WAYRBA Shortlist 2017

West Australian Young Readers’ Book Award 2017 (WAYRBA)

The WAYRBA awards are a reader’s choice award, nominated, and voted on by young people in Western Australia. To be eligible the book needs to have been printed in the last five years and still be in print. For more information check out the WAYRBA website.
You can check out all of the nominated books at your local Cockburn Library.

Picture Books

Thelma the Unicorn by Aaron Blabey*
The Cat Wants Custard by P. Crumble* and Lucinda Gifford*
The White Mouse: The Story of Nancy Wake by Peter Gouldthorpe*
How the Sun Got to Coco’s House by Bob Graham*
Tidy by Emily Gravett
Boomerang and Bat by Mark Greenwood** and Terry Denton*
Fish Jam by Kylie Howarth**
The Day the Crayons Came Home by Oliver Jeffers and Drew Daywalt
Do Not Open This Book by Andy Lee and Heath McKenzie*
What’s Up Mumu? by David Mackintosh
Me, Teddy by Chris McKimmie*
Pandamonia by Chris Owen** and Chris Nixon **
A Beginner’s Guide to Bear Spotting by Michelle Robinson and David Roberts
Mike I Don’t Like by Jol and Kate Temple* with Jon Foye*

Younger Readers

Teresa: A New Australian by Deb Abela*
Mission Unpluckable by Aaron Blabey* (Bad Guys, Book 2)
Double Dare You by Meredith Costain* (Ella Diaries, Book 1)
Anyone But Ivy Pocket by Caleb Krisp (Ivy Pocket, Book 1)
Brobot by James Foley ** (S. Tinker Inc., Book 1)
Escape from Mr Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein (Mr Lemencello’s Library, Book 1)
The 78-Storey Treehouse: Movie Opening Night by Andy Griffiths* (Treehouse, Book 7)
Sister Heart by Sally Morgan **
Roses are Blue by Sally Murphy**
Dragonfly Song by Wendy Orr *
Boy X by Dan Smith
No Rules by R.A. Spratt* (Friday Barnes, Book 4)
Hoodwinked! by Jen Storer * (Truly Tan, Book 5)
Race to the End of the World by A.L. Tait * (The Mapmaker Chronicles, Book 1)
Grandpa’s Great Escape by David Walliams

Older Readers

Flawed by Cecelia Ahern (Flawed, Book 1)
The Pain, My Mother, Sir Tiffy, Cyber Boy and Me by Michael Gerard Bauer*
The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani (School for Good and Evil, Book 1)
The Call of the Wild by Julie Fison* (Choose Your Own Ever After, Book 2)
Risk by Fleur Ferris *
One True Thing by Nicole Hayes*
The Smuggler’s Curse by Norman Jorgensen**
Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella
Illuminae by Amie Kaufman* & Jay Kristoff* (Illuminae Files, Book 1)
Auggie and Me by R.J. Palatio (Wonder Companion)
The Road to Winter by Mark Smith* (Winter, Book 1)
Green Valentine by Lili Wilkinson*
Opal Plumstead by Jacqueline Wilson
The Shark Caller by Dianne Wolfer**
The Sky So Heavy by Claire Zorn*

* Australian Author
** West Australian Author


Author: Jessica

I was a teacher for six years before becoming a Young People's Services Librarian. I taught everything from kindy to year seven and I'm really excited to be working towards greater early literacy with the children of Cockburn.

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