West Australian Young Readers’ Book Award (WAYRBA) is a readers’ choice award, organised on a statewide basis for young readers.

The Award operates on three levels, Younger Readers, Picture Books and Older Readers.
Readers are invited to nominate, through their libraries, books that they have enjoyed. The winners will be announced

Votes close – 21 September 2018
Winners will be announced – 16 November 2018

Older Readers Shortlist


Perfect by Cecelia Ahern (Flawed #2)
Within These Walls by Robyn Bavati*
Summerlost by Ally Condie
Arena 13 by Joseph Delaney (Arena 13 #1)
Living On Hope Street by Demet Divaroren*
Pieces Of Sky by Trinity Doyle*
The Girl Who Rode The Wind by Stacy Gregg
Catch The Zolt by Phillip Gwynne* (The Debt #1)
The Last Time We Say Goodbye by Cynthia Hand
One Half From The East by Nadia Hashimi
Ginny Moon by Benjamin Ludwig
The Novice by Taran Matharu (The Summoner #1)
One Of Us Is Lying by Karen M. Mcmanus
All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
Library Of Souls by Ransom Riggs (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children #3)
Sunny Side Up by Holly Smale (Geek Girl #4.5 / Geek Girl Special #2)
The Warden’s Daughter by Jerry Spinelli
Hunted by Meagan Spooner
Trouble Is A Friend Of Mine by Stephanie Tromly (Trouble #1)
Pandemic by Yvonne Ventresca
Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
One Would Think The Deep by Claire Zorn*

Younger Readers Shortlist


Riddle Gully Secrets by Jen Banyard** (Riddle Gully #3)
Intergalactic Gas by Aaron Blabey* (Bad Guys Episode 5)
The Lost Twin by Sophie Cleverly (Scarlet And Ivy #1)
Spooky Weird! by Anh Do* (Weirdo #9)
Turning Pointes by Emma Freedman*
The 91-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths* (Treehouse #7)
Alice-Miranda Holds The Key by Jacqueline Harvey* (Alice-Miranda 15)
Welcome To Willowvale by Rebecca Johnson* (Vet Cadets #1)
Double Down by Jeff Kinney (Diary Of A Wimpy Kid #11)
Tracy Lacy Is Completely Coo-Coo Bananas! by Tania Lacy* (Tracy Lacy #1)
Pax by Sara Pennypacker
The Other Christy by Oliver Phommavanh*
Epic Adventure (Kind Of) by Liz Pichon (Tom Gates #13)
Pepsi The Problem Puppy by Sandi Parsons**
The Shop At Hoopers Bend by Emily Rodda*
Darkstalker by Tui T. Sutherland (Wings Of Fire: Legends#1)
Sisters by Raina Telgemeier (Smile #2)
The Midnight Gang by David Walliams
Rent A Bridesmaid by Jacqueline Wilson
Battle Royale by Tony Wilson* (Selwood Boys #1)

Picture Book Shortlist


Torty And The Soldier: A Story Of A True WWI Survivor by Jennifer Beck & Fifi Coltson
Even Superheroes Have Bad Days by Shelly Becker & Eda Kaban
Don’t Call Me Bear! by Aaron Blabey*
New Year Surprise! by Christopher Cheng* & Di Wu*
Boy by Phil Cummings* & Shane Devries*
Whatcha Building? by Andrew Daddo* & Stephen Michael King*
The Legend Of Rock Paper Scissors by Drew Daywalt & Adam Rex
There’s A Big Green Frog In The Toilet by Anh Do* & Heath Mckenzie*
The Travel Bug by Benjamin Gilmour* & James Gulliver Hancock*
Chip by Kylie Howarth**
Radio Rescue! by Jane Jolly* & Robert Ingpen*
We’re All Wonders by R J Palacio
Stepping Stones: A Refugee Family’s Journey by Margriet Ruus & Nizar Ali Badr
Spark by Adam Wallace* & Andrew Plant*
The Afghanistan Pup by Mark Wilson*
Nanna’s Button Tin by Dianne Wolfer** & Heather Potter*

* Australian Author / Illustrator ** West Australian Author/ Illustrator