WAYRBA 2021 – Picture Books and Younger Readers

The Western Australian Young Readers’ Book Award (WAYRBA) shortlist for 2021 has been announced.

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. These nominations are then considered by the WAYRBA committee and the three lists are drawn up.

Picture Book Shortlist

Pig the Blob by Aaron Blabey *
Twelve Days of Kindness by Cori Brooke * and Fiona Burrows (illustrator) **
Littlelight by Kelly Canby **
Dharma the Llama by Matt Cosgrove *
Along Came a Different by Tom McLaughlin
Give Me Back My Bones by Kim Norman
I Go Quiet by David Ouimet
Ravi’s Roar by Tom Percival
A Mouse Called Julian by Joe Todd-Stanton
Beast Feast by Emma Yarlett

Younger Readers Shortlist

Dawn of the Underlord by Aaron Blabey *
Playing Up by Tim Cahill *
What’s That in Dog Years? by Ben Davis
Ninja Giants by Anh Do *
The Storm Keeper’s Island by Catherine Doyle
The 130-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths * and Terry Denton *
Fish Kid and the Mega Manta Ray by Kylie Howarth **
Shouting at the Rain by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
White Fox by Chen Jiatong
Maddie in the Middle by Julia Lawrinson **
The House on Hoarder Hill by Mikki Lish and Kelly Ngai
The Land of Roar by Jenny McLachlan
Hotel Flamingo by Alex Milway
Here in the Real World by Sara Pennypacker
The Lost Heir (graphic novel) by Tui T. Sutherland and Mike Holmes
Slime by David Walliams
Stargazing by Jen Wang

*Australian author
** WA author