Hear It! : Book recommendations from our guest speakers

YA Fiction Reviewer : Bec Kavanagh

Night Beach – Kirst Eagar

Midwinterblood – Marcus Sedgewick

The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf – Ambelin Kwaymullina

The Other Brother – Simon French

Chasers: Along – James Phelan

This Is Shyness – Leanne Hall

Me, Earl & the Dying Girl – Jesse Andrews

The Fault in Our Stars – John Green

Mice – Gordon Reece

Shelter – Harlan Coben

YA Author :  Tim Pegler

For primary age readers:

The Dumb Bunnies series, the Captain Underpants series, Dogzilla all by Dav Pikey.

The Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney

Big Nate series by Lincoln Pierce

 For upper primary – lower secondary:

The Samurai Kids series by Sandy Fussell

The OK Team series by Nick Place

The Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan

Rapunzel and Calamity Jack by Shannon and Dean Hale (GN)

Chess Nuts by Julia Lawrinson

The Skulduggery Pleasant series by Derek Landy

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

Burning Eddy by Scot Gardner

Vulture’s Gate by Kirsty Murray

The Lord of the Rings trilogy by JRR Tolkien

The Harry Potter series by JK Rowling

The Tomorrow When the War Began series by John Marsden

The Spook’s Apprentice Series by Joseph Delaney

The Life of a Teenage Bodysnatcher by Doug McLeod

Joe the Barbarian by Grant Morrison (GN)

For mid to upper secondary readers:

Boys of Blood & Bone by David Metzenthen

The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins

The Cave by Susanne Gervay

Joel and Cat Set the Story Straight by Nick Earls and Rebecca Sparrow

Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley

One Dead SeagullWhite Ute Dreaming; The Dead I Know… anything by Scot Gardner

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns and Batman: The Dark Knight Strikes Again by Frank Miller (GN)

Fighting Ruben WolfThe UnderdogThe Messenger – all by Markus Zusak who is better known for The Book Thief

Paper Towns and Looking for Alaska by John Green

Ten Mile River by Paul Griffin

The Tales of the Otori series by Lian Hearn (book 1 Across the Nightingale Floor)

Kill the Possum by James Moloney

Before I Die by Jenny Downham

Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan


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