If you are looking for ideas for something to read, click on the icons below to see our suggested reading lists for different types of books. These books are particularly suitable for students in year 7 and 8.
The annual CBCA Book of the Year Awards aim to promote quality literature for young Australians, support and encourage a wide range of Australian writers and illustrators of children's and YA books, and celebrate contributions to Australian children's and YA literature.
The Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIAs) is an annual celebration that celebrates the connection between Australian readers and the ‘book makers’ – authors, editors, publishing professionals and retailers, who unite to create the must-read books of the year.
The Stella Prize is a major literary award celebrating Australian women’s writing, and an organisation that champions cultural change. The prize is named after one of Australia’s iconic female authors, Stella Maria Sarah ‘Miles’ Franklin, and both nonfiction and fiction books by Australian women are eligible for entry.
The Newbery Medal was named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.
The CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals are the UK's oldest and most prestigious children's book awards. Often described by authors and illustrators as 'the one they want to win' - they are the gold standard in children's literature. The CILIP Carnegie Medal is awarded by children's librarians for an outstanding book written in English for children and young people.
The Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards are considered the “Oscars” of the comics world. Named for the pioneering comics creator and graphic novelist Will Eisner, the awards are given out in more than two dozen categories during a ceremony each year at Comic-Con International: San Diego.
The Man Booker Prize is the leading literary award in the English speaking world, and has brought recognition, reward and readership to outstanding fiction for five decades. The Man Booker International Prize is awarded annually for a single book, translated into English and published in the UK.
The Hugo Awards recognise excellence in the field of science fiction and fantasy. They were first awarded in 1953, and have been awarded every year since 1955. The awards are run by and voted on by fans.
The Nebula Awards are voted on, and presented by, active members of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc.They are awarded annually to the best novel, novella, novelette, short story, and script.
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