Centre for Youth Literature - YA Showcase 2017


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The world of youth literature is an ever evolving place with many stories to be told. Join a fabulous roster of Australian publishers for a fast-paced, sneak peek at Australian and international YA titles coming out in 2017 ...

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Centre for Youth Literature - YA Showcase 2017

  1. 1. 6 December 2016 YA Showcase Centre for Youth Literature
  2. 2. 2017 Inky Awards Nominations close: 20 December 2016 Longlist announcement: 23 February (Perth Writers Festival) Judges call out: 23 February – 22 March Shortlist call out: 15 August Winners announcement: 3 October Free downloadable shelftalkers and resource toolkits (libraries, schools and teens) here.
  3. 3. –3 Reading Matters, 2-3 June 2017 More information about conference, schools day and speakers here.
  4. 4. Life in a Fishbowl Len Vlahos • The story of one girl’s battle against the reality TV show she's unwillingly starring in • Hilarious, gut-wrenching, and fist-pumpingly triumphant • Acclaimed author: 2014 Morris Award finalist for The Scar Boys • Author available for Skype events January 2017
  5. 5. The Edge of Everything Jeff Giles • Cinematic, star-crossed fantasy romance series • An incredible, epic journey that straddles two worlds • By the former deputy managing editor of Entertainment Weekly, who has won a number of writing awards February 2017
  6. 6. We Come Apart Sarah Crossan & Brian Conaghan • Two important voices in YA come together to break your heart • A contemporary Romeo and Juliet March 2017
  7. 7. Letters to the Lost Brigid Kemmerer • Juliet writes letters to her dead mother. Declan finds one and writes back… • Compelling contemporary romance told through anonymous letters between 2 teens • New contemporary romance by the author of the Elemental series April 2017
  8. 8. Sarah J. Maas A Court of Thorns and Roses 3 May 2017 A Court of Thorns and Roses Colouring Book May 2017 Throne of Glass Untitled Novella #1 27 June 2017 Throne of Glass 6 September 2017 The World of Throne of Glass October 2017
  9. 9. UQP YA 2017
  10. 10. 2016 YA Highlights
  11. 11. Steven Herrick - Love, Ghosts & Nose Hair and A Place Like This • Companion titles • Both CBCA shortlisted • Steven is a beloved author of 22 books for young adults and children • Themes include first love, teen pregnancy, grief.
  12. 12. Brian Falkner - That Stubborn Seed of Hope • Gripping short story collection • Bite-sized tales • Book title comes from Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson • Brian is an internationally acclaimed author • Stories based around theme of fear and hope. Cover not final
  13. 13. Pip Harry - You Got This • Follows two teenage girls - one homeless and trying to get home; the other lost and trying to find herself • Features the amazing Footpath Library as a backdrop to tell the story • Stories about acceptance and tolerance are needed in the current climate • Pip has strong social media presence • Themes include belonging, friendship, teen pregnancy, acceptance and life
  14. 14. Nova Weetman - The Secrets We Share • Sequel to 2016’s much loved The Secrets We Keep • Book is young YA - straddles the markets between YA and MR • Nova is a rising Melbourne-based YA star • Themes include belonging, family, grief and home.
  15. 15. Kate O’Donnell - Untidy Towns • For teenage readers who enjoyed Steven Herrick’s The Simple Gift and Alyssa Brugman’s Finding Grace. A little bit Gilmore Girls, a little bit Nick Earls • Exciting emerging author (first YA book!) • Kate is a bookseller, editor, blogger and loves the Lucksmiths • Themes include country towns, friendship, families, finding yourself … and kissing.
  16. 16. Australian YA trends and highlights • Australia is fortunate to have a very diverse YA literature landscape with a very diverse range of themes and messages covered • From contemporary to dystopian, and historical to romance there is a genre for everyone • #Love Oz YA Movement
  17. 17. Begin, End, Begin: A #LoveOzYA Anthology Begin, End, Begin: A #LoveOzYA Anthology By Danielle Binks ISBN: 9781460752319 RRP: $24.99 Published: May 2017 Ages: 14 +
  18. 18. Remind Me How This Ends Remind Me How This Ends By Gabrielle Tozer ISBN: 9781460751688 RRP: $17.99 Published: April 2017 Ages: 14 +
  19. 19. • The Silver Screen Treatment and the continued success of YA movie franchises • Issues like mental illness, suicide, self-harm, substance abuse, rape and also death are becoming more prevalent • LGBT themes are becoming more common • As are historical, fantasy and sci-fi novels International YA trends and highlights
  20. 20. Carve the Mark Carve the Mark By Veronica Roth ISBN: 9780008159481 RRP: $24.99 Published: January 2017 Ages: 13 +
  21. 21. 2017 YA highlights
  22. 22. The City of Night Neverending (Paladero #2) By Steven Lochran Book 2 in the epic fantasy series about an apprentice cowboy-knight & his fight against a dark conspiracy. February 2017
  23. 23. The Secret Science of Magic By Melissa Keil Stunning contemporary YA about unconventional romance, perfect timing & making friends with the weirdos. April 2017
  24. 24. In the Dark Spaces By Cally Black A masterful & electric rollercoaster ride through deep space. July 2017
  25. 25. Amelia Westlake By Erin Gough Two girls create a grand feminist hoax to bring down their elite private school – and end up falling for each other. Late 2017
  26. 26. Silver Stars (Soldier Girls #2) By Michael Grant The epic alternate history about three soldier girls during WW2, from the New York Times- bestselling author of the GONE series. March 2017
  27. 27. IDA Alison Evans T: @_budgie alisonwritesthings.com YA+ Spec fic Unique voice Young author Queer & genderqueer characters Entertaining, moving, contemporary, relevant T: @bonnierau I: @bonnierpublishingau F: bonnierpublishingau
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  29. 29. P–31 Centre for Youth Literature - Contact UsCentre for Youth Literature - Contact Us Take Three Girls – September 2017
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  33. 33. Gap Year in Ghost Town Michael Pryor July 2017 $19.99 Let's get this straight – ghosts are everywhere. I can see them. You can't. And, see them or not, they're dangerous..
  34. 34. The Things We Promise J. C. Burke March 2017 $19.99
  35. 35. Living on Hope Street Demet Divaroren June 2017 $19.99 We all love someone. We all fear something. Sometimes they live right next door - or even closer.
  36. 36. For anyone who has ever wished they didn’t press ‘send’. Mad as Hell Gabrielle Williams June 2017 $19.99 #MadAsHell #LoveOzYA Send
  37. 37. The Diviners Book 3 Libba Bray September 2017 Avenged: Ruined 2 Amy Tintera May 2017 Margo LanaganScot Gardner E. LockhartJudith Clarke Zeroes 3 Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan & Deborah Biancotti October 2017 Illuminae 3 Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff November 2017
  38. 38. Reads to get your hearts thumpin’ TEEN
  39. 39. #LOVEOZYA ♥ Cool themes: - Is there anyone who doesn’t feel invisible sometimes - Being different is cool. It’s okay to be smart and feisty. - What the heck is true love anyway?! – sometimes the guy who appears to be ‘the one’ is not ‘the one’. APRIL 2017 Tonya Alexandra
  40. 40. FEBRUARY 2017 Maria V. Snyder Also from Maria Snyder Choose: A quick death or slow poison… #THEFINALE!!!!!! ♥ Special hardcover edition with fan mosaic slip jacket
  41. 41. MARCH 2016 • The first incredible novel in a highly commercial and original YA fantasy fiction series • From the international bestselling author of the White Rabbit Chronicles Also from Gena Showalter One choice. Two realms. No second chance. MARCH 2017 Gena Showalter ♥ Firstlife, 2 weeks at No.1 YA bookscan top charts
  42. 42. MAY 2017 Kady Cross ♥ If these are your kinda girls: Meet Hadley!
  43. 43. ♥ Paper Princess franchise hit No. 1 New York Times bestseller list and remained on the list for 15 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. ♥ A timely and addictive contemporary tale of a teen rock star in need of an image makeover and the teen girl hired to be his fake girlfriend. JUNE 2017 Erin Watt
  44. 44. Upcoming Titles
  45. 45. Down the Line by Michael Panckridge Due to popular demand, the highly acclaimed LEGENDS series returns! Brighter – bolder – updated. Mitchell Grady has done it again. He is the Legend of Cricket. Surely Travis Fisk, the school thug who’ll do whatever it takes to win, won’t let him win three events in a row. What will he try this time? For the first time Mitch and Luci are pitted directly against their friends. It’s one thing to play your enemies and win, but how does it feel to beat your friends? It’s not all fair play when the stakes are high. ‘If you are keen to have your kids as passionate about books as they are about the footy, look out for Legends’ Education Today March, 2017
  46. 46. Clearing the Pack by Michael Panckridge Football and netball are the next two sports in the Legends series, and Travis and Mia are flying high. Travis steps up his intimidation tactics, knowing he’s got to win this one to stay in the race. But has he gone too far this time? Can Mitchell and Travis set aside their differences to battle the tough Wetherhood team and achieve the impossible? Meanwhile, Bryce investigates the mystery in the library. Suddenly, there’s a whole lot more to play for... ‘Kids with a sporting bent will love this’ AFL Auskick March, 2017
  47. 47. Harry Kruize, Born to Lose by Paul Collins A tale of the acceptance of change and loss; the importance of friends and family, and the uplifting strength that comes from hope. Harry’s mum runs a boarding house for transient old men who are down on their luck. To counter his frustration and anger, Harry longs for the companionship of a dog. The Annual Gala at school features a dog hurdle race and more than anything in the world, Harry would love to enter a dog into that race and win it. Such a win would give him a sense of worth and belonging. A new lodger, Jack Ellis, befriends Harry and Shares with him a wealth of outback adventure stories featuring dogs. March, 2017
  48. 48. Dragon Apocalypse by DC Green The Dead Gang are back, and they're armed and dangerous. PT, Greta, Bruce, and Scarab must stop PT's boy-king brother Robbie from detonating the world's supply of nuclear bombs and destroying Monstro City. Meanwhile, Erika and Stoker race not one, but two goblin armies to save Kalthazari, the last dragon – and with her, the magic holding the world together. Praise for previous City of Monsters entries: 'A monster mash of hilariously epic proportions' Just So Stories 'A wild, wise-cracking ride' Ian Irvine April, 2017
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  61. 61. One Memory of Flora Banks Emily Barr One of the best books I've read this year. I devoured it in one sitting. The new YA sensation you won't be able to forget. THE ONE MEMORY OF FLORA BANKS is an incredible page-turner of a novel, full of twists and turns, against the backdrop of obsessive first love. It will appeal to fans of WE WERE LIARS and readers of all ages who enjoy gripping commercial thrillers like BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP. $19.99 January 2017
  62. 62. A Shadow’s Breath Nicole Hayes $19.99 February 2017 A compelling story of heartbreak, courage and forgiveness from the award-winning author of The Whole of My World and One True Thing. ‘Nicole Hayes is a magnificent rising force in Australian Publishing … Every word leaps off the page. If John Green has a contemporary then Nicole Hayes is it.’ …buythebookreviews.blogspot.com.au
  63. 63. Valentine Jodie McAlister Valentine is the first in a smart, witty and page-turning YA series with a paranormal twist for fans of Sarah J. Maas. Alex Adsett described the series as ‘a smart, witty contemporary YA for fans of Holly Black and Maggie Stiefvater’, and said McAlister is ‘an exciting new talent’. Bookseller and Publisher $19.99 February 2017
  64. 64. Mr Romanov's Garden in the Sky By Robert Newton From the Prime Minister’s Literary Award winning author, Robert Newton comes a novel full of heart, warmth and friendship. “A violent incident sparks an unlikely and surprising friendship between a young girl and an old man, leading to an adventure that brings both drama and understanding to their lives in contemporary Melbourne” “Mr Romanov’s Garden in the Sky is a delightful and compelling tale with a strong sense of contemporary multicultural Australia and a vivid cast of characters” $17.99 March 2017
  65. 65. Geekerella Ashley Poston “Part romance, part love letter to nerd culture, and all totally adorbs, Geekerella is a fairy tale for anyone who believes in the magic of fandom.” “I am IN LOVE with Geekerella! I love all of the references in the book, especially the subtle ones! Not only is Geekerella a love story about two teen geeks falling in love by text message, it is also a love story about fans and their many fandoms. Ashley Poston is a writer to watch for sure!” ***** Goodreads Heather Brown “I LOVED this! It’s quirky and romantic, and a clever retelling of Cinderella…Like the book equivalent of a Hugh Grant film” Angela Duke, Head of Children’s Sales PRH $19.99 April 2017
  66. 66. Centre for Youth Literature 82 Twitter: @CentreYouthLit Facebook: Centre for Youth Literature Instagram: @insideadog Join up for the enewsletter: http://bit.ly/1ytEozl We have answered +500 queries this year – talk to our team: Phone: 03 8664 7014 Email: youthlit@slv.vic.gov.au