YARR-A ~ Awards
Young Adult Reader Reviews - Australia

Last updated: August 2021


ALA Newbery Medal




CILIP Carnegie Children's Book Award


CBCA Book Of The Year Older Readers


Prime Minister's Literary Awards - Young Adult Fiction


Newberry Medal

CILIP Carnegie website

 CBC website

2021 Newbery Medal



When You Trap A Tiger  by Tae Keller cover image

When You Trap a Tiger

Tae Keller



All Thirteen by Christina Soontornvat cover image

All Thirteen: the incredible cave rescue of the Thai Boys' Soccer Team

Christina Soontornvat


Box by Carole Boston Weatherford cover image

Box: Henry Brown Mails Himself to Freedom

Carole Boston Weatherford with illustrations by Michele Wood


Fighting Words by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley cover image

Fighting Words

Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

We Dream of Space by Erin Entrada Kelly cover image

We Dream of Space

Erin Entrada Kelly


A wish in the dark by Christina Soontornvat cover image

A Wish in the Dark

Christina Soontornvat


2021 Carnegie Medal



Look Both Ways by Jason Reynolds cover image

Look Both Ways

Jason Reynolds

Clap When You Land by Acevedo cover image

Clap When You Land

Elizabeth Acevedo

The Girl Who Speaks Bear by Sophie Anderson cover image

The Girl Who Speaks Bear

Sophie Anderson

illustrated by Kathrin Honesta

The Girl Who Became A Tree by Joseph Coelho cover image

The Girl Who Became A Tree

Joseph Coelho

illustrated by Kate Milner

On Midnight Beach by Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick cover image

On Midnight Beach

Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick

Run, Rebel by Manjeet Mann cover image

Run, Rebel

Manjeet Mann

The Fountains of  Silence by Ruta Sepetys cover image

The Fountains of Silence

Ruta Sepetys

Echo Mountain by Lauren Wolk cover image

Echo Mountain

Lauren Wolk


2021 CBC Book of the Year - Older Readers



The End of the World is Bigger than Love by Davina Bell cover image

The End of the World is Bigger than Love

Davina Bell

Honour Books

Metal Fish, Falling Snow  by Cath Moore cover image

Metal Fish, Falling Snow

Cath Moore

Where We Begin by Christie Nieman cover image

Where We Begin

Christie Nieman

Shortlisted Books

The Lost Soul Atlas by Zana Fraillon cover image

The Lost Soul Atlas

Zana Fraillon

When Rain Turns To Snow by Jane Godwin cover image

When Rain Turns To Snow

Jane Godwin

Peta Lyre's  Rating Normal by Anna Whateley cover image

Peta Lyre's Rating Normal

Anna Whateley



Young Adult Literature


shortlist announced

late 2021

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