SHORTLIST 2013 - Focus on Fiction for younger Readers

Download: Younger Readers Shortlist Poster / Full Shorlist Poster (pdf)

Here are some links to help you find out more about the ten fiction books for younger readers on this year's KOALA Shortlist.

What do you think of the books on the list? Tell us in the comments below. Better still, if you are a young reader - up to Year 9 - then send us your review to and we will put it on the blog.


Alice-Miranda Shows the Way by Jacqueline Harvey Review on ReadPlus blog

Andy Roid and the Field Trip Terror by Felice Arena Review on ReadPlus blog

Billie B. Brown: The Copy Cat Kid by Sally Rippin, illustrated by Aki Fukuoka - Review by The Book Chook

Bungawitta by Emily Rodda, illustrated by Craig Smith Review by NSW Association for Gifted & Talented Children

EJ12 Girl Hero: Pyramid Puzzle by Susannah McFarlane A page of fun & a sample chapter

Our Australian Girl: Meet Nellie by Penny Matthews, illustrated by Lucia Masciullo Read a sample

Our Australian Girl: Meet Rose by Sheryl Clark, illustrated by Lucia Masciullo Read a sample

Pizza Cake by Morris Gleitzman Review on Boomerang Books Blog

Sword Girl: The Siege Scare by Frances Watts, illustrated by Gregory Rogers  Frances Watts Guest on Kids Book Review

The Three Doors #1 The Golden Door by Emily Rodda Review & trailer on St Martin of Tours LRC blog