Bestsellers. Award-winners. Superstars.
This anthology has them all.
With brilliantly entertaining short stories from beloved young adult authors Amie Kaufman, Melissa Keil, Will Kostakis, Ellie Marney, Jaclyn Moriarty, Michael Pryor, Alice Pung, Gabrielle Tozer, Lili Wilkinson and Danielle Binks, this all-new collection will show the world exactly how much there is to love about Aussie YA.
Harnessing the power of the #LoveOzYA social media movement, this anthology features incredible short stories from ten beloved Australian YA authors.
Winner - 2018 Australian Book Industry Awards (Older Children)
Shortlisted - 2018 Inky Awards
Shortlisted -- 2017 Aurealis Awards (Best Young Adult Short Story): One Small Step by Amie Kaufman, I Can See the Ending by Will Kostakis, Competition Entry #349 by Jaclyn Moriarty, First Casualty by Michael Pryor and Oona Underground by Lili Wilkinson
Shortlisted -- 2017 Aurealis Awards (Best Fantasy Short Story): Oona Underground by Lili Wilkinson
Shortlisted -- 2017 Aurealis Awards (Best Science Fiction Short Story): One Small Step by Amie Kaufman
Shortlisted -- 2017 Aurealis Awards (Best Science Fiction Novella): I Can See the Ending by Will Kostakis
Michael Pryor has published more than thirty novels and fifty something short stories. He is one of the co-publishers of Aurealis, a premier Fantasy and SF magazine. He has been shortlisted for the Aurealis Award seven times, and seven of his books have been CBCA Notable books. Visit michaelpryor.com.au to find out more.
Lili Wilkinson is the award-winning author of ten YA novels, including Scatterheart, Pink and Green Valentine. After studying Creative Arts at the University of Melbourne, Lili established the insideadog.com.au website, the Inky Awards and the Inkys Creative Reading Prize at the Centre for Youth Literature, State Library of Victoria. She has a PhD in Creative Writing, and lives in Melbourne with her husband, son, dog and three chickens.
Visit liliwilkinson.com.au to find out more.
Gabrielle Tozer is an award-winning and internationally published author and freelance writer based in Sydney, Australia. She has published five books, including the young adult novels Remind Me How This Ends, which was on the Children's Book Council of Australia's 2018 Notable list and longlisted for the State Library of Victoria's 2018 Gold Inky Award, Faking It and The Intern, which won the 2015 Gold Inky Award.
Her first picture book, Peas and Quiet (illustrated by Sue deGennaro), was published in 2017, as was her YA contemporary short story ‘The Feeling From Over Here' (featured in Begin, End, Begin: A #LoveOzYA Anthology, the Book of the Year for Older Children at the 2018 ABIA Awards). In 2019 she will be releasing her first children's novel, Melody Trumpet, and she is currently working on another young adult novel. (Yes, that's why she still hasn't brushed her hair.)
Melissa Keil has lived in Minnesota, London and the Middle East, and now resides in her hometown of Melbourne. Her YA novels, Life in Outer Space and The Incredible Adventures of Cinnamon Girl have both been shortlisted for the CBCA Book of the Year and the Gold Inky awards.
Danielle Binks is an editor, book blogger, literary agent, and youth literature advocate. The short story in a #LoveOzYA anthology is her first book publication, and marks her as an emerging voice in the Australian YA landscape. Visit daniellebinks.com to find out more.
Amie Kaufman is a New York Times and internationally bestselling author of young adult and middle grade fiction, including Unearthed and the Starbound trilogy with Meagan Spooner and the Illuminae Files with Jay Kristoff. Ice Wolves is her first solo novel, and her favourite part of the writing process was taking howling lessons from a wolf expert.
Her multi-award-winning work has been described as 'a game-changer' (Shelf Awareness) and 'out-of-this-world awesome' (Kirkus Reviews). Amie lives in Melbourne, Australia with her husband, their rescue dog, and an extremely large personal library.
Read more at www.amiekaufman.com
Will Kostakis is an award-winning author, but his real claims to fame are a Twitter spat with Guy Sebastian, and that time a member of Destiny's Child said his name. Visit willkostakis.com to find out more.
Ellie Marney is a teacher and author of the Every series (Every Breath, Every Word, Every Move), a highly-awarded YA crime trilogy. She advocates for and promotes Australian YA literature through #LoveOzYA, hosts an online book club - #LoveOzYA book club - and is a Stella Prize Schools Ambassador. She lives near Castlemaine, Victoria, with her partner and four sons.
Visit elliemarney.com to find out more.
Jaclyn Moriarty grew up in Sydney, lived in the US, the UK and Canada, and now lives in Sydney again. She is the prize-winning, best-selling author of the Ashbury-Brookfield books (including Feeling Sorry for Celia and Finding Cassie Crazy) and the Colours of Madeleine trilogy (A Corner of White, The Cracks in the Kingdom and A Tangle of Gold).
Visit jaclynmoriarty.com to find out more.
With only a small army at her command Halíka Dacomé, a skilled warrior and daughter of the Elemental King, is ready to lead one final battle to save her planet. A battle against the savage, bloodthirsty Primords who want to extinguish the diminished race of Elementals once and for all.
But before battle commences her father is given an ultimatum from the enemy leader, Arfron Uhnok. If the king agrees, Halíka Dacomé must marry Arfron Uhnok to prevent further bloodshed. If the king disagrees they will all perish.
Horrified by her father's decision Halíka Dacomé leads her army onward regardless of the consequences. Because her heart belongs to another. A love that blossomed many years ago. A love that her father has forbidden.
Halíka faces her toughest battle yet and learns that not all battles are those fought with a sword...
The Battle for Arcanon Major is an epic love story set against the backdrop of war and is the first Prequel to Elemental: The First.
Harper Flute believes that her younger brother Tin, with his uncanny ability to dig, was born to burrow. While their family struggles to survive in a bleak landscape during the Great Depression, the silent and elusive little Tin begins to tunnel beneath their tiny shanty. As time passes, Tin becomes a wild thing, leaving his family further and further behind. Sonya Hartnett tells a breathtakingly original coming-of-age story through the clear eyes of an observant child, with exquisite prose, richly drawn characters, and a touch of magical realism.
When will you know that you have reached your coming of age? A bet on this topic between two fleas is rapidly transformed into a tragedy for their family, a true „baptism of coming of age” for the main character of the story. You have the opportunity to learn how they are going to sort out this conflict and what are the truths of this marathon of surprising adventures reading the forth volume of the series A Little Frog’s Heart.
Hickory Ditch, Arkansas – July 2012
Popular fried chicken chain Wings of Glory is under attack from homosexual activists, and Harvest Mission Pentecostal Church is ready to fight back.
Caught in the crossfire of a culture war in which they never enlisted, Casper and Brant will each have to find his own answer to the age-old question: Am I really what I eat? Because if they could find the courage to tell each other their truths, they might discover there really is life after the Ditch.
CHICKEN is a Southern Gothic YA novel with an infusion of magical realism. It’s a raw, honest, sometimes funny, sometimes poignant look at falling in love in a place where angels and demons are believed in without question, but the human heart is always subject to suspicion.
But Ava soon finds that changing herself is more complicated than changing her wardrobe. Even getting involved in the school musical raises issues she never imagined. As she faces surprising choices and unforeseen consequences, Ava wonders if she will ever figure out who she really wants to be.
Pink received an American Library Association Stonewall Award Honor for exceptional merit relating to the gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender experience.
Supports the Common Core State Standards