2013 COOL Awards Shortlist

Check out these terrific titles that have been nominated for the 2013 COOL awards. In term 4 students will be able to vote for their favourites!
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Fiction for years 7-9: The Dead I Know by Scot Gardner

Aaron Rowe walks in his sleep and haunted by dreams he can’t explain and memories he can’t recover. Death doesn’t scare him—his new job w.

Fiction for years 7-9: After by Morris Gleitzman

Morris Gleitzman is the bestselling Australian children's author of over 30 books - from the humour of Bumface to the heart-rending series Once, Then and Now, his books have struck a chord with re - Morris Gleitzman - After

Fiction for older readers: Brotherband, The Outcasts by John Flanahan

Brotherband The Outcasts by John Flanagan (Random House Australia) shortlisted for the 2013 Patricia Wrightson Prize.

Fiction for years 7-9: A Straight Line to My Heart by Bill Condon

A funny, poignant, realistic story of Tiffany's first love and first job, and…

Fiction for years 7-9: Grace by Morris Gleitzman

INDIGENOUS TEEN DRAMAGrace - Morris Gleitzman In the beginning there was me and Mum and Dad and the twins. And talk about happy families, we were bountiful. But it came to pass that I started doing sins. And lo, that when all our problems began.

Fiction for older readers: Thai-riffic! by Oliver Phommavanh

Author: Oliver Phommavanh Text type: Novel Setting: Thai - Australian context This is an entertaining novel about a contemporary Australian - Thai family who run a restaurant.

Fiction for older readers: Just Doomed by Andy Griffiths

Fiction for older readers: Just Doomed by Andy Griffiths

Fiction for younger readers: Pizza Cake by Morris Gleitzman

Pizza Cake by Morris Gleitzman. Links to high resolution cover, audio of Morris Gleitzman reading first chapter, extract and teaching notes.

Fiction for year 7-9: Stolen, A Letter to my Captor by Lucy Christopher

Stolen: A Letter to My Captor by Lucy Christopher - a novel rich in interpretative images of the Australian landscape.

Fiction for younger readers: The forgotten pearl by  Belinda Murrell.

The forgotten pearl is the key to entering an exhilarating wartime adventure from bestselling author Belinda Murrell.

Fiction for years 7-9: Give me Four Reasons by Lizzie Wilcock

Fiction for years Give me Four Reasons by Lizzie Wilcock

Fiction for older readers: The Unlikely Journey of Jack de Crow by A.J Mackinnon

Truly hilarious books are rare. Even rarer are those based on real events. Mackinnon, your charming and eccentric guide, on an amazing voyage in a boat called Jack de Crow.

Fiction for older readers: Specky Magee and the Best of Oz by Felice Arena and Garry Lyon

Booktopia has Specky Magee and the Best of Oz, Specky Magee : Book 8 by Felice Arena. Buy a discounted Paperback of Specky Magee and the Best of Oz online from Australia's leading online bookstore.

Fiction for younger readers: The Siege Scare by Frances Watts

'The Siege Scare: Sword Girl Book by Frances Watts, illustrated by Gregory Rogers

Fiction for years 7-9: Shift by Em Bailey

[Em Bailey] -- Olive Corbett is definitely not crazy. These days she takes her meds like a good girl, and hangs out with her best friend Ami, and stays away from girls she used to be friends with.