REAL awards 2019

FIVE YEARS! Five years in a row! I am absolutely floored!

The REAL awards shortlist (which feeds into the YABBAs in Victoria, the KOALAs in NSW and the KROCs in the Northern Territory) has been announced and You Choose: Alien Invaders From Beyond the Starsis on it, in the “Fiction For Older Readers” section. It is the fifth time that a You Choosebook has made the shortlist, and the third time for You Choose: Alien Invaders From Beyond the Stars.

I am so honoured to be sharing the spotlight with these amazing books on the “Fiction For Older Readers” shortlist:

  • 52 Mondays by Anna Ciddor
  • Fearless Frederic by Felice Arena
  • Finding Serendipity by Angelica Banks
  • Funny Kid For President by Matt Stanton
  • Help Around The House by Morris Gleitzman
  • Nevermoor: The Trials Of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend
  • So Wrong 2 by Michael Wagner & Wayne Bryant
  • The 104-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths & Terry Denton
  • The Forgotten Pearl by Belinda Murrell

Of course, there are even more great books across three other sections: “Picture Story Books”, “Fiction for Younger Readers” and “Fiction for Years 7-9”. Check out the full shortlist.

You may notice that You Choose: Alien Invaders From Beyond the Stars has a pretty AWESOME cover. That would be the work of Mr James Hart. James and his artwork are what make these books stand out on the bookshop shelves. Thanks James!

Kids do the nominating and voting in these awards. No grown-ups! That’s pretty cool! So to all the kids who nominated my books over the last five years…

Thank you!

Thank you!