In Sydney today the 2011 Get Reading! campaign was launched with the release of the ’50 Books You Can’t Put Down’ list for this year.
This year’s campaign will run from 29 August to 30 September.
The reading guide this year features 35 Australian titles, with 13 of the 50 titles children’s/ young adult books.
The children’s and YA titles are:
Baby Wombats Week Board Book (Jackie French & Bruce Whatley)
The Flying Orchestra (Clare McFadden, UQP)
Mr Badger and the Big Surprise (Leigh Hobbs, A&U)
Billie B Brown: The Secret Message (Sally Rippin & Aki Fukuoka, HGE)
The Three Doors #1: The Golden Door (Emily Rodda)
Museum of Thieves (Lian Tanner, A&U)
Troubletwisters (Garth Nix & Sean Williams, A&U)
Mice (Gordon Reece, A&U)
Last Sacrifice: Vampire Academy V6 (Richelle Mead, Penguin)
Passion (Lauren Kate, Doubleday)
The Hunger Games (Suzanne Collins)
Lament (Maggie Stiefvater)
Heroes of Olympus – The Lost Hero (Rick Riordan, Puffin)