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VATE regularly receives review copies of new texts from writers and publishers. This is a great way to trial new textbooks and novels with your class and gain feedback from your colleagues. You then get to share your review with all VATE members who often rely on the text reviews to help them select items for their own and professional use. If you would like to receive and review one of the books listed below, please email Josephine Smith, Publications and Communications Officer, publications@vate.org.au for further information. Please note: All review books are only available to current VATE members (both individual and organisational). Members with close links to institutions or companies should avoid reviewing titles published by these bodies.

Writers and publishers who are interested in having their books reviewed by VATE members are invited to email Josephine Smith, Publications and Communications Officer, publications@vate.org.au for further information.

Available titles for review

Fantasy

NEW Mars Awakens, HM Waugh, Allen & Unwin (2022). Read more...

Fiction

Beyond the End of the World: The Other Side of the Sky 2, Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner, Allen & Unwin (2022). Read more...

NEW Family of Liars, E. Lockhart, Allen & Unwin (2022). Read more...

NEW Interned, Pamela Rushby, Walker Books (2022). Read more...

League of Liars, Astrid Scholte, Allen & Unwin (2022). Read more...

Mikki and Me and the Out-of-Tune Tree, Marion Roberts, Allen & Unwin (2022). Read more...

NEW My Spare Heart, Jared Thomas, Allen & Unwin (2022). Read more...

One Bright Morning, Wendy Scarfe, Wakefield Press (2022). Read more...

NEW Something About Alaska, J.A. Cooper, MidnightSun Publishing (2022). Read more...

NEW The Callers, Kiah Thomas, Harper Collins (2022). Read more...

NEW The Comedienne's Guide to Pride, Hayli Thomson, Harper Collins (2022). Read more...

NEW The Cult of Romance, Sarah Ayoub, Harper Collins (2022). Read more...

NEW The Lesbiana's Guide to Catholic School, Sonora Reyes, Harper Collins (2022). Read more...

NEW The Lost Ryu, Emi Watanabe Cohen, Allen & Unwin (2022). Read more...

NEW The Marvellers, Dhonielle Clayton, Harper Collins (2022). Read more...

NEW The Memory Librarian: And Other Stories of Dirty Computers, Janelle Monáe, Harper Voyager Books (2022). Read more...

NEW The Taking of Jake Livingston, Ryan Douglass, Andersen Press (2022). Read more...

NEW The Way of Dog, Zana Fraillon, University of Queensland Press (2022). Read more...

NEW The Wearing of the Green, Claire Saxby, Walker Books (2022). Read more...

NEW Trent Dalton's Boy Swallows Universe, Adapted for the Stage by Tim McGarry, Harper Collins (2022). Read more...

Tyenna, Julie Hunt & Terry Whitebach, Allen & Unwin (2022). Read more...

Non-fiction

NEW Impossible (young readers' edition), Stan Walker with Margie Thomson, Harper Collins (2022). Read more...

Poetry

 

Graphic novels

 

NEW Girl on Fire, Alicia Keys & Andrew Weiner, Harper Collins (2022). Read more...

Teaching resource

NEW Spelling it Out: How Words Work and How to Teach Them, Misty Adoniou, Cambridge University Press (2022). Read more...

Text books