After winning one of the James Patterson grants for encouraging kids to read, Boffins decided to put the focus on keeping kids reading, and so the Boffins Books YA Club was formed.

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Jan 17, 2019
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This book is too handsome to describe. If you're a Mortal Engines fan make sure to pick this up next time you're in store - it's packed with awesome illustrations and information!
Jan 16, 2019
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Holidays aren't just for fun - it can also be a great time to practice skills you're not so sure on or learn a little more. If you want to get prepared for February, check out our range of education and activity books in store.
Dec 31, 2018
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It's the end of year list time - what was the best book you read in 2018? What are you excited to read in 2019?
Dec 06, 2018
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There's a new literary award for West Australian writers - the Fogarty Literary Award is open to writers between 18 and 35, and cover fiction, narrative non-fiction and young adult fiction. Check it out, you can win a cash prize and a publishing contract with Fremantle Press.
Dec 03, 2018
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If you need the perfect card or gift wrap for you gift, make sure to check out the range in store!
Nov 30, 2018
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We've posted a bit about Scribblers Festival, and today we're pleased to announce we'll be running a Festival bookshop at next year's events!
Nov 30, 2018
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Any thoughts on the teaser?
Nov 28, 2018
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Buy any children’s book from our website between now and the 3rd of December and go into the running to win one of 2 copies of LUIS AND THE ALIENS on DVD. This is a great chance to get a start on your Christmas shopping (and maybe get an extra gift from Santa)!
Nov 19, 2018
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Our Summer Reading Guide is here - which also means it's time to enter our Book Hamper draw!
Nov 15, 2018
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This series is just too gorgeous - huge pages of colour illustrations in a beautiful hardcover package!
Nov 08, 2018
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Snow has shut down Greg's middle school and the whole neighbourhood is a wintry battleground. Obviously not set in Australia, take a trip with the new Diary of a Wimpy Kid book The Meltdown!
Nov 06, 2018
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Patrick Ness fans, what do you think of his latest book And the Ocean Was Our Sky?
Nov 02, 2018
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Scribblers Festival are also looking for Youth Curators curators to work with the Festival programmers and mentors to decide the sessions and content for The YA Collective. If you’re aged between 13 and 16, have a passion for YA literature, and want to try your hand at programming, then Scribblers Festival wants to hear from you. Applications are open now and close Friday 23 November!
Nov 01, 2018
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If you're a storyteller of any sort - writing, poetry, comics, or essays - check out the first ever Golden Pen Awards. Entries are open now!
Oct 31, 2018
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Wundersmith - the new Nevermoor book - has arrived! We've got paperback and hardcover editions, whatever you need for your collection.
Oct 29, 2018
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Fairytale retellings are always popular - what's your favourite twist on a classic?
Oct 26, 2018
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The conclusion to Stella Montgomery's award-winning story has arrived at Boffins!
Oct 24, 2018
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Who grew up reading Tracey Beaker? https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/sep/29/jacqueline-wilson-tracy-beaker-interview
Oct 22, 2018
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Test your knowledge at the Carpe Librum quiz night!
Oct 22, 2018
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We're expecting the new Sarah J. Maas novel, the final in the Throne of Glass series, this week - have you pre-ordered yours?
Oct 19, 2018
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We're having a Happy Weekend with 25% OFF all in-store full-price fiction - including our young adult fiction and graphic novels! Shop online or come and visit before 4pm this Sunday the 21st of October :)
Oct 16, 2018
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Who's picked up Hank Green's first novel? What are your thoughts?
Oct 15, 2018
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Robert Muchamore is back with KILLER T - a slight change from his popular CHERUB series! This one's about a killer virus (the Killer T of the title) created by terrorists and two teens who are drawn together in a time of advancing gene-editing technology.

Latest reviews

I devoured this book. Patrick Ness has quickly become one of my top favourite authors. His previous book The Rest ... Read more...
'Naondel' follows the feminist epic stories of the Red Abbey and the surrounding realms that Maria Turtschaninoff started in 'Maresi'. ... Read more...
We Come Apart is great for reluctant readers as its verse format makes the text easy to understand and less ... Read more...
Julia Lawrinson was in store with the YA Club on February 3rd 2017. Read the transcript here for a glimpse ... Read more...
The way that Sarah constructs characters to think and just be amazing is amazing. I love how she fits in ... Read more...
Set in New York, over fifty years before Harry’s story begins, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is J.K. ... Read more...
I don’t know where to begin with Words in Deep Blue, other than this was beautiful. Read more...
An absolutely phenomenal work from my favourite Australian YA author. Kate tackles the dark issues of social media, cyberbullying and ... Read more...
Lisa is a member of the Boffins YA Book Club. You can read her blog here. Read more...
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Mental illness is one of those tricky topics that seem to be carefully tip-toed around by authors of YA novels, ... Read more...
Her half brother has just blitzed into her life and turned it upside down, then he goes missing. A poignant ... Read more...
I'd heard of My Sister Rosa, but it wasn't until last week that I read a review convinced me I ... Read more...
“Parker Grant doesn’t need eyes to see through you.” Read more...
I’m going to start off this review with an honest confession: I watched the 5th Wave movie before I read ... Read more...
I read the first line of this book and immediately I was hooked. Read more...

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