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August 10th, 2018
The Inky Awards Shortlist   After the challenging process of narrowing down such an incredible longlist, we are ready to announce The 2018 Inky Awards shortlist. Our dedicated judges deliberated lovingly through the impressive selection,...
July 10th, 2018
We are proud to announce our Inky Awards judges for 2018. Our 9 teen judges will work to whittle the longlisted titles down to a final shortlist for teens all over Australia to vote on. And they are... Fahma, age 13, from VIC Sophie, age 15, from...
March 1st, 2018
We’re so excited to be able to share the 2018 Inky Awards longlist with you! The longlist of 10 Australian and 10 international YA titles was selected by a panel of past Inky Awards judges, the Dog’s Advisory Board and Inside a Dog alumni, all young...
February 22nd, 2018
This year we are introducing a new component to the Inky Awards, as part of our soon to be launched Inside a Dog website. We’re offering teens (from anywhere in Australia with an decent internet signal) the opportunity to become one of our inaugural...

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Recent Reviews

I really enjoyed this contemporary novel. Ben is 13 and lives with his parents and his sister Olive...
This is the last book in the Beyond Borders series. In this book, Jaime has returned to Australia...
This is a harrowing story of how a 12 year old girl falls between the cracks of our welfare system...
This was an okay book.  Juniper is grieving for her older sister, Camilla, who was killed in a...