Author | Editor
TAKE A BOW, NOAH MITCHELL
by Tobias Madden
Australia/New Zealand: Out now (Penguin Teen)
US: Out now (Page Street YA)
Noah is in love with his online best friend. Which is a huge problem, for the following reasons:
1. His crush has no idea.
2. Noah only knows him as his gaming avatar.
3. There’s zero chance they’ll ever meet in real life.
So, when Noah sees an opportunity to secretly meet his crush, he takes it. Even though he’ll have to join the cast of a local production of Chicago with his self-obsessed mother. Even though he’ll need to lie to his best (and only) friend. And even though he’ll have to sing and dance in front of actual people.
Because love is worth the risk. And, really, what could possibly go wrong?
ANYTHING BUT FINE
by Tobias Madden
ABIA Awards 2022 - Shortlisted for Book of the Year for Older Children
Australia/New Zealand: OUT NOW (Penguin Teen)
US: OUT NOW (Page Street YA)
Luca is ready to audition for the Australian Ballet School. All it takes to crush his dreams is one missed step . . . and a broken foot.
Jordan is the gorgeous rowing star and school captain of Luca's new school. Everyone says he's straight - but Luca’s not so sure . . .
As their unlikely bond grows stronger, Luca starts to wonder: who is he without ballet? And is he setting himself up for another heartbreak?
UNDERDOG: #LOVEOZYA SHORT STORIES
Edited by Tobias Madden, featuring 'Variation' by Tobias Madden
Underdog is the first #LoveOzYA short story anthology for unpublished Australian YA writers.
#LoveOzYA celebrates the best of new Australian writing for teenage readers. It has grown from a humble hashtag into a movement, reflecting the important role young adult fiction plays in shaping our current generation of readers. This anthology collects, for the first time, some of the tremendous work from the #LoveOzYA community. Featuring a foreword by award-winning Australian novelist Fleur Ferris (Risk, Wreck, Black and Found), Underdog celebrates the diverse, dynamic and ever-changing nature of our nation's culture. From queer teen romance to dystopian comedy, from hard-hitting realism to gritty allegory, this brilliant, engrossing and inspiring collection of short stories will resonate with any teen reader, proving, yet again, why there is just so much to love about #LoveOzYA.
Teachers Notes are available for download HERE.
A 'how-to guide' for surviving life, parents, and sharing the limelight
Siblingship the cabaret follows the childhood journey of Daniel Assetta (The Book of Mormon, Wicked, CATS) and Chiara Assetta (West Side Story, Good Omens, The Dismissal), two real-life, all-singing, all-dancing, Italian-Australian siblings. Through classic show tunes and a splash of pop music, this dynamic cabaret explores the ‘rules’ that make the world’s most unique relationship work. Siblingship is a show for everyone who ever fought with, told secrets to, stood up for, laughed and cried with, absolutely couldn’t stand—but always loved and could never live without—their siblings.
'The show is beautifully written, brave, thoughtful, endlessly entertaining, and in places, quite moving.'
- Canberra Critics Circle