insideadog-small “Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend, inside a dog, it’s too dark to read.” Groucho Marx

The 2015 ‘Inside a Dog’ Inky Awards longlist has been announced! If your teen (or YA loving adult) is looking for a great read then check out this list!

The Inky Awards recognise high-quality young adult literature, with the longlist and shortlist selected by young adults, and the winners voted for online by the teen readers of

Want to be a an Inky Awards judge? Or know anyone who might be interested? I know some of the readers of Welcome to my Library have some keen teenage readers living in their house! Encourage them to go for it! Anyone between the ages of 12-20 can vote to decide who wins.

Apply HERE to be a judge (deadline for applications 7th April) Read some of these great books below and enter your vote!

What does an Inky Awards Judge do?

-Reads all 20 longlisted books (which judge gets to keep), in the space of three months.

-Selects the shortlist of 10 books, in consultation with the other judges.

There are two awards: the Gold Inky Award for an Australian book, and the Silver Inky Award for an international book.

 Gold Inky Award for an Australian Book






 Silver Inky Award for an International Book




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