Kids' Book Highlights
Sam and Dave Dig a Hole
Sam and Dave are on a mission. A mission to find something spectacular. So they dig a hole. And they keep digging. And they find... nothing. Yet the day turns out to be pretty spectacular after all. In this title, attentive...
Louise Loves Art
After drawing a picture of her cat, a young girl searches for the perfect place to hang her masterpiece.
Percy Jackson and the Greek Gods
In this whirlwind tour of Greek mythology, Percy Jackson gives his personal take on the gods and goddesses of Ancient Greece - and reveals the truth about how they came to rule the world.
The Dying of the Light
The FINAL shocking, heart-wrenching book in the jaw-droppingly stupendous Skulduggery Pleasant series. Valkerie. Darquesse. Stephanie. The world ain't big enough for the three of them. The end will come...
To This Day
I'm not the only kid who grew up this way surrounded by people who used to say that rhyme about sticks and stones as if broken bones hurt more than the names we got called.
Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Changed the World
*Young Reader's Edition* *In 2014 Malala become the youngest ever person to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize* Written in collaboration with critically acclaimed NATIONAL BOOK AWARD finalist Patricia McCormick, Malala tells her...
Raina can't wait to be a big sister, but once Amara is born she realizes things won't be quite what she had expected. Despite Amara's cuteness, she is a cranky, grouchy baby. Their relationship doesn't improve much over the years...
Apple and Rain
When Apple's mother returns after eleven years of absence, Apple feels whole again. She will have an answer to her burning question - why did you go? And she will have someone who understands what it means to be a teenager -...
Falling Into Place
One cold fall day, high school junior Liz Emerson steers her car into a tree.
Violet Lasting is no longer a human being. Tomorrow she becomes Lot 197, auctioned to the highest royal bidder in the Jewel of the Lone City. Tomorrow she becomes the Surrogate of the House of the Lake, her sole purpose to produce...
When I Was A Girl In Sudan
Like all Madi girls, Paskalina works hard, but she also has time to listen to stories, and to sing and dance. Written in English and Ma'di language, this is a story of traditional life written by Paskalina Eiyo, a Madi elder from...
When I Was A Boy In Sudan
Ukuni and his friends use their wits to protect the community's crops from marauding birds and creatures. Written in English and Ma'di language, this is a story of traditional life written by Sarafino Enadio, a Madi man from...
Answers trivia questions for kids with exciting and colourful 3D digital illustrations. This book brings key subjects such as science, geography and history to life, through beautiful 3D images and a fun interactive question and...
The Little Factory of Illustration
This beautiful book invites readers to join the Artful Sketcher on an exclusive tour of one of the most creative factories they'll ever know: the Little Factory of Potential Illustration. The factory is full of eccentric artists...
As Red As Blood
Seventeen-year-old Lumikki Andersson is hardly your average teenager. She lives by herself in the city of Tampere, Finland, and has a firm rule to mind nobody's business but her own. But that rule is put to the test when she...
Jamie Reign - the Hidden Dragon
This is the series for every young boy who has dreamt of living on a boat, having extraordinary adventures - and discovering he is totally awesome at kung fu! This thrilling sequel to The Last Spirit Warrior sees Jamie...
Are You Seeing Me?
This road trip will have earth-shattering consequences ...Twins Justine and Perry are about to embark on the road trip of a lifetime in the Pacific Northwest. It's been a year since they watched their dad lose his...
In a perfect world, Jonas begins to see the flaws... THE GIVER is the classic award-winning novel that inspired the dystopian genre and a major motion picture adaptation for 2014 starring Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep,...
Maddy Frank has always lived in Jermyn Street.But now her mum and dad are making her move from the city, far away to some place called Plenty. How will Maddy survive without everything and everyone she knows? But what about her...
A bulldog and a poodle learn that family is about love, not appearances.
I Spy a Great Reader: How to Unlock the Literacy Secret and Get Your Child Hooked on Books
Australian Children's Laureate, book lover and dyslexia sufferer Jackie French gives a wonderful insight into how you can help your child discover a world of books. Does your child love books, but can't stay still...
One Minute’s Silence
A moving and powerful story about the meaning of Remembrance Day, drawing on the ANZAC and Turkish battle at Gallipoli. In the silence that follows a war long gone, you can see what the soldiers saw, you can feel what the soldiers...
The Butterfly House
The Butterfly House is a charming story of friendship between children and their grandparents from one of the youngest talents in British illustration, Sarah Smith. The book's richly textured illustrations and delightful details...
More Than This
A boy called Seth drowns, desperate and alone in his final moments, losing his life as the pounding sea claims him. But then he wakes. He is naked, thirsty, starving. But alive. How is that possible? He remembers dying, his bones...
An exciting new addition to the narrative non-fiction series Nature Stories, about emus. Ages 5+.
Armageddon Outta Here - the World of Skulduggery Pleasant
One AMAZING new novella. Three GRIPPING new stories. In the ULTIMATE story collection.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Charlie longs to see inside Mr Willy Wonka's enormous chocolate factory. Now Mr Wonka, the most wondrous inventor in the world, has hidden golden tickets inside his delicious creamy chocolate bars. Only five winners can go through...
Walk Tall is a special younger readers' edition of the Jim Stynes autobiography My Journey, adapted by Warwick Green. Part football autobiography and part coming-of-age story, Walk Tall is an inspirational and unforgettable...
I am Juliet
The world's most famous love story told by one of Australia's most respected authors. This is the well - known story of Juliet Capulet and her love for Romeo.
Peppa Pig: The Official Annual 2015
Suitable for Peppa fans, this title features Peppa Pig books from Ladybird for you to enjoy including: The Big Tale of Little Peppa, Peppa's Big Race and more.
Does This Happen to Everyone?: A Budding Adult’s Guide to Puberty
Do You Know Who You Are?
Includes questionnaires and quizzes for girls aged 14-17, offering creative ways to discover the real you. This book focuses on activities such as yes or no questions to help you approach some of teenage life's biggest issues,...
How to Train Your Dragon: Incomplete Book of Dragons
How to Train Your Dragon's Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third tells us everything you need to know about dragons...
The Big Book of Old Tom
Five adventures of Leigh Hobbs' much loved characters, Old Tom and Angela Throgmorton, in one delightful collection.
Figgy in the World
Figgy has two problems. One is her name. Nobody in Ghana has that name. The other is that her grandmother is ill and needs special medicine. Figgy cant do much about her name, but she can do something for Grandma Ama.
The Giver Quartet
Newbery Medal-winner Lois Lowry's acclaimed Giver Quartet series in a single-volume collection.
When Samantha wants a really special sandwich, her brother Sam offers to make her an unforgettable treat, filled with everything she wants... and a few not-so-delicious extras. This sandwich-shaped book lets you unfold the...
The Silly Book of Side-Splitting Stuff
This laugh-out-loud book is bursting with lists, facts, jokes and funny true stories all about silly people, silly animals, silly inventions, silly names and much more. Discover The Great Stink, the man who ate a bike, a girl...
Remembered by Heart: An Anthology of Indigenous Writing
You can't change the past, but you can live a different future.Bronwyn Bancroft These stories are powerful: sharing pain, humour, grief, hope and pride. Pride in family, community and survival. Pride in being Aboriginal.
I am Cow Hear Me Moo!
Best-selling author, Jill Esbaum, and fantastic illustrator (author), Gus Gordon, team up for this funny and oddly reassuring rhyming romp about the brilliantly brave Nadine the Cow. Nadine is a 'truly remarkable cow' who is...
Computer Coding for Kids
Computer coding is firmly back on the agenda as a key skill for children to start learning. Avoiding computer jargon, this book guides children through creating computer programs starting with the very basics. It is suitable for...
A moving and powerful coming-of-age story with a whimsical element that belies the heart-breaking truth of grief and loss.
I don't walk past the house next door. I wish the woman who lives in it was dead. Which makes it hard . . . because she was the one who came running when I screamed. Kat Jones is woken by an Intruder looming over her bed. She's...
How Harry Riddles Made a Mega-amazing Zombie Movie
Meet the funniest kid in fiction!
In 2014 Morris Gleitzman promises to captivate his fans yet again with another heart-rending and compelling novel set in wartime. Once, Then, After and Now took us inside young people in World War Two. Loyal Creatures is the story...
Matt Cooper is twelve, and spends quite a bit of his time honing his magic skills and tricks. He doesn't realise that his great-grandfather, Mattheus Coperneau, was a professional magician whose career came to a disastrous end...
A Kid A Camera And A Big Idea
Do you have the movie bug? Is your hand constantly holding a camera and your head constantly dreaming up crazy stories? A Kid, A Camera, & A Big Idea is your step by step guide to making amazing films.
Meet Douglas Mawson
This picture book series is about the extraordinary men and women who have shaped Australia's history, including the great Antarctic explorer, Sir Douglas Mawson. Douglas Mawson led the first Australian expedition to the...
Kelsey and the Quest of the Porcelain Doll
A beautifully written story of love, adversity and adventure from award-winning author Rosanne Hawke. When eight-year-old Kelsey goes to Pakistan so her mum and dad can help flood victims, she's miserable. It means missing out on...
Stephen Biesty’s Giant Vehicles
See inside some of the world s most enormous vehicles in this amazing lift-the-flap book by the award-winning, bestselling illustrator Stephen Biesty. Discover eight monster machines that little engineers will love finding out...
Firefly July: A Year of Very Short Poems
Poet and anthologist Paul B. Janeczko pairs with illustrator Melissa Sweet for a collection of short poems that celebrate the simple things of life, season by season.
The Bourne Identity meets The Terminator in this fast-paced technothriller for boys aged 10 to 14.
Slaves of Socorro
When Hal and the Heron brotherband become the Araluan duty ship, they're excited at the challenges ahead. But an enemy from their past returns, causing the Herons to be thrown into a dangerous new quest to free captured Araluans...
My Heart is Laughing
Dani's been trying her best to stay happy ever since her best friend Ella moved away. But some girlsarecruel to her . . It would all be okay if only Ella would move back. From the author of the critically acclaimed My Happy Life.
101 Things for Kids to Do Outside
Packed with games, projects, crafts, experiments and gardening inspiration, 101 Things for Kids to do Outside will have your children racing out to try something new.
In Your Dreams
Susie is supposed to write about what she wants to be when she grows up. But she doesn't have a clue! When she has a series of puzzling dreams, Gran encourages her to think about their deeper meaning and Susie soon finds she knows...
Do You Dare?: The Bushranger’s Boys
Do You Dare fills a much-needed gap for engaging Austraian historical fiction for boy readers aged 8 to 12. These fast-paced, adventure-driven stories effortlessly bring to life so many facets of our past.
The Adventures of Sir Roderick, the Not-Very Brave
Roderick doesn't want to be the knight who has to protect the kingdom! Isn't there someone else who can do it?
Quincy Jordan doesn't want to meet her hippie cousins and go to school in Crystal Bay. Her life in Sydney is perfect. There's no way that Quincy is going to be 'Crystallised' -- that is until her cousin Esme, the school musical...
Cath and Wren are identical twins, and until recently they did absolutely everything together. Now they're off to university and Wren's decided she doesn't want to be one half of a pair any more - she wants to dance, meet boys, go...
Busy little peas introduce their favorite occupations, from astronaut to zoologist.
The Firebird Mystery: A Jack Mason Adventure
With all its twists and turns and helter-skelter action, The Firebird Mystery is an addictive story and a spellbinding homage to the world of Victorian literature that will appeal to readers of all ages.
Who has put leaves in Lola's sandwich? It's a real mystery. Soon everyone suspects Benny, but could they have the wrong kid? It's up to the SMC to find the real culprit!
We are the dream and the dreamers-- so begins this beautifully written story that celebrates the imagination of children at play. Complemented by Sally Morgan's rich and colourful illustrations, the book is full of movement. It...
The Impossible Knife of Memory
For the past five years Hayley Kincain and her father, Andy, have been on the road, never staying long in one place as he struggles to escape the demons that have tortured him since his return from Iraq. Now they are back in...
Freaks Like Us
For this teenage boy, black clouds have fangs! And he must evade them if he's ever going to see his best friend, and the girl he loves, again. This brilliantly witty and searingly honest coming-of-age story invites you into the...
The End of the World
Skulduggery and Valkyrie are back, in an exclusive World Book Day novelette, set after the momentous events of Death Bringer...
Eight boys are about to take on a crew of fifty cut-throat pirates ...is this an impossible quest? Hal and the Heron brotherband are on the trail of Zavac and his precious cargo. Will they be able to find the pirates when the...
Popular: Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek (A Memoir)
Stuck at the bottom of the social ladder at 'pretty much the lowest level of people at school who aren't paid to be here,' Maya Van Wagenen decided to begin a unique social experiment: spend the school year following a 1950s...
My Mum Says the Strangest Things
From the team that brought you the rip-roaring bestseller My Dad Thinks He's Funny.When Mum's busy she says she's run off her feet. When I dawdle, Mum tells me to shake a leg. When I say, I'm coming, Mum says, So is Christmas. ...
Bureau of Mysteries 2
Obscuria is in trouble! Join the Bureau of Mysteries as they puzzle their way out of a Mechanomancer disaster. George and Imp are back, this time alongside the adventurer Lord Periwinkle Tinkerton and his moody assistant,...
Song for a Scarlet Runner
WINNER OF THE READINGS CHILDREN'S BOOK PRIZE 2014 Peat is on the run - forced to flee for her life when she's blamed for bringing bad luck to her village. She heads for the endless marshes,...
A brand-new picture book from the creator of WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE!
The Billy That Died with its Boots on and Other Australian Verse
With galloping rhythm and snappy rhyme, Stephen Whiteside's read-aloud poems portray the Australian outdoors, sporting life and animals, as well as the domestic world of the average Aussie kid - with the odd dinosaur and Martian...
Pandora Jones - Admission
Pandora Jones wakes in a changed world at The School - a sanctuary for survivors of a plague pandemic. Haunted by terrible dreams, surrounded by traumatic events, Pandora must trust her instincts if she is to stay safe. And her...
What if Sherlock Holmes was the boy next door? A smart, sexy, thriller for teenagers. 'Quirky and real, fast-paced and full of great characters...I was hooked from the first page.' - Cath Crowley
A Bus Called Heaven
One morning it appeared, out of nowhere, sitting right outside Stella's house - a broken, old bus. On the front of it, held up with packing tape, is a hand-painted sign that says, Heaven . How did it get there? Everyone...
The New Kid
Angeline and Edgar might be kids, but they're also two of Ghost Club's youngest ghost-catchers. Got a problem with a ghost, poltergeist or ghoul? Can't sleep because of all the rattling chains and cackling laughter? Angeline and...
Looking for Alibrandi
A third generation Italian/Australian girl tells the story of her final school years and how she comes to terms with her family, her culture and her sexuality. Author's 1st novel
Bureau of Mysteries
In the bustling city of Little Obscurity, George Feather lives a fairly uneventful life. That is, until he falls down a chimney and discovers the Bureau of Mysteries, an eccentric group of investigators and codebreakers who live...
Tiny: The Invisible World of Microbes
There are living things so tiny millions could fit on a dot. They are vital for life on earth, and do all sorts of things - from giving us a cold and making yoghurt to wearing down mountains and helping to make the air we breathe....
Now in paperback, the next instalment in the best-selling and award-winning Dragonkeeper series! The year is 325. The powerful Han Dynasty is a distant memory and tribes of barbarian soldiers fight over what was once the Empire....
A Very Good Idea
Marcus and Mila Tinkler are VERY good at climbing. But can they go from their house to the town clock tower without once touching the ground? It will probably be hard. It will probably be dangerous. And almost certainly dirty....
Dead End in Norvelt
Jack's summer has hit a dead end ...After being 'grounded for life', Jack is facing a summer of doing nothing. He might crash in his Dad's homemade plane, or catch the disease that makes you dance yourself to death, or fall foul...
Max and Bob are old friends. Max helps out in Bob's shop, and in the evenings they go fishing together.Until one summer, when everything changes.From the winner of the 2013 Crichton Award for Australia's...
The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender
Foolish love appears to be a Roux family birthright. And for Ava Lavender, a girl born with the wings of a bird, it is an ominous thing to inherit. In her quest to understand her peculiar disposition and a growing desire to join...
At the end of World War II, Jack Baker, a landlocked Kansas boy, is suddenly uprooted after his mother's death and placed in a boy's boarding school in Maine. There, Jack encounters Early Auden, the strangest of boys, who reads...
It's summer in St Kilda. Fifteen-year-old Sky is looking forward to great records and nefarious activities with Nancy, her older, wilder friend. Her brother - Super Agent Gully - is on a mission to unmask the degenerate who...
The Onion’s Great Escape
A little onion must escape the big fry and she needs your help!
Nine Open Arms
An intriguing novel with a classic feel, featuring three vividly alive young sisters, an eccentric family struggling against the odds, and the slowly revealed story of a house with a past.
Ophelia and the Marvellous Boy
Eleven-year-old Ophelia might not be brave, but she certainly is curious. Her family is still reeling from her mother's death, and in a bid to cheer everyone up, her father has taken a job at an enormous gothic museum in a city...
Inspired by the bushfires that have affected many Australians, Fire is a moving and sensitive story of a natural disaster as seen through the eyes of a cockatoo. The fire mercilessly engulfs homes and land, leaving a devastating...
Ruby Red Shoes Goes to Paris
SHORTLISTED FOR THE READINGS CHILDREN'S BOOK PRIZE 2014 Ruby and her grandmother Babushka are off to Paris for a holiday! When they arrive they go and meet Babushka's brother, Monsieur Gaspar...
Both exhilarating and wrenching, Hilary T. Smith's debut novel captures the messy glory of being alive, as seventeen-year-old Kiri Byrd discovers love, loss, chaos, and murder woven into a summer of music, madness, piercing...
Meet Martha Grimstone, a girl trying to find her own special talent in the world, in this sweetly gothic fairytale told in a collage of words, photos and drawings.
Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made
Take eleven-year-old Timmy Failure - the clueless, comically self-confident CEO of the best detective agency in town, perhaps even the nation. Add his impressively lazy business partner, a very large polar bear named Total. Throw...
Billie B Brown: The Best Pencilcase
The Fairy Doll and Other Tales from the Dolls' House
Discover the secret life of dolls in this beautiful collection.
An old storyteller returns to the city to tell his own tale and discovers thechildren he used to entertain have not forgotten him in this picture book setin Japan. Full color.
Welcome to My Country
Laklak Burarrwanga and family invite you to their Country, centred on a beautiful beach in Arnhem Land. Its crystal waters are full of fish, turtle, crab and stingray, to hunt; the land behind has bush fruits, pandanus for...
Rules of Summer
The much anticipated new book from Australia's most acclaimed picture-book creator.
The Open Ocean
A stunning oversized book that will be enjoyed by all ages as both a decorative work of art and a hands-on educational tool. With elegant, graphic illustrations, plus intriguing facts about each animal, learning about ocean life...
Dads: A Field Guide
Get reading! 50 books you can't put down --Cover.
The Silver Door
The Silver Door is the second book in Rodda’s Three Doors
trilogy. Rye, Sonia, Dirk and Faene journey back to Weld, planning
to leave Faene in safety there while they set off on their second
Rye thinks that...
The Big Adventure
Jack loves camping! Sleeping in a tent, toasting marshmallows and especially going on adventures. But will one of his adventures take him a little further than he planned?
The Golden Door
The start of a stirring fantasy trilogy from the bestselling author of the Dragons of Deltora series. The walled city of Weld is under attack from ferocious flying creatures. The Warden calls for volunteers to find and destroy the...
Lulu Bell and the Sea Turtle
Lulu and her family are setting off on an adventure a long way from home. Mum has been invited to visit an Aboriginal community to choose paintings for an art exhibition. Lulu, Rosie and Gus are having lots of fun swimming and...
A Very Unusual Pursuit
A clever adventure with feisty characters, set in a time where science clashes with superstition and monsters lurk in chimneys. Birdie, the singing bogler's apprentice, will win your heart in this fantastic beginning to an...
A bold and original picture book from acclaimed artist Ron Brooks and exciting new poet and author Julie Hunt.
A Cat Called Penguin
Alfie has always loved playing with Penguin, an enormous cat, who Alfie has claimed as his own. But when his next door neighbour's granddaughter, Grace, comes to live with her, she decides Penguin belongs to her! What neither of...
A brilliantly written steampunk faery fantasy by a dazzling young talent, this is JONATHAN STRANGE AND MR NORRELL for kids, mixed with a dash of THE BARTIMAEUS TRILOGY...
Man Made Boy
Monsters and heroes aren't born - they're made - in this brilliantly original novel and funny, fantastical coming-of-age story.
The Fault in Our Stars
Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly...
In this charming story about friendship, love and recognising what matters most, the author reminds readers that 'being cool' is mostly about being yourself.
I Want My Hat Back
A picture-book delight by a rising talent tells a cumulative tale with a mischievous twist. The bear's hat is gone, and he wants it back. Patiently and politely, he asks the animals he comes across, one by one, whether they...
Where Things Come Back
Just when 17-year-old Cullen Witter thinks he understands everything about his small and painfully dull Arkansas town, it all disappears. Tinged with melancholy and regret, comedy and absurdity, this novel finds wonder in the...
WINNER OF THE 2014 CBCA AWARD FOR OLDER READERS Boarding for a term in the wilderness, sixteen-year-old Sibylla expects the gruesome outdoor education program - but friendship complications,...
My Life as an Alphabet
Introducing Candice Phee: twelve years old, hilariously honest and a little ... odd. But she has a big heart, the very best of intentions and an unwavering determination to ensure everyone is happy. So she sets about trying to...
Good Night, Sleep Tight
Another perfect picture book from the creators of the best-selling Where Is the Green Sheep? Bonnie and Ben have a favourite babysitter whose much-loved nursery rhymes ensure a wonderful whimsical world before bedtime.
The Ghost Bride
Seventeen-year-old Li Lan lives in 1890s Malaya with her quietly-ruined father, who returns one evening with a proposition - the fabulously wealthy Lim family want Li Lan to marry their son. The only problem is, he's dead.
The 39-Storey Treehouse
Andy and Terry's amazing treehouse has 13 new levels including a non-erupting active volcano, an opera house, a baby-dinosaur petting zoo, Andy and Terry's Believe it or Else! museum, and a top secret 39th level that hasn't even...
Kissed by the Moon
Part poem, part lullaby, this gentle story celebrates a baby's wonder at our beautiful world.
The Children of the King
Three children have been sent to live in the countryside, safe from the war in London. When they find two boys hiding in a castle, the past and future come together to make an extraordinary adventure. A hauntingly beautiful story...
Chasing the Valley
Set in a land where magic can be terrifying, Chasing the Valley combines the friendship and camaraderie of Ranger s Apprentice with the hardship and survival of The Hunger Games with spectacular results. Danika is used to...
Every morning A wakes in a different person's body, in a different person's life, learning over the years to never get too attached, until he wakes up in the body of Justin and falls in love with Justin's girlfriend, Rhiannon.
Jepp, Who Defied the Stars
Thrilling, romantic and in turns heart-warming and heartbreaking, Jepp is a highly original and unforgettable story about one young mans struggle to escape his destiny. Based on the resl 17th centuary historical figure, Jepp's...
The Girl Who Brought Mischief
SHORTLISTED FOR THE READINGS CHILDREN'S BOOK PRIZE 2014 When Inge Maria arrives on the tiny island of Bornholm in Denmark to live with her grandmother, she's not sure what to expect. Her...
Tyrannosaurus in the Veggie Patch
When Jack wishes for his own tyrannosaurus, he doesn't expect a real live one to turn up in the veggie patch. It's pretty cool, but there's no way he can keep it. It's far too big to hide in the shed, and it's bound to eat one of...
Do you often find yourself feeling that everything is about to go horribly, terribly and utterly wrong? Have you ever lost or destroyed a valuable item that didn't belong to you? Have you just accidentally enraged a very large and...
Fortunately, the Milk …
You know what it's like when your mum goes away on a business trip and Dad's in charge. She leaves a really, really long list of what he's got to do. And the most important thing is Don't Forget To Get The Milk....
Two Boys Kissing
A chorus of men who died of AIDS observes and yearns to help a cross-section of today's gay teens who navigate new love, long-term relationships, coming out, self-acceptance, and more in a society that has changed in many ways.
Moon Over Manifest
The winner of the 2011 Newbery Medal, Moon Over Manifest is a story of loss and redemption, powerful in its simplicity, featuring Abilene Tucker who, while searching for clues about her father's boyhood, uncovers the long-held...
Best Book Day Ever (so Far)
It's Book Week in Oakfield school and everyone is very excited. Including all the teachers, who are making costumes of their own. Mr Keen says there's an excellent prize on offer for best costumes worn on book day. So suddenly...
My Book of Jokes
What time is it when an elephant sits on a fence? Time to get a new fence! A perfect first book of jokes for all young comedians!
Electrical Wizard: How Nikola Tesla Lit Up the World
Remote controls, fluorescent lights, X-rays, speedometers, cell phones, and even the radio all resulted from Nikola Tesla's inventions. Established biographer Rusch sheds light on this extraordinary figure, while artist Dominguez...
Remembering Lionsville: My Family Story
Renowned artist Bronwyn Bancroft's Remembering Lionsville brings to vivid life her family's oral history and her own childhood memories.
Esther spies a rainbow peeking out from under her chair... and then it's gone. She looks for colours in everything she sees, finding a different rainbow colour each day of the week - but will she find her rainbow again? A warm and...
Meet Tan. She's funny. She's lively. She has the mind of a Great Detective...Dear Diary, It's official. Our whole family has moved to the country. The pets are disturbed and restless. My sisters are disturbed and restless -...
The Third Door
Originally published: Parkside, S. Aust.: Omnibus Books, c2012.
The Word Spy Activity Book
Dear Readers, I'm back again with a brand new book. Yes, it's The Word Spy Activity Book! You might have read The Word Spy and The Return of the Word Spy. This one is different because now YOU get to write and draw in it as well.
Tom’s Midnight Garden
Tom is not prepared for what is about to happen when he hears the grandfather clock strike thirteen. Outside the back door is a garden, which everyone tells him does not exist.
The Whole of My World
Desperate to escape her grieving father and harbouring her own terrible secret, Shelley disappears into the intoxicating world of AFL. Joining a motley crew of footy tragics - and, best of all, making friends with one of the star...
Little Miss Austen
Jennifer Adams works as a writer and editor in Salt Lake City, Utah. She is the author of Remarkably Jane: Notable Quotations on Jane Austen. Y Is for Yorick is her ninth book.
Lights, Camera, Action Hero!
When Jay is invited to audition for his favourite director, he is overjoyed. But things are not as they seem. Could director Ben Beaumont really be asking Jay to lead a team of kids in a battle against evil? Jay has his doubts,...
The One and Only Ivan
Winner of the Newbery Medal 2013 Inspired by a true story, this is the beautifully written tale of how a mighty gorilla wins his freedom. A winning blend of humour and poignancy that will...
The Cutest Pet Ever
Billie has found the most adorable guinea pig in the pet shop. She is going to love it forever! If only she can convince her mum and dad...
Girls favourite spy hero is back on safari to stop SHADOW hunting the rare black rhino. Nothing is as it seems. Special Agent EJ12 needs to look beneath the surface if she is to save the animals. Thats the easy part. As EJ12, Emma...
The Greatest Liar on Earth
There is not a stir or a whisper when Louis de Rougemont steps onto the stage to recount his astonishing experiences. It is the most amazing story a man ever lived to tell -- a breathtaking tale of catastrophe and miraculous...
Secret Garden: An Inky Treasure Hunt and Colouring Book
This interactive activity book takes you on a ramble through a secret garden created in beautifully detailed pen-and-ink illustrations - all waiting to be brought to life through colouring. There are also bits of the garden that...
The Terrible Suitcase
What do you do when it's your first day of school and your mum gives you a terrible suitcase instead of a red backpack with yellow rockets and a silver zipper? Well, first you get mad. M A D! Then you use your imagination to...
Fairytales for Wilde Girls
With a motley pack of possibly imaginary friends watching over her, Isola Wilde feels safe, loved. But even her protectors can't save her from the anguish of watching her mother's illness take over their house.
A Boy and a Bear in a Boat
A boy and a bear go to sea, equipped with a suitcase, a comic book and a ukulele. They are only travelling a short distance and it really shouldn't take long. But then their boat encounters 'unforeseeable anomalies'... Will the...
Jane, the Fox and Me
An emotionally truthful and visually stunning graphic novel about solace and redemption.
House of Secrets
HOUSE OF SECRETS follows three siblings and their family as they are forced to move to a mysterious new house in San Francisco and end up embarking on a journey to retrieve a dark book of untold power. The first story in an epic...
Diary of a Wimpy Kid - Cabin Fever
In Cabin Fever, the Heffley family is stuck indoors during a blizzard. But will they weather the storm? Cabin fever' refers to the claustrophobia Greg feels, as well as the broader theme of the book... that you're trapped by the...
Tom Gates is Absolutely Fantastic (at Some Things)
Exciting News! Mr Fullerman announces that class 5F are going on an 'Activity Break'! Which should be fun. As long as I don't get stuck in a group with anyone who snores or worse still with ... Marcus Meldrew.
Leigh Faunus the animancer stars in ...Monkey Business! 'Le Nice Pets' is all the rage among the rich and famous - Aunt Petunia promises to turn your misbehaving pets into perfect angels. But Leigh suspects something's not right,...
Terry Denton’s Bumper Book of Holiday Stuff to Do!
Packed full of hours of holiday fun, the Bumper Book is a must-have for every child! This fantastic activity book is full of fun drawing activities, cartoons, maps, lists and games to entertain children, take on holidays or pass...
There once was a forest ... So begins this timeless and touching story of renewal from one of Australia's most talented new picture-book creators.
Box Office Smash
The Star League are at the premiere for one of their films, but the occasion turns disastrous when Professor Pestilence's henchmen kidnap Ben Beaumont. Before the Star League can act, six mysterious figures show up and challenge...
S.A.M. the robot stars in ...Robot Reboot! Sam is one of the smartest kids on earth, but there are a lot of things he doesn't quite get. When Sam gets to be too much of a know-it-all for his friends, he accepts a mysterious offer...
Tan and the Chosen Few have another mystery on their hands...The 'stonies' (stone animal statues) around Peppercorn Valley have been mysteriously disappearing. But who would steal them? What could the thief want with a stone emu...
Owl Know How
When Cloud Town begins sinking into the trees, Cornelia Rabbit summons the other rabbits to build owls that can lift the town back into the sky.
Fighting For Freedom
Cassy Liberman's biography Fighting for Freedom - penned for children - is an introduction to the life of Nancy Wake, recognised globally as a heroine of World War II. It describes her courage within the Resistance, but also tells...
The Apprentices is a magical blend of fantasy and reality that sparkles with life and adventure - a delightful sequel to the much-loved The Apothecary. Illustrations are from Ian Schoenherr.
The Family Hour in Australia
Local artist Tai Snaith reinterprets the daily lives of 15 Australian native animals in her signature style with vibrant watercolour illustrations, a quirky sense of humour, references to mid-century modern design and curious,...
Ben's story takes place in 1977 and is told in words. Rose's story in 1927 is told entirely in pictures. Ever since his mother died, Ben feels lost. At home with her father, Rose feels alone. When Ben finds a mysterious clue...
Sophie Scott Goes South
Children's Laureate and much-loved picture-book creator Alison Lester travelled to Antarctica as an Antarctic Arts Fellow. Her alter ego, Sophie Scott, goes on the same adventure in a friendly, informative and beautifully...
Simon - the little rabbit from Poo Bum - is back! Wickedly humorous picture storybook for children, translated from the French.
Winnie-the-Pooh: Now We are Six
Winnie-the-Pooh: Now We Are Six Deluxe edition
Rosie Revere, Engineer
Rosie may seem quiet during the day, but at night she's a brilliant who dreams of becoming a great engineer. When her Great, Great Aunt Rose (Rosie the Riveter) comes for a visit and mentions her one unfinished goal--to fly--Rosie...
Too Many Elephants in This House
In Eric's house there were too many elephants - in the living room, in the kitchen, in the bathroom, even in his bedroom! The elephants take up a lot of space, but Eric loves every one of them. So when his mum says they have to...
Liar & Spy
Georges (the s is silent) has a lot going on. He's having trouble with some boys at school, his dad lost his job and so his mum has started working all the time - and they had to sell their house and move into an apartment. But...
The Four Seasons of Lucy McKenzie
A gripping time-slip adventure set in a hidden valley. 11-year-old Lucy travels across the river of time to fight fires, battle floodwaters and discover the meaning of true friendship.
Winnie-the-Pooh: The House at Pooh Corner
Winnie-the-Pooh and his friends return to the Hundred Acre Wood for more classic adventures. They meet the irrepressible Tigger for the first time, learn to play Poohsticks and set a trap for a Heffalump.
Yoo Hoo, Ladybird!
A charming hide-and-seek book from Mem Fox, illustrated by Laura Ljungkvist.
In the fourth part of Felix's story, continuing his adventures in World War Two, he faces perhaps his greatest challenge - to find hope when he's lost almost everything, including his parents. As Europe goes through the final...
The New Jumper
Introducing the Hueys - a fabulously quirky group of characters in a hilarious new series from internationally bestselling, award-winning author/illustrator, Oliver Jeffers, creator of How to Catch a Star and Lost and Found.
Meet Captain Cook
A picture book series about the extraordinary men and women who have shaped Australia's history, including the great explorer, Captain Cook. Captain James Cook was an English explorer in the British Royal Navy. In 1768 Captain...
Herman and Rosie
Young readers can explore bright lights, swinging music, and a friendship that was meant to be in this picture book set in New York City. Full color.
My Happy Life
A sweet, funny illustrated chapter book about a young girl with a lot of optimism - even if sometimes life makes it hard to be happy.
Reaching Out: Messages of Hope
As the UNICEF Australia Young Ambassador, Mariah created Reaching Out: Messages of Hope as a fundraising project and all royalties will be donated to UNICEF.
All the Truth That’s in Me
Four years ago, Judith and her best friend disappeared from their small town of Roswell Station. Two years later, only Judith returned, permanently mutilated, reviled and ignored by her friends and family. But when Roswell...
Simplified Chinese edition of Winnie the Pooh, an A. A. Milne classic. In Simplified Chinese. Distributed by Tsai Fong Books, Inc.
The Boy on the Wooden Box: How the Impossible Became Possible … on Schindler’s List
A remarkable memoir of strength and bravery from Leon Leyson, one of the youngest children to survive the Holocaust on Oskar Schindler's list.
On a Beam of Light: A Story of Albert Einstein
Jennifer Berne and Vladimir Radunsky invite the reader to travel along with Einstein on a journey full of curiosity, laughter, and scientific discovery. Parents and children alike will appreciate this moving story of the powerful...
Sam and Julia
Join Sam and Julia, two young mice who are very different but the best of friends, as they discover the spectacular world of the Mouse Mansion.
Auggie wants to be an ordinary ten-year-old. He does ordinary things - eating ice cream, playing on his Xbox. He feels ordinary - inside. But ordinary kids don't make other ordinary kids run away screaming in playgrounds. Ordinary...
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Presented in English, this work helps you discover the wonderful world of Oz, along with the familiar characters that inhabit it.
Ed and Ted and Ted’s Dog Fred
When Ted's dog Fred bites Ed on the head, Ed sees red! A tale of fast cars, spills and thrills, and a whale called Ned. A rhyming story of mischief and mayhem that will delight everyone, especially beginner readers, accompanied by...
Amy’s Three Best Things
Amy is going to stay with her granny on her own and she packs her three best things to take with her. On the first night she misses her family and one of her three best things - a little mat - turns into a magic carpet and flies...
Diary of a Wombat
Take a trip with a wombat, and discover the ins and outs of her day in this fantastic toddler friendly board format of the modern classic Australian picture book. There are holes to be dug and territory to be defended -- and don't...
The Singing Mermaid
Did you ever go to Silversands on a sunny summer's day? Then perhaps you saw the mermaid who sang in the deep blue bay.
The funniest series for girls since Clarice Bean! Meet Tan. She′s funny. She′s lively. And she has the mind of a Great Detective.
Sketches from a Nameless Land: The Art of the Arrival
In SKETCHES FROM A NAMELESS LAND, author Shaun Tan explains the origins of his ideas, using examples from early research and concept sketches through to finished artwork. In tracing this evolution, he sheds light on the silent...
Curse of the Werewolf
Connor's having trouble fitting in with the rest of the Star League, and when the group suspects a werewolf might be behind a savage attack, it only makes matters worse. As they search for the attacker's trail, they discover that...
The Ninja Code
Asuka is finding the constant attention of being a movie star a real drain. So when all the ninja clans are called to a secret location, Asuka welcomes the chance to relax with her fellow ninjas out of the way of prying eyes. But...
The Roald Dahl Treasury
A collection of some of the best-loved stories and characters from the Roald Dahl universe, including some unpublished poetry and letters. There are four themed sections: Animals ; Magic ; Friends and Foes ; and Matters of...
Small and Tall Tales of Extinct Animals
A fascinating journey around the world of extinct animals, combining cartoons with naturalist drawings, and mythology with science. Richly illustrated for children.
Raising the Dead
Things have been great for Roger since joining the Star League - he's got to fight a lot of bad guys and pull a lot of pranks in the process. But when a thousand-year-old mummy steals the formulas for his magic potions, it's no...
Alex and the Watermelon Boat
Set during a time of floods, this evocative and stunningly beautiful picture book recreates the scary, surreal atmosphere of the floods with a unique child's-eye perspective.
The Final Cut
The Star League are defenceless when the Shadow Six use the Shadow Shards to steal their powers. The team must retrieve these shards in order to get their talents back, but not before they uncover the real identity of their...
The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories
It's the literary equivalent of buried treasure - seven newly-discovered stories by Dr. Seuss! The first new Seuss stories to emerge since 1990!
Ash Mistry and the Savage Fortress
Breathtaking action adventure for 8 to 12-year-olds. Ash Mistry, reluctant hero, faces ancient demons... and comes into an astonishing, magical inheritance.
The Magnificent Tree
'What we need is a tree!' said Bonny. 'I completely agree,' said Pop. Bonny and Pop are bursting with ideas. Pop's ideas are big and brave and Bonny's ideas are simple and clever. When they decide to make something that will...
The Red Wheelbarrow
From award-winning author/illustrator Briony Stewart comes an endearing picture book celebrating the joys of childhood and everyday life. With nothing but a paper bag full of lollies and a much-loved blanket, two sisters and a...
Little Miss Bronte: Jane Eyre
With the perennial popularity of classic writers like Charlotte Bronte and Lewis Carroll, Baby Lit(TM) is a fashionable way to introduce your toddler to the world of classic literature. With clever, simple text by Jennifer Adams,...
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