Kids' Book Highlights

The Flying Machine Kit: Make 5 Planes!

The Flying Machine Kit: Make 5 Planes!

Michael Cannon, Nick Arnold, Brendan Kearney

A guide to aerodynamics that has five fabulous flying machines to make. It includes two designed paper planes, a rubber-band-powered single-prop plane, superspeedy twin-prop plane and a vertical take-off helicopter.

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Loveability: an Empowered Girl's Guide to Dating and Relationships

Loveability: an Empowered Girl’s Guide to Dating and Relationships

Dannielle Miller, Nina Funnell

Not into you? Too into you? What happens when feelings aren't mutual? When to stay and when to go? Can't handle the heartbreak? Or maybe just sick of being single? In this guide, Dannielle Miller and Nina Funnell will help...

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Tiny: The Invisible World of Microbes

Tiny: The Invisible World of Microbes

Nicola Davies, Emily Sutton

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....

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 Read reviewThe Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender

The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender

Leslye Walton

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...

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 Read reviewA Very Good Idea

A Very Good Idea

Meredith Badger

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....

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The Brothers Quibble

The Brothers Quibble

Aaron Blabey

Spalding Quibble ruled the roost. He shared it with no other. But then his parents introduced a brand new baby brother. Uh oh.

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 Read reviewMax

Max

Marc Martin

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...

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Mini Me Melbourne

Mini Me Melbourne

Explore Australia

A fun-filled guide to exploring Melbourne with children, aged 0-5 years old.

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 Read reviewOphelia and the Marvellous Boy

Ophelia and the Marvellous Boy

Karen Foxlee

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...

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 Read reviewQuincy Jordan

Quincy Jordan

Jen Storer

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...

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 Read reviewNine Open Arms

Nine Open Arms

Benny Lindelauf, John Nieuwenhuizen

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.

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 Read reviewFangirl

Fangirl

Rainbow Rowell

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...

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 Read reviewTwo Wolves

Two Wolves

Tristan Bancks

An old man tells his grandson that there is a battle raging inside him, inside all of us. A terrible battle between two wolves. One wolf is bad - pride, jealousy, greed. The other wolf is good - kindness, hope, truth. The child...

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 Read reviewThe Firebird Mystery

The Firebird Mystery

Darrell Pitt

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.

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Fairy Tales from Many Lands

Fairy Tales from Many Lands

Arthur Rackham

Offers a collection of fairy tales from around the world that includes magical tales.

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The Hole

The Hole

Oyvind Torseter

A funny, original, and exciting picture book about a rebellious hole that will fascinate young and old alike.

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Playground Detectives

Playground Detectives

Sally Rippin, Aki Fukuoka

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!

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 Read reviewPanic

Panic

Lauren Oliver

In the poor town of Carp, New York, a group of teens enters a high-stakes game that involves a series of secretive, possibly deadly challenges throughout the summer, with the winner receiving more than $50,000--enough money to...

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Once Upon a Memory

Once Upon a Memory

Nina Laden, Renata Liwska

A journey through the various cycles of growing up, from a garden that began as a single seed to a child remembering that he was once small --

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Wildwood Imperium

Wildwood Imperium

Colin Meloy, Carson Ellis

The third book in the Wildwood Chronicles is a rich, moving, and dazzling story, by turns funny and profound. Both Colin Meloy and Carson Ellis are at the height of their gifts with Wildwood Imperium.

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 Read reviewA Lion in Paris

A Lion in Paris

Beatrice Alemagna

Award-winning book from one of Europe's most popular illustrators. With innovative and uniquely styled illustrations it approachs the themes of identity and finding our place in the world.

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 Read reviewThe Open Ocean

The Open Ocean

Francesco Pittau, Bernadette Gervais

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...

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 Read reviewThe Children of Green Knowe Collection

The Children of Green Knowe Collection

Lucy M. Boston

Children of Green Know Tolly's great grandmother isn't a witch, but both she and her old house, Green Knowe, are full of a very special kind of magic. There are other children in the house - children who were happy there centuries...

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 Read reviewFire

Fire

Jackie French, Bruce Whatley

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...

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Young Frank, Architect

Young Frank, Architect

Frank Viva

Young Frank is an architect. He lives with his grandfather, Old Frank, who is also an architect. Young Frank likes to build using anything he can get his hands on! But Old Frank disapproves. One day they go to visit The Museum of...

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Asterix and the Picts

Asterix and the Picts

Jean-Yves Ferri, Goscinny, Uderzo, Didier Conrad

When Asterix and Obelix rescue a mysterious Pict named MacAroon, they must journey to Caledonia, now Scotland, to return him to his lady love, Camomilla, the adopted daughter of the old king. However, the treacherous chieftain,...

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Australia: A Three-Dimensional Expanding Country Guide

Australia: A Three-Dimensional Expanding Country Guide

Charlotte Trounce

A three-dimensional pocket guide that unfolds to a length of 1.5 metres and features the most important sites in Australia, including Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Parliament House, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Twelve...

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 Read reviewFortunately, the Milk ...

Fortunately, the Milk …

Neil Gaiman, Chris Riddell

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....

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Battle Bunny

Battle Bunny

Jon Scieszka, Mac Barnett, Matthew Myers

Alex, whose birthday it is, hijacks a story about Birthday Bunny on his special day and turns it into a battle between a supervillain and his enemies in the forest--who, in the original story, are simply planning a surprise...

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 Read reviewThe Impossible Knife of Memory

The Impossible Knife of Memory

Laurie Halse Anderson

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...

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The Big Adventure

The Big Adventure

Sally Rippin

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?

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Lulu Bell and the Sea Turtle

Lulu Bell and the Sea Turtle

Belinda Murrell

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...

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Billie B Brown: The Best Pencilcase

Billie B Brown: The Best Pencilcase

Sally Rippin

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The Ransom of Dond

The Ransom of Dond

Siobhan Dowd

A novel that draws us into Darra's tiny emerald island world, lashed by white-tipped waves, at the mercy of the dark god, Dond. Only the truth and a mother's kiss can set them free.

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 Read reviewJane, the Fox and Me

Jane, the Fox and Me

Fanny Britt, Isabelle Arsenault

An emotionally truthful and visually stunning graphic novel about solace and redemption.

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Ruby Red Shoes Goes to Paris

Ruby Red Shoes Goes to Paris

Kate Knapp

Ruby and her grandmother Babushka are off to Paris for a holiday! When they arrive they go and meet Babushka's brother, Monsieur Gaspar Galushka, who loves hats as much as Ruby loves red shoes. And with Monsieur is his grandson,...

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Spooked!

Spooked!

Jen Storer, Claire Robertson

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...

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 Read reviewWild Awake

Wild Awake

Hilary T Smith

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...

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The Fault in Our Stars

The Fault in Our Stars

John Green

Sixteen-year-old Hazel, a stage IV thyroid cancer patient, has accepted her terminal diagnosis until a chance meeting with a boy at cancer support group forces her to reexamine her perspective on love, loss, and life.

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 Read reviewMan Made Boy

Man Made Boy

Jon Skovron

Monsters and heroes aren't born - they're made - in this brilliantly original novel and funny, fantastical coming-of-age story.

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 Read reviewKissed by the Moon

Kissed by the Moon

Alison Lester

Part poem, part lullaby, this gentle story celebrates a baby's wonder at our beautiful world.

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 Read reviewThe Boy on the Wooden Box: How the Impossible Became Possible ... on Schindler's List

The Boy on the Wooden Box: How the Impossible Became Possible … on Schindler’s List

Leon Leyson

A remarkable memoir of strength and bravery from Leon Leyson, one of the youngest children to survive the Holocaust on Oskar Schindler's list.

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The 39-Storey Treehouse

The 39-Storey Treehouse

Andy Griffiths, Terry Denton

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...

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 Read reviewRosie Revere, Engineer

Rosie Revere, Engineer

Andrea Beaty, David Roberts

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...

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 Read reviewTwo Boys Kissing

Two Boys Kissing

David Levithan

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.

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 Read reviewElectrical Wizard: How Nikola Tesla Lit Up the World

Electrical Wizard: How Nikola Tesla Lit Up the World

Elizabeth Rusch, Oliver Dominguez

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...

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The Ghost Bride

The Ghost Bride

Yangsze Choo

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.

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Little Women

Little Women

Louisa May Alcott, Daniel Shealy

More than a delightful girls' book, this richly annotated and illustrated edition of Little Women will instruct new and returning readers, young and old. Alcott scholar Daniel Shealy illuminates the novel's engagement with social...

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My Dad Still Thinks He's Funny

My Dad Still Thinks He’s Funny

Katrina Germein, Tom Jellett

In this sequel to the side-splitting, bestselling My Dad Thinks He s Funny - Dad is back by popular demand with more hilarious material. And yes, he STILL thinks he's funny.

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 Read reviewOn a Beam of Light: A Story of Albert Einstein

On a Beam of Light: A Story of Albert Einstein

Jennifer Berne, Vladimir Radunsky

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...

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 Read reviewThe Four Seasons of Lucy McKenzie

The Four Seasons of Lucy McKenzie

Kirsty Murray

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.

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 Read reviewWelcome to My Country

Welcome to My Country

Laklak Burarrwanga, Family

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...

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Meet Captain Cook

Meet Captain Cook

Rae Murdie, Chris Nixon

A picture book series about the extraordinary men and women who have shaped Australia's history, including the great explorer, Captain Cook. Captain Cook was the first European to discover the eastern coast of Australia. Along...

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 Read reviewMy Happy Life

My Happy Life

Rose Lagercrantz, Eva Eriksson

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.

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 Read reviewThe Whole of My World

The Whole of My World

Nicole Hayes

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...

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 Read reviewWildlife

Wildlife

Fiona Wood

Boarding for a term in the wilderness, sixteen-year-old Sibylla expects the gruesome outdoor education program - but friendship complications, and love that goes wrong? They're extra-curricula.

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 Read reviewFairytales for Wilde Girls

Fairytales for Wilde Girls

Allyse Near

A deliciously dark bubblegum-gothic fairytale from a stunning new Australian talent. He s gone the same way as those little birds that bothered me with their awful songs! And you will too, you and your horrible heart-music,...

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 Read reviewJulius and the Watchmaker

Julius and the Watchmaker

Tim Hehir

Julius and the Watchmaker is a fabulous time-travel adventure set in Victorian London - mostly - with an array of colourful Dickensian characters, gyrofliers, carts of offal, sharp-toothed creatures called Grackacks, and the most...

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Tom Gates is Absolutely Fantastic (at Some Things)

Tom Gates is Absolutely Fantastic (at Some Things)

Liz Pichon

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.

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 Read reviewThe Girl Who Brought Mischief

The Girl Who Brought Mischief

Katrina Nannestad

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 grandmother is stern, the people on the island are strange, and children are not allowed to run...

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 Read reviewYoo Hoo, Ladybird!

Yoo Hoo, Ladybird!

Mem Fox, Laura Ljungkvist

A charming hide-and-seek book from Mem Fox, illustrated by Laura Ljungkvist.

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 Read reviewChasing the Valley

Chasing the Valley

Skye Melki-Wegner

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...

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House of Secrets

House of Secrets

Chris Columbus, Ned Vizzini

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...

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 Read reviewFreaks Like Us

Freaks Like Us

Susan Vaught

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...

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 Read reviewLio: There's a Monster in My Socks

Lio: There’s a Monster in My Socks

Mark Tatulli

Creepy, crawly, slimy, and awesome! Welcome to the darkly detailed world of spiky-haired Lio.

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The Roald Dahl Treasury

The Roald Dahl Treasury

Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake

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...

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Jinxed!

Jinxed!

Jen Storer

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.

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 Read reviewThe Fault in Our Stars

The Fault in Our Stars

John Green

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...

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Stupid Baby

Stupid Baby

Stephanie Blake, Linda Burgess, Penelope Todd

Simon - the little rabbit from Poo Bum - is back! Wickedly humorous picture storybook for children, translated from the French.

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 Read reviewThe Treasure Box

The Treasure Box

Margaret Wild, Freya Blackwood

As the library burns, Peter and his father flee their home, taking with them a book more precious than jewels - a book that tells the story of their people. When Peter loses his father and has to walk over the mountains, he must...

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Tyrannosaurus in the Veggie Patch

Tyrannosaurus in the Veggie Patch

Nicholas Falk, Tony Flowers

Saurus St is just like any other street ...except for the dinosaurs. 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...

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 Read reviewSong for a Scarlet Runner

Song for a Scarlet Runner

Julie Hunt

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, where she's caught by an old healer-woman who makes Peat her apprentice and teaches her...

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Meet Ned Kelly

Meet Ned Kelly

Janeen Brian, Matt Adams

The perfect book for kids learning about Ned Kelly and his gang. Ned Kelly was a notorious bushranger. He lived in Australia's earliest days. He was daring and clever and bold. In a suit made of iron he battled police. And his...

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 Read reviewTimmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made

Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made

Stephan Pastis

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...

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 Read reviewThe Greatest Liar on Earth

The Greatest Liar on Earth

Mark Greenwood, Frane Lessac

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...

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Wonder

Wonder

R. J. Palacio

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...

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The Cutest Pet Ever

The Cutest Pet Ever

Sally Rippin

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...

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 Read reviewGirl Defective

Girl Defective

Simmone Howell

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...

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 Read reviewThe Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories

The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories

Dr. Seuss

It's the literary equivalent of buried treasure - seven newly-discovered stories by Dr. Seuss! The first new Seuss stories to emerge since 1990!

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 Read reviewThe Children of the King

The Children of the King

Sonya Hartnett

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...

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 Read reviewNavigating Early

Navigating Early

Clare Vanderpool

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...

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 Read reviewSophie Scott Goes South

Sophie Scott Goes South

Alison Lester

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...

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 Read reviewThe New Jumper

The New Jumper

Oliver Jeffers

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.

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 Read reviewBureau of Mysteries 2

Bureau of Mysteries 2

H.J. Harper, Nahum Ziersch

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, Lexica...

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After

After

Morris Gleitzman

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...

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The Enchanted Wood

The Enchanted Wood

Enid Blyton

Joe, Beth and Frannie return to the Enchanted Wood with their cousin Rick and set out on a whole raft of new adventures in the lands at the top of the Faraway Tree. And again they are joined by their friends Moon-Face, Saucepan...

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The Magic Faraway Tree

The Magic Faraway Tree

Enid Blyton

Joe, Beth and Frannie return to the Enchanted Wood with their cousin Rick and set out on a whole raft of new adventures in the lands at the top of the Faraway Tree. And again they are joined by their friends Moon-Face, Saucepan...

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 Read reviewLiar & Spy

Liar & Spy

Rebecca Stead

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...

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A Bus Called Heaven

A Bus Called Heaven

Bob Graham

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...

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 Read reviewWhere Things Come Back

Where Things Come Back

John Corey Whaley

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...

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 Read reviewThe Family Hour in Australia

The Family Hour in Australia

Tai Snaith

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,...

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 Read reviewRemembering Lionsville: My Family Story

Remembering Lionsville: My Family Story

Bronwyn Bancroft

Renowned artist Bronwyn Bancroft's Remembering Lionsville brings to vivid life her family's oral history and her own childhood memories.

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 Read reviewJepp, Who Defied the Stars

Jepp, Who Defied the Stars

Katherine Marsh

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...

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 Read reviewGood Night, Sleep Tight

Good Night, Sleep Tight

Mem Fox, Judy Horacek

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.

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 Read reviewThe Peculiar

The Peculiar

Stefan Bachmann

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...

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The Third Door

The Third Door

Emily Rodda

Originally published: Parkside, S. Aust.: Omnibus Books, c2012.

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 Read reviewEvery Day

Every Day

David Levithan

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.

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The Golden Door

The Golden Door

Emily Rodda

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...

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 Read reviewThe Beginner's Guide to Revenge

The Beginner’s Guide to Revenge

Marianne Musgrove

Shortlisted for the Prime Minister's Literary Awards 2013Two friends. One book of revenge. Zero consequences? As a soldier's daughter, Romola's been to six schools in eight years, always...

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Just Doomed!

Just Doomed!

Andy Griffiths, Terry Denton

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...

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The Word Spy Activity Book

The Word Spy Activity Book

Ursula Dubosarsky, Tohby Riddle

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.

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 Read reviewThe Silver Door

The Silver Door

Emily Rodda

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
adventure.
Rye thinks that...

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Dead End in Norvelt

Dead End in Norvelt

Jack Gantos

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...

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 Read reviewRu Dreaming

Ru Dreaming

Amy Han

In this charming story about friendship, love and recognising what matters most, the author reminds readers that 'being cool' is mostly about being yourself.

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Just Doomed!

Just Doomed!

Andy Griffiths, Stig Wemyss

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...

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid - Cabin Fever

Diary of a Wimpy Kid - Cabin Fever

Jeff Kinney

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...

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Diary of a Wombat

Diary of a Wombat

Jackie French, Bruce Whatley

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...

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When We Were Two

When We Were Two

Robert Newton

Dan has had it with his Dad. He's not going to take the abuse anymore. He's sixteen, old enough to leave; maybe he'll find his long-lost mother in the process. What Dan doesn't count on is being followed by his younger brother...

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The Ninja Code

The Ninja Code

H.J. Harper, Nahum Ziersch

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...

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Raising the Dead

Raising the Dead

H.J. Harper

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...

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 Read reviewThe Onion's Great Escape

The Onion’s Great Escape

Sara Fanelli

A little onion must escape the big fry and she needs your help!

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Monkey Business

Monkey Business

H.J. Harper, Nahum Ziersch

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,...

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 Read reviewLights, Camera, Action Hero!

Lights, Camera, Action Hero!

H.J. Harper

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,...

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Box Office Smash

Box Office Smash

H.J. Harper, Nahum Ziersch

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...

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 Read reviewRobot Reboot

Robot Reboot

H.J. Harper, Nahum Ziersch

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...

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 Read reviewMoon Over Manifest

Moon Over Manifest

Clare Vanderpool

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...

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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

L. F. Baum, Robert Ingpen

Presented in English, this work helps you discover the wonderful world of Oz, along with the familiar characters that inhabit it.

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Curse of the Werewolf

Curse of the Werewolf

H.J. Harper

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...

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Winnie-the-Pooh: When We Were Very Young

Winnie-the-Pooh: When We Were Very Young

A A Milne

This elegant book, larger in format than the classic editions, includes all of Ernest H. Shepard's illustrations, each meticulously hand-painted in delicate watercolors.

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Winnie-the-Pooh: Now We are Six

Winnie-the-Pooh: Now We are Six

A A Milne

Winnie-the-Pooh: Now We Are Six Deluxe edition

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Winnie-the-Pooh: The House at Pooh Corner

Winnie-the-Pooh: The House at Pooh Corner

A A Milne

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.

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 Read reviewTom's Midnight Garden

Tom’s Midnight Garden

Philippa Pearce

Quarantined in his aunt and uncle's stuffy flat because his brother has measles, Tom is restless and bored. Intrigued by a grandfather clock, Tom is startled one night to hear it strike 13. Going to investigate, Tom discovers a...

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Goodnight, Mice!

Goodnight, Mice!

Frances Watts, Judy Watson

Kiss Dad once. Cuddle Mum twice. Goodnight, Mum and Dad. Goodnight, mice. It's time to say goodnight - but the four cheeky mice skittering, scampering and scurrying to bed don't seem very sleepy! This warm, affectionate story...

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 Read reviewBureau of Mysteries

Bureau of Mysteries

H.J. Harper, Nahum Ziersch

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...

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Winnie-the-Pooh

Winnie-the-Pooh

A A Milne

Simplified Chinese edition of Winnie the Pooh, an A. A. Milne classic. In Simplified Chinese. Distributed by Tsai Fong Books, Inc.

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 Read reviewI Want My Hat Back

I Want My Hat Back

Jon Klassen

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...

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House Held Up by Trees

House Held Up by Trees

Ted Kooser, Jon Klassen

When the house was new, not a single tree remained on its perfect lawn to give shade from the sun. The children in the house trailed the scent of wild trees to neighbouring lots. When the children grew up and moved away, their...

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