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 Read reviewSam and Dave Dig a Hole

Sam and Dave Dig a Hole

Mac Barnett, Jon Klassen

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...

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Louise Loves Art

Louise Loves Art

Kelly Light

After drawing a picture of her cat, a young girl searches for the perfect place to hang her masterpiece.

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Percy Jackson and the Greek Gods

Percy Jackson and the Greek Gods

Rick Riordan

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.

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The Dying of the Light

The Dying of the Light

Derek Landy

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...

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To This Day

To This Day

Shane Koyczan

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.

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Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Changed the World

Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Changed the World

Malala Yousafzai, Patricia McCormick

Written by Malala for her peers, this is a brand new look at the girl behind the Nobel Prize-winning icon. *Young Reader's Edition*

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Sisters

Sisters

Raina Telgemeier

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...

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 Read reviewApple and Rain

Apple and Rain

Sarah Crossan

A stunning new novel from Carnegie-shortlisted author Sarah Crossan that explores the bond between daughters and mothers, forgiveness, and the healing power of words.

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 Read reviewFalling Into Place

Falling Into Place

Amy Zhang

One cold fall day, high school junior Liz Emerson steers her car into a tree.

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 Read reviewThe Jewel

The Jewel

Amy Ewing

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...

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When I Was A Girl In Sudan

When I Was A Girl In Sudan

Paskalina Eiyo

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...

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When I Was A Boy In Sudan

When I Was A Boy In Sudan

Sarafino Enadio

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...

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Why? Encyclopedia

Why? Encyclopedia

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...

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The Little Factory of Illustration

The Little Factory of Illustration

Florie Saint-Val, Sarah Ardizzone

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...

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 Read reviewAs Red As Blood

As Red As Blood

Salla Simukka

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...

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 Read reviewJamie Reign - the Hidden Dragon

Jamie Reign - the Hidden Dragon

P.J. Tierney

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...

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 Read reviewAre You Seeing Me?

Are You Seeing Me?

Darren Groth

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...

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 Read reviewThe Giver

The Giver

Lois Lowry

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,...

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 Read reviewPlenty

Plenty

Ananda Braxton-Smith

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...

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 Read reviewGaston

Gaston

Kelly DiPucchio, Christian Robinson

A bulldog and a poodle learn that family is about love, not appearances.

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I Spy a Great Reader: How to Unlock the Literacy Secret and Get Your Child Hooked on Books

I Spy a Great Reader: How to Unlock the Literacy Secret and Get Your Child Hooked on Books

Jackie French

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 long enough to...

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The Butterfly House

The Butterfly House

Sarah Smith

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...

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 Read reviewMore Than This

More Than This

Patrick Ness

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...

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Armageddon Outta Here - the World of Skulduggery Pleasant

Armageddon Outta Here - the World of Skulduggery Pleasant

Derek Landy

One AMAZING new novella. Three GRIPPING new stories. In the ULTIMATE story collection.

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake

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...

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Walk Tall

Walk Tall

Jim Stynes, Warwick Green

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...

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I am Juliet

I am Juliet

Jackie French

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.

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Do You Know Who You Are?

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,...

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How to Train Your Dragon: Incomplete Book of Dragons

How to Train Your Dragon: Incomplete Book of Dragons

Cressida Cowell

How to Train Your Dragon's Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third tells us everything you need to know about dragons...

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The Big Book of Old Tom

The Big Book of Old Tom

Leigh Hobbs

Five adventures of Leigh Hobbs' much loved characters, Old Tom and Angela Throgmorton, in one delightful collection.

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 Read reviewFiggy in the World

Figgy in the World

Tamsin Janu

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.

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 Read reviewThe Giver Quartet

The Giver Quartet

Lois Lowry

Newbery Medal-winner Lois Lowry's acclaimed Giver Quartet series in a single-volume collection.

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The Silly Book of Side-Splitting Stuff

The Silly Book of Side-Splitting Stuff

Andy Seed, Scott Garrett

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...

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Remembered by Heart: An Anthology of Indigenous Writing

Remembered by Heart: An Anthology of Indigenous Writing

Sally Morgan

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.

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Computer Coding for Kids

Computer Coding for Kids

Carol Vorderman

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...

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 Read reviewThe Minnow

The Minnow

Diana Sweeney

A moving and powerful coming-of-age story with a whimsical element that belies the heart-breaking truth of grief and loss.

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Dork Diaries: TV Star

Dork Diaries: TV Star

Rachel Renee Russell

More diary entries and doodles from Nikki's not-so-fabulous life, in the new instalment of the phenomenally successful Dork Diaries series.

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How Harry Riddles Made a Mega-amazing Zombie Movie

How Harry Riddles Made a Mega-amazing Zombie Movie

Simon Mayle

Meet the funniest kid in fiction!

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 Read reviewLoyal Creatures

Loyal Creatures

Morris Gleitzman

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...

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Disappearing Act

Disappearing Act

James Moloney

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...

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Kelsey and the Quest of the Porcelain Doll

Kelsey and the Quest of the Porcelain Doll

Rosanne Hawke

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...

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All about Everything: The Ultimate Fact-Packed Almanac

All about Everything: The Ultimate Fact-Packed Almanac

Alexandra Beeden

Containing a diverse mix of topics, from dinosaurs and animals to history and space, this illustrated collection of information is presented in a colorful, kid-friendly style with lively, informative text including quizzes and...

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Machine Wars

Machine Wars

Michael Pryor

The Bourne Identity meets The Terminator in this fast-paced technothriller for boys aged 10 to 14.

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Slaves of Socorro

Slaves of Socorro

John Flanagan

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...

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 Read reviewMy Heart is Laughing

My Heart is Laughing

Rose Lagercrantz, Eva Eriksson

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.

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101 Things for Kids to Do Outside

101 Things for Kids to Do Outside

Dawn Isaac

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.

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In Your Dreams

In Your Dreams

Sally Morgan, Bronwyn Bancroft

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...

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Hermelin

Hermelin

Mini Grey

Hermelin is a noticer. He is also a finder. The occupants of Offley Street are delighted when their missing items are found, but not so happy to learn that their brilliant detective is a mouse! What will happen to Hermelin? Will...

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 Read reviewDo You Dare?: The Bushranger's Boys

Do You Dare?: The Bushranger’s Boys

Alison Lloyd

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.

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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 reviewRivertime

Rivertime

Trace Balla

A gentle and beautiful book about slowing down and growing up, set on Australia's Glenelg River and featuring a ten-year-old boy and his uncle. Ages 8-12.

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 Read reviewThe Adventures of Sir Roderick, the Not-Very Brave

The Adventures of Sir Roderick, the Not-Very Brave

James O'Loghlin

Roderick doesn't want to be the knight who has to protect the kingdom! Isn't there someone else who can do it?

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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 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

Gripping and unpredictable, with a hero you won't forget.' - John Boyne, author of The Boy in The Striped Pyjamas An old man tells his grandson that there is a battle raging inside him, inside all of us. A terrible battle between...

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 Read reviewThe Firebird Mystery: A Jack Mason Adventure

The Firebird Mystery: A Jack Mason Adventure

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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 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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Dreamers

Dreamers

Ezekiel Kwaymullina, Sally Morgan

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...

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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 Invaders

The Invaders

John Flanagan

Hal and the Herons have done the impossible. This group of outsiders has beaten out the strongest, most skilled young warriors in all of Skandia to win the Brotherband competition. But their celebration comes to an abrupt end when...

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 Read reviewPopular: Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek (A Memoir)

Popular: Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek (A Memoir)

Maya Van Wagenen

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...

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 Read reviewThe Cats of Tanglewood Forest

The Cats of Tanglewood Forest

Charles De Lint, Charles Vess

From two icons of fantasy comes a magical forest adventure destined to become a classic.

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 Read reviewSong for a Scarlet Runner

Song for a Scarlet Runner

Julie Hunt

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,...

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The Billy That Died with its Boots on and Other Australian Verse

The Billy That Died with its Boots on and Other Australian Verse

Stephen Whiteside, Lauren Merrick

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...

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 Read reviewPandora Jones - Admission

Pandora Jones - Admission

Barry Jonsberg

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...

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 Read reviewEvery Breath

Every Breath

Ellie Marney

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

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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 reviewThe Noisy Paint Box: The Colors and Sounds of Kandinsky's Abstract Art

The Noisy Paint Box: The Colors and Sounds of Kandinsky’s Abstract Art

Barb Rosenstock, Mary GrandPre

The story of Vasily Kandinsky, one of the very first painters of abstract art. Throughout his life, Kandinsky experienced colors as sounds, and sounds as colors--and bold, groundbreaking works burst forth from his noisy paint...

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 Read reviewLooking for Alibrandi

Looking for Alibrandi

Melina Marchetta

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

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 Read reviewTiny: 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 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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 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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Little Mole Box Set: With Plush Toy

Little Mole Box Set: With Plush Toy

Werner Holzwarth

* Contains 1 mini hardback (103 x 147mm) copy of The Story of the Little Mole Who Knew it Was None of His Business and 1 140mm high plush toy * Specially designed 'mole hole' box * Fantastic gift for children and adults *...

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When We Wake

When We Wake

Karen Healey

A gripping, human story set against the backdrop of a chillingly plausible future here.' - Sean Williams. 'A stirring and century - spanning adventure story that vividly shows how the future is created by our mistakes, our...

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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 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 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 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 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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 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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Rules of Summer

Rules of Summer

Shaun Tan

The much anticipated new book from Australia's most acclaimed picture-book creator.

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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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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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Lulu Bell and the Sea Turtle

Lulu Bell and the Sea Turtle

Belinda Murrell

Lulu Bell is off on the adventure of a lifetime! 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,...

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A Very Unusual Pursuit

A Very Unusual Pursuit

Catherine Jinks

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...

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 Read reviewThe Coat

The Coat

Julie Hunt, Ron Brooks

A bold and original picture book from acclaimed artist Ron Brooks and exciting new poet and author Julie Hunt.

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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 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 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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 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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 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 reviewWildlife

Wildlife

Fiona Wood

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,...

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 Read reviewMy Life as an Alphabet

My Life as an Alphabet

Barry Jonsberg

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...

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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 reviewThe Girl Who Brought Mischief

The Girl Who Brought Mischief

Katrina Nannestad

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...

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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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 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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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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My Book of Jokes

My Book of Jokes

Bronwen Davies

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!

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Star Wars - the Jedi Path: A Manual for Students of the Force

Star Wars - the Jedi Path: A Manual for Students of the Force

Daniel Wallace

Box Set with Hardcover Book perfect for Star Wars fans of all
ages.
With the press of a button, the doors of the protective vault
slide open in a wash of light and sound. The inner platform rises,
revealing The Jedi...

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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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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. This one is different because now YOU get to write and draw in it as well.

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A Nest for Celeste: A Story about Art, Inspiration, and the Meaning of Home

A Nest for Celeste: A Story about Art, Inspiration, and the Meaning of Home

Henry Cole

Celeste is a mouse who spends her days weaving baskets, until one day when she is thrust into the world above. Here Celeste encounters danger--and affection--unlike anything she's ever imagined.

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 Read reviewTom's Midnight Garden

Tom’s Midnight Garden

Philippa Pearce

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.

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 Read reviewThe One and Only Ivan

The One and Only Ivan

Katherine Applegate

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...

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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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Secret Garden: An Inky Treasure Hunt and Colouring Book

Secret Garden: An Inky Treasure Hunt and Colouring Book

Johanna Basford

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...

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 Read reviewFairytales for Wilde Girls

Fairytales for Wilde Girls

Allyse Near

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. 

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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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 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 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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Herman and Rosie

Gus Gordon

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.

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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 reviewAll the Truth That's in Me

All the Truth That’s in Me

Julie Berry

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...

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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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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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The Singing Mermaid

The Singing Mermaid

Julia Donaldson, Lydia Monks

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.

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 Read reviewSmall and Tall Tales of Extinct Animals

Small and Tall Tales of Extinct Animals

Damien Laverdunt, Helene Rajcak, Jen Craddock, Cecile Colin, Luc Vives

A fascinating journey around the world of extinct animals, combining cartoons with naturalist drawings, and mythology with science. Richly illustrated for children.

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