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Toppling

Toppling

Sally Murphy, Rhian Nest James

A moving and triumphant illustrated verse novel about childhood illness and support for friends. Ages 8-12.

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The Croc Called Capone

The Croc Called Capone

Barry Jonsberg

A free trip to the Northern Territory! Sounds good, thinks Marcus. But mayhem is not far away. The second hilarious adventure of Blacky the masterspy, Marcus the animal-rights activist and Dyl the disaster.

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Wombat and Fox Thrillseekers

Wombat and Fox Thrillseekers

Terry Denton

Best friends Wombat and Fox are back in a third book, and this time they have a list of Wild and Dangerous deeds. What can possibly go wrong? Jam-packed with action, adventure, illustrations and humour, these stories from master...

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Tracey Binns is Trouble

Tracey Binns is Trouble

Sherryl Clark, Alexis Apfelbaum

While her parents work hard to provide the perfect life in the perfect house, Tracey is working hard at misbehaving. But new girl Isabella, convinced there's more to Tracey than meets the eye, enters her in the inter-school Best...

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 Read reviewCicada Summer

Cicada Summer

Kate Constable

When Eloise's get-rich-quick dad moves them back to his home town to turn the derelict family mansion into a convention centre, Eloise feels an immediate bond with the old house. Then Eloise meets a 'ghost girl' who may or may not...

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Voyage to Verdada

Voyage to Verdada

James Roy

When Edsel takes an unexpected voyage to a parallel dimension, Verdada, his life is transformed overnight. Suddenly, his over-protective parents are nowhere to be seen and rules are a thing of the past. Or so he thinks. Everything...

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Blacky Blasts Back!: On the Tail of the Tassie Tiger

Blacky Blasts Back!: On the Tail of the Tassie Tiger

Barry Jonsberg

Blacky the farting dog is back, smellier than ever. And he's got a new mission for Marcus and Dylan: track down the very last Tassie tiger and save it from extinction. Simple, really. But throw in some bumbling thylacine hunters,...

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The Toilet Kid

The Toilet Kid

Pat Flynn, Tom Jellett

Matt's life is good. He's lost weight, is sort of enjoying exercising and is going out with the perfect girl, Kayla, and she loves food as much as he does. He can hardly believe his luck. But when Matt uncovers Kayla's secret, he...

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Motormouth

Motormouth

Sherryl Clark

Since Chris lost his best mate, Dave, cars are all he really cares about. Then Josh Carter moves to town. His dad is a famous racing car driver and everyone wants to be Josh's friend. But as Chris soon discovers, Josh is a bit of...

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Slightly Skewed Life of Toby Chrysler

Slightly Skewed Life of Toby Chrysler

Paul Collins

Toby's mum has been missing for more than a month. His new friend, Ginger, has lost her dad. So how can an abandoned red shoe, an unusual plan and map coordinates help them in their search for their parents? And why is everyone...

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Shaolin Tiger

Shaolin Tiger

Sandy Fussell, Rhian Nest James

Long before Sensei Ki-Yaga built the Cockroach Ryu, he travelled to China and studied at the Shaolin Temple in the north-western Song Shan Mountains. Sensei promised to return to help the abbot in the Temple's time of need. When...

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Don't Breathe a Word

Don’t Breathe a Word

Marianne Musgrove

A story of family, growing up and keeping secrets that is nail-biting and heartwarming in equal measure. Ages 9+.

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Pearl Verses the World

Pearl Verses the World

Sally Murphy, Heather Potter

At school, Pearl feels as though she is in a group of one. Her teacher wants her to write poems that rhyme but Pearl's poems don't. But when her grandmother passes away, she finds the courage to deliver a poem that defies her...

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 Read reviewIsabella's Garden

Isabella’s Garden

Glenda Millard, Rebecca Cool

A lyrical picture book which explores the growth and continual change that goes on in Isabella's garden - the flourishing of plants; the coming and going of the animals, insects and seasons - beginning and ending with the seeds...

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There's a Goat in My Coat

There’s a Goat in My Coat

Rosemary Milne, Andrew McLean

There's a Goat in my Coat is a fun book for counting, hopping, running, rolling, wriggling, giggling and dancing. Can you do the Jelly Belly Shakes? Are you a Tip Top Dancer? The exuberance of childhood has been captured in this...

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Look See, Look at Me!

Look See, Look at Me!

Leonie Norrington, Dee Huxley

A delightful celebration of outback family life in an Aboriginal community. Leonie Norrington and Dee Huxley visited three northern communities, Wugularr, Barunga and Manyalalluk, to workshop words and drawings for this book. With...

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There Was an Old Sailor

There Was an Old Sailor

Claire Saxby, Cassandra Allen

The tale of an old salty sailor who swallows a krill which makes him ill, and who cures his terrible bellyache by eating each animal in the sea, one after another.

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 Special priceStar Jumps

Star Jumps

Lorraine Marwood

A poignant verse novel depicting the joys and heartbreaks of a farming family as they struggle to cope with the devastating effects of long-term drought. Told through the eyes of Ruby, day-to-day farm life involves playing in...

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Running with the Horses

Running with the Horses

Alison Lester

Nina lives with her father above the palace stables. She loves watching the famous white stallions, but her favourite horse is an ordinary mare called Zelda. When Nina's world changes dramatically, she and her father have to flee...

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Tashi and the Golem

Tashi and the Golem

Anna Fienberg, Barbara Fienberg, Kim Gamble

The sixteenth book of Tashi's adventures, in which Tashi and his friends use clay and magic to make a golem who will stand up to the bully boy, Bang Bang. But will their big Golem obey them? And can they rescue Ah Chu's baby...

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Mannie and the Long Brave Day

Mannie and the Long Brave Day

Martine Murray, Sally Rippin

Mannie is going on an adventure. She's taking her favourite elephant Lilliput and her doll Strawberry Luca. And she hasn't forgotten her special box of secret things, just in case the adventure gets adventurous. A magical story...

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Stuck!

Stuck!

Charlotte Calder, Mark Jackson

One day when Charlie and his friends decide to fly a kite it takes off and soars straight into a tree! One by one, Charlie's friends each try to free the kite with their toys - all of which end up stuck in the tree along with the...

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