April titles for schools & libraries (junior)

 Read reviewThe Extremely Weird Thing That Happened In Huggabie Falls

The Extremely Weird Thing That Happened In Huggabie Falls

Adam Cece, Andrew Weldon

Winner of the Text Prize for Young Adult and Children's Writing. The Extremely Weird Thing that Happened in Huggabie Falls is the first book in a trilogy of sublimely ridiculous laugh-out-loud adventure stories for middle-grade...

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A Spoonful of Murder (A Murder Most Unladylike Mystery)

A Spoonful of Murder (A Murder Most Unladylike Mystery)

Robin Stevens, Nina Tara

When Hazel Wong's beloved grandfather passes away, Daisy Wells is all too happy to accompany her friend (and Detective Society Vice President) to Hazel's family estate in beautiful, bustling Hong Kong.But when they...

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WeirDo #10: Messy Weird!

WeirDo #10: Messy Weird!

Anh Do, Jules Faber

The Do family has a messy new house to clean up! Weir, Bella and Henry decide to do some extra work to earn pocket money. But can they handle wild lawns, dirty dishes and a vacuum cleaner explosion? It wont be easy...but it...

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Brindabella

Brindabella

Ursula Dubosarsky, Andrew Joyner

From an extraordinary novelist and an award-winning illustrator comes this lyrical and unforgettable story about a boy and the untameable wildness of a hand-reared joey.

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 Read reviewHow to Win a Nobel Prize

How to Win a Nobel Prize

Barry Marshall

A time-travel adventure for young budding scientists.

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Ella Fitzgerald

Ella Fitzgerald

Isabel Sanchez Vegara, Barbara Alca

Meet Ella Fitzgerald, one of the most influential jazz singers of all time!

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Found in Melbourne

Found in Melbourne

Joanne O'Callaghan, Kori Song

There is so much to do in marvellous Melbourne - places to see and new friends to meet. Found in Melbourne is a counting book, a story of friendship, and so much more. Whether you live in Melbourne, are planning your...

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Found in Melbourne (Simplified Chinese Edition)

Found in Melbourne (Simplified Chinese Edition)

Joanne O'Callaghan, Kori Song, Kevin Yang

There is so much to do in marvellous Melbourne - places to see and new friends to meet. Found in Melbourne is a counting book, a story of friendship, and so much more. Whether you live in Melbourne, are planning your first...

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My Mum is a Magician

My Mum is a Magician

Damon Young, Peter Carnavas

From the award-winning author/illustrator duo Damon Young and Peter Carnavas comes a spellbinding picture book celebrating mums everywhere.

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The Colours of History: How Colours Shaped the World

The Colours of History: How Colours Shaped the World

Clive Gifford, Marc-Etienne Peintre

A vibrant exploration of the stories behind different colours, and the roles they've played throughout history. Each double-page spread looks at a different shade, accompanied by vivid, imaginative illustrations.

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The Last Peach

The Last Peach

Gus Gordon

One fine summer's day two bugs discover the most beautiful peach of the season and are faced with a dilemma... Who should eat it?

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When the Mountains Roared

When the Mountains Roared

Jess Butterworth

A vivid, warm and atmospheric adventure set in the mountains of India, about a girl who is determined to protect the wild leopards of the mountain from poachers, perfect for fans of Katherine Rundell.

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Speccy-tacular AFL Stories

Speccy-tacular AFL Stories

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Lace up your boots, pull on your guernsey and get ready to hit the field running with these Brownlow-worthy AFL short stories!  A collection of AFL-themed short stories written by some of Australia's sportiest...

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Emily Windsnap and the Falls of Forgotten Island: Book 7

Emily Windsnap and the Falls of Forgotten Island: Book 7

Liz Kessler

Can Emily sacrifice her own vow to fulfil the giant's promise? The brand new, eagerly awaited seventh book in the five-million-copy-selling Emily Windsnap series by Liz Kessler. Bubbling with magic, fun, friendship and new heights...

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The Erth Dragons: The New Age: Book 3

The Erth Dragons: The New Age: Book 3

Chris D'Lacey

The epic finale to the Erth Dragons trilogy will take you to new and beautiful worlds and make you see dragons as never before.

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Kid Normal and the Rogue Heroes

Kid Normal and the Rogue Heroes

Greg James, Chris Smith, Erica Salcedo

The second, epically funny adventure starring Murph Cooper and the Super Zeroes from Greg James and Chris Smith Not all heroes have superpowers. Don't believe us? Well Murph Cooper is living proof. Since becoming Kid...

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In the Lamplight

In the Lamplight

Dianne Wolfer

If you loved the award-winning Lighthouse Girl and Light Horse Boy, you will also love In the Lamplight, with its combination of evocative charcoal drawings, archival materials and Australian history. Published to coincide...

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Fearless Frederic

Fearless Frederic

Felice Arena

When the river rises and the city of Paris begins to disappear under water, Frederic decides to help those who can't help themselves. But as his heroic acts escalate, so does the danger. Frederic will have to battle an...

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Sam Wu Is NOT Afraid of Ghosts!

Sam Wu Is NOT Afraid of Ghosts!

Kevin Tsang, Katie Tsang, Nathan Reed

Brilliantly funny new series about the bravest scaredy-cat in the world Sam Wu is NOT a scaredy-cat (except he is). When a trip to the Space Museum goes terrifyingly wrong, Sam begins a mission to prove to the school bully, and...

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Amazing Machines: Tough Trucks

Amazing Machines: Tough Trucks

Tony Mitton, Ant Parker

Trucks are tough and sturdy. They take on heavy loads, then thunder on their giant tyres down long and busy roads.

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Poppa Platoon in World War Chew

Poppa Platoon in World War Chew

Danny Katz, Mitch Vane

Major Poppa, Abbie, and her little brother Flynn are on a mission at the Royal Show. They must enter The Showbag Pavilion, fight their way through crowds, defeat powerful enemies, and somehow get to the other side to buy a Chunky...

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Where Is Little Fish?

Where Is Little Fish?

Lucy Cousins

Little Fish is playing hide-and-seek with his fishy friends. Can you find him? Babies and toddlers will love searching for Little Fish behind the coral, beneath the shell and inside a treasure chest. This gorgeous lift-the-flap...

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Ruby in the Ruins

Ruby in the Ruins

Shirley Hughes

From a beloved British storyteller comes a touching tale of unconditional love as a family puts itself back together in postwar London. Full color.

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Begone the Raggedy Witches (The Wild Magic Trilogy, Book One)

Begone the Raggedy Witches (The Wild Magic Trilogy, Book One)

Celine Kiernan, Victoria Semykina

A middle-grade fantasy adventure perfect for fans of Frances Hardinge, Katherine Rundell and Sally Gardner. When witches kidnap Mup's dad, she must journey to their home to save him, and so begins a fantastical...

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Rainbow Pups

Rainbow Pups

Sophie Beer

Follow along as puppies bound from black to green to red to RAINBOW! A colourful journey of discovery, perfect for sharing with puppy-loving little ones! Pups! is a fun and vibrant new board book series from rising star Sophie...

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The Light Jar

The Light Jar

Lisa Thompson

The brand new read-in-one-sitting mystery from the bestselling author of The Goldfish Boy, 2017's breakout children's book hit.

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The Longest Breakfast

The Longest Breakfast

Jenny Bornholdt, Sarah Wilkins

A rambunctious story about the best meal of the day.

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Break Your Chains: The Freedom Finders

Break Your Chains: The Freedom Finders

Emily Conolan

Choose your own destiny and step into the shoes of an Irish girl making her way from London to Australia in 1825 - the first book in an exciting interactive adventure series.

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Migration: Incredible Animal Journeys

Migration: Incredible Animal Journeys

Mike Unwin, Jenni Desmond

Animals of all shapes and sizes make epic journeys across our planet, through harsh weather, avoiding hungry predators, in their efforts to survive. Travel around the globe with some of the world's most incredible animals and...

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When the Bees Buzzed Off!

When the Bees Buzzed Off!

Lula Bell, Stephen Bennett

Uh-oh! The bees have buzzed off and now the minibeasts are in a pickle. Who will pollinate the fruit and flowers? It's up to three brave bugs to bring those buzzy bees back!

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Books Always Everywhere

Books Always Everywhere

Jane Blatt, Sarah Massini

For the very young, books can be anything from a chair to a hat, but the best thing they can be is . . . a book . . . The simple text, written by debut author Jane Blatt, is brought to life by Sarah Massini's delightful and...

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Ada Lovelace

Ada Lovelace

Isabel Sanchez Vegara, Zafouko Yamamoto

Meet Ada Lovelace, the British mathematician and daughter of poet Lord Byron. From her early love of logic, to her plans for the world's first computer program, learn about Ada's life in this mini biography for readers as young as...

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Drought

Drought

Jackie French, Bruce Whatley

From the award-winning creators of Flood, Fire and Cyclone comes Drought a moving story about the devastating effects drought has on many Australians and their farms.

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48 Hours #2: Medusa Curse

48 Hours #2: Medusa Curse

Lord,Gabrielle

Vicious thieves smash a cursed Medusa statue and steal the supercomputer Sapphire in a terrifying museum raid. Jazz and Phoenix are first on the scene and they soon find themselves in the midst of a dangerous mystery. Their...

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Ginger Green is Absolutely MAD for Birthday Parties! (Mostly)

Ginger Green is Absolutely MAD for Birthday Parties! (Mostly)

Kim Kane, Jon Davis

The absolutely MAD new Ginger Green series is all about fun, friendship and a clever fox who LAUGHS in the face of disaster. Perfect for fans of Weirdo and Tom Gates! In Ginger Green is Absolutely MAD for Birthday Parties!...

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My Feminist ABC

My Feminist ABC

Duopress Labs, Irene Pizzolante

A board book written and illustrated for the next generation of feminists.

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