Books to inspire young creatives

Slam Your Poetry: Write a Revolution

Slam Your Poetry: Write a Revolution

Miles Merrill, Narcisa Nozica

No props. No music. No costumes. Just you, your words and a mic - you've got two minutes to make the crowd scream your name. Miles Merrill, performance poet and founder of Australian Poetry Slam, and award-winning teacher Narcisa...

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Find Your Voice: A Guided Journal for Writing Your Truth

Find Your Voice: A Guided Journal for Writing Your Truth

Angie Thomas

Bestselling, award-winning author Angie Thomas brings her talents to this essential creative writing journal. From initial idea to finished draft, Angie shares her thoughts, advice and best practices on developing a true-to-you...

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 Read reviewHow to Make a Movie in Twelve Days

How to Make a Movie in Twelve Days

Fiona Hardy

Twelve days. Five kids. Many special effects. One giant mystery.

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Brave the Page

Brave the Page

National Novel Writing Month

The official NaNoWriMo handbook that inspires young people to tackle audacious goals and complete their creative projects.

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Drama

Drama

Raina Telgemeier

Callie loves theater and this year she's determined to create a set worthy of Broadway on a school budget. But how can she, when she doesn't know much about carpentry, ticket sales are down, and the crew members aren't working...

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Inkblot: Ideas, Advice, and Examples to Inspire Young Writers

Inkblot: Ideas, Advice, and Examples to Inspire Young Writers

Rebecca Langston-George

You are a writer. self-expression is at the heart of what you do. Whether your interest is in writing stories, poems, drama, nonfiction, or all four, this book will take your art to the next level.

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The Dot

The Dot

Peter H. Reynolds

One little dot marks the beginning of Vashti's journey of surprise and self-discovery in Peter H. Reynolds' multiple award-winning modern classic.

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 Read reviewThe Peacock Detectives

The Peacock Detectives

Carly Nugent

Shortlisted for the 2017 Text Prize, The Peacock Detectives is a delightfully Australian story about self-discovery and dealing with change for upper middle-graders.

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Smartphone Movie Maker

Smartphone Movie Maker

Bryan Michael Stoller, Victor Beuren

A fun and practical guide to making films using your smartphone, featuring expert tips and techniques, plus instructions on how to edit and add special effects to your films.

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Musical Markus (Super Moopers Book 1)

Musical Markus (Super Moopers Book 1)

Sally Rippin, Fiona Harris, Scott Edgar

Welcome to Moopertown! In Moopertown, everyone is special - in their own special way!

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 Read reviewPink

Pink

Lili Wilkinson

A fresh and lively ride on the chaotic rollercoaster of love, friendship, musical theatre and the back stage crew, from one of the brightest voices in YA fiction.

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Music Legends: 40 Inspiring Icons

Music Legends: 40 Inspiring Icons

Herve Guilleminot, Jerome Masi

The greatest hits... The most iconic sounds... The top 40 black musicians of all time are here!

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How to be an Explorer of the World

How to be an Explorer of the World

Keri Smith

Helps you to rediscover the world around you. In this book, you are encouraged to explore the world as both artists and scientists.

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Movie Time! (Hotdog, Book 6)

Movie Time! (Hotdog, Book 6)

Anh Do, Dan McGuiness

Hotdog, Lizzie and Kev want to be MOVIE STARS! But first they'll have to try-out with all the other actors to find the perfect roles. Do Hotdog and his friends have what it takes to get the parts?

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National Theatre: All About Theatre

National Theatre: All About Theatre

National Theatre

Described by Benedict Cumberbatch as a brilliant introduction to theatre , this fascinating book by the National Theatre shows how plays like War Horse and many others are made.

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Wreck This Journal (Colour)

Wreck This Journal (Colour)

Keri Smith

Perhaps you're a seasoned Wreck-er, having made your way through one or more copies of Wreck This Journal. Or maybe you're new to the phenomenon (little do you know, this experience might just change your life). Whatever the case,...

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 Read reviewImpossible Music

Impossible Music

Sean Williams

In an emotionally compelling tale crackling with originality, when a teen musician goes deaf, his quest to create an entirely new form of music brings him to a deeper understanding of his relationship to the hearing world, of...

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Katie and the Impressionists

Katie and the Impressionists

James Mayhew

Make art an adventure with classic picture book character, Katie, in this wonderful introduction to the Impressionist painters. Featuring Monet, Degas and Renoir.

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GEORGE PB

GEORGE PB

Alex Gino

Allow me to introduce you to a remarkable book, full of love, wonder, hope, and the importance of getting to be who you were meant to be. You must read this. - David Levithan, author of Every Day and editor of George. GEORGE is...

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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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The Swish of the Curtain (Blue Door, Book 1)

The Swish of the Curtain (Blue Door, Book 1)

Pamela Brown

In the town of Fenchester, seven resourceful children are yearning to be famous. One day, they come across a disused chapel, and an idea is formed. With a lick of paint and the addition of a beautiful curtain (which, however much...

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Ish

Ish

Peter H. Reynolds

A creative spirit learns that a drawing doesn't have to look exactly like anything in this gentle fable from the creator of the award-winning, bestselling picture book The Dot.

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 Read reviewFashionista

Fashionista

Maxine Beneba Clarke

A beautiful new picture book written and illustrated by Maxine Beneba Clarke -- all about the power of expressing yourself.

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 Read reviewBecause of You

Because of You

Pip Harry

Meet Tiny and Nola. Two very different girls with two very different stories who are just trying to find a place to belong. A powerful and compelling novel about friendship, love and acceptance.

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Timmy Failure: It's the End When I Say It's the End

Timmy Failure: It’s the End When I Say It’s the End

Stephan Pastis

In the series finale, Timmy Failure and his class create a hilarious film about his life, just in time for the holidays --Provided by publisher.

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Once Upon a Slime

Once Upon a Slime

Andy Griffiths, Terry Denton

Designed for teachers, students and young aspiring writers, Once Upon a Slime contains 45 fun writing and storytelling activities, such as lists, instructions, cartoons, personal stories, poems and pocket books. Examples from...

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 Read reviewIris And The Tiger

Iris And The Tiger

Leanne Hall

Twelve-year-old Iris has been sent to Spain on a mission: to make sure her elderly and unusual aunt, Ursula, leaves her fortune - and her sprawling estate - to Iris's scheming parents. But from the moment Iris arrives at Bosque de...

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Writer to Writer: From Think to Ink

Writer to Writer: From Think to Ink

Gail Carson Levine

In this lively nonfiction book for young readers, bestselling author Gail Carson Levine shares her secrets of great writing --

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Our Story Begins

Our Story Begins

Elissa Brent Weissman, Kwame Alexander, Tom Angleberger, Kathi Appelt, Ashley Bryan

From award-winning author Elissa Brent Weissman comes a collection of quirky, smart, and vulnerable childhood works by some of today's foremost children's authors and illustrators--revealing young talent, the storytellers they...

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Dolly Parton (Little People, Big Dreams)

Dolly Parton (Little People, Big Dreams)

Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara, Daria Solak

Part of the bestselling Little People, BIG DREAMS series, Dolly Parton tells the inspiring story of this extraordinary singer-songwriter and businesswoman.

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Limelight

Limelight

Solli Raphael

Limelight is a unique collection of slam poetry paired with inspirational writing techniques. With over 30 original poems in different forms, the book features the viral video sensation 'Australian Air', which has been viewed 3.5...

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