CBCA Younger Readers Notables 2018

The Cursed First Term of Zelda Stitch

The Cursed First Term of Zelda Stitch

Nicki Greenberg

'Zelda rides a broomstick!''Zelda's got a bat-friend!''Zelda smells like toadstools!''Witch! Witch! Witch!'

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Tarin of the Mammoths: The Exile (Book 1)

Tarin of the Mammoths: The Exile (Book 1)

Jo Sandhu

Tarin of the Mammoths is a thrilling Stone Age epic for ages 8-12.

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 Read reviewThe Fighting Stingrays

The Fighting Stingrays

Simon Mitchell

Charlie, Masa and Alf are best mates - loyal and adventurous. They're the Fighting Stingrays.In between school, swimming and fishing on idyllic Thursday Island, they have a ripper time role-playing bombing missions and...

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 Read reviewThe Extremely Inconvenient Adventures of Bronte Mettlestone

The Extremely Inconvenient Adventures of Bronte Mettlestone

Kelly Canby, Jaclyn Moriarty

An enchanting and whimsical spell-filled fantasy novel from Jaclyn Moriarty, the award-winning author of Feeling Sorry for Celia and A Corner of White, suitable for readers who loved A Most Magical Girl.

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Lintang and the Pirate Queen

Lintang and the Pirate Queen

Tamara Moss

Incredibly exciting adventure on the high seas, filled with deadly creatures, impossible tasks, dangerous quests, nailbiting battles . . . and two friends determined to make their way in the world.

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 Read reviewThe Shop at Hoopers Bend

The Shop at Hoopers Bend

Emily Rodda

From one of Australia's most renowned children's authors, this is a story about coming home when you didn't even know that was where you belonged.

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 Read reviewNevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow

Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow

Jessica Townsend

A breathtaking, enchanting new series by debut Australian author Jessica Townsend, about a cursed girl who escapes death and finds herself in a magical world - but is then tested beyond her wildest imagination.

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The Secrets We Share

The Secrets We Share

Nova Weetman

The highly anticipated companion to Nova Weetman's critically acclaimed middle-reader The Secrets We Keep.

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May Tang: A New Australian

May Tang: A New Australian

Katrina Berkoff

Born in the Year of the Snake, May Tang is like flowing waterwhen she should have more fire. A dreamer, she will never be sensible and obedient like her elder sister Jie Jie or clever like her brother Peter, studying in Australia....

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The Elephant

The Elephant

Peter Carnavas

An exquisite first novel from acclaimed picture book author and illustrator Peter Carnavas about Olive, Dad and his elephant.

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 Read reviewThe Blue Cat

The Blue Cat

Ursula Dubosarsky

From the multi-award-winning author of The Red Shoe comes a haunting story about a boy who can't - or won't - speak about his past in war-torn Europe, and his friendship wth a young Australian girl.

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Australia's Great War 1917

Australia’s Great War 1917

Kelly Gardiner

The German planes patrolled in hunting squads. They flew fast fighting craft streaking across the sky in tight formation. The greatest of them was the Red Baron, the deadliest ace on the Front. He'd shot down twenty-one of our...

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Mr Bambuckle's Remarkables

Mr Bambuckle’s Remarkables

Tim Harris

He's the first teacher to cook us breakfast.Is his spark-maker beetle really that dangerous?I heard he drank yak's milk in Mongolia. He's the only person who isn't afraid of Canteen Carol. My mum says he used to be in the...

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Mates: A Dog's Tale

Mates: A Dog’s Tale

Barry Jonsberg, Tom Jellett

Michael wants a dog. His mum and dad say no. No way. Never. They say dogs smell and get under your feet. But Michael is never going to give up. Ever.

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The Sorry Tale of Fox and Bear

The Sorry Tale of Fox and Bear

Margrete Lamond, Heather Vallance

A tale of cruelty, loyalty and love. Fox and Bear were true friends. They were close-as-can-be friends, through and through friends... except for one thing. Fox was quick and slick and sly, and Bear was dumber than a pile of...

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 Read reviewHow to Bee

How to Bee

Bren MacDibble

A story about family, loyalty, kindness and bravery, set against an all-too-possible future where climate change has forever changed the way we live.

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The Skeleton Coast: Quest of the Sunfish 3

The Skeleton Coast: Quest of the Sunfish 3

Mardi McConnochie

The adventures of the Sunfish conclude as twins, Annalie and Will, discover the truth of what was behind their father's disappearance and face even more dangers on land than they did at sea.

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 Read reviewWhimsy & Woe

Whimsy & Woe

Rebecca McRitchie, Sonia Kretschmar

For fans of Withering-By-Sea comes a story from talented debut author Rebecca McRitchie about two curiously named children.

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Looking Up

Looking Up

Sally Murphy

Pete is hoping - desperately hoping - for a telescope. There's nothing he wants more for his birthday. But when a mysterious card arrives in the mail, what Pete wants is turned totally upside down.

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 Read reviewMarsh And Me

Marsh And Me

Martine Murray

From the award-winning author of Molly and Pim and the Millions of Stars comes a wonderful new novel 9-12 years old.

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 Read reviewHenrietta and the Perfect Night

Henrietta and the Perfect Night

Martine Murray

Henrietta, the great go-getter, is going to be a big sister, but she'll have to wait half way to Christmas before the baby is ready. Five charming and quirky stories from the author of the CBCA shotlisted book Molly and Pim and...

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The Girl, the Dog and the Writer in Rome

The Girl, the Dog and the Writer in Rome

Katrina Nannestad

He's the world's vaguest novelist. She's a shy and unusual child. Together, they're travelling the world, one book a time.

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 Read reviewThe Wayward Witch and the Feelings Monster: Polly and Buster Book One

The Wayward Witch and the Feelings Monster: Polly and Buster Book One

Sally Rippin

From Australia's best-selling female author, Sally Rippin, comes Polly and Buster - a brand new junior fiction series about the magic of friendship.

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A Garden of Lilies: Improving Tales for Young Minds

A Garden of Lilies: Improving Tales for Young Minds

Judith Rossell

In Wormwood Mire, award-winning author Judith Rossell introduced us to the lessons of fictitious Victorian writer Prudence A Goodchild...Now the book comes to life as the perfect gift for any Stella Montgomery fan.

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 Read reviewThe Grand, Genius Summer of Henry Hoobler

The Grand, Genius Summer of Henry Hoobler

Lisa Shanahan

The warm-hearted story of Henry Hoobler and the summer when a new friend, a silver bike and unexpected adventures turn him inside out like a pocket, into something new - laugh-out-loud funny and moving, from the author of my My...

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Captain Jimmy Cook Discovers X Marks the Spot

Captain Jimmy Cook Discovers X Marks the Spot

Jol Temple, Kate Temple, Jon Foye

Captain Jimmy Cook has made a Top Secret Important Discovery. Even more important than any discovery that the other Captain Cook from the olden days ever made. A real dinosaur footprint! And everyone knows that underneath a real...

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Trouble and the New Kid

Trouble and the New Kid

Cate Whittle, Stephen Michael King

Nina the New Kid at school thinks that dragons don't exist. Trouble is still banned from the schoolyard, so he can't show her she is wrong. It's no fun when people don't believe in you, but believing in things is good for...

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