Children's Book Festival 2015

 Read reviewThe Underwater Fancy-Dress Parade

The Underwater Fancy-Dress Parade

Davina Bell, Allison Colpoys

The day before the Underwater Fancy-Dress Parade, Alfie got that feeling ... Sometimes it's hard to be brave. Sometimes you get that feeling. Alfie isn't sure he can go to the parade, but his mum knows there's at least one special...

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Stuff Happens: Ethan

Stuff Happens: Ethan

Oliver Phommavanh

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Our Australian Girl: Meet Pearlie (Book 1)

Our Australian Girl: Meet Pearlie (Book 1)

Gabrielle Wang, Lucia Masciullo

It's1941 and the war is changing Pearlie's life every day. Darwin is full of soldiers, there's a spy on the loose, and people are turning against Pearlie's best friend, Naoko, just because she's Japanese.

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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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There's a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake

There’s a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake

Hazel Edwards, Deborah Niland

The imaginary Hippo can do what he likes on the roof. In fact, he does all the things a little girl wishes she could, but is not allowed. When she takes a bath, the hippo takes a shower; when she goes to bed, the hippo watches...

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Tim and Ed

Tim and Ed

Ursula Dubosarsky, Andrew Joyner

Here is Tim. Here is Ed. Same ears, same eyes, same feet, same head. From much-loved storyteller Ursula Dubosarsky comes this bouncing story about two cheeky koalas who think they are exactly the same. Brought to life by Andrew...

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The 52-Storey Treehouse

The 52-Storey Treehouse

Andy Griffiths, Terry Denton

Andy and Terry's incredible, ever-expanding treehouse has 13 new storeys, including a watermelon-smashing level, a wave machine, a life-size snakes and ladders game (with real ladders and real snakes), a rocket-powered...

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Terry Denton's Bumper Book of the Universe

Terry Denton’s Bumper Book of the Universe

Terry Denton

From the bestselling Terry Denton Bumper Books comes the next fantastic addition. Full of fun drawing activities, whacky cartoons, codes and quizzes, Terry Denton's Bumper Book of the Universe is sure to nurture every child's...

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Our Australian Girl: Pearlie the Spy (Book 3)

Our Australian Girl: Pearlie the Spy (Book 3)

Gabrielle Wang, Lucia Masciullo

It's1942 and Pearlie is all alone in Darwin. Not only has she been separated from her family, but now Beake, the spy, is back and he's on the loose. He's out to get Pearlie - but she has a plan...

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Our Australian Girl: Pearlie's Pet Rescue (Book 2)

Our Australian Girl: Pearlie’s Pet Rescue (Book 2)

Gabrielle Wang, Lucia Masciullo

It's 1941 ... and school is almost over - not just for summer, but forever. Darwin could be bombed any day, and everyone Pearlie knows is leaving for a safer place. Animals and pets of all kinds are being left behind, and Pearlie...

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Our Australian Girl: Pearlie's Ghost (Book 4)

Our Australian Girl: Pearlie’s Ghost (Book 4)

Gabrielle Wang, Lucia Masciullo

It's 1942 and Darwin is under attack. While bombs are falling, Pearlie is doing all she can to save her beloved pets and help the wounded soldiers. But it's too dangerous to stay, and when Pearlie finally has to say goodbye, only...

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The Wishbird

The Wishbird

Gabrielle Wang

Oriole's beloved Wishbird is dying and she must leave the Forest of Birds to save him. But in the City of Soulless there are traitors everywhere, and when Oriole is captured, only a street orphan can help her.

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My Life and Other Stuff That Went Wrong

My Life and Other Stuff That Went Wrong

Tristan Bancks, Gus Gordon

If you're a fan of Andy Griffiths and Jeff Kinney, My Life and Other Stuff That Went Wrong is the book that has been missing in your life. Is your grandpa super - angry? Has your nan ever tried to climb Mt Everest? Have you...

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Hooray! There's a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Having a Birthday Party

Hooray! There’s a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Having a Birthday Party

Hazel Edwards, Deborah Niland

'Only three sleeps to go and then it's my birthday! There's a hippopotamus on our roof eating cake. It's his birthday, too. We are going to have our party together. A jungle party. And all our friends can come in animal costumes.'...

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The Naughtiest Reindeer

The Naughtiest Reindeer

Nicki Greenberg

It's the night before Christmas and Rudolf is sneezing his little red nose off. So Santa needs another reindeer to help pull the sleigh. Rudolf's sister Ruby is a little reindeer who always finds herself in BIG trouble. Will she...

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The Becky Collection

The Becky Collection

Paul Moon, Mitch Vane

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Puffin Nibbles: The Deep End

Puffin Nibbles: The Deep End

Paul Moon, Mitch Vane

Becky has reached the point in her swimming lessons when she has stopped being a Frog and has moved up to be a Platypus. She has to go into the deep end, and she's not at all sure that she's ready for it. She wishes she could be a...

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My Life and Other Massive Mistakes

My Life and Other Massive Mistakes

Tristan Bancks, Gus Gordon

This book is 100% gluten free, 100% fat free, 100% organic and 35% fact free. It has no added sugar and contains absolutely NO NUTRITIONAL BENEFITS AT ALL! May contain traces of NUTS!' - Raph Atkins, kid author/llama enthusiast....

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 Read reviewThe Worm Who Knew Karate

The Worm Who Knew Karate

Jill Lever, Terry Denton

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The Talkative Tombstone: The Cryptic Casebook of Coco Carlomagno (and Alberta) Bk 6

The Talkative Tombstone: The Cryptic Casebook of Coco Carlomagno (and Alberta) Bk 6

Ursula Dubosarsky, Terry Denton

In a cemetery in the outskirts of Buenos Aires, the tomb of the famous tango singer Anibal Manzana has everyone baffled. It is talking! Could it be haunted? Luckily Coco and Alberta are on hand to investigate this ghostly puzzle.

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The Quivering Quavers: The Cryptic Casebook of Coco Carlomagno (and Alberta) Bk 5

The Quivering Quavers: The Cryptic Casebook of Coco Carlomagno (and Alberta) Bk 5

Ursula Dubosarsky, Terry Denton

Coco Carlomagno is trying to avert a national disaster. La Bella Cucharita, world-famous opera singer, is due to make her return to the stage - but a strange message has her rattled. Luckily Coco is on the case, and with a little...

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Twisted Tales

Twisted Tales

Richard Tulloch, Terry Denton

Features a kind and friendly but very hungry wolf, a lizard who is horrified to be turned into a footman (whatever that is), a grumpy princess who can't sleep, a slightly deaf king, a witch who runs the Happy Healthy Holiday Home,...

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Barky the Barking Dog: A Little Treehouse Story 2

Barky the Barking Dog: A Little Treehouse Story 2

Andy Griffiths, Terry Denton

A stand-alone story starring Barky the Barking Dog from Andy and Terry's The 13-Storey Treehouse.

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Ten Unlucky Pirates: A Little Treehouse Story 1

Ten Unlucky Pirates: A Little Treehouse Story 1

Andy Griffiths, Terry Denton

A stand-alone story starring the Ten Unlucky Pirates from Andy and Terry's bestselling The 26-Storey Treehouse.

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