Children's books that transcend age

Wonder

Wonder

R. J. Palacio

Ten-year-old August Pullman wants to be ordinary. He does ordinary things. He eats ice-cream. He plays on his Xbox. He feels ordinary - inside. But Auggie is far from ordinary. Born with a terrible facial abnormality, he has been...

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The Bone Sparrow

The Bone Sparrow

Zana Fraillon

Subhi's imagination is as big as the ocean and wide as the sky, but his world is much smaller: he's spent his whole life in an immigration detention centre. The Bone Sparrow is a powerful, heartbreaking, sometimes funny...

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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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 Read reviewNorse Myths: Tales of Odin, Thor and Loki

Norse Myths: Tales of Odin, Thor and Loki

Kevin Crossley-Holland, Jeffrey Alan Love

An extraordinary and enthralling illustrated anthology of Norse Myths from a Carnegie-Medal winning author.

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 Read reviewTintinnabula

Tintinnabula

Margo Lanagan, Rovina Cai

Tintinnabula is a story about moving from discomfort to peace, from violence and uncertainty to a still, sure place. It reminds us that our best friend in hard times can often be ourselves.

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A Wrinkle in Time

A Wrinkle in Time

Madeleine L'Engle

When Charles Wallace Murry goes searching through a 'wrinkle in time' for his lost father, he finds himself on an evil planet where all life is enslaved by a huge pulsating brain known as 'It'.

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 Read reviewThornhill

Thornhill

Pam Smy

A darkly gripping tale of two girls separated by thirty years but pulled together by a house.

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Aussie Legends Alphabet

Aussie Legends Alphabet

Beck Feiner

In this vibrant look at Australian cultural icons, A is for Adam Goodes, B is for Bob Hawke and C is for Cathy Freeman.

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Tales From a Tall Forest

Tales From a Tall Forest

Shaun Micallef, Jonathan Bentley

In this rich and rambunctious tapestry of tales, satirist Shaun Micallef unravels the traditional fairy story and nimbly weaves your favourite characters into new and surprising adventures.

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 Read reviewThe Sound of Silence

The Sound of Silence

Katrina Goldsaito, Julia Kuo

Wabi Sabi meets The Quiet Book in this story of a Japanese boy who tries to hear the sound of silence in bustling Tokyo.

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The Marvels

Brian Selznick

Told in two stand-alone stories, the first nearly 400 pages of continuous pictures, and the second in text.

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Maybe

Maybe

Morris Gleitzman

1946. Europe is in ruins. Millions of people dream of finding happiness somewhere else.Fourteen year old Felix is one of them. When he's offered a journey to Australia, he seizes the opportunity. So does someone...

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The Little Prince

The Little Prince

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

On one level this work is the story of an airman's discovery of a small boy from another planet in the desert and his stories of intergalactic travel, and on the other hand it is a thought-provoking allegory of the human...

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I'm Just No Good At Rhyming: And Other Nonsense for Mischievous Kids and Immature Grown-Ups

I’m Just No Good At Rhyming: And Other Nonsense for Mischievous Kids and Immature Grown-Ups

Chris Harris, Lane Smith

Forget what you think you know about poetry - this is something totally different. Chris Harris's I'm Just No Good At Rhyming combines wit, wordplay and nonsense with visual and verbal tricks to make you look at the world in a new...

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Bruno

Bruno

Catharina Valckx, Nicolas Hubesch, Antony Shugaar

Days come and go, and for Bruno they always bring something interesting. And once in a while, a day comes along that is just about perfect! These six linked stories are full of friendship, silliness, and the little moments that...

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 Read reviewMy Pictures After the Storm

My Pictures After the Storm

Eric Veille

With its funky format, clever rhymes and funny images, My Pictures After the Storm is a witty and inventive take on before and after.

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This Is How We Do It: One Day in the Lives of Seven Kids from around the World

This Is How We Do It: One Day in the Lives of Seven Kids from around the World

Matt Lamothe

This Is How We Do It follows the lives of seven REAL kids from Japan, Uganda, Russia, Iran, Peru, India and Italy for a single day.

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Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth

Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth

Oliver Jeffers

The exquisite and thought-provoking new book from the multi award-winning, internationally best-selling picture book creator of Lost and Found, Oliver Jeffers.

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The Iron Man

The Iron Man

Ted Hughes, Andrew Davidson

Mankind must put a stop to the dreadful destruction by the Iron Man and set a trap for him, but he cannot be kept down. Then, when a terrible monster from outer space threatens to lay waste to the planet, it is the Iron Man who...

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 Read reviewWhen You Reach Me

When You Reach Me

Rebecca Stead

Miranda and Sal are friends, but when Sal gets punched by a kid for no apparent reason, he shuts Miranda out of his life. Then she finds a mysterious note scrawled on a tiny slip of paper, and other notes left for her in strange...

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The Poesy Ring: A Love Story

The Poesy Ring: A Love Story

Bob Graham

From the multi-award winning Bob Graham comes a romantic, hopeful and exquisitely-illustrated story, perfect for giving as a gift to the one that you love. It's 1830 in County Kerry, Ireland, and a gold ring is thrown...

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Small Things

Small Things

Mel Tregonning

An ordinary boy in an ordinary world...With no words, only illustrations, Small Things tells the story of a boy who feels alone with his worries, but who learns that help is always close by.

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The Arrival

The Arrival

Shaun Tan

A unique 128-page, textless graphic novel, in black, white and sepia, drawing inspiration from tales of migrants in past and recent times.

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 Read reviewTales from Outer Suburbia

Tales from Outer Suburbia

Shaun Tan

Fifteen intriguing illustrated stories about the mysteries that lurk below the surface of suburban life from the wonderful Shaun Tan.

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 Read reviewWhen Friendship Followed Me Home

When Friendship Followed Me Home

Paul Griffin

A boy's chance encounter with a scruffy dog leads to an unforgettable friendship in this deeply moving story about life, loss and the meaning of family

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Return

Return

Aaron Becker

Third book in a wordless trilogy that began with Journey.

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See You in the Cosmos

Jack Cheng

An astonishingly moving middle-grade debut about a space-obsessed boy's quest for family and home.

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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

J. K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone in traditional Chinese.

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