Exciting kids books to look out for in 2019

 Read reviewWilam: A Birrarung Story

Wilam: A Birrarung Story

Aunty Joy Murphy, Andrew Kelly, Lisa Kennedy

Yarra Riverkeeper Andrew Kelly joins award-winning picture book duo Aunty Joy Murphy and Lisa Kennedy to tell the Indigenous and geographical story of Melbourne's beautiful Yarra River, from its source to its mouth; from its...

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 Read reviewLittle Bird's Day

Little Bird’s Day

Sally Morgan, Johnny Warrkatja Malibirr

A simple, universal story of a day in the life of Little Bird as she sings the world alive, flies with Cloud, travels with Wind, nestles with Moon and dreams of flying among the stars.

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 Read reviewThe Dog Runner

The Dog Runner

Bren MacDibble

Ella and her brother Emery are alone in a city that's starving to death. If they are going to survive, they must get away, upcountry, to find Emery's mum. But how can two kids travel such big distances across a dry, barren, and...

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Circle

Mac Barnett, Jon Klassen

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A Crystal of Time

A Crystal of Time

Soman Chainani

In this fifth instalment in Soman Chainani's New York Times bestselling fantasy series, The School for Good and Evil, Sophie, Agatha, and their friends must find a way to overthrow the sinister evil that twists lies into the truth...

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Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking

Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara, Matt Hunt

Part of the bestselling Little People, BIG DREAMS series, Stephen Hawking tells the inspiring story of the brilliant physicist and author.

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Ninja Switch! (Ninja Kid, Book 3)

Ninja Switch! (Ninja Kid, Book 3)

Anh Do, Jeremy Ley

Nelson cannot wait for the athletics carnival now that he is a NINJA!

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It's Trevor Noah: Born a Crime: (YA edition)

It’s Trevor Noah: Born a Crime: (YA edition)

Trevor Noah

A hilarious and moving coming-of-age story about growing up mixed race in apartheid South Africa, from comedian Trevor Noah

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Elementals: Scorch Dragons (Book 2)

Elementals: Scorch Dragons (Book 2)

Amie Kaufman

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Ivanhoe Swift Left Home at Six

Ivanhoe Swift Left Home at Six

Jane Godwin, A. Yi

A lyrical exploration of those bittersweet moments when children first begin to explore the world for themselves.

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Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood

Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara, Laura Callaghan

Part of the bestselling Little People, BIG DREAMS series, Vivienne Westwood tells the inspiring story of this flame-haired fashion designer and businesswoman.

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 Read reviewBaz & Benz

Baz & Benz

Heidi McKinnon

From the creator of I JUST ATE MY FRIEND, this is a gorgeous and hilarious exploration of enduring friendship.

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 Read reviewMelody Trumpet

Melody Trumpet

Gabrielle Tozer

As the daughter of global music superstars, Melody Trumpet was supposed to be extraordinary - a melodic genius to carry on the Trumpet legacy.

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Wrestle!

Wrestle!

Maya Newell, Charlotte Mars, Gus Skattebol-James, Tom Jellett

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The Utterly Indescribable Thing That Happened In Huggabie Falls

The Utterly Indescribable Thing That Happened In Huggabie Falls

Adam Cece

The sensational conclusion to the hugely entertaining Huggabie Falls trilogy from the 2017 Text Prize winner, Adam Cece.  

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Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali

Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara, Brosmind

Part of the bestselling Little People, BIG DREAMS series, Muhammad Ali tells the inspiring story of 'the greatest' boxer of all time.

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A Great Escape

A Great Escape

Felice Arena

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Zelda Stitch Term Two: Too Much Witch

Zelda Stitch Term Two: Too Much Witch

Nicki Greenberg

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Undercover (Kensy and Max, Book 3)

Undercover (Kensy and Max, Book 3)

Jacqueline Harvey

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Ella Diaries #15: The Super Secret Club

Ella Diaries #15: The Super Secret Club

Meredith Costain, Danielle McDonald

Something very WEIRD is going on at school. Ella's second-best BFFs keep WHISPERING super-secretively in class and DISAPPEARING at lunch time.

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