Exciting kids books to look out for in 2020

 Read reviewThe Republic of Birds

The Republic of Birds

Jessica Miller

From rising star Jessica Miller comes this richly imagined fantasy adventure, an unmissable addition to the genre for readers of Karen Foxlee, Jessica Townsend and Philip Pullman.

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Evonne Goolagong (Little People, Big Dreams)

Evonne Goolagong (Little People, Big Dreams)

Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara, Lisa Koesterke

Part of the bestselling Little People, BIG DREAMS series, Evonne Goolagong tells the inspiring story of this indigenous Australian tennis star.

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One True King (The School for Good and Evil, Book 6)

One True King (The School for Good and Evil, Book 6)

Soman Chainani

Beyond Good and Evil. Beyond Ever Afters. The fairy tale of Sophie and Agatha comes to a dramatic conclusion in this sixth and final book of Soman Chainani's bestselling fantasy series. Who will sit on Camelot's throne and...

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 Read reviewComing Home to Country

Coming Home to Country

Bronwyn Bancroft

Run to the creek, perch on a rock, slip into clear crystal water. An visual and lyrical depiction of coming home to country from acclaimed author and illustrator Bronwyn Bancroft.

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Some Brains: A book celebrating neurodiversity

Some Brains: A book celebrating neurodiversity

Nelly Thomas

All brains are special, All brains are smart, All kids have big thoughts, And all kids have big hearts. ALL KIDS ARE SPECIAL - JUST FOLLOW THEIR HEARTS.

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Backyard Birds

Backyard Birds

Helen Milroy

What colourful birds are in our backyards? From laughing kookaburras and prancing mudlarks to dancing willy wagtails and hungry galahs, this picture book is a vibrant adventure discovering the native birds around us.

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Hollowpox: The Hunt for Morrigan Crow (Nevermoor Book 3)

Hollowpox: The Hunt for Morrigan Crow (Nevermoor Book 3)

Jessica Townsend

Something wicked is taking hold of Nevermoor... In Morrigan Crow's third Wundrous adventure, she faces her most dangerous challenge yet.

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Jane Doe and the Key of All Souls

Jane Doe and the Key of All Souls

Jeremy Lachlan

An unfinished quest. A dying world. A race to save all souls. Get ready for the thrilling follow-up to the award-winning Jane Doe and the Cradle of All Worlds.

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 Read reviewThe Threads of Magic

The Threads of Magic

Alison Croggon

An atmospheric and riveting fantasy adventure, perfect for fans of Frances Hardinge and Cornelia Funke.

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The Highland Falcon Thief

The Highland Falcon Thief

M. G. Leonard, Sam Sedgman

Climb aboard the Highland Falcon and help Harrison Beck find a jewel thief!

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Bluey: Bob Bilby

Bluey: Bob Bilby

Bluey

Based on the hit ABC KIDS TV show! It's Bingo's turn to take Bob Bilby home. Will they have fun times?

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My Place for Younger Readers

My Place for Younger Readers

Sally Morgan

Sally's rich, zesty and moving work is perhaps the best loved biography of Aboriginal Australia ever written. My Place for Younger Readers is an abridged edition that retains all the charm and power of the original.

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Orphans of the Tide

Orphans of the Tide

Struan Murray

The City - mankind's last refuge in a drowned world, where Whale Lords reign and the Inquisition keeps the peace. The Enemy - a dark power, ever seeking to take possession of a human body and cause untold chaos. The Inventor...

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The Wonderful Wisdom of Ants

The Wonderful Wisdom of Ants

Philip Bunting

The answers to lifes biggest questions can be found in the smallest places, once you are ready to look. Get set for an insightful (and hilarious) peek into what we can learn from the world of the ant.

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Lalani of the Distant Sea

Lalani of the Distant Sea

Erin Entrada Kelly

When Lalani Sarita's mother falls ill with an incurable disease, Lalani embarks on a dangerous journey across the sea .

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What Colour is the Sea?

What Colour is the Sea?

Katie Stewart

Koala has a question for her friends - what colour is the sea? But they all give her different answers, and Koala doesn't know who to believe.

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Girls Can Fly

Girls Can Fly

Sally Morgan, Ambelin Kwaymullina

Girls Can Fly is an inspirational, young teen book from award-winning Aboriginal writer and artist Sally Morgan and her equally talented daughter Ambelin.

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 Read reviewThe Winterborne Home for Vengeance and Valour

The Winterborne Home for Vengeance and Valour

Ally Carter

April didn't mean to start the fire. She wasn't even the one who broke the vase.

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 Read reviewIzzy and Frank

Izzy and Frank

Katrina Lehman, Sophie Beer

When Izzy moves away from her idyllic island life with her best-friend Frank (a seagull!), she must find her place in the busy city, with new friends and a new school.

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 Read reviewI'll Always Be Older Than You

I’ll Always Be Older Than You

Jane Godwin, Sara Acton

A celebration of the bond between siblings from acclaimed author Jane Godwin, with glorious illustrations from Sara Acton.

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Evie and Pog: Puppy Playtime!

Evie and Pog: Puppy Playtime!

Tania McCartney

In the bestselling tradition of Ella and Olivia, comes another book in this new series for early readers about best friends, Evie and Pog.

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Bluey: Easter Fun! (A Craft Book)

Bluey: Easter Fun! (A Craft Book)

Bluey

Bluey and Bingo love being creative! Get making with loads of egg-cellent Easter activities for the whole family.

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Ninja Bandicoots and Turbo-Charged Wombats

Ninja Bandicoots and Turbo-Charged Wombats

Hazel Flynn

Why does each koala in a zoo need 1000 trees? How do you check a Tree-kangaroo's pouch for joeys? Why is a wombat's poo square-shaped? And how do dogs help look after 'extinct' bandicoots?

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David Attenborough (Little People, Big Dreams)

David Attenborough (Little People, Big Dreams)

Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara, Mikyo Noh

New in the Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the life of David Attenborough, the inspiring broadcaster and conservationist.

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Counting Our Country

Counting Our Country

Jill Daniels

Counting Our Country is a bilingual counting book from Jill Daniels, an Indigenous artist who lives in SE Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory.

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Hotel Flamingo: Carnival Caper

Hotel Flamingo: Carnival Caper

Alex Milway

Anna is determined to win the prize for Hotel Flamingo for the best display, despite rival hotel the Glitz having won it every year since the Carnival began. But disaster strikes!

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The Champions of the Blade (Paladero, Book 4)

The Champions of the Blade (Paladero, Book 4)

Steven Lochran

Joss, Hero and Drake are prentice paladeros, cowboy-knights that ride dinosaurs and fight to protect their Kingdom. Now, they face the ultimate battle: themselves.

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Queer Heroes: Meet 53 LGBTQ Heroes From Past and Present!

Queer Heroes: Meet 53 LGBTQ Heroes From Past and Present!

Arabelle Sicardi, Sarah Tanat-Jones

A beautiful, bold book of biographies celebrating the achievements of LGBT people through history and from around the world.

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Narwhal's Otter Friend (Narwhal and Jelly, Book 4)

Narwhal’s Otter Friend (Narwhal and Jelly, Book 4)

Ben Clanton

Narwhal is a happy-go-lucky narwhal. Jelly is a no-nonsense jellyfish. The two might not have a lot in common, but they do they love waffles, parties and adventures.

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You Complete Me

You Complete Me

Thomas Elliott

We are better together...like milk and cookies Have fun completing all the pairs in this quirky book of peek-through partnerships!

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Cats Do Not Like Birthdays

Cats Do Not Like Birthdays

Nicki Greenberg

Presents! Games! Cake! Everyone loves a party, right? Well, not everyone. And definitely not Kit.

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Bluey: Big Backyard (A Colouring Book)

Bluey: Big Backyard (A Colouring Book)

Bluey

Based on the hit ABC KIDS TV show! Colour Bluey's backyard, the creek, the playground and more in this fun-filled colouring book.

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Brother Moon

Brother Moon

Maree McCarthy Yoelu, Samantha Fry

Brother Moon is a powerful story lovingly told by a great-grandfather to his great-grandson. Beneath the dark sky of the Northern Territory, Hippy-Boy is captivated when Great-Grandpa Liman tells him the mysterious story of his...

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 Read reviewTake Off! (Evie and Pog, Book 1)

Take Off! (Evie and Pog, Book 1)

Tania McCartney, Cecelia Ramsdale

In the bestselling tradition of Ella and Olivia, comes the first book in a new series for early readers about best friends, Evie and Pog.

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 Read reviewAnzac Girl: The War Diaries of Alice Ross-King

Anzac Girl: The War Diaries of Alice Ross-King

Jess Racklyeft, Kate Simpson

It was 1914 when Sister Alice Ross-King left Australia for the war. Nursing was her passion - all she had ever wanted to do. But Alice couldn't have imagined what she would see. She served four long years and was brave, humble and...

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Red Day

Red Day

Sandy Fussell

Set in a modern-day small town among the remnants of a Japanese POW camp, this is the story of Charlie. Charlie has synaesthesia and hence sees and hears differently: people have auras; days of the week are coloured; numbers and...

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 Read reviewHattie

Hattie

Frida Nilsson, Stina Wirsen, Julia Marshall

A funny, lively, sympathetic illustrated chapter book about a street-smart country girl in her first year of school, from internationally award-winning Frida Nilsson.

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Monster Nanny

Monster Nanny

Pasi Pitkanen, Tuutikki Tolonen

Halley, Koby and Mimi have been sent a nanny to look after them while their parents are away. The only problem? Their nanny is a monster!

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7 Steps to Get Your Child Reading

7 Steps to Get Your Child Reading

Louise Park

Generation Alpha is the swiper, pincher, tapper cohort, the first to grow up with devices in their hands. They are breaking new ground as a result of technological advances, while you, their parents, are having to navigate these...

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 Read reviewThe Ghost of Howlers Beach (The Butter O'Bryan Mysteries, Book 1)

The Ghost of Howlers Beach (The Butter O'Bryan Mysteries, Book 1)

Jackie French

Butter O'Bryan has been told there are ghosts on Howler's Beach, but are there?

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Martin Luther King, Jr. (Little People, Big Dreams)

Martin Luther King, Jr. (Little People, Big Dreams)

Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara, Mai Ly Degnan

Learn about the incredible life of Martin Luther King, Jr., the inspiring minister and civil rights activist, in this book from the bestselling Little People, BIG DREAMS series.

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The Artist

The Artist

Alison Binks

'The Artist likes to paint one picture before breakfast. When the world is quiet.'

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