January/February titles for schools and libraries (junior)

Spook's: The Dark Assassin

Spook’s: The Dark Assassin

Joseph Delaney

An assassin lurks in the darkness between earth and oblivion - but who are they, and what is their mission? The people of the County live in fear of the beasts bent on bringing the war to their home. How can they possibly hope to...

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Alice-Miranda Holds the Key 15

Alice-Miranda Holds the Key 15

Jacqueline Harvey

Alice-Miranda is home for the holidays! In a startling turn of events, Alice-Miranda unexpectedly finishes the school term earlier than planned. Holidays should be a time for fun and a chance to catch up with friends, but it...

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The 12th Dog

The 12th Dog

Charlotte Calder, Tom Jellett

In the summer holidays, a game of backyard cricket brings the whole neighbourhood together, and no one loves the game more than Arlo the dog. He's the fastest fielder there is, but there's a big problem: he never gives up the...

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The Song of Seven

The Song of Seven

Tonke Dragt, Laura Watkinson

Seven paths. Seven unlikely friends. One extraordinary adventure.

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Remembering Lionsville

Remembering Lionsville

Bronwyn Bancroft

Renowned artist Bronwyn Bancroft's Remembering Lionsville brings to vivid life her family's oral history and her own childhood memories.

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Rabbit and Bear: The Pest in the Nest

Rabbit and Bear: The Pest in the Nest

Julian Gough, Jim Field

Hilarious, gorgeously illustrated and with a classic feel, this is 'a perfect animal double-act'

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The Adventures of Dog Man Book 2: Unleashed

The Adventures of Dog Man Book 2: Unleashed

Dav Pilkey

If only the Chief would throw Dog Man a bone every once in a while... Petey the cat is out of the bag, and his criminal curiosity is taking the city by storm. Can the canine crime biter unleash justice on this ruffian in time to...

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Computer Coding Projects for Kids

Computer Coding Projects for Kids

DK

An introduction to coding for children. It shows kids how to build a range of amazing projects, from birthday cards to music and games, using the programming language Scratch. It also includes activities such as creating a virtual...

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The Night Gardener

The Night Gardener

Terry Fan, Eric Fan

Something was happening on Grimloch Lane. Something good. A best-selling debut picture book about an orphan whose life is transformed by a mysterious night gardener bringing colour and life to his town.

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Mistletoe and Murder: A Murder Most Unladylike Mystery Book 5

Mistletoe and Murder: A Murder Most Unladylike Mystery Book 5

Robin Stevens

The fabulously festive fifth mystery from the bestselling, award-winning author of Murder Most Unladylike.

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Magnificent Creatures: Animals on the Move!

Magnificent Creatures: Animals on the Move!

Anna Wright, Sue Tarsky

An introduction to the natural world that is enlivened by the author's sophisticated and fun art style which mixes pen and ink, watercolour and fabric collage. In this title, you can find out what 'pronking' is and how one...

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The Toymaker's Apprentice

The Toymaker’s Apprentice

Sherri L Smith

A gorgeously imagined Nutcracker retelling from award-winning author Sherri L. Smith.

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Helper and Helper

Helper and Helper

Joy Cowley, Gavin Bishop

More funny stories and wry observations with the bestselling Snake and Lizard.

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Gabriel Finley and the Raven's Riddle

Gabriel Finley and the Raven’s Riddle

George Hagen

With the help of PaladinNa young raven with whom he has a magical bond that enables them to become one creatureNyoung Gabriel flies to the foreboding land of Aviopolis, where he must face a series of difficult challenges and...

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King Flashypants and the Creature from Crong

King Flashypants and the Creature from Crong

Andy Riley

The second book in the insanely funny debut children's series from Emmy award-winning comedy writer and cartoonist Andy Riley, scriptwriter for BBC One's Gangsta Granny and The Boy in the Dress.

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Mr. Puffball: Stunt Cat Across America

Mr. Puffball: Stunt Cat Across America

Constance Lombardo

Feline stunt cat Mr. Puffball and cat actor El Gato visit landmarks across America while attempting to make a spectacularly exciting film --

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The Big Bash Book 2016 -- 17

The Big Bash Book 2016 – 17

Daniel Lane

Get a fly-on-the-wall perspective of the adrenaline-charged KFC Big Bash League - and action-packed Rebel Women's BBL - to learn about the players, their motivations and the pressures they need to overcome to perform in cricket's...

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The Doorway and the Deep

The Doorway and the Deep

K E Ormsbee

Even after escaping from the Southerly Kingdom, Lottie Fiske has returned to the magical Albion Isle, despite the fact that she is a wanted criminal there, because she is seeking answers about her abilities, and her parents--but...

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Lost Property Office

Lost Property Office

James R Hannibal

An American boy travels with his family to London for his mother to find his father, but it turns out his father was involved with something nefarious...and now so is he --

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You Choose 11: Creepy Crawly Chaos

You Choose 11: Creepy Crawly Chaos

George Ivanoff

You are on a school excursion at the Entomology and Arachnology Research Centre when things go very wrong. It starts with a gigantic new breed of spider. Soon, there are insects everywhere.

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You Choose 12: City of Robots

You Choose 12: City of Robots

George Ivanoff

A series of interactive novels for the highly adventurous. Read if you dare! Mistakes will cost you dearly! YOU CHOOSE ...Robot ruler or cyborg slave! A chance encounter with an escaped mini-bot leads you to a military science...

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Who Let the Gods Out?

Who Let the Gods Out?

Maz Evans

A shooting star crashes to earth and changes Elliot's life forever. The star is Virgo - a young Zodiac goddess on a mission. When the pair accidentally unleash the wicked death daemon Thanatos, they turn to the old Olympian gods...

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When the Sea Turned to Silver

When the Sea Turned to Silver

Grace Lin

A breathtaking, full-color illustrated fantasy inspired by Chinese folklore, a companion to the Newbery Honor winner and New York Times bestseller Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, which has sold over 250,000 copies in all...

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Mopoke

Mopoke

Philip Bunting

This is a Mopoke. Mopoke loves peace and quiet. He is about to find out that you can't always get what your want. Visually brilliant, and hysterically funny, Philips pictures tell a thousand words, with the support of some...

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Chronologica: The Incredible Years That Defined History

Chronologica: The Incredible Years That Defined History

A fact-filled journey through 100 years of world history, exploring famous people and events in addition to lesser-known historical happenings. 100 Amazing Years presents a concise, punchy analysis of years and personalities...

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Marge and the Pirate Baby

Marge and the Pirate Baby

Isla Fisher, Queen Bee Productions, Eglantine Ceulemans

Marge is back and exploring the neighbourhood with the kids! With some help from Jemima and Jake, can she stay in charge and keep 'pirate' baby Zara under control? And can the children make sure Marge behaves at Uncle Desmond and...

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The Secret of Nightingale Wood

The Secret of Nightingale Wood

Lucy Strange

1919. Henry moves to the countryside with her family, scarred by her brother's untimely death. Her only friends are characters from her favourite books - until, one day, she wanders into the woods and meets Moth, a striking...

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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 dont exist. Trouble is still banned from the schoolyard, so he cant show her she is wrong. Its no fun when people don't believe in you, but believing in things is good for everyone,...

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Eddie Frogbert

Eddie Frogbert

Sue DeGennaro

Eddie Frogbert was the pride and joy of his family. He wasnt like the other frogs. He was not the biggest or the bravest. With his feet firmly on the ground, Eddie left the hippity-hop to the other frogs.

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Engineer Academy: Are You Ready for the Challenge?

Engineer Academy: Are You Ready for the Challenge?

Steve Martin, Nastia Sleptsova

There are so many different types of engineer you could be, whether you'd love to work with jet engines, robots, racing cars, or even space stations! What's it really like, and do you have what it takes? Learn the essential skills...

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Return Fire (Moving Target, Book 2)

Return Fire (Moving Target, Book 2)

Christina Diaz Gonzalez

Just after Cassie Arroyo found the Spear of Destiny in Rome, it was stolen from her, so now she and her friend Asher must recover it--but when she used the Spear before she set the world down a dangerous path, and if she recovers...

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Littlest Family's Big Day

Littlest Family’s Big Day

Emily Winfield Martin

The Littlest Family goes wandering in the woods and just when they think they are lost, they find their way home again --

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Very Noisy Bear Young Reader

Very Noisy Bear Young Reader

Nick Bland

The Very Cranky Bear and his friends are back! Theres music in the air in the Jingle Jangle Jungle! Can Bears friends help him find the perfect instrument to play?

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Deadly Heist (Countdown to Danger, Book 3)

Deadly Heist (Countdown to Danger, Book 3)

Jack Heath

You are standing inside a busy city bank, wary of three suspicious people you just saw come in. Suddenly an EAR-SPLITTING SCREAM makes you jump. The alarm starts ringing. One of the suspicious trio, a man, has pulled a grenade out...

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One Keen Koala

One Keen Koala

Margaret Wild, Bruce Whatley

One keen koala and all the animal friends are ready for school! Count along in this beautiful introduction to the fun of school from two of Australias favourite award-winning picture book creators.

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Squishy Taylor and the First Three Adventures

Squishy Taylor and the First Three Adventures

Ailsa Wild, Ben Wood

Modern Family meets Harriet the Spy in this hilarious and cheeky mystery series!

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Flapper VC

Flapper VC

Mark Wilson

FLAPPER, VC is based on the true story of an Australian carrier pigeon during World War II.

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Toffee Apple and Other Fun Songs + CD

Toffee Apple and Other Fun Songs + CD

Peter Combe, Danielle McDonald

Toffee apple, nice and licky, One for Judy, one for Nicky. Crunchy munchy, very sticky! Dont forget to clean your teeth! Sing along with THREE of Peter Combes fun songs: Toffee Apple, Newspaper Mama and Err Yuck!

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A Scare of a Dare

A Scare of a Dare

Zack Zombie

This series gives insight into the life of a 12-year-old Minecraft Zombie. Zack Zombie has to deal with the usual angst that comes from being a pre-teen zombie attending Minecraft Middle School. With the help of his human friend...

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Epic Fail Tales: #1 Snow Man and the Seven Ninjas

Epic Fail Tales: #1 Snow Man and the Seven Ninjas

Matt Cosgrove

Don't worry! This isn't the story of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs that has bored children for years. This disgusting and completely awesome retelling of the classic tale brings the story to life for a whole new generation of...

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Wipeout (Seven Signs Book 3)

Wipeout (Seven Signs Book 3)

Michael Adams

Exploding oil wells. Millions of cars out of control. Two DARE winners in mortal danger. After Andy and Dylan are caught in a fiery explosion, Zander, JJ, Yasmin, Mila and Isabel realise their only chance to stop the next attack...

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Vet Academy: Are You Ready for the Challenge?

Vet Academy: Are You Ready for the Challenge?

Steve Martin, Angela Keoghan

Are You Ready for the Challenge? So you really love animals...what would it really be like to be a vet and work with animals every day? Let's find out if you have what it takes...Start learning the basics required to become a vet...

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The Great Shelby Holmes: Girl Detective

The Great Shelby Holmes: Girl Detective

Elizabeth Eulberg, Matt Robertson

Nine-year-old Shelby Holmes, the best detective in her Harlem neighborhood, and her new easy-going friend from downstairs, eleven-year-old John Watson, become partners in a dog-napping case.

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Neon Leon

Neon Leon

Britta Teckentrup

Everyone knows that chameleons are the best at fitting in. But not Leon. Leon is neon! In fact, he's SO bright that he keeps all the other chameleons awake at night. But poor Leon is lonely, so he goes off in search of somewhere...

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What Not to Do If You Turn Invisible

What Not to Do If You Turn Invisible

Ross Welford

From the author of the unforgettable bestseller Time Travelling With a Hamster comes another surprising, beautiful and funny novel about a child who, by disappearing, will write herself into your heart forever...

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The Spider's Lair

The Spider’s Lair

Guy Bass, Pete Williamson

Arabella lands in the dreaded orphanage, and discovers a monstrous spider is feeding on orphans' souls. Stitch Head must help rescue her, but he finds himself caught up in the spider's web of intrigue with no chance of escape...

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Nightlights

Nightlights

Lorena Alvarez Gomez

A beautiful, mysterious graphic novel about fear, insecurity and creativity, from the enchating imagination of Lorena Alvarez Gomez.

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Ms. Rapscott's Girls

Ms. Rapscott’s Girls

Elise Primavera

Nestled inside a lighthouse, Great Rapscott School for the Daughters of Busy Parents takes its motto from Amelia Earhart: Adventure is worthwhile in itself. Headmistress extraordinaire Ms. Rapscott couldn't agree more. But her...

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 Special priceWitches of Benevento: Mischief Season

Witches of Benevento: Mischief Season

John Bemelmans Marciano, Sophie Blackall

The stories in the Witches of Benevento series take place in the 1820s and feature five children, two of whom are twins. Five cousins - Primo, Emilio, Rosa, Maria Beppina, and Sergio - share adventures and narrow escapes, and...

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100 Women Who Made History: Meet the Women Who Changed the World

100 Women Who Made History: Meet the Women Who Changed the World

DK

If you thought that it was a man's world, think again! 100 Women Who Made History is the exciting story of the women who changed the world, from Anne Frank to J.K. Rowling.

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Coding Projects with Scratch Made Easy

Coding Projects with Scratch Made Easy

DK

Download Scratch and learn to code with this fun, fill-in workbook for new coders. Scratch is quick and easy-to-use, especially for kids who have no experience. Computer programming is a powerful tool for children to learn and is...

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Be Brave Little Penguin

Be Brave Little Penguin

Giles Andreae, Guy Parker-Rees

A feel-good, rhyming story about a little penguin who learns to overcome his fears, from the creative duo behind the bestselling Giraffes Can't Dance.

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The House That Flew Away

The House That Flew Away

Davide Cali, Catarina Sobral

Getting home after a long day's work to find your house flying off - now there's an upsetting situation. What can you do? Who should you ask for help? This story is about that rare phenomenon: a house that takes a notion to take...

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The Story of Australia

The Story of Australia

Robert Lewis

Produced in partnership with the National Museum of Australia, The Story of Australia is an accessible, essential history resource for every home How did Australia's earliest human inhabitants reach the island continent? Which...

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The Wildings: The Hundred Names of Darkness

The Wildings: The Hundred Names of Darkness

Nilanjana Roy

The Nizamuddin cat clan are licking their wounds, slowly recovering after their terrible battle with the ferals from The Shuttered House. But soon they find their beloved Delhi neighbourhood is changing around them, and they...

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The Wildings

The Wildings

Nilanjana Roy, Prabha Mallya

Something is stirring in the heart of Old Delhi...Prowling, hunting and fighting amidst the crumbling ruins of one of Delhi's oldest neighbourhoods, are the proud Wildings. These feral cats fear no one, go where they want and do...

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Ruby Red Shoes Goes to London

Ruby Red Shoes Goes to London

Kate Knapp

The third book in the best-selling Ruby Red Shoes series Ruby and her grandmother love to travel and now they are in London, the home of red buses, red telephone boxes and red letter boxes. No wonder Ruby's red shoes feel...

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Frazzled

Frazzled

Booki Vivat

If you ask me, the worst part about middle school is the fact that it is MIDDLE school. Nothing good happens in the Middles, and since middle school is the middle of all Middles.

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Operation Rhino

Operation Rhino

Lauren St. John, David Dean

The fifth African adventure in Lauren St John's bestselling THE WHITE GIRAFFE series.

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Furthermore

Furthermore

Tahereh Mafi

Twelve-year-old Alice Queensmeadow, with the help of her friend Oliver, travels through the dangerous, magical land of Furthermore in order to rescue her missing father and prove her own magical abilities --

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Animasaurus: Incredible Animals That Roamed the Earth

Animasaurus: Incredible Animals That Roamed the Earth

Tracey Turner, Harriet Russell

Did you know: A shark as long as a bus roamed the oceans? Hamsters with horns once burrowed the Earth? Giant armadillos grew to the size of a family car? Find out about the fascinating prehistoric beasts that once walked, swam and...

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 Special priceThe All Powerful Ring: Witches of Benevento

The All Powerful Ring: Witches of Benevento

John Bemelmans Marciano, Sophie Blackall

The stories in the Witches of Benevento series take place in the 1820s and feature five children, two of whom are twins. Book 2: When Primo catches a fish in the river and finds a ring inside, he believes the ring will provide...

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Hello Little Babies

Hello Little Babies

Alison Lester

From the bestselling author of Kissed by the Moon and Imagine comes a book to be cherished by children and parents everywhere. 

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The Treasure of the Sea: A Geronimo Stilton Adventure (Thea Stilton: Special Edition #5)

The Treasure of the Sea: A Geronimo Stilton Adventure (Thea Stilton: Special Edition #5)

Thea Stilton

Thea Stilton and the Thea Sisters are needed to help Aquamarina, the magical land of the ocean!

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The Five Realms: The Legend of Podkin One-Ear

The Five Realms: The Legend of Podkin One-Ear

Kieran Larwood

A thick white blanket covers the wide slopes of the band of hills known as the Razorback Downs. Podkin is the son of a warrior chieftain. He knows that one day it will be up to him to lead his warren and guard it in times of...

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