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Louise Loves Art

Louise Loves Art

Kelly Light

After drawing a picture of her cat, a young girl searches for the perfect place to hang her masterpiece.

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Percy Jackson and the Greek Gods

Percy Jackson and the Greek Gods

Rick Riordan

In this whirlwind tour of Greek mythology, Percy Jackson gives his personal take on the gods and goddesses of Ancient Greece - and reveals the truth about how they came to rule the world.

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The Dying of the Light

The Dying of the Light

Derek Landy

The ninth book in the original, jaw-droppingly stupendous Skulduggery Pleasant series. Valkerie. Darquesse. Stephanie. The world ain't big enough for the three of them. The end will come...

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To This Day

To This Day

Shane Koyczan

I'm not the only kid who grew up this way surrounded by people who used to say that rhyme about sticks and stones as if broken bones hurt more than the names we got called.

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Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Changed the World

Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Changed the World

Malala Yousafzai, Patricia McCormick

Written by Malala for her peers, this is a brand new look at the girl behind the Nobel Prize-winning icon. *Young Reader's Edition*

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Sisters

Sisters

Raina Telgemeier

Raina can't wait to be a big sister, but once Amara is born she realizes things won't be quite what she had expected. Despite Amara's cuteness, she is a cranky, grouchy baby. Their relationship doesn't improve much over the years...

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 Read reviewFalling into Place

Falling into Place

Amy Zhang

One cold fall day, high school junior Liz Emerson steers her car into a tree.

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 Read reviewThe Lone City 1: The Jewel

The Lone City 1: The Jewel

Amy Ewing

Violet Lasting is no longer a human being. Tomorrow she becomes Lot 197, auctioned to the highest royal bidder in the Jewel of the Lone City. Tomorrow she becomes the Surrogate of the House of the Lake, her sole purpose to produce...

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Why? Encyclopedia: Brilliant Answers to Baffling Questions

Why? Encyclopedia: Brilliant Answers to Baffling Questions

DK

From space and earth to people and nature, this volume is packed with colourful 3D images to engage kids and help them understand the answer to their questions.

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Little Factory of Illustration

Little Factory of Illustration

Florie Saint-Val, Sarah Ardizzone

This beautiful book invites readers to join the Artful Sketcher on an exclusive tour of one of the most creative factories they'll ever know: the Little Factory of Potential Illustration. The factory is full of eccentric artists...

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 Read reviewAs Red As Blood

As Red As Blood

Salla Simukka

Seventeen-year-old Lumikki Andersson is hardly your average teenager. She lives by herself in the city of Tampere, Finland, and has a firm rule to mind nobody's business but her own. But that rule is put to the test when she...

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 Read reviewJamie Reign The Hidden Dragon

Jamie Reign The Hidden Dragon

P.J. Tierney

This is the series for every young boy who has dreamt of living on a boat, having extraordinary adventures - and discovering he is totally awesome at kung fu! This thrilling sequel to The Last Spirit Warrior sees Jamie...

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 Read reviewAre You Seeing Me?

Are You Seeing Me?

Darren Groth

In this novel, twins Justine and Perry have left their home in Australia and embarked on the road trip of a lifetime in the Pacific Northwest.

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 Read reviewPlenty

Plenty

Ananda Braxton-Smith

Maddy Frank has always lived in Jermyn Street.But now her mum and dad are making her move from the city, far away to some place called Plenty. How will Maddy survive without everything and everyone she knows? But what about her...

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 Read reviewGaston

Gaston

Kelly DiPucchio, Christian Robinson

A bulldog and a poodle learn that family is about love, not appearances.

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I Spy a Great Reader: How to Unlock the Literary Secret and Get Your Child Hooked on Books

I Spy a Great Reader: How to Unlock the Literary Secret and Get Your Child Hooked on Books

Jackie French

Australian Children's Laureate, book lover and dyslexia sufferer Jackie French gives a wonderful insight into how you can help your child discover a world of books. Does your child love books, but can't stay still long enough to...

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 Read reviewOne Minute's Silence

One Minute’s Silence

David Metzenthen, Michael Camilleri

A moving and powerful story about the meaning of Remembrance Day, drawing on the ANZAC and Turkish battle at Gallipoli. In the silence that follows a war long gone, you can see what the soldiers saw, you can feel what the soldiers...

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 Read reviewMore Than This

More Than This

Patrick Ness

A boy called Seth drowns, desperate and alone in his final moments, losing his life as the pounding sea claims him. But then he wakes. He is naked, thirsty, starving. But alive. How is that possible? He remembers dying, his bones...

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Emu

Emu

Claire Saxby, Graham Byrne

An exciting new addition to the narrative non-fiction series Nature Stories, about emus. Ages 5+.

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Walk Tall

Walk Tall

Warwick Green

Walk Tall is a special younger readers' edition of the Jim Stynes autobiography My Journey, adapted by Warwick Green. Part football autobiography and part coming-of-age story, Walk Tall is an inspirational and unforgettable...

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The Big Book of Old Tom

The Big Book of Old Tom

Leigh Hobbs

Five adventures of Leigh Hobbs' much loved characters, Old Tom and Angela Throgmorton, in one delightful collection.

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 Read reviewFiggy in the World

Figgy in the World

Tamsin Janu

Figgy has two problems. One is her name. Nobody in Ghana has that name. The other is that her grandmother is ill and needs special medicine. Figgy cant do much about her name, but she can do something for Grandma Ama.

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Sam's Sandwich

Sam’s Sandwich

Mr. David Pelham

When Samantha wants a really special sandwich, her brother Sam offers to make her an unforgettable treat, filled with everything she wants... and a few not-so-delicious extras. This sandwich-shaped book lets you unfold the...

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 Read reviewLoyal Creatures

Loyal Creatures

Morris Gleitzman

In 2014 Morris Gleitzman promises to captivate his fans yet again with another heart-rending and compelling novel set in wartime. Once, Then, After and Now took us inside young people in World War Two. Loyal Creatures is the story...

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Meet... Douglas Mawson

Meet… Douglas Mawson

Mike Dumbleton, Snip Green

This picture book series is about the extraordinary men and women who have shaped Australia's history, including the great Antarctic explorer, Sir Douglas Mawson. Douglas Mawson led the first Australian expedition to the...

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Kelsey and the Quest of the Porcelain Doll

Kelsey and the Quest of the Porcelain Doll

Rosanne Hawke

A beautifully written story of love, adversity and adventure from award-winning author Rosanne Hawke. When eight-year-old Kelsey goes to Pakistan so her mum and dad can help flood victims, she's miserable. It means missing out on...

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Machine Wars

Machine Wars

Michael Pryor

The Bourne Identity meets The Terminator in this fast-paced technothriller for boys aged 10 to 14.

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Brotherband 4: Slaves of Socorro

Brotherband 4: Slaves of Socorro

John Flanagan

When Hal and the Heron brotherband become the Araluan duty ship, they're excited at the challenges ahead. But an enemy from their past returns, causing the Herons to be thrown into a dangerous new quest to free captured Araluans...

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 Read reviewMy Heart is Laughing

My Heart is Laughing

Rose Lagercrantz, Eva Eriksson

Dani's been trying her best to stay happy ever since her best friend Ella moved away. But some girlsarecruel to her . . It would all be okay if only Ella would move back. From the author of the critically acclaimed My Happy Life.

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In Your Dreams

In Your Dreams

Sally Morgan, Bronwyn Bancroft

Susie is supposed to write about what she wants to be when she grows up. But she doesn't have a clue! When she has a series of puzzling dreams, Gran encourages her to think about their deeper meaning and Susie soon finds she knows...

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Mini Me Melbourne

Mini Me Melbourne

Explore Australia

A fun-filled guide to exploring Melbourne with children, aged 0-5 years old.

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 Read reviewRivertime

Rivertime

Trace Balla

A gentle and beautiful book about slowing down and growing up, set on Australia's Glenelg River and featuring a ten-year-old boy and his uncle. Ages 8-12.

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 Read reviewThe Adventures of Sir Roderick, The Not-Very Brave

The Adventures of Sir Roderick, The Not-Very Brave

James O'Loghlin

Roderick doesn't want to be the knight who has to protect the kingdom! Isn't there someone else who can do it?

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 Read reviewCrystal Bay: Quincy Jordan Book 1

Crystal Bay: Quincy Jordan Book 1

Jen Storer

Quincy Jordan doesn't want to meet her hippie cousins and go to school in Crystal Bay. Her life in Sydney is perfect. There's no way that Quincy is going to be 'Crystallised' -- that is until her cousin Esme, the school musical...

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 Read reviewFangirl

Fangirl

Rainbow Rowell

Cath and Wren are identical twins, and until recently they did absolutely everything together. Now they're off to university and Wren's decided she doesn't want to be one half of a pair any more - she wants to dance, meet boys, go...

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 Read reviewTwo Wolves

Two Wolves

Tristan Bancks

Gripping and unpredictable, with a hero you won't forget.' - John Boyne, author of The Boy in The Striped Pyjamas An old man tells his grandson that there is a battle raging inside him, inside all of us. A terrible battle between...

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 Read reviewThe Firebird Mystery: A Jack Mason Adventure

The Firebird Mystery: A Jack Mason Adventure

Darrell Pitt

With all its twists and turns and helter-skelter action, The Firebird Mystery is an addictive story and a spellbinding homage to the world of Victorian literature that will appeal to readers of all ages.

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Playground Detectives

Playground Detectives

Sally Rippin, Aki Fukuoka

Billie and the Secret Mystery Club have a new case to solve. Who has put leaves in Lola's sandwich? It's a real mystery. Soon everyone suspects Benny, but could they have the wrong kid? It's up to the SMC to find the real...

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 Read reviewThe Impossible Knife Of Memory

The Impossible Knife Of Memory

Laurie Halse Anderson

For the past five years Hayley Kincain and her father, Andy, have been on the road, never staying long in one place as he struggles to escape the demons that have tortured him since his return from Iraq. Now they are back in...

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Brotherband 2: The Invaders

Brotherband 2: The Invaders

John Flanagan

Hal and the Heron brotherband are on the trail of Zavac and his precious cargo. Will they be able to find the pirates when the weather clears? And when they do, how can they possibly beat the mighty Raven and its crew of vicious...

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 Read reviewBureau of Mysteries 2: The Mechanomancers

Bureau of Mysteries 2: The Mechanomancers

H.J. Harper, Nahum Ziersch

Obscuria is in trouble! Join the Bureau of Mysteries as they puzzle their way out of a Mechanomancer disaster. George and Imp are back, this time alongside the adventurer Lord Periwinkle Tinkerton and his moody assistant,...

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 Read reviewSong for a Scarlet Runner

Song for a Scarlet Runner

Julie Hunt

WINNER OF THE READINGS CHILDREN'S BOOK PRIZE 2014 Peat is on the run - forced to flee for her life when she's blamed for bringing bad luck to her village. She heads for the endless marshes,...

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 Read reviewBumble-Ardy

Bumble-Ardy

Maurice Sendak

A brand-new picture book from the creator of WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE!

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 Read reviewPandora Jones: Admission

Pandora Jones: Admission

Barry Jonsberg

Pandora Jones wakes in a changed world at The School - a sanctuary for survivors of a plague pandemic. Haunted by terrible dreams, surrounded by traumatic events, Pandora must trust her instincts if she is to stay safe. And her...

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 Read reviewEvery Breath

Every Breath

Ellie Marney

What if Sherlock Holmes was the boy next door? A smart, sexy, thriller for teenagers. 'Quirky and real, fast-paced and full of great characters...I was hooked from the first page.' - Cath Crowley

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A Bus Called Heaven

A Bus Called Heaven

Bob Graham

One morning it appeared, out of nowhere, sitting right outside Stella's house - a broken, old bus. On the front of it, held up with packing tape, is a hand-painted sign that says, Heaven . How did it get there? Everyone...

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 Read reviewGhost Club 1: The New Kid

Ghost Club 1: The New Kid

Deborah Abela

A slightly spooky but mostly funny series about the mischief ghosts can make - and the kids who take care of the mess.Angeline and Edgar might be kids, but they're also two of Ghost Club's youngest ghost - catchers. Got a...

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 Read reviewLooking for Alibrandi: Australian Children's Classics

Looking for Alibrandi: Australian Children’s Classics

Melina Marchetta

A third generation Italian/Australian girl tells the story of her final school years and how she comes to terms with her family, her culture and her sexuality. Author's 1st novel

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 Read reviewBureau of Mysteries

Bureau of Mysteries

H.J. Harper, Nahum Ziersch

In the bustling city of Little Obscurity, George Feather lives a fairly uneventful life. That is, until he falls down a chimney and discovers the Bureau of Mysteries, an eccentric group of investigators and codebreakers who live...

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 Read reviewTiny: The Invisible World of Microbes

Tiny: The Invisible World of Microbes

Nicola Davies, Emily Sutton

There are living things so tiny millions could fit on a dot. They are vital for life on earth, and do all sorts of things - from giving us a cold and making yoghurt to wearing down mountains and helping to make the air we breathe....

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The Third Wheel: Diary of a Wimpy Kid (BK7)

The Third Wheel: Diary of a Wimpy Kid (BK7)

Jeff Kinney

In The Third Wheel, love is in the air - but what does that mean for Greg Heffley? A Valentine's Day dance at Greg's middle school has turned his world upside down. As Greg scrambles to find a date, he's worried he'll be left out...

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 Read reviewA Very Good Idea: The Tinklers Three Book 1

A Very Good Idea: The Tinklers Three Book 1

Meredith Badger

Marcus and Mila Tinkler are VERY good at climbing. But can they go from their house to the town clock tower without once touching the ground? It will probably be hard. It will probably be dangerous. And almost certainly dirty....

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Dead End in Norvelt

Dead End in Norvelt

Jack Gantos

Jack's summer has hit a dead end . . . Old people seem to be dying faster than Miss Volker can write their obituaries, and Jack is starting to worry that it might not just be the rats that are eating the rat poison . .

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When We Wake

When We Wake

Karen Healey

A gripping, human story set against the backdrop of a chillingly plausible future here.' - Sean Williams. 'A stirring and century - spanning adventure story that vividly shows how the future is created by our mistakes, our...

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 Read reviewGirl Defective

Girl Defective

Simmone Howell

It's summer in St Kilda. Fifteen-year-old Sky is looking forward to great records and nefarious activities with Nancy, her older, wilder friend. Her brother - Super Agent Gully - is on a mission to unmask the degenerate who...

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 Read reviewNine Open Arms

Nine Open Arms

Benny Lindelauf, John Nieuwenhuizen

An intriguing novel with a classic feel, featuring three vividly alive young sisters, an eccentric family struggling against the odds, and the slowly revealed story of a house with a past.

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The LEGO (R) Ideas Book: You Can Build Anything!

The LEGO ® Ideas Book: You Can Build Anything!

DK, Daniel Lipkowitz

Includes tips on how to make jet planes reach new heights, create fantastic fortresses, swing through lush jungles, have fun on the farm and send space shuttles out of this world! This book is divided into six themed chapters -...

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 Read reviewFire

Fire

Jackie French, Bruce Whatley

Inspired by the bushfires that have affected many Australians, Fire is a moving and sensitive story of a natural disaster as seen through the eyes of a cockatoo. The fire mercilessly engulfs homes and land, leaving a devastating...

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 Read reviewRuby Red Shoes Goes to Paris

Ruby Red Shoes Goes to Paris

Kate Knapp

A modern-day Little Grey Rabbit for little girls everywhere

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Timmy Failure Book 1: Mistakes Were Made

Timmy Failure Book 1: Mistakes Were Made

Stephan Pastis

Take eleven-year-old Timmy Failure - the clueless, comically self-confident CEO of the best detective agency in town, perhaps even the nation. Add his impressively lazy business partner, a very large polar bear named Total. Throw...

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 Read reviewWelcome to My Country

Welcome to My Country

Laklak Burarrwanga, Family

Laklak Burarrwanga and family invite you to their Country, centred on a beautiful beach in Arnhem Land. Its crystal waters are full of fish, turtle, crab and stingray, to hunt; the land behind has bush fruits, pandanus for...

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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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 Read reviewThe Silver Door

The Silver Door

Emily Rodda

Three magic Doors you here behold. Time to choose: Wood? Silver? Gold? Listen to your inner voice, And you will make the wisest choice. Rye is willing to risk everything to save his brothers, lost in the terrifying world beyond...

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The Big Adventure

The Big Adventure

Sally Rippin

Jack loves camping! Sleeping in a tent, toasting marshmallows and especially going on adventures. But will one of his adventures take him a little further than he planned?

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The Golden Door

The Golden Door

Emily Rodda

The first title of a stirring fantasy trilogy from the internationally bestselling author of Dragons of Deltora.

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Lulu Bell and the Sea Turtle

Lulu Bell and the Sea Turtle

Belinda Murrell

Lulu Bell and her family set off on an Australian adventure at an Aboriginal community, and Lulu has one thing she would really like to see.

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A Very Unusual Pursuit: City of Orphans

A Very Unusual Pursuit: City of Orphans

Catherine Jinks

A clever adventure with feisty characters, set in a time where science clashes with superstition and monsters lurk in chimneys. Birdie, the singing bogler's apprentice, will win your heart in this fantastic beginning to an...

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 Read reviewThe Children of Green Knowe Collection

The Children of Green Knowe Collection

Lucy M. Boston

Children of Green Know Tolly's great grandmother isn't a witch, but both she and her old house, Green Knowe, are full of a very special kind of magic. There are other children in the house - children who were happy there centuries...

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 Special price Read reviewThe Fault In Our Stars

The Fault In Our Stars

John Green

Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly...

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 Read reviewRu Dreaming

Ru Dreaming

Amy Han

In this charming story about friendship, love and recognising what matters most, the author reminds readers that 'being cool' is mostly about being yourself.

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 Read reviewI Want My Hat Back

I Want My Hat Back

Jon Klassen

A picture-book delight by a rising talent tells a cumulative tale with a mischievous twist. The bear's hat is gone, and he wants it back. Patiently and politely, he asks the animals he comes across, one by one, whether they...

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Australia: A Three-Dimensional Expanding Country Guide

Australia: A Three-Dimensional Expanding Country Guide

Charlotte Trounce

Remember Australia for ever with this exquisite cut-paper guide.

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 Read reviewWhere Things Come Back

Where Things Come Back

John Corey Whaley

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 Read reviewWildlife

Wildlife

Fiona Wood

Boarding for a term in the wilderness, sixteen-year-old Sibylla expects the gruesome outdoor education program - but friendship complications, and love that goes wrong? They're extra-curricula.

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 Read reviewMy Life as an Alphabet

My Life as an Alphabet

Barry Jonsberg

Introducing Candice Phee: twelve years old, hilariously honest and a little ... odd. But she has a big heart, the very best of intentions and an unwavering determination to ensure everyone is happy. So she sets about trying to...

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The 39-Storey Treehouse

The 39-Storey Treehouse

Andy Griffiths, Terry Denton

Andy and Terry's amazing treehouse has 13 new levels including a non-erupting active volcano, an opera house, a baby-dinosaur petting zoo, Andy and Terry's Believe it or Else! museum, and a top secret 39th level that hasn't even...

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 Read reviewKissed by the Moon

Kissed by the Moon

Alison Lester

Part poem, part lullaby, this gentle story celebrates a baby's wonder at our beautiful world.

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 Read reviewEvery Day

Every Day

David Levithan

Every morning A wakes in a different person's body, in a different person's life, learning over the years to never get too attached, until he wakes up in the body of Justin and falls in love with Justin's girlfriend, Rhiannon.

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 Read reviewJepp, Who Defied the Stars

Jepp, Who Defied the Stars

Katherine Marsh

A thrilling historical epic with an unlikely teenage hero Who says fate is written in the stars? Set in sixteenth-century Europe, JEPP is the thrilling, romantic and in turns heart-warming and poignant story of a teenage...

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 Read reviewThe Girl Who Brought Mischief

The Girl Who Brought Mischief

Katrina Nannestad

SHORTLISTED FOR THE READINGS CHILDREN'S BOOK PRIZE 2014  When Inge Maria arrives on the tiny island of Bornholm in Denmark to live with her grandmother, she's not sure what to expect. Her...

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Just Doomed!

Just Doomed!

Andy Griffiths, Terry Denton

Do you often find yourself feeling that everything is about to go horribly, terribly and utterly wrong? Have you ever lost or destroyed a valuable item that didn't belong to you? Have you just accidentally enraged a very large and...

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 Special price Read reviewMoon Over Manifest

Moon Over Manifest

Clare Vanderpool

The winner of the 2011 Newbery Medal, Moon Over Manifest is a story of loss and redemption, powerful in its simplicity, featuring Abilene Tucker who, while searching for clues about her father's boyhood, uncovers the long-held...

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 Read reviewTwo Boys Kissing

Two Boys Kissing

David Levithan

A chorus of men who died of AIDS observes and yearns to help a cross-section of today's gay teens who navigate new love, long-term relationships, coming out, self-acceptance, and more in a society that has changed in many ways.

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Eight Keys

Eight Keys

Suzanne LaFleur

Eleven-year-old Elise feels stuck. Her school locker-buddy squashes her lunch and laughs at her, every day. She doesn't want to go to school - and her best friend Franklin just makes things worse. One day Elise discovers an...

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Best Book Day Ever! (so far)

Best Book Day Ever! (so far)

Liz Pichon

It's Book Week in Oakfield school and everyone is very excited. Including all the teachers, who are making costumes of their own. Mr Keen says there's an excellent prize on offer for best costumes worn on book day. So suddenly...

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When We Were Two

When We Were Two

Robert Newton

Dan had to go, He felt he had no choice, but leaving home was never going to be easy . . . Dan and his brother Eddie take off for the coast, in search of their lost mother, in search of a better life . . . but it's a long...

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 Read reviewTruly Tan

Truly Tan

Jen Storer, Claire Robertson

A hilarious series for fans of CLARICE BEAN and RUBY REDFORT. the funniest series for girls since CLARICE BEAN! Meet tan. She's funny. She's lively. She has the mind��

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Three Doors: #3 Third Door

Three Doors: #3 Third Door

Emily Rodda

Originally published: Parkside, S. Aust.: Omnibus Books, c2012.

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 Read reviewThe Whole of My World

The Whole of My World

Nicole Hayes

Desperate to escape her grieving father and harbouring her own terrible secret, Shelley disappears into the intoxicating world of AFL. Joining a motley crew of footy tragics - and, best of all, making friends with one of the star...

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 Read reviewThe One and Only Ivan

The One and Only Ivan

Katherine Applegate

Winner of the Newbery Medal 2013  Inspired by a true story, this is the beautifully written tale of how a mighty gorilla wins his freedom. A winning blend of humour and poignancy that will...

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 Read reviewThe Greatest Liar On Earth

The Greatest Liar On Earth

Mark Greenwood, Frane Lessac

There is not a stir or a whisper when Louis de Rougemont steps onto the stage to recount his astonishing experiences. It is the most amazing story a man ever lived to tell -- a breathtaking tale of catastrophe and miraculous...

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The Cutest Pet Ever

The Cutest Pet Ever

Sally Rippin

Billie has found the most adorable guinea pig in the pet shop. She is going to love it forever! If only she can convince her mum and dad...

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 Special priceSecret Garden: An Inky Treasure Hunt

Secret Garden: An Inky Treasure Hunt

Johanna Basford

This interactive activity book takes you on a ramble through a secret garden created in beautifully detailed pen-and-ink illustrations - all waiting to be brought to life through colouring. There are also bits of the garden that...

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 Read reviewEverybody Sees The Ants

Everybody Sees The Ants

A. S. King

A fresh take on coping with bullying - and taking control of your life - from a 2011 Printz Honor recipient.

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 Read reviewFairytales for Wilde Girls

Fairytales for Wilde Girls

Allyse Near

With a motley pack of possibly imaginary friends watching over her, Isola Wilde feels safe, loved. But even her protectors can't save her from the anguish of watching her mother's illness take over their house. 

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 Read reviewJane, the Fox and Me

Jane, the Fox and Me

Fanny Britt, Isabelle Arsenault

An emotionally truthful and visually stunning graphic novel about solace and redemption.

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Star Trek Federation: The First 150 Years

Star Trek Federation: The First 150 Years

David A. Goodman

An 'in universe' history of Star Trek, complete with excerpts from Starfleet records and intergalactic intelligence including James T Kirk's official biography and newly translated Klingon reports.

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Cabin Fever: Diary of a Wimpy Kid (BK6)

Cabin Fever: Diary of a Wimpy Kid (BK6)

Jeff Kinney

In Cabin Fever, the Heffley family is stuck indoors during a blizzard. But will they weather the storm? Cabin fever' refers to the claustrophobia Greg feels, as well as the broader theme of the book... that you're trapped by the...

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Tom Gates is Absolutely Fantastic (at some things)

Tom Gates is Absolutely Fantastic (at some things)

Liz Pichon

Exciting News! Mr Fullerman announces that class 5F are going on an 'Activity Break'! Which should be fun. As long as I don't get stuck in a group with anyone who snores or worse still with . . . . . . Marcus Meldrew.

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Genius Ideas (mostly)

Genius Ideas (mostly)

Liz Pichon

Seeing Delia without her sunglasses on is a BIG shock, but that's nothing compared with the surprise Dad has in store for me with his new found fitness regime. He says he's going to compete at my Sport's Day. Shame! Meanwhile...

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Truly Tan: Spooked!

Truly Tan: Spooked!

Jen Storer, Claire Robertson

Tan and the Chosen Few have another mystery on their hands...The 'stonies' (stone animal statues) around Peppercorn Valley have been mysteriously disappearing. But who would steal them? What could the thief want with a stone emu...

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 Read reviewOwl Know How

Owl Know How

Cat Rabbit, Isobel Knowles

When Cloud Town begins sinking into the trees, Cornelia Rabbit summons the other rabbits to build owls that can lift the town back into the sky.

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 Read reviewFamily Hour in Australia

Family Hour in Australia

Tai Snaith

Local artist Tai Snaith reinterprets the daily lives of 15 Australian native animals in her signature style with vibrant watercolour illustrations, a quirky sense of humour, references to mid-century modern design and curious,...

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Wonderstruck

Wonderstruck

Brian Selznick

Ben's story takes place in 1977 and is told in words. Rose's story in 1927 is told entirely in pictures. Ever since his mother died, Ben feels lost. At home with her father, Rose feels alone. When Ben finds a mysterious clue...

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 Read reviewSophie Scott Goes South

Sophie Scott Goes South

Alison Lester

Children's Laureate and much-loved picture-book creator Alison Lester travelled to Antarctica as an Antarctic Arts Fellow. Her alter ego, Sophie Scott, goes on the same adventure in a friendly, informative and beautifully...

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 Special price Read reviewJulius And The Watchmaker

Julius And The Watchmaker

Tim Hehir

Julius and the Watchmaker is a fabulous time-travel adventure set in Victorian London - mostly - with an array of colourful Dickensian characters, gyrofliers, carts of offal, sharp-toothed creatures called Grackacks, and the most...

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 Read reviewLiar & Spy

Liar & Spy

Rebecca Stead

Georges (the s is silent) has a lot going on. He's having trouble with some boys at school, his dad lost his job and so his mum has started working all the time - and they had to sell their house and move into an apartment. But...

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 Read reviewThe Four Seasons of Lucy McKenzie

The Four Seasons of Lucy McKenzie

Kirsty Murray

A gripping time-slip adventure set in a hidden valley. 11-year-old Lucy travels across the river of time to fight fires, battle floodwaters and discover the meaning of true friendship.

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 Read reviewYoo Hoo, Ladybird!

Yoo Hoo, Ladybird!

Mem Fox, Laura Ljungkvist

A charming hide-and-seek book from Mem Fox, illustrated by Laura Ljungkvist.

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After

After

Morris Gleitzman

In the fourth part of Felix's story, continuing his adventures in World War Two, he faces perhaps his greatest challenge - to find hope when he's lost almost everything, including his parents. As Europe goes through the final...

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 Read reviewMy Happy Life

My Happy Life

Rose Lagercrantz, Eva Eriksson

A sweet, funny illustrated chapter book about a young girl with a lot of optimism - even if sometimes life makes it hard to be happy.

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The Word Hunters: The War of the Word Hunters (Book 3)

The Word Hunters: The War of the Word Hunters (Book 3)

Nick Earls, Terry Whidborne

The final battle is coming, the grey-robes are armed and dangerous and ready for war. Lexi, Al and their friends are ready too - or as ready as they can be.

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 Read reviewAll the Truth That's in Me

All the Truth That’s in Me

Julie Berry

Four years ago, Judith and her best friend disappeared from their small town of Roswell Station. Two years later, only Judith returned, permanently mutilated, reviled and ignored by her friends and family. But when Roswell...

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 Read reviewThe Boy on the Wooden Box: How the Impossible Became Possible . . . on Schindler's List

The Boy on the Wooden Box: How the Impossible Became Possible … on Schindler’s List

Leon Leyson

A remarkable memoir of strength and bravery from Leon Leyson, one of the youngest children to survive the Holocaust on Oskar Schindler's list.

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Wonder

Wonder

R. J. Palacio

Auggie wants to be an ordinary ten-year-old. He does ordinary things - eating ice cream, playing on his Xbox. He feels ordinary - inside. But ordinary kids don't make other ordinary kids run away screaming in playgrounds. Ordinary...

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Ed and Ted and Ted's Dog Fred

Ed and Ted and Ted’s Dog Fred

Andy Griffiths, Terry Denton

When Ted's dog Fred bites Ed on the head, Ed sees red! A tale of fast cars, spills and thrills, and a whale called Ned. A rhyming story of mischief and mayhem that will delight everyone, especially beginner readers, accompanied by...

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Truly Tan: Jinxed!

Truly Tan: Jinxed!

Jen Storer, Claire Robertson

The funniest series for girls since Clarice Bean! Meet Tan. She′s funny. She′s lively. And she has the mind of a Great Detective.

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Sketches from a Nameless Land: The Art of The Arrival

Sketches from a Nameless Land: The Art of The Arrival

Shaun Tan

In SKETCHES FROM A NAMELESS LAND, author Shaun Tan explains the origins of his ideas, using examples from early research and concept sketches through to finished artwork. In tracing this evolution, he sheds light on the silent...

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 Read reviewSmall and Tall Tales of Extinct Animals

Small and Tall Tales of Extinct Animals

Damien Laverdunt, Helene Rajcak, Jen Craddock, Cecile Colin, Luc Vives

A fascinating journey around the world of extinct animals, combining cartoons with naturalist drawings, and mythology with science. Richly illustrated for children.

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