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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 FINAL shocking, heart-wrenching book in the 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 reviewLone City: The Jewel

Lone City: 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

Why? Encyclopedia

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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The Little Factory of Illustration

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

I Spy a Great Reader: How to Unlock the Literacy 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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I am Juliet

I am Juliet

Jackie French

The world's most famous love story told by one of Australia's most respected authors. This is the well - known story of Juliet Capulet and her love for Romeo.

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Incomplete Book of Dragons

Incomplete Book of Dragons

Cressida Cowell

How to Train Your Dragon's Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third tells us everything you need to know about dragons...

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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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 Read reviewThe Giver Quartet

The Giver Quartet

Lois Lowry

Lowry's groundbreaking dystopian series comes alive with this first-ever single-volume collection that includes unabridged editions of the Newbery Medal-winning The Giver along with the companion novels Gathering Blue,...

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Computer Coding for Kids

Computer Coding for Kids

Carol Vorderman

Computer coding is firmly back on the agenda as a key skill for children to start learning. Avoiding computer jargon, this book guides children through creating computer programs starting with the very basics. It is suitable for...

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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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All about Everything: The Ultimate Fact-Packed Almanac

All about Everything: The Ultimate Fact-Packed Almanac

Alexandra Beeden

Containing a diverse mix of topics, from dinosaurs and animals to history and space, this illustrated collection of information is presented in a colorful, kid-friendly style with lively, informative text including quizzes and...

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Slaves of Socorro

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 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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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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The Invaders

The Invaders

John Flanagan

Hal and the Herons have done the impossible. This group of outsiders has beaten out the strongest, most skilled young warriors in all of Skandia to win the Brotherband competition. But their celebration comes to an abrupt end when...

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 Read reviewPopular: Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek (A Memoir)

Popular: Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek (A Memoir)

Maya Van Wagenen

Stuck at the bottom of the social ladder at 'pretty much the lowest level of people at school who aren't paid to be here,' Maya Van Wagenen decided to begin a unique social experiment: spend the school year following a 1950s...

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 Read reviewThe Mechanomancers

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 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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 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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The Third Wheel - Diary of a Wimpy Kid

The Third Wheel - Diary of a Wimpy Kid

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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Dead End in Norvelt

Dead End in Norvelt

Jack Gantos

Jack's summer has hit a dead end ...After being 'grounded for life', Jack is facing a summer of doing nothing. He might crash in his Dad's homemade plane, or catch the disease that makes you dance yourself to death, or fall foul...

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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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 Read reviewOphelia and the Marvellous Boy

Ophelia and the Marvellous Boy

Karen Foxlee

Eleven-year-old Ophelia might not be brave, but she certainly is curious. Her family is still reeling from her mother's death, and in a bid to cheer everyone up, her father has taken a job at an enormous gothic museum in a city...

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 Read reviewRuby Red Shoes Goes to Paris

Ruby Red Shoes Goes to Paris

Kate Knapp

SHORTLISTED FOR THE READINGS CHILDREN'S BOOK PRIZE 2014 Ruby and her grandmother Babushka are off to Paris for a holiday! When they arrive they go and meet Babushka's brother, Monsieur Gaspar...

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Dads: A Field Guide

Dads: A Field Guide

Justin Ractliffe, Cathie Glassby

Get reading! 50 books you can't put down --Cover.

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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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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

A Very Unusual Pursuit

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 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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 Read reviewWhere Things Come Back

Where Things Come Back

John Corey Whaley

Just when 17-year-old Cullen Witter thinks he understands everything about his small and painfully dull Arkansas town, it all disappears. Tinged with melancholy and regret, comedy and absurdity, this novel finds wonder in the...

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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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 Read reviewGood Night, Sleep Tight

Good Night, Sleep Tight

Mem Fox, Judy Horacek

Another perfect picture book from the creators of the best-selling Where Is the Green Sheep? Bonnie and Ben have a favourite babysitter whose much-loved nursery rhymes ensure a wonderful whimsical world before bedtime.

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The Ghost Bride

The Ghost Bride

Yangsze Choo

Seventeen-year-old Li Lan lives in 1890s Malaya with her quietly-ruined father, who returns one evening with a proposition - the fabulously wealthy Lim family want Li Lan to marry their son. The only problem is, he's dead.

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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 reviewThe Children of the King

The Children of the King

Sonya Hartnett

Three children have been sent to live in the countryside, safe from the war in London. When they find two boys hiding in a castle, the past and future come together to make an extraordinary adventure. A hauntingly beautiful story...

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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

Thrilling, romantic and in turns heart-warming and heartbreaking, Jepp is a highly original and unforgettable story about one young mans struggle to escape his destiny. Based on the resl 17th centuary historical figure, Jepp's...

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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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 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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When We Were Two

When We Were Two

Robert Newton

Dan has had it with his Dad. He's not going to take the abuse anymore. He's sixteen, old enough to leave; maybe he'll find his long-lost mother in the process. What Dan doesn't count on is being followed by his younger brother...

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Star Wars - the Jedi Path: A Manual for Students of the Force

Star Wars - the Jedi Path: A Manual for Students of the Force

Daniel Wallace

Box Set with Hardcover Book perfect for Star Wars fans of all
ages.
With the press of a button, the doors of the protective vault
slide open in a wash of light and sound. The inner platform rises,
revealing The Jedi...

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The Third Door

The Third Door

Emily Rodda

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

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The Word Spy Activity Book

The Word Spy Activity Book

Ursula Dubosarsky, Tohby Riddle

Dear Readers, I'm back again with a brand new book. Yes, it's The Word Spy Activity Book! You might have read The Word Spy and The Return of the Word Spy. This one is different because now YOU get to write and draw in it as well.

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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 reviewLights, Camera, Action Hero!

Lights, Camera, Action Hero!

H.J. Harper

When Jay is invited to audition for his favourite director, he is overjoyed. But things are not as they seem. Could director Ben Beaumont really be asking Jay to lead a team of kids in a battle against evil? Jay has his doubts,...

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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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Cabin Fever: Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Cabin Fever: Diary of a Wimpy Kid

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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Monkey Business

Monkey Business

H.J. Harper, Nahum Ziersch

Leigh Faunus the animancer stars in ...Monkey Business! Le Nice Pets' is all the rage among the rich and famous - Aunt Petunia promises to turn your misbehaving pets into perfect angels. But Leigh suspects something's not right,...

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A Forest

A Forest

Marc Martin

There once was a forest ... So begins this timeless and touching story of renewal from one of Australia's most talented new picture-book creators.

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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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Box Office Smash

Box Office Smash

H.J. Harper, Nahum Ziersch

The Star League are at the premiere for one of their films, but the occasion turns disastrous when Professor Pestilence's henchmen kidnap Ben Beaumont. Before the Star League can act, six mysterious figures show up and challenge...

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 Read reviewRobot Reboot

Robot Reboot

H.J. Harper, Nahum Ziersch

S.A.M. the robot stars in ...Robot Reboot! Sam is one of the smartest kids on earth, but there are a lot of things he doesn't quite get. When Sam gets to be too much of a know-it-all for his friends, he accepts a mysterious offer...

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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 reviewFighting For Freedom

Fighting For Freedom

Cassy Liberman, Lucy Desbordes

Cassy Liberman's biography Fighting for Freedom - penned for children - is an introduction to the life of Nancy Wake, recognised globally as a heroine of World War II. It describes her courage within the Resistance, but also tells...

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 Read reviewThe Family Hour in Australia

The 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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 Read reviewRosie Revere, Engineer

Rosie Revere, Engineer

Andrea Beaty, David Roberts

Rosie may seem quiet during the day, but at night she's a brilliant who dreams of becoming a great engineer. When her Great, Great Aunt Rose (Rosie the Riveter) comes for a visit and mentions her one unfinished goal--to fly--Rosie...

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 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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Too Many Elephants in This House

Too Many Elephants in This House

Ursula Dubosarsky, Andrew Joyner

In Eric's house there were too many elephants - in the living room, in the kitchen, in the bathroom, even in his bedroom! The elephants take up a lot of space, but Eric loves every one of them. So when his mum says they have to...

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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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The Frank Show

The Frank Show

David Mackintosh

There's more to Frank than meets the eye... A quirky, witty and utterly brilliant new picture book from the creator of Marshall Armstrong is New to our School.

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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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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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Curse of the Werewolf

Curse of the Werewolf

H.J. Harper

Connor's having trouble fitting in with the rest of the Star League, and when the group suspects a werewolf might be behind a savage attack, it only makes matters worse. As they search for the attacker's trail, they discover that...

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The Ninja Code

The Ninja Code

H.J. Harper, Nahum Ziersch

Asuka is finding the constant attention of being a movie star a real drain. So when all the ninja clans are called to a secret location, Asuka welcomes the chance to relax with her fellow ninjas out of the way of prying eyes. But...

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Raising the Dead

Raising the Dead

H.J. Harper

Things have been great for Roger since joining the Star League - he's got to fight a lot of bad guys and pull a lot of pranks in the process. But when a thousand-year-old mummy steals the formulas for his magic potions, it's no...

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Alex and the Watermelon Boat

Alex and the Watermelon Boat

Chris McKimmie

Set during a time of floods, this evocative and stunningly beautiful picture book recreates the scary, surreal atmosphere of the floods with a unique child's-eye perspective.

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Small Change for Stuart

Lissa Evans

Stuart Horten - ten years old and small for his age - moves to the dreary town of Beeton, far away from all his friends. And then he meets his new next-door neighbours, the unbearable Kingley triplets, and things get even worse....

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The Final Cut

The Final Cut

H.J. Harper, Nahum Ziersch

The Star League are defenceless when the Shadow Six use the Shadow Shards to steal their powers. The team must retrieve these shards in order to get their talents back, but not before they uncover the real identity of their...

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 Read reviewThe Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories

The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories

Dr. Seuss

It's the literary equivalent of buried treasure - seven newly-discovered stories by Dr. Seuss! The first new Seuss stories to emerge since 1990!

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Found: The Art of Recycling

Lisa Holzl

A beautiful non-fiction book which aims to inspire children to think about art made from recycled material. Readers will learn about the motivations of the various artists who create collages, sculptures and kinetic artworks from...

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 Read reviewAsh Mistry and the Savage Fortress

Ash Mistry and the Savage Fortress

Sarwat Chadda

Breathtaking action adventure for 8 to 12-year-olds. Ash Mistry, reluctant hero, faces ancient demons... and comes into an astonishing, magical inheritance.

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The Magnificent Tree

The Magnificent Tree

Nick Bland, Stephen Michael King

'What we need is a tree!' said Bonny. 'I completely agree,' said Pop. Bonny and Pop are bursting with ideas. Pop's ideas are big and brave and Bonny's ideas are simple and clever. When they decide to make something that will...

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 Read reviewThe Red Wheelbarrow

The Red Wheelbarrow

Briony Stewart

From award-winning author/illustrator Briony Stewart comes an endearing picture book celebrating the joys of childhood and everyday life. With nothing but a paper bag full of lollies and a much-loved blanket, two sisters and a...

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Little Miss Bronte: Jane Eyre

Little Miss Bronte: Jane Eyre

Jennifer Adams, Alison Oliver

With the perennial popularity of classic writers like Charlotte BrontE and Lewis Carroll, Baby Lit(TM) is a fashionable way to introduce your toddler to the world of classic literature. With clever, simple text by Jennifer Adams,...

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