May titles for schools & libraries (junior)

Squishy Taylor and the Silver Suitcase (Book 7)

Squishy Taylor and the Silver Suitcase (Book 7)

Ailsa Wild, Ben Wood

A hilarious junior fiction book series from Australian author Ailsa Wild about solving mysteries, blending families and leaping to conclusions quicker than a ninja-gazelle!

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My Australian Story: Our Race for Reconciliation

My Australian Story: Our Race for Reconciliation

Anita Heiss

Mel Gordon loves running, and watching Seinfeld, but mostly she loves Cathy Freeman. It's 2000 and the Olympics are going to be held in Australia. In a year of surprises, Mel finds out that Cathy Freeman is coming to talk to her...

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The Lotterys Plus One

The Lotterys Plus One

Emma Donoghue, Caroline Hadilaksano

The one thing in life that never changes... is that sooner or later things change.

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Into the White: Scott'S Antarctic Odyssey

Into the White: Scott’S Antarctic Odyssey

Joanna Grochowicz

If you're into happy endings, best look someplace else. This story does not end well. This is a story where men die and their dreams of greatness with them. But it is a fine story and one that is worth telling, from heroic...

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 Read reviewHow to Bee

How to Bee

Bren MacDibble

A story about family, loyalty, kindness and bravery, set against an all-too-possible future where climate change has forever changed the way we live.

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 Read reviewBeyond the Bright Sea

Beyond the Bright Sea

Lauren Wolk

Crow has lived her whole life on a tiny, starkly beautiful island. Her only companions are Osh, the man who rescued her from a washed-up skiff as a baby and raised her, and Miss Maggie, their neighbour across the sandbar.

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Looking Up

Looking Up

Sally Murphy

Pete is hoping - desperately hoping - for a telescope. There's nothing he wants more for his birthday. But when a mysterious card arrives in the mail, what Pete wants is turned totally upside down.

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Truly Tan: Trapped!

Truly Tan: Trapped!

Jen Storer

Way out in the country, Mrs Topple is Tan's closest neighbour. But Mrs Topple has gone on a cruise and Tan is in charge of security at the Topple cottage. 

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Giants, Trolls, Witches, Beasts: Ten Tales from the Deep, Dark Woods

Giants, Trolls, Witches, Beasts: Ten Tales from the Deep, Dark Woods

Craig S. Phillips

A cobbler girl tricks the Wawel Dragon, after all the king's knights fail...The Polar Bear King loses his skin...Momotaro, born from a peach, defies the ogres everyone else is too scared to face...Snow White and Rose Red make...

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 Read reviewDo Not Lick This Book

Do Not Lick This Book

Idan Ben-Barak, Julian Frost

A brilliantly simple, funny, interactive picture book that introduces children to the strange, unseen world of microbes all around them by the award-winning author of Small Wonders and the animator of the insanely successful video...

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The Son of Neptune: The Graphic Novel (Heroes of Olympus Book 2)

The Son of Neptune: The Graphic Novel (Heroes of Olympus Book 2)

Rick Riordan

Percy Jackson, son of Poseidon, has come face to face with two snake-haired ladies who refuse to die. But they're the least of his problems.

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The Bad Guys Episode 5: Intergalactic Gas

The Bad Guys Episode 5: Intergalactic Gas

Aaron Blabey

The bad news? The world is ending. The good news? The Bad Guys are back to save it!Sure, they might have to borrow a rocket... And there might be something nasty in one of the spacesuits... And Mr Piranha might have...

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Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls

Elena Favilli, Francesca Cavallo

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls is a children's book packed with 100 bedtime stories about the life of 100 extraordinary women from the past and the present, illustrated by 60 female artists from all over the world.

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Art Book About Portraits

Art Book About Portraits

Rosie Dickins

Examine a gallery of famous portraits and learn the stories behind them and the artist, including a decorative portrait of the young Egyptian God, Tutankhamun, a striking painting of Elizabeth Taylor by Andy Warhol and a rare and...

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Laugh-Out-Loud Awesome Jokes for Kids

Laugh-Out-Loud Awesome Jokes for Kids

Rob Elliott, Gearbox

Get ready for a barrel of laughs in a pint-sized package: the jokes, riddles, knock-knocks, and puns don't stop coming in Rob Elliott's newest collection of never-before-heard [humor] --

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Moo and Moo and the Little Calf Too

Moo and Moo and the Little Calf Too

Deborah Hinde, Jane Millton

During the massive 7.8M earthquake that hit New Zealand in November 2016 two cows and a calf were stranded on a two-metre high 'island' when their paddock slid and buckled 80 metres from its original position.Sensibly they stayed...

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Warriors: Legends of the Clans

Warriors: Legends of the Clans

Erin Hunter

Three novellas featuring the cats of Erin Hunter's bestselling Warrior series-available only in this collection!

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Doodle Cat is Bored

Doodle Cat is Bored

Kat Patrick, Lauren Marriott

Following on from their debut picture book I Am Doodle Cat, writer Kat Patrick and illustrator Lauren Marriott have created another hilarious tale featuring the irreverent bright red squiggle who loves just about...

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Hello, Mr World

Hello, Mr World

Michael Foreman

A topical picture book about the effects of climate change, ideal for very young children.

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Poems from the Second World War

Poems from the Second World War

Gaby Morgan

A collection of poetry from the Second World War, published in association with Imperial War Museums.

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 Read reviewSummerlost

Summerlost

Ally Condie

It's the first real summer since the devastating accident that killed Cedar's father and younger brother, Ben. But now Cedar and what's left of her family are returning to the town of Iron Creek for the summer.

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Timmy Failure: The Cat Stole My Pants

Timmy Failure: The Cat Stole My Pants

Stephan Pastis

In the sixth book in Stephan Pastis's New York Times bestselling series, Timmy is being threatened and must rely on his new partner to solve the mystery - and possibly save his life!

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Mouse's Big Day

Mouse’s Big Day

Lydia Monks

A first day at school... at a school with a difference!

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Mango & Bambang: Superstar Tapir (Book Four)

Mango & Bambang: Superstar Tapir (Book Four)

Polly Faber, Clara Vulliamy

Mango and Bambang reach for the stars in the fourth book of this charming illustrated series about a little girl and a tapir.

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Rex and Princess Victoria

Rex and Princess Victoria

Anonymous

A picture book adventure about a scruffy dog who helps Princess Victoria escape Kensington Palace and enjoy a day of fun that she'll never forget.

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A Is for Anteater

A Is for Anteater

Ambelin Kwaymullina, Sarah Boese

If I was an anteater I'd gobble termites with my sticky tongue But I'm not an anteater ... An alphabet book by celebrated Indigenous author Ambelin Kwaymullina.

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Wing & Claw #1: Forest of Wonders

Wing & Claw #1: Forest of Wonders

Linda Sue Park, Jim Madsen

When Raffa makes a cure from a rare crimson vine he finds deep in the forbidden forest, the bat he saves transforms into something much more.

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Zoe's Rescue Zoo: The Scruffy Sea Otter

Zoe’s Rescue Zoo: The Scruffy Sea Otter

Amelia Cobb, Sophy Williams

Zoe is SO excited when Great Uncle Horace brings THREE gorgeous sea otter pups to live at the Rescue Zoo! But Sasha feels sad when her older, more confident, siblings are chosen to take part in a special otter display. Can Zoe and...

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Raymond

Raymond

Gwendal Le Bec, Yann Le Bec

This is the story of Raymond - an ordinary dog who, for a while, lives an extraordinary life.

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Zeustian Logic

Zeustian Logic

Sabrina Malcolm

A big-hearted novel about the aftermath of tragedy, with a fresh and funny take on ubiquitous boyhood obsessions of Greek myth, astronomy and computer gaming.

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Zombie Goes to Camp

Zombie Goes to Camp

Zack Zombie

Join 12 year old Zombie, as he faces his biggest fears, and tries to survive the next 3 weeks of terror at Creepaway Camp. Are the camp counselors really evil humans in disguise waiting to eat the brains of unsuspecting mob...

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Cowboy Pug

Cowboy Pug

Laura James, Eglantine Ceulemans

Pug and his faithful companion, Lady Miranda, are pretending to be cowboys for the day, and soon get into mischief.

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The Everything Machine

The Everything Machine

Ally Kennen

Eleven year old Olly has a very special delivery - a 3D printing machine, stamped with PROPERTY OF M.O.D and BRITISH SPACE AGENCY. WARNING. DO NOT TAMPER, which has magical powers... It has a name, it speaks, and it can print...

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The Dark Prophecy (Trials of Apollo, Book 2)

The Dark Prophecy (Trials of Apollo, Book 2)

Rick Riordan

The god Apollo, cast down to earth and trapped in the form of a gawky teenage boy as punishment, must set off on the second of his harrowing (and hilarious) trials.

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My Amazing Body Machine: A colourful visual guide to how your body works

My Amazing Body Machine: A colourful visual guide to how your body works

Robert Winston, Owen Gildersleeve

My Amazing Body Machine takes kids on a unique and exciting journey through all the working parts of human anatomy. From our intricately wired brain to our squeezing, squelching guts and relentlessly pumping heart, renowned...

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The Cat Wants Cuddles

The Cat Wants Cuddles

P. Crumble, Lucinda Gifford

Kevin doesn't want a pat. He doesnt want a tickle. And he definitely does NOT want a cuddle. Theres absolutely no way this hilarious cat is going to change his mind about that. Or will he?

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Pixel Raiders #3: Speed Zone

Pixel Raiders #3: Speed Zone

Bajo & Hex, Chris Kennett

Welcome to LEVEL 3: Speed Zone A game of racing, powerups and dodging snarling GATORS... Rip and Mei find themselves driving a REAL car in a land where race tracks appear from nowhere! Pitched against the evil, cheating Gators,...

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History Mysteries: The Last Tiger

History Mysteries: The Last Tiger

Mark Greenwood

In 1936, hunted and trapped by European farmers, the last few Tasmanian Tigers take refuge in the forests of Tasmania. But even after the last-known Tiger dies alone and neglected in a zoo, people claim to have sighted this...

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Welcome to Willowvale (Vet Cadets, Book 1)

Welcome to Willowvale (Vet Cadets, Book 1)

Rebecca Johnson

Abbey, Hannah and Talika are new recruits at Willowvale boarding school's Vet Cadets program. They are excited to learn all about caring for farm animals and the work that country vets do. Riding horses, shearing sheep and...

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Pudding in Peril (Vet Cadets, Book2)

Pudding in Peril (Vet Cadets, Book2)

Rebecca Johnson

Abbey, Hannah and Talika are new recruits at Willowvale boarding school's special Vet Cadets program. This term, it's all about cattle. Abbey is determined to prove herself in a cattle-cutting competition against a nearby boy's...

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Rover and the Big Fat Baby

Rover and the Big Fat Baby

Roddy Doyle

A hilarious new Rover adventure for young readers from the Booker Prize-winning author Roddy Doyle and illustrated by Chris Judge.

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Little Bear's Friend

Little Bear’s Friend

Else Holmelund Minarik, Maurice Sendak

One summer Little Bear makes friends with a girl named Emily. But when summer ends, Emily must leave. Little Bear is very sad-until he finds a way to stay close to his new friend even when she is far away!

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Robert Louis Stevenson's A Child's Garden of Verses

Robert Louis Stevenson’s A Child’s Garden of Verses

Robert Louis Stevenson, Alice Provensen, Martin Provensen

Robert Louis Stevenson's rhymes have charmed children and adults alike since 1885, when they first appeared to a delighted public.

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 Read reviewTilly and the Time Machine

Tilly and the Time Machine

Adrian Edmondson

Tilly is seven and a half - and about to make history.When Tilly's dad builds a time machine in the shed there's only one place she really wants to go: back to her sixth birthday party, when she ate too many cupcakes and her mummy...

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Too Many Friends

Too Many Friends

Kathryn Apel

At school I have lots of friends. I have so many friends that sometimes I don't know who to play with. Tahnee wants everyone in her Year 2 class to get along and be happy. But what happens when all of Tahnee's friends want her...

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National Geographic Kids Chapters: Monster Fish!: True Stories of Adventures with Animals

National Geographic Kids Chapters: Monster Fish!: True Stories of Adventures with Animals

Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld

For Zeb Hogan, bigger is better - especially when it comes to fish. From sawfish to alligator gars to giant stingrays, Zeb's on a mission to save the world's freshwater giants. In this cool Chapter book, you'll join Zeb on amazing...

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Deadly Magic: Agent Nomad Book 2

Deadly Magic: Agent Nomad Book 2

Skye Melki-Wegner

After their mission in London, Nomad, Riff, Phoenix and Orbit are back at HELIX, training to master their magic. But things have changed.

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Ball Stars 4: On Tour

Ball Stars 4: On Tour

David Lawrence

A fun-filled junior fiction series written in partnership with Basketball AustraliaDue to the huge success of Robdale Primary at basketball, the school team is going on tour. They're off to the country and Danny, Crystal and the...

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Ball Stars 3: Reppin' It

Ball Stars 3: Reppin' It

David Lawrence

A fun-filled junior fiction series written in partnership with Basketball AustraliaThere's big news at Robdale Primary - representative basketball trials are happening. Danny, Crystal and their Raptors friends can't wait to try...

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