Middle Fiction (8+)

 Read reviewViolet Ink

Violet Ink

Rebecca Westcott, Matt Jones

Quiet, contemplative Izzy has always adored her charismatic, confident older sister, Alex. But when Alex starts going out with a new boyfriend, everything changes. Izzy isn't sure she can still trust her sister - but she will...

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The Red Pencil

The Red Pencil

Andrea Davis Pinkney, Shane Evans

Andrea Pinkney's lyrical verse and Shane Evans' evocative illustrations combine in a powerful story of one girls' triumphant journey inspired by true tales of life in Sudan.

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 Read reviewRace To The End Of The World (The Mapmaker Chronicles, Book 1)

Race To The End Of The World (The Mapmaker Chronicles, Book 1)

A. L. Tait

Adventure and danger lie just off the edge of the map in this swashbuckling new trilogy!

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 Read reviewOne Year In Coal Harbor

One Year In Coal Harbor

Polly Horvath

In a small fishing village in British Columbia, twelve-year-old Primrose tries to be a matchmaker for her Uncle Jack, befriends Ked, a new foster child, tries to decide if she is willing to go to jail for her convictions, and...

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The Book of Horses and Unicorns

The Book of Horses and Unicorns

Jackie French

From Australia's Children's Laureate comes a delightful collection of stories about horses and unicorns. take a journey through the ages and around the world - from ancient Greece, to the time of Genghis Khan to Arthurian England...

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 Read reviewWithering-By-Sea: A Stella Montgomery Intrigue

Withering-By-Sea: A Stella Montgomery Intrigue

Judith Rossell

A Victorian fantasy-adventure, perfect for fans of Wildwood, Lemony Snicket and Tensy Farlow Ages: 9+ High on a cliff above the gloomy coastal town of Withering-by-Sea stands the...

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Red Dirt Diaries

Red Dirt Diaries

Katrina Nannestad

Award-winning Australian author Katrina Nannestad's much-loved RED DIRT DIARIES, now with amazing new covers! Ages: 8-12 Blue Weston's life is spiralling out of control. Her parents are sending her to boarding school next year....

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Timmy Failure: We Meet Again

Timmy Failure: We Meet Again

Stephan Pastis

His name is Failure. Timmy Failure. And his detective agency is on the verge of global domination. Global riches. Global fame. And yet the gods are throwing him curve balls: for starters, he's on a trial period in school and to...

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Red Dirt Diaries: Blue's News

Red Dirt Diaries: Blue’s News

Katrina Nannestad

Award-winning Australian author Katrina Nannestad's much-loved RED DIRT DIARIES, now with amazing new covers! Ages: 8-12 Blue Weston is on a mission! â She's starting Hardbake Plains' first ever newspaper with Mat and Ben â ...

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Red Dirt Diaries: Blue About Love

Red Dirt Diaries: Blue About Love

Katrina Nannestad

Award-winning Australian author Katrina Nannestad's much-loved RED DIRT DIARIES, now with amazing new covers! Ages: 8-12 I'm going to be a bridesmaid. Mat, Lynette and me. Long, pink shiny dresses and flowers in our hair. ...

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The Last Wild Trilogy: The Dark Wild: Book 2

The Last Wild Trilogy: The Dark Wild: Book 2

Piers Torday, Oliver Hembrough

Twelve-year-old Kester thought he had discovered the last wild animals in the land. He thought his adventure was over. He was wrong. Deep underground, a dark wild remains: animals who believe the time is right to rise up against...

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The Machine Who Was Also A Boy

The Machine Who Was Also A Boy

Tom Dullemond, Mike McRae

Pandora Robinson was confused. What made a belief true or false? What gave words their meaning? And was a lie still a lie if you truly believed it? Sometimes the world just didn't make a lot of sense.

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Feel the Fear

Feel the Fear

Lauren Child

Ruby Redfort: supercool secret agent, code-cracker and thirteen-year-old genius

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 Read reviewAnders and the Comet: Anders 1

Anders and the Comet: Anders 1

Gregory Mackay

A sweet and funny story in cartoons about the adventures of Anders and his friends. Anders isn't a superhero: he's an average little kid with a big imagination who likes low-tech fun, is sometimes afraid of things, and is often...

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Brown Girl Dreaming

Brown Girl Dreaming

Jacqueline Woodson

Jacqueline Woodson, one of today's finest writers, tells the moving story of her childhood in mesmerizing verse.

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Red Leaves

Red Leaves

Sita Brahmachari

A topical and moving novel about family, love, community, the tangled roots of history and searching for a place to call home. By the Waterstones Prize-winning author of Artichoke Hearts.

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Big Switch: Kaboom Kid #1

Big Switch: Kaboom Kid #1

David, J. V. McGee, Jules Faber

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An Army of Frogs

An Army of Frogs

Trevor Pryce, Sanford Greene, Joel Naftali

This debut children's book by professional American football player Trevor Pryce combines action, fantasy and some very cool animals.

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Brotherband 5: Scorpion Mountain

Brotherband 5: Scorpion Mountain

John Flanagan

When the worlds of Ranger's Apprentice and Brotherband cross over, action and adventure are guaranteed! What task will King Duncan ask of the Herons? Find out in the next thrilling Brotherband adventure.

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The Wolves of Witchwood

The Wolves of Witchwood

Kate Forsyth

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 Read reviewArchie Greene and the Magician's Secret

Archie Greene and the Magician’s Secret

D. D. Everest, James de la Rue

Archie Green receives a mysterious present on his birthday. Deep within an ancient wooden box he finds an old book, written in a language he doesn't recognise. With the book comes a Special Instruction - Archie must travel to...

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 Read reviewHow to Save the Universe in Ten Easy Steps

How to Save the Universe in Ten Easy Steps

Allison Rushby

The whole universe is at stake in this comedy about a ten-year-old boy and his battle to prevent the end of life as we know it.

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The Sleeper and the Spindle

The Sleeper and the Spindle

Neil Gaiman, Chris Riddell

A thrillingly reimagined fairy tale from the truly magical combination of author Neil Gaiman and illustrator Chris Riddell - weaving together a sort-of Snow White and an almost Sleeping Beauty with a thread of dark magic, which...

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Mountwood School for Ghosts

Mountwood School for Ghosts

Toby Ibbotson, Alex T. Smith

A funny ghost story from Toby Ibbotson, son of award-winning author Eva Ibbotson, based on an idea conceived by Eva Ibbotson, with a cover by Alex T. Smith.

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Truly Tan: Freaked!

Truly Tan: Freaked!

Jen Storer, Claire Robertson

Tan Callahan, Great Detective, is back in a series that has been described as 'interesting, exciting and excellent!' Tan has never been fond of the old machinery�..

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Goth Girl and the Fete Worse Than Death

Goth Girl and the Fete Worse Than Death

Chris Riddell

Ada is back in the sequel to the award-winning Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse

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The Icicle Illuminarium

The Icicle Illuminarium

N.J. Gemmell

The mysterious Lady Adora has a plan for the Caddy kids, but it doesn't involve chocolate and games ...Kick, Bert, Scruff and Pin are rejoicing - Dad's been found! But he's ill from his wartime experiences, and he's sent away to...

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Dork Diaries OMG: All About Me Diary!

Dork Diaries OMG: All About Me Diary!

Rachel Renee Russell

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Impossible Quest: #1 Escape from Wolfhaven Castle

Impossible Quest: #1 Escape from Wolfhaven Castle

Kate Forsyth

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Being Jack

Being Jack

Susanne Gervay, Cathy Wilcox

The fourth and concluding book about Jack - an ordinary boy who does extraordinary things. Ages: 9+ Jack is in Year 6 now and still loves his photography, surfing, and crazy family. Things are going well for him, particularly at...

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Runt

Runt

Nora Raleigh Baskin

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Jumblecat

Jumblecat

Archie Kimpton, Kate Hindley

Billy Slipper is a fairly normal boy with a definitely not-so-fairly normal family. All he wants to do is add to his 'Collectabillya' (an assortment of weird and wonderful objects he finds) in peace, but his cleaning-mad mum (she...

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Return of Padawan (Star Wars: Jedi Academy, Book 2)

Return of Padawan (Star Wars: Jedi Academy, Book 2)

Jeffrey Brown

Perfect for fans of STAR WARS or comic-book fiction such as CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS. Story and illustration are combined within this fun graphic novel. After surviving his first year at Jedi Academy, the school bullies take Roan under...

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Emperor Pickletine Rides the Bus

Emperor Pickletine Rides the Bus

Tom Angleberger

The sixth and final novel in the smash-hit Origami Yoda series!

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Stuff Happens: Sean

Stuff Happens: Sean

Will Kostakis

4 boys, 4 stories, 4 great Australian writers in an important new series. Stuff happens sometimes. Everyday stuff. At school, at home, with sport, with mates. For Sean it happened starting at a new school. Stuff Happens. Real-life...

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 Special priceThe 52-Storey Treehouse

The 52-Storey Treehouse

Andy Griffiths, Terry Denton

A new title from Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton. Pan Macmillan Australia 2014.

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One Wish

One Wish

Michelle Harrison

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Crystal Bay Girls: Romy Bright Book 2

Crystal Bay Girls: Romy Bright Book 2

Jen Storer

Romy Bright is going to rock the Harvest Festival and become a hardcore muso. But right now she's stuck babysitting, minding the flower shop and watching out for her erratic mum. At least Romy can rely on James. He's her best...

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Compton Valance: The Most Powerful Boy in the Universe

Compton Valance: The Most Powerful Boy in the Universe

Matt Brown

Compton Valance has an incredible secret: he can travel through time using a mouldy sandwich. Who'd have thought changing the past could make your dad start wearing dresses? Or that you can wipe out dinosaurs with a custard...

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What We Found in the Sofa and How it Saved the World

What We Found in the Sofa and How it Saved the World

Henry Clark

Now available in paperback, a wildly witty fantasy-adventure that begins when three kids discover a mysterious sofa at their bus stop--which leads them on a quest to save the world from alien invasion!

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Riddle Gully Runaway

Riddle Gully Runaway

Jen Banyard

Lovable junior reporter Pollo di Nozi returns in this funny, fast-paced who-dunnit for middle readers. When Pollo implicates the Mayor's nephew in a spate of local robberies, she sets in train a series of mishaps that only she and...

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Wildwood Imperium

Wildwood Imperium

Colin Meloy, Carson Ellis

The third book in the Wildwood Chronicles is a rich, moving, and dazzling story, by turns funny and profound. Both Colin Meloy and Carson Ellis are at the height of their gifts with Wildwood Imperium.

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James Phelan

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Angels Next Door: (Angels Next Door Book 1)

Angels Next Door: (Angels Next Door Book 1)

Karen McCombie

Riley's best friend has gone away forever and Lauren 'Queen of Everything' Mayhew is making school a nightmare. It looks like Riley's on her own, until the three Angelos Sisters move in next door. Her new neighbours are...

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Roses are Blue

Roses are Blue

Sally Murphy, Gabriel Evans

From the award-winning author of Pearl Verses the Worldand Toppling comes a verse novel about resilience and the importance of family. Amber Rose and her family are dealing with tragedy and change. But sometimes hope suddenly...

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The Shadow Thief

The Shadow Thief

Alexandra Adornetto

Millipop Klompet lives in stultifyingly boring Drabville, with her slightly offbeat family and spends her days longing for adventure. She and her cautious best friend and amateur geologist, Ernest Perriclof, decide to explore Hog...

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The Raven's Wing

The Raven’s Wing

Frances Watts

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The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making

The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making

Catherynne M. Valente

Prepare to be swept away to a land unlike any other, with a cast of friends you'll have for life. A charming modern fairytale with crossover appeal, full of 'oddments, wisdom and joy' (Holly Black)

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 Read reviewJamie Reign The Hidden Dragon

Jamie Reign The Hidden Dragon

P.J. Tierney

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Emilio: Through My Eyes

Emilio: Through My Eyes

Sophie Masson, Lyn White

A moving novel about one child's life in the middle of the drug war in Mexico. Emilio's mother has been kidnapped in broad daylight from a hotel carpark by unidentified criminals, who appear to know a great deal about her business...

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The Templeton Twins Make a Scene: Book 2

The Templeton Twins Make a Scene: Book 2

Ellis Weiner, Jeremy Holmes

The second in a series of funny, highly illustrated middle-grade novels about boy-and-girl twins--with a great concept and visual appeal for both boys AND girls, now in paperback.

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 Read reviewDo You Dare?: The Bushranger's Boys

Do You Dare?: The Bushranger’s Boys

Alison Lloyd

Do You Dare fills a much-needed gap for engaging Austraian historical fiction for boy readers aged 8 to 12. These fast-paced, adventure-driven stories effortlessly bring to life so many facets of our past.

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Brilliant

Brilliant

Roddy Doyle

A 'brilliant' middle-grade, magical adventure from the world-famous author of The Commitments and The Guts.

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Diary of a Super Swimmer

Diary of a Super Swimmer

Shamini Flint, Sally Heinrich

Marcus is a maths whiz who is not good at sport. His dad is a self-help author who thinks Marcus can achieve anything he sets his mind to... with hilarious results. In illustrated diary format, Marcus's gentle, satiric humour and...

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The Girl from Snowy River

The Girl from Snowy River

Jackie French

The year is 1919. Thirty years have passed since the man from Snowy River made his famous ride. But World War I still casts its shadow across a valley in the heart of Australia, particularly for orphaned sixteen-year-old Flinty...

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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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Nathalia Buttface and the Most Embarrassing Dad in the World

Nathalia Buttface and the Most Embarrassing Dad in the World

Nigel Smith

At last something laugh-out-loud funny for girls in this hilarious new series from TV and radio comedy writing talent Nigel Smith.

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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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This Journal Belongs to Ratchet

This Journal Belongs to Ratchet

Nancy Cavanaugh

Ratchet is an 11-year-old girl who knows nothing about clothes, but everything about spark plugs and pistons. She's homeschooled by her mechanic father who's a bit of a hippy, and with her mother long dead, Ratchet is sure she'll...

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 Read reviewThree Doors: #2 Silver Door

Three Doors: #2 Silver Door

Emily Rodda

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Extra Time

Extra Time

Morris Gleitzman

When 13-year-old Matt is discovered impressing the livestock in an Aussie country town with his remarkable soccer skills, he's offered the chance of a lifetime - a try-out at one of Europe's biggest and most glamorous soccer...

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Fire and Ice

Fire and Ice

Shannon Hale

Supported by the gifts of their legendary spirit animals, only Conor, Abeke, Meilin, and Rollan have the power to defeat an evil takeover by the ruthless Conquerors. While chasing down a lead in the cold North, the heroes arrive...

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Do You Dare? Fighting Bones

Do You Dare? Fighting Bones

Alison Lloyd, Sofie Laguna

Fighting Bones is the convict-era adventure in this series of exciting, action-packed Australian stories for boys aged 8 to 12. Irish brothers Danny and Declan Sheehan are inmates at Tasmania's Point Puer prison for convict boys...

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Tales from Schwartzgarten: Osbert the Avenger: Book 1

Tales from Schwartzgarten: Osbert the Avenger: Book 1

Christopher William Hill

Like Roald Dahl - but different!

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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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Fox Swift Takes on The Unbeatables

Fox Swift Takes on The Unbeatables

David Lawrence, Cyril Rioli

Fox Swift is over the moon about captaining the Davinal Diggers for another season. Who wouldn't be? The Diggers have Hawthorn champion Cyril Rioli giving them tips, some quirky star players, and a kangaroo with attitude as their...

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Girl's Best Friend

Girl’s Best Friend

Leslie Margolis

Dogs are disappearing in her neighborhood, and amateur dog walker Maggie Brooklyn Sinclair is even willing to help her ex-best friend Ivy recover her rescue-dog, Kermit. But she never suspected her crush Milo could be involved.

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Diary of a Track and Field Titan

Diary of a Track and Field Titan

Shamini Flint, Sally Heinrich

Marcus is a maths whiz who is not good at sport. His dad is a self-help author who thinks Marcus can achieve anything he sets his mind to...with hilarious results. In illustrated diary format, Marcus's gentle, satiric humour and...

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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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 Read reviewFortunately, the Milk . . .

Fortunately, the Milk …

Neil Gaiman, Chris Riddell

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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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Holiday of a Lifetime: Disaster Diary!

Holiday of a Lifetime: Disaster Diary!

Megan De Kantzow

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Tales from Schwartzgarten: The Woebegone Twins: Book 2

Tales from Schwartzgarten: The Woebegone Twins: Book 2

Christopher William Hill

A gruesomely funny series for fans of Roald Dahl and Lemony Snicket

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Dragon Shield: Book 1

Dragon Shield: Book 1

Charlie Fletcher, Nick Tankard

The start of a thrilling, action-packed trilogy from Charlie Fletcher, set in a world where statues come to life and dragons and heroes battle.

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Mystery at Riddle Gully

Mystery at Riddle Gully

Jen Banyard

Pollo Di Nozi, girl reporter, has a nose for mystery and an ear for a great story, unfortunately she doesn't always get things quite right. A fast - paced and funny story with action, adventure, mystery, humour, graffiti,...

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How Harry Riddles Made a Mega-Amazing Zombie Movie

How Harry Riddles Made a Mega-Amazing Zombie Movie

Simon Mayle

Meet the funniest kid in fiction!

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 Read reviewDandelion Clocks

Dandelion Clocks

Rebecca Westcott

Helps you discover Liv's passion for photography, her brother's obsession with sticking to the rules, the stupidity of Moronic Louise at school, and how the family copes as Mum's terminal illness takes hold...

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History Hackers: Omega Squad 2

History Hackers: Omega Squad 2

Charlie Carter

Who is stealing historical figures from the Battle Books? In a case of high-tech body snatching, great leaders from the past generals, emperors, warriors, kings and queens have been stolen by mysterious history hackers. Omega...

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The Mark of Athena (Heroes of Olympus Book 3)

The Mark of Athena (Heroes of Olympus Book 3)

Rick Riordan

Annabeth felt as if someone had draped a cold wash cloth across her neck. She heard that whispering laughter again, as if the presence had followed her from the ship. She looked up at the Argo II. Its massive bronze hull glittered...

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Catch the Zolt: the Debt Instalment One

Catch the Zolt: the Debt Instalment One

Phillip Gwynne

Book One of a high-octane thriller series. Fifteen-year-old Dom is cast out of his comfortable life in the Gold Coast's Halcyon Grove when he inherits an ancient debt. Now, he has six Herculean tasks to perform... or lose a pound...

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Take Your Last Breath

Take Your Last Breath

Lauren Child

Hey, buster! Normal life is a total yawn. So break out of boredom with multi-million-copy bestselling author Lauren Child, and meet your new favourite heroine... Ruby Redfort: detective, secret agent, thirteen-year-old kid.

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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 reviewMosquito Advertising: The Parfizz Pitch

Mosquito Advertising: The Parfizz Pitch

Kate Hunter

School's out and Katie is set to spend the summer lazing under the sausage tree in the backyard. When she discovers that Parfitt's Soft Drink Company is about to be taken over by a corporate giant, leaving her mum out of a job and...

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Our Australian Girl: Daisy in the Mansion (Book 3)

Our Australian Girl: Daisy in the Mansion (Book 3)

Michelle Hamer, Lucia Masciullo

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Do You Dare? The Last Horse Race

Do You Dare? The Last Horse Race

James Moloney

Do You Dare fills a much-needed gap for engaging Australian historical fiction for boy readers aged 8 to 12. These fast-paced, adventure-driven stories effortlessly bring to life so many facets of our past. From popular author,...

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Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures

Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures

Kate DiCamillo, K. G. Campbell

A cynic meets an unlikely superhero in a genre-breaking new novel by master storyteller Kate DiCamillo. It begins, as the best superhero stories do, with a tragic accident that has unexpected consequences. The squirrel never...

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The Wishbird

The Wishbird

Gabrielle Wang

Oriole's beloved Wishbird is dying and she must leave the Forest of Birds to save him. But in the City of Soulless there are traitors everywhere, and when Oriole is captured, only a street orphan can help her.

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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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The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There

The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There

Catherynne M. Valente

Let the Revels begin! September returns to Fairyland after her first bestselling, breathtaking adventure there. The second in a series that seems destined to become a modern classic, from a multi-award-winning author.

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The Bubble Wrap Boy

The Bubble Wrap Boy

Phil Earle

Charlie's found his secret talent: skateboarding. It's his one-way ticket to popularity. All he's got to do is practice, and nothing's going to stop him - not his clumsiness, not his overprotective mum, nothing. Except Charlie...

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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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Stuff Happens: Ned

Stuff Happens: Ned

Andrew Daddo

STUFF HAPPENS is a contemporary reflected reality fiction series for young boys. Each book tells the story of an incident of emotional importance to one of the boys in a fictional primary school class. The stories, written by some...

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Nell's Festival of Crisp Winter Glories

Nell’s Festival of Crisp Winter Glories

Glenda Millard, Stephen Michael King

The 7th and final book in the Kingdom of Silk series. A heart-warming story about the power of love and family. A heart-warming story about the power of love and family and bringing some of the Silks favourite people together....

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Our Australian Girl: Meet Pearlie (Book 1)

Our Australian Girl: Meet Pearlie (Book 1)

Gabrielle Wang, Lucia Masciullo

It's1941 and the war is changing Pearlie's life every day. Darwin is full of soldiers, there's a spy on the loose, and people are turning against Pearlie's best friend, Naoko, just because she's Japanese.

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Rooftoppers

Rooftoppers

Katherine Rundell

Charles, a fellow survivor and an eccentric scholar, finds Sophie and brings her home to his London bachelor flat. Raised in a quirky home filled with music, words and love (though questionable diet), Sophie grows into a...

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Amina: Through My Eyes

Amina: Through My Eyes

Lyn White, J. L. Powers

Amina lives on the edges of Mogadishu. Her family's house has been damaged in Somalia's long civil war, but they continue to live there, reluctant to leave their home. Amina's world is shattered when government forces come to...

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The Adventures of Stunt Boy and His Amazing Wonder Dog Blindfold

The Adventures of Stunt Boy and His Amazing Wonder Dog Blindfold

Lollie Barr

Stunt Boy's circus is in trouble, and only he and his amazing wonder dog Blindfold can save it!

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 Read reviewStuff Happens: Jack

Stuff Happens: Jack

Tony Wilson

STUFF HAPPENS is a contemporary reflected reality fiction series for young boys. Each book tells the story of an incident of emotional importance to one of the boys in a fictional primary school class. The stories, written by some...

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Dork Diaries OMG: All About Me Diary!

Dork Diaries OMG: All About Me Diary!

Rachel Renee Russell

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Alice-Miranda Shines Bright: Alice-Miranda 8

Alice-Miranda Shines Bright: Alice-Miranda 8

Jacqueline Harvey

Alice-Miranda and Millie make a dazzling discovery in the woods near their school. They vow to keep the secret to themselves, but it appears they are not the only ones on the trail to the treasure ...In the meantime, Alice-Miranda...

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 Read reviewThe Simple Things

The Simple Things

Bill Condon, Beth Norling

A slice of life story for younger readers told with affection and humour about Stephen, a boy who doesn't quite fit in, and his elderly aunt Lola. From the award-winning author of A Straight Line to My Heart... Ages 8+.

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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? 'Writing The Third Wheel has been a lot of fun because there's so much humor to be mined in the world of middle school romance.

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The Adventures of Scooterboy and Skatergirl

The Adventures of Scooterboy and Skatergirl

Andy Jones, Doreen Marts

From the creator of THE ENORMOUS BOOK OF HOT JOKES FOR KOOL KIDS and THE FARTIONARY comes a hilarious book of short stories. Perfect for reluctant readers and fans of Andy Griffiths. Skatergirl is cool. She has cool hair, she...

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Creep Street

Creep Street

John Marsden

Be careful in this book. You could find yourself up to your ankles in blood, being stalked by a skeleton ... or worse!

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Our Australian Girl: Meet Alice (Book 1)

Our Australian Girl: Meet Alice (Book 1)

Davina Bell, Lucia Masciullo

It's 1918, and it feels to Alice as if the war has been dragging on forever. It's four years since Alice's father went away to be a doctor for the army and when Papa Sir stops writing home, his family sense that something is...

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 Read reviewMonkey Boy

Monkey Boy

Donovan Bixley

So...how do you go to the toilet on a great sailing warship? Worse - what do you do when your breeches are about your ankles, your naked nether regions are hanging out over the dark frothing ocean 20 feet below - and you're...

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Verity Sparks, Lost and Found

Verity Sparks, Lost and Found

Susan Green

Papa Savinov, eager for Verity to become a proper lady, sends her to the exclusive boarding school Hilltop House. But Verity is more interested in solving the case of the missing Ecclethorpe heiress. This investigation, and...

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You Choose 1: The Treasure of Dead Man's Cove

You Choose 1: The Treasure of Dead Man’s Cove

George Ivanoff

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Friday Barnes 1: Girl Detective

Friday Barnes 1: Girl Detective

R.A. Spratt

Imagine if Sherlock Holmes was an eleven - year - old girl! When girl detective Friday Barnes solves a bank robbery she uses the reward money to send herself to the most exclusive boarding school in the country, Highcrest Academy....

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A World Without Princes

A World Without Princes

Soman Chainani

It's all happy ever after in the School for Good and Evil... or is it? The second title in the NYT bestselling fantasy adventure series - perfect for girls who prefer their fairy tales with a twist.

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Alice-Miranda in Paris: Alice-Miranda 7

Alice-Miranda in Paris: Alice-Miranda 7

Jacqueline Harvey

Alice-Miranda is so excited to be in Paris! Along with lots of her school friends, she's going to be singing in a choir at the city's famous Fashion Week.

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Crooked Leg Road

Crooked Leg Road

Jennifer Walsh

Whispered secrets, a missing boy, a hidden shack and a mysterious family ... the stage is set for another exciting, real-life adventure from the author of The Tunnels of Tarcoola.

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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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 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 reviewI am still not a Loser

I am still not a Loser

Jim Smith, Barry Loser

You know when someone's horrible to you in a dream and you wake up really annoyed with them? That's what happened to me with my best friend Bunky. Barry has a new problem: Gordon Smugly - who's got the most perfect name for...

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 Read reviewThe Mystery of the Golden Card: Troubletwisters 3

The Mystery of the Golden Card: Troubletwisters 3

Garth Nix, Sean Williams

Magical twins, mystery and danger, unexplained events, and an Evil that refuses to be contained ... Twins Jack and Jaide are troubletwisters and in this book they must use their elusive Gifts to search Rourke Castle for the...

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Finding Serendipity

Finding Serendipity

Angelica Banks

Tuesday and her dog Baxterr are swept up into the magical land of story, where they must sail a runaway boat, battle fearsome pirates, and find their way out of the Swamp of Doubt, all in the search for Tuesday's missing mother....

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Princess Labelmaker to the Rescue!

Princess Labelmaker to the Rescue!

Tom Angleberger

The fifth book in the Force-wielding, bestselling Origami Yoda series!

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Do You Dare?: Tough Times

Do You Dare?: Tough Times

Simon Mitchell

Do You Dare presents engaging Austraian historical fiction for boy readers aged 8 to 12. It's 1931 in Fitzroy, Melbourne, and Tom Parker's family has fallen on tough times.

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Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters (Book 2)

Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters (Book 2)

Rick Riordan

Half Boy. Half God. All Hero. You can't tell by looking at me that my dad is Poseidon, God of the Sea. It's not easy being a half-blood these days. Now Camp Half-Blood is under attack, and unless I can get my hands on the Golden...

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 Read reviewEvan'S Gallipoli

Evan’S Gallipoli

Kerry Greenwood

A gripping novel about an incredible journey behind enemy lines, told in diary form. Fourteen-year-old Evan Warrender travels with his father to the Dardenelles, where they intend to provide succour to the Allied soldiers. When...

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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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 Special price Read reviewThe 13-Storey Treehouse

The 13-Storey Treehouse

Andy Griffiths, Terry Denton

Who wouldn't want to live in a treehouse? Especially a 13-storey treehouse. Two new characters - Andy and Terry - live here, make books together, and have a series of completely nutty adventures. Because: ANYTHING can happen in a...

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Ranger's Apprentice: The Royal Ranger

Ranger’s Apprentice: The Royal Ranger

John Flanagan

Will took an oath when he joined the Ranger Corps. Does it mean nothing to him now? After a senseless tragedy destroys his life, Will is obsessed with punishing those responsible - even if it means leaving the Ranger Corps. His...

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A Tiny Bit Lucky

A Tiny Bit Lucky

Liz Pichon

From the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, the Red House Childrens Book Award, the Waterstones Childrens Book Prize and the Blue Peter Best Story Book Award 2013, comes the seventh amazing instalment of the Tom Gates...

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Disappearing Act

Disappearing Act

James Moloney

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You Choose 3: Maze of Doom

You Choose 3: Maze of Doom

George Ivanoff

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Five Children and It

Five Children and It

E. Nesbit

When Cyril, Anthea, Robert, Jane and their baby brother go digging in the gravel pit, the last thing they expect to find is a Psammead - an ancient Sand-fairy! Having a Sand-fairy for a pet means having one wish granted each day....

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Music School: the Grimstones 4

Music School: the Grimstones 4

Asphyxia

The fourth magnificent adventure for Martha Grimstone. Martha moves to the city to board with Lady Stirling and attend the Queen's Music Academy, but will music school hold the answers she seeks?

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The Forbidden Stone

The Forbidden Stone

Tony Abbott

RICK RIORDAN meets DAN BROWN in this epic historical adventure series packed full of puzzles, clues and edge-of-your-seat excitement!

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Shahana: Through My Eyes

Shahana: Through My Eyes

Rosanne Hawke, Lyn White

A moving story of one child's life in a conflict zone: Shahana, a young girl living in war-torn Kashmir.

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Dragonkeeper 5: Shadow Sister

Dragonkeeper 5: Shadow Sister

Carole Wilkinson (Author)

Tao is learning to be a dragonkeeper. With no one to teach him it is not easy. He must keep Kai safe but there is danger at every turn -- they are pursued by a gang of murderous nomads, tricked by unseen spirits, attacked by a...

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The Ratcatcher's Daughter

The Ratcatcher’s Daughter

Pamela Rushby

It's 1900. Thirteen-year-old Issy McKelvie leaves school and starts her first job - very reluctantly - as a maid in an undertaking establishment. She thinks this is about as low as you can go. But there's worse to come.  Issy...

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Beast Quest: Raffkor the Stampeding Brute: Series 14 Book 1

Beast Quest: Raffkor the Stampeding Brute: Series 14 Book 1

Adam Blade

Battle fearsome beasts and fight evil with Tom and Elenna in the bestselling adventure series for boys and girls aged 7 and up.

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The Thickety: A Path Begins

The Thickety: A Path Begins

J. A. White, Andrea Offermann

When Kara Westfall was six years old, her mother was convinced of the worst of all crimes - witchcraft. Years later, Kara and her little brother, Taff, are still shunned by the people of their village, who believe that nothing is...

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Three Doors Trilogy Bind-Up

Three Doors Trilogy Bind-Up

Emily Rodda

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The Not-So-Goblin Boy and the Dragon King

The Not-So-Goblin Boy and the Dragon King

Ezekiel Kwaymullina

Samuel is a twelve-year-old engineering genius travelling the skies with outlaw pirates, hunting for the crooks who stole the goblin empire's power source. When Samuel's half-dragon friend Jet is kidnapped, his attempt to rescue...

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 Special price Read reviewJamie Reign: The Last Spirit Warrior

Jamie Reign: The Last Spirit Warrior

P.J. Tierney

SHORTLISTED FOR THE READINGS CHILDREN'S BOOK PRIZE 2014 Jamie Reign was born twelve years ago, on the first day of the Chinese Year of the Dragon. This supposedly auspicious start in life...

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Skellig 15th Anniversary Edition

Skellig 15th Anniversary Edition

David Almond

Special hardback gift edition celebrating 15 years of Skellig - one of the best-known, most-awarded debut children's novels of the past 20 years.

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Darcy Burdock

Darcy Burdock

Laura Dockrill

Ten-year-old Darcy Burdock is one of life's noticers.In this first book, we are introduced to her family: Mum, who Darcy loves as much as her favourite fried egg and chips, Dad, who is kind and fair if a bit hopeless, and little...

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The Last Wild Trilogy: The Last Wild: Book 1

The Last Wild Trilogy: The Last Wild: Book 1

Piers Torday

FROM THE WINNER OF THE GUARDIAN CHILDREN'S FICTION PRIZE. A thrilling animal adventure for fans of Roald Dahl, David Walliams and Katherine Rundell

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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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Whirlwind: the Grimstones 3

Whirlwind: the Grimstones 3

Asphyxia

In this third magnificent adventure for Martha Grimstone, Martha decides to use her fledgling magic to control a whirlwind, but she ends up with too many rabbits instead. Can she find a way to turn the rabbit fur into something...

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Truly Tan: Spooked!

Truly Tan: Spooked!

Jen Storer, Claire Robertson

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 Read reviewThe Andy Flegg Survival Guide to Losing your dog, your Dad and your dignity in 138 Days

The Andy Flegg Survival Guide to Losing your dog, your Dad and your dignity in 138 Days

Mark Pardoe

SHORTLISTED FOR THE READINGS CHILDREN'S BOOK PRIZE 2014Hilarious book about a boy coping with puberty, family break-ups, friends, enemies and girls - all recorded in a journal that he has to keep if he...

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Our Australian Girl: A Lesson for Lina (Book 4)

Our Australian Girl: A Lesson for Lina (Book 4)

Sally Rippin, Lucia Mascuillo

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Fetch the Treasure Hunter: the Debt Instalment Four

Fetch the Treasure Hunter: the Debt Instalment Four

Phillip Gwynne

Book four of the high-octane thriller series, and this time the challenge is international! Dom has three more Herculean tasks to perform... or lose a pound of flesh. In this instalment he must find and bring home an expert...

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Our Australian Girl: Lina's Many Lives (Book 2)

Our Australian Girl: Lina’s Many Lives (Book 2)

Sally Rippin, Lucia Masciullo

It's 1956 ... and Lina is working hard on the school newspaper. But mean Sarah Buttersworth isn't making it easy, and when Lina's best friend Mary gets distracted by her new television, things begin to fall apart. Meanwhile, at...

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 Read reviewMy Dog Doesn't Like Me

My Dog Doesn’t Like Me

Elizabeth Fensham

A heart-warming new book from the author of Matty Forever. Eric was given a dog for this eighth birthday - that was nearly a year ago. The dog, named Ugly (because he is just that), settles into Eric's family but is not attached...

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Big Change for Stuart

Big Change for Stuart

Lissa Evans

Stuart Horten (ten, but looks younger) is now the owner of a magician's workshop - except that without his Great-Uncle's Last Will and Testament, he can't actually prove it.

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The Disappearing Duchess

The Disappearing Duchess

Imogen Rossi

Bianca's beloved Lombardi is given a poisoned cup of wine at a party, and collapses - but not before giving Bianca a magical paintbrush, which allows her to travel through hidden doorways throughout the city.

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Our Australian Girl: Meet Nellie (Book 1)

Our Australian Girl: Meet Nellie (Book 1)

Penny Matthews, Lucia Masciullo

It's 1849, and Nellie O'Neill is arriving in South Australia on a ship bringing orphan girls from Irish workhouses. Nellie and her best friend, Mary, have left the famine in Ireland far behind, and are full of hopes and dreams for...

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A Very Singular Guild

A Very Singular Guild

Catherine Jinks

This final gripping book in the action-packed 'City of Orphans' series captures the end of an era, when magic and folklore gives way to technology in Victorian England. Ned draws on every ounce of his logic and reason to outwit...

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Bring Back Cerberus: the Debt Instalment Three

Bring Back Cerberus: the Debt Instalment Three

Phillip Gwynne

Book three of a high-octane thriller series. Dom has four more Herculean tasks to perform... or lose a pound of flesh. In this instalment he has to find a valuable and mysterious piece of technology.

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Catch Your Death

Catch Your Death

Lauren Child

Super-special bubblegum-scented hardback! Ruby Redfort: Undercover agent, code-cracker and thirteen-year-old genius - there's nothing average about her. Only this time it's an adventure in the wild, and it'll take all...

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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 reviewNavigating Early

Navigating Early

Clare Vanderpool

At the end of World War II, Jack Baker, a landlocked Kansas boy, is suddenly uprooted after his mother's death and placed in a boy's boarding school in Maine. There, Jack encounters Early Auden, the strangest of boys, who reads...

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The Serpent's Shadow (The Kane Chronicles Book 3)

The Serpent’s Shadow (The Kane Chronicles Book 3)

Rick Riordan

Carter and Sadie Kane, descendants of the magical House of Life, are in pretty big trouble. Despite their bravest efforts, Apophis, the giant snake of Chaos, is still threatening to plunge the world into eternal darkness. Now the...

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The Word Hunters: The Lost Hunters (Book 2)

The Word Hunters: The Lost Hunters (Book 2)

Nick Earls, Terry Whidborne

In their previous adventure, Lexi and Al thought they had seen it all, but nothing could prepare them for the realisation that their missing grandfather is a word hunter too and has been lost in the past. Only Lexi and Al can save...

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Our Australian Girl: Meet Daisy (Book 1)

Our Australian Girl: Meet Daisy (Book 1)

Michelle Hamer, Lucia Masciullo

It's 1930 and Daisy lives on a farm, where she loves riding her horse, Jimmy, through the paddocks. Times are tough, and when her father loses his job, Daisy and her little sister, Flora, are sent to Melbourne to live with their...

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The Hangman's Revolution (W.A.R.P. Book 2)

The Hangman’s Revolution (W.A.R.P. Book 2)

Eoin Colfer

F B I agent Chevie Savano is trapped in a nightmare future. Unless she can return to 19th-century London and change the course of history, millions will die. Luckily she has Riley the boy magician and a Victorian gangster with...

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Nanny Piggins and the Race to Power 8

Nanny Piggins and the Race to Power 8

R.A. Spratt

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Wild Born (Spirit Animals Book 1)

Wild Born (Spirit Animals Book 1)

Brandon Mull

Four children separated by vast distances all undergo the same ritual, watched by cloaked strangers. Four flashes of light erupt, and from them emerge the unmistakable shapes of incredible beastsNa wolf, a leopard, a panda, a...

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House of Secrets

House of Secrets

Chris Columbus, Ned Vizzini

HOUSE OF SECRETS follows three siblings and their family as they are forced to move to a mysterious new house in San Francisco and end up embarking on a journey to retrieve a dark book of untold power. The first story in an epic...

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Diary of a Rugby Champ

Diary of a Rugby Champ

Shamini Flint, Sally Heinrich

Marcus Atkinson is a rugby champ (not!). But his dad is convinced that Marcus has magic in his legs ...

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Last Thirteen: #1 13

Last Thirteen: #1 13

James Phelan

Kidnapped from school and finding out his parents aren't who he thinks they are, Sam is suddenly running from danger at every turn. Nothing will ever be the same again. With his life and identity shattered, Sam's salvation is...

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Yamashita'S Gold: the Debt Instalment Five

Yamashita’S Gold: the Debt Instalment Five

Phillip Gwynne

The Debt was the worst thing to have come into my life. It had almost killed me about a dozen times in a dozen different ways. But here I was wanting, willing, it to contact me. To give me the next instalment.After Rome, Dom has...

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No Stars at the Circus

No Stars at the Circus

Mary Finn

A cross between The Boy in Striped Pyjamas and The Diary of Anne Frank.

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Eric Vale off the Rails

Eric Vale off the Rails

Michael Gerard Bauer, Joe Bauer

Eric is really in trouble this time. Principal Porter thinks he has gone completely OFF THE RAILS! But Eric's side of the story must be told. It all started with a book called All About Aliens that his best friend Chewy...

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39 Clues Cahills vs Vespers: #6 Day of Doom

39 Clues Cahills vs Vespers: #6 Day of Doom

David Baldacci

The bestselling series returns with an even deadlier challenge, as a new enemy is revealed to be searching for The 39 Clues too... Amy and Dan's race to save the hostages reaches its thrilling conclusion. Who will be victorious?...

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The Surprise Attack of Jabba the Puppett

The Surprise Attack of Jabba the Puppett

Tom Angleberger

Dark times have fallen on McQuarrie Middle School. Dwight's back--and not a moment too soon--the gang face a new Menace: the FunTime Educational Program. FunTime is driving everyone at McQuarrie crazy, the students turn to Origami...

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The Great Wall of Lucy Wu

The Great Wall of Lucy Wu

Wendy Wan-Long Shang, Jennifer Ung

A humorous and heartwarming debut about split cultural identities, and all the ways life fails to go according to plan for sixth-grader Lucy Wu. [T]hought-provoking, funny, and incredibly heartwarming. N Booklist.

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No Stars to Wish on

No Stars to Wish on

Zana Fraillon

A little boy's spirit shines amid some dark truths in this tender and memorable novel about being taken from home and put in an orphanage.

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Thea Stilton and the Legend of the Fire Flowers

Thea Stilton and the Legend of the Fire Flowers

Geronimo Stilton

The Thea Sisters are in Hawaii to compete in an international hula festival. The mouselets are having a great timeNuntil they learn that the festival is located on the side of a volcano that is about to erupt! The Thea Sisters...

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Jamie Brown is NOT Rich

Jamie Brown is NOT Rich

Adam Wallace

Jamie Brown is NOT Rich is a brand new story for 6-10 year olds that will have them laughing from start to finish.

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 Special priceCreatures of Magic

Creatures of Magic

Maree Fenton-Smith, Lilly Piri

Witches next door. Strange transformations in the night. Hooded figures on the street. And a new friend. When Violet Brown and her magical family move in next door, Anna's world becomes much more exciting -- and dangerous. Violet...

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 Read reviewThe Apprentices

The Apprentices

Maile Meloy, Ian Schoenherr

The Apprentices is a magical blend of fantasy and reality that sparkles with life and adventure - a delightful sequel to the much-loved The Apothecary. Illustrations are from Ian Schoenherr.

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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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Refuge

Refuge

Jackie French

Refuge centres around a 14-year-old Afghan boy who spent much of his life in Pakistani refugee camps before making the voyage from Indonesia to Australia. As the boat crashes against the rocks of Christmas Island he loses...

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Brotherhood of Thieves 1: The Wardens

Brotherhood of Thieves 1: The Wardens

Stuart Daly

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 Read reviewWest of the Moon

West of the Moon

Margi Preus

A captivating new novel about 19th century immigration to America.

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Diary of a Taekwondo Master

Diary of a Taekwondo Master

Sally Heinrich, Shamini Flint

Marcus Atkinson is a taekwondo master (not!). But his dad is convinced that Marcus has magic in his kicks.

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Dragonkeeper 4: Blood Brothers

Dragonkeeper 4: Blood Brothers

Carole Wilkinson (Author)

Now in paperback, the next instalment in the best-selling and award-winning Dragonkeeper series! The year is 325. The powerful Han Dynasty is a distant memory and tribes of barbarian soldiers fight over what was once the Empire....

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The World of Norm: May Cause Irritation: Book 2

The World of Norm: May Cause Irritation: Book 2

Jonathan Meres

The second hilarious title in the award-winning, laugh-out-loud series, The World of Norm. Perfect for fans of Tom Gates and Diary of a Wimpy Kid

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Dream On, Amber

Dream On, Amber

Emma Shevah

Amber is facing up to life without Dad. He left when she was little, but now she really needs him, and if he isn't coming back she'll have to dream up other ways to sort things out. But replying to her little sister's 'Dear Dad'...

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Nowhere to Run

Nowhere to Run

Jude Watson

The Cahill family has a secret. For five hundred years, they have guarded the 39 Clues - thirty-nine ingredients in a serum that transforms whomever takes it into the most powerful person on earth. Now the serum is missing. Dan...

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The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell: Book 1

The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell: Book 1

Chris Colfer

This fast-paced adventure series uniquely combines our modern day world with the enchanting realm of classic fairytales from author Chris Colfer, star of television's Glee

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Lio: Making Friends

Lio: Making Friends

Mark Tatulli, William Alcott, Anna Thomas

Creepy, crawly, slimy, and awesome! Welcome to the darkly detailed world of spiky-haired Lio.

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The World of Norm: May Contain Nuts: Book 1

The World of Norm: May Contain Nuts: Book 1

Jonathan Meres

The first hilarious title in the award-winning, laugh-out-loud series, The World of Norm. Perfect for fans of Tom Gates and Diary of a Wimpy Kid

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Whatever After: #1 Fairest of All

Whatever After: #1 Fairest of All

Sarah Mlynowski

A fresh, modern spin on a classic fairy tale from acclaimed author Mlynowski. An uproariously funny read. The swift pace of the tale and nonstop action . . . will enchant readers from the first page. N Booklist.

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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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 Read reviewBig Nate Boredom Buster 1

Big Nate Boredom Buster 1

Lincoln Peirce

The perfect companion or introduction to the highly successful Big Nate books. Packed with laughs and 224 pages of creative activities this book is great value for money. Big Nate is created by Lincoln Peirce, who inspired Jeff...

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Smile

Smile

Raina Telgemeier, Stephanie Yue

Raina wants to be a normal 12-year-old. But when she trips and falls, severely injuring her two front teeth, she begins a long, frustrating journey with braces, surgery, hideous headgear and even a retainer with fake teeth...

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Hank Zipzer: Who Ordered this Baby? Definitely Not Me!

Hank Zipzer: Who Ordered this Baby? Definitely Not Me!

Henry Winkler, Lin Oliver

Love the new CBBC series? Read the original books! TV tie-in edition of the New York Times bestselling series about the hilarious adventures of a cheeky, loveable hero.

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The World of Norm: May Be Contagious: Book 5

The World of Norm: May Be Contagious: Book 5

Jonathan Meres

The fifth hilarious title in the award-winning, laugh-out-loud series, The World of Norm. Perfect for fans of Tom Gates and Diary of a Wimpy Kid

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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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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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Hank Zipzer 11: The Curtain Went Up, My Trousers Fell Down

Hank Zipzer 11: The Curtain Went Up, My Trousers Fell Down

Henry Winkler, Lin Oliver

Love the new CBBC series? Read the original books! TV tie-in edition of the New York Times bestselling series about the hilarious adventures of a cheeky, loveable hero

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Through the Skylight

Through the Skylight

Ian Baucom, Justin Gerard

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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 Search for WondLa

The Search for WondLa

Tony DiTerlizzi

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The Pirate Company: On the Trail of the Golden Toucan

The Pirate Company: On the Trail of the Golden Toucan

Susan Cason

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Beast Quest: Solak Scourge of the Sea: Series 12 Book 1

Beast Quest: Solak Scourge of the Sea: Series 12 Book 1

Adam Blade

Battle fearsome beasts and fight evil with Tom and Elenna in the bestselling adventure series for boys and girls aged 7 and up.

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Alice-Miranda at Sea

Alice-Miranda at Sea

Jacqueline Harvey

Alice-Miranda is set for a luxurious cruise abroad the royal yacht Octavia, where Aunty Gee is hosting the wedding of Aunt Charlotte and Lawrence Ridley. Wild weather and rumours of a jewel thief throw the travellers into turmoil,...

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Goblin Secrets

Goblin Secrets

William Alexander

Hoping to find his lost brother, Rownie escapes the home of the witch Graba and joins a troupe of goblins who perform in Zombay, a city where humans are forbidden to wear masks and act in plays. A National Book Award finalist.

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Vanishing Acts

Vanishing Acts

Leslie Margolis

Life is confusing for seventh-grader Maggie, who must track down a missing person and find out who is behind a string of dog eggings at the local dog run, while also dealing with issues involving her brother, two of her friends.

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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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Floods 12: Bewitched

Floods 12: Bewitched

Colin Thompson

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 Special priceBig Nate All Work and No Play: A Collection of Sundays

Big Nate All Work and No Play: A Collection of Sundays

Lincoln Peirce

Big Nate is big news! Big Nate books have sold more than 4.5 million copies and been on theNew York Timesbest-seller list for more than a year.

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 Read reviewCartboy and the Time Capsule

Cartboy and the Time Capsule

L.A. Campbell

A laugh-out-loud debut novel about sixth grader Hal Rifkind - unfortunately nicknamed 'Cartboy' - and his horribly historic, hilarious year. Ages 8-12.

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The Second Forever

The Second Forever

Colin Thompson

Save the world - but live forever. Peter and Festival have a terrifying choice to make ...When Peter and his friend Festival destroyed the book called How To Live Forever so it could no longer work its spell, they didn't know it...

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Ellie McDoodle: Best Friends Fur-Ever

Ellie McDoodle: Best Friends Fur-Ever

Ruth McNally Barshaw

Ellie McDoodle is bringing home a new pet-now you can bring it home in a fresh new package for paperback!

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Hope Is a Ferris Wheel

Hope Is a Ferris Wheel

Robin Herrera

Hope Is a Ferris Wheel is the tender story of a girl who discovers friendship and confidence when she starts a poetry club at her new school.

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Ash Mistry and the World of Darkness

Ash Mistry and the World of Darkness

Sarwat Chadda

Rick Riordan did it for Greece. Now Sarwat Chadda does it for India... Book three in the incredible action-adventure trilogy about Ash Mistry, reluctant hero and living weapon of the death goddess Kali.

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 Read reviewLook into My Eyes

Look into My Eyes

Lauren Child

Hey, buster! Normal life is a total yawn. Break out of boredom with Ruby Redfort, the super-awesome new creation from multi-million-copy bestseller Lauren Child...

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The School for Good and Evil

The School for Good and Evil

Soman Chainani

A dark and enchanting fantasy adventure perfect for girls who prefer their fairytales with a twist.

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 Read reviewBig Nate Compilation 2: Here Goes Nothing

Big Nate Compilation 2: Here Goes Nothing

Lincoln Peirce

A second super-sized, super-funny compilation of all the most hilarious moments from Big Nate's long running, much-loved comic strip, originally published in newspapers and on the Web at comics.com. Big Nate is...

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 Read reviewCode Crimson: Arkie Sparkle Treasure Hunter 1

Code Crimson: Arkie Sparkle Treasure Hunter 1

Petra James

The biggest treasure hunt in the world is about to begin. Eleven-year-old Arkie Sparkle's archaeologist parents have been kidnapped. With the help of her genius cousin TJ and basset hound Cleo, she must find seven treasures across...

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Murder Mysteries 3: Dying to be Famous

Murder Mysteries 3: Dying to be Famous

Tanya Landman

Third in a series of brilliantly addictive, tightly plotted murder mysteries featuring the irrepressible Poppy Fields.

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The Nim Stories

The Nim Stories

Wendy Orr, Kerry Millard

A bind-up edition of two exciting adventure stories by Wendy Orr - Nim's Island and Nim at Sea . Nim's Island was a major international movie, and now there's a second action-packed movie inspired by Nim at Sea , called Return to...

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The Fairy Detective Agency: Operation Bunny

The Fairy Detective Agency: Operation Bunny

Sally Gardner, David Roberts

A quirky series about a fairy detective agency brimming with mystery and magic by million-copy selling author Sally Gardner, and illustrated by bestselling artist, David Roberts.

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The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls

The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls

Claire Legrand, Sarah

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Little Celeste

Little Celeste

Dawn McNiff

A heart-warming tale about magic, responsibility, mothers and daughters Eleven-year-old Shelley only leaves her bedroom for two minutes, but when she gets back, there's a real, true-life, lavender-eyed baby on her bed. It can't...

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 Read reviewBureau of Mysteries

Bureau of Mysteries

H.J. Harper, Nahum Ziersch

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Lizzy Bennet's Diary

Lizzy Bennet’s Diary

Marcia Williams

Published to coincide with the 200th anniversary of Pride and Prejudice, this is a glorious retelling of Jane Austen's most famous novel from the point of view of Lizzy Bennet, its feisty heroine.

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Our Australian Girl: Nellie's Greatest Wish (Book 4)

Our Australian Girl: Nellie’s Greatest Wish (Book 4)

Penny Matthews, Lucia Masciullo

Nellie returns to Adelaide, where a shock awaits her. A reunion with someone from her past has the power to fulfil the wishes she made when she first arrived in Australia... A dramatic conclusion to the Nellie books that will have...

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 Read reviewDoodlepalooza

Doodlepalooza

Lincoln Peirce

Packed with laughs, this companion to the bestselling Big Nate series is 224 pages of activities and fun! Big Nate is created by Lincoln Peirce, who inspired Jeff Kinney, author of `Diary of a Wimpy Kid'.

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On the Blue Comet

On the Blue Comet

Rosemary Wells, Bagram Ibatoulline

Trains and time travel spur one boy's thrilling adventure as he seeks to rejoin his father in a new classic from Wells and Ibatoulline. OAn entertaining evocation of silver-screen and steel-train glamour.ON The New York Times Book...

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The 26-Storey Treehouse

The 26-Storey Treehouse

Andy Griffiths, Terry Denton

If you're like most readers, you're probably wondering just how Andy and Terry met. Well, it's a long story, but a pretty exciting one, and it's mostly true! Come on up, choose a hammock, and they'll tell you all about it (just...

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39 Clues Cahills Vs Vespers: #5 Trust No One

39 Clues Cahills Vs Vespers: #5 Trust No One

Linda Sue Park

The bestselling series returns with an even deadlier challenge, as a new enemy is revealed to be searching for The 39 Clues too... Amy and Dan's race to save the hostages continues. Where will it lead them next?

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On Orchard Road

On Orchard Road

Elsbeth Edgar

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Luka and the Fire of Life

Luka and the Fire of Life

Salman Rushdie

IMAGINEyou are Luka, a twelve-year-old boy who has to save the life of the storyteller father you adore. While Haroun was written as a gift for his first son, Luka and the Fire of Life, the story of Haroun's younger brother, is a...

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Saving Thanehaven

Saving Thanehaven

Catherine Jinks

A fast-paced story with a hilarious combination of characters that pushes the boundaries of space and time. Imagine if you discovered your whole world was actually in a computer? Ages 10-14.

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Love, Aubrey

Love, Aubrey

Suzanne LaFleur

Something terrible has happened. Eleven-year-old Aubrey is on her own. She's determined to hide away and take care of herself, because facing the truth is too much to bear. But with the love of her grandmother and the letters she...

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The Last Dragonslayer (The Last Dragonslayer, Book 1)

The Last Dragonslayer (The Last Dragonslayer, Book 1)

Jasper Fforde

COMING TO YOUR TV ON SKY1 THIS CHRISTMAS Jasper Fforde's first work for a younger generation of readers: hilarious, offbeat and bewitching, this is the start of a Dragonslayer trilogy

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The Tiffin

The Tiffin

Mahtab Narsimhan

Every day in the vast and vibrant city of Bombay, thousands of dabbawalla delivery-men transport hundreds of thousands of prepared lunches in tiffin boxes, straight from workers' homes and into their offices. Even though the city...

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The Word Hunters: The Curious Dictionary (Book 1)

The Word Hunters: The Curious Dictionary (Book 1)

Nick Earls, Terry Whidborne

When twins Lexi and Al Hunter stumble upon an old dictionary their world as they know it changes. They are blasted into history to hunt down the words that threaten to vanish from our past and our present. Their lives and the...

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 Read reviewWhite Ninja

White Ninja

Tiffiny Hall

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Missing, Presumed Evil: Troubletwisters 4

Missing, Presumed Evil: Troubletwisters 4

Garth Nix, Sean Williams

Magical twins, mystery and danger, unexplained events, and an Evil that refuses to be contained ... Book four in the gripping series from fantasy masters Garth Nix and Sean Williams.

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 Read reviewGoldrush

Goldrush

Steven Lochran

Described as 'Alex Rider joins the X-men!' this is an exciting, action-packed new superhero series. Fourteen-year-old Sam Lee has a secret. He is Goldrush, the newest and youngest member of Vanguard Prime, a team of elite...

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Private Peaceful

Private Peaceful

Michael Morpurgo

A stunning edition of this modern classic of World War One, featuring an introduction by the author and insightful testimonies from soldiers.

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Sun Sword 1: Quest for the Sun Gem

Sun Sword 1: Quest for the Sun Gem

Belinda Murrell

Original publication and copyright date: 2006.

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War Horse

War Horse

Michael Morpurgo

Originally published in Great Britain in 1982, this moving story tells of thetruest of friendships in the worst of wars, as a horse is sold from his farm, taken from the gentle boy who was his master, to serve in the military...

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Sun Sword 3: The Snowy Tower

Sun Sword 3: The Snowy Tower

Belinda Murrell

Even with the Sun Gem and the Moon Pearl safely sewn into the hem of Roana's cloak, the quest is far from over. Lord Lazlac is planning to marry Queen Ashana to secure his rule of Tiregian, and the queen cannot escape or rebel...

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Racing the Moon

Racing the Moon

Michelle Morgan

Thirteen-year-old Joe Riley gets up to all sorts of mischief in this unsentimental portrait of Sydney during the Depression.

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Alice-Miranda In New York: Alice-Miranda 5

Alice-Miranda In New York: Alice-Miranda 5

Jacqueline Harvey

Alice-Miranda is in bustling New York City. It's a blur of skyscrapers, hot dog carts, chats with zoo animals and classes at Mrs Kimmel's School for Girls, right next to glorious Central Park. Her family's glamorous department...

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The Last Dragon Chronicles: The Fire Ascending: Book 7

The Last Dragon Chronicles: The Fire Ascending: Book 7

Chris D'Lacey

Guaranteed to be incredible, fantastical and the ultimate page-turner, this final title in The Last Dragon Chronicles brings together the amazing characters and wonderful worlds that Chris d'Lacey has drawn on throughout the...

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Drama

Drama

Raina Telgemeier

Callie loves theater and this year she's determined to create a set worthy of Broadway on a school budget. But how can she, when she doesn't know much about carpentry, ticket sales are down, and the crew members aren't working...

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Battle Of The Jade Horse

Battle Of The Jade Horse

Alison Lloyd

Far from the capital a group of bandits challenge the Emperor's rule. At stake are hundreds of priceless war horses and the power of the mighty Chinese empire. Even best friends, Hu and Ren, find themselves on opposite sides, torn...

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Time Trap: Arkie Sparkle Treasure Hunter 2

Time Trap: Arkie Sparkle Treasure Hunter 2

Petra James

Eleven-year-old Arkie Sparkle's archaeologist parents have been kidnapped. With the help of her genius cousin TJ and basset hound Cleo, she must find seven treasures across the seven continents in seven days. The biggest treasure...

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Same Sun Here

Same Sun Here

House Silas, Vaswani Neela, Hilary Schenker

A 12-year-old Indian immigrant girl in New York City and a Kentucky coal miner's son become pen pals, and eventually best friends, through a series of revealing letters exploring such topics as environmental activism, immigration,...

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Templeton Twins Have An Idea

Templeton Twins Have An Idea

Ellis Weiner, Jeremy Holmes

Abigail and John, the Templeton twins, and their dog Cassie, foil a pair of inept kidnappers intent on stealing one of their father's newest inventions.

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Pennies For Hitler

Pennies For Hitler

Jackie French

Angus & Robertson an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.

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Shimmer

Shimmer

Jennifer McBride, Lynda Nixon

Kora is a powerful genie sent away against her will. Her homeland is threatened and she's been banished to earth for her own safety. David's life is in chaos and Kora might be just what he needs. But commanding a genie is...

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The World of Norm: May Produce Gas: Book 3

The World of Norm: May Produce Gas: Book 3

Jonathan Meres

The third hilarious title in the award-winning, laugh-out-loud series, The World of Norm. Perfect for fans of Tom Gates and Diary of a Wimpy Kid

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Blackwell Pages: Loki's Wolves: Book 1

Blackwell Pages: Loki’s Wolves: Book 1

K. L. Armstrong, M. A. Marr

Delve deep in to the world of Norse mythology with a new 9-12 adventure series from two New York Times bestselling authors!

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Look into my eyes

Look into my eyes

Lauren Child

Hey, buster! Normal life is a total yawn. Break out of boredom with Ruby Redfort, the super-awesome teen detective series from multi-million-copy bestseller Lauren Child...

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Drake the Dragonboy

Drake the Dragonboy

Rebecca Schultz

Drake DramcoAzAzAzs father is head of Thermodynamics is Dragonlandand has even invented a force field to protect the dragonfolk from theterrifying Quintas. Drake thinks his father is a superhero even

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Goosebumps Most Wanted: #1 Planet of the Lawn Gnomes

Goosebumps Most Wanted: #1 Planet of the Lawn Gnomes

Stine,R,L

Includes an excerpt from the hardcover edition of Goosebumps Wanted: the haunted mask.

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SHRUNK!

SHRUNK!

Fleur Hitchcock, Andy Parker

A squirrel, a hot dog stand, the planet Jupiter...what will get shrunk next? After Tom moves in with his grandmother next to the Bywater-by-Sea Model Village, he makes a wish on a shooting star and gets the curious ability to...

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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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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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Pookie Aleera Is Not My Boyfriend

Pookie Aleera Is Not My Boyfriend

Steven Herrick

Award-winning author Steven Herrick's latest book is a heart-warming tale about friendship, grief and the importance of baked goods. In a country town, in a school just like yours, the kids in Class 6A tell their stories.

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The Great Galloon

The Great Galloon

Tom Banks, John Kelly

THE GREAT GALLOON is a humorous CAPTAIN PUGWASH meets MONTY PYTHON adventure perfect for reading aloud and for growing readers looking for a silly, funny book.

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Mosquito Advertising: The Crunch Campaign

Mosquito Advertising: The Crunch Campaign

Kate Hunter

An exciting middle - reader adventure about a modern neighbourhood gang with all the charm of the Famous Five. Mosquito Advertising is home from New York when the shocking news breaks: the government is banning advertising for...

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Pizza Cake

Pizza Cake

Morris Gleitzman

A collection of stories that lets you save ten lives with a paperclip, discover how a big banana can ruin your sister's holiday, make a new friend with a garbage bin, develop a taste for sheep's spleen and chips, bounce on a...

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How to Train Your Dragon: How to Steal a Dragon's Sword: Book 9

How to Train Your Dragon: How to Steal a Dragon’s Sword: Book 9

Cressida Cowell

The hilarious exploits of Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third - the smallish Viking with a longish name. Can he become the Hero everyone expects him to be? Read the bestselling series that inspired the hit DreamWorks film How to...

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The Adventures of Scarygirl

The Adventures of Scarygirl

Nathan Jurevicius

A dazzling mystery adventure in a gloriously colorful, wordless graphic novel, featuring the lovable Scarygirlbeloved by millions of fans internationally When Scarygirl is abandoned at on a remote peninsula at the large friendly...

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My Totally Awesome Story

My Totally Awesome Story

Pat Flynn, Peter Carnavas

A school-based comedy about a fearless boy named Duane. As he fills in his writing workbook with his wicked stories and cartoons, Duane hilariously details his run-ins with the deputy principal, his misadventures with his best...

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 Special priceEverything's Amazing (sort of)

Everything’s Amazing (sort of)

Liz Pichon

Back to school, but it's not all bad. We're entering Rooster in a dog show, the School Disco and my birthday are coming up so this term's going to be amazing! Mostly because Delia's not invited to any of these. There's only one...

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Darius Bell and the Crystal Bees

Darius Bell and the Crystal Bees

Odo Hirsch

When something mysterious starts happening to the bees on the Bell estate, Darius soon discovers there's a lot more at stake than the honey they produce.

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Four Children and It

Four Children and It

Jacqueline Wilson

Tells the story of four children who discover a way to make wishes come true. This book shows you the relationship between step-sisters Rosalind and Smash, just as they love the story of sisters Jodie and Pearl in My Sister Jodie...

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The Kingdom of the Lost Book 2: The Cloud Road

The Kingdom of the Lost Book 2: The Cloud Road

Isobelle Carmody

The exciting second book in Isobelle Carmody's award-winning KINGDOM OF THE LOST series for 8+. Adventure and danger follow Bily, Zluty, Redwing and the monster as they cross a barren desert and journey over high stony mountains...

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 Read reviewBarry Loser: I am Not a Loser: Tom Fletcher Book Club 2017 title

Barry Loser: I am Not a Loser: Tom Fletcher Book Club 2017 title

Barry Loser

I've never minded that my name's Barry Loser because my coolness has always cancelled it out, but ever since Darren Darrenofski joined school with his horrible little crocodile face he's been completely ruining my life about it.

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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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Irina the Wolf Queen

Irina the Wolf Queen

Leah Swann

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The Brilliant World of Tom Gates

The Brilliant World of Tom Gates

Liz Pichon

This takes the form of Tom's battered homework diary - crammed with his doodles and stories.

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Mortimer Revealed: the Grimstones 2

Mortimer Revealed: the Grimstones 2

Paul Seden, Asphyxia, Karen Briggs

The second magnificent adventure for Martha Grimstone. Discover the secrets that lie in Mortimer's crypt, in this sweetly gothic fairytale told in a collage of words, photos and drawings.

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 Read reviewThe Tunnels of Tarcoola

The Tunnels of Tarcoola

Jennifer Walsh

When Martin goes exploring under the cliffs with his friends David and Andrea, and his sister Kitty, they find every kid's dream: a network of tunnels running under the park, with a secret exit under a mysterious ruined house.

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City of Lies: the Keepers 2

City of Lies: the Keepers 2

Lian Tanner

Now in paperback. In the last few months she had had more than a dozen messages from the museum, asking when she was going to take up her position as Fifth Keeper. Tonight she would reply. 'Never.'

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Eric Vale Epic Fail

Eric Vale Epic Fail

Michael Gerard Bauer, Joe Bauer

Ever had a STUPID nickname? A ROTTEN run of bad luck? A BEST friend who just looks on the BRIGHT side-even when the bright side looks BLACK? Well, Eric Vale's got all three, and they're pushing him towards the EPIC-EST of...

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 Read reviewThe Apothecary

The Apothecary

Maile Meloy

It's 1952 and the Scott family has moved unexpectedly from Los Angeles to London. Janie feels uncomfortable in her strange new school, until the local apothecary promises her a remedy for homesickness. But the real cure is meeting...

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Disaster Chef

Disaster Chef

Meredith Costain (Author)

Ollie and Julian are identical twins. Ollie love sports while Julian spends most of his time in the kitchen, cooking. Julian enters the Junior Maestro Chef competition and is going to be on national television, but when he falls...

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The Spin

The Spin

Rebecca Lisle

An orphan boy's triumph over adversity, with help from a fire-breathing, winged horse Stormy is an orphan and a kitchen skivvy. Can Stormy save Thirteen, defeat the dark forces at work within the Academy and prove himself...

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 Read reviewThe Truth About Verity Sparks

The Truth About Verity Sparks

Susan Green

An adventure/mystery with a dash of the supernatural thrown in; The Truth About Verity Sparks is packed with chases through the dark alleys of London, seances in high-class dining rooms, pet pythons named Anthony and Cleopatra,...

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Constable & Toop

Constable & Toop

Gareth P. Jones, Aron Wiesenfeld

A darkly comic Dickensian ghost story from Blue Peter Award winner Gareth P. Trouble is afoot on the 'other side' - there is a horrible disease that is mysteriously imprisoning ghosts into empty houses in the world of the living....

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Little Chef, Big Curse

Little Chef, Big Curse

Tilney Cotton

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 Read reviewThe Beginner's Guide to Revenge

The Beginner’s Guide to Revenge

Marianne Musgrove

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Thai-no-mite!

Thai-no-mite!

Oliver Phommavanh

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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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Nanny Piggins and the Daring Rescue

Nanny Piggins and the Daring Rescue

R.A. Spratt

When Mr Green is held against his will by a grateful nation of Pacific Islanders, it is up to Nanny Piggins to rush to the tropical paradise and rescue him. But only after dabbling in a spot of bungy jumping and trying to seduce...

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Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library

Chris Grabenstein

In this cross between Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and A Night in the Museum, Agatha Award winner Grabenstein uses rib-tickling humor to create the perfect tale for his quirky characters. Old fans and new readers will...

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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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Sun Sword 2: Voyage of the Owl

Sun Sword 2: Voyage of the Owl

Belinda Murrell

Ethan, Lily, Saxon and Roana have cracked the code, only to find that the Moon Pearl is being sent by ship to the land of the invaders. The four children must give chase to save the precious stone! The fisherfolk can help. So can...

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The Feral Child Series: The Unicorn Hunter: Book 2

The Feral Child Series: The Unicorn Hunter: Book 2

Che Golden

Dark faeries, ancient evil and epic adventure: the spellbinding sequel to The Feral Child.

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Mountain Wolf

Mountain Wolf

Rosanne Hawke

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A Nest for Celeste: A Story About Art, Inspiration, and the Meaning of Home

A Nest for Celeste: A Story About Art, Inspiration, and the Meaning of Home

Henry Cole

Celeste is a mouse who is looking for a home. Is it nestled in the toe of a warm boot In the shirt pocket of Celeste's new friend Joseph, who is Audubon's apprentice Or is home the place deep inside Celeste's heart, where...

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The Ultimate Truth: Travis Delaney Investigates

The Ultimate Truth: Travis Delaney Investigates

Kevin Brooks

Award-winning author Kevin Brooks launches an exciting new detective series for boys of 10+.

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Captain Underpants and the Terrifying Return of Tippy Tinkletrousers (Captain Underpants #9)

Captain Underpants and the Terrifying Return of Tippy Tinkletrousers (Captain Underpants #9)

Dav Pilkey

In this ninth epic novel, Pilkey takes readers back in time to the carefree days of kindergarten, when the worst thing George and Harold had to face was NOT evil mad scientists or alien cafeteria ladies but a sixth-grade bully...

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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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War Horse

War Horse

Michael Morpurgo

In the deadly chaos of the First World War, one horse witnesses the reality of battle from both sides of the trenches.

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The Storm Makers

The Storm Makers

Jennifer E. Smith

A rich new 9-11 adventure filled with friendship and mystery in the tradition of Lauren St John and Eva Ibbotson

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The Winter Pony

The Winter Pony

Iain Lawrence

An account--from the point of view of a pony--of what it was like to be part of Captain Robert Scott's 1910 expedition to reach the South Pole before rival Roald Amundsen.

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Whale Boy

Whale Boy

Nicola Davies

Michael, a young boy growing up on the tropical island of Rose Town, has been saving up for his own fishing boat for years. But when a terrible storm wrecks his home, Michael is forced to take a job working for a rich, mysterious...

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A Riley Bloom Novel: Dreamland

A Riley Bloom Novel: Dreamland

Alyson Noel

The third book in the moving and upliftingly Riley Bloom series, exploring one girl's adventures in the afterlife - from the bestselling author of The Immortals.

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 Read reviewThe Accidental Princess

The Accidental Princess

Jen Storer, Lucia Masciullo

Matilda and Iris Valentine don't get along they're as different as sisters can be. When Matilda steals Iris's lucky penny and hides it in the lilac hedge, she receives a strange pinch mark on her hand. Little does she know she has...

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Dolphin Rescue: Mission Fox Book 3

Dolphin Rescue: Mission Fox Book 3

Justin D'Ath

Harry and Jordan might seem like your average pair of identical twins, but don't be fooled! Along with their giant dog, Myrtle, they're the members of Mission Fox: Animal Rescue. Even when they're on a tropical island holiday,...

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Take Your Last Breath

Take Your Last Breath

Lauren Child

Hey, buster! Normal life is a total yawn. So break out boredom with multi-million-copy bestselling author Lauren Child, and meet your new favourite heroine... Ruby Redfort: detective, secret agent, thirteen-year-old kid.

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Our Australian Girl: Alice of Peppermint Grove (Book 3)

Our Australian Girl: Alice of Peppermint Grove (Book 3)

Davina Bell, Lucia Masciullo

The war is over, summer has arrived and Alice is filled with hope that life with her family will finally return to normal. However, as peace is negotiated overseas, nothing at home goes as expected.

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 Read reviewViolet Mackerel's Natural Habitat (Book 3)

Violet Mackerel’s Natural Habitat (Book 3)

Anna Branford, Sarah Davis

Violet Mackerel has a new theory. It is the Theory of Helping Small Things. So when Violet makes friends with a tiny ladybird called Small Gloria, she wants to give her a helping hand. But sometimes it's hard to know the best way...

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Excellent Excuses (And Other Good Stuff)

Excellent Excuses (And Other Good Stuff)

Liz Pichon

This takes the form of Tom's battered homework diary - crammed with his doodles and stories. No school for two whole weeks! (Yeah!) I can forget ALL about lessons (and irritating things like Marcus Meldrew). And concentrate on...

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Our Australian Girl: Alice and the Apple Blossom Fair (Book 2)

Our Australian Girl: Alice and the Apple Blossom Fair (Book 2)

Davina Bell, Lucia Masciullo

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In the Wings

In the Wings

Elsbeth Edgar

Ella Jamison dreams of acting. But it's an impossible dream when you suffer from stage fright. Stuck in the backstage crew for the school play, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Ella watches her friends and conceited new boy Sam tread...

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How to Train Your Dragon: How to Seize a Dragon's Jewel: Book 10

How to Train Your Dragon: How to Seize a Dragon’s Jewel: Book 10

Cressida Cowell

The hilarious exploits of Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third - the smallish Viking with a longish name. Can he become the Hero everyone expects him to be? Read the bestselling series that inspired the hit DreamWorks film How to...

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The Flint Heart

The Flint Heart

Katherine Paterson, Professor of Law John Paterson (University of Aberdeen), John Rocco

A robust and wildly entertaining fairy tale, freely abridged from Eden Phillpotts' 1910 fantasy and wryly retold by Katherine and John Paterson. This humorous, hearty, utterly delightful fairy tale is the sort for an entire family...

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 Read reviewPippi Longstocking

Pippi Longstocking

Astrid Lindgren, Lauren Child

Pippi Longstocking, Astrid Lindgren's nine-year-old heroine, burst onto the bookshelf in 1945 and has remained a firm favourite with children the world over. Here her story is illustrated with flair and humour by Lauren Child,...

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The Daring Escape of Beatrice and Peabody

The Daring Escape of Beatrice and Peabody

Kimberly Newton Fusco

When Pauline is sent to work for another carnival, Bee is lost.Then a scruffy dog shows up, as unwanted as she, and Bee realizes that she must find a home for them both.

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The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary Volume 3

The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary Volume 3

Jeff Kinney

Once more we experience on the big screen Greg Heffley's hilarious and sometimes chaotic life. School hasn't changed, and Greg is still trying to successfully navigate teachers, peers and hormones in an attempt to survive...

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The Son of Neptune (Heroes of Olympus Book 2)

The Son of Neptune (Heroes of Olympus Book 2)

Rick Riordan

Percy Jackson, son of Poseidon, God of the Sea, has woken from a very deep sleep and come face to face with two snake-haired ladies who refuse to die. But they're the least of his problems. Because Percy finds himself at a camp...

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Murder Mysteries 1: Mondays Are Murder

Murder Mysteries 1: Mondays Are Murder

Tanya Landman

First in a series of brilliantly addictive, tightly plotted murder mysteries featuring the irrepressible Poppy Fields.

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Phyllis Wong and the Forgotten Secrets of Mr Okyto

Phyllis Wong and the Forgotten Secrets of Mr Okyto

Geoffrey McSkimming

A junior Jonathan Creek-style mystery story in which the clever and resourceful amateur magician, Phyllis Wong helps solve numerous crimes including the thefts of a missing diamond necklace and the most valuable painting ever to...

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Finally

Finally

Wendy Mass

The author of 11 Birthdays delivers once again with this humorous, touching, and abundantly charming novel about a girl who has been waiting her whole life to turn 12.

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 Read reviewWhat the Raven Saw

What the Raven Saw

Samantha-Ellen Bound

An unlikely hero. An extraordinary story. The raven doesn't want you to read his story. What if you find out the location of his treasure? Or worse, what if you learn his secret - that ravens can talk? But you should read it, even...

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Elf Girl and Raven Boy: Monster Mountains: Book 2

Elf Girl and Raven Boy: Monster Mountains: Book 2

Marcus Sedgwick, Pete Williamson

A second hilarious adventure for Elf Girl and Raven Boy as they continue their quest to save their world in MONSTER MOUNTAINS.

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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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Bad Grammar

Bad Grammar

Nathan Luff (Author), Heath McKenzie (Illustrator)

Bad Grammar. The prestigious reform school for gentlemen, bullies and warriors. When Marcus Grady arrives at Bourkely Boys Grammar he soon realises it's called Bad Grammar by the students for a reason. There's no way that Marcus...

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Life According to... Alice B. Lovely

Life According to… Alice B. Lovely

Karen McCombie

Edie Evans is sick of being treated like a kid. And she doesn't, repeat, doesn't need a babysitter! And then along comes the strange, the shy, the captivating Alice B. Lovely. But is Alice B. Lovely too good to be true? But then...

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Small as an Elephant

Small as an Elephant

Richard Jacobson Jennifer

Jack's mom is gone, leaving him all alone on a campsite in Maine. Can he find his way back to Boston before the authorities realize what happened? With nothing but a small toy elephant to keep him company, Jack begins the long...

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Snake Escape: Mission Fox Book 1

Snake Escape: Mission Fox Book 1

Justin D'Ath

Jordan, Harry and Myrtle are on a mission to rescue an escaped pet snake. Bella is a giant hungry python who's spied a cockatoo for breakfast. Can Mission Fox save the day without getting tied up in knots?

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Reaching Out Messages of Hope

Reaching Out Messages of Hope

UNICEF, Mariah Kennedy

As the UNICEF Australia Young Ambassador, Mariah created Reaching Out: Messages of Hope as a fundraising project and all royalties will be donated to UNICEF.

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That Boy, Jack

That Boy, Jack

Janeen Brian

Can Jack live with a lie just to keep those he cares about happy? Best friends Jack and Gilbert made a pact when they were younger - promising to work together in the copper mines, just like their fathers and other Cornish...

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Dragon Frontier

Dragon Frontier

Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning

Jake Polson and his family are starting a new life on the American Frontier. Twelve-year-old Jake is proud to drive the lead wagon; he's in charge of the oxen and minding his Ma and little sister. But tragedy strikes and Jake must...

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Happily Never After: Modern Cautionary Tales

Happily Never After: Modern Cautionary Tales

Mitchell Symons

From bestselling revolting reference expert Mitchell Symons comes this wickedly funny modern take on Hilaire Belloc's Cautionary Verses. Tiffany: who couldn't put down her mobile phone and died a horrible death; Bill: whose...

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Caesar the War Dog

Caesar the War Dog

Stephen Dando-Collins

This hero has four paws and a wagging tail! Based on the true stories of heroic military and service dogs who save countless lives. At the kennels, Caesar the chocolate labrador doesn't look special. But Corporal Ben Fulton sees...

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Alice-Miranda Shows the Way

Alice-Miranda Shows the Way

Jacqueline Harvey

Alice-Miranda has a birthday to celebrate, and the village show to look forward to! The highlight of the day is going to be the horse race, but Rockstar the prize racehorse is refusing to leave the stables - until Alice-Miranda...

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A Nest for Celeste: A Story About Art, Inspiration, and the Meaning of Home

A Nest for Celeste: A Story About Art, Inspiration, and the Meaning of Home

Henry Cole

Celeste is a mouse who spends her days weaving baskets, until one day when she is thrust into the world above. Here Celeste encounters danger--and affection--unlike anything she's ever imagined.

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Sea Quest: Stengor the Crab Monster: Special 1

Sea Quest: Stengor the Crab Monster: Special 1

Adam Blade

Dare you dive into Sea Quest?

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Welcome to Weirdsville: Happyland: Book 1

Welcome to Weirdsville: Happyland: Book 1

I. M. Strange

If you go down to Weirdsville today, you better not go alone . . . A spine-tingling new series for fans of Goosebumps that will have you hiding beneath the covers!

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The Keeper

The Keeper

Rosanne Hawke

Twelve-year-old Joel hasn't had it easy - the school bully picks on him and his parents abandoned him long ago. He lives with his over-protective gran, who won't even let him enter a fishing competition. Joel reckons having a new...

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The Key

The Key

Michael Grant

Sometimes one hero isn't enough - sometimes you need a full dozen. Mack's search for his dazzling dozen continues in the third instalment of this hilarious, action-packed fantasy series by the New York Times bestselling author of...

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Ghost Club 3: A Transylvanian Tale

Ghost Club 3: A Transylvanian Tale

Deborah Abela

When a ghost appears at the annual Ghost Club convention, there are plenty of ghost - catchers on hand to help - but there's more to this ghost's story than you might think . . . Edgar, Angeline and Dylan are off to the annual...

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Wilma Tenderfoot and the Case of the Rascal's Revenge

Wilma Tenderfoot and the Case of the Rascal’s Revenge

Emma Kennedy

The fourth book in the laugh-out-loud-till-you-can't-breathe-and-tears-are-running-down-your-face WILMA TENDERFOOT series, by award-winning TV comedy actress and scriptwriter Emma Kennedy.

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The Victory Dogs

The Victory Dogs

Megan Rix

Bark and Howl are two puppies, born on the London underground Sheba is an elderly one-eared cat When the Blitz begins, how will they survive? It's the start of the Second World War and Bark and Howl are lost in the dark maze of...

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Murder Mysteries 2: Dead Funny

Murder Mysteries 2: Dead Funny

Tanya Landman

Second in a series of brilliantly addictive, tightly plotted murder mysteries featuring the irrepressible Poppy Fields.

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Friend or Foe

Friend or Foe

Michael Morpurgo

Evacuated from London, David and Tucky feel like the war is a long way away from their new life in the countryside. Then one night, the distant crump of bombing brings the war back to them and shatters their new-found peace. When...

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The Haunted School

The Haunted School

Deborah Abela

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Book Uncle and Me

Book Uncle and Me

Uma Krishnaswami

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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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Wolfie

Wolfie

Emma Barnes, Emma Chichester Clark

Lucy has always longed for a dog. But not one this big. Or with such sharp teeth. Or with such a hungry look in its eyes. Lucy realises her new pet is not a dog...but a wolf. Not only that, but a wolf with magical powers. A...

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Dear Scarlett

Dear Scarlett

Fleur Hitchcock

A funny, moving and absorbing story about a young girl's attempts to learn more about her dead father through the objects she finds in a cardboard box he left her. Scarlett and her friend Ellie go on a quest, following the clues...

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Changing Yesterday

Changing Yesterday

Sean McMullen

It's 1901, and Battle Commander Liore has travelled back in time to stop a war that will rage for over a hundred years. But time itself is against her. Whenever she changes history, a new beginning to the war emerges and the world...

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The Amazing Spencer Gray

The Amazing Spencer Gray

Deb Fitzpatrick

Spencer Gray is twelve -- finally old enough to join Dad in his glider. His mates are going to be so jealous! Going up is awesome -- but when disaster strikes, Spencer will need to be nothing short of amazing. Ages 8+.

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The Messenger Bird

The Messenger Bird

Ruth Eastham

Nathan's father has been arrested. He works for the Ministry of Defence and is accused of leaking top secret information. But as he is dragged into a police car, he gives Nathan a message. Nathan begins to follow the clues, but...

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 Read reviewWild Boy

Wild Boy

Rob Lloyd Jones

This is a flendishly pacy mystery-adventure story for 9+ readers, set in the seamy, smoggy underworld of Victorian London. Dripping with atmosphere and gothic gore, Wild Boy will appeal to fans of Sherlock...

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 Read reviewThe Extincts

The Extincts

Veronica Cossanteli

George helps out at Wormestall Farm, a hidden sanctuary for extinctly strange animals that shouldn't be here: dodos, dragons and dinosaurs. But if evil animal-stuffer Diamond Pye gets her way they won't be alive for much longer...

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Invisible Girl

Invisible Girl

Kate Maryon

Gabriella Midwinter used to have a home. She wasn't invisible back then... For fans of Cathy Cassidy and Jacqueline Wilson, a stunning new novel from the author of SHINE, GLITTER, SEA OF STARS and A MILLION ANGELS.

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Guardians #2: E.Aster Bunnymund and the Warrior Eggs at the Earth's Core

Guardians #2: E.Aster Bunnymund and the Warrior Eggs at the Earth’s Core

William Joyce

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On The Blue Comet

On The Blue Comet

Rosemary Wells, Bagram Ibatoulline

Trains and time travel spur one boy's thrilling adventure as he seeks to rejoin his father in a new classic from Wells and Ibatoulline.

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Samurai Kids 8: Black Tengu

Samurai Kids 8: Black Tengu

Sandy Fussell (Author), Rhian Nest James (Illustrator)

The eighth and final instalment. The samurai kids are finally back in Japan, but not at their ryu in the Tateyama Mountains. Instead, Sensei has taken them to the snowy lands of Ezo -- the place of his birth where he must face his...

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The Haunting of Charity Delafield

The Haunting of Charity Delafield

Ian Beck

Flame-haired Charity la Touche has grown up in a vast, isolated house - most of which she is forbidden to explore - by her strict, cold father. With only her kindly nurse, Rose, and her cat Mr Tompkins for company, she knows very...

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The Boy Who Swam with Piranhas

The Boy Who Swam with Piranhas

David Almond, Oliver Jeffers

Multi-award-winning author David Almond brings us a joyfully life-affirming and fabulously fishy tale about one boy's journey from anguish to joy.

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The Grunts in Trouble

The Grunts in Trouble

Philip Ardagh, Axel Scheffler

Mr and Mrs Grunt, who are neither clean nor clever, live with their adopted - in fact, abducted - son, Sunny, in a donkey-drawn caravan. Together the unusual family find themselves in frankly improbable but very funny adventures...

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Infinity Ring: #2 Divide and Conquer

Infinity Ring: #2 Divide and Conquer

Carrie Ryan

Dak, Sera and Riq might be in over their heads when they attempt to stop a Viking invasion! Hundreds of ships carrying thousands of warriors are laying siege to medieval Paris. The Parisians are holding their own, but the...

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Miss Understood

Miss Understood

James Roy

Lizzie doesn't mean to do the wrong thing ... she's just misunderstood. Lizzie has a history of misunderstandings, but the latest one is bad enough to get her expelled from Our Lady of the Sacred Wimple College. So now she's going...

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Mosquito Advertising: The Blade Brief

Mosquito Advertising: The Blade Brief

Kate Hunter

Katie is in trouble with the adults in her life. Mosquito Advertising is taking up all her time and school seems boring and irrelevant. Katie promises she'll lift her game but things get complicated when Barry Sharp, billionaire...

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Ellie McDoodle: Have Pen, Will Travel

Ellie McDoodle: Have Pen, Will Travel

Ruth McNally Barshaw

Ellie captures all the excruciating and funny details of a dreaded camping trip in her secret journal. Complete with games, songs, weird facts, and more, Ellie's sketch diary soon reveals she's actually having fun! Perfect for...

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The Sleeping Baobab Tree

The Sleeping Baobab Tree

Paula Leyden, Gillian Hibbs

A funny, heartwarming story set in modern-day Zambia.

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Dragonkeeper 4: Blood Brothers

Dragonkeeper 4: Blood Brothers

Carole Wilkinson (Author)

Now in paperback, the next instalment in the best-selling and award-winning Dragonkeeper series! The year is 325. The powerful Han Dynasty is a distant memory and tribes of barbarian soldiers fight over what was once the Empire....

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Red

Red

Libby Gleeson

Red can't remember the cyclone she went through. In fact, she can't remember anything: her name, where she lived, who her family might be. What can she do to find out who she is and where she belongs?

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The Wreck of the Zanzibar

The Wreck of the Zanzibar

Michael Morpurgo

Life on the Sicily Isles in 1907 is bleak and full of hardship. Laura's twin brother, Billy, disappears, and then a storm devastates everything. It seems there's little hope... that is until the Zanzibar is wrecked on the island's...

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Brumby Mountain (Diamond Spirit 5)

Brumby Mountain (Diamond Spirit 5)

Karen Wood

Jess ran out to the front gate. 'What are you doing? Where are you going?' 'I'm going to stop those brumby runners.' Luke wrenched open the door of the ute and climbed in.

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Toothiana, Queen of the Tooth Fairy Armies

Toothiana, Queen of the Tooth Fairy Armies

William Joyce

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The Dragon Princess: And other tales of Magic, Spells and True Luuurve

The Dragon Princess: And other tales of Magic, Spells and True Luuurve

E. D. Baker

Spells, dragons, werewolves, witches, wizards, true love, and three hilarious adventures in one fantastic volume, by the author of The Frog Princess, the inspiration for Disney's recent hit movie

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The Secret Hen House Theatre

The Secret Hen House Theatre

Helen Peters

Since the death of her mother, Hannah's family life has been somewhat chaotic. Her father is absorbed by running their dilapidated farm, and the four children are increasingly left to their own devices. But when the farm is...

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Penelope Crumb Follows Her Nose: Book 1

Penelope Crumb Follows Her Nose: Book 1

Shawn K. Stout, Penelope Rawlins, Charlie Alder

Good gravy! Penelope Crumb is on a mission to find her grandpa in the first title in this brilliantly funny new series.

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Mordred

Mordred

Colin Thompson

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The Queen and the Nobody Boy

The Queen and the Nobody Boy

Barbara Else, Sam Broad

An adventure story about greed, rebellion, and finding allies in the most unlikely places. Chapter book for children.

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Sammy Feral's Diaries of Weird

Sammy Feral’s Diaries of Weird

Eleanor Hawken, John Kelly, Stephen Perring

An action-packed adventure for boys and girls, with attractive diary layout and fun illustrations.

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Luck of the Buttons, The

Luck of the Buttons, The

Anne Ylvisaker

In Iowa circa 1929, spunky twelve-year-old Tugs Button vows to turn her family's luck around, with the help of a Brownie camera and a small-town mystery that only she can solve.

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Slave Girl

Slave Girl

Alexa Moses

Snappy, witty, page-turning and enormous fun, this is a series that tweens will love. Ages: 10+ thirteen-year-old exchange student Jenna has nabbed an appointment in New York's coolest hair salon, but when her teacher insists she...

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Trust Me Too

Trust Me Too

Paul Collins

'Trust Me Too' features original contributions by 50 of Australia's best known children's authors, poets and illustrators. Stories and poems cover all genres, mystery, romance, crime, fantasy, science-fiction, humour and more.

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Piece of Mind

Piece of Mind

Emily is not your average thirteen year-old girl. She wears the same black dress every day. She loves maths and science. Her best friends are four black cats and she's into old rock and punk music. Emily is anything but typical...

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Bowl Like the Devil

Bowl Like the Devil

Bob Cattell, Keith Sparrow

Tyrone lives and breathes cricket, and he practises all the time, but he's not quite good enough to be picked for the school team. That is, until the day he meets Nick...

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Nicholas St. North and the Battle of the Nightmare King

Nicholas St. North and the Battle of the Nightmare King

William Joyce, Laura Geringer

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City of Lies: the Keepers 2

City of Lies: the Keepers 2

Lian Tanner

Six months have passed since the Great Storm, and Goldie Roth is trapped at home again, this time by the invisible chains of love and guilt. But when Toadspit's sister Bonnie is abducted by a mysterious criminal called Harrow,...

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George and the Big Bang

George and the Big Bang

Lucy Hawking, Stephen Hawking

Eric is involved with a big experiment in Switzerland, looking to explore the earliest moment of the universe. But, there is a group of people who don't think this experiment should go ahead and are planning to sabotage the Grand...

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Rubbish Town Hero

Rubbish Town Hero

Nicola Davies

Chipo and his little sister Gentle live on Papa Fudu's dumpsite in Rubbish Town, searching for valuable things amongst the rubbish to try to stay alive. Life isn't easy - luckily, Chipo has spirit, courage and lots of imagination....

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This Isn't What It Looks Like

This Isn’t What It Looks Like

Pseudonymous Bosch, Gilbert Ford

Cass finds herself alone and disoriented, a stranger in a dream-like, medieval world. With the help of a long-lost relative, she begins to uncover clues and secrets--piecing together her family's history as she fights her way back...

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The High-Skies Adventures of Blue Jay the Pirate

The High-Skies Adventures of Blue Jay the Pirate

Scott Nash

Hoist the Jolly Robin! Fly with a swashbuckling crew as they soar through the air in search of treasure and lofty adventure.

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Goblin Secrets

Goblin Secrets

William Alexander

Hoping to find his lost brother, Rownie escapes the home of the witch Graba and joins a troupe of goblins who perform in Zombay, a city where humans are forbidden to wear masks and act in plays.

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The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making

The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making

Catherynne M Valente, Ana Juan

Twelve-year-old September lives in Omaha, and used to have an ordinary life. One day, September is met at her kitchen window by a Green Wind (taking the form of a gentleman in a green jacket), who invites her on an adventure,...

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Safari Adventure

Safari Adventure

Willard Price

And with a gang leaving behind a blood-stained trail of terror and torture, the heat is on for the brothers to solve the string of mysterious murders - before they too become victims .

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SHINE

SHINE

Kate Maryon

A wonderful novel from a major new voice in tween girl fiction, with a stunning new cover look. Tiff's mum is a thief and she's about to get caught...

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The Abominables

Sharon Rentta, Eva Ibbotson

When Agatha Farlingham is kidnapped by a yeti in Tibet she soon discovers that the hairy monster is a clever and noble beast. But his children are in danger and he needs her help. So she sends them on a top-secret journey to...

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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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Alien Schoolboy's Z-A Guide to Earthlings

Alien Schoolboy’s Z-A Guide to Earthlings

Ros Asquith

Flowkwee, visiting Earth in schoolboy disguise, has put together this Z-A guide to help other bamboozled aliens get to grippers with the primitive planet and its hideous inhabitants.

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