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

French

This is a combined edition of two titles: Ride the wild wind, originally published 2002; and The book of unicorns, first published 1997.

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Red Dirt Diaries

Red Dirt Diaries

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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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

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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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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 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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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!

Storer, 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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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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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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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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The 52-Storey Treehouse

The 52-Storey Treehouse

Andy Griffiths, Terry Denton

Andy and Terry's incredible, ever-expanding treehouse has 13 new storeys, including a watermelon-smashing level, a wave machine, a life-size snakes and ladders game (with real ladders and real snakes), a rocket-powered...

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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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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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Roses are Blue

Roses are Blue

Sally Murphy (Author), Gabriel Evans (Illustrator)

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 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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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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 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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The Girl from Snowy River (The Matilda Saga, #2)

The Girl from Snowy River (The Matilda Saga, #2)

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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Holiday of a Lifetime: Disaster Diary

Holiday of a Lifetime: Disaster Diary

Megan De Kantzow

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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!

Storer, 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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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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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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 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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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A Very Unusual Pursuit: City of Orphans

A Very Unusual Pursuit: City of Orphans

Catherine Jinks

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

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 Read reviewThe 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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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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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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Amina: Through My Eyes

Amina: Through My Eyes

J.L. Powers, Lyn White

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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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 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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 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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Dork Diaries OMG: All About Me Diary!

Dork Diaries OMG: All About Me Diary!

Rachel Renee Russell

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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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Verity Sparks, Lost and Found

Verity Sparks, Lost and Found

Susan Green (Author)

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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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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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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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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 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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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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 Read reviewShiverton Hall

Shiverton Hall

Emerald Fennell

A deliciously creepy tale that will have readers needing to keep the light on at night . . .

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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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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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 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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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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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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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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 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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You Choose 3: Maze of Doom

You Choose 3: Maze of Doom

George Ivanoff

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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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Three Doors Trilogy Bind-Up

Three Doors Trilogy Bind-Up

Emily Rodda

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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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The Not-So-Goblin Boy and the Dragon King

The Not-So-Goblin Boy and the Dragon King

Kwaymullina Ezekiel

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

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

Sally Rippin, Lucia Masciullo

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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!

Storer, Robertson

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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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 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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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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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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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 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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 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 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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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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General Dourakine

General Dourakine

Comtesse De Segur, Stephanie Smee

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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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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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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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Thea Stilton: #15 Thea Stilton and Legend of the Fire Flowers

Thea Stilton: #15 Thea Stilton and Legend of the Fire Flowers

Thea Stilton

The Thea Sisters are in Hawaii to compete in an international hula festival. The mouselets are having a great time -until they learn that the festival is located on the side of a volcano that is about to erupt! No-one else seems...

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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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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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Three Doors: #1 Golden Door

Three Doors: #1 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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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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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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 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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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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 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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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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Timmy Failure Book 1: Mistakes Were Made

Timmy Failure Book 1: Mistakes Were Made

Pastis Stephan

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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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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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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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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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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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 twin brother and two of her...

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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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 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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 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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 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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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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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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 Read reviewBureau of Mysteries

Bureau of Mysteries

H.J. Harper, Nahum Ziersch

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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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 Special priceLizzy 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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 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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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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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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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

IMAGINE you are Luka, a twelve-year-old boy who has to save the life of the storyteller father you adore. IMAGINE you have two loyal companions by your side: a bear called Dog who can sing and a dog called Bear who can...

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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 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 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

A young brother and sister set off on a dangerous quest to save their captured family and friends - and free their land from the Sadah invaders.

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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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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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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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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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Pennies For Hitler

Pennies For Hitler

French

A companion piece to the bestselling Hitler's Daughter.       

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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Three Doors: #3 Third Door

Three Doors: #3 Third Door

Emily Rodda

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

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Mortimer Revealed: the Grimstones 2

Mortimer Revealed: the Grimstones 2

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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 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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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 Beginner's Guide to Revenge

The Beginner’s Guide to Revenge

Marianne Musgrove

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 Read reviewThe Truth About Verity Sparks

The Truth About Verity Sparks

Susan Green (Author)

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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Thai-no-mite!

Thai-no-mite!

Oliver Phommavanh

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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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 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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Mountain Wolf

Mountain Wolf

Rosanne Hawke

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 Read reviewTruly Tan

Truly Tan

Storer, 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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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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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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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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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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 Read reviewViolet Mackerel's Natural Habitat (Book 3)

Violet Mackerel’s Natural Habitat (Book 3)

Anna Branford (Author), Sarah Davis (Illustrator)

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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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 Flint Heart

The Flint Heart

Katherine Paterson, John Paterson, 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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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 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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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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 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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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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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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That Boy, Jack

That Boy, Jack

Janeen Brian (Author)

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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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 problem...

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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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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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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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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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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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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 voice in 'tween' fiction. Tiff's mum is a thief and she's about to get caught...

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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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