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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Wonder

Wonder

R. J. Palacio

Ten-year-old August Pullman wants to be ordinary. He feels ordinary - inside. But Auggie is far from ordinary. Born with a terrible facial abnormality, he has been home-schooled by his parents his entire life. Now, Auggie's...

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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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PathFinder: A TodHunter Moon Adventure

PathFinder: A TodHunter Moon Adventure

Angie Sage

Tod has grown up a PathFinder, one of an ancient seafaring tribe. Her mother, who died when Tod was young, had a very different history. She was from a mysterious magykal desert-dwelling family. When Tod's father disappears she is...

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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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Big Switch: Kaboom Kid #1

Big Switch: Kaboom Kid #1

David, J. V. McGee, Jules Faber

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Playing Up: Kaboom Kid #2

Playing Up: Kaboom Kid #2

David, J. S. Black, Jules Faber

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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

Hunted by Lord Mortlake, Tom, Quinn, Elanor and Sebastian flee for cover. The unicorn leads them into the darkness of the Witchwood, where they meet Wilda the witch. Can she be trusted? Danger surrounds, but there's no time 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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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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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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Impossible Quest: #1 Escape from Wolfhaven Castle

Impossible Quest: #1 Escape from Wolfhaven Castle

Kate Forsyth

Tell your lord to beware, the wolves smell danger in the wind. Wolfhaven Castle has been attacked, and only four escape capture...Tom, trained to scrub pots, not fight; Elanor, the Lord's daughter; Sebastian, a knight in...

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Head Over Heart

Head Over Heart

Colette Victor

Thirteen-year-old Zeyneb is an ordinary girl juggling friends, boys and family. But, as a good Muslim girl attracted to a non-Muslim boy, she has more difficult choices. Can she be true to both cultures? And now she's a woman in...

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Loot: How to Steal a Fortune

Loot: How to Steal a Fortune

Jude Watson

Hijinks, heists, and high-octane action in Jude Watson's new middle-grade blockbuster!

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Star Wars: Jedi Academy : Return of the Padawan (#2)

Star Wars: Jedi Academy : Return of the Padawan (#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: Origami Yoda Book 6

Emperor Pickletine Rides the Bus: Origami Yoda Book 6

Tom Angleberger

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

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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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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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4

James Phelan

13 books. 13 nightmares. 1 destiny. Are you one of them? You're always going to be too late, boy. After a dramatic sea rescue in Japan, Sam meets powerful friends ready to help him in his quest for the Dream Gate. He sets off for...

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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 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

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

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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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Templeton Twins Make a Scene : Book 2

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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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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 Read reviewTwo Wolves

Two Wolves

Tristan Bancks

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

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 Read reviewThree Doors: #2 Silver Door

Three Doors: #2 Silver Door

Emily Rodda

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

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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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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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 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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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

You know what it's like when your mum goes away on a business trip and Dad's in charge. She leaves a really, really long list of what he's got to do. And the most important thing is DON'T FORGET TO GET THE MILK. Unfortunately,...

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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

When her parents announce the family is going on the Holiday of a Lifetime instead of renovating the kitchen, Anna is convinced it will be one Potential Disaster after another. She wants to believe the lucky seahorse charm her...

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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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 Read reviewJim's Lion

Jim’s Lion

Russell Hoban, Alexis Deacon

Jim is in hospital. He's frightened. What if the doctors send him somewhere that he can't find his way back from? Nurse Bami tells Jim that he must go to his good place and there, his finder will come looking for him. Everyone...

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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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Our Australian Girl: Daisy In The Mansion (Book 3)

Our Australian Girl: Daisy In The Mansion (Book 3)

Michelle Hamer, Lucia Masciullo

It's 1930 . . . and Daisy has been adopted and whisked away to a beautiful mansion. She's to be a companion to Annie, a girl with a mysterious illness. While Daisy's new life is full of luxuries she could never have imagined, what...

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Eric Vale Super Male

Eric Vale Super Male

Michael Gerard Bauer, Joe Bauer

It's Superheroes Week at school and Eric Vale is in for some SUPER surprises. A killer beast, a giant bully, a mutant orang-utan bear and the dreaded Oogily-Boogily Man await him. This looks like a job for Eric Vale, SUPER MALE!...

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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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Captain Underpants: #10 Revenge of the Radioactive Robo-Boxers

Captain Underpants: #10 Revenge of the Radioactive Robo-Boxers

Dav Pilkey

George and Harold had been turned into evil zombie nerds. But why didn't Captain Underpants save the boys from this frightening fate? Because Tippy Tinkletrousers and his time-traveling hijinks prevented George and Harold from...

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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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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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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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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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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

Winner of the YABBA Awards 2015 (Fiction for Younger Readers Category)  YOU CHOOSE ...Wealth beyond your wildest dreams or deadly pirate's curse! You find an old map while holidaying in...

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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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 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 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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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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You Choose 3: Maze of Doom

You Choose 3: Maze of Doom

George Ivanoff

YOU CHOOSE . . . Master of the maze or eternity in a nightmare labyrinth! You decide to try the lame-looking Maze of Doom at the fun fair. But once inside, you realise that this is no ordinary amusement. The maze is...

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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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EJ12 Girl Hero: #15 Big Brother

EJ12 Girl Hero: #15 Big Brother

Susannah McFarlane

Evil agency SHADOW seems to know everything SHINE is planning. Is there a connection between that and the new arrival at the SHINE Animal Training Centre? All eyes are on Special Agent EJ12. She will need to find out how SHADOW...

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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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Fox Swift

Fox Swift

David Lawrence and Cyril Rioli

Fox Swift is a brilliant and engaging new football book for children. Combining a gripping, laugh-out-loud story with expert football tips and training drills from Hawthorn superstar Cyril Rioli, as well as witty cartoons, Fox...

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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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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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 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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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

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

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 Read 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

It's 1956 . . . and the Melbourne Olympics is over but for Lina the excitement is just beginning. She has a new best friend, the school magazine is a huge hit, and her parents have a surprise that will change everything. When...

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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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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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 Special priceThe 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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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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Nanny Piggins and the Race to Power 8ooks

Nanny Piggins and the Race to Power 8ooks

R.A. Spratt

A vote for Piggins is a vote for cake! In this riveting eighth instalment of Nanny Piggins' adventures, she sets out to thwart Mr Green's political ambitions by running for mayor herself. Her mission - to proudly fight for...

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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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 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 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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 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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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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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 Pirate Company: On the Trail of the Golden Toucan

The Pirate Company: On the Trail of the Golden Toucan

Susan Cason

This is the story of Tom Applecross, who found himself all alone in the world. Until he met up with a gang of pirates. Some would say 'Any port in a storm'. Others would say 'Abandon ship while you've still got the chance!' Tom,...

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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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 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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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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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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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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 Read reviewBureau of Mysteries

Bureau of Mysteries

H.J. Harper, Nahum Ziersch

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

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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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 Special priceThe 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Frost

Frost

Kathryn James

Kathryn James enthralled her readers with MIST. Now Nell and Evan are back - but will they ever be together ...? This magical, haunting story has now been now optioned for a major film.

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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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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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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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Everything'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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Three Doors: #3 Third Door

Three Doors: #3 Third Door

Emily Rodda

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

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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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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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 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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 (Book2)

Our Australian Girl: Alice and the Apple Blossom Fair (Book2)

Davina Bell, Lucia Masciullo

It's 1918 . . . and Alice has never felt lonelier. Her father is missing at sea, her brother Teddy is away at war, and she's not allowed to speak to her best friend anymore. Alice tries to forget her worries by having a stall at...

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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Panda Chase: Mission Fox Book 2

Panda Chase: Mission Fox Book 2

Justin D'Ath

When a truck tips over on the way to the zoo, Mission Fox are on the case to track down Pingwu, the missing Giant Panda. But when Myrtle tries to help, their panda chase ends at the bottom of a water-filled quarry! How will they...

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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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The Spies of Gerander: Gerander Trilogy Book 2

The Spies of Gerander: Gerander Trilogy Book 2

Frances Watts

Alistair, Alice and Alex have returned home safe from their adventures, but now that they know their homeland, Gerander, is in danger they can't sit by and do nothing. Together with their friend Tibby Rose, they join FIG -- an...

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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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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 Adventures of the New Cut Gang

The Adventures of the New Cut Gang

Philip Pullman

Fake coins are turning up all over Lambeth and the finger of suspicion is pointing at Thunderbolt's dad - could he really be the forger? The crime-busting New Cut Gang come to the rescue.

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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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