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All the Fun of the Fair (Bad Nana, Book 2)

All the Fun of the Fair (Bad Nana, Book 2)

Sophy Henn

The second book in the wickedly funny series for ages six and up from the creator of Where Bear?, Pass It On and the Pom Pom series, with colour illustrations throughout.

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Pie in the Sky

Pie in the Sky

Remy Lai

El Deafo meets Inside Out and Back Again in this funny, emotional illustrated middle-grade debut about immigrating to Australia, being upstaged by an annoying little brother, baking cakes and overcoming loss.

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 Read reviewDon't Follow Vee

Don’t Follow Vee

Oliver Phommavanh

I'm not on social media, but everyone knows all about my life - from birth - thanks to Mum's Instagram, The Chronicles of Vee. It used to be a bit of fun, but when we got to 100,000 followers, Mum's started to take it way too...

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You Go First

You Go First

Erin Entrada Kelly

Acclaimed author Erin Entrada Kellys fourth novel for tweens is a humorous and poignant page-turner about family, bullying, art, Scrabble, and the challenges of middle school friendships. Fans of Rita Williams-Garcia and Kate...

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The Little Wave

The Little Wave

Pip Harry

When a Manly school sets out to bring a country class to the city for a beach visit, three very different kids find each other and themselves.

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Asha & the Spirit Bird

Asha & the Spirit Bird

Jasbinder Bilan

In an unforgettable adventure set in contemporary India, Asha is guided by a majestic bird which she believes to be the spirit of her grandmother. Together with her best friend, Jeevan, she embarks on a journey across the...

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Louisiana's Way Home

Louisiana’s Way Home

Kate DiCamillo

Louisiana Elefante's granny wakes her up in the middle of the night and tells her they need to leave home immediately, and this time Granny intends for them never to return.

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Fabio The World's Greatest Flamingo Detective: Mystery on the Ostrich Express

Fabio The World’s Greatest Flamingo Detective: Mystery on the Ostrich Express

Laura James, Emily Fox

In a small town on the banks of Lake Laloozee lives the world's greatest flamingo detective.  His name is Fabio. He's not tall or strong, but slight and pink. And he's very, very clever.    It's the...

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The Race for the Red Dragon (Children of the Dragon, Book 2)

The Race for the Red Dragon (Children of the Dragon, Book 2)

Rebecca Lim

Qing sat bolt upright, her head tilted to one side as if she were listening intently. Then the interior of the van went black and a single shot rang out, loud as a cannon.

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Bab Sharkey and the Animal Mummies: The Spongy Void (Book 3)

Bab Sharkey and the Animal Mummies: The Spongy Void (Book 3)

Jessica Roberts, Andrew Hansen

The Chaser's Andrew Hansen teams up again with Jessica Roberts for the third hilarious adventure in the Bab Sharkey and the Animal Mummies series!

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 Read reviewMalamander

Malamander

Thomas Taylor, George Ermos

Nobody visits Eerie-on-Sea in the winter. Especially not when darkness falls and the wind howls around Maw Rocks and the wreck of the battleship Leviathan, where even now some swear they have seen the unctuous Malamander...

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 Read reviewStarfell: Willow Moss and the Lost Day

Starfell: Willow Moss and the Lost Day

Dominique Valente, Sarah Warburton

The most spellbinding new children's fantasy series of 2019, with beautiful black-and-white inside illustrations by Sarah Warburton. Perfect for fans of Cressida Cowell and Nevermoor.

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Pirate Boy of Sydney Town

Pirate Boy of Sydney Town

Jackie French

Twelve-year-old Ben Huntsmore is the son of a shipowner, an only child who loves the farming life on his mother's family estate, Badger's Hill.

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Winston and the Wondrous Wooba Gymnastics Club

Winston and the Wondrous Wooba Gymnastics Club

Tamsin Janu

When Winstons new stepsister to be Macy moves to Woobawittawoo with her dad, life in their small town quickly turns upside down. Winston is thrilled, but Macy is miserable. Wooba might have the Big Bread, but what use is a...

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Emily Lime - Librarian Detective: The Book Case

Emily Lime - Librarian Detective: The Book Case

Dave Shelton

Hilarious crime solving capers at a brilliantly crazy boarding school.

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She Wolf

She Wolf

Dan Smith

Ylva, a young Viking girl, is swept by a storm to England where she is orphaned. Determined to avenge her mother's death, she tracks the killer north. But when a stranger steps in, Ylva has to choose between vengeance and trust.

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Rise of the Dragons

Rise of the Dragons

Angie Sage

When Sirin becomes the first child to lock with a dragon in centuries - forming a deep friendship unlike anything she's ever imagined - she learns that not all dragons have good intentions. And soon she finds herself at the...

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The Great Animal Escapade

The Great Animal Escapade

Jane Kerr

Danny is happy working at Belle Vue Zoo. But then the animals start escaping and, as a former street urchin and pickpocket, suspicion falls on him. Now, he must untangle the mystery of the great animal escapade in order to clear...

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 Read reviewAlex and the Alpacas Save the World

Alex and the Alpacas Save the World

Kathryn Lefroy

Alex is expecting a pretty boring summer. But when Mum takes her to visit her mysterious grandfather on his farm in Tasmania, weird things start to happen... Weirdest of all? Her grandfather's pet alpacas...who can...

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Runaway Robot

Runaway Robot

Frank Cottrell Boyce, Steven Lenton

What if your best friend was a robot?

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Songbird

Songbird

Ingrid Laguna

A unique, tender and heart-warming novel following a young girl's experience as an Iraqi refugee in Melbourne, her desire to belong, and the importance of friendship.

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 Read reviewCharmed Life

Charmed Life

Diana Wynne Jones

Glorious new rejacket of a Diana Wynne Jones classic award-winning favourite, featuring Chrestomanci - now a book with extra bits!

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Mr Walker and the Dessert Delight

Mr Walker and the Dessert Delight

Jess Black, Sara Acton

There's a special anniversary celebration happening at the hotel and everyone is excited - especially Mr Walker!

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Ada Twist and the Perilous Pants

Ada Twist and the Perilous Pants

Andrea Beaty, David Roberts

When Rosie Revere's Uncle Ned gets a little carried away wearing his famous helium pants, it's up to Ada and friends to chase him down. As Uncle Ned floats farther and farther away, Ada starts asking lots of questions: How high...

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The Poppa Platoon in Saving Private Rabbit

The Poppa Platoon in Saving Private Rabbit

Danny Katz, Mitch Vane

The Poppa Platoon are on a new mission! For her ninth birthday, Major Poppa takes Abbie and her best friends to a Fluffy Furry Fuzzy Friendship-Bear Party at a shopping mall. When one of Abbie's friends loses her Fluffy Furry...

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Nullaboo Hullabaloo

Nullaboo Hullabaloo

Fleur Ferris

In faraway Nullaboo, Gemma Hart's day isn't going well. Her family might be evicted from their farm, and her science competition topic is march flies. How can she possibly win against perfect Nina, who gets to study butterflies?...

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Mr Walker Gets the Inside Scoop

Mr Walker Gets the Inside Scoop

Jess Black, Sara Acton

It's all systems go as the staff prepare for the arrival of an important reviewer.

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Accidental Trouble Magnet (Planet Omar, Book 1)

Accidental Trouble Magnet (Planet Omar, Book 1)

Zanib Mian, Nasaya Mafaridik

Welcome, readers, to the imaginative brain of Omar! The combination of Zanib Mian's hilarious text and Nasaya Mafaridik's fantastic cartoon-style illustrations make the PLANET OMAR series absolutely perfect for fans of Tom Gates...

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Squishy Taylor and the Secret Envelope

Squishy Taylor and the Secret Envelope

Ailsa Wild, Ben Wood

A hilarious junior fiction series from Ailsa Wild about solving mysteries, blending families and leaping to conclusions!

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The Bad Guys Episode 9: The Big Bad Wolf

The Bad Guys Episode 9: The Big Bad Wolf

Aaron Blabey

THE SKY GOES DARK. THE CITY TREMBLES. THE SCREAMS BEGIN...and everyone's favourite Wolf has a LOT of explaining to do.

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Real Pigeons Nest Hard

Real Pigeons Nest Hard

Andrew McDonald, Ben Wood

Ever wonder why pigeons always act so weird? It's because they're out there chasing the bad guys and saving your butts!

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Sophia and the Corner Park Clubhouse

Sophia and the Corner Park Clubhouse

Davina Bell

The Corner Park Clubhouse. For Belle, it's an empire. For Lola, it's a canvas. For Maisie, it's a refuge. For Sophia, it is home. Sophia and her lifelong best friends, Belle, Maisie and Lola, are reunited at their...

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The Secret Summer

The Secret Summer

Ali Standish

Discover an island of buried secrets ... A captivating coming-of-age story from the Carnegie-nominated author of The Ethan I Was Before

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 Read reviewSwimming Against the Storm

Swimming Against the Storm

Jess Butterworth

Heartland middle-grade adventure set in the swamps of Louisiana, perfect for fans of Katherine Rundell and Lauren St John

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The Princess in Black and the Science Fair Scare

The Princess in Black and the Science Fair Scare

Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Leuyen Pham

It's mayhem at the science fair! A squishy goo monster is a challenge for the Princess in Black -- but luckily some science-loving princesses are on hand to help. Princess Magnolia is excited. Excited and nervous....

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Elementals: Scorch Dragons (Book 2)

Elementals: Scorch Dragons (Book 2)

Amie Kaufman

After the fateful battle between the ice wolves and scorch dragons, Anders and his twin sister, Rayna, have been reunited. But there's no time for celebrating. Anders and his wolf friend Lisabet are hiding away in the...

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Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson's Journal

Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson’s Journal

Jeff Kinney

In his first journal, middle schooler Rowley Jefferson, Greg Heffley's sidekick, records his experiences and misguided decision to write a biography of Greg, who, in his own mind, is destined to become rich and famous.

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 Read reviewSherlock Bones and the Natural History Mystery

Sherlock Bones and the Natural History Mystery

Renee Treml

A hilariously funny, action-packed mystery, starring the intrepid Sherlock Bones. 

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A Crystal of Time

A Crystal of Time

Soman Chainani

In this fifth instalment in Soman Chainani's New York Times bestselling fantasy series, The School for Good and Evil, Sophie, Agatha, and their friends must find a way to overthrow the sinister evil that twists lies into the truth...

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Dream Riders: Frankie

Dream Riders: Frankie

Jesse Blackadder, Laura Bloom

Without a saddle or bridle, all that's left is the truth. Dream Riders is an exciting new middle-grade series about horses, friendship and being true to yourself. Frankie's dream is more like a nightmare when her new horse...

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Kat Wolfe Takes the Case

Kat Wolfe Takes the Case

Lauren St John

Join brave Kat Wolfe and her animal sidekicks in this second mysterious adventure filled with friendship, freedom and a fierce wild cat!

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You Must Be Layla

You Must Be Layla

Yassmin Abdel-Magied

Layla's mind goes a million miles a minute, so does her mouth - unfortunately her better judgement can take a while to catch up! Although she believes she was justified for doing what she did, a suspension certainly isn't the way...

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No Adults Allowed: Super Sidekicks (Book 1)

No Adults Allowed: Super Sidekicks (Book 1)

Gavin Aung Than

Get ready for superheroes, supervillains and super-hilarious adventures in this brand new series about four young sidekicks, from a New York Times bestselling Australian author!

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Adventure Duck vs Power Pug: Book 1

Adventure Duck vs Power Pug: Book 1

Steve Cole, Aleksei Bitskoff

There's no ducking out - it's time for this ordinary, wise-quacking duck to become . . . A Hero!

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 Read reviewCatch a Falling Star

Catch a Falling Star

Meg McKinlay

This coming-of-age story by multiple-award-winner Meg McKinlay is about loss and grief, dealing with change and fighting to hold on to what you can, while letting go of what you can't.

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Hapless Hero Henrie (House of Heroes Book 1)

Hapless Hero Henrie (House of Heroes Book 1)

Petra James, A. Yi

The first book in a fun, action-packed middle-grade series for heroes in training by Petra James and A. Yi.

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Murder at the Museum (Agatha Oddly, Book 2)

Murder at the Museum (Agatha Oddly, Book 2)

Lena Jones

A second mystery for thirteen-year-old Agatha Oddly - a bold, determined heroine, and the star of this stylish new detective series.

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Whimsy and Woe (Whimsy & Woe, Book 1)

Whimsy and Woe (Whimsy & Woe, Book 1)

Rebecca McRitchie, Sonia Kretschmar

After being abandoned by their thespian parents, Whimsy and Woe Mordaunt are left in the care of their austere Aunt Apoline.    Forced to work in Apoline's boarding house, slaving at the beck and call of...

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The Bigfoot Files

The Bigfoot Files

Lindsay Eagar

From the author of Hour of the Bees comes another captivating story that deftly blurs the line between reality and magic - and will leave you wondering What if?    The Loch Ness Monster. The Frogman. Bigfoot....

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A Great Escape

A Great Escape

Felice Arena

It's a great escape, but will Peter survive it? When Peter's family leaves for a trip across the border, he stays behind. So when the government builds a wall through the city, guarded by soldiers, tanks and ferocious dogs, he's...

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52 Mondays

52 Mondays

Anna Ciddor

A new historical novel from Anna Ciddor, in the same beautiful, classic storytelling tradition as The Family With Two Front Doors.

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 Read reviewTo Night Owl, From Dogfish

To Night Owl, From Dogfish

Meg Wolitzer, Holly Goldberg Sloan

Told almost entirely through emails, this is the exuberant, funny story of two girls who try to get their gay fathers back together. It's a novel about the true meaning of family, written by two exceptional and beloved authors....

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Undercover (Kensy and Max, Book 3)

Undercover (Kensy and Max, Book 3)

Jacqueline Harvey

Kensy and Max are back in London for a mere minute before things begin to heat up - quite literally. Is someone still out to get them? Meanwhile, Granny Cordelia has an important assignment that apparently only they can handle,...

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Ninja Switch! (Ninja Kid, Book 3)

Ninja Switch! (Ninja Kid, Book 3)

Anh Do, Jeremy Ley

Nelson cannot wait for the athletics carnival now that he is a NINJA!

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Our Castle by the Sea

Our Castle by the Sea

Lucy Strange

England is at war. Growing up in a lighthouse, eleven-year old Pet's world has been one of storms, secret tunnels and stories about sea monsters. But now the clifftops are a terrifying battleground, and her family is torn apart...

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Storm Hound

Storm Hound

Claire Fayers

Everyone's puppy is a legend... right? Myth becomes reality in the unlikeliest of places in this fast-paced and funny adventure from Claire Fayers, author of The Accidental Pirates series.

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 Read reviewMelody Trumpet

Melody Trumpet

Gabrielle Tozer

As the daughter of global music superstars, Melody Trumpet was supposed to be extraordinary - a melodic genius to carry on the Trumpet legacy. But, as was discovered when Melody screamed her first out-of-tune note as a...

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 Read review47 Degrees

47 Degrees

Justin D'Ath

Zeelie wonders if they're in danger. When temperatures soar to 47 degrees one hot summer day, 12-year-old Zeelie hopes the nearby bushfires everyone's talking about aren't heading towards her family's new home.What...

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Cowboy and Birdbrain

Cowboy and Birdbrain

Adam Wallace, James Hart

Join Cowboy and Birdbrain on their WACKY adventure, when their boss gives them the following job: URGENT DELIVERY! To: Ship in the Middle of the Ocean. WARNING: Do not get package wet!

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Stella the Unstoppable: The Talent Show Fiasco

Stella the Unstoppable: The Talent Show Fiasco

Richard Newsome

Stella's excess energy and a mishap with a fire extinguisher (and the class guinea pig) have caught the attention of Principal Hinchliffe. In a bid to channel some of that energy into less destructive areas, Stella is given the...

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Mossbelly MacFearsome and the Dwarves of Doom

Mossbelly MacFearsome and the Dwarves of Doom

Alex Gardiner

Roger is just an ordinary boy, in an ordinary world - or so he thinks, until a grumpy dwarf warrior, Mossbelly MacFearsome, appears out of thin air and saves him from the school bully.

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The Snow Spider Trilogy

The Snow Spider Trilogy

Jenny Nimmo

A spine-tingling magical fantasy trilogy from the author of Charlie Bone, Jenny Nimmo.

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The Mysterious World of Cosentino #4: The Silver Thief

The Mysterious World of Cosentino #4: The Silver Thief

Cosentino, James Hart

COSENTINO, THE GRAND ILLUSIONIST is stuck in the centre of Coppertown until the opening of his new magic theatre. He is frozen inside a block of ice . . . or is he? The real Cos is on a mission to stop the supply of...

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Show Stopper! the Susie K Diaries

Show Stopper! the Susie K Diaries

Shamini Flint, Sally Heinrich

Susie K is a fabulous show-stopper (not!) - but her mum is convinced that Susie can make it as the star of the talent quest ...

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The Whispers

The Whispers

Greg Howard

Eleven-year-old Riley's mom has disappeared and Riley knows that if he leaves tributes for the whispers, magical fairies that grant wishes, his mom will come back to him.

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 Read reviewThe Dog Runner

The Dog Runner

Bren MacDibble

'We're gonna starve if we stay here,' Emery said. 'If we're gonna go, best go now.' And he said it like going was something easy. Like all we have to do is walk away. Ella and her brother Emery are alone in a city...

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Bear in the Woods: The Peski Kids Book 2

Bear in the Woods: The Peski Kids Book 2

R.A. Spratt

No one believes April saw an enormous bear in the woods. No one thinks Fin didn't break the Cat Lady's foot. No one wants to know why Loretta bought Dad new underwear. And no one listens to Joe, because he never has much to say....

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 Read reviewSquirm

Squirm

Carl Hiaasen

A wickedly funny adventure about families, nature, and figuring out what's really important, from the Newbury Honor-winning and New York Times bestselling Carl Hiaasen.

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Twin Spin

Twin Spin

Adam Cece

It turns out the worst thing about having an identical twin sister is when they swap places with you, also known as stealing your identity. But of course, no-one would ever be evil or crazy enough to think they could get away...

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Fish Kid and the Lizard Ninja

Fish Kid and the Lizard Ninja

Kylie Howarth

There's a new superhero on the block, with super fishy powers.      Plucked from school and plonked on a boat, Bodhi is now a world away from home and friends. Boredom soon kicks in whilst his parents...

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George and the Great Bum Stampede #1

George and the Great Bum Stampede #1

Cal Wilson, Sarah Davis

Hi, I'm George Pepperton. I love being a Pepperton, I love adventures and I love making lists. How to tell if you are a Pepperton 1. Your mum is an incredible inventor. 2. You have three older sisters, and a brother...

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TC and the Stinkiest Story Ever (in the History of the Universe)

TC and the Stinkiest Story Ever (in the History of the Universe)

Dave Hartley, Peter Baldwin

When TC and his mate Lockie discover that Mrs Mucci, Warners Creek champion pizza maker, has lost her dog, Polpetta, they are on the case. Lockie comes up with the brilliant, but stinky, idea for the two to become poo sleuths....

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Ruby And Olivia

Ruby And Olivia

Rachel Hawkins

Quiet Olivia and brash Ruby, her twin sister's best friend, paired at a summer camp for troublemakers to work in an old mansion, must really unite when strange things begin to happen.

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Dog Man 6: Brawl of the Wild

Dog Man 6: Brawl of the Wild

Dav Pilkey

The SIXTH book in the hilarious series from the creator of Captain Underpants! Is Dog Man bad to the bone? The heroic hound is sent to the pound for a crime he didn't commit! While his pals work to prove his innocence, Dog Man...

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Winnie's Great War

Winnie’s Great War

Lindsay Mattick, Sophie Blackall, Josh Greenhut

Everyone has heard of Winnie-the-Pooh, but not everyone knows about the real Canadian bear who lent him her name. Find out all about how she travelled from Canada to London during WW1 and went on to meet Christopher Robin Milne in...

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A Good Night for Shooting Zombies

A Good Night for Shooting Zombies

Jaco Jacobs, Kobus Geldenhuys

Sometimes the end is just the beginning of a new adventure.

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 Read reviewWatership Down

Watership Down

Richard Adams

A phenomenal worldwide bestseller for over forty years, Richard Adams' spellbinding classic Watership Down is one of the best-loved novels of all time, and resonates just as vividly today as it did nearly half a century ago.

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Grandma Dangerous and the Egg of Glory: Book 2

Grandma Dangerous and the Egg of Glory: Book 2

Kita Mitchell, Nathan Reed

WARNING: DO NOT GIVE THIS BOOK TO YOUR OWN GRANDMA. SHE MIGHT GET IDEAS...

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Amina's Voice

Amina’s Voice

Hena Khan

A Pakistani-American Muslim girl struggles to stay true to her family's vibrant culture while simultaneously blending in at school after tragedy strikes her community.

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 Read reviewTuck Everlasting

Tuck Everlasting

Natalie Babbitt

A beautiful new hardcover gift edition of the unforgettable classic of children's writing about what it truly means to live forever.

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Mary Poppins

Mary Poppins

P. L. Travers, Lauren Child

An exquisite flagship gift edition of an iconic classic, illustrated by the current Waterstones Children's Laureate, Lauren Child.

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