New titles for the Premiers' Reading Challenge 2020

The Painted Ponies

The Painted Ponies

Alison Lester

A little girl whose family runs a travelling show falls in love with some wild ponies...but what will she do when she realises they long to be set free?

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 Read reviewPie 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 reviewDetention

Detention

Tristan Bancks

Sima and her family are pressed to the rough, cold ground among fifty others. They lie next to the tall fence designed to keep them in. The wires are cut one by one.

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Animal Farm: The Graphic Novel

Animal Farm: The Graphic Novel

George Orwell, Odyr

A beautiful graphic adaptation of George Orwell's timeless and timely allegorical novel.

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White Bird: A Graphic Novel

White Bird: A Graphic Novel

R J Palacio

A powerful, unforgettable graphic novel from the world of Wonder, by globally bestselling and award-winning author R J Palacio.

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 Read reviewAll of the Factors of Why I Love Tractors

All of the Factors of Why I Love Tractors

Davina Bell, Jenny Lovlie

When Frankie McGee insists on borrowing yet another book about tractors, his mum crumbles. She begs him to read a book about something else - cars, planes, cranes, trains - anything! Frankie launches into all of the various,...

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 Read reviewThe Surprising Power of a Good Dumpling

The Surprising Power of a Good Dumpling

Wai Chim

A novel about growing up in a migrant Asian family with a mother who is suffering from mental illness from the highly commended author of Freedom Swimmer

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Funny Bones

Funny Bones

Kate Temple, Jol Temple, Oliver Phommavanh

If you think you've heard every funny story there is then think again ... Funny Bones is a super-huge collection of rib-tickling stories, cartoons, comics, jokes and much, much more that's bound to get even the most serious kid...

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Kulinmaya! Keep listening, everybody!

Kulinmaya! Keep listening, everybody!

Mumu Mike Williams

A magnificent celebration of Kunmanara Williams' life and art and the land rights movement in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) lands of Central Australia.

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Real Pigeons Splash Back (Real Pigeons, Book 4)

Real Pigeons Splash Back (Real Pigeons, Book 4)

Andrew McDonald, Ben Wood

The world's greatest crime-fighting pigeons are making a BIG SPLASH as they try to solve the most puzzling mysteries yet.  

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 Read reviewSick Bay

Sick Bay

Nova Weetman

Two very different Grade 6 girls meet in their school sick bay.

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 Read reviewZanzibar

Zanzibar

Catharina Valckx

An uplifting, warmhearted early chapter book about a crow, who proves you can move mountains (or even dromedaries) and perform truly heroic deeds if you believe in yourself.

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We All Sleep

We All Sleep

Ezekiel Kwaymullina, Sally Morgan

Acclaimed mother-and-son-team Sally Morgan and Ezekiel Kwaymullina take readers on a journey through a day, celebrating the interconnectedness of people and animals in lyrical language and sumptuous colour.

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 Read reviewArgh! There's a Skeleton Inside You!

Argh! There’s a Skeleton Inside You!

Idan Ben-Barak, Julian Frost

A funny picture book about a fascinating concept in science by the highly successful duo who brought us Do Not Lick This Book (it's full of germs) - the award-winning author of Small Wonders, and the animator behind the wildly...

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 Read reviewAngel Mage

Angel Mage

Garth Nix

From fantasy master Garth Nix comes a new world of angels, heroes, gunpowder and high magic.

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Tilly

Tilly

Jane Godwin, Anna Walker

Jane Godwin and Anna Walker have created a wistful, enchanting and timeless story about an old house, a young girl, and how the small things we hold dear stay with us always.

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The Search for the Silver Witch: Polly and Buster (Book 3)

The Search for the Silver Witch: Polly and Buster (Book 3)

Sally Rippin

A magical tale of friendship, adventure and having the courage to do what's right, The Search for the Silver Witch is the bewitching finale to the much-loved Polly and Buster trilogy, written and illustrated by award-winning...

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Guts

Guts

Raina Telgemeier

Raina Telgemeier once again brings us a thoughtful, charming, and funny true story about growing up and gathering the courage to faceand conquer your fears.

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I See, I See.

I See, I See.

Robert Henderson

A dynamic interactive picture book for two, designed to be read right side up and upside down at the same time. Suitable for readers of Press Here and Do Not Lick This Book.

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Sportopedia

Sportopedia

Mr. Mark Long, Adam Skinner

Sportopedia is your ultimate guide to the diverse world of sport. From the best known to the most obscure, this guide showcases team sports, target sports, as well as track and field, aquatic sports and much more.

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 Read reviewYahoo Creek: An Australian Mystery

Yahoo Creek: An Australian Mystery

Tohby Riddle

Throughout the first century or so of Australian settlement by Europeans, the pages of colonial newspapers were haunted by reports of a bewildering phenomenon: the mysterious yahoo or hairy man... But what was it? 

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The Tiny Star

The Tiny Star

Mem Fox, Freya Blackwood

Once upon a time, although this happens all the time, a tiny star fell to earth...

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Clever Crow

Clever Crow

Nina Lawrence, Bronwyn Bancroft

Clever Crow is an endearing and witty tale that follows the exploits of a hungry and very clever crow.  

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Liarbird.

Liarbird.

Laura Bunting, Philip Bunting

Liarbirds learn to lie from the day they hatch. They are the best in the bush at fibbing, faking, fabricating and fake-news creating. Until one lyrebird decides to go straight, and discovers that sometimes even the truth hurts.

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The Unicorn Quest

The Unicorn Quest

Kamilla Benko

In an antique-filled mansion, sisters Claire and Sophie find a ladder to the magical land of Arden, where wraiths roam freely, unicorns have disappeared, and the guilds of magic no longer trust each other.

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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 creep......

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Mr Chicken All Over Australia

Mr Chicken All Over Australia

Leigh Hobbs

Australia is full of big things, and Mr Chicken wants to see them all. A triumph from the 2016-2017 Australian Children's Laureate.

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Fearless Frederic

Fearless Frederic

Felice Arena

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Sleep Tight, Platypup

Sleep Tight, Platypup

Renee Treml

Poor little Platypup is frightened of the dark. What is that shadow? Who made that noise?

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Encyclopedia of Grannies

Encyclopedia of Grannies

Eric Veille

An offbeat book full of word play and humour, answering all your questions about grandmas-especially the ones you never thought to ask.

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Goodbye House, Hello House

Goodbye House, Hello House

Margaret Wild, Ann James

A joyful story about moving house and embracing change from a much-loved, award-winning team.

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 Special priceLeaf Stone Beetle

Leaf Stone Beetle

Ursula Dubosarsky, Gaye Chapman

Leaf Stone Beetle is a gentle and charming tale about a leaf, a stone and a beetle whose lives are disrupted by a storm. They lose their communities, their homes and their moorings, but by chance and effort they find solace and...

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For Whom the Ball Rolls (Dog Man, Book 7)

For Whom the Ball Rolls (Dog Man, Book 7)

Dav Pilkey

The Supa Buddies have been working hard to help Dog Man overcome his bad habits. But soon Dog Man finds himself the target of an all-new supervillain! Meanwhile, Petey the Cat has been released from jail and starts a new life. But...

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Malala's Magic Pencil

Malala’s Magic Pencil

Malala Yousafzai, Kerascoet

In this beautifully illustrated volume, the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize shares a story from her childhood in Pakistan that shows younger readers the world view that allowed her to hold on to hope even in the most...

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The Adventures of Anders

The Adventures of Anders

Gregory Mackay

Anders, Bernie and Eden are best friends and are always on the lookout for new adventures. In these three exciting stories, discover an unknown comet, explore an extinct volcano and find your way through a castle maze.

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Oi Duck-billed Platypus!

Oi Duck-billed Platypus!

Kes Gray, Jim Field

A brilliantly funny, rhyming read-aloud picture boo. Jam-packed with animals and silliness! From the bestselling, multi-award-winning creators of Oi Frog.

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Lemonade Jones and the Great School Fete (Lemonade Jones, Book 2)

Lemonade Jones and the Great School Fete (Lemonade Jones, Book 2)

Davina Bell, Karen Blair

A haunted house. A giant rainbow slide. And delicious donuts from Clark Dark's dad's donut van. Lemonade Jones's school fete is going to be as sparkly and fun as a shook-up bottle of fizzy drink.

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 Special priceThe Runaways

The Runaways

Ulf Stark, Kitty Crowther

Grandson and grandpa run away together for a one-night adventure. This novel is filled with warmth and humour, from one of the world's best writers for children.

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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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How to Save the Whole Stinkin' Planet

How to Save the Whole Stinkin' Planet

Lee Constable, James Hart

How to Save the Whole Stinkin' Planet will take you on a garbological adventure like no other. From diving into the rubbish bin and delving into landfill, to rummaging through the recycling and digging about in compost.

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Miss Kraken

Miss Kraken

Nicki Greenberg

The minute we saw Miss Kraken, we all knew it was going to be a bad year.

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The Second Adventures of Princess Peony

The Second Adventures of Princess Peony

Nette Hilton, Lucinda Gifford

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Super Science Stars (Olivia's Secret Scribbles #4)

Super Science Stars (Olivia’s Secret Scribbles #4)

Meredith Costain, Danielle McDonald

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When I Was a Child

When I Was a Child

Andy Stanton, David Litchfield

A gorgeous lyrical book celebrating the beauty in the world, no matter how old you are.

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Circle

Circle

Mac Barnett, Jon Klassen

With their usual pitch-perfect pacing and subtle, sharp wit, the multi-award-winning, New York Times -bestselling duo (Caldecott Honor-winning Extra Yarn ) delivers the final wry and resonant tale about Triangle, Square, and...

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Clancy the Quokka

Clancy the Quokka

Lili Wilkinson, Alison Mutton

Here's Clancy the quokka. So friendly and charming. His innocent face is entirely disarming

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Say Something

Say Something

Peter H. Reynolds

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We're Stuck!

We’re Stuck!

Sue DeGennaro

When Turtle races into the lift of Building 24, there is a nod and a blink and a step to the side. A grunt and a sigh and a lean to the right. But what happens when the lift stops moving? Crocodile has a meeting to get to. And...

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Ada Twist and the Perilous Pants (The Questioneers, Book 2)

Ada Twist and the Perilous Pants (The Questioneers, Book 2)

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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 Read reviewImpossible Music

Impossible Music

Sean Williams

In an emotionally compelling tale crackling with originality, when a teen musician goes deaf, his quest to create an entirely new form of music brings him to a deeper understanding of his relationship to the hearing world, of...

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 Read reviewMr Penguin and the Lost Treasure: Book 1

Mr Penguin and the Lost Treasure: Book 1

Alex T. Smith

From the international bestselling creator of Claude, comes a brand new hero - Mr Penguin.

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 Read reviewSecrets of a Schoolyard Millionaire

Secrets of a Schoolyard Millionaire

Nat Amoore

Finding a million dollars in your backyard -- every kid's dream, right? 

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Whisper

Whisper

Lynette Noni

A girl known as Jane Doe who has the power to change reality has been held in a secret government facility for more than two years, but everything changes when she gets a new handler, the mysterious but kind Landon Ward.

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The Bad Guys Episode 10: The Baddest Day Ever

The Bad Guys Episode 10: The Baddest Day Ever

Aaron Blabey

All hail Crown Prince Marmalade! SURRENDER to his evil magnificence! KNEEL before his butt-handed glory! Or...like...DONT!

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The Pigeon HAS to Go to School!

The Pigeon HAS to Go to School!

Mo Willems

Mo Willems' Pigeon is BACK in a hilarious story perfect for those about to start school or nursery.

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Malala: My Story of Standing Up for Girls' Rights; Illustrated Edition for Younger Readers

Malala: My Story of Standing Up for Girls' Rights; Illustrated Edition for Younger Readers

Malala Yousafzai, Patricia McCormick

The extraordinary true story of a young girl's courage in the face of violence and extremism, and an incredible testament to what can be achieved when we stand up for what we believe in.

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 Read reviewInto the Wild (Wolf Girl, Book 1)

Into the Wild (Wolf Girl, Book 1)

Anh Do, Jeremy Ley

A wildly exciting new adventure series from bestselling author Anh Do.

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The Dog with Seven Names

The Dog with Seven Names

Dianne Wolfer

The heart-warming story of a golden-eyed dog in a time of war.

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 Read reviewHotel Flamingo

Hotel Flamingo

Alex Milway

An enchanting four-book series featuring the adventures of Anna and her array of animal friends When young Anna inherits a dilapidated once-grand hotel from her Great Aunt Mathilde, she's determined to restore it to its former...

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The 117-Storey Treehouse

The 117-Storey Treehouse

Andy Griffiths, Terry Denton

Andy and Terry's treehouse now has 13 new storeys, including a tiny-horse level, a pyjama-party room and an Underpants Museum. What are you waiting for?

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The World's Worst Teachers

The World’s Worst Teachers

David Walliams, Tony Ross

Millions of young readers have loved the World's Worst Children tales - now they will revel in this delightfully dreadful collection of the most gruesome grown-ups ever: The World's Worst Teachers. From the phenomenally...

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 Read reviewLove Your Body

Love Your Body

Jessica Sanders

What if every young girl loved her body? Freedom is loving your body with all its imperfections and being the perfectly imperfect you!

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Unmasked (Young Readers' Edition)

Unmasked (Young Readers' Edition)

Turia Pitt

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Bedlam

Bedlam

Derek Landy

The 12th explosive novel in the internationally bestselling Skulduggery Pleasant series, BEDLAM will blow your mind - and change everything...

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Limelight

Limelight

Solli Raphael

Limelight is a unique collection of slam poetry paired with inspirational writing techniques. With over 30 original poems in different forms, the book features the viral video sensation 'Australian Air', which has been viewed 3.5...

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Poison Jungle (Wings of Fire, Book 13)

Poison Jungle (Wings of Fire, Book 13)

Tui,T Sutherland

There are dark secrets in the Poison Jungle, some that Sundew is keeping, and some that she's only just beginning to discover. And now that a new war is upon them, Sundew and her friends must unearth the jungle's oldest...

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 Read reviewBoy Swallows Universe: The International Bestseller

Boy Swallows Universe: The International Bestseller

Trent Dalton

`The most extraordinary writer - a rare talent' Nikki Gemmell An utterly wonderful novel of love, crime, magic, fate and coming of age from one of Australia's most exciting...

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Poppy Field

Poppy Field

Michael Morpurgo, Michael Foreman

As the world commemorates the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, Michael Morpurgo and Michael Foreman have teamed up with the British Legion to tell a new story inspired by the history of the poppy.

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Funny Kid Slapstick (Funny Kid, Book 5)

Funny Kid Slapstick (Funny Kid, Book 5)

Matt Stanton

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Scoop McLaren: Detective Editor

Scoop McLaren: Detective Editor

Helen Castles, Beatriz Castro

Meet Scoop McLaren, top-notch detective editor who runs her very own online newspaper and solves incredible mysteries!

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Ginger Green on the (UN)LUCKIEST Camp Ever!

Ginger Green on the (UN)LUCKIEST Camp Ever!

Kim Kane, Jon Davis

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Weirdomania! (WeirDo, Book 13)

Weirdomania! (WeirDo, Book 13)

Anh Do, Jules Faber

What's a sheep's best wrestling move? The LAMB CHOP! Everyone is going nuts for WRESTLE-CRAZIA -- the coolest wrestling show around!

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A Different Land

A Different Land

Geoff Kelly, Paul Jennings

A twisting tale from Australia's master storyteller.

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 Read reviewPromise

Promise

Alexandra Alt

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Alice-Miranda Keeps the Beat (Alice-Miranda, Book 18)

Alice-Miranda Keeps the Beat (Alice-Miranda, Book 18)

Jacqueline Harvey

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 Read reviewTin Heart

Tin Heart

Shivaun Plozza

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Yours Troolie, Alice Toolie

Yours Troolie, Alice Toolie

Kate Temple, Jol Temple, Grace West

Meet Alice Toolie - seriously famous youtootuber, and lead jellyfish in the school jazz ballet - and absolutely not a good friend of Jimmy Cook in this stand-alone humorous story from the CBC award-winning writers of the Captain...

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Nice Girls Don't Play Footy

Nice Girls Don’t Play Footy

Kathy (Dell'Orifice) Helidoniotis

Can Devi convince her family to let her play AFL when nice girls don't play football?

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The Magnolia Sword: A Ballad of Mulan

The Magnolia Sword: A Ballad of Mulan

Sherry Thomas

When her ailing father is conscripted to fight invaders from the north, Mulan dresses as a man to take his place in the army, but an old enemy and an attraction for her troop's commander complicate her mission.

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Five Feet Apart

Five Feet Apart

Rachael Lippincott, Mikki Daughtry, Tobias Iaconis

In this moving story that's perfect for fans of John Green's The Fault in Our Stars, two teens fall in love with just one minor complication-they can't get within a few feet of each other without risking their lives.

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The Birthday Wars: Yours Troolie, Alice Toolie 2

The Birthday Wars: Yours Troolie, Alice Toolie 2

Kate Temple, Jol Temple, Grace West

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Amazing Ninja! (Ninja Kid, Book 4)

Amazing Ninja! (Ninja Kid, Book 4)

Anh Do, Jeremy Ley

The CIRCUS is coming to town, but what will NINJA Nelson do when BIG TROUBLE arrives at the BIG TOP!

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P.O.O.P of Doom (Cowboy and Birdbrain, Book 2)

P.O.O.P of Doom (Cowboy and Birdbrain, Book 2)

Adam Wallace, James Hart

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