Recent junior and middle fiction from 2015 & 2016

The Wildings: The Hundred Names of Darkness

The Wildings: The Hundred Names of Darkness

Nilanjana Roy

The Nizamuddin cat clan are licking their wounds, slowly recovering after their terrible battle with the ferals from The Shuttered House. But soon they find their beloved Delhi neighbourhood is changing around them, and they...

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Ms. Rapscott's Girls

Ms. Rapscott’s Girls

Elise Primavera

Nestled inside a lighthouse, Great Rapscott School for the Daughters of Busy Parents takes its motto from Amelia Earhart: Adventure is worthwhile in itself. Headmistress extraordinaire Ms. Rapscott couldn't agree more. But her...

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A Scare of a Dare

A Scare of a Dare

Zack Zombie

This series gives insight into the life of a 12-year-old Minecraft Zombie. Zack Zombie has to deal with the usual angst that comes from being a pre-teen zombie attending Minecraft Middle School. With the help of his human friend...

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Squishy Taylor and the First Three Adventures

Squishy Taylor and the First Three Adventures

Ailsa Wild, Ben Wood

A hilarious junior fiction book series from Australian author Ailsa Wild about solving mysteries, blending families and leaping to conclusions quicker than a ninja-gazelle!

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Mistletoe and Murder: A Murder Most Unladylike Mystery Book 5

Mistletoe and Murder: A Murder Most Unladylike Mystery Book 5

Robin Stevens

The fabulously festive fifth mystery from the bestselling, award-winning author of Murder Most Unladylike.

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Curiosity House: The Screaming Statue

Curiosity House: The Screaming Statue

Lauren Oliver, H C Chester

Four orphans are shocked when their beloved friend, sculptor Siegfried Eckleberger, is murdered. As they investigate, they find clues that his death may be tied to the murder of a rich New York heiress as well as to their own...

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Furthermore

Furthermore

Tahereh Mafi

Twelve-year-old Alice Queensmeadow, with the help of her friend Oliver, travels through the dangerous, magical land of Furthermore in order to rescue her missing father and prove her own magical abilities --

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The Five Realms: The Legend of Podkin One-Ear

The Five Realms: The Legend of Podkin One-Ear

Kieran Larwood

A thick white blanket covers the wide slopes of the band of hills known as the Razorback Downs. Podkin is the son of a warrior chieftain. He knows that one day it will be up to him to lead his warren and guard it in times of...

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Dork Diaries: Frenemies Forever

Dork Diaries: Frenemies Forever

Rachel Renee Russell

Nikki Maxwell, Queen of the Dorks, is back in the eleventh instalment of the bestselling series!

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Thea Stilton Special Edition #5: Treasure of the Sea

Thea Stilton Special Edition #5: Treasure of the Sea

Thea Stilton

Thea Stilton and the Thea Sisters are needed to help Aquamarina, the magical land of the ocean!

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The Spider's Song

The Spider’s Song

Dr. Simon Longstaff

The Spider's Song is a remarkable new children's picture book, written by Dr. Simon Longstaff and illustrated by Dutch artist Marc Van de Griendt.

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Dog Zombies Rule (for Now) (Tom Gates, Book 11)

Dog Zombies Rule (for Now) (Tom Gates, Book 11)

Liz Pichon

Tom's got an EXCELLENT PLAN to make DogZombies the BEST band in the WHOLE WIDE WORLD! How hard can it be?

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The Quite Big Book of Penelope Perfect: Volume 1

The Quite Big Book of Penelope Perfect: Volume 1

Chrissie Perry, Jon Davis

Penelope Kingston is very, nearly, almost perfect - or rather she tries to be. She's also very funny, although she doesn't try to be. Come along with her as she finds a best friend, heads off on school camp and turns the fete into...

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The Cat Who Ate Christmas

The Cat Who Ate Christmas

Lil Chase, Thomas Docherty

A funny and heart-warming Christmas title with plenty of charm and one very naughty kitten

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Furry Friends: Sophie's Squeaky Surprise

Furry Friends: Sophie’s Squeaky Surprise

Holly Webb, Clare Elsom

A heart-warming and humorous animal series by bestselling author, Holly Webb. Sophie isn't happy about moving to a strange new country. But then she meets Josephine - a macaroon-eating, tutu-wearing guinea pig. Josephine shows...

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The Connie Carew Mysteries: The Ship of Spectres: Book 2

The Connie Carew Mysteries: The Ship of Spectres: Book 2

Patricia Elliott

If you like Jacqueline Wilson's Hetty Feather, then get ready to meet Connie Carew - a new heroine for a 'new' age, with a nose for mystery and adventure.

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The Connie Carew Mysteries: The House of Eyes: Book 1

The Connie Carew Mysteries: The House of Eyes: Book 1

Patricia Elliott

Nancy Drew mysteries for the Downton Abbey generation - perfect for fans of Murder Most Unladylike and Hetty Feather.

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Stories from Stella Street

Stories from Stella Street

Elizabeth Honey

Elizabeth Honey's immensely popular 45 + 47 Stella Street and everything that happened turns 21! This special anniversary edition includes three exciting adventures in one big book: 45 + 47 Stella Street, Fiddle-back and The...

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The Collected Diaries of a Sporting Superhero

The Collected Diaries of a Sporting Superhero

Shamini Flint, Sally Heinrich

Marcus Atkinson is a sporting superhero (not!). But his dad is convinced that Marcus has what it takes. Five books in this wildly popular series together in one great package!

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The Tinklers Three: All Together

The Tinklers Three: All Together

Meredith Badger

The Tinklers Three are three very unusual children. For one thing, they live alone because their parents are away with the circus - and for another, they have enormous imaginations and lots of crazy ideas!

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The Princess in Black and the Hungry Bunny Horde

The Princess in Black and the Hungry Bunny Horde

Hale Shannon and Dean, Pham LeUyen, LeUyen Pham

Princess Magnolia and her unicorn, Frimplepants, are on their way to have brunch with Princess Sneezewort when Princess Magnolia's glitter-stone ring rings. The monster alarm! After a quick change in the secret cave, Princess...

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Witch Glitch

Witch Glitch

Sibeal Pounder, Laura Ellen Anderson

It's a new era for the Witch Wars witches. Felicity Bat is no longer evil, Tiga has at last found her mum and there's the whole of Silver City to explore. But it's not long before the witches find themselves at the centre of...

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Ruby Red Shoes Goes to London (Ruby Red Shoes, Book 3)

Ruby Red Shoes Goes to London (Ruby Red Shoes, Book 3)

Kate Knapp

The third book in the best-selling Ruby Red Shoes series Ruby and her grandmother love to travel and now they are in London, the home of red buses, red telephone boxes and red letter boxes. No wonder Ruby's red shoes feel...

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Switch Hit Showdown (Big Bash League Book One)

Switch Hit Showdown (Big Bash League Book One)

Michael Panckridge

Like a Big Bash League match, this junior fiction series is explosive, entertaining and action-packed! LIGHTS, CRICKET, ACTION!

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The Midnight Gang

The Midnight Gang

David Walliams, Tony Ross

David Walliams is back with another heart-warming, jaw-achingly funny, rollicking read! With illustrations by artistic genius Tony Ross.

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 11: Double Down

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 11: Double Down

Jeff Kinney

The latest book in the phenomenally successful Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by bestselling author Jeff Kinney. One of the most anticipated books of the year, tens of millions of fans all over the world read this series.

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Shadow House: The Gathering

Shadow House: The Gathering

Dan Poblocki

You don't just read this ghost story. You step into it. Some houses are more than just haunted . . . they're hungry. Dash, Dylan, Poppy, Marcus, and Azumi don't know this at first. They each think they've been summoned to Shadow...

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Hotdog Book 1

Hotdog Book 1

Anh Do, Dan McGuiness

Meet Hotdog, the sausage dog, and his friends!There's Kev, the goofy cat, who's always dressed up in some silly costume, and Lizzie, the gutsy lizard, who eats bug burgers for breakfast!Together they're...

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Rangers Apprentice, The Early Years Book 2: The Battle of Hackham Heath

Rangers Apprentice, The Early Years Book 2: The Battle of Hackham Heath

John Flanagan

When Baron Morgarath escaped to avoid punishment for treason, an uneasy peace fell on Araluen. But the Rangers know Morgarath will be planning his next move. King Duncan must prepare for war. Halt volunteers for a seemingly...

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 Read reviewDog Man

Dog Man

Dav Pilkey

George and Harold have created a new super-hero who digs into deception. When Greg the police dog and his cop companion are injured on the job, a life-saving surgery changes the course of history. With the head of a dog and the...

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Grover, Benji and Nanna Jean (Grover Mcbane, Rescue Dog Book 3)

Grover, Benji and Nanna Jean (Grover Mcbane, Rescue Dog Book 3)

Claire Garth, Johannes Leak

Grover McBane, Rescue Dog is a new early-chapter-book adventure series about a cheeky but brave rescue dog called Grover McBane.

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Blink and You Die (Ruby Redfort, Book 6)

Blink and You Die (Ruby Redfort, Book 6)

Lauren Child

Say goodbye to Ruby Redfort: every smart kid's smart kid. The mind-blowing conclusion to the thrilling series by award-winning author Lauren Child.

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Laugh Your Head off Again

Laugh Your Head off Again

Various

Nine short stories to make kids laugh their heads off all over again.

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Big Book of Ella and Olivia

Big Book of Ella and Olivia

Yvette Poshoglian, Danielle McDonald

Meet Ella and Olivia. Big sister. Little sister. Best friends. Baking fun, toy collecting, puppy trouble and more - it's lucky Ella and Olivia have each other to share their fun! Read eight of their exciting adventures in the Big...

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The Unforgettable What's His Name

The Unforgettable What’s His Name

Paul Jennings, Craig Smith

Even before all this happened I had never been like the other kids. I tried not to be seen. If I climbed a tree or hid among the bins, no one could find me. 'Where's What's His Name?' they'd say. Then, one weekend, I got what I...

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Let's Go for a Drive!

Let’s Go for a Drive!

Mo Willems

Told entirely in speech bubbles with a repetitive use of familiar phrases, this highly original book from the award-winning author of Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! is perfect for children just learning to read.

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I Broke My Trunk!

I Broke My Trunk!

Mo Willems

Told entirely in speech bubbles with a repetitive use of familiar phrases, this highly original book from the award-winning author of Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! is perfect for children just learning to read.

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Operation Merry Christmas

Operation Merry Christmas

Meredith Costain, Danielle McDonald

Moonlight Gardens Caravan Park has closed down, and Ella has to spend Christmas at home - it's going to be boring, boring, BORING!

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The Only Friend

The Only Friend

Kim Kane, Jon Davis

Ginger Green is the Play Date Queen! Ginger is playing with Maya today. But what happens when Ginger feels left out?

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Odd and the Frost Giants

Odd and the Frost Giants

Neil Gaiman, Chris Riddell

The bestselling, award-bedecked Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell are reunited once more in this irresistible epic Nordic fable, with hauntingly lovely silver ink adding to the sheer brilliance of the illustration and story

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 Read reviewA Most Magical Girl

A Most Magical Girl

Karen Foxlee

Magical machines, wizards, witches, mysterious underworlds, a race against time - and two most magical girls

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The Bad Guys Episode 4: Attack of the Zittens

The Bad Guys Episode 4: Attack of the Zittens

Aaron Blabey

Its a ZOMBIE KITTEN APOCALYPSE! Should you panic? Should you cry? Should you poop your pants? NO! Just sit back and watch the fur fly as the worlds baddest good guys take on Mad Marmalades meowing monsters!

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 Read reviewArtie and the Grime Wave

Artie and the Grime Wave

Richard Roxburgh

A fabulously funny madcap adventure from the multi-talented actor, director and writer Richard Roxburgh, now writing and illustrating books for children.

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Magnus Chase and the Hammer of Thor (Book 2)

Magnus Chase and the Hammer of Thor (Book 2)

Rick Riordan

An exclusive edition of the second book in this number one bestselling series, featuring a new short story inside - Percy Jackson and the Singer of Apollo. Thor's hammer is missing again. The thunder god has a habit of...

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The Hungry Isle

The Hungry Isle

Emily Rodda

Britta of Del wants nothing less than to be the new Apprentice Trader of the Rosalyn fleet. Family and friends and even the terrible secret of her parentage will not stop her. But how can she succeed when her true identity must...

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The Apprentice Witch

The Apprentice Witch

James Nicol

Arianwyn fluffs her witch's assessment - instead of qualifying, she's declared an apprentice and sent to remote Lull in disgrace. Then her arch-enemy, mean girl Gimma, arrives on holiday determined to make her life a misery. But...

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King Flashypants and the Evil Emperor: Book 1

King Flashypants and the Evil Emperor: Book 1

Andy Riley

The insanely funny debut in a new children's series from Emmy award-winning comedy writer and cartoonist Andy Riley, scriptwriter for BBC One's Gangsta Granny and The Boy in the Dress.

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Lulu Bell's Best Friends Ever

Lulu Bell’s Best Friends Ever

Belinda Murrell

Adventures are more fun with friends! Celebrate with Lulu and her friends as they rescue a fairy penguin, prepare for the Moon Festival, have fun at Harmony Day, and save the school's garden after a storm!

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 Read reviewThe Secret Horses of Briar Hill

The Secret Horses of Briar Hill

Megan Shepherd, Levi Pinfold

An exceptional and moving novel about the power of the imagination, illustrated by the winner of the Kate Greenaway medal.

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Escape to the Moon Islands (Quest of the Sunfish Book 1)

Escape to the Moon Islands (Quest of the Sunfish Book 1)

Mardi McConnochie

When Will and Annalie's father disappears, they set out on a perilous sea voyage to find him. 

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Life According to Dani

Life According to Dani

Rose Lagercrantz, Eva Eriksson

It's Dani's first summer vacation-and the best ever! She is staying on an island with Ella, her best friend in the world. Dad is still in hospital but he calls every day, and Ella and Dani stay busy building huts, fishing,...

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WeirDo #7: Mega Weird

WeirDo #7: Mega Weird

Anh Do, Jules Faber

Life for WeirDo is MEGA BUSY! He's planning on making MEGA bucks from the Street Garage Sale, plus he's helping Bella write a winning song! And is that a dusty dino bone in the corner? It won't be easy ... but it will be funny!

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 Read reviewThe Twins of Tintarfell

The Twins of Tintarfell

James O'Loghlin

Orphans Dani and Bart have only ever imagined life outside the walls of Tintarfell Castle. But when Bart is kidnapped, Dani must face unknown dangers to rescue him.

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Mango & Bambang Book Three: Tiny Tapir Trouble

Mango & Bambang Book Three: Tiny Tapir Trouble

Polly Faber, Clara Vulliamy

Mango and Bambang's adventures continue in the third book of this charming illustrated series about a little girl and a tapir.

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 Read reviewWolf Hollow

Wolf Hollow

Lauren Wolk

Annabelle has lived in Wolf Hollow all her life: a quiet place, still scarred by two world wars. But when cruel, manipulative Betty arrives in town, Annabelle's calm world is shattered, along with everything she's ever known about...

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 Read reviewElizabeth and Zenobia

Elizabeth and Zenobia

Jessica Miller

Jessica Miller presents Elizabeth and Zenobia, a wonderfully compelling middle-grade story about friendship, courage, and the power of the imagination.

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The 78-Storey Treehouse

The 78-Storey Treehouse

Andy Griffiths, Terry Denton

Andy and Terry's amazing treehouse has 13 new storeys. Prepare for more zany fun and crazy adventures!

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The Shark Caller

The Shark Caller

Dianne Wolfer

Isabel is on a plane heading back to her island birthplace in Papua New Guinea. Izzy is looking forward to seeing her family again, but there's another tragic reason for the trip. Izzy's twin brother, Ray, died in a freak diving...

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 Read reviewYong: The Journey of an Unworthy Son

Yong: The Journey of an Unworthy Son

Janeen Brian

Yong doesn't want to leave Guangdong to travel to the goldfields of Ballarat. But as the firstborn son, he has no choice. On the long and treacherous journey, Yong strives to be an honourable son, while he and his...

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Marge in Charge

Marge in Charge

Eglantine Ceulemans, Isla Fisher

Jemima and Jake's new babysitter doesn't look too promising. In fact she looks very sensible, very old and VERY small (she only comes up to daddy's armpit!). But the moment their parents leave the house, Marge gives a mischievous...

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Belle and Sebastien: The Child of the Mountains

Belle and Sebastien: The Child of the Mountains

Cecile Aubry, Gregory Norminton

First published in 1965 to coincide with the internationally successful television series of the same name, Belle and Sebastien is a heart-warming story of camaraderie, adventure and freedom.

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 Read reviewBicycling to the Moon

Bicycling to the Moon

Timo Parvela

A captivating and funny chapter book about two friends: a cat who is full of ideas and a dog with endless patience.

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Princess Betony and The Thunder Egg (Book 2)

Princess Betony and The Thunder Egg (Book 2)

Pamela Freeman, Tamsin Ainslie

Princess Betony has been chosen to collect a gift from the Wild Magic -- a precious thunder egg that has to be protected at all costs. Betony must journey alone through the Dark Forest to Teapot Mountain and bring the egg back...

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Dragonfly Song

Dragonfly Song

Wendy Orr

There are two ways of looking at Aissa's story. She's the miracle girl who escaped the raiders. Or she's the cursed child who called the Bull King's ship to the island.

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 Read reviewCharlie and the War Against the Grannies

Charlie and the War Against the Grannies

Alan Brough

Charlie didn't want Mrs Cyclopolos to explode. He just wanted a paper round.

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 Read reviewThe Bolds to the Rescue

The Bolds to the Rescue

Julian Clary, David Roberts

The Bolds are a family of hyenas living as humans in a suburban house. But now their kindness to animal waifs and strays has become legendary, and more and more animals keep turning up to stay.

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 Read reviewThe Other Christy

The Other Christy

Oliver Phommavanh

For the last two years, Christy Ung has been in the same class as the loud-mouthed Christie Owens -- and now it's 3rd time unlucky in 6C.Christie Owens is the popular one so everybody calls Christy Ung, the Other...

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 Read reviewWhen Friendship Followed Me Home

When Friendship Followed Me Home

Paul Griffin

A boy's chance encounter with a scruffy dog leads to an unforgettable friendship in this deeply moving story about life, loss and the meaning of family

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 Read reviewThe Other Side of Summer

The Other Side of Summer

Emily Gale

This sweet and spellbinding story about family, friends and believing in yourself will warm your heart.

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 Read reviewMrs Whitlam

Mrs Whitlam

Bruce Pascoe

Marnie Clark of Curdie Vale can ride but she doesn't have a horse. She dreams of owning one and having the whole world to ride it in. Before too long Marnie is gifted Mrs Margaret ‘Maggie' Whitlam, a beautiful, big...

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 Special price Read reviewPax

Pax

Sara Pennypacker, Jon Klassen

A moving story of the extraordinary friendship between a boy and his fox, and their epic journey to be reunited. Beautifully illustrated by multi-award winner, Jon Klassen.

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 Read reviewRaymie Nightingale

Raymie Nightingale

Kate DiCamillo

New York Times bestselling author Kate DiCamillo returns to her roots with a moving yet witty story of an unforgettable summer friendship. For fans of Jacqueline Wilson, David Almond and Katherine Rundell.

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 Read reviewThe Secrets We Keep

The Secrets We Keep

Nova Weetman

A beautifully written and insightful new novel sensitively uncovering the effects of trauma on the mind of an eleven - year - old girl. I don't know if you've ever seen a house burn, but it's not like anything else ... Clem...

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My Holocaust Story: Within These Walls

My Holocaust Story: Within These Walls

Robyn Bavati

For Miri and her family, life in Warsaw is full of simple joys. The smell of freshly baked challah, the pink flowers that bloom in their courtyard, the promise of summer holidays, and Fridays when everyone comes together to...

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 Read reviewThe Bubble Boy

The Bubble Boy

Stewart Foster

Wonder meets Mark Haddon in this beautifully poignant and uplifting story from a talented new voice

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 Read reviewThe Family with Two Front Doors

The Family with Two Front Doors

Anna Ciddor

Meet the Rabinovitches: mischievous Yakov, bubbly Nomi, rebellious Miriam, solemn Shlomo, and seven more! Papa is a rabbi and their days are full of intriguing rituals and adventures. But the biggest adventure of all is when big...

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 Read reviewConfessions of an Imaginary Friend

Confessions of an Imaginary Friend

Michelle Cuevas

The whimsical autobiography of an imaginary friend who doesn't know he's imaginary - perfect for fans of Toy Story, The Imaginary and Moone Boy.

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Life is Sweet: A Chocolate Box Short Story Collection

Life is Sweet: A Chocolate Box Short Story Collection

Cathy Cassidy

Dip into the world of the Chocolate Box Girls with this delicious collection of short stories.

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The World's Worst Children

The World’s Worst Children

David Walliams, Tony Ross

From the world's favourite author, David Walliams - ten cautionary tales and a delightfully dreadful cast of characters; all in a gorgeously gifty FULL COLOUR format!

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The 65-Storey Treehouse

The 65-Storey Treehouse

Andy Griffiths, Terry Denton

Andy and Terry's amazing treehouse has 13 new storeys. Prepare for more zany fun and crazy adventures!

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 Read reviewKidglovz

Kidglovz

Julie Hunt, Dale Newman

KidGlovz is a musical genius. His gift is so precious that he's kept under lock and key. But when a young thief helps him escape, Kid must embark on a perilous journey through which he will discover the terrifying nature of his...

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 Read reviewRockhopping

Rockhopping

Trace Balla

Join Clancy and Uncle Egg on a rambling, rockhopping adventure in Gariwerd (the Grampians), to find the source of the Glenelg River. A story about following your flow, and the unexpected places you may go.

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 Read reviewCrenshaw

Crenshaw

Katherine Applegate

The heart-warming new story about family and friendships from Newbery Medal-winner Katherine Applegate.

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 Read reviewThe Bolds

The Bolds

Julian Clary

Mr and Mrs Bold are just like you and me: they live in a nice house (in Teddington), they have jobs (like writing Christmas cracker jokes) and they love to have a bit of a giggle.

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 Read reviewThe Unlikely Adventures of Mabel Jones: Tom Fletcher Book Club Title 2018

The Unlikely Adventures of Mabel Jones: Tom Fletcher Book Club Title 2018

Will Mabbitt

When Mabel Jones unknowingly commits 'The Deed' she finds herself swiftly bundled into a sack and carried off to the pirate ship the Feroshus Maggot. Crewed by the strangest bunch of pirates you would ever want to meet and...

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300 Minutes of Danger

300 Minutes of Danger

Jack Heath

George is trapped in a falling aeroplane with no engine and no pilot. Milla is covered with radioactive waste and her hazard suit is running out of air. Otto is in the darkest depths of the ocean, where something hungry is...

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 Read reviewMolly And Pim And The Millions Of Stars

Molly And Pim And The Millions Of Stars

Martine Murray

Molly's mother is not like other mothers: she rides a yellow bike and collects herbs and makes potions, perhaps even magical potions. Molly wants to be normal, like her friend Ellen, and watch television and eat food that comes in...

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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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 Read reviewGoodbye Stranger

Goodbye Stranger

Rebecca Stead

As Bridge makes her way through seventh grade on Manhattan's Upper West Side with her best friends, curvacious Em, crusader Tab, and a curious new friend--or more than friend--Sherm, she finds the answer she has been seeking since...

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Theophilus Grey and the Traitor's Mask

Theophilus Grey and the Traitor’s Mask

Catherine Jinks

In eighteenth-century London, twelve-year-old linkboy Philo Grey has spent most of his childhood out on the streets, collecting information to sell. One of his best customers, Mr Bishop, pays him good money for intelligence about...

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 Read reviewTime Travelling with a Hamster

Time Travelling with a Hamster

Ross Welford

A truly original debut novel from an extraordinarily talented new voice in children's books. Laugh, cry and wonder at this race-against-time story of a boy who travels back to 1984 to prevent a go-kart accident, and save his...

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Looking Glass Girl

Looking Glass Girl

Cathy Cassidy

Alice nearly didn't go to the sleepover. Why would Savvy, queen of the school, invite someone like her? Now Alice is lying unconscious in a hospital bed. Lost in a wonderland of dreams and half-formed memories, she's surrounded by...

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The 65-Storey Treehouse

The 65-Storey Treehouse

Andy Griffiths, Terry Denton

Andy and Terry's amazing treehouse has 13 new storeys. Prepare for more zany fun and crazy adventures!

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Friday Barnes 2: Under Suspicion

Friday Barnes 2: Under Suspicion

R.A. Spratt

Winner of the Davitt Award (Best Children's Novel) 2016Who knew boarding school could be this perilous!When Friday Barnes cracked the case of Highcrest Academy's mysterious swamp-yeti,...

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 Read reviewLeo Da Vinci vs The Ice-Cream Domination League

Leo Da Vinci vs The Ice-Cream Domination League

Michael Pryor, Jules Faber

Help! The Ice-cream Domination League is blowing up the world's ice-cream factories!Enter Leo da Vinci. Inventor, artist, genius and founder of Fixit International Inc., all at the age of ten.<br...

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Sea Horse

Sea Horse

Bruce Pascoe

Written with gentle humour and a beautiful interpretation of landscape, this adventure story about Jack and his family is reminiscent of endless summers, azure seas and sandy white beaches. Jack, his dad Vince, sister Tanya, and...

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Unicorn on a Roll (Phoebe and Her Unicorn Series Book 2): Another Phoebe and Her Unicorn Adventure

Unicorn on a Roll (Phoebe and Her Unicorn Series Book 2): Another Phoebe and Her Unicorn Adventure

Dana Simpson

It all started when Phoebe skipped a rock across a pond and accidentally hit a unicorn in the face.

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Verity Sparks and the Scarlet Hand

Verity Sparks and the Scarlet Hand

Susan Green

Castlemaine, 1880. Verity is on holiday with Papa and her friends, but the fun soon comes to an end. A terrible crime has been committed. When Verity tries to investigate, her gift creates more mysteries than it solves. Why was a...

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Soon

Soon

Morris Gleitzman

After the Nazis took my parents I was scared. After they killed my best friend I was angry. After I joined the partisans and helped defeat the Nazis I was hopeful. Soon, I said, we'll be safe. I was wrong.

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Our Australian Girl: Meet Marly

Our Australian Girl: Meet Marly

Alice Pung

It's 1983 and Marly is just trying to fit in at Sunshine Primary School. But being a refugee from Vietnam doesn't make things easy, and when Marly's cousins come to stay and end up at the same school, her friends make fun of them....

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The Shepherd's Crown

The Shepherd’s Crown

Terry Pratchett, Paul Kidby

A SHIVERING OF WORLDSDeep in the Chalk, something is stirring. The owls and the foxes can sense it, and Tiffany Aching feels it in her boots. Now Tiffany stands between the light and the dark, the good and the bad. As the fairy...

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Do You Dare? Eureka Boys

Do You Dare? Eureka Boys

Penny Matthews

Do you dare ...Join a rebellion? Stand up to a bully? Risk your life for a friend? It's an adventure in history.

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Stuff Happens: Fadi

Stuff Happens: Fadi

Scot Gardner

Stuff happens sometimes. Everyday stuff. At school, at home, with sport, with mates. For Fadi it happened when he got in trouble for tackling Jack at lunchtime. Spinning out of Jack by Tony Wilson, Fadi gets his own...

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Star Wars: Jedi Academy: The Phantom Bully (#3)

Star Wars: Jedi Academy: The Phantom Bully (#3)

Jeffrey Brown

After last year, Roan will attempt to redeem himself, avoid the Dark Side, be a better student, and a better friend. But as he and his friends deal with substitute teachers, new aliens, more robots, vegan food, braces, final...

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 Read reviewThe Fourteenth Summer of Angus Jack

The Fourteenth Summer of Angus Jack

Jen Storer, Lucinda Gifford

Funny, exhilarating and a little bit scary; a bewitching blend of Norse mythology and urban fantasy. Since moving to Australia with their father, Angus Jack and his sister, Martha, have moved house constantly. They end up living...

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Apocalypse Bow Wow

Apocalypse Bow Wow

James Proimos

This hilarious dogs rule story, fully-illustrated in black-and-white as a graphic novel, is perfect for fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Origami Yoda.

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Pick Your Poison

Pick Your Poison

Lauren Child

Meet Ruby Redfort: every smart kid's smart kid. The fifth book in the nail-biting series, created by award-winning author Lauren Child.

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Nathalia Buttface and the Most Epically Embarrassing Trip Ever

Nathalia Buttface and the Most Epically Embarrassing Trip Ever

Nigel Smith

Laugh-out-loud funny for girls in this hilarious new series from TV and radio comedy writing talent Nigel Smith. The Most Embarrassing Dad in the world is back and embarrassing Nat even more than ever! This time they're on...

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 Read reviewI Kill the Mockingbird

I Kill the Mockingbird

Paul Acampora

When Lucy, Elena, and Michael receive their summer reading list, they are excited to see To Kill A Mockingbird included. Not everyone in their class shares the same enthusiasm and they hatch a plot to get the town talking about...

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On Track

On Track

Kathryn Apel

A compelling verse novel about sibling rivalry, sporting excellence and self - doubt from a fresh new Australian voice. Everyone says you couldn't get two brothers more different than Shaun and Toby. Toby struggles at school, has...

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Derek 'Danger' Dale #3: Case of the Really, REALLY Magnetic

Derek ‘Danger’ Dale #3: Case of the Really, REALLY Magnetic

Michael Gerard Bauer, Joe Bauer

Evil Doctor Evil MacEvilness has created a magnet so powerful it can attract anything. Now hes using it to steal whatever he wants. To stop him, Secret Agent Derek Danger Dale must go undercover and apply for the job as one of...

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The Forbidden Library

The Forbidden Library

Django Wexler

Late one night Alice Creighton hears her father having an argument with a fairy - a snarling, bald beast with warts and needle-like teeth. But after meeting a talking cat who is willing to sneak her in, Alice opens a book and...

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The Terrible Two

The Terrible Two

Mac Barnett, Jory John, Kevin Cornell

For readers of the Wimpy Kid, Origami Yoda, and ,i>Timmy Failure series, a deviously clever new series about rival pranksters from longtime friends and literary superstars Mac Barnett and Jory John!

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 Read reviewFlora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures

Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures

DiCamillo Kate, Campbell K. G.

From Newbery Medalist and #1 New York Times -bestselling author DiCamillo comes a laugh-out-loud story filled with eccentric, endearing characters and featuring an exciting new formatNa novel interspersed with comic-style graphic...

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How Harry Riddles Mega-Massively Broke the School

How Harry Riddles Mega-Massively Broke the School

Simon Mayle

The funniest kid in fiction is back!

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 Read reviewLetters to Leo

Letters to Leo

Amy Hest, Julia Denos

The joys and trials of fourth gradeNand of life with her father now that her mother is goneNplay out in charming letters from young Annie Rossi to her dog, Leo, in this follow-up to Remembering Mrs. Rossi. Illustrations.

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Crog

Crog

Amanda Mitchison

When Wilf sees the simple wooden bowl in the local museum, he's not sure why he's so drawn to it - but it has him mesmerized. Dressed in muddy rags, with black stubs for teeth and a grisly rope around his neck, Crog isn't sure how...

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Hamish and the WorldStoppers

Hamish and the WorldStoppers

Danny Wallace, Jamie Littler

The hilarious children's debut from presenter, prize-winning journalist and bestselling adult author, Danny Wallace!

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Frank Einstein and the Electro-Finger

Frank Einstein and the Electro-Finger

Jon Scieszka, Brian Biggs

Frank Einstein returns in this winning combination of real-life science, humour, and adventure from the New York Times bestselling author Jon Scieszka

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Big Nate Lives it Up

Big Nate Lives it Up

Lincoln Peirce

This is the 7th novel in the bestselling Big Nate series! And with a new kid to convince that his school's the coolest, Nate's in for another wild ride...

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 Read reviewSon of Death

Son of Death

Andrew McDonald

Sod's parents have been keeping something from him. Just a minor thing, really, about what they do. The thing is, they are grim reapers. Oh yes, and Sod's a grim reaper, too. Grim reaping is the family business, and Sod's name...

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Violet and the Pearl of the Orient

Violet and the Pearl of the Orient

Harriet Whitehorn, Becka Moor

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Auggie & Me: Three Wonder Stories

Auggie & Me: Three Wonder Stories

R. J. Palacio

WONDER tells the story of Auggie Pullman: an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face, whose first year at school changed the lives and the perspectives of everyone around him.

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The Human Flytrap

The Human Flytrap

Jack Heath

Josh lives in Axe Falls - a town of mysterious disappearances, terrifying visions and unusual events. When his family moves to a spooky, run-down old ruin - and he meets a strange neighbour telling him to GET OUT - Josh thinks his...

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George and the Unbreakable Code

George and the Unbreakable Code

Lucy Hawking, Stephen Hawking, Denis Wrigley

George and his best friend Annie haven't had any space adventures for a while and they're missing the excitement. But not for long . . . Banks are handing out free money; supermarkets can't charge for their produce so people are...

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Best Mates

Best Mates

Michael Morpurgo

A collection of six magical and heart-warming animal stories, specially for World Book Day, by the nation's favourite storyteller.

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 Read reviewThe 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield

The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield

John Bemelmans Marciano, Sophie Blackall

Alexander BaddenfieldNthe last in a long line of lying, thieving scoundrelsNtransplants the nine lives from his cat into himself. Suddenly, Alexander has lives to spare, but when he gets down to one, he realizes how reckless he...

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The Butterfly Club

The Butterfly Club

Jacqueline Wilson, Nick Sharratt

The brilliant new story from bestselling author Jacqueline Wilson.

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Stuff Happens: Tom

Stuff Happens: Tom

Pat Flynn

Stuff Happens is an important new series for boys aged between 7 and 11 about everyday challenges. Created by series editor, Susannah McFarlane, and written by established authors Tony Wilson, Andrew Daddo, Philip ...

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The Battle for WondLa

The Battle for WondLa

Tony DiTerlizzi

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Stuff Happens: Harry

Stuff Happens: Harry

Alex McDiarmid

Stuff Happens is an important new series for boys aged between 7 and 11 about everyday challenges. Created by series editor, Susannah McFarlane, and written by established authors Tony Wilson, Andrew Daddo, Philip ...

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Yes! No (Maybe...)

Yes! No (Maybe…)

Liz Pichon

From the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, the Best Book for Younger Readers - Red House Children's Book Award, the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 5-12 year-olds and the Blue Peter Best Story Book Award 2013, comes the...

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Friday Barnes 3: Big Trouble

Friday Barnes 3: Big Trouble

R.A. Spratt

Friday Barnes has a new case, and this time it's personal! When Friday's father turns up out of the blue, he brings his daughter some distressing news - Friday's mother has been kidnapped! But who would want to kidnap a...

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You Choose 8: Trapped in the Games Grid

You Choose 8: Trapped in the Games Grid

George Ivanoff

YOU CHOOSE . . . Video game star or prisoner in a digital world! You are ready for an afternoon of action at the best video games arcade ever. But not all the games are what they seem. There are secret programmes, alien...

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The Palomino Pony Rides Out

The Palomino Pony Rides Out

Olivia Tuffin

Georgia is pony-mad, and she spends all her spare time at the local stables, mucking out and loving being with all the ponies. So when she stumbles upon a mistreated palomino pony in the Welsh hills, she knows what she has to do....

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A Morris Gleitzman Collection

A Morris Gleitzman Collection

Morris Gleitzman

Morris Gleitzman's hilarious and heart-warming Keith Shipley trilogy - Misery Guts, Worry Warts and Puppy Fat - all in one book!

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The Land of Stories: A Grimm Warning: Book 3

The Land of Stories: A Grimm Warning: Book 3

Chris Colfer

In the third book in the #1 New York Times bestselling series by Chris Colfer, the Brothers Grimm have a warning for the Land of Stories.

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Captain Underpants and the Tyrannical Retaliation of the Turbo Toilet 2000

Captain Underpants and the Tyrannical Retaliation of the Turbo Toilet 2000

Dav Pilkey

When the Incredible Robo-Plunger defeated the evil Turbo Toilet 2000, George and Harold thought their toilet troubles were over. Unfortunately, their porcelain problems were only beginning . . . The carnivorous commode strikes...

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The Haunted Book

The Haunted Book

Jack Heath

Dale lives in Axe Falls - town of mysterious disappearances, terrifying visions and unusual events. A family trip turns spooky when Dale finds an old handwritten book, starting with the words: DO NOT STOP READING; MY LIFE DEPENDS...

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Middle School Rafe's Aussie Adventure

Middle School Rafe’s Aussie Adventure

James Patterson, Martin Chatterton

James Patterson's bestselling Middle School series heads Down Under! Life is finally starting to look up for everyone's favourite troublemaker, Rafe Khatchadorian. No bullying, zero girl dramas, rising grades - the whole...

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The Spider Army

The Spider Army

Jack Heath

Yvette lives in Axe Falls - a town of mysterious disappearances, terrifying visions and unusal events. In Axe Falls myths of the deadly Blue-back spider are whispered. Everyone's heard about the painful bites, agonising screams,...

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 Read reviewThe Island of Dr. Libris

The Island of Dr. Libris

Chris Grabenstein

A twelve-year-old boy, worried that his parents may divorce, discovers that an island in the middle of the lake where he is spending the summer is the testing grounds of the mysterious Dr. Libris, who may have invented a way to...

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Phoenix

Phoenix

S. F. Said, Dave McKean

A BOY WITH THE POWER OF A STAR . . . But one night, he dreams that the stars are singing to him, and wakes to find an uncontrollable power rising inside him. In a galaxy at war, where Humans and Aliens are deadly enemies, the...

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The Time Fetch

The Time Fetch

Amy Herrick

The Time Fetch is a remarkable testament to the power of true friendship and a thrilling fantasy adventure about the unseen world all around us. --R. J. Palacio, #1New York Times bestselling author of Wonder

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Dropping In

Dropping In

Geoff Havel

Sticks and Ranga live on the same street, go to the same school and love the same things - skateboarding and PlayStation. When new kid James arrives in his wheelchair, Sticks isn't sure they can be friends. But Sticks...

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Oksa Pollock: The Last Hope

Oksa Pollock: The Last Hope

Anne Plichota (Author), Cendrine Wolf (Translator), Sue Rose (Translator), Tom Sanderson

A New Heroine. An Old Evil. An Unforgettable Adventure.

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Nightingale's Nest

Nightingale’s Nest

Nikki Loftin

Twelve-year-old Little John is clearing brush for Mr King, the wealthy owner of a chain of local dollar stores, when he finds a young girl perched in the branches of a tall sycamore tree. The girl, Gayle, is being fostered by a...

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Binny for Short: Book 1

Binny for Short: Book 1

Hilary McKay

A funny and endearing new story of friendship from Whitbread-winning author Hilary McKay.

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Prisoner of the Black Hawk: The Mapmaker Chronicles Book 2 - the bestselling series for fans of Emily Rodda and Rick Riordan

Prisoner of the Black Hawk: The Mapmaker Chronicles Book 2 - the bestselling series for fans of Emily Rodda and Rick Riordan

A. L. Tait

The Mapmaker Chronicles continue in this rollicking story, filled with strange lands, dangerous creatures, secrets, pirates and fierce battles.

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Big Game

Big Game

Dan Smith

13-year-old Oskari stumbles upon an escape pod from shot-down Air Force One, protecting none other than the President of the United States. So begins an extraordinary survival race against a powerful and deadly enemy .

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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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The Thickety: A Path Begins

The Thickety: A Path Begins

J. A. White, Andrea Offermann

A book that might have belonged to her mother.And that is just the beginning of the story. Supports the Common Core State Standards Publishers Weekly Best Book IndieBound Indie Next List Publishers Weekly Flying Start ...

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Tales from Schwartzgarten: The Lily-Livered Prince: Book 3

Tales from Schwartzgarten: The Lily-Livered Prince: Book 3

Christopher William Hill

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

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Caesar the War Dog 4: Operation Green Parrot

Caesar the War Dog 4: Operation Green Parrot

Stephen Dando-Collins

Explosive detection dog Caesar is in Texas with his handler, Ben, to train the local police. When a bomb detonates nearby and Caesar sniffs out a second bomb at the scene, he attracts the wrong kind of attention. Mexican crime...

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And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda

And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda

Eric Bogle, Bruce Whatley

But the band played 'Waltzing Matilda' when we stopped to bury our slain. We buried ours, and the Turks buried theirs; then we started all over again. Eric Bogle's famous and familiar Australian song about the Battle of Gallipoli...

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My Life as a Book

My Life as a Book

Janet Tashjian, Jake Tashjian

Summer's finally here, but when Derek Fallon's parents decide to send him to Learning Camp, his dreams of fun come to an end. Derek soon realizes that adventures and surprises are around the corner, complete with curve balls....

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Catherine Certitude

Catherine Certitude

Patrick Modiano, Jean-Jacques Sempe

Catherine lives with her father, Georges Certitude, who runs a shipping business in Paris with a failed poet named Casterade. Father and daughter share the simple pleasures of daily life: sitting in the church square, walking to...

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Alice-Miranda at the Palace 11

Alice-Miranda at the Palace 11

Jacqueline Harvey

Alice-Miranda is off on a royal adventure! It's Queen Georgiana's silver jubilee, and Alice-Miranda and her friends are invited. While Evesbury Palace is every bit as magnificent as they'd imagined, some of the staff are...

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Winter's Bullet

Winter’s Bullet

William Osborne

When a Dutch boy, Tygo, discovers a Jewish girl hiding in a chimney clutching a diamond, he refuses to give her up. Instead he turns spy, trading the jewel for information that will end Hitler's war.

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