Recent junior & middle fiction from 2017

Friday Barnes 8: Never Fear

Friday Barnes 8: Never Fear

R.A. Spratt

The final installment in the beloved girl detective series!

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Gregory and the Grimbockle

Gregory and the Grimbockle

Melanie Schubert, Jared Kraft, Abigail Kraft

Fans of Roald Dahl will adore Gregory and the Grimbockle. Exoodles, dial scromples and buckets of magic liquid make this imaginative story a thrilling adventure. But the message and heart behind this little tale will endure long...

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Freaks on the Loose: The Whole Scary Story

Freaks on the Loose: The Whole Scary Story

Leigh Hobbs

We dare you to join Miss Corker and 4F, the class without a yearning for learning. 'I couldn't possibly put this shocker on the shelves.' Fenella Frump, Librarian, Tasmania.Now in one volume: 4F for Freaks...

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Life of the Party! (The Susie K Files Book 1)

Life of the Party! (The Susie K Files Book 1)

Shamini Flint, Sally Heinrich

Susie K likes science instead of netball and has the class goldfish for a best friend. But Susie's mum finds it hard to believe that she's happy that way. She's constantly trying to push Susie (with the best of intentions, of...

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Pirate Blunderbeard: Worst. Pirate. Ever.

Pirate Blunderbeard: Worst. Pirate. Ever.

Amy Sparkes, Ben Cort

Can the worst pirate ever win the Pirate of the Year Award...? Set sail with the funniest pirate on the seven seas in this hilarious adventure for readers of 7+ with brilliant pictures throughout from ALIENS LOVE...

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Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls: Volume 2

Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls: Volume 2

Elena Favilli, Francesca Cavallo

100 new bedtime stories, each inspired by the life and adventures of extraordinary women from Nefertiti to Beyonce. The unique narrative style of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls transforms each biography in a fairy-tale,...

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The Curse in the Candlelight

The Curse in the Candlelight

Sophie Cleverly

There's a new girl at Rookwood School, and new mystery for Scarlet and Ivy to solve.

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The Secrets We Share

The Secrets We Share

Nova Weetman

The highly anticipated companion to Nova Weetman's critically acclaimed middle-reader The Secrets We Keep.

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Bad Dad

Bad Dad

David Walliams, Tony Ross

The new heart-warming and hilariously brilliant story from number one bestselling author David Walliams. Beautifully illustrated by artistic genius, Tony Ross.

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 Read reviewThe Extremely Inconvenient Adventures of Bronte Mettlestone

The Extremely Inconvenient Adventures of Bronte Mettlestone

Kelly Canby, Jaclyn Moriarty

An enchanting and whimsical spell-filled fantasy novel from Jaclyn Moriarty, the award-winning author of Feeling Sorry for Celia and A Corner of White, suitable for readers who loved A Most Magical Girl.

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Another Year of Plumdog

Another Year of Plumdog

Emma Chichester Clark

In 2014 Cape published Plumdog, a year's worth of entries from Emma Chichester Clark's blog of the same name which records the daily life of Plum, her dog, in Plum's own words and Emma's delightful illustrations.

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The Dollmaker of Krakow

The Dollmaker of Krakow

R. M. Romero

A timeless fantasy set in the Second World War that weaves together magic, folklore and history, perfect for fans of The Book Thief, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and Goodnight Mister Tom.One night a little doll named...

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The Bad Guys Episode 6: Alien vs Bad Guys

The Bad Guys Episode 6: Alien vs Bad Guys

Aaron Blabey

One by one, the Bad Guys are vanishing. TAKEN by a creature with way too many teeth and far too many bottoms. Is this the end? Maybe. But will it be funny? You bet your butts it will!

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Timeless: Diego and the Rangers of the Vastlantic

Timeless: Diego and the Rangers of the Vastlantic

Armand Baltazar

Imagine a world where the past, present and future have collided. A world that is timeless. This is the world Diego Ribera was born into...For fans of Rick Riordan and Brian Selznick, author-artist Armand Baltazar introduces the...

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 Read reviewHave Sword, Will Travel: Have Sword Will Travel 1

Have Sword, Will Travel: Have Sword Will Travel 1

Sean Williams, Garth Nix

From New York Times bestselling authors Garth Nix and Sean Williams, comes this hilarious, action-packed adventure featuring a very unlikely knight, an admirably stubborn girl, and a sword with attitude.

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The Whiz Mob and the Grenadine Kid

The Whiz Mob and the Grenadine Kid

Colin Meloy, Carson Ellis

From the creators of the New York Times bestselling Wildwood Chronicles comes an original, humorous, and fast-paced middle grade novel about a band of child pickpockets-imagine The Invention of Hugo Cabret meets Oliver Twist.

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Whichwood

Whichwood

Tahereh Mafi

Laylee, thirteen, is nearly worn out from washing and packaging corpses for the Otherwhere and being shunned by villagers when two strangers, Alice and Oliver, arrive determined to help.

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The Getaway: Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 12

The Getaway: Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 12

Jeff Kinney

Readers won't be able to stop laughing as they join Greg and his family on a holiday trip to remember. To escape the stress of the holidays, the Heffleys decide to get out of town and go to a resort instead of celebrating...

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DC Super Hero Girls: Supergirl at Super Hero High

DC Super Hero Girls: Supergirl at Super Hero High

Lisa Yee

The second book in the exciting new DC Super Hero Girls. fiction series! Supergirl. is the new kid at Super Hero High School - and she also happens to be the most powerful teen in the galaxy. But after losing her parents and...

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 Read reviewNevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow

Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow

Jessica Townsend

A breathtaking, enchanting new series by debut Australian author Jessica Townsend, about a cursed girl who escapes death and finds herself in a magical world - but is then tested beyond her wildest imagination.

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The Magic Misfits

The Magic Misfits

Neil Patrick Harris

When street magician Carter runs away, he never expects to find friends and magic in a sleepy New England town. But like any good trick, things change instantly as greedy B.B. Bosso and his crew of crooked carnies arrive to steal...

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 Special priceTales From a Tall Forest

Tales From a Tall Forest

Shaun Micallef, Jonathan Bentley

In this rich and rambunctious tapestry of tales, satirist Shaun Micallef unravels the traditional fairy story and nimbly weaves your favourite characters into new and surprising adventures.

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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 War I Finally Won

The War I Finally Won

Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

A tale of courage set in England during the dark days of World War II and the sequel to the much-loved 2016 Newbery Honor Book, The War That Saved My Life.

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Lucy & Andy Neanderthal: The Stone Cold Age

Lucy & Andy Neanderthal: The Stone Cold Age

Jeffrey Brown

Neanderthal siblings Lucy and Andy are back to their paleo pranks. This time, they have to put up with more than just each other--the cave is feeling awfully cramped since the humans moved in. They're in the Ice Age, and legroom...

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Tom Gates #13: Epic Adventure (Kind Of)

Tom Gates #13: Epic Adventure (Kind Of)

Pichon,Liz

The next instalment of the hilarious and best-selling Tom Gates series.

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Patty Takes Charge (Game Day! Book 3)

Patty Takes Charge (Game Day! Book 3)

Patty (Patrick) Mills, Jared Thomas

Through lots of hard work, Patty's skills have improved out of sight. And he's invited to step it up in a big basketball tournament.Even though he'll miss out on time in his beloved Torres Strait, playing in a major...

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The Audition (Maddie Ziegler Presents, Book 1)

The Audition (Maddie Ziegler Presents, Book 1)

Maddie Ziegler

From the Dance Moms star and So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation judge comes the first novel in a brand-new trilogy about friendship, dance, and going after one's dreams. 5 1/2 x 8 5/16.

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Brotherband 7: The Caldera

Brotherband 7: The Caldera

John Flanagan

Stig is contesting the annual Maktig competition to decide Skandia's greatest warrior. But an unexpected visitor arrives with a request Stig, Hal and the brotherband can't refuse- a rescue mission of epic proportions. Pirates...

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Tracy Lacy For Classy Captain!: Tracy Lacy Book 2

Tracy Lacy For Classy Captain!: Tracy Lacy Book 2

Tania Lacy, Danielle McDonald

'Remember how I was ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN, well pretty sure, probably about 99.7% sure, that I maybe, nearly, might actually get through High School like a normal person? Well SHOCK, HORROR, its not going exactly as I planned . . ....

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Dork Diaries: Crush Catastrophe

Dork Diaries: Crush Catastrophe

Rachel Renee Russell

Nikki Maxwell's adventures continue in the twelfth instalment in the bestselling DORK DIARIES series!

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Magisterium: The Silver Mask

Magisterium: The Silver Mask

Cassandra Clare, Holly Black

He is facing an existence behind bars, banished from the rest of the magical community for what he is - for what he might become.But a shocking revelation has promised freedom - at a cost.This fourth year at the Magisterium will...

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Kick

Kick

Mitch Johnson

Budi's going to be a star. He's going to play football, instead of sweating over each football boot he makes. But one unlucky kick brings his world crashing down. Now he owes the Dragon, the most dangerous man in Jakarta. Soon...

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 Read reviewThe Girl Who Drank the Moon

The Girl Who Drank the Moon

Kelly Barnhill

An enchanting and unforgettable modern fable that is impossible to put down.

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Wonder

Wonder

R. J. Palacio

Ten-year-old August Pullman wants to be ordinary. He does ordinary things. He eats ice-cream. He plays on his Xbox. He feels ordinary - inside. But Auggie is far from ordinary. Born with a terrible facial abnormality, he has been...

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The Matilda Effect

The Matilda Effect

Ellie Irving, Matthew Jones

Matilda loves science and inventing.When Matilda shares her woes with her Grandma Joss, she's astonished to learn her grandma was once a scientist herself - an astrophysicist, who discovered her very own planet. So begins a race...

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Fighting Fantasy: The Port of Peril

Fighting Fantasy: The Port of Peril

Ian Livingstone

In this brand new addition to the Fighting Fantasy series, you - the hero - must travel all over Allansia on a dangerous quest. What starts as a treasure hunt soon takes a darker turn, with the potential return of a terrifying old...

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The Song from Somewhere Else

The Song from Somewhere Else

A. F. Harrold, Levi Pinfold

Saved from bullies by the class misfit Nick, Frank's drawn to Nick's house by strange music, discovers he has incredible secrets that bring danger, and decides to help him as he helped her.

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 Read reviewGood Night Sleep Tight

Good Night Sleep Tight

Kristina Andres

A beautiful read-aloud story book for all ages featuring 111/2 goodnight stories from friends fox and rabbit, who help each other get to sleep-sometimes...

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Magnus Chase and the Ship of the Dead (Book 3)

Magnus Chase and the Ship of the Dead (Book 3)

Rick Riordan

Rick Riordan's Norse hero faces his greatest challenge yet in the final instalment of the series.

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The Bolds on Holiday

The Bolds on Holiday

Julian Clary, David Roberts

Carry on camping with dream team Julian Clary and David Roberts! With their extended hyena family in tow, they head on down to Cornwall for a spot of camping. But it's never long before trouble sniffs these hyenas out, and Bobby...

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The Secret Horses of Briar Hill

The Secret Horses of Briar Hill

Megan Shepherd, Levi Pinfold

December 1941; Britain is at war. Emmaline has been evacuated away from the bombs to Briar Hill Hospital in Shropshire. When she gets there she discovers a secret. It's not to be shared, not to be told to anyone, even her friend...

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 Read reviewWhimsy & Woe

Whimsy & Woe

Rebecca McRitchie, Sonia Kretschmar

For fans of Withering-By-Sea comes a story from talented debut author Rebecca McRitchie about two curiously named children.

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The Cursed First Term of Zelda Stitch

The Cursed First Term of Zelda Stitch

Nicki Greenberg

'Zelda rides a broomstick!''Zelda's got a bat-friend!''Zelda smells like toadstools!''Witch! Witch! Witch!'

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Kizmet and the Case of the Pirate Treasure

Kizmet and the Case of the Pirate Treasure

Frank Woodley

When IMPACT headquarters are attacked and a fellow agent is kidnapped Kizmet, Gretchen and Detective Spencer are sent to investigate the daring crime. They're plunged into the age-old world of looting pirates and secret treasure....

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Mr Bambuckle's Remarkables

Mr Bambuckle’s Remarkables

Tim Harris

He's the first teacher to cook us breakfast.Is his spark-maker beetle really that dangerous?I heard he drank yak's milk in Mongolia. He's the only person who isn't afraid of Canteen Carol. My mum says he used to be in the...

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Letters from the Lighthouse

Letters from the Lighthouse

Emma Carroll

After months of bombing raids in London, twelve-year-old Olive Bradshaw and her little brother Cliff are evacuated to the Devon coast. Desperate to be helpful, Olive becomes his post-girl, carrying secret messages (as she likes to...

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 Read reviewThe Goldfish Boy

The Goldfish Boy

Lisa Thompson

Matthew is trapped in his bedroom by crippling OCD and spends most of his time staring out of his window as the inhabitants of Chestnut Close go about their lives. Until the day he is the last person to see his next door...

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 Read reviewThe Boy, the Bird and the Coffin Maker

The Boy, the Bird and the Coffin Maker

Matilda Woods

Alberto lives alone in the town of Allora where fish fly out of the sea and everyone knows everybody's business. There he makes coffins for the great and small, but being the only coffin maker in town can be lonely. That is until...

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 Read reviewThe Ice Sea Pirates

The Ice Sea Pirates

Frida Nilsson

The cold bites and the sea lashes in this adventure on the ice seas. Ten-year-old Siri must counter the treachery of sailors, hungry wolves, frozen landscapes and a mine where children are enslaved, to save her younger sister from...

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The Big Break (Tiny Timmy, Book 6)

The Big Break (Tiny Timmy, Book 6)

Tim Cahill, Heath MacKenzie

It's crunch time for Tiny Timmy and not just on the field! There are huge games coming up, and big tests at school! Its all happening! And then another kind of crunch puts him out of action. Timmy will need to work harder than...

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Kid Normal

Kid Normal

Greg James, Chris Smith, Erica Salcedo

Murph Cooper, eleven, is out of his depth when his mother unknowingly enrolls him in a school for superheroes, but his normalcy may be just what is needed to defeat King Nektar.

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Lockwood & Co: The Empty Grave

Lockwood & Co: The Empty Grave

Jonathan Stroud

After their recent adventures, the Lockwood & Co team deserve a well-earned break . A building full of unsettled souls, it's also the final resting place of Marissa Fittes, the legendary and (supposedly) long-dead ghost hunter -...

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Tarin of the Mammoths: Clan of Wolves (Book 2)

Tarin of the Mammoths: Clan of Wolves (Book 2)

Jo Sandhu

Tarin's quest to save Mammoth Clan seems increasingly out of reach. Badly injured while fleeing the savage Boar Clan, Tarin and the twins face certain death as the harsh Winter descends. But an unexpected refuge not only saves...

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Vet Cadets: Clever Chicks (Book 4)

Vet Cadets: Clever Chicks (Book 4)

Rebecca Johnson

A wonderful series about three smart, funny, animal-loving girls solving mysteries and causing chaos at their country boarding school.

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 Read reviewThe Wayward Witch and the Feelings Monster: Polly and Buster Book One

The Wayward Witch and the Feelings Monster: Polly and Buster Book One

Sally Rippin

From Australia's best-selling female author, Sally Rippin, comes Polly and Buster - a brand new junior fiction series about the magic of friendship.

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Shallow in the Deep End

Shallow in the Deep End

Tiwi College Al Alalinguwi Jarrakarlinga

Erica wants a dog. So dad brings home a new pet... a baby water buffalo! Shallow the buffalo and her friend Bruno the dog have a lot of fun, get in a lot of trouble and create a lot of havoc.

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The Guggenheim Mystery

The Guggenheim Mystery

Robin Stevens, Siobhan Dowd, n/a

My name is Ted Spark. I am 12 years and 281 days old. I have seven friends. Three months ago, I solved the mystery of how my cousin Salim disappeared from a pod on the London Eye. This is the story of my second mystery.<br...

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Vet Cadets: Saving Itsy Bitsy (Book 3)

Vet Cadets: Saving Itsy Bitsy (Book 3)

Rebecca Johnson

A wonderful series about three smart, funny, animal-loving girls solving mysteries and causing chaos at their country boarding school.

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Grover and Squeak's Farm Adventure (Grover McBane, Rescue Dog Book 4)

Grover and Squeak’s Farm Adventure (Grover McBane, Rescue Dog Book 4)

Claire Garth, Johannes Leak

Grover is so excited - he's going on a road trip! But first his owner, Annie, has a special guest to pick up from the animal shelter.

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 Read reviewTintinnabula

Tintinnabula

Margo Lanagan, Rovina Cai

Tintinnabula is a story about moving from discomfort to peace, from violence and uncertainty to a still, sure place. It reminds us that our best friend in hard times can often be ourselves.

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The Elephant

The Elephant

Peter Carnavas

An exquisite first novel from acclaimed picture book author and illustrator Peter Carnavas about Olive, Dad and his elephant.

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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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Shaozhen: Through My Eyes - Natural Disaster Zones

Shaozhen: Through My Eyes - Natural Disaster Zones

Wai Chim, Lyn White

An evocative and compelling story about one boy living through the 2014 drought in Henan, China.

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The Cute Friend: Ginger Green, Playdate Queen

The Cute Friend: Ginger Green, Playdate Queen

Kim Kane, Jon Davis

Ginger Green is BRIMMING with excitement, BURSTING to dance and BUSTING to play with her friends. But will she ever have a drama-free play date? There's no such thing, but don't worry because Ginger Green IS the Play Date Queen!...

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Pippa's Island 1: The Beach Shack Cafe

Pippa’s Island 1: The Beach Shack Cafe

Belinda Murrell

Kira Island Primary School - but Pippa soon starts to make friends with eco-warrior Meg, boho-chick Charlie, and fashionista and cupcake baker Cici. Pippa's mum plans to buy a rustic old boatshed and start a bookshop cafe, and...

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 Read reviewThe Boy and the Spy

The Boy and the Spy

Felice Arena

Life has never been easy for Antonio, but since the war began there are German soldiers on every corner, fearsome gangsters and the fascist police everywhere, and no one ever has enough to eat.But when Antonio decides...

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 Read reviewBeyond the Bright Sea

Beyond the Bright Sea

Lauren Wolk

Crow has lived her whole life on a tiny, starkly beautiful island. Her only companions are Osh, the man who rescued her from a washed-up skiff as a baby and raised her, and Miss Maggie, their neighbour across the sandbar.

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Greta Zargo and the Death Robots from Outer Space

Greta Zargo and the Death Robots from Outer Space

A. F. Harrold

Nobody knew it at that moment, but only three things stood in the way of the complete destruction of the Earth: one elderly parrot; one eight-year-old spelling mistake; and an intrepid young schoolgirl-turned-reporter in search of...

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Cyclones and Shadows: Stories from Up North

Cyclones and Shadows: Stories from Up North

Dudgeon and Oxenham

Two stories feature Lilli and her magical companion, Shadow. Living in Nan's mango tree, Shadow is just the friend Lilli needs when adjusting to a new life in a new town. And, when Shadow finds himself the host of an unwanted...

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 Read reviewFunny Kid for President

Funny Kid for President

Matt Stanton

Meet the funny kid! Because every kid loves to laugh. Every kid wants to laugh, but Max is the boy who can make it happen. He's the class clown, the punch line and he's even volunteered his bottom to be the butt of the joke. Max...

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Alice-Miranda in Hollywood 16

Alice-Miranda in Hollywood 16

Jacqueline Harvey

Lights, camera, action! Yeehaw!

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Ella and Olivia: #18 Happy Campers

Ella and Olivia: #18 Happy Campers

Yvette Poshoglian, Danielle McDonald

Ella and Olivia cant wait to go camping for the first time! But will their tricky cousins spoil all the fun?

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 Read reviewThe Fall

The Fall

Tristan Bancks

In the middle of the night, Sam is woken by angry voices from the apartment above. He goes to the window to see what's happening - only to hear a struggle, and see a body fall from the sixth-floor balcony.

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You Choose 11: Creepy Crawly Chaos

You Choose 11: Creepy Crawly Chaos

George Ivanoff, James Hart

You are on a school excursion at the Entomology and Arachnology Research Centre when things go very wrong. It starts with a gigantic new breed of spider. Soon, there are insects everywhere.

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Squishy McFluff: Big Country Fair

Squishy McFluff: Big Country Fair

Pip Jones, Ella Okstad

Squishy McFluff has been blow-dried and primped to perfection. He must win the Country Fair prettiest pet competition - and will if Ava has anything to do with it... But not everyone can see he's the winner. The Mayor seems to...

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Maybe

Maybe

Morris Gleitzman

1946. Europe is in ruins. Millions of people dream of finding happiness somewhere else.Fourteen year old Felix is one of them. When he's offered a journey to Australia, he seizes the opportunity. So does someone...

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 Read reviewDiva and Flea: A Parisian Tale

Diva and Flea: A Parisian Tale

Mo Willems, Tony DiTerlizzi

Diva, a small yet brave dog, and Flea, a curious streetwise cat, develop an unexpected friendship in this unforgettable tale of discovery from an award-winning author/illustrator pairing.

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The Adventures of Dog Man Book 2: Unleashed

The Adventures of Dog Man Book 2: Unleashed

Dav Pilkey

If only the Chief would throw Dog Man a bone every once in a while... Petey the cat is out of the bag, and his criminal curiosity is taking the city by storm. Can the canine crime biter unleash justice on this ruffian in time to...

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The Adventures of Dog Man: A Tale of Two Kitties

The Adventures of Dog Man: A Tale of Two Kitties

Dav Pilkey

Petey the cat's been dragged into a tiny bit of trouble -- a double in the form of a super-cute kitten. Dog Man will have to work twice as hard to bust these furballs and remain top dog!

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You Choose 12: City of Robots

You Choose 12: City of Robots

George Ivanoff, James Hart

A series of interactive novels for the highly adventurous. Read if you dare! Mistakes will cost you dearly! YOU CHOOSE ...Robot ruler or cyborg slave! A chance encounter with an escaped mini-bot leads you to a...

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Lyttle Lies: The Pudding Problem

Lyttle Lies: The Pudding Problem

Joe Berger

To Sam Lyttle, the truth is like an elephant. It's heavy, worrying and wrinkly. And when it's sitting in your way, you can't go under it or over it. But you CAN skirt round it...

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A Jigsaw of Fire and Stars

A Jigsaw of Fire and Stars

Yaba Badoe

A powerful, haunting debut that steps seamlessly from the horror of people-trafficking to the magic of African folklore.

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 Read reviewSee You in the Cosmos

See You in the Cosmos

Jack Cheng

An astonishingly moving middle-grade debut about a space-obsessed boy's quest for family and home.

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I Open the Door...

I Open the Door…

Gregg Dreise, Ann James, Judy Watson

I Open the Door...contains nine interconnected stories, all of which begin and end with opening a door. The young author/illustrators at the 2016 Spinifex Writing Camp were encouraged to let their imaginations run wild, and the...

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The Selwood Boys: Maintain the Mischief

The Selwood Boys: Maintain the Mischief

Tony Wilson, Adam Selwood, Joel Selwood, Scott Selwood, Troy Selwood

Four future AFL stars under one roof!? Go back to where it all began with THE SELWOOD BOYS...

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Spooky Weird! (Weirdo Book 9)

Spooky Weird! (Weirdo Book 9)

Anh Do, Jules Faber

Halloween's coming up, and Bella and Weir are busy working on their costumes. But everything will be turned upside-down when Weir Do finds out his family are moving away!

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Violet and the Mummy Mystery

Violet and the Mummy Mystery

Harriet Whitehorn, Becka Moor

A delightful detective series for girls starring Violet Remy-Robinson, a young girl with adventure on her mind!

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Marge and the Pirate Baby

Marge and the Pirate Baby

Isla Fisher, Eglantine Ceulemans

'Isla Fisher is hilarious' DAVID WALLIAMS'Charming, funny, delightful' DAVID BADDIELYo ho ho, me hearties. Marge is back! Marge thinks she's a pirate and maybe she's right.Three family-fun adventures written by actor and comedian...

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The Ice Maze

The Ice Maze

Isobelle Carmody

Bily and Zluty, the injured Monster and two diggers journey into a land of ice and darkness. Here they find a secret settlement and learn more about the mysterious Makers plan. But the Monster must make a dreadful choice... A...

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 Read reviewThe Beast of Hushing Wood

The Beast of Hushing Wood

Gabrielle Wang

Ziggy Truegood lives in a tiny town deep in Hushing Wood, where strange  things are happening. The townspeople are fighting, Ziggy feels like  something is hunting her, and her beloved woods have become dark and...

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 Read reviewThe Grand, Genius Summer of Henry Hoobler

The Grand, Genius Summer of Henry Hoobler

Lisa Shanahan

The warm-hearted story of Henry Hoobler and the summer when a new friend, a silver bike and unexpected adventures turn him inside out like a pocket, into something new - laugh-out-loud funny and moving, from the author of my My...

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Alice Jones: The Ghost Light

Alice Jones: The Ghost Light

Sarah Rubin

Five days before opening night at refurbished old theatre the Beryl, ghostly activity unnerves the cast. Alice's detective skills are secretly enlisted. But as she digs into the Beryl's past, she discovers an unexpected mystery...

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Raymie Nightingale

Raymie Nightingale

Kate DiCamillo, David Litchfield

New York Times bestselling author Kate DiCamillo returns to her roots with a moving yet witty story of an unforgettable summer friendship.

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Tiger Boy

Tiger Boy

Mitali Perkins

A tiger cub has escaped from a reserve in the Sunderbans in West Bengal, India, and Neel, a poor boy from the islands, is determined to find her in order to save her from being captured and sold on the black market by Mr. Gupta...

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Alice-Miranda Holds the Key 15

Alice-Miranda Holds the Key 15

Jacqueline Harvey

Alice-Miranda is home for the holidays! In a startling turn of events, Alice-Miranda unexpectedly finishes the school term earlier than planned. Holidays should be a time for fun and a chance to catch up with friends, but it...

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 Read reviewSwimming on the Lawn

Swimming on the Lawn

Yasmin Hamid

This is a beautifully descriptive story of growing up in Sudan as told from the perspective of an observant young girl.

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 Read reviewHistory Mysteries: Diamond Jack

History Mysteries: Diamond Jack

Mark Greenwood

In March 1942, an aircraft prepares for a desperate midnight escape, taking refugees to safety in Australia. Just before take-off, the pilot is entrusted with a mysterious, wax-sealed package.But when the plane is shot down by the...

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Patty Hits the Court: Game Day! 1

Patty Hits the Court: Game Day! 1

Jared Thomas, Patty (Patrick) Mills

A fantastic and fun basketball series by Australian Olympian and NBA star Patty Mills that will entertain young readers, inspire kids to achieve their goals through sport, and showcase Patty's pride in his Indigenous heritage.

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Truly Tan: Trapped!

Truly Tan: Trapped!

Jen Storer, Claire Robertson

Way out in the country, Mrs Topple is Tan's closest neighbour. But Mrs Topple has gone on a cruise and Tan is in charge of security at the Topple cottage. 

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 Read reviewThe Fighting Stingrays

The Fighting Stingrays

Simon Mitchell

Charlie, Masa and Alf are best mates - loyal and adventurous. They're the Fighting Stingrays.In between school, swimming and fishing on idyllic Thursday Island, they have a ripper time role-playing bombing missions and...

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Toto

Toto

Michael Morpurgo, Emma Chichester Clark

From master storyteller MICHAEL MORPURGO, and illustrated in stunning colour by the award-winning EMMA CHICHESTER CLARK, comes a surprising, charming and uplifting twist on The Wizard of Oz, told by a very special and...

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The Castle in the Sea (Quest of the Sunfish Book 2)

The Castle in the Sea (Quest of the Sunfish Book 2)

Mardi McConnochie

The second breathtaking adventure in the Quest of the Sunfish series

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My Australian Story: Our Race for Reconciliation

My Australian Story: Our Race for Reconciliation

Anita Heiss

Mel Gordon loves running, and watching Seinfeld, but mostly she loves Cathy Freeman. It's 2000 and the Olympics are going to be held in Australia. In a year of surprises, Mel finds out that ..

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Some Kind of Happiness

Some Kind of Happiness

Claire Legrand

Reality and fantasy collide in this heartfelt and mysterious novel for fans of Counting by 7s and Bridge to Terabithia, about a girl who must save a magical make-believe world in order to save herself.

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Cub Reporters: Pippa's Island Book 2

Cub Reporters: Pippa’s Island Book 2

Belinda Murrell

Pippa is settling in to her island home - she's even learning to surf. School is abuzz when Mrs Neill announces the launch of a new student newspaper. But how will Pippa, Meg, Charlie and Cici decide what to write about when the...

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History Mysteries: The Lost Explorer

History Mysteries: The Lost Explorer

Mark Greenwood

In 1848 the famous explorer Ludwig Leichhardt sets out on an epic journey. His aim is to cross Australia from east to west, but he never reaches his destination and no one from his expedition is ever seen again. Countless search...

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 Read reviewThe Shop at Hoopers Bend

The Shop at Hoopers Bend

Emily Rodda

From one of Australia's most renowned children's authors, this is a story about coming home when you didn't even know that was where you belonged.

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 Read reviewMarsh And Me

Marsh And Me

Martine Murray

From the award-winning author of Molly and Pim and the Millions of Stars comes a wonderful new novel 9-12 years old.

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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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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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Hotaka: Through My Eyes - Natural Disaster Zones

Hotaka: Through My Eyes - Natural Disaster Zones

John Heffernan, Lyn White

A powerful and moving story about one boy caught up in the Japanese earthquake and tsunami of 2011.

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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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See You When I See You

See You When I See You

Rose Lagercrantz, Eva Eriksson

A stand-alone follow-up to the acclaimed chapter books that began with New York Times Notable Book My Happy Life.

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 Read reviewHow to Bee

How to Bee

Bren MacDibble

A story about family, loyalty, kindness and bravery, set against an all-too-possible future where climate change has forever changed the way we live.

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Radio Boy

Radio Boy

Christian O'Connell

From leading breakfast radio star Christian O'Connell comes a brilliant and laugh-out-loud story of an ordinary boy with an extraordinary secret radio show. (Broadcast from his shed.)

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 Read reviewMr Romanov's Garden in the Sky

Mr Romanov’s Garden in the Sky

Robert Newton

Living in the commission, Lexie is left to fend for herself. Her mother is mostly absent, out searching for something to help her forget the tragic death of Lexie's dad. But then, after witnessing the aftermath  of a shocking...

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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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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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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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Yours Sincerely, Giraffe

Yours Sincerely, Giraffe

Megumi Iwasa, Jun Takabatake

Giraffe is bored, as usual. He'd love a friend to share things with. So he writes a letter and sends it as far as possible across the other side of the horizon. There he finds a pen pal-Penguin.

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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 Legend of Podkin One-Ear

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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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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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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My Life and Other Weaponised Muffins

My Life and Other Weaponised Muffins

Tristan Bancks

Have you ever been trapped inside a runaway car? Have you broken a world record? Is there someone in your class who will stop at nothing to kiss you? Have you ever tricked your dog into doing your homework? Or found something...

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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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 Read reviewHenrietta and the Perfect Night

Henrietta and the Perfect Night

Martine Murray

Henrietta, the great go-getter, is going to be a big sister, but she'll have to wait half way to Christmas before the baby is ready. Five charming and quirky stories from the author of the CBCA shotlisted book Molly and Pim and...

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Really Weird! (WeirDo Book 8)

Really Weird! (WeirDo Book 8)

Anh Do, Jules Faber

Grandma Do is visiting, just in time for Grandparents Day, a trip to the farm AND the school dance! Life is about to get REALLY weird for Weir Do... because Grandma Do is the weirdest one of all! It wont be easy... but it will be...

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All The Things That Could Go Wrong

All The Things That Could Go Wrong

Stewart Foster

There are two sides to every story. Dan is angry. Nothing has been the same since his big brother left, and he's taking it out on the nearest and weakest target: Alex.

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They Didn't Teach THIS in Worm School!

They Didn’t Teach THIS in Worm School!

Simone Lia

A buddy comedy featuring a worm and a chicken-like bird that will have readers wriggling with laughter.

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The Bad Guys Episode 5: Intergalactic Gas

The Bad Guys Episode 5: Intergalactic Gas

Aaron Blabey

The bad news? The world is ending. The good news? The Bad Guys are back to save it!Sure, they might have to borrow a rocket... And there might be something nasty in one of the spacesuits... And Mr Piranha might have...

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Tom Gates #12: Family, Friends and Furry Creatures

Tom Gates #12: Family, Friends and Furry Creatures

Liz Pichon

In the next hilarious instalment of Tom Gates, Mr Fullerman has a class assignment: a family tree! Tom's ready to learn all about the Gates family, his friends and a furry creature (or two!). But just what *is* that squeaking...

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 Read reviewThe Turnkey

The Turnkey

Allison Rushby, Laura Peterson

History and mystery wrapped in a thrilling supernatural plot, The Turnkey is perfect for kids aged 9+.

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 Read reviewThe Tale of Angelino Brown

The Tale of Angelino Brown

David Almond, Alex T. Smith

A warm and witty tale from a master storyteller, author of Carnegie Medal-winning Skellig and internationally bestseller The Boy Who Swam with Piranhas

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Hectic Electric - How to Hypnotise a Droid: Book One

Hectic Electric - How to Hypnotise a Droid: Book One

Joshie Lefers

This madcap comedy-adventure series is completely hectic - and also heart-warming, ridiculously funny and wildly addictive! One day, Joshie is eating breakfast when a fancy robot thingy arrives in a box. The cool thing? It's...

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 Read reviewDino Hunter: D-Bot Squad 1

Dino Hunter: D-Bot Squad 1

Mac Park, James Hart

Dinosaurs are back, and on the loose! It's up to D-Bot Squad to catch them

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The Song of Seven

The Song of Seven

Tonke Dragt (Author), Laura Watkinson (Translator)

Seven paths. Seven unlikely friends. One extraordinary adventure.

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 Read reviewThe Blue Cat

The Blue Cat

Ursula Dubosarsky

From the multi-award-winning author of The Red Shoe comes a haunting story about a boy who can't - or won't - speak about his past in war-torn Europe, and his friendship wth a young Australian girl.

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 Read reviewWed Wabbit

Wed Wabbit

Lissa Evans

A hugely funny 'down the rabbit hole' adventure from the author of internationally bestselling 'Small Change for Stuart', which was shortlisted for both the Carnegie Medal and Costa Award.

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George

George

Alex Gino

Allow me to introduce you to a remarkable book, full of love, wonder, hope, and the importance of getting to be who you were meant to be. You must read this. - David Levithan, author of Every Day and editor of George. GEORGE is...

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Tarin of the Mammoths: The Exile (Book 1)

Tarin of the Mammoths: The Exile (Book 1)

Jo Sandhu

Tarin of the Mammoths is a thrilling Stone Age epic for ages 8-12.

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 Read reviewFrankie Fish and The Sonic Suitcase

Frankie Fish and The Sonic Suitcase

Peter Helliar, Lesley Vamos

In his first ever kids' book, Australian comedian Peter Helliar takes young readers on a hilarious time-travel adventure about mega mischief, missing limbs, and a grandad with a wicked secret....

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There's a Werewolf In My Tent!

There’s a Werewolf In My Tent!

Pamela Butchart, Thomas Flintham

Izzy and her friends are SO EXCITED about their school trip. Read more of Izzy's adventures! Baby Aliens Got My Teacher The Spy Who Loved School Dinners My Headteacher Is a Vampire Rat Attack of the Demon Dinner Ladies...

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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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