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

The hilarious, anarchic antics of One-eyed Eileen, her 4F classmates and their long-suffering teacher in one collectable volume.

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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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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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 Read reviewThe Extremely Inconvenient Adventures of Bronte Mettlestone

The Extremely Inconvenient Adventures of Bronte Mettlestone

Jaclyn Moriarty, Kelly Canby

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

In the vein of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas and Number the Stars, this fusion of fairy tales, folklore, and World War II history eloquently illustrates the power of love and the inherent will to survive even in the darkest...

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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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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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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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 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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 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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The Polar Bear Explorers' Club

The Polar Bear Explorers' Club

Alex Bell, Tomislav Tomic

A gorgeously imaginative fantasy adventure with all the magic and charm of Philip Pullman's Northern Lights.

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Patty Takes Charge (Game Day! Book 3)

Patty Takes Charge (Game Day! Book 3)

Patty Mills, Jared Thomas

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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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

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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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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 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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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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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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 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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Kid Normal: Kid Normal 1

Kid Normal: Kid Normal 1

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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Dory Fantasmagory and the Real True Friend

Dory Fantasmagory and the Real True Friend

Abby Hanlon

The rambunctious, raucous and rascally star of Dory Fantasmagory is BACK, and this time she's heading to 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

Jared Thomas

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

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

Johannes Leak, Claire Garth

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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 Special price 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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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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 Read reviewThe Boy and the Spy

The Boy and the Spy

Felice Arena

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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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 Special priceThe Worm and the Bird

The Worm and the Bird

Coralie Bickford-Smith

An arresting, visually stunning story from the winner of Waterstones Book of the Year 2015.

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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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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

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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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Unleashed (The Adventures of Dog Man, Book 2)

Unleashed (The Adventures of Dog Man, Book 2)

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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A Tale of Two Kitties (The Adventures of Dog Man, Book 3)

A Tale of Two Kitties (The Adventures of Dog Man, Book 3)

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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 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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Maintain the Mischief (The Selwood Boys, #4)

Maintain the Mischief (The Selwood Boys, #4)

Tony Wilson, Adam Selwood, Troy Selwood, Joel Selwood, Scott 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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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 Skeleton Coast: Quest of the Sunfish 3

The Skeleton Coast: Quest of the Sunfish 3

Mardi McConnochie

The adventures of the Sunfish conclude as twins, Annalie and Will, discover the truth of what was behind their father's disappearance and face even more dangers on land than they did at sea.

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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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 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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Patty Hits the Court: Game Day! 1

Patty Hits the Court: Game Day! 1

Patty Mills, Jared Thomas

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

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The Lost Property Office

The Lost Property Office

James R. Hannibal

An American boy travels with his family to London for his mother to find his father, but it turns out his father was involved with something nefarious...and now so is he --

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Beetle Queen

Beetle Queen

M.G. Leonard

Cruel beetle fashionista, Lucretia Cutter, is at large with her yellow ladybird spies - and she has a devious plan. Darkus, Virginia and Bertolt are determined to stop her, but Darkus's dad is dead set against their involvement....

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School Daze (Diary of a Minecraft Zombie, Book 5)

School Daze (Diary of a Minecraft Zombie, Book 5)

Zack Zombie

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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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Detective Gordon: A Case in Any Case

Detective Gordon: A Case in Any Case

Ulf Nilsson (Author), Gitte Spee, Julia Marshall (Translator)

Gordon is on vacation, and Buffy is the sole detective at the small police station in the forest. It is not easy for a police officer to be alone. Especially when there are strange noises outside the station at night.

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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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This is My Song

This is My Song

Richard Yaxley

This is my blood, this is my song. In the early 1940s in Czechoslovakia, Rafael Ullmann and his family are sent to Terezin, the so-called model ghetto for Jewish artists.

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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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 Read reviewMr Romanov's Garden in the Sky

Mr Romanov’s Garden in the Sky

Robert Newton

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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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Dotty Detective

Dotty Detective

Clara Vulliamy

Meet Dorothy Constance Mae Louise, or Dot as she prefers to be called!

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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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Ballerina Dreams

Ballerina Dreams

Michaela DePrince (Author), Ella Okstad

At the age of three, Michaela DePrince found a photo of a ballerina that changed her life. She was living in an orphanage in Sierra Leone at the time, but was soon adopted and brought to America. Michaela never forgot the photo of...

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Zombie's Birthday Apocalypse (Diary of a Minecraft Zombie, Book 9)

Zombie’s Birthday Apocalypse (Diary of a Minecraft Zombie, Book 9)

Zack Zombie

It's Halloween and it's Zack the Zombie's Birthday! But there's a Zombie Apocalypse happening that is threatening to end Minecraft as we know itand it just might totally ruin Zack's 13th Birthday Party too! Will Zack and his...

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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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Bad Mermaids

Bad Mermaids

Sibeal Pounder, Jason Cockcroft

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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

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Fish in a Tree

Fish in a Tree

Lynda Mullaly Hunt

-Ally's greatest fear is that everyone will find out she is as dumb as they think she is because she still doesn't know how to read---

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Rose Raventhorpe Investigates: Rubies and Runaways: Book 2

Rose Raventhorpe Investigates: Rubies and Runaways: Book 2

Janine Beacham

Rose Raventhorpe and the secret society of crime-solving butlers are at it again! When an orphan goes missing, will Rose and the butlers be able to find her before she disappears forever?For fans of Murder Most Unladylike and The...

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 Read reviewRunning on the Roof of the World

Running on the Roof of the World

Jess Butterworth, Rob Biddulph

A richly atmospheric story of survival and hope set in Tibet and India, filled with friendship, love and courage. This young girl's thrilling journey to save her parents is an ideal read for fans of Katherine Rundell, Lauren St...

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A Girl Called Owl

A Girl Called Owl

Amy Wilson

The moon seems to urge me onward, onward, and my feet fly faster and faster as the world around me sparkles silver with new frost . . . it's like being in a snowglobe, my very own little world, all of ice

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The Adventures of Miss Petitfour

The Adventures of Miss Petitfour

Anne Michaels, Emma Block

In her first book for children, internationally acclaimed novelist and poet Michaels introduces an eccentric Mary Poppins-esque heroine and her flying feline charges, in a whimsical collection of magical adventures that celebrates...

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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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Short

Short

Holly Goldberg Sloan

Very short for her age, Julia grows into her sense of self while playing a munchkin in a summer regional theater production of The Wizard of Oz --

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What Not to Do If You Turn Invisible

What Not to Do If You Turn Invisible

Ross Welford

From the author of the unforgettable bestseller Time Travelling With a Hamster comes another surprising, beautiful and funny novel about a child who, by disappearing, will write herself into your heart forever...

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 Read reviewThe Secret Keepers

The Secret Keepers

Trenton Lee Stewart

When Reuben discovers an old pocket watch, he soon realizes it holds an incredible power: it can turn you invisible for fifteen minutes. And the watch's power is even more extraordinary than he knows. Soon, he's on the run from a...

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Timmy Failure: The Cat Stole My Pants

Timmy Failure: The Cat Stole My Pants

Stephan Pastis

In the sixth book in Stephan Pastis's New York Times bestselling series, Timmy is being threatened and must rely on his new partner to solve the mystery - and possibly save his life!

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Cream Buns and Crime: Tips, Tricks and Tales from the Detective Society

Cream Buns and Crime: Tips, Tricks and Tales from the Detective Society

Robin Stevens

A collection of short stories, tips and tricks on being a detective, from the author of Murder Most Unladylike.

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The Young Magicians and The Thieves' Almanac

The Young Magicians and The Thieves' Almanac

Nick Mohammed

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The Lights Under the Lake

The Lights Under the Lake

Sophie Cleverly

Scarlet and Ivy's school trip takes a turn for the worse as another mystery begins to unfold... The fourth book in the SCARLET AND IVY series is perfect for fans of MURDER MOST UNLADYLIKE.

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Tiny Timmy #5: on Tour!

Tiny Timmy #5: on Tour!

Tim Cahill, Heath McKenzie

This is book 5 of the bestselling series from Socceroos legend, Tim Cahill!

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The Misadventures of Max Crumbly 1: Locker Hero

The Misadventures of Max Crumbly 1: Locker Hero

Rachel Renee Russell

A brand new series from the bestselling author of the phenomenally successful Dork Diaries series!

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 Read reviewBlack Cats and Butlers (Rose Raventhorpe Investigates, Book 1)

Black Cats and Butlers (Rose Raventhorpe Investigates, Book 1)

Janine Beacham

Can Rose and her league of sword-wielding butlers solve the mystery of Argyle's death? Knives aren't just for cutting cucumber sandwiches, you know... For fans of Murder Most Unladylike and The Clockwork Sparrow

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The Incredible Dadventure

The Incredible Dadventure

Dave Lowe, The Boy Fitz Hammond

Ten days, ten tasks - can Holly complete her very own Dadventure?Holly's dad is an explorer, having amazing adventures all over the world, while Holly is stuck at home with her mum, her baby brother and the dog. She has ten days...

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Party Time! (Hotdog, Book 2)

Party Time! (Hotdog, Book 2)

Anh Do, Dan McGuiness

It's Kev's birthday, so Hotdog and Lizzie are throwing him a surprise party! There'll be cake, games and magic tricks! But will a rude rooster and a cranky donkey ruin the day?

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Maybe a Fox

Maybe a Fox

Kathi Appelt, Alison McGhee

Worlds collide spectacularly when Newbery and National Book Award finalist Kathi Appelt and Pulitzer Prize nominee and #1 New York Times bestseller Alison McGhee team up to create a fantastical, heartbreaking and gorgeous tale...

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Flying Lessons & Other Stories

Flying Lessons & Other Stories

Ellen Oh

From basketball dreams and family fiascos to first crushes and new neighborhoods, this anthology, written by award-winning children's authors, celebrates the uniqueness and universality in all of us.

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The Story of the Dancing Frog

The Story of the Dancing Frog

Quentin Blake

Wonderful, witty and wise, this classic Quentin Blake tale will warm hearts of young and old alike.

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Zombie Swap (Diary of a Minecraft Zombie, Book 4)

Zombie Swap (Diary of a Minecraft Zombie, Book 4)

Zack Zombie

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To the Lighthouse

Cristy Burne

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Paladero: The City of Night Neverending

Paladero: The City of Night Neverending

Steven Lochran

Welcome to Thunder Realm, where cowboy-knights known as paladeros herd dinosaurs during peacetime, and take up arms during war.

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 Read reviewDino Hunter: D-Bot Squad 1

Dino Hunter: D-Bot Squad 1

Mac Park, James Hart

A super-exciting series about DINOSAUR ROBOTS for first readers...from the creators of the bestselling Boy vs Beast series. A world kids will love, using words they can read.

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Timmy Failure: The Book You're Not Supposed to Have

Timmy Failure: The Book You’re Not Supposed to Have

Stephan Pastis

Timmy Failure returns once more in the fifth book in the New York Times bestselling series.

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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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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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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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Mammoth Mistake, Starring Olive Black (Book 1)

Mammoth Mistake, Starring Olive Black (Book 1)

Alex Miles, Maude Guesne

When Olive lets spoilt Sofia La Boosh get under her skin, she finds herself in all sorts of trouble trying to compete. Soon her best friend Rani isn't talking to her and Olive's apology rehearsals don't seem to be helping.Why...

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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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Charlie and the Karaoke Cockroaches

Charlie and the Karaoke Cockroaches

Alan Brough

1 bumbling burglar 2 best friends 3 singing cockroaches

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Chase: Book 1

Chase: Book 1

Linwood Barclay

Get ready to run ... an edge-of-your-seat thriller with bite from international bestselling author Linwood Barclay, in his first novel for 9-12 year olds.

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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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When Nature Calls (Diary of a Minecraft Zombie, Book 3)

When Nature Calls (Diary of a Minecraft Zombie, Book 3)

Zack Zombie

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Warriors: A Vision of Shadows #1: The Apprentice's Quest

Warriors: A Vision of Shadows #1: The Apprentice’s Quest

Erin Hunter

Full of epic adventure and thrilling intrigue, the first book in this fifth Warriors series is the perfect introduction for readers new to the Warriors world, while for dedicated fans, it's a long-awaited return to the era of...

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Fish Boy

Fish Boy

Chloe Daykin, Richard Jones

A story about friendship, love, family, magic... and fish...

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