Recent junior & middle fiction from 2018

In the Lamplight

In the Lamplight

Dianne Wolfer, Brian Simmonds

If you loved the award-winning Lighthouse Girl and Light Horse Boy, you will also love In the Lamplight, with its combination of evocative charcoal drawings, archival materials and Australian history.

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Swallow's Dance

Swallow’s Dance

Wendy Orr

Leira's family flee to the island of Crete just before a huge volcanic eruption destroys their island and sends a tsunami to where they thought they had found safety. Another thrilling adventure by acclaimed author Wendy Orr.

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The Young Vikings

The Young Vikings

James Moloney

When his village is attacked, Hauk Johanson has no choice but to step up and lead the young Vikings on a quest for revenge. But there is one problemthe young Vikings have never fought in battle. Can Hauk and his friends master the...

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Leave Taking

Leave Taking

Lorraine Marwood

A new novel about belonging, loss and love from the celebrated author of Star Jumps, the 2010 winner of the Prime Ministers Award for Children's Fiction.

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Sweet Adversity

Sweet Adversity

Sheryl Gwyther

There's never a good time to be orphaned - or abandoned ... especially when you are twelve years old, and it's the Great Depression. In 1928, Shakespearean actors, the McAllisters, are forced to leave their daughter...

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 Read review47 Degrees

47 Degrees

Justin D'Ath

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

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Ruby And Olivia

Ruby And Olivia

Rachel Hawkins

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

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Dog Man 6: Brawl of the Wild

Dog Man 6: Brawl of the Wild

Dav Pilkey

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

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Show Stopper! the Susie K Diaries

Show Stopper! the Susie K Diaries

Shamini Flint, Sally Heinrich

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

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Bear in the Woods: The Peski Kids Book 2

Bear in the Woods: The Peski Kids Book 2

R.A. Spratt

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

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 Read reviewThe Slightly Alarming Tale of the Whispering Wars

The Slightly Alarming Tale of the Whispering Wars

Jaclyn Moriarty

From the award-winning Jaclyn Moriarty comes a spellbinding tale of unlikely friendship, unexpected magic and competitive athletics.

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 Read reviewThe Tales of Mr Walker

The Tales of Mr Walker

Jess Black, Sara Acton

The Tales of Mr Walker contains four delightful stories inspired by the real-life Mr Walker, a Guide Dog Ambassador who now calls Park Hyatt Melbourne home. 

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Grandma Dangerous and the Egg of Glory: Book 2

Grandma Dangerous and the Egg of Glory: Book 2

Kita Mitchell, Nathan Reed

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

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Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow (Nevermoor Book 2)

Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow (Nevermoor Book 2)

Jessica Townsend

Wunder is gathering in Nevermoor ...

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 Read reviewLenny's Book of Everything

Lenny’s Book of Everything

Karen Foxlee

Winner of the 2019 Indie Book Award for children's booksLenny, small and sharp, has a younger brother Davey who won't stop growing - and at seven is as tall as a man. Raised by their single mother, who...

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Lemonade Jones: Lemonade Jones 1

Lemonade Jones: Lemonade Jones 1

Karen Blair, Davina Bell

Lemonade Jones likes to ask lots of questions and does not like rules - warm, funny stories for the beginning reader about a girl who likes to ask 'why?'There are a lot of rules that don't interest Lemonade Jones.<br...

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The Adventures of Jack Scratch: The Quest for the Hiss-Paniola

The Adventures of Jack Scratch: The Quest for the Hiss-Paniola

Craig Phillips

Meet Jack Scratch. Pint sized hero. Swashbuckler. Adventurer...and singer of pirate ditties!

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The Adventures of Catvinkle

The Adventures of Catvinkle

Elliot Perlman

Catvinkle is used to being top cat, completely pampered by Mr Sabatini the barber. So she is horrified when Mr Sabatini brings home a wide-eyed, lost Dalmatian named Ula.Soon Ula is warming herself by Catvinkle's fire....

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 Read reviewEverything I've Never Said

Everything I’ve Never Said

Samantha Wheeler

A powerful novel about a subject rarely tackled - young people with disabilities and the families who love and support them.   

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Dog Tales

Dog Tales

Emily Rodda, Janine Dawson

All sorts of interesting and unusual things happen in Dolan Street, and the dogs are always at the centre of them. An uproariously funny dog tale, warm, witty, classic comedy filled with irresistable and memorable characters. Ages...

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 Special priceThe Song from Somewhere Else

The Song from Somewhere Else

A. F. Harrold, Levi Pinfold

A powerful and poignant story about friendship from the author of the critically acclaimed The Imaginary, illustrated by award-winning illustrator Levi Pinfold. Perfect for fans of Roald Dahl and Neil Gaiman

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Power to the Princess: 15 Favourite Fairytales Retold with Girl Power

Power to the Princess: 15 Favourite Fairytales Retold with Girl Power

Vita Weinstein Murrow, Julia Bereciartu

What if princesses didn't always marry Prince Charming and live happily every after?

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 Read reviewHelp Around the House

Help Around the House

Morris Gleitzman

Ludo helps other people. It's how he was brought up. When Dad is elected to Federal Parliament, Ludo grabs the chance to make Australia an even better place. But he soon discovers it's not the homeless of the national...

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Explorers on Witch Mountain

Explorers on Witch Mountain

Alex Bell, Tomislav Tomic

Suddenly disaster strikes when Stella's father, Felix, is snatched by a fearsome witch. Stella must bring her magic ice princess tiara to Witch Mountain or she will never see Felix again! But no one ever returns from Witch...

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Funny Stories: And Other Funny Stories

Funny Stories: And Other Funny Stories

Morris Gleitzman

Swap a bomb for three ice-creams on a train, bounce on a vampire's bed, eat a pizza that makes you fearless, read the secret diary of a dog, unleash the awesome power of chips, save ten lives with a paper clip, surprise your mum...

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Dork Diaries: Birthday Drama!

Dork Diaries: Birthday Drama!

Rachel Renee Russell

The thirteenth instalment in the bestselling DORK DIARIES series, now with over 30 million books in print!

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Wings of Fire #11: The Lost Continent

Wings of Fire #11: The Lost Continent

Tui T. Sutherland

Blue the SilkWing is content. Life in his Hive is safe; he loves his family; he has enough to eat. And Pantala has been at peace for as long as he can remember. SilkWings and HiveWings live and work together in harmony, and...

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Death in the Spotlight: A Murder Most Unladylike Mystery

Death in the Spotlight: A Murder Most Unladylike Mystery

Robin Stevens

Someone will take their final bow...Fresh from their adventures in Hong Kong, Hazel Wong and Daisy Wells have returned to England. But they're not going straight back to school - first they're staying with Daisy's uncle Felix in...

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The Girl, the Dog and the Writer in Provence (The Girl, the Dog and the Writer, Book 2)

The Girl, the Dog and the Writer in Provence (The Girl, the Dog and the Writer, Book 2)

Katrina Nannestad

When Freja and Tobias arrive in Claviers, Provence, it feels like home. The hilltop village is surrounded by olive groves, lavender fields and drifts of red poppies. The market square hides a world-famous patisserie and an antique...

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 Read reviewThe Skylarks' War

The Skylarks' War

Hilary McKay

An evocative and heartbreaking novel of family and friendship in wartime.

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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...

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The Bad Guys Episode 8: Superbad

The Bad Guys Episode 8: Superbad

Aaron Blabey

Knuckleheads Assemble. Its Bad Guys Episode 8!   

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Head Kid

Head Kid

David Baddiel, Steven Lenton

From the million copy bestselling author of THE PARENT AGENCY and BIRTHDAY BOY comes a wildly entertaining wish-fulfilment adventure that asks the question: what would happen if the strictest head teacher swapped bodies with the...

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Splashy Weird! (WeirDo Book 11)

Splashy Weird! (WeirDo Book 11)

Anh Do, Jules Faber

The school swimming carnival is on and Weir isnt looking forward to ANY of it! Not the TINY cozzies! Or getting water UP HIS NOSE! And especially not the RACING! Can Weir win for his team? It wont be easy... but it will be...

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Black Cockatoo

Black Cockatoo

Carl Merrison, Hakea Hustler

Finalist for the Readings Children's Book Prize 2019Black Cockatoo is a vignette that follows Mia, a young Aboriginal girl as she explores the fragile connections of family and culture.<br...

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Kakadu Calling: Stories for Kids

Kakadu Calling: Stories for Kids

Jane Garlil Christophersen, Christine Christophersen

From Dinky the Dingo to Finding My Way Home, Jane Christophersen presents an engaging collection of short stories for young readers. Jane reveals the wonders of daily life in the bush and includes messages about caring for the...

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Lintang and the Brightest Star

Lintang and the Brightest Star

Tamara Moss

A prophecy has been spoken. A monster has awoken.

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 Read reviewNatural Born Loser

Natural Born Loser

Oliver Phommavanh

Barryjong Primary School is a joke. The teachers have lost their will to teach, the buildings are old and tired with not even a whiff of airconditioning in any classroom, and prefects are the stuff of legends from when the school...

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Mr Bambuckle's Remarkables Go Wild

Mr Bambuckle’s Remarkables Go Wild

Tim Harris

Meet your new assistant principal - Miss Frost! Uh-oh, that's not good. Good thing we're off on camp. Mr Bambuckle lets us eat marshmallows before dinner! Is that a spark-maker beetle? Shh! What was that noise? The class...

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 Read reviewMy Girragundji 20th Anniversary Edition

My Girragundji 20th Anniversary Edition

Meme McDonald, Boori Monty Pryor

The 20th anniversary edition of the award-winning, much loved story that tells how a little tree frog helps a boy find the courage to face his fears.

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 Read reviewHis Name Was Walter

His Name Was Walter

Emily Rodda

From Australia's favourite storyteller comes a story, within a story, that shows us the extraordinary power of true love and solves a decades-old mystery.

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The Princess in Black and the Science Fair Scare

The Princess in Black and the Science Fair Scare

Shannon and Dean Hale, LeUyen Pham

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

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The Mystery of the Squashed Cockroach: The Peski Kids Book 1

The Mystery of the Squashed Cockroach: The Peski Kids Book 1

R.A. Spratt

When April, Finn and Joe Peski come home from school one day to find their mother missing, they are forced to go and live with their dad. They haven't seen him in years, and to make matters worse, he lives in a small country town...

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 Read reviewA Song Only I Can Hear

A Song Only I Can Hear

Barry Jonsberg

Rob has a huge crush on the new girl at school. But Rob is painfully shy and suffers severe panic attacks. How is her heart to be won? Another wonderful and heart-warming comedy drama from the award-winning author of My Life as an...

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 Read reviewThe Relic of the Blue Dragon (Children of the Dragon, Book 1)

The Relic of the Blue Dragon (Children of the Dragon, Book 1)

Rebecca Lim

Harley gave a little shiver as he peered at the mysterious girl's message. She'd written: DRAGON KING RETURNS.       Harley Spark is just an ordinary thirteen-year-old kid who lives with his mum,...

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Fairytales for Feisty Girls

Fairytales for Feisty Girls

Beth Norling, Sher Rill Ng, Claire Robertson, Lucinda Gifford, Susannah McFarlane

Renowned girl hero and feisty author Susannah McFarlane presents an illustrated collection of 'tilted' fairytales featuring girls with smarts.

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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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Stories of the Night

Stories of the Night

Kitty Crowther

A modern fairytale storybook set in the magical illustrated world of Astrid Lindgren Award recipient Kitty Crowther

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Amal Unbound

Amal Unbound

Aisha Saeed

Aisha Saeed's middle-grade debut tells the compelling story of a girl's fight to regain her life and dreams after being forced into indentured servitude.

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 Read reviewMr Penguin and the Lost Treasure: Book 1

Mr Penguin and the Lost Treasure: Book 1

Alex T. Smith

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

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Dog Man 5: Lord of the Fleas

Dog Man 5: Lord of the Fleas

Dav Pilkey

There's a new bunch of baddies in town, and they have something sinister in store for Petey the Cat. Once again, Dog Man is called into action! With a cute kitten and a remarkable robot by his side, the Supa Buddies must join...

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 Read reviewInheritance

Inheritance

Carole Wilkinson

Historical fiction for middle grade readers at its compelling, shocking, fascinating best. Nic is left in the care of her grandfather at the remote family property that was once her mother's childhood home; a place with 30...

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The Adventures of Jellybean

The Adventures of Jellybean

Bill Condon, Di Bates

When best friends Rory and Trang become the proud owners of a nanny goat, she turns out to be quite a hoof-ful! Jellybean likes escaping, eating everything under the sun and keeping the neighbours awake at night.Still,...

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 Read reviewThe Yark

The Yark

Bertrand Santini, Laurent Gapaillard

A very funny and cheerfully subversive chapter book about a monster who eats children-until one day he makes a friend.

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 Read reviewThe Wild Robot

The Wild Robot

Peter Brown

A gloriously illustrated story of a robot's adventures in the wild

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The Dog with Seven Names

The Dog with Seven Names

Dianne Wolfer

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

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Front Desk

Front Desk

Kelly Yang

Recent immigrants from China, desperate for money, ten-year-old Mia Tang's parents take a job managing a rundown Southern California motel for skinflint Mr. Yao, whose son is the only other Chinese American in Mia's class.

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Baby Monkey, Private Eye

Baby Monkey, Private Eye

Brian Selznick, David Serlin

Who is Baby Monkey? He is a baby. He is a monkey. He has a job. He is Baby Monkey, Private Eye! Lost jewels? Missing pizza? Stolen spaceship? Baby Monkey can help! But can he put on his pants before the culprit gets...

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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 reviewReal Pigeons Fight Crime

Real Pigeons Fight Crime

Andrew McDonald, Ben Wood

In Real Pigeons Fight Crime, Rock and his mystery-solving friends will tackle their first caseload: Why have all the breadcrumbs disappeared? Who on earth is kidnapping bats? And can the pigeons avert a dinner disaster??

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 Read reviewThe 104-Storey Treehouse

The 104-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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Our Australian Girl: The Ruby Stories

Our Australian Girl: The Ruby Stories

Penny Matthews

It's 1930 . . . and Ruby Quinlan lives in a big house in Adelaide with her parents and her fox terrier, Baxter. As she prepares for her twelfth birthday party, Ruby has never been happier, but the world outside is experiencing...

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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 reviewThe Boy At the Back of the Class

The Boy At the Back of the Class

Onjali Q. Rauf

Told with heart and humour, The Boy at the Back of the Class is a child's perspective on the refugee crisis, highlighting the importance of friendship and kindness in a world that doesn't always make sense.

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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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Bob

Bob

Wendy Mass, Rebecca Stead, Nicholas Gannon

A charming middle-grade novel about friendship and the power of imagination, told in alternating chapters by Rebecca Stead, the Newbery Medal winning author of When You Reach Me, and Wendy Mass, New York Times bestselling author...

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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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 Read reviewThe Raven's Children

The Raven’s Children

Yulia Yakovleva, Ruth Ahmedzai Kemp

Russia in 1938 is a place of great terror. Joseph Stalin is in charge. His Secret Police are everywhere, searching for anyone who might be his enemy. People have no idea who they can trust. Seven-year-old Shura doesn't know...

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 Read reviewHello, Universe

Hello, Universe

Erin Entrada Kelly, Isabel Roxas

Lives of four misfits are intertwined when a bully's prank lands shy Virgil at the bottom of a well and Valencia, Kaori, and Gen band together in an epic quest to find and rescue him.

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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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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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Squishy Taylor Versus the Mayor

Squishy Taylor Versus the Mayor

Ailsa Wild, Ben Wood

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

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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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 Read reviewCloud and Wallfish

Cloud and Wallfish

Anne Nesbet

Slip behind the Iron Curtain into a world of smoke, secrets, and lies in this stunning novel where someone is always listening and nothing is as it seems.

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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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Lucy & Andy Neanderthal

Lucy & Andy Neanderthal

Jeffrey Brown

From the author of the New York Times bestselling Jedi Academy books comes a hilarious graphic novel series about two young cave kids living 40,000 years ago.

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 Read reviewA Kalle Blomkvist Mystery: Master Detective

A Kalle Blomkvist Mystery: Master Detective

Astrid Lindgren

A super sleuth like Kalle Blomkvist is always looking for the next case to crack. So when a mysterious stranger arrives in town he finds the perfect excuse to start an investigation, one that will draw him and his friends into a...

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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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 Read reviewThe Peacock Detectives

The Peacock Detectives

Carly Nugent

Shortlisted for the 2017 Text Prize, The Peacock Detectives is a delightfully Australian story about self-discovery and dealing with change for upper middle-graders.

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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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A School Day Smile (Tiggy and her Magic Paintbrush Book 1)

A School Day Smile (Tiggy and her Magic Paintbrush Book 1)

Zanni Louise, Gilliant Flint

Tiggy has a BIG imagination. She sometimes has BIG feelings too. But everything is A-Okay, because Tiggy has a very special secret ... Today is Tiggy's first day of school, and she is super excited! But she's also not quite...

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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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Dog Man and Cat Kid (The Adventures of Dog Man Book 4)

Dog Man and Cat Kid (The Adventures of Dog Man Book 4)

Dav Pilkey

When darkness falls upon the city, only one heroic duo has the pedigree to deliver justice! Dog Man, the newest hero from the creator of Captain Underpants, is back and this time he's not alone. The heroic hound with a nose for...

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Wed 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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 Read reviewJane Doe and the Cradle of All Worlds

Jane Doe and the Cradle of All Worlds

Jeremy Lachlan

Step inside. Don't look back. Forward is the only way. His Dark Materials meets Mad Max in this unforgettable blockbuster adventure about the world between worlds.

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Bravelands: Broken Pride (Bravelands, Book 1)

Bravelands: Broken Pride (Bravelands, Book 1)

Erin Hunter

HEED THE CALL OF THE WILD WITH THE EXHILARATING NEW SERIES FROM ERIN HUNTER A lion cast out from his pride. An elephant who can read the bones of the dead. A baboon rebelling against his destiny. ...

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Hounds and Hauntings (Rose Raventhorpe Investigates, Book 3)

Hounds and Hauntings (Rose Raventhorpe Investigates, Book 3)

Janine Beacham

The city of Yorke is under attack and it's up to Rose Raventhorpe and Yorke's secret society of butlers to find the culprit! The third mystery in the Rose Raventhorpe Investigates series.

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 Read reviewThe Promise Horse

The Promise Horse

Jackie Merchant

Harry is tired of being the tall new kid with red hair, big feet and freckles; the one with the dead sister whose voice follows her wherever she goes. Everyone says she's imagining it, but she knows they're wrong. If she was...

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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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When the Mountains Roared

When the Mountains Roared

Jess Butterworth

A vivid, warm and atmospheric adventure set in the mountains of India, about a girl who is determined to protect the wild leopards of the mountain from poachers, perfect for fans of Katherine Rundell.

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 Read reviewThe Extremely Weird Thing That Happened In Huggabie Falls

The Extremely Weird Thing That Happened In Huggabie Falls

Adam Cece, Andrew Weldon

Winner of the Text Prize for Young Adult and Children's Writing. The Extremely Weird Thing that Happened in Huggabie Falls is the first book in a trilogy of sublimely ridiculous laugh-out-loud adventure stories for middle-grade...

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 Read reviewThe Endsister

The Endsister

Penni Russon

Unforgettable characters, chaotic family life and an intriguing ghost story combine in this funny, absorbing tale of a family who inherit a mansion on the other side of the world.

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The Wolf Keepers

The Wolf Keepers

Elise Broach, Alice Ratterree

A thrilling mystery adventure set on the grounds of a zoo and Yosemite National Park.

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Brindabella

Brindabella

Ursula Dubosarsky, Andrew Joyner

From an extraordinary novelist and an award-winning illustrator comes this lyrical and unforgettable story about a boy and the untameable wildness of a hand-reared joey.

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 Read reviewThe List

The List

Patricia Forde

The city of Ark is the last safe place on Earth. To make sure humans avoid the mistakes of their past and are able to survive, everyone in Ark must speak List, a language of only 500 words.

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Super, Spectacular Pearlie

Super, Spectacular Pearlie

Wendy Harmer

Seven dazzling Pearlie stories in one sparkling book! Twirly-whirly! Queen Emerald has invited Pearlie to visit all the Park Fairies of the world. From ice-skating in New York to a fashion show in Paris and a glittering New...

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Mega Hatch: D-Bot Squad 7

Mega Hatch: D-Bot Squad 7

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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 Read reviewMy Sweet Orange Tree

My Sweet Orange Tree

Jose Mauro De Vasconcelos, Alison Entrekin

A worldwide classic of children's literature - a moving, life-affirming childhood story.

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Alice-Miranda in Scotland

Alice-Miranda in Scotland

Jacqueline Harvey

An exciting international schools tournament takes Alice-Miranda to Edinburgh!

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Danny Best: Me First!

Danny Best: Me First!

Jen Storer, Mitch Vane

Best by name, Best by reputation...Danny Best is always first.

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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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Tom Gates #14: Biscuits, Bands and Very Big Plans

Tom Gates #14: Biscuits, Bands and Very Big Plans

Liz Pichon

This book is VERY important because it contains BISCUITS, BANDS and all my (doodled) plans to make DogZombies the BEST band in the world.

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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 Light Jar

The Light Jar

Lisa Thompson

The brand new read-in-one-sitting mystery from the bestselling author of The Goldfish Boy, 2017's breakout children's book hit.

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Indigo Blue

Indigo Blue

Jessica Watson

An inspiring adventure story from Young Australian of the Year 2011, Jessica Watson.

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Lintang and the Forbidden Island

Lintang and the Forbidden Island

Tamara Moss

The time has come to visit the forbidden island of Allay.But first Lintang needs to find her captain, and it seems the only way to get to the Winda is to join - then escape - the Vierzan navy. Only then will Captain...

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The Bad Guys Episode 7: Do-you-think-he-saurus?!

The Bad Guys Episode 7: Do-you-think-he-saurus?!

Aaron Blabey

Its time to get your Jurassic on, baby. Its time... for the BAD GUYS EPISODE 7! 

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Quark's Academy

Quark’s Academy

Catherine Pelosi

Quark's Academy is a junior fiction adventure complete with humorous dialogue, mad plotting and peculiar characters for readers aged eight to twelve.

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Speccy-tacular AFL Stories

Speccy-tacular AFL Stories

Various

Lace up your boots, pull on your guernsey and get ready to hit the field running with these Brownlow-worthy AFL short stories!  A collection of AFL-themed short stories written by some of Australia's sportiest...

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Ginger Green is Absolutely MAD for Birthday Parties! (Mostly)

Ginger Green is Absolutely MAD for Birthday Parties! (Mostly)

Kim Kane, Jon Davis

The absolutely MAD new Ginger Green series is all about fun, friendship and a clever fox who LAUGHS in the face of disaster. Perfect for fans of Weirdo and Tom Gates! In Ginger Green is Absolutely MAD for Birthday Parties!...

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The Land of Neverendings

The Land of Neverendings

Kate Saunders

We're in a box in the attic.' What if there exists a world powered by imagination? A world of silliness, where humans and their toys live on long after they've left the Hard World .

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Funny Kid Prank Wars (Funny Kid, Book 3)

Funny Kid Prank Wars (Funny Kid, Book 3)

Matt Stanton

For fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Tom Gates, Funny Kid is the mega-bestseller from author-illustrator Matt Stanton.

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The New Kid: Unpopular Me

The New Kid: Unpopular Me

Matthew Martin, James O'Loghlin

The hilarious new middle-grade novel from comedian James O'Loghlin and illustrated by award-winning cartoonist Matthew Martin.

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Rabbit Rescue (Mysterious World of Cosentino, Book Two)

Rabbit Rescue (Mysterious World of Cosentino, Book Two)

Paul Cosentino, James Hart

The rabbits are in trouble! Meet me at the land of Lost Hats.  When Cosentino, the Grand Illusionist, receives a mysterious note, he discovers the evil two-headed King's terrible secret. The King has locked up...

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The World's Worst Children 3

The World’s Worst Children 3

David Walliams, Tony Ross

From the phenomenal number-one bestseller David Walliams comes another collection of more hilariously horrible children! Illustrated in glorious and gruesome colour by artist genius, Tony Ross, these stories will appal and delight...

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The 1,000-year-old Boy

The 1,000-year-old Boy

Ross Welford

The astonishing, beautiful new story for all readers of 10 and over from the bestselling and Costa-shortlisted author of TIME TRAVELLING WITH A HAMSTER. 'A wonderful story' Kiran Millwood Hargrave

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New Kid! (Tiny Timmy, Book 7)

New Kid! (Tiny Timmy, Book 7)

Cahill,Tim, McKenzie,Heath

The Lions have a new player. Ricardo seems nice enough, and he's got all the skills. There's just one problem... He never passes Timmy the ball! Seems like he wants all the glory for himself! Timmy and Ricardo will have to...

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Hamish and the Baby BOOM!

Hamish and the Baby BOOM!

Danny Wallace, Jamie Littler

Beware the Babies...they CRY... they POO... they ATTACK! Hamish and the PDF have been left in charge of Starkley while his dad and the rest of the Belasko agents are off hunting down the universe's second-most dangerous villain -...

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Champion Charlies: The Mix-Up (Book 1)

Champion Charlies: The Mix-Up (Book 1)

Adrian Beck

A hilarious junior fiction series for boys and girls that celebrates the great world game of football! Developed in partnership with Football Federation Australia.

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Turtle Trackers

Turtle Trackers

Samantha Wheeler

From the beloved author of Wombat Warriors, Mister Cassowary and Smooch & Rose comes another thrilling adventure about Australia's endangered animals.

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OTHER WORLDS 1: Perfect World

OTHER WORLDS 1: Perfect World

George Ivanoff

Find the Key! Open the Doorway! Enter the Other World!

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Ottilie Colter and the Narroway Hunt

Ottilie Colter and the Narroway Hunt

Rhiannon Williams

Winner of the Ampersand Prize 2016 Finalist for the Readings Children's Book Prize 2019In the most thrilling fantasy of the year, a young girl must pretend to be a...

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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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Middle School: From Hero to Zero: (Middle School 10)

Middle School: From Hero to Zero: (Middle School 10)

James Patterson

Sightseeing around a foreign country sounds like a blast, until Rafe finds out his roommate will be none other than Miller the Killer, bully extraordinaire! And it's no surprise that Rafe's bad luck follows him across the pond,...

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Grace on the Court

Grace on the Court

Maddy Proud

Grace Parker tries to figure out how to handle the 3Bs: boys, boy bands and ball sports.

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My Brigadista Year

Katherine Paterson

Newbery Medal-winning author of Bridge to Terebithia follows a young Cuban teenager as she volunteers for Fidel Castro's national literacy campaign and travels into the impoverished countryside to teach others how to read....

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Fearless Frederic

Fearless Frederic

Felice Arena

When the river rises and the city of Paris begins to disappear under water, Frederic decides to help those who can't help themselves. But as his heroic acts escalate, so does the danger. Frederic will have to battle an...

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Mr Bambuckle's Remarkables Fight Back

Mr Bambuckle’s Remarkables Fight Back

Tim Harris

I wish Mr Bambuckle would come back. Who will cook us breakfast now? Miss Frost gave me detention just for answering a question. Mr Bambuckle said I'm about to discover magic - but how? There are some pretty strange things...

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The Frozen Telescope

The Frozen Telescope

Jennifer Bell, Karl James Mountford

After the thrilling events which concluded The Smoking Hourglass, Ivy, Seb and Valian think they've vanquished their enemies, and those of Lundinor, forever. But there's no time to enjoy looking round all the incredible sights -...

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OTHER WORLDS 3: Game World

OTHER WORLDS 3: Game World

George Ivanoff

Find the key! Open the doorway! Enter the other world! Hall finds a key . . . It opens a doorway . . . He is transported . . . Into a strange virtual reality - part of a game world where humans are battling computers for...

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Minecraft: The Crash: An Official Minecraft Novel

Minecraft: The Crash: An Official Minecraft Novel

Tracey Baptiste

But consequences can't be put off forever, as Bianca learns when she and her best friend, Lonnie, are in a terrible car crash. The kids are swarmed by mobs seemingly generated by their fears and insecurities, and now Bianca must...

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Begone the Raggedy Witches (The Wild Magic Trilogy, Book One)

Begone the Raggedy Witches (The Wild Magic Trilogy, Book One)

Celine Kiernan, Victoria Semykina

When witches kidnap her dad, Mup is swept up in a wild tide of magic that carries her to another world. Can she reunite her family and find her way back? --Provided by publisher.

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Amelia Fang and the Unicorn Lords

Amelia Fang and the Unicorn Lords

Laura Ellen Anderson

A GORGEOUSLY GOTHIC, WICKEDLY FUNNY NEW SERIES FROM WITCH WARS ILLUSTRATOR LAURA ELLEN ANDERSON Amelia Fang is the biggest hearted vampiress you'll ever meet. In this adventure, she and her friends Florence the yeti (DON'T CALL...

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The Alien Zoo...Good as New!

The Alien Zoo…Good as New!

Adrian Beck, Heath McKenzie

‘Just to get this straight . . . There were four angry aliens coming after us who had:a) zombie super-strength b) ginormous razor-sharp scorpion tails and c) a hankering for human hand rolls.Just another...

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Wings of Fire #11: The Lost Continent

Wings of Fire #11: The Lost Continent

Tui,T Sutherland

The New York Times -bestselling series continues. For centuries there have been rumors of another continent on the dragons' planet populated by tribes of very different dragons. Most dragons dismissed the rumors as fairy tales....

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Mighty Mitch! #2: Howzat Heroes!

Mighty Mitch! #2: Howzat Heroes!

Mitchell Starc, Philip Bunting

Mitch Starc and his cricket team suddenly find themselves in the spotlight on the TV show HOWZAT HEROES! (And it's not pretty!)  The Wander Hill Wombats finally managed to get runs on the board and win some...

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 Read reviewBad Nana: Older Not Wiser

Bad Nana: Older Not Wiser

Sophy Henn

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

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Olivia's Secret Scribbles #3: Amazing Acrobats

Olivia’s Secret Scribbles #3: Amazing Acrobats

Meredith Costain, Danielle McDonald

I have so many super-amazing and IMPORTANT things to write about! Ill tell you all about them: Everyone at school is doing super-amazing tricks on the play equipment. We are going to perform an UNBELIEVABLE acrobat show. An...

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The Marzipan Pig

Russell Hoban, Quentin Blake

There is, said the marzipan pig, such sweetness in me!

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Emily Lime - Librarian Detective: The Book Case

Emily Lime - Librarian Detective: The Book Case

Dave Shelton

Daphne is off to St Ritas, an exclusive girls boarding school. It sounds awfully respectable and Daphne herself is awfully respectable too. She loves to read, and is delighted to be offered the chance to interview for Librarians...

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You May Already Be a Winner

You May Already Be a Winner

Ann Dee Ellis

Twelve-year-old Olivia endeavors to care for her younger sister, possibly make a new friend in the quirky and secretive Bart, and keep hope alive for her, her family, and her community of idiosyncratic neighbors at Sunny Pines...

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How I Didn't Straighten My Hair (and Other Life Lessons)

How I Didn’t Straighten My Hair (and Other Life Lessons)

Angela May George

Dora still hasn't found her 'thing'. It definitely isn't Greek dancing. Although she is developing a bit of 'thing' for her friend Ethan. If only he didn't live next door to her Yaya and Popou, then he wouldn't witness the...

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Rory Branagan (Detective)

Rory Branagan (Detective)

Andrew Clover, Ralph Lazar

Meet RORY BRANAGAN - he eats bad guys for breakfast. Well, not ACTUALLY. But he IS the best detective in town. First in a hilarious seven-book, comedy-crime series for readers of 8+

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Iguana Boy Saves the World With a Triple Cheese Pizza

Iguana Boy Saves the World With a Triple Cheese Pizza

James Bishop, Rikin Parekh

One boy. One disappointing superpower. Can Dylan tame a bunch of hyper iguanas and come up with a masterful plan to save the WORLD? Yeah, probably ... but he's going to need a MASSIVE cheese pizza. Perfect for fans of Tom Gates,...

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Three Bird Summer

Three Bird Summer

St. Antoine Sara

Adam has spent his summers at his grandmother's rustic cabin on Three Bird Lake. But this year is different. Dad won't be with them, and there's a new girl next door named Alice. After he discovers notes that hint at a hidden...

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The Children of Castle Rock

The Children of Castle Rock

Natasha Farrant

When Alice's family home has to be sold, she and her father Barney will do whatever it takes to buy it back - even if whatever it takes isn't strictly legal.

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The Holidays

The Holidays

Blexbolex

The summer holidays were here. I had the garden, the fields, the lake and the sun-all to myself! And then Grandfather brought something home that tipped everything out of balance...

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Olivia's Secret Scribbles #1: My New Best Friend

Olivia’s Secret Scribbles #1: My New Best Friend

Meredith Costain, Danielle McDonald

I have so many super-amazing and IMPORTANT things to write about! I'll tell you all about them: I've got a brand-new bedroom-yay! My best friend Lucy moved away last week and I really miss her. I'm planning...

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The City of Secret Rivers

The City of Secret Rivers

Jacob Sager Weinstein

A hilarious fantasy adventure set in modern day London.

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Boy Underwater

Boy Underwater

Adam Baron

A heart-breaking, heart-warming novel for everyone of 10 and older - this book will probably make you cry, and will definitely make you laugh.

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The Long Class Goodnight

The Long Class Goodnight

Sammy J

What would happen if the end-of-school bell never rang? Meet Justin Monaghetti. He is destined to be a loser. His new school is terrifying. His only friend wants to run away forever. And he's just been given a detention for...

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Fabio The World's Greatest Flamingo Detective: The Case of the Missing Hippo

Fabio The World’s Greatest Flamingo Detective: The Case of the Missing Hippo

Laura James, Emily Fox

In a small town on the banks of Lake Laloozee lives the world's greatest flamingo detective.

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Choose Your Own Adventure #1: Abominable Snowman

Choose Your Own Adventure #1: Abominable Snowman

Montgomery,R,A, Peguy,Laurence

You head to the Himalayas in search of the Yeti, otherwise known as the Abominable Snowman. But when your climbing pal Carlos goes missing, your search takes a very different turn. The first fork in the story happens en route to...

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Firestorm's Musical Muck-Up

Firestorm’s Musical Muck-Up

Sally Sutton, Kirsten Richards

Sshh . . . NOT for parents! You can keep a SECRET, right? Clara and I have a herd of tiny, talking, oopsie-whoopsie, flying horses - and they're REAL! It's true. Those naughty Miniwings get us into so much TROUBLE. Who would have...

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Keep an Eye on this Koala

Keep an Eye on this Koala

Scott Tulloch

Wait! Don't pick up this book unless you can keep an eye on this koala. He's a bit dozy. - I am NOT dozy. - Okay - you can have a quick peek. But I'm warning you ... this furball's a handful!

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