Recent junior & middle fiction from 2019

Jane Doe and the Key of All Souls

Jane Doe and the Key of All Souls

Jeremy Lachlan

An unfinished quest. A dying world. A race to save all souls. Get ready for the thrilling follow-up to the award-winning Jane Doe and the Cradle of All Worlds.

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The Kid Who Came From Space

The Kid Who Came From Space

Ross Welford

The stunning new 10+ story from the bestselling and award-winning author of TIME TRAVELLING WITH A HAMSTER, for anyone who loved the humour of WALL-E, the action of STAR WARS and the deeply touching emotion of ET.

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Lalani of the Distant Sea

Lalani of the Distant Sea

Erin Entrada Kelly

When Lalani Sarita's mother falls ill with an incurable disease, Lalani embarks on a dangerous journey across the sea .

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Little Women

Little Women

Louisa May Alcott

Chronicles the joys and sorrows of the four March sisters as they grow into young ladies in mid-nineteenth-century New England. Includes movie stills from the 2019 feature film directed by Greta Gerwig.

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H is for Happiness

H is for Happiness

Barry Jonsberg

Laugh-out-loud funny and wonderfully touching, H is for Happiness is the film based on Barry Jonsberg's award-winning novel My Life as an Alphabet.  

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The Besties to the Rescue

The Besties to the Rescue

Felice Arena, Tom Jellett

Oliver and Ruby have been besties forever...

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Monster Nanny

Monster Nanny

Tuutikki Tolonen, Pasi Pitkanen

Halley, Koby and Mimi have been sent a nanny to look after them while their parents are away. The only problem? Their nanny is a monster!

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Explorers on Black Ice Bridge

Explorers on Black Ice Bridge

Alex Bell, Tomislav Tomic

Ice princess Stella Snowflake and her father Felix are in trouble: President Fogg has expelled them from the Polar Bear Explorers' Club, and banned them from going on any further expeditions. Stella's not going to be put off by...

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The Goldsmith and the Master Thief

The Goldsmith and the Master Thief

Tonke Dragt (Author), Laura Watkinson (Translator)

Twins Jiacomo and Laurenzo look exactly the same - but they are as different as night and day. Hard-working Laurenzo wants to make beautiful things and becomes a goldsmith; Jiacomo loves travel and adventure and uses his wiles to...

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We Are The Beaker Girls

We Are The Beaker Girls

Jacqueline Wilson, Nick Sharratt

Jess Beaker is having an amazing summer at her new seaside home!

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The Princess in Black and the Bathtime Battle

The Princess in Black and the Bathtime Battle

Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Leuyen Pham

When the goat pasture is plagued with a foul stench, the Princess in Black and her friends must take on a stinky beast.

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Mr Penguin and the Catastrophic Cruise (Book 3)

Mr Penguin and the Catastrophic Cruise (Book 3)

Alex T. Smith

From the international bestselling creator of Claude comes a hero like no other: Mr Penguin. Indiana Jones meets Hercule Poirot in this series from Alex T. Smith.

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Funny Bones

Funny Bones

Oliver Phommavanh, Kate Temple, Jol Temple

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

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The Beast of Buckingham Palace

The Beast of Buckingham Palace

David Walliams, Tony Ross

Fly into a fiery and fantastical future with No. 1 bestselling author David Walliams, in an epic adventure of myth and legend, good and evil, and one small boy who must save the world...       

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The Besties Show and Smell

The Besties Show and Smell

Felice Arena, Tom Jellett

Oliver and Ruby have been besties forever...

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 Read reviewNevertell

Nevertell

Katharine Orton, Rovina Cai

A gorgeous, snowy adventure, set in the wilds of Siberia, full of magic and wonder, for junior readers.

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A Tale of Magic: A Tale of Magic...

A Tale of Magic: A Tale of Magic…

Chris Colfer

A new series set in the Land of Stories universe from the No. 1 New York Times bestselling author, Chris Colfer, perfect for new and old fans!

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The Fowl Twins

The Fowl Twins

Eoin Colfer

Criminal genius runs in the family...

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The Great Escape (Wolf Girl, Book 2)

The Great Escape (Wolf Girl, Book 2)

Anh Do, Jeremy Ley

I held onto the bars of the truck and howled to my dogs as they fell further and further behind. Sunrise, Brutus, Zip, Nosey and Tiny all ran as hard as they could, but there was no way they could keep up...

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The Year We Fell From Space

The Year We Fell From Space

Amy Sarig King

The new middle-grade novel from the acclaimed YA author known as A.S. King, The Year We Fell from Space is a delightfully moving story of twelve-year-old budding astronomer Liberty as she makes sense of her life through the...

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Spectacular School Trip (Really) (Tom Gates, Book 17)

Spectacular School Trip (Really) (Tom Gates, Book 17)

Liz Pichon

Tom Gates is back with a brand-new adventure! The next instalment of the best-selling, fully illustrated series sees Tom on a spectacular school trip.

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Funny Kid Kicks Butt (Funny Kid, Books 6)

Funny Kid Kicks Butt (Funny Kid, Books 6)

Matt Stanton

Every kid wants to laugh, but Max is the boy who can make it happen. He's also the one who wants to play Captain Kickbutt in the superhero movie filming in town. He just has to get child-star Spencer Daniels (aka Famous Kid) out...

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Invisible in a Bright Light

Invisible in a Bright Light

Sally Gardner

A middle grade novel about a crystal chandelier shaped like a galleon that splinters into a thousand pieces, a girl abandoned as a baby on the steps of an opera house and a dangerous game called the Reckoning. From I,...

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Squidge Dibley Destroys the Galaxy

Squidge Dibley Destroys the Galaxy

Mick Elliott

After the disastrous events of SQUIDGE DIBLEY DESTROYS THE SCHOOL, things are finally looking up for class 6PU. All the way up into outer space!

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 Read reviewThe Secrets of Magnolia Moon

The Secrets of Magnolia Moon

Edwina Wyatt, Katherine Quinn

CBCA award-winning picture book author Edwina Wyatt makes her fiction debut with a whimsical tale of a curious little girl who shares more than just her surname with the moon: They're both excellent secret keepers.

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 Read reviewRunning with the Horses

Running with the Horses

Alison Lester

Nina and her father live in a beautiful riding school famous for their Lippizaners--precious, rare performing horses. But a war is coming, one that will threaten their lives and the very existence of the school. Soon the city is...

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The Space We're In

The Space We’re In

Katya Balen, Laura Carlin

Ten-year-old Frank's life revolves around his autistic brother, five-year-old Max, but after many changes over the course of a year, he discovers that he loves Max and is proud of him.

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The Way Past Winter

The Way Past Winter

Kiran Millwood Hargrave

The gorgeous new novel from the bestselling author of the Waterstones Children's Book Prize-winning The Girl of Ink & Stars and the Costa and Blue Peter Award-shortlisted The Island at the End of Everything.

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The Worst Witch (Colour Gift Edition)

The Worst Witch (Colour Gift Edition)

Jill Murphy

Miss Cackle's Academy is no ordinary school. It stands at the top of a high mountain surrounded by a pine forest, and one clear days you can just see the pupils flitting about on their broomsticks above the playground wall.

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 Read reviewWild Honey from the Moon

Wild Honey from the Moon

Kenneth Kraegel

In an epic adventure like no other, an unflappable mother will stop at nothing to find a cure for her ailing young son -- even if it means traveling to the moon itself.

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 Read reviewThe Impossible Boy

The Impossible Boy

Ben Brooks, George Ermos

Believe in the impossible this Christmas - a magical story celebrating the power of children's imagination, from the bestselling author of STORIES FOR BOYS WHO DARE TO BE DIFFERENT

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Dork Diaries: Spectacular Superstar

Dork Diaries: Spectacular Superstar

Rachel Renee Russell

Nikki and her friends Brandon, Chloe, and Zoey are up for another adventure in the fourteenth book in the #1 New York Times bestselling Dork Diaries series.

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Frostheart

Frostheart

Jamie Littler

Way out in the furthest part of the known world, a tiny stronghold exists all on its own, cut off from the rest of human-kin by monsters that lurk beneath the Snow Sea. There, a little boy called Ash waits for the return of his...

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass

Lewis Carroll

Part of the Everyman series which has been re-set with wide margins for notes and easy-to-read type. Each title includes a themed introduction by leading authorities on the subject, life-and-times chronology of the author, text...

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Paddy T and the Time-Travelling Trampoline

Paddy T and the Time-Travelling Trampoline

Adam France, Zahra Zainal

Paddy is a normal everyday kid, but what happens to him is anything but ordinary - welcome to the surprising, always entertaining world of Paddy T.

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The Naughtiest Pixie and the Bad Pixie-Trick

The Naughtiest Pixie and the Bad Pixie-Trick

Ailsa Wild, Saoirse Lou

The Naughtiest Pixie is back! In the second book in this delightful new series, our favourite little pixie will learn the difference between a cheeky joke and a mean trick, and will discover the magic of loyal friendship.

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A Pocketful of Stars

A Pocketful of Stars

Aisha Bushby

A story about family, friendship and finding out who you are...with a sprinkling of magic.

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Allies

Allies

Alan Gratz

From Alan Gratz, the highly acclaimed, New York Times bestselling author of the blockbuster Refugee, comes a thrilling new multi-perspective novel, this time centered around D-Day.

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The Taylor TurboChaser

The Taylor TurboChaser

David Baddiel, Steven Lenton

It's the latest Brilliant Blockbuster from bestselling Baddiel! A non-stop thrill-ride adventure that will have readers young and old racing to the finishing line.

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The Competition (Maddie Ziegler Presents, Book 3)

The Competition (Maddie Ziegler Presents, Book 3)

Maddie Ziegler

From dance superstar Maddie Ziegler comes the final book in the bestselling series... It's time for Harper and her fellow DanceStarz to head to New York City!

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Show Time! (Hotdog, Book 7)

Show Time! (Hotdog, Book 7)

Anh Do, Dan McGuiness

Hotdog and his friends want to win the Toy Town Talent Show, but the competition is tough! Do they have what it takes to impress the crowd?

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The Secret of Platform 13

The Secret of Platform 13

Eva Ibbotson, Beatriz Castro

Celebrating the 25th anniversary of Eva Ibbotson's funny, fantastical, magical story of mistaken identity, with a special edition, fully illustrated by Beatriz Castro.

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The Girl, the Dog and the Writer in Lucerne (The Girl, the Dog and the Writer, Book 3)

The Girl, the Dog and the Writer in Lucerne (The Girl, the Dog and the Writer, Book 3)

Katrina Nannestad

Freja and her mother, Clementine, are reunited at last. Tobias and Vivi are in love. And Lucerne, their new home, is a paradise of snowy alps, sapphire lakes, white swans and delicious Swiss chocolate!

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Making Magic (Girl Geeks, Book 4)

Making Magic (Girl Geeks, Book 4)

Alex Miles

The school play is coming up and Maggie the Maker can't wait to work behind the scenes to design the best set ever!

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 Read reviewBold Tales for Brave-Hearted Boys

Bold Tales for Brave-Hearted Boys

Matt Huynh, Brenton McKenna, Simon Howe, Louie Joyce, Susannah McFarlane

Bold: typically describes one who is willing to take risks; who is brave in heart as well as deed. Boys can be pretty handy at dragon-felling and tower-climbing, but there is so much more to them than brawn and bravado: they have...

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 Read reviewThe Glimme

The Glimme

Emily Rodda, Marc McBride

Lone Annie sees dragons in your future...She sees giants. She sees fire and water. She sees death.

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Lottie Luna and the Bloom Garden

Lottie Luna and the Bloom Garden

Vivian French, Nathan Reed

A brand new young fiction series by much-loved children's author, Vivian French and illustrated by Nathan Reed. Meet werewolf extraordinaire...Lottie Luna.

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Perfect Holidays (Girl Geeks, Book 3)

Perfect Holidays (Girl Geeks, Book 3)

Alex Miles

Eve loves to draw and design so she can't wait to plan her birthday party and create the invitations.

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The Dragon Crown (The Witching Hours, Book 5)

The Dragon Crown (The Witching Hours, Book 5)

Jack Henseleit

In The Witching Hours, Anna and Max travel the world with their father, the Professor - but their real adventures take place in the dangerous underworld of dark fairies, where the children face sinister creatures and battle for...

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Douglas

Douglas

Randy Cecil

In his follow-up to Lucy, Randy Cecil again tells a visually arresting tale in four acts -- this time about a brave movie-theater mouse on a daring adventure.

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The Bad Guys Episode 10: The Baddest Day Ever

The Bad Guys Episode 10: The Baddest Day Ever

Aaron Blabey

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

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Ocean's Revenge (Super Sidekicks, Book 2)

Ocean’s Revenge (Super Sidekicks, Book 2)

Gavin Aung Than

The Mother of the Seas is sick of humans using the oceans as a junkyard, so she decides to give the land dwellers a taste of their own medicine.

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Japarrika Rises

Japarrika Rises

Tiwi College Alalinguwi Jarrakarlinga, Shelley Ware, David Lawrence

Kay-Bell is desperate to play in the AFLW, but there are many obstacles ahead for the footy star.

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

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

Karen Blair, Davina Bell

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

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The Secret Life of Lola (Corner Park Clubhouse, Book 2)

The Secret Life of Lola (Corner Park Clubhouse, Book 2)

Davina Bell

When lifelong friends Lola, Belle, Maisie and Sophia reunite at their beloved Corner Park Clubhouse for the winter school holidays, Lola has a great idea: they'll enter the local drama competition!

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 Read reviewHow to Make a Movie in Twelve Days

How to Make a Movie in Twelve Days

Fiona Hardy

Twelve days. Five kids. Many special effects. One giant mystery.

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A Different Land

A Different Land

Paul Jennings, Geoff Kelly

A twisting tale from Australia's master storyteller.

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Maddie in the Middle

Maddie in the Middle

Julia Lawrinson

Maddie Lee is in year six, and she feels ordinary and dull. Her best and oldest friend Katy is head counsellor and aiming at an academic scholarship. Maddie doesn't have anything that is hers, anything that is special. Enter a...

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The Adventures of Anders

The Adventures of Anders

Gregory Mackay

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

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Atticus Van Tasticus

Atticus Van Tasticus

Andrew Daddo, Stephen Michael King

A ten-year-old pirate captain? Absurd? Not in the world of Atticus Van Tasticus, a fabulously funny new illustrated junior fiction series from the brilliant and whacky creative minds of Andrew Daddo and Stephen Michael King.

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Hasina: Through My Eyes

Hasina: Through My Eyes

Michelle Aung Thin, Lyn White

So many Rohingyas are gone, how will she survive? Will her parents return? Hasina must find the courage to save her family amid the escalating conflict that threatens her world and her identity.

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The Days of in Between

The Days of in Between

Peter Valentine Fenton

The shark was pale, shiny grey and quite magnificent. Hypnotised by the creature's eyes, like large black discs, he was hardly aware of other people gathering tightly around him.

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 Read reviewThe Curious Curse of Cora Bell (Jinxed!, Book 1)

The Curious Curse of Cora Bell (Jinxed!, Book 1)

Rebecca McRitchie, Sharon O'Connor

Richly illustrated throughout by Sharon O'Connor, this is a very exciting magical new series from the talented author of Whimsy & Woe.

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Weirdomania! (WeirDo, Book 13)

Weirdomania! (WeirDo, Book 13)

Anh Do, Jules Faber

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

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The Quest Diaries of Max Crack

The Quest Diaries of Max Crack

Jules Faber

A middle-grade fiction from Jules Faber, the illustrator of WEIRDO, featuring the hilarious misadventures of 11-year-old Max Crack.

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 Read reviewSong for A Whale

Song for A Whale

Lynne Kelly

Twelve-year-old Iris and her grandmother, both deaf, drive from Texas to Alaska armed with Iris's plan to help Blue-55, a whale unable to communicate with other whales.

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Songbird

Songbird

Ingrid Laguna

A unique, tender and heart-warming novel following a young girl's experience as an Iraqi refugee in Melbourne, her desire to belong, and the importance of friendship.

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High-Rise Mystery

High-Rise Mystery

Sharna Jackson

Summer in London is hot, the hottest on record, and there's been a murder in THE TRI: the high-rise home to resident know-it-alls, Nik and Norva. Who better to solve the case? Armed with curiosity, home-turf knowledge and...

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Real Pigeons Splash Back

Real Pigeons Splash Back

Andrew McDonald, Ben Wood

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

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 Special priceBest Friends

Best Friends

Shannon Hale, LeUyen Pham

The highly anticipated follow-up to the runaway hit graphic memoir Real Friends.

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Greta's Story: The Schoolgirl Who Went on Strike to Save the Planet

Greta’s Story: The Schoolgirl Who Went on Strike to Save the Planet

Valentina Camerini, Veronica Veci Carratello

Greta's story is about hope, courage and determination. You are never too young to make a difference.

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 Read reviewThe Monster Who Wasn't

The Monster Who Wasn’t

T C Shelley

A brilliantly rich and strange fantasy adventure that will make us all believe in monsters - be they good, bad or somewhere in between.

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Last Word

Last Word

Patricia Forde

A world devastated by climate change. A society ruled by fear. And a girl brave enough to take a stand.

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The 117-Storey Treehouse

The 117-Storey Treehouse

Andy Griffiths, Terry Denton

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

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 Read reviewAlex and the Alpacas Save the World

Alex and the Alpacas Save the World

Kathryn Lefroy

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Squishy Taylor and the Secret Envelope

Squishy Taylor and the Secret Envelope

Ailsa Wild, Ben Wood

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

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 Read reviewThe Brilliant Ideas of Lily Green

The Brilliant Ideas of Lily Green

Lisa Siberry

Beautifully written and full of warmth, this captivating middle-grade novel explores family, friendship and the true meaning of beauty.

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Top Marks For Murder

Top Marks For Murder

Robin Stevens

Daisy and Hazel are finally back at Deepdean, and the school is preparing for a most exciting event- the fiftieth Anniversary.

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

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

Dav Pilkey

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

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 Read reviewZanzibar

Zanzibar

Catharina Valckx

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

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My Australian Story: Bushfire

My Australian Story: Bushfire

Sally Murphy

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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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Goblins

Goblins

Philip Reeve

The squabbling goblins who live in the great towers of Clovenstone spend their time fighting and looting. Only clever young Skarper understands that dark magic is rising again. Trolls, giants, cloud-maidens, boglins, swamp...

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A Good Night for Shooting Zombies

A Good Night for Shooting Zombies

Jaco Jacobs, Kobus Geldenhuys

Sometimes the end is just the beginning of a new adventure.

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 Read reviewAs Happy as Here

As Happy as Here

Jane Godwin

A beautiful coming-of-age story about identity, expectation, class, justice, society, fairness, and, above all, kindness.

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 Read reviewDon't Follow Vee

Don’t Follow Vee

Oliver Phommavanh

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The First (Endling, Book Two)

The First (Endling, Book Two)

Katherine Applegate

Together with her companions - loyal Tobble, brave and resourceful Khara, wise but deadly Gambler, and Renzo the thief - she is following a perilous path out of Nedarra and into the snow-covered mountains of the northern country...

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 Read reviewWombat, Mudlark & Other Stories

Wombat, Mudlark & Other Stories

Helen Milroy

From a falling star to a lonely whale, an entertaining lizard to an enterprising penguin, these Indigenous stories are full of wonder, adventure and enduring friendships.

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Amina's Voice

Amina’s Voice

Hena Khan

A Pakistani-American Muslim girl struggles to stay true to her family's vibrant culture while simultaneously blending in at school after tragedy strikes her community.

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You Must Be Layla

You Must Be Layla

Yassmin Abdel-Magied

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Kid Normal and the Shadow Machine

Kid Normal and the Shadow Machine

Mr Greg James, Chris Smith, Erica Salcedo

The third thrilling adventure book from bestselling, award-winning authors Greg James and Chris Smith. YOU DON'T NEED SUPERPOWERS TO BE A HERO ... Or do you?

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Amazing Ninja! (Ninja Kid, Book 4)

Amazing Ninja! (Ninja Kid, Book 4)

Anh Do, Jeremy Ley

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

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The Hackathon (Girl Geeks, Book 1)

The Hackathon (Girl Geeks, Book 1)

Alex Miles

Hamsa's teacher has announced that their class will be doing their very own hackathon.    A hack-a-what? thinks Hamsa. She doesn't know anything about tech or coding!    Can...

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Hapless Hero Henrie (House of Heroes Book 1)

Hapless Hero Henrie (House of Heroes Book 1)

Petra James, A. Yi

The first book in a fun, action-packed middle-grade series for heroes in training by Petra James and A. Yi.

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Our Castle by the Sea

Our Castle by the Sea

Lucy Strange

England is at war. Growing up in a lighthouse, eleven-year old Pet's world has been one of storms, secret tunnels and stories about sea monsters. But now the clifftops are a terrifying battleground, and her family is torn apart...

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Game On (Girl Geeks, Book 2)

Game On (Girl Geeks, Book 2)

Alex Miles

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Elementals: Scorch Dragons (Book 2)

Elementals: Scorch Dragons (Book 2)

Amie Kaufman

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 Read reviewWinston and the Wondrous Wooba Gymnastics Club

Winston and the Wondrous Wooba Gymnastics Club

Tamsin Janu

When Winstons new stepsister to be Macy moves to Woobawittawoo with her dad, life in their small town quickly turns upside down. Winston is thrilled, but Macy is miserable. Wooba might have the Big Bread, but what use is a...

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 Read reviewYou Don't Know Everything, Jilly P!

You Don’t Know Everything, Jilly P!

Alex Gino

Alex Gino, the Lambda Literary Award-winning author of George, is back with another sensitive tale based on increasingly relevant social justice issues.

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Scary Stories for Young Foxes

Scary Stories for Young Foxes

Christian McKay Heidicker, Junyi Wu

Fox kits Mia and Uly fight for survival in this high-concept, compulsively readable junior fiction inspired by classic horror stories.

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Gym Squad Tumble (Ella Diaries, Book 16)

Gym Squad Tumble (Ella Diaries, Book 16)

Meredith Costain, Danielle McDonald

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Stella the Unstoppable and the School Camp Kerfuffle

Stella the Unstoppable and the School Camp Kerfuffle

Richard Newsome

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Sick Bay

Nova Weetman

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

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Winnie's Great War

Winnie’s Great War

Lindsay Mattick, Sophie Blackall, Josh Greenhut

Everyone has heard of Winnie-the-Pooh, but not everyone knows about the real Canadian bear who lent him her name. Find out all about how she travelled from Canada to London during WW1 and went on to meet Christopher Robin Milne in...

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

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

Andrea Beaty, David Roberts

When Rosie Revere's Uncle Ned gets a little carried away wearing his famous helium pants, it's up to Ada and friends to chase him down. As Uncle Ned floats farther and farther away, Ada starts asking lots of questions: How high...

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 Read reviewCharmed Life

Charmed Life

Diana Wynne Jones

Glorious new rejacket of a Diana Wynne Jones classic award-winning favourite, featuring Chrestomanci - now a book with extra bits!

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To Night Owl, From Dogfish

Meg Wolitzer, Holly Goldberg Sloan

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 Read reviewDetention

Detention

Tristan Bancks

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

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Louisiana's Way Home

Louisiana’s Way Home

Kate DiCamillo

Louisiana Elefante's granny wakes her up in the middle of the night and tells her they need to leave home immediately, and this time Granny intends for them never to return.

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The Little Wave

The Little Wave

Pip Harry

When a Manly school sets out to bring a country class to the city for a beach visit, three very different kids find each other and themselves.

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Galloglass

Galloglass

Scarlett Thomas

The third in the thrilling Worldquake sequence, packed with adventuring, a magical library, Midwinter spells and missing cats. With a magical glow-in-the-dark cover

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The Sky at Our Feet

The Sky at Our Feet

Nadia Hashimi

Although Jason was born in the US, it's hard to feel American now when he's terrified that his mother will be discovered-and that they will be separated.When he sees his mother being escorted from her workplace by two officers,...

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Movie Time! (Hotdog, Book 6)

Movie Time! (Hotdog, Book 6)

Anh Do, Dan McGuiness

Hotdog, Lizzie and Kev want to be MOVIE STARS! But first they'll have to try-out with all the other actors to find the perfect roles. Do Hotdog and his friends have what it takes to get the parts?

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The Tumbling Tigerdillo (Noah and Blue's Zooniverse)

The Tumbling Tigerdillo (Noah and Blue’s Zooniverse)

Nova Weetman, Chris Kennett

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Malamander

Thomas Taylor, George Ermos

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A Crystal of Time

A Crystal of Time

Soman Chainani

In this fifth instalment in Soman Chainani's New York Times bestselling fantasy series, The School for Good and Evil, Sophie, Agatha, and their friends must find a way to overthrow the sinister evil that twists lies into the truth...

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Dream Riders: Frankie

Dream Riders: Frankie

Jesse Blackadder, Laura Bloom

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52 Mondays

52 Mondays

Anna Ciddor

A new historical novel from Anna Ciddor, in the same beautiful, classic storytelling tradition as The Family With Two Front Doors.

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 Read reviewSincerely, Harriet

Sincerely, Harriet

Sarah Winifred Searle

In Chicago 1996, thirteen-year-old Harriet Flores, struggling with boredom, loneliness, and a chronic illness, lets her imagination run wild--with mixed results--and learns about the power of storytelling.

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Tintin Moon Bindup (Destination Moon & Explorers on the Moon)

Tintin Moon Bindup (Destination Moon & Explorers on the Moon)

Herge

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing with this fantastic new Tintin bindup of Destination Moon and Explorers on the Moon.

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 Read reviewMelody Trumpet

Melody Trumpet

Gabrielle Tozer

As the daughter of global music superstars, Melody Trumpet was supposed to be extraordinary - a melodic genius to carry on the Trumpet legacy.

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Mary Poppins

Mary Poppins

P. L. Travers, Lauren Child

An exquisite flagship gift edition of an iconic classic, illustrated by the current Waterstones Children's Laureate, Lauren Child.

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Sweet Juliet (Lily D, V.A.P.)

Sweet Juliet (Lily D, V.A.P.)

Madeleine West

Fancy Nancy meets Stage School in this adorable illustrated junior fiction series, starring Lily D!

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 Read reviewThe Good Thieves

The Good Thieves

Katherine Rundell

In 1920s New York City, a young girl with a deformed foot recruits her new friends, a female pickpocket and two circus performers, to help recover an emerald from her grandfather's mansion in upstate New York after he loses his...

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 Read reviewInto the Wild (Wolf Girl, Book 1)

Into the Wild (Wolf Girl, Book 1)

Anh Do, Jeremy Ley

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

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

Sally Rippin

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

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 Read reviewInsignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus

Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus

Dusti Bowling

A novel about a girl born without arms and a boy with Tourette syndrome navigating the challenges of school, disability and friendship.

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The World's Worst Teachers

The World’s Worst Teachers

David Walliams, Tony Ross

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

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Nice Girls Don't Play Footy

Nice Girls Don’t Play Footy

Kathy (Dell'Orifice) Helidoniotis

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Evie and the Animals

Evie and the Animals

Matt Haig, Emily Gravett

A brilliant new chapter book for children, from number one bestselling author Matt Haig and featuring illustrations throughout by the award-winning Emily Gravett

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Hilda and the Nowhere Space

Hilda and the Nowhere Space

Luke Pearson, Stephen Davies, Seaerra Miller

Meet Hilda: explorer, adventurer, avid sketchbook-keeper and friend to every creature in the valley! Well.... almost every creature...

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 Read reviewHotel Flamingo

Hotel Flamingo

Alex Milway

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

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Accidental Trouble Magnet (Planet Omar, Book 1)

Accidental Trouble Magnet (Planet Omar, Book 1)

Zanib Mian, Nasaya Mafaridik

Welcome, readers, to the imaginative brain of Omar! The combination of Zanib Mian's hilarious text and Nasaya Mafaridik's fantastic cartoon-style illustrations make the PLANET OMAR series absolutely perfect for fans of Tom Gates...

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 Read reviewPie in the Sky

Pie in the Sky

Remy Lai

El Deafo meets Inside Out and Back Again in this funny, emotional illustrated middle-grade debut about immigrating to Australia, being upstaged by an annoying little brother, baking cakes and overcoming loss.

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 Read reviewAsha & the Spirit Bird

Asha & the Spirit Bird

Jasbinder Bilan

In an unforgettable adventure set in contemporary India, Asha is guided by a majestic bird which she believes to be the spirit of her grandmother. Together with her best friend, Jeevan, she embarks on a journey across the...

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The Second Adventures of Princess Peony

The Second Adventures of Princess Peony

Nette Hilton, Lucinda Gifford

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 Read reviewSherlock Bones and the Natural History Mystery

Sherlock Bones and the Natural History Mystery

Renee Treml

A hilariously funny, action-packed mystery, starring the intrepid Sherlock Bones. 

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Magrit

Magrit

Lee Battersby, Amy Daoud

An award-winning, evocative book for younger readers by Lee Battersby and Amy Daoud.

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No Adults Allowed: Super Sidekicks (Book 1)

No Adults Allowed: Super Sidekicks (Book 1)

Gavin Aung Than

Get ready for superheroes, supervillains and super-hilarious adventures in this brand new series about four young sidekicks, from a New York Times bestselling Australian author!

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Real Pigeons Nest Hard: Real Pigeons #3

Real Pigeons Nest Hard: Real Pigeons #3

Andrew McDonald, Ben Wood

Ever wonder why pigeons always act so weird? It's because they're out there chasing the bad guys and saving your butts!

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Ninja Switch! (Ninja Kid, Book 3)

Ninja Switch! (Ninja Kid, Book 3)

Anh Do, Jeremy Ley

Nelson cannot wait for the athletics carnival now that he is a NINJA!

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Brawl of the Wild (The Adventures of Dog Man, Book 6)

Brawl of the Wild (The Adventures of Dog Man, Book 6)

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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Hopping Weird! (WeirDo Book 12)

Hopping Weird! (WeirDo Book 12)

Anh Do, Jules Faber

Mums got a cool new job at the animal hospital... but now Weirs house is like a ZOO! How can Bella and Weir help look after all the animals AND finish their school project?! It wont be easy... but it will be FUNNY! 

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 Read reviewTuck Everlasting

Tuck Everlasting

Natalie Babbitt

A beautiful new hardcover gift edition of the unforgettable classic of children's writing about what it truly means to live forever.

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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.

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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

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 Read reviewThe Dog Runner

The Dog Runner

Bren MacDibble

Ella and her brother Emery are alone in a city that's starving to death. If they are going to survive, they must get away, upcountry, to find Emery's mum. But how can two kids travel such big distances across a dry, barren, and...

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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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A Great Escape

A Great Escape

Felice Arena

It's a great escape, but will Peter survive it? When Peter's family leaves for a trip across the border, he stays behind. So when the government builds a wall through the city, guarded by soldiers, tanks and ferocious dogs, he's...

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Hilda and the Great Parade (Book 2)

Hilda and the Great Parade (Book 2)

Luke Pearson, Stephen Davies, Seaerra Miller

The second in the series of TV tie-in books for the beloved Hilda series, now coming to Netflix!

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 Read reviewCatch a Falling Star

Catch a Falling Star

Meg McKinlay

This coming-of-age story by multiple-award-winner Meg McKinlay is about loss and grief, dealing with change and fighting to hold on to what you can, while letting go of what you can't.

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 Read reviewWatership Down

Watership Down

Richard Adams

A phenomenal worldwide bestseller for over forty years, Richard Adams' spellbinding classic Watership Down is one of the best-loved novels of all time, and resonates just as vividly today as it did nearly half a century ago.

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 Read reviewSquirm

Squirm

Carl Hiaasen

A wickedly funny adventure about families, nature, and figuring out what's really important, from the Newbury Honor-winning and New York Times bestselling Carl Hiaasen.

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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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The Whispers

The Whispers

Greg Howard

Eleven-year-old Riley's mom has disappeared and Riley knows that if he leaves tributes for the whispers, magical fairies that grant wishes, his mom will come back to him.

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The Bad Guys Episode 9: The Big Bad Wolf

The Bad Guys Episode 9: The Big Bad Wolf

Aaron Blabey

THE SKY GOES DARK. THE CITY TREMBLES. THE SCREAMS BEGIN...and everyone's favourite Wolf has a LOT of explaining to do.

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Zelda Stitch Term Two: Too Much Witch

Zelda Stitch Term Two: Too Much Witch

Nicki Greenberg

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Stella the Unstoppable: The Talent Show Fiasco

Stella the Unstoppable: The Talent Show Fiasco

Richard Newsome

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Mob Mash (Diary of a Minecraft Zombie, Book 20)

Mob Mash (Diary of a Minecraft Zombie, Book 20)

Zack Zombie

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The Outstanding Octokey (Noah and Bluey's Zooniverse)

The Outstanding Octokey (Noah and Bluey’s Zooniverse)

Nova Weetman, Chris Kennett

With the help of a magical book, Noah Wriggle and his best friend Blue like to design weird and wonderful animal mash-up creations - and then bring them to life! But sometimes their mash-imals love being alive just a little TOO...

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 Read reviewPog

Pog

Padraig Kenny

David and Penny arrive in a strange new home in a forest. Other creatures live here - magical creatures - like Pog. He's one of the First Folk, tasked with protecting the boundary between the worlds. But David is drawn into the...

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The Buried Moon & Other Tales of Bright Young Women

The Buried Moon & Other Tales of Bright Young Women

Kate Forsyth, Lorena Carrington

All of the seven tales in this collection have one thing in common. They are stories of young women who face darkness and danger, but who prevail against the odds because of the brightness of their spirit and the strength of their...

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 Read reviewThe Girl, the Cat & the Navigator

The Girl, the Cat & the Navigator

Matilda Woods

Curious, pin-bright Oona Britt dreams of setting sail with her ship's captain father for a life of excitement on the wild waves. She has read stories of a magical creaturethe Nardoowho swims through the stars at night, and stows...

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The Princess in Black and the Science Fair Scare

The Princess in Black and the Science Fair Scare

Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Leuyen Pham

When a goo monster crashes the science fair, the Princess in Black is on the job, and with the help of the Princess in Blankets, sets out to save the science fair.

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The Secret of the Youngest Rebel (The Secret Histories, Book 5)

The Secret of the Youngest Rebel (The Secret Histories, Book 5)

Jackie French

Based on eyewitness accounts, this fifth title in The Secret Histories series uncovers the secrets that the colonial government hid for over 200 years.

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Zac's Biggest EVER Hits: Volume Three

Zac’s Biggest EVER Hits: Volume Three

H.I. Larry

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Charlie & Mouse: Book 1

Charlie & Mouse: Book 1

Laurel Snyder, Emily Hughes

Charlie and Mouse, two young brothers, enjoy a day out together, attending an imaginary party and collecting rocks.

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Mossbelly MacFearsome and the Dwarves of Doom

Mossbelly MacFearsome and the Dwarves of Doom

Alex Gardiner

Roger is just an ordinary boy, in an ordinary world - or so he thinks, until a grumpy dwarf warrior, Mossbelly MacFearsome, appears out of thin air and saves him from the school bully.

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Kat Wolfe Takes the Case

Kat Wolfe Takes the Case

Lauren St John

Join brave Kat Wolfe and her animal sidekicks in this second mysterious adventure filled with friendship, freedom and a fierce wild cat!

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The Mermaid Wreck (The Witching Hours, Book 4)

The Mermaid Wreck (The Witching Hours, Book 4)

Jack Henseleit

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Swimming Against the Storm

Jess Butterworth

Heartland middle-grade adventure set in the swamps of Louisiana, perfect for fans of Katherine Rundell and Lauren St John

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Mr Walker and the Dessert Delight

Mr Walker and the Dessert Delight

Jess Black, Sara Acton

There's a special anniversary celebration happening at the hotel and everyone is excited - especially Mr Walker!

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Timmy Failure: It's the End When I Say It's the End

Timmy Failure: It’s the End When I Say It’s the End

Stephan Pastis

In the series finale, Timmy Failure and his class create a hilarious film about his life, just in time for the holidays --Provided by publisher.

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Pirate Boy of Sydney Town

Pirate Boy of Sydney Town

Jackie French

Twelve-year-old Ben Huntsmore is the son of a shipowner, an only child who loves the farming life on his mother's family estate, Badger's Hill.

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Ranger's Apprentice The Royal Ranger 3: Duel at Araluen

Ranger’s Apprentice The Royal Ranger 3: Duel at Araluen

John Flanagan

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