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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Golden Unicorn (Rise of the Mythix, Book 1)

Golden Unicorn (Rise of the Mythix, Book 1)

Chris Wahl, Anh Do

Some heroes are legends. Some legends are real. The tyrant known as the Soul Collector hunts down anything that is beautiful, unusual or unique.

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Boy Giant: Son of Gulliver

Boy Giant: Son of Gulliver

Michael Morpurgo, Michael Foreman

A stunning new story of hope, humanity and high-seas adventure for children and adults everywhere from Sir Michael Morpurgo, the nation's favourite storyteller and multi-million copy bestselling author of WAR HORSE.

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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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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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Hasina: Through My Eyes

Hasina: Through My Eyes

Lyn White, Michelle Aung Thin

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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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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Bad Mermaids: On Thin Ice

Bad Mermaids: On Thin Ice

Sibeal Pounder, Jason Cockcroft

In the kingdom of Frostopia, mermaids Beattie, Mimi and Zelda have come to the aid of Maritza Mist, a famous water witch who supplies magic spells to the underwater kingdoms.

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Check Mates

Check Mates

Stewart Foster

A funny, moving and utterly original story from Stewart Foster, award-winning author of THE BUBBLE BOY

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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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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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You Must Be Layla

You Must Be Layla

Yassmin Abdel-Magied

Layla's mind goes a million miles a minute, so does her mouth - unfortunately her better judgement can take a while to catch up!

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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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Stella the Unstoppable and the School Camp Kerfuffle

Stella the Unstoppable and the School Camp Kerfuffle

Richard Newsome

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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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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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Stuck in the Mud (The Peski Kids, Book 3)

Stuck in the Mud (The Peski Kids, Book 3)

R.A. Spratt

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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 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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Juno Jones Word Ninja (Juno Jones, Book 1)

Juno Jones Word Ninja (Juno Jones, Book 1)

Kate Gordon, Sandy Flett

A disaster has happened. Muttonbird Bay School might be closing. I mean, FOREVER. Juno Jones loves her school. She does not want to have to go to the posh school up the hill or the one down the hill next to the sewage treatment...

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The Little Grey Girl (The Wild Magic Trilogy, Book Two)

The Little Grey Girl (The Wild Magic Trilogy, Book Two)

Celine Kiernan, Jessica Courtney-Tickle

Second book in a fantasy adventure trilogy about witches and forbidden magic from a multi-award-winning author.

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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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 Read reviewShe Wolf

She Wolf

Dan Smith

Ylva, a young Viking girl, is swept by a storm to England where she is orphaned. Determined to avenge her mother's death, she tracks the killer north. But when a stranger steps in, Ylva has to choose between vengeance and trust.

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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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 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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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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Emily Lime - Librarian Detective: The Book Case

Emily Lime - Librarian Detective: The Book Case

Dave Shelton

Hilarious crime solving capers at a brilliantly crazy boarding school.

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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 Bridge Home

The Bridge Home

Padma Venkatraman

Four determined homeless children make a life for themselves in Padma Venkatraman's stirring middle-grade debut.

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Stella the Unstoppable: The Talent Show Fiasco

Stella the Unstoppable: The Talent Show Fiasco

Richard Newsome

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 Read reviewRumblestar

Rumblestar

Abi Elphinstone

Are you ready to join Abi Elphinstone on a brand NEW adventure? A whole world is waiting to be discovered in the Unmapped Chronicles...

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 Read reviewThe Girl, the Cat & the Navigator

The Girl, the Cat & the Navigator

Matilda Woods

An enchanting, charming story of bravery on the ice-tipped ocean, with stunning art by Anuska Allepuz on every page.     

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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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A Pinch of Magic

A Pinch of Magic

Michelle Harrison

A spell-binding story of curses and magic from the award-winning author of One Wish and The Thirteen Treasures.

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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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 Read reviewLizard's Tale

Lizard’s Tale

Weng Wai Chan

A heart-racing middle-grade adventure mystery set on the streets of Singapore against the backdrop of World War II, exploring issues of belonging, race and diversity

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Mr Bambuckle's Remarkables on the Lookout

Mr Bambuckle’s Remarkables on the Lookout

Tim Harris, James Hart

Vex is gone! We have to find him.But how? He could be anywhere.We'll have to track him down.That's impossible.Not if we work together!Mr Bambuckle and the class in room 12B are in trouble. Can they find Vex before it's too late?

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Adventure Duck vs Power Pug: Book 1

Adventure Duck vs Power Pug: Book 1

Steve Cole, Aleksei Bitskoff

There's no ducking out - it's time for this ordinary, wise-quacking duck to become . . . A Hero!

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Frankie Fish and the Sister Shemozzle

Frankie Fish and the Sister Shemozzle

Peter Helliar, Lesley Vamos

The fourth Frankie Fish adventure is finally HERE! Peter Helliar's hilarious best-selling series is back and our favourite time-travellers, Frankie and Drew, are facing their trickiest hurdle yet ...

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Ginger Green + Cousins = TOTAL CHAOS!

Ginger Green + Cousins = TOTAL CHAOS!

Kim Kane

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!

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Cloud Boy

Cloud Boy

Marcia Williams, Markus Motum

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The Haven: Book 1

The Haven: Book 1

Simon Lelic

An adrenaline-fuelled adventure in a new series by top thriller writer Simon Lelic. Ollie Turner isn't sure he's ready to be a hero ...

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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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Whimsy and Woe (Whimsy & Woe, Book 1)

Whimsy and Woe (Whimsy & Woe, Book 1)

Rebecca McRitchie, Sonia Kretschmar

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Shouting At The Rain

Shouting At The Rain

Lynda Mullaly Hunt

From the author of the New York Times bestseller Fish in a Tree comes a compelling story about perspective and learning to love the family you have.

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Sensitive

Sensitive

Allayne Webster

When thirteen-year-old Samantha moves to a new town, she decides to reinvent herself. She wants to be called SJ now. She's going to be cool and mysterious. But above all, she's going to pretend to be healthy.

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The Mysterious World of Cosentino #4: The Silver Thief

The Mysterious World of Cosentino #4: The Silver Thief

Cosentino, James Hart

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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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Undercover (Kensy and Max, Book 3)

Undercover (Kensy and Max, Book 3)

Jacqueline Harvey

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