Recent junior & middle fiction from 2020

Bindi

Bindi

Kirli Saunders, Dub Leffler

Meet 11-year-old Bindi. She's not really into maths but LOVES art class and playing hockey. Her absolute FAVOURITE thing is adventuring outside with friends or her horse, Nell.

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Mr. Lemoncello's All-Star Breakout Game

Mr. Lemoncello’s All-Star Breakout Game

Chris Grabenstein

Discover what James Patterson calls the coolest library in the world in the fourth fun-filled, action-packed adventure in the bestselling series from the much-loved coauthor of Max Einstein and I Funny!

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Never and Forever (The Wizards of Once, Book 4)

Never and Forever (The Wizards of Once, Book 4)

Cressida Cowell

The final book in the Wizards of Once quartet. Warriors and Wizards combine forces against the dreadful power of the Kingwitch, whose searing evil threatens not only the Wildwoods, but all its creatures.

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The Grandest Bookshop in the World

The Grandest Bookshop in the World

Amelia Mellor

Pearl and Vally Cole live in a bookshop. And not just any bookshop. In 1893, Cole's Book Arcade in Melbourne is the grandest bookshop in the world, brimming with every curiosity imaginable.

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When Life Gives You Mangoes

When Life Gives You Mangoes

Kereen Getten

Twelve-year-old Clara lives on an island that visitors call exotic - but there's nothing exotic about it to Clara. She loves eating ripe mangoes off the ground running outside in the rainy season and going to her secret hideout...

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 Read reviewSkunk and Badger (Skunk and Badger, Book 1)

Skunk and Badger (Skunk and Badger, Book 1)

Amy Timberlake, Jon Klassen

No one wants a skunk. They are unwelcome on front stoops. They should not linger in Rock Rooms. Skunks should never, ever be allowed to move in. But Skunk is Badger's new roommate, and there is nothing Badger, who prefers to be...

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The Midnight Guardians

The Midnight Guardians

Ross Montgomery

Sometimes at the darkest hour, hope shines the brightest...

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Turtle Boy

Turtle Boy

M. Evan Wolkenstein

Will likes two things: turtles and the local nature reserve. Everything else is a nightmare, because Will has a facial difference that has earned him an unfortunate nickname. But when Will's Bar Mitzvah community service project...

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 Read reviewGlassheart

Glassheart

Katharine Orton

An enchanting magical adventure set in the wild moors of Dartmoor - the second middle-grade novel from the bestselling author of Nevertell.

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Bibbit Jumps

Bibbit Jumps

Bei Lynn

A charming illustrated chapter book for emerging readers about an enthusiastic frog who sometimes misses the mark.     

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The Silver Arrow

The Silver Arrow

Lev Grossman

Kate wasn't expecting much when she wrote to her wealthy estranged uncle to ask for a birthday present. Certainly she wasn't expecting a colossal steam train called the Silver Arrow to arrive on her doorstep.

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Pages & Co.: Tilly and the Map of Stories

Pages & Co.: Tilly and the Map of Stories

Anna James

Third in the modern-classic and bestselling bookwandering series that celebrates all that is best in life: books, adventure, friendship - and cake.

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A Clock of Stars: The Shadow Moth

A Clock of Stars: The Shadow Moth

Francesca Gibbons, Chris Riddell

With all the magic of Narnia and the humour of Mary Poppins, this is a future middle grade fantasy classic - and the beginning of an unforgettable journey...

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The Greatest Inventor

The Greatest Inventor

Ben Brooks, George Ermos

Join the adventure. Break the curse. Find your way home. A magical new adventure from the bestselling author of THE IMPOSSIBLE BOY.

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 Read reviewCatvinkle and the Missing Tulips

Catvinkle and the Missing Tulips

Elliot Perlman, Laura Stitzel

When best friends Catvinkle and Ula are asked to defend two sheep accused of eating Amsterdam's tulips, they're not sure what to believe. The sheep say they're innocent, but they do look very sheepish.

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The Haunting of Aveline Jones

The Haunting of Aveline Jones

Phil Hickes, Keith Robinson

Aveline Jones loves reading ghost stories, so a dreary half-term becomes much more exciting when she discovers a spooky old book. Not only are the stories spine-tingling, but it once belonged to Primrose Penberthy, who vanished...

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Pierre's Not There

Pierre’s Not There

Ursula Dubosarsky, Christopher Nielsen

Lara had always wished she was a dog, and one day, just for a short time, she actually became one. This is how it happened.

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Catch Me If I Fall

Catch Me If I Fall

Barry Jonsberg

A brilliant and timely middle-grade novel from the bestselling author of My Life As An Alphabet and A Song Only I Can Hear.

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The Thirteenth Fairy

The Thirteenth Fairy

Melissa de la Cruz

Real life and fairy tales collide in the first title in a middle-grade series by the bestselling author of Disney's Descendants series, Melissa de la Cruz - all the adventure of the Percy Jackson series combined with the magic of...

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The Traitor (Wolf Girl, Book 4)

The Traitor (Wolf Girl, Book 4)

Anh Do, Lachlan Creagh

Wolf Girl and her trusty dogs are back for another hackle-raising adventure. On the run from sinister forces, Gwen rushes head-long into danger. With giant snakes, Komodo dragons and a whole new wolf pack to contend with, Wolf...

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Cally and Jimmy: Twins in Trouble

Cally and Jimmy: Twins in Trouble

Zoe Antoniades, Katie Kear

Join Cally and Jimmy in four hilarious stories, perfect for newly confident readers. They get into scrapes together, bake some poisonous cakes, almost ruin their school assembly and finally have a twintastic birthday party.

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The Castle of Tangled Magic

The Castle of Tangled Magic

Sophie Anderson, Saara Soederlund

An enchanting fairy-tale adventure about the power of love and courage, from the bestselling author of The House with Chicken Legs and The Girl who Speaks Bear.

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The Danger Gang

The Danger Gang

Tom Fletcher, Shane Devries

The electrifying new adventure from bestselling author of The Christmasaurus and The Creakers, Tom Fletcher!

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They Threw Us Away

They Threw Us Away

Daniel Kraus, Rovina Cai

The first book in an ambitious trilogy following a group of teddy bears who come to life in a garbage dump and embark on a journey to fulfill their destiny.

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Cleo Porter and the Body Electric

Cleo Porter and the Body Electric

Jake Burt

A futuristic middle-grade novel about a girl who lives in a hermetically sealed housing development.

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 Read reviewThe Odds (The Odds, Book 1)

The Odds (The Odds, Book 1)

Matt Stanton

The highly anticipated brand new junior fiction series from the bestselling author of Funny Kid. From mega-bestselling author-illustrator Matt Stanton comes an ORIGINAL + HILARIOUS new series!

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The Princess in Black and the Giant Problem

The Princess in Black and the Giant Problem

Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, LeUyen Pham

With a noisy giant crashing around the kingdom, the Princess in Black uses the Sparkle Signal to call ALL her heroic friends together--for the biggest adventure yet.

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We Are Wolves

We Are Wolves

Katrina Nannestad

Sometimes it's good to be wild. Sometimes you have to be wild.

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The Deep End (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 15)

The Deep End (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 15)

Jeff Kinney

In The Deep End, book 15 of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series from #1 international bestselling author Jeff Kinney, Greg Heffley and his family hit the road for a cross-country camping trip, ready for the adventure of a lifetime.

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 Read reviewFly On the Wall

Fly On the Wall

Remy Lai

An overprotected boy embarks on a (forbidden) journey to prove his independence.

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Real Pigeons Get Bready (Real Pigeons, Book 6)

Real Pigeons Get Bready (Real Pigeons, Book 6)

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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The 130-Storey Treehouse

The 130-Storey Treehouse

Andy Griffiths, Terry Denton

Prepare for more out-of-this-world adventure in Andy and Terry's new 130-storey treehouse!      

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What Zola Did on Wednesday

What Zola Did on Wednesday

Melina Marchetta, Deb Hudson

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 Read reviewThe Stolen Prince of Cloudburst

The Stolen Prince of Cloudburst

Jaclyn Moriarty, Kelly Canby

Long ago, the little Prince of Cloudburst was stolen from the seashore by a Water Sprite. Now, ten years later, the prince has found his way home. The King and Queen are planning the biggest party in their Kingdom's history to...

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 Read reviewHollowpox: The Hunt for Morrigan Crow (Nevermoor, Book 3)

Hollowpox: The Hunt for Morrigan Crow (Nevermoor, Book 3)

Jessica Townsend

Morrigan Crow faces her most dangerous challenge yet in her latest Wundrous adventure. The highly anticipated third book in the award-winning Nevermoor series from one of Australia's best selling and most loved authors.

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 Read reviewHollowpox: The Hunt for Morrigan Crow (Nevermoor Book 3)

Hollowpox: The Hunt for Morrigan Crow (Nevermoor Book 3)

Jessica Townsend

Something wicked is taking hold of Nevermoor... In Morrigan Crow's third Wundrous adventure, she faces her most dangerous challenge yet.

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Grime and Punishment  (The Adventures of Dog Man, Book 9)

Grime and Punishment (The Adventures of Dog Man, Book 9)

Dav Pilkey

The next great Dog Man adventure from the worldwide bestselling author and artist Dav Pilkey. You'll howl with laughter!    

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Sherlock Bones and the Sea-creature Feature

Sherlock Bones and the Sea-creature Feature

Renee Treml

Another hilariously funny, action-packed adventure, starring the intrepid Sherlock Bones and his partner-in-mystery-solving, Watts.

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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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 Read reviewHow to Write the Soundtrack to Your Life

How to Write the Soundtrack to Your Life

Fiona Hardy

From the up-and-coming talent behind How To Make A Movie in 12 Days comes a funny and moving mystery about family, friendship and finding your voice.     

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 Read reviewThe Fire Star: A Maven & Reeve Mystery

The Fire Star: A Maven & Reeve Mystery

A.L. Tait

A maid with a plan. A squire with a secret. A missing jewel. A kingdom in turmoil.

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 Read reviewThe Wolves of Greycoat Hall

The Wolves of Greycoat Hall

Lucinda Gifford

A family of wolves leaves their mansion in Moravia, returns to their Scottish homeland where they fight for their right to live among society and save the castle that has been in their family for generations from a crooked...

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Funny Kid Belly Flop (Funny Kid, Book 8)

Funny Kid Belly Flop (Funny Kid, Book 8)

Matt Stanton

Every kid wants to laugh, but Max is the boy who can make it happen. Max and Abby hardly ever agree on anything ... until now! They are both desperate to get out of this Friday's swimming carnival. Max is the funny kid, and...

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The One and Only Ivan

The One and Only Ivan

Katherine Applegate

Inspired by a true story, this is the beautifully written tale of how a mighty gorilla wins his freedom. A winning blend of humour and poignancy that will appeal to fans of Michael Morpurgo.     

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 Read reviewThe Heartsong of Wonder Quinn

The Heartsong of Wonder Quinn

Kate Gordon

Wonder Quinn is a lonely orphan who lives in the attic of Direleafe Hall with only a gloomy crow for company. Every year she watches the other girls return to school, hoping to find a friend among them. And every year her heart...

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Storm

Storm

Nicola Skinner, Flavia Sorrentino

The extraordinarily moving, funny and original new novel from the author of the rapturously acclaimed BLOOM.

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Hilda's Sparrow Scout Badge Guide

Hilda’s Sparrow Scout Badge Guide

Emily Hibbs, Victoria Evans

Join Hilda, Twig and friends to find out what it takes to be a brave and brilliant Sparrow Scout in this very-nearly official (with a few little additions from Hilda) guide. Learn how to collect scouting badges, from practical...

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All's Happy That Ends Happy

All’s Happy That Ends Happy

Rose Lagercrantz, Eva Eriksson

The final book in the acclaimed and beloved chapter book series that celebrates Dani's special ability to be happy and make others happy too.    

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From Stella Street to Amsterdam

From Stella Street to Amsterdam

Elizabeth Honey

When Henni's stubborn old neighbour Willa insists on returning to her childhood home in the Netherlands for a wedding, Henni leaps at the chance to be her travelling companion. 'Lucky duck! Fantastic opportunity!' That's what...

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When This Bell Rings

When This Bell Rings

Allison Rushby

This story within a story within a story celebrates the creative art of storytelling.

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The Wild Way Home

The Wild Way Home

Sophie Kirtley

When Charlie's longed-for brother is born with a serious heart condition, Charlie's world is turned upside down. Upset and afraid, Charlie flees the hospital and makes for the ancient forest on the edge of town.

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Malory Towers Darrell and Friends: As seen on CBBC TV

Malory Towers Darrell and Friends: As seen on CBBC TV

Narinder Dhami

The best-loved boarding girls' boarding school ever comes to our screens for the first time in 2020! NOW ON CBBC AND BBC iPLAYER.

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 Read reviewThe Heart of the Bubble

The Heart of the Bubble

Trace Balla

From award-winning author Trace Balla, this graphic novel set during the coronavirus pandemic is the touching tale of a family's awakening to what really matters.

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 Read reviewAnnie Lumsden, the Girl from the Sea

Annie Lumsden, the Girl from the Sea

David Almond, Beatrice Alemagna

A magical story about finding your identity from one of the most acclaimed storytellers of his generation, richly illustrated in full colour by an internationally renowned artist.

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Rowley Jefferson's Awesome Friendly Adventure

Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Adventure

Jeff Kinney

Beloved characters Rowley Jefferson and Greg Heffley are reimagined in an epic quest by internationally bestselling author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, Jeff Kinney.

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A Clue for Clara

A Clue for Clara

Lian Tanner

Clara wants to be a famous detective with her own TV show. She can read claw marks, find missing feathers and knows morse code and semaphore. There's just one problem. She's a small scruffy chook, and no one takes her seriously.

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Jefferson

Jefferson

Jean-Claude Mourlevat, Ros Schwartz

When Jefferson the hedgehog goes to his hairdresser's, he's shocked to discover the barber lying dead on the floor.

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 Read reviewHodgepodge (How to Make a Pet Monster, Book 1)

Hodgepodge (How to Make a Pet Monster, Book 1)

Lili Wilkinson, Dustin Spence

I'm Artie. I'm eleven years old. I do not believe in ghosts, or monsters. I do believe in science.

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 Read reviewWhat Zola Did on Monday

What Zola Did on Monday

Melina Marchetta, Deb Hudson

From the author of Looking for Alibrandi comes this gorgeous series to engage and entertain newly independent young readers.

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 Read reviewThe Secret Library of Hummingbird House

The Secret Library of Hummingbird House

Julianne Negri

A brilliant time-slip novel with a contemporary twist, The Secret Library of Hummingbird House celebrates standing up, speaking out and letting go of the past.

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 Read reviewWhen Rain Turns to Snow

When Rain Turns to Snow

Jane Godwin

A runaway boy, a baby and a whole lot of questions...

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 Read reviewThe Year the Maps Changed

The Year the Maps Changed

Danielle Binks

One extraordinary year will change them all...

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 Read reviewAcross the Risen Sea

Across the Risen Sea

Bren MacDibble

Neoma and Jag and their small community are 'living gentle lives' on high ground surrounded by the risen sea that has caused widespread devastation. When strangers from the Valley of the Sun arrive unannounced, the friends find...

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One True King (The School for Good and Evil, Book 6)

One True King (The School for Good and Evil, Book 6)

Soman Chainani

Beyond Good and Evil. Beyond Ever Afters. The fairy tale of Sophie and Agatha comes to a dramatic conclusion in this sixth and final book of Soman Chainani's bestselling fantasy series. Who will sit on Camelot's throne and...

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My Australian Story: Who Am I (New Edition)

My Australian Story: Who Am I (New Edition)

Anita Heiss

Mary lives with the Burkes, but they're not her real family. She hasn't seen her real mum and dad since she was taken away from them five years ago. Everyone tells her to forget about them, but she can't. She wants to find out why...

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Real Pigeons Peck Punches (Real Pigeons, Book 5)

Real Pigeons Peck Punches (Real Pigeons, Book 5)

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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Willy-willy Wagtail (Tales from the Bush Mob, Book 1)

Willy-willy Wagtail (Tales from the Bush Mob, Book 1)

Helen Milroy

Tales from the Bush Mob is a series of books about the Bush Mob, a group of animals that works together to solve problems.

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The One and Only Bob

The One and Only Bob

Katherine Applegate

Return to the unforgettable world of the Newbery Medal-winning and #1 New York Times bestselling novel The One and Only Ivan (soon to be a major motion picture) in this incredible sequel, starring Ivan's friend Bob!

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Dawn of the Underlord (The Bad Guys, Episode 11)

Dawn of the Underlord (The Bad Guys, Episode 11)

Aaron Blabey

The Bad Guys, I mean, Shadow Squad-Ghave saved the world from butt-handed evil and now it's time to PARTY! But Mr Snake doesnt feel like partying. Ohhh, no. He's WAY too powerful for that.

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As Fast As I Can

As Fast As I Can

Penny Tangey

One girl. One dream. A few hurdles. Ten-year-old Vivian is determined to win a medal at the Olympic Games one day. Problem is, she hasn't found a sport she's any good at yet.

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Incredible Rescue Mission (Planet Omar, Book 3)

Incredible Rescue Mission (Planet Omar, Book 3)

Zanib Mian, Nasaya Mafaridik

The third hilarious book from the amazing 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...

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Armadillo and Hare: Small Tales from the Big Forest

Armadillo and Hare: Small Tales from the Big Forest

Jeremy Strong, Rebecca Bagley

ARMADILLO AND HARE live with their friends in the Big Forest. Hare loves dancing. Armadillo loves cheese sandwiches. Hare loves playing the tuba. Armadillo loves cheese sandwiches. Hare loves his best friend, Armadillo. Armadillo...

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The Unicorn Whisperer (Phoebe and Her Unicorn, Book 10)

The Unicorn Whisperer (Phoebe and Her Unicorn, Book 10)

Dana Simpson

Welcome back to the hilarious and heartwarming world of Phoebe and Her Unicorn, where readers of all ages can always find a friend to lend a magical helping hand - or hoof.

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Ozzy Rules! (AFL Little Legends, Book 1)

Ozzy Rules! (AFL Little Legends, Book 1)

Nicole Hayes, Adrian Beck

Packed with footy fun, this hilarious junior fiction series follows the highs and lows of junior footy.

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 Read reviewLanding with Wings

Landing with Wings

Trace Balla

Miri's been on the move and now she's finding her feet, her freedom, her community and her home, treading lightly all the way.

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Stolen from the Studio (Case Closed, Book 2)

Stolen from the Studio (Case Closed, Book 2)

Lauren Magaziner

When Carlos' mother is assigned to a high-profile case on the set of his favorite television show, he sees this opportunity as a chance to show off his detective skills and earn his mother's trust.

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The Grumpy Neighbour

The Grumpy Neighbour

Sally Rippin, Aki Fukuoka

Celebrating 10 Years of Billie B Brown in 2020!

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Timmy the Ticked-Off Pony and the Poo of Excitement (Timmy the Ticked-Off Pony, Book 1)

Timmy the Ticked-Off Pony and the Poo of Excitement (Timmy the Ticked-Off Pony, Book 1)

Magda Szubanski, Dean Rankine

Timmy is rude. He's lazy. He's ALWAYS cranky. And he's also one of the most FAMOUS ponies in all the known world! Until one day when...POO HAPPENS. Surely one little poo of excitement can't ruin Timmy's life. Can it?

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The Honey Bees

The Honey Bees

Sally Rippin, Aki Fukuoka

Celebrating 10 Years of Billie B Brown in 2020!

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 Read reviewAre You There, God? It's Me, Margaret

Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret

Judy Blume

The classic teen novel from bestselling and iconic author Judy Blume.

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 Read reviewTake Off! (Evie and Pog, Book 1)

Take Off! (Evie and Pog, Book 1)

Tania McCartney, Cecelia Ramsdale

In the bestselling tradition of Ella and Olivia, comes the first book in a new series for early readers about best friends, Evie and Pog.

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Karen's Witch (Babysitters Little Sister Graphix Novels, Book 1)

Karen’s Witch (Babysitters Little Sister Graphix Novels, Book 1)

Ann Martin, Katy Farina

Karen Brewer lives next door to Mrs. Porter, who wears long black robes and has wild gray hair. Mrs. Porter has a black cat named Midnight and always seems to be working in her garden. Karen isn't supposed to spy on her neighbor,...

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 Read reviewThe List of Things that Will Not Change

The List of Things that Will Not Change

Rebecca Stead

A sensitive and heart-warming middle grade novel exploring themes of love, change and forgiving your own mistakes, from award-winning children's author Rebecca Stead.

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Pages & Co.: Tilly and the Lost Fairy Tales

Pages & Co.: Tilly and the Lost Fairy Tales

Anna James

A magical adventure to delight the imagination. The curl-up-on-the-sofa snuggle of a series from a uniquely talented author.

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The Hat Parade

The Hat Parade

Sally Rippin, Aki Fukuoka

Celebrating 10 Years of Billie B Brown in 2020!

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 Read reviewHattie

Hattie

Frida Nilsson, Stina Wirsen, Julia Marshall

A funny, lively, sympathetic illustrated chapter book about a street-smart country girl in her first year of school, from internationally award-winning Frida Nilsson.

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The Mummy Smugglers of Crumblin Castle

The Mummy Smugglers of Crumblin Castle

Pamela Rushby, Nelle May Pierce

A crumbling castle, a moat full of crocodiles, a catastrophe of kittens, and let's not forget the villains and the mummies! This rambunctious story has it all.

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 Read reviewHere in the Real World

Here in the Real World

Sara Pennypacker

From the author of the highly acclaimed, bestselling novel Pax comes a gorgeous and moving novel that is an ode to introverts, dreamers, and misfits everywhere, ideal for readers aged 9-12.

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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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 Read reviewThe Bird Within Me

The Bird Within Me

Sara Lundberg, B.J. Epstein

Based on the life of Swedish artist Berta Hansson, this is the story of a young woman with the bravery to live her own truth and follow her own path, despite the protests of her father and society at the time.

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 Read reviewThe Pony Question

The Pony Question

Jackie Merchant

The happiness of a young girl and a pony in desperate need of saving depends on the other.

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The Strangeworlds Travel Agency: Book 1

The Strangeworlds Travel Agency: Book 1

L.D. Lapinski

Pack your suitcase for a magical adventure! Perfect for fans of The Train to Impossible Places and The Polar Bear Explorers' Club.

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Otto Tattercoat and the Forest of Lost Things

Otto Tattercoat and the Forest of Lost Things

Matilda Woods

Otto lives in the frozen city of Hodeldorf, where an eternal winter has fallen. When his mother goes missing one morning, he must join forces with the Tattercoats, a gang of brave orphans, to find her. They will journey into a...

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The Letter for the King

The Letter for the King

Tonke Dragt, Laura Watkinson

When Tiuri answers a desperate call for help, he finds himself on a perilous mission that could cost him his life. He must deliver a secret letter to the King who lives across the Great Mountains - a letter upon which the future...

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Slime

Slime

David Walliams, Tony Ross

The new children's book from No. 1 bestselling author David Walliams - a fantastically funny tale illustrated by artistic genius, Tony Ross.

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 Read reviewThe Republic Of Birds

The Republic Of Birds

Jessica Miller

From rising star Jessica Miller comes this richly imagined fantasy adventure, an unmissable addition to the genre for readers of Karen Foxlee, Jessica Townsend and Philip Pullman.

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Girls Change the Game: A Choose Your Own Football Adventure

Girls Change the Game: A Choose Your Own Football Adventure

Gabrielle Gloury, Michael Hyde

The first Scorpions Under 14 Girls team from the Westpark Football Club has just been announced and this is their very first game. The Girls Scorpions are up against the in-form team of the comp, the Eastvale Ravens.

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 Read reviewThe Threads of Magic

The Threads of Magic

Alison Croggon

An atmospheric and riveting fantasy adventure, perfect for fans of Frances Hardinge and Cornelia Funke.

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The Highland Falcon Thief

The Highland Falcon Thief

M. G. Leonard, Sam Sedgman

Climb aboard the Highland Falcon and help Harrison Beck find a jewel thief!

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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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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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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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Wink

Rob Harrell

Maybe Batpig can come to the rescue? Based on Rob Harrell's own real life experience with eye cancer, and including amazing comic-strip artwork, this poignant and authentic novel is unforgettable, hilarious and uplifting.

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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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 Read reviewThe Power of Positive Pranking

The Power of Positive Pranking

Nat Amoore

The outrageous story of three best friends, one greedy mayor and a whole lot of pranking.

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The Ice Sea Pirates

The Ice Sea Pirates

Frida Nilsson, Davd Barrow

The cold bites and the sea lashes in this page-turning adventure on the ice seas. No one but ten-year-old Siri dares to face treacherous sailors, hungry wolves and the arctic winter to save her younger sister from the dreaded...

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 Read reviewThe Dark is Rising: The Dark is Rising Sequence

The Dark is Rising: The Dark is Rising Sequence

Susan Cooper

This night will be bad and tomorrow will be beyond imagining. It's Midwinter's Eve, the day before Will's eleventh birthday. But there is an atmosphere of fear in the familiar countryside around him. Will discovers that he has the...

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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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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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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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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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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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Blended

Sharon M. Draper

Piano-prodigy Isabella, eleven, whose black father and white mother struggle to share custody, never feels whole, especially as racial tensions affect her school, her parents both become engaged, and she and her stepbrother are...

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Beyond Belief

Beyond Belief

Dee White

Inspired by the true story of Muslims who saved the lives of Jewish children in the Second World War.

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Dragon Pearl

Dragon Pearl

Yoon Ha Lee

Min, a thirteen-year-old girl with fox-magic, stows away on a battle cruiser and impersonates a cadet in order to solve the mystery of what happened to her older brother in the Thousand World Space Forces.

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Aussie Kids: Meet Taj at the Lighthouse

Aussie Kids: Meet Taj at the Lighthouse

Maxine Beneba Clarke, Nicki Greenberg

Hi! I'm Taj. This is my favourite T-shirt.

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Funny Kid Peeking Duck (Funny Kid, Book 7)

Funny Kid Peeking Duck (Funny Kid, Book 7)

Matt Stanton

Meet Max: He's not the smartest kid; he's not the fastest kid; he's not the prettiest kid; but he might just be the funniest kid you've ever met. Max and his friends take a road trip to Adventure Park to dare each other to ride...

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 Read reviewAussie Kids: Meet Zoe and Zac at the Zoo

Aussie Kids: Meet Zoe and Zac at the Zoo

Belinda Murrell, David Hardy

Aussie Kids is an exciting new series for emerging readers 6-8 years.

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We're Not from Here

We’re Not from Here

Geoff Rodkey

The New York Times -bestselling creator of the Tapper Twins series delivers a topical, sci-fi middle-grade novel that proves friendship and laughter can transcend even a galaxy of differences.

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 Read reviewThe Ghost of Howlers Beach (The Butter O'Bryan Mysteries, Book 1)

The Ghost of Howlers Beach (The Butter O'Bryan Mysteries, Book 1)

Jackie French

Butter O'Bryan has been told there are ghosts on Howler's Beach, but are there?

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Echo Mountain

Echo Mountain

Lauren Wolk

The Newbery Honor-winning author of Wolf Hollow returns with the story of an unforgettable young heroine in Depression-era Maine.

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Battle Born (Elementals, Book 3)

Battle Born (Elementals, Book 3)

Amie Kaufman

The much-anticipated finale to Amie Kaufman's epic middle-grade trilogy.

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Where the Wilderness Lives

Where the Wilderness Lives

Jess Butterworth, Rob Biddulph

An epic race for survival that follows four children and their dog through treacherous waterways, dense forests and the deep, dark wilderness of Wales. From author Jess Butterworth comes a beautifully written adventure story in a...

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Bust a Move (Derek Dool Supercool, Book 1)

Bust a Move (Derek Dool Supercool, Book 1)

Adrian Beck, Scott Edgar

Think of the COOLEST, FUNNIEST, most HANDSOME kid in school, times it by a gazillion and you get DEREK DILBERT DOOL. At least he thinks so . . . Pity he's the only one.

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A Bear Named Bjorn

A Bear Named Bjorn

Delphine Perret, Antony Shugaar

Bjorn lives in a cave. The walls are soft, the ground is comfortable, and just in front there is new grass and a rough tree, perfect for back-scratching.

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His Name Was Walter

His Name Was Walter

Emily Rodda

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

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Scary Mary and the Stripe Spell (Monty's Island, Book 1)

Scary Mary and the Stripe Spell (Monty’s Island, Book 1)

Emily Rodda, Lucinda Gifford

On a beautiful island far away, on a sea that ripples with magic, Monty never knows what he might find... Monty, Tawny and friends receive some startling news: Scary Mary and her pirate crew are on their way, looking for a new...

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Aussie Kids: Meet Katie at the Beach

Aussie Kids: Meet Katie at the Beach

Rebecca Johnson, Lucia Masciullo

Hi! I'm Katie. I have a wobbly tooth that won't come out! But it's not going to spoil my trip to the beach. We're going to eat mangoes and play beach cricket!

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 Read reviewThe Book of Chance

The Book of Chance

Sue Whiting

Chance is a black-and-white thinker until she realises that sometimes there are shades of grey.

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 Read reviewAsh Road

Ash Road

Ivan Southall, Maurice Saxby

An action-packed Australian adventure story, about courage, friendship and survival in the face of a seemingly insurmountable bushfire.

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Aussie Kids: Meet Eve in the Outback

Aussie Kids: Meet Eve in the Outback

Raewyn Caisley, Karen Blair

Hi! I'm Eve. I live at a roadhouse in the Nullarbor. We don't get many visitors. But today my cousin Will is coming. We'll have so much fun!

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 Read reviewThe January Stars

The January Stars

Kate Constable

When twelve-year old Clancy and her fourteen-year-old sister, Tash, visit their Pa at his aged-care facility, they have no idea that the three of them will soon set out on an intrepid adventure.

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Kid Normal and the Final Five (Kid Normal, Book 4)

Kid Normal and the Final Five (Kid Normal, Book 4)

Greg James, Chris Smith, Erica Salcedo

The epic conclusion to the awesome, award-winning, bestselling, super-charged KID NORMAL series by Greg James and Chris Smith.

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Can You See Me?

Can You See Me?

Libby Scott, Rebecca Westcott

Tally is ten years old and she's just like her friends. Well, sometimes she is. If she tries really hard to be. Because there's something that makes Tally not the same as her friends. Something she can't ignore, no matter how hard...

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Vote Weirdo (WeirDo, Book 14)

Vote Weirdo (WeirDo, Book 14)

Anh Do, Jules Faber

Its time to vote! Weir Dos in the running for class captain... but will an EPIC HAIR DISASTER destroy his chances of winning?! It wont be easy... but it will be funny!

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Goldfields Girl

Goldfields Girl

Elaine Forrestal

It's 1892. Amid a fevered gold rush, fourteen-year-old Clara Saunders is in search of adventure in the new outback town of Coolgardie.

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The Map of Half Maps (Atticus Van Tasticus, Book 2)

The Map of Half Maps (Atticus Van Tasticus, Book 2)

Andrew Daddo, Stephen Michael King

ATTICUS VAN TASTICUS is back. And this time he means business. Having escaped certain disaster on the high seas, he's on the scent of treasure. Then the call comes from above- 'Ship ahoy, Captain, ship ahoy!' If only it were...

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How to Make Friends (Edie's Experiments, Book 1)

How to Make Friends (Edie’s Experiments, Book 1)

Charlotte Barkla, Sandy Flett

I'm Edie and I love science. So I when I started at a new school, I decided it could be one giant experiment.

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The Champions of the Blade (Paladero, Book 4)

The Champions of the Blade (Paladero, Book 4)

Steven Lochran

Joss, Hero and Drake are prentice paladeros, cowboy-knights that ride dinosaurs and fight to protect their Kingdom. Now, they face the ultimate battle: themselves.

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Ninja Clones (Ninja Kid, Book 5)

Ninja Clones (Ninja Kid, Book 5)

Anh Do, Anton Emdin

Nelson and Kenny have been CLONED! Robot Nelson and Robot Kenny are faster, smarter and better dancers! But when the clones spin out of control at school camp, can the REAL Nelson and Kenny SAVE THE DAY?

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 Read reviewTiger Heart

Tiger Heart

Penny Chrimes

One magical friendship. One roaring adventure. The magical tale of a bold young chimney sweep and a remarkable tiger, a dangerously hypnotic ruby and a mystical land that's found across an ocean and through a storm. Perfect for...

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The Call of the Wild

The Call of the Wild

Jack London, Oscar Dominguez

A handsome, newly-illustrated edition of the classic Jack London adventure novel.

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The Mystery of Black Hollow Lane

The Mystery of Black Hollow Lane

Julia Nobel

When You Reach Me meets Gallagher Girls in this exciting new series that brings readers on a journey filled with secrets, action, and mystery. Now in paperback!

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Evie and Pog: Puppy Playtime!

Evie and Pog: Puppy Playtime!

Tania McCartney

In the bestselling tradition of Ella and Olivia, comes another book in this new series for early readers about best friends, Evie and Pog.

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The Young Magicians and the 24-Hour Telepathy Plot

The Young Magicians and the 24-Hour Telepathy Plot

Nick Mohammed

The Young Magicians are back - and this time the mystery might be an attempted murder! The second fabulously funny, trick-filled adventure from comedian and actor, Nick Mohammed!

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The Pear Affair

The Pear Affair

Judith Eagle, Kim Geyer

When Penelope Magnificent's awful parents tell her they're taking a trip to Paris, she surprises them by begging to go along.

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Max and the Midknights

Max and the Midknights

Lincoln Peirce

Need a hero? It's Max to the rescue! The first book in the laugh-out-loud series from the bestselling author of Big Nate.

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Watch This! (Danny Best, Book 4)

Watch This! (Danny Best, Book 4)

Jen Storer, Mitch Vane

For fans of Funny Kid and Weirdo, comes the fourth hilarious book about a legend named Danny Best. Best by name, best by reputation...

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The Story Collector

The Story Collector

Kristin O'Donnell Tubb, Iacopo Bruno

In partnership with the New York Public Library and from author Kristin O'Donnell Tubb comes a historical fiction middle-grade novel inspired by the real life of Viviani Joffre Fedeler, born and raised in the New York Public...

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Dragonslayer

Dragonslayer

Tui,T Sutherland

This special edition of the #1 New York Times best-selling Wings of Fire series soars back in time to give readers a glimpse of Pyrrhia through new eyes.

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