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Grow: Secrets of Our DNA

Grow: Secrets of Our DNA

Nicola Davies, Emily Sutton

From the award-winning team behind Tiny and Lots comes a new book exploring another fascinating area of biology: growth

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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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 Read reviewI'll Always Be Older Than You

I’ll Always Be Older Than You

Jane Godwin, Sara Acton

A celebration of the bond between siblings from acclaimed author Jane Godwin, with glorious illustrations from Sara Acton.

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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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 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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Backyard Birds

Backyard Birds

Helen Milroy

What colourful birds are in our backyards? From laughing kookaburras and prancing mudlarks to dancing willy wagtails and hungry galahs, this picture book is a vibrant adventure discovering the native birds around us.

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 Read reviewThe Line Tender

The Line Tender

Kate Ellen

Following a tragedy that further alters the course of her life, twelve-year-old Lucy Everhart decides to continue the shark research her marine biologist mother left unfinished when she died years earlier.

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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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 Read reviewPaolo, Emperor of Rome

Paolo, Emperor of Rome

Mac Barnett, Claire Keane

Paolo the dachshund is trapped. Though he lives in Rome, a city filled with history and adventure, he is confined to a hair salon. Paolo dreams of the sweet life-la dolce vita-in the Eternal City. And then, one day, he escapes!...

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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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Slow Down: Bring Calm to a Busy World with 50 Nature Stories

Slow Down: Bring Calm to a Busy World with 50 Nature Stories

Rachel Williams, Freya Hartas

Bring calm to a busy world with 50 nature stories All around us, nature is turning, growing...and working. Every day, hour by hour, magical transformations happen right in front of you. But it's not always easy to see them...

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The Boy Who Fooled the World

The Boy Who Fooled the World

Lisa Thompson

Telling a little white lie now and then is harmless, right? But what if it leads to you being a household name and international celebrity? Cole is the boy who fooled the world and finds himself trapped in a huge web of lies......

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When Stars Are Scattered

When Stars Are Scattered

Victoria Jamieson, Omar Mohamed, Iman Geddy

Omar and his younger brother, Hassan, have spent most of their lives in Dadaab, a refugee camp in Kenya.

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The Colouring Competition

The Colouring Competition

Heath McKenzie

It was the perfect day for colouring in . . . until Oscar noticed he had competition! Now both Oscar and Henry can't stop colouring, and they have gone WAY outside the lines! Who will win the colouring competition?

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Who's Your Real Mum?

Who’s Your Real Mum?

Bernadette Green, Anna Zobel

A beautifully illustrated story, written with a light and humorous touch, that celebrates nontraditional families and captures exactly what lies at the heart of family life - love.

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 Read reviewYour Birthday Was the BEST!

Your Birthday Was the BEST!

Maggie Hutchings, Felicita Sala

From the author of the best-selling MERMAID! and UNICORN! and one of the world's hottest new picture-book illustrators comes the story of a plucky young cockroach who gate-crashes a birthday party - with hilarious results.

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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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E-Boy (E-Boy, Book 1)

E-Boy (E-Boy, Book 1)

Anh Do, Chris Wahl

Ethan is supposed to be doing regular teenage things - like playing sports and hanging out with friends. He is not supposed to be in hospital getting a brain tumour removed by Gemini, a high-tech android doctor. But just as the...

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Rabbit Bright

Rabbit Bright

Viola Wang

Rabbit Bright goes boldly into the night, turning nightmares to colourful dreams in this glorious, stylish picture book debut from an exceptional new talent.

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 Read reviewWink

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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In a Jar

In a Jar

Deborah Marcero

Here's a marvellous picture book, charmingly written and beautifully illustrated, about the power of memory and the magic of friendship.

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The Diddle That Dummed

The Diddle That Dummed

Kes Gray, Fred Blunt

A laugh-out-loud musical story full of hilarious word play and silliness from the author of Oi Frog!

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Where the Wilderness Lives

Where the Wilderness Lives

Jess Butterworth

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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There's No Such Thing

There’s No Such Thing

Heidi McKinnon

A funny, warm and reassuring story from the internationally acclaimed creator of I Just Ate My Friend and Baz & Benz.

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The Song of the Tree

The Song of the Tree

Coralie Bickford-Smith

Bird loves the towering tree that grows in the jungle. Every year in the dry months, he and the other birds come to play and sing in tree's branches. Then one day Bird wonders- what is it like for tree when they fly away? Who else...

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Dogs Say Bau

Dogs Say Bau

Philip Bunting

An onomatopoeic adventure around the world of familiar (and not so familiar) animal sounds.

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PESTS: Book 1

PESTS: Book 1

Emer Stamp

When the lights go off, the PESTS come out! The laugh-out-loud new series from the author/illustrator of the bestselling DIARY OF PIG series. With amazing GLOW IN THE DARK cover, and a hidden message for young pests to find.

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Cats Say Nau

Cats Say Nau

Philip Bunting

An onomatopoeic adventure around the world of familiar (and not so familiar) animal sounds.

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Beautiful Eggs

Beautiful Eggs

Alice Lindstrom

A large-format board book for Easter that celebrates traditions of egg-decorating from around the world in exquisite cut-paper illustration.

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