Recommended kids' books for May

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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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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No Baths Week

No Baths Week

Katrina Mckelvey and Cheri Hughes

Ben and his best friend, Bandit have decided it's `NO BATHS' week. Mum plays along but challenges them to find other ways to get clean. Will Ben and Bandit come up with a clever plan? And will they rediscover their love of having...

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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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 Read reviewThe Peacock Detectives

The Peacock Detectives

Carly Nugent

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

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 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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 Read reviewAlex and the Alpacas Save the World

Alex and the Alpacas Save the World

Kathryn Lefroy

Alex is expecting a pretty boring summer. But when Mum takes her to visit her mysterious grandfather on his farm in Tasmania, weird things start to happen... Weirdest of all? Her grandfather's pet alpacas...who can...

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 Read reviewDon't Follow Vee

Don’t Follow Vee

Oliver Phommavanh

I'm not on social media, but everyone knows all about my life - from birth - thanks to Mum's Instagram, The Chronicles of Vee. It used to be a bit of fun, but when we got to 100,000 followers, Mum's started to take it way too...

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 Read reviewMalamander

Malamander

Thomas Taylor, George Ermos

Nobody visits Eerie-on-Sea in the winter. Especially not when darkness falls and the wind howls around Maw Rocks and the wreck of the battleship Leviathan, where even now some swear they have seen the unctuous Malamander...

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 Read reviewMoonwalkers

Moonwalkers

Mark Greenwood, Terry Denton

When Apollo 11 blasts off for the moon, the whole world is watching. On the other side of the planet, Billy, Mickey and Buzz decide to be astronauts too.

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 Read reviewLove Your Body

Love Your Body

Jessica Sanders

What if every young girl loved her body? Freedom is loving your body with all its imperfections and being the perfectly imperfect you!

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