September Kids' & YA picks

Survivor

Survivor

Tom Hoyle

Survival against the odds: a fast-paced action-packed thriller from the author of Thirteen and Spiders. Nobody is safe ...

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Noughts & Crosses Graphic Novel

Noughts & Crosses Graphic Novel

Malorie Blackman, John Aggs, Ian Edginton

Callum is a nought - an inferior white citizen in a society controlled by the black Crosses.Sephy is a Cross - and the daughter of one of the most powerful, ruthless men in the country. But when Sephy and Callum's childhood...

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Am I Normal Yet?

Am I Normal Yet?

Holly Bourne

Evie wants to be normal. Now she's almost off her meds and at a college where no one knows her as the-girl-who-went-nuts, there's only one thing left on her list... But relationships can mess with anyone's head - something Evie's...

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Demon Road

Demon Road

Derek Landy

Amber Lamont is a normal sixteen-year-old. Smart but insecure, she spends most of her time online, where she can avoid her beautiful, aloof parents and their weird friends. But when a shocking encounter reveals a horrifying...

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Everything, Everything

Everything, Everything

Nicola Yoon

Madeline Whittier is allergic to the outside world. So allergic, in fact, that she has never left the house in all of her seventeen years. But when Olly moves in next door, and wants to talk to Maddie, tiny holes start to appear...

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The Rest of Us Just Live Here

The Rest of Us Just Live Here

Patrick Ness

Award-winning writer Patrick Ness's bold and irreverent novel powerfully reminds us that there are many different types of remarkable.

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Honor Girl

Honor Girl

Maggie Thrash

Maggie Thrash has spent basically every summer of her fifteen-year-old life at the one-hundred-year-old Camp Bellflower for Girls, set deep in the heart of Appalachia. She's from Atlanta, she's never kissed a guy, she's into...

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Dumplin'

Dumplin'

Julie Murphy

Sixteen-year-old Willowdean wants to prove to everyone in her small Texas town that she is more than just a fat girl, so, while grappling with her feelings for a co-worker who is clearly attracted to her, Will and some other...

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 Read reviewGoodbye Stranger

Goodbye Stranger

Rebecca Stead

As Bridge makes her way through seventh grade on Manhattan's Upper West Side with her best friends, curvacious Em, crusader Tab, and a curious new friend--or more than friend--Sherm, she finds the answer she has been seeking since...

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 Read reviewThe Thing About Jellyfish

The Thing About Jellyfish

Ali Benjamin

An extraordinary debut about a 12 year old girl coping with the death of her best friend. And jellyfish.

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How To Be Happy: A Memoir of Sex, Love and Teenage Confusion

How To Be Happy: A Memoir of Sex, Love and Teenage Confusion

David Burton

A funny, sad and serious memoir, How to Be Happy is David Burton's story of his turbulent life at high school and beyond. Feeling out of place and convinced that he is not normal, David has a rocky start. He...

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 Read reviewAnother Day

Another Day

David Levithan

Every day is the same for Rhiannon. She has convinced herself that she deserves her distant, moody boyfriend, Justin. She knows the rules: Don't be needy. Avoid upsetting him. Never get your hopes up. Then, out of the blue, they...

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We Are the Rebels: The Women and Men Who Made Eureka

We Are the Rebels: The Women and Men Who Made Eureka

Clare Wright

The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka is the most talked-about work of Australian history in recent years. Now here is Clare Wright's groundbreaking, award-winning study of the women who made the rebellion in an abridged edition for...

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Brave As Can Be: A Book of Courage

Brave As Can Be: A Book of Courage

Jo Witek, Christine Roussey

From the author-illustrator team of the breakout bestseller In My Heart comes an empowering exploration of fears and how to overcome them.

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What the Ladybird Heard Next

What the Ladybird Heard Next

Julia Donaldson, Lydia Monks

The ladybird and her farm animal friends have a clever new plan in this highly anticipated sequel to the bestselling picture book.

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Growing Up for Boys

Growing Up for Boys

Alex Frith, Kate Sutton

A frank and friendly book offering boys advice on what to expect from puberty and how to stay happy and confident as they go through physical, psychological and emotional changes. Covers a range of topics, including moods and...

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Growing Up for Girls

Growing Up for Girls

Felicity Brooks, Katie Lovell

With a focus on staying happy and confident, this book covers all the topics that girls want to find out about: moods and feelings, periods, what happens to boys as they grow up, diet, eating disorders, exercise, body image, sex...

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 Read reviewBallet Cat the Totally Secret Secret

Ballet Cat the Totally Secret Secret

Bob Shea

While Ballet Cat and Sparkles the Pony are trying to decide what to play, they each share an important secret.

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Some Swell Pup Or Are You Sure You Want A Dog?

Some Swell Pup Or Are You Sure You Want A Dog?

Maurice Sendak

For the first time in paperback comes this unique tale about children learning patience and care through looking after their new puppy.

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 Read reviewKidglovz

Kidglovz

Dale Newman, Julie Hunt

WINNER: 2016 QLD Premier's Literary Awards, Children's BooksSHORT-LISTED: 2016 CBCA Book of the Year, Crichton Award for New IllustratorsKidGlovz is a musical genius. His gift is so precious that he's kept under lock and key. But...

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 Read reviewThe Fourteenth Summer of Angus Jack

The Fourteenth Summer of Angus Jack

Jen Storer, Lucinda Gifford

Funny, exhilarating and a little bit scary; a bewitching blend of Norse mythology and urban fantasy. Since moving to Australia with their father, Angus Jack and his sister, Martha, have moved house constantly. They end up living...

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 Read reviewMister Cassowary

Mister Cassowary

Samantha Wheeler

City boy Flynn is taken to Mission Beach by his dad to ready his Grandad Barney's banana farm for sale.

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 Read reviewThe Day The Crayons Came Home

The Day The Crayons Came Home

Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers

The hilarious sequel to the prize-winning, international bestseller The Day the Crayons Quit!

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Being Agatha

Being Agatha

Anna Pignataro

When Agatha was born she had her father's nose and her mother's ears.When her relatives get together, it's clear that she doesn't quite fit in.And when she starts kinder, she realises just how different she is to everyone...

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Charlie Piechart and the Case of the Missing Pizza Slice

Charlie Piechart and the Case of the Missing Pizza Slice

Marilyn Sadler, Eric Comstock

With a dinnertime mystery and 5 hungry suspects, Charlie Piechart makes fractions fun.Charlie Piechart has a piechart for a belly, and it's a belly that's perfect for showing fractions.

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 Read reviewPierre the Maze Detective: The Search for the Stolen Maze Stone

Pierre the Maze Detective: The Search for the Stolen Maze Stone

Hiro Kamigaki, IC4DESIGN

Mr X has stolen the Maze Stone, which has the power to turn the whole of Opera City into a maze. Can you help Pierre and his friend Carmen find their way through the mazes and stop Mr X before it's too late?

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The Truth About Peacock Blue

The Truth About Peacock Blue

Rosanne Hawke

Everything changes for thirteen-year-old Aster the night her brother dies. One day, she is accused of intentionally making a spelling mistake to insult the holy prophet. Her teacher is incensed and accuses her of blasphemy. A...

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The Cat at the Wall

The Cat at the Wall

Deborah Ellis

On Israel's West Bank, a cat sneaks into a small Palestinian house that has just been commandeered by two Israeli soldiers. The house seems empty, until the cat realises that a little boy is hiding beneath the floorboards.Should...

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Lair of Dreams (The Diviners Book 2)

Lair of Dreams (The Diviners Book 2)

Libba Bray

1920s New York. America's Sweetheart Seer. Diviners dream-walk. Follow them down...After a supernatural showdown with a serial killer, Evie O'Neill has outed herself as a Diviner. With her uncanny ability to read...

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300 Minutes of Danger

300 Minutes of Danger

Jack Heath

George is trapped in a falling aeroplane with no engine and no pilot. Milla is covered with radioactive waste and her hazard suit is running out of air. Otto is in the darkest depths of the ocean, where something hungry is...

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Flyaway

Flyaway

Lesley Barnes

A young princess has a bird which she keeps trapped in a cage. One day, however, she leaves the cage unlocked, and the bird flies away... Lift the flaps to set the bird free in this gorgeous gift book that's perfect...

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The Five Misfits

The Five Misfits

Beatrice Alemagna

This quirky and allegorical picture book is filled with humorous and poignant moments, brought to life beautiful contemporary artwork from one of Europe's best-loved talents.

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My Father Is a Polar Bear

My Father Is a Polar Bear

Michael Morpurgo, Felicita Sala

Look at the polar bears, said Terry. You see that one on the left, the fatter one? That's our dad - our real dad. But you're not to tell.

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 Read reviewThe Cat With the Coloured Tail

The Cat With the Coloured Tail

Gillian Mears, Dinalie Dabarera

A magical cat, an ice-cream van that makes delicious moon-creams and a quest to bring joy to those who need it most.

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Tree: Seasons Come, Seasons Go

Tree: Seasons Come, Seasons Go

Britta Teckentrup, Patricia Hegarty

Explore the beauty of the changing seasons in this timeless peek-through book with beautiful artwork from Britta Teckentrup and accompanying rhyming text.

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That's Another Big Book!

That’s Another Big Book!

Sally Rippin

This is Jack. Jack and his friends love birthday parties, camping holidays and building hide-outs. If there's an adventure to be had, Jack will be there! Ten cool stories and loads of cool activities inside! Contains 10 Hey...

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The Flyaway Girls,

The Flyaway Girls,

Julia Lawrinson

Telia makes her movements graceful as well as technically perfect. And when she finishes with a full straight-body somersault - something I have never been able to do - her delighted grin makes everybody else smile....

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Suri's Wall

Suri’s Wall

Lucy Estela, Matthew Ottley

Eva squeezed Suri's hand. 'What's there? What can you see?' 'What can I see?' Suri looked out over the wall. 'Oh, it's beautiful, let me tell you all about it.' A moving tale of the power of the human spirit brought...

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Star Wars Absolutely Everything You Need To Know

Star Wars Absolutely Everything You Need To Know

DK

From movie-making trivia to facts you never knew, this book is suitable for new and old fans alike of Star War series.

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