September titles for schools & libraries (junior)

Maybe

Maybe

Morris Gleitzman

1946. Europe is in ruins. Millions of people dream of finding happiness somewhere else.Fourteen year old Felix is one of them. When he's offered a journey to Australia, he seizes the opportunity. So does someone...

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The Adventures of Dog Man: A Tale of Two Kitties

The Adventures of Dog Man: A Tale of Two Kitties

Dav Pilkey

Petey the cat's been dragged into a tiny bit of trouble -- a double in the form of a super-cute kitten. Dog Man will have to work twice as hard to bust these furballs and remain top dog!

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Opposite Land

Opposite Land

Charlotte Rose Hamlyn

An exciting and unforgettable graphic novel that takes you on a magical adventure to a place where everything is never as it seems...Welcome to Opposite Land - where socks wear feet, broccoli is meat, behind is ahead,...

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The Wizards of Once

The Wizards of Once

Cressida Cowell

From the bestselling author of How to Train Your Dragon comes an exciting high-adventure series - set in an ancient, magical time, full of Wizards, Warriors, Giants and Sprites.

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The Book of Secrets: The Ateban Cipher Book 1

The Book of Secrets: The Ateban Cipher Book 1

A. L. Tait

What's the secret of the book, and why is it so valuable? These are the questions Gabe must answer when a dying man hands him a coded manuscript with one instruction: take it to Aidan.

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The Bolds on Holiday

The Bolds on Holiday

Julian Clary, David Roberts

Carry on camping with dream team Julian Clary and David Roberts! With their extended hyena family in tow, they head on down to Cornwall for a spot of camping. But it's never long before trouble sniffs these hyenas out, and Bobby...

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Weirdo #9: Spooky Weird!

Weirdo #9: Spooky Weird!

Anh Do, Jules Faber

Halloween's coming up, and Bella and Weir are busy working on their costumes. But everything will be turned upside-down when Weir Do finds out his family are moving away!

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Pig the Star

Pig the Star

Aaron Blabey

Pig just LOVES attention. In fact, he's a great, bit SHOW-OFF. But when ANOTHER star appears at the photo shoot, Pig doesn't like it. No, Pig doesn't like it at ALL...

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 Read reviewThe Goldfish Boy

The Goldfish Boy

Lisa Thompson

Matthew is trapped in his bedroom by crippling OCD and spends most of his time staring out of his window as the inhabitants of Chestnut Close go about their lives. Until the day he is the last person to see his next door...

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Alice-Miranda in Hollywood

Alice-Miranda in Hollywood

Jacqueline Harvey

Lights, camera, action! Yeehaw!

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Women In Sports: 50 Fearless Athletes Who Played to Win

Women In Sports: 50 Fearless Athletes Who Played to Win

Rachel Ignotofsky

Illustrated profiles of fifty pioneering female athletes, from the author of the New York Times bestseller Women in Science. A charmingly illustrated and inspiring book, Women in Sports highlights the achievements and stories of...

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Voices from the Second World War: Witnesses share their stories with the children of today

Voices from the Second World War: Witnesses share their stories with the children of today

A powerful, moving collection of first-person accounts of the Second World War. Contributors include a rear gunner who took part in sixty bombing raids, a Jewish woman who played in the orchestra at Auschwitz, a Japanese man who...

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Book of Bones: 10 Record-Breaking Animals

Book of Bones: 10 Record-Breaking Animals

Gabrielle Balkan, Sam Brewster

It's a book of world records... of bones! Guess whose bones are the longest, shortest, heaviest, spikiest, and more. With touchable skeletons!

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The Gallery

The Gallery

Laura Marx Fitzgerald

Everyone says that heiress Rose Sewell is crazy, and Martha agrees - until she realises that Rose, an eccentric who refuses to leave her room, may be trying to communicate with the outside world through the paintings she sends...

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What's Up Top

What’s Up Top

Marc Martin

Simple, playful and absurdist, this new picture book by Marc Martin is about imagination and creativity. Reminiscent of Press Here by Herve Tullet, Dr Seuss and I Want my Hat Back by Jon Glasson.

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Tiger Boy

Tiger Boy

Mitali Perkins

A tiger cub has escaped from a reserve in the Sunderbans in West Bengal, India, and Neel, a poor boy from the islands, is determined to find her in order to save her from being captured and sold on the black market by Mr. Gupta...

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Yakanarra Songbook: About Our Place in Walmajarri and English

Yakanarra Songbook: About Our Place in Walmajarri and English

Jessie Wamarla Moora, Mary Purnjurr Vanbee, Chris Aitken, Alison Lester, Jessie Wamarla Moora and Mary Purnjurr Vanbee

Songs about how the Walmajarri came to Yakanarra, and their special places.

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I Open the Door...

I Open the Door…

Gregg Dreise, Ann James, Judy Watson

I Open the Door...contains nine interconnected stories, all of which begin and end with opening a door. The young author/illustrators at the 2016 Spinifex Writing Camp were encouraged to let their imaginations run wild, and the...

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Madeline Finn and the Library Dog

Madeline Finn and the Library Dog

Lisa Papp

Madeline Finn does not like to read. Fortunately, she meets Bonnie, a library dog. Reading aloud to Bonnie isn't so bad. When Madeline Finn gets stuck, Bonnie doesn't mind. As it turns out, it's fun to read when you're not afraid...

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Squishy Taylor in the Mud

Squishy Taylor in the Mud

Ailsa Wild, Ben Wood

Modern Family meets Harriet the Spy in this hilariously fun mystery series!Sita `Squishy' Taylor is a cheeky, sneaky 11-year-old who lives with her dad and step-family in a very crowded apartment. Luckily for Squishy, their...

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 Read reviewOnce Upon a Small Rhinoceros

Once Upon a Small Rhinoceros

Meg McKinlay, Leila Rudge

"Don't you wish," said the small rhinoceros, "that you could see the world?" And so begins this delightful picture book by award-winning creators Meg McKinlay and Leila Rudge.Once, there was a small...

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Figgy Takes the City

Figgy Takes the City

Tamsin Janu

Both Nana and Figgy receive scholarships to attend the Hope College in Ghana's big city, Accra. Figgy and Nana will have to leave behind the village and family they love, meet lots of new people and learn new things.

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The Princess in Black and the Mysterious PlayDate

The Princess in Black and the Mysterious PlayDate

Shannon Hale, LeUyen Pham

Noseholes and elephants! A pet-eating monster interrupts a perfect playdate with Princess Sneezewort...but who is that new masked avenger?

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Finding Black Beauty

Finding Black Beauty

Lou Kuenzler

Told from the perspective of a young girl who masquerades as a boy in order to become a groom, this is the other side of BLACK BEAUTY. Aspiring groom Jo comes to love Beauty and when they are separated she travels to London to...

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Bim Bam Boom

Bim Bam Boom

Frederic Stehr

A pot and two wooden spoons-BIM BAM-little owl made music! Canary, sparrow, chick and raven join her. What a joy to create sound and rhythm with pots and pans. Two saucepan lids-TSIM TSIM-a bowl and a ladle-BOOM BOOM. But then......

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I Can't Sleep

I Can’t Sleep

Stephanie Blake

Simon's little brother can't sleep without his special blanket. Simon usually just tells Casper what to do. But he is going to have to be very, very brave to solve this problem.

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The Skeleton Coast: Quest of the Sunfish 3

The Skeleton Coast: Quest of the Sunfish 3

Mardi McConnochie

The adventures of the Sunfish conclude as twins, Annalie and Will, discover the truth of what was behind their father's disappearance and face even more dangers on land than they did at sea.

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Crazy About Cats

Crazy About Cats

Owen Davey

Did you know that the fishing cat has partially webbed paws for catching fish? Or that pumas can leap up over 5 metres into trees? There are roughly 38 species of cats today, each one superbly adapted to their environment -...

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On the Night of the Shooting Star

On the Night of the Shooting Star

Amy Hest, Jenni Desmond

From bestselling author Amy Hest and illustrator Jenni Desmond comes a charming picture book about loneliness and making friends. 

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 Read reviewThe Mysterious World of Cosentino: The Missing Ace

The Mysterious World of Cosentino: The Missing Ace

Cosentino, James Hart

Dangling on a burning rope while chained above a tank full of hungry sharks...there's only one hero who can beat those odds...Cosentino, The Grand Illusionist!

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The Little Mermaid

The Little Mermaid

Metaphrog

Longing to be human so that she can win the love of a young prince, a little mermaid makes a dangerous pact with the Sea Witch.

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Pip and Posy: The Bedtime Frog

Pip and Posy: The Bedtime Frog

Nosy Crow, Axel Scheffler

Keen to help his distraught friend, Pip offers Posy a range of different toys to substitute for her frog, including his own favourite frog money box. It is only when Pip gives Posy his own, very favourite, pig toy that Posy is...

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The Cursed First Term of Zelda Stitch

The Cursed First Term of Zelda Stitch

Nicki Greenberg

'Zelda rides a broomstick!''Zelda's got a bat-friend!''Zelda smells like toadstools!''Witch! Witch! Witch!'

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Where On Earth?: Geography Without the Boring Bits

Where On Earth?: Geography Without the Boring Bits

James Doyle

Where On Earth? is the perfect learning companion to help all school children get to grips with discovering the world around them.

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School for Skylarks

School for Skylarks

Sam Angus

It is 1939. When Lyla is evacuated from her home in London to her great-aunt's enormous house in the West Country, she expects to be lonely. She has never been to school nor had any friends, and her parents have been at the centre...

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Great Rabbit Chase

Great Rabbit Chase

Freya Blackwood

Gumboots is a beautiful pet rabbit, but he likes to escape. A story that celebrates what it means to live in a community and a reminder that life is full of surprises.

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 Read reviewThey Came from Planet Zabalooloo!

They Came from Planet Zabalooloo!

Sean Taylor, Kate Hindley

We are friends on epic adventure to Planet Earth! We got space ship! YEAHHH! Look - it's got steering wheel, space biscuits and party area. OOH LA LA!From the author of Hoot Owl, Master of Disguise,...

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The Matilda Effect

The Matilda Effect

Ellie Irving, Matthew Jones

Matilda loves science and inventing.When Matilda shares her woes with her Grandma Joss, she's astonished to learn her grandma was once a scientist herself - an astrophysicist, who discovered her very own planet. So begins a race...

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Can You Find Me?

Can You Find Me?

Winch,Gordon, Shirvington, Patrick

Search for an echidna, a powerful owl, a frog and many more animals hidden on every page. Pat Shirvingtons striking illustrations hide each one of the animals just enough for the guessing to begin.

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Diary of a Minecraft Zombie: #10 One Bad Apple

Diary of a Minecraft Zombie: #10 One Bad Apple

Zack Zombie

There's a new Mob kid in town and he looks like trouble! There's a new kid at Zombie's middle school and everyone thinks he is so cool. But the more Zombie hangs out with him, the more trouble he gets into.

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 Read reviewThe Explorer

The Explorer

Katherine Rundell, Hannah Horn

Fred awoke to find that a snake was watching him and that there was an aeroplane in the trees. It was on fire. Being on fire was a quality it shared with much of the surrounding jungle.After crashing hundreds...

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Rainbow Magic: Samira the Superhero Fairy: Special

Rainbow Magic: Samira the Superhero Fairy: Special

Daisy Meadows

Join Kirsty, Rachel and Samira for some super-powered fun!

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First Baby Days: Moo Peek-a-Boo: A board book with giant peek-through flaps

First Baby Days: Moo Peek-a-Boo: A board book with giant peek-through flaps

Pat-a-Cake, Mojca Dolinar

Bright and bold, high-contrast novelty board book that stimulates a baby's developing coordination and vision.

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Zoe's Rescue Zoo: The Picky Puffin

Zoe’s Rescue Zoo: The Picky Puffin

Amelia Cobb, Sophy Williams

When Great-Uncle Horace brings back lost and homeless animals from his travels around the globe, it falls to Zoe, and her mum, the zoo vet, to settle them into their new home. But that's a secret!Puffins are Zoe's favourite ever...

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The Scared Book

The Scared Book

Debra Tidball, Kim Siew

It's story time, but this book has bad news - as soon as it realises there are monsters in it, it's too scared to tell you the rest of the story! Can you help it feel better? It needs you to rub away its goosebumps, blow away the...

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Oi Cat!

Oi Cat!

Kes Gray, Jim Field

From the creators of the award-winning and bestselling Oi Frog! and Oi Dog!, comes the absurdly funny rhyming picture book Oi Cat!

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The Children of Willesden Lane

The Children of Willesden Lane

Mona Golabek, Lee Cohen

Jewish musical prodigy Lisa Jura has a wonderful life in Vienna. But when the Nazis start closing in on the city, life changes irreversibly.

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Ava s Big Move: Surf Riders Club 1

Ava s Big Move: Surf Riders Club 1

Mary van Reyk

Join the girls as they take on the world, one wave at a time! Meet five very different girls with one thing in common: they've caught the surfing bug! Ava has grown up in a big city. But everything changes when her parents decide...

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Puppy Planet: Starring Olive Black

Puppy Planet: Starring Olive Black

Alex Miles

Visiting the local animal shelter for research, Olive falls head over heels for a loveable pooch. It takes some convincing to get her parents on board, but soon Olive is riding the ups and downs of pet ownership. And life on PUPPY...

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Pea Pod Lullaby

Pea Pod Lullaby

Stephen Michael King, Glenda Millard

A mother and baby, a boy and a dog run for their lives. A polar bear, too, has come adrift. When will they find land? Who will welcome them in? In all the wide world we each need a safe place to call home. Words sing over the...

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