September titles for schools & libraries (junior)

Lemonade Jones: Lemonade Jones 1

Lemonade Jones: Lemonade Jones 1

Karen Blair, Davina Bell

Lemonade Jones likes to ask lots of questions and does not like rules - warm, funny stories for the beginning reader about a girl who likes to ask 'why?'There are a lot of rules that don't interest Lemonade Jones.<br...

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Dog Man 5: Lord of the Fleas

Dog Man 5: Lord of the Fleas

Dav Pilkey

There's a new bunch of baddies in town, and they have something sinister in store for Petey the Cat. Once again, Dog Man is called into action! With a cute kitten and a remarkable robot by his side, the Supa Buddies must join...

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Anne Frank

Anne Frank

Isabel Sanchez Vegara, Sveta Dorosheva

New in the Little People, Big Dreams series, discover the incredible life of Anne Frank, the writer whose diary captured the hearts of the public, in this true story of her life.

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Limelight

Limelight

Solli Raphael

Limelight is a unique collection of slam poetry paired with inspirational writing techniques. With over 30 original poems in different forms, the book features the viral video sensation 'Australian Air', which has been viewed 3.5...

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Ting Ting the Ghosthunter

Ting Ting the Ghosthunter

Gabrielle Wang

Thirteen-year-old Ting Ting has learned the ancient skills and art of ghost hunting from her adopted grandmother, Por Por, a famous ghost hunter. But Ting Ting is sick of capturing harmless 'fat belly' ghosts, and when a desperate...

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WeirDo #11: Splashy Weird!

WeirDo #11: Splashy Weird!

Anh Do, Jules Faber

The school swimming carnival is on and Weir isnt looking forward to ANY of it! Not the TINY cozzies! Or getting water UP HIS NOSE! And especially not the RACING! Can Weir win for his team? It wont be easy... but it will be...

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 Read reviewInheritance

Inheritance

Carole Wilkinson

Historical fiction for middle grade readers at its compelling, shocking, fascinating best.Nic is left in the care of her grandfather at the remote family property that was once her mother's childhood home; a place with...

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Head Kid

Head Kid

David Baddiel, Steven Lenton

From the million copy bestselling author of THE PARENT AGENCY and BIRTHDAY BOY comes a wildly entertaining wish-fulfilment adventure that asks the question: what would happen if the strictest head teacher swapped bodies with the...

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The Princess in Black and the Science Fair Scare

The Princess in Black and the Science Fair Scare

Shannon and Dean Hale, LeUyen Pham

It's mayhem at the science fair! A squishy goo monster is a challenge for the Princess in Black - but luckily some science-loving princesses are on hand to help.

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Girltopia (Book 1)

Girltopia (Book 1)

Hilary Rogers

Clara is the sort of girl who hates getting into trouble. She even hates it when others get into trouble. But when every single man and boy in the city are struck down by a mysterious illness, Clara realises this is no time to be...

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Kensy and Max 2: Disappearing Act

Kensy and Max 2: Disappearing Act

Jacqueline Harvey

Kensy and Max are now agents-in-training at Pharos, a covert international spy network. Christmas break sees the twins back at Alexandria for training and a celebration like no other, but where are their parents and why can?t they...

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The Champion Charlies 3: The Knockout Cup

The Champion Charlies 3: The Knockout Cup

Adrian Beck

A hilarious, fun-filled junior fiction series for boys and girls that celebrates the great world game of football! Developed in partnership with Football Federation Australia.

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Pig the Grub

Pig the Grub

Aaron Blabey

Eww! What a stinker! Pig isnt just the worlds greediest Pug, hes the DIRTIEST too. Its high time he had a bath! But try telling Pig that . . .

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Mr Bambuckle's Remarkables Go Wild

Mr Bambuckle’s Remarkables Go Wild

Tim Harris

Meet your new assistant principal - Miss Frost! Uh-oh, that's not good. Good thing we're off on camp. Mr Bambuckle lets us eat marshmallows before dinner! Is that a spark-maker beetle? Shh! What was that noise? The class...

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The Losers Club

The Losers Club

Andrew Clements

Alec, a sixth-grade bookworm always in trouble for reading instead of listening and participating in class, starts a book club, solely to have a place to read, and discovers that real life, although messy, can be as exciting as...

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Ivy and Bean One Big Happy Family (Book 11)

Ivy and Bean One Big Happy Family (Book 11)

Annie Barrows, Sophie Blackall

Book 11 in the critically acclaimed, commercially successful, and New York Times bestselling Ivy + Bean series!

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Fire Watcher #1: Brimstone

Fire Watcher #1: Brimstone

Kelly Gardiner

December 1940, London: Christopher Larkham finds an ancient Roman ring inscribed with a phoenix. As he takes shelter from the firestorm of the Blitz, the ring glows, and pushing open a door, he finds himself in 1666 and facing the...

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Collecting Sunshine

Collecting Sunshine

Rachel Flynn, Tamsin Ainslie

A book for those magical days when a walk to the park is nothing short of an adventure.       

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Spring-Heeled Jack

Spring-Heeled Jack

Philip Pullman

A story about three Victorian children who escape from their London orphanage, only to encounter Mack the Knife, one of the vilest villains. However, to their rescue comes Spring-Heeled Jack with his glowing red eyes, who can...

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The Distance Between Me and the Cherry Tree

The Distance Between Me and the Cherry Tree

Paola Peretti, Denise Muir

A novel for all ages about a young girl losing her sight, inspired by the author's own life story. For fans of Wonder, The Little Prince and The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly Mafalda is a nine-year-old girl who knows one thing:...

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We Are Together

We Are Together

Britta Teckentrup

On our own we're special, And we can chase our dream. But when we join up, hand in hand, Together we're a team. Celebrate the power of love and friendship in this beautiful book by award-winning illustrator and author...

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The Truth App (Liars Book 1)

The Truth App (Liars Book 1)

Jack Heath

THE TRUTH APP is the latest craze in the town of Kelton. It listens to everyone around you and tells you if they are lying. When the app goes viral, its teenage creator, Jarli, becomes famous overnight. But being a celebrity can...

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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone: Illustrated Edition

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone: Illustrated Edition

J. K. Rowling, Jim Kay

Jim Kay's dazzling depiction of J.K. Rowling's wizarding world has won legions of fans since the Illustrated Edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone was published in hardback in 2015, becoming a bestseller around the...

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The Dreamer

The Dreamer

Il Sung Na

This inventive little pig shows nothing is impossible when you follow your heart - not even flight.

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One Day, So Many Ways

One Day, So Many Ways

Laura Hall, Loris Lora

A day in the life of over 40 children around the world.

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Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa

Isabel Sanchez Vegara, Natascha Rosenberg

Part of the bestselling Little People, BIG DREAMS series, Mother Teresa tells the inspiring story of this nun and missionary's incredible life.

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Big Nate Goes Bananas!

Big Nate Goes Bananas!

Lincoln Peirce

Join Big Nate and his pals for another round of pranks, jokes, and wedgies!

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Some Boys

Some Boys

Nelly Thomas

Some Boys is the second in a series of kids books aimed at challenging old-fashioned stereotypes about boys and girls. It is a story about how everyone is different and special in their own way. Your boy might like rough,...

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 Read reviewHelp Around the House

Help Around the House

Morris Gleitzman

Ludo helps other people. It's how he was brought up. When Dad is elected to Federal Parliament, Ludo grabs the chance to make Australia an even better place. But he soon discovers it's not the homeless of the national...

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Watch This!

Watch This!

Jane Godwin

Watch This! is a groundbreaking modern photographic picture book about children using their bodies to make sense of shapes in a playful way, from three highly-acclaimed Australian creators.

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Sportopedia

Sportopedia

Mr. Mark Long, Adam Skinner

Sportopedia is your ultimate guide to the diverse world of sport. From the best known to the most obscure, this guide showcases team sports, target sports, as well as track and field, aquatic sports and much more.

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Stories of the Night

Stories of the Night

Kitty Crowther

A modern fairytale storybook set in the magical illustrated world of Astrid Lindgren Award recipient Kitty Crowther

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Ginger Green on the (UN)LUCKIEST Camp Ever!

Ginger Green on the (UN)LUCKIEST Camp Ever!

Kim Kane, Jon Davis

The absolutely MAD new Ginger Green series is all about fun, friendship and a clever fox who LAUGHS in the face of disaster. Perfect for fans of Weirdo and Tom Gates! In Ginger Green on the (UN)LUCKIEST School Camp Ever!,...

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Josephine Baker

Josephine Baker

Isabel Sanchez Vegara, Agathe Sorlet

New in the Little People, Big Dreams series, discover the incredible life of Josephine Baker, the world-famous entertainer, activist and French Resistance agent in this true story of her life.

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Fairytales for Feisty Girls

Fairytales for Feisty Girls

Beth Norling, Sher Rill Ng, Claire Robertson, Lucinda Gifford, Susannah McFarlane

Girls can rescue themselves - just watch Rapunzel, Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella and Thumbelina create their own happily ever afters in this beautiful and emboldening bedtime book.A glorious treasury for young...

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A Stage Full of Shakespeare Stories

A Stage Full of Shakespeare Stories

Angela McAllister, Alice Lindstrom

Step on to a stage full of stories with this beautiful anthology of 12 stories from Shakespeare, rewritten to be accessible to children aged 7+.

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The Bear, The Piano, The Dog and the Fiddle

The Bear, The Piano, The Dog and the Fiddle

David Litchfield

'Another guaranteed bestseller from this remarkable artist' - DAILY MAIL Set in New Orleans with a new cast of animal musicians, this big-hearted sequel to the best-selling The Bear and the Piano teaches that friendship, like...

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Skyward: The Story of Female Pilots in WWII

Skyward: The Story of Female Pilots in WWII

Sally Deng

An exciting book based on historical figures, readers follow three women across the United States, England, and Russia at the outbreak of World War 2 as they pursue their dreams of becoming pilots.

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The Story Collector

The Story Collector

Kristin O'Donnell Tubb, Iacopo Bruno

An historical fiction novel inspired by the real life of Viviani Joffre Fedeler, born and raised in the New York Public Library.

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I Am the Seed That Grew the Tree

I Am the Seed That Grew the Tree

Frann Preston-Gannon

I Am the Seed That Grew the Tree: A Nature Poem For Every Day Of The Year, named after the first line of Judith Nicholls' poem 'Windsong', is a lavishly illustrated collection of 366 nature poems - one for every day of the year,...

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Dear Professor Whale

Dear Professor Whale

Megumi Iwasa

Professor Whale is the only whale left at Whale Point. He thinks often of the old days when his friends were all around and they competed at the Whale Point Olympics. One day, he gets a letter from Wally. The young...

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The Boy and the Bear

The Boy and the Bear

Tracey Corderoy, Sarah Massini

When a lonely little boy receives an invitation to play written on a paper boat, it seems that he has found the best friend he's been longing for - at last! As autumn passes and the first winter snowflakes start to fall, the boy...

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Star Wars Jedi Academy #6: The Principal Strikes Back

Star Wars Jedi Academy #6: The Principal Strikes Back

Jarrett,J Krosoczka

As told through a mix of comics, doodles, and journal entries, it's Victor Starspeeder's third year at Jedi Academy! It's also his first year EVER without his sister, Christina. Plus, things at Jedi Academy are... weird. <br...

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Excuse Me!

Excuse Me!

Dave Hughes, Holly Ife, Philip Bunting

Martha May has marvellous manners. She always says please and thank you ...and she most certainly DOES NOT FART! But what will happen on the day of the Baked Bean Bonanza?! Catch a whiff of this hilarious tale about finally...

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Tiny Timmy #8: On Holiday

Tiny Timmy #8: On Holiday

Tim Cahill, Heath McKenzie

Its nearly time for school holidays, and Tiny Timmy just cant wait! Hes been planning on going to soccer camp, seeing his friends and playing every day! But then Dad tells the family theyre going away on an island holiday... It...

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Myth Atlas

Myth Atlas

Thiago de Moraes

Step into the realms of the gods, in this spectacular exploration of the myths and legends of the world. With its brilliantly imagined maps of twelve mythological worlds, plus a wealth of stories, facts, detail and humour, Myth...

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The 13th Reality #4: Void of Mist and Thunder

The 13th Reality #4: Void of Mist and Thunder

James Dashner

Atticus Higginbottomaka Tickhas known all along that when the battle for every reality is on the line, his role will be a crucial one. But he never could have imagined how this final challenge would go down. While Ticks friends...

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I'm the Biggest

I’m the Biggest

Simon is annoyed. Casper has grown a lot: three centimetres! But Simon is only one ridiculous centimetre taller than last time. 'So what!' he says, 'I'm the biggest!' Simon sees injustice everywhere. And he doesn't even care...

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Just a Girl

Just a Girl

Jackie French

Mary, the mother of Jesus, was a truly extraordinary woman. And after 2000 years, the story of her brave and remarkable life continues to inspire and enthrall us, as that young woman from Nazareth wasnever 'just a girl'. <br...

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Incy Wincy Spider

Incy Wincy Spider

Matt Shanks

Incy Wincy Spider climbed up the water spout, Down came the rain and washed poor Incy out! Where will Incy Wincy Spider go next and who will she meet along the way? Find out in this new Australian version of a favourite...

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Wiggly Wiggly: Playtime Rhymes

Wiggly Wiggly: Playtime Rhymes

Michael Rosen, Chris Riddell

Wiggle, jiggle and giggle along with this board-book of action rhymes, collected from A Great Big Cuddle. A board-book collection of action rhymes from not one but two Children's Laureates. Join a band of mischievous monkeys,...

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The Unscary Book

The Unscary Book

Nick Bland

What are you doing here?! This is supposed to be a scary book!' Nicholas Ickle is back and this time he wants to show us a very scary book. However, as much as he tries, he can't keep away all the lovely and happy things from...

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Travels With My Granny

Travels With My Granny

Juliet Rix, Christopher Corr

A sensitive introduction to old-age confusion and dementia, through the loving and imaginative relationship between Granny and her grandchild - and their colourful journeys

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Me and My Fear

Me and My Fear

Francesca Sanna

A beautiful tale of conquering fears and spreading empathy from award-winning author and illustrator Francesca Sanna.

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The Story of Buildings

The Story of Buildings

Patrick Dillon, Stephen Biesty

A highly readable book about architecture, lavishly illustrated with sixteen intricate cross sections. From straw huts to skyscrapers, palaces to arts centres, The Story of Buildings takes us on a journey...

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Boats: Fast and Slow

Boats: Fast and Slow

Iris Volant, Jarom Vogel

A beautifully illustration nonfiction title exploring the history of boats in all their forms, and humans' history as seafarers.

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The Dam

The Dam

David Almond, Levi Pinfold

A lyrical, captivating and beautiful picture book by Carnegie Medal-winner David Almond, illustrated by Kate Greenaway Medal-winner Levi Pinfold.When a great dam was built by the Kielder Water in Northumberland, the...

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