Summer Reading Guide: Kids

 Read reviewA Year in Fleurville: recipes from balconies, rooftops, and gardens

A Year in Fleurville: recipes from balconies, rooftops, and gardens

Felicita Sala

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Wishyouwas: The tiny guardian of lost letters

Wishyouwas: The tiny guardian of lost letters

Alexandra Page, Penny Neville-Lee

Classic-feeling storytelling with bags of charm. Fans of thrilling animal adventure and magical underground worlds will fall in love with Wishyouwas.   

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 Read reviewWandi

Wandi

Favel Parrett

A children's literary classic in the making from one of Australia's most-loved authors.

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Walk of the Whales

Walk of the Whales

Nick Bland

A powerful and entertaining story about the environment from best-selling author, Nick Bland.

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 Read reviewSquirrel Do Bad (Trubble Town, Book 1)

Squirrel Do Bad (Trubble Town, Book 1)

Stephan Pastis

From the best-selling author of the Timmy Failure books comes a Busytown-inspired middle grade graphic novel series about a quirky town and the misadventures of its residents.

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The Travel Book

The Travel Book

Lonely Planet Kids

Get to know our diverse planet with the second edition of this best-selling title. Thoroughly updated and revised and, for the first time, the book will now cover the entire globe with a full page dedicated to every independent...

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Tomorrow is a Brand-New Day

Tomorrow is a Brand-New Day

Davina Bell, Allison Colpoys

From the creators of All the Ways To Be Smart comes a message of hope: hard days come and go, but love is with us always.

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 Special priceThere's a Zoo in My Poo

There’s a Zoo in My Poo

Felice Jacka, Rob Craw

A gut-health book for kids that gets to the guts of what you need to know about you and your poo.

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There's a Ghost in this House

There’s a Ghost in this House

Oliver Jeffers

A captivating new picture book with interactive transparent pages, from world-renowned artist Oliver Jeffers.

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 Read reviewThe Song of Lewis Carmichael

The Song of Lewis Carmichael

Sofie Laguna, Marc McBride

A beautiful, illustrated adventure story with a classic feel, about a quiet boy and a talking crow on an extraordinary hot-air balloon ride to the Arctic.

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Somebody's Land

Somebody’s Land

Adam Goodes, Ellie Laing, David Hardy

An accessible picture book for young children that introduces First Nations history and the term 'terra nullius' to a general audience, from Australian of the Year, community leader and anti-racism advocate Adam Goodes and...

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Sharing

Sharing

Aunty Fay Muir, Sue Lawson, Leanne Mulgo Watson

A tender, thoughtful story with a gentle reminder of all the ways sharing makes us stronger.   

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Seven Wherewithal Way (Book 1)

Seven Wherewithal Way (Book 1)

Samantha-Ellen Bound

Full of heart-in-your-mouth action, unconventional families and fascinating magic that works ... most of the time. The first book in a folklore-inspired portal fantasy series from exciting talent Samantha-Ellen Bound.

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The Secret Lives of Dragons

The Secret Lives of Dragons

Professor Zoya Agnis, Alexander Utkin

Are you wise enough to believe in dragons? Then equip yourself with everything you need to know to understand and even befriend these magical creatures safely in this beautifully illustrated book.

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Rabbit, Soldier, Angel, Thief

Rabbit, Soldier, Angel, Thief

Katrina Nannestad

Award-winning writer Katrina Nannestad transports us to Russia and the Great Patriotic War and into the life of Sasha, a soldier at only six years old...

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 Special priceOur Planet: The One Place We All Call Home

Our Planet: The One Place We All Call Home

Sir David Attenborough, Matt Whyman, Richard Jones

The official children's book to the Netflix original documentary series, Our Planet, with a foreword by Sir David Attenborough.

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My Brother Ben

My Brother Ben

Peter Carnavas

A timeless story of brothers, boats and birds, from an award-winning storyteller.

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Marcie Gill and the Caravan Park Cat

Marcie Gill and the Caravan Park Cat

Monica McInerney, Danny Snell

This heartwarming story by award-winning and bestselling author Monica McInerney will delight readers young and old.

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 Special priceLove Makes a Family Book and Puzzle Set

Love Makes a Family Book and Puzzle Set

Sophie Beer

What better way to celebrate family diversity than with a Sophie Beer jigsaw puzzle! Includes a special edition of the best-selling book Love Makes a Family. Whether you have two mums, two dads, one parent, or one of each,...

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Jumping Joeys

Jumping Joeys

Sarah Allen

Journey through the night with some of Australia's most fascinating furry friends.

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Kaleidoscope

Kaleidoscope

Brian Selznick

Brian Selznick presents the story of two people bound to each other through time and space, memory and dreams. At the centre of their relationship is a mystery about the nature of grief and love which will look different to each...

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 Read reviewJulia and the Shark

Julia and the Shark

Kiran Millwood Hargrave, Tom de Freston

A captivating, powerful and luminous story from a bestselling, award-winning author about a mother, a daughter, and the great Greenland shark. With mesmerising black and yellow illustrations and presented as a deluxe hardback with...

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The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Peculiar Pairs in Nature

The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Peculiar Pairs in Nature

Sami Bayly

Come along for another fresh take on the animal kingdom from bestselling author and illustrator, Sami Bayly.

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How to Make Friends: A Bear's Guide

How to Make Friends: A Bear’s Guide

Cat Rabbit

This is a story about making friends while keeping the qualities (and quirks!) that make you unique.

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The History of the World in 100 Animals - Illustrated Edition

The History of the World in 100 Animals - Illustrated Edition

Simon Barnes, Frann Preston-Gannon

An exquisite edition of The History of the World in 100 Animals by author and journalist Simon Barnes, adapted and abridged for younger readers, with superb illustrations by award-winning artist, Frann Preston-Gannon.

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The Greatest Mistakes That Went Right

The Greatest Mistakes That Went Right

Maddy Mara, Cheryl Orsini

From exciting new talent Maddy Mara comes a blooper reel with amazing consequences and a reminder to all kids scared of trying something new: even the greatest mistakes can go right.     

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The First Scientists: Deadly Inventions and Innovations from Australia's First Peoples

The First Scientists: Deadly Inventions and Innovations from Australia’s First Peoples

Corey Tutt

The first book from Corey Tutt of DeadlyScience for kids aged 7 to 12 years to develop a love of science and respect for Indigenous knowledge at the same time.

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Fireborn: Twelve and the Frozen Forest

Fireborn: Twelve and the Frozen Forest

Aisling Fowler

Set in the snowy northern forests of an imagined prehistoric world, Fireborn is the middle-grade debut of the decade. At turns exciting, funny and heart wrenchingly sad, it marks the introduction of an unstoppable new voice in...

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 Read reviewDragon Skin

Dragon Skin

Karen Foxlee

From the bestselling and multi-award-winning author of Lenny's Book of Everything comes a magical tale about a girl who saves a dragon and rescues her family.

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The Dinosaur Book

The Dinosaur Book

Lonely Planet Kids

Travel across the world and back in time to meet the incredible creatures that once stalked our planet, including dinosaurs, flying reptiles and marine monsters. From T. Rexes to pterosaurs, you'll find it here.

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Cranky Chicken

Cranky Chicken

Katherine Battersby

Cranky Chicken inadvertently saves the life of Speedy, a very optimistic worm that is looking for a friend.

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Courageous Queens

Courageous Queens

Angela Buckingham, Debora Islas

A story collection about women with power and how they used it .

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The 13-Storey Treehouse: Colour Edition

The 13-Storey Treehouse: Colour Edition

Andy Griffiths, Terry Denton

Laugh-out-loud adventures in the wackiest treehouse ever! The first in a highly illustrated series for fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Barry Loser.

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 Read reviewThe 143-Storey Treehouse

The 143-Storey Treehouse

Andy Griffiths, Terry Denton

Lots of laughs on every level in the world's most awesome treehouse! The eleventh instalment in the worldwide bestselling Treehouse series by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton.

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The 143-Storey Treehouse

The 143-Storey Treehouse

Andy Griffiths, Terry Denton

Lots of laughs on every level in the world's most awesome treehouse! The eleventh instalment in the worldwide bestselling Treehouse series by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton, now in Hardback.

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Aaron Slater, Illustrator

Aaron Slater, Illustrator

Andrea Beaty, David Roberts

An uplifting story about the power of art, finding your voice, and telling your story.

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Albert Namatjira

Albert Namatjira

Vincent Namatjira

Award-winning artist Vincent Namatjira tells the life story of his great-grandfather, Albert Namatjira, one of Australia's most iconic artists.

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 Read reviewAliens and Other Worlds: True Tales from Our Solar System and Beyond

Aliens and Other Worlds: True Tales from Our Solar System and Beyond

Lisa Harvey-Smith, Tracie Grimwood

Revealing the wonders of scientific inquiry, astrophysicist and best-selling author Lisa Harvey-Smith guides Earthlings young and old through our search for alien life.

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Always

Always

Morris Gleitzman

The much-anticipated final journey in the story of Felix, hero of Morris Gleitzman's multi-award-winning Once, Then, Now, After, Soon and Maybe

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The Astonishing Chronicles of Oscar from Elsewhere

The Astonishing Chronicles of Oscar from Elsewhere

Jaclyn Moriarty, Kelly Canby

The magical fourth book in the rich and whimsical world of the Kingdoms and Empires about a non-magical boy called Oscar who finds himself caught up in a surprisingly urgent quest in an even more surprising world.

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 Read reviewThe Beatryce Prophecy

The Beatryce Prophecy

Kate DiCamillo, Sophie Blackall

A magical medieval tale from two masters, Newbery Medal-winning Kate DiCamillo and Caldecott Medal-winning Sophie Blackall - a fantastical meditation on fate, love and the power of words to spell the world.

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 Special priceBeneath the Stars (Slipcase)

Beneath the Stars (Slipcase)

Ezekiel Kwaymullina, Sally Morgan

Housed in a beautiful slipcase for first-time readers, Beneath the Stars is a collection of three board books created by First Nations writers Sally Morgan and Ezekiel Kwaymullina.

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Big Love

Big Love

Megan Jacobson

How can you describe how big a parent's love is for their child? Is it as big as a house, as big as a city, as big as the world? This uplifting picture book helps young readers in finding an answer.

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 Special priceBluey: Sleepytime

Bluey: Sleepytime

Bluey

Based on the hit ABC KIDS TV show!

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The Book for Happy Hearts

The Book for Happy Hearts

Maggie Hutchings, Jess Racklyeft

This wondrous, uplifting and hope-filled treasury from Maggie Hutchings and Jess Racklyeft is packed with stories, poems and activities to inspire, cherish and share.

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The Boy and the Elephant

The Boy and the Elephant

Freya Blackwood

The powerful new picture book from Greenaway Medallist and seven-time CBCA winner, Freya Blackwood.   

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Bug Atlas

Bug Atlas

Lonely Planet Kids

The third in Lonely Planet Kids' award-winning Atlas series, this book takes a tour of the magical miniature world of creepy crawlies.

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The Chime Seekers

The Chime Seekers

Ross Montgomery

Heart-stopping fantasy from the Costa-shortlisted and critically acclaimed author of the bestselling The Midnight Guardians.

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 Special priceClaris: The Chicest Mouse in Paris: Fashion Show Fiasco

Claris: The Chicest Mouse in Paris: Fashion Show Fiasco

Megan Hess

Acclaimed fashion illustrator Hess delivers the second delightful rhyming tale about a stylish little mouse. It's Fashion Week in Paris and Claris is not missing the show of her favorite designer! But when a fashion emergency...

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Click

Click

Kayla Miller

For fans of Raina Telgemeier comes the first book in the New York Times best-selling graphic novel series about friendship and finding where you click.

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 Special priceComing Home To Country Book and Puzzle Set

Coming Home To Country Book and Puzzle Set

Bronwyn Bancroft

A stunning picture book and puzzle set from Australia's foremost indigenous illustrator.

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