The Readings Podcast: Summer picks for kids & teens

 Read reviewLiving on Hope Street

Living on Hope Street

Demet Divaroren

We all love someone. We all fear something. Sometimes they live right next door - or even closer.

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City of Saints & Thieves

City of Saints & Thieves

Natalie C. Anderson

The Hunger Games meets The Thief Lord in this enthralling murder mystery set in Kenya.  

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 Read reviewThe Ones That Disappeared

The Ones That Disappeared

Zana Fraillon

Around the world, millions of people - including many children - are victims of human trafficking. These modern-day slaves often go unseen even in our own cities and towns, their voices silent and their stories untold. In this...

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 Read reviewBeautiful Mess

Beautiful Mess

Claire Christian

Beautiful Mess is a raw, funny and truthful take on grief, loss and first love from the 2016 winner of the Text Prize for Children's and YA Writing.

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The Hate U Give

The Hate U Give

Angie Thomas

A powerful and brave YA novel about what prejudice looks like in the 21st century.

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 Read reviewOne Of Us Is Lying

One Of Us Is Lying

Karen M. McManus

Five students go to detention. Only four leave alive.

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Chloe Snow's Diary: Confessions of a High School Disaster

Chloe Snow’s Diary: Confessions of a High School Disaster

Emma Chastain

Welcome to the disastrous life of American high-schooler, Chloe Snow. Told in hilarous, heart-warming and awkwardly honest diary entries, this is Bridget Jones's Diary for a new generation.

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 Read reviewGenuine Fraud

Genuine Fraud

E. Lockhart

How far would you go to become someone else? A masterful young adult thriller from the author of blockbuster bestseller We Were Liars.

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 Read reviewMoxie

Moxie

Jennifer Mathieu

When an unlikely teenager stands up to sexism in her high school she unwittingly starts a feminist revolution that shakes her whole town. It's time to fight like a girl! Perfect for fans of Holly Bourne.

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The Nowhere Girls

The Nowhere Girls

Amy Reed

Three misfits come together to avenge the rape of a fellow classmate and in the process trigger a change in the misogynist culture at their high school transforming the lives of everyone around them in this searing and timely...

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 Read reviewTake Three Girls

Take Three Girls

Cath Crowley, Simmone Howell, Fiona Wood

Rumour is the new truth: feminism, identity and belonging are explored in a spectacular collaboration between three award-winning YA authors.

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 Read reviewMy Life as a Hashtag

My Life as a Hashtag

Gabrielle Williams

I'd been warned - in French, no less. By a tram-riding, mermaid-swaying, wolf-eaten, peace-sign flipping friend. I knew she wouldn't be happy if I stayed out here by the......

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Kids Like Us

Kids Like Us

Hilary Reyl

A heartwarming and original story about acceptance, falling in love for the first time and learning that the line between reality and imagination does not have to be fixed.

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 Special priceTurtles All the Way Down

Turtles All the Way Down

John Green

It all begins with a fugitive billionaire and the promise of a cash reward. Turtles All the Way Down is about lifelong friendship, the intimacy of an unexpected reunion, Star Wars fan fiction, and tuatara. But at its heart is Aza...

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La Belle Sauvage (The Book of Dust, Volume 1)

La Belle Sauvage (The Book of Dust, Volume 1)

Philip Pullman

Philip Pullman returns to the world of His Dark Materials with this magnificent new novel, set ten years before Northern Lights and featuring his much-loved character, Lyra Belacqua.

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 Read reviewThe Boy and the Spy

The Boy and the Spy

Felice Arena

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The Guggenheim Mystery

The Guggenheim Mystery

Robin Stevens, Siobhan Dowd, n/a

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The Whiz Mob and the Grenadine Kid

The Whiz Mob and the Grenadine Kid

Colin Meloy, Carson Ellis

From the creators of the New York Times bestselling Wildwood Chronicles comes an original, humorous, and fast-paced middle grade novel about a band of child pickpockets-imagine The Invention of Hugo Cabret meets Oliver Twist.

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 Read reviewBlack Cats and Butlers (Rose Raventhorpe Investigates, Book 1)

Black Cats and Butlers (Rose Raventhorpe Investigates, Book 1)

Janine Beacham

Can Rose and her league of sword-wielding butlers solve the mystery of Argyle's death? Knives aren't just for cutting cucumber sandwiches, you know... For fans of Murder Most Unladylike and The Clockwork Sparrow

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Lintang and the Pirate Queen

Lintang and the Pirate Queen

Tamara Moss

Incredibly exciting adventure on the high seas, filled with deadly creatures, impossible tasks, dangerous quests, nailbiting battles . . . and two friends determined to make their way in the world.

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Timeless: Diego and the Rangers of the Vastlantic

Timeless: Diego and the Rangers of the Vastlantic

Armand Baltazar

Imagine a world where the past, present and future have collided. A world that is timeless. This is the world Diego Ribera was born into...For fans of Rick Riordan and Brian Selznick, author-artist Armand Baltazar introduces the...

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Tales From a Tall Forest

Tales From a Tall Forest

Shaun Micallef, Jonathan Bentley

In this rich and rambunctious tapestry of tales, satirist Shaun Micallef unravels the traditional fairy story and nimbly weaves your favourite characters into new and surprising adventures.

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Bear Grylls Survival Skills Handbook: Knots

Bear Grylls Survival Skills Handbook: Knots

Bear Grylls

The must-have survival guide for all young explorers from chief scout, adventurer, writer and television presenter, Bear Grylls Embark on an amazing adventure with Bear Grylls and discover the world of knots.

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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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 Special price Read reviewNevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow

Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow

Jessica Townsend

A breathtaking, enchanting new series by debut Australian author Jessica Townsend, about a cursed girl who escapes death and finds herself in a magical world - but is then tested beyond her wildest imagination.

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Spinning

Spinning

Tillie Walden

Ignatz Award winner Tillie Walden's powerful graphic memoir captures what it's like to come of age, come out, and come to terms with leaving behind everything you used to know.

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Real Friends

Real Friends

Shannon Hale, LeUyen Pham

Bestselling author Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham's middle grade graphic novel about the happiness and heartache of making first friends.

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Northern Lights - The Graphic Novel

Northern Lights - The Graphic Novel

Philip Pullman, Stephane Melchior, Clement Oubrerie

Closely following publication of La Belle Sauvage, the first volume of The Book of Dust, this is the stunning graphic novel adaptation of Northern Lights, part of the His Dark Materials trilogy - and available in hardback for the...

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Anne of Green Gables: A Graphic Novel

Anne of Green Gables: A Graphic Novel

Mariah Marsden

Schoolyard rivalries. Baking disasters. Puffed sleeves. Explore the violet vales and glorious green of Avonlea in this spirited adaptation.

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 Read reviewGood Night Sleep Tight

Good Night Sleep Tight

Kristina Andres

A beautiful read-aloud story book for all ages featuring 111/2 goodnight stories from friends fox and rabbit, who help each other get to sleep-sometimes...

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Dramatic Dom (Super Moopers Book 3)

Dramatic Dom (Super Moopers Book 3)

Sally Rippin, Fiona Harris, Scott Edgar

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Bruno

Bruno

Catharina Valckx, Nicolas Hubesch, Antony Shugaar

Days come and go, and for Bruno they always bring something interesting. And once in a while, a day comes along that is just about perfect! These six linked stories are full of friendship, silliness, and the little moments that...

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Shallow in the Deep End

Shallow in the Deep End

Tiwi College Al Alalinguwi Jarrakarlinga

Erica wants a dog. So dad brings home a new pet... a baby water buffalo! Shallow the buffalo and her friend Bruno the dog have a lot of fun, get in a lot of trouble and create a lot of havoc.

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 Read reviewThe Wayward Witch and the Feelings Monster: Polly and Buster Book One

The Wayward Witch and the Feelings Monster: Polly and Buster Book One

Sally Rippin

From Australia's best-selling female author, Sally Rippin, comes Polly and Buster - a brand new junior fiction series about the magic of friendship.

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 Read reviewWomen In Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World

Women In Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World

Rachel Ignotofsky

A charmingly illustrated and educational book, Women in Science highlights the contributions of fifty notable women to the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) from the ancient to the modern world....

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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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Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls

Elena Favilli, Francesca Cavallo

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls is a children's book packed with 100 bedtime stories about the life of 100 extraordinary women from the past and the present, illustrated by 60 female artists from all over the world.

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Malala's Magic Pencil

Malala’s Magic Pencil

Malala Yousafzai, Kerascoet

Based on a true story from her childhood, and her inspirational life, Malala Yousafzai's first picture book will inspire young readers everywhere to find the magic all around them.

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Perfectly Norman

Perfectly Norman

Tom Percival

Norman is thrilled to discover he grew a pair of wings overnight, but his excitement turns to doubt when he realizes he is now different from everyone else, causing him to question whether there is such thing as perfectly normal.

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 Read reviewNot Quite Narwhal

Not Quite Narwhal

Jessie Sima

Born deep in the ocean, Kelp is not like the other narwhals and one day, when he spies a creature on land that looks like him, he learns why.

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 Read reviewUnder the Love Umbrella

Under the Love Umbrella

Davina Bell, Allison Colpoys

From this award-winning creative duo comes a stunning celebration of the joy and comfort that love can bring - wherever we roam in the big, wild world.  

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Leaf

Leaf

Sandra Dieckmann

Crow saw it first. The strange white creature, carried upon the dark waves towards the shore... When a polar bear arrives unexpectedly in the woods, the other animals fear and avoid him, suspecting him to be dangerous - and his...

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The Sloth Who Came to Stay

The Sloth Who Came to Stay

Margaret Wild, Vivienne To

A wryly amusing story about a fast family who are taught to slow down when an adorable sloth comes to stay by the award-winning author of Fox and Ruby Roars.

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Slow Down, World

Slow Down, World

Tai Snaith

A stunning new picture book from Melbourne writer and artist Tai Snaith.

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Raymond

Raymond

Gwendal Le Bec, Yann Le Bec

This is the story of Raymond - an ordinary dog who, for a while, lives an extraordinary life.

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 Read reviewMy Pictures After the Storm

My Pictures After the Storm

Eric Veille

With its funky format, clever rhymes and funny images, My Pictures After the Storm is a witty and inventive take on before and after.

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