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Ramona the Pest
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Ramona the Pest

Beverly Cleary, Jacqueline Rogers

Newbery Medal-winning author Beverly Cleary expertly depicts the trials and triumphs of growing up through a relatable heroine who isn't afraid to be exactly who she is. Ramona Quimby is excited to start kindergarten.

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The Barrumbi Kids
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The Barrumbi Kids

Leonie Norrington

Dale and Tomias are best mates. Tomias's ancestors have lived at Long Hole since the Dreaming. Dales's grandfather was the first white man to settle here. This is their country. An exciting, funny first novel about children...

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The Penderwicks
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The Penderwicks

Jeanne Birdsall

The Penderwicks are four sisters, as different as chalk from cheese, yet as close as can be. The four girls and their absent-minded father head off for their summer holidays, but instead of the cosy tumbledown cottage they expect,...

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George's Secret Key to the Universe
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George’s Secret Key to the Universe

Lucy Hawking, Stephen Hawking

George's pet pig breaks through the fence into the garden next door - introducing him to his new neighbours: the scientist, Eric, his daughter, Annie, and a super-intelligent computer called Cosmos.

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Molly Moon's Incredible Book of Hypnotism
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Molly Moon’s Incredible Book of Hypnotism

Georgia Byng

The first mind-blowing MOLLY MOON adventure!

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The Red Necklace
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The Red Necklace

Sally Gardner

A thrillingly exciting, action-packed novel about a boy destined to be a hero of the French Revolution.

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 Read reviewSpecky Magee & the Battle of the Young Guns
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Specky Magee & the Battle of the Young Guns

Felice Arena, Garry Lyon

As Specky battles it out in the state carnival for a chance to play on the MCG turf, back at school he has a fight on his hands just to be allowed to play with his beloved Booyong Lions. When his long-lost grandpa comes to visit,...

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Just Macbeth

Andy Griffiths, Terry Denton

Take one Shakespearean tragedy: Macbeth. Add Andy, Danny and Lisa - the Just trio. Mix them all together to create one of the most hilarious, most dramatic, moving stories of love, Whizz Fizz, witches, murder and madness, from the...

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The Indian in the Cupboard
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The Indian in the Cupboard

Lynne Reid Banks

The Indian in the Cupboard is the first of five gripping books about Omri and his plastic North American Indian - Little Bull - who comes alive when Omri puts him in a cupboard.

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Howl's Moving Castle
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Howl’s Moving Castle

Diana Wynne Jones

A new look for one of Diana Wynne Jones' funniest and most popular novels.

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My Sister Jodie
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My Sister Jodie

Jacqueline Wilson, Nick Sharratt

Pearl and Jodie are sisters. Pearl is the quiet, cautious, studious one. Jodie is bold and brash and bad - but Pearl adores her anyway. When their parents get new jobs as the cook and caretaker at a fusty old boarding school, the...

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Grizzly Trap: Extreme Adventures
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Grizzly Trap: Extreme Adventures

Justin D'Ath

Sam Fox is on a cub scout trip to North America when their bus crashes down a canyon. But as soon as Sam helps everyone off the the bus, he is confronted by a huge, growling bear! And that's just the first wild animal Sam will...

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A Ghost in my Suitcase
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A Ghost in my Suitcase

Gabrielle Wang

13-year-old Isabelle has travelled alone to China to visit Por Por her grandmother, and to release her mother's ashes. Here she meets Ting Ting, an orphan who has been taken in by Por Por, and learns that her grandmother is a...

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 Read reviewThe Last Straw: Diary of a Wimpy Kid (BK3)
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The Last Straw: Diary of a Wimpy Kid (BK3)

Jeff Kinney

Greg Heffley will never change his wimpy ways. Greg's dad, Frank, thinks he can get his son to toughen up, and he enlists Greg in organised sports and other 'manly' endeavours. Thus far, Greg manages to sidestep his father's...

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Blueback
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Blueback

Tim Winton

Abel Jackson has lived by the sea at Longboat Bay ever since he could remember. He helps his mother each day and loves to dive. One day he meets Blueback, the biggest and most beautiful fish he's ever seen.

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Trickiest Stories
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Trickiest Stories

Paul Jennings

A collection of stories by Paul Jennings.

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Born to Run
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Born to Run

Michael Morpurgo

Joy and heartbreak combine in this bittersweet tale of a champion greyhound's journey through life - and from owner to owner...

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The Giver

Lois Lowry

In a perfect world, Jonas begins to see the flaws... THE GIVER is the classic award-winning novel that inspired the dystopian genre and a major motion picture adaptation for 2014 starring Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Katie...

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 Read reviewThe Big Fat Cow that Goes Kapow
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The Big Fat Cow that Goes Kapow

Andy Griffiths, Terry Denton

This is the latest book of nonsense verse, mayhem and madness to come from the award-winning and immensely popular duo.

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Then
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Then

Morris Gleitzman

I had a plan for me and Zelda Pretend to be someone else Find new parents Be safe forever Then the Nazis came

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The Phantom Tollbooth

Norton Juster

When Milo finds an enormous package in his bedroom, he's delighted to have something to relieve his boredom with school. And when he opens it to find - as the label states - One Genuine Turnpike Tollbooth, he gets right into his...

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The Tales of Beedle the Bard
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The Tales of Beedle the Bard

J.K. Rowling

A richly magical collection of tales from J. K. Rowling that will satisfy fans and new readers alike GBP1.61 from every sale of Bloomsbury's edition of The Tales of Beedle the Bard will be donated to Lumos

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Little House in the Big Woods
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Little House in the Big Woods

Laura Ingalls Wilder

In this first book in the Little House series, the Ingalls family is snug in its Wisconsin log house, safe from blizzards, wolves, and the lonely forest. Illustrations.

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Killer Whale: Extreme Adventures
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Killer Whale: Extreme Adventures

Justin D'Ath

The whale flung itself onto the ice and came sliding up the slope on its belly. Straight towards Harry and me... Sam Fox is on holidays with his family in Antarctica when their ski plane crashes on the ice. As the unstable...

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Little House In The Highlands
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Little House In The Highlands

Melissa Wiley

Six-year-old Martha (great-grandmother of Laura Ingalls Wilder) wants to be ladylike, but it's impossible when her brothers are playing Picts and Scots on the rolling Scottish hills. Will she ever stop getting herself into...

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid (BK1)
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid (BK1)

Jeff Kinney

Being a kid can really stink. And no one knows this better than Greg Heffley, who finds himself thrust into high school where undersized weaklings share the hallways with kids who are taller, meaner, and already shaving. Luckily...

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Rodrick Rules: Diary of a Wimpy Kid (BK2)
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Rodrick Rules: Diary of a Wimpy Kid (BK2)

Jeff Kinney

Whatever you do, don't ask Greg Heffley how he spent his summer holidays, because he definitely doesn't want to talk about it. As Greg enters the new school year, he's eager to put the past three months behind him... and one event...

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 Special priceMy Name is Will Thompson
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My Name is Will Thompson

Robert Newton

Poor Will Thompson is second best at everything and his family is way over the top. He can't deal with it. To make things worse, his sports-mad brother Jack, get all the credit and attention. Will is a nothing and a nobody. Will...

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Sunny Side Up
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Sunny Side Up

Marion Roberts

The unforgettable story of 11-year-old Sunny Hathaway - introvert, entrepreneur, inventor, poet, dog lover and co-owner of Pizza-a-go-girl deluxe wood fired pizza delivery service - the summer her whole life turned inside-out.

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Toby Jones and the Clash with Father Time
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Toby Jones and the Clash with Father Time

Michael Panckridge, Brett Lee

The final book in the series finds Toby Jones involved in an Ashes match with some distinctly ghostly appearances in the outfield. To his horror, Toby watches as some of the fielders disappear from the field in front of his eyes....

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The Silver Donkey
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The Silver Donkey

Sonya Hartnett

One bright spring morning in the woods of France, a soldier, blinded by the war, is found by a little girl named Coco, and her older sister Marcelle. In return for their kindness, the soldier tells the sisters marvellous tales,...

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Spookiest Stories
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Spookiest Stories

Paul Jennings

A collection of stories by Paul Jennings.

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Just Shocking!
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Just Shocking!

Andy Griffiths, Terry Denton

Is this the right book for you? Take the Shocking Test and find out. Do you wish you could drive around in a monster truck crushing everybody and everything that gets in your way? Do you love watching videos of people having...

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Man Eater: Extreme Adventures
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Man Eater: Extreme Adventures

Justin D'Ath

Sam Fox is at a youth conference in Africa when the bus takes off without him, leaving him stranded. Within minutes hes attacked by an angry elephant and half-blinded by a spitting cobra. A young Masai tells Sam he needs medical...

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Charmed Life

Diana Wynne Jones

Glorious new rejacket of a Diana Wynne Jones classic award-winning favourite, featuring Chrestomanci - now a book with extra bits!

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The Prophet of Yonwood
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The Prophet of Yonwood

Jeanne DuPrau

In this prequel to her acclaimed The City of Ember and The People of Sparks, Jeanne DuPrau investigates how, in a world that seems out of control, hope and comfort can be found in the strangest of places.

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Night of the Fifth Moon
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Night of the Fifth Moon

Anna Ciddor

A haunting story of secrets and adventure, set in the ancient pagan world of the Druids, from the writer of the popular Viking Magic series.

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Specky Magee and the Spirit of the Game
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Specky Magee and the Spirit of the Game

Felice Arena, Garry Lyon

The sixth book of the bestselling Specky Magee series has all the excitement you'd expect, and this time Specky gets to experience grass roots footy at its best. Ages 8+.

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What Bumosaur is That?
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What Bumosaur is That?

Andy Griffiths, Terry Denton

NOW IN FULL COLOUR!!!- Why was the Tyrannosore-arse Rex so angry?- Where did Bogasauruses live?- How many cheeks did a Tricerabutt have?- Was the Bumheaded idiotasaurus the most stupid bumosaur?- When did the bumosaurs become...

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Pippi Longstocking
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Pippi Longstocking

Astrid Lindgren, Lauren Child

Pippi is the only girl in the world who can do exactly what she likes. She is nine years old and lives in a cottage with a horse and a monkey. Her friends Tommy and Annika have to go to school and go to bed when they're told, but...

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Misty of Chincoteague
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Misty of Chincoteague

Marguerite Henry, Wesley Dennis

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Deltora Quest 3: Series 3 Bind-Up
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Deltora Quest 3: Series 3 Bind-Up

Emily Rodda, McBRIDE John Marc

The evil Shadow Lord has been banished, but still famine stalks Deltora, and only monsters thrive. As the starving people weaken, Lief, Jasmine and Barda discover a terrible secret. The Enemy left the seeds of death behind him....

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Weirdest Stories
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Weirdest Stories

Paul Jennings

Contains 25 stories from the UnCollected series and Tongue-tied .

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Toby Jones And The Timeless Cricket Match
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Toby Jones And The Timeless Cricket Match

Michael Panckridge, Brett Lee

Just as Toby thought his time-travel adventures were all over, he has to make another journey, and this time it's going to be dangerous. With the help of his friend Jim Oldfield, Toby must travel to Lords to visit Father Time so...

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Deltora Quest 2: Series 2 Bind-Up
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Deltora Quest 2: Series 2 Bind-Up

Emily Rodda, Bob Ryan

Three books of the international best-selling fantasy series Deltora Quest 2, brought together in one volume. The Shadow Lord's evil tyranny over Deltora has ended. But thousands of Deltorans are still enslaved the Enemy's own...

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Captain Underpants and the Preposterous Plight of the Purple Potty People (Captain Underpants #8)
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Captain Underpants and the Preposterous Plight of the Purple Potty People (Captain Underpants #8)

Dav Pilkey

George and Harold have entered an absurd alternate reality where teachers are nice, kids are allowed to read banned books, and the cafeteria food doesn't smell like dirty diapers. Even worse, they've discovered alternate versions...

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Home to Mother
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Home to Mother

Doris Pilkington, Doris Garimara Pilkington

This young reader's version of a best-selling, true story of courage and love will grab readers of all ages and take them on a journey through a country as beautiful as it is harsh - a journey home. Ages 8+. (SA: Year 6 - Year 9)

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Specky Magee and a Legend in the Making
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Specky Magee and a Legend in the Making

Felice Arena, Garry Lyon

The Booyong High BugleFooty News! Only last month, former Booyong High student Simon 'Specky' Magee led the Gosmore Grammar Knights to victory against our courageous Booyong Lions. But now he's back in town! Well, we at the Bugle...

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