Xiao Xiao Kingham

Xiao Xiao Kingham works as a bookseller at Readings Kids.


Defy the Night by Brigid Kemmerer

Defy the Night is the first in a new series by Brigid Kemmerer, author of the highly acclaimed Cursebreakers novels. The story takes place in the Kingdom of Kandala, a far-off land plagued by a conta…

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Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley

Firekeeper’s Daughter follows Daunis, an unenrolled Ojibwe tribe member, who has always struggled to identify a place for herself within her community. Though she is on the cusp of adulthood, her dre…

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The Prison Healer by Lynette Noni

The first in a new fantasy trilogy by acclaimed author Lynette Noni, The Prison Healer is an enthralling read that is not to be missed. It follows Kiva Meridan, a hardened 17-year-old who has spent t…

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Tiger Daughter by Rebecca Lim

Thirteen-year-old Wen lives in a house governed by rage and fear. As the first-generation daughter of Chinese migrant parents, she is expected to keep her head down and focus solely on her studies. W…

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These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong

There have doubtless been many retellings of Shakespeare’s classic love story Romeo and Juliet but few contain such a unique and compelling premise as Chloe Gong’s debut novel, These Violent Delights

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Before the Beginning by Anna Morgan

Following the end of their VCE exams, four teenagers embark on Schoolies intent on celebrating the end of high school and the start of their new-found adulthood. There, they find themselves inexplica…

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Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo

Clap When You Land is a poignant novel in verse by National Book Award-winner Elizabeth Acevedo that touches on themes of culture, connection and identity. It is the story of two girls separated by a…

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