Sometimes I feel like I'm neither one thing nor another. I live in the Mallee but I don't like the desert. I live on a farm but I get hay fever and I'm scared of goats. I like school but my best mates don't. I'm stuck between stuff. It's like I'm not meant to be here but I a... read more
Friendship takes some imagination in this story of two kids who discover they have more in common than they knew, for fans of Stargirl.
Joey wants more than anything to talk to someone about music, to be a part of the group. But he's so shy, something always s... read more
Born in the Year of the Snake, May Tang is like flowing water-when she should have more fire. A dreamer, she will never be sensible and obedient like her elder sister Jie Jie or clever like her brother Peter, studying in Australia. But her parents are worried by rum... read more
1946. Europe is in ruins. Millions of people dream of finding happiness somewhere else.Fourteen-year-old Felix is one of them. When he's offered a journey to somewhere far away, he seizes the opportunity. So does someone very dear to him, even though she wasn't actually i... read more
Beautiful picture books for older children that explore a possible future of our world as the effects of global warming spread. Set in the twenty-third century, the book describes how Earth could no longer support wildlife. The warnings had been i... read more
|Author:||Tim Harris; James Hart (Illustrator)|
I wish Mr Bambuckle would come back.Who will cook us breakfast now?Miss Frost gave me detention just for answering a question.Mr Bambuckle said I?m about to discover magic - but how?There are some pretty strange things going ... read more
He?s the first teacher to cook us breakfast.Is his spark-maker beetle really that dangerous?I heard he drank yak?s milk in Mongolia.He?s the only person who isn?t afraid of Canteen Carol.My mum says he used to be in the circus.The class in room 12B has a new teacher, and nothing is ever going to be the same . . .
Marnie Clark of Curdie Vale can ride but she doesn't have a horse. She dreams of owning one and having the whole world to ride it in. Before too long Marnie is gifted Mrs Margaret 'Maggie' Whitlam, a beautiful, big Clydesdale - bold, fearless and able to jump anything.
From th... read more
|Series:||My Life and Other Stuff...|
|Reading Level:||Children's - Grade 2-3, Age 7-8|
Tristan Bancks is a children's and teen author with a background in acting and filmmaking. His books include Two Wolves (recognised as an Honour Book in the 2015 Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Awards, as well as winner... read more
|Reading Level:||very good|
|Awards:||Winner Gold ABIA for Book of the Year 2018 Winner ABIA Book of the Year for Younger Readers Winner Jessica Townsend 2018 ABIA Matt Richell Award for New Writer of the Year Winner Children's Fiction and Overall Book of the Year 2018 Indie Book Awards Winner Younger Reader's Category for the 2018 Waterstone's Children's Book Prize Notabled CBCA Book of the Year Younger Readers Category 2018|
A breathtaking, enchanting new series by debut 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. Having been born on Eventide, the unluckies... read more
Twelve-year-old science geniuses, Augustine, Celeste and Oscar, have all been accepted into an elite and mysterious science academy summer camp run by the elusive Inventor Quark. During the week, students attend classes and use their spare time to create their entry for the '... read more
|Reading Level:||Children's - Grade 4-6, Age 9-11|
As she turned it the door creaked a little and opened inwards...
The only friend Emmie Hatton has ever had at the Craven Home for Orphaned Children is Lucy, the little black kitten that visits her on the fire escape every day. But when the children of Craven... read more