Young Adult


Detention

by Tristin Bancks

Sima and her family are pressed to the rough, cold ground among fifty others. They lie next to the tall fence designed to keep them in. The wires are cut one by one. When they make their escape, a guard raises the alarm. Shouting, smoke bombs, people tackled to the ground. In the chaos Sima loses her parents. Dad told her to run, so she does, hiding in a school and triggering a lockdown. A boy, Dan, finds her hiding in the toilet block.

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Far from the Tree

by Robin Benway

When 16 year-old Grace gives up her baby for adoption, she decides that the time has come to find out more about her own biological mother. Although her biological mum proves elusive, her search leads her to two half-siblings she never knew existed. Maya, 15, has been adopted by wealthy parents and seems to have the picture-perfect family – that is, if you look past her alcoholic mother and the fact that Maya stands out like a sore thumb. Older brother Joaquin hasn’t been so lucky. At 18, he’s shuffled between foster home after foster home, always careful never to get attached to anyone or anything, because it always gets taken away. When these three siblings come together, they find in themselves the place they can belong, while the secrets they guard threaten to explode…

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Rogue (Second in series after Hive) (Winner WA Premiers Award 2018)

by A J Betts

Hayley has gone rogue. She’s left everything she’s ever known – her friends, her bees, her whole world – because her curiosity was too big to fit within the walls of her underwater home. But what is this new world she’s come to? Has Hayley finally found somewhere she can belong? Or will she have to keep running?

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Lennys’ Book of Everything

by Kareb Foxlee

Lenny, small and sharp, has a younger brother Davey who won’t stop growing – and at seven is as tall as a man. Raised by their mother, they have food and a roof over their heads, but not much else. The bright spot every week is the arrival of the latest issue of the Burrell’s Build-It-at-Home Encyclopedia. Through the encyclopedia, Lenny and Davey experience the wonders of the world – beetles, birds, quasars, quartz – and dream about a life of freedom and adventure. But as Davey’s health deteriorates, Lenny realises that some wonders can’t be named.

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Just Breathe

by Andrew Daddo

Hendrix’s father has a vision, to see Hendrix run for Australia at the Olympics. His days are completely mapped out, what he eats, when he trains, when he sleeps, even the air he breathes. There was never room in that vision for a girl, especially in the lead-up to the Nationals. Yet fate works in funny ways, and when Hendrix literally bowls Emily over on a training run, he just can’t get her out of his head. His life and priorities take a turn as he falls for her. But Emily has a deadly secret that she’s scared to share even with Hendrix. As their bond grows and Hendrix strays further from his father’s strict regime, the tension builds to a heart-wrenching climax.

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Hive

by A J Betts

‘All I can tell you is what I remember in the words that I have’. Hayley tends to her bees and follows the rules in the only world she has ever known. Until she witnesses the impossible: a drip from the ceiling. A drip? It doesn’t make sense. Yet she hears it, catches it, tastes it. Curiosity is a hook. What starts as a drip leads to a lie, a death, a boy, a beast, and too many awful questions. Hive is the first in a gripping two-book series by the author of Zac and Mia.

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Rotherweird

by Andrew Caldecott

The town of Rotherweird stands alone – there are no guidebooks, despite the fascinating and diverse architectural styles cramming the narrow streets, the avant garde science and offbeat customs. Cast adrift from the rest of England by Elizabeth I, Rotherweird’s independence is subject to one disturbing condition: nobody, but nobody, studies the town or its history. For beneath the enchanting surface lurks a secret so dark that it must never be rediscovered, still less reused. However, secrets have a way of leaking out.

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Childrens’ Books

Arctic Zoo

by Robert Muchamore

Georgia gets straight A’s at school, writes essays for fun, has placed first in twenty-six drone races and has a serious addiction to buying Japanese stationery. She plans to follow her older sister Sophie and become a doctor, but her worldview is shattered when Sophie commits suicide.
To Lagos . . .Julius lives in Ondo, a Nigerian state where half the population lives on less than a dollar a day. But he isn’t one of them. His uncle has been governor of Ondo for more than a decade and his mother is the power behind that throne. He finds refuge in a derelict zoo with best friend Duke, but as the two of them grow close, the world outside becomes more and more hostile

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Monster Who Wasn’t

by T C Shelley

This is the story of a creature who is both strange and unique. When he hatches down in the vast underground lair where monsters dwell, he looks just like a human boy – much to the disgust of everyone watching. Even the grumpy gargoyles who adopt him and nickname him ‘Imp’ only want him to steal chocolate for them from the nearby shops. He’s a child with feet in both worlds, and he doesn’t know where he fits. But little does Imp realise that Thunderguts, king of the ogres, has a great and dangerous destiny in mind for him, and he’ll stop at nothing to see it come to pass …

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The Slightly Alarming Tale of the Whispering Wars

by Jaclyn Moriarty

The town of Spindrift is home to the Orphanage School, where Finlay lives with Glim, Taya and Eli. Just outside town is the painfully posh Brathelthwaite Boarding School, home to Honey Bee, Hamish and Victor the Duke of Ainsley. When the two schools compete at the Spindrift Tournament, stakes are high, tensions are higher, and some people are out to win at any cost. Before long, the orphans and the boarding school are in an all-out war. And then Whispering Wars break out. Children are being stolen and all attempts to fight back are met with defeat. Finlay, Honey Bee and their friends must join forces to outwit the encroaching forces of darkness, rescue the stolen children, and turn the tide of the war.

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Wundersmith (Nevermoor2)

by Jesica Townsend

Wundersmith,The Calling of Morrigan Crow. Morrigan Crow may have defeated her deadly curse, passed the dangerous trials and joined the mystical Wundrous Society, but her journey into Nevermoor and all its secrets has only just begun. Morrigan Crow has found a new home in the fantastical city of Nevermoor. She has also discovered that she has a strange and magical ability. But will her unique talent be a blessing or another curse? Now that Morrigan and her best friend Hawthorne are proud scholars in the elite Wundrous Society, she is sure that she’s found a place to belong at last, but life is far from perfect. Can Morrigan prove that she deserves to be in the Society – or will an unexpected new enemy ruin her new life?

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The Room on a Broom Cookbook

by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler

The Room on the Broom Cookbook is jam-packed with spellbindingly delicious treats, healthy snacks and simple meals – all inspired by the bestselling picture book Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Make your own cheese wands, creepy crawly crackers, roasted dragon or even witch and chips. With twenty-three recipes specially designed for adults to use with children, easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions and lots of hints and tips on what to do next, The Room on the Broom Cookbook is a great way to inspire an interest in cooking and baking.

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Nevermoor

by Jessica Townsend

Morrigan Crow is cursed which means that Morrigan is doomed to die at midnight on Eventide. A strange and remarkable man named Jupiter North whisks her away into the safety of a secret, magical city called Nevermoor. It’s there that Morrigan has to contend for a place in the city’s most prestigious organisation: the Wundrous Society. She must compete in four difficult and dangerous trials against hundreds of other children, each boasting an extraordinary talent. Morrigan doesn’t seem to have any special talent at all. To stay in the safety of Nevermoor for good, Morrigan will need to find a way to pass the tests – or she’ll have to leave the city to confront her deadly fate.

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

by Philip Pullman

Eleven-year-old Malcolm Polstead lives with his parents at the Trout Inn near Oxford. Across the River Thames (which Malcolm navigates often using his beloved canoe, a boat by the name of La Belle Sauvage) is the Godstow Priory where the nuns live. Malcolm learns they have a guest with them; a baby by the name of Lyra Belacqua. If you are looking for the start of one of the greatest stories of our time then you have come to the right place! Not since Kim, Treasure Island and their like has there been such a thrilling treat for readers, a glimpse of real adventure beyond the everyday horizon, of something bigger, something universe-changing and relevant to all of us human beings right now in the modern world.

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Wakestone Hall

by Judith Rossell

Stella Montgomery is in disgrace. The Aunts have sent her to Wakestone Hall, a grim boarding school where the disobedient are tamed and the wilful are made meek. But when a friend disappears, Stella is determined to find her – no matter the danger. Soon Stella is thrown deeper into the mysteries of Wakestone and her own past. Will Stella save her friend in time? And will she discover, at long last, where she truly belongs?

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wormwood-mirewebWormwood Mire

by Judith Rossell

When Stella Montgomery returned to the Hotel Majestic cold and wet but exhilarated by adventure, the Aunts were furious. Now they are sending Stella away to the old family home at Wormwood Mire, where she must live with two strange cousins and heir governess. But within the overgrown grounds of the mouldering house, dark secrets slither and skulk, and soon Stella must be brave once more if she’s to find out who — or what — she really is …From bestselling writer-illustrator Judith Rossell comes the thrilling and magical sequel to her multi-award-winning novel, Withering-by-Sea. (Ages 9+)

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Withering by Sea book coverWithering by Sea

by Judith Rossell

Eleven year old orphan Stella Montgomery lives with her three dreadful aunts in the Majestic Hotel in the town of Weathering by Sea. Condemned to a routine of French conversation lessons, deportment and needlepoint, Stella takes every opportunity to dream of foreign places and exciting adventures. One day, hiding in the hotel’s conservatory, Stella observes another guest, the elderly Mr Filbert, hide a small package among the pot plants. Later that night thieves enter the hotel and Mr Filbert is pursued by them. He spots Stella in the conservatory where she has returned to retrieve her atlas, and pleads with her to take the package and keep it safe. Thus begins Stella’s adventures, which will see her kidnapped by the evil Professor, befriended by brave Gert and vulnerable Ben, and aided by kindly Mr Capelli and his troupe of singing cats. This beautifully illustrated novel would suit children in middle to upper primary school and deserves the plaudits it has received.

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Picture Books

Nibbles: The Dinosaur Guide

by Emma Yarlett

Nibbles the book monster is back! He’s finished with fairy tales and has found his way into a book of DINOSAURS! Soon he’s chomping through the Triceratops chapter and causing chaos among the Velociraptors. Uh oh – has Nibbles bitten off more than he can chew? Packed with lift-the-flaps, peek-through holes and fascinating dinosaur facts, this hilarious new interactive picture book from award-winning Emma Yarlett (Nibbles: The Book Monster, Bear’s Big Bottom) is perfect for all children with a HUNGER for books!

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The Cook and the King

by Julia Donaldson, Illustrated by David Roberts

Discover how the hungry king helps Wobbly Bob face his fears on a cooking adventure across the land and sea. The Cook and the King is a brilliantly funny story from the award-winning picture book duo Julia Donaldson and David Roberts, creators of Tyrannosaurus Drip. With fun rhyming verse and richly detailed illustrations, this is sure to become a firm favourite with children and adults alike.

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