Young Adult


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.

STYLE: Paperback | PRICE: $17.99

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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.

STYLE: Paperback | PRICE: $17.99

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Tales from the Inner City

by Shaun Tan

Shaun Tan grew up in Perth, Western Australia, and currently works as an artist, writer and film-maker in Melbourne. He has become best known for illustrated books that deal with social, political and historical subjects through dream-like imagery. The Rabbits, The Red Tree, The Lost Thing, Tales from Outer Suburbia, The Arrival, Rules of Summer and The Singing Bones have been enjoyed by readers of all ages, locally and internationally. In 2011 he received the prestigious Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award in Sweden, in recognition of his services to literature for young people. Tales from the Inner City is the latest offering from this extraordinary talent.

STYLE: Hardback | PRICE: $35

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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.

STYLE: Paperback | PRICE: $16.99

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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.

STYLE: Paperback | PRICE: $22.99

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Childrens’ Books

Ice Monster

by David Walliams

When Elsie, an orphan on the streets of Victorian London, hears about the mysterious Ice Monster – a woolly mammoth found at the North Pole, she’s determined to discover more…A chance encounter brings Elsie face to face with the creature, and sparks the adventure of a lifetime. From London to the heart of the Arctic the adventures unfold. Heroes come in all different shapes and sizes in David Walliams’ biggest and most epic adventure yet!

STYLE: Paperback | PRICE: $32.99

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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.

STYLE: Hardback | PRICE: $22.99

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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?

STYLE: Hardback | PRICE: $24.99

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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?

STYLE: Paperback | PRICE: $16.99

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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.

STYLE: Hardback | PRICE: $24.99

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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.

STYLE: Paperback | PRICE: $16.99

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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.

STYLE: Paperback | PRICE: $16.99

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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+)

STYLE: Hardback | PRICE: $19.99

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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.

STYLE: Hardback | PRICE: $19.99

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Picture Books

Hello, Australia

by Megan McKean

Join a bunch of cheeky galahs in the latest look-and-find adventure in the Hello Series. This time we’re taking a trip around Australia to discover more about the animals, birds and plants that live here. Along the way, you’ll meet some very friendly quokkas, take a ferry to Kangaroo Island, marvel at the Big Things and learn about some places that are sacred to the traditional owners of the land. From sunny Queensland to the ski fields of Victoria, there’s so much to see and do around Australia.

STYLE: Hardback | PRICE: $24.99

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