|Author:||Cath Crowley; Fiona Wood; Simmone Howell|
|Awards:||Long-listed for Indie Book Awards Young Adult 2018.|
"This beautifully crafted, lively novel captures the good and the bad of female friendship" Bec Kavanagh Books + Publishing, 5 stars. WINNER OF THE CBCA AWARD FOR BOOK OF THE YEAR: OLDER READERS3 award-winning authors.1 compelling book.ADY - not the confident A-Lister she appe... read more
|Awards:||Winner of the 2018 NZ Children's Book Awards - Wright Family Foundation Esther Glen Award for Junior Fiction Short-listed for Queensland Literary Awards 2017 (Australia) and Griffith University Children's Book Award 2018 (Australia).|
Sometimes bees get too big to be up in the branches, sometimes they fall and break their bones. This week both happened and Foreman said, 'Tomorrow we'll find two new bees.'
Peony lives with her sister and grandfather on a fruit farm outside the city. In a world where real bees... read more
Award-winning author Keil delivers the long-awaited follow-up to "Life in Outer Space"--a heartwarming tale of unconventional romance, perfect timing, and finding one's own magic.
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 seem... read more
Rodney was a rabbit who loved nothing more than drawing. He never found it tiresome, tedious or boring. But then one day, disaster struck, the one thing Rodney feared, while working at his drawing desk his pen just... DISAPPEARED! A truly hysterical search for a missing pen, by award-winning author Michael Gerard Bauer.
|Awards:||2018 CBCA Book of the Year Older Readers Short List 2018 QLA Young Adult Award Shortlist|
'Books can save anyone. If they?re the right ones.?Tiny is an eighteen-year-old girl living on the streets in Sydney, running from her small-town past. She finds short-term accommodation at Hope Lane - a shelter for the homeless - where she meets Nola, a high school student on volu... read more
In wild times and in wartime, in times of fear and illness, I go to Tintinnabula, where soft rains fall. Tintinnabula is a story about moving from discomfort to peace, from violence and uncertainty to a still, sure place. It reminds us that our best friend in hard times can often be ourselves.
|Awards:||2018 QLA Children's Award Shortlist|
The iconic ballet Swan Lake, the tragic love story of a princess transformed into a swan by an evil sorcerer, has been revered for more than a century. In this atmospheric adaptation, Anne Spudvilas reimagines the classic tale of passion, betrayal, and heartbreak in the dramatic riverscape of Australia's Murray-Darling basin.
|Awards:||Long-listed for Indie Book Awards - Children's Fiction 2018 (Australia).|
Now in board book format, this beautiful, innovative picture book from an enormously talented creator will make you laugh out loud. The search for a true friend is something everyone can relate to - from the very young to the very old.
|Awards:||Winner of the 2018 NZ Children's Book Awards - Copyright Licensing NZ Award for Young Adult Fiction Honour Book 2018 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Older Reader 2018 QLA Young Adult Award Shortlist Winner - Aurealis Award - Best Young Adult novel Gold Inky Award Shortlist|
The latest winner of the Ampersand Prize is a genre-smashing hostage drama about 14-year-old Tamara, who's faced with an impossible choice when she falls for her kidnappers.
Yet this is no ordinary kidnapping. Tamara has been living on a star freight... read more
The story of an irrepressible little girl and her very big imagination, from two award-winning creators of Australian picture books - Lisa Shanahan and Binny Ruby Lee is a little girl with a very big imagination. Every week Ruby's teacher, Mrs Majestic-Jones, asks speci... read more
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 am. Sandy ... read more