|Series:||Goodly and Grave|
|Reading Level:||Children's - Grade 4-6, Age 9-11|
An archly funny, classic mystery adventure with a magic twist! Lucy Goodly is the new boot girl at Grave Hall, working for the cold, aloof Lord Grave. The other staff - Vonk the Butler, Mrs Crawley the cook and Violet the scullery maid - all seem friendly... read more
|Awards:||Shortlisted for Waterstones Children's Book Prize: Older Fiction 2017.|
Anna and the Swallow Man is a stunning, literary, and wholly original debut novel that tells a new WW2 story.
Kraków, 1939, is no place to grow up. There are a million marching soldiers and a thousand barking dogs. And Anna Lania is just seven years old when th... read more
|Awards:||Winner of ABIA Awards - Book of the Year 2017 (Australia). Short-listed for Younger Readers 2017 (Australia). Long-listed for Indie Books Awards - Best Children's Fiction 2017 (Australia) and CBCA Book of the Year 2017 (Australia).|
Artie and his best friend Bumshoe have stumbled upon a Cave-of-Possibly-Stolen-Stuff, and along with it a gang of shady characters including scary Mary, fang-toothed Funnel-web and the devious Mayor Grime...
Meanwhile, Artie's next-door neighbour Gladys's beloved ... read more
|Author:||Laura Amy Schlitz|
|Reading Level:||Children's - Grade 2-3, Age 7-8|
Princess Cora is sick of boring lessons. She's sick of running in circles around the dungeon gym. She's sick, sick, sick of taking three baths a day. And her parents won't let her have a dog. But when she writes to her fairy godmother for help, she doesn't expect ... read more
Billie is forced to leave the only home she's ever known when her mother decides they should move to a new house in a small town. Musty furniture and odd belongings fill the old, dilapidated building, the ghostly remains of its previous tenants - including two small glass fig... read more
|Reading Level:||Children's - Grade 3-4, Age 8-9|
The hilarious debut of actress and comedian Fisher ("Confessions of a Shopaholic, Wedding Crashers") introduces zany babysitter Marge in the first title of this new series that's ideal for fans of Amelia Bedelia and Mrs. Piggle Wiggle. Illustrations.
A boy stood in the playground under the big fig tree. 'He can't speak English,' the children whispered. Sydney, 1942. The war is coming to Australia - not only with the threat of bombardment, but also the arrival of refugees from Europe. Dreamy Columba's world is growing larger. Sh... read more
|Awards:||Long-listed for Australian Independent Booksellers Indie Awards: Children's Book 2017.|
My name is Charlie Ian Duncan. I will be 12 on 2 February. I have written this history of my war with the grannies because I need everyone to know that I didn't mean for Mrs Cyclopolos to blow up. I just wanted a paper round.When I say 'my war with the... read more
A lost diary. A spinning pocketwatch. A gentleman wielding a deadly walking cane. And a boy who's about to embark on the adventure of a lifetime. When Julius Higgins isn't running from Crimper McCready and his gang of bullies he's working in his grandfather's booksho... read more
An exciting subterranean London adventure, the first in a middle-grade trilogy.
Hyacinth Hayward has recently arrived from America and is having difficulty adjusting to her new surroundings, especially being in the sole company of her eccentric mother. Everyth... read more
A lighthearted novel for children about the game of chess. Jackson is sporty and popular. Anna doesn't like the sporty, popular people. So when Jackson joins the chess squad, Anna does not initially welcome him. But Anna is about to learn some things about friendship, chess and physical fitness.
Giraffe is bored, as usual. He'd love a friend to share things with. So he writes a letter and sends it as far as possible across the other side of the horizon. There he finds a pen pal--Penguin. Giraffe knows nothing about penguins and his letters are full of questions... read more