To a world where toys come to life! Do teddy bears really have picnics? Are plastic toys really nastier than soft ones? Follow Lola and her trusty but rather wonky learn-to-dress clown, Buddy, on their adventures in the Kingdom, where toys live when they are... read more
Lola and Buddy have arrived in an exciting underground tunnel. Can they do the impossible and rescue a trapped toy?
From the author of the unforgettable "New York Times" bestseller "We Were Liars" comes a masterful novel of psychological suspenseNthe story of a young woman whose diabolical smarts are her ticket into a charmed life. But how many times can someone reinvent themselves?
The Boy at the Top of the Mountain by John Boyne, the author of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, is another extraordinary historical fiction about World War II and innocence in the face of evil.
When Pierrot becomes an orphan, he must leave his home ... read more
Celebrating 50 years of The Iron Man. Part modern fairy tale, part science-fiction myth, The Iron Man describes the unexpected arrival in England of a mysterious giant "metal man" who wreaks havoc on the countryside by attacking the neighbouring farms and eating all their machin... 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
|Series:||Arc of a Scythe|
Two teens must learn the "art of killing" in this Printz Honorwinning book, the first in a chilling new series from the author of the New York Times-bestselling Unwind dystology. 5 1/2 x 8 5/16.
|Reading Level:||From 7|
A delightful story about friendship and acceptance and learning to see the wonder in the world.
Molly has a strange life. Her mama collects herbs at dawn and makes potions, her father and brothers have gone away, and her house feels like a gypsy car... read more
|Awards:||Shortlisted for the Australian Book Industry Awards General Fiction Award 2015 Shortlisted for the Indie Book Awards 2015 Longlisted for the Stella Prize 2015 Longlisted for the Inky Awards 2015 Readings Top 100 Bestseller|
'Alice Pung is a gem. Her voice is the real thing, ' Amy Tan
Laurinda is an exclusive school for girls. At its secret core is the Cabinet, a trio of girls who wield power over their classmates - and some of their teachers.
Entering this world of wealth and secrets is Lucy... read more
|Awards:||WINNER of the 2010 CILIP CARNEGIE MEDAL and the 2009 JOHN NEWBERY MEDALWINNER OF THE LOCUS YOUNG ADULT AWARDWINNER OF THE HUGO BEST NOVEL PRIZEWINNER OF THE BOOKTRUST TEENAGE AWARD Winner of Hugo Award: Novel Category 2009 and Booktrust Teenage Prize 2009. Shortlisted for Kate Greenaway Medal 2010 and Carnegie Medal 2010.|
'Every page is crowded with invention, both funny and scary' PATRICK NESS 'A tale of unforgettable enchantment' NEW YORK TIMESNobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a normal boy. He woul... read more
Incredibly exciting adventure on the high seas, filled with deadly creatures, impossible tasks, dangerous quests, nailbiting battles . . . and two friends determined to make their way in the world.
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 'Bes... read more
A postapocalyptic mystery-thriller for young adults Nox is an arts graduate wondering what to do with his life. Taylor and Lizzy are famous indie musicians, and Rocky works the checkouts at Target. When they find themselves trapped in a giant mall, they eat fast food, watch bad TV, and... read more