SEPTEMBER

A Different Land

A Different Land

By Paul Jennings
Illustrated by Geoff Kelly

Christopher is twelve thousand miles from home. The pub has a dirt floor and the owner is as rough a ... Read More

How to Make a Movie in 12 Days

How to Make a Movie in 12 Days

By Fiona Hardy

Twelve days. Five kids. Many special effects. One giant mystery. Hayley Whelan has spent her whole l ... Read More

Atticus Van Tasticus

Atticus Van Tasticus

By Andrew Daddo
Illustrated by Stephen Michael King

1750, when times were tough and teeth were rotten… As part of an ancient family tradition, young Att ... Read More

The Most Ungrateful Girl in the World

The Most Ungrateful Girl in the World

By Petra James
Illustrated by Anna Zobel

When Izzy Winkle - The Most Grateful Girl in the World - enters a competition to find The Most Ungra ... Read More

Maddie in the Middle

Maddie in the Middle

By Julia Lawrinson

Maddie Lee is in year six, and she feels ordinary and dull. Her best and oldest friend Katy is head ... Read More

Jinxed!: The Curious Curse of Cora Bell

Jinxed!: The Curious Curse of Cora Bell

By Rebecca McRitchie
Illustrated by Sharon O'Connor

Magic awaits around every corner... Cora is eleven years old and missing one eye. She lives with an ... Read More

Grace's Secrets

Grace's Secrets

By Louise Park

When twelve-year-old Grace trades her tropical home in Western Australia for a faraway castle, Victo ... Read More

AUGUST

Toffle Towers - Fully Booked

Toffle Towers - Fully Booked

By Tim Harris
Illustrated by James Foley

Toffle Towers is about to be inherited by the next generation. Chegwin Toffle is only ten years old. ... Read More

Mika and Max

Mika and Max

By Laura Bloom

A story about a girl who meets a boy who changes everything. When 13-year-old Mika is forced to atte ... Read More

The Brilliant Ideas of Lily Green

The Brilliant Ideas of Lily Green

By Lisa Siberry

A dash of Judy Blume, a spoonful of secrets and a whole lot of fun get mixed up in this big-hearted ... Read More

The Secret Science Society's Spectacular Experiment

The Secret Science Society's Spectacular Experiment

By Kathy Hoopmann and Josie Montano
Illustrated by Ann-Marie Finn

Mona likes to moan. Kiki is a worry-wart. Bart loves following rules. And Zane HATES following rules ... Read More

Move the Mountains

Move the Mountains

By Emily Conolan

To find freedom, you must leave behind everything you've ever known. It is 1943. During the war, you ... Read More

JULY

Vincent and the Grandest Hotel on Earth

Vincent and the Grandest Hotel on Earth

By Lisa Nicol

Perched high on the snowy slopes of the Mabombo Ranges lies The Grandest Hotel on Earth. It's wilder ... Read More

Lizard's Tale

Lizard's Tale

By Weng Wai Chan

It’s Singapore in 1940, war is just around the corner—but twelve-year-old Lizard doesn’t know that. ... Read More

The Hackathon

The Hackathon

By Alex Miles

Hamsa's teacher has announced that their class will be doing their very own hackathon. A hack-a-what ... Read More

Stella the Unstoppable and the School Camp Kerfuffle

Stella the Unstoppable and the School Camp Kerfuffle

By Richard Newsome

Hi! I'm Stella and yes, I'll admit it. I am just a teeny tiny bit obsessed with winning the Camp Cup ... Read More

Into the Wild

Into the Wild

By Anh Do

I crawled onto the bank and collapsed, exhausted. From the dirt, I looked up in amazement at four do ... Read More

JUNE

Sick Bay

Sick Bay

By Nova Weetman

Two very different Grade 6 girls meet in their school sick bay. Meg is a loner. Grieving over the de ... Read More

Secrets of a Schoolyard Millionaire

Secrets of a Schoolyard Millionaire

By Nat Amoore

Finding a million dollars in your backyard - every kid's dream, right? That's what me and my best fr ... Read More

MAY

Songbird

Songbird

By Ingrid Laguna

Jamila has left her friends, her school and her home in Iraq, and now she has a new home. It's safe ... Read More

Dream Riders - Frankie

Dream Riders - Frankie

By Laura Bloom and Jesse Blackadder

Without a saddle or bridle, all that's left is the truth. Dream Riders is an exciting new middle-gra ... Read More

Sophia and the Corner Park Clubhouse

Sophia and the Corner Park Clubhouse

By Davina Bell

The Corner Park Clubhouse. For Belle, it’s an empire. For Lola, it’s a canvas. For Maisie, it’s a re ... Read More

Juno Jones Word Ninja

Juno Jones Word Ninja

By Kate Gordon
Illustrated by Sandy Flett

A DISASTER HAS HAPPENED! Muttonbird Bay School might be closing. I mean, FOREVER. Juno Jones loves h ... Read More

Don't Follow Vee

Don't Follow Vee

By Oliver Phommavanh

I'm not on social media, but everyone knows all about my life - from birth - thanks to Mum's Instagr ... Read More

The Little Wave

The Little Wave

By Pip Harry

When a Manly school sets out to bring a country class to the city for a beach visit, three very diff ... Read More

Eco Rangers - Pelican in Peril

Eco Rangers - Pelican in Peril

By Candice Lemon-Scott
Illustrated by Aska

When Ebony and Jay, the famous Eco Rangers, rescue a frightened-looking pelican covered in fuel, the ... Read More

APRIL

Rebellion at Eureka

Rebellion at Eureka

By Alan Tucker

August 1854: At thirteen, Alf has just finished school and wants to make decisions about his future. ... Read More

Mermaid Holidays 1 - The Talent Show

Mermaid Holidays 1 - The Talent Show

By Delphine Davis
Illustrated by Adele K. Thomas

Sophia, Willow, Chloe and Olivia have been best friends since they were merbies. Even though they do ... Read More

Super Sidekicks 1 - No Adults Allowed

Super Sidekicks 1 - No Adults Allowed

By Gavin Aung Than

Superheroes have it easy. They don't have to clean their secret headquarters, wash the alien bloodst ... Read More

Sherlock Bones and the Natural History Mystery

Sherlock Bones and the Natural History Mystery

By Renee Treml

Hi there, I'm Sherlock Bones. Who is Sherlock Bones, you ask? Well, I don't like to brag, but my tru ... Read More

This is Home

This is Home

By Tania McCartney
Illustrated by Jackie French

In This Is Home, much-loved author Jackie French has gathered a poem for every child and every mood. ... Read More

MARCH

A Great Escape

A Great Escape

By Felice Arena

It's a great escape, but will Peter survive it?When Peter's family leaves for a trip across the bord ... Read More

Catch A Falling Star

Catch A Falling Star

By Meg McKinlay

It's 1979 and the sky is falling. Skylab, that is. Somewhere high above Frankie Avery, one of the wo ... Read More

The Speedy Spidersaurus

The Speedy Spidersaurus

By Nova Weetman
Illustrated by Chris Kennett

With the help of a magical book, Noah Wriggle and his best friend Blue like to design weird and wond ... Read More

The Outstanding Octokey

The Outstanding Octokey

By Nova Weetman
Illustrated by Chris Kennett

With the help of a magical book, Noah Wriggle and his best friend Blue like to design weird and wond ... Read More

How Not to be Popular

How Not to be Popular

By Cecily Paterson

Maddie tries to be nice to everyone. Even weird, chicken-obsessed Tahlia. BUT she would way prefer t ... Read More

FEBRUARY

My Australian Story: Bushfire

My Australian Story: Bushfire

By Sally Murphy

Amy is staying in Marysville with her grandmother, and has helped her in the garden and to clean out ... Read More

Fish Kid and the Lizard Ninja

Fish Kid and the Lizard Ninja

By Kylie Howarth

There's a new superhero on the block, with super fishy powers. Faster than a speeding mullet… strong ... Read More

Amelia Chamelia and the Birthday Party

Amelia Chamelia and the Birthday Party

By Laura Sieveking

Amelia's eighth birthday is just around the corner and she is SO excited. She's going to have the be ... Read More

Amelia Chamelia and the Gelato Surprise

Amelia Chamelia and the Gelato Surprise

By Laura Sieveking

Amelia's class is learning Italian and very soon her school is having their first ever Gelato Day! B ... Read More

Stella the Unstoppable: The Talent Show Fiasco

Stella the Unstoppable: The Talent Show Fiasco

By Richard Newsome

Stella's excess energy and a mishap with a fire extinguisher (and the class guinea pig) have caught ... Read More

Melody Trumpet

Melody Trumpet

By Gabrielle Tozer

'SASSY AND FUN, MELODY TRUMPET IS FILLED WITH FRIENDSHIP, HEART AND HUMOUR.'- Deb Abela, award-winni ... Read More

The Secret of the Youngest Rebel

The Secret of the Youngest Rebel

By Jackie French

The whisper in the darkness is: rebellion! (Or: death or liberty!) Frog is an orphan, a pickpocket, ... Read More