OCTOBER

The Smuggler's Curse

The Smuggler's Curse

By Norman Jorgensen

Red Read's life takes a surprising - and alarming - turn when his mother sells him to an infamous sm ... Read More

Artie and the Grime Wave

Artie and the Grime Wave

By Richard Roxburgh

Artie and his best friend Bumshoe have stumbled upon a Cave-of-Possibly-Stolen-Stuff, and along with ... Read More

Ellyse Perry - Pocket Rocket

Ellyse Perry - Pocket Rocket

By Sherryl Clark with Ellyse Perry

Find out where it all began for Ellyse Perry, Australia’s most prominent sportswoman! All Ellyse wan ... Read More

The Leopard Princess - The Tales of Jahani

The Leopard Princess - The Tales of Jahani

By Rosanne Hawke

First Moon of Autumn, 1662: After reuniting with the nomads, fourteen-year-old Jahani is finally hom ... Read More

SEPTEMBER

Elizabeth and Zenobia

Elizabeth and Zenobia

By Jessica Miller

Timid Elizabeth and her unusual and fearless friend Zenobia arrive at Witheringe House, the old mano ... Read More

Sporty Kids: Netball!

Sporty Kids: Netball!

By Felice Arena

Lizzie knew everything there was to know about netball. Her dream was to become a famous netball coa ... Read More

Brobot

Brobot

By James Foley

Sally is the world's foremost inventor under the age of twelve, and she just knows she can build a b ... Read More

Axel & Beast: The Grabbem Getaway

Axel & Beast: The Grabbem Getaway

By Adrian C. Bott
Illustrated by Andy Isaac

One elite gamer. One shape-shifting robot. Unlimited adventure! One day, Axel is playing video games ... Read More

Escape to the Moon Islands

Escape to the Moon Islands

By Mardi McConnochie

When Will and Annalie's father disappears, they set out on a perilous sea voyage to find him. The mo ... Read More

Valdur the Viking and the Ghostly Goths

Valdur the Viking and the Ghostly Goths

By Craig Cormick

Valdur the Viking is a young ghost with a mission. The dreaded Goth pirate Germanicus Bottom has rai ... Read More

Jackson Payne’s Clumsy Christmas Spectacular

Jackson Payne’s Clumsy Christmas Spectacular

By Adam Wallace
Illustrated by James Hart

Jackson Payne is super clumsy, and he, wait for it ... hates Christmas!!! This is because he has rui ... Read More

Ruby Wishfingers: Toad-ally Magic

Ruby Wishfingers: Toad-ally Magic

By Deborah Kelly
Illustrated by Leigh Hedstrom

Ruby is back - and so are her wishes! With a head full of plans for the holidays Ruby’s fingertips a ... Read More

AUGUST

The Stupendously Spectacular Spelling Bee

The Stupendously Spectacular Spelling Bee

By Deborah Abela

India Wimple can spell. Brilliantly. Every Friday night, she and her family watch the Stupendously S ... Read More

Yong

Yong

By Janeen Brian

The journey of an unworthy son. Yong doesn't want to leave Guangdong to travel to the goldfields of ... Read More

Toad Delight

Toad Delight

By Morris Gleitzman

Even more desperate to save his family from ending up on his stack of squashed relatives, Limpy take ... Read More

Lily in the Mirror

Lily in the Mirror

By Paula Hayes

Lily loves all things dark and mysterious, so when she discovers a magic mirror in a locked room it’ ... Read More

Black Sunday

Black Sunday

By Evan McHugh

Nipper only wants to be one thing: a lifesaver. In his world they're larger than life, walking, talk ... Read More

Chook Doolan Saves the Day

Chook Doolan Saves the Day

By James Roy and Lucinda Gifford

Chook Doolan wishes he was brave enough to play soccer. Chook Doolan doesn't want to play soccer. It ... Read More

Lily the Elf: The Sleepover

Lily the Elf: The Sleepover

By Anna Branford and Lisa Coutts

Yippee! Lily's cousin Fern is coming over for a sleepover. Lily has everything ready for Fern's slee ... Read More

JULY

Dragonfly Song

Dragonfly Song

By Wendy Orr

There are two ways of looking at Aissa's story. She's the miracle girl who escaped the raiders. Or s ... Read More

Daughter of Nomads

Daughter of Nomads

By Rosanne Hawke

First moon of summer, 1662: On the edge of the Mughal Empire, fourteen-year-old Jahani lives with he ... Read More

The Adventures of Alfie Onion

The Adventures of Alfie Onion

By Vivian French & Marta Kissi

A stand-alone comic adventure for younger readers by sublime storyteller Vivian French, with picture ... Read More

Charlie and the War Against the Grannies

Charlie and the War Against the Grannies

By Alan Brough

I didn't want Mrs Cyclopolos to explode. I just wanted a paper round. My name is Charlie Ian Duncan. ... Read More

Ned's Circus of Marvels

Ned's Circus of Marvels

By Justin Fisher

From exciting debut author, Justin Fisher, comes this rip-roaring, page-turning new magical adventur ... Read More

Frankie Potts and The Sparkplug Mysteries

Frankie Potts and The Sparkplug Mysteries

By Juliet Jacka

Book 1 in Juliet Jacka's addictive new Frankie Potts series for readers aged 7 - 10. Meet Frankie Po ... Read More

JUNE

The Other Christy

The Other Christy

By Oliver Phommavanh

For the last two years, Christy Ung has been in the same class as the loud-mouthed Christie Owens -- ... Read More

The New Friend

The New Friend

By Kim Kane
Illustrated by Jon Davis

Ginger Green is the Play Date Queen! Ginger is playing with Skye today. But what happens when Skye w ... Read More

Mrs Whitlam

Mrs Whitlam

By Bruce Pascoe

Marnie Clark of Curdie Vale can ride but she doesn’t have a horse. She dreams of owning one and havi ... Read More

 Fizz and the Police Dog Tryouts

Fizz and the Police Dog Tryouts

By Lesley Gibbes
Illustrated by Stephen Michael King

Meet Fizz - the daring dog detective! Fizz wants to be a police dog. He's brave, clever and super-fa ... Read More

Grover's New Friends

Grover's New Friends

By Claire Garth

Grover McBane has a new home – and a new family. There's even a cat to play with. He can't believe h ... Read More

Football High 1: Young Gun

Football High 1: Young Gun

By Patrick Loughlin

Can the new recruits kick it with the best young talent in the country? Twelve-year-old Nick dreams ... Read More

MAY

The Lost Sapphire

The Lost Sapphire

By Belinda Murrell

Marli is staying with her dad in Melbourne, and missing her friends. Then she discovers a mystery – ... Read More

Stuff Happens: Luke

Stuff Happens: Luke

By James Valentine

Stuff Happens is an important series for boys about everyday challenges. Created by Susannah McFarla ... Read More

Sporty Kids: Basketball!

Sporty Kids: Basketball!

By Felice Arena

Time was running out. Jessica looked up at the ring. With an almighty toss, she tooka shot at the ba ... Read More

Captain Jimmy Cook Discovers Third Grade

Captain Jimmy Cook Discovers Third Grade

By Kate Temple and Jol Temple
Illustrated by Jon Foye

Jimmy Cook is finding History Week a bit boring until Ms Fennel starts banging on about Captain Cook ... Read More

Chook Doolan: Rules are Rules

Chook Doolan: Rules are Rules

By James Roy and Lucinda Gifford

Chook Doolan is too much of a chicken to walk to school by himself! But then Dad tells him the speci ... Read More

Chook Doolan: The Newest Pet

Chook Doolan: The Newest Pet

By James Roy and Lucinda Gifford

It's Pet Day at school but Joe doesn't have a pet. Can Chook come up with a plan to help his friend? ... Read More

Our Home is Dirt by Sea

Our Home is Dirt by Sea

By Dianne Bates

Dianne Bates has complied a fabulous collection of poetry written by over thirty different Australia ... Read More

Disastrously Daring

Disastrously Daring

By Adam Wallace
Illustrated by James Hart

Jackson Payne is back, and the golf course is NOT happy! Jackson's dad is keen for him to take up go ... Read More

APRIL

How To Stop an Alien Invasion Using Shakespeare

How To Stop an Alien Invasion Using Shakespeare

By Nick Falk
Illustrated by Tony Flowers

Join three friends as they dodge bullies, do their homework and alter the entire course of history i ... Read More

Starlight Stables: Pony Detectives

Starlight Stables: Pony Detectives

By Soraya Nicholas

Poppy is thrilled to be back doing the one thing she loves – riding horses at Starlight stables – es ... Read More

Grover McBane, Rescue Dog: Grover Finds a Home

Grover McBane, Rescue Dog: Grover Finds a Home

By Claire Garth
Illustrated by Johannes Leak

Grover is a brave dog, but right now he's cold, wet, hungry and afraid. After escaping from his owne ... Read More

The Pearl-shell Diver

The Pearl-shell Diver

By Kay Crabbe

Engaging and authentic historical fiction about one boy from the Torres Strait trying to work his wa ... Read More

Raymie Nightingale

Raymie Nightingale

By Kate Dicamillo

Two-time Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo returns to her roots with Raymie Nightingale, a masterful, ... Read More

Turning Pointes

Turning Pointes

By Emma Freedman

April Franklin is 13 years of age and has just started high school. April has also been dancing half ... Read More

MARCH

The Family with Two Front Doors

The Family with Two Front Doors

By Anna Ciddor

This warm and engaging story, inspired by the author's own family, offers a glimpse into a life rich ... Read More

Magrit

Magrit

By Lee Battersby & Amy Daoud

For fans of Neil Gaiman's Coraline, Tinder and David Almond; a haunting tale about accepting the tru ... Read More

Ruby Wishfingers

Ruby Wishfingers

By Deborah Kelly
Illustrated by Leigh Hedstrom

Ruby Wishfingers is an ordinary girl with an extraordinary name. Only nobody else seems to think so. ... Read More

Teresa - A New Australian

Teresa - A New Australian

By Deborah Abela

Teresa and her family survived the bombing of their home and went hungry during the long siege of th ... Read More

FEBRUARY

Iris and the Tiger

Iris and the Tiger

By Leanne Hall

Twelve-year-old Iris has been sent to Spain on a mission: to make sure her elderly and unusual aunt, ... Read More

Barney and the Secret of the Whales

Barney and the Secret of the Whales

By Jackie French
Illustrated by Mark Wilson

What is the sailor's secret about the treasure of Australia's colony? The second book in a series th ... Read More

Diary of a Tennis Prodigy

Diary of a Tennis Prodigy

By Shamini Flint

Marcus is a maths whiz who is not good at sport. His dad is a self-help author who thinks Marcus can ... Read More

Remote Rescue: Royal Flying Doctor Service # 1

Remote Rescue: Royal Flying Doctor Service # 1

By George Ivanoff

A high-octane adventure series for children written in partnership with the Royal Flying Doctor Serv ... Read More

Squishy Taylor and the Bonus Sisters

Squishy Taylor and the Bonus Sisters

By Ailsa Wild
Illustrated by Ben Wood

An apartment full of questions on a street full of mysteries… Why does Squishy have to share everyth ... Read More

Jinny & Cooper

Jinny & Cooper

By Tania Ingram

WARNING: This story contains magic, witches, talking animals (well, at least one), potato charms and ... Read More