AUGUST

The Peski Kids 1: The Mystery of the Squashed Cockroach

The Peski Kids 1: The Mystery of the Squashed Cockroach

By R.A. Spratt

Life is hard enough without having to spend time with your siblings. But there is no other way for J ... Read More

Natural Born Loser

Natural Born Loser

By Oliver Phommavanh

I'm Raymond, and my school is a joke. It's full of bullies and troublemakers.My solution? Be a nobod ... Read More

Off The Track

Off The Track

By Cristy Burne

From the author of To The Lighthouse comes a new adventure for young readers about falling in love w ... Read More

Yours Troolie, Alice Toolie

Yours Troolie, Alice Toolie

By Kate Temple & Jol Temple
Illustrated by Grace West

Meet Alice Toolie - seriously famous youtootuber, and lead jellyfish in the school jazz ballet - and ... Read More

Maximus

Maximus

By Steve Heron
Illustrated by Tash Macfarlane

Mitch says stuff sucks. His life has been turned upside down since his dad started working FIFO at t ... Read More

His Name Was Walter

His Name Was Walter

By Emily Rodda

From Australia's favourite storyteller comes a story, within a story, that shows us the extraordinar ... Read More

JULY

Leave Taking

Leave Taking

By Lorraine Marwood

Leave taking noun the act of saying goodbye. What if you had just one week left to say goodbye to ev ... Read More

The Mulberry Tree

The Mulberry Tree

By Allison Rushby

A captivating, spooky mystery for middle-grade readers from acclaimed author Allison Rushby. Do naug ... Read More

Swallow’s Dance

Swallow’s Dance

By Wendy Orr

I wonder if the first day of Learning is always like this - do the girls on the hill always feel the ... Read More

The Promise Horse

The Promise Horse

By Jackie Merchant

Harry is tired of being the tall new kid with red hair, big feet and freckles; the one with the dead ... Read More

JUNE

The Peacock Detectives

The Peacock Detectives

By Carly Nugent

The last time William Shakespeare and Virginia went missing Cassie found them sitting on a coiled ho ... Read More

The Champion Charlies

The Champion Charlies

By Adrian Beck

Charles was the best player in the boys' football team. Charlotte was the best player in the girls' ... Read More

Trouble for Toby

Trouble for Toby

By Janet Reid
Illustrated by Amanda Francey

Toby has one mission at school: to stay out of trouble. Only then will his parents let him have a pe ... Read More

Lottie Perkins - Movie Star

Lottie Perkins - Movie Star

By Katrina Nannestad
Illustrated by Makoto Koji

'Lights! Camera! Action!'That's my cue.'Harold,' I sigh. 'I think I'm in love.'My name's Charlotte, ... Read More

Lottie Perkins - Ballerina

Lottie Perkins - Ballerina

By Katrina Nannestad
Illustrated by Makoto Koji

I'm wearing a glittering tutu and a sparkling tiara.I pirouette. Three times.And I don't even trip.M ... Read More

Amal Unbound

Amal Unbound

By Aisha Saeed

Twelve-year-old Amal loves learning and dreams of becoming a teacher. Then something unimaginable ha ... Read More

Real Pigeons Fight Crime

Real Pigeons Fight Crime

By Andrew McDonald
Illustrated by Ben Wood

Ever wonder why pigeons always act so weird? It’s because they’re out there chasing the bad guys and ... Read More

MAY

The Orchard Underground

The Orchard Underground

By Mat Larkin

Not-quite twelve year-old Pri Kohli knows the town of Dunn’s Orchard better than anyone. After all, ... Read More

Lily D V.A.P: Orphan Annie

Lily D V.A.P: Orphan Annie

By Madeleine West

Fancy Nancy meets Stage School in this adorable illustrated junior fiction series, starring Lily D! ... Read More

Bab Sharkey and the Animal Mummies - The Weird Beard

Bab Sharkey and the Animal Mummies - The Weird Beard

By Andrew Hansen and Jessica Roberts

When twelve-year-old Bab Sharkey finds a magical beard in the Egyptian desert, it attaches itself to ... Read More

Bush and Beyond: Stories from Country

Bush and Beyond: Stories from Country

By Tjalaminu Mia

Grandparents are special, and the time you spend with them is special, too. This collection draws to ... Read More

The Adventures of Jellybean

The Adventures of Jellybean

By Bill Condon

When best friends Rory and Trang become the proud owners of a nanny goat, she turns out to be quite ... Read More

Bob

Bob

By Wendy Mass

Livy can’t remember her first visit to her grandmother’s house in Australia, but she does seem to re ... Read More

APRIL

Brindabella

Brindabella

By Ursula Dubosarsky
Illustrated by Andrew Joyner

This is a story about a boy called Pender and a kangaroo called Brindabella, about how they became f ... Read More

Fearless Frederic

Fearless Frederic

By Felice Arena

When the river rises and the city of Paris begins to disappear under water, Frederic decides to help ... Read More

The Extremely Weird Thing That Happened In Huggabie Falls

The Extremely Weird Thing That Happened In Huggabie Falls

By Adam Cece
Illustrated by Andrew Weldon

Kipp Kindle and his friends Tobias Treachery and Cymphany Chan live in Huggabie Falls, the weirdest ... Read More

The Long Class Goodnight

The Long Class Goodnight

By Sammy J.

Meet Justin Monaghetti. He is destined to be a loser. But Justin isn't going to accept his fate with ... Read More

Touch the Sun

Touch the Sun

By Emily Conolan

To find freedom, you must leave behind everything you've ever known. It is 2011. You want nothing mo ... Read More

MARCH

Kensy and Max 1: Breaking News

Kensy and Max 1: Breaking News

By Jacqueline Harvey

Introducing Kensy and Max - an action-packed spy-adventure series for girls and boys from bestsellin ... Read More

Tiggy and the Magic Paintbrush: A School Day Smile

Tiggy and the Magic Paintbrush: A School Day Smile

By Zanni Louise
Illustrated by Gillian Flint

Tiggy is spirited and full of imagination, though she can sometimes be just a little bit shy, and a ... Read More

Turtle Trackers

Turtle Trackers

By Samantha Wheeler

Ten-year-old Isaac is flat out. Helping his mum run a caravan park on the Queensland coast means no ... Read More

Other Worlds: Perfect World

Other Worlds: Perfect World

By George Ivanoff

Find the Key! Open the Doorway! Enter the Other World! Keagan finds a key . . . It opens a doorway . ... Read More

The Boy From Earth

The Boy From Earth

By Darrell Pitt

Twelve-year-old Bobby Baxter's not the bravest kid on Earth. His list of things that scare him is up ... Read More

Ice Wolves - Elementals Book 1

Ice Wolves - Elementals Book 1

By Amie Kaufman

Everyone in Vallen knows that ice wolves and scorch dragons are sworn enemies who live deeply separa ... Read More

The Super Life of Ben Braver

The Super Life of Ben Braver

By Marcus Emerson

Ben Braver is an ordinary kid living, well, an ordinary life... So when he's chosen to go to a secre ... Read More

FEBRUARY

Quark’s Academy

Quark’s Academy

By Catherine Pelosi

SCIENCE IN PROGRESS - ENTER AT YOUR OWN RISK! Junior science geniuses Augustine, Celeste and Oscar c ... Read More

Life of the Party!

Life of the Party!

By Shamini Flint
Illustrated by Sally Heinrich

Susie K likes science instead of netball and has the class goldfish for a best friend. But Susie's m ... Read More

Stephanie Chiocci and the Cooper’s Hill Cheese Chase

Stephanie Chiocci and the Cooper’s Hill Cheese Chase

By Matt Porter

Standing at the summit of Cooper’s Hill in England, Stephanie Chiocci prepares to barrel down a slop ... Read More

The Endsister

The Endsister

By Penni Russon

'I know what an endsister is,' says Sibbi again. We are endsisters, Else thinks, Sibbi and I. Booken ... Read More

Sam's Surfboard Showdown

Sam's Surfboard Showdown

By Allayne Webster and Clarke S Amanda

Ten-year-old Sam Sumner is the best sportsman at Robe Primary School. He loves Nippers surf club the ... Read More