SEPTEMBER

Bailey Finch Takes a Stand

Bailey Finch Takes a Stand

By Ingrid Laguna

Bailey’s mum had always said that being by the creek with Bailey and her dad was as good as it gets. ... Read More

The Ava Show

The Ava Show

By Cecily Anne Paterson

Ava’s been training hard for an awesome athletics season, and is looking forward to celebrating her ... Read More

Cranky Chicken

Cranky Chicken

By Katherine Battersby

Everything about Chicken is cranky. Cranky eyes, cranky eyebrows, super-sharp cranky beak, even cran ... Read More

The School for Talking Pets

The School for Talking Pets

By Kelli Anne Hawkins
Illustrated by Beth Harvey

DOCTOR DOLITTLE MEETS WILLY WONKA IN THIS FUNNY AND THRILLING ADVENTURE FROM AN EXCITING NEW VOICE. ... Read More

Always

Always

By Morris Gleitzman

The much-anticipated final journey in the story of Felix, hero of Morris Gleitzman's multi-award-win ... Read More

The Song of Lewis Carmichael

The Song of Lewis Carmichael

By Sofie Laguna
Illustrated by Marc McBride

Matthew stood on the snowy peak and stared out at the world spread before him. Every picture in his ... Read More

AUGUST

Mim and the Baffling Bully

Mim and the Baffling Bully

By Katrina Nannestad
Illustrated by Cheryl Orsini

The right book might just change your life... Mim Cohen roams the world in a travelling bookshop, wi ... Read More

It's Owl Good

It's Owl Good

By Renee Treml

Ollie and Bea will delight young readers in Book 1 of this super sweet and funny full-colour graphic ... Read More

Devils In Danger

Devils In Danger

By Samantha Wheeler

From the beloved author of Wombat Warriors, Mister Cassowary and Turtle Trackers comes another thril ... Read More

Azmina the Gold Glitter Dragon

Azmina the Gold Glitter Dragon

By Maddy Mara

We are Dragon Girls, hear us roar! Azmina, Willa, and Naomi are thrilled to learn they're Glitter Dr ... Read More

Save the Joeys

Save the Joeys

By Samone Amba

UGH! After-school care, again? It's official: they've finally reached grade six, and Sunday Moon and ... Read More

JULY

Mina and the Whole Wide World

Mina and the Whole Wide World

By Sherryl Clark

Mina wants her own bedroom more than anything else in the whole wide world. And it’s almost ready! J ... Read More

The Best Friend Promise

The Best Friend Promise

By Rebecca Timmis

Today is Pearl's ninth birthday, and she is planning a sea-sational day with her best friends. But w ... Read More

Bella and the Voyaging House

Bella and the Voyaging House

By Meg McKinlay

What's a girl to do when her house won't go home? Bella and her house are off on another adventure, ... Read More

Space Kids - Sabotage

Space Kids - Sabotage

By Aleesah Darlison

Welcome to the world of Misty Space Station and intergalactic adventure! The Space Kids live far fro ... Read More

Shockingly Good Stories

Shockingly Good Stories

By R.A. Spratt

Piranhas on the run, stolen sandwiches, chocolate waterfalls and so much more! From R.A. Spratt, bes ... Read More

JUNE

The Right Way to Rock

The Right Way to Rock

By Nat Amoore

The rockin' story of two new friends, one arts fiasco and a whole lot of music.Without music, the wo ... Read More

Little Gem and the Mysterious Letters

Little Gem and the Mysterious Letters

By Anna Zobel

An adorable and charming new story about everyone's favourite witch Little Gem. A sparkling gem of a ... Read More

The Ballad of Melodie Rose

The Ballad of Melodie Rose

By Kate Gordon

A heartfelt story of one girl's determination to save her beloved home and the lyrical companion tal ... Read More

The Boy Who Stepped Through Time

The Boy Who Stepped Through Time

By Anna Ciddor

When Perry steps into a crumbling ruin while on holiday in France, he is not expecting to be transpo ... Read More

MAY

Eliza Vanda's Button Box

Eliza Vanda's Button Box

By Emily Rodda

From the author of the award-winning His Name was Walter comes another magical mystery story that wi ... Read More

Wednesday Weeks and the Tower of Shadows

Wednesday Weeks and the Tower of Shadows

By Denis Knight and Cristy Burne

In a world of magic, can science save the day? Wednesday Weeks never wanted to be a sorcerer's appre ... Read More

A Glasshouse of Stars

A Glasshouse of Stars

By Shirley Marr

Meixing Lim and her family have arrived at the New House in the New Land, inherited from First Uncle ... Read More

Elsewhere Girls

Elsewhere Girls

By Emily Gale and Nova Weetman

An exciting collaboration from two of Australia's favourite middle-grade authors. It's midnight and ... Read More

Night Ride into Danger

Night Ride into Danger

By Jackie French

Six mysterious passengers and seven dark secrets. Who can be trusted? It's a dark and dangerous jour ... Read More

APRIL

Tish

Tish

By Edwina Wyatt

'Where did you come from?’ The beast wanted to explain that Nowhere was a place halfway between Curi ... Read More

Fozia and the Quest of Prince Zal

Fozia and the Quest of Prince Zal

By Rosanne Hawke

Set in the aftermath of the 2010 floods in Pakistan, this is a sensitive tale of community spirit, k ... Read More

The Puzzling Pearls

The Puzzling Pearls

By Lisa Siberry

A dazzling, whip-smart mystery series about two very different girls and a whole heap of danger. Han ... Read More

Heroes of the Secret Underground

Heroes of the Secret Underground

By Susanne Gervay

A timely and powerful time-slip story inspired by the author's family in Budapest during the Holocau ... Read More

Paws

Paws

By Kate Foster

At home, Alex's best friend is Kevin the cockapoo, although what he wants most of all is a friend at ... Read More

Huda and Me

Huda and Me

By H. Hayek

A cheeky, fun and fast-moving tale of two Lebanese-Australian kids who decide to escape their horrib ... Read More

MARCH

The Golden Tower

The Golden Tower

By Belinda Murrell

In her wildest dreams, Sophie never thought she might be kidnapped by a cat and taken to a world of ... Read More

Mary Has the Best Pet

Mary Has the Best Pet

By Sally Rippin
Illustrated by Chris Kennett

You shouldn’t bring a pet to school. But Mary’s pet is super cool! You're not supposed to bring your ... Read More

Super Geeks - Fish and Chips

Super Geeks - Fish and Chips

By James Hart

Illustrator James Hart makes his authorial debut in this hilarious, action-packed graphic novel seri ... Read More

Gus Makes A Fuss

Gus Makes A Fuss

By Ella Shine
Illustrated by Lisa Flanagan

Two pet sitters. One talking cat. What could possibly go wrong? Best friends Cassie and Lina would l ... Read More

Introducing D’Lila LaRue

Introducing D’Lila LaRue

By Nette Hilton
Illustrated by A. Yi

Meet D'Lila LaRue, whose charm and pizzazz will leave readers wanting more! D'Lila LaRue lives in th ... Read More

The Detective's Guide to Ocean Travel

The Detective's Guide to Ocean Travel

By Nicki Greenberg

The first middle-grade novel from award-winning author Nicki Greenberg, this book is a classic whodu ... Read More

Six Seconds The Newcastle Earthquake

Six Seconds The Newcastle Earthquake

By Alan Sunderland

I could hardly see. There was dust and smoke everywhere. I was falling, sliding down into a gap that ... Read More

FEBRUARY

Amari and the Night Brothers

Amari and the Night Brothers

By B.B. Alston

A 12-year-old girl from the housing projects discovers her brother was more than he seemed… And so i ... Read More

Footprints on the Moon

Footprints on the Moon

By Lorraine Marwood

Humans are about to leave footprints on the moon, but what sort of mark can one girl make here on ea ... Read More

Balloon Girls

Balloon Girls

By Darrell Pitt

Times are tough in the small town of Yallaroo where Ally Simpson has lived her whole life. The whole ... Read More

The World Between Blinks

The World Between Blinks

By Ryan Graudin and Amie Kaufman

Discover a magical world where lost things are found... Whenever cousins Jake and Marisol get togeth ... Read More

The Secret Explorers and the Lost Whales

The Secret Explorers and the Lost Whales

By Dorling Kindersley

Dive into the world of The Secret Explorers and learn about ocean life in this action-packed first i ... Read More

Little Gem

Little Gem

By Anna Zobel

Sometimes getting a little lost can help you discover who you really are… When her spell at Witchcra ... Read More