YEAR 5 – Top 20 Reads

  Dear Mr Sprouts – Errol Broom

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When Anke launches her green balloon with an envelope of seeds attached—and Freddie sends her a letter telling her he found it—the city girl and country boy form an unlikely friendship that changes their lives and transforms the bare hills of Freddie’s farm forever.

The brilliant world of Tom Gates – L Pichon

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All Tom Gates wants to do is get tickets to see his favourite band when they come to town. It’s not easy when he’s up against Delia, his weirdo big sister. All of his plans seem to get him into major trouble!

The toilet kid – Pat Flynn

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Hungry? Need lunch?

Want the perfect food to impress your girlfriend?

Then you need to see Matt, because Matt has an amazing talent.

It’s called … Tuckshop.

Girls stick together – Jean Ure

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Inevitably things have changed now that the girls are all at different schools, and Polly has to make some hard decisions about remaining loyal to Frizz, or teaming up with her new friend, Chloe. Will she decide that friends have to stick together?

Let’s pretend this never happened by Jamie Kelly  –  JimBenton

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Read the hilarious, candid, (and sometimes not-so-nice,) diaries of Jamie Kelly, who promises that everything in her diary is true…or at least as true as it needs to be.

Dork diaries – Rachel Renee Russell

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It’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid for girls in this hilarious novel!
Nikki’s Road to Stardom Checklist:
[Tick] Diva showdown
[Tick] BFF feud
[Tick] Talented entourage to back up VIP (Very Important Pop Star!)
Just when I was starting to get used to life at my new school, this talent competition could change everything!

Watch the book trailer ⇓⇓

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Letty and the stranger’s lace – Alison Lloyd, Lucia Masciullo

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Letty’s journey continues in this, the second of exciting four books about a free-settler girl in a far-off land.

Letty and Lavinia have arrived in Sydney as free settlers. They’ve made the long ship’s journey from England, but with no friends, no family, no jobs and only a hope chest between them, how will they survive so far from home?

Life on the refrigerator door – Alice Kuipers

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Claire and her mother are running out of time, but they don’t know it. Not yet. Claire is wrapped up with the difficulties of her bourgeoning adulthood—boys, school, friends, identity; Claire’s mother, a single mom, is rushed off her feet both at work and at home.

Meet Daisy – Michelle Hamer, Lucia Masciullo

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It’s 1930… and Daisy lives on a farm, where she loves riding her horse, Jimmy, through the paddocks. Times are tough, and when her father loses his job, Daisy and her little sister, Flora, are sent to Melbourne to live with their aunt and uncle.

The new girl – Nancy E Krulik

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Bestselling author Nancy Krulik delves into the mind of a twelve-year-old who is trying to survive middle school.

Joyce Kilmer Middle School is holding a fundraising carnival, and Jenny and her rival Addie make a bet that each girl will raise more money than the other. The loser will have to wear her pajamas to school! T

The bad book – Andy Griffiths, Terry Denton

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WARNING! This book contains nothing but bad stories, bad illustrations, bad poems, bad cartoons and bad riddles about bad characters doing bad things. It is a very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very bad book.BAD JACK HORNER

Bewitched – Colin Thompson

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Find out what happens when the King goes Doolally in the latest Floods adventure Everyone gets old, even witches and wizards. Their backs get stiff, their feet get sore, and their brains go and live far, far away.

Link to the official FLOODS website below⇓

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Cementine’s letter – Sara Pennypacker Marla Frazee

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Clementine is having not so good of a week.

-On Monday she’s sent to the principal’s office for cutting off Margaret’s hair.
– Tuesday, Margaret’s mother is mad at her.
– Wednesday, she’s sent to the principal… again.
– Thursday, Margaret stops speaking to her.
– Friday starts with yucky eggs and gets worse.
– And by Saturday, even her mother is mad at her.

Diary of a wimpy kid – Jeff Kinney

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Diary of a wimpy kid : dog days – Jeff Kenney

dogdays1-300x225It’s summer vacationDiary of a wimpy kid : dog days – Jeff Kenney, the weather’s great, and all the kids are having fun outside. So where’s Greg Heffley? Inside his house, playing video games with the shades drawn.

Diary of a wimpy kid : hard luck – Jeff Kenney

maxresdefaultGreg Heffley and his family and friends are back in Diary of a Wimpy KidBook 8, the latest installment in the #1 bestselling series by Jeff Kinney and one of the most anticipated books of 2013. A global phenomenon, the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series has more than 85 million books in print around the world.

Diary of a wimpy kid : Rodrick rules – Jeff Kenny

diary-of-a-wimpy-kid-2-rodrick-rules-sliceThe highly anticipated sequel to the #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling book!

Secrets have a way of getting out, especially when a diary is involved.

Whatever you do, don’t ask Greg Heffley how he spent his summer vacation, because he definitely doesn’t want to talk about it.

George’s Marvellous Medicine – Roald Dahl

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George’s Grandma is a grizzly, grumpy, selfish old woman with pale brown teeth and a small puckered up mouth like a dog’s bottom. Four times a day she takes a large spoonful of medicine, but it doesn’t seem to do her any good. She’s always just as poisonous after she’s taken it as she was before.

Give peas a chance – Morris Gleitzman

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Paperback. Pub Date: 08 May 2008 Pages: 208 Publisher: Puffin Books Give fun a chance! Surprise your mum with a Chainsaw be a bigger star than Tom Cruise. save the world with a plate of vegetables start your new life in. a taxi. rescue your family with a tomato. send your dad into a panic with a tractor.

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