Life on the refrigerator door – Alice Kuipers
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.
This is the story of a Chinese woman who suffered appalling emotional deprivation and rejection by her family as a child growing up in China and Hong Kong in the 40s and 50s, and of its consequences in her adult life.
Felix, a Jewish boy in Poland in 1942, is hiding from the Nazis in a Catholic orphanage. The only problem is that he doesn’t know anything about the war, and thinks he’s only in the orphanage while his parents travel and try to salvage their bookselling business. Read the whole series.
The toilet kid – Pat Flynn, Tom Jellett
Matt ‘ a.k.a. The Tuckshop Kid ‘ is back! And he’s smaller than ever! He’s lost weight, is sort-of enjoying exercise and is going out with the perfect girl, Kayla, who loves food as much as he does. He can hardly believe his luck. But when Matt uncovers Kayla’s secret, he realises that no one is perfect and sometimes problems can take on a life of their own.
Staying alive in year 5 – John Marsden
Scott and his friends are simply staying alive in year 5 until their surprising new teacher, Mr Murlin, comes along. Boring textbooks go into the bin, eating chocolate in class becomes compulsory and suddenly it’s OK to be weird.
Dork diaries – Rachel Renee Russell
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Meet Marley, a yellow fur ball of a puppy who quickly grows into a large, rowdy Labrador retriever. Marley is always getting into trouble, whether he is stealing underwear or crashing through doors. But those who know and love Marley accept him as a dog like no other. He brings joy to his family and teaches them what really matters in life.
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!
When Bruno returns home from school one day, he discovers that his belongings are being packed in crates. His father has received a promotion and the family must move from their home to a new house far far away, where there is no one to play with and nothing to do.
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Clarice Bean is in for a spell of trouble — and shares a lesson about kindness — in this hilarious sequel to the NEW YORK TIMES bestseller.
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Alice-Miranda Highton-Smith-Kennigton-Jones can’t wait to start boarding school. When she arrives at Winchesterfield-Downsfordvale Academy for Proper Young Ladies, the adventure begins . . .
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Diary of a wimpy kid – Jeff Kenny
It’s a new school year, and Greg Heffley finds himself thrust into middle school, where undersized weaklings share the hallways with kids who are taller, meaner, and already shaving. The hazards of growing up before you’re ready are uniquely revealed through words and drawings as Greg records them in his diary.
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Jillian James is not popular. She’s not a Princess. She’s not a Normal. Most of the Princesses and Normals think she’s one of the Dorks. In her classroom journal, Jillian records her thoughts about school, family, and friends, as well as her deepest wish to be in the Princess clique.
From the bestselling author of THE DAY MY BUTT WENT PSYCHO, a hilarious school-based series — this time focusing on a very magical, insidious pencil.
Henry McThrottle thought Northwest Southeast Central School was wacky. But then he comes across the Pencil of Doom … and things get REALLY out of control.
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Floss loves spending weekends with her dad in his greasy spoon café. But when her mother and stepfather announce they are moving to Australia, Floss finds herself in an impossible situation. If she decides to stay with Dad, inept but loving and lots of fun, she won’t get to see her mom for six whole months. But if she goes with her mom, can her dad get along without her?
A brand-new cycle of the New York Times bestselling Spiderwick Chronicles begins. Eleven-year-old Nicholas Vargas moves with his newly remarried father into the soon-to-be-completed Mangrove Hollow in Florida. But an expedition to a nearby lake turns up a little nixie with a giant problem. Illustrations.
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