The Adventures of Stunt Boy and His Amazing Wonder Dog Blindfold – by Lollie Barr
HE’S A BOY WHO DOES STUNTS.
Someone was out to get my dad.
Everyone said it was an accident but I didn’t believe them, not even for a second…
and Stunt Boy is going to prove it.
With his amazing wonder dog Blindfold and his best friend Benny, Stunt Boy has to find out who is trying to sabotage their Stoked Stunt Circus and close it down forever!
Alice-Miranda in Japan – by Jacqueline Harvey
With its bustling streets and fascinating customs, there is so much to see! But when a gift from Alice-Miranda’s father confuses the Japanese authorities, she gets swept up into a missing person’s case.
The Case of the Missing Moonstone – by Jordan Statford , Kelly Murphy
History, mystery, and science collide in a new series for middle-grade readers, perfect for fans of The Mysterious Benedict Society and Lemony Snicket!
Jordan Stratford imagines an alternate 1826, where Ada Lovelace (the world’s first computer programmer) and Mary Shelley (author of Frankenstein) meet as girls and form a secret detective agency!
Figgy in the World – by Tamsin Janu
Kelsey and the Quest of the Porcelain Doll – by Rosanne Hawke
A captivating story of adversity, adventure and love from award-winning author Rosanne Hawke.
‘Nanna, can you tell me a story just as if I were with you?’
Kelsey is in Pakistan and wants to go home. Mum and Dad are busy helping flood victims and she misses her friends. But most of all, Kelsey misses Nanna Rose.
Our Australian Girl Series
A Lesson for Lina – by Sally Rippin
The Olympics are over, and everyone is feeling flat – including Lina. As she reads the newspaper every night with her father, Lina finds out that some of the Hungarian athletes have stayed behind and are hiding in Melbourne so they don’t have to face the fighting in their homeland. Lina begins to suspect that one is being hidden by her cranky old neighbour, Mrs Bencszik. S
Letty’s Christmas – by Alison Lloyd, Lucia Masciullo
Letty’s journey concludes in this, the last of four exciting books about a free-settler girl in a new land.
When times turn bad on the land, Letty must return to Sydney, leaving the Grey family behind. But what will she do once she gets there? Letty could never have imagined the surprises that await her
Lina at the Games – by Sally Rippin, Lucia Masciullo
Lina’s Many Lives – by Sally Rippin
It’s 1956 and Lina has won a scholarship to a wonderful girls school. As hard as she tries, fitting into St Brigid’s isn’t easy – especially when she’s the only Italian and the only student from a poor family. When she and her friend Mary have a wonderful idea, everything starts to fall into place – until the class bully gets involved, and Lina’s worlds collide.
Meet Lina – by Sally Rippin
Pearlie the Spy – by Gabrielle Wang
Pearlie’s Ghost – by Gabrielle Wang
It’s 1942 and Darwin is under attack. While bombs are falling, Pearlie is doing all she can to save her beloved pets and help the wounded soldiers. But it’s too dangerous to stay, and when Pearlie finally has to say goodbye, only the thought of being reunited with her best friend Naoko can cheer her up. But Naoko has a problem of her own: a ghostly mystery that will truly test Pearlie’s newfound courage . . .
Ruby of Kettle Farm – by Penny Matthews, Lucia Masciullo
It’s 1931 . . . and Kettle Farm is starting to feel like home, but Ruby is still desperately worried about her dad. He hasn’t written for weeks, and nobody knows where he is. Will Dad ever come back to them? When nobody will give Ruby any answers, she sets out to find him herself . . .
Plenty – by Ananda Braxton-Smith
A place to call home.
Maddy Frank has always lived in Jermyn Street. Always. But now her mum and dad are making her move from the city, far away to some place called Plenty. How will Maddy survive without everything and everyone she knows? Nobody understands. But what about her mysterious new classmate, Grace Wek, who was born in a refugee camp? Could Grace actually understand A place to call home.
Maddy Frank has always lived in Jermyn Street. Always. But now her mum and dad are making her move from the city, far away to some place called Plenty. How will Maddy survive without everything and everyone she knows? Nobody understands. But what about her mysterious new classmate, Grace Wek, who was born in a refugee camp? Could Grace actually understand how Maddy feels?
A smart but prickly ten-year-old must survive on wits and luck when she goes on the run in modern-day Sydney.
Pip Sullivan’s tenth birthday was a disaster — and that was only the beginning.
With her beloved Sully in hospital and the welfare hot on her heels, Pip needs time, money and a place to stay. She’s determined to stay one step ahead of Senior Constable Molly Dunlop! With help from her friends — including a psychic cat and a canine escape artist — Pip needs to stay out of dreaded foster homes so she can help Sully get better.
Run, Pip, Run is a warm-hearted story about a small girl on her own in a big city, but who knows a thing or two about loyalty, bravery and friendship.