MCAULEY NEW FICTION 2015

the adventures of stunt boy

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 mirandaAlice-Miranda in Japan – by  Jacqueline Harvey

Alice-Miranda just loves Tokyo.

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 moonstoneThe 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 worldFiggy in the World – by  Tamsin Janu

Figgy has two problems. One is her name. Nobody in Ghana has that name. The other is that her grandmother is ill and needs special medicine. Figgy can’t do much about her name, but she can do something for Grandma Ama. She will go to America and bring back the medicine, and Kwame, her special goat, will go with her. Out in the wide world she will meet some bad people.

Kelsey and the questKelsey 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 linaA 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 lettys christmasMasciullo

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 gamesLina at the Games – by Sally Rippin, Lucia Masciullo

It’s 1956 . . . and the Melbourne Olympic Games have finally arrived! The whole city is buzzing with excitement and Lina can’t wait to go along as a reporter for the school magazine. Now is her chance to prove to everyone that she’s a real writer, and nothing could be more important – until Lina makes a new friend, who changes the way she sees the world .

linas many livesLina’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 linaMeet Lina  – by Sally Rippin

It’s 1956 . . . and Lina dreams of being a writer, but her strict Italian parents have other ideas. Now that she’s won a scholarship to an expensive girls school, Lina has other troubles, too. To fit in, she must keep her home life a secret, and even her best friend Mary can’t know the truth. But how long can Lina keep her two worlds apart? Meet Lina and join her adventure It’s 1956 . . . and Lina dreams of being a writer, but her strict Italian parents have other ideas. Now that she’s won a scholarship to an expensive girls school, Lina has other troubles, too. To fit in, she must keep her home life a secret, and even her best friend Mary can’t know the truth. But how long can Lina keep her two worlds apart? Meet Lina and join her adventures in the first of four exciting stories about a passionate girl finding a place to belong. . .

pearly the spyPearlie the Spy  – by Gabrielle Wang

It’s 1942 . . . and Pearlie is all alone in Darwin. Not only has she been separated from her family, but now Beake, the spy, is back and he’s on the loose. He’s out to get Pearlie – but she has a plan . . . Can she pull it off? And when bombs fall on Darwin, will Pearlie survive?

pearlies ghostPearlie’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 MasciulloRuby of Kettle Farm

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 . . .


plentyPlenty – 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?

 


 

run-pip-runRun, Pip, Run – By J.C. Jones

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.


the scarecrow and his servantThe Scarecrow and His Servant – by  Phillip Pullman

One night there was a thunderstorm. A tattered scarecrow stood in the wind and rain, taking no notice . . . until a bolt of lightning struck his turnip head. The scarecrow blinked with surprise and came to life.

the name at the end of the ladder

The Name at the End of the Ladder – by  Elena de Roo

Twelve-year-old September is determined to choose an adventurous name for herself from the Name Bank – not like all her friends, who are named after flowers or trees. Soon she discovers she has no choice, unless she can win an ancient and mysterious board game. And every roll of the dice leads her further into danger.

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