New Fiction – Easter Holiday Reading 2018

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Accidental Heroes (The Rogues #1)
by Lian Tanner
In the city of Berren, strange things happen. People disappear, trees sprout overnight. But no one believes in magic. To believe in magic would be disloyal…
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The Book Of Secrets (Ateban Cipher #1)
by A.L. Tait
What’s the secret of the book, and why is it so valuable? These are the questions Gabe must answer when a dying man hands him a coded manuscript with one instruction: take it to Aidan.
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The Elephant
by Peter Carnavas
An exquisite first novel from acclaimed picture book author and illustrator Peter Carnavas about Olive, Dad and his elephant.

Olive’s father has a sadness so big that she imagines it as a large grey elephant following him around. With the help of her cheery grandfather and her best friend, Arthur, Olive sets out to chase away her father’s elephant.

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The Goldfish Boy
by Lisa Thompson
Matthew Corbin suffers from severe obsessive-compulsive disorder. He hasn’t been to school in weeks. His hands are cracked and bleeding from cleaning. He refuses to leave his bedroom. To pass the time, he observes his neighbours from his bedroom window, making mundane notes about their habits as they bustle about the cul-de-sac.
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Groosham Grange (Groosham Grange #1)
by Anthony Horowitz
Sent to Groosham Grange by his parents, David Eliot quickly discovers that his new school is a very odd place indeed. New pupils are made to sign their names in blood; the French teacher disappears every full moon; and the assistant headmaster keeps something very chilling in his room.
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Hickory Dickory Dash
by Tony Wilson (Author), Laura Wood (Illustrator)
Before the clock strikes one, a mother mouse must search the house for her two missing sons. But she’d better watch out for the cat!
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Lintang and the Pirate Queen (Lintang #1)
by Tamara Moss
Lintang dreams of escaping her island home and having adventures on the high seas. She gets her chance when she and her best friend, Bayani, face a deadly mythie and survive, attracting the attention of the infamous Captain Shafira.
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The Matilda Effect
by Ellie Irving
Matilda loves science and inventing. Her heroes are Marie Curie, Leonardo DaVinci and Thomas Edison, and one day she wants to be a famous inventor herself. So when she doesn’t win the school science fair, she’s devastated – especially as the judges didn’t believe she’d come up with her entry on her own. Because she’s a girl.
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Maybe (Once #6)
by Morris Gleitzman
A powerfully moving addition to Morris Gleitzman’s bestselling series about Felix and Zelda which takes place in 1945, following directly on from the story told in Soon. This intensely affecting story will move readers of all ages. It will be welcomed by the many Holocaust educators who use Once, Now, Then, After and Soon to teach upper primary and lower secondary children A powerfully moving addition to Morris Gleitzman’s bestselling series about Felix and Zelda which takes place in 1945, following directly on from the story told in Soon. This intensely affecting story will move readers of all ages.
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More Than One Way to Be a Girl
by Dyan Sheldon
From the writer of Confessions of A Teenage Drama Queen and My Worst Best Friend comes this hugely entertaining teen read, all about what it really means to be a girl. ZiZi likes to think of herself as a girly girl: her wardrobe is almost exclusively pink, her daily makeup routine can take upwards of an hour and she loves a bit of a flirt.
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Mr Bambuckle’s Remarkables
by Tim Harris, James Hart (Illustrator)
He’s the first teacher to cook us breakfast.
Is his spark-maker beetle really that dangerous?
I heard he drank yak’s milk in Mongolia.
He’s the only person who isn’t afraid of Canteen Carol.
My mum says he used to be in the circus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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