McAuley Spring Holiday Reads

40580407The Most Marvellous Spelling Bee Mystery

by

Deborah Abela
India never wanted to enter the Stupendously Spectacular Spelling Bee, but with the encouragement of her town, her family and some newfound friends, she overcame her fears, made it all the way to the grand final at the Sydney Opera House and won!


18303106Sepron vs Narga

by

Adam Blade
Fight the Beasts, Fear the Magic!

The time has come for another Battle of the Beasts!

Maximus’s evil plans to destroy the Good Beasts continues… The seas will boil when Sepron and Narga clash in combat.

Meet a new hero of Avantia. Will has been chosen by Tom to join his Knight Academy. Does he have the courage and skill to survive the Battle of the Beasts?


592807Ferno the Fire Dragon

by

Adam Blade
Strange things are happening in Tom’s village. First, the horses were attacked. Then, the river dried up. Now, the last of the crops has mysteriously burnt to the ground. Everyone is terrified. But Tom isn’t afraid. He’s always dreamed of a quest-a real quest!-and vows to go to the king and bring help for them all.


296211Sepron The Sea Serpent

by

Adam Blade
One boy’s journey to help his village becomes a quest to save the kingdom. Features a fearsome new beast in every book!
Floods. Starvation. Fear. This is what awaits the people of Avantia’s coast if Tom and Elenna cannot stop Sepron the Sea Serpent. The huge and terrifying beast lurks in eerie waters.


38416567Yong

by

Janeen Brian
Yong doesn’t want to leave China to travel to the goldfields of Ballarat, Australia. But as the firstborn son, he has no choice. On the long and treacherous journey, Yong strives to be an honourable son, while he and his father face many hardships and dangers. But in his heart Yong knows the shameful truth – that his honour is a lie. Can a journey change lives?


26460005The Screaming Bridge

by

J.A. Darke, Brandon Terrell
Fifty years ago, a busload of orphans careered off the side of a bridge and plunged into the wild river below. Now Emma Donovan and her friends want to investigate the abandoned orphanage and the bridge that is rumored to haunt anyone who visits. Emma swears she’s not afraid of anything. But when she visits the bridge, her fearlessness will be put to the ultimate test.”


25119944Matty and Bill for Keeps

by

Elizabeth Fensham
Join Matty and Bill on their third and final adventure from award – winning author Elizabeth Fensham. There’s a new boy at Matty and Bill’s school – Crispin de Floriette. He’s from England and not like anyone else they’ve met before. Spoilt Isabelle soon notices Crispin and plots to make him her new friend.


37806734Sweet Adversity

by

Sheryl Gwyther
‘ADVERSITY MCALLISTER IS THEATRICAL, KIND, SMART AS A WHIP AND OH SO BRAVE. I WANT HER TO BE MY BEST FRIEND’- Katrina Nannestad, author of Olive of Groves and The Girl, the Dog and the Writer in Rome There’s never a good time to be orphaned – or abandoned … especially when you are twelve years old, and it’s the Great Depression. In 1928, Shakespearean actors, the McAllisters, are forced to leave their daughter Adversity at the Emu Swamp Children’s Home.They fully intend to return, but things don’t go according to plan. Then, to make matters worse, Scrimshaw, a villainous theatrical agent, hears the talented Addie sing.


40245361Leave Taking

by

Lorraine Marwood
What if you had one week left to say goodbye to everything you’d ever known?

Toby and his mum and dad are leaving their family farm after the death of Toby’s younger sister, Leah. Together, they sort through all their belongings and put things aside to sell or throw out. It’s a big task, and Toby doesn’t want to leave the only place he’s called home.


34735064Henrietta and the Perfect Night

by

Martine Murray
Hello everybody, it’s me. Henrietta the Great Go-Getter, and I’m having a big think. Right now I’m thinking I’d like a baby sister, so I can dress her up in different sorts of hats. But Mum says we’ll have to wait and see. I’m terrible at waiting. Meanwhile, I’m an explorer of life, and that includes trees, bugs, animals and all mysteries. I’m going to school for the very first time, which means I might have to go as a spy so that I can have a secret peep inside.


39861621Polly and Buster: The Mystery of the Magic Stones

by

Sally Rippin
What would you do if everyone thought your best friend was dangerous?   Polly the witch and Buster the monster shouldn’t be friends. And they definitely shouldn’t be on the run from almost everyone in town. But when Polly is called to the Hollow Valley Mines – the forbidden, haunted mines – by her magic stones, these two best friends have a big decision to make.


34838425Bitter Enemies

by

R.A. Spratt
Headmasters behaving badly!

When four former headmasters arrive at Highcrest Academy to take part in the school’s anniversary celebrations, the students are warned to be on their best behaviour.

Unfortunately, no one told the headmasters to stay out of mischief too! Which means Friday Barnes soon has a case to solve.


37540607Never Fear

by

R.A. Spratt
Friday’s time at Highcrest is running out!

The new headmaster is turning everything upside down. Friday’s irritatingly high IQ has her fast-tracked to graduation, while a pair of incriminating pants puts Ian on the rocky road to expulsion.

When a rumour emerges of embezzled gold stashed on the school grounds, Friday is determined to uncover the truth.


29969426The Plot Thickens

by

R.A. Spratt
Friday Barnes is being attacked on all fronts!

When Friday Barnes gets involved in her frenemy Ian Wainscott’s family dispute, it appears her knack for uncovering the truth may ruin their friendship once and for all.



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