New Junior Books for the start of 2022

As a quick teaser, below are some of the many new titles we have added. #AHStimes20

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Junior Fiction


Danger at Dead Man’s Pass
By Sam Sedgman & M.G Leonard Series Adventure on Trains #4 ADVENTURE
Embark on a thrilling fourth adventure in the bestselling, prize-winning Adventures on Trains series – Danger in Dead Man’s Pass, as Harrison Beck investigates an ancient family curse high in the German mountains. (Goodreads)
Orphans of the Tide
by Struan Murry

Series Orphans of the Tide #1
Inside the belly of a whale that washes in from the tide is a mysterious boy. The citizens of the city believe in an ancient myth that he’s ruled by the Enemy-the legendary god who drowned the whole world. Join Ellie as she tries to prove them all wrong. (Goodreads)
Across the Sea by Anh Do
Series Wolf Girl #5
Wolf girl and her dogs are back for another adventure! Get ready for a fast paced story that will leave you laughing in parts!

Shipwreck Island
Series Orphans of the Tide #2
Orphans Ellie and Seth have crossed an endless ocean in search of freedom and peace. Arriving on the shores of a colourful tropical island ruled by a mysterious queen, it seems they might just have found the perfect new home. But there is trouble brewing in paradise and soon Ellie and Seth find themselves caught up in a dangerous struggle for power — and forced to confront terrible truths from their past…
Animal Train By Anh Do
Series Wolf Girl #6
Juliette escaped from The Reestablishment by seducing Warner—and then putting a bullet in his shoulder. But as she’ll learn in Destroy Me, Warner is not that easy to get rid of…

A Tale of Sorcery
By Chris Colfer
Series A Tale of Magic #3
It’s almost been a year since Brystal made a deal with Death to find and destroy the Immortal in exchange for her life. To make matters worse, something dark and malignant has risen from deep. To stop this new evil, the fairies and witches must work with all the kingdoms and territories, including the Righteous Brotherhood and their Army of the Dead. But is the threat more familiar than they expected?
A New Knight By Sam Kerr
Series Kicking Goals #2
After a rough start, Sam Kerr settles in to playing soccer for the Knights.
But there’s so much to learn – new rules and positions and strategies … Lately, it seems like soccer is the only thing she can think about.
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Small Spaces
By Katherine Arden
Series Small Spaces #1
An ancient curse robbed Gemma Fisher of everything that matters most—her friends, her family and the guy she loves. But now that she found the scroll that binds the curse, she finally has a chance to get her old life back. She just needs to destroy the scroll—but it’s not as easy as she hoped.


by Kyla Miller

Series A Click #2
A beautiful message to readers that although you can feel bad for a person you are not responsible for their happiness.
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Séance Tea Party
By Reimena Yee
After watching her circle of friends seemingly fade away, Lora is determined to still have fun on her own, so when a tea party leads Lora to discovering Alexa, the ghost that haunts her house, they soon become best friends. (Goodreads)

Can’t decide between Drama, Crime and Fantasy?

The Boy who made Everyone Laugh
By Helen Rutter
Billy is an eleven-year-old boy with a big dream. He wants to be a stand-up comedian when he grows up: delivering pinpoint punch-lines and having audiences hang on his every hilarious word. A tough career for anyone, but surely impossible for Billy, who has a stammer. How will he find his voice, if his voice won’t let him speak? (Publisher)
The Ghost of Howlers Beach
By Jackie French
Jackie French is regarded as one of the most popular Australian children’s authors. This book is a lovely story of hope that crosses historical mystery / realistic fiction.
Wishyouwas – The tiny guardian of lost letters by Alexandra Page
A thrilling animal adventure filled with a magical underworld. This one is heart warming story showing the positives of kindness and generosity.


There is no big bad wolf in this story
By Deborah Allwright, & Lou Carter
The Big Bad Wolf is late. Again! The Three Little Pigs are grumpy, and Grandma is annoyed. But how is Wolf supposed to be in two stories at the same time? Wolf has had enough. There will be no more Big Bad Wolf in this story! (Publisher)
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The River
By Sally Morgan
The River takes the reader on a journey of what their eyes can see and their ears can hear. See green ants crawling, hear frogs croaking, a goanna running, a fish splashing… Sally Morgan’s beautiful words and Johnny Warrkatja Malibirr’s sensitive artwork combine to make this a unique, distinctive children’s picture book with global appeal. (Goodreads)

Looking for a giggle?

Megamonster by David Williams
A fast paced book with lots of characters (comical voices will be a must for this one). Funny and engaging with lots of cheesy jokes!
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Gangsta granny strikes again
By David Williams

Ben is getting used to life without his beloved granny. She was a cabbage enthusiast, a Scrabble partner and an international jewel thief known as The Black Cat. Follow the story World-famous treasures are stolen in the dead of night and the clues point to none other than The Black Cat! But that’s impossible!

Ebooks and Audiobooks on Sora & Wheelers

A Wonder Story – The Julian Chapter
By R. J. Palacio
Wonder is the story of August Pullman, an ordinary kid with an extraordinary face. Now comes ‘The Julian Chapter’. Julian’s side to the story is thought provoking, heart-breaking and a must read!
Invisible Emmie
By Terri Libenson

If you are a fan of Raina Telgemeier this is the perfect match for you. A funny debut graphic novel telling the story of two very different girls.

Nanny Piggins and the Runaway Lion
By R.A. Spratt
Book #3 in the series
With a runaway lion loose in the neighbourhood, Derrick, Samantha and Michael feel scared. Nanny Piggins feels like a slice of cake. In this third action-packed book of adventures, Nanny Piggins tames a lion and a lion tamer. (Sora)

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