5 & 6’s Easter Holiday Reading


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New Girl
by Laura Sieveking

Ella has started at her new high school, and Eden College is everything she hoped it would be. She is getting to know her new friends and enjoying everything Eden has to o er. Until things start to get complicated. She accidently insults Saskia, the school diva, there could be a ghost in the dorm and items have started to mysteriously disappear. Can Ella catch the Eden thief? (Goodreads)
Wolf Girl
by Anh Do

When disaster separates Gwen from her family, she must fend for herself, all alone in the wilderness. Luckily, she’s not alone for long … When a wolf puppy, a labrador, chihuahua, and greyhound want to make friends, Gwen discovers talents she didn’t know she possessed. It will take all her new skills and strength just to survive. Will Gwen fulfil her destiny to become the one and only … Wolf Girl? (Back cover)
Wednesday Weeks and the Tower of Shadows by Denis Knight and Cristy Burne
Wednesday Weeks never wanted to be a sorcerer’s apprentice. She’d rather study science than magic. But when her cloak-wearing, staff-wielding grandpa is captured by a power-hungry goblin king, Wednesday must find a way to embrace her magical heritage and rescue him from the dreaded Tower of Shadows. Luckily, she’s not alone. Her best friend Alfie is a prime-number fan and robotics expert who’s all-in on Wednesday’s epic plan involving parallel universes, swords of power, and a wise-cracking talking skull. (Publisher)


Exit Through the Gift Shop
by Maryam Master
Anahita Rosalind Ghorban-Galaszczuk is discovering that life is absurd. As if dying of cancer at the age of 12.5 isn’t bad enough, she still has to endure daily insults from her nemesis, Alyssa (Queen Mean) Anderson. Ana’s on a wild rollercoaster of life and death, kindness and cruelty, ordinary and extraordinary. And she’s got a few things to do before she exits. (Publisher)
My Brother Ben
by Peter Carnavas
Luke and his big brother Ben spend the summer on the banks of Cabbage Tree Creek. Quiet Luke sketches birds, while Ben leaps off the Jumping Tree. The boys couldn’t be more different but they share the same dream: winning a boat so they can explore the creek properly. Then Ben starts high school and the boys drift apart. When Luke catches Ben sneaking out at night, he knows his brother’s up to something, but what? A timeless story of birds and boats, and of brotherly love that is bigger than a wedge-tailed eagle, bigger than the sky. (Publisher)  

Aster’s Good, Right things
by Kate Gordon

Eleven-year-old Aster attends a school for gifted kids, but she doesn’t think she’s special at all. If she was, her mother wouldn’t have left. Each day Aster must do a good, right thing-a challenge she sets herself, to make someone else’s life better. Nobody can know about her things, because then they won’t count. And if she doesn’t do them, she’s sure everything will go wrong. Then she meets Xavier. He has his own kind of special missions to make life better. When they do these missions together, Aster feels free, but if she stops doing her good, right things will everything fall apart? (Publisher)
Devils in Danger
by Samantha Wheeler

Eleven-year-old Killarney thinks school is boring. She’d much rather be exploring the wilderness around her Tasmanian hometown or helping her hairdresser mum. When strange things start to happen – ear-splitting screams in the dead of night and missing items found under the house – there’s even less chance of Killarney doing her schoolwork. She’s too busy solving the mystery. Before long, Killarney discovers the culprit- a wild Tasmanian devil, denning under the house! Killarney is excited, but many of the locals are terrified. When rumours about dangerous devils begin spreading, Killarney is determined to protect her precious visitor. But can she convince an entire town these wild creatures are worth saving?
Augustin and The Hot Air Balloon
by David Metzenthen

Augustin is a poor boy who lives in a barn. Celine is a rich girl who lives in a mighty palace. Together they escape into the sky… only to land in a world of terrible trouble and dangerous secrets!  TROVE
Einstein the Penguin
by Iona Rangeley

When the Stewarts spend a sunny, frosty December day at London Zoo, they’re enchanted by one small penguin. At the delight of young Imogen and Arthur, Mrs Stewart insists the penguin ‘must come and stay with them whenever he likes.’ But not one Stewart expects the penguin to turn up at their door that evening, rucksack labelled ‘Einstein’ on his back… The family’s new feathered friend helps Arthur to come out of his shell and makes massive demands on Imogen’s amateur sleuthing. But together they must find out why Einstein came to them and they must keep away from the mysterious white-coat man. (Publisher)

Mel and Shell
by Julie Lawrinson

Shell and Mel are best friends, united by their love of ABBA. But when Scary Sharon decides she wants to be friends with Shell, and Mel begins acting strangely, things start changing fast. Confiding in her pen pal from 1829, Shell discovers she has a lot to learn about loyalty, honesty, and roller skating. (Publisher)
The Travelling Bookshop
by Katrina Nannestad

From the beloved author of The Girl, the Dog and the Writer in Rome and We Are Wolves comes an enchanting series for young readers. The right book might just change your life … (Goodreads)
Xavier in the Meantime
by Kate Gordon
Sometimes Xavier wakes up feeling hopeless. Every new doctor … this will fix it. Removing him from school … this will fix it. The therapy group … this will fix it. Can Xavier learn to cherish the moments in between the struggles—the moments in the meantime? (Goodreads)


The Memory Thief
by Leonie Agnew

A lonely troll and a fierce, spiky girl form an unlikely alliance in Leonie Agnew’s extraordinary novel for children aged 9 years and up. Seth has been trapped behind the iron bars of the public gardens for as long as he can remember. By day he’s frozen as a statue of a shepherd boy, but as soon as the sun sets he roams the park, ravenously hungry. He is a troll, and the food he seeks is human memories. Then he meets Stella. There’s something so different about her – Seth doesn’t want her memories. He simply wants to talk to her. But there’s someone else in the garden who sees Stella as a threat…and a meal. Captivating, spine-tingling and surprising, this is a novel that holds you spellbound. What is Stella trying to forget? What are the memories that Seth is piecing together? And will he ever escape the lonely garden and start truly living?
Into the Sideways World
by Ross Welford

When twelve-year-olds Willa and Manny hear of a mysterious animal prowling their town, they are determined to prove it is real. Following it into a cave one full moon, they are swept into an alternative world — one where pollution and conflict were conquered decades ago. But no one believes them, and with a global war looming in out world their quest for proof becomes ever-more urgent, in a nail-biting race against time. And once you find a perfect world, can you ever leave it behind…? (Publisher)
by Alexandra Page

Set in London 1952, a young girl named Penny discovers a little creature trying to steal a letter from her uncle’s post office. However, she discovers that the creature, named Wishyouwas, is not a thief, but a sorter. He is part of a secret, underground organisation that rescues, sorts and delivers lost letters. What follows is a wonderful adventure where Penny and Wishyouwas tries to save the other guardians of lost letters from a Royal Mail Rat Catcher to save the Christmas delivery.   


The Valley of Lost Secrets
by Lesley Parr

September 1939. When Jimmy is evacuated to a small village in Wales, it couldn’t be more different from London. Green, quiet and full of strangers, he instantly feels out of place. But then he finds a skull hidden in a tree, and suddenly the valley is more frightening than the war. Who can Jimmy trust? His brother is too little; his best friend has changed. Finding an ally in someone he never expects, they set out together to uncover the secrets that lie with the skull. What they discover will change Jimmy — and the village — forever.
The Extremely Embarrassing Life of Lottie Brooks
by Katie Kirby

Lottie navigates the many perils of growing up in this fantastically funny new illustrated series for a 9-12 audience, filled with friendship, embarrassing moments and plenty of lols. Hilarious, relatable and full of heart, for fans of funny and chaotic family stories.
The Catastrophic Friendship Fails of Lottie Brooks
by Katie Kirby

Lottie Brooks is back for spring term at secondary school and with her best friends Jess and Molly at her side, she can face anything. No more trying to impress mean girls Amber and Poppy. And absolutely no more being nicknamed Cucumber Girl. Plus, the spring musical means Lottie can dazzle her mega-crush Daniel with her talent as a singing crustacean. But her friendship with Jess and Molly seems to be going off the rails however much she tries to keep them all together. What’s she going to do? Three isn’t really a crowd . . . is it? (Publisher)


While still inspiring rebel girls of the world to dream bigger, aim higher, and fight harder, this sequel is bigger than each of us, bigger than our individual hopes, and certainly bigger than our fears.
Powerful and inspiring: here are seven stirring stories about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who helped shape Australia. Each colourful spread in this illustrated book tells the story of incredible Indigenous Australians – such as Patyegarang, the young Darug woman who taught a First Fleet officer her language; Bungaree, the Kuring-gai nautical adventurer and Ngarrindjeri inventor and visionary David Unaipon.

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