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65-Storey Treehouse, The

Andy Griffiths

2015    384 pages    (Pan)

Call #: JF G   

Andy and Terry's amazing 65-storey treehouse now has a pet-grooming salon, a birthday room where it's always your birthday (even when it's not), a room full of exploding eyeballs, a lollipop shop, a quicksand pit, an ant farm, a time machine and Tree-NN: a 24-hour-a-day TV news centre keeping you up to date with all the latest treehouse news, current events and gossip. Well, what are you waiting for? Come on up!

Andy and Terry's amazing 65-storey treehouse now has a pet-grooming salon, a birthday room where it's always your birthday (even when it's not), a room full of exploding eyeballs, a lollipop shop, a quicksand pit, an ant farm, a time machine and Tree-NN: a 24-hour-a-day TV news centre keeping you up to date with all the latest treehouse news, current events and gossip. Well, what are you waiting for? Come on up! [less]

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78-Storey Treehouse, The

Andy Griffiths

2016    384 pages    (Macmillan Children's Books)

Call #: JF G   

The next storey in the wildly popular Treehouse series!Join Andy and Terry in their spectacular new 78-storey treehouse.They've added 13 new levels including a drive-thru car wash, a combining machine, a scribbletorium, an ALL-BALL sports stadium, Andyland, Terrytown, a high-security potato chip storage facility and an open-air movie theatre.Well, what are you waiting for? Come on up!

The next storey in the wildly popular Treehouse series!Join Andy and Terry in their spectacular new 78-storey treehouse.They've added 13 new levels including a drive-thru car wash, a combining machine, a scribbletorium, an ALL-BALL sports stadium, Andyland, Terrytown, a high-security potato chip storage facility and an open-air movie theatre.Well, what are you waiting for? Come on up! [less]

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A Cidade dos Ratos

Emily Rodda

2010    158 pages   

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Accidental Adventurer

Wendy Harmer

2013    96 pages    (Scholastic Australia)

Call #: JF H   

Everything is A-OK in the world of Ava Anne Appleton. She lives with her mum, dad and her dog Angus, at number 3A Australia Avenue. Life is perfectly orderly-just how she likes it. But then, the Appleton family heads off on a grand adventure for a whole year. Ava is horrified! But when Ava meets the wild and zippy Zander, she starts to wonder - maybe this adventurous life, and a little bit of disorder, mightn't be so bad after all!

Everything is A-OK in the world of Ava Anne Appleton. She lives with her mum, dad and her dog Angus, at number 3A Australia Avenue. Life is perfectly orderly-just how she likes it. But then, the Appleton family heads off on a grand adventure for a whole year. Ava is horrified! But when Ava meets the wild and zippy Zander, she starts to wonder - maybe this adventurous life, and a little bit of disorder, mightn't be so bad after all! [less]

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Alice-Miranda in Paris

Jacqueline Harvey

2013    328 pages    (Random House Australia)

Call #: JF H   

Alice-Miranda and her friends are in Paris with a group of teachers from Winchesterfield-Downsfordvale and the Fayle School for Boys. The students have a very exciting opportunity: to sing at Paris Fashion Week. The amazing city is humming with excitement and outrageous fashion choices u quite often coming from Mr Lipp, the children's choir conductor. But a couple of France's best known designers are harbouring serious secrets, and when Christian Fontaine has some hugely expensive fabric stolen [...]

Alice-Miranda and her friends are in Paris with a group of teachers from Winchesterfield-Downsfordvale and the Fayle School for Boys. The students have a very exciting opportunity: to sing at Paris Fashion Week. The amazing city is humming with excitement and outrageous fashion choices u quite often coming from Mr Lipp, the children's choir conductor. But a couple of France's best known designers are harbouring serious secrets, and when Christian Fontaine has some hugely expensive fabric stolen just days before his show, Alice-Miranda and her friends realise there is a darker side to the glitz and glamour of the famous city. [less]

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass

Lewis Carroll

2012    288 pages    (Penguin Press/Classics)

Call #: JF C   

This is the "Penguin English Library Edition" of A"lice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass" by Lewis Carroll. '"Curiouser and curiouser!" cried Alice (she was so surprised, that for the moment she quite forgot how to speak good English). "Now I'm opening out like the largest telescope that ever was! Goodbye, feet!"' 'I had sent my heroine straight down a rabbit-hole ...without the least idea what was to happen afterwards,' wrote Lewis Carroll, describing how Alice was [...]

This is the "Penguin English Library Edition" of A"lice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass" by Lewis Carroll. '"Curiouser and curiouser!" cried Alice (she was so surprised, that for the moment she quite forgot how to speak good English). "Now I'm opening out like the largest telescope that ever was! Goodbye, feet!"' 'I had sent my heroine straight down a rabbit-hole ...without the least idea what was to happen afterwards,' wrote Lewis Carroll, describing how Alice was conjured up one 'golden afternoon' in 1862 to entertain his child-friend Alice Liddell. His dream worlds of nonsensical Wonderland and the back-to-front Looking Glass kingdom depict order turned upside-down: a baby turns into a pig, time is abandoned at a disorderly tea-party and a chaotic game of chess makes a seven-year-old girl a Queen. But amongst the anarchic humour and sparkling word play, puzzles and riddles, are poignant moments of nostalgia for lost childhood. "The Penguin English Library" - 100 editions of the best fiction in English, from the eighteenth century and the very first novels to the beginning of the First World War. [less]

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Amazing Matilda Mudpuddle, The

Gordon Winch

2005    64 pages    (New Frontier Publishing)

Call #: JF W   

5000 word illustrated reader, perfect for those struggling eight-year-old readers who need a little fun to get going. After Matilda eats beans on toast, (the beans were a present her grandfather brought back for her from a trekking tour in Tibet!) she finds herself rising up to the ceiling. Luckily for Matilda, her father is a mad scientist who discovers how to bring her back down to earth - but not for long!

5000 word illustrated reader, perfect for those struggling eight-year-old readers who need a little fun to get going. After Matilda eats beans on toast, (the beans were a present her grandfather brought back for her from a trekking tour in Tibet!) she finds herself rising up to the ceiling. Luckily for Matilda, her father is a mad scientist who discovers how to bring her back down to earth - but not for long! [less]

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Amy's Secret

Ellie Royce

2008    160 pages    (ABC Books)

Call #: JF R   

You can write anything in a letterbook. There's just one rule: you can't tell anyone else what's in it. Letterbook #1: "Dear Ames, I was wondering if you wanna start a letterbook with me? While I was on hols in Tassie, my cousin Hannah showed me this book. It was just a school exercise book, okay, but it was all decorated and glittered up. Inside, she and her friend Olivia had taken turns writing letters to each other, but not just letters - there were photos, stuff cut out from magazines, [...]

You can write anything in a letterbook. There's just one rule: you can't tell anyone else what's in it.

Letterbook #1: "Dear Ames,
I was wondering if you wanna start a letterbook with me?
While I was on hols in Tassie, my cousin Hannah showed me this book. It was just a school exercise book, okay, but it was all decorated and glittered up. Inside, she and her friend Olivia had taken turns writing letters to each other, but not just letters - there were photos, stuff cut out from magazines, tickets from movies they saw together, even choccie wrappers!"

Jess and Amy haven't always been close. But when they start a letterbook, dark secrets are revealed and a deep friendship is forged. [less]

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Andy Roid and the Missing Agent

Felice Arena

2013    81 pages    (Puffin)

Call #: JF A   

Andy Roid #9: Andy and Judd have blown their cover - so when Judd goes missing, can Andy risk going after him? With the police, the Agency and the evil Blaireau Corporation looking for him, this time it's Andy versus the world!

Andy Roid #9: Andy and Judd have blown their cover - so when Judd goes missing, can Andy risk going after him? With the police, the Agency and the evil Blaireau Corporation looking for him, this time it's Andy versus the world! [less]

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Andy Roid and the Tracks of Death

Felice Arena

2013    86 pages    (Puffin Books)

Call #: JF A   

Andy Roid #8: Andy and Judd are undercover in Switzerland. Their mission is to find the headquarters of the evil Blaireau Corporation, but why is Judd so freaked out? One thing's for sure, Andy's upgraded powers and hardware are certainly going to get a workout!

Andy Roid #8: Andy and Judd are undercover in Switzerland. Their mission is to find the headquarters of the evil Blaireau Corporation, but why is Judd so freaked out? One thing's for sure, Andy's upgraded powers and hardware are certainly going to get a workout! [less]

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Andy Roid and the Unexpected Mission

Felice Arena

2013    79 pages    (Puffin)

Call #: JF A   

Andy Road #7: It's official - Andy's joining the secret service. But when he's sent on a job halfway through his training, is he up to the challenge? With no back-up and no experience, this life-or-death mission will be the ultimate test!

Andy Road #7: It's official - Andy's joining the secret service. But when he's sent on a job halfway through his training, is he up to the challenge? With no back-up and no experience, this life-or-death mission will be the ultimate test! [less]

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Angel Creek

Sally Rippin

2013    152 pages    (Text Publishing Company)

Call #: JF R   

It's Christmas Eve and twelve-year-old Jelly is unhappy in her family's new house. Then she finds a baby angel in the creek, and things get really complicated . . . Angel Creek is a perfect starting point for discussing topics such as the transition to high school, dealing with fear, and learning who you are.

It's Christmas Eve and twelve-year-old Jelly is unhappy in her family's new house. Then she finds a baby angel in the creek, and things get really complicated . . . Angel Creek is a perfect starting point for discussing topics such as the transition to high school, dealing with fear, and learning who you are. [less]

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Arch Rivals

Michael Hyde

2006    114 pages    (HGE)

Call #: JF H   

Change the Game: Another great book in the Change the Game series. The Scorpions are up against their arch rivals in this match. What will be the final score at this showdown? Ages 8-12.

Change the Game: Another great book in the Change the Game series. The Scorpions are up against their arch rivals in this match. What will be the final score at this showdown? Ages 8-12. [less]

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Arnie Avery

Sue Walker

2010    138 pages    (Walker Books)

Call #: JF W   

Things are going from bad to worse for Arnie. But ain't it weird how your life can turn around? Lately Arnie's life has been the pits. He's got a date with a bully and now he's in big trouble at school. Don't even mention things at home - it's as if his family has been replaced by aliens. In fact, nothing's been right for Arnie since last spring. Then one day everything changes.

Things are going from bad to worse for Arnie. But ain't it weird how your life can turn around? Lately Arnie's life has been the pits. He's got a date with a bully and now he's in big trouble at school. Don't even mention things at home - it's as if his family has been replaced by aliens. In fact, nothing's been right for Arnie since last spring. Then one day everything changes. [less]

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Art2-D2's Guide to Folding and Doodling: An Origami Yoda Activity Book

Tom Angleberger

2013    176 pages    (Abrams)

Call #: JF A   

A companion to the Origami Yoda series, this doodle and activity book will include instructions for making: origami Star Wars characters; block and bubble lettering; your own comic book; a Chapstick rocket; Star Wars smileys; fake knuckle cracks; pencil games and much more.

A companion to the Origami Yoda series, this doodle and activity book will include instructions for making: origami Star Wars characters; block and bubble lettering; your own comic book; a Chapstick rocket; Star Wars smileys; fake knuckle cracks; pencil games and much more. [less]

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Artemis Fowl and the Last Guardian

Eoin Colfer

2012    306 pages    (Puffin)

Call #: JF C   

Artemis Fowl # 8: Seemingly nothing in this world daunts the young criminal mastermind Artemis Fowl. In the fairy world, however, there is a small thing that has gotten under his skin on more than one occasion: Opal Koboi. In The Last Guardian, the evil pixie is wreaking havoc yet again. This time his arch rival has somehow reanimated dead fairy warriors who were buried in the grounds of Fowl Manor. Their spirits have possessed Artemis’s little brothers, making his siblings even more annoying [...]

Artemis Fowl # 8: Seemingly nothing in this world daunts the young criminal mastermind Artemis Fowl. In the fairy world, however, there is a small thing that has gotten under his skin on more than one occasion: Opal Koboi. In The Last Guardian, the evil pixie is wreaking havoc yet again. This time his arch rival has somehow reanimated dead fairy warriors who were buried in the grounds of Fowl Manor. Their spirits have possessed Artemis’s little brothers, making his siblings even more annoying than usual. The warriors don’t seem to realize that the battle they were fighting when they died—a battle against Artemis—is long over. Artemis has until sunrise to get the spirits to vacate his brothers and go back into the earth where they belong. Can he count on a certain LEPrecon fairy to join him in what could well be his last stand?

New York Times best-selling author and comic genius Eoin Colfer will leave Artemis Fowl fans gasping up to the very end of this thrilling finale to the blockbuster series. [less]

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Bad Grammar

Nathan Luff

2013    304 pages    (Walker Books)

Call #: JF L   

Marcus Grady is a warrior. He knows how to slay a dragon and rescue a pretty princess from imminent danger. He’s an expert and could in fact write a warrior’s guide, but that’s only in computer games. In real life, Marcus is an average 11 year old who just wants to be left alone, But an accident in the library one day sparks the attention of the librarian. And this nosy teacher’s suggestion that Marcus be sent to a school for young boys in the middle of the nowhere is just the solution [...]

Marcus Grady is a warrior. He knows how to slay a dragon and rescue a pretty princess from imminent danger. He’s an expert and could in fact write a warrior’s guide, but that’s only in computer games.
In real life, Marcus is an average 11 year old who just wants to be left alone, But an accident in the library one day sparks the attention of the librarian. And this nosy teacher’s suggestion that Marcus be sent to a school for young boys in the middle of the nowhere is just the solution his parents have been searching for to fix his antisocial ways.
When Marcus arrives at Bourkely Boys Grammar he soon realises it’s called “Bad” Grammar by the students for a reason. Why do the powerful prefects seem to be controlling everything? And who is the scary Principal Dempster with his albino dingo? There’s no way that Marcus is going to stay in this place, but escape may be harder than slaying a dragon. [less]

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Bad Grammar

Nathan Luff

2013    302 pages    (JF L)

Bad Grammar. The prestigious reform school for gentlemen, bullies and warriors. When Marcus Grady arrives at Bourkely Boys Grammar he soon realises its called Bad Grammar by the students for a reason. Theres no way that Marcus is going to stay in this place, but escape may be harder than slaying a dragon.

Bad Grammar. The prestigious reform school for gentlemen, bullies and warriors. When Marcus Grady arrives at Bourkely Boys Grammar he soon realises its called Bad Grammar by the students for a reason. Theres no way that Marcus is going to stay in this place, but escape may be harder than slaying a dragon. [less]

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Bad News for Milk Bay

Moya Simons

2009    125 pages    (Walker Books)

Call #: JF S   

The Walk Right In Detective Agency #4: David has to save Horatio Brown from being driven out of his house - and his mind - by a greedy nephew in the fourth book of this junior detective series. When David is dragged to a boring council meeting with his dad, he hears that Horatio Brown is selling his property to developers who plan to turn it into a massive tourist site for Milk Bay. Movie theatres, fun parks, shopping centres - cool! But David wonders why Mr Brown is selling up and he finds out [...]

The Walk Right In Detective Agency #4: David has to save Horatio Brown from being driven out of his house - and his mind - by a greedy nephew in the fourth book of this junior detective series. When David is dragged to a boring council meeting with his dad, he hears that Horatio Brown is selling his property to developers who plan to turn it into a massive tourist site for Milk Bay. Movie theatres, fun parks, shopping centres - cool! But David wonders why Mr Brown is selling up and he finds out that Mr Brown's nephew is acting on his behalf... it looks like mischief is afoot in Milk Bay once more. [less]

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Bear Called Paddington, A

Michael Bond

2013    144 pages    (HarperCollins Children's Books)

Call #: JF B   

Unabridged and illustrated in glorious full-colour throughout, this exquisite gift edition of the original story of Paddington, the classic bear from Darkest Peru, is truly to be treasured! "A bear? On Paddington station?" Mrs Brown looked at her husband in amazement. "Don't be silly, Henry. There can't be!" Paddington Bear had travelled all the way from Darkest Peru when the Brown family first met him on Paddington station. Since then their lives have never been quite the same...for ordinary [...]

Unabridged and illustrated in glorious full-colour throughout, this exquisite gift edition of the original story of Paddington, the classic bear from Darkest Peru, is truly to be treasured! "A bear? On Paddington station?" Mrs Brown looked at her husband in amazement. "Don't be silly, Henry. There can't be!" Paddington Bear had travelled all the way from Darkest Peru when the Brown family first met him on Paddington station. Since then their lives have never been quite the same...for ordinary things become quite extraordinary when a bear called Paddington is involved. [less]

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Belt Around My Bum, A

Martin Chatterton

2011    208 pages    (Little Hare Books)

Call #: JF C   

Willy must steal from the Queen, stop a man from marrying a tree, try not to upset a one-eyed squirrel, and save Yorick from being an ass--could this be the true story behind A Midsummer Night’s Dream? When a delusional King of the fairies tries to wage war on Queen Elizabeth I, Willy creates a distraction by slopping love potion in the drinks. Unfortunately, the wrong people drink the potion and mayhem ensues. Can Willy unravel the tangled state of affairs and the scrambled affairs of the [...]

Willy must steal from the Queen, stop a man from marrying a tree, try not to upset a one-eyed squirrel, and save Yorick from being an ass--could this be the true story behind A Midsummer Night’s Dream? When a delusional King of the fairies tries to wage war on Queen Elizabeth I, Willy creates a distraction by slopping love potion in the drinks. Unfortunately, the wrong people drink the potion and mayhem ensues. Can Willy unravel the tangled state of affairs and the scrambled affairs of the heart? [less]

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Best Ballgirl, The

Pat Flynn

2011    92 pages    (Puffin)

When Kristen learns that her favourite professional tennis player is going to play at her club, she decides to become a ballgirl so she can be up close to the action. But standing in the way of getting the best net post in the house is Kristen's biggest rival, Sally Starling, and Sally's mum Mrs Starling, who is in charge of selecting the ballkids. With best friends Liz and Bern determined to stir up trouble, not to mention set Kristen up with a cute guy named TJ, it's going to be a fine line [...]

When Kristen learns that her favourite professional tennis player is going to play at her club, she decides to become a ballgirl so she can be up close to the action. But standing in the way of getting the best net post in the house is Kristen's biggest rival, Sally Starling, and Sally's mum Mrs Starling, who is in charge of selecting the ballkids. With best friends Liz and Bern determined to stir up trouble, not to mention set Kristen up with a cute guy named TJ, it's going to be a fine line between getting aced and winning the approval of her idol, Maggie Stephenson, and the attention of TJ. [less]

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Better Homes and Gardens

Colin Thompson

2009    208 pages    (Random House Australia)

Call #: JF T   

The Floods #8: In Transylvania Waters Mordonna and Nerlin should be King and Queen—but there are some seriously nasty characters standing in their way After years on the run, the Floods are coming home—and just in time, too. Since Nerlin and Mordonna fled Transylvania Waters, things there have gone from worse to much worse. King Quatorze has bled the country dry. He's even sold everyone's shoelaces. It's time for a change, time for life with a lot less cabbage and a lot more chocolate. But [...]

The Floods #8: In Transylvania Waters Mordonna and Nerlin should be King and Queen—but there are some seriously nasty characters standing in their way After years on the run, the Floods are coming home—and just in time, too. Since Nerlin and Mordonna fled Transylvania Waters, things there have gone from worse to much worse. King Quatorze has bled the country dry. He's even sold everyone's shoelaces. It's time for a change, time for life with a lot less cabbage and a lot more chocolate. But the Floods have to get rid of the old king first. [less]

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Big Freeze, The

H. Badger

2012    96 pages    (Hardie Grant Egmont)

Call #: JF B   

Space Scout #2: Twelve-year-old Kip Kirby is going on his first space scout mission! But how fun will his mission be if his spaceship is acting like a grumpy babysitter?

Space Scout #2: Twelve-year-old Kip Kirby is going on his first space scout mission! But how fun will his mission be if his spaceship is acting like a grumpy babysitter? [less]

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Billionaire Boy

David Walliams

2011    288 pages    (HarperCollins Children's Books)

Call #: JF W   

A hilarious, touching and extraordinary new fable from David Walliams, number one bestseller and one of the fastest growing children’s author across the globe. Joe has a lot of reasons to be happy. About a billion of them, in fact. You see, Joe's rich. Really, really rich. Joe's got his own bowling alley, his own cinema, even his own butler who is also an orangutan. He's the wealthiest twelve-year-old in the land. Yes, Joe has absolutely everything he could possibly want. But there’s just [...]

A hilarious, touching and extraordinary new fable from David Walliams, number one bestseller and one of the fastest growing children’s author across the globe.

Joe has a lot of reasons to be happy. About a billion of them, in fact.

You see, Joe's rich. Really, really rich. Joe's got his own bowling alley, his own cinema, even his own butler who is also an orangutan. He's the wealthiest twelve-year-old in the land.

Yes, Joe has absolutely everything he could possibly want. But there’s just one thing he really needs: a friend… [less]

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Book of Complete Nonsense, The

Various

2013    288 pages    (Vintage Childrens Classics)

Call #: JF B   

Come bathe in stew, and dine on meals of eels or worms or jellied gnats, See shoes and ships and sealing wax and fuzzy bears and owls and cats, Depart for the Land where the Bong Tree grows or the Land of Bumbley Boo Find sky in your pie and teatrays in the sky and a place where mice say moo. But be warned of the things that lurk and linger, the creatures that snatch and shock Be sure to bamboozle the Blunderbat and beware the Jabberwock! If rhymes and riddles your brain have fried For shame! [...]

Come bathe in stew, and dine on meals of eels or worms or jellied gnats, See shoes and ships and sealing wax and fuzzy bears and owls and cats, Depart for the Land where the Bong Tree grows or the Land of Bumbley Boo Find sky in your pie and teatrays in the sky and a place where mice say moo. But be warned of the things that lurk and linger, the creatures that snatch and shock Be sure to bamboozle the Blunderbat and beware the Jabberwock! If rhymes and riddles your brain have fried For shame! then set this book aside, But daring children, more courageous, Will take a peek inside these pages...Includes exclusive material: In the Backstory you can have a go at creating your own nonsense verse! Vintage Children's Classics is a twenty-first century classics list aimed at 8-12 year olds and the adults in their lives. Discover timeless favourites from The Jungle Book and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland to modern classics such as The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. [less]

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Book Uncle and Me

Uma Krishnaswami

2016    96 pages    (Groundwood Books)

Call #: JF K   

Every day, nine-year-old Yasmin borrows a book from Book Uncle, a retired teacher who has set up a free lending library next to her apartment building. But when the mayor tries to shut down the rickety bookstand, Yasmin has to take her nose out of her book and do something.But what can she do? The local elections are coming up but she’s just a kid. She can’t even vote!Still, Yasmin has friends her best friend, Reeni, and Anil, who even has a black belt in karate. And she has grownup family [...]

Every day, nine-year-old Yasmin borrows a book from Book Uncle, a retired teacher who has set up a free lending library next to her apartment building. But when the mayor tries to shut down the rickety bookstand, Yasmin has to take her nose out of her book and do something.But what can she do? The local elections are coming up but she’s just a kid. She can’t even vote!Still, Yasmin has friends her best friend, Reeni, and Anil, who even has a black belt in karate. And she has grownup family and neighbors who, no matter how preoccupied they are, care about what goes on in their community.Then Yasmin remembers a story that Book Uncle selected for her. It’s an old folktale about a flock of doves trapped in a hunter’s net. The birds realize that if they all flap their wings at the same time, they can lift the net and fly to safety, where they seek the help of a friendly mole who chews a hole in the net and sets them free.And so the children get to work, launching a campaign to make sure the voices of the community are heard.An energetic, funny and quirky story that explores the themes of community activism, friendship, and the love of books. [less]

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Boris

Andrew Joyner

2012    68 pages    (Penguin Australia)

Call #: JF J   

MEET BORIS! He lives with his Mum and Dad in Hogg Bay. Their home is a bus that once travelled all over the world but now stays put in their garden. Boris wishes the bus would travel again . . . Then, one morning, Boris feels a jolt while he is eating his breakfast. Could it be? Is the bus really moving? Is Boris on an adventure at last? [...]

MEET BORIS!

He lives with his Mum and Dad in Hogg Bay. Their home is a bus that once travelled all over the world but now stays put in their garden. Boris wishes the bus would travel again . . .

Then, one morning, Boris feels a jolt while he is eating his breakfast. Could it be? Is the bus really moving? Is Boris on an adventure at last? [less]

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Born Wicked

Jessica Spotswood

2012    304 pages    (Razorbill)

Call #: JF S   

Romance, magic, and an age-old prophecy - this is the first in a new "YA" series from Razorbill. Our mother was a witch too, but she hid it better. I miss her. To me, the magic feels like a curse. According to the Brothers, it's devil-sent. Women who can do magic - they're either mad or wicked. So I will do everything in my power to protect myself and my sisters. Even if it means giving up my life - and my true love. Because if the Brothers discover our secret, we're destined for the asylum, or [...]

Romance, magic, and an age-old prophecy - this is the first in a new "YA" series from Razorbill. Our mother was a witch too, but she hid it better. I miss her. To me, the magic feels like a curse. According to the Brothers, it's devil-sent. Women who can do magic - they're either mad or wicked. So I will do everything in my power to protect myself and my sisters. Even if it means giving up my life - and my true love. Because if the Brothers discover our secret, we're destined for the asylum, or prison ...or death. Jessica Spotswood grew up in a tiny one-stoplight town in Pennsylvania. Now she lives in a gentrifying hipster neighbourhood in Washington, D.C. with her playwright husband and a cuddly cat named Monkey. She's never happier than when she's immersed in a good story, and swoony kissing scenes are her favourite. "Born Wicked" is her debut novel. [less]

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Borrowers, The

Mary Norton

2003    192 pages    (Sandpiper)

Call #: JF N   

The Borrowers—the Clock family: Homily, Pod, and their fourteen-year-old daughter, Arrietty, to be precise—are tiny people who live underneath the kitchen floor of an old English country manor. All their minuscule home furnishings, from postage stamp paintings to champagne cork chairs, are “borrowed” from the “human beans” who tromp around loudly above them. All is well until Pod is spotted upstairs by a human boy! Can the Clocks stay nested safely in their beloved hidden home, or [...]

The Borrowers—the Clock family: Homily, Pod, and their fourteen-year-old daughter, Arrietty, to be precise—are tiny people who live underneath the kitchen floor of an old English country manor. All their minuscule home furnishings, from postage stamp paintings to champagne cork chairs, are “borrowed” from the “human beans” who tromp around loudly above them. All is well until Pod is spotted upstairs by a human boy! Can the Clocks stay nested safely in their beloved hidden home, or will they be forced to flee? The British author Mary Norton won the Carnegie Medal for The Borrowers in 1952, the year it was first published in England. This repackaged paperback edition still has the delightful original black-and-white illustrations by Beth and Joe Krush inside. A charmer! Awards: 1952 Carnegie Medal, a Lewis Carroll Shelf Award Book Don’t miss the other classics in the Borrowers series: The Borrowers Afield, The Borrowers Afloat, The Borrowers Aloft, and The Borrowers Avenged. [less]

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Boy

Roald Dahl

2012    240 pages    (Random House)

Call #: JF D   

Roald Dahl's account of his childhood is now reissued in a beautiful hardcover format, with -- for the first time -- Quentin Blake's stunning illustrations. Roald Dahl writing about his own childhood is a treat for any Dahl fan -- young or old. These stories are warm, touching, funny and show the development of one of the UK's most treasured children's writers.

Roald Dahl's account of his childhood is now reissued in a beautiful hardcover format, with -- for the first time -- Quentin Blake's stunning illustrations. Roald Dahl writing about his own childhood is a treat for any Dahl fan -- young or old. These stories are warm, touching, funny and show the development of one of the UK's most treasured children's writers. [less]

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Boy

Roald Dahl

2013    192 pages    (Puffin)

Call #: JF D   

Throughout his young days at school and just afterwards, a number of things happened to Roald Dahl, which made such a tremendous impression he never forgot them. Boy is the remarkable story of Roald Dahl's childhood; tales of exciting and strange things - some funny, some frightening, all true.

Throughout his young days at school and just afterwards, a number of things happened to Roald Dahl, which made such a tremendous impression he never forgot them. Boy is the remarkable story of Roald Dahl's childhood; tales of exciting and strange things - some funny, some frightening, all true. [less]

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Boy Versus Rat Dog

Justin D'Ath

2013    184 pages    (Penguin Books Australia)

Call #: JF D   

Lost World Circus #4: Colt Lawless is on the run, suddenly famous, and more than a little superhuman. But can he save the last animals on earth? Colt doesn't know his own strength. When a showdown with a $100,000 Rat Dog has tragic consequences, his arch enemy, Officer Katt, seeks revenge. She steals the thing that matters most to Colt, right when his superpowers seem to have disappeared. But superpowers or not, Birdy and Colt are on the case, and the secrets they uncover could change Colt's [...]

Lost World Circus #4: Colt Lawless is on the run, suddenly famous, and more than a little superhuman. But can he save the last animals on earth? Colt doesn't know his own strength. When a showdown with a $100,000 Rat Dog has tragic consequences, his arch enemy, Officer Katt, seeks revenge. She steals the thing that matters most to Colt, right when his superpowers seem to have disappeared. But superpowers or not, Birdy and Colt are on the case, and the secrets they uncover could change Colt's life forever. [less]

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Bravest Kid I've Ever Known, The

Christopher Milne

2012    96 pages    (Hardie Grant Egmont)

Call #: JF M   

Naughty Stories for Good Boys and Girls: A book of naughty stories for good boys and girlsThese disgusting stories are for good boys and girls only. Naughty children will only be tempted to sickie-burp in someone's face, or spread nasty rumors, or blame a stinky fart on someone else. You've been warned!

Naughty Stories for Good Boys and Girls: A book of naughty stories for good boys and girlsThese disgusting stories are for good boys and girls only. Naughty children will only be tempted to sickie-burp in someone's face, or spread nasty rumors, or blame a stinky fart on someone else. You've been warned! [less]

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Brilliant Bites for Boys

Jane Godwin, Danny Katz, Jen Storer, Patricia Wrightson, Mitch Vane, David Cox, Gus Gordon

327 pages    (Puffin)

Inside this book are singing pets, zooming rides, surprising birthdays and parent-free zones. If this sounds like a whole bunch of fun, then Brilliant Bites for Boys is the book for you! This exciting collection of Bites from the much-loved series has been specially put together for boys.

Inside this book are singing pets, zooming rides, surprising birthdays and parent-free zones. If this sounds like a whole bunch of fun, then Brilliant Bites for Boys is the book for you! This exciting collection of Bites from the much-loved series has been specially put together for boys. [less]

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Bugs from Beyond

Shane Crawford, Adrian Beck

2014    85 pages    (Puffin)

Call #: JF C   

Crawf's Kick it to Nick #3: After a long first half of the season, the Crocs might finally have a chance to win a game. But when mutant bugs start burrowing up from beneath the oval to attack, there may not even be a team left to take the field. If Nick and his friends can't figure out how to stop the bugs, losing the game will be the least of their problems! Make it your goal to collect every Kick it to Nick! Brent 'Boomer' Harvey, AFL Star.

Crawf's Kick it to Nick #3: After a long first half of the season, the Crocs might finally have a chance to win a game. But when mutant bugs start burrowing up from beneath the oval to attack, there may not even be a team left to take the field. If Nick and his friends can't figure out how to stop the bugs, losing the game will be the least of their problems! Make it your goal to collect every Kick it to Nick! Brent 'Boomer' Harvey, AFL Star. [less]

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