The New David Espinoza

This own voices story from the acclaimed author of The Closest I’ve Come unflinchingly examines steroid abuse and male body dysmorphia. Perfect for fans of Jason Reynolds and Matt De La Peña. David Espinoza is tired of being messed with. When a video of him getting knocked down by a bully’s slap goes viral at […]

Night Ride into Danger

From one of Australia’s best-loved storytellers comes an exciting mystery adventure story set in 1874 about the Cobb & Co. It’s a dark and dangerous journey for the Cobb and Co night mail coach, but when his coach-driver father is injured, young Jem Donovan must take the reins. Surely a boy like Jem can’t handle […]

Foxheart

Orphan. Thief. Witch. A classic fantasy-adventure reminiscent of Howl’s Moving Castle from New York Times–bestselling author Claire Legrand. Twelve-year-old Quicksilver lives as a thief in the sleepy town of Willow-on-the-River. Her only companions are her faithful dog and partner in crime, Fox – and Sly Boots, the shy boy who lets her live in his […]

The Naughtiest Unicorn

Mira has always dreamed of having her very own unicorn, so she’s over the moon when she finally gets her invitation to Unicorn School! But Dave isn’t quite the elegant, sparkling unicorn she’s been dreaming of… he’s more grumpy than glittery and loves to snooze and eat donuts! But Dave has hidden strengths – he’s […]

The Ugly Duckling

A lively retelling of the classic story by Hans Christian Andersen for young English Language learners, with bright and engaging illustrations. Andersen’s story of the Ugly Duckling, rejected by his family, bullied by the other farm animals, lonely and miserable and often in danger until he realises his magnificent true nature, has become one of […]

All the Things We Do in the Dark

Sadie meets Girl in Pieces in this dark, emotional thriller by acclaimed author Saundra Mitchell. Something happened to Ava. The curving scar on her face is proof. Ava would rather keep that something hidden – buried deep in her heart and her soul. But in the woods on the outskirts of town, the traces of […]

The Baobab Tree

A lively African folktale about a complaining tree getting its comeuppance, with fabulous colourful illustrations. Long ago, when the gods made the world, they created the Baobab tree… and the Baobab tree was not happy. It didn’t like the sun and the rain and the wind. It didn’t like animals and birds that settled in […]

Lift-the-Flap First Q and A: How Can I Be Kind?

The latest addition to Christine Pym’s feelings titles in the popular First Questions & Answers series, using the wonderful world of bugs to explore the importance of kindness. This beautiful book explores how to be kind and why kindness is so important. It’s not just about being kind to others, it’s about being kind to […]

Lottie Luna and the Giant Gargoyle (Book 4)

Meet werewolf extraordinaire… Lottie Luna. Beautiful black and white illustrations throughout. Lottie Luna is a werewolf. She’s super-fast, super-strong and has X-ray vision. Lottie doesn’t really like to use her skills, though – she just wants to be like everyone else. But when Lottie’s school holds its yearly talent competition, she finds that she might […]