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A new YA Series by Gabrielle Lord.


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Gabrielle Lord is an Australian writer who has been described as Australia’s first lady of crime.

Currently, she’s working on a new YA Trilogy “48 Hours’ in which two teen investigators crack three different crimes.


The Vanishing (48 Hours #1)   Book 1 in the 48 Hours Trilogy by Gabrielle Lord…. The Vanishing ( in our library now).

One kidnapping. One cold case. Two amateur investigators. Only 48 hours to solve the crime …Jazz’s best friend Anika has been kidnapped! She can’t call the cops, so Jazz forges a shaky truce with her brilliant nemesis, Phoenix, to help her investigate. Together, they uncover clues and crime scene evidence. Sneaking into a forensic lab, they test DNA, fingerprints and more, to piece the clues together. The results are shocking. Could it really lead to a twenty-year-old murder case? In a race against time, Jazz and Phoenix only have 48 HOURS to collect the evidence, profile the kidnapper and find their schoolmate’s location, or Anika will die. The clock is ticking …

Image result for 48 hours book 2 gabrielle lord  Book 2  in the 48 hours Trilogy by Gabrielle Lord……The Medusa Curse ( in our library now).

Vicious thieves smash a cursed Medusa statue and steal the supercomputer Sapphire in a terrifying museum raid. Jazz and Phoenix are first on the scene and they soon find themselves in the midst of a dangerous mystery.

Their friend and museum owner, Dr Zhang, is the prime suspect, but he is nowhere to be found. Determined to prove him innocent and find Sapphire, Jazz and Phoenix have just 48 hours to follow the trail of evidence before it goes cold. Will the amateur investigators discover that a centuries-old curse has struck again, or is something even more sinister going on?

The clock is ticking…

Book 3 in the 48 Hours Trilogy by Gabrielle Lord…. Crocodile Heist  ( coming Soon).


Gabrielle Lord is the author of the popular series “Conspiracy 365” , for ages 9+ , which is also available in our library.

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Something a little different from Emily Rodda…….shortlisted 2018

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Emily Rodda is an Australian children’s book author, best-known for the Deltora Quest, Rowan of Rin and Rondo series.

We have her latest book in our library now “The Shop at Hooper’s Bend” which has been short-listed by The Children’s book Council of Australia this year.

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From one of Australia’s most renowned children’s authors, this is a story about coming home when you didn’t even know that was where you belonged.

When Quil Medway gets on the train, she thinks she knows where and how her journey will end. At camp. With another school holiday spent surrounded by people, but feeling alone.

Quil doesn’t know how wrong she is. She doesn’t know anything about the shop at Hoopers Bend. Or a bitter, prickly woman called Bailey. Or a littleblack and white dog who at this very moment is chewing through a rope so he’ll be free to answer a call that only he can hear.

She doesn’t know about the magic.

But it won’t be long now …

For ages 9+

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Pippa’s Island by Belinda Murrell

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A new series about about friendships, family and seaside adventures on a gorgeous tropical island.

Pippa’s Island, is about a girl called Pippa, who moves with her family from London, to a small tropical island on the other side of the world. She has to leave her home, her school and all her friends behind her, which is really tough. Her arrival causes ripples at Kira Island Primary School – but Pippa soon starts to make friends with eco-warrior Meg, boho-chick Charlie, and fashionista and cupcake baker Cici. The gang of best friends, form a secret club, who meet after school in a round tower on top of a boat-house.


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For ages 8+

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RSPCA Animal Rescue Pets Series

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Do you love animals?

These books are the perfect read for animal-lovers, based on actual RSPCA animal rescues.

The RSPCA ( Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) is an organisation that rescues, looks after and rehomes hundreds of thousands of animals each year.

We have this series of books in our library.


RSPCA Animal Rescue Pets 10 Children's Books Collection Set

Suitable for ages 7+ 


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New to our library…….Choose your own destiny.

Choose your own destiny and step into the shoes of an Irish girl making her way from London to Australia in 1825 in this exciting interactive series.

To find freedom, you must leave behind everything you’ve ever known.

It is 1825. You and Ma have survived on the streets of London ever since the soldiers took Da away and you fled Ireland. Now, with Ma gone too, you find yourself facing life-and-death choices at every turn.

Can you carry a secret treasure across the ocean and finally be reunited with Da? You’ll be asked to betray your friends, survive storms at sea and attacks by bushrangers, and trust thieves.

At every turn, the choice is yours. How far will you go for freedom?

Break Your Chains , a new book in our library from the Freedom Finders Series by Emily Conolan.
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Introducing Kensy and Max

What would you do if you woke up in a strange place? If your whole life changed in the blink of an eye and you had no idea what was going on?

Twins Kensy and Max Grey’s lives are turned upside down when they are whisked off to London, and discover their parents are missing. As the situation unfolds, so many things don’t add up: their strange new school, the bizarre grannies on their street, the coded messages they keep finding and the feeling that, all around them, adults are keeping secrets . . .

Things can never go back to the way they were, but the twins are determined to uncover the truth!

Breaking News is the first book in a new series by author Jacqueline Harvey. It’s described as an action-packed spy adventure for boys and girls. In our library now.

Disappearing Act ,Book 2 will be available in September this year.

After discovering a life-changing secret, our favourite 11-year-old twins Kensy and Max Grey are adjusting to their new life in England. There’ll be more twists and turns, a new villain, spy training and even a dash to Rome to save the day!

For ages 8 +

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2018 Shortlisted Books CBCA- Illustrator


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2018 Shortlisted Books CBCA- Information Books


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2018 Shortlisted Books CBCA- Picture Books



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2018 Shortlisted Books CBCA- Older Readers


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