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World’s Worst Children 3…..by David Walliams

Prepare yourself… A brand new collection of horrifically hilarious stories about the absolute worst children EVER in THE WORLD’S WORST CHILDREN 3!

“I had so much fun writing these silly and surreal stories. I hope they will make my young readers laugh out loud.” David Walliams.

 

Could these children be even more horrid than those in Books 1 and 2 ? Read it and find out for yourself!

 

For ages 10+

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Do you like reading about real people and hearing their stories?

Sharing inspiring stories from Australia’s past with the children who are our future!

A note from the author, Stephanie Owen Reeder

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“In my award-winning Heritage Heroes series I retell true stories from Australia’s past featuring ordinary children and young people who have achieved amazing things against the odds. These are inspirational stories which delve into Australia’s history. Each stand-alone book in the series tells the story of a particular child, bringing their history to life in novel format, with information sections at the end of each chapter presenting extra historical detail.

The Heritage Heroes books are based on exhaustive research, and aim to provide children with an interesting and exciting entrée to the past, as well as a good read. Beautifully designed and lavishly illustrated, the books feature stunning images from the collections of the National Library of Australia, as well as an epilogue, a glossary and a list of background reading material. Four Heritage Heroes titles have been published so far, and I am currently working on the fifth, which is set in 1914 in the South Australian outback and will be available in 2019.”

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For ages 10+

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Game Time!

Hotdog : The Hotdog Series: Book 1 - Anh DoParty Time : The Hotdog Series: Book 2 - Anh DoCircus Time! : The Hotdog Series: Book 3 - Anh DoGame Time! : The Hotdog Series : Book 4 - Anh Do

 

 

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Game Time!

The latest book in the “Hot Dog” series by comedian Anh Do is available in our library now.

A very funny, simple series for young readers.

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Do You Love reading Wimpy Kids?

The Diary of a… book series by Shamini Flint includes books Diary of a Cricket God, Diary of a Rugby Champ, and Diary of a Soccer Star, to name just a few.

If you enjoy the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books……..you may just enjoy this series as well!

For readers 8+

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A new Science /Mystery

A new book in our library for ages 8+…Quark’s Academy by Catherine Pelosi.

 

Junior science geniuses Augustine, Celeste and Oscar can’t believe their luck when they’re accepted into an elite and mysterious science academy summer camp run by the elusive Inventor Quark.

From the moment they step inside the gates of Quark’s Academy at the end of Molecule Drive, they know they’re in for a week they’ll never forget. But things at the academy are not quite what they seem, and the three quickly realise that they’ll need to put their squabbles aside and their heads together if they’re ever to get out of there alive…

A page-turning adventure for readers aged eight to twelve, QUARK’S ACADEMY is bound to cause a hair-raising reaction! 

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What is a Graphic Novel?

Definition of graphic novel

: a story that is presented in comic-strip format and published as a book      ( Merrian-Webster Dictionary)
We have quite a diverse range of graphic novels available in the library and they are proving to be quite popular.
Why not give one a try?
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Looking for some inspiration? What can I read next?

Just a reminder about the Aussie Nibbles ,Aussie Bites and Aussie Chomps series of books we have in our library. These short chapter books are very popular books, written by Australian authors. Aussie Nibbles are for beginning readers.
Aussie Bites have a wider range, from 7– 10 year olds.
Aussie Chomps are a little longer and a bit more difficult, for 8 – 12 year olds.
Another similar series also with appealing illustrations and short chapters is Solos which has a text even simpler than the Aussie Nibbles.
A series called Mates has coloured illustrations, lively stories and an Australian feel and is about the reading level of Nibbles.
All the series are great fun to read and give children confidence in their reading and in their ability to tackle chapter books.
We have book boxes of these series available in the library….so come and ask us where they are!
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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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A princess who wears black ?

 

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Who says princesses don’t wear black? When trouble raises its blue monster head, Princess Magnolia ditches her flouncy dresses and becomes the Princess in Black!

Princess Magnolia is having hot chocolate and scones with Duchess Wigtower when . . . Brring! Brring! The monster alarm! A big blue monster is threatening the goats! Stopping monsters is no job for dainty Princess Magnolia. But luckily Princess Magnolia has a secret — she’s also the Princess in Black, and stopping monsters is the perfect job for her! Can the princess sneak away, transform into her alter ego, and defeat the monster before the nosy duchess discovers her secret? From award-winning writing team of Shannon and Dean Hale and illustrator LeUyen Pham, here is a humorous and action-packed chapter book series for young readers who like their princesses not only prim and perfect, but also dressed in black.

 

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For young readers just starting out with chapter books.

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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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