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Jimmy Cook…new to our library

Jimmy Cook is finding History Week a bit boring until Ms Fennel starts banging on about Captain Cook. Then – bingo! Turns out he and Captain Cook have a lot in common. Here are three of the big ones: they are both named James Cook; they are both great explorers; and they both look great in a tricorn hat.



Captain Jimmy Cook has made a Top Secret Important Discovery. Even more important than any discovery that the other Captain Cook from the olden days ever made. A real dinosaur footprint! And everyone knows that underneath a real dinosaur footprint will be a real dinosaur bone.




Funny fiction for those who love Tom Gates and Timmy Failure.

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Weirdo 8…..Really Weird


The latest book in Anh Do’s “Weirdo” series is now available for borrowing in our library.Hurry in and ask at the Library Desk as this series has been VERY POPULAR!

Grandma Do is visiting, just in time for Grandparents Day, a trip to the farm AND the school dance! Life is about to get REALLY weird for Weir Do… because Grandma Do is the weirdest one of all! It wont be easy… but it will be funny!


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You Choose your path!

A new series of “You Choose” adventures based on real events!


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Meet Coco Banjo- a series by N.J. Gemmell

Coco Banjo to the rescue! Coco Banjo loves her life. She sleeps in a tiger onesie, wears her mum’s diamonds just because she can, and has dolphins and penguins for friends. She also happens to live on her own private island!

Coco’s big character defect (according to some) is that when someone she loves is in trouble or the world seems horribly unfair, she acts quickly to help . . . without properly thinking it through.

This hilarious illustrated series is perfect for emerging readers who are ready for slightly longer chapter books. Coco Banjo will appeal to fans of the Wimpy Kid, Tom Gates and Dork Diaries series.











For readers aged 7-10 years.

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History Mysteries

Do you love mysteries? Do you love History?

Then look no further than the new series in our library……History Mysteries by Mark Greenwood.

Mark Greenwood is a history hunter. He enjoys searching for lost explorers and glittering treasure, solving famous cold cases and delving into Australian history’s most baffling mysteries.




On September 7, 1936, the last captive Tasmanian tiger dies alone and neglected in a Hobart Zoo. Since then many people claim to have sighted this amazing creature. Did the entire species vanish forever on that bleak night? No one can prove the tiger still exists, but could a determined searcher and modern science provide a glimmer of hope…





It’s 1930, and a man named Harold Lasseter claims to have found a massive gold reef in Central Australia. In the excitement that follows, he attempts to find it again. On his journey across the desert he buries maps and secret messages beneath the ashes of his campfires – before taking the mysterious location of the treasure to the grave…





In 1848 the famous explorer Ludwig Leichhardt sets out on an epic journey. His aim is to cross Australia from east to west, but he never reaches his destination and no one from his expedition is ever seen again. Countless search parties set out to look for the expedition but no trace is ever found. Until a young boy is given an artefact with an incredible story . . .





In March 1942, an aircraft prepares for a desperate midnight escape, taking refugees to safety in Australia. Just before take-off, the pilot is entrusted with a mysterious, wax-sealed package. But when the plane is shot down by the enemy and crash lands on the Kimberley coast, the package is forgotten. Until someone stumbles across the find of a lifetime . . .


For ages 8-12 

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Two Popular series


Due the popularity and high demand for the books in these two series, we now have extra copies available in the library!


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MARVEL – Origin Stories

Thor, Prince of the mystical world of Asgard, is set to become King. But Thor is arrogant and impulsive. So to teach his son a lesson, Odin Allfather banishes Thor to Earth, where the God of Thunder will be forced to learn humility and compassion. Only there, among men, will Thor learn to be truly mighty!


When high school student Peter Parker is bitten by a radioactive spider, he is given sensational abilities that allow him to crawl up walls, just like a spider. But when tragedy strikes, Peter vows to use those abilities for good.


After being chosen to take part in Operation: Rebirth, Steve Rogers was transformed from frail and sickly into a powerful Super-Soldier. Now, with his trusty shield at his side, Steve Rodgers fights for liberty and justice for all as Captain America, the First Avenger!


Struggling to control the power within… When Bruce Banner was growing up he was often lonely and afraid, but he kept his feelings hidden deep inside. He becomes a scientist who works for the army. One day he is blasted with gamma radiation in a huge explosion and his hidden feelings rage forth, transforming Bruce into the Incredible Hulk!

We have 4 books in the  Marvel series “An Origin Story” by Rich Thomas in our library now.

The Courageous Captain America : An Origin Story - Rich ThomasThe Incredible Hulk : An Origin Story - Rich Thomas


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Whoops! A History of Bad days

Most people can just move on after a bad day, even after a doozy of a mistake. But that’s not necessarily true for people in this series. Their mistakes made history and will forever be remembered.

This is a great new series we have in the library, real mistakes made in history!

The pages are colourful and inviting and the text is interesting and easy to read.

Why not give one a try and let us know what you think.

Whoops! A History of Bad DaysScience and Invention : WHOOPS! A History of Bad Days - Michael ReganBattle : WHOOPS! A History of Bad Days - Don Nardo

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A new series by Jo Sandhu- Tarin of the Mammoths

Tarin of the Mammoths: The Exile

Book 1 

Tarin longs to be a hunter, but his twisted leg means he is feared and bullied. After a disastrous mishap, Tarin is forced to leave his family and travel alone across wild, unknown land to save the Mammoth Clan. Battling the hostile and savage Boar Clan, a deadly illness and treacherous terrain with twins Kaija and Luuka and their wolf cubs, Tarin realises that if they are all to survive he must conquer his greatest fear – his true self – and embrace the magic that is hiding within him.

For ages 8+

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The Tuesday McGillycuddy Series by Angelica Banks

Angelica Banks is not one writer but two. Danielle Wood and Heather Rose are both award-winning authors and they have been friends for years. When they decided to write a book together they chose a pen name to make things easy. That first book – Finding Serendipity – was the first in what has become the acclaimed Tuesday McGillycuddy  series for primary age readers aged 7 – 12. The sequel to Finding Serendipity is A Week Without Tuesday. Book 3 is Blueberry Pancakes Forever. They star a girl called Tuesday McGillycuddy, a heroine called Vivienne Small, and a dog called Baxterr and they take readers on vivid adventures into the magical world of imagination and writing.



Tuesday McGillycuddy loves stories – and her mother is a writer. A very famous writer, who has locked herself away in her writing room to finish the final book in her best – selling series for children. But when Tuesday knocks on her door, she discovers her mother is missing! In search of Serendipity, Tuesday and her faithful dog Baxterr soon find themselves on a very dangerous mission. They enter the magical world where stories come from, a mysterious and unpredictable world, full of real danger and heart – stopping adventure. With the help of pint – sized heroine Vivienne Small, Tuesday will need all her wit, courage, perseverance and imagination in order to get to The End and be reunited with the people she loves.

Front Cover   Book 1

Something is broken in the land of story. Real and imaginary worlds are colliding—putting everything and everyone in grave peril. Tuesday and Baxterr, at the request of the Librarian, and with the help of Vivienne Small, venture to find the Gardener—the one person who can stop this catastrophe. On their way, they’ll meet friends and foes, and discover strengths they didn’t know they had. Will they be able to save the land of story?

A Week without Tuesday (Tuesday McGillycuddy #2)  Book 2

Winter has fallen in the world of story, and at Brown Street, Tuesday’s typewriter lies silent. Far away in the Peppermint Forest, Vivienne Small fears that she will never again feel the touch of the sun…But when the mysterious Loddon appears in Vivienne’s treehouse, he brings with him terrible danger. Without warning, Tuesday is swept up into the world of story as she has never seen it before. In this forbidding and unfamiliar place – and without her beloved dog Baxterr at her side – Tuesday becomes Loddon’s captive. But who exactly is this strange boy? And will she find a way to defeat him?..Blueberry Pancakes Forever will capture the hearts of everyone who is entranced by the power of story.

  Book 3

For ages  8 +

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