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Girl Detective (Friday Barnes #1) by R. A. Spratt
Imagine if Sherlock Holmes was an eleven-year-old girl! When girl detective Friday Barnes solves a bank robbery she uses the reward money to send herself to the most exclusive boarding school in the country, Highcrest Academy. On arrival, Friday is shocked to discover the respectable school is actuall ...Show more
You Must Be Layla by Yassmin Abdel-Magied
Category: Young Adult | Reading Level: Middle 11+
Layla's mind goes a million miles a minute, so does her mouth - unfortunately her better judgement can take a while to catch up! Although she believes she was justified for doing what she did, a suspension certainly isn't the way she would have wished to begin her time at her fancy new high school. Des ...Show more
Vincent and the Grandest Hotel on Earth by Lisa Nicol
Category: Realistic Fiction | Reading Level: 8 Kids Middle Readers
Vincent is an ordinary boy - he lives in an ordinary house in an ordinary town. But Vincent's life changes dramatically when he meets young Florence from The Grandest Hotel on Earth. From shining shoes next to a dirty train station, to working in a hotel where your wildest dreams can come true, Vincent ...Show more
Blueback by Tim Winton
Abel Jackson has lived by the sea at Longboat Bay ever since he could remember. He helps his mother each day and loves to dive. One day he meets Blueback, the biggest and most beautiful fish he's ever seen.When Abel's mother is approached by developers she decides she must do something to protect their ...Show more
The Secret Garden (Puffin Classics) by Francis Hodgson Burnett
Nobody loves Mary - the heroine of the famous story of Francis Burnett "The Secret Garden". However, she does not burn with love for others, and moreover - she can not stand the whole world. And then her parents are passing away prematurely. There is an impression that nothing good can happen to her in ...Show more
Anne of Green Gables (#1 Puffin Classics) by L. M. Montgomery
Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert are in for a big surprise. They are waiting for an orphan boy to help with the work at Green Gables - but a skinny, red-haired girl turns up instead. Feisty and full of spirit, Anne Shirley charms her way into the Cuthberts' affection with her vivid imagination and constant ...Show more
What Zola Did on Tuesday (#2) by Melina Marchetta
Zola loves living on Boomerang Street with her mum and her nonna. Every day of the week is an adventure. But Zola has a problem. No matter how much she tries, she can't keep out of trouble! Seven stories in the series - one for every day of the week. From the bestselling author of Looking for Alibrandi. ...Show more
Aussie Kids Meet Matilda at the Festival by Jacqueline de Rose-Ahern; Tania McCartney (Illustrator)
Hi! I'm Matilda! Today there's a festival at the Japanese Embassy. That's where my friend Hansuke lives. We'll have lots of fun. But Hansuke is going back to Japan soon. How will I be able to say goodbye?
Aussie Kids Meet Dooley on the Farm by Sally Odgers; Christina Booth (Illustrator)
Hi! I'm Dooley My cousin is visiting our farm. We'll swim in the river, feed the calves and collect berries. But best of all, we're going to sleep out in the barn!
Puffin Little Environmentalist: Composting by Penguin Random House Australia
Just because we're LITTLE doesn't mean we can't learn BIG facts. Have you ever wondered how you could help save the planet? If you're a Little Environmentalist who is curious about composting, you're about to DELVE INTO THE DIRT with Puffin Little!
Puffin Little Cook: Snacks by Penguin Random House Australia
Category: Cookery books
Just because we're LITTLE doesn't mean we can't learn BIG skills. Have you ever wondered how to make boring veggies into a super-delicious snack? If you're a Little Cook who wants to serve up yummy treats, get ready for a SNACK-ATTACK with Puffin Little!