Category:

 Year 8

Living in the commission, Lexie is left to fend for herself. Her mother is mostly absent, out searching for something to help her forget the tragic death of Lexie's dad. But then, after witnessing the aftermath of a shocking in... read more

Mr Romanov's Garden in the Sky

Category:

 Year 7

Life has never been easy for Antonio, but since the war began there are German soldiers on every corner, fearsome gangsters and the fascist police everywhere, and no one ever has enough to eat. But when Antonio decides to trust a man wh... read more

The Boy and the Spy

Category:

 Year 8

He keeps us here because we're Special. Esther is one of the Special Ones - four people who live under his protection in a remote farmhouse. The Special Ones are not allowed to leave, but why would they want to? Here, they are safe from ... read more

The Special Ones
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Category:

 Year 7

In the middle of the night, Sam is woken by angry voices from the apartment above. He goes to the window to see what's happening - only to hear a struggle, and see a body fall from the sixth-floor balcony. Pushed, Sam thinks. Sam goes to wake h... read more

The Fall

Category:

 Year 8

Awards:Shortlisted, 2014 Sisters in Crime Davitt Awards - Best Young Adult Novel Shortlisted, 2014 CBCA Clayton’s Award  Highly Commended, 2014 WA Premier’s Book Awards - Writing for Young Adults  Shortlisted, 2013 Inky Inside A Dog Awards

Celia and Alice share everything - their secrets, hopes and the increasing horror that a killer is on the loose and abducting schoolgirls just like them. Three bodies have been found, each shrouded in hand-woven fabric.
From within t... read more

Cry Blue Murder

Category:

 Year 7

Back in grade five, Bridge, Tabitha and Emily made a pact. Never to fight, ever. Now, two years later, they're still best friends, but other things are changing. Bridge meets Sherm, and is soon excited and confused by her new, strange fe... read more

Goodbye Stranger

Category:

 Year 8

Series:Fero
Awards:Shortlisted for Aurealis Award for Excellence in Fiction: Children's Long Fiction 2015. Long-listed for Children's Book Council of Australia Awards: Book of the Year - Young Readers 2016.

Fero isn't a spy.But he looks exactly like someone who is: Troy Maschenov - a ruthless enemy agent.But what starts as a case of mistaken identity quickly turns into a complicated and dangerous plan. Fero is recruited to fight for his cou... read more

The Cut-Out (Fero #1)

Category:

 Year 7

Series:Watchmaker

A lost diary. A spinning pocketwatch. A gentleman wielding a deadly walking cane. And a boy who's about to embark on the adventure of a lifetime. When Julius Higgins isn't running from Crimper McCready and his gang of bullies h... read more

Julius and the Watchmaker (#1)
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Category:

 Year 8

Ming survived the famine that killed his parents during China's 'Great Leap Forward', and lives a hard but adequate life, working in the fields with his fellow villagers...When a group of city boys come to the village as part of a govern... read more

Freedom Swimmer
$16.99(AUD) inc GST

Category:

 Middle Fiction

Awards:Winner of The Costa Book of the Year 2015

WINNER OF THE 2015 COSTA BOOK OF THE YEAR
"A hugely talented writer of tireless invention and prose" Guardian
The Lie Tree is a wonderfully evocative and atmospheric novel by Frances Hardinge, award-winning author of Cuckoo Song a... read more

The Lie Tree

Category:

 Year 7

The forest is dense and dark. And the trail full of unexpected perils. The dog can't move. The boy can't talk. And you won't know why. Or where you are going. You will put this story down not wanting the journey to end. But it's from Paul Jennings so watch out for the ambush. One of the best. From one of the best.

A Different Dog

Category:

 Year 7

Twelve-year-old Iris has been sent to Spain on a mission: to make sure her elderly and unusual aunt, Ursula, leaves her fortune - and her sprawling estate - to Iris's scheming parents. But from the moment Iris arrives at Bosque de Nubes,... read more

Iris and the Tiger