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The Clockwork Conspiracy – Meet Sam Sedgman

The Clockwork Conspiracy – Meet Sam Sedgman

SAM SEDGMAN's book The Clockwork Conspiracy is a locked-room mystery packed with rooftop chases, hidden codes and mind-bending science. Good Reading for Kids asked Sam about clocks and his favourite part of writing the book.   What sparked the idea for The Clockwork Conspiracy? My dad and I went on a tour of Big Ben and got to stand in the belfry the moment the clock struck six – the bells were so loud I could feel the sound ...

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Kimberly Brubaker Bradley on The Night War

Kimberly Brubaker Bradley on The Night War

From the two-time Newbery Honor-winner and a #1 New York Times bestselling author of The War That Saved ...
Meet the actor and author Ada Nicodemou, and Mia Megastar!

Meet the actor and author Ada Nicodemou, and Mia Megastar!

Meet ADA NICODEMOU, author of Mia Megastar. We asked the actor and author about her new book and for ...
Morris Gleitzman on a boy and his budgie in Tweet

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Ferris by Kate DiCamillo

Ferris by Kate DiCamillo

Ferris Wilkey lives with her mum, dad and her little sister, Pinky. Her Uncle Ted lives in the basement after ...
Losing the plot by Annaleise Byrd  

Losing the plot by Annaleise Byrd  

Have you ever been so immersed in a book that you feel as if you’re living in that fictional world? Losing the ...
The Clockwork Conspiracy by Sam Sedgman 

The Clockwork Conspiracy by Sam Sedgman 

Isaac Turner’s father, Diggory, works on the Great Clock in London’s Big Ben. Isaac works beside his father when ...

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Granny Grommet and Me

Granny Grommet and Me

Featuring fun and fearless, surfing grannies, this picture book, by two of Australia's best-loved creators ,will ...
Bush Bugs

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The Witches’ Council: Lily Halfmoon 2

The Witches’ Council: Lily Halfmoon 2

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Lost: Uncover Vanishing Wonders by Jess McGeachin

Lost: Uncover Vanishing Wonders by Jess McGeachin

I have to wonder where Jess McGeachin gets the time to produce so many great books. Among his many books are some ...
The Brainiacs Book of the Body and Brain by Rosie Cooper

The Brainiacs Book of the Body and Brain by Rosie Cooper

This informative book is an enjoyable tour of what's going inside our bodies. Rosie Cooper kicks off with the ...
Absolutely Everything! by Christopher Lloyd, Illustrated by Andy Forshaw

Absolutely Everything! by Christopher Lloyd, Illustrated by Andy Forshaw

This is the second edition of Absolutely Everything! It’s a book with everything. Christopher Lloyd is an ...
Kevin the Sheep by Jacqueline Harvey and Illustrated by Kate Isobel Scott

Kevin the Sheep by Jacqueline Harvey and Illustrated by Kate Isobel Scott

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Kevin the Sheep by Jacqueline Harvey and Illustrated by Kate Isobel Scott

Kevin the Sheep by Jacqueline Harvey and Illustrated by Kate Isobel Scott

  Shaun, Shauna, Sheryl and Shane are sheep. Kevin is too, though, he’s different, quite deep. Kevin ...
Where is Cheeky Monster by Mike Lucas, Illustrated by Heidi McKinnon

Where is Cheeky Monster by Mike Lucas, Illustrated by Heidi McKinnon

Happy Monster’s always dancing, Grumpy Monster’s in a mood. Healthy Monster eats her veggies. Fussy Monster ...
This is My Happy Place by Emma Bowd and Illustrated by Jen Khatun 

This is My Happy Place by Emma Bowd and Illustrated by Jen Khatun 

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Teachers’ resources

Courage Be My Friend

Footprint

Pearly and Pig and the Island of Secrets

The Grimmelings

Smoke & Mirrors

To and Fro

Dinosaur in My Pocket

The Swifts

Alex and the Alpacas Save the World

Alex and the Alpacas Ride Again

Activities for kids

Courage Be My Friend

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Alex and the Alpacas Save the World

Alex and the Alpacas Ride Again

Wheels and Springs and Moving Things

Will You Be My Friend?: From the author of How Are You Feeling Today?

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

Our Family Dragon: A Lunar New Year Story

When I Can Fly

Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!