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Meet Emily Gale, Nova Weetman and The Outlaw Girls

Meet Emily Gale, Nova Weetman and The Outlaw Girls

Authors Emily Gale and Nova Weetman have combined forces to write Outlaw Girls, an exciting, fast-paced time-slip novel, narrated by both characters, Ruby and Kate. It's about family, friendship, loyalty and betrayal, the complexity of right and wrong, and working out what matters most. Good Reading for Kids talked to the authors about the inspiration for the story and if they could go back in time, where would they ...

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Read the first Chapter – Shower Land 1: Break the Curse!

Read the first Chapter – Shower Land 1: Break the Curse!

Shower Land 1: Break the Curse, Felix finds that having a shower might just send you be somewhere you ...
Meet Peter Carnavas and his book, Leo and Ralph

Meet Peter Carnavas and his book, Leo and Ralph

From award-winning storyteller Peter Carnavas comes this stellar novel about space, starting over and ...
Read a short story from Wongutha Tales – How Crows Became Black

Read a short story from Wongutha Tales – How Crows Became Black

Wongutha Tales includes four wonderful traditional teaching stories of the Wongutha people, plus May ...

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Latest fiction reviews

To and Fro by Anton Clifford-Motopi

To and Fro by Anton Clifford-Motopi

Sam is in his last year of primary school ... well, it will be the last year so long as he passes his assessments, ...
The Secret Wild by Alex Evelyn

The Secret Wild by Alex Evelyn

Fern Featherstone is 10 years old. Her parents – mum, Defina, and dad, Darwin – are both scientists hunting for ...
My Especially Weird Week With Tess by Anna Woltz

My Especially Weird Week With Tess by Anna Woltz

My Especially Weird Week With Tess is a small book which doesn’t shy away from tackling big issues – death, ...

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The Most Amazing Thing

The Most Amazing Thing

A remarkable picture book about wonder and hope that explores the meaning of life in ways that we can all ...
Footprint

Footprint

A unique, lyrical picture book that empowers children to think about the natural environment in a mindful and ...
Wombats #2: Go to Wizard’s Wharf

Wombats #2: Go to Wizard’s Wharf

Albert and Pickles – a lovable yet unlikely pair of besties – return in the second instalment of Maddie Frost's ...

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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 ...
Astronomy For Curious Kids by Giles Sparrow and Nik Neves

Astronomy For Curious Kids by Giles Sparrow and Nik Neves

Do you often look up to the night sky and wonder what the names of the stars are, or if that bright pinpoint of a ...
Birdsong by the Billabong by Maura Finn and Cate James

Birdsong by the Billabong by Maura Finn and Cate James

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Birdsong by the Billabong by Maura Finn and Cate James

Birdsong by the Billabong by Maura Finn and Cate James

As we walk down to the billabong to see what we can see, the sun is shining bright. Over near the tea trees, where ...
The Independent Pea by Maree Coote

The Independent Pea by Maree Coote

This fun book is as much for adults as it is for kids. Meet pea, an independent little vegetable. While all the ...
Bunny and Bird 2: How to be Invisible by Nick Bland

Bunny and Bird 2: How to be Invisible by Nick Bland

Bunny sneaks up on Bird, 'Boo!' he whispers. Why are you whispering asks Bird? 'I wanted to let you know I'm ...

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Courage Be My Friend
Courage Be My Friend
A moving tale of friendship, survival, and the remarkable strength and resilience of women during World War ...
The Nether Ghost (Diary of a Minecraft Wolf #3)
The Nether Ghost (Diary of a Minecraft Wolf #3)
Winston is a Minecraft wolf on a mission: to work out who, or what, is haunting The Nether! After receiving a ...
Ninja Games! (Ninja Kid 13)
Ninja Games! (Ninja Kid 13)
It’s time to go bananas! Thanks to Grandma’s awesome new invention, Nelson and Kenny are inside their favourite ...
Intergalactic Gas (the Bad Guys: Episode 5: Full Colour Edition)
Intergalactic Gas (the Bad Guys: Episode 5: Full Colour Edition)
The Bad Guys are back in full colour! The bad news? The world is ending. The good news? The Bad Guys are back to ...
DreamWorks: Who Do You See? A Search-and-Find Activity Book
DreamWorks: Who Do You See? A Search-and-Find Activity Book
Will Shrek find his ‘happily ever after’? Will Hiccup and Toothless become victorious Vikings? You’ll help them ...
Friday Barnes 12: Collision Course
Friday Barnes 12: Collision Course
Friday Barnes is Europe's most wanted in this latest installment of the bestselling detective series. Friday's ...
Mim and the Vicious Vendetta (The Travelling Bookshop, #5)
Mim and the Vicious Vendetta (The Travelling Bookshop, #5)
The right book might just change your life ... Mim Cohen roams the world in a travelling bookshop, with her dad ...
Artezans: The Forgotten Magic
Artezans: The Forgotten Magic
Prepare for the magical adventure of your dreams, in the first in a brand-new series by L.D. Lapinski, author of ...

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Teachers’ resources

Look Me in the Eye

Leo and Ralph

Elsewhere Girls

The Lost Library

Extraordinary Elephants

Dusty in the Outwilds

Our Family Dragon: A Lunar New Year Story

When I Can Fly

Right Way Down

Outlaw Girls

Activities for kids

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!

Chickensaurus

Stellarphant

Nedingar – Ancestors

Eddie Woo’s Wonderful World of STEM

Alice-Miranda and the Christmas Mystery