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  • The Grandest Bookshop in the World by Amelia Mellor

    The Grandest Bookshop in the World by Amelia Mellor

    In 1893, Cole’s Book Arcade, Melbourne, is the Grandest Bookshop in the World, a place of wonder and magic, dreams and happiness, and also the home of Pearl and Valley Cole, who live in the store. But life isn’t all books and excitement for the two children; their favourite sibling, Ruby, died, and to bring […] Read more

  • Rabbit, Soldier, Angel, Thief  by Katrina Nannestad

    Rabbit, Soldier, Angel, Thief by Katrina Nannestad

    In the Spring of 1942, 6 year old Sasha is the only person left in his town that was once full of blue skies, beautiful flowers, proud geese, wooden houses and friendly neighbours. Everything and everyone who he ever knew is gone, enveloped in a soot-black cloud of smoke caused by the German invaders. After […] Read more

  • When This Bell Rings by Allison Rushby

    When This Bell Rings by Allison Rushby

    At 11-years-old, Tamsin is living next to the distinguished author, Edie St. Clair, and is used to seeing the flash of her red shoes among the boring grey sneakers. Edie is under pressure from journalists, readers and her publisher to finish her tenth and final book in the series, so, when Tamsin see’s her run […] Read more

  • Nevertell by Katherine Orton

    Nevertell by Katherine Orton

    11-years-old, Lina has never seen life outside the prison wire. Having been born there, she can only dream about life beyond the gardening in the greenhouse, eating black hunks of bread for meals and sleeping in a crowded room with older women that has occupied her life so far. Only able to imagine her grandmother’s […] Read more

  • Bindi by Kirli Saunders

    Bindi by Kirli Saunders

    11-year-old Bindi is not into math, but loves art class and hockey. Living in Rural Australia, she has her own horse, Nell, and her most favoured thing to do is roam around her country town, adventuring with her friends. After the Summer Holidays, her new school year starts just as it always does, new teachers, […] Read more

  • Shockingly Good Stories by R.A. Spratt

    Shockingly Good Stories by R.A. Spratt

    From tall tales passed from mother to daughter about everyday happenings, to Friday Barnes logical schoolgirl mysteries, and legends of Nanny Piggins’ relatives inspiring Greek myths, fairy tales and events in history, this side-splitting, entertaining cluster of stories are made to be read aloud in silly voices, or in your head. This collection of twenty […] Read more