• Before Alex Jackson was a pro skateboarder he was a kid. Before he met Becky Tonella, beat up Billy Johnstone, boardslided 15 stairs, he was searching for the one thing that would make his life make sense. This is the year he found it. Set when Alex was in Year 6, this is a fun filled rollicking adventure that introduces Alex and his mates. A genre Pat Flynn has successfully made his own.
  • Since Bee’s mother died, it’d been just her, her dad and her guinea pigs, Lulu and Fifi. Nothing stays the same forever though, and when Jazzi moves in, bringing with her a whole new way of looking at things and a whole lot of secrets, Bee knows life is going to be completely different from now on. This heartwarming, humorous and vibrant story from award winning author Catherine Bateson reminds us that love comes in many shapes and sizes… …even in the form of guinea pigs.
  • "Home's a good place to be, Billy-boy. I'm glad I got to see it again." When Captain Mack is released from his prison camp at the end of the war, no one is quite sure what to expect, least of all his son Billy. Will he be the same man who went off to war so full of hope and pride, or will he be different? Will he even remember his own children? Or will his experiences on the dreaded railway have changed him forever? In his prequel to the powerful Captain Mack, acclaimed author James Roy takes us on a journey back to 1945, to a time when the world was trying to recover after five years of war, and families were learning how to live together all over again.
  • A new, laugh-out-loud novel from award-winning author Steven Herrick Some things are too big for a boy to solve. Jesse is an eleven-year-old boy tackling many problems in life, especially fitting in to a new school. Luckily he meets Kate. She has curly black hair, braces and an infectious smile. She wants to ‘Save the Whales’ and needs Jesse’s help. But they haven’t counted on Hunter, the school bully, who appears to enjoy hurling insults at random. With Hunter’s catchphrase ‘Ha!’ echoing through the school, something or someone has to give. But will it be Jesse? Kate? Or is there more to Hunter than everyone thinks?
  • Meet Bridget. Bridget's father loves to sail. Her mother loves to garden. Is there a problem? Not until Will's love for the sea draws him back to the thrill and excitement of ocean racing, a world he left behind before Bridget was born. From the author of Captain Mack comes a story in the tradition of the English adventure book, a story to surprise and delight.
  • Hait mail...broken windows...graffiti...a missing galah...what does it all mean? Hairy Legs, the foul-mouthed, but much loved pet shop galah has been stolen. The residents of Tompkin Park are devastated. None more than Britt Brady, whose orderly life is thrown into chaos as she and Dimi pursue Hairy Legs's captors - a pursuit that ultimately leads them into the dark and dangerous world of organised crime.....
  • When Mayor Banks announces that the historic Turra Bend Middle School needs to be demolished, Luke and his friends decide something has to be done to stop it. But what can a film nut, two netball maniacs and someone whose mother feeds him tofu and bean sprout sandwiches do to stop someone with as much clout as Bill Banks? More than you'd think. Especially if they use the power of words. From the award winning author of "Amber Pash on Pink"
  • The funny and moving sequel to James Moloney's award-winning Swashbuckler. When the Principal's prized rose garden was vandalised, Rex and his mate Tony copped the blame. But it was a set-up and Tony is "making enquiries". Rex's cousin Natalie is on the case as well ... Which way will Rex jump, as he discovers a new friend, an age-old dilemma and even NETBALL?
  • School's tough when you don't quite fit in and the school bully has picked you as his latest target. And it's especially tough when one of your best friends is an old man who still thinks he's in a POW camp and just wants to go home. Bravery is clearly called for but does Danny have the right stuff?
  • When a group of close friends leave the dusty outback orphanage where they've grown up for a summer holiday together at the coast, their future is full of possibilities. But the chance that one of them, just one, might gain a real family to live with calls everything they thought they knew about themselves and each other into question. A film adaptation of "The December Boys" started filming in Australia in November 2005 and was released worldwide in 2007. It stars Daniel Radcliffe, of Harry Potter fame, in his first film venture outside the famous wizard movie franchise.
  • Tony Ross is an ordinary 13-year-old boy with big dreams: he wants to prove he’s as good as his best mate Kane and he wants to kiss Ashleigh Simpkin – the love of his life. But dreams don’t always go the way we see them in our head. Tony finds this out when he ends up dead.
  • The first in a fantastic three-part series by award-winning author James Roy. PIZZA FOR BREAKFAST NO BEDTIME SKATEBOARDING ENCOURAGED AND … NO PARENTS! Welcome to Verdada.