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  • ALL THAT IMPOSSIBLE SPACE
    ALL THAT IMPOSSIBLE SPACE
    MORGAN ANNA
    ISBN: 9780734419637
    Title: ALL THAT IMPOSSIBLE SPACE
    Author: MORGAN ANNA
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Amelia Westlake meets My Favorite Murder in this debut from a terrific new voice in Australian YA. Combines a realistic story about high school drama and toxic friendship with true crime - the endlessly fascinating Somerton Man or Taman Shud mystery.

    15-year-old Lara Laylor feels like supporting character in her own life. She's Ashley's best friend, she's Hannah's sister-she's never just Lara.

    When new history teacher Mr. Grant gives her an unusual assignment: investigating the mystery of the Somerton Man. Found dead in on an Adelaide beach in 1948, a half-smoked cigarette still in his mouth and the labels cut out of his clothes, the Somerton Man has intrigued people for years. Was he a spy? A criminal? Year 10 has plenty of mysteries of its own: boys, drama queen friends, and enigmatic new students. When they seem just as unsolvable as a 60-year-old cold case, Lara finds herself spending more and more time on the assignment. But Mr Grant himself may be the biggest mystery of all...

    Interspersed with fictionalised snapshots of the Somerton Man investigation, ALL THAT IMPOSSIBLE SPACE is a coming of age novel exploring toxic friendships and the balance of power between teacher and student, perfect for fans of Cath Crowley and Fiona Wood.

    Imprint: LOTHIAN
    RRP: $19.99
    Price: $19.99
  • BOWRAVILLE
    BOWRAVILLE
    BOX DAN
    ISBN: 9780143784395
    Title: BOWRAVILLE
    Author: BOX DAN
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A true crime story cannot often be believed, at least at the beginning. In Bowraville, all three of the victims were Aboriginal. All three were killed within five months, between 1990 and 1991. The same white man was linked to each, but nobody was convicted.
    More than two decades later, homicide detective Gary Jubelin contacted Dan Box, asking him to pursue this serial killing. At that time, few others in the justice system seemed to know - or care - about the murders in Bowraville. Dan spoke to the families of the victims, Colleen Walker-Craig, Evelyn Greenup and Clinton Speedy-Duroux, as well as the lawyers, police officers and even the suspect involved in what had happened. His investigation, as well as the families' own determined campaigning, forced the authorities to reconsider the killings. This account asks painful questions about what 'justice' means and how it is delivered, as well as describing Dan's own shifting, uncomfortable realisation that he was a reporter who crossed the line.

    Imprint: PENGUIN BOOKS
    RRP: $34.99

    Price: $34.99
  • FANDOM RISING
    FANDOM RISING
    DAY ANNA
    ISBN: 9781911490081
    Title: FANDOM RISING
    Author: DAY ANNA
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Its a year since Violet, Alice and Katie escaped from the dystopian world of The Gallows DanceNates been stuck in a coma ever since. Violet re-enters The Gallows Dance, determined to bring her brother home. After an argument that threatens to destroy their friendship, Alice stays behind. But when a rogue fan-fiction writer emerges onlinewriting dark new chapters set in the world her friends are trapped inAlice is the only one with the power to save the story...

    Imprint: CHICKEN HOUSE
    RRP: $16.99

    Price: $16.99
  • FUNNY KID SLAPSTICK #5
    FUNNY KID SLAPSTICK #5
    STANTON MATT
    ISBN: 9780733339486
    Title: FUNNY KID SLAPSTICK #5
    Author: STANTON MATT
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    'MY NEW ULTIMATE FAVOURITE BOOK!'- Lachie, aged 11, on Funny Kid for President

    Every kid wants to laugh, but Max is the boy who can make it happen.

    Only now he's been forced to join the local ice-hockey team, and there's nothing funny about slipping over and getting a frozen bum. Or is there?


    Max is the funny kid ... and this time he's skating on thin ice!


    Epic fails, a wrestling rhinoceros called Roxanne, fake news, locker rooms filled with popcorn and the dreaded return of Mr Armstrong are just some of the things in store for Max and his friends in this brand-new Funny Kid adventure.

    For fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Tom Gates and WeirDo, FUNNY KID is the mega-bestselling series from author-illustrator Matt Stanton.


    MORE PRAISE FOR FUNNY KID

    'my favourite thing in the book was everything' - Elliott

    'better than Wimpy Kid, Big Nate and Tom Gates combined' - Ally

    'humour is injected into every page' - Children's Book Council of Australia's Reading Time

    'absolutely hilarious' - Tim Harris, author of the Exploding Endings series

    Imprint: ABC PUBLICATIONS
    RRP: $14.99

    Price: $14.99
  • GOODBYE HOUSE HELLO HOUSE
    GOODBYE HOUSE HELLO HOUSE
    WILD MARGARET
    ISBN: 9781743311103
    Title: GOODBYE HOUSE HELLO HOUSE
    Author: WILD MARGARET
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    This is the last time I'll fish in this river.
    This is the last time I'll run through these trees.
    This is the last time I'll dream by this fire ...

    Goodbye, old house. Goodbye.

    A heartwarming story of letting go and starting anew, of moving from the country to the city, with a unique illustration style that allows room and space for the reader's imagination.

    Hello, new house. Hello!



    Imprint: ALLEN AND UNWIN
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • HORATIO SQUEAK
    HORATIO SQUEAK
    FOXLEE KAREN
    ISBN: 9781760650476
    Title: HORATIO SQUEAK
    Author: FOXLEE KAREN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Award-winning children's fiction author Karen Foxlee makes her picture book debut with this classic hero story about the difference one small voice can make.

    In a very fine house, on a very grand street, Lived the tiniest mouse you could possibly meet. The youngest of twelve, he was timid and slight, But he was always, ALWAYS very polite.

    When tiny Horatio Squeak is invited to a mysterious party at the top of the stairs, he finds himself in the unexpected company of kittens with dreadfully bright teeth and dreadfully sharp claws. Despite their intimidating appearance, the kittens are welcoming hosts who seem to enjoy Horatio's company. But when they spot a bird in the window, they cannot resist the urge to catch it. As Horatio watches on with horror, he finds the courage to speak out and save the scared bird. With his newfound bravery, Horatio returns home feeling stronger and not nearly so small.

    Imprint: WALKER BOOKS
    RRP: $27.99

    Price: $27.99
  • IN THE SHADOW OF HEROES
    IN THE SHADOW OF HEROES
    BOWLING NICHOLAS
    ISBN: 9781911077688
    Title: IN THE SHADOW OF HEROES
    Author: BOWLING NICHOLAS
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Fourteen-year-old Cadmus has been scholar Tulluss slave since he was a babyhis master is the only family he knows. But when Tullus disappears and a taciturn slave called Togformerly a British princessarrives with a secret message, Cadmuss life is turned upside-down. The pair follow a trail that leads to Emperor Nero himself, and his crazed determination to possess the Golden Fleece of Greek mythology. This madcap quest will push Cadmus to the edge of the Roman Empireand reveal unexpected truths about his past...

    Imprint: CHICKEN HOUSE
    RRP: $16.99

    Price: $16.99
  • KNIFE   (Harry Hole 12)
    KNIFE (Harry Hole 12)
    NESBO JO
    ISBN: 9781787300774
    Title: KNIFE (Harry Hole 12)
    Author: NESBO JO
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The brand new Harry Hole thriller from Sunday Times number one bestseller Jo Nesbo.

    JO NESBO. 40 MILLION COPIES SOLD WORLDWIDE.

    'Nesbo is one of the best thriller writers on the planet' Daily Express

    A man like Harry had better watch his back...

    Following the dramatic conclusion of number one bestseller THE THIRST, KNIFE sees Harry Hole waking up with a ferocious hangover, his hands and clothes covered in blood. Not only is Harry about to come face to face with an old, deadly foe, but with his darkest personal challenge yet.

    The twelfth instalment in Jo Nesbo's internationally bestselling crime fiction series.

    Imprint: HARVILL
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $32.99
  • LAST BALFOUR
    LAST BALFOUR
    DUGGAN CAIT
    ISBN: 9781460757017
    Title: LAST BALFOUR
    Author: DUGGAN CAIT
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Magic and fire are kindred things ...Iona Balfour's life is turned upside down when her beloved aunt Grizel is executed for the crime of witchcraft. Before she dies, Grizel appoints Iona as guardian of a precious family bloodstone and tells her she must flee their village and deliver the stone to the mysterious Guild of the Green Lion.

    Accompanied by a new friend, Cal, Iona soon realises that she's awakened the powers of the bloodstone. But it promises to be a perilous journey. The wolf month is no time to be on the road. And there's a witch hunter on Iona's trail, who has a strange obsession with the stone.When a devastating betrayal throws her into the hands of her enemies, Iona soon finds herself in the fight of her life. Will she suffer the same fate as her aunt, or will she escape the witch hunter and fulfil her destiny?

    Discover an exciting new voice in Australian fiction!

    Imprint: HARPER COLLINS
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • OTHER HALF OF AUGUSTA HOPE
    OTHER HALF OF AUGUSTA HOPE
    GLEN JOANNA
    ISBN: 9780008314163
    Title: OTHER HALF OF AUGUSTA HOPE
    Author: GLEN JOANNA
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    'A mesmerizingly beautiful portrait of a young woman discovering what home means to her' Sarah Haywood, author of The Cactus

    `A uniquely heartening and hopeful story about pain, the solace of words and our search to belong' Jess Kidd, author Himself and Things in Jars

    `An extraordinary masterpiece' Anstey Harris, author of The Truths and Triumphs of Grace Atherton

    YOU'RE NOT LOST. YOU'RE JUST LOOKING.

    Augusta Hope has never felt like she fits in.

    And she's right - she doesn't. At six, she's memorising the dictionary. At seven, she's correcting her teachers. At eight, she spins the globe and picks her favourite country on the sound of its name: Burundi.

    And now that she's an adult, Augusta has no interest in the goings-on of the small town where she lives with her parents and her beloved twin sister, Julia.

    When an unspeakable tragedy upends everything in Augusta's life, she's propelled headfirst into the unknown. She's determined to find where she belongs - but what if her true home, and heart, are half a world away?

    AUGUSTA MAY NOT FEEL LIKE SHE FITS IN, BUT READERS ARE FALLING IN LOVE WITH HER...

    `What a beautiful moving book...one that will stay with a lot of readers long after closing the last page' Karen W

    `What a brilliant, brave, clever book' Maddy P

    `A beautiful tale of family, of loss, of the awkward relationships we build with those we love the most...a must read!' Amelia D

    `A powerful novel about fitting in, loss, and the people you really have connections with' Siobhan D

    `This book gave me all sorts of feelings!' Nia I

    `God what a book! I couldn't put it down but didn't want it to end' Natasha P

    `The story made me laugh and cry in equal measure, and now it's finished I'm at a slight loss as what to read next' Laura W

    `I loved this book from the very first line...It's totally original, deeply moving and something really special' Katherine W

    `A thoughtful and warm-hearted read...I loved it!' Joy L

    `I laughed, I cried, I fell in love' Elizabeth T

    Imprint: THE BOROUGH PRESS
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $32.99
  • PIG THE PUG WITH HAT - BOXED SET
    PIG THE PUG WITH HAT - BOXED SET
    BLABEY AARON
    ISBN: 9781760665661
    Title: PIG THE PUG WITH HAT - BOXED SET
    Author: BLABEY AARON
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Pig was a Pug and I'm sorry to say, he was greedy and selfish in most every way. Pig is the greediest Pug in the world. He is grumpy, rude and unreasonable. But when Pig the Pug is asked to share his toys, something unexpected happens... Hopefully Pig has learnt a lesson!

    Imprint: SCHOLASTIC
    RRP: $34.99

    Price: $34.99
  • PIGEON HAS TO GO TO SCHOOL
    PIGEON HAS TO GO TO SCHOOL
    WILLEMS MO
    ISBN: 9781406389012
    Title: PIGEON HAS TO GO TO SCHOOL
    Author: WILLEMS MO
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Mo Willems' Pigeon is BACK in a hilarious story perfect for those about to start school or nursery.

    "There is no such thing as a bad Mo Willems book” The Times

    The Pigeon is about to get SCHOOLED. Do YOU think he should go?

    Why does the Pigeon have to go to school? He already knows everything! Well ... almost everything. And what if he doesn't like it? What if the teacher doesn't like him? I mean, what if he learns TOO MUCH!?!

    Imprint: WALKER BOOKS
    RRP: $16.99

    Price: $16.99
  • SHEPHERD
    SHEPHERD
    JINKS CATHERINE
    ISBN: 9781925773835
    Title: SHEPHERD
    Author: JINKS CATHERINE
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Fourteen-year-old convict Tom Clay lives in a shepherd's hut in the bush, protecting his master's sheep from wild dogs. When a vicious fellow shepherd returns to ensure there are no witnesses to his crimes, the bush-crafty Tom and his hapless mate Rowdy face a life-and-death battle to survive.

    Imprint: TEXT PUBLISHING
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • TAKING TOM MURRAY HOME
    TAKING TOM MURRAY HOME
    SLEE TIM
    ISBN: 9781460757864
    Title: TAKING TOM MURRAY HOME
    Author: SLEE TIM
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The winner of the inaugural Banjo Prize, Taking Tom Murray Home is a funny, moving, bittersweet Australian story of fires, families and the restorative power of community.

    Bankrupt dairy farmer Tom Murray decides he'd rather sell off his herd and burn down his own house than hand them over to the bank. But something goes tragically wrong, and Tom dies in the blaze. His wife, Dawn, doesn't want him to have died for nothing and decides to hold a funeral procession for Tom as a protest, driving 350 kilometres from Yardley in country Victoria to bury him in Melbourne where he was born. To make a bigger impact she agrees with some neighbours to put his coffin on a horse and cart and take it slow - real slow.

    But on the night of their departure, someone burns down the local bank. And as the motley funeral procession passes through Victoria, there are more mysterious arson attacks. Dawn has five days to get to Melbourne. Five days, five more towns, and a state ready to explode in flames ...

    Told with a laconic, deadpan wit, Taking Tom Murray Home is a timely, thought-provoking, heart-warming, quintessentially Australian story like no other. It's a novel about grief, pain, anger and loss, yes, but it's also about hope - and how community, friends and love trump pain and anger, every time.

    Imprint: HARPER COLLINS
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $32.99
  • THELMA THE UNICORN WITH HAT   -   BOXED SET
    THELMA THE UNICORN WITH HAT - BOXED SET
    BLABEY AARON
    ISBN: 9781760662011
    Title: THELMA THE UNICORN WITH HAT - BOXED SET
    Author: BLABEY AARON
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Oh, Thelma looked amazing. She was a unicorn! Im special now, she cried out loud. And so, a star was born...

    Thelma is an ordinary pony who longs to be more. One day, she spots a carrot on the ground and comes up with a brilliant idea! She ties it to her head, just before a skidding truck spills pink paint and glitter all over her! Presto!

    Thelma is a unicorn! Thelma quickly rises to fame, but does she really want all the attention? Or would she be happier as her old self again?

    Imprint: SCHOLASTIC
    RRP: $34.99

    Price: $34.99
  • TRAVEL GOALS
    TRAVEL GOALS
    ISBN: 9781788686204
    Title: TRAVEL GOALS
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Be inspired and empowered by this collection of transformative travel experiences. From sleeping under the stars or learning a new craft, to more ambitious challenges like taking a big trip alone, helping to rebuild a community or saving an endangered species, this is your essential companion to a life well-lived.

    Each experience in this feel-good bucket list is enriching in some way, whether it’s about forging a stronger connection with the natural world, helping the planet, or better understanding yourself. From the easily attainable to the aspirational, the variety of goals makes it easy to create a set that’s right for you.

    Every goal is accompanied by recommendations about where to try it, as well as websites and information to ensure each one is achievable.

    The life-enhancing goals in this book include:

    * Travelling spontaneously
    * Embracing the off season
    * Retracing the steps of history
    * Being a tourist in your own country
    * Making a pilgrimage
    * Having adventures with your children
    * Learning from indigenous cultures
    * Spending a night in the jungle
    * Taking the slow road
    * Becoming an ocean defender
    * Embracing your sexuality
    * Meditating with masters
    * Taking a big trip alone
    * Making an epic overland journey
    * Giving a year of your life to others
    * Helping a community to rebuild

    Imprint: LONELY PLANET
    RRP: $34.99

    Price: $34.99
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