Perfectly Weird, Perfectly You: A Scientific Guide to Growing Up; Camilla Pang, illustrated by Laurène Boglio
Ever feel like the odd one out? The one who doesn’t quite fit in with the crowd? The one who sees things a bit differently? Camilla did, and often still does, but with science as her trusty sidekick she has learnt to embrace and accept who she is. Being unique, brilliant and weird is the best and only way to live your life. With the help of Dr Camilla Pang, find your feet, discover your quirks, grow-up perfectly and uncover the scientific key to being ‘perfectly weird, perfectly you’…
Ever wondered what you’d do if you found a heap of cash lying on the ground? I must confess, a few years ago whilst working on a campsite in Switzerland I did find an incredibly large bundle of notes on the ground and aged twenty-four I didn’t know how to resolve my ethical conundrum…find the owner, leave the money on the ground or keep shtum. Thankfully, a rather worried little boy returned to the scene and I was able to reunite him with his large wad of holiday spending money.
Finding money in the street means ‘Finders, keepers’ right? After Milo finds $105 on the road outside his house, he is left with the ultimate dilemma…what to do with it. Stepmom Liz tells him to keep it but his actual mum suggests finding the rightful owner. But returning lost money is a lot harder than it should be and once the kids from the neighbourhood get wind of Milo’s find they all have their own ideas about what should happen to the cash. It isn’t long before things rapidly turn into a disaster and the $105 is the least of Milo’s problems…
The dreaded homework assignment, ‘Write to your hero’, gets a modern and empowering twist in Yvette Poshoglian’s latest read.
It’s the start of a new school year at Melwood Public School and for Alice that means her final and most important year of primary school, year six. She has high hopes for a wonderful year ahead but things are not really going to plan.
She cannot live up to little-miss-perfect older sister Annie. Alice’s grandmother has moved into her bedroom and she has been re-homed in the sunroom. And school is one disaster after another; Jayden’s calling her silly nicknames, the school librarian has set a ‘write to your hero’ project - Alice was hoping for one of her sporting heroes or a pop star but instead has got stuck with climate activist Greta Thunberg, and the icing on the cake…Alice and friend Sami, along with Jayden and his buddy Lance, have been tasked with running the Year 6 Harmony Day Food Fair, only the most important school event. Could life get any worse…
Confession…horror come science-fiction is not really my thing but I was intrigued by the premise of Stuart Wilson’s debut middle-grade book so I left my fears at the door and tentatively hopped on board the SS Unbound and became a newbie at Prometheus High just like Athena.
Athena Strange is not your average child and is most likely found experimenting with wires, batteries and generators. After nearly burning down the house whilst bringing life back to next door’s deceased cat, she is recruited as the newest student at Prometheus High, a mysterious school onboard a rusting ocean liner for children with special scientific talents.
Suzi loves working at the library, there is always something exciting going on. There are books to read, stories to share and so much more. You can enjoy arts and crafts, sing songs and dance, discover the wonders of nature and sometimes have a party. Everyone is welcome at the library. Which day will be your favourite…
‘Fire trucks, police cars and ambulances too! Here come the vehicles to rescue you.’ And so begins a fun and accessible look at the emergency services that operate across Australia.
From the fabulous indie publisher Wild Dog Books comes this awesome non-fiction picture book narrative that celebrates the emergency vehicles and the men and women that operate them. You never know when you might need to call upon one of the many emergency services that operate throughout Australia but whatever, wherever and whenever the need, there are vehicles and people who will be there as quickly as possible to do everything they can to save the day.
Cameron Battle grew up hearing stories of a magical kingdom. Ever since his parents mysteriously vanished two years ago the stories from The Book of Chidani have remained locked in his grandma’s attic. One fateful evening, Cameron, along with his two friends Zion and Aliyah, open the book and are whisked away to another land. But far from the beautiful and peaceful place that Cameron has read about, Chidani is in chaos and the Queen is at war with her evil sister. Only a Descendant of The Book of Chidani can save the Kingdom but is Cameron ready to answer the call…
Inspired by true events, Remy Lai’s heartfelt new graphic novel series, Surviving the Wild, is going to be a huge hit with animal lovers, especially young eco-warriors, conservationists and environmental activists.
Star loves spending time with the herd but when their food supply runs out it is time for the family to split up and go their own ways. The search for food is hard going and swimming across wild waters is tiring. Separated from his mum and aunt, life only gets harder for little Star. Lost and alone in a big and dangerous world and with humans everywhere he looks, he knows he must keep running. But how long can one elephant run for until he runs into trouble…
From the fabulous Tracey Corderoy, author of the acclaimed Shifty McGifty books, comes a fantastic new series for children of 5+ that is big on adventure and will set young imaginations alight.
Everything in Puddletown is normal except for one most unusual shop…The Story Shop. Shop owner Wilbur and his assistant Fred sell adventures and they have all of the plots, props, settings, clothes and characters you could ever want. When a feisty and demanding Mouse visits, an out-of-this-world space adventure is just the ticket. Join Mouse as he eats his way into trouble on the Moon, risks his tail in a game of Tiddlywonks against the devious Phoebe Fairplay and causes chaos with his meddling on Planet Cog - home to the caterpillar-like Coggles. Adventure awaits inside The Story Shop but be warned…anything might, and probably will, happen…
Lucy Morris’ debut picture book is special; a gorgeous story that offers joy and hope to anyone lucky enough to read it.
No one in town noticed the small window perched way up high until the day that a gentle and beautiful tune came from it. The sweet melody that pours out onto the street below has a magical effect on the people and animals that it touches; loneliness is forgotten, weary bodies are reenergised and happiness and kindness lift the spirits of the villagers. But when the music stops and gloom descends, the town must work together to bring sweet melodies back into their lives…