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Me, Microbes & I

1 October 2020
A guide to the viruses, bacteria and other weeny weirdies that share your world. Find out what they look like, how they grow and what they do—and learn how to...

Eye of a Rook

26 September 2020
In Victorian London, Arthur Rochdale’s wife, Emily, is struck down by a pain for which she can find no words. In desperation, Arthur seeks the aid of Isaac Baker Brown...

Tussaud

26 September 2020
‘Thrilling, eerie, fun, and psychologically compelling, Tussaud cleverly blurs the line between history and the fantastical to create a Gothic delight of mysterious mansions, grimy London streets, stage magicians, wax-work...

Night Blue

26 September 2020
Potent, haunting and lyrical, Night Blue is a debut novel like no other, a narrative largely told in the voice of the painting Blue Poles. It is a truly original...

Nikolai the Perfect

26 September 2020
While post-communist Moscow deals with political transition, Vassili is descending into despair at his wife Anna’s chronic infertility. Following his father Sergey’s footsteps, he travels to Melbourne to teach Russian...

The Place Between

26 September 2020
Sarah used to know who she was—a doctor, a wife, a mother—but as she prepares for the birth of her second child, she feels set adrift from the life she...

Wolfred

26 September 2020
A mesmerising new story about Wolfred, an endearing elevator operator, from the beloved author of the best-selling ‘Very Cranky Bear’ books. Fancy Pants Tower is the biggest, shiniest building in...

The History of Mischief

19 March 2020
Following the death of their parents, Jessie and Kay move to an abandoned house where one night they discover The History of Mischief hidden beneath the floor: it is a...

Where is Claris in Paris!

19 March 2020
A brand-new search-and-find series starring Claris, the chicest mouse in Paris! With a quarter of a million Claris books in print, readers can’t get enough of this stylish little mouse!...

Mama Ocean

19 March 2020
Mama Ocean had eyes that sparkled, like sunlight on the sea, and tresses which tumbled and trailed through the tides. But something is troubling Mama Ocean. Who will help her?...

The Friendly Games

19 March 2020
In 1956 Melbourne hosted the Summer Olympic Games. Student John Wing was so proud of his country, one of the friendliest places on earth. But when world tensions dominated the...

Anisa’s Alphabet

19 March 2020
For many refugees, the alphabet represents the start of a new language and a new future, but Anisa’s Alphabet is different. A poignant and highly imaginative telling of one girl’s...

Where is Claris in Paris!

12 February 2020
A brand-new search-and-find series starring Claris, the chicest mouse in Paris! With a quarter of a million Claris books in print, readers can’t get enough of this stylish little mouse!...

Oil Under Troubled Water

12 February 2020
In May 2018 Bernard Collaery, a former Attorney-General of the Australian Capital Territory and long-term legal counsel to the government of East Timor, was charged by the Australian Commonwealth Director...

Dunera Lives: Profiles

11 February 2020
The story of the ‘Dunera Boys’ is an intrinsic part of the history of Australia in the Second World War and in its aftermath. The injustice these 2000 men suffered...

High Infidelity

12 September 2019
At 44, loyal English wife Lara Winters discovers that Brock, her husband of 21 years, has betrayed her. Devastated, desperate, she flees her home in London and heads for the...

Motherling

12 September 2019
Motherling addresses every parent of an adult child’s nightmare. Your child is grown up. He’s got a great job, living a happy life overseas. You don’t have to worry about...

The Sea & Us

12 September 2019
From the Stella Prize-shortlisted author, this is a heart-warming novel about longing, absence and the people we unexpectedly come to love. A young man called Harold rents a room above...

Field of Poppies

12 September 2019
Keen to escape the pressures of city life, Marsali Swift and her husband, William, are drawn to Listowel, a glorious historic mansion in the seemingly tranquil small town of Muckleton....

Almost a Mirror

12 September 2019
Like fireflies to light, Mona and Danny are drawn to the glamour of the Crystal Ballroom and the post-punk music scene of 1980s Melbourne, and into the orbit of musicians...

My Name is Revenge

12 September 2019
On 17 December 1980, two men shot the Turkish consul-general to Sydney and his bodyguard near the consul’s home in Vaucluse. The assassins aimed, fired and vanished. From the assassination...

Parallax: A novel

12 September 2019
Robin Morgan’s most radiant prose, spare but sensuous, welcomes you into her dazzling imagination. This is a story about storytelling—a set of shorter tales which, like Russian dolls, nest and...