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Evie and Rhino

29 September 2021
When Evie finds a fully-grown rhinoceros washed up on a beach, she feels an immediate connection and knows she has to help him. When Rhino wakes, he knows that the...

How We Love

29 September 2021
A deeply personal exploration of love in all its forms from a feminist icon and bestselling author of Fight Like a Girl and Boys Will Be Boys. This lyrical memoir explores love in...

Gustav and Henri: Volume #1

29 September 2021
Opposites attract in this humorous graphic novel series about best friends Gustav and Henri. Gustav is a goofy, optimistic and naively enthusiastic pig. Henri is a grounded, pragmatic and quietly...

The Happiness Jar

9 June 2021
Losing her battle with cystic fibrosis, Rachel administers a dose of her notorious wanderlust. She asks her family for one last request: a journey to the exotic and the unknown....

Ocean Warriors: The Rise of Robo-Shark 

9 June 2021
Being sent to a submarine to help restore extinct sea creatures for summer camp is not exactly Kai’s idea of fun. Then he discovers a cyborg great white shark in...

Music Maker of Auschwitz IV

9 June 2021
The inspirational true story of an Allied POW appointed Kapellmeister (man in charge of music) to the Nazis in Auschwitz. In May 1940, he was captured at Dunkirk and interned...

The Riddle of Tanglewood Manor

9 June 2021
When their parents opt for a tree-change, 150-year-old Tanglewood Manor becomes Sam and Harry’s ‘new’ home in the country. As their parents set about renovating the ruin, the brothers cautiously...

Secrets and Showgirls

9 June 2021
Everyone is being watched, and some of Le Prix’s colourful performers are hiding dangerous secrets. Monsieur Maurice manages Le Prix d’Amour, a successful Parisian cabaret, which boasts glitzy performers and...

Stellarphant

26 May 2021
Stella wants to be an astronaut. There is only one problem: Stella is an elephant. Every time she applies to Space Command, they come up with a new reason she...

Grandma’s Knicker Tree

26 May 2021
A charming story about the importance of gardens, grandparents and families doing things together. When our dads say, ‘Money doesn’t grow on trees you know,’ Grandma smiles and says, ‘Mmm,...

Sardines and the Angel

26 May 2021
A vintage children’s story written and illustrated by Bettina Ehrlich. Miss Patricia Higgins’ painting holiday in a picturesque Italian fishing village isn’t going according to plan. As soon as her...

Shine

26 May 2021
Shine is a love song between a parent and a child, celebrating the beauty and joy of everyday family life, through mess and chaos and daily routines. This is a...

The Monster of Her Age

26 May 2021
Ellie Marsden was born into the legendary Lovinger acting dynasty. Granddaughter of the infamous Lottie Lovinger, as a child Ellie shared the silver screen with Lottie in her one-and-only role...

Sunburnt Veils

26 May 2021
Tara wears hijab even though her parents hate it, and in a swipe right world she’s looking for the ‘will go to the ends of the earth for you’ type...

The Silent Listener

17 March 2021
In the cold, wet summer of 1960, 11-year-old Joy Henderson lives in constant fear of her father. She tries to make him happy but, as he keeps reminding her, she...

A Voice in the Night

17 March 2021
‘A fast-paced and emotional page-turner.’—Christian White, bestselling author of The Nowhere Child Following a bitter separation, Lucie moves to London to take up a position with a prestigious law firm....

The Boy Who Tried to Shrink His Name

17 March 2021
When Zimdalamishkermishkada starts a new school, he knows he’s got to do something about his long name. ​ When no amount of shrinking, folding or crumpling works, he simply settles for Zim—but deep down, it...

The Underdogs: Catch a Cat Burglar

17 March 2021
In a city gone to the dogs … get yourself a cat.​​ The Underdog Detective Agency has a proud tradition of sniffing out trouble (plus sniffing each other’s butts). They’re on a...

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...

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...

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...

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?...