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The Edge of Thirteen (Nova Weetman, UQP)

Released March 2021

The Edge of Thirteen is the latest offering by acclaimed middle-grade author Nova Weetman. Following the characters from Weetman's 'The Secrets We Keep' series, yet working as a standalone story,... Read more

9 Things to Remember (and one to forget) (Alison Binks, Berbay)

Released March 2021

This picture book opens with a girl relaxing on a hammock somewhere in the forest, along with the words, ‘If you sleep outside remember that birds wake up very early... Read more

Rajah Street (Myo Yim, Walker Books)

Released March 2021

In this sunny picture book, three-year-old Junya watches the world outside his window as he waits hopefully for the arrival of one of his most favourite things ever: the garbage... Read more

Waking Romeo (Kathryn Barker, A&U)

Released March 2021

Waking Romeo is a stunning reimagining of the classic tale of Romeo and Juliet—meets Wuthering Heights, meets epic time-travelling extravaganza. The main story revolves around Juliet and a group of... Read more

The Gaps (Leanne Hall, Text)

Released March 2021

The fourth novel by 2009 Text Prize winner Leanne Hall is simultaneously harrowing and enchanting. The Gaps begins as abruptly as a slap, with a newscast declaring schoolgirl Yin Mitchell... Read more

The Detective’s Guide to Ocean Travel (Nicki Greenberg, Affirm)

Released March 2021

Award-winning picture book and graphic novel author and illustrator Nicki Greenberg has turned her attention to middle-grade mystery in her newest work, The Detective’s Guide to Ocean Travel. Perfect for... Read more

Main Abija My Grandad (Karen Rogers, A&U)

Released March 2021

Written as a tribute to the author and artist Karen Rogers’s grandfather, who was instrumental in teaching her about her ancestry and Country, this picture book is a celebration of... Read more

The Ghost Squad (Sophie Masson, MidnightSun)

Released February 2021

This young adult thriller starts as a post-collapse story and then takes a supernatural turn. It begins with ‘the pulse’, a solar flare that shuts down all electronics, pitching the... Read more

With a Little Kelp from Our Friends (Mathew Bate, illus by Liz Rowland, Thames & Hudson)

Released February 2021

From the evolution of this fascinating stuff to its modern usage as food, fuel and building material, in With a Little Kelp from Our Friends Mathew Bate tells you everything... Read more

Footprints on the Moon (Lorraine Marwood, UQP)

Released February 2021

It’s 1969 and Sharnie is entering year seven and finding it difficult to make friends. The world is consumed by the Space Race and the Vietnam War, and Sharnie is... Read more