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We Are Wolves (Katrina Nannestad, ABC Books)

Released November 2020

In We Are Wolves, middle-grade author Katrina Nannestad, creator of the 'Olive of Groves' and 'Girl, the Dog and the Writer' series, moves confidently into more sombre territory with the... Read more

Little Jiang (Shirley Marr, illus by Katy Jiang, Fremantle Press)

Released October 2020

Born under a confluence of inauspicious signs and hitherto haunted by all manner of hungry ghosts, it’s difficult for Mei to dismiss her aunt’s firmly held belief that she is... Read more

The Boy, the Wolf and the Stars (Shivaun Plozza, Puffin)

Released October 2020

Young readers with an insatiable hunger for adventure will love The Boy, the Wolf and the Stars, a timeless new novel from Shivaun Plozza. A departure from her writing for... Read more

Aussie STEM Stars: Fiona Wood (Cristy Burne, Wild Dingo Press)

Released October 2020

‘Aussie STEM Stars’ is an exciting new narrative nonfiction series that celebrates experts in the fields of science, maths, engineering and technology. Book one centres on the story of Fiona... Read more

Bindi (Kirli Saunders, illus by Dub Leffler, Magabala)

Released October 2020

Multi–award winning author and poet Kirli Saunders turns her talent to junior fiction with this wonderfully engaging verse novel, which won the inaugural WA Premier’s Daisy Utemorrah Award. Eleven-year-old Bindi... Read more

The Tunnel of Dreams (Bernard Beckett, Text)

Released October 2020

The Tunnel of Dreams is a charmingly breezy middle fiction fantasy novel about identical twins Arlo and Stefan, and their adventure in a parallel, magic-filled world. Author Bernard Beckett wastes... Read more

Tricky Nick (Nicholas J Johnson, illus by Russell Jeffery, Pan)

Released September 2020

I’m usually suspicious of books written by performers, celebrities or adult writers turning to children’s fiction, but Tricky Nick won me over in the first 20 pages. Magician-turned-author Nicholas J... Read more

The Fire Star (A L Tait, Penguin)

Released September 2020

Maven is a servant girl doomed to a life of servitude and forced to hide how sharp-minded she really is. Reeve is a squire with dreams of becoming a knight... Read more

Fly on the Wall (Remy Lai, Walker)

Released September 2020

When Henry Khoo isn’t trolling his school as anonymous cartoonist ‘Fly on the Wall’, he is being babied at home by an overprotective family. To correct this, Henry devises a... Read more

The Wolves of Greycoat Hall (Lucinda Gifford, Walker Books)

Released September 2020

Author and illustrator Lucinda Gifford brings us a refreshing and humorous tale with The Wolves of Greycoat Hall, the first book in a new junior fiction series. Boris and his... Read more