Junior fiction

Five Hundred Miles

Kevin Brooks

Format: Paperback

AUD $13.99

Two boys wheel-and-deal their way through life in the murky backstreets of East London. But how will the boys cope when confronted with a girl gunslinger and a monkey in a cage? Tense and artmospheric drama with the threat of violence never far away.

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Wave

Paul Dowswell

Format: Paperback

AUD $13.99

Written to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme by a prize-winning history author who brilliantly captures the reality of war. Interlinks the story of two modern-day boys with the story of their ancestors enslisted to fight in the First World War. A powerful and moving tale, poignantly told.

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The Lion Roars (#2)

Alan Gibbons

Format: Paperback

AUD $11.99

Jimi loves books and he loves football. His favourite books are about the great African-born footballers and he dreams of pulling on the white shirt of the Lions of Senegal. He has his sister to coach him and his uncle to inspire him but will Jimi's dreams come true? Interweaves Jimi's story with facts about the history of football in Africa.

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Over the Line

Tom Palmer

Format: Paperback

AUD $14.99

A poignant and powerful tale based on the real life World War One soldier in the Footballer's Batallion.

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Thicker Than Water

Anne Cassidy

Format: Paperback

AUD $13.99

Brilliant reworking of classic Of Mice and Men. Lennie and George drift from town to town and dream of opening their own music shop. But Lennie has the mind of a child and accidents are never very far away. Tragic and beautifully-written modern-day retelling.

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Gunpoint

Jim Eldridge

Format: Paperback

AUD $13.99

Alex and her dad are fixing pipes in the roof of the Town Hall when terrorists take the building. Alex's dad is taken hostage but the terrorists don't know that Alex is there. Can she save him? Exciting very low-reading action story.

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Johnny Delgado

Kevin Brooks

Format: Paperback

AUD $14.99

Gritty urban drama about a teenage detective. Johnny wants to be a detective, and he's got it all figured out. So what is he to do when two of the most beautiful girls in the world give him a job to investigate? Investigate it of course. But quickly things spin out of Johnny's control, and he gets tangled up with the local gangs. Can he work out how he's ended up in this mess?

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In At The Deep End

Michelle Magorian, illustrated by Peter Cottrill

Format: Paperback

AUD $11.99

A story about believing in yourself. Ben is desperate to impress Jack and Harry, that's why he said he'd do the first leg of the swimathon. But when Jack and Harry don't turn up, Ben has to face some tough truths about his 'friends'. And then Ben finds friendship in an unexpected place.

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Bigger And Better

Kaye Umansky

Format: Paperback

AUD $11.99

Vi the Giantess has a thing for all things tiny, so she's putty in Jack's hands when he climbs up the beanstalk and appears in her kitchen. A laugh-out-loud fractured fairytale.

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Amber's Song

Gillian Cross

Format: Paperback

AUD $11.99

When Mark's baby sister is born she just won't stop screaming! Can Mark and his bandmates find a tune to to keep her quiet? A warm touching story of family love under trying circumstances.

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