Junior fiction

Thicker Than Water

Anne Cassidy

Format: Paperback

AUD $14.99

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 $12.99

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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Five Hundred Miles

Kevin Brooks

Format: Paperback

AUD $14.99

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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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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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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Peace Maker

Malorie Blackman, illustrated by Matthew Griffin

Format: Paperback

AUD $11.99

Powerful future drama exploring what it means to be human. Mitch and her mother live among a peaceful race who avoid fighting through the 'peacemaker' chips inserted in their arms. But when an alien ship confronts Mitch's home, they need a champion to defend the ship. Can Mitch step up?

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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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The Boy And The Globe

Tony Bradman and illustrated by Tom Morgan-Jones

Format: Paperback

AUD $12.99

A lively and compelling novel published to mark the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death, woven from the few known facts of his young life.

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Out For The Count

Anne Fine, illustrated by Vicki Gausden

Format: Paperback

AUD $12.99

A funny and thought-provoking Little Gem from Anne Fine, with sensitive and charming artwork by illustration star Vicki Gausden.

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Flyboy (Wings #1)

Tom Palmer

Format: Paperback

AUD $12.99

First in the Wings trilogy. Jatinder seems to be living his dream - he's training for his team's youth squad, and his host parents Steve and Esther are really great. But the other kids are always on the alert for anything that makes a player different, and Jatinder is definitely that. Steve reckons it's good to be different - look at his own hero, Hardit Singh Malik. That night Jatinder wakes up in a seriously surprising situation - flying Hardit's WWI fighter plane into enemy airspace.

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