By Junko Morimoto
On 6 August, 1945, 13-year-old Junko Morimoto's life changed forever. That was the day that an atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, the Japanese city where she lived.First published in Australia, widely praised, and subsequently translated into fourteen languages, the picture book MY HIROSHIMA is Junko's powerful and deeply moving story of a period in history that should never be forgotten.
Mummies are Amazing
By Catriona Hoy
This vibrantly illustrated picture book celebrates mummies and everything they do . from making snakes out of stockings and buses out of boxes to kissing sore knees and getting splinters out of little fingers. Mummies are for amazing things!
My Mum Makes
By Dee Texidor
My mum makes many things, but now she's making the most important thing of all . . . Of all the wonderful things mums do for children perhaps the best is providing a baby brother or sister to play with.
Mulga's Magical Musical Creatures
By Mulga, Mulga
MULGA'S MAGICAL MUSICAL CREATURES is a rhyming picture book for children that answers the question where does music come from? It tells the story of a musician who finds musical inspiration in his dreams. While he's sleeping he dreams of banjo-playing owls, jazz-fluting kangaroos, trumpeting elephants and whistling toucans, and when he wakes up he's inspired to write a song. With a style that is entirely and unmistakably Mulga, this fun and colourful story will delight readers of all ages with its fantastically quirky creatures.
My Grumpy Day
By Felicity Gardner
Some mornings Max wakes up happy. Some mornings he wakes up hungry. But on this particular morning, Max wakes up grumpy and everything feels not-quite-right.So Max goes looking for something to cheer him up but nothing seems to work. His friends' games can't cheer him up and being alone makes him even grumpier. Then Mum gives Max a kiss so tickly that his nose starts to tingle and his mouth starts to twitch and he suddenly wants to laugh. Does Mum know the secret cure for grumpiness?Endearingly illustrated by Felicity Gardner, Max the monkey is a typical toddler learning about himself and the world.
Migaloo, the White Whale
By Mark Wilson
In the warm tropical waters off the north Australian coast, a very special whale is born: Migaloo, the only all-white humpback whale in the world. As he and his pod make their annual migration to Antarctica, Migaloo discovers the beauty, wonder and danger of a whale's journey. Mark Wilson's exquisite illustrations capture the grace and intelligence of these extraordinary creatures, who enchant whale-watchers around the world.
Mang the Wild Orangutan
By Joan Van Loon, John Van Loon
The orangutan is our closest relative, highly intelligent and in critical danger of becoming extinct in the very near future. This poignant picture book tells the story of Mang the Orangutan, taken from the great rainforests of Borneo and now kept in a zoo. A long time ago in Borneo Mang clung tightly to his mother's back, swinging from vines, collecting ripe fruit, honey and insects, and was happy, a master of the trees. Then one day humans come and shoot Mang's mother and capture Mang. Including information about the plight of the orangutan, this information book is a moving account of the story behind one orangutan at the zoo.
By Frank Lampard
Frankie and his team love playing football. There's always time for a game. And now that they have their magical football they're playing against teams they never imagined!When Frankie and his frineds go camping with their dads for Father's Day, the magic football transports them to the Stone Age. The team meet a boy whose dad has gone missing - and there's a woolly mammoth on the loose! Can Frankie and his team reunite father and son, and save their holiday from mammoth mayhem?
The Monkey King's Prize
By A J Hunter, James de la Rue
Time is running out for the chosen ones...Sam and Trey are tasked with saving the world from total destruction by gathering the scattered fragments of the Warrior's Shield. Their next stop is ancient China, where they need to track down the third piece - fast!Transported to a misty bamboo forest, they are attached by the shape-shifting Monkey King. They manage to strike a deal to save their lives: if they can recover a stolen treasure from the malicious Lord Liu, then maybe, just maybe, he will help them.But Liu is a Lord of the Dark, part of the evil that Sam and Trey are fighting. Can they trust the mischievous monkey to help them defeat him? There's only one way to find out...
By A J Hunter, James de la Rue
Do you DARE gaze upon Medusa?When geology-mad Sam goes to stay with her American cousin, Trey, neither of them have any idea what adventures they're about to unleash. They bring together two pieces of The Heart of Light and -whoosh! - they're thrown back into Ancient Greece, where angry harpies and satyrs live. That's not all - they've been set the challenge of saving the world from destruction. But first, they need to rescue an enchanted fragment of The Warrior's Shield, protected by a deadly mythical creature. How will they survive a venomous encounter with Medusa...?
The Mother Goose Diaries
By Chris Colfer
From New York Times bestselling author Chris Colfer comes a new book about a beloved character: Mother Goose. Mother Goose's diary entries over the last five hundred years take readers on a journey to learn buried secrets. A must-have for new and old fans alike.
By Frank Lampard
Frankie and his team love playing football. There's always time for a game - especially in space!When Frankie and his friends climb into a broken Galaxy Quest ride, the shuttle sends them flying beyond the stars! Can Frankie and his team win a game against aliens, and save their new friends from a meteor? Frankie needs to win like never before!
The Milkshake Detectives
By Heather Butler
Charlie and Julia are certain that the sleepy village of Peddle-Worth must contain some mysteries for their brand new agency - The Milkshake Detectives - to solve. All they need to do is find them! So when somebody called 'The Bear' starts leaving strange clues, they can't wait to put their spy skills to use. The only problem? Everyone else wants to join in the bear hunt too! Not least, Charlie's new step-brothers who are quite possibly the most irritating boys on the planet.But with the competition heating up, Charlie might be missing a more important mystery. And this one lies a lot closer to home . . .Heather Butler's first novel, Us Minus Mum, has been longlisted for the Carnegie Medal 2015 and shortlisted for the UKLA Book Awards.
Monster High: An Original Graphic Novel: 02 I Only Have Eye For You
By Heather Nuhfer, Josh Howard
Romance is in the air in this brand new Monster High graphic novel featuring a collection of six original stories about all your favourite ghouls. The Fraidy Hawkins Day Dance is creeping up, and the monsters are aflutter with romantic hopes and screams! To make things even more screamtastic, the girls must ask out the guys! Join in on the 'winks' with Cleo, Scarah, Draculaura, Lagoona, Iris Clops and more!
Medical Milestones and Crazy Cures
By Chris van Tulleken, Xand van Tulleken
Think you know your Smallpox from your Bubonic Plague? Try testing your knowledge of the history of medicine!a) What did the Ancient Egyptians treat with powdered ostrich egg?b) How did body snatchers help 19th-century medical students? c) Why did the Ancient Romans recommend drinking wee?ANSWERS: Dive in and find out!Dr Chris and Dr Xand draw back the bed curtains of history to take you on a tour of the body, revealing the gruesome secrets of medicine through the ages.
Madeline Hatter's Story
By Shannon Hale
At Ever After High, an enchanting boarding school, the children of fairytale legends prepare themselves to fulfill their destinies as the next generation of Snow Whites, Prince Charmings and Evil Queens . . . whether they want to or not. Each year on Legacy Day, students sign the Storybook of Legends to seal their scripted fates. For generations, the Village of Book End has whispered that refusing to sign means The End - both for a story and for a life. As the daughter of the Evil Queen, Raven Queen's destiny is to follow in her mother's wicked footsteps, but evil is so not Raven's style. She's starting to wonder, what if she rewrote her own story? The royal Apple White, daughter of the Fairest of Them All, has a happy ever after planned for herself, but it depends upon Raven feeding her a poison apple in their future. What if Raven doesn't sign the Storybook of Legends? It could mean a happily never after for them both.
The Mermaids of Starfish Reef
By Erica-Jane Waters
Together, Marina, Aqua and Oceana are the Petticoat Pirates!Living aboard their ship in the Periwinkle Lagoon, they are surrounded by the magical high seas which hold all sorts of adventure.One day, three beautiful mermaids come to the lagoon to ask for help. A creature of the deep has come and set loose all the sea snails on their mer-farm, leaving behind nothing but a shiny scale. Can the Petticoat Pirates discover what happened and bring the sea snails back safely?One thing's for sure, they'll need all their pirate skills to solve this mystery!
By Lisi Harrison
The monster community has kept a low profile at the local high school, but when two new girls enrol, the town will never be the same. Created just fifteen days ago, Frankie Stein is psyched to trade her father's formaldehyde-smelling basement lab for parties and prom.But with a student body totally freaked out by rumors of monsters stalking the halls, Frankie learns that high school can be rough for a chic freak like her. She thinks she finds a friend in fellow new student Melody Carver-but can a 'normie' be trusted with her big secret?