The Patchwork Bike
By Maxine Beneba Clarke, Van T Rudd
Winner of the Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Crichton Award for Debut Illustrator 2017Selected as a CBCA Honour Picture Book 2017Shortlisted for PATRICIA WRIGHTSON PRIZE FOR CHILDREN'S LITERATURE 2018'Beautifully written and incredibly powerful.' Books + Publishing'this book is just what many of us need right now' - starred Kirkus ReviewWhen you live in a village at the edge of the No-Go Desert, you need to make your own fun. That's when you and your brothers get inventive and build a bike from scratch, using everyday items like an old milk pot (maybe mum is still using it, maybe not) and a used flour sack. You can even make a numberplate from bark, if you want. The end result is a spectacular bike, perfect for going bumpity-bump over sandhills, past your fed-up mum and right through your mud-for-walls home.A delightful story from multi-award-winning author Maxine Beneba Clarke, beautifully illustrated by street artist Van T Rudd.
Prisoner of the Black Hawk
By A. L. Tait
In the second thrilling instalment of the Mapmaker Chronicles by Australian author A.L. Tait, Quinn is taken prisoner by a ruthless enemy.Tomas laughed. 'You think that's terrifying? Wait till you meet the pescarn . . . they will eat the flesh off your bones in minutes.'In the second book in this thrilling series, Mapmaker Quinn is far from home in an exotic land filled with dangerous creatures and ruthless enemies. When he is betrayed by someone close to him and comes face-to-face with blood-thirsty pirates, he has to decide once and for all who is a friend and who is a foe . . . Is this the end of the race for Quinn - or just the beginning of another incredible adventure in The Mapmaker Chronicles?'Great white beasts and would-be pirates will capture the attention of young readers ... recommended for fans of adventure books from Emily Rodda and Andrew McGahan.' BOOKS+PUBLISHING 'The story unfolds in such a gripping way that I found this second book in the series almost impossible to put down and read 95% at one sitting. This series is a great read by an Australian author . . . Book Three will be eagerly awaited.' Buzzwords'The story is filled with a wonderful sense of old-fashioned adventure with sword fights, narrow escapes, daring plans, betrayed trust and the exciting discovery of new people, ideas, animals and places. The work of Australian author A L Tait, The Mapmaker Chronicles is a fantastic series for readers who love stories filled with adventure and suspense.' Kids' Book Review'THE PRISONER OF THE BLACK HAWK is an exciting book filled with sword fights, strange creatures and pirates. If you're a buccaneer who thirsts for adventure, this thrilling book is for you. Buy this book, batten down the hatches, weigh anchor and let the author take you on a swashbuckling adventure!" William, 9, and James, 8, for WEST AUSTRALIANthemapmakerchronicles.com
Pop Star Power (Graphic Novel)
By Olivia London
The third in a fantastic graphic novel series of new stories and every day adventures with the LEGO ® Friends. In Heartlake City, five friends are determined to have fun in everything they do - whether they're riding horses, babysitting, snowboarding, helping animals, or flying up to the sky in a hot-air balloon! Join Mia, Olivia, Andrea, Stephanie, and Emma as they discover the powers of friendship and making the world a better place. Features exclusive content that will help readers to create their own adventures and special friendship moments. ©2015 The LEGO Group
Polly and the Puffin
By Jenny Colgan, Thomas Docherty
Meet Polly and her puffin Neil in the debut children's book from Sunday Times bestselling novelist, Jenny Colgan. Illustrated throughout and with recipes, activities and rhymes in addition to the irresistible story.Polly heard a CRASH downstairs. Was it a monster? NO! Was it a spider alien? NO!It was a little puffin with a broken wing...When Polly discovers an injured puffin, she and her mummy look after him in their cottage by the sea.Slowly, Neil's wing heals and Polly must prepare herself to say goodbye to her new friend. Will she ever see him again? Perfect for bedtime stories and early readers. From the author of The Little Beach Street Bakery.Contains recipes, activities and jokes in addition to the story.
Pudsey the Dog: The Movie
Pudsey has it all - a successful career and the city of London at his paws. What more could a dog ask for? Maybe a couple of sausages! So when Molly, Tommy and George promise him a snack, Pudsey's tail wags all the way to their house. But when he hides in the family trailer, he gets more than just sausages. He's taken to the family's new home ... in the middle of the countryside!Miles from the city, Pudsey quickly makes friends on the farm, fights off an evil landlord and sets out to foil a plot to demolish his new home. But his adventures (and his love of sausages) land him in the dog pound. Pudsey can't dance his way out of a locked cage. Or can he? He'd better hurry if he's going to save the farm from destruction!
Petticoat Pirates Omnibus
By Erica-Jane Waters, Penelope Rawlins
Together, Marina, Aqua and Oceana are the Petticoat Pirates, and this unabridged audio edition includes 2 of their fabulous adventures!The Mermaids of Starfish Reef: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!The Sea Fairies of Whirlpool Gully:When the other pirates of the Lagoon are struck by a mysterious curse, the girls must travel in search of sea fairies to find a cure. But to get there they'll have to face one of their greatest fears and steer their ship straight into a whirlpool!Can they be brave enough to save their friends?© Oakhill Publishing 2014
Pudsey: A Pup Star's Story
Last year, a dog danced his way into the history books as the first canine winner of Britain's Got Talent. On their way to the title, Pudsey and his owner Ashleigh Butler won over Walliams, delighted Dixon, stole the heart of Holden, and utterly captivated Cowell. They charmed the nation, too - with millions of families tuning in to see them take the crown.As a young pup, Pudsey always knew he was somehow different to other puppies. While his brothers and sisters contented themselves with chasing their tails, he sat apart, hoping for something more. Pudsey: A Pup Star's Story tells the story of his incredible, inspirational journey, straight from the dog's mouth.
Persephone the Phony
By Joan Holub, Suzanne Williams
As Persephone's mum encourages her to do, she often "goes along to get along" instead of doing what she really wants. But when she meets Mount Olympus Academy bad-boy Hades, she finally feels she has found someone with whom she can be herself. He's the first person who actually listens to her, and she finds herself liking him, despite the fact that the other goddess girls think he's bad news. But if he makes her feel so special - and she's so comfortable hanging around him - can he really be all that bad?Authors Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams put a modern spin on classic myths with the Goddess Girls series. Follow the ins and outs of divine social life at Mount Olympus Academy, where the most privileged godboys and goddessgirls in the Greek pantheon hone their mythical skills.