New Books May 2011 – Primary

Too Small to Fail by Morris Gleitzman

What do you do when your mum, your dad and sixteen camels are in trouble and only you can save them?

 The sometimes sad but mostly funny story of a boy, a girl, a dog and four trillion dollars.

Hocus Pocus Jellypoo Blues by Laura Milligan

Giant Gog and his string dog have mysteriously disappeared . . . Who could be wreaking havoc on magical Reindeer Island?

Will Wizard Oldpopper, Lucy and Joe find the clues at the ice caves that can save the Island and their giant friend from the ghastly creature?  It will take one almighty wizzle-pop to save the day.  But will it be enough?

Another whacky and enchanting adventure in the much loved hocus pocus series.



My Brother’s An Egghead by Gretel Killeen

ALL ZEKE AND EPPIE HAVE TO DO IS PLAY WITH THEIR NEW NEIGHBOURS TIG AND POP – AND TAKE CARE OF THEM AT SCHOOL AND STAY OUT OF TROUBLE FOR JUST ONE DAY – AND THEN THEIR MUM WILL BUY THEM A PUPPY!

The only problem is, Tig and Pop are ALIENS!  So staying out of trouble might not be so easy . . .

More brain-crackingly funny adventures coming soon!

Sumo Granny Smackdown: SUCS by Dave Hackett

‘You had it all: fame, fortune, a 400-inch waist and now you want to blow up our city?’

A bus loaded with raccoons and dynamite is hurtling through space on a direct course for the city of Sucktropolis.  As the Seriously Useless Crime Stoppers (SUCS) shake off their old identities and take on fabulously useless new powers, they are forced to confront their largest enemy yet: Sumo Granny.  She’s the size of eight adult polar bears, and there’s revenge in her heart.
Will the SUCS be as useless as they were last time?
Will Sucktropolis survive this latest threat?

Our Australian Girl Book 2

   

www.ouraustraliangirl.com.au

Aussie Chomps and Bites

 

Throne of Fire: The Kane Chronicles by Rick Riordan

EVER since the gods of Ancient Egypt were unleashed on the modern world, Carter Kane and his sister, Sadie, have been in big trouble.

As descendants of the magical House of Life, they command certain powers. But now a terrifying enemy – Apophis, the giant snake of chaos – is rising.

If Carter and Sadie don’t destroy him, the world will end in five days’ time. And in order to battle the forces of chaos, they must revive the sun god Ra – a feat no magician has ever achieved. Because first they must search the world for the three sections of the Book of Ra, then they have to learn how to chant its spells . . .

Can the Kanes destroy Apophis before he swallows the sun and plunges the earth into darkness . . . forever?

Ring Of Water: Young Samurai 5 by Chris Bradford

JACK FLETCHER HAS BEEN LEFT FOR DEAD . . .

Bruised and battered, Jack Fletcher wakes up in a roadside inn wrapped only in a dirty kimono. He has lost everything, including his memory.

Determined to discover the truth, Jack goes on a quest to retrieve his belongings – his precious swords, his friend Akiko’s black pearl and, most important of all, his father’s prize possession.

Relying on his samurai and ninja training, Jack realizes the Ring of Water is the key to his survival.

But with only a washed up ronin – a masterless samurai – for help, what will Jack manage to find? What will he lose?

And what will he have to sacrifice?

‘A fantastic adventure that floors the reader on page one and keeps them there until the end’
– EOIN COLFER

Fremantle Press
Caterpillar and Butterfly by Abmelin Kwaymullina

There was once a caterpillar who lived all alone.  Everything around Caterpillar seemed large and strange, and she was full of fear. 

Determined to escape any possible danger, Caterpillar hides away in the safety of her chrysallis.  There, she finally discovers the inner strength she needs to truly live. 

Her fears discarded, she emerges triumphantly as Butterfly to enjoy all the wonders of the world. 

University of Queensland Press

Taj and the Great Camel Trek by Rosanne Hawke

 

BELTANA  SOUTH AUSTRALIA  1875

Twelve-year-old Taj and his camel Mustara are about to embark on the adventure of a lifetime.

They are joining explorer Ernest Giles on his second attempt to cross the Australian desert where wild dogs, scorpions, poisonous snakes and a constant shortage of water mean they are never far from disaster.

As if things weren’t tough enough, Taj, raised in the ways of the Afghan people, is struggling to find his place in this new and exciting land.

Taj and the Great Camel Trek by an award-winning author Rosanne Hawke is an inspirational and gripping adventure and a tribute to the Afghan camel drivers who helped explore Australia.

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