New Books for School – July/August 2012

Books for Early Years / Middle Years
Too Many Elephants in this House – Ursula Dubosarsky and Andrew Joyner

In Eric’s house there were too many elephants – in the living room, in the kitchen, in the bathroom, even in his bedroom!

 The elephants take up a lot of space, but Eric loves every one of them. So when his mum says they have to go, Eric comes up with a clever solution to a very BIG problem . . .
From the creators of The Terrible Plop comes this delightfully energetic story, full of fun and exuberance.

 

 

 

Andy Roid and the Camp Howl Crusaders/ Heroes of the Night – Felice Arena 

Andy is starting to enjoy his new life. But is he the only one who’s hiding a secret? And can the government really protect him from a single-minded bounty hunter? Andy’s parents think the safest place for him is school camp. They couldn’t be more wrong!

As action-packed as Ben 10 or a James Bond movie, the Andy Roid books are the next big thing in series fiction for boys. Book Three in a six book series.
Vanguard Prime – Goldrush

Steve Lochran 

Elite superhero team Vanguard Prime has a new recruit

Sam Lee was just a normal teenager . . . until the disastrous emergence of his superpowers. Now he has the chance to join his childhood heroes and become the youngest-ever member of Vanguard Prime. But when the time comes, will Sam have what is takes to save the world?

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Books for Middle Years / Secondary 
 

The Rumpelgeist – Fiona McIntosh

Drestonia’s capital is cursed by hauntings and disappearing children, panicking the city. Curiously it seems only Crown Princess Ellin, with the help of a young noble, Flynn Jolien, has the power to solve the dilemma.

The problem is Flynn’s been seriously injured by a rival for Ellin’s attention and his only chance of survival depends on the magic of the contrary and elusive sorcerer, Grendel.

Ellin must use all her courage and wit as she embarks on a dangerous journey against enemies known and unknown to find Grendel, save Lord Jolien’s life and return the stolen children of Floris to their parents.

Fiona McIntosh’s much-anticipated fantasy sequel to The Whisperer short-listed in the 2010 Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards.

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After – Morris Gleitzman

After the Nazis took my parents I was scared
After they killed my best friend I was angry
After they ruined my thirteenth birthday I was determined
To get to the forest
To join forces with Gabriek and Yuli
To be a family
To defeat the Nazis after all
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