New Books for Primary October 2012

Today We Have No Plans –  JANE GODWIN & ANNA WALKER

A busy week, a slower day Brings time to dream and time to play.

From the creators of the much-loved All Through the Year comes a journey through a week in the life of an Australian family, celebrating those precious days that have no plans. This gorgeously illustrated, gentle and whimsical picture book is sure to delight readers as a treasure to share at the end of a busy day, or a languid read on those days when we have no plans at all.

Little Elephants – GRAEME BASE

The wheat is ripe, but the harvester is broken and a plague of locusts is on the way. It looks as if Jim and his mother may lose the farm. But when Jim show kindness to a stranger, their fortunes are set to change in the most surprising way imaginable!

From the creator of the bestselling favourites AnimaliaThe Legend of The Golden Snail and The Jewel Fish of Karnak comes a brand new inspiring and magical tale.

Andy Roid and the Turbine Runaways (Book 5) – FELICE ARENA

For the first time Andy is on his own, but will having the time of his life put all their lives in jeopardy? Because when you’re a superhero, a simple mistake can have terrible consequences!

This exciting and action packed series has been a massive success for both boys and girls! Books 5&6 promise to be more thrilling than ever!

Andy Roid and the Sinister Showdown – FELICE ARENA

Can Andy save the people who mean the most to him? Can he take the fight to the enemy and win? And will his powers be used for good or evil? This time, there’s nowhere left to turn and everything is on the line!


I’m Lengy and I’m Thai. My parents run a restaurant named Thai-riffic! but I’m always craving hot chips and pizza. 

Mum and Dad’s idea of a holiday?

Going to Thailand to visit all our relatives.

Recipe for getting there?

  • Survive Dr Needlemouse and his arsenal of needles
  • Squeeze in a snappy budget trip to Dreamworld
  • Catch a red-back spider for my Auntie
  • Fight off a savage bat attack
  • Celebrate Christmas, Thai-riffic style!

Recipe for surviving the planning?

A heap of good luck and plenty of THAI-NO-MITE!

Phew! I’ll need a holiday after this . . . 

This hilarious and bestselling author of Thai-riffic! brings us the next instalment of Lengy’s adventures.

The Kane Chronicles: Survival Guide – RICK RIORDAN

Fans of Rick Riordan will love this on the people, places, gods, and creatures found in the chart-topping Kane Chronicles series.

Packed with brand new material – including an easy-to-assemble trading card pyramid and full-color diagrams and maps – this deluxe, lavishly illustrated guide teaches readers how to compile secret messages, read hieroglyphics, and recite ancient magic spells.

Featuring enough information and extras to satisfy current fans and budding Egyptologists alike, this guide will cast a spell on readers of all ages.



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