New Books for School – January, February, March 2014

We apologise that it has been some time since we shared some of our beautiful new books with all of you! We thought we might wait and round them all up in one easy to find post for you all. We are delighted to present our new titles for January, February and March 2014. Enjoy!

January 2014

9780143569374Pirouette by ROBYN BAVATI

Great read for 12+ girls set in the ballet world, by best-selling author Robyn Bavati.

Adopted as babies by two different families, Simone and Hannah have never known they are identical twins. Simone has been raised as a dancer, but she hates performing. Hannah loves nothing more than dance, but her parents see it as just a hobby. When the two girls pirouette into each other’s lives, they decide to swap places and make their dreams come true.

But for how long can Simone and Hannah keep pretending? What will happen when the truth is revealed?

February 2014

9780143307594Crystal Bay: Quincy Jordan Book 1 by JEN STORER

Quincy Jordan doesn’t want to meet her hippie cousins and go to school in Crystal Bay. Her life in Sydney is perfect. She’s going to save her parents’ marriage, score perfect marks at school and become a surgeon. Her only regret is that she’ll never be a fashion designer. But sacrifices must be made!

There’s no way that Quincy is going to be ‘Crystallised’ – that is until her cousin Esme, the school musical and a cute boy called Harris change everything . . .

Think family, friends and fashion, romance, tears and laughter. That’s Crystal Bay!

Look out for Romy Bright, the next book in this series.

9780143307631Our Australian Girl: Meet Daisy (Book 1) ILLUSTRATOR: LUCIA MASCIULLO/AUTHOR: MICHELLE HAMER

It’s 1930 . . . and Daisy lives on a farm, where she loves riding her horse, Jimmy, through the paddocks. Times are tough, and when her father loses his job, Daisy and her little sister, Flora, are sent to Melbourne to live with their aunt and uncle. Daisy must leave behind everyone she loves for a city she’s never seen, and even her wildest daydreams can’t prepare her for the new life that awaits her . . .

Meet Daisy and join her adventure in the first of four exciting stories about a hopeful girl in troubled times.

9780143307945Our Australian Girl: Meet Pearlie (Book One) ILLUSTRATOR: LUCIA MASCIULLO/AUTHOR: GABRIELLE WANG

It’s 1941 . . . and the war is changing Pearlie’s life every day. Darwin is full of soldiers, there’s a spy on the loose, and people are turning against Pearlie’s best friend, Naoko, just because she’s Japanese. When everything falls apart, will Pearlie be brave enough to stick up for what’s right, or will her old fears get the better of her?

Meet Pearlie and join her adventure in the first of four exciting stories about a courageous girl in a world at war.

9780143307303Plague Island: The Lost World Circus Book 5 by JUSTIN D’ATH

An electrifying new series from Justin D’Ath. Author of the bestselling Extreme Adventures.

Colt Lawless is on the run, suddenly famous, and more than a little superhuman. But can he save the last animals on earth?

A kidnapping, a bird-napping and an offer of help from a mysterious stranger. That’s just the start of a wild ride that leaves Colt (aka Superclown) and Birdy (aka Clowngirl) abandoned on remote, rat-infested Plague Island. When Birdy gets bitten by a ghost rat, she has only a few hours to live – unless Colt can crack the code of Enzyme-C. . .

9780143568421Tigerfish by DAVID METZENTHEN

From best-selling and award-winning author David Metzenthen comes a powerful new novel.

Better in here, they think. Safe and sound. No shocks and no surprises. Twenty-one degrees Celsius all year round.

But outside Sky Point Mall, no one is safe.

Ryan Lanyon lives in a tough suburb.  His brother’s a bouncer.  His best  mate owns weapons.  Ariel works in a surf shop and has never seen the sea.  And the year that lies ahead is a minefield for them all.

A novel of confrontation, loyalty and love from David Metzenthen, the award-winning and bestselling author of Jarvis 24Boys of Blood and Bone and Black Water.

March 2014

9780670076000The Brothers Quibble by AARON BLABEY

Spalding Quibble ruled the roost.
He shared it with no other.
But then his parents introduced
a brand new baby brother.

Uh oh.

A picture book about love (and war) from the award-winning author of Pearl Barley and Charlie Parsley, The Dreadful Fluff and Noah Dreary.

9780143307563Do You Dare? Bushranger’s Boys 1841 by ALISON LLOYD

Do you dare . . .

Confront a bully?

Steal to protect someone?

Hide a bushranger?

It’s an adventure in history.

Do You Dare?

9780143307556Do You Dare? Fighting Bones by  SOFIE LAGUNA

Fighting Bones is the convict-era adventure in this series of exciting, action-packed Australian stories for boys aged 8 to 12.

Irish brothers Danny and Declan Sheehan are inmates at Tasmania’s Point Puer prison for convict boys in 1836. When tragedy strikes and the prison bully is on the rampage, escape is their only chance to survive… But will they dare?

It’s an adventure in history. Do you dare?

9780143308195Sam Fox Extreme Adventures (Bind-up) by JUSTIN D’ATH

Sam Fox is a danger magnet!

Join TV’s newest hero as he braves furious floods, raging bushfires, and survives close encounters with crocs, killer sharks and a mad old rodeo bull.

From the best-selling, action-packed Extreme Adventures series comes this exciting edition with three nail-biting stories in one.

9780143307464Daisy’s Quest: Wilderness Fairies (Book 1) by AUTHOR: JODIE WELLS-SLOWGROVE/ILLUSTRATOR: KERRY MILLARD

A fairy isn’t born with wings. She has to earn them.

When Queen Jasmine sends Daisy on the Fairy Quest it will take all her wit and magic to succeed. But what if succeeding means letting someone else down? Will Daisy make the right decision?

A tiny world of magic in the Australian bush

9780143307471Daisy’s New Wings: Wilderness Fairies (Book 2)

With her feathery new wings, Daisy finally feels like a true fairy. Now she must learn how to fly. When Aunt Acacia arrives to teach her, Daisy can’t wait to get started. But the lessons seem to take forever. Will Daisy’s impatience lead to disaster?


9780143307679The First Voyage by ALLAN BAILLIE

30,000 years ago, before the pyramids are built, before the Ice Age comes and goes, and before Neanderthals become extinct, the Yam tribe live in peace on Bird Island. But the Crocodile tribe have other ideas . . .

The ferocious Crocodile warriors have already killed Bent Beak’s pa, and now they seem determined to take out his whole tribe. The only way to survive is to flee the island. But where will they go?

As the Yam tribe brave the perils of the sea, will they survive the voyage into the unknown, and what awaits them just over the horizon?

An enthralling story about the plight of the very first boat people, of their desperation, bravery and hope.

9780143568520Tigers on the Beach by DOUG MACLEOD

Have you heard the one about the guy who lost a grandfather, but found a girlfriend? It’s funny. It’s also kind of sad. And some of the bits that are sad are also kind of funny (but only if you laugh at that sort of thing).

Adam thinks Samantha could be the one for him. But first he has to sort out his parents’ crumbling marriage, stop getting into embarrassing situations involving public nudity, find out what’s making his gran so angry, stop his little brother doing something really, really dangerous and work out what’s so funny about two tigers on a beach. It can’t be that hard, can it?

A novel about how comedy unites and divides us, from the award-winning author of The Shiny Guys and The Life of a Teenage Body-Snatcher.

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