Book List:39 titles
  • Ludo helps other people. It's how he was brought up. When Dad is elected to Federal Parliament, Ludo grabs the chance to make Australia an even better place. But he soon discovers it's not the homeless of the national capital who most need his help...


  • The next compelling chapter in the life of Felix, hero of the award-winning Once, Then, After, Soon, and Now.1946. Europe is in ruins. Millions of people dream of finding happiness somewhere else. Fourteen year old Felix is one of them. When he’s o...


  • Very Yummy Stories. Stop your mum picking her nose, read the secret diary of a dog, catch a bus and then let it go, discover how one slice of toast can make you the most popular person in school, start wearing a crown and give up eating pig-nostril g...


  • Even more desperate to save his family from ending up on his stack of squashed relatives, Limpy takes his quest to the airwaves. When a TV cooking show kidnaps Goliath to be their main ingredient, Limpy sets out to rescue him and ends up on camera hi...



  • From the author who created the memorable world of Wilton the intestinal worm and Algy the microbe in Worm Story comes another highly infectious tale of a brave microscopic hero who is unexpectedly propelled from his familiar nostril-home into the bi...


  • "Doug's not like one of those posh guardian angels in the Bible," Gran used to say. "He's invisible, he doesn't do violence and he's very busy, so if you need him you've got to ask." I'm asking you now, Doug. Mitch needs help. Everyone hates him, but...


  • Bumface! That's who Angus wants to be. He dreams of being bold, brave, wild, and free. Like the pirate in the stories he tells his younger brother and sister.Instead Angus is just plain tired from changing nappies and wiping food off walls.His mum ca...


  • Thomas is eleven and lives with his mum and dad and big sister Alisha. He was a pretty normal kid until two weeks ago when he discovered he had developed a startling new ability. Every time anyone tells a lie Thomas develops a violent itch in his nip...






  • "I scribbled angrily in my notebook, ripped the page out and held it in front of his face. "You killed my mother," it said, "and I've got the sausages to prove it."" It starts off as a normal week for Rowena. A car full of stewed apples. A police cel...


  • Trying to fit in at a posh new school is really hard when your loving and lovable family also happen to be criminals. Bridget is succeeding pretty well and has even made a friend, Menzies, the son of the federal Minister for National Development. The...



  • Eleven-year-old Grace only knows one world—the world of her mum and dad and twin brothers, and the strict religious community they belong to. But when her dad is thrown out of the church for asking questions, Grace is torn. How can she stay in the ...


  • What do you take to Pets Day at school when you're allergic to cats and the new principal? A very large stray dog of course. Answering that question is much easier than the one she has to ask herself at home. Is she a pet, as Mum's always saying, or ...


  • 1 boy. 1 girl. 1 camel. Squillions of dollars. A plan that can’t fail. Or can it? Oliver’s parents own a bank. This makes them very rich, very important and very busy. Oliver, on the other hand, is terrible at maths and aspires to nothing more th...


  • Where do you get a top grandmother at short notice? It's not easy, but Pearl's got Winston to help her, and you can do anything when your best friend is the world's brainiest guinea pig. Then Pearl meets Gran and the surprises begin....


  • Bigger and fatter than all the other microbes in the valley, Wilton feels ostracised and out of place. But even more worryingly, their world has become unhealthy and toxic with mass illness and flash storms. Setting out to find out what is wrong, Wil...


  • After the Nazis took my parents I was scared. After they killed my best friend I was angry. After I joined the partisans and helped defeat the Nazis I was hopeful. Soon, I said, we'll be safe. I was wrong....


  • Australia's most beloved children's author returns.Like many of his mates from the bush, Frank Ballantyne is keen to join the grand adventure and do his bit. Specially as a chest full of medals might impress the currently unimpressed parents of his c...



  • A Holocaust survival story that combines hopeful melancholy with gentle humour Following a heartbreaking struggle to survive as a Jewish child in Germany, Felix faces perhaps his greatest challenge - to find hope when he's lost almost everything. As ...


  • Felix is a grandfather. He has achieved much in his life and is widely admired in the community. He has mostly buried the painful memories of his childhood, but they resurface when his granddaughter Zelda comes to stay with him. Together they face a ...


  • STORIES WITH THE LOT! Save ten lives with a paperclip, discover how a big banana can ruin your sister's holiday, make a new friend with a garbage bin, develop a taste for sheep's spleen and chips, bounce on a vampire's bed, rescue your dad from a dog...


  • Felix and Zelda have escaped the train to the death camp, but where do they go now? They're two runaway kids in Nazi-occupied Poland. Danger lies at every turn of the road. With the help of a woman named Genia and their active imaginations, Felix...


  • Felix, a Jewish boy in Poland in 1942, is hiding from the Nazis in a Catholic orphanage. The only problem is that he doesn't know anything about the war, and thinks he's only in the orphanage while his parents travel and try to salvage their booksell...


  • Limpy has a vision. A world where cane toads and humans play mudslides together. And help each other with the shopping. And share their slug sauce and maggot moisturiser. But how does a young cane toad discover the ancient secret of living in pea...



  • When Amy arrives home for her birthday tea, her parents have vanished and in their place is a baby she's never seen before. At around the same time Sprocket wakes up naked on a deserted mountainside and realises that he has lost his memory. Both kids...


  • "Ouch," said Limpy. "Why is my back hurting?" A horrible thought hit him. Perhaps it was a fork wound. Perhaps while he was unconscious the human had tried to eat him. He looked around. All he could see was blue plastic. In this sequel to Toad Rage...






  • The kitchen was a mess. Packets and jars had been flung around. Half the stuff in the fridge was on the floor. There was a trail of flour running through the passage. For a second Jake thought one of the magazine people must have had an urge to make ...


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    "Oh, no, Limpy," said Mum in exasperation. "You haven't brought home another dead relative?" Limpy's family reckons humans don't hate cane toads, but Limpy knows otherwise. He's spotted the signs. The cross looks. The unkind comments. The way they s...


  • In this sequel to Worry Warts and Misery Guts, Keith Shipley is still trying to bring happiness to his now-separated parents, this time by finding each of them a new partner. “A punchy narrative, droll characters and original plot make this a real ...


  • Worried because his parents' constant fighting has been aggravated by their financial troubles, twelve-year-old Keith decides to solve the problem by running away to pick up a fortune in the Australian opal fields...


  • The misadventures of Rowena Batts continue in this poignant but hilarious sequel to Blabber Mouth. “Rowena’s circumstances may be very particular, but her brio in surmounting an almost universal set of fears should win a wide audience indeed.”-...




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    Jamal and Bibi have a dream. To lead Australia to soccer glory in the next World Cup. They know it won't be easy. They'll have to beat some really good teams, plus landmines, pirates, storms and assassins. But they're sure they can achieve their drea...


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    This is a cane toad's hilarious quest to discover the true meaning of Christmas! Limpy has a dream. A dream in which cane toads and humans live happily together. Surely this time Limpy will be able to show humans how nice cane toads can be? After all...