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CJULYsprout seedSprout, seed, sprout!

by Annika Dunklee

One day, when a boy sees his dad cut an avocado in half, he decides to plant the fruit's seed and grow it avocado tree! One glass of water, two careful hands, and three pointy toothpicks later, ... 


CJULYstorm boyStorm boy and other stories

by Colin Thiele

The return of a much-loved classic from a best-selling author. When Storm Boy goes walking along the beach, or over sandhills, or in the sanctuary, the birds are not afraid. They know he is a friend. One of them comes to live with Storm Boy and his father, Hideaway. He is the pelican they call Mr Percival.




CJULYrowley diaryDiary of an awesome friendly kid: Rowley Jefferson's journal

by Jeff Kinney

In his first journal, middle schooler Rowley Jefferson, Greg Heffley's sidekick, records his experiences and misguided decision to write a biography of Greg, who, in his own mind, is destined to become rich and famous.






CJULYfantastic facesFantastic faces: transform yourself into 12 dramatic characters

by Helen Casey

Be the star of the show with these fun stage make-up looks from the National Theatre. Transform yourself into a phoenix, a zombie, a pirate or a rock star. Created by the experts at the National Theatre, the book is full of original top tips and tricks, including how to create convincing scars, bruises and wrinkles!


CJULYwhen people dieDealing with when people die

by Jane Lacey

Death is difficult to deal with at any age, but for children who are handling it for the first time, it can be extra tough. This engaging book will help young readers learn to navigate this sad and challenging situation.




My first origami book
CJULYorigami book

by Belinda Webster

Make a rabbit, a crane, a star, a windmill, and more! Even the youngest children can create charming origami models. This book will take them through the process, step by step.




Updated 09/07/2019