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CJULYsprout seedGrandma McGarvey joins the scrum

by Jenny Hessell

Grandma McGarvey inadvertently finds herself on the field at a country rugby match. But she copes with the situation in her usual style, winning everyone's admiration for her drive and fortitude... while at the bottom of a ruck!



funfriendshipFun friendship tales (Ella & Olivia)

by Yvette Poshoglian

Meet Ella and Olivia. Big sister. Little sister. Best friends! Join Ella and Olivia in six brand new tales as they play in a netball final, go to a pizza party and perform in a trampoline show! Everything is more fun with a friend by your side!




by Thomas Taylor

Nobody visits Eerie-on-Sea in the winter. Especially not when darkness falls and the wind howls around Maw Rocks and the wreck of the battleship Leviathan, where even now some swear they have seen the unctuous Malamander creep... Herbert Lemon, Lost-and-Founder at the Grand Nautilus Hotel, knows that returning lost things to their rightful owners is not easy - especially when the lost thing is not a thing at all, but a girl. No one knows what happened to Violet Parma's parents twelve years ago, and when she engages Herbie to help her find them, the pair discover that their disappearance might have something to do with the Malamander. 



Atticus Van Tasticus

by Andrew Daddo

1750, when times were tough and teeth were rotten... As part of an ancient family tradition, young Atticus Van Tasticus narrowly escapes a life down the coal mines - or worse, going to school - when he gets to choose the gift of a pirate ship from his Grandnan's treasure pile. It's a choice that will change the course of history - well, OK, his story, at least. Atticus pulls together a rag-tag bunch misfits - AHEM - a tough, brilliant crew, and sets out to wreak havoc - I mean - live a piratin' life. With little else to his name, Atticus has a taste for adventure, beauty and danger - where any minute might be your last, and your next minute could be your best (...if only they could get off the dock).



septcfpowerupShort circuit (Invincibles # 2)

by Peter Millett

Five ordinary kids power up their footie skills from average to invincible! Powered-up heroes Tana, Scotty, Zinnia, Andrea and Muzza are back. The powers of The Invincibles last only as long as a game of footy, and if they don't stick together as a team they could lose them forever. The clock is ticking … The Invincibles have only 80 minutes to save the day, and failure is not an option! This second book in the sports-themed action-comedy series is set to turn things upside down as the heroes go from titans to tiny.




Groovy fish

by Paula Green

Poems for children




Children's Non-Fiction

CJULYwhen people dieVolcanoes and earthquakes

by Gordon Ell

Get ready for a new take on New Zealand society, history and geography in one of the first two books in The NZ Series, a snappily designed and fact-packed collection for intermediate and high-school age readers. Here in striking and clear terms are the earth movements above and below New Zealand - with investigation into the history of volcanic and earthquake activity, leading to the present-day status for the country. The informative, easy-to-understand text is accompanied by numerous explanatory diagrams, historical and modern-day photographs and `Fact File' boxes. 



Updated 03/10/2019