A Magpie Called Will
by Peter Rondel (illustrated by Frances Hutt)
Michael befriends a magpie that is smarter than he is. The magic of Merlin The Magician reaches across the years to the present day, and suddenly, the two worlds are joined by the magpie’s secret. Beautifully illustrated, suitable for ages 8 to 12.
written and illustrated by Jeffery E Doherty
The park calls to Marina. It tugs at a place deep in her chest but the thought of meeting the children who play there sends her into a breathless panic.
This beautiful story deals with issues of bullying, anxiety and being different, issues increasingly relevant to children of all ages. The story will delight any reader who has ever felt awkward, lonely or anxious. Suitable for children aged 7 to 12.
The Adventures of Teddy and Karl: Stories For Bedtime
by Rolf Svensen (illustrated by Jeffery E Doherty)
When Karl and Teddy meet Flora the nature fairy she gives them the power to speak with the animals. What a surprise!
Join Teddy and Karl in 10 stories of adventure and wonder, as they explore the bush around Karl’s farm.
Teddy and Karl’s adventures are designed to make bedtime something to look forward to and generate quality time for parents and carers with their small ones when they put them to bed. These stories will put smiles on faces and happy dreams in hearts.
The Adventures of Ursus the Bear
by Jack Eason (illustrated by Frances Hutt)
Ursus the Honey Bear is a special bear cub: he was born with silver-coloured fur. This makes him special in the bear community but it did cause some fuss at first. None of this concerns Ursus, as he is a playful bear and would rather spend all his waking hours exploring the world around him, and making new friends. Like all bear cubs, he loves adventure.
The Adventures of Ursus the Bear contains six stories of adventure, each concluding with a lesson Ursus has learned, a moral.
Ursus’ Great Adventure
Ursus and the Lost Bumblebee Home
Ursus and the Monster Below
Ursus Finds a Big Hole in the World
Ursus gets a Sister
The Rejects (Ginomees Trilogy Book 1)
by Ali Foster
“We’re ginomees, it says so right here. Look! G-N-O-M-E-S spells ginomees!”
A group of discarded garden ginomees turn their backs on the boredom of a lifetime in the garden and set out in search of adventure. When a good deed goes wrong, Noname and his friend Flutey are forced to fly over the Tripletoe Mountains to win back the hats stolen by a band of wild ginomees.
“It is called the Elemental Control. And it is failing. The elements are mere ghosts of their full forces. And, as it fails Delphi, I start to die. I need you to save me, the future of your home, and a very powerful boy.”
Delphi is alone in places with strange secrets and rules, with the fate of her world on her shoulders, and although she makes many friends she also attracts more dangerous attention…
When Brave woke up that first, life-changing day, he had no idea that pretty soon he’d be controlling the weather, talking to royalty and journeying to another world. Let alone riding a camel. Life in the mysterious world of Arvalonia, where magic springs from the nature around you, couldn’t be more different to his ordinary existence back home. Especially when he meets True…bossy, rich, driven teenager True who’s out to make his life a misery.
Brave and True venture deep into enemy territory; facing a month without a bath, nipping stinkbuggies, evil ruler Mallevia’s ruthless green guards and eventually a battle with the vile queen herself.
Can a broken young girl help a guilt-ridden grotesque stop the monsters?
An Unprotected City
The Grotesques have been taken down from the roof of St. Giles Old Priory School. With the Guardians statue-trapped, there is no one left to protect Haven from the monsters.
Despite crippling injuries from a falling grotesque statue, twelve-year-old Olivia Stone finds herself on the front lines in the battle between Good and Evil. Olivia needs to rescue Yip, the smallest living grotesque and the cause of her accident, discover the hidden power locked within her, and find a way to outwit the trixies. But trixies know every trick in the book, and while they may look sweet and childlike, something nasty is drawing these solitary pests together and their pranks are turning deadly.
written and illustrated by Rowena Evans
Wallace Emmet Keyes has so many problems he doesn’t know which way to turn. Everyone at the new school makes fun of him. His cousin can’t stand him. For the last month he’s lived with Aunty Jay, Raa and Raiona in a tiny flat in the city instead of at home with his parents. But these are distractions from the big problem: both his mother and father have run away from home.
The Zeke Hailey Series
(Book 1: The Infinity Trap, Book 2: Gravity’s Eye)
by Ian C Douglas
Book 1: The Infinity Trap
How far would you go to find your missing father? For Zeke Hailey, a teenager living in the 23rd century, even Mars is not too far. Zeke’s dad is one of the Mariners, a mysterious elite of psychics who have conquered Outer Space. Now he’s vanished on a secret mission.
Book 2: Gravity’s Eye
Zeke Hailey is struggling with life at the Chasm, the 23rd century school for psychics. His extrasensory skills have dried up and there’s a prehistoric robot out to kill him. Zeke and his new friend Fitch team up with an old foe, setting off on a Martian road trip. But this search for answers will bring them face to face with monsters and, most dangerous of all, a demon from beyond time.
The Brumbies series
by Paula Boer (illustrated by Rowena Evans)
This five-volume Brumbies series follows the adventures of Louise and Ben, and their love of the rugged mountains where the wild brumbies roam. Through floods and illegal culling of the horses, winter storms and hardy endurance riding, these stories will delight and excite young readers. For ages 10 to 14.