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 Staff Picks -Children's

Series:Funny Kid

In July 2017, the first Funny Kid novel debuted as the #1 Australian kids' book in the market; now Max's adventures continue in the much-anticipated sequel!Because every kid loves to laugh. Ages 8+ For fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Tom Gates and Big Nate, FUNNY KID ... read more

Stand Up (Funny Kid #2)

What have they been up to since they were rescued after the huge earthquake in Kaikoura? Nine months on from that tumultuous time, Moo and Moo are about to embark on yet another remarkable adventure. Another great story from the stars of the massive bestseller Moo and Moo and the Little Calf too.

Moo and Moo and Can You Guess Who?

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 Staff Picks -Children's

Awards:Winner of Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis 2017 and The Nordic Council Children and Young People's Literature Prize 2015 and August Prize 2014.

Sally Jones is not only a loyal friend, she's an extraordinary individual. In overalls or in a maharaja's turban, this unique gorilla moves among humans without speaking but understanding everything. She and the Chief are devoted comrades who operate a cargo boat. A j... read more

The Murderer's Ape

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 Staff Picks -Children's

Series:Nevermoor

Morrigan Crow is cursed. Born on an unlucky day, she is blamed for all local misfortunes, from hailstorms to heart attacks - and, worst of all, the curse means that Morrigan is doomed to die at midnight on Eventide.
But as Morrigan... read more

Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow (Nevermoor #1)

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 Staff Picks -Children's

Once there was Magic, and the Magic lived in the dark forests.Wizard boy, Xar, should have come in to his magic by now, but he hasn't, so he wants to find a witch and steal its magic for himself. But if he's got any chance of finding one, he will have to travel into ... read more

The Wizards of Once

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 Staff Picks -Children's

A hilarious rollercoaster ride of pure entertainment for 9+ readers everywhere, Birthday Boy is the new Baddiel Blockbuster: featuring David's inimitable and award-winning combination of wish-fulfilment, heart and hilarity, all brought to life by regular collaborator Ji... read more

The Birthday Boy

It is a peaceful morning and Scarface Claw is happily snoozing in a spot in the sun, tail curled around and feet tucked in. Suddenly, there was a shudder and sway, the whirr of an engine, then off and away. And then off goes the truck down the drive - with Scarf... read more

Scarface Claw, Hold Tight!

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 Staff Picks -Children's

Series:Lockwood & Co.

Want to hear a ghost story? That's good. I know a few . . . After their recent adventures, the Lockwood & Co team deserve a well-earned break . . . so naturally they decide to risk their lives breaking into a heavily-guarded crypt. A building full of un... read more

The Empty Grave (Lockwood & Co #5)

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 Staff Picks -Children's

Series:Storey Treehouse

Join Andy and Terry in their ridiculous 91-storey treehouse! Go for a spin in the world's most powerful whirlpool, take a ride in a submarine sandwich, get marooned on a desert island, hang out in a giant spider web, visit the fortune teller's tent to get your fo... read more

The 91-Storey Treehouse

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 Staff Picks -Children's

Series:Harry Potter House Gift Editions
Reading Level:Children's - Grade 4-6, Age 9-11

Celebrate 20 years of Harry Potter magic with four special editions of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. Gryffindor, Slytherin, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw ...Twenty years ago these magical words and many more flowed fro... read more

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Gryffindor Edition #1 HB)

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 Staff Picks -Children's

Series:The World's Worst Children

The brilliant follow-up to David Walliams' bestseller The World's Worst Children! Ten more stories about a brand new gang of hilariously horrible kids from everyone's favourite children's author, illustrated in glorious full colour by Tony Ross.
If you... read more

The World's Worst Children (#2)

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 Staff Picks -Children's

Reading Level:Children's - Grade 4-6, Age 9-11

We weren't supposed to be going to the pictures that night. We weren't even meant to be outside, not in a blackout, and definitely not when German bombs had been falling on London all month like pennies from a jar. February, 1941. After months of bombing raid... read more

Letters from the Lighthouse