Books - Children & Young Adult

Let’s Go Wild: Skin Deep

Let’s Go Wild: Skin Deep

In the animal kingdom, it’s what’s on the outside that counts! Discover everything there is to know about animals and their skin – how they use it to attract or repel, hide or stand out, and stay cool or warm.…

Read More »
Let’s Play House

Let’s Play House

Come and play with Panda, Owl and Sheep! Three friends play together using their imagination to create their own adventures. Just one of the delightful books in the children’s series Friends for Keeps.…

Read More »
Liberator

Liberator

The battle continues as the Filthies take over the juggernaut Worldshaker and rename it Liberator. A world of deception and betrayal ensues as the revolution turns radical. With Col now in the minority with his Swank friends, what will …

Read More »
Magic Tricks

Magic Tricks

Melody is up to her magic tricks again and her big brother Matt always seems to be the one to get busted. But no-one wants to listen to him until Melody gets herself into the kind of trouble that even …

Read More »
Mariella and the Stars

Mariella and the Stars

When the world around Mariella suddenly turns dark, she feels small and lost and alone. But then, in a moment of magic, she starts to dance……

Read More »
Monster

Monster

Some monsters are scary – with pointy teeth and snuffly grunts – and they stink. You’d never invite them to sleep over! But there are other monsters that are cute and full of surprises.…

Read More »
Muffin Top

Muffin Top

Kylie Limpid and her brother Ashton are in the middle of their rumba practice when things start to go wrong, at the exact moment she notices her brother’s muffin-top – and it’s hanging over the top of his pants! The …

Read More »
My Sunbeam Baby

My Sunbeam Baby

The perfect gift for any new arrival

See my bouncing baby,
jigging on my knee.
Then snuggling for a story,
just baby, book and me.

A gorgeous new picture book about how much we love our babies, from Emma Quay, …

Read More »
Night Beach

Night Beach

A gothic story about the very dark things that feed the creative process, from the winner of the 2010 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for young adult fiction.

Imagine there is someone you like so much that just thinking about them

Read More »
Not a Cloud in the Sky

Not a Cloud in the Sky

Come Fly with Bird, meet Cloud, and find a friendship as big as the sky.

From award-winning author and illustrator Emma Quay…

Read More »
Old Friends, New Friends

Old Friends, New Friends

FROM THE BESTSELLING CREATORS OF FIRST DAY AND WHEN I GROW UP

A brand-new school year! I can’t wait!

Hang on … None of my old friends are in my new class ……

Read More »
One Step

One Step

At 15, Dylan is struggling. He’s struggling with his explosive acne that has declared war on his face, struggling with his pushy younger sister, struggling with his nagging mum and her lame and misguided attempts to ‘connect’ with him, struggling …

Read More »
Paper Bags & Dreams

Paper Bags & Dreams

Edie, a young Aboriginal girl, and Anglo-Australian Maggie live in a small country town, and their friendship is tested when Maggie leaves school. Edie and her younger brother Matty live with their grandparents, and so far have escaped the big …

Read More »
Poppy Wash

Poppy Wash

Poppy has the best job in the world — every day she washes all kinds of dragons at her Dragon Wash.

Poppy loves her job, but most of all she loves the dragons themselves. All that′s missing is a dragon …

Read More »
Purple Snow

Purple Snow

Cockatoo has travelled all the way from Australia to Polar Bear’s home to see the white snow. But it’s not what he expects. When he invites his friends to see the Purple Snow that falls in Australia in summer each …

Read More »
Raw

Raw

Brett Dalton is a tough guy – hardened, angry, uncaring and always ready to use his fists. When the world hates you, you might as well hate it back…

But when Brett is busted by the cops for stealing and …

Read More »
Raw Blue

Raw Blue

Carly has dropped out of uni to spend her days surfing and her nights working as a cook in a Manly café. Surfing is the one thing she loves doing … and the only thing that helps her stop thinking …

Read More »
Reggie and Lu

Reggie and Lu

Reggie and Lu are best friends — most of the time. But they discover that, even when they’re not, making up can be lots of fun!…

Read More »
Rudie Nudie

Rudie Nudie

A delightful celebration of those nudie moments between bath and bed time from award-winning author and illustrator Emma Quay.…

Read More »
Run, Kid, Run

Run, Kid, Run

Harrison and Jess would love to meet some of their favourites stars. When they have to spend the day at work with their Mum at the TV station, anything is possible.

Mum folded some money into Jess’s hand and told …

Read More »