The Unadoptables, by Hana Tooke
The amazing humour and world-building of Nevermoor meets the wisdom and warmth of Rooftoppers in this most un-ordinary adventure about five amazing children . . .
In all the years that Elinora Gassbeek has been matron of the Little Tulip Orphanage, not once have the Rules for Baby Abandonment been broken. Until the autumn of 1886, when five babies are left in outrageous circumstances: one in a tin toolbox, one in a coal bucket, one in a picnic hamper, one in a wheat sack, and finally, one in a coffin-shaped basket.
Those babies were Lotta, Egg, Fenna, Sem and Milou; who were swiftly and firmly deemed ‘the unadoptables’. Twelve years on the children still have each other – until the fateful night a most sinister gentleman appears and threatens to tear them apart.
The Secret Cave: Wolf Girl 3, by Anh Do, illustrated by Lachlan Creagh
A wildly exciting adventure series from bestselling author Anh Do.
Gwen has been searching for her family for a long time. Just when she feels she is close, the soldiers following her start to close in. Then one of her dogs is injured, and the gang must slow down…
Who can Gwen trust? And how will she keep her pack safe from dangerous enemies? Does this spell disaster for the one and only Wolf Girl?
Hodgepodge: How to Make a Pet Monster 1, by Lili Wilkinson, illustrated by Dustin Spence
A fantastically readable, gloriously funny and highly collectable new junior fiction series.
Willow and I found a weird old book in the attic of our new house. It’s called the Big Boke of Fetching Monsters.
And it tells you how to make your own monster.
But that’s impossible.
You DEFINITELY can’t make a monster, because MONSTERS DO NOT EXIST.
The Body Book, by Hannah Alice
Look inside the human body in this incredible inventive board book with see-through acetate pages.
What’s going on inside the human body? How do we move, eat, think and breathe? Children will love looking inside the human body to discover the answers with this incredible interactive board book. With labelled acetate diagrams of the muscular, skeletal, respiratory, circulatory, digestive, excretory and nervous systems, this is a fantastic first look at human anatomy. From pumping blood to breathing air, The Body Book is an exciting way to explore all the amazing things our body can do.
Hotel Flamingo: Fabulous Feast, by Alex Milway
Welcome to Hotel Flamingo: the sunniest hotel in town!
On Animal Boulevard the snow is finally melting after a long, quiet winter and Hotel Flamingo is ready to embrace the new season and new guests. Anna knows she needs to come up with a plan to get the hotel buzzing again! And what does Hotel Flamingo have that no one else has? One of the best chefs in town – Madame Le Pig! In a stroke of inspiration Anna decides that the hotel will put on a Battle of the Chefs. Madame Le Pig will go head to head with prestigious Animal Boulevard chefs Peston Crumbletart and Laurence Toot-Toot in a thrilling live cooking show – and there will be an accompanying feast for all who attend.
Hello Universe, by Erin Entrada Kelly
Winner of the 2018 Newbery Medal. This is a funny and poignant story about unexpected friendships.
In one day, four lives weave together in unexpected ways.
Virgil Salinas is shy and kindhearted and feels out of place in his loud family.
Valencia Somerset, who is deaf, is smart, brave, and secretly lonely, and loves everything about nature.
Kaori Tanaka is a self-proclaimed psychic, whose little sister Gen is always following her around.
And Chet Bullens wishes the weird kids would just act normal so that he can concentrate on basketball.
They aren’t friends – at least not until Chet pulls a prank that traps Virgil and his pet guinea pig at the bottom of a well. This disaster leads Kaori, Gen, and Valencia on an epic quest to find the missing Virgil. Is it a coincidence that their lives collide? Or are some things just meant to be?
An irresistible story about unlikely friendships from an acclaimed and award-winning author.
The House of Clouds, by Lisa Thompson, illustrated by Alice McKinley
The power of imagination, storytelling and magic combine in a poignant and uplifting novella on family and grief.
Tabby’s fed up. Fed up with losing her best friend and fed up that Grandad has come to stay. Grandad’s always telling the same old silly, made-up stories. And now Tabby has to walk his smelly dog Buster every day after school. But one of Tabby’s walks takes her to a lonely hilltop house where she spots something strange going on. So strange she can’t help but mention it to Grandad. He tells her yet another fantastical story, and it’s only when tragedy strikes that Tabby wonders…could Grandad’s impossible tale be true?
Be an Artist Every Day, by Susan Schwake, illustrated by Charlotte Farmer
Be an Artist Every Day is a beautifully illustrated art journal and activity book that invites readers to unleash their creativity by filling in the 365 writing, painting, colouring and drawing exercises – one for every day of the year.
Are you ready for an adventure in art? Be an Artist Every Day features 365 on-the-page art activities – one for each day of the year. Packed full of playful prompts and imaginative step-by-steps this book, aimed at children aged eight and older, is designed to unleash creativity and nurture the artist within. When you’ve completed the book, you will have a beautiful, one-of-a-kind keepsake of the 365 days in which you discovered your own personal creativity.
I Am Not a Label, by Cerrie Burnell, illustrated by Lauren Mark Baldo
This book brings together 34 disabled artists, thinkers, athletes and activists from past and present.
In this stylishly illustrated biography anthology, meet 30 artists, thinkers, athletes and activists with disabilities, from past and present. From Frida Kahlo to Stephen Hawking, find out how these iconic figures have overcome obstacles, owned their differences and paved the way for others by making their bodies and minds work for them.
These short biographies tell the stories of people who have faced unique challenges which have not stopped them from becoming trailblazers, innovators, advocates and makers. Each person is a leading figure in their field, be it sport, science, maths, art, breakdance or the world of pop.
Ocean Atlas, by Tom Jackson, illustrated by Ana Djordjevic
In this follow-on to Space Atlas (QED, 2018), readers will be taken on a journey across the waves and into the darkest deeps of the ocean. Covering geography, ecosystems and animals, this book is more than just an atlas of the Pacific, Atlantic and other oceans and seas.
A comprehensive exploration of our oceans, covering geography, ecosystems and animals through a mix of illustrations, photographs, maps and diagrams. Map out the oceans layers, from the sunlight zone to the abyss, exploring the conditions within each zone and the different creatures that live there, as well as exploring features of the ocean floor such as underwater volcanoes, thermal vents and the mid-Atlantic ridge. It also:
- Explores ocean currents and tides.
- Looks at the migrations of different ocean-dwelling creatures.
- Maps the sea bed, including information on how oceanographers gather their data
- Explores sea temperatures and ocean chlorophyll and plankton, looking at the impact these elements have on ecosystems.
- Looks at environmental issues such as pollution, acidification, ice-cap melt and rising temperatures.
Queen of King Street, by Tom McLaughlin
The Royal Family must learn to live like common people in this hilarious Barrington Stoke debut from the author of The Accidental Prime Minister.
Unlucky Bertie has only gone and gambled away the entire family fortune. It’s the last in a long line of disasters, and nobody is going to save the Montgomery family this time. But this is no ordinary family – this is the royal family, and Bertie is the Queen’s brother. So, it’s goodbye to the palace and hello to a little house on King Street for these royals. Who knew getting jobs and fitting in with the neighbours could be so hard? It’s time to sink or swim!
The Ultimate Dinosaur Encyclopedia, by Chris Barker
Augmented Reality brings dinosaurs to life as 3D models on your book!
The Ultimate Dinosaur Encyclopedia is a major new children’s learning resource, with 160 pages of fascinating information and images of prehistory’s mightiest beasts.
Using original CGI models and stunning paleoart, the whole world of dinosaurs has been recreated. Thanks to ground-breaking recent research, some of these dinosaurs have never been seen on the page before. Going beyond the page, many of the dinosaurs have been enhanced with Augmented Reality. View the page through the free app and you’ll see dinosaurs spring to life, complete with interactive notes – and you can even view them as terrifying life-size models. Dynamic videos play on the page when viewed through the app, allowing readers to see dinosaurs move within a book for the first time.