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  • The Poisoned Honey Cakeby Caroline Lawrence; Helen Forte

    Hachette Children's Group 2012; US$ 5.99

    Floridius, freelance soothsayer, is afraid that he has lost his talent for seeing the future. Threptus wants to find some titbits of information that his mentor can use to convince people he still has the gift, but will a poisoned honey cake lead to disaster along the way? Join Threptus and Floridius on their hilarious and action-packed adventures... more...

  • Goodbye, Walter Malinskiby Helen Recorvits; Lloyd Bloom

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) 1999; US$ 6.79

    "Wanda, an observant and perceptive fifth grader, gives readers a first-hand account of the effects of powerlessness and grinding poverty on everyday life and family."-School Library Journal. "Recorvits makes a poised and confident debut with this bittersweet Depression-era tale of a Polish immigrant family."-Starred/Publishers Weekly more...

  • Nowby Morris Gleitzman

    Penguin Books Ltd 2010; US$ 9.86

    Set in the current day, this is the final book in the series that began with Once, continued with Then and is... Now. Felix is a grandfather. He has achieved much in his life and is widely admired. He has mostly buried the painful memories of his childhood, but they resurface when his granddaughter Zelda comes to stay with him. Together they face a... more...

  • Battle Of The Jade Horseby Alison Lloyd

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 8.45

    In China's wild north-west, a mob ofbandits challenge the Emperor's rule. At stake are hundreds of priceless war horses and the ruleof the mighty Chinese empire. Even best friends Hu and Ren find themselves on opposite sides, torn apart by family loyalties. Ren and Hu must make terrible choices that could destroy them all . . .Or can they overcome... more...

  • The Life Of A Teenage Body-Snatcherby Doug MacLeod

    Penguin Books Ltd 2010; US$ 8.45

    Thomas Timewell is sixteen and a gentleman. When he meets a body-snatcher called Plenitude, his whole life changes. He is pursued by cutthroats, a gypsy with a meat cleaver, and even the Grim Reaper. More disturbing still, Thomas has to spend an evening with the worst novelist in the world. A very black comedy set in England in 1828, The Life of... more...

  • The Valley Of Blood And Goldby Tony Palmer

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 8.45

    'I'm a daughter of my homeland. We're Irish. It's all we need to know.' 'This isn't Ireland, Niamh.' Kilkenny Pat cut through her words. 'It's a new country. Even the English aren't English here.' It is 1854 and Ballarat is teeming with miners, dreamers and rebels. On the eve of the Eureka Stockade battle, Fintan Donovan is fighting private battles... more...

  • Little Paradiseby Gabrielle Wang

    Penguin Books Ltd 2010; US$ 9.86

    As Mirabel watched him, she could not bear the thoughts creeping up on her. JJ was in the Chinese army and his mission in Australia would one day be over. Then she would be just like the others, a girl left behind in the wake of war. 'I'm afraid,' she whispered. 'When the war ends . . . what's going to happen to us?' He put his arm around her and... more...

  • Scoutby Nicole Pluss

    Penguin Books Ltd 2010; US$ 8.45

    As the Scout sails from England, Kit Lovell cries for the life she is leaving and the life she could have had. Her father was a sea captain who went down with his ship before she was born. Now her mother is to marry a stranger, a lighthouse keeper in the remote colony of South Australia. But it soon becomes clear to Kit that this voyage across the... more...

  • Tulkuby Peter Dickinson

    RHCP 2012; Not Available

    Alone and exhausted after a rebel attack on his father's mission settlement in remote China, thirteen-year-old Theodore is relieved to meet the earthy and colourful Mrs Jones, a botanist, and they flee together for the forbidden land of Tibet. But are they really fleeing? Or being summoned? For the old Lama who rules in the many-domed... more...

  • Brush of the Godsby Lenore Look; Meilo So

    Random House Children's Books 2013; US$ 17.99

    Who wants to learn calligraphy when your brush is meant for so much more? Wu Daozi (689-758), known as China's greatest painter and alive during the T'ang Dynasty, is the subject of this stunning picture book. When an old monk attempts to teach young Daozi about the ancient art of calligraphy, his brush doesn't want to cooperate. Instead of characters,... more...