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Daughter of the Deep

An epic undersea adventure from global bestselling author, Rick Riordan. Featuring a brand-new female hero and inspired by Jules Verne's Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea.

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The Gilded Cage (The Prison Healer Book 2)

#1 bestselling Australian YA author Lynette Noni is back with the second book in the breathtaking Prison Healer trilogy!

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The Break

From the author of the literary hit, Deadly Unna?, comes a fast-paced rite-of-passage set amid the mythical surf and island culture of Bali, and up to its neck in the madness of its politics and the terrifying consequences of breaking the rules…

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Top 10 Queer YA Books of 2021

Read the rainbow with new stories from Becky Albertalli, Tobias Madden, Krystal Sutherland, Alicia Jasinska and more.

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The Most Anticipated YA Books of 2021

New stories from bestselling authors Lynette Noni, Becky Albertali, Karen M. McManus, Rick Riordan, and more.

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Trending on BookTok: Fantasy Edition

The most popular fantasy books on TikTok right now.

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What you should read next based on your fave Netflix shows

Done binging the latest TV sensation? Pick up a book and keep the good times rolling. 

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Witchy YA reads for your Halloween TBR

Halloween’s almost here, and the witching hour is upon us! We’re stacking our TBR pile high with spooky, scary reads to get us into the Halloween mood before the 31st.

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Love stories with a twist

Forget chocolates and roses, these teen romances aren’t your average love stories. 

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Penguin 2020 Secondary Catalogue

Browse the extensive list of books for high school students.

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Anything But Fine

The second it happens, I know my life is over.

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The Gilded Cage

Running. They had to keep running. The night was dark, the cold so bitter that it pierced straight through to their bones, but still, they couldn’t stop. Not when death itself chased their heels.

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House of Hollow

I was ten years old the first time I realised I was strange.

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Listen, Layla

‘The full moon rose over us,’ Layla sang, while she carefully joined two pieces of metal together in the broiling, cramped welding bay.

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The Prison Healer

Looking down at the boy strapped to the metal table before her, Kiva Meridan leaned in close and whispered, “Take a deep breath.”

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Breathless

I open my eyes and I am tangled in the sheets, books upside down on the floor.

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Ranger's Apprentice The Royal Ranger 4: The Missing Prince

The sickle moon had just slipped below the western horizon when the file of mounted men emerged from the trees.

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Chemical Hearts

I always thought the moment you met the great love of your life would be like the movies.

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The Tell

Seen from any angle, the Coffin is one seriously ugly pile of stones.

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Two Wolves

‘You keep runnin’, you’ll only go to jail tired,’ Ben Silver muttered.

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Ali Cross

It had been three days since my friend disappeared and I was starting to think the worst might have happened.

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Two Can Keep A Secret

 “You have four kinds of sparkling water,” Mia reports from the depths of our refrigerator.

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The Burning Maze

NO. I refuse to share this part of my story.

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Becoming: Adapted for Younger Readers

Book club discussion questions and teaching resources.

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Listen, Layla Book Club Notes

Reading group discussion questions for ages 12+.

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A Glasshouse of Stars book club notes

An exquisite, heartbreakingly beautiful gem of a novel for anyone who loved Wonder, Lenny's Book of Everything, A Monster Calls or When You Reach Me.

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The Fire Star book club notes

Reading group discussion questions for ages 12+.

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Eight simple tips for getting your reading group up and running.