Age is no barrier to creating poetry that inspires social change and positive action. Award-winning teenage slam poet Solli Raphael is taking on the world … one word at a time. The future needs you and me to create equality across all levels of humanity ~ Solli
A moving and inspirational true story of survival and triumph against incredible odds. It celebrates the importance of never letting go of what drives the human spirit – hope. Now in a young readers’ edition published to tie in with the release of Lion, the major motion picture starring Dev Patel, David Wenham and Nicole Kidman.
In his signature style, Oliver Phommavanh delivers this hilarious take on starting high school in his follow on book from Con-nerd.
The funny and moving story of a boy and his friends never losing heart in a sometimes heartless world. Perfect for 8+ readers.
A fast-paced, action-packed story that will have readers on the edge of their seats, from the award-winning author of Two Wolves.
Winner of Young People's History Prize, NSW Premier's History Awards, 2018 What would you do if you were told your best friend is now the enemy?
The heart-warming story of a golden-eyed dog in a time of war.
A fast-paced and poignant novel of survival by Justin D’Ath that draws on his own experience of escaping the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires.
Read the un-put-down-able history of Down Under – unexpected, heroic and sometimes tragic. But never ever boring.
A beautiful novel about friendship, first love and the power of art to change lives.
They've been waiting. They want revenge. And now they're here.
A young adult edition of Turia Pitt's bestselling book Unmasked that is unflinchingly honest and completely inspirational.
One boy’s extraordinary experience of wartime survival. One mother’s incredible courage. Based on an astounding true story.
Funny, romantic and deeply moving by turns – a fitting follow-up to the critically acclaimed, award-winning Frankie.
Kit Learmonth would rather die than grow up and leave Neverland …
A compelling coming-of-age story for teenagers from much-loved Australian author and media personality, Andrew Daddo.
Sarah J. Maas meets Holly Black with an OzYA twist. Valentine is the first book in Jodi McAlister's page-turning paranormal YA series featuring Pearl Linford and Finn Blacklin.
A rifle-shot of a novel – crisp, fast, shocking – The Shepherd’s Hut is an urgent masterpiece about solitude, unlikely friendship, and the raw business of survival.
‘This colourful, deeply moving saga of Poppy’s family is an utterly enthralling tale.’ Magpies
'Gripping and unpredictable, with a hero you won't forget.' - John Boyne, author of The Boy in The Striped Pyjamas
Steve Worland brings you the exciting, heartwarming story of Paper Planes, adapted from the award-winning family film that features a cast of Australia's finest actors, including Sam Worthington, Deborah Mailman, David Wenham and Ed Oxenbould.
Read the internationally bestselling book before you watch the major movie from Lionsgate, starring Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson. This special edition is complete with exclusive behind-the-scenes content.
Books for the independent masters of self-control born 22 December – 19 January.
Books for the open-minded, philosophical enthusiasts born 22 November – 21 December.
Books for the assertive, resourceful decision-makers born 23 October – 21 November.