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A collection of titles curated for teachers by our education team at Penguin Random House

  • Age is no barrier to creating poetry that inspires social change and positive action. Thirteen-year-old award-winning 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.

  • 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 for young readers 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.

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