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A gorgeous new series about friendships, family and seaside adventures, from our beloved bestselling author Belinda Murrell!

Pippa has just arrived at a new school, in a new town, and even living on a gorgeous island isn’t cheering her up. Her arrival causes ripples at Kira Island Primary School – but Pippa soon starts to make friends with eco-warrior Meg, boho-chick Charlie, and fashionista and cupcake baker Cici.

Pippa’s mum plans to buy a rustic old boatshed and start a bookshop cafe, and Pippa worries they’ll lose all their money in this madcap venture – until her new friends come to the rescue to help get the grand opening back on track.

Will Kira Island ever feel like home?

Reviews

Belinda Murrell, one of our best loved authors, has cracked it again with a splendid new series once again celebrating family, friendships, community spirit and girl power. Throw in a simply gorgeous tropical island setting and you have a winning combination.

Sue Warren, losangzopa.wordpress.com

The first book in a cute new series, Pippa’s Island is the perfect antidote to the winter cold.

Total Girl

Belinda Murrell's enjoyable new series Pippa's Island celebrates family, friendship and food, with the idyllic setting of Kira Island providing wonderful opportunities for new experiences ... This is a fabulous introduction to the Pippa's Island series

Rhyllis Bignell, readplus.com.au

This is the first in a wonderful new series that middle to senior primary girls will love, by one of my favourite authors, Belinda Murrell ... A really enjoyable story of family, friendship and new beginnings, but also of community involvement and acceptance.

Sam, lamontbooks.com.au

The Beach Shack Café is a cool book for 8-12-year-old girls. It has a really fresh, modern feeling and is a delight to read.

kids-bookreview.com

Primary school readers who have ever had to change schools will no doubt relate to Pippa’s fear of starting at a new school and making new friends ... The tone and language is charmingly informal with the effect being the reader will almost feel like they’re taking a sneaky look inside Pippa’s diary.

Mercedes Maguire, Daily Telegraph

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780143783671

    July 3, 2017

    Random House Australia Children's

    240 pages

    RRP $14.99

    Online retailers

    • Abbey's Bookshop
    • Amazon
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    • Boomerang Books
    • Collins Booksellers
    • Dymocks
    • Books Kinokuniya
    • The Nile
    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

  • EBook

    9780143783664

    July 3, 2017

    Random House Australia

    240 pages

    Online retailers

    • iBooks
    • Amazon Kindle
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    • eBooks
    • Google Play
    • Kobo

Awards and Recognition

  • Environment Award for Children's Literature
    2018
    Shortlisted
    Fiction