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From the winner of the 2023 Penguin Literary Prize

Lei Ling Wen is lonely. Bored of her demanding after-school schedule, she struggles to see eye-to-eye with her strict Chinese-Malaysian mother. But her new friend, the worldly socialite Gigi Nu, shows her a new way of living – designer products and expensive meals included.

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The legend of King Arthur for the new millennium

The bestselling author of the Magicians trilogy returns with a triumphant reimagining of the King Arthur legend. When a gifted young knight arrives at Camelot to compete for a place at the Round Table, he quickly discovers that he’s too late. The king is dead, and only a handful of knights of the Round Table are left. How did the brilliant King Arthur fall?

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New from Zoë Foster Blake

Why do Dad and Fart love Father’s Day? Because it’s the one day they can have a real ‘blast’ of a time! This picture book of fart jokes comes out just in time for Father’s Day gift-giving.

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Behind this glass, everything is more beautiful

Every house on the Santa Cruz waterfront is as perfect as the people inside . . . except for the dilapidated bungalow where Mitty and Bethel live. When Lena sees Mitty, she recognises a part of herself that she has yet to face. Soon, friendship bleeds into obsession and betrayal, with the past threatening to resurface.

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Neon Gods meets The Great Gatsby

This spicy modern retelling of Gatsby and Daisy’s love story comes with a magical twist. Seven years ago, Daisy lost Gatsby for good. Now, he’s back, and she finally understands how he clawed his way up in the world: by selling the secret of immortality. With her friends’ lives at stake, will she be able to side with Gatsby, or with the monsters who could destroy him forever?

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Welcome to the Academy of Sport for Girls

Centred around the most prestigious sports school in the country, these books for young readers will inspire them to take their sporting to the next level. Learn about teamwork, training and dreaming big.

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The smallest towns hide the darkest secrets . . .

James Patterson with a horror twist. Hollows Bend is a picture-perfect New England town. But when a stranger shows up, trouble ensures. No one can place the mysterious teenage girl, and she won’t answer any questions. Could she have something to do with the increasing number of crime scenes outside the town?

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Every parent wants their child to have good mental health

Dr Billy Garvey, one of Australia’s leading developmental paediatricians and host of the ‘Pop Culture Parenting’ podcast is here to help. Outlining the foundations of good mental health, this book will help your child thrive at any stage.

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From the author of None of This is True

Prepare to be hooked by another fast-paced thriller from Lisa Jewell. Based on Marvel character Jessica Jones, the book follows the private-investigator-turned-superhero as she discovers a dark technology that aims to make the world a ‘better place’.

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A look into the life of the ‘Coffin Confessor’

Bill Edgar is known for crashing funerals on behalf of the deceased, giving voice to their last wishes. His new book is a fascinating account of the things he’s witnessed and learned as the Coffin Confessor – the bizarre and beautiful ways we live and love, the power of legacy and letting go.

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