Junior Fiction

Clementine Rose and the Ballet Break-In

Clementine Rose and the Ballet Break-In By Jacqueline Harvey Random House Paperback $17.99 Clementine Rose is in Year 1 at school and there are the usual dramas with difficult friendships and bully boys. But at last she is going to have ballet lessons, along with …

The Road to Rattenburg

The Road to Rattenburg By Joy Cowley Illustrated by Gavin Bishop Gecko Press Paperback $19.99 After their home is destroyed, Spinnaker Rat and his wife Retsina, decide to take their four ratlets to find the utopian Ratenburg. Accompanied by the very annoying Roger, claiming to …

The Discombobulated Life of Summer Rain

The Discombobulated Life of Summer Rain   By Julie Lamb Submarine Paperback $25 Tomboy Rain (12) lives with Pop in his run-down shack, eating road-kill and chicken scraps. When Mrs Macy takes a shine to Pop, Rain tries to stop their romance. She also acts the …

Magrit

Magrit By Lee Battersby Walker Books, $22.99 Magrit is nearly 10. She lives in an abandoned cemetery and her only friend and advisor is Master Puppet, a skeletal creature she built who sits overlooking the graveyard. When a baby is dropped in the graveyard Magrit …

Raymie Nightingale

Raymie Nightingale By Kate DiCamillo Candlewick Press $22.99 Ten-year-old Raymie’s father has run off with a dental hygienist, but she has a plan to lure him back – become Little Miss Central Florida Tire and when her father sees her photo in the paper he’ll …

What Dog Knows

What Dog Knows By Sylvia Vanden Heede & Inge Bergh Illustrations: Marije Tolman Gecko Press, $19.99 Respectable Dog and his unruly cousin Wolf are back! As well as the hilarious interactions, Dog and Wolf also bring us knowledge. Dog knows lots about knights, dragons, dinosaurs, …

Lily the Elf: The Wishing Seed

By Anna Branford Illustrated by Lisa Coutts Walker Books Paperback $10 Lily the Elf: The Wishing Seed: Lily the elf lives with Dad and Granny under a bridge in the city. She has broken her dress-up crown and wishes on a dandelion seed for a …

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What Ever Happened to Milo?

By Claire Bunt Illustrated by Philip Webb Arthur Publishing House Hardback $29.95 What Ever Happened to Milo?: Milo the cat tells a young kitten about the days of his youth, when he went on a yachting holiday with his family and met his seagull friend …