Intermediate Fiction & Knowledge Books

From the Cutting Room of Barney Kettle

By Kate De Goldi Longacre Paperback $30 From the Cutting Room of Barney Kettle: Barney (13) and his younger sister Ren love to make movies. Barney is the creative genius and Ren the organising list-maker. Their new project tells the story of the street where …

The Prankster and the Ghost

By R L Stedman Waverley Productions Paperback $21.99 The Prankster and the Ghost: If you like practical jokes, you will probably enjoy this story. There is sadness too – Tayla’s family is in an accident: his father is killed, and mother unconscious. Tayla finds himself …

Wolf Wilder

By Katherine Rundell Illustrated by Gelrev Ongbico Bloomsbury Paperback $18 Wolf Wilder: This book is a wild adventure set in the icy Russian woods. Feo and her mother teach wolves to survive in the wild. When the brutal Russian Army puts her mother in gaol …

El Deafo

El Deafo By Cece Bell Turtleback Books Hardback $30.95 This is the author’s own story of growing up deaf from the age of three. Her experience is illustrated through speech bubbles that fade or contain incomprehensible babble, until she is equipped with the phonic ear: …

Smart

By Kim Slater Macmillan Paperback $18 Kieran is a strange boy who narrates his story as he bravely tries to solve the many mysteries in his life, starting with a local crime – a homeless man dead in the river. He keeps a special sketchbook …