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Primary readers
Author
Title
Comments



2012


Rachel Renee Russell
Dork Diaries series
-Dork Diaries (1)
-Party Time (2)
-Pop Star (3)
F RUS
This series can be likened to a female version of Diary of a Wimpy Kid. In the first book the main character, Nikki Maxwell is not popular and feels like a bit of a dork. She hopes that moving to a new school will help her to reinvent herself as a cool and popular person. Find out more at the Dork Diaries website. Look out for the fourth book which will be in the library soon too!
Colin Thompson
The Dragons series
-Excalibur (2)
-Mordred (3)
F THO PRC 3-5
Colin Thompson (author of The Floods series) writes these humourous books based on a mixture of history, myth and legend. The books revolve around King Arthur and Merlin but are full of twists and turns and alot of very funny fictional details. We also have the first book in the series Camelot in the library.
Annie Barrows
Ivy + Bean series
-The ghost that had to go (2)
-Take care of the Babysitter (4)
-Bound to be bad (5)
-Doomed to Dance (6)
-What's the big idea (7)
F BAR
The Ivy and Bean books are fantastic easy to read chapter books for year 3 upwards. The two main characters are two friends who never meant to like each other and get into all sorts of mischief and adventure together. These books are funny, charming and full of imagination! We also have the 1st and 3rd books in the series. Look out for the 8th--coming soon! Have a look at author Annie Barrows Ivy and Bean website.
Various
Our Australian Girl series
-Letty and the Stranger's Lace (2)
-Letty on the Land (3)
-Letty's Christmas (4)
-Meet Alice (1)
-Grace and Glory (3)
-A Home for Grace (4)
-Rose on Wheels (2)
-Rose's Challenge (3)
-Rose in Bloom (4)
-Poppy and the thief (3)
F CLA, F LAG, F LLO, F WAN PRC 3-5
These books are a fantastic mix of history and drama and are told wonderfully through the eyes of the courageous and determined main characters. All of these girls (Letty, Alice, Grace, Rose and Poppy) live in different periods of Australia's past and have a very different story. There are a series of four books about each of the Australian girls.
Christopher Paolini
Inheritance
F PAO PRC 6-9
This is the fourth and final book in the Inheritance Cycle. The other three books in the series are Eragon, Eldest and Brisingr. This is a fantastic fantasy series based around Eragon and his dragon Saphira. The fate of an entire civilisation rests on their shoulders. Can they topple the evil king, Galbatrorix and restore justice to Alagaesia?
Rick Riordan
Heroes of Olympus: The Son of Neptune
F RIO PRC 6-9
Percy Jackson is back! This is the second book in the follow on series to The Percy Jackson series, The Heroes of Olympus. If you love these fantasy books about the Greek gods you will also love Rick Riordan's new Egyptian series, The Kane Chronicles.
Jeff Kinney
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever
F KIN PRC 3-5
This is the sixth book in the Wimpy Kid series and Greg is in big trouble. Everyone loves these funny and orginally written diary books with great illustrations. Get into them!
Susan Green
The Truth about Verity Sparks
F GRE PRC 6-9
London, 1878.
Verity Sparks has an extraordinary talent: she can find lost things just by thinking about them. When she joins a Confidential Inquiry Agency, she discovers there is a mystery lurking in her own past and that Verity and her friends are in great danger. This is a CBCA shortlisted book.
Jen Storer
The Accidental Princess
F STO
If you are a fan of The Magic Faraway Tree or the Narnia series you will love this story! The Accidental Princess is like a modern fairytale about an ordinary girl who is drawn into the wonderful, magic world of the lilac hedge and the hedgefolk.
Various Authors
Poison Apple books
-Midnight Howl (F POI)
-Her Evil Twin (F POI)
-This Totally Bites (F AME)
Vampires, werewolves, evil twins...these books are spooky, thrilling and bone chilling!
Knife & Packer
Freakstreet series
-Wizardsons' Time Machine
-Humansons' Time Machine
F KNI PRC 3-5
The crew from Freakstreet are at it again. The Wizardsons' and Humansons' are travelling through time... The Wizardsons' to medieval times to fetch a new magic staff and the Humansons' to prehistoric times. You will even meet some new families... Go to freakstreet.com.au (it's rated F for Fun).
Ian Irvine
Grim and Grimmer Series
-The Headless Highwayman (1)
-The Grasping Goblin (2)
-The Calamitous Queen (4)
F IRV PRC 6-9
It all begins when Ike is mysteriously transported into a strange land and finds himself on an impossible rescue mission, powered by exploding manure. If only Ike had stayed home from school that Tuesday... These books are quirky, funny, original and very enjoyable for those who like a little mystery, a little humour and a little adventure.
Angie Sage
The Magykal Papers: A companion to the world of Septimus Heap
F SAG
This is a fantastic insight into the world of Septimus Heap--full of stories about the castle, its' inhabitants and its' secrets! For Septimus Heap fans and those new to the series.
Elise Allen
Enid Blyton's Enchanted World series
-Melody and the Enchanted Harp (2)
-Pinx and the Ring of Midnight (4)
-Bizzy and the Bedtime Bear (5)
F ALL
For all lovers of Enid Blyton! Especially if you love the Magic Faraway Tree! This series is based on the Lands of the Enchanted World above the Faraway Tree. Silky and her fairly friends must rescue all the Talismans from the Lands before it's too late...
Cressida Cowell
How to twist a dragon's tale
F COW PRC 6-9
This is the fifth in the Hiccup series (How to train your dragon, how to be a priate, how to speak dragonese, how to cheat a dragon's curse). These books are laugh-aloud funny and there is more fun on the Hiccup website.
Rick Riordan
The Throne of Fire
F RIO PRC 6-9
This is the second book in The Kane Chronicles series. The Gods of Ancient Egypt have been unleashed on the modern world and Carter and Sadie have five days to save the world... Read the first chapter of the third and final book and find other great stuff on the website.
Jacqueline Harvey
Alice Miranda at Sea
F HAR
This is the 4th book in the Alice Miranda series. If you haven't read about her before Alice-Miranda is renowned for helping those around her and solving mysteries. In Alice-Miranda at Sea there is a wedding aboard a cruise ship but things start going wrong...Can she set things right in time for the wedding? Have a look at Jacqueline Harvey's website--Alice-Miranda even has her own blog!!
Jean Ure
Pick 'n' Mix
F URE
This is the second in the Frankie Foster series. Frankie loves fixing people's problems...but her help isn't always appreciated and she sometimes causes disasters! The title of the first Frankie book is Fizzy Pop!
Brian Selznick
Wonderstruck
F SEL
This book is similar in style to Brian's other book The Invention of Hugo Cabret. This book has two intersecting stories, one told in pictures and one in text. Fantastic website.
Stuart Daly
The Scourge of Jericho
F DAL
This is the first book in a new series called The Witch Hunter Chronicles. The story is set in 1666 in Europe. Forces of darkness are speading across Eruope and main character Jakob von Drachenfels is selected for a team sent to recover a biblical relic from a witch-infested castle. But the team is betrayed and Jakob must struggle to survive.
Rosanne Hawke
Taj and the great camel trek
F HAW PRC 6-9
This book is based on true events and is set in South Australia in 1875 when Afghan camel drivers helped to explore Australia. In this story twelve-year old Afghan boy Taj and his camel Mustara are joining Ernest Giles on his second attempt to cross the Australian desert. This is the winner of the 2012 Adelaide Festival Childrens Book Award. Find out more about Rosanne Hawk, the book and the history behind the story.
Z. Fraillon
Monstrum House series
-Creeped out (2)-Sucked Under (3)
-Taken Over (4)
F FRA
Jasper lives at Monstrum House, a boarding school for troubled children. This is no ordinary school though. Instead of learning how to read, write and do maths they are taught only one thing: how to hunt monsters. Join Jasper and his friends as they do their homework!
Check out the creepy Monstrum House website.
Jackie French
The goat who sailed the world
F FRE PRC 6-9
This tells the story of a goat and a master's servant on board the Endeavour with Captain Cook.
Anthony Horowitz
Burnt
F HOR PRC 6-9
This book contains three short horror stories: Burnt, The monkey's ear and The shortest horror story ever written.
HERGE
The Secret of the Unicorn (Tintin series)
SPF HER PRC 6-9
Another classic Tintin adventure. These are comics and very fun to read.
Garth Nix
Troubletwisters
F NIX PRC 6-9
When their house mysteriously explodes, twins Jaide and Jack are sent to live with a grandmother they have never met, in a town they have never heard of. It may seem quiet but it soon becomes clear that everything is not as it seems. This is the first book in the series. Book two is due to be released in May. Check out the Troubletwisters website...if you dare!



Megan McDonald
The Sisters Club: Rule of Three
F MCD PRC 3-5
The sequel to The Sisters Club. Alex has always been the sister in the spotlight but now Stevie wants a turn and the role they are both after is the lead in the school musical.
Pat Flynn
The Best Ballgirl
F FLY PRC 3-5
When Kristen discovers that her favourite tennis player is going to play in a tournament at her tennis club she is desperate to be chosen as a ballgirl. But her arch rival Sally Starling is set to sabotage all of her dreams.
Ruth Starke
Captain Stella
F STA PRC 3-5Stella has been left at home with her boring grandmother instead of going on an overseas trip with her parents. When something terrible happens can Stella take over and save the day?
Ned Kelly
Ned Kelly's Jerilderie Letter
F KEL PRC 6-9
This is Ned Kelly in his own words about what happened over the course of his short life. He wanted everyone to read this letter so they could understand what he had done and why.
For a short biography of Ned Kelly click here.. You can see images of the original letter at the State Library of Victoria's website.
Chris Van Allsburg
Queen of the Falls
SPF VAN PRC 6-9
An inspiring true story of bravery about a sixty two year old lady who was the first person to go over Niagara Falls in a barrell. She is the only lady who has ever done this alone. True story! Her name was Anna Edson Taylor. Here is her story
Justin D'Ath
Phoebe Nash series
-Girl Warrior (1)
-Detective (2)
Phoebe Nash is just an ordinary girl on holiday in Africa with her family.
But when her father is kidnapped she becomes caught up in a desperate rescue across the African plains.
In the second book, Detective, Phoebe is back home in Australia but her new friends from Africa are coming and trouble is following them.

Guiness World Records 2012
Reference Only - Not for Loan
R 030.2
Thousands of new and updated records!
Various
My Royal Story series
PRC 6-9
-Marie Antoinette: An Austrian Princess's Diary 1769 (F LAS)
-Elizabeth: A Tudor Princess's Diary 1544 (F LAS)
-Mary Queen of Scots: A Scottish Queen's Diary, France 1553 (F LAS)
-Anastasia: A Russian Grand Duchess's Diary 1914 (F MEY)
-Anne Boleyn and Me: A Tudor Girl's Diary 1525-1536 (F PRI)
-Victoria: An English Princess's Diary 1829 (F KIR)
-Princess of Egypt (F KIR)
Vividly imagined accounts of queens and princesses from the past. Written in diary form with interesting historical information in the back.
Various
My Story series
PRC 6-9
-Pyramid of Secrets: An Engyptian Boy, Giza 2517 BC (F ELD)
-Young Nanny: A Victorian Girl's Diary 1850 (F HEN)
Fictional accounts of life in the past in different times and countries. Very interesting to see how other people may have lived and thought.
Various
39 Clues series:
-The emperor's code (8)
-Storm warning (9)
-Into the gauntlet (10)
-Vesper's rising (11)
-The black book of buried secrets
F THI PRC 6-9
The last books in this popular action/ mystery series are now in the library!
Prue Mason
Birdie in the Sky
(Aussie Chomps)
F MAS PRC 3-5
This is a story about a girl called Birdie. She makes a terrible mistake and has to find the courage to say sorry and to face other problems with courage and bravery.












Younger readers
Author
Title
Comments
2012


Andrew Joyner
Ready, set, BORIS
EF JOY
Boris wants to beat Eddie in a running race at Sports Day and all Frederick wants is not to come last -again. Who will make it across the finish line first? We also have another Boris book in the library.



Sally Rippin
Billie B Brown series-
The bad butterfly
The second-best friend
The perfect present
The midnight feast
The beautiful haircut
The soccer star
The best project
The spotty holiday
EF RIP PRC R-2
Fantastic easy chapter books all about Billie and her adventures and problems!
Check out the Billie B Brown website- You can have a sneak peek at some of the books, find activities and games or answer some very interesting questions at the poll booth!
Carol Ann Martin
Captain Blunderbolt
(Mates series)
EF MAR PRC 3-5
While out searching for fun Alberta, Tully and Maudie Flannigan spy the bushranger Captain Blunderbolt ambushing the mail coach. But who is Captain Blunderbolt behind his disguise? And why is their father acting so myseriously?
Pauline Deeves
Losers?
(Mates series)
EF DEE PRC 3-5
Even through the Wiggly Worms are losing on the soccer field they certainly feel like winners!
Year 6/7 only
Author
Title
Comments
2012


Derek Landy
Skulduggery Pleasant series
-Mortal Coil (5)
-Death Bringer (6)
-The End of the World (short story)
SF LAN PRC 6-9
Sharp, smart, humourous, crime fighting skeleton. What more could you want. These books are long but worthwhile. Make sure you read them in order. Check on the library catalogue to see if the first book in the series 'Skulduggery Pleasant' is available.
Michael Scott
The Warlock
SF SCO
This is the 5th installment in The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series.
Tamora Pierce
Book 2: Bloodhound
SF PIE PRC 6-9
This is the 2nd book in the Beka Cooper series. We already have the first book, Terrier, in the library. These are fantasy/magic books and Beka Cooper is a peacekeeper who must learn to sniff out criminals who are circulating counterfeit coins.
M.G Harris
Invisible City
SF HAR
This is the 1st book in The Joshua Files series. Joshua is deep in the Mexican jungle trying to solve the mystery of his father's death. These are thrilling and fast paced adventure books. We also have the 2nd book Ice Shock in the library. The website is also good.
Gabrielle Lord
Conspiracy 365 series:
12 titles (January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
F LOR PRC 6-9
Each of these books represents a month in the life of Callum Ormond. This is a year which is packed full of adventure, mystery and danger. Time is running out. Can Callum find out the truth about what happened to his father and unravel the secrets of his family before time runs out?
The books have also been turned into a television series
Various
My Australian Story series
PRC 6-9
-Sydney Harbour Bridge : The Diaries of Billy Thompson and Alice Carson, Sydney, New South Wales, 1931-1932 (F FAR)
-Who Am I? : The Diary of Mary Talence, Sydney, 1937 (SF HEI)
-My Father's War : The Diary of Annie Cliff, France, 1918 (SF MAS)
-Refugee : The Diary of Ali Ismail, Woomera, 2001-2002 (SF SUN)
Written in diary form, these books give us an insight into what it was like to be a certain person and live in a certain time and place in history.
Chris Morphew
Underground (Phoenix Files series)
SF MOR
This is the fourth book in the series. Luke thought he knew who his enemies were but now he discovers that he has more enemies who have been waiting to track him down his whole life. While Luke is being held captive in an underground lab the people of Phoenix are disappearing... Have a look at the Phonix Files website.
Gabrielle Lord
Revenge (Conspiracy Series)
F LOR PRC 6-9This is the 13th and last? book in the series. After 365 days on the run Cal thinks his ordeal is over. But one night he receives a mysterious message- 30 days. Is it a real warning or a hoax? When Cal suddenly disappears his friends don't know what to think. Visit the Conspiracy 365 website for more excitement!