Category Archives: Fiction

A Christmas Menagerie

This delightful Australian collection of short stories, edited by Beattie Alvarez, brings together a number of original tales by popular authors including Gabrielle Wang, Sherryl Clark, Michael Pryor, Janeen Brian and Sophie Masson plus some emerging talents. Between the pages … Continue reading

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Dig Too Deep – Amy Allgeyer

Dig Too Deep is a powerful novel to engage middle and senior high school readers, a worthy winner of the 2017 Green Earth Book Award for Young Adult-Fiction. Poisoned wells.    A bloody cough.    Secrets.    And silence. This is the story of a town … Continue reading

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From the Grave – Monster or Die: Book 1

Cynthia Reeg has crafted a wonderfully clever novel in From the Grave, targeting middle school readers – independent primary monster fans and witty enough to cross over into the secondary arena. Ideal for those who love anything monsterish and who … Continue reading

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Tokens and Omens – Jeri Baird

Wow! – What a fantastic teen read in this first title in a trilogy being written by Jeri Baird. Set in Puck’s Gulch, in a country that aimed (but failed) to have all tribes equal, the 16 year-olds in the … Continue reading

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The Godwits – Bruce Pickworth

Bruce Pickworh and Lorraine Robertson have presented a thoughtful and thought-provoking visualisation of the plight of the migratory Bar-tailed Godwits due to habitat depletion. Harnessing dual perspectives through the voice of young Goa Wei living on the coast of China’s … Continue reading

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Bounce – YA Fiction series

The Bounce series features senior high-school basketball players at the top of their game. Each title stands alone with different teams and events. The protagonists grapple with challenges on and off the court including a school cheating scandal, suicide, inner-city … Continue reading

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The Atlas of Cursed Places – YA Fiction

A series of short, easy read stories aimed at teen readers with a high interest, supernatural plot revolving around evil places and events. These can only be solved when the teenagers locate the Atlas of Cursed Places to guide them … Continue reading

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