Cloudwish by Fiona Wood

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Van Uoc doesn’t believe in fairies, zombies, vampires, Father Christmas or magic wishes.  She believes in keeping a low profile, real life will start when school finishes.  But when she attracts the attention of Billy Gardiner, she finds herself in an unwelcome spotlight.  Not even Jane Eyre can help her now.

Nominated for this year older reader category – CBCA 2016

Location : Library

Call no. WOOD     Genre : Romance








The Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare

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It is not easy being Magnus Bane.  As a warlock, he is often called upon to fix the problems of others.  His life has been long, and his loves have been many.  And Magnus has a way of making sure he is in the right place at the right – or perhaps wrong – time.

The French Revolution, Prohibition, the first great battle between Valentine and the New York Institute … Magnus was there, and usually in the middle of it.  Magnus will never be able to tell all his tales.  No one would believe him.  But these eleven stories shed a little light on his often inscrutable character.  They are stories he probably wishes he never got out.


The forbidden sea by Sheila A. Nielson

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Beneath the waves lies a terrible beauty …. When Adrianne comes face to face with the mermaid of Windwaithe island, she is convinced that it means harm.  After all, the island is steeped in stories of mermaids’ curses and the ill-luck that they bring.

But it is not this beautiful, wild creature that Adrianne needs to fear.  It is the islanders, who believe that she should be sacrificced to the sea to appease the mermaid – otherwise they will all be cursed.  

Everybody she has ever known seems to be against her, even the boy she loves.  Somehow Adrianne must fight their ignorant superstition.  For if she fails, the islanders could be doomed.

Gangsta granny by David Walliams

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Meet Ben’s granny.  She’s very much your textbook granny : she has white hair, she has false teeth, she has used tissues tucked up her sleeve…..

and she is an INTERNATIONAL JEWEL THIEF!!....Gangsta_Granny_Cover

The one and only ivan by Katherine Applegate

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A story of courage, friendship and an unlikely animal hero …..


I am Ivan.  I am a Gorilla.  I’ve learned not to get my hopes up.

Ivan has lived in a cage in a shopping mall for most of his life.  He rarely misses the jungle.  In fact, he hardly ever thinks about it.  Then he meets Ruby, a baby elephant, who opens his eyes and shows him that there might be another way to live ….

Inspired by the true story of an unforgettable gorilla.

Extra time by Morris Gleitzman

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A young Aussie soccer genius and his 10 year old manager take on the world.

And win.

For a time…..

“A funny and moving story from one of Australia’s most entertaining authors”

Party games by R. L. Stine

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A fear street novel.

The only way to win a game on fear street is to be the last one left alive.