Cherub SERIES by Robert MuchamoreA terrorist doesn't let strangers into her flat because they might be undercover police or intelligence agents, but her children bring their mates home and they run all over the place. The terrorist doesn't know that a kid has bugged every room in her house, cloned the hard drive on her PC, and copied all the numbers in her phone book. The kid works for CHERUB. CHERUB is not James Bond. There are no master criminals or high-tech gadgets. CHERUB kids live in the real world. They slip under adult radar and get information that sends criminals and terrorists to jail.
Call Number: Adventure MUC
Contest by Matthew ReillyDr Stephen Swain and his daughter are brought to the New York State Library and sealed inside it. There Swain is told that he has been chosen to represent Earth in an intergalactic fight-to-the-death, a contest known as the Presidian. It is held once every hundred years (it was every thousand years in the first version of the book) to determine the greatest species in the galaxy. The only rule: seven contestants enter, only one leaves. Thatâs right. Itâs a fight to the death. The library will remain sealed until only one contestant remains alive. So the only way for the other contestants to get out, is to make sure that Stephen Swain is dead. Swain isn't fighting to win, he's fighting to leave. With only his daughter, a dry Zippo lighter and a four-foot tall guide named Selexin, Steven Swain must evade all the dangers of the 'Labyrinth' while trying to find a way to escape. But getting out is harder than he thought, with an explosive strapped to his wrist, and an electro-magnetic electrification field sealing the building, chances are, another Contestant will find him before he gets too far.
Call Number: Adventure REI
Prince of Afghanistan by Louis NowraAfter a rescue mission goes wrong, a young soldier and his dog find themselves alone in hostile territory. Will they survive the perilous journey back to base?
Call Number: Contemporary Now
There's no easy way to put this, so I'll say it straight out. It's time I faced up to the truth. I'm fourteen years old and I have Ishmael Leseur's Syndrome. There is no cure. But that won't stop Ishmael and his intrepid band of misfi ts from taking on bullies, bugs, babes, the Beatles, debating, and the great white whale in the toughest, the weirdest, the most humiliatingly awful and best year of their lives!
Call Number: Contemporary BAU
One of us is lying by Karen McManusFive students walk into detention. Only four leave alive. Yale hopeful Bronwyn has never publicly broken a rule. Sports star Cooper only knows what he's doing in the baseball diamond. Bad boy Nate is one step away from a life a crime. Prom queen Andy is holding together the cracks in her perfect life. And outsider Simon, creator of the notorious gossip app at Bayview High, won't even talk about any of them again. He dies 24 hours before he could post their deepest secrets online. Investigators conclude it's no accident. All of them are suspects. Everyone has secrets, right? What really matters is how far you'll go to protect them.
Call Number: Crime McM
Robin Hood SERIES by Robert MuchamoreA town. A forest. A hero.,You can't go far without a quick brain and some rule-bending in a place like Locksley. After its vast car plants shut down, the prosperous town has become a wasteland of empty homes, toxic land and families on the brink. And it doesn't help that the authorities are in the clutches of profit-obsessed Sheriff of Nottingham, in cahoots with underworld boss Guy Gisborne.,When his dad is framed for a robbery, Robin and his brother Little John are hounded out of Locksley and must learn to survive in the Sherwood forest, stretching three hundred kilometres and sheltering the free spirits and outlaws. But Robin is determined to do more than survive. Small, fast and deadly with a bow, he hatches a plan to join forces with Marion Maid, harness his inimitable tech skills and strike a blow against Gisborne and the Sheriff.
Call Number: Crime Muc
Arc of Scythe SERIES by Neil SchustermanWho wouldn't want to live in a treehouse? Especially a 13-storey treehouse that has a bowling alley, a see-through swimming pool, a tank full of sharks, a library full of comics, a secret underground laboratory, a games room, self-making beds, vines you can swing on, a vegetable vaporiser and a marshmallow machine that follows you around and automatically shoots your favourite flavoured marshmallows into your mouth whenever it discerns you're hungry.
Call Number: Dystopia Sch
The secret runners of New York by Matthew ReillyTHE COMING END: When Skye Rogers and her twin brother Red move to Manhattan, rumours of a coming global apocalypse are building. But this does not stop the young elite of New York from partying without a care. CAN YOU KEEP A SECRET?: And then suddenly Skye is invited to join an exclusive gang known as the Secret Runners of New York. But this is no ordinary clique - they have access to an underground portal that can transport them into the future. And what Skye discovers in the future is horrifying. RUN! AS FAST AS YOU CAN!: As society crumbles, Skye and Red race to figure out how to use their knowledge to survive the impending annihilation, they soon discover that the chaotic end of the world is perfect time for revenge.
Call Number: Dystopia REI
The Enemy SERIES by Charlie HigsonWhen the sickness came, every parent, police officer, politician - every adult - felt ill. The lucky ones died. The others are crazed, confused and hungry.Only children under fourteen remain, and they're fighting to survive.Now there are rumours of a safe place to hide. And so a gang of children begin their quest across London, where all through the city - down alleyways, in deserted houses, underground - the grown ups lie in wait.BUT CAN THEY MAKE IT THERE - ALIVE?The first incredibly gripping adventure in a heart-stopping new series.WARNING: Contains strong language and scenes of violence.
Call Number: Horror Hig
13 days of midnight SERIES by Leo HuntWhen Luke Manchett's estranged father dies unexpectedly, he leaves his son a dark inheritance: a collection of eight restless spirits, known as his Host, who want revenge for their long enslavement. Once they figure out that Luke has no clue how to manage them, they become increasingly belligerent, and eventually mutiny. Halloween (the night when ghosts reach the height of their power) is fast approaching, and Luke knows his Host is planning something far more trick than treat. Armed with only his father's indecipherable notes, a locked copy of The Book of Eight, and help from school outcast Elza Moss, Luke has just thirteen days to uncover the closely guarded secrets of black magic and send his unquiet spirits to their eternal rest--or join their ghostly ranks himself.
Call Number: Horror Hun
Shane Scholfield SERIES by Matthew ReillyAt a remote ice station in Antarctica, a team of US scientists has made an amazing discovery. They have found something buried deep within a 100-million-year-old layer of ice. Something made of METAL. Led by the enigmatic Lieutenant Shane Schofield, a team of crack United States Marines is sent to the station to secure this discovery for their country. They are a tight unit, tough and fearless. They would follow their leader into hell. They just did . . .
Call Number: Mystery Rei
Virals SERIES by Kathy ReichsFourteen-year-old Tory Brennan is the niece of famed forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan, living on an island off the coast of South Carolina. She and her three friends find a grave containing the remains of a girl who has been missing for over thirty years. When they rescue a sick dog from a laboratory, they are exposed to a rare strain of canine parvovirus that heightens their senses and reflexes. Can they use their new abilities to solve the murder?
Call Number: Mystery Rei
Will by Maria BoydIf you like Melina Marchetta and Barry Jonsberg, you'll love Maria Boyd's novel about being in Year 11, being in trouble and being a good friend. Will is in trouble and everyone's worried. They reckon it's because of what happened six months ago. He doesn't know what they're on about. The latest incident lands him in Deputy Waddlehead's office. His school career is over. That is, until his 'concerned' English teacher fixes it so he gets a punishment ten thousand times worse than expulsion - helping out with the school musical. This is where the real trouble starts. What do you do with a year seven trombone-playing geek who appoints you as his new best friend, teachers who never get off your back, a really hot girl who thinks you're an idiot, and a rugby-playing jock who doesn't realise how dangerous it is to go to a boys' school and act like you actually enjoy singing and dancing? It's a completely different world, and Will is determined not to get sucked in.
Call Number: YA Boy
The F-Team by Rawah ArjaA 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 Australian's most entertaining authors.
Call Number: YA Arj
Oliver Twist by Charles DickensOliver Twist- orphan, trainee pickpocket, good boy. Elbow your way through the streets of Victorian London with Dicken's most enduring child character 'Look here! Here's a jolly life! What's the odds where it comes from?' Meet the Artful Dodger, as roistering and swaggering a young gentleman as ever stood four foot six. With him, you'll run down the dirty backstreets of London to be entertained by the Respectable Old Gentleman and his brood of thieves and pickpockets. Fagin will bring you to 'the trade', and make something of you, something profitable.But there's something about the young orphan Oliver that's too good for this dark and dangerous world - can he ever escape its clutches? Includes exclusive material- In 'The Backstory' you can learn more about Oliver Twist's London! Vintage Children's Classics is a twenty-first century classics list aimed at 8-12 year olds and the adults in their lives. Discover timeless favourites from The Jungle Book and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland to modern classics such as The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.
Call Number: Classic Dic
The War of the Worlds by H. G. WellsThe classic and terrifying HG Wells novel of alien invasion is now a landmark series for the BBC from the makers of Poldark, Victoria and And Then There Were None. One night a shooting star is seen over the skies of Surrey. The next day, it's discovered to have been a mysterious metallic cylinder from Mars. What comes next is a terrifying alien attack, as tentacled Martian invaders emerge from the cylinder and prey on humankind using shocking new weapons against which the people of Victorian England can offer no resistance. The aliens begin to devastate the area in their tripod machines, and as our narrator struggles to return to his wife, the fight for London - and the world - begins. Now with a new introduction by Stephen Baxter. 'A true classic' GUARDIAN 'Immortal science fiction' TELEGRAPH
Call Number: Classic TWA
Mistborn SERIES by Brandon SandersonFor a thousand years the ash fell and no flowers bloomed. For a thousand years the Skaa slaved in misery and lived in fear while the Lord Ruler reigned with absolute power and ultimate terror, a divinely invincible leader. Hope is long lost, until a terribly scarred, heart-broken half-Skaa in the depths of the most hellish prison and discovered he has the powers of a Mistborn. A brilliant thief and natural leader, Kelsier will turn his talents to the ultimate caper: one with the Lord Ruler himself as the mark. Only he's not just planning the greatest heist in history, he's plotting the overthrow of a divine despot.,Kelsier recruited the underworld's elite, the smartest and most trustworthy allomancers, each of whom shares one of his many powers, and all of whom relish a high-stakes challenge. But even with the best criminal crew ever assembled, Kel's plan looks like a long shot, until luck brings a ragged girl named Vin into his life. Like him, she's a half-Skaa orphan, but she's lived a much harsher life. Vin has learned to expect betrayal from everyone she meets, and gotten it. She will have to learn to trust, if Kel is to help her master powers of which she never dreamed.
Call Number: Fantasy SAN
Throne of Glass series by Sophie MaasMr. and Mrs. Dursley, o nummer fower, Privet Loan, were prood tae say that they were gey normal, thank ye awfie muckle. They were the lest fowk ye wid jalouse wid be taigled up wi onythin unco or ferlie, because they jist widnae hae onythin tae dae wi joukery packery like yon. 2017 will see an auspicious alignment of anniversaries. J. K. Rowling's debut novel Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone has already been translated into a staggering 79 languages--Itchy Coo's Scots translation will be language number 80. Since 2002, the Itchy Coo imprint has been wowing young readers and challenging old attitudes with bold new translations of books by Roald Dahl, Julia Donaldson, David Walliams, Alexander McCall Smith, A.A. Milne, Asterix and others--and done it all in the wonderful Scots language which has the power to engage, excite and entertain readers of all ages. Matthew Fitt's translation of J.K. Rowling's phenomenal adventure story will break new ground and earn a place in hearts of young Scots readers and Harry Potter fans alike.
Call Number: Fantasy MAA
Auslander by Paul DowswellBerlin, 1942. Peter is a Polish orphan found to be the perfect Hitler Youth specimen - until he starts forming ideas of his own and takes the biggest risk he could take in Nazi Germany.
Call Number: Historical DOW
Emperor series by Conn IggnuldenFrom the spectacle of gladiatorial combat to the intrigue of the Senate, from the foreign wars that created an empire to the political conflict that almost tore it apart, 'The Gates of Rome' begins the story of the man who would become the greatest Roman of them all: Julius Caesar.
Call Number: Historical Igg
Tell me why by Archie RoachArchie Roach tells the story of his life and his music. Only two when he was forcibly removed from his family, and brought up by a series of foster parents until his early teens, Archie's world imploded when he received a letter that spoke of a life he had no memory of. It took him almost a lifetime to find out who he really was.
Call Number: First Nation 782.42166
Growing up Aboriginal in Australia by Anita Heiss ( editor)What is it like to grow up Aboriginal in Australia? This anthology, compiled by award-winning author Anita Heiss, attempts to showcase as many diverse voices, experiences and stories as possible in order to answer that question. Each account reveals, to some degree, the impacts of invasion and colonisation – on language, on country, on ways of life, and on how people are treated daily in the community, the education system, the workplace and friendship groups.,Accounts from well-known authors and high-profile identities sit alongside newly discovered voices of all ages, with experiences spanning coastal and desert regions, cities and remote communities. All of them speak to the heart – sometimes calling for empathy, oftentimes challenging stereotypes, always demanding respect.,This groundbreaking anthology aims to enlighten, inspire and educate about the lives of Aboriginal people in Australia today.
Call Number: First Nation 305.89 GRO
Where the shoreline used to be : an anthology from Australia and beyond by Jack HeathA diverse collection of poetry, short stories, song lyrics, novel extracts and illustrations from some of the most important creators today. This anthology for upper high school students. The editors have gathered an exciting mix of original and pre-published works that cover themes of Indigenous issues, friendship, migrants in Australia, environmental impact, dystopia, sci-fi adventure and death. The anthology includes original stories from: Davina Bell, Meg Caddy, Shivaun Plozza, Peta Freestone, Scot Gardner, Barry Jonsberg, Meg McKinlay (with illustration by Kyle Hughes-Odgers), Gayle Kennedy, Shaun Tan, Felicity Castagna, Amie Kaufman and Leanne Hall. Other contributors are Margo Lanagan, Ali Cobby Eckermann, Andrea Hirata, Arwa Abousamra, Trudy White, Alice Pung, Tony Birch, Wil Wagner & Lizzie Wagner, Courtney Barnett and Kate Miller-Heidke.
Call Number: Short A828 WHE
Publication Date: edited by Susan La Marca and Pam Macintyre
Off the map by Scot GardnerOur home town. Sometimes it feels like the centre of the universe, sometimes it's the bum-end of nowhere. We are her sons and daughters. These are our triumphs and our heartaches, our fears and hopes for a better life.,Getting lost, falling in love, pushing boundaries, exploring the world - powerfully honest stories to make you think and feel, from the award-winning author of The Dead I Know and Changing Gear.,'Off The Map is a stunning smorgasbord of short stories - each one a treat to be savoured. These are stories that stroll through the Australian landscape with measured, confident steps that never miss a beat. Walking with Gardner is a delight - you're in for a wild, funny and profoundly moving journey.' - Barry Jonsberg, author of My Life as an Alphabet.