Mission Survival SERIES by Bear Grylls; howler monkeys Beck Granger is lost in the jungle with no food, no compass, and no hope of rescue. But Beck is no ordinary teenager - he's the world's youngest survival expert. If anyone can make it out alive, he can.
Call Number: Adventure GRY
The Haven SERIES by Lelic, SimonAlone. On the run. Ollie Turner has nowhere to hide. But he gets a second chance. Underneath the city there's a secret organisation, far from adult eyes. It's called The Haven. Soon Ollie is caught up in their battle: to stop Maddy Sikes destroying the city. Time is running out for Ollie and his new friends, and millions of lives are at stake.
Call Number: Adventure LEL
Detention by Tristan BancksSima and her family are pressed to the rough, cold ground among fifty others. They lie next to the tall fence designed to keep them in. The wires are cut one by one. When they make their escape, a guard raises the alarm. Shouting, smoke bombs, people tackled to the ground. In the chaos Sima loses her parents. Dad told her to run, so she does, hiding in a school and triggering a lockdown. A boy, Dan, finds her hiding in the toilet block. What should he do? Help her? Dob her in? She's breaking the law, but is it right to lock kids up? And if he helps, should Sima trust him? Or run? THIS MOMENT, THESE DECISIONS, WILL CHANGE THE COURSE OF THEIR LIVES.
Call Number: Contemporary BAN
In the sea there are crocodiles: the story of Enaiatollah Akbari by Fabio GedaOne night before putting him to bed, Enaiatollah's mother tells him three things: don't use drugs, don't use weapons, don't steal. The next day he wakes up to find she isn't there. Ten-year-old Enaiatollah is left alone in Pakistan to fend for himself. In a book that takes a true story and shapes it into a beautiful piece of fiction, Italian novelist Fabio Geda describes Enaiatollah's remarkable five-year journey from Afghanistan to Italy where he finally managed to claim political asylum aged fifteen. His ordeal took him through Iran, Turkey and Greece, working on building sites in order to pay people-traffickers, and enduring the physical misery of dangerous border crossings squeezed into the false bottoms of lorries or trekking across inhospitable mountains. A series of almost implausible strokes of fortune enabled him to get to Turin, find help from an Italian family and meet Fabio Geda, with whom he became friends.
Call Number: Contemporary GED
The 13-storey treehouse by Andy GriffithsWho 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.
Cirque du freakDarren goes to a freak show with his friend, Steve. It's the gothic Cirque du Freak where weird, half human/half animals appear and interact with the audience. Darren falls in love with a tarantula and determines to steal the spider so that he can train it to perform amazing ...
Call Number: Horror SHA
Horrowitz horror SERIES by Anthony HorowitzThree sinister and creepy tales by Anthony Horowitz, a master-storyteller and the best-selling author of the Alex Rider series. Gary hates the countryside - why did his mum have to bring him here to stay with his gran. It's boring and prickly and field after field, it all looks the same - especially when you're lost ...Kevin loves computer games, but this latest game (Smash Crash Slash 500 Plus) breaks all the rules, and now Kevin is part of the game ...Howard is in Heaven, strange after a life spent bullying, stealing and playing truant - so why is he so unhappy.
Call Number: Horror HOR
The Tell by Martin ChattertonThe world turns on moments like these. Crossroad moments; a toss of the coin . . . I see half my face in deep shadow, eyes glittering like diamonds, the resemblance to my father never stronger.,Rey Tanic is not like other 14-year-olds. His dad is a mafia boss. His dad is also in jail. When Rey’s life explodes, every decision he makes will shape the rest of his life. How far does the apple really fall from the tree?
Call Number: Mystery CHA
The cut out by Jack Heath.Fero isn't a spy - but he looks exactly like someone who is: Troy Maschenov - a ruthless enemy agent. What starts as a case of mistaken identity quickly turns into a complicated and dangerous plan. Fero is recruited to fight for his country. He will have to impersonate Troy.
Call Number: Mystery HEA
Not Cricket by Raewyn CaisleyNick is an ace wicket-keeper who loves to play cricket. He greatly respects his primary school coach who believes in the spirit of cricket and trains the team to play fairly. As the end of primary school draws near, Nick decides to join a local club so he can keep improving at the game. With the encouragement of his father, Nick joins his dad's old club and earns a spot as wicket-keeper. Unfortunately things don't go to plan and Nick's dreams turn sour. The team members are unfriendly, being more interested in personal achievements than team effort, and as far as Nick is concerned they don t play by the rules. Torn between his mother's sense of fair play and his father's dreams that his son would play for his old cricket team, Nick becomes increasingly unhappy as the true nature of his new team mates comes to light. Sledging the opposition, tampering with the ball, ignoring the captain and refusing to 'walk' are behaviours that Nick does not agree with. His first reaction is to leave the club and, when he walks after being given not out, anger builds between him and the team. It is time to get out or make a stand.
Call Number: Sport CAI
Extra time by Morris GleitzmanA 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: Sport GLE
Treasure Island by Robert Louis StevensonBursting with rich descriptive detail, discover the classic world of Treasure Island. Fifteen men on the dead man's chest- Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum! When young Jim Hawkins discovers a map showing the way to Captain Flint's treasure, he and Squire Trelawney set sail on the Hispaniola to search for the gold. Little do they know that among their crew is the dastardly pirate Long John Silver. Silver has a devious plan to keep the gold all to himself. Can brave Jim outwit the most infamous pirate ever to sail the high seas? Will he escape from Treasure Island alive? BACKSTORY- Learn the truth about pirates and add to your seafaring vocabulary!
Call Number: Classic STE
Publication Date: First published 1883
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain'It's lovely to live on a raft. We had the sky up there, all speckled with stars, and we used to lay on our backs and look up at them' Huck Finn spits, swears, smokes a pipe and never goes to school. With his too-big clothes and battered straw hat, Huck is in need of 'civilising', and the Widow Douglas is determined to take him in hand. And wouldn't you know, Huck's no-good Pap is also after him and he locks Huck up in his cabin in the woods. But Huck won't stand too much of this, and after a daring escape, he takes off down the Mississppi on a raft with an runaway slave called Jim. But plenty of dangers wait for them along the river - will they survive and win their freedom? BACKSTORY- Discover how to write secret messages in code, and learn about the extraordinary Mark Twain.
Call Number: Classic TWA
Percy Jackson SERIES by Rick RiordanPercy was just a normal kid, going to school, playing basketball, skateboarding. The usual. Until he accidently vaporized his maths teacher. Now he spends his time battling monsters and generally trying to stay alive. A task made even more difficult since Zeus, God of the sky, thinks Percy has stolen his lightning bolt.
Call Number: Fantasy RIO
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J. K. RowlingMr. 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 ROW
We are wolves by Katrina NannsteadSometimes it's good to be wild.,When the Russian Army marches into East Prussia at the end of the war, the Wolf family must flee. Liesl, Otto and their baby sister Mia find themselves lost and alone, in a blizzard, in the middle of a war zone. Liesl has promised Mama that she will keep her brother and sister safe.But sometimes, to survive, you have to do bad things. Dangerous things. Wild things.Sometimes to survive, you must become a wolf.
Call Number: Historical NAN
Pharaoh by Jackie FrenchShortlisted CBC Book of the Year (Older Readers), ACT Book of the Year, and YABBA. The people call Prince Narmer 'the Golden One' Handsome and talented, he is destined to be King of Thinis, the greatest town in Egypt and, for Narmer, the centre of the world. Then a devastating accident forces him to give up his right to the throne and sends him journeying across the ancient Middle East with the mysterious trader, the crippled Nitho and a tamed wildcat called Bast. And as he travels he learns that Thinis is actually a very small place indeed. But can he ever truly forget his homeland? During on last visit to Thinis, he will discover what it really means to be a leader, and will find his destiny being fulfilled beyond his wildest expectations ... Set in a time before the pyramids and based on real historical events, Pharaoh will sweep readers along on a fascinating journey through a part of the world we hear so much about today. PRAISE 'French is a master of historical fiction, deftly weaving her knowledge into a story full of fascinating details... Colours, smells, sights and sounds - all combine with real characters to make a wonderful book.' - Magpies 'French leaves readers with the feeling that there are always fascinating little corners left for students of history to explore.' - Viewpoint '...will have kids turning away from the TV and tuning into the amazing world of the past.' - The Gold Coast Mail 'Jackie French's latest offering is a riveting read on many levels; historically informative, rich in drama and suspense, with well drawn characters. - The Sunday Age 'Jackie's passion for history is palpable throughout this mesmerising story.' - The Toowoomba Chronicle
Black cockatoo by Carl Merrison and Hakea Hustler.Black Cockatoo is a vignette that follows Mia, a young Aboriginal girl as she explores the fragile connections of family and culture. Mia is a 13-year-old girl from a remote community in the Kimberley. She is saddened by the loss of her brother as he distances himself from the family. She feels powerless to change the things she sees around her -- until one day she rescues her totem animal, the dirran black cockatoo, and soon discovers her own inner strength. A small tale on the power of standing up for yourself, culture and ever-present family ties.
Call Number: Aboriginal MER
400 minutes of danger by Jack Heath.Brad has fallen into the lion enclosure, and the big cats are hungry! Charith takes the wheel of an out-of-control bus after an explosion. Iresha hears strange noises... from beneath the seabed. Daniel crawls into a waste crusher after a building collapseand then it gets switched on. Tak's class goes on an excursion to an army base and now an experimental military robot is hunting them. Jack Heaths next 10 nail-bitingly dangerous short stories will fascinate and terrify during each full 40-minute count down, as the dangerous situations play out right down to the last crucial moment. Who will live and who will die? Forty minutes of danger, in 40 minutes* of reading time!
Call Number: Short HEA
Painted dogs & doom cakes by Tim Harris.Author, Tim Harris, throws the reader into a world where it rains lemonade, dentists terrorise children, a whole school is put on detention at once and making a simple chocolate cake is one of life's more dangerous tasks. Exploding Endings will have young readers laughing aloud and wondering where each story will lead.