December and January Releases

Welcome to our special edition: Summer Release Highlights! Just in time for the warm weather, we’ve got the perfect reads for school holidays! Including a wonderful new Jackie Hosking picture book, An Amazing Australian Road Trip, a beautiful and warm contemporary YA novel, Seven Days and so much more!
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An Amazing Australian Camping Trip
From renowned children’s author, Jackie Hosking and with brilliant illustrations from Lesley Vamos comes a new story from the hilarious An Amazing Australian Road Tripfamily. This time they’re going camping! Encountering all manner of Australian animals, they are in search of a little-seen Australian beast for Aunty to paint… and  the right one is proving hard to find – does the creature even exist?
With colourful, hilarious illustrations, this laugh out loud adventure is full of heart.
The Legend of Ghastly Jack Crowheart
Dangerous highwaymen, furious crows, ludicrous underwear, and a turnip apocalypse – stand and deliver! Lil and her pet crow must find a way to frighten off a gang of ruthless highwaymen who are terrorising the customers of the inn where she lives. Joining forces with a new servant boy, Ned, and armed with the contents of the inn’s lost property cupboard, a pocket full of revolting dumplings and some knicker elastic, Lil comes up with a plot to scare off Rotten Bob. And so the legend of Ghastly Jack Crowheart the Demon Highwayman is born!
Mic Drop
Sequel to High-Rise Mystery, another whodunnit in the phenomenal mystery series by Sharna Jackson. It’s October half-term, and popstar TrojKat, is filming a music video in The Tri; the high-rise block home to sleuths Nik and Norva. When tragedy strikes the famous singer under mysterious circumstances, Nik and Norva set out to solve the case with their friend George, and their impressive detective skills. A fast-paced story, perfect for fans of Robin Stevens, Katherine Woodfine, and Laura Wood.
Leif the Unlucky Viking: Saga of the Shooting Star
A hilarious new illustrated chapter book series featuring the hapless adventures of Leif the Unlucky Viking wolf pup, from the creator of the hugely popular Julius Zebra books!
Leif is not unlucky. Yes, he does split his trousers at least once a week. And yes, he’s always tripping up and falling down a hole. But he’s determined to become a true Viking hero, just like his dad. Can he unravel the riddles of a witch to find a magical shard of rock that has fallen from a shooting star and wield its mystical powers? He’s going to need all the luck he can get!
Like A Charm
Edinburgh is a city filled with magical creatures that no-one can see… except Ramya Knox. As she is pulled into her family’s world of secrets and spells, Ramya sets out to discover the truth behind the Hidden Folk with only three words of warning from her grandfather: Beware the Sirens. Plunged into an adventure that will change everything, Ramya is about to learn that there is more to her powers than she ever imagined. The first book in a middle-grade contemporary fantasy duology, with Elle’s trademark absorbing writing and defiant characters, and themes of neurodivergence.
Seven Days
This is a story about Noori and Aamir. A story about grief, family, and the unexpected turns life can take. A story of first love from a stunning new voice. Noori has it all sussed out. She may only be fifteen and a Bollywood fanatic with an incredible lack of foresight, but she knows a thing or two about life and its messy heartaches. When she runs into Aamir, a scruffy desi dude with tea-stained eyes, her confused soul turns upside-down. Aamir is trying to escape a misunderstood and painful past. When his world collides with Noori’s, life gets even more complicated. Invisible threads connect them. Will they both realize what’s at stake, before they run out of time?