Award-winning author Paolo Bacigalupi delivers a thrilling, fast-paced adventure set in a vivid and raw, uncertain future.
Nailer's time is running out. He's getting too big for his work - stripping copper wire from old oil tankers - and once he's off the crew he's on his own, stuck in a shack on the beach... read more
|Awards:||Shortlisted for Miles Franklin Literary Award 2010.|
A compelling new novel from one of AustraliaÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂs finest writers, Butterfly is a brilliant portrait of a suburban 13-year-old girl & her desperate need for her friendsÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ... read more
|Series:||Edge Chronicles: Rook Sequence|
Rook Barkwater lives in the network of sewer-chambers beneath Undertown, the bustling main city of the Edgeworld. He dreams of becoming a librarian knight - one of those sent out to explore the mysteries of their world. Somewhere out there lie the secrets of the past - including the lost floating city of Sanctaphrax - and, m... read more
|Awards:||Shortlisted for British Book Awards: WH Smith Children's Book of the Year Award 2007.|
Tiffany Aching is a trainee witch - now working for the seriously scary Miss Treason. But when Tiffany witnesses the Dark Dance - the crossover from summer to winter - she does what no one has ever done before and leaps into the dance. Into the oldest story there ever is. And draws the attention of the wintersmith himself... ... read more
|Series:||Children of the Wind S.|
The first of four true-to-life historical adventures, this is a compelling story about a fiery Irish girl who leaves Ireland when her parents die in the potato famine, to make a life for herself in goldrush Australia.
Would you risk it all to change your destiny? The last thing Kelsey Hayes thought she'd be doing this summer was trying to break a 300-year-old Indian curse. With a mysterious white tiger named Ren. Halfway around the world. But that's exactly what happened. Face-to-face with dark forces, spellbinding magic, and mystical worl... read more
|Author:||Carol Christen & Richard N. Bolles|
In today's uber-competitive climate, you can't just wing it when you graduate and count on finding a great job (or a great job finding you). It pays to figure out your interests early, so you can decide what additional schooling--and tuition debt--makes sense for your chosen field. In "What Color Is Your Parachute? For Teens,... read more
In 1938, Edith and her family joined the many Jewish people forced to leave their homes to escape the Nazis. In a desperate bid for survival, Edith was entrusted to the care of a children's home in Moissac, France, where other Jewish children were hiding. All the people of the town promised to keep the children's identity a s... read more
An explosion in London. Was it an accident? On a remote Scottish island, children are dying in mysterious circumstances. Are dark forces at work? Montmorency is needed to solve both mysteries, but he has demons of his own to confront...
Jaz is one determined teenager. Whether it's getting that Tae Kwon Do move just right, or investigating the latest cancer treatment to help her mum, giving-up just isn't in her vocabulary. But when her mum announces that she and Jaz will spend the summer staying in a cottage on the marshes, just the two of them, Jaz may have ... read more
A teacher is dead, murdered by two of his students in front of the school. He was a good man. People liked him. So how could this happen? Why? It just doesn't make sense to Jackson, and he is determined to investigate the case until he understands. Benjamin Zephaniah has, once again, chosen a topical and hard-hitting subject ... read more
Winner of Ester Glen Award 2004.
"Gallipoli was the first good thing that happened to me." World War I turned Jacko Moran from a sullen, street-fighting slum kid, with a brutal alcoholic father, into a fearless soldier, a decorated war hero and a man who commanded the utmost respect. "They were the only four years I really lived," Jacko reflects from his de... read more
Elijah longs to be a scientist, to follow in the footsteps of his heroes. But as a member of the Horebite church such dreams will never be possible. Instructed by his father and his church to listen for The Still, Small Voice that will inform his life, Elijah finds himself trapped between a modern world and an ancient belief ... read more
|Series:||Chronicles of Nick ; bk. 2|
When teenager Nick Gautier was saved from almost certain death by a mysterious warrior, he had a feeling his life was set to change. Fighting the undead has taken the place of fighting with his teachers (well ...almost) and Nick is learning to rely on his powers to protect the world from evil he could never before have imagin... read more
Sapphy, Conor and their mum have moved away from the cottage by the cove ÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ away from the memories of their father, who disappeared two years ago ÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂ&At... read more
|Series:||Across the Universe|
Trapped on board the spaceship Godspeed, Amy trusts no-one. The ship's ruler is dead and a rebellion threatens. Amy wants to help Elder as he tries to take charge, but she's torn between her feelings for him and the chaos that's pulling everything apart. As more harrowing discoveries are made about Godspeed, Amy is caught in ... read more
An extraordinary new world, from the New York Times bestselling author of the Wicked Lovely series. Enter the Carnival. In a city of daimons, strict class lines control every aspect of life. At the heart of The City is the Carnival of ... read more
|Series:||Send Simon Savage|
Simon Savage, the temponauts and the Time Bureau are on full alert. The Black Death has started to appear in major cities around the world. There are fears of a global pandemic. The plague has been carried to the present time by the fleas on rats from the fourteenth century. But who is behind this deadly scheme? It is up to t... read more
|Author:||Michael Morpurgo, O.B.E.|
'Tonight, more than any other night of my life, I want to feel alive.' Told in the voice of Private Tommo Peaceful, the story follows twenty-four hours at the front, and captures his memories of his family and his village life - by no means as tranquil as it appeared. Full of vivid detail and engrossing atmosphere, leading to... read more
In Once, Felix escapes from an orphanage, only to learn that Poland is a dangerous place for a Jewish boy on his own. He manages to look after himself and another young orphan, Zelda, until they are taken under the protection of a kind Polish dentist. But when the Nazis uncover their hiding place, Felix and Zelda must once ag... read more