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Independent Australian and International titles for your readers Halloween FEATURE

New Releases: October 2019 Books for all ages

The Thing about Oliver

ISBN: 9781925563818

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RRP: 14.99 Release Date: 01/10/2019 | Format: Paperback | Size: 15.2 x 22.9 cm Author: Deborah Kelly | Publisher: Wombat Books DESCRIPTION: Eleven-year-old Tilly lives in a drought-stricken town with her mum and younger brother Oliver, who is autistic. Oliver’s meltdowns are making life unbearable. He can’t cope with even the smallest of changes to his routine. On top of that, he needs so many different kinds of therapy that there’s never any time -or money- left over for swimming lessons. When Mum loses her job and decides to move the family to the Queensland coast, Tilly is both excited and terrified. Is this her chance to finally learn to swim? Will her dream of snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef come true? Or will so many changes all at once prove disastrous? BISAC: JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Special Needs (JUV039150)

Memphis Grace

ISBN: 9781925563719

RRP: 17.99 Release Date: Format: 20/10/2019 | Paperback | Size: 13.3 x 20.3 cm Author: Catriona McKeown | Publisher: Rhiza Edge DESCRIPTION: Graceland was named after the King of Pop’s mansion by her Elvis- obsessed mum. But she’s not rich, not famous and definitely not noticeable. She’s always just been Mikaela’s best friend. That is, until Mikaela leaves school without explanation and Graceland finds herself noticed by Cooper Dally. Popular boy and Mikaela’s EX-BOYFRIEND. Now she’s the centre of attention: big parties, new dresses and girlfriend to Cooper.

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Graceland is finally changing her stars. But Cooper has expectations Graceland can’t meet. And when the truth behind Mikaela’s leaving comes out, Graceland realises Cooper might not be the guy she thought he was. Worse, it could cost Graceland more than she’s willing to give to be noticed... BISAC: YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Performing Arts / Music (YAF047030)

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October 2019

Marlow Brown: Scientist in the Making

ISBN: 9781925572186

RRP: 14.95 Release Date: 01/10/2019 Format: Paperback | Pages: 72 | Size: 12.8 x 19.8 cm Author: Kesta Fleming, Illustrated by Majory Gardner Publisher: Celapene Press DESCRIPTION: Marlow Brown dreams of being a scientist, but when her chaotic home experiments drive Mum crazy, Marlow runs the risk of being banned from experimenting altogether. Surely there must be something she can do to keep on Mum’s good side while still continuing to follow her dream. BISAC: JUVENILE FICTION / Nature & the Natural World (JUV029000) ISBN: 9780807536278

Ignite the Stars RRP: 16.95 Release Date: 01/10/2019 | Format: Paperback Pages: 400 | Size: 13.97 x 20.96 cm Author: Maura Milan | Publisher: Albert Whitman & Company DESCRIPTION: Everyone in the universe knows his name. Everyone in the universe fears him. But no one realizes that notorious outlaw Ia Cōcha is a seventeenyear-old girl. A criminal mastermind and unrivaled pilot, Ia has spent her life terrorizing the Olympus Commonwealth, the imperialist nation that destroyed her home. When the Commonwealth captures her and her true identity is exposed, they see Ia’s age and talent as an opportunity: by forcing her to serve them, they will prove that no one is beyond their control. Soon, Ia is trapped at the Commonwealth’s military academy, desperately plotting her escape. But new acquaintances—including Brinn, a seemingly average student with a closely-held secret, and their charming Flight Master, Knives—cause Ia to question her own alliances. Can she find a way to escape the Commonwealth’s clutches before these bonds deepen? In this exhilarating edge-of-yourseat sci-fi adventure—perfect for fans of The Lunar Chronicles—debut author Maura Milan introduces our world to a thrilling new heroine.

ISBN: 9781925652673

The Last Qumranian Infinity Chronicles # 1 RRP: 24.95 Release Date: 01/10/2019 | Format: Paperback Pages: 296 | Size: 14.0 x 21.6 cm Author: Joe Basile | Publisher: Odyssey Books DESCRIPTION: Lukas is the last Qumranian, an ancient sect sworn to secrecy and to protect the prophecies that bind the worlds together. They develop a powerful technology that can control time, and their discovery attracts unwanted attention. When the Unclean—a militant force masked by dark magic—attack the hidden Qumranian compound under what once was the Dead Sea, Lukas barely escapes. But at what cost? With his life intact, he finds himself a prisoner in a timeline not his own. Alone in a foreign landscape, a ruthless religious group slaughtering any who oppose them in the streets, and an artefact that literally can—and probably has—changed human history, Lukas must not only struggle to stay alive, but locate the only thing that can prevent the Unclean from destroying the world. Will Lukas manage to retrieve the artefact before more damage is done to the timeline of history, or will he be too late, forever lost in an alternate reality? BISAC: FICTION / Christian / Futuristic (FIC042020)

BISAC: YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Science Fiction / Space Opera (YAF056020)

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October 2019

Dawn of the Zombie Apocalypse

ISBN: 9781925956108

RRP: 23.95 Release Date: 07/10/2019 Format: Paperback | Pages: 168 | Size: 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.0 cm Author: Lee Murray Publisher: IFWG Publishing Australia DESCRIPTION: Chaos’ latest game is positively epic. Just look at the trailer: the hero Bastion Axestone striding through the city streets, fireballs exploding around him and zombies staggering in his wake. Seb can’t wait to play it. He downloads the works. Explosive effects, 3D upgrade, heavy metal soundtrack and a subliminal quotient—whatever that is. But the next day, Seb and his friends wake up to an apocalypse. Their teachers are missing in action, coach doesn’t come to practice, and Seb’s dad spends all day in his pyjamas. Even worse, not only has Mum not been in to work, she hasn’t bothered to brush her teeth. It’s beginning to look as if every grown-up in Bridgetown—possibly the entire world—has been zombified. They’re obsessed with their personal electronic devices and it’s all Seb’s fault because he’s the one who downloaded the game in the first place. Now, he has to fix it. But how? It’s not as if he can un-download the game. Along with his best mate, Darren, and Talia, The Prettiest Girl in School, Seb has to figure out how to reverse the effect of the computer virus. But in the meantime, the zombies need feeding, Seb’s little sister, Ava, needs minding, and someone has to walk the dog... BISAC: YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Horror (YAF026000)

Gerard Hardy’s Misfortune

ISBN: 9780648416579

RRP: 24.99 Release Date: 01/10/2019 Format: Paperback | Pages: 286 | Size: 13.2 x 20.2 x 2.0 cm Author: Dorothy Johnston Publisher: For Pity Sake Publishing DESCRIPTION: According to local legend, the historic Royal hotel in the Victorian coastal town of Queenscliff is haunted. Having served as both a mental asylum and a morgue in the early days it could hardly fail to be, but a bizarre murder in the hotel’s basement puts a decidedly eerie spin on things. The victim is an academic, obsessed with spiritualism, the tarot and the town’s most famous literary resident, Henry Handel Richardson. From the outset, the local knowledge and unorthodox methods of Queenscliff’s police officers, Chris Blackie and Anthea Merritt, are ridiculed by the bull-necked Detective Inspector Masterson from Geelong’s CIU. And yet, hard-nosed police investigation practices seem ill-equipped to counter the otherworldly influences at play. What DI Masterson believes is an open and shut case turns out to be anything but. BISAC: FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Police Procedural (FIC022020)

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October 2019

How to Reach for the Stars

ISBN: 9780994564757

RRP: 14.95 Release Date: 01/10/2019 Format: Paperback | Pages: 24 | Size: 21 x 23 cm Author/Illustrator: Philippa Cleall Publisher: Coastal Herd Tales DESCRIPTION: Little Tembo was wondering about her future. Grandma Bibi said that she should reach for the stars. This English and Swahili story explores reaching out to catch a dream. BISAC: JUVENILE FICTION / Bedtime & Dreams (JUV010000)

Hungry Chipo

ISBN: 9780994564764

RRP: 14.95 Release Date: 01/10/2019 Format: Paperback | Pages: 24 | Size: 21 x 23 cm Author/Illustrator: Philippa Cleall Publisher: Coastal Herd Tales DESCRIPTION: Chipo and his friends are so hungry. They don’t have the energy to walk to school. Teacher Wamtali is worried about her empty classroom. Can little Minko find someone who can help? Follow Minko’s footsteps in this English and Swahili story about friendship and generosity. BISAC: JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Hippos & Rhinos (JUV002330)

Snack, Snooze, Skedaddle ISBN: 9781541529007

RRP: 34.95 Release Date: 01/10/2019 Format: Hardcover | Pages: 32 | Size: 24.77 x 24.77 cm Author: Laura Purdie Salas, Illustrated by Claudine Gévry Publisher: Millbrook Press

DESCRIPTION: This charming nonfiction picture book shows how a variety of familiar, kid-friendly animals prepare for—and survive—winter in northern climates. BISAC: JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Zoology (JNF051150)

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October 2019

This Is a Sea Cow

ISBN: 9780807578742

RRP: 29.95 Release Date: 01/10/2019 Format: Hardcover | Pages: 32 | Size: 20.32 x 25.4 cm Author/Illustrator: Cassandra Federman Publisher: Albert Whitman & Company DESCRIPTION: When an imaginative second grader writes a school report about sea cows, the subject is not happy with her portrayal. Sea Cow—or Manatee, as she prefers to be called—comes to life on the pages of the report and decides to defend herself against unflattering comparisons to set the record straight with fascinating facts about manatees. BISAC: JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Mammals (JUV002160)

Shubh Diwali!

ISBN: 9780807573556

RRP: 29.95 Release Date: 01/10/2019 Format: Hardcover | Pages: 32 | Size: 20.32 x 25.4 cm Author: Chitra Soundar, Illustrated by Charlene Chua Publisher: Albert Whitman & Company DESCRIPTION: Diwali has arrived! Rangoli art decorates the floor and strings of flowers hang around the doors. Now it’s time to ring the bells, light the lamps, and welcome the new year with family and friends. A sweet introduction to the Hindu festival of lights. BISAC: JUVENILE FICTION / Holidays & Celebrations / Other, Religious (JUV017090)

A Trip into Space

ISBN: 9780807580936

RRP: 14.95 Release Date: 01/10/2019 Format: Paperback | Pages: 24 | Size: 27.31 x 21.59 cm Author: Lori Haskins Houran, Illustrated by Francisca Marquez Publisher: Albert Whitman & Company DESCRIPTION: Blast off into the sky and visit the International Space Station! A lively, rhythmical story and detailed illustrations take readers on a trip to the ISS, where astronauts sleep zipped up and walk in space. This great read-aloud includes information (verified by NASA staff) about the ISS. Fact-filled and fun, this story will send young minds soaring. BISAC: JUVENILE NONFICTION / Technology / Aeronautics, Astronautics & Space Science (JNF051010)

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October 2019

How to Spy on a Shark

ISBN: 9780807534069

RRP: 14.95 Release Date: 01/10/2019 Format: Paperback | Pages: 24 | Size: 27.31 x 21.59 cm Author: Lori Haskins Houran, Illustrated by Francisca Marquez Publisher: Albert Whitman & Company, Albert Whitman & Company DESCRIPTION: Spend a day at sea tracking sharks—with the help of a robot! Join a team of marine biologists as they head out in their boat to study mako sharks. Simple, entertaining text and bright, accurate illustrations bring science and technology to life, and additional pages of facts about sharks follow the story. This book is bound to make a splash with young minds! BISAC: JUVENILE NONFICTION / Animals / Marine Life (JNF003150)

It’s a Round, Round World!

ISBN: 9781635921281

RRP: 32.95 Release Date: 01/10/2019 Format: Hardcover | Pages: 40 | Size: 30.48 x 23.5 cm Author/Illustrator: Ellie Peterson Publisher: StarBerry Books — Kane Press DESCRIPTION: Intrepid scientist-adventurer Joulia Copernicus takes readers on a journey through space and time. From Columbus’s ship to the outer reaches of our solar system, Joulia explains with humor and wit how we know the earth is round. BISAC: JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Earth Sciences (JNF051080)

When a Kid Like Me Fights Cancer

ISBN: 9780807563915

RRP: 29.95 Release Date: 01/10/2019 Format: Hardcover | Pages: 32 | Size: 20.32 x 25.4 cm Author: Catherine Stier, Illustrated by Angel Chang Publisher: Albert Whitman & Company DESCRIPTION: When a young boy finds out he has cancer, he learns a lot right away. He learns that cancer is something you fight, and that cancer isn’t anyone’s fault—especially not his. He discovers that many things change with cancer, but some of the most important things stay the same. He also learns that having cancer is easier when everyone around him wants to help him fight. BISAC: JUVENILE NONFICTION / Health & Daily Living / Diseases, Illnesses & Injuries (JNF024020)

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October 2019

The Day Abuelo Got Lost RRP: 29.95

ISBN: 9780807514924

Release Date: 01/10/2019 Format: Hardcover | Pages: 32 | Size: 20.32 x 25.4 cm Author: Diane de Anda, Illustrated by Alleanna Harris Publisher: Albert Whitman & Company DESCRIPTION: A touching story about a boy and his grandfather who enjoy a special relationship—until Abuelo starts to lose his memory. Instead of building model planes and cooking together, Luis and his father have to search the neighborhood for Abuelo, and Luis and Abuelo have to find new activities to enjoy together. BISAC: JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Multigenerational (JUV013030)

Thanku

ISBN: 9781541523630

RRP: 34.95 Release Date: 01/10/2019 Format: Hardcover | Pages: 40 | Size: 23.5 x 27.94 cm Author: Miranda Paul, Illustrated by Marlena Myles Publisher: Millbrook Press DESCRIPTION: This poetry anthology, edited by Miranda Paul, explores a wide range of ways to be grateful with poems by a diverse group of contributors. BISAC: JUVENILE FICTION / Poetry (JUV070000)

Watch Her Shine

ISBN: 9780648489245

RRP: 7.99 Release Date: 23/10/2019 Format: Paperback | Pages: 39 | Size: 14.0 x 21.6 cm Author: Deborah Henry, Illustrated by Naomi Greaves Publisher: Daisy Lane Publishing DESCRIPTION: Princess Dembe - sole heir to the throne in the Beloved Land – is under threat when the evil Prince Damian vows he will be the most powerful King and take over the entire Kingdom. With little hope of the three fairies’ potion working to restore King Rumba’s weakening health, the Princess must act quickly to keep Prince Damian and his army out of their palace. But Prince Damian is ready to strike. Will Princess Dembe – and her friends – stop the foolish Prince from destroying her father and their beloved Kingdom before it’s too late? BISAC: JUVENILE FICTION / Royalty (JUV034000)

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October 2019

The Cave at the End of the Universe Ginomees Trilogy #3

ISBN: 9781925956054

RRP: 19.95 Release Date: 01/10/2019 | Format: P/back | Pages: 118 | Size: 15.2 x 22.9 cm Author: Ali Foster | Publisher: IFWG Publishing Australia DESCRIPTION: “What happens when you roll a six? You have to roll again!” After discovering his true identity and unlocking the secret of the Clonestone, Eamonn sets off with his clones to find the legendary Ginomehenge, a magical portal that takes them far across the universe to Planet Magnetica. There Eamonn meets his grandfather, the mighty Ginomus Giganticus, creator of them all. Can Eamonn and his clones destroy the Magnetaur, their grandfather’s most terrifying creation, before it destroys them and everything else on the planet? BISAC: JUVENILE FICTION / Fantasy & Magic (JUV037000)

The Rejects

ISBN: 9781925496253

The Clonestone

ISBN: 9781925496802

ALSO AVAILABLE Ginomees Trilogy

RRP: 18.95

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The Ruined Land Chronicles of The Pale # 3

ISBN: 9781925652734

RRP: 23.95 Release Date: 01/10/2019 | Format: Paperback | Pages: 252 | Size: 14.0 x 21.6 cm Author: Clare Rhoden | Publisher: Odyssey Books DESCRIPTION: Exiled from the Pale, humachine Hector has found a home with the tribes Outside. Or has he? While the canini struggle to care for the human twins, Feather travels Broad Plain to reunite them with their father. But his own family is scattered as the Pale sends out its terrifying army and the land itself buckles beneath them. Can anyone survive the ruination of the land?

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The Pale #1 RRP: 23.95

ISBN: 9781925652451

ALSO AVAILABLE Chronicles of The Pale series

ISBN: 9781925652024

BISAC: FICTION / Science Fiction / General (FIC028000)

Broad Plain Darkening #2 RRP: 23.95

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October 2019

Shamar Sentinels of Eden # 4

ISBN: 9781925652758

RRP:24.95 Release Date: 01/10/2019 Format: Paperback | Pages: 354 | Size: 15.2 x 22.9 cm Author: Carolyn Denman Publisher: Odyssey Books DESCRIPTION: When the Cherubim were stationed at the portal to the Garden of Eden, becoming the first of the Shamar, they were gifted with abilities that would help them in their task to keep Eden hidden from the rest of the world. Now Annie has been gifted with memories she would rather not face. Memories that may help to find the truth behind the theft of the sacred sword of Eden. Memories that could help keep Lainie and Noah safe from the ancient evil that is compelled to hunt them down. For without the Shamar, who will be left to protect the sacred Garden? BISAC: FICTION / Christian / Fantasy (FIC042080) ALSO AVAILABLE (Sentinels of Eden series) #3 RRP: 24.95

#2 RRP: 24.95

#1 RRP: 24.95

ISBN: 9781922200600

Sympath

Sanguine

Songlines

ISBN: 9781922200884

ISBN: 9781925652338

Christa’s Choice

ISBN: 9780648489276

RRP: 7.99 Release Date: 01/10/2019 Format: Paperback | Pages: 70 | Size: 14.0 x 21.6 cm Author: Teena Raffa Publisher: Daisy Lane Publishing DESCRIPTION: A cancelled wedding. A besotted ex-fiance. An undeserved hate campaign. The best thing Christa can do is leave town and try to reclaim her life far from home where no one knows her. Enigmatic taxi driver Reece appoints himself Christa’s protector and within days she’s left Australia and is planning a new future on the other side of the world in bustling Glasgow. Reece’s sudden arrival at the same hotel sets off alarm bells. Has she swapped the unwanted attention of one love-struck man for another? Or was her true destination a forever love? Only Christa’s heart knows the answer… BISAC: FICTION / Romance / Clean & Wholesome (FIC027270)

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October 2019

Girls Like Me

ISBN: 9781459820555

RRP: 16.95 Release Date: 01/10/2019 Format: Paperback | Pages: 144 | Size: 10.8 x 17.78 cm Author: Kristin Butcher Publisher: Orca Book Publishers DESCRIPTION: After accepting a ride home, sixteen-year-old Emma Kennedy is raped by a boy from school. But handsome, popular Ross Schroeder tells everyone the sex was consensual, and Emma is immediately branded as a slut. Even Emma’s best friend, Jen, doesn’t believe Emma’s version of events. In fact, she is angry with Emma because she feels betrayed. After all, she liked Ross first. But when Ross starts showing interest in Jen, Emma knows she will have to find a way to get Jen to believe that she really is in grave danger. Before it’s too late Collection: Orca Soundings BISAC: YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Sexual Abuse (YAF058240)

Watch Out

ISBN: 9781459822351

RRP: 16.95 Release Date: 01/10/2019 Format: Paperback | Pages: 144 | Size: 10.8 x 17.78 cm Author: Alison Hughes Publisher: Orca Book Publishers DESCRIPTION: Fifteen-year-old Charlie stays home from school so he can help his older brother, Tom, who is in a hip-to-toe cast after breaking his leg in a football game. When not waiting on his brother hand and foot, Charlie investigates a series of break-ins that have the whole neighborhood on edge. Things really hit home when Charlie nearly catches the thief and then foils an attempted break-in at his own house. As he continues to piece together the clues, Charlie realizes that the easiest way for the culprit to avoid suspicion is to hide in plain sight. Collection: Orca Soundings BISAC: YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Mysteries & Detective Stories (YAF042000)

ABOUT ORCA SOUNDINGS Orca Soundings are short, high-interest novels written specifically for teens. These edgy stories with compelling characters and gripping storylines are ones they will want to read. Features: award-winning authors, Accelerated Reader selections, Lexile levels available

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October 2019

Crime Club

ISBN: 9781459822382

RRP: 16.95 Release Date: 01/10/2019 Format: Paperback | Pages: 144 | Size: 10.8 x 17.78 cm Author: Melodie Campbell | Publisher: Orca Book Publishers DESCRIPTION: Sixteen-year-old Penny has moved with her mom and huge dog, Ollie, to live above a small-town pub owned by her aunt. It’s a relief to start over in a place where no one knows her father is in prison. It’s summer, and the only person she knows is her nerdy cousin Simon. Soon she meets Simon’s best friend, Brent, and Brent’s twin sister, Tara, and their pug, Wolfgang. When Ollie digs up a human bone in the backyard of the pub, police are called. It turns out the bone is over twenty years old. Who can the dead person be? Surely Aunt Stella can’t be involved. Penny and Simon decide to investigate. Together with Brent and Tara, they form the Crime Club. And before long they discover one thing: if you’ve killed before, you can kill again. Collection: Orca Soundings BISAC: YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Mysteries & Detective Stories (YAF042000)

Amber Fang: Betrayal

ISBN: 9781459822726

RRP: 24.95 Release Date: 01/10/2019 Format: Paperback | Pages: 224 | Size: 13.97 x 20.96 x 0.64 cm Author: Arthur Slade | Publisher: Orca Book Publishers DESCRIPTION: For Amber Fang, life used to be simple: study library science by day, read by night and, when she got hungry, enjoy an ethical meal straight from the jugular. Her mother taught her well. It’s just good manners for vampires to eat only murderers. But now her mom has vanished, and Amber is alone. Her contract work as an assassin has been terminated. But the secret organization ZARC is still trying to hunt her down, using algorithms, drones and a murderess with metal hands. Through the dark web Amber learns that her long-lost mother has been “disappeared” to a secret compound in Antarctica. When Amber arrives and pries open a door to investigate, what she discovers shocks her to the core. And it will change her life forever. If she survives. Amber Fang: Betrayal is the second book in the popular Amber Fang series. BISAC: YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Vampires (YAF065000)

ALSO AVAILABLE Amber Fang: Hunted ISBN: 9781459822696

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October 2019

HALLOWEEN TITLES Little Kitchen of Horrors

ISBN: 9781512448948

RRP: 21.95 Release Date: 01/10/19 Format: Paperback | Pages: 144 | Size: 19.69 x 25.4 cm Author: Ali Vega | Publisher: Lerner Publications DESCRIPTION: Would you like Maggot Burgers for dinner? How about some Crispy Fried Mice for appetizers and Gooey Alien Limbs for dessert? You’ll squeal with happy horror at the disgusting, terrifying (and totally tasty) recipes in this book. Clear step-by-step instructions and helpful photos make it easy to cook up each horrifying dish. With frightful delicacies like Bulging Cake Eyeballs, Juicy Bat Wings, and more, will you dare take a bite? BISAC: JUVENILE NONFICTION / Cooking & Food (JNF014000)

ABCs at the Haunted House

ISBN: 9781634408769

RRP: 32.95 Release Date: 01/10/2019 Format: Hardcover | Pages: 32 | Size: 25.4 x 20.32 cm Author: Jennifer Marino Walters, Illustrated by Nathan Y. Jarvis Publisher: Red Chair Press DESCRIPTION: Come along to the haunted house. Let’s see how many letters of the alphabet we spot along the way. Beware of the cobwebs! BISAC: JUVENILE FICTION / Concepts / Alphabet (JUV009010)

Ghastly Ghosts

ISBN: 9780807528648

RRP: 29.95 Release Date: 01/10/2019 Format: Hardcover | Pages: 32 | Size: 20.32 x 25.4 cm Author: Teresa Bateman, Illustrated by Ken Lamug Publisher: Albert Whitman & Company DESCRIPTION: Old Dave inherits a lonely old house from his uncle—a nice enough place, if a bit lonely. One cold night he hears a voice: Ghastly ghosts in the old coal shed! At first he tries to ignore it, but he hears it again and again—Ghastly ghosts in the old coal shed! And when the fireplace runs out of coal, Dave has no choice but to brave the dreaded coal shed…and whatever dwells within! But Old Dave’s got an idea that just might work out for him AND the spirits. BISAC: JUVENILE FICTION / Ghost Stories (JUV069000)

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October 2019

Tales from Beyond the Brain

ISBN: 9781459820791

RRP: 21.95 Release Date: 01/10/2019 Format: Paperback | Pages: 192 | Size: 13.97 x 20.96 cm Author: Jeff Szpirglas, Illustrated by Steven P. Hughes Publisher: Orca Book Publishers DESCRIPTION: Imagine walking home from school one day and seeing a brain on the side of the road, a brain that, it turns out, is looking for a new home. Or instead of paying attention to the teacher, you shoot a paper airplane across the room and accidentally rip a hole in the fabric of the universe. And what would you do if you discovered that the reading group you thought was for dummies was actually recruiting kids with telekinetic powers? Tales from Beyond the Brain is a collection of thirteen spooky stories that are as outrageous as they are terrifying. It’s a throwback to the weird tales of yesteryear, in the vein of Tales from the Crypt and The Twilight Zone, but with contemporary characters and settings. Getting an education has never been more dangerous. BISAC: JUVENILE FICTION / Horror (JUV018000)

Midnight Reynolds and the Phantom Circus # 3 ISBN: 9780807551325

RRP: 16.95 Release Date: 01/10/2019 Format: Paperback | Pages: 264 | Size: 13.97 x 20.32 cm Author: Catherine Holt Publisher: Albert Whitman & Company

DESCRIPTION: Twelve-year-old Midnight Reynolds is a middle-school student who works undercover for the Agency of Spectral Protection, helping ghosts cross over into the afterlife and saving her town from mishaps involving spectral energy. Now school’s out for the summer, and Midnight and her best friend Tabitha just want to have fun. But their plans are interrupted when a mysterious traveling circus and a ghostly ringmaster come to town. As people start getting hurt, Midnight finds herself in the middle of her most deadly mission yet. Someone’s stealing spectral energy from the living! Can they be stopped before it’s too late? BISAC: JUVENILE FICTION / Ghost Stories (JUV069000) ALSO AVAILABLE (Midnight Reynolds)

Midnight Reynolds and the Spectral Transformer # 1 RRP: 16.95 (paperback) ISBN: 9780807551264

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Midnight Reynolds and the Agency of Spectral Protection # 2 RRP: 24.99 (hardback only) ISBN: 9780807551288

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October 2019

The League of the Paranormal Hi-Lo Fiction for Young Adults RRP: 14.95 each

DESCRIPTION: Team traditions and legends aren’t just superstitions in this paranormal sports series. Encountering everything from ghosts of varsity teams past to haunted playbooks, teens in this series use their athleticism and instincts when going against the supernatural.

Author: Various Publisher: Darby Creek Release Date: 01/10/2019 | Format: Paperback Pages: 104-120 | Size: 13.34 x 19.05 cm BISAC: YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Sports & Recreation (YAF059000)

The Paranormal Playbook

ISBN: 9781541572966

Author: Vanessa Lanang | Pages: 120 DESCRIPTION: Mary Joy’s basketball team can’t win a game. When they find an old playbook, the new plays help. But each win is followed by bad luck. Can they stop the playbook before it’s too late?

The Team Curse

ISBN: 9781541572980

Author: Israel Keats | Pages: 112 DESCRIPTION: When Isaac joins the notoriously terrible Middleton High baseball team, he gets frustrated by the lack of effort from his teammates. But then he learns the team is cursed and becomes determined to end it.

The Ghost Runner

ISBN: 9781541572959

Author: Norwyn MacTire | Pages: 104 DESCRIPTION: There’s a ghost that haunts Ollie Hernandez’s cross country team, seeking out the fastest runner. When Ollie becomes the top runner in their team, Ollie must outsmart the ghost before it comes for him.

The Rookie Trap

ISBN: 9781541572973

Author: Chris Kreie | Pages: 120 DESCRIPTION: Before soccer practice, Molly’s coach asks her to grab something from the equipment shed. But as soon as she enters, she gets trapped inside. Will Molly solve the mystery before anyone else gets trapped?

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October 2019

Section Heading information books Lightning Bolt Books ® — Who’s a Good Dog? RRP: 14.95 each Release Date: 01/10/2019 Format: Paperback Pages: 24 Size: 19.05 x 26.04 cm Author: Sarah Frank Publisher: Lerner Publications, Lerner Publishing Group DESCRIPTION: Animal lovers will adore learning about some of the world’s most popular dogs with this high-interest series. Appealing and informative titles cover physical traits, behavior, and how to care for these furry friends. BISAC: JUVENILE NONFICTION / Animals / Dogs (JNF003060)

Dachshunds ISBN: 9781541574670

Chihuahuas ISBN: 9781541574656

Beagles ISBN: 9781541574625

Boxers ISBN: 9781541574632

Bulldogs ISBN: 9781541574649

Pit Bulls ISBN: 9781541574663

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German Shepherds

978-1541545830

Pembroke Welsh Corgis

978-1541545861

Labrador Retrievers

978-1541545854

Golden Retrievers

978-1541545847

Pugs

978-1541545878

Yorkshire Terriers

978-1541545885

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October 2019

Bumba Books— Sports Superstars RRP: 14.95 Release Date: 01/10/2019 Format: Paperback | Pages: 24 | Size: 22.23 x 22.86 cm Author: Jon M. Fishman Publisher: Lerner Publications, Lerner Publishing Group DESCRIPTION: Introduce emergent readers to the lives of their favorite sports players! High-interest topics, eyecatching photos, and accessible text are sure to excite kids as they learn more about notable athletes.. BISAC: JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Sports & Recreation (JNF007100) Soccer Superstar Alex Morgan ISBN: 9781541573642

Football Superstar Aaron Rodgers ISBN: 9781541573604

Basketball Superstar LeBron James ISBN: 9781541573628

Soccer Superstar Lionel Messi ISBN: 9781541576742

Pro-Wrestling Superstar John Cena ISBN: 9781541573635

Basketball Superstar Kevin Durant ISBN: 9781541573611

Bumba Books ® — Real-Life Royalty RRP: 14.95 Release Date: 01/10/2019 Format: Paperback | Pages: 24 | Size: 22.23 x 22.86 cm Author: Karen Latchana Kenney Publisher: Lerner Publications DESCRIPTION: Do real kings wear crowns and robes? What do real princesses do for their countries? Engage readers with the fabulous lives of royalty from around the world. The high-interest topic is enhanced with kid-friendly text and age-appropriate critical thinking questions. BISAC: JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Royalty (JNF007140) Real-Life Princes ISBN: 9781541573574

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Real-Life Princesses ISBN: 9781541573581

Real-Life Queens ISBN: 9781541573598

Real-Life Kings ISBN: 9781541573567

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October 2019

Lucy tries Sports RRP: 21.95 each

DESCRIPTION: Created by veteran sports journalist Lisa Bowes, the Lucy Tries Sports series of picture Author: Lisa Bowes, Illustrated by James Hearne books aims to promote inclusive physical literacy and Publisher: Orca Book Publishers encourage young readers to get involved in sports. Endorsed by elite athletes, the series focuses on Format: Paperback participation and the importance of play. The books Pages: 32 | Size: 22.86 x 22.86 cm follow Lucy and her friends as they learn introductory BISAC: JUVENILE FICTION / Sports & skills in a variety of exciting sports, guided by coaches Recreation / General (JUV032000) and teachers. Lucy’s eagerness to try new things will inspire all children to get outside and play.

Lucy Tries Basketball

ISBN: 9781459816978

Release Date: 01/10/2019 DESCRIPTION: Lucy and friends are out on the playground when they spot Ava playing basketball with her cousin Jermaine, a professional player. Jermaine gives the kids lessons on the fundamentals of the game and how to play three-on-three. When the kids finish, Jermaine invites them to watch him play in a pro game. Lucy, Ava and friends cheer on the players, keeping an eye out on the real court for the skills they learned at the playground. Lucy Tries Basketball is the fifth title in the Lucy Tries Sports series. BISAC: Basketball (JUV032020)

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Lucy Tries Luge

11/01/2015

978-1459810198

Lucy Tries Short Track (speed skating)

3/01/2016

978-1459810259

Lucy Tries Soccer

5/01/2016

978-1459810228

Lucy Tries Hockey

18/09/2018

978-1459816947

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October 2019

Special offer on backlist titles 47.5% off RRp A Rainbow of Fun ISBN: 978-0994283979 (hardback) | Author: Lyndal M Isle, Illustrated by Leigh Brown Release Date: 1 December 2018 | Publisher: Potoroo Publishing RRP: $24.99 DESCRIPTION: This fun and colourful tale makes Play Therapy & Creative Arts Therapy Techniques available to everyday parents and carers, as well as teachers and counsellors. It is about being different, being brave and being yourself. “Full of beautiful illustrations and a therapeutic, inspiring story about finding who you truly are and shining brightly. The support notes for caregivers, teachers and mental health professionals are also full of practical suggestions based on the latest brain science” Sian Chambers-Vallance

Canvas ISBN: 978-0648297901 (paperback) Author: Sarah Hope Date: 8 January 2018 Publisher: Bowman & Hawkes Audience: Adult Fiction Genre: Historical Fiction

DESCRIPTION: Alice McKinley inherits Dunedin, the family’s crumbling pastoral estate in Victoria’s Western District and soon discovers the sprawling sheep station is on the brink of bankruptcy. A posthumous gift from her grandmother, Cecily reveals a Pandora’s box of riddles, clues and cryptic correspondence, including a journal written by her ancestor, Florence. Alice is catapulted into a frantic search for something she’s not even sure is real — a missing masterpiece, commissioned by her family in the 1870s. It’s an heirloom rumoured to be worth millions and would save Dunedin from financial ruin.

RRP: $32.95

Glow Infinite Blue ISBN: 978-1459815131 (paperback) Author: Darren Groth, Simon Groth Date: 1 December 2018 Publisher: Orca Book Publishers Audience: Teens Genre: Romance, Contemporary Fiction

ISBN: 978-0807529652 (paperback) Author: Megan E. Bryant Date: 1 November 2018 Publisher: Albert Whitman & Company Audience: Young Adult Genre: Historical Fiction RRP: $17.95

RRP: $19.99

DESCRIPTION: Ashley Drummond is an elite swimmer. Clayton Sandalford is a talented artist. From the moment of their first meeting, they were destined to be together. Staying together, however, will test the limits of their love. A world-record swim, and the strange vision that accompanies it, raises questions about the couple’s connection. Then a life-altering incident triggers a mystical change, which will demand that both of them let go in ways never imagined.

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DESCRIPTION: When thrift-store aficionado Julie discovers a series of antique paintings with hidden glowing images that are only visible in the dark, she wants to learn more about the artist. In her search, she uncovers a century-old romance and the haunting true story of the Radium Girls, young women who used radioactive paint to make the world’s first glowin-the-dark products—and ultimately became radioactive themselves. As Julie’s obsession with the paintings mounts, truths about the Radium Girls—and her own complicated relationships—are revealed. But will she uncover the truth about the luminous paintings before putting herself and everyone she loves at risk?

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October 2019

Grave Tales: True Crime

Grave Tales: Bruce Highway ISBN: 978-0994376244 Author: Helen Goltz and Chris Adams Date 1 October 2018 Publisher: Atlas Productions Audience: Adult Genre: Biography, Australian History

ISBN: 978-0987160577 (paperback) Author: Helen Goltz & Chris Adams Release Date: 4 April 2019 Publisher: Atlas Productions Age: General Pages: 295 Trim: 20.3 x 13.3 cm RRP: $29.95

DESCRIPTION: In cemeteries throughout Australia, victims and their perpetrators rest in the same earth. But Grave Tales: True Crime reveals more than the headstone can ever convey by tracing the tumultuous journeys that lead to these final resting places. Genre/Themes: True crime, true stories, crime, murder, biography, history, mystery, graves, Australiana

RRP: $29.95

DESCRIPTION: Grave Tales: Bruce Highway visits cemeteries and features people who willingly or unwilling, were participants in events that made local and national headlines. Stories like how two nurses in Maryborough in 1905 gave their lives to save a town from an outbreak of pneumonic plague; the migrant who created his dream and shared it with generations; the mother and her five children who lost their lives in the Mackay cyclone; how gold fever saved the state from going broke; the inscription on a tree on the Sunshine Coast that reflects a tumultuous sea journey; and the 13 RAAF members who came to rest permanently in Townsville, to name a few. Supported by Arts Queensland.

Grave Tales: Sydney Vol.1 Grave Tales: Brisbane Vol.1 Grave Tales: Great Ocean Road Country – ISBN: 978-0994376220 Author: Helen Goltz and Chris Adams Release Date: 1 May 2018 Publisher: Atlas Productions Audience: Adult Genre: Biography, Australian History

ISBN: 978-0995377684 Author: Helen Goltz and Chris Adams Release Date: 1 April 2017 Publisher: Atlas Productions Audience: Adult Genre: Biography, Australian History

RRP: $29.95

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DESCRIPTION: Grave Tales: Sydney

DESCRIPTION: Grave Tales Brisbane Vol. 1

Vol.1 visits Sydney cemeteries to feature people who willingly or unwillingly were participants in events that made local and national headlines. Meet Juanita Nielsen who 40 years ago fought to save areas for working class locals and lost her life as a result; thespain Maggie Oliver – a much-loved stage performer and victim of domestic abuse in the 1860s; Henry O’Farrell – our first would-be assassin – he tried to kill Queen Victoria’s son but failed; Arthur Stace – Mr Eternity who pulled himself out of a life of despair to one of hope.

visits five Brisbane cemeteries and features people who willingly or unwilling, were participants in events that made local and national headlines. Could Jack the Ripper really be buried in Toowong Cemetery? Meet Billy Sing – the greatest wartime sniper Australia has ever known; Grace and Harry – victims of the Pearl Ferry disaster; Ellen Thompson – the only woman every hanged in Queensland; suffragette and rebel, Emma Miller; and one of the nation’s most famous boxers,

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Geelong to Port Fairy

ISBN: 978-0995377646 Author: Helen Goltz and Chris Adams Release Date: 1 October 2017 Publisher: Atlas Productions Audience: Adult Genre: Biography, Australian History RRP: $29.95 DESCRIPTION: In cemeteries throughout Australia, gravestones hint at our history – tales of early settlement, heroes and villains, love lost, mystery, tragedy, health epidemics, scandal and sacrifice. In Grave Tales: Great Ocean Road Country – Geelong to Port Fairy meet the ladies of the lighthouse who led an isolated life; the unionist shot in an affray; the stage actor whose career ended too soon; the men who sighted the fabled Mahogany ship; the two survivors of a shipwreck that everyone wanted to see married, but it wasn’t to be; the hero police officer who saved others on a ferry voyage but not himself; the inventor of the Ute and what inspired his unusual design; and the lady who rests in a ‘donated’ isolated beach grave. They have come to rest in Geelong, Lorne, Apollo Bay, Cape Otway, Loch Ard Gorge, Warrnambool, Tower Hill or Port Fairy.

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