Two hours ago, when I walked into this school for the first time, the sun was shining, the birds were singing, and, apart from a knot in my guts the size of Tasmania, life was great.
The final installment in the poignant story of Felix and Zelda, this is the sequel to Morris Gleitzman's books Once and Then. Gleitzman's acclaimed story of friends Felix and Zelda in Nazi-occupied Poland has captured the hearts and minds of readers and listeners worldwide. In Now he delivers the final chapter, bringing this most moving of stories into the present day.
A story of friendship, courage and a bit of crime. Bridget wants a quiet life, including, if possible, keeping her parents out of prison. Then a boy called Menzies makes her an offer she can't refuse, and they set off on a job of their own. It's a desperate, daring plan, to rescue two kids, Jamal and Bibi, from a desert detention centre. Can Bridget and Menzies pull off their very first jail break, or will they end up behind bars too? Sometimes to help a friend, you have to dig deep.
'What I need,' said Pearl as she started to slide off the roof, 'is a grandmother.' Where do you get a top gran at short notice? It's not easy, but Pearl's got Winston to help her, and you can do anything when your best friend is the world's brainiest guinea pig. Then Pearl meets Gran and the surprises begin. A moving and unforgettable story from Australia's funniest children's author.
"Book of Death"
Eleven-year-old Grace only knows one world: the world of her mum and dad and twin brothers, and the strict religious community they belong to. But when her dad is thrown out of the church for asking questions, Grace is torn. How can she stay in the church and keep her family together?
Once upon a time, a young witch called Lucy lived on a floating elephant-shaped island called Hocus Pocus. Hocus Pocus is the most magical place to live in the entire world - until it's invaded by a mysterious (and very stinky!) pong. Nobody knows what to do, so it's up to young witch Lucy and her best friend Joe to find out who or what is responsible.
Giant Gog and his string dog have mysteriously disappeared.... Who could be wreaking havoc on magical Reindeer Island? Will Wizard Oldpopper, Lucy, and Joe find the clues at the ice caves that can save the Island and their giant friend from the ghastly creature? It will take one almighty wizzle-pop to save the day. But will it be enough?Another whacky and enchanting adventure in the much loved Hocus Pocus series.
Gog the Giant wants to be a fairy. It seems unlikely that he will ever pass the fairy test, however, so Wizzles - Lucy and Joe - set about training him for the big day. If he passes, Giant Gog will be able to fly to the tail end of Hocus Pocus to rescue his father from the evil clutches of Witch Jellypoo, who wants to melt Gog's father's golden bottom off and become rich. With shades of Roald Dahl and Enid Blyton, Hocus Pocus and the Giant Fairy, Gog will delight young readers with its humour and creativity.
Rowena Batts has enough problems in her life without adopting a crazy cockatoo. She's just splattered two hundred grown-ups with jelly and custard, and her dad's getting married to her teacher. But Sticky the cockatoo turns out to be just the friend she needs.