Dear whoever is reading my dumb diary,
Are you sure you’re supposed to be reading someone else’s diary? Maybe I told you that you could, so that’s ok. But if you are Angeline, I did NOT give you permission, so stop it.
Dear Dumb Diary, school was ok today. Angeline got her hair tangled up in one of the jillion things she has dangling from her backpack, and the school nurse – who is now one of my main heroes – snipped two feet of silky blonde hair from the left side of her head, so now Angeline only looks like the prettiest girl in the world if you’re standing on her right.
Read the hilarious, candid (& sometimes mean) diaries of Jamie Kelly, who promises that everything in her diary is true…or at least as true as it needs to be. In this book, Jamie contends with Angeline, the school’s prettiest, most popular girl (who Jamie thinks is a goon!) and the impending visit of her troll-like little cousin. Will Jamie survive? Will she go mad? Will she send her mom’s nasty casserole to starving children in Wheretheheckistan? You’ll just have to read the first installment of Dear Dumb Diary to find out!
I had been looking forward to going to France in the Easter holidays for weeks. Admittedly it meant going with Mum and her annoying, yuckily young, French boyfriend, Almond. But I knew we would be staying at Almond’s parents’ place: A CHATEAU! Everyone knows ‘chat’ means ‘cat’ in French – so I couldn’t wait… 2 whole weeks in a houseful of cats! I love animals!
Tragically things NEVER work out as you expect. Instead of a houseful of cats it turned out to be a houseful of Almond’s annoying, totally weird French family. Before I had time to squeak ‘murder,’ I was on the ghastly trail of a heartless criminal. Could I, Polly Price, uncover the truth? Well – not if I was the chief suspect. And not if I starved to death trying to find my way through long, murky corridors to breakfast. I knew I was in a race against time. And I didn’t even have a watch.
Polly Price didn’t think it was possible for her actress mother, Arabella Diamonte, to be any more embarrassing than on the trip to San Francisco last summer. That is, until she agrees to take part in a television program called Celebrity Home Watch and a camera crew arrives at their home to film. Her mother lacks volume control at the best of times, so this is truly a reality TV nightmare—with no escape for Polly!
Polly Price is so embarrassed by her actor mother, who loves to draw attention to herself and hog the limelight. Now Polly’s worst nightmare has come true as her mother heads to America to appear in a play and Polly has to go with her! Not only that, but she’s forced to hang around with the young stars of the show, who aren’t exactly lining up to be her friends.
For 210 days, Jessica Watson braved high seas,
storms, 40-foot waves,
knockdowns and solitude
with a single dream in mind –
to be the youngest person to sail solo,
non-stop and unassisted around the world.
A massive risk to take,
the teenager arrived home safely and to a hero’s welcome in Sydney on the 15 May 2010.
My name is Sara Gittler and I am thirteen and a half years old. I have lived here behind barbed wire and high walls for more than a year. I dream of walking down a busy street and stopping in a cafe for ice-cream and cake. I dream of buying a new dress, or maybe ten of them. Most of all, I dream of being a famous writer and having everyone read my stories and remember my name. My stories speak for my life; they speak for me. Please, remember me.
Three weeks before her Bat Mitzvah, Laura is given a mysterious diary, written more than sixty years ago in the Warsaw Ghetto during World War II. Soon she is swept up in Sara’s story – the story of a girl just like herself, whose experience and courage can now help Laura to confront prejudice in her own time.
Allen & Unwin
Blue Weston’s life is spiralling out of control.
Her parents are sending her to boarding school next year.
Her mad twin brothers are building pig chariots in the back shed.
Her best friend has been abducted by zombies and replaced with a boy-crazy tween.
And then there’s the drought that’s showing no signs of ending soon …
It’s New Year’s Day, and Blue has resolved to keep a diary of the year’s events. It will be another hard year of dust storms and drought on her family’s farm — with the odd leech attack and bagpipe-loving pig thrown in for good measure!
It’s 1845 and blight has destroyed
the precious potato crop leaving Ireland starving.
Phyllis works hard to support her struggling family,
but when her mother’s health deteriorates
she sets off in search of her rebel brother
and is soon swept up in the fight for a free and fair Ireland…