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The 13-storey treehouse – Andy Griffiths & Terry Denton

Who wouldn’t want to live in a treehouse? Especially a 13-storey treehouse that has a bowling alley, a see-through swimming pool, a tank full of sharks, a library full of comics, a secret underground laboratory, a games room, self-making beds, vines you can swing on, a vegetable vaporiser and a marshmallow machine that follows you around and automatically shoots your favourite flavoured marshmallows into your mouth whenever it discerns you’re hungry.

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Go Girl series – Thalia Kalkipsakis

Fly away, fairies! Push-off, princesses! Go Girls! In this refreshing chapter book series for children, girls encounter real-life fun and real-life problems.  Follow the Go Girls through these stories about school, sports, friendship, family and more.

Macmillan

 

 

 

 

The bad butterfly (Billie B. Brown) – Sally Rippin

Billie has started ballet classes. She is sure she’ll be a great dancer! But is Billie really cut out to be a ballerina?

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Dymocks

Alice-Miranda shines bright – Jacqueline Harvey

9781742752907Alice-Miranda and Millie have made a dazzling discovery in the woodlands near their school. They vow to keep the secret to themselves, but it seems that a greedy politician and a pair of old friends are searching for the same treasure.

Back at school, the sixth grade girls are preparing for a change to high school. Jacinta is being particularly grumpy with everyone and even with the most persistent questioning, no one quite knows why.

When Myrtle Parker’s husband awakes from his coma and disappears, Alice-Miranda puts on her detective hat. She’s determined to find Reginald Parker, deter the politician and uncover exactly why Jacinta is playing up.

Alice-Miranda at school – Jacqueline Harvey

9781741664515Can one tiny girl change a very big school?

Alice-Miranda Highton-Smith-Kennington-Jones is waving goodbye to her weeping parents and starting her first day at boarding school. But something is wrong at Winchesterfield-Downsfordvale Academy for Proper Young Ladies. The headmistress, Miss Grimm, hasn’t been seen for ten years. The prize-winning flowers are gone. And a mysterious stranger is camping in the greenhouse.

Alice-Miranda must complete a series of impossible tests. Can she really beat the meanest, most spoilt girl at school in a solo sailing mission? Could she camp in the forest all on her own for five whole days and nights? Well, of course. This is Alice-Miranda, after all.

Random House

Borders

The simple things – Bill Condon

When Stephen and his parents arrive at Aunty Lola’s home, he discovers that his aunt is not only really, really old, but also grumpy and scary. He wants to turn around and go home but his mum says they have to stay until Lola’s birthday – three whole weeks away! Will Stephen be able to last that long? Will Aunty Lola?

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Amazon

Truly Tan – Jen Storer

Meet tan. She’s funny. She’s lively. She has the mind of a Great Detective … Dear Diary It’s official. Our whole family has moved to the country. the pets are disturbed and restless. My sisters are disturbed and restless – although that’s normal. What is not normal is a cursed fox and a haunted clubhouse. that is definitely unnormal. At least the country people now have an expert in their midst. Someone with a cool head and a sharp eye. Someone who can solve intriguing mysteries and knows how to keep detailed Secret Spy Files. Really, it’s lucky I came along when I did.

HarperCollins

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