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Sunday, May 8, 2011

Great Teen and Junior Fiction

It's 1900 . . .
and Rose lives with her family in a big house in Melbourne. She wants to play cricket, climb trees and be an adventurer! But Rose's mother has other ideas.  Then Rose's favourite young aunt comes to town, and everything changes.  Will Rose's mother let Aunt Alice stay? And will Rose ever get to do the things she loves?
Meet Rose and join her adventure in the first of four stories about a Federation girl who's determined to do things her way!

 Ollie Jolson has stumbled across a secret so big no-one will ever believe him. He's fallen into a world where walls can literally have ears and eyes, and brains, and stomachs too. The despicable Lord Wight wants to take
over everything and everyone, and only a couple of kids stand in his way.
One of them is still in his pyjamas.
When you're lost in a space-time continuum, getting home is much harder than it sounds.

Bad moods, good moods, even back-to-school moods - Judy has them all! The first book in this internationally bestselling series is sure to get you in the Judy Moody mood!
Meet Judy Moody, her little "bother" Stink, her best friend Rocky and her "pest" friend Frank Pearl. Judy has a mood for every occasion, but when a new teacher gives the class a "Me" collage project, Judy has so much fun that she nearly forgets to be moody at all!

The Cursed Ones, or vampires, have made their presence known to mankind. They promised to help bring peace to the world but then declared war on humanity. The identity of their leader is unknown. Most people are too afraid or unwillingly to take a stand against them. Others, like eighteen-year-old Jenn Leitner, train secretly to become vampire fighters and risk everything in the process. Alongside her is fellow Hunter, Antonio de la Cruz. But Antonio has a secret - he is a vampire fighting on the side of humanity. Jenn must battle with her hatred of all things vampire, and her love for Antonio. For together only they can bring light into the darkness the vampires have drawn over the face of the planet...

 The first book of a major fantasy series from New York Times bestselling authors Garth Nix and Sean Williams, in which twins find that they must act as wards against a threatening evil. 'Come to us. Troubletwisters, join us ... welcome, most welcome!' When their home mysteriously explodes around their ears, twins Jack and Jaide are sent to live in a place they have never heard of, to stay with a grandmother they have never met. Portland might seem like a quiet coastal town, but it soon becomes apparent that Grandma X is more than a little eccentric, and the strange things going on in the town are anything but ordinary. Talking cats, swarms of cockroaches, a miniature tornado trashing their room - life is about to get a lot more interesting!

of Ancient Egypt were unleashed on the modern world, Carter Kane and his sister, Sadie, have been in trouble.  As descendants of the magical House of Life, they command certain powers.  But now a terrifying enemy – Apophis, the giant snake of chaos – is rising.
If Carter and Sadie don't destroy him, the world will end in five days time. And in order to battle the forces of chaos, they musty revive the sun god Ra – a feat no magician has ever achieved. First they must search the world for the three sections of the Book of Ra, then they have to learn how to chant the spells . . .
Can the Kanes destroy Apophis before he swallows the sun and plunges the earth into darkness . . . forever?

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