Hot List! September 2020 Primary Selection
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Shock horror! Utter humiliation! Freddy's first werewolf transformation has turned him into a poodle! Get ready to laugh with the story that has now been adapted into a hilarious family movie.
Freddy Lupin is from a noble family of werewolves. But his first Transwolfation is a disaster when Freddy turns into a yapping poodle instead of a ferocious werewolf. Now his snooty Uncle Hotspur will hate him even more. Just when Freddy thinks life can't get any worse, he's thrown into dog prison. Will Freddy and his streetwise dog friend, Batty, escape their prison? Who is the sinister man following their every move? Can Freddy prove that he's still 100% wolf and save the werewolf pack from disaster?
Now an Australian Animated Major Motion Picture from Flying Bark Productions, distributed by Universal Content Group.
From Stella Street to Amsterdam
A brand new Stella Street adventure from Elizabeth Honey! When Henni goes to Amsterdam with her elderly Dutch neighbour, she discovers a long-held family secret. But this creates a terrible dilemma for Henni - should she tell the Dutch family what she knows?
Heartsong of Wonder Quinn, The
Wonder Quinn is a lonely orphan who lives in the attic of Direleafe Hall with only a gloomy crow for company. Every year she watches the other girls return to school, hoping to find a friend among them. And every year her heart breaks when she doesn't. So when a fiery new girl befriends her in class, Wonder's dreams seem to be coming true.
Mabel Clattersham is outspoken, kind and, most importantly, unafraid of the awful Georgiana Kinch. But as the girls grow closer, Wonder discovers her friend has a list of strange wishes — throw a pie, leap into the sky, break someone's heart. What is Mabel's big secret? And why is she in such a hurry to finish her list? Can Wonder protect her heart from being broken all over again? The Heartsong of Wonder Quinn is an enchanting fairytale celebrating friendship, bravery and the importance of staying true to yourself.
Little Prince, The
Saint-Exupery, Antoine De
A NEW TRANSLATION BY MICHAEL MORPURGO, AUTHOR OF WAR HORSE.
Meet the Little Prince, a young fellow who hails from a tiny, distant planet. He loves to watch sunsets and look after his flower, to ask questions and to laugh. And now here he is on Earth, appearing out of nowhere in the middle of the desert, looking for a friend. The friend he finds is the narrator of this story - a pilot who has crash landed and is in grave danger of dying of thirst. The Little Prince might be just a boy but he can help our pilot. Because he understands the really important things in life - things like flowers, stars, a drink of water or laughing. Many grown-ups have lost sight of what matters and children have to remember to be tolerant towards them. But adult or child, very silly or very wise, this story is for you. Includes exclusive material: In the Backstory you can read a letter from master storyteller and translator of this book Michael Morpurgo!
Naughty Dragons Make Trouble!
Prior, Natalie Jane
In the Laidley Hundreds, dangerous wild dragons roam the Highlands. But dragons aren't born bad — just naughty! When Ava and Jack's parents agree to foster two young dragons, the siblings can't believe their luck. But teaching a mischievous pair of dragons how to behave isn't easy, and Jack and Ava will have their work cut out for them with Graun and Fafnine. They might look sweet, but don't let that fool you — these dragons can cause trouble like you wouldn't believe.
Perfect for fans of How to Train Your Dragon and Enid Blyton's classic adventures, Naughty Dragons is a highly visual series for readers 6+, packed with rollicking adventure, riotous laughs and oodles of mischief.
Silver Arrow, The
Kate wasn't expecting much when she wrote to her wealthy estranged uncle to ask for a birthday present. Certainly she wasn't expecting a colossal steam train called the Silver Arrow to arrive on her doorstep. Despite parental misgivings, curiosity overwhelms Kate and her brother Tom and they climb aboard, only for the train's engine to roar into life. Soon they reach a train station where an assortment of strange and beautiful creatures are waiting with tickets in their mouths, and Kate and Tom begin to understand that their job will be to see them safely home o if they can.
Lev Grossman's first children's book is a journey you'll never forget — a rip-roaring adventure from desert plains to snow-covered mountains and everything in between. Packed with exciting creatures from the indignant porcupine to the lost polar bear and the adorable baby pangolin, The Silver Arrow is a classic story about saving our endangered animals and the places they live.
2019 Bank Street College of Education's Best Children's Books of the Year
Peter Lerangis, the New York Times bestselling author of the Seven Wonders and Max Tilt series, returns with an electrifying new trilogy about a boy who discovers that he alone may be able to alter the course of history. Corey Fletcher has an active imagination. He sees things no one else does. Cracks jokes no one else gets. And goes places few would ever dare go. Like the past. All he needs is a metal artifact from a point in time, and Corey can go there.
Although hundreds of time travellers live in secret throughout the world, including Corey's own grandfather, none has the ability to change past events.But when Corey accidentally saves a life while time travelling, he realises that he is the first-ever 'Throwback' with the power to alter life as we know it. Which means his own life is now in all sorts of danger.
This is the first book in a thrilling, edge-of-your-seat adventure series from New York Times bestselling author Peter Lerangis, whose books have sold over five and a half million copies worldwide.
When This Bell Rings
This story within a story within a story celebrates the creative art of storytelling. In London's Belgravia, Tamsin lives next door to Edie St Clair, famous author of the 'London of the Bells' series of graphic novels. With the series' tenth and final novel overdue, Tamsin offers her idol help and discovers that Edie can literally draw herself into her stories. When Edie goes missing, Tamsin draws herself into the novel and lands in a world of unexpected danger. The stakes couldn't be higher in this gripping adventure.
Wild Way Home, The
"So good I read it twice" — Hilary McKay, author of The Skylarks' War
"This thrilling time-slip adventure oozes magic and heart" — Bookseller EDITOR'S CHOICE
When Charlie's longed-for brother is born with a serious heart condition, Charlie's world is turned upside down. Upset and afraid, Charlie flees the hospital and makes for the ancient forest on the edge of town. There Charlie finds a boy floating face-down in the stream, injured, but alive. But when Charlie sets off back to the hospital to fetch help, it seems the forest has changed. It's become a place as strange and wild as the boy dressed in deerskins. For Charlie has unwittingly fled into the Stone Age, with no way to help the boy or return to the present day. Or is there? What follows is a wild, big-hearted adventure as Charlie and the Stone Age boy set out together to find what they have lost of their courage, their hope, their family and their way home.
Fans of Piers Torday and Stig of the Dump will love this wild, wise and heartfelt debut adventure.
- Format: Pack
- Subject: Fiction
- Audience: Primary