Book Trailers & Interviews

Check out the book trailers and author interviews for some of our favourite books.

To find the trailer follow the book link and scroll down to the bottom of the page.

Angel Mage

Published: October 2019

From fantasy master Garth Nix comes a new world of angels, heroes, gunpowder and high magic.

Mr Chicken All Over Australia

Published: October 2019

Australia is full of big things, and Mr Chicken wants to see them all. A triumph from the 2016-2017 Australian Children's Laureate.

Shatter City: Impostors 2

Published: September 2019

Secrets. Rebellion. Treachery. Resistance. The thrilling sequel to the New York Times bestselling Impostors.

The Adventures of Tupaia

Published: September 2019

The incredible story of Tupaia, Tahitian priest navigator, who sailed on board the Endeavour with Captain Cook on his first voyage to Aotearoa.

'I haven't felt a book to such depths for a long time. I am hoping every child gets to read this book and love and learn from Tupaia and his travels as much as I have. An essential book. A magnificent book in debt to mahi and aroha.' Paula Green Poetry Box

The Adventures of Anders

Published: September 2019

A bumper book of fun and adventure in full colour, introducing lovable Anders and his band of intrepid friends.

A First Time for Everything

Published: September 2019

A hilarious and relatable story that perfectly captures all the messy, glorious chaos of a baby's first year, from two of Australia's best-loved TV and radio personalities.

The Birthday Wars: Yours Troolie, Alice Toolie 2

Published: August 2019

Alice Toolie - seriously famous Youtootuber - and her best enemy Captain Jimmy Cook return in this humorous sequel to Yours Troolie, Alice Toolie: Letters from My Enemy from the CBCA award-winning writers of the Captain Jimmy Cook Discovers series.

Saved!!!

Published: July 2019

Little Lydia learns to be the best that she can be as she competes in a variety of sports against very unusual competitors. An inspiring celebration of self-belief, the joy to be had in sport, and the importance of persistence.

The Suitcase

Published: July 2019

A touching, timely tale about the importance of kindness and understanding.

Into the Wild: Wolf Girl 1

Published: July 2019

A wildly exciting new adventure series from bestselling author Anh Do.

Rabbit's Hop: A Tiger & Friends book

Published: June 2019

Featuring one of the key characters from the bestselling Tiger's Roar, Rabbit's Hop is Rabbit's 'origin story' - a celebration of recognising your strengths, being kind, encouraging others and enjoying friendships and sport. Another funny and inspiring picture book by AFL Premiership player, Alex Rance, and talented children's book illustrator, Shane McG.

Aurora Rising: The Aurora Cycle 1

Published: May 2019

From the New York Times and internationally bestselling authors of The Illuminae Files comes a new science fiction epic . . .

Sherlock Bones and the Natural History Mystery

Published: April 2019

A hilariously funny, action-packed mystery, starring the intrepid Sherlock Bones.

Baz & Benz

Published: March 2019

From the creator of I JUST ATE MY FRIEND, this is a gorgeous and hilarious exploration of enduring friendship.

Lenny's Book of Everything

Published: October 2018

Our mother had a dark heart feeling. Lenny's younger brother has a rare form of gigantism and while Lenny's fiercely protective, it isn't always easy being the sister of 'the giant'. A book about finding good in the bad that will break your heart while raising your spirits in the way that only a classic novel can.

Let Sleeping Dragons Lie: Have Sword, Will Travel 2

Published: October 2018

From New York Times bestselling authors Garth Nix and Sean Williams comes this funny, exciting fantasy adventure about two friends and a couple of swords with attitude.

Have Sword, Will Travel: Have Sword Will Travel 1

Published: October 2018

From New York Times bestselling authors Garth Nix and Sean Williams, comes this hilarious, action-packed adventure featuring a very unlikely knight, an admirably stubborn girl and a sword with attitude.

Yours Troolie, Alice Toolie

Published: July 2018

Meet Alice Toolie - seriously famous youtootuber, and lead jellyfish in the school jazz ballet - and absolutely not a good friend of Jimmy Cook in this stand-alone humorous story from the CBC award-winning writers of the Captain Jimmy Cook Discovers series.

Munmun

Published: April 2018

A pointed, amusing and highly-original story set in an alternate reality wherein every person's physical size is directly proportional to their wealth, by the best-selling author of Me and Earl and the Dying Girl.

Found in Melbourne

Published: March 2018

A beautifully illustrated counting book celebrating landmarks and attractions in Australia's most liveable city.

Found in Melbourne (Simplified Chinese edition)

Published: March 2018

A Simplifed Chinese edition of the beautifully illustrated counting book featuring the attractions of Australia's most liveable city.

The Extremely Inconvenient Adventures of Bronte Mettlestone

Published: October 2017

An enchanting and whimsical spell-filled fantasy novel from Jaclyn Moriarty, the award-winning author of Feeling Sorry for Celia and A Corner of White, suitable for readers who loved A Most Magical Girl.

Sky High: D-Bot Squad 2

Published: July 2017

A super-exciting series about DINOSAUR ROBOTS for first readers...from the creators of the bestselling Boy vs Beast series. A world kids will love, using words they can read.

Double Trouble: D-Bot Squad 3

Published: July 2017

A super-exciting series about DINOSAUR ROBOTS for first readers...from the creators of the bestselling Boy vs Beast series. A world kids will love, using words they can read.

Big Stink: D-Bot Squad 4

Published: July 2017

A super-exciting series about DINOSAUR ROBOTS for first readers...from the creators of the bestselling Boy vs Beast series. A world kids will love, using words they can read.

Dino Hunter: D-Bot Squad 1

Published: June 2017

A super-exciting series about DINOSAUR ROBOTS for first readers...from the creators of the bestselling Boy vs Beast series. A world kids will love, using words they can read.

Captain Jimmy Cook Discovers X Marks the Spot

Published: April 2017

Meet Jimmy Cook - he's an explorer (he discovered Grade Three was full of surprises), an eccentric (he looks great in a tricorn hat) and someone who takes adventure very seriously. The second hilarious book in the Captain Jimmy Cook Discovers series.

The Blue Cat

Published: March 2017

From the multi-award-winning author of The Red Shoe comes a haunting story about a boy who can't - or won't - speak about his past in war-torn Europe, and his friendship with a young Australian girl.

Doodles

Published: November 2016

A hilariously funny activity book filled with wacky drawing ideas. DRAW-SNAP-SEND-LAUGH - submit your drawing directly to the interactive animated comedy series Doodles, now screening on ABC3.

These Shallow Graves

Published: June 2016

A wealthy family. A deadly secret. A young woman with more to lose than she know. A historical romance with a feisty female heroine and a chilling murder mystery, this is Jennifer Donnelly at her very best.

Anders and the Volcano: Anders 2

Published: June 2016

Exciting and unexpected adventures are in store for Anders and his friends when they go camping near a volcano. A story in cartoons, from the creator of the much-loved Anders and the Comet.

Game Theory

Published: May 2016

Jamie's sister has been kidnapped. And Jamie is convinced he can save her using the principles of game theory. But is strategy the best option when his little sister's life is at stake? A hugely compelling YA thriller.

Captain Jimmy Cook Discovers Third Grade

Published: April 2016

Jimmy Cook is finding History Week a bit boring until Ms Fennel starts banging on about Captain Cook. Then - bingo! Turns out he and Captain Cook have a lot in common. Here are three of the big ones: they are both named James Cook; they are both great explorers; and they both look great in a tricorn hat. Funny fiction for those who love Tom Gates and Timmy Failure.

These Shallow Graves

Published: September 2015

A wealthy family. A deadly secret. A young woman with more to lose than she knows

Anders and the Comet: Anders 1

Published: January 2015

A sweet and funny story in cartoons about the adventures of Anders and his friends, which will delight fans of Peanuts and Tom Gates.

Malini: Through My Eyes

Published: August 2014

A moving story of one child's life in the conflict zone of Sri Lanka.

The Diviners: The Diviners 1

Published: June 2014

Cassandra Clare meets Kerry Greenwood meets Patricia Cornwell in this first book in a blockbuster series set in 1920s New York about a teen psychic and her similarly gifted friends on the hunt for a serial killer.

Emilio: Through My Eyes

Published: June 2014

A moving novel about one child's life in the middle of the drug war in Mexico.

Pandora Jones: Admission

Published: May 2014

Pandora Jones wakes in a changed world at The School - a sanctuary for survivors of a plague pandemic. Haunted by terrible dreams, surrounded by traumatic events, Pandora must trust her instincts if she is to stay safe. And her instincts suggest that The School is hiding secrets. The first book in a brilliant YA series by a multi-award-winning author.

Crooked Leg Road

Published: May 2014

Whispered secrets, a missing boy, a hidden shack and a mysterious family . the stage is set for another exciting, real-life adventure from the author of The Tunnels of Tarcoola.

Naveed: Through My Eyes

Published: March 2014

A heartfelt story of a teenage boy living in the conflict zone of Afghanistan.

Saving Thanehaven

Published: February 2014

A genuinely exciting action-adventure quest, set in a virtual world.

Take a Life: The Debt Instalment Six

Published: November 2013

The sixth and final book in this high-octane thriller series. Dom has the last Herculean task to perform.or lose a pound of flesh. The Debt's orders are clear: take a human life and the debt will be repaid.

The Last Girl

Published: October 2013

The end of the world happened quickly. The sun still shone, there was no explosion - just a tsunami-sized wave of human thought drowning the world in telepathic noise as everyone's inner-most secrets became audible. Everyone's thoughts, that is, except sixteen-year-old Danby.

Yamashita's Gold: The Debt Instalment Five

Published: August 2013

Book five of a high-octane thriller series. Dom has two more Herculean tasks to perform.or lose a pound of flesh. In this instalment he must locate the rumoured treasure of Yamashita's Gold.

Amina: Through My Eyes

Published: August 2013

A moving story of one child's life in a conflict zone, in Mogadishu, Somalia.

The Vanishing Moment

Published: August 2013

If you could live a different version of your life, would you take the chance? From the award-winning author Margaret Wild, this spellbinding story places two young women at the turning point in their lives, and each must choose to accept the life she has, or to leap into one she might yet live.

Fetch the Treasure Hunter: The Debt Instalment Four

Published: June 2013

Book four of the high-octane thriller series, and this time the challenge is international! Dom has three more Herculean tasks to perform.or lose a pound of flesh. In this instalment he must find and bring home an expert underwater archaeologist from the other side of the world.

Shahana: Through My Eyes

Published: June 2013

A moving story of one child's life in a conflict zone: Shahana, a young girl living in war-torn Kashmir.

Reboot

Published: June 2013

'5 years ago, I died. 178 minutes later, I woke up.' In this post-apocalyptic thriller a deadly virus mutation sees teenagers raised from the dead and trained to be vicious soldiers until Wren, the deadliest Reboot, joins forces with Callum, the most innocent, to try to overthrow the organisation that has corrupted their world.

Song of the Slums

Published: May 2013

An absorbing, page-turning story about fame, changing fortunes and music, set in an alternative Victorian world, from the brilliant creator of Worldshaker.

The Mystery of the Golden Card: Troubletwisters 3

Published: April 2013

Magical twins, mystery and danger, unexplained events, and an Evil that refuses to be contained . Twins Jack and Jaide are troubletwisters and in this book they must use their elusive Gifts to search Rourke Castle for the mysterious Golden Card of Translocation.

Song for a Scarlet Runner

Published: March 2013

The fantastic story of a young girl who must run for her life because she has brought bad luck to her village.Classic adventure-fantasy by an author with a fabulous and original storytelling voice.

Bring Back Cerberus: The Debt Instalment Three

Published: March 2013

Book three of a high-octane thriller series. Dom has four more Herculean tasks to perform.or lose a pound of flesh. In this instalment he has to find a valuable and mysterious piece of technology.

Turn off the Lights: The Debt Instalment Two

Published: February 2013

Book two of a high-octane thriller series. Dom has five more Herculean tasks to perform . . . or lose a pound of flesh. In this instalment Dom has to turn the power off during Earth Hour - for the entire Gold Coast.

Catch the Zolt: The Debt Instalment One

Published: January 2013

Book one of a high-octane thriller series. Fifteen-year-old Dom is cast out of his comfortable life in the Gold Coast's Halcyon Grove when he inherits an ancient debt. Now, he has six Herculean tasks to perform...or lose a pound of flesh.

The Convent

Published: October 2012

There is no getting away from the past . A breathtaking novel from Maureen McCarthy, spanning generations, that will be devoured by young women, their sisters, friends, mothers and grandmothers.

Witch

Published: September 2012

Sixteen-year-old Vania is about to discover her special powers and a mysterious past in this novel for teenagers from Australia's favourite celebrity witch. 'Witch is magic! I was spellbound from the first page.' - Dannii Minogue

The Coming of the Whirlpool: Ship Kings 1

Published: September 2012

Fate, courage, doom, defiance! The first stirring adventure in a brilliant series from award-winning author Andrew McGahan.

Unforgotten

Published: September 2012

A breathtakingly beautiful book which, like Shaun Tan's The Arrival, will move and delight readers of all ages. 'Reading this book is like being quietly ushered into another dimension by winged strangers, a place beyond the tread of normal earth-bound language. Ephemeral as a feather, timeless as a rock, and as true as both, Unforgotten is a magical experience.' - Shaun Tan

S.C.U.M.

Published: August 2012

Adrian Mole goes to Summer Heights High in this story of hormones, high school and social hierarchy from one of Australia's funniest writers. 'S.C.U.M. is great. Danny Katz is one of the hilariest writers I know. Hilariest? Is that a word? It is now.' - Frank Woodley

On Two Feet and Wings

Published: August 2012

This amazing true story of a boy fleeing Tehran on his own during the Iran-Iraq War provides a powerful child's-eye view of political tumult, separation, survival, dreams and triumphs in a moving memoir that chronicles extraordinary times in an ordinary boy's life.

Between the Lines

Published: July 2012

Internationally bestselling author Jodi Picoult and her daughter Samantha van Leer team up to create a story about a girl who crosses the border between reality and fantasy in a perilous search for her own happy ending.

Storm: Elementals 1

Published: May 2012

Four brothers, four powerful elements, and one girl caught in the middle.

The Ink Bridge

Published: March 2012

A remarkable and gripping story about one refugee boy on a desperate journey from Afghanistan, and the Australian boy who befriends him.

Dead, Actually

Published: March 2012

Dead, Actually is a scathingly funny and sexy mystery set in the depths of Gold Coast society (is that an oxymoron?). Whatever. You're going to LOL and love it.

Wisdom's Kiss

Published: February 2012

A thrilling and romantic fantasy adventure about a magical family, a kingdom under threat and one very unusual cat from one of the most original and exciting writers for children and young adults.

Sea Hearts

Published: February 2012

A mesmerising selkie novel from multi-award winning, internationally acclaimed Australian author, Margo Lanagan - one of the most exciting voices in speculative fiction.

Taken Away

Published: October 2011

A pacy, chilling ghost story from the creator of the internationally acclaimed Moorehawke Trilogy.

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