This October brings some big names to the latest children’s and young adult releases! From a secret society of booksellers to a stolen prince, find your next read here!

Skydragon – Anh Do

One brave girl. Thousands of unexpected allies. A brand new high-flying adventure series from bestselling author Anh Do. Perfect for fans of Wolf Girl! More info here.

Untwisted: The Story of My Life – Paul Jennings

Sometimes, rather than making you laugh or cry out in surprise, a story will instead leave you wondering about human fragility …

Honest, insightful, funny – a brilliant memoir about writing and teaching and life from one of Australia’s most loved children’s authors. More info here.

The Left-Handed Booksellers of London – Garth Nix

From the bestselling author of Angel Mage, this new fantasy adventure set in 1980s London follows one girl’s quest to find her father, leading her to a secret society of magical fighting booksellers who police the mythical Old World when it disastrously intrudes into the modern world. More info here.

Future Girl Asphyxia

Future Girl explores what it means to come of age as a Deaf teenager, against the backdrop of a near-future Melbourne on the brink of environmental catastrophe, by Deaf artist, writer and public speaker Asphyxia. More info here.

Adventures for Intermediate Readers

The Stolen Prince of Cloudburst – Jaclyn Moriarty

A magical tale of mystery and adventure that proves that sometimes even ordinary middle children can be heroes, from the bestselling author of The Extremely Inconvenient Adventures of Bronte Mettlestone and the award-winning The Slightly Alarming Tale of the Whispering Wars. More info here.

Stories for Younger Readers

Skunk and Badger – Amy Timberlake and Jon Klassen

Winnie-the-Pooh meets Wallace & Gromit in a fresh take on a classic odd-couple friendship from Newbery Honor author Amy Timberlake, illustrated in full-colour and black-and-white pictures by Caldecott Medalist Jon Klassen. More info here.

Picture Books

Poopy Pants and Potty Rants – Dale Thomas
Illustrated by Alison Mutton

Everyone has to learn some time!

Poopy Pants and Potty Rants is a very funny look at the hits and misses of toilet training that focuses on the delightful bond between a father and daughter, by AFL legend Dale ‘Daisy’ Thomas. More info here.

More info on all the books are available at Allen and Unwin HERE.

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