The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
Orphan, clock keeper, and thief, Hugo lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station, where his survival depends on secrets and anonymity. But when his world suddenly interlocks with an eccentric, bookish girl and a bitter old man who runs a toy booth in the station, Hugo's undercover life, and his most precious secret, are put in jeopardy. A cryptic drawing, a treasured notebook, a stolen key, a mechanical man, and a hidden message from Hugo's dead father form the backbone of this…
by Lemony Snicket -ADVENTURE After the sudden death of their parents, the three Baudelaire children must depend on each other and their wits when it turns out that the distant relative who is appointed their guardian is determined to use any means necessary to get their fortune.
Kensuke’s Kingdom - Michael Morpurgo
Michael Morpurgo's classic children's book Kensuke's Kingdom is a thrilling adventure story for ages 9+, and winner of The Children's Book Award (2000).
About Red Rocks | Rachael King
A novel for younger readers and winner of the 2013 Esther Glen Medal. While holidaying at his father's house, Jake explores Wellington's wild south coast, with its high cliffs, biting winds, and its fierce seals. When he stumbles upon a sealskin, hidden in a crevice at Red Rocks, he's compelled to take it home and […]
Winnie-the-Pooh by A. A. Milne - ISBN: 9781405211161 (Egmont UK Ltd)
by A.A Milne. The first book featuring the adventures of the Bear for All Ages. In this volume Pooh gets into a tight place, nearly catches a Woozle, and discovers the wrong sort of honey- amongst other things!
by Morris Gleitzman. - WW2. For three years and eight months Felix has lived in a convent orphanage high in the mountains of Poland. He is different from the other orphans, though, as Felix is convinced his parents are still alive and that they will one day come back to get him. But instead, the orphanage is visited by a group of Nazis.
Bridge to Terabithia (Movie Tie-in)
Bridge to Terabithia (Movie Tie-in) [Paterson, Katherine, Diamond, Donna] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Bridge to Terabithia (Movie Tie-in)
The Hobbit is the unforgettable story of Bilbo, a peace-loving hobbit, who embarks on a strange and magical adventure. A timeless classic. Bilbo Baggins enjoys a quiet and contented life, with no desire to travel far from the comforts of home; then one day the wizard Gandalf and a band of dwarves arrive unexpectedly and enlist his services - as a burglar - on a dangerous expedition to raid the treasure-hoard of Smaug the dragon. Bilbos life is never to be the same again
Harry Potter is an ordinary boy who lives in a cupboard under the stairs at his Aunt Petunia and Uncle Vernons house, which he thinks is normal for someone like him whos parents have been killed in a car crash. He is bullied by them and his fat, spoilt cousin Dudley, and lives a very unremarkable life. That is until an owl turns up with a letter addressed to Harry and all hell breaks loose!
The Shearwater Bell by Margaret Beames - ISBN: 9781869439484 (Scholastic New Zealand Limited)
By Margaret Beames. MYSTERY. An old sailors diary, and a ghostly bell provide a mystery for Rona, when she goes to stay with her grandmother while her father is very ill.