Penelope Perfect series

How can Penelope’s life be perfect when she doesn’t have a best friend? Everyone knows that school’s a lonely place to be without a best friend to call your own. The utterly charming, and, well, not-so-perfect Penelope is at the heart of this hilarious middle-grade series. Penelope aims for perfection, but she is so bossy that she often creates as many problems as she solves.

Go Girl series

Fly away, fairies! Push-off, princesses! Go Girls! In this refreshing chapter book series for children, girls encounter real-life problems. Follow the Go Girls through these stories about school, sports, friendships, family and more.

Girl V The World series

There's a reason that the number thirteen is bad luck: it sucks to be thirteen. You're definitely not a kid anymore, but your parents still treat you like one. The girls at school are suddenly shaving their legs and wearing make-up. The boys are checking you out and trying to hook up at parties. (Or not checking you out, which is somehow worse.) No-one seems to get you - sometimes not even your best friends. No-one escapes thirteen unscathed - not even the best looking, most popular people with straight white teeth. The best you can do is be true to yourself, even when everything's changing. You've got to be strong to take it on!

Books for Young Adults

Whisper

When I go swimming, I am no different from anyone else. Everyone is deaf underwater. Demi swims to forget her problems. The mess she's made with Jules, the only guy who seems to understand her. Being ignored by her old friends while she tries to fit in at a new school. And how hard it is to adjust to being deaf – especially when her family keep acting like she isn't. Then Demi meets Ethan, who doesn’t seem to care that she’s different. But she can’t hear what his friends are whispering about her. Can Demi trust him - or is she out of her depth?

Outside In

The cool group at school is not as luminous as it seems. Beautiful Jordan is struggling to cope because of her newly divorced parents. Meredith covers her past by playing the clown. Cecilia hides her feelings and a shameful secret. Sam is growing up. Jack is caught off-guard when he falls in love for the first time. And then there’s someone else. She’s not part of the group. The others have no idea she’s there. But she knows that there are cracks. She watches them from the inside, out. From the outside, in.

Love Is the New Black

Piper Bancroft has been thrown a lifeline: her godmother in Melbourne has set her up with a job at a top fashion magazine in Melbourne. Having ruined her chances of getting into uni, Piper is ready to grasp this opportunity with both hands. But when Piper starts her new job, she's as out of place as her fake Marc Jacobs handbag. Piper's determined to do a great job and prove she's got what it takes to make it. But there’s one very large distraction getting in her way: her completely gorgeous, and completely off-limits, boss. He could just be the most perfect man she wishes she'd never met.