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Mentone Girls' Grammar School | Kerferd Library

Junior School Reading

Information to help grow a love of reading

New Junior School Fiction | Click on the book cover to borrow via the catalogue.

Out of My Mind

Eleven-year-old Melody is not like most people. She can't walk, talk or write. All because she has cerebral palsy. But she also has a photographic memory; she can remember every detail of everything she has ever experienced. She's the smartest kid in her whole school, but NO ONE knows it. But Melody refuses to be defined by her disability. And she's determined to let everyone know it...somehow.

Smashie Mcperter and the Mystery of the Missing Goop

When the third-graders of Room 11 learn that they all must take part in a musicale, Smashie can't wait to sing something heartfelt and loud. Charlene's mom has agreed to donate her special gel that lengthens and sculpts hair into shapes. But the jars of goop go missing! Time for Smashie and her best friend, Dontel, to put on their Investigation Suits. . . .

Jetpack Attack

Join Carmen Sandiego and decide where in the world to go next in this globe-trotting, daring caper! Stop VILE from stealing the superior jetpack technology you've developed and using it for nefarious deeds. With twenty possible endings, your adventures can take you all over the world--or out of the game. Which will you choose?

The case of the girl in grey

All of London knows that Lady Ada and Mary are the girls to go to if you have a problem. Their new case involves a horrible hospital, a missing will, a hasty engagement and a suspiciously slippery servant. But Mary's stumbled onto a mystery of her own. She spotted a ghostly girl in a grey gown dashing through the park. Is there a perfectly supernatural explanation?

The Underground Ghosts

This is the tenth-and final!-title in her not-too-scary chapter book mystery series, The Haunted Library, It's almost Halloween, and Kaz and Claire are off to Seattle to visit Claire's cousins. They explore the local library . . . and find a ghost living there! The ghost's family has been missing, so Kaz and Claire decide to investigate.

Well of Witches

Book 3 of the Thickety. Kara and Taff have finally reached the World beyond the island, and it's in total turmoil. As the Spider Queen lures new witches to her side, an army of gray cloaks sets out on a crusade to destroy all magic, led by the vicious witch hunter, Timoth Clen. Kara and Taff have to undo the terrible curse on their father before it's too late ...

Delphine and the magic ballet shoes

Delphie's greatest dream is to become a ballerina, and she can't quite believe it when she is invited to join the new ballet school. But there's more to Madame Zarakova's than it at first seems and with the help of some very special ballet shoes, Delphie finds herself spinning into a whole new world ...

Rain Reign

Struggling with the challenges of OCD and Asperger's syndrome, Rose, a homonym enthusiast, shares an inseparable bond with a beloved dog, but when the dog goes missing during a storm, Rose is forced to confront the limits of her comfort levels, even if it means leaving her routines and safe places in order to search for her pet

Amelia Fang and the Rainbow Rangers

This is the fourth book about Amelia Fang, a sparkly little vampire in a dark and gloomy world. where even unicorns are terrifying! On a trip with her Rainbow Rangers troop , Amelia and the gang stumble upon an ancient curse - and are shrunk to the size of bugs! How will they make the bloodcurdlingly BIG journey to break the curse when they are all so very TINY?

Ninja Kid

Nelson's a nerd! Unfit, uncool ... totally awkward! But when he wakes up on his tenth birthday, he discovers he's a NINJA! THE LAST NINJA ON EARTH! How's he going to save the world when he can't even get his undies on the right way?!
There are 6 books in this series. Read them all!

Once we were witches

I am Spel. Daughter of witches. The only one who can step between worlds. The only one who can save my sister. If I can find her before the witch hunt begins ...

Night ride into danger

The year is 1863 and come rain or hail the Cobb and Co coach will always get you through, from town to staging post, from gold rush to the train. But when a flash flood crashes into the coach and Joey Lindon's father breaks his leg, it's ten-year-old Joey who must take the reins

Pirate pug

Pirate Pug and his ragtag crew of friends find themselves on the trail of buried treasure. They have to reach the island where X marks the spot before the other pirates beat them to it. There's just one problem -- Pug is scared of water!

The world between blinks

Have you ever blinked, and thought you saw something that was gone a moment later? Jake and Marisol are about to discover The World Between Blinks. The place where everything we lose - from the front door keys to ancient cities buried under hot desert sands - eventually appears. The trick's going to be finding a way home.

What Zola did on Friday

Zola loves living on Boomerang Street with her mum and her nonna. Every day of the week is an adventure. But Zola has a problem. No matter how much she tries, she can't keep out of trouble.

A glasshouse of stars

Meixing Lim and her family have arrived at the New House in the New Land. Everything is vast and unknown to Meixing. She is embarrassed by her second-hand shoes, has trouble understanding the language at school, and is finding it hard to make new friends.

Top marks for murder

Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong are back at Deepdean School for Girls, where plans are underway for the Anniversary Weekend. But as parents arrive LONG-BURIED RIVALRIES AND SECRETS begin to surface. Then a shocking incident takes place in the woods. The girls are convinced THIS IS MURDER - and everything points to one of the parents.

A spoonful of murder

Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong are the Detective Society. In this mystery Hazel's little half brother is kidnapped - and the family maid murdered. Daisy and Hazel know another life could be at stake if they don't crack this case quickly.

A girl called Joy

Meet ten-year-old Joy Applebloom, a girl with a knack for finding the silver lining in even the darkest of rainclouds. When the powers that be threaten to pull down a mighty oak tree, Joy decides to fight back.

Other Words for Home

Sent with her mother to the safety of a relative's home in Cincinnati when her Syrian hometown is overshadowed by violence, Jude worries for the family members who were left behind as she adjusts to a new life with unexpected surprises. A novel in verse

The year the maps changed

When 400 Kosovar-Albanian refugees arrive in the middle of the night to be housed at one of Australia's 'safe havens' on an isolated headland not far from home, their fate becomes intertwined with the lives of Fred and her family, as she navigates one extraordinary year that will change them all.

The dragon and her boy

A story of a the very last living dragon, stuck living in a tunnel under London, and the boy who unintentionally finds himself as her protector.


Gilly and her friends must prepare for a giant invasion after Jack plants magic beans, earning him a spot in Fairy Tale Reform School and reminding Gilly how good it feels to be bad.


Maxine, with the help of an over-enthusiastic genie, makes a wish that has everyone at the Fairy Tale Reform School focusing on producing a musical rather than figuring out how to combat Rumpelstiltskin.

Ninja giants

The fair is in town! Nelson and Kenny want to go on ALL the rides! But after testing Grandma's new invention, they are suddenly TOO SMALL to go anywhere! Luckily, Nelson and Kenny have a plan to get TALLER again... way, WAAAAY TALLER!

The detective's guide to ocean travel

Pepper has always wanted one thing: to join her father, a Captain, aboard the magnificent RMS Aquitania on a voyage to New York. Pepper unexpectedly finds herself entangled in a crime when priceless jewels disappear mid-voyage. With the Captain’s reputation at stake, Pepper and her new friends set out to solve the mystery.

The Haunted Dinosaur

Get ready for a fur-raising adventure with Creepella von Cacklefur!A terrible haunted dinosaur is wreaking havoc throughout Mysterious Valley! He's scattering bones and leaving destruction in his wake. Creepella steps up to the task of taming this creature -- and brings Geronimo along for the adventure!

Jude the librarian fairy

Jude the Librarian Fairy looks after readers in both the fairy and human worlds. But when Jack Frost steals her lucky library stamp, radiant reading glasses and brilliant bookmark, it spells trouble for libraries everywhere! Can Rachel and Kirsty help defeat him, before the magic of reading is ruined?

Aru Shah and the end of time

Twelve-year-old Aru stretches the truth to fit in at her private school, but when she is dared to prove an ancient lamp is cursed, she inadvertently frees an ancient demon.

Real pigeons fight crime

In Real Pigeons Fight Crime, Rock and his mystery-solving friends will tackle their first caseload: Why have all the breadcrumbs disappeared? Who on earth is kidnapping bats? And can the pigeons avert a dinner disaster?

The case of the missing moonstone

In 1826 London, Ada Lovelace (the world's first computer programmer) and Mary Shelley (author of Frankenstein) meet as girls and form a secret detective agency. Their first case involves a stolen heirloom, a false confession, and an array of fishy suspects.

Cowboy Pug; the dog who rode for glory

Pug and his faithful companion, Lady Miranda, are going to be cowboys for the day but it's not long before they find themselves on the wrong side of the law. Can Pug the reluctant hero overcome his fears and save the day once more?

Delphie and the masked ball

Delphie is really excited about the end of term show, it's her chance to shine! But her friends in Enchantia need her help! Will she get there in time to save the masked ball?

The ghost of Gosswater

The Lake District, 1899. The Earl is dead and cruel Cousin Clarence has inherited everything. On the last day of the year, when the clock strikes midnight, a mysterious girl of light creeps through the crack in time; she will not rest until the dark, terrible secrets of the past have been revealed

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