JK's BOOK OF THE MONTH

Charlotte Barkla,
illustrated by Sandy Flett

Edie loves science. When she starts at a new school, she tries to impress everyone with a slime experiment– what could go wrong? Great for understanding what it’s like to be the new kid, and stacks of fun.
Out February.

Tim Harris,

illustrated by James Foley

Think Fawlty Towers
meets Treehouse and
you’ll understand this
madcap series. In book 2,
young Chegwin finds himself
in a race to save his hotel,
Toffle Towers, and the
beloved staff.
Out Now

Felice Arena,
illustrated by Tom Jellett

Neighbours and besties Oliver
and Ruby get up to all sorts
of backyard adventures as
imagination and play rule the
day! Each book features extra
content that includes jokes,
a comic and a ukulele song
with instructions on how to
play.
First two books in the
series are out Now.

Maxine Beneba Clarke

& Nicki Greenberg

Come on an
adventure with Aussie
Kids and meet Taj
from Victoria. An
exciting new series for
emerging readers, with
8 characters,
8 stories, 8 authors and
illustrators from all
8 states and territories!

First two books in the
series out February.

Tim Harris, illustrated by
James Foley

This hilarious series, from
the bestselling author
of Friday Barnes, stars
the Peski family, their
dog and the next door
neighbour. In book 4,
the annual geography
excursion soon turns to
chaos.
Out Now.

More from Puffin each and every month. Stay tuned for more coming soon!

OUT NOW!

COOL THE CLIMATE

Discover how YOU can cut stinky fumes, and tread more lightly on the planet. Become an eco-warrior, not an eco-worrier, with50 practical tipsto really make a difference!

Our planet is in peril and it needs your help! But the good news is that there are loads of easy ways that you can make a difference. From lift-sharing to switching body sprays, there are so many things you can do to help fight climate change. Complete with myth-busting boxes and counter arguments to put climate-deniers in their place, this is a one-stop guide to transform eco-worried kids into eco-activists. Funny, engaging, practical and timely, it's the ideal book to help readers navigate the world in the greenest possible way, and to really make a difference.

TIGER HEART

When sooty orphan Fly falls down a chimney she's meant to be cleaning and straight into a Tiger's cage, she thinks her short life is about to end right then and there. But instead of gobbling her up, the Tiger bows, and addresses the bemused Fly as 'your majesty'.

Shocked but intrigued, Fly vows to free the Tiger from his captivity. Together, they embark on a journey that will take them from the dark and twisty lanes of London over the ocean in order to reach what the Tiger says is their homeland: a far-off land nestled in cloud-topped mountains.

 

DOG MAN FETCH 22

Howl with laughter with the EIGHTH book in the hilarious full colour, illustrated series, Dog Man, from the creator of Captain Underpants! Petey the Cat is out of jail, and he has a brand new lease on life. While Petey's reevaluated what matters most, Lil Petey is struggling to find the good in the world. Can Petey and Dog Man stop fighting like cats and dogs long enough to put their paws together and work as a team? They need each other now more than ever: Lil Petey (and the world) is counting on them!

INFINITY SON

Balancing epic and intensely personal stakes, bestselling author Adam Silvera's Infinity Son is a gritty, fast-paced adventure about two brothers caught up in a magical war generations in the making. Growing up in New York, brothers Emil and Brighton always idolized the Spell Walkers-a vigilante group sworn to rid the world of specters.

 

While the Spell Walkers and other celestials are born with powers, specters take them, violently stealing the essence of endangered magical creatures. Brighton wishes he had a power so he could join the fray. Emil just wants the fighting to stop. The cycle of violence has taken a toll, making it harder for anyone with a power to live peacefully and openly.

 

In this climate of fear, a gang of specters has been growing bolder by the day. Then, in a brawl after a protest, Emil manifests a power of his own-one that puts him right at the heart of the conflict and sets him up to be the heroic Spell Walker Brighton always wanted to be.

WOLF GIRL 2

I held onto the bars of the truck and howled to my dogs as they fell further and further behind.Sunrise, Brutus, Zip, Nosey and Tiny all ran as hard as they could, but there was no way they could keep up...

At first, Gwen is overjoyed to see another human after four years alone in the wild.

But all that changes when she is thrown into the back of a van and stolen away to a prison camp.

The situation looks dire - how will her pack find her? Where is her human family? Are the other kids in the camp friends or enemies?

But Eagle is fast, the dogs are brave, and bars and fences are no match for the one and only Wolf Girl!

E-BOY

Ethan is supposed to be doing regular teenage things - like playing sports and hanging out with friends.

He isnotsupposed to be in hospital getting a brain tumour removed by Gemini, a high-tech android doctor. But just as the operation begins, the medical facility is hit by an unusual bolt of lightning...
When Ethan wakes up he discovers that things are different. He's always been good with computers, but now his skills are next-level. Ethan almost feels like he's...part of the machine.

 

COMING SOON

ALEX RIDER NIGHTSHADE

In this adrenaline-fuelled adventure in the number one bestselling series, Alex Rider is sent by MI6 Special Operations to infiltrate a new and sinister organization known only as Nightshade. Alex is on his own, with the fate of thousands of people resting in his hands.

AURORA BURNING

OUT APRIL 28TH 2020

First, the bad news: an ancient evil - you know, your standard consume-all-life-in-the-galaxy deal - is about to be unleashed. The good news? Squad 312 is standing by to save the day. They've just got to take care of a few small distractions first.

Like the clan of gremps who'd like to rearrange their favourite faces. And the cadre of illegit GIA agents with creepy flowers where their eyes used to be, who'll stop at nothing to get their hands on Auri. Then there's Kal's long-lost sister, who's not exactly happy to see her baby brother, and has a Syldrathi army at her back. With half the known galaxy on their tails, Squad 312 has never felt so wanted.

SKULDUGGERY PLEASANT 13

OUT APRIL 2ND 2020

The thirteenth thrilling novel in the internationally bestselling Skulduggery Pleasant series, SEASONS OF WAR will test the Skeleton Detective and Valkyrie like never before… War is coming. To avert catastrophe, Skulduggery and Valkyrie are sent on a secret mission that takes them away from everything they know, to a forsaken land of magic and grim, unrelenting terror. It is here that Valkyrie will have to fight the hardest - not only against the enemies who want her dead, but also against her own self-destructive impulses. It's only by crawling through darkness that she'll be able to once again stand in the light…

ATTICUS VAN TASTICUS

THE MAP OF HALF MAPS

OUT MARCH 3RD 2020

ATTICUS VAN TASTICUS is back. And this time he means business. Having escaped certain disaster on the high seas, he's on the scent of treasure. Then the call comes from above- 'Ship ahoy, Captain, ship ahoy!'

If only it were good news, which of course it ain't. Vicious, mean and mighty unclean Bjorn Ironhead is on the warpath - and Atticus and his crew are in his sights. Stay and fight, or run and hide? But where do you hide a pirate ship, and who's this Captain Half Map, and, most of all, where's that TREASURE OF TREASURRRRES?!

Join Atticus and his crew as they roll from one adventure to certain disasterrrrr...

KENSY AND MAX FREEFALL

MARCH 3RD 2020

I held onto the bars of the truck and howled to my dogs as they fell further and further behind.Sunrise, Brutus, Zip, Nosey and Tiny all ran as hard as they could, but there was no way they could keep up...

At first, Gwen is overjoyed to see another human after four years alone in the wild.

But all that changes when she is thrown into the back of a van and stolen away to a prison camp.

The situation looks dire - how will her pack find her? Where is her human family? Are the other kids in the camp friends or enemies?

But Eagle is fast, the dogs are brave, and bars and fences are no match for the one and only Wolf Girl!

E-BOY

OUT MARCH 17 2020

Ethan is supposed to be doing regular teenage things - like playing sports and hanging out with friends.

He isnotsupposed to be in hospital getting a brain tumour removed by Gemini, a high-tech android doctor. But just as the operation begins, the medical facility is hit by an unusual bolt of lightning...
When Ethan wakes up he discovers that things are different. He's always been good with computers, but now his skills are next-level. Ethan almost feels like he's...part of the machine.

 

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