A Most Magical Girl Karen Foxlee Furthermore Tahereh Mafi The Song from Somewhere Else A. F. Harrold, illustrated by Levi Pinfold HB $19.99 Annabel Grey has been brought up to be a very proper Victorian young lady. But being 'proper' isn't always easy— especially when you can sometimes see marvellous (as well as terrifying) things in puddles. But parlour tricks such as these are nothing compared to the world that Annabel is about to enter. This sparkling and enchanting story is sure to bewitch you, so prepare to be swept away... PB $19.99 There are only three things that matter to twelve-year-old Alice— Mother, who wouldn't miss her; magic and colour, which seem to elude her; and Father, who always loved her. It's been almost three years since Father disappeared, and Alice is determined to find him. To do so, she'll have to travel through the dangerous land of Furthermore, where down can be up, paper is alive, and left can be both right and very, very wrong. Escape to the Moon Islands Mardi McConnochie Cogheart Peter Bunzl The Secret Keepers Trenton Lee Stewart PB $14.99 When Will and Annalie's father disappears, they set out on a perilous sea voyage to find him. The crew of runaways put their faith in each other, and in a small sailing boat called the Sunfish as they face off against pirates, storms, and the fearsome Admiralty, the navy that rules the oceans of the world. The Admiralty are meant to be the good guys, but the deeper the Sunfish voyages into the Moon Islands, the more they realise that nothing is what it seems. PB $14.99 When 13-year-old Lily's inventor father vanishes after a Zeppelin crash, Lily's determined to hunt down the truth behind his disappearance, helped by Robert, the local clockmaker's son, and her wily mechanical fox Malkin. But shadowy figures are closing in and treachery lurks among the smoky spires of London—along with a life-changing secret. Be swept away by this wildly imaginative debut, bursting with invention and adventure. HB $29.99 Eleven-year-old Reuben spends his days exploring, hiding, and practising parkour among the abandoned buildings of the Lower Downs as a way to escape the rough times that have befallen him and his mum—but his discovery of an extraordinary antique pocket watch that can turn him invisible changes everything. This compelling adventure story from the author of The Mysterious Benedict Society series will enthral old and new fans alike. HB $24.99 Frank doesn't know how to feel when Nick rescues her from bullies one afternoon. No one likes Nick. And yet Nick's house makes Frank feel happy for the first time in forever. But there's more to Nick than meets the eye, and soon Frank realises she isn't the only one keeping secrets. Or the only one who needs help. From the author of The Imaginary comes a darkly comic and deeply moving story about finding friendship where you least expect it.