Teaching Resources

New Books on the Block, Term 2 2012


 Fishing Fame






Fishing Fame

Melanie Drewery and John Bennett

RRP $16.50


Can you catch a big fish from a paddle-boat?

Too right you can!

Max and Dan are desperate to get their names onto the

Fishing Fame Board. When they take a paddle boat out

fishing, they catch much more than they bargained for …

A humorous chapter book with illustrations, not just for

fishing enthusiasts!


Snakes and Ladders








Snakes and Ladders

Mary-Anne Scott

RRP $21.00



Finn’s druggie Dad is on trial for manslaughter, and so Finn is sent away to an exclusive boarding school to remove him from the small-town gossip machine. At first he feels a bit like a fish out of water, but soon makes some good friends, and even scores with the much-lusted-after Mia, who plays in the symphonic band with him. However there is someone who knows Finn’s secret …

Blackmail and lies … will Finn ever face the truth? It’s not until disaster befalls one of his friends at an illicit after-ball party that Finn learns what is most important in life.


My Granny is a priate








My Granny is a Pirate

By Val McDermid, illustrated by Arthur Robins

RRP $19.99



My granny is a pirate!

She’s sailed the seven seas.

She captured many pirate ships

But was always home for tea.

When a family secret about Granny is revealed, we discover all about her fearsome pirate reputation and her swashbuckling ways – from making other roguish pirates walk the plank to singing

sea shanties to her dog, Jolly Roger.

Look again at your granny…could she be

a pirate too?

A must-have book for all pirate fans.











Sarra Manning

RRP $21.99


A fun, funky new story from the queen of teen fiction.

Jeane Smith is seventeen and has turned her self-styled dorkiness into an art form,

a lifestyle choice and a profitable website and consultancy business. She writes a style

column for a Japanese teen magazine and came number seven in The Guardian’s 30

People Under 30 Who Are Changing The World. And yet, in spite of the accolades,

hundreds of Internet friendships and a cool boyfriend, she feels inexplicably lonely, a

situation made infinitely worse when Michael Lee, the most mass-market, popular and

predictably all-rounded boy at school tells Jeane of his suspicion that Jeane’s boyfriend

is secretly seeing his girlfriend.

Michael and Jeane have NOTHING in common – she is cool and individual; he is the

golden boy in an Abercrombie and Fitch T-shirt. So why can’t she stop talking to him?


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