Year 5 and 6 Fiction Subscription
This subscription will include three brand new titles sent to you every two months carefully hand-picked by our specialist staff at The Little Bookroom.
The books are all stand-alone titles or first in a series so you can jump in anywhere with no prior reading required. Wherever possible we’ll preference local Australian authors because we really do love them best, but we won’t let you miss out on an international release we think you just have to have.
We’re launching the Fiction Subscription with the perfect end of year gift: some of our top picks for gifts from 2020.
Sign up now to receive the below bundle of books, then starting February 2021, you’ll get our selections as a surprise every two months.
- The Lost Soul Atlas by Zana Fraillon
One street-boy’s quest to reunite and make amends with his best friend told in an epic story that spans a city, a decade, and the divide of life and death itself. From the award-winning author of The Bone Sparrow.
A boy awakens in the Afterlife, with a pocketful of vague memories, a key, a raven, and a mysterious Atlas to guide him as he sets out to piece together the mystery of his final moments…
Meanwhile on Earth, Twig is alone as a newly-made street kid after his dad goes missing. But when he meets Flea, a cheerful pickpocket, the pair become fast friends, better even than blood family itself.
Together, Twig and Flea raise themselves on the crime-ridden streets, taking what they need and giving the rest to the even-poorer. Life is good, as long as they have each other. But the all-powerful Boss who rules the streets has other plans.
Loyalty will be tested, and a cruel twist of fate will lead to an act of ultimate betrayal. But will it tear the friends apart… forever?
Read more here.
- The Grandest Bookshop in the World by Amelia Mellor
Pearl and Vally Cole live in a bookshop. And not just any bookshop. In 1893, Cole’s Book Arcade in Melbourne is the grandest bookshop in the world, brimming with every curiosity imaginable.
Each day brings fresh delights for the siblings: voice-changing sweets, talking parrots, a new story written just for them by their eccentric father.
When Pearl and Vally learn that Pa has risked the Arcade – and himself – in a shocking deal with the mysterious Obscurosmith, the siblings hatch a plan. Soon they are swept into a dangerous game with impossibly high stakes: defeat seven challenges by the stroke of midnight and both the Arcade and their father will be restored.
But if they fail Pearl and Vally won’t just lose Pa – they’ll forget that he and the Arcade ever existed.
Read more here.
- The Boy, The Wolf, and the Stars by Shivaun Plozza
Every night Ulv is cloaked in total Darkness. Twelve hours ruled by the ravenous, clawing Dark Creatures, beasts made of shadow and evil.
Young Bo is charged with a monumental task- freeing the land of its curse by returning the Stars to the sky. He must find three magical keys spread across the land – keys that will unlock the cage holding the wolf who ate the Stars.
But there’s another motive, beyond saving Ulv. If Bo releases the Stars, he can make a wish of his own and maybe find the mother who left him behind . . .
Read more here.
January/February releases sent out at the beginning of February.
March/April releases sent out at the beginning of April
May/June releases sent out at the beginning of June
July/August releases sent out at the beginning of August
September/October releases sent out at the beginning of October
November/December releases sent out at the beginning of December
New subscribers will receive the bundle corresponding to the two month period in which they subscribed.
Price includes delivery.
$60.00 every 2 months