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A Cardboard Palace

A Cardboard Palace cover
A Cardboard Palace cover
by Allayne L. Webster

PB 144 | 198 x 128 | ISBN: 9781925227253
$17.99 | Fiction Ages 8-14 | Also available as ebook
MidnightSun Publishing | June 2017
Distributed by NewSouth Books

Jorge lives in a shanty town on the outskirts of Paris. Bill, a controller, has an army of child thieves at his command—and Jorge is one of them.

But soon Jorge faces an even bigger threat. His home is to be bulldozed. Where will Jorge sleep? What will happen to his Continue reading A Cardboard Palace

Olivia’s Voice

Olivia's Voice cover
Olivia’s Voice cover

written by Mike Lucas, illustrated by Jennifer Harrison

HB 32 | 210 x 297 | ISBN: 9781925227192
$26.99 | Picture book
MidnightSun Publishing | March 2017
Distributed by NewSouth Books

In March, MidnightSun released Olivia’s Voice, the stunning debut picture book from author/illustrator team Mike Lucas and Jennifer Harrison. With evocative language and beautifully detailed illustrations, Lucas and Harrison bring to life the vivid experiences of Olivia as she explores a silent world full of vibrant colour, friendship and Continue reading Olivia’s Voice

King of the Outback

King of the Outback cover
King of the Outback cover

From the award-winning writer/illustrator team who brought you Tom the Outback Mailman.

by Kristin Weidenbach, illustrated by Timothy Ide

HB 32 | 260 x 290 | ISBN 9781925227246
$26.99 | Non-fiction picture book
MidnightSun Publishing | May 2017
Distributed by NewSouth Books

Sidney Kidman runs away from home at thirteen and travels to the outback on a one-eyed horse. He finds stray cows in the scrub, swims across rivers by hanging on to a bullock’s tail and dreams of having the biggest herd of cattle in Australia.

Many years later, when the workers on Sid’s cattle station organise a giant rodeo for Sid’s birthday party the cattle from the bush take fright in the city. People panic and horses bolt. Can the Kidman stockmen save the day? Continue reading King of the Outback

Wild Gestures

Wild Gestures cover
Wild Gestures
by Lucy Durneen

PB 208 | 198 x 129 | ISBN: 9781925227208
$24.99 | Short Stories | Also available as ebook $9.99
MidnightSun Publishing | Distributed by NewSouth

A daughter flies into a painting to escape her overprotective mother. An exchange student sees green lights in the sky above South America and fears the worst. Against the backdrop of an Italian bird market, a holidaying teenager makes her first attempt at seduction. And an affair that never happens is deconstructed while tigers pace in a European zoo.

Wild Gestures is the first collection from British writer Lucy Durneen, Continue reading Wild Gestures

Into Tordon

Into Tordon cover
Into Tordon
by Z.F. Kingbolt

PB 256 | 198 x 129 | ISBN: 9781925227147
$17.99 | Fiction Ages 8-14 | Also available as ebook
MidnightSun Publishing | November 2016
Distributed by NewSouth Books

Only champions dare to enter!

Thirteen-year-old Beth has been waiting for weeks to play in the championship of her favourite online game, Tordon. Now tribes of beastmen roar through her speakers. Game on! She plays to win, until her gaming nemesis Zane challenges her Continue reading Into Tordon

We. Are. Family.

by Paul Mitchell

We. Are. Family.
We. Are. Family.

Kick the darkness until it bleeds

Three generations are forced to confront the pervasive violence that hangs over them like a ghost, and the distances to which they have carried their forebears’ pain.

We. Are. Family. is a sensitive and rugged episodic novel which ruminates on the damaging idea of Australian masculinity with tenderness and dry humour. Paul Mitchell unravels the twisting threads that tie us to the past and the trauma that Continue reading We. Are. Family.

First Person Shooter

First Person Shooter
First Person Shooter

by Cameron Raynes

PB 256 | 198 x 129 | ISBN: 9781925227079
$24.99 | Fiction | Also available as an ebook

MidnightSun Publishing | March 2016
Distributed by NewSouth Books

Jayden lives with his father on the edge of a small country town. He stutters and is addicted to video games.

His best friend Shannon knows how to handle a rifle. When her mum is released from prison, the town waits to see whether her sociopathic Continue reading First Person Shooter

An Ordinary Epidemic

An Ordinary Epidemic
An Ordinary Epidemic

How far will a desperate mother go to keep her loved ones safe?

by Amanda Hickie

PB 384 | 198 x 129 | ISBN 978-1-925227-03-1 | $28.99
Fiction | MidnightSun Publishing | May 2015
Distributed by NewSouth Books

Hannah is stuck in the middle of a deadly outbreak. As Sydney goes into lockdown, she attempts to quarantine her home and protect her family from the alarming infection around them. How far will a desperate Continue reading An Ordinary Epidemic

Breaking Beauty

Breaking Beauty
Breaking Beauty
In this stunning collection, twenty-seven brilliant writers ask: What is beauty?

Stories, edited by Lynette Washington

PB 240 | 198 x 129 | ISBN 978-1-925227-00-0 | $24.99
Fiction | MidnightSun Publishing | November 2014

Breaking Beauty puts one of the greatest obsessions of our time under the spotlight and shows that beauty rarely exists without its grubby underbelly. There is no light without Continue reading Breaking Beauty

One Step at a Time

One Step at a Time
One Step at a Time

One Step at a Time is a story about a boy, a baby elephant and a landmine.

by Jane Jolly and Sally Heinrich

32 pages |300 x 250 hardback | ISBN 978-0-9873809-5-1 | $ 27.99
| Fiction | MidnightSun Publishing | March 2015

One Step at a Time is an exquisite picture book which tells a touching story about the relationship between a young boy, Luk, and his elephant, Mali. On the border of Continue reading One Step at a Time

Rock Star: The story of Reg Sprigg — an outback legend

Rock Star
Rock Star
by Kristin Weidenbach

Oil; uranium; geology; conservation; these are the catch-cries of our times and Reg Sprigg embodies them all. Reg is regarded as the greatest geologist of his generation and one of the best Australia has produced.

By the age of 30 he had discovered the oldest fossils in the world and some of its deepest under-sea canyons. He had worked at Australia’s first two Continue reading Rock Star: The story of Reg Sprigg — an outback legend

Peace, Love and Khaki Socks

Peace, Love and Khaki Socksby Kim Lock

One sultry October morning in Darwin, hemp-wearing army wife Amy Silva grips a trembling fist around two pink lines on a plastic stick. Struggling to come to terms with her rampant fertility, disillusioned with a haughty obstetrician, and infuriated by an inordinate amount of peeing, Amy finds solace in a decision to homebirth. After all, it worked for the cavewomen, right? But as a tropical cyclone threatens to whip down the main street, Amy finds herself facing Continue reading Peace, Love and Khaki Socks

Pangamonium

by Zanesh Catkin

Pangamonium
Pangamonium

Sometimes you have to get lost to find yourself

Francis is a journalist looking for a big story in the tiny kingdom of Panga. He finds himself attempting to liberate a bunch of child slaves making sex toys for the West. Toss in an African pilgrim named Easter on a quest to find his grandfather’s grave filled with pirate gold, a military regime oppressing the citizens of Panga, and a Continue reading Pangamonium