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Junior: Books to take you far, far away

If you’re itching to travel to unfamiliar places right now, you’re not alone. Luckily, books give us a way to explore distant places without stepping out the front door. Keep reading for your ticket across the world, time, or universe—to a place far, far away.

Prep & Year 1

Hom by Jeanne Willis & Paddy Donnelly

Hom is the last of his kind. I don't know what kind of creature he is, and nobody knows he exists—apart from me.

Somewhere by Jeanne Willis & Anastasia Suvorova

At the bottom of Oscar's garden is a magical place called Nowhere, where extraordinary things can happen.

Year 2 & 3

Mort the Meek and the Ravens’ Revenge by Rachel Delahaye

On Brutalia, violence is a way of life. But Mort isn't like the other islanders - he's determined to live peacefully.

Milly Dynes has always loved her home in Tidgy Bay, but at the moment she wishes she was somewhere—anywhere—else. Then Eliza Vanda turns up and magic comes with her.

Year 4 & 5

The Valley of Lost Secrets by Lesley Parr

September 1939. When Jimmy is evacuated to a small village in Wales, it couldn't be more different from London.

The Last Bear by Hannah Gold

There are no polar bears left on Bear Island. At least, that's what April's father tells her when his scientific research takes them to this remote Arctic outpost for six months.

Year 6

When Perry steps into a crumbling ruin while on holiday in France, he is not expecting to be transported back 1700 years to Roman times.

Rainfish by Andrew Patterson

Aaron lives with his mum and older brother in a small town on the edge of a rainforest in tropical Far North Queensland. It's all going well, until his new friend Damon suggests they break into the church…

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