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A gorgeous new series about friendships, family and seaside adventures, from our beloved bestselling author Belinda Murrell!

Pippa has just arrived at a new school, in a new town, and even living on a gorgeous island isn’t cheering her up. Her arrival causes ripples at Kira Island Primary School – but Pippa soon starts to make friends with eco-warrior Meg, boho-chick Charlie, and fashionista and cupcake baker Cici.

Pippa’s mum plans to buy a rustic old boatshed and start a bookshop cafe, and Pippa worries they’ll lose all their money in this madcap venture – until her new friends come to the rescue to help get the grand opening back on track.

Will Kira Island ever feel like home?

Reviews

The first book in a cute new series, Pippa’s Island is the perfect antidote to the winter cold.

Total Girl

Belinda Murrell, one of our best loved authors, has cracked it again with a splendid new series once again celebrating family, friendships, community spirit and girl power. Throw in a simply gorgeous tropical island setting and you have a winning combination.

Sue Warren, losangzopa.wordpress.com

Belinda Murrell's enjoyable new series Pippa's Island celebrates family, friendship and food, with the idyllic setting of Kira Island providing wonderful opportunities for new experiences ... This is a fabulous introduction to the Pippa's Island series

Rhyllis Bignell, readplus.com.au

This is the first in a wonderful new series that middle to senior primary girls will love, by one of my favourite authors, Belinda Murrell ... A really enjoyable story of family, friendship and new beginnings, but also of community involvement and acceptance.

Sam, lamontbooks.com.au

The Beach Shack Café is a cool book for 8-12-year-old girls. It has a really fresh, modern feeling and is a delight to read.

kids-bookreview.com

Primary school readers who have ever had to change schools will no doubt relate to Pippa’s fear of starting at a new school and making new friends ... The tone and language is charmingly informal with the effect being the reader will almost feel like they’re taking a sneaky look inside Pippa’s diary.

Mercedes Maguire, Daily Telegraph

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780143783671

    July 3, 2017

    Random House Australia Children's

    240 pages

    RRP $17.99

    Online retailers

    • Fishpond
    • Mighty Ape
    • Paper Plus
    • The Warehouse
    • Whitcoulls
    • The Nile
    Or

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  • EBook

    9780143783664

    July 3, 2017

    RHA eBooks Child

    240 pages

    Online retailers

    • iBooks NZ
    • Amazon Kindle
    • Google Play
    • Kobo
    • Booktopia NZ
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at www.booksellers.co.nz/directory

Also by Belinda Murrell

Pippa's Island 2: Cub Reporters
Pippa's Island 4: Camp Castaway
Pippa's Island 3: Kira Dreaming
Lulu Bell's Best Friends Ever
The Lost Sapphire
Lulu Bell's Amazing Animal Adventures
Lulu Bell's Fantastic Holiday Fun
Lulu Bell and the Pirate Fun
Lulu Bell and the Magical Garden
Lulu Bell and the Koala Joey
Lulu Bell and the Arabian Nights
Lulu Bell and the Christmas Elf
Lulu Bell and the Tiger Cub
Lulu Bell and the Pyjama Party
The Sequin Star
Lulu Bell and the Circus Pup
Lulu Bell and the Sea Turtle
Lulu Bell and the Cubby Fort
Lulu Bell and the Moon Dragon
The River Charm
Lulu Bell and the Birthday Unicorn
Lulu Bell and the Fairy Penguin
The Forgotten Pearl
Sun Sword 2: Voyage of the Owl

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