August & Jones
Published: 2022 by Hachette Australia
Level: Middle Years (6-9)
CBCA Notables 2023. Jones Kirby has just moved to Sydney from her farm in country NSW, and is missing the wide open spaces and is struggling to adjust to the small city apartment. And she’s worried that her vision is blurry – especially because she lost one eye to cancer as a toddler – could it be another tumour? August Genting is a quiet and knowledgeable student at Jones’ new school – he loves learning fun facts and new things almost as much as Jones loves being outdoors. Fun fact – they become fast friends! Things aren’t great at home for August, and Jones receives worrying medical news. The pair cheer themselves up with the ‘August & Jones Must-See Bucket List’. Together, they can accomplish anything! Highly Recommended.