Celebrate community, kindness, hope and all the wonder of the festive season in a heartwarming Christmas picture book from the bestselling author of Looking for Alibrandi Melina Marchetta and joyous illustrator Deb Hudson.


This year, Zola and Alessandro are going to decorate the street with Nonno Nino’s Christmas lights. Zola’s house and Boomerang Street haven’t had Christmas lights for two years. But this year, Zola and Alessandro want to continue the tradition. They’ve learned a lot about tradition lately – and how some families have different beliefs, and others celebrate Christmas differently. And with the help of their family and friends, this Christmas Boomerang Street is going to shine!

Zola and the Christmas Lights by Melina Marchetta