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Yakanarra day, A
A Yakanarra Day reflects the beautiful small community located in the foothills of the St George Ranges between the Fitzroy River and the Great Sandy Desert, in Central Kimberley, Western Australia. It was written and illustrated by the senior students of Yakanarra Community School and has been translated into Walmajarri, with the help of school teachers and local elders
ISBN 9781378540602
Publisher Indigenous Literacy Foundation, 2013
Yakanarra Community School
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Yakanarra dogs, The
There are lots of dogs in Yakanarra. Hunting dogs, swimming dogs, spotty dogs and much more. The students of Yakanarra Community School have written and illustrated this gorgeous book that reflects the beautiful small community located in the foothills of the St George Ranges between the Fitzroy River and the Great Sandy Desert, in Central Kimberley, Western Australia. It has been translated into Walmajarri, with the help of school teachers and local elders.
ISBN 9781230189567
Publisher Indigenous Literacy Foundation, 2013
Yakanarra Community School
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Yakanarra song book: About our place in Walmajarri and English
In this fabulous book are fourteen songs, ten in Walmajarri language about four in English, all beautifully illustrated by the kids from the Yakanarra Community School. There are songs about how the Walmajarri come to Yakanarra, their special places, the animals and birds and the sounds that they make, hunting, fishing and collecting bush food, and more. The songs, sung to the tunes of well known classics, were written to help the kids at Yakanarra speak Walmajarri, but this is a book to be treasured and enjoyed by everyone.
ISBN 9780994465443
Publisher Indigenous Literacy Foundation, 2017
Moora, Jessie Wamarla & Vanbee, Mary Purnjurr & Yakanarra Community School
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Year the maps changed, The
The year is 1999, the year Winifred's world and perspectives are turned upside down. Her grandfather is in a rehabilitation home after a fall, and now her adoptive father's new girlfriend and her son, Sam, have come to live with them. What's worse, now there is a baby on the way. Where does she possibly fit in now? But when 400 Kosovar-Albanian refugees arrive in her town escaping their war-torn homes, she quickly begins to understand and appreciate the importance of family and compassion when she and the visitors experience a year of change that they will never forget.
ISBN 9780734419712
Publisher Hachette Australia, 2020
Binks, Danielle
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Year we fell from space, The
At 12 years old, Liberty already has a lot of changes in front of her, including her approaching start at high school, but her parent's separation and divorce makes it feel as if her life is crashing to earth. Neither of her parents speak openly about what is happening or why, which leaves Liberty to understand her dad's depression and her own reaction to this huge life change.
ISBN 9781922268853
Publisher Text Publishing Co, 2019
King, Amy Sarig
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The Yellow-eye fish are becoming scarce. Neither the Impatjara Aboriginal community nor the Newmob white community can find the answer alone. Through communication, both cultures approach the problem together.
ISBN 9781863746076
Publisher Era Publications, 2001
Spillman, David & Wilson, Mark (ill)
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Yesterday Crumb and the storm in a teacup
Yesterday Crumb has always felt cursed because of the fox ears she was born with. She is forced to work in a circus as her parents are a complete mystery. When she is rescued by Miss Dumpling and her magical, walking teashop, Yesterday learns she is a strangeling who has lost her magic. Surrounded by fantastical customers, a flying teapot turtle and incredible friends Yesterday rediscovers her powers and finally starts to feel like she might belong. But a mysterious figure of darkness is working hard to make sure her new life comes crashing down by tricking her and placing a deadly shard of ice in her heart. Adventure and magic await in every teacup.
ISBN 9781510109483
Publisher Hachette Australia, 2022
Sagar, Andy
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Yinti's desert dog
Spinifex the dingo thought that she would be killed, but she was adopted into Yinti's family. She learnt how to hunt and cared for the family she lived with. She travels with her new family and experiences adventures with them. This is the story of her family, her travels and adventures with them - all through her eyes and senses. A fabulous tale that shares how a dingo behaves and lives, while also sharing the lives of the family she bonds with. The next story of Yinti's life and family from a different perspective.
ISBN 9781925936902
Publisher Magabala Books, 2019
Lowe, Pat & Pike, Jimmy
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Yinti: desert child
Yinti, an Aboriginal child, growing up in the Western Australian desert, has no contact with white people until the last chapter of the book.
ISBN 9781875641017
Publisher Magabala Books, 1992
Lowe, Pat & Pike, Jimmy (ill)
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Yirara mix book, The
Here are our deadly poems and stories. They talk about life, adventures, hard times and happy times. They are powerful, intelligent, funny and sometimes scary. You'll want to read them again and again. The Yirara Mix Book is a collection of short stories and poems from young Indigenous writers from Yarara College in Alice Springs.
ISBN 9780992478056
Publisher Indigenous Literacy Foundation, 2015
Yirara College
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Yirra and her deadly dog, Demon
Demon is a disaster zone, causing havoc wherever he goes. Yirra has to find a way to train Demon or she will be forced to give him away.
ISBN 9780733320392
Publisher ABC Books, 2007
Heiss, Anita
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Yong: The journey of an unworthy son
Thirteen year old Yong doesn't want to leave his home in China to travel to the Australian goldfields in Ballarat. But, as the firstborn son, he has no choice. On the long and treacherous journey, Yong strives to be an honourable son, while he and his father face many hardships and dangers. But, in his heart, Yong knows the shameful truth. His honour is a lie. Somehow, Yong must find the courage to face what lies ahead.
ISBN 9781925126297
Publisher Walker Books Australia Pty Ltd, 2016
Brian, Janeen
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Yorick and Bones
Poor Yorick, all but a skeleton, is woken by a mysterious potion spilt on the ground. Rescued by a little white dog, Bones, Yorick begins his life above ground, slowly realising life as a skeleton is not without some challenges.
ISBN 9780062854315
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2020
Tankard, Jeremy & Tankard, Hermione (ill)
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You ate that
Have a taste of different styles of eating and some very unusual snacks such as a deep-fried tarantula, some nutritious pig guts or perhaps a serving of crocodile
ISBN 9781865048949
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2005
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Richardson, Christopher
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You can change the world
Kids are on a mission to make our Earth a better, safer, happier place, and you can join in! Every day, we see a problem we would like to fix. A piece of rubbish in a green, grassy park. Plastic water bottles buried in the sand at the beach. A garbage bin overflowing onto the street, and much more. This book gives the reader simple and mostly free ways to better a more environmentally aware human.
ISBN 9781925700527
Publisher Pantera Press, 2019
Bell, Lucy
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You can do it
Marcus Rashford the famous football player from England gives a empowering story of finding your identity and making a difference in the world. His powerful messages of being kind to yourself and others provides practical and empowering messages for young adults to be happy in their own skin.
ISBN 9781035005598
Publisher MacMillan, 2022
Rashford, Marcus & Anka, Carl
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You can't scare me!
Discover the original bone-chilling adventures that made Goosebumps one of the best-selling children's book series of all time! Courtney is a total show-off. She thinks she's so brave; and she's always making Eddie and his friends look like wimps. But now Eddie's decided he's had enough. He's going to scare Courtney once and for all. And he's come up with the perfect plan to do it.
ISBN 9781760273101
Series Goosebumps series (99 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2015
Stine, R L
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You don't know everything, Jilly P
Jilly P is just starting year 7 and is a confident and happy girl with good friends in real life and in the chat site devoted to her favourite fantasy books. When her baby sister is born deaf, she reaches out to her deaf and Black friend Derek for insight. Jilly begins to realise the diverse challenges others face and how difficult it can be to really understand others.
ISBN 9780545956246
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2018
Gino, Alex
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You have ghost mail
Matthew has a new computer and he finds that someone who died fifty years ago is trying to communicate with him through this technology. Every real adventure has its funny, scary and desperate turns but this one has a startling twist.
ISBN 9780330396998
Publisher MacMillan, 2003
Blacker, Terence & Stower, Adam (ill)
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You kids, count your shadows: hairymen and other Aboriginal folklore in New South Wales
A collection of stories, taken from interviews, which gives an insight into the knowledge and ancient beliefs of the Aboriginal people in NSW.
ISBN 9780646346731
Publisher self-published, 1997
Povah, Frank
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You live there
Animals, like people, live in many different kinds of houses. Find out about some of the more unusual animal homes, such as glowworms, clownfish and the trapdoor spider.
ISBN 9781865048826
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2005
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Ramsden, Julie
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You wouldn't want to be a slave in ancient Greece
Through humour, this book provides snapshots of ancient Greece from a slave's point of view.
ISBN 9780750232531
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2001
Macdonald, Fiona & Antram, David (ill)
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You're a bad man, Mr Gum
Mr Gum is a truly nasty old man. He's absolutely grimsters. But this book is not just about him. There is also a little girl called Polly, an evil butcher, heroes and sweets and stuff, and Jake the dog, who must be saved from terrible, terrible evil.
ISBN 9781405223102
Series Mr Gum series (1 of 8)
Publisher Egmont Childrens, 2006
Stanton, Andy & Tazzyman, David (ill)
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You're a star
Some people have incredible obstacles to overcome to become stars.
ISBN 9781865048857
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2005
Armstrong, Cindy
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You're history, mate
Among all those legendary Australian bushrangers, stoic explorers and genius inventors, surely there must have been some losers. This book has all the dingbats, dropkicks, dills, duds and disasters in Australian history, from the explorer who claimed to have found an enormous reef of gold then lost it again to the ugliest, least successful and unluckiest colonial bushranger ever.
ISBN 9781741662764
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2008
Stafford, Paul & Nagle, Shane (ill)
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You're plant food!
The E. Ville Creeper Botanical Gardens has been closed down for ages. It looks abandoned...even haunted. But your teacher thinks it's a great place for a field trip! You'll have to collect data from four different deadly gardens -- and manage to stay alive. There are polka-dotted roses that have the power to eat people! And cactus needles filled with a powerful plant virus. Touch one of these and you'll grow a green thumb... not to mention roots leaves and bark!
ISBN 9780590419741
Series Goosebumps series (99 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 1998
Stine, R.L
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Young bloods
Australian Rules football features in this story of Deet, a boy who decides to wreak havoc on the local football club.
ISBN 9780140383805
Publisher Penguin, 1997
Wakefield, Kerry
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Young magicians and the thieves' almanac, The
Zack, Sophie, Johnny and Alex have their holiday all planned, they want to learn about card tricks and picking locks at the world famous Magic Circle Club. Suddenly their plans vanish in a puff of smoke when they have to deal with a difficult club president, a stagehand ghost and a crime right under their noses. Join these young magicians as they step inside an adventure that may or may not involve the search for a secret book and a set of impossible crimes.
ISBN 9780141376998
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd, UK, 2017
Mohammed, Nick
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Young Murphy
John Murphy was fifteen years old when he joined Leichhardt's ill-conceived expedition of discovery into northern Australia in 1844.
ISBN 9780734407801
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2005
Crew, Gary & Wilson, Mark (ill)
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