Topic : "Australian author/Illustrator"

Books by Australian authors and /or illustrators

Total Results : 3753

Image currently unavailable 28524 : 10 little hermit crabs by Fox, Lee & McGowan, Shane (ill)
A playful, counting book about ten little hermit crabs that have a knack for getting into trouble.
K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 9404 : 100 Australian poems for children by Griffith, Kathryn & Scott-Mitchell, Claire (eds) & Rogers, Gregory (ill)
From emus to magic puddings, this feast of Australian poems for children is fresh and familiar. Written by grown-ups and kids, with beautiful illustrations, it reveals what is special about growing up in Australia.
3-4 booklist
No book cover. 87206 : 101 ways to save the earth by Bellamy, David & Dann, Penny (ill)
This book deals with the fragility of our planet's ecosystem. Topics include household recycling, earth-friendly shopping tips, biodegradable products and links for further information.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 11548 : 13-storey treehouse, The by Griffiths, Andy & Denton, Terry (ill)
Andy and Terry have the most amazing treehouse in the world, with a bowling alley, marshmallow machine and a giant catapult. The fun and dramas they have together has to be read to be believed.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 2548 : 1914 by Masson, Sophie
Louis and Thomas are on holiday in Sarajevo, enjoying the privileges of life in a diplomat's family. But, when a bomb explodes and the heir to the Austrian Empire is assassinated, Europe descends into war. Louis travels to the front as a war correspondent. In northern France, he witnesses the war's first battles and the beginning of trench warfare. Louis' friends join the war effort too, with and against each other.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 46010 : 26-storey treehouse, The by Griffiths, Andy & Denton, Terry (ill)
Having added a further 13 storeys to the original book, the treehouse now boasts a dodgem car rink, an anti-gravity chamber, a 78 flavours ice-cream parlour staffed by a robot and best of all a Maze of Doom.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 537 : 27th annual African hippopotamus race by Lurie, Morris
Go behind the scenes as eight year old Edward, the hippopotamus, trains for the greatest swimming marathon of all.
3-4 booklist
No book cover. 2520 : 2nd big, big book of Tashi, The by Fienberg, Anna & Barbara & Gamble, Kim (ill)
Five fabulous Tashi books all in one volume.
3-4 booklist
No book cover. 1884 : 39-storey treehouse, The by Griffiths, Andy & Denton, Terry (ill)
An amazing treehouse with new levels including a chocolate waterfall, a baby-dinosaur petting zoo, a not-very-merry merry-go-round, a boxing elephant called the Trunkinator, a disco with light-up dance floor, the world's scariest roller-coaster and a top secret 39th level that hasn't even been finished yet.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 379 : 45 & 47 Stella Street and everything that happened by Honey, Elizabeth
The families and friends who live in Stella Street lead fascinating lives.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 18410 : 4F for freaks by Hobbs, Leigh
4F pride themselves on frightening teachers out of the classroom. It seems that they have met their match with Miss Corker who has a few tricks of her own up her sleeves.
3-4 booklist
No book cover. 5454 : 52-storey treehouse, The by Griffiths, Andy & Denton Terry (ill)
Andy and Terry's incredible, ever-expanding treehouse has 13 new storeys, including a watermelon-smashing level, a wave machine, a life-size snakes and ladders game, a rocket-powered carrot-launcher and a high-tech detective agency with all the latest high-tech detective technology. They will need all the latest equipment because they have to solve a big mystery.
5-6 booklist
No book cover. 14780 : 60 classic Australian poems by Cheng, Christopher (ed) & Rogers, Gregory (ill)
Australian poets have a wonderful way with words and their poems bring to life the iconic Aussie characters and unforgettable landscapes that are part of our Australian heritage. This is a collection of ballads and poems by some familiar, and not so familiar, poets, accompanied by attractive pen and ink sketches. Includes an index of poets and first lines, as well as interesting notes about the writers.
7-9 booklist
No book cover. 4420 : 65-storey treehouse, The by Griffiths, Andy & Denton, Terry (ill)
The amazing treehouse now has a pet-grooming salon, a birthday room where it's always your birthday, a lollipop shop, a quicksand pit, a time machine, and a television news centre, keeping you up to date with all the latest treehouse news, current events and gossip. Come on up.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 15591 : 68 teeth by Moloney, James
Jack is fishing when he attracts something much bigger than barramundi. A crocodile has entered the river on his family's property and it's hungry.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 540 : A is for Aunty by Russell, Elaine
Memories of growing up on an Aboriginal mission are brought to life in this alphabet picture book with a difference. It features accounts of possums as pets and Aunty Goldie who used zinc ointment for just about every ailment.
K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 14931 : ABC book of Australian poetry, The by Hathorn, Libby (comp) & Allen, Cassandra (ill)
A rich variety of poems from classic favourites by Banjo Paterson, Henry Lawson and C J Dennis, to contemporary works by Libby Hathorn, Max Fatchen and Steven Herrick.
5-6 booklist
No book cover. 7350 : ABC book of lullabies, The by Various
An enchanting collection of lullabies, chosen and illustrated by well-known Australian artists. They use collage, pen and ink, gouache, chalk, charcoal, pencil and watercolour to present a varied, visual experience of the lullabies.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 12056 : ABC book of nursery rhymes by Various
Thirteen award-winning Australian illustrators each chose a well-known rhyme to interpret, resulting in a beautifully illustrated selection of nursery rhyme favourites. Features profiles on each artist.
K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 6010 : ABC of Australian animals by Morcombe, Irene
Organised alphabetically, the beautiful, full page photographs and short but excellent texts in this book provide a wealth of information about Australian animals.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 9499 : ABC of Australian birds by Morcombe, Irene
Organised alphabetically, the beautiful, full page photographs and short but excellent texts in this book provide a wealth of information about Australian birds.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 13535 : Abhorsen by Nix, Garth
Beneath the earth, a malignant force lies waiting, greedy for freedom from its ancient prison. As the Old Kingdom falls once more into a realm of darkness and terror, the people look desperately to the Abhorsen, the scourge of the Dead, to save them. Yet Abhorsen Sabriel is lost, missing in Ancelstierre.Only Lirael has any chance of stopping the Destroyer. Final book in the Old Kingdom trilogy.
7-9 booklist
No book cover. 9454 : Aboriginal peoples of Australia by Bartlett, Anne
Indigenous and non-indigenous writers work in collaboration with indigenous people to present a vast amount of information about the Aboriginal peoples of Australia. Provides information on each author.
3-4 booklist
No book cover. 16047 : About a girl by Horniman, Joanne
Anna is afraid she must be unlovable until she meets Flynn. Together, the girls swim, eat banana cake, laugh and love. Some days, Flynn is unreachable. On other days, she's at Anna's door. When Anna discovers Flynn's secret, she wonders if she knows her at all. Includes mature themes. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 15202 : About this little devil and this little fella by Barunga, Albert & Mueche, Stephen & Dowling, Julie (ill)
This greedy little fella just can't stop eating honey and won't go home with his mother. The grumpy little devil is nearby chopping wood to make a fire to cook his dinner. But first, he has to catch it.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 11338 : Accidental princess, The by Storer, Jen & Masciullo, Lucia (ill)
Matilda's sister, Iris, has a precious possession, an old penny passed on to her by Great Grandfather Parnell. After a fight, Matilda hides the penny in a lilac hedge in the garden. When she goes to retrieve it, the penny is gone. Two sets of glittering emerald eyes are watching Matilda and when she reaches further into the hedge, she sets off a tale of the penny that is more than it seems.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 18538 : Across the dark sea by Orr, Wendy
Trung and his father are separated from his mother and sister while escaping from Vietnam to Australia. The story traces their dangerous journey and the difficulties they face as refugees assimilating into Australian society. While they want desperately to be reunited, they did not want Trung's mother and sister to travel to Australia on a leaky boat.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 15263 : Across the line by Garnsworthy, Penny
Casey doesn't know whether he has stumbled across an alternate reality during his rugby league match, or if he has lost his mind completely. A story about sport, science and families.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 15540 : Across the wall by Nix, Garth
A collection of thirteen short stories providing an eclectic mix of Garth Nix's writing spanning several years. Included are an Old Kingdom story, an Arthurian legend, a war story, a western, a traditional tale with a twist and a very funny, choose-your-own-adventure spoof.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 1058 : Act of faith by Gardiner, Kelly
In 1960 England, Isabella is forced to flee her home when her father's strong opinions lead to take a stand against the army. She takes refuge in Amsterdam with an elderly printer, who is brave enough to print topics which stir religious intolerance. This results in a dangerous journey to help him escape certain death for his books.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 18492 : Aden Ridgeway (Aussie Stars) by McCallum, Grant
Tells of Aden Ridgeway's childhood, schooling and eventual rise to become a prominent Australian politician.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 552 : Advance Australia fair by McCormick, Peter Dodds (comp)
Classic Australian artworks add depth to the words of Advance Australia Fair. The first two verses are beautifully presented.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 24410 : Adventures of a late-night swearer, The by Hilton, Nette & Jellet, Tom (ill)
Speedy Simpson is the absolute best at everything. But, Bebe La Mouche has a special talent with words that is going to take some beating. When Speedy stumbles upon a secret word, he is sure it will impress Bebe and his classmates. But, he soon discovers that there is more than one way to be the best.
3-4 booklist
No book cover. 8922 : Adventures of Pete paddock-basher, The by Heffernan, John
Once Pete was a brand new car with flash tyres, sparkling chrome and more shine than the sun. Now he is a worn-out old farm car, a paddock-basher. Life on the farm can still be fun, but Pete dreams of greater things.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 2444 : Adventures of Sir Roderick the not-very brave, The by O'Loghlin, James
Roderick doesn't want to be a knight. When Queen Emily sends her knights on a grand quest, Sir Roderick wants to stay behind. Reluctantly, he ventures forth beyond the Forest of Gilderang (filled with fearsome creatures) to the Circle of Mountains, home to giant cockroaches. En route, he meets an invisible girl, a talking bear and the most famous sorcerer in the land.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 41094 : Adventures of Stunt Boy and his amazing wonder dog Blindfold by Barr, Lollie
Everyone said his dad's motorbike crash was an accident but he doesn't believe them, not even for a second, and Stunt Boy is going to prove it. With his amazing wonder dog Blindfold and his best friend Benny, Stunt Boy has to find out who is trying to sabotage their Stoked Stunt Circus and stop them.
5-6 booklist
No book cover. 124302 : Adventures of the muddle-headed wombat, The by Park, Ruth & Young, Noela (ill)
The first adventure of the muddle-headed wombat and his further adventures at school, on holiday and in the tree-tops with his friends, a tiny, practical mouse and a vain, neurotic, tabby cat, combined in one book.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 15284 : Adventures with Chipper the cheetah by Latta, Jan
Chipper, the cheetah, tells the young reader all about cheetahs - their history, habitat, behaviours and appearance. Spectacular photographs, facts and interesting websites.
K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 17534 : Adventures with Elle the elephant by Latta, Jan
Through exquisite photographs and interesting facts, we find out lots of details about Elle, the elephant, and her daily activities.
K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 42407 : Adventures with Gerry the giraffe by Latta, Jan
Giraffes are the tallest animals on the land. Meet Gerry and his family, and find out what they eat and where they live. Includes stunning photographs and interesting facts about giraffes.
K-2 booklist
No book cover. 11738 : Adventures with grandpa by Mastnak, Rosemary
On opening the door of his grandpa's shed, a young boy is transported into another world. And even better, his grandpa has the time to build and play with all the interesting stuff inside.
K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 15285 : Adventures with Kolah the koala by Latta, Jan
Kolah the koala tells the young reader all about koalas - their history, habitat, behaviours and appearance. Spectacular photographs, facts and interesting websites.
K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 15286 : Adventures with Lena the lion by Latta, Jan
Lena the lion tells the young reader all about lions - their history, habitat, behaviours and appearance. Spectacular photographs, facts and interesting websites.
K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 75895 : Adventures with Lennie the leopard by Latta, Jan
Lennie the leopard lives in the forests of Africa, where Lennie is learning how to hunt.
K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 42605 : Adventures with Mia the meerkat by Latta, Jan
Meet Mia and her family and see what they eat and where they live. Includes stunning photographs and lots of interesting facts about meerkats.
K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 50360 : Adventures with Ollie the orangutan by Latta, Jan
Ollie the orangutan lives in the rainforest, swinging through the trees.
K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 490 : Adventures with Ping-Ping the panda by Latta, Jan
Ping-Ping the panda talks about her everyday experiences. Includes exquisite photographs and interesting facts about pandas.
K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 15287 : Adventures with Rufus the rhinoceros by Latta, Jan
Rufus the rhinoceros tells the young reader all about rhinos - their history, habitat, behaviours and appearance. Spectacular photographs, facts and interesting websites.
K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 15288 : Adventures with Timba the tiger by Latta, Jan
Timba the tiger tells the young reader all about tigers - their history, habitat, behaviours and appearance. Spectacular photographs, facts and interesting websites.
K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 38984 : After by Gleitzman, Morris
Nazis are still invading Poland and Felix joins a group of partisans who are targeting the Nazis troops. Felix becomes the doctor's assistant, until he is left to fend for himself, at the same time as becoming a surrogate parents to both Jewish and German young children.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 55251 : After by Lawson, Sue
CJ was one of the popular, cool kids at his old school. Now, everything has changed. He is known as Callum, banished to the country to live with grandparents he has never met and who don't seem to want him there. Things are no better at school but worse still is the secret that Callum carries with him night and day.
7-9 booklist
No book cover. 8076 : After January by Earls, Nick
School is over for Alex Delaney and he's waiting for his tertiary offer which is only seventeen days away. The waiting is killing him. He's not expecting much from January, just bodysurfing and TV, but mainly waiting. So, he's not ready for the girl who cuts past him on a wave. January is about to change.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 10441 : Against the spin by Panckridge, Michael
Mitchell Grady is the new boy at Sandhurst School. Every year, the students compete to be the school's Sporting Legend - the best out of eight sports. The first round was surfing, this next one is cricket.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 4249 : Against the tide by Savvides, Irini
Katie and Matt are champion ocean swimmers who love a challenge that will test their training and skills to the limit. Effi and Christie live in a different world which is intense, funny, often overheated and far removed from the beach. When these two worlds meet, in a blend of love and loss, violence and prejudice, only the strongest will succeed in swimming against the tide.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 9411 : Alan the alien by Hall, Penny
A boy arrives on Clark's doorstep and says he is an exchange student but there is something not quite right. Alan Alyian is weird and he's full of surprises.
3-4 booklist
No book cover. 3154 : Alaska by Saliba, Sue
When Mia follows her sister halfway across the world to Alaska, she discovers that love can be found in the most unexpected and beautiful of places. Mia must find the courage to follow her heart in Alaska. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 9610 : Albert Ironstain by Condon, Bill
Albert Ironstain invents a great robot, Elvis, to be his identical twin but this invention turns out to be a very mixed blessing. Elvis is inclined to misunderstand commands with hilarious results and starts to develop a will of his own.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 14937 : Alby and the cat by Davidson, Leanne & Dale, Rae (ill)
Alby has just completed his training as a guide dog and arrives at his new owner's house. However, the neighbour's cat isn't nearly as enthusiastic about Alby's arrival.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 41035 : Alby and the cat: show business by Davidson, Leanne & Dingwall, Kim (ill)
Alby the guide dog is getting used to the cat next door. It saved his life, after all and Alby is almost fond of it. Then, suddenly, the cat disappears. Days pass and Alby is worried. It's not until Jim, his blind master, takes Alby to the Morvale Show that all becomes clear.
3-4 booklist
No book cover. 3 : Alex by Duder, Tessa
Alex is competing with Maggie for selection in the New Zealand Olympic Games' swimming team, when tragedy strikes.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 5417 : Alex and the watermelon boat by McKimmie, Chris
It's been raining and raining. The river has burst its banks and the dam is overflowing. Mum told Alex not to go outside. But, just then, Rabbit hopped out the open window.
K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 785 : Alexander Altmann A10567 by Zail, Suzy
Alexander is a Jewish boy during World War II and is being held in a camp. To survive, he toughens up and vows to make friends with nobody. He is given the job of caring for the soldiers' horses, where he is ordered to break in the commander's new horse, who is scared and damaged.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 7274 : Alexander the great: reckless conqueror by Wilkinson, Carole
Believing he was descended from Achilles and Hercules, Alexander set out to better their heroic deeds. For eight years, he led the Macedonians, mostly on foot, defeating huge armies and proving to be either a brilliant warrior or a ruthless invader.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 9621 : Alexander's outing by Allen, Pamela
'Stay close, take care', quacked Alexander's mother. But, Alexander is a wayward duckling. He straggles behind and disappears down a deep, dark hole.
K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 71921 : Alfie's search for destiny by Hardy, David
Confused about his destiny, Alfie sets off across the country to ask the animals for their advice, before returning home to discover the answer.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 76248 : Alice and the airy fairy by Clark, Margaret
Mary the airy fairy is coming to stay with Alice and her family. Is she a real fairy or just a free spirit.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 5602 : Alice and the Apple Blossom Fair by Bell, Davina & Masciullo, Lucia (ill)
It's 1918 and Alice has never felt lonelier. Her father is missing at sea, her brother, Teddy, is away at war and she's not allowed to speak to her best friend anymore. Alice tries to forget her worries by having a stall at the Apple Blossom Fair. But, when strange events start happening in the town, everything goes wrong. Alice just wants the war to be over and for her life to be the same again.
5-6 booklist
No book cover. 8969 : Alice of Peppermint Grove by Bell, Davina & Masciullo, Lucia (ill)
The war is over, summer has arrived and Alice is hopeful that life with her family will finally return to normal. However, nothing goes as expected. Her mother loses her job at the bank, the country is gripped with the deadly Spanish Influenza and there are problems between Alice and her best friend, Jilly. Even the return from Europe of Teddy, Alice's big brother, can't fix everything.
5-6 booklist
No book cover. 9176 : Alice-Miranda at camp by Harvey, Jacqueline
Alice-Miranda is at camp, but it's not all fun and games, as she keeps an eye on the newest student, who seems determined to case trouble. The camp is next door to Alice-Miranda's father's childhood home, which needs some investigation.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 92809 : Alice-Miranda at school by Harvey, Jacqueline
At the age of seven and one quarter, Alice-Miranda Highton-Smith-Kennington-Jones cheerfully waves goodbye to her weeping parents and takes her place at the Winchesterfield-Downsfordvale Academy for Proper Young Ladies. Alice-Miranda's optimism must overcome quite a few obstacles.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 45235 : Alice-Miranda at sea by Harvey, Jacqueline
Alice-Miranda is set for a luxurious cruise aboard the royal yacht Octavia, where Aunty Gee is hosting the wedding of Aunt Charlotte and Lawrence Ridley. Even Ambrosia Headlington-Bear has come along, much to her daughter Jacinta's surprise. Wild weather and rumours of a jewel thief throw the travellers into turmoil, but something else is giving Alice-Miranda one of her strange feelings.
3-4 booklist
No book cover. 6368 : Alice-Miranda at the palace by Harvey, Jacqueline
Alice-Miranda and her friends are invited to the palace for the Queen's celebration, but people are behaving strangely, with sinister things at play.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 17221 : Alice-Miranda in New York by Harvey, Jacqueline
New York is a blur of skyscrapers, hot dog carts and chats with zoo animals. Alice-Miranda is worried about her father and her friend Lucinda is shy about inviting Alice Mirand to her house. While solving these riddles, she still wants to search the amazing city.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 46121 : Alice-Miranda in Paris by Harvey, Jacqueline
Alica-Miranda and school friends are in Paris for fashion week, where some expensive fabric has been stolen from France's best known designer, showing a darker side to the glitz and glamour of Paris.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 33356 : Alice-Miranda on holiday by Harvey, Jacqueline
Alice-Miranda Highton-Smith-Kennington-Jones on holidays from the Winchesterfield-Downsfordvale Academy for Proper Ladies with new friend, Jacinta Headlington-Bear, has lots of smashing times. There's horse-riding, cake to eat, meeting old friends and new, plus solving a heinous crime.
3-4 booklist
No book cover. 1949 : Alice-Miranda shines bright by Harvey, Jacqueline
The sixth grade girls are preparing for a change to high school. Jacinta is being particularly grumpy and even with the most persistent questioning, no one quite knows why. When Myrtle Parker's husband awakes from his coma and disappears, Alice-Miranda puts on her detective hat. She's determined to find Reginald Parker, deter the politician and uncover exactly why Jacinta is playing up.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 36550 : Alice-Miranda Shows the Way by Harvey, Jacqueline
Alice-Miranda has a birthday to celebrate and a village show to look forward to. Things quickly go from bad to worse when Alice-Miranda's beloved Bony is horsenapped. Can Alice-Miranda uncover the culprit and get her horse back in time for Rockstar to compete in the race?
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 90454 : Alice-Miranda takes the lead by Harvey, Jacqueline
Alice-Miranda is thrilled to be back at school, where the girls are preparing a play with the neighbouring boys' school. But, it's not all glitter and stage lights. There are rumours of a witch in the woods and Jacinta and Millie are clashing with a rude new student and her pushy mother.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 7028 : Alive in the death zone by Hall, Lincoln
Mountaineer Lincoln Hall's miraculous story of climbing the world's highest mountain, being left for dead near the summit and then returning to life and safety. The world, including his family, had been told he was dead. Frostbite claimed Lincoln's fingers and toes and he lost nearly twenty kilograms. A story of courage and sheer determination.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 6 : All about Anna and Harriet and Christopher and me by Hathorn, Libby
Disasters seem to happen when Anna goes to visit her cousins every Saturday.
5-6 booklist
No book cover. 15514 : All about Jada by Mundine, Anthony & Luxton, Peter & Mundine, Danielle (ill)
This is a photo diary of the life of young Jada, daughter of boxer Anthony Mundine, the author of this book. Jada's special connection to her famous father inspired a tattoo.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 7016 : All cats have asperger syndrome by Hoopmann, Kathy
The similarities between cat behaviour and human personality are explored. Using photographs, a sensitive comparison is drawn between the humorous behaviour of cats and the behaviour of children which may be indicative of Asperger's syndrome.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 15292 : All dressed up by Campbell, Margaret & Pignataro, Anna (ill)
Gilly does not want to wear a frilly pink dress and be the flower girl at her cousin's wedding. Things just go from bad to worse, but, when your heart's in the right place and you give things your best shot, you can be a star in the most surprising ways.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 113863 : All fall down by Geason, Susan
Christobel, fourteen and heiress to a fortune, is bored and lonely until she decides to dress as a boy and rescue her servant's son who has been kidnapped. It becomes a dangerous game set in the crime and disease-ridden slums of The Rocks.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 8 : All in the blue unclouded weather by Klein, Robin
Set in a summer of the post war years of the 1940s, this is the story of three dynamic sisters growing up in poverty.
7-9 booklist
No book cover. 22436 : All set for the big wet by Foot, Mandy
The ants come scurrying one by one. Quickly, they're followed by swooping barn owls, trundling wombats, jumping kangaroos, striding brolgas and other favourite Australian animals, all in their race to get to the ark before the flood.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 9788 : All stars 1: Maddy goal defence by Costain, Meredith
At home, Maddy's life has changed since her Dad moved out. At school she just hangs out with her friend Jess. When they miss out on being selected for school netball team Maddy is disappointed but Sarah suggests they form their own team.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 18570 : All stars 2: Bree, centre by Tayleur, Karen
Bree is being noticed, but not in a good way. Bree wonders why all the girls who think they are good are giving her a hard time.
5-6 booklist
No book cover. 113935 : All stars 3: Josie wing attack by Costain, Meredith
Josie's sister is getting married and the whole house is crazy, but Josie just wants to play netball in the match of the season.
5-6 booklist
No book cover. 113938 : All stars 4: Jess wing defence by Renner, Clare
Jess feels that everyone just talks about netball, but she can't understand what all the fuss is about.
5-6 booklist
No book cover. 113943 : All stars 5: Sarah goal shooter by Renner, Clare
Sarah feels she is having a bad day, a bad year and it gets even worse when when Josh, the basketballer, falls for her.
5-6 booklist
No book cover. 113950 : All stars 6: Tara goal keeper by Ballantyne, Maryann
Tara knows the team can't play without her, she just needs to convince them of that.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 18571 : All stars 7: Mel goal attack by Tayleur, Karen
People have been telling Mel what to do her whole life and now that she has a choice, she doesn't know if she can do it.
5-6 booklist
No book cover. 113920 : All stars 8: Ali goal attack by Costain, Meredith
Ali feels like a loser, being on the sidelines all the time. Then, Stephanie turns up and things change.
5-6 booklist
No book cover. 599 : All the colours of paradise by Millard, Glenda & King, Stephen Michael (ill)
Since his arrival at the Kingdom of Silk, Perry Angel has learned a lot about love. Apart from dressing up as Superman, Perry's favourite thing is drawing. But, then, something happens and Perrry's friends are worried he might never draw again. Mr Kadri from the Colour Patch Cafe understands that, sometimes, there are no words to describe feelings and announces a new category in the annual art exhibition.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 9321 : All the questions you ever wanted to ask Adam Goodes by Williams, Jane & others
Three children interview great Aussie Rules footballer and role model for indigenous kids, Adam Goodes, who plays for the Sydney Swans.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 20811 : All the way to WA by Harvey, Roland
Uncle Kev is lost. He's looking for the rare Bearded Night Parrot and we're trying to find him. Join us on a trip across the Nullabor and all over Western Australia.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 54640 : All through the year by Godwin, Jane & Walker, Anna (ill)
Month by month, we are taken on a journey through the Australian seasons as well as this girl's loves and family traditions. It's everything that's fun about being a child, all year round.
K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 9 : All we know by French, Simon
All Arkie knows is that things are changing, the vacant block of land is being built on and everyone is talking about going to high school.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 2783 : Allosaurus ate my uncle, An by Falk, Nick & Flowers, Tony (ill)
When Susie won't hand over her pocket money to her mean cousin Walter, he locks her in the attic. But when a gigantic meat-eating dinosaur turns up, Walter's the one who gets scared. And when the dinosaur gobbles up Uncle Colin, it's time for Susie to save the day.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 2281 : Along the road to Gundagai by O'Hagan, Jack & McLean, Andrew (ill)
The words of this familiar song Australian song have inspired the illustrations to tell the story of young soldiers away fighting in World War I.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 43540 : Alpha monsters by Kennett, Chris
Journey through an amazing world of alphabet monsters to help A find his lost teddy.
K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 15293 : Alpha quest by Parish, Steve
An alphabet book about animals, to be shared. Beautifully illustrated with photographic collages.
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Image currently unavailable 35489 : Alpha quest by Whatley, Bruce & Smith, Rosie (ill)
Join the Alpha quest, a journey in search of treasure. Everyone is desperate to find the riches - Eagle and Emu, the Goldfish in Gliders, the Knight, the Pirate Pig, even the Violent Viking. But, only you can find the hidden pieces of the key to unlock the treasure.
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Image currently unavailable 7447 : Alphabet Town by Evans, Bryan & Moon, Kimberly
Poor Zero. Nobody took any notice of her because she didn't amount to anything. Then she net Spot the Dot. Together they discover Alphabet Town and learned that curiosity and imagination could change everything for the better.
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Image currently unavailable 114106 : Always by Pignataro, Anna
Oli's mamma explains how much she loves him in a way that he will understand. Her love is as magic as a starry night and more.
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Image currently unavailable 7864 : Always Jack by Gervay, Susanne
Jack's life is pretty good until things get complicated. Nanna is getting wobblier, his face goes red when he thinks about Anna and Mum and Rob's wedding is taking over the world. Then, his Mum gets breast cancer and the world starts spinning while his mum and family go through the whole experience of her illness.
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No book cover. 42 : Amazing and bizarre - ten wonderfully weird stories by Matthews, Penny (comp)
A collection of ten, strange stories, including one about a person who swam so much, he grew fins.
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Image currently unavailable 15131 : Amazing Australian mammals by Silkstone, Barry
One of the Amazing Australian series. An information book with interesting, simply presented facts and detailed photos of various Australian mammals. Maps, fact files and a glossary of words enhance the text.
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Image currently unavailable 82967 : Amazing bike ride, The by Nicholson, Lori & Emerson, David
This is the real life account of the seemingly impossible ride from Tamworth to Port Macquarie which Lorin undertook as a sixteen year old school student. With his father as backup, Lorin rode his trusty, old mountain bike 275km across the Great Dividing Range in just three days and with less than ten per cent vision.
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Image currently unavailable 8499 : Amazing facts about Australia's early explorers by Parish, Steve & Cox, Karin
Australia's early explorers were an odd bunch. Some were incredibly brave, others extremely foolhardy. Some formed friendships with Aborigines and respected their rights and traditions, others treated them very badly. Some gained fame and fortune, others lost their lives. All had a thirst for discovery.
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No book cover. 25945 : Amazing facts about Australia's early settlers by Parish, Steve & Cox, Karin
Australia is home to both an ancient, Indigenous culture and a young European influence. While their coexistence has been far from peaceful, both groups have proven to be tenacious, resourceful and resilient. Australia is the only country founded solely to contain convicts.
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Image currently unavailable 50809 : Amazing facts about Australian birds by Parish, Steve & Cox, Karin
Australia is one of the best places to watch the unique bird families that share our natural and urban environments. Find out how they evolved, how they survive and adapt in the face of human progress, and how they interact with each other.
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Image currently unavailable 25482 : Amazing facts about Australian wildlife conservation by Parish, Steve & Cox, Karin
Australia has unique, ancient landscapes, plants and animals. Humans have not always realised how incredible the natural wealth is and have exploited the environments, greatly affecting the flora and fauna. Australia has one of the worst extinction rates in the world but it's not too late to save our wild places.
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No book cover. 21519 : Amazing Fleadini, The by Miesen, Christina
The Flea Circus is the best show that Matt has ever seen. He is really excited when the circus superstar, the Amazing Fleadini, wants to stay at his place. But, his guest isn't quite the fun that Matt expects him to be.
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Image currently unavailable 17151 : Amazing Matilda Mudpuddle, The by Winch, Gordon & Texidor, Dee (ill)
Matilda Mudpuddle discovers she has exciting new powers. The beans from Tibet allow her to fly through the air.
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Image currently unavailable 1767 : Amazing Spencer Gray, The by Fitzpatrick, Deb
Spencer Gray is twelve - finally old enough to join Dad in his glider. His mates are going to be so jealous. Going up is awesome, but when disaster strikes, Spencer will need to be nothing short of amazing.
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Image currently unavailable 4214 : Amelia Dee and the peacock lamp by Hirsch, Odo
The large old house where Amelia, a young and talented writer lives, holds a secret that is linked to the origins of a rare brass lamp, decorated with animals and peacocks.
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Image currently unavailable 12040 : Amelia Ellicott's garden by Stafford, Liliana & King, Stephen Michael (ill)
Amelia Ellicott lives with her cat, Mustafah, in a fine, old house next to a block of flats. She is proud of her garden and her chickens. She has no one to share them with until one day a storm destroys it all and she finds the meaning of friendship.
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Image currently unavailable 2335 : Amina: through my eyes by Powers, J L & White, Lyn (ed)
Amina lives with her family in Somalia, a country that has endured drought and civil war for decades. Amina's father is betrayed and arrested. His artwork is seen as 'un-Islamic' and Amina no longer knows who she can trust. Food is scarce, her mother is pregnant and her grandmother ill. How will Amina now survive.
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Image currently unavailable 9267 : Among ants, between bees by McFarlane, Peter
An anthology covering a wide range of human experiences.
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Image currently unavailable 514 : Amy and Louis by Gleeson, Libby & Blackwood, Freya (ill)
Amy and Louis are best friends who call Cooee across the play area to each other. When Amy's family moves across the world, Louis wonders whether she will still hear his call.
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Image currently unavailable 11902 : Amy and the Wilpena flood by Bouma, Claudia
Amy and her friends take an exciting time travel adventure with the help of a rainbow necklace. After finding a map of South Australia with a mysterious location, the necklace takes them to Wilpena Pound in the early 1900s. Here they meet Jessie Hill, whose family is threatened by a disastrous flood. The girls learn about courage and the value of true friendship.
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Image currently unavailable 7504 : Anaconda ambush by D'Ath, Justin
Sam Fox is on a field trip with his uncle in the Amazon when he's swept over a waterfall into an underground lake and discovers a fortune in gold. But, there's an enormous anaconda lurking in the cave and the snake is just the first obstacle Sam will have to overcome if he's to get out of the Amazon alive.
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No book cover. 13750 : Ancient machine, The by Walker, Justyn
Georgie and Thomas are summoned to Allegoria to stop a machine that is ticking down to the end of the world. They enlist the help of a troupe of travelling daredevils.
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No book cover. 65227 : Andy Roid and the avalanche of evil by Arena, Felice
Judd's on a rescue mission, and he's brought Andy along as his weapon of choice. Can Andy help Judd and bring down the forces of evil and still stay true to what he believes in. The pressure's on and the stakes have never been higher.
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Image currently unavailable 1378 : Andy Roid and the Camp Howl crusades by Arena, Felice
When you're half boy, half machine, it's hard not to be a hero. Andy is starting to enjoy his new life but he might not be the only one who's hiding a secret. Andy's parents think the safest place for him is school camp. They couldn't be more wrong.
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Image currently unavailable 16870 : Andy Roid and the field trip terror by Arena, Felice
Andy's trying to live an ordinary life, despite his extraordinary powers. But, when a field trip goes terribly wrong, Andy has to decide whether to save the day and risk blowing his cover. With the evil Dr Baffi on his trail, it could be the last decision he'll ever make.
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No book cover. 25163 : Andy Roid and the heroes of the night by Arena, Felice
Andy and Judd are on a mission but it's possible that Andy's awesome powers won't be enough. Someone who Andy cares may lose their life to protect him. It's the toughest night of Andy's life and he'll have to summon all his courage to outwit a merciless enemy.
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Image currently unavailable 2405 : Andy Roid and the sinister showdown by Arena, Felice
Andy must take the fight to the enemy and win to save the people who mean the most to him. This time, there's nowhere left to turn and everything is on the line.
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Image currently unavailable 25780 : Andy Roid and the superhuman secret by Arena, Felice
When you're half boy, half machine, it's hard not to be a hero. Andy's just a regular kid with a normal, everyday life. Or is he? Why is? And who are his parents really? He's about to find out who his parents are and why a sinister scientist is out to kidnap him. These superhuman secrets will change everything.
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No book cover. 2315 : Andy Roid and the tracks of death by Arena, Felice
Andy and Judd are undercover in Switzerland. Their mission is to find the headquarters of the evil Blaireau Corporation, but why is Judd so freaked out. One thing's for sure, Andy's upgraded powers and hardware are certainly going to get a workout.
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Image currently unavailable 6894 : Andy Roid and the turbine runaways by Arena, Felice
For the first time Andy is on his own and having the time of his life. But, Andy may be putting other lives in jeopardy because, when you're a superhero, a simple mistake can have terrible consequences.
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Image currently unavailable 70363 : Angel creek by Rippin, Sally
There are only two things that Jelly likes about the new house on Rosemary Street, the old apricot tree and the creek over the back fence. One night, Jelly and her cousins spot something in the creek's dark waters. At first, they think it's a bird but it's a baby angel with a broken wing. Jelly decides to keep it. But, she soon discovers that you can't just take something from where it belongs and expect that it won't be missed.
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Image currently unavailable 15400 : Angel fever by Carmody, Isobelle
In Quentaris, a beautiful, young man is saved from attack by Eely who everyone thinks is unattractive and simple-minded. The young man has lost something and Eely helps him find it and begins to realise the importance of inner beauty.
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Image currently unavailable 2855 : Angel fish by Wilkinson, Lili
Historical novel based on the medieval Children's Crusades. Stefan, a charismatic, religious leader, has convinced Gabriel that only children will be able to liberate the Holy Land from the Infidel. Together, they raise an army and make the arduous journey over the Alps. The power of Stefan's promises dim as they suffer many misadventures.
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Image currently unavailable 53254 : Angel of Kokoda by Wilson, Mark
Kari knows a lot about his jungle home but he doesn't know why there is fighting in the village of Kokoda. When Kari finds a wounded Australian soldier, he knows he cannot leave him. They must retreat along the Kokoda Track with the enemy following.
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No book cover. 12 : Angel with a mouth-organ, The by Mattingley, Christobel & Lacis, Astra (ill)
Two children listen to their mother's memories of wartime.
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Image currently unavailable 11265 : Animal architects by Nicholson, John
An illustrated, factual book about shells, nests, mounds, bowers, galleries, dens and lodges. These are homes that animals around the world build to shelter themselves and their young.
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Image currently unavailable 5318 : Animal heroes by Hill, Anthony
Short stories about animals involved in Australian armed conflicts, from WWI to more recent times. The animals display bravery under fire, mateship and loyalty, the same attributes shown by the ANZACs.
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Image currently unavailable 640 : Animalia by Base, Graeme
This stunning book of illustrations from A to Z has hidden puzzles and ideas that fascinate all ages.
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Image currently unavailable 9533 : Animals scare me stiff by Cole, Babette
Tom is very scared of animals. He imagines being eaten by a dog, squeezed to death by a snake, spiders crawling up his nose and birds pecking off his ears. But, Tom has the scariest secret weapon of all.
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Image currently unavailable 8791 : Animals: on the world's rare and endangered species by Fleming, Garry
Many of the world's beautiful animals are now in danger of extinction. In this book Garry Fleming captures the unique beauty of some of these animals and provides information about the animals and their plight.
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Image currently unavailable 15 : Anna the goanna and other poems by McDougall, Jill & Taylor, Jenny (ill)
A colourful, engaging picture book containing a collection of poems about living in an Aboriginal community.
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Image currently unavailable 18320 : Annie's chair by Niland, Deborah
Annie doesn't allow anyone else to sit in her chair. When Benny curls up on the chair and refuses to move, Annie faces a dilemma.
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Image currently unavailable 112264 : Antarctic close-up by Edwards, Hazel & Parkee, Meegan (ill)
John finds himself caught up in an Antarctic adventure that happened in 1911 when he travels back in time using one of his inventions. A chance to discover the Antarctic through the writing of someone who has been there.
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No book cover. 17 : Antarctica by McDonald, Kellie
This book contains a vast amount of information about the environment and life in Antarctica.
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No book cover. 82528 : Antarctica book: life in a freezer, The by Norman, Mark
Antarctica is at the bottom of our planet and the coldest place on earth. Find out about the animals that live there and how these clever creatures survive. Includes detailed information, beautiful colour photos and a scale to measure each animal against humans.
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No book cover. 14507 : Antarctica: the heart of the world by Tulloch, Coral
Take a journey to Antarctica with this comprehensive and highly illustrated guide. Learn about Antarctica's unique geography, its rare beauty, the captivating animal and plant life, human exploration and scientific research. Discover what it's like to live in an Antarctic station and how to survive on the ice.
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No book cover. 19 : Anthony Mundine (Aussie stars) by McCallum, Grant
Anthony Mundine's biography shows how he wanted to follow in his sporting father's footsteps.
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Image currently unavailable 15037 : Anton rocks on by Metzenthen, David
Anton might only be little in stature but he has a great talent. By the time he reaches high school, Anton has heard all the size jokes. His resourcefulness and music save the day and the Rock Eisteddfod.
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Image currently unavailable 18 : Antonio S and the mystery of Theodore Guzman by Hirsch, Odo
Antonio lives with his parents in the tower of an old house. In the same area lives a recluse actor called Theodore Guzman. Antonio draws him out by presenting a play. In turn, Guzman leads Antonio into the magical world of theatre.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 59878 : Anzac biscuits by Cummings, Phil & Swan, Owen (ill)
A young father is away at war, his wife and daughter waiting at home, sometimes making Anzac biscuits. Life at war is grey and cold, but opening the tin of biscuits from home brings comfort.
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Image currently unavailable 46892 : Anzac tale, An by Starke, Ruth & Holfeld, Greg (ill)
What the friends first thought would be an adventure soon turns to disaster. The day after landing at Anzac Cove on 25 April 1915, more than 2000 Anzacs are dead. As the campaign drags on, life for Wally and Roy becomes a battle of endurance against a plucky enemy, a hostile landscape, flies, fleas, cold and disease.
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Image currently unavailable 20 : Anzacs at Gallipoli: a story for Anzac Day, The by Pugsley, Chris & Lockyer, John
An account of the military campaign at Gallipoli during World War One, and the consequences for Australia.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 17116 : Aphrodite Alexandra by Bouras, Gillian & Pignataro, Anna (ill)
Aphrodite Alexandra is named after both her grandmothers who grew up in different countries and don't want anything to do with each other at all. Aphrodite Alexandra visits both grandmothers often and loves the stories they tell her about their childhoods. She realises they both have more in common than they think.
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Image currently unavailable 22012 : Apollo by Winch, Gordon & Pym, Stephen (ill)
Apollo the Powerful Owl decides to change his diet, but when he does his tummy growls and grumbles and rumbles and tumbles, and he feels sick and weak. Wilfred the Wise Old Owl gives him some sensible advice.
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Image currently unavailable 21 : Apostle bird, The by Disher, Garry
Set in the Western Australian goldfields in the 1930s, Neil describes the sometimes violent life on the diggings.
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Image currently unavailable 5114 : Applesauce and the Christmas miracle by Millard, Glenda & King, Stephen Michael (ill)
Applesauce, the pig, learns the true meaning of Christmas coming from the heart. The Shepherd family from up the road and all the aunts bearing gifts arrive at the shed dwelling of Joe and Marigold, who have lost their home in a bushfire. This story parallels the biblical story of the first Christmas.
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Image currently unavailable 61213 : April Underhill, tooth fairy by Graham, Bob
April and Esme Underhill have never collected a tooth before. Mum and Dad have always done it. But, tonight, it's their turn. So, equipped with a bag, a coin and a mobile phone, the sisters head for Daniel Dangerfield's house, and a very unusual first tooth visit.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 9571 : Arabella by Orr, Wendy & Gamble, Kim (ill)
Matthew and his grandfather sail to his grandfather's island. They discover the love that can exist between a child and his grandfather, the beauty and ferocity of the sea and the joy and exhilaration of sailing, even in a wheelchair.
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Image currently unavailable 21638 : Archie Cupid and Lizzie Imp by England, Kathryn & Sheehan, Peter (ill)
Archie Cupid is a perfect angel. Lizzie Imp is just perfectly naughty. They don't like each other until Archie's arrow and Lizzie's spitball miss their targets and everything changes.
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No book cover. 7083 : Archie's letter: an Anzac Day story by Flanagan, Martin & Walters, Ainsley (ill)
The story of an ordinary man who went to fight in World War II. It tells how he dealt with his wartime experiences, how, at the age of ninety one, he agreed to meet a group of elderly Japanese women interested in world peace, and how he could never forget the young men who were with him during the war and who didn't come back.
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Image currently unavailable 15132 : Are we there yet by Lester, Alison
Join Grace and her family on their adventurous and, sometimes, funny expedition around Australia. A warm, heartfelt story based on an actual journey undertaken by the award-winning author and illustrator, Alison Lester.
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Image currently unavailable 2511 : Are you seeing me by Groth, Darren
Nineteen-year-old twins, Justine and Perry, embark on a holiday to North America. Perry has a brain condition that can cause him to become distressed and behave in inappropriate ways, and after the death of their father, Justine has become his sole carer. This trip will mark a shift in their relationship, towards independence, and an opportunity for their absent mother to atone for past mistakes.
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Image currently unavailable 22 : Ariel, Zed and the secret of life by Fienberg, Anna & Gamble, Kim (ill)
Ariel's writer mother sends misbehaving characters to an island school for Rebellious Characters. This summer, she sends Ariel and Zed. A cast of eccentric characters includes an insomniac Sleeping Beauty. A tale of action and self-discovery.
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Image currently unavailable 15727 : Aristotle by King-Smith, Dick & Graham, Bob (ill)
Delightful story of a young kitten who becomes a witch's cat and goes through most of his nine lives being rescued by his kind witch, Bella Donna.
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Image currently unavailable 670 : Ark in the park by Orr, Wendy & Millard, Kerry (ill)
The delightful story of Sophie, a lonely girl living in a big city, and her three secret wishes. Two of the wishes seem impossible but the third is, perhaps, not so impossible.
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No book cover. 671 : Ark of dreams, The by Whitmore, Andrew
After falling from a boat, Tom and Alice, find themselves on board the Golden Ship, an ark carrying mythical creatures such as unicorns, griffins and basilisks. The ship is sailed by friendly but suspicious elves and a dwarf until it is sabotaged.
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Image currently unavailable 13953 : Arnie Avery by Walker, Sue
Lately, nothing is going right for thirteen year old Arnie. Ever since it happened, his family, especially his mother, has been behaving strangely. At school, he is accused of cheating and now Jacko has challenged him to a fight. He has to get his life sorted out and deal with what happened.
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Image currently unavailable 9564 : Arno the garbo by Crew, Gary & Smith, Craig
An off-the-wall picture book about Arno who lives in the middle of his family's junkyard making him unpopular, mostly because of the smell. But, when Arno brings an exciting invention to school made from recycled garbage, the situation changes.
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Image currently unavailable 8120 : Arrival, The by Tan, Shaun
The Arrival gives us great insight into the process of leaving your homeland and trying to find a new place in the world. The journey can be frightening, inspiring and emotional for all displaced persons. Many stories are told through Tan's illustrations.
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Image currently unavailable 15731 : Art, history, place by Nicholls, Christine
A recognised art expert looks at the astonishing diversity of visual work done by Indigenous Australians today, while exploring the traditions and influences that shaped their work. Although much Indigenous art is part of an artistic movement over forty thousand years old, Indigenous artists also have a remarkable capacity to use new media, styles and subject matter in their work.
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Image currently unavailable 10228 : Art, land, story by Nicholls, Christine
A look at some of the traditions from which Indigenous art has come, with an emphasis on the continuous links between Indigenous art, place and The Dreaming. It shows the extraordinary diversity that has always been a feature of Australian Indigenous art.
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Image currently unavailable 778 : Arthur's dream boat by Dunbar, Polly
Arthur has an amazing dream about a pink and green boat with a striped mast. He can't wait to tell his family about it. But when he tries, no one (not even the dog) is interested in listening. In fact, they don't even notice when the very same boat gradually appears on his head, growing larger and larger by the minute.
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No book cover. 23 : As I grew older by Abdulla, Ian
Ian Abdulla tells of his life and experiences growing up in a traditional Aboriginal family, living the Nunga way of life on the Murray River in the 1950s.
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Image currently unavailable 24 : Ash Road by Southall, Ivan
A group of children have to battle a bushfire with only two elderly men to help them.
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Image currently unavailable 21059 : Ash Rover: keeper of the phoenix by Darlison, Aleesah
Ash Rover stumbles across a phoenix egg, but this magical bird is going to bring danger to his village. Ash is soon on a desperate quest to save his family and friends.
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Image currently unavailable 683 : Ashling by Carmody, Isobelle
As head of Obernewtyn's Farseeker Guild, Elspeth Gordie must travel to the lowlands to seal an alliance between Obernewtyn and the rebel forces that oppose the totalitarian Council. Yet, her dreams call her to a completely different purpose. Elspeth must destroy what remains of the weapons that brought unimaginable chaos, death and mutation to her world.
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Image currently unavailable 88118 : Asphalt and feathers by Sydney Youth Writing Competition
Be inspired to write by reading the winning poems, short stories and plays from students in Years 3-6 in the 2008 Sydney Youth Writing Competition. Participants had to include the signature words, feathers and/or asphalt, in their entries.
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Image currently unavailable 9199 : Astrid Spark fixologist: the girl with the incredible, magnetic fingers by D'Ath, Justin
The silly, inventive and fun adventures of a girl with a magnetic finger.
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Image currently unavailable 25 : At Ardilla by Rubinstein, Gillian
Jen returns to Ardilla, a well-loved, old holiday home, and struggles to understand the changing relationships between families and friends.
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Image currently unavailable 15133 : At the beach: postcards from Crabby Spit by Harvey, Roland
Crabby Spit is cool. A beach holiday told via postcards. Wonderfully illustrated in a Where's Wally style.
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Image currently unavailable 7906 : Audrey goes to town by Harris, Christine & James, Ann (ill)
Audrey can't wait to get to the tiny town of Beltana. It's full of amazing things like trains, glass windows and a shop that sells lollies. But, when Mum gets sick, Audrey and her little brother, Dougie, must stay alone with Mrs Paterson, a strict old lady who looks like a burnt stick. Audrey starts to think that even a town full of people can't stop you feeling lonely.
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Image currently unavailable 739 : Audrey of the outback by Harris, Christine & James, Ann (ill)
Audrey lives in the remote outback with her family. Her life is hard and lonely while Dad is away working. Audrey does extra jobs to help her Mum but hates cleaning out the chook pen or helping with the long drop dunny. Audrey and her friend, Stumpy, ponder important questions like whether she should be a girl or a man, and whether it would be better to be a sheep or a cow.
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Image currently unavailable 65874 : Audrey's big secret by Harris, Christine & James, Ann (ill)
Audrey knows only too well the importance of family and what it means to be apart from those you love. But, in order to protect her friend, Audrey will need to keep the truth from her parents. She is torn between keeping a promise and telling the truth. Choices are never easy, especially when someone could be hurt.
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Image currently unavailable 40643 : Aunties three, The by Bland, Nick
Pack up your games, dismantle your toys, practise your manners and muffle your noise. Watch the mayhem unfold as three, bold aunts enter the house of three, unruly children who try their very best to welcome the guests for tea.
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No book cover. 58782 : Aussie dog by Nilsson, Eleanor & Norling, Beth (ill)
Sophie wants a dog. Not just any dog, but a proper Aussie Outback dog. She doesn't want a dog like Boris, who can't even run after sticks. But sometimes the best dog is the dog that needs you.
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Image currently unavailable 6887 : Aussie night before Christmas, An by Morrison, Yvonne & Niland, Kilmeny (ill)
Christmas in the middle of an Australian summer means Santa has to find new ways to deliver his presents.
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No book cover. 27669 : Aussie notables: Banjo Paterson by Drummond, Allan & Lumsden, Glenn (ill)
Andrew Barton Paterson spent his early years in country NSW. He was sent to finish his education in Sydney, where he eventually worked as a lawyer. Paterson missed the bush and, using the pseudonym, the Banjo, began to write poems and stories that brought the bush to the city. He is famous for The Man from Snowy River and Waltzing Matilda. Banjo's face appears on Australia's ten dollar note.
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No book cover. 2431 : Aussie notables: Edith Cowan by Drummond, Allan & Lumsden, Glenn (ill)
The first woman elected to any Australian parliament, and the second to any English speaking country. Discover how Edith Cowan overcame a tragic childhood to become a feminist heroine.
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Image currently unavailable 85473 : Aussie notables: Henry Parkes by Drummond, Allan & Lumsden, Glenn (ill)
Henry Parkes was the earliest advocate of a Federal Council of the colonies of Australia, a precursor to the Federation of Australia. He arrived in Sydney almost penniless and began work on a farm at Penrith. He was always trying to change the world around him and, once he became involved in politics, his future was assured. Henry Parkes is featured on Australia's five dollar note.
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Image currently unavailable 18135 : Aussie notables: John Flynn by Drummond, Allan & Lumsden, Glenn (ill)
Informative account of the story of John Flynn, the founder of the Flying Doctor Service whcih helps to save the lives of those living in the most rermote parts of Australia.
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Image currently unavailable 47681 : Aussie notables: John Monash by Drummond, Allan & Lumsden, Glenn (ill)
General Sir John Monash became the corps commander of the Australian Infantry Forces during World War I. He was also responsible for the remarkably efficient repatriation of 160,000 Australian soldiers after the war. Monash has been immortalised on Australia's one hundred dollar bank note.
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Image currently unavailable 5893 : Aussie notables: Mary Gilmore by Drummond, Allan & Lumsden, Glenn (ill)
Dame Mary Gilmore had a varied and active life. Born and raised in Wagga Wagga, Mary was a schoolteacher, socialist, journalist, poet and girl friend of Henry Lawson, whose adventures took her to Paraguay and Patagonia. Dame Mary is featured on Australia's five dollar note.
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No book cover. 11323 : Aussie notables: Mary Reiby by Drummond, Allan & Lumsden, Glenn (ill)
Mary Reibey became Australia's richest woman but she had a skeleton in her closet. Orphaned after the death of her mother, father and a caring grandmother, she ran away from home disguised as a boy, 'borrowed' a horse and was sent to NSW. Read about her experiences as a criminal and how she found her way to the top.
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No book cover. 2428 : Aussie notables: Nellie Melba by Drummond, Allan & Lumsden, Glenn (ill)
Nellie was the biggest entertainment star we have ever had on the world stage. She claimed to be a simple Australian girl at heart, but she didn't get to the top without having a few less admirable characteristics.
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Image currently unavailable 9465 : Aussiemaze by Bowring, Jane & Rossell, Judith
A unique book that presents descriptions of ten Australian animals, including their behaviours, habitats and predators, in a maze format that shows their natural environment.
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Image currently unavailable 33427 : Australia by Mahoney, Melanie (ed) & Madden, Bec (ed)
Come and explore your country, Australia. Find out where it is in the world and what it looks like. Discover our history, who our first people were and how the first European settlers arrived. Compare how people live now, the different animals and environments in Australia and some of our national pastimes.
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Image currently unavailable 12404 : Australia at the beach by Fatchen, Max & Jellett, Tom (ill)
A funny, rhyming story about a family and their friends celebrating Australia Day at the beach.
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Image currently unavailable 125518 : Australia's critically endangered animals by Roc, Margaret & Hawke, Kathleen
Well-organised under clear headings and well-presented information on Australia's critically endangered animals with contents, websites, a glossary and ideas for related things to do.
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No book cover. 20703 : Australia's deadly and dangerous animals and plants by Roc, Margaret & Hawke, Kathleen
Well-organised under clear headings and well-presented information on Australia's deadly and dangerous animals and plants with contents, websites, a glossary and ideas for related things to do.
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No book cover. 13384 : Australia's deadly and dangerous animals: fact file by Cermak, Michael (phot)
Find out about fifty-six species of Australian animals categorised as deadly, dangerous, harmful or disease carrying. Interesting information and close-up coloured photographs of snakes, crocodiles, insects, spiders, marine life and mammals indicate their physical characteristics, the effects of their venom, where they are commonly found and the number of human deaths they cause.
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Image currently unavailable 14109 : Australia's greatest inventions & innovations by Cheng, Christopher & Knight, Linsay
Imagine a world without wi-fi or clothes lines or lawnmowers or Vegemite or dual-flush toilets or even mousetraps. Weird, huh? These are just a few of the many inventions that have been created by clever Australians to solve some of life's difficult problems. Suitable for Stage 2 and Stage 3.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 5052 : Australia, a global nation 1976-today by Barrett, Rees
Explore the fascinating story of Australia, from its ancient Indigenous past to the present day, through the biographies of significant people. Find out how these people brought important changes to Australian society through their knowledge, actions or achievements.
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Image currently unavailable 25724 : Australian animals by Mahoney, Melanie (ed) & Madden, Bec (ed)
Bright, interesting images and facts tell you about most of the iconic Australian native animals. Find out what they eat, where they live, the impact of introduced species and how you can help Australian native animals.
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Image currently unavailable 45305 : Australian backyard explorer by Macinnis, Peter
Australian history joins with science to bring the world of the explorer to life. Each chapter contains an historical section plus a related project and some quirky but interesting facts. Trying to stay alive and keeping an eye on the weather are just as applicable today as they were two hundred years ago. Tales of tragedy, conflict and death, loyalty, amazing perseverance and wonderment.
7-9 booklist
No book cover. 5053 : Australian backyard naturalist by Macinnis, Peter
Ever wondered what all those tiny bugs are that you see when you look very closely at a rosebud on a rosebush? Ever wanted to be able to identify a bird just from hearing its song? Want to learn how to keep a pet ant lion? All that and more is to be found within this informative book. Features personal accounts from the author's experiences with many of the species mentioned.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 26 : Australian bushrangers by Coupe, Robert
This history of bushranging in Australia gives details about many bushrangers.
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Image currently unavailable 5855 : Australians all by Wheatley, Nadia & Searle, Ken (ill)
Covers the history of our continent from the Ice Age to the Apology, from the arrival of the First Fleet to the Mabo Judgement. Some of the subjects of the eighty mini-biographies of young Australians have become nationally or even internationally famous. Others were legends in their own families and communities.
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Image currently unavailable 1324 : Ava adds by Dubosarsky, Ursula & White, Annie (ill)
Ava loves playing shops. Can she get Billy to buy anything.
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Image currently unavailable 73222 : Ava Anne Appleton: accidental adventurer by Harmer, Wendy & Edmonds, Andrea (ill)
Ava has an orderly life, which is just how she likes it. Then her parents decide it is time to travel Australia for one year, but it sounds like a terrible adventure to Ava.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 14990 : Avoid being a convict sent to Australia by Costain, Meredith & Antram, David (ill)
A light-hearted but factual account of the social conditions and crimes that led to convicts being transported to Australia. An accurate and vivid account is given of life when Australia is reached. Cartoon-style illustrations add to humour.
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Image currently unavailable 9317 : Awesome, Australian art for contemporary kids by Cree, Laura Murray
Describing contemporary artworks and the intentions of the artists. The relevance of these works for today's kids is revealed.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 12195 : Axminster the carpet snake by Edwards, Hazel & Wilson, Rosemary (ill)
A loveable pet snake at Axminster School goes missing in this sequel to the story of Stickybeak, the school pet duck with attitude.
K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 47411 : Ayu and the perfect moon by Cox, David
In Bali, an old woman, Ayu, tells a story to three little girls. When she was a young girl, Ayu moved her feet as she performed the traditional Balinese dance, the Legong, as the full moon rose over the palms.
K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 6635 : Aztec attack by Carter, Charlie & Jeffery, Russell (ill)
There's something fishy about this mission. Not only is Battle Boy 005 dressed as a big bird but there's something Professor Perdu isn't telling him. There are more gadgets than ever before and Skin is scanning the faces of all the Aztecs and Spaniards, looking for something.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 12307 : Babs the baby and Fog the dog by Wild, Margaret
Every day, mum, Babs the baby and Fog the dog go for a walk. One day, Fog the dog sits on his bottom and won't move. The others don't know what to do.
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Image currently unavailable 12398 : Baby by Cox, Tania & James, Ann (ill)
One day, baby elephant will be big and strong but for now she has much to learn from her loving family.
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Image currently unavailable 725 : Baby bilby, where do you sleep by Oliver, Narelle
Take a peek through the peepholes in this rhyming book and discover the secret hiding places of baby bilby and other Australian desert creatures.
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No book cover. 52270 : Baby bird's blankie by Wild, Margaret & Perkins, Gwyn (ill)
Baby bird loves his blankie. He finds it is not only a comfort but also fun to play with, particularly when it's time to go to sleep.
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Image currently unavailable 12308 : Baby Boomsticks by Wild, Margaret & Legge David (ill)
In a teeny-tiny village, a teeny-tiny mum and a teeny-tiny dad have an enormous baby. They call him Baby Boomsticks. Everyone is scared of him so Baby Boomsticks has to play all by himself.
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Image currently unavailable 12109 : Baby sister for Frances by Hoban, Russell
Frances is so jealous of her new baby sister and all the attention being given to her that she runs away. But not too far so she can hear if she is being missed.
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Image currently unavailable 7919 : Baby tawnies by Paulson, Judy
As darkness falls, two tawny frogmouths fly into the forest to find food. Far above the ground, Reggie and Lyla are left alone. But, the little tawnies don't plan to stay in the nest.
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Image currently unavailable 23029 : Baby wombat's week by French, Jackie & Whatley, Bruce (ill)
Baby wombats sleep. They eat. They get bored. On Wednesday, baby wombat's mother, Mothball, decides they need a bigger hole and the search begins.
K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 12301 : Bad buster by Laguna, Sofie
Being bad is what Buster does best until his dad thinks of a way to sort him out.
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Image currently unavailable 14442 : Bad eggs by Wide, Steve & Mackintosh, Michelle (ill)
Hard Boiled Egg has a mystery to solve in the fridge. It takes him through all the shelves as he tries to catch the Bad Eggs. A very punny story, written in simple text.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 28 : Bad girls by Wilson, Jacqueline
Mandy has been picked on at school for as long as she can remember. She can't believe it when cheeky, daring Tanya wants to be her friend. But, Mum thinks Tanya is not a suitable friend and, when Tanya shoplifts, there is trouble ahead.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 67653 : Bad news for Milk Bay by Simons, Moya
David and Bernice's business is slow and supplies are low. At a protest rally, David and Bernice are on opposite sides as the Mayor talks about the most exciting potential development Milk Bay has ever seen. David's infallible nose senses there's mischief afoot. He's keen to investigate but, first, there's the matter of Flick's grandmother's ring. And paying jobs should come first.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 11129 : Bajirriga the turtle by Fourmile, Trevor & Fourmile, Lillian (ill)
Foolish Bajirriga, an Aboriginal boy, fails to cooperate with his community, preferring to go to the beach and swim while they gather food. Ignoring his parents' advice to come out of the water, he begins to transform into a turtle.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 1785 : Bakir and Bi by Boyd, Jillian & Mordey, Tori-Jay (ill)
Bakir and Mar live on a remote island called Egur with their two young children. While fishing, Bakir comes across a very special pelican named Bi. A famine occurs, and life on the island is no longer harmonious. One day Bakir and Bi disappear and Mar and the children are forced to make the journey to another island by canoe and so begins the adventure.
5-6 booklist
No book cover. 13449 : Balancing act by Kelly, Bernadette
Annie Boyd's whole world is turned upside down when her family moves to Ridgeview. The only good thing about her new life is the local pony club. Even there, she struggles to truly belong.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 13230 : Ballad of Cauldron Bay, The by Honey, Elizabeth
Henni is looking forward to the Easter holiday at Cauldron Bay with her best friend, Zev, and some of the younger kids from Stella Street. She becomes jealous when her beach holiday is invaded by troubled teenager, Tara.
7-9 booklist
No book cover. 614 : Ballroom bonanza by Rycroft, Nina
The most amazing dance contest you will ever see including affluent alpacas, groovy goats and impetuous impalas. The donkeys demonstrate the disco, flamingos do the flamenco and hippos perform the hip-hop. When the band's instruments are hidden, you will have to help find them so that the competition can continue. Beautifully crafted rhyme with exquisite illustrations with mystery and monkey business.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 9556 : Baloney, Henry P by Scieszka, Jon & Smith, Lane
A rollicking picture book about not so alien Henry, who late for school, spins an increasingly fantastic and complicated explanation to his sceptical teacher.
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Image currently unavailable 32 : Bamboo flute, The by Disher, Garry
Twelve year old Paul tries to raise the spirits of his father and others during the Great Depression by reintroducing music into their lives. A tramp, Eric the Red has shown Paul how to make a bamboo flute.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 1184 : Banjo and Ruby Red by Gleeson, Libby & Blackwood, Freya (ill)
Banjo is a hard-working farm dog and Ruby Red is a haughty chicken, and they never see eye to eye. Can they ever be friends.
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Image currently unavailable 6060 : Banjo bounces back by Hume, Lachie
Banjo is a hoofball star. He and his friend, Bella, just love the game. But, when Banjo gets injured, he finds it's easier to stay in bed and play Haystation and suck on molasses. Bella is desperate for Banjo to play hoofball again.
K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 27230 : Barlay by Kickett-Tucker, Cheryl & Gibbs, Tracey (ill) & Morgan, Sally (ed)
Sometimes, grown-ups tell scary stories to teach kids a lesson. And, sometimes, those scary stories turn out to be true. Sarah, Jay and Rene find out the hard way what sort of tale their Nan's Woordatj story is when they wander off into the bush, despite her warnings.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 6639 : Barnesy by Webster, Allayne & Jellett, Tom (ill)
Hannaford's family loves naming things and now it's Hannaford's turn to name the baby lamb. He also invents something to help teach the mother sheep how to walk again.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 9326 : Barrumbi kids, The by Norrington, Leonie
Dale and Tomias, live in the outback. They have a deep love for the wild, ancient land that is their home and move easily between their Aboriginal and white cultures, until someone turns up to spoil their last year at the community school.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 56180 : Barry by Thompson, Colin
Barry has awesome powers, which he releases from the back of the couch where he is stuck, to save the Earth from falling apart.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 781 : Bartlett and the city of flames by Hirsch, Odo
When Bartlett, Jacques le Grand and Gozo emerge from the Margoulis Caverns into daylight and the heat of the stonefields, little do they realise that they are about to embark on a wonderful adventure.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 783 : Bartlett and the forest of plenty by Hirsch, Odo
Bartlett and his companions are on an expedition to discover what lies beyond the great Gircassian Rift. They look down on a huge expanse of trees and young Gozo sees - or does he - a flash of white.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 784 : Bartlett and the ice voyage by Hirsch, Odo
The first adventure of Bartlett. The young queen is sent presents from every corner of her seven kingdom's but not the present she wants. Bartlett, the explorer, is the man to help her.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 12963 : Bartlett and the island of kings by Hirsch, Odo
Stranded on a volcanic island, Bartlett and his companions find people under the sway of the Machan, the holder of the true book. They have five days to unravel the riddle before they must climb the volcano and never come back.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 74181 : Bat and the crocodile, The by Lofts, Pamela (comp) & Dolumyu, Jack (teller)
This story comes from the Aboriginal people at Warmun (Turkey Creek) in Western Australia. It was told in the Kija language. Describes why bats now live in caves because of the killing of a fellow creature.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 789 : Batter up by Clark, Sherryl & Stewart, Chantal (ill)
Hayley wants to know why her best friend, Spit, has suddenly dumped her. What she discovers is very strange, stranger than she could have imagined.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 2949 : Battle bust-up by Carter, Charlie & Jeffery, Russell (ill)
There's a top secret mission ahead. Battle Boy 005 has to dodge tanks and chariots, spears and bullets, and convince Alexander the Great that he's not a Persian spy. He needs Professor Perdu's most secret invention, the BEK.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 9066 : Battle for Rondo, The by Rodda, Emily
Peril awaits Leo and Mimi on their return to Rondo. With the help of Rondo's best witches and wizards, their friends plan to combat the Blue Queen's attacks. But defence is no longer enough. The queen has a dragon and is plotting a terrible revenge on those who defied her. A daring plan, a reckless quest and a mysterious prophecy test the friends' wits and courage as they plunge into danger and battle.
5-6 booklist
No book cover. 14098 : Battle of the jade horse by Lloyd, Alison
Battle of the Jade Horse Author: Alison Lloyd Hu and Ren are friends during the second century in China. Their families come from different social classes and each must make choices that may hurt their friendship. How will their friendship be able to survive?
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 20752 : Battlefield: one boy's war by Tucker, Alan
Barry Blacker is desperate to join the army like his older brother Jack, who is in a Japanese POW camp. He practises drills on the family farm in Cowra and spies on the Japanese prisoners in the camp nearby. When some of the prisoners escape, Barry's attempt to be a hero has devastating consequences.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 6155 : Bea by Sharp, Christine
Bea is a bird of unusual tastes as she likes to bake buns and dance to a disco beat while other birds are content to watch worms wriggle.
K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 8412 : Beach sports car by Oxenham, Darlene & Gibbs, Tracey (ill) & Morgan, Sally (ed)
When Annie's dad promises her a beach sports car, she imagines a bright red hotrod with racing car stripes. But, it will take a lot of work to turn Dad's battered old bomb into the car of Annie's dreams. Then again, hard work can sometimes make the rewards seem so much sweeter.
5-6 booklist
No book cover. 17712 : Beach wipe out by Park, Louise
Planet Chimparos is heading for a population crisis and the chimpares are losing their homes. When Space Cadets Star Girl and Neuron Star are sent to investigate they discover that there's no place like home. Can they find out what is causing the over-crowding problem and save the planet and its alien chimpares?
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 12034 : Bear and Chook by Shanahan, Lisa & Quay, Emma (ill)
Adventurous Bear and practical Chook are very different yet they are good friends. They spend a day together, dreaming and acting out what jobs they think they'd like to have when they grow up.
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No book cover. 1698 : Bear and Chook by the sea by Shanahan, Lisa & Quay, Emma (ill)
Bear and Chook are unexpected friends. Bear likes adventure but Chook would much rather have the quiet life. One day, they decide to visit the sea. Chook is worried they will get lost but Bear is confident they will find it just around the pond, under the bridge, through the forest and over the mountain.
K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 9562 : Bear tale, A by Ingpen, Robert
Join Ted on a humorous trip exploring the slumps of bears and the wisdom of owls.
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Image currently unavailable 9629 : Bear's lunch, The by Allen, Pamela
When Wendy and Oliver decide to have a picnic in the woods, they are surprised by a great, big, growly bear. See what happens when Oliver and Wendy growl back.
K-2 booklist
No book cover. 913 : Bears beware by Irwin, Bindi and others
A chance to see the famed Kodiak bear in Alaska is hampered by some bear hunters who are more interested in destroying life than preserving it. Bindi and her friend Katrina will stop at nothing to make sure the magnificent bears remain safe, but mother nature has plans of her own.
3-4 booklist
No book cover. 34 : Beast by Wild, Margaret
Eleven year old Jamie, a fearful boy, confronts his biggest fear, the class bully. Through his ordeal, he comes to realise that, while magic can't stop bad things from happening, intelligence and courage can.
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Image currently unavailable 8012 : Beast child by Chandler, Ben
Twins Lenis and Missy Clemens have found their freedom aboard the airship, Hiryu. In their search for the mercenary Karasu, Missy must decide whether the safety of an entire nation is more important than her own sense of right and wrong. The bizarre connection that binds the twins begins to unravel and, when they meet a young boy from the past, the twins must decide to embrace their destiny or be torn forever apart.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 18646 : Beastly nights by Pyle, Elizabeth
Jessica's family support her over several nights of scary nightmares, when she meets huge monsters and learns to overcome her fears.
3-4 booklist
No book cover. 2956 : Beatle meets Destiny by Williams, Gabrielle
Beatle normally doesn't go out on Friday the thirteenth but this is an exception. And, then, there's the attractive girl wearing sunglasses and reading a book. Not only is her name Destiny but her surname is McCartney, and since his real name is John Lennon, and for a whole lot of other spooky reasons, it seems destined that they will be together. But Beatle already has a girlfriend. Some language in context. Usually read by student in Years 9,10 or above.
7-9 booklist
No book cover. 23596 : Beautiful colours by Raveneau, Tina & Neilson-Kelly, Julie
This book is best the first time you read it. Enjoy the insight of a child in a colourful family. Beautiful, funny and inspiring, with vibrant illustrations.
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Image currently unavailable 49280 : Beautiful monster by McCaffrey, Kate
Tessa needs to be perfect, the perfect daughter, with the perfect marks and the perfect body. But, there is a fine line between being in control and being controlled, in Tessa's effort to achieve perfection. Contains mature themes and some language in context. Usually read by student in Years 9,10 or above.
7-9 booklist
No book cover. 46267 : Because you are with me by Dunstan, Kylie
Spend the day with a little girl and her daddy as they discover all the things they can achieve together. Especially if there's help from someone you love.
K-2 booklist
No book cover. 15405 : Becoming Billy Dare by Murray, Kirsty
When his mother dies, Paddy runs away from school and stows on a ship sailing to Australia. In his new land, Paddy is willing to try anything and has many jobs until he finally discovers what he really wants to do.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 2571 : Bed tails by Costain, Meredith & Vane, Mitch (ill)
There are two in the bed. Mum and Dad are slumbering, snoring, rumbling, tucked up cosily and peacefully in bed. Then, a scary storm outside brings everyone, one by one, into Mum and Dad's bed. I wonder if anyone will ever get a good night's sleep.
K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 35 : Beetle soup: Australian stories and poems for children by Morrow, Robin (comp) & King, Stephen Michael (ill)
An anthology of Australian stories and poems with whimsical pictures.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 15300 : Beetles and bugs by Harley, Diana & Yates, Sue-Ellen (ill)
An entertaining and educational book about Australian beetles and bugs, with coloured pictures depicting the simple text. Useful text for increasing students' understanding of vocabulary.
K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 36078 : Beginner's guide to revenge, The by Musgrove, Marianne
At just thirteen, Romola has changed school five times and always has trouble making friends. By chance, she meets Sebastian and they help each other resolve some serious feelings of injustice. Romola is having trouble with some friends who are being mean to her and Sebastian is missing his dad. If someone did something very hurtful to you and you had a perfect way to pay them back, would you do it? Romola and Sebastian have to make just such a decision.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 18617 : Beginner's luck by Brugman, Alyssa
Shelby and her friends are horse mad. Shelby must find a new home for her horse, Blue, who has been evicted from his paddock or her parents will get rid of him.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 9504 : Beginnings to Federation: the shortest history of Australia, volume 1 by Simpson, Judith
Nearly fifty million years crammed into forty pages. A brief description of prehistoric Australia, the history of Aboriginal peoples and thirty milestones in white Australian history up to the opening of the first Federal Parliament.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 130800 : Being Bee by Bateson, Catherine
Bee isn't about to change just because her dad is going to remarry. However, when Jazz starts living with dad earlier than expected, Bee knows things will change whether she likes it or not. An unlikely source helps her come to terms with the situation.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 12364 : Being Bindy by Brugman, Alyssa
This is what happens when your worst enemy, who used to be your best friend, threatens to become your sister. Bindy makes some tough decisions as she faces adolescence and the problems caused by her parents' new relationships.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 1080 : Being here by Jonsberg, Barry
Sixteen year old Carly is interviewing Leah Cartwright for her local history project. Leah resists, determined to tell her own story of a lonely child on an isolated farm, whose only escape is in the world of books. Carly is drawn into the story about Leah's present, past, secrets, an unlikely boy who changes everything, and a rich imagination that rescues her from a grim reality. Includes some violence and adult themes. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 9622 : Belinda by Allen, Pamela
Every day, Old Tom tends his vegetables while Mrs Farmer milks Belinda, the cow, so there is always plenty of milk, cream and butter. But, when Mrs Farmer goes away, Old Tom must catch Belinda and milk her himself.
K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 4988 : Bella's bad hair day by King, Stephen Michael
When Bella wakes up to find her hair in a huge, tangled mess, it is a problem of momentous proportions exacerbated when mum is totally preoccupied completing a painting surrounded by numerous pets. Dad is equally oblivious, engrossed in his rendition of Beethoven on their baby grand piano. So Bella needs to sort this calamity herself with various forms of hilarious camouflage.
K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 12770 : Belonging by Baker, Jeannie
This wordless picture book, with exquisite collage illustrations, explores the re-greening of a city, the role of community and the significance of children, family and neighbourhood in changing the urban environment.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 7811 : Belvedere dreaming by Ryan, Kate & Harvey, Roland (ill)
Belvedere, the koala, dreams of visiting the city. He gathers all the essential items for taking such a long journey. Now, all Belvedere needs is a travelling companion.
3-4 booklist
No book cover. 8954 : Ben & Gracie's art adventure by Wilson, Mark
When Ben and Gracie visit the art gallery, a gold coin transports them into the paintings of artist Frederick McCubbin. They venture back in time, meeting and travelling with new settlers to Australia. Ben and Gracie see the difficulties faced in the harsh Australian bush environment. As they venture deeper into the forest, the pair lose their way as night falls.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 13343 : Beneath Quentaris by Pryor, Michael
Nisha is a young, untrained fire magician in the beguiling city of Quentaris. Nisha is troubled by her erratic powers. While trying to harness them, she stumbles into the city beneath the city - Lower Quentaris
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 822 : Bernice knows best by Dann, Max & Axelsen, Stephen (ill)
Hugh is a walking, talking disaster without any friends, until he meets Bernice. Her specialty is accident-prone boys but Hugh is a challenge even for Bernice.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 8325 : Bertie and the bear by Allen, Pamela
A beautifully simple story of Bertie and the bear and a wonderful excuse for children to join in the noise-making.
K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 66698 : Best ballgirl, The by Flynn, Pat
When Kristen discovers that her tennis hero, Maggie Stephenson, is playing in a tournament at her tennis club, she is desperate to be chosen as one of the ballgirls. But, her arch rival, Sally, looks set to sabotage Kristen's chances of appearing on centre court and to steal the guy that she likes a lot.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 5828 : Best day of my life, The by Ellis, Deborah
In Jharia, India,Valli spends her days picking up coal and fighting with her cousins. Her family won't let her go to school and there's never enough food. When Valli discovers that that her 'aunt' is a stranger who was paid to take her, she leaves Jharia and begins a new life, surviving on the streets of Kolkata. A chance encounter with a doctor may change her life but Valli must decide if she trusts enough to accept help.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 6553 : Best friends by Walker, Sue & Dawson, Janine (ill)
Grace and Amy are best friends who share everything. When Amy starts playing with Lisa, Grace's stomach does flip flops because she doesn't want to share Amy with anyone else and she doesn't know what to do.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 10812 : Best mate by Morpurgo, Michael
Joy and heartbreak combine in this bittersweet tale of a champion greyhound's journey through life as he passes from owner to owner. A wonderful story of the bond betwee a pet and three families who get back much more than they could have imagined from allowing a dog into their lives. This book is also known as Born to Run.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 61034 : Between the lives by Shirvington, Jessica
Sabine is an 18 year-old caught between two lives. Her life in Wellesey is the almost perfect world, a place of glamorous friends, all you could want and a doting boyfriend. Her other life in Roxbury is less than perfect and here she is considered by many as a rebel, out of place. Every 24 hours on the stroke of midnight Sabine moves between worlds.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 1071 : Between the pages by van Loon, Joan & Stewart, Chantal (ill)
Two boys become so engrossed in the animal book they are reading that they become part of the story, encountering adventures and challenges which can only be escaped by the turning the page. Escaping from a python's nest only to meet even more fearsome crocodiles, angry emus and hordes of redback spiders.
K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 10695 : Beyond the knock-knock door by Monk, Scott
After ruining a classmate's costume party, the Bowman triplets are chased into the city sewers. Locked inside, they discover a gateway to another world where sharks fly, swashbucklers scheme and party costumes become real. The triplets are mistaken for famous heroes and must fight the biggest trouble of all.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 9926 : Bicycle, The by Thompson, Colin & Blake, Quentin (ill)
In 2008, the author, Colin Thompson, visited Cambodia with Save the Children. Struck by the way the humble bicycle is central to so many people lives, he was inspired to create this picture book. It features the illustrations of fourteen internationally acclaimed artists, and conveys the worth and promise of something as simple as a bicycle.
K-2 booklist
No book cover. 3900 : Biddy's fishing-line by Priman, Bridget & Paul, Robbie (ill)
The river is running and a girl's long journey to school through the bush is full of possibilities.
K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 38586 : Big and little by Rawlins, Donna
Shipley and Gwendoline are friends. They are given beautiful presents for their birthdays but one is too big and one is too small. In the end, they are able to work it all out in a not surprising way as they exchange gifts.
K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 780 : Big and me by Miller, David
Big and Small are two machines working together on building projects. But, Big starts to malfunction by driving into the water, thinking he is a boat, and picking Small up because he thinks the other machines want to hurt Small. Small turns to the boss and mechanic, who find that Big's computer is getting mixed up. They help Big to get better and offer support to Small.
K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 848 : Big bad Bruce by Bates, Dianne & Johns, Cheryll (ill)
Bruce roars around on his Harley and appears to be a fearsome and lawless bikie. Maybe, Bruce isn't quite what his image appears to be.
K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 73759 : Big bad bunnies by Katz, Danny & Vane, Mitch (ill)
Sandra is scared of bunny rabbits. She's frightened of their nasty ears and evil bunny eyes. When the family visits the petting zoo with baby animals, Sandra hopes there won't be any bunnies there.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 1008 : Big bad bushranger by Brown, Bob & Wood, Ben (ill)
A clever wombat is the perfect bushranger. He knows the best hiding spots in New South Wales.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 850 : Big bazoohley, The by Carey, Peter
Wearing his ""Sonic the Hedgehog"" pyjamas, Sam Kellow sleep-walks out of the hotel room where he is staying with his parents. Sam has the opportunity to win a big jackpot and save his family's finances in this hilarious, zany adventure.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 1662 : Big book of numbers by Spencer, Adam
If you love numbers, want to love numbers or just love to laugh and learn about the wonderful life we live, then this numbers book is for you. Discover primes, Pi, perfect numbers and how many ribs an elephant has.
7-9 booklist
No book cover. 2746 : Big city museum by Kettle, Phil & Webb, Melissa (ill)
Harry Harvard and Jessie Harrison's class at Average Primary School are going on an exciting excursion to Big City Museum. The good news is Mrs Payne, their fifth class teacher, won't be going. The bad news is the Principal is going instead. Most pupils are scared to do anything to upset Principal Dorking but Harry and Jessie can always be counted on to make or find trouble.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 3053 : Big dig, The by McKinlay, Meg
When the Newton Community Pool is closed until further notice, Nathan and his mates are unimpressed. The alternative, the BayView Leisure Centre, might be modern and flashy, but it is steamy, crowded and no fun. But, Nathan has an idea that is so brilliant in its simplicity. They can dig themselves a pool in the backyard.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 857 : Big dog by Gleeson, Libby & Greder, Armin (ill)
Jen is scared of the big dog down the street. She and her big brother decide to confront the dog in a lion's costume. But they don't know what the dog will do.
K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 1158 : Big dry, The by Davis, Tony
With each year of drought the heat became worse. The lawns and crops withered and died. Buildings began to crumble and collapse and more people left the city. George and his little brother Beeper become worried when their father fails to return from a trip to town for food and fuel. Fear for the safety of their dad quickly becomes a fight for their own survival. Will they have the strength to cope in such hot and brutal conditions.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 7616 : Big eyes, scary voice by Wignell, Edel & Pearce, Carl (ill)
At sunset, shadows lengthen and a walk through the dappled light in the park can trigger a sense of fear. Mum is with Tania and Josh as they search for the source of the scary sounds and large glittering eyes.
K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 57744 : Big fat cow that goes kapow, The by Griffiths, Andy
Inside this book, you can meet Dave, the brave, and discover where worms learn to squirm. But, beware, there is also an exploding cow. Very humorous and very, very short stories told in rhyme.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 35281 : Big little book of happy sadness, The by Thompson, Colin
One Friday, George visits the animal shelter and, in the very last cage, he sees Jeremy, a sad dog who looks as lonely and lost as George feels.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 15289 : Big Ned's bushwalk by Laguna, Sofie & Cox, David
Ned's athletic family are worried that he is too quiet. When they send him on a bushwalk and a storm breaks, it is Ned's quiet observation skills that save the day.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 12303 : Big Nuisance by Morimoto, Junko
Life in Sleepy Village is very slow and nothing's changed for a long, long time, until the meddlesome giant Big Nuisance comes to stay and starts a whole lot of trouble.
K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 1639 : Big pet day by Shanahan, Lisa & Gordon, Gus (ill)
Today is pet day in Lily's class. All the kids bring in their pets - hermit crabs, parrots, mice, puppies, ferrets and ducks - but Lily brings her dragon. Class smarty-pants Courtney says to Lily that dragons are only in fairy tales so how could she have a dragon. However, when all the pets misbehave in the middle of the important pet parade, guess who saves the day.
K-2 booklist
No book cover. 12972 : Big picture book of environments, The by Long, John
With stunning images and fact boxes, this book reveals Earth's diversity and beauty. It explores the effects of changing climate on environments around the world including the great rivers, deserts, Arctic regions, cities and forests.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 14856 : Big picture book of human civilisation, The by Long, John
If you love facts and figures or you are a budding scientist, this book will tell you about the great advances and crises of human history, from 20, 000 years ago until now. Read about the first cultivated crops, the taming of cats and dogs, the discovery of electricity, the earliest city and lots more.
5-6 booklist
No book cover. 15290 : Big rain coming by Germein, Katrina & Bancroft, Bronwyn (ill)
This book invokes both a feeling of listlessness and of expectation. The children in an Aboriginal camp in northern Australia are waiting. Uncle Stephen predicts the big wet is coming but, day after day, the hot, dry weather continues.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 72766 : Big Red Hen and the little lost egg by Wild, Margaret & Denton, Terry (ill)
Big Red Hen is very good at looking after everyone's babies. But, what she wants most of all is someone of her own to love. One morning, Big Red Hen finds an egg in the hay.
K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 1921 : Big red kangaroo by Saxby, Claire & Byrne, Graham (ill)
Far inland, where ocean is a dim memory, the sun floats on the waves of another bake-earth day. In the long shadows, a big red kangaroo licks his forearms and lets the early evening breeze wash over him.
3-4 booklist
No book cover. 15078 : Big toocool book, The by Kettle, Phil
Contains Soccer superstar, Footy hero, Rugby great and Cricket legend.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 47646 : Big waves, The by Caisley, Raewyn & Hurst, Elise (ill)
Sandy's beach holiday is perfect. The waves are just the right size and it's great being with her older brother, Marcus, and her Aunty Missy, both of whom are enthusiastic surfers. But, when Sandy is dumped by a big wave, it's a frightening experience and her holiday isn't quite so perfect anymore.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 852 : Big, big, big book of Tashi, The by Fienberg, Anna & Barbara & Gamble, Kim (ill)
Tashi is too cunning for the warlord and the wicked baron, and far too clever for the giant. He's craftier than the witch and quicker than the demon and much braver than the ghost. But, don't take his word for it.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 15041 : Bilbies of Bliss, The by Wild, Margaret & Young, Noela (ill)
Matron runs the Bilbies' retirement home with an iron fist. New resident, Nina, challenges the unfair and unkind rules and the elderly bilbies get rid of the bullying matron.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 982 : Bilby moon by Spurling, Margaret
A delightful book about Australian fauna and flora, the phases of the moon and the life of nocturnal animals.
K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 9766 : Bilby secrets by Wignell, Edel & Jackson, Mark (ill)
Through a combination of story and fact, find out about the relatively unknown life of the endangered bilby, from birth to adulthood, and the natural world which it inhabits.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 19816 : Bill rules by Fensham, Elizabeth
Bill and Matty are the best of friends and neighbours which leads to exciting adventures and, sometimes, more than a little trouble. When Bill learns that his father is coming home from jail, his world is tipped upside down. Worries start to mount but Matty has an idea to help Bill. But life doesn't always go according to plan.
5-6 booklist
No book cover. 33857 : Billie B Brown: best project, The by Rippin, Sally & Fukuoka, Aki (ill)
Billie's little brother is cute, but he can be annoying. Billie has to keep everything away from him. Especially the tower she has made for her school project.
3-4 booklist
No book cover. 54201 : Billie B Brown: big sister, The by Rippin, Sally & Fukuoka, Aki (ill)
Billie can't wait for the new baby to arrive. She's even going to give it her favourite teddy! But what will happen when her parents go to hospital without her and Billie's teddy goes missing.
3-4 booklist
No book cover. 3035 : Billie B Brown: birthday mix-up, The by Rippin, Sally & Fukuoka, Aki (ill)
Billie's party is going to be the best ever. She has lots of fun games planned. But what if Billie's friends don't like her party, or what if they don't come.
3-4 booklist
No book cover. 25103 : Billie B Brown: copycat kid, The by Rippin, Sally & Fukuoka, Aki (ill)
The new girl at school won't stop copying Billie. It is so annoying, what can Billie do.
3-4 booklist
No book cover. 24708 : Billie B Brown: cutest pet ever, The by Rippin, Sally & Fukuoka, Aki (ill)
Billie has found the most adorable guinea pig in the pet shop. She is going to love it forever, if only she can convince her mum and dad.
3-4 booklist
No book cover. 33267 : Billie B Brown: deep end, The by Rippin, Sally & Fukuoka, Aki (ill)
Billie's class used to swim in the little pool. But this year they are moving to the big one. Billie finds that a little scary.
3-4 booklist
No book cover. 53540 : Billie B Brown: missing tooth, The by Rippin, Sally & Fukuoka, Aki (ill)
Billie has lost her first tooth. It's very small, so she has to take special care of it. She can't wait for the Tooth Fairy to come.
3-4 booklist
No book cover. 3145 : Billie B Brown: night fright by Rippin, Sally & Fukuoka, Aki (ill)
Billie loves hanging out with Rebecca's older sisters. They make her feel so grown-up. But is Billie grown-up enough to handle the scary movies they like.
3-4 booklist
No book cover. 19570 : Billie B Brown: pocket money blues, The by Rippin, Sally & Fukuoka, Aki (ill)
Billie is saving up for a special toy and Jack is helping her do jobs. But what happens when Jack wants to spend money on something else.
3-4 booklist
No book cover. 70559 : Billie B Brown: secret message, The by Rippin, Sally & Fukuoka, Aki (ill)
Billie's family is off to the beach, but when they get there, her mum and dad just want to read books and nap. Will this be the most boring holiday ever.
3-4 booklist
No book cover. 19102 : Billie B Brown: spotty holiday, The by Rippin, Sally & Fukuoka, Aki (ill)
Billie is going on a plane to visit her grandma. They are going to do so many fun things together. Nothing can go wrong with this holiday.
3-4 booklist
No book cover. 3927 : Billie B Brown: the little lie by Rippin, Sally & Fukuoka, Aki (ill)
It's going to be the best story ever for Show and Tell. Especially if she adds in a crocodile.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 34012 : Billy is a dragon: eaten alive by Falk, Nick & Flowers, Tony (ill)
There's nothing normal about Uncle Chunk. He's eccentric, unpredictable and full of deep dark secrets. He hasn't been seen for years. Has he just popped in, or is there more to this mystery than meets a were-dragon's eye. And that's not the only thing Billy's got to worry about. Miss Hicks the werewolf has returned to school and his nemesis Scratchhook is watching his every move.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 21495 : Billy is a dragon: first bite by Falk, Nick & Flowers, Tony (ill)
When nine-year-old Billy gets bitten by a lizard at the pet shop, strange things start to happen. His fingernails turn into claws, his skin becomes green and he starts breathing fire. Billy can't hide it any longer - he's turning into a dragon. And when his parents decide to sell him to the zoo, Billy has to make a decision. Find a way to change back, or lose his family forever. Being a dragon is more complicated than it sounds.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 29893 : Billy is a dragon: shadow shifter by Falk, Nick & Flowers, Tony (ill)
Billy's sister has been kidnapped by werewolves and only Billy the dragon can save her.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 19793 : Billy is a dragon: werewolves beware by Falk, Nick & Flowers, Tony (ill)
Billy is in serious trouble, he's struggling with his shapeshifting lessons, there's a werewolf out to get him and he's got his soccer trials tomorrow.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 15134 : Billy Mack's war by Roy, James
When Captain Mack is released from prison camp at the end of the war, no-one is sure what to expect, least of all his son Billy. He might be the same man who went off to war full of hope and pride or his experiences may have changed him forever.
5-6 booklist
No book cover. 42016 : Billy Slater loves to read by Hirsch, Suzan
There is more to Billy Slater than just playing football, something he practises everyday.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 2305 : Billy that died with its boots on, The by Whiteside, Stephen
Paying homage to the rhythms, word play and humour of Banjo Paterson and C.J Dennis the author has looked to everyday Australian activities, landscapes and people for inspiration. The 65 poems are gathered in fifteen loose groupings including animals, leisure activities, and places. Best read to or with someone.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 868 : Billy the punk by Carroll, Jessica
Billy decides that he needs to look different, very different. He doesn't care that no-one much likes his spiky, coloured hair or his tatty, pinned clothes. Billy thinks he looks great.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 39 : Billy Thunder and the night gate by Carmody, Isobelle
Rage is desperate to find the healing magic that will save her mother. Her quest leads her to Valley, a strange, dark place where witches and wizards lurk.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 12084 : Bim bam boom by Wild, Margaret & Harris, Wayne (ill)
A counting book, with fabulous illustrations, featuring zoo animals, thunder and lightning. A book to be read aloud and a fun way for children to learn.
K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 40 : Binna Binna man, The by McDonald, Meme & Pryor, Boori
A young Aboriginal boy is travelling back to his home on the mission to attend the funeral of a cousin.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 15415 : Bird by Lodge, Annette
Written in verse, this is a beautiful story of a boy who meets a strange bird on a beach. They share a common fear of life and are challenged by a colourful, charismatic fish who invites them to dive headlong into the unknown.
K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 6494 : Birdie in the sky by Mason, Prue
Birdie and her dad love being up in the sky in their Tiger Moth plane, Peggybelle. That is, until a terrible accident makes it a matter of life and death, and Birdie finds herself flying the plane alone.
7-9 booklist
No book cover. 9180 : Birds by Pyers, Greg
Keeping a bird is a big responsibility. Your bird relies on you for food, water and a safe place to live. If your bird is sick or injured, you need to make sure it gets proper care. Find out all you need to know about having a bird as a pet.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 41 : Birds of a feather by Masson, Sophie
Year 6 schoolgirls must deal with issues of bullying.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 130871 : Birk the berserker by Klein, Robin
Birk the Berserker is a young Viking who cannot be fierce. Even his own mother finds him embarrassing. Forced to go raiding, Birk is captured by villagers who plan to execute him. Eventually, the peaceful Birk can turn his back on violence.
3-4 booklist
No book cover. 3017 : Birthday surprise by Quay, Emma & Walker, Anna (ill)
Friends can come in all shapes and sizes and, here, the best friends are a sheep, an owl and a panda, showing how friends play, get along and share.
K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 55591 : Bit of company, A by Wild, Margaret & Harris, Wayne (ill)
Christopher is lonely. His mother is busy with the baby triplets and Christopher is left to his own devices. Sometimes, he peeps through the fence at his neighbour, Molly MacNamara, and wants to say hello. Little does he know that Molly is also so lonely she could scream. One day, when she does just that, her scream brings Christopher running.
K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 17958 : Bittangabee Tribe: an Aboriginal story from coastal New South Wales by Cruse, Beryl (et al) & Austin, Jana (ill)
Explores the story of a family living on the coast of south-east Australia who travel to the Australian Alps in the summer to meet with other tribes and feast on Bogong moths. At the end of the season they travel back to their home for lobster season. Includes references to Indigenous trading, Aboriginal lifestyle pre-colonisation, bush tucker, traditional language and boundary divisions and Indigenous seasons.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 68366 : Bitter chocolate by Grindley, Sally
A gripping story of two boys whose lives are anything but carefree. Pascal and Kojo work on a cocoa plantation in West Africa and they desperately want to get back to their homes to see if their families are still alive. Global social issues of child soldiers and child labour are sensitively and realistically portrayed.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 43 : Blabber mouth by Gleitzman, Morris
Rowena cannot speak. Unlike Rowena, her father, whom she decides to change, is blundering and enthusiastic and obsessed with country music.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 88179 : Black Baron by Opie, Robyn
Black Baron was the best racing cockroach ever, in fact he was unbeaten. He lived a secret life of privilege and fame hidden under Jake's bed, until the day that Jake's mum discovered him. Black Baron must survive the exterminators if he is to live to race again.
5-6 booklist
No book cover. 9963 : Black crypt by Irvine, Ian & Cornish, D M (ill)
All the adults in the village have lost their magic so it's up to the children to again confront the evil sorcerers. This takes them to the Black Crypt under the mountain and the realms of the undead.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 11366 : Black dog by Allen, Pamela
Black dog and Christina live together in a little house near a forest. They have been best friends for a very long time. Then, suddenly, on a cold day in winter, everything begins to change.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 36184 : Black dog gang, The by Newton, Robert
Set in The Rocks, Sydney, in the early 20th century. When Frankie first meets his new neighbour, Mickey Collins, he's not sure what to make of the scruffy, tough-talking ratbag. But, when he forms a gang, Mickey soon proves he's quick on his feet and good in a fight.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 50708 : Black dress: Mary MacKillop's early years, The by Freeman, Pamela
The story of Mother Mary MacKillop told from the perspective of MacKillop reminiscing on her death bed. The book details her life, from growing up in poverty in the Australian outback and the inspirations behind her decision to join the Convent and establish the Congregation of the Sisters of St Joseph.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 871 : Black fella white fella by Murray, Neil
Black fella white fella doesn't matter what your colour - the message is clear, We are all brothers and sisters no matter where we are from in this world.
3-4 booklist
No book cover. 8957 : Black Jack Anderson by Forrestal, Elaine
The infamous Black Jack Anderson, Australia's most notorious pirate, was a towering black American holed up with his evil-doing gang in the treacherous seas and islands off the south west coast of Australia. The fascinating details of his life and times; his mistresses, the treachery, bloodshed and escapes are as compelling as his personality, with his resourcefulness, power and passion.
7-9 booklist
No book cover. 30464 : Black prince by Carter, Charlie & Jeffery, Russell (ill)
The Battle of Crecy was one of the most decisive clashes of the Hundred Years War and BB005 is getting ready to meet the Black Prince, a mysterious figure from this war. But, when he reaches the Special Reading Room Professor Perdu isn't there but Operation Overlord 09 is. And, even worse, Battle Boy has a new SimulSkin.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 9320 : Black snake: the daring of Ned Kelly by Wilkinson, Carole
Offers historical insights, without glorification, into the life of the outlaw as told by characters present at the various events in Ned's life. Supported by archival photographs, press clippings and quotes from correspondence and other documents.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 83964 : Black swan, The by Bridle, Celia
A black swan escapes from a cage and flies away to another land, where villagers welcome her to settle. They believe that birds bring good fortune and, each year, the villagers build nests beside the lake to lure them. The people ask the swan to incubate an egg found in one of the nests. When the ground shakes and everyone is afraid, the swan asks them to leave their valley.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 9152 : Black warrior by Hall, Tiffiny
Everyone close to Roxy has been cursed and the monster Tigon has been unleashed on her hometown. Lanternwood's only hope is for the ninja and samurai clans to join forces. Among the chaos, Roxy can't shake the urge to find the father she has never met.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 4586 : Black water by Metzenthen, David
When Farren's father goes missing at sea, all he wants is for his older brother to come home from the war in Gallipoli. But, when Danny returns, he has changed from the person Farren remembers. This is a story of two brothers' struggle to make their way in a difficult world. Mature themes and very strong language used in context throughout.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 5122 : Blackout by Pryor, Michael
An intense, electromagnetic pulse strikes earth, grinding the world to a halt. Holly wakes in the wreckage of a smashed car, next to her unconscious older brother. She sets out on a dangerous and violent quest to bring order to a world gone mad.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 57812 : Blast off by Clarke, Margaret
Adam wants to be an astronaut; it's all he ever thinks about. But, after a close encounter with Mad Marvin and his amazing space bubble, Adam changes his mind.
3-4 booklist
No book cover. 2097 : Blast off - April by School magazine team
Come on board the Airship Cumulus with Jools the ocelot and Vern the meerkat as they travel the world to find the best stories, poems, plays, articles, puzzles and comics. A new magazine every month - so take your pick.
3-4 booklist
No book cover. 2199 : Blast off - August by School magazine team
Come on board the Airship Cumulus with Jools the ocelot and Vern the meerkat as they travel the world to find the best stories, poems, plays, articles, puzzles and comics. A new magazine every month - so take your pick.
3-4 booklist
No book cover. 2249 : Blast off - February by School magazine team
Come on board the Airship Cumulus with Jools the ocelot and Vern the meerkat as they travel the world to find the best stories, poems, plays, articles, puzzles and comics. A new magazine every month - so take your pick.
3-4 booklist
No book cover. 2053 : Blast off - July by School magazine team
Come on board the Airship Cumulus with Jools the ocelot and Vern the meerkat as they travel the world to find the best stories, poems, plays, articles, puzzles and comics. A new magazine every month - so take your pick.
3-4 booklist
No book cover. 5523 : Blast off - June by School magazine team
Come on board the Airship Cumulus with Jools the ocelot and Vern the meerkat as they travel the world to find the best stories, poems, plays, articles, puzzles and comics. A new magazine every month - so take your pick.
3-4 booklist
No book cover. 2076 : Blast off - March by School magazine team
Come on board the Airship Cumulus with Jools the ocelot and Vern the meerkat as they travel the world to find the best stories, poems, plays, articles, puzzles and comics. A new magazine every month - so take your pick.
3-4 booklist
No book cover. 2153 : Blast off - May by School magazine team
Come on board the Airship Cumulus with Jools the ocelot and Vern the meerkat as they travel the world to find the best stories, poems, plays, articles, puzzles and comics. A new magazine every month - so take your pick.
3-4 booklist
No book cover. 2247 : Blast off - November by School magazine team
Come on board the Airship Cumulus with Jools the ocelot and Vern the meerkat as they travel the world to find the best stories, poems, plays, articles, puzzles and comics. A new magazine every month - so take your pick.
3-4 booklist
No book cover. 2209 : Blast off - October by School magazine team
Come on board the Airship Cumulus with Jools the ocelot and Vern the meerkat as they travel the world to find the best stories, poems, plays, articles, puzzles and comics. A new magazine every month - so take your pick.
3-4 booklist
No book cover. 2204 : Blast off - September by School magazine team
Come on board the Airship Cumulus with Jools the ocelot and Vern the meerkat as they travel the world to find the best stories, poems, plays, articles, puzzles and comics. A new magazine every month - so take your pick.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 2225 : Bleakboy and Hunter stand out in the rain by Herrick, Steven
Some things are too big for a boy to solve. Eleven year old Jesse is tackling many problems in life, especially fitting in to a new school. He must confront the school bully and try to come to terms with many other issues like whaling, poverty in Africa and, of course, parents. Luckily, he meets Kate who has curly black hair, braces, an infectious smile and needs Jesse's help.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 130804 : Blind trek by Kennedy, Jim
Hilton and Tim can't stand each other. They are forced together via their parents' friendship and their bike has crashed in the middle of nowhere. The only way home is to walk. Danger lurks and, if the boys are to survive, they must work together.
5-6 booklist
No book cover. 10406 : Blood brothers by Wilkinson, Carole
The year is 325 and the powerful Han Dynasty is no more. Kai is 465 years old, a teenager in dragon years. His search for the person predestined to be his dragonkeeper leads him to a Buddhist novice, Tao. But, Tao, believing his path lies elsewhere, has no interest in caring for a difficult dragon. Tao must listen to the voice within himself and learn that no journey ever reveals its true purpose until it's over.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 9420 : Blood on the microphone by Bone, Ian
Saffie Grundig decides to find out about her older sister, Ruby, and the secrets she is keeping. What's really going on at the sleazy Comedy House where Ruby has a cleaning job. Saffie, assisted by retired TV actor, Sarge, begins her investigations.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 6807 : Blood sports: Fletcher Smith, sports P I by Harlen, Jonathan
Fourteen year old Fletcher Smith is a sports private Investigator, working out of the Institute in Canberra. With his adult side-kick, Frank, he takes on a case to solve the kidnap of football coach, Kelvin Hunt.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 6145 : Bloodaxe by Carter, Charlie & Jeffery, Russell (ill)
Boodaxe was the Viking King of York, a fierce and uncompromising leader. Battle Boy 005 jettisons into the Viking camp and, with the help of Viking FightRite 101, defends himself against Bloodaxe's son, Haeric. Mission objective isi to collect Bloodaxe's DNA and record his famous last battle.
5-6 booklist
No book cover. 1982 : Bloodhound boys: great blood bank robbery by Cranna, Andrew
The undead world has many dangerous creatures, many of which Rocky the werewolf and Vince the vampire meet in their search to find who has robbed the city's blood bank.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 1384 : Bloodhound boys: monster truck tremor dilemma by Cranna, Andrew
Rocky and Vince are competing in a monster truck race. Full of twists and turns, the lethal race will send the boys way off track.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 534 : Blossom possum: the sky is falling down-under by Newton, Gina & Niland, Kilmeny (ill)
A retelling of Henny Penny, substituting Australian animals and the bush environment. The sky is falling and Blossom Possum gathers the bushland creatures to journey beyond the black stump in search of the Prime Minister.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 12108 : Blue bike, The by Hilton, Nette & Stanley, David (ill)
A great grandmother reminisces about where children used to play before the roads and buildings were constructed. Her great-granddaughter finds it hard to imagine the changes that have taken place.
K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 46 : Blue fin by Thiele, Colin
Snook joins his father on a tuna fishing expedition and disaster strikes.
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Image currently unavailable 908 : Blue hair day by Moloney, James
Sonya and Margo's grandmother hated her grey hair, but she loved blue. Sonya and Margo want to solve gran's problem.
3-4 booklist
No book cover. 32473 : Blue noise by Oswald, Debra
Ash is drooling over a guitar when he meets Charlie Novak. One jam session later and Charlie convinces Ash to play in his band and Erin to be the keyboard player. Erin thinks Charlie is a fruit loop, with his weird hair and hyperactive rantings. Besides, she's a classical pianist and it'll never work.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 48 : Blueback by Winton, Tim
Abel Jackson is passionate about diving and is a natural in the water. Every day, he helps his mother earn their living from the sea and the land. It's hard work but Abel has the bush and the sky and the bay to himself. Until the day he meets Blueback, the fish that changes his life.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 919 : Bob the builder & the elves by Rodda, Emily & Smith, Craig (ill)
Bob, the burly builder, has a problem. He is embarrassed when all his mates know that a horde of elves have come to invade his house and clean it up. Miss Lily helps him solve his problem.
K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 9217 : Body and soul: a musical play by Tulloch, Richard
The atmosphere becomes very tense as relationships are tested among a diverse group of talented athletes at a training camp.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 18587 : Body talk: a power guide for girls by Reid Boyd, Elizabeth & Bray, Abigail
A self-help book for teenage girls providing advice about coping with bullying, alcohol, drug use, depression and sexual relations. Some coarse language used by girls to describe their feelings.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 49 : Bog bodies: mummies and curious corpses by Prior, Natalie Jane
All the facts necessary to know about dried, pickled and frozen preserved people are contained in this unusual book.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 14661 : Boggle hunters: Game on by Masson, Sophie
Sam comes from a family of boggle hunters, although he is unaware of this when he is sent to stay with his English relatives. Computer games are Sam's passion and he cannot believe his eyes when he receives an invitation to become part of the role-playing game, 'Grim's castle'. Parallel stories ensue with Sam being led through a dangerous game and cousin Jenny searching for her missing parents. Fantasy and magic weave throughout this exciting quest.
7-9 booklist
No book cover. 15461 : Boing Boing races, The by Whatley, Bruce
All the kangaroos are lined up ready to start the big race. But what's this? Emu has joined the line, ready to race. Emu really wants to join the boing boing race but it is really a race for kangaroos.
K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 9255 : Bollygum by Fleming, Garry
A beautifully illustrated story with a strong conservation message.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 5713 : Bom went the bear by Greenwood, Nicki
Bear loves to play his big bass drum on his own, making as much noise as he can and marching around like he's king of all the land. He's joined by all manner of enthusiastic musicians and, soon, it become difficult for Bear to play to the beat of his own drum.
K-2 booklist
No book cover. 50 : Bone hunters: on the trail of the dinosaurs by Dedman, Stephen
There is a wealth of dinosaur information in this book, as well as accounts of the palaeontologists who made many of the famous discoveries.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 15334 : Bony fish, sharks and rays by Silkstone, Barry
Excellent information, photographs and diagrams provide details about the appearance, food, habitat and reproduction of bony fish, sharks and rays.
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Image currently unavailable 11361 : Boo to a goose by Fox, Mem & Miller, David (ill)
A list of all the things a child might do before saying 'boo' to a goose. An enjoyable book that combines rhyming text and colourful pictures based on paper cutting techniques.
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Image currently unavailable 72774 : Book from Baden Dark, The by Moloney, James
Marcel, his cousin, Fergus, and Bea, the half-elf, must travel into the forbidden underground world of Baden Dark on a rescue mission. The compelling conclusion to the Book of lies trilogy takes you on a journey deep into yourself, as Marcel and his friends struggle with the meaning of life and death, and make decisions that involve huge personal sacrifice or vanity as they witness loyalty and betrayal.
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No book cover. 9271 : Book of Australian ballads, The by King, John Anthony
A collection of Australian lyric poetry.
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Image currently unavailable 4209 : Book of f1rsts by Buckley, James (ed)
Eleven selections of bizarre trivia, fascinating facts, feats and world records. Categories such as Air and Space, Entertainment, Technology and Transportation are included in this eclectic collection.
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Image currently unavailable 13259 : Book of lies, The by Moloney, James
In the dead of night, a boy is delivered to an orphanage in a remote village. Lord Alwyn descends from the tower of the orphanage and begins reading to the unconscious boy from a special book, a mysterious book.
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No book cover. 77323 : Book thief, The by Zusak, Markus
It is 1939 in Nazi Germany. Death has never been busier and will become busier still. Liesel has just buried her brother when she picks up a book, partially hidden in the snow by his graveside. This is her first act of book thievery and the beginning of a love affair with books and words. When Liesel's foster family hides a Jewish man in their basement, Liesel's world is both opened up and closed down. A sombre theme that includes some violence. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
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No book cover. 9264 : Book to write poems by, A by Harris, Rory & McFarlane, Peter
Inspiration for poets of all ages lies within these pages.
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Image currently unavailable 5110 : Boom times and the Great Depression by Barrett, Rees
Explore the fascinating story of Australia, from its ancient Indigenous past to the present day, through the biographies of significant people. Find out how these people brought important changes to Australian society through their knowledge, actions or achievements.
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Image currently unavailable 7103 : Booms, busts and bushfires by French, Jackie & Sheehan, Peter (ill)
In the last forty years, Australia has experienced a period of rapid change, with many social and political events impacting on our lives. This book covers the period from 1973, before computers and the internet existed in Australia, to the present time. Our resources have made us a rich country, but it remains to be seen how long the good times can last, before a boom turns into a bust.
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Image currently unavailable 16419 : Boot thief, The by Heffernan, John & Axelsen, Stephen
Boots are disappearing from the farm. Lucy and Jack try to discover who, or what, is the boot thief.
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Image currently unavailable 9348 : Boots and all by Clark, Sherryl
A father lost his own career as a soccer star through injury. He is determined to experience glory through his son. Unfortunately, his son has come to hate the game and the real soccer talent of the family is the boy's sister.
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Image currently unavailable 53 : Booyooburra by Fogarty, Lionel
The history of the Murri people of Waka Waka.
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No book cover. 37886 : Boris by Joyner, Andrew
Boris lives a rather quiet and simple life with his parents in Hogg Bay. His home is an old bus, which took his parents to numerous, exciting places around the world, but now it just sits. Boris dreams and pesters, agitating for the bus to travel once again, perhaps to Africa to see lions. One day, it finally happens, the bus is on the move, although not nearly as far as Boris anticipated.
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No book cover. 22319 : Boris gets a lizard by Joyner, Andrew
Boris, the warthog, has pets galore but not yet the one he craves. His passion is the komodo dragon of Indonesia and, each week, he gives a talk to his class about its poisonous spit and sharp teeth. He writes to the zoo, inviting its komodo dragon to Hogg Bay for a holiday. Before even receiving a reply, Boris proudly announces its arrival and arranges a big, welcoming presentation.
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Image currently unavailable 96083 : Boris Monster scared of nothing by Laguna, Sofie & Redlich, Ben (ill)
Boris is so scary and so ugly he scares himself when he catches a glimpse of himself in a mirror. To be forced to stay in a room full of mirrors would be the worst fate he could imagine. When Boris takes up ballet, he must face his worst fears.
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No book cover. 8965 : Boris on show by Joyner, Andrew
It's the Hogg Bay Show and Boris is excited. He has entered everything from best pumpkin to best pet, and he's even baked his own carrot cake. Boris wants is to win first prize. But Frank the sheep has other ideas.
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Image currently unavailable 14606 : Boris sees the light by Joyner, Andrew
Boris, the warthog, is having a sleepover, camping in the backyard with Frederick and Alice. They are not one bit scared of the dark, no way. But, they do wonder what that strange light is, moving around outside the tent.
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Image currently unavailable 2826 : Born to bake by Gwynne, Phillip & Smith, Craig (ill)
Rick has decided he is just average, not good, not bad, just average. When Rick discovers he is born to cook, he is no longer just average. The trouble is that his baking is now in competition with his Mum.
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No book cover. 29362 : Born to run: Cathy Freeman, my story by Freeman, Cathy
Cathy Freeman's own story of her childhood, her loving family and her sporting achievements. Cathy shares the personal philosophy that has led to her success and the joy she has always found in life.
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Image currently unavailable 942 : Boss of the pool by Klein, Robin
Required to accompany her mother, who works at a hostel for the disabled, Shelley is more than a little unhappy. Eventually, she chooses to teach Ben, who is mentally disabled and very fearful of the water, how to swim.
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Image currently unavailable 9416 : Box of chicks, A by Moloney, James
Mervyn is entranced by the chicks as soon as he sees them at school, but he had not realised how many problems a box of chicks could cause.
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Image currently unavailable 46277 : Boy and the toy, The by Hartnett, Sonya
A father invents the best toy in the world to keep his son company while he goes away. In the beginning, the boy also thinks that the toy is wonderful, it can do anything. But, over time, the boy starts to wonder about the toy and begins to change his mind.
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Image currently unavailable 120082 : Boy from Bowral, The by Ingpen, Robert
Don Bradman's performances are unequalled by any batsman in the history of cricket. Read about his life from the early years playing with a makeshift bat in his Bowral backyard through to his famous bodyline series against England and his comeback after the War. Lots of statistics and illustrations.
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No book cover. 2046 : Boy from Snowy River, The by Howard, Edwina & Bond, Joe
George really wants to go to Big Spills Water World. It's a long way from Mumblegum, but Gran has the answer - an old stock horse and a race.
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Image currently unavailable 30340 : Boy like me, A by Hathorn, Libby & Whatley, Bruce
Fragile and sometimes fleeting, peace can be lost and found in all of us, no matter who or where we are.
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Image currently unavailable 1941 : Boy on the page, The by Carnavas, Peter
A small boy lands on the page and, quite by accident, discovers the joy and wonder of life.
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Image currently unavailable 6097 : Boy overboard by Gleitzman, Morris
Jamal and Bibi are Afghani asylum seekers whose most precious possession is their soccer ball. They dream of being international soccer stars in a land where they don't have to worry about their ball hitting a landmine.
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Image currently unavailable 1886 : Boy versus rat dog by D'Ath, Justin
Colt doesn't know his own strength. When a showdown with a rat dog has tragic consequences, his arch enemy, Officer Katt, seeks revenge. She steals the thing that matters most to Colt, right when his superpowers seem to have disappeared. But superpowers or not, Birdy and Colt are on the case, and the secrets they uncover could change Colt's life forever.
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Image currently unavailable 3050 : Boy vs beast: Aquamaxitor by Park, Mac
Only a wall divides Earth from Beastium. The border guards protect the wall and Earth. Kai Masters, border guard and beast battler, is now a captain, and can choose other border guards to help him battle. More beasts have escaped from the Outlands back into Beastium. And now something strange has happened to the pests. Kai will need the help of Border Guard Ying Li and her robotic cat.
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Image currently unavailable 88086 : Boy who built the boat, The by Mueller, Ross & Smith, Craig (ill)
Henry, his sister and teddy set out to build a boat from scratch. Rhythmic text celebrates the simple joy of making things.
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Image currently unavailable 13297 : Boy who would live forever, The by Simons, Moya
Daniel is cursed with the fate of staying twelve forever. He doesn't know how or why. For two hundred years he has coped with the joy, and more often grief, it has caused him. Then he meets Sally and her daughter, Holly. Now it really matters.
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Image currently unavailable 12419 : Boy, the bear, the baron and the bard, The by Rogers, Gregory
A dramatic tale, told in pictures, about a London boy who goes through a window to get back his soccer ball only to find himself in the middle of a Shakespearian production. In his efforts to escape, he is chased by the bard and joined by a bear.
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No book cover. 90432 : Brain full of holes, The by Chatterton, Martin
Theo Brain is the world's youngest super sleuth and he is on the trail of a missing truck driver who has driven into a mountain tunnel and completely disappeared. Theo lives in Switzerland where holes are going missing from the cheese and cows are starting to fly. Strange creatures appear from alternative universes and Theo is forced to intervene to stop a total outbreak of silliness.
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No book cover. 52700 : Brand new baby by Graham, Bob
A new baby brother has arrived and Wendy and Edward are not quite sure what to make of the small bundle. It seems that everything has changed at home.
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No book cover. 2724 : Brave heart: lessons learnt from life by Kirk, Brett & Kirk, Hayley S
After playing two hundred and forty-one games for his beloved Sydney Swans, Brett Kirk played his final game of AFL in 2010. Many know him as the courageous co-captain who helped his team win the grand final in 2005. What many people don't know is how he came to be such a tireless captain, honest teammate and admired role model, in both life and sport. Brett with his wife, Hayley, speaks about his life, and the challenges and triumphs that made him.
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Image currently unavailable 29589 : Brave little penguin by Pignataro, Anna
Little Penguin loves being with his dad. When Papa goes fishing, Little Penguin isn't happy but decides to be brave and have an adventure of his own.
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Image currently unavailable 6981 : Bravo Billy by Arena, Felice
Thirteen year old Billy is passionate about his guitar and his favourite band.
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Image currently unavailable 58 : Bridge to Wiseman's Cove, A by Moloney, James
Karl and his wild young brother are taken in by their aunt, after their mother abandons them.
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Image currently unavailable 3853 : Bridge, The by Higgins, Jane
The city is at war. Southside, the hostiles live in squalor and are hungry to cross the river. Cityside, ISIS is in charge, keeping the hostiles at bay. Nik has spent his life training to join ISIS but, when his college is blown up and his friend kidnapped, he must cross the bridge into hostile territory. Nik and his friends must choose their loyalties in a war that is not as clear as they were brought up to think. Some language in context. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
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Image currently unavailable 2601 : Bridie's boots by Cummings, Phil & Acton, Sara
Bridie loves her gumboots. They are just right for splashing and twirling. But Bridie gets too big for her beautiful boots, so sets them free on a big adventure across the seas.
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No book cover. 15386 : Bridie's fire by Murray, Kirsty
Bridie starts a new life in a new country, a young, orphaned, Irish girl sadly separated from her brother. Working in the theatre on the Australian goldfields is a very hard life. Bridie finds a way to use her talents and meets her true love.
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Image currently unavailable 744 : Bring back Cerberus by Gwynne, Phillip
The demand: bring back Cerberus, the new technology that's only whispered about in the furthest reaches of cyberspace. Drawn into the shady world of black-hat hacking and industrial espionage, Dom will need every skill he's learnt to complete this instalment. How can Dom steal something that doesn't exist. Failure is not an option.
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Image currently unavailable 123097 : Bringing home the bacons by Measday, Stephen
Roger and his friend, Lucy, tour the clubs as a ventriloquist act and try to win the national quiz show, Pick the Porky.
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Image currently unavailable 59 : Brocky's bananagram by Metzenthen, David
Matt Brock and his friend write a message on a banana which is to be shipped out from his dad's plantation. What a surprise when they receive a reply.
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Image currently unavailable 1691 : Broken sun, The by Pitt, Darrell
When an ancient artefact is stolen from the British museum, Jack, Scarlett and Mr Doyle embark on a hunt across Europe to find it. In a race against time, they need to foil a deadly plan to attack the Houses of Parliament.
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Image currently unavailable 9624 : Brown bread and honey by Allen, Pamela
The King loves to run, jump and ride his horse. He also loves to eat and eat and eat until he becomes too fat to have fun any more. When the King sacks all his cooks, he will have a problem with what to eat.
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Image currently unavailable 72328 : Brucie saves Christmas by Morrison, Yvonne & Pike, Michelle (ill)
Brucie, the joey kangaroo, loves reading books and doing science reports. When a catastrophe occurs that will prevent Santa from delivering the presents, Brucie must use all his smarts to help Santa fly the ute on Christmas Eve.
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Image currently unavailable 9685 : Brumby Mountain by Wood, Karen
When Luke brings home a truckload of traumatised brumbies, some with horrific injuries, Jess agrees that something must be done. Jess, Luke and their friends must foil the runners and save the wild mountain horses from their cruel fate.
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Image currently unavailable 9449 : Bruno Trask and the dark lady's jewels by Pryor, Michael
In a world where humans live alongside elves, dwarves, werewolves and ogres, Bruno Trask accidentally gets hold of one of the Dark Lady's jewels. He finds himself on the run from the world's most famous, rich and influential Elf. Fast and satirical.
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Image currently unavailable 15059 : Buffy, an adventure story by Graham, Bob
Buffy is a wonderful performing dog, rejected by his magician owner. He journeys the world until he realises that he can only be who he is and then he finds a family.
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Image currently unavailable 989 : Bugalugs bum thief, The by Winton, Tim
Skeeta Anderson woke up one morning to find that his bum was gone. And not only his bum, but the bum of every single person in the town of Bugalugs.
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Image currently unavailable 4654 : Building modern Australia 1950-1975 by Barrett, Rees
Explore the fascinating story of Australia, from its ancient Indigenous past to the present day, through the biographies of significant people. Find out how these people brought important changes to Australian society through their knowledge, actions or achievements.
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Image currently unavailable 2569 : Bully on the bus by Apel, Kathryn
Each day Leroy, in grade one, and his older sister Ruby, catch the school bus to school. DJ, an angry high school student, makes Leroy's life a misery on each trip through bullying, along with threats of what might happen if he tells anyone. Ruby encourages Leon to tell either his teacher or their parents, but Leroy resists - DJ's power is too strong.
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Image currently unavailable 61 : Bumface by Gleitzman, Morris
While his irresponsible, actress mother lives a jolly life, Angus is literally left holding the babies, his younger siblings. It's a bit much for an eleven year old. Humour masks the adult themes in this story that is suitable for mature readers.
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Image currently unavailable 6477 : Bungawitta by Rodda, Emily
The town of Bungawitta is so dry that the youngest resident, Glory-Alice, has only ever seen rain on television. The residents have to work out how to bring people to the dying town, where the sun always shines.
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Image currently unavailable 2963 : Bureau of Mysteries by Harper, H J & Ziersch, Nahum (ill)
George Feather lives an uneventful life. That is, until he falls down a chimney and discovers the Bureau of Mysteries, an eccentric group of investigators and codebreakers who live between the floors of a hotel. George is recruited and with his partner, Imp, must follow trails of evidence and try to crack the codes left behind by the suspects. The tricky cryptic clues must be solved in time to save the city.
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No book cover. 62 : Buried secrets by Harris, Christine
Fourteen very different stories in this collection cover topics such as x-ray vision, senility and coping with braces.
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Image currently unavailable 1980 : Burning the bails: the story of the ashes by Bell, Krista & Walters, Ainsley (ill)
When Russell witnesses his mother burning wooden bails from a friendly cricket match between Australia and England, little does he know just how important that night becomes in sporting history.
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Image currently unavailable 63 : Burnt stick, The by Hill, Anthony & Sofilas, Mark (ill)
An Aboriginal boy is removed from his mother, despite her desperate efforts to disguise his fair skin by rubbing him with charcoal from a burnt stick.
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Image currently unavailable 24726 : Bus called Heaven, A by Graham, Bob
One morning, a broken old bus appears, from nowhere, right outside Stella's house. Everyone wonders how it got there. When Stella climbs on board, she sees everything that it could become. So the lonely old bus becomes the place to hold meetings, play games and share stories. But one day, a tow truck arrives, threatening to take away not just the bus, but everything the community has worked hard to create.
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Image currently unavailable 88674 : Bus to the zoo, The by Murphy, Mary & Lee, Joh (ill)
There's a funny, blue bus going to the zoo today. The passengers are all special animals and the bus is filling up very quickly.
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Image currently unavailable 12400 : Bush babies by Dale, Kim
A beautifully illustrated, lift-the-flap book which describes fourteen animal babies found in the Australian bush.
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Image currently unavailable 2693 : Bush Christmas, A by Dennis, C J & Huxley, Dee (ill)
It's Christmas in the bush and the sun burns hotly through the gums. Down the road old Rogan comes for a bite of tucker and a beer. Mum's in the kitchen cooking up a turkey and plum pudding. A famous Australian poem revisited.
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Image currently unavailable 75199 : Bush concert, The by Visser, Helga
There has been a terrible drought and a multitude of Australian birds put on a gala concert to cheer themselves up. There is singing and dancing and magic tricks, but the final performance is the perfect end to a wonderful bush concert. Told in humorous rhyme.
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No book cover. 1273 : Bush holiday by Norrington, Leonie & McKenna Brenton E (ill)
Auntie Doreen is taking the kids on a real bush holiday, like they wouldn't believe.
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Image currently unavailable 15996 : Bush jumper, The by Chapman, Jean & Beck, Ali (ill)
Koala knits Mitti a jumper the colour of wattle blossom. The only problem is that she runs out of wool and has to knit a multi-coloured sleeve. Mitti is not keen on the result but the other animals help to change her mind.
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No book cover. 120128 : Bush tucka, good tucka by Brown, Jan & Madden, Robert (ill)
An hilarious trip to the supermarket for two Aboriginal kids and their weary Nan to buy bush tucka, sees the children being both cheeky and rambunctiously helpful. Contains bush tucka recipes for banana jelly and fried scones.
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No book cover. 84668 : Bush tucker and medicine of the Jawoyn by Bennett, Lily; Katherine, Margaret & Ranch, Sybil & Thompson, Liz
Three women elders share the stories and knowledge of food and medicine from Jawoyn county and the people who live there in the Barunga and Wugularr communities.
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No book cover. 21624 : Bush tucker and medicine of the Ndjebbana by James, Alistair Djalolba; Bawudba, Claire & Mabbindja, Debbie & Thompson, Liz
Three senior members share the stories and knowledge of food and medicine from Maningrida (Arnhem Land) area and the Ndjebbana people who live there.
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No book cover. 24773 : Bush tucker and medicine of the Ngaanyatjarra lands by Holland, Elizabeth & Watson, Dulcie & Davies, Tjingapa & Holland, Nora
Five women elders share the stories and knowledge of food and medicine from the Ngaanyatjarra lands (central western deserts) and the Yarnangu people who live there.
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No book cover. 28038 : Bush tucker and medicine of the Nyikina by Milgin, Annie Nayina & Watson, Dadakar John & Thompson, Liz
Two elders share the stories and knowledge of food and medicine from Jarlmadangah Burru and the Nyikina people who live there.
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No book cover. 22596 : Bushfire by Irwin, Bindi and others
Bindi and her friend spend an exhausting day helping out at the Australian Wildlife Hospital, caring for the victims of a local bushfire.
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No book cover. 26965 : Bushfire rescue by D'Ath, Justin
While trying to stop cattle rustlers from stealing a stud bull, an injured Sam is isolated in the mountains during a horrific bushfire. To survive, he must rely on his courage, ingenuity and the help of Chainsaw, a mad old rodeo bull.
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No book cover. 8850 : Bushrangers by Rushby, Pamela
Interesting information about some of the more colourful characters in Australia's bushranging history.
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Image currently unavailable 15060 : Bushrangers, heroes, victims or villains by Bruce, Jill B & Wade, Jan (ill)
Read about what made people choose to become bushrangers. Readers can decide whether the bushrangers' actions made them victims, villains or heroes.
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Image currently unavailable 15304 : Butterflies by Harley, Diana & Yates, Sue-Ellen (ill)
Allow your imagination to move with the butterflies in this engaging and beautifully illustrated book. Useful text for increasing students' understanding of vocabulary.
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Image currently unavailable 9500 : Butterflies and other insects by Morgan, Sally
The life span, mating behaviour, diet and self defence of butterflies and other insects, are revealed with amazing facts, relevant definitions and key terms.
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Image currently unavailable 56138 : Butterfly's circus by Goldstein, Nikki & Contreras, Melissa (ill)
Butterfly is no ordinary girl. On the day she is born, jealous Romola casts a wicked spell that causes little Butterfly to grow wings. She is different from all the other children, but when the future of the circus is put in danger, Butterfly finds a way to save it from closing.
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Image currently unavailable 76454 : Button boy by Young, Rebecca & deGennaro, Sue
Banjo is so fixated with button collecting, he doesn't join in the activities of the other neighbourhood children. When he returns home, his grandmother sews each button on his favourite jumper. But, the buttons once belonged to someone and, each morning, Banjo finds the owner of the buttons and detaches the relevant one from his jumper.
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Image currently unavailable 3386 : Buzz off by Abdel-Fattah, Randa & McGuiness, Dan (ill)
Noor can't sleep. An annoying fly will not leave hime alone. Noor even thinks he can hear it talking. If only he knew how to get rid of flies.
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Image currently unavailable 64 : Buzzard breath & brains by Moloney, James
The funny and moving sequel to, Swashbuckler. When the principal's prized rose garden is vandalised, Rex and Tony, get the blame. But it is a set-up, and Tony is ""making enquiries"". Rex discovers a dilemma, a new friend and even netball.
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Image currently unavailable 1021 : Cabbage patch war, The by Jennings, Paul
Chris is in the middle of a feud between her Dad and her neighbour. It is a very funny fight over a cabbage which turns into an out and out war.
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No book cover. 1022 : Cafe on Callisto, The by French, Jackie
An amusing story about a light-hearted journey through space and time, with a father and his daughter searching for the perfect planet.
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Image currently unavailable 5479 : Cairo Jim amidst the petticoats of Artemis by McSkimming, Geoffrey
Amidst the ruins of the ancient city of Ephesus, Captain Neptune Bone has unearthed an incredible relic which promises him supernatural powers.
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No book cover. 568 : Cairo Jim and Jocelyn Osgood after the puce empress by McSkimming, Geoffrey
A mysterious man inexplicably disappears mid-flight on the way to Shanghai. The strange object he thrusts into the flight attendant's hand leads Jocelyn Osgood, Cairo Jim and Joan Twilight on a search for a priceless, Chinese antiquity.
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Image currently unavailable 682 : Cairo Jim and Jocelyn Osgood in ascent into Asgard by McSkimming, Geoffrey
While stopping over in Norway, Joan Twilight buys a rusty old hammer she thinks will interest her friend Jocelyn Osgood. They seek out Professor Snerdforst and discover the hammer is more than a dusty relic.
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Image currently unavailable 18129 : Cairo Jim and Jocelyn Osgood in bedlam from Bollywood by McSkimming, Geoffrey
Cairo Jim and his friends, including Valkyrian Airways flight attendant Jocelyn Osgood, must uncover yet another mystery of history when they become embroiled in the shooting of an Indian film.
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Image currently unavailable 5483 : Cairo Jim and the alabastron of the forgotten gods by McSkimming, Geoffrey
A seemingly ordinary vase is stolen from the Greek Archaeological Museum by a figure swathed in mystery. But the vase, an ancient alabastron, holds a potent force that must not be allowed to escape.
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No book cover. 17471 : Cairo Jim and the Astragals of Angkor by McSkimming, Geoffrey
The Astragals of Angkor, strange ancient carvings from Cambodia, are discovered in the Vaults of Abandonment, deep below the Old Relics Society in Cairo. Cairo Jim, that well-known archaeologist and little-known poet, must find out where they came from and why they are shown in such outrageous positions.
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No book cover. 11510 : Cairo Jim and the chaos from Crete by McSkimming, Geoffrey
Jim and his faithful companions, Doris and Brenda, go underground to stop Neptune Bone and Desdemona the Parrot from finding the lost power of Knoss. They search for them in the labyrinth but discover more than they could predict.
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Image currently unavailable 15548 : Cairo Jim and the lagoon of tidal magnificence by McSkimming, Geoffrey
The kidnapping of the entire Turkish women's Olympic Tent Erection Team sparks an adventure which includes archaeological investigations by Cairo Jim and his off-beat team.
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No book cover. 5480 : Cairo Jim and the quest for the quetzal queen by McSkimming, Geoffrey
Cairo Jim must solve the riddle of the sudden and unexplained disappearance of paintings of the legendary quetzal queen. The paintings are not the only thing to disappear, so has Fifi Glusac, contortionist and harmonica player.
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Image currently unavailable 13545 : Cairo Jim and the rorting of Rameses' regalia by McSkimming, Geoffrey
A very exciting hieroglyphics discovery, in the Temple of Hathor at Dendara, sends Cairo Jim and friends off in pursuit of the secret of turning ordinary metals into gold.
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No book cover. 1028 : Cairo Jim and the secret sepulchre of the Sphinx by McSkimming, Geoffrey
When Cairo Jim, and his friends make the find of the century, a new enemy on the scene sets out to discredit Jim and destroy his hard-won reputation
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No book cover. 14483 : Cairo Jim and the sumptuous stash of Silenus by McSkimming, Geoffrey
Cairo Jim and his friends set out to stop Captain Neptune F Bone in his greedy pursuit to dominate the world's total gold resources, and to save King Midas's daughter.
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No book cover. 1029 : Cairo Jim and the sunken sarcophagus of Sekheret by McSkimming, Geoffrey
When Captain Neptune Bone disappears in the Red Sea while diving for a lost sarcophagus of a Pharaoh, Cairo Jim is called in to try and help find him in the dark and watery depths.
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Image currently unavailable 8637 : Cairo Jim and the tyrannical bauble of Tiberius by McSkimming, Geoffrey
Cairo Jim and his friends are sent to Rome to get to the bottom of an act of felony when a priceless and mysterious artefact, the Imperishable Bauble, is discovered to be missing.
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No book cover. 687 : Cairo Jim and the xylophones above Zarundi by McSkimming, Geoffrey
Jocelyn Osgood, friend of Cairo Jim, becomes embroiled in the theft of a priceless, royal tiara. She is thrown into a world of chaos and mystery in Zarundi, Africa.
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No book cover. 1005 : Cairo Jim at the crossroads of Orpheus by McSkimming, Geoffrey
In the dusty ruins of the ancient House of the Perfumer at Pompeii, astonishing discoveries are taking place. Long forgotten perfumes are being reinvented. But, when one of these whiffs of wonderment, believed to have legendary hypnotic powers, goes missing, it is up to that well-known archaeologist, Cairo Jim, and his friends to try and stop a rush of evil.
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No book cover. 677 : Cairo Jim in search of Martenarten by McSkimming, Geoffrey
Cairo Jim is in the Valley of the Kings, Egypt, on the hunt for the lost tomb of the Pharaoh Martenarten. The treacherous and devious Captain Neptune Bone is after the same priceless treasure.
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No book cover. 65 : Cairo Jim on the trail to ChaCha Muchos by McSkimming, Geoffrey
Cairo Jim, archaeologist and failed poet, discovers he is not the only one on the dangerour trail to ChaCha Muchos, a mysterious city deep in dark Peru.
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Image currently unavailable 12431 : Call of the Osprey by Jorgensen, Norman & Harrison-Lever, Brian
When Tom offers to help the captain restore an old steam boat, he enters a world of blisters and barnacles, pirates and gun-runners, shipwrecks and sea creatures. As Tom works side by side with the captain, their friendship grows and strengthens.
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No book cover. 1034 : Callie by Park, Ruth
A reissue combining two books, Callie's castle and Callie's family. Callie's castle is already on the PRC booklist with ID 67. You can read Callie's family using the ID number 1034. Callie is an ordinary child living in an extraordinary old house. She is bitterly disappointed when she is just one month too old at twelve to be able to go to Denmark with her dad as no-one can afford the adult fare she now needs.
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Image currently unavailable 67 : Callie's castle by Park, Ruth
Callie's Grandpa Cameron discovers a secret room in the roof of her house and it becomes her secret hideaway.
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Image currently unavailable 1301 : Calpepper's place by Trewin, Trudie & Gynell, Donna (ill)
Calpepper has had enough of plodding through the hot desert sand and sets out for excitement and far away places, searching for the perfect home.
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Image currently unavailable 68 : Came back to show you I could fly by Klein, Robin
Eleven year old Seymour meets Angie, who is older and beautiful, a dream girl. Seymour is unaware that Angie is a drug addict. Their friendship, and the revelation of this secret, changes both their lives.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 7069 : Camel who crossed Australia, The by French, Jackie
Bell Sing the camel has come from Pakistan to accompany Burke and Wills as they attempt to cross Australia from south to north, but Bell Sing yearns for water and freedom on a tough journey.
7-9 booklist
No book cover. 25700 : Camouflage by Irwin, Bindi and others
The Irwins have been invited to Singapore for the opening of a reptile park. While they are there, a Komodo dragon disappears from her enclosure.
3-4 booklist
No book cover. 2948 : Camp crazy by Trewin, Trudie
Daks and his mates are camping. No parents, just four mates alone with nature. But then they find a hidden camp. Is it the legendary Jungle Jim or someone much more sinister.
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Image currently unavailable 38087 : Camp croc by Trewin, Trudie
Camp Trib is legendary and Daks is finally there after years of waiting. So, too, are some wildlife smugglers. It's a jungle out there and Daks and his mates are in for an unexpected adventure at camp. Perhaps, they should be more afraid of the smugglers than the wildlife.
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No book cover. 31588 : Can I cuddle the moon by Brown, Kerry & Stewart, Lisa (ill)
A little owl who is searching for someone to cuddle discovers that the cuddle may not be very far away at all.
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No book cover. 23535 : Can we lick the spoon now by Goess, Carol & Ainslie, Tamsin (ill)
Share in the fun as Dad and the children get busy in the kitchen. They're making a chocolate cake and lots of things go wrong in the process.
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Image currently unavailable 9625 : Can you keep a secret by Allen, Pamela
The King has lost his crown. He can't find it anywhere. Follow him through this picture book and see how silly he's been.
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Image currently unavailable 6079 : Can you keep a secret by Carthew, Mark & Murphy, Jobi
For anyone who loves nursery rhymes, and for anyone yet to discover their wonders, this book includes a collection of action verse, playtime and counting rhymes, all brought to life with bright illustrations.
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Image currently unavailable 69 : Can you keep a secret by Pausacker, Jenny
An historical, political thriller set in Melbourne during the Depression in the 1930s.
7-9 booklist
No book cover. 70 : Candle for Saint Antony, A by Spence, Eleanor
An intense story about the developing, close relationship between Justin, an Australian boy, and Rudi, a sensitive boy from Austria. Their emotional interdependence causes trouble in their peer group as others question the nature of the relationship.
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Image currently unavailable 1045 : Cannily, cannily by French, Simon
Constantly moving, Trevor is always the new boy. His home is a caravan and school is a strange desk in an unfamiliar classroom. He has his way of coping, of fitting into each new place but this time it's different and things start to go horribly wrong.
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Image currently unavailable 26708 : Captain Blunderbolt by Martin, Carol Ann & Morris, Loren (ill)
Captain Blunderbolt is a hopeless bushranger. And, Alberta, Maudie and Tully think he reminds them of someone that they know.
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Image currently unavailable 5877 : Captain Congo and the Crocodile King by Starke, Ruth & Holfeld, Greg (ill)
An anthropologist is missing and Captain Congo is sent to find him. Danger and intrigue lie ahead, just what Captain Congo loves. Also lying in wait, to the dismay of his pintsized assistant, Pug, are mosquitoes, scorpions and the biggest crocodiles in Africa. Join the two heroes on an exciting adventure to find the missing professor.
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No book cover. 76273 : Captain Congo and the Klondike gold by Starke, Ruth & Holfeld, Greg (ill)
Captain Congo and his sidekick, Pug, are off to the Klondike in the Canadian northwest to investigate strange happenings in the gold mines. Some say it's a ghost terrorising the miners, other say it's a Sasquatch. Captain Congo doesn't believe either reason and sets out to prove it, while dodging those who are trying to do away with him.
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Image currently unavailable 3709 : Captain Congo and the Maharaja's monkey by Starke, Ruth & Holfeld, Greg (ill)
When the Maharaja of Bekar dies suddenly and mysteriously, Captain Congo and his loyal penguin offsider, Pug, are sent to investigate. In India, they find the Palace of Rajputana teeming with intrigue. Powerful enemies are scheming against Prince Beki being anointed as the next maharaja. Pug goes under cover while Captain Congo races against time to unravel the villains' plot.
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Image currently unavailable 26342 : Captain Cook and the Endeavour by Lefroy, Mike
Captain Cook was from a poor farming family and his ship, the Endeavour, was originally named the Earl of Pembroke. After their voyages around the world, both came to be celebrities in history.
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No book cover. 120129 : Captain Cook's apprentice by Hill, Anthony
When young Isaac Manley sailed from England with Captain James Cook on the Endeavour in 1768, no one knew if the mysterious southern continent really existed. During his three years at sea, Isaac witnessed floggings, huge storms, press-gangs and violent clashes as well as the tropical beauty of Hawaii and the wonders of New Zealand.
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Image currently unavailable 71 : Captain Mack by Roy, James
Danny has a difficult time at school. The school bully picks on him and Danny's friend, Captain Mack, still thinks that he is a POW and wants to return home.
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Image currently unavailable 18535 : Caravan kids by Hathorn, Libby & Connor, Julie (ill)
A family holiday in a caravan leads to an adventure for Sally and her family. Sally dreams of being a writer and so her Mum suggests she make her own story about the trip.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 23038 : Caro was here by Farrelly, Elizabeth
One match, one chance, she thinks. Make it count. Skipping school to lead a group of friends - and enemies - on an adult-free excursion to an island in Sydney Harbour is Caro's idea of a twelfth birthday outing. Marooned overnight? She can handle that too. But the challenges multiply. They're not alone on the island, and Caro must save her friends from life-threatening danger.
7-9 booklist
No book cover. 39344 : Caroline Chisholm by McCartney, Tania
Caroline Chisholm, the Australian emigrant's friend.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 2961 : Carousel, The by Dubosarsky, Ursula & Di Qual, Walter (ill)
A small girl and her dad go down to see the carousel and ride on the wooden horses. So begins the magical journey, a journey of music and mirrors, of green hills and sunlit skies, of wishes and freedom.
K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 6185 : Carrum sailing club, The by Saxby, Claire & Booth, Christina (Ill)
Join the family on their walk, exploring the beach, on their way to visit the Carrum Sailing Club. .
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Image currently unavailable 12808 : Caruso's song to the moon by Jaunn, Adele
Caruso, a music-loving cat, fancies himself as a crooner. He sings a scale to the moon and admires each lovely note. Unfortunately, the neighbourhood doesn't appreciate his nocturnal noise.
K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 82640 : Case of the diamond shadow, The by Masson, Sophie
Daisy and George find themselves caught up in a world of mystery and glamour when they try to unmask the jewel thief before it's too late.
7-9 booklist
No book cover. 7783 : Case of the getaway gold, The by Ball, Duncan & David, Mark (ill)
Anna and Tim find the real thief of the getaway gold.
5-6 booklist
No book cover. 7736 : Case of the graveyard ghost and other mysteries, The by Ball, Duncan & David, Mark (ill)
At the cemetery, pieces of headstone have mysteriously been discovered, along with bizarre notes. When Anna and Tim stumble across a head, they prove that three heads are better than two and decide to get to the bottom of this deed.
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No book cover. 2866 : Case of the midnight zappers, The by Ball, Duncan & David, Mark (ill)
Tim and Anna's house has been zapped. A gang of graffiti artists have been painting houses in Possum Creek with the huge letters ""ZAP"". The obvious suspects are the local gang called the Zappers, but Tim and Anna aren't so sure.
5-6 booklist
No book cover. 1079 : Case of the run away bullet, The by Ball, Duncan & David, Mark (ill)
A skinny mysteries book.
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Image currently unavailable 4660 : Case of the vampire's wire, The by Ball, Duncan & David, Mark (ill)
Anna and Tim help solve three separate mysteries. A visit to the museum, a night at the theatre and a dinner invitation all present mysteries that need to be solved.
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No book cover. 1082 : Case of the walkabout clock, The by Ball, Duncan & David, Mark (ill)
Mrs Wagner's antique clock has gone walkabout. Clocks are not supposed to be able to walk but there seems to be no other explanation.
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Image currently unavailable 13850 : Cassowary's egg, The by Fleming, Gary
Carla, a very bossy cassowary, leaves her partner, Calvin, to look after their egg for twenty-one days. But, the egg gets stolen and Calvin must find a way to get it back before Carla returns.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 21219 : Castle of the zombies by Williams, Sean & O'Connor, Nial (ill)
One night, Ollie Johnson wakes suddenly and surprises an intruder, a Fixer. When Ollie steps outside, he is plunged into a strange medieval world, where walls can have ears and eyes, and brains, and stomachs too. The despicable Lord Wight wants to take over everything and everyone, and only a couple of kids stand in his way. One of them is still in his pyjamas.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 18613 : Castles by Baillie, Allan & Magerl, Caroline (ill)
An imaginative story of princesses and pirates and a magical world.
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Image currently unavailable 119514 : Castles by Thompson, Colin
A totally creative picture book which will fascinate children. Thompson's imaginary castles will provide endless hours of enjoyment for the readers as they move from page to page.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 2834 : Cat by Dumbleton, Mike & Smith, Craig (ill)
Sometimes this adventurous cat is the victim and sometimes it is the victor. The story is told through the illustrations more than the words with lots of humour. A great book for reading the pictures.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 12311 : Cat and fish by Grant, Joan & Curtis, Neil (ill)
Cat and Fish discover each other one night and spark a most unlikely friendship. As they teach each other about the worlds of the land and the sea, they find they share a common sense of adventure. They learn new things from each other.
K-2 booklist
No book cover. 17142 : Cat and Fish go to see by Grant, Joan & Curtis, Neil (ill)
Cat and Fish go on a voyage and get sea sick. They find a lighthouse and compare what each other needs to overcome the seas. They both realise that being themselves is best.
K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 47175 : Cat Balloon by Morgan, Palo
Everyone tells Cat Balloon he'll never fly to the moon. But where there's a will there's a way. This enchanting picture book is about a cat who dared to dream.
K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 46370 : Cat called Kitty, A by Bowater, Alan & Pascoe, Pete (ill)
Pete, the flying, purple pig meets Kitty, the cat, and, despite their differences, they become close friends.
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Image currently unavailable 1089 : Cat chocolate by Darling, Kate
An amusing tale of chocolate and revenge.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 15173 : Cat dreamer, The by Carmody, Isobelle
When visitors arrive in Quentaris and stay, dark and strange rumours of sacrifice emerge and people start disappearing. Igorik, with the help of a mysterious cat, takes it upon himself to investigate.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 102559 : Cat on the island by Crew, Gary & Warden, Gillian (ill)
The true story of David and his father who came to Stephens Island, a remote and pristine New Zealand island, in 1894. They built a lighthouse to protect ships, chopping down the trees and demolishing the habitat of the birds. But worse than that, they also brought their pregnant cat and the island's tiny flightless wrens were wiped out in less than two years.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 88543 : Cat on the mat is flat, The by Griffiths, Andy & Denton, Terry (ill)
Funny stories with silly pictures about a rat with a bat and a flat cat, also a duck with a truck that sucks up muck. A wonderful spoof on simple readers.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 803 : Catch the Zolt by Gwynne, Phillip
Dom's family owe an ancient debt to a secretive organisation known simply as The Debt. Now that Dom is 15, it is his turn to make the six Instalments required from each Silvagni male or sacrifice a pound of flesh in payment. Dom's first challenge is to catch the Zolt, a 17-year-old Facebook bandit who has a penchant for stealing light aircraft from wealthy Gold Coast residents.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 14151 : Caterpillar and butterfly by Kwaymullina, Ambelin
Caterpillar lives alone and, in fear of her surroundings, forms a chrysalis where she can hide away. After a while, she misses the other animals and starts to wonder what it might be like to explore the outside world. When she emerges, she discovers that not only is she different but she is not alone.
K-2 booklist
No book cover. 76 : Cathy Freeman by Dolan, Beth
A biography of one of Australia's most famous athletes and one of the books in the Young Achievers series.
5-6 booklist
No book cover. 75 : Cathy Freeman (Aussie stars) by McCallum, Grant
Cathy Freeman's early career as a schoolgirl athlete and a Commonwealth Games representative for Australia.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 18688 : Catland by Starke, Ruth
Having to stay with her Dad, his new wife and two stepdaughters when her mum goes to India is not as bad as Rose first thinks. Her stepmother is mounting a campaign against cats and a neighbour who has lots of them. Rose finds a solution.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 4682 : Cats by Pyers, Greg
Having a cat is a big responsibility. Your cat relies on you for food, water and a safe place to live. If your cat is sick or injured, it relies on you to make sure it gets proper care. Find out all you need to know about having a cat as a pet.
3-4 booklist
No book cover. 13333 : Caveman bash by Carter, Charlie & Jeffery, Russell (ill)
Ebro River, Northern Spain in 30,000 BC. Battle Boy's mission objective is to find out what happened to the Neanderthals. But, Battle Boy's mission doesn't begin well. His brother, Monty, has followed him into the Battle Book and they meet the fierce Cro Magnons.
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Image currently unavailable 1111 : Cavern of fear by Rodda, Emily
Any one, but only one title from the Deltora Shadowlands quest series can be read using this PRC Book ID number. One Deltora series book can be read using PRC Book ID 2529, Forests of Silence using PRC Book ID 140, others as personal choices.
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No book cover. 4303 : Cedar, seals and whaling ships by Nicholson, John
Explores the developing technology and economy of Australia at the hands of the new white settlers: whaling, sealing, farming, timber-felling, ship-building, exploring and transporting goods by land and sea.
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Image currently unavailable 14391 : Celeste sails to Spain by Lester, Alison
Celeste and her family members have different experiences while going to the museum, to the park, to the show, celebrating and dreaming.
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Image currently unavailable 42065 : Certain music, A by Walters, Celeste & Spudvilas, Anne (ill)
In 1823, a young, lonely girl spends much of her time hiding in the Vienna Woods. She spies an old man, a composer, and they form an odd friendship which develops through their mutual love of music. A story of how she triumphs over difficult circumstances and how people can help each other.
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Image currently unavailable 77 : Champion & other stories, The by Sykes, Helen (ed)
Helen Sykes has combined a selection of stories by some of Australia's best-known authors.
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Image currently unavailable 78 : Change the locks by French, Simon
Steven has to assume much of the responsibility for his little brother when his young mother can't cope. Steven's fears, and the memories that accompany them, are explained as he becomes closer to his mother. Some strong language in context.
7-9 booklist
No book cover. 9347 : Changing stories by Mellor, Bronwyn & Hemming, Judith & Leggett, Jane
A collection of different versions of folk and fairy stories designed to encourage secondary students to consider different points of view and the ways stories can change over time.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 7814 : Chantelle's cloak by Marwood, Lorraine & Bell, Jocelyn (ill)
When Mum's new baby is born, Chantelle doesn't want to be a big sister. All she wants is a special, magical cloak so she can make herself invisible.
3-4 booklist
No book cover. 19273 : Chariot charge by Carter, Charlie & Jeffery, Russell (ill)
In 1400 BC, the most famous chariot battle occurred between the Hittities and the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses II. Mission objectives include discovering who wins the Battle of Kadesh and the location of the tomb of Prince Awutali, and the priceless treasure that was buried with him.
5-6 booklist
No book cover. 80 : Charlie Carver stacks it by Stiller, Laurie
Quirky tales and scientific principles are included in the bizarre disasters that befall the Carver family.
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Image currently unavailable 12645 : Charlotte and me by Gould, Sally
At kindergarten, a little boy meets Charlotte, a little girl from Paris, and they become great friends. When Charlotte has to return to Paris, the boy must deal with his loss.
K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 14338 : Charlotte and the starlet by Warner, Dave
Charlotte is a thirteen year old girl with aspirations of joining the Junior Olympic Equestrian Squad. She loves riding and knows she is good but nothing has prepared her for the dirty tricks that other competitors have up their sleeves.
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Image currently unavailable 9349 : Chasing the break by Panckridge, Michael
Every year at Sandhurst School, the students compete to be the school's Sporting Legend, as the best out of eight sports. It is time to find out the legend of the surf: Mitchell Grady, the new boy, or Travis Fisk, the school bully.
5-6 booklist
No book cover. 56355 : Chat room by Biggs, Barbara
Sam is thirteen and has recently moved from Sydney to Melbourne with her high powered, busy parents. She has started at a new school and feels lonely and isolated. Sam logs onto chat rooms for company and begins a friendship with Chatman, a charming seventeen year old. But, Chatman is not what he seems and the developing friendship takes a sinister turn. Addresses contemporary problems associated with the anonymity of chat rooms and internet predators.
7-9 booklist
No book cover. 18705 : Chatterbox by Wild, Margaret & Niland, Deborah (ill)
Max's baby sister, Daisy, is gorgeous. But when is she going to talk? Mum wants her to say moo, Dad wants her to say neigh, Nana wants her to baa and Max wants her to quack. But Daisy says nothing, until one day she surprises everyone.
K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 1972 : Check on me by Daddo, Andrew & Bentley, Jonathan (ill)
A favourite bedtime story to read to a very young child. All the best bedtimes include stories that are read and stories that are told plus a few other things that make them special.
K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 5933 : Cheeky monkey by Daddo, Andrew & Quay, Emma (ill)
Dad wakes his small boy and it's time for a bath, dressing, hair combing and breakfast.
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No book cover. 1217 : Chelonia Green: champion of turtles by Mattingly, Christobel
Michelle, alias Chellie, (Chelonia is the scientific name for the green turtle), lives with her parents on a remote island off the coast of Queensland. When a cherished loggerhead turtle dies after being choked by a carelessly discarded fishing line, Chellie sets out on a clean-up campaign, using some very effective letter writing and emailing.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 5370 : Chess nuts by Lawrinson, Julia
Jackson is sporty and popular. Anna is number one in the school chess squad. These two will have to get along once the game changes. Includes schoolyard banter.
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Image currently unavailable 8184 : Chester and Gil by Faulkner, Carol & James, Ann (ill)
Chester and Gil live in the same goldfish bowl. While Gil just floats around the same old place, Chester knows he can save the world. A funny story of a fishy odd couple and the power of thinking big.
K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 10869 : Chewing-gum kid, The by Dawe, Bruce
Simon Bright has a feeling that this week is going to be different and he's right. After the discovery of the Super-Gum, his life changes.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 9252 : Chicken Stu by Luff, Nathan
Stu is a wuss, a weakling, a soft city kid. His cousins are tough farm kids who are daredevils. When Stu is packed off to the country for the summer, he has to face the dangers that lurk behind every tree, demonic lambs, yabby-infested tanks and, worst of all, his cousins.
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No book cover. 82 : Chickpea by Syme, Marguerite Hann
Hooman, a young Iranian Australian boy, lives with his widower father and irritating younger sister, Mina. His pet hen, Chickpea, becomes broody over a clutch of infertile eggs and refuses to leave the nest.
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Image currently unavailable 84 : Child's dreaming by Gilbert, Kevin
Kevin Gilbert is an Aboriginal artist and poet and his poems focus on the Australian outback, in particular, the fauna.
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Image currently unavailable 7984 : Children of the king, The by Hartnett, Sonya
Cecily, Jeremy and a young refugee, May, have been sent to live with Uncle Peregrine in the country, safe from the war in London. But, when Cecily and May find two mysterious boys hiding out in a nearby castle ruin, and Jeremy runs away to London to help in the war effort, several destinies come together to make an extraordinary adventure.
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Image currently unavailable 5367 : Children who loved books, The by Carnavas, Peter
Angus and Lucy love books. They have hundreds of them. Then, one day, all the books are taken away and the family discovers they need books more than they could ever have imagined.
K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 85 : Children's house of Belsen, The by Verolme, Hetty
A true account of the author's time spent as a prisoner in Belsen concentration camp, 1943-1945. The fear and uncertainty of the time are depicted simply, focusing on the positives not just the horrors associated with this period and place.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 10910 : Chimpanzee book: apes like us, The by Litchfield, Carla
They look cute and cuddly but don't underestimate them. Our closest living, animal relatives use tools to hunt, can hold a grudge and even use computers to communicate.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 86 : China coin, The by Baillie, Allan
The horror of Tiannaman Square confronts Leah when she is searching for her ancient links in China.
7-9 booklist
No book cover. 21422 : Chook called Harry, A by Gwynne, Phillip & Denton, Terry (ill)
There are ten chooks in the chook house and Chris collects the eggs every day. When his favourite chook, Happy Harry, stops laying, Chris's Dad says that she's not pulling her weight and will have to go. Chris must work out a way to save her. Some derogatory language used in context.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 7334 : Chook shed snake by Cummings, Phil & Holfeld, Greg (ill)
Mum's on to Dad again about the state of the chook yard. It's patched with sheets of old iron, a toilet pan, a tractor wheel and an old car bonnet. It's time to fix it up. But, the trouble that Dad's in with Mum is nothing compared to the mischief that a slithery, brown snake has in mind.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 81625 : Christian the lion by Bourke, Anthony & Rendall, John & Knowles, Ruth (adapt)
Two young Australian men, Ace and John, who were living in London in the swinging 60s, bought themselves a real lion cub from Harrods department store. This book follows their journey to raise a lion cub in a big city and then attempt to return him to the wild, with the support of famed lion expert, George Adamson.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 7234 : Christina's Matilda by Wignell, Edel & Botte, Elizabeth (ill)
Most people know the words to the song Waltzing Matilda and that it was written by the poet Banjo Paterson. But, not many know the origin of the tune. In 1885, Christina Macpherson played an old Scottish marching tune and Banjo Paterson, who was visiting the family, liked it and wrote words to accompany the music. Banjo and the song became famous but Christina's role was forgotten until the 1970s.
5-6 booklist
No book cover. 87 : Christine Anu (Aussie stars) by McCallum, Grant
Christine Anu's life begins in the Torres Strait Islands and leads to her rise in the world of music.
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Image currently unavailable 6218 : Christmas rose, The by Blaxland, Wendy & Hennessy, Lucy (ill)
The fields near Bethlehem are filled with joy when angels appear telling of the birth of a very special baby. Men are travelling to give the baby gifts, but Madelon has nothing, what could she possibly give him when she meets him.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 20747 : Christmas wombat by French, Jackie & Whatley, Bruce (ill)
Christmas comes but once a year, and it's just as well for Santa's reindeer, who have to fight with Mothball for the carrots left out for them by the local children. And, when Mothball takes an unexpected sleigh ride, it's not just Santa who faces the prospect of getting stuck in the chimney. Christmas from a wombat's eye view is always going to be interesting.
K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 36171 : Cicada summer by Constable, Kate
Two years ago, Eloise's mother died and, over time, sadness has taken her voice. Her father, preoccupied with grandiose schemes that allow him to run from his own grief, ignores what is happening with Eloise's quietness. When Eloise meets Anna, a girl from another time, things begin to change as Eloise finds the peace and safety she needs to heal.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 7576 : Cinderfella by Bates, Dianne & Viska, Peter (ill)
Cinderfella from the Planet Jetsonia meets Princess Esmerelda of the Planet Earth and strange things happen.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 53765 : Cindy-Ella, an Aussie Cinderella by Champion, T & Singleton, G (ill)
Aussie Cinderella who is hard-working, has a fairy godnanna and a lost thong is after Steve, the best sheep shearer in town.
3-4 booklist
No book cover. 8973 : Circus pony, The by Lester, Alison & Harvey, Roland (ill)
When Bonnie and Sam find a fabulous picture of a girl balancing on a horse, they decide to enter the local Talent Night with some trick riding of their own. They decide that Tricky and Bonnie will make the perfect team. When they find out that animals are not allowed in the talent night. it seems like the end of their dream.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 4758 : City of lies by Tanner, Lian
The Keeper Trilogy - Book 2. Goldie Roth is a trained thief and a skilled liar. She's supposed to be one of the Keepers of the mysterious Museum of Dunt but she will not leave her sick parents. But, when Toadspit's sister is stolen, he and Goldie follow the child-stealers. She discovers some dangerous secrets that the child-stealers will kill to protect. Goldie needs all her skills as a thief and a liar if she is to survive and save her friends.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 1201 : City of the rats by Rodda, Emily
Lief, Barda and Jasmine - companions with nothing in common but their hatred of the enemy - are on a perilous quest to see the seven lost gems of the magic Belt of Deltora.
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Image currently unavailable 62419 : City, The by Greder, Armin
A woman takes her only child to live in seclusion so that he should be spared the terrible things that happen in life. She cares for him and is happy. But, one moonless night she dies. The art is sombre but highly original.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 12451 : Clair de lune by Golds, Cassandra
Clair-de-Lune has lived with her grandmother since her mother died. She lives a sheltered life until she meets Bonaventure, a brave talking mouse, who takes Clair-de-Lune on adventures of which she had only dreamed.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 9663 : Clancy & Millie and the very fine house by Gleeson, Libby & Blackwood, Freya (ill)
When there is a very big house, two small children and a huge stack of cardboard boxes that become a game, friendship can help turn a house into a home.
K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 15305 : Clancy of the Overflow by Paterson, A B (Banjo) & Niland, Kilmeny (ill)
This classic Australian poem, more than a hundred years old, comes alive with fresh illustrations of the outback that Paterson loved so well.
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Image currently unavailable 11560 : Clancy's long, long walk by Gleeson, Libby
Sam decides to walk to Steamers, a fantastic beach about six kilometres away from home. Sam's little brother, Clancy, wants to go too. Mum and Dad say it's too far and that Clancy isn't big enough. But, Clancy is very determined.
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No book cover. 22004 : Clariel by Nix, Garth
Clariel, the daughter of one of the most notable families in the Old Kingdom, dreams of a simple life. But, there's a dangerous Free Magic creature loose in the city, her parents want her to marry a killer and a plot is brewing against the old King Orrikan. Clariel finds hidden sorcery within herself, yet it is magic that carries great dangers. She must avoid the temptation of power to escape marriage and save the King.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 14777 : Clearing the pack by Panckridge, Michael
Every year, the students compete to be the school's Sporting Legend - the best out of eight sports. The first round was surfing, then cricket, tennis - now the sport is football.
5-6 booklist
No book cover. 8747 : Clementine Rose and the ballet break-in by Harvey, Jaqueline & Yi, J (ill)
Clementine Rose is over the moon. Her ballet lessons have finally begun and Clementine's class has been invited to dance at the reopening of the village hall. There is lots to learn, and Clemmie is eager to get onstage. But, not everything is going to plan. At school, there is trouble with Angus and Joshua, and on the day of the big ballet performance, disaster strikes.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 7393 : Clementine Rose and the famous friend by Harvey, Jacqueline & Yi, J (ill)
Clementine Rose is heading back to school, and this year she has a new teacher. Mr Smee is very different and he sets the class a special project. Clemmie can't wait to get started. At Penberthy House, an intriguing guest has arrived. Miss Richardson is staying for a whole month to write a book. Trouble is, she is secretive, never comes out of her room and doesn't seem to like children at all.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 24328 : Clementine Rose and the farm fiasco by Harvey, Jacqueline & Yi, J (ill)
Clementine Rose and her classmates are all abuzz. They're off on an excursion to a local farm. When Aunt Violet comes along to help out, no-one is sure just how helpful she'll be. Things get out of control when Aunt Violet and Mrs Bottomley go missing and Joshua is cornered by Ramon the feisty ram. Will Clementine and her friends escape from Ramon and find the missing ladies too.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 55539 : Clementine Rose and the perfect present by Harvey, Jacqueline & Yi, J (ill)
Clementine Rose is thrilled: there's a giant tent in the back garden and guests arriving by the car load. A wedding at Penberthy House is just the thing her mother needs to help pay for the much needed new roof. But amid the excitement Uncle Digby falls ill, an invitation goes astray and, to everyone's horror, Aunt Violet is left in charge. All those beautifully wrapped parcels give Clementine a great idea.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 48643 : Clementine Rose and the pet day disaster by Harvey, Jacqueline & Yi, J (ill)
Clementine Rose has been waiting for this day for such a long time - her first day at school, but things do not go smoothly. Her teacher is much stricter than she expected and she must sit next to naughty and nasty Angus the whole day. Pet Day, when her beloved Lavender, the teacup pig, can join her at school, has many unexpected and funny consequences.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 26700 : Clementine Rose and the seaside escape by Harvey, Jacqueline & Yi, J (ill)
Clementine Rose and her family are off to the beach. Clementine is delighted to meet the other children staying at the guesthouse. Freddy is a lot of fun but his older sister takes a little more getting used to. Freddy takes Clementine exploring the beach caves, where they discover a wonderful secret. Lavender escapes during a storm and it's all hands on deck to get the pig back safe and sound.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 37937 : Clementine Rose and the surprise visitor by Harvey, Jacqueline & Yi, J (ill)
When Clementine's scary Aunt Violet arrives unexpectedly, the house hold is thrown into disarray. What is it that Aunt Violet really wants, and what is she carrying in her mysterious black bag.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 37458 : Clementine Rose and the treasure box by Harvey, Jacqueline & Yi, J (ill)
Clementine Rose can't believe her luck. Her new neighbours have three children for her to play with and to top it off, the their mother has promised to give ballet lessons. Clemmie can't wait to put on a tutu and learn to dance. Something terrible happens to the local hall and ballet lessons are put on hold. Perhaps Clementine Rose and her new friends can find some hidden treasure to pay for repairs.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 1890 : Clementine's walk by White, Annie
Everyone is too busy to take Clementine for a walk. When they finally find the time, Clementine is nowhere to be found.
K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 1309 : Cleo stories, The by Gleeson, Libby & Blackwood, Freya (ill)
Having a big imagination means you can always find a way to have fun.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 43960 : Click go the shears by Lance, Charlotte
The illustrations breathe new life into this classic Australian folksong. The eccentric shearers have their work cut out for them but still find time for fun.
3-4 booklist
No book cover. 89 : Climb a lonely hill by Norman, Lilith
A prospecting holiday turns into a struggle for survival for two children when their car crashes in an isolated place in the bush, killing their uncle.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 9417 : Climbing Mount Sugarbin by Harvey, Pam
Nathan loves pistons, drive shafts and carburettors. He's entering Lightning Rager in the new section of the annual Mount Sugarbin Hill Climb Race.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 18076 : Clinton Gregory's secret by Whatley, Bruce
Clinton Gregory has a secret. Actually, Clinton has at least seven secrets just from last week. Every night, when no-one else is looking, Clinton does extraordinary things. He befriends a dragon, teaches a stegosaurus a new trick and flies around the world on a plate of spaghetti. Look in the pictures for a clue to Clinton's next secret.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 1225 : Clive eats alligators by Lester, Alison
When it comes to playing, eating, shopping, dressing and even going to bed, Clive, Tessa, Frank, Rosie and the rest of the kids all have their favourite way of doing things.
K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 888 : Cloud road, The by Carmody, Isobelle
Adventure and danger follow Bily, Zluty, Redwing and the Monster as they cross a desert and journey through high stony mountains in search of a new home.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 60376 : Cloudchasers, The by Hunt, Steven (ill) & Richardson, David
In the grey streets of Bankertown, Alice dares to rebel, escaping into the clouds in a hot air balloon. She is determined to restore imagination and freedom to Bankertown, but the terrifying Catcher is on her trail.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 68863 : Cloudchasers: the east wind, The by Hunt, Steven (ill) & Richardson, David
Alice, Thomas and Spinner are being pursued by the Catcher through many terrifying and fantastic cloud lands, in their search for the Banker's father and to expose secrets to save Bankertown.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 6502 : Coat, The by Hunt, Julie & Brooks, Ron (ill)
The Coat stood in a paddock at the end of a row of strawberries. It was buttoned up tight, stuffed full of straw and it was angry. It recognises itself as a top-of-the-line coat and feels wasted as a scarecrow. When a gust of wind fills the arm of the scarecrow, a man walking along the path thinks it's waving. The man puts on the coat and a magical adventure begins.
5-6 booklist
No book cover. 6526 : Cockroach cup, The by Caraher, Kim
Everyone is looking for a top cockroach to win the Cockroach Cup. From the moment that Cool scuttles out into torchlight, he, or she, is obviously a champion. But, Cup Day brings more than a few surprises.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 93684 : Cocky who cried dingo, The by Morrison, Yvonne & McKenzie, Heath (ill)
Cocky is a cheeky trickster who loves nothing more than pulling pranks on the other birds. But, when Cocky's tricks get him into real trouble, he finally learns his lesson. An hilarious rhyming adaptation of The Boy Who Cried Wolf.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 12394 : Cocky, the crow and the hawk, The by Nicholls, Christine (ed.) & Mudgedell, Matingali Napanangka (teller)
A Dreaming narrative belonging to Matingali Napanangka Mudgedell, in which all the birds were brightly coloured. The birds lived together and shared their food. But, one day, the cocky and the crow argued and everything changed.
K-2 booklist
No book cover. 13214 : Code name Mr Right by Harvey, Jacqueline
Penelope, known as Snot, thinks she has found the perfect man for her mum. Some strong language used in context.
5-6 booklist
No book cover. 17473 : Code name: rescue by Harvey, Jacqueline
Penny takes her friend Kimi with her to visit her Dad and his girlfriend in Japan. During their trip, the girls each receive a strange and magical doll, a Daruma. Some strong language used in context.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 17472 : Code name: unwanted by Harvey, Jacqueline
Penelope is thrilled her mum has married her perfect man. But mum and the new step-dad have some surprises in store for Penelope that might not be so pleasant. Some strong language used in context.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 1238 : Cold iron by Masson, Sophie
Tattercoat's only friends include Pug, the gooseherd, and Malkin, the serving maid. They devise a way to smuggle Tattercoat in to a birthday ball from which her grandfather has excluded her.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 14911 : Collecting colour by Dunstan, Kylie
Rose and her friend, Olive, love going bush in Arnhem Land to collect 'colour' and pandanus leaves for weaving baskets, bags and mats.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 12486 : Collector, The by Hawke, Rosanne & Pignataro, Anna (ill)
When Uncle Max's best flying pigeons disappear, Luke's cat, Q, is blamed. Dad threatens to send Q away to the animal refuge for unwanted pets. Luke and Bree must solve the mystery perhaps with a little help from Q himself.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 8690 : Colonial life 1851-1900 by Barrett, Rees
Explore the fascinating story of Australia, from its ancient Indigenous past to the present day, through the biographies of significant people. Find out how these people brought important changes to Australian society through their knowledge, actions or achievements.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 12381 : Colossal creatures by Hughes, Nick & Goss, Mini (ill)
Who is the biggest creature of them all? Lift the flaps to find out. The simple rhyming text contrasts the ancient dinosaurs with the animals, people and buildings of today.
K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 91 : Colour of sunshine, The by Metzenthen, David
Following the death of his older sister in a car accident, a nine year old boy is surrounded by the grief of his family.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 42881 : Columbia sneezes by Brian, Janeen & Cunnett, Gabe (ill)
Columbia absolutely loves where he lives but he just can't stop sneezing. A solution is provided when he meets a stranger in the desert. A rhyming picture book with a humorous plot and rhythmical text made for reading out loud, complemented by humorous illustrations.
K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 1244 : Come back Gizmo by Jennings, Paul
In the third book about the gizmo, a new set of characters become embroiled in hilarious, embarrassing scenes when lovesick Jimmy locks his pet dog in the car boot to win the affections of the snooty girl next door. The gizmo soon works its magic, with Jimmy soon living to regret his moment of selfishness.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 52249 : Come by chance by Winch, Madeleine
Bertha found an abandoned home in the middle of nowhere and fixed it up. She called her home, Come by chance, and that is what happened. All sorts of animals, sheep, kangaroos and a cat, came to her door during the cold winter. She took them all in and cared for them until summer.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 94504 : Come down, cat by Hartnett, Sonya & Masciullo, Lucia (ill)
The day is ending, night is falling and Nicholas's cat won't come down from the roof. High on the roof, she licks her paws while Nicholas worries about her being all alone, especially during the night. But, his cat doesn't want to come down, at least, not yet.
K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 4334 : Communications technology by Hilvert, John & Bruce, Linda
Since ancient times, people have been fascinated by how things work. This series features the design and technology of machines that are part of our daily lives, and explains where and how they are used and the materials from which they are made.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 85274 : Complete adventures of Blinky Bill by Wall, Dorothy
Discover an Australian classic, Blinky Bill and his wonderful adventures.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 363 : Complete adventures of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie, The by Gibbs, May
Snugglepot and Cuddlepie feature in this Australian classic. They are two gumnut babies who live in the bush and have adventures with their bush friends and the big bad Banksia men.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 35699 : Con-nerd by Phommavanh, Oliver
Connor is under extreme pressure. At home, his mother has his future planned so as to bring honour to the family. This means a selective high school, with coaching after school to pass the tests, and then a career as a doctor. Anything less is unthinkable, including Connor's real talent of drawing manga style characters and making his own comic books. Then, there's his classmates' perception that he's a nerd.
5-6 booklist
No book cover. 24135 : Conspiracy 365 black ops: endgame by Lord, Gabrielle
Shadow Island's volcano is erupting and Cal and Ryan are trapped on the island with the evil Damien Thoroughgood, who will stop at nothing to fulfil his deadly plan. After surviving in the jungle and outwitting his enemy for so long, Cal risks losing his brother and everything he's worked towards. Cal must make a difficult decision to save his brother's life and try to stop Damien from unleashing earth-shattering evil.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 49953 : Conspiracy 365 black ops: hunted by Lord, Gabrielle
Cal is undercover and evading search parties, planning rescue missions and sneaking through a maze of hidden tunnels is an average day for Cal as he evades capture.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 46582 : Conspiracy 365 black ops: missing by Lord, Gabrielle
Cal agrees to work as an undercover agent to find his twin and on an island for troubled twins he faces his most heart-stopping challenges yet.
7-9 booklist
No book cover. 39465 : Conspiracy 365: April by Lord, Gabrielle
A high-speed chase gone wrong leaves Cal exposed to certain capture by Oriana's thugs. He knows if they succeed, any hope of seeing Gabbi alive again is remote. He has to get away but he can't just leave a man to drown.
7-9 booklist
No book cover. 43260 : Conspiracy 365: August by Lord, Gabrielle
Buried alive in a coffin, Cal's chances of survival are running out as fast as the air around him. Thanks to his unknown attackers, he's lost the Jewel and the Riddle, and now his life hangs in the balance. Six feet under. Boges and Winter are frantically trying to find him before it's too late.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 94153 : Conspiracy 365: December by Lord, Gabrielle
It's December, the final month in the deadly 365 day countdown. Cal desperately needs to get to Ireland but, with airport security at an all-time high, escaping the country seems impossible. He must reach the Ormond Singularity before midnight. One thing's for sure, people will lose their lives in the fight to the end.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 69116 : Conspiracy 365: February by Lord, Gabrielle
Callum has survived January, on the run from villains and criminals chasing the secret they believe he possesses, the key to vast fortune for his family. Callum's sister has been viciously attacked and the police believe Callum is responsible. The mystery is deepened by his suspicions of Winter.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 27238 : Conspiracy 365: January by Lord, Gabrielle
Callum Ormond is jolted out of his ordinary school and family life by a series of events where at least one villain is after his life and his family secret. The problem is that Callum does not even know the secret himself. He only knows that his dad, who died in mysterious circumstances, has left him a puzzle to solve.
7-9 booklist
No book cover. 43421 : Conspiracy 365: July by Lord, Gabrielle
Breaking out of the fishing net is the least of Cal's worries. All kinds of perils await him on deck. He dodges the cops but becomes indebted to a boat captain. He must learn more about Piers Ormond's will but is stuck carting fish to earn back his freedom. Cal may have a chance if he can find his great-aunt.
7-9 booklist
No book cover. 16610 : Conspiracy 365: June by Lord, Gabrielle
With seconds to spare, Cal escapes from the burning wreck of the Orca. Helicopters search from the sky, while Oriana's thugs chase on foot. Cal must dodge the cops and crims, and return to his pursuit of the Ormond Jewel. Convinced Sligo has the Jewel, Cal embarks on a dangerous break-in mission to retrieve it.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 7425 : Conspiracy 365: Malice by Lord, Gabrielle
Callum, Boges and Winter lived through the 365 days it took to solve the Ormond Singularity then barely escaped from a lunatic bent on revenge. Now a deadly secret from Winter's mysterious past has come to haunt them. The countdown begins again.
7-9 booklist
No book cover. 27991 : Conspiracy 365: March by Lord, Gabrielle
Trapped, with a train bearing down on him, Cal's chances of survival look grim. The cops and criminal gangs are unrelenting, they want him behind bars or dead. The stakes are getting higher but all the clues to the Ormond Singularity just lead to more puzzles, and more danger.
7-9 booklist
No book cover. 14870 : Conspiracy 365: May by Lord, Gabrielle
The sound of screaming fills the air. Cal's identity has been stripped from him and he's been locked up in an asylum where danger lurks on both sides of the bars. He has no idea who has put him there but the doctors are convinced that Cal is delusional, and have no intention of setting him free.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 88208 : Conspiracy 365: November by Lord, Gabrielle
The deadline of the 31st of December is fast approaching and Cal's enemies are closing in on all sides. Even the notorious Toecutter Durham has emerged from the underworld to join the hunt. With so many answers finally imminent, it's crucial that Cal dodges danger and stays alive.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 57551 : Conspiracy 365: October by Lord, Gabrielle
A gun shot rings out as Cal hides from his stalkers. The hostile desert seems determined to become Cal's final resting place. Back in the city, an impossible job looms. To break into Oriana's safe at Zurich Bank, Boges needs to make a perfect copy of her fingerprint, and they need her PIN identification.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 20549 : Conspiracy 365: Revenge by Lord, Gabrielle
After three hundred and sixty-five days on the run, Cal Ormond is finally back with family and friends, and life seems good. But, one night, Cal receives a mysterious message. He doesn't know if it's a real warning or a hoax.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 64732 : Conspiracy 365: September by Lord, Gabrielle
Convinced Oriana was behind his little sister's kidnapping, Cal teams up with Boges to pull off a plan to extract vital information out of her. Together, they plant a listening bug in Oriana's house by firing it through her window with an air rifle, hoping his would-be killer will reveal the location of the precious Jewel and Riddle.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 18553 : Convicted: the unwonderful world of kids, crims and other convict capers by Clark, Anna & Crowley, Kate (ill)
This book presents Australia's convict history in a fun way for young readers. There are plenty of pictures and amazing facts to show just how tough it was to be an early Australian convict.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 19914 : Cooking with Hamlet and other solo dramas by Murray, Sue
A collection of fifteen monologues, written for students to be able to use in solo performances. Each monologue quickly establishes character, mood and themes relevant to students. In turn funny, confronting, surprising and touching. Some language and adult concepts. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 11143 : Cool bananas by Harris, Christine & Guthridge, Bettina (ill)
Claudia visits her Grandpa for the first time and finds he is an embarrassing surprise. She doesn't know how she will survive her holiday.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 9536 : Corduroy by Freeman, Don
Corduroy is a teddy bear who searches for his missing button because he believes that, if he is perfect, he will be loved and bought.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 41664 : Corn field by Crew, Gary & Hill, Aaron (ill)
Something drew the boys into the corn field that day, boredom, bravado, who knows. That kid who went in years before went in and was never the same again. Enter the corn field at your own risk.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 15058 : Corroboree by Wallam, Angus & Kelly, Suzanne & Macdonald, Norma (ill)
It is springtime, Wirrin's favourite time of the year. He will go hunting with his father, digging with his mother and gathering with his grandmother. People are coming from far and wide for the big corroboree and Wirrin will see all his cousins.
5-6 booklist
No book cover. 2110 : Countdown - August by School magazine team
Set sail with Captain Ahab the spider, Shasta the Brolga and Bob the odd-job otter on the SS Webweaver as they go with the flow and find the best stories, poems, plays, articles, puzzles and comics.
3-4 booklist
No book cover. 2190 : Countdown - February by School magazine team
Set sail with Captain Ahab the spider, Shasta the Brolga and Bob the odd-job otter on the SS Webweaver as they go with the flow and find the best stories, poems, plays, articles, puzzles and comics.
3-4 booklist
No book cover. 1338 : Countdown - July by School magazine team
Set sail with Captain Ahab the spider, Shasta the Brolga and Bob the odd-job otter on the SS Webweaver as they go with the flow and find the best stories, poems, plays, articles, puzzles and comics.
3-4 booklist
No book cover. 2060 : Countdown - June by School magazine team
Set sail with Captain Ahab the spider, Shasta the Brolga and Bob the odd-job otter on the SS Webweaver as they go with the flow and find the best stories, poems, plays, articles, puzzles and comics.
3-4 booklist
No book cover. 2052 : Countdown - May by School magazine team
Set sail with Captain Ahab the spider, Shasta the Brolga and Bob the odd-job otter on the SS Webweaver as they go with the flow and find the best stories, poems, plays, articles, puzzles and comics.
3-4 booklist
No book cover. 2150 : Countdown - November by School magazine team
Set sail with Captain Ahab the spider, Shasta the Brolga and Bob the odd-job otter on the SS Webweaver as they go with the flow and find the best stories, poems, plays, articles, puzzles and comics.
3-4 booklist
No book cover. 2120 : Countdown - October by School magazine team
Set sail with Captain Ahab the spider, Shasta the Brolga and Bob the odd-job otter on the SS Webweaver as they go with the flow and find the best stories, poems, plays, articles, puzzles and comics.
3-4 booklist
No book cover. 2113 : Countdown - September by School magazine team
Set sail with Captain Ahab the spider, Shasta the Brolga and Bob the odd-job otter on the SS Webweaver as they go with the flow and find the best stories, poems, plays, articles, puzzles and comics.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 1261 : Counting on Frank by Clement, Rod
Frank counts on everything. He is always calculating things like how many whales will fit in his house. His dad says, 'If you've got a brain, then use it', and Frank does.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 46373 : Cow called Carlotta, A by Bowater, Alan & Pascoe, Pete (ill)
Pete, the flying, purple pig becomes friends with a tap-dancing cow, Carlotta, but he wants to change her. Pete realises that it's better to accept friends as they are.
K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 48993 : Cowzat by Atherton, Bruce & Redlich, Ben (ill)
At last the true, well almost, story of how cricket was invented. Told in rollicking verse and with zany illustrations, this book will bowl you over.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 1266 : Crackle by Clark, Margaret
Earl wakes up one morning to find his hair sticking up like a toothbrush. He can't get it to stay down and he keeps on getting into trouble with everyone because of his weird appearance. Earl doesn't know what to do.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 94 : Crash: the search for the Stinson by Beck, Jennifer & Blacklock, Dyan
In 1937, a Stinson aircraft crashed leaving two survivors to be rescued.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 18559 : Creatures of the rainforest by Brim, Warren & Eglitis, Anna
Warren Brimm and Anna Iglitis embark on a cross-cultural journey to show us the remarkable array of creatures that inhabit the Queensland rainforest.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 40861 : Creforce: the Anzacs and the battle of Crete by Tzobanakis, Stella
In 1941, Germany launched an airborne invasion of Crete, expecting to meet little resistance from the Allies. But, they were mistaken. Australian, New Zealand and Greek soldiers, and the people of Crete, battled for ten days and the bonds between the Anzac and the Cretans have lasted for generations. War violence included.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 41157 : Crikey by Carroll, Jane & Carroll, Zannah & Edser, Chris (ill)
Everyone in the class at Yabby Creek school is bringing a pet to meet the famous TV star zoologist, Davina Dabchick. All except Joe who doesn't have a pet. That is, until he meets Crikey.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 18502 : Crime of the agent-mariner, The by Santaklaus, Pia & Flowers, Tony (ill)
A story told whimsically in poetry of an agent-mariner who sets out on his ship and finds a real mermaid. A satirical, moral tale, with sophisticated illustrations, that condemns greed and exploitation.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 12304 : Croc bait by Norrington, Leonie
Sean's uncles say he is too small to go fishing with them. ""You might get eaten by a crocodile"", they say. But, Sean reckons he is old enough to go fishing so, early one morning, he goes to the river all by himself.
K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 20890 : Croc capers by Irwin, Bindi and others
The Irwins are crocodile-tagging in Cape York. Bindi and Robert meet a father and daughter who don't seem to belong up there.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 15433 : Croc on the loose by Baldwin, Grace MacDonald
Crocodiles haven't been seen in Curlew Creek for years, so Sam is surprised and excited when his dog finds a baby croc. What is he going to do with it? His mum tells him to take it out of the bath, his dad tells him to put it back in the creek.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 17167 : Crocodile attack by D'Ath, Justin
Exciting story of a fourteen year old boy and his two year old cousin who are kidnapped by a robber in Queensland during a cyclone. When the getaway car crashes into the raging Crocodile River, they must face many ordeals to survive.
5-6 booklist
No book cover. 578 : Crocodile attack by Peguero, Leone
In a true story, a twelve year old girl receives a reward for bravery following a crocodile attack in the Northern Territory. Fact and opinion surrounding the story are explored in reports, maps, signs, letters, newspaper articles and storytelling.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 24638 : Crocodile book: armoured and dangerous, The by Douglas, Malcolm
From crocodiles that protect their babies by scooping them up into their mouths to those that can hold their breath for up to two hours, this is a fascinating, sometimes scary, introduction to the wild world of crocodiles.
5-6 booklist
No book cover. 8827 : Crocodile Jack by Norrington, Leonie & Denton, Terry (ill)
Jack is surprised but delighted when his big brother, Tom, invites him to go fishing. Of course, there's a catch. Jack is just the right size to fit through the shed window to borrow Dad's favourite fishing lure. There's also another job for Jack, he's to be the lookout to spot crocodile bubbles while Tom and his mate fish for barramundi.
5-6 booklist
No book cover. 3383 : Crocodile river by Lawrenson, Diana & Snell, Danny (ill)
This is the story of a saltwater crocodile, named Cranky, and her struggle to survive. Follow her from the time she hatches until she finds a safe haven where she can lay her own eggs.
K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 8562 : Crooked Mick by Luckett, Dave & Joyner, Andrew (ill)
Crooked Mick can do anything, even ride lighning bolts bareback. There's no-one else like him in the Outback. And, he can turn up anywhere, at any time.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 95 : Crossfire by Moloney, James
Luke is interested in guns and hunting but it is the emotional crossfire between his divorced parents that has him trapped.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 9431 : Crossing of the Blue Mountains, The by Boardman, Alan & Harvey, Roland (ill)
A history of the exploration of the Blue Mountains, with delightful illustrations.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 64671 : Crow and the waterhole by Kwaymullina, Ambelin
Crow is so lacking in self-esteem that she doesn't realise what a special crow she is. She wishes she could be more like the 'other' crows she sees. She flies off to seek her destiny and to discover that she is all these things and more.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 6677 : Crow country by Constable, Kate
Sadie has moved to the country with her mum, although she would have preferred to stay in Melbourne with her friends. Life takes an unexpected turn when Sadie has an unusual encounter with a crow on a dried-up lake, and then meets Lachie Mortlock. Living in the country takes on new meaning, especially when Crow gives Sadie a secret to keep and a mystery to solve.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 4806 : Cruisin' by Caswell, Brian
Jules' mother wins a cruise and, on board, he discovers it's full of older passengers. There's little choice of companionship other than Adrian, his dancing-obsessed cousin, the very beautiful Jenna, wheelchair-bound Suzi Q and bully, Barry Barnes. Falling madly in love with the unobtainable Jenna, Jules develops a strong friendship with Suzi as she steers him through his unrequited love, with unexpected results.
7-9 booklist
No book cover. 13542 : Crusher is coming by Graham, Bob
Crusher, the school football hero, is coming over to Peter's place. In anticipation, Peter clears his room of childish toys, gives instructions to his mother and young sister about how to behave, and prepares lots of exciting games. But, Crusher isn't quite what Peter expects.
K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 7918 : Crusher Kevin by Matthews, Penny & McLean, Andrew (ill)
Charlie can't wait until his new house is finished being built. Then, his parents have said he can have a dog. Charlie imagines all sorts of dogs and names but he is surprised with the dog he eventually owns.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 27687 : Cry blue murder by Kane, Kim & Roberts, Marion
Celia and Alice share their secrets, hopes and increasing horror via email about the killer on the loose, abducting schoolgirls just like Celia. As the police scramble to investigate, who can the teenage girls trust.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 1291 : Cry of the karri by Broome, Errol
When Aiden is lost in the forest, he is drawn into the mystery of a boy who disappeared in the same forest two years before.
7-9 booklist
No book cover. 2294 : Cubby house, The by Dubosarsky, Ursula & Vane, Mitch (ill)
Becky has great ideas for cubby houses but they never seem to work out. Midge has moved in next door and Becky gets her to help. But, Midge just sits quietly, waiting for the cubby to be ready. One day, Midge invites Becky to her house and, in the backyard, there is a beautiful cubby that looks like a real house. Becky is impressed but there is something more exciting out the window.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 2494 : Cuckoo, The by Crew, Gary & Turvey, Naomi (ill)
Martin is the runt of his family. Without a mother to protect him, his overbearing father and brothers reject him. Martin finds the courage to fight for personal fulfilment.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 14989 : Cuddle time by Gleeson, Libby & Vivas, Julie (ill)
The morning adventure from the children's room into their parents' bed, told with delightful humour.
K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 16890 : Curious dictionary, The by Earls, Nick & Whidborne, Terry (ill)
When the twins Lexi and Al stumble upon an old dictionary their world as they know it changes. They are blasted into history to hunt down the words that threaten to vanish from our past and our present. Their lives and the future of the world are at stake.
7-9 booklist
No book cover. 22487 : Curly and the Fent by Morgan, Sally & Kwaymullina, A & Kwaymullina, B & Kwaymullina, E & Hill, Adam (ill)
The Fent is an animal that can only be seen by Curly and his enemy, Billy Green, the bully next door. After the baby Fent, Pook, appears in Curly's cupboard in the middle of the night, he gets blamed at school and at home for the trouble caused by Pook's mischief. When Curly and Billy are used to lure the Fent into a trap, the rescue has surprising results.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 27750 : Curse of the vampire by Williams, Sean & O'Connor, Nial (ill)
Ollie is lost. The world he came from is just one of many. Some of them are almost identical to his. Others contain cyborg pirates, living castles, talking cats and, now, hungry vampires too. Getting back home is proving surprisingly difficult. Fleeing from the eerie Fixers, Ollie lands in a village, cursed by blood-sucking neighbours.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 12291 : Cuthbert's babies by Allen, Pamela
When Cuthbert's mother brings home not one baby brother, but four baby sisters, no one seems to have any time for Cuthbert. He wishes for someone to play with, someone big and bad. Three pirates aren't exactly what he had in mind.
K-2 booklist
No book cover. 8141 : Cyclone fever by Morgan, Sally & Norling, Beth (ill)
Danny and his Mum and Dad don't think a Category 1 cyclone is anything to worry about. But, Gran remembers. She knows what to do, just in case.
3-4 booklist
No book cover. 7245 : Daddies by Hoy, Catriona & Webster, Mal (ill)
Daddies like doing lots of wild things but they're also great for cuddles.
K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 15002 : Daddy's having a horse by Shanahan, Lisa & Quay, Emma (ill)
Caitlin is excited because her mum is having a baby. Her brother, Lachlan, is even more excited - he's sure Dad's having a horse.
K-2 booklist
No book cover. 15917 : Dads have no shame by Faulkner, Carol & Rogers, Gregory (ill)
Sarah is unhappy as she has to help her Dad with a garage sale. When their neighbour sets ups his own garage sale, the battle is on to see who will get the most customers. Sarah is really embarrassed as she watches just how far Dad will go to win.
5-6 booklist
No book cover. 11601 : Daisy all alone by Hamer, Michelle & Masciullo, Lucia (ill)
It's1930 and Daisy's worst nightmares have come true. She's alone on the streets, separated from her family, and things get worse when the police send her to live at the Melbourne Orphanage. At least she doesn't have to scavenge for food scraps anymore but, with no family and no freedom, Daisy is miserable. When she hears some shocking news, Daisy decides it's time to plot a daring escape.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 54467 : Daisy and the puppy by Shanahan, Lisa & Acton, Sara (ill)
Daisy wants a puppy so much. She knows all of the dogs in her neighbourhood and bathes them for free every Saturday. Daisy thinks she will never get a dog of her own, until she and her mum spot Ollie.
K-2 booklist
No book cover. 11341 : Daisy in the mansion by Hamer, Michelle & Masciullo, Lucia (ill)
It's 1930, Daisy has been adopted and whisked away to a beautiful mansion. She's to be a companion to Annie, a girl with a mysterious illness. While Daisy's new life is full of luxuries she could never have imagined, what she wants most is the thing her new parents can't provide. She wants the freedom to find her real family before it's too late.
5-6 booklist
No book cover. 17088 : Daisy on the road by Hamer, Muchelle & Maciullo, Lucia (ill)
It's 1930 and Daisy has finally had news that her dad is alive. He's gravely injured somewhere in the bush and, although she doesn't know quite where, Daisy is determined to find him. With help from old friends, she sets off on her way. But life on the road is hard and, before long, disaster strikes.
5-6 booklist
No book cover. 144066 : Daisy Sunshine by Gervay, Susanne & Culkin-Lawrence, Teresa (ill)
It's 1975 and Daisy and her mum have just moved into the Grand Private Hotel belonging to Mr and Mrs Papadopolous. It's all new and strange but Nina, Old Dot, the Colonel and especially Rainbow Rose are there to help them make a new life for themselves. This is a time of great social change and Daisy's life opens up as she becomes involved in the movement for equal rights for women.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 15809 : Dame Nellie Melba by Marin, Gabiann & Dale, Rae (ill)
As a young girl, Helen Porter wanted to sing on the stage and she pursued her dream of being a great opera star. She changed her name to reflect her Melbourne heritage and, in 1987, made her operatic debut. She went on to sing in all the great opera houses in Europe and became Australia's first great diva. During World War I, she held many fundraising concerts for the war effort.
3-4 booklist
No book cover. 6024 : Damon by Crew, Gary & Hill, Aaron (ill)
On holiday with his parents, fifteen year old Damon is bored. He is coerced into visiting an art gallery but nothing looks like anything in Damon's life. His reality is made up of TV and gaming, so Damon returns to the hotel to play his gameboy. Soon, it, too, is dull and repetitive, and Damon falls asleep. In his dreams, the artwork he ignored comes to life and, far off, a tiger roars.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 9526 : Dan's grandpa by Morgan, Sally & Bancroft, Bronwyn (ill)
Dan and his grandpa were the best of friends and shared many special times together. From his grandpa, Dan learnt about nature, the land and his Aboriginal culture. When grandpa dies, Dan misses him. Then grandpa's cocky disappears.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 5708 : Dance of the sugar plum fairy by Whiting, Sue & Davis, Sarah (ill)
Marcus and Mary make the finest, sweetest-smelling candy. When the King has a taste, he decides to order more than they can possibly make. But, help is at hand to meet the ever-increasing orders from the King. While you read, listen to the music of the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy on the accompanying CD.
K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 1795 : Dance teacher, The by Milne, Simon & Stewart, Chantal (ill)
When Isabelle arrives at Miss Sylvie's dance studio to become a ballerina, she is told to be prepared to work hard. As the other young dancers switch to hip hop or drop out, Isabelle continues to practice, aiming to become a prima ballerina.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 19209 : Dancing in the dark by Bavati, Robyn
Ditty was born to dance but she was also born Jewish. When her strictly religious parents won't let her take ballet lessons, Ditty starts to dance in secret. Keeping her two worlds apart will come at a huge personal cost.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 96287 : Dangerous days: the true story of a digger's great escape by Brough, Ernest
At nineteen, Ern signs up for the army to fight with the ANZACs. By twenty two, he is a prisoner of war. Ern and his mates are determined to escape and join their comrades in war.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 76333 : Dangerous games by Harlen, Jonathan
Fletcher Smith is fourteen and a private investigator working for the Institute of Sport. Trouble has found Fletcher since his father died in mysterious circumstances. Fletcher has to locate and control a magical pigsfoot, a lucky charm supposedly first owned by cricketer, Sir Donald Bradman, and the secret to the Don's success.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 127069 : Dangerous places by Charlton, Ann
Will Kerwan is kidnapped in London during 1852. He is held hostage on a boat where he is made to work as a servant. He meets Runt and finds a best friend for life. They escape in Australia and make their way to the goldfields.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 9336 : Dangerous waters by Blake, Bronwyn
Joshua and his cousin, Zoe, see two men fighting and hear a gunshot. The police believe the murder is linked to armed robberies in the area. The cousins decision to investigate places them in danger.
7-9 booklist
No book cover. 9524 : Daniel's secret by Mattingley, Christobel & Wilson, Mark (ill)
Daniel has found an Aboriginal carving on the cliff face. He wants to share his secret but, as the youngest member of a busy family, he can't persuade anyone to accompany him.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 11485 : Danny da Vinci: the giant horse of Milan by Whatley, Bruce & Smith, Rosie
Humorous description of the creation of da Vinci's Horse of Sforza statue. Danny da Vinci and his best friend, Mick Angelo, are apprentices in Uncle Leo's art studio when he is commissioned to make a giant, marble horse.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 24009 : Darcy Moon and the deep-fried frogs by Carvell, Catherine
Darcy Moon is an ordinary girl with ordinary problems. She's low on cash and low on the necessary street cred to fit in with the cool crowd. But Darcy's life is about to take a great leap forward. When a freaked-out frog asks for help, it's up to her to fix the food chain, save the swamp and prove that money can't buy everything.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 1076 : Darius Bell and the crystal bees by Hirsch, Odo
The disappearance of bees heralds huge changes on the Bell estate. Without bees, there won't be honey or, more importantly, cross-pollination of the fruit and vegetables, which Mr Fisher and his family sell in order to survive. Darius comes up with a complex plan that involves an enthusiastic teacher. But, Darius must deliver fabulous costumes to the school principal so that the school can win a highly contested parade.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 43511 : Darius Bell and the glitter pool by Hirsch, Odo
The Bell family's ancestors were showered with honours, gifts and grants of land. In exchange, they have bestowed a Gift, every twenty-five years, on the town. Now, it's Darius's father's turn but there is no money for an impressive gift. When an earthquake reveals a glorious cave, Darius thinks he might have found the answer.
5-6 booklist
No book cover. 22582 : Dark secrets by Park, Louise
The Planet Cavernellus caves are being bleached and the alien babies are no longer hatching. When Space Captains Star Girl, Comet XS and Asteroid are sent to investigate, things get a little batty. Can they survive an alien attack long enough to save the planet and its alien vampescas?
3-4 booklist
No book cover. 18495 : Darwin's tortoise by Stewart, Robin
Harriet, a giant Galapagos Island tortoise, is looked after and observed by Charles Darwin in his development of his daring theory of evolution and his book, the Origin of the Species. Cleverly written from Harriet's perspective.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 1347 : David, the best model maker in the world by Moloney, James
David was the best model maker in the world. But one day a strange man sends him a new challenge. He may be the best model maker but he still may not be able to build the strange ball in the picture.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 15129 : Day I turned ten, The by Godwin, Jane
Jeremy is looking forward to his tenth birthday and has the day all planned out. But, with a very young brother in the family, things rarely go according to plan.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 112260 : Day I was history, The by French, Jackie & Booth, Christina (ill)
Like everyone else, Sam believed that cities don't burn. But one hot summer the fires came to Canberra with devestating results. Sam must fight to try to save his home not knowing if his would be one of the five hundred houses to be lost.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 12146 : Day in the life of me, A by Marsden, John & Smith, Craig (ill)
A little boy has a perfect day. He is greeted enthusiastically by everyone he meets, takes his dog to school where he gets everything right and eats fairy bread and grapes for play lunch. Children line up to play with him and his parents take him out.
K-2 booklist
No book cover. 36832 : Day the chooks blew away, The by Bowater, Alan & Pascoe, Pete (ill)
Every night, the chickens and Rodney, the rooster, on Misery Farm go to roost and dream. They dream about being somewhere else and doing something different. One morning, a big storm comes and blows all the chooks away, including Rodney the rooster and the rest of Misery Farm.
K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 25920 : Day to remember, A by French, Jackie & Wilson, Mark (ill)
A moving look at the history of Australia's and New Zealand's involvement in warfare through the lens of a single day - Anzac Day - revisited on notable years between 1915 and 2012.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 35048 : Dead certain by Gould, Sally
Max has a plan. A plan to help out his favourite uncle one last time. Dad will probably ground him and he won't be able to go to Thomo's go-kart party but Max knows exactly what he has to do. In fact, he's dead certain.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 1366 : Dead funny by Simons, Moya
More of the hilarious adventures of Danny Thompson, his family and friends.
3-4 booklist
No book cover. 10797 : Dead I know, The by Gardner, Scot
Aaron has left school and is starting a job as assistant to a funeral director. Although uncommunicative, Aaron is a willing and capable worker. But, his home life is fraught. Aaron lives at a caravan park and is the sole carer of his guardian, who's on the verge of dementia. And, Aaron is frightened. He walks in his sleep and has nightmares he can't explain and memories he can't recover. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 100 : Dead meat by Simons, Moya
Danny is an ordinary boy in an ordinary family who seems to attract amazing and funny experiences.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 1081 : Deadly Australians by Craven, Rhonda & Wilson-Miller, James
Information about some deadly Australians, that is, some great Indigenous people who are successful, talented, outstanding and cool. They include Bronwyn Bancroft, Fabri Blacklock, Uncle Charles Moran, Darlene Johnson, Jimmy Little, Linda Burney and Charles Davidson who have achieved in art, politics, music and other fields.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 32367 : Dear Jack by Sauer, Tammi
Laney Curtis is in Year 8 when her mother develops breast cancer rejecting chemotherapy because she is pregnant. This touching story describes Laney's struggle with the possibility that her mother may die. Also, Laney develops a plan to snare Andy Carter, a student at her school. Best suited to mature readers. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 and above.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 102 : Dear writer by Gleeson, Libby
Lizzie and her friend want to surprise their teacher with a visit by his favourite author for the teacher's birthday in Book Week.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 18404 : Death of a princess by Geason, Susan
Set in Ancient Egypt, the book follows the murder investigation of the Pharaoh's daughter. The story follows Meryet-Neith, the harem's beautician, who needs to find the truth or risk becoming a scapegoat for the murder.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 8761 : Death: the horror of the plague, The by Braxton-Smith, Ananda
Thomas Timewell is sixteen, living in England in 1828, where body-snatching is rife, cut-throats are about and terrible novelists are absorbing the lives of wealthy women with nothing better to do. Contains some horror and mature themes. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 and above.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 18493 : Deborah Mailman (Aussie Stars) by McCallum, Grant
Tells of Deborah's childhood, schooling and rise to become one of Australia's finest actors.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 54112 : Deep end, The by Dubosarsky, Ursula & Vane, Mitch (ill)
Becky can't go up a class at swimming lessons unless she can get over her fear of the deep end. Becky tackles all her problems cheerily, including understanding what her baby brother is saying.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 12342 : Deep water by Forrestal, Elaine
Tori has heard a dog howling. He is not sure if he imagined it or if it is, as his cousin Bronte says, Axle's ghost. Thinking that, perhaps Axle could be alive after all. Tori sets out to solve the mystery but discovers more than he expected to find.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 12095 : Deep, The by Winton, Tim & Louise, Karen (ill)
Alice and her family live by the sea and, although she can swim well, Alice is terrified of deep water. She yearns to join her parents, brothers and pet dog playing in the sea. It takes some friendly dolphins to begin chipping away at Alice's fear.
K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 50221 : Definitely no ducks by McKinlay, Meg & Rudge, Leila (ill)
Max, the class duck, is in trouble. The Antarctica display has been totally destroyed. Ripped. Torn. Chewed. And everyone knows Max is to blame. Or is he. Abby and Noah are determined to uncover the truth. If they can't, they will have to say goodbye to Max forever.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 12320 : Delightful Delilah by Gray, Nigel
How important is a name? Ewan decides to change his, and his family plays along. Each day, Ewan has a new name until, one day, he chooses one that he doesn't know is a girl's name and then the girl who owns it, doesn't want to share it.
K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 8332 : Delilah's dream by Trevaskis, Ian & Dawson, Janine (ill)
Delilah isn't like other hens. Her head is full of all sorts of dreams about life beyond the farmyard gate. Most of all, she dreams of soaring higher than the eagles and touching the clouds. One day, when a fox enters the chook yard, Delilah must act quickly.
K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 1408 : Deltora book of monsters, The by Rodda, Emily & McBride, Marc (ill)
A colourful bestiary that depicts the terrifying creatures of Deltora's forests, mountains and deserts.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 15876 : DemiChat and the Kent Street mystery by Brisland, Toni
Lord Flannery is a beagle, recently retired from Scotland Yard's dog squad. Flannery meets DemiChat, an exotic cat, who spends her time watching old Sherlock Holmes movies. She is most impressed with Flannery's real life crime experiences. When they see suspicious activity on a building site opposite, the pair set off in pursuit of a kidnapper and find themselves in Paris and Rome.
5-6 booklist
No book cover. 9408 : Depression years, The by Irvine, Nance
Through words and illustrations, this book describes both the grim poverty and the happy side of life during the Great Depression in Australia.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 8379 : Derek the dinosaur by Blackwood, Mary & Argent, Kerry (ill)
Derek wishes he could be as fearsome and frightening as his brothers. He soon finds out that his skills will save the day.
K-2 booklist
No book cover. 9437 : Desert cowboy by Lowe, Pat & Pike, Jimmy (ill)
Yinti travels from one outback place to another. He is a Desert Cowboy who experiences a series of firsts: learning the kartiya language (English), his first pay, seeing kartiyas (whitefellas), cars, cows and horses and trousers made from flour bags.
7-9 booklist
No book cover. 1418 : Desert dog by Lowe, Pat & Pike, Jimmy (ill)
Spinifex, a dingo pup, is adopted by a family living in the traditional way, moving from waterhole to waterhole. Based on an incident in his childhood, the pup encountering station life shares the experience of Jimmy Pike's own people.
7-9 booklist
No book cover. 112023 : Desert dreamings by Stokes, Deirdre
Well-organised under clear headings and well-presented information on indigenous Australia with contents, websites, a glossary and ideas for related things to do.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 2339 : Destiny's right hand by Wagner, Michael
While stumbling through a harsh world of hopes and expectations, teenage journalist, Eddie Innocent, meets the stunning but strange Destiny. As they work together to solve a painful mystery, Eddie wonders if he's finally discovered the front page news story he's been looking for.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 15913 : Destroy Troy by Carter, Charlie & Jeffery, Russell (ill)
It is the night before the Greeks leave the Trojan Horse at the gates of Troy. Battle Boy 005 is caught in the battle between the Greeks and the Trojans. Then, he meets Polyxena, the daughter of King Priam.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 924 : Detective Donut and the wild goose chase by Whatley, Bruce
Detective Donut tries to solve a mysterious case involving a masked goose, a museum statue and a missing person.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 9279 : Deucalion by Caswell, Brian
Millions of settlers come to the planet, Deucalion, to take advantage of the chance it offers for a new beginning. This will mean changes for the Elokoi, who lived there first. But worse than that, the Elokoi people are dying mysteriously.
7-9 booklist
No book cover. 44884 : Devil danger by D'Ath, Justin
Sam Fox is on a skiing trip in Tasmania when a baby plummets out of a cable car overhead. The baby is Crown Prince Thomas, the four month old son of European Princess Monica, and the fall results from a bungled kidnap attempt. Before he knows it, Sam is on the run from kidnappers and avoiding avalanches and explosions to keep the young Crown Prince alive.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 3509 : Diamond spirit by Wood, Karen
At the start of the summer holidays, the unthinkable happens when Jess's beloved pony, Diamond, has a terrible accident. She blames her best friend for the pony's accident and Jess feels she's now lost two good friends.
5-6 booklist
No book cover. 4606 : Diary of a baby wombat by French, Jackie & Whatley, Bruce (ill)
Baby wombats sleep. They eat. They get bored. On Wednesday, baby wombat's mother, Mothball, decides they need a bigger hole and the search begins.
K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 10241 : Diary of a would be-princess by Green, Jessica
Jillian James burning ambition is to belong to the popular Princess Group. They accuse her of being a dork because she sits next to Nigel. In a rocky ride through year five, Jillian learns that being a Princess isn't the only thing in life worth achieving, and that true friends can come in different shapes and sizes.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 17360 : Dig 3ft NW: the legendary journey of Burke and Wills by Murgatroyd, Sarah
In 1860, Robert Burke, accompanied by William Wills and a party of explorers, was prepared to risk everything to become the first European to cross the Australian continent from south to north. A few months later, a tree bore a strange carving, Dig under 3 ft NW. Burke, Wills and five other men were dead. A compelling account of a journey that was in trouble even before it began.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 7970 : Dinosaur knights by Bauer, Michael Gerard
A team of scientists are trying to transport a live dinosaur to the future by stretching time. When the dinosaur becomes stranded in the Middle Ages, it crosses the paths of twin brothers, Roland and Oswald, who are struggling to save their father from a corrupt official. Roland dreams of being a knight while Oswald imagines a future as a physician. Meeting the dinosaur changes their lives forever.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 5569 : Diplodocus trampled my teepee, A by Falk, Nick & Flowers, Tony (ill)
Captain Saurus was a legendary pirate. He had a dinosaur-bone leg and a magic glass eye that could bring fossils to life. When Jack and Toby find the magic eyeball while camping, they unleash an avalanche of dinosaurs of every shape and size. To reverse the curse, the kids have to solve the Captain's cunning clues.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 6281 : Dirt bikes by Orr, Wendy
Christmas is coming up and the some of the children are waiting desperately as there are only three dirtbikes in their group and their own homemade track is waiting for them.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 12687 : Dirt experiment, The by Glover, Richard & Gordon, Gus (ill)
An amusing story about a family who divides their house in two - one side for the clean and tidy mum and daughter and the other for the dirty dad and son. Some coarse language in context.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 2035 : Disappearance of Ember Crow, The by Kwaymullina, Ambelin
Ashala Wolf must control her erratic and dangerous Sleepwalking ability to leave the Firstwood and find Ember Crow, who is on a mission to shield the Tribe and all illegals from a devastating new threat, herself.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 1626 : Disappearing act by Moloney, James
Matt Cooper is twelve, and spends his time honing his magic skills and tricks. His great-grandfather, Mattheus, was a magician whose career came to a disastrous end when a trick he performed backfired. What neither Matt nor Mattheus realise is that there's an even older story behind the failure of Mattheus' disappearing trick.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 9021 : Discovery of dragons, The by Base, Graeme
Stimulating, intricate illustrations take us into the magical world of dragons.
5-6 booklist
No book cover. 23357 : Dismal daffodil, The by Dubosarsky, Ursula & Denton, Terry (ill)
Coco has an awful eeking feeling. Behind the garden walls of Buenos Aires' fabled Japanese garden, a daffodil is drooping. The guinea pig in charge wants Coco to investigate as he's convinced someone in his beautiful garden is up to no good.
3-4 booklist
No book cover. 108 : Displaced person by Harding, Lee
Graeme starts to feel as if he is alienated from the rest of the human race. A psychological thriller that deals with schizophrenia.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 109 : Do not go around the edges by Utemorrah, Daisy & Torres, Pat (ill)
Fifteen poems by an Aboriginal author are illustrated with vibrant colours and borders.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 12425 : Do-wrong Ron by Herrick, Steven & Magerl, Caroline (ill)
Ron is a gentle, well intentioned boy who always seems to do the wrong thing at the wrong time or the right thing at the wrong time or the wrong thing at the right time, until he befriends Charlie, a guinea pig, and Isabelle, his new neighbour.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 9690 : Doctor Frankenstein's other monster by Gray, Nigel & Smith, Craig (ill)
Doctor Frankenstein has created a new monster but unfortunately he has little control over him when Frank Junior decides to explore his new world. As he searches for a playmate, Frank Junior is totally unaware of the havoc he is creating as he outwits the police and army. Finally he meets someone who looks past his appearance and is happy to play.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 110 : Dodger by Gleeson, Libby
Mick's life at high school changes when he is chosen to play the Artful Dodger. His unresolved grief, misplaced guilt over his mother's death and alienation from his father erode his confidence. Will he let the others down? Strong language in context.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 17170 : Does my head look big in this by Abdel-Fattah, Randa
Amal is a typical sixteen year old. When she decides to wear a head scarf to school, her Islamic faith, personal strength and friendships are tested. An insight into contemporary Australian ethnic and religious issues. Strong language in context.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 16082 : Dog boy by Larkin, John & McKenzie, Heath (ill)
Harry Highpants hates corned beef with white sauce but he is not allowed to leave the table until he finishes his meal. Harry is very thin so his parents serve it to him every night so that he will become big and strong. Harry needs to find a way to cope.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 13992 : Dog called Doug, A by Bowater, Alan & Pascoe, Pete (ill)
Pete the flying purple pig makes a new friend, Doug. They have wonderful adventures flying to different locations and learn that true friends help each other and share.
K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 40736 : Dog gone by Poustie, Carole
Ish's dog is gone. Vanished in a country town. Mum's on holiday, Dad's in Sydney and Ish and his bossy sister, Molly, are staying with Gran. There are no clues, only something mysterious and ghostlike in the town's graveyard. Then, a bully from the local school starts to blackmail Ish. He thinks things can't get any worse. But, he's wrong.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 8098 : Dog in danger by Black, Jess
Cassie, Ben and Dr Joe are on a bushwalk when they bump into a family who have lost their dog. They immediately offer to help, but they can't find the poor dog anywhere. The weather is becoming dark and stormy and it looks as if the search will have to be called off... until Cassie hears a small whine from over the cliff edge.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 6260 : Dog in, cat out by Rubinstein, Gillian & James, Ann (ill)
Follow the busy activities of a family and their cat and dog. In and out, out and in happens from early morning, when the dog leaps out to explore the new smells of the day and have breakfast, until late at night, when the cat slips unnoticed through the window to settle down in the warmth of the sleeping house. Visual with minimal text.
K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 6820 : Dog on the tuckerbox, The by Fenton, Corinne & Gouldthorpe, Peter (ill)
Bill and his bullock team delivered supplies and news to settlers in remote parts of the country. His best mate was Lady, his brave and faithful dog. One day, when the axle on the bullock dray split, Bill went for help, leaving Lady on watch on the tuckerbox. Based on a true story about Lady's loyalty and the monument erected to honour her.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 4951 : Dog squad by Costain, Meredith
For the dog squad, no job is too small, no mission too dangerous. Especially if there's cash involved. When they take on Operation Collect Big-time, things don't go to plan and they wonder if they have bitten off more than they can chew.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 1467 : Dog tales by Rodda, Emily
All sorts of interesting and unusual things happen in Dolan Street, and the dogs are always at the centre of them. A very funny and warm dog tale where the roles of the dogs and people are cleverly reversed.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 23033 : Dog wars by Wagner, Michael
Narrated by a flea that jumps from dog to dog, inciting them to fight and causing chaos. As the dogs become increasingly unhappy and morose, the flea reassesses his actions and decides to attack a human instead.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 18685 : Dogboy by Kelleher, Victor
Dogboy is born and abandoned as a gift to the mountains. Raised by a dog, he is shunned by the village he lives in. His extraordinary gifts must be used for him to realise his dreams.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 1349 : Dogs by Pyers, Greg
Having a dog is a big responsibility. Your dog relies on you for food, water and a safe place to live. If your dog is sick or injured, it relies on you to make sure it gets proper care. Find out all you need to know about having a dog as a pet.
3-4 booklist
No book cover. 37655 : Dolphin book: good vibrations, The by Weir, Jeff
Dolphins are our closest relatives in the ocean. They are warm-blooded mammals and give birth to fully formed babies that feed on milk from their mothers. Dolphins love to play and often swim with humans at the beach. Dolphins are usually friendly but they are wild predators and can be aggressive.
5-6 booklist
No book cover. 54442 : Dolphin rescue by D'Ath, Justin & McKenzie, Heath (ill)
Harry and Jordan might seem like your average pair of identical twins, but don't be fooled. Their billy cart is really a FoxMobile, their mobile is a FoxPhone and, along with their giant dog, Myrtle, they're the members of Mission Fox: Animal Rescue. Even when they're on a tropical island holiday, they are still on the case, especially when a baby dolphin needs their help.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 42897 : Don't breathe a word by Musgrove, Marianne
Mackenzie and Tahlia have lived with their grandfather since their parents died. Lately, Grandpa hasn't been himself and people are starting to notice. They try to hide his irrational behaviour but Mackenzie must make some difficult choices to protect those she loves.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 23315 : Don't call me Ishmael by Bauer, Michael Gerard
In his first year at high school, Ishmael was the focus of the school bully's tactics. Then Ishmael is assigned as buddy to the new boy and finds an unlikely ally who is not the slightest bit afraid of the bully. Some strong language in context. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 129369 : Don't forget me Cobber: Australia and the First World War by Anderson, Matt
A comprehensive account of World War 1 and Australians' battlefield experiences at Gallipoli, on the Western Front and in the Middle East. Includes the desert campaigns fought by the lighthorsemen and the contribution of the Navy, Flying Corps and the nurses. Includes colour images and black and white photographs.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 1189 : Don't let a spoonbill in the kitchen by Oliver, Narelle
With their spoon-shaped bills, it would make sense that a Spoonbill bird would be right at home in the kitchen, or would it.
K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 111 : Don't pat the wombat by Honey, Elizabeth
A boy's warts-and-all recount, with drawings and photographs, of the weird and wonderful antics at a typical Grade 6 school camp, and featuring a loner called Jonah and an explosive teacher called The Bomb.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 67321 : Donald loves drumming by Bland, Nick
Donald loves drumming, all day and all night. But, his family all say he is TOO LOUD. So Donald tries other activities but nothing seems right.
K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 3020 : Donkey who carried the wounded, The by French, Jackie
An inspiring read about the famous partnership of Simpson and his donkey. Written in the voices of Jack and the donkey, their story, and the horrors and comradeship, of Gallipoli, come to life.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 18403 : Doodledum dancing by Costain, Meredith & Allen, Pamela (ill)
Eighteen fun-filled and humorous poems about pets, pirates, friends and family. Colourful use of language with beautiful illustrations.
K-2 booklist
No book cover. 1074 : Dotty sprinkles by Quay, Emma & Walker, Anna (ill)
Join Owl, Panda and Sheep as they sprinkle hundreds and thousands on their little cupcakes.
K-2 booklist
No book cover. 20910 : Double cross by Park, Louise
Adelaide Banks is the newest student to join the SEAS Space Agent program. Does First Year Space Cadet Star Girl have what it takes to save space-one planet at a time? Planet Savannator is losing its grasslands and the savasaurs are vanishing. When SC Star Girl is sent to investigate with three other cadets she knows they are in for a hairy ride. Can the cadets work together as a team to find the missing savanasaurs and stop the destruction of this planet?
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 2894 : Double trouble by Kelly, Helen
When two sweet and very well-behaved terriers need to be looked after for a few days while their owner goes to hospital, Ben is happy to help out. That is, until well-behaved flies out the window and is replaced by chaotic and mischievous. Ben enlists Cassie's help and the two friends do their best to keep the gorgeous canines under control.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 13005 : Doug-Dennis and the flyaway fib by Farrell, Darren
Doug-Dennis, a charming sheep, and Ben-Bobby, an elephant, are best friends. Bored one day, they go to the circus, and that's where the trouble begins. Doug-Dennis tells a little lie, which gets bigger and bigger, until he finds himself surrounded by fibs and fibbers.
K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 56401 : Dougal and Bumble and the long walk home by Dray, Matt
Lucky Dougal the Bear and his best friend, Bumble the Bee, are invited to the Teddy Bear's Picnic in the countryside. They join in a cricket match but, when the ball goes over a fence, Dougal and Bumble, and their new friend Trevor the Pig, are waylaid trying to retrieve it. When they finally return to the picnic, they find that the bus has left without them.
K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 15138 : Dougal the garbage dump bear by Dray, Matt
Dougal never got to play when the other toys in the house did because he was not new, clean and perfect. One rainy day, he is left outside and ends up in the garbage bin. This is his story of finding a new home.
K-2 booklist
No book cover. 15306 : Dougal's deep-sea diary by Bartram, Simon
Dougal's job is boring but he loves deep-sea diving. When Dougal goes to spend a week underwater, his diary tells of the many wonderful creatures he sees and his adventures. Dougal needs a change from his boring old job.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 1501 : Dougy by Moloney, James
Dougy's sister, Gracey, is chosen for the State Athletics Championships but it leads to violence. It is up to Dougy to save his family from the racist war that ensues and the mysterious Moodagudda. The first book in a trilogy.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 9374 : Down the hole: up the tree, across the sandhills, running from the state and Daisy Bates by Williams, Edna Tantjingu & others
In the past, Aboriginal people had to hide their children to help them escape from the authorities coming to take them. Includes strong, distinctive illustrations and Aboriginal English with phrases in Yankunytjatjara.
5-6 booklist
No book cover. 12350 : Down the line by Panckridge, Michael
The third round of the legends series is under way. Surfing, cricket, tennis, football, soccer, basketball, athletics and swimming. It is time to find out who will be this year's legend of tennis.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 9542 : Drac and the gremlin by Baillie, Allan
Two stories told side by side. Drac is fighting the evil Gremlin and children are acting out the fantasy in the garden.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 9418 : Dracula tooth by McAllister, Peter
Ryan likes being called Dracula Tooth especially if it means he can protect himself against the school bully. He likes it, that is, until he gets a late-night visit from Fangface and his gang.
3-4 booklist
No book cover. 2999 : Dragon dawn by Wilkinson, Carole
At less than 1000 years old, Danzi is a young dragon. He should be hibernating for winter but has an obligation to deliver an inheritance to the family of his old Dragonkeeper's family. His duty is interrupted when he rescues a man from some brutal soldiers. It is a dangerous time for a dragon to be without a keeper.
7-9 booklist
No book cover. 23850 : Dragon gold by Forsyth, Kate & Vane, Mitch (ill)
Ben badly wants to get a dog. But, his mum says they'll have to move to a bigger house first and, besides, they can't afford it. So Ben, his brother, Tim, and their friend, James, decide to find some dragon's gold. They have to meddle with magic to do it and that is always a dangerous thing to do. When a fire-breathing dragon kidnaps James' sister, they're in for a marvellous, magical misadventure.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 29477 : Dragon horse by Ward, Peter
Aeons ago, dragons spread terror across the Chinese empire. Their descendants became magnificent horses, which are now drawn into a battle, caused by an ancient evil and the destiny of two brothers.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 17258 : Dragon mode by Odgers, Sally
A mischievous but loveable boy changes his behaviour according to whether he is in boy or dragon mode.
K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 101532 : Dragon moon by Wilkinson, Carole
Ancient China, Han Dynasty. Ping and Kai have travelled far but their journey is not yet over. When a hidden message from Danzi makes the way clear, Ping knows that once again the journey of a thousand li begins with a single step.
5-6 booklist
No book cover. 6227 : Dragon quest by Baillie, Allan
When he embarks upon a search for the last dragon, a young boy travels through a fantasy landscape, full of mysterious creatures.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 74031 : Dragon's lie, The by Lardner, Kym & Lardner, Oliver (ill)
A small boy is surprised to find a dragon in a cage at the zoo. He wonders why this once powerful, fire breathing creature is lying miserably in a cage. He discovers that it's not just bars that limit freedom.
K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 12551 : Dragon's nest by Rodda, Emily
Four vile creations of sorcery are hidden in the land. The companions must find them and destroy them, their only clue the fragment of an ancient map, their only help the last of Deltora's dragons.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 12352 : Dragonkeeper by Wilkinson, Carole
A slave girl saves the life of an ageing dragon and escapes her brutal master. Pursued by a ruthless dragon hunter, the girl and the dragon make an epic journey across China carrying a mysterious stone that must be protected.
5-6 booklist
No book cover. 15187 : Dragonlords of Quentaris by Collins, Paul
Hero Rad is still very immature and finds himself kidnapped and sold into slavery. Quentaris is invaded and nearly all of the citizens are forced to wear slave neck collars.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 12496 : Dragons of Galapagos by Whatley, Bruce
The little land dragon of the Galapagos islands risks great danger to lay her eggs inside a volcano. Follow her adventure through lava plains, forests of steam and down steep, rocky slopes and wonder if she will ever find a safe place.
K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 8383 : Dragons, The: Camelot by Thompson, Colin
Arthur is an unpleasant, indulged prince, growing up in luxury on the isle of Camelot. Meanwhile, Romeo Crick, a boy of the same age, is living in vastly different circumstances and destined to become an unexpected hero.
5-6 booklist
No book cover. 22006 : Dragons, The: Excalibur by Thompson, Colin
The Dark Ages are over and the wonderful Days of Yore have begun. Everyone is looking forward to a magnificent coronation of the new King Arthur. But, there is a rebellion in the land. Brat, the old false king, and Bloat, a teenage dragon, have vowed to overthrow King Arthur and bring back the Dark Ages. Morgan le Fey, Sir Lancelot and a thirsty vampire must try to save the day.
5-6 booklist
No book cover. 6974 : Drama queen by Lawson, Sue
It seemed a good idea at the time. An overnight stay at a dairy farm to do an outside broadcast sounded like a lot of fun. Skye and I were having a great time but, if you asked Coco, it was the worst two days of her life. She really earned her new nickname, Drama Queen.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 18375 : Draw Aussie animals by Isham, Marion & Steve
An interesting way to learn about Australian animals... by learning how to draw them.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 1521 : Dread mountain by Rodda, Emily
To find the fifth stone, the heroes must venture almost to the border of the Shadowlands, and plunge into the darkness and terror of the realm of the monstrous toad Gellick - Dread Mountain.
5-6 booklist
No book cover. 12269 : Dreadful David by Odgers, Sally Farrell
There seems no end to the trouble little David gets into when he visits his grandmother.
K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 4625 : Dreadful fluff, The by Blabey, Aaron
Serenity's life was perfect. Bu then she discovered something perfectly awful... the DREADFUL FLUFF!
K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 9560 : Dream of bunyips dancing, A by Hurst, Elise
LuLu wants to see the legendary bunyips and her quest takes her to the creek at the end of her garden. But she doesn't know what bunyips look like.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 112 : Dream of seas, A by Norman, Lilith
Set in Bondi, a boy moves from the country to the city following the death of his father.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 21653 : Dream of the thylacine, The by Wild, Margaret & Brooks, Ron (ill)
The last of the thylacine, or Tasmanian Tigers, died in Hobart Zoo in the late 1930s. With actual images of this animal incorporated within the text and landscapes, you can almost feel its anguished cry for freedom. The verse is powerful and succinct urging a respect for what is no more.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 3621 : Dreams of the chosen, The by Caswell, Brian
On an expedition to discover what happened on Earth a thousand years ago, what the new generation will find will threaten their survival and raise questions about what it means to be human and civilised.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 15308 : Dreamstone by Smith, Helene
Lucy is unhappy on her first holiday with her dad since her parents split up. When a strange being called Sharni comes from outer space, Lucy's dreams come true.
3-4 booklist
No book cover. 14686 : Dreamtime at the 'G by Hayes, Alinta & Nelson, Andrew
A Year 8 student and a Year 10 student meet with Aboriginal AFL players at the Melbourne Cricket Ground to interview them about their profession as elite footballers. Topics include training, racism in sport, rewards and coaching.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 5978 : Dreamwalker by Carmody, Isobelle & Woolman, Steven (ill)
Ken's ambition was to be a comic-book artist using lifelike drawings and real stories. When he wakes from a dream, one of his characters claims to have imagined him. Ken must find who is the dreamer and who was the dream.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 48005 : Drongoes by Bongers, Christine & McGuiness, Dan (ill)
It's cross-country time at school and Jack really wants to beat Rocket Robson across the finish line.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 12358 : Drop kick, The by Wickes, Annette
The members of Duncan's family are sports mad and have heaps of trophies. Duncan is the odd one out and not good at any sport. Duncan's Dad says he can have a pet of his own if he kicks the winning goal for the football team.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 15179 : Drowned Wednesday by Nix, Garth
Yet another adventure for Arthur Penhaligon in his quest to find the third part of the Will and face the forces of the Trustees. During his adventure, he encounters a variety of creatures and enlists the help of a number of friends.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 2183 : Duck and the Darklings, The by Millard, Glenda & King, Stephen Michael (ill)
Grandpapa's eyes shine brightly when he remembers the beauty of the world. Now they all live underground and Peterboy wants to find something to bring the light back and keep it there. What he finds is an injured duck.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 12429 : Duck catcher, The by Aaron. Moses (reteller) & Mackintosh, David (ill)
Gombei catches only one duck a day because that's all the food he needs. When the days turn cold, Gombei decides that if he can catch a hundred ducks, he won't have to work all winter. But, Gombei walks into a trap.
K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 8357 : Duck for a day by McKinlay, Meg & Rudge, Leila (ill)
Abby's class has a duck named Max who waddles and quacks and makes your feet all warm with his feathery breathing. A duck you might get to take home, just overnight, if you can make everything absolutely perfect. Abby can do it. She is sure she can. The problem is, everyone else wants to take Max home, too.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 1536 : Duck for cover by Jennings, Paul, Greenwood, Ted & Denton, Terry (ill)
A large-format joke book with a couple of levels of interpretation so readers will find something new with each reading.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 9501 : Ducks and other birds by Morgan, Sally
The life span, mating behaviour, diet and self defence of ducks, and other birds, with amazing facts, relevant definitions and key terms included.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 1539 : Dulcie and Dud and the really cool club by Martin, Carol Ann & Dawson, Janine (ill)
When stuck-up Portia Pratt starts a club and doesn't invite Dulcie and Doug to join, they decide to start one of their own. But, sometimes, trying to do really cool things can backfire.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 1542 : Dunbi the owl by Lofts, Pamela (comp) & Utemorrah, Daisy (teller)
Based on the story told by Daisy Utemorrah of the Worora people to children living in Derby, Western Australia. One of a series of Aboriginal stories about animals and birds. Dunbi the owl is discovered in a tree by some children who soon learn the consequences of mistreating him.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 926 : Dust by Bongers, Christine
Cecilia grew up on a farm, with her six brothers, in rural Queensland. She despised her neighbours, the Kapernicky girls. When Cecilia returns as an adult, secrets which were deeply buried come to the surface. Contains adult themes. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 and above.
7-9 booklist
No book cover. 1549 : Each beach by Rubinstein, Gillian
Eccentric and lovable characters search for the best ice cream, with funny tongue twisting rhymes.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 1210 : Early sea exploration 1606-1803 by Barrett, Rees
Explore the fascinating story of Australia, from its ancient Indigenous past to the present day, through the biographies of significant people. Find out how these people brought important changes to Australian society through their knowledge, actions or achievements.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 792 : Early settlements 1788-1850 by Barrett, Rees
Explore the fascinating story of Australia, from its ancient Indigenous past to the present day, through the biographies of significant people. Find out how these people brought important changes to Australian society through their knowledge, actions or achievements.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 1551 : Earthsong by Kelleher, Victor
The earth appears safe again and must be recolonised but strange relationships have evolved and our futuristic Adam and Eve face many new dangers. Their computerised companions are wonderful. inspiring, resourceful and very funny.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 24966 : Ebi's boat by Saxby, Claire & Spudvilas, Anne (ill)
Ebi has a passion for boats and builds a fantasy world around them. When he meets an old, ex-sailor who lives next door, the two share Ebi's fantasy world in a host of imaginary ways.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 15310 : Echidna by Pyers, Greg
Interesting facts about the unusual life of Australia's echidna. Excellent diagrams and photographs show the different stages of development. Includes a fact file and glossary of terms.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 12250 : Echidna and the shade tree, The by Lofts, Pamela (comp) & Green, Mona (teller)
based on a story of the jaru people. In the dreaming, there was a shade tree in the middle of the desert. The animals went hunting for themselves and their babies but they only gave the echidna the scraps. When he gets angry and attacks the shade tree, the other animals must do something.
K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 786 : Eddie Pipper by Brian, Janeen & Stuart, Emma (ill)
Eddie Pipper loves penguins. But, he doesn't have one of his own and, for now, has to makes do with a special papier-mache penguin.
3-4 booklist
No book cover. 1558 : Eddy and the demon bowler by Carroll, Jane
Eddy hates playing cricket and he will do anything to get out of it. When there is a game of cricket coming up, he tries all sorts of things with hilarious results.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 4543 : Edie Amelia and the monkey shoe mystery by Lee, Sophie & Oxlade, Jonathon (ill)
Edie Amelia Sparks is a neat girl with very messy parents. While checking that her party outfit for her ninth birthday is in order, she discovers that one of her most treasured possessions is missing. As Edie Amelia sets out to solve the mystery, there is lots of fun as she chases a trail that involves her father, a piece of purple paper, a shadowy tall man, exotic settings and lots of food.
3-4 booklist
No book cover. 28237 : Edie Amelia and the Runcible River fever by Lee, Sophie & Oxlade, Jonathon (ill)
A mysterious illness, with very strange symptoms, is spreading through Runcible, throwing the townsfolk into a panic. Edie Amelia Sparks, nine year old detective extraordinaire, sets out to investigate. With her new best friend, Cheesy Chompster, and Mr Pants, her French bulldog, Edie begins the hunt for a cure and encounters some rather unusual things along the way.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 12653 : Edsel Grizzler: ghostly shadows by Roy, James
Edsel and his friend, Jacq, are digging a hole under the blazing Widen sun but they don't know why. And, when they finally make their way to Grand City, the list of things they don't know just gets longer and longer. Everything they see and everything they're told just makes them more confused. They hover between dreams, hallucinations, reality and unreality.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 28040 : Edsel Grizzler: rescue mission by Roy, James
The adults have fled Verdada, the kids are in chaos and lost things keep turning up to Edsel Grizzler. Edsel receives desperate messages to return to Verdada to help. Find out if Edsel really is the key to their survival.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 3057 : Edsel Grizzler: voyage to Verdada by Roy, James
Edsel has been transported to a parallel dimension where every child stays forever young, has many friends, doesn't go to school and plays most of the day. Edsel begins to feel uneasy when he is always called Robert, every wave at the beach is identical and he begins to forget his family.
5-6 booklist
No book cover. 12134 : Edward and Edwina emu by Knowles, Sheena & Clement, Rod (ill)
Edward and Edwina emu are the proud parents of ten chicks in this story told in rhyming text.
K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 12133 : Edward the emu by Knowles, Sheena & Clement, Rod (ill)
Edward is bored being an emu and wants to be noticed by the visitors to the zoo. In his quest for attention, Edward imitates the other animals.
K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 12135 : Edwina the emu by Knowles, Sheena & Clement, Rod (ill)
Edwina, the emu, tries to find a job while Edward sits on the eggs.
K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 5312 : Egghead by Scott, Clare
Paddy is excited when his teacher announces a week-long experiment. He imagines an awesome experiment with interesting potions and eruptions. Too bad the experiment is not what it's cracked up to be.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 9338 : Eglantine: a ghost story by Jinks, Catherine
Allie and her family move into a new home. The last thing they expect is an unwanted guest. But Bethan's room seems to be inhabited by a ghost who writes on the walls. Layers of paint, experts on psychic phenomena and Feng Shui don't help.
7-9 booklist
No book cover. 25232 : Eight by Lee, Lyn & Gamble, Kim (ill)
Timmy's favourite toy is Eight, the octopus. They go everywhere together until, one day, Eight is left in the park. Timmy wonders if he will ever see his friend again.
K-2 booklist
No book cover. 30331 : EJ spy school: deep water by McFarlane, Susannah
Emma Jacks is Agent EJ10 goes to Spy School. EJ10 must earn her underwater spy badge. But, even spies, can be scared of deep water.
3-4 booklist
No book cover. 3838 : EJ spy school: lights out by McFarlane, Susannah & Stagg, Dyani (ill)
Emma Jacks is Agent EJ10 and she goes to Spy School. It's time for night mission training. But, Emma is a little bit scared of the dark.
3-4 booklist
No book cover. 11308 : EJ spy school: race, The by McFarlane, Susannah
Emma Jacks is Agent EJ10 and she attends spy school.
3-4 booklist
No book cover. 2947 : EJ spy school: speedy spy by McFarlane, Susannah
Sometimes and agent needs to move quicly, but things can happen if you go too fast.
3-4 booklist
No book cover. 3660 : EJ spy school: test, The by McFarlane, Susannah
Emma loves school but hates having tests. But this test has a good result, where she becomes EJ10 at spy school.
3-4 booklist
No book cover. 1017 : EJ12 girl hero: big brother by McFarlane, Susannah
A new arrival at the Shine animal training centre and suddenly Shadow seems to know everything they are planning. EJ12 needs to find how they are spying on them and fast.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 14053 : EJ12 girl hero: choc shock by McFarlane, Susannah
Special Agent EJ12 must get inside the chocolate cake factory to discover and stop Shadow's plan. At the same time, the school fund-raiser is proving to be a huge problem.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 4564 : EJ12 girl hero: Christmas countdown by McFarlane, Susannah
Just days before Christmas, the world's largest diamond collection disappears. The evil agency SHADOW plans to smuggle it out of the country. Special Agent EJ12 needs to be patient and find the clues to how and when this will occur. That's the easy part. As EJ12, Emma Jacks can do anything, except be patient while waiting for Christmas Eve.
3-4 booklist
No book cover. 8507 : EJ12 girl hero: ciao EJ by McFarlane, Susannah
Strange things are happening in Italy's famous cities. Agent EJ12 and the Shine Stars must figure it out and put a stop to Shadow.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 2139 : EJ12 girl hero: drama queen by McFarlane, Susannah
Shadow is up to something with the water supply, but what could it have to do with the filming of the new movie.
3-4 booklist
No book cover. 4218 : EJ12 girl hero: false note by McFarlane, Susannah
When priceless violins are stolen from a music conservatorium, SHINE suspects that evil agency SHADOW is orchestrating something big. Special Agent EJ12 and the STAR team must work in concert to solve the crime and determine how the thief just walked out without being seen.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 10714 : EJ12 girl hero: fashion fraud by McFarlane, Susannah
During Fashion Week, some of the world's most famous paintings have gone missing. Special Agent EJ12 wonders if there is a connection. She'll need to trust her instincts if she is stop more paintings disappearing. As EJ12, Emma Jacks can do anything.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 26339 : EJ12 girl hero: hot & cold by McFarlane, Susannah
Emma Jacks is surprised to be recruited by the secret organisation 'Shine'. As a secret agent for Shine she is known as EJ12 or EJ when on a mission. Her first mission is to stop the melting of the polar ice cap in Antarctica and prevent an environmental disaster.
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Image currently unavailable 23882 : EJ12 girl hero: in the dark by McFarlane, Susannah
Shine's solar energy system is under attack. Special Agent EJ12 must crack Shadow's codes and face up to her fears to stop Shine from being plunged into darkness.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 29631 : EJ12 girl hero: jump start by McFarlane, Susannah
Special agent EJ12 is on a new mission to crack evil agency Shadow's codes and save the rainforest. Her gymnastic training for the state gym competition might be very useful for this dangerous mission.
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Image currently unavailable 26328 : EJ12 girl hero: Kimono code by McFarlane, Susannah
Evil agency Shadow is threatening to sabotage the traditional Japanese cherry blossom festival. Special Agent EJ12 needs to stay calm and keep her mind focused if she is to stop them in time. That's the easy part. As EJ12, Emma Jacks can do anything. So why does she find dealing with mean-girl Nema so hard?
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 42930 : EJ12 girl hero: making waves by McFarlane, Susannah
Evil agency, Shadow, is really making waves and now the coral reef is in danger. Special Agent EJ12 could be in over her head but she must stop Shadow before it is too late. That's the easy part. As EJ12, Emma Jacks can do anything but, right now, she's really nervous about the school swimming carnival.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 35171 : EJ12 girl hero: out of this world by McFarlane, Susannah
Specia Agent EJ12 needs to take off to the moon and stop SHADOW from finding out all of SHINE's secrets.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 83037 : EJ12 girl hero: pyramid puzzle by McFarlane, Susannah
SHADOW seems to have uncovered a secret in an Egyptian pyramid, but what and where.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 94190 : EJ12 girl hero: rocky road by McFarlane, Susannah
Special Agent EJ12 needs to pull the curtain down on Shadow to stop them rocking the Shine network and causing chaos. She knows she can get it done but she also needs to find a way to perform with her friends at the concert.
3-4 booklist
No book cover. 5354 : EJ12 girl hero: spooked by McFarlane, Susannah
In different castles all over England, centuries-old sovereigns have been stolen. All at the stroke of midnight. It will take the new SHINE STARs to crack the biggest SHADOW plot so far. Special Agent EJ12 will have to fight her fears and lead her team in her scariest night mission yet.
3-4 booklist
No book cover. 27001 : EJ12 girl hero: time to shine by McFarlane, Susannah
Emma Jacks can do anything as EJ12, but what will she do when her best friend moves away.
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Image currently unavailable 115 : Eleanor, Elizabeth by Gleeson, Libby
Eleanor finds her grandmother's diary in the old schoolhouse where she did her lessons.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 22740 : Elephant alert by French, Jackie
Mozz soars through the sky in a jet, rescuing wild animals around the world. But when Elephant Island is under threat from a deadly wave Mozz needs help urging the elephants to move! Time is running out! Can she convince Leo - a boy who can talk to animals - to join her on a dangerous rescue mission?
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 22102 : Elephant mountain by Brian, Janeen & Rippin, Sally (ill)
Kasem is thrilled when he is given responsibility for baby elephant, Pooky, and promises the elephant that he will always look after him. Kasem has to remember many important things and wonders whether he will be able to keep his promise to Pooky.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 12838 : Elephants' big day out, The by Hurst, Elise
Late one night, under the eye of the moon, three little elephants who crave adventure escape from their cage in the zoo. They have so much fun, it is doubtful they will ever return to the zoo.
K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 1573 : Eleventh sheep, The by Mewburn, Kyle & Richards, Claire (ill)
Sian counts sheep to fall asleep. A quaint story that looks simply but whimsically at selflessness and belonging.
K-2 booklist
No book cover. 9409 : Eliza, Eliza, the biography of Eliza Winstanley by Irvine, Nance
Told through words and illustrations, the story of Australia's first leading lady and the first Australian actress to gain overseas success.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 18573 : Ella Kazoo will not brush her hair by Fox, Lee & Wilcox, Cathy (ill)
Ella Kazoo simply refuses to brush her hair and it soon develops a mind of its own. Her hair grows so big and so wild that it has a bird's nest on top. Ella has to prove she has what it takes to change a bad hair day into a good situation.
K-2 booklist
No book cover. 71093 : Ella Kazoo will not go to sleep by Fox, Lee & Wilcox, Cathy (ill)
As the Kazoo household settles down for the night, Ella is wide awake and ready for adventure. She begs for a drink, another bedtime story and chats to her teddy. But, when Ella finally captures the pirate ship, Dread, she discovers something rather surprising about the fearsome Captain Shut-eye and his pirates.
K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 25612 : Emily and Alfie by Hooper, Meredith
Emily and Alfie are two young penguins. They venture into an ice cave against their father's advice and nearly lose their lives.
K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 893 : Emily and the big bad bunyip by French, Jackie & Whatley, Bruce (ill)
It's Christmas day in Shaggy Gully. The kangaroos are bouncy, the echidnas are prickly and the bats and possums are just hanging about. Only the bunyip is gloomy and Emily Emu is determined to make him smile for Christmas.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 1588 : Emily Eyefinger by Ball, Duncan
Imaginative tale about Emily who has an extra eye on the tip of her finger. This is how it all began.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 9711 : Emily Eyefinger and the balloon bandits by Ball, Duncan
Emily is climbing out of a hot air balloon basket when three masked people jump in and make off with the balloon, but Emily is still hanging on to the ladder. Somehow Emily must survive the flight and catch the robbers.
5-6 booklist
No book cover. 15546 : Emily Eyefinger and the black volcano by Ball, Duncan
An imaginative tale about Emily who has an extra eye on the tip of her finger. Emily must unravels the mystery of the missing Mint money and she save a village from an erupting volcano.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 15547 : Emily Eyefinger and the city in the sky by Ball, Duncan
Emily would never use the extra eye at the end of her finger to cheat at cards or hide-and-seek, but she can find lost objects and reform the class bully. She can even help Great Aunt Olympia find an ancient city in the sky.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 5502 : Emily Eyefinger and the devil bones by Ball, Duncan
Emily, the girl with the eye in her finger, finds the bones of an ancient, extinct mouse, that was as big as an elephant and terrified the cats of its day. But the so-called 'devil bones' go missing.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 12542 : Emily Eyefinger and the ghost ship by Ball, Duncan
Emily Eyefinger's parents were shocked when Emily was born with an eye on the end of her finger but Emily has discovered that an eye on the end of her finger can be very handy, especially in these adventures.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 1587 : Emily Eyefinger and the lost treasure by Ball, Duncan
Having an eye at the end of her finger gets Emily into all sorts of adventures. When people ask her if she likes having an eye on the end of her finger, Emily says, 'On the one hand I like it. But on the other I don't.'
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 15175 : Emily Eyefinger and the puzzle in the jungle by Ball, Duncan
Emily uses the finger to see out of the back half of a horse suit, catch a quiz cheat and even to solve an ancient puzzle. Along the way she has lots of fun and adventure.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 834 : Emily Eyefinger and the secret from the sea by Ball, Duncan
Emily is chased by gargoyles in Paris, rescues a runaway movie star, disguises herself as a baby elephant and outsmarts a master criminal.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 5313 : Emily Eyefinger's alien adventure by Ball, Duncan
The girl with the eye on the tip of her finger is back - and looking into some tricky situations.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 1589 : Emily Eyefinger: secret agent by Ball, Duncan
When Emily Eyefinger embarks on a secret mission, to reveal the identity of the elusive King Crim, she has the most exciting and dangerous adventure of all.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 1591 : Emily loves to bounce by King, Stephen Michael
Emily is full of life and full of smiles. But most of all, she's full of bounce, on her head, on her toes, on her bottom. Skipping bounces, springing bounces, singing bounces. Wherever she may be, you can be sure she's in the air.
K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 15126 : Emily's Rapunzel hair by Matthews, Cecily & Blackwood, Freya (ill)
Seven stories about childhood experiences. The link is Emily's determination to have 'Rapunzel hair'.
K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 31885 : Emperor's kingdom: penguins on ice, The by Kirkwood, Roger
Join the Emperor Penguins in Antarctica and experience a year in the life of these amazing creatures. Find out how the baby penguins stay snug and warm on their dads' feet, how they are fed and how the colony huddles together during the freezing winter.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 19822 : Emperor's new clothes horse, The by Wilson, Tony & deGennaro, Sue (ill)
The Emperor has won every horse race in the kingdom except the Cristobel Cup. When two brilliant, international trainers claim to have found the fastest racehorse for the Emperor, it seems his wish will finally come true. After all, everyone else agrees too. Well, nearly everyone.
K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 41911 : Emu by Saxby, Claire & Byrne, Graham (ill)
In the open forest, Emu gathers granite-green eggs under soft feathers. Emu will care for the eggs and protect the stripy chicks once they hatch. There are many hazards in the forest for this unusual family.
3-4 booklist
No book cover. 15518 : Emu egg, The by Thorpe, Sharon & Leffler, David (ill)
Searching for emu eggs can be more risky than you'd expect.
K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 10510 : Endangered by Wilkinson, Rick
Looks at endangered animals and what wildlife organisations are doing to increase the animals' chances of survival.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 7414 : Enigma: a magical mystery by Base, Graeme
Young Bertie Badger loves to visit his grandpa and friends at the retirement home for elderly magicians. One day, he arrives to find all the magic props have vanished. Bertie will have to solve the mystery before the magic show can start. Maybe you can help him.
3-4 booklist
No book cover. 119 : Enora and the black crane by Meeks, Arone Raymond
An aboriginal story that tells of Enora's fascination with the coloured birds of the forest.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 20966 : Entertainment technology by Bruce, Linda & Sam & Jack
Since ancient times, people have been fascinated by how things work. This series features the design and technology of machines that are part of our daily lives, and explains where and how they are used and the materials from which they are made
3-4 booklist
No book cover. 25919 : Eon by Goodman, Alison
Eon has been studying the ancient art of Dragon Magic to become an apprentice to one of the twelve energy dragons of good fortune. But, he has a dark secret, living a dangerous lie for the chance to become a Dragoneye. When Eon is catapulted into the treacherous world of the Imperial court, he makes a powerful enemy, Lord Ido. Some violence and adult themes. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 58464 : Eona by Goodman, Alison
Once she was Eon, a girl disguised as a boy, risking her life for the chance to become a Dragoneye apprentice. Now she is Eona, thrust into the role of her country's saviour. Eona must find the strength to walk a deadly line between truth and justice, friendship and duty, and, most of all, her feelings for the king and Rat Dragoneye. Some violence and adult themes. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
7-9 booklist
No book cover. 42559 : Equen Queen, The by Brugman, Alyssa
A seemingly friendly sky-city appears to trade with Quentaris but all is not what it seems, and a dragon, its hatching egg and an equen all play their part in trying to save Quentaris.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 130979 : Eric and Einstein by Heffernan, John & Snellgrove, Alex (ill)
At home, Eric's parents are always busy and at school, he is always in trouble. When Eric meets Einstein, a genius mouse who has escaped the clutches of a mad scientist, Eric's life begins to turn around. But, the mad scientist is on their trail.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 6283 : Eric Vale - epic fail by Bauer, Michael Gerard & Bauer, Joe (ill)
Ever had a nickname? A rotten run of bad luck? A best friend who just looks on the bright side - even when the bright side looks black? Well, Eric Vale's got all three, and they're pushing him towards the epic-est of all epic fails!
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 50717 : Eric Vale - off the rails by Bauer, Michael Gerard & Bauer, Joe (ill)
Principal Porter thinks Eric Vale has gone off the rails, but could there be an explanation for his behaviour, like mutant vampire zombie werewolf aliens stealing Eric's brain.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 1234 : Eric Vale - super male by Bauer, Michael Gerard & Bauer, Joe (ill)
It is superhero week at school and Eric Vale, superfail and writer of superhero comics, is in his element. But there are surprises in-store including a mutant orang-utan and the dreaded Oogily Boogily man.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 9566 : Ernie dances to the didgeridoo by Lester, Alison
Ernie is going to live in the Australian Outback for a year. He is going to write a postcard during each season. Lots of lovely pictures and fun.
3-4 booklist
No book cover. 120 : Ernie Dingo by McCallum, Grant
A biography that traces the life of one of the most well known Aboriginal performers on television.
5-6 booklist
No book cover. 121 : Ernie Dingo: king of the kids, an Australian story by Dingo, Sally
The story of Sally Dingo's husband, Ernie, and his mob written for children.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 100834 : Escape by Harland, Richard & Peterson, Laura (ill)
There can be nothing more frightening than the rulers of the land, talking wolves, taking your parents away and burning your house. Tam and Nina seek help from a group of outcasts.
3-4 booklist
No book cover. 27079 : Escape from kids' club by Gwynne, Phillip
Max, Lily, Boaz and Jesse are stuck in Kids' Club at an island resort, forced to watch endless Pirates of the Caribbean re-runs while their parents relax by the pool. After eight days, they decide to break out and let the real fun begin.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 11607 : Escape from the forbidden planet by Grasso, Julie Anne
Caramel Cinnamon thought the worst day of her life was the day her grandparent's the King and Queen of the Elves of Cardamom went missing. She was wrong. The day she spills sticky toffee syrup onto her father's computer, that's when her worst nightmare begins. Suddenly she finds herself marooned on a forbidden planet by an evil clone, with a very sticky secret.
3-4 booklist
No book cover. 5781 : Escape to Eaglehawk by Farrer, Vashti
Overseers, superintendents and gaol bullies make the lives of boys transported to Van Diemen's Land in the 1830s miserable, even dangerous. Determined not to be stuck at Point Puer, Sam and Jemmy find plans can so easily go wrong.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 1136 : eSide by Alexander, Goldie
Sam and her mother live in the rear of the Conch Cafe, close to Sam's best friend Melody. The building is owned by greedy witch Hecate who will do everything in her power to own the cafe's Good-Luck-Conch. After Hecate steals the shell and the cafe burns down, the girls have a series of adventures in eSide where they must travel through dangerous digital worlds before they can recover their conch.
5-6 booklist
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