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Topic : "Poetry"

Poetry in picture books, anthologies, verse novels

Total Results : 9

Image currently unavailable 7573 : Aliens, ghosts and vanishings: strange and possibly true Australian stories by Tarakson, Stella & Morden, Richard (ill)
Have you heard these most bizarre tales from around Australia? Did a UFO drag a family's car off the road in the middle of the outback? How did rocks rain from the sky in WA? And what became of the prime minister who went into the surf and was never seen again? Explore the strangest tales, most incredible encounters and creepiest urban legends in Australia's history. Read about the investigations and weigh up the facts, do you believe the official explanations for these weird and wonderful events?
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Image currently unavailable 593283 : Art of taxidermy, The by Kernot, Sharon
Lottie collects dead creatures and lovingly cares for them, hoping to preserve them, to save them from disintegration. Her father understands - Lottie has a scientific mind, he thinks. Her aunt wants it to stop, and she goes to cruel lengths to make sure it does. And her mother? Lottie's mother died long ago. And Lottie is searching for a way to be close to her. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
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Image currently unavailable 22965 : Jabber-Walking by Herrera, Juan Felipe
Can you walk and talk at the same time? How about Jabberwalk? Can you write and draw and walk and journal all at the same time? If not, you're in luck: exuberant, blue-cheesy cilantro man Juan Felipe Herrera, Poet Laureate of the United States, is here to teach you everything he knows about being a real-life, bonified, Jabberwalking poet! Jabberwalkers write and speak for themselves and others no matter where their feet may take them - to Jabberwalk is to be a poet on the move. And there's no stopping once you're a Jabberwalker, writing fast, fast, fast, scribble-poem-burbles-on-the-run. Scribble what you see! Scribble what you hear! It's all out there - vamonos!
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Image currently unavailable 578075 : Limelight by Raphael, Solli
Age is no barrier to creating poetry that inspires social change and positive action. Thirteen-year-old award-winning slam poet Solli Raphael is taking on the world - one word at a time. The future needs you and me to create equality across all levels of humanity - Solli.
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Image currently unavailable 578091 : Puffin the architect by Andrews, Kimberly
Meet Puffin, a clever architect who always creates the perfect home for her clients. But her newest clients are very hard to please - her own pufflings! Will Puffin come up with a puffling-perfect home design?
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Image currently unavailable 18125 : Spider bought a bicycle and other poems for young children, A by Rosen, Michael & Moore, Inga (ill)
A quirky anthology from playground rhymes to Shakespeare, including new, old, multicultural, funny, sad, thoughtful, short, long and classic poems.
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Image currently unavailable 21233 : Sugarlump and the unicorn by Donaldson, Julia & Monks, Lydia (ill)
The unicorn has a silver horn, her eyes are bright and blue, and when she hears a horse's wish, she can make that wish come true. Sugarlump the rocking horse longs for adventure. But when a magical unicorn grants his wish, he soon discovers there's no match for the fun of playing with children. Is it too late to change his mind?
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Image currently unavailable 568091 : Swallow's dance by Orr, Wendy
The noise throws us from our beds. It's too huge to be heard; it bombards us. It's the sound of the end of the world. Leira is about to start her initiation as a priestess when her world is turned upside down. A violent earthquake leaves her home - and her family - in pieces. And the goddess hasn't finished with the island yet. With her family, Leira flees across the sea to Crete, expecting sanctuary. But a volcanic eruption throws the entire world into darkness. After the resulting tsunami, society descends into chaos; the status and privilege of being noble-born reduced to nothing. With her injured mother and elderly nurse, Leira has only the strength and resourcefulness within herself to find safety.
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Image currently unavailable 9636 : You I've never known, The by Hopkins, Ellen
Ariel has only a few small memories of her mother, who ran away years ago. Now aged, 17, she has lived in more towns than she can remember as her dad moves her across the country with alarming frequency. Finally settled with two friends, Monica and Gabe, Ariel wants to stay in one place. She is struggling with her feelings towards both her friends and aims to work out who she really is. On the other side of the country, Maya keeps a diary about her life, having run away from her own abusive mother and into the arms of a much older man, she is pregnant and practically alone. When both these worlds meet, both Maya and Ariel try to make sense of their lives. Usually ready by students in Years 9, 10 & above.
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Ship kings: voyage of the unquiet ice, The

"Dow Amber has set sail at last upon the battleship, Chloe, but he wonders if an outsider and an enemy can ever truly belong in the Ship Kings' world. In the icy wastes, Dow must take his fate in hand, discover whether he is truly destined to be a mariner and determine whether the mysterious scapegoat girl, Ignella, is a friend or foe."

McGahan, Andrew