A stalwart orphan sets out on a spine-tingling adventure in this wildly imaginative and darkly funny Victorian middle grade novel. High on a cliff above the gloomy Victorian town of Withering-by-Sea stands the Hotel Majestic. Inside the walls of the damp, dull hotel, eleven-year-old orphan Stel ...Show more
Pig is a greedy and selfish Pug. He has all the bouncy balls, bones, and chew toys a dog could ever want yet he refuses to share with his poor friend, Trevor. Little does he know, however, that being greedy has its consquences. Join Pig as he learns to share - the hard way!Young readers will love the ir ...Show more
It's beach time for a playful pony and her friends in this lighthearted celebration of friendship and loyalty from the author of Noni the Pony, which The New York Times called "an unabashedly sweet and simple tale about a happy pony...related in laid-back couplets that work perfectly for young children. ...Show more
Rosie and Nona are sisters. Yapas.They are also best friends. It doesn't matter that Rosie is white and Nona is Aboriginal: their family connections tie them together for life.The girls are inseparable until Nona moves away at the age of nine. By the time she returns, they're in Year 10 and things have ...Show more
Category: Young Adult
Twins Justine and Perry have left their home in Australia and embarked on the road trip of a lifetime in the Pacific Northwest.It's been a year since their dad lost his battle with cancer and Justine became the sole caregiver for her autistic brother, Perry. Now Perry has been accepted into an assisted- ...Show more
In this refreshing and fascinating collection, twelve Muslim-Australians - some well known, some not - reveal their candid, funny and touching stories of growing up with a dual identity.
Category: Young Adult | Reading Level: From 14
Winner of the Text Prize for Young Adult and Children's Writing, 2013. Shortlisted, The Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year for Older Readers, 2015. Tom survived a devastating flood that claimed the lives of her sister and parents. Now she lives with Bill in his old shed by the lake. ...Show more
Category: 9-12 Years Middle Readers
Figgy has two problems. One is her name. Nobody in Ghana has that name. The other is that her grandmother is ill and needs special medicine. Figgy cant do much about her name, but she can do something for Grandma Ama. She will go to America and bring back the medicine, and Kwame, her special goat, will ...Show more
Category: Young Adult
Alba loves her life just as it is. She loves living behind the bakery, and waking up in a cloud of sugar and cinnamon. She loves drawing comics and watching bad TV with her friends. The only problem is she's overlooked a few teeny details: Like, the guy she thought long gone has unexpectedly reappeared. ...Show more
Douglas Mawson led the first Australian expedition to the Antarctic. Meet Douglas Mawson tells the story of how Mawson survived the dangers and challenges of the frozen continent. From Ned Kelly to Saint Mary MacKillop; Captain Cook to the ANZACS and Douglas Mawson, the Meet...series of picture books te ...Show more
Meet Cleo, a little girl with a big imagination - a memorable character created by children's book legends Libby Gleeson and Freya Blackwood. Delightful, warm and irresistible, these stories show how a little girl with a big imagination can always find a way to have fun.