Category: 9-12 Years Middle Readers
From the author of the Chanters of Tremaris series comes a contemporary time travel fantasy, grounded in the landscape of Australia Beginning and ending, always the same, always now. The game, the story, the riddle, hiding and seeking. Crow comes from this place; this place comes from Crow. ...Show more
Category: 9-12 Years Middle Readers | Reading Level: 13+
Dan has had it with his Dad. He's not going to take the abuse anymore. He's sixteen, old enough to leave; maybe he'll find his long-lost mother in the process. What Dan doesn't count on is being followed by his younger brother Eddie, and what began as a reckless solo journey becomes one of responsibilit ...Show more
Category: Picture Books (Paperback)
This is a story that shows how strong and devastating flood water can be to homes and livelihoods. It is inspired by the 2011 Queensland floods but it could be about any of the disasters that strike our land, and the events that turn everyday Australians into heroes. Flood depicts water mercilessly ripp ...Show more
Category: Young Adult | Reading Level: 14+
The year is 1788, and in the newly created colony at Sydney Cove is struggling for survival. Seen through the eyes of the colony's only surgeon and Nanberry, the Aboriginal boy adopted by Surgeon White who finds himself uncomfortably between two worlds, it is a new perspective on Australia's earliest da ...Show more
Category: Picture Books (Hardback)
A beautiful narrative non-fiction book which follows the life of a bilby, an Australian marsupial. The story depicts a young bilby's birth, habitat, behaviour and diet. When Baby Bilby is born, he's as long as your little toe. He crawls into his mother's warm pouch, where he feeds and grows. Baby Bilby ...Show more
When two children stumble upon a book in the dust, it takes them on an incredible journey. Inspired by the book, their imaginations transform the landscape, make the mundane magical and familiar fantastical. Look, A Book!, illustrated by Greenaway medallist Freya Blackwood, demonstrates how books and im ...Show more
Category: Activity Books
Published in conjunction with 'Surrealism: The poetry of Drama', an exhibition organized by the Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane and Centre Pompidou, Paris, and held at the Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia, 11 June-2 October 2011.
We use the bush as our school and as our playground, says one of the many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people whose voices combine in this anthology of true stories about childhood, compiled from a wide range of memoirs and oral histories. Alongside reminiscences of getting bush tucker, going f ...Show more
Ishmael is in his final two years at St Daniel's and is on a quest to bring home the school cup before he leaves. With Captain Scobie at the helm, he and his unlikely companions will try everything - and anything - to win.
Category: Young Adult
School is out forever, and Tiff is hoping her job at the local paper will lead to something more ...But 'The Shark' soon puts her straight on what it takes to become a hard-nosed reporter like him. At home, Reggie - the only grandad she's ever known - has quit the smokes and diagnosed himself as cactus. ...Show more
When Tom's neighbour gives him a brown bulb, Tom can't believe it will flower. 'That's not a daffodil!' says Tom. 'Well,' says the old gardener. 'Let's plant it and see.' Elizabeth Honey has created a playful story that little children will enjoy again and again - about an inventive boy, a kindly garden ...Show more
Category: Picture Books (Hardback) | Reading Level: 3+
New paperback edition of the second collaboration by the award-winning team of Glenda Millard and Rebecca Cool; a celebration of the beauty and mystery of life in its many forms. For all creatures - the great and the small, the winged and the walking, the singing and the silent - we are thankful.