May you, my baby, sleep softly at night, and when dawn lights the world, may you wake up to birdsong.Part poem, part lullaby, this gentle story celebrates a baby's wonder at our beautiful world. From much-loved Australian Children's Laureate Alison Lester comes a timeless book to share and to treasure.
9-12 Years Middle Readers
|Awards:||Winner, Children's Peace Literature Awards - Older Readers, 2013Winner, Victorian Premier's Literary Award, Writing for Young Adults, 2014Short-listed, Inky Awards, Gold Inky, 2013Short-listed, Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature, Children's Literature, 2014Short-listed, CBCA Award for Younger Readers, 2014Short-listed, NSW Premier's Literary Awards, Ethel Turner Prize for Young People's Literature, 2014Short-listed, REAL (Reading and Enjoying Literature) Award, Fiction for Years 7 - 9, 2014Short-listed, Territory Read Awards, Children's Literature/Young Adult Fiction, 2014Winner, Inky Awards, Gold Inky, 2013Short-listed, Prime Minister's Literary Awards, Prize for Children's Fiction, 2014Winner, Territory Read Awards, Children's Literature/Young Adult Fiction, 2014Short-listed, WA Premier's Book Awards, Writing for Young Adults, 2014|
Candice Phee wants to bring light and laughter to those around her, and somehow she succeeds despite the bizarre mix-ups and the confusion she effortlessly creates. An uplifting comedy-drama from award-winning author, Barry Jonsberg.
In 1914 Jim and Charlie abandon the Australian outback for the excitement and adventure of the war to end all wars. But in the Light Horse they quickly discover the brutal realities of life on the frontline. And nothing will ever be the same again. Featuring stunning ... read more
9-12 Years Middle Readers
|Reading Level:||Children's - Grade 4-6, Age 9-11|
|Awards:||Winner of Readings Children's Book Prize 2014. Shortlisted for White Ravens Award 2014 and Prime Minister's Literary Awards (Australia): Children's Fiction 2014 and Children's Book Council of Australia Awards: Book of the Year - Young Readers 2014 and Aurealis Award for Excellence in Fiction: Children's Novel (8-12 Years) 2013. Long-listed for The Margaret Scott Prize 2015.|
Peat is on the run - forced to flee for her life when she's blamed for bringing bad luck to her village. She heads for the endless marshes, where she's caught by an old healer-woman who makes Peat her apprentice and teaches her the skill of storytelling. But... read more
For Fin, it's just like any other day - racing for the school bus, bluffing his way through class and trying to remain cool in front of the most sophisticated girl in his universe. Only it's not like any other day because, on the other side of the world, nuclear missiles are being... read more
It is the first thing he puts on each morning. It gives him the courage to deal with all kinds of tricky situations, such as getting out of bed, sliding off a chair, and riding his bike. But sometimes someone else's trouble can be greater than your own, and this is what To... read more
A deliciously dark bubblegum-gothic fairytale from a stunning new Australian talent. He's gone the same way as those little birds that bothered me with their awful songs! And you will too, you and your horrible heart-music, because you won't stay out of my woods!' There'... read more
|Series:||City of Orphans|
|Awards:||Winner of Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature: National Children's Literature Award 2014 and Children's Book Council of Australia Awards: Book of the Year - Young Readers 2014. Shortlisted for Norma K. Hemming Award 2014 and NSW Premier's Literary Award Patricia Wrightson Prize 2014.|
Monsters have been infesting London's dark places for centuries, eating every child who gets too close. That's why ten-year-old Birdie McAdam works for Alfred Bunce, the bogler. With her beautiful voice and dainty looks, Birdie is the bait that draws bogl... read more
Because he was the king, he could make the sheep do whatever he wanted, whenever he pleased. But he just couldn't make them like him. A royal romp about a little pig with a lot to learn, from best-selling picture book creator Nick Bland.
When the enemy bombed the library, everything burned. As war rages, Peter and his father flee their home, taking with them a treasure box that holds something more precious than jewels. They journey through mud and rain and long cold nights, and soon their survival b... read more
Picture Books (Hardback)
|Awards:||Shortlisted for NSW Premier's Literary Award Patricia Wrightson Prize 2014 and Children's Book Council of Australia Awards: Eve Pownall Award for Information Books 2014.|
"He emerged from the cave of bats with the name given to him by his people. He was Jandamarra - a man of power who could appear and disappear like a ghost." Set in the Kimberley region in north-west Australia, this is the story of a young warrior born to lead. To the settlers... read more
9-12 Years Middle Readers
Deep under the Earth's crust, near Skull River City, a terrible crime has been committed - the city's supply of blood has been stolen from the blood bank. Rocky (a werewolf-kid) and Vince (a vampire-kid) decide they must investigate to he... read more