Pennies for Hitler
Angus & Robertson an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.
Nanberry: Black Brother White
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...
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...
Jackie French’s Chook Book
Deals with chickens. This title features many mouth-watering chicken-and-egg recipes. It includes sections on poultry keeping and management that are illustrated with almost 100 full-colour photographs.
Rocket Your Child into Reading: New Ideas, Great Tips & Fun Games for Reading Success
Aims to help parents and teachers identify children's reading difficulties and then suggest ways to deal with them. This book contains practical solutions, showing there are many ways to improve your child's reading and stimulate...
Queen Victoria’s Underpants
Meet Lizzy, whose family are in the clothing industry. Very few people probably know that Queen Victoria made the wearing of underpants popular. At the beginning of her reign very few women wore them. By the time she died just...
Baby Wombat’s Week
Cuter, stroppier and even more determined than her mother - meet Mothball's baby. Like any growing family, this baby wombat and her mum are finding it hard to fit into their home. When setting out to dig a new, bigger hole with...
Tom Appleby Convict Boy
Tom Appleby, eight year old chimney sweep is convicted of stealing and sentenced to deportation to Botany Bay. This book tells of a colony that, despite its natural abundance, cannot offer what the colonists want. While the...
The Night They Stormed Eureka
It's 1854, and the Ballarat goldfields are a place of dreams and rebellion as Sam, a homeless teenager, is called back to the past to join the Puddlehams, who run 'the best little cook shop on the diggings'. The Puddlehams dream...
Pete the Sheep
Sean is a shearer, and instead of a sheepdog to help him, he's got a sheep sheep - Pete. After being rejected by the other shearers and their dogs, Sean and Pete set up a sheep salon in town. Sheep from everywhere arrive to have...
Pete the Sheep
Sean is a shearer and, instead of a sheepdog to help him, he's got a sheep - Pete. After being rejected by the other shearers and their dogs, Sean and Pete have set up a sheep salon in town. Sheep from everywhere arrive to have...
Diary of a Wombat
This wombat leads a very busy and demanding life. She wrestles unknown creatures, runs her own digging business and most difficult of all - trains her humans. Find out how she fits this into her busy schedule around sleeping,...
Diary of a Wombat
An all-time favourite now in an edition so durable that even Mothball the wombat would have trouble destroying it! Age 2+.
The White Ship
A thought-provoking and controversial story that examines religious persecution and refugees, this book contains two parallel stories that eventually come together. It is suitable for ages 12+.
Three children in country Australia meet at the bus stop every morning and tell each other stories. This one is about Hitler's Daughter and the life that she leads in Nazi Germany. The story goes back and forth from the historical...
Daughter of the Regiment
Harry doesn't really want to leave the farm to go to High School. And if he does go, will he want to come back to the farm? And then he finds a hole in time in the corner of the chook shed and discovers another world - his world,...
Missing You, Love Sara
There are hundreds and thousands of Missing Persons. This is the story of such a person and the effect on those left behind - their search for Sarah and their search for reasons and meaning to her disappearance. But when Sarah is...
Macbeth and Son
Luke lives in modern-day Australia with his mother and stepfather, Sam. Lulach lives in 9th century Scotland with his mother and stepfather, Macbeth. Luke dreams about Lulach and Macbeth and knows him to be a king who restored...
The plague is ravaging Europe. A young girl, lost and alone in her village after her family dies finds hope when Lady Dance comes by ... Ages 10+
Stamp, Stomp, Whomp: And Other Interesting Ways to Get Rid of Pests
Stamp Stomp Womp is a companion book to How to Guzzle Your Garden. Popular author and Burke's Backyard presenter, Jackie French helps children discover ways of getting rid of garden pests. Children, parents, and teachers will all...
How the Finnegans Saved the Ship
Set in 1913, the year after the Titanic sank, this is the story of the voyage to Australia made by the Finnegan children and their mother, who travelled on a boat as far removed from the Titanic as possible, but also managed to...
Dark Wind Blowing
Mike's neightbour is Lance Loosley, a boy everyone calls Loser . Loser tells Mike that Tenterfield - the old property nearby - is being used as a laboratory. One day at school, Loser smashes a test tube that he says contains a...
Stories to Eat with a Blood Plum
Another lighthearted bundle of stories about Prudence and her best friend, The Phaery Ethereal - Predde for short. Phredde, Prue and families have had lots of adventures in Stories to Eat with a Banana and Stories to Eat with a...
A sequel to In the Blood , the author faces a pack of genetically engineered wolves, a trio of water sprites with a passion for muscular tentacles, and three bodies - each with its throat torn out. Are the werewolves the killers?...
A Phaery Named Phredde: And Other Stories to Eat with a Banana
Meet Phredde, the coolest phaery in the universe. Phredde is tiny, ferocious and Pru's best friend. And with Pru's brother turning into a werewolf, Pru needs all the magic help she can get! This book is for those aged 7 and...
Phredde and the Purple Pyramid
Phredde, Pru and Bruce are back and this time they are in ancient Egypt. It seems Fluffy, Queen of the Nile, has sent a time tunnel to seek out a brave and brilliant girl to save her - this has to be Pru, it can't be Phredde,...
Phredde and a Frog Named Bruce: And Other Stories to Eat with a Watermelon
When your teacher's a vampire, your brother's a werewolf, and a frog named Bruce refuses to try to help to save Sleeping Beauty from the Prince, what else can happen? This book is for those aged 7 and above.
Phredde and the Zombie Librarian: And Other Stories to Eat with a Blood Plum
There's a grey-flesh zombie librarian tending her blood-starved books in the school library, and a 5,000-year-old Egyptian mummy roaming the corridors. Can Phredde and Pru escape? This book is for those aged 7 and above.
Valley of Gold: One Valley’s Stories of Gold Through the Ages
One valley's stories of gold through the ages, from the beginning of the earth, through the valley's creation and the history of its alluring deposits.
A Rose for the Anzac Boys
It is 1915. War is being fought on an horrific scale in the trenches in France, but it might as well be a world away from sixteen-year-old Midge MacPherson, who has been sent to England to learn to be a young lady. Ages 14+.
Book of Unicorns
A collection of fantasy stories from the author of Somewhere Around the Corner .
How the Aliens from Alpha Centauri Invaded My Maths Class and Turned Me into a Writer… and How You Can be One Too
. ..if any of you travel the universe in your maths class ... if any of you can create a world so vivid that you can forget someone as boring as Miss Emmeline...you too can become a writer. Fun steps to help children start...
My Mum the Pirate
Cecil's mum wears long black boots, an even longer sword, and makes her enemies walk the plank. Putrid Percival serves sea monster soup for dinner when Cecil would rather eat pizza. Filthy Frederick stinks - but he's good at...
My Dog the Dinosaur
Spot has a long neck, a flat tail and eats lettuce. Spot is scared of cats too. But then Spot starts to grow. Will Spot ever learn to bark? Can Gunk teach Spot to like dog food? This is the story of Gunk and his dog - oops, sorry,...
Flesh and Blood
The City has called on Danielle Forest, Virtual Engineer, to find the source of a new flu epidemic that is infecting the City and threatening the Outlands. The disease partially kills, and those infected become zombies, intent on...
Pharaoh: The Boy Who Conquered the Nile
Prince Narmer, first in line of succession, meets an oracle who changes his life. Ousted from the line by a disfiguring struggle with a crocodile, Narmer travels, learning much about faraway lands and his place in the world. Most...
The Shaggy Gully Times
Welcome, readers, to the Daggy Gully Limes, the punniest newspaper you'll ever read. Ages 7+.
Big Burps, Bare Bums and Other Bad-mannered Blunders 365 Tips on How Tobehave Nicely: 365 Tips on How to Behave Nicely
Covers manners for various situations, such as kissing, dobbing, introductions and eating. This book also includes etiquette procedures for dealing with vampires, aliens, friends, zombies and more, delivered in a problem and...
Beyond the Boundaries
This is the sequel to Walking the Boundaries . Martin is called back to Ted's farm and when he walks the boundaries he is confronted by a terrible problem. He meets his granddaughter from the future who helps him save the...
Ride the Wild Wind: The Golden Pony and Other Stories
From the pen of Australia's most respected and loved children's writers comes a collection of stories about horses, and even stories from the horse's mouth. These special stories will appeal to all lovers of horse tales. It is a...
Dancing with Ben Hall
A collection of short stories, both historical and contemporary, based on real people and real events.
Fascinating History of Your Lunch
Who invented cheese? Or bread and margarine? Where did lettuce and tomato plants originally come from? The plants we eat nowadays come from all over the world and the ways we cook and eat them also come from many different...
Jackie French’s Guide to Companion Planting in Australia and New Zealand
This book has separate chapters on the myths & reality of companion planting how to develop your own companion planting and on vegetables, fruit and flowers.
Natural Control of Garden Pests
Covers techiques for natural pest control of flower and vegetable gardens, orchards and small farms. Includes sections on companion planting, birds and other pest predators, descriptions of Australia's common pests, and the...
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