Pennies for Hitler
It's 1939, and for Georg, son of an English academic living in Germany, life is full of cream cakes and loving parents. It is also a time when his teacher measures the pupils' heads to see which of them have the most 'Aryan' -...
It's Christmas! And it's Christmas for Mothball the Wombat, too.She eats, she sleeps, she scratches,but on Christmas Eve ... Created by writer Jackie French and illustrator Bruce Whatley, Christmas Wombat is another irresistible...
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+.
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,...
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...
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...
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, 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+.
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 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,...
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+.
Dancing with Ben Hall
A collection of short stories, both historical and contemporary, based on real people and real events.
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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