Speech Pathology Australia 2010 Book of the Year Awards
A moving and triumphant illustrated verse novel about childhood illness and support for friends. Ages 8-12.
The Croc Called Capone
A free trip to the Northern Territory! Sounds good, thinks Marcus. But mayhem is not far away. The second hilarious adventure of Blacky the masterspy, Marcus the animal-rights activist and Dyl the disaster.
Wombat and Fox Thrillseekers
Best friends Wombat and Fox are back in a third book, and this time they have a list of Wild and Dangerous deeds. What can possibly go wrong? Jam-packed with action, adventure, illustrations and humour, these stories from master...
The Toymaker and the Bird
In a little house in a dark forest, a toymaker lives all alone. One day, a small brown bird hears the magic sounds of the toymaker's violin, and flies down to him. Together they make music so enchanting that even the trees shiver...
While Mum and Dad are working, Grandpa looks after Georgie. They read stories, plant flowers and play dress-ups. One day, Georgie says, Today I'm big and you're a baby. Okay? Okay, says Grandpa Baby. What will Georgie and...
Tracey Binns is Trouble
While her parents work hard to provide the perfect life in the perfect house, Tracey is working hard at misbehaving. But new girl Isabella, convinced there's more to Tracey than meets the eye, enters her in the inter-school Best...
When Eloise's get-rich-quick dad moves them back to his home town to turn the derelict family mansion into a convention centre, Eloise feels an immediate bond with the old house. Then Eloise meets a 'ghost girl' who may or may not...
Voyage to Verdada
When Edsel takes an unexpected voyage to a parallel dimension, Verdada, his life is transformed overnight. Suddenly, his over-protective parents are nowhere to be seen and rules are a thing of the past. Or so he thinks. Everything...
Blacky Blasts Back!: On the Tail of the Tassie Tiger
Blacky the farting dog is back, smellier than ever. And he's got a new mission for Marcus and Dylan: track down the very last Tassie tiger and save it from extinction. Simple, really. But throw in some bumbling thylacine hunters,...
The Toilet Kid
Matt's life is good. He's lost weight, is sort of enjoying exercising and is going out with the perfect girl, Kayla, and she loves food as much as he does. He can hardly believe his luck. But when Matt uncovers Kayla's secret, he...
Since Chris lost his best mate, Dave, cars are all he really cares about. Then Josh Carter moves to town. His dad is a famous racing car driver and everyone wants to be Josh's friend. But as Chris soon discovers, Josh is a bit of...
Slightly Skewed Life of Toby Chrysler
Toby's mum has been missing for more than a month. His new friend, Ginger, has lost her dad. So how can an abandoned red shoe, an unusual plan and map coordinates help them in their search for their parents? And why is everyone...
Long before Sensei Ki-Yaga built the Cockroach Ryu, he travelled to China and studied at the Shaolin Temple in the north-western Song Shan Mountains. Sensei promised to return to help the abbot in the Temple's time of need. When...
Don’t Breathe a Word
A story of family, growing up and keeping secrets that is nail-biting and heartwarming in equal measure. Ages 9+.
Pearl Verses the World
At school, Pearl feels as though she is in a group of one. Her teacher wants her to write poems that rhyme but Pearl's poems don't. But when her grandmother passes away, she finds the courage to deliver a poem that defies her...
A lyrical picture book which explores the growth and continual change that goes on in Isabella's garden - the flourishing of plants; the coming and going of the animals, insects and seasons - beginning and ending with the seeds...
To the Top End: Our Trip Across Australia
Another fabulous Roland Harvey holiday book exploring some of the most spectacular landscapes of Australia, full of adventure, mishaps, and madcap activity.
The Wand and the Sword
Join Belmont and Burnie as they face danger and adventure on their exciting quest to find Excalibur and save Old York from the clutches of the Redwitch!
There’s a Goat in My Coat
There's a Goat in my Coat is a fun book for counting, hopping, running, rolling, wriggling, giggling and dancing. Can you do the Jelly Belly Shakes? Are you a Tip Top Dancer? The exuberance of childhood has been captured in this...
There are two in the bed... Mum and Dad are slumbering, snoring, rumbling, tucked up cosily and peacefully in bed... Until a scary storm outside brings everyone into Mum and Dad's bed, one by one. Will they ever get a good night's...
10 Little Hermit Crabs
Ten little hermit crabs scuttle to the beach, Down swoops a seagull: 'Screech! Screech! Screech!' A playful counting book starring 10 little hermit crabs with a knack for getting into trouble. Can you count them all?
Our Daft Dog Danny
In the winter, we love to visit Uncle Peter and his dog Millie at the beach. But the day we took our dog Danny with us, everything went wrong! Until Toby had a good idea...
Look See, Look at Me!
A delightful celebration of outback family life in an Aboriginal community. Leonie Norrington and Dee Huxley visited three northern communities, Wugularr, Barunga and Manyalalluk, to workshop words and drawings for this book. With...
There Was an Old Sailor
The tale of an old salty sailor who swallows a krill which makes him ill, and who cures his terrible bellyache by eating each animal in the sea, one after another.
A poignant verse novel depicting the joys and heartbreaks of a farming family as they struggle to cope with the devastating effects of long-term drought. Told through the eyes of Ruby, day-to-day farm life involves playing in...
Running with the Horses
Nina lives with her father above the palace stables. She loves watching the famous white stallions, but her favourite horse is an ordinary mare called Zelda. When Nina's world changes dramatically, she and her father have to flee...
Tashi and the Golem
The sixteenth book of Tashi's adventures, in which Tashi and his friends use clay and magic to make a golem who will stand up to the bully boy, Bang Bang. But will their big Golem obey them? And can they rescue Ah Chu's baby...
The Hero of Little Street
Escaping from a gang of bullies, a Boy slips into a grand old gallery - the perfect hiding place, full of mystery and treasures. Enchanted by the magic of painting and befriended by a mischievous dog, the Boy ventures into the...
Mannie and the Long Brave Day
Mannie is going on an adventure. She's taking her favourite elephant Lilliput and her doll Strawberry Luca. And she hasn't forgotten her special box of secret things, just in case the adventure gets adventurous. A magical story...
One day when Charlie and his friends decide to fly a kite it takes off and soars straight into a tree! One by one, Charlie's friends each try to free the kite with their toys - all of which end up stuck in the tree along with the...
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