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There's a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake

There’s a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake

Hazel Edwards, Deborah Niland

The imaginary Hippo can do what he likes on the roof. In fact, he does all the things a little girl wishes she could, but is not allowed. When she takes a bath, the hippo takes a shower; when she goes to bed, the hippo watches...

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 Read reviewFall Girl

Fall Girl

Toni Jordan

Meet Ella Canfield, highly qualified evolutionary biologist. Attractive, if a little serious-looking in those heavy glasses - but then she's about to put her career on the line. Dr Canfield is seeking funding for a highly...

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 Read reviewSix Impossible Things

Six Impossible Things

Fiona Wood

Fourteen-year-old nerd-boy Dan Cereill is not quite coping with a reversal of family fortune, moving house, new school hell, a mother with a failing wedding cake business, a just-out gay dad, and an impossible crush on Estelle,...

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Love Like Water

Love Like Water

Meme McDonald

More than a love story, this is a bold, confronting book about friendship, love, sex and identity at the heart of Australia, where black and white, bush and city collide. Ages 16+.

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 Read reviewOne Foot Wrong

One Foot Wrong

Sofie Laguna

A child is imprisoned in a house by her reclusive religious parents. Hester has never seen the outside world. The story told by Hester is often dark and terrible, but the sheer blazing brilliance of her language and the imagery...

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Stiff

Stiff

Shane Maloney, Lindsay Tanner

My heart pumped hard and fast, fed by the jitter of adrenaline coursing through my veins. This was getting beyond a joke...Don't you just hate it when somebody tries to kill you and you don't know who or why?

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Unknown Warrior: The Search for Australia's Greatest Ace

Unknown Warrior: The Search for Australia’s Greatest Ace

Mike Rosel

Despite the recent outpouring in interest in our military heritage, the young Victorian credited with 47 victories is virtually unknown to ordinary Australians. He was only 22 when he died in his Sopwith Camel in a solo night...

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Nice Try: A Murray Wheln Thriller

Nice Try: A Murray Wheln Thriller

Shane Maloney

The future of the government depends on its bid to host the Olympic games in Melbourne. Murray Whelan is recruited to help the cause but not long after he joins, a young athlete is found dead, and Murray learns that murder is a...

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Crimson Crop

Crimson Crop

Peter Rose

Crimson Crop is Peter Roses fifth poetry collection and his first since 2005. This volume has at its core a series of elegies, several about his late father Bob Rose (a respected Australian Rules footballer and coach), thus...

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Something Fishy

Something Fishy

Shane Maloney

The Hon. Murray Whelan MP. Respectability at last. And true love, what's more, in the person of the salty-tongued Lyndal Luscombe-who has in her possession a highly significant ultrasound photo. There must be a catch. And Murray's...

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The Big Ask: A Murray Whelan Thriller

The Big Ask: A Murray Whelan Thriller

Shane Maloney

Murray Whelan is in trouble. A disastrous election result is looming, and his days as a political minder seem numbered. But when his boss, Angelo Angelli, picks a fight with the trucking industry, and Murray finds himself on the...

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The Brush-Off

The Brush-Off

Shane Maloney

Murray Whelan, political advisor to the newly appointed minister of culture, is hanging onto his job by the toenails after a ministerial shakeup. On his first day, the disgruntled young artist Marcus Taylor is found dead, drowned...

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Writing a Non-boring Family History

Writing a Non-boring Family History

Hazel Edwards

Family history sleuthing is the biggest hobby worldwide. Amid a sea of genealogy books, Hazel Edwards has written a practical handbook on how to craft stories about our ancestors in an interesting way that other people will want...

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Hey Hippopotamus, Do Babies Eat Cake Too?

Hey Hippopotamus, Do Babies Eat Cake Too?

Hazel Edwards

Mummy is having a baby... I've got a daddy and a big brother, but we haven't had a baby before. So I told my hippopotamus who lives on the roof and eats cake. He knows everything about babies. Ages 3+.

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Cleo: How a Small Black Cat Helped Heal a Family

Cleo: How a Small Black Cat Helped Heal a Family

Helen Brown

A warm, incredibly moving, often funny book about love, loss and redemption and the small black cat who helped mend a family's broken hearts by sheer force of her feline personality.

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The End of the World

The End of the World

Paddy O'Reilly

A collection of award winning short stories. Stylistically varied and enlivened by a wry, dark humour.

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Our Australian Girl: Grace and Glory (Book 3)

Our Australian Girl: Grace and Glory (Book 3)

Sofie Laguna, Lucia Masciullo

Grace's life as a servant gets off to a shaky start. Her master, Tom, is strict, and even though Grace means to be helpful and hardworking, she is soon in trouble. But there are good things in her new life, too - her kind...

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Nine Days

Nine Days

Toni Jordan

It is 1939 and although Australia is about to go to war, it doesn't quite realise yet that the situation is serious. Deep in the working-class Melbourne suburb of Richmond it is business - your own and everyone else's - as usual....

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