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Dragonfly Song

Dragonfly Song

Wendy Orr

There are two ways of looking at Aissa's story. She's the miracle girl who escaped the raiders. Or she's the cursed child who called the Bull King's ship to the island.

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 Read reviewWords in Deep Blue

Words in Deep Blue

Cath Crowley

This is a love story. It's the story of Henry Jones and Rachel Sweetie. It's the story of how we leave our histories in the things we love - like books.

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Far from the Tree

Far from the Tree

Robin Benway

What does it mean to be a family?

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Radio Silence

Radio Silence

Alice Oseman

The second novel by the phenomenally talented author of Solitaire, Alice Oseman - the most talked-about YA writer right now.

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 Read reviewFrankie

Frankie

Shivaun Plozza

Originally published in Australia by Penguin Australia Pty Ltd. --Copyright page.

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 Special price Read reviewWormwood Mire (Stella Montgomery, Book 2)

Wormwood Mire (Stella Montgomery, Book 2)

Judith Rossell

When Stella Montgomery returned to the Hotel Majestic cold and wet but exhilarated by adventure, the Aunts were furious. Now they are sending Stella away to the old family home at Wormwood Mire, where she must live with two...

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Home in the Rain

Bob Graham

The extraordinary touches a seemingly ordinary moment of family life, in this tender, heart-warming story from the award-winning Bob Graham.

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The Patchwork Bike

The Patchwork Bike

Maxine Beneba Clarke, Van Thanh Rudd

What's the best fun in the whole village? Riding the patchwork bike we made! A joyous picture book for children by award-winning author Maxine Beneba Clarke.

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Amazing Animals of Australia's National Parks

Amazing Animals of Australia’s National Parks

Gina Newton

This book brings together 55 national parks, selected across all Australian states and territories, and over 120 animals.

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Go Home, Cheeky Animals!

Go Home, Cheeky Animals!

Johanna Bell, Dion Beasley

At Canteen Creek where we live, there are cheeky dogs everywhere. But when the cheeky goats, donkeys, buffaloes, and camels make mischief in the camp, the dogs just lie there until those pesky animals really go too far. Then the...

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 Read reviewRockhopping

Rockhopping

Trace Balla

Join Clancy and Uncle Egg on a rambling, rockhopping adventure in Gariwerd (the Grampians), to find the source of the Glenelg River. A story about following your flow, and the unexpected places you may go.

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 Read reviewOne Would Think the Deep

One Would Think the Deep

Claire Zorn

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Chooks in Dinner Suits: A Tale of Big Dogs and Little Penguins

Chooks in Dinner Suits: A Tale of Big Dogs and Little Penguins

Diane Jackson Hill, Craig Smith

On a tiny island lives a waddle of Little Penguins. But their numbers are dwindling. Swampy Marsh knows what to do, but no one will listen. Soon he can count the last few penguins on the fingers of one hand. The desperate...

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Rainforest Camp: Juliet, Nearly a Vet (Book 12)

Rainforest Camp: Juliet, Nearly a Vet (Book 12)

Rebecca Johnson

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 Read reviewSalt to the Sea

Salt to the Sea

Ruta Sepetys, Matt Jones

It's early 1945 and a group of people trek across Germany, bound together by their desperation to reach the ship that can take them away from the war-ravaged land.

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 Read reviewWelcome To Country

Welcome To Country

Aunty Joy Murphy, Lisa Kennedy

This is an expansive and generous Welcome to Country from a most respected Elder, Aunty Joy Murphy, beautifully given form by Indigenous artist Lisa Kennedy.

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There Is a Tribe of Kids

There Is a Tribe of Kids

Lane Smith

Simple text follows a young boy and the many animals he meets on his adventure through the jungle.

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The Bone Sparrow

The Bone Sparrow

Zana Fraillon

Subhi's imagination is as big as the ocean and wide as the sky, but his world is much smaller: he's spent his whole life in an immigration detention centre. The Bone Sparrow is a powerful, heartbreaking, sometimes funny...

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 Read reviewThe Journey

The Journey

Francesca Sanna

With haunting echoes of current affairs this beautifully illustrated book explores the unimaginable decisions made as a family leave their home and everything they know to escape the turmoil and tragedy brought by war. This book...

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 Read reviewA Most Magical Girl

A Most Magical Girl

Karen Foxlee

Magical machines, wizards, witches, mysterious underworlds, a race against time - and two most magical girls

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Orangeboy

Orangeboy

Patrice Lawrence

A young man has an impossible choice to make, in this powerful urban story that will challenge preconceptions and melt the hardest heart.

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 Read reviewIris And The Tiger

Iris And The Tiger

Leanne Hall

Twelve-year-old Iris has been sent to Spain on a mission: to make sure her elderly and unusual aunt, Ursula, leaves her fortune - and her sprawling estate - to Iris's scheming parents. But from the moment Iris arrives at Bosque de...

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 Read reviewWhen Michael Met Mina

When Michael Met Mina

Randa Abdel-Fattah

Michael has always believed that everything in life is black and white. But that was before he met Mina.

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The Bombs That Brought Us Together

The Bombs That Brought Us Together

Brian Conaghan

This second book from the acclaimed author of When Mr. Dog Bites is powerful, warm, funny, and moving - the story of two friends, one shed, a war, and a terrible choice.  

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March Book Three

March Book Three

Nate Powell, Andrew Aydin, John Lewis

Through relentless direct action, SNCC continues to force the nation to confront its own blatant injustice, but for every step forward, the danger grows more intense: Jim Crow strikes back through legal tricks, intimidation,...

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Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat

Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat

Javaka Steptoe

Visually stunning picture book biography about modern art phenomenon Jean-Michel Basquiat, written and illustrated by Coretta Scott King Award winner Javaka Steptoe.

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