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 Read reviewWilam: A Birrarung Story

Wilam: A Birrarung Story

Aunty Joy Murphy, Andrew Kelly, Lisa Kennedy

Yarra Riverkeeper Andrew Kelly joins award-winning picture book duo Aunty Joy Murphy and Lisa Kennedy to tell the Indigenous and geographical story of Melbourne's beautiful Yarra River, from its source to its mouth; from its...

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Clancy the Quokka

Clancy the Quokka

Lili Wilkinson, Alison Mutton

Here's Clancy the quokka. So friendly and charming. His innocent face is entirely disarming

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Cunning Crow

Cunning Crow

Gregg Dreise

Way back, before once-upon-a-time, there was the Dreamtime when all the birds were white. One of those white birds was a crow called Waan.

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Molly the Pig (Moli Det Bigibigi)

Molly the Pig (Moli Det Bigibigi)

Karen Manbullo

Written in Kriol and English, this is the story of Molly, a little pig who is rescued from the bush.

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Hello, Australia!

Hello, Australia!

Megan McKean

Join a bunch of cheeky galahs in the latest look-and-find adventure in the Hello...! series. This time we're taking a trip around Australia to discover more about the animals, birds and plants that live here.

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Chip The Lifeguard

Chip The Lifeguard

Kylie Howarth

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All the Way to W.A.: Our Search for Uncle Kev

All the Way to W.A.: Our Search for Uncle Kev

Roland Harvey

Uncle Kev is lost. Can you help us find him?

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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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Sleep Tight, Platypup

Sleep Tight, Platypup

Renee Treml

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Found in Melbourne (Simplified Chinese Edition)

Found in Melbourne (Simplified Chinese Edition)

Joanne O'Callaghan, Kori Song, Kevin Yang

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Under the Southern Cross

Under the Southern Cross

Frane Lessac

From the bestselling and award-winning creator of A is for Australia and A is for Australian Animals comes a new narrative nonfiction picture book, which explores Australia after dark.

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Going to the Footy

Going to the Footy

Debbie Coombes

In this quintessentially Australian title, Going to the Footy combines richly textured and striking illustrations of iconic Australian modes of transport, with some gentle humour.

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A Walk in the Bush

A Walk in the Bush

Gwyn Perkins

Little Iggy doesn't want to leave the house, but Grandad insists - they always have fun together. What follows is a wonderful journey in the great Australian outdoors with singing birds, wallaby surprises, secret caterpillar...

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Little Bird’s Day

Sally Morgan, Johnny Warrkatja Malibirr

A simple, universal story of a day in the life of Little Bird as she sings the world alive, flies with Cloud, travels with Wind, nestles with Moon and dreams of flying among the stars.

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Koalas Eat Gum Leaves

Koalas Eat Gum Leaves

Laura Bunting, Philip Bunting

Koalas eat gum leaves. For breakfast, lunch and dinner, and even on their birthdays. Most koalas dont seem to mind. But one does. He is on the lookout for some tastier tucker...and he's about to make a discovery that changes...

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Kung-fu Kangaroo

Kung-fu Kangaroo

Merv Lamington, Allison Langton

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Koala Lou

Koala Lou

Mem Fox, P. Lofts

There was once a baby koala, so soft and round that all who saw her loved her. Her name was Koala Lou. Koala Lou is the first born in a large family. She feels sad because her mother seems too busy to pay her any attention....

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Australia: Illustrated (2nd edition)

Australia: Illustrated (2nd edition)

Tania McCartney

Australia. Big. Beautiful. Diverse. Vibrantly illustrated, this glorious tribute to this wide brown land not only celebrates the more `typical' Australian flora, fauna and landmarks, but also showcases the everyday quirks and...

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Kookaburras Love to Laugh.

Kookaburras Love to Laugh.

Laura Bunting, Philip Bunting

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Possum Magic 35th Anniversary Edition

Possum Magic 35th Anniversary Edition

Mem Fox, Julie Vivas

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Spinifex Mouse

Spinifex Mouse

Norma MacDonald

Spinifex Mouse is the heartwarming tale of Cheeky, a spinifex hopping mouse, who lives in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

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The Singing Seal

The Singing Seal

Merv Lamington, Allison Langton

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Can You Dance?

Can You Dance?

Sally Morgan

A new board book that will get toddlers and preschoolers up off their feet following the actions of the animals featured in the book!

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Kick with My Left Foot

Kick with My Left Foot

Paul Seden, Karen Briggs

A lively and endearing story about a child in an Indigenous community getting ready to play his favourite game - footy!

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Mulga Bill's Bicycle

Mulga Bill’s Bicycle

Deborah Niland, Kilmeny Niland

Celebrating 40 years in print this is a new edition of the classic children's poem by Australia's favourite poet, A.B. 'Banjo' Paterson

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On the Way to Nana's

On the Way to Nana’s

Frances Haji-Ali, Lindsay Haji-Ali, David Hardy

Frances and Lindsay Haji-Ali take us counting backwards from FIFTEEN to ONE on this spectactular journey in the far north of WA.

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Where the Forest Meets the Sea

Where the Forest Meets the Sea

Jeannie Baker

When a young boy visits a tropical rain forest, he pretends it is a long time ago and that extinct and rare animals live in the forest, and aboriginal children play there. But how much longer will the rainforest remain, he...

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Why I Love Australia

Why I Love Australia

Bronwyn Bancroft

Gorges that plummet into serpentine shadows ... Cloaks of white that drape the rocky crags of snowy mountains ... In this magnificent celebration of country, Bronwyn Bancroft uses both images and words to explore the...

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 Read reviewSorry Day

Sorry Day

Coral Vass, Dub Leffler

Two stories entwine in this captivating retelling of the momentous day when the then Prime Minister of Australia, Kevin Rudd, acknowledged the sorrows of past and said ‘Sorry' to the generation of children who were taken...

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Rod Campbell's Aussie Animals

Rod Campbell’s Aussie Animals

Rod Campbell

The Australian bush is filled with all sorts of different sounds. Can you hear an animal jumping? What's that? Turn the page and you will see Kangaroo. There's also Wombat, Cockatoo, Possum, Platypus, Koala and many others. A...

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Melbourne Word By Word

Melbourne Word By Word

Michael McMahon

Word by word, sound by sound, sight by familiar sight, this is a book that evokes the spirit of Melbourne. Take a meander through Melbourne's iconic landmarks and hidden gems, and soak up the distinct Melbourne atmosphere, page by...

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Found in Melbourne

Found in Melbourne

Joanne O'Callaghan, Kori Song

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When You Go To Melbourne

When You Go To Melbourne

Maree Coote

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The Bunyip of Berkeley's Creek

The Bunyip of Berkeley’s Creek

Jenny Wagner, Ron Brooks

When the bunyip heaves himself out of Berkeley's Creek, he has no idea what a bunyip really is! So he sets off to find out for himself. 32 pages Paperback

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Hello Sydney!

Hello Sydney!

Megan McKean

Go on a look and find adventure, with the help of some friendly, but naughty local seagulls, and discover 15 iconic Sydney locations from Taronga Zoo to Bondi Beach.

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The Family Hour in Australia

Tai Snaith

Local artist Tai Snaith reinterprets the daily lives of 15 Australian native animals in her signature style with vibrant watercolour illustrations, a quirky sense of humour, references to mid-century modern design and curious,...

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Olga The Brolga

Olga The Brolga

Rod Clement

Olga is in a terrible mood. She desperately wants to dance, but know one will dance with her. Her parents have other things to do. So, Olga decides to dance by herself, and something wonderful happens. This work is intended for...

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Edward the Emu

Edward the Emu

Sheena Knowles, Rod Clement

Edward the Emu was sick of the zoo... Ages 2+ Edward the Emu was sick of the zoo, there was nowhere to go, there was nothing to do, and compared to the seals that lived right next door, well being an emu was frankly a bore! ...

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Diary of a Wombat

Diary of a Wombat

Jackie French, Bruce Whatley

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,...

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