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 Read reviewIsabella's Garden

Isabella’s Garden

Glenda Millard (Author), Rebecca Cool (Illustrator)

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...

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 Read reviewLittle Cat and the Big Red Bus

Little Cat and the Big Red Bus

Jane Godwin, Anna Walker

'The bus went up and the bus went down. The bus went over and the bus went around.' Every day, Little Cat and her big sister catch the bus home from school. Winter and summer, rain or shine, it is always the same. But one day,...

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Greetings from Sandy Beach

Greetings from Sandy Beach

Bob Graham

Bob Graham tells the story of one family's camping holiday at the beach - a beach they must share with a bus load of school kids and The Disciples of Death motorbike gang! Here is a joyous blend of characters and events to delight...

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Diary of a Wombat

Diary of a Wombat

Jackie French, Bruce Whatley

An all-time favourite now in an edition so durable that even Mothball the wombat would have trouble destroying it! Age 2+.

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Fox

Fox

Margaret Wild, Ron Brooks

Dog and Magpie are friends, but when Fox comes into the bush, everything changes. Fox is an archetypal drama about friendship, loyalty, risk and betrayal - a story that's as rich for adults as for children.

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Samsara Dog

Samsara Dog

Helen Manos, Julie Vivas

Samsara Dog lived many lives, coming back again and again didn't worry him. He lived each day as it came, until one day he learned the most important lesson of all. This is a picture book, for older children, looks at life, love,...

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Amy and Louis

Amy and Louis

Libby Gleeson, Freya Blackwood

Amy and Louis live next door to each other, and their lives are closely intertwined. Theirs is a life rich in imagination. But when Amy's family move to another country, the children are separated, and the colour drains out of...

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Leaf

Leaf

Stephen Michael King

A boy who hates having his hair combed discovers an extraordinary side-effect of messy, matted hair when a seed falls on his head and begins to grow.

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Leaf Litter

Leaf Litter

Rachel Tonkin

An introduction to the intricate and complex relationships that exist in our natural world. Leaves, twigs, branches and bark collect on the ground in forests all over the world. We call it leaf litter, but it isn't really rubbish...

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I'M Still Awake, Still!: Story and Songs

I’M Still Awake, Still!: Story and Songs

Elizabeth Honey, Sue Johnson

Join Fiddy in this warm and wondrous story. Listen to the story with the songs, or settle down for musical enchantment with eight timeless new lullabies, songs your children will be singing to their children and grandchildren.

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Not a Nibble

Not a Nibble

Elizabeth Honey

Sally may not be lucky at fishing, but she sure is lucky in an unexpected way. Full of sea and sky and sand, this picture book evokes all the pleasures of summer holidays at the beach.    

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Crashing and Splashing

Crashing and Splashing

Alison Lester

'The dog is barking. The pans are crashing. The monsters are growling. The water is splashing. The hammer is banging. The telephone is ringing. The trucks are revving. The birds are singing.'

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Go Baby Go

Go Baby Go

Sally Rippin, Ann James

A lively, rhythmic text encouraging baby play is perfectly captured in warm, funny illustrations by Ann James, one of Australia's best-loved illustrators. Collect the set! Hush Baby Hush, Go Baby Go, What's That Noise? and...

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 Read reviewTales from Outer Suburbia

Tales from Outer Suburbia

Shaun Tan

Fifteen intriguing illustrated stories about the mysteries that lurk below the surface of suburban life from the wonderful Shaun Tan.

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The Bad Book

The Bad Book

Andy Griffiths, Terry Denton

Contains bad stories, bad illustrations, bad poems, bad cartoons and bad riddles, and is about bad characters doing bad things. This is a bad book , for ages 8 and above.

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What Bumosaur is That?

What Bumosaur is That?

Andy Griffiths, Terry Denton

NOW IN FULL COLOUR!!!- Why was the Tyrannosore-arse Rex so angry?- Where did Bogasauruses live?- How many cheeks did a Tricerabutt have?- Was the Bumheaded idiotasaurus the most stupid bumosaur?- When did the bumosaurs become...

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Captain Congo and the Crocodile King

Captain Congo and the Crocodile King

Ruth Starke, Greg Holfeld

An anthropologist searching for the legendary Treasure House of the Queen of Sheba is missing, and Captain Congo is sent by the Agency to find him. Danger and intrigue lie ahead - just what Captain Congo loves. Also lying in wait,...

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My Sister And Me

My Sister And Me

Rachel Flynn, Craig Smith

The ups and downs of a new sibling are beautifully captured by two of Australia's most loved children's book creators.

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The Shack That Dad Built

The Shack That Dad Built

Elaine Russell

When Elaine Russell was five, her dad built the family a shack just outside the Aboriginal mission at La Perouse in Sydney. In this book, aimed at ages 4-8, she illustrates what life was like for an indigenous kid on the urban...

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Lizzie Nonsense

Lizzie Nonsense

Jan Ormerod

Lizzie Nonsense brings to life, through the story of one family, the experience of pioneering women and children left alone in the Australian bush while their husbands and fathers were away working. Seen through the eyes of...

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Are We There Yet?

Are We There Yet?

Alison Lester

The year I turned eight, Mum and Dad took us on a trip around Australia. Luke, Billy and I missed school for the whole winter term.     

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Window

Window

Jeannie Baker

Stunning and unique mixed media collages will amaze readers in this powerful, eco-conscious picture book by the internationally renowned Jeannie Baker.

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Big Red Hen and the Little Lost Egg

Big Red Hen and the Little Lost Egg

Margaret Wild, Terry Denton

Now available in paperback. Big Red Hen looks after everyone else's babies, but what she wants most of all is someone special of her own to love ...

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Not Like Georgie

Not Like Georgie

Scott Hatcher, Heather Potter, Mark Jackson

A boy is having a birthday party but everyone he knows is too busy to come. They all have excuses as to why they won't be there and it looks as though he will be spending his birthday alone! But it's alright because Georgie, his...

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What The Sky Knows

What The Sky Knows

Nike Bourke, Stella Danalis

A book of wonder, curiosity and imagination. This story invites you to fly with birds and angels, float with clouds and balloons, to change colours, blow breezes and stir up storms. Ages 4+.

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Beneath the Surface

Beneath the Surface

Gary Crew, Steven Woolman

Spiro returns to the small town of Preston to find an explanation for the nightmares that haunt him. Ages 7+ years.

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The Hidden Forest

The Hidden Forest

Jeannie Baker

Looking for his lost fish trap, Ben thinks he sees something dark moving under the water. Is it a creature or only his imagination? Diving into the sea with his friend Sophie, he is amazed to discover a wonderful hidden world -...

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The Arrival

The Arrival

Shaun Tan

A unique 128-page, textless graphic novel, in black, white and sepia, drawing inspiration from tales of migrants in past and recent times.

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Lewis Carroll (Author), Robert Ingpen (Illustrator)

A newly illustrated edition of this classic tale by one of Australia's greatest children's book illustrators. Ages 5+

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Way Home

Way Home

Libby Hathorn, Gregory Rogers

Dedicated to the largely unsung, mostly unseen workers for young people in need, this picture book, with illustrations by Gregory Rogers, presents the story of Shane and a cat with no name as they wander the streets at night on...

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