New Australian children's books

 Read reviewTales from the Inner City

Tales from the Inner City

Shaun Tan

The visionary Shaun Tan returns to show us the soul-opening work he's been doing for the past five years.

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Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow (Nevermoor Book 2)

Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow (Nevermoor Book 2)

Jessica Townsend

Wunder is gathering in Nevermoor ...

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 Read reviewA Song Only I Can Hear

A Song Only I Can Hear

Barry Jonsberg

Rob has a huge crush on the new girl at school. But Rob is painfully shy and suffers severe panic attacks. How is her heart to be won? Another wonderful and heart-warming comedy drama from the award-winning author of My Life as an...

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Real Pigeons Eat Danger

Real Pigeons Eat Danger

Andrew McDonald, Ben Wood

Ever wonder why pigeons always act so weird? It's because they're out there chasing the bad guys and saving your butts! The REAL PIGEONS aren't just an awesome squad of crime fighters who protect the city. They're also REAL...

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 Read reviewCicada

Cicada

Shaun Tan

The story of a cicada who works in an office, and all the people who don't appreciate him. The new picture book from multi-award-winner Shaun Tan, author of The Arrival, The Lost Thing and Rules of Summer.

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 Read reviewHelp Around the House

Help Around the House

Morris Gleitzman

Ludo helps other people. It's how he was brought up. When Dad is elected to Federal Parliament, Ludo grabs the chance to make Australia an even better place. But he soon discovers it's not the homeless of the national...

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 Read reviewNatural Born Loser

Natural Born Loser

Oliver Phommavanh

Barryjong Primary School is a joke. The teachers have lost their will to teach, the buildings are old and tired with not even a whiff of airconditioning in any classroom, and prefects are the stuff of legends from when the school...

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Black Cockatoo

Black Cockatoo

Carl Merrison, Hakea Hustler

Black Cockatoo is a vignette that follows Mia, a young Aboriginal girl as she explores the fragile connections of family and culture.Mia is a 13-year-old girl from a remote community in the Kimberley. She is...

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Whimsy and Woe: The Final Act (Whimsy & Woe, Book 2)

Whimsy and Woe: The Final Act (Whimsy & Woe, Book 2)

Rebecca McRitchie, Sonia Kretschmar

As a blazing inferno rages through Whitby City, Whimsy and Woe Mordaunt see their last clue go up in flames and their journey to find their parents has seemingly come to a fiery end. That is until the siblings spot a very familiar...

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If I Was Prime Minister

If I Was Prime Minister

Beck Feiner, Robin Feiner

WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF YOU WERE PRIME MINISTER? The Prime Minister's job is to make our country as good as it can be. But every Prime Minister Australia has ever had has been a grown-up! What if the grown-ups...

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Fire Watcher #1: Brimstone

Fire Watcher #1: Brimstone

Kelly Gardiner

December 1940, London: Christopher Larkham finds an ancient Roman ring inscribed with a phoenix. As he takes shelter from the firestorm of the Blitz, the ring glows, and pushing open a door, he finds himself in 1666 and facing the...

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The Mystery of the Squashed Cockroach: The Peski Kids Book 1

The Mystery of the Squashed Cockroach: The Peski Kids Book 1

R.A. Spratt

When April, Finn and Joe Peski come home from school one day to find their mother missing, they are forced to go and live with their dad. They haven't seen him in years, and to make matters worse, he lives in a small country town...

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A Day at the Show

A Day at the Show

Gwyn Perkins

Doreen the hen has laid another perfect egg! Little Iggy and Grandad think she deserves a prize. What follows is a family trip to the colourful chaos of the Show, filled with spinning tea cups, merry-go-rounds, lots of animals and...

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WeirDo #11: Splashy Weird!

WeirDo #11: Splashy Weird!

Anh Do, Jules Faber

The school swimming carnival is on and Weir isnt looking forward to ANY of it! Not the TINY cozzies! Or getting water UP HIS NOSE! And especially not the RACING! Can Weir win for his team? It wont be easy... but it will be...

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Lintang and the Brightest Star

Lintang and the Brightest Star

Tamara Moss

A prophecy has been spoken. A monster has awoken.

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Pig the Grub

Pig the Grub

Aaron Blabey

Eww! What a stinker! Pig isnt just the worlds greediest Pug, hes the DIRTIEST too. Its high time he had a bath! But try telling Pig that . . .

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 Read reviewHis Name Was Walter

His Name Was Walter

Emily Rodda

From Australia's favourite storyteller comes a story, within a story, that shows us the extraordinary power of true love and solves a decades-old mystery.

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Kakadu Calling: Stories for Kids

Kakadu Calling: Stories for Kids

Jane Garlil Christophersen, Christine Christophersen

From Dinky the Dingo to Finding My Way Home, Jane Christophersen presents an engaging collection of short stories for young readers. Jane reveals the wonders of daily life in the bush and includes messages about caring for the...

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 Read reviewThe Promise Horse

The Promise Horse

Jackie Merchant

Harry is tired of being the tall new kid with red hair, big feet and freckles; the one with the dead sister whose voice follows her wherever she goes. Everyone says she's imagining it, but she knows they're wrong. If she was...

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Finch

Finch

Penny Matthews (Author)

Audrey is used to not fitting in. She knows she's different - even her little sister calls her "Nerd Girl". When her family moves to the country to live on a vineyard property, Audrey makes a secret friend: a boy, Finch,...

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The Genie Rings

The Genie Rings

Jack Henseleit

In The Witching Hours, Anna and Max travel the world with their father, the Professor - but their real adventures take place in the dangerous underworld of dark fairies, where the children face sinister creatures and...

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 Read reviewThe 104-Storey Treehouse

The 104-Storey Treehouse

Andy Griffiths, Terry Denton

Andy and Terry's amazing treehouse has 13 new storeys. Prepare for more zany fun and crazy adventures!

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 Read reviewWisp

Wisp

Zana Fraillon, Grahame Baker-Smith

A refugee story of extraordinary power and beauty from the Amnesty CILIP Honour-winning author of The Bone Sparrow, Zana Fraillon, and Kate Greenaway Medal-winning illustrator Grahame Baker Smith.

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Tiger's Roar

Tiger’s Roar

Shane McG, Alex Rance

Tiger was the champion of all the jungle. He was strong and bold and proud, and he sat at the top of the very tallest tree. But one day the winds blew, the birds shrieked, the tree shook, and...Tiger fell all the way down to...

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The Lost Treasure: Mysterious World of Cosentino (Book 3)

The Lost Treasure: Mysterious World of Cosentino (Book 3)

Paul Cosentino, James Hart

Cosentino, the Grand Illusionist, is in danger! He's trapped in a glass ball hanging over the ocean, where dangerous beasts lurk. He'll have to undo shackles, a straightjacket, and padlocks to escape! The audience...

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Puddle Hunters

Puddle Hunters

Kirsty Murray, Karen Blair

This beautiful book captures the eternal delight of young children splashing about in puddles and experimenting with language.

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Off the Track

Off the Track

Cristy Burne

From the author of To the Lighthouse comes a new adventure for young readers about falling in love with the bush, and with hiking and being in the wild. It's about disconnecting from technology and discovering yourself. <br...

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How I Didn't Straighten My Hair (and other life lessons)

How I Didn’t Straighten My Hair (and other life lessons)

Angela May George

Dora still hasn't found her 'thing'. It definitely isn't Greek dancing. Although she is developing a bit of 'thing' for her friend Ethan. If only he didn't live next door to her Yaya and Popou, then he wouldn't witness the...

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Girltopia (Book 1)

Girltopia (Book 1)

Hilary Rogers

Clara is the sort of girl who hates getting into trouble. She even hates it when others get into trouble. But when every single man and boy in the city are struck down by a mysterious illness, Clara realises this is no time to be...

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 Read reviewThe Relic of the Blue Dragon: Children of the Dragon 1

The Relic of the Blue Dragon: Children of the Dragon 1

Rebecca Lim

Harley gave a little shiver as he peered at the mysterious girl's message. She'd written: DRAGON KING RETURNS.       Harley Spark is just an ordinary thirteen-year-old kid who lives with his mum,...

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Rodney Loses It!

Rodney Loses It!

Michael Gerard Bauer, Chrissie Krebs

Rodney was a rabbit who loved nothing more than drawing. He never found it tiresome, tedious or boring. But then one day, disaster struck, the one thing Rodney feared, while working at his drawing desk his pen just...DISAPPEARED!...

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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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Charlie

Charlie

Ronojoy Ghosh

A gorgeous new picture book about fitting in and standing out

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Just a Girl

Just a Girl

Jackie French

Mary, the mother of Jesus, was a truly extraordinary woman. And after 2000 years, the story of her brave and remarkable life continues to inspire and enthrall us, as that young woman from Nazareth wasnever 'just a girl'. <br...

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 Read reviewInheritance

Inheritance

Carole Wilkinson

Historical fiction for middle grade readers at its compelling, shocking, fascinating best. Nic is left in the care of her grandfather at the remote family property that was once her mother's childhood home; a place with 30...

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The Truth App (Liars Book 1)

The Truth App (Liars Book 1)

Jack Heath

THE TRUTH APP is the latest craze in the town of Kelton. It listens to everyone around you and tells you if they are lying. When the app goes viral, its teenage creator, Jarli, becomes famous overnight. But being a celebrity can...

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Are You My Bottom?

Are You My Bottom?

Kate Temple, Jol Temple, Ronojoy Ghosh

Small Panda has lost his bottom. It was there when he went to sleep but now it has disappeared. He searches high and low, and finds stripy bums, pink butts, feathery derrieres. 'Are you my bottom?' he asks, but none of these...

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 Read reviewWren

Wren

Katrina Lehman, Sophie Beer

Wren just wants a bit of peace and quiet. What he gets is the noisiest baby sister you could ever imagine! But when Wren runs away to the country, he discovers that maybe peace and quiet isn't all he needs...  

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Bush and Beyond: Stories from Country

Bush and Beyond: Stories from Country

Tjalaminu Mia

Grandparents are special, and the time you spend with them is special, too. This collection draws together four tales for younger readers from the Waarda series of Indigenous stories, first edited by acclaimed author Sally Morgan....

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The Great Lizard Trek

The Great Lizard Trek

Felicity Bradshaw, Norma MacDonald

Trek through country with Rocky and his lizard relatives in search for a cooler habitat.

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 Read reviewSonam and the Silence

Sonam and the Silence

Eddie Ayres, Ronak Taher

A haunting fable-like story by the well-known musician and author, Eddie Ayres, about the power of music and a young girl in Kabul set during the occupation of the Taliban

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Backyard

Backyard

Ananda Braxton-Smith, Lizzy Newcomb

In Backyard, critically acclaimed Australian author Ananda Braxton-Smith and fine artist Lizzy Newcomb team up to present a lush, lyrical picture book about all the life that children can find in a suburban backyard.<br...

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Kung-fu Kangaroo

Kung-fu Kangaroo

Merv Lamington, Allison Langton

Chops comes from a long line of boxing kangaroos. Her mother was a boxing kangaroo, and her mother was a boxing kangaroo, and her mother was a ... Oh. A green grocer. But Chops is not interested in becoming a boxing kangaroo (or a...

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Grandpa, Me & Poetry

Grandpa, Me & Poetry

Sally Morgan, Craig Smith

Melly likes poems that rhyme with words like frog, bog, doggedy-dog.

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Birthday Baby

Birthday Baby

Davina Bell, Freya Blackwood, Jane Godwin

Today is baby's birthday. Here come baby's friends. Hello! Shy baby. Friendly baby. Sunny baby. Lazy baby. Who else will we meet?

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The Happiness Box

The Happiness Box

Mark Greenwood, Andrew McLean

In 1942, Sergeant "Griff" Griffin was a prisoner of war. With Christmas approaching, he decided to make a book for the children cooped up in nearby Changi Prison. The book was said to contain the secrets to happiness....

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How Did I Get Here?

How Did I Get Here?

Philip Bunting

The (unauthorised) biography of you, and the story of all of us. Charting from the Big Bang to birth, Philip Bunting takes us on a journey back to the start of time (in about the time it takes to eat your breakfast!) A...

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The Singing Seal

The Singing Seal

Merv Lamington, Allison Langton

Meet Florence, a flamboyant fur seal who lives on the steps of the Sydney Opera House. Unlike the other seals, Florence has plans. Big plans. She's going to be a world-famous singer.But does Florence have what it takes...

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Waves: For Those Who Come Across the Sea

Waves: For Those Who Come Across the Sea

Donna Rawlins, Mark Jackson, Heather Potter

Every journey is perilous, every situation heartbreaking. Every refugee is a person forced by famine or war or fear to leave their home, their families, their friends and all they know. Children have travelled on the waves of...

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Japarrika

Japarrika

Tiwi College Alalinguwi Jarrakarlinga, Shelley Ware, David Lawrence

A powerful story about finding the courage to believe in yourself, written by senior students of Tiwi College in collaboration with David Lawrence and Shelley Ware. Penguin Random House will donate all profits from the sale of...

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Kangaroo and Crocodile

Kangaroo and Crocodile

Bronwyn Bancroft, Sally Morgan

Following the success of Possum and Wattle, Bronwyn Bancroft has created a companion volume, Kangaroo and Crocodile, a book of Australian animals and landscapes - from eagles to echidnas, geckos to crocodies, from desert animals...

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Alfred's War

Alfred’s War

Rachel Bin Salleh, Samantha Fry

Alfred's War is a powerful story that unmasks the lack of recognition given to Australian Indigenous servicemen who returned from the WWI battlelines.

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Bush Bash

Bush Bash

Sally Morgan, Ambelin Kwaymullina

Dingo is headed somewhere looking excited, and the other animals want to know where he's going. Dingo won't say, so the others follow along in hot pursuit - two nosy numbats, three flying frogs, four burrowing bilbies... <br...

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Errol!

Errol!

Zanni Louise, Philip Bunting

Meet Errol, a cheeky and lovable character, who refuses to follow his mum. Even when she counts to three.

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 Read reviewGeorge Parker Goes Global

George Parker Goes Global

David Metzenthen

Super-clever George Parker unexpectedly teams up with super-rich Chase Landon-Bond on an international adventure to rescue Chase's sister. A flat-out funny, mad-cap, strange and joyful mission filled with hijinks and hilarity.

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Where is Galah?

Where is Galah?

Sally Morgan

Dingo is on the prowl. He can see Emu, Swan and Turtle. He can hear Crocodile, Frog and Kookaburra. But where is Galah?

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Rhyme Cordial

Rhyme Cordial

Antonia Pesenti

From Alarm Croc to Cheepy Head, you'll enjoy Rhyme Cordial all day long! A fun, new take on wordplay from bestselling illustrator Antonia Pesenti. Open the pages to reveal unexpected rhymes and bold, bright illustrations.

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Love Makes a Family

Love Makes a Family

Sophie Beer

Whether you have two mums, two dads, one parent, or one of each, there's one thing that makes a family a family... and that's love. A book for EVERY family by dazzling illustrator Sophie Beer.

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 Read reviewThe Mystery of the Magic Stones: Polly and Buster Book Two

The Mystery of the Magic Stones: Polly and Buster Book Two

Sally Rippin

What would you do if everyone thought your best friend was dangerous?Polly the witch and Buster the monster shouldn't be friends. And they definitely shouldn't be on the run from almost everyone in town.<br...

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 Read reviewThe Peacock Detectives

The Peacock Detectives

Carly Nugent

Shortlisted for the 2017 Text Prize, The Peacock Detectives is a delightfully Australian story about self-discovery and dealing with change for upper middle-graders.

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Brindabella

Brindabella

Ursula Dubosarsky, Andrew Joyner

From an extraordinary novelist and an award-winning illustrator comes this lyrical and unforgettable story about a boy and the untameable wildness of a hand-reared joey.

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Found in Melbourne

Found in Melbourne

Joanne O'Callaghan, Kori Song

There is so much to do in marvellous Melbourne - places to see and new friends to meet. Found in Melbourne is a counting book, a story of friendship, and so much more. Whether you live in Melbourne, are planning your...

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Fearless Frederic

Fearless Frederic

Felice Arena

When the river rises and the city of Paris begins to disappear under water, Frederic decides to help those who can't help themselves. But as his heroic acts escalate, so does the danger. Frederic will have to battle an...

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Turtle Trackers

Turtle Trackers

Samantha Wheeler

From the beloved author of Wombat Warriors, Mister Cassowary and Smooch & Rose comes another thrilling adventure about Australia's endangered animals.

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Kookaburras Love to Laugh.

Kookaburras Love to Laugh.

Laura Bunting, Philip Bunting

It is no laughing matter when you are the most serious bird in the borough. Kookaburras love to laugh. They laugh when it is sunny, or rainy, or windy. They laugh for no reason at all. When one serious kookaburra decides to...

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The Troll Heart

The Troll Heart

Jack Henseleit

The Witching Hours series continues with book 2, The Troll Heart - a chilling tale of stone and blood for only the bravest of readers.

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Lintang and the Forbidden Island

Lintang and the Forbidden Island

Tamara Moss

The time has come to visit the forbidden island of Allay.But first Lintang needs to find her captain, and it seems the only way to get to the Winda is to join - then escape - the Vierzan navy. Only then will Captain...

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At the Beach I See

At the Beach I See

Kamsani Bin Salleh

This delightful book for Early Childhood will mesmerise young children and older readers. The black linework and colourful wash backgrounds work beautifully with the lyrical text. Together they introduce extraordinary creatures...

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The Mediterranean

The Mediterranean

Armin Greder

A lifeless body. One of many in the waters of the Mediterranean. Precarious boats navigate the waters of the sea, from south to north. And more often than not, it is not only hope that drowns.From the creator of The Island.

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Friday Barnes 8: Never Fear

Friday Barnes 8: Never Fear

R.A. Spratt

The final installment in the beloved girl detective series!

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In the City I See

In the City I See

Tori-Jay Mordey

In this delightful Early Childhood board book, Tori-Jay Mordey's graphic illustrations bring the city to life in all its colourful glory.

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