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The Perfect Present
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The Perfect Present

Sally Rippin

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Lyrebird! A True Story
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Lyrebird! A True Story

Jackie Kerin, Peter Gouldthorpe

When Edith met a cheeky young lyrebird on her garden path, she could not guess that he would one day be known as A Miracle of the Dandenongs. Soon, James the lyrebird was singing and dancing for Edith, mimicking the birdsongs and...

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The Little Lie
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The Little Lie

Sally Rippin

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The Dead I Know
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The Dead I Know

Scot Gardner

Aaron Rowe walks in his sleep. He has dreams he can't explain, and memories he can't recover. Death doesn't scare him - his new job with a funeral director may even be his salvation. But if he doesn't discover the truth about his...

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The Golden Day

Ursula Dubosarsky

A haunting and unforgettable novel from a multi-award-winning author.

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The Birthday Mix-up
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The Birthday Mix-up

Sally Rippin

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 Read reviewBungawitta
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Bungawitta

Emily Rodda, Craig Smith

It's crunch time in Bungawitta. The land's as dry as a dead galah, no rain in sight, and only 12 people left in town. Nobody can make it rain. But a shower of money would help keep Bungawitta alive. A festival would attract city...

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The Big Sister
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The Big Sister

Sally Rippin

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Angel Creek

Sally Rippin

Jelly is only happy up in the branches of the old apricot tree and by the creek at the back of the house. One night, Jelly and her cousins spot something in the creek's waters. It's a baby angel with a broken wing. They decide to...

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Specky Magee and the Best of Oz
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Specky Magee and the Best of Oz

Felice Arena, Garry Lyon

Specky has been selected to represent Australia in International Rules, taking on the Irish in a two-test competition. They're the best of the best that Australia has to offer, but can the boys learn to play with a new set of...

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The Secret Message
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The Secret Message

Sally Rippin

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Mary Poppins - The Complete Collection
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Mary Poppins - The Complete Collection

P. L. Travers

This fantastic omnibus edition contains all six original Mary Poppins stories: Mary Poppins, Mary Poppins Comes Back, Mary Poppins Opens the Door, Mary Poppins in the Park, Mary Poppins in Cherry Tree Lane / Mary Poppins and the...

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A Waltz for Matilda
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A Waltz for Matilda

Jackie French

Set against a backdrop of bushfire, flood, war and jubilation, this is the story of one girl's journey towards independence. It is also the story of others who had no vote and very little but their dreams. Drawing on the...

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 Special priceIncurable: The Ellie Chronicles 2
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Incurable: The Ellie Chronicles 2

John Marsden

Ellie has struggled to put the war behind her and lead a normal life. Although what's normal about your parents having been murdered; trying to run a farm and go to school; and bringing up a young boy who's hiding terrible secrets...

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While I Live: The Ellie Chronicles 1
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While I Live: The Ellie Chronicles 1

John Marsden

Wirrawee is emerging from war, slowly. For Ellie Linton, being back on the farm with her parents is what makes the terrible things that happened during the war all worthwhile. But the war won't let her go. A devastating tragedy...

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Circle of Flight: The Ellie Chronicles 3
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Circle of Flight: The Ellie Chronicles 3

John Marsden

It is a time of profound change for Ellie Linton. Enemies are everywhere. Some come crawling over the hills; others drive in and knock on the front door. Sometimes her friends are there and sometimes they are not. Ellie fights...

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Feeling Sorry for Celia
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Feeling Sorry for Celia

Jaclyn Moriarty

Life is pretty complicated for Elizabeth Clarry. Her best friend, Celia, has disappeared; her absent father has reappeared and her communication with her mother depends entirely on fridge notes. But Elizabeth is on the threshold...

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The Very Bad Book
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The Very Bad Book

Andy Griffiths, Terry Denton

In a very bad wood, there was a very bad house. And in that very bad house, there was a very bad room. And in that very bad room, there was a very bad cupboard. And in that very bad cupboard, there was a very bad shelf. And on...

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Two Weeks with the Queen
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Two Weeks with the Queen

Morris Gleitzman

If you want something done properly, Colin reckons, go straight to the top! After all, if the Queen can't help, who can?

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This Is Shyness

Leanne Hall

In the suburb of Shyness, where the sun doesn't rise and the border crackles with a strange energy, Wolfboy meets a stranger at the Diabetic Hotel. She tells him her name is Wildgirl, and she dares him to be her guide through the...

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The Beautiful Haircut
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The Beautiful Haircut

Sally Rippin

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India Dark
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India Dark

Kirsty Murray

Madras 1910. A troupe of child performers are stranded, having staged a strike against their manager. Their fate now depends on the outcome of a court case, and an alliance with gentlemen of the British Raj. Based on a true story,...

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The ABC Book of Great Aussie Stories For Young People
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The ABC Book of Great Aussie Stories For Young People

Bill Marsh

In this collection, Bill 'Swampy' Marsh has gathered together adventures for young readers that tell, in the authentic voices of Australia's men and women, the funny, sad, surprising and dramatic stories of a way of life that is...

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Playing Beatie Bow: Popular Penguins
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Playing Beatie Bow: Popular Penguins

Ruth Park

The game is called Beatie Bow and the children play it for the thrill of scaring themselves. But when Abigail is drawn in, the game is quickly transformed into an extraordinary, sometimes horrifying, adventure as she finds herself...

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Now
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Now

Morris Gleitzman

In this sequel to Then, Felix is a grandfather. He has mostly buried the painful memories of his childhood, but they resurface when his granddaughter Zelda comes to stay with him. Together they face a cataclysmic event - an event...

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Deltora Quest 1: #1 Forests of Silence
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Deltora Quest 1: #1 Forests of Silence

Emily Rodda

The evil Shadow Lord is plotting to invade Deltora and enslave its people. All that stands against him is the magic Belt of Deltora. When the gems are stolen and hidden in dark, terrible places, the Shadow Lord triumphs. Two...

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The Midnight Feast
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The Midnight Feast

Sally Rippin

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The Second-best Friend
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The Second-best Friend

Sally Rippin

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The Bad Butterfly
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The Bad Butterfly

Sally Rippin

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The Soccer Star
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The Soccer Star

Sally Rippin

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On the Jellicoe Road
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On the Jellicoe Road

Melina Marchetta

Taylor Markham is not a popular choice. She is erratic, has no people skills and never turns up to meetings. Not to mention the incident when she ran off in search of her mother and only got halfway there. But she's lived at...

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 Read reviewSpecky Magee & the Battle of the Young Guns
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Specky Magee & the Battle of the Young Guns

Felice Arena, Garry Lyon

As Specky battles it out in the state carnival for a chance to play on the MCG turf, back at school he has a fight on his hands just to be allowed to play with his beloved Booyong Lions. When his long-lost grandpa comes to visit,...

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Hello Baby! Board Book
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Hello Baby! Board Book

Mem Fox, Steve Jenkins

Clever monkey babies, dusty lion babies, sleepy leopard babies - the world is filled with beautiful babies. But which one is the most treasured baby of all? A simple, repetitive storyline which introduces the first-time reader to...

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Key To Rondo
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Key To Rondo

Emily Rodda

The day Leo Zifkak became the owner of the music box, his life changed forever. Leo didn't know this at the time. His heart didn't miss a beat as he took the box calmly from his mother and put it on his desk. He had no idea what...

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Then
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Then

Morris Gleitzman

I had a plan for me and Zelda Pretend to be someone else Find new parents Be safe forever Then the Nazis came

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Specky Magee and the Spirit of the Game
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Specky Magee and the Spirit of the Game

Felice Arena, Garry Lyon

The sixth book of the bestselling Specky Magee series has all the excitement you'd expect, and this time Specky gets to experience grass roots footy at its best. Ages 8+.

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Saving Francesca
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Saving Francesca

Melina Marchetta

Francesca is at the beginning of her second term in Year Eleven at an all boy's school that has just started accepting girls. She still misses her old friends, and, to make things worse, her mother has had a breakdown and can...

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Picasso the Green Tree Frog
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Picasso the Green Tree Frog

Amanda Graham, John Siow

Previously published by Spindlewood, a story about a tree frog who can change colour. One day he falls into a jar of multicoloured jelly beans, which is very stressful for him! Illustrated in colour throughout.

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Specky Magee and a Legend in the Making
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Specky Magee and a Legend in the Making

Felice Arena, Garry Lyon

The Booyong High BugleFooty News! Only last month, former Booyong High student Simon 'Specky' Magee led the Gosmore Grammar Knights to victory against our courageous Booyong Lions. But now he's back in town! Well, we at the Bugle...

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The Red Shoe
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The Red Shoe

Ursula Dubosarsky

Funny, tough-minded and tender, this is the story of Matilda and her two sisters growing up in Sydney in the 1950s at the time of the Petrov Affair. Punctuated by the headlines of the time, it shows with unsettling clarity how the...

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Once
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Once

Morris Gleitzman

For three years and eight months Felix has lived in a convent orphanage high in the mountains of Poland. He is different from the other orphans, though, as Felix is convinced his parents are still alive and that they will one day...

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Specky Magee & the Boots of Glory
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Specky Magee & the Boots of Glory

Felice Arena, Garry Lyon

More football from this bestselling series for children. Young readers will love Specky and his friends and their further adventures in football. Ages 8+.

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Where Is the Green Sheep?
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Where Is the Green Sheep?

Mem; Horacek, Judy Fox, Judy Horacek

Here is the blue sheep, and here is the red sheep. Here is the bath sheep, and here is the bed sheep. But where is the green sheep?

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Specky Magee & the Season of Champions
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Specky Magee & the Season of Champions

Felice Arena, Garry Lyon

Simon 'Specky' Magee and his Under 14s football team, the Booyong High Lions, return to battle out the second half of their league's season. The Lions are playing well and Specky's form is looking good - perhaps good enough to win...

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Specky Magee & the Great Footy Contest
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Specky Magee & the Great Footy Contest

Felice Arena, Garry Lyon

Specky Magee is the star player of The Booyong High Lions, his school's AFL team. He plays full forward and his gift is being able to take a 'spectacular specky'. When he hears of a nationwide contest to find extraordinary young...

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Cranky Crocodile
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Cranky Crocodile

Rebecca Johnson, Steve Parish

In Cranky Crocodile , a mother saltwater crocodile worries about her babies' safety and sets out to make sure they are secure. Saltwater crocodiles are also known as estuarine crocodiles because they live in fresh and brackish...

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Deadly! Bindup
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Deadly! Bindup

Paul Jennings, Morris Gleitzman

ALL SIX BOOKS IN ONE!Join Amy and Sprocket as they uncover deadly secret after deadly secret on the most tumultuous journey of their lives. An adventure full of delight, terror, tears and laughter, DEADLY! will leave you...

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Looking for Alibrandi
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Looking for Alibrandi

Melina Marchetta

Melina Marchetta's stunning debut novel Looking for Alibrandi is one girl's story of her final year at school, a year she sets herself free. Josephine Alibrandi is seventeen and in her final year at a wealthy girls' school.

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