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  • Tom Appleby, Convict Boy

    by Jackie French ...
    A story of transportation and life in a new world from Australia's Children's LaureateAt the tender age of eight, chimney sweep Tom Appleby is convicted of stealing and sentenced to deportation to Botany Bay. As one of the members of the First Fleet, he arrives in a country that seemingly has little to offer - or little that the English are used to, anyway.Luckily, not long after tom's arrival in ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • Dingoes at Dinnertime

    Illustrated by Sal Murdocca ...
    Book 20 - Magic Tree House (R)
    The #1 bestselling chapter book series of all time celebrates 25 years with new covers and a new, easy-to-use numbering system!Wildfire! That's what Jack and Annie are up against when they are whisked away to the land of Australia. And they're not alone! Jack and Annie must help a baby kangaroo and a koala escape from a fire-filled forest. Will they be able to rescue the animals in time?Did you ... Read more

    $6.26 AUD

  • Facing the Flame (The Matilda Saga, #7)

    by Jackie French ...
    Book 7 - The Matilda Saga
    'GRIPPING, EMOTIONAL AND MOVING'-- New IdeaThere have been fires before, but not like this.In 1978, as the hot wind howls and the grass dries, all who live at Gibber's Creek know their land can burn. But when you love your land, you fight for it.For Jed Kelly, an even more menacing danger looms: a man from her past determined to destroy her. Finding herself alone, trapped and desperate to save her ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Dream Riders: Frankie

    Book 1 - Dream Riders
    Without a saddle or bridle, all that’s left is the truth. Dream Riders is an exciting new middle-grade series about horses, friendship and being true to yourself.Frankie’s dream is more like a nightmare when her new horse turns out to be Zen – a shaggy, disobedient clown of a pony, who will totally wreck her chances of fitting in at Pony Club in her new town. Zen is everything Frankie doesn’t want ... Read more

    $14.40 AUD

  • The Bone Sparrow

    by Zana Fraillon ...
    2017 ABIA Book of the Year for Older ChildrenWinner, Readings Young Adult Book Prize 2017CBCA Honour Book 2017 - Older ReadersShortlisted for the 2017 Prime Minister's Literary AwardsShortlisted fo****r the 2017 Queensland Literary AwardsShortlisted for the 2017 Victorian Premier's Literary AwardsShortlisted for The Guardian Children's Fiction Prize 2016</s... ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Refuge

    by Jackie French ...
    Brilliant in construct, compelling and extraordinarily moving, this is a book that speaks to each of us and reminds us that while we mightn't be refugees, we are all newcomers to this country and that everyone has a story worth hearing.When a boat carrying a group of asylum seekers is sunk by a freak wave, Faris wakes from the shipwreck in an Australia he's always dreamed of. There are kangaroos ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • Red Dirt Diaries (Red Dirt Diaries, #1)

    Book 1 - Red Dirt Diaries
    Award-winning Australian author Katrina Nannestad's much-loved Red Dirt Diaries series, now with amazing new covers!Blue Weston's life is spiralling out of control.Her parents are sending her to boarding school next year.Her mad twin brothers are building pig chariots in the back shed.Her best friend has been abducted by zombies and replaced with a boy-crazy tween.An... ... Read more

    $7.99 AUD

  • The Schoolmaster's Daughter

    by Jackie French ...
    Drawing on her own family history, this is a story from Jackie French about education in Colonial Australia - and how women once had to fight for their right to it.January 1901Sharks circle a stranded ship as a young girl and her family stagger from the waves ...Rescued by a Pacific Islander boy named Jamie, Hannah's family begin a new life in Port Harris, which at first seems a paradise for the ... Read more

    $8.99 AUD

  • Breathing Under Water

    An evocative and emotionally powerful debut novel of life, death and learning to breathe in between.Sophie is an emerging Australian writer who is already receiving critical acclaim and has been named one of Triple j's '25 Under 25 who are nailing it!'.If you love stories by John Green, Rainbow Rowell or Melina Marchetta you will love this story.Nineteen minutes and eleven seconds separated us at ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Sister Heart

    by Sally Morgan ...
    A young Aboriginal girl is taken from the north of Australia and sent to an institution in the distant south. There, she slowly makes a new life for herself and, in the face of tragedy, finds strength in new friendships. Poignantly told from the child's perspective, Sister Heart affirms the power of family and kinship. This compelling novel about the stolen generations helps teachers sensitively ... Read more

    $11.43 AUD

  • Blue About Love (Red Dirt Diaries, #2)

    Book 2 - Red Dirt Diaries
    Award-winning Australian author Katrina Nannestad's much-loved Red Dirt Diaries, now with amazing new covers!I'm going to be a bridesmaid.Mat, Lynette and me.Long, pink shiny dresses and flowers in our hair.Leading Miss McKenzie down the aisle to disaster.I think I'm going to puke ...When Blue's favourite teacher announces she's engaged, Blue thinks she must have lost her mind. Why wou... ... Read more

    $6.99 AUD

  • My Girragundji

    The story of an Aboriginal boy whose house is invaded by a Hairyman - a spirit the old people call a Quinkin. When a little green tree frog lands on his windowsill, he knows she has been sent by the ancestors to help him face his fears.BOORI MONTY PRYOR: AUSTRALIA'S CHILDREN'S LAUREATE 2012-13'I wake with a start. The doorknob turns. It's him. The Hairyman.'There's a bad spirit in our house. He's ... Read more

    $9.89 AUD

  • Town

    Everyone Has a Story

    by James Roy ...
    In Town, James Roy turns his hand to the short story, using it to explore the lives of the young residents of an Australian town. This town doesn't have a name. But if it seems familiar, it's because we recognize the people who walk its streets. From the serendipity of an unexpected moment of connection, to the sadness of leaving home, and the pain of the desperate decisions we make, these stories ... Read more

    $18.58 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Grug at the Zoo

    by Ted Prior ...
    Grug loves looking at the pictures in books, but one day he decides to teach himself how to read the words. Soon he can enjoy his favourite book of all - Grug! ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD

  • Blue's News (Red Dirt Diaries, #3)

    Book 3 - Red Dirt Diaries
    Award-winning Australian author Katrina Nannestad's much-loved Red Dirt Diaries, now with amazing new covers!Blue Weston is on a mission!She's starting Hardbake Plains' first ever newspaper with Mat and BenShe's determined not to like her new teacher, the ColonelAnd she's trying to convince Miss McKenzie to come back from ScotlandBut despite Blue's best intentions, things don't go exactly to plan ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Angus Adams: The Adventures of a Free-Range Kid

    The Free-Range Kid Mysteries, #1

    Book 1 - The Free-Range Kid Mysteries
    As a free range kid, Angus is allowed to do things other kids his age aren’t – like play in the street and hang out at the park without adults (shock, horror!) But when he’s accused of stealing an iPhone from school, Angus must use all of his brains, resilience, and courage to catch the real thief, clear his name, and outwit the seriously bad dudes hot on his tail! ... Read more


  • The Middle of Nowhere

    When her mother dies from a snake bite, Comity's life in the Australian outback changes for ever.With her father lost in his grief, Comity makes friends with Fred, the Aboriginal yard boy. But then the evil Quartz Hogg arrives, who delights in playing cruel games. And when he sets his murderous sights on Fred, it's up to Comity to stop him.A gripping tale that builds to an explosive climax from ... Read more

    $7.91 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Lighthouse Girl

    At the outbreak of World War I, Fay’s isolated life on bleak, windswept Breaksea Island takes a dramatic turn. As a lighthouse keeper’s daughter, Fay knows semaphore and Morse code and responds when the soldiers on the ships signal to her. Soon, the soldiers are semaphoring messages for their loved ones, which Fay then telegraphs on their behalf. Although they never meet, Fay eventually becomes ... Read more

    $14.29 AUD

  • Strange Objects

    by Gary Crew ...
    The 25th anniversary edition of this landmark novel, in which a chilling modern mystery is entwined with one of Australia's most brutal and intriguing historical atrocities. From one of Australia's most awarded writers, Gary Crew, with a foreword and cover illustration by Shaun Tan.On 4 June 1629, the Dutch vessel Batavia struck uncharted rocks off the West Australian coast. By the time help ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • The Binna Binna Man

    BOORI MONTY PRYOR: AUSTRALIA'S CHILDREN'S LAUREATE 2012-13'The Binna Binna man is a big fulla and he stinks like a goat. He can be good and heal you, but if you poke fun at him then you can get into big trouble, like die.'In Binna Binna country you should watch where you go, even on a night when life is so stuffed up that nothing matters any more. You go wandering too far and you might come face ... Read more

    $10.44 AUD

  • Those Sugar-Barge Kids

    by Jon Tucker ...
    Book 4 - Those Kids
    When three Tasmanian children try chasing a couple of home-alone kids who live on an old barge in New Zealand’s Bay of Islands, they soon find themselves heavily involved in a conflict with one of the local oyster-farmers. The outcome is a triumph of lateral thinking, and a signal to youngsters that it is possible to bring about positive change in the world.A fast-paced boating adventure which ... Read more

    $6.50 AUD

  • Catch a Falling Star

    by Meg McKinlay ...
    This coming-of-age story by multiple-award-winner Meg McKinlay is about loss and grief, dealing with change and fighting to hold on to what you can, while letting go of what you can’t.It’s 1979 and the sky is falling. Skylab, that is. Somewhere high above Frankie Avery, one of the world’s first space stations is tumbling to Earth. And rushing back with it are old memories. Things twelve-year-old ... Read more

    $14.40 AUD

  • A Bunch of Battlers

    When Peter (14), Robyn (11) and Billy (5) are left without parents or guardians, the Child Welfare Department take charge of them. The Department have a plan for the children’s future, but the children have their own plans. With the resourcefulness typical of Australian bush kids, they manage to “fly beneath the radar” of the authorities in such a way that they are never identified as missing. The ... Read more

    $8.98 AUD

  • The Life and Times of Gracie Faltrain

    by Cath Crowley ...
    STAR (noun): any large body like the sun, intensely hot and producing its own energy by nuclear reactionsSOCCER STAR (noun): Gracie FaltrainGoal-kicking, super-girl, soccer star. Gracie Faltrain is on her way. To the National Championships. To Nick. To everything she's ever wanted. Or so she thinks. Gracie's about to find out that life is messy. And hard. And beautiful.There's a shadow falling ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD