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Australia and Oceania

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  • Lighthouse Girl

    by Dianne Wolfer and 1 more

    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

    $14.62 AUD

  • Breathing Under Water

    by Sophie Hardcastle

    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

  • 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

    $12.99 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

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

    by Jackie French

    series The Matilda Saga #7
    '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

  • Red Dirt Diaries

    by Katrina Nannestad

    series Red Dirt Diaries #1
    Award-winning Australian author Katrina Nannestad's much-loved RED DIRT DIARIES, now with amazing new covers!Ages: 8-12Blue 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.And then there's the drought ... Read more

    $8.99 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

    $19.02 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

    $11.65 AUD

  • 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

  • The Middle of Nowhere

    by Geraldine McCaughrean

    series Usborne Modern Classics
    When her mother dies from a snake bite, Comity Pinny's life in the middle of the Australian outback changes for ever. Her father, Herbert, retreats into his work trasmitting telegrams, abandoning Comity when she needs him most. Comity turns to Fred, the young Aboriginal yard boy and he becomes her only friend. But then a new assistant arrives who delights in playing cruel games. Soon Comity ... Read more

    $7.25 AUD

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

    The Free-Range Kid Mysteries, #1

    by Lee. M. Winter

    series The Free-Range Kid Mysteries #1
    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

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  • 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 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

  • My Girragundji

    by Meme McDonald and 1 more

    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 as ugly as ugly gets and he stinks. You touch this kind of Hairyman and you lose your voice, or choke to death.It's hard to sleep when a hairy wrinkly old hand might grab you in the night. And in the day you've got to watch yourself. It ... Read more

    $9.89 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

    $12.09 AUD

  • A Bunch of Battlers

    by Kylie Reynolds

    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

    $6.56 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

    $7.99 AUD

  • Grug And The Circus

    by Ted Prior

    One day Grug was daydreaming when he saw the top of a very large tent. It was a circus!See what happens when Grug starts his own circus! ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD

  • Alone on a Wide Wide Sea

    by Michael Morpurgo

    Discover the beautiful stories of Michael Morpurgo, author of Warhorse and the nation’s favourite storyteller.How far would you go to find yourself? The lyrical, life-affirming new novel from the bestselling author of Private Peaceful“There were dozens of us on the ship, all up on deck for the leaving of Liverpool, gulls wheeling and crying over our heads, calling good-bye…That is all I remember ... Read more

    $6.99 AUD

  • Grug and the Green Paint

    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

  • That Boy, Jack

    by Janeen Brian

    Will Jack have the courage to follow his heart or will he keep his promise to his best friend?Best friends Jack and Gilbert made a pact when they were younger – work in the copper mines, just like their fathers and other Cornish immigrants. But the thought of working underground fills twelve-year-old Jack with panic. When Gilbert is forced to leave school to earn a wage, Jack wants to keep his ... Read more

    $11.54 AUD

  • Those Sugar-Barge Kids

    by Jon Tucker

    series Those Kids #4
    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

  • Grug and the Rainbow

    by Ted Prior

    Make a rainbow that really lasts with Grug!This classic Aussie hero is back from the bush to enchant a new generation of youngsters! ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD