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  • Took the Children Away

    by Archie Roach ...
    Illustrated by Ruby Hunter ...
    Archie Roach AM’s deeply personal song, ‘Took the Children Away’, from his 1990 debut album, Charcoal Lane, was the first song ever to receive a prestigious Australian Human Rights Award. Its impact was immediate, shining a stark light on Australia’s shameful past practices of removing children from their families. The song also speaks of love and reconnection and has travelled across seas into ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Pharaoh

    by Jackie French ...
    Shortlisted CBC Book of the Year (Older Readers), ACT Book of the Year, and YABBA.The people call Prince Narmer 'the Golden One' Handsome and talented, he is destined to be King of Thinis, the greatest town in Egypt and, for Narmer, the centre of the world.Then a devastating accident forces him to give up his right to the throne and sends him journeying across the ancient Middle East with the ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • We Are Wolves

    2021 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Shortlist Book

    The powerful novel from award-winning Australian writer Katrina Nannestad.Shortlisted in the 2021 CBCA Book of the Year Awards. Winner of the 2021 Australian Book Design Awards. Longlisted in the 2021 Australian Book Industry Awards.Sometimes it's good to be wild.Sometimes you have to be wild.When the Russian Army marches into East Prussia at the end of the war, the Wolf family must flee. Liesl, ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Hana's Suitcase Anniversary Edition

    A true story

    by Karen Levine ...
    'Really, it's a very ordinary looking suitcase. You could fit quite a lot in it. Books, games, treasures, toys. But nothing is inside it now. Across the front, there is a girl's name, Hana Brady. A date of birth: May 16 1931. And Waisenkind. That's the German word for orphan.'Where did Hana Brady come from? Where was she going? What did she pack?What Fumiko finds in Hana's suitcase is a true story ... Read more

    $10.88 AUD

  • Andy Warhol, Prince of Pop

    “IN THE FUTURE EVERYBODY will be world famous for 15 minutes.”The Campbell’s Soup Cans. The Marilyns. The Electric Chairs. The Flowers. The work created by Andy Warhol elevated everyday images to art, ensuring Warhol a fame that has far outlasted the 15 minutes he predicted for everyone else. His very name is synonymous with the 1960s American art movement known as Pop.But Warhol’s oeuvre was the ... Read more

    $10.44 AUD

  • The Night They Stormed Eureka

    by Jackie French ...
    A story about dreams, gold, rebellion ... and an unlikely friendship across timeIt's 1854, and the Ballarat goldfields are a place of dreams and rebellion as Sam, a homeless teenager, is called back to the past to join the Puddlehams, who run 'the best little cook shop on the diggings'.The Puddlehams dream of buying a hotel with velvet seats, while others dream of freedom from the British crown, ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Battle Cries in the Wilderness

    The Struggle for North America in the Seven Years’ War

    series Canadians at War #5
    The savage struggle to take control of the North American wilderness during the epic Seven Years War (1756-63) between France and England is a gripping tale. As the two European powers battled each other for global economic, political and military supremacy in what some have called the first world war, the brutal conflict took on a unique North American character, particularly in the role Native ... Read more

    $8.90 AUD

  • The Diary of a Young Girl

    The Definitive Edition of the World’s Most Famous Diary

    by Anne Frank ...
    THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK IS 'A MONUMENT TO THE HUMAN SPIRIT'One of the most famous accounts of living under the Nazi regime comes from the diary of a thirteen-year-old Jewish girl, Anne Frank. Edited by her father Otto H. Frank and German novelist Mirjam Pressler, this is a true story to be rediscovered by each new generation._________________________________12th July 1944:'It's difficult in times ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

    by John Boyne ...
    Lines may divide us, but hope will unite us.Nine year old Bruno knows nothing of the Final Solution and the Holocaust.He’s oblivious to the appalling cruelties being inflicted on the people of Europe by his country.All he knows is that he has moved from Berlin to a desolate area where he has no one to play with.Until he meets Shmuel.Shmuel lives in a strange parallel existence on the other side of ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Nanberry

    Black Brother White

    by Jackie French ...
    The amazing story of Australia's first surgeon and the boy he adopted.It's 1789, and as the new colony in Sydney Cove is established, Surgeon John White defies convention and adopts Nanberry, an Aboriginal boy, to raise as his son. Nanberry is clever and uses his unique gifts as an interpreter to bridge the two worlds he lives in.With his white brother, Andrew, he witnesses the struggles of the ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • The Love That I Have

    by James Moloney ...
    'WINTER CALLS FOR A GOOD BOOK, AND WE'VE FOUND ONE TO RIVAL THE BOOK THIEF'-- The Australian Women's WeeklyMargot Baumann has left school to take up her sister's job in the mailroom of a large prison. But this is Germany in 1944, and the prison is Sachsenhausen concentration camp near Berlin.Margot is shielded from the camp's brutality as she has no contact with prisoners. But she does handle ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Hitler's Daughter

    by Jackie French ...
    Winner of the CBCA Book of the Year for Young ReadersDid Hitler's daughter, Heidi, really exist? - What if she did?The bombs were falling and the smoke rising from the concentration camps, but all Hitler's daughter knew was the world of lessons with Fraulein Gelber and the hedgehogs she rescued from the cold. Was it just a story or did Hitler's daughter really exist? And i you were Hitler's ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

    by John Boyne ...
    'Some things are just sitting there, minding their own business, waiting to be discovered. Like America. And other things are probably better off left alone'Nine-year-old Bruno has a lot of things on his mind. Who is the 'Fury'? Why did he make them leave their nice home in Berlin to go to 'Out-With' ? And who are all the sad people in striped pyjamas on the other side of the fence? The grown-ups ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • A Waltz for Matilda (The Matilda Saga, #1)

    by Jackie French ...
    series The Matilda Saga #1
    The story behind Banjo Paterson's iconic Australian song.'Once a jolly swagman camped by a BillabongUnder the shade of a Coolibah treeAnd he sang as he watched and waited till his Billy boiledYou'll come a-waltzing Matilda with me...'In 1894, twelve-year-old Matilda flees the city slums to find her unknown father and his farm. But drought grips the land, and the shearers are on strike. Her father ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Mao's Last Dancer: Young Readers Edition

    Young Readers Edition

    by Li Cunxin ...
    One day, not so very many years ago, a small peasant boy was chosen to study ballet at the Beijing Dance Academy. His mother urged him to take this chance of a lifetime.But Li was only eleven years old and he was scared and lonely, pushed away from all that he had ever known and loved. He hated the strict training routines and the strange place he had been brought to. All he wanted to do was go ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Hana's Suitcase

    by Karen Levine ...
    series Holocaust Remembrance Series for Young Readers #3
    Hana's Suitcase, the acclaimed children's book read by thousands of children around the world - In March 2000, a suitcase arrived at a children's Holocaust education center in Tokyo, Japan. Fumiko Ishioka, the center's curator, was captivated by the writing on the outside that identified its owner - Hana Brady, May 16, 1931, Waisenkind (the German word for orphan). Children visiting the center ... Read more

    $15.61 AUD

  • The Girl from Snowy River (The Matilda Saga, #2)

    by Jackie French ...
    series The Matilda Saga #2
    In the tradition of The Man from Snowy River comes a gripping and courageous sequel to A Waltz for MatildaThe year is 1919. Thirty years have passed since the man from Snowy River made his famous ride. But World War I still casts its shadow across a valley in the heart of Australia, particularly for orphaned sixteen-year-old Flinty McAlpine, who lost a brother when the Snowy River men marched away ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Black Snake

    The Daring of Ned Kelly

    series The Drum
    Part of the award-winning Young Adult non-fiction series, The Drum.“Everyone looks on me like a black snake.” – Letter from Ned Kelly to Sergeant Babington, July 1870.Ned Kelly was a thief, a bank robber and a murderer. He was in trouble with the law from the age of 12. He stole hundreds of horses and cattle. He robbed two banks. He killed three men. Yet, when Ned was sentenced to death, thousands ... Read more

    $12.86 AUD

  • Pennies for Hitler

    by Jackie French ...
    'HISTORICAL FICTION AT ITS BEST'-- Bookseller & PublisherIt's 1939, and for Georg, son of an English academic living in Germany, life is full of cream cakes and loving parents. It is also a time when his teacher measures the pupils' heads to see which of them have the most 'Aryan'- shaped heads. But when a university graduation ceremony turns into a pro-Nazi demonstration, Georg is smuggled out of ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • Between Shades Of Gray

    by Ruta Sepetys ...
    Have you ever wondered what a human life is worth?That morning, my brother's was worth a pocket watch.It is 1941 and fifteen-year-old Lina is preparing for art school and looking forward to summer. Then suddenly, her life is changed forever. One night, the Soviet secret police invade her home and forcibly remove Lina, her mother and brother, transporting them via cattle trucks from familiar ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • The Boy on the Wooden Box

    How the Impossible Became Possible . . . on Schindler's List

    by Leon Leyson ...
    Leon Leyson (born Leib Lezjon) was only ten years old when the Nazis invaded Poland and his family was forced to relocate to the Krakow ghetto. With incredible luck, perseverance and grit, Leyson was able to survive the sadism of the Nazis, including that of the demonic Amon Goeth, commandant of Plaszow, the concentration camp outside Krakow. Ultimately, it was the generosity and cunning of one ... Read more

    $6.99 AUD

  • To Love a Sunburnt Country

    by Jackie French ...
    series The Matilda Saga #4
    In war-torn Malaya, Nancy dreams of Australia - and a young man called Michael.The year is 1942 and the world is at war. Nancy Clancy left school at fourteen to spend a year droving, just like her grandfather Clancy of the Overflow. Now sixteen, Nancy's family has sent her to Malaya to bring home her sister-in-law Moira and baby nephew Gavin. Yet despite the threat of Japanese invasion, Moira ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Three Cups Of Tea

    With the first cup of tea you are a stranger.With the second . . . a friend.With the third cup of tea, you are family. In 1993, Greg Mortenson tried to climb K2, which is the second highest mountain in the world. On the way down, he became lost in the mountains of Pakistan and stumbled into a poor village. There, the village chief and his people offered Greg even more than three cups of tea: they ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • Salt to the Sea

    by Ruta Sepetys ...
    WINNER OF THE CILIP CARNEGIE MEDAL 2017It's early 1945 and a group of people trek across Germany, bound together by their desperation to reach the ship that can take them away from the war-ravaged land. Four young people, each haunted by their own dark secret, narrate their unforgettable stories. Fans of The Book Thief or Helen Dunmore's The Siege will be totally absorbed.This inspirational novel ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD