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  • The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide to Character Expression

    Second Edition

    Book 1 - Writers Helping Writers Series
    The bestselling Emotion Thesaurus, often hailed as “the gold standard for writers” and credited with transforming how writers craft emotion, has now been expanded to include 55 new entries!One of the biggest struggles for writers is how to convey emotion to readers in a unique and compelling way. When showing our characters’ feelings, we often use the first idea that comes to mind, and they end up ... Read more

    $8.97 AUD

  • The Conflict Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide to Obstacles, Adversaries, and Inner Struggles (Volume 1)

    Book 8 - Writers Helping Writers
    Every story starts with a character who is motivated by a need and has a goal that can resolve it. Whether their objective is to find a life partner, bring a killer to justice, overthrow a cruel regime, or something else, conflict transforms a story premise into something fresh. Physical obstacles, adversaries, moral dilemmas, deep-seated doubts and personal struggles…these not only block a ... Read more

    $8.97 AUD

  • We Belong Together

    The perfect heartwarming, feel-good read

    by Beth Moran ...
    'Every day is a perfect day to read this.’ Shari LowEleanor Sharpley has been living a lie...Needing to escape her London life quickly, Eleanor throws her things into the back of her car, and heads to her erstwhile best friend Charlie’s family farm.But Charlie isn’t there. Instead she finds Charlie’s grieving brother Daniel, her eight-month old daughter Hope (a daughter Eleanor had known nothing ... Read more

    $5.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The ALL NEW Don't Think of an Elephant!

    Know Your Values and Frame the Debate

    by George Lakoff ...
    “[Lakoff is] the father of framing.”—The New York Times“An indispensable tool for progressives—packed with new thinking on framing issues that are hotly debated right now."—Jennifer M. Granholm, former governor of MichiganTen years after writing the definitive, international bestselling book on political debate and messaging, George Lakoff returns with new strategies about how to frame today’s ... Read more

    $18.03 AUD

  • The Art of Civilized Conversation

    A Guide to Expressing Yourself With Style and Grace

    For those intimidated by the complexity of personal interaction, or those simply looking to polish their speaking skills, The Art of Civilized Conversation is a powerful guide to communicating in an endearing way.In our fast-paced, electronic society, the most basic social interaction—talking face-to-face—can be a challenge for even the most educated and self-assured individuals. And yet making ... Read more

    $13.96 AUD

  • Thinking in Systems

    A Primer

    In the years following her role as the lead author of the international bestseller, Limits to Growth—the first book to show the consequences of unchecked growth on a finite planet— Donella Meadows remained a pioneer of environmental and social analysis until her untimely death in 2001.Meadows’ newly released manuscript, Thinking in Systems, is a concise and crucial book offering insight for ... Read more

    $23.97 AUD

  • The Card Catalog

    Books, Cards, and Literary Treasures

    From the archives of the Library of Congress: “An irresistible treasury for book and library lovers.” —Booklist (starred review)The Library of Congress brings book lovers an enriching tribute to the power of the written word and to the history of our most beloved books. Featuring more than two hundred full-color images of original catalog cards, first edition book covers, and photographs from the ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD $1.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Black Summer

    Stories of loss, courage and community from the 2019-2020 bushfires

    Told by ABC journalists who were on the ground and broadcasting during our worst ever fire season, spearheaded by Michael RowlandThe bushfires that burnt across Australia from June 2019 to February 2020 were unprecedented. By the time the rains came, they had devoured more than 18 million hectares of bush and farm land, destroyed nearly 3000 homes, claimed the lives of 33 people, killed about a ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Deep Simplicity

    Chaos, Complexity and the Emergence of Life

    by John Gribbin ...
    'Gribbin takes us through the basics with his customary talent for accessibility and clarity' Sunday TimesThe world around us can be a complex, confusing place. Earthquakes happen without warning, stock markets fluctuate, weather forecasters seldom seem to get it right - even other people continue to baffle us. How do we make sense of it all?In fact, John Gribbin reveals, our seemingly random ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Using Digital Information Services in the Library Workplace

    An Introduction for Support Staff

    series Library Support Staff Handbooks
    Library collections have rapidly evolved from a predominance of print books and journals to an ever growing mix of digital and print resources. Support staff are expected to know how to help patrons select and use digital information services such as databases, digital collections, digital archives, ebooks, steaming video, discovery search products, the Internet and user-focused library interfaces ... Read more

    $48.50 AUD

  • The Library as Playground

    How Games and Play are Reshaping Public Culture

    Digital and analog games have long served modern public libraries as educational tools and as drawcards for new patrons – from dedicated gaming zones and children’s spaces to Minecraft gaming days, makerspaces, and virtual reality collections. Much has been written about the role of games and play in libraries’ programming and collections. But their wider role in transforming libraries as public ... Read more

    $118.79 AUD

  • How to Write a Novel Using the Snowflake Method

    Book 1 - Advanced Fiction Writing
    A Magical Key to Unlock Your Creative WizardAre you writing a novel, but having trouble getting your first draft written? You’ve heard of “outlining,” but that sounds too rigid for you. You’ve heard of “organic writing,” but that seems a bit squishy to you.Take a look at the wildly popular Snowflake Method—a battle-tested series of ten steps that jump-start your creativity and help you quickly map ... Read more

    $8.97 AUD

  • Finding Love at Mermaid Terrace

    an utterly heartwarming, feel good spring romance

    by Kate Forster ...
    Love comes when you least expect it...Tressa Buckland likes her quiet life in Port Lowdy, with its cobbled streets and colourful terraced houses overlooking the sea. Her job at the local paper allows her to pursue her art in her free time, with no one but her tabby cat Ginger Pickles to mind her in Mermaid Terrace. But then the owner of the paper is called away on an emergency, and it's up to ... Read more

    $5.49 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Chernobyl Prayer

    Voices from Chernobyl

    Translated by Anna Gunin, Arch Tait ...
    series Penguin Modern Classics
    A startling history of the Chernobyl disaster by Svetlana Alexievich, the winner of the Nobel prize in literature 2015On 26 April 1986, at 1.23am, a series of explosions shook the Chernobyl nuclear reactor. Flames lit up the sky and radiation escaped to contaminate the land and poison the people for years to come. While officials tried to hush up the accident, Svetlana Alexievich spent years ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Sociolinguistics and the Legal Process

    series MM Textbooks
    Sociolinguistics and the Legal Process is an introduction to language, law and society for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students. Its central focus is the exploration of what sociolinguistic research can tell us about how language works and doesn’t work in the legal process. Written for readers who may not have prior knowledge of sociolinguistics or the law, the book has an accessible ... Read more

    $29.03 AUD

  • The Censor's Library

    Uncovering the Lost History of Australia's Banned Books

    by Nicole Moore ...
    The first comprehensive examination of Australian book censorship, this enlightening and enthralling discussion is based on Nicole Moore’s discovery of the secret "censor’s library" in the National Archives. Combining scholarship with the narrative tension of a thriller, the book exposes the scandalous history of censorship in Australia. Built and maintained to ensure the books it held were not ... Read more

    $18.58 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Master Lists for Writers

    Thesauruses, Plots, Character Traits, Names, and More

    by Bryn Donovan ...
    Get inspired...stay inspired.  Write faster...write more!  MASTER LISTS FOR WRITERS makes “show, don’t tell” much easier and helps you figure out your story more quickly. In this book, you’ll find:   • lists of phrases for describing facial expressions, body language, gestures, physical appearance, and emotions  • 175 master plot ideas, including romance, high-stakes, family, and workplace ... Read more

    $6.54 AUD

  • Political Correctness Gone Mad?

    ‘Without free speech there is no true thought.’–Jordan Peterson‘If you’re white, this country is one giant safe space.’–Michael Eric DysonThe Munk debate on political correctnessIs political correctness an enemy of free speech, sparking needless conflict? Or is it a weapon in the fight for equality, restoring dignity to the downtrodden? How should we talk about the things that matter most in an ... Read more

    $8.99 AUD

  • Full House

    by Maeve Binchy ...
    A fantastic Maeve Binchy - written specially for the World Book Day Quick Reads promotion.Dee loves her children very much, but now they are all grown up, shouldn't they leave home?Rosie moved out when she got married, but it didn't work out, so now she is back with her parents. Helen is a teacher, and doesn't earn enough for a place of her own. Anthony writes songs, and is just waiting for the ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD

  • Guns, Germs And Steel

    A short history of everybody for the last 13,000 years

    by Jared Diamond ...
    This book answers the most obvious, the most important, yet the most difficult question about human history: why history unfolded so differently on different continents. Geography and biogeography, not race, moulded the contrasting fates of Europeans, Asians, Native Americans, sub-Saharan Africans, and aboriginal Australians.An ambitious synthesis of history, biology, ecology and linguistics, Guns ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Culture Code

    The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups

    by Daniel Coyle ...
    THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER'A marvel of insight and practicality' Charles Duhigg, author of The Power of Habit____________________________How do you build and sustain a great team?The Culture Code reveals the secrets of some of the best teams in the world - from Pixar to Google to US Navy SEALs - explaining the three skills such groups have maste... ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Talk Dirty Spanish

    Beyond Mierda: The curses, slang, and street lingo you need to Know when you speak espanol

    ¿Qué pasa, gringo?Whether at a cantina in Mexico or a discothèque in Spain, you better know how to shoot the s#*!. Luckily for you, Talk Dirty: Spanish dishes all the dirty sayings in a variety of dialects. Packed with plenty of four-letter words, habañero-hot insults, and wicked expressions, this book will have you speaking like a true hombre. The Spanish-to-English translations will help you ... Read more

    $7.99 AUD

  • Get Started in Writing Historical Fiction

    by Emma Darwin ...
    Do you have a compelling vision for a story set in the past? Are you inspired by novelists such as Alan Furst and Philippa Gregory? Get Started in Writing Historical Fiction is designed for anyone who wants to write in this exciting and wide-ranging genre of fiction, whatever your favorite style and era.Designed to build your confidence and help fire up creativity, this book is an essential guide ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Australian English Pronunciation and Transcription

    Australian English Pronunciation and Transcription is the first textbook to clearly describe Australian English speech patterns. Now in its second edition, this ground-breaking work addresses speech production characteristics and provides detailed instruction in both phonetic and phonemic transcription of the dialect. Each chapter features practical exercises to allow readers to develop skills and ... Read more

    $63.57 AUD