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Smooch & Rose
Smooch & Rose
Samantha Wheeler


An inspiring tale about one girl and her fight to make a difference for koalas.


Chook Chook: Little and Lo in the City
Chook Chook: Littl...
Wai Chim


From a talented voice in children’s storytelling comes a heartfelt tale of family, friendship and belonging set against the backdrop of China.


Chook Chook: Mei
Chook Chook: Mei's...
Wai Chim


Can Mei save her beloved chooks from the butcher’s knife?


Matty and Bill for Keeps
Matty and Bill for...
Elizabeth Fensham


Matty and Bill return in their third and final adventure. Add a new boy at school, some crooked characters and confusing feelings, and you have another enchanting story about friendship and growing up ...


Kumiko and the Shadow Catchers
Kumiko and the Sha...
Briony Stewart


From the author of the Aurealis-winning Kumiko and the Dragon comes the final captivating book in the Kumiko and the Dragon trilogy.


Buzzard Breath and Brains
Buzzard Breath and...
James Moloney


When the principal's prized rose garden is vandalised, Rex and his mate Tony cop the blame. But it was a set-up and Rex is determined to find the culprits and clear his name. From a master storytell ...


Swashbuckler (2nd ed)
Swashbuckler (2nd ...
James Moloney


'Unhand that innocent young traveller, you blackguard, or I’ll run you through and leave your carcass here for the birds to pick clean.' Meet Anton. Kids think he’s a fruit loop because he talks like ...


Bill Rules
Bill Rules
Elizabeth Fensham


Bill and Matty are the best of friends. Matty is headstrong, willful and entertaining; Bill is loyal, patient and devoted to Matty. They are also neighbours which means their lives are intertwined and ...


Kumiko and the Dragon
Kumiko and the Dra...
Briony Stewart


Danger surrounds Kumiko's family. The sinister Shadow Catchers have kidnapped Kumiko's sister, Arisu, seeking to absorb the dragons' magical powers through the royal human bloodline of Kumiko's family ...


One Perfect Pirouette
One Perfect Piroue...
Sherryl Clark


From popular and award-winning author Sherryl Clark comes a story about the pressure, heartache and determination that it takes to live your dreams. Attending the National Ballet School is every aspi ...



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