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My Name Is Will Thompson
My Name Is Will Th...
Robert Newton

Will Thompson has problems. It's hard to feel normal when words and letters are swimming around in your head like alphabet soup. What makes it even hearder is when your family is completely over the ...

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Saving Christmas
Saving Christmas
Gillian Bouras

Why does Dad dance all night non-stop until he drops? Why do the ice-cubes in the refrigerator turn black? And why is all the furniture suddenly decorated with frogs' legs? Australia is a Mecca for ...

Not Sally Marshall Again!
Not Sally Marshall...
Amanda McKay

A compelling sequel to the very popular Sally Marshall is Not an Alien (now a major film). Celebrates friendship and doing anything for best friends even if that requires flying across the universe. ...

The Spangled Drongo
The Spangled Drong...
Steven Herrick

Twelve-year-old Sam has soccer fever. He lives with eccentric Auntie Amshara and Ronaldo his dog. His best friend is Goose, Captain of the local soccer team, until soccer crazed Jessica Bowles moves i ...

Sally Marshall
Sally Marshall's N...
Amanda McKay

Sally Marshall is the new girl at school. And she's not an alien or is she? Rhonda Branston challenges Pip Lawson to prove that Sally and her (rather weird) relations are a perfectly normal suburban f ...

Relax Max
Relax Max
Brian Caswell
Kurt Hedridge

When you're eight and three-quarters years old, nobody listens to you ... Not even when your house has been invaded by the aliens who crashed their spaceship out behind the house, and you're the only ...

Favourite Live Thing
Favourite Live Thi...
Jean Chapman

When Nonna (grandmother) arrives from Italy to stay with Mum, Dad, Paul and Mark everyone has to make adjustments. Paul finds a kissing Nonna a total embarrassment and Mark discovers his clothes never ...

Monster Magic
Monster Magic
Cecily Matthews

Tim has one big worry: he's the smallest person in his class. Molly, the tallest, is also the school bully – she invents the hated nickname "Tiny Timmy". Maybe a magic growing potion would help? Tim ...

Rock 'N' Roll Rain...
Pamela Platt

After Dad's death, the Fowler family move to Alderley, on the city outskirts. Mum, Paul, Kim and little sister Jess quickly settle into their new lives. The local creek, surrounded by tall trees and ...

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Brian Caswell

When Maddie lived in Vietnam, she was called Mai Linh. Her older brother, Mitchell, was known as Minh. They were given their new names when they came to Australia and went to Boundary Park school. Mad ...

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Congratulations to the seven UQP authors shortlisted in the 2018 Queensland Literary Awards: Venero Armanno, Tony Birch, Peter Carnavas, Laura Elvery, Pip Harry, Charles Massy, and Jackie Ryan.  

The Courier-Mail People's Choice Queensland Book of the Year Award  

Burning Down by Venero Armanno

We'll Show the World: Expo88 by Jackie Ryan

University of Southern Queensland Short Story Collection - Steele Rudd Award

Common People by Tony Birch

Trick of the Light by Laura Elvery

Griffith University Children's BookAward            

The Elephant by Peter Canarvas

Griffith University Young Adult Book Award       

Because of You by Pip Harry

The University of Queensland Non-Fiction Book Award

Call of the Reed Warbler: A New Agriculture - A New Earth by Charles Massy

Queensland Premier's Award for a Work of State Significance    

We'll Show the World: Expo88by Jackie Ryan

University of Southern Queensland History Book Award              

We'll Show the World: Expo 88 by Jackie Ryan

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Join David Malouf as he launches his new poetry collection, An Open Book, in Brisbane, Sydney, and Melbourne, and delivers the opening address at the Australian Short Story Festival in Perth.


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