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Maddie
Maddie
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 ...


Lisdalia
Lisdalia
Brian Caswell


It's bad enough being the smartest kid in the school, but when you're a girl, and when your father still thinks it's a man's world, and when you never learned to back down from an argument, it's even ...


Swashbuckler
Swashbuckler
James Moloney


Short Listed CBCA Book of the Year Awards 1996 "Cease and desist! Stand fast and release your prisoner!" – Peter, a new boy at Park Ridge school, is thankful to be rescued from the school bullies by ...


Tasha
Tasha's Witch
Natalie Jane Prio...


What do radishes, postcards from overseas, a dinosaur plant and a cure for warts have in common? They all play their part in some very unusual happenings, after the Witch (alias Liz) moves into the ho ...


The Sky Is Blue With Clouds Like Fishbones
The Sky Is Blue Wi...
Michelle Mee


Ten stories which recapture the world of childhood. Simple pleasures and excitements – going to the drive-in; the dancing class; staying with Nana at Christmas; choosing books at the library – are rec ...


Looking Out For Ollie
Looking Out For Ol...
Sharon Montey


Ollie spells t-r-o-u-b-l-e! He's also passionate about animals. Together with Mum, Dad, sister Alana, older brother Nathan and assorted pets, Ollie lives in tropical Cairns, above the family's very ow ...


Pig With A View
Pig With A View
Pamela Platt


New neighbours move in next door to Trent and his family, in a little town nestled below the hills of the Burra Range. The Teboitabu family has come from Kiribati, in the Islands, and Trent and Joseph ...


The Night Bees
The Night Bees
Anthony Holcroft


A delightful collection of seven stories with traditional folktale themes, set for the most part in wild and lonely places of the New Zealand landscape, where the earth spirits emerge to weave their m ...


Moonbird
Moonbird
Robin Stewart


Jerry's comfortable world is shattered when his father dies suddenly and his mother decides to take up the offer of a vacant cottage at Great-Uncle Albert's farm on rugged King Island, in Bass Strait. ...


Metis, The Octopus And The Olive Tree
Metis, The Octopus...
Jena Woodhouse


It is a far cry from the traditional world of a Greek island to life in an Australian inner city. How Metis weathers the transition is an engaging story told with sympathy and humour. "... should ap ...



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