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Big River, Little Fish

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From the moment Tom Downs was born backwards - the moment of his mother's death - time has held him the wrong way round, like he's caught inside a fractured story. But the thing about Tom's town flooding, and the thing that takes him by suprise is not what Old Mother Murray takes away, but who she brings back. The compelling and highly anticipated novel from Belinda Jeffrey, author of Brown Skin Blue.


Bill Rules

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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 daily 'thinktanks' are held in Matty's backyard bath. When Bill learns that his father is coming home from jail, his world is tipped upside down. How will the kids at school take the news? And, most importantly, how do Bill and his mother feel about his dad being home? Worries start to mount but the ever-watchful Matty has an idea to help Bill keep his dad on the straight and narrow. However, life doesn't always go according to plan ... An enchanting story of friendship, courage and trust from one of Australia's favourite storytellers.


Brave Squish Rabbit

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Brave Squish Rabbit is an endearing yet simple story of courage, friendship and facing one’s fears.


Brave Squish Rabbit (board book)

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A delightful board book edition that’s perfect for little hands Squish is just a little rabbit. But being little leads to big fears … of storms and chickens and the dark … especially the dark!


Brown Skin Blue

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My mum’s skin is white, my skin is brown and I have a blue birthmark. Two secrets rule my life. One is something I need to know and the other is something I need to forget. They won’t let me go.


By The Sandhills Of Yamboorah

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Outside, he sniffed the smells that hung in the quiet stillness - the bitter-sweet peppercorns and the tangy saltbush ... Even the dust had a scent of far-off places, as if it had drifted miles. It made you think of warm, red earth being blown along by the wind. In this timeless story, a boy struggles to come to terms with the loneliness of the Australian outback and the ruthlessness of living and working on a remote property. With Brolga the cattle dog and her pup Rags as his only companions, the boy begins a journey of self-discovery. It is a journey that will take him outside the confines of theYamboorah cattle station, and into the vast, unrelenting sandhills beyond. "It is the deeply human and moving narratives of writers like Reginald Ottley, bringing to life an 'ordinary' boy who survives physical and emotional isolation and loneliness of spirit, who can point the way to survival and to ultimate wholeness." Maurice Saxby


Captain Mack

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In this International Year of the Older Person (Towards a Society for All Ages) James Roy has written an exceptional book, devoid of sentimentality, about the friendship between a young boy in his first year of high school and an elderly man living alone in a nursing home. Danny is a quiet studious boy who has a severely turned eye which makes him the butt of jokes by the class bullies. An only child of a widower, he suffers alone, prejudged by his teachers. Captain Mack, an 84-year-old World War II veteran, thinks his nursing home is a POW camp and convinces the misfit Danny into helping him escape. Captain Mack is an adventure about heroes and unlikely friendships.


Chook Chook: Little and Lo in the City

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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's Secret Pets

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



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A striking collection of connected short stories that reflect our lives and those of the people that we pass each day.


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