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  • Riddle Gully Runaway

    by Jen Banyard

    Lovable junior reporter Pollo di Nozi returns in this funny, fast-paced who-dunnit for middle readers. When Pollo implicates the Mayor’s nephew in a spate of local robberies, she sets in train a series of mishaps that only she and her faithful sheep sidekick Shorn Connery can set to rights. Read more »

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  • Sweet One

    by Peter Docker

    When a senior Aboriginal war veteran dies horribly at the hands of state government authorities, Izzy, a journalist and daughter of a war veteran herself, flies to the goldfields of Western Australia to cover his death. But Izzy is about to learn that for every action there is an equal and bloody reaction. On the trail of the vigilantes, she finds herself…Read more »

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  • How I became the Mr Big of People Smuggling

    by Martin Chambers

    Nick Smart is fresh out of school, a wet-behind-the-ears jackaroo on a gap year. But at Palmenter Station, nothing is what it seems. Nick is about to discover there’s a lot of grey between black and white, between legal and illegal and between right and wrong. Read more »

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  • Remembered by Heart

    by Sally Morgan

    ‘You can’t change the past, but you can live a different future.’ Bronwyn Bancroft

    ‘These stories are powerful: sharing pain, humour, grief, hope and pride. Pride in family, community and survival. Pride in being Aboriginal.’ Sally Morgan

    From life in the desert to growing up on a mission, enduring devastating policies in the 1930s to bravely…Read more »

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  • Better than OK: Helping young people to flourish at school and beyond

    by Dr Helen Street & Neil Porter

    If you could have just one wish for your children what would you wish for, over and beyond everything else? The answer is almost universal: ‘Above all else, I want them to be happy.’
    George W Burns

    This is a book of up-to-date strategies for helping children flourish. These solution-focused and easy-to-read essays are by 27 of the world’s…_Read more »

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  • Dreamers

    by Ezekiel Kwaymullina with illustrations by Sally Morgan

    We are the dream and the dreamers — so begins this beautifully written story that celebrates the imagination of children at play. Complemented by Sally Morgan’s rich and colourful illustrations, the book is full of movement. It lends itself to interactive reading aloud with play-acting or actions. Read more »

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  • Firewood Banksia

    by Philippa Nikulinsky

    A dazzling and wondrous celebration of banksia menziesii (Firewood or Menzies’ Banksia) by one of Australia’s best botanical artists. After many field trips and long observation of the species, Philippa Nikulinsky has created a series of detailed drawings and paintings that record this banksia and its cycle in all their beauty. Read more »

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  • In Flanders Fields new edition

    by Norman Jorgensen with illustrations by Brian Harrison-Lever

    Early on Christmas morning the guns stop firing. A deathly silence creeps over the pitted and ruined landscape. A young soldier peers through a periscope over the top of the trench. Way out in no-man’s-land, he sees a small red shape moving on the barbed wire. A brightly coloured robin is trapped. One wing is flapping helplessly.

    An eloquent counterpoint…Read more »

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From the Catalogue

Light Horse Boy shortlisted for Book of the Year

Albany-based author Dianne Wolfer was shortlisted twice today for the 2014 Children’s Book Council of Australia’s Book of the Year Awards. Read all about it!