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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 »

    Price $17.99 Add to cart

  • Darcy Moon and the deep-fried frogs

    by Catherine Carvell with illustrations by Michael Scott Parkinson

    Darcy Moon is an ordinary girl with ordinary problems. She’s low on cash and low on the necessary street cred to fit in with the cool crowd. But Darcy’s life is about to take a great leap forward. When a freaked-out frog asks for help, it’s up to her to fix the food chain, save the swamp and prove that money can’t buy everythingRead more »

    Price $14.99 Add to cart

  • Grave of the Roti Men new edition

    by Geoff Havel

    So this was a cyclone.

    First came the rain, hitting the cabin like machine-gun bullets. Aaron sat huddled with the others. Then came the real wind. He saw palm trees bending right over. One simply disappeared. And all that noise!

    Aaron doesn’t usually get to see much of his dad but now he’s going to spend a whole month with him in the…Read more »

    Price $14.99 Add to cart

  • Shimmer

    by Jennifer McBride & Lynda Nixon

    Kora is a powerful genie sent away against her will. Her homeland is threatened and she’s been banished to earth for her own safety. David’s life is in chaos and Kora might be just what he needs. But commanding a genie is notoriously tricky—especially when she’s also an angry teenage girl.

    Unable to move more than 100 metres apart, and with…Read more »

    Price $14.99 Add to cart

  • Hatched

    by Tim Winton with illustrations by Shaun Tan

    ‘It’s a great pleasure to see young people exercising their storytelling instincts. During the twenty years in which the award has been given in my name I’ve had the privilege of witnessing this stubborn, lovely impulse as it lives on in a new generation. Whether they’re writing feverish fantasy or gritty realism these young writers are coming…Read more »

    Price $14.99 Add to cart

  • The Amazing Spencer Gray

    by Deb Fitzpatrick

    Spencer Gray is twelve – finally old enough to join Dad in his glider. His mates are going to be so jealous! Going up is awesome – but when disaster strikes, Spencer will need to be nothing short of amazing.

    Praise for the Book
    ‘The clever writing allows the reader to simultaneously admire the bravery and determination of Spencer…while…Read more »

    Price $14.99 Add to cart

  • Light Horse Boy

    by Dianne Wolfer with illustrations by Brian Simmonds

    In 1914 Jim and Charlie abandon the Australian outback for the excitement and adventure of the war to end all wars. But in the Light Horse they quickly discover the brutal realities of life on the frontline. And nothing will ever be the same again.

    Featuring stunning charcoal sketches by Brian Simmonds alongside primary source documents and historical…Read more »

    Price $26.99 Add to cart

  • Mystery at Riddle Gully

    by Jen Banyard

    Pollo di Nozi, reporter-in-training, has a nose for news. Strange things are happening in Riddle Gully and Pollo smells a major scoop.

    With Shorn Connery, her sheepish sidekick, Pollo is determined to track down the Graffiti Kid. But is Will, the new boy in town, conspiring with the pushy mayor and a strange Transylvanian to send her sniffing up…Read more »

    Price $14.95 Add to cart

  • Lighthouse Girl paperback edition

    by Dianne Wolfer with illustrations by Brian Simmonds

    ‘Full of evocative illustrations, sepia photographs and news clippings, Wolfer’s book transports. A great one for early and older readers alike,’ — Frances Atkinson, The Sunday Age

    ‘This lovely book is based on the real Faye Howe and her life as a lighthouse keeper’s daughter…Fay’s reflections on her life and her relationship with the far-away…Read more »

    Price $19.95 Add to cart

  • Spider Lies

    by Jen Banyard with illustrations by Tracey Gibbs

    Connor’s little white lies have spawned a monster! It’s big, it’s hairy and it’s lurking outside his bedroom window.

    Connor is home alone with his pet spider. Tricking Mum and Dad was easy and now he’s got nobody to tell him to wash the dishes, nobody to make him go to school and nobody to turn to when his very existence is threatened by…Read more »

    Price $14.95 Add to cart

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