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by Sally Morgan with illustrations by Bronwyn Bancroft
Susie is supposed to write about what she wants to be when she grows up. But she doesn’t have a clue! When she has a series of puzzling dreams, Gran encourages her to think about their deeper meaning and Susie soon finds she knows what to write after all.
Bestselling author Sally Morgan teams up with Bronwyn Bancroft on a beautiful picture book…Read more »
Mother and Father Koala are suspicious of the OTHER bears. They don’t like the pandas and they don’t trust the polars. The black bears are noisy and the brown bears have big teeth. But all their grumpiness melts away, watching the littlest bears at play.
Praise for the book
‘A fun tale about tolerance and acceptance.’ Nurture Magazine
‘Thompson…Read more »
by & Sean E Avery
All monkeys love bananas! For breakfast for dinner for snacks and for lunch they all crave bananas, munch, munch, munch. Well, maybe not all monkeys …
A very funny picture book about one poor monkey who can’t stand to see another banana.
Praise for the book
‘… Avery’s illustrations, with their subversive, Steadman-esque quality, are…Read more »
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 »
by Chris Owen with illustrations by Moira Court
Superheroes have lots of super attributes – amazing strength, incredible speed, sensational costumes. But this charming book is a celebration of super skills of a quite different kind — the kind that are much closer to home.
Praise for the book
‘Court’s dynamic illustrations and the fold-out pages are guaranteed to engage youngsters…Verdict:…Read more »
Frogmouth isn’t like the other birds. She doesn’t want to live in the trees. Frogmouth is in search of something more.
Frogmouth travels the land hunting for a new nesting place, but nothing feels right. On her way, she helps other animals find their true homes, but still she searchesRead more »
by Meg McKinlay with illustrations by Kyle Hughes-Odgers
It was a red thing. It was a sparkly thing.
It was a tiny, tiny thing
Tessa and Zachary have a machine that is swift and splendiferous. Every day it carries them from here to there and back again in cool calm comfort. But one morning, the machine breaks down. Tessa and Zachary are forced to venture into the world beyond its metal walls –…Read more »
Numbat has two hearts, one of stone and one of feather. His stone heart makes him strong and powerful while his feather heart makes him soft and gentle. When having more than one heart becomes troublesome, Numbat must choose which one to keep…
Praise for The Two-Hearted Numbat
It is so visually vibrant it will immediately appeal…while the…Read more »
by Michelle Gillespie with illustrations by Sonia Martinez
Sixteen-year-old Grace Bussell was hailed a hero for her part in rescuing the passengers and crew of the Georgette from sure drowning. She was called Australia’s own Grace Darling. But the rescue would never have been possible without the guidance and leadership of Sam Isaacs, an Aboriginal stockman.
This beautifully illustrated book is an evocative…Read more »
by Norman Jorgensen with illustrations by James Foley
Let the pillaging begin! CBC Picture Book of the Year winner, Norman Jorgensen, teams up with illustrator James Foley on this fun picture book about a boy who outwits local bullies by channelling his inner Viking.
James and Norman run a blog for teachers, students and aspiring authors. It follows the real-time trials, tribulations and joys of creating…Read more »
Whisky Charlie Foxtrot Reading
Annabel Smith’s Whisky Charlie Foxtrot was shortlisted for the 2013 Most Underrated Book Award (MUBA). The winner, Fish-Hair Woman was announced on Friday night. Here’s a reading Annabel prepared for her presentation at the Wheeler Centre award ceremony.