Lucy is in Year 12 and under pressure to succeed. The last thing she needs now is an intense boyfriend. Breaking up with Carl feels like the only way to keep her dreams on track.
But good decisions can have bad consequences.
And leaving Carl is going to be a whole lot harder than Lucy could ever have imagined Read more »
by Jen Banyard
When junior reporter Pollo implicates the Mayor’s nephew in a spate of local robberies, she sets in train a series of mishaps that only she, her friend Will and her faithful sheep sidekick Shorn Connery can set to rights. Read more »
by Peter Docker
Selling fast: grab a copy from your local bookstore or online. A reprint is currently underway for September.
‘This extraordinary novel combines the grip and pull of a good thriller with the complexity, intelligence and passion of a writer with plenty to say and exceptional talent to say it.’
Sydney Morning Herald / The Age / Canberra Times
‘Docker…Read more »
‘… this book is fast-moving and engaging crime fiction which introduces serious questions about the potential for exploitation among people desperate to settle in Australia.’ The West Australian
Nick Smart is fresh out of school, a wet-behind-the-ears jackaroo on a gap yearRead more »
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 »
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 »
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 movementRead more »
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 »
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 »
Cambridge linguist Edvard Tøssentern, presumed dead, reappears after a balloon crash. When he staggers in from a remote swamp, gravely ill and swollen beyond recognition, his colleagues at the research station are overjoyed. But Edvard’s discovery about a rare giant bird throws them all into the path of an international crime ring.
The Weaver…Read more »