Book List:21 titles
  • Storm Boy and his father live alone in a humpy among the sandhills between the Southern Ocean and the Coorong – a lonely, narrow waterway that runs parallel to a long stretch of the South Australian coast. Among the teeming birdlife of the Coorong,...


  • Set along the rugged beauty of the South Australian coast, Storm Boy cares for an injured pelican and finds a friend that shows him the power of loyalty and love. This moving story is now a major motion-picture and one of the classics of Australian w...


  • Set along the rugged beauty of the South Australian coast, Storm Boy cares for an injured pelican and finds a friend that shows him the power of loyalty and love. This moving story is now a major motion-picture and one of the classics of Australian w...


  • River Murray Mary is a delightful book for younger readers from Australia?s master storyteller. Mary lives on a farm on the banks of the mighty Murray. Her many adventures include some hair-raising encounters with tiger snakes, saving her beloved...


  • A heartwarming adventure from Australia?s master storyteller.Speedy is the fastest, cleverest dolphin ever to swim the waters around Kangaroo Island. To ten-year-old Mike and his fisherman father Ben, he is also a very special friend, always there to...


  • An adventure story combining excitement, drama, tragedy and hope, set in a fragile natural environment.In Swan Song, Colin Thiele revisits the Coorong, the haunting setting of his classic story STORM BOY. Mitch Bird also lives in the Coorong. The son...


  • 'The bird hung in the air above the river. It was so low that Luke could see it clearly, a big nuggety bird with strong talons and curving beak. Its feathers were beautiful ? a lovely chestnut colour on the back and sides and bright white on the head...


  • Two classic short stories from Colin Thiele.The CaveJenny and Tom would never have found the cave if it hadn?t been for the big storm. Yet within twenty-four hours they both wish they had never set eyes on it ? or ventured inside!The Glory of Galumph...


  • When Danny finds an emu egg in the bush outside town and is determined to hatch it, his problems begin. It seems that Hacker, the school bully, has other ideas, and when he releases a hungry goanna and steals the egg at the school pet show, Danny has...






  • A gripping tale of high adventure from master storyteller Colin Thiele.Twelve-year-old school friends Sam and Nick are exploring an old shipwreck when they discover a hidden cave in the cliffs nearby. Forbidden to climb on the dangerous cliffs, they ...


  • THE FIERY SALAMANDER has hot scales and breathes flames on anyone who comes near him. He walks around on hot coals and the other animals don't like him one bit. They need to find a way to stop him, but he is so much bigger! Sometimes it's the littl...


  • Andy is fascinated by wedgetail eagles. He lies on the shed roofs of his family?s farm and watches them cruising about on their huge wings, high above him in the sunlit air. They are like skaters skimming on ice, gliding in vast arcs and circles. O...


  • Mysterious accidents threaten Robby, the new kid on the block in Twilight, a town where ghostly legends flourish. Does Robby dare to discover what haunts the old Children's Home, which holds the scariest sight in Twilight? Grades 3-6...


  • Fourteen-year-old Joe had never heard of Wayward Island before he came to live with his cousin, Meg, and her family at Cockle Bay. Nor had he ever heard of Scarface! Wayward Island, out to sea, is a spellbinding place of windswept hills and beckoning...


  • Twelve-year-old Jodie, disabled by juvenile rheumatoid arthritis and no longer able to ride her beloved horse Monarch, faces a crisis when the two of them are alone at her remote Australia home and a devastating fire approaches....




  • An offshore oil well provokes mixed reactions from the people of a southern Australian fishing village, provides a fascinating job for fourteen-year-old Link Banks, and threatens ecological disaster when it blows out...



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