Book List in Order: 28 titles

  • 'Are you lonely here?' her mother asked. 'Never,' Alice said. 'Not while I am friends with the lyrebird.'Alice has spent her life living on the outskirts of a small town, in a house nestled in bushland. Every other morning, she is visited by a lyrebi...


  • Horse-breeder Christopher Mansell has lost his wife and his daughter, as well as his memory of the night they were brutally murdered. He is tormented by the thought that he is to blame. A chance encounter with a fairground diviner and his captive "so...


  • There's a myth in Esperance that's been around for years, apparently going as far back as the arrival of the first Europeans. Locals think there's a huge bird, big enough to carry away adult humans . . .Blue Feather is a stunningly crafted mystery fr...


  • `All cops have stories that pass unrecorded, that never make it into their daily casebook ... phantasms that no language can objectively record ...?Here are the collected cop stories of multi-award winning novelist Gary Crew, whost haunting works hav...


  • `A tale which will hold its listeners spellbound.' Kerry Green , SUNDAY REVIEW When an archaeology student, hoping to learn about his Aboriginal heritage, comes to work near their isolated town, sixteen-year-old friends Sarah and Rachel discover w...


  • 'I can't say I'm sorry. It had to happen. I've written to my mum and dad. Maybe they'll care. I don't know.' THE INNER CIRCLE is the unforgettable story of two teenage boys' struggle for personal identity - against the odds of prejudice and the indi...


  • In the second volume of the Sam Silverthorne series, Sam sets sail to China in search of a rare carnivorous butterfly. Before it is released in England and kills again he must track down the enraged Chinese Prince Chi Lin and stop him breeding more ...


  • In the spring of 1891, thirteen-year-old Sam Silverthorne is left in the care of his heartless Aunt Bertha as his father, Sir Arthur Silverthorne, Ornithologist to Her Majesty Queen Victoria, sets out on an expedition to find the infamous silver bird...







  • Sam sets off to the exotic isles of the Indian Ocean in search of a shell whose deadly venom could provide the antidote for all known toxin but one member of Sam?s expeditionary party has gone along for another reason - murder!...


  • A dazzling novel about writers and writing, love and loss ... the first adult novel from this multi-award-winning children's writer Charlie Bloome wants to be a writer. twenty-three years old, he is studying literature and living with his gamine part...


  • Janet never had a friend before Lola came along. When Lola asks her to sleep over, Janet jumps at the chance. She takes the bus to the Half-Moon Bridge, where Lola promised to meet her. Lola doesn’t show up . . . but a strange dog does....


  • Jo Boy's mother has warned him to stay away from gypsies—she says they steal kids and sell them to butchers for mincemeat. When he comes across a bright, shiny caravan one day, however, his curiosity gets the better of him....


  • A pig on a passenger liner?Impossible!No! No! It's me ...Maxixe, the music box pig!Everyone knows the story of the night the great ship Titanic sank. But few know the story of Maxixe, one of the unsung heroes of that night, and how this small musical...


  • A Moreton Bay Fig tree, planted as a memorial to Australian soldiers killed in World War I, is slated to be cut down by the local council. A young boy tells the moving story of the tree, as related by his great grandfather, grandfather, and father, e...



  • "By the time I was nine years old I had begun to doubt that Mama Pratchett, the woman with whom I had lived for as long as I could remember, was in fact my mother..." So begins Gary Crew's chilling fictionalized account of a "baby farmer" who, for p...


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    When is a school assignment not a drag? When it's the beginning of a love affair Watch the sparks fly as Gary Crew and Libby Hathorn, two of Australia's most popular Young Adult authors, combine their talents to create this offbeat love story. Autho...


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    Gary Crew's latest work follows the fortunes of modern day teenager Johnny Doolan as told to his psychiatrist. Johnny's favourite books are gothic novels and Grimms' Fairy Tales. Now, however, the boy finds that the scenes, illustrations and characte...






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    By internationally acclaimed children's author, Gary Crew, and outstanding illustrator, Marc McBride, The Kraken tells the story of two children's encounter with a shadowy beast that lives in the depths of the sea. Christopher is blind — though ...


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    Valley of the Bones is a multi-layered adventure for both boys and girls set on a massive Central Queensland beef property owned by the parents of Lachlan Reed. Tara, a feisty city girl, goes to stay at the property. There, she and Lachlan discover t...


  • 20th Anniversary Edition. Selected School Library Journal Best Book of the Year. Winner of the Australian Children's Picture Book of the Year Award. Nobody in Preston could remember when the watertower was built, or who had built it, but there it sto...


  • The year is 1871. Alicia is a farm girl, doomed to a life of needlework and milking cows but she is very bright at school, especially at maths and science. When she meets the famous Australian astronomer John Tebbutt, she realises that her future i...


  • In the weird rural Australia of Crew's fiction (Strange Objects; No Such Country) it's not surprising to encounter characters out of The Road Warrior: feral children, a brutish prospector scratching around in the bush. Such types people the author's ...




  • Winner of Australia's 1991 Children's Book of the Year award, this stunningly original work defies easy categorization as it spins dual story lines into one spellbinding yarn. Crew brings to life the land and peoples of the desert shores of Western A...