Book List:110 titles

  • there are worlds where fields of dry, baked earth are side by side with enchanted gardens, and places where the strangest creatures are the truest friends. these are the places where unicorns heal hearts and minds, and a place where dreams come true....


  • Paris, Christmas Eve, 1933For once it was an accident. Violette did not mean to kill St Nicholas. But there he was, with blood on the cobblestones, and a family waiting for the Christmas Eve miracle that would never come. And her own family expecting...


  • From Australia's best-loved storyteller comes the final book in the bestselling Matilda Saga This is a love song to our nation, told in a single sweeping storyJed Kelly has finally persuaded her great aunt Nancy to tell the story of her grandparents....


  • A SWASHBUCKLING ADVENTURE FROM AUSTRALIA'S CHILDREN'S LAUREATE CAN YOU STILL LOVE YOUR FATHER, NO MATTER WHAT HIS CRIMES ARE?Twelve-year-old Ben Huntsmore is the son of a shipowner, an only child who loves the farming life on his mother's family esta...


  • From the award-winning talented duo who created THE HAIRY-NOSED WOMBATS FIND A NEW HOME. 'Millie trundles through the trees,Wildflowers bending in the breeze. If there's just a chance of ants,Millie's nose will do its dance.' But just why does Millie...


  • 1929: JAZZ, PARTIES AND AN ENDLESSLY RISING STOCKMARKET. BUT AN INSIGNIFICANT POLITICIAN CALLED ADOLF HITLER PLANS BLACKMAIL - AND EVEN MURDER - TO SNARE MISS LILY, HER ESPIONAGE NETWORK - AND THE BRITISH ROYAL FAMILY. Unimaginable danger creeps ev...



  • 'HIGHLY RECOMMENDED FOR ALL READERS'-- ReadPlus on Barney and the Secret of the Whales The whisper in the darkness is: rebellion! (Or: death or liberty!) Frog is an orphan, a pickpocket, starving on the streets of Parramatta in 1804. But when the t...






  • From the author of Miss Lily's Lovely Ladies comes a moving and heart-warming story that is perfect for Christmas - and beyond. December1918Thisfirst peacetime Christmas should be perfect. Butthis is a ceasefire, not peace. Influenza ravages Europe a...


  • 'GRIPPING, EMOTIONAL AND MOVING'-- New Idea on Facing the Flame (The Matilda Saga, Book 7) A body has been found in the burned-out wreckage of the church at Gibber's Creek -- with older skeletons lying beneath it.The corpse is identified as that of ...


  • Mary, the mother of Jesus, was a truly extraordinary woman. And after 2000 years, the story of her brave and remarkable life continues to inspire and enthrall us, as that young woman from Nazareth wasnever 'just a girl'. In 72 AD, as the Roman army...


  • The war is over. But can there ever truly be peace? 'Thestory is equal parts Downton Abbey and wartimeaction, with enough romance and intrigueto make it 100% not-put-down-able.' - AustralianWomen's Weekly on Miss Lily's Lovely Ladies ...


  • The new title in the critically acclaimed series that explores Australia's early Colonial secret history In1798 orphaned Barney Bean now has a flourishing farm in the New SouthWales colony and everything he ever dreamed of ... except his childhood fr...


  • 'GRIPPING, EMOTIONAL AND MOVING'-- New Idea There have been fires before, but not like this. In 1978, as the hot wind howls and the grass dries, all who live at Gibber's Creek know their land can burn. But when you love your land, you fight for it. F...


  • FOR TOO LONG KOALAS HAVE BEEN CALLED BEARS For too long koalas have been called bears.But this koala is out to prove to the world that he is BARE!And that never, ever, ever can a koala be called a bear ... From the internationally renowned author of ...


  • A searing story of passion, betrayal, battles and love, this is Shakespeare's 'Macbeth' stripped of superstition, and its power and beauty refined into fewer words where good balances the evil and there is a happy ending - for some. Following on from...


  • 'A COMPELLING, BEAUTIFULLY CRAFTED NOVEL FOR YOUNG READERS' -- Daily Telegraph This is the story of Johannes, and Frau Timmins, and the strange girl now known as 'Helga'. It is also the story of how they survived the death camps, the vast wilderness ...


  • THE STORY IS EQUAL PARTS DOWNTOWN ABBEY AND WARTIME ACTION , WITH ENOUGH ROMANCE AND INTRIGUE TO MAKE IT 100% NOT- PUT- DOWN-ABLE. Australian Woman's WeeklyA tale of espionage, love and passionate heroism. Inspired by true events, this is the story o...


  • The third in a series that explores our secret history By the 1790s orphaned Barney Bean finally has his own farm in the early NSW colony. All his dreams are coming true! But now we are to learn of Barney's biggest secret yet: how he helped Australia...


  • It's 1972 in Gibber's Creek, and across the nation, the catchcry is, 'It's time'. 'And we must sing a rebel song And join in rebel chorus.' In 1972 in Gibber's Creek, and across the nation, the catchcry is, 'It's time'. Time for old folk, time for yo...


  • Anniversary edition of the first book Jackie French published with A & R. This is where a truly remarkable career began.'Rain Stones' and the other stories in this collection reveal that the country is a magical place, that there is an...


  • THE DIARY OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, GENT is part comedy, part love story, the threads of Shakespeare's life drawn from his plays. Could the world's greatest writer truly put down his pen forever to become a gentleman? He was a boy who escaped sma...


  • Martin lives in the city with his mum. He's come to walk the boundaries of the farm that's been in his family for generations. It sounds easy, especially as he'll own the land when he gets back. Martin's great-grandfather, ted, doesn't even want him ...


  • What is the sailor's secret about the treasure of Australia's colony? The second book in a series that explores little-known history about Australia's fascinating past. Barney Bean is keen to make his fortune and he hears a secret; a sailor's secr...



  • Following on from I AM JULIET (August 2014), this is the second title in a proposed new series for young people that focuses on the reinterpretation of Shakespeare's classic and enduring plays. Ages: 10+ Who was Ophelia? She only appears twice in th...


  • The first in a new series that focuses on a secret part of our history This is the story of Boots, the ten-year-old orphaned son of a convict woman. Boots has survived Newgate and the voyage to Australia and his mother's death, and he now hides his ...


  • From Australia's Children's Laureate comes a delightful collection of stories about horses and unicorns. take a journey through the ages and around the world- from ancient Greece, to the time of Genghis Khan to Arthurian England and then to outback A...






  • Ages: 11 years+ and crossover The year is 1942 and the world is at war. Nancy Clancy is 16 and left school to spend a year droving, just like her grandfather Clancy of the Overflow was famed for. Now Nancy's family has sent her to Malaya to bring ho...


  • Harry and Cissie live 150 years apart. What is the mystery that links them? there was a light in the corner of the chook-house, just below the perches. It was bright and strangely piercing, like a bit of sun had wandered in by mistake. Who is the gir...



  • Whoever said having a pirate for a mum was fun? Cecil's mum wears long black boots and an even longer sword, and she makes her enemies walk the plank. Putrid Percival serves sea monster soup for dinner when Cecil would rather eat pizza. And Filthy Fr...



  • the thrilling finale to the Outlands trilogy. the City has called on Danielle Forest, Virtual Engineer, to find the source of a new influenza epidemic that is infecting the City and threatening the Outlands. the disease partially kills, and those aff...


  • The world's most famous love story told by one of Australia's most respected authors Ages: 10+ this is the well-known story of Juliet Capulet and her love for Romeo. It also the story about the increasing helplessness Juliet feels as she realises tha...


  • Werewolves, wacky creatures and lots of crazy humour - sounds like another hilarious series from Jackie French!! Ages 8-10 Boojum Bark is a werewolf - and a hero. He doesn't really want to be, but it's the only way he'll save his mum. Now he has to g...


  • the hole was moving! the walls were falling down... there was a rope under his arms. there was a face above. An anxious face, yelling something down to him, something he didn't understand. A strange face, with something wrong about the eyes. tanned s...


  • Phredde, Pru and Bruce are back and this time they're in ancient Egypt. Will the pyramids survive Instead of just roaring like all volcanoes that are school bells do, it erupts and a tunnel opens. Phredde, Pru and Bruce can't help but enter the tunne...


  • This is the story of a dog called Hank, who obeys all the rules ... by interpreting them in his own way. A very funny picture book about a dog who is convinced he is doing the right thing - and a family who love him, no matter what. this is the story...


  • One of Book Riot's top 100 Must-Read Books of American Historical Fiction!Nancy Turner burst onto the literary scene with her hugely popular novels These Is My Words, Sarah's Quilt, and The Star Garden. Now, Turner has written the novel she was born ...


  • Blue Lawrence has escaped the prison of her aunt's mansion to join The Magnifico Family Circus, a travelling troupe that brings glamour and laughter to country towns gripped by the Depression. Blue hides her crippled legs and scars behind the sparkle...


  • Mike is just like any other normal kid - he lives with his mum in an ordinary house, in a small town, where nothing unusual ever happens. His next-door neighbour is Lance Loosley, a boy who's known at school as 'Loser' because he's so unpopular. L...


  • Giraffes can′t resist the trees, I like milk and sandwiches ... But who stole the cheese?...


  • “Slept. Scratched. Slept.” Indeed, it seems like Christmas will be just another day for the wombat . . . until she smells carrots! In this charming picture book, the star of Diary of a Wombat goes head to head with Santa’s reindeer in competiti...


  • It′s 1939, and for Georg, son of an English academic living in Germany, life is full of cream cakes and loving parents. It is also a time when his teacher measures the pupils′ heads to see which of them have the most ′Aryan′- shaped heads. Bu...


  • From bestselling author, Jackie French comes a book about the possibilities from the greener world of tomorrow. Suitable for ages 4-8. A timely picture book about a young prince who is determined to rule over a country where the future is filled with...


  • She has been banished from the city to a remote area and a murdered girl lands on her doorstep ... Danielle has always been 'linked' to others so when her links were cut and she was banished from the city it was a shock in more ways than one. She no ...


  • Further adventures of Phredde the feisty, funky phaery and her friends Pru and Bruce (the boy prince who'd rather stay being a frog). It's a new term, and things look GREAt! the new headmaster has outlawed homework, and every kid will get six free ic...






  • Beautiful new editions of popular titles that will entice a whole new generation of readers to the exploits of Phredde and her friends. Phredde and the Zombie Librarian and other stories to eat with a blood plum there's a grey-flesh zombie librarian ...


  • there are hundreds and thousands of Missing Persons ... whether they have changed identity to remain hidden from those who love them, whether they have been abducted or some other reason is not always known. Missing You, Love Sara is a story of such ...


  • We've all got wacky families, it's just that some are wackier than others - find out how wacky in the fourth book of this hilarious series, My Uncle Gus the Garden Gnome. tom has the happiest family around. Dad is Senior Bogeyman for the entire east ...


  • Beautiful new editions of popular titles that will entice a whole new generation of readers to the exploits of Phredde and her friends. Phredde and a Frog Named Bruce and other stories to eat with a watermelon When your teacher's a vampire, your b...


  • A story of transportation and life in a new world. At the tender age of eight, chimney sweep tom Appleby is convicted of stealing and sentenced to deportation to Botany Bay. As one of the members of the First Fleet, he arrives in a country that seemi...


  • ′Once a jolly swagman camped by a Billabong Under the shade of a Coolibah tree And he sang as he watched and waited till his Billy boiled You′ll come a‐waltzing Matilda with me...′ In 1894, twelve-year-old Matilda flees the city slums to find...


  • We've all got wacky families, it's just that some are wackier than others find out just how wacky some families can be in the sixth book of this hilarious series. We've all got wacky families, it's just that some are wackier than others - find out j...


  • Beautiful new editions of popular titles that will entice a whole new generation of readers to the exploits of Phredde and her friends. A Phaery Named Phredde and other stories to eat with a banana Meet Phredde, the coolest phaery in the universe....


  • the body lay at the bottom of the stairs. He wore red and green pyjamas. It took me a second to realise the red was blood. An old man, his eyes were still open. For one dreadful moment I thought he was still alive. But no one can live with a hole whe...


  • the Fascinating History of Your Lunch is an historical look at food and the food from right around the world. Who invented cheese? Or bread or margarine? Where did lettuce and tomato plants originally come from? the plants we eat nowadays come from a...


  • Just shut your eyes and picture yourself walking around the corner. That′s what my friend told me. Somewhere around the corner and you′ll be safe. The demonstration was wild, out of control. Barbara was scared. She saw the policeman running towar...


  • The inimitable wombat who shared her adventures (eating, scratching, digging, sleeping) in the wildly successful Diary of a Wombat is back--with a baby! This time, it's the baby who tells the story. And a perfect wombat story it is, featuring eating,...


  • Do you like to fly to the moons of Saturn or visit talking wombats Do you like to daydream Do you eat chocolate Have you ever wondered how your favourite authors create the fantastic worlds their characters inhabit And have you ever wanted to write y...



  • A collection of four favourites from the Wacky Families series. there's no such thing as a normal family! But some are wackier than others... Cecil's Mum wears long black boots and carries a sword; Gunk's dog Spot loves lettuce and seems to be growin...


  • At first his whole world had been the pouch; the sweet scent of his mother, her warmth, and the steady thud of her pulse. Now, he wants to find another world. the warrior is ready to explore. But finding a world, his world, away from the safety of th...


  • Telling it like it really was-true-blue Aussie history! Australia had changed before, but slowly. Now everything was fast! Attitudes were evolving, technology was changing every aspect of life, and people were starting to recognise the damage we were...


  • World War II was over, and it was a good time to be Australian. Rock 'n' roll, television and the Olympics had come down under. But underneath it all was the menace of the Cold War, and then came the horrors of Korea and Vietnam. Why couldn...


  • A collection of four more favourites from the Wacky Families series. So you think your family is wacky? Wait till you read these stories... How can Buster solve the disappearance of his werewolf parents when Uncle Wal keeps bugging him to act like a ...


  • The sequel to LESSONS FOR A WEREWOLF WARRIOR - continuing the crazy adventures of Boo, werewolf and hero-in-the making. Ages: 8 - 12 Boo's back ... in another crazy adventure of Heroes, dinosaurs and the most fearsome weapon in the universes ... the ...


  • TJ's gran has hairy legs and arms. She also makes the best banana cake in the universe, as well as baked bananas, choc-coated bananas and Roast Lamb Surprise (which is mostly bananas) too. In fact, there is only one little problem about having a gori...


  • Prudence is invited by her father's distant werewolf cousins to their gloomy castle to hunt for some missing 'treasure'. Phredde and Bruce accompany Prudence, who is well aware that if she fails then her father will have to take her place. the zombie...


  • Captain Cook's goat is the first of many historical animals to bring the past to life. the HM Bark Endeavour is sailing to tahiti to map the transit of Venus, but there are rumours that once the task is completed, Lieutenant James Cook has a set of s...


  • A modern tale of truth and lies woven with a story from the past. Luke lives in modern-day Australia with his mother and stepfather, Sam. He is burdened by a guilty secret: Sam has helped him to cheat in an entrance exam for a prestigious school.Lula...


  • A story about dreams, gold, rebellion ... and an unlikely friendship across time It's 1854, and the Ballarat goldfields are a place of dreams and rebellion as Sam, a homeless teenager, is called back to the past to join the Puddlehams, who run 'the b...


  • SHORTLISTED CBC BOOK OF THE YEAR, OLDER READERS, ACT BOOK OF THE YEAR AND YABBA. The people call Prince Narmer 'the Golden One' Handsome and talented, he is destined to be King of Thinis, the greatest town in Egypt and, for Narmer, the centre of th...


  • What do you do when your school librarian starts dressing in leopard-skin and goes off chasing dinosaurs? A school excursion to the Big Koala goes horribly wrong when Phredde, Pru and Bruce - and their vampire teacher Mrs Olsen, and Miss Richards, li...


  • Another spell-binding and spooky story starring Phredde, a fractious but fun-loving phaery, Bruce, a mosquito-eating frog, and Pru, an everyday-normal school girl - except that she lives in a fairy castle, keeps pet piranhas, has a werewolf for a bro...


  • The 'War to end all Wars', as seen through the eyes of three young women. the 'War to end all Wars', as seen through the eyes of three young women It is 1915. War is being fought on a horrific scale in the trenches of France, but it might as well be ...


  • Can enemy warriors become your friends? A story of adventure in a new land When Vikings raid and destroy a small coastal village, Hekja and her dog, Snarf, are captured and taken to Greenland. In this harsh and cold land, Hekja becomes a thrall - a ...





  • Find out just how wacky some families can be in the eighth book of this hilarious series. Fuzz and his family live at the zoo. Fuzz's dad is a blood-thirsty tiger, his mum a mud-cake-making rhinoceros, his sister a tap-dancing giraffe and his brother...


  • For 60,000 years the rest of the world had pretty much left Australia and its Aboriginal nations alone. Then it became a home for Britain's criminals and poor. Now a con man had found gold and suddenly everyone was heading to Australia: adventur...


  • It was an incredible idea-to found a colony of convicts eight months' sail away from Great Britain. In a land with no cities, no farms, no rich spices. Just savages in huts. The Dutch, the French and the Portuguese had known about this place for...


  • The Australian colonies had come a long way since they were a dump for grim crims and convicts. Life was comfortableat least for some. But soon drought would send swaggies waltzing their matildas along the roads, and bad times would make politicians...


  • There were two tiny colonies at the end of the world-one in New South Wales and one in Van Diemen's Land-perched on the edge of a vast and mostly unmapped continent. There were four main towns-Sydney and Parramatta in New South Wales, and Hobart...


  • In 1493 the Pope gave Portugal the half of the world that included eastern Australia. By 1770 the Dutch had claimed the western, northern and southern coastlines of the continent-and Cook claimed the east coast for the British in 1770. But unlike the...


  • 1920-1945, an iconic period in Australian history: QANTAS founded, the Sydney Harbour Bridge built, Phar Lap wins the Melbourne Cup and dies in the US, Don Bradman wows the world at the wicket and becomes the main target in the Bodyline series. The D...


  • The popular wombat’s friendFrom the award-winning duo behind the bestselling Diary of a Wombat (the famous wombat even makes an appearance at the ballet complete with a tutu!), Josephine Wants to Dance encourages all readers to never give up and to...



  • He was just a fat runt of a puppy. He didn't look much like his namesake, Mighty Rover, but when the witch gave Riki Snarfari his True Name, it stuck. She was just a poor farm girl. She lived alone with her mother in a quiet seaside village and spent...


  • Horace's dad is not like other dads. He has silver wings and a green and orange tail. But that's not the worst of Horace's problems. Nasty Sir Sneazle, the most evil teacher at Horace's school, has given him the worst homework assignment of all time:...


  • When Gunk sees Spot at the dog pound, he knows immediately that Spot is the dog for him. But Spot is not an ordinary dog. He has a long neck and a flat tail, and he eats lettuce. Lots of it. In fact, Spot is the strangest-looking dog Gunk has ever se...


  • Cecil's mom wears long black boots and an even longer sword, and she makes her enemies walk the plank. All Cecil wants is a normal life. But with parent teacher night coming soon, Cecil is worried. Will his mom embarrass him in front of all of his fr...


  • Buster's parents have vanished! One day they at breakfast, chewing their bones. And then, they left for a walk and never returned. Now, Uncle Wal is in charge of the werewolf pack and Buster is not happy. Uncle Wal is insisting on everyone being huma...



  • Billy's having a really bad day: he has no family, no friends, no fun—and now he has to save his four-legged friend, Dusty, from certain death! Will the strangers by the side of the road be able to help him before it's too late?...


  • Shaun is the new sheep shearer in Shaggy Gully. Since shearing is such hard work, all the other shearers have sheep dogs to help them. But not Shaun. His partner is Pete . . . a sheep- sheep!Pete has a polite way of rounding up his charges, and Shaun...


  • Pamela the cow loves pears and will do anything to get them. But will Amy find a way to keep the pears safe? Watch Pamela perform all kids of antics to get to her favorite fruit. FINALIST - Benjamin Franklin Award Teaching Tools Available...


  • Wombats are cuddly-looking, slow-moving Australian animals. Their favorite activities are eating, sleeping, and digging holes. Here, in the words of one unusually articulate wombat, is the tongue-in-cheek account of a busy week; eating, sleeping, dig...


  • From the pen of Australia's most respected and loved children's writers, comes a collection of stories about horses … and even stories from the horse's mouth!The story of the first horse to be tamed hundreds of years ago by a young girl; anothe...


  • Set in 1913, the year after the Titanic sank, this is the story of the voyage to Australia made by the Finnegan children and their mother, who travelled on a boat as far removed from the Titanic as possible, but also managed to hit an iceberg. Luckil...



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    Something was wrong. Unfinished. It ate at Mark all the way through school. It was Anna's story, of course. That's what was wrong. She wasn't telling it properly, not like it should be told. Because somehow Mark knew that the story was THERE, i...


  • > Emily is drawn to this beach, with its sudden roaring tides and sharp rocky headland. She can escape there and forget that her mother has left her with a father she has never known. It is on the beach that Emily meets Margaret and believes she has ...


  • Part of the Children of the Valley series, this book features Possum and Mopoke who have to again face many challenges, adventures and discoveries - not only about life in general, but for Possum also about herself ...and her mother....


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    From the author of Miss Lily's Lovely Ladies comes a moving and heart-warming story that is perfect for Christmas - and beyond. December1918Thisfirst peacetime Christmas should be perfect. Butthis is a ceasefire, not peace. Influenza ravages Europe a...