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13 Bridges Children Should Know

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1841 Do You Dare? The Bushrangers Boys

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47 Degrees

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60 Classic Australian Poems for Children

Australian poets have a wonderful way with words and their poems bring to life the iconic Aussie characters and unforgettable landscape that are part of our Australian heritage. Many of these – Mulga Bill, Clancy of the Overflow, The Ant Explorer, M’Dougal, The Shearer’s Wife and Mr Smith – are larger than life. And the poets who created them – AB Patterson, CJ Dennis, Thomas E Spencer, Louis Esson and DH Souter – have become heroic figures in our pantheon of stars.

The 60 poems in this collection appear in their original, or near original, form and are wide-ranging in their subject matter: animals, the countryside, the struggle of bush life, early transport, sport, growing old, being young and having fun with words! But whether they are humorous, serious or playful, they are simply a joy to read!

 

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A Book for Kids

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A Bush Calendar

Written as a first person monthly diary of the author’s wanderings in the bush around Sydney, illustrated with black and white photographs.

 

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A Cat Called Trim

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A Day to Remember

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A Different Boy

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A Different Dog

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A Different Land

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A Fortunate Life

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A Friend for Grace

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A Hollow is a Home

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A Home For Grace

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A Is for Australia

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A Is for Australian Animals

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A Lamb in the Family

Charlie, who lives on a small sheep farm in New South Wales, gets a motherless lamb for his eighth birthday which earns the admiration of all when he leads a flock of stranded sheep across a flooded river.

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A Little Black Princess

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A Little Bush Maid

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A New Voyage Round the World

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A Platypus, Probably

What has a bill like a duck’s and the body of a beaver? A platypus, probably. Engaging text follows a female platypus through her life, while sidebars offer in-depth information about this unique monotreme and her environment. Vivid, accurate illustrations capture the wonder of this amazing creature.

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A Prayer for Blue Delaney

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A Rose for the Anzac Boys

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A Saddle at Bontharambo

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A Safe Place To Live

“Once upon a time, my family lived in a place that was unsafe. People were always fighting and there was war everywhere. So we decided we must go on a journey to find a safer home to live…”

Bic Walker escaped with her family from Vietnam as a refugee in 1979 when she was 3 years old. This is a true story based on her journey to Australia.

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A Sapphire for September
A Short History of Australia

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A Short History of Australia

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A Short History of Nearly Everything

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A Shorter History of Australia

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A Soldier, A Dog and A Boy

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A Tide Flowing

Tormented by his mother’s death, his father’s rejection, and his grandparent’s inability to understand him, Mark finally finds new strength and purpose in his acquaintance with a young quadriplegic with whom he shares an interest in nature.

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A Walk in the Bush

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A Waltz for Matilda

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A Year on Our Farm

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A-Z Of Convicts In Van Diemen’s Land

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Abel Tasman: Mapping the Southern Lands

More than 300 years ago, a young Dutch sailor named Abel Tasman stood on the prow of a ship he and his crew had sailed across wild, uncharted waters. In the distance, through a shroud of mist, the rugged outline of steep hills rose from the ocean waves. Could this be Terra Australis, the great southern land? Abel Tasman and his crew were most likely the first Europeans the Aboriginal people of Australia and the Maori of New Zealand had ever seen. Join the journey and discover the legacy left behind.

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Aboard the Endeavour – Cook’s Voyage 1768-1771

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Across the Dark Sea

They didn’t look like pirates: they looked like ordinary fishermen, but with eyes as quick and glittering as their knives … Trung’s adventure begins in the dead of night. He and his father escape the soldiers with guns. But what awaits them across the dark sea? Across the Dark Sea features a fishing boat used to flee Vietnam after the war. It is based on an actual boat, the Hong Hai, which is now part of the National Museum’s collection.

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Adventures of Camoola: The Young Warrior of the Wathaurongs

The Adventures of Camoola the Young Warrior of the Wathaurongs by Eve Johns is about the arrival of the first white people in Victoria. It tells the story from the viewpoint of a young aboriginal boy and follows his encounter and friendship with William Buckley, the historically famous escaped convict. It is a descriptive and interesting tale of the Wathaurong people and the white man that had Buckley’s Chance of survival without their assistance and protection. The Wathaurongs lived in the Geelong region in Victoria for more than 25,000 years before white settlers arrived

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Ajax the Warrior

This is the story of a girl and her animals: Ajax the dog, her ponies Buck and Belle, and all sorts of other pets. She lives a free, solitary life on her father’s cattle station, and has many adventures.

Account of the author’s childhood in the early 20th century.

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Alfred’s War

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All I Want for Christmas is Rain

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All in the Blue Unclouded Weather

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All Of Us Together

As the Great Depression of the 1930s worsens the O’Casey family finds itself facing an uphill battle to survive. Like many fathers of that time, John O’Casey leaves his family to go in search of work. Back at home, his wife Margaret has to raise their three young children. Daniel, the eldest child, takes it on himself to try to raise money for the family. He wants to be `the man’ but that’s close to impossible for someone who’s just 12-years-old.

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All the Green Year

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All Through The Year

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Along the Road to Gundagai

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Amazing Australians in Their Flying Machines

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Amazing Grace : An Adventure at Sea

This is an exciting tale of the courage of 16-year-old Grace Bussell, an ordinary teenage girl who is thrust into an extraordinary situation when a steamship runs aground near her home on the south-west coast of Australia in 1876. Using eyewitness accounts and other historical documents of the time, the author brings this compelling true story alive.

On the night that the Georgette leaves Fremantle, the ship starts taking on water. With the water rising, the situation becomes desperate and some of the passengers are herded onto a lifeboat, only to be thrown into the chilly water after the Georgette, struck by a huge wave, ploughs into the little boat. What follows is a story of acts of bravery, as frantic attempts to rescue the drowning are made.

When the Bussells hear the news of a ship that has run aground on the coast near their home, Grace doesn’t hesitate and leaps on her horse, riding for an hour to get to the sinking ship. There she and Sam, the family’s stockman, gallop into the wild surf to save the remaining crew and passengers.

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Amon’s Adventure

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An Anzac Tale

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An Aviary on the Plains

A collection of ‘sketches’ of birds of the Outback.  These are of a more serious nature for the junior ornithologist.

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An Uncommonly Fine Day

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And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda

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Andy’s Gone With Cattle
Angel of Kokoda

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Animal’s Easter

Seven stories about Easter from Palm Sunday through Holy Week to Easter morning. Each story is retold from the point of view of an animal or bird who might have been present at these events, reflecting their feelings on Easter’s significance at this time.

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Animals of Australia in Colour

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Anisa’s Alphabet

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Anna Yesterday

Set in Tasmania in the 1800s, the story of a young girl left to fend for herself, like many children during the convict era. Anna is trying to escape the attentions of a gang of children who want her to steal.

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Anzac Biscuits

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Anzac Boys

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Anzac Day Parade

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Anzac Girl: The War Diaries of Alice Ross-King

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ANZAC Sons: Five Brothers on the Western Front

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Anzac Ted

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Applesauce and the Christmas Miracle

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Are We There Yet?: A Journey Around Australia

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Aroora the Red Kangaroo

The story of Aroora traces the exciting life and adventures of a male red kangaroo

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Around the Boree Log

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Arthur Corunna’s Story: My Place for Young Readers Part 2

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Ash Road

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Audrey of the Outback

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Aussie Kids: Meet Taj at the Lighthouse

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Australia From The Beginning
Australia: Colonies to Commonwealth 1850-1900

The vigorously growing colonies of Australia develop into a unified Commonwealth of Australia.

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Australia: Gaol to Colony 1810-1850

The tiny colony of Australia in 1810 expanded until a large part of the coastline and much of the inland was settled although sparsely by 1850.

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Australia’s Great War 1917

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Australia’s Great War: 1918

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Australian Australian Aviators
Australian Backyard Astronomy

Discover the stories of the heavens and our understanding of them in this beautiful book. Generously illustrated with star charts and pictures from the National Library of Australia and photographs from Australian and overseas astronomers, Australian Backyard Astronomy will captivate younger and older readers alike

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Australian Backyard Explorer

Australian Backyard Explorer tells the stories of many intrepid individuals who explored the Australian continent in the first 120 years of European settlement. It includes little known explorers as well as the old favourites, such as James Cook, Edward John Eyre, Robert O’Hara Burke and William John Wills.

There are tales not only of tragedy, conflict and death, but also of loyalty, amazing perseverance and wonder over the new animals and landscapes they encountered.

 

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