Louis Nowra burrows beneath the sensationalist Underbelly 'sex and sin' narrative, revealing stories and a cast of characters - some household names others little-known - that not even a writer could conjure up. Kings Cross is a no-hol... read more
The ultimate handbook to Sydney's cemeteries. Cemeteries are not simply places for the dead - they are designed for the living. Visiting cemeteriesto admire the headstones and enjoy their parklike spaces was once a S... read more
"Stay close, take care," quacked Alexander's mother. But Alexander did not stay close and he did not take care. He straggled behind with his head in the air -- and disappeared down a deep dark hole. Can you help Alexander's mother... read more
Over the course of four years, journalist Graham Lloyd and photographer Vanessa Hunter sought out Australia's wildest, most significant and least known natural phenomena.Wild Beauty is an intimate showcase of 26 of these places, which... read more
|Series:||Australian Green Guides|
|Awards:||Winner of Whitley Award for the Best Children's Book in the Zoological Field 1999.|
Information is organized simply, with individual species or group entries describing key characteristics such as where they are found, food requirements and behavioural habits. Each entry is accompanied by a photograph and, wher... read more
Beautifully illustrated with many tips and advice on how to both understand, observe and even photograph the night sky, including the stars, galaxies, nebulae, Sun, Moon, asteroids, comets and planets from the back yard, this book is your essential guide and reference to the celestial wonders of the Southern Night Sky.
The creature from Berkeley's Creek thinks he's a bunyip but no one agrees because bunyips simply don't exist.
|Series:||Australian Children's Classics|
Celebrating 40 years in print this is a new edition of the classic children's poem by Australia's favourite poet, A.B. 'Banjo' Paterson 'Mulga Bill's Bicycle' was written by Banjo Paterson in 1896. It was written at a time when c... read more
Fiction (8 to 12 years)
|Awards:||Winner of YABBA Award for Fiction - Older Readers 2000 and Dymocks Children's Choice Awards: Favourite Older Reader 2000. Shortlisted for Book Data/ABA Book of the Year Award 1999.|
Limpy can't understand why humans hate all cane toads so much - they even squash them with their cars. He is determined to save his own family from ending up as flat as place mats. He sets off on a 'mucas-chillingly dangerous and wart-tinglingly daring journey' and risks everything to make humans see that cane toads are really very nice.
When Wendy and Oliver decide to have a picnic in the woods they are disturbed, surprised and frightened by a huge, hungry bear. The bear eats their food and drinks their drinks and then looks hungrily at the children.
This new title in New Holland's award-winning Green Guides series investigates the ever-popular subject of Australia's trees and shrubs, celebrating the beauty, great diversity and unique evolution of the country's forests.
Miss Lily's fabulous pink feather boa is the most wonderful thing the Last Potoroo has ever seen. When Miss Lily dances the tango, the Last Potoroo can't take here eyes off it. And when she wraps it around herself, she feels for the first time in her life, that she can do anything-and everything!
Welcome aboard one of the great train journeys of the world.
An authoritative and indispensable guide to Australia's fascinating trees.
This guide is designed for use in the field, and sits easily in a hip-pocket, backpack or car. It describes and illustrates all of the approximately 775 species recorded to date in Australia, nearby islands and... read more
This brilliant book provides detailed information on over 170 of the best dive sites, making Coral Wonderland an indispensable guide for the diver wanting to explore this World Heritage site. Traveling from north to south the boo... read more
Kevin Rudd and Tony Abbott have resumed battle for leadership of the nation. Here, in one volume, are their definitive portraits by Australia's pre-eminent biographer and in... read more
A wordless, visually compelling look at our changing environment, featured on a government reading list for schools. A mother and baby look through a window at a view of wilderness and sky as far as the eye can see. With each page, the boy ... read more
Trailblazing, controversial and free spirited, these down south surfers challenged the status quo. Find out who and how Bears, Injidup Carpark and Gallows were discovered and named. What is the... read more
Birdwatching can be done from your doorstep with Pocket Garden Birdwatch, which has been carefully adapted from the UK edition to ensure it is relevant to the Australian environment.You'll find all the information you need t... read more