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
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 ... read more
In his very popular Saturday column, the 'Fitzy Files', Peter FitzSimons usually writes about famous sports men and women. But from time to time he throws in stories taken fro... 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
The story of Koala Lou, a soft, round and lovable baby koala who strives to gain the affection of her mother by entering the gum-tree climbing event in the Bush Olympics.
The creature from Berkeley's Creek thinks he's a bunyip but no one agrees because bunyips simply don't exist.
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
Edward the Emu was sick of the zoo, there was nowhere to go, there was nothing to do, and compared to the seals that lived right next door, well being an emu was frankly a bore!EDWARD THE EMU relates his exciting adventures in this Australian classic.Ages 2+
|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
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.
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.
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!
An authoritative and indispensable guide to Australia's fascinating trees.
Compact, easy to use and reliable, this popular guide by well known astronomer and author Dr Nick Lomb has been providing stargazers with everything they need to know about the southern night sky for the past 25 years. Th... read more
This guide to the identification and classification of all the birds so far recorded in Australia is designed for use in the field, to slip easily into a hip-pocket, backpack, or glovebox. The illustrations hav... read more
Welcome aboard one of the great train journeys of the world.