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
"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
Edward is bored with being an emu and he tries to be like the other animals at the zoo. The book is written in rhyming verse.
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
The creature from Berkeley's Creek thinks he's a bunyip but no one agrees because bunyips simply don't exist.
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.
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!
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.
|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... read more
Helicopter pilot and photographer Scott Bridle offers a unique view of the vast cattle stations and raw natural beauty of outback Australia. Traversing Queensland, the Northern Territory and South Australia, his aerial shots - often captu... read more
Ideal for the nature-loving traveler, Wildlife of Australia is a handy photographic pocket guide to the most widely seen birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and habitats of Australia. The guide features more than 400 stunnin... read more
An authoritative and indispensable guide to Australia's fascinating trees.
Sydneys coastline and harbor has a series of beautiful rock pools that have been cut into the base of cliffs and rocky headlands. Nearly every Sydney beach has one ocean pool, some were built by wealthy people in the 1800s, others by convicts. Ignacio's passion for both swimming and photography was the catalyst for this project.
Welcome aboard one of the great train journeys of the world.
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
Many members of Australia's wildlife live nowhere else on Earth. They are unique, the result of evolution on a continent that has been geographically isolated from the rest of the world for 38 million years. This is an account of how these animals have developed in response to changing climates and habitats.