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Before 
by Dan Matheson .
. Before
Dan Matheson

 


Join long time friends Smith and Miya, as they are thrust into solving an unexpected mystery.  Their adventure only gets more complicated when the local Sheriff, and his son Billy, start sticking their noses in where they don't belong. It's the most intriguing thing to ever happen to Smith, Miya, and the small town of Steele Valley.  Are they ready to handle the astonishing truth when the mystery finally unravels?



Format: Paperback
Pages: 136pp



Dangar Island 
Joanne Karcz .
. Dangar Island: birds, barrows,
a ferry and me

Joanne Karcz + Jaqui Selby

 

Dangar Island is a real place. A small river community on the Hawkesbury River, north of Sydney. Children growing up on Dangar Island have an enviable freedom. This book tells a story of life on the island. 

Format: Paperback
Pages: 28pp



Dangar Island 
Joanne Karcz .
. My Name is Mac
Lori Reynolds

 


A little black pup is feeling unwanted and alone in Jeanie’s animal shelter. But he soon realises he is far from alone!

Follow his journey as he finds new friends (some strange and scary) and new hope of a loving family to finally discover who he is.

 

Format: Paperback
Pages: 64pp full colour



Tooth Bunny's A - Z Tips for Terric Teeth 
by Dr Annetta Tsang .
. Tooth Bunny's
A - Z Tips for Terrific Teeth

Dr Annetta Tsang

 


Make a difference with the help of the Tooth Bunny’s A-Z Tips for Terrific Teeth book. Written and illustrated by a highly qualified specialist paediatric dentist, this book brings to you 26 evidence based tips for protecting priceless smiles, from A to Z, in full colour.

 

Format: Paperback
Pages: 64pp


Pen Pen's Journey 
Didge 
by Natasha Kate Evans .
. Didge
Natasha Kate Evans

 


Join Didge as he follows his dreams of becoming a football superstar. Sena the sneaky slithering snake enters his life unexpectedly. How will Didge take him on? Based on a true story of courage, persistence and love that is bound to inspire you.

Format: Paperback / Hardcover
Pages: 40pp



Pen Pen's Journey 
by Penny Farrant .
. Pen Pen's Journey
Penny Farrant

 

Follow the story of Pen-Pen, an unhappy little penguin who finds herself alone in Sydney, Australia - seemingly lost, without her parents or even knowing where she was born or what species she belongs to. Pen-Pen finds out about all the types of penguins in the world as she travels (virtually, on the internet) to establish her origins and find out what type of penguin she is.

Format: Paperback / Hardcover / ebook
Pages: 74pp



My Grandpa Has Dementia .
. My Grandpa Has Dementia
June Pagliaccio + Maxine Stewart

 


It’s not a fun topic but dementia is affecting more and more families and this book takes younger children on a picture and rhyming-verse journey through the most common symptoms.
Parents can use the book as a basis to explain how a family member suffering from the illness may be changing in their personality and behaviour.

Format: Paperback
Pages: 20pp
ISBN: 9781925515114



Happy Happy Poo, The Story of Tiny Creatures 
by Jacqui Kirkland .
. Cric Croc
Anthony Buirchell

 


Cric Croc is a lovable crocodile who will enter your home
to entertain, have fun and be a role model for good behaviour.
The story is backed by the delightful drawings of Nikki Ball.

 

Format: Paperback
Pages:28pp
ISBN:978-1-925442-59-5



Happy Happy Poo, The Story of Tiny Creatures 
by Jacqui Kirkland .
. Happy Happy Poo, The Story of Tiny Creatures
Jacqui Kirkland

 


Normally we don’t talk about poo
When we have happy happy poo we feel fine and there’s nothing to say, and if things aren’t working right, well, we like to keep the lid on that!

Format: Paperback
Pages: 36pp
ISBN:978-1-925442-37-3


Della Mortika  - The Library of Wonder by Geraldine F. Martin .
. Della Mortika
Geraldine F. Martin

 


The Library of Wonder

Abigail and Beatrix have been adopted by the Malefics, a famous inventor family, after a short stay in the Skipping Girl Home for Wayward and Homeless Girls in Melbourne. Zarah sets out to be reunited with them, but when she gets to the Malefic Mansion she is disturbed to find that her sisters are nowhere to be seen.

Where are Zarah’s sisters? Why have other children been disappearing? And what do these happenings have to do with the Malefics’ latest invention, The Library of Wonder?

Format: Paperback/ebook
Pages: 174pp
ISBN:978-1-925442-00-7


In My Backyard by B.P. Brattus .
. In My Backyard
B.P. Brattus

 

In an overgrown backyard with bushes wild and free, live some magical blue creatures not like you and me.
They dance and leap all through the night, but when this boy tries to shows his parents... those crafty creatures vanish into the warm, dry night. Is he dreaming or can it be true? Those odd-looking creatures so tiny and blue.

Format: Paperback
Pages: 28pp
ISBN: 978-1-925341-59-1


Liam the Superhero 
Heidi Dredge .
. The Cochlear Kids:
Liam the Superhero

Heidi Dredge

 

Liam is just like any other four year old and loves pretending he is a superhero. But…
Liam already has an extra special power.
It is one that helps him hear hour after hour!
Learn about cochlear implants through this playful, rhyming story of Liam and his real-life super power!

Format: Paperback
Pages: 28pp
ISBN: 978-1-925341-50-8


The Tortoise and the Mare by Amy Cady .
. The Tortoise and the Mare
Amy Cady

 

H.R Frog made a mistake. A big one.
A mistake so big his guilt has kept him quiet for many, many years.
Until now.
At last this ageing reporter knows it’s time to come clean and reveal to you the truth about a most famous race...
The truth which will change literary history forever!

 

 

Format: Paperback
Pages: 32pp
ISBN: 978-1-92520-97-23


Fish in my Hair by 
Jodie Gien .
. Fish in my Hair
Jodie Gien

 

What would you do if you
woke up one morning with
fish in your hair,
furry toes and a dinosaur foot
too big for a shoe?

Format: Paperback
Pages: 24pp
ISBN: 978-1-925209-64-8


The Wonder of Words by Peter Jacob .
. The Wonder of Words
Peter Jacob

 


A fun look at words that sound the same but have different meaning, this short book encourages the reader or listener to think about the naming of things and actions. If a fly flies and an orange is orange why don’t we call a lemon a yellow?




Format: Paperback
Pages: 16pp
ISBN: 978-1-925209-61-7


The Adventures of an Old Boab Tree by Maria Flavel .
. The Adventures of an Old Boab Tree
Maria Flavel

 



For more than 500 years Mr. Boab had lived in the bush with his friends the Kija people and the native animals. Little did he know that his life would change dramatically and that he would take an amazing journey across the country to a new life in the city.

What happens next? You’ll find out if you read this true story!

 

Format: Paperback
Pages: 16pp
ISBN:978-1-925209-51-8


The Boy Who Jumped But Didn't Land by Ross Thornton .
. The Boy Who Jumped
But Didn't Land

Ross Thornton

 


What if you had to disappear in order to be seen?


Twelve-year-old Tamara Dawes is a psychic investigator for the New York City Police Department. Her visions and dreams help catch the worst criminals in the most mysterious cases. When she’s called on to help with the strange case of a boy who leaps off a building and simply vanishes, she uncovers a plot with both horror and wonder at its heart.

Format: Hardcover
Pages: 336pp
ISBN:978-1-925171-78-5


When I Grow Up  by Matt Williams .
. When I Grow Up
Matt Williams

 



When I grow up there’s lots of things I’d like to be:
But how am I supposed to know which job is right for me? This delightful story will encourage children to use their imagination and dream about what their future holds.

Format: Paperback
Pages: 32pp
ISBN:978-1-925209-33-4


Faatimah and Ahmed 
by Razeena Gutta .
. Faatimah and Ahmed
Razeena Gutta

 


Faatimah and Ahmed love being little Muslims. Today was Ahmed's first day of school and he has learnt some very important things about Prophet Muhammed.
Join them, as Ahmed tells Faatimah a special story about when Muhammed (SAW) was born, and explains to her how important Muhammed is to Muslims.

Format: Hardcover
Pages: 32pp
ISBN:978-1-925209-12-9


My Mummys Got Tattoos by Andy White .
. My Mummys Got Tattoos
Andy White

 


My Mummy’s Got Tattoos is the children’s book for the offspring of the inked.
The story explores family relationships through a child’s imagination, revealing that everybody looks funny to somebody. It is perfect for anybody who feels different or loves somebody who is. Released 10th December 2014




Format: Paperback/ebook
Pages: 36pp
ISBN:978-1-925171-67-9


My Daddys Got Tattoos 
by Andy White .
. My Daddys Got Tattoos
Andy White

 


My Daddy’s Got Tattoos is the children’s book for the offspring of the inked.
The story explores family relationships through a child’s imagination, revealing that everybody looks funny to somebody. It is perfect for anybody who feels different or loves somebody who is.




Format: Paperback/ebook
Pages: 36pp
ISBN:978-1-925171-11-2


My Daddys Got Tattoos 
by Andy White .
. Thanks for wiping my bum, Mum!
Diana Gillett / Sarah Bishop

 


“My Mum would often dress me
And help to tie my shoe
But the job I really envied least
Was when I did a poo.”

This messy, grubby clean up task literally stinks! Yet, it’s one that mothers face everyday proving time and time again that there is no measure on a mother’s love for her child and the special bond they share.

Format: Paperback
Pages: 20pp
ISBN:978-1-925209-23-5


Loti and the Storm by Andrew Aggebrink-Jones .
. Loti and the Storm
Andrew Aggebrink-Jones

 


‘As surfers we position ourselves on a great divide, the edge of the Earth. It’s a special place where the ocean meets the land, another world full of raw energy and amazing sights. We get to ride that energy and have a front row seat to the greatest show on Earth.’

Loti had always been fascinated by the ocean. He loved to watch the wind and waves. Angelo’s first wave was something he would never forget.
The sensation was enough to keep an interest in surfing forever. One almighty storm brings a stranger to the shores of a remote South Pacific island.
The small village of Navou would never be the same again.
‘Loti and the Storm’ is a fable about surfing, friendship and adventure

Format: Paperback
Pages: 144pp
ISBN: 978-1-925171-62-4


ANTventure 
by Laszlo .
. ANTventure
Laszlo

 


It took an adventure on the Sunshine Coast, for A the ant to realise, being small and all can be cool.

 

 

 

 

Format: Paperback
Pages: 32pp
ISBN: 978-1-925209-02-0


Della Mortika  - Voyage to the Antipodes by Geraldine F. Martin .
. Della Mortika
Geraldine F. Martin

 


Voyage to the Antipodes

The Della Morte family, steampunk inventors, set out on a journey from England to Melbourne in the Antipodes in 1888 in their flailing ship Invention. What they expected to be an uneventful trip turns out to be anything but. This is a book for anyone who loves adventure and intrigue set in a steampunk world very different from our own. This trip should have been so easy. Invention is a state of the art steam-powered flying sailing ship. Sisters Abigail, Beatrix and Zarah are experienced sailors, and with their parents should have made it to the Antipodes in record time. But...

Format: Paperback/ebook
Pages: 122pp
ISBN:9781925171082


John D and Me 
by Sonia Penny and Kate McCarthy .
. John D and Me
Sonia Penny and Kate McCarthy

 

John Daniel leaves the jungle to live with a friend but one day his good behviour comes to an end. His gorilla antics land him in the zoo.

Format: Paperback
Pages: 20pp colour
ISBN:9781925086430


A Windy Autumn Day by 
Paul Williams & Allison Cratchley .
. A Windy Autumn Day
Paul Williams & Allison Cratchley

 

A windy autumn day proved to be the perfect day for kite flying.
What happened to Claudia and Diesel’s kite?
Would they ever be ready for another kite flying adventure?

Format: Paperback
Pages: 32pp colour
ISBN:9781925086478


Wobbly Jim 
by Kate Toon and Will Pearce .
. Wobbly Jim
Kate Toon and Will Pearce

 

Small friends can make big allies. Wobbly Jim is the tale of a pirate with a wooden leg and a taste for dolphin wee. His is a story of triumph over adversity, friendship, loyalty and adventure.

Format: Paperback
Pages: 32pp colour
ISBN:9781925086201


Phoebe Digs Politics 
Angela Moyle .
. Clyde's Prickly Ride
Angela Moyle

 

Clyde the echidna doesn’t like it when his habitat is invaded with people. He usually tries to stay out of the way until all the crowds have left, but this year he is lured out of his hiding place by some lovely juicy ants.
What does Clyde get up to on his unintentional adventure? Will he finally discover why so many people love to visit his beautiful home in Canberra?

Format: Paperback
Pages: 32pp colour
ISBN: 9781925209587


Phoebe Digs Politics 
Angela Moyle .
. Phoebe Digs Politics
Angela Moyle

 

Phoebe the wombat lives in a lovely burrow in the bush capital of Australia – Canberra.  She knows she lives in the best place in the world, but the temptation to explore the lovely green hill nearby is much too great. Find out what happens to Phoebe when her adventures lead her face to face with the Prime Minister of Australia!

Format: Paperback
Pages: 32pp colour
ISBN: 9781925086317


Zach Zephyr and the Coral Gold
 by Vaughan Brazier .
. Zach Zephyr and the Coral Gold
Vaughan Brazier

 

AN ECO-MAX ADVENTURE!

Zach Zephyr likes things X-treme. Sports that is. But things don't get much more extreme than being chased by a tiger shark, tackling a tropical cyclone or scuba diving for buried treasure.
Follow Zach's action packed adventures and leam a thing or two about coral reefs and scuba diving along the way.

Format: Paperback
Pages: 202pp
ISBN: 9781925086171




Snoozy Sam 
A Country Far Away by 
Nigel Gray + Philipe Dupasquier .
. A Country Far Away
Nigel Gray + Philipe Dupasquier

 

A remarkable and delightful book that shows how children are alike the world over, while at the same time celebrating the rich and interesting diversity of their ordinary

Unique among picture books, A Country Far Away avoids didacticism while joyfully celebrating the kinship of human cultures and children everywhere. – Publishers Weekly

Format: Paperback
Pages: 28pp
ISBN: 9780980876024


Snoozy Sam 
by Jen Dennis .
. Snoozy Sam
Jen Dennis

 

Snoozy Sam is a very sleepy koala.
Sometimes he can sleep almost all day!
But a loud noise wakes Sam from his nap.
What could be making that noise?

Format: Paperback colour A4
Pages: 40pp


Hope 
-  Words by Matt Lumb • Illustrations by Kiara Mucci .
. Hope
Words by Matt Lumb • Illustrations by Kiara Mucci

 

Hope carries her heavy backpack to school every day.
What does she have in there?
What makes her strong?
What will she do now that Jetpack Day has arrived?

Format: Hardcover colour A4 + A3 landscape
Pages: 32pp


Onslo  by Kelly Theobald .
. Onslo
Kelly Theobald

 

Deep in the Australian outback, in a town called Birdsville, Onslo the blue Volkswagen Beetle dreams of adventures in the beautiful Simpson Desert. But, unlike the big four-wheel-drives who pass through Birdsville, he is too small to conquer the big sand dunes. However, with the encouragement of his best friend Geoffrey, the brave beetle embarks on his very own desert adventure.

Format: Colour 230mm x 230mm
Pages: 32pp
ISBN: 978-1-922022-69-1


Ilsa: the funny looking hippopotamus by Harry Mayr .
. Ilsa: the funny looking hippopotamus
Harry Mayr

 

Ilsa, the funny looking hippopotamus, is the story about Ilsa the giraffe. She lives at the local waterhole with her close friend George, and the other hippos. Ilsa thinks she is a ‘funny looking hippopotamus’ until she discovers the other giraffes, that meet beyond the jungle and under the rainbows.

Format: Colour 200mm x 250mm
Pages: 24pp
ISBN: 978-1-922022-73-8


Mary Bea by Tamara Hogan .
. Mary Bea and the Strawberries all the way home
Tamara Hogan

 

A charming story about Mary Bea dealing with feelings of anger and frustration as she battles with her mother to eat exactly what she likes… in this case, hot, steamy chippies from the drive through on the way home from school! »

Format: Colour 230mm x 230mm
Pages: 32pp
ISBN: 978-1-921787-79-9


Mary Bea says WhY is for Yoga by Tamara Hogan .
. Mary Bea says WhY is for Yoga
Tamara Hogan

 

The series seeks to equip children with fundamental life-skills and concepts to hold them in good stead as they navigate the wondrous and complicated journey of ‘growing up’. The key to each of Mary Bea’s books, is the scope for children to become immersed in the simple joy of ‘story’, while also providing opportunity for Thinking and Talking Time at the end of the book .»

Format: Colour 230mm x 230mm
Pages: 32pp
ISBN: 978-1-922204-06-6


Lizzie McWitchy  by Christine Hookham .
. Lizzie McWitchy
Christine Hookham

 

Barefoot Magic
L
zzie McWitchy lives in the bush, surrounding herself with animals and creatures who have come to trust and love her. Some men from the city want to destroy the bush to build houses, so the animals enlist Lizzie's help to save their homes. Lizzie then embarks on a special spell to make the men see the earth's distress at their actions.

Format: Paperback Full Colour
Pages: 36pp
ISBN: 9781922022653


A Baker's Dozen . A Baker's Dozen
Nigel Gray + Cedric Baxter


A mouth-watering feast of stories cooked up by the highly acclaimed author, Nigel Gray, and sumptuously decorated by the celebrated artist, Cedric Baxter. Charming, thought-provoking and bubbling over with laughs. Lip-smackingly good.

 

 

Format: Paperback Colour
Pages: 128pp
ISBN: 978-0-9803623-9-8


. . We Are One
Jennifer Black


While we may all look, feel, behave differently, and come in different shapes and sizes from different parts of the world, ‘We Are One’.

 

 

 

Format: Paperback Colour
Pages: 32pp
RRP: $24.95




Saving Jasper . Saving Jasper
Nigel Gray + Cedric Baxter

Jasper, the Moon Bear, spends a happy childhood in the forest before he is trapped and caged. Will Jasper spend the rest of his days in that terrible place, or is rescue on the way?

Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 978-0-9804170-7-4


My Two Super Dads . My Two Super Dads
Bronny + Muntsa

“I’ve got two Dads
We make a family
We’ve got a cat and a dog
And a garden with a big oak tree”

Format: Paperback Full Colour
RRP: $14.95


My Super Single mum . My Super Single Mum
Bronny + Muntsa

“It’s just Mum and me
And that’s okay,
We have lots of fun
Just her and me, everyday”

Format: Paperback Full Colour
RRP: $14.95


The Sanctuary . The Sanctuary
S. Bonaventure

A simple decision to walk down to the stream one morning before breakfast leads 13 year-old Jamie Montgomery into unexpected danger. His instinctive response has him at first running, then fighting for his life.

 

 

Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 978-1-9217872-8-7
RRP: $29.95


Bootsie . Bootsie Series
Mike James


Bootsie is desperate for his team to get into the finals of the under-11’s rugby union competition. But first, they have to face the Eastern Warriors, the South East Cats, then the dreaded Western Rebels.

 

 

 

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 978-0-980638-13-4
RRP: $14.95


Duck and the Big Wave by  Rick Caine . Duck and the Big Wave
Rick Caine

Duck loves to surf more than anything else in the world. Unfortunately he is terrified by the big crashing waves.

Format:Hardcover
ISBN: 9781921787751
RRP: $17.95

 

 

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