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Tammy Damulkurra

Derek Pugh; The Sunshine Girls
9780992355821
2017-06-01
A$4.99
Derek Pugh

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"a landmark in Australian literature" Maurice Rioli, MLA
 
Fifteen year old Tammy Damulkurra lives in Maningrida - a remote Aboriginal community in Arnhem Land. Tammy has friends and likes the disco and thinks at last she has her first boyfriend but he cheats on her and Tammy gets into a fight with her arch enemy, Sharon. Tammy's parents send her to the outstations for several weeks to cool off and she quickly gets used to the bush and fishing and hunting with relatives. When she returns to Maningrida her love life is a mess and it's not until she leaves again for school that she realises that it's all going to be okay.
 
Originally released in 1995 this second edition celebrates two decades of literacy education in remote communities in Australia.
 
"a story that will strike chords with many teenagers," with a "naive quality and adolescent voice (which) makes it instantly accessible" B Richardson


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That Stranger Next Door

Goldie Alexander
9780992492441
2014-11-01
A$3.99
Clan Destine Press

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In 1954, Melbourne is still reeling from WWII; the Cold War sees suspicions running high and the threat of communism and spies hide in every shadow.
Jewish schoolgirl, Ruth, is trying to navigate her own path, despite her strict upbringing and the past that haunts her family.
It's a path that she wishes could include her first love, Patrick, but the rich Catholic boy is strictly off limits.
When a mysterious woman moves in next door in the dead of night, Ruth is convinced she is none other than Eva or Evdokia Petrov, a Soviet spy and wife of the infamous Russian defector, Vladimir Petrov.
Could Ruth's unlikely new friend really be the most sought-after woman in Australia?
Will Ruth's own clandestine meetings with Patrick be discovered?
How does the Petrov Affair, as it became known, impact the life of one ordinary girl and her family?


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The Adventures of Eddie and Flip Boy

Bobby Holland Hanton
9780648697060
2022-06-20
A$8.99
Brolga Publishing

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Eddie is absolutely obsessed with his favourite super-hero character: Flip Boy. No matter where he is, or what he's doing, Eddie spends all of his time glued to his tablet, watching Flip Boy. Eddie even wants to be Flip Boy! The problem is, his superhero antics never go quite to plan.
However, when Eddie is lucky enough to meet Flip Boy, he finds out that being a superhero is harder than it looks - it takes hard work and training.
Join Eddie and become your own superhero by being fit and healthy. There is a spread of fun keep-fit tips at the end of the book!
 
Bobby Holland Hanton is a real-life Flip Boy and Hollywood stuntman. He has worked on blockbuster films including: Thor, The Avengers, Mission Impossible, Star Wars, Skyfall, Batman, Captain America and Pirates of the Caribbean; as well as hit TV show, Game of Thrones.
Bobby trained as a gymnast from the age of four and he's passionate about the mental and physical benefits of enjoying exercise from a young age.
Inspired by his experiences with his daughter, this is his debut picture book.
 


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The Amoora Trilogy

Penny Gerner
9781922175199
2016-05-01
A$9.99
Brolga Publishing

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The Amoora Trilogy (Anne's Holiday, Return to Amoora and Summer's End) follow Anne's adventures on her holidays in Amoora - from when she first arrives as a 10-year-old, to when she returns as a maturing 15-year-old and then again as a headstrong young woman of 19. Forming a special friendship with John, the local boat-owner's son, Anne learns to surf and fish, plays a part in solving a local mystery and experiences frightening bushfires and storms. But more importantly, Anne confronts the challenges of growing up - including her new feelings for her old friend, John.


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The Blue Seal of Trinity Cove

Linda Maree Malcolm
9780987587961
2014-03-01
A$4.99
Woodslane Press

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Blue Seal is the second book in this exciting new series. Young readers will greet with excitement the return of Bobby, David and the professor. The two heroes are thrown into the world of time travel once again, but what do they find? Their Garden of Eden island appears to be in chaos and their beloved Crone near death. The wicked Workhouse Oracle and her orbs need to be stopped in their tracks. Bobby's crystal ball is wanted desperately. What is the Blue Seal and where can they find it?
Maybe Henry and Ina's secrets will be revealed - what do the children hear when they eavesdrop on their conversation?
What does their time travel reveal about the island natives? The illuminating but horrifying tale that Madden relates to the children exposes truths they had never known before. Bobby and David's relationship becomes closer as they experience many challenging encounters, and they find themselves bonding in a way they would never have guessed at when they first met.
Will it be the past or the future that reveals what they need to know to save their precious island and revered Crone?


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The Bravest Dugong

Alec Trost; Graeme Compton
9781925117530
2015-08-01
A$3.99
Little Steps Publishing

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Brave Charlie D is a dugong who lives in Australian waters with his large family. One day he bids goodbye to all his relatives, and sets off on an adventure to discover new worlds and learn new skills - the most courageous dugong of them all! A picture book told in rhyme.


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The Claw

Karen Witt; Aaron Pocock
9781922358196
2020-09-01
A$4.99
Little Steps Publishing

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‘Clive was charming, friendly and chipper,
and on each side of his body, he boasted a nipper.’
 
But... when Clive loses a nipper one terrible night, he also loses his confidence. Can Clive rise  to the occasion when a greedy fisherman, Mr Beerbellio, arrives in the bay hungry for crab sandwiches?


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The Curly Cow
A True Story
Joanne Le Maitre
9781925283815
2018-07-26
A$4.99
Joanne Le Maitre

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The Curly Cow is a heart-warming story about a family of cows and the girl who looked after them on a small farm in the Hunter Valley of NSW. It spans 37 years of farm life, showing us all the ups and downs of living on the land. It is the close bond and friendship between the author and the animals that make her long and unpredictable hours and climatic hardships worth the effort.
'Joanne Le Maitre has told a lovely story in The Curly Cow. Suitable for country and city kids alike. Utterly, or should that be udderly adorable.' - Alison Lewis, author 'Missing'
'If you can look into a cow's eyes and see diamonds, you will love this book wholeheartedly and read it again and again. I want to come back as a cow. Not just an ordinary cow though, I want to come back as a special cow under the loving care of Joanne Le Maitre.' - John Morrow's 'Pick of the Week'


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The Dream Team Returns

Natalie Rose; Nick Walsh
9781922358806
2021-02-01
A$4.99
Little Steps Publishing

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Mia and her Grandfather return to the parallel world of Nilimbia to a curious welcome by their hybrid guides. As they tour the realm they are rewarded with glimpses of grandness, moments of magic, and flashes of colourful history between Nilimbia and the Land Down Under. When Mia creates a dream to save an endangered species she is appointed Dream Weaver. The acts of a few change everything though, and a mission to prove her skills forces Mia to make some difficult decisions. Can Mia follow her heart and imagination to unite the magic of Nilimbia and bring humans and hybrids together?


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The Faraway Seed

Anna Boucaut; Jill Brailsford
9780994256591
2015-06-01
A$4.99
Woodslane Press

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This beautifully illustrated story teaches children about the importance of understanding and accepting change and difference in all people. A perfect forest grew tall and proud on the land. One day a bird from a faraway place flew over the forest and dropped a different seed. The other trees in the forest didn't like this 'difference' and did everything in their power to block the little tree's growth. But slowly they learn that we were all, at some point, a seed from a faraway place. As seen on ABC's 'PlaySchool'.


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The Forgotten Map

Cameron Stelzer
9780994248602
2015-01-01
A$9.99
Daydream Press

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Whisker is a cyclone-surviving circus rat with a troublesome tail and a boat load of luck. When a strange ship pulls him out of the ocean, Whisker's new life as a Pie Rat apprentice begins.
 
Welcome aboard the good ship Apple Pie - a peculiar pastry-inspired ship where cannons shoot mouldy pies, coloured pencils are used as peg-legs and the champion swords-rat fights with two scarlet scissor swords.


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The Golden Anchor

Cameron Stelzer
9780994248657
2017-02-01
A$9.99
Daydream Press

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Around Whisker's neck hangs a tiny golden pendant - a symbol of hope and a reminder of his family. Passed down from generation to generation, the golden anchor is much more than just a lucky charm. It may be Whisker's final hope of saving his parents.
 
The thrilling sixth book in the award-winning series.


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The Great Apple Surprise
And the Power of Ten
Josephine Brooker; Annelies Billeter
9781922678874
2022-05-01
A$4.99
Little Steps Publishing

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Nannu Charlie’s favourite number is ten. Now that James has turned ten, he has finally been invited to help all his older cousins pick and pack apples on Nannu’s farm.
After all the apples are packed onto trays and into boxes, James finds out they will get a surprise if they pack more apples than last year – but they weren’t keeping count!
Will James and his cousins get their surprise?


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The Green Ambulance Caper

Alan Horsfield; Jan D'Silva
9780992590123
2014-10-01
A$4.99
Woodslane Press

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Have you ever described someone as a couch potato or called a dud car a lemon? How do you think this makes a potato or lemon feel? Tiffany finds out it's not fair to the plants.
But there are people who are really nasty to plants - the Topiary Twins, Nettle and Thistle. They do dastardly things. They even keep some plants captive. They are villains of the worst kind.
Tiffany discovers Bindi and Dusty Thorn have a green ambulance. They care for plants that have been mistreated and try to stop the vile schemes of the Topiary Twins.
To be really successful there must be a showdown with the twins... Not something to be relished!


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The Healthy Harvest

Emma Martin; Graeme Compton
9781925117240
2015-05-01
A$3.99
Little Steps Publishing

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With the help of Harry Harvester and his friends - Alfie Apple, Carly Carrot, Charlie Cheese, Wally Wheat, Sammy Salmon and Tommy Takeaway - children will learn the importance of each food group, where food comes from, the nutrients they provide and how much they should consume to get the maximum health benefits for their growing bodies. The Healthy Harvest is perfect for parents and educators in explaining the importance of healthy eating in a fun yet factual way.

 

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