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Birdsong by the Billabong by Maura Finn and Cate James

Birdsong by the Billabong by Maura Finn and Cate James

As we walk down to the billabong to see what we can see, the sun is shining bright. Over near the tea trees, where ...
The Independent Pea by Maree Coote

The Independent Pea by Maree Coote

This fun book is as much for adults as it is for kids. Meet pea, an independent little vegetable. While all the ...
Bunny and Bird 2: How to be Invisible by Nick Bland

Bunny and Bird 2: How to be Invisible by Nick Bland

Bunny sneaks up on Bird, 'Boo!' he whispers. Why are you whispering asks Bird? 'I wanted to let you know I'm ...
Footprint by Phil Cummins and Sally Soweol Han

Footprint by Phil Cummins and Sally Soweol Han

Walk into morning, the open air. Wake to the wonder you find there. Trudge along the winding track A precious ...
Wild and Free by Carrie Gallasch & Illustrated by Martina Heiduczek

Wild and Free by Carrie Gallasch & Illustrated by Martina Heiduczek

Our weary eyes soon drift to sleep, with heavy heads our thoughts fall deep … to dream of days when we can ...
The Beehive by Megan Daley

The Beehive by Megan Daley

Willow loves to go to school. She likes to get there early to check on the native stingless bees. They are her ...
The Knight with No Bottom by Levine van Teunenbroek

The Knight with No Bottom by Levine van Teunenbroek

Our brave knight is bereft. In a stoush with a dragon he has lost his bottom! How can he win the heart of his ...
Night Watch by Jodi Toering and Tannya Harricks

Night Watch by Jodi Toering and Tannya Harricks

Out in the bush the day is coming to a close and dusk is settling in. The sky is pink behind the gum tree ...
The Easter Bunny’s Grandest Egg Hunt by Jess Racklyeft

The Easter Bunny’s Grandest Egg Hunt by Jess Racklyeft

The Easter Bunny,  or E Buns, as he is known, is up early to bake the hot-cross buns and rake the lawn. He’s ...
In the Rockpool by Andrea Rowe & Hannah Sommerville

In the Rockpool by Andrea Rowe & Hannah Sommerville

One little rockpool. Two little eyes. Three little urchins, bobbing with the tide. In the Rockpool is a ...
Beach Song by Ros Moriarty and Samantha Campbell

Beach Song by Ros Moriarty and Samantha Campbell

When I duck and dive through the towering waves, I see what the dolphin sees - seaweed that sways in the rush ...
Neil, the Amazing Sea Cucumber by Amelia McInerney

Neil, the Amazing Sea Cucumber by Amelia McInerney

Neil the sea cucumber is not sure why he is in this book. Usually books are full of exciting creatures, and his ...
Hunter On Holiday by Jessica & Stephen Parry-Valentine

Hunter On Holiday by Jessica & Stephen Parry-Valentine

Our authors are travel fanatics, having been to 80 countries. Their popular first book was Our Home on Wheels ...
Good Night, Good Beach by Joy Cowley

Good Night, Good Beach by Joy Cowley

This story is in the form of a poem by the very talented Joy Cowley. We start as five kids arise from their ...
Bowerbird Blues by Aura Parker

Bowerbird Blues by Aura Parker

This special book is about Australia's industrious and busy bowerbird. Our bowerbird is a collector of everything ...
Artichoke To Zucchini by Alice Oehr

Artichoke To Zucchini by Alice Oehr

Alice Oehr is an acclaimed graphic artist. Her first book, Off to the Market, gave kids a tour of what you can buy ...
Secrets of the Saltmarsh by Claire Saxby

Secrets of the Saltmarsh by Claire Saxby

You will find me where the land meets the sea. I am wet and salty. I am home to birds all year, and still more are ...
Leaves by Stephen Hogtun

Leaves by Stephen Hogtun

Leaves is the most beautiful book that tells the story of a tree who has watched over his daughter since she was ...
This Book Is A Time Machine by Tracey Dembo

This Book Is A Time Machine by Tracey Dembo

This is a book about now, back then, and the future. When we start the book we are in the present, but as our ...
Big World, Tiny World: Bush by Jess Racklyeft

Big World, Tiny World: Bush by Jess Racklyeft

Jess Racklyeft is a prolific writer and illustrator and another author and illustrator who has a passion for ...
Mr Chicken Goes To Mars by Leigh Hobbs

Mr Chicken Goes To Mars by Leigh Hobbs

Mr Chicken has been here, there and everywhere, but he hasn’t been to Mars. Well, hold on to your tummies! Boris ...

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