by Virginia Kroll
Although the tradition is to present carp kites only to boys on Children's Day, Kimiko's parents find a way to make the day special for her. The colorful illustrations show the enchantment of the flowing carp kites on Children's Day and the ...
by Nicolas Brasch
The 1942 Kokoda campaign was only four months long, yet it is a battle that has left a lasting impression in Australian history. Find out what it was really like on the KokodaTrack and how the Australian troops fought their way through mud and ...
by Brian Selznick
Orphan, clock keeper, thief: Hugo lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station, where his survival depends on secrets and anonymity. Combining elements of picture book, graphic novel, and film, Caldecott Honor artist Selznick breaks open the ...
by Catriona Hoy
The Little Dinosaur recreates a truthful and poignant story of a little dinosaur that lived millions of years ago in the land called Gondwana. It was cold, even in summer in Gondwana, and dark all day and night during winter. The little dinosaur ...
by Donna Gynell
Arthur is a very ordinary brown dog in Mrs Humber's pet shop. See his humorous antics, as he tries to be accepted.
by Morris Gleitzman
Jamal and Bibi have a dream. To lead Australia to soccer glory in the next World Cup. They know it won't be easy. They'll have to beat some really good teams, plus landmines, pirates, storms and assassins. But they are sure they can achieve their ...
by Francisco X Stork
Imagine CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG . . . with a romance, and you have the beginnings of this story of a young man struggling with the world outside his head--and the woman who gets inside it. <br>Marcelo Sandoval hears music no one else can ...
by Sarah Brennan
It's 221BC, and the mighty Emperor Qin Shi Huang has a terrible problem...someone is stealing all his vegetables! Enter Rhonda Rabbit, an extremely cheeky bunny. Will the Emperor save his bok choi, or will Rhonda Rabbit live to crunch another day?
An Adventure Novel
by Celine Kiernan
I think the fire changed us - me and Dom. Though I didn't feel much different at first, I think something inside of us opened up, or woke up. I think, all at once, we began to understand how easily things are broken and taken and lost.
by Margaret Wild
David is frightened of the sea, but when he finds a conch shell, he can hear the sea trapped inside. This beautifully illustrated story takes the reader into a child's fantasy world. 1985 CBC Book of the Year Award Shortlisted.
by Scot Gardner
Laurence Augustine Rainbow is born into an ordinary family, and seems set for an ordinary life. But as the world changes around him, so does the happiness of his own family. Unique, dark and ultimately uplifting, this is a beautiful story of one ...
by Kathryn Dodd-Farrawell
This reader is aimed at Aboriginal school students. In this story the reader learns about life for one Aboriginal family in Rockhampton in Queensland.
The True Story of Jim Martin, the Youngest Anzac
by Anthony Hill
On 28th June 1915, young James Martin sailed from Melbourne on the troopship Berrima - bound, ultimately, for Gallipoli. He was just fourteen years old. This is Jim's extraordinary story, the story of how a young and enthusiastic schoolboy became ...
by H.J. Harper
When Jay is invited to audition for his favourite director, he is overjoyed. But things are not as they seem. Could director Ben Beaumont really be asking Jay to lead a team of kids in a battle against evil? Jay has his doubts, but when someone ...
by Jim Howes
Everyone calls Brett O'Reilly 'Pencil' because he's long and wiry and draws the ball to him wherever he goes on the field. Pencil plays for local club, the Gippsland Power, and everyone expects him to be drafted to an AFL team. Essendon is his ...
by Sarah Brennan
Oswald Ox is the oldest beast to grace a farmyard in the East! He's enjoying his retirement in the sun, but the other animals are none too pleased, not to mention the grumpy farmer's wife. Then the winter stores go missing... Will wisdom and ...
by K.A.S. Quinn
Atlantic's first children' book announces the arrival of "Chronicles of the Tempus", a major new trilogy for 9-12 year old readers. Imagine E. Nesbit crossed with Philip Pullman. Why is Katie Berger-Jones-Burg under a sofa in Buckingham Palace?
by Sarah Brennan
Temujin the Tiger is the Terror of the East. He's wrought a trail of devastation and fine dining across the Mongolian plains into China, right up to the gates of the Great Imperial Palace! Inside the GIP lives Princess Precious - as awful as her ...
Little Bear's thank-you kiss from grandmother gets passed on to him by many animals and greatly aids the skunks' romance