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CHILDREN'S

Welcome to our Children's collection, where you'll find fun and beautiful titles by Australian authors ready to ignite young imaginations...

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The Very Clever Bee is a non-fiction reference book for children that covers key aspects of the life and role of the European honeybee (Apis mellifera) and its great value to humankind and life on planet earth.

 

Although the book has been written with middle grade children in mind, children of all ages and adults alike will find beautiful illustrations, diagrams and pearls of information in the form of ‘fact boxes’. The book is peppered with quotes from great minds such as Aristotle, Karl Von Frisch, literature giants Victor Hugo, Jonathan Swift and the most famous honey lover of all and much beloved by children, Winnie-the-Pooh.

 

Hopefully, the knowledge gleaned from The Very Clever Bee will lead to an understanding of how vital the bee is to ensuring a safe food supply for all life on earth. And children will learn to respect bees rather than fear them.

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Bernice Peppercorn’s imagination fills her mind and her notebooks with adventure and intrigue.

 

She sees crimes where there are none and races to the local police station daily to fulfil her civic duty. When a real robbery is committed in town, Bernice dives into detective mode and stumbles across vital clues that could find the thieves.

 

No one believes her except Ike, a one-legged fisherman who lives down at the wharf. Bernice Takes a Plunge is an exciting and humorous adventure for readers aged 7-12.

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Chickabella is supposed to be minding her seven younger siblings, but when she borrows her mother's magical wand colourful mischief follows... 

Young children will love looking at the bright pictures and joining in with making the shapes and sounds of what each diversely named chick wants to be when they grow up.
Each page helps you introduce children to a different colour of the rainbow.

Buy Chickabella and the Rainbow Magic for an entertaining and educational read-aloud story today!

 

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Chickabella entices her seven younger siblings and three feline friends into a counting game of hide and seek. Chickens and counting and cats, oh my!

Young children will love counting down with Chickabella, joining in with each player’s action, and finding where all the colourful chicks and cats have hidden themselves.

There are lots of opportunities for counting and number recognition as each page helps you introduce children to a different number with pictures, numerals, and words.

Chickabella Counts to Ten is the all-new, colourful book from the mother-daughter team that brought you Chickabella and the Rainbow Magic.

Buy Chickabella Counts to Ten and start counting today!

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Friends Are What Happen When You're Making Other Plans...

 

Everything is changing for 11-year-old Alex and, as an autistic person, change can be terrifying. With the first day of high school only a couple of months away, Alex is sure that having a friend by his side will help.
 
So, he's devised a plan - impress the kids at school by winning a trophy at the PAWS Dog Show with his trusty sidekick, Kevin.

 

This should be a walk in the park . . . right?

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The most fundamental of all rights is an asylum seeker's right to freedom.

 

Zallah and her mother have escaped their war torn country and are looking for safety in Australia. Instead of freedom they find themselves in a refugee detention centre. Zallah struggles with the reason for this punishment. A True Person is a moving story which highlights the bond between Mother and Daughter in times of adversity.

 

For Zallah there is a light at the end of the tunnel and we celebrate with her as she realises what it means to be A True Person.

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Little Lorie Had a Farm is a book about an Australian girl who meets different animals around her family's farmhouse.

 

Written for children aged 3-6, it contains ten stories full of imagination, excitement and well-presented educational information about the most popular Australian animals: kangaroos, wombats, emus, cockatoos, and others.

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Coupled with simple but captivating illustrations, Calm of the Storm uses cleverly formulated rhymes that embrace the five senses to walk a child through the positive and fun things that a storm can bring; and to add a little bit of fun there is a ‘find the bird’ on each spread.

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Light in the Dark is a playful illustrated children’s book that teaches children not to be afraid of the dark.

 

The story follows a young boy using play through hide and seek with his dad to see the lighter sides of the dark and cleverly utilises the different colours of the rainbow to also teach children about colours.

 

And to add a bit more fun, there is a ‘find the star’ on each spread.

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Rosie is an unhappy house whose beloved family have moved out.

 

The Frogmarches and their horrible nose-picking son threaten to move in and Rosie is beside herself with worry.

 

Rosie’s friend, the wattle fairy, grants her a wish which might solve all her problems and answer her wildest dreams.

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This is a beautiful story of a little possum who loves rhythm.

 

Close by to the tree he lives in with his mum, is the Blue House with a veranda . In this house live musicians who play in the local Bush Band. Often they can be heard practicing their catchy music.

 

Poss loves the rhythm and over time and a few adventures, teaches himself to keep in time to the music.

Illustrated by Wild Life Artist Matteo Grilli!

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Mille and her family have moved house and Millie is starting at a new school. She is very nervous about making new friends.

 

Her favourite past time is lying on the grass watching the clouds float by. Her favourite cloud is the whale. She meets Jeremy as he is curious about what she is doing and with his help and the help of her Cloud Friends she makes lots of new friends.

 

Millie is a lovely, sweet story beautifully illustrated by artist Helen Pearson

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10-year-old Freya Patel thinks it is RUBBISH her family are living on her Gran’s farm in Australia for a year, leaving everything she knows behind in London.

 

Emma Lloyd is excited to have a girl her own age come to live next door. She’s lived on her family dairy farm her whole life. Can such different girls be friends?

 

When Maisie the cow gets in trouble, they must join forces to save her newborn calf!

Eddy's Treasure

While out digging for ants one day, Eddy the echidna finds a treasure chest.

 

With the help of his friends from the Australian bush, they work to get it open!

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Loysa was a young girl growing up in a poor family who survived by rice farming.

 

On the day a new water buffalo was born, her life changed. The young calf was gangly, legs much too long and a body much to thin.
 
He was called Payat. Loysa had plans for this new member of the family. In her mind, he was not meant for working in the fields.

 

This is Loysa'a story.

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