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            Dawn Raid
             

            Dawn Raid (Paperback)

            By Smith, Pauline

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            What is an overstayer? Through Sofia's heartfelt diary entries, we witness the terror of being dawn-raided and gain an insight into the courageous and tireless work of the Polynesian Panthers in the 1970s as they encourage immigrant families across New Zealand to stand up for the...ir rights.
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            ISBN 9781775434757
            Published AU 1 Mar 2018
            Publisher Scholastic
            Interest Age 9-12 years
            Series My New Zealand Story
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            Refugee

            Refugee (Paperback)

            By Gratz, Alan

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            Three different kids. One mission in common: ESCAPE. Josef is a Jewish boy in 1930s Nazi Germany. With the threat of concentration camps looming, he and his family board a ship bound for the other side of the world. Isabel is a Cuban girl in 1994. With riots and unrest plaguing h...er country, she and her family set out on a raft, hoping to find safety and freedom in America. Mahmoud is a Syrian boy in 2015. With his homeland torn apart by violence and destruction, he and his family begin a long trek toward Europe. All three young people will go on harrowing journeys in search of refuge. All will face unimaginable dangersfrom drownings to bombings to betrayals. But for each of them, there is always the hope of tomorrow. And although Josef, Isabel, and Mahmoud are separated by continents and decades, surprising connections will tie their stories together in the end
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            ISBN 9781742997681
            Published AU 1 Jun 2018
            Publisher SCHOLASTIC AUSTRALIA PTY LTD
            Interest Age 13+ years
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            The Tattooist of Auschwitz - YA Edition
             

            The Tattooist of Auschwitz - YA Edition (Paperback)

            By Morris, Heather

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            I tattooed a number on her arm. She tattooed her name on my heart. In 1942, Lale Sokolov arrived in Auschwitz-Birkenau. He was given the job of tattooing the prisoners marked for survival - scratching numbers into his fellow victims' arms in indelible ink to create what would bec...ome one of the most potent symbols of the Holocaust. Waiting in line to be tattooed, terrified and shaking, was a young girl. For Lale - a dandy, a jack-the-lad, a bit of a chancer - it was love at first sight. And he was determined not only to survive himself, but to ensure this woman, Gita, did too. So begins one of the most life-affirming, courageous, unforgettable and human stories of the Holocaust: the love story of the tattooist of Auschwitz. This edition is edited and updated for younger readers, and also contains extra materials, including classroom discussion points, additional photos, maps and documents and other educational resources.
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            ISBN 9781760686031
            Published AU 3 Jun 2019
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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            The Ghost of Howlers Beach (The Butter O'Bryan Mysteries, #1)

            The Ghost of Howlers Beach (The Butter O'Bryan Mysteries, #1) (Paperback)

            By French, Jackie

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            Butter O'Bryan has been told there are ghosts on Howler's Beach, but are there? Butter O'Bryan may live in a 'Very Small Castle' on the headland with his father and doting aunts, but he is very aware of the hardship that the Depression has created with 'susso' camps' and desperat...e unemployment. Butter has been told there are ghosts on nearby isolated Howler's Beach, but are there? And how can the children that Butter plays cricket with on the beach simply vanish? Who are these children and why do they refuse his help? Butter is certain the children are hiding a secret and he is determined to solve the mystery.
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            ISBN 9781460757727
            Published AU 24 Feb 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
            Series The Butter O'Bryan Mysteries
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            Hotaka: Through My Eyes - Natural Disaster Zones

            Hotaka: Through My Eyes - Natural Disaster Zones (Paperback)

            By Heffernan, John; Edited by White, Lyn

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            A powerful and moving story about one boy caught up in the Japanese earthquake and tsunami of 2011.

            ISBN 9781760113766
            Published AU 22 Feb 2017
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
            Series THROUGH MY EYES - NATURAL DISASTER ZONES
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            The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

            The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (Paperback)

            By Boyne, John

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            Nine-years-old Bruno has a lot of things on his mind. Who is the Fury? Why did he make them leave their nice home in Berlin to go to 'Out-With'? And who are all the sad people in striped pyjamas on the other side of the fence? The grown-ups won't explain so Bruno decides there is... only one thing for it - he will have to explore this place alone.
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            ISBN 9780099572862
            Released AU 1 Aug 2012
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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            The Chicken's Curse

            The Chicken's Curse (Paperback)

            By Watts, Frances

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            Felix and Livia are two runaways who are being pursued across the Roman empire, from the darkest, dampest corner of Gaul to the dry, desert sands of Tadmor. They must reach Rome by the Ides of April to rescue Livia's brother before he is sent into the arena to do battle with lion...s - and perhaps a vicious ostrich or two! Along the way, the pair are helped (and hindered) by a selfish sacred chicken, a foolish camel and a grumpy magic carpet as they encounter bandits, a shipwreck and a false accusation. Will they save Livia's brother in time, or will they all fall victim to the chicken's curse?
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            ISBN 9781760525569
            Published AU 4 Feb 2020
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
            Interest Age 8-12 years
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            The War That Saved My Life

            The War That Saved My Life (Paperback, UK ed.)

            By Bradley, Kimberly Brubaker

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            A young disabled girl and her brother are evacuated from London to the English countryside during World War II, where they find life to be much sweeter away from their abusive mother.

            ISBN 9781925355642
            Published AU 16 May 2016
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
            Interest Age 9-11 years
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            Atticus Van Tasticus 2: The Map of Half Maps

            Atticus Van Tasticus 2: The Map of Half Maps (Paperback)

            By Daddo, Andrew; Illustrated by Michael King, Stephen

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            ATTICUS VAN TASTICUS is back. And this time he means business. Having escaped certain disaster on the high seas, he's on the scent of treasure. Then the call comes from above- 'Ship ahoy, Captain, ship ahoy!' If only it were good news, which of course it ain't. Vicious, mean and ...mighty unclean Bjorn Ironhead is on the warpath - and Atticus and his crew are in his sights. Stay and fight, or run and hide? But where do you hide a pirate ship, and who's this Captain Half Map, and, most of all, where's that TREASURE OF TREASURRRRES?! Join Atticus and his crew as they roll from one adventure to certain disasterrrrr...
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            ISBN 9781760892913
            Published AU 3 Mar 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 7-9 years
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            Pirate Boy of Sydney Town

            Pirate Boy of Sydney Town (Paperback)

            By French, Jackie

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            A SWASHBUCKLING ADVENTURE FROM AUSTRALIA'S CHILDREN'S LAUREATE Twelve-year-old Ben Huntsmore is the son of a ship-owner, an only child who loves the farming life on his family's estate, Badger's Hill. But when Ben's father loses their ancestral home to pay a gambling debt, Ben re...luctantly joins his father in a desperate venture to win back their home, capturing enemy trading ships off the west Australian coast. While at sea, Ben must face not just the giant waves of the Southern Ocean but also Dutch guns, as well as unexpected treachery as he realises that his almost-unknown father will sacrifice even his son to make his fortune. Only the unexpected friendships of the mysterious convict Higgins and young Indigenous sailor Guwara will help Ben survive, as well as show him the true meaning of loyalty and riches. From one of Australia's most-renowned children's authors comes a book filled with swashbuckling adventures that uncovers Australian's hidden history as a pirate port and slavers' den. PRAISE FOR NANBERRY: BLACK BROTHER WHITE 'For really, really good Australian young-adult (and middle-grade) historical fiction, Jackie French has always been a winner ... With Nanberry: Black Brother White she delivers an excellent fictionalised account of the First Fleet's settlement at Sydney Cove ... a powerful novel' - Australian Bookseller & Publisher, 5 stars 'She is one of few masters who can embed historic characters in rattling good tales, and her meticulous research is seamlessly inserted so that you live the detail rather than learn it. Even if you are not into history, Nanberry will hook you in ... Irresistible for history buffs of any age' - Good Reading Magazine, 5 stars 'I've been telling all my friends to read this book, and to give it to their kids to read. It's absolutely engrossing' - Herald Sun
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            ISBN 9781460754795
            Published AU 20 May 2019
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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