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            When the Ground is Hard

            When the Ground is Hard (Paperback)

            By Nunn, Malla

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            Adele loves being one of the popular girls at Keziah Christian Academy. She knows the upcoming semester at school will be great with her best friend Delia at her side. Then Delia dumps her for a new girl with more money, and Adele is forced to share a room with Lottie, the school... pariah, who doesn't pray and defies teachers' orders. As they share a copy of Jane Eyre, Lottie's gruff exterior and honesty grow on Adele, and together they take on bullies and protect each other from the vindictive and prejudiced teachers. When a boy goes missing on campus, Adele and Lottie must work together to solve the mystery, in the process learn the true meaning of friendship.
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            ISBN 9781760524814
            Published AU 31 Mar 2020
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
            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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            After

            After (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Gleitzman, Morris

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            In the fourth part of Felix's story, continuing his adventures in World War Two, he faces perhaps his greatest challenge - to find hope when he's lost almost everything, including his parents. As Europe goes through the final agonizing stages of the war, Felix struggles to reconc...ile hatred and healing.
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            ISBN 9780670075447
            Published AU 25 Jul 2012
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 7-12 years
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            The Girl from the Great Sandy Desert

            The Girl from the Great Sandy Desert (Paperback)

            By Mona Chuguna, Jukuna; Lowe, Pat; Illustrated by Street, Mervyn

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            Age range 8-12 Girl from the Great Sandy Desert is the charming account of the life of Mana, a young Walmajarri girl, and her family, in the desert country of north-west Australia. Simultaneously delightful tales of children growing up and a social and cultural history of a way o...f life, Mona Chuguna's semi-autobiographical stories are set before European settlement impacted on the lives of the people of the Great Sandy Desert, and before they left their homelands. Beneath the hot blue sky, Mana is joined by her brothers, sisters and cousins, as well as her many mothers and her favourite dogs. With gentle humour, the stories depict the daily life of hunting and gathering, kinship obligations, the never-ending search for water, and the exploits of the young children. Alongside each story are cultural insights that enhance understanding of the text, making it especially valuable to educators looking for authentic material. Acclaimed Gooniyandi (Fitzroy River) artist Mervyn Street captures the subtle nuances of the stories and the Walmajarri way of life with beautiful black and white illustrations.
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            ISBN 9781922142054
            Published AU 1 Feb 2015
            Publisher Magabala Books
            Interest Age 8-12 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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            Refugee
             

            Refugee (Paperback)

            By Gratz, Alan

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            This action-packed novel tackles topics both timely and timeless: courage, survival, and the quest for home. Three kids go on harrowing journeys in search of refuge. And although Josef, Isabel, and Mahmoud are separated by continents and decades, shocking connections will tie the...ir stories together in the end.
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            ISBN 9781407184326
            Released AU 5 Oct 2017
            Publisher Scholastic
            Interest Age 9-11 years
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            Internationally sourced; ships 6-14 working days
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            Enola Holmes (Netflix Tie-in): the Case of the Missing Marquess
             

            Enola Holmes (Netflix Tie-in): the Case of the Missing Marquess (Paperback)

            By Springer, Nancy; Weltz, Jennifer

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              1 Dec 20

            When Enola Holmes, sister to the detective Sherlock Holmes, discovers her mother has disappeared, she quickly embarks on a journey to London in search of her. But nothing can prepare her for what awaits. Because when she arrives, she finds herself involved in the kidnapping of a ...young marquess, fleeing murderous villains, and trying to elude her shrewd older brothers--all while attempting to piece together clues to her mother's strange disappearance. Amid all the mayhem, will Enola be able to decode the necessary clues and find her mother?
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            ISBN 9781760878696
            Published AU 1 Dec 2020
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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            A Great Escape

            A Great Escape (Paperback)

            By Arena, Felice

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            Sometimes the only option is to fly . . . When Peter's family leaves for a day trip over the border, Peter stays behind. So when the borders close and the government builds a wall, he's trapped. Everyone tells him there's no escape and he might never see his family again. Peter h...as a plan . . . but will he survive it?
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            ISBN 9780143794042
            Published AU 5 Mar 2019
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 8-12 years
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            Atticus Van Tasticus

            Atticus Van Tasticus (Paperback)

            By Daddo, Andrew; Illustrated by Michael King, Stephen

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            1750, when times were tough and teeth were rotten... As part of an ancient family tradition - as a birthday gift from his rich Grandnan, Atticus Van Tasticus chooses a pirate ship, a choice that will change the course of history - well, OK - his story, at least. Instead of going ...to school or down a coal mine, Atticus pulls together a rag-tag bunch misfits - OOPS - a tough, brilliant crew, and sets out to wreak havoc - AHEM - live a piratin' life. With almost nothing, Atticus has a heart for adventure and beauty and danger. Where any minute might be your last, and your next minute could be your best. (If only they could get off the dock...)
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            ISBN 9780143796541
            Published AU 3 Sep 2019
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 6-8 years
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            Fire Watcher #2: Phoenix

            Fire Watcher #2: Phoenix (Paperback)

            By Gardiner, Kelly

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            May 1941. The Blitz is reaching its fiery climax. Christopher tries to go back to 1666; to find his new friends and learn more about the power of his phoenix ring. Instead, he finds himself in a smaller, older river port town known as Lundenwic, where the Anglo-Saxon community fa...ces an invasion by the dreaded Vikings. Christopher must discover why the ring has brought him here, and how to get back to his own time. But then Viking ships appear on the Thames, and their warriors threaten to burn the city and conquer the whole of England.
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            ISBN 9781742994284
            Published AU 1 Feb 2020
            Publisher SCHOLASTIC AUSTRALIA PTY LTD
            Interest Age 7-12 years
            Series Fire Watcher
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            6 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
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