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            The Dark Lady
             

            The Dark Lady (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Akala

            • RRP: $19.99
            • $14.99
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            • Pub Date
              14 Apr 20

            A natural storyteller with a vision of his own, THE DARK LADY, Akala's debut novel for teens will enthuse and entertain teenagers and young adults, showing that reading is a true super-power.

            ISBN 9781444957259
            Released AU 14 Apr 2020
            Publisher Hachette Children's Books
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
            Availability
            Available for pre-order, ships once released
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            The Sound of the Dark: Creepy Horror Stories by Young Australians Who Lived to Tell the Tale

            The Sound of the Dark: Creepy Horror Stories by Young Australians Who Lived to Tell the Tale (Paperback)

            By Contributors, Various; Phommavanh, Oliver

            • RRP: $16.99
            • $12.74
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            • In Stock At Publisher

            Do you ever get that creepy feeling? ... Like there's something spooky hiding under your bed? ... Like a rumbling growl from a dark alley as you walk past? ... Like that shivering sensation at the back of your spine, as if someone you can't see... is watching you? Get ready to be... freaked out! Fifteen young editors, mentored by children's author Tony Wilson and publishing industry professionals, put together a spine-chilling collection of stories on the theme of 'creepy horror'. The collection includes twelve hair-raising tales and poems written by young Australian writers between the ages of 8 to 12, alongside an original contribution by children's author Oliver Phommavanh, that Andy Griffiths describes as A white knuckle rollercoaster ride of pure terror! Program Details Every year, a panel of fifteen young editors, aged 8 to 12, are assembled to take part in 100 Story Building's Early Harvest publishing program. They select the theme of the book, commission cover art, and illustrations, curate the collection and make all the creative decisions involved in putting the book together. Throughout the process, they are guided by publishing industry professionals - including authors, designers, artists, and marketing experts. This year, 100 Story Building facilitators and children's writer Tony Wilson mentored children from across Melbourne through school incursions on the intricacies of writing a truly creepy tale. One hundred and thirty of these young authors submitted finished stories for consideration. From these, the young editors selected the twelve best stories and rounded out the collection by commissioning Oliver Phommavanh to contribute his work. The Early Harvest program was launched in 2011. Since then, the associated publications have featured 116 young authors as well as Andy Griffiths, Terry Denton, Shaun Tan, Alice Pung, Sally Rippin, Maxine Beneba Clarke, Andrew McDonald, Davina Bell, and Morris Gleitzman.
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            ISBN 9780648205319
            Published AU 19 Nov 2019
            Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
            Availability
            In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
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            The Puffin Book of Big Dreams
              

            The Puffin Book of Big Dreams (Hardback)

            • RRP: $44.50
            • $35.60
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            • Pub Date
              19 May 20

            Celebrating 80 years of Puffin, a beautifully illustrated and enchanting anthology for bedtime reading Perfect for reading aloud or reading independently at bedtime, this wonderful anthology features brand new stories, poems and illustrations from a plethora of well-loved and new... favourite Puffin authors, like Jacqueline Wilson, Nick Sharratt, Tom Fletcher, Malorie Blackman, Humza Ahmed and Henry White, Ed Vere, Sophy Henn, Mini Grey, Gareth Peter, Garry Parsons, Emily Sutton, Amy Sparkes, Hana Tooke and many more! Plus, rediscover carefully curated extracts from classic stories and family favourites like Eric Carle, Beatrix Potter, Allan Ahlberg, Michael Morpurgo, Julia Donaldson and Roald Dahl. And with quotes and motivational pieces from brilliantly inspiring leaders, scientists and actors on their own big dreams there is something magical for everyone to enjoy.
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            ISBN 9780241438206
            Released AU 19 May 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 7-9 years
            Availability
            Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 19 May 2020
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            Olympic Poems: 100% Unofficial!
              

            Olympic Poems: 100% Unofficial! (Paperback)

            By Moses, Brian; Stevens, Roger

            • RRP: $17.99
            • $16.19
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            • Pub Date
              11 Jun 20

            A brilliant, funny, inspiring collection of poems about sport and sporting events of every kind from, PE lessons to sports day to the final of the men's 100m race.

            ISBN 9781529043013
            Released AU 11 Jun 2020
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 7-9 years
            Availability
            Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 11 Jun 2020
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            Football 4 Every 1
              

            Football 4 Every 1 (Paperback)

            By Cookson, Paul

            • RRP: $17.99
            • $16.19
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            • Pub Date
              14 May 20

            Fantastically funny poems for all footie fans!

            ISBN 9781529022711
            Released AU 14 May 2020
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 9-11 years
            Availability
            Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 14 May 2020
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            On a Snow-Melting Day: Seeking Signs of Spring
              

            On a Snow-Melting Day: Seeking Signs of Spring (PDF ebook)

            By Silverman, Buffy

            Snowmen droop / Cardinals swoop, Rabbits bounce / Foxes pounce In the early days of spring when the snow begins to melt, plants and animals stir to life. High-impact photos and simple, rhyming text make for an engaging read-aloud while back matter offers more detail about ea...ch of the creatures featured in this celebration of spring's arrival.
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            ISBN 9781541581180
            Available in PDF
            Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
            Language en
            Released AU 4 Feb 2020
            Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
            Interest Age 4-9 years
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            A Girl Like Me
              

            A Girl Like Me (PDF ebook)

            By Johnson, Angela; Illustrated by Crews, Nina

            "Once I dreamed I swam / the ocean / and saw everything deep, cool / and was part of the waves. / I swam on by the people / onshore / hollering, / 'A girl like you needs to / stay out of the water / and be dry / like everyone else.'" Empower young readers to embrace their ind...ividuality, reject societal limitations, and follow their dreams. This inspiring picture book brings together a poem by acclaimed author Angela Johnson and Nina Crews's distinctive photocollage illustrations to celebrate girls of color.
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            ISBN 9781541578913
            Available in PDF
            Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
            Language en
            Released AU 4 Feb 2020
            Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
            Interest Age 8-12 years
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            Dictionary for a Better World: Poems, Quotes, and Anecdotes from A to Z
              

            Dictionary for a Better World: Poems, Quotes, and Anecdotes from A to Z (PDF ebook)

            By Latham, Irene; Waters, Charles; Illustrated by Amini, Mehrdokht

            Organized as a dictionary, entries in this book for middle-grade readers present words related to creating a better, more inclusive world. Each word is explored via a poem, a quote from an inspiring person, and a short personal anecdote from one of the co-authors, a prompt for ho...w to translate the word into action, and an illustration --
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            ISBN 9781541578937
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            Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
            Language en
            Released AU 4 Feb 2020
            Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
            Interest Age 8-12 years
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            Flash and Gleam: Light in Our World
              

            Flash and Gleam: Light in Our World (PDF ebook)

            By Fliess, Sue; Illustrated by Le, Khoa

            Lights glimmer, blaze and shine in this beautifully illustrated book about various forms of light. Informative back matter describes the scientific nature of light and how it's created. --

            ISBN 9781541581173
            Available in PDF
            Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
            Language en
            Released AU 3 Mar 2020
            Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
            Interest Age 5-8 years
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            The Missing: The True Story of My Family in World War II
              

            The Missing: The True Story of My Family in World War II (EPUB ebook)

            By Rosen, Michael

            A personal, powerful and resonant account of the Holocaust by one of this country's best-loved children's authors.By turns charming, shocking and heart-breaking, this is the true story of Michael Rosen's search for his relatives who "went missing" during the Second World War - to...ld through prose, poetry, maps and pictures. When Michael was growing up, stories often hung in the air about his great-uncles: one was a clock-mender and the other a dentist. They were there before the war, his dad would say, and weren't after. Over many years, Michael tried to find out exactly what happened: he interviewed family members, scoured the internet, pored over books and traveled to America and France. The story he uncovered was one of terrible persecution - and it has inspired his poetry for years since. Here, poems old and new are balanced against an immensely readable narrative; both an extraordinary account and a powerful tool for talking to children about the Holocaust.
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            ISBN 9781406396300
            Available in EPUB
            Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
            Language en
            Released AU 12 Dec 2019
            Publisher Walker Books
            Interest Age 9-11 years
            Ebook Terms 3 Year Limit on Discontinued Contract view?
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