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            True Stories (Of Endurance and Survival)

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            Wink

            Wink (Paperback)

            By Harrell, Rob

            • RRP: $19.99
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            Surviving school with one eye open. Ross Maloy just wants to be a normal seventh grader. He does not want to lose his hair, or wear a weird hat, or deal with the kids at school who don't know what to say to 'the cancer kid'. But with a sudden and horrifying diagnosis of a rare ey...e cancer, blending in is off the table. Based on Rob Harrell's real-life experiences, and filled with his cartoons and illustrations, this very personal and poignant novel is an unforgettable, hilarious and uplifting story of survival, and of finding music, magic and laughter in all of life's weirdness. EARLY PRAISE FOR WINK: 'Wink is the story of a boy's survival that is both deeply personal and wildly funny. It's fun, it's important, and it's got songs! Rock on, Rob Harrell! Batpig forever!' - Max Brallier, New York Times bestselling author of Last Kids on Earth 'I loved Wink! Heartbreakingly funny, this book is proof that laughter is the best form of medicine. A smart, likable story that's full of heart.' - Meg Cabot, author of The Princess Diaries 'Wink has all the right elements: humour, heart, and a Batpig. A deeply personal and moving story, it will (pun alert) rock you to the core.' - Terri Libenson, award-winning comics creator and author of the bestselling Invisible Emmie 'With a cast of characters that feel both deeply human and fully seen, this book has shot onto my list of all-time favourite books. Simply superb!' - Ingrid Law, author of Newbery Honor Book Savvy 'Funny, moving, and ultimately triumphant, Wink is a powerful story of everyday resilience, and of the different types of family that unexpectedly sprout up in the wake of tragedy.' - M.A. Larson, author of Pennyroyal Academy
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            ISBN 9781460758878
            Published AU 1 Apr 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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            On Two Feet and Wings: One Boy's Amazing Story of Survival

            On Two Feet and Wings: One Boy's Amazing Story of Survival (Paperback)

            By Kazerooni, Abbas

            • RRP: $15.99
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            I was not aware that I was crying until I saw the tears hit my shoes. Even with all the lights at the airport, the night outside looked dark and the air seemed thick. I wiped my eyes and tried to figure out what I could do. I was alone in a foreign land at the age of nine, and I ...did not speak the language. I was, quite simply, terrified...
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            ISBN 9781743311059
            Published AU 1 Aug 2012
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
            Series The Abbas Kazerooni Memoirs
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            Going Bush
             

            Going Bush (Hardback, New title)

            By Wheatley, Nadia; Illustrated by Searle, Ken

            • RRP: $29.99
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            A landmark publication from an acclaimed team - a beautiful and exciting picture book containing a message of hope. Nadia Wheatley and Ken Searle help sixteen children from eight schools in south-west Sydney explore their local environment and work collaboratively on art and writ...ing. Ages 7-12.
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            ISBN 9781741149111
            Published AU 1 Mar 2007
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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            Little Lion: A Long Way Home
             

            Little Lion: A Long Way Home (Hardback)

            By Brierley, Saroo; Illustrated by Whatley, Bruce

            • RRP: $24.99
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            • Pub Date
              3 Nov 20

            The extraordinary true story of survival that became an international bestseller and was made into the award-winning film, Lion, starring Nicole Kidman and Dev Patel. Now a stunning picture book illustrated by award-winning illustrator Bruce Whatley. Can you imagine being lost an...d not finding your way home again? Saroo Brierley became lost on a train in India when he was only five. He survived for weeks on the streets, before being taken into an orphanage and adopted by his Australian family. Despite being happy, Saroo always wondered about where he was from. And one day, after years of searching, he miraculously found what he was looking for. This incredible true story celebrates the importance of hope and never giving up.
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            ISBN 9780143795094
            Published AU 3 Nov 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 6-8 years
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            ANZAC Girl: the War Diaries of Alice Ross-King

            ANZAC Girl: the War Diaries of Alice Ross-King (Hardback)

            Illustrated by Racklyeft, Jess; By Simpson, Kate

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            It was 1914 when Sister Alice Ross-King left Australia for the war. Nursing was her passion - all she had ever wanted to do. But Alice couldn't have imagined what she would see. She served four long years and was brave, humble and endlessly compassionate. Using extracts from Alic...e's actual diaries kept in the Australian War Memorial, this story captures the danger, the heartache and the history of the young nurse who would one day become the most decorated woman in Australia.
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            ISBN 9781760637019
            Published AU 3 Mar 2020
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
            Interest Age 6-10 years
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            The Boy with Two Lives

            The Boy with Two Lives (Paperback)

            By Kazerooni, Abbas

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            From the author of the bestselling memoir On Two Feet and Wings, this is the story of refugee Abbas's double life in England: elite schoolboy by day, homeless by night.

            ISBN 9781743314838
            Published AU 26 Aug 2015
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
            Series The Abbas Kazerooni Memoirs
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            K-Zone Crazy Sports Facts: Extreme Edition
             

            K-Zone Crazy Sports Facts: Extreme Edition (Paperback)

            By Davis, Tony; Damaso, Elmer

            • RRP: $12.99
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            Have you ever ridden a motorcycle while being attacked by a monkey? Or pedaled a BMX bike off a cliff before popping your parachute? K-Zone magazine presents surprising, awe-inspiring and disgustingly extreme facts about sport to thrill those sport-mad kids in your family, especi...ally seven to nine-year-old boys!
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            ISBN 9781742377629
            Published AU 1 Oct 2011
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
            Interest Age 7-9 years
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            Mamie

            Mamie (Paperback)

            By McCartney, Tania

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            Celebrate the life of Australia's beloved May Gibbs through the eyes of a little girl with a big imagination. In a land far away, where fairies and pixies and elves live deep in the woods, a little girl is born. Her family call her Mamie. Mamie loves to sing, dance and paint with... her magical friends. Her days are like a modern-day fairy tale. But when her family moves to the bottom of the world, Mamie's life is turned upside down. From green fields drenched with rain to hot skies and dusty plains, will she ever find new fairy friends in this strange and beautiful land? From the talented Tania McCartney comes an exquisite book that celebrates the life of renowned children's author and illustrator, May Gibbs. PRAISE FOR MAMIE 'The story merges the real world with imagination ... illustrations are bright and cheerful, and present a landscape packed with nature, imaginary creatures and hidden adventure.' - Kids' Book Review 'Young readers will no doubt be inspired ... Parents and grandparents who grew up with Snugglepot and Cuddlepie and the Gumnut Babies will reminisce over McCartney's skillful gumnut illustrations' - Books+Publishing 'Mamie is not only a beauty to behold, but a book to treasure ... a sweet story with a massive heart, that captures an icon' - The Never Ending Bookshelf '... vibrant illustrations that lovingly capture the essence of May Gibbs as a little girl and celebrate the power of imagination. Mamie is one of my favourite books this year!' - Wild About Books
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            ISBN 9781460755877
            Published AU 18 Nov 2019
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age 3-6 years
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            Into the White: Scott'S Antarctic Odyssey
              

            Into the White: Scott'S Antarctic Odyssey (Paperback)

            By Grochowicz, Joanna

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            The enthralling and harrowing true story of Robert Falcon Scott's ill-fated Terra Nova Expedition, with evocative photographs, and illustrations by Sarah Lippett.

            ISBN 9781760293659
            Published AU 26 Apr 2017
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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            The Donkey Who Carried the Wounded (Animal Stars, #4)

            The Donkey Who Carried the Wounded (Animal Stars, #4) (Paperback)

            By French, Jackie

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            This is the story of a small unassuming donkey. It's also the story of Gallipoli, of Jack Simpson, and New Zealander stretcher-bearer Richard Henderson, who literally took up the reins after Simpson's death. Exhaustively researched, it gives a new depth to our understanding of th...is story of Anzac heroism. Ages 9+.
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            ISBN 9780732288396
            Published AU 1 Apr 2009
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age Children
            Series Animal Stars
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