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            The Schoolmaster's Daughter

            The Schoolmaster's Daughter (Paperback)

            By French, Jackie

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            Drawing on her own family history, this is a story from Jackie French about education in Colonial Australia - and how women once had to fight for their right to it. January 1901 Sharks circle the stranded ship as Hannah and her family head to a new home in the newly formed nation... of Australia. Hannah's father has a new post as the schoolmaster in a larger school in northern NSW, where the school's wealthy patron, a sugar planter called Mr Harris, will give the family a life of comfort and the best society. But secrets lurk in this subtropical paradise. From the moment Hannah's mother rebels against her husband's refusal to let Jamie, the Pacific Islander boy who rescues them from their shipwreck, into his school, the facade crumbles. Mr Harris's fortune is built on slavery and the whip. And the new Federal government's first law demands that all Pacific islanders - even those born in Australia - be deported. If Mr Harris learns of the secret school that Hannah's mother is running, it will mean ruin, violence, and possibly even death. Hannah and Jamie must fight for Jamie's right to stay in the land he loves, and for their rights to education and equality. Can the friendship and love of two young people win against such prejudice and power? Based on the lives of Jackie French's great-grandparents and grandmothers who taught - and fought - for equal education and the rights of all Australians, no matter what their background or the colour of the skin, this story shows us how the bravery and the battles of the past can give us courage for the challenges of today.
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            ISBN 9781460757710
            Published AU 1 Jun 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age 7-12 years
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            Puffin Little Historian: The Anzacs

            Puffin Little Historian: The Anzacs (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Australia, Penguin Random House

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            Just because we're little doesn't mean we can't learn BIG facts.

            ISBN 9781760897024
            Published AU 29 Sep 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 6-9 years
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            Finding Our Heart: A Story about the Uluru Statement for Young Australians

            Finding Our Heart: A Story about the Uluru Statement for Young Australians (Hardback)

            By Mayor, Thomas; Illustrated by Douglas, Blak

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            A young reader's edition that follows Thomas Mayor's bestselling book Finding the Heart of the Nation, which beautifully illustrates the reasons why the Uluru Statement from the Heart is so important.

            ISBN 9781741177176
            Published AU 2 Aug 2020
            Publisher Explore Australia
            Interest Age 5-8 years
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            Mao's Last Dancer: Young Readers Edition
             

            Mao's Last Dancer: Young Readers Edition (Paperback, Young readers' ed)

            By Cunxin, Li

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            The extraordinary biography of a young Chinese peasant boy who emerged from abject poverty, defected to the USA, and became principal dancer for the Houston ballet, a star in the US, friend to George and Barbara Bush, and a star of the Australian ballet as well. Is a condensed ed...ition for children. Ages 10+.
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            ISBN 9780143301646
            Published AU 2 May 2005
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age Children
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            Thinking Stories 2: Philosophical Inquiry for Children
             

            Thinking Stories 2: Philosophical Inquiry for Children (Paperback)

            Edited by Cam, Philip

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            A collection of eleven stories exploring issues such as friendship, multiculturalism, magic and make-believe, freedom and rights.

            ISBN 9780868065090
            Published AU 28 Feb 1994
            Publisher Hale & Iremonger,Pty.Ltd
            Interest Age 8-12 years
            Series The children's philosophy series
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            Robots: The Future is Now

            Robots: The Future is Now (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Hope, Charles

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            Robots are a fascinating and divisive subject. Many people believe they are destined to make our lives easier, while some believe they could be misused with terrible consequences. Take an in-depth look at this amazing technology and how it is already being used in Robots: The Fut...ure is Now!
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            ISBN 9781742034799
            Published AU 1 Jun 2020
            Publisher Wild Dog Books
            Interest Age Children
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            The Wild Way Home

            The Wild Way Home (Paperback)

            By Kirtley, Sophie

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            When Charlie's longed-for brother is born with a serious heart condition, Charlie's world is turned upside down. Upset and afraid, Charlie flees the hospital and makes for the ancient forest on the edge of town. There Charlie finds a boy floating face-down in the stream, injured,... but alive. But when Charlie sets off back to the hospital to fetch help, it seems the forest has changed. It's become a place as strange and wild as the boy dressed in deerskins. For Charlie has unwittingly fled into the Stone Age, with no way to help the boy or return to the present day. Or is there ... ? What follows is a wild, big-hearted adventure as Charlie and the Stone Age boy set out together to find what they have lost - their courage, their hope, their family and their way home. Fans of Piers Torday, Geraldine McCaughrean and Stig of the Dump will love this wild, wise and heartfelt debut adventure.
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            ISBN 9781526616289
            Released AU 15 Sep 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 9-11 years
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            Terry Denton's Really Truly Amazing Guide to Everything
              

            Terry Denton's Really Truly Amazing Guide to Everything (Hardback)

            By Denton, Terry

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              3 Nov 20

            Professor Terry Denton talks you through all you need to know about Earth, Life, the Universe and EVERYTHING (almost).

            ISBN 9781760898922
            Published AU 3 Nov 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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            Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning

            Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning (Hardback)

            By Reynolds, Jason; Kendi, Ibram

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            An Adaptation of the National Book Award-winning 'Stamped from the Beginning.'

            ISBN 9780316453691
            Released AU 12 May 2020
            Publisher Little, Brown
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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            Young Dark Emu: A Truer History

            Young Dark Emu: A Truer History (Hardback)

            By Pascoe, Bruce

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            Bruce Pascoe has collected a swathe of literary awards for Dark Emu and now he has brought together the research and compelling first person accounts in a book for younger readers. Using the accounts of early European explorers, colonists and farmers, Bruce Pascoe compellingly ar...gues for a reconsideration of the hunter-gatherer label for pre-colonial Aboriginal Australians. He allows the reader to see Australia as it was before Europeans arrived - a land of cultivated farming areas, productive fisheries, permanent homes, and an understanding of the environment and its natural resources that supported thriving villages across the continent. Young Dark Emu - A Truer History asks young readers to consider a different version of Australia's history pre-European colonisation.
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            ISBN 9781925360844
            Published AU 1 Jun 2019
            Publisher Magabala Books
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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