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              The Night of the Hiding Moon

              The Night of the Hiding Moon (Hardback)

              By Allen, Emma; Illustrated by Rill Ng, Sher

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              Age range 4+ A story of adventure, imagination and bravery inspired by traditional shadow puppetry. Alone is his room, Felix is frightened. A wild storm is raging outside, and the silver moon has disappeared. But, with the help of his trusty torch and some new friends, Felix find...s the courage to frolic with shadows and discover incredible new worlds.
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              ISBN 9780642279583
              Published AU 1 Mar 2020
              Publisher National Library of Australia
              Interest Age 3-6 years
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              Rivers: The Lifeblood of Australia

              Rivers: The Lifeblood of Australia (Hardback)

              By Hoskins, Ian; Foreword by Watson, Don

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              Rivers have long run in the blood of Australians. Givers of life and subjects of anguish, Australian rivers have shaped the nation from the moment the first Australians arrived tens of thousands of years ago. Offering the vital ingredient for life, they are also guardians of cult...ure, a means of transportation, sites for play and leisure, and sources of power-deeply entrenched in almost every aspect of human life and an irreplaceable part of the global ecosystem. Australia's vast inland seas of some 50 million years ago have disappeared, leaving a continent that is mostly desert. Of the waters and wetlands that remain, most of which are connected to rivers, 65 are listed as Ramsar Wetlands of International Importance. They are also of incredible-sometimes painful-local importance, as reminders of the dispossession suffered by those first peoples and their descendants and evidence of the devastation wrought by drought and dying waterways. The damming of Western Australia's Ord River during the 1960s and 1970s captured monsoonal rains within a catchment of over 55,000 square kilometres, creating the largest artificial lake on mainland Australia while destroying sites of cultural significance to the Miriwoong people and changing the ecosystem irrevocably. Barely ten years after the completion of the Ord project, the success of the Save the Franklin campaign in Tasmania is a testament to evolving understanding of the precious nature of waterways. Yet even this triumph was fraught: environmentalists' argument for preservation of Tasmania's 'wilderness' contained the implication that the land was without people, despite Indigenous habitation for at least 30,000 years. In this broad-ranging survey of some of Australia's most well-known, loved, engineered and fought over rivers, from Melbourne's Yarra to the Alligator rivers of Kakadu, award-winning author Ian Hoskins presents a history of our complex connections to water. A thoughtful foreword by former prime-ministerial sp
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              ISBN 9780642279569
              Published AU 1 Nov 2020
              Publisher National Library of Australia
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Midnight at the Library

              Midnight at the Library (Hardback)

              By Dubosarsky, Ursula; Illustrated by Brooks, Ron

              Age range: 5+ In Midnight at the Library, critically-acclaimed author, Ursula Dubosarsky, and award-winning illustrator, Ron Brooks, traverse space and time, telling the story of a book throughout history. Dubosarsky and Brooks piece together the story of a book that was opened a...nd loved, given and taken, closed and lost, found and forgotten before being discovered, uncovered and preserved at the library. Beautifully written and splendidly illustrated, this is a story about the inception, creation and preservation of books and culture. This evocative children's bookhas vast educational potential and is sure to captivate the hearts of book-lovers across the nation, encouraging them to find their own book of wonder. Brilliantly evocative and exceptionally engaging, there is something undeniably magical about Dubosarsky and Brooks' timeless and ageless story, Midnight at the Library.
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              ISBN 9780642279316
              Published AU 1 Nov 2018
              Publisher National Library of Australia
              Interest Age 3-6 years
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              Australia's Wild Weird Wonderful Weather
               

              Australia's Wild Weird Wonderful Weather (Hardback)

              By Reeder, Stephanie Owen; Illustrated by McCartney, Tania

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              Age range 5+ Did you know that, in 2009, a massive dust storm in Australia blew red dust and sand all the way to New Zealand, where it turned the glaciers pink? That, in 1899, Cyclone Mahina plucked dolphins out of the ocean in Far North Queensland and deposited them on cliff top...s? That it snowed at Uluru in 1997? In Australia's Wild Weird Wonderful Weather, readers are introduced to the wide range of weather in Australia, with bite-size pieces of information presented alongside graphic illustrations to entice young readers. Older readers will enjoy the detailed explanations about everything weather, from what causes certain phenomena to reading weather maps, exploring the climate of the past and preparing for the climate of the future. With sections about Australia's extreme weather and the effects of climate change, Australia's Wild Weird Wonderful Weather gently introduces young readers to the challenges of a warming planet and encourages them to be mindful of impact their actions have on the environment. A resource section and glossary of weather words at the back of the book enable a parent, teacher or older reader to satisfy the deeper interest in weather that the book is sure to stimulate.
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              ISBN 9780642279637
              Published AU 1 Oct 2020
              Publisher National Library of Australia
              Interest Age 5-8 years
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              Story Time Stars

              Story Time Stars (Hardback)

              By Reeder, Stephanie Owen

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              What makes a children's book character memorable? Is it their personality, the story they tell or the way they're depicted by the illustrator? Is it that they make us laugh or cry? Or is it that we can identify with them? Often, even as adults, we can remember what our favourite ...children's book characters said or conjure an image of them in our mind's eye. From Snugglepot and Cuddlepie to the green sheep and Pig the Pug, Australian children's book characters have always delighted the young and young-at-heart. Get together with old friends and meet new ones in this lighthearted retrospective of much-loved characters from over a century of Australian illustrated books for children. Many will be delighted to reencounter Albert, the cranky cut-and-come-again magic pudding, who has fought the puddin' thieves in multiple editions, as well as across the stage in musical theatre, puppet shows, animated films and opera. Others will be thrilled to see lovable grass tree Grug, who was once described by The New York Times as the `Elmo of Down Under', and who has bustled through over 30 picture books since he first appeared in Grug in 1979. \ With such classic characters included alongside newer stars, parents and grandparents can not only share their favourites, but can also get to know the newer characters who enchant their children and grandchildren. Today's little ones love to go searching for Mem Fox and Judy Horacek's green sheep, who won the CBCA Early Childhood Book of the Year Award in 2005. They grump along with Nick Bland's bear, who has been cranky, itchy, hungry and noisy, to name but a few of his dispositions. And they giggle at greedy Pig, the pug, who is awfully mean to his flatmate Trevor, but who always gets his comeuppance in the end. All these characters and more showcase the breadth of Australian children's books over the last century and give readers of all ages the chance to get to know their favourite characters a little better.
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              ISBN 9780642279408
              Published AU 1 Sep 2019
              Publisher National Library of Australia
              Interest Age 2-6 years
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              The Flying Optometrist

              The Flying Optometrist (Hardback)

              By Anderton, Joanne; Illustrated by Erasmus, Karen

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              Age range: 4+The Flying Optometrist travels in his little red aeroplane from his practice in the city to a remote outback town. Lots of people are waiting for him! Aunty can't see well enough to carve her emu eggs and Bill the plumber has a splinter in his eye. Young Stephanie ca...n't wait for him to arrive as she has broken her glasses and can't join in games of cricket and have fun with her friends - she can't see the ball! Hurry up Flying Optometrist! Where is he? Is he lost? The townsfolk wait with bated breath until finally the Flying Optometrist's little red plane appears, having only just missed a bad storm. A big meal waits for him in the local hotel. Then starts work checking eyesight. The Flying Optometrist doesn't have long, but he helps as many people as he can. He returns to the city but Stephanie has to wait a little longer for an exciting package to come - her new glasses! At the back of the book are lively non-fiction sections about the `real' flying optometrist and the history of aerial rural services in Australia, including the flying doctor service.
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              ISBN 9780642279132
              Published AU 2 Apr 2018
              Publisher National Library of Australia
              Interest Age 2-6 years
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              Digby & Claude

              Digby & Claude (Hardback)

              By Allen, Emma; Illustrated by Sommerville, Hannah

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              Age range: 5+ One autumn, change came to Main Street ... Digby's street is soon going to look different - old houses are going to be demolished and new apartments will be built. Digby loves Main Street but he isn't sure he wants it to change. With plans of his own and Claude, his... new friend, Digby explores what it really means to belong. Together, Claude and Digby create their own world - a hideout where they can think and play. Day by day, as their cubby house grows, so too does their friendship. As the boys build and make their hideaway, they realise that the best places of all are places where you belong. From award-winning author Emma Allen and talented illustrator Hannah Sommerville comes a thought-provoking story about building and creating a sense of home in an environment of change.
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              ISBN 9780642279279
              Published AU 1 Sep 2018
              Publisher National Library of Australia
              Interest Age 2-6 years
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              Fauna: Australia's Most Curious Creatures

              Fauna: Australia's Most Curious Creatures (Hardback)

              By McCartney, Tania

              Did you know that platypus have retractable webbing on their hind feet to enable an easy transition from swimming to digging? That kangaroos can't sweat and that the cassowary has no tongue? In Fauna - Australia's Most Curious Creatures, readers are constantly introduced to facts... that delight, amaze and induce sheer wonder at the clever design and adaptability of our much-loved native fauna. The information on each individual species is presented in small `bites' to hold the interest of younger readers, while the information taken in total gives a comprehensive summary of each species, including breeding and feeding habits, physical characteristics, habitat and other unique and quirky features. Fauna also has a strong conservation message with an `extinction roll call' and a rating for the vulnerability of endangered species. The stylised illustrations in Fauna are lively, colourful and informative, highlighting facts that lend themselves more to pictures than words e.g. the actual size of crocodile teeth, or the mechanics of the echidna's beak. There is also humour in the illustrations - is that kangaroo with dark glasses actually from a different kind of mob? Readers young and old will be delighted and informed by Fauna.
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              ISBN 9780642279545
              Published AU 1 Nov 2019
              Publisher National Library of Australia
              Interest Age 3-6 years
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              Lucy's Dawn

              Lucy's Dawn (Paperback)

              By Blair, Juliet

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              Today has been the most important day of my life. I still don't know whether to laugh or cry. This is how it all began ... Fourteen-year-old Lucy's life changes when she starts a job working in Louisa Lawson's printery, where only girls and women are employed. But it's the late 1...880s and the male printers elsewhere think that this work should be for men only. So they decide to make the girls' lives difficult!Lucy has many battles ahead but, in the process, she realises who her real friends are-and finds her first love. In this story, today's young women can also find out about the early feminist struggles that were fought over rights that they now take for granted, and about the amazing women who fought so hard to achieve them.
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              ISBN 9780642279170
              Published AU 1 Mar 2018
              Publisher National Library of Australia
              Interest Age Children
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              Tilly's Reef Adventure

              Tilly's Reef Adventure (Paperback)

              By Garward, Rhonda N.

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              Age range: 4-7 Tilly's Reef Adventure is a delightful lift-the-flap book about a baby Green Turtle who, against the odds, makes it into the ocean and begins her journey in the seas of the Great Barrier Reef, meeting friends and foe along the way. After surviving some adventures o...n the reef, she finds herself caught in a plastic bag that she has mistaken for a jellyfish. She is washed up on a beach where she is saved just in time by children who are cleaning up rubbish along the shore. At the back of the book, there is extra information about the reef, including threats to the reef and how you can help keep it, as well as other parts of our environment, healthy and free of rubbish.
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              ISBN 9780642279088
              Published AU 1 Nov 2017
              Publisher National Library of Australia
              Interest Age 2-6 years
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