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              The Dictionary of Lost Words

              The Dictionary of Lost Words (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Williams, Pip

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              In 1901, the word 'Bondmaid' was discovered missing from the Oxford English Dictionary. This is the story of the girl who stole it. Esme is born into a world of words. Motherless and irrepressibly curious, she spends her childhood in the 'Scriptorium', a garden shed in Oxford whe...re her father and a team of dedicated lexicographers are collecting words for the very first Oxford English Dictionary. Esme's place is beneath the sorting table, unseen and unheard. One day a slip of paper containing the word 'bondmaid' flutters to the floor. Esme rescues the slip and stashes it in an old wooden case that belongs to her friend, Lizzie, a young servant in the big house. Esme begins to collect other words from the Scriptorium that are misplaced, discarded or have been neglected by the dictionary men. They help her make sense of the world. Over time, Esme realises that some words are considered more important than others, and that words and meanings relating to women's experiences often go unrecorded. While she dedicates her life to the Oxford English Dictionary, secretly, she begins to collect words for another dictionary: THE DICTIONARY OF LOST WORDS. Set when the women's suffrage movement was at its height and the Great War loomed, THE DICTIONARY OF LOST WORDS reveals a lost narrative, hidden between the lines of a history written by men. It's a delightful, lyrical and deeply thought-provoking celebration of words, and the power of language to shape the world and our experience of it.
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              ISBN 9781925972597
              Published AU 31 Mar 2020
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              How to Make a Movie in 12 Days

              How to Make a Movie in 12 Days (Paperback)

              By Hardy, Fiona

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              Twelve days. Five kids. Many special effects. One giant mystery. Hayley Whelan has spent her whole life dreaming of making a horror movie - and not just the type of movie that kids make on their dodgy second-hand iPhones. When her grandma passes away, she inherits the money for a... proper, grown-up camera. But before Hayley even calls 'Action!', strange things start happening... Someone is sabotaging Hayley's movie - but who? Why? And can Hayley finish her movie in time for the premiere? From Australia's brightest new middle-grade talent comes this love song to movies, friendship and the summer holidays.
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              ISBN 9781925870657
              Published AU 27 Aug 2019
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              Interest Age 9-12 years
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              The Problem with Problems

              The Problem with Problems (Hardback)

              By Rooney, Rachel; Illustrated by Hicks, Zehra

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              Have you ever met a PROBLEM? They can be tricky creatures. But don't let them trouble you, there are so many things you can do to send them on their way.

              ISBN 9781925972269
              Published AU 31 Dec 2019
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              Interest Age 2-6 years
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              The Things She Owned

              The Things She Owned (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Arguile, Katherine Tamiko

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              Years after the death of her cruel and complicated mother, Erika's house is still full of the things Michiko left behind: an onigiri basket, a Wedgewood tea set, a knotted ring from Okinawa. In defiance of Japanese tradition, Erika has also kept the urn containing Michiko's ashes..., refusing to put her memory to rest. Erika throws herself into working as a chef at a high-end London restaurant and pretends everything is fine. But when a cousin announces that she will be visiting from Japan, Erika's resolve begins to crack. Slowly the things Michiko owned reveal stories of Michiko's youth amid the upheaval of Tokyo during and after the war. As the two women's stories progress and entwine, Erika is drawn to the island of Okinawa, the homeland of her grandmother. It's a place of magic and mysticism where the secrets of Erika's own past are waiting to be revealed. Beautiful and mysterious, THE THINGS SHE OWNED explores the complexity of lives lived between cultures, the weight of cross-generational trauma, and a mother and daughter on a tortuous path to forgiveness.
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              ISBN 9781925972610
              Published AU 28 Apr 2020
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              The Safe Place
               

              The Safe Place (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Downes, Anna

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                30 Jun 20

              Published simultaneously in the US, UK and ANZ, this psychological thriller marks the arrival of a new major Australian talent.

              ISBN 9781925972658
              Published AU 30 Jun 2020
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              Take the Shot

              Take the Shot (Paperback)

              By White, Sue

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              A hilarious book about basketball, friendship, growing up, family drama and a rare genetic disorder called Marfan Syndrome, written by debut author and clinical geneticist Sue White.

              ISBN 9781925712957
              Published AU 23 Jul 2019
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              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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              The List

              The List (Paperback)

              By Forde, Patricia

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              'You are the Wordsmith now. Are you ready for the challenge?' The city of Ark is the last safe place on Earth. To make sure humans avoid the mistakes of their past and are able to survive, everyone in Ark must speak List, a language of only 500 words. Everyone, that is, except Le...tta. As apprentice to the Wordsmith, Letta can read all the words that have ever existed. Words like freedom, music, and even pineapple tell her about a world she's never known. One day her master disappears and the leaders of Ark tell Letta she is the new Wordsmith and must shorten List to fewer and fewer words. When Letta meets a mysterious boy who somehow knows all the words that have been banned, she's faced with a dangerous choice: sit idly by and watch language slowly slip away or follow a stranger on a path to freedom...or banishment.
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              ISBN 9781925584738
              Published AU 30 Jan 2018
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              You're in Good Paws

              You're in Good Paws (Hardback)

              By Fergus, Maureen

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              Leo is a little nervous about getting his tonsils out - even more so when he realises he is in an animal hospital! But the hospital staff take great care of Leo. He gets to eat ice-cream, watch TV, explore the hospital - and he even makes a friend! Maybe going to hospital isn't s...o scary after all.
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              ISBN 9781925972603
              Published AU 28 Apr 2020
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              Interest Age 2-6 years
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              By the Billabong

              By the Billabong (Hardback)

              By Finn, Maura; Illustrated by James, Cate

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              A wisdom of wombats, A passel of possums, A cluster of spiders knitting socks... Who else might you meet on a trip to the billabong? From an exciting new picture-book partnership comes this delightful romp through a much-loved Australian landscape. But wait - is that a croc?!

              ISBN 9781925972474
              Published AU 28 Apr 2020
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              Interest Age 2-6 years
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              Your Birthday Was the BEST!

              Your Birthday Was the BEST! (Hardback)

              By Hutchings, Maggie; Illustrated by Sala, Felicita

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              From the author of the best-selling MERMAID! and UNICORN! and one of the world's hottest new picture-book illustrators comes the story of a plucky young cockroach who gate-crashes a birthday party - with hilarious results. Funny, silly and surprisingly cute, YOUR BIRTHDAY WAS THE... BEST! is the perfect blend of downright gross and delightfully entertaining.
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              ISBN 9781925972535
              Published AU 31 Mar 2020
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              Interest Age 2-6 years
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