An essential write-in activity book that all children (and parents) should own. Filled with advice on character formation, word ideas and spelling tips, this book is a great companion for budding authors, or to use after school.
Illustrations: Full colour throughout
Where wild animals and people meet, tragedy can strike, because just like the big bad wolf, the dingo is not afraid of you and me.
A beautifully illustrated non-fiction picture book that sensitively explores the collision of wilderness and civilisation, explains a famous miscarriage of justice, and examines the role of the media in history-telling, in an appropriate manner for children.
Worse Things is a story about connections, the ways they are made, and what happens when they are lost or illusive, from the award-winning author of Pearl Verses the World and Toppling.
Worse Things follows the lives of three main characters: Blake, an Aussie Rules football player who suffers a devastating injury; Jolene, a hockey player who hates the game and and is grieving over the recent death of her father; and Amed, a soccer-loving, non-English speaking orphan who feels like an outsider since arriving in Australia after being raised in a refugee camp.
A touching and inspirational story about connections and the things that bind us all.
A non-fiction picture book about Vincent Lingiari and the 200 courageous Indigenous stockmen and their families who walked off the Wave Hill Cattle Station in the Northern Territory in 1966. Exquisitely illustrated and designed, this title brings a landmark historical event to a new generation.
Children can create satisfying results every time with this clear, easy-to-follow, step-by-step drawing book
A book for anyone whose dad has made them laugh - or cringe!When is a joke a Dad joke? When it's fully groan.When someone rolls their eyes at Dad, he just rolls them back.My dad thinks he's super funny.In this follow up to the bestselling My Dad Thinks He's Funny and My Dad Still Thinks He's Funny, Dad is up to it again. His audience has grown by one, and family life continues to provide an endless supply of fresh and brilliant comedic material for Dad. At least he seems to think so.
What happens when your enemy becomes your friend … with benefits? Red, White and Royal Blue meets The Magicians in this surprising, wildly original and joyously funny LGBTQ YA novel set in a magical boarding school. Tim Te Maro and Elliott Parker – classmates at Fox Glacier High School for the Magically Adept – have never gotten along. But when they both get dumped the day before the big egg-baby assignment, they reluctantly decide to ditch their exes and work together. When the two boys start to bond over their magically enchanted egg-baby, they realise that beneath their animosity is something like friendship … or physical attraction. Soon, a no-strings-attached hook-up seems like a good idea. Just for the duration of the assignment. After all, they don’t have feelings for each other … so what could possibly go wrong? From debut Kiwi author H.S. Valley, the latest winner of the Ampersand Prize, comes this gleefully addictive own-voices romantic comedy that’s perfect for fans of Rainbow Rowell and David Levithan. In a word – it’s magic.
Worry Monster loves ‘helping’ Archie worry, especially the nightbefore he starts his new school. Archie feels so anxious that his head hurts,his tummy flutters and his heart pounds. He soon realizes the only way to feelbetter is to make Worry Monster go away. He does his belly breaths and facesfacts to challenge his inner fears. Children have the potential to engage andempathise with Archie and Worry Monster both through the text and the subtlegestures and fleeting emotions captured in the beautiful illustrations. Encouragingchildren to name their anxiety is an evidence-based, current strategy used bypsychologists to assist children in separating themselves from their anxiety. Go Away, Worry Monster! gives children this and other usefulstrategies to cope, showing them how to make their own Worry Monsters leave duringstressful periods of their lives, from starting or changing schools, to achange in family dynamics. Created by an author and illustrator passionateabout helping children to cope with common emotional difficulties, this is aninvaluable, life-changing resource for young children and their parents inguiding emotional development.
This Nature Storybook follow-up to the award-winning Desert Lake is a stunningly illustrated and extraordinary story of the yearly weather cycle and attendant changing wildlife of Kakadu National Park, from the Dry to the Wet to the Dry again.
In the tropical wetlands and escarpments of Kakadu National Park, the seasons move from dry to wet to dry again. Those seasons have shaped the astonishing variety of plants, animals, birds, insects ... migratory birds by the thousands, grasshoppers and owls, lizards and turtles, fruit bats and spear grass. And, gliding past them all in the rivers and waterholes, the long, sinuous shapes of crocodiles ...
Now in paperback!
My dad says, “I've told you fifty million times, don't exaggerate.” Dad is back by popular demand with more hilarious material. And yes, My dad STILL thinks he's funny.
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