Award-winning and much-loved author and illustrator Anna Walker gives us a gentle, poignant, affirming and wise picture book sure to delight all ages. Mr Huff is a story about the clouds and the sunshine in each of our lives. Bill is having a bad day. Mr Huff is following him around and making everything seem difficult. Bill tries to get rid of him, but Mr Huff just gets bigger and bigger! Then they both stop, and a surprising thing happens…
Introducing a new, visually engaging way of presenting grammar. Appealing to the senses and the emotions with colour, texture, humour and drama, this book seeks to make the subject of grammar not only more intelligible to more people, but more memorable.
On a perfect day, the hours stretch endlessly ahead. Scribbling with chalk, running with kites, digging for shells, paddling, climbing, and dreaming. Hour unfolds upon hour, with reassuring comfort and sleep beckoning at the end. Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) shortlisted author, Danny Parker captures the simplicity, spontaneity and freedom of an idyllic childhood. Kate Greenaway and multiple CBCA winner Freya Blackwood's paintings of three children roaming a rolling beachside idyll capture the light—and even the smell and feel—of a perfect summer day.
A young Aboriginal girl is taken from the north of Australia and sent to an institution in the distant south. There, she slowly makes a new life for herself and, in the face of tragedy, finds strength in new friendships. Poignantly told from the child's perspective, Sister Heart affirms the power of family and kinship.
Adelaide leads a quiet life in the midst of the city. At night she listens to the song of the stars, but during the day she watches over the others like her—the still ones, the quiet ones, those who dance and dream alone. Little does Adelaide know her secret world will soon be transformed into something unexpected and full of joy.
Astrid Smythe is smart and popular. She's a straight-A student and a committed environmentalist. She's basically perfect. Hiro's the opposite of perfect. He's rude and resentful. Despite his brains, he doesn't see the point of school. When Astrid meets Hiro at the shopping centre where he's wrangling trolleys, he doesn't recognise her because she's in disguise—as a lobster. And she doesn't set him straight. Astrid wants to change the world, Hiro wants to survive it. Both believe that the world needs to be saved from itself. Can they find enough in common to right all the wrongs between them?
At 17, Jacklin Bates is all grown up. She’s dropped out of school. She’s living with her runaway sister, Trudy, and she’s in love with Luke, who doesn’t love her back. She’s stuck in Mobius, stuck working in the roadhouse and babysitting her boss’s demented father. A stranger sets up camp in the forest and the boy-next-door returns. Trudy’s brilliant façade is cracking and Jack’s only friend, Astrid, has done something unforgivable. Jack is losing everything, including her mind. As she struggles to hold onto the life she thought she wanted, Jack learns that growing up is complicated.
Every girl dreams of being part of the line—the chosen seven who tunnel deep into the mountain to find the harvest. Jena is the leader of the line—strong, reliable and small; her years of training have seen to that. It is not always easy but it is the way of things. And so a girl must wrap her limbs, lie still, deny herself a second bowl of stew. Or a first. But what happens when one tiny discovery makes Jena question everything she has ever known? What happens when moving a single stone changes everything?
The year is 2575, and two rival mega-corporations are at war over a planet that's little more than an ice-covered speck at the edge of the universe. Too bad nobody thought to warn the people living on it. After Kady hacks into a tangled web of data to find the truth, it's clear only one person can help her bring it all to light—a boy she swore she'd never speak to again. With an enemy warship in hot pursuit, Kady and Ezra are forced to fight their way onto the evacuating fleet.
Set within the explosive cultural shifts of the 1960s and 1980s, Becoming Kirrali Lewis chronicles the journey of a young Aboriginal teenager as she leaves her hometown in rural Victoria to take on a law degree in Melbourne in 1985. Adopted at birth by a white family, Kirrali doesn't question her cultural roots until a series of life-changing events force her to face up to her true identity.