|Reading Level:||very good|
|Awards:||Winner, Children's Choice Picture Book Award, NZ Book Awards for Children and Young Adults 2015.|
In the middle of the night, in the middle of the winter, in the middle of a war, a puppy was born. This fictional story was inspired by the true story of Freda, a Harlequin Great Dane and mascot of the NZ Rifle Brigade during World War 1. The ANZAC Puppy is a simple story about the reality of war, hardship, friendship and love.
|Reading Level:||Eve Pownall Award|
|Awards:||Shortlisted Indie Awards - 2020 CBCA 2020 Shortlist:The Eve Pownall Award for Information Books|
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 ... read more
The Gestapo called her The White Mouse and they wanted her, dead or alive. Nancy Wake was an Australian who joined the French Resistance during World War II and became the most wanted woman in France. Parachuting behind enemy lines, blowing up bridges and ... read more
A powerful and moving picture book about the Vietnam War, based on the unforgettable Australian songTownsville lined the footpath as we marched down to the quay. This clipping from the paper shows us young and strong and clean. And there's me in my slouch hat, with my SLR and... read more
Charlie and Miranda are visiting their Gran in Melbourne. But she is no ordinary Gran! Join in the adventure as Charlie, Miranda and Gran discover lots of marvellous things to see and do in Magical Melbourne and beyond.
Max and his dad Jack love holidaying in Lorne. This trip they are taking Max's best buddy to show him all their favourite places. Join in the adventure as they explore Louttit Bay, searching for the treasure...Ages 3 to 9 years.
|Awards:||Shortlisted for the 2017 Picture Book Award at the NZ Book Awards for Children & Young Adults|
Meet Torty! She's one tough little tortoise with a beat-up shell and some missing toes. Torty survived a great war that raged in Europe 100 years ago. Torty was rescued back then by a young Kiwi soldier. She is a World War One survivor.
A factastic tour of Australia from A to Z with award-winning author and illustrator Frané Lessac. Now in paperback! What is the Fremantle Doctor? Where is Qui Qui? And why are some islands named after days of the week? You'll uncover these exciting facts when you explor... read more
Australia. Big. Beautiful. Diverse. From the First People to washing lines and crocodiles, football and sunshine, koalas and akubras, skyscrapers and beaches that squeak, this 96-page picture book is a glorious tribute to this wide brown land and its rich and varied mul... read more
When Aidan Jackson, known as "Jack", leaves his parents' farm to fight overseas in World War I, he is excited by the promise of travel, adventure and new friends. Although Jack's bugle is brought home from the war by his best friend, it lies idle for years and years. Will the bugle eve... read more