The Angel of Waterloo

The soldiers she saved called her the Angel of Waterloo. The husband she loved and lost called her Hen. The patients she treated in secret called her Auntie Love. She was Henrietta Bartlett, a surgeon’s daughter, a survivor of the Napoleonic Wars. But now the battlefield is just a blood-soaked memory, and Hen dreams of […]

The Fire Wombat

As the bushfire swallowed up the world they knew, a wombat shared her burrow with other animals. As the flames of the bushfire approach, one small wombat is bravely followed by other animals to the safety of her underground burrow. From best-selling author and Australian Children’s Laureate, Jackie French, and award-winning illustrator, Danny Snell, comes […]

Clancy of the Overflow

From Australia’s best-loved storyteller comes the final book in the bestselling Matilda Saga. This is a love song to our nation, told in a single sweeping story. Jed Kelly has finally persuaded her great aunt Nancy to tell the story of her grandparents. The tale that unfolds is one of Australia’s greatest romances – that […]

The Schoolmaster’s Daughter

Drawing on her own family history, this is a story from Jackie French about education in Colonial Australia – and how women once had to fight for their right to it. January 1901 Sharks circle a stranded ship as a young girl and her family stagger from the waves … Rescued by a Pacific Islander […]

Lilies, Lies and Love

As the King of England wavers between duty and love, Sophie knows that she must choose duty. The year is 1936 and the new King Edward VIII wishes to marry American divorcee, and suspected German agent, Wallis Simpson. Top-secret documents that the king must read and sign are being neglected for weeks, and some are […]

Lily in the Snow

The world is at war, and women are working, often behind the scenes, in areas from nursing to espionage. And despite their many successes, these are the women the men don’t see. Unimaginable danger creeps ever closer to Miss Lily and her loved ones . . . Amid the decadence and instability of Berlin in […]

The Ghost of Howlers Beach

Butter O’Bryan has been told there are ghosts on Howlers Beach, but are there? Howlers Beach, 1932 Butter O’Bryan lives in a Very Small Castle with his father and three aunts – Aunt Elephant, Aunt Cake and Aunt Peculiar. These aren’t their real names, of course, just as Butter’s father isn’t really called ‘Pongo’. And […]

Dippy and the Dinosaurs

An Ice Age meets Diary of a Wombat story Dippy the diprotodon is the BIGGEST and friendliest wombat who lived 100,000 years ago. Dippy has dug a new hole. A BIG hole, which leads him to a strange new world – and even stranger new friends. But do these giant creatures really just want to […]

All of Us

A STUNNING NON-FICTION PICTURE BOOK THAT EXPLORES THE HISTORY OF SOUTHEAST ASIA Join two children as they journey through the history of Southeast Asia – the fascinating lands linked to each other and Australia by the seas and monsoon winds. Share with them the discovery of a world filled with traders, adventurers and conquerors, the […]