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 […]

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 […]

The Last Dingo Summer

A must for your summer reading list’ – Better Reading A body has been found in the burned-out wreckage of the church at Gibber’s Creek – with older skeletons lying beneath it. The corpse is identified as that of Ignatius Mervyn, the man who attempted to kill Jed Kelly and her unborn child. Newcomer Fish […]

Illustrated Stories from China

Discover magical princesses, mighty dragons, mischievous monkeys and more, in this captivating collection of classic Chinese tales. Specially selected and retold for readers today, each story is brought vividly to life by traditional Chinese brush-and-ink illustrations.

Heretic

While the world of political Islam continues to be dominated by acts of violence and a separatist agenda, there are signs of reform in the Arab Spring movement. Ayaan Hirsi Ali who has been at the forefront of the reform movement offers an analysis of what’s happening and how it could happen faster. Around the […]

Refuge

Brilliant in construct, compelling and extraordinarily moving, this is a book that speaks to each of us and reminds us that while we mightn’t be refugees, we are all newcomers to this country and that everyone has a story worth hearing. When a boat carrying a group of asylum seekers is sunk by a freak […]

Dingo: The Dog Who Conquered a Continent

Jackie French’s critically acclaimed and best-selling ANIMAL STARS series looks at history through the eyes of an animal. All of Australia’s dingoes may be descended from one south-east Asian ‘rubbish dog’ who arrived here over 5,000 years ago. This is a story about the first dingo. It is also the story of Loa, who heads […]

Soldier on the Hill

The hole was moving! The walls were falling down… there was a rope under his arms. There was a face above. An anxious face, yelling something down to him, something he didn’t understand. A strange face, with something wrong about the eyes. Tanned skin, unshaven, black hair a bit too long. Joey knows there is […]