Louis Nowra burrows beneath the sensationalist Underbelly 'sex and sin' narrative, revealing stories and a cast of characters - some household names others little-known - that not even a writer could conjure up. Kings Cross is a no-holds b... read more
"Stay close, take care," quacked Alexander's mother. But Alexander did not stay close and he did not take care. He straggled behind with his head in the air -- and disappeared down a deep dark hole. Can you help Alexander's mother, hi... read more
The focus of Saltwater People - Sydney's Southern Beaches is on the shoreline - that high energy intersection between sea and land where waves, whipped-up by wind and storms, sometimes th... read more
This brilliant book provides detailed information on over 170 of the best dive sites, making Coral Wonderland an indispensable guide for the diver wanting to explore this World Heritage site. Traveling from north to south the book ta... read more
Birdwatching can be done from your doorstep with Pocket Garden Birdwatch, which has been carefully adapted from the UK edition to ensure it is relevant to the Australian environment.You'll find all the information you need to cr... read more
The creature from Berkeley's Creek thinks he's a bunyip but no one agrees because bunyips simply don't exist.
Celebrating 40 years in print this is a new edition of the classic children's poem by Australia's favourite poet, A.B. 'Banjo' Paterson 'Mulga Bill's Bicycle' was written by Banjo Paterson in 1896. It was written at a time when cycli... read more
Edward the Emu was sick of the zoo, there was nowhere to go, there was nothing to do, and compared to the seals that lived right next door, well being an emu was frankly a bore!EDWARD THE EMU relates his exciting adventures in this Australian classic.Ages 2+
|Series:||Australian Green Guides|
|Awards:||Winner of Whitley Award for the Best Children's Book in the Zoological Field 1999.|
Information is organized simply, with individual species or group entries describing key characteristics such as where they are found, food requirements and behavioural habits. Each entry is accompanied by a photograph and, where ap... read more
Fiction (8 to 12 years)
|Awards:||Winner of YABBA Award for Fiction - Older Readers 2000 and Dymocks Children's Choice Awards: Favourite Older Reader 2000. Shortlisted for Book Data/ABA Book of the Year Award 1999.|
Limpy can't understand why humans hate all cane toads so much - they even squash them with their cars. He is determined to save his own family from ending up as flat as place mats. He sets off on a 'mucas-chillingly dangerous and wart-tinglingly daring journey' and risks everything to make humans see that cane toads are really very nice.
This new title in New Holland's award-winning Green Guides series investigates the ever-popular subject of Australia's trees and shrubs, celebrating the beauty, great diversity and unique evolution of the country's forests.
An authoritative and indispensable guide to Australia's fascinating trees.
Miss Lily's fabulous pink feather boa is the most wonderful thing the Last Potoroo has ever seen. When Miss Lily dances the tango, the Last Potoroo can't take here eyes off it. And when she wraps it around herself, she feels for the first time in her life, that she can do anything-and everything!
Welcome aboard one of the great train journeys of the world.
Kevin Rudd and Tony Abbott have resumed battle for leadership of the nation. Here, in one volume, are their definitive portraits by Australia's pre-eminent biographer and invest... read more
This guide is designed for use in the field, and sits easily in a hip-pocket, backpack or car. It describes and illustrates all of the approximately 775 species recorded to date in Australia, nearby islands and sea... read more
Compact, easy to use and reliable, this popular guide by well known astronomer and author Dr Nick Lomb has been providing stargazers with everything they need to know about the southern night sky for the past 25 years. The 20... read more
A wordless, visually compelling look at our changing environment, featured on a government reading list for schools. A mother and baby look through a window at a view of wilderness and sky as far as the eye can see. With each page, the boy grow... read more