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Double Trouble

Anna Hibiscus welcomes not one but two new baby brothers in her latest picture book. It’s going to be a big adjustment for everyone, especially Anna Hibiscus. Luckily, her family knows that while two babies mean double the trouble, it also means double the love.

Other Descriptors: Africa, Early Years (ages 2-6), Picture Book » Themes: , , » Leave a comment

Across The Wall: A Tale Of The Abhorsen And Other Stories

A collection of fantasy short stories plus a novella that is set in the world of the Abhorsen trilogy. Thoughts of Lirael and Sam haunt his dreams, and he has come to realize that his destiny lies there, along with all those he cares for. But here in Ancelstierre, far south of the Wall, the […]

Other Descriptors: Australia, Fantasy, Fiction, Oceania, Short Stories, Young Adult (ages 14-18) » Themes: , , , , » Leave a comment

The House That Jack Built

The familiar cumulative nursery rhyme is illustrated with scenes placing the characters in an Aotearoa, New Zealand, setting during the early 19th century.

Other Descriptors: Early Years (ages 2-6), New Zealand, Oceania, Picture Book, Rhymes/songs » Themes: , , , » Leave a comment

Henry And Amy: (Right-Way-Round And Upside Down)

Any child who has ever experienced a moment of self-doubt will be both reassured and delighted by this heartwarming tale of two very different friends and their ability to help one another feel more complete.

Other Descriptors: Australia, Early Years (ages 2-6), Oceania, Picture Book » Themes: , , » Leave a comment

Child’s Dreaming

This beautiful journey through the outback in verse and pictures captures the spirit and the sights of the Aborigines’ ancient land in a book to treasure long after childhood has gone.

Other Descriptors: Oceania, Picture Book, Poetry, Primary (ages 6-9) » Themes: , , » Leave a comment

Let’s Get A Pup!, Said Kate

There are lots of dogs at the Rescue Center. But Kate and her mom and dad know they want Dave the moment they see him. He’s small and he’s cute and he’s a perfect fit for the end of Kate’s bed. In fact, Dave is everything a puppy could be.

Other Descriptors: Early Years (ages 2-6), Oceania, Picture Book » Themes: , , , » Leave a comment

Feeling Sorry For Celia

A #1 Bestseller in Australia and Book Sense 76 PickLife is pretty complicated for Elizabeth Clarry. Her best friend Celia keeps disappearing, her absent father suddenly reappears, and her communication with her mother consists entirely of wacky notes left on the fridge. On top of everything else, because her English teacher wants to rekindle the […]

Other Descriptors: Australia, Fiction, Oceania, Realistic Fiction, Young Adult (ages 14-18) » Themes: , , » Leave a comment

Rosie And Tortoise

Rosie can’t wait for her baby brother to be born. But when he does arrive, Bobby is the smallest, weakest little hare ever, and Rosie feels scared. She doesn’t want to have anything to do with him until the day Dad tells her a special story that helps her understand that Bobby is “slow and […]

Other Descriptors: Australia, Early Years (ages 2-6), Oceania, Picture Book » Themes: , , , » Leave a comment

Hunter

When fourteen-year-old Jordan and her younger brothers learn they’ll have to ride a rickety plane home for the holidays, they’re a little scared. But when it crashes on a wild and deserted peninsula in New Zealand, they are completely terrified.

Other Descriptors: Fiction, Intermediate (ages 9-14), New Zealand, Oceania » Themes: , , , » Leave a comment

Guitar Highway Rose

Two fifteen-year-olds, Rosie and Asher, upset over the various unhappy circumstances of their lives in the Australian city of Perth, decide to run away, in a tale that explores the emotional roller coaster of adolescence.

Other Descriptors: Australia, Fiction, Oceania, Realistic Fiction, Young Adult (ages 14-18) » Themes: , , , , , » Leave a comment
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