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  • 101 Collective Nouns - Jennifer Cossins
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    A beautifully illustrated picture book featuring 101 full-colour animal illustrations, each with its very own collective noun - from the 2017 CBCA shortlisted author/illustrator of A-Z OF ENDANGERED ANIMALS.

    A tribe of kiwis? A smack of jellyfish? A wisdom of wombats?

    Come along an illustrated journey through the animal kingdom with Tasmanian artist Jennifer Cossins. Featuring 101 full-colour animal illustrations, each with its very own collective noun, as well as a brief history of collective nouns, this book will delight children and adults alike.

    101 Collective Nouns measures 24 x 20cm.

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  • A is for Australian Animals - Frane Lessac
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    Australia is full of the most amazing animals on the planet! What animal has six thumbs? What animal produces square poo? What animal is made up of 95 per cent water and is highly venomous? Discover the answers to these questions and more in this factastic tour of Australian animals.

    A is for Australina Animals measures 26cm x 25cm.

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  • A-Z of Australian Animals - Jennifer Cossins
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    A beautifully illustrated hardback anthology of 26 of Australia's most fascinating animals from CBCA Honour Book author/illustrator Jennifer Cossins. From the award-winning creator of A-Z OF ENDANGERED ANIMALS comes a stunning non-fiction picture book for boys and girls with a love of animals and a thirst for all things encyclopaedic. This exquisite full-colour picture book is packed with interesting facts and is perfect for young conservationists and students with a keen interest in the world around us.

    On this expedition through the alphabet, you will encounter some of the Australia's rare and enchanting animals, from the gorgeous azure kingfisher and the sleepy koala, to the shy numbat and the friendly zebra finch. Come on an illustrated journey through Australia's unique wildlife with Tasmanian artist Jennifer Cossins.

    A-z of Australian Animals measures 24 x 20cm.

     

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  • At the Dog Park - Moira Court
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    "This dog is noisy and that one is quiet. This dog is tiny and that one is giant..."

    Western Australian author and illustrator, Moira Court, captures all the joy and variety of the dog park in lively rhyming prose.

    Each charming canine character is created using layered woodblock prints, screen-printing and collage. 

    Children will love identifying their favourite dog breeds, recognising dogs similar to those they know, and learning about and about opposites.

    • Hardcover
    • 32 full colour pages
    • Dimensions: 18.5cm high x 25cm wide
    • Recommended for ages 3-5 years
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  • Bin Chicken - Kate and Jol Temple
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    Diving in dumpsters, traipsing through trash!

    Rummaging through rubbish, making a splash!

    'Revolting!' they snort, starting to sicken,

    'Trash Turkey! Dumpster Duck! BIN CHICKEN!'

     

    One bird's trash is another bird's treasure - find out why the ibis is the queen of the rubbish pile!

     

    This hardcover book measures 24.5cm wide x 25.5cm high

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  • Buzz, Hiss, Snap! - Megan McKean
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    Featuring imagery by Australian illustrator, Megan McKean, "Buzz, Hiss SNAP!" is a fun family game that introduces you to some lesser-known Australian reptiles, insects and arachnids!

    You may know the redback spider but have you met the golden-tailed gecko? Other animals include the blue-tongue lizard, frill-neck lizard, Australian tiger moth, Christmas beetle, tiger snake, blue-banded bee, tree goanna, corroboree frog, bulloak jewel butterfly, green tree python and funnel-web spider.

    How to play: shuffle the cards and divide them equally between the players. Each player should keep their cards face down. Taking it in turns, each player flips over their top card, placing it into a pile in the middle. When the top two cards on the pile match, the first player to say “Buzz, Hiss, SNAP!” wins all the cards in the pile. The winner is the first player to collect all the cards.

    Up for an extra challenge? There are four different themed games in the SNAP! series by Megan McKean. Each game in the series can be joined together to form a larger playing deck, and create more fun!

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  • Hello, Australia! - Megan McKean
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    Join a bunch of cheeky galahs in the latest look-and-find adventure in the Hello...! series. This time we're taking a trip around Australia to discover more about the animals, birds and plants that live here. Along the way, you'll meet some very friendly quokkas, take a ferry to Kangaroo Island, marvel at the Big Things and learn about some places that are sacred to the traditional owners of the land. From sunny Queensland to the ski fields of Victoria, there's so much to see and do around Australia.

    Megan McKean is a designer, travel writer, author & illustrator. Creating travel inspired pieces, her illustration work is characterised by the use of bright colour palettes, strong line work and surprising details hidden within each piece, encouraging the viewer to go back for another look to see what they may have missed.

    Hello, Australia! measures 29.5cm x 22cm.

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  • Hello, Melbourne! - Megan McKean
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    Hello, Melbourne! Is a celebration of this great Australian City. With its colourful laneways and bustling shopping arcades, the bookish wonders of the State Library and the sights and smells of the world famous Lygon Street, there is so much to see in this town. With the help of your tour guides - a charm of magpies - you'll feel like a true Melburnian.

    Megan McKean is a designer, travel writer, author & illustrator. Creating travel inspired pieces, her illustration work is characterised by the use of bright colour palettes, strong line work and surprising details hidden within each piece, encouraging the viewer to go back for another look to see what they may have missed.

    Hello, Melbourne! measures 29.5cm x 22cm.

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  • Hop, Skip, Snap! - Megan McKean
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    Featuring imagery by Australian illustrator, Megan McKean, "Hop, Skip, SNAP!" is a fun family game that introduces you to some lesser-known Australian mammals.

    You know the koala but have you met the tiger quoll? Other animals include the Tasmanian devil, sugar glider, echidna, dingo, grey-headed flying fox, wombat, quokka, bilby, swamp wallaby, brushtail possum and red kangaroo.

    How to play: shuffle the cards and divide them equally between the players. Each player should keep their cards face down. Taking it in turns, each player flips over their top card, placing it into a pile in the middle. When the top two cards on the pile match, the first player to say “Hop, Skip, SNAP!” wins all the cards in the pile. The winner is the first player to collect all the cards.

    Up for an extra challenge? There are four different themed games in the SNAP! series by Megan McKean. Each game in the series can be joined together to form a larger playing deck, and create more fun!

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  • Koalas Eat Gumleaves - Laura Bunting
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    Koalas eat gum leaves. For breakfast, lunch and dinner, and even on their birthdays. Most koalas dont seem to mind. But one does. He is on the lookout for some tastier tucker...and he's about to make a discovery that changes everything. A tale about having too much of a good thing!

    Koalas Eat Gumleaves measures 28cm x 21cm.

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  • Kookaburras Love to Laugh - Laura Bunting
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    It is no laughing matter when you are the most serious bird in the borough. Kookaburras love to laugh. They laugh when it is sunny, or rainy, or windy. They laugh for no reason at all. When one serious kookaburra decides to flee the jokers, and goes to find a more suitable flock, he finds that perhaps he might just be in the right place after all.

    Kookaburras Love to Laugh measures 28cm x 21cm.

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  • Liarbird - Laura Bunting
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    Liarbird - Laura Bunting

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    Lyrebirds learn to lie from the day they hatch. They are the best in the bush at fibbing, faking, fabricating and fake-news creating. Until one lyrebird decides to go straight, and discovers that sometimes even the truth hurts.

    Liarbird measures 28cm x 21cm.

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  • Once I Heard a Little Wombat - Renee Treml
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    'Once I heard a little wombat stomp stomp stomp . . . '

    Read along and act out the movements as these baby Australian animals eat, play and settle down for nap time.

    This board book measures 16 x 16cm

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  • One Very Tired Wombat - Renee Treml
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    A delightful counting book featuring some very cheeky Australian animals and lots of humour.

    How hard can it be to find a bit of peace and quiet? 

    Wombat is tired and just wants to rest. But it's hard to sleep during the day when a bunch of noisy birds want to sing and play. The magpies keep whistling, the fairy wrens are flitting about and don't even talk about the kookaburras. 

    Poor tired wombat. Will he ever get to sleep? 

     

    One Very Tired Wombat is a board book that measures 16 x 16cm.

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  • Quack, Flap, Snap! - Megan McKean
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    Featuring imagery by Australian illustrator, Megan McKean, “Quack, Flap, SNAP!” is a fun family game that introduces you to some lesser-known Australian birds.

    You may know the kookaburra but have you met the cassowary? Other birds include the sulphur-crested cockatoo, Major Mitchell’s cockatoo, galah, tawny frogmouth, rainbow lorikeet, Australian magpie, Australian white ibis, superb lyrebird, gouldian finch, emu and freckled duck.

    How to play: shuffle the cards and divide them equally between the players. Each player should keep their cards face down. Taking it in turns, each player flips over their top card, placing it into a pile in the middle. When the top two cards on the pile match, the first player to say “Quack, Flap, SNAP!” wins all the cards in the pile. The winner is the first player to collect all the cards.

    Up for an extra challenge? There are four different themed games in the SNAP! series by Megan McKean. Each game in the series can be joined together to form a larger playing deck, and create more fun!

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  • Rudie Nudie - Emma Quay
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    Rudie Nudie - Emma Quay

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    This bestselling, award-winning picture book from Australian author and illustrator Emma Quay is sure to become a family favourite.

    Charming illustrations accompany rhythmic, rhyming text in this tale of a quintessential bathtime and bedtime routine, and all the fun that this entails.

    'One, two Rudie Nudie,

    Rudie Nudie in the bath...' 

    • 24 pages of full colour illustrations and lively text
    • Board book format - perfect for little hands!
    • Dimensions: 17.9 x 15.7 x 1.5cm
    • Recommended for ages 2+
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  • Sleep Tight, Platypup - Renee Treml
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    Poor little Platypup is frightened of the dark. What is that shadow? Who made that noise? But there’s nothing to fear. With his mother by his side, the little platypus ventures out of his burrow to explore. The moonlight dances on the water. Leaves whisper and gumnuts knock in the wind. Platypup discovers that his home by the river is just as lovely in the dark of night as it is during the day! And that’s not scary at all.

    This hardcover book measures 24.9 x 24.9cm

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  • Splish, Splash, Snap! - Megan McKean
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    Featuring imagery by Australian illustrator, Megan McKean, “Splish, Splash, SNAP!” is a fun family game that introduces you to some lesser-known Australian aquatic and marine life.

    You know the platypus but have you met the spotted wobbegong? Other animals include the bluebottle, biscuit sea star, box jellyfish, blue-ringed octopus, Eastern snake-necked turtle, Australian sea lion, saltwater crocodile, weedy seadragon, yabby, Australian clownfish and the green turtle.

    How to play: shuffle the cards and divide them equally between the players. Each player should keep their cards face down. Taking it in turns, each player flips over their top card, placing it into a pile in the middle. When the top two cards on the pile match, the first player to say “Splish, Splash, SNAP!” wins all the cards in the pile. The winner is the first player to collect all the cards.

    Up for an extra challenge? There are four different themed games in the SNAP! series by Megan McKean. Each game in the series can be joined together to form a larger playing deck, and create more fun!

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  • Ten Little Owls - Renee Treml
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    Nine little dingos howl at the moon . . . Ten little owls hoot a goodnight tune.

    What happens around Australia when the sun goes down? The cutest little animals come out to play, of course. Teach your own little critter to count to ten in this beautiful board book featuring baby native animals running, hopping, swimming, eating and playing from dusk to dawn.

    Ten Little Owls is a board book that measures 16 x 16cm.

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  • The Baby Animal Book - Jennifer Cossins
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    An adorable and informative picture book from the CBCA shortlisted author/illustrator Jennifer Cossins, author of A-Z OF ENDANGERED ANIMALS and 101 COLLECTIVE NOUNS. 

    What do you call a baby penguin?
    Or a baby owl?
    Or a baby platypus?

    Come along on an illustrated journey through the animal kingdom with Tasmanian artist Jennifer Cossins and find out!

    The Baby Animal Book measures 24 x 20cm.

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  • The True Blue Guide to Australian Slang - Jenny Hunter
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    Australians are known for their informality and laidback nature and this is reflected in the liberal use of colourful and amusing slang. The True Blue Guide to Australian Slang is an A-Z journey through the words, expressions and cultural idiosyncrasies that make Australians so unique. Humorous yet comprehensive and up-to-date, the book covers everything from curses and rhyming slang to insults, sexual innuendo and euphemisms. It features classic Aussie bush slang as well as morecontemporary expressions that are commonly used in the city.

    This hardcover book measures 15.7 x 11.2cm

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  • This Little Joey - Renee Treml
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    All baby marsupials are known as joeys, yet they come in many different shapes and sizes…Read along as we visit some of Australia’s rare, endangered and lesser-known baby marsupials.

    This Little Joey is a board book that measures 16 x 16cm.

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  • Wombat Big, Puggle Small - Renee Treml
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    Join in the mischief as a little wombat and an echidna puggle play with opposites and word pairs.

    This beautiful new board book by Renée Treml features her trademark gentle, playful rhymes and stunning illustrations of Australian animals.

    Wombat Big, Puggle Small is a board book that measures 16 x 16cm.

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