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At last, an activity book offers hours of entertainment for Tashi fans. Can readers the find their way out of the Warlord’s castle...? Or help Tashi escape from the dungeon? Who wants to make sticky rice cakes? This book is packed with exciting activities—make up the players for the Tashi fold-out board game, discover interesting facts about Tashi’s world, learn to draw Tashi, read his latest adventure story, cook Tashi’s favorite food, create a tiger pop-up card, and make the dragon mobile. No one is as cunning as Tashi, but you might be almost as clever! There’s also a brand new story to read: in Tashi and the Strangers, Tashi must save a family from the cruel General Zeng. read more

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It's a big journey through the snow for a little wombat, meeting animals, birds, and people along the way. . . but there's no plac...e like home! A heartwarming story set in the Australian High Country. read more

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A truly delightful picture book about exploring color in one's surroundings 'A sweet book for children aged three to six, which te...aches rainbow-specific hues as well as the days of the week.'  —Books+Publishing One Sunday, Esther spies a rainbow peeking out from under her chair . . . and then it's gone. She looks for colors in everything she sees, finding a different rainbow color each day of the week—but will she ever find her complete rainbow again? A warm and joyous family story about exploring the world, from two award-winning creators. read more

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In the first book of the much-adored Tashi series, children are introduced to Jack’s extraordinary imaginary friend Tashi, a gnome...-like character from a place far away. Brave Tashi tells adventurous tales of being sold to a warlord and escaping on a swan. This little hero has to be clever to outsmart giants, ghosts, demons, and witches that stand in his way. Young readers will be captivated by Tashi’s tall tales of courage and daring. read more

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The world's most beautiful city meets the world's most startling chicken in an unforgettably uproarious picture bookMr. Chicken ha...s taken up his friend Yvette's invitation to visit Paris. As they journey together through the City of Love, Mr. Chicken is overcome by the magic of all the city has to offer—and the inhabitants of this most stylish city don't quite know what to make of him. Mr. Chicken is yet another unforgettable and riotous character from Leigh Hobbs who will delight children of all ages. read more

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In her third gripping adventure, Nim unearths an amazing opalized fossil, but this discovery puts her island in terrible danger Ni...m lives on an island with her father, Jack, a marine iguana called Fred, a sea lion called Selkie, and their friend Alex Rover, the adventure writer. Nim's island is the most beautiful place in the world, and she wouldn't live anywhere else. When Jack invites a group of scientists to visit, they bring their children as well. But two of the scientists have plans other than studying algae. By the time Nim discovers what they really want, and what they will do to get it, the children are in grave danger. And so is the island! Nim must choose between saving a natural treasure and saving someone's life. read more

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Addressing themes of courage, curiosity, adventure, and loyalty, this second compendium of the Tashi series contains all 10 storie...s from books 8–12 of Tashi’s escapades. These stories share Tashi’s brave adventures as he outsmarts evil demons, takes on one-eyed kidnappers and bungling brigades, and confronts wicked ghosts. Tashi always manages to save the day using his quick wit and trickery. Young readers will cheer on Tashi as he combats evil in these 10 enchanting stories. read more

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When she was a baby, Ruby liked making popping noises with her dummy. "Pop! Pop! Pop!" When she was older, she tried making scary ...noises instead. "Scrrr! Screekle! Scrunch!" But she couldn't frighten anyone, not a frog, not a fish. "Shivers!" thought Ruby. What was the scariest noise she could make? And she opened her mouth wide to find out. read more

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Can you run like a rabbit? Can you jump like a frog? Or laze like a lizard, stretched out on a log? Yes, you can! Read along and d...o all the actions. read more

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Simple but intelligent, bright, and cheerful, this early childhood concept book teaches animal names and celebrates indigenous art... in a joyous, nondidactic, and playful wayLively illustrations and cumulative text help children identify Australian animals in the Australian landscape as well as common verbs. The kangaroos hop, the butterflies fly, and the echidnas shuffle across the land and down to the water's edge where a sleepy crocodile lies. read more

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Come along with Tashi and his friend Jack on four new adventures of mystery and magic! Each story features a full-page color illus...tration. Tashi is bold and clever, and tells the best stories ever! There's a Magnificent Magician with a greedy plan, a haunted house about to go up in flames, ruthless ruffians after a rare orchid, and a quest for the bravest person in the land to face the fire-breathing Red Whiskered Dragon. read more

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Adventurous little Tashi braves the perils of the big city when he and Grandma find themselves lost and far from their village in ...the 11th installment in the well-established Tashi series. Young Tashi fans will cheer for their hero as he takes on a one-eyed kidnapper, bungling brigands, and other perils in the bustling marketplace. Along with the tales of derring-do, Tashi adventures are filled with themes of bravery, ingenuity, and loyalty. read more

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All four stories about lovable Mr. Badger in one collectable volume Meet Mr. Badger and his friends and discover the world of the ...Boubles Grand Hotel. Mr. Badger is in charge of special events at a splendid old London hotel. Mr. Badger is always polite and well organized—which is lucky, as he has learnt to expect the unexpected. From missing apes and magic mirrors to difficult duchesses and birthday parties, there is never a dull moment when he is on the job.  read more

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Adventurous little Tashi is granted three wishes after encountering a sly genie hiding in an old bowl, in this fourth installment ...of the Tashi series. Both Tashi and his friend Jack are flabbergasted, however, when Tashi’s wishes don't quite turn out as he hopes, leaving Tashi face to face with the evil warlord he escaped in his very first adventure. This time the warlord has captured children, and in order to rescue them, Tashi needs to stay one step ahead of the villain's devious plans. Tashi’s cleverness will ultimately triumph, teaching young readers about the advantage of brains over brawn. read more

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Uncle Tiki Pu is in terrible trouble with the War Lord, and Tashi must rely on the help of a phoenix—by a beautiful creature with ...eyes of crystal and tail feathers of gold—to save him and his family. Then Princess Sarashina’s sister is told she must marry a man who is sneaky and cruel instead of the good, kind Cha Ming who loves her best of all. How will Tashi persuade the powerful emperor to change his mind? It takes more than courage to deal with warlords and emperors, but Tashi always has a clever idea and something useful in his pocket. read more

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Tashi’s exciting adventures continue in the 13th book of this captivating series as he must once again use his clever wit and tric...kery to outsmart harrowing demons. When the demons hijack one of Can-Du’s buses and kidnap his son in the process, Tashi must get behind the wheel to rescue Little Can-Du and catch the thief red-handed. Brave Tashi must pull out all the stops to drive the evil demons from the village and bring Little Can-Du back to safety. read more

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Young readers will cheer Tashi along as he uses his quick wit and keen bravery to drive the villainous monster Bluebeard from the ...castle and save the village once again. read more

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Children and adults will enjoy this friendly all-Australian counting book with playful rhyming text counting from "one little nipp...er" to "twelve kelpie legs" to "trillions of stars" and fireworks over Sydney Harbour Bridge. A warm-hearted book for little children learning to count, it also includes pies, potaroos, and 10 blue wrens. read more

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Addressing themes of courage, curiosity, adventure, daring, and good triumphing over bad, this compilation contains the first seve...n books of the Tashi series in one great big volume. He's brave. He's bold. He's the best! Tashi is too cunning for the warlord and the wicked baron and far too clever for giants, ghosts, witches, and demons. Best of all, Tashi tells the most fantastic stories. Included here are 14 of his daredevil adventures and a map of Tashi's village and its surroundings. read more

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Simple but intelligent, bright, and cheerful, this early childhood concept book teaches animal names and celebrates indigenous art... in a joyous, nondidactic, and playful wayIn an animal counting book with a difference, the reader follows the river to the sea, meeting and counting the animals until finally 10 little fish meet a big scary shark. Bold illustrations and a delightfully playful text help readers familiarize themselves with prepositions as well as animals and numbers. read more

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A fascinating timeslip adventure set in a hidden valley where an 11-year-old girl travels across the river of time to fight fires,... battle floodwaters, and discover the meaning of true friendshipLucy can't wait for Christmas, especially as her big sister Claire is coming home from France to celebrate with her. But then the phone rings in the middle of the night and suddenly Lucy's mother is off to Paris, where Claire has had a bad accident. Lucy is horrified to find that she is to spend Christmas, and the summer holidays, with Great-Auntie Big in her isolated country house. As Christmas approaches Lucy has never felt so lonely—until the night she discovers she can enter the magical floor-to-ceiling paintings of the four seasons that cover the dining room walls. On the other side of the paintings, Lucy finds a world of adventure—but can she see the truth that lies behind the painted walls and bring hope to the future? Or will she risk losing the things that matter most before she realizes the power of the past and the love of the one person who understands the painted world? read more

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Meet Anders, Eden and their new friend, Bernie. It's the school holidays, and there are comics to be made, games to be played, ice... cream to be eaten, and rhinos to impress at Wekiwa water park. Then Anders and his friends meet the Green Grabber and things take on a whole new twist, leading Anders to a wonderful pet, Skip, and to wild adventures—and a dramatic rescue—in the sky. An endearing story of fun, friendship and unexpected courage. read more

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Come on a journey into the world of Australia's wildlife, exploring all the different habitats, from parched deserts to lush rainf...orests. Disocver the mammals, birds, reptiles, fish and insects that live there. Search for the animals hidden in each habitat scene. Find out about the fish that walks; the sixth sense of the platypus; the deadly venom of the desert death adder; the strange table manners of the sea star. This environmental atlas of Australian animals by an expert team is full of fascinating facts and superb illustrations. read more

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At Canteen Creek where we live, there are cheeky dogs everywhere. But when the cheeky goats, donkeys, buffaloes, and camels make m...ischief in the camp, the dogs just lie there—until those pesky animals really go too far. Then the cheeky camp dogs roar into action! read more

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In a new picture book, Tashi rides on a white tiger to the top of the mountain to see why the dragon is not sending the rains to h...is villageEver since he could remember, Tashi had been told stories about the dragon. Grandmother said the dragon lived over the mountain and far away. Second Uncle said the dragon lived in a palace of gold—he'd seen it once with his telescope, twinkling like a star. Wise-as-an-Owl said they’d be lucky if they never saw a dragon in their whole lives.Kim Gamble's stunning illustrations take readers again into the wondrous land where Tashi lives, in the second color book to introduce Tashi to very young children. Tashi's village is experiencing a drought, so he takes a journey to find why the rains aren't being sent—a scary journey, as the dragons are the source of rain. As always, Tashi is brave and clever, and finds a way to relate to the dragons and save his village. read more

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Set on Groote Eylandt, this beautiful book invites children to look for animals in different habitats throughout the course of one... day. Yirruwa yirrilikenuma-langwa, amiyembena yirrirringka yirruwa?When we go walkabout, what do we see?Up in a tree there is something flapping its wings at us. Duwedirra! Cockatoo!Down in the river we see something staring at us. Dingarrbiya! Crocodile!Back home there is someone waiting for us ... Dungkwarrika! Grandma!A beautiful story for the very young that brings to vivid life the unique world of Groote Eylandt.'We want our children to hear a story and know where it's come from and where it's travelled.' Rhoda Lalara'As children we used to go walkabout with our grandmothers and see the animals. Now we take our own kids out.' Alfred LalaraThis edition includes a QR code link to hear Rhoda Larlara read the text in Anindilyakwa.This book was produced through the Emerging Indigenous Picture Book Mentoring Project, a joint initiative between The Little Big Book Club and Allen & Unwin, assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. read more

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Tashi has amazing adventures, like the time the Baba Yaga's house blew into the village on the winds of a terrible storm, and when... he found a genie and rode on a flying carpet. Tashi has stories about a big smelly giant, a haunted house, and a proud golden phoenix. And he must be very clever when the Book of Spells is stolen, and almost magical when he tries to save the Baron's dog. Tashi's friend Jack loves hearing Tashi's stories, and so do children all over the world. In this storybook, Anna and Barbara Fienberg have chosen some of their favorite Tashi stories, and written a new one called "Kidnapped!"  read more

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A cobbler girl tricks the Wawel Dragon, after all the king's knights fail. The Polar Bear King loses his skin. Momotaro, born from... a peach, defies the ogres everyone else is too scared to face. Snow White and Rose Red make friends with a bear. From Poland to Iceland, Japan to Germany, these 10 fairytales from across the globe re-told as comics will have you enthralled. Giants! Trolls! Witches! Beasts! You will encounter them all in this visual cornucopia of a book. read more

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During the massive 7.8M earthquake that hit New Zealand in November, 2016, two cows and a calf were stranded on a two-meter high "...island" when their paddock slid and buckled 80 meters from its original position. Sensibly, they stayed put and were rescued by farmers a day or so later. This story attracted huge media attention locally and around the world. It's an iconic story of bravery in the face of great adversity, and of helping others and protecting those around us. It's also emblematic of the laconic Kiwi sense of humor and the strength of the New Zealand spirit when faced with chaos and crisis. It's a light point in the midst of devastation. read more

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A smart but prickly 10-year-old must survive on wits and luck when she goes on the run in modern-day Sydney. Pip Sullivan's 10th b...irthday was a disaster—and that was only the beginning. With her beloved Sully in hospital and the welfare hot on her heels, Pip needs time, money, and a place to stay. She's determined to stay one step ahead of Senior Constable Molly Dunlop! With help from her friends—including a psychic cat and a canine escape artist—Pip needs to stay out of dreaded foster homes so she can help Sully get better. Run, Pip, Run is a warm-hearted story about a small girl on her own in a big city, but who knows a thing or two about loyalty, bravery, and friendship. read more