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  • Maybe Tomorrowby Boori Pryor; Meme McDonald

    Allen & Unwin 2010; US$ 22.71

    From the Aboriginal fringe camps of his birth to the catwalk, basketball court, DJ console and more...this is a new anniversary edition of Boori Monty Pryor's life, his pain, his joy and his hopes, and is as powerful now as it was when it was first published in 1998. more...

  • The Watcherby Jeanette Winter; Jeanette Winter

    Random House Children's Books 2011; US$ 17.99

    Starred Review, Booklist , March 1, 2011: ?An author?s note rounds out this beautiful celebration of one of the world?s most influential animal advocates.? Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews , March 1, 2011: ?This gorgeous, accessible biography allows young readers to absorb the significance of Jane?s tireless research, her groundbreaking discoveries... more...

  • King of the Mild Frontierby Chris Crutcher

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 7.99

    Do You Know: A good reason to be phobic about oysters and olives? That you can step inside a roaring coal furnace and feet cool? That Jesus had an older brother? How shutting your mouth can help you avoid brain surgery? How to avoid cow-pies during your baptism? How to survive in the winter wilderness with only... more...

  • The Kidnapped Princeby Ann Cameron

    Random House Children's Books 2010; US$ 5.99

    Kidnapped at the age of 11 from his home in Benin, Africa, Olaudah Equiano spent the next 11 years as a slave in England, the U.S., and the West Indies, until he was able to buy his freedom. His autobiography, published in 1789, was a bestseller in its own time. Cameron has modernized and shortened it while remaining true to the spirit of the original.... more...

  • Jacky Daydreamby Jacqueline Wilson; Nick Sharratt

    RHCP 2008; US$ 11.18

    Lots of Jacqueline Wilson's characters are well-known and well-loved by thousands of readers: Hetty Feather, Ruby and Garnet, Pearl and Jodie, Elsa, Lily and, of course, the brilliant Tracy Beaker! But how much do you know about Jacqueline herself? Jacqueline takes a look back at her own childhood and teenage years in this captivating... more...

  • The Boy on Fairfield Streetby Kathleen Krull; Steve Johnson; Lou Fancher

    Random House Children's Books 2011; US$ 7.99

    Award-winning author Kathleen Krull zeros in on the formative first 22 years of the life of Ted Geisel. This is the first picture book biography of Dr. Seuss, written especially for his young fans who want to know what made him tick. The animals in the zoo that his father ran and his fondness for drawing them, the injustices he suffered as the child... more...

  • Elena Vanishingby Elena Dunkle; Clare B. Dunkle

    Chronicle Books LLC 2015; US$ 13.99

    Seventeen-year-old Elena is vanishing. Every day means renewed determination, so every day means fewer calories. This is the story of a girl whose armor against anxiety becomes artillery against herself as she battles on both sides of a lose-lose war in a struggle with anorexia. Told entirely from Elena's perspective over a five-year period and cowritten... more...

  • EDGE - Dream to Win: Nicola Adamsby Roy Apps; Chris King

    Hachette Children's 2015; Not Available

    It takes blood, sweat and tears to get to the top of any sport, and these short, inspirational biographies show just how tough it can be. Focusing on top athletes and sport personalities, each dramatic story brings to life the skill, determination and luck needed to break through into top level competition. This title is published by... more...

  • Who Was Steve Irwin?by Dina Anastasio; Jim Eldridge

    Penguin Young Readers Group 2015; US$ 5.99

    By popular demand, the 100th Who Was...? subject is Steve Irwin! Steve Irwin did not have a typical childhood. Born in Melbourne, Australia, on February 22, 1962, he was raised on the wildlife park his parents owned. He cared for the animals and especially loved reptiles--he got a python for his sixth birthday! At nine years old, Steve was already... more...

  • Extraordinary Peopleby Michael Hearst; Aaron Scamihorn

    Chronicle Books LLC 2015; US$ 12.99

    Inside this book, you'll find stories of 50 extraordinary people such as: Evel Knievel, who jumped his motorcycle over 14 Greyhound buses The Iceman, the most well-preserved human, found in the ice after 5,300 years Sam Patch, who jumped Niagara Falls for $75 Helen Thayer, who walked to the North Pole alone Roy Sullivan, who was struck by lightning... more...