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Easy toilet training:Todler Toilet Training
1 Easy toilet training:Todler Toilet Training
Australia Pennon Pub 2003 1877029467 / 9781877029462 Revised Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
89 pages. Learn the easy procedure for effective toilet training which doesn't make you pull your hair out. Do it with Dr Janet Hall who was the founder of The Boss of the Bladder Program in Melbourne, Victoria, which has, for over twenty years, treated hundreds of children and adolescents who have experienced problems with staying dry - day and night! As a clinical psychologist in private practice, and mother of two children, Janet realised the need for an informative book for parents on toddlers who are ready for toilet training. 
Price: 7.50 AUD
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Who Cares About Elderly People?
2 Who Cares About Elderly People?
USA Child's Play 1992 0859533522 / 9780859533522 Stapled Pictorial Cover Good 12mo Pam Adams 
32 colour illustrated pages. "The Who Cares Series" helps us to learn about ourselves, our world and our responsibilities, and fosters caring, sharing and loving instincts. This book "Who Cares About Elderly People?" teaches us that we have to help each other. Reminds that young people and old people have a lot to give each other. Time spent with old people is never wasted. 
Price: 10.00 AUD
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Buenas Noches, Buenos Aires, Adair, Gilbert
3 Adair, Gilbert Buenas Noches, Buenos Aires
UK Faber & Faber 2005 0571206115 / 9780571206117 1st Edition Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
151 pages. A wonderfully funny yet tender evocation of the hedonistic 1980s. A young gay British man comes to 1980s Paris to teach English and to taste the erotic life that has eluded him in Britain. He suddenly finds himself in the midst of a sexual free-for-all beyond his wildest dreams - and then the AIDS epidemic hits. A beautiful, profane and witty novel from one of the masters of the form. Gilbert Adair has published novels, essays, translations, children's books and poetry. He has also written screenplays, including The Dreamers from his own novel for Bernardo Bertolucci. 
Price: 9.00 AUD
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Past Eight O'Clock: Goodnight Stories (Puffin Books), Aiken, Joan
4 Aiken, Joan Past Eight O'Clock: Goodnight Stories (Puffin Books)
U. K. Puffin 1990 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo Jan Pienkowski 
128 pages including black/white illustrations. A collection of eight short stories based on lullaby and bedtime song themes. Joan Delano Aiken MBE (1924-2004) was an English writer specialising in supernatural fiction and children's alternate history novels. In 1999 she was awarded an MBE for her services to children's literature. Ex lib. Moderate wear. Scratch in the lower edge. 
Price: 10.00 AUD
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The Imagineers: Writing and Illustrating Children's Books, Alderman, Belle; Harman, Lauren
5 Alderman, Belle; Harman, Lauren The Imagineers: Writing and Illustrating Children's Books
Australia Reading Time 1983 0959438513 / 9780959438512 1st Edition Glossy Soft Cover Good 12mo 
171 pages. 
Price: 9.00 AUD
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Love Potions, Charms & Other Romantic Notions, Allardice, Pamela
6 Allardice, Pamela Love Potions, Charms & Other Romantic Notions
USA / Australia Mallard Pr 1991 0792457013 / 9780792457015 1st Edition Hard Cover Good Good 12mo Sally Simons 
89 indexed pages including many colour illustrations. The pursuit of love, more than any other aspect of our lives, is still governed by a wealth of superstitions. Children play ancient match-making games, while lovers seek lucky omens and observe time-honored rituals in their search for a partner. The wedding ceremony itself has many traditions which are still kept up, even when those taking part are unaware of their significance. In Love Potions, Pamela Allardice introduces the reader to this traditional lore and the methods used to win a lover's heart. Many everyday flowers, fruits, herbs, and spices have special significance. While you should be pleased to receive a bouquet of red geraniums indicating that your lover is melancholy without you, you should be wary of a missive trimmed with sweet peas, signifying indifference. This beautifully illustrated book gives the history of lucky omens, ancient rituals and strange concoctions used by lovers - even by such famous lovers as Napoleon, Madame du Barry, Elizabeth I and the infamous Marquis de Sade. 
Price: 11.00 AUD
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I'm Not Scared, Ammaniti, Niccolo
7 Ammaniti, Niccolo I'm Not Scared
Australia Text Publishing 2004 187700846X / 9781877008467 Reprint Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo 
215 pages. Translated from the Italian as: "Io non ho paura" which was first published by Giulio Einaudi Editore 2001. Winner of the prestigious 2001 Viareggio-Repaci Prize for Fiction. 1978, the hottest summer of the twentieth century. In a tiny Italian rural community, the adults shelter indoors while six children venture out on their bikes across the scorched, deserted countryside. In the midst of a sea of golden wheat, nine-year-old Michele Amitrano discovers a secret so momentous, so terrible, that he dare not tell anyone about it. To come to terms with what he finds, he will have to draw strength from his own imagination and sense of humanity. The reader witnesses a dual story: the one that is seen through Michele's eyes, and the tragedy involving the adults of this isolated hamlet. The result is an immensely powerful, lyrical and skilfully narrated novel, reminiscent of such classics as Stand By Me, To Kill a Mockingbird andThe Adventures of Tom Sawyer. A compelling and utterly absorbing read, I'm Not Scared reinforces Ammaniti's status as a major literary talent. Winner of the Viareggio-Repaci Prize for Literature. Niccolo Ammaniti has written two collections of short stories and six novels, four of which have been translated into English. He was the youngest ever winner of the Italian Viareggio Literary Prize for Fiction for his best-selling novel I'm Not Scared,which has been translated into thirty-five languages. The Crossroads received the Premio Strega Prize in 2007, Italy's equivalent to the Booker Prize. Review: This gripping American debut by Italian novelist Ammaniti captures well the vagaries of childhood: the shifting alliances, the casual betrayals and the mix of helplessness and earnest audacity with which children confront adult situations. Nine-year-old Michele Amitrano lives with his little sister, devoted mother and distant father in a rural Italian hamlet consisting of five dilapidated houses. In the sweltering summer of 1978, he and a group of his friends strike out on their bikes across the barren, scorched hills. While exploring an abandoned house, Michele discovers what he believes to be the dead body of a boy his own age. He cannot bring himself to tell his friends. When he tries to tell his father, the elder Amitrano brushes him off. Drawn back to the site, Michele discovers that the boy is not dead, but weak, disoriented and unable to account for his presence there. Michele brings the boy food and water and slowly learns more about him. The boy's story-which includes kidnapping and ransom-are too much for a nine-year-old to fathom and involve virtually every adult in the tiny community. Yet Michele decides that he must do something to help the boy. Part mystery, part morality play, the novel is written in simple, spare prose. The characters, particularly that of Michele, spring to life, and the story builds to a heart-stopping climax. Readers will find this accomplished work hard to put down and even harder to forget. (Feb.) Forecast: This novel was a bestseller in Italy, and while that doesn't usually translate into U.S. sales, Ammaniti's masterful use of suspense should help win him an American following. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information. 'Niccolo Ammaniti is the best novelist of his generation.' Il Giornale 'Ammaniti, one of the most admired figures on the Italian fiction scene...uses short sentences like the cracks of a whip and sharp paragraphs to make our hearts race and carry us to the edge of the abyss.' ABC, Spain 'Ammaniti is a born story-teller.' L'Unita 'Readers will find this accomplished work hard to put down and even harder to forget.' Publishers Weekly 'A tense, breathless book, written with self-confidence and vitality.' La Stampa 'Readable in one breath...moving, impressive, amazing. It reminds you of Italo Calvino, but a Calvino warmed by a humanity that is not afraid to roll around in the mud.' Panorama 'Confirms his extraordinary narrative talent, over which he superimposes an atmosphere of horror and marvel.' (Le Monde.) 
Price: 10.00 AUD
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That Aussie Christman Book, Andrew Daddo,Terry Denton
8 Andrew Daddo,Terry Denton That Aussie Christman Book
Australia Scholastic 2007 1741690439 / 9781741690439 1st Edition Soft Cover Very Good 12mo Terry Denton 
183 pages. Streuth! It's another flamin' Christmas book from Scholastic! The author of Good Night, Me; Youse Two; Muffin Top; Sprung; and countless other beloved Aussie tales offers up a new collection of wickedly funny stories! Andrew Daddo's brilliant ability to tap into the inner child and deliver stories that will ring true with kids is more outstanding than ever in this collection of hilarious, quirky accounts of Christmas-the Aussie way! Packed with stories, unfortunate twists and silly alterations, some of Daddo's stories are loosely based on his own family Christmas experiences, while others are just far-out super-silly tales that we know children of this age group love. Andrew Daddo well known to television audiences in Australia and overseas for more than ten years, as a presenter on American MTV, Lonely Planet, 11 AM, and (with Ernie Dingo) Kidspeak and Olympic Sunrise. He is a reporter on the current series of The Great Outdoors. He is a mad golfer and lives with his wife Jacqui, son Felix and baby daughter Anouk on Sydney s northern beaches. Terry Denton is one of Australia s best loved artists: he has won many awards including Picture Book of the Year, and he created the look for ABCTV s internationally successful children s show Lift Off. Terry lives with his wife and children in Mornington. 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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Gifted Children: The Challenge Continues, A Guide For Parents And Teachers, Angelica Jacob, Graham Barnsley
9 Angelica Jacob, Graham Barnsley Gifted Children: The Challenge Continues, A Guide For Parents And Teachers
Australia NSW Association for Gifted and Talented Children 1996 0646274139 / 9780646274133 1st Edition Soft Cover Good 12mo 
288 pages. An invaluable reference guide for parents and teachers of gifted children. It is a recognition that gifted children do need help and the challenge to help them grow into fulfilling individuals is a continuing process. Parents. teachers and academics present their Insight and knowledge into a diverse range of issues related to gifted and talented children. Some of the issues covered in this anthology are: NSW Department and Board Of Studies policies; National Position Paper on die Education of Gifted and Talented Children; identifying and understanding gifted children; giftedness in early childhood; parenting gifted children; affective needs oi gifted children; gifted learning disabled; school programmes/special courses; stories. poems and letters by gifted and talented children. There is now u national policy on the education for gifted and talented students, a matter that has concerned many educators and parents in every Australian State and Territory which provides a framework for the development of a much needed policy. 
Price: 15.50 AUD
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The Man from Snowy River: illustrated with stills from the film by Snowy River Productions, Anonymous
10 Anonymous The Man from Snowy River: illustrated with stills from the film by Snowy River Productions
Australia Angus and Robertson 1982 0207148341 / 9780207148347 1st Edition Soft Cover Good 12mo David Parker (photographer) 
62 pages including colour illustrations. The story of the outstanding filmtold in wordsand 58 suberb full colour pictures. Inspired by the poem by A.B. ('Banjo') Paterson. For children. There is an inscription in the first page and creases in the back cover. 
Price: 10.00 AUD
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Specky Magee and the Season of Champions, Arena, Felice; Lyon, Garry
11 Arena, Felice; Lyon, Garry Specky Magee and the Season of Champions
Australia Puffin 2004 0143300628 / 9780143300625 Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
223 pages. Simon 'Specky' Magee and his Under 14s football team, the Booyong High Lions, return to battle out the second half of their league's season. The Lions are playing well and Specky's form is looking good - perhaps good enough to win a scholarship to a prestigious sporting school. But a knee injury sees him sidelined, and suddenly his future is filled with uncertainty. Will his team make it to the finals without him? Will he be able to play if they do? And how is he going to impress the talent scout if he can't play footy? Meanwhile, he'll have to deal with his rival and worst enemy, Screamer Johnson, and he will meet the mysterious Tiger Girl and the Great McCarthy. Join Specky Magee as he finds out why there's more to being a champion than just being a legend on the field. For upper primary and lower secondary school age children. 
Price: 9.50 AUD
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A Practical Guide to Young Australian Fiction, Arnold, Josie;Piccinin, Tesha
12 Arnold, Josie;Piccinin, Tesha A Practical Guide to Young Australian Fiction
Australia Published by ABC Enterprises for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation 1985 0642529442 / 9780642529442 1st Edition Soft Cover Good 12mo 
240 indexed pages. The authors of this Guide, Josie Arnold and Tesha Piccinin, have a combined experience of thirty-six years teaching secondary school English and have been Regional English Consultants and members of the Victorian Education Department Secondary English Committee. They began the Guide as a research project when they were asked to look at Australian teenage ?ction with a view to adapting books for ABC television. Although their work does not purport to be a comprehensive coverage of young Australian ?ction, they have selected books which would be reasonably available to young readers. A Practical Guide to Young Australian Fiction will provide useful background information for anyone seeking guidance in choosing books for children of different ages and interests. The books are arranged in alphabetical order by author and each entry gives publication details, indicates the book’s theme, plot, characterisation and style, lists the issues raised and suggests a reading level. Inscription in the first page. 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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Health and environmental lead in Australia, Australian Academy of Science
13 Australian Academy of Science Health and environmental lead in Australia
Australia Australian Academy of Science 1981 0858470950 / 9780858470958 1st Edition Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
xvi + 143 pages. Research into lead and the Australian health environment brought some unexpected answers: Some evidence suggested lead is added in some way to food and beverages during processing, some children ingest lead from dust or dirt, from lead paint on old houses, lead toys or dust on clothes of family members who work in the lead industry - Australia IS one ‘of the world's largest producers of lead. There is, however, no clear-cut level of lead concentration in blood above which adverse effects are observed. While the researchers said their findings on humans did not give rise to grave concern, their conclusion was that certain limited populations are at risk and require identification. Lead from motor exhausts does not produce signs and symptoms of clinical lead poisoning. But, reports from overseas and Australia suggest adverse effects from this may be less obvious, especially on the mental and behavioural developments of children. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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Hero, Baillie, Allan
14 Baillie, Allan Hero
Australia Puffin 1991 0140344276 / 9780140344271 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good 16mo 
142 pages. This story is based on the Sydney flood of 1986 and is set in the outer suburb of Richmond. The floods cause the river to burst its banks, and three children race to get home before water covers the bridges. Each takes a different route, and one of them will be a hero by the end of the day. Ex lib. 
Price: 9.50 AUD
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Little Monster, Baillie, Allan
15 Baillie, Allan Little Monster
Australia Omnibus Books 1991 1862911266 / 9781862911260 1st Edition Soft Cover Good 12mo David Cox 
80 pages. Humorous story of Queeg, a pet monster, and his owner's efforts to get rid of him. The author is a noted children's writer whose previous works include Drac and the Gremlin', which was joint Picture Book of the Year in 1989. 
Price: 9.50 AUD
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Riverman, Baillie, Allan
16 Baillie, Allan Riverman
Australia Puffin 1992 0140341935 / 9780140341935 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good 16mo 
143 pages. Set in pre-WWI Tasmania, it follows the adventures of a 12-year-old boy, Shrimp, who becomes the unlikely hero of a dangerous journey on the Franklin river. In the Tasmanian mining disaster of 1912, Tim finds himself on a dangerous adventure. He sets off with his uncle and a team of rivermen down the Franklin River and when everything seems lost it is Tim who has to get them out of trouble. So Tim was small for his age and always felt inferior, but found that courage bore no relation to size and learned to survive in rugged Franklin River country. By the author of "Eagle Island" and "Hero". The 1988 IBBY Honour Diploma winner, it was also shortlisted for the 1987 Australian Children's Book of the Year Award. For children aged 10-12 years. 
Price: 8.50 AUD
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A Handful of Magic, Baker, Ivy
17 Baker, Ivy A Handful of Magic
Australia Angus & Robertson 1988 0207156999 / 9780207156991 1st Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good 12mo 
116 pages. Something very weird is happening to Vicki. Why does she keep on seeing a strange vision floating above her - a scary face that mysteriously appears and disappears? Is it nightmare? Or her imagination? Or sunstroke? Suddenly the summer holidays are far from ordinary, and Vicki has much more to worry about than just her own fear of swimming. As she tries to make sense of all the odd things that are happening, Vicki gradually realises that the magic face has powers beyond her wildest dreams. This book is Ivy Baker’s fourth novel for children and follows her earlier successes. After taking up academic studies when her sons had embarked on their own careers, Ivy Baker matriculated with distinctions and began her degree at the University of Melbourne. She graduated with first class honours, winning the Bowen Prize for politics and the Margaret Kiddle Prize for history. On completing postgraduate studies at Monash University she gained a Master of Arts and received a Commonwealth Research Award. 
Price: 10.00 AUD
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Second Time Around, Baker, Nick; Monch, Jill
18 Baker, Nick; Monch, Jill Second Time Around
Australia Greenhouse Pub 1986 0864360371 / 9780864360373 1st Edition Glossy Soft Cover Good 12mo 
47 front side printed leaves chiefly illustrated. Once bitten. . . it seems not. Nick Baker and Jill Monch take a light-hearted look at the antics of men and women released from the fetters of marriage. Through wickedly funny cartoons, Baker and Monch explore sex roles, the discreet charm of the singles bar, the unfulfilled fantasy and the plight of the lemmings plunging into marriage for the Second Time Around. Nick Baker is a freelance cartoonist, contributing regularly to "The Financial Times", The Daily Mirror and The Daily Express and also to Punch and Private Eye. Nick has also written and illustrated children’s books and drawn two books of cartoons. Jill Monch met Nick through a shared interest in amateur drama. Jill’s experience as a divorcee in the singles’ scene provided her with the theme and title of the book and she contributed many of the cartoon ideas and the concept for the cover. 
Price: 9.00 AUD
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Poems by Young Australians 2004: the best entries from the 2004 Taronga Foundation Poetry Prize, Bale, Josephine et al
19 Bale, Josephine et al Poems by Young Australians 2004: the best entries from the 2004 Taronga Foundation Poetry Prize
Australia Random House 2004 0759320365 / 9780759320369 1st Edition Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
xvi + 95 indexed pagespages including illustrations s and foreword by Bradley Trevor Greive. Here is a collection to share and enjoy uathe very best poems by young people, for young people. This anthology of winning and commended poems from the 2004 Taronga Foundation Poetry Prize is both a delight and a revelation, showcasing the remarkable talent of poets from 8 to 19 years of age. The brainchild of bestselling author Bradley Trevor Greive, the Taronga Foundation Poetry Prize was launched in 2003 - a chance for young people to get creative, get writing and get published. The competition brings together two themes that have been linked throughout history - poetry and nature. Both are under threat, and both are passions of author Bradley Trevor Greive. 'Nature has always been one of the greatest inspirations for poetry. In fact, it is virtually impossible to appreciate the beauty and wonder of nature without a love of poetry.' Bradley Trevor Greive. For primary students. 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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What's up Mate?, Bales, Helen
20 Bales, Helen What's up Mate?
Australia Hodder & Stoughton 1987 0340372036 / 9780340372036 1st Edition Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
32 pages including colour illustrations. During the eighteen months my son Anthony was under treatment for cancer, we all - doctors, nurses and family - developed the habit of greeting him with "What's up, mate?". We didn't expect a reply but more often than not we did get a smile. Perhaps in the beginning, the question was too difficult for a six-year-old child to answer. During the long period of struggling to communicate and cope, Anthony himself became aware of our problem. When I decided to try to put it all down on paper, the idea was instantly endorsed "The kids need it, Mum," said Anthony. So do parents, friends, relatives and teachers. I hope that "What's Up Mate?" will make it just a little easier to cope in a very difficult situation. 
Price: 12.50 AUD
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