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Mayday (Home & Away), Anderson, Joan
1 Anderson, Joan Mayday (Home & Away)
Australia Macmillan 2005 0330421727 / 9780330421720 1st Edition Soft Cover Good 12mo 
159 pages. It was the perfect day Or so they thought. Colleen, Dan, Leah, Tasha, Kim and Hayley board the seaplane excitedly. It's a chance to see Summer Bay from the air and to picnic at a secluded little cove in the national park. It's a chance for Dan to give Leah the ring that is weighing down his pocket, and for Tasha to leave behind the argumentative Robbie. But on the return flight, things go horribly wrong. Back at Summer Bay, the anxious hours pass. Alf organises the search and rescue mission; Scott thinks of all the things he desperately needs to tell Hayley. But as the day begins to fade, there is still no news of the missing plane. And soon, terrible doubts begin to creep in. Ages 12-16 years. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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Fly A Rebel Flag: The Battle At Eureka, Annear, Robyn
2 Annear, Robyn Fly A Rebel Flag: The Battle At Eureka
Australia Black Dog Books 2004 1876372230 / 9781876372231 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo 
149 indexed pages. A fictionalised account of the Eureka stockade battle. The diggers took made a stand against license fees and police harassment. They took up arms, built a stockade and swore to defend themselves. When government troops stormed the Eureka stockade the battle last just twenty minutes, but it changed Australia forever. 
Price: 9.00 AUD
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Specky Magee and the Season of Champions, Arena, Felice; Lyon, Garry
3 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
4 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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Break in the Sun, Ashley, Bernard
5 Ashley, Bernard Break in the Sun
U. K. Puffin 1980 0140313419 / 9780140313413 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good 16mo 
Patsy hates her new London flat and her cruel, lazy stepfather. She’d much rather be back with just her mum in that little house behind the amusement park in Margate. Soon her worries start to show in a very embarrassing way. But just when things seem desperate, a completely unexpected chance of escape presents itself.ages. Patsy hates her new London flat and her cruel, lazy stepfather. She’d much rather be back with just her mum in that little house behind the amusement park in Margate. Soon her worries start to show in a very embarrassing way. But just when things seem desperate, a completely unexpected chance of escape presents itself. Stamp in the inside back cover. Moderate wear in cover. 
Price: 13.00 AUD
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Riverman, Baillie, Allan
6 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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Selby Splits, Ball, Duncan
7 Ball, Duncan Selby Splits
Australia Angus & Robertson 2001 0207197806 / 9780207197802 1st Edition Glossy Soft Cover Good 12mo Allan Stomann 
194 pages. Can't teach an old dog new tricks? Hey, this ain't no ordinary dog we're talking about! Mr and Mrs Trifle have got something pretty special in their kennel - they've the smartest, funniest, most pernicketty mutt in Australia, and perhaps the world. He's prettier than Lassie; smarter than Scooby Doo and a damn sight more energetic than Snoopy - he's the one and only Selby, king of the canines! 
Price: 7.50 AUD
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The Dolphin: Story of a Dreamer, Bambaren, Sergio F.
8 Bambaren, Sergio F. The Dolphin: Story of a Dreamer
Australia Gemcraft Books 1997 0646230751 / 9780646230757 4th Ed Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo Yanni Dellaportas 
96 pages including b/w illustrations. Daniel Dolphin was a dreamer. He was convinced that there was more to life than fishing and sleeping, so he had decided to devote all his energies to discover the true purpose of his life through his surfing and the wisdom of the sea. Illustrated throughout with photos of surf and dolphins. Ages 12 plus. Previous owner sticker in the first page. 
Price: 10.50 AUD
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Hennessy (UQP young adult fiction), Banville, Vincent
9 Banville, Vincent Hennessy (UQP young adult fiction)
Australia University of Queensland Press 1990 0702225053 / 9780702225055 Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo 
166 pages. Hennessy is always in trouble! Fifteen years old, the red headed Irish larrikin is expelled from boarding school. At his new school St. Jude's, he becomes a rock star, falls in love and has great time. For teenagers. 
Price: 9.00 AUD
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The Great Secondhand Supper, Bastian, Greg
10 Bastian, Greg The Great Secondhand Supper
Australia University of Queensland Press 1989 0702222453 / 9780702222450 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo 
135 pages. Jason Washington, fifteen, is learning to become a writer - fast! Acting on inside information about a proposed link road, he and his family have left the stifling life of the city to open a new restaurant in sleepy Gum Flats. But when the link road fails to appear and small-town rivalries take their toll, the Washingtons are threatened with emotional and financial disaster. In the meantime, Jason works enthusiastically on "The Great Secondhand Supper". With this short story, he hopes to win a lucrative prize and so ensure a bright future for the Meander Inn.A vivacious and intelligent schoolmate, Angela Conti, a kindly newsagent with a secret and a shonky developer all play a special part in this exciting and humorous story of Jason's development into a promising writer. 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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The Shape, Bates, Dianne
11 Bates, Dianne The Shape
Australia Allen & Unwin Children's Books 2000 1865083534 / 9781865083537 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo Rippin, Sally 
138 pages. Julia hides secret treasures in her treehouse. In her house there are secrets too but Julia can't figure them out for herself. All she knows is her Mum doesn't laugh any more and at night the creeping shadow on the wall turns into a shape she can't ignore. The tree in Julia's backyard is the hiding place of her secret treasures. Why has her mother changed? Why doesn't she laugh any more? And who or what is the shape that comes into Julia's bedroom at night, filling her with fear? Ex lib stamps. 
Price: 8.50 AUD
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Deep Fried, Beckett, Bernard; Knighton, Clare
12 Beckett, Bernard; Knighton, Clare Deep Fried
Australia Random House 2006 1741661838 / 9781741661835 1st Edition Glossy Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
203 pages. Pete, in his last year of high school, is hit with a giant wave of disillusion about his future. His final year is supposed to be when he has 'made it'. Teachers, parents, advertising campaigns all tell him he's had some of the best years of his life and now he should be ready and amped to launch off into adulthood, and the so-called real world. But when he looks at that world, it all seems like more of the same: one great big empty con. Itchy, antsy, angry - and not really understanding exactly why - he finds himself staging a spontaneous anti-you-name-it protest at a local Prince of Burgers franchise. Which gets him on the news. Which draws the attentions of Sophie, a troubled young woman at his school, who sets up a website in his support. Which - given the instantaneous reach of the Net - starts a chain reaction of copycat protests around the world. All of which can't escape notice of the Prince of Burgers' management team. Soon two of its company psychologists, Lucinda and Marcus, want to interview Pete. Intrigued by his angry energy, and his angle on society, they think he might be made of the stuff that could win him a study scholarship. Has Pete's view of corporate ethics been misguided? Meanwhile, Sophie, his fanclub website manager, has developed an unhealthy obsession with Pete's antics. She is following his every move - and she has her own suspicions about why Lucinda and Marcus are so fascinated by Pete. She thinks she knows the truth - but who can the reader trust? 
Price: 10.00 AUD
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No Regrets, Bell, Krista
13 Bell, Krista No Regrets
Australia Lothian Books 2002 0734404301 / 9780734404305 Reprint Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo Signed by Author
187 pages. When Julia is accelerated two classes, she feels lonely, but her passion for music helps her make new friends. She is a very smart student, so smart that she is put up two grades into high school. But is the buzz of meeting her academic level enough to make up for what she is losing? Ages 10-14. Dedication signed by author in the first page. 
Price: 9.00 AUD
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No Strings, Bell, Krista
14 Bell, Krista No Strings
Australia Lothian Books 2004 0734406266 / 9780734406262 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo Damien Bell Signed by Author
159 pages. Felix is a gifted and talented 13 year old who isn't coping. His self confidence has vanished since he men Julia. Musically he doubts that he will ever become a world class saxophonist, despite the faith his teaher has in him and in his home life, he has growing doubts about who he is and where he belongs. Ages 10-12. Dedication signed by author in the first page. 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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Who Cares?, Bell, Krista
15 Bell, Krista Who Cares?
Australia Lothian Books 2003 0734404662 / 9780734404664 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo Signed by Author
176 pages. Rhys is a thirteen-year-old boy who loves to tap dance. He knows that his peers will give him a hard time if he tells them, so he keeps his passion to himself. Sam spends his days surfing, yet when Rhys spends the weekend at Lorne with him, he seems really keen on Rhys's tap. Maybe Sam has a secret too... For ages 13+. Dedication signed by author in the first page. 
Price: 7.00 AUD
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Surfing Mr. Petrovic, Bowles, Colin
16 Bowles, Colin Surfing Mr. Petrovic
Australia Puffin 1997 0140386416 / 9780140386417 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo 
138 pages. Eleven-year-old Tao loves hanging around with his mates, surfing and having a good time. He used to like surfing with his dad, too, until Dad left home to live with a fashion model. And his mum has a new boyfriend, with altogether too-brainy kids. When Mr Petrovic enters the scheme of things, he becomes the focus for Tao's anger. Things get worse 'cause Tao is not doing so well at school. Maths is his worst subject. If this is LIFE, where does Tao get off? Colin Bowles came from England to Australia when he was twenty. He is the author of over twenty books, which have been translated into a dozen languages. 
Price: 7.50 AUD
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Red Sky at Morning, Bradford, Richard
17 Bradford, Richard Red Sky at Morning
USA Pocket Books 1974 0671770675 / 9780671770679 Reprint Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good 16mo 
213 pages. The story of Josh Arnold - a boy whose father has joined the Navy in World War ll - and who has been sent with his mother to wait out the war in a sleepy mountain town in New Mexico. It is in this alien village that Josh begins the bittersweet process of growing up; And itis here that he learns the value of human relationships and what life and people are all about. 
Price: 9.00 AUD
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When You Come to the Ferry, Brittle, Oscar
18 Brittle, Oscar When You Come to the Ferry
Australia Hodder & Stoughton 1988 0340430230 / 9780340430231 1st Edition Soft Cover Good 12mo Dee Huxley 
136 pages. A holiday in the north! The letter from Gradam - Tracy's and ]ames’s grandmother - says, "Turn left past the big fig tree. Soon you'll come to the ferry." They discover that the ferry is used, not just by travellers like themselves, but by sugar trucks from the mill, Sister Mac on the Way to do a shift at the hospital and anyone who Wants to shop at the general store, visit the fruitshop or Mario's boatshop. Gradam's house is Waiting for them on the other side, with the river at the bottom of the garden. It is the perfect place for a holiday. Ex-library book with markings/attachments or remnants of; it is covered in adhesive transparent plastic; and shows browning in the upper edged of some pages. 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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Finding Grace, Brugman, Alyssa
19 Brugman, Alyssa Finding Grace
Australia Allen & Unwin 2006 1741149320 / 9781741149326 1st Australian Edition Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
204 pages. Rachel has just left school and she knows everything. Well, maybe not quite everything. Then she meets the mysterious Mr Preston, who gives her a live-in job looking after Grace - Grace with the lovely house, the grasping sisters, the feral neighbours and the spooky box full of unfinished business; Grace who never speaks. Who is Grace? How do the pieces of her world fit together? And what will it all mean for Rachel?..Told from Rachel's gloriously eccentric perspective, this is an intriguing, compassionate, unexpectedly funny story about tasting love, finding grace and getting a life. Alyssa Brugman's first novel, Finding Grace, was published by Allen + Unwin in 2001 to critical acclaim. Her second, Walking Naked', won the 2004 IBBY Australia Ena Noel Award for Encouragement for Australian Writers and Illustrators; was a CBCA Honour Book for Older Readers in 2003; and was shortlisted for the 2003 Victorian Premier's literary awards Prize for Young Adult Fiction. There is a crease in the front cover. 
Price: 9.00 AUD
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For Sale or Swap, Brugman, Alyssa
20 Brugman, Alyssa For Sale or Swap
Australia Random House 2005 0759320985 / 9780759320987 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
232 pages. Shelby is convinced her reliable but ugly pony, Blue, is holding her back at Pony Club. If only she had a beautiful horse, everyone would see what a great rider she was. But how can Shelby buy a new horse when her parents can't even afford to pay her Pony Club fees? 
Price: 7.50 AUD
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