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1 y separately published work icon Lothian's Australian Miniatures Lothian , Z1186460 series - publisher
Lothian YA Fiction Lothian (publisher), series - publisher
3 19 y separately published work icon The Watertower Gary Crew , Steven Woolman (illustrator), Sydney : Lothian , 2023 Z282128 1994 single work picture book mystery children's (taught in 5 units) On a scorching hot summer day in Preston, Australia, Spike and Bubba go for a swim in the old water tower which casts a long dark shadow across everything in the area.
1 y separately published work icon The Great Aussie Easter Egg-and-Spoon Race Sophie Sayle , Daron Parton (illustrator), Sydney : Lothian , 2023 25418798 2023 single work picture book children's

'A group of Aussie baby bush animals decorate their eggs using leaves and roots from native plants before taking part in their annual egg-and-spoon race along the beach. Echidna, the smallest of the baby animals, drops his egg, but with a little help from Roo, and some cheering on from Kookaburra, he manages to win the race by a nose! All the animals celebrate with a yummy morning tea.'(Publication summary)

1 y separately published work icon Grace Notes Karen Comer , Sydney : Lothian , 2023 25418673 2023 single work novel young adult

'This song has a grace note,

a tiny note that's there for embellishmentbut
can easily be ignored,
not played.
Tonight, I add it in -
just because.
We can all do with an extra note
of grace.

'Grace Dalfinch is a talented violinist who longs to play contemporary music in bars, but her mum forbids her.

'James Crux is an aspiring street artist who promised his dad he wouldn't paint in public until he's finished school.

'When Crux witnesses Grace's impromptu performance on a deserted tram, he's inspired to paint her and her violin; and when Grace stumbles across her portrait in a Melbourne alley by an anonymous street artist, she sets out to find its creator.

'Grace Notes is a debut YA verse novel, set in one of the most locked-down cities in the world - Melbourne, 2020. For fans of Cath Crowley and Pip Harry.'

1 y separately published work icon Trilby Moffat Kate Temple , 2022 Sydney : Lothian , 2022- 24800784 2022 series - author children's fiction children's fantasy
1 y separately published work icon Amazing Animal Journeys Jennifer Cossins , Jennifer Cossins (illustrator), Sydney : Lothian , 2022 24938005 2022 single work information book children's

'A beautifully illustrated title chock-full of fascinating animal facts from our bestselling, CBCA award-winning Tasmanian children's author/illustrator, Jennifer Cossins, that focuses on 25 animal species from Australia and around the world with intriguing migration journeys.

'Did you know that Arctic terns have the longest migration of all birds, flying from the Arctic to Antarctica and back each year? Or that the wildebeest migration in east Africa is so vast it can be seen from outer space?

'Come along on these amazing animal journeys! Perfect for readers aged 7+ who delight in learning about the animal kingdom and the world around them.'  (Publication summary)

1 y separately published work icon The Big Book of Exhibits Marita Jane Bullock , Joan-Maree Hargreaves , Liz Rowland (illustrator), Sydney : Lothian , 2022 24801041 2022 single work information book children's

'A curated cabinet of curiosities and collections from around the world.

'This gorgeously illustrated full-colour hardback is a cabinet of curiosities in its own right, showcasing a range of significant museums, collections and exhibits from Australia and around the world. From some of the oldest objects in the world, to an underwater museum in Mexico and a collection of the world's smallest books in Russia, this book includes over 50 exhibitions from past to present.

'It covers controversial exhibits, world-famous artefacts, surprising and unusual objects, playful and pretend museums made by artists, as well as some of the more weird and wonderful exhibits from private collectors. Covering a wide range of topics, from art, technology, the natural sciences, medicine, and the cultures of everyday life, this book is for readers aged 9+ with an interest in the weird and wonderful world around them.' (Publication summary)

1 y separately published work icon 11 Words for Love Randa Abdel-Fattah , Maxine Beneba Clarke (illustrator), Sydney : Lothian , 2022 24800992 2022 single work picture book children's

'There are eleven words for love, and my family knows them all.

'A family flees their homeland to find safety in another country, carrying little more than a suitcase full of love.

'As their journey unfolds, the oldest child narrates 11 meanings for love in Arabic as her family show, and are shown, all different kinds of love in their new home, and they also remember the love they have for their homeland and for those left behind or lost along the way.

'In the Arabic language, there are over 50 words describing the degrees of love. That's 50 stories, 50 life-worlds. This lyrical and heartwarming book takes you on a journey through 11 of these Arabic expressions for love.' (Publication summary)

1 y separately published work icon Charlie's Whale Libby Gleeson , Hannah Sommerville , Libby Gleeson (illustrator), Hannah Sommerville (illustrator), Sydney : Lothian , 2022 24800942 2022 single work picture book children's

'Charlie loved the sea.

'He loved the seashells and seahorses, the sharks and the stingrays, the crabs and the crayfish.

'He loved the gentle waves that crept up onto the sand and tickled his toes.

'He loved the huge wild waves that crashed onto the sand and made the beach tremble.

'But most of all he loved the whales.

'An elegant and classic picture book text from one of Australia's most respected and awarded authors for children about a little boy who just wants to see a real whale.' (Publication summary)

1 y separately published work icon Surprising Sea Creatures Sami Bayly , Sami Bayly (illustrator), Sydney : Lothian , 2022 24800889 2022 single work picture book children's

'Why is a Deepsea Flounder as flat as a pancake? Why does the Prickly Footballfish have a fishing rod-like light on its head?

'Dive deep through the ocean zones to discover some of the most unusual creatures from the sea, and find out why they have come to look and behave the way they do.

'The first book in a new picture book series about unusual animal evolution stories, from award-winning and best-selling author and illustrator, Sami Bayly.' (Publication summary)

1 y separately published work icon How We Came to Be Sami Bayly , 2022 Sydney : Lothian , 2022 24800865 2022 series - author picture book children's
1 y separately published work icon The Dangerous Business of Being Trilby Moffat Kate Temple , Sydney : Lothian , 2022 24800810 2022 single work children's fiction children's

'This is the dangerous story of Trilby Moffat, who took on one of the most treacherous jobs of all time. Well . . . outside of time, to be precise. For fans of Nevermoor and Lemony Snicket.

'You're reading the back of this book - good for you! But before you open it, you should know: this is NOT just any old book. THIS is a legal document. It contains a truthful record of how Trilby Moffat was accidentally promoted to the most important job that ever existed. The job of Time Keeper.

'A mystery illness is making people speak ancient languages and bake old-fashioned cakes. It is because of this strange illness that Trilby Moffat and her mother find themselves sitting on a train.

'Behind them are a number of things they will never see again, including a comfortable home, Trilby's school, a regular job and all the people they consider friends. Ahead of them is a surprise relative, an unusual inheritance, an opportunity that will never be repeated and a man in a top hat who will try to kill Trilby . . . more than once.

'This is the story of how Trilby Moffat flees to a fabulous island where time doesn't exist and takes on one of the most treacherous jobs of all time. Well . . . outside of time, to be precise.

'This is the dangerous business of being Trilby Moffat.' (Publication summary)

1 y separately published work icon The Upwelling Lystra Rose , Sydney : Lothian , 2022 24677646 2022 single work novel young adult fantasy

'Kirra is having vivid dreams about terrible things - things that start to come true. When she goes for a surf on the same break that killed her older brother, she somehow slips into a time and place that's completely different - but eerily familiar.

'Tarni is the daughter of a renowned warrior, with a special gift. Somehow she can understand this visitor and her strange language, even when no-one else can.

'Narn is preparing for an important ritual but is distracted by the girl who arrives with the dolphins. Why has Kirra been sent to this place? Is her arrival part of an ancient prophecy, like some believe?

'When a shadow threatens all living things in the land, the three realise they have an important role to play, as do their newly discovered magical powers. Working together will be their only chance to save the world.'  (Publication summary)

1 1 y separately published work icon The Farmhouse Sophie Blackall , Sophie Blackall (illustrator), Sydney : Lothian , 2022 24677543 2022 single work picture book children's

'A lavish and moving tribute to a beloved place in the vein of Hello Lighthouse from two-time Caldecott Medallist, Sophie Blackall

'Step inside the dollhouse-like interior of Farmhouse and relish the daily life of the family that lives there, rendered in impeccable, thrilling detail. Based on a real family and an actual farmhouse where Sophie salvaged facts and artefacts for the making of this spectacular work, page after page bursts with luminous detail and joy. Join the award-winning, bestselling Sophie Blackall as she takes readers on an enchanting visit to a farmhouse across time, to witness the way that history spins stories.' (Publication summary)

1 y separately published work icon My Deadly Boots Carl Merrison , Hakea Hustler , Samantha Campbell (illustrator), Sydney : Lothian , 2022 24677476 2022 single work picture book children's

'Spikes on the bottom boots,

my favourite colour boots,

making me too deadly.

'Can the shoes on your feet really make you jump higher? Walk taller? Dream bigger?

'A joyous, empowering story about finding confidence within yourself, boots or no boots, from the award-winning authors of Black Cockatoo.'  (Publication summary)

1 y separately published work icon A Walk In The Dark Jane Godwin , Sydney : Lothian , 2022 24677419 2022 single work children's fiction children's

'A gripping and suspenseful rite-of-passage novel about five teenagers and one night that will change them all, from award-winning author Jane Godwin.

''It's just a walk in the dark. What is there to worry about?'

'That's what the head teacher, Johan, says. And so the Year Nines from Otway Community School set out on an overnight hike, with no adults.

'But doesn't Johan know that a storm is coming?

'When five teenagers head in to the forest that late afternoon, none of them is aware what the night will bring. Each will have to draw on their particular strengths to survive. Each will have to face the unknown, battling the elements, events beyond their control, and their own demons. It's a night that will change everything.

'Set in the rainforest of Victoria's Otway Ranges, A Walk in the Dark is about friendship, trust, identity and family, consent and boundaries, wrapped in a compulsively readable, suspense-filled adventure.

'Five head into the forest, but will all five make it out?'  (Publication summary)

1 y separately published work icon Boss Ladies of Science Phillip Marsden , Phillip Marsden (illustrator), Sydney : Lothian , 2022 24412517 2022 single work picture book information book children's

'Boss ladies conquer in this celebration of inspiring and empowered female scientists from around the world. At the top of their fields of astronomy, quantum physics, neuroscience, vaccinology, primatology and more, boss ladies, including Mae Jemison, Merritt Moore and Kiara Nirghin, answer big questions and invent grand solutions.

'Every boss lady was once a little kid with a huge dream. Let their trials and triumphs inspire you to work hard at what you love, and to believe in yourself, no matter whether you fail or succeed.' (Publication summary)

1 y separately published work icon Australian Backyard Buddies Andy Geppert , Andy Geppert (illustrator), Sydney : Lothian , 2022 24412458 2022 single work picture book children's

'A somewhat factual introduction to the hoppy, crawly, wriggly, buzzy, fluttery critters that call your backyard home.

'Butterflies are like moths - just fancier.

'They fly around during the daytime to show off their pretty, colourful wings. This is probably why moths prefer to only come out at night.

'Backyard Buddies is a handy field guide full of buzzy facts (some of them even true) about the insects and creatures - ladybugs, snails, blue-tongues and more - that kids are likely to discover living in their backyard.' (Publication summary)

1 y separately published work icon August and Jones Pip Harry , Sydney : Lothian , 2022 24411373 2022 single work children's fiction children's

'From the CBCA Award-winning author of The Little Wave comes the story of two extraordinary kids who discover the life-changing power of friendship and teamwork.

'Eleven-year-old Jones Kirby has just moved to Sydney from her farm in country New South Wales. She's missing her alpacas and wide-open paddocks and can't get used to her family's tiny city apartment. She's also worried that her vision is blurry - she lost her eye to cancer as a toddler. Could it be another tumour?

'Enrolling at her new school, Jones meets shy, awkward August Genting. He loves fun facts, the library and knitting as much as Jones loves rock climbing and being outdoors. Who would have thought they'd become fast friends?

'At home, August's parents are fighting. And for Jones, the news from the doctor is not good. To cheer themselves up, the pair hatch a brilliant plan: the August and Jones Must-See Bucket List. Together, this brave duo will set out to meet a rare monkey, run across the Harbour Bridge and even climb Australia's highest mountain.'  (Publication summary)