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First known date: 1999 Issue Details: First known date: 1999... 1999 Takeaways
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y separately published work icon Snot Cool! Josie Montano , South Melbourne : Lothian , 2003 Z1054758 2003 single work children's fiction children's
y separately published work icon Ned's Kang-U-Roo Vashti Farrer , Port Melbourne : Lothian , 1997 Z800742 1997 single work children's fiction children's historical fiction adventure Port Melbourne : Lothian , 1997
y separately published work icon The Lyrebird's Tail Sue Robinson , Port Melbourne : Lothian , 1998 Z1073208 1998 single work children's fiction children's adventure Port Melbourne : Lothian , 1998
y separately published work icon The Lyrebird's Tail Sue Robinson , Port Melbourne : Lothian , 1998 Z1073208 1998 single work children's fiction children's adventure Port Melbourne : Lothian , 1998
y separately published work icon Mystery at Devon House Cory Daniells , Port Melbourne : Lothian , 1999 Z835102 1999 single work children's fiction children's fantasy

'Teagan's got problems, a new school and her brother in a graffiti gang. When she starts work on a history project on the local stately home, she is haunted by strange dreams. But Teagan doesn't believe in ghosts though she does believe in getting to the bottom of things, and she uncovers more than just the history of Devon House. Suggested level: primary, intermediate.' (Publication summary)

Port Melbourne : Lothian , 1999
y separately published work icon Wendy's Whale Colin Thiele , Port Melbourne : Lothian , 1999 Z835240 1999 single work children's fiction children's adventure

'A pod of southern right whales appears in Dolphin Bay, right near Wendy's farm and she and one of the female whales, Misty, become soul mates. The arrival of whale-watching tourists, with boats and helicopters threatens the whales, and Wendy and her friends learn a lot about the history of whaling and present-day illegal slaughter.' (Publication summary)

Port Melbourne : Lothian , 1999
y separately published work icon Blue Fin Colin Thiele , Adelaide : Rigby , 1969 Z918946 1969 single work children's fiction children's
— Appears in: Storm Boy ; Blue Fin 1982;

' Everyone in Port Lincoln thinks Snook Pascoe is a loser. People joke about his clumsiness; his teacher ridicules him and even his father, skipper of the tuna boat Blue Fin, is convinced that Snook will never amount to anything. After all, tuna fishing is a hard life for ‘real men’.

'When Snook is allowed, for once, to sail on Blue Fin he faces a terrifying disaster. A waterspout engulfs the ship, the deck is swept clean, the radio and rudder are wrecked, the engine is disabled, the crew is lost overboard and Snook’s father lies unconscious down below. Snook is on his own, far out to sea…' (Publication summary)

Port Melbourne : Lothian , 2000
y separately published work icon The Rescue of Princess Athena Kathryn England , Port Melbourne : Lothian , 2000 Z668119 2000 single work children's fiction children's fantasy

'Seth is a very young apprentice wizard who is summoned to a meeting of the wizards' council and asked to undertake a perilous mission. Armed with some enchanted objects, and in the company of his best friend, he must journey into the dominion of the evil sorcerer, Mordlon, and there confront the powers of darkness. Urged on my Mim, Seth will learn that being brave is only part of the battle. Having faith in himself is just as important for the successful completion of his question - the rescue of Princess Athena.' (Publication summary)

Port Melbourne : Lothian , 2000
y separately published work icon The Sea Caves Colin Thiele , Port Melbourne : Lothian , 2000 Z668128 2000 single work children's fiction children's adventure mystery

'Twelve-year-old school friends Sam and Nicholas are exploring the wreck of an old ship near some cliffs. They decide to return the following day to explore some caves which they have discovered nearby. But, once inside the cave, they disturb the roof of unstable rock and find themselves trapped inside. Nobody knows where they are. They have no food or water, and the batteries in their torches are running low...' (Publication summary)

Port Melbourne : Lothian , 2000
y separately published work icon The Worst Year of My Life Katherine Elizabeth Goode , Port Melbourne : Lothian , 2000 Z668624 2000 single work children's fiction children's humour

'Twelve-year-old David has a Bar Mitzvah coming up, his Italian teacher hates him, his grandmother is rushed to hospital, the dog gets hit by a car, his little brother's a brat and his mother is having a permanent nervous break-down. On top of all that the local rabbi's hopeless son has joined David's ten-pin bowling team just before the championships.

Could this be the worst year of his life...?' (Publication summary)

Port Melbourne : Lothian , 2000
y separately published work icon Nips XI Ruth Starke , Port Melbourne : Lothian , 2000 Z797033 2000 single work children's fiction children's (taught in 2 units) If white boys can't jump, can Asian kids play cricket? Lan's fed up with being called a nip. He wants to be a true-blue Aussie. What better way than by playing the greatest Anglo game of all? Lan gathers a team together and defiantly gives it a name: NIPS XI. Now all they have to do is get some equipment, find a coach, get themselves a sponsor and learn the rules of the game. Then it's time to challenge the best cricket team in the district. (Libraries Australia) Port Melbourne : Lothian , 2000
y separately published work icon Read My Mind Krista Bell , Port Melbourne : Lothian , 2000 Z797051 2000 single work children's fiction children's

'Twelve-year-old Tahnee has had enough. Her mother seems to be always working, with little time for Tahnee. And Tahnee's best friend, Ellen, has a major problem with both her parents, who think she is going to be the world's greatest musician. Both girls need to sort out their parents!' (Publication summary)

Port Melbourne : Lothian , 2000
y separately published work icon Saving Saddler Street Ruth Starke , Port Melbourne : Lothian , 2001 Z919606 2001 single work novel young adult historical fiction A small rural school is earmarked for closure, something which will affect not only the students and teachers but the whole community. But the kids of Saddler Street are battlers, and they're not about to let their school be taken away from them. Part one of the story is set in 1937 and narrates the experiences of a Greek family who recently emigrated to Australia during economically difficult times. Part two is set in 1996. Sim, from a Vietnamese family, compares his own experiences to the history of his school in 1937. Port Melbourne : Lothian , 2001
y separately published work icon Are You Listening? Lydia Sturton , Port Melbourne : Lothian , 2001 Z922160 2001 single work children's fiction children's humour "Nicky Walters is eleven years old when her mouth develops an inconvenient urge to tell the truth no matter what. She manages to insult a war veteran, the bus driver and her preschool teacher in a series of verbal assaults that turn her life inside out. Her parents' solution is to take her to a psychiatrist - the seriously weird Ivan Roobottom. Nicky realises he's even more in need of help than she is! Life gets increasingly complicated for Nicky, until she is suspended from school. She doesn't have any answers for her behaviour - until she is told her godmother is coming to stay. Nicky didn't even know she had one of those! At long last she has a clue as to the cause of all her troubles." Port Melbourne : Lothian , 2001
y separately published work icon Get a Life! Krista Bell , Port Melbourne : Lothian , 2001 Z922233 2001 single work children's fiction children's

'Novel for late primary and early high school-age readers in the Takeaways series. Conor's dad is continually embarrassing him, reaching a peak when he decides to help coach Conor's school rowing quad. Conor wants to tell his dad to leave him alone, but a series of mishaps produces surprising consequences and changes his perspective. Centres on the theme of father-son relationships. ' (Publication summary)

Port Melbourne : Lothian , 2001
y separately published work icon Space Games Mike Carter , Port Melbourne : Lothian , 2001 Z922504 2001 single work children's fiction children's

'Novel for early high school-age readers in the Takeaways series. The solar system is under threat from an approaching black hole, and the only ones with the quick reflexes to operate the weapons developed in response are young people skilled in computer games. ' (Publication summary)

Port Melbourne : Lothian , 2001
y separately published work icon It's Time, Cassandra Klein Karen Brooks , Port Melbourne : Lothian , 2001 Z923169 2001 single work children's fiction children's fantasy

'Fantasy novel for older children in the Takeaways series. When Cassandra receives an ugly necklace for her birthday from her long-lost mother, she is reluctant to try it on, but when she does she finds herself in a startling new world. She is transported to Morphea, a place where the myths and legends of our world are true, and she must decide between the mysterious pull of her mother, and rescuing her father. ' (Publication summary)

Port Melbourne : Lothian , 2001
y separately published work icon The Great Ferret Race Paul Collins , Port Melbourne : Lothian , 2001 Z933354 2001 single work children's fiction children's

'Novel for young readers in the Takeaway series. While preparing for the ferret race, Kazuo's beloved ferret Ferbie meets his end. His worried parents give him two new ferrets, Ruff and Tumble, and Kazuo begins training them for the race. Kazuo has always been the nerd of the school and now he is under pressure to cheat on the day of the race. Author is a prolific children's writer of fantasy and science fiction. Previous books include 'The Dog King'.' (Publication summary)

Port Melbourne : Lothian , 2001
y separately published work icon Swan Song Colin Thiele , Port Melbourne : Lothian , 2002 Z954348 2002 single work children's fiction children's

Mitch Bird, the son of a wildlife ranger, lives in the Coorong - He rears a wild swan which becomes his constant companion and ultimately helps save his life.

When Mitch discovers an abandoned swan's egg and takes it home, his park ranger father doesn't approve. But this proves to be the start of a heartwarming friendship.

Port Melbourne : Lothian , 2002
y separately published work icon Dragon's Tear Sue Lawson , Port Melbourne : Lothian , 2002 Z954354 2002 single work children's fiction children's

'Be careful what you wish for! Life in his country town would be better if Cam could make a friend. But a moody, mythical creature with bad breath and an egg about to hatch is not what he bargained for.' (Publication summary)

Port Melbourne : Lothian , 2002
y separately published work icon No Regrets Krista Bell , South Melbourne : Lothian , 2002 Z992106 2002 single work children's fiction children's

'Julia 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?' (Publication summary)

South Melbourne : Lothian , 2002
y separately published work icon New Bjorn Kathryn England , South Melbourne : Lothian , 2002 Z992171 2002 single work children's fiction children's adventure

'Erik the Viking's father, the fierce Head Nerd, and the entire clan have been kidnapped. But Erik isn't interested in swinging spiky balls and swords, so how on earth is he going to save his father from the Dorks and the Jerks?' (Publication summary)

South Melbourne : Lothian , 2002
y separately published work icon Chicken Pox-- Yuck! Chickenpox... Yuck! Josie Montano , Port Melbourne : Lothian , 2002 Z1305010 2002 single work children's fiction children's humour

'Vinnie is getting bullied at school for his lunch, and with the help of his mum, who has chicken-pox, his plan to stop the bully just may work! His plan to save his lunch involves using bits of his mother to infect the bully with chicken-pox. It works, but Vinnie gets it too! Ages 8-12.' (Publication summary)

Port Melbourne : Lothian , 2002
y separately published work icon Lies Your Parents Tell You! Dave O'Neil , South Melbourne : Lothian , 2002 Z1315808 2002 single work children's fiction children's

'A collection of time-honored parent whoppers from comedian Dave O'Neil.' (Publication summary)

South Melbourne : Lothian , 2002
y separately published work icon Nips Go National Ruth Starke , South Melbourne : Lothian , 2003 Z1026241 2003 single work children's fiction children's The NIPS XI team, together with coach Spinner McGinty, are in Melbourne to compete for the Harmony Cup, and Lan has a lot on his mind: a new star batsman with something to hide, a mystery from Spinner's past, conflict with his best mate, Izzy, and his fast bowler laid low just before their biggest match ever. Will Lan resolve his problems? Will the Nips get it together in time? Is the Pope Catholic? (Libraries Australia) South Melbourne : Lothian , 2003
y separately published work icon Wolfchild Rosanne Hawke , Port Melbourne : Lothian , 2003 Z1036139 2003 single work novel young adult

'Raw is a runaway serf who must stay hidden for a year and a day in order to become free. Inspired by the lost land of Lyonnesse, Wolfchild is a historical fantasy, a story of affirmation and self-discovery.' (Publication summary)

Port Melbourne : Lothian , 2003
y separately published work icon Ferret Boy Sue Lawson , South Melbourne : Lothian , 2003 Z1038424 2003 single work children's fiction children's South Melbourne : Lothian , 2003
y separately published work icon Who Cares? Krista Bell , South Melbourne : Lothian , 2003 Z1038856 2003 single work novel young adult South Melbourne : Lothian , 2003
y separately published work icon The Book of Night : Cassandra Klein Karen Brooks , South Melbourne : Lothian , 2003 Z1050225 2003 single work novel young adult fantasy

'Caz and Simon must resist Dr Proteus' attempts to gain her magical necklace and reclaim the Book of Night from Hecate's clutches.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

South Melbourne : Lothian , 2003
y separately published work icon A Grave Catastrophe Nette Hilton , South Melbourne : Lothian , 2003 Z1051479 2003 single work children's fiction children's crime 'The detective/narrator in this story is a dog, an ex-guide dog, now retired, who must use all his seeing-eye dog skill to solve the murder of one of the neighbourhood cats - a crime for which he stands accused. Can he solve the murder and resume his rightful place on the mat by the fire in the living room?' -- Kinetica catalogue record. South Melbourne : Lothian , 2003
y separately published work icon Pop Starlets Josie Montano , South Melbourne : Lothian , 2003 Z1054608 2003 single work children's fiction children's South Melbourne : Lothian , 2003
y separately published work icon Snot Cool! Josie Montano , South Melbourne : Lothian , 2003 Z1054758 2003 single work children's fiction children's South Melbourne : Lothian , 2003
y separately published work icon Snot Funny! Josie Montano , South Melbourne : Lothian , 2003 Z1054761 2003 single work children's fiction children's humour South Melbourne : Lothian , 2003
y separately published work icon Snot Fair! Josie Montano , South Melbourne : Lothian , 2003 Z1054771 2003 single work children's fiction children's humour South Melbourne : Lothian , 2003
y separately published work icon Wedgetail Colin Thiele , South Melbourne : Lothian , 2003 Z1068717 2003 single work children's fiction children's

'Andy is fascinated by wedgetail eagles. He lies on the shed roofs of his family's farm and watches them cruising about on their huge wings, high above him in the sunlit air. They are like skaters skimming on ice, gliding together or apart in vast arcs and circles a kilometre wide.

'One day a ranger brings him an orphaned eaglet so tiny that is seems unlikely to survive. 'Wedgetail' is the story of Andy's struggle to save its life, to nurse it and feed it, to protect it from danger and finally to watch it grow into a proud and beautiful eagle. 

'The boy and the bird form a bond so deep that they understand each other instinctively. But sooner or later, he must release his friend into the wild . . .' (Publication summary)

South Melbourne : Lothian , 2003
y separately published work icon Ratface and Snake-Eyes Mark Svendsen , South Melbourne : Lothian , 2003 Z1082668 2003 single work children's fiction children's South Melbourne : Lothian , 2003
y separately published work icon Code Name Mr Right Jacqueline Harvey , South Melbourne : Lothian , 2003 Z1102341 2003 single work children's fiction children's

'"What do you do when your parents are divorced, your dad has a new girlfriend and your mum is destined for a life of loneliness?"

'Penelope Estella Grace Scott, also known as 'Snot', can't imagine living in boring Dolphin Shores for the rest of her life just to keep her mum company. The thought of playing 'Grandma's Undies' together in thirty years time just isn't funny.' (Publication summary)

South Melbourne : Lothian , 2003
y separately published work icon Tessa Sue Lawson , South Melbourne : Lothian , 2003 Z1119075 2003 single work children's fiction children's

'Tessa is devastated when her mother gives her a silkie bantam instead of the puppy she's been hoping for. How can a rooster be her friend, keep her company and scare off Matteo Spiteri and his demented dog? But Tessa discovers that her Mum's choice of pet gives her all that and more. Suggested level: primary, intermediate.' (Publication summary)

South Melbourne : Lothian , 2003
y separately published work icon The King of Large June Colbert , South Melbourne : Lothian , 2004 Z1100017 2004 single work children's fiction children's

THE KING OF LARGE is the personal diary of Robbie, an overweight kid. Robbie's problems with his weight become critical when his health deteriorates to the point where he has blackouts and is excluded from the school soccer team. Soccer is the only sport he enjoys and, with his self-esteem steadily diminishing and the ongoing bullying and name calling from his classmates increasing, Robbie is at an all-time low. On top of all of this, Robbie is experiencing troubles with his younger brother and his best friend is having family problems.

June Colbert explores a number of issues that affect a person's health and well-being in this sensitive and very funny story. We share his thoughts and feelings as well as the family support networks that help him begin to deal with his problems.

(Source: Amazon)

South Melbourne : Lothian , 2004
y separately published work icon No Strings Krista Bell , South Melbourne : Lothian , 2004 Z1106928 2004 single work novel young adult

'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 teacher has in him and in his home life, he has growing doubts about who he is and where he belongs. Ages 10-12.' (Publication summary)

South Melbourne : Lothian , 2004
y separately published work icon Soraya the Storyteller Rosanne Hawke , South Melbourne : Lothian , 2004 Z1111612 2004 single work children's fiction children's

'Soraya is a storyteller. The stories from Afghanistan keep her memories alive in Australia, as she starts a new life under the shadow of a Temporary Protection Visa. But it is the ebony horse which flies through her dreams that helps her find a strange land between remembering and forgetting, a land where she can be safe'. (Publication summary)

South Melbourne : Lothian , 2004
y separately published work icon The Greenhouse Effect David P. Reiter , South Melbourne : Lothian , 2004 Z1116304 2004 single work children's fiction children's

When Tiger the Cat moves to Canberra with his owner Alexander, there are bound to be a few rough patches in settling in. The dogs next store are anything but friendly, and the nearby park is crawling with snakes and other creatures of the night.

But Tiger makes friends with Wanda, the blue-tongued lizard and then finds himself wanting to become a Member of the Sacred Few, a group of magical frogs, actually extra-terrestrials in disguise. This crew has come to Earth on a mission to spread the word about the Great Danger, and the need to heal the planet of pollution and energy waste before it's too late.

It's an adventure Tiger can't resist, filled with many surprises along the way. All he needs to do is be sure he won't miss out on his Cat Gourmet dinners along the way... (Source: Publisher's info)

South Melbourne : Lothian , 2004
y separately published work icon Lake of the Lost Carol Jones , South Melbourne : Lothian , 2004 Z1119173 2004 single work children's fiction children's adventure mystery

'Kimmi and Oliver are horrified when their parents make them move to a remote Pacific Island. Kimmi try to stay out of trouble but trouble finds her.' (Publication summary)

South Melbourne : Lothian , 2004
y separately published work icon Mickey's Little Book of Letters Jeri Kroll , South Melbourne : Lothian , 2004 Z1125614 2004 single work children's fiction science fiction children's

'Life hasn't been the same since Mickey's grandmother died and her best friend Sal moved away. But no-one at home is interested in hearing her whinge, so she begins to write letters to the living and the dead; the Minister of Education, Bill Gates, J.R.R. Tolkien, Napoleon, Freddo the Frog (she's a chocoholic) ... and most of all her late grandmother.' (Publication summary)

South Melbourne : Lothian , 2004
y separately published work icon Across the Creek Rosanne Hawke , South Melbourne : Lothian , 2004 Z1127574 2004 single work children's fiction children's fantasy

'Across the Creek is a fantasy for 9-12 year olds set in the old Kapunda mine. Based on Cornish folklore.'

'Children in Aidan's town have mysteriously disappeared for years. When his friend Jenice disappears, Aidan goes in search of her. He crosses a forbidden creek, and with the help of a piskey named Raff, ventures into an abandoned mine. Here he discovers a strange world populated by mythical creatures who came to Australia with the first Cornish miners over 160 years earlier. Has he uncovered the secret of the missing children? And can he and Jenice escape the horrible spriggans and their fearsome dragaroo, or will they be trapped in the mines forever?' (Publication Summary)

South Melbourne : Lothian , 2004
y separately published work icon Rats! Lian Tanner , South Melbourne : Lothian , 2004 Z1130650 2004 single work children's fiction children's

'It might seem like a pretty small change, getting a new girl in the class. But this is the way I look at it: it's too late to stop Mum and Dad splitting up. It's too late to stop Mum selling our old house that I've lived in since I was about three minutes old. It's too late to stop Dad moving in with his disgusting new girlfriend. But that's it. I've had enough. I'm not going to put up with any more changes, not even small ones. Ever! That's why I've declared my life a Change-Free Zone!' (Publication summary)

South Melbourne : Lothian , 2004
y separately published work icon Orphans of the Queen Ruth Starke , South Melbourne : Lothian , 2004 Z1137210 2004 single work children's fiction children's historical fiction Hilly and the other children in her English orphanage are shipped to Australia with the promise of sunshine, plenty of food, and nice uncles and aunties. The reality turns out to be very different. Hilly and her little brother Egg are separated, and she finds herself in another orphanage where life is harsh and often cruel. When the first Royal Tour of Australia is announced, Hilly concocts a daring plan to meet Her Majesty and enlist her help in finding Egg. (Libraries Australia) South Melbourne : Lothian , 2004
y separately published work icon Rebjorn Kathryn England , South Melbourne : Lothian , 2004 Z1145044 2004 single work children's fiction children's fantasy

'Carrying on from where New Bjorn left off, Rebjorn rejoins our heroes Erik Nerdenburger and Bjorn Berg, after they successfully reversed the spell of an enchantress that turned Bjorn into a moose. Now restored to his Viking glory, Bjorn is ready for further adventures with his trusty sidekick. This time Bjorn wants to get a guernsey in the Viking Limbpicks, a bizarre sporting contest that requires competitors to choose a certain limb for each of three events. Bjorn wants to uphold the honour of his clan, the Jerks, but he also wants to impress his romantic interest, Erica.' (Publication summary)

South Melbourne : Lothian , 2004
y separately published work icon Code Name Unwanted Jacqueline Harvey , South Melbourne : Lothian , 2004 Z1177777 2004 single work children's fiction children's South Melbourne : Lothian , 2004
y separately published work icon Access to the Universe Mike Carter , South Melbourne : Lothian , 2004 Z1186478 2004 single work novel young adult science fiction

From Kinetica: A war between humans and Intelligent Computers has devastated the Earth and now many children live in the sanctuary of Lemuria. Only those children who pass the citizenship exams are allowed to remain though, all the rest are returned to their original homes on the destroyed Earth. Adam knows he's going to fail the exams so he teams up with Evelyn and her outlawed Intelligent Computer to plan a daring escape.

South Melbourne : Lothian , 2004
y separately published work icon Me and My Dog Gary Crew , South Melbourne : Lothian , 2005 Z1194594 2005 single work children's fiction children's

'A tribute to man's best friend. Short stories featuring dogs at war, in science and in crime solving, mythical dogs and dog explorers. Wide appeal to both genders at upper primary and lower secondary. Ages 8-12 years.' (Publication summary)

South Melbourne : Lothian , 2005
y separately published work icon Code Name Rescue Jacqueline Harvey , South Melbourne : Lothian , 2005 Z1194616 2005 single work children's fiction children's

'Penelope Estella Grace Scott, also known as 'Snot', finally thinks her life is back on track: her parents are both happy in new relationships, she has a brother she can talk to, a gorgeous baby sister and is about to go on a whirlwind trip to Japan. When she gets back though, life in Dolphin Shores becomes more complicated than ever - and tempers flare. Will the wish Penny makes on her Japanese doll have a terrible impact on her friends? Penny is growing up fast and learning the hard way that life doesn't always turn out the way you've planned.' (Publication summary)

South Melbourne : Lothian , 2005
y separately published work icon Double Jeopardy Jo McGahey , South Melbourne : Lothian , 2005 Z1220014 2005 single work children's fiction children's adventure

'Barnaby (Baz) and Cassandra (Cas) Geopardy are fourteen-year-old twins, hence the nickname Double Jeopardy. Their father is an antique dealer, and they are staying in a thatched cottage on a farm in 'The Cotswolds' (in the UK), while their father hunts for bargains in the district.

'One day, at a local market in the town square, they see a man stealing apples and helping himself to other bits and pieces from the various stalls. The locals seem to let him steal from them. The twins are puzzled and they follow the 'apple nicker' to find out what he is up to, and in doing so they meet many of the locals, including a farmer's wife, who is not at all jolly (as farmer's wives are supposed to be). Then there's a secretive butcher, a librarian, a boy in a bike shop and an old woman who hoards newspapers. By piecing together a complicated story and various clues, they solve the mystery.' (Publication summary)

South Melbourne : Lothian , 2005
y separately published work icon Swan Song Colin Thiele , Port Melbourne : Lothian , 2002 Z954348 2002 single work children's fiction children's

Mitch Bird, the son of a wildlife ranger, lives in the Coorong - He rears a wild swan which becomes his constant companion and ultimately helps save his life.

When Mitch discovers an abandoned swan's egg and takes it home, his park ranger father doesn't approve. But this proves to be the start of a heartwarming friendship.

St. Catharines : Vanwell Pub. , 2005
y separately published work icon Who Dares? Krista Bell , South Melbourne : Lothian , 2005 Z1816698 2005 single work children's fiction children's mystery

'Rhys Morton and Toby Hampshire are in Lorne with Toby's family to compete in the Lorne Easter Surf competition. When items start to disappear near the surf club, a local surfer suspects a young skateboarder, so Rhys and Toby go to the skate park hoping to track down the thief. But who is it? And why would a skater be stealing surfing equipment?' (Publication summary)

South Melbourne : Lothian , 2005
y separately published work icon No Tears Krista Bell , South Melbourne : Lothian , 2006 Z1194698 2006 single work children's fiction children's

'Xanthe's dreams of winning a medal at the National diving championships are in doubt. Will injury stop her competing in Perth? Is her diving career over for good? Diving has been Xanthe's life, but is it time to pursue her singing talents? And will new friends like the young Japanese diver Hiroko and the gorgeous Felix Bartlett threaten Xanthe's relationship with her best friend Julia?

'Packed with diving and singing competition action, No Tears is the story of a young girl's struggle to cope with life's unexpected challenges, to hold on to what truly matters, and to achieve her dreams.' (Publication summary)

South Melbourne : Lothian , 2006
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