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Alternative title: Mates : Great Australian Yarns
Issue Details: First known date: 2009... 2009 Mates
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Notes

  • A series of first chapter books for primary school age.

Includes

y separately published work icon The Wombat and the Grand Poohjam Jackie French , Malvern : Omnibus Books , 2009 Z1588590 2009 single work children's fiction children's The Grand Poohjam thinks he is going to make mincemeat of the Princess and her pet wombat, but he has another think coming! (Libraries Australia record) Malvern : Omnibus Books , 2009
y separately published work icon Thorpey Ruth Starke , Malvern : Omnibus Books , 2009 Z1604646 2009 single work children's fiction children's What's wrong with Thorpey, the fastest fish in the tank? Is he unhappy? Swim bladder problems? Only little sister Annie knows for sure. (Libraries Australia record) Malvern : Omnibus Books , 2009
y separately published work icon Chook Shed Snake Phil Cummings , Malvern : Omnibus Books , 2009 Z1604650 2009 single work children's fiction children's Dad is in trouble again from Mum about the state of the chook yard, but that's nothing compared to the mischief that a slithery brown snake has in mind! (Libraries Australia record) Malvern : Omnibus Books , 2009
y separately published work icon The Smartest Dog of All Ian Horrocks , Malvern : Omnibus Books , 2009 Z1604656 2009 single work children's fiction children's Whitlam is a smart dog, but he has to be treated carefully, or who knows what will happen! (Libraries Australia record) Malvern : Omnibus Books , 2009
y separately published work icon You Turkeys! Michael Gerard Bauer , Malvern : Omnibus Books , 2010 Z1697470 2010 single work children's fiction children's

'A funny story about a boy, his dad, their backyard and two brush turkeys.

'Brilliant illustrations by leading animation artist presented in an easy-to-read chapter book.

'Jake and Anna's dad loves his garden. So do the scrub turkeys. Will they ever be able to share nicely? Series benefits: Mates is the only full-colour Australian series of junior novels, is perfect for the new national curriculum but also perfect for young readers.' (Publication summary)

Malvern : Omnibus Books , 2010
y separately published work icon Hanging Out Catherine Bateson , Malvern : Omnibus Books , 2010 Z1709321 2010 single work children's fiction children's When cousin Weston from Sydney comes to stay, Ben is worried. He's told a lot of fibs about his life in Melbourne, and Weston is about to find him out! (Trove record) Malvern : Omnibus Books , 2010
y separately published work icon How to Talk to a Frill-Neck Lizard James Moloney , Malvern : Omnibus Books , 2010 Z1722761 2010 single work children's fiction children's Tarantula is the fastest lizard Bern and Cody have ever seen, but that doesn't mean he can win the big race. Not without Cody's secret weapon. Ages 6+ (Libraries Australia) Malvern : Omnibus Books , 2010
y separately published work icon Crooked Mick Dave Luckett , Malvern : Omnibus Books , 2010 Z1722765 2010 single work children's fiction children's Crooked Mick can do anything, even ride lightning bolts bareback with his arms folded. There's no-one else like him in the whole outback. And he can turn up anwhere, anytime! (Libraries Australia) Malvern : Omnibus Books , 2010
y separately published work icon The Heart of the Forest Barry Jonsberg , Malvern : Omnibus Books , 2010 Z1722779 2010 single work children's fiction children's

'Keely always looks after her twin brother Aaron. But in the dark forest, it's Aaron who knows just what to do... A touching and beautifully crafted story about a lost child, with a surprise ending. Ages 6+' (Libraries Australia)

Malvern : Omnibus Books , 2010
y separately published work icon Barnesy Allayne L. Webster , Tom Jellett (illustrator), Malvern : Omnibus Books , 2010 7749548 2010 single work children's fiction children's

'Hannaford's family loves giving things a name, even the lawnmower. The baby lamb needs a name and Hannaford wants to give it a really cool one.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

Malvern : Omnibus Books , 2010
y separately published work icon Tomato Sauce, of Course! Moya Simons , Lindfield : Scholastic Australia , 2010 8990621 2010 single work children's fiction children's

'Oh no! The food company has stopped making Tammy's favourite tomato sauce! When Tammy goes looking for that one last bottle, she really lands in a pickle!' (Publication summary)

Lindfield : Scholastic Australia , 2010
y separately published work icon Losers? Pauline Deeves , Malvern : Omnibus Books , 2011 Z1811359 2011 single work children's fiction children's 'Losers? is a warm, funny tale with a true Aussie heart. Pauline Deeves' story explores the question of what makes winners and losers, because sometimes what we think is happening is the opposite of the truth.' (Publisher's blurb)
Malvern : Omnibus Books , 2011
y separately published work icon Captain Blunderbolt Carol Ann Martin , Gosford : Scholastic Australia , 2011 Z1814004 2011 single work children's fiction children's 'Who is Captain Blunderbolt, and why is he such a hopeless bushranger? And why does he remind Alberta, Maudie and Tully of someone they know? ' (Trove record) Gosford : Scholastic Australia , 2011
y separately published work icon Larrikin Lane Kate Darling , Parkside : Omnibus Books , 2013 6190485 2013 single work children's fiction children's

'Mr Meyer from next door is so grumpy! But Arkie has a plan. Lola the sheep and Delilah the goat will help. What could possibly go wrong?' (Publisher's blurb)

Parkside : Omnibus Books , 2013
y separately published work icon Bush Holiday Leonie Robin Norrington , Parkside : Omnibus Books , 2013 6190556 2013 single work children's fiction children's

'Tillithia loves the school holidays and doing stuff with her mum. But Auntie Doreen is here in her big truck to take them both on a real bush holiday!' (Publisher's blurb)

Parkside : Omnibus Books , 2013
y separately published work icon The Boy from Snowy River Edwina Howard , 2014 7636969 2014 single work children's fiction children's

'George dreams of going to Big Spills Water World. But it’s a world away from tiny Mumblegum where he lives. There is only one way his dream will be realized and that’s if he wins the Stockman’s Cup prize money at the Dargan’s Ridge festival celebrating The Man from Snowy River.

'But is their old and last stock horse Bandicoot up to the race? His history of running outshines that of all other horses, but he’s old. George’s highly motivated Gran won’t be defeated. Will her schemes and the runaway goats serve to transform George’s dream to reality? ' (Publication summary)

2014
y separately published work icon The Ugg Boot War Kylie Fornasier , Tom Jellett (illustrator), Parkside : Omnibus Books , 2014 8467693 2014 single work picture book children's

'Oh no! Dad's out in public again with his ugg boots on! Jake wishes he would wear proper shoes like all the other dads. This means war!' (Publication summary)

Parkside : Omnibus Books , 2014
y separately published work icon The Butti Butti Bunyip Dianne Bates , Parkside : Omnibus Books , 2015 8701254 2015 single work children's fiction children's

'Nothing much ever happens in Butti Butti. That is, not until the huge hairy bunyip comes to town. Someone very brave will have to hunt it down! 

'From tall tales to spooky stories and everything in between, Mates are all-Australian stories for Aussie kids. With colour illustrations on every page! ' (Publication summary
 

Parkside : Omnibus Books , 2015
y separately published work icon Cyclone Fever Sally Morgan , Lindfield : Scholastic Australia , 2015 8944087 2015 single work children's fiction children's

'Danny and his mum and dad don't think a Category One cyclone is anything to worry about, but Gran remembers. She knows what to do, just in case...' (Publication summary)

Lindfield : Scholastic Australia , 2015
y separately published work icon The Great Barbie Disaster Tania Ingram , Christina Miesen (illustrator), Norwood : Omnibus Books , 2016 8697147 2016 single work picture book children's

'Real Aussies don’t BUY barbies... real Aussies make their own. Dad loves to make things. When Mum wants a new barbie, he gets to work. Then they have a weekend barbie that no one will ever forget!' (Publication summary)

Norwood : Omnibus Books , 2016
y separately published work icon A Dog's Tale Barry Jonsberg , Tom Jellett (illustrator), Parkside : Omnibus Books , 2016 8866432 2016 single work picture book children's

'Michael wants a dog. His mum and dad say no. No way. Never. They say dogs smell and get under your feet. But Michael is never going to give up. Ever.' (Publication summary)

Parkside : Omnibus Books , 2016

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 2009

Works about this Work

Fiction in Series : Resources for Literacy and Pleasure in the Primary Years Lyn Linning , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , November vol. 27 no. 5 2012; (p. 14-19)
Survey of all the major publisher and author series suitable for primary school children.
[Review] You Turkeys! [et al] Russ Merrin , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies :Talking About Books for Children , July vol. 25 no. 3 2010; (p. 38-39)

— Review of You Turkeys! Michael Gerard Bauer , 2010 single work children's fiction ; Crooked Mick Dave Luckett , 2010 single work children's fiction ; How to Talk to a Frill-Neck Lizard James Moloney , 2010 single work children's fiction ; The Heart of the Forest Barry Jonsberg , 2010 single work children's fiction ; Mates 2009 series - publisher children's fiction
[Review] You Turkeys! [et al] Russ Merrin , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies :Talking About Books for Children , July vol. 25 no. 3 2010; (p. 38-39)

— Review of You Turkeys! Michael Gerard Bauer , 2010 single work children's fiction ; Crooked Mick Dave Luckett , 2010 single work children's fiction ; How to Talk to a Frill-Neck Lizard James Moloney , 2010 single work children's fiction ; The Heart of the Forest Barry Jonsberg , 2010 single work children's fiction ; Mates 2009 series - publisher children's fiction
Fiction in Series : Resources for Literacy and Pleasure in the Primary Years Lyn Linning , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , November vol. 27 no. 5 2012; (p. 14-19)
Survey of all the major publisher and author series suitable for primary school children.
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