New Books for Primary

Herman and Rosie by GUS GORDON

Set in New York, this gorgeous picture book by Gus Gordon is a story about friendship, life in the big city, and following your dreams.

This is a tale about a big city.
It’s a tale of hotdogs and music and the summertime subway breeze.
It’s a tale of singing on rooftops and toffees that stick to your teeth.
But most of all, it’s the tale of Herman and Rosie.

Teachers’ notes for Herman and Rosie can be found HERE.

‘Quirky, soulful and alive . . . a book to treasure, like a favourite song.’ Markus Zusak

 

Mr McGee and the Elephants by PAMELA ALLEN

Here’s another adventure of Mr McGee, this time with elephants, one, two and three. A chance to perform and share the fun, so come and join in everyone.

From the one-and-only Pamela Allen comes a new adventure in the life of loveable Mr McGee. With its jaunty rhyme and lively illustrations, this is Pam at her classic best.

Our Australian Girl: Peacetime for Alice (Book 4) by DAVINA BELL

Its’ 1919 . . . and Alice is busy looking after Mama, practising her dancing, and trying to cheer up her brother Teddy now that he’s back from the war. Alice soon comes up with a brilliant idea – a big event that is sure to make Teddy happy again. Will Alice’s grand plan work out in the way she hopes? And will Alice and her family be able to leave the sorrows of the past behind.

Follow Alice on her adventure in the final of four exciting stories about a gifted girl in a time of war.

Our Australian Girl: Nellie’s Greatest Wish (Book 4) by PENNY MATTHEWS

It’s 1850 . . . and Nellie is returning to Adelaide after searching for the Thompson family at the Burra. She’s keen to get back to her best friend, Mary, who is ill in hospital. But she is in for a terrible shock . . . Even Nellie begins to feel that all is lost and that she might never achieve her dreams. Will her spirit be crushed, or can she turn her fate around?

Follow Nellie on her adventure in the final of four stories about an Irish girls with a big heart, in search of the freedom to be herself.

Go Goanna: Mission Fox Book 7 by JUSTIN D’ATH

The goanna’s claws clung to Jordan’s arm and its big, scaly tail dropped over his face.

Harry and Jordan are taking Myrtle to the school’s Pet Olympics. But after they stop to perform a Mission Fox rescue on the way, nothing goes to plan.

Can Mission Fox cope with a large runaway goanna, a very cross principal and a tall tree with a small, scared boy in it?

It looks like their scaly-est mission yet . . .

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