New books for school – October 2013

Welcome back! Term 4 has begun for many of you and we have some gorgeous new books for you to share with your students.

9780670076758Kissed by the Moon by ALISON LESTER

May you, my baby, sleep softly at night, and when dawn lights the world, may you wake up to birdsong.

Part poem, part lullaby, this gentle story celebrates a baby’s wonder at our beautiful world. From much-loved Australian Children’s Laureate Alison Lester comes a timeless book to share and to treasure.

Our Australian Girl: A Lesson for Lina (Book 4) by SALLY RIPPIN/ILLUSTRATOR: LUCIA MASCIULLO 9780143307037

It’s 1956 . . . and the Melbourne Olympics is over but for Lina the excitement is just beginning. She has a new best friend, the school magazine is a huge hit, and her parents have a surprise that will change everything. When Lina has the chance to meet her idol, the famous writer Stella Davis, it seems as if all her dreams have come true – or have they?

Follow Lina on her adventure in the final of four exciting stories about a passionate girl finding a place to belong.

9780143307457Our Australian Girl: Ruby of Kettle Farm (Book 4) by PENNY MATTHEWS/ILLUSTRATOR: LUCIA MASCIULLO

It’s 1931 . . . and Kettle Farm is starting to feel like home, but Ruby is still desperately worried about her dad. He hasn’t written for weeks, and nobody knows where he is. Will Dad ever come back to them? When nobody will give Ruby any answers, she sets out to find him herself . . .

Follow Ruby on her adventure in the final of four exciting stories about a happy-go-lucky girl in a time of great change.

Eerie: Don’t Talk to Me by  S. CAREY 9780143307686

A ghostly young convict seeks Macey’s friendship. The price for refusing could be . . . her soul.

9780141350226Skylanders Universe: A to Z of Skylands by SUNBIRD

Become the ultimate Skylands expert with this detailed A-Z of the Skylanders’ world. Complete with an exclusive Gill Runt side-kick toy (Australian exclusive) which actually works in the video game, plus a fold-out extra goodie, this is the ultimate gift for any Skylanders fan.

LEGO® Minifigure: Year by Year: A Visual Chronicle by DORLING KINDERSLEY 9781409333128

A visual history of the amazing LEGO® minifigure phenomenon, with three minifigures included

Take a trip down memory lane and explore the origins and growth of the amazing LEGO® minifigure with LEGO® Minifigure Year by Year: A Visual History.

Year by year, every range of LEGO minifigures is included chronologically and by theme, running from the first minifigures introduced in 1978 to the brand-new LEGO Legends of Chima, LEGO Star Wars, LEGO Batman and LEGO Ninjago minifigures popular today. Perfect for any LEGO fan, this visual chronicle is filled with more than 2,000 of the most significant, popular and rarest minifigures complete with stunning photos and additional information on key favourites. Plus, with 3 minifigures embedded in the cover, a LEGO City townsperson, LEGO City robber, and a LEGO Star Wars stormtrooper, it’s the ultimate guide to the world of LEGO minifigures.

LEGO Minifigures Year by Year: A Visual History is a must-have for LEGO fans of all ages.


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