Jana Wendt went out to discover what makes us inspired in the work we do. She follows groups of people from boxers, priests, a company CEO, a forensic anthopologist and more. This includes the successes, frustrations and moments of joy experienced by these people. This is a entertaining portrait of modern work.
April Children's Picks:
Perfect for ages 0 to 2.
The hippo is back to celebrate his 30th birthday with a brand new book! Join him and his friends for a jungle-inspired celebration full of games, silliness and treats.
Perfect for ages 4 to 5.
Adult New Releases
Fields of Gold
Pacey Read, Margie.
Excellent novel, Erica.
Kokoda TV Tie-In
Paul Ham describes both sides of the struggle along the Kokoda Track in 1942. Not many know the true story behind Kokoda, other than it was a cruel war without mercy. Now Kokoda is a major two-part documentary series being played on the ABC.
Droving Down the Cooper: A Saddlemaker's Yarns
Bleed For Me
Psychologist, Joe O'Loughlin is surprised one day to find Sienna Hegarty at his door, covered in blood and in shock. He finds himself drawn to her, to try and uncover the dark secrets her mind has buried. This is until a big piece of the puzzle is found at her home. Her father face down in a pool of his own blood. What happened between Sienna and her father that night, and what happened behind closed doors at that household?
Children's New Releases
"A giraffe in the bath - does that make you laugh? Or a frog in the flour? Or a sheep i nthe shower? An owl in the loo? A crocodile with style - does that make you smile?"
From the famous and favourite children's author Mem Fox, Giraffe in the Bath is sure to be the new classic to add to the collection, which children will love with the rhyming words and hilarious pictures to accompany them.
Child Picture HB 0+
No More Kisses!
Margaret Wild & Nina Rycroft
Baby kept running away from his friends, up a step, down a slide, through a tunnel and along a wooden beam. At the end he wiggles and squirms and giggles while being kissed, and eventually cries, "No more kisses!"
Child Picture HB 1+
Pearlie In Central Park
In Pearlie's first adventure beyond Jubilee Park, she takes a trip to snowy New York City. It's freezing and beautiful in Central Park, which is covered in frost and icicles. Will Pearlie find a warm and cosy place to stay?
Younger Fiction 5+
All Together Now
Based on the same rhythm as Tie Me Kangaroo Down Sport, All Together Now is a rhythmic story about going camping. It is great to get kids interested in camping. It is also a good story to add to the campfire tales.
Child Picture PB 3+
A Girl Like Me is based on a true story of a crime that took place more than a century ago. Emmie likes Bertha Schippan because she is knowing, funny, wild and distracts Emmie from the monotony of farm life in their isolated community. Soon she learns Bertha hides terrible secrets.
Older Fiction 12+
Brigands M. C.: Cherub #11 (paperback)
Dante Scott is given the chance to become a member of CHERUB. A trained professional with one advantage: adults never suspect children are spying on them. When Dante is given a mission to infiltrate Brigands Motorcycle Club, he is determined to use everything he knows to get revenge on the people who killed his family.
Older Fiction 11+
Jamie Spy and the Great Cookie Mystery: Aussie Nibbles
Jamie Spy's mother finds the cookies she baked for the Annual Spy Meeting's afternoon tea missing, so Jamie goes on a mission to find the culprit. Who was it, his grandfather? his father? his little sister? Jamie find evidence everywhere, and eventually comes up with a surprising result.
Younger Fiction 6+
The well-loved and favourite children's book of decades is now turned into a finger puppet board book. Watch the caterpillar wriggle through the pages.
Board Book 0+