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A Book to Read.
Infants Reading Committee, Department of Education; Morris, Katherine (illustrator).
Department of Education, New South Wales (NSW) Sydney 1955 
  Paperback small wide octavo, very good condition, blue flexible cover (spine flecked, top corner tip creased front cover), stapled pamphlet (staples little rusted), colour drawings, minor edgewear & fraying. 32 pp. Estimated date: 1955 (Trove catalogue). Children's reader for New South Wales (NSW) schools. Word list at the rear. Cover illustration: Girl, boy, dog and child sitting on front steps (boy reading book). 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 4312  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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A Book to Read.
Infants Reading Committee, Department of Education; Morris, Katherine (illustrator).
Department of Education, New South Wales (NSW) Sydney 1955 
  Paperback small wide octavo, very good condition, olive green flexible cover, stapled pamphlet (staples little rusted), colour drawings, minor edgewear, school rubber stamps, minimal annotation (corner stripe first page). 32 pp. Estimated date: 1955 (Trove catalogue). Children's reader for New South Wales (NSW) schools. Word list at the rear. Cover illustration: Girl, boy, dog and child sitting on front steps (boy reading book). 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 2998  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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A Brumby Story: Dancing Brumby.
Mitchell, Elyne.
Bluegum / Angus & Robertson Sydney 2005 
  Paperback small, very good condition, copy 1. 157 pp. A novel for young adults about Australia's wild horses. The story of a little blue roan foal with the strange misshapen legs, who dances like an angel. Dandaloo fears for her little foal's safety, and with others, leads him up into the highest mountains. 
Price: $12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 10381  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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A Brumby Story: Dancing Brumby.
Mitchell, Elyne.
Bluegum / Angus & Robertson Sydney 1995 
  Paperback small, very good condition, corner creased front & rear covers, minor edgewear. 157 pp. A novel for young adults about Australia's wild horses. The story of a little blue roan foal with the strange misshapen legs, who dances like an angel. Dandaloo fears for her little foal's safety, and with others, leads him up into the highest mountains. (1 of 2 available copies.). 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 10381A  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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A Holiday with Aunt Jessica [Sunshine Series, no 35].
Haynes, Ambrose.
Pickering & Inglis London 1958 
  Hardback octavo, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), frontispiece, edges & pages toned, slight loss corners & spine ends jacket (edge tears, light stains reverse side, sticker front flap), presentation bookplate. 91 pp. This novel is set in Holland. Life in Middleberg, and on the canals is well described with three girls having an exhilarating time in the quaint land of bulbs, windmills, dykes and clogs. 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 25496  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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A Little Bush Maid [Bluegum Classic / Billabong Book 1].
Bruce, Mary Grant; Ker Wilson, Barbara (afterword).
ISBN: 0207175098
Angus & Robertson Sydney 1992 
  Paperback trade, very good condition, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear (mostly fore-edge). 244 pp. Billabong, a large cattle and sheep property in the Australian countryside, is home to 12-year-old Norah Linton, her widowed father, David and her elder brother, Jim. This is the first book in the popular Billabong books for young adults, originally published in 1910. This revision removes a few paragraphs now considered racist. 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 2617  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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A Pony in the Luggage.
Linde, Gunnel; Kennedy, Richard (illustrator); Parker, Anne (translation).
J. M. Dent & Sons / Georgian House London / Melbourne 1969 
  Paperback, very good condition, illustrated flexible covers, cloth spine, black & white drawings, pages faintly toned, white rear cover little marked, minor edgewear, rubber stamp. 139 pp. This charming story for young adults (used as a school reader) is about a girl named Anneli and her brother Nicklas who win a horse at the zoo. Their adventures with Danny the small horse make this a great book for older children. The illustrations help to tell the story. (First published in Sweden by Albert Bonniers, Stockholm, under the title "Med Lill-Klas i Kappsacken".). 
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 29103  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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A Racecourse for Andy.
Wrightson, Patricia; Horder, Margaret (illustrator).
Harcourt, Brace & World New York 1968 
  Hardback octavo, dustjacket, minimal EX-LIBRARY, good condition (in good dustjacket), edgewear jacket (small piece top spine removed, edges lightly foxed & frayed), top spine & top edge cloth cover notably rubbed, corner tips few pages lightly creased, library markings (barcode, digits), autograph (illustrator's comments prelim page), protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. 156 pp. First edition. Novel for young adults about Andy who believes he has bought a racecourse. Written comments by Margaret Horder (illustrator): "American title for 'I Own the Racecourse'". A unique item. 
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 15942  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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A Rose for the Anzac Boys.
French, Jackie.
ISBN: 9780732285401
HarperCollins Sydney 2008 
  Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear. 290 pp. This book is the fictional story of three young women and their experiences during World War 1. Children's Book Council of Australia Honour Book. For secondary school age. Well-researched yet written with the lightest of touches. 
Price: $12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 28504  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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A. B. C. Children's Hour Annual, No 1.
Hepworth, T. S. (editor).
Educational Press for Australian Broadcasting Commission Sydney 1956 
  Hardback large quarto, dustjacket, good plus condition (in good plus dustjacket), black & white text-photos & drawings & cartoons, colour photos centre spread & frontispiece, edge tears jacket (edgewear), toned strip endpapers, edges lightly foxed, internally excellent. Heavy (1.1 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. 200 pp. The first is a series of annuals for children and young adults. About 50 contributions are arranged in interleaved sections: Stories and Plays; From the A.B.C. Studio People; Other Lands; General Interest; Argonauts Contributions; Games, Jokes, etc. 
Price: $25.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 3339  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Across the Pacific, or Ted Scott's Hop to Australia [Ted Scott Flying Stories].
Dixon, Franklin W.; Rogers, Walter S. (illustrator).
Grosset & Dunlap New York 1928 
  Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white frontispiece drawing, edges faintly foxed, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear jacket, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. 216 pp. First edition (this book is the last title listed in this series on jacket flap). A series for young adults created during the era of Lindbergh, Byrd and other "heroes of the skies." The author, Franklin W Dixon, is better known for "The Hardy Boys" series. (Reverse side of wrapper contains a list of G & D publications for boys and girls.). 
Price: $50.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 14933  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Across Two Seas: A New Zealand Tale.
Forde, H. A.
Wells, Gardner, Darton, & Co. London 1894 
  Hardback small octavo, no jacket, very good condition, pictorial green cloth cover, black & white plates, frontispiece plate (tissue guard), pages lightly toned, minor foxing (mainly page margins), corners bumped, edgewear corners, written & dated dedication. 188 pp. First edition. Novel for young adults set in New Zealand. Cover drawing: young girl greets Maori warrior. (Written dedication is dated 1902. Contains all 11 internal plates, included in pagination. Publisher catalogue at rear, 4p.). 
Price: $40.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 16656  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Adventures of Hoppity Bobtail [Whitcombe's Story Books].
Bennett, Rodney; Aris, Ernest (illustrator).
Whitcombe & Tombs Melbourne 1951 
  Paperback, good condition, card cover, black & white drawings, staples rusted, covers toned & little marked, pages lightly toned, edges lightly foxed, minor edgewear. 128 pp. No 218 in this series for ages 7 to 9 years. A story about the adventures of rabbits. (Estimated date, 19xx, McLaren no. 218e, G3822. Originally published, London, 1942.). 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 16952  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Amy Amaryllis.
Odgers, Sally.
ISBN: 0207174350
Angus & Robertson Sydney 1992 
  Paperback trade, very good condition, top edge rear cover little creased, faint toning edges & pages, minor edgewear. 234 pp. Fantasy novel for young adults, by Australian writer. Bored and unhappy, Amy Day invents Amaryllis Loveday, daughter of the Fourth Castle in the magical land of Ankoor. Overnight, they switch places. Now Amy must deal with the magic of Ankoor while Amaryllis must cope with the dishonest plans of Caz and the Gang. Can both girls survive to return to their own worlds? 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 22384  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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An Ogre Up-to-date.
Turner, Ethel.
Ward, Lock & Co London, Melbourne & Toronto 1911 
  Hardback small, no jacket as issued, good condition, blue cloth cover (gilt & embossed decoration & text front cover & spine), colour plates (two MISSING, one loose, two little loose), colour frontispiece (toned tissue guard), black & white drawings (some full-page), adverts at front & rear, black endpapers (rear hinge repaired), rear cover little flecked & faded, pages lightly toned, edges & many page margins foxed, one page spread toned (from previous pressed flower), some edgewear, non-author written dedication. 224 pp. Historical short stories and poetry for young adults by the author of bestselling "Seven Little Australians". Some of the pieces were previously published in the Town and Country Journal. (One of her scarcest books. Has 4-page publisher catalogue at front and 16-page catalogue at rear. Burnet 23 variant. No printer details this copy. Six colour plates including frontispiece (two others missing, p54, p150). Written dedication dated 1916.). 
Price: $90.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 17757  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Anne of Green Gables.
Montgomery, L. M.
ISBN: 1853261394
Wordsworth London 1994 
  Paperback, very good plus condition. 280 pp. A Wordsworth Classic Edition of this wonderful story. 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 21620  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Antonio: A Sicilian Boy.
Lamb, George; Findlay, Sheila A. M. (illustrator).
Australasian Publishing Co. / George G. Harrap & Co. London / Sydney 1957 
  Paperback trade, good condition, illustrated red flexible covers, cloth spine, black & white drawings, pages faintly toned, edges faintly foxed, spine ends little frayed, small crease front cover, front inner hinge slightly split (pages firm), minor edgewear. 63 pp. This delightful story for young adults is about a Sicilian boy named Antonio. He lived in the seaport of Catania, in the island of Sicily. His friends called him Toni. He was an orphan. His parents had been killed when their house in Messina was wrecked by an earthquake, Toni was rescued from the ruins and taken to his grandfathers home in Catania. This story follows his many adventures on his way to becoming a famous violinist. (A school reader in NSW, being 1 of 2 available copies.). 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 29108  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Antonio: A Sicilian Boy.
Lamb, George; Findlay, Sheila A. M. (illustrator).
Australasian Publishing Co. / George G. Harrap & Co. London / Sydney 1957 
  Paperback trade, very good condition, illustrated red flexible covers, black & white drawings, pages faintly toned, spine ends little frayed, minor edgewear. 63 pp. This delightful story for young adults is about a Sicilian boy named Antonio. He lived in the seaport of Catania, in the island of Sicily. His friends called him Toni. He was an orphan. His parents had been killed when their house in Messina was wrecked by an earthquake, Toni was rescued from the ruins and taken to his grandfathers home in Catania. This story follows his many adventures on his way to becoming a famous violinist. (A school reader in NSW, being 1 of 2 available copies.). 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 29108A  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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At Ardilla.
Rubinstein, Gillian.
ISBN: 1862910626
Omnibus Adelaide, Norwood 1991 
  Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition, pictorial cover (in very good dustjacket) top edge lightly foxed, minor edgewear jacket (faint foxing reverse side), rubber stamps. 131 pp. This Australian novel for young adults is a complex, disturbing, fascinating story of childhood and adolescence, acceptance and betrayal. 
Price: $12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 28275  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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At the Farm.
Education, Department of; Morris, Katherine (illustrator).
Department of Education, New South Wales (NSW) Sydney 1959 
  Paperback wide trade, good condition, dark blue flexible cover (lightly marked), stapled pamphlet, colour drawings, cover edges little frayed, staples lightly rusted, minimal foxing, corner tips covers & few pages little creased, pages faintly toned, faint stain bottom edge, small edge tears, minor scuffing, pencil annotation few pages, rubber stamps. unnum 50 pp. (Estimated date, late 1950s.) Children's reader for New South Wales (NSW) schools. Cover sketch: farm animals. Fay and Don visit a farm and meet the Brown family and all the farm animals. Word list at the rear. No mention of the Infants Reading Committee. 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 29114  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Beneath the Southern Cross.
Palmer, Helen; Walters, Evelyn (illustrator).
F. W. Cheshire / Specialty Press (Printers) Melbourne 1954 
  Hardback small, no jacket, good condition, black & white drawings, spine ends worn & chipped, cover corners little bumped, edges little foxed, pages faintly toned, bottom edge covers little rubbed, tiny scuff first few pages, owner's written name & details flyleaf, autograph (author's written name title page). 104 pp. An Australian story for older children and young adults about a boy on the Ballarat goldfields during 1854. Twelve-year-old David lives the rough and tumble life of the diggings. He wins gold, bushrangers hold up the escort, he takes part in digger hunts, and helps to build and defend the Eureka Stockade. 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 28067  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Biggles and the Black Raider: Another Adventure of Air Detective-Inspector Bigglesworth and His Air Police.
Johns, Captain W. E.; Stead, Leslie (illustrator).
Hodder & Stoughton London 1953 
  Hardback small, no jacket (missing), good plus condition, patterned red cloth cover, colour plates, endpaper map, edges lightly foxed, minor edgewear, old price marks front pastedown. 192 pp. Biggles and his comrades take on an urgent assignment in Central Africa (Kenya area) in search of the elusive Cetezulu, a major African poacher known as "The Black Elephant". 
Price: $25.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 17321  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Biggles in the Blue.
Johns, Captain W. E.; Stead, Leslie (illustrator).
Brockhampton Press Leicester 1953 
  Hardback small, no jacket (missing), good plus condition, patterned cream cloth cover (spine little toned), colour plates (including frontispiece), edges lightly foxed, minor edgewear, old price marks front pastedown, bookshop rubber stamp. 192 pp. Biggles and his comrades rush to find secret Nazi documents hidden in the Caribbean (Jamaica area) before the Germans recover them. 
Price: $25.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 17320  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Biggles Works It Out: A Story of Air Detective-Inspector Bigglesworth and His Comrades of the Air Police.
Johns, Captain W. E.
Hodder & Stoughton London 1952 
  Hardback small, dustjacket, very good condition (in fair dustjacket), red cloth covers, sepia & single-colour plates (including frontispiece), black & white vignettes, edges foxed, pieces missing top edge & base spine jacket (front flap large clipped affecting text, small edge tears, reverse side toned), edgewear, old price marks (small biro mark), minimal annotation front flylleaf (few digits), protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. 192 pp. (Second impression, originally published 1951.) Detective Air Inspector Biggles and colleagues track down gold nuggets stolen from an Australian mining town. The investigation takes him to France and Algeria. 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 4164  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Billy Bunter in the Land of the Pyramids [Magnet, nos 1277-1284].
Richards, Frank.
ISBN: 0093098901
Howard Baker London 1969 
  Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white drawings, full-page colour drawings (covers), adverts, top edge marked, flap clipped jacket (minor edgewear). Unnum 224 pp. Facsimile of the complete Egyptian Holiday series, being 8 issues of "The Magnet" magazine (nos 1277-1284). Contains all the original illustrations, old adverts and colourful covers. Follow the thrilling holiday adventures of Harry Wharton & Co. (Billy Bunter's friends) in Egypt ! Main stories: 1. Billy Bunter's bad luck. 2. Southward bound. 3. Harry Wharton & Co. in Egypt. 4. The lure of the golden scarab. 5. Billy Bunter's bargain. 6. The shadowed schoolboy. 7. The secret of the scarab. 8. The eye of Osiris. (Beware: Two books have the same ISBN: 0093098901.). 
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 2588  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Blackie's Girls' Annual.
Blackie.
Blackie & Son London 1925 
  Hardback small quarto, pictorial board cover, good plus condition, black & white drawings (some full-page), black & white plates, colour plates frontispiece, edgewear, edges lightly foxed, old price marks. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. 208 pp. Estimated date: about 1925 (date of book mentioned on rear cover). Front cover picture shows a girl leading a horse. Frontispiece colour picture is girl on waterfront reading a book. The first story is "The Cat that Ruled a Village" (by M. E. Buckingham). The series of Blackie Girls Annuals were issued between 1922 and 1940. 
Price: $35.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 9585  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Blue Fin.
Thiele, Colin; Kynoch, David (photographer).
ISBN: 0727009958
Rigby Opal Adelaide 1978 
  Paperback trade, glossy card covers, very good condition, black & white & colour photos, tiny mark fore-edge. 128 pp. Film-tie-in edition. Novel for young adults about life aboard a tuna-fishing boat off the South Australian coast. 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 1151  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Blueback: A Fable for all Ages.
Winton, Tim; Louise, Karen (illustrator).
ISBN: 0330360388
Pan Macmillan Sydney 1997 
  Paperback square, very good condition, black & white drawings, pages faintly toned, base spine little bumped, few tiny edge tears, minor edgewear. 152 pp. A novel for young adults with an environmental theme, awarded the 1998 Wilderness Society environment award. 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 29852  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Bridge to Terabithia: The Official Movie Companion.
Paterson, David.
ISBN: 0061215317
Harper Entertainment New York 2006 
  Paperback large quarto, very good plus condition, colour text-photos, minimal edgewear. 47 pp. This official guide is written by David Paterson, the son of the Newbery Medal-winning author of the book of the same title. Complete with full-colour photos from the film, this is an unforgettable insider's exploration of the book's journey to a major motion picture. There are never-before-seen images from the movie, characters and the actors who play them, exclusive behind-the-scenes stories, and sets to explore. 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 28675  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Bringing Reuben Home [Carradon Trilogy, no 1].
Millard, Glenda.
ISBN: 0733313892
ABC Books Sydney 2004 
  Paperback octavo, very good plus condition. 240 pp. Unstated first novel of a trilogy about the imaginary city of New Carradon, by Australian writer. The date of Reuben's cessation is drawing near, but he is prepared to defy the merciless laws of the domed city of New Carradon. How can his granddaughter Cinnabar and her best friend Judah refuse an old man his last wish? A story of personal discovery, sacrifice, and the courage that forges powerful relationships. 
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 14904  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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