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              Pennies for Hitler

              Pennies for Hitler (Paperback)

              By French, Jackie

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              Angus & Robertson an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.

              ISBN 9780732292096
              Published NZ 1 Jun 2012
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age 7-12 years
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              Refuge

              Refuge (Paperback)

              By French, Jackie

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              REFUGE centres around a 14-year-old male Afghan who spent much of his life in Pakistan refugee camps before making the voyage from Indonesia to Australia. As the boat crashes against the rocks of Christmas Island he loses consciousness and awakes to find himself in the life he ha...s always dreamed of in Australia, but with no memory of how he got there: not unusual, says his doctor father. AS it is the school holidays he becomes one of a gang of kids who roam the beach, led by an older boy, although he slowly realises that the true power is wielded by ten year old Susanna - who has been ten years old for twenty years. Each of the children in the gang has come to Australia as a place of hope or refuge and they represent the times and places of Australia's greatest migrations. Their life is everything they have dreamed of, from the wonderful House of Women for Chinese Tien Ling to Irish Dairmid's farm, Luis's fishing boat, the library that goes on forever, and the musical concerts for German David Goldberg. Slowly our Afghan boy realises that each day he can make the choice: to stay in the dream or walk through the door on the beach, or to go back to the sea and the rocks and accept real life instead.
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              ISBN 9780732296179
              Published NZ 1 Aug 2013
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age 13+ years
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              Night Ride into Danger

              Night Ride into Danger (Paperback)

              By French, Jackie

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              From one of Australia's best-loved storytellers comes an exciting mystery adventure story about the Cobb & Co. The year is 1863 and come rain or hail the Cobb and Co coach will always get you through, from town to staging post, from gold rush to the train. But when a flash flood ...crashes into the coach and Joey Lindon's father breaks his leg, it's ten-year-old Joey who must take the reins to get his father to hospital, Mrs Burdock to the midwife before her baby comes, ten-year-old Anna safe to her grandmother at Lambing Creek ... and the mysterious passenger a with a yellow-eyed dog who hails the coach in the darkness, demanding that the coach detours so he can catch the train that will take him far away. The creeks roar, the lightening rips the sky, and a brown snake emerges from the mail bag. But nothing will stop the boy from Cobb and Co.
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              ISBN 9781460758939
              Published NZ 5 May 2021
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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              Birrung the Secret Friend (The Secret History Series, #1)

              Birrung the Secret Friend (The Secret History Series, #1) (Paperback)

              By French, Jackie

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              The first in a new series that focuses on a secret part of our history This is the story of Boots, the ten-year-old orphaned son of a convict woman. Boots has survived Newgate and the voyage to Australia and his mother's death, and he now hides his younger sister Evie from the pr...edominantly male colony, only venturing out to get the daily rations, slipping through and hiding among the colony of mud huts to try to get the food to his sister before it is stolen. Birrung becomes Boots's friend and protector, introducing him to the Johnstones and their abundant vegetable garden. As the colony sinks into despair, terror and hunger, Birrung helps Boots and Evie survive and eventually to understand enough indigenous language and lore so that eventually Boots becomes a prosperous farmer, having being led to good land where the 'aunties' will predict the floods and droughts to help him succeed. But as the Johnstones gently explain to Boots, his friendship with a 'native' girl - and all he owes her - must stay a secret all his life. Ages: 7-10
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              ISBN 9780732299439
              Published NZ 27 Jan 2015
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age 7-12 years
              Series The Secret History Series
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              The Vanishing at the Very Small Castle (The Butter O'Bryan Mysteries, #2)

              The Vanishing at the Very Small Castle (The Butter O'Bryan Mysteries, #2) (Paperback)

              By French, Jackie

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              It's 1932, the height of the Depression, and Butter O'Bryan and his friends have another mystery to solve. The Very Small Castle is home to Butter O'Bryan, his father and three aunts, plus friends Gil, Elsie and Olive and their dog Woofer. But now there is also a monster at the c...astle! When glamorous film actress Delilah Devine vanishes in the middle of the 'talkie' movie being filmed on Howlers Beach, the police suspect the movie's 'monster', who is being played by a war hero called Mr Manster. And while Butter's Aunts Cake, Elephant and Peculiar become involved a Depression eviction battle, Elsie disappears, too. What is causing these disappearances and can Butter solve the mysteries? And can there ever be a happy ending for someone who has been called a monster?
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              ISBN 9781460757734
              Published NZ 7 Apr 2021
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
              Series The Butter O'Bryan Mysteries
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              Ming and Flo Fight for the Future (The Girls Who Changed the World,
               

              Ming and Flo Fight for the Future (The Girls Who Changed the World, (Paperback)

              By French, Jackie

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                2 Mar 22

              An empowering and exhilarating look at the girls who went before us, and the way they shaped the world. Ming Qong is convinced that girls must have changed the world, just as boys did, even if few girls had major roles or are even mentioned in history books. So when a strange app...arition, who calls herself 'Herstory', offers Ming Qong the chance to go back in time to see a girl change the world, Ming accepts enthusiastically. It will be the greatest adventure in the world! But Ming doesn't find herself in a palace or an explorer's ship. Instead, she ends up on a drought-stricken farm living as Flo Watson, whose indomitable Aunt McTavish rescues Ming and takes her back to Sydney. There, Aunt McTavish and the remarkable Louisa Lawson are fighting for a referendum so that NSW will join a new nation of Australia, one where children no longer starve in factories and women have the vote. But as Ming faces anti-female demonstrations, snakes, deadly dust storms, prejudice, and even a tiger, she learns that changing the world is not easy.
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              ISBN 9781460760208
              Published NZ 2 Mar 2022
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
              Series The Girls Who Changed the World
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              Pirate Boy of Sydney Town

              Pirate Boy of Sydney Town (Paperback)

              By French, Jackie

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              A SWASHBUCKLING ADVENTURE FROM AUSTRALIA'S CHILDREN'S LAUREATE Twelve-year-old Ben Huntsmore is the son of a ship-owner, an only child who loves the farming life on his family's estate, Badger's Hill. But when Ben's father loses their ancestral home to pay a gambling debt, Ben re...luctantly joins his father in a desperate venture to win back their home, capturing enemy trading ships off the west Australian coast. While at sea, Ben must face not just the giant waves of the Southern Ocean but also Dutch guns, as well as unexpected treachery as he realises that his almost-unknown father will sacrifice even his son to make his fortune. Only the unexpected friendships of the mysterious convict Higgins and young Indigenous sailor Guwara will help Ben survive, as well as show him the true meaning of loyalty and riches. From one of Australia's most-renowned children's authors comes a book filled with swashbuckling adventures that uncovers Australian's hidden history as a pirate port and slavers' den. PRAISE FOR NANBERRY: BLACK BROTHER WHITE 'For really, really good Australian young-adult (and middle-grade) historical fiction, Jackie French has always been a winner ... With Nanberry: Black Brother White she delivers an excellent fictionalised account of the First Fleet's settlement at Sydney Cove ... a powerful novel' - Australian Bookseller & Publisher, 5 stars 'She is one of few masters who can embed historic characters in rattling good tales, and her meticulous research is seamlessly inserted so that you live the detail rather than learn it. Even if you are not into history, Nanberry will hook you in ... Irresistible for history buffs of any age' - Good Reading Magazine, 5 stars 'I've been telling all my friends to read this book, and to give it to their kids to read. It's absolutely engrossing' - Herald Sun
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              ISBN 9781460754795
              Published NZ 20 May 2019
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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              The Fire Wombat

              The Fire Wombat (Paperback)

              By French, Jackie; Illustrated by Snell, Danny

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              As the bushfire swallowed up the world they knew, a wombat shared her burrow with other animals. Longlisted in the 2021 Australian Book Industry Awards and a 2021 Children's Book Council Notable Book. As the flames of a bushfire approach, one small wombat shelters with other anim...als in her burrow. But that is just the beginning of their journey to safety. Based on events witnessed by Australian Children's Laureate Jackie French during the 2020 fires, and co-created with award-winning illustrator Danny Snell, this is a story of courage, compassion and survival, which saw people across Australia come together to save our wildlife from devastation.
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              ISBN 9781460759349
              Published NZ 1 Dec 2021
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age 3-5 years
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              The Fire Wombat

              The Fire Wombat (Hardback)

              By French, Jackie; Illustrated by Snell, Danny

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              As the bushfire swallowed up the world they knew, a wombat shared her burrow with other animals. As the flames of the bushfire approach, one small wombat is bravely followed by other animals to the safety of her underground burrow. From best-selling author and Australian Children...'s Laureate, Jackie French, and award-winning illustrator, Danny Snell, comes a story of survival, courage and friendship.
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              ISBN 9781460759332
              Published NZ 5 Nov 2020
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age 3-5 years
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              The Secret of the Youngest Rebel (The Secret Histories, #5)

              The Secret of the Youngest Rebel (The Secret Histories, #5) (Paperback, 5th edition)

              By French, Jackie

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              'HIGHLY RECOMMENDED FOR ALL READERS' - ReadPlus on Barney and the Secret of the Whales The whisper in the darkness is: rebellion! (Or: death or liberty!) Frog is an orphan, a pickpocket, starving on the streets of Parramatta in 1804. But when the tall, commanding Irish rebel Mr C...unningham talks of freedom from tyranny and the lash, Frog creeps out to join the rebels, the 10,000 convicts who will take over the colony and proclaim the Republic of New Ireland. Will farmers like Barney and Elsie Bean join the battle against the corrupt New South Wales Corps? For the fate of the colony - and Australia - will be decided at Castle Hill. Based on eyewitness accounts, this fifth title in The Secret Histories series uncovers the secrets that the colonial government hid for over 200 years. PRAISE FOR THE SECRET HISTORIES SERIES 'French's eye for historic details makes this a compelling reading' - Daily Telegraph 'Jackie French has a knack for discovering fascinating hidden facts from our past and bringing them to life. Children will be so captivated by the story that they won't even notice they are absorbing rich and memorable lessons from Australia's history. Highly recommended for middle school' - Magpies magazine
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              ISBN 9781460754801
              Published NZ 29 Jan 2019
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age 7-12 years
              Series The Secret History Series
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