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1 y separately published work icon A Dr Dody McCleland Mystery Felicity Young , 2012 Sydney : HarperCollins , Z1934321 2012 series - author novel
1 My First Lift-the-Flap Books HarperCollins (publisher), series - publisher
Interlinks HarperCollins (publisher), series - publisher Picture books with rhyming text that are components in a cross-curriculum teaching series.
1 y separately published work icon A House in the Mountains Steve Bisley , Sydney South : HarperCollins , 2019 11647129 2019 single work novel

'A novel about life, death, sex and strudel. Benjamin Grey comes out of a failed marriage vowing that life will never surprise him again. So in keeping with this vow of caution he chooses an occupation which is safe and predictable. He becomes a paramedic. On a routine day, Ben and his partner are called to a suburban house where an infant is in cardiac arrest after falling into the family pool. Their attempts to revive the child fail. Shattered and exhausted, Ben escapes to the Blue Mountains for a weekend away with close friends to rest and recuperate. At dinner with his friends on Saturday night, he meets Kay, who will come to need more from Ben in the future than he or she could ever imagine. On Sunday afternoon, before leaving to go back to the city, Ben notices an ad for a house for sale in a real estate agent's window. Strangely drawn to it, he decides to go have a look, encountering the owner, old Mrs Coombs, and her house - a very special house, as it turns out, and - just like that - Ben Gray becomes the owner of a house in the mountains. Ben has a gift that Mrs Coombs recognizes. And his impulsive decision to buy her house and seek a measure of peace and sanctity in the mountains becomes for him - and the array of misfits he will encounter along the way - a journey of love, heartache and a rediscovery of the power and beauty of the human spirit. Not to mention: A street full of lesbians. A toothless carpenter. Brian the real estate agent who likes it rough. A Canadian Indian called 'Fire Catcher' who has visions. Mrs Coombs who knows a kindred spirit when she sees one. Sex. Death. Drug abuse. And the healing power of strudel.' (Publication summary)

1 y separately published work icon Ice Wolves Amie Kaufman , Sydney South : HarperCollins , 2018 11555148 2018 single work children's fiction children's fantasy

'Everyone in Vallen knows that ice wolves and scorch dragons are sworn enemies who live deeply separate lives.

'So when twelve-year-old orphan Anders takes one elemental form and his twin sister, Rayna, takes another, he has to question whether they are even related. Still, whether or not they’re family, Anders knows that Rayna is his best and only true friend. She’s nothing like the brutal, cruel dragons who claimed her as one of their own and stole her away.

'To learn what he needs to rescue her, Anders will have to enlist at the foreboding Ulfar Academy, a school for young wolves that values loyalty to the pack above all else. But for Anders, loyalty is more complicated than blind obedience, and friendship is the most powerful shape-shifting force of all.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2 y separately published work icon The Capture of the Earl of Glencrae Stephanie Laurens , ( trans. Unknown with title Raptada Por Um Conde ) Rio de Janeiro : HarperCollins , 2017 Z1882976 2012 single work novel romance historical fiction adventure

'Headstrong Angelica Cynster is certain she'll recognize her fated husband at first sight. And when her eyes meet those of a mysterious nobleman across a candlelit ballroom, she knows beyond doubt that he's the one. But her heart is soon pounding for an entirely different reason--when her hero abducts her!

'The eighth Earl of Glencrae has no choice but to kidnap Angelica, the one Cynster sister with whom he hadn't wanted to tangle. But to save his castle and his clan, he must persuade her to assist him--and he's prepared to offer marriage to seal the deal.'

Source: Stephanie Laurens's website,
Sighted: 28/08/2012

1 y separately published work icon Lady Helen and the Dark Days Pact Alison Goodman , South Sydney area : HarperCollins , 2017 9704450 2017 single work novel young adult fantasy

'Summer, 1812

'After the scandalous events at her presentation ball in London, Lady Helen has taken refuge at the fashionable seaside resort of Brighton, where she is training to be a Reclaimer with the covert Dark Days Club.

'As she struggles to put aside her genteel upbringing and take up the weapons of a warrior, Helen realizes that her mentor, Lord Carlston, is fighting his own inner battle. Has the foul Deceiver energy poisoned his soul, or is something else driving him towards violent bouts of madness? Either way, Helen is desperate to help the man with whom she shares a deep but forbidden connection.

'When Mr Pike, the hard bureaucratic heart of the Dark Days Club, arrives in Brighton, no one is prepared for the ordinary evil he brings in his wake. He has a secret task for Helen and Mr Hammond, and the authority of the Prince Regent. They have no choice but to do as he orders, knowing that the mission will betray everyone around them and possibly bring about Lord Carlston's annihilation.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 y separately published work icon The Secret of the Black Bushranger Jackie French , Sydney South : HarperCollins , 2017 9463539 2017 single work children's fiction children's

'The third in a series that explores our secret history

'By the 1790s orphaned Barney Bean finally has his own farm in the early NSW colony. All his dreams are coming true!

But now we are to learn of Barney's biggest secret yet: how he helped Australia's first bushranger escape.

'Was Black Caesar a wronged man, an ex-slave who vowed to be free? Or was he a laughing villain, a trickster who planned to terrorise the colony?

'And in helping him, did Barney do right or wrong?

'You decide.' (Publication summary)

1 1 y separately published work icon Miss Muriel Matters Robert Wainwright , Sydney : HarperCollins , 2017 12336183 2017 single work biography

'The Australian actress who became one of London's most famous suffragists.

'Discover the most inspiring woman you've never heard of ...

'In 1909, a young Australian actress made headlines around the world when she took to the sky over London in an airship emblazoned with the slogan 'Votes for Women' and dropped leaflets over the city. Muriel Matters was dubbed 'that daring Australian girl', and the American media declared it to be the world's first aerial protest.

'Just months earlier, Muriel had become the first woman to make a speech in the British House of Commons, after chaining herself to a brass grille to protest against the segregation of women in the Parliament. She went on to become one of the most famous suffragists of her day, her skill as an orator drawing crowds in their thousands.

'So why is the remarkable Muriel Matters a relative unknown in both Britain and her home country? In Miss Muriel Matters, bestselling writer Robert Wainwright discovers an extraordinary woman full of intelligence, passion and bravery who fought for women's rights in a world far from equal.'

1 y separately published work icon The Ballad of Banjo Crossing Tess Evans , Sydney : HarperCollins , 2017 12306326 2017 single work novel

'Jack McPhail is a man on the run from his past, a drifter who lands by accident in a sleepy outback Australian town called Banjo Crossing. Jack - almost despite himself - becomes slowly drawn into the town, its community, its characters and its concerns.He's on the brink of falling in love with Mardi, a young widow and owner of the local coffee shop, when the community is confronted and divided by an unexpected development. A coal mining company has come to town, intent on buying up the local properties to build an open cut mine. The town of Banjo Crossing rallies together to fight off the threat. Jack wants to help out his new friends, but if he does, he's at risk of his past being exposed. Having his secret out there could change everything for him. Will he help them out, even if it costs him his second chance at happiness?' (Publication summary)

1 2 y separately published work icon Sixty Seconds Jesse Kate Blackadder , Sydney South : HarperCollins , 2017 11560385 2017 single work novel

'Grief. Recriminations. Redemption. Will tragedy bring a family closer together or tear it apart? The Brennan family have recently arrived in the warmth of Murwillumbah, leaving behind a tentative affair, a broken friendship and overly supportive family in freezing cold Hobart. Artist husband and father Finn works at home on his metal sculptures, while also minding treasured two-year-old son Zac. Bridget, his wife, leaves the house daily for her new job as an environmental scientist. Fifteen-year-old Jarrah is finding it hard fitting into the new school, but the family is delighting in their new surrounds and the novelty of a backyard pool.' 

'One morning, when Bridget loses sight of Zac for only minutes in the rush for breakfast, tragedy strikes. Zac is found drowned in the swimming pool. The finger of blame is pointed at Finn and he numbly accepts responsibility. In her grief, Bridget withdraws from her husband and finds companionship with a work colleague. The stakes jump further when authorities move to prosecute Finn as an example to other irresponsible pool owners. Defending the prosecution will take every cent the family possesses.'

'Meanwhile, fifteen-year-old Jarrah is coping with the hole left in his life by Zac's death, as well as seeing his parents retreat from him in their grief, while also confronting his sexual identity. Sixty Seconds treads confidently, but sensitively and poignantly, into the tragic aftermath of a child's death. It explores the immediate explosive consequences, and the slow ripples that wash out over the wider community.' (Publication summary)

1 y separately published work icon Waltzing Australia : Stories and Ballads from Under an Outback Sky Tim Borthwick , Sydney : HarperCollins , 2017 11554080 2017 selected work poetry

'Waltzing Australia is a wonderful celebration of the Australian bush and the people who live there, written by a gifted storyteller who's spent much of his life working on the land. Featuring fifty poems and stories that tell of the heartbreak, humour and hard yakka that come with living and working in the bush – many of which were written on long days droving sheep and cattle, on the back of a motorbike, or by the fading light in camp hundreds of miles from anywhere.

'These evocative bush verses and the tales behind them shine light on characters and events from Australia's pioneering past as well as embracing Tim's own experiences in the outback.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 y separately published work icon Last Night at the Mount Solemn Observatory Danielle Binks , Sydney : HarperCollins , 2017 11362377 2017 single work short story
1 1 y separately published work icon The Shop at Hoopers Bend Emily Rodda , Sydney : HarperCollins , 2017 11204802 2017 single work novel children's fantasy

'Eleven-year-old Jonquil (known as Quil) Medway is a girl with more than an unusual name. Quil's parents died in a car accident when she was a baby and she now goes to boarding school, but spends her holidays with an aunt - or at camp, which is where Quil is heading when she decides to get off early at a train stop called Hooper's Bend.

It is there that Quil meets Pirate, a chunky little white dog with black spots who immediately adopts her and Bailey, a crabby older lady who has gone to Hooper's Bend to check out the shop that has been left to her by an uncle.

There is something magical about the shop at Hooper's Bend though, and once it casts its spell on Quil and Bailey they are drawn together in an unlikely friendship and their fight to save the shop from developers.' (Publication Summary)

1 y separately published work icon Things We Cannot See Dianne Maguire , Australia : HarperCollins , 2017 10819828 2017 single work novel mystery

'Set on the magical coast of the Fleurieu Peninsula and inspired by true events, Things We Cannot See is Dianne Maguire's second domestic suspense novel – a compelling story of children and families, love and betrayal. Laura Nesci has found her forever partner – until he leaves her for no apparent reason. It is only in the wake of a family tragedy and the unearthing of her husband's secret life that things fall into place, including Laura's burgeoning attraction for local artist Flynn. Fighting against the temptation of another possibly disastrous relationship, Laura channels her energies into her work as a victim support officer with the police.

'Fifteen-year-old Alex is a girl with secrets. Her best friend Maddi believes it's wrong, but Alex knows that what she has with their science teacher is special. When Alex is attacked, Maddi and Laura become locked in a silent battle of wills: Laura suspects that Maddi is keeping secrets for her friend, and Maddi must decide whether to speak up or remain silent. But the final telling of Alex's deepest secret is met with shock and disbelief from everyone, including Laura, who thinks she has seen it all – until now.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 2 y separately published work icon Ache Eliza Henry-Jones , South Sydney area : HarperCollins , 2017 10503427 2017 single work novel

'A year ago, a devastating bushfire ripped Annie's world apart - killing her grandmother, traumatising her young daughter and leaving her mother's home in the mountains half destroyed. Annie fled back to the city, but the mountain continues to haunt her. Now, drawn by a call for help from her uncle, she's going back to the place she loves most in the world, to try to heal herself, her marriage, her daughter and her mother.

'A heart-wrenching, tender and lovely novel about loss, grief and regeneration, Ache is not only a story of how we can be broken, but how we can put ourselves back together.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 y separately published work icon Begin, End, Begin : A #LoveOzYA Anthology Danielle Binks (editor), Sydney South : HarperCollins , 2017 10433861 2017 anthology short story

'Bestsellers. Award-winners. Superstars. This anthology has them all. With brilliantly entertaining short stories from beloved young adult authors Amie Kaufman, Melissa Keil, Will Kostakis, Ellie Marney, Jaclyn Moriarty, Michael Pryor, Alice Pung, Gabrielle Tozer, Lili Wilkinson and Danielle Binks, this all-new collection will show the world exactly how much there is to love about Aussie YA.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 y separately published work icon Village Vets James Caroll , Anthony Bennett , 2016 Sydney : HarperCollins , 2016- 10154762 2016 series - author autobiography
1 7 y separately published work icon Goodnight, Mice! Judy Watson (illustrator), Frances Watts , Sydney South : HarperCollins , 2016 Z1764074 2010 single work picture book children's 'Celebrate the rituals of bedtime with Mitzi, Billy, Clementine and Oliver.
The perfect bedtime book!
Kiss Dad once...
Cuddle Mum twice...
'Goodnight, Mum and Dad.'
'Goodnight, mice.'
This warm, affectionate story is the perfect bedtime book for the whole family to share.' (Publisher's blurb)
1 3 y separately published work icon Wrong Way Mark Macleod , Judith Rossell (illustrator), Sydney : HarperCollins , 2016 Z1690944 2010 single work picture book children's

'Sometimes a day out doesn't go according to plan.

'But when one little duck wants to make a big splash all by himself, the wrong way to do things turns out to be just right!

'A charming book about spreading your wings and finding your own way in the world.' (From the publisher's website.)