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1 y separately published work icon Family Tree Josh Pyke , Ronojoy Ghosh (illustrator), Lindfield : Scholastic Press , 2022 23215357 2022 single work picture book children's

'It started with a seed, and that seed was me. And, over time, laughter filled my garden... A heartfelt celebration of family, community and the seasons of life, to cherish and to share.'

Source : publisher's blurb

1 2 y separately published work icon Freedom Swimmer The Freedom Swimmer Wai Chim , New York (City) : Scholastic Press , 2021 9612742 2016 single work children's fiction children's

'Ming survived the famine that killed his parents during China's 'Great Leap Forward', and lives a hard but adequate life, working in the fields with his fellow villagers...When a group of city boys come to the village as part of a government re-education program, Ming and his friends aren't sure what to make of the new arrivals. They're intellectuals not used to hard labour and village life. But despite his reservations, Ming befriends a charming city boy called Li. The two couldn't be more different, but slowly they form a bond over evening swims and dreamlike discussions...But as the bitterness of life under the Party begins to take its toll on both boys, they begin to imagine the impossible: freedom.' (Publication summary)

1 y separately published work icon Bedtime is Boring David Campbell , Daron Parton (illustrator), Sydney : Scholastic Press , 2021 20770241 2021 single work picture book children's

'Billy Bunny REALLY doesn’t want to go to bed. He’s NOT tired! Not even a little bit. It may be bedtime, but Billy is NOT going quietly... See if Billy wins the bedtime battle in this hilarious sequel to Stupid Carrots, written by (a quite tired) David Campbell.'

Source : publisher's blurb

2 y separately published work icon Pig the Blob Aaron Blabey , Aaron Blabey (illustrator), New York (City) : Scholastic Press , 2020 19539069 2020 single work picture book children's

'Pig is the world's LAZIEST Pug. There's nothing that can make him put down the snacks and get off the couch! Or is there...?' (Publication summary)

1 1 y separately published work icon The Surprising Power of a Good Dumpling Wai Chim , New York (City) : Scholastic Press , 2020 16559611 2019 single work novel young adult

'A novel about growing up in a migrant Asian family with a mother who is suffering from mental illness, from the highly commended author of Freedom Swimmer.

'Anna Chiu has her hands pretty full looking after her brother and sister and helping out at her dad's restaurant, all while her mum stays in bed. Dad's new delivery boy, Rory, is a welcome distraction and even though she knows that things aren't right at home, she's starting to feel like she could just be a normal teen.

'But when Mum finally gets out of bed, things go from bad to worse. And as Mum's condition worsens, Anna and her family question everything they understand about themselves and each other.

'A nourishing tale about the crevices of culture, mental wellness and family, and the surprising power of a good dumpling.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 4 y separately published work icon Don't Call Me Bear! Aaron Blabey , Aaron Blabey (illustrator), New York (City) : Scholastic Press , 2019 9319043 2016 single work picture book children's

'G'day, my name is Warren, and I've got something to share...

'Just because I'm furry doesn't mean that I'm a bear.

'Warren the Koala is many things - a marsupial, cute and furry, a bit of a grump, but the one thing he's not is a bear!' (Publication summary)

2 1 y separately published work icon I Need a Hug Aaron Blabey , Aaron Blabey (illustrator), New York (City) : Scholastic Press , 2019 8696877 2015 single work picture book children's

''I need a hug.

Will you cuddle me, Lou?'

'What? With those spikes?

Get away from me! Shoo!'

'All this little porcupine wants is a hug. But with such prickly spikes, will she ever get the cuddle she craves?

'A truly adorable tale from the best-selling creator of Pig the Pug and Thelma the Unicorn.' (Publication summary)

4 4 y separately published work icon Piranhas Don't Eat Bananas Aaron Blabey , Aaron Blabey (illustrator), New York (City) : Scholastic Press , 2019 7207799 2015 single work picture book children's (taught in 1 units)

'Hey there guys.

Would you like a banana?

What's wrong with you, Brian?

You're a Piranha.'

'Brian is a piranha. He is also a vegetarian. But do you think he can convince his family to join him?' (Publication summary)

1 y separately published work icon Jack and the Beanstalk Matt Ottley , Matt Ottley (illustrator), Sydney : Scholastic Press , 2019 16434302 2019 single work picture book children's

'Jack sells their dear old cow for some magic beans. When they grow and grow and grow right up to the sky, what will Jack find at the top?

This classic tale has been illustrated and retold by Australian children’s book creator, Matt Ottley.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 y separately published work icon Baa Baa Blue Sheep Tony Wilson , Laura Wood (illustrator), Sydney : Scholastic Press , 2019 16434231 2019 single work picture book children's

'Baa baa blue sheep, have you any wool? Yes sir, yes sir, nine bags full! The master and dame want ALL the wool! Blue! Orange! Green! Red! But can the little boy who lives down the lane convince them to share?'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2 y separately published work icon Pig the Tourist Aaron Blabey , Aaron Blabey (illustrator), Lindfield : Scholastic Press , 2019 16433749 2019 single work picture book children's

'You can’t take him anywhere! When Pig, the world’s greediest Pug, goes on holiday, he causes CHAOS wherever he travels! But every party must come to an end...'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2 y separately published work icon Pig the Grub Aaron Blabey , Aaron Blabey (illustrator), New York (City) : Scholastic Press , 2019 14525371 2018 single work picture book children's

'Eww! What a stinker!

'Pig isn't just the world's greediest Pug, he's the DIRTIEST too.

'It's high time he had a bath! But try telling Pig that . . .

'Over two million Pig books are now in print around the world!  (Publication summary)

1 1 y separately published work icon Ducks Away Mem Fox , Judy Horacek (illustrator), New York (City) : Scholastic Press , 2018 9942782 2016 single work picture book children's

'Five little ducks went out one day... over the bridge, and away!'

1 y separately published work icon Let Sleeping Dragons Lie Garth Nix , Sean Williams , New York (City) : Scholastic Press , 2018 14230460 2018 single work children's fiction children's fantasy adventure

'Odo, Eleanor and their trusty and talkative swords, Biter and Runnel, are plunged into a quest that will take them (as all good quests must) to unfamiliar lands, where they will fight unseen enemies and unlock unbelievable secrets in order to prevent an unbearable imposter from taking the crown. Also, they will need to keep an eye out for dragons.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2 y separately published work icon Do-You-Think-He-Saurus?! The Bad Guys Episode 7 Aaron Blabey , New York (City) : Scholastic Press , 2018 14045481 2018 single work children's fiction children's fantasy

'The dawn of time! Nothing on earth could rival the terrifying power of the dinosaurs. Except maybe that wolf over there...Yeah, the one standing next to the snake and the shark and that other sardiney-looking thing.

'Huh?!

'This is all wrong. This is all bad. This is all awesome. Its time to get your Jurassic on, baby. It's time... For the Bad Guys Episode 7!' (Publication summary)

1 1 y separately published work icon Have Sword, Will Travel Garth Nix , Sean Williams , New York (City) : Scholastic Press , 2018 11530318 2017 single work children's fiction children's fantasy

'When Odo and Eleanor stumble upon an ancient sword in a river outside their village, something very unexpected happens . . . the sword starts to talk! Much to Odo's dismay he discovers that he's awoken a famous enchanted blade called Biter, and thus has instantly become a knight. Eleanor would love to become a knight— but she's not the one with the sword. Unearthing Biter is only the start of their troubles; soon boy, girl and sword must depart on a noble quest to save their kingdom from threats—in both human and dragon form.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2 4 y separately published work icon When Michael Met Mina The Lines We Cross Randa Abdel-Fattah , New York (City) : Scholastic Press , 2017 9625788 2016 single work novel

'A boy. A girl. Two families. One great divide.

When Michael meets Mina, they are at a rally for refugees - standing on opposite sides. Mina fled Afghanistan with her mother via a refugee camp, a leaky boat and a detention centre. Michael's parents have founded a new political party called Aussie Values. They want to stop the boats. Mina wants to stop the hate. When Mina wins a scholarship to Michael's private school, their lives crash together blindingly. A novel for anyone who wants to fight for love, and against injustice' (Pan Macmillan).

4 3 y separately published work icon Pig the Winner Aaron Blabey , Aaron Blabey (illustrator), New York (City) : Scholastic Press , 2017 9309914 2016 single work picture book children's

'Pig was a pug

'and I'm sorry to say

'if he didn't come first

'it would ruin his day.

'Won't he ever learn?!

'Pig, the world's greediest Pug, won't play fair. He'll do anything to win!'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 2 y separately published work icon Echidna Jim Went for a Swim Phil Cummings , Laura Wood (illustrator), Gosford : Scholastic Press , 2017 9232387 2016 single work picture book children's

'Its a fun day at the beach for all the animals! They splash and surf and paddle and bob. But what will happen when prickly Echidna Jim goes for a swim? ' (Publication summary)

1 y separately published work icon The Mega Weird Collection Anh Do , Gosford : Scholastic Press , 2017 11457472 2017 selected work children's fiction humour

'Weir Dos one of the weirdest kids in school. With an unforgettable name, a crazy family and some seriously weird habits, fitting in wont be easy...But it will be funny!' (Synopsis)

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