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AUSTRALIAN LIVING BOOKS etc

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Relisting as about to expire...many are sold now...this is what is left...

 

QUALITY AUSTRALIAN LIVING BOOKS

(CBCA is short for the Children's Book Council of Australia)

 

MY PLACE by Nadia Wheatley & Donna Rawlins (1989 edition) SC VGC $10

recommended for Aussie Book Traveller

A unique, intimate history of Australia, featuring colorful illustrations and maps, starts in 1988 and works its way back two hundred years to 1788, telling the history of one particular place through the generations of children who have lived there.

https://www.bookdepository.com/My-Place-Nadia-Wheatley/9781921977954?ref=grid-view&qid=1529880936750&sr=1-3

recommended by homeschoolers:

http://aussiehomeschool.com.au/topic/7521-my-place-by-nadia-wheatley-and-donna-rawlins/#comment-57865

http://nadiawheatley.com/my-place/

 

 

We of the Never-Never by Mrs Aeneas Gunn (Hutchinson 1974) HC/DJ VGC $10

recommended:

https://www.homeschoolingdownunder.com/homeschooling-book-list-index/australian-history-books-stories-kids/

http://www.withoutahitch.com.au/caravan/homeschooling/


 

Billabong Series by Mary Grant Bruce

Australian children's classic  series...very collectible.

“ A vivid depiction of the quintessentially Australian; values such as mateship, hard work and bush hospitality to beautiful illustrations of the outback, Australian character and humour. Heart-warming, humorous and highly enjoyable Australian classics!”

Highly recommended by homeschoolers and by Education Reformation.

http://aussiehomeschool.com.au/topic/14025-what-are-you-reading-in-october/?page=2#comment-105777

http://aussiehomeschool.com.au/topic/11319-sensitive-readers/#comment-87338

http://journey-and-destination.blogspot.com.au/2017/05/may-giveaway-little-bush-maid-mates-at.html

https://www.goodreads.com/series/50911-billabong

 

#3 Norah of Billabong (1950s?)  lovely old vintage hardcover edition with dustjacket GC $10 

very similar to this condition:

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/NORAH-OF-BILLABONG-by-Mary-Grant-Bruce-HCDJ-Ward-Lock-Co-Ltd-/292206446263?hash=item4408dc86b7:g:WUoAAOSwLnBX2lbk

 

Billabong's Daughter  (Bluegum) SC VGC $5

uniform with:

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Mary-Grant-Bruce-Complete-Set-15-BILLABONG-Bluegum-series-plus-Golden-Fiddles/152908311930?hash=item239a0bad7a:g:kXkAAOSw-CVahLrQ

 

AUSTRALIAN LIVING BOOKS ON CASSETTES

 

Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence: A True Story  (4 hours 7 mins on 3 cassettes)  $6

unabridged ABC Audio

https://www.amazon.com/Follow-the-Rabbit-Proof-Fence/dp/B00A7CVOJ2

book recommended by homeschoolers:

http://journey-and-destination.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/follow-rabbit-proof-fence-by-doris.html

https://www.amazon.com/Follow-the-Rabbit-Proof-Fence/dp/B00A7CVOJ2

 

Lassetter's Last Ride by Ion Idriess  (3 hours on 2 cassettes)  $6

ABC audio

An Australian classic!

Ion Idriess' books have been recommended by homeschoolers

 

AUSTRALIAN PICTURE BOOKS

 

Waltzing Matilda by Banjo Patterson, illustrated by Freya Blackwood SC EC $4

Freya is an award-winning Australian illustrator...see inside here:

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/WALTZING-MATILDA-BANJO-PATERSON-FREYA-BLACKWOOD-NEW-PAPERBACK-BOOK/382377444083?epid=2175259689&hash=item590778c2f3:g:6UIAAOSwZqZZ7Chg

 

Stellaluna by Janell Cannon SC GC $4

While out searching for food, fruit bat Stellaluna and her mother are attacked by a vicious owl. Stellaluna is separated from Mother Bat and taken in by a family of birds where she must put aside her bat habits to fit in with her new family. But one fateful flight when she is separated from her adoptive siblings, Stellaluna is reunited with her bat family and learns that even though we're different, we're very much the same. (Not sure if this is Australian)

recommended:

http://aussiehomeschool.com.au/topic/6867-picture-story-books-about-animals/#comment-51708

 

Bushland Lullaby by Sally Odgers BRAND NEW $5

GORGEOUS illustrations!

Asleep in a gently snoozing ball, Little possum's soft and small. In a twisty tunnel and cosy bed, Little wombat rests his head. All the baby animals sleep soundly in the comfort of the bush.

https://www.bookdepository.com/Bushland-Lullaby-Sally-Odgers/9781742831787

http://sallyodgers.weebly.com/bushland-lullaby.html

 

Kissed By The Moon by Alison Lester HC EC/NEW  $6

CBCA award-winning author/illustrator

"May you, my baby, sleep softly at night, and when dawn lights the world, may you wake up to birdsong. Part poem, part lullaby, this gentle story celebrates a baby's wonder at our beautiful world. From much-loved Australian Children's Laureate Alison Lester comes a timeless book to share and to treasure."

lovely illustrations!

 

Gandali The Whale by Meredith Hooper SC EC $6

living picture books set in Sydney Harbour etc...lovely drawings of whales against back-drop of Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House.

"Gandali's mother is always with him, wherever he goes. Gandali likes looking at the turtles and the coral in the warm tropical water. So does his mother. One day she tells him they must set off on a long journey. All humpbacks do. Gandali doesn't want to go. But his mother says they must."

oop?

https://www.angusrobertson.com.au/books/gandali-the-whale-meredith-hooper/p/9780091838829

recommended:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28791950-gandali-the-whale

 

The Whalers by Bronwyn Bancroft HC EC $7

CBCA short-listed

'The killers get real glad whenever they see the dark fellers killin' a whale.' This is the story of the orca, the largest of the dolphin family. Known as killer whales, the orcas' relationship with the Aboriginal whalers of twofold Bay has become legend. THE WHALERS is told in the lyrical voice of Percy Mumbulla and comes directly from an oral storytelling tradition and was collected as part of a group of stories and poems by Roland Robinson. With beautiful illustrations by Bronwyn Bancroft, this book explores the special relationship between orca and whaler at Twofold Bay. Ages 6-9

cover (mine HC):

https://www.bookdepository.com/Whalers-Bronwyn-Bancroft/9780732295318?ref=grid-view&qid=1519457386024&sr=1-3

artist recommended:

https://www.homeschoolingdownunder.com/homeschooling-book-list-index/picture-study-book-list/

 

Australian History Resources

 

Australia in History by Geoff Hocking: Bound for Botany Bay SC EC $7

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Australia-In-History-Bound-For-Botany-Bay-By-Geoff-Hocking-P-B/282020707684?hash=item41a9be7d64:g:s5gAAOSwdGxXIuQI

 

Early Australia and Australia's First Century SC EC $7

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/EARLY-AUSTRALIA-and-Australias-First-Century-Geoff-Hocking-2004/142743525857?hash=item213c2d59e1:g:dVwAAOSwPcVVrLk9


 

PICTURE BOOKS

Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown SC VGC $4

LLATL curriculum

In a great green room, tucked away in bed, is a little bunny. "Goodnight room, goodnight moon." And to all the familiar things in the softly lit room -- to the picture of the three little bears sitting on chairs, to the clocks and his socks, to the mittens and the kittens, to everything one by one -- the little bunny says goodnight.

In this classic of children's literature, beloved by generations of readers and listeners, the quiet poetry of the words and the gentle, lulling illustrations combine to make a perfect book for the end of the day.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32929.Goodnight_Moon

 

A Fish Out of Water  by Mrs Seuss (Beginner Book) (1960s?) HC VGC $5

In this beloved a young boy hilariously learns the consequences of not following instructions when he feeds too much to his goldfish—causing it to grow as big as a whale! With delightfully retro illustrations by P.D. Eastman (Go, Dog. Go!),
the message of the book—that getting a pet is a big responsibility—is as true today as it was when the book was published in 1961. Perfect for beginning readers and read-alouds—and anyone getting a pet, especially a fish—it's ideal for birthdays, holidays, and happy occasions of all kinds!

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/A-FISH-OUT-OF-WATER-helen-palmer-p-d-eastman-HB-beginner-book-B-14/232166823433?hash=item360e389609:g:owcAAOSwtpZYR7U9

https://themultitaskinmom.com/fish-out-of-water-free-study/

 

Bear and Kite (Board Book) VGC $2

Illustrations and simple, rhyming text follow two bear cubs as they attempt to fly their kite, in a charming story that introduces youngsters to the concept of opposites.

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/BEAR-AND-KITE-By-Cliff-Wright/183114495202?epid=43448952&hash=item2aa27974e2:g:Wg4AAOSw3ZNaoEeI

 

Harry The Dirty Dog by Gene Zion SC GC/VGC  $5

https://www.bookdepository.com/Harry-The-Dirty-Dog-Gene-Zion-Margaret-Bloy-Graham/9780099978701?ref=grid-view&qid=1520460088999&sr=1-3

https://www.amazon.com/Harry-Dirty-Dog-Gene-Zion/dp/006443009X#reader_006443009X

http://www.freehomeschooldeals.com/free-harry-the-dirty-dog-lapbook/

 

OTHER LIVING BOOK

Childhood Boyhood Youth by Lev Tolstoi (Leo Tolstoy)

(Foreign Languages Publishing House Moscow) VGC for age! HC/DJ $15

"This trilogy of short novels, taken as a whole, recounts the young narrator's early life up to his university days, each episode told through the perceptions, points of view and emotions felt by the protagonist at the time. Based on Tolstoy's own life and experiences, this fictionalized account of a young man growing into the world combines anecdote with frank personal assessment and philosophical extrapolation, as the author's Stendhalian take on the confessional genre confronts and blurs the notions of reality and imagination.

Tolstoy's first published work, which launched him on a successful writing career, Childhood, Boyhood, Youth – besides offering an early display of his storytelling and stylistic abilities – provides the reader with invaluable insight into the personal and literary development of one of the greatest writers of all time."

good review:

https://www.amazon.com/Childhood-Boyhood-Youth-Leo-Tolstoy/dp/1420933558

same as:

https://www.abebooks.com/servlet/BookDetailsPL?bi=22588875847&searchurl=tn%3DChildhood%2BBoyhood%2BYouth%2B%26sortby%3D1%26an%3Dtolstoi&cm_sp=snippet-_-srp1-_-title20

 

NOTE: I HAVE LISTED A FEW NEW TITLES HERE:

PENDING

 

ILLALONG CHILDREN by A.B.(Banjo) Patterson (Lansdowne 1985) HC/DJ VGC $15

The story of  Banjo's childhood, written in his old age for his grandchildren.

beautifully illustrated throughout with watercolours by Robert Lovett

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/ILLALONG-CHILDREN-A-B-BANJO-PATERSON-The-story-of-Banjos-childhood-Lge-HC-DJ/182600400698?hash=item2a83d4ff3a:g:jckAAOSwi8VZQ5lv

recommended:

http://aussiehomeschool.com.au/topic/8905-australian-books-for-an-avid-reader/#comment-69361

http://aussiehomeschool.com.au/topic/10471-seasonal-nature-studies-for-aussies/#comment-81720

http://www.withoutahitch.com.au/caravan/homeschooling/

 

RIVER MURRAY MARY by Colin Thiele (large format edition with beautiful full-page illustrations by Robert Ingpen) no dj HC EC $15

CBCA commended ~ Recommended for Education Reformation's curriculum.

The exciting adventures of Mary's life on the Murray River in the 1920s are once again available for a whole new generation to enjoy. Experience her battles with snakes and floods and her love of life on the river.

published by Rigby Opal

Ambleside Online 4:

http://ohpeacefulday.blogspot.com.au/2011/10/ao4-booklist.html

homeschooler reviews:

http://aussiehomeschool.com.au/blog/australian-history-booklist-in-chronological-order/

https://www.homeschoolingdownunder.com/river-murray-mary-a-murray-river-living-book/

 

Jinki: Dingo of The Snows by Elyne Mitchell (1st edition Hutchinson 1970) no dj HC VGC  $12 (rare)

Illustrated

Story for young adults about an Aboriginal boy and a dingo pup. By the author of the popular Silver Brumby books.

about authoress:

https://www.smh.com.au/articles/2002/04/02/1017206201520.html

 

Ion Idriess titles

Classic true tales of Australia for youth and adults

 

Lassetter’s Last Ride by Ion Idriess (12th edition 1933) old HC GC $8

 

Lightning Ridge: The Land of Black Opals by Ion Idriess (A&R 1947) no dj HC VGC for age $10

Photos throughout

# 8 - Billabong’s Daughter (1950s) VGC $15

cover…mine much better:

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Mary-Grant-Bruce-Billabongs-Daughter-Vintage-Hard-Back-w-Dust-Cover-Book/202250816656?hash=item2f17168c90:g:77gAAOSwdYRankJd

 

# 10 – Bill of Billabong (1957) VGC $15

cover…mine better:

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Bill-of-Billabong-Book-Mary-Grant-Bruce-1967-ID-55199/132368124970?hash=item1ed1c14c2a:g:aisAAOSwogpaU9W7

 

#15 – Billabong Riders (1952)  VGC $15

cover:

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/BILLABONG-RIDERS-Bruce-Mary-Grant-1952-Ward-Lock-Good/142759418502?hash=item213d1fda86:g:fSMAAOSwVNxaDSay

 

 

Noni The Pony goes to the beach by Alison Lester HC as NEW $4

CBCA Honour Book

Noni the Pony is friendly and funny. She loves going down to the beach when it's sunny. With her two very best friends Dave Dog and Coco the Cat, and the cows from next door, it's going to be a wonderful day.

Alison Lester's books are favourites with children and adults around the world. Magic Beach, Imagine, My Farm and Are we there yet? are Australian classics.

https://www.bookdepository.com/Noni-the-Pony-Goes-the-Beach-Alison-Lester/9781481446259?ref=grid-view&qid=1519460165539&sr=1-6

 

Fox and Fine Feathers by Narelle Oliver  large SC EC $6

CBCA award-winner by author of Best Beak in Boonaroo Bay

Gorgeous woodcut illustrations

https://mothernatured.com/gift-ideas/book-review-fox-and-fine-feathers/

homeschooler recommendation of author;

https://beyondbluestockings.wordpress.com/category/books/picture-books/

oop?

https://www.bookdepository.com/Fox-Fine-Feathers-Narelle-Oliver/9781862918078

 

Australian Golden Project Books

This series is well worth collecting. Each page has an excellent b&w drawing which could be photocopied and coloured in, plus a space to stick the (intact) relevant stamp which is in colour.

 

titles are…

More Australian Explorers EC $5

same contents:

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Australian-Golden-Project-Book-More-Australian-Explorers-Sticker-Book-NEW-1970/201752430785?hash=item2ef961c8c1:g:ZwoAAOSw241YVSVJ

 

The Goldrush Era EC $5

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/AUSTRALIAN-GOLDEN-PROJECT-BOOK-THE-GOLDRUSH-ERA-FULL-COLOUR-STAMPS/173285709355?hash=item2858a2162b:g:aSIAAOSwSB1at3t2

 

LIVING NATURE STUDY BOOK

 

The Wonders of Insects: Chapters in the Psychology of Insects by Jean H. Fabre  (1st edition, 7th impression 1922) HC VGC for age $10

Written by the author of the very popular (CM) "The Story Book of Science"  but for older readers.

"Jean-Henri Casimir Fabre (1823-1915) was a French entomologist and author known for the lively style of his popular books on the lives of insects."

Has several b&w plates.

discussion of author by a homeschooling mother:

https://evavarga.net/jean-henri-fabre/

see chapters:

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/THE-WONDERS-OF-INSTINCT-CHAPTERS-IN-THE-PSYCHOLOGY-OF-INSECTS-by-J-H-Fabre/311669885083?hash=item4890f9089b:g:w1YAAOSwq39ZuKJR

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