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Hello everyone,

I have included a few newly advertised  books in this post plus a drastically reduced list.

Thank you for looking, and thank you for your support!


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She Wished For Company by Margaret Irwin pb gc 50c…The story moves between the 1920s and the 1770s, following two heroines: 20th century Jan Challard, a London girl, and 18th century Juliana Clare, the youngest daughter of an aristocratic Berkshire family. Jan is independent and spirited, but leads a humdrum life, working in an office, and walks out with a very suitable young man. Juliana, at 17 years of age, is getting the upbringing of a young lady in the enormous family mansion, Chidleigh, and her life is devoid of excitement and event.The two heroines can see one another from time to time, momentarily, through some rent in the fabric of time, but never manage to meet and interact. Their lives converge as Juliana's world is turned upside down; her father dies and her notoriously wicked and mysterious brother, Lucian Clare, returns to take his position as head of the family. Lucian recognises power in Juliana, and uses this to reach out to Jan through the ages. Ages 14+

The Wind On The Moon by Eric Linklater pb gc $1…In the English village of Midmeddlecum, Major Palfrey asks his two daughters to behave themselves while he is off at war. Sighs Dinah, "I think that we are quite likely to be bad, however hard we try not to be," and her sister Dorinda adds helpfully, "Very often, when we think we are behaving well, some grown-up person says we are really quite bad. It's difficult to tell which is which." Sure enough, the mischievous sisters soon convince a judge that minds must be changed as often as socks, stage an escape from the local zoo (thanks to a witch's potion which turns them into kangaroos), and—in the company of a golden puma and silver falcon—set off to rescue their father from the tyrant of Bombardy. A tale of hilarity and great adventure, The Wind on the Moon is also a work of high seriousness; after all, "life without freedom," as the valiant puma makes clear, "is a poor, poor thing. Great read aloud for all the family or independent reading for ages 12+

The Secret World of Polly Flint by Helen Cresswell pb ec $2….Where can a small child find comfort when she is forced to live with an over-efficient, unimaginative aunt, not knowing when her injured father and anxious mother will return? Polly has a leaning towards seeing things, an affinity for dreams and fantasy, and discovers a strange family and even stranger world to console her. In a park near Aunt Em's there is a lake and a wood, a world that Polly can easily turn into a magic land in her mind. This time imagination becomes 'reality'. She becomes involved with the time gypsies, and her own misery is forgotten as she endeavours to help them back to their own time. This is a superb story, highly praised by all the children who have read it. Helen Creswell has created a world where the reader can worry, fuss and plot with Polly. It is not an intangible, fairy world, for Polly's problems are real, substantial, partly familiar: a cross and ragged granny. a baby with nowhere to sleep, a homeless dog and a mysterious man from whom all children must keep well away. When the time gypsies are safely home Polly's father comes home too. Polly is secure again, 'secure in her dreams'. A deeply involving, satisfying book. Ages 12+ (great read aloud!)

The Neverending Story by Michael Ends pb gc $3…

Binkie of IIIB by Evelyn Smith wdj gc 50c…Surely one of the most delightful junior-schoolgirl stories ever written! The state of things in Form IIIB at St. Helen's gives scope for those qualities of courage, tact and unselfishness which make Binkie such a loveable little soul. Completely natural, she is always cheerful, and possessed by a flame of wonderful esprit de corps, and her example rouses the Form to all-round keenness. Of course there are some troubles, and Binkie has her share, but thanks to her, friendships are strengthened and heartburning allayed. Nobody who reads about Binkie will ever forget her. Ages 8+

The Stone Angel by Pamela Rogers pb gc $1....We must make plans. A list, announces to her devoted shadow Rab after the stone angel in the churchyard tells her to go out and be a saint. Actually the angel has said only ""go"" !!!! Susan’s efforts to become a saint after receiving a message from a stone angel on a tombstone are aided by her loyal East Indian friend, Rab. Susan does become a little kinder to Rab and a surprise change of heart for a very dear family member….you will need to read the book to find out! Ages 8+

The Stranded Duck by George Finkel hb wdj ec $2….Australian author captures excitement and adventure as he takes you on a story of Jim and friends…….Jim and his friends discover an old boat half-submerged in the creek. Their plans to refloat the Stranded Duck lead to hard work and adventure.

A Cat Called Penguin by Holly Webb pb *AS NEW* $3…..Alfie has always loved playing in the overgrown garden next door. It is here he plays with Penguin, an enormous black-and-white cat, a stray who Alfie has claimed as his own. But when his next door neighbour's granddaughter, Grace, comes to live with her, she decides Penguin belongs to her! Alfie knows he can't force Penguin to be with him, but he wishes the cat didn't want to spend time with Grace either. What neither of them realises is that while they thought Penguin was with the other one, he has actually disappeared… Ages 7+ (Holly Webb is a gentle and delightful author of books for young children!)

Cat Magic by Holly Webb pb *AS NEW* $2….Although initially unhappy about having to spend the summer with her uncle while her mother was away at work, Lottie Grace gets the surprise of her life when she discovers that the animals at his pet store can speak and are more than eager to talk to her!  Delightful and very exciting Ages 7+(Holly Webb is a gentle and delightful author of books for young children!)

Somersaults & Dreams : Making The Grade by Cate Shearwater pb *AS NEW* $2…Ellie has a dream . . . to become a world-class gymnast. When she’s offered a place at the prestigious London Gymnastics Academy, it looks like she has a chance to make that dream come true. But there are many obstacles to overcome, new friends to make, and rivalries to face! Will she make it, against all the odds? Making the Grade is the first book in the Somersaults and Dreams series, a rollercoaster ride full of friendship, rivalries, setbacks and triumphs, with echoes of classic stories like Ballet Shoes. Ages 8+

Somersaults & Dreams : Rising Star by Cate Shearwater  pb *AS NEW*$2…The British Champs are looming and Ellie is desperate to qualify. But with her two best friends growing distant and a bright new star joining her squad, she is finding it hard to stand out. Will hard work be enough, or will Ellie find something more to make her performance shine?Tumble into a world of friendships, rivalries and bright lights in this must-read new series - perfect for girls of 8+

Somersaults & Dreams : Going For Gold by Cate Shearwater pb *AS NEW* $2…Ellie has reached the national gymnastics squad training camp. Now it feels like she is just a somersault away from her dream of competing in the Euros! But with training harder than ever, rivalries even fiercer and a new coach who seems determined to make sure she fails, Ellie feels as though she has to do whatever it takes . . . including hiding a potentially-career ruining injury. How far is Ellie really willing to go for gold? Ages 8+

The Gymnastics Almanac : A Complete Guide to Famous Gymnasts; Competitions; Equipment; Coaches & Gym; and much more!  By Luan Peszek hb ec $1.50….”The Gymnastics Almanac" is a well-written and informative guide to the sport of gymnastics. The book includes a lot of information that all gymnastics fans will find entertaining. The book includes a history of gymnastics, safety tips, famous gymnasts, all the gymnastics events, information about scoring, and much, much more. The book has many pictures and sidebars to explain each picture. This is a wonderful book about gymnastics, and I think all gymnasts will find it very interesting. An excellent resource. Ages 10+

The Flint Heart by Katherine Paterson & John Paterson pb *AS NEW* $2….An ambitious Stone Age man demands a talisman that will harden his heart, allowing him to take control of his tribe. Years later, the talisman reemerges to corrupt a kindly farmer, an innocent fairy creature, and a familial badger. Can Charles and his sister Unity, who have consulted with fairies such as the mysterious Zagabog, wisest creature in the universe, find a way to rescue humans, fairies, and animals alike from the dark influence of the Flint Heart? This humorous, hearty, utterly delightful fairy tale is the sort for an entire family to savour together or an adventurous youngster to devour.This is a wonderful children's classic re-told and abridged in a way that will make it relevant to any young reader. 9+

Druscilla by Clarice England hb wij ec $1…Druscilla is the delightful story of a 8-year-old girl living in a village in Taranaki during the 1800s & 1890s. The village held many qualities of an English way of life along with other exciting and novel additions. The ladies met for tea, nurse mothered the youngest in a big family, church and school were the centre of most activities. Yet the exotic forest and the Maoris were close to hand. But chiefly, this book is the story of Druscilla herself, spirited, sensitive and eloquent; a fascinating observer of the grown-up world flowing around her. Ages 8+

The Sword of Herobrine (an unofficial Minecraft-Fan Adventure) by Jim Ants pb ec $2….Arthur's sister Mallu is obsessed with Minecraft. Arthur, by comparison, isn't a fan, but when a mysterious code sucks his sister into the Overworld, he has no choice but to follow her. Arthur and Mallu must battle creepers, Endermen and zombies if they're ever going to make it home.  As they fight to survive, it becomes clear that their only hope is tied to an ancient legend.Set in the world of the game Minecraft, this unofficial fan story has all the thrills and spills of an accessible adventure story, and will thrill fans of the popular game. Ages 10+

The Journal of Milo Thatch assembles, persevered, and annotated by Preston B. Whitmore pb ec 50c….The pages of Milo's Journal are filled with notes, drawings, Atlantean passages, and translations compiled by the film's protagonist, Milo Thatch. Now, Atlantis fans everywhere can live the life of a true adventurer and experience the search for and discovery of the lost empire with Milo. Readers will find hours of fun and adventure deciphering pages of Atlantean script, reviewing Milo's translations and perusing the notes. They'll also have the opportunity to make some discoveries of their own. The journal is for fans from 8-88 who wish to extend the fantasy of Disney's riveting adventure. 

Tashi and the Phoenix by Anna & Barbara Fienberg pb ec $1….Uncle Tiki Pu has put Tashi's family at risk by boasting to the Warlord that he has captured the most dazzling creature in the world. Now the Warlord wants to see it, or else. And Princess Sarashina has sent a letter to Tashi because her sister must marry the cruel and sneaky Khan. Can Tashi make the Emperor see what Khan is planning? It takes more than courage to deal with Warlords and Emperors, but Tashi always has a clever idea and something useful in his pocket. Ages 8+

Magic Tree House #2 : The Knight at Dawn by Mary Pope Osborne pb ec $1….Eight-year-old Jack and his little sister, Annie, are playing in the woods during their summer holiday, when they find a mysterious tree house full of books. But these are no ordinary books . . . And this is no ordinary tree house . . .Jack and Annie find themselves on another adventure - this time they're in medieval England. It's exactly the same as the story book - there's a castle and a banquet and knights on horseback. But when they find themselves locked in a dungeon, Jack starts to wonder if they'll ever get home again . . .Magic Tree House, The Knight at Dawn is a fantasy book. It is targeted for primary as well as intermediate aged children. The book is book #2 of the Magic Tree House series written by Mary Pope Osborne. The whole idea of the Magic Tree House books are that two siblings, Jack and Annie, had a tree house that made them travel in time. This particular part of the series is about a time where they picked up a book about a knight and wished they were in that time period. Ages 7+

Elizabeth Gaskell by Patsy Stoneman pb ec $2……

Johnny Appleseed: A Tall Tale Retold and Illustrated by Steven Kellogg hb wdj (picture book) *AS NEW* $7…John Chapman, better known as Johnny Appleseed, was a historical figure whose wilderness adventures became larger-than-life legends.Born in Massachusetts during the Revolutionary War, John headed west as soon as he was able. Along the way, he cleared land and planted orchards so he could supply apples to the settlers he knew would follow. When the settlers did arrive, John befriended them, often giving away his trees. Soon he became known as Johnny Appleseed.Legends about him spread quickly: It was said that he slept in a tree-top hammock, that he had a pet wolf, that he played with a bear family. Everyone seemed to know a story about Johnny Appleseed. And even today people claim to have seen him. Ages 7+

Frog and Toad are Friends by Arnold Lobel pb ec PENDING

Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery hb gc $1…As soon as Anne Shirley arrives at the snug white farmhouse called Green Gables, she is sure she wants to stay forever . . . but will the Cuthberts send her back to to the orphanage? Anne knows she's not what they expected—a skinny girl with fiery red hair and a temper to match. If only she can convince them to let her stay, she'll try very hard not to keep rushing headlong into scrapes and blurting out the first thing that comes to her mind. Anne is not like anyone else, the Cuthberts agree; she is special—a girl with an enormous imagination. This orphan girl dreams of the day when she can call herself Anne of Green Gables. 

Our Australian Girl Series 1918 The Alice Stories 4 Books in 1 Volume by Davina Bell hb with magnetic clasp *NEW* great gift idea, $10……It's 1918 and Alice's deepest wish is to be a professional ballerina. But as World War One tears her family apart, a battle is being fought in her heart. Can Alice keep everyone together and still make her dreams of dancing come true? Journey with Alice across all four exciting stories about a gifted girl in a time of war. Loyal, creative and passionate, Alice is an enchanting Australian Girl. Ages 10+

The Little Captain by Paul Biegel pb gc $1

Mary MacKillop : A Resource Book by Sr. Therese Swiggs, Sr. Jane Kowaslczuk pb (slightly marked others in great bond.) 50c………

The Royal Diaries : Mary Queen of Scots -Queen Without a Country France, 1553 by Kathryn Lasky hb gc$2…

The Growing Summer by Noel Streatfeild hb wdj ec $3

Oliver Postgate’s Becket : An Illumination of The Life and Death of Thomas Becket hb wdj ec $4

Adventures In The Catacombs of Rome by Irene Stellingwerff pb *AS NEW* $4……

Great Stories from British History by Geraldine McCaughrean and Richard Brassey hb wdj *AS NEW* $20.. PENDING…..These are the stories of Britain s past that children in England, Scotland and Wales used to grow up on. Often discredited, in many cases virtually forgotten, they are nonetheless wonderful tales that will give present-day children a sense of the excitement of history. King Canute, Lady Godiva, Guy Fawkes, Bonnie Prince Charlie, Grace Darling and other famous names live again in these 100 tragic, comic, stirring tales of adventure, folly and wickedness. Spanning nearly three thousand years, and including stories as up-to-date as Live Aid and the Braer Oil Tanker disaster, each story includes a note on what really happened, and there is an index and a list of further reading. This is a unique book with a very wide appeal. It is not a history textbook, simply a collection of stories by a children's writer who has retold in her own inimitable way 100 stories that children will enjoy. Richard Brassey s brilliant illustrations on every page bring the characters to life with wit, humour and fascinating period detail. Ages 10+

Tiger Patrol by Showell Styles hb wdj gc $2…If You Like Open-air Adventuring With The Best Of Cheery Companions, This Is The Book For You.The first book in the Tiger Patrol Scout adventure series. Author of the Midshipman Quinn series this author knows how to grip young boys into an adventure!!! Ages 10+

Ellen & The Queen by Gillian Avery hb wdj ec $1….Because of her naughtiness, Ellen is denied the privilege of seeing Queen  Victoria with her class, but she determines to see her on her own anyway. This is an Antelope Reader. A great way to incorporate history, and reading excellence for grade 3++

David and Carol as Cooks by Joan Charnock hb wdj gc $1

Children Alone by Elizabeth Sprigge hb wdj (vintage Family story 1935-36) hb wdj gc $3

Blood & Guts by Linda Allison pb ec $3

Strangers In The Warren by Marjorie A. Sindall hb wdj gc $1…. Here is a photo of the book…https://www.biblio.com/book/strangers-warren-marjorie-sindall/d/1031949331….1950's 1960’s  delightful family story that will amuse and interest ages 7+

Holidays At The Warren by Marjorie A. Sindall hb wdj ec $1…1950s/60s children’s mystery story about the adventures of a group of children on holiday. Delightful -ages 7+

Bush Holiday by Stephen Fennimore pb gc $1

The Valley Between by Colin Thiele pb ec $3

Children of Fire Mountain by Graeme Farmer pb g-fc 50c

Country Scrap-Book for Boys and Girls by Malcolm Saville hb wdj and mylar cover $2….An anthology of material related to the countryside. (pub. 1944)…written for children to become aware of country side animals, flora and fauna in England how to take care of the countryside  a bonus within the story. Excellent if you are doing a geography of England - this could be a great resource to read aloud with your children. All ages.

Missing Mem by Errol Broome pb gc $4…Ellie and Tess and the Lost Letter by Margaret Adam pb gc. $1….A mouse adventure story for boys and girls aged 8 - 12 years. Scamper and Scurry…..”Now tell me what you're looking for." Magnus edged closer, till his coat brushed against Mem’s. "Do...do you think, somewhere, there are others like us?"Magnus and the mice have a cozy home in the stable loft. But Magnus's whiskers are prickling. Change is in the air, and it's hard work keeping the mice out of harm's way, especially bold little Mem. Mem is searching for a friend like herself, and one day, when no one is looking, she goes missing. Will the mice be able to find her and bring her back? The journey to the circus is long and full of danger, but Magnus learns not to lose sight of the precious things in life, especially when he finds that Mem has made friends with the most majestic, the most magnificent creature he's ever seen! Delightful story.

Windjammer Run (A Welkein Weasels Adventure) by Garry Kilworth pb g-fc $1

The Sea Flower by Ruth Moore hb wdj gc $1….. In The Sea Flower, Ruth Moore gives a fresh twist to a classic situation. Two youngsters, Marney and Liz (and Toughy, a cat to end all cats) are cast away on an almost deserted island off the coast of Maine in the United States, having been blown ashore in a luxury motor-boat "The Sea Flower". Neither Marney, a shy 16-year-old, nor Liz, aged 11 and a one-girl. The resultant story of the two youngsters and their stout friend is packed with excitement, colour, and humour. It has, too, all the vitality and depth that only an accomplished storyteller can bestow. The Sea Flower is a great book. One of Ruth Moore's finest. If you want to be transported completely to the small town life and stormy shores of Coastal Maine and the Eastern Seaboard in the early 20th century, you're right on track. Miss Moore had a great grip on what motivates people and she looked clear eyed at the ways of those around her. She gave her stories realism that still didn't lack sympathy. 10+

The Hopeful Journey by Madge S. Smith ec $1…This book is an adventure book for girls, at a time where having an adventure in a caravan is not only exciting but a time of learning new skills, character and fun! Ages 10+ here is a photo of this book:  https://www.stellabooks.com/books/madge-s-smith/the-hopeful-journey/1402772

Outcast of Redwall by Brian Jacques pb gc $2…Abandoned as an infant by his father, the evil warlord Swartt Sixclaw, Veil is raised by the kindhearted Bryony. Despite concerns from everyone at Redwall, Bryony is convinced that Veil’s goodness will prevail. But when he commits a crime that is unforgivable, he is banished from the abbey forever. Then Swartt and his hordes of searats and vermin attack Redwall, and Veil has to decide: Should he join Swartt in battle against the only creature who has ever loved him? Or should he turn his back on his true father? 8th book of the series. Ages 12+

Mariel of Redwall by Brian Jacques pb ec $2…Highly recommend it for young readers who are interested in fantasy literature. 4th book of the series. Ages 10+

The Lost Hole of Bingoola by Leila & Kilroy Harris hb wdj ec $2

The Lost World of Everest by Berkeley Gray hb wdj ec $1

The Log of The Ark by Kenneth Walker & Geoffrey Boumphrey hb wdj ec $7

Black Beauty by Anna Sewell hb wdh ec $1….Black Beauty spends his youth in a loving home, surrounded by friends and cared for by his owners. But when circumstances change, he learns that not all humans are so kind. Passed from hand to hand, Black Beauty witnesses love and cruelty, wealth and poverty, friendship and hardship . . . Will the handsome horse ever find a happy and lasting home? Carefully retold in clear contemporary language, and presented with delightful illustrations, these favourite classic stories capture the heart and imagination of young readers.The story is told in Black Beauty's own words. Beauty's friends are hard to forget, especially high-spirited Ginger. Anna Sewall's words are full of loving empathy for these beautiful animals. The story was set in 19th century England, at a time when almost everyone came into frequent contact with horses. Ages 13+

A Maid From Heaven by Kenneth Grenville hb wdj ec $1......https://www.ebay.ie/itm/A-Maid-from-Heaven-Book-Kenneth-Grenville-1966-ID-13390-/372010725808?hash=item569d9131b0 set in China…..

Bible Charades :The Historical Game Of Hysterical Fun! 2-4 Teams Ages 10 to Adult (by Faith Kids) $5…..

Flora’s Treasures by Ted Greenwood hb wdj ec $2…Flora was a little girl who lived in the early days of this century, who collected various treasures - photographs of her family, a silver snuff box, a pressed flower, a piece of chinese puzzle- each of which has  particular associations. The is a collection of stories woven around Flora’s treasures. They range from hilarious visits to the beach to the funeral of Flora’s beloved Uncle Sam. Yet even this sad occasion is shot with laughter when Violet’s hat blow’s away, and we see that life is never wholly black or white! In the course of the story we meet Flora’s family we share all their adventures, and even those who are older and play an important part of Flora’s childhood. This book is filled with sensitivity and humour, it is a thought provoking book which will ripple memories in young and old minds alike. Ages 8+

Pedro Visits The Country by Hilda Boden hb wdj ec $1….Pedrolives with his grandmother in a small flat in the town of Brumsby.He likes the busy town with its cinemas and fish-and-chip shops, and has not been looking forward  to his holiday on a farm. Pedro doesn’t know about cows and hens and getting up early in the morning and he doesn’t want to know. This story are the adventures, mishaps, and beautiful relationship Pedro makes with a farm puppy…..this delightful story is great for 7-10 year olds.

Changing The World by Anabel Williams -Ellis hb wdj ec $2

A Story of the Bering Sea Hunter : Eskimo Island by Phillip Viereck hb wdj ec

The Robber and Me by Josef Holub hb wdj *as new* $3

Baba and Mr. Big C.Everard Palmer hb wdj ec $2

The Road Through the Hills by Christine Pullen-Thompson hb ec $1

Come Back Peter by Joan Woodberry hb wdj ec $1

Duck Boy by Christobel Mattingley hb wdj gc $2….. Lonely Adam, too young to play with his older siblings, finds his own summer project by protecting the offspring of Lucy and the General, two ducks living in a nearby creek, he builds the ducks a shelter, guards it, and triumphantly learns to swim in their pool. Delightful story for ages 4-6.

Whispering in the Wind by Alan Marshall hb wdj ec $8..

Mystery on Minnamurra by Gordon Benjamin hb wdj gc $1

The Cats from Summer Island by Edith Unnerstad hb wdj gc $2

Dangerous Assignment by M. E. Patchett hb wdj ec $3….M E Patchett (Mary Osborne Elwyn Patchett) (1897 - 1972) is an Australian writer who wrote mainly science fiction novels. Patchett, an only child, grew up on a cattle station near Texas in Queensland, enabling her to portray Australian animals realistically in their natural habitat and set her stories authoritatively. After working for five years as a features journalist for the Sun group of newspapers, she left to work in England as a freelance writer in 1931, returning for holidays. Her first published book Ajax the Warrior (1953). This is one her novels for young adults and mixes the outdoors with a little sci fi. Beautifully written.

Through The Dolls House Door by Jane Gardam hb wdj gc $2….Winner of the Whitbread Award for Children's Fiction for her book, The Hollow Land, Jane Gardam writes a charming tale about some very special dolls. Mary and Claire are grown up now with children of their own, but someone needs to look through the doll house door and renew the life-giving love before one of the dolls fades away altogether. A fictional work with which children will a kinship.-The premise of Gardam's latest novel is one with which most readers are familiar that dolls come to life. Here, an eclectic group of dolls shared by English schoolgirls Mary and Claire tell their life histories while stuffed within the confines of the dolls' house. A toy soldier named ""The General'' recounts his early fighting years during the siege of Troy and his harrowing voyage with Odysseus through storm-tossed waters. Bossy, a wooden doll with an egg-shaped head, spins a tale about the Dutch woodcarver who fashioned her. Meanwhile Mary and Claire have grown and begun families of their own and the long-abandoned dolls are rediscovered and brought forth to begin other adventures. It's a clever bit of characterisation, told with humor and imaginative zeal. Ages 10-up.

Who Really Killed Cock Robin : An Ecological Mystery by Jean Craighead George hb wdj ec $4

Wordly Wise Book 3 (Grade 6) by Kenneth Hodkinson pb gc $6….

Wordly Wise Book 2 (grade 5) Leftover pages..FREE

Wordly Wise Book 4 (grade 7) by Kenneth Hodkinson pb gc $6….

Wordly Wise B by Kenneth Hodkinson pb some marking FREE

Wordly Wise C by Kenneth Hodkinson pb 6 pages marked only $1….

Spelling for Young Catholics 8 by Seton Press pb fc 50c….

Giant Science Resource Book (Grades 1-6) 296 Reproducibles includes: Environmental Science; LifeScience; Earth Science; Space Science; and Physical Science (only 4 pages marked otherwise 300+ unmarked!!) pb gc $6

Painting Figures and Animals With Confidence by Margaret Evans (NO NUDES)  hb wdj ec $6…. There's nothing like the image of personality-filled animals or people to enliven a painting -- and if drawing them seems daunting, here's the book for you. With these gently graduated techniques that start by turning simple stick figures into fleshed-out humans and build logically to close-up portraits, even inexperienced artists will confidently add figures to a background, portray people interacting, suggest movement and gesture, and capture the expressiveness of a face.Excellent book for giving guidance on how to determine where to put people and animals in a composition, and how to be sure their size in correct in relation to distance, perspective and other objects in the painting or drawing. Also, lots of other good info in this book on improving your paintings of people and animals.

LEM Phonics CD: 75 Phonograms :PENDING includes TR1- intro; TR2 Single Phonograms; TR3 Multiple phonograms; TR4 successive Seventeen Phonograms; Plus LEM Phonics Kit instructions TR5 Starter Kit; TR 6 K Kit; TR7 Complete Kit :A compact disc, produced by LEM, which gives the correct pronunciations of the 75 phonograms.gc $3….

Fairy Crafts by Deborah Brearley pb ec $3…Deborah Brearley's work and books have inspired a generation of quilters. Here she turns her skill and imagination to the magic world of fairyland, providing a delightful range of pretty, decorative and useful projects on the popular fairyland theme. Over thirty projects include glittering framed pictures, cushions, mirrors and decorative boxes. Patterns included. With references, an index, a list of suppliers and incidental information about fairies.

The History of Printed Scraps by Alistair Allen & Joan Hoverstadt pb ec $6….Small paper images, lithographically printed and often embossed are colloquially known as 'scraps' both in the UK and the USA. In Germany they are known as 'oblatten', in Scandinavia as 'glansbillender' and in France as 'noveauts' or 'Chromos'. This book deals with the as yet unwritten history of this medium from the early 1800s to the late Edwardian period. Fortunately, the authors have been able to draw on some of the finest Victorian and Edwardian scraps in existence; sometimes in the form of wonderful scrap albums and often as rare uncut sheets. The scraps illustrated reveal a vast spectrum of subject matter ranging from outrageously romantic imagery, often used in Victorian valentines, to wildlife, military subjects, architecture, scenes from Chaucer, Dickens etc. The richness of colour has been reproduced as far as possible and gives the reader a feeling for the beauty of a Victorian scrap book. As well as being a visual feast, the book is an exhaustively researched reference work and over thirty pages list virtually all the known scrap printers and manufacturers. 176 pages. Some 150 illustrations including 108 in full colour.  https://www.amazon.com/History-Printed-Scraps-Alistair-Allen/dp/0904568253

CHC Behold and See 6 : A Catholic and Hands-on Approach to Science by Rosemary C. Johnson  Reading Manual pb *AS NEW* $15….…..“Did you know that you can lift an elephant with one hand if you use enough moveable pulleys? Did you know that there are plants that look like pebbles and insects that look like dead leaves? Did you know that the gold in your parents’ wedding rings was forged inside an explosion 700 septillion (700,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000) times more powerful than the most powerful nuclear weapon? You will, once you have completed Units 1, 2, and 3 of Behold and See 6!” Firmly grounded in the belief that faith and reason are inseparable, the Behold and See science series has been written to teach up-to-date scientific knowledge within the context of our Catholic faith. Behold and See 6 provides students with an in-depth, conceptual understanding of physical science, ecology, and astronomy while communicating the richness and order of God’s creation and reflecting on the proper use of scientific knowledge for the glory of God.  Behold and See 6 features an engaging, conversational style; a lavishly-illustrated, full-colour interior; and hands-on experiments that actually work. Straight-forward explanations help students to master concepts as simply and easily as possible, while the hands-on approach allows students to actually do science instead of just reading about it. Behold and See 6 succeeds in teaching conceptually advanced material in a way that grabs students' interest. Behold and See 6 focuses on physical science, ecology, and astronomy: Physical science, chemistry and physics; in Unit 1, students study and experiment with matter and energy, electricity and magnetism, levers and pulleys, and similar topics. In Unit 2, students tour the biomes of the world, meeting creatures as amusing as the shovel-snouted lizard and as sinister as the strangler fig. Along the way, students learn about interdependence, food chains, climates, and the remarkable “equipment” God has given His creatures to help them survive. In the third and final unit, students discover the wonders of astronomy, using the skills learned in Units 1 and 2 to explore the night sky, solar system, galaxies, and the universe. Behold and See 6 is the ultimate in ease-of-use for homeschooling families. To encourage independent learning, the text is addressed directly to the student; little or no teacher prep is required. Budget-friendly experiments use materials readily available to the homeschooling family; there is no need to purchase an expensive teacher’s manual because the answer key is included in the back of the workbook.

CHC Behold and See 6 : A Catholic and Hands-on Approach to Science by Rosemary C. Johnson Students Workbook (only 1 page marked) otherwise ec $10….The accompanying Student Workbook provides student-friendly exercises, research assignments, Science Notebook assignments, experiments, star-gazing activities, extension activities, weblinks, and a complete answer key. 158 pgs. 

The Getting of Wisdom by Henry Handel Richardson hb gc $3….The Getting of Wisdom was first published in 1910..Laura is a feisty little girl, eldest daughter of a widowed mother who sews and embroiders to keep the family together and to send Laura to boarding school in Melbourne in the late 19th century. The style and language may well appeal to lovers of Jane Austen and similar literature. (student edition) Ages 10+

Holly Hobbie’s Fun with Numbers by Tempo Books pb gc $1….Here’s Holly Hobbie and all her friends with hours of fun Add or subtract them, the answer remains Holly thinks that you’re number one!! Get ready for hours of fun with Holly Hobbie….and the fascinating world of numbers! Holly Hobbie brings a new dimension to puzzle books….puzzles with numbers instead of words. Solutions are in the back of the book. Ages 7+

Rosa di Tannenberg by C. Schmid hb wdj gc $3….(written in Italian) this is novel of The Tannenberg Memorial was a monument to the German soldiers of the Battle of Tannenberg (1914), the First Battle of the Masurian Lakes and the medieval Battle of Tannenberg. Is a great way to practice Italian as well as learn more pbpput this event in history. Ages 12+

Scrabble Fridge Magnets - For Word Play on your Fridge! Over 100 magnetic tiles featuring the full Scrabble letter distribution plus triple word, letter and double word score tiles. Spruce up your fridge with a set of super SCRABBLE fridge magnets. 


Matilda Bone by Karen Cushman pb gc $5….Matilda has lived a sheltered life since she was orphaned and left to the care of a priest. When the priest must move on to London he sets Matilda up with Peg the Bonesetter. Here ,at the age of 14, she learns what life with peoples like as to a religious life with priests and saints,. She sees that life can be messy, but also that caring for others and actually making friends is important. This historical fiction novel was set at a time when medicine was just at its infancy and treatments were not always safe. Wonderful story about a girl's journey to find her place in the world of medieval England! 

A Lively Oracle : A Centennial Celebration Of P.L. Travers Creator of Mary Poppins edited by Ellen Dooling Draper and Jenny Koralek pb *AS NEW $8….Everyone knows Mary Poppins―at least her Disneyland version―but how many know her creator was a brilliant, mysterious woman with many other fascinating accomplishments?  If you loved Mary Poppins and were also intrigued by the movie “Saving Mr. Banks,” I think you will love this book.The essays are beautifully written and the book also contains some wonderful correspondence between Julie Andrews and Pamela Travers. After learning more about Travers, it's no wonder that that you may be so captivated by her character of Mary Poppins! She was a child of the Australian outback, actress, author, seeker, lover of myth, and mystic. You will be so glad to know her a little more through this book. High school through adult.

Praying the Liturgy of The Hours : A Personal Journal by Fr. Timothy M. Gallagher, O.M.V. pb ec $7….Father Timothy Gallagher, loved for his popular guides to Ignatian spirituality, shares in this informative, inspiring volume his own experiences and insights into the daily prayer of the Liturgy of the Hours, which he has prayed daily for the last 40 years. All around the world, everyday, for hundreds of years, Catholics pray the psalms, and readings from the bible and from tradition, in a formal way called the Liturgy of the Hours. And like in any meditative practice there are blissful days and others that are just a dry challenge. What does it all mean? Can the Liturgy of the Hours, with its hymns, psalms, readings, and intercessions, become the prayer of every Christian—priest, religious, and layperson? Can it bring new energy into our spiritual lives? Fr. Tim shares his experiences praying the Liturgy of the Hours for the last four decades and invites the reader into the beauty and possibilities of this simple way of praying. Excellent, well written and very helpful book. He gives several ways to increase your understanding and appreciation of this prayer. I

Shakespearean Tragedies (Illustrated by Photographs 1929) includes Hamlet; Macbeth; Othello; and Romeo & Juliet leather bound  gc $8…PENDING.

Felicity Dances : A Children’s Tale about the Ballet by Arnold L. Haskell (pub. In 1957) hb gc $8…. The author states in the Preface that " Felicity Dances is a "true story." Every day little girls in London, New York, or Sydney see a ballet performance and suddenly decide they would like to become dancers-and they do, often to find success like Felicity Ann and Ruth Ellen in this book. They meet the sort of people these girls do, and have similar experiences. There is no need of any magic lamp or even a fairy godmother, but of natural aptitude and a great deal of very hard work.

Penny and the Kingdom by the Lake by Winifred Dwyer hb gc $3….A charming story which children will love, and grown ups should ponder. For it has a spiritual lesson for all of us. It is a delightful book giving a sound teaching through the gnomes and fairies. The author hopes many people read it themselves and their children! 

The Fisher Boy by Lavinia Derwent hb ec $4….https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/The-Fisher-Boy-by-Lavinia-Derwent-Wren-Books-Vintage-Childrens-Fiction-/311415820148…. Lavinia Derwent's fabulous stories of Magnus Macduff and his life on Sula in the Hebrides make the Scottish islands come alive for both children and adults alike.

Windmill Hill by Wyn Brocklebank hb wdj gc $7…

The Sandman and the Turtles by Michael Morpurgo hb wdj ec $7….Mike can't wait for his summer holiday with his grandad. He enjoys listening to his grandad's stories, although he thinks Polly is silly for saying they are true. But this summer Dadci's stories really do come alive, and Mike has his best summer ever.A lovely, old fashioned and heart warming story. Classic Morpurgo

Up The Frozen River by Robin Moore hb wdj $7… Tells the story of Maggie Callahan's struggle to survive in the American wilderness during the turbulent years of the American Revolution. In this tale, Maggie battles cruel winter winds and icy temperatures as she and the old mountain man, Jake Logan, search through the ruins of the abandoned Seneca Indian village where she was held captive, hoping to pick up the trail of the Ragpicker, the old witchy-woman who stole away Maggie's little boy, “Hoot Owl.

River Rats Inc. by Jean Craighead George pb gc $3

The Forbidden Garden by Rita Coatts hb wdj  (vintage book 1948) $10….A mystery story which holds the reader’s attention throughout. Madge Carlton, the daughter of two stars of the cinema, is plunged into a backwater of English life, and finds on the estate of her severe guardian aunt a walled garden she is not allowed to enter. Other children come to live on the adjoining property; and at once begins a series of adventures which prove to Madge that truth can be as thrilling as the film screen. 

Return To Hawk’s Hill by Allan W. Eckert hb wdj ec $6…..Running away from a vicious trapper, seven-year-old Ben MacDonald is separated from his family and eventually ends up on the shores of Lake Winnipeg, where he is taken in by a tribe of Metis Indians. This is the sequel to "Incident at Hawk's Hill, " a Newbery Honour book…The writing is beautiful and the relationships between the characters are strong. 

The Rose and The Ring by W.M. Thackeray hb wdj gc $6…

Just David by Eleanor H. Porter (author of Pollyanna) hb (Vintage Book with etched cover published 1916) ec $20…this is review by Sally Clarkson -  "Just David struck a resonant chord in our family for several reasons. First, David’s life affirms the biblical principle expressed in the proverb, “He who walks with the wise grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm”. David walked with his father and became wise. Also, his story reminds us of the importance of creating the right “appetite” early in our children’s lives. David’s love of music, nature and beauty were intentionally cultivated in him by his father. Finally, there is a refreshing balance in David’s life and character that provides a literary model to emulate, especially for the more artistically-inclined boy often overlooked in literature. David is artistic, yet he knows when to be realistic. He is slight of stature, yet able to handily defend himself when necessary. He is trained and mannerly, yet he is also manly. He is sensitive, yet sensible. Whatever limitations he discovers, he meets them with strength of character. This is truly one of those books that everyone in your family will like, and will likely want to hear or read more than once.  It has even inspired us to have Just David days for our children when we focus on the beautiful and lovely things God has given us to enjoy. Just David is just great."



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