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Exploring God’s World 3 by Abeka Science Students Book pb gc $7….

My Australian Art : Inspired by the Art Gallery of NSW by Jo M Hein and Victoria Collings hb *NEW* $4 These Interactive books contain engaging and fun activities for children aged 5-10 years involving looking, making and learning at, in the classroom and at home. This book will engage and inspire children to look at art(in the book) understand more about artists and their work, and then make discoveries for themselves by painting the pieces included in the book. 

The Boy Who Changed the World by Andy Andrews hb wdj *NEW* (picture book) $8The Kid Who Changed the World tells the story of Norman Borlaug, who would one day grow up and use his knowledge of agriculture to save the lives of two billion people. Two billion! Norman changed the world! Or was it Vice President Henry Wallace who changed the world? Or maybe it was George Washington Carver? But what about Susan Carver?This engaging story reveals the incredible truth that everything we do matters! Based on his book The Butterfly Effect, Andy's timeless tale shows children that even the smallest of our actions can make a difference in someone's life. In turn, that person makes a difference in someone else's life, and the blessing is passed from person to person. Through each character's story, readers will see that they, too, can be the kid who changes the world. Andy Andrews tells the wonderful true story of how one person's positive action and influence on another can result in a chain of events with beneficial global outcome. You will be left with much to think about and discuss with your children after reading this book to them. Great for all ages, but excellent for older children….Guides, activities etc….here: https://www.andyandrews.com/curriculum-guides

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Lord of the World by Robert Hugh Benson pb *as new* $7Robert Hugh Benson (1871-1914) was the youngest son of Edward White Benson, Archbishop of Canterbury, and younger brother of Edward Frederic Benson. In 1895, he was ordained a priest in the Church of England by his father who was then Archbishop of Canterbury. After many years of questioning and soul-searching he was received into the Roman Catholic Church in 1903. He was ordained a Catholic priest in 1904 and named a Monsignor in 1911. This book, written in 1907, is Benson's dystopic vision of a near future world in which religion has, by and large, been rejected or simply fallen by the wayside. The Catholic Church has retreated to Italy and Ireland, while the majority of the rest of the world is either Humanistic or Pantheistic. There is a 'one world' government, and euthanasia is widely available. The plot follows the tale of a priest, Percy Franklin, who becomes Pope Sylvester III, and a mysterious man named Julian Felsenburgh, who is identical in looks to the priest and who becomes "Lord of the World".  Where Lord of the World stands up to the test of time is in its presentation of ideas. Written in 1907, it accurately predicts a future world which includes legalised euthanasia, one-party states, and weapons of mass destruction. Also prophetically, affluence has led to apathy, atheism and a loss of faith by many Catholics. Set in England with occasional forays to Rome and Jerusalem, Monsignor Benson focuses his attention on Catholic Christians, without looking closely at other Christian denominations. No doubt this was necessary for flow but it also allowed Benson to illustrate the variety of responses among Catholics, who could be seen as representative of all professed believers in Jesus Christ. There were those tried by adversity who immediately fell away; those who like the seed among the rocks and thorns died from lack of root; and finally those who persisted, growing stronger as a result of struggle. The point being, the Grace of God and response to that Grace determine whether or not a soul remain committed. Theological training and denominational affiliation were not at issue. There were a number of apostate priests. Excellent for high school religion and socratic discussions.

 My Story Adelaide Hills 1915: Our Enemy, My Friend the Diary of Emma Shelldrake by Jenny Blackman pb *as new* OOP $6…the Diary of Emma Shelldrake, Adelaide Hills, 1915. It is 1915 and Australia is involved in the Great War. Young Australian men are dying in the trenches of Europe. To soldiers fighting in France and Gallipoli, the village of Wirreebilla in the Adelaide Hills seems peaceful and far away. But is it really so peaceful? German settlers are being treated increasingly as aliens by Wirreebilla locals and old friends become the new enemy. When Emma Shelldrake experiences this hatred first-hand, she begins to understand how difficult wartime can be for everyone. This entire series is a wonderful way to learn history or teach it to adolescents.  You find today's generations seem to recall more when they learn through other people.. so what better way to teach history than through someone else's perspective? Ages 9-12

My Story The Rocks, Sydney 1900,  Plagues and Federation The Diary of Kitty Barnes by Vashti Farrer pb *as new*$6The year 1900 was a momentous one for Kitty Barnes. Bubonic plague, the Black Death, was killing large numbers of people; the country was on the verge of becoming a federation; Kitty's brother was in Africa fighting in the Boer War. Ages 10 and over.

Animals We Know hb vintage book ec $4.is a book about known and some unknown animals that children will like to learn about, book includes wonderful colour plates and chapters are short enough making them excellent for narrations and a complete study of animals….you could actually do a mini-study just by using this book. Excellent for ages 6-10

Emil and the Three Twins by Erich Kastner pb ec $4.In this story Emil and his friends "The Detectives" meet a team of acrobats, The Three Byrons, and discover by accident that the father is planning to desert one of them. So of course they come to the rescue, but not before they've been cast away on a desert island and had lots of other hair-raising adventures. 'Password Emil!' Emil and the detectives are on holiday by the seaside when they meet the three Byrons. One Byron is the father and the other two are the sons, Mackie and Jackie. Jackie is bigger than Mackie and Byron Senior is very annoyed about it. But what is Jackie to do? When Emil and the detectives discover that the father is planning to desert poor Jackie they are determined to come to the rescue but not before they've been cast away on a desert island…Ages 9-12…We all loved Emil and the Detectives

The Long Night Watch by Ivan Southall pb gc $4.Isolated in 1941 on a remote island in the Pacific under the extraordinary Brigadier Palmer, five young converts to his secret society, S.W.O.R.D, live out a very different kind of war story. Once they were ordinary teenagers, but now they face constant danger and must keep an  unremitting vigil under the Brigadier’s rigorous command. A hundred people leave Australia for a landfall in the Pacific to wait for the world to be redeemed from the evils of Hitler and the Second World War. Ages 12+

The Black Stallion’s Filly by Walter Farley pb gc $4Black Minx has the strength and stamina to win the most famous horse race in the world, but she doesn’t seem to like racing. So strongly does she resist training that Alec Ramsay and Henry Dailey have to trick her into running! But Black Minx has a few tricks of her own … In 1952, Walter Farley crated Black Minx, the first daughter of the famous Black Stallion. At the time, only one filly had ever won the Kentucky Derby in its seventy-seven-year history. In this classic racing story, Black minx just might be up to the challenge.  This book is Walter Farley at his best-- believable, drawing, captivating. As the reader, you will be drawn into every hoof beat, every struggle, every moment of Black Minx and her journey into becoming the first filly sired by the great Black Stallion. This fast-paced racing story follows a great horse' s journey through training and preliminary races to the opening gate at America' s most famous racetrack: Churchill Downs. Ages 10++

Son of the Black Stallion by Walter Farley pb gc $4…You will  immediately drawn into the wild, unpredictable, even dangerous colt of a famed stallion who seemed to be at war with the whole world. Beautifully written, you will be  drawn into the struggle of Alec's blind love for a colt who truly deserved the name Satan.  Grade 6-8 guide:https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/books/son-of-the-black-stallion-by-walter-farley/

Mr. Tucket by Gary Paulsen pb ec $4

The Dancing Bear by Peter Dickinson pb gc $4…A Greek slave, his dancing bear, and an old holy man journey from 6th Century Byzantium to rescue the slave's young mistress from the Huns.This book perfectly captures the climate, culture and mindset of a wealthy household in Byzantium, from the ascetic hermit who has spent decades on top of a column in an effort to be worthy of his God, and the young heiress who understands that she is just a pawn in her family's game of statesmanship but feels powerless to do anything about it, to the slave boy in charge of the household's dancing bear, never thinking to question his role in life.  Then their city is invaded by people as alien to them as the folk of Byzantium are to us, and they are all forced to look at their world again. When the girl's family views her kidnapping as the least of their worries and the boy finally realises that he, as a slave, is even more expendable than she, he decides to act.  It's an unlikely rescue party that accompanies him, not least the dancing bear. This is one of those wonderful, life-affirming tales made more wonderful by the perfection of the setting, the portrayal of the characters and the way they develop and grow as the story unfolds. It appears to be out of print now but if you happen upon it grab it and read it because you're unlikely to be disappointed. Ages 10++

Tales of Ancient Egypt by Roger Lancelyn Green pb gc $3Features stories that include the great myths - of Amen-Ra, who created all the creatures in the world; of Isis, searching the waters for her dead husband Osiris; of the Bennu Bird and the Book of Thoth. But there are also tales told for pleasure about magic, treasure and adventure - even the first ever Cinderella story.Tales of Ancient Egypt by Roger Lancelyn Green includes several stories from the beginning to the end of ancient Egypt, told in a way that is easy for children to understand. The book is split into three sections: Tales of the Gods, Tales of Magic, and Tales of Adventure. At the end there is a Time Chart with the stories listed in the time period they are from. I definitely recommend this book to anyone interested in or studying ancient Egypt.

The Mrs Piggle-Wiggle Treasury by Betty MacDonald hb wdj (3 books in one vol) *as new* $9…


Song to Demeter by Cynthia and William Birrer hb (picture book) ec $3…A retelling of the myth which was the ancient Greek explanation for the seasons.

Eyewitness Science Guides : How Science Works ; fascinating projects and experiments that reveal the secrets of science by Judith Hann hb wdj  *as new* $10…This book explains, to the entire family, the nature of the universe. It is packed with projects and practical, hands-on-experiments that all family members can do in the home. The book features photographic sequences of experiments and the text guides the reader through each step. The book also provides an overview of each subject as well as the most up-to-date discoveries in the world of science. Explorations of subjects such as genetic coding, the greenhouse effect, carbon dating and the life and death of a star are given as are features on famous inventors and scientists. A very helpful book indeed! Full of interesting experiments of physics and chemistry. We have performed some of the experiments from it. More over, the description given in the book , for a particular topic is logical enough to satisfy the reader. The language is simple and lucid, easy for a 7th-10th grader to understand.

Miss Carter Came with Us by Helen Bradley hb wdj ec $6…


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Hello Joseph, Could I have "Miss Carter Came with us" . Thank you, Mrs Muldoon.

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