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1. Adams, L.; Adams, G.; Lopez, Frank (illustrator) (1979). The Secret of the Cockatoo [SRA Australian Stories]. Sydney: Science Research Associates (SRA). Unnum 24 pp. Hardback quarto, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings, minor edgewear. A children's picture story about the Aboriginal dreamtime and the plainest bird in the bush. The large colourful sketches will keep children of all ages interested in this very special story about one of Australia's most well known birds. ISBN: 0574282076. Our Book No: 10461. $25 AUD.

2. Adams, L.; Adams, G.; Riordan, Chris (illustrator); Saxby, Maurice (consultant) (1979). Mopoke and the Moon [SRA Australian Legend Series]. Sydney: Science Research Associates (SRA). Unnum 24 pp. Hardback quarto, no jacket as issued, very good plus condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings, edgewear. Children's picture story about an owl. ISBN: 0574282092. Our Book No: 6956. $25 AUD.

3. Ainsworth, Ruth (1955). A Pill for Owl (Stage One, Book 9) (1st ed) [Ruth Ainsworth Readers]. London: William Heinemann. 30 pp. Paperback thin trade, good condition, illustrated card covers, black & white drawings, spine ends little rubbed, corner tips covers & few pages lightly creased, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. A delightful school reader story about an owl who has a cold and the other animals try to convince him that he needs medicine to feel better, but he says he is fine. Our Book No: 29128. $15 AUD.

4. Ainsworth, Ruth; Trew, Rosemary (illustrator) (1958). The Snow Bear (1st Australian ed). London: William Heinemann. 69 pp. Paperback trade, good condition, flexible cloth covers, black & white drawings, spine ends little worn, small tear cover near base spine, pages lightly toned, front hinge little split (pages firm), some edgewear corners, rubber stamp. This story for young adults (school reader) is about two children named Hans and Trudy who lived in a cottage at the foot of a mountain called the Snow Bear. They have many adventures in their mountain home including meeting a wild goose called Pippa. Our Book No: 29770. $10 AUD.

5. Aldridge, Alan; Willock, Harry (with); Ryder, George E. (with) (1979). The Peacock Party (1st ed). London: Jonathan Cape. Unnum 28 pp. Hardback small quarto, no jacket as issued, pictorial covers, very good condition, full-page colour drawings, fold-out colour illustration at rear, title page & rear side fold-out picture lightly foxed, light foxing few pages, spine ends lightly bumped, cover corner tips little rubbed, spine lightly faded. A children's picture book of verses with large colourful illustrations. The very intricate drawings will keep most children very busy for some time. Based on "The Peacock at Home" by A Lady (1807), a sequel to "The Butterfly Ball". ISBN: 0224015915. Our Book No: 30244. $15 AUD.

6. Athan, Mattie Sue; Deter, Dianalee; Earle Bridges, Michele (illustrator) (2000). The African Grey Parrot Handbook (Reprint ed). Hauppauge, NY: Barron's Educational. 169 pp. Paperback small square octavo, very good plus condition, black & white drawings, colour text-photos. The African Grey is the most widely known parrot. It has an unparalleled ability to faithfully imitate human speech. This book contains information and advice to help you take good care of your African Grey parrot. ISBN: 0764109936. Our Book No: 21616. $10 AUD.

7. Bloom, Cameron; Greive, Bradley Trevor (2016). Penguin Bloom: The Odd Little Bird who Saved a Family (1st, reprint ed). Sydney: ABC Books / HarperCollins. 207 pp. Hardback large oblong octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), colour photos, few black & white photos, minor edgewear. First edition reprint. This beautiful book is a very special story of hope and courage. This very inspiring story starts with Sam Bloom's accident which left her paralysed and very depressed. Along came Penguin the magpie chick who is left without a family after she fell from her nest, and the Bloom family care for her. Penguin is a very important member of her human family. The life-like photos show that love and care can make a big difference. ISBN: 9780733334948. Our Book No: 28789. $22 AUD.

8. Boothby, Mabel F. (1916). An Autobiography of a Laughing Jackass (Unstated 2nd ed). Melbourne: P. T. Law & Co. / Atlas Press (Printer). 12 pp. Paperback small square, good condition, card covers (string binding), colour plate, foldout black & white plate at rear (little loose), covers marked (mostly rear cover), pages lightly foxed & toned, spine worn, edgewear, non-author written dedication title page. Second edition. A delightful and scarce little children's book, about a kookaburra who tells his story about being rescued and made into a family pet, and eventually stars in a portrait with 10 other kookaburras (the foldout plate). (Not to be confused with the first edition, published by Robert Jolley, Melbourne, no date but 1915.) Written dedication states: "Billy - with love and sincere wishes, from Grace, Christmas 16". Our Book No: 17740. $80 AUD.

9. Braun, Lilian Jackson (2003). The Cat Who Brought Down the House (1st p/b ed). London: Headline. 244 pp. Paperback, good condition, spine creased, pages faintly toned, base spine rubbed, small tear base front cover, minor edgewear. A Jim Qwilleran feline whodunnit. Qwill and his two detecting felines solve a mystery surrounding the arrival of a film actress, and the birdnapping of her Amazon parrots. ISBN: 0755305256. Our Book No: 26232. $10 AUD.

10. Brooks, Mary (1967). Animal Paradise [Australian Animal Paradise]. Melbourne: Ward Lock & Co., Limited. Unnum 44 pp. Hardback quarto, no jacket as issued, good condition, colour drawings, spine ends chipped & bumped, edgewear, bookshop sticker, owner's written name. Children's picture story in which Jill and John play with Australian native animals and birds. A reading copy containing delightful drawings. An occasional excursion by the English publisher into large format children's picture stories. Pagination includes pastedowns. Muir 1050. Our Book No: 16209. $15 AUD.

11. Brown, Ben; Taylor, Helen (illustrator) (2008). Fifty-five Feathers (1st Puffin ed). Rosedale, NZ: Penguin Group (NZ). Unnum 24 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, some edgewear corners covers & few pages. This charming brightly coloured children's picture story is about a Pukeko who is concerned about her friend Gecko who is suffering the cold of winter. Wise Old Tree tells her to make him a cloak of fifty-five feathers, so she gathers feathers from kakapo's, sleeping kiwi's, kotuka's, takahe's, kea's, piwaiwaka's, kereru's, kokako's, huia's - and pukeko added a feather as well, and Gecko was grateful and much warmer thanks to all the birds. Included at the end, the author's and artist's story, and the story of the endangered Huia bird. This is a great book that has a wide age range because the colours will appeal to young children, and the easy-to-read text and counting of the feathers as they are gathered will keep older children busy. ISBN: 9780143503156. Our Book No: 29000. $10 AUD.

12. Brown, Kerry; Stewart, Lisa (illustrator) (2010). Can I Cuddle the Moon? (Reprint ed). Sydney: Scholastic Press. Unnum 22 pp. Paperback small square quarto, very good condition, card covers, colour drawings, minor edgewear corners. Australian children's picture story about an owl named Little Owl who is looking for someone to cuddle. Will he find someone? The rhyming text and delightful drawings will appeal to any age. ISBN: 9781741696523. Our Book No: 29889. $15 AUD.

13. Bruce, Jill; Wade, Jan (illustrator) (1993). Austranimals: Join Them Up or Mix Them Up (1st ed). Sydney, Kenthurst: Kangaroo Press. Unnum 32 pp. Hardback wide octavo,no jacket, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings, few tiny dents front cover, spine little faded, small mark title page, light foxing inside covers. Australian children's picture story about native animals and birds. This book consists of half pages so that top and bottom halves can be mixed up to create different animals or birds. A lot of fun for any age. ISBN: 0864175698. Our Book No: 30678. $15 AUD.

14. Bunce, Wendy (2004). Gilly the Galah. Moree, NSW: Wendy Bunce / Moree Champion (printer). Unnum 9 pp. Paperback oblong small quarto, stapled, very good condition, full-page colour drawings, rear cover corner tip lightly creased, owner's written name. A rare colourful Australian children's picture story about a galah that could not talk. (Estimated date, 2004, advert, Trove Archived Websites.) Our Book No: 12981. $30 AUD.

15. Carter, Paul (2006). Parrot [Animal series]. London: Reaktion Books. 213 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white & colour drawings, glossy paper, minimal edgewear. A fascinating natural and cultural history of this bird. The book covers three broad areas. "Parrotics" - the historical, cultural and scientific classifications of parrots. "Parroternalia" - the association of parrots with different languages, ages, tastes and dreams of human society. "Parrotology" - the mimicry of parrots and what that can tell us about our own systems of communication. This unique natural and cultural history will interest parrot enthusiasts and specialists, as well as to a more general readership. The Australian author is an architecture academic, University of Melbourne. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 1861892373. Our Book No: 21851. $10 AUD.

16. Cayley, Neville W.; Lindsey, Terence R. (1994). What Bird is That? The Classic Guide to the Birds of Australia (Revised, field ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 442 pp. Paperback thick trade, very good condition, colour plates at rear, rear cover little creased, spine lightly creased, minor edgewear. Australia's most popular bird-identification guide. This comprehensive and authoritative field guide, now in its second edition, has been revised and updated by prominent ornithologist Terence Lindsey, who has added more than 30 new species and included additional information on identification and breeding. ISBN: 0207160678. Our Book No: 15763. $20 AUD.

17. Chisholm, A. H.; Dooley, Sean (foreword); Dennis, C. J. (introduction) (2013). Mateship with Birds (Reissue ed). Melbourne: Scribe Publications. 178 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket, pictorial cover, very good condition, black & white photos (including frontispiece), coloured endpapers, spine ends little rubbed. This wonderful book has been reissued, and it is still as inspirational as it was more than 90 years ago (issued 1922). The author clearly has a love for the birds he calls "the best and loveliest of nature's children', based on his personal observations. This book is not just for bird-lovers. His charming and funny prose shows that he loves words as well the birds. The historical photos provide a gentle record of a time in Australia that already feels like "the old days". ISBN: 9781922070326. Our Book No: 29292. $18 AUD.

18. Chisholm, A. H.; Drewett, Dorothy; Cayley, Neville W. (illustrator) (1931). Hail, the Kookaburra [and] Laughing Jack. Sydney: Pratten Bros. 12 pp. Paperback small folio (28 x 22 cm), very good condition, card cover (black cloth spine repair), full-page colour drawings centre spread, black & white drawings, staples replaced (strong toning adjacent), pages lightly toned (minor foxing margins some pages), corner tip front cover creased, rear cover little creased, some edgewear & spinewear. Two scarce classic Australian children's stories about kookaburras: Hail, the Kookaburra (Chisholm) and Laughing Jack (Drewett), with colour drawings noted artist Neville Cayley. (Muir 1500.). Our Book No: 17765. $120 AUD.

19. Cleary, Sheila; Grace, Tina (illustrator); Shaw, Roderick (book design) (1948). Aussie Birds: Stories of Some Quaint and Wonderful Australian Birds [Aussie Series]. Sydney: Current Book Distributors / Newsletter Printery. Unnum 32 pp. Paperback small wide quarto, good condition, thin card pictorial covers, stapled, black & white drawings, full-page black & white drawings, pages lightly toned, few marks rear cover, little colour loss rear cover, corners covers creased, spine worn & creased, covers lightly faded, covers little marked, some edgewear, biro name front cover. A charming Australian children's picture book about our fascinating Australian birds. The stories are about a boy named Don who makes friends with a Kookaburra and then meets many other Australian birds. (Muir 1611. Estimated date, Trove. No 2 in this series.). Our Book No: 40355. $30 AUD.

20. Clement, Rod (2004). Olga the Brolga (Reprint ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. Unnum 28 pp. Paperback quarto, good condition, colour drawings, light creases covers & last page, cover corner tips little scuffed, light foxing flyleaf & title page, spine little creased, minor edgewear. Olga is very cross. She wants to dance, but no one will dance with her. So Olga decides to dance by herself - and when she does, something wonderful happens. The large colourful pictures and easy-to-read text in this children's picture story will delight children of any age. ISBN: 020719758X. Our Book No: 30690. $10 AUD.

21. Cole, Ida J. L. (1949). Koo the Kookaburra (Reprint ed) [Whitcombe's Story Books]. Christchurch: Whitcombe & Tombs. 40 pp. Paperback small, stapled pamphlet (staples little rusted), good plus condition, black & white drawings including frontispiece, small patch front cover (manufacture defect), front cover corner creased, minor edgewear, copy 1. No 360 in the story book series for children aged 8 to 9 years. Told by Koo the kookaburra, who has adventures with Little Richard and sister Louise. (No date, but 1949, G3046, McLaren 360b, reprint of 1941 edition.) Anthony Horderns' sticker (Sydney department store) on front cover. Our Book No: 8967. $10 AUD.

22. Cole, Ida J. L. (1949). Koo the Kookaburra (Reprint ed) [Whitcombe's Story Books]. Christchurch: Whitcombe & Tombs. 40 pp. Paperback small, stapled pamphlet (staples rusted), good plus condition, black & white drawings including frontispiece (many hand-coloured), minor edgewear, owner's written name, copy 2. No 360 in the story book series for children aged 8 to 9 years. Told by Koo the kookaburra, who has adventures with Little Richard and sister Louise. (No date, but 1949, G3046, McLaren 360b, reprint of 1941 edition. Written name, in child's script: Lynette Wood, Lakemba.). Our Book No: 8967A. $10 AUD.

23. Cole, Ida J. L. (1949). Koo the Kookaburra (Reprint ed) [Whitcombe's Story Books]. Christchurch: Whitcombe & Tombs. 40 pp. Paperback small, stapled pamphlet (staples little rusted), very good condition, black & white drawings including frontispiece, scuff mark front cover corner, minor edgewear, rubber stamp, sticker, copy 3. No 360 in the story book series for children aged 8 to 9 years. Told by Koo the kookaburra, who has adventures with Little Richard and sister Louise. (No date, but 1949, G3046, McLaren 360b, reprint of 1941 edition.) Anthony Horderns' sticker & rubber stamp (Sydney department store) on front cover. Our Book No: 8967B. $10 AUD.

24. Cooper, Blair; Smith, Cheryl (illustrator) (2014). Pee Wee the Lonely Kiwi Finds a New Friend (1st ed). City Not Stated: Flying Books Pty Ltd. Unnum 24 pp. Paperback small square quarto, very good condition, full-page colour drawings, bottom corner covers creased (light mark inside covers), minor edgewear. This delightful children's picture story is about a kiwi named Pee Wee who is looking for a friend. He visits a few New Zealand birds until he finds Noah the baby Moa. The full-page very colourful illustrations bring this story to life, and will bring a smile to any face. There are Kiwi facts at the rear of the book. ISBN: 9780473295462. Our Book No: 30375. $15 AUD.

25. Cowan, James; Bancroft, Bronwyn (illustrator) (2000). Kun - Man - Gur: The Rainbow Serpent. Sydney: Peribo Books. Unnum 28 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good plus condition, full-page colour drawings, minimal edgewear. A children's picture book (Aboriginal legend) about a serpent. This book will appeal to any age with the large full-colour paintings. ISBN: 186322016X. Our Book No: 24947. $15 AUD.

26. Crabtree, Judith (2001). The Time Fliers (1st ed). Sassafras, VIC: Benchmark Publications. Unnum 32 pp. Hardback small quarto, no jacket, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings, few pinhead dents front cover, spine ends cover corners lightly bumped. Australian children's picture book about Amy who goes to stay with her grandmother at her country home. Amy meets time-travelling owls, helps a friend, and two girls of different generations are linked through destiny. This is a mysterious journey into the past. The beautiful illustrations bring the story to life. The story would appeal to older readers and adults who are interested in owls. ISBN: 1876615028. Our Book No: 40232. $20 AUD.

27. Cunninghame, Lea; Cavanagh, Maree (illustrator) (2007). Friends at Piddletrent Hide: New Happenings (1st ed). Brendale, QLD: Bush Telly Books. 17 pp. Paperback quarto, stapled, very good condition, full-page colour drawings, covers lightly creased, few tiny dents front cover, spine & some pages lightly creased, minor edgewear. Australian children's picture story about a place in the Australian Bush, where the animals roam free in their natural environment. Meet Elizabeth the blue tongue lizard, Drake the little snake, Tops the sleepy koala, Stone the crow, King the rather loud cockatoo, Shirl the curly tailed possum, Penelope the parrot and Matty the kookaburra. The large colourful drawings and easy-to-read text will appeal to any age. ISBN: 9780980319606. Our Book No: 27927. $15 AUD.

28. Curtis, Sue; Oliver, Tony (illustrator) (1977). Eddy the Emu [Australian Golden Book]. Sydney: Golden Press. 30 pp. Hardback wide square octavo, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings, minor edgewear. Delightful children's picture story about the adventures of an emu. ISBN: 0855585528. Our Book No: 1485. $12 AUD.

29. Dale, Kim (1999). What Am I? (1st ed). Melbourne: Lothian Books. Unnum 28 pp. Hardback large quarto, no jacket as issued, very good condition, pictorial cover, internal flaps, beautiful full-page colour drawings, minor edgewear. A giant lift-the-flap guessing-game book for the very young. The author's beautiful illustrations invite you to share a child's delight as favourite Australian animals and birds are revealed in their natural habitat. ISBN: 0734400446. Our Book No: 25881. $15 AUD.

30. Davies, Gill; Twinney, Dick (illustrator) (2001). The Brave Little Owl: Join Little Owl as He Learns to Fly for the First Time! Dorking, Surrey: Templar. Unnum 22 pp. Hardback small wide quarto, pictorial cover, very good plus condition, colour embossed drawings. This very special children's picture story comes to life with the embossed drawings. Little owl is afraid of the dark, but with encouragement from his parents and the animals of the forest he learns to give flying a try, and loves it. Our Book No: 26133. $15 AUD.

31. De Kantzow, Megan; Graham, Amanda (illustrator) (2014). Bushranger Bill (Reprint ed). Gosford, NSW: Scholastic Australia. Unnum 24 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, stapled, pictorial cover, card covers, colour drawings, minor spinewear, bottom corner rear cover scuffed, minor edgewear corners. This is the story of Bushranger Bill, a very romantic poet who lives near the Blue Mist Mountain. He has to rescue Tourmaline Lil from Captain Bluff, and he has come up with a very clever plan. This very funny children’s picture story was inspired by two bower birds that the author came across. The illustrations will appeal to any age. ISBN: 9781862919020. Our Book No: 40062. $15 AUD.

32. Disney, Walt (1978). Donald Duck [Walt Disney Comic, no D254]. Sydney: Wogan Pty Ltd. Unnum 32 pp. Paperback octavo, good plus condition, colour cartoons, small edge tear front cover, tiny holes bottom edge some pages (not affecting text), edgewear. Australian edition. Cover design: Ducks marching. Three stories: A Bucket of Scones - The Mysterious Soap Bubbles - Moby Dock and Dimwitty: Undersea Swindle. Our Book No: 17296. $20 AUD.

33. Dixon, Thomas S. (1980). The Birds of Riverview. Sydney, Lane Cove: T. S. Dixon. 184 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white drawings & graphs, faint foxing reverse side jacket (minor edgewear). This book is about the birds of Riverview (a Sydney suburb) and has been published in conjunction with the Centenary of Riverview College (1880 - 1980). The author is a member of the N.S.W. Field Ornithologists' Club. Our Book No: 26800. $13 AUD.

34. Doherty, Peter (2013). Their Fate is Our Fate: How Birds Foretell Threats to Our Health and Our World. New York: The Experiment. 245 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, few black & white drawings, top corner front cover & first few pages minimally creased, minor edgewear, remainder stripe. Follows a diverse cast of bird species around the world - from tufted puffins in Puget Sound to griffon vultures in India, pigeons in East Asia, and wedge-tailed shearwaters off the islands of Australia's Great Barrier Reef, to illuminate bird's role as an early warning system for threats to the health of our planet and our well-being. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology and Medicine with a Swiss colleague in 1996 for discovering the nature of the cellular immune defence, and was also recognised as Australian of the Year in 1997. ISBN: 9781615190911. Our Book No: 28379. $14 AUD.

35. Eastman, P. D. (1983). Are You My Mother? (Reprint ed) [Beginner Books]. New York: William Collins. 64 pp. Paperback thin octavo, very good condition, colour drawings, front cover little creased, minor edgewear. A delightful children's story about a baby bird who asks everything and everyone if they are his Mother. This book tells a simple story and the charming illustrations will keep all ages interested. (Estimated date, 1983.). ISBN: 0001713221. Our Book No: 29478. $12 AUD.

36. Edgecombe, Jean (1989). Phillip Island and Western Port (1st ed). Sydney, Thornleigh: J. M. Edgecombe. 131 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, colour photos, black & white drawings, maps, few tiny dents front cover, minor edgewear. A compact guide to the history, natural history, people and places in this location south of Melbourne, including the fairy penguin colony on Phillip Island. ISBN: 0731653777. Our Book No: 11713. $10 AUD.

37. Edgecombe, Jean (1994). Flinders Island and Eastern Bass Strait (Reprint ed). Sydney, Thornleigh: J. M. Edgecombe. 161 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, colour & black & white photos, black & white drawings, maps, few tiny surface scratches covers, minor edgewear. A compact guide to the history, natural history, people and places on the islands of eastern Bass Strait. The author paid regular flying visits (with her husband Gordon at the controls of a small aircraft) to gather from many sources the information condensed into this book. ISBN: 1862527849. Our Book No: 23137. $10 AUD.

38. Edwards, Hazel; Wilson, Rosemary (illustrator) (1986). Stickybeak (1st ed). Melbourne: Nelson. Unnum 32 pp. Hardback oblong, jacket, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings, few tiny dents edges, bottom corners covers little bumped. A very special children picture story about a Duck named Stickybeak who visited a family as a weekend stay from school. He lived up to his name and gave the family some memories to keep. The large colourful illustrations will delight any age. ISBN: 0170067440. Our Book No: 29856. $20 AUD.

39. Flack, Marjorie; Wiese, Kurt (2000). The Story about Ping (Modern ed). New York: Grosset & Dunlap / Penguin Books. 32 pp. Paperback square octavo, very good condition, card covers, stapled, full-page colour drawings, minor edgewear. Ping is a spirited little duck who lives on the Yangtze River. One night, Ping is late and stays out all night exploring the world. His funny misadventures will delight young readers as much as they did in 1933, when this classic children’s tale was first published. ISBN: 9780448421650. Our Book No: 23299. $10 AUD.

40. Fleming, Garry (1998). The Waterdragon and the Magpie-Goose. Sydney, Rydalmere: Hodder Headline. Unnum 32 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, full-page colour illustrations, minor edgewear, bookplate (school award). A beautiful children's picture story about a waterdragon who dreams of flying, and then one day a mischievous magpie-goose takes him on a flight he will never forget. ISBN: 0733606199. Our Book No: 27553. $13 AUD.

41. Fletcher, J. A. (1955). Tommy's Ride on the Emu [Whitcombe's Story Books no. 311]. Melbourne: Whitcombe & Tombs. 32 pp. Paperback, good condition, black & white drawings, cover & pages faintly toned, minor edgewear, plastic tape along spine, rubber stamps. An illustrated story for children aged 8 or 9 years. Tommy goes to the lagoon to fish, but comes across an emu. The emu carries him about, and shows him the traditions of the local Aborigines. A scarce item, but the previous school owner has "improved" it by applying narrow tape along the spine. McLaren 311i, dated about 1955: printed by Purbrick, navy blue & red on cream cover, no printed price, Whitcombe's Story Books advert on rear cover. (1 of 2 available copies.). Our Book No: 4183. $20 AUD.

42. Fraser, Bryce (1971). Sitting Duck: A True Story. London: MacGibbon & Kee. 192 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), black & white photos, faint toning reverse side jacket (edge tears, minor edgewear, small chip top edge rear cover), faint foxing edges, endpapers lightly toned, bottom corners lightly bumped. The true story of Dora, a fresh-water duck who loves salt water, who won the heart of an Australian magazine writer who was alergic to duck feathers. This charming book, with over 50 photos and amusing text, will delight anyone who loved "Born Free". ISBN: 0261632264. Our Book No: 24425. $12 AUD.

43. Frith, H. J. (1977). Waterfowl in Australia (Reissue ed). Sydney: A. H. & A. W. Reed. 328 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), maps, charts, black & white photos, corners little bumped, pages lightly toned as common, spine jacket lightly faded, minor edgewear. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. Reissued edition. A very comprehensive book on Australian waterfowl. The book is lavishly illustrated with many excellent photos as well as identification charts - for birds in flight or on water. There are also maps showing the distribution of each species, sonograms of their calls, and other drawings and diagrams. ISBN: 0589500007. Our Book No: 23863. $28 AUD.

44. Gambles, Harriet; Gambles, Patrick; Kurczok, Belinda (illustrator) (2001). Tiger Trail: A Tasmanian Epic (1st ed). Launceston: Regal Publications. Unnum 22 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, stapled, colour drawings (mostly full-page), spine & front cover little creased, light foxing title page, minor edgewear corners. Delightful children's picture story about a white-bellied sea eagle named Tikkia who flies from the forests of Indonesia to Australia to deliver a message from Suma, the great tiger who is dying, to his cousin Thylacine (Tasmanian Tiger, now extinct). The illustrations tell the story. ISBN: 9781876261160. Our Book No: 40227. $25 AUD.

45. Garstone, Ray (1976). Birds of the West: Bird Life of Western Australia. Perth: Westviews. Unnum 24 pp. Paperback wide trade, stapled pamphlet, very good condition, colour text-photos, minor edgewear. Estimated date: 1976 (Trove catalogue). Pictorial pamphlet of native birds in Western Australia. SALE PRICE. Our Book No: 4360. $10 AUD.

46. Gibbs, May (1992). The Story of Little Obelia (Reprint ed) [Bluegum Classic]. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 71 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, black & white drawings, minor edgewear corners. This very special classic children's story tells about the adventures of Little Obelia and her friends Ragged Blossom & Snugglepot and Cuddlepie. This is the third book of "The Tales of Snugglepot & Cuddlepie". The illustrations will delight both young and young at heart. ISBN: 0207179069. Our Book No: 25792. $10 AUD.

47. Goodall, Gladys M. (No Date). Postcard: Kiwi and Egg, Stewart Island, New Zealand [Colourchrome Series W.T.677]. City Not Stated: Felicity Card Co. / Whitcoulls Ltd (Printer). N/A pp. Postcard Oblong colour picture one side, minor edgewear, no text. Postcard with a kiwi and an egg on the front side. The rear side has a full description of the kiwi shown in the photo. This kiwi is the Stewart Island Kiwi (Apteryx lawryi), the largest of the species. Our Book No: 40188. $10 AUD.

48. Gordon, Heather; Brennan, Moira (illustrator) (2014). Barossa Nanna and the Lonely Chook (1st p/b ed). Sydney, Edgecliff: Jane Curry Publishing. Unnum 22 pp. Paperback oblong small quarto, very good condition, full-page colour drawings, tiny bump base spine, minor edgewear. This very special children's story is about a lonely chook, and a lady called Barossa Nanna who lives in Nuriootpa, South Australia. Lonely Chook had two other hen friends, but they died. Barossa Nanna decided to get two new hens to make Lonely Chook happy. Sheila and Eva joined Lonely Chook who had a new name, Stella. The large colourful drawings and easy-to-read text will appeal to any age. ISBN: 9781922190970. Our Book No: 29032. $15 AUD.

49. Gould, Strom (illustrator); Steam Navigation Company, Peninsular & Oriental (P & O) (1955). Menu Cards: Australian Birds Designed by the Artist Strom Gould (11 cards of 12). City Not Stated: Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company (P & O). Each card: 4 pp. Each card: Folded small octavo (14 x 21 cm), very good condition, colour drawing front cover, corner tips some cards little scuffed, card 1 is slightly shorter at the top (presumed as issued, no text missing), minor edgewear. A set of 11 (of 12 in set) menu cards designed by the artist Strom Gould. Card No. 1 Red-Crowned Pigeon & Purple-Crowned Pigeon. Card No 2 Fairy Wrens. Card No. 3 Gouldian Finch. Card No. 4 Pink Cockatoo. Card No. 5 Count Raggi's Bird Of Paradise. Card No. 6 Rainbow Bird. Card No. 7 Regent Bower-Bird. Card No. 8 Scarlet Honey-Eater. Card No. 9 Red-Capped Robin. Card No. 10 Laughing Kookaburra. Card No. 11 Rainbow Lorikeet, Red-Winged Parrakeet, & Green Leek Parrakeet. MISSING: Card No. 12 Kingfisher. The artist also known as Charles Sidebotham Gould was born in Letchworth, England on 2/8/1910, and came to Australia in 1937. He was employed as the Sydney Morning Herald's first art director, and he also drew its first comic strip in 1944. He died in 1992. (No date, but about 1955.). Our Book No: 40503. $250 AUD.

50. Graham, Chris (2006). Choosing and Keeping Chickens (Reprint ed). London: Hamlyn / Practical Poultry Magazine. 208 pp. Paperback wide octavo (with flaps), very good condition, colour text-photos, corners covers & few pages little creased, edges lightly rubbed, tiny bump top spine, crease rear cover, minor edgewear. This book has information on over 50 of the most popular breeds. There are chapters on feeding, dealing with common ailments to breeding, and taking care of your chickens. ISBN: 9780600614388. Our Book No: 29020. $20 AUD.

51. Greenwood, Ted; James, Ann (illustrator) (1997). After Dusk (1st ed). Melbourne: Penguin Books Australia. Unnum 28 pp. Paperback small wide quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, few light creases covers, minor edgewear corners & spine. This beautiful children's picture book with its lyrical verse and life-like illustrations spotlights the fragile world of our creatures of the night. The main creatures of the night are joined by 'guests': black swans, dragonflies, ducks, eastern grey kangaroos, emus, kookaburras, magpies, red kangaroos, and sulphur-crested cockatoos. The 'Pests' feral cat, fox and rabbit are also mentioned. ISBN: 0140563202. Our Book No: 29652. $15 AUD.

52. Head, Shakespeare; Lott, Christine (illustrator) (1986). Muregu [Shakespeare Readers]. Sydney: Shakespeare Head / Golden Press. 24 pp. Paperback wide, stapled pamphlet, very good condition, card cover, colour drawings, minor edgewear. A scarce school reader for children, about a grumpy Aboriginal man, Muregu, who turns into a sad owl (mopoke). The reader emphasises the value of being friendly and helpful. ISBN: 0730202445. Our Book No: 11161. $10 AUD.

53. Hibberd, Jean; Thring, Merilyn (illustrator) (1987). Further Adventures of Peter Possum and His Friends (1st ed). Wilberforce, NSW: Fitzgerald Publishing. 119 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good condition, black & white drawings, top corner front cover creased, spine little faded. A wonderful story about a group of animals and birds working together and interacting with humans who want to help them keep their habitat. The delightful illustrations will bring a smile to adults and children alike. ISBN: 0949386022. Our Book No: 22318. $10 AUD.

54. Hobson, Jeremy; Lewis, Celia (2012). Keeping Chickens: Getting the Best from Your Chickens (Reprint ed). Blue Ash, OH: David & Charles. 174 pp. Paperback small square quarto, very good condition, colour photos (few full-page), tiny scuff spine ends, small crush top edge rear cover, minor edgewear corners & spine ends. This book discusses the care of chickens. Covers egg-laying to ease of keeping for over 70 different breeds, setting up and maintaining a healthy hen house, keeping the chickens warm - and dry and safe from predators. There is practical advice on hygiene, disease and healthcare. Learn about broody birds and egg incubation, and rear a new generation of chicks to brighten any garden. ISBN: 9780715336250. Our Book No: 29591. $18 AUD.

55. Holmgren, Virginia C. (1988). Owls in Folklore and Natural History (1st ed). Santa Barbara, CA: Capra Press. 175 pp. Paperback trade, good plus condition, black & white drawings, spine lightly faded, edges lightly foxed, base spine little bumped, minor edgewear. The author gives expert tips on how to find the elusive owls of North America. Also includes a complete list of species with field descriptions and range maps, along with antique illustrations. ISBN: 088496289X. Our Book No: 24340. $10 AUD.

56. Hooper, Toby; Hooper, Juliana (1991). The Kookaburra: A Pictorial Celebration of Australia's Best-Loved Bird (Revised ed). Melbourne: Viking O'Neil. 136 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, black & white & colour drawings & text-photos, corner tips few rear pages lightly creased. How illustrators, commercial advertisers, craftspeople have produced many enduring images of the kookaburra, Australia's famous native laughing bed. ISBN: 0670902152. Our Book No: 10927A. $15 AUD.

57. Horniman, Joanne; Roennfeld, Robert (illustrator) (1996). Billygoat Goes Wild. Adelaide, Norwood: Omnibus / Scholastic. Unnum 28 pp. Hardback quarto, pictorial cover, very good condition, colour illustrations (mostly full-page), tiny dent front cover, minor edgewear. A children's picture story about chickens. The beautiful illustrations which Robert Roennfeld has done using conte, coloured pencil, oil paint and pastel on Stonehenge paper make this a wonderful book for children, and adults who like children's books. The simple text will suit all ages. ISBN: 1862912939. Our Book No: 20665. $15 AUD.

58. Hutchens, Frank (1931). Three Little Sketches for Pianoforte with Illustrated Titles. Sydney: W. H. Paling Pty Ltd. Unnum 8 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, stapled, faint sticker mark, owner's rubber stamp. (Copyright date, USA, 1931.) Sheet music for three pieces: The Dream Castle - The Kookaburra - Leap Frog. Our Book No: 16272. $10 AUD.

59. James, Harry (1945). Birds with their Own Nests Agree Theirs is the Best that Could Possibly Be [Southern Series]. Adelaide: H. R. James & Co,. Unnum 18 pp. Paperback large wide octavo, good condition, thin card pictorial covers, stapled, colour full-page drawings, pages lightly toned, few marks covers, creases along spine (little worn), few staples lightly rusted, middle page spread LOOSE (other pages firm), minor edgewear. A charming Australian children's picture book about our fascinating Australian birds. The beautiful birds in this very special book all build a nest that they think is the best one by far. (Muir 3736. No date, but 1945, Trove.). Our Book No: 40359. $30 AUD.

60. Jayawardena, Elmo Capt. (2018). Kakiyan: The Story of a Crow: Perhaps a Crow Knows More than You and Me (New ed). Colombo: M. D. Gunasena & Company (Private) Limited. 160 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, crease in flyleaf, bottom corner front cover creased, laminate coating lifting slightly bottom edge rear cover, minor edgewear. A heritage Sri Lankan novel for young adults, originally published in 1918. Kakiyan, a common crow, tells his story, a mixture of everyday events, from the time he was born in the Jacaranda Condominium to the twilight years of his life. Many crow personalities slip in and out of the book adding character and colour, tears and laughter to this well-crafted saga about crows, and what they think of the humans walking down below. ISBN: 9789552127953. Our Book No: 30292. $20 AUD.

61. Jennings, Wendy L. (1997). Wild Australia (Reprint ed). Sydney, Kenthurst: Kangaroo Press. 32 pp. Paperback small quarto, stapled, very good plus condition, full-page colour drawings, minor edgewear. This beautiful and very colourful book has 31 of Australia's most colourful inhabitants. The author has brought them to life in her wonderful paintings, and there is a short simple description of each of them. This book will appeal to any age, it is a great way for children to learn about some of our fascinating animals and birds. ISBN: 0864177844. Our Book No: 29734. $18 AUD.

62. Johnston, Harold C. (1944). The Voice of the Bush (2nd impression ed). Brisbane: Enid Stewart Delalande / The Worker Newspaper (Printer). 62 pp. Paperback small wide quarto, fair condition only (but complete), condition, thin card pictorial covers, stapled, single colour drawings, full-page colour drawings, black & white text-photos, pages lightly toned, light foxing some pages, light foxing & toning covers, corners covers & some pages creased, spine worn, tide marks (previous water contact now dry) rear cover & fore-edge last few pages, small edge tears few pages, non-author written & dated dedication front flyleaf. This charming Australian children's picture story in rhyme is about our fascinating Australian animals. The main character is called Jim. He becomes friendly with a kookaburra, and along the way learns that the Australian animals are going to revolt about being hunted by humans for so many years Our Book No: 40356. $20 AUD.

63. Johnston, Harold C. (1945). The Voice of the Bush (3rd impression ed). Brisbane: Enid Stewart Delalande / The Worker Newspaper (Printer). 62 pp. Paperback small wide quarto, good condition, thin card pictorial covers, stapled, single-colour drawings, full-page colour drawings, black & white text-photos, pages lightly toned, minimal foxing some pages, light foxing covers, corners covers creased, staples rusted, some edgewear corner tips. Charming Australian children's picture story in verse about our fascinating Australian animals. The main character is called Jim. He becomes friendly with a kookaburra, and along the way learns that the Australian animals are going to revolt about being hunted by humans for so many years Our Book No: 40357. $30 AUD.

64. Jolly, Jim (1991). Kiwi: A Secret Life [Nature of New Zealand Series]. Palmerston North, NZ: New Zealand Natural Heritage Foundation. 62 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, colour drawings & text-photos, map, minor edgewear. A picture book for young adults describing in remarkable detail New Zealand's native flightless bird. The first of a series of books published by the non-profit New Zealand Natural Heritage Foundation. ISBN: 090886423X. Our Book No: 11825. $10 AUD.

65. Kaye, E. W. (1945). Boobook [An Uncle Ted's Tale]. Sydney: E. W. Kaye / Hollander & Govett (Printer). Unnum 16 pp. Paperback small quarto, good condition, thin card covers, stapled, single-colour drawings (black illustration on an orange or dark blue background), staples rusted, pages lightly toned, light foxing title page, few marks some pages, several small closed tears, covers creased, cover & page corners little creased, slight loss bottom corner rear cover, spine split at cover join, some edgewear, owner's name title page (crossed out black texta). A charming Australian children's picture book about the adventures of a boobook owl. The delightful drawings and verse make this an ideal book for any age. (Muir 778. Estimated date, 1945, Trove.). Our Book No: 40351. $20 AUD.

66. Ker Wilson, Barbara; Price, Sue (illustrator) (1984). Kevin the Kookaburra (Reprint ed) [Australian Golden Books]. Sydney, Drummoyne: Golden Press. Unnum 28 pp. Hardback small quarto, pictorial board cover, very good condition, colour drawings, minor scratching covers, traces of foxing & toning, minor edgewear, owner's rubber stamp. A delightful children's picture story about the adventures of Kevin kookaburra, including being nursed by the Townsend family when injured. ISBN: 0855587865. Our Book No: 4098. $15 AUD.

67. Kilarski, Barbara (2003). Keeping Chickens! Tending Small Flocks in Cities, Suburbs, and Other Small Spaces (Reprint ed). North Adams, MA: Storey Publishing. 150 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos & drawings, colour photos, minor edgewear. The author gives the detailed information that will assist you to keep chickens. There are simple instructions on feeding and caring for chickens, the breeds that are happy in small spaces, lists of the equipment that is needed, coop design, how to collect eggs, and how to keep chickens in the city and keep within the council guidelines, and most important how to keep chickens healthy and happy. ISBN: 1580174914. Our Book No: 30274. $20 AUD.

68. Lawrenson, Diana; Huxley, Dee (illustrator) (2011). Paraphernalia's Present (Reprint ed). Sydney: HarperCollins. Unnum 32 pp. Paperback small square quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, minor edgewear corners. A charming children's picture story about a hen called Paraphernalia and her owner Dottie. Suggested reading age is primary school. The bright life-like illustrations help to bring the story to life. ISBN: 9780733328480. Our Book No: 28977. $12 AUD.

69. Layton, Aviva; Smith, Robert (illustrator) (1984). How the Kookaburra got His Laugh (Reprint ed) [Young Australia Series]. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. Unnum 28 pp. Hardback quarto, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings, minor edgewear. An Australian nature children's picture story. ISBN: 0207132003. Our Book No: 1393. $10 AUD.

70. Lindenmayer, David; Beaton, Ester (photographer) (2000). Life in the Tall Eucalypt Forests (1st ed). Sydney, Frenchs Forest: Reed New Holland 96 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, colour text-photos (some full-page), maps, minor edgewear, old price marks, autograph (written dedication by photographer). The beautiful photos of the animals and plants that live in eucalypt forests are accompanied by captions that tell the story of how this community works together. The pictures and words link these living things in a way that helps us understand how an entire dynamic ecosystem is able to maintain its health, and how human activities like logging can threaten that health. ISBN: 1876334525. Our Book No: 40409. $25 AUD.

71. Lindsay, Hilarie; Ryan, Gavin (illustrator) (1983). Mr Poppleberry and the Milk Thieves (1st ed) [The Adventures of Mr & Mrs Popplebery: Book 2]. Sydney: Ansay Pty Ltd. Unnum 28 pp. Hardback small quarto, pictorial boards, very good condition, full-page colour drawings, few tiny dents covers. A very special children's picture story about a very lovable old couple who with their neighbours, the Tillymops, show how to resolve conflict without resorting to violence. The full-page drawings make this wonderful story come to life. ISBN: 0909245509. Our Book No: 25861. $15 AUD.

72. Littlejohns, R. (photographer) (No Date). Postcard: Australian Bird Postcard: Spotted Pardalote. City Not Stated: Publisher Not Stated. N/A pp. Postcard oblong, colour photo one side, light toning rear side, card, minor edgewear. This card has a photo of a Spotted Pardalote, the smallest Australian bird. Its nest is built in a tunnel which the bird excavates in the ground. Our Book No: 40157. $10 AUD.

73. Lynch, Nu; Lynch, Kim (illustrator) (1980). Australian Animals A to Z (Reprint ed). Sydney: Lansdowne Press. Unnum 26 pp. Hardback quarto, pictorial board covers, good condition, beautiful colour drawings, illustrated pastedowns, edges lightly foxed, spine ends little worn, bottom corners lightly bumped, two small dents top edge front cover, light toning few pages, minor edgewear. This educational children's picture book lists each Australian animal with a description. The large bright pictures will delight all ages, and the easy-to-read text will help any age to learn new words. ISBN: 0701814268. Our Book No: 27809. $10 AUD.

74. Macarthur-Onslow, Annette (1970). Uhu (Pronounced Yoo-Hoo) (3rd impression ed). Sydney: Ure Smith. 63 pp. Hardback quarto, dustjacket, illustrated endpapers, very good condition, black & white & colour drawings (some full-page), minor edgewear jacket (tiny piece missing & scuff top spine, light foxing & toning reverse side), top corners covers little bumped, edges lightly foxed, pages little toned. Delightful tale about an owl who fell out of his nest, and was found by the Australian author at her rented cottage in Gloucestershire. The delightful illustrations will bring a smile to children and adults alike. Sadly Uhu suffered from brittle bones, and while he had a happy life with the author, it was not a long one. ISBN: 0853911363. Our Book No: 18141. $15 AUD.

75. Mairou, Naomi (2005). Brindlebat (1st ed). Machans Beach, QLD: Trapdoor Press. Unnum 28 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, colour full-page drawings, minor edgewear, covers lightly scratched. A children's picture story about a fruit bat who cannot sleep this morning, no matter what she does! Then she meets an owl with a problem that seems even worse than hers. Can a very tired, very annoyed fruit bat find a way to solve both problems? The full-page bright illustrations and easy-to-read text will enchant children of all ages. ISBN: 0958098212. Our Book No: 25920. $15 AUD.

76. Malouf, David (1984). Fly Away Peter (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Penguin Books. 134 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, pages faintly toned, minimal edgewear, cover design differs from stock photo. Australian novel about three very different people brought together on the Queensland coast by their love of birds. Both sanctuary owner and employee are drawn to the war and the horrors of the trenches of Armentieres. ISBN: 014007015X. Our Book No: 9837. $10 AUD.

77. Malouf, David (1999). Fly Away Peter (Reprint ed). Sydney: Vintage / Random House. 134 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, pages lightly toned, minimal edgewear. Australian novel about three very different people brought together on the Queensland coast by their love of birds. Both sanctuary owner and employee are drawn to the war and the horrors of the trenches of Armentieres. ISBN: 0099273829. Our Book No: 4594. $10 AUD.

78. Maltby, Peg (1947). Ben and Bella in the Hills. Melbourne: Murfett Pty Ltd / Queen City Printers. Unnum 16 pp. Paperback folio, fair condition (reading copy), card covers (staples rusted, cover loose at one staple), black & white drawings, full-page colour drawings, edgewear, spine worn (small tears spine ends), cover corners creased (little loss corners, few few edge tears), covers little creased, pages lightly creased & toned (edges little foxed), bottom corners last few pages stained, toned patches some pages, archival tape repair spine ends, non-author written dedication inside front cover. A delightful children's book. Our fairy friends Ben and Bella escape the hot city and fly to the blue hills, where they build a new house, and invite their fairy friends and animal and bird friends to a welcoming party. The cover has Ben and Bella looking out a window in their Snuggle Deep cottage, with a happy kookaburra nearby. (Estimated date, 1947, Trove.) (The overall condition is only fair - however, the text, colour plates and black & white drawings are complete, and will make any age smile.). Our Book No: 40144. $35 AUD.

79. Martin, Janet; Treskon, Ivor (illustrator) (2008). Janet the Gannet and the Boy who Dreamed of Flying (Reprint ed). Auckland: Jampot productions. Unnum 22 pp. Paperback small square quarto, very good condition, stapled, glossy color illustrations (full-page left side), half-page with text right side), bottom corner front cover little creased, minor edgewear. Children's picture story about the adventures of Janet an Australasian Gannet (Maori name: Takapu), and a boy named Jack. Janet wanted to fly to a place she had never been before. Jack just wanted to fly. Then one night something magical happened to Janet and Jack. The large colourful drawings will delight all ages. ISBN: 0473100495. Our Book No: 40166. $18 AUD.

80. McCloskey, Robert (1969). Make Way for Ducklings (Reprint ed). New York: Viking Press. Unnum 58 pp. Hardback large wide quarto, no jacket, very good condition, pictorial cover, full-page single-colour drawings, spine ends little rubbed, faint foxing endpapers, two tiny closed tears spine, slight ridging top part spine. A children's picture story, about a family of ducks who have many adventures before they find their forever home. A kind policeman helps them across a busy road on the way to their home. The large life-like drawings will appeal to all ages, and the text would suit older readers. Awarded The Caldecott Medal As "The most distinguished American picture book for children". ISBN: 0670451495. Our Book No: 30229. $18 AUD.

81. Meeks, Arone Raymond (1992). Enora and the Black Crane (Reprint ed). Sydney: Ashton Scholastic. Unnum 32 pp. Hardback quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), colour drawings, minor edgewear jacket (small closed tear, crease bottom edge, award sticker). Children's picture story, being an Aboriginal legend. Shortlisted by the Children's Book Council of Australia. Arone has written and illustrated this beautiful book. ISBN: 0868966436. Our Book No: 28187. $13 AUD.

82. Meeks, Arone Raymond (2009). Enora and the Black Crane (New ed). Broome, WA: Magabala Books. Unnum 32 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, tables, colour drawings (mostly full-page), minor edgewear. Aboriginal tale, shortlisted by the Children's Book Council of Australia. Enora has to find out the meaning of a rainbow of colour flying through the forest. (Originally published, 1991.). ISBN: 9781921248023. Our Book No: 29725. $20 AUD.

83. Mellor, Elizabeth (2005). Oscar's Way. Seymour, VIC: Biame Network. 189 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, bookplate (publishers details), autograph (author's written name). Children's novel about two animals, Oscar the lizard and Jambie the possum, who journey through the Australian bush to a place of mystery. They meet their animal and bird friends, face danger, excitement and magical moments, and they discover there is more to themselves than ever imagined. The two creatures charm everyone and their adventures entrance. ISBN: 1920892915. Our Book No: 22455. $10 AUD.

84. Morris, Desmond (2009). Owl (1st ed). London: Reaktion Books. 216 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good plus condition, black & white & colour drawings & photos, minimal edgewear. The author explores the natural and cultural history of owls worldwide. There are 123 illustrations, 91 in colour. This very special book will appeal to anyone interested in this fascinating bird. ISBN: 9781861895257. Our Book No: 25718. $15 AUD.

85. Morrison, Yvonne; Stanley, David (illustrator) (2010). Out in the Bush (Reprint ed). Sydney, Mascot: Koala Books. Unnum 28 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good plus condition, colour drawings, minimal edgewear. This beautiful children's picture book visits the Australian bush to see how many animals and birds can be found. Each creature has a verse and number counting from one to ten. A fun way to learn to count. The easy text and large colourful illustrations makes this book suitable for any age. (1 of 2 available copies.). ISBN: 9780864618092. Our Book No: 28178. $12 AUD.

86. Moss, Franklin; Cunningham, Walter (illustrator) (1956). The Dove and the Eagle [Sandman Library Book]. Sydney: John Sands. 30 pp. Paperback oblong octavo, good plus condition, thick pictorial card covers (rounded corners), new black cloth spine (repair), full-page colour drawings, scuff mark front cover, rear cover creased, edgewear (particularly corners), pages lightly toned, owner's written name front cover (partly erased). A scarce children's picture story. The beautiful drawings will make anyone smile as they read what happens to a very clever dove family. (No date, but 1956, Trove.). Our Book No: 21655. $50 AUD.

87. Murrant, Margaret; Scott, Rod (illustrator) (1995). Unique Australian Animals (New ed). Sydney: Lansdowne. 30 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, colour photos or drawings, creasing along spine, few creases covers (corner tips little scuffed), small dark green ink stain top edge front cover & first two pages, minor edgewear. This beautiful book has some of Australia's very special animals with their story and illustration on the opposite page. The large colour illustrations will appeal to any age. Birds such as Rainbow Lorikeet, Lyrebird, Red-tailed Black Cockatoo, Sulphur-crested Cockatoo, Kookaburra and Emu are included along with the Possums, Echidna, Platypus, Kangaroos, Koalas and the Dunnart. First published in 1983 as Furred and Feathered Friends. ISBN: 1863024700. Our Book No: 30661. $25 AUD.

88. Murray, Kay; Carter, Julie (2001). Celebrating 100 Years of the Federation of Australia 1901 - 2001 (1st ed). Terrey Hills, NSW: Carter's Antiques & Collectables. 111 pp. Paperback wide trade, pictorial card covers (with back flap), very good condition, colour text-illustrations & full-page colour illustrations, tiny scuff mark top edge front cover, slight crease near spine front cover. A colourful book depicting the unique birds, animals and plants used as emblems of the states and territories of Australia. ISBN: 187607907X. Our Book No: 22909. $14 AUD.

89. Mystery, John (1947). John Mystery's Why Birds Sing [Laugh and Learn with Bookie Worm]. Sydney: Publicity Press. Unnum 12 pp. Paperback small quarto, good plus condition, card cover, stapled, black & white & colour drawings, minor edgewear. (Estimated date, late 1940s, Trove catalogue.) Children's picture story, told in verse, about why birds sing - they are really fairies ! Our Book No: 16570. $25 AUD.

90. New South Wales, Bank of (1974). Some Australian Birds (Reprint ed). Sydney: Bank of New South Wales. 16 pp. Paperback trade, stapled pamphlet, good plus condition, colour text-photos, cover edges toned, minor edgewear. Pamphlet issued by Australian bank to celebrate Australian birds. Our Book No: 8305. $10 AUD.

91. Olsen, Penny; Garward, Rhonda N. (illustrator) (2013). Have You Seen My Egg? (1st ed). Canberra: National Library of Australia (NLA). 31 pp. Paperback small quarto (with flaps), very good plus condition, lift flaps to reveal answers, full-page colour illustrations. This beautiful Australian picture story is about Eddy Emu losing one of his eggs. He travels far and wide, to look for it. This lift-the-flap book to discover the answers will delight the youngest child. The easy-to-read text and bright drawings will bring a smile to any age. ISBN: 9780642277886. Our Book No: 29576. $18 AUD.

92. Ormerod, Jan (1986). Our Ollie (Reprint ed) [Little Ones Series]. London: Walker Books. Unnum 16 pp. Hardback small square octavo, no jacket, very good condition, pictorial boards, illustrated endpapers, colour drawings, top corner rear cover little scuffed, covers slightly faded, light foxing endpapers. In this delightful children's book, Ollie the baby mimics the actions of several animals and birds. The author uses the softest touch of humour, and the animals highlight the special qualities of Ollie. This book has educational value. ISBN: 0744504872. Our Book No: 30692. $10 AUD.

93. Osborn, Rick; Quinlivan, Julie (2000). Milli the Magpie. Sydney, Annandale: Envirobook. 32 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, minor creasing front cover & few pages, edgewear, copy 1. Children of all ages will love Milli the loveable magpie, who lives in a large red gum tree overlooking Sydney Harbour. Milli's adventures take her and her friends to the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Opera House and the Olympic stadium. The bright colourful pictures are delightful. ISBN: 0858811812. Our Book No: 20757. $10 AUD.

94. Osborn, Rick; Quinlivan, Julie (2000). Milli the Magpie. Sydney, Annandale: Envirobook. 32 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, minimal edgewear, copy 2. Children of all ages will love Milli the loveable magpie, who lives in a large red gum tree overlooking Sydney Harbour. Milli's adventures take her and her friends to the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Opera House and the Olympic stadium. The bright colourful pictures are delightful. ISBN: 0858811812. Our Book No: 20757A. $10 AUD.

95. Parker, K. Langloh; Backhaus-Smith, Rex (illustrator); Lang, Andrew (introduction); Marika, Wandjuk (introduction) (1978). Australian Legendary Tales: Being the Two Collections of Australian Legendary Tales and More Australian Legendary Tales Collected from Various Tribes (Reissue ed). Sydney: Bodley Head Australia. 188 pp. Hardback tall octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in good dustjacket), dark plum boards (little rubbed), black & white drawings, coloured top edge (slightly faded), reverse side jacket lightly foxed, small foxed patches flaps, spine & decorative edge near spine faded, slight edgewear, spine ends creased, tiny tear top edge). A reissue in one volume of two important 19th century folk tale collections: Australian Legendary Tales and More Australian Legendary Tales. The collections were first published in separate volumes in 1896 and 1898 respectively, appearing simultaneously in London and Melbourne. Australian Legendary Tales contains 31 stories, and More Australian Legendary Tales has 23 stories. Both have prefaces by the author and introductions by Andrew Lang and Wandjuk Marika. There is a native text of one story and a glossary. Many of the stories are about animals and birds. The stories in the first book are solely from the Narran tribe (New South Wales), known among themselves as the Noongahburrahs. Those in the second book are from a wider number of tribes, but Mrs Parker used only Noongahburrah names to avoid confusing the reader with different dialects. The chapter-head illustrations in this new edition have been specially commissioned from Rex Backhaus-Smith, the well-known Queensland artist. ISBN: 0370108418. Our Book No: 30715. $26 AUD.

96. Petersen, Diana; Richardson, Rich (illustrator) (1974). Byamul the Black Swan (1st NZ ed) [New Zealand Golden Book]. Auckland: Golden Press. Unnum 28 pp. Hardback square small quarto, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings, minor edgewear. First edition. A children's picture story about a black swan. SALE PRICE. Our Book No: 9743. $10 AUD.

97. Phillips, Linda (1931). Bush Lyrics: Four Australian Songs: High Voice [Imperial Edition no. 587: Plate B2074]. Melbourne: Allan & Co. 20 pp. Paperback small folio, very good condition, card cover (staples rusted), pages faintly toned as common, minor edgewear. Sheet music for four Australian bush songs: Wattle Tree - Bird Call - Bracken Brown - Where the Coloured Parrot Flies. Our Book No: 16341. $10 AUD.

98. Photogravures (1935). Australians. City Not Stated: Photogravures Pty Ltd. Unnum 14 pp. Paperback oblong quarto, good condition, stapled, pictorial thick card covers & pages, colour drawings, internally stapled, spine little rubbed, edges little foxed, staples rusted, minor edgewear corners. A delightful children's book of colorfully illustrated drawings with short descriptions about Australian wildlife. The animals and birds include: koalas, dingo, wombat, kangaroo, possums, platypus, wallaby, iguana, Leadbeater cockatoo, white cockatoo, crimson parrot, lyre bird, magpie, kookaburra, emu, and blue wren. (Estimated date, 1930s, Trove. Muir 374. ). Our Book No: 40349. $30 AUD.

99. Prenzler, Pippa; Stuart, Emma (2010). Smiley's Lost Laugh (1st ed). Sydney, Alexandria: Kirkton Park Press. 31 pp. Hardback wide small quarto, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings (many full-page), few tiny bumps edges, bookplate front pastedown. This beautiful book is about a kookaburra named Smiley who has lost his laugh. He was grumpy and whiny the moment he was hatched. The bright drawings will make any age smile long before they finish Smiley's story. ISBN: 9781921378614. Our Book No: 15850. $15 AUD.

100. Pulman, Felicity; Jenkins, David (photographer) (2013). The Little Penguins of Manly. Sydney: Felicity Pulman / Enviroprint Australia (Printer). 46 pp. Hardback oblong quarto, no jacket, pictorial cover, very good condition, colour photos (many full-page), top corners covers bumped, small area top corner endpaper rubbed. This book is about the little penguins of Manly, New South Wales. Anna & Toby are part of the Penguin Wardens Team, and in this wonderful informative book they tell the stories of the penguins, and their important role keeping the penguins safe. This is the only mainland breeding colony in NSW. Conservation and management are also covered, and how the penguin is coping with an environment increasingly affected by humans. This very special book will interest students, teachers and general readers. The book is printed on 100% recycled post consumer FSC Ecostar Gloss paper and made carbon neutral. ISBN: 9780987570802. Our Book No: 29616. $30 AUD.

101. Radford, Elaine; Axelrod, Herbert R. (editor) (1999). Parakeets Yearbook [Budgerigars]. Neptune City, NJ: TFH: T. F. H. Publications. 64 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, glossy paper, colour text-photos. (Estimated date: 1999.) All you need to know about keeping the beautiful Australian bird (budgerigars) as a pet, known as parakeets in the United States. A complete reference book in magazine form. ISBN: 0793819822. Our Book No: 11398. $10 AUD.

102. Re, Loretta; Brown, Aileen (illustrator) (1986). Flying South (1st ed). Sydney: William Collins. 24 pp. Hardback square quarto, very good condition, pictorial cover, full-page colour drawings. A beautiful children's picture story about two pelicans named Willi and Millimurro who live on a lake in the desert. The delightful full-page illustrations will interest children of all ages. ISBN: 0001843591. Our Book No: 21007. $22 AUD.

103. Rees, Leslie; Cunningham, Walter (illustrator) (1983). Karrawingi the Emu [Australian Nature Series]. Sydney: Lansdowne. 43 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, pictorial boards, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), full-page colour drawings, single-colour drawings, minimal edgewear jacket, few tiny dents top edge. A delightful Australian children's book about an an emu named Karrawingi. He has many exciting adventures and many lessons to learn about danger. ISBN: 0701817488. Our Book No: 23417. $12 AUD.

104. Rees, Leslie; Hutchings, illustrator (1978). Digit Dick and the Tasmanian Devil (Reprint ed). Sydney: Ure Smith. Unnum 28 pp. Hardback quarto, no jacket, good plus condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings, spine ends little chipped, cover corners little bumped, tiny scuff top edge near spine front & rear covers, tiny tear fore-edge bottom corner front cover, slight loss top corner rear cover, owner's written name title page. This Digit Dick adventure takes Digit Dick and his beautiful budgerigar named Bosca to Tasmania. They both meet many animals along the way before finding a Tassie Devil. The long text would suit older children, and the delightful illustrations (Bosca is bigger than Digit) would delight any age. ISBN: 0725404442. Our Book No: 28557. $18 AUD.

105. Rees, Leslie; Watson, Patrick (illustrator) (1988). The Story of Kurri Kurri the Kookaburra (3rd stated ed). Sydney, Frenchs Forest: Child & Associates Publishing. 48 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), pictorial cover, colour drawings (some full-page, few black & white), minor edgewear. Third edition. Kurri Kurri was a kookaburra who lived in the bush in eastern Australia. One day after he had learnt to laugh, but before he could fly, Kurri Kurri and his friend Karloo were kidnapped by men. They were taken all the way across the country to Blackswanland. This story tells how Karloo, and later Kurri Kurri, escaped into the bush and started a family of their own. The beautiful illustrations will delight young and old. (Originally published, 1948.). ISBN: 0867771895. Our Book No: 21232. $20 AUD.

106. Reilly, Pauline (1978). Fairy Penguins: A Brief Life History with Photographs (2nd or revised, reprint ed). Hampton, VIC: P. N. Reilly. Unnum 32 pp. Paperback small, card cover, stapled pamphlet, very good condition, black & white text-photos, minor edgewear. Based on the work by the Penguin Study Group at Phillip Island, Victoria. ISBN: 0959882820. Our Book No: 5787. $10 AUD.

107. Roberts, Sonia (1972). Bird-keeping and Birdcages: A History (1st ed). Newton Abbot, Devon: David & Charles. 143 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white text-photos, light foxing endpapers, minor edgewear jacket. Describes the aesthetics and mechanics of birdcage and aviary design. How does this reflect relationships between man and bird? With the help of period pictures, describes an aspect of British social history that will interest bird enthusiasts, designers, architects and anyone concerned with changing fashions - right up to today's budgerigar cult. Includes hints for collectors of cages and aviaries. ISBN: 0715355988. Our Book No: 23739. $10 AUD.

108. Rogers, Danny I.; Piersma, Theunis; Van de Kam, Jan (photographer) (2003). Life Along Land's Edge: Wildlife on the Shore of Roebuck Bay, Broome (1st ed). Kensington, WA: Department of Conservation and Land Management. 161 pp. Hardback oblong quarto, no jacket as issued, pictorial cover, very good plus condition, colour text-photos (many full-page), tiny bump base spine. Heavy. This wonderful book explores the bay's special wildlife and the unique and colourful town of Broome alongside it - its massive tides, monsoonal climate, pearling history and special Aboriginal heritage. Roebuck Bay is one of only a dozen or so areas in the world with huge intertidal flats rich in shorebirds, including many from as far afield as Siberia. It lies on the receiving end of the most species-rich of all shorebird flyways, and these shorebirds end up in the most biodiverse marine province in the world. ISBN: 0730755401. Our Book No: 26568. $30 AUD.

109. Sandrel, Micheline; Durand, Paul (illustrator) (1972). The Mystery Owl. London: Tom Stacey. Unnum 24 pp. Hardback small folio (31.5 x 24 cm), no jacket as issued, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings, cover corners little worn. A beautifully illustrated children's story about an owl. ISBN: 0854682805. Our Book No: 3106. $15 AUD.

110. Sandrel, Micheline; Durand, Paul (illustrator) (1972). The Mystery Owl (1st English ed). London: Tom Stacey. Unnum 24 pp. Hardback small folio (31.5 x 24 cm), no jacket as issued, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings, edgewear, bottom corner rear cover little bumped, copy 2. A beautifully illustrated children's story about an owl. (1 of 2 available copies.). ISBN: 0854682805. Our Book No: 3106A. $15 AUD.

111. Slater, Pat; Slater, Peter (illustrator) (1979). The Observer's Book of Birds of Australia. Sydney / London: Methuen of Australia / Frederick Warne. 202 pp. Hardback very small, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour text-photos, few black & white drawings, spine lettering little faded, spine bumped, internally excellent. From the scarce Australian series of Observer's Books. Describes all families and 150 different species of Australian birds, plus introductory advice on observing birds. The entry for each bird consists of a brief description, common and Latin names, habitat, eating and breeding habits, and a colour photo. ISBN: 0454000774. Our Book No: 13288. $15 AUD.

112. Stevens, Lyla; East, Deirdre (illustrator) (1950). Animals of Australia in Colour. Melbourne: Whitcombe & Tombs. 61 pp. Hardback small quarto, no jacket, pictorial board cover, very good condition, edges little worn, full-page colour drawings, flyleaves & rear pastedown lightly toned, tiny tear spine, owner's written name & details. (Estimated publication date, 1950.) This very informative and well illustrated book describes the many very special animals that are found in Australia. Our Book No: 24096. $15 AUD.

113. Thiele, Colin; De Paauw, Wendy (illustrator) (1992). The Australian ABC (Reprint ed). Sydney: Weldon Kids. Unnum 32 pp. Paperback oblong quarto, very good condition, full-page colour drawings, few small creases & dents covers, minor edgewear. An Australian picture book, using Australian native animals to spell out the letters of the alphabet. The beautiful full-page colour drawings of Australian animals and birds will delight children and adults. A very special book to have as part of any children's collection. ISBN: 1863021825. Our Book No: 20520A. $10 AUD.

114. Thompson, Ann-Maree; Thompson, Jan (illustrator) (2013). Bizi the Musk Duck of Barren Box Swamp (Reprint ed). Sydney: Ann-Maree Thompson / Printed by Dashing Print. Unnum 32 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, covers & spine little creased, minor edgewear corners, autograph (author's & illustrator's written dedications inside front cover). Shortlisted for Environment Award For Children's Literature. This beautiful book is about a Musk Duck named Bizi (Biziura Lobata), who becomes very upset when he finds that his swamp is dying. He sets about to save his home. Based on the true environmental success story of Barren Box Swamp near Griffith, New South Wales. A wonderful book for any age, and a great teacher resource. ISBN: 9780646904986. Our Book No: 29798. $30 AUD.

115. Ticehurst, Norman F (1909). A History of the Birds of Kent. London: Witherby & Co. 568 pp. Hardback very thick octavo (22.7 x 16.5 cm), no jacket, good plus condition, original black cloth cover (gilt spine lettering), top edge gilt, black & white photos (including frontispiece), foldout colour map at rear, fore-edge & bottom edge untrimmed, flyleaves toned, edges little toned & foxed, corners slightly bumped, bookplate front pastedown (blank). Heavy (1.4 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. Most of this book, by a zoologist, is a detailed and referenced one-by-one description of each bird species in Kent, England. The beginning of the book contains a bibliography, a list of subscribers, and an introductory chapter (including topography, geology, vegetation, museums, previous writers). Still highly regarded today. SALE PRICE. Our Book No: 12589A. $80 AUD.

116. Tiffany, Carrie (2013). Mateship with Birds (Reprint ed). Sydney: Picador. 211 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, single black & white photo, minor edgewear. prize-winning Australian novel set on a farm on the outskirts of an Australian country town in the 1950s. This is a novel about young lust and mature love. On one small farm in a vast ancient landscape, a collection of misfits question the nature of what a family can be. Winner NSW Premier's Literary Award for Fiction 2013, The Stella Prize 2013, Shortlisted Miles Franklin Literary Award 2013. ISBN: 9781742610764. Our Book No: 29303. $15 AUD.

117. Timmers, Leo (2010). Crow (1st Australian ed). Sydney, Mascot: Koala Books. Unnum 28 pp. Paperback small square quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, top corner rear cover creased, light creases internal pages, minor edgewear. A children's picture story about a crow who wanted to make friends with the small birds. Everyone is afraid of him, so he tries to change his colour. The easy-to-read text and bright illustrations suits all ages. (Translated from the Dutch.). ISBN: 9780864618177. Our Book No: 28684. $15 AUD.

118. Trezise, Percy (1987). The Owl People (1st ed). Sydney: William Collins. Unnum 30 pp. Hardback square quarto, no jacket as issued, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings, tiny rubbed patch front free flyleaf, spine little faded. First edition. A beautifully illustrated children's picture book (from Aboriginal mythology) about the white-faced owl and the red mopoke owl who were brothers, and with their two sisters were travelling north looking for their grandmother, the old mopoke woman. Along the way they have many adventures. ISBN: 0001844857. Our Book No: 27938. $30 AUD.

119. Tulloch, Roger; Stapleton, Rory (illustrator) (1997). Bill Bilby and Friends: Australian Nonsense Verse (1st ed). City Not Stated: Axiom. Unnum 28 pp. Hardback small wide quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), pictorial cover, illustrated endpapers, full-page colour drawings, slight edgewear (edges little rubbed, minor creases & scratches), cover creased spine edge, boards little rubbed, non-author written dedication free flyleaf. Delightful children's picture story about Australian animals and birds. Told in verse. The author has been writing poetry for years, to amuse his children and grandchildren. This is the first time his poetry has been published and he hopes that everyone who reads his book will love it. The big colourful drawings by Rory Stapleton will appeal to all ages. This is the first children's picture book he has illustrated. ISBN: 0947338861. Our Book No: 30666. $20 AUD.

120. University Press, Oxford (1943). A Picture Book of Birds. [Oxford]: Oxford University Press. 20 pp. Paperback trade, stapled pamphlet (staples rusted), card cover, good condition, colour drawings, edgewear spine & corners. Estimated date: 1943 (Oxford University Library catalogue). A small children's picture book about birds. Each bird is illustrated by four sketches: male, female, young, egg. Our Book No: 8079. $10 AUD.

121. Vaughan, Marcia; Lofts, Pamela (illustrator) (2012). Snug as a Hug: An Australian Lullaby (1st p/b ed). Sydney, Gosford: Scholastic Australia. Unnum 18 pp. Paperback small wide quarto, good condition, colour drawings, crease base of spine & bottom edge rear cover & some pages, minor creases elsewhere, minor edgewear & spinewear. This beautiful well-loved children's picture book has rhyming verses and colourful illustrations of Australian animals and birds. In the author's note she states that only in fiction would the animals sleep at night. In real life, wombats, fruit bats, bandicoots and many other animals are nocturnal, sleeping during the day and becoming active at night. An ideal book for reading aloud sharing or for quiet individual enjoyment. Suggested by publisher for pre-school age. ISBN: 9781742835228. Our Book No: 30684. $10 AUD.

122. Verite, Marcelle; Ivanovsky, Elisabeth (illustrator) (1968). Tip Tip in the Sun (1st English ed). London: Geoffrey Chapman. Unnum 24 pp. Hardback small quarto, no jacket, good condition, pictorial boards, colour drawings, boards lightly scratched, spine ends lightly worn, two small sections rear fore-edge worn, few tiny dents top edge, hinges little loose (pages firm), staples rusted, owner's written name & address front pastedown. Charming collectible children's story about a little sparrow who has many adventures and meets lots of new friends. The easy to read text and charming drawings will delight adults and children alike. A lovely old book to have, or add to any others about Tip Tip. (SALE PRICE. Scarce. Apparently translated from Belgian French.). Our Book No: 23206. $15 AUD.

123. Vernon, Adele; Schneider, Dean (photographer) (1991). The Hoiho: New Zealand's Yellow-eyed Penguin (1st ed). Auckland: Hodder & Stoughton. 44 pp. Paperback square quarto, very good condition, colour text-photos, minimal edgewear. The story of the yellow-eyed penguin, named hoiho ("noisy shouter") by the Maori because of its distinctive calls and trills. It is native only to New Zealand, and is a reclusive forest dwelling bird. It is the rarest penguin in the world, and conservation attempts are described. ISBN: 034050837X. Our Book No: 20286. $10 AUD.

124. Visser, Helga (2011). The Bush Concert (1st ed). Sydney: Scholastic Australia. Unnum 24 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, full-page colour drawings, few creases along spine edge, top corner tip front cover scuffed, minor edgewear. Children's picture book about Australian birds who have a solution to the ongoing drought. The happy ending made everyone glad to have been involved in the concert. The large illustrations and easy-to-read text will delight young and old. ISBN: 9781862919150. Our Book No: 30665. $20 AUD.

125. Wall, Dorothy; Harris, David (1983). Horrie Kiwi and the Kids (1st ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 64 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (In very good dustjacket), colour & black & white drawings, minor edgewear jacket (crease top corner rear cover, faint foxing reverse side), minimal foxing top edge, bottom edge little rubbed, non-author written dedication. This delightful children's picture story is about Horrie the Kiwi who seemed to always have disasters happen to him - however, he eventually manages to live happily ever after. This book was written over forty years ago but was not published, probably because of wartime restrictions which made colour printing impossible. Now Dorothy Wall's clear and lovely colour and black and white illustrations can be seen in all their beauty, alongside a text brought amusingly up to date by David Harris, and can be enjoyed by young children everywhere. ISBN: 0207147345. Our Book No: 27516. $15 AUD.

126. Wallace, Ian (1986). The Sparrow's Song. Canada: Viking / Penguin Books. Unnum 28 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), full-page colour drawings, faint foxing reverse side jacket (minor edgewear, lightly scratched). The authors glowing illustrations add emotional richness and clarity to this heartwarming children's picture tale. Set in Niagara Falls in the early 1900s, this beautiful story is about love, forgiveness and the gift of life. ISBN: 0670814539. Our Book No: 24817. $10 AUD.

127. Ward, Helen (2008). The King of the Birds (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Five Mile Press. Unnum 36 pp. Paperback oblong quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, bottom corner creased front cover, tiny scuff top edge front cover, minor edgewear. A colourful children's picture story about a competition between birds to find the biggest bird. ISBN: 9781742112190. Our Book No: 25872. $10 AUD.

128. Watson, Ina; Cunningham, Walter (illustrator) (1955). Silvertail: The Story of a Lyrebird (Reissue ed). Sydney: John Sands / Distributed by Ure Smith. Unnum 42 pp. Hardback wide octavo, dustjacket, good condition (in good plus dustjacket), pictorial cover, full-page colour drawings, small black & white drawings, tide marks bottom spine corner covers & jacket (previous water contact now dry), front flap jacket little thinned, minor edgewear, internally very good condition. A collectible children's picture story about the life history of a family of lyrebirds living in the hills of Southern Victoria. This is the reprint edition, undated (1950s), containing jacket design printed on the boards, and distributed by Ure Smith. Our Book No: 15281. $10 AUD.

129. Watts, Alfred Bridge (editor) (1996). Birds of the Central Coast, Kincumber and Matcham. Berowra Heights, NSW: Alfred Bridge Watts. 72 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, card cover, stapled, black & white drawings, minor edgewear. An account of the birds seen in the Kincumber and Matcham regions - and elsewehere on the Central Coast of New South Wales. Among them are the pelicans, the wood ducks, the honeyeaters, the cormorants, the fairy-wrens, the galahs, the magpies, the eagles - to mention just a few. Our Book No: 17547. $20 AUD.

130. Westlake, Lynelle Zita (2007). Ornella: The Owl Who was Afraid of the Dark (1st ed). Brisbane, Moorooka: Boolarong. Unnum 20 pp. Paperback small oblong quarto, very good condition, full-page colour drawings light creasing covers & spine, top corner little creased some pages, minor edgewear corners. A wonderful children's story about a southern Boobook owl named Ornella, who was very afraid of the dark, until she was scared by a violent thunderstorm that turned day into night, and she discovered what made the sound she was frightened of and had red eyes. A read-aloud story suitable for young children. Science facts about the life of the Southern Boobook Owl are embedded in the story of Ornella with the last page of the book describing the life cycle of this species of owl. ISBN: 9781921054754. Our Book No: 29621. $18 AUD.

131. Wild, Margaret; Brooks, Ron (illustrator) (2005). Zorro. Caracas, Venezuela: Ediciones Ekare / Edif. Banco del Libro. Unnum pp. Paperback large square quarto, very good plus condition, colour drawings. A classic children's picture story, written in the Spanish language, and published in Venezuela. An injured magpie and a one-eyed dog live happily together in the forest, until a jealous fox arrives to teach them what it means to be alone. ISBN: 9802573140. Our Book No: 14836. $20 AUD.

132. Wild, Margaret; Denton, Terry (illustrator) (2011). Big Red Hen and the Little Lost Egg (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Penguin Group Australia. Unnum 32 pp. Paperback small square quarto, very good condition, colour illustrations, top corner rear cover little creased. Children's story by Australian author about a very special hen who looks after everyone else's babies, but she really wants one of her own to love. The large colourful illustrations and easy-to-read text will appeal to any age. ISBN: 9780143504740. Our Book No: 29714. $13 AUD.

133. Wilson, Tommy (Uncle Anzac); Animators, Freelance (illustrator) (1995). Kapai and the Kauri Trees. Auckland: Random House New Zealand. Unnum 32 pp. Paperback small oblong quarto, stapled, very good condition, full-page colour illustrations, minor edgewear, staples lightly rusted, pencil impressions owner's name title page. This delightful story is about a kiwi named Kapai from New Zealand who wants to know why kiwis are birds but they cannot fly. The full-page very colourful illustrations bring this story to life, and will bring a smile to any face. ISBN: 186941263X. Our Book No: 27528. $10 AUD.

134. Winch, Gordon; Gristwood, Doreen (illustrator) (1992). Enoch the Emu (Reprint ed). Cairns, QLD: Childerset. Unnum 28 pp. Paperback square quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, corners covers little creased, minor edgewear. A beautiful children's picture story about a father emu who has to take care of the eggs when mother emu leaves home, and he tend to the nine emu chicks as they hatch! The clear bright drawings and simple text will appeal to children of all ages. ISBN: 0949130044. Our Book No: 21182. $14 AUD.

135. Wolter, Annette (1987). African Gray Parrots (A Complete Pet Owner's Manual) (1st English ed). Hauppauge, NY: Barron's Educational. 63 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good condition, colour text-photos, black & white drawings, minor edgewear. This book has all the important information about raising African Gray Parrots: feeding, behavior, health, breeding and much more. There are eight pages of full-colour photos plus drawings. ISBN: 0812037731. Our Book No: 2635. $10 AUD.