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1. Adams, H. G. (1890). Nests and Eggs of Familiar Birds: Illustrated with Sixteen Coloured Plates [Nests & Eggs]. London: Groombridge and Sons. 238 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket as issued, good plus condition, green cloth covers (embossed, gilt lettering), colour plates, all edges gilt, cloth cover flecked, spine little torn at base, minor edgewear, bookplate, owner's written name. An illustrated field guide to the most common birds in Britain. Unstated later edition (originally published, 1855). Our Book No: 4040. $20 AUD.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. Adams, L. & G.; Lopez, Frank (illustrator); Saxby, Maurice (consultant) (1979). How Emu Lost His Wings [SRA Australian Legend Series]. Sydney: Science Research Associates (SRA). Unnum 24 pp. Hardback quarto, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings, minor edgewear. ISBN: 057428205X. Our Book No: 16646. $20 AUD.

5. Adams, L. & G.; Olive, Barry (illustrator) (1982). Why Kookaburra Laughs at Dawn (1st ed) [SRA Australian Legend Series]. Sydney: Science Research Associates (SRA). Unnum 24 pp. Hardback quarto, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings, some glue marks pastedowns (during manufacture), minor edgewear, owner's rubber stamp, non-author written dedication. First edition. Children's picture story based on a Aboriginal legend about how the kookaburra got its laugh. ISBN: 0574282300. Our Book No: 4099. $16 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 ed). Sydney: Harper Collins. 207 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), colour photos, few black & white photos,very minor edgewear. 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. 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.

9. Braun, Trudi; Bendall-Brunello, John (illustrator) (2002). My Goose Betsy [Read and Wonder Series]. London: Walker & Co. 32 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, old price sticker mark on flyleaf, minor edgewear, cover photo differs from stock photo. A very appealing children's picture book packed with facts about a goose from the egg hatching to the life of an adult goose. The large colour sketches make this a very special book. ISBN: 0744562805. Our Book No: 20045. $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. $12 AUD.

12. Bruce, Jill; Wade, Jan (illustrator) (1996). Whose Chick is That? (Reprint ed). Sydney, Kenthurst: Kangaroo Press. 47 pp. Paperback quarto, stapled, very good condition, full-page colour drawings, minor edgewear corners. Australian children's picture story about birds, their chicks and eggs, where and how they live, what they eat and how they breed. The illustrations are beautiful and will appeal to all ages. It is a great fun-to-read book for older children, as well as providing some interesting match the baby chick to the parents for younger children. ISBN: 0864175760. Our Book No: 23499. $13 AUD.

13. Bunce, Wendy (1985). 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. (Estimated date, 1980s, Trove NLA catalogue.) A rare colourful Australian children's picture story about a galah that could not talk. Our Book No: 12981. $40 AUD.

14. Calcraft, Helen (1944). Uncle Dan's Bird Book (Profusely Illustrated). London: Harper of Holloway / D. Harper & Co. 47 pp. Hardback small, pictorial cover (gilt embossing), very good condition, colour & black & white photos, black & white & single-colour drawings, endpaper photo, map, slight wear spine ends, stickers, non-author written dedication to owner. Estimated date: 1944 (WorldCat). Cover and endpaper watercolour paintings are by noted bird artist C. F. Tunnicliffe (stated as exhibited in 1942 and 1943 respectively). The written dedication is dated 1945. Our Book No: 3872. $10 AUD.

15. Carter, Paul (2006). Parrot (1st ed) [Animal series]. London: Reaktion Books Ltd. 213 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, black & white & colour drawings. 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 book will be of interest to parrot enthusiasts and specialists, as well as to a more general readership. ISBN: 1861892373. Our Book No: 21851. $15 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. Clunies, Fergus; Morse, Pauline (1984). Birds of the Fiji Bush. Suva: Fiji Museum. 160 pp. Paperback very small, very good condition, full-page colour photos (paintings), top corner tips covers creased, sticker front free flyleaf, minor edgewear. Identifies every species of land bird known to occur in Fiji and Rotuma, together with their life histories. In all, 74 species are depicted in 66 colour paintings by Pauline Morse. Our Book No: 15347. $10 AUD.

18. Cole, Ida J. L. (1949). Koo the Kookaburra (Reprint ed) [Whitcombe's Story Books. no 360]. Christchurch: Whitcombe & Tombs. 40 pp. Paperback small, stapled pamphlet (staples little rusted), good plus condition, black & white drawings, small cover defect (during manufacture), front cover corner creased, minor edgewear. Estimated date: 1949 (G3046, reprint of 1941 edition). No 360 in the Whitcombe's Story Books series. Australian nature story for children and young adults. Anthony Horderns' sticker (Sydney department store) on front cover. Our Book No: 8967. $10 AUD.

19. 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, minor 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. $18 AUD.

20. 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.

21. 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.

22. 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.

23. 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.

24. 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.

25. 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.

26. Easom Smith, H. (1970). Bantams (1st ed) [Pet and Fancy Series]. London: Cassell. 128 pp. Paperback small, very good condition, black & white text-photos & drawings, minor edgewear. A practical and illustrated guide written for enthusiasts of all ages. This helpful book has basic facts for the beginner, and informed suggestions for the professional. ISBN: 030493416X. Our Book No: 20951. $10 AUD.

27. 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. $15 AUD.

28. 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. $16 AUD.

29. Ezra, Mark; Rowe, Gavin (illustrator) (1998). The Frightened Little Owl (Reprint ed). London: Magi. Unnum 28 pp. Paperback quarto, very good plus condition, colour drawings, faint foxing near fore-edge front flyleaf. A delightful children's picture story about a little owl named Little Owl who was afraid to fly. The easy-to-read text and beautiful illustrations will delight children & adults who are interested in these delightful birds. ISBN: 1854304275. Our Book No: 24675. $10 AUD.

30. Fleay, David (1968). Nightwatchmen of Bush and Plain: Australian Owls and Owl-Like Birds (Reprint ed). Brisbane: Jacaranda Press. 163 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white & colour photos, endpaper map, minor edgewear. Heavy. (Reprint edition, ISBN added.) The first definitive book on Australian owls, and also his personal odyssey over a lifetime studying Australian owls and owllike birds. Invaluable to bird-watchers, bird-lovers and to those who simply want to know more about Australia's wildlife heritage. ISBN: 070160168X. Our Book No: 1167. $25 AUD.

31. Fleming, Garry (1998). The Waterdragon and the Magpie-Goose (1st p/b ed). 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. $10 AUD.

32. Fox, Mem; Miller, David (illustrator) (1996). Boo to a Goose (1st ed). Sydney, Rydalmere: Hodder Headline. Unnum 28 pp. Hardback large quarto, dustjacket, very good condition, pictorial cover (in very good dustjacket), colour drawings, minor edgewear jacket (edge lightly creased), spine little faded. First edition. Australian children's picture story about a boy and a goose. The rhyming verse and large full-page 3D paper illustrations are delightful, and will appeal to any age. ISBN: 0340622539. Our Book No: 28308. $20 AUD.

33. Fraser, Bryce (editor) (1971). Sitting Duck: A True Story (1st ed). London: MacGibbon & Kee. 192 pp. Hardback 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. $16 AUD.

34. Frith, H. J. (1977). Waterfowl in Australia (Reissue ed). Sydney: A. H. & A. W. Reed. 328 pp. Hardback 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.

35. Gallico, Paul (1953). The Snow Goose: A Story of Dunkirk (Reprint ed). London: Michael Joseph. 31 pp. Hardback small trade, good condition (in good dustjacket), slight loss spine ends jacket (edges & corners little worn, spine little faded & rubbed, reverse side lightly toned & minimal foxing, small closed tear), spine ends bumped, spine lightly faded, label front free flyleaf. Originally published in 1941, set in the years preceding the evacuation of Dunkirk in WW2. On the desolate Essex marshes, a young girl, Fritha, comes to seek help from a recluse who lives in an abandoned lighthouse. She carries in her arms a wounded snow goose. Our Book No: 28072. $13 AUD.

36. 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. Estimated date: 1976 (Trove catalogue). Pictorial pamphlet of native birds in Western Australia. Our Book No: 4360. $10 AUD.

37. 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.

38. Giles, Barbara; Greenhatch, Betty (illustrator) (1983). Jack in the Bush (1st ed). Melbourne, Ringwood: Kestrel / Penguin Books. Unnum 28 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), pictorial cover, black & white drawings (mostly full-page), illustrated endpapers, edges & corners rubbed, top corners covers lightly bumped, spine faded, few small areas jacket faded (rubbed), endpapers lightly foxed & toned, rear endpapers illustrated, written & dated dedication. This children's picture story is about a boy named Jack who has a dream that he goes looking for the moon. The bush creatures help him to stay safe. The illustrator notes that all of the creatures in the book are to be found in south-eastern Australia. The easy-to-read text and large lifelike drawings will appeal to any age. ISBN: 0722657986. Our Book No: 27823. $15 AUD.

39. 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 & scuff 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.

40. Gould Group, compiler (2008). The Nestbox Book: Enjoy the Wonder of Nesting. Melbourne: Wilkinson Publishing. 80 pp. Paperback large thin octavo, very good condition, colour text-photos, single-colour drawings, cream background top part covers little faded, title front cover little faded, minor edgewear. This practical and helpful book is a guide to the selection, construction, instalment and maintenance of a selection of nestboxes for a variety of native Australian birds and mammals. ISBN: 9781921332265. Our Book No: 28896. $15 AUD.

41. 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.

42. Grihault, Alan (2005). Dodo: The Bird Behind the Legend. Cassis, Mauritius: IPC Ltd. 171 pp. Paperback small quarto, card covers (with flaps), very good condition, colour text-photos & drawings, few black & white & single-colour drawings & photos, minor edgewear, spine & title page little creased. This book looks at the various eyewitness writings, drawings, paintings and skeletal remains, which depict the Dodo (an extinct bird from the island of Mauritius) as it actually was, and helps us to understand how it was driven to extinction. ISBN: 9990338159. Our Book No: 26947. $28 AUD.

43. 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 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.

44. Hebert, Mary; Blythe, Philip (illustrator) (1995). Horatio Rides the Wind (1st ed). Sydney: Koala Book Company. Unnum 32 pp. Paperback oblong, very good condition, colour drawings, minor creasing covers & few pages, minor edgewear. Horatio the scarecrow longs to ride the wind in search of adventure. The colourful drawings and easy-to-read text make this a delightful children's picture story for all ages. ISBN: 1875846379. Our Book No: 21698. $13 AUD.

45. Hewish, Marilyn; Ward, Rosemary; Bugg, Rohan; Munday, David (2006). Birds of the Long Forest 1889 - 2005 (1st ed). Bacchus Marsh, VIC: Friends of Werribee Gorge and Long Forest Mallee Inc. 278 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, black & white & colour text-photos, top corner covers lightly creased, minor edgewear. Heavy (1.2 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. Long Forest is special in Victoria. Situated 50 Kms west of Melbourne, it has mallee and arid land flora. Birds here are unique. This beautiful book tells the story of 24 years of research in the area. It introduces us to the hundred year history of bird observation in the Long Forest, Toolern Vale, Melton and Bacchus Marsh districts. ISBN: 095812003X. Our Book No: 25982. $35 AUD.

46. 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.

47. 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.

48. 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.

49. Horniman, Joanne; Roennfeld, Robert (illustrator) (1996). Billygoat Goes Wild. Adelaide, Norwood: Omnibus / Scholastic. Unnum 28 pp. Hardback quarto, pictorial cover, very good plus condition, colour illustrations (mostly full-page), tiny dent front cover. A scarce 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. $20 AUD.

50. 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.

51. Hutton, Ian (1991). Birds of Lord Howe Island: Past and Present (1st ed). Coffs Harbour, NSW: Ian Hutton. 154 pp. Hardback tall octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white & colour text-photos, maps, minor edgewear jacket (tiny tear top corner front cover, spine lightly faded, lightly rubbed). This very special book details and illustrates, for the first time, all breeding species of birds, past and present. It also gives details about the history of bird collecting, the use of birds by residents of Lord Howe Island, and notes on locations of breeding colonies. ISBN: 0646026380. Our Book No: 26543. $20 AUD.

52. Jensen, Jo; Williams, Adrienne (illustrator); Morris, Jill (editor) (1999). Pipit [Sun Glider Series]. Maleny, QLD: Greater Glider Productions. Unnum 24 pp. Paperback oblong small quarto (with flaps), as new condition, colour drawings. A delightful children's picture story about a Richard's Pipit (a ground-nesting bird found in Australia and elsewhere) who protects her babies against the constant threat of a cat. ISBN: 0947304436. Our Book No: 1502. $10 AUD.

53. 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.

54. 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. $12 AUD.

55. 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.

56. Lindsey, Terence (1998). Parrots of Australia (1st ed) [Green guides]. Sydney, Frenchs Forest: New Holland. 96 pp. Paperback wide trade, card covers (with flaps), as new condition, colour text-photos (some full-page). This useful guide answers many questions about parrots. The many colour photos and informative text make this an ideal book for anyone interested in learning more about these fascinating birds. ISBN: 1864363061. Our Book No: 23294. $14 AUD.

57. London, Jonathan; Rand, Ted (illustrator) (1996). The Owl who Became the Moon [A Puffin Unicorn]. New York: Puffin Books / Penguin Books. 28 pp. Paperback large square quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, minor edgewear. While riding on a train at night, a young boy listens and watches as he passes by many creatures in their wilderness homes. Suitable for ages 3 - 8. Children's Book Committee Children's Book of the Year. The large colourful illustrations are delightful. ISBN: 0140549609. Our Book No: 20583. $10 AUD.

58. 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.

59. 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.

60. 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.

61. Malouf, David (1984). Fly Away Peter (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Penguin Books. 134 pp. Paperback, very good condition. 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.

62. McNutt, Mollie (1920). Songs of Bushland (Reprint ed). Sydney: Winn & Co (Printers). 95 pp. Paperback small trade, fair condition, illustrated card covers, yapp edges (cover extends beyond page margins), small pieces missing cover edges, little loss spine ends, covers little faded, minor foxing & light toning pages. A reading copy of a charming small book of poetry about Australia's bushland and the wonderful birds and animals the author loved. This book has has been well-loved in the past and would make a nice addition to an Australian nature book collection. Cover illustration: kookaburra and magpie in a tree. Our Book No: 26567. $25 AUD.

63. 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 (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. $15 AUD.

64. 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. $14 AUD.

65. Morris, Desmond (2009). Owl (1st ed). London: Reaktion Books. 216 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good plus condition, black & white & colour drawings & photos, minor 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.

66. 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, minor 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. ISBN: 9780864618092. Our Book No: 28178. $13 AUD.

67. Moss, Franklin; Cunningham, Walter (illustrator) (1956). The Dove and the Eagle [Sandman Library Book]. Sydney: John Sands. 30 pp. Hardback oblong, pictorial card covers, good condition, colour drawings, pages loose (at staples), piece base spine missing, scuff mark front cover, crease rear cover, edgewear (particularly bottom edge), pages & edges lightly toned, internally excellent, written name front cover (partly erased). Estimated date: 1956 (Trove catalogue). A children's picture story. The beautiful drawings will make anyone smile as they read what happens to a very clever dove family. Our Book No: 21655. $10 AUD.

68. Murrant, Margaret; Scott, Rod (illustrator) (1983). Furred and Feathered Friends (1st ed). Sydney: Lansdowne Press. 31 pp. Hardback quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), pictorial cover, full-page colour drawings, edges lightly toned, minor edgewear jacket (tiny scuff top edge). This beautiful children's picture book is about Australia's native animals and birds, and the importance of caring for them in their environments. The illustrations bring to life the character and appeal of these creatures of the wild. The book will appeal to young and old alike. ISBN: 0701815078. Our Book No: 27972. $15 AUD.

69. 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.

70. 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.

71. 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.

72. Newton-Cox, Andrew; Beverley, Deena (2000). Building Birdhouses: Practical Plans for Twenty Birdhouses and Bird Tables. London: Southwater / Anness Publishing. 64 pp. Paperback square trade (with flaps), very good plus condition, colour text-photos & drawings, spine faintly faded. How to attract native birds to your garden by providing the correct food and suitable accommodation. ISBN: 1842150170. Our Book No: 5497. $10 AUD.

73. Nilsson, Eleanor; Smith, Craig (illustrator) (1983). Parrot Fashion (1st ed). Adelaide: Omnibus. Unnum 32 pp. Hardback small quarto, no jacket, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings (mostly full-page), spine ends & top corners little bumped, cancelled EX-LIBRARY (library stamps, spine label, rear pocket). A wonderful children's picture story about a group of parrots who were in separate cages in the zoo, and the zoo staff decided to put them all together in an aviary. The parrots were unhappy being together, so they were put back into separate cages until the parrots decided they preferred to be together. The bright colourful drawings will delight any age. ISBN: 0949641138. Our Book No: 27448. $15 AUD.

74. Odgers, Sally; Reece, James (1999). Syd and the Bad Example (Reprint ed). Sydney: Scholastic. 32 pp. Paperback wide octavo, as new condition, colour drawings. Children's story based on the mascots of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games: Syd (a platypus), Millie (echidna) and Olly (kookaburra). Syd is so keen to help the athletes that he overdoes his training. It is up to Millie and Olly to show him a better way to do things. ISBN: 1865040754. Our Book No: 7735. $10 AUD.

75. Odgers, Sally; Reece, James (2000). Olly and the Long Way Home. Sydney: Scholastic. 32 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good condition, colour drawings, rear cover little creased, old price marks. Children's story based on the mascots of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games: Syd (a platypus), Millie (echidna) and Olly (kookaburra). ISBN: 1865040835. Our Book No: 3148. $13 AUD.

76. Odgers, Sally; Reece, James (2000). Millie and the Horses. Sydney: Scholastic. 32 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good condition, colour drawings. Children's story based on the mascots of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games: Syd (a platypus), Millie (echidna) and Olly (kookaburra). There is a problem in the stables of the Australian equestrian team. The horses are not happy and not performing. So Millie is called in to sort things out. ISBN: 1865040797. Our Book No: 11905. $12 AUD.

77. Osborn, Rick; Quinlivan, Julie (2000). Milli the Magpie (1st ed). Sydney, Annandale: Envirobook. 32 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, creasing front cover, minor creasing few pages, edgewear. 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. $13 AUD.

78. Osborn, Rick; Quinlivan, Julie (2000). Milli the Magpie (1st ed). Sydney, Annandale: Envirobook. 32 pp. Paperback quarto, very good plus condition, colour drawings, minor 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. $14 AUD.

79. 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. Our Book No: 9743. $10 AUD.

80. Pitcher, Caroline; Macnaughton, Tina (illustrator) (2008). The Littlest Owl (1st ed). Sydney: Koala Book Company. Unnum 28 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good plus condition, full-page colour drawings. A beautiful children's picture story about a baby owl and his struggles to learn to fly. The bright full-page illustrations will bring a smile to children and adults alike. ISBN: 9780864617910. Our Book No: 22958. $13 AUD.

81. 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.

82. Proctor, Julie; Champ, Mike (illustrator) (1987). The Story of Expo Oz. Redcliffe, QLD: Australian Gift and Souvenir Supplies. 32 pp. Paperback oblong quarto, very good condition, bright full-page colour drawings, covers & corner tips little creased, minor edgewear. A hard-to-find children's picture book published for the World Expo 1988. The beautiful illustrations and simple text make this a delightful book for any age. Oz Platypus wins a contest against other bush animals to become the mascot for the World Expo. ISBN: 0731621484. Our Book No: 21331. $17 AUD.

83. Purnell, Kathryn; Edgar, Julie (illustrator) (2000). Feathers: Australian Bird Poems. Sydney: Safar Publishing. 36 pp. Paperback trade, card cover, very good plus condition, black & white drawings. Bird poems and sketches make this a delightful little pamphlet for bird lovers. ISBN: 0959013199. Our Book No: 20255. $10 AUD.

84. 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.

85. 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 scarce 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. $25 AUD.

86. Reboul, Helen; Barr, Gwen (illustrator) (1946). The Wrens. Sydney: Jno. Evans & Son Printing. 63 pp. Hardback wide octavo, no jacket, very good condition, pictorial cover, red cloth spine, sepia (brown-coloured) text & drawings (some full-page), new pastedowns, rear cover scuffed, corners worn, minor foxing front endpapers, minor edgewear, non-author written dedication. Delightful children's picture story featuring wrens, fairies, pixies and a rabbit. Our Book No: 3693. $23 AUD.

87. 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, minor 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. $25 AUD.

88. 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.

89. Rees, Leslie; Laroche, Sandra (illustrator) (1981). Digit Dick and the Magic Jabiru (1st ed) [Yowie Series]. Sydney: Lansdowne. Unnum 28 pp. Hardback quarto, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings, spine faintly faded as common, minor edgewear, owner's written name title page. Digit and his animal friends are off on another big adventure. The jabiru is an Australian black-necked stork. This is another one of Lesley Rees great adventure stories for children. The text would appeal to older children, or a special bed time story for younger children. The large colourful illustrations are delightful. ISBN: 0701815574. Our Book No: 2790. $13 AUD.

90. 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, pictorial cover (in good dustjacket), black & white drawings, colour drawings (few full-page), jacket torn top spine & repaired, minor edgewear. 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. ISBN: 0867771895. Our Book No: 21232. $15 AUD.

91. Rees, Leslie; Wilson, Margaret (illustrator) (1997). The Seagull who Liked Cricket. Perth: Cygnet Books / University of Western Australia Press. Unnum 40 pp. Hardback oblong small quarto, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings, some foxing prelim page. A collectible Australian children's picture story. This is the last picture story by Lloyd Rees, this time beautifully illustrated by a Western Australian artist. Have you noticed the flock of seagulls that stand around the field at a cricket match? Silver was one such bird. But there was more to her life than that. Tells the story of a special friendship between Silver and young Vic Vincent, and their shared passion for fishing and cricket - and the trouble it causes! ISBN: 1875560602. Our Book No: 3398. $15 AUD.

92. 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.

93. Reilly, Pauline (1983). Fairy Penguins and Earthy People. Melbourne: Esso BHP / Lothian. 92 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white drawings, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. A record of observations of the penguin colony at Phillip Island reserve, Victoria. ISBN: 0850911605. Our Book No: 11340. $10 AUD.

94. Roberts, Sonia (1972). Bird-Keeping and Birdcages: A History (1st ed). Newton Abbot, Devon: David & Charles. 143 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white text-photos, light foxing pastedowns & free flyleaves, minor edgewear jacket. Describes the aesthetics and mechanics of birdcage and aviary design, and how they reflect varied relationships between man and bird. With the help of period pictures, describes an aspect of British social history that will interest bird enthusiasts and the 'fancy', designers, architects and anyone concerned with changing fashions - right up to today's budgerigar cult. Hints for collectors of cages and aviaries are included. ISBN: 0715355988. Our Book No: 23739. $15 AUD.

95. Rogers, Danny [et al.]; van de Kam, Jan (photographer) (2010 (2008)). Invisible Connections: Why Migrating Shorebirds Need the Yellow Sea. Melbourne, Collingwood: CSIRO Publishing. 156 pp. Paperback oblong quarto, very good condition, colour text-photos, top spine lightly bumped, minor edgewear. A very special book about the millions of shorebirds who migrate each year from Australasia towards the tidal flats of the Yellow Sea bordering China and Korea. They use whatever strategies they can to survive the flight, weather the storms and find safe havens to rest and refuel on their long journeys to the breeding grounds in Siberia or Alaska. Jan van de Kam's amazing photos, together with the compelling words of his colleagues, illustrate the magnitude of the feats performed by migrating shorebirds and the vital need for the connections that bind them to habitats to be sustained. This book highlights the need for this unique and threatened habitat to be saved for future generations of birds and people. ISBN: 9780643096592. Our Book No: 28418. $30 AUD.

96. 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.

97. Sandrel, Micheline; Durand, Paul (illustrator) (1972). The Mystery Owl. London: Tom Stacey. Unnum 24 pp. Hardback large quarto, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings, corners worn. A beautifully illustrated children's story about an owl. ISBN: 0854682805. Our Book No: 3106. $15 AUD.

98. Sandrel, Micheline; Durand, Paul (illustrator) (1972). The Mystery Owl (1st English ed). London: Tom Stacey. Unnum 24 pp. Hardback large quarto, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings, edgewear, bottom corner rear cover bumped, copy 2. A beautifully illustrated children's story about an owl. ISBN: 0854682805. Our Book No: 3106A. $15 AUD.

99. Silva, Tony (1991). Psittaculture: Breeding, Rearing & Management of Parrots (1st ed). Ontario: Silvio Mattacchione & Co. 330 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), colour text-photos (few full-page), minimal foxing top edge, jacket little scratched (small dent). This is a comprehensive coverage of Psittaculture, and the author states that great care must be taken by the would be parrot owner because most parrots outlive their original owners. This is a beautiful book packed with information that would be a valuable addition to any avicultural library. ISBN: 1895270022. Our Book No: 29028. $30 AUD.

100. 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.

101. Small, Mary; Ingpen, Robert (illustrator) (1981). Night of the Muttonbirds (1st ed). Sydney: Methuen. 71 pp. Hardback small wide quarto, no jacket as published, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings, edges lightly foxed, tiny scuff base spine, pages faintly toned. First edition. A young boy named Matthew returns home to Cape Barren Island in Bass Strait. He has to choose between tradition and a reluctance to kill. Based on a true story. In March the families of Cape Barren go '"birding" as they have done for generations. A chance encounter with a conservationist, who has been banding birds on the islands for years, brings Matthew to a turning point in his life. This book and the people in it is based on fact, but the characters are fictitious. Suitable for older children. ISBN: 0454002297. Our Book No: 16885. $15 AUD.

102. 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.

103. Ticehurst, Norman F (1909). A History of the Birds of Kent (1st ed). London: Witherby & Co. 568 pp. Hardback (22.7 x 16.5 cm), original black cloth cover (gilt spine lettering), very good condition, top edge gilt, black & white photos (including frontispiece), foldout colour map at rear, untrimmed (page edges untrimmed), bookplate on front pastedown, flyleaves & page edges foxed, corners slightly bumped. 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. The beginning of the book contains a bibliography, a list of subscribers, and an introductory chapter (including topography, geology, vegetation, museums, previous writers). Our Book No: 12589. $100 AUD.

104. 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.

105. Tomlinson, Jill; Howard, Paul (illustrator) (2004). The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark (Reprint ed). London: Egmont Books. 93 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, black & white drawings. A wonderful children's story about a little owl named Plop, who was very afraid of the dark, until he spoke to many animals and people who assured him he had nothing to fear. A read-aloud story suitable for young children. ISBN: 1405210931. Our Book No: 23479A. $10 AUD.

106. 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.

107. 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.

108. Varey, Yvonne (compiler); Wright, Sheila (illustrator) (1994). A Selection of Australian Birds. Perth: Platypus Creek / Gallery One. 28 pp. Paperback trade, stapled pamphlet, as new condition, delightful colour paintings, glossy paper. A short guide to Australian birds, illustrated by exquisite watercolour paintings. ISBN: 0646192523. Our Book No: 3633. $10 AUD.

109. 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, pictorial boards, good condition, colour drawings, boards lightly scratched, spine ends lightly worn, two small sections rear fore-edge worn, few tiny dents top edge, hinges slightly loose, staples rusted, pages clean (no scribble), owner's written name & address front pastedown. A 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. Our Book No: 23206. $25 AUD.

110. 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 plus condition, colour text-photos, minor edgewear. This is 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. $14 AUD.

111. 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.

112. 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. $12 AUD.

113. 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.

114. Watson, Ina; Cunningham, Walter (illustrator) (1955). Silvertail: The Story of a Lyrebird (Reprint 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 front & rear boards, and distributed by Ure Smith. Our Book No: 15281. $10 AUD.

115. 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.

116. 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.

117. 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.

118. Wright, Maggie; Wrightson, Margaret T. (2001). African Grey Parrots: A Complete Pet Owner's Manual (1st ed). Hauppauge, NY: Barron's Educational. 95 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good plus condition, black & white photo, some full-page colour 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: 0764110357. Our Book No: 20427. $10 AUD.