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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.; Lopez, Frank (illustrator) (1979). The Koala Who Stole the Water [SRA Australian Legend Series]. Sydney: Science Research Associates (SRA). Unnum 24 pp. Hardback small quarto, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings, minor edgewear. Children's picture story about a thirsty koala who steals water from the waterhole, until the other animals banish him to the trees. But he gets the last laugh as he has plenty water in the trees by chewing the gumleaves. ISBN: 0574281940. Our Book No: 13421. $25 AUD.

3. Adams, L.; Adams, G.; Riordan, Chris (illustrator) (1979). The Whirlwind and the Frogs (1st ed) [SRA Australian Stories]. Sydney: Science Research Associates (SRA). Unnum 24 pp. Hardback small quarto, very good condition, pictorial cover, double-page colour drawings, pages faintly toned as usual, minor edgewear. Children's picture story based on folklore about Australian fauna. This charming book tells the story of the frogs and how they became afraid of the unseen noise. The large colourful sketches and easy-to-read text will delight adults and children alike. ISBN: 0574282327. Our Book No: 22896. $15 AUD.

4. 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.

5. Adams, L.; Adams, G.; Riordan, Chris (illustrator) (1979). Molok the Thirsty Frog [SRA Australian Legend Series]. Sydney: Science Research Associates (SRA). Unnum 24 pp. Hardback small quarto, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings, minor edgewear, owner's rubber stamp. Traditional Aboriginal children's picture folk story about the adventures of a frog. ISBN: 0574281657. Our Book No: 1571. $20 AUD.

6. Adams, L.; Adams, G.; Riordan, Chris (illustrator) (1979). Wowie the River Monster (1st ed) [SRA Australian legend series]. Sydney: Science Research Associates (SRA). Unnum 24 pp. Hardback small quarto, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings, minor edgewear. Children's picture book. Wowie is the biggest and most frightening monster that lived in the river many years ago. This legend tells how he battled the other animals and lost. Wowie's spirit still lives on. ISBN: 0574281886. Our Book No: 20049. $16 AUD.

7. 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.

8. Adams, L. & G.; McKenzie, Murray (illustrator) (1979). The Tale of the Platypus (1st ed) [SRA Australian Legend Series]. Sydney: Science Research Associates (SRA). Unnum 24 pp. Hardback small quarto, no jacket as issued, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings, tiny scuff top spine, spine ends lightly bumped, minor foxing endpapers, minor scratches covers (minor impressions front cover), owner's rubber stamp inside front cover. An enchanting children's picture story about a platypus named Little Mooka who was swept away from his family, and the many adventures he had before he made it back home safely. ISBN: 0574281665. Our Book No: 28754. $15 AUD.

9. 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.

10. Adams, L. & G.; Riordan, Chris (illustrator); Saxby, Maurice (consultant) (1979). The Tale of the Kangaroo (1st ed) [SRA Australian Legend Series]. Sydney: Science Research Associates (SRA). Unnum 24 pp. Hardback small quarto, no jacket as issued, good condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings, spine ends & cover corners little bumped & scuffed (small tears spine edges), black texta marks front flyleaf (covers owner's names). Australian children's picture story about the legends of why a wombat has a flat head, and why kangaroos have tails. Suitable for older children. ISBN: 0574282017. Our Book No: 28751. $15 AUD.

11. Aidmasta (1967). Sunny Stories: A Reader for Infant Schools (3 booklets). Sydney: Aidmasta Productions. 24 + 32 + 31 pp. Each issue (booklets 1 to 3): Paperback trade, stapled pamphlet (staples rusted), very good condition, card covers, colour drawings, edges lightly foxed, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear & rubbing. Australian children's readers, being the first 3 of 4 issued pamphlets. Book 1 features rhymes. Book 2 introduces double consonant blends. Book 3 has short stories. These small books would be great for children or adults who collect readers. (Estimated date, 1967, Trove catalogue.). Our Book No: 22060. $20 AUD.

12. Ainsworth, Ruth (1954). Fun, Fires and Friends (Stage One, Book 7) (1st ed) [Ruth Ainsworth Readers]. London: William Heinemann. 30 pp. Paperback thin trade, good condition, illustrated card covers, black & white drawings, corner tips covers & some pages little creased, pages lightly toned, slight loss top corner tip front cover, cover little loose (pages firm), minor edgewear. A school reader story about two boys named Sandy and Sammy, and their new friends Peggy and Bob. Bob likes to boast, so he does not get along with Sandy and Sammy at first. Our Book No: 29126. $15 AUD.

13. Ainsworth, Ruth (1954). Sugar and Spice (Stage One, Book 6) (1st ed) [Ruth Ainsworth Readers]. London: William Heinemann. 30 pp. Paperback trade, good condition, illustrated card covers, black & white drawings, spine ends little worn, top spine rubbed, corner tips little creased, front hinge little split (pages firm), pages faintly toned, small mark one page, minor edgewear. A charming school reader story about two mice who lived with a boy named Teddy. They escaped from their own mouse house and take up residence in a dolls house. Our Book No: 29125. $15 AUD.

14. 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.

15. Ainsworth, Ruth (1955). Black Bill (Stage One, Book 8) (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, slight bump base spine, two ink stripes bottom edge, minor edgewear. A delightful story about a rabbit named Snowdrop who was looked after very well by her owner, Susan. Snowdrop had some unhappy adventures with some wild rabbits whose leader was named Black Bill, when she left her home to follow them. Snowdrop does make it back home, and is very happy to be there with Susan. Our Book No: 29127. $15 AUD.

16. Aldridge, Alan; Willock, Harry (with) & Walker, Ted (poems) (1980). The Lion's Cavalcade. London: Jonathan Cape. Unnum 28 pp. Hardback small quarto, no jacket as issued, pictorial covers, very good condition, full-page colour drawings, edge last page little foxed, boards little rubbed, spine ends slightly bumped. 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 Lion's Masquerade and Elephant's Champetre", by A Lady (1808), a sequel to "The Peacock at Home". ISBN: 0224017012. Our Book No: 28023. $15 AUD.

17. Anonymous (1887). Stories and Pictures for Little Troublesome. London: Griffith, Farran, Okeden & Welsh. Unnum pp. Hardback very small, fair plus condition, pictorial cover, black & white drawings (engravings), pages moderately foxed, minor edgewear, bookplate. A quaint little illustrated book of stories about Britain for boys and girls. (Estimated date. Bookplate is a gift certificate to David Lamont, from Rehoboth Primitive Methodist Sabbath School, Forest Lodge [Sydney inner west suburb], dated 10-7-1887.). Our Book No: 3628. $15 AUD.

18. Archer, Jeffrey; Matthews, Derek (illustrator) (1980). Will Visits the Square World (1st ed). London: Octopus Books. unnum 40 pp. Hardback small quarto, pictorial cover, no jacket, very good condition, colour drawings (mostly full-page), illustrated endpapers, tiny closed tear bottom edge front cover. This charming children's picture story is about a boy named Willy and his nervous teddy bear, Randolph, and their search for Yo-Yo, the lost kitten. They find themselves in a fantasy square world where they meet the Fuzzies, Big Whoosh, Upsidedown Bird and the wicked monster Grumpfuzz. The bright illustrations will delight all ages. ISBN: 0706412001. Our Book No: 28074. $15 AUD.

19. Argent, Kerry (2010). One Woolly Wombat. Adelaide, Unley: Omnibus Books / Scholastic Group. Unnum 32 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, full-page colour drawings. A popular children's picture book that teaches counting from "one" to 14, as well as Australian native animals. ISBN: 9781862917095. Our Book No: 16968. $15 AUD.

20. Armitage, Kimo; Kaneshiro, Scott (illustrator) (2007). Limu the Blue Turtle and His Hawaiian Garden (Reprint ed). Hawaii: Island Heritage. 27 pp. Hardback small quarto, no jacket as issued, pictorial cover, very good plus condition, full-page colour drawings, illustrated endpapers, tiny bump top corners covers. This beautifully illustrated story will delight adults and children alike. Limu the blue turtle has a beautiful garden which he looks after. The seaweed tree from the Faraway-Forest becomes too big for the space and Limu with some help from friends finds a more suitable home for it. ISBN: 0931548640. Our Book No: 24956. $12 AUD.

21. Arthur, Ruth M.; Turvey, R. M. (illustrator) (1950). The Crooked Brownie [Whitcombe's Story Books]. Melbourne: Whitcombe & Tombs. 62 pp. Paperback, good condition, card cover, black & white drawings (some hand-coloured), black & white plates, staples rusted, cover base spine torn (archival tape repair), pages faintly toned, edges lightly foxed, minor edgewear, faint price sticker marks, rubber shop stamp, owner's written name. No 353 in this series for ages 8 to 9 years. A story about a brownie (small goblin). (Estimated date, 1950, McLaren no. 353e, G3721. Originally published in 1936 by Harrap, London. Rubber stamp of Anthony Horderns. Written name of Lynette Wood, Lakemba, Class 5A.). Our Book No: 16954. $20 AUD.

22. Axelsen, Stephen (1986). Eucalyptus Christmas (Reprint ed). Sydney, Lane Cove: Hodder & Stoughton. Unnum 22 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, minor creases covers, minor edgewear. A charming story about Christmas time and how the eucalyptus tree plays a very important part. Drawings by the author. ISBN: 0340401583. Our Book No: 27321. $10 AUD.

23. B, A. A.; Helumac; Glazier, Louise M. (illustrator) (1899). Australian Wonderland: A Fairy Chain. London, New York & Melbourne: Ward, Lock & Co. 75 + 4 pp. Hardback small quarto, no jacket, fair condition cover (internally good), original illustrated grey cloth cover (marked), black endpapers, black & white drawings (some full-page), spine ends chipped, some foxing many pages, edgewear (shows boards at corners), written & dated dedication half-title page. An illustrated Australian children's fairy tale. Muir 383. Picture of child riding an emu on front cover. It all started when Charlie Brendon was walking from Castlemaine to Muckleford, and while resting met some gnomes. Thus begins his adventures with bush animals, and including an underwater interview with Neptune. Our Book No: 16165. $250 AUD.

24. Baglio, Ben M. (1999). Kitten Crowd [Animal Ark Pets]. New York: Scholastic Inc. 118 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white drawings, minor edgewear. Young adults fiction. Mandy and her friends help save six kittens who need a home. ISBN: 0439051592. Our Book No: 24189. $10 AUD.

25. Baglio, Ben M. (2000). Doggy Dare (Reprint ed) [Animal Ark Pets]. New York: Scholastic Inc. 114 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white drawings, minor edgewear. Young adults fiction. Mandy and her friends help find a home for Scruff the dog. ISBN: 043905169X. Our Book No: 24773. $10 AUD.

26. Baglio, Ben M.; Howard, Paul (illustrator) (2000). Gerbil Genius [Animal Ark Pets]. New York: Scholastic Inc. 122 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, drawings, tiny scuff mark front cover, minor edgewear. Young adults fiction. Mandy and her friends help save a cleaver gerbil (pet rat). ISBN: 0439051665. Our Book No: 24477. $10 AUD.

27. Baillie, Allan (1986). Riverman. Melbourne: Nelson. 142 pp. Hardback small square, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), map, faint foxing top edge, slight crease front jacket (minor edgewear, tiny tear top corner, faint foxing reverse side). Tim has always been known as "Shrimp". In the rugged mining town of Zeehan, Tasmania, a four-foot kid is of no use to anyone. But the mine disaster of 1912 changed Tim's life dramatically and turns him into a man. He sets out with his Uncle Larry and a tough team of men on a dangerous voyage up the Franklin river. Life is hard and the river holds hidden perils - but Tim knows he must learn how to survive. ISBN: 017006753X. Our Book No: 22943. $13 AUD.

28. Balderson, Margaret; Haldane, Roger (illustrator) (1979). Blue and Gold Day (1st ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. Unnum 32 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, very good condition, pictorial cover (in good dustjacket), full-page colour drawings, black & white drawings, minor edgewear jacket (spine ends scuffed, top corners worn, closed tear top corner front cover, light foxing reverse side, spine creased), light toning pages, spine ends little bumped. Children's picture story - the sensitive text along with life-like illustrations by an award-winning artist, allows every reader to share with one little boy one of those special holiday days, a blue and gold day, when the whole world shines. ISBN: 0207137854. Our Book No: 27827. $12 AUD.

29. Barber, Shirley (1996). Tiger Tom and the Stolen Sapphires. Melbourne: Five Mile Press. Unnum 24 pp. Hardback large quarto, no jacket as issued, very good condition, pictorial cover, beautiful colour drawings, minor edgewear. This fast-moving children's picture story about Tiger Tim the kitten is brought to life by Shirley Barbers beautiful sketches. ISBN: 0867885017. Our Book No: 3912. $15 AUD.

30. Barber, Shirley (1997). Shirley Barber's Bedtime Stories: Fairytales for Young Children (1st ed). Melbourne: Five Mile Press. Unnum 32 pp. Hardback large quarto, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings, few minor creases, minor edgewear corners. First edition. This beautiful book, written and illustrated by Shirley Barber, contains seven magical fairytales, one for every night of the week. Each story introduces children to a wonderful new fairy friend, and features exquisite paintings by the author. ISBN: 1864631139. Our Book No: 9614. $14 AUD.

31. Barber, Shirley (1997). Shirley Barber's Fairy Book: An Anthology of Verse (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Five Mile Press. Unnum 32 pp. Hardback quarto, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings (some full-page), very minor rubbing top corner front cover, spine ends lightly bumped, copy 2. The enchanting full-colour sketches by Shirley Barber make this a delightful book for any child or adult. Most of the charming verse has been penned by Shirley herself, but some classic works by poets such as Robert Louis Stevenson, Alfred Tennyson and William Shakespeare are also included. ISBN: 0867889144. Our Book No: 21959A. $15 AUD.

32. Barber, Shirley (2002). Let's Look at Colours (1st ed). [Melbourne]: Summit Press. Unnum 16 pp. Hardback small quarto, very good condition, pictorial cover, illustrated endpapers, colour drawings, colour palette inside rear cover, spine ends little bumped, tiny scuff base spine. This book has vibrant colours and detailed drawings that will keep young children busy for hours. ISBN: 1865038083. Our Book No: 28128. $15 AUD.

33. Barber, Shirley (2009). Let's Look at Colours (Revised ed). Melbourne: Five Mile Press. Unnum 16 pp. Hardback small quarto, very good condition, pictorial cover, illustrated endpapers, colour drawings, colour palette front of book, top corners front cover & spine ends little bumped. This book has vibrant colours and detailed drawings that will keep young children busy for hours. ISBN: 9781742117874. Our Book No: 28129. $14 AUD.

34. Barker, Cecely Mary (2003). My Garden of Flower Fairies (Reprint ed). London: Frederick Warne. 45 pp. Hardback large wide quarto, dustjacket, pictorial boards, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), full-page colour drawings, minor edgewear jacket. Cicely Mary Barker is the original author and illustrator of the Flower Fairies books which were first published in 1923. This beautiful reproduction has all the drawings and text of the original book. The books have become classics of children's literature, and will delight young and young-at-heart. ISBN: 0723249261. Our Book No: 25890. $15 AUD.

35. Barker, House of (1941). A Surprise for Shirley [Joy Series, no. 7]. Melbourne: House of Barker. Unnum 12 pp. Paperback large quarto, pictorial card covers (staples lightly rusted), good condition, black & white & single-colour drawings, covers creased, pages toned, small tears spine ends repaired, minor edgewear. Estimated date: 1941 (Trove catalogue). Children's picture book about a six-year-old girl named Shirley who asked many questions, but did not find the answers until she was visited by a fairy in her dreams. A delightful old story, the drawings are wonderful and will bring real joy to children and adults alike. Our Book No: 22037. $15 AUD.

36. Barske, Dianne (2003). Two Bears There: The Story of Ahpun and Oreo (1st stated ed). Alaska, Anchorage: Publications Consultants. Unnum 28 pp. Hardback small quarto, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour illustrations, illustrated endpapers, few tiny dents rear cover. Children's true picture story about a polar bear named Ahpun, and a brown bear named Oreo, living together as buddies at the zoo. This beautiful book is the second in a series about the intriguing animals at the Alaska Zoo. Illustrated by the author. ISBN: 1888125497. Our Book No: 27258. $13 AUD.

37. Base, Graeme (1988). My Grandma Lived in Gooligulch (Reprint ed) [Picture Puffins]. Melbourne: Puffin Books / Penguin Books. Unnum 44 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, full-page colour & sepia (brown-coloured) drawings, base last page creased, cover corner tips little creased, minor edgewear. The first children's book (poetry) by the author/artist, who later wrote the prize-winning children's fantasy book "Animalia". ISBN: 0140509410. Our Book No: 3586. $10 AUD.

38. Base, Graeme (2002). My Grandma Lived in Gooligulch. Melbourne: Claremont / Penguin Books. Unnum 44 pp. Hardback quarto, no jacket as issued, very good condition, pictorial cover, full-page black & white & colour drawings, illustrated endpapers, spine faintly faded. The first children's book (poetry) by the author/artist, who later wrote the prize-winning fantasy book Animalia. The large illustrations will delight any age. ISBN: 0734304501. Our Book No: 3375. $12 AUD.

39. Batchelor, Lindy; Alderton, John (illustrator); Sutton, Emma (designer) (2001). Zooming in on Taronga (1st ed). Sydney, Annandale: Envirobook. Unnum 28 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, cover corners lightly worn, minor creasing covers, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written dedication to owner on title page). A children's picture story about a boy named Jordan who went on a photographic adventure to Taronga Zoo. Discover what Jordan does when he discovers that his photos are not what he expects. ISBN: 0858811871. Our Book No: 25146. $25 AUD.

40. Baume, Y. S. (1942). A Picture Book of Grammar. London: Frederick Warne. Unnum 38 pp. Hardback oblong, green paper-covered boards, red cloth spine, black & red text, black & white drawings, fair plus condition, inside covers lightly toned & little foxed, pages lightly toned, edges lightly foxed, minimal foxing rear cover, staples rusted, central page little loose (at staples), tiny scuff title page, cloth spine lightly rubbed & faded, rear board lightly warped, bookshop sticker inside front cover. (Estimated date, 1942 or 1950 reprint, Worldcat.) A charming old grammar workbook with many nouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs, pronouns and prepositions. Our Book No: 26411. $15 AUD.

41. Benedetto, Robert (1982). The Hawaii Journals of the New England Missionaries 1813 - 1894: A Guide to the Holdings of the Hawaiian Mission Children's Society Library. Honolulu: Hawaiian Mission Children's Society Library. 85 pp. Paperback wide trade, card cover, very good condition, black & white text-photos, covers little foxed & scratched, pages lightly toned as usual, thinned spot top corner rear cover (covered by sticker). Largely a handsomely annotated list of books and manuscripts in this library. Appendices provide a chronological list of missionary journals, a list of companies and individual arrivals, stations and missionaries, and tables on church membership and mission schools. Our Book No: 14376. $26 AUD.

42. Bennett, Rodney (1950). The Unexpected Christmas [Whitcombe's Story Books]. Melbourne: Whitcombe & Tombs. 80 pp. Paperback, good condition, card cover, black & white drawings (two hand-coloured), cover little marked (staples rusted), fore-edge little stained, patchy foxing edges, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear, shop sticker. No 368 in this series for ages 8 to 10 years. A story about preparing for Christmas celebrations. (Estimated date, 1950, McLaren no. 368, G2752. Anthony Horderns sticker front cover.). Our Book No: 16948. $15 AUD.

43. Bennett, Rodney; Aris, Ernest (illustrator) (1951). Adventures of Hoppity Bobtail [Whitcombe's Story Books]. Melbourne: Whitcombe & Tombs. 128 pp. Paperback, good condition, card cover, black & white drawings, staples rusted, covers toned (front cover scuffed), pages faintly toned, edges lightly foxed (some page edges also), minor edgewear. No 218 in this series for ages 7 to 9 years. A story about the adventures of rabbits. (Estimated date, 19xx, McLaren no. 218e, G3822. Originally published, London, 1942.). Our Book No: 16952. $15 AUD.

44. Bennett, Rodney; Whydale, E. Herbert (illustrator) (1953). The Marvellous Adventures of Percy Pig [Whitcombe's Story Books]. Melbourne: Whitcombe & Tombs. 114 pp. Paperback, very good condition, card cover, black & white drawings, staples rusted, minor foxing covers & edges, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear, rubber stamp. No 215 in this series for ages 7 to 9 years. A story about farm animals. (Estimated date, 1953, McLaren no. 215f, G3722. Originally published, 1935. Rubber stamp of Anthony Horderns.). Our Book No: 16949. $20 AUD.

45. Bently, Peter; Mendez, Simon (illustrator) (2011). Muddypaws Goes to School (1st ed). Bath: Parragon. Unnum 24 pp. Hardback large wide quarto, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), illustrated endpapers, full-page colour drawings, minor edgewear jacket. A delightful children's picture story about a very special puppy. Muddypaws follows Ben to school. The cute illustrations will bring joy to any age. ISBN: 9781445436807. Our Book No: 29046. $15 AUD.

46. Bindi-Bindi; Blackstock, Heather (illustrator) (1999). The Book of Australian Nursery Rhyme. Gympie, QLD: Bindi-Bindi Publishing. 56 pp. Hardback quarto, pictorial cover, good plus condition, colour drawings, tiny tear top spine, cover corners little bumped. An Australian children's picture book written in verse. The large bright drawings will delight children and adults of all ages. ISBN: 0646363123. Our Book No: 10578. $14 AUD.

47. Bingham, Lorna (1946). Tuckonie on Tour (From the Golden Boomerang Serial). Sydney: Winn & Co. 40 pp. Paperback small quarto, good plus condition, card cover, full-page colour drawings, small black & white drawings, pages faintly toned as usual, rear cover torn & repaired at hinge, edgewear (mainly spine), reverse side cover scuffed & small card laid down (written & dated dedication). Children's story based on Aboriginal legends and customs, and also based on the popular 1940s radio serial "Search for The Golden Boomerang". Hoadley's Violet Crumble prize advert on rear cover. Our Book No: 16254. $25 AUD.

48. Birchall, Brian; Hodgkinson, Hadley (illustrator) (1974). Kahu: The Cautious Kiwi (1st ed) [New Zealand Golden Book]. Auckland: Golden Press. Unnum 34 pp. Hardback small square quarto, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings, minor edgewear. First edition. Children's picture story about the adventures of a kiwi, New Zealand's flightless bird. ISBN: 0855582358. Our Book No: 2065. $15 AUD.

49. Birchall, Brian; Hodgkinson, Hadley (illustrator) (1976). James the Captain Cook Pig (1st ed) [New Zealand Golden Book]. Auckland: Golden Press. Unnum 34 pp. Hardback square octavo, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings, faint foxing pastedowns & title page, few tiny dents front cover. A charming children's picture story about a pig who gets lost from his family, and with a little help from some humans he finds his family and his home again. ISBN: 0855584041. Our Book No: 22852. $12 AUD.

50. Birkin, Andrew (2003). J. M. Barrie and the Lost Boys (The Real Story Behind Peter Pan) (Updated ed). New Haven, CT: Yale University Press. 324 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, minor edgewear, owner's sticker. Heavy. J. M. Barrie, novelist, playwright, and author of Peter Pan, led a life as magical as his famous creation. Childless in his marriage, Barrie grew obsessively close to the five young boys of the Davies family, becoming their guardian when they were orphaned. Draws extensively on a vast range of notebooks, memoirs, and recorded interviews with the Davies family. Originally published in 1979, this illustrated reissue has a new preface to mark the release of "Neverland", the film of Barrie's life, and the upcoming centenary of Peter Pan. ISBN: 0300098227. Our Book No: 13240. $20 AUD.

51. Bissett, Peggy; Drew, Anne (illustrator) (1947). Amber Mae Goes to Kindergarten. Melbourne: Whitcombe & Tombs. Unnum 62 pp. Hardback small quarto, pictorial board cover (red cloth spine), fair plus condition, colour drawings (few black & white), boards soiled & foxed (little distorted, scribble impressions top edge front cover), spine little torn & repaired, small piece removed rear pastedown, front free flyleaf toned. (Estimated date, 1947, Trove catalogue.) Delightful illustrated children's short stories about Little Poppet and her charming cat Henry Don't. Stories include: Amber Mae Meets the Alphabet; The story of Agnes Who Never Cleaned Her Teeth; Amber Mae and Henry D. Go for a Walk. Our Book No: 14139. $15 AUD.

52. Blashki, Pam; Pugh, Clifton (1985). Chai the Kangaroo (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Heinemann. 48 pp. Hardback quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), colour drawings (some full-page), faint foxing reverse side jacket, light rubbing base spine. Pictures by Clifton Pugh, text by Pam Blashki. Children's picture story about Chai, the pet kangaroo adopted by artist Clifton Pugh. This story is partly funny, partly sad, but told exactly as it happened. ISBN: 0858593831. Our Book No: 22413. $18 AUD.

53. Bohny, Nicholas (1982). The New Picture Book, being Pictorial Lessons on Form, Comparison, and Number, for Children Under Seven Years of Age, with Explanations [Facsimile Editions, Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books, Toronto Public Library]. London / Tokyo: Bodley Head / Holp Shuppan. 36 pp. Hardback oblong folio, very good plus condition, colour plates, pictorial board cover (red cloth spine), in cardboard slipcase. Facsimile edition. The 36 single-sided pages of colour drawings, two or three per page, each picture of familiar things, has a caption underneath asking questions about the picture. Originally published in Germany, 1850, then (English translation) in Edinburgh by Edmonston & Douglas, 1858. By German educator, who believed that children initially learn by doing and visualising pictures. Inspired by Froebel's Kindergarten movement, involving creative play. (One of a set of 35 handsome facsimiles in 28 slipcases.). Our Book No: 16943. $50 AUD.

54. Bolliger, Max; Lenica, Jan (illustrator); Bell, Anthea (translation) (1986). The Magic Bird (1st ed). London: Andersen / Hutchinson of Australia. Unnum 24 pp. Hardback small quarto, no jacket, very good condition, pictorial cover, full-page colour drawings, cover corners bumped, tiny tear at cover join to spine, spine ends little bumped, minimal EX-LIBRARY (rubber stamp & label remains inside rear cover), top corner tips few pages little creased. A children's picture story, being a German fable about reconciliation. The last giant and the last dwarf on earth spend their time tormenting each other until they unite to try to save a little bird's life. The bright drawings will appeal to all ages. ISBN: 0862641462. Our Book No: 27470. $20 AUD.

55. Bonn, David (editor); McKee, Sue (illustrator) (2001). Uluru Stories (2nd ed). Alice Springs: Tanami Press. 39 pp. Paperback trade, stapled pamphlet, very good condition, black & white drawings, reader crease spine, minor edgewear. The stories centre around animal and plant life that is very important to the Aboriginal people of the region. Uluru is a giant monolith located in the south-western corner of the Northern Territory of Australia. ISBN: 095777723X. Our Book No: 24223. $13 AUD.

56. Boomerang, Golden (1942). The Further Adventures of Tuckonie and Peggy (From the Golden Boomerang Serial). Sydney: Winn & Co. 32 pp. Paperback large quarto, good condition, full-page colour drawings, black & white drawings, no title page as issued, folding board game & counter cards centre pages, front cover very scratched & little stained, spine repaired (narrow black cloth binding), some patchy foxing, edgewear, copy 1. (Estimated date, 1942, Trove catalogue. Muir 696.) Includes board game (pages 16A & 16B, foxed reverse side, edgewear) and spinner & counters (page 16C, rarely found). Children's story based on Aboriginal legends and customs, and also based on the popular 1940s radio serial "Search for The Golden Boomerang". Hoadley's Violet Crumble prize advert on rear cover. Our Book No: 16264. $60 AUD.

57. Boomerang, Golden (1942). The Further Adventures of Tuckonie and Peggy (From the Golden Boomerang Serial). Sydney: Winn & Co. 32 pp. Paperback large quarto, good condition, full-page colour drawings, black & white drawings, no title page as issued, folding board game & counter cards centre pages, cover corners very frayed & repaired (front cover little creased, rear cover stained at base), spine repaired (narrow black cloth spine), patchy foxing, edgewear, copy 2. (Estimated date, 1942, Trove catalogue. Muir 696) Includes board game (pages 16A & 16B, toned & foxed reverse side, edgewear) and spinner & counters (page 16C, in facsimile). Children's story based on Aboriginal legends and customs, and also based on the popular 1940s radio serial "Search for The Golden Boomerang". Hoadley's Violet Crumble prize advert on rear cover. Our Book No: 16264A. $60 AUD.

58. Brash, Nicholas; Clyne, Densey; Frazier, Jim (photos) & Windus, John (Illustrations) (1987). The Watchers of Dar (1st ed). Sydney, Frenchs Forest: Lilyfield Publications. Unnum 32 pp. Hardback oblong quarto, no jacket, very good condition, pictorial cover, full-page colour illustrations, spine ends & cover corners little rubbed, light foxing few pages. This beautiful children's picture fantasy story is about a strange adventure for two children and their white dog inside a rainbow going through all the different colours. They find danger in some spots. ISBN: 0730102114. Our Book No: 27836. $15 AUD.

59. Brash, Nicholas; de Paauw, Wendy (illustrator) (1989). Alphacats (1st ed). Sydney: Century Hutchinson / Bow Press. Unnum 54 pp. Hardback quarto, dustjacket, pictorial cover, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), full-page colour illustrations, minor edgewear jacket. This beautiful book is a fun and unusual way to teach children the letters of the alphabet. Australian towns are added to some of the cat's names to make a rhyme, except the final letter which is something cats do a lot! ISBN: 0091696305. Our Book No: 27817. $18 AUD.

60. Braun, Trudi; Bendall-Brunello, John (illustrator) (2002). My Goose Betsy [Read and Wonder Series]. London: Walker & Co. 32 pp. Paperback square quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, sticker mark front flyleaf, minor edgewear. 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.

61. Breunesse, Caroline; McCreadie, Catherine (translator) (1997). Visiting Vincent van Gogh [Adventures in Art]. Munich: Prestel-Verlag. 28 pp. Hardback small quarto, pictorial cover, very good plus condition, colour drawings. This series opens up the world of art to children of all ages. This very special children's picture book visits the different places where the famous Dutch artist lived and worked, and shows how he saw the world which he captured in his brightly coloured paintings. ISBN: 3791318764. Our Book No: 25128. $12 AUD.

62. Briand, Pierre Cesar (1834). Aventures d'un Jeune Naufrage, ou Voyages d'un Petit Negre a Recherche de Son Maitre: Histoire Maritime Veritable Racontee aux Enfans par l'Auteur du Voyage d'un Chien. Paris: Librarie Enfantine et Juvenile de Pierre Maumus. 285 pp. Hardback small, very good condition, original brown leather cover (spine decoration & label), marbled endpapers & edges, black & white engravings (frontispiece, title page & two internal pages), minor edgewear, string bookmark, dated prize bookplate, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve (acetate). Title translation: "Adventures of a Young Wreck, or Voyages of a Little Negro in Search of His Master: True Maritime History Taught to Children by the Author of a Dog's Journey". A children's adventure story with an abolitionist message regarding slavery. Monsieur de Ternan, the French heir to a tobacco plantation in Marinique, is a reluctant slave owner, an enlightened man who has received his education in Philadelphia [where abolition of slavery was especially promoted]. On a voyage back to France with his African servant, Congo, the two are separated after a shipwreck in the Atlantic, and Congo must survive first in Cork (Ireland), then in London, before returning to the Antilles and gaining his freedom. (Estimated date, 1834. No copy available in Australian libraries.). Our Book No: 16845. $200 AUD.

63. Bridges, Hilda (1949). Connie of the Fourth Form [Whitcombe's Story Books]. Melbourne: Whitcombe & Tombs. 88 pp. Paperback, very good condition, card cover, black & white drawings, spine cover little faded (staples rusted), pages faintly toned, small ink stain fore-edge, faint patch title page (cover colour), minor edgewear, shop sticker. No 542 in this series for ages 10 to 12 years. A story about school children. (Estimated date, 1949, McLaren no. 542c, G3731. Originally published, 1930. Sticker of Anthony Horderns.). Our Book No: 16950. $25 AUD.

64. 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.

65. 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.

66. Browne, Frances (1951). Granny's Wonderful Chair [Whitcombe's Story Books]. Melbourne: Whitcombe & Tombs. 40 pp. Paperback, good condition, card cover (blue & orange on pale orange), full-page black & white drawings (including frontispiece), spine repaired, centre page spread LOOSE, staples rusted, top corner tip covers missing, pages toned particularly edges, minor edgewear. No 301 in this series for children of ages 8 to 9 years. A fairy story about a little girl named Snowflake and her very old grandmother Dame Frostyface. (Estimated date, 1951, McLaren 301l, no G number, printed by Purbrick (the last of 12 editions). Cover price: 5d. Originally published by Whitcombe, 1908, being an adaptation of "Granny's wonderful chair and tales of fairy times", London, 1856. Our Book No: 17009. $15 AUD.

67. 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.

68. Bruna, Dick (1997). Miffy at the Zoo (Reprint ed). Sydney: ABC Books. Unnum 28 pp. Hardback small square, very good condition, pictorial cover, full-page colour drawings. A children's picture story about Miffy's visit to the zoo. The delightful drawings and easy to read text will bring a smile to children and adults alike. (Original German edition originally published in 1963.). ISBN: 0733305555. Our Book No: 20864. $10 AUD.

69. Brunato, Madeleine; Wood, C. Dudley (illustrator) (1973). Worra and the Jilbruke Legend. London: Frederick Muller. 37 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), colour drawings, spine ends & bottom edges lightly rubbed, minor edgewear jacket (small mark front cover, rear cover little rubbed), owner's written name title page. (Estimated date, 1973, originally published Rigby 1972.) This children's picture story is about life in the Kaurna tribe of South Australia. It is seen through the eyes of Worra, the boy born on the night when the Wind Spirit raged. The author has combined careful research with imagination to tell an unusual story, based on the culture and lifestyle of a tribe which existed for countless centuries but has been long extinct. ISBN: 0584970471. Our Book No: 28495. $20 AUD.

70. Bucko, and Champs; Niland, Kilmeny (illustrator) (2007). Fair Dinkum Aussie Christmas (1st ed). Sydney: Scholastic. Unnum 24 pp. Hardback small quarto, pictorial cover, very good plus condition, colour drawings, CD in pocket inside rear cover. An Australian children's picture story. Singer/songwriters Colin Buchanan and Greg Champion have written songs for an Aussie Christmas. CD for the songs inside the rear cover. ISBN: 9781741690415. Our Book No: 27330. $10 AUD.

71. Bull, Peter; Irving, Enid (illustrator) (1982). Bully Bear Goes to Australia (1st ed). London: Bull & Irving. 32 pp. Paperback trade, stapled pamphlet, glossy card covers, very good condition, black & white drawings, minor edgewear, owner's rubber stamp, autograph (author's written dedication). (From library of Barry Humphries - his rubber stamp, plus written dedication from Bull to Humphries.) Based on the original Bully Bear created at the House of Nisbet, Dunster Park Winscombe, England. Bully Bear and his friends pay Australia a visit to attend a Legacy Conference, and to help solve some problems between teddy bears and koalas. A very funny little story that is suitable for all ages. ISBN: 0907648061. Our Book No: 21925. $10 AUD.

72. Buller-Murphy, Deborah; Durack, Elizabeth (illustrator) (1958). An Attempt to Eat the Moon and Other Stories: Recounted from the Aborigines (1st ed). Melbourne: Georgian House. 49 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, pictorial boards, illustrated end papers, very good condition (in good plus dustjacket), single-colour (grey & sepia) drawings, edge tears repaired jacket (reverse side toned, minor marking), minimal foxing endpapers. The 15 Australian Aboriginal legends in this book come from the now extinct Dordenup tribe of south-western Australia, among the remnants of whom the author spent her girlhood. The drawings capture the spirit of the legends and greatly enliven the narrative. [A previous customer reminds us that this Aboriginal community is not actually extinct.]. Our Book No: 25743. $30 AUD.

73. 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.

74. Bunug; Maralngura, N.; James, L. J.; Gentian, D. (1976). Djugurba: Tales from the Spirit Time (1st U.S. ed). Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press. 64 pp. Hardback oblong quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), full-page colour drawings, minor edgewear jacket (spine little faded, front flap scratched), minimal foxing edges. Children's stories written by Aborigines. The title (pronounced Jook-urr-pa) means everything concerning the Spirit Time, or Dreamtime, stories. This is the first time a group of Aborigines has written and illustrated some of their own myths and legends. This unique book brings together myths and legends from widespread areas and peoples, and is suitable for young and old. ISBN: 0253318084. Our Book No: 27946. $20 AUD.

75. Burrow, Aillen L. (1944). Little Shepherd: The Life Story of a Little Dog Founded on Fact [Whitcombe's Story Books]. Melbourne: Whitcombe & Tombs. 64 pp. Paperback, good condition, card cover (blue & orange on pale orange), black & white drawings (including full-page & frontispiece), spine repaired, pages toned particularly edges, minor edgewear, shop rubber stamp. No 410 in this series for children of ages 9 to 10 years. A story about the mysterious dog living among the sheep on Coolabah Station. (Estimated date, 1944, McLaren no. 410d, no G number, printed by Purbrick. Cover price: 8d. Originally published, 1922. Rubber stamp of Anthony Horderns department store.). Our Book No: 17008. $25 AUD.

76. Burt, Denise; Bishop, Tom (illustrator) (1974). Samuel the Stickybeak Anteater (1st stated ed). Adelaide: Rigby Limited. Unnum 24 pp. Hardback large quarto, no jacket, very good condition, pictorial cover, full-page colour illustrations, top corners covers & spine ends little scuffed. A wonderful children's picture story about a Spiny Anteater who loved to investigate everything which sometimes got him in trouble. However, one day he found that he could help to rescue Honey Possum when she was stuck in a hole in a tree after being chased by a cat. The simple text and full-page colour illustrations will appeal to all ages. ISBN: 0851798241. Our Book No: 29186. $20 AUD.

77. Burt, Denise; Ryan, Ron (photographer) (1985). I'm Not a Bear (1st ed). Sydney: Hodder & Stoughton. Unnum 28 pp. Hardback small wide quarto, jacket as issued, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour photos, top corner rear cover & spine ends little scuffed. A wonderful children's picture story about koalas, who are often wrongly called a bear. The simple text and full-page colour photos will appeal to all ages. This very special koala is giving his view on his real name. ISBN: 0340377992. Our Book No: 28755. $15 AUD.

78. Butler, Nina; Asseln, Roberta (illustrator) (1939). Billy in Search of a Tail. London: George G. Harrap. Unnum 24 pp. Hardback small quarto, good condition, pictorial boards, tan cloth spine, colour & black & white drawings, minor foxing & rubbing edges, pages lightly toned, minimal foxing inside covers & few pages, flyleaf lightly marked, cover corners little worn & bumped, boards little bent, minor edgewear, minimal biro marks inside cover. This charming children's picture story is about a very unhappy cat who wants to find a tail. Billy is a Manx and can't understand why he has no tail. He is happy to find that he is a very special cat who was born without his tail. The bright drawings will appeal to all ages. Our Book No: 28438. $20 AUD.

79. Butterfield, Moira; Mendez, Simon (illustrator) (2011). Muddypaws (1st p/b ed). Bath: Parragon. Unnum 24 pp. Paperback small wide quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, minor edgewear, few tiny creases covers & spine, minor edgewear corners. A delightful children's picture story about a very special puppy. Ben could not decide on a name, until his new puppy found his own name. The cute illustrations will bring joy to any age. ISBN: 9781445428147. Our Book No: 28097. $12 AUD.

80. Butterfield, Moira; Spoor, Mike (2005). Guess What, Dad? Sydney: Koala Book Company. Unnum 28 pp. Paperback square, very good condition, colour drawings, minor edgewear, few tiny creases few pages. A delightful children's picture story about a very special little bear and his dad. ISBN: 0864616457. Our Book No: 24923. $16 AUD.

81. Caesar, Max (1984). How the Sailor Rode the Brumby. Sydney: Collins. Unnum 28 pp. Hardback small quarto, very good condition, pictorial cover, full-page colour drawings, some minor scuffing. A traditional Australian ballad, here retold as a delightful illustrated children's picture story, and illustrated by Max Caesar. A sailor decides to become a stockman. His hilarious first ride on a horse, which he compares to a ride on a boat. ISBN: 000184315X. Our Book No: 13777. $23 AUD.

82. Caldecott, Randolph (1988). Come Lasses and Lads (Reissue ed) [Randolph Caldecott Series]. Poole, Dorset: New Orchard Editions. 22 pp. Hardback oblong, very good condition, pictorial cover, full-page colour & black & white drawings, faint foxing pastedowns. A delightful picture and verse book suitable for all ages, originally published in 1884 (written & illustrated by Caldecott). This new presentation re-creates the original book to charm a new, young audience. ISBN: 1850791104. Our Book No: 22146. $10 AUD.

83. Calhoun, Mary; Bonners, Susan (illustrator) (1981). Audubon Cat. New York: Eagle Library / William Morrow. Unnum 28 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, very good condition, pictorial cover (in very good dustjacket), colour drawings, minor edgewear jacket (little chipped, closed tear top spine, tiny piece missing base spine, flap clipped). This beautiful children's picture story about the adventures of Hilda the cat will delight cat lovers everywhere. Set in the Rockies, this story is full of fun and shows the author's love of all forms of wildlife. Beautiful illustrations show the beauty of a Western autumn and a very charming feline heroine. ISBN: 0688322530. Our Book No: 28010. $15 AUD.

84. Catterwell, Thelma; Stone, Derrick (illustrator) (1988). Aldita and the Forest (1st ed). Melbourne, Ferntree Gully: Dent Australia. Unnum 32 pp. Hardback small square quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), full-page colour drawings, minor edgewear jacket (light foxing reverse side). Children's picture story about a very special butterfly. A beautiful book written and illustrated with a message of how important it is to care for our natural heritage. The large colourful drawings and easy-to-read text will interest any age. ISBN: 0867700858. Our Book No: 25858. $15 AUD.

85. Chapman, Jean; Beck, Ali (illustrator) (2006). The Bush Jumper (Reprint ed). Sydney: ABC Books. Unnum 32 pp. Paperback wide small quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, bottom corner front cover creased, top corners front cover & a few pages little worn, minor edgewear. Children's picture story. Mitti the Koala does not like her new jumper, but her friends love its stripes. They all want to try it on, and that's when the fun starts. The bright colourful illustrations and easy-to-read text will delight all ages. ISBN: 9780733307492. Our Book No: 28001. $10 AUD.

86. Chase, Diana; Krantz, Valerie; Hummel, Heather (illustrator) (2000). Angel in a Gum Tree (Reprint ed). Perth, Fremantle: Sandcastle / Fremantle Arts Centre Press (FACP). Unnum 32 pp. Paperback small folio, very good condition, colour drawings, top corner tip little worn front cover, minor edgewear. An Australian children's picture book about an angel being sent to earth to find out why Christmas in Australia is very different indeed. The bright colourful illustrations will delight all ages, as the angel visits tiny outback towns, lonely islands, and big cities. ISBN: 1863683267. Our Book No: 1684. $18 AUD.

87. City Council, Willoughby (2014). There's Something in the Water: A Compilation of Children's Short Stories and Artworks [Wildlife Story Book Series]. Sydney, Chatswood: Willoughby City Council. 62 pp. Paperback small quarto, stapled, very good condition, illustrated thick card covers, colour drawings, top corner rear cover creased, white background lightly marked rear cover, base spine little rubbed, minor edgewear. This book of short stories is part of an educational project designed to facilitate 'kids teaching kids' about local wildlife in the Willoughby area on Sydney's north shore. Year 5 classes at each primary school in Willoughby were asked to focus on their local water catchment and the wildlife that depends on it. An educational talk was given to the students so they could learn more about the Willoughby waterways and the animals that live in ponds, creeks, the Lane Cove River, and Middle Harbour. The children then wrote a story (and created art) on a particular animal, and read the story to a younger student. This book contains the winning stories from the participating schools. ISBN: 9780646927251. Our Book No: 29042. $20 AUD.

88. Claire, Stephanie; Zofrea, Salvatore (1989). Three Golden Rainbows (1st ed). Sydney: Hodder & Stoughton. 47 pp. Hardback quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), colour & black & white drawings (some full-page), minor foxing reverse side jacket, spine ends & bottom corners covers little rubbed, minimal foxing endpapers, minor edgewear. A children's picture story about the search for the 14th Dali Lama. The story is set in Tibet, and the author who believes that children love a mystery with a believable main character, lives in Australia. The detailed drawings are by one of Australia's best known professional artists (who was born in Italy). ISBN: 0340419334. Our Book No: 28959. $15 AUD.

89. Clarence, Captain; Payne, Graeme (illustrator) (2003). The Very Cool Cats of Jacamasu. Grafton, NSW: Captain Clarence Enterprises. 54 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, full-page colour drawings, bottom corner tip front cover little worn, minor edgewear. A children's picture book with poems about cats. The large colourful illustrations and humorous poems make this a fun book. Suggested age 4 - 8 years. ISBN: 097503331X. Our Book No: 28632. $18 AUD.

90. Clarke, Dorothy; Studio, McAdam J. & J. (decorations) (1966). The Tale of Terrigal-Bill the Lizard. City Not Stated: Watkins & Murphy Pty Ltd (Printer). 46 pp. Paperback oblong, good condition, colour drawings, staples rusted, edges lightly foxed, edges & pages faintly toned, minor insect damage covers & few internal pages, minor edgewear. (Estimated date, 1966, Auslit catalogue.) A self-published children's picture story by Australian author, about a small lizard named Terrigal Bill. The story would interest older children, and the charming drawings would delight any age. Terrigal-Bill's family story is explained inside the back cover. Bill belongs to a large tribe of lizards called "Skinks". This wonderful book would enhance any book collection. The drawings bring the story to life. Our Book No: 28731. $80 AUD.

91. Clarke, Mollie (1946). The Four Cats [Little Things Series]. [Sydney]: [Ayres & James]. Unnum 14 pp. Paperback small quarto, pictorial coloured card covers, stapled (staples rusted), fair plus condition, colour drawings, small tear across spine & pages, covers & pages toned as usual, edgewear (small edge tears & corner creases), old price mark front cover. (Estimated date, 1946, Trove catalogue.) A delightful collectible book for children of all ages. The bright colourful drawings and simple text will appeal especially to very young children. Our Book No: 21656. $10 AUD.

92. Clarke, Pat; Wilson, Lynne (illustrator) (2010). The Magic Forest of Goonoo. Dubbo, NSW: Goonoo Books. Unnum 44 pp. Hardback small quarto, very good plus condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings (many full-page), few tint dents top edge & fore-edge rear cover. A children's picture story about how the animals fought and won when trappers threatened the Goonoo Forest. The story is fictional but based on the real Goonoo State Conservation Area between Dubbo and Mendooran, New South Wales (NSW). The beautiful illustrations bring the story to life and will interest all ages. ISBN: 9780646543482. Our Book No: 28538. $30 AUD.

93. Cleveland-Peck, Patricia; Marklew, Gilly (illustrator) (1998). Freckle & Clyde (Reprint ed). London: Diamond Books. Unnum 28 pp. Paperback small quarto, card covers, stapled, very good condition, colour drawings, small mark rear cover, covers & pages little creased, minor edgewear. A children's picture story about the adventures of one cat who turns up at two different homes, and is named by the child at each home. ISBN: 0261669494. Our Book No: 25133. $10 AUD.

94. Cole, E. W.; Cole, Turnley (additions) (1980). Cole's Funny Picture Book No 2 (71st (Surprise), reprint ed). Melbourne: Cole Publications. 197 pp. Hardback quarto, no jacket as issued, very good condition, pictorial cover rainbow pattern, many black & white drawings & cartoons, colour drawings first few pages, edges faintly foxed, minor edgewear. A book of humour, cartoons, puzzles and wisdom for young adults, originally published in 1909. This is a reprint of the 1977 Surprise edition, which was later reprinted again by Angus & Robertson. ISBN: 0909900035. Our Book No: 3840. $30 AUD.

95. 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, small patch front cover (manufacture defect), front cover corner creased, minor edgewear, copy 1. Estimated date: 1949 (G3046, McLaren 360b, reprint of 1941 edition). No 360 in the 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.

96. 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 (many hand-coloured), minor edgewear, owner's written name, copy 2. Estimated date: 1949 (G3046, McLaren 360b, reprint of 1941 edition). No 360 in the story books series. Australian nature story for children and young adults. (Written name, in child's script: Lynette Wood, Lakemba.). Our Book No: 8967A. $10 AUD.

97. Cole, Professor (E. W.) (1987). Cole's Funny Picture Book (The Family Amuser) (Surprise A. & R. ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson / Cole Publications. 200 pp. Hardback small quarto, very good condition, many black & white drawings & cartoons, colour plates, reverse side jacket lightly foxed (base rear cover little faded & foxed), minor edgewear. Heavy. A book of humour, cartoons, puzzles and wisdom for young adults. This is the first picture book, originally published in 1879, but this new Angus & Robertson Surprise edition contains 12 additional colour plates. ISBN: 0207156735. Our Book No: 3827. $25 AUD.

98. Coltman, Paul; McClure, Gillian (illustrator) (1985). Tog the Ribber or Granny's Tale. London: Andre Deutsch. Unnum 28 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, good plus condition (in good plus dustjacket), full-page colour drawings, endpapers little foxed, minor edgewear jacket (light foxing reverse side), boards faintly faded. Children's fantasy picture story. A poem by Paul Coltman is about a little girl, now a granny, who turned tail and ran when she saw Tog's ghost in the woods. The illustrator worked for over two years on a series of illustrations to create visual images as powerful as the words. Each detailed picture has a border that interprets the fear in terms of images. The book would suit older readers as it has a haunting quality that remains long after the last page has been read. ISBN: 0233977112. Our Book No: 27986. $10 AUD.

99. Colwell, Eileen; Julian-Ottie, Vanessa (illustrator) (1993). Cats in a Basket: Stories & Poems to Read Aloud (1st stated ed). London: Viking / Penguin Books. 122 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket, very good condition, black & white drawings, page edges lightly toned, spine lightly faded. A delightful collection of stories and poems for young children. The charming sketches will appeal to any age. ISBN: 0670837105. Our Book No: 26432. $10 AUD.

100. Colwell, Ma; Hutchings, illustrator (1970). The Voyages of Matthew Flinders (1st ed). Sydney: Paul Hamlyn. 64 pp. Hardback large quarto, pictorial cover, good condition, illustrated pastedowns, map, colour drawings, spine ends & cover corners worn, spine little faded, bottom edges covers scuffed, minor foxing, covers little scratched, spine little slack, written & dated dedication. The story of Matthew Flinders' voyages told for young readers. The large bright colourful illustrations help to bring the book to life, and make this a fascinating way to learn Australian history. ISBN: 0600359999. Our Book No: 27814. $15 AUD.

101. Comenius, Johann A.; Hoole, Charles (translator) (1982). Orbis Sensualium Pictus: Visible World [Facsimile Editions, Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books, Toronto Public Library]. London / Tokyo: Bodley Head / Holp Shuppan. 204 pp. Hardback very small, very good plus condition, light brown board cover (gilt lettering), black & white drawings, text in two columns, in cardboard slipcase. Facsimile edition. Facsimile of the classic children's education book (12th English edition, 1777, with woodcuts replacing the previous engravings). His book pioneered the use of pictures to teach children about the world. Originally published in Germany in 1657. The first English edition (The Visible World) was in 1658. Parallel text in English and Latin. (One of a set of 35 handsome facsimiles in 28 slipcases.). Our Book No: 16958. $25 AUD.

102. Community School, Yiyili; Mudeling, Penny (Gooniyandi words) (1998). Yarrangi Gooni: Our Dreaming (1st ed). Halls Creek, WA: Yiyili Community School. 21 pp. Paperback oblong quarto, very good condition, stapled, black & white illustrations, covers little scratched, spine little creased, minor edgewear. The stories for children come from the East Kimberley region of northern Western Australia situated on what is now known as Louisa Downs Station near the Margaret River. This area is known to the local Gooniyandi people as Marrara. The stories have been handed down orally from one Aboriginal generation to the next. Includes text in the local Aboriginal language. ISBN: 1875617248. Our Book No: 28283. $25 AUD.

103. Corrin, Ruth; Hurford, John (illustrator) (1991). Mr Cat. Auckland: Random Century. Unnum 32 pp. Hardback quarto, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings, minor edgewear. A children's picture story about Grandpa worrying that his cat is getting too fat. A sensitive story about childbirth for children. ISBN: 1869411234. Our Book No: 9730. $15 AUD.

104. 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.

105. Coxon, Michele (2000). Where's My Kitten? A Hide-and-Seek Flap Book (Reprint ed). Sydney, Mascot: Koala Books. Unnum 13 pp. Paperback oblong quarto, very good condition, colour drawings (lift-up flaps), crease along spine, laminate lifting corner tips front cover, light imprint inside rear cover, minor edgewear corners. This delightful children's picture counting book has a surprise on every page. Lift the flap to help Mother Cat look for her adventuresome kitten. The exquisit illustrations are by the author. Written by the author of "The Cat Who Lost His Purr". ISBN: 1875846859. Our Book No: 27954. $14 AUD.

106. Crane, Walter (1982). The Alphabet of Old Friends / Puss in Boots (2 books) [Facsimile Editions, Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books, Toronto Public Library]. London / Tokyo: Bodley Head / Holp Shuppan. Unnum 16 + Unnum 20 pp. Each book: Paperback large quarto, very good plus condition, colour plates (drawings), both in the same cardboard slipcase. Facsimile edition. Two classic children's picture books in verse, with interleaved blank pages (Walter Crane's artistic "toy books"). Crane's Puss in Boots was published in 1897, and his alphabet book was published in 1875. (One of a set of 35 handsome facsimiles in 28 slipcases.). Our Book No: 16955. $50 AUD.

107. Crawford, Joanne; Fielding, Grace (illustrator) (2004). A Home for Bilby (1st ed). Broome, WA: Magabala Books. Unnum 26 pp. Paperback small square quarto, very good plus condition, colour drawings (many full-page). Australian children's picture story. Bilby sat alone under a tree watching all the other animals playing in the bush. He wanted to find a permanent bush home. The beautiful illustrations and easy-to-read text will appeal to any age. ISBN: 1875641912. Our Book No: 24188. $14 AUD.

108. Crew, Gary; Turvey, Naomi (illustrator) (2014). The Cuckoo (1st ed). Melbourne, Ormond: Ford St Publishing. Unnum 28 pp. Paperback small wide quarto, very good condition, black & white & colour drawings (mostly full-page), minor edgewear corners. Suggested reading age is Primary School. This picture story is about a boy considered tiny by his family. Martin lived with his very large forester father and older brothers in the Megalong Valley in the heart of the Blue Mountains, New South Wales. He was teased and bullied by his father and brothers because of his size. Aided by the self-sacrifice of loving friends, Martin finds the courage to fight for his independence. Written by one of Australia's most awarded authors. The illustrations are environmentally inspired and feature a combination of natural elements to create whimsical fairytale-like creatures. ISBN: 9781925000184. Our Book No: 28997. $16 AUD.

109. Croser, Josephine; Carter, Donni (illustrator) (1989). Tiddycat (1st ed). Sydney: Collins. Unnum 32 pp. Hardback quarto, pictorial cover, no jacket, good condition, colour drawings (mostly full-page), purple endpapers, corners little bumped, bottom corner lightly worn, spine little loose (pages firm), tiny tear rear edge spine, tiny dent spine, few small dents edges. A beautiful picture story for children. Ben loved his cat Tiddycat, and when she died, he found it very hard to deal with, and did not want another kitten. This is a very special book and the large colourful drawings and easy-to-read text will be suitable for all ages. ISBN: 0732248647. Our Book No: 23391. $10 AUD.

110. Cruikshank, George (1982). Hop-O' My-Thumb and the Seven League Boots [Facsimile Editions, Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books, Toronto Public Library]. London / Tokyo: Bodley Head / Holp Shuppan. 34 pp. Paperback small, very good plus condition, card cover, full-page black & white drawings, in cardboard slipcase. Facsimile edition. Facsimile of a children's story about a drunken father abandoning his children who then encounter an ogre: being an adaptation of an old fairy tale, but here rewritten to support the temperance movement. Charles Dickens severely criticised changing the words of old fairy tales. Originally published by David Bogue, London, in 1853, as part of George Cruikshank's Fairy Library. (One of a set of 35 handsome facsimiles in 28 slipcases.). Our Book No: 17011. $20 AUD.

111. Cuerel, Ruth (1980). Old Illawarra: A Pretend and Truth Book. Brisbane: Courier-Mail Printing Service (Printer). Unnum 16 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, black & white & colour drawings, reader creases along spine, stapled (faintly rusted), faint foxing middle pages & inside covers, little creasing & marking rear cover, minor edgewear. A delightful children's story about a very special tree. The story about Illawarra Flame is based on a real Illawarra Flame tree growing close to the author's home (Brisbane?). The charming drawings will delight children of all ages (and quite a few adults, too). Our Book No: 27757. $15 AUD.

112. Cuerel, Ruth; Stevenson, Eric (editor) (1979). Follow Fuzz: A Pretend and Truth Book (1st ed) [Pretend and Truth Series]. Brisbane: Courier-Mail Printing Service (Printer). Unnum 24 pp. Paperback oblong small quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, reader creases along spine, stapled (faintly rusted), faint foxing title page & last page, little creasing & marking rear cover, minor edgewear. A delightful children's story about caterpillars. The leader is named Fuzz. The charming drawings will delight children of all ages (and quite a few adults, too). Our Book No: 27839. $15 AUD.

113. 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.

114. 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.

115. Cusack, Dymphna; Slater-Wigg, Matt (illustrator) (1945). Kanga-Bee and Kanga-Bo. Sydney: Botany House. 55 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, card cover, stapled, black & white drawings (some full-page), lower corner tip front cover removed, spine worn, pages lightly toned, minor creasing & edgewear & edge tears. A children's picture story based on Aboriginal folklore about Mother Murrumbidgee (a long river in New South Wales). ISBN: 0850791626. Our Book No: 16299. $30 AUD.

116. Dale, Jenny (2003). Sherlock's Home: Will He Get the Job He Deserves? (Reprint ed) [Puppy Patrol]. New York: Scholastic Inc. 110 pp. Paperback, very good condition, black & white drawings, minor edgewear, few tiny dents rear cover. Sherlock is strong, intelligent, and reliable - the perfect qualities for a police dog. But his owner is an ex-thief! Can Neil and Emily Parker persuade Sergeant Moorhead that Sherlock is the right dog for the job? ISBN: 0439296757. Our Book No: 25047. $10 AUD.

117. 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.

118. Dalgleish, Joan; Campbell, Gillian (illustrator) (1991). The Snail and the Cherry Tree (1st p/b ed). Sydney, Hunters Hill: Margaret Hamilton. Unnum 32 pp. Paperback small square quarto, staples, very good condition, colour drawings, minor edgewear. A delightful children's picture story about a very determined snail with one ambition. The lyrical, poetic language is easy for independent reading, and the life-like colourful drawings make this book suitable for any age. ISBN: 0947241213. Our Book No: 28567. $10 AUD.

119. 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.

120. Davis, Jim; Simone, Norma (story) & Fentz, Mike (illustrator) (1990). Garfield: The Cat Show (A Little Golden book) (1st ed). Racine, WI: Golden Book / Western Publishing. Unnum 24 pp. Hardback small square octavo, pictorial cover (gilt spine, cover lightly scuffed), very good condition, colour drawings, minor edgewear. First edition ("A" in number line). Collectible children's picture story. The loveable cat creates chaos at the 29th annual cat show. ISBN: 0307001105. Our Book No: 2240. $10 AUD.

121. Dawes, Isabel (1985). Australian Bushland Fairies (1st ed). Wamberal, NSW: Anvil Books. 56 pp. Hardback quarto, very good condition, pictorial cover, black & white & colour drawings, faint foxing pastedowns & endpapers, bookplate (award) front free flyleaf, faint foxing edges. Poems about fairies with Australian flora and fauna descriptions. The bright drawings will delight all ages. ISBN: 0959098747. Our Book No: 26573. $15 AUD.

122. de Fossard, Esta; Bartram, Haworth (photographer) (1976). Catkin: The Curious Kitten (1st ed). Melbourne: Childerset. Unnum 32 pp. Paperback quarto, good plus condition, full-page colour photos, covers & pages little creased, minor edgewear. First edition. A delightful Australian children's picture story about a cat. ISBN: 0909404100. Our Book No: 3157. $10 AUD.

123. de Goy, Andre (1852). Aventures Sur Mer et Sur Terre [Adventures]. Paris: Alphonse Desesserts. 344 pp. Hardback large octavo, very good condition, original embossed black cloth cover (spine gilt), sepia (brown-coloured) plates (engravings), frontispiece sepia engraving (with tissue guard), new endpapers, all edges gilt, some foxing (mainly endpapers & adjacent to plates), some edgewear (mostly spine), string bookmark. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. (Estimated date, 1852, Trove catalogue.) Contains two stories: I. La Famille Laurencay. II. Histoire d'un Chercheur d'or en Australie. This scarce book has special significance as the second story is probably the first account of the Australian goldfields in fiction. The first story tells the adventures of the Laurencay family en route to Australia where they intend to settle on a property acquired by Monsieur Laurencay on a previous visit. Not in Ferguson. Muir 2912 (children's book). All 8 plates including frontispiece present. Our Book No: 16516. $200 AUD.

124. Dean & Son, Publisher (1982). Cinderella: Dean & Son's Pantomime Toy Books with Five Set Scenes and Nine Trick Changes [Facsimile Editions, Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books, Toronto Public Library]. London / Tokyo: Bodley Head / Holp Shuppan. 10 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good plus condition, colour drawings (some pages smaller), adverts at rear, in cardboard slipcase. Facsimile edition. A children's pantomime booklet, originally published about 1880. The classic tale of Cinderella is told in verse. The centre pages consist of colour drawings on pages of different sizes which display a pantomime when the pages are flipped. (Pagination includes inside covers. One of a set of 35 handsome facsimiles in 28 slipcases.). Our Book No: 16934. $25 AUD.

125. Dean, Anna; Stevens, Colin (illustrator) (1993). Meggie's Magic (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Viking / Penguin Books. Unnum 28 pp. Hardback small wide quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in good dustjacket), pictorial cover, colour illustrations (mostly full-page), small crease some pages, few small closed tears jacket (light foxing & faint tide marks reverse side, bottom edge little scuffed, minor edgewear). A children's picture story about a child coping with the death of her eight-year-old sister. This is a sensitive and uplifting story about a family coming to terms with grief. The large and colourful illustrations make this a very warm and caring story for most ages. ISBN: 0670827614. Our Book No: 28713. $18 AUD.

126. Dennard, Deborah; McKinnon, James (illustrator) (2000). Koala Country: A Story of an Australian Eucalyptus Forest (U.S. ed). Norwalk, CN: Soundprints. 27 pp. Paperback small wide quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, tiny scuff spine, minor edgewear. Children's picture story of an Australian eucalyptus forest where a mother koala and her joey feed and observe the other animal inhabitants of their fragile forest home. ISBN: 1568998880. Our Book No: 28779. $15 AUD.

127. Dennis, C. J.; Whitmore, Lee (illustrator) (1983). C. J. Dennis' Merry-Go-Round Slippery-Dip Fun for Kids [Best Picture Book Club Ever]. Sydney: Times House. Unnum 56 pp. Hardback quarto, no jacket, pictorial cover, good condition, colour drawings, spine faded, spine ends & bottom corner little bumped, edges lightly foxed, top edge front cover little worn. The colorful illustrations make this a children's picture book of poems by a classical writer suitable for all ages. ISBN: 0858356228. Our Book No: 27820. $15 AUD.

128. Derwent, Lavinia (1960). Fin, the Fish (Australian ed). Sydney: Collins Clear-Type Press / William Collins (Overseas). 31 pp. Paperback small, very good condition, flexible cover, black & white drawings, inner hinge little split (pages firm), pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. The scarce Australian edition of this little reader for school children. Contains six short stories: Fin, the fish - A change of tune - The Dutch doll - The lost star - The home-less rabbit - Mrs. Crow. One of seven titles in this Collins Clear-Type series. (Estimated date, Trove.). Our Book No: 16970. $15 AUD.

129. Dickins, Barry (1989). My Grandmother: Years of Wit, Warmth and Laughter: A True Story (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Penguin Books. Unnum 32 pp. Paperback small wide quarto, very good condition, black & white drawings, black & white photo at front, minor creases & edge tears rear cover, small dent bottom edge pages, minor edgewear. An Australian children's true story about the writer's grandmother. The large black & white drawings help to tell this very warm inspiring story about a remarkable woman. ISBN: 0140122834. Our Book No: 20524. $15 AUD.

130. Dicks, Terrance; Littlewood, Valerie (illustrator) (1989). Goliath and the Cub Scouts (1st ed) [Adventures of David and Goliath series]. London: Piccadilly Press. 52 pp. Hardback small, pictorial cover, very good plus condition, black & white drawings. Adventure story for children and young adults. David's dog Goliath - an enormous mongrel - insists on going wherever David goes. For once, David is glad he came along as Goliath solves the mystery of the missing medal. Collectible hardback edition, written by the author of some Doctor Who stories. ISBN: 1853400637. Our Book No: 1967. $13 AUD.

131. Diestel-Feddersen, Mary; Gynell, Donna (illustrator) (1995). Tari's First Christmas (Reprint ed). Adelaide, Flinders Park: Era Publications. Unnum 28 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, full-page colour drawings, corner tips covers & few pages little creased, bottom corner front cover & spine little creased, minor edgewear, non-author written dedication. This beautiful book is about Tari, a young kangaroo, who learns the true meaning of Christmas. The life-like full-page colour illustrations and rhyming verse will delight all ages. ISBN: 0908507860. Our Book No: 27325. $10 AUD.

132. Disney, Walt; Memling, Carl (adaptor); Crawford, Mel (illustrator) (1966). Walt Disney Presents the Ugly Dachshund: Adapted by Carl Memling from the Motion Picture "The Ugly Dachshund" (Reprint ed). New York: Golden Press. Unnum 28 pp. Hardback folio, very good condition, pictorial cover, many colour drawings, some edgewear corners, small sticker rear pastedown. A wonderful children's picture story about a Great Dane who thinks he is a Dachshund. A big golden book that will appeal to any age. Our Book No: 22549. $15 AUD.

133. Downing, Brownie; Mansfield, John (1969). Tinka and His Friends (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Thomas Nelson Australia. 46 pp. Hardback quarto, no dustjacket, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings, top corner tip rear cover little scuffed, tiny dent bottom edge covers, base spine little bumped, spine title little faded, faint rubber stamp flyleaf. A children's picture book about how an Aboriginal boy named Tinka made many friends with animals and birds in the bush. A bellbird tells folk stories to a kookaburra. The story would suit older children or adults who love children's stories. The very colourful drawings would appeal to all ages. A delightful Australian story with charming illustrations that bring a smile to anyones face. Our Book No: 28724. $20 AUD.

134. Doyle, Richard (1982). In Fairy-Land: Pictures From the Elf-World, with a Poem by William Allingham [Facsimile Editions, Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books, Toronto Public Library]. London / Tokyo: Bodley Head / Holp Shuppan. 31 pp. Hardback very large folio (390 x 275 mm), very good plus condition, colour plates (including drawings), pictorial embossed dark green cloth cover (gilt decoration & borders & lettering), gilt edges, in cardboard slipcase. Heavy (1.3 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. Facsimile edition. Originally published by Longmans, Green in 1870. The 31 single-sided pages contain 16 colour plates interleaved with poetic text. The illustrator was the uncle of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who was a lifetime believer in fairies. Allingham was an Irish poet associated with the pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. (One of a set of 35 handsome facsimiles in 28 slipcases.). Our Book No: 16942. $100 AUD.

135. Duder, Tessa; Wilson, Mark (illustrator) (2006). Carpet of Dreams. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. Unnum 32 pp. Hardback oblong, no jacket as issued, very good plus condition, full-page colour drawings, map, few tiny dents rear cover. Sara stays with her grandmother and discovers a dusty old Turkish carpet in the attic. Mesmerised by beautiful animals woven into the carpet, she embarks upon a magical and dreamlike journey that takes her back to discover the roots of her family (in New Zealand). An exquisitely illustrated children's picture story that celebrates the importance of family and cultural history, and the special bonds between grandparent and grandchild. ISBN: 020719999X. Our Book No: 22464. $15 AUD.

136. Dudley, Ernest; Nockels, David (illustrator) (1970). Arthur (1st ed). London: Frederick Muller. Unnum 42 pp. Hardback square octavo, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), black & white & colour drawings (some full-page), minor edgewear, light creasing endpapers, few scratches & dents jacket (tiny scuff top spine, sticker mark front cover), old tape marks pastedowns & jacket flaps. This beautifully illustrated children's picture story is about a white cat named Arthur who ate with his paw. He has many adventures, including being rescued by Prince Philip in his famous helicopter! This is a gentle happy story which will appeal to animal lovers of any age. The author is well-known as the BBC's Armchair Detective. Our Book No: 27527. $15 AUD.

137. Dugan, Michael; Burrell, Jane (illustrator) (1996). Wombats Can't Fly. Sydney: Mark Macleod / Random House. Unnum 32 pp. Hardback quarto, pictorial cover, very good plus condition, full-page colour drawings. Australian children's story about wombats. The wombats are back! The wombats want to do something that they've never done before. They know they can chew and dig and sleep better than anyone. but can they fly? ISBN: 0091827698. Our Book No: 13718. $15 AUD.

138. Dumbrell, Laurel (editor); Kasepuu, Ester (illustrator) (1984). The Platypus (Reprint ed). Sydney, Frenchs Forest: Reed Books. Unnum 28 pp. Hardback wide trade, very good condition, colour drawings, spine ends lightly worn, tiny scuff mark bottom edge. A charming children's picture book about the platypus (non-fiction). The large colourful drawings and easy-to-read text make this an ideal book for any age. ISBN: 0730100340. Our Book No: 4207. $10 AUD.

139. Durack, Mary; Durack, Elizabeth (illustrator) (1968). Kookanoo and the Kangaroo (Reprint ed). Minneapolis, MN: Lerner Publications. 48 pp. Hardback oblong quarto, no jacket, very good condition, pictorial cover, black & white drawings, full-page colour drawings, spine ends lightly rubbed, boards lightly foxed top edge, spine & covers little faded, tiny dent top edge rear cover, edges & pages lightly toned. This is the collectible children's picture story of an Aboriginal boy and his hunt for a wily kangaroo. A gentle cautionary tale for children of all ages. Our Book No: 27961. $30 AUD.

140. Edens, Cooper; Weinberg-Harter, George (calligraphy) (1985). If You're Afraid of the Dark Remember the Night Rainbow. Sydney: John Ferguson. Unnum 36 pp. Hardback small square quarto, very good condition, pictorial cover, full-page colour drawings, dark purple endpapers, spine ends & corners little rubbed, tiny scuff spine edge, minor foxing title page & last page. Scarce Australian edition of a delightful award-winning children's fantasy picture story about finding a different way of doing things. Words & drawings by Edens, calligraphy by Weinberg-Harter. ISBN: 090913488X. Our Book No: 27969. $20 AUD.

141. Edwards, George; Bingham, Miss (Lorna) (1943). The Lost Tribe (From the Golden Boomerang Serial). Sydney: Winn & Co. 32 pp. Paperback quarto, good plus condition, card covers, black & white drawings, full-page colour drawings, pages lightly toned, corner creased single page, staples rusted, minor foxing edges, edgewear (particularly spine ends), owner's written name inside front cover, copy 1. Collectible children's picture story. Adapted from the George Edwards radio serial, "The Search for the Golden Boomerang" by Lorna Bingham. Violet Crumble advert on rear cover. Muir 697. Complete with all three colour plates. Our Book No: 16119. $25 AUD.

142. Edwards, George; Bingham, Miss (Lorna) (1943). The Lost Tribe (From the Golden Boomerang Serial). Sydney: Winn & Co. 32 pp. Paperback quarto, fair condition only, card covers, black & white drawings, full-page colour drawings, DUPLICATED PAGES, spine & bottom edge cover very worn, pages lightly toned (title page toned & top edge short cut), covers creased & little marked, bottom edge front cover torn (corner tip removed), main edge & spine tears repaired, staples rusted, edges lightly foxed, edgewear, copy 2. Collectible children's picture story. Adapted from the George Edwards radio serial, "The Search for the Golden Boomerang" by Lorna Bingham. Violet Crumble advert on rear cover. Muir 697. Complete with all three colour plates, but four pages as a block are duplicated (pages 19 to 22, including a colour plate). Our Book No: 16119A. $15 AUD.

143. Edwards, Ian; Tonkin, Rachel (illustrator) (1989). Papa and the Olden Days. Melbourne: William Heinemann Australia. Unnum 32 pp. Hardback square quarto, no jacket as issued, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings, minor edgewear corners. Children's picture story by Australian writer about a 85-yo father telling stories to his children about days gone by. There were no radios or TVs - families would sing around pianos. Rather than cars, everybody rode horses. ISBN: 0855613300. Our Book No: 10363. $35 AUD.

144. Eliott, Lydia S. (1952). Little Teddy Bear (4th reprint ed). London: Collins. 80 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, pictorial cover (cloth spine), good plus condition (in poor dustjacket), colour text-photos (some full-page), black & white drawings, endpapers toned, flap clipped jacket (edgewear, edge tears repaired, some loss bottom edge), rubber bookshop stamp, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. Children's picture story of a koala park near Sydney, and its founder - Noel Burnet - and the little furry koalas. Edwards is secretary of the Koala Club of Australia. Our Book No: 13763. $15 AUD.

145. 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.

146. Falla, Molly (1970). A Pocketful of Penguins (1st ed). Wellington, NZ: A. H. & A. W. Reed. 32 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), colour & black & white drawings, minor foxing front flyleaf, faint foxing edges & boards, faint foxing reverse side jacket (minor edgewear, flap corners trimmed, small closed edge tears). Delightful nonfiction children's picture book. The author shares (in 25 full-colour paintings and drawings) the pleasure and wonder of the temporary members of her family. Molly's own early love of nature was nurtured after her marriage to distinguished ornithologist, Dr R. A. Falla, formerly the director of New Zealand's Dominion Museum. With their children, the Fallas rescued and cared for many kinds of birds - the most unusual being penguins. ISBN: 0589004212. Our Book No: 23273. $14 AUD.

147. Fancher, Lou; Johnson, Steve (illustrator) (2002). The Velveteen Rabbit (Reprint ed) [Atheneum Books for Young Readers]. New York: Atheneum. Unnum 32 pp. Hardback small quarto, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings, illustrated endpapers, tiny little scuff base spine, light scratches covers. This children's picture story is an adaption for younger children by Fancher, of Margery Williams's beautiful children's picture story about a toy rabbit who wanted to become real. He had to wait a long time before the magic happened that granted him his wish. The bright illustrations by Johnson & Fancher will delight all ages. ISBN: 9780689841347. Our Book No: 28124. $15 AUD.

148. Ferns, Ann; Kasepuu, Ester (illustrator) (1983). Sacha the Fur Seal [Australian Golden Book]. Sydney: Golden Press. Unnum 32 pp. Hardback wide octavo, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings, top spine lightly bumped. This is a children's picture story about a fur seal named Sacha. Carol and Paul had met Sacha during their holidays in a small fishing town in Victoria, when they had stayed with their grandparents. ISBN: 0855587202. Our Book No: 23822. $10 AUD.

149. Ferrier, Susanne (1985). Lola: A Doubtful Documentary of Her Doings at the Diggings. Sydney: William Collins. Unnum pp. Hardback oblong quarto, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings, minor foxing title page, minor edgewear. A rollicking children's picture story built around the notorious visit to Australia by dancer Lola Montez (1818 - 1861). She has an Irish-born dancer and actress who became famous as a "Spanish dancer", courtesan, and mistress of King Ludwig I of Bavaria. She toured Australian goldfields in 1855 and 1856 to much controversy. ISBN: 0001843281. Our Book No: 16364. $15 AUD.

150. 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.

151. Fletcher, J. A. (1955). Tommy's Ride on the Emu [Whitcombe's Story Books no. 311]. Melbourne: Whitcombe & Tombs. 32 pp. Paperback small, 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.

152. Forbes, Anita; Parker, Natalie Jane (illustrator) (2008). The Little Aussie Adventurers on a Rainforest Quest: Book 2 (Reprint ed) [Little Aussie Adventurers]. Melbourne, Armadale: Brolly Books. Unnum 24 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, few tiny dents bottom edges of covers & few pages, minor edgewear. This beautiful bright book is about an ant named Flynn, and his friend Benny the beetle. They are on a quest to find a cure for Asha, Queen of the Ants. Travel with them through lush rainforests and exotic terrain in their frantic race against time to save their queen. ISBN: 1877035238. Our Book No: 27602. $12 AUD.

153. Forbes, Anita; Parker, Natalie Jane (illustrator) (2008). The Little Aussie Adventurers: Book 1 (Reprint ed) [Little Aussie Adventurers]. Melbourne, Malvern: Borghesi & Adam Publishers. Unnum 24 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, few tiny dents edges covers & few pages, crease in rear cover, minor edgewear. This beautiful bright children's picture story is about an ant named Flynn, who crept away from his hard working family. As he rested on a leaf a gust of wind blew him far away. He met Benny the beetle, who helps him find his way home. They make many new friends and have a lot of adventures along the way. ISBN: 1877035114. Our Book No: 27601. $12 AUD.

154. Forrest, John (1994). Eddie's Fantastic Fortnight (1st ed). Melbourne, Knoxfield: Five Mile Press. Unnum 32 pp. Paperback oblong, very good condition, full-page colour drawings, black & white drawings, minor edgewear, light creasing & few tiny dents rear cover. A children's picture story about a bored boy, and how he changed his attitude after spending a fortnight with his grandfather. The bright colourful illustrations are very appealing. ISBN: 0867886161. Our Book No: 22972. $15 AUD.

155. Forsyth, Kate; Street, Rosalie (2007). I Am (1st ed). Sydney: Macmillan. Unnum 22 pp. Paperback wide small quarto, very good condition, colour full-page drawings, minor edgewear, top corner rear cover creased, spine little creased. A lyrical children's picture story about the day in the life of an imaginative four-year-old boy. Written using first-person pronouns, as difficulty with pronouns is a common problem in children's speech. The book has a guide included in the back of the book, and a note from the author. The large bright illustrations will appeal to all ages. ISBN: 9780330423823. Our Book No: 28785. $18 AUD.

156. Fox, Mem; Argent, Kerry (illustrator) (1999). Sleepy Bears (1st ed). Sydney / Adelaide: Pan Macmillan / Publishing Design Studio. Unnum 28 pp. Hardback large square quarto, pictorial cover, very good condition, colour drawings (some full-page), minor edgewear corners & spine ends. First edition. A very special story about a mother bear who sends her six bear cubs to sleep using a special rhyme for each bear. The large delightful drawings and simple text make this a wonderful story for all ages. ISBN: 0732909805. Our Book No: 29082. $20 AUD.

157. Fox, Mem; Argent, Kerry (illustrator) (1999). Wombat Divine (Reprint ed). Orlando, FL: Voyager Books / Harcourt, Inc. Unnum 28 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, colour drawings (some full-page), few light creases covers & spine, minor edgewear. Australian children's picture story about a wombat who wanted to be in the Christmas nativity play. This very special book with the large colourful drawings and simple text will appeal to all ages. ISBN: 0152020969. Our Book No: 29102. $10 AUD.

158. Fox, Mem; Argent, Kerry (illustrator) (2008). Wombat Divine (Reprint ed). Gosford, NSW: Scholastic. Unnum 28 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good plus condition, colour drawings (some full-page), minor edgewear. Australian children's picture story about a wombat who wanted to be in the Christmas Nativity Play. This very special book with the large colourful drawings and simple text will appeal to all ages. ISBN: 9781862913028. Our Book No: 28096. $10 AUD.

159. Fox, Mem; Denton, Terry (illustrator) (2005). Night Noises (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Penguin Group. Unnum 32 pp. Paperback wide small quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, bottom corner front cover little creased (few minor scratches), minor edgewear. Australian children's picture story about a very special lady named Lily Laceby who is nearly ninety, and lives in a cottage in the hills with her dog Butch Aggie. This book with the large colourful drawings and simple text will appeal to all ages. ISBN: 9780143501480. Our Book No: 28517. $10 AUD.

160. Fox, Mem; Lofts, Pamela (illustrator) (2005). Hunwick's Egg (1st ed). Melbourne: Viking / Penguin Books. Unnum 32 pp. Hardback square quarto, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour illustrations, minor edgewear. First edition. Australian children's picture story about Hunwick the bilby. When a mysterious egg appears outside Hunwick's burrow, no one is certain what to think. This very special book with the large colourful drawings and simple text will appeal to all ages. ISBN: 0670042307. Our Book No: 21591. $14 AUD.

161. Fox, Mem; Lofts, Pamela (illustrator) (2005). Koala Lou (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Penguin Group. Unnum 32 pp. Paperback small square quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, minor creasing covers & along spine, minor edgewear. This beautiful children's picture story is about a first-born koala named Koala Lou. Everyone loved her, but she felt sad because her mother seemed too busy to pay her any attention. This very special book with the large colourful drawings and simple text will appeal to all ages. ISBN: 9780140540635. Our Book No: 28609. $10 AUD.

162. 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.

163. Fox, Mem; Mullins, Patricia (illustrator) (2006). Shoes from Grandpa (Reprint ed). Gosford, NSW: Scholastic. Unnum 28 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, minor creases covers & spine, minor edgewear. This family children's picture story is about a girl named Jessie who didn't want all the items of clothes her family bought for her after Grandpa bought her new shoes. This very funny story will keep you guessing until the end when you discover what Jessie really wanted. ISBN: 0868963720. Our Book No: 28015. $10 AUD.

164. Fox, Mem; Rawson, Olivia; Argent, Kerry (illustrator) (2010). A Giraffe in the Bath (1st ed). Melbourne: Penguin Books. Unnum 28 pp. Hardback quarto, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings, small mark flyleaf. This is a very funny children's picture story with rhyming words. The large delightful drawings and simple text make this a wonderful story for all ages. This very special book should be well loved and read aloud by children and adults alike. ISBN: 9780670072132. Our Book No: 27876. $15 AUD.

165. Fox, Mem; Tusa, Tricia (illustrator) (2002). The Magic Hat (1st Australian ed). Sydney, Gosford: Scholastic Press. Unnum 32 pp. Hardback large quarto, no jacket as issued, pictorial cover, very good plus condition, colour drawings, few tiny dents rear cover. Australian children's picture story about a magic hat. The rhyming words and large full-page ink and watercolour illustrations are delightful, and will appeal to any age. ISBN: 1865044628. Our Book No: 14949. $15 AUD.

166. Frankel, Elizabeth; Duncan, Garry (illustrator) (2014). River Boy (1st p/b ed). Sydney, Edgecliff: Jane Curry Publishing / Wentworth Concepts Pty Ltd. Unnum 36 pp. Paperback oblong small quarto, very good condition, full-page colour drawings, corner tips front cover little creased, minor edgewear. This is a gentle and warm family children's picture story about a boy and his grandfather going fishing on the River Murray. The story highlights the many uses of the river, the beauty of its natural environment, and everything that depends on it. The story of the Murray is explained at the end of the book by Dr Paul Sinclair, Australian Conservation Foundation. The large colourful drawings and easy-to-read text will appeal to any age. ISBN: 9781922190864. Our Book No: 29033. $13 AUD.

167. Frankel, Tamara; Frankel, Simon (illustrator) (1947). The Weeping Pussy Willow (1st ed). Kenosha, WI: John Martin's House. Unnum 28 pp. Hardback quarto, pictorial boards, navy blue paper spine, good condition, colour drawings (few full-page), minor foxing few pages, slight loss base spine, minor edgewear, minor rubbing edges, edges lightly toned, minimal foxing inside covers, owner's written name inside cover. This charming children's picture story is about a very unhappy Pussy Willow tree. The blue-jay told him he should be weeping and have his branches hanging on the ground. He cheered up when the earthworm told him he is a Pussy Willow and meant to be happy and upstanding; it is the Weeping Willow that weeps. The bright drawings and easy-to-read text will appeal to all ages. Our Book No: 26130. $20 AUD.

168. Freedman, Claire; Mendez, Simon (illustrator) (2008). On This Special Night. Sydney, Mascot: Koala Book Company. Unnum 28 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good plus condition, full-page colour drawings. Little Kitten sees one star shining bigger and brighter than the rest. "That must be a special star", Mother Cat whispers. One by one, different animals stop at their barn to rest on their way towards the star. Little Kitten and Mother Cat discover that it is indeed a very special night. With the lovely, lyrical text and beautiful illustrations, this children's picture story is a gentle introduction to the story of the Nativity. ISBN: 9780864618443. Our Book No: 24544. $10 AUD.

169. French, Jacqueline; Whatley, Bruce (illustrator) (2003). Diary of a Wombat (Reprint ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. Unnum 28 pp. Hardback oblong quarto, no jacket as issued, good plus condition, colour drawings (some full-page), dent front cover, pages little creased, spine ends & cover corners little bumped, two small tears spine, few light scratches covers, top spine little scuffed, stickers front cover. Australian children's picture story about a very special wombat named Mothball. The large drawings bring this story to life and will appeal to all ages. Listed as Honour Book Children's Book Council of Australia, and winner Booksellers Choice Award. ISBN: 0207199957. Our Book No: 16490. $10 AUD.

170. French, Jacqueline; Whatley, Bruce (illustrator) (2005). Diary of a Wombat. London: HarperCollins Children's Books. Unnum 28 pp. paperback oblong quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, owner's written name. Bestselling Australian children's picture story about a very special wombat named Mothball. The large drawings bring this story to life and will appeal to all ages. ISBN: 9780007212071. Our Book No: 27899. $10 AUD.

171. French, Jacqueline; Whatley, Bruce (illustrator) (2006). Josephine Wants to Dance (Reprint ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. Unnum 28 pp. Hardback oblong quarto, no jacket as issued, very good condition, colour drawings (few full-page), two tiny dents front cover, spine ends & cover corners little bumped, few light scratches covers, non-author written dedication title page (faint smudge opposite page). Australian children's picture story about a very special kangaroo named Josephine. The ballet comes to the sleepy town of Shaggy Gully and Josephine learns that there is another way to dance. The large drawings bring this story to life and will appeal to all ages. ISBN: 0207200750. Our Book No: 27900. $10 AUD.

172. French, Jacqueline (Jackie); Whatley, Bruce (illustrator) (2009). Baby Wombat's Week (1st ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. Unnum 28 pp. Hardback oblong quarto, no jacket as issued, very good condition, colour drawings (few full-page), small dent top edge front cover, spine ends & cover corners little bumped, few light scratches covers, owner's written name flyleaf. Australian children's picture story about a very special wombat named Mothball and her baby. This is the sequel to "Diary of a Wombat". He is cuter, naughtier and more determined than his mum. The large drawings bring this story to life and will appeal to all ages. ISBN: 9780732286941. Our Book No: 28290. $15 AUD.

173. French, Vivian; Firth, Barbara (illustrator) (1995). A Song for Little Toad (1st US ed). Cambridge, MA: Candlewick Press. Unnum 28 pp. Hardback small quarto, jacket missing, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings (pencil & watercolour), few tiny scratches & dents covers. Children's picture story in which Little Toad does not want to go to sleep. All his Mother's friends try to help but in the end his Mother's singing manages to do the trick. The beautiful illustrations will delight both children and adults. ISBN: 1564026140. Our Book No: 20833. $10 AUD.

174. Fullarton, Nan (1946). A Day in the Bush. Sydney: Invincible Press. Unnum 32 pp. Paperback small quarto, card covers, stapled, good condition, black & white drawings, full-page colour drawings, edges & pages lightly toned, staples lightly rusted, spine little rubbed & worn, few creases rear cover, small sticker mark front cover, owner's written name inside front cover. (Estimated date, 1946, Trove catalogue.) A charming Australian children's picture book about a rabbits search for the monster he thinks is in his burrow. All the bush animals help him find the unknown creature that gave him a fright. The delightful drawings by the author make this an ideal story for any age. Our Book No: 26925. $15 AUD.

175. Gaze, Harold (1989). Goblin's Glen: Adventures in Fairyland (Reprint ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 144 pp. Hardback quarto, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), full-page colour drawings, light wear corners & spine ends, bottom edge rubbed, owner's written name on label front pastedown, minor edgewear jacket (few light creases, closed tear spine ends). Originally published, 1924 (this is the 1989 edition). The publication of this re-edited edition of Goblin's Glen, with its full complement of its beautiful colour plates, introduces a new young audience to the author's magic, and reminds an older audience of a treasured heritage. In most fairyland books you will meet fairies and elves and sprites. But in this book you will also meet an Inklewunk, a talking match, a grumbling picnic basket and a snoring billycan. ISBN: 0207157553. Our Book No: 22725. $20 AUD.

176. Geddes, Anne (1994). The Twelve Days of Christmas (1st NZ ed). Auckland: Moa Beckett Publishers. Unnum 28 pp. Hardback quarto, dustjacket, very good condition, pictorial cover (in very good dustjacket), full-page colour photos, few tiny dents front cover jacket (minor edgewear), old price marks. First New Zealand edition. A very special children's picture book which captures the true spirit of Christmas. Australian-born photographer Anne Geddes is well-known for her delightful designs featuring babies. An illustrated rendition of the Christmas song, with babies enacting the twelve days. ISBN: 1869581164. Our Book No: 23128. $15 AUD.

177. Geddes, Anne (2005). Shapes (1st Australian ed) [Anne Geddes Children's Collection]. Sydney: Hodder Headline. Unnum 28 pp. Hardback small quarto, no jacket, pictorial cover, very good plus condition, full-page colour photos, tiny dent fore-edge. Shapes learning book for children, by the Australian designer. Most of the images have been selected from Anne's book "Down in the Garden". ISBN: 0733619789. Our Book No: 24003. $15 AUD.

178. Geddes, Anne (2005). Colours (1st Australian ed) [Anne Geddes Children's Collection]. Sydney: Hodder Headline. Unnum 28 pp. Hardback small quarto, no jacket, pictorial cover, very good plus condition, full-page colour photos, tiny dent top edge covers. Colours book for children, by the Australian designer. Most of the images have been selected from Anne's book "Down in the Garden". ISBN: 0733619770. Our Book No: 24004. $15 AUD.

179. Georgellis, Bethlehem (1999). Zeus the Koala and the Magic Egg. Sydney, Concord: Aegean Childrens Books / Aegean Children's Books. Unnum 32 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, some pages lightly creased, minor edgewear. Delightful children's story about Australian animals, but incorporating Ancient Greek themes. Koala imagines himself as Zeus up on the sacred rock of Uluru, but he feels like an ancient Olympian searching for the magic egg of happiness. This book can be seen as a symbol of multicultural Australia at the time of the 2000 Olympics in Sydney. Publication has been supported by a grant from Concord Council in Sydney's inner west. ISBN: 0646377825. Our Book No: 7451. $18 AUD.

180. Georgeson, N.; Gibbs, May (2008). The Little Ragged Blossom Picture Book (Reprint ed) [Snugglepot and Cuddlepie Series]. Sydney, Davidson: Murray David Publishing. 32 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, minor edgewear. The text is based on May Gibbs original literary works. The illustrations have been reproduced and adaptated for this series by Georgeson. The rhyming text and bright illustrations will appeal to young children. ISBN: 9781876411824. Our Book No: 25950. $15 AUD.

181. Geras, Adele; Walters, Catherine (2001). Sleep Tight, Ginger Kitten (1st ed). Sydney, Mascot: Koala Book Company. Unnum 24 pp. Paperback oblong quarto, very good plus condition, colour illustrations, front cover little creased near spine. A ginger kitten with one white paw, and a small white spot on his ginger face is looking for a sleeping place. The large colourful illustrations and simple easy-to-read text will delight even very young children. ISBN: 0864613482. Our Book No: 20565. $10 AUD.

182. Gergely, Tibor (1979). Fire Engine Book [Fire Engines / Numbat Picture Book]. Sydney, Gladesville: Numbat Press. Unnum 24 pp. Hardback small quarto, board cover (gilt spine, covering staples), very good plus condition, colour drawings. A children's picture book in the style of Little Golden Books, but larger format. Drawings by Tibor Gergely. ISBN: 0855586389. Our Book No: 12585. $14 AUD.

183. Gernhardt, Almut (illustrator); Gernhardt, Robert; Talbot, Kathrine (translator) (1980). What a Day! (1st translated ed). London: Jonathan Cape. Unnum 28 pp. Hardback small quarto, pictorial cover, very good condition, delightful colour drawings, spine ends & cover corners little rubbed, flyleaves & title page little toned & foxed, edges lightly foxed. A children's picture book originally published in Germany under the title "Was fur ein Tag" in 1978. A collection of verse and sketches about cats. The life-like illustrations would appeal to any age. ISBN: 0224018442. Our Book No: 29105. $15 AUD.

184. Gibb-Cumming, Sally (1987). Who Lives in Your TV? (1st ed). Sydney, Frenchs Forest: Lilyfield Publications. Unnum 32 pp. Hardback oblong quarto, no jacket, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings (few black & white), boards lightly faded, internally excellent. A charming fairy story about some little telves (TV elves) who work inside every television set. Jaffa the cat seems to know what these cheeky little telves are up to. A delightful book with bright colourful illustrations that will entertain children and adults alike. ISBN: 0730101789. Our Book No: 23220. $20 AUD.

185. Gibbs, May (1988). Scotty in Gumnut Land [Gumnut Classics]. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. Unnum 106 pp. Hardback quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white drawings, few full-page colour drawings, minor edgewear & scuffing. Scotty the Scottish terrier meets Snugglepot, Cuddlepie and the other bush creatures in this little-known children's tale by May Gibbs. ISBN: 020715855X. Our Book No: 4158. $25 AUD.

186. 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.

187. Gibbs, May (1995). May Gibbs Counting Book. Sydney: Cornstalk / Angus & Robertson. Unnum 24 pp. Hardback wide trade, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings, minor edgewear. Full-page colour illustrations and large numbers make this a delightful learning book for children. ISBN: 0207188297. Our Book No: 21601. $10 AUD.

188. Gibbs, May; Bedford, Chris (2007). Snugglepot and Cuddlepie ABC: Reproductions and Adaptions of Original Illustrations by May Gibbs (1st ed). Sydney: Gary Allen / Murray David Publishing. 32 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, minor edgewear, top corners few pages creased, tiny tear top corner last page, corners rear cover creased, bottom corner tips few pages little bent, top corner first page little rubbed, reader creases along spine. This delightful children's picture book features many of the famous characters originally created by May Gibbs. Her illustrations have been reproduced using 21st century technology, with many sensitively rendered into colour for the first time. The bright illustrations will appeal to young children, and make learning the alphabet enjoyable. Text by Chris Bedford. ISBN: 9781921276026. Our Book No: 29057. $15 AUD.

189. Gibbs, May; Etherington, Kate (editor) (2007). Poems for Young Australians: Reproductions and Adaptions of Original Illustrations by May Gibbs: Poems by A. B. (Banjo) Paterson, C. J. Dennis, Dame Mary Gilmore and W. T. Goodge (Reprint ed). Sydney, Davidson: Murray David Publishing. 32 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, minor edgewear. The text is based on May Gibbs original literary works. The illustrations have been reproduced using 21st century technology, with many sensitively rendered into colour for the first time. The rhyming text and bright illustrations will appeal to young children. ISBN: 9781921276002. Our Book No: 27308. $15 AUD.

190. Gibbs, May; Russell, Dan (illustrator) (1986). Bib and Bub (Reprint ed) [Young Australia series]. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. Unnum 24 pp. Hardback quarto, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings, minimal faint foxing. Based on May Gibbs original strip cartoons. ISBN: 0207134693. Our Book No: 8544A. $10 AUD.

191. Gibbs, May; Stirling, Emma (2008). Snugglepot and Cuddlepie Times Tables: Coloured Reproductions and Adaptions of Original Illustrations by May Gibbs (Reprint ed). Sydney: Murray David Publishing / Gary Allen. 32 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, minor edgewear. This delightful book features many of the famous characters originally created by May Gibbs. Her illustrations have been reproduced using 21st century technology, with many sensitively rendered into colour for the first time. The bright illustrations will appeal to young children, and make learning their Times Tables enjoyable. Design by Emma Stirling. ISBN: 9781921276040. Our Book No: 29056. $15 AUD.

192. Gibbs, May; Sutton, Emma (2008). Snugglepot and Cuddlepie 123: Reproductions and Adaptions of Original Illustrations by May Gibbs (Reprint ed). Sydney: Murray David Publishing / Gary Allen. 32 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, minor edgewear. This delightful children's counting book features many of the famous characters originally created by May Gibbs. Her illustrations have been reproduced using 21st century technology, with many sensitively rendered into colour for the first time. The bright illustrations will appeal to young children, and make learning numbers enjoyable. Text by Emma Sutton. ISBN: 9781921276033. Our Book No: 29055. $15 AUD.

193. Gibson Smyth, Bene; Lane, Alfred B. (editor) (1931). Ten Everyday Songs for Children [Imperial Edition 321: Plate B2037]. Melbourne: Allan & Co. 24 pp. Paperback small quarto, good plus condition, card cover (rusted staples), pages toned, few tiny edge tears. (Copyright date, 1931.) Sheet music for ten children's tunes: Morning hymn - Song of the Frogs - Fairy time - On a pine trunk grey - The wind's message - All on a monday morning - In our old gum tree - The man in the moon - A year - Four leaved clover. Advert rear cover: Song Books for Children. Our Book No: 16513. $10 AUD.

194. Gilbert, Kevin; Williams, Eleanor (photographer) (1994). Me and Mary Kangaroo (1st ed). Melbourne: Viking / Penguin Books. 52 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white text-photos, illustrated endpapers, minor edgewear jacket, minor foxing top edge. First edition. This is a true children's picture story from the author's childhood memories. This warm family story about the bond the author formed with a kangaroo will appeal to older children and adults with an interest in Australian wildlife. ISBN: 0670852848. Our Book No: 26170. $14 AUD.

195. Gilderdale, Betty; Gilderdale, Alan (2001). The Little Yellow Digger Saves the Whale. Auckland: Scholastic Press. 31 pp. Hardback oblong quarto, no jacket, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings, illustrated endpapers, minor edgewear. A wonderful children's picture story about a baby whale getting stranded on the beach, and how the Little Yellow Digger helps to rescue him. This story is based on a real incident that occurred when a young orca whale was stranded in the Mangawhai estuary on the north-east coast of New Zealand. Throughout the hours that passed before it could be rescued, an adult whale waited for it out at sea. There is also a real Little Yellow Digger. ISBN: 1869434730. Our Book No: 25099. $20 AUD.

196. 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.

197. Goetze, Jutta; Mullins, Patricia (illustrator) (1992). Ice Flowers (1st ed) [Lift Off: An Australian Television Series]. Port Melbourne: William Heinemann. Unnum 28 pp. Hardback small quarto, no jacket, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour illustrations (mostly full-page), top corners covers & base spine bumped, few small creases, faint foxing title page, minor edgewear. A children's picture story adapted from the animated feature story of the same name appearing in Lift Off, a TV series produced by the Australian Children's Television Foundation. The beautiful illustrations will delight any child. ISBN: 0855614692. Our Book No: 16964. $20 AUD.

198. Golding, Kim (1999). Alphababies (Unstated 2nd ed). [London]: Covent Garden Books / DK Books. Unnum 28 pp. Hardback small square quarto, no jacket, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour photos, minor creasing pages, minor edgewear. Twenty-six letters - 26 charming babies - 26 cheerful pictures! Alphababies introduces the alphabet through adorable photo collage and rhyming text that will delight the youngest readers. ISBN: 187185461X. Our Book No: 21695. $10 AUD.

199. 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.

200. Green, Mona; Lofts, Pamela (1984). The Echidna and the Shade Tree: An Aboriginal Story (1st ed). Sydney: Scholastic Press. Unnum 32 pp. Paperback oblong, very good plus condition, full-page colour illustrations, minor edgewear. Australian children's picture book based on a story, told by Mona Green of the Djaru tribe to Aboriginal children living in Halls Creek, Western Australia. The illustrations are adapted from their paintings of the story. ISBN: 086896266X. Our Book No: 23412. $10 AUD.

201. Greenaway, Kate (1974). Mother Goose or the Old Nursery Rhymes (Facsimile ed). City Not Stated: Grant Dahlstrom / Castle Press. 28 pp. Paperback trade, stiffened card covers, stapled (lightly rusted), very good condition, colour drawings, minimal foxing, owner's written name. Originally published in London in 1881. A facsimile edition, dated 1974, reproduced from the copy in the Huntington Library. A small booklet of Kate Greenaway's wonderful children's illustrations and rhymes which will delight children of any age. Our Book No: 22280. $12 AUD.

202. Greenaway, Kate (1985). Marigold Garden: Pictures and Rhymes by Kate Greenaway (Facsimile ed). Sydney: View Productions. 60 pp. Hardback large quarto (28.0 x 22.2 cm), dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), glossy paper, colour & black & white drawings, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. A scarce Australian facsimile edition of a classic book of Kate Greenaway's rhymes and artistic drawings. ISBN: 0908240929. Our Book No: 14966. $20 AUD.

203. Greenaway, Kate (2003). A Treasury of Kate Greenaway Stories (1st ed). Bath: Robert Frederick Ltd. 265 pp. Hardback large quarto, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings, covers faintly scratched, small closed tear rear cover near spine. Heavy (1.4 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. A collection of illustrated extracts from seven children's favourites by Kate Greenaway: Apple Pie, Book of Games, Mother Goose, The Pied Piper of Hamelin, Under the Window, Birthday Book (with records section), Book of Tunes. Delightful period illustrations in the distinct style of Kate Greenaway. ISBN: 0907789137. Our Book No: 24048. $30 AUD.

204. Greenop, Frank; Cameron, Col. (illustrator) (1965). Kit Koala: His Play Time Adventures [Moorooba Books]. Sydney: Greenop & Greenhalgh. Unnum 14 pp. Hardback small quarto, good condition, pictorial boards, stapled (lightly rusted, little loose), good condition, colour drawings, spine lightly worn, spine ends little scuffed & bumped, covers lightly marked, pages & pastedowns lightly toned, cover corners little bumped, top corner front cover worn, small tear spine, written & dated dedication front pastedown. (Estimated date, 1960s, comparable to other books in series.) An Australian children's picture story book about the playful adventures of two koalas. Our Book No: 27835. $10 AUD.

205. Greenop, Frank S.; Cameron, Col. (illustrator) (1965). Bunyip with a Swag: A Very Mysterious Happening [Moorooba B]. Sydney: Greenop & Greenhalgh. Unnum 14 pp. Hardback small quarto, good condition, pictorial boards, stapled (lightly rusted), colour drawings, spine lightly worn, spine ends scuffed, slight loss base spine, covers lightly marked, pages & pastedowns lightly toned, pages slightly loose top staple, top corner front cover worn, bottom corner last page missing. (Estimated date, 1960s, Trove catalogue.) An Australian children's picture story book about a bunyip who gave his swag to the man who made rain and saved his life. For older children and adults who like children's books. Our Book No: 27831. $10 AUD.

206. Greenop, Frank S.; Cameron, Col. (illustrator) (1965). Jumbo Jet and the Elves: Why You May See Elves on Bee's Backs [Moorooba Books]. Sydney: Greenop & Greenhalgh. Unnum 14 pp. Hardback small quarto, good condition, pictorial boards, stapled (lightly rusted, little loose), colour drawings, spine lightly worn, spine ends little scuffed, covers lightly marked, pages lightly toned, edges & pastedowns lightly foxed, small scuff front pastedown, few tiny dents rear board, rear fore-edge lightly dented, minor edgewear. (Estimated date, 1960s, Trove catalogue.) An Australian children's picture story book about some elves who live in a tiny cave in a rockery in the corner of a garden. One day they encounter Jumbo Jet, the dragon-fly, who scares them out of their cave. They then meet Queen Bee who gives a command to Jumbo Jet to leave and not return. The bees fly the elves home to their cave, and ever since that time the bees and the elves have been friends. A fun story for older children or adults. Our Book No: 27830. $15 AUD.

207. Greenop, Frank S.; Cameron, Col. (illustrator) (1965). The Flame Fairies: A Tale of a Bush Fire [Budhfire: Moorooba Books]. Sydney: Greenop & Greenhalgh. Unnum 14 pp. Hardback small thin quarto, no jacket, good condition, pictorial boards, stapled (lightly rusted), colour drawings, small thinned patch front cover (slight loss few letters), spine lightly worn & scratched, spine ends little scuffed, covers lightly marked, pages lightly toned, edges & pastedowns lightly foxed, pages slightly loose at staples, minor edgewear. (Estimated date, 1960s, comparable to other books in this series.) An Australian children's picture story book about the power of the bushfire to destroy the bush and anything in its path. In this story the bushfire was beaten by man before a lot of harm could be done. Our Book No: 27829. $15 AUD.

208. Greenop, Frank S; English, Hal (illustrator) (1965). Catapult for Tom: What He Learned from a Dog [Moorooba Books]. Sydney: Greenop & Greenhalgh. Unnum 14 pp. Hardback small thin quarto, no jacket, good condition, pictorial boards, stapled (lightly rusted), colour drawings, spine lightly worn (small tear), covers lightly scuffed & marked, pages & pastedowns lightly toned, cover corners little bumped, fore-edge front cover lightly dented, fore-edge rear cover little rubbed, title on front cover little rubbed. (Estimated date, 1960s, Trove catalogue.) An Australian children's picture story book about a boy using a catapult to scare of a dog. However, he gets lost and the very same dog saves his life. Our Book No: 27834. $10 AUD.

209. Greenop, Frank S; English, Hal (illustrator) (1965). Lighthouse Lad: A Tale of a Boy's Bravery [Moorooba Books]. Sydney: Greenop & Greenhalgh. Unnum 14 pp. Hardback small quarto, good condition, pictorial boards, stapled (lightly rusted, bottom staple little loose), colour drawings, covers lightly worn & marked, crease first page, pages & pastedowns lightly toned, small scuff front pastedown, corners little bumped, fore-edge front cover lightly dented, small tear spine. (Estimated date, 1960s, Trove catalogue.) An Australian children's picture story book about a family named Bosley who live in a lighthouse. One day, John, one of the two Bosley children saves a troubled ship and its passengers from crashing into rocks. Our Book No: 27833. $10 AUD.

210. Greenop, Frank S; English, Hal (illustrator) (1965). The Magpie Hero: Ballads of the Bushrangers [Moorooba Books]. Sydney: Greenop & Greenhalgh. Unnum 14 pp. Hardback small quarto, good condition, pictorial boards, stapled (lightly rusted), colour drawings, spine lightly worn, covers lightly scuffed & marked, pages & endpapers lightly toned, small scuff front pastedown, bottom fore-edge lightly dented, minor edgewear. (Estimated date, 1960s, Trove catalogue.) An Australian children's picture story book featuring poems about bushrangers. Our Book No: 27832. $15 AUD.

211. Griffiths, Lexie; Loam, Arthur S. (music) (1949). Along the Track: Little Tunes for Young Pianists [Imperial Edition, no 543: Plate B.4815]. Melbourne: Allan & Co. 12 pp. Paperback quarto, good condition, stapled (staples rusted), spine repaired, pages little creased, covers & pages little toned & foxed, few page corners creased, minor edgewear & pencil annotation, owner's written name front cover. Sheet music for eight tunes: The Walk - The Kookaburra - The Green Frog - The Grasshopper - The Lady Bird - Mary Jane - Rain - Bedtime. (Copyright date, 1949.). Our Book No: 17033. $10 AUD.

212. Grogan, John; Cowdrey, Richard (illustrator) (2010). Marley and the Kittens (1st p/b ed). London: HarperCollins Children's Books. Unnum 32 pp. Paperback small wide quarto, very good condition, colour text-drawings (most full-page), reader creases along spine, corner tips front cover little scuffed, minor edgewear. This book is a very funny and warm children's picture story from the writer of Marley & Me. A pair of beautiful kittens joins the family, and Marley fears he may longer be number-one. Lucky and Yow-Yow teach Marley that no one's purr-fect and they all become the best of friends after a few ups and downs. ISBN: 9780007382156. Our Book No: 28719. $10 AUD.

213. Guy, H.; Guy, C.; Paris, Alfred (illustrator) (1897). Le Roman d'un Petit Marin (2nd ed) [Bibliotheque des Ecoles et des Families]. Paris: Librarie Hachette et Cie. 272 pp. Hardback small quarto, no jacket, very good condition, original pictorial red cloth cover (spine ends chipped), black & white engravings, all edges gilt, some foxing (mainly near edges of some pages), blotchy patches rear cloth cover (small section board exposed), pages lightly toned, minor edgewear, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. Heavy (1.1 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. Second edition. A children's maritime adventure set in Brittany [France], North Africa, India and Indo-China [Indochina]. Our Book No: 1851. $50 AUD.

214. Haley, Jean; Pascoe, Sadie (illustrator); Pascoe, Suzanne (illustrator) (1982). Bush Brownie Stories. Melbourne: Edward Arnold. Unnum 18 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good condition, colour drawings, minor edgewear. A delightful children's picture book about the bush fairies interacting with Australian native animals and birds (beautifully drawn). ISBN: 071318048X. Our Book No: 2514A. $10 AUD.

215. Hall, Rita (1986). The Goanna and the Crane Fly (1st ed). Sydney: Collins. Unnum 32 pp. Hardback small wide quarto, no jacket, very good condition, pictorial cover, illustrated endpapers, very good condition, colour illustrations, faint toning edges. This fascinating children's picture story has information about goannas by Terry Douglas Schwaner from the South Australian Museum at the back. The story is about the adventures of a Crane Fly with various Australian animals, especially the Sand Goanna. ISBN: 0001843605. Our Book No: 27964. $18 AUD.

216. Hashmi, Kerri; Marshall, Felicity (illustrator) (1999). You and Me, Murrawee (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Puffin / Penguin Books. Unnum 28 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, full-page colour illustrations, minor edgewear, few light creases covers. In this beautiful lyrical children's picture book, life as it would have been 200 years ago is seen through the eyes of a young Aboriginal girl camping on the river with her family. Murrawee is friend and guide as we experience the rhythms of one day and become very aware of what can be gained, simply by listening and sharing. ISBN: 0140564993. Our Book No: 27536. $10 AUD.

217. Hasler, Julie; Lewis, Di (1989). Kate Greenaway Cross Stitch Designs. Sydney: Greenhouse Publications. 120 pp. Hardback quarto, very good condition, pictorial cover, black & white & colour drawings & photos, faint foxing first & last page, bottom corners lightly rubbed. The designs illustrated in this book, based on Kate Greenaway's classic children's tales, show many ways in which cross-stitch can be used to decorate the home, or to make children's clothes or unusual gifts. ISBN: 0864362927. Our Book No: 24987. $20 AUD.

218. Hatfield, Marcia; Greenhalgh, Rowl; Ajax Films, producer (1979). Eddie's Alphabet: Based on the Popular Television Series (Reprint ed). Sydney: Ure Smith. Unnum 28 pp. Hardback wide quarto, pictorial cover, good condition, colour drawings, spine ends & corners little worn, minimal foxing including title page, inner hinge spilt (pages firm), minor edgewear. A children's picture book that teaches children the alphabet by using words and pictures. ISBN: 0725404981. Our Book No: 27813. $13 AUD.

219. Hathorn, Libby; Vivas, Julie (illustrator) (1986). The Tram to Bondi Beach (Reprint ed). Sydney: Fontana. Unnum 28 pp. Paperback small square, very good condition, minor edgewear, creases along spine, covers slightly marked, few creases pages. A wonderful children's picture story about a boy named Keiran who sold papers, and planned to drive the trams he loved to travel on so much. The bright life-like drawings bring this book to life. The Children's Book Council highly commended picture book of the year. ISBN: 0006620337. Our Book No: 13618. $11 AUD.

220. Hawkins, Sheila (1944). The Bear Brothers' Holiday (1st ed). London: Oxford University Press (OUP). Unnum 28 pp. Hardback small quarto, no jacket, pictorial cover, illustrated pastedowns, fair plus condition, colour drawings, corners covers lightly worn & bumped, slight loss spine ends, faint foxing & rubbing edges, owner's written name title page. A wonderful collectible children's story about the bears who take a holiday and the adventures they have. Big Bear and Little Bear have had one book written about them, called "The Bear Brothers". They also appeared in "Farmer's Weekly" in the children's section. Our Book No: 26215. $20 AUD.

221. 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.

222. 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.

223. Herriot, James; Brown, Ruth (illustrator) (1992). Oscar Cat-About-Town (Reprint ed). London: Picture Piper / Pan Books. Unnum 32 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good condition, colour drawings, minor edgewear. A children's picture book (true story), taken from his experience as a rural English vet. ISBN: 0330320661. Our Book No: 20368A. $10 AUD.

224. 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.

225. Hill, Valerie; Cameron, Jane; Oliver, David; Simpson, Judith (1993). Lost Farm of the Seven Hills (1st ed) [One Day In Series]. Sydney, Baulkham Hills: Vineyard Freepress. 68 pp. Hardback quarto, pictorial, as new condition, colour text-photos & drawings, map. (Colour endpapers & some internal sketches are a collage of historical newspapers, documents and photos.) This is a scarce fictional story about a real place in Australia - a pioneer farm dating from the first days of European settlement. When four children explore the complex of rough-hewn slab huts, sheds, cottages and the grand Victorian house - and hear stories of 200 years of Australian history - they sense they are part of this history. They decide to save their real-life treasure. ISBN: 0646112740. Our Book No: 22415. $30 AUD.

226. Holmelund Minarik, Else; Sendak, Maurice (illustrator) (1968). A Kiss for Little Bear. Sydney: Scholastic Book Services. 32 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good condition, colour drawings, yellow-tinted pages, few small creases covers, minor edgewear, staples little rusted, pages lightly toned, owner's written name. By the author and artist of "Little Bear". A charming children's picture story about a bear sending a picture to his grandmother; she sends a kiss back to him via some of his animal friends (hens, ducks, frogs, owls, cats, skunks). The simple text and beautiful drawings will appeal to any child. ISBN: 0590720848. Our Book No: 20841. $10 AUD.

227. Hopson, Jennifer; Isham, Marion (illustrator); Isham, Steve (illustrator) (1999). Whale Song (1st ed). Tasmania: Bandicoot Books. Unnum 32 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, full-page colour drawings, faint foxing top few pages, minor edgewear corners, autograph (illustrator's written dedication title page). A delightful children's picture story about a humpback whale (as seen inside the cover) and a little girl who play on the rolling sea. Message from illustrator: "Have a whale of time". ISBN: 095865364X. Our Book No: 28315. $16 AUD.

228. Horn, Peter; Kadman, Cristina (illustrator) (2005). The Best Father of All. New York: North - South Books. Unnum 28 pp. Paperback quarto, very good plus condition, colour drawings. This delightful children's book, a sequel to "When I Grow Up", shows how a father turtle and his baby turtle learn to communicate. The large soft clear and colourful illustrations and easy-to-read will text will appeal to any age. ISBN: 0735819777. Our Book No: 22165. $10 AUD.

229. 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 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.

230. Houlton, Rona; Noble, Monique (illustrator) (1993). Poems for Bear Cottage. Sydney, Engadine: Celebrity Safari Pty Ltd. 34 pp. Paperback quarto, very good plus condition, coloured drawings, minor edgewear. The poems by Rona and the drawings by Monique make this a very special book. Monique developed acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in January 1991. She was treated at Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children. She died in July, 1993, aged 13 years. Monique had special qualities of determination, independence and organisation with a keen eye for detail. Monique has left us this beautifully illustrated book which is a gift for all and a tribute to those who loved and cared for her during her illness. ISBN: 0646161563. Our Book No: 21028. $12 AUD.

231. Hubbard, Athleen; Gidas, Marie (illustrator) (1984). A Pen & Four Paws, by Horrie Hamish Hubbard (1st ed). Melbourne, Kew: National Guide Dogs. 32 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good condition, stapled, thin card covers, black & white drawings, minor edgewear, spine & covers little creased. Children's literature. Cats have always played an important role in the training of guide dog puppies. There are always several around the National Guide Dog Training Centre in Kew, Victoria. The reason for this is that guide dogs of the future must be used to cats and consider them good friends. This delightful little book is suitable for all ages, as Horrie the cat has made sure to include easy-to-read poems and the charming drawings to make the poems come alive. (Includes photo of the author and his cat Horrie.). Our Book No: 23894. $15 AUD.

232. Hughes, Shirley (1995). Rhymes for Annie Rose (Reprint ed). London: Bodley Head. Unnum 44 pp. Hardback small oblong quarto, dustjacket, very good condition, pictorial cover (in very good dustjacket), colour drawings (some full-page), light foxing reverse side jacket (minor edgewear), faint foxing top edge. This very special book has simple verses suitable for little ones to join in. The author's sketches have a special charm that will delight all ages. ISBN: 037031980X. Our Book No: 26999. $10 AUD.

233. Hughes, Shirley (2001). Alfie Weather (1st ed). London: Bodley Head. Unnum 42 pp. Hardback small oblong quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), colour drawings (mostly full-page), minor edgewear jacket, review label front free flyleaf. This new collection of children's stories and poems featuring Alfie and his sister, Annie Rose. Alfie can find plenty to do in any weather. The bright and colourful illustrations will delight any age, and the stories and poems are fun to read whatever the weather may be. ISBN: 0370325613. Our Book No: 29146. $15 AUD.

234. Hughes, Shirley (2010). Jonadab and Rita: A Magical Tale of True Friendship and Finding Your Way Home. London: Random House Children's. Unnum 28 pp. Paperback small wide quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, minor edgewear corners. This beautiful warm children's story is about a toy donkey named Jonadad who is looking for adventure. One midsummer night he takes flight and discovers a magical fairy feast. Getting home again is harder than he thought, and he hopes his special friend Rita the toy mouse can help to locate him. The large colourful illustrations will delight any age. Written and illustrated by the author of "Dogger". ISBN: 9781862303133. Our Book No: 27983. $10 AUD.

235. Hunt, Nan; Kubbos, Alison (illustrator) (1991). The Dove Tree (1st ed). Sydney, Milsons Point: Random House. Unnum 32 pp. Hardback quarto, very good condition, pictorial cover, full-page colour drawings, few tiny scratches rear cover. Children's picture story about a young girl with cancer, her special friend Hannah, and a very special tree. ISBN: 0091826128. Our Book No: 28334. $20 AUD.

236. Hunt, Nan; Maclean, Graham (illustrator) (1992). The Harvest Loaf (1st ed). Sydney, Milsons Point: Random House. Unnum 32 pp. Hardback quarto, very good condition, pictorial cover, full-page colour drawings, front cover corners little bumped, small dent front cover. Australian children's picture book about a boy helping after a mudslide disrupts the Harvest Festival. John was no one's special friend, until disaster hits the town, then he is everyone's friend. ISBN: 0091826039. Our Book No: 28154. $15 AUD.

237. Hunt, Nan; Ogden, Betina (illustrator) (1988). The Show (1st ed). Sydney: Collins Press / Anne Ingram Books. Unnum 32 pp. Hardback small quarto, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings, endpapers little foxed, few tiny dents along fore-edge front cover, autograph (author's written name title page). Children's picture story about a girl named Mary who waited for her grandparents to take her to the agricultural show. The colourful drawings will delight all ages. ISBN: 0732248035. Our Book No: 28220. $15 AUD.

238. Hurle, Garry; Moir, Mali (illustrator) (1992). The Most Important Building in Town (1st ed). Melbourne: Hill of Content. 54 pp. Hardback square octavo, very good condition, pictorial cover, full-page colour drawings, bottom corner front cover little rubbed, few tiny scuffs along bottom edge cover. Children's picture story about how the animals band together to save the town library. ISBN: 085572210X. Our Book No: 27280. $12 AUD.

239. Huxley, Dee (1993). Morgan and the Tooth Fairies (1st ed). Sydney: Margaret Hamilton. Unnum 28 pp. Hardback quarto, very good condition, pictorial cover, full-page colour drawings, spine little faded as common, small rubbed mark front flyleaf, minor edgewear. First edition. This beautifully illustrated children's picture story will delight adults and children alike. Morgan sets out to find the answers to his questions about tooth fairies. The simple text is brought to life with superbly imaginative and humorous illustrations. ISBN: 0947241302. Our Book No: 15883. $25 AUD.

240. Ingpen, Robert; Bower Ingram, Anne (editor) (1989). The Idle Bear (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Lothian Publishing. Unnum 24 pp. Hardback small quarto, pictorial cover, very good condition, full-page colour drawings, endpapers lightly foxed, cover corners slightly bumped, tiny scuff top corner rear cover, tiny scuff bottom corner front cover, spine slightly faded, base of spine slightly bumped. Winner 1986 Hans Christian Anderson Medal. This delightful and funny children's picture story explores the private worlds and thoughts of Ted and Teddy, teddy bears that capture every bear lover's imagination. Brilliant pictures make this a delightful children's picture story for all ages. ISBN: 0850912288. Our Book No: 28837. $15 AUD.

241. Ingpen, Robert; Dunkle, Margaret (1987). Conservation: A Thoughtful Way to Teach Conservation to Children. Melbourne: Hill of Content. Unnum 36 pp. Hardback square, no jacket as issued, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings. This beautiful children's nonfiction book with full-page colour illustrations and easy-to-read text helps to bring nature alive for children, and show how important it is to conserve our environment. ISBN: 0855721669. Our Book No: 22514. $12 AUD.

242. Ingram, Anne; Morimoto, Junko (illustrator) (2010). Run Damon, Run (Reprint ed). Sydney: Red Fox / Random House. Unnum 32 pp. Paperback small wide quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, top corner front cover lightly bent, spine little creased, minor edgewear. A children's story about trust and loyalty, based on Dionysius, tyrant ruler of ancient Sicily. The author has treated her retelling as folklore, based on previous versions. The first version was called "Melos, Run!" written by a Japanese writer. The soft pastels used by Junko make Damon look life-like. ISBN: 0091840767. Our Book No: 28569. $15 AUD.

243. Inkpen, Mick (2005). Beachmoles and Bellvine (1st p/b ed). London: Hodder Children's Books. Unnum 32 pp. Paperback small square quarto, very good condition, full-page colour drawings, fold-out illustration, spine little creased, covers little scratched, rear cover little marked, minor edgewear. A children's picture story about a vine that grows and grows on Blue Nose Island. Written and illustrated by the creator of "Kipper and Wibbly Pig". ISBN: 0340878665. Our Book No: 28828. $10 AUD.

244. Isham, Steve; Isham, Marion (1996). Tasmanian Tiger (1st ed). Margate, TAS: Bandicoot Books. 30 pp. Paperback small wide quarto, very good condition, full-page glossy illustrations, minor edgewear, top corner tip front cover little creased, autograph (written names title page). Australian children's picture book. Ben and his sister go Tasmanian tiger hunting. ISBN: 0958653607. Our Book No: 26637. $13 AUD.

245. Isham, Steve; Isham, Marion (1999). One Weary Wombat (Reprint ed). Margate, TAS: Bandicoot Books. Unnum 24 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, full-page glossy illustrations, few tiny creases front cover & bottom corner rear cover. Australian children's picture book. The beautiful glossy full-page coloured pictures will appeal to children of all ages. The simple text is suitable for younger children to understand. The counting from 10 back to 1 will have even the most difficult child ready to go to sleep at the end. ISBN: 0958653623. Our Book No: 20379. $15 AUD.

246. Jacobs, Una; Marsh, Gwen (translator) (1979). The Story of Fieldmice (1st translated ed). London: J. M. Dent & Sons. Unnum 28 pp. Hardback small quarto, no jacket, pictorial boards, very good condition, colour drawings, illustrated endpapers, base spine slightly worn, spine little loose (pages firm). A children's picture book about fieldmice, including a description of the life-cycle, how they stake out their territories, build burrows, store food, make nests and bring up their young. A remarkable story of survival and adaptation, illustrated with large, colourful pictures. ISBN: 0460069675. Our Book No: 25882. $15 AUD.

247. James, Ann (1995). Finding Jack. Sydney, Rydalmere: Hodder Children's Books Australia. Unnum 32 pp. Paperback small square quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, loose fold-out poster, bottom corner front cover creased, minor edgewear. Australian children's picture story about a cat called Jack who is hiding away. The beautiful life-like drawings will appeal to animal lovers of all ages. The poster explains the authors' story about her cottage and how she came to write this very special story. ISBN: 0733600743. Our Book No: 28562. $15 AUD.

248. Jansson, Tove; Hart, Kingsley (translator) (1978). The Dangerous Journey (1st English ed). London: Ernest Benn. Unnum 28 pp. Hardback large quarto, pictorial board covers (tan cloth spine), very good condition, colour drawings, new endpapers, bottom corner rear cover bumped, minor edgewear, small sticker top corner title page. English translation of a Swedish-language Finnish children's picture book: "Den Farliga Resan" (Holger Schildts Forlag, Helsingfors, 1977). A little girl is transported with the help of magic glasses from a boring summer afternoon into an exciting world of mangrove swamps, volcanoes, and sea where birds fly upside down. Old friends from Moomin Valley - Hemulen, Sniff, Snufkin, Thingummy Bob - join her in her adventures. Moomin rescues them in his trusty striped balloon. An extension of the Moomin children's stories by the popular Swedish-Finnish novelist, who has received the Hans Christian Andersen award for children's literature. ISBN: 051000038X. Our Book No: 14810. $80 AUD.

249. 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.

250. Johnson, Rebecca; Parish, Steve (photographer) (2003). Oliver's Landing (1st ed). Queensland: Steve Parish Publishing. 32 pp. Paperback square quarto, very good condition, colour illustrations (few full-page), minor edgewear corners. This is the story of a squirrel glider who was bullied by his family because he was different to the other squirrel gliders in the colony. He helped Ruby, a rare Mahogany Glider who is afraid that her home will be destroyed. He finds courage he didn't know he had and the confidence to be himself. This special children's picture story is told with such warmth it will appeal to children and adults alike. ISBN: 174021420X. Our Book No: 28145. $10 AUD.

251. Kane, Glenda; Allen, Lisa (2010). Anzac Day Parade. Auckland: Puffin / Penguin Books. Unnum 32 pp. Paperback square quarto, very good plus condition, colour drawings, minor edgewear. A children's picture story revealing a poignant look at war through the eyes of a former member of the 18th Battalion. Told in rhyme it takes place on Anzac Day, when an old man and a young boy meet - the young boy wide-eyed and wanting to hear the glories of war and death; the old man quietly sad to remember the reality of what was faced. He looked out over the young one’s head, and the past was all he could see. ISBN: 9780143505426. Our Book No: 16821. $12 AUD.

252. Keneally, Tom; Johnson, Gillian (illustrator) (2003). Roos in Shoes (1st ed). Sydney: Random House. Unnum 28 pp. Hardback square quarto, no jacket as issued, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings, minor edgewear. First edition. Children's picture story about the Drewe family who live on a farm and share their land with a tribe of kangaroos. When an electricity company threatens to throw them off their farm, the kangaroos decide to take action. This is a delightful rhyming tale from well-known Australian author Tom Keneally. ISBN: 1740518640. Our Book No: 16822. $20 AUD.

253. Ker Wilson, Barbara (1987). The Illustrated Treasury of Australian Stories & Verse for Children. Melbourne: Nelson. 320 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), full-page colour drawings (including frontispiece), black & white drawings, minor edgewear jacket, top edge lightly foxed, base spine little rubbed, bookplates, bookshop label front pastedown. Heavy (1.0 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. This anthology, chosen by Barbara Ker Wilson, is arranged in chronological order. It presents an overall picture of the literature which young Australians have enjoyed since the first book for children was published in the colony of New South Wales, in 1841. Much of the material included comes from rare and precious volumes, and many of the stories were loved by parents, grandparents and great-grandparents of today's children. The illustrations show how artist's styles have changed over the years. A wonderful book to add to any literature collection. ISBN: 0170070123. Our Book No: 27015. $20 AUD.

254. Ker Wilson, Barbara; Fielding, David (illustrator) (1988). Acacia Terrace (1st ed). Gosford, NSW: Ashton Scholastic. Unnum 34 pp. Hardback oblong small quarto, dustjacket (with oblong side flaps), decorative endpapers, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), colour drawings, top edge lightly foxed, bottom edge little rubbed, tiny scuff bottom edge front cover, rubber stamp flyleaf, spine lightly faded jacket (slight crease), label & glue residue rear pastedown. This beautiful inspiring book tells a story of an typical corner of Sydney, a terrace of houses built in the 1860s, and the people who lived there, then and later, set against the background of an ever changing world. It is part of the larger history of Australia, from goldrush days of canvas towns, to our modern cityscapes of fast freeways and high-rise buildings. A wonderful book to add to any literature collection. Suitable for older readers and adults with an interest in Australian history. ISBN: 0868963496. Our Book No: 27395. $12 AUD.

255. Ker Wilson, Barbara; Hannay, Lorraine (illustrator) (1983). Kelly the Sleepy Koala [Australian Golden Book]. Sydney: Golden Press. Unnum 28 pp. Hardback small square quarto, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings, bottom corners covers bumped, minor edgewear, owner's rubber stamp. A wonderful children's picture story about a sleepy koala. The large illustrations will appeal to all ages. ISBN: 0855587946. Our Book No: 23828. $13 AUD.

256. Ker Wilson, Barbara; Phelps, Kathleen (illustrator) (1986). Yellow Dog Dingo (1st ed). Sydney, Drummoyne: Golden Press. Unnum 31 pp. Hardback small quarto, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings, page edges lightly toned, two tiny dents fore-edge covers. This delightful Australian Aboriginal folktale (children's picture story) will also interest older readers. ISBN: 0730203166. Our Book No: 26886. $15 AUD.

257. 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.

258. Kerr, Judith (2002). Mog on Fox Night (Reprint ed). London: Collins. Unnum 28 pp. Paperback large octavo, good condition, colour drawings, some creases & marks covers & pages & edges, minor edgewear, written & dated dedication title page. A special children's picture story about Mog the cat and his many adventures. This time he meets some cheeky foxes who eat the dinner he does not want. A well-loved copy which makes this story very special. ISBN: 0006645011. Our Book No: 27854. $10 AUD.

259. Kerr, Judith (2006). Mog in the Dark (Reprint ed). London: HarperCollins Children's Books. Unnum 44 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, minor creases covers, minor edgewear. This is another special children's picture story about Mog the cat and his many adventures. There is a picture on the rear cover of the author and her cat who looks like Mog! ISBN: 9780007171330. Our Book No: 28669. $14 AUD.

260. Kersh, Norah (1999). Outback Alphabet (Reprint ed). Maxwelton, QLD: Norah Kersh "Bora". 27 pp. Paperback oblong small quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, spine little creased, few creases covers, small area rubbed front cover. This children's picture book is uniquely Australian. Some of the images many outback children will associate with their first understanding of and writing of actual words and sentences. The soft colourful illustrations will delight any age. ISBN: 0646332473. Our Book No: 27912. $15 AUD.

261. King, John Anthony (illustrator) (1989). The Book of Australian Songs (1st p/b ed) [Australian Picturemac]. Melbourne: Macmillan. 32 pp. Paperback small quarto, good plus condition, colour drawings, few small cover scratches, front cover lightly faded, faint foxing few pages, slight mark fore-edge rear cover. A scarce children's picture book of Australian songs. The songs include "Waltzing Matilda", "Click Go The Shears" and "Botany Bay". The illustrations make this a delightful book for children of any age. ISBN: 0333500474. Our Book No: 22523. $14 AUD.

262. Kingston, William H. G. (1865). The Gilpins and Their Fortunes: An Australian Tale (1st ed). London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge (SPCK). 171 pp. Hardback small, good condition, quarter-bound patterned cloth (gilt title on spine), engraved frontispiece, four leaves of plates, edges & pages toned, small loss & closed tear top spine, light foxing endpapers & few pages, minor edgewear, front inner hinge little split (front free flyleaf little loose, otherwise pages firm), owner's written name. (True first edition, undated but 1865, Trove catalogue & Muir 3936.) An early children's story set in Australia. Suitable for young adults and adults who like old collectable books. Our Book No: 28871. $50 AUD.

263. Kitzelman, Kerry; Parish, Steve (photographer) (2007). The Truth About Horrie (1st ed). Archfield, QLD: Steve Parish Publishing. 30 pp. Hardback oblong small quarto, very good condition, pictorial cover, full-page colour photos, base spine little rubbed, top corners covers lightly bumped. Australian children's picture story. This beautiful warm story is about a wombat who, raised by humans as part of the family, makes a startling discovery. Horrie lived at the Tasmanian Devil Conservation Park when these photos were taken. ISBN: 9781741932850. Our Book No: 26854. $15 AUD.

264. Kitzelman, Kerry; Parish, Steve (photographer) (2009). Bilby and Friends (1st ed). Archfield, QLD: Steve Parish Publishing. 33 pp. Paperback oblong quarto, as new condition, colour photos (many full-page). Australian children's picture story. Bilby had been rather quiet lately. His friends were worried about him. They knew he had a terrible secret that he was keeping from them, a secret they needed to discover. Now they had to find out what was happening to their world! ISBN: 9781741934328. Our Book No: 23558. $10 AUD.

265. Kloet, Christine (1977). After Alice: A Hundred Years of Children's Reading in Britain. London: Library Association. 63 pp. Paperback small quarto, glossy card covers, very good condition, colour plates (including frontispiece), black & white drawings, minor foxing top edge, few tiny scratches & creases, minor edgewear corners. Accompanies an exhibition (Sept 1977 - Jan 1978) to celebrate the Centenary of the Library Association, jointly organised with the Museum of Childhood Cambridge, at Bethnal Green, London. Selected and catalogued by Christine Kloet. ISBN: 0853657408. Our Book No: 22047. $10 AUD.

266. Koci, Marta; Herring, Ann (translator) (1973). P. Tinybit (1st translated ed). Tokyo: Universe Picture Books / Gakken. 27 pp. Hardback small quarto, no jacket, pictorial cover, very good plus condition, small crease flyleaf. A beautifully illustrated Japanese story about a berry-beetle, translated from the Japanese language. P. Tinybit is unhappy because he thinks he is too small. Our Book No: 25380. $20 AUD.

267. L'Hommedieu, Dorothy K.; Kirmse, Marguerite (illustrator) (1965). Skippy: The Little Skye Terrier (Reprint ed). London: Robert Hale. 61 pp. Hardback wide octavo, no jacket, pictorial cover, good condition, black & white & colour drawings, boards lightly warped, edges lightly toned, top corners lightly bumped, endpapers toned, piece missing top spine, base spine little worn, black texta name front pastedown. (Originally published 1965.) Skippy is a little skye terrier living on a farm who helps a kitten return to her home. He decides to run away after his Mother and his mistress go on a trip without him. After a few hair raising adventures he - and the little kitten who also ran away after Cook chased her - return to the safety of their home. The charming drawings in this children's picture story will delight children and adults alike. Our Book No: 25195. $20 AUD.

268. Lane, Margaret (2001). The Tale of Beatrix Potter. London: Frederick Warne / Penguin Books. 192 pp. Paperback, very good condition, black & white photos centre spread, black & white drawings. Biography of the famous narrator of children's stories, which were mostly about animals, including the famous Peter Rabbitt tales. ISBN: 0723246769. Our Book No: 15870. $10 AUD.

269. Langoulant, Allan (1998). A for Australia (1st ed). Sydney: Envirobook. 32 pp. Paperback oblong quarto, very good plus condition, full-page colour drawings. Australian children's picture book. Follow Kanga, the kangaroo, as he travels around Australia and through the alphabet. Go on a great adventure and discover Australia's history and culture through its people, places, plants and animals. The delightful illustrations will appeal to very young children, and older children will love to discover new words. ISBN: 0858811618. Our Book No: 20611. $15 AUD.

270. Lasenby, Jack; Finlayson, Nancy (illustrator) (1976). Rewi the Red Deer (1st ed) [Australian Golden Book Series]. Sydney: Golden Press. Unnum 36 pp. Hardback small quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, tiny scuff along spine, minor foxing endpapers & title page & edges, cover corners little bumped, owner's rubber stamp inside front cover. A charming children's picture story about the friendship between a small orphaned deer and a boy named Billy. The deer named Rewi later saves Billy. The text would suit older children, and the life-like illustrations would appeal to all ages. ISBN: 0855583320. Our Book No: 28749. $10 AUD.

271. Lawes-Gilvear, Nita; Lee, Leighton (illustrator) (1997). Tiddles: The Special Tassie Devil. [Launceston]: Regal Publications. Unnum 24 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, full-page colour drawings, minor edgewear. A charming children's picture story about a little Tassie Devil who likes the good things in life and meets two children he talks to. The large colourful pictures and easy-to-read text will appeal to any age. See if you can find 50 ants, 4 ladybeetles, 3 butterflies and 2 grasshoppers in this book. ISBN: 187626103X. Our Book No: 25138. $10 AUD.

272. 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.

273. Lawson, Henry; King, John Anthony (illustrator) (1991). Mary Called Him "Mister". Sydney, Crows Nest: Macmillan. 32 pp. Hardback small quarto, no jacket, good plus condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings, faint foxing title page, minor edgewear, label remains front pastedown. This illustrated collection of Henry Lawson poems for children illuminates an often neglected side of the Bush Ballad era: the life of women in the Bush - their strengths, their dreams, their hopes and their disappointments. ISBN: 0732905486. Our Book No: 25527. $10 AUD.

274. 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.

275. Le Souef, A. S.; Cunningham, Walter (illustrator) (1955). The Brownie Twins: The Story of a Ringtail Family. Sydney: John Sands. Unnum 32 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, good plus condition (in fair dustjacket), colour drawings (some full-page), spine ends chipped, pages lightly toned, edge tears repaired jacket (minor insect damage, small piece missing spine ends, front flap creased, reverse side lightly foxed), non-author written dedication inside cover, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. (Estimated date, 1955, Trove catalogue.) Children's picture story about the life and adventures of a possum mother and her babies. The story and beautiful illustrations will delight any child or adult who loves collecting children's books from this era. Our Book No: 21526. $10 AUD.

276. Lear, Edward (1982). A Book of Nonsense [Facsimile Editions, Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books, Toronto Public Library]. London / Tokyo: Bodley Head / Holp Shuppan. Unnum pp. Hardback quarto, very good plus condition, colour cartoons, pictorial embossed blue cloth cover (gilt decoration & lettering), gilt edges, in cardboard slipcase. Facsimile edition. Lear's famous book of nonsense verse was first published in 1846, and it was the first to popularize the format of limericks, a term however not commonly used until the 1890s. This facsimile is based on the Routledge colour edition of 1875. The cartoons are placed one or two per page, with one or two interleaved blank pages. (One of a set of 35 handsome facsimiles in 28 slipcases.). Our Book No: 16935. $45 AUD.

277. Lee, Heidi; Parry, Tristan (illustrator) (2004). The Yowie that Nobody Wanted [Yowie Series]. Sydney: New Holland. Unnum 28 pp. Hardback quarto, no jacket as issued, pictorial cover, very good plus condition, colour drawings, two tiny dents top edge front cover. An Australian children's picture book about a yowie which is a mythological animal. The large glossy full-page full-colour illustrations will appeal to any age. ISBN: 1741102685. Our Book No: 24104. $14 AUD.

278. Lehmann, Geoffrey; Magerl, Caroline (illustrator) (2001). Sky Boy. Sydney: Mark Macleod Books / Hodder Headline. Unnum 28 pp. Hardback large quarto, very good condition, pictorial cover, watercolour drawings, minor edgewear. A wonderful children's picture story about a sister's courage and love. Teresa is stubborn and maybe a bit mad. She rows her boat through the storm with a baby and cow on board. She can only be saved by a miracle. ISBN: 0733611826. Our Book No: 25076. $14 AUD.

279. Lewis, Kim (1993). Floss (Reprint ed). London: Walker Books. Unnum 28 pp. Paperback small oblong quarto, very good plus condition, colour drawings. A delightful children's picture story about a border collie dog who loved to play ball with the children, when she lived in town. Now she lives on a farm and has to work for her keep. The illustrations will appeal to any age. ISBN: 0744520711. Our Book No: 23886. $10 AUD.

280. Lewis, Kim (1997). My Friend Harry (Reprint ed). London: Walker Books. Unnum 28 pp. Paperback small oblong quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, top corner front cover creased, minor edgewear, presentation label inside front cover. A delightful book about a toy elephant named Harry. James takes him everywhere, on the farm, on holiday, to bed. Harry always listens and never complains. When James starts school, Harry stays at home on the first day, then goes with James the next day until Harry gets used to being at home by himself. The illustrations will appeal to any age. The author wrote "Floss", a story about a sheep dog (who also appears briefly in this book). ISBN: 0744552958. Our Book No: 28499. $10 AUD.

281. Leyland, Mal (1981). Gypsy Goes to the Country (1st ed) [Leyland Brothers Fireside Tales]. Broadmeadow, NSW: Leyland Brothers Films. Unnum 58 pp. Hardback small, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour text-photos, minor rubbing base spine, few light marks rear cover, faint foxing rear pastedown. A children's picture story about a timber town in 1913, illustrated by photos from the film tie-in. Filmed at Timbertown, Wauchope (New South Wales). ISBN: 0959522220. Our Book No: 11435. $12 AUD.

282. 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.

283. Lindsay, Norman (1996). A Slice of Magic Pudding, Being the Adventures of Bunyip Bluegum and His Friends Bill Barnacle and Sam Sawnoff (Reprint ed) [Young Australia Series]. Sydney: Cornstalk / Angus & Robertson. 28 pp. Hardback quarto, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour text-photos, minor edgewear. The evergreen Australian children's classic, here shortened, written and illustrated by the famous Australian artist. ISBN: 020712244X. Our Book No: 15782. $10 AUD.

284. Lissner, E.; Slonek, Rae (1986). A Tale of Misfortune. [Sydney]: New Age Publishers / Printed in USSR. 12 pp. Paperback folio (31.3 x 24.9 cm), good plus condition, stapled, full-page colour drawings, front cover minor foxing & scuffing (possible minor insect damage), rear cover lightly faded near spine (sticker mark). (Estimated date, 1986, Trove catalogue.) A traditional Russian folk tale, here presented as a beautifully illustrated children's book, illustrated by Lissner and translated by Slonek. ISBN: 0908077343. Our Book No: 12887. $15 AUD.

285. Lister, Gladys; Abbott, Joyce (illustrator) (1942). Grandpuff and Leafy (Unstated 1st ed). Sydney: Marchant & Co. Unnum 56 pp. Hardback wide octavo, pictorial cover, good plus condition, black & white drawings (some full-page), full-page colour drawings (including frontispiece), pages & covers lightly toned as usual, minor edgewear (particularly spine ends), old price marks. Collectible children's picture story. Undated first edition. Decorations by the author and Joyce Abbott. Dedicated to Lady Gowrie, and to every child with a Soldier Daddy. Pagination includes plates. Last page is list of six other books by Gladys Lister. Our Book No: 14782. $20 AUD.

286. Lloyd, Bernard; Tulloch, Coral (illustrator) (1990). Mr Greyfinch's Garden [Spectrum: HBJ Classroom Library Green]. Sydney, Marrickville: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich Group (Australia Pty. Ltd). Unnum 22 pp. Paperback small square quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, top corner covers & spine little creased, few surface scratches covers, minor edgewear corners. This is a very special children's picture story about moving to a new home, and trying to fit into the community. It takes Mr Greyfinch sometime to settle into the street, and he does this by making a beautiful garden, which he shares with his neighbours. The author and illustrator share an active interest in the environment. ISBN: 0729508439. Our Book No: 28672. $15 AUD.

287. Loam, Arthur S. (1951). Playhour Pieces: Piano Pieces for Little Hands with Big Notes [Imperial Edition No. 1004: Plate B8770]. Melbourne: Allans Music (Australia). 24 pp. Paperback folio, stapled (little rusted), very good condition, black & white cartoons, minimal foxing & scratches covers. (Copyright, 1951.) Sheet music - small pieces suitable for children: Clockwork Train; Fireworks; Humming Top; Koala Bear; Marching Tin Soldiers; My Yacht; Scooter; Sick Doll; Sleeping Doll; Swing; Toy Piano. Our Book No: 14729. $20 AUD.

288. 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.

289. Lunn, Helen; Pugh, Clifton (illustrator) (1991). Digger's Mate. Melbourne, Flemington: Aird Books. Unnum 32 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, minor edgewear & creasing. Delightful children's picture story based on a true story about an orphaned wombat being raised in the same family as a household dog. Clifton Pugh is one of Australia's foremost artists and a passionate conservationist. ISBN: 0947214178. Our Book No: 11164A. $12 AUD.

290. 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.

291. Lyne, Nairda (1983). Granny Stayput. Hobart: National Trust of Australia (Tasmania). 32 pp. Paperback small square quarto, very good condition, black & white drawings, tiny crease bottom corner front cover, minor spinewear. Granny O'Grady lives with her grey tabby cat, Albert in a tiny terrace. She refuses to move when the council wants to bulldoze her house for a carpark. A scarce, delightful children's story for all ages; the black & white drawings make this a very special story. ISBN: 0909575096. Our Book No: 20577. $24 AUD.

292. Maber, Frances; Hills, Alexander (illustrator) (2007). Willit the Wombat Grows Up: At the Old Burrow & House-Hunting: A Story in Two Parts (1st ed). Perth, South Perth: Read Rebam Company / Printed by Pilpel Print. 46 pp. Paperback oblong small quarto, minimal EX-LIBRARY, very good condition, black & white & colour drawings, minor edgewear, top corner title page creased, few corner tips lightly bent, top corner front cover creased, faint dents & scratches on front cover, bookplate inside front cover. (From the Aora Children's Library.) This delightful story is the sequel to "Willit's Friends" which was published in 2006. The story line of the book takes the little wombat from his birth up until his safe arrival at the old Burrow. The easy to read text and large drawings make this an ideal book for any child. The details about the growth, development and habits of wombats are factual to at least one of these groups and, possibly, all three. So too, is the biological information given about the wombats. Enjoy the fantasy and pick up some interesting facts as you read. Illustrations in this book favour the endangered Northern Hairy-nosed Wombat. ISBN: 9780646478630. Our Book No: 27406. $20 AUD.

293. 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.

294. Macarthur-Onslow, Annette (1977). Minnie (2nd impression ed). Sydney: Ure Smith. 64 pp. Hardback quarto, very good condition, pictorial cover, black & white & colour drawings, tiny scuff bottom corner tip rear cover, tiny scuff spine ends, spine little faded, light foxing few pages, faint foxing endpapers. Delightful children's picture tale about a cat in the Cotswold woods, by Australian children's writer. The charming illustrations bring this wonderful story to life. ISBN: 0725400425. Our Book No: 3811. $15 AUD.

295. MacCallum, J.; Dowman, Walter (illustrator) (1943). Australian Animals (no date ed). Sydney: Currawong Press. 70 pp. Paperback small quarto, good condition, card covers, concealed staples, black & white illustrations, covers & pages little creased, light foxing inside covers & few pages, corners front cover creased, slight loss spine ends, spine little faded, rear cover little toned, few small closed tears, minor edgewear. (Estimated date, 1943.) This little children's picture book consists of a drawing, poem and text about 16 well-known Australian animals. The verses combine with the illustrations to make this a very interesting booklet that will appeal to anyone wanting to learn about Australia's fascinating wildlife. Muir 4424. Our Book No: 28361. $18 AUD.

296. Macdonald, George; Colborne-Veel, Mary (adapter) (1943). The Giant's Heart [Whitcombe's Story Books]. Melbourne: Whitcombe & Tombs. 32 pp. Paperback, good plus condition, card cover, black & white drawings, corner clipped front cover (few edge tears repaired, staples rusted), pages faintly toned, some edgewear. No 306 in this series for ages 8 to 10 years. A story for children, originally published in this format, 1922. Adapted from George Macdonald, by Mary Colborne-Veel. (Estimated date, 1943, McLaren no. 306c, G2583.). Our Book No: 16951. $20 AUD.

297. MacIntyre, Elisabeth (1963). Willie's Woollies: The Story of Australian Wool (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Georgian House. Unnum 32 pp. Hardback oblong, no jacket, pictorial cover, good condition, black & white & colour drawings, edges & pages lightly toned, covers marked, edgewear, spinewear (end tears), owner's written name title page & cover. (Originally published, 1951.) An Australian picture story about a boy named William George Fortescue Robinson, who goes in search of the story of wool. The rhyming words and cheerful pictures will delightful young and old. Our Book No: 21666. $13 AUD.

298. Macintyre, Ella; Smith, J. Warren (illustrator) (1936). Pin Money (1st ed). Sydney: Shakespeare Head Press. 104 pp. Paperback wide square octavo, dustjacket, card covers, good condition (in good dustjacket), black & white drawings, jacket chipped (tiny hole spine, lightly toned, minor foxing, edge tears), pages & edges lightly toned & foxed, inner hinge little split (all pages firm), protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. An Australian story book for older children. Billy and Valerie are two children in the Queensland sheep country. Their adventures with men, women, sheep, and horses, and the happy story of how their temporary troubles were solved as a result of their adventures make this a fun-filled adventure story. Our Book No: 27735. $35 AUD.

299. Mack, Amy Eleanor; Dennys, Joyce (illustrator) (1921). Bushland Stories (1st thus ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 183 pp. Hardback small quarto, no jacket, good condition, deluxe copy (publisher logo), red cloth boards with black title cover lettering (gilt title spine), frontispiece, colour plates (one loose), black & white drawings, spine ends little rubbed & creased (top lightly frayed), edges toned, pages lightly toned, wide toned strip endpapers, boards lightly faded in parts, corners little bumped, bottom corner worn, minor foxing flyleaf & reverse side frontispiece & title page, owner's rubber stamps title page, non-author written dedication front flyleaf. Captures all the faces of the Australian bush. Her bush stories were among the first to introduce children to the unique nature of the Australian bush and were very popular when originally published in 1910. This edition (estimated date, 1921), with the beautiful illustrations of Joyce Dennys, is sure to stir the imagination and appreciation of new generations of children and adults everywhere. Her second collection of bush stories (of 14 collections published). This copy is the deluxe edition with the blue A&R logo on endpapers. It has all seven coloured plates (one loose). Our Book No: 29083. $80 AUD.

300. Maddern, Eric; Kennaway, Adrienne (illustrator) (1996). Rainbow Bird: An Aboriginal Folk Tale from Northern Australia (Reprint ed). London: Frances Lincoln. Unnum 28 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, colour full-page illustrations, corners lightly creased, minor edgewear. An Aboriginal folk tale from Northern Australia told as a picture book for children. This story is based on a fire legend of the Dalabon people of Beswick Reserve, Northern Territory. The large full-colour sketches and easy-to-read text make this a delightful book for any child. ISBN: 0711208980. Our Book No: 23845. $12 AUD.

301. Mager, Stefan; McLeish, Julie (illustrator) (1985). Quokka Tale (1st ed). Melbourne: Dynamo Press. Unnum 13 pp. Paperback wide octavo, thick card covers, stapled, very good condition, colour drawings, faint foxing inside covers. Australian children's picture story about a quokka's travels from Rottnest Island (the home of this small Australian wallaby) near Perth Western Australia, to Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, then back to Rottnest Island. The text is more suitable for older children. ISBN: 0949266094. Our Book No: 27868. $16 AUD.

302. 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.

303. Majerova, Marie; Svolinsky, Karel (1955). O Slepicce a Kohoutkovi [The Hen and the Cockerel]. Praha [Prague]: Stani Nakladatelstvi Detske Knihy [Public Children's Books Publishing Company]. Unnum 24 pp. Hardback oblong quarto, board cover (green cloth spine), very good condition, colour drawings, corners little bumped, minor edgewear. A delightful children's picture story in the Czech language. Our Book No: 15455. $30 AUD.

304. Maltby, Peg (1950). Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Melbourne: Murphett Pty Ltd. Unnum 16 pp. Paperback oblong octavo, very good condition, stapled (rusted), full-page colour drawings, black & white drawings, pages lightly toned, covers little creased, minor edgewear. (Estimated date, 1950, Trove catalogue & Kalgoorlie Miner review.) A scarce children's classic tale retold by Australian writer and artist Peg Maltby, and illustrated with her delightful full-page colour drawings, which are interleaved within text. Muir 4766. Our Book No: 16187. $75 AUD.

305. Maltby, Peg (1950). Little Red Riding Hood. Melbourne: Murphett Pty Ltd. Unnum 16 pp. Paperback oblong octavo, very good condition, stapled (rusted), full-page colour drawings, black & white drawings, pages lightly toned, edge tear rear cover repaired, covers little creased, minor edgewear. (Estimated date, 1950, Trove catalogue.) A scarce children's classic tale retold by Australian writer and artist Peg Maltby, and illustrated with her delightful full-page colour drawings, which are interleaved with text. Muir 4765. Our Book No: 16188. $75 AUD.

306. Maltby, Peg (1961). Peg's Fairy Book: Written & Illustrated by Peg Maltby (5th ed). Melbourne, Moorabbin: P. C. Grosser & Co. Unnum 64 pp. Hardback folio (32.6 x 23.4 cm), very good condition (in very good dustjacket), paper-covered board covers (pale tan cloth spine), full-page colour drawings, small black & white drawings, endpapers partly & faintly toned, minor edgewear jacket (small tear bottom rear cover). Unstated & scarce fifth edition (estimated date, 1961, Trove catalogue.) A desirable collectible children's book in immaculate condition, originally published in 1944. Muir 4745. The beautiful illustrations by the author will delight young and young-at-heart. The special stories are: The Fairy Queen's Dinner; - The Gown of Cobweb Lace - Wedding Bells - Bed Time - The Butterfly Princess - The Gum Drop Tree - Bella, the Witch - Magic Flowers - The First Peep - Pixie Houses - Fun Under the Sea - Painting the Leaves of Autumn - Riding on a Broomstick. Our Book No: 16179. $150 AUD.

307. Maltby, Peg (1961). Peg's Fairy Book: Written & Illustrated by Peg Maltby (5th ed). Melbourne, Moorabbin: P. C. Grosser & Co. Unnum 64 pp. Hardback folio (32.6 x 23.4 cm), facsimile dustjacket, good condition (in very good plus dustjacket), paper-covered board covers (pale tan cloth spine), new endpapers, full-page colour drawings, small black & white drawings, board cover marked & foxed (cloth spine flecked), pages faintly toned, edgewear (shows boards, corners & bottom edge), child's colouring title page, minor biro scribble prelim page, owner's written name, copy 2. Unstated & scarce fifth edition (estimated date, 1961, Trove catalogue & written name dated 1963.) A bargain-priced copy of a collectible children's book (internally excellent apart from title page). Originally published in 1944. Muir 4745. The beautiful illustrations by the author will delight young and young-at-heart. The special stories are: The Fairy Queen's Dinner; - The Gown of Cobweb Lace - Wedding Bells - Bed Time - The Butterfly Princess - The Gum Drop Tree - Bella, the Witch - Magic Flowers - The First Peep - Pixie Houses - Fun Under the Sea - Painting the Leaves of Autumn - Riding on a Broomstick. Our Book No: 16179A. $60 AUD.

308. Maltby, Peg (1980). Pegs Fairy Book (Peg's Fairy Book: Special Gift Edition) (Special-gift, reprint ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. Unnum 64 pp. Hardback large quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), full-page colour drawings, small black & white decorative drawings, jacket front cover scratched (spine faintly faded as usual, tape repairs reverse side top spine), minor edgewear, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. The beautiful illustrations by the author will delight young and young-at-heart. Special gift edition of this classic children's picture story: this is a delightful book with very special stories for any age. (Originally published by Murphet, 1944. This is the Angus & Robertson special-gift edition.). ISBN: 0207134162. Our Book No: 25332. $65 AUD.

309. Maltby, P. (Peg) (1983). Nutchen of the Forest (New ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 32 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), colour drawings (most full-page), illustrated endpapers, minor edgewear jacket (reverse side light foxing), spine ends lightly rubbed. This delightful Australian children's story has been reissued for a new generation. The large drawings will charm any age. Collectible Australian children's picture story. ISBN: 0207135223. Our Book No: 28767. $30 AUD.

310. Manos, Helen; Vivas, Julie (2006). Samsara Dog (1st ed). Adelaide, Kingswood: Working Title Press. Unnum 32 pp. Hardback small quarto, very good condition, orange cloth spine, colour drawings (some full-page), tiny scuff bottom edge front cover, tiny dent bottom edge rear cover. A children's picture story by Australian writer about a dog who lived many lives. Some of his lives were long. Some lasted only a few days. Dog never remembered them. He lived each life as it came, until he learned the most important lesson of all. Based on the Buddhist concepts of Samsara and Nirvana, this moving story about love and life, death and dying will touch every reader. Suitable for older readers or families with an interest in Eastern Religions. ISBN: 1876288620. Our Book No: 27504. $15 AUD.

311. Manuel, Lynn; Wilson, Janet (illustrator) (1997). Lucy Maud and the Cavendish Cat (1st ed). Toronto: Tundra. Unnum 28 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, as new condition (in as new dustjacket), sepia (brown-tinted) drawings, full-page colour illustrations. This delightful book is a true story, complied from the many references to Daffy the cat that appear in the "Selected Journals of L. M. Montgomery", Volumes 1 and 2. The beautiful paintings will delight children and adults alike. This book is very special and will have appeal to cat lovers and lovers of L. M. Montgomery's children's stories. ISBN: 0887763979. Our Book No: 22042. $15 AUD.

312. Marcus, Leonard S.; Wiesner, David (foreword) (2012). Show Me a Story! Why Picture Books Matter: Conversations with 21 of the World's Most Celebrated Illustrators. Somerville, MA: Candlewick Press. 309 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), black & white text-photos, black & white & colour illustrations, minor edgewear jacket. Heavy. These 21 richly entertaining and thought-provoking interviews have been compiled and edited by Marcus. The illustrators make clear that picture books (often for children) are almost never as simple as they seem. Includes full-colour plates of each illustrator's artistic process from first sketches to near-final art. ISBN: 9780763635060. Our Book No: 26849. $20 AUD.

313. Mark, Jan; Voake, Charlotte (illustrator) (1997). Fur (Reprint ed). London: Walker Books. Unnum 18 pp. Paperback square, very good plus condition, colour full-page drawings, covers slightly scratched. A charming story about a cat and the interesting nests she makes for her kittens. ISBN: 0744552451. Our Book No: 24420. $10 AUD.

314. Martin, S. R. (2000). The Magic Pudding: The Book of the Film Retold by S. R. Martin (1st ed). Sydney, Lindfield: Scholastic Press. 48 pp. Hardback small quarto, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings. The evergreen Australian children's classic story about Albert, the cut-and-come-again pudding, has been transformed into a animated feature film by Energee Entertainment Ltd. The famous characters from the story, remain faithful to the original novel. ISBN: 1865042692. Our Book No: 27299. $15 AUD.

315. Martin, Winifred (1959). The Three Kittens. London: Blackie & Son. Unnum 28 pp. Hardback small quarto, pictorial boards, good condition, black & white drawings, red cloth spine, light toning pages, cover corners rubbed, tiny chip bottom edge, minor foxing & marks, minor insect damage (title page, top edge rear board). (Estimated date, 1959, British National Bibliography.) A delightful collectible book about a tabby cat and her charming kittens and their adventures. The large drawings and easy-to-read text will delight any age. Our Book No: 25728. $15 AUD.

316. Marx, Enid (1972). Sam & Arry (1st ed). London: Chatto & Windus. Unnum 24 pp. Hardback oblong, very good condition, pictorial boards, beige cloth spine, brown & blue drawings, illustrated endpapers, light toning pages, pages slightly loose at base spine (missing stitch), light foxing spine & edges, few little holes along spine edge, minor edgewear. This delightful collectible children's book, written and illustrated by Enid Marx, is about two Siamese kittens who have plenty of adventures. Arry was shy, Sam ruled everyone with a velvet paw, and was always up to something. The beautiful life-like drawings by the author will charm all ages. ISBN: 0701104929. Our Book No: 28932. $60 AUD.

317. Mason, Olive L.; Bell, Esme E. (illustrator) (1952). Peter Porter [John Sands' Pre-School and Kindergarten Series]. Sydney: John Sands. Unnum pp. Hardback oblong, good condition, pictorial board covers, blue spine strip covers staples (pieces missing spine ends), one page torn & repaired, minor foxing covers & front endpapers & edges (few larger patches), edgewear. (Estimated date, 1952, Trove catalogue.) Children's picture story about Peter, who works as a porter at Periwinkle Railway Station. Our Book No: 16169. $30 AUD.

318. Mass, Nuri; Kubbos, Vivien (illustrator) (1993). The Wizard of Jenolan. Sydney, Chatswood: Just Solutions. 60 pp. Hardback quarto, dustjacket, pictorial cover, very good plus condition (in very good dustjacket), colour drawings (some full-page). This enchanting children's picture story was first published in 1946. It is about Thel's visit to the crystalline wonders of Jenolan Caves, in the Blue Mountains, New South Wales. This magical adventure story was brought back to life when a father was inspired by his daughter's visit to the caves in 1991. His remembered the unassuming and enchanting little book from his childhood, and so he republished it. The text has been rewritten. The beautiful illustrations make this a wonderful book for children of any age. ISBN: 0646144278. Our Book No: 20945. $20 AUD.

319. Mass, Nuri; Kubbos, Vivien (illustrator) (1993). The Wizard of Jenolan. Sydney, Chatswood: Just Solutions. 60 pp. Hardback quarto, jacket missing, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings (some full-page), non-author written dedication, copy 2. This enchanting children's picture story was first published in 1946. It is about Thel's visit to the crystalline wonders of Jenolan Caves, in the Blue Mountains, New South Wales. This magical adventure story was brought back to life when a father was inspired by his daughter's visit to the caves in 1991. His remembered the unassuming and enchanting little book from his childhood, and so he republished it. The text has been rewritten. The beautiful illustrations make this a wonderful book for children of any age. ISBN: 0646144278. Our Book No: 20945A. $15 AUD.

320. Matthews, Penny; McLean, Andrew (illustrator) (2005). A Year On Our Farm (Reprint ed). Adelaide, Malvern: Omnibus Books. Unnum 28 pp. Paperback small wide quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, few creases covers & spine, some edgewear corners, minor edgewear. A children's picture story about the running of a farm and the seasonal changes. The charming drawings will delight all ages. ISBN: 1862914923. Our Book No: 28739. $12 AUD.

321. Mattingley, Christobel; Mahony, Will (illustrator) (1975). The Great Ballagundi Damper Bake (1st ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. Unnum 48 pp. Hardback oblong quarto, no jacket, fair plus condition reading copy, colour drawings, few pages partly loose, pages lightly toned, spine ends worn, cancelled EX-LIBRARY, marks from library pocket removed last page, covers & spine little faded, library sticker rear cover, clear plastic contact covers, library stamp title page. A reading copy of a children's picture story about the little town of Ballagundi and the problem of a wheat glut, the silos are overflowing, and the people's pockets are empty. Then the Shire President has his great idea, an idea to bring money to the town, The Great Ballagundi Damper Bake! This very funny story carries on the tradition of tall tales, has universal appeal, and the illustrations will delight children of all ages. ISBN: 0207130124. Our Book No: 27826. $12 AUD.

322. Mattingley, Christobel; Mullins, Patricia (1981). Rummage (1st ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. Unnum 32 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, minimal EX-LIBRARY, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), colour drawings, minor edgewear jacket (minor foxing top edge reverse side), spine ends lightly rubbed, rubber library stamp. A delightful children's story about Mr Portwine who ran a market stall from his hand-cart. The browsers and fossickers and rummagers were mad about it. The smarter stall-holders did not approve of Mr Portwine's appearance or goods. He changed and smartened himself up. What happened at his stall was certainly not expected. This story with the charming drawings will appeal to any age. ISBN: 0207958742. Our Book No: 27428. $12 AUD.

323. Mattingley, Christobel; Mullins, Patricia (1984). The Magic Saddle (1st p/b ed). Sydney: Hodder Headline. Unnum 16 pp. Paperback quarto, stiffened cover, very good condition, colour drawings, minor edgewear corners. Shortlisted for the Children's Council of Australia Picture Book of the Year award. This is a delightful story about a boy named Jonni wanting a rocking horse. The bright colourful illustrations will enchant any age. ISBN: 0340364211. Our Book No: 28339. $10 AUD.

324. Mattingley, Christobel; Mullins, Patricia (1991). Rummage (Reprint ed). Sydney: Collins / Angus & Robertson. Unnum 32 pp. Paperback small square quarto, good plus condition, colour drawings, corner tips on covers little scuffed, faint toning inside covers, spine & rear cover little creased, faint foxing title page & last page, minor edgewear. A delightful children's story about Mr Portwine who ran a market stall from his hand-cart. The browsers and fossickers and rummagers were mad about it. The smarter stall-holders did not approve of Mr Portwine's appearance or goods. He changed and smartened himself up. What happened at his stall was certainly not expected. This story with the charming drawings will appeal to any age. (Book of the Year for Younger Readers, the Children's Book Council Of Australia.). ISBN: 0207171351. Our Book No: 29089. $10 AUD.

325. Mattingley, Christobel; Stackpool, Walter (illustrator) (1992). Lizard Log (Reprint ed). Sydney, Lane Cove: Hodder & Stoughton. Unnum 24 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, corner tips little worn covers, minor edgewear. A beautiful warm children's picture story about a boy named Tony who is camping with his family in the bush near the sea when their tent is invaded with lizards. He finds a large hollow log that is just right for them, until one day the lizards and Tony are in danger until a large, angry goanna arrives to save the day. Suitable for older children. ISBN: 0340412984. Our Book No: 27552. $10 AUD.

326. Mattingley, Christobel; Yamaguchi, Marianne (illustrator) (1985). The Miracle Tree (1st ed). Sydney, Lane Cove: Hodder & Stoughton. Unnum 26 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in good dustjacket), illustrated endpapers, black & white drawings, minor edgewear & rubbing jacket (spine little faded, reverse side lightly foxed), edges lightly foxed & toned, corners little rubbed, autograph (author's written & dated dedication). A beautiful warm children's story about families, war, care, love and hope. Three people divided by the horror and devastation of atomic war - the story of Taro the gardener, his wife Hanako and her mother. Each of them hopes and prays for a miracle and their lives are as entwined as the branches of the pine tree Taro lovingly tends. Beautifully and sensitively illustrated with charcoal drawings, this book will touch the hearts of every reader. This book would appeal to older readers or collectors of children's books. ISBN: 034037604X. Our Book No: 27455. $15 AUD.

327. Maybank, Thomas (1937). Mirth by Maybank for Young and Old Alike (1st ed). London: Ward Lock & Co., Limited. Unnum 48 pp. Hardback large oblong folio (24.0 x 37.0 cm), good plus condition, red cloth spine & paper-covered board cover (little scuffed, edges worn), full-page black & white drawings, endpapers creased, few edge tears & edge pieces missing (repaired), few small stains, few pages lightly to moderately foxed, edgewear. A scarce and delightful large-format classic humorous children's picture story book. Our Book No: 14900. $280 AUD.

328. Mayhew, James (1998). Katie Meets the Impressionists (Reprint ed). London: Orchard Books. Unnum 32 pp. Paperback small oblong quarto, very good plus condition, colour illustrations, minor edgewear. Children's picture story in which Katie is back with more exciting adventures in the art gallery, where five famous Impressionist paintings come alive for her. The drawings make this book come alive for all ages. ISBN: 1860397689. Our Book No: 27255. $10 AUD.

329. McAuley, Steve (1999). Syd's Platypus Book. Sydney: Scholastic. Unnum 32 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, colour text-photos, single-colour drawings, minor edgewear, old price marks. Children's picture book about the platypus, by Syd the platypus, a mascot of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. ISBN: 1865042188. Our Book No: 7139. $13 AUD.

330. McDermott, Vi; King-Smith, Leah (illustrator) (2007). Munyourbarn! Look and Learn: An Aboriginal Elder's Stories (1st stated ed). Southport, QLD: Keeaira Press. 32 pp. Hardback quarto, pictorial cover, very good plus condition, full-page colour illustrations, covers little rubbed, autograph (author's written name title page). In this beautiful Aboriginal children's picture book, she tells stories about growing up in the Queensland bush. The last story is "The Dreamtime Story" about an emu, a brolga and a jabiru. The life-like illustrations make this book come alive. The glossary at the rear of the book explains the English meaning of the Aboriginal words. ISBN: 9780980323337. Our Book No: 28158. $18 AUD.

331. McFadyen, Ella; Bell, Edwina (illustrator) (1946). Pegmen Tales (1st ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 142 pp. Hardback small quarto, no jacket, pictorial board cover, good condition, black & white drawings, edges toned, edges lightly foxed, corners bumped, top corner front board lightly scuffed, board edges lightly faded, light foxing endpapers, spine ends lightly rubbed, written & dated dedication front free flyleaf. This classic Australian children's story is about the adventures of a family of pegs. Our Book No: 25319. $35 AUD.

332. McInnes, Dianne; Ross, Graeme (illustrator) (1983). The Cuscus Baby (1st ed). Port Moresby / Bathurst, NSW: Robert Brown & Associates. Unnum 24 pp. Hardback small quarto, pictorial cover, no jacket as issued, very good condition, full-page colour drawings, few pages lightly creased (including top corners), spine ends lightly bumped. A delightful story about a Mother and Father Cuscus who look for a safe home for their baby. ISBN: 0909197407. Our Book No: 24859. $20 AUD.

333. McLean, Andrew; McLean, Janet (1995). Cats' Whiskers (1st ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. Unnum 32 pp. Hardback oblong quarto, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings, tiny tear bottom edge two pages, few light creases endpapers, corners lightly bumped. A children's picture story about cats. The charming drawings will delight all ages. ISBN: 1863739254. Our Book No: 25166. $22 AUD.

334. McLean, Simon (1994). ABC: Adventures in the Alphabet [Albert & Friends series]. Brisbane: Steve Parish Publishing. Unnum 32 pp. Paperback quarto, stapled, very good condition, colour drawings, covers & corners lightly creased, minor edgewear. (Estimated publication date, 1994.) A children's picture story about learning the alphabet by naming the bird, animal or lizard and saying the letter that starts the word. The big colourful illustrations make this a great book for any age. ISBN: 0947263721. Our Book No: 24083. $18 AUD.

335. McLean, Simon; McLean, Carolina Haggstrom (collaboration) (2008). The Treacherous Travels of Tasman Turtle [Albert & Friends Series]. Brisbane: Steve Parish Publishing. Unnum 32 pp. Paperback quarto, stapled, very good condition, colour drawings, corners covers creased, light foxing title page & last page, minor edgewear. (Estimated date, 2008.) A children's picture story about a baby turtle named Tasman. He has many adventures on his way to the sea. The Great Barrier Reef is the author's base for this wonderful story which will appeal to all ages. ISBN: 187593216X. Our Book No: 16745. $12 AUD.

336. McRobbie, Narelle; Fielding, Grace (illustrator) (1996). Who's that Jumbun in the Log? (Reprint ed). Broome, WA: Magabala Books. 32 pp. Paperback oblong large octavo, very good condition, colour drawings, corners lightly creased, minor edgewear. An Australian children's picture story about a witchetty grub (jumbun), by indigenous authors. The bright full-page illustrations are a delight. An interesting feature is that some words of the text have been replaced by tiny little pictures. ISBN: 1875641238. Our Book No: 14905. $14 AUD.

337. McRobbie, Narelle; Fielding, Grace (illustrator) (1998). Bip: The Snapping Bungaroo (Reprint ed). Broome, WA: Magabala Books. Unnum 32 pp. Paperback large thin octavo, very good condition, colour drawings (some full-page), light creases covers & pages, minor edgewear. An Australian children's picture story about a Bungaroo (turtle), by indigenous authors. The bright full-page illustrations are a delight. Winner 1991 Crichton Award. ISBN: 1875641084. Our Book No: 27534. $14 AUD.

338. McVitty, Walter (2004). A Life in Children's Books. Melbourne: Thomas C. Lothian. 226 pp. Paperback octavo, card covers (with flaps), very good condition, black & white & colour photos, cover corners lightly worn, crease fore-edge rear flap, minor edgewear. Autobiography of the Australian children's book publisher. The author and his wife Lois write about their exciting lives as publisher's of children's books. In the first part of the book, Walter records his earlier life. ISBN: 073440641X. Our Book No: 24924. $20 AUD.

339. Mead, Frances; Henry, Kathleen; Morris, Julie (illustrator) (1987). Bushland Secrets (Reprint ed). Sydney: Golden Press. Unnum 32 pp. Paperback small quarto, card covers, very good condition, colour drawings (some full-page), minor creasing along spine, minor edgewear. Sally and Jon discover the delights of the Australian bush. A delightful children's picture book with beautiful colour drawings that will charm children and adults alike. ISBN: 0730205428. Our Book No: 27706. $10 AUD.

340. 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.

341. 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.

342. Mellor, Kathleen; Freedman, Harold (drawings) (1952). Over the Hill. Melbourne: Georgian House. 24 pp. Paperback oblong, card cover, very good plus condition, stapled (staples little rusted), colour drawings, minor edgewear. Estimated date: 1952 (Trove catalogue). A children's picture story about Biffy and Johnny, who go to stay with Aunty and her friend Kay on Pine Farm. Our Book No: 9949. $20 AUD.

343. Merchandising Co., Consolidated (1947). Michael & Mary Anne's Adventures. Melbourne: Consolidated Merchandising Co / C.M.C. Unnum 20 pp. Hardback wide octavo, no jacket as issued, pictorial cloth cover (cloth spine), fair plus condition, colour drawings, pencil impressions, insect damage top edge, inner hinge little pulled, pages lightly toned, edgewear, annotation front pastedown. (Estimated date, 1947, Trove catalogue newspaper mentions.). Our Book No: 15081. $10 AUD.

344. Micklethwait, Lucy (1994). I Spy: Animals in Art (Reprint ed) [I Spy Series]. London: Collins. unnum 42 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, light creases covers, minor edgewear corners. This very special children's picture book has 20 important paintings with a different animal to spy in each one. This is a game for everyone to enjoy. Her own children helped her to choose the pictures in this book and the animals to spy. ISBN: 0006644074. Our Book No: 27560. $10 AUD.

345. Micklethwait, Lucy (2004). I Spy: An Alphabet in Art (Reprint ed) [I Spy Series]. London: Collins. Unnum 42 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, minor edgewear, light creases covers, faint foxing endpapers & inside covers, owner's written name inside front cover. This very special children's picture book has 26 important paintings with a different letter of the alphabet to spy in each one. This is a game for everyone to enjoy. The artists include Vermeer, Renoir and Magritte. ISBN: 0006641849. Our Book No: 27702. $15 AUD.

346. Miller, Cameron; Falla, Dominique (1995). Woodlore (Reprint ed). Adelaide, Norwood: Omnibus Books / Scholastic Australia. Unnum 32 pp. Hardback quarto, very good condition, pictorial cover, full-page colour drawings (paintings), tiny bump bottom corner tip covers, light wear base spine. The ancient magic of the woodworker's craft is superbly conveyed in this unusual and exquisite children's book, which incorporates both illustrations and wood carving pictures to show the traditional uses of different kinds of timber. The colour paintings are on plywood primed with gesso, using water-soluble pencils and framed with the actual wood described in the text. Frames & text by Miller, illustrations & text by Falla (both are wood craftspersons living in Melbourne, Australia). A Children's Book Council of Australia Short-Listed Book. ISBN: 1862911681. Our Book No: 20847. $10 AUD.

347. Millett, Peter; Bowles, Trish (illustrator) (2014). The Anzac Puppy (1st p/b ed). Auckland: Scholastic New Zealand. Unnum 32 pp. Paperback small wide quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, tiny crush top edge front cover, minor edgewear corners. A delightful children's picture story about a very special puppy. This fictional story is based on true events. Freda was the loyal, good-luck mascot for a brave young soldier named Sam. The real story of Freda the Harlequin Great Dane is included at the rear of the book. The illustrations will bring a smile to all ages. ISBN: 9781775430971. Our Book No: 29099. $15 AUD.

348. Mitton, Jacqueline; Balit, Christina (illustrator); Tirion, Wil (star maps) (1998). Zoo in the Sky: A Book of Animal Constellations (1st Australian ed). Sydney, Mascot: Koala Book Company. Unnum 24 pp. Hardback oblong quarto, pictorial cover, illustrated endpapers, very good condition, colour drawings, few light creases last page, minimal edgewear. A children's picture book, being a magical tour of the skies, featuring 19 constellations named after animals, birds and fishes. The poetic text, supplemented by sky maps and background information about the stars, combines with the beautiful incandescent paintings to create a book that will fascinate children of all ages. ISBN: 0864611374. Our Book No: 26621. $15 AUD.

349. Moore, Neil (1988). The Voyage of Naram-Sin. Sydney: Collins / Anne Ingram Books. Unnum 24 pp. Hardback small quarto, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings, few tiny dents front cover. Children's picture story about a foolish king who wants his architect to build boats of stone. ISBN: 0732248051. Our Book No: 26723. $25 AUD.

350. Moran, Jennifer (2002). Mem Fox: A Celebration. Canberra: National Library of Australia. 41 pp. Paperback small square quarto, card covers (with flaps), very good plus condition, black & white text-photos. This book, compiled by Moran, brings together four essays to pay tribute to one of Australia's most significant children's authors and educators. Each contributor experiences Mem, her passion, flamboyance and creativity, from a different perspective. ISBN: 0642107610. Our Book No: 24178. $15 AUD.

351. Morgan, Sally (1992). The Flying Emu and Other Australian Stories (1st UK ed). London: Pavilion Books. 124 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), beautiful colour drawings (many full-page including frontispiece), minor edgewear. Heavy. An illustrated collection of Aboriginal stories (folklore) for children and young people by Aboriginal author Sally Morgan, who wrote her prize-winning autobiography "My Place". ISBN: 1851458387. Our Book No: 16181. $20 AUD.

352. Morimoto, Junko (1987). A Piece of Straw (New ed). Sydney: Methuen. Unnum 28 pp. Paperback small square quarto, stapled, very good condition, colour drawings, front cover corner tips little scuffed, top corner front cover creased, minor edgewear, owner's initials flyleaf. Children's picture story based on a Japanese folk tale, and illustrated by Junko Morimoto. A man named Yohei found many ways to use a piece of straw. The charming drawings make this book suitable for any age. Highly Commended by The Children's Book Council of Australia. ISBN: 0454013922. Our Book No: 28853. $20 AUD.

353. Morimoto, Junko (illustrator); Smith, Helen (1985). The Inch Boy (Reprint ed). Sydney: Collins. Unnum 28 pp. Hardback square quarto, no jacket as issued, very good condition, pictorial cover, very good condition colour drawings, coloured endpapers, tiny dent front cover, light foxing first & last few pages. Children's picture story based on a classic Japanese tale, and illustrated by Japanese-Australian Junko Morimoto. The story is about a tiny baby named Issunboshi, little Inch boy. He has many adventures before he becomes General Horikawa, a handsome and gallant Samurai. ISBN: 0001843222. Our Book No: 16869. $15 AUD.

354. Moring, Alexander; Cooper, M. B. (illustrator) (1958). Mrs Carolina Duck (Childrens Colour Storybook). London: Alexander Moring Ltd. Unnum 16 pp. Paperback quarto, fair condition, card cover, stapled, full-page colour drawings, pages lightly toned, patchy foxing 7 rubbing covers, edgewear. (Suggested date, 1958, British Library catalogue.) A reading copy of a scarce children's picture story, rarely offered for sale. Our Book No: 16287. $20 AUD.

355. Morpurgo, Michael; Birmingham, Christian (illustrator) (2000). Wombat Goes Walkabout (Reprint ed). London: HarperCollins Children's Books. Unnum 28 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, full-page colour drawings, covers lightly creased, minor edgewear. Wombat loves to dig, but the other animals do not think much of Wombat and his digging-until danger threatens and he saves them. The beautiful life-like illustrations make this funny and touching story come to life. English author, but set in Australia. ISBN: 9780007802852. Our Book No: 28622. $10 AUD.

356. Morris, Jill; Gall, Heather (illustrator) (2004). Koala Number One (1st ed) [Sun Glider Series]. Queensland, Maleny: Greater Glider Productions. Unnum 28 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, minor creases spine, corner tips covers creased, crease across base spine & pages, minor edgewear. This is a children's picture story about a koala growing up and being sent away to find a new home. He discovers that the koalas' habitat has been destroyed. After facing many dangers, he creates a new life for himself and a new family. The bright life-like drawings and easy-to-read text will delight children of all ages. ISBN: 0947304681. Our Book No: 27723. $10 AUD.

357. Morris, Jill; Richardson, Rich (illustrator) (1970). Rufus the Red Kangaroo [Australian Golden Book]. Sydney: Golden Press. Unnum 42 pp. Hardback wide octavo, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings, front cover little scratched, minor edgewear corners, owner's written name. This is a children's picture story about Rufus and his journey from a little joey to a full grown kangaroo able to find his place among his fellow kangaroos. The colourful drawings will delight all ages. Our Book No: 20067. $15 AUD.

358. Morris, Jill; Richardson, Rich (illustrator) (1971). Rusty the Nimble Numbat (1st ed). Sydney: Golden Press. 44 pp. Hardback square quarto, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings, minor edgewear. Delightful Australian picture story for children about the adventures of a numbat (a small rare Australian marsupial or "anteater" that eats only termites, and is now found only in southwestern Australia). Our Book No: 3702. $15 AUD.

359. Morris, Jill; Richardson, Rich (illustrator) (1972). Percy the Peaceful Platypus [Australian Golden Book]. Sydney: Golden Press. Unnum 44 pp. Hardback small quarto, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings, tiny mark front cover, minor edgewear corners. Delightful Australian picture story for children about the adventures of a platypus, the egg-laying marine Australian mammal. ISBN: 0855502568. Our Book No: 10533. $12 AUD.

360. Morris, Katherine (1978). Mudeye: The Story of a Dragonfly (1st ed) [Lively Living Things Series]. Sydney, Chatswood: Great Western Press. Unnum 24 pp. Hardback small quarto, pictorial laminated covers, very good condition, full-page colour drawings, illustrated front pastedown, tiny scuff spine ends, tiny tear top spine. This is a delightful children's picture book about the adventures of a dragonfly. The full-colour large lifelike drawings by the author make this an ideal book for any age. ISBN: 0869010220. Our Book No: 27032. $20 AUD.

361. Morris, Katherine (1978). The Wonderful Caterpillar (1st ed) [Lively Living Things Series]. Sydney, Chatswood: Great Western Press. Unnum 24 pp. Hardback small quarto, pictorial laminated covers, very good condition, full-page colour drawings, illustrated front pastedown, tiny scuff spine ends, tiny tear top spine. This is a delightful children's picture book about the adventures of a caterpillar, which eventually is reborn as a butterfly. The full-colour large lifelike drawings by the author make this an ideal book for any age. ISBN: 0869010247. Our Book No: 27031. $20 AUD.

362. Morris, Katherine (1983). Tip: The Long-Necked Tortoise (1st ed) [Lively Living Things Series]. Sydney, Chatswood: Great Western Press. Unnum 24 pp. Hardback small quarto, pictorial laminated covers, very good condition, full-page colour drawings, illustrated front pastedown, spine little faded, top corners front cover lightly bumped. This is a delightful children's picture book about the adventures of a tortoise. The full-colour large lifelike drawings by the author make this an ideal book for any age. ISBN: 0869010417. Our Book No: 27033. $20 AUD.

363. Morris, Katherine (1984). How the Sun was Made: An Aboriginal Legend. Sydney: Little Hills Press. Unnum 28 pp. Hardback small quarto, pictorial laminated covers, very good condition, full-page colour drawings, illustrated endpapers, tiny scuff spine ends, bottom corners covers little bumped, binding crease at front cover join to spine, faint foxing rear endpapers. (Estimated date, 1984, Trove catalogue.) This is a delightful children's picture book about an Aboriginal legend. The full-colour large lifelike drawings by the author make this an ideal book for any age. ISBN: 0949773093. Our Book No: 27911. $18 AUD.

364. Morrison, Yvonne; Hinde, Deborah (illustrator) (2006). A Kiwi Night Before Christmas (Reprint ed). Sydney, Gosford: Scholastic. 24 pp. Paperback quarto (rear flap), very good plus condition, colour drawings, music CD at rear, press-out model. A New Zealand children's picture story about Christmas in the middle of a New Zealand summer. Santa is dressed in singlet and shorts, uses a miniature tractor pulled by eight flying sheep. This is a Kiwi version of the well-loved Clement C. Moore poem. This humorous book includes a CD, plus an intact press-out model of the Kiwi bach, for children to make themselves. ISBN: 9781869437954. Our Book No: 25995. $10 AUD.

365. 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.

366. 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.

367. Muir, Marcie (1982). A History of Australian Children's Book Illustration (1st ed). Melbourne: Oxford University Press. 160 pp. Hardback large quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white & colour drawings, minor edgewear jacket, faint foxing top edge. Heavy. The author traces the development of Australian children's book illustrations from the first books to mention Australia, which were published in Europe in the late eighteenth century, through to our current intricate and beautifully produced picture books. There is biographical information on children's book illustrators, and she looks at their particular style. This book would be a wonderful addition to any children's book collectors library. ISBN: 019554269X. Our Book No: 26281. $20 AUD.

368. Murphy, Sally; Grantford, Jacqui (illustrator) (2006). Pemberthy Bear (1st ed). Sydney, Allambie Heights: New Frontier Publishing. Unnum 28 pp. Hardback quarto, pictorial cover, illustrated endpapers, very good condition, colour drawings (most full-page), spine ends little bumped, tiny scuff spine. This beautiful book is the story of a rather gruff toy bear who wanted to be left alone. However, Primula doll had other ideas and urged him to join in the games and songs with the other toys. He then became a happy and sociable bear. The story is told by using rhyming words. This very colourful and easy-to-read book will appeal to younger children. ISBN: 1921042494. Our Book No: 27859. $20 AUD.

369. 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.

370. Mystery, John (1938). John Mystery's Camp Fire Hour [Adventure Castle: Another John Mystery Children's Speciality]. Sydney: Publicity Press. 64 pp. Paperback quarto, thick card cover, stapled, good condition, black & white drawings (some full-page), centre page spread DETACHED (title page little detached), edge piece missing one page (not affecting text), cover little scuffed & marked (few tiny dents), pages lightly toned, edgewear, owner's rubber stamp. A collection of illustrated children's stories: The Ghost of the Castle - Fair Fortune - Janet, Queen of the Gems - Mana, the Indian Girl - The Indian Bride (long poem) - Tale of the Weathercock - To Traitor's Gate - The Giant's Christmas. Our Book No: 14979. $15 AUD.

371. Mystery, John (1943). John Mystery's Magic Land with the Woolly Sisters Pearl and Plain Jane [Cover title: John Mystery's Magic Land]. Sydney: Lonsdale & Bartholomew. Unnum 48 pp. Paperback quarto, good condition, card cover, black & white drawings, pages lightly toned, edgewear, owner's written name & address. A collectible illustrated collectible children's fantasy story. Muir 5279. Rear cover: "A Lonsdale & Bartholomew Children's Speciality". Our Book No: 16118. $30 AUD.

372. 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.

373. Naiura (2006). Tales of My Grandmother's Dreamtime (Reprint ed). Sydney: Bartel Publications. 44 pp. Hardback square quarto, very good condition, patterned endpapers, full-page colour drawings, minor edgewear. Authentic Aboriginal fables as told by the author's grandmother. The large full-colour drawings make this a delightful children's picture story for any child, or adult interested in collecting Aboriginal fables. ISBN: 1876206195. Our Book No: 25080. $18 AUD.

374. Nel, Philip (2005). Dr. Seuss: American Icon (1st p/b ed). New York: Continuum. 301 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good plus condition, black & white photos. A biography and evaluation one of the most influential authors and artists of the 20th century: Theodor Seuss Geisel, best known as Dr. Seuss. The author looks at his poetry, politics, art, marketing, and place in the popular imagination. A wonderful book for everyone who knows and loves his wonderful children's stories. ISBN: 0826417086. Our Book No: 21753. $15 AUD.

375. Newton, Gina; Niland, Kilmeny (illustrator) (2006). Blossom Possum: The Sky is Falling Down-Under. Sydney: Scholastic Australia. Unnum 24 pp. Paperback wide small quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, minor edgewear corners, owner's written name. Australian children's picture story about a possum thinking the sky is about to fall down! This very special book with the large colourful drawings and simple text will appeal to all ages. This re-telling of a favourite folk tale has an Aussie twist. ISBN: 1865047953. Our Book No: 28107. $10 AUD.

376. Newton, T. (1982). The New Game of the Mansion of Bliss: In Verse [Facsimile Editions, Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books, Toronto Public Library]. London / Tokyo: Bodley Head / Holp Shuppan. 16 pp. Paperback very small, very good plus condition, folio (very large) folded colour game sheet (superior cloth) loosely inserted, pictorial cardboard sleeve, all in cardboard slipcase. Facsimile edition. Facsimile of a children's game and instruction booklet (both fitted into a facsimile pictorial cardboard sleeve), originally published by W. & T. Darton (map-seller), London, in 1810. (One of a set of 35 handsome facsimiles in 28 slipcases.). Our Book No: 16939. $25 AUD.

377. Nicholson, John (2007). Cedar, Seals and Whaling Ships (1st ed) [Transport, Trade and Travel in Australia 1788 - 1830s]. Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 32 pp. Hardback small quarto, no jacket, pictorial cover, minimal cancelled EX-LIBRARY, very good condition, colour drawings, bookplate front flyleaf. In this second book in this series, the award-winning author describes the early days of white settlement, and the first attempts to make Australia a trading nation. Merchants did a roaring trade in sealskins, whale oil and timber, until there were almost no seals, whales or cedar trees left. What could they sell to the world that would not be used up so quickly? This book is suitable for school history projects. (Bookplate of Kerry White, children's bibliographer.). ISBN: 9781741750034. Our Book No: 27449. $15 AUD.

378. Nicol, W. D. (1944). Handwork Suggestions for Primary Schools (1st ed). Melbourne: Education Department of Victoria. 88 pp. Paperback wide thin octavo, thin card covers, stapled pamphlet (staples lightly rusted), good condition, black & white drawings, minor edgewear, covers little faded, tiny piece missing top edge front cover, tiny tear top edge first few pages, lightly scuffed front cover, edges lightly toned. This book has many craft ideas that can be used by the teacher to plan projects that the children can do themselves with a little help if needed. Our Book No: 25643. $15 AUD.

379. Niland, Kilmeny (2008). An Aussie Day Before Christmas (1st ed). Sydney, Lindfield: Scholastic. Unnum 32 pp. Hardback small square quarto, no jacket, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour illustrations (most full-page). An Australian children's picture story about Christmas. The author (who is also the illustrator) has created a very funny prequel to An Aussie Night before Christmas. The beautiful illustrations make this a very special book. ISBN: 9781741690972. Our Book No: 23339. $12 AUD.

380. Nilsson, Eleanor; Argent, Kerry (illustrator) (2004). A Bush Birthday (Reprint ed). Adelaide, Norwood: Omnibus. Unnum 28 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, full-page colour drawings, minor edgewear corners & spine. A delightful children's picture book about a koala's birthday celebration written in verse. The colourful drawings and poems will keep any age interested to the happy conclusion. ISBN: 1862910936. Our Book No: 28624. $12 AUD.

381. Nister, Ernest (1979). Revolving Pictures: A Reproduction from an Antique Book (Reprint ed). London: Collins. Unnum 12 pp. Hardback small quarto, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour illustrations, corners lightly bumped. All six pictures have their ribbon tabs in place which is unusual for this style of book. The original Revolving Pictures book was published in 1892 by Ernest Nister of London. This reproduction features the unique changing pictures, the delicate illustrations and the delightful verses from the original book. A charming children's picture story about animals sure to delight children of all ages. ISBN: 0001956477. Our Book No: 22942. $15 AUD.

382. O'Brien, May L.; Wyatt, Sue (illustrator) (1991). Wunambi: The Water Snake (1st ed). Canberra: Aboriginal Studies Press. 37 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, full-page colour drawings, minor edgewear. First edition. Text by O'Brien, sketches by Wyatt. A beautifully illustrated Aboriginal legend about a giant water snake who roamed the land when the earth was young. Find out what happens when his rest is disturbed. Contains a bibliography of Aboriginal words and their meanings. ISBN: 0855752238. Our Book No: 20099. $18 AUD.

383. O'Harris, Pixie (1978). The Bunny Who Lost His Tail [and] The Giant's Eiderdown. Sydney: Golden Press. 28 pp. Hardback quarto, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings, spine minimally faded, minor edgewear. Two delightful Australian children's picture stories. ISBN: 0855584351. Our Book No: 4041. $12 AUD.

384. O'Harris, Pixie (1982). The Pixie O Harris Fairy Book: Stories and Verse. Adelaide: Rigby Limited. 63 pp. Paperback quarto, two dustjackets, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), stapled (rust marks about staples), black & white & single-colour drawings, colour drawing tipped-in (jacket & frontispiece), minor edgewear, otherwise intact and excellent. Facsimile edition, originally published in 1925. Stories and verse by Lynette Yardley, Gwen M. Cock, Eva Lawton and Pixie O. Harris. Illustrated in colour, wash and line, by Pixie O Harris. Has two dustjackets. The top dustjacket is plain (small edge tear). The bottom black dustjacket (with flaps) is fixed to cover at spine (gilt lettering, with tipped-in colour plate). ISBN: 0727016016. Our Book No: 3831. $50 AUD.

385. O'Harris, Pixie (1985). Loveleaves the Koala (1st ed). Sydney, North Ryde: Methuen Australia. 16 pp. Hardback wide trade, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), full-page colour drawings, spine ends little rubbed, edges & endpapers & reverse side jacket lightly foxed. This charming children's picture story tells how Laurel meets a koala like Loveleaves in Grandpa's story at the Koala Park, and swaps him for her toy koala. When she returned him to the Koala Park she was invited to visit him when ever she wants. ISBN: 0454008570. Our Book No: 27996. $15 AUD.

386. O'Harris, Pixie (1988). Loveleaves Returns to the Bush (1st ed). Melbourne: Dent Australia. 22 pp. Hardback small quarto, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings, tiny scuff bottom edge rear cover. This charming children's picture story tells how Loveleaves, a koala who had been cared for by a human family from a very young age, learns to live in the Australian bush again. ISBN: 0867700777. Our Book No: 26921. $12 AUD.

387. O'Neill, Everlyn (1991). Washing Mr Blob (1st ed). Melbourne: Lothian Publishing. Unnum 32 pp. Hardback small quarto, no jacket, very good condition, colour drawings (mostly full-page), few tiny spots one page, minor creases few pages. Written by an practising artist and craftsperson. This is the Australian author's first children's book. Tommy, his sister, his father and the family dog, Mr Blob, have indeed had a very busy day. This very special book is a story of catastrophe told with charm and humour. The bright large illustrations will delight all ages. ISBN: 0850914663. Our Book No: 26844. $20 AUD.

388. O'Sullivan, Dudsy (2006). The Hair-Raising Adventures of Juniper Jasper (1st ed). Sydney, Allambie Heights: New Frontier Publishing. 204 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, minor edgewear. This book is an exciting fun-filled adventure for ages 8-12. Juniper Jasper is trying to discover the world's first cure for baldness. ISBN: 1921042508. Our Book No: 26976. $20 AUD.

389. Oakley, Graham (1984). The Church Mouse (Reprint ed). London: Papermac / Macmillan Children's. Unnum 36 pp. Paperback oblong quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, minor edgewear, owner's written name. A charming children's picture story about Arthur the church mouse, and Sampson the church cat. ISBN: 0333235762. Our Book No: 3900. $14 AUD.

390. Oakley, Graham (2008). The Church Mouse [Modern Classics]. Melbourne, Scoresby: Five Mile Press. Unnum 36 pp. Hardback oblong quarto, no jacket as issued, pictorial cover, as new condition, colour drawings. A charming story about Arthur the church mouse, and Sampson the church cat. Rediscover this heart-warming children's tale, in this first book in the classic series. ISBN: 9781742111353. Our Book No: 23855A. $18 AUD.

391. Oberlander, Gerhard (1953). Pingo und Pinga: Ein Bilderbuch fur Große und Kleine Kinder Erzahlt und Gemalt von Gerhard Oberlander (1st ed). Frankfurt am Main: Buchergilde Gutenberg. Unnum 32 pp. Hardback large quarto, no jacket, very good condition, pictorial board cover (cloth spine), colour drawings, minor edgewear. First edition. German language children's picture story about the love between two penguins Pingo and Pinga who overcome adversity. Our Book No: 15561. $30 AUD.

392. 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.

393. 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.

394. 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.

395. Odgers, Sally Farrell; Laroche, Sandra (illustrator) (1987). Angie the Brave (1st ed). Sydney, Glebe: Walter McVitty Books. 28 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, reader creases along spine, minor edgewear. This charming children's story, told in rhyming verse by the author, is beautifully illustrated in line and water colour wash by Sandra Laroche. Angie has many adventures to fill her day. ISBN: 0949183156. Our Book No: 23736. $12 AUD.

396. Oktober, Tricia (1988). Bush Baby (1st ed). Sydney: Hodder & Stoughton. Unnum 32 pp. Hardback quarto, very good condition, pictorial cover, full-page colour drawings, two small marks one page. First edition. This beautiful children's picture story is a companion book for "Bush Party", her first book. The full-page very colourful drawings will delight all ages. ISBN: 034049624X. Our Book No: 27810. $18 AUD.

397. Oktober, Tricia (1989). The Magic Ted and the Moonstones (1st ed). Sydney: Hodder & Stoughton. Unnum 32 pp. Hardback quarto, no jacket as issued, very good condition, pictorial cover, full-page colour paintings, few pages at front & rear lightly foxed (minimal spots few internal pages), few tiny dents covers, minor crease top corner front cover. A wonderful children's picture story about a magic bear who helps his owner find a private world, away from big brother's teasing. The old teddy and the moonlight together work powerful magic. The large colourful illustrations and easy-to-read text make this book suitable for any age. ISBN: 0340502975. Our Book No: 28535. $18 AUD.

398. Oktober, Tricia (1991). Bush Song (1st ed). Sydney: Hodder & Stoughton. 32 pp. Hardback quarto, pictorial cover, very good plus condition, full-page colour drawings. Children's picture story that celebrates the gradual return of the rich web of life to one corner of abused bushland. Exquisite artwork plus simple but delightful text trace the process of bush regeneration. ISBN: 0340541415. Our Book No: 14749. $24 AUD.

399. Oktober, Tricia (1995). Bushfire (1st ed). Sydney: Hodder Children's books. Unnum 32 pp. Hardback small quarto, pictorial cover, good condition, colour drawings (many full-page), corners lightly bumped, bottom corner front cover rubbed, owner's names (gold texta) inside front cover. A children's picture story about how the animals cope during a bushfire. The vivid text and finely detailed illustrations, give a lyrical, eye-opening account of Australian animal and plant life for children of all ages. ISBN: 0733601154. Our Book No: 27546. $20 AUD.

400. Oktober, Tricia (1999). Reef (1st ed). Sydney: Hodder Children's Books. Unnum 32 pp. Hardback small quarto, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings (many full-page), top spine little bumped, faint foxing title page & last page. A children's picture story about the thousands of creatures and forms of plant life that make up the living Great Barrier Reef, Queensland. The vivid text and finely detailed illustrations, give a lyrical, eye-opening account of Australian marine life for children of all ages. ISBN: 0733609473. Our Book No: 28133. $20 AUD.

401. Oktober, Tricia (2001). Out of Nowhere (1st ed). Sydney: Hodder Headline. Unnum 34 pp. Hardback quarto, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings, spine ends lightly bumped & rubbed, small mark last page, cover corners little bumped, boards little scratched, non-author written dedication front flyleaf. This is a delightful children's picture story about a baby bunyip who became lost from its family. The animals help to care for it until its family track it down at night. The easy-to-read text and bright colourful illustrations by the author will appeal to any age. ISBN: 0733611699. Our Book No: 28110. $20 AUD.

402. Oliver, Narelle (2013). Sand Swimmers: The Secret Life of Australia's Dead Heart (1st p/b ed). Sydney, Newtown: Walker Books. 35 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, minor creases covers, minor edgewear. Children's book by environmentalist, based on Charles Sturt and his travels in the Australian desert. The many fascinating creatures and their ingenious methods of survival in this unique habitat are brought to life by the beautiful linocut illustrations. ISBN: 9781922077288. Our Book No: 28605. $15 AUD.

403. Opie, Iona; Opie, Peter (1980). A Nursery Companion (1st ed). Oxford: Oxford University Press (OUP). 128 pp. Hardback quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), colour drawings, top corners boards little bumped, few tiny dents edges boards, minor edgewear jacket (small closed tear), written & dated dedication. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. This book, the celebration of an epoch, brings together the contents of many of the early years of the 19th century in children's books. There are classics like "The Comic Adventures of Old Mother Hubbard", "The History of the House that Jack Built", and the traditional tale of the "Old Woman and her Pig". The earliest known collection of limericks is reprinted in full for the first time, and the collection that was the inspiration for Lear to write his 'nonsenses'. ISBN: 0192122134. Our Book No: 28088. $28 AUD.

404. Orr, Stewart; Brymer, John (1909). Gammon and Spinach. London, Glasgow & Dublin: Blackie & Son. 104 pp. Hardback oblong quarto, good condition, red cloth spine, pictorial board cover (soiled, considerable edgewear, rear cover very scuffed), grey endpapers, full-page colour drawings, first few & last few pages foxed (otherwise minimal internally), small edge tears, scuffing few pages, written & dated dedication. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. (Estimated date, 1909, written dedication.) A scarce collectible children's picture book, verses by John Brymer, drawings by Stewart Orr. Consists of a series of vignettes (4-line verse) with colour picture on facing page, separated from the next pair by two blank pages. Our Book No: 16431. $200 AUD.

405. 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.

406. 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.

407. Osment, Michelle; Jake, B. M. (illustrator) (2009). Ten Tuatara (1st ed). New Plymouth, NZ: Little Friends Publishing. Unnum 24 pp. Paperback small oblong quarto, stapled, very good condition, colour drawings, spine little creased, top spine little scuffed, minor edgewear corners, non-author written dedication inside front cover. This very special children's counting picture book is written in rhyme. It is about ten tuataras who try to find a place to hide, somewhere safe from predators, somewhere dark inside. The tuatara is a large lizard-like New Zealand reptile. ISBN: 9780473151379. Our Book No: 28902. $20 AUD.

408. Outhwaite, Ida Rentoul; Rees, Bob;Rees, Vic, & Dixon, David V. (Musical Adaptation and Arrangement) (1945). Musical Nursery Rhymes Picture Book: To Sing and Play with the Watcher-Bird (De luxe ed). Melbourne: Murphett Pty Ltd / V. B. Harmony Hits. Unnum 16 pp. Paperback large quarto (28.6 x 22.8 cm), thick card cover card cover, good condition, black cloth spine (covers spiral binding), full-page colour drawings, corners creased & worn, edgewear. Illustrated by Rentoul (eight full-page colour pictures). Sheet music for: Little Nut Tree; A Frog He Would a-Wooing Go; Jack and Jill; Mary Mary Quite Contrary; Curly-Locks; Hey Diddle Diddle; Old Woman in a Shoe; Piggy Went to Market. Musical adaptation & arrangement by Rees, Rees & Dixon. Our Book No: 15679. $50 AUD.

409. Page, Michael; Ingpen, Robert (illustrator) (1984). The Great Bullocky Race (1st ed). Melbourne: Hill of Content. 55 pp. Hardback small quarto, no jacket, very good condition, full-page colour drawings, black & white drawings, spine lightly faded, light foxing bottom edge last few pages. This children's picture story is about Donald MacDonald and his daughter Alice the girl bullocky, and Foxy Murphy and his son Young Wally, who had a bullock race between Swan Hill on the River Murray and the seaport of Robe in South Australia. The story of their adventures as they and their bullock teams contested the longest bullock race ever run in Australia. ISBN: 0855721391. Our Book No: 27824. $15 AUD.

410. Park, Ruth; Bell, Edwina (illustrator) (1976). Merchant Campbell (1st ed) [Australians in History Series]. Sydney: Collins. 64 pp. Hardback quarto, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings, minor edgewear. This children's picture book tells the story of Robert Campbell who opened a branch of his family's trading company in Sydney at the beginning of the 19th century By Irish-Australian writer. ISBN: 0001950290. Our Book No: 25842. $16 AUD.

411. Park, Ruth; Blakely, Zelma (illustrator) (1969). Nuki and the Sea Serpent (1st ed). [London]: Longmans Young Books. Unnum 32 pp. Hardback small quarto, no jacket, cancelled EX-LIBRARY, good condition, black & white & brown illustrations, wear & rubbing spine ends & edges, slight loss & tiny hole fore-edge, covers lightly rubbed, spine edges little rubbed, library marks, internally very good. A children's picture story about a Maori boy named Nuki who told stories that frightened the people of his village. One day he met a Sea Serpent who taught the village people to enjoy Nuki's stories. The beautiful illustrations help to bring this Maori tale to life. ISBN: 0582152550. Our Book No: 27419. $15 AUD.

412. Park, Ruth; Niland, Deborah (illustrator) (1991). James (1st ed). Melbourne: Viking / Penguin Books. Unnum 32 pp. Hardback small square quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), full-page colour drawings, minor edgewear jacket (rear cover creased, closed tear top corner rear cover). This children's picture story is about a boy named James who travels to school by ferry. One day, the ferry breaks down, and he decides to walk across the water to school. This charming story celebrates his childhood innocent belief that he can do anything - if he thinks he can. ISBN: 0670824267. Our Book No: 28573. $15 AUD.

413. Parker, B.; Parker, N. (1979). The History of the Hoppers. Sydney, Hunters Hill: David Ell Press. Unnum 32 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, sepia (brown-coloured) drawings (little colour, most full-page), bottom corner rear cover & a few pages lightly worn, minor edgewear. Children's story about a family of kangaroos running a general store. The verses and anthropomorphic illustrations will appeal to any age. Originally published in 1912. Verses by B. Parker, drawings by N. Parker. ISBN: 0908197098. Our Book No: 27322. $20 AUD.

414. Parker, K. Langloh; Cunningham, Walter (illustrator); Farrer, Vashti (adapted by) (1985 (1975)). Tales of the Dreamtime: Selected from Australian Legendary Tales (Reprint ed) [Young Australia Series]. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. unnum 28 pp. Hardback quarto, good condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings (few single-colour), illustrated endpapers, top corner title page creased, minimal spotty foxing few pages, edges, rubber stamp front pastedown. These wonderful Aboriginal folk tales include: How the sun was made, The fire-makers, The rain-maker Wirinum, A legend of the flowers, Bohra the kangaroo, and The black swans. The colour illustrations bring the stories to life. Suitable for older readers. ISBN: 0207146128. Our Book No: 28965. $10 AUD.

415. Pavey, Peter (1987). Is Anyone Hungry? (1st ed). Melbourne, Richmond: Greenhouse Publications. Unnum 32 pp. Hardback quarto, no jacket, very good condition, pictorial cover, full-page colour drawings, illustrated endpapers, spine ends little bumped, tiny ridge spine. Children's picture story about a boy named Alfred who sets off in a boat to locate the twittering grimbix. He discovers a lot of very angry animals. Does he find the twittering grimbix? The very colourful drawings and rhyming words make this ideal for any age. ISBN: 0864360444. Our Book No: 28242. $15 AUD.

416. Pavey, Peter (2009). One Dragon's Dream. London: Walker Books. Unnum 32 pp. Paperback oblong small quarto, very good plus condition, colour drawings. Children's counting book about a dragon having a dream. Example: Nine nimble numbats sewed him up with thread. When originally published in 1978, winner of the CBCA Picture Book of the Year. ISBN: 9781921150746. Our Book No: 15930. $12 AUD.

417. Peardon, Bruce (1988). Teddy's Night Lost In The Bush. Sydney: Association of Mouth and Foot Painting Artists. 46 pp. Hardback quarto, no jacket as issued, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour paintings (some full-page), bottom edge & top spine lightly bumped. (Estimated date, 1988.) A charming children's story about a little boy's teddy bear who fell from the cart on his way home. All the animals discuss ways to get him back to where he belongs, and Major soon organised his journey home to a very grateful family. The beautiful drawings will delight young and old. ISBN: 0907159427. Our Book No: 27217. $15 AUD.

418. Peardon, Bruce (1993). Old Billy's Enchanted Valley (1st stated ed). [Sydney]: Association of Mouth and Foot Painting Artists. 45 pp. Hardback quarto, no jacket as issued, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour paintings (some full-page), cover corners lightly bumped, owner's written name. (Estimated date, 1993, Austlit. No ISBN printed in book.) Children's picture story. A little joey kangaroo sat wide-eyed as he listened to his grandfather tell the story of Old Billy's Enchanted Valley. The beautiful paintings of native animals and flora by the late author, a mouth painter, are delightful, and will charm readers young and old. Glossary of Australian animals and birds at rear. This is his third book. Our Book No: 23511. $15 AUD.

419. Pearson, Margaret Mary (1943). Poppet and Pete. Sydney: Australasian Publishing Co. Pty. Ltd. Unnum 52 pp. Hardback oblong quarto, no jacket as issued, very good condition, colour drawings, map, handwritten text, new red cloth spine (covers staples, rusted), minor rubbing & toning textured cloth covers, non-author written dedication. Delightful children's picture story about an American bear called Pete, and an Australian bear called Poppet, and of how they walked across Australia together, and of all the adventures they had with bad robber rabbits and a friendly kangaroo and a nice little cat called Concertina, who didn't like to be left out of things. Aimed at American soldiers serving in Australia during WW2. Written and illustrated by Pearson. Muir 5900. Dedication reads: "With wishes for a very happy second Birthday, & lots of love to Ernest from his A.I.F. "Girlfriend". Caroline xxx". Our Book No: 5338. $60 AUD.

420. Penney, Ian (illustrator); Trust, National (1998). The National Trust ABC. London: National Trust (Enterprises) Ltd. Unnum 30 pp. Hardback small wide quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), illustrated endpapers, colour drawings, minor edgewear jacket (spine creased). This charming collection of illustrations goes through the alphabet, with each object set at a well-known National Trust property in Britain. Hidden within each picture is a National Trust acorn. A fun and educational way to learn the alphabet. ISBN: 0707802598. Our Book No: 28737. $15 AUD.

421. Perrin, Yvonne (illustrator) (1992). Australian Poems to Read to the Very Young (Reprint ed). Sydney, Brookvale: National Book Distributors. 27 pp. Paperback small folio, very good plus condition, colour drawings. A children's picture book in The Possum Creek series. The bright very colourful drawings make this a book suitable for all ages. ISBN: 1876553146. Our Book No: 16644. $15 AUD.

422. 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.

423. Petersen, Diana; Richardson, Rich (illustrator) (1975). Brushtail the Rock Wallaby (1st ed) [Australian Golden book]. Sydney, Silverwater: Golden Press. Unnum 30 pp. Hardback square quarto, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings, light bump spine ends & corners, tiny scuff fore-edge first page, minor edgewear. First edition. A children's picture story from Australia about a wallaby (small kangaroo). The large colourful drawings bring this beautiful book to life. ISBN: 0855582189. Our Book No: 27759. $15 AUD.

424. Pilgrim, Jane; May, F. Stocks (illustrator) (1974). Sports Day at Blackberry Farm (1st ed) [Blackberry Farm book]. Leicester: Brockhampton Press. Unnum 16 pp. Hardback small quarto, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings, minor edgewear, old price marks. Children's picture story. The large colourful drawings are delightful and the simple text will interest children of all ages. ISBN: 0340184957. Our Book No: 20830. $10 AUD.

425. Piper, Watty; Sanderson, Ruth (illustrator) (1981). The Little Engine that Could (Reprint ed). New York: Platt & Munk. 39 pp. Hardback quarto, pictorial cover, good plus condition, full-page colour drawings, worn spine ends, few dents bottom edge, edgewear corners. A beautiful classic story retold by Watty Piper. This well-loved book will delight young and old. ISBN: 0448473739. Our Book No: 24547. $15 AUD.

426. Pirani, Leila (1945). Little Hans of Holland. Melbourne: Ramsay Ware Publishing. Unnum 28 pp. Paperback small quarto, card cover, stapled, good plus condition, colour drawings, edgewear spine & corners, rubber bookshop stamp. Delightful children's picture story about Hans, a boy gardener from Holland. He tends the garden in a big house in Australia, accompanied by his garden animal friends. He discovers a way to travel back to Holland to revisit childhood memories. (Estimated date, 1945, Trove catalogue. Muir 6015.). Our Book No: 14805. $30 AUD.

427. 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.

428. Plant, Terry (1990). Henry the Goat from Beautiful Norway. Plymouth: Terry Plant / Western Litho. Co (printer). 32 pp. Paperback trade, stapled pamphlet, very good condition, black & white photos & drawings, minor creasing & marks covers, autograph (author's written name). (Estimated date, 1990.) Children's story about a front-page Norwegian goat - the happiest and cleverest goat in the world. The photos of people and places in Norway make this a special little book. Our Book No: 21607. $10 AUD.

429. Players, Westside; Bell, Anne (editor); Seal, Bob (illustrator) & Heritage, Rosie (illustrator) (1992). Bush Fire (Reprint ed) [Bushfire: Fireguard Resource Series]. Sydney, Rosehill: Department of Bush Fire Services NSW. 28 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, minor edgewear. A scarce children's picture story about Australian native animals coping with a bush fire. Encourages a child to become more aware of the dangers of bushfires. ISBN: 0730591700. Our Book No: 11606. $15 AUD.

430. Pollak, Michael; MacNabb, Margaret (2002). Days Never Done: The Life and Work of Hesba Fay Brinsmead (1st ed). Sydney, Woollahra: Unity Press. 197 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white photos, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear, autograph (both author's written dedication title page). A biography of the Australian children's writer Hesba Fay Brinsmead, who was born in 1922 and grew up in the Blue Mountains in remote and primitive conditions. Her books are set in diverse locations - Sydney, Melbourne, Western Australia, northern New South Wales, the Outback, and ancient Tuscany - and have been loved by generations of young people and widely translated. Since 1990, when her last novel was published, ill health has prevented her from writing, but she has continued to be an inspiration for many other Australian writers for young people. This very special book is a very readable biography of a complex and important Australian writer. ISBN: 0958975930. Our Book No: 27160. $20 AUD.

431. Poole, Philippa; Gouldthorpe, Peter (illustrator); Turner, Ethel (poem) (1988). Walking to School (1st ed). Sydney: William Collins / Anne Ingram Books. Unnum 23 pp. Hardback oblong quarto, pictorial cover, very good plus condition, colour drawings, tiny spot title page. A children's picture book (an illustrated poem by Ethel Turner) about a young boy's first day walking to school by himself. ISBN: 073224806X. Our Book No: 26942. $15 AUD.

432. Potter, Beatrix (1987). The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin. Harmondsworth: Frederick Warne. 58 pp. Hardback very small, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), colour drawings. This is a tale about a tail - a tail that belonged to a little red squirrel, and his name was Nutkin. This is one of Beatrix potters beautiful stories with exquisite paintings that will appeal to children of all ages. ISBN: 0723234612. Our Book No: 20022. $10 AUD.

433. Potter, Beatrix (1989). The Tale of Benjamin Bunny. Harmondsworth: Frederick Warne. 58 pp. Paperback very small, very good plus condition, colour drawings. This is one of Beatrix Potter's beautiful stories with exquisite paintings that will appeal to children of all ages. ISBN: 0723234884. Our Book No: 20065. $10 AUD.

434. Pownall, Eve; Senior, Margaret (illustrator) (1960). The Australia Book (4th ed). Sydney: House of John Sands. Unnum 44 pp. Hardback large folio (35.4 x 24.7 cm), very good condition, pictorial board cover (raised red spine, boards little lifting), colour drawings & map, cover corner tip bumped, edgewear corners & spine ends, small patch black texta marks inside front cover. (Estimated date, Trove catalogue.) A popular large-format collectible history of early Australia for children. Awarded first prize in the Australian Book Society's Manuscript Competition, and the Children's Book Council's Book of the Year (1952). Our Book No: 16661. $25 AUD.

435. Praeger, S. Rosamond (S. R.) (1903). How They Went to School. London, Glasgow & Dublin: Blackie & Son. Unnum 104 pp. Hardback oblong quarto, very good condition, red cloth pictorial cover (rebacked, minimally flecked), full-page colour drawings, french-fold pages (fore-edge uncut, blank pages in between), rear page torn & repaired, minor foxing & marks edges, minor edgewear. First edition. A scarce early Blackie children's picture story (professionally repaired). Kitty and Hal didn't mean to be late for school, but so many distractions happened on the way. This is the scarce printing of the first edition possessing a red cloth cover (most known copies have a tan cover). Delightful colour woodcut drawings, with text on the facing page. Prager was an Irish illustrator and sculptor. Our Book No: 17005. $200 AUD.

436. Prentice, Jeffrey; Bird, Bettina (1987). Dromkeen: A Journey into Children's Literature (1st ed). Melbourne: J. M. Dent. 175 pp. Hardback quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white & colour photos & drawings, base spine little worn, spine lightly faded jacket (minor edgewear & scratches). Heavy. First edition. About a graceful homestead at Riddels Creek, an outer suburb of Melbourne, set up as a museum of children's literature. A loosely inserted pamphlet tells the story of Dromkeen. This is a fascinating resource for teachers, librarians and anyone with an interest in children's literature. Describes a unique collection of artwork, manuscripts and other pre-publication material for children's books. This living treasure was established in 1974 by Joyce and Court Oldmeadow, and now formally designated as the Courtney Oldmeadow Children's Literature Foundation. ISBN: 0867700297. Our Book No: 21158. $25 AUD.

437. 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.

438. Priceman, Marjorie (2001). My Nine Lives by Clio. New York: Aladdin Paperbacks / Simon & Schuster. Unnum 42 pp. Paperback quarto, good plus condition, watercolour drawings, minor edgewear corners. This book purports to the journal or diary of a cat recounting all of the nine lives she has lived and her remarkable effect on history, beginning in Mesopotamia in 300 B.C and culminating in Wisconsin in 1995. The beautiful illustrations and easy-to-read text makes this a book for all ages. Marjorie Priceman who is a well-known illustrator and writer. ISBN: 0689846703. Our Book No: 25983. $12 AUD.

439. Prince, Pamela; Zaid, Barry (designer) (1990). Toyland: Classic Illustrations of Children and Their Toys. New York: Harmony Books. 45 pp. Hardback small square, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), red cloth cover, colour photos of paintings, few minor creases jacket. Combines prose and poetry with old paintings and illustrations that depict children and their toys. Some of the illustrations are from early 1900s to late 1920s. ISBN: 0517576198. Our Book No: 20169. $10 AUD.

440. Printing, Offset (1944). The Giant Book of Speed [OPC Series A88]. Sydney, Waterloo: Offset Printing Coy. Unnum 16 pp. Paperback folio (very large format), card cover, good plus condition, black & white drawings, full-page colour drawings, edgewear, written & dated dedication to owner, owner's written name. (Estimated date: 1944, Trove catalogue, or 1946, date of written dedication). Colourful large-format children's picture book about speed, Artwork signed T.H.R. at end. Our Book No: 12227. $15 AUD.

441. Printing, Offset (1944). The Giant Book of Ships [OPC series A89]. Sydney, Waterloo: Offset Printing Coy. Unnum 16 pp. Paperback folio (very large format), card cover, good plus condition, black & white drawings, full-page colour drawings, edgewear, written & dated dedication to owner, owner's written name. (Estimated date, 1944, Trove catalogue, or 1946, date of written dedication.) Colorful large-format children's picture book about the history of ships. Our Book No: 12228. $15 AUD.

442. 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.

443. Ray, Stephen; Murdoch, Kathleen; Stewart, Chantal (illustrator) (1994). The Ant Nest (1st ed). Melbourne: Thomas Nelson Australia. 16 pp. Paperback small quarto, good plus condition, colour drawings, front cover lightly creased, staples lightly rusted, covers little creased, faint foxing edges, light impressions section rear cover, minor edgewear. A children's picture story about some very busy ants. The life-like drawings and easy-to-read text will delight all ages. ISBN: 0170082229. Our Book No: 28293. $12 AUD.

444. 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.

445. 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.

446. Rees, Leslie; Cunningham, Walter (illustrator) (1983). The Story of Russ the Australian Tree Kangaroo [Australian Nature Series]. Sydney: Lansdowne. 41 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, pictorial boards, illustrated endpapers, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), full-page colour drawings, single-colour drawings, minor edgewear jacket, few tiny dents top edge, few pages lightly creased (during manufacture). A delightful Australian children's book about an Australian Tree Kangaroo named Russ. He has many exciting adventures in his Northern Queensland rainforest home. ISBN: 070181747X. Our Book No: 23416. $20 AUD.

447. 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.

448. Rees, Leslie; Cunningham, Walter (illustrator) (1985). Shy the Platypus (Reprint ed) [Young Australia Series]. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. Unnum 28 pp. Hardback quarto, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings, illustrated pastedowns, minor edgewear. A beautiful children's picture story about a platypus and his family. The illustrations will appeal to any age, and the text can be read to younger children, or alone by older children. ISBN: 0207135355. Our Book No: 3839. $10 AUD.

449. Rees, Leslie; Cunningham, Walter (illustrator) (1996). Shy the Platypus (Reprint ed) [Young Australia Series]. Sydney: Cornstalk / Angus & Robertson. Unnum 28 pp. Hardback quarto, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings, illustrated pastedowns, minor edgewear. A beautiful children's picture story about a platypus and his family. The illustrations will appeal to any age, and the text can be read to younger children, or alone by older children. ISBN: 0207135355. Our Book No: 15088. $12 AUD.

450. Rees, Leslie; Hutchings, illustrator (1971). Digit Dick and the Lost Opals. Sydney: Paul Hamlyn. Unnum 28 pp. Hardback folio, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings, minor edgewear. Children's picture story. One of Digit Dick's adventures in Central Australia, here teamed up with Aboriginal friend Wirra. Incorporates distinctive Australian themes such as harsh outback, goannas, kangaroos, and the Flying Doctor. ISBN: 0600070395. Our Book No: 13936. $20 AUD.

451. 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.

452. 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.

453. Rees, Leslie; Oliver, Tony (illustrator) (1983). Mokee the White Possum. Sydney: Lansdowne. Unnum 28 pp. Hardback quarto, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings, minor edgewear. Delightful children's picture story. When the little possum started kindergarten he was laughed at because of his white fur. He tried ways of colouring his fur, but he finds that white fur could be an advantage. ISBN: 0701817402. Our Book No: 16096. $18 AUD.

454. Rees, Leslie; Walton, Penny (illustrator) (1988). The Story of Two-Thumbs the Koala. Sydney, Frenchs Forest: Child & Associates Publishing. Unnum 48 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), pictorial cover, colour illustrations (many full-page), few edge tears jacket, minor edgewear. A delightful Australian children's picture story about a koala named Two-Thumbs. He gets his name from the fact that, of five fingers on any koala's forefoot or hand, two are "opposable" to the others, not, as in human beings, one. Hence the koala appears to have an extra thumb and is able to secure a better grip of his high gum-tree branches, thus making up for the curious lack of a proper tail. ISBN: 0867772093. Our Book No: 4152. $20 AUD.

455. Rees, Leslie; Walton, Penny (illustrator) (1989). The Story of Two-Thumbs the Koala (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Lamont Books. 47 pp. Paperback small quarto, stapled (staples rusted), very good condition, colour illustrations (many full-page), minor edgewear. A delightful Australian children's picture story about a koala named Two-Thumbs. He gets his name from the fact that, of five fingers on any koala's forefoot or hand, two are "opposable" to the others, not, as in human beings, one. Hence the koala appears to have an extra thumb and is able to secure a better grip of his high gum-tree branches, thus making up for the curious lack of a proper tail. ISBN: 0949129631. Our Book No: 23419. $15 AUD.

456. 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.

457. 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, minor edgewear. The last children's 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.

458. Rentoul, Annie; Outhwaite, Ida Rentoul (illustrator) (1984). The Lady of the Blue Beads. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 90 pp. Hardback quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white drawings (some full-page), full-page colour drawings, pale pink cover design jacket (spine faintly faded, top edge little creased), few faint marks board cover, minor edgewear. Classic story for young adults about adventures on Coconut-Ice Island, originally published in 1908. Contains revised illustrations by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite not previously published. ISBN: 0207149453. Our Book No: 3629. $25 AUD.

459. Rentoul, Annie; Outhwaite, Ida Rentoul (illustrator) (1987). The Lady of the Blue Beads (Reissue, reprint ed). Sydney: Cornstalk / Angus & Robertson. 90 pp. Hardback quarto, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white drawings (some full-page), full-page colour drawings, pale blue jacket design (sticker mark reverse side), minor edgewear. Classic story for young adults about adventures on Coconut-Ice Island, originally published in 1908. Contains revised illustrations by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite not previously published. ISBN: 0207149453. Our Book No: 3832. $30 AUD.

460. Roberts, Beth; Fenton, Janet (illustrator) (1988). The Tasmanian Devil Who Couldn't Eat Meat: A Fable for Children of All Ages [Rainbow Books Number 3]. Lauderdale, TAS: Rainbow Books. 76 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good condition, black & white drawings, covers lightly creased, bottom corner front cover creased, minor edgewear, owner's written name title page, autograph (author's written name title page). This is a special fable about a Tasmanian Devil who could not eat meat - he liked grass! He meets other animals on his journey to find his way back home, and these animals teach him how important he really is. ISBN: 0958788138. Our Book No: 28161. $20 AUD.

461. Robinson, Roland; Bancroft, Bronwyn (illustrator); Mumbulla, Percy (related) (1996). The Whalers. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. Unnum 28 pp. Hardback small quarto, very good condition, pictorial cover, full-page colour drawings, base spine lightly & top corner cover tips lightly rubbed. This children's picture book comes directly from the oral storytelling tradition. Collected by Roland Robertson. Tells, in the lyrical voice of Aboriginal Percy Mumbulla, of the life and times of Percy's old seafaring uncle. New power is given to the story by the illustrations of Bronwyn Bancroft, which reinforce the wonder and excitement of the special relationship between orca and whaler. Suitable for older children. ISBN: 0207184844. Our Book No: 27478. $17 AUD.

462. Roennfeldt, Robert (2005). The Silver Stream (Reprint ed). Adelaide, Kingswood: Working Title Press. Unnum 28 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, spine & pages lightly creased, minor edgewear corners. A charming story about a Mother Platypus who waits for her babies to hatch. Publisher's suggested reading age: primary school. ISBN: 1876288469. Our Book No: 26089. $10 AUD.

463. Rogers, Katharine M. (editor) (2003). L. Frank Baum: Creator of Oz (Reprint ed). Cambridge, MA: Da Capo Press / Plenum Press. 304 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, black & white photos. Biography of the creator of "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz". Katharine Rogers gives Baum the man, and Baum the writer, his due in this well-written biography. ISBN: 0306812975. Our Book No: 20810. $15 AUD.

464. Rossetti, Christina G.; Hughes, Arthur (illustrator) (1982). Sing-Song: A Nursey-Rhyme Book [Facsimile Editions, Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books, Toronto Public Library]. London / Tokyo: Bodley Head / Holp Shuppan. 132 pp. Hardback small, very good plus condition, blue cloth cover (gilt pictures & lettering), black & white drawings (including frontispiece), all edges gilt, tissue guards (loosely inserted), in cardboard slipcase. Facsimile edition. Facsimile of a classic children's nursery rhyme book. Originally published by George Routledge, London, in 1872. A collection of 1-page or 2-page nursery rhymes, each headed by a drawing. Both poet and illustrator belonged to the pre-Raphaelite art movement, which believed in realistic portrayal of nature. (One of a set of 35 handsome facsimiles in 28 slipcases.). Our Book No: 16966. $35 AUD.

465. Rothwell, Jo; Rothwell, Bryce (illustrator) (2007). My Great Ocean Road Adventure (1st ed) [My Adventure]. Warburton, VIC: Rothwell Publishing. Unnum 28 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, minor edgewear, minor creasing spine, owner's written name. Australian children's picture story. After finding a message in a bottle, Harry and his wombat Nelly follow their quest on the most amazing journey along the Great Ocean Road in Victoria. ISBN: 9780975723043. Our Book No: 25001. $20 AUD.

466. Routledge, George (1982). The Dog's Dinner Party [Facsimile Editions, Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books, Toronto Public Library]. London / Tokyo: Bodley Head / Holp Shuppan. Unnum 22 pp. Paperback quarto, card cover, very good plus condition, full-page colour drawings, interleaved blank pages, in cardboard slipcase. Facsimile edition. Facsimile of a classic children's story from Routledge's Shilling Toy Books series (as listed on rear cover). Originally published by George Routledge, London, 1876. A story about dogs having a party. The story is in large simple text, and the colour illustrations are full-page (the centre one being spread over two pages). Interleaved are some blank pages. (One of a set of 35 handsome facsimiles in 28 slipcases.). Our Book No: 17001. $35 AUD.

467. Rudd, Elizabeth; Vere Boyle, Eleanor (illustrator) (1988). Beauty and the Beast (Reprint ed) [Golden Classics]. London: Hutchinson Children's. Unnum 21 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, very good condition, pictorial cover (in very good dustjacket), full-page colour drawings, spine ends lightly bumped, minor edgewear jacket (small mark reverse side, rear cover creased, tiny tear). This charming children's picture book re-tells the story of Beauty and the Beast in a captivating text and beautiful, vivid paintings. In 1875, the Victorian artist, Eleanor Vere Boyle produced the illustrations to go with this best-loved story that has become a classic. This story with reproductions of the beautiful illustrations appear in this new edition with an enchanting new text rewritten for modern children. ISBN: 0091727138. Our Book No: 28094. $10 AUD.

468. Ruhen, Olaf; Pavey, Peter (illustrator) (1977). The Day of the Diprotodon (Reprint ed). Sydney: Hodder & Stoughton. Unnum 30 pp. Hardback oblong quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in good dustjacket), sepia (brown-coloured) drawings (including endpapers), spine little slanted, some creasing jacket (tape repair reverse side top spine), minor edgewear. Children's picture story based on the diprotodons - dinosaurs that lived about 50,000 years ago (during the Pleistocene period) near Lake Callabonna, in the desert country of South Australia. Remarkable fossils of diprotodons were found there in 1893 and 1953. ISBN: 0340207167. Our Book No: 3789. $15 AUD.

469. Sabates, illustrator (1965). Percy Pig's Glasses. London: Sandle's. Unnum 8 pp. Paperback quarto, good plus condition, card cover, stapled (rusted), colour drawings, faint tide marks & toning inside covers (previous water contact now dry), pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. (Estimated date, 1960s, similar item by illustrator in British Library catalogue.) A scarce children's picture story, not listed in British Library online catalogue. Our Book No: 7077. $80 AUD.

470. 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.

471. 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.

472. Savryn, L.; Mitchell, Kathy (illustrator) (1984). Once Upon a Cat. London: Dragon / Granada. Unnum 42 pp. Hardback quarto, no jacket, very good condition, pictorial cover, many colour drawings (some single-colour), illustrated endpapers. A children's picture book of five famous cat stories - Puss in Boots - Dick Whittington and his Cat - The White Cat - The Owl and the Pussycat -The Cat and the Mouse in Partnership. Elegant and mysterious, courageous and cunning, and sometimes just plain charming - here are cats to delight the imagination. The stories (selected & edited by Savryn) and illustrations by Mitchell will delight children and adults alike. ISBN: 0246123486. Our Book No: 23113. $14 AUD.

473. Saxby, Maurice (1998). Offered to Children: A History of Australian Children's Literature. Gosford, NSW: Scholastic Press. 512 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white drawings, base spine creased jacket, edgewear. Heavy. A complete revision of his original book, first published in 1969. In keeping with recent literary approaches, this history is now genre-based as well as chronological. It is an exhaustive analytical coverage of the fascinating history of Australian children's literature, but it also showcases developing social and educational attitudes world-wide. ISBN: 1863886389. Our Book No: 14647. $28 AUD.

474. Seddon, Alexandra (2006). Swamp Wallaby Story (1st ed). [Pambula, NSW]: Cowsnest Pty Ltd. Unnum 32 pp. Paperback trade, dustjacket (with flaps), pictorial card covers, stapled, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), full-page colour drawings, few tiny marks covers. An Australian picture book, using collage to illustrate this beautiful story about Wallaby. Swamp wallabies are passionate wild creatures. They have fewer chromosomes than all the other kangaroos and wallabies and, unlike them, they are solitary. The orphaned ones are very very affectionate towards their carers and curious about everything around them. At a certain age a wildness enters their being. It is irresistible. Full-page colour drawings will delight children and adults. A very special book to have as part of any children's collection. The author has previously used collage for her children's stories. ISBN: 0958194033. Our Book No: 22332. $15 AUD.

475. Sendak, Maurice (1989). Caldecott & Co.: Notes on Books & Pictures. London: Reinhardt Books / Viking / Penguin Books. 214 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear jacket (light foxing, few tiny chips), faint foxing edges. Essays about children's literature (picture books) by the author of the famous picture book "Where the Wild Things Are". Topics range from George Macdonald, Beatrix Potter and Randolph Caldecott, to Margot Zemach, Harriet Pincus and Edward Ardizzone, and to Walt Disney, Mother Goose and Hans Christian Anderson. The author voices his deeply held opinions about every aspect of the world of the picture book. ISBN: 1871061067. Our Book No: 26061. $18 AUD.

476. Seuss, Dr (2010). Green Eggs and Ham (Reprint ed). London: HarperCollins. Unnum 58 pp. Paperback quarto, very good plus condition, colour drawings. In this great classic children's picture story from Dr Seuss, Sam-I-am is determined to get grumpy grouch to eat green eggs and ham. Will he succeed? A large format edition that will appeal to all ages. ISBN: 9780007922888. Our Book No: 28085. $10 AUD.

477. Shaw, Jamie; Ikeda, Fusae (illustrator) (2006). Iso and the Bushfire (1st ed). Sydney, Annandale: J. D. Shaw. Unnum 36 pp. Paperback oblong small quarto, card covers, very good plus condition, full-page black & white & colour drawings, printed on 100% recycled paper, minor edgewear. Iso was a Southern Brown Bandicoot and she was three years old. Iso had lived her entire life amongst the spiny thickets and green shrubs of the heath land. One warm spring day Iso awoke early from her daytime sleep to a strange smoky smell in the air. Her instincts told her the smell would bring trouble, but she didn't quite know why. The beautiful graphic illustrations make this wonderful children's story about Australian bushland and our unique animals very lifelike. ISBN: 0646465775. Our Book No: 23896. $15 AUD.

478. Short, Bryan F. (1964). The Story of Australian Wool. Sydney: Readabout Books. 30 pp. Paperback quarto, stapled pamphlet (staples rusted), very good condition, colour drawings, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear, owner's written name & date. The colourfully illustrated story of sheep and woolgrowing in Australia. From a series of books for children and young adults that aim to bring Australia to life. Our Book No: 7146. $10 AUD.

479. Sibley, Irena (1996). The Bilbies First Easter (Reprint ed). Sydney: Silver Gum Press. 28 pp. Paperback quarto, stapled, very good condition, full-page colour plates, front cover corner & few pages little creased, minor edgewear. Children's picture story: their farm was baked dry by drought - but with the help of the bilbies, William makes an Easter surprise magical. (The colour plates were made using tempera and gouache on handmade paper with sable brushes.). ISBN: 1875843124. Our Book No: 2139. $12 AUD.

480. Sibley, Irena (2000). Grandma Bilby, Mr Budge & the Easter Tree (1st ed). Melbourne: Lothian. 32 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, minor edgewear. A charming children's picture story about Grandma Bilby who gets some unexpected help from the possums in the park when it is time to deliver the easter eggs again. Mr Budge the hamburger man joins in the fun and soon the whole town is celebrating. ISBN: 0734400896. Our Book No: 25844. $15 AUD.

481. 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.

482. Stamp, C. E. (1943). Jonathan and his Billy-Goat Cart and the Strange Adventures that Can Happen to Owners of Billy-goat Carts When They Look for Them [Joy Series]. Melbourne: House of Barker. Unnum 12 pp. Paperback small quarto, pictorial card covers (staples rusted), good condition, black & white & single-colour drawings, covers creased, pages toned, minor edgewear, small tear spine ends, rear cover marked & lightly stained, spine lightly worn, light foxing edges, owner's written name inside front cover. (Estimated date, 1943, Trove catalogue.) Children's picture book about a boy named Jonathan who took his billy-goat cart and met a lot of animals on his way to a picnic. A delightful old story, the drawings are wonderful and will bring real joy to children and adults alike. Our Book No: 26727. $15 AUD.

483. Starke, Ruth; Holfeld, Greg (illustrator) (2008). Captain Congo and the Crocodile King (1st ed). Adelaide, Kingswood: Working Title Press. 46 pp. Hardback quarto, pictorial cover, illustrated endpapers, very good condition, full-page colour drawings, spine ends little rubbed. Children's picture story in which an anthropologist searching for the legendary Treasure House of the Queen of Sheba is missing, and Captain Congo and his pint-sized assistant Pug are sent by the agency to Abyssinia to find him. This book is suitable for primary school age. ISBN: 9781876288914. Our Book No: 26908. $18 AUD.

484. Steggall, Stephany Evans (2004). Can I Call You Colin?: The Authorised Biography of Colin Thiele (1st ed). Sydney: New Holland. 448 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, black & white photos centre spread. A well-researched and evocative account of Colin's life. He has contributed so much to Australian literature and culture. This wonderful book talks about Colin's warm character, resilient spirit and myriad achievements. This is an entertaining and uplifting monograph on the life and times, humour and humanity of Colin Thiele, a remarkable Australian. ISBN: 1741101425. Our Book No: 21528. $26 AUD.

485. Stewart, Lolla; Russell, Elaine (illustrator) (2011). Savannah Dreams (1st ed). Melbourne, Prahran: Little Hare. Unnum 28 pp. Hardback quarto, pictorial cover, very good condition, colour drawings, few scratches front cover, spine ends little rubbed, minor edgewear. A children's picture story about a girl named Savannah who goes looking for bush tucker with her family. Savannah's family always find good food, Savannah finds only rubbish. Savannah has a vivid imagination which helps her to make the biggest catch of all. Based on an Aboriginal folklore. The beautiful illustrations with their vibrant colours help to make this a very enjoyable story for children from about 8 years and older. ISBN: 9781921714030. Our Book No: 28954. $18 AUD.

486. Stodart, Eleanor (2000). The Story of Archie the Whale and How He Missed the Olympics (1st ed). Sydney, Annandale: Envirobook. 48 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good plus condition, black & white drawings. Australian children's picture book about humpback whales, in the same year as the Olympic Games were held in Sydney. This great story would be suitable for 8 years and older. ISBN: 0858811766. Our Book No: 20607. $10 AUD.

487. Stroud, Patricia; Potter, Bruce (illustrator) (2003). Caesar: The Anzac Dog (1st ed). Auckland: HarperCollins. 39 pp. Paperback small wide quarto, very good condition, single-colour drawings, minor edgewear corners, remainder mark bottom edge. This is a wonderful story based on the very special mascot named Caesar who rescued wounded soldiers from the hell that was No-Man's-Land at the battle of the Somme, France, during WW1. The author is the daughter of Ida, who was the niece of Caesar's handler, and passed the stories onto her children and grandchildren. Caesar was the unsung Kiwi hero, and a little known aspect of the First World War. ISBN: 1869504593. Our Book No: 28291. $15 AUD.

488. Sturgis, Matthew; Mortimer, Anne (illustrator) (1994). Tosca's Christmas. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. Unnum 32 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good condition, colour drawings, minor edgewear, copy 2. A children's picture story about a cat at Christmas. Tosca really wanted her very own Christmas present. ISBN: 0207186456. Our Book No: 9729A. $10 AUD.

489. Summers, Kate; Kneen, Maggie (illustrator) (1996). Tilly and Milly: The Story of the Town Mouse and the Country Mouse (1st ed). London: Orion Children's. Unnum 32 pp. Hardback small quarto, pictorial cover, very good plus condition, colour drawings. A delightful children's story about two mice. One loves her simple life in the country, the other one hates the country and loves her city life. They visit each other and discover the best home for each other. The charming illustrations will appeal to children and adults alike. ISBN: 1858811848. Our Book No: 23621. $15 AUD.

490. Sundin-Wickman, Ulla (1967). Andreas in Kings Park (1st US ed). New York: Harcourt Brace & World. 30 pp. Hardback oblong quarto, very good condition, pictorial cover, full-page colour drawings, green cloth spine, edges covers lightly rubbed, corners lightly worn, tiny scuff mark rear cover, tiny bump top edge rear cover. A children's picture story based in Sweden. A very special story about a boy and his dog named Ruff, and their many adventures. Our Book No: 23953. $18 AUD.

491. Sussmann, Christel; Submann, Christel; Thiele, Herbert (illustrator) (1976). Billy Comes Home [Children's World Picture Story Books]. Sydney: Pergamon Press. 24 pp. Hardback oblong quarto, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings, flyleaf top corner tip clipped. This is a beautiful children's picture story from Germany about a farmer and his very special relationship with his horse. A truly delightful story from children of all ages. ISBN: 0080210929. Our Book No: 20074. $13 AUD.

492. Tabrah, Ruth (editor); Suyeoka, George (illustrator) (1973). Momotaro Peach Boy (1st Australian ed). Adelaide: Rigby Opal. Unnum 58 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, pictorial cover, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), colour drawings (many full-page), minor edgewear jacket (top corner rear cover little worn, faint foxing reverse side), top corner front free flyleaf lightly rubbed. This book is adapted from the original folktales by Island Heritage. Children's picture story about a Japanese folk tale. This story is Japan's best loved folktale. An elderly couple dream of a child of their own. Their dream comes true in a surprising way, and the child who comes to them grows quickly into young manhood. He leaves home to battle the evil ogres, and has many adventures along the way. Suitable for older readers. The traditional song is written in English at the back of the book. ISBN: 0851795056. Our Book No: 28633. $30 AUD.

493. Talbot, Wayne; McKee, Greg; Luijerink, Jill (1988). The Great Wungle Bungle Aerial Expedition. Sydney, Roseville: Campbell Merchandising. Unnum 32 pp. Hardback quarto, dustjacket, pictorial cover, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), colour drawings. An Australian children's picture story. When a big willy-willy (whirlwind) scoops up Wendi Wallaby, all the creatures of the bush set to work to rescue her. Story and illustrations by Wayne and Greg, text by Jill. ISBN: 0731616057. Our Book No: 16175. $13 AUD.

494. Tanner, Jane (2006). Isabella's Secret (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Puffin / Penguin Books. Unnum 32 pp. Paperback small wide quarto, very good condition, full-page colour drawings, spine & few pages little creased, minor edgewear. This beautifully illustrated children's picture story, both written and illustrated by Jane Tanner, will delight adults and children alike. This charming picture book about fairies celebrates every child's need for time alone, time to enjoy nature, and time to dream. ISBN: 9780140555677. Our Book No: 28907. $12 AUD.

495. Taylor, Pat; Fleming, Leanne (illustrator) (1992). Free Trees [Social Themes and Language K-7: Strand 4: Environment]. Sydney: CollinsDove / HarperCollins. 24 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour drawings, minor edgewear. The people of Bunyip Bend, want to plant trees to feed koalas. This children's picture book is about the creatures who live in a tree and the importance of planting trees. ISBN: 1863711481. Our Book No: 20054. $15 AUD.

496. Tersac, Helene; Clement, Frederic (illustrator) (1983). The Animal's Ball (English, reprint ed). London: Green Tiger Press (A Star & Elephant Book). 33 pp. Hardback quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in good dustjacket), tipped-in colour illustrations, faint foxing boards, edgewear corners & spine ends jacket (little rubbed & scuffed, small closed tear). Children's picture adventure story told by a little girl. She is in bed and cannot sleep. She leaves her bed and from the top of her stairs sees an amazing sight - wild animals walking on their hind legs, dressed in beautiful clothes, and having a party. The French painter Frederic Clement has illustrated this unusual story. Each painting brings the story to life, and each has a distinctive perfection. Winner of a Parent's Choice Remarkable Book award for art. Translated from French. ISBN: 0914676954. Our Book No: 27959. $25 AUD.

497. Testa, Fulvio (1982). If You Take a Pencil (1st ed). London / Melbourne: Andersen / Hutchinson of Australia. Unnum 28 pp. Hardback small square quarto, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings, minor annotation rear pastedown, tiny dent front cover. First edition. A very special counting book for children showing the many things that can be drawn with a pencil. The easy-to-read text and large full-colour full-page illustrations will delight children of all ages. ISBN: 0862640326. Our Book No: 21844. $10 AUD.

498. Thiele, Colin (2010). The Australian ABC. Melbourne, Heatherton: Hinkler Books. Unnum 32 pp. Paperback oblong quarto, as new condition, full-page colour drawings,. An Australian picture book, using Australian native animals to spell out the letters of the alphabet. The beautiful full-page colour drawings will delight children and adults. A very special book to have as part of any children's collection. ISBN: 9781741852875. Our Book No: 15483. $10 AUD.

499. 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, copy 2. An Australian picture book, using Australian native animals to spell out the letters of the alphabet. The beautiful full-page colour drawings 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.

500. Thiele, Colin; De Paauw, Wendy (illustrator) (1993). The Australian ABC (Reprint ed). Sydney: Weldon Kids. Unnum 32 pp. Paperback oblong quarto, very good condition, full-page colour drawings, minor edgewear, few small creases & dents covers, owner's written name title page. An Australian picture book, using Australian native animals to spell out the letters of the alphabet. The beautiful full-page colour drawings will delight children and adults. A very special book to have as part of any children's collection. ISBN: 1863021825. Our Book No: 20520. $10 AUD.

501. Thiele, Colin; Hunnam, Lucinda (illustrator) (1990). Farmer Pelz's Pumpkins (1st ed). Sydney: Walter McVitty Books. 28 pp. Paperback oblong quarto, very good plus condition, colour drawings, minor edgewear. This Australian children's picture story about a farmer and his love of his farm and growing pumpkins will please children of all ages. The very colourful illustrations are delightful. ISBN: 0949183350. Our Book No: 20052. $15 AUD.

502. Thiele, Colin; Ingpen, Robert (1980). River Murray Mary (Reprint ed) [Rigby Opal books]. Adelaide: Rigby Publishers. 72 pp. Hardback quarto, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), colour drawings. Australian children's picture story, about soldier settlers living on the Murray River in the 1920s. Commended for Children's Book of the Year award. ISBN: 0727009869. Our Book No: 11752. $20 AUD.

503. Thomas-Cochran, Margarette; Mulligan, Jean (illustrator) (1994). Goanna's Point of View (1st ed). Sydney, Brookvale: Book Company. 32 pp. Paperback small quarto (with flaps), very good condition, colour drawings, corner tips lightly creased, minor edgewear, light creasing spine & fore-edge, light internal creases, written & dated dedication. A delightful children's story about a goanna's adventures. The colourful drawings will appeal to any age. ISBN: 186309072X. Our Book No: 23779. $15 AUD.

504. Thompson, Ray; Whitfield, Tania; Hudson, Jane (illustrator) (2011). The Adventures of Mavis the Tugboat and the Brisbane Floods. Sydney, Australia Square: Messenger Group Pty Ltd. 24 pp. Hardback large wide quarto, very good plus condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings (some full-page). The beautiful children's picture story is about a very special tugboat named Mavis who came to the rescue of the people of Brisbane when floods moved a piece of the walking path close to the Gateway Bridge. The life-like drawings will appeal to any age. ISBN: 9780980511253. Our Book No: 28105. $30 AUD.

505. Tidy, Samantha; Brecon, Connah (illustrator) (2005). The Flying Dream. Sydney: Department of Community Services, NSW. Unnum 24 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, colour illustrations, spine lightly creased. This children's picture story is about two boys and how the older one copes with his mother's mental illness and drug taking. ISBN: 0731043642. Our Book No: 25171. $18 AUD.

506. Tildes, Phyllis Limbacher (1995). Counting on Calico (Reprint ed). Watertown, MA: Charlesbridge Publishing. Unnum 28 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, full-page colour drawings, reader creases along spine, few creases covers, minor edgewear. This very special and delightful book features a Calico cat counting the many interesting things in her life. The author and illustrator has made a beautiful cat story come to life and it is educational too. The large life-like illustrations and easy-to-read text make this book suitable for any age. ISBN: 0881068624. Our Book No: 27842. $10 AUD.

507. Tildes, Phyllis Limbacher (1997). Gifts (1st ed). Watertown, MA: Charlesbridge / Talewinds. Unnum 28 pp. Hardback large quarto, dustjacket, pictorial cover, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), full-page colour drawings. A beautiful children's story about a young girl and her joy as she explores the gifts of nature. The watercolour illustrations and poetry make this a wonderful book for all ages. The author and illustrator shows her own personal interest in nature and the happiness that it can bring to children and adults alike. ISBN: 0881069663. Our Book No: 21728. $15 AUD.

508. 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.

509. Titus, Eve; Galdone, Paul (pictures) (1990). Anatole (Reprint ed). New York: Bantam Books for Young Readers. 32 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, black & white & colour drawings. Award-winning children's picture story about a mouse who tastes the cheese in a cheese factory and leaves notes about its quality. ISBN: 0553348701. Our Book No: 13717. $10 AUD.

510. Tombs, John (1948). The Zoo Garden Mystery: A Fantasy [Adventure Series, no. 1]. Melbourne: House of Barker. Unnum 12 pp. Paperback small quarto, pictorial card covers (staples lightly rusted), good condition, colour drawings, pages & inside covers toned, minor edgewear, small tear top spine, minor loss base spine, top corner front cover worn. (Estimated date, 1948, Trove catalogue). Children's picture book about a group of animals in a dream zoo who wanted to find out where the caterpillars had found their bright orange bands. A delightful old story, the drawings are wonderful and will bring real joy to children and adults alike. Our Book No: 27080. $22 AUD.

511. 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.

512. Treloar, Bruce (1984). Kim (1st p/b ed). Sydney: Fontana Picture Lions / Collins. Unnum 32 pp. Paperback oblong octavo, card covers, very good condition, colour drawings, tiny marks near top edge front cover. A children's picture story about a young girl living with her grandmother on an island in the South Pacific Ocean. The large colourful illustrations make her adventures seen very real. Text and illustrations by Treloar. ISBN: 000662040X. Our Book No: 19968. $10 AUD.

513. Tremml, Renee (2012). One Very Tired Wombat (1st ed). Sydney: Random House. Unnum 28 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good plus condition, black & white drawings with colour background, minor edgewear. (Digitally reproduced drawings.). This delightful children's picture story is about a wombat who finds it very hard to get some peace and quiet because all the animals and birds insist on waking him up with their noise. ISBN: 9781742755793. Our Book No: 28369. $10 AUD.

514. 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.

515. Trezise, Percy (1988). The Cave Painters (1st ed). Sydney: William Collins / Anne Ingram Books. Unnum 32 pp. Hardback oblong quarto, good condition, colour illustrations, tiny scuff top spine, endpapers lightly foxed, minor foxing few pages, spine little faded, top corner covers lightly bumped, written name reverse side flyleaf. Aboriginal picture story for children about a family who travel to visit their Mother's people, the Yalanji. The Yalanji lived in the red sandstone caves (where rock art is done) far away in the west, in a place called Quinkin Country. The beautiful drawings will delight children and adults. ISBN: 0732248086. Our Book No: 27240. $20 AUD.

516. Trezise, Percy (1990). Lasca and Her Pups (1st p/b ed) [Picture Bluegum series]. Sydney: Collins/Angus & Robertson. Unnum 32 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, minor edgewear, light foxing edges, spine little faded, minor edgewear. Aboriginal picture story for children about a dingo and her pups who lived long ago during the Dreamtime. The large colourful drawings will delight any age. ISBN: 0207170037. Our Book No: 5765. $10 AUD.

517. Trezise, Percy (1990). The Peopling of Australia (Reprint ed). Sydney: Collins / Angus & Robertson. Unnum 30 pp. Paperback small wide quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, minor creasing covers & pages, faint foxing front flyleaf, light toning inside covers, rear cover little faded, owner's written name. A beautifully illustrated children's picture book about the peopling of Australia, starting from Gondwanaland and the dinosaurs to the development of the spiritual Aboriginal civilization throughout the continent, ending with the arrival of the First Fleet (a civilisation based on material values). ISBN: 0207170371. Our Book No: 28704. $15 AUD.

518. Turlay Newberry, Clare (1968). April's Kittens. Mahwah, NJ: Troll Associates. 32 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, full-page black & white drawings, few light creases covers & pages, light creasing along spine (lightly faded), minor edgewear. A beautiful children's picture story that will appeal to any cat-lover. April lived in a tiny apartment in New York with her parents and her cat Sheeba. Sheeba had kittens and the family had to decide how many to keep. Our Book No: 24780. $10 AUD.

519. Turner, Gwenda (1998). The Pony Club (1st ed). Auckland: Penguin Books. Unnum 22 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, poster inside rear cover, colour drawings, minor edgewear, sticker mark front cover. A delightful children's picture story from New Zealand about a day at the pony club. Lovely watercolour drawings. Includes pony poster. ISBN: 0140564373. Our Book No: 25105. $15 AUD.

520. Turner, Gwenda (2002). The Builder's Cat (Reprint ed). Auckland: Penguin Books. Unnum 28 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, minor edgewear, spine little creased, bottom corner two pages little worn. A delightful story about a builder's cat named Abraham who loves his days at work. This story is based on a real builder and his cat Abraham. Mr Couper and his jet black cat are well known around Christchurch, and the author wrote this story about them. ISBN: 0143519751. Our Book No: 24991. $20 AUD.

521. Twain, Mark; Blackman, Charles (illustrator) (1987). A Cat-Tale (1st stated ed). Sydney: Ashton Scholastic. 47 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white drawings (including frontispiece), minor spotted foxing reverse side jacket (minor edgewear, slight impression front side). This charming book was written around 1880, and after 107 years of virtual neglect, this is the first ever full-scale presentation. The author wrote the story for his two children. It is about Catasauqua's beautiful family of catlings named Cattaraugus and Catiline and their adventures while their mother is trying to teach them about good living, music, books and education. The illustrations are by an internationally known artist who now lives in Australia. ISBN: 0868966940. Our Book No: 27965. $30 AUD.

522. Twain, Mark; Ingpen, Robert (illustrator) (1987). The Stolen White Elephant (1st stated ed). Sydney: Ashton Scholastic. 48 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white drawings (including frontispiece), light foxing reverse side jacket (minor edgewear), base spine little rubbed. This children's picture story, a detective mystery, is about a Siamese white elephant, en route from Siam to Britain as a gift to the Queen, and which disappears in New Jersey. This is one of the author's most hilarious, but overlooked, masterpieces for any child or adult to enjoy. The life-like illustrations are by international illustrator, Robert Ingpen. The literature classic was originally published in 1882 as a short story. ISBN: 0868966932. Our Book No: 27978. $18 AUD.

523. 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.

524. Valentine (1945). A Holiday at the Seaside. City Not Stated: Publisher Not Stated, Valentine. 10 pp. Paperback narrow quarto, stapled pamphlet (novelty design, human shape), very good condition, colour & sepia (brown-coloured) drawings, minor edgewear, owner's written name. Estimated date, 1945. This novelty booklet has drawings that are similar in style to the book "A Holiday at the Seaside" by Penelope Malcolm, published by Valentine Publishing, Melbourne, 1940s (of which 3 copies are in the Trove catalogue). Our Book No: 14614. $80 AUD.

525. Vallely, Dan; Perrin, Yvonne (illustrator) (1995). The Possum Creek Olympics. Sydney, Frenchs Forest: National Book Distributors. Unnum 32 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, minor edgewear. A children's picture book in "The Possum Creek" series, written in verse by Dan Vallely. The animals are awarded the Olympic Games. ISBN: 1864360445. Our Book No: 16261. $12 AUD.

526. Vallely, Dan; Perrin, Yvonne (illustrator) (2004). Possum Creek's Big Flood (Reprint ed). Sydney: Woollahra Sales & Imports / Murray David Publishing. Unnum 32 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, minor edgewear, non-author written dedication. A children's picture book in the "Possum Creek" series, written in verse by Dan Vallely. The bright very colourful drawings make this a book suitable for all ages. ISBN: 187655312X. Our Book No: 16263. $10 AUD.

527. Vallely, Dan; Perrin, Yvonne (illustrator) (2004). The Great Possum Creek Drought (Reprint ed). Sydney: Woollahra Sales & Imports / Murray David Publishing. 32 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good plus condition, colour drawings, minor edgewear. A children's picture book in the "Possum Creek" series, written in verse by Dan Vallely. The bright very colourful drawings make this a book suitable for all ages. ISBN: 1876553030. Our Book No: 3992. $10 AUD.

528. Vallely, Dan; Perrin, Yvonne (illustrator) (2004). The Great Possum Creek Earthquake (Reprint ed). Sydney: Woollahra Sales & Imports / Murray David Publishing. Unnum 32 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, bottom corner front cover & spine little creased. A children's picture book in the Possum Creek series. The bright colourful illustrations will appeal to any age, to accompany the verse by Dan Vallely. ISBN: 187655309X. Our Book No: 28943. $10 AUD.

529. Vallely, Dan (poems); Perrin, Yvonne (illustrator) (1985). Possum One: The Outback Rocketship (Reprint ed). Sydney, Brookvale: Child & Henry. 29 pp. Hardback quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), illustrated endpapers, full-page colour drawings, minor edgewear jacket (minor faint foxing reverse side), top corner removed flyleaf. A children's picture story in "The Possum Creek" series. This exciting story features the animals of Possum Creek who crew the rocket ship that Professor Cockatoo wants to launch. The charming illustrations bring the lilting words of the poem to life. ISBN: 0867771682. Our Book No: 28530. $15 AUD.

530. Vallely, Dan (poems); Perrin, Yvonne (illustrator) (1991). Professor Cockatoo's Amazing Weather Dust (Reprint ed). Sydney: National Book Distributors. Unnum 28 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, tiny tear top edge front cover & first page, few little creases covers & flyleaf, minor edgewear, texta mark. A children's picture story in "The Possum Creek" series. The animals and birds try to produce rain to break the drought. A fun-filled book to delight all ages. ISBN: 1875580166. Our Book No: 27237. $10 AUD.

531. Van Garderen, Ilse (1993). Winter Bacon: The Story of a Little Pig (1st ed). Montville, QLD: Walter McVitty Books. Unnum 28 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, colour illustrations, minor edgewear. Everyone in Matya's family, including Ponti the sheepdog, has a job to do, but how can a little pig be useful around a farm? This is a delightful children's story with a very good ending. The author was born in Australia, but spent her childhood in the Netherlands. ISBN: 0949183865. Our Book No: 22952. $20 AUD.

532. Van Hemert, Colleen; Whitehead, jack (photographer) (1986). Casper to the Rescue (1st ed). Melbourne, Ashburton: Buttercup Books. Unnum 32 pp. Hardback small quarto, no jacket, pictorial cover, minimal EX-LIBRARY, very good condition, colour photos (some full-page), top corners covers little bumped, small section cover top corner little faded. This delightful children's picture story is about Casper the Newfoundland dog who lived on a farm. Although he had a large dam to swim in, he also liked the paddling pool and the bath. One day, something happened to make Sue, his owner, very glad that Casper was such a strong swimmer. That was the day he met Greg, the lifeguard - and from that day, Casper's life changed. ISBN: 0949447471. Our Book No: 27417. $20 AUD.

533. Vaughan, Marcia; Hutchinson, Sasha (illustrator) (1994). Snap! (1st ed). Adelaide, Norwood: Omnibus Books. Unnum 32 pp. Hardback small quarto, no jacket as issued, very good condition, pictorial cover, beautiful full-page colour collage drawings, slight bumping corners. Joey wanted to play games, but MahRoo said it was too hot; while she slept, Joey found some friends to play games with. They in turn met a crocodile who taught them a game that required all their skills to learn. The delightful collage illustrations and easy-to-read text make this a charming children's picture story for any age. ISBN: 1862911886. Our Book No: 22929. $15 AUD.

534. Vautier, Dorothea; Burnet, Noel (photos) (1931). The Story of Teddy Koala. Sydney: W. H. Honey Publishing. Unnum 16 pp. Paperback large quarto, fair condition, black & white photos, colour photos (including frontispiece), new pastedowns, covers foxed & little scuffed & stained (corner creased front cover & rear cover near spine, edgewear), internally excellent. (Estimated date, 1931, Trove catalogue.) A children's picture story about the adventures of a koala. Stories by Dorothea Vautier (with centre spread verse). Photos by Noel Burnet, Koala Park. "N.S.W. Bookstall Co. Ltd" printed on rear cover. Our Book No: 4011. $30 AUD.

535. 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.

536. Vickers, Alan (1991). Animal Stand. Sydney, Castle Hill: Peter Antill-Rose & Associates. Unnum 48 pp. Hardback folio (very large format), dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), full-page colour drawings, small edge tear jacket, owner's written name, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. Children's picture story about an Australian bushland adventure. Meet Pira the platypus, Bossly the wombat, Karl the kingfisher and Scaly the frillneck lizard as they battle a developer who wishes to destroy their homes. Beautiful full-page illustrations that cleverly include a coded message for you to solve (solution at the back of the book). ISBN: 1862821356. Our Book No: 6109. $20 AUD.

537. Vickery Stanley, Jacqueline; Thistleton, Jim (foreword) (2002). The Dragons of Kangaroo Island: More Adventures of an Undersea Creature (1st ed). Seattle: Tangara Publishing. 34 pp. Hardback large quarto, no jacket, pictorial cover, very good condition, colour drawings (mostly full-page), colour photos at rear, tiny closed tear top spine rear cover join, tiny bump corner tip rear cover. This beautiful children's picture story is about the Sea Dragons on Kangaroo Island. The story is based around Lucille the Weedy Sea Dragon who is unhappy with the way she looks, she wants to look like her cousin, the Leafy Sea Dragon. One night in the waters around Kangaroo Island in the Great Southern Ocean, she learns that liking yourself the way you are can bring its own rewards. There is a question and answer sheet at the back of the book. The text would suit older readers, and the large colourful illustrations would delight any age. ISBN: 1876677589. Our Book No: 28685. $18 AUD.

538. Villa-Real, Ricardo; Bayes de Luna, Pilarin (illustrator); Taylor, Rene (translator) (1997). The Alhambra Told to Children (1st ed). Granada, Spain: Ediciones Miguel Sanchez. Unnum 38 pp. Paperback wide quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, minor edgewear & creasing. A story of Spanish history and legend (the Islamic palace in Granada), told by the grandfather to his three grandchildren and a small friend of theirs. One of the grandchildren wanted him to relate the story to other children, and this brief account was written. The many drawings will keep young minds busy for awhile. Translated from Spanish. ISBN: 8471690535. Our Book No: 28089. $10 AUD.

539. Von Ammon, Helen; Mauterer, Erin (illustrator) (1994). How to Spin a Rabbit (1st ed). San Francisco: Doodlebug Books. Unnum 28 pp. Paperback oblong, very good condition, single-colour drawings, minor edgewear. Delightful children's story about three angora rabbits. Chandon tells about her life with her two rabbit pals Pooff and BunBun and their special carer, Helen. This very special story will appeal to all ages. It is an educational and amusing story, and the drawings are charming. ISBN: 0964775646. Our Book No: 22235. $15 AUD.

540. Waddell, Martin; Ashforth, Camilla (illustrator) (2000). Who Do You Love? (1st p/b ed). London: Walker Books. Unnum 24 pp. Paperback small square quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, covers lightly scratched, minor edgewear. Holly the kitten has to play her favourite go-to-bed game. This is a delightful children's book to suit all ages with the easy-to-read text and large drawings. ISBN: 074457742X. Our Book No: 25037. $10 AUD.

541. Waddell, Martin; Birmingham, Christian (illustrator) (2006). A Kitten Called Moonlight (Reprint ed). London: Walker Books. Unnum 28 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good plus condition, colour drawings (many full-page), minor edgewear. A beautiful children's picture story about a kitten rescued from the sea by Charlotte and her Mother. The full-colour illustrations will delight children and adults alike. ISBN: 1406300985. Our Book No: 24567. $10 AUD.

542. Wade, Jan (1988). Australian Flower Fairies (1st ed). Sydney: Horwitz Grahame. 46 pp. Hardback quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), colour drawings, minor edgewear jacket (little faded). First edition. Verse about fairies, plus background description of Australian flora. A delightful picture book for children of any age. ISBN: 0725311134. Our Book No: 27952. $20 AUD.

543. Wade, Jan (1993). Fairy Tales for Young Australians: Reimagined and Illustrated by Jan Wade (Reprint ed). Sydney, Brookvale: National Book Distributors. 31 pp. Paperback folio, very good condition, colour drawings (many full-page), top corner tip front cover little creased, minor edgewear. The best loved fairy tales have been artistically reimagined by the author. Characters such as Goldilocks and little Red Riding Hood appear with Australian creatures such as a dingo and three koalas. The paintings, which allow native plants and animals a starring role, give extra dimensions to these delightful fairy tales. ISBN: 1863022384. Our Book No: 24736. $10 AUD.

544. Wade, Jan (1995). Australian Bush Fairies. Sydney: Murray Child & Company. 31 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, colour drawings (many full-page), bottom corner tip first page creased, minor edgewear. Verse about fairies, plus background description of Australian flora and fauna. ISBN: 0908048203. Our Book No: 22546. $12 AUD.

545. Wade, Jan (1997). Australian Flower Fairies (Reissue ed). Sydney: Murray Child & Company. 32 pp. Paperback quarto, as new condition, glossy colour drawings. Verse about fairies, plus background description of Australian flora. A delightful book for children of any age. ISBN: 0908048041. Our Book No: 22538A. $14 AUD.

546. Wade, Jan (1998). Australian Forest Fairies. Sydney: Murray David. 31 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, colour drawings (many full-page), minor creasing bottom edge rear cover & last few pages, minimal creasing spine, minor edgewear corners. Verse about fairies, plus background description and illustrations of Australian flora and fauna. The bright illustrations will appeal to all ages. ISBN: 0958732981. Our Book No: 28665. $20 AUD.

547. Wade, Jan (2010). My First Book of Australian Bush Fairies. Melbourne, Malvern: Brolly Books. Unnum 14 pp. Paperback small wide quarto, very good condition, full-page colour illustrations, minor edgewear, bottom corner pages little bent, few light creases covers, top & base spine slightly scuffed. Verse about fairies, plus background description of Australian flora and fauna. This delightful book will interest any age. ISBN: 9781921756221. Our Book No: 26489. $15 AUD.

548. Wade, Jan (illustrator) (2003). Nursery Rhymes for Young Australians. Sydney: Woollahra Sales & Imports / Murray David Publishing. 32 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good plus condition, colour drawings. Australian children's picture book, based on traditional nursery rhymes, and with delightful Australian illustrated pictorial themes. ISBN: 1876553170. Our Book No: 3916. $12 AUD.

549. Wagner, Jenny; Brooks, Ron (illustrator) (1990). The Bunyip of Berkeley's Creek (Reprint ed) [Picture Puffins]. Melbourne: Puffin Books / Penguin Books. Unnum 32 pp. Paperback square quarto, very good plus condition, colour drawings, minor edgewear. Australian children's picture story about the mythological animal, the bunyip. The creature from Berkeley's Creek thinks he's a bunyip but no one agrees because bunyips simply don't exist. ISBN: 0140501266. Our Book No: 11090. $10 AUD.

550. Wain, George (1949). The Adventures of Albert: Book 2: At School. London: Collins Clear-Type Press. 32 pp. Paperback, stapled pamphlet, very good condition, single-colour drawings, minor foxing edges, minor edgewear, minimal annotation (digit) one page. (Estimated date: 1949, Worldcat.) A school reader in the Albert and Alice Jenks series of four booklets. They have the flavour of a comic so as to encourage reading in youngsters. Our Book No: 10737. $10 AUD.

551. Waldron, Kevin (2014). Penny the Pirate (A Story That Screens Your Child's Vision). Sydney: OPSM Group Ltd / Saatchi & Saatchi. 28 pp. Paperback quarto, as new condition, colour drawings, map on endpapers. In plastic envelope with test kit. An innovative children's picture story that can be used as a prop for testing your child's vision. Comes in a plastic sleeve that includes a test kit (3D glasses, pirate eye patch, symbol key, spyglass and instruction booklet). ISBN: 9780646918396. Our Book No: 16978. $20 AUD.

552. Walker, Kate; Treloar, Bruce (illustrator) (1981). Marty Moves to the Country (Reprint ed). Sydney: Methuen. Unnum 32 pp. Hardback square quarto, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings, corners little bumped, minor edgewear, award sticker front cover. Australian children's picture story about Marty. He is a city boy, and when his parents move to the country he is lonely. And then one day, something very exciting and unexpected happens. Highly commended picture book of the year, by the Children's Book Council of Australia. ISBN: 0454002122. Our Book No: 3804. $10 AUD.

553. 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.

554. 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.

555. Wallace, Ivy (1994). Pookie Puts the World Right (1st this pub ed). City Not Stated: Pookie Productions. 28 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, full-page colour drawings, minor creasing covers (during manufacture), minor edgewear corners. Pookie sets out on another adventure. This time he has to fix the weather. The beautiful full-page illustrations will appeal to children of all ages. (Originally published in 1947.). ISBN: 1872885195. Our Book No: 28548. $30 AUD.

556. Wallace, Ivy L. (1994). Pookie (Revised, reprint ed). City Not Stated: Pookie Productions. Unnum 26 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, top corner rear cover creased, minor edgewear. Pookie sets out to have many adventures. A girl called Belinda changed the small wings that he did not like into large wings. The charming drawings will suit all ages. (This classic children's story was originally published in 1946.). ISBN: 187288511X. Our Book No: 28842. $18 AUD.

557. Wallace, Karen; Melnyczuk, Peter (illustrator) (1996). Imagine You Are a Tiger. London: Hodder Children's Books. Unnum 28 pp. Paperback square quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, minor scratches & creases covers. The lifelike colour illustrations make this a beautiful book for children of all ages - imagine what it is like to be a tiger! ISBN: 0340651342. Our Book No: 20046. $10 AUD.

558. Walsh, Grahame L.; Morrison, John (illustrator) (1985). Didane the Koala: From a Legend of the Bidjara People of the Upper Warrego. Brisbane, St Lucia: University of Queensland Press. Unnum 42 pp. Hardback oblong large quarto, jacket missing, good plus condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings, edge tear (8 cm) single page repaired, base spine bumped, corner tips few pages creased, minor creases few pages. A children's picture story about a koala in Aboriginal mythology from the Bidjara people of central Queensland (near Roma and Carnarvon Gorge). Proceeds from original book sales supported the preservation of local Aboriginal rock art. ISBN: 0702218898. Our Book No: 5079. $25 AUD.

559. Walters, Celeste; Mullins, Patricia (illustrator) (2008). Only a Donkey (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Puffin Books / Penguin Books. Unnum 32 pp. Paperback quarto, as new condition, full-page colour drawings. A children's picture story about a very special donkey. The beautiful crayon and wash with photo montage bring the animals to life. This uplifting story of humility, courage and compassion weaves in the heroic Anzac legend of Simpson and his Donkey. (1 if 2 available copies.). ISBN: 9780734310125. Our Book No: 22995. $10 AUD.

560. Wand, Judy; Yerbury, Claire (illustrator) (1993). The Beef from Bullamakanka (1st ed). Maraylya, NSW: Dalhalla Publishing. Unnum 28 pp. Paperback quarto, stapled, thin card covers, very good condition, black & white drawings, light creasing spine, top corners little worn, minor edgewear. This very special children's book has tongue twisters and very interesting drawings which make it a lot of fun for any age. ISBN: 0646160788. Our Book No: 27991. $15 AUD.

561. 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.

562. 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.

563. Watson, Jane Werner; Sayles, William (illustrator) (1955). The First Golden Geography: A Beginner's Introduction to Our Worlds [A Little Golden Book]. Sydney: Golden Books. Unnum 24 pp. Hardback square, pictorial board cover, stapled spine (black & gilt strip), very good condition. The scarce Australian edition of this Little Golden book. Our Book No: 12752. $10 AUD.

564. Watts, Frances; Legge, David (illustrator) (2006). Kisses for Daddy (Reprint ed). Sydney, Surry Hills: Little Hare. Unnum 24 pp. Hardback wide quarto, very good condition, no jacket as issued, pictorial cover, full-page colour drawings. A playful and heart-warming bedtime story that is full of hugs and kisses as baby bear does not want to go to bed. The large colour illustrations are sure to delight adults and children alike. ISBN: 1877003786. Our Book No: 21116. $20 AUD.

565. Weninger, Brigitte; Tharlet, Eve (illustrator) (1996). Where Have You Gone, Davy? (1st ed). New York: North - South Books. Unnum 28 pp. Hardback quarto, no jacket, pictorial cover, very good plus condition, full-page colour illustrations. Children's picture story. A beautifully illustrated story about a rabbit named Davy, who gets the blame for breaking his Mother's china bowl. He runs away, and has many frightening adventures. His Mother finds him and tells him who really owned up to the broken bowl; he returns home and learns the true meaning of sharing. A charming book for any age. Translated from the German. ISBN: 1558586652. Our Book No: 22105. $14 AUD.

566. Westall, Robert; Williams, Sophy (illustrator) (1995). The Witness (1st p/b ed). London: Macmillan. Unnum 28 pp. Paperback, very good condition, colour drawings, minor edgewear. A very special story about a golden she-cat exiled from Egypt. She finds suitable shelter to have her kittens, and it is there that she witnesses the birth of the baby Jesus. The warm and glowing colours make this a beautiful book for older children. ISBN: 0333637895. Our Book No: 24864. $10 AUD.

567. Whatley, Bruce; Smith, Rosie (1994). Whatley's Quest (1st ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. Unnum 42 pp. Hardback large quarto, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), pictorial cover, full-page colour illustrations, illustrated endpapers, minor edgewear jacket. A children's picture story using the letters of the alphabet and illustrations to help you find as many words and ideas as you can. Hours of fun for all the family. From the prolific Australian writer and illustrator, Bruce Whatley, and his family. I think Skitty the dog is here as well. ISBN: 0207184917. Our Book No: 28658. $15 AUD.

568. Whatley, Bruce; Smith, Rosie (2001). Little White Dogs Can't Jump (Reprint ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. Unnum 32 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, colour drawings (many full-page), covers & spine faintly creased, minor edgewear. A children's picture story about a dog named Smudge who could not jump into the car because his legs are so short. The family come up with a solution that suits Smudge and the family (especially Mum). Australian writer and illustrator. ISBN: 9780207198830. Our Book No: 28071. $10 AUD.

569. Whitcombe (1952). Mary Takes a Walk [Family Series no 3: Whitcombe's Story Books no 90]. Melbourne: Whitcombe & Tombs. 8 pp. Paperback small, good condition, colour drawings, pages lightly tined, minor edgewear & foxing, plastic tape along spine, rubber stamps. A delightful little children's picture story. One day Mary goes for a walk and meets a horse, two dogs and three kittens. A scarce item, though the previous school owner has "improved" it by a narrow strip of tape along the spine. McLaren 90b: G3947 (estimated date, 1952). Our Book No: 16988. $20 AUD.

570. Whitcombe (1952). Mary's Pets [Family Series no 2: Whitcombe's Story Books no 89]. Melbourne: Whitcombe & Tombs. 8 pp. Paperback small, good condition, colour drawings, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear & foxing, plastic tape along spine, rubber stamps. ?? A delightful little children's picture story. Mary introduces her horse, her dog, and her cat. A scarce item, though the previous school owner has "improved" it by a narrow strip of tape along the spine. McLaren 89c: G3947 (estimated date, 1952). Our Book No: 16990. $20 AUD.

571. Whitcombe (1953). Rip Van Winkle (For Children 8 to 9 Years) [Whitcombe's story books, no 333 (G4067)]. Christchurch: Whitcombe & Tombs. 40 pp. Paperback small, green & sepia (brown-coloured) card cover, good plus condition, staples rusted, tide marks top corner near spine (no crinkled pages) (previous water contact now dry), bottom corners creased, corners little worn. (Publication date, 1953, McLaren catalogue.) Adaptation of the classic story by Washington Irving. Our Book No: 2949. $10 AUD.

572. Whitfield, J. M.; Lambert, G. W. (illustrator) (1912). The Spirit of the Bush Fire Series: Part I. Sydney: William Brooks & Company. 101 pp. Paperback small, thick card cover (green cloth spine), fair plus condition, black & white drawings (some full-page), school library rubber stamps, covers worn & soiled, spine ends worn, pages little foxed & marked, corner tips worn (few torn), old price marks. (Written name dated Nowra, 1912. Trove catalog states 1910s.) Part 1 of a three-part series of short stories (fairy tales) for children and young adults, written by Jessie M. Lambert (Mrs Owen Harris) and illustrated by George W. Lambert (incorrectly printed as C. W. Lambert). The short stories are: The Spirit of the Bush Fire; The Beaching of the Collaroy; The Mermaid's Ballroom; Microscopic Tim's Adventures (a series of eight stories with introduction). Our Book No: 14369. $18 AUD.

573. Whitman (1950). Tatters. Sydney: Golden Press / Colourtone (Printer). 8 pp. Paperback narrow octavo, very good condition, stapled (rusted), colour drawings, novelty edges (top edge wavy patten, bottom corner rounded), edgewear, non-author written dedication. (Estimated date, 1950s, Trove catalogue. Originally published by Whitman, USA, 1949.) Delightful little children's book about the adventure a pet dog Tatters. Edges have an unconventional wavy (novelty) design. Our Book No: 23588. $20 AUD.

574. Whitmore, Adam; Poltrick Donato, Janice (illustrator) (1986). Max in Australia [Max the Cat]. Twickenham, MDX: Hamlyn. Unnum 24 pp. Hardback square octavo, pictorial cover, very good condition, black & white drawings, full-page colour drawings, minor edgewear. Max is a loveable marmalade cat with long, bushy whiskers and big furry paws. He is so handsome, but he is unhappy - he has no tail! He has left his home in London, travelled to America, India and now to Australia where he meets some very interesting animals indeed! Share his adventures in this beautifully illustrated children's picture story. ISBN: 0600311554. Our Book No: 4148. $10 AUD.

575. Whybrow, Ian; Birmingham, Christian (illustrator) (1999). A Baby for Grace (Reprint ed). London: Kingfisher Press. Unnum 32 pp. Paperback small wide quarto, good condition, poster inside rear cover, colour drawings, top corner front flyleaf removed, faint foxing inside covers, minor edgewear corners, non-author written dedication. A charming children's picture story about a little girl named Grace who is waiting the birth of a baby brother or sister. Grace wanted to help but was too young to help with all the preparations for the new baby, and she could not explain how she felt. The beautiful life-like illustrations and poetic storytelling make this a wonderful book that is perfect to capture a special family moment. ISBN: 0753403765. Our Book No: 28956. $10 AUD.

576. Wild, Margaret; Blackwood, Freya (illustrator) (2009). Samuel & Saltitao. Cordova, Portugal: Editorial Caminho. Unnum 32 pp. Paperback large square quarto, very good plus condition, colour drawings, top corner little bumped. Portuguese translation of the children's picture story "Harry & Hopper" (Omnibus, Gosford, 2009). Samuel and Saltitao his dog do everything together. At night, Saltibao sneaks past Dad and goes to sleep in Samuel's bed. One day, samuel comes home from school and his dog isn't there to greet him. Teaches children about the death of a loved pet dog. ISBN: 9789722120937. Our Book No: 14867. $20 AUD.

577. Wild, Margaret; Brooks, Ron (illustrator) (1998). Rosie and Tortoise [Little Ark Book]. Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 28 pp. Paperback square quarto, very good plus condition, colour drawings, minor edgewear. When Rosie's baby brother is born, he is so tiny he only weighs as much as a onion. Rosie is scared to hold him until her father finds a way to reassure her. A wise and caring book with large colourful sketches and a simple text that makes a very enjoyable book for children of all ages. ISBN: 186448294X. Our Book No: 20029. $10 AUD.

578. 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.

579. Wild, Margaret; King, Stephen Michael (illustrator); De Aquino, Gilda (translator) (2009). Porcolino e Vovo. Sao Paulo, Brazil: Brinque -Book. 36 pp. Paperback square quarto, as new condition, colour drawings. Brazilian translation of "Piglet and Granny", a children's picture story about life on a farm. ISBN: 9788574122878. Our Book No: 15191. $20 AUD.

580. Wild, Margaret; McEwan, Keith (illustrator) (1990). Harvey Jackson's Cubby (1st ed). Melbourne: Macmillan. 28 pp. Hardback quarto, pictorial cover, very good plus condition, black & white & colour drawings, few small marks rear free flyleaf & base title page, minor edgewear. First edition. Sam doesn't have a cubby, and he is the only kid in the street without one. He wants one just like Harvey, the new boy next door. A fun book with great illustrations, most of the colour illustrations are full-page. ISBN: 0732900581. Our Book No: 20921. $15 AUD.

581. Wild, Margaret; Spudvilas, Anne (illustrator) (1997). Big Cat Dreaming (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Penguin Books. Unnum 28 pp. Paperback small quarto, card covers, very good plus condition, colour drawings, minor edgewear. Children's picture story by Australian author about what cats dream about. The beautiful full-colour illustrations bring this story to life. ISBN: 0140554556. Our Book No: 14284. $15 AUD.

582. Wild, Margaret; Tanner, Jane (illustrator) (1985). There's a Sea in My Bedroom (1st p/b ed). Melbourne: Nelson. Unnum 32 pp. Paperback oblong small quarto, stapled, very good condition, full-page colour drawings, minor edgewear. This beautifully illustrated children's picture story will delight adults and children alike. David finds a conch shell at the beach and takes it home. Find out what happens when he puts it to his ear! Short-listed for Children's Picture Book of the Year, 1985. ISBN: 0170064581. Our Book No: 23546. $15 AUD.

583. Wild, Margaret (Margateh); Niland, Deborah (illustrator) (2010). Vovo Nene [Grandpa Baby]. Brazil: Editora Fundamento. 32 pp. Paperback square quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, top edge front cover lightly faded. Brazilian edition of a favourite children's picture book (Grandpa Baby, by Margaret Wild). ISBN: 9788576769354. Our Book No: 15143. $16 AUD.

584. Wilson, Carus, Rev. W. (1835). The Children's Friend: For the Year 1835 Volume XII (Volume 12): Nos. 133 to 144, January to December. London: Kirkby Lonsdale / Printed and Sold by A. Foster. 288 pp. Hardback small, good condition, contemporary quarter-bound dark brown leather (spine & corners), marbled boards, black & white illustrations, frontispiece, corners covers lightly rubbed, minor rubbing spine, minor foxing few pages, spine ends little rubbed, few marks endpapers, edges & pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. This wonderful little book has uplifting tales for children. The tales are set in the Regency period and are one of the earliest children's books with stories and poems to keep young minds active. The charming woodcuts help to tell many of the stories. Our Book No: 29090. $80 AUD.

585. Wilson, Carus, Rev. W. (1836). The Children's Friend: For the Year 1836 Volume XIII (Volume 13): Nos. 145 to 156, January to December. London: Kirkby Lonsdale / Printed and Sold by A. Foster. 288 pp. Hardback small, good condition, contemporary quarter-bound dark brown leather (spine & corners), marbled boards, good condition, black & white illustrations, frontispiece, corners covers lightly rubbed, minor rubbing spine, minor foxing few pages, spine ends little rubbed, few marks endpapers, edges & pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. This wonderful little book has uplifting tales for children. The tales are set in the Regency period and are one of the earliest children's books with stories and poems to keep young minds active. The charming woodcuts help to tell many of the stories. Our Book No: 29091. $80 AUD.

586. Wilson, Carus, Rev. W. (1837). The Children's Friend: For the Year 1837 Volume XIV (Volume 14): Nos.157 to 168, January to December. London: Kirkby Lonsdale / Printed and Sold by A. Foster. 288 pp. Hardback small, good condition, contemporary quarter-bound dark brown leather (spine & corners), marbled boards, black & white illustrations, frontispiece, corners covers lightly rubbed, minor rubbing spine, minor foxing few pages, spine ends little rubbed, few marks endpapers, edges & pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. This wonderful little book has uplifting tales for children. The tales are set in the Regency period and are one of the earliest children's books with stories and poems to keep young minds active. The charming woodcuts help to tell many of the stories. Our Book No: 29092. $80 AUD.

587. Wilson, Gina; Lynch, P. J. (illustrator) (2001). Ignis (1st ed). London: Walker Books. Unnum 40 pp. Hardback large square quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), full-page colour drawings. In this delightful children's picture story, Ignis sets off from his home in Dragonland on an unforgettable journey of self-discovery. The illustrator twice won the Kate Greenaway medal. The story and beautiful full-page bright illustrations will delight children of all ages who to read this beautiful book. ISBN: 0744575281. Our Book No: 20552. $15 AUD.

588. 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.

589. 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.

590. Winch, John (2010). The Old Woman Who Loved to Read (Reprint ed). Gosford, NSW: Ashton Scholastic. Unnum 32 pp. Paperback square quarto, stapled, very good condition, colour drawings, corner front cover creased, minor edgewear. The old woman moved to the country, thinking she would have plenty of time to read, but the ups and downs of rural life kept her very busy. This delightful children's picture book with the easy-to-read text and full-colour full-page drawings will suit all ages. ISBN: 9781865048055. Our Book No: 28746. $14 AUD.

591. Winch, Madeleine (1988). Come by Chance (1st ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. Unnum 28 pp. Hardback square small quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), colour drawings (mostly full-page), minor edgewear jacket (reverse side lightly foxed, corners little rubbed, closed tear top corner), small marks bottom edge, spine ends little rubbed, owner's written name. First edition. This is a delightful children's picture story about a lady named Bertha who provides a happy and warm shelter for animals. The town "Come By Chance" exists in the Australian bush. The house is loved and lived in by two caring people and their ever-increasing "family"of stray and needy animals. The author is also a painter and printmaker. ISBN: 0207156719. Our Book No: 28104. $15 AUD.

592. Winer, Yvonne; Yamaguchi, Marianne (illustrator) (1996). Nanangka (1st ed). Sydney: Margaret Hamilton. 41 pp. Hardback small quarto, pictorial cover, very good plus condition, black & white charcoal drawings, illustrated endpapers, small mark rear cover. Nanangka lives alone in a remote mountain hut with his pet sheep Chepeak. This children's tale portrays the hardships of the simple mountain life and the warmth and friendliness of the close-knit community on the rugged surrounding slopes. The beautiful charcoal drawings make this a charming story for older children. ISBN: 0947241965. Our Book No: 25671. $15 AUD.

593. Winton, Tim; Prichard, Maureen (illustrator) (2008). Jesse (Reissue ed). Melbourne: Puffin / Penguin Books. Unnum 22 pp. Paperback small square quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, minor edgewear. Delightful children's picture book about Jesse who slips outside one morning while his parents are asleep. This is a warm touching story about a child encountering the mysteries and terrors of the countryside. A cow guides her back home. Tim Winton's first children's book written for his first son. ISBN: 9780140543292. Our Book No: 23526. $10 AUD.

594. Wise Brown, Margaret; Mortimer, Anne (illustrator) (2003). Sneakers, the Seaside Cat. New York: HarperCollins. Unnum 24 pp. Paperback oblong small quarto, very good plus condition, colour drawings, minor edgewear. This delightful story is about Sneakers the Cat, and his first trip to the seaside. Adapted from stories in the 1955 publication of Sneakers: Seven Stories About a Cat. The charming illustrations will appeal to young and old. ISBN: 0064436225. Our Book No: 22946. $10 AUD.

595. Wise, Sandra; Linton, Lina (illustrator) (2004). Nina Rose's Toes (1st ed). [Perth, West Perth]: Sassey Pty Ltd. 40 pp. Hardback wide quarto, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings (some full-page), spine ends & cover corners little bumped, top corner tip front cover scuffed, few light creases some pages, shop sticker inside front cover. This is a children's picture story of Nina Rose who loved to dance on the tips of her toes. Nina saw the older students at ballet, dancing in pointed shoes and tries to copy them, with disastrous results. However bad luck turns to good fortune when she guides her friend to success in the concert. ISBN: 097520761X. Our Book No: 27914. $30 AUD.

596. Witcombe, Eleanor (1949). The Bushranger. Sydney, Mosman: Mosman Children's Theatre Club (MCTC). 4 pp. Paperback, good plus condition, single folded sheet, pages creased & lightly toned. This small pamphlet lists the cast of this play for children. Also presents the story behind "The Bushranger". It is a tale of happenings on the old Bathurst Road during the turbulent days of the Gold Rush. The rear pages contains a notice for an exhibition of children's art, as well a list of committee members of the MCTC. Our Book No: 15471. $10 AUD.

597. Woods, Barbara; Pike, B. E. [Betty] (illustrator) (1944). The Adventurous Koalas. Melbourne: J. B. Picken & Sons. 48 pp. Paperback small, very good condition, stapled (rusted), full-page colour drawings, pages lightly toned, spine repaired (transparent archival tape), faint creasing & marking, minor edgewear, minor pencil annotation, owner's written name. Delightful little children's picture story about the adventures of two koalas. (Estimated date, 1944, Trove catalogue. Muir 8167. The probable later of two cover designs.). Our Book No: 16902. $40 AUD.

598. Woolf, Virginia; Vivas, Julie (illustrator) (1991). Nurse Lugton's Curtain (1st ed). Sydney: Random House. Unnum 32 pp. Hardback square quarto, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings, front cover little scratched, corner creased few pages, minor edgewear. First edition. Magical children's picture book about animals who escape from a blanket while Nurse is asleep. ISBN: 0091825644. Our Book No: 11271. $15 AUD.

599. Wright, Judith; Wright, Annette (illustrator) (1960). The Day the Mountains Played (1st ed). Brisbane: Jacaranda Press. 47 pp. Hardback small quarto, pictorial cover, good condition, colour illustrations, endpapers & pages lightly toned & foxed, edgewear, spine ends & corners worn & bumped, small dent fore-edge, boards little marked, spine little rubbed, top corner flyleaf clipped. A children's picture story about two Aboriginal boys named Darri and Cobadong and their dingo Purnung who went everywhere together in Queensland. They are helped in protecting their tribe from Doolamai Warriors by the Great Mountains. Our Book No: 28098. $13 AUD.

600. Young, Leonie; Rosa, Bernard; Fuller, Janine (1994). Fairies (1st ed). Sydney, Willoughby: Weldon Kids. Unnum 28 pp. Hardback quarto, no jacket, very good condition, pictorial cover, full-page colour drawings, slight bump top spine. A beautiful book with stories about fairies. The delicate images of children dressed as fairies will delight children and adults alike. Stories by Young, illustrations by Rosa & Fuller. ISBN: 1863023887. Our Book No: 26655. $15 AUD.

601. Zimmerman, Andrea; Clemesha, David; Rosenthal, Marc (illustrator) (2004). Dig! (Modern reprint ed). Orlando, FL: Harcourt Inc. Unnum 32 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, pictorial cover, orange endpapers, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), colour drawings, minor edgewear jacket (few light creases), few tiny dents along spine. This charming children's picture book follows Mr Rally and his dog, Lighting (or Lightning), as they travel the town on a big yellow digging machine, taking care of five important building jobs. ISBN: 9780152167851. Our Book No: 27955. $12 AUD.