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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. 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.

12. 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.

13. Arnold, Caroline; Hewett, Richard (photos) (1990). Dinosaurs Down Under and other Fossils from Australia [Clarion Nonfiction]. New York: Clarion Books. 48 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good plus condition, colour text-photos (some full-page). A picture book about dinosaurs for young adults. ISBN: 0395691192. Our Book No: 7648. $10 AUD.

14. 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.

15. 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.

16. 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.

17. 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.

18. 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.

19. Berriman, Helen; Hand, Timothy; Window, Joy (editor) (1995). Wanted Alive: A Resource Kit Produced by the NSW Wildlife Information & Rescue Service Inc [WIRES]. Sydney: WIRES: NSW Wildlife Information & Rescue Service Inc. 72 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, black & white drawings (few black & white photos), printed on 100% recycled paper, minor edgewear. Estimated date: 1995. Explores and questions the values and attitudes that we have towards wildlife. It is recommended for students at upper primary and secondary level. It is a teacher's manual; however, it would be of interest to anyone with a passion for Australia's very special native animals. ISBN: 064611509X. Our Book No: 20903. $10 AUD.

20. 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.

21. 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.

22. 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.

23. 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.

24. Braun, Trudi; Bendall-Brunello, John (illustrator) (2002). My Goose Betsy [Read and Wonder Series]. London: Walker & Co. 32 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, old price sticker mark on flyleaf, minor edgewear, cover photo differs from stock photo. A very appealing children's picture book packed with facts about a goose from the egg hatching to the life of an adult goose. The large colour sketches make this a very special book. ISBN: 0744562805. Our Book No: 20045. $10 AUD.

25. 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.

26. 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.

27. 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.

28. 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.

29. 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.

30. 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.

31. 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.

32. 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.

33. 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.

34. 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.

35. 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.

36. 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.

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

38. 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.

39. 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.

40. 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.

41. 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.

42. 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.

43. 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.

44. 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. $13 AUD.

45. 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.

46. 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 eucalyptus forest home. ISBN: 1568998880. Our Book No: 28779. $15 AUD.

47. 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.

48. 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.

49. 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.

50. 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. $10 AUD.

51. 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.

52. 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.

53. 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.

54. 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.

55. Fleming, Garry (1998). The Waterdragon and the Magpie-Goose (1st p/b ed). Sydney, Rydalmere: Hodder Headline. Unnum 32 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, full-page colour illustrations, minor edgewear, bookplate (school award). A beautiful children's picture story about a waterdragon who dreams of flying, and then one day a mischievous magpie-goose takes him on a flight he will never forget. ISBN: 0733606199. Our Book No: 27553. $10 AUD.

56. 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.

57. 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.

58. 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.

59. 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.

60. 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.

61. 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.

62. Frauca, Harry; Burton, Barbara; Sollier, Andre (illustrator) (1974). The Echidna [Young nature library]. Melbourne: Lansdowne. 32 pp. Hardback oblong small quarto, very good condition, pictorial cover, full-page colour photos, black & white text-photos & drawings. A scientific introduction for young adults to the echidna (spiny ant-eater), including habitat, features, life cycle and feeding. ISBN: 0701800577. Our Book No: 1209. $10 AUD.

63. Freedman, Claire; Mendez, Simon (illustrator) (2008). On This Special Night (1st ed). Sydney, Mascot: Koala Book Company. Unnum 28 pp. Paperback small quarto, as new 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. $12 AUD.

64. 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.

65. 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.

66. 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.

67. 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.

68. 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.

69. 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.

70. 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.

71. 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.

72. 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.

73. 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.

74. 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.

75. 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.

76. 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.

77. 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.

78. 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.

79. 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.

80. 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.

81. 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.

82. 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.

83. 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.

84. 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.

85. Hartnett, Sonya (2007). Stripes of the Sidestep Wolf (Reprint ed). Melbourne, Camberwell: Penguin Books. 191 pp. Paperback, very good condition, minor edgewear, edges & pages lightly toned, faint foxing top edge. This book is a shimmering, ultimately joyful novel for young adults, a story of journeying towards courage and freedom, of finding the will to live a life beyond expectation. He dares to think that his dreary life might change when he spies a strange doglike animal at a nearby mountain that he thinks may be the rare, striped Tasmanian tiger. Satchel O'Rye, devoted son of an impoverished couple in a dying rural town, must weigh in balance the life of his most cherished dog and the freedom of a mysterious rare animal. ISBN: 9780143006794. Our Book No: 27469. $12 AUD.

86. 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.

87. 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.

88. 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.

89. 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.

90. 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.

91. 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.

92. 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.

93. 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.

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

95. 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.

96. 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.

97. 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.

98. 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.

99. 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.

100. 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.

101. 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.

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

103. 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.

104. 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.

105. 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.

106. 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.

107. 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.

108. 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.

109. 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.

110. Kuchling, Guundie; Kuchling, Gerald (1995). Yakkinn the Swamp Tortoise: The Most Dangerous Year (Book One) (Reprint ed). Adelaide, Flinders Park: Era Publications. Unnum 32 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, colour drawings (many full-page), minor edgewear corners. A dramatic children's picture story telling of the dangers a tortoise must face in order to survive - not only as an individual, but as a species. Based on Aboriginal myths (Swan River Valley, Western Australia). The illustrations bring this wonderful book to life. (Yakkinn is the Aboriginal word for tortoise.). ISBN: 1863742727. Our Book No: 27907. $15 AUD.

111. Kuchling, Guundie; Kuchling, Gerald (1997). Yakkinn the Swamp Tortoise Survival (Book Two) (1st ed). Flinders Park, SA: Era Publications. 32 pp. Paperback oblong large quarto, very good plus condition, colour drawings (many full-page), minor edgewear. Sequel to the award-winning "Yakkinn the Swamp Tortoise: The Most Dangerous Year" is a dramatic telling of the dangers the tortoise must face in order to survive - not only as an individual, but as a species. Aboriginal myths (Swan River Valley, Western Australia). The illustrations bring this wonderful book to life. (Yakkinn is the Aboriginal word for tortoise.). ISBN: 1863742743. Our Book No: 23961. $20 AUD.

112. 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.

113. 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.

114. 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.

115. 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.

116. 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.

117. 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.

118. 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.

119. Leyden, Peter (1990). School Project: Australian Insects (1st ed) [Peter Leyden's Resource Book]. Sydney: Peter Leyden Publishing House. 8 pp. Paperback tall trade, stapled pamphlet, card covers, very good condition, colour text-photos, minor edgewear. This Australian school project pamphlet is for study, reference work and cutting up at home or school. ISBN: 1875520228. Our Book No: 26644. $10 AUD.

120. 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.

121. 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.

122. Lindsay, Norman; Wingrove, Keith (selected by) (1983). Norman Lindsay's Bears. Melbourne: Sun Books. 72 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, black & white drawings, minor edgewear, edges lightly foxed, light foxing front flyleaf, spine lightly faded. This book features the bear Billy Bluegum who became well known through his appearance in the Bulletin and the Lone Hand, and later in the children's classic "The Magic Pudding". This book includes both the first and the last Billy Bluegum pictures drawn by Norman Lindsay. ISBN: 0725104317. Our Book No: 26171. $15 AUD.

123. 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.

124. 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.

125. 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.

126. 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.

127. 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.

128. 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.

129. 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.

130. 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.

131. 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.

132. Maltby, Peg (1948). Nutchen and the Golden Key. Melbourne: Murphett Pty Ltd. 32 pp. Hardback square quarto, very good condition, pictorial board covers, full-page colour drawings, black & white drawings, spiral binding (covered by black cloth spine as issued), endpapers lightly toned, minor edgewear, non-author written dedication. (Estimated date, 1948, Trove catalogue.) A collectible children's picture story about Nutchen, a very old women living alone in the forest with her pets and animal friends. Muir 4757. Our Book No: 16176. $80 AUD.

133. 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.

134. 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.

135. 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. $12 AUD.

136. 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.

137. 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.

138. 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.

139. 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.

140. 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.

141. 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.

142. 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.

143. 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.

144. 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.

145. 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.

146. Montgomerie, Annette (2000). The Enviro Kids of Sandy Bay: A Dolphin's Cry [and] The Legend of Mangrove Jack [Enviro Kids of Sandy Bay series]. Copacabana, NSW: Lexington Avenue Press. 128 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, black & white drawings. Join Sam, Eddy, Susie, Kate, Tim, Squirt and Sniffer as they go on a series of adventures in these two great Australian nature and environment novels for young adults. ISBN: 0957739311. Our Book No: 20602. $12 AUD.

147. 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.

148. 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.

149. 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. $10 AUD.

150. 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.

151. Morris, Jill; Richardson, Rich (illustrator) (1971). Kolo the Bush Koala (1st ed). Sydney: Golden Press. Unnum 44 pp. Hardback wide octavo, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings, edges lightly foxed, minor edgewear. Kolo the bush Koala is taken to a new home where there is more food for the koalas. Kolo escaped and was rescued by an old man named Joe who took her to be with the other koalas. A delightful children's picture story about one of Australia's unique animals. Kolo is Aboriginal for koala. Our Book No: 28742. $15 AUD.

152. 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.

153. 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.

154. 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.

155. 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.

156. 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.

157. 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.

158. 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.

159. 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.

160. 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.

161. 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.

162. 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.

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

164. 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.

165. 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.

166. 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.

167. 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.

168. 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.

169. 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.

170. 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.

171. 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.

172. 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.

173. 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.

174. 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.

175. 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.

176. 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.

177. 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.

178. 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.

179. 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.

180. 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.

181. Oliver, Narelle (2000). Sand Swimmers: The Secret Life of Australia's Dead Heart (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Lothian. 32 pp. Hardback large, pictorial cover, colour drawings (handpainted linocuts), very good condition, slight bump bottom corner rear cover. 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. Short-listed for Children's Book Council of Australia award. ISBN: 0850917689. Our Book No: 28241. $18 AUD.

182. 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.

183. 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.

184. 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.

185. 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.

186. 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.

187. 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.

188. 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.

189. 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. $14 AUD.

190. 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. $10 AUD.

191. 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. $12 AUD.

192. 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.

193. 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.

194. Petersen, Diana; Richardson, Rich (illustrator) (1992). Brushtail the Rock Wallaby [Australian Golden book]. Sydney, Silverwater: Golden Press. Unnum 30 pp. Paperback small square quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, minor creasing. A children's picture story from Australia about a wallaby (small kangaroo). ISBN: 0730210286. Our Book No: 11285. $10 AUD.

195. 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.

196. 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.

197. 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.

198. 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.

199. 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.

200. Re, Loretta; Brown, Aileen (illustrator) (1986). Flying South (1st ed). Sydney: William Collins. 24 pp. Hardback square quarto, very good condition, pictorial cover, full-page colour drawings. A beautiful scarce children's picture story about two pelicans named Willi and Millimurro who live on a lake in the desert. The delightful full-page illustrations will interest children of all ages. ISBN: 0001843591. Our Book No: 21007. $25 AUD.

201. 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.

202. 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.

203. 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.

204. 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.

205. 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.

206. 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.

207. 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.

208. 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.

209. 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 book 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.

210. 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.

211. Rees, Leslie; Watson, Patrick (illustrator) (1989). The Story of Shy the Platypus (Reprint ed). Melbourne, Ringwood: Lamont Books. 40 pp. Paperback small quarto, stapled, very good condition, colour illustrations, small corner creases covers & few pages, spine little creased, few light creases some pages, minor edgewear. In this children's picture story (originally published in 1944), the author tells Shy's story - her adventures, both good and bad. This beautiful story gives fascinating information about the platypus, their habits and needs. This classic Australian story will delight young and old. The large colourful illustrations bring the story to life. ISBN: 094912964X. Our Book No: 27293. $10 AUD.

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

213. 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 large 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 very 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.

214. 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.

215. 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.

216. 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.

217. 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.

218. Seddon, Alexandra (2006). Swamp Wallaby story (1st ed). City Not Stated: Cowsnest Pty Ltd. Unnum 32 pp. Paperback trade, dustjacket (with flaps), pictorial card covers, stapled, very good condition, full-page colour illustrations, two tiny marks on cover. An Australian picture book, using collage to illustrate this beautiful story about Wallaby. Full-page colour illustrations 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.

219. 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.

220. 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.

221. 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.

222. 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.

223. 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.

224. 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.

225. Stow, Randolph; Steadman, Ralph (illustrator) (1984). Midnite: The Story of a Wild Colonial Boy (Reprint ed). London: Bodley Head. 111 pp. Hardback small wide octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), few black & white drawings, light foxing edges, minor edgewear jacket (minor foxing reverse side), top corners covers lightly bumped. A hundred years ago in Western Australia there lived a boy called Midnite. He was all alone in the world except for five animals - a cow called Dora, a horse called Red Ned, a cockatoo called Major, a sheepdog called Gyp and a very wise Siamese cat called Khat. This adventure story for young adults will appeal to anyone from eight upwards. ISBN: 0370308174. Our Book No: 28627. $15 AUD.

226. 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.

227. 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.

228. 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.

229. 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.

230. 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.

231. 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.

232. 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. $10 AUD.

233. 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.

234. 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.

235. 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.

236. 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.

237. 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.

238. 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.

239. 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.

240. 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.

241. 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.

242. 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.

243. 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.

244. 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.

245. 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.

246. 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.

247. Venn, Susan (1992). Roy & Matilda: The Gallery Mice (Reprint ed). Melbourne, Canterbury: Edwina Publishing. Unnum 32 pp. Hardback large quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in fair complete jacket), colour photos (paintings) & drawings, embossed pattern jacket (front & rear covers creased), edgewear. Delightful children's picture story about two mice in an art gallery who become part of the paintings. Designed to increase art appreciation in children, as first developed in Susan's kindergarten. The paintings are from the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV). ISBN: 0646051083. Our Book No: 4114. $20 AUD.

248. 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.

249. 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.

250. 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.

251. 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.

252. Wade, Jan (1993). Fairy Tales for Young Australians: Reimagined and Illustrated by Jan Wade (Reprint ed). Sydney, Brookvale: National Book Distributors. 31 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, colour drawings (many full-page), top corner tip front cover little creased, minor edgewear. In this book 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.

253. Wade, Jan (1995). Australian Bush Fairies (Reissue ed). Sydney: Murray Child & Company. 31 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good plus condition, colour drawings (many full-page), bottom corner tip first page creased. Verse about fairies, plus background description of Australian flora and fauna. ISBN: 0908048203. Our Book No: 22546. $13 AUD.

254. 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 along 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.

255. 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.

256. 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.

257. 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.

258. 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.

259. 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.

260. 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.

261. 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.

262. 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.

263. 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.

264. White, E.B. (1963). Charlotte's Web (Reprint ed). London: Penguin Books. 174 pp. Paperback, very good condition, faint toning pages, minor edgewear. Children's story about a little girl named Fern, who with the help of a friendly spider, saved her pig Wilbur from the usual fate of nice fat little pigs. The illustrations make this a very appealing story for children of any age. ISBN: 0140301852. Our Book No: 20906. $10 AUD.

265. Wignell, Edel; Graham, Bob (illustrator) (1981). A Boggle of Bunyips (1st ed). Sydney, Lane Cove: Hodder & Stoughton. 110 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white drawings, edges & pages little toned, reverse side jacket lightly foxed (minor edgewear), spine ends & bottom corners covers little rubbed. This collection of stories for young adults, compiled by Wignell, feature bunyips from billabongs, swamps, long ago, and modern bunyips. The author has put together this collection from many sources including Aboriginal myths, newspaper reports, fictional writings and historical research. ISBN: 0340277521. Our Book No: 27828. $14 AUD.

266. 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.

267. Wild, Margaret; Young, Noela (illustrator) (2005). The Bilbies of Bliss (1st ed). Sydney: ABC Books. Unnum 32 pp. Hardback quarto, no jacket as issued, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings (many full-page), rubbed spot front free flyleaf. Australian children's picture story about Biba the bilby going into Bliss, the beautiful home for old Bilbies. All is not well, so Biba and her new friend Nina find the courage to create change. This is a beautiful book and the exquisite watercolours combine to create a very special story about friendship, kindness and living with dignity. ISBN: 073330768X. Our Book No: 21977. $20 AUD.

268. 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.

269. 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.

270. 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.

271. 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.

272. 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.