Between surviving high school and working at her aunt’s dumpling shop, all Zhi wants is to find time for her friends . . . and make sure no one finds out she’s half spider-demon.
But when she accidentally kills and eats a man in front of the most popular girl in school, she discovers she might not be the scariest thing in the shadows.
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A Story of Termites on Gurindji Country
Tamarra: A Story of Termites on Gurindji Country is a fascinating, illustrated science book that takes the reader inside the life of termites through storytelling from the Gurindji People.
Did you know there are four types of termite poo? Or that a warm paste made from termite mound is used to strengthen a Gurindji baby’s body and spirit? Or that spinifex (which termites eat) is one of the strongest plants in the world?
Created as a collaboration between over 30 First Nations and non-Indigenous contributors, the story and artworks explore how termites and their mounds connect different parts of Country, from tiny Gurindji babies and their loving grandmothers, to spiky spinifex plants growing in the hot sun.
Written in traditional Gurindji, Gurindji Kriol and English (with a QR code to an audio version spoken in language), Tamarra is a truly original story with beautiful artwork that takes readers on an educational and cultural journey through Gurindji Country.
My Journey to the World Cup
By Sam Kerr
A missing father. A drowned town. A buried secret. Three friends on a dangerous mission to uncover the truth.
Twelve-year-old Will Haddon and his twin friends, Dar and Juno, find a safe full of money and human bones in an old house that’s sticking out of a rapidly receding lake amid the worst drought in history. Their mission to identify the body reveals secrets that will rewrite the history of their town and the story of their lives.
When Will was five, his dad, a young cop, went missing just days before Old Scarborough was drowned beneath a man-made lake for a hydroelectric scheme. Old Scarborough’s residents were promised new houses, jobs, tourist dollars and a fresh start, but hardly any of it materialised. Neither did Will’s dad. And he’s not the only person to go missing from this bad-luck town.
Will, Dar and Juno are forced on a dangerous journey to discover the truth in a town that wants the past to stay buried.
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Letters from the Emu War
by J.A Bryden
Based on true events Letters from the emu war tells the story of the great emu war of 1932 from the unique perspective of those who won. Follow Edward R Long-toe, John Feathers, William J whistlebeak and more through their adventures before, during and after the war. Read journal entries, newspaper articles from the Daily Mob and letters to and from their loved ones. With every turn of the page you will gain a deeper understanding of the life and times of emus at war.
House of Salt and Sorrows
By Erin A. Craig
A retelling of the fairytale
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The White Girl
By Tony Birch
The White Girl is an emotional, historical fiction set in the 1960s in a fictional town in Australia. The book follows Odette (an elderly Aboriginal lady) and her Granddaughter Sissy. Sissy was abandoned into her grandmother's care by her mother when only a baby. Odette has never given up hope of one day finding her daughter and finding out why she abandoned her daughter and just vanished.
This book is set during the times when the Federal Aboriginal Protection Act was still in force and is an eye opening account of what people of Aboriginal backgrounds faced. When a new sherif comes to town, Odette fears losing Sissy for good to the system. Seen as a ward of the state it's only a matter of time until they claim her. Odette has been dodging the welfare authorities for years and fears time is running out. She applies for a travel certificate but is denied. When her old friend intervenes and grants it for her, Odette finally can flee with Sissy - but the unknown future awaits and could go one of two ways - a new beginning or Sissy being lost for good.
This book is spellbinding it its story and I couldn't pull away once I started reading. This is a real eye opener to what happened 60 years ago and beyond and how much Indigenous people suffered and went through. There were some heartwarming and fun moments in this book and I just wanted to hug Odette! Definitely one to read!
Love is stronger than poison in this lush retelling of "Snow White" by author Melissa de La Cruz.
Known as Snow White, Lady Sophie has led a sheltered life in the mountains of Bavaria. Until now. Her father, the widowed Duke Maximilian, is at last remarrying, and on the day of his historic wedding, Sophie is making her high-society debut.
At the ball, Sophie charms the dashing Prince Philip, heir to the Spanish throne. But as Philip and Sophie start falling deeply in love, the king of Spain loses his temper. His wish is that Philip would marry a princess. And now, his command is Sophie’s death.
In a quest for survival, Sophie seeks refuge in the home of seven orphans, the counsel of a witch, and the safety of her blade. With the looming threat of war upon her duchy, Sophie must ponder: Can she do right by her home and honor her heart’s desire?