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Books in our Library on Special Places
You and Me: Our Place by At the edge of a northern Australian city, where river and mangroves meet the sea, two young boys join Uncle Tobias on the beach for a day of fishing and hunting. They listen eagerly to his stories about the old days.
Call Number: PB NOR
Henry's Map by Henry is a very particular sort of pig, who believes there's 'a place for everything and everything in its place'. But when he looks out the window, he's troubled. The farm is a mess! So he decides to draw a map to show everyone exactly where they belong. He takes a journey through the farm with his friends as he draws the map: sheep in the woolshed; chickens in the coop; horse in the stable.
Call Number: PB ELL
My Place by
Call Number: PB WHE
Hello from Nowhere by Eve thought that living in the middle of nowhere was better than living anywhere else in the world. Only one thing made Eve sad. She hadn't seen Nan since they left the city long ago. Eve lives in a roadhouse in the middle of the Nullarbor and when her Nan visits one day, Eve shows her all the things that are special about where she lives. A moving celebration of the Australian outback and the special connection between grandparent and grandchild.
Call Number: PB CAI
A Year on our Farm by Every month of the year there is a different job to do on a small Australian farm. 'A Year On Our Farm' shows the passing of the seasons through the eyes of children for whom the farm, with all its animals, is home.
Call Number: PB MAT
The Hairy-Nosed Wombats Find a New Home by Once upon a time, deep underground, there was a colony of wonderfully whiskery wombats who all had hairy noses. They lived in the only home for Hairy-nosed Wombats in the world. Could there ever be another home for Hairy-noses? Created by wombat-loving and award-winning duo, author and Australian Children's Laureate Jackie French and illustrator Sue deGennaro, this is the (almost) true story of how finding a happy new home for Hairy-nosed Wombats helped one of the world's most endangered species to breed and thrive again.
Call Number: PB FRE
The Lost Girl by The girl had lost her way. She had wandered away from the mothers, the aunties and the grandmothers, from the fathers and the uncles and the grandfathers. Who will show her the way home?
Call Number: PB KWA
Remembering Lionsville by Renowned artist Bronwyn Bancroft tells her inspiring story of growing up in country New South Wales. Come with me to my family's old house in Lionsville. It's full of memories. It's a special place. Uncle Pat calls it a secret place. We played in that old tin cubby, swam in the creek with the catfish, and fell asleep to the ribbip of frogs at night. And around the red cedar table we listened to the old people's stories. We learned a lot that way.
Call Number: PB BAN
Same, but Little Bit Different by Right up the very top of Australia there is a special place. My friend Normie comes from there, and he says, Things are different to what you might see in the city. Same, but little bit different' Told in the stunning collage artwork for which Kylie Dunstan is acclaimed, the story is related by a child living in a southern city and her friend Normie, who lives in the top end. As they compare notes about their lives, activities and interests, they discover how very much they have in common, despite their contrasting environments.
Call Number: PB DUN
Follow That Map! by
Call Number: 912 RIT
Up North and down South by
Call Number: 912.01 GON
If Maps Could Talk by
Call Number: 912.01 SHO
Homes Around the World (series) by
set of 7 books: City and Country Homes; Cave and Underground Homes; Family Homes; Mud, Grass and Ice Homes; Palaces, Mansions and Castles; Portable Homes; River and Sea Homes
Wish You Were Here: Sunshine Coast by
Call Number: PB SCR
Special Places on the Sunshine Coast
Useful Web Sites
Build a House
Select different features such as doors, windows and roofs, then drag and drop to create a house.
My Special Place by
Junior Readers: Rigby Insights (3 copies)
My Place by
Call Number: BB WHE
available as a big book and DVD
Map Reading by
Call Number: 912 REI
Big book. -CD-ROM contains digital teaching objects.
Table of contents includes:
When the plumber fixed the kitchen tap
Drawing a playground map
Having fun for free
How school bus routes are planned
Why more Australians should take holidays in Australia
Earth up close
No place like space
Should we spend money on studying space?
Reading Maps by
JRS - Inquizitive Fluent - 5 copies
Finding our Way (Big Book)
Call Number: 912 FIN
My Map Book by