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A Celebration of Motherhood: A Beautifully Illustrated Anthology of Verse and Prose

By: Edited by Fiona Hunter

Price: $14.95

Publisher: UK, Lorenz Books, 2013


This title is a beautiful illustrated anthology of verse and prose. This lavishly-illustrated and decorative collection brings together beautiful works of art that have been specially selected to accompany delightful pieces of verse and prose. It is a book that commemorates and reveres the role of mothers in families and in society. It is the ideal gift for every mother of any age, and for children at any stage of their lives, who remember their mothers with love and gra... View more info

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A Rugged Bunch of Diggers Book 1: A must for anyone who has ever pulled on an army boot [used book][out of print]

By: Bill Charlton

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Australia, Charlton Publishing, 1999


In compiling this book of poems, I don't think I have over emphasised enough, the importance of humour in Army life. It was the one vital ingredient that was necessary in toning down the extent of hardships endured, the loneliness, & personal tragedies experienced by most servicemen & ex-servicemen. 80 pages. View more info

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A Rugged Bunch of Diggers Book 2: A must for anyone who has ever pulled on an army boot [used book][out of print]

By: Bill Charlton

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Australia, Charlton Publishing, 2001


A second book of poetry by Bill Charlton, Vietnam War veteran about personnel of the Australian Army. 94 pages. View more info

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New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary 2nd Revised Edition

By: Oxford Dictionaries

Price: $24.95

Publisher: UK, Oxford University Press, 2013

Edition: 2nd Revised Edition


From writing poems to writing birthday cards, and from composing advertising slogans to music lyrics, the New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary has what every writer (or budding writer) needs. It contains rhymes for over 45,000 words, including proper names, place names, and foreign terms used in English. The clear organization and layout make it easy to find the rhymes you are looking for. Words are grouped usefully by sound and there is also a complete A-Z index to help you qu... View more info

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Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats

By: T. S. Eliot

Price: $16.95

Publisher: UK, Faber and Faber, 2010


T.S. Eliot's collection of cat poems, written originally to amuse his godchildren and friends, has become one of the all-time favourites of children's literature. This lovely edition is illustrated by Axel Scheffler. Cats! Some are sane, some are mad and some are good and some are bad. Meet magical Mr Mistoffelees, sleepy Old Deuteronomy and curious Rum Tum Tugger. But you'll be lucky to meet Macavity because Macavity's not there! These lovable cat poems were written b... View more info

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Oxford Children's Rhyming Dictionary: An alphabetical dictionary of rhymes for all primary school children

By: Oxford Dictionaries

Price: $19.95

Publisher: UK, Oxford University Press, 2014


The Oxford Children's Rhyming Dictionary is the perfect tool to help children write their own poetry. The alphabetical list of words that rhyme and index of sounds make it simple to find a rhyme, as well as reinforcing spelling skills. These are accompanied by lively illustrations, and lots of amusing and inspiring poems by John Foster.At the back of the book are engaging activities which explain many types of rhymes, from raps and chants to limericks and couplets, to he... View more info

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Oxford First Rhyming Dictionary: Over 1000 rhyming words for young children writing first poems

By: Oxford Dictionaries

Price: $15.95

Publisher: UK, Oxford University Press, 2014


Have fun in the sun, drink lemonade in the shade and be inspired to write about pirates, kings and magic rings in the Oxford First Rhyming Dictionary. The dictionary contains a clear and simple alphabetical list of words that rhyme and rhyming sounds, as well as an index to make finding words simple. John Foster's lively poems accompany the rhyming sounds, and every page features bright and colourful illustrations. Children can expand their vocabulary, practise phonic so... View more info

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Rich and Rare: A Collection of Australian Stories, Poetry and Artwork

By: Edited by Paul Collins

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Australia, Ford Street Publishing, 2015


An anthology can be compared to a patchwork quilt, sewn by many hands. Each piece in the patchwork is different: distinctive in texture, shape, pattern, colour. Each piece, separately created, has its own individuality, is its own thing, and could exist on its own. You are about to enjoy some of Australia's best stories, poetry and artwork from the likes of: Shaun Tan Leigh Hobbs James Roy Justin D'Ath Kirsty Murray Simon Higgins Gary Crew Scot Gardner and many others ... View more info

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Shoctopus: Poems to Grip You!

By: Harry Laing

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Australia, Bunda Press, 2015


Shape-poems, verb-poems, chants, rhymes, songs and rap, they're all just jumping off the page in this collection of illustrated poems. They're not just funny, they'll make you see the world differently. Featuring Alien Dads, Jellyfish, Acrobat Rats, Wheelie-bin raps and the incredible Supertap. Plus Clinton De Vere's illustrations make it an even more fun experience. View more info

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The Bhagavad Gita

By: Translated by Laurie L. Patton

Price: $24.95

Publisher: UK, Penguin, 2008


'Know this: that with which all this world is woven is not to be destroyed. No one is able to effect the destruction of the imperishable' The Bhagavad Gita is an early epic poem that recounts the conversation between Arjuna the warrior and his charioteer Krishna, the manifestation of God. In the moments before a great battle, the dialogue sets out the important lessons Arjuna must learn to change the outcome of the war he is to fight, and culminates in Krishna revealing ... View more info

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The Cattle Dog's Revenge: Bush Ballads and Yarns

By: Jack Drake

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Australia, Boolarong Press, 2012


The Australian bushmans sense of humour is legendary dry, laconic and with a good bite. Jack Drake is one of Australia's best writers and reciters of this comic bush verse. He also has a great sense of farcical and the crazy tall story. These are ballads and yarns you'll want to recite in the evenings on the verandah. View more info

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The Closet Poet's Collection: My Life in Verse 1969 - 2014

By: Wayne Pendleton

Price: $17.95

Publisher: Australia, Wayne Pendleton, 2015


Most of my poetry started out written by pen or pencil on whatever paper was available at the time; such as paper napkins (accompanying a coffee and the compulsory cookie or cake), or the inside of a emptied breakfast cereal box. The poems were collected in a scrapbook, currently residing in the bottom drawer of my filing cabinet. Many were then typed on a small portable typewriter in its tan coloured case. The scrapbook and typewriter accompanied me by car out of Britis... View more info

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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

By: William Shakespeare

Price: $39.95

Publisher: UK, Wordsworth Editions, 2007


William Shakespeare (1564-1616) is acknowledged as the greatest dramatist of all time. He excels in plot, poetry and wit, and his talent encompasses the great tragedies of "Hamlet", "King Lear", "Othello", and "Macbeth" as well as the moving history plays and the comedies such as "A Midsummer Night's Dream", "The Taming of the Shrew" and "As You Like It" with their magical combination of humour, ribaldry and tenderness. This volume is a reprint of the Shakespeare Head Pr... View more info

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The Man from Snowy River and Other Verses

By: A. B. 'Banjo' Paterson

Price: $16.95

Publisher: Australia, National Library of Australia, 2014


These books were originally published in 1914 as a 'pocket editions for the trenches', designed for soldiers to slip into their back pockets and carry with them through their war days. Probably purchased by wives, girlfriends and mothers, they were a little piece of Australia to relish amongst the horrors of war. The 47 poems in the book include all the favourites: A Bush Christening, A Mountain Station, Black Swans, Clancy of the Overflow, Conroy's Gap, In the Droving D... View more info

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The Puffin Book Of Utterly Brilliant Poetry

By: Edited by Brian Patten

Price: $27.95

Publisher: UK, Puffin, 1999


The Puffin Book of Utterly Brilliant Poetry is an amazing celebration - a wonderful collection of poems by ten outstanding poets. There is something here for all the family to share and enjoy, time after time. There are ten sections in the book, all illustrated in glorious full colour by a different illustrator, each as varied in their style as the poets. And an interview with the relevant poet begins each section, so you can find out a little more about them. The mix of... View more info