Spydus Search Results - New Non-Fiction https://westerndowns.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?QRY=BIBITM%3E%20(FILTER%3A%201%20%2B%20ITMFADTE%3A%20%22TODAY(-60)%20-%20TODAY%22%20-%20MINOR%3A%20ITD16)%20-%20BIBITM%3E%20(FILTER%3A%201%20%2B%20ITMFADTE%3A%20%22%3C%20TODAY(-60)%22)%20%2B%20BFRMT%3A%20BK%20%2B%20DYN%3A%20FBK%20-%20FIC%3A%20(C%20%2F%20F%20%2F%20J%20%2F%201)&QRYTEXT=New%20Non-Fiction&SETLVL=SET&CF=BIB&SORTS=DTE.DATE1.DESC&NRECS=20 Spydus Search Results en © 2022 Civica Pty Limited. All rights reserved. The big book of Australian nursery rhymes / Frané Lessac. https://westerndowns.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=268398&CF=BIB Chant and clap, play and sing along to this fun-filled collection of nursery rhymes with an Australian twist... Chant and clap, play and sing along to this fun-filled collection of nursery rhymes with an Australian twist...<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Lessac, Frané<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>Gadigal and Wangal Country ; Newtown, NSW : Walker Books, 2024.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2024.<br />91 pages : colour illustrations ; 26 cm.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">1 reserve</span><br /><br />Chinchilla Library - (Western Downs Libraries) - On Order - 398.80 - On order<br />Dalby Library - (Western Downs Libraries) - Junior Non-Fiction - JNF 821.4 LES - Available - W00202844<br /> Embroidery : a day-by-day guide to learn new stitches and create beautiful designs / Jessica Anderson. https://westerndowns.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=269010&CF=BIB If you've always wanted to learn embroidery but didn't know where to start, this book is the perfect way to get stitching. Even if you've never picked up a needle, you will quickly learn everything you need to know to master embroidery. The author shows you how to create -- each day for 30 days -- one new stitch and one embroidery design featuring that stitch. As the book progresses, you strengthen your skills with designs that combine multiple stitches. This complete course includes: Embroidery basics; 30 stitches with step-by-step illustrations; 30 modern designs; Easy-to-transfer templates; Ideas for embellishing tote bags, jewelry, and more with embroidery; Two bones challenge projects to stretch your newfound skills. If you've always wanted to learn embroidery but didn't know where to start, this book is the perfect way to get stitching. Even if you've never picked up a needle, you will quickly learn everything you need to know to master embroidery. The author shows you how to create -- each day for 30 days -- one new stitch and one embroidery design featuring that stitch. As the book progresses, you strengthen your skills with designs that combine multiple stitches. This complete course includes: Embroidery basics; 30 stitches with step-by-step illustrations; 30 modern designs; Easy-to-transfer templates; Ideas for embellishing tote bags, jewelry, and more with embroidery; Two bones challenge projects to stretch your newfound skills.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Anderson, Jessica, 1982-<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>Beverly, MA : Quarry Books, 2024.<br />rdacnent127 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour) ; 28 cm.<br />30 day craft challenge<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">1 reserve</span><br /><br />Dalby Library - (Western Downs Libraries) - Non Fiction Lifestyle - 746.44 AND - On reserve shelf at Dalby Library - W00202857<br /> Class : a memoir / Stephanie Land. https://westerndowns.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=269012&CF=BIB When Stephanie Land set out to write her memoir Maid, she never could have imagined what was to come. Handpicked by President Barack Obama as one of the best books of 2019, it was called "an eye-opening journey into the lives of the working poor" (People). Later it was adapted into the hit Netflix series Maid, which was viewed by 67 million households and was Netflix's fourth most-watched show in 2021, garnering three Primetime Emmy Award nominations. Stephanie's escape out of poverty and abuse in search of a better life inspired millions. Maid was a story about a housecleaner, but it was also a story about a woman with a dream. In Class, Land takes us with her as she finishes college and pursues her writing career. Facing barriers at every turn including a byzantine loan system, not having enough money for food, navigating the judgments of professors and fellow students who didn't understand the demands of attending college while under the poverty line, Land finds a way to survive once again, finally graduating in her mid-thirties. Land paints an intimate and heartbreaking portrait of motherhood as it converges and often conflicts with personal desire and professional ambition. When Stephanie Land set out to write her memoir Maid, she never could have imagined what was to come. Handpicked by President Barack Obama as one of the best books of 2019, it was called "an eye-opening journey into the lives of the working poor" (People). Later it was adapted into the hit Netflix series Maid, which was viewed by 67 million households and was Netflix's fourth most-watched show in 2021, garnering three Primetime Emmy Award nominations. Stephanie's escape out of poverty and abuse in search of a better life inspired millions. Maid was a story about a housecleaner, but it was also a story about a woman with a dream. In Class, Land takes us with her as she finishes college and pursues her writing career. Facing barriers at every turn including a byzantine loan system, not having enough money for food, navigating the judgments of professors and fellow students who didn't understand the demands of attending college while under the poverty line, Land finds a way to survive once again, finally graduating in her mid-thirties. Land paints an intimate and heartbreaking portrait of motherhood as it converges and often conflicts with personal desire and professional ambition.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Land, Stephanie, 1978-<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>New York : One Signal Publishers/Atria, 2024.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2023.<br />272 pages ; 24 cm.<br /><br />Chinchilla Library - (Western Downs Libraries) - Non Fiction Lifestories - 923.0687 LAN - Available - W00202737<br />Dalby Library - (Western Downs Libraries) - Non Fiction Lifestories - 923.0687 LAN - Available - W00202741<br /> The habit revolution : simple steps to rewire your brain for powerful habit change / Dr Gina Cleo. https://westerndowns.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=269017&CF=BIB Packed with practical insights, inspiring stories and surprisingly simple activities to try today, The Habit Revolution is your guide to a life magnificently remastered through the incredible power of habits. Packed with practical insights, inspiring stories and surprisingly simple activities to try today, The Habit Revolution is your guide to a life magnificently remastered through the incredible power of habits.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Cleo, Gina<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>Crows Nest, N.S.W. : Murdoch Books, an imprint of Allen & Unwin, 2024.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2024.<br />293 pages ; 24 cm.<br /><br />Dalby Library - (Western Downs Libraries) - Words For Wellbeing - 158.1 CLE - Onloan - Due: 02 Aug 2024 - W00202762<br /> In bad faith / Dassi Erlich with Ellen Whinnett. https://westerndowns.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=269018&CF=BIB This powerful memoir gives extraordinary insight into a secretive sect, and the horror Dassi Erlich had to survive. Dassi's resilience and fight for justice is inspiring. As a young girl growing up in a strict ultra-Orthodox family, Dassi's life was preordained - marry young, live a devout life and raise children within the Adass community's religious rules. This righteous path would keep her safe from the immodest, secular world just a few blocks away in suburban Melbourne. But the Adass community was not safe for Dassi. She was fifteen when her revered school principal, Malka Leifer, started to single her out. Dassi's cloistered and harsh upbringing meant she didn't have the words for what was happening to her, but she knew it was very, very wrong. It would take her years to break free of the secrecy which pervaded the community and tell the police of her betrayal. And only then would she find out others, including two of her sisters, had also been abused, and would learn some in the Adass community had helped Leifer flee to Israel. With the only world she knew crumbling around her, Dassi found the strength to fight, leading a brave fifteen-year campaign to bring Leifer back to face Australian courts. This is Dassi's story. This powerful memoir gives extraordinary insight into a secretive sect, and the horror Dassi Erlich had to survive. Dassi's resilience and fight for justice is inspiring. As a young girl growing up in a strict ultra-Orthodox family, Dassi's life was preordained - marry young, live a devout life and raise children within the Adass community's religious rules. This righteous path would keep her safe from the immodest, secular world just a few blocks away in suburban Melbourne. But the Adass community was not safe for Dassi. She was fifteen when her revered school principal, Malka Leifer, started to single her out. Dassi's cloistered and harsh upbringing meant she didn't have the words for what was happening to her, but she knew it was very, very wrong. It would take her years to break free of the secrecy which pervaded the community and tell the police of her betrayal. And only then would she find out others, including two of her sisters, had also been abused, and would learn some in the Adass community had helped Leifer flee to Israel. With the only world she knew crumbling around her, Dassi found the strength to fight, leading a brave fifteen-year campaign to bring Leifer back to face Australian courts. This is Dassi's story.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Erlich, Dassi<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>Sydney, NSW : Hachette Australia, 2024.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2024.<br />360 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : colour illustrations, colour portraits ; 24 cm.<br /><br />Miles Library - (Western Downs Libraries) - Non Fiction Lifestories - 923.6276 ERL - Available - W00202850<br /> The killer's game : murder, lies and stolen lives / Jane Smith. https://westerndowns.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=269019&CF=BIB Exposing Captain Starlight's twisted life of crime and deceit. Who was 'Captain Starlight'? When a respectable public servant dies suddenly under suspicious circumstances, the authorities are baffled. Who really was the dead man? Was he an Irish nobleman fallen on hard times - or a conman, a forger, a serial impostor, a killer? As an investigation peels back the layers of deception, aliases and lies, a bizarre chain of events is revealed, exposing the deceased as a man guilty of a string of audacious crimes spanning decades - crimes including identity theft and murder. In The Killer's Game, Jane Smith has pieced together the scattered clues to the dead man's background, uncovering the true story of the life and crimes of the 19th-century enigma once known as Frank Pearson - or Captain Starlight. Exposing Captain Starlight's twisted life of crime and deceit. Who was 'Captain Starlight'? When a respectable public servant dies suddenly under suspicious circumstances, the authorities are baffled. Who really was the dead man? Was he an Irish nobleman fallen on hard times - or a conman, a forger, a serial impostor, a killer? As an investigation peels back the layers of deception, aliases and lies, a bizarre chain of events is revealed, exposing the deceased as a man guilty of a string of audacious crimes spanning decades - crimes including identity theft and murder. In The Killer's Game, Jane Smith has pieced together the scattered clues to the dead man's background, uncovering the true story of the life and crimes of the 19th-century enigma once known as Frank Pearson - or Captain Starlight.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Smith, Jane Margaret<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>Newport, NSW : Big Sky Publishing, 2024.<br />viii, 277 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm.<br /><br />Dalby Library - (Western Downs Libraries) - Non Fiction True Crime - 364.1552 SMI - Available - W00202761<br /> Little people big feelings / Genevieve Muir. https://westerndowns.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=269020&CF=BIB Parenting educator and mother-of-four Gen Muir has helped thousands of families to navigate strong emotions and challenging behaviour in young kids. In Little People, Big Feelings, she shares her tried-and-tested techniques that work to build genuine connection, establish effective boundaries and develop emotional resilience that will last a lifetime. Reassuring, compassionate and relatable, this book will help you through some of the most difficult moments of parenting - public meltdowns, bedtime struggles, school refusal, sibling rivalry - without losing your own mind or quashing your child's spirit. Using stories, scripts and step-by-steps, Gen reveals how to communicate so your child can hear you, and how to welcome your child's emotions in order to help them regulate. You'll also learn why: - Setting firm and kind limits is essential for making our kids feel safe; - Traditional approaches like timeouts, reward charts and a focus on praise or punishment aren't effective for long-term behaviour change; - Understanding our own response to our kids' feelings is the key to becoming the parent we want to be; - Connection is the key to enjoying parenthood more; - It's so important to show ourselves self-compassion when raising little people with big feelings. Parenting educator and mother-of-four Gen Muir has helped thousands of families to navigate strong emotions and challenging behaviour in young kids. In Little People, Big Feelings, she shares her tried-and-tested techniques that work to build genuine connection, establish effective boundaries and develop emotional resilience that will last a lifetime. Reassuring, compassionate and relatable, this book will help you through some of the most difficult moments of parenting - public meltdowns, bedtime struggles, school refusal, sibling rivalry - without losing your own mind or quashing your child's spirit. Using stories, scripts and step-by-steps, Gen reveals how to communicate so your child can hear you, and how to welcome your child's emotions in order to help them regulate. You'll also learn why: - Setting firm and kind limits is essential for making our kids feel safe; - Traditional approaches like timeouts, reward charts and a focus on praise or punishment aren't effective for long-term behaviour change; - Understanding our own response to our kids' feelings is the key to becoming the parent we want to be; - Connection is the key to enjoying parenthood more; - It's so important to show ourselves self-compassion when raising little people with big feelings.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Muir, Gen<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>Sydney, N.S.W. : Macmillan, 2024.<br />373 pages ; 22 cm.<br /><br />Wandoan Library - (Western Downs Libraries) - Non Fiction Lifestyle - 155.4124 MUI - Onloan - Due: 15 Jul 2024 - W00202853<br /> Muster dogs : from pups to pros : how ten dogs stole hearts and changed lives / Lisa Millar. https://westerndowns.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=269023&CF=BIB How ten dogs stole the hearts of millions and changed lives forever, for fans of the TV show now streaming on Netflix and ABC iView. When Muster Dogs first hit screens in 2022, viewers were enchanted. Five lively kelpie pups adopted into farming homes across Australia and put on an intensive training program and became instant stars. Could they learn to herd and muster within a year? Could they prove that working with natural ability was an optimum way to farm? With the help of expert breeders and trainers, these dogs and their new trainers showcased not only what the puppies were capable of but how using dogs contributed to better stock, farm management and environment. Among those who lost their hearts to these amazing puppies was narrator Lisa Millar. Muster Dogs quite literally changed her life. In this book Lisa tells us about her journey over two seasons, bringing us up to date with the characters of series 1 - human and canine - and introducing us to five new collie pups, trainers and the hurdles of season 2. Many questions have been asked about Muster Dogs. How did it start? Why did it resonate with audiences? Lisa addresses the show's impact, brings us stories from behind the scenes, and takes us deep into country life, all the while examining the powerful relationship between human and dog. With tips from trainers and experts, this is a book that will immerse you in affection, resilience, and loyalty, all set against the wide brown (and green) land that is our productive heartland. How ten dogs stole the hearts of millions and changed lives forever, for fans of the TV show now streaming on Netflix and ABC iView. When Muster Dogs first hit screens in 2022, viewers were enchanted. Five lively kelpie pups adopted into farming homes across Australia and put on an intensive training program and became instant stars. Could they learn to herd and muster within a year? Could they prove that working with natural ability was an optimum way to farm? With the help of expert breeders and trainers, these dogs and their new trainers showcased not only what the puppies were capable of but how using dogs contributed to better stock, farm management and environment. Among those who lost their hearts to these amazing puppies was narrator Lisa Millar. Muster Dogs quite literally changed her life. In this book Lisa tells us about her journey over two seasons, bringing us up to date with the characters of series 1 - human and canine - and introducing us to five new collie pups, trainers and the hurdles of season 2. Many questions have been asked about Muster Dogs. How did it start? Why did it resonate with audiences? Lisa addresses the show's impact, brings us stories from behind the scenes, and takes us deep into country life, all the while examining the powerful relationship between human and dog. With tips from trainers and experts, this is a book that will immerse you in affection, resilience, and loyalty, all set against the wide brown (and green) land that is our productive heartland.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Millar, Lisa<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>Gadigal Country ; [Sydney, N.S.W.] : ABC Books, 2024.<br />292 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some colour) ; 23 cm.<br /><br />Dalby Library - (Western Downs Libraries) - Non Fiction General Knowledge - 636.7088 MIL - Onloan - Due: 24 Jul 2024 - W00202855<br /> Naomi Osaka : her journey to finding her power and her voice / Ben Rothenberg. https://westerndowns.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=269024&CF=BIB Most tennis fans met the Haitian-American-Japanese player Naomi Osaka for the first time as they watched her win the 2018 US Open in a controversial match against Serena Williams. Since then, Osaka has galvanised the tennis world not only by winning three more grand slams-all tennis fans will remember Osaka winning the Australian Open twice-but also by being outspoken on matters of social justice and mental health. It is both her extraordinary talent and her candour that have propelled her to the top of her sport and onto the front page of newspapers and magazines worldwide, making her the highest-paid female athlete in the world since 2020. But where did she come from and how did she get here? The story of Naomi Osaka and her family is unlike any other. Readers will be thrilled to read this book and learn more about tennis's most fascinating player. Most tennis fans met the Haitian-American-Japanese player Naomi Osaka for the first time as they watched her win the 2018 US Open in a controversial match against Serena Williams. Since then, Osaka has galvanised the tennis world not only by winning three more grand slams-all tennis fans will remember Osaka winning the Australian Open twice-but also by being outspoken on matters of social justice and mental health. It is both her extraordinary talent and her candour that have propelled her to the top of her sport and onto the front page of newspapers and magazines worldwide, making her the highest-paid female athlete in the world since 2020. But where did she come from and how did she get here? The story of Naomi Osaka and her family is unlike any other. Readers will be thrilled to read this book and learn more about tennis's most fascinating player.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Rothenberg, Ben<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>Melbourne, Victoria : Text Publishing, [024<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2024.<br />viii, 484 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.<br /><br />Tara Library - (Western Downs Libraries) - Adult Non-Fiction - 927.9634 OSA - Available - W00202817<br /> The outback court reporter / Jamelle Wells. https://westerndowns.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=269026&CF=BIB "One of Australia's most experienced court reporters goes on a judicial road trip. Outback Court Reporter is a sometimes funny, sometimes tragic look at the comings and goings on inside the country courtrooms dotted across Australia. From the case of the stolen cat flap, to missing lollipops and exploding chocolate milk in a country supermarket, to a custody dispute over a camel - Jamelle has seen the lighter and quirky side of outback courts but has also witnessed the harsh, dark, and petty side of outback life - including the high rates of Indigenous incarceration, alcohol-related and domestic violence. After spending almost twenty years in city courtrooms reporting for the ABC on some of the country's highest profile cases, in Outback Court Reporter, Jamelle Wells takes you into our country courtrooms, from the grand sandstone edifices of Cobar and Grafton to the repurposed community halls and police stations in outback Queensland the Northern Territory - introducing you to the court staff - the solicitors, prosecutors, magistrates, witnesses and the accused, in cases that shock, captivate and divide communities. Outback Court Reporter is also a timely reminder of the need for reform as country magistrates struggle with massive caseloads and limited resources, the fall-out of failing regional health system and limited bail and sentencing options in a justice system that is under pressure and communities still disadvantaged by the vastness of our continent."--Back cover. "One of Australia's most experienced court reporters goes on a judicial road trip. Outback Court Reporter is a sometimes funny, sometimes tragic look at the comings and goings on inside the country courtrooms dotted across Australia. From the case of the stolen cat flap, to missing lollipops and exploding chocolate milk in a country supermarket, to a custody dispute over a camel - Jamelle has seen the lighter and quirky side of outback courts but has also witnessed the harsh, dark, and petty side of outback life - including the high rates of Indigenous incarceration, alcohol-related and domestic violence. After spending almost twenty years in city courtrooms reporting for the ABC on some of the country's highest profile cases, in Outback Court Reporter, Jamelle Wells takes you into our country courtrooms, from the grand sandstone edifices of Cobar and Grafton to the repurposed community halls and police stations in outback Queensland the Northern Territory - introducing you to the court staff - the solicitors, prosecutors, magistrates, witnesses and the accused, in cases that shock, captivate and divide communities. Outback Court Reporter is also a timely reminder of the need for reform as country magistrates struggle with massive caseloads and limited resources, the fall-out of failing regional health system and limited bail and sentencing options in a justice system that is under pressure and communities still disadvantaged by the vastness of our continent."--Back cover.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Wells, Jamelle<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>Gadigal Country ; [Sydney, N.S.W.] : ABC Books, 2024.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2024.<br />321 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm.<br /><br />Dalby Library - (Western Downs Libraries) - Non Fiction Lifestories - 920.72 WEL - Available - W00202757<br /> Silliest hidden pictures puzzles ever https://westerndowns.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=269031&CF=BIB Packed with dozens of the silliest Hidden Pictures puzzles, this book is perfect for kids who love solving puzzles and having a good laugh at the same time. Hidden Pictures puzzles just got sillier! This wacky collection gathers all types of hilarious Hidden Pictures puzzles, including Spot the Imposter puzzles, silly fill-in stories, hidden words instead of pictures, and more. Find more than 1,375 objects hidden in 125+ pages of puzzles, plus pages of joke activities included throughout. A great gift for the puzzler who loves to laugh! Packed with dozens of the silliest Hidden Pictures puzzles, this book is perfect for kids who love solving puzzles and having a good laugh at the same time. Hidden Pictures puzzles just got sillier! This wacky collection gathers all types of hilarious Hidden Pictures puzzles, including Spot the Imposter puzzles, silly fill-in stories, hidden words instead of pictures, and more. Find more than 1,375 objects hidden in 125+ pages of puzzles, plus pages of joke activities included throughout. A great gift for the puzzler who loves to laugh!<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>Honesdale, Pennsylvania : Highlights Press, [2024]<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2024.<br />144 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour) ; 28 cm.<br />Highlights hidden pictures<br /><br />Tara Library - (Western Downs Libraries) - Junior Non-Fiction - JNF 793.73 SIL - Available - W00202841<br /> The stress-free lunchbox / editorial & food director, Sophia Young. https://westerndowns.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=269033&CF=BIB "What to pack the kids for lunch that's quick and easy to put together, but also healthy and so yum they won't leave anything behind. Stress no more with these great ideas for prep and pack lunches. Start with the prep, aiming to get as much done as you can ahead of time - baking, making sandwiches, bliss balls, washing fruit, cutting vegies - then store them in the freezer, pantry and fridge until needed."--Publisher website. "What to pack the kids for lunch that's quick and easy to put together, but also healthy and so yum they won't leave anything behind. Stress no more with these great ideas for prep and pack lunches. Start with the prep, aiming to get as much done as you can ahead of time - baking, making sandwiches, bliss balls, washing fruit, cutting vegies - then store them in the freezer, pantry and fridge until needed."--Publisher website.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>Sydney, NSW : Are Media Books, 2024.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2024.<br />163 pages : colour illustrations ; 25 cm.<br /><br />Dalby Library - (Western Downs Libraries) - Adult Non-Fiction - 641.53 STR - Available - W00202824<br /> The strong curves cookbook : 100+ high -protein, low-carb recipes to help you lose weight, build muscle, and get strong / Shelley Darlington, founder of Strong Curves. https://westerndowns.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=269034&CF=BIB Build strength, trim fat, and feel great with over 100 delicious low-carb, high-protein recipes from certified personal trainer and nutritionist Shelley Darlington. Build strength, trim fat, and feel great with over 100 delicious low-carb, high-protein recipes from certified personal trainer and nutritionist Shelley Darlington.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Darlington, Shelley<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>Beverly, Massachusetts : Fair Winds, an imprint of The Quarto Group, 2024.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2024.<br />176 pages : colour illustrations ; 26 cm.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">1 reserve</span><br /><br />Jandowae Library - (Western Downs Libraries) - Adult Non-Fiction - 641.5638 DAR - Onloan - Due: 04 Jul 2024 - W00202825<br /> How AI thinks : how we built it, how it can help us, and how we can control it / Nigel Toon. https://westerndowns.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=269824&CF=BIB We are used to thinking of computers as being a step up from calculators - very good at storing information, and maybe even at playing a logical game like chess. But up to now they haven't been able to think in ways that are intuitive, or respond to questions as a human might. All that has changed, dramatically, in the past few years. Our search engines are becoming answer engines. Artificial intelligence is already revolutionising sectors from education to healthcare to the creative arts. But how does an AI understand sentiment or context? How does it play and win games that have an almost infinite number of moves? And how can we work with AI to produce insights and innovations that are beyond human capacity, from writing code in an instant to unfolding the elaborate 3D puzzles of proteins? We stand at the brink of a historic change that will disrupt society and at the same time create enormous opportunities for those who understand how AI thinks. Nigel Toon shows how we train AI to train itself, so that it can paint images that have never existed before or converse in any language. In doing so he reveals the strange and fascinating ways that humans think, too, as we learn how to live in a world shared by machine intelligences of our own creation. We are used to thinking of computers as being a step up from calculators - very good at storing information, and maybe even at playing a logical game like chess. But up to now they haven't been able to think in ways that are intuitive, or respond to questions as a human might. All that has changed, dramatically, in the past few years. Our search engines are becoming answer engines. Artificial intelligence is already revolutionising sectors from education to healthcare to the creative arts. But how does an AI understand sentiment or context? How does it play and win games that have an almost infinite number of moves? And how can we work with AI to produce insights and innovations that are beyond human capacity, from writing code in an instant to unfolding the elaborate 3D puzzles of proteins? We stand at the brink of a historic change that will disrupt society and at the same time create enormous opportunities for those who understand how AI thinks. Nigel Toon shows how we train AI to train itself, so that it can paint images that have never existed before or converse in any language. In doing so he reveals the strange and fascinating ways that humans think, too, as we learn how to live in a world shared by machine intelligences of our own creation.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Toon, Nigel<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London, England : Torva, 2024.<br />305 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.<br /><br />Chinchilla Library - (Western Downs Libraries) - Non Fiction General Knowledge - 006.3 TOO - Available - W00202833<br /> How to avoid being eaten by sharks... and other advice / John Larkin ; illustrated by Chrissie Krebs. https://westerndowns.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=269825&CF=BIB A collection of hilarious, nonsensical, witty and mischievous subjects - the best (and worst) advice for growing up. There is one sure-fire method to avoid being eaten by sharks. Don't go in the ocean. How can you avoid being eaten by sharks? What does it mean to 'skateboard' someone? Is there a chance you could be abducted by aliens? Are there zombies hiding under your brother's bed? In this hilarious guide, John Larkin relates his tried and tested advice for navigating the mysteries of life, with a sprinkling of some the facts and history he's discovered along the way. A collection of hilarious, nonsensical, witty and mischievous subjects - the best (and worst) advice for growing up. There is one sure-fire method to avoid being eaten by sharks. Don't go in the ocean. How can you avoid being eaten by sharks? What does it mean to 'skateboard' someone? Is there a chance you could be abducted by aliens? Are there zombies hiding under your brother's bed? In this hilarious guide, John Larkin relates his tried and tested advice for navigating the mysteries of life, with a sprinkling of some the facts and history he's discovered along the way.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Larkin, John, 1963-<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>Gadigal and Wangal Country ; Newtown, NSW : Walker Books Australia Pty Ltd, 2024.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2024.<br />147 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.<br /><br />Dalby Library - (Western Downs Libraries) - Junior Non-Fiction - JNF 032 LAR - Available - W00202801<br /> Just friends : on the joy, influence and power of friendship / Gyan Yankovich. https://westerndowns.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=269828&CF=BIB Just Friends explores modern friendship - what it means to be, to make and, sometimes, to lose a friend. It is a celebration of friendship, shining a light on the many different forms they can take and the comfort they provide, whether they exist within the workplace, emerge in motherhood, are uncovered inside our neighbourhood. Just Friends explores modern friendship - what it means to be, to make and, sometimes, to lose a friend. It is a celebration of friendship, shining a light on the many different forms they can take and the comfort they provide, whether they exist within the workplace, emerge in motherhood, are uncovered inside our neighbourhood.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Yankovich, Gyan<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>Ultimo, NSW : Ultimo Press, 2024.<br />ix, 308 pages ; 24 cm.<br /><br />Dalby Library - (Western Downs Libraries) - Words For Wellbeing - 177.6 YAN - Available - W00202831<br /> Lovers in Auschwitz : a true story / Keren Blankfeld. https://westerndowns.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=269829&CF=BIB Zippi Spitzer and David Wisnia were captivated by each other from the moment they first exchanged glances across the work floor. It was the beginning of a love story that could have happened anywhere. Except for one difference, this romance was unfolding in history's most notorious death camp, between two young prisoners whose budding intimacy risked dooming them if they were caught. Incredibly, David and Zippi survived for years beneath the ash-choked skies of Auschwitz. Under the protection of their fellow inmates, their romance grew and deepened, even as their brushes with death mounted and David's luck in particular seemed close to running out. As the war's end finally approached and the time came for them to leave the camp, David and Zippi made plans to meet again. But neither of them could imagine how long their reunion would take or how many lives they would live in the interim. They had no inkling, either, of the betrayals that would await them along the way. But David did suspect that Zippi harbored a secret, one that could explain the mystery of his survival all those years ago. An unbelievable tale of romance, sacrifice, loss, and resilience, Lovers in Auschwitz is a saga of two young people who found themselves trapped inside a waking nightmare of the Nazis' creation, yet who nevertheless discovered a love that sustained them through history's darkest hour. Zippi Spitzer and David Wisnia were captivated by each other from the moment they first exchanged glances across the work floor. It was the beginning of a love story that could have happened anywhere. Except for one difference, this romance was unfolding in history's most notorious death camp, between two young prisoners whose budding intimacy risked dooming them if they were caught. Incredibly, David and Zippi survived for years beneath the ash-choked skies of Auschwitz. Under the protection of their fellow inmates, their romance grew and deepened, even as their brushes with death mounted and David's luck in particular seemed close to running out. As the war's end finally approached and the time came for them to leave the camp, David and Zippi made plans to meet again. But neither of them could imagine how long their reunion would take or how many lives they would live in the interim. They had no inkling, either, of the betrayals that would await them along the way. But David did suspect that Zippi harbored a secret, one that could explain the mystery of his survival all those years ago. An unbelievable tale of romance, sacrifice, loss, and resilience, Lovers in Auschwitz is a saga of two young people who found themselves trapped inside a waking nightmare of the Nazis' creation, yet who nevertheless discovered a love that sustained them through history's darkest hour.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Blankfeld, Keren<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : WH Allen, 2024.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2024<br />xi, 388 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.<br /><br />Dalby Library - (Western Downs Libraries) - Adult Non-Fiction - 940.5318 BLA - Onloan - Due: 08 Aug 2024 - W00202854<br /> Minecraft beginner's guide : start your survival and creative journeys https://westerndowns.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=269830&CF=BIB Are you new to Minecraft or still not quite getting the hang of it? Then this book is for you! Dive into Minecraft headfirst with this all-new beginner's guide that will teach you everything you need to know for starting your Minecraft journey, whether that be in Survival mode or Creative. Learn everything from what happens when you die and how to avoid it to how to feed yourself and where to find the cutest mobs. So what are you waiting for? Pick up the book and start your epic adventure! Are you new to Minecraft or still not quite getting the hang of it? Then this book is for you! Dive into Minecraft headfirst with this all-new beginner's guide that will teach you everything you need to know for starting your Minecraft journey, whether that be in Survival mode or Creative. Learn everything from what happens when you die and how to avoid it to how to feed yourself and where to find the cutest mobs. So what are you waiting for? Pick up the book and start your epic adventure!<br />New edition.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Farshore, 2024.<br />95 pages : colour illustrations ; 25 cm.<br /><br />Dalby Library - (Western Downs Libraries) - Junior Non-Fiction - JNF 794.85 MIN - Onloan - Due: 05 Aug 2024 - W00202828<br /> Playful pottery : the Mud Witch's guide to creating curvy, colorful ceramics / Viviana Matsuda. https://westerndowns.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=269831&CF=BIB "The ultimate guide to making colourful, whimsical pottery creations! If you've ever dreamed of crafting your own handmade mugs, bowls, or plates but your vision is more bold and colourful than beige and simple, this is your book. Noted potter Viviana Matsuda, also known as Mud Witch, has amassed a devoted following of fans who love her creative, curvy designs. Now, she reveals her knowledge on getting started and unleashing your creativity through pottery. Filled with gorgeous photographs, Playful Pottery covers all the essential information on diving into making imaginative creations. Starting with the basics on working with clay, choosing a project, and familiarizing yourself with tools and techniques, Matsuda also covers everything you need to know about pinch pots, slab building, firing, glazing, and everything in between. Step inside her colourful studio and unleash your inner Mud Witch with this comprehensive and gorgeous book"-- "The ultimate guide to making colourful, whimsical pottery creations! If you've ever dreamed of crafting your own handmade mugs, bowls, or plates but your vision is more bold and colourful than beige and simple, this is your book. Noted potter Viviana Matsuda, also known as Mud Witch, has amassed a devoted following of fans who love her creative, curvy designs. Now, she reveals her knowledge on getting started and unleashing your creativity through pottery. Filled with gorgeous photographs, Playful Pottery covers all the essential information on diving into making imaginative creations. Starting with the basics on working with clay, choosing a project, and familiarizing yourself with tools and techniques, Matsuda also covers everything you need to know about pinch pots, slab building, firing, glazing, and everything in between. Step inside her colourful studio and unleash your inner Mud Witch with this comprehensive and gorgeous book"--<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Matsuda, Viviana<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>San Rafael, CA : Rocky Nook, [2024]<br />121 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.<br /><br />Bell Library - (Western Downs Libraries) - Non Fiction Lifestyle - 738.1 MAT - Available - W00202777<br /> Oscar Piastri : the rookie / Andrew van Leeuwen. https://westerndowns.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=269832&CF=BIB A riveting account of motorsport phenom Oscar Piastri's first season in Formula 1, The Rookie charts his meteoric rise through the ranks to become McLaren's chosen young gun and takes us behind the scenes in his mission to triumph in the do-or-die world of the Fastest Show on Earth. Premier motorsport journalist Andrew van Leeuwen gives us an insider's look into Oscar's rise to F1 stardom -- from the moment his racing roots first took hold to the ups, downs and inevitable controversies that led to his arrival at McLaren - while also exploring the pressure of fame and fortune, the pageantry and rich history, that goes hand in hand with life on the biggest motorsports stage in the world. A riveting account of motorsport phenom Oscar Piastri's first season in Formula 1, The Rookie charts his meteoric rise through the ranks to become McLaren's chosen young gun and takes us behind the scenes in his mission to triumph in the do-or-die world of the Fastest Show on Earth. Premier motorsport journalist Andrew van Leeuwen gives us an insider's look into Oscar's rise to F1 stardom -- from the moment his racing roots first took hold to the ups, downs and inevitable controversies that led to his arrival at McLaren - while also exploring the pressure of fame and fortune, the pageantry and rich history, that goes hand in hand with life on the biggest motorsports stage in the world.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Leeuwen, Andrew van<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>[Southbank, VIC] : Penguin Books, 2024.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2024.<br />344 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : colour illustrations, colour portraits ; 24 cm.<br /><br />Dalby Library - (Western Downs Libraries) - Non Fiction Lifestories - 927.9672 PIA - Available - W00202832<br /> Sensational Australian animals / Stephanie Owen Reeder ; illustrated by Cher Hart. https://westerndowns.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=269834&CF=BIB Explore the fascinating world of native Australian animals through the five basic senses - sight, sound, smell, taste and touch. Covering more than 145 truly astounding animals - from sharp-eyed whale sharks to sticky-bellied green tree frogs - "Sensational Australian Animals" showcases the strange things these creatures can do with their eyes, ears, noses, mouths and skin! Meet birds that laugh, frogs that quack and fish that sing. Discover mammals that glow in the dark and seahorses disguised as seaweed. Be surprised by turtles that breathe through their bums and squirm at lizards that clean their eyes with their tongues. And then there's the dangerous creatures that bite and sting! Be intrigued, amazed and astonished by what insects, birds, spiders, fish and many other animals are capable of! Explore the fascinating world of native Australian animals through the five basic senses - sight, sound, smell, taste and touch. Covering more than 145 truly astounding animals - from sharp-eyed whale sharks to sticky-bellied green tree frogs - "Sensational Australian Animals" showcases the strange things these creatures can do with their eyes, ears, noses, mouths and skin! Meet birds that laugh, frogs that quack and fish that sing. Discover mammals that glow in the dark and seahorses disguised as seaweed. Be surprised by turtles that breathe through their bums and squirm at lizards that clean their eyes with their tongues. And then there's the dangerous creatures that bite and sting! Be intrigued, amazed and astonished by what insects, birds, spiders, fish and many other animals are capable of!<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Reeder, Stephanie Owen<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>Clayton South, VIC : CSIRO Publishing, 2024.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2024.<br />64 pages : colour illustrations ; 29 cm.<br /><br />Chinchilla Library - (Western Downs Libraries) - Junior Non-Fiction - JNF 591.994 REE - Onloan - Due: 08 Aug 2024 - W00202805<br /> Thank you : how to turn a grey day into a yay day! / written and illustrated by Josh Langley. https://westerndowns.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=269477&CF=BIB "Can you really change how you feel with only a thought? You sure can! Learn how to turn a grey day into a Yay day. Turn a frown into a smile. And discover the power of a simple thank you."--Back cover. "Can you really change how you feel with only a thought? You sure can! Learn how to turn a grey day into a Yay day. Turn a frown into a smile. And discover the power of a simple thank you."--Back cover.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Langley, Josh<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>Newport, NSW : Big Sky Publishing, 2024.<br />100 pages : colour illustrations ; 20 cm<br /><br />Dalby Library - (Western Downs Libraries) - Picture Book 4-5yrs - LAN - Available - W00195500<br /> Sounds good! : discover 50 instruments / text and illustrations Ole Könnecke ; music Hans Könnecke ; [translation by Melody Shaw]. https://westerndowns.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=269836&CF=BIB Explore over 50 common and uncommon instruments as showcased by a fun group of animals. Learn interesting, practical and curious things about music and making music. Discover instruments of all kinds-- from the electric guitar and steelpan to the theremin, from viola to vibraphone to ukulele. Listen through QR codes on each page to a piece of music composed to showcase every instrument by an award-winning musician-- and to a full band that brings together all the instruments in the book!"--Adapted from back cover. Explore over 50 common and uncommon instruments as showcased by a fun group of animals. Learn interesting, practical and curious things about music and making music. Discover instruments of all kinds-- from the electric guitar and steelpan to the theremin, from viola to vibraphone to ukulele. Listen through QR codes on each page to a piece of music composed to showcase every instrument by an award-winning musician-- and to a full band that brings together all the instruments in the book!"--Adapted from back cover.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Könnecke, Ole, 1961-<br />[English language edition]<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>Wellington, New Zealand : Gecko Press, [2024]<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2024.<br />108 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm.<br /><br />Dalby Library - (Western Downs Libraries) - Junior Non-Fiction - JNF 784.19 KON - Onloan - Due: 09 Jul 2024 - W00202845<br /> A thousand wasted Sundays / Victoria Vanstone. https://westerndowns.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=269837&CF=BIB A party girl with a socially acceptable binge-drinking habit swaps glitter boobs for mum shorts in this hilarious and heartfelt memoir. Victoria Vanstone grew up in 1980s England in a happy home full of laughter, booze and a disturbing amount of fancy-dress parties. From her youthful days downing cheap wine at the local park to dodging disastrous relationships and a messy run-in with a firework, her reliable mate alcohol was never far from reach. Eventually, Victoria found herself in Australia with a husband and a child on the way. After sobering up for her first pregnancy, becoming a boring, bottom-wiping, cleaning machine meant she soon returned to her binge-drinking ways, and had to grapple anew with the habits and beliefs that had gone unchecked since childhood. Can a party girl put down the pint glass for good? A party girl with a socially acceptable binge-drinking habit swaps glitter boobs for mum shorts in this hilarious and heartfelt memoir. Victoria Vanstone grew up in 1980s England in a happy home full of laughter, booze and a disturbing amount of fancy-dress parties. From her youthful days downing cheap wine at the local park to dodging disastrous relationships and a messy run-in with a firework, her reliable mate alcohol was never far from reach. Eventually, Victoria found herself in Australia with a husband and a child on the way. After sobering up for her first pregnancy, becoming a boring, bottom-wiping, cleaning machine meant she soon returned to her binge-drinking ways, and had to grapple anew with the habits and beliefs that had gone unchecked since childhood. Can a party girl put down the pint glass for good?<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Vanstone, Victoria<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>North Sydney, NSW : Pantera Press, 2024.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2024.<br />325 pages ; 24 cm.<br /><br />Tara Library - (Western Downs Libraries) - Non Fiction Lifestories - 923.622 VAN - Available - W00202807<br /> Watercolor your way : techniques, palettes, and projects to fit your skill level and creative goals / Sarah Cray. https://westerndowns.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=269838&CF=BIB "Presented in four chapters that each focus on a specific technique, palette, and set of projects, Watercolour Your Way meets artists at their current level so they can enjoy the process as they build skills"-- "Presented in four chapters that each focus on a specific technique, palette, and set of projects, Watercolour Your Way meets artists at their current level so they can enjoy the process as they build skills"--<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Cray, Sarah<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>Beverly, MA : Quarry, 2024.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2024.<br />127 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour) ; 28 cm.<br /><br />Dalby Library - (Western Downs Libraries) - Non Fiction Lifestyle - 751.422 CRA - Available - W00202793<br /> What a rock can reveal : where they come from and what they tell us about our planet / by Maya Wei-Haas ; illustrated by Sonia Pulido. https://westerndowns.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=269840&CF=BIB Award-winning science writer and geologist Maya Wei-Haas introduces young readers to the fascinating world of rocks through the art of observation. Starting with a friendly question-and-answer format, she explores the diversity of rocks and minerals and how a rock's shape, colour, or texture help to tell the stories of how it was formed, where it comes from, and the incredible journeys it has had. This hands-on introduction reveals how rocks are time capsules of our planet's past, recording the thrilling events that once built Earth's incredible geology. Award-winning science writer and geologist Maya Wei-Haas introduces young readers to the fascinating world of rocks through the art of observation. Starting with a friendly question-and-answer format, she explores the diversity of rocks and minerals and how a rock's shape, colour, or texture help to tell the stories of how it was formed, where it comes from, and the incredible journeys it has had. This hands-on introduction reveals how rocks are time capsules of our planet's past, recording the thrilling events that once built Earth's incredible geology.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Wei-Haas, Maya<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Phaidon Press, 2024.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2024.<br />48 pages : colour illustrations, colour map ; 33 cm.<br /><br />Moonie Library - (Western Downs Libraries) - Junior Non-Fiction - JNF 552 WEI - Available - W00202806<br /> Volodymyr Zelensky : the frontline president : a chronicle of Zelensky's glory and Putin's dishonour as the conflict between Russian Federation and Ukraine enters a third year / Andrew L. Urban and Chris McLeod. https://westerndowns.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=269841&CF=BIB The message from the free world to Russian President Putin has always been clear: Leave Ukraine alone... get out! What Russia thought would be a three-day hit-and-run mission to oust the Ukraine government of Volodymyr Zelensky was an abject failure. The Russians even took with them their dress uniforms ready for a victory parade in Kyiv and booked ahead for restaurants for their celebrations. But Russia hadn't reckoned on the Zelensky factor in Ukraine. Approaching the third year of conflict, President Putin is still struggling to overrun his determined neighbour. The cost of the conflict, both in human and material terms, has been staggering. In this gripping new update of the bestseller, Zelensky: Frontline President, Andrew L. Urban and Chris McLeod examines what went wrong for Putin, how Zelensky convinced the free world to back him and how a "special military operation" is actually an all-out war with an unpredictable outcome. The message from the free world to Russian President Putin has always been clear: Leave Ukraine alone... get out! What Russia thought would be a three-day hit-and-run mission to oust the Ukraine government of Volodymyr Zelensky was an abject failure. The Russians even took with them their dress uniforms ready for a victory parade in Kyiv and booked ahead for restaurants for their celebrations. But Russia hadn't reckoned on the Zelensky factor in Ukraine. Approaching the third year of conflict, President Putin is still struggling to overrun his determined neighbour. The cost of the conflict, both in human and material terms, has been staggering. In this gripping new update of the bestseller, Zelensky: Frontline President, Andrew L. Urban and Chris McLeod examines what went wrong for Putin, how Zelensky convinced the free world to back him and how a "special military operation" is actually an all-out war with an unpredictable outcome.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Urban, Andrew L., 1945-<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>Melbourne, VIC : Wilkinson Publishing, 2024<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2024.<br />xvi, 304 pages : map ; 22 cm.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">1 reserve</span><br /><br />Meandarra Library - (Western Downs Libraries) - Adult Non-Fiction - 923.2947 ZEL - On reserve shelf at Tara Library - W00202813<br /> Baby food bible : a nourishing guide to feeding your family, from first bite and beyond / by Julia Tellidis and Lauren Skora of Bable. https://westerndowns.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=270045&CF=BIB Baby food bible is the go-to guide for feeding your baby from the very first bite to toddlerhood and beyond. Written by a nutritionist and baby nutrition consultant, you'll be guide through how to start the solids journey, managing the introduction of allergens and tips for making mealtime fun, as well as over 100 recipes underpinned by the principle of 'food is medicine'. From breakfast to dinner, and snacks and lunchboxes in between, these easy, nutritious and delicious recipes will be loved by the whole family -- (back cover) Baby food bible is the go-to guide for feeding your baby from the very first bite to toddlerhood and beyond. Written by a nutritionist and baby nutrition consultant, you'll be guide through how to start the solids journey, managing the introduction of allergens and tips for making mealtime fun, as well as over 100 recipes underpinned by the principle of 'food is medicine'. From breakfast to dinner, and snacks and lunchboxes in between, these easy, nutritious and delicious recipes will be loved by the whole family -- (back cover)<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Tellidis, Julia<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>Richmond, VIC : Hardie Grant Books, 2024.<br />317 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.<br /><br />Dalby Library - (Western Downs Libraries) - Non Fiction Lifestyle - 641.5622 TEL - Available - W00202755<br /> Black Duck : a year at Yumburra / Bruce Pascoe with Lyn Harwood. https://westerndowns.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=270046&CF=BIB 'Sometimes you need to repeat something a hundred times before a bell rings in the colony.'From the bestselling author Bruce Pascoe comes a deeply personal story about the consequences and responsibility of disrupting Australia's history. 'Sometimes you need to repeat something a hundred times before a bell rings in the colony.'From the bestselling author Bruce Pascoe comes a deeply personal story about the consequences and responsibility of disrupting Australia's history.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Pascoe, Bruce, 1947-<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>Port Melbourne, Victoria : Thames & Hudson Australia, 2024.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2024<br />xiii, 290 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.<br /><br />Chinchilla Library - (Western Downs Libraries) - Non Fiction General Knowledge - 305.89915 PAS - Available - W00202849<br /> Broken girl : a true story / Bradley Trevor Greive and Caroline Laner Breure. https://westerndowns.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=270047&CF=BIB "Caroline Laner Breure was on holiday in Spain with her boyfriend when her skull was crushed. A year later, following starless months in a coma and painful rehabilitation, Caroline returned to her beachside apartment in Sydney, only to find that her home was not her home, her lover was not her lover and her friends were not her friends. Everyone and everything she'd loved had vanished. Physically broken and no longer able to trust her own mind, she painstakingly searched for clues to explain the cruel disparity between her past and present. This is the true story of how Caroline solved her own mystery and reclaimed her life."--Back cover. "Caroline Laner Breure was on holiday in Spain with her boyfriend when her skull was crushed. A year later, following starless months in a coma and painful rehabilitation, Caroline returned to her beachside apartment in Sydney, only to find that her home was not her home, her lover was not her lover and her friends were not her friends. Everyone and everything she'd loved had vanished. Physically broken and no longer able to trust her own mind, she painstakingly searched for clues to explain the cruel disparity between her past and present. This is the true story of how Caroline solved her own mystery and reclaimed her life."--Back cover.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Greive, Bradley Trevor<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>Gadigal Country ; Sydney, NSW : Hachette Australia, 2024.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2024.<br />xiii, 349 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 22 cm.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">1 reserve</span><br /><br />Chinchilla Library - (Western Downs Libraries) - Non Fiction Lifestories - 923.6219 BRE - Onloan - Due: 02 Aug 2024 - W00202748<br />