Spydus Search Results - New 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%20FIC%3A%20(C%20%2F%20F%20%2F%20J%20%2F%201)&QRYTEXT=New%20Fiction&SETLVL=SET&CF=BIB&SORTS=DTE.DATE1.DESC&NRECS=20 Spydus Search Results en © Civica Pty Ltd. All rights reserved. Swarm rising / Tim Peake and Steve Cole. https://westerndowns.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=252284&CF=BIB When Danny is kidnapped by Adi who can run through brick walls and make cars drive on water, he realises that all humans are in danger. Adi is part of a super-advanced hive mind, the Swarm, which intends to protect the Earth from the environmental catastrophe caused by the human race. Adi, Alien Digital Intelligence in the form of a girl, can bend the laws of physics and control digital data, but as a digital being she wants to know what it's like to be human. Which is where Danny comes in. But what exactly is the 'help' the secretive Swarm is offering? Can Danny and his friend Jamila help Adi stop the Swarm Agents and give humanity a second chance? When Danny is kidnapped by Adi who can run through brick walls and make cars drive on water, he realises that all humans are in danger. Adi is part of a super-advanced hive mind, the Swarm, which intends to protect the Earth from the environmental catastrophe caused by the human race. Adi, Alien Digital Intelligence in the form of a girl, can bend the laws of physics and control digital data, but as a digital being she wants to know what it's like to be human. Which is where Danny comes in. But what exactly is the 'help' the secretive Swarm is offering? Can Danny and his friend Jamila help Adi stop the Swarm Agents and give humanity a second chance?<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Peake, Tim, 1972-<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Hodder, 2022.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2021<br />290 pages ; 20 cm.<br />Swarm rising ; 1.<br /><br />Dalby Library - (Western Downs Libraries) - Junior Fiction - J PEA - Onloan - Due: 03 Dec 2021 - W00184385<br /> Riccardino / Andrea Camilleri ; translated by Stephen Sartarelli. https://westerndowns.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=252285&CF=BIB When Inspector Montalbano receives an early-morning phone call it proves to be the start of a very trying day. For the caller expects Montalbano to arrive imminently at a rendezvous with some friends. But before he can remonstrate, the caller announces himself ass someone called Riccardino and peremptorily issues his instructions. Confused, Montalbano agrees to the rendezvous and hangs up. Later that day news comes in of a brutal slaying in broad daylight by an unknown assassin who makes his getaway on a motorbike. And when the Inspector learns of the victim's identity - a man called Riccardino - his troubles are only just beginning. For soon he must contend with the involvement of a local bishop and a fortune-teller who reports some strange goings-on in her neighbourhood. All roads soon lead to a local salt mine but the case proves stubbornly intractable until Montalbano receives another unexpected call... When Inspector Montalbano receives an early-morning phone call it proves to be the start of a very trying day. For the caller expects Montalbano to arrive imminently at a rendezvous with some friends. But before he can remonstrate, the caller announces himself ass someone called Riccardino and peremptorily issues his instructions. Confused, Montalbano agrees to the rendezvous and hangs up. Later that day news comes in of a brutal slaying in broad daylight by an unknown assassin who makes his getaway on a motorbike. And when the Inspector learns of the victim's identity - a man called Riccardino - his troubles are only just beginning. For soon he must contend with the involvement of a local bishop and a fortune-teller who reports some strange goings-on in her neighbourhood. All roads soon lead to a local salt mine but the case proves stubbornly intractable until Montalbano receives another unexpected call...<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Camilleri, Andrea<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Mantle, 2021.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2021<br />293 pages ; 24 cm.<br />Inspector Montalbano mystery ; 28.<br /><br />Tara Library - (Western Downs Libraries) - Mystery & Crime - CAM - Available - W00184665<br /> The lonely ones / Håkan Nesser ; translated from the Swedish by Sarah Death. https://westerndowns.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=252286&CF=BIB It begins in 1969. Six young people arrive in Uppsala, Sweden. Different circumstances push the three young couples together and, over the course of a few years, they become friends. But a summer trip through Eastern Europe changes everything, and when their time at Uppsala University is over it also signals the end of something else. Years later, a lecturer at Lund University is found dead at the bottom of a cliff in the woods close to Kymlinge. And chillingly, it is the very same spot where one of the Uppsala students died thirty-five years before. Detective Inspector Gunnar Barbarotti takes on this ominous case of history repeating itself, and is forced to confront an increasingly grave reality. It begins in 1969. Six young people arrive in Uppsala, Sweden. Different circumstances push the three young couples together and, over the course of a few years, they become friends. But a summer trip through Eastern Europe changes everything, and when their time at Uppsala University is over it also signals the end of something else. Years later, a lecturer at Lund University is found dead at the bottom of a cliff in the woods close to Kymlinge. And chillingly, it is the very same spot where one of the Uppsala students died thirty-five years before. Detective Inspector Gunnar Barbarotti takes on this ominous case of history repeating itself, and is forced to confront an increasingly grave reality.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Nesser, Håkan, 1950-<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Mantle, 2021.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2021<br />595 pages ; 24 cm.<br />Gunnar Barbarotti ; 4.<br /><br />Tara Library - (Western Downs Libraries) - Mystery & Crime - NES - Available - W00184674<br /> The prince of the skies / Antonio Iturbe ; translated by Lilit Žekulin Thwaites. https://westerndowns.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=252287&CF=BIB All Antoine de Saint Exupery wants to do is be a pilot. But flying is a dangerous dream and one that sets him at odds with his aristocratic background and the woman he loves. Despite attempts to keep him grounded, Antoine is determined to venture forwards into the unknown. Together with his friends, Jean and Henri, he will pioneer new mail routes across the globe and help change the future of aviation. In the midst of his adventures, Antoine also begins to weave a children's story that is destined to touch the lives of millions of readers around the world. A story called The Little Prince... Fame and fortune may have finally found Antoine, but as the shadow of war begins to threaten Europe, he's left to wonder whether his greatest adventure is yet to come. All Antoine de Saint Exupery wants to do is be a pilot. But flying is a dangerous dream and one that sets him at odds with his aristocratic background and the woman he loves. Despite attempts to keep him grounded, Antoine is determined to venture forwards into the unknown. Together with his friends, Jean and Henri, he will pioneer new mail routes across the globe and help change the future of aviation. In the midst of his adventures, Antoine also begins to weave a children's story that is destined to touch the lives of millions of readers around the world. A story called The Little Prince... Fame and fortune may have finally found Antoine, but as the shadow of war begins to threaten Europe, he's left to wonder whether his greatest adventure is yet to come.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Iturbe, Antonio, 1967-<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Macmillan, 2021.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2021<br />534 pages : 1 portrait ; 24 cm<br /><br />Jandowae Library - (Western Downs Libraries) - Adult Fiction - ITU - Available - W00184661<br /> A stick and a stone / written by Sarina Dickson ; illustrated by Hilary Jean Tapper. https://westerndowns.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=252288&CF=BIB A stick, a stone, a feather, a bone... Come exploring with our campers as they spot treasures along the track to their campsite. Don't forget to keep an eye out for the cheeky kea along the way! But what happens when the curious campers take a wrong turn? A stick, a stone, a feather, a bone... Come exploring with our campers as they spot treasures along the track to their campsite. Don't forget to keep an eye out for the cheeky kea along the way! But what happens when the curious campers take a wrong turn?<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Dickson, Sarina, 1975-<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>Auckland, New Zealand : Hachette Aotearoa New Zealand, 2021.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2021<br />1 volume (unpaged) : colour illustrations ; 26 cm.<br /><br />Jandowae Library - (Western Downs Libraries) - Picture Book 0-2yrs - DIC - Available - W00184415<br /> Bad girls never say die / Jennifer Mathieu. https://westerndowns.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=252289&CF=BIB 1964. Houston, Texas. Evie Barnes is a 'bad' girl. So are all her friends. They're the sort who wear bold makeup, laugh too loud and run around with boys. Most of all, they protect their own against the world. So when Evie is saved from being assaulted by a good girl from the right side of the tracks, every rule she's always lived by is called into question. Now she must rethink everything she knew about loyalty and learn that when girls stick together it doesn't matter whether they're 'good' or 'bad'. 1964. Houston, Texas. Evie Barnes is a 'bad' girl. So are all her friends. They're the sort who wear bold makeup, laugh too loud and run around with boys. Most of all, they protect their own against the world. So when Evie is saved from being assaulted by a good girl from the right side of the tracks, every rule she's always lived by is called into question. Now she must rethink everything she knew about loyalty and learn that when girls stick together it doesn't matter whether they're 'good' or 'bad'.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Mathieu, Jennifer<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Hodder, 2021.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2021<br />320 pages ; 20 cm.<br /><br />Dalby Library - (Western Downs Libraries) - Young Adult Fiction - Y MAT - Available - W00184648<br /> War of the fox demons / M. Chan ; cover and inside illustrations by Alan Brown. https://westerndowns.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=252290&CF=BIB The Jade Kingdom has been taken over by Daji, evil fox spirits, and the Jade Emperor has lost his life force chi! Can Jack figure out how to use the power of the dog zodiac before it's too late? The Jade Kingdom has been taken over by Daji, evil fox spirits, and the Jade Emperor has lost his life force chi! Can Jack figure out how to use the power of the dog zodiac before it's too late?<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Chan, M.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Orchard Books, 2021.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2021<br />122 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.<br />Tiger warrior ; 2.<br /><br />Miles Library - (Western Downs Libraries) - Junior Fiction - J CHA - Available - W00184657<br /> At the end of the day / Liz Byrski. https://westerndowns.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=252291&CF=BIB When Mim Squires and Mathias Vander are stranded together on a disrupted flight home to Perth, they are surprised to find that they have much in common. Mim owns a bookshop, Mathias is a writer, and both are at turning points in their lives. Mim's childhood polio is taking a toll on her life. Mathias is contemplating a cross-continent move to be nearer his daughter. But life back in Perth is not smooth sailing, with their respective family members going through their own upheavals. As Mim and Mathias both struggle to adjust to the challenges of being in their late seventies, secrets from the past that neither wishes to face rise to the surface, challenging their long-held beliefs in their independence and singularity. At the end of the day can they muster the wisdom and the courage they need to change? When Mim Squires and Mathias Vander are stranded together on a disrupted flight home to Perth, they are surprised to find that they have much in common. Mim owns a bookshop, Mathias is a writer, and both are at turning points in their lives. Mim's childhood polio is taking a toll on her life. Mathias is contemplating a cross-continent move to be nearer his daughter. But life back in Perth is not smooth sailing, with their respective family members going through their own upheavals. As Mim and Mathias both struggle to adjust to the challenges of being in their late seventies, secrets from the past that neither wishes to face rise to the surface, challenging their long-held beliefs in their independence and singularity. At the end of the day can they muster the wisdom and the courage they need to change?<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Byrski, Liz<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>Sydney, New South Wales : Pan Macmillan Australia, 2021.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2021<br />328 pages ; 24 cm.<br /><br />Dalby Library - (Western Downs Libraries) - Australiana - BYR - Available - W00184574<br />Jandowae Library - (Western Downs Libraries) - Australiana - BYR - Available - W00184582<br /> Three sisters / Heather Morris. https://westerndowns.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=252298&CF=BIB The breath-taking new novel from the author of The Tattooist of Auschwitz and Cilka's Journey, based on a powerful true story of hope and survival. 'I want you to make a promise to me that you will always take care of your sisters. That you will always be there for one another. That you will not allow anyone to take you away from each other, ever. Do you understand?' When they are little girls, Cibi, Magda and Livia make a promise to their father - that they will stay together, no matter what. Years later, at just 15, Livia is ordered to Auschwitz by the Nazis. Cibi, only 19 herself, remembers their promise and follows Livia, determined to protect her sister, or die with her. Together, they fight to survive through unimaginable cruelty and hardship. Magda, only 17, stays with her mother and grandfather, hiding out in a neighbour's attic or in the forest when the Nazi militia come to round up friends, neighbours and family. She escapes for a time, but eventually she too is captured and transported to the death camp. In Auschwitz-Birkenau the three sisters are reunited and, remembering their father, they make a new promise, this time to each other: That they will survive. The breath-taking new novel from the author of The Tattooist of Auschwitz and Cilka's Journey, based on a powerful true story of hope and survival. 'I want you to make a promise to me that you will always take care of your sisters. That you will always be there for one another. That you will not allow anyone to take you away from each other, ever. Do you understand?' When they are little girls, Cibi, Magda and Livia make a promise to their father - that they will stay together, no matter what. Years later, at just 15, Livia is ordered to Auschwitz by the Nazis. Cibi, only 19 herself, remembers their promise and follows Livia, determined to protect her sister, or die with her. Together, they fight to survive through unimaginable cruelty and hardship. Magda, only 17, stays with her mother and grandfather, hiding out in a neighbour's attic or in the forest when the Nazi militia come to round up friends, neighbours and family. She escapes for a time, but eventually she too is captured and transported to the death camp. In Auschwitz-Birkenau the three sisters are reunited and, remembering their father, they make a new promise, this time to each other: That they will survive.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Morris, Heather (Screenwriter)<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Echo, 2021.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2021<br />414 pages : illustrations, facsimiles ; 24 cm.<br />Tattooist of Auschwitz ; 3.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">1 reserve</span><br /><br />Chinchilla Library - (Western Downs Libraries) - Adult Fiction - MOR - In-transit from Chinchilla Library to Dalby Library (Set: 25 Nov 2021) - W00184538<br />Dalby Library - (Western Downs Libraries) - Adult Fiction - MOR - Onloan - Due: 13 Dec 2021 - W00184540<br /> Mel and Shell / Julia Lawrinson. https://westerndowns.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=252299&CF=BIB Shell and Mel are best friends, united by their love of ABBA. But when Scary Sharon decides she wants to be friends with Shell, and Mel begins acting strangely, things start changing fast. Confiding in her pen pal from 1829, Shell discovers she has a lot to learn about loyalty, honesty and roller skating. Shell and Mel are best friends, united by their love of ABBA. But when Scary Sharon decides she wants to be friends with Shell, and Mel begins acting strangely, things start changing fast. Confiding in her pen pal from 1829, Shell discovers she has a lot to learn about loyalty, honesty and roller skating.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Lawrinson, Julia<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>North Fremantle, W.A. : Fremantle Press, 2021.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2021<br />205 pages ; 20 cm.<br /><br />Dalby Library - (Western Downs Libraries) - Junior Fiction - J LAW - Onloan - Due: 30 Nov 2021 - W00184260<br /> Summer of serenity / Nicola Marsh. https://westerndowns.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=252300&CF=BIB A slick city boy with a mission. A free-spirited country girl with a cause. Fireworks are guaranteed... Upstanding principal Jay Atherton dreads the next four weeks. As punishment for crossing his bosses, he's been lumped with the inglorious task of assessing Acacia Haven's tiny school with its, dare he say, 'hippie' curriculum. With the lowest test scores in the state, it's no wonder shutting it down is practically a forgone conclusion. But then he crosses paths with a spitfire who knocks him for six - pity he's already public enemy number one... Teacher Summer O'Reilly loves her small town nestled along the beautiful coast. Returning was the best decision she ever made. The intentional living community of Serenity is thriving, and the children are its future. No way will she allow a jumped-up suit - no matter how good-looking - to close the school her precious students need. For Rayne O'Reilly, Acacia Haven has always been serene on the surface, but there's a dark secret she's kept from everyone for decades, including her daughter, Summer. But after reviving old friendships and reconnecting with the past, will she finally have the courage to tear down the walls that have kept her trapped? A slick city boy with a mission. A free-spirited country girl with a cause. Fireworks are guaranteed... Upstanding principal Jay Atherton dreads the next four weeks. As punishment for crossing his bosses, he's been lumped with the inglorious task of assessing Acacia Haven's tiny school with its, dare he say, 'hippie' curriculum. With the lowest test scores in the state, it's no wonder shutting it down is practically a forgone conclusion. But then he crosses paths with a spitfire who knocks him for six - pity he's already public enemy number one... Teacher Summer O'Reilly loves her small town nestled along the beautiful coast. Returning was the best decision she ever made. The intentional living community of Serenity is thriving, and the children are its future. No way will she allow a jumped-up suit - no matter how good-looking - to close the school her precious students need. For Rayne O'Reilly, Acacia Haven has always been serene on the surface, but there's a dark secret she's kept from everyone for decades, including her daughter, Summer. But after reviving old friendships and reconnecting with the past, will she finally have the courage to tear down the walls that have kept her trapped?<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Marsh, Nicola<br />First Australian paperback edition.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>Sydney, NSW : Mira, 2021.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2021<br />375 pages ; 24 cm<br /><br />Tara Library - (Western Downs Libraries) - Romance - MAR - Available - W00184370<br /> The fixer / Claudia Carroll. https://westerndowns.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=252301&CF=BIB Meet Meg Monroe, the fixer. If you want to get rid of someone you call Meg. (No, not like that - this would be a very different book!). Using her brilliant intuition, people reading skills and with masterful manipulation Meg befriends her mark and tells them what they want to hear, using it to convince them to see the error of their ways. She's never once found a case she can't handle - affairs, clingy former-friends, useless employees and exes that can't take the hint. But when a blast from the past turns up on Meg's doorstep, will she get caught in her own web of lies? Meet Meg Monroe, the fixer. If you want to get rid of someone you call Meg. (No, not like that - this would be a very different book!). Using her brilliant intuition, people reading skills and with masterful manipulation Meg befriends her mark and tells them what they want to hear, using it to convince them to see the error of their ways. She's never once found a case she can't handle - affairs, clingy former-friends, useless employees and exes that can't take the hint. But when a blast from the past turns up on Meg's doorstep, will she get caught in her own web of lies?<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Carroll, Claudia<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Zaffre, 2021.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2021<br />408 pages ; 24 cm.<br /><br />Tara Library - (Western Downs Libraries) - Romance - CAR - Recently returned - W00184754<br /> Barkly Mansion and the weirdest guest / Melissa Keil, Adele K Thomas. https://westerndowns.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=252302&CF=BIB An adorably funny series about a slightly odd house that's turned upside down when a stranger comes to stay. There is absolutely NOTHING weird about Cookie, Kyle, Fizzy and Lady Delilah. Except that they live in a mansion -- and they're dogs. There's NOTHING weird about their home on Sullivan Street either -- until the day a gorilla named Edmund comes to live with them. Then things do start to get a little weird ... In this sweet, goofy new series for 6+, four loveable friends will learn to get along with the strangest creature they've ever met, and discover that sometimes you can get what you want without barking like crazy -- whether it's persuading the evil bunnies next door not to woodchip your favourite stick, or convincing the fancy club at Movie Night to let your weird new housemate sit with them. Packed full of mischief, mayhem and wordplay, every book features three fish-out-of-water episodes about this loveable canine crew -- and their new friend, Edmund. An adorably funny series about a slightly odd house that's turned upside down when a stranger comes to stay. There is absolutely NOTHING weird about Cookie, Kyle, Fizzy and Lady Delilah. Except that they live in a mansion -- and they're dogs. There's NOTHING weird about their home on Sullivan Street either -- until the day a gorilla named Edmund comes to live with them. Then things do start to get a little weird ... In this sweet, goofy new series for 6+, four loveable friends will learn to get along with the strangest creature they've ever met, and discover that sometimes you can get what you want without barking like crazy -- whether it's persuading the evil bunnies next door not to woodchip your favourite stick, or convincing the fancy club at Movie Night to let your weird new housemate sit with them. Packed full of mischief, mayhem and wordplay, every book features three fish-out-of-water episodes about this loveable canine crew -- and their new friend, Edmund.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Keil, Melissa<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>Richmond, Victoria : Hardie Grant Children's Publishing, 2021.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2021<br />218 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.<br />Barkly Mansion ; 1.<br /><br />Wandoan Library - (Western Downs Libraries) - Junior Fiction - J KEI - Available - W00184257<br /> Birthdays / Sue deGennaro. https://westerndowns.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=252303&CF=BIB Hooray! It's your birthday! Birthdays are filled with party hats and cards that make you laugh. Some birthdays are for blowing up balloons and singing really loudly. Other birthdays are for dancing with friends, baking cakes and making wishes. But no matter how you celebrate, all birthdays are the best days. Hooray! It's your birthday! Birthdays are filled with party hats and cards that make you laugh. Some birthdays are for blowing up balloons and singing really loudly. Other birthdays are for dancing with friends, baking cakes and making wishes. But no matter how you celebrate, all birthdays are the best days.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>DeGennaro, Sue<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>Richmond, Victoria : Little Hare, Hardie Grant Children's Publishing, 2021.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2021<br />1 volume (unpaged) : colour illustrations ; 26 cm.<br />Days<br /><br />Chinchilla Library - (Western Downs Libraries) - Picture Book 2-3yrs - DEG - Available - W00184464<br /> Naughty dragons fire up! / Natalie Jane Prior ; illustrations by Simon Howe. https://westerndowns.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=252304&CF=BIB It's Dragon New Year, a week-long, once-in-a-lifetime event, and Ava and Jack can't wait to celebrate with Graun and Fafnine! There'll be picnics, parties, a bonfire and - best of all - a majestic fireworks display. But with two naughty dragons on the loose, and a set of self-important dragon triplets on a mission to bring them down, the celebrations soon turn into a disaster of epic proportions. Have the naughty dragons finally gone too far? It's Dragon New Year, a week-long, once-in-a-lifetime event, and Ava and Jack can't wait to celebrate with Graun and Fafnine! There'll be picnics, parties, a bonfire and - best of all - a majestic fireworks display. But with two naughty dragons on the loose, and a set of self-important dragon triplets on a mission to bring them down, the celebrations soon turn into a disaster of epic proportions. Have the naughty dragons finally gone too far?<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Prior, Natalie Jane, 1963-<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>Richmond, Victoria : Hardie Grant Children's Publishing, 2021.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2021<br />180 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.<br />Naughty dragons ; 3.<br /><br />Jandowae Library - (Western Downs Libraries) - Junior Fiction - J PRI - Available - W00184250<br /> Big Dog Little Dog / by Sally Rippin ; illustrated by Lucinda Gifford. https://westerndowns.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=252305&CF=BIB First there was just Big Dog. But then, one day, Little Dog arrived. First there was just Big Dog. But then, one day, Little Dog arrived.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Rippin, Sally<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>Richmond, Victoria : Little Hare, 2021.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2021<br />1 volume (unpaged) : colour illustrations ; 29 cm<br /><br />Dalby Library - (Western Downs Libraries) - Picture Book 2-3yrs - RIP - Onloan - Due: 02 Dec 2021 - W00184338<br /> The 143-storey treehouse / Andy Griffiths ; illustrated by Terry Denton. https://westerndowns.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=252306&CF=BIB Andy and Terry's treehouse now has 13 new storeys, including a word-o-matic (it knows every word in the whole world!); a recycling depot; a wrecking ball; a deep, dark cave with a real live, fire-breathing dragon; a too-hard basket; a baked-bean geyser (it erupts on the hour, every hour); a Ye Olde Worlde Historical Village; a fish milkshake level (the penguins love them!); a complaining room; a spooky graveyard (where its always midnight, even in the middle of the day); a toffee apple orchard guarded by a kind scarecrow; and a camping ground where you can have a nice, relaxing camping holiday - unless you get caught by hobyahs, put in a bag and poked with a stick, that is. Andy and Terry's treehouse now has 13 new storeys, including a word-o-matic (it knows every word in the whole world!); a recycling depot; a wrecking ball; a deep, dark cave with a real live, fire-breathing dragon; a too-hard basket; a baked-bean geyser (it erupts on the hour, every hour); a Ye Olde Worlde Historical Village; a fish milkshake level (the penguins love them!); a complaining room; a spooky graveyard (where its always midnight, even in the middle of the day); a toffee apple orchard guarded by a kind scarecrow; and a camping ground where you can have a nice, relaxing camping holiday - unless you get caught by hobyahs, put in a bag and poked with a stick, that is.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Griffiths, Andy, 1961-<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>Sydney, New South Wales : Pan, Pan Macmillan Australia, 2021.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2021<br />291 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.<br />Treehouse books ; 11.<br /><br />Chinchilla Library - (Western Downs Libraries) - Junior Fiction - J GRI - Recently returned - W00184699<br />Dalby Library - (Western Downs Libraries) - Junior Fiction - J GRI - Onloan - Due: 17 Dec 2021 - W00184697<br />Tara Library - (Western Downs Libraries) - Junior Fiction - J GRI - Available - W00184700<br /> Wild abandon / Emily Bitto. https://westerndowns.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=252307&CF=BIB In spring of 2011, a young Australian man travels to the USA. It is a quest of sorts, a quest as old as narrative itself: a young man striking out from home in search of experience and culture, which he associates with that talismanic word, America. Beginning in the excessive, uncanny-familiar glamour and plenitude of New York City, Will crashes with expat chef and former nemesis Paul, and his girlfriend Justine, a rising star in the art scene. From here, he embarks on a doomed road trip into the American heartland, where he meets Wayne Gage. This charismatic, fast-living and deeply damaged Vietnam veteran, collector of exotic animals and would-be spirit guide, draws Will towards the dark conclusion of his journey. Wild Abandon is a headlong tumble through the falling world of end-days capitalism, a haunting, hyperreal snapshot of our own strange times and what it means to be a tourist, or indeed a human, within them. In spring of 2011, a young Australian man travels to the USA. It is a quest of sorts, a quest as old as narrative itself: a young man striking out from home in search of experience and culture, which he associates with that talismanic word, America. Beginning in the excessive, uncanny-familiar glamour and plenitude of New York City, Will crashes with expat chef and former nemesis Paul, and his girlfriend Justine, a rising star in the art scene. From here, he embarks on a doomed road trip into the American heartland, where he meets Wayne Gage. This charismatic, fast-living and deeply damaged Vietnam veteran, collector of exotic animals and would-be spirit guide, draws Will towards the dark conclusion of his journey. Wild Abandon is a headlong tumble through the falling world of end-days capitalism, a haunting, hyperreal snapshot of our own strange times and what it means to be a tourist, or indeed a human, within them.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Bitto, Emily<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>Crows Nest, NSW : Allen & Unwin, 2021.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2021<br />435 pages ; 24 cm.<br /><br />Chinchilla Library - (Western Downs Libraries) - Adult Fiction - BIT - Available - W00184605<br /> Treasure & dirt / Chris Hammer. https://westerndowns.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=252308&CF=BIB In the desolate outback town of Finnigans Gap, police struggle to maintain law and order. Thieves pillage opal mines, religious fanatics recruit vulnerable young people and billionaires do as they please. Then an opal miner is found crucified and left to rot down his mine. Nothing about the miner's death is straightforward, not even who found the body. Sydney homicide detective Ivan Lucic is sent to investigate, assisted by inexperienced young investigator Nell Buchanan. But Finnigans Gap has already ended one police career and damaged others, and soon both officers face damning allegations and internal investigations. Have Ivan and Nell been set up and, if so, by whom? As time runs out, their only chance at redemption is to find the killer. But the more secrets they uncover, the more harrowing the mystery becomes, as events from years ago take on a startling new significance. For in Finnigans Gap, opals, bodies and secrets don't stay buried for ever. A superb standalone thriller from the acclaimed and award-winning author of the international bestsellers Scrublands, Silver and Trust. In the desolate outback town of Finnigans Gap, police struggle to maintain law and order. Thieves pillage opal mines, religious fanatics recruit vulnerable young people and billionaires do as they please. Then an opal miner is found crucified and left to rot down his mine. Nothing about the miner's death is straightforward, not even who found the body. Sydney homicide detective Ivan Lucic is sent to investigate, assisted by inexperienced young investigator Nell Buchanan. But Finnigans Gap has already ended one police career and damaged others, and soon both officers face damning allegations and internal investigations. Have Ivan and Nell been set up and, if so, by whom? As time runs out, their only chance at redemption is to find the killer. But the more secrets they uncover, the more harrowing the mystery becomes, as events from years ago take on a startling new significance. For in Finnigans Gap, opals, bodies and secrets don't stay buried for ever. A superb standalone thriller from the acclaimed and award-winning author of the international bestsellers Scrublands, Silver and Trust.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Hammer, Chris, 1960-<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>Crows Nest, NSW : Allen & Unwin, 2021.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2021<br />496 pages : map ; 24 cm<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">3 reserves</span><br /><br />Dalby Library - (Western Downs Libraries) - Mystery & Crime - HAM - On reserve shelf at Chinchilla Library - W00184544<br />Tara Library - (Western Downs Libraries) - Mystery & Crime - HAM - In-transit from Tara Library to Bell Library (Set: 29 Nov 2021) - W00184804<br /> April in Spain / John Banville. https://westerndowns.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=252309&CF=BIB When Dublin pathologist Quirke glimpses a familiar face while on holiday with his wife, it's hard, at first, to tell whether his imagination is just running away with him. Could she really be who he thinks she is, and have a connection with a crime that nearly brought ruin to an Irish political dynasty? Unable to ignore his instincts, Quirke makes a call back home and Detective St John Strafford is soon dispatched to Spain. But he's not the only one on route: as a terrifying hitman hunts down his prey, they are all set for a brutal showdown. When Dublin pathologist Quirke glimpses a familiar face while on holiday with his wife, it's hard, at first, to tell whether his imagination is just running away with him. Could she really be who he thinks she is, and have a connection with a crime that nearly brought ruin to an Irish political dynasty? Unable to ignore his instincts, Quirke makes a call back home and Detective St John Strafford is soon dispatched to Spain. But he's not the only one on route: as a terrifying hitman hunts down his prey, they are all set for a brutal showdown.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Banville, John<br />Export edition.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Faber, 2021.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2021<br />355 pages ; 24 cm.<br />St. John Strafford ; 2.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">1 reserve</span><br /><br />Chinchilla Library - (Western Downs Libraries) - Mystery & Crime - BAN - Onloan - Due: 03 Dec 2021 - W00184600<br /> Scary monsters / Michelle de Kretser. https://westerndowns.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=252310&CF=BIB From the twice-winner of the Miles Franklin Award, Scary Monsters is an affecting, profound and darkly funny exploration into racism, misogyny, and ageism. Narrated by two migrants, Scary Monsters is a political novel like no other, one that makes us laugh and despair in equal measure. Each side explores with great depth and empathy the migrant experience in the Western world and the narrowness of a society that fears the other, whether that be migrants themselves, or the scary monsters of racism, ageism and misogyny. Scary Monsters warns of evils that inhabit and are perpetrated by individuals as well as the state. It does so in a format that is strange, running contrary to the usual way a book is presented. Lili is a young woman teaching in a high school in the south of France in the early 1980s. She makes friends, dances to Blondie, tries to imagine what her future will hold and is disturbed by a creepy neighbour. Lyle is a middle-aged man working for the right-wing government in near-future Melbourne. He dresses in filing cabinet colours in order to avoid attracting attention, worries about his unruly children and wayward mother, and fears that a cover-up he's engineered at work will lead to repatriation. Is there a horrifying link between the two narratives? Peopled by mesmerising characters, Scary Monsters is suspenseful, affecting, and witty by turn. It offers a profound meditation on racism, misogyny, and ageism: three monsters that plague the world. From the twice-winner of the Miles Franklin Award, Scary Monsters is an affecting, profound and darkly funny exploration into racism, misogyny, and ageism. Narrated by two migrants, Scary Monsters is a political novel like no other, one that makes us laugh and despair in equal measure. Each side explores with great depth and empathy the migrant experience in the Western world and the narrowness of a society that fears the other, whether that be migrants themselves, or the scary monsters of racism, ageism and misogyny. Scary Monsters warns of evils that inhabit and are perpetrated by individuals as well as the state. It does so in a format that is strange, running contrary to the usual way a book is presented. Lili is a young woman teaching in a high school in the south of France in the early 1980s. She makes friends, dances to Blondie, tries to imagine what her future will hold and is disturbed by a creepy neighbour. Lyle is a middle-aged man working for the right-wing government in near-future Melbourne. He dresses in filing cabinet colours in order to avoid attracting attention, worries about his unruly children and wayward mother, and fears that a cover-up he's engineered at work will lead to repatriation. Is there a horrifying link between the two narratives? Peopled by mesmerising characters, Scary Monsters is suspenseful, affecting, and witty by turn. It offers a profound meditation on racism, misogyny, and ageism: three monsters that plague the world.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>De Kretser, Michelle<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>Crows Nest, NSW : Allen & Unwin, 2021.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2021<br />153, 152 pages ; 24 cm<br /><br />Dalby Library - (Western Downs Libraries) - Australiana - DEK - Onloan - Due: 17 Dec 2021 - W00184631<br /> Our family pledge / Emmaline Carroll Southwell ; [illustrated by] Vivian Mineker. https://westerndowns.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=252314&CF=BIB This is the perfect book for any family that wants to teach their children compassion for themselves, others and the planet. Featuring messages of kindness woven into memorable verses, Our Family Pledge is a universal set of promises designed to be practised and passed down through generations. This is the perfect book for any family that wants to teach their children compassion for themselves, others and the planet. Featuring messages of kindness woven into memorable verses, Our Family Pledge is a universal set of promises designed to be practised and passed down through generations.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Southwell, Emmaline Carroll<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>South Melbourne, Boon Wurrung Country, VIC : Affirm Press, 2021.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2021<br />1 volume (unpaged) : colour illustrations ; 27 cm<br /><br />Dalby Library - (Western Downs Libraries) - Picture Book 4-5yrs - SOU - Available - W00184417<br /> Twelve and the frozen forest / Aisling Fowler. https://westerndowns.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=252324&CF=BIB This series is set in the snowy northern forests of an imagined prehistoric world. Fireborn is an epic quest with an unforgettable new heroine named Twelve. Ember is full of monsters. Twelve gave up her name and identity to train in the art of hunting them-so she says. The truth is much more deadly: she trains to take revenge on those who took her family from her. But when Twelve's new home is attacked, she'll find herself on an unexpected journey, where her hidden past is inescapably intertwined with her destiny-and the very fate of her world. This series is set in the snowy northern forests of an imagined prehistoric world. Fireborn is an epic quest with an unforgettable new heroine named Twelve. Ember is full of monsters. Twelve gave up her name and identity to train in the art of hunting them-so she says. The truth is much more deadly: she trains to take revenge on those who took her family from her. But when Twelve's new home is attacked, she'll find herself on an unexpected journey, where her hidden past is inescapably intertwined with her destiny-and the very fate of her world.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Fowler, Aisling<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : HarperCollins, 2021.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2021<br />419 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.<br />Fireborn ; 1.<br /><br />Dalby Library - (Western Downs Libraries) - Junior Fiction - J FOW - Onloan - Due: 03 Dec 2021 - W00184553<br /> Rainbows and ribbons / Stacy Gregg. https://westerndowns.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=252325&CF=BIB The ponies are trapped in time... Gus the riding-school pony isn't having a very good day. Can Olivia and Eliza break the spell that is making him so grumpy and bring him back to the stables? The ponies are trapped in time... Gus the riding-school pony isn't having a very good day. Can Olivia and Eliza break the spell that is making him so grumpy and bring him back to the stables?<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Gregg, Stacy<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : HarperCollins Children's Books, 2021.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2021<br />124 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.<br />Spellbound ponies ; 5.<br /><br />Meandarra Library - (Western Downs Libraries) - Junior Fiction - J GRE - Available - W00184561<br /> Christmas always comes / Jackie French & Bruce Whatley. https://westerndowns.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=252327&CF=BIB It's Christmas Eve in 1932, and Joey, Ellie and their parents are droving cattle in the drought. How will Santa find them on the long and dusty road? And will there be pudding and presents and a tree in the morning? Joey knows that Christmas always comes. It's Christmas Eve in 1932, and Joey, Ellie and their parents are droving cattle in the drought. How will Santa find them on the long and dusty road? And will there be pudding and presents and a tree in the morning? Joey knows that Christmas always comes.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>French, Jackie<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>[Melbourne] : Angus & Robertson, 2021.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2021<br />30 unnumbered pages : colour illustrations ; 27 x 28 cm<br /><br />Miles Library - (Western Downs Libraries) - Picture Book 4-5yrs - FRE - Available - W00184627<br /> What do you do to celebrate? / Ashleigh Barton, Martina Heiduczek. https://westerndowns.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=252328&CF=BIB A glorious new picture book from the bestselling creators of What Do You Call Your Grandpa? and What Do You Call Your Grandma? In every corner of the globe, as years begin and end, there are many ways to celebrate with family and friends. From bestselling duo Ashleigh Barton and Martina Heiduczek comes a joyous book that explores the many different ways we celebrate the close of one year and the beginning of another. What Do You Do to Celebrate? is a fascinating look at festivities and traditions from all around the world. A glorious new picture book from the bestselling creators of What Do You Call Your Grandpa? and What Do You Call Your Grandma? In every corner of the globe, as years begin and end, there are many ways to celebrate with family and friends. From bestselling duo Ashleigh Barton and Martina Heiduczek comes a joyous book that explores the many different ways we celebrate the close of one year and the beginning of another. What Do You Do to Celebrate? is a fascinating look at festivities and traditions from all around the world.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Barton, Ashleigh<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>[Sydney, NSW] : ABC Books, 2021.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2021<br />1 volume (unpaged) : colour illustrations ; 25 cm<br /><br />Chinchilla Library - (Western Downs Libraries) - Picture Book 4-5yrs - BAR - Available - W00184619<br /> When fishes few : the story of Elena's war / Michael Morpurgo ; illustrated by George Butler. https://westerndowns.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=252330&CF=BIB Australian-Greek girl Nandi travels to her ancestors' home in Ithaca, and discovers, through a friendship with an extremely unusual flying fish, the extraordinary story of her great-aunt Elena; of how she fell in love, in the hardest of times, and how of how she became an unsung hero of World War Two. But Elena has gone missing, and Nandi has to find her. In her search, she will discover that Elena was an even greater hero than she thought, and still is... Australian-Greek girl Nandi travels to her ancestors' home in Ithaca, and discovers, through a friendship with an extremely unusual flying fish, the extraordinary story of her great-aunt Elena; of how she fell in love, in the hardest of times, and how of how she became an unsung hero of World War Two. But Elena has gone missing, and Nandi has to find her. In her search, she will discover that Elena was an even greater hero than she thought, and still is...<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Morpurgo, Michael<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : HarperCollins Children's Books, 2021.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2021<br />188 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">1 reserve</span><br /><br />Dalby Library - (Western Downs Libraries) - Junior Fiction - J MOR - In-transit from Dalby Library to Chinchilla Library (Set: 26 Nov 2021) - W00184658<br /> Beyond the mountains / Francesca Gibbons ; illustrated by Chris Riddell. https://westerndowns.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=252331&CF=BIB Imogen and Marie return through the door in the tree to a whole new Yaroslav. Miro is king, but hates it. Anneshka is no longer Queen. . . and hates it. When Anneshka hears a prophecy that she will rule the Greatest Kingdom, she seizes Marie, believing her to be key to fulfilling it, and heads over the mountains. Imogen and Miro chase after them, in hot pursuit. But what they find in the lands beyond will change everything again, and see them facing dangers they could never have imagined, both human and otherwise. Imogen and Marie return through the door in the tree to a whole new Yaroslav. Miro is king, but hates it. Anneshka is no longer Queen. . . and hates it. When Anneshka hears a prophecy that she will rule the Greatest Kingdom, she seizes Marie, believing her to be key to fulfilling it, and heads over the mountains. Imogen and Miro chase after them, in hot pursuit. But what they find in the lands beyond will change everything again, and see them facing dangers they could never have imagined, both human and otherwise.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Gibbons, Francesca<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : HarperCollins, 2021.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2021<br />497 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.<br />Clock of stars ; 2.<br /><br />Jandowae Library - (Western Downs Libraries) - Junior Fiction - J GIB - Available - W00184554<br /> Noni the pony counts to a million / Alison Lester. https://westerndowns.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=252332&CF=BIB Noni the Pony stands under one tree, and watches her two friends dance by the sea. She gives three speckled hens a ride up the hill. Come on another adventure with Noni in this delightful rhyming story. Noni the Pony stands under one tree, and watches her two friends dance by the sea. She gives three speckled hens a ride up the hill. Come on another adventure with Noni in this delightful rhyming story.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Lester, Alison<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>Crows Nest, NSW : Allen & Unwin, 2021.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2021<br />1 volume (unpaged) : colour illustrations ; 20 x 26 cm.<br />Noni the pony<br /><br />Chinchilla Library - (Western Downs Libraries) - Picture Book 0-2yrs - LES - Onloan - Due: 04 Dec 2021 - W00184400<br /> Dragon skin / Karen Foxlee ; [illustrations by Dale Newman]. https://westerndowns.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=252333&CF=BIB How to save a dragon: 1) Assemble equipment. Water, Weet-Bix, sugar, syringe, sticky tape, scissors. 2) Believe in everything. Pip never wants to go home. She likes to sit at the waterhole at dusk and remember Mika, her best friend. At home her mother's not the same since her boyfriend moved in. They don't laugh anymore and Pip has to go to bed early, turn off her light and pretend she doesn't exist. When she finds a half-dead creature at the waterhole, everything changes. She knows she has to save this small dragon and return it to where it comes from. But how? How to save a dragon: 1) Assemble equipment. Water, Weet-Bix, sugar, syringe, sticky tape, scissors. 2) Believe in everything. Pip never wants to go home. She likes to sit at the waterhole at dusk and remember Mika, her best friend. At home her mother's not the same since her boyfriend moved in. They don't laugh anymore and Pip has to go to bed early, turn off her light and pretend she doesn't exist. When she finds a half-dead creature at the waterhole, everything changes. She knows she has to save this small dragon and return it to where it comes from. But how?<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Foxlee, Karen, 1971-<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>Crows Nest, NSW : Allen & Unwin, 2021.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2021<br />325 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm<br /><br />Chinchilla Library - (Western Downs Libraries) - Junior Fiction - J FOX - Available - W00184559<br />Dalby Library - (Western Downs Libraries) - Junior Fiction - J FOX - Onloan - Due: 04 Jan 2022 - W00184560<br />