Topic : "Environment"

Books about sustainability, recycling, habitats

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No book cover. 87206 : 101 ways to save the earth by Bellamy, David & Dann, Penny (ill)
This book deals with the fragility of our planet's ecosystem. Topics include household recycling, earth-friendly shopping tips, biodegradable products and links for further information.
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No book cover. 14291 : Adventures of Riley: riddle of the reef by Lumry, Amanda & Hurwitz, Laura (ill)
Journey to Australia's Great Barrier Reef with Riley and his family as they see what's up down under. Large areas of the coral reef are dying and they need to find out why. Joined by Wyland, world-renowned marine artist and conservationist, the crew faces giant starfish, great white sharks and even poachers in their search for answers.
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No book cover. 25258 : Adventures of Riley: South Pole penguins by Lumry, Amanda & Hurwitz, Laura (ill)
Riley joins Uncle Max on a voyage to the South Pole to find out if the penguins of Antarctica are getting their fill of krill, or whether climate change has reshaped the food web. Home to whales, seals, penguins and most of the world's ice, Antarctica is the coldest place on Earth. Riley learns valuable lessons about survival and cooperation.
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No book cover. 13351 : Animal babies in deserts by Nicholson, Sue
Stunning photographs and simple text introduce readers to the animal babies living in the desert. A playful fennec fox cub with huge ears and a charming camel calf with long eyelashes are just two of the adorable animals found in the desert.
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Image currently unavailable 15063 : Animal babies in grasslands by Schofield, Jennifer
Stunning photographs and simple text describe animal babies and their mothers in the grasslands.
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Image currently unavailable 15064 : Animal babies in polar lands by Schofield, Jennifer
Stunning photographs and simple text describe animal babies and their mothers in the polar lands.
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No book cover. 96667 : Animal babies in ponds and rivers by Schofield, Jennifer
Stunning photographs and simple text describe animal babies and their mothers found in ponds and rivers.
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Image currently unavailable 15065 : Animal babies in rainforests by Schofield, Jennifer
Stunning photographs and simple text describe animal babies and their mothers in the rainforests.
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No book cover. 2927 : Animal babies in seas by Nicholson, Sue
Stunning photographs and simple text describe animal babies and their mothers in the seas.
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No book cover. 25854 : Animal babies in towns and cities by Schofield, Jennifer
Stunning photographs and simple text bring to life six young animals that live in some backyards. Families of red foxes, grey squirrels, raccoons, opossums, peregrine falcons and skunks are included.
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No book cover. 54129 : Animal babies on the farm by Weber, Vicky
Stunning photographs and simple text introduce readers to seven, young animals - pigs, ducks, cows, horses, chickens, goats and geese - found on a farm.
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No book cover. 17 : Antarctica by McDonald, Kellie
This book contains a vast amount of information about the environment and life in Antarctica.
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No book cover. 15675 : Antarctica: ecosystems by Reid, Greg
Each book in this series deals with a different aspect of Antarctica using photographs and frozen facts. Each book contains a glossary and relevant web sites.
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No book cover. 14507 : Antarctica: the heart of the world by Tulloch, Coral
Take a journey to Antarctica with this comprehensive and highly illustrated guide. Learn about Antarctica's unique geography, its rare beauty, the captivating animal and plant life, human exploration and scientific research. Discover what it's like to live in an Antarctic station and how to survive on the ice.
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Image currently unavailable 9561 : Anthology for the earth by Allen, Judy (ed)
A collection of writings by people of many cultures and countries, including Sir David Attenborough, a Kapayo Indian chief and an eleven year old boy. All talk of the need to treat the earth with care to preserve it for future generations.
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Image currently unavailable 45647 : Are trees alive by Miller, Debbie S
Although trees are plants and humans are animals, we have many similar characteristics. This book describes those characteristics, and celebrates some of the magnificent trees that grow on our planet, along with the diversity of life that surrounds them.
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Image currently unavailable 9564 : Arno the garbo by Crew, Gary & Smith, Craig
An off-the-wall picture book about Arno who lives in the middle of his family's junkyard making him unpopular, mostly because of the smell. But, when Arno brings an exciting invention to school made from recycled garbage, the situation changes.
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Image currently unavailable 25724 : Australian animals by Mahoney, Melanie (ed) & Madden, Bec (ed)
Bright, interesting images and facts tell you about most of the iconic Australian native animals. Find out what they eat, where they live, the impact of introduced species and how you can help Australian native animals.
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Image currently unavailable 5419 : Bear with the sword, The by Cali, Davide & Foli, Gianluca (ill)
Bear has a powerful sword, which he uses to cut down a whole forest. His home is flooded soon afterwards and he is so angry he wants to find who is responsible, with an unexpected result.
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Image currently unavailable 12770 : Belonging by Baker, Jeannie
This wordless picture book, with exquisite collage illustrations, explores the re-greening of a city, the role of community and the significance of children, family and neighbourhood in changing the urban environment.
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No book cover. 18036 : Big Earth, little me by Wiley, Thom
A book to help the very young find out what they can do for the Earth. The simple flap book shows how to make the whole world a better place by doing little things in local places. Printed with organic soy-based ink.
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No book cover. 12972 : Big picture book of environments, The by Long, John
With stunning images and fact boxes, this book reveals Earth's diversity and beauty. It explores the effects of changing climate on environments around the world including the great rivers, deserts, Arctic regions, cities and forests.
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Image currently unavailable 18392 : Big picture book, The by Long, John & Choo, Brian (ill)
Description of Planet Earth's history from twelve billion years ago until now. Also includes a prediction about its future.
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No book cover. 15290 : Big rain coming by Germein, Katrina & Bancroft, Bronwyn (ill)
This book invokes both a feeling of listlessness and of expectation. The children in an Aboriginal camp in northern Australia are waiting. Uncle Stephen predicts the big wet is coming but, day after day, the hot, dry weather continues.
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Image currently unavailable 5707 : Birds: questions and answers by Collins, Fergus
Questions and answers about birds include information on bills and beaks, threats to birds and living with human changes to the environment. Colourful illustrations, fact boxes and captions are included.
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Image currently unavailable 59956 : Cardturner, The by Sachar, Louis
Alton's girlfriend has dumped him, he has no money and no job, so it looks like a long summer holiday ahead. Then he is asked to drive his old, blind and sick uncle to play bridge. His parents are desperate for him to get in his uncle's good books, but Alton soon finds himself enjoying his uncle's company, as well as playing bridge.
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Image currently unavailable 102559 : Cat on the island by Crew, Gary & Warden, Gillian (ill)
The true story of David and his father who came to Stephens Island, a remote and pristine New Zealand island, in 1894. They built a lighthouse to protect ships, chopping down the trees and demolishing the habitat of the birds. But worse than that, they also brought their pregnant cat and the island's tiny flightless wrens were wiped out in less than two years.
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No book cover. 42368 : Climate change by Woodward, John
Find out what's being done to stop pollution harming life on earth, why rising sea levels mean maps will need to be redrawn and how dramatic changes are affecting the weather, the environment and our way of life. Includes stunning photographs, charts, maps, web links and a glossary of terms.
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No book cover. 3383 : Crocodile river by Lawrenson, Diana & Snell, Danny (ill)
This is the story of a saltwater crocodile, named Cranky, and her struggle to survive. Follow her from the time she hatches until she finds a safe haven where she can lay her own eggs.
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No book cover. 19627 : Down-to-Earth guide to global warming by David, Laurie & Cambria, Gordon
Find out about the scientific basis of global warming and its effects on the weather, animals and plants. Practical steps to help are included as well as interesting facts and lots of photographs. The book ends optimistically with useful and attainable methods that can impact positively on the world.
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No book cover. 61449 : Droughts by Fradin, Judy & Dennis
Throughout history, droughts have brought dreadful devastation to a wide variety of societies. Find out about the impact on farmers, the importance of topsoil and the latest tools and technologies developed to help us survive future droughts. Eyewitness accounts and dramatic photography tell the story of the world's worst droughts.
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No book cover. 101550 : Earth by Dorling Kindersley (pub)
From vicious volcanoes to wondrous waterfalls, the terror and beauty of Earth is shown in all its glory. Contains fascinating factual information about the earth with plenty of descriptions and images.
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Image currently unavailable 22740 : Elephant alert by French, Jackie
Mozz soars through the sky in a jet, rescuing wild animals around the world. But when Elephant Island is under threat from a deadly wave Mozz needs help urging the elephants to move! Time is running out! Can she convince Leo - a boy who can talk to animals - to join her on a dangerous rescue mission?
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No book cover. 12184 : Eyes in disguise by Clement, Rod
Large and quirky illustrations tell the underwater tale of two shy and unattractive fish and deal with the issue of ocean pollution.
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Image currently unavailable 44877 : Face to face with wild horses by Momatiuk, Yva & Eastcott, John
Meet the wild horses and find out lots of information, including how they became wild, how they communicate, the difference between a wild horse and a domesticated one, and how their habitats are threatened.
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No book cover. 129 : Father Sky and Mother Earth by Noonuccal, Oodgeroo (Walker, Kath)
An illustrated book depicting environmental concerns by Oodgeroo Noonuccal, a poet and an activist for Aboriginal rights.
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Image currently unavailable 28626 : Final warning, The by Patterson, James
Max and the five other members of the flock, who can fly, are asked to help a group of environmental scientists studying the effects of global warming. The expedition seems a perfect combination of adventure, activism and escaping government forces who are watching them. But, even in Antarctica, Max is an irresistible target in constant danger. For whoever controls her powers could also control the world.
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No book cover. 1161 : Finding home by Crew, Gary & Boyer, Susy (ill)
A family relocates to Australia after a family tragedy. The parents are focussed on creating a farm and do not value the environment or interdependence of nature. Their young son is lonely and alienated, and misses his home in London. When the parents cut down a tree causing a flock of birds to die, their son makes a huge decision.
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No book cover. 88016 : First light by Stead, Rebecca
Peter is thrilled to be going to Greenland where his father studies climate change. But, on the ice cap, Peter is troubled by visions that both frighten and entice him. Thea has never seen the sun. Her people, suspected of witchcraft, retreated to a secret world deep within a glacier. As Thea dreams of a way back to the surface, Peter's search for answers takes him to her hidden world.
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Image currently unavailable 1704 : Fisherman and the theefyspray, The by Jennings, Paul
The theefyspray is a mythical and nearly extinct creature whose fate is in the hands of the fisherman. A beautifully illustrated and complicated story about issues of conservation, age and youth.
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Image currently unavailable 15215 : Forests (Habitats of the world) by Ballance, Alison
Simple text, suitable for an independent reader, with beautifully presented photographic illustrations, looking at examples of the plant and animal life that inhabit forests. Includes good information, a glossary of terms and an index.
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Image currently unavailable 15223 : Freshwater (Habitats of the world) by Ballance, Alison
Simple text, suitable for an independent reader, with beautifully presented photographic illustrations, looking at examples of the plant and animal life that inhabit fresh water. Includes good information, a glossary of terms and an index.
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Image currently unavailable 11168 : Gorilla grab by French, Jackie
Mozz and Leo are off on another awesome animal rescue mission. This time they've loaded their jet with vaccine darts to help protect gorillas in Africa. But before they locate all the primates and decide what to do with a seriously sick baby gorilla, they'll have to battle ruthless poachers!
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Image currently unavailable 15218 : Grasslands (Habitats of the world) by Ballance, Alison
Simple text, suitable for an independent reader, with beautifully presented photographic illustrations, looking at examples of the plant and animal life that inhabit grasslands. Includes good information, a glossary of terms and an index.
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No book cover. 6341 : Great Barrier Reef book: solar powered, The by Norman, Mark
The Great Barrier Reef is so huge it can be seen from space and the whole thing runs on solar power. The wonders of the Great Barrier Reef and the need to protect it are revealed through beautiful photographs, interesting information and a glossary of terms.
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No book cover. 18572 : H2O stories of water by Hamilton, Margaret (comp)
Australia is an island surrounded by ocean. Children grow up near the sea, have holidays by the sea or spend time on rivers, canals and dams. This collection of stories highlights the influence of water on children's lives.
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Image currently unavailable 15396 : Heart of the tiger by Millard, Glenda & Chapman, Gaye (ill)
A boy inherits a toy tiger who shares his experiences of a different world where there were trees. The boy comes to experience a new and vibrant world and learns about destruction of environments, aging, wisdom and new beginnings.
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Image currently unavailable 2174 : Hidden forest, The by Baker, Jeannie
Striking collages, set above and below the water level off the coast of Tasmania, tell the story of Ben, a rather thoughtless boy, who sets out to catch as many fish as he can. Unexpectedly, Ben learns the value of marine life communities.
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No book cover. 18556 : Hope Bay by Pluss, Nicole
A friendship between a young adolescent girl called Possum and Olga, a Dutch World War II refugee, reveals past and present histories, connections and relationships. Grief and loss are sensitively handled and resolved.
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No book cover. 4152 : Hurricanes by Fradin, Judy & Dennis
Find out how catastrophic storms and hurricanes form, and why they rage through the same regions. Chart the deadliest hurricanes in history and the damage they cause. Eyewitness accounts and dramatic photography tell the story of the world's deadliest weather.
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Image currently unavailable 12500 : I did nothing: the extinction of the gastric-brooding frog by Crew, Gary & Wilson, Mark (ill)
Zeek learns the fate of what might have been the last Gastric-Brooding Frog. Sadly, the frog, which may have held the secret of a cure for cancer, was known for just nine years before all trace of it was lost in the wild.
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Image currently unavailable 12332 : I said nothing: the extinction of the paradise parrot by Crew, Gary & Wilson, Mark (ill)
Young Harry tells the story of the death of the last Paradise Parrot, possibly the most beautiful of all Australian birds. While he tries to blame trappers for the bird's extinction, he soon realises that he must take some responsibility himself.
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Image currently unavailable 12333 : I saw nothing: the extinction of the thylacine by Crew, Gary & Wilson, Mark (ill)
Rosie witnessed the capture of the last thylacine (tiger-wolf) in Tasmania. She is concerned that she may have been able to do something to save it, and so save the species from extinction.
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Image currently unavailable 18689 : Inconvenient truth, An by Gore, Al
Exposes global warming and the effects and dangers we face from climate changes. Photographs depicting victims of natural disasters may be distressing to some.
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Image currently unavailable 24278 : Insects by Madden, Bec (ed) & Piper, Kylie (ed)
Uncovers the amazing world of insects that surrounds us every day, a world that we might miss if we're not looking. Wonderful photographs and interesting facts tell you about ugly looking creepy crawlies you'd rather not meet and beautiful beetles, butterflies and dragonflies. Find out how they live, where you might find them and a little about each different type of insect.
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Image currently unavailable 15214 : Islands (Habitats of the world) by Ballance, Alison
Simple text, suitable for an independent reader, with beautifully presented photographic illustrations, looking at examples of the plant and animal life that inhabit islands. Good information, a glossary of terms and an index.
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No book cover. 61571 : Jacques Cousteau: life under the sea by Olmstead, Kathleen
To show off the beauty below the waves, pioneering oceanographer, Jacques Cousteau, developed new diving technology and innovative ways to photograph underwater life. His films opened our eyes to an unknown and spectacular marine universe and enlightened us about the complexity of the oceans' ecology, and the need to preserve it.
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No book cover. 15316 : Jungle by Greenaway, Theresa & Dann, Geoff (phot)
Find out about the remarkable, colourful plants and animals of the world's jungles. See the beautiful but poisonous passionflower, the rare golden lion tamarin, the red howler monkey and a kangaroo climbing a tree. Learn about the peoples of the rainforest and discover what is being done to protect these valuable ecosystems.
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Image currently unavailable 12978 : Last polar bear, The by George, Jean Craighead & Minor, Wendell (ill)
Paddling through the Arctic Ocean in their kayaks, Tigluk and his aka, his grandmother, spot a polar bear cub on a faraway ice floe. He is all alone and has lost his mother. The world is warming and the ice is melting. Tigluk must save the polar bear.
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Image currently unavailable 8003 : Last tree, The by Wilson, Mark
A beautiful eucalyptus tree in an old-growth forest in south-eastern Australia has provided food and shelter for hundreds of years. As the forest begins to disappear, the old tree's existence is threatened.
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No book cover. 3806 : Life cycles: Desert by Callery, Sean
Fantastic photographs and fascinating facts reveal the life cycles of ten animals that live in the desert. The life cycles link together to create three food chains that interact to create a food web.
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No book cover. 7986 : Life cycles: Forest by Callery, Sean
Fantastic photographs and fascinating facts reveal the life cycles of ten animals that live in the forest. The life cycles link together to create three food chains that interact to create a food web.
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No book cover. 2391 : Life cycles: Grassland by Callery, Sean
Fantastic photographs and fascinating facts about animals that live in grassland habitats. Discover which creatures are at the top and bottom of three grassland food chains, and what happens to each stage of their life cycle.
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No book cover. 21197 : Life cycles: Mountain by Callery, Sean
Fantastic photographs and fascinating facts reveal the life cycles of ten animals that live in the mountains. The life cycles link together to create three food chains that interact to create a food web.
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No book cover. 11541 : Life cycles: Ocean by Callery, Sean
Fantastic photographs and fascinating facts reveal the life cycles of ten animals that live in oceans. The life cycles link together to create three food chains that interact to create a food web.
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No book cover. 4370 : Life cycles: Polar lands by Callery, Sean
Fantastic photographs and fascinating facts reveal the life cycles of ten animals that live in polar lands. The life cycles link together to create three food chains that interact to create a food web.
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No book cover. 11818 : Life cycles: Rainforest by Callery, Sean
Fantastic photographs and fascinating facts reveal the life cycles of ten animals that live in the rainforest. The life cycles link together to create three food chains that interact to create a food web.
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No book cover. 17430 : Life cycles: River by Callery, Sean
Fantastic photographs and fascinating facts reveal the life cycles of ten animals that live in rivers. The life cycles link together to create three food chains that interact to create a food web.
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Image currently unavailable 1145 : Little dinosaur, The by Hoy, Catriona
In a time before Australia existed, a little dinosaur with big eyes roamed the Antarctic forests, nibbling on cycads and ginkgoes. One day the little dinosaur fell and hurt her leg. She struggled to keep up with her herd. Time passed and the world changed, but the discovery of the little dinosaur's leg bone millions of years later, meant that she would not be forgotten.
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Image currently unavailable 50901 : Little Fur: the legend of Little Fur by Carmody, Isobelle
Little Fur is an elf troll who lives in a secret wilderness at the heart of a great human city. She is a healer of the environment and connected to the earth. One day, Crow tells of humans who are coming to burn the trees. To protect her home and her friends, Little Fur must venture into the dangerous human world.
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Image currently unavailable 8172 : Lockie Leonard, scumbuster by Winton, Tim
Lockie, has been dumped by his girlfriend, but his attention focuses on a local environmental disaster. Lockie wonders if he will ever get the adults to take him seriously.
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Image currently unavailable 2678 : Lorax, The by Seuss, Dr
Classic Dr Seuss rhyming book with an environmental message. The Lorax tries to warn the Once-ler of the dangers of destroying all of the truffula trees.
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Image currently unavailable 131044 : Lulie the Iceberg by Takamado HIH Princess & Aska, Warabe (Ill)
Lulie, a young iceberg, eagerly awaits his turn to break off from the Greenland Ice Sheet and experience the world. One day, he gets his wish and heads off on a wonderful adventure, showcasing respect for the environment and caring for others.
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Image currently unavailable 6597 : Mang the wild orangutan by van Loon, Joan
Mang, a beautiful old orangutan, remembers what life was like living in the lush rainforests of Borneo before he was captured and then sent to a zoo.
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Image currently unavailable 2323 : Mangrove by Kane, Glenda & Allen, Lisa (ill)
A secluded area of mangroves and the water life the trees support are about to change forever. This book looks at the cost to nature of our modern culture.
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Image currently unavailable 88899 : Mission Survival: tracks of the tiger by Grylls, Bear
In Indonesia, Beck and his friend, Peter, need to flee flowing lava, keep cool in extreme humidity, defeat the illegal loggers and avoid crocodiles and tigers.
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Image currently unavailable 15222 : Mountains (Habitats of the world) by Ballance, Alison
Simple text, suitable for an independent reader, with beautifully presented photographic illustrations, looking at examples of the plant and animal life that inhabit mountains. Includes good information, a glossary of terms and an index.
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Image currently unavailable 43056 : Nature explorer by Burnie, D & Morgan, B & Walker, R & Woodward, J
Become an expert nature explorer with fifty easy-to-do activities, which can be done in the park, the garden or at home. From studying bird behaviour to growing crystals, you will discover lots about bugs, birds, rocks, fossils and many other wonders of nature.
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No book cover. 18401 : Nature's way A to Z by Brian, Janeen & Leitch, Helen (ill)
Combining humorous verse through the twenty-six letters of the alphabet. This book shows nature's ways and how the environment works.
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Image currently unavailable 19311 : Navigators: Mammals by Burnie, David
Mammals are fantastic creatures, living in an amazing array of habitats. Join a pack of wolves on their chase for prey across a wintry landscape, glide through an underwater kelp forest with otters and sealions, and shrink down into the miniature underground world of burrowing rodents.
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No book cover. 2831 : Navigators: Planet Earth by Taylor, Barbara
Find out about Planet Earth, the planet we call home. Discover the forces that made it, its environments, weather, landscapes, resources, and the impact humans continue to have on its fragile processes.
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Image currently unavailable 5688 : Nyuntu Ninti: what you should know by Randall, Bob & Hogan, Melanie (ill)
In this beautiful, photographic book for young children, Bob Randall explains, in a simple but effective way, the Anangu people's relationship to all that is around them, and why we must learn to care for the Earth, its plants and its creatures.
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Image currently unavailable 6895 : One beetle too many: the extraordinary adventures of Charles Darwin by Lasky, Kathryn & Trueman, Matthew (ill)
Find out about Charles Darwin's legendary five year voyage to South America, his love of the natural world and how he formulated his ideas about the way the earth, humans and animals have evolved.
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Image currently unavailable 15154 : One child by Cheng, Christopher & Woolman, Steven (ill)
One child saw a world full of problems and thought, I know what to do. One child did all that she could. Just imagine if all the children of the world did all that they could. This book encourages children to take action to conserve the environment.
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Image currently unavailable 12051 : One less fish by Toft, Kim Michelle & Sheather, Allan
In this cautionary tale, human carelessness leads to the disappearance of twelve species of fish in Australia's Great Barrier Reef. A wonderfully, original counting book that goes backwards and is illustrated with stunning silk paintings.
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Image currently unavailable 73591 : One small island by Lester, Alison & Tulloch, Coral
Macquarie Island lies in the Southern Ocean, between Antarctica and New Zealand. A speck of green in the vast, windswept sea, it is a haven for many creatures that live above and below the waves. The book explores the island's unique geological beginnings, discovery and degradation at the hands of humans, and the battle to restore it today.
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Image currently unavailable 15606 : One well: the story of water on Earth by Strauss, Rochelle & Woods, Rosemary (ill)
In billions of years, the amount of water on Earth hasn't changed. There is one global well from which we all draw water. How we treat the water will affect every species on the planet now and into the future.
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No book cover. 16831 : Our world of water by Hollyer, Beatrice
Regardless of the wealth or poverty of countries, water is vital for our survival. The daily lives of six children from Peru, Mauritania, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Tajikistan and California show where water comes from, what it means to them and how they use it. The photographs and real life stories also touch on climate change and pollution.
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Image currently unavailable 9802 : Outback, The by Porter, Annalies & Bancroft, Bronwyn
An illustrated poem evoking the Australian landscape, its animals and its indigenous people. The connection between the people and the land is made with sensitivity through the language and the art.
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Image currently unavailable 892 : Permaculture gardens by Bollard, Kellie
Discover how nature works in your backyard. Compost and some vegie seeds, a shovel, hat and gloves.
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Image currently unavailable 10077 : Pied Piper of Hamelin, The by Morpurgo, Michael & Clark, Emma Chichester (ill)
In the town of Hamelin, the rich and greedy live like kings and queens, while the poor and sick scavenge rubbish tips for scraps. An orphan boy tells the classic tale of how a plague of rats take over the town and how a fantastic piper offers to rid Hamelin of its rats for a single gold coin. But, when the greedy mayor breaks his word, the piper lures the town's children away.
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Image currently unavailable 5345 : Planetwatch by Bramwell, Martyn & Burnie, David & Dicks, Lynn & Few, Roger
A comprehensive look at life on Earth, a fragile and changing place. Find out how climate change affects the world around us and what might happen in the future to the food we eat, the air we breathe and the land we live on.
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Image currently unavailable 26707 : Polar eyes: a journey to Antarctica by Patrick, Tanya & Hutcheson, Nicholas (ill)
Find out where penguins go to dance, what it's like to sleep in an igloo and how ancient ice can be used as a time machine. Take a journey through the scenes and science of one of the most fascinating parts of the planet, and try some hands-on activities. Heat-related activities may require supervision.
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No book cover. 15423 : Polar lands by Hynes, Margaret
The most remarkable place on earth has an incredible diversity of animals and plant life. Meet the people who live inside the Arctic Circle and the scientists who work in Antarctica. Information about both poles and why they must be conserved.
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Image currently unavailable 15221 : Polar regions (Habitats of the world) by Ballance, Alison
Simple text, suitable for an independent reader, with beautifully presented photographic illustrations, looking at examples of the plant and animal life that inhabit polar regions. Includes good information, a glossary of terms and an index.
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Image currently unavailable 6709 : Pow: meet the renewables by Trafford, Caren & Lance, Charlotte (ill)
A fun look at how renewable energy can help turn around climate change and all the positive ways you can help. The Renewables want to Power Our World and give everyone a bright, clean, energy-efficient, power-filled, pollution-free tomorrow.
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No book cover. 323 : Rainforests of Australia by Churchett, Graham
Colourful photographs highlight this book about the ecology of Australian rainforests.
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Image currently unavailable 15217 : Rocky shores (Habitats of the world) by Ballance, Alison
Simple text, suitable for an independent reader, with beautifully presented photographic illustrations, looking at examples of the plant and animal life that inhabit rocky shores.
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Image currently unavailable 74667 : Rufus the numbat by Miller, David
Rufus the numbat is just passing through but his quiet stroll through town causes all kinds of trouble for the people who live there. This very effective story encourages thinking about human impact on the environment.
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Image currently unavailable 12444 : Salmon forest by Suzuki, David, Ellis, Sarah & Lott, Sheena (ill)
Take a walk in the woods with Kate and her dad to find out why the Pacific rainforest is called the salmon forest and how the salmon and the forest need each other. You'll also meet fat slugs, squawking gulls and a bear that is hungry for fish.
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Image currently unavailable 19198 : Sam's bush journey by Morgan, Sally & Kwaymullina, Ezekiel & Bancroft, Bronwyn (ill)
Sam is a city boy who doesn't much care about the wonders of the bush. The shrubs are scratchy and the mosquitoes bite. Sam thinks he wouldn't care if the bush disappeared.
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Image currently unavailable 340 : Sand swimmers: the secret life of Australia's dead heart by Oliver, Narelle
A picture book that follows Charles Sturt's journey north from Adelaide in 1844 and describes the desert environment he encountered.
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Image currently unavailable 15219 : Sandy shores (Habitats of the world) by Ballance, Alison
Simple text, suitable for an independent reader, with beautifully presented photographic illustrations, looking at examples of the plant and animal life that inhabit sandy shores. Includes good information, a glossary of terms and an index.
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Image currently unavailable 4854 : Scatterbungle by Cullen, Edrei
Ella's school and the rest of the world are under attack, by Scatterbungle. The Magicals are being stripped of their powers and it is Ella's destiny as the Clearheart to stop the devastation.
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Image currently unavailable 25788 : Sea creatures by Mahoney, Melanie (ed) & Madden, Bec (ed)
Through beautiful photographs and interesting facts, find out about many of the interesting, beautiful and scary sea creatures that we might encounter in Australian seas. Discover what makes them unique and how they live.
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Image currently unavailable 16954 : Sea secrets by Wadds, Gillian M
Young Zena and her Year 7 school friends investigate a mystery that seems to indicate the presence of abalone poachers in her coastal town, a declared marine sanctuary. When a new boy at school goes missing, events unravel and interlink, causing Zena to grow up fast. She gains new understanding of her parents, her friends, and herself.
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7-9 booklist
No book cover. 12941 : Secret world of lizards, The by Claybourne, Anna
An explanation of how and why lizards behave as they do, how they communicate and reproduce, what they eat, their role on the planet and how pollution and habitat destruction may threaten their existence.
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Image currently unavailable 37103 : Shark attack by French, Jackie
A grey nurse shark colony is under attack - an old mining dam has collapsed in a savage storm, sending a flood of toxic mud towards their breeding ground! Leo and Mozz need to rescue the sharks before it's too late! But when the SkyTiger falls into trouble, will Leo and Mozz be the ones who need rescuing?
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No book cover. 25680 : Ship breaker by Bacigalupi, Paolo
In a post-apocalyptic world, Nailer scavenges for copper wire by crawling into the wrecks of ancient oil tankers that line the beaches of America's Gulf Coast. It's dirty, dangerous work. After a hurricane, Nailer finds the wreck of a clipper ship, filled with valuable goods that could make him rich. Amid the wreckage, a girl clings to life and Nailer is her only hope. He must make a choice. Includes violence. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
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7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 8990 : Something about water by Matthews, Penny & Jellett, Tom (ill)
A humorous and informative book about the importance of water in our lives. Find out about the water cycle and the part you can play in helping the planet by recycling. Small things can make a big difference.
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Image currently unavailable 9139 : Sophie Scott goes south by Lester, Alison
Sophie Scott is only nine years old but she's going to Antarctica on an icebreaker with her dad, the ship's captain. During the voyage to Mawson Station and back, Sophie keeps a diary. She makes new friends, wonders at the southern lights and even becomes stranded in a blizzard.
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Image currently unavailable 85889 : This is the mountain by Moss, Miriam & Kennaway, Adrienne (ill)
Discover Mt Kilimanjaro in East Africa and the significance it has for the wildlife that lives within its shadow, on its slopes and high on its peak.
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Image currently unavailable 52510 : This is the reef by Moss, Miriam & Kennaway, Adrienne (ill)
The Great Barrier Reef's environs and inhabitants, and the delicate relationship between the two, are explored in this unusual ecosystem. A prose poem with vibrant illustrations provides a glimpse into an unseen, underwater world.
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No book cover. 26136 : Tiger tangle by French, Jackie
Glam Rock is a famous pop star who performs with his tame tiger by his side. But Leo can sense something is wrong - Glam hasn't been telling the truth, and Leo can read the tiger's terror and despair... she's crying out for help. Can Leo and Mozz rescue her?
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Image currently unavailable 15410 : Tin forest, The by Ward, Helen & Anderson, Wayne (ill)
In the middle of a dark, lonely wasteland filled with old scrap metal lives a forgotten man. He dreams of a lively forest, full of sunshine, plants, birds and animals but always wakes to gloom. One day, he comes up with an idea to change things.
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K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 38484 : Tomorrow book, The by French, Jackie & Degennaro, Sue (ill)
When the little prince's parents leave him in charge of the kingdom, he and his friends use the ideas found in the palace library books to transform the world into a better place.
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No book cover. 18304 : Trash and recycling by Turnbull, Stephanie & Fox, Christyan
A beautifully presented book about conservation through recycling, including simple and interesting facts, an index, a glossary and web links. This book is also known as Rubbish and recycling.
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Image currently unavailable 8100 : Tree of life by Strauss, Rochelle & Thompson, Margot (ill)
A simple introduction to biodiversity, using a tree as a metaphor to explain how scientists organise life into five kingdoms, each one having thousands of species. Some species are barely hanging on to survival.
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Image currently unavailable 15220 : Tropical rainforest (Habitats of the world) by Ballance, Alison
Simple text, suitable for an independent reader, with beautifully presented photographic illustrations, looking at examples of the plant and animal life that inhabit tropical rainforests. Includes good information, a glossary of terms and an index.
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No book cover. 6440 : Ubiquitous: celebrating nature's survivors by Sidman, Joyce & Prange, Beckie (ill)
The book's title, Ubiquitous, means something that is, or seems to be, everywhere at the same time. Through beautifully illustrated poems, this book investigates the natural world, from the single-celled bacteria and diatom to the ever-present ant and dandelion, and describes how these very special life-forms avoided extinction to become nature's survivors.
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5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 498 : Uno's garden by Base, Graeme
When Uno arrives in the beautiful forest, it is full of extraordinary animals. As people and buildings appear, the animals and plants begin to disappear. Children will love the puzzles and numbers intertwined with a strong environmental message.
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Image currently unavailable 15329 : Water the amazing journey by Trafford, Caren & Eriksson, Megan (ill)
With cartoon-style graphics, appealing illustrations and interesting facts, this book shows why water is so important and how we can conserve it.
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Image currently unavailable 40020 : Water wise by Hawes, Alison
Find out why the world needs to be water wise. Presenting a global view about equal access to clean water around the world and the impact water wastage and water pollution will have, find out how each person and home can make a difference.
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3-4 booklist
No book cover. 18391 : Waves: from surfing to tsunami by Kampion, Drew
This informative, documentary style book contains wonderful, visual images of waves. Photographs portray the origin and parts of a wave, and the effects of river and ocean waves on the environment. Includes a glossary of terms.
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5-6 booklist
No book cover. 46779 : We are the weather makers by Flannery, Tim
The Weather Makers has had a huge impact on our consciousness about climate change. It has changed minds and hearts. This book speaks to the school children who will inherit the new climate which their parents and grandparents have helped to create. Provides scientific examinations and some conclusions about climate change.
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Image currently unavailable 15325 : Weather by Cosgrove, Brian
Be an eyewitness to how the weather works. Find out how clouds form, why it rains, what causes a ferocious hurricane or a roaring tornado that strikes without warning and why the climate may change in the future.
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5-6 booklist
No book cover. 82128 : Weather by Harris, Caroline
Introduces readers to the atmospheric world around them, from sun and wind to climate and temperature. You can look at snowflakes in amazing detail, discover the water cycle and learn how rain forms in clouds. The devastating effects of extreme weather are revealed, as well as how rescue services help out.
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3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 112309 : Weather or not: it's a climate for change by Trafford, Caren & Wilsher, David (ill)
Let's talk about the weather. A complex subject made easy for young people to understand, using whimsical pictures, humour, cartoons and puns. An encouraging look at global warming solutions and positive action.
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Image currently unavailable 9491 : What are Coral reefs by Llewellyn, Claire
An introduction to the formation, location, and types of coral reefs, as well as threats to them and efforts to preserve them.
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Image currently unavailable 15330 : Where does the poo go...when you flush by Trafford, Caren & Oakley, Jade (ill)
With cartoon-style graphics, appealing illustrations and interesting facts, this book talks about effluent waste, the history of its disposal and how our views are changing about the treatment of sewerage.
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Image currently unavailable 455 : Where the forest meets the sea by Baker, Jeannie
A book without words in which superb collages tell the story of a boy and his father visiting an endangered rainforest in Queensland.
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Image currently unavailable 73240 : Why the animals came to town by Foreman, Michael
Anteaters, apes and antelopes, baboons and bison, beavers, bats. Animals from all over the world have come to our street. A boy's nocturnal visit from a parade of dancing animals warns us all that the world we share is in danger.
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Image currently unavailable 4232 : Wild stories by Thompson, Colin
Meet the inhabitants of the house called fourteen and its overgrown garden. To name just a few, there's Sid the mosquito exploring the delights of the house, and Derek the rat who is sniffing out old socks for supper. Ethel the chicken is trying to persuade the world she's not an orange, while Arnold the mouse spends more time in the trap than out of it.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 466 : Window by Baker, Jeannie
A book without words showing the growth and development of a child and his environment. Superb collages tell the story.
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Image currently unavailable 12468 : World that we want, The by Toft, Kim Michelle
Nine different habitats and forty-five fascinating creatures feature in this spectacular portrayal of the rare and fragile beauty of North Queensland.
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Image currently unavailable 18453 : World-wide waste by Trafford, Caren
Through humour, environmental waste issues are discussed featuring simple, easily understood text and cartoon-style drawings.
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No book cover. 22076 : Wow: Earth by Dorling Kindersley
A visually amazing encyclopaedia all about Earth. Crammed full of incredible stuff to dip into, from magnificent meteorites to cool caves, crystals and coral reefs, all revealed in an exciting and totally different way. It's like a museum, a search engine and the world's most exciting geography field trip, all rolled into one.
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No book cover. 41815 : Wreckers by Hearn, Julie
In 1732, a mysterious box is taken from the Cornish sea and hidden in the wall of the nearby cliff-top manor house. A century from now, sixteen years after London is destroyed in an apocalyptic attack, five teenagers spend the night in the abandoned house. They discover the box and take it home. What lay within is only dormant, waiting for the time when it would be released upon the world. And that time is now.
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7-9 booklist