Nims Island Wendy Orr,
soon to be a hollywood movie.
Named one of the Best Books for Children of 2001 by the L.A. Times.
Shortlisted, The West Australian Young Readers' Book Award (WAYRBA)
Tomorrow when the war began, John Marzden
(Soz may be a little young for this yet.) (Fictionally set in the mountains around my home).
(The series) forms a modern classic and has been a runaway success. They were written to be accessible to teenagers, but John Marsden does not talk down to his audience and adult readers will find a lot to enjoy and appreciate here as well.
Over a million copies of these books have been sold.
The books have a bite taken out of the corner. Not sure if you will be able to get them over there.
Dig around and see if you can come up with a copy of The Folk of the Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton. A little old fashioned now.
Buggalugs Bum Thief By Tim Winton.
"Skeeta Anderson wakes up one summer morning to find that part of him is gone, something he thought he'd never miss - his bum. He discovers that almost every single backside in the town of Bugalugs has been stolen - and 496 bums is a lot of bums to go missing without a trace. It's up to Skeeta to catch the thief. And the embarrassed peope of Bugalugs find it hard to own up...
"A wonderfully silly story for kids from one of Australia's best writers."