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Lyrebird! A True Story

RRP $16.95

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When Edith met a cheeky young lyrebird on her garden path, she could not guess that he would one day be known as A Miracle of the Dandenongs. Soon, James the lyrebird was singing and dancing for Edith, mimicking the birdsongs and other sounds that echoed through the bush. Word of their friendship spread and people travelled from near and far to film and record James. But with people came change ... This true story, retold by Jackie Kerin and beautifully illustrated by Peter Gouldthorpe, celebrates a remarkable friendship between a gardener and one of Australias most extraordinary birds.

About the Author

Debi Gliori is the author and illustrator of many books for children, including the very popular Mr Bear series. She won the Children's Book Award picture book section, and was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal in 1997.


Name That Bird

RRP $19.95

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Name That Bird is a simple approach to identifying different species of birds that we commonly see in our own backyards. Want to know who's gracing your backyard feeders but overwhelmed by the dozens of massive field guides out there? By exploring only the most common birds likely to be seen in North America's backyards, Name That Bird takes a simple approach to discovering who is frolicking in your birdbath and which species is scrambling after your cranberry seed mix. Filled with stunning four-color illustrations and silhouettes of more than 150 different birds-along with detailed descriptions of color, markings, behavior, habitat, size, and song-Name That Bird will help you quickly and easily identify that large brown tree climber, tufted blue fruit eater, or tiny yellow groundfeeder. In addition, this innovative guide is packed with advice on:

  • Plants and trees birds love
  • Nesting and migration patterns
  • Favorite foods for specific species
  • Distinctive behavioral patterns
  • The best habitats for attracting your favorite birds
  • And much more!
Once you know just who your friends are, you can start building the perfect backyard haven!


A Field Guide To The Birds Of Brazil

RRP $369.99

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Brazil's bird diversity is one of the richest in the world. And yet there has never been a comprehensive field guide to this splendid and elusive avifauna. Until now.
The carefully vetted text and images are the first to cover the full range of bird life in this vast and varied country. The more than 1800 up-to-date accounts treat the Yellow-nosed Albatross to the Sombre Hummingbird, the Ash-throated Gnat-eater to the Black-bellied Whistling-Duck, Nighthawks and Jacamars to Motmots, Puffbirds, and Peppershrikes. They are all here--every species and many subspecies found in each region of Brazil--with special attention given to the 218 Brazilian endemics. The book is laid out so that the illustrations sit across from the commentary and the distribution maps, so it is easy to use. Also, the author uses short-hand notation throughout, to make the book compact and easy to carry when in the field. For each bird, the scientific, English, and Portuguese name are given as well as detailed information on measurement; identifying features; habitat; voice, song, and call. Distribution maps show the range for each species, also indicating seasonality and occurrence, essential for finding and identifying specific birds. From the equatorial North to the tropics, the introductory paragraphs set the stage in describing Brazil's varied biogeography, climate, geomorphology, and natural vegetation. A list of protected areas of Brazil, information on relevant national and international organizations, a bibliography and further references, and an English-Portuguese dictionary of frequently used terms enhance the user-friendly qualities.
Anyone wishing to fully explore the fabulously varied bird life of Brazil will find this light-weight, easy-to-use, attractive guide an invaluable field companion.


A Little Wanting Song

RRP $17.99

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A summer of friendship, romance, and songs in major chords. . . .

CHARLIE DUSKIN loves music, and she knows she's good at it. But she only sings when she's alone, on the moonlit porch or in the back room at Old Gus's Secondhand Record and CD Store. Charlie's mom and grandmother have both died, and this summer she's visiting her grandpa in the country, surrounded by ghosts and grieving family, and serving burgers to the local kids at the milk bar. She's got her iPod, her guitar, and all her recording equipment, but she wants more: A friend. A dad who notices her. The chance to show Dave Robbie that she's not entirely unspectacular.

ROSE BUTLER lives next door to Charlie's grandfather and spends her days watching cars pass on the freeway and hanging out with her troublemaker boyfriend. She loves Luke but can't wait to leave their small country town. And she's figured out a way: she's won a scholarship to a science school in the city, and now she has to convince her parents to let her go. This is where Charlie comes in. Charlie, who lives in the city, and whom Rose has ignored for years. Charlie, who just might be Rose's ticket out.

Told in alternating voices and filled with music, friendship, and romance, Charlie and Rose's "little wanting song" is about the kind of longing that begins as a heavy ache but ultimately makes us feel hopeful and wonderfully alive.


From the Hardcover edition.


Alberta Birds

RRP $12.99

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Alberta is a haven for more than 400 species of bird (indigenous and migratory) with its terrain spanning prairie, boreal forest and mountain ecosystems. Alberta Birds highlights over 140 familiar species. Seasonal visitors and year round residents will appreciate the map featuring prominent province-wide birding hotspots. Durable and lightweight, it conveniently folds to fit into a pocket when you want to reach for your water bottle, camera or binoculars. This is the one to take on your next Alberta birding adventure



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