A Year in Girl Hell Book Four: Trashed

I’ve finally made it into the shiny group. It’s great being the centre of attention, but I still need to prove myself. And maybe the only way is by doing the shinies’ dirty work. Do I want to become Alysha the Queen of Mean?

Science at Play


Simple and entertaining introductions to early science concepts:
Light, Forces, Weight, Heat.


‘A wonderful and creative way to promote scientific literacy amongst the very young’ -- David Lampard, Science Communicator, That Science Gang

My Baby Love

Come to me,
my baby love,
my morning child,
my bright-eyed dove . . .


A joyful celebration of mother-baby love, from waking at dawn to playing, meal-times, bath-time and finally – sleeping at dusk.

‘a beautifully crafted picture book . . . a wonderful gift for expectant mothers or new parents, as well as very young children.’ -- Leonie Jordan, Bookseller & Publisher

‘utterly enchanting. Quite simply, this book is exquisite.’ -- Veronikah Larkin, Melbourne’s Child

‘warm loving and reassuring . . . visually beautiful’ -- Magpies

‘a celebration of motherhood. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful.’ -- The Reading Stack

‘a glorious celebration of the joy and bond between a mother and her young baby’ -- Chris Cheng, New Kidz Books in Oz

No Noise at Our House

You have to be ever so quiet when
you come to our house.
There are animals living here.
Wild animals.
They're sleeping now.
And you couldn't - wouldn't -
want to wake them up.
Would you?


‘Costain’s rhythmic text and direct address to the reader will entice a rousing read aloud.’ -- Magpies

‘the clever, crafted text and visually vibrant illustrations bubble with excitement on each opening’ -- Graham Davey, Reading Time

The Really Big Beliefs Project

Emma Barnard and Thomas Cho (from class 6W) have chosen to write about people’s beliefs for their class project. They’ve talked to family, friends and people in their neighbourhood to discover how their daily lives are informed and affected by their beliefs. Emma and Thomas look at Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Islamic, Judaic and secular, as well as Shinto and Taoist, beliefs.


"An excellent book which will spark much discussion and thought in the classroom" -- Austral Ed Book News

Rosie to the Rescue

Rosie loves the shiny red fire engine that lives next door. Only one thing could be better – a fire engine of her own!