Saturday, January 26, 2008

Australia Day

On January 26, 1788, Captain Arthur Phillip guides a fleet of 11 British ships carrying convicts to the colony of New South Wales, effectively founding Australia. After overcoming a period of hardship, the fledgling colony began to celebrate the anniversary of this date with great fanfare.

In 1818, January 26 became an official holiday, marking the 30th anniversary of British settlement in Australia. And, as Australia became a sovereign nation, it became the national holiday known as Australia Day.

We have over two dozen titles from Australia and are pleased to have been able to work with such amazing authors and illustrators, such as Robert Ingpen, Colin Thompson, Julie Vivas, Tina Burke, Alison Lester, Elizabeth Stanley, Margaret Wild, Ron Brooks, Mem Fox, and Beth Norling (to name just a few).

The following books from Kane/Miller were originally published in Australia, winning numerous awards and honors both in the U.S. and in their native country.

¿Quieres Jugar?
(Libros del Mundo)

Jack Russell: Dog Detective
(Book #1), Dog Den Mystery

Jack Russell: Dog Detective
(Book #2), The Phantom Mudder

Jack Russell: Dog Detective
(Book #3), The Mugged Pug

Jack Russell: Dog Detective
(Book #4), The Lying Postman

Jack Russell: Dog Detective
(Book #5), The Awful Pawful

Jack Russell: Dog Detective
(Book #6), The Sausage Situation

Jack Russell: Dog Detective
(Book #7), The Buried Biscuits

The Team (Book #1),
The Soccer Machine

The Team (Book #2),
Top of the League

The Team (Book #3),
Soccer Camp

The Team (Book #4),

Are We There Yet?

Bobbie Dazzler


Could a Tyrannosaurus
Play Table Tennis?

Could You?
Would You?

Crazy Cars

Dougal the
Garbage Dump Bear

Fly, Little Bird


It's Christmas

La cama grande de Sofía
(Libros del Mundo)

Let's Play
(Toddler Tales)

Little Brothers Are...
(Toddler Tales)

Little School

Little Sisters Are...
(Toddler Tales)

One Woolly Wombat

Paul Needs Specs

Sally and Dave,
A Slug Story

Samsara Dog

Sophie's Big Bed
(Toddler Tales)

The Deliverance of
Dancing Bears

The Short and Incredibly
Happy Life of Riley

Troy Thompson's
Excellent Peotry Book

When I Was a Baby
(Toddler Tales)

When Mum Was Little

Wilfrid Gordon
McDonald Partridge

Ziba Came on a Boat

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