age 6-10; SBD 2017
Issues: Being different, bullying, self confidence, loneliness, prejudice, persistence, mentoring.
Splat! A ripe Jillipoo berry hit Henty right between the eyes. “Ouch! Not again.” It was Billy Butcher and his gang...
Earlings usually have three ears but Henty has six. Billy Butcher and his gang give Henty grief, he can’t get a job and worst of all, he is his father’s shame. Henty tries his luck in the city and hits near despair when a fortunate encounter with the astonishing Magnifica turns his life around.
'The Boy who grew flowers' by Jen Wojtowicz
'Small Florence' by Claire Alexander
'Giraffes Can’t Dance' by Giles Andreae Goedecke Allan
'Wake up Little Suzie'
age13+; SBD 2017
Issues: adolescence, romance, class differences, social life, independence
Set about 50 years ago, this glimpse of teenage social life in a small English village is strangely innocent yet ...not. The village rector... Savage, Jackie
from 'You Never Met My Father' Jo Jo Publishing 2014
age15+ (VCE) ;
Issues: resilience, mental health, violence, gambling, poverty
'..Many family troubles (and many family strengths) came from the father's illness but so did many good stories!..' Sparkes, Graeme