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A Duck is Watching Me: Strange and Unusual Phobias, commentary by Bernie Hobbs

A Duck is Watching Me: Strange and Unusual Phobias, commentary by Bernie Hobbs

Do you suffer from frigophobia, carnophobia or Anglophobia? Do you fret about peanut butter sticking to the roof of your mouth? Do you secretly fear that somewhere, somehow, a duck is watching you? Everyone is afraid of something – heights, the dark, confined spaces – but what if your fear was that ducks are watching

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The Cleo Stories, by Libby Gleeson & Freya Blackwood

The Cleo Stories, by Libby Gleeson & Freya Blackwood

Cleo is about to say that she got her T-shirt for Christmas and the whole family came, even Uncle Tom from America, and now he’s going to stay here. They all went to the beach for dinner and a swim. She is suddenly quiet. Maybe the other girls will think a T-shirt is not such

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Gap, by Rebecca Jessen

Gap, by Rebecca Jessen

Looking on the streets for the hangers-on never know who’s lurking round these parts seen me leave his house round the back pale and sweaty what have I done? Ana is not a murderer, but she has killed a man. When you are young, trying desperately to survive and to protect your little sister, you

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Banjo, by Paul Terry

Banjo, by Paul Terry

When a young lawyer known as Barty Paterson took some of his poems to a newspaper editor in 1886,he didn’t think his ‘fractured verses’ would stand the test of time.  Fortunately the editor thought differently and began a publishing career that hasn’t ended. Banjo Paterson wrote poems, stories, articles and novels. His song ‘Waltzing Matilda’

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Head Hog, by Sally Murphy and Ben Wood. Available from Koala Books

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