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The Stupendously Spectacular Spelling Bee

Author: Deborah Abela

Published by: Random House Australia

One copy to give away

India Wimple can spell. Brilliantly. Every Friday night, she and her family watch the Stupendously Spectacular Spelling Bee. When the Wimples suggest she enter the next Bee, India says she’s not good enough – but her family won’t hear it and encourage her to sign up.

There are plenty of obstacles to reaching the finals: something in India’s past has made her terribly shy, and moving on to each round involves finding the money to make it happen.

And finally, there’s Summer Millicent Ernestine Beauregard-Champion, a spoilt rich girl who is determined to win – and isn’t afraid to step on anyone who gets in her way.

The Future for Our Kids

Author: Phil Ruthven

Published by: Wilkinson Publishing

Three copies to give away

Phil Ruthven, futurologist and strategist, covers issues facing the world present and future, from: economic myths to future populations, health and longevity, ethnicity, religion and sexuality, to war, terrorism and drugs, to education and training, economic growth and standard of living.

This book is for realists and for optimists – also those pessimists who are open to argument. It covers a lot of change – past, present and future. It’s meant simply as a guide to what’s ahead with context and perspective. Ruthven doesn’t dodge the hard stuff. Wars, recessions and depressions, epidemics, the drugs scene, droughts and other disasters are part of our history and probable future.

Sorry Day

Author: Coral Vass

Illustrator: Dub Leffler

Publisher: NLA Publishing

Three copies to give away

There was a hum of excitement. Flags flickered in the breeze as Maggie’s heart danced with delight. “This is a very special day!” her mother said.

Maggie holds tight to her mother as they await the long anticipated apology to show a willingness to reconcile the past for future generations. In the excitement of the crowd Maggie loses touch of her mother’s hand and is lost.

The book includes a foreword from Lee Joachim; Chair of Rumbalara Aboriginal Cooperative and Director of Research and Development for Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation.