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Book review: Bilby: Secrets of an Australian Marsupial, by Edel Wignell, illustrated by Mark Jackson

Wignell, Edel. Bilby: Secrets of an Australian Marsupial. Ill. Mark Jackson. Candlewick. 2011, 2015. $16.99. unp. 978-0-7636-6759-7. Ages 5-8:

The fictional story about this nocturnal creature allows for the deep blues of the sky and reds in the sand and rocks as the reader follows a baby greater bilby from birth through adulthood, about six or seven months later, in the hostile Western Australia Outback desert. 143 more words

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Book review: Big Red Kangaroo, by Claire Saxby, illustrated by Graham Byrne

Saxby, Claire. Big Red Kangaroo. Ill. Graham Byrne. Candlewick. 2013, 2015. $16.99. unp. 978-0-7636-7075-7. Ages 5-8:

An aging male fights to keep dominion over his “mob,” a group of a adult male and one or two females with their joeys or young ones in the desert of central Australia. 103 more words

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Book review: Sand Swimmers, by Narelle Oliver

Oliver, Narelle. Sand Swimmers: The Secret Life of Australia’s Desert Wilderness. Candlewick. 1999, 2015. $16.99. unp. 978-0-7636-6761-0. Ages 5-8:

Dead Heart, a desert in central Australia, looks as if there is no life present, but the author, who has explored the area, knows differently. 210 more words

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