Tizzie Hall has gained an international reputation as a baby interpreter, baby coach, and baby whisperer. Even from an early age, Tizzie knew how to read babies body language and cries, and from that auspicious beginning she has developed a series of sleep routines that have provided parents and babies with a good night’s sleep the world over.
Australia’s bestselling babycare book Baby Love by Robin Barker is loved by thousands of new parents every year. With expert advice for the first twelve months of every baby’s life and full of Robin Barker’s wisdom and humour, this classic guide has been fully revised for 2009, including new material on nutrition, food allergy and intolerance, and updates on safe sleeping, breastfeeding, ‘reflux’ and immunisation.
This book focuses on girls’ emotional and physical development, their education, social conditioning and their relationships with parents and siblings. Raising Girls also discusses the emotional and behavioural differences between girls and boys, and helps parents to gain practical understandings of their daughter from birth through to the teenage years.
Written in the same reassuring, accessible style as her bestselling The Contented Little Baby Book, The Contented Baby with Toddler Book is full of practical tips and sanguine advice that will calm and reassure all panicked parents. A major feature of the book is the adaptable routines, specifically designed to help you structure your day and meet all the needs of your toddler and your new baby… and still have time for lots of cuddles.
Kelly Denley’s biography tells of her dream of a perfect family. This mother of eight who encountered motherhood as a teenager, recounts the emotional torment and trials to bring together her disintegrating family unit by going back to finish her HSC and then going on a year-long roadtrip by putting on hold her art scholarship.
Almost Perfect is an inspirational journey that will have you believe that anything is possible.
The first book from Sophie Kinsella’s Shopaholic series recently adapted into a movie of the same title, this film tie-in Confessions of a Shopaholic is an intriguing tale of Rebecca Bloomwood’s shopping misadventures. The retail therapy queen finds herself overwhelmed by credit card debt and figures out fantastical ways to get herself untangled by ironically becoming a journalist for finance magazine Successful Saving.
Whimsical and humourous, Kinsella takes you into Becky’s dream world of endless shopping and romance that hangs in the (bank) balance.
A debut novel by Harvard Law graduate Julie Buxbaum, The Opposite of Love is bold and sassy, clever and deeply touching with more than a few laugh-out-loud moments.
When successful 29-year-old Manhattan attorney Emily Haxby ends her happy relationship just as her boyfriend is on the verge of proposing, she can’t explain to even her closest friends why she did it. Emily’s world begins to unravel as she tries to take control of her life and comes to terms with issues she didn’t even know she had…
From the hugely popular Times columnist, this is American Fiona Neill’s Sunday Times bestselling debut novel about modern motherhood.
For Lucy Sweeney, motherhood isn’t all astanga yoga and Cath Kidston prints. It’s been years since the dirty laundry pile was less than a metre high, months since Lucy remembered to have sex with her husband, and a week since she last did the school run wearing pyjamas. Motherhood, it seems, has more pitfalls than she might have expected. Caught between perfectionist Yummy Mummy No 1 and hypercompetitive Alpha Mum, Lucy is in danger of losing the parenting plot. And worst of all, she’s alarmingly distracted by Sexy Domesticated Dad. It’s only a matter of time before the dirty laundry quite literally blows up in her face…
The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet is a story like no other: exhilarating, funny, endlessly charming and unbearably poignant. A captivating, loveable novel of stunning originality and poignancy about a 12-year-old genius mapmaker.
It is a journey through life’s mysteries great and small, and about how on earth a boy with a telescope, four compasses and a theodolite should set about solving them.
Author Vikas Swarup is an Indian diplomat who has served in Turkey, the United States, Ethiopia and Great Britain. He is presently posted in the Ministry of External Affairs in New Delhi. Originally written as a Q & A which has sold in over twelve countries worldwide, Slumdog Millionaire is an Oscar-award-winning film produced from Swarup’s first novel.
Former tiffinboy Ram Mohammad Thomas has just got twelve questions correct on a TV quiz-show to win a cool one billion rupees. But he is brutally slung in prison on suspicion of cheating. Because how can a kid from the slums know who Shakespeare was, unless he is pulling a fast one…
The Queen of the Quip Kathy Lette returns with To Love Honour and Betray: Lucy finds her life upside down when her husband of 18 years leaves her for her best friend and having to deal with a teenage daughter blaming her for everything. While her daughter puts herself up for adoption, Lucy tries to turn her life around to win her husband back by learning to be a surf life saver, losing weight and geting a job. But it’s not until Lucy makes the Freudian discovery that her new toy boy is also dating her daughter – and that he’s been paid to do so by her conniving ex as ammunition for a custody battle, that she finally learns to stand on her own two stilettos.
Nick Earls is the author of thirteen books, including bestselling novels Zigzag Street, Bachelor Kisses and Perfect Skin. As an acclaimed writer and playwright, The True Story of Butterfish is Earl’s first work to be simultaneously written as both a novel and a play.
With his chart-topping band, Butterfish, Curtis Holland lived the cliched rock dream. Residing in hotels and recording studios, travelling in custom-built buses, he got married after a soundcheck in a wedding chapel in Nevada and barely noticed when his wife left him in Louisville. But no dream lasts forever.
This is Caroline Overington’s brilliant debut novel. It challenges the way we view cases of child abuse from all perspectives. Her work as a journalist covering the real life stories of children who have suffered from abuse provides her with insights that she is able to use to write this compelling story.