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A Game Of Keeps

RRP $14.95

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Bright and cheerful Ashley lives with her mum and pet guinea pig, Froggie.

Ashley wants a lot of things in her life: a puppy, to be a dancer or actress when she grows up, and more attention from her mum. Most of all she wants her parents to be reunited. When Ashley is faced with major changes in her life she meets Daisy and Will, a couple from 'Aunts and Uncles'.

In them she finds a loving couple able to support and encourage her just when she needs it. But can they help Ashley develop the closer relationship with her mum that she yearns for and guide her through the changes ahead?

About the Author

Bates was born in Sydney and spent her early years in Appin, New South Wales, attending Campbelltown High School. Later she undertook teaching training in Wollongong where she received a Diploma of Teaching, since gaining a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Wollongong.

While teaching, Bates began her writing career with her first book, Terri, published by Penguin Books in 1980. Since then, she has published over 120 books,[1] mostly for young readers. Some of these books have won state and national awards; others have been translated into French, Danish and German. Her junior verse novel, Nobody's Boy and junior novel, The Shape, have won CBCA Notable Awards. Bates has received Grants and Fellowships from the Literature Board of the Australia Council for the Arts and has toured for the National Book Council.

Bates has undertaken commissioned writing for a large number of organisations and has worked on the editorial team of the New South Wales Department of Education School Magazine. She was co-editor of a national children's magazine, Puffinalia (Penguin Books) and editor of another national magazine, Little Ears.

Bates has founded several sub-branches of the Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) of NSW. She has presented community radio and television programs about children's literature and reviewed books in numerous magazines. She has also worked as a regional newspaper editor.

In 2008, Bates was awarded The Lady Cutler Prize for distinguished services to children's Literature.


Strategy Games File

RRP $14.99

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These games have been chosen or adapted from games played all over the world. For each there is a photo-copiable A4 sheet which gives the 'board' and the rules. Children then try to work out a winning or 'not losing' strategy within those rules. Leter, they are encouraged to alter them and to explore the effect such changes have on the strategy of the game. Extensive teacher's notes are included.


My First Soccer Game

RRP $19.99

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Playful text and striking photographs help young readers prepare for their very first soccer game!

This 9 x 9 paper-over-board book features bright photos and whimsical drawn images set against reassuring, instructional text. Cardstock pages include large fold-out panels which feature detailed step-by-step soccer moves and instructions. Each cardstock page folds out into a large 18 X 18 inch page filled with helpful info to prepare little soccer players for that exciting first game. Thanks to this delightfully interactive book, aspiring soccer stars can practice wherever they go!


Not A Box Board Book

RRP $15.99

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A box is just a box . . . unless it's not a box. From mountain to rocket ship, a small rabbit shows that a box will go as far as the imagination allows.

Inspired by a memory of sitting in a box on her driveway with her sister, Antoinette Portis captures the thrill when pretend feels so real that it actually becomes real-when the imagination takes over and inside a cardboard box, a child is transported to a world where anything is possible.


Posterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries 2015

RRP $383.99

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Now in a revised and expanded second edition including ten new chapters, this classic text on the diagnosis and management of posterior cruciate ligament injuries represents the state of the art. Comprehensive and used-friendly, the book covers PCL anatomy and biomechanics, diagnosis and evaluation, and both surgical and non-surgical treatment strategies. Surgical chapters discuss graft selection and open and arthroscopic techniques, including both primary and revision surgery and combined reconstruction with other knee ligaments. New chapters illustrate cutting-edge and advanced surgical techniques in reconstruction and primary repair, articular cartilage resurfacing and meniscus transplant in the PCL injured knee, mechanical graft tensioning, the role of osteotomy, treatment of PCL injuries in children, results of treatment and outcomes data in PCL injuries, clinical case studies, and the editor's experience chapter based on 24 years of treating PCL injuries. Complications, bracing and rehabilitation round out the presentation. Written and edited by leaders in the management of injuries to the knee, this will be an invaluable text for orthopedic surgeons and sports medicine practitioners alike.



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