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Seree loves nothing more than eating sweet mushy bananas, rolling in squelchy mud and playing with her family in the jungle. But one day she is captured and put to work in a circus. All she wants is to find her mother, and freedom. Will she suceed.

A heart-warming story from author and Save Elephant Foundation Ambassador Irma Gold and celebrated illustrator Wayne Harris.


In 2011, Dindim the Magellanic penguin washed up on an island beach near Rio de Janeiro. He was rescued by a man called Joao, who nursed him back to health, and created a lifelong bond. Since then, Dindim has spent most of every year with Joao, leaving only to travel 8000 miles to the Patagonia coasts of Argentina and Chile. Where the Heart Is was inspired by this extraordinary true story.

With beautiful prose by Irma Gold and stunning illustrations by Susannah Crispe, Dindim’s story will capture the hearts of young readers and adults alike.


Megumi has only one wish. For the bear to come back.

Published by Walker Books, Megumi and the Bear is a heartwarming story about friendship.

Written by Irma Gold and illustrated by Craig Phillips, Megumi and the Bear is for children aged 3+.


Count from 1 to 10, or take a journey through the alphabet, and discover the wild, cheeky and delightful bugs and beasts that are hiding in the National Library of Australia. You’ll meet everything from dinosaurs, whales and tigers to unicorns, fireflies and spiders. And don’t forget to test your knowledge with the fun facts that accompany each creature. Find out why vultures vomit at their attackers, how iguanas use their tails as weapons, and which animal has a heart the size of a small car.

At the end of the book you will find information about the illustrations, selected by Irma Gold, all of which can be found in the National Library of Australia’s collections. These books are beautifully illustrated and designed with bright, clear colours on sturdy, wipe-clean pages. Young readers will enjoy Irma Gold’s rhyming text while exploring the Library’s diverse collections.