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The Cruelty

The Cruelty

Scott Bergstrom

$18.99
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A groundbreaking YA thriller following a diplomat's daughter from New York to Europe's criminal underworld in search of her kidnapped father. The Cruelty is the first book from a groundbreaking new YA voice: an utterly compelling thriller. When Gwendolyn Bloom realizes that her father has been kidnapped, she has to take matters into her own hands. She traces him from New York City across the dark underbelly of Europe, taking on a new identity to survive in a world of brutal criminal masterminds. As she slowly leaves behind her schoolgirl self, she realizes that she must learn the terrifying truth about herself. To overcome the cruelty she encounters, she must also embrace it.
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Mopoke

Mopoke

Philip Bunting

$24.99
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ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- Mopoke loves peace and quiet - but is he going to find it? This is a simple book that has a lot of fun playing with words and concepts, with very striking illustrations. It tells a story with very few words, and only the expressive face and body of the nocturnal bird, likewise rendered in a series of geometric shapes that still manage to capture the essence of the owl. Hard to explain without showing, but this will be such a delight to share with the pre-schooler in your life! Lindy Jones

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This is a Mopoke. Mopoke loves peace and quiet.  He is about to find out that you can't always get what your want.    Visually brilliant, and hysterically funny, Philips pictures tell a thousand words, with the support of some very sparse, but hilarious, text. This is a book destined to become a classic.
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Hooray for Birds!

Hooray for Birds!

Lucy Cousins

$24.99
<b>In an exuberant display of color, Lucy Cousins invites little ones to imagine themselves as brilliant birds.</b> Birds of all feathers flock together in a fun, rhyme-filled offering by the creator of Maisy. From the rooster's <i> cock-a-doodle-doo </i> at dawn to the owl's nighttime <i> tuwit, tuwoo, </i> the cheeps and tweets of many bright and beautiful avian friends will have children eager to join in as honorary fledglings. This day in the life of birds will hold the attention of even the smallest bird-watchers, whether at storytime or just before settling into their cozy nests to sleep.
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Echidna Jim Went for a Swim

Echidna Jim Went for a Swim

Phil Cummings ,  Laura Wood

$14.99
Its a fun day at the beach for all the animals! They splash and surf and paddle and bob with their blow-up beach toys. But what will happen when prickly Echidna Jim joins in?
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Babar's Guide to Paris

Babar's Guide to Paris

Laurent de Brunhoff

$24.99
Who better to guide anyone around Paris than Babar, that beloved Francophile elephant? His youngest daughter, Isabelle, is going to Paris alone for the first time, and he tells her how to feel at home there. He explains that to enjoy Paris to the fullest, it's as important to go to cafes and street markets as it is to see the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame. Readers young and old will benefit from the inside advice he offers in Babar's Guide to Paris. Laurent de Brunhoff's glorious paintings of the City of Light are the culmination of his long career of chronicling the life and opinions of Babar, who has been called the most famous Frenchman in the world.
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100 Women Who Made History: Meet the Women Who Changed the World

100 Women Who Made History: Meet the Women Who Changed the World

DK

$29.99
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ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- A bright look at some of the women who have made their mark upon the world (and not just the Europeans!) Starts at Sappho, and ends with Marta (who I didn't know, but as she plays soccer, I'm afraid I wouldn't!) Arranged in groups of creatives, scientists, campaigners, leaders and sports, with plenty of illustrations. Small paragraphs and facts, including a summarising of their impact and the context of their achievements, rather than scads of text, so this is good for young-to-middle primary ages. Lindy Jones

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If you thought that it was a man's world, think again! 100 Women Who Made History is the exciting story of the women who changed the world, from Anne Frank to J.K. Rowling.  Meet the most talented and famous women in history, from politics, science, business, and the arts, from exciting entrepreneurs to clever creative. Discover landmark moments in the lives of amazing historical women from Joan of Arc to Marie Curie, up to and including modern game-changers such as Maya Angelou, Angela Merkel, Serena Williams, and Malala Yousafzai.  With beautiful photography and fun illustrations, 100 Women Who Made History is a fascinating look at the pioneering and inspiring women in history, from ancient Greece to the present day.  100 Women Who Made History  is the perfect book of history for kids aged 9 and up as they discover women who left their mark.
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The Everywhere Bear

The Everywhere Bear

Julia Donaldson

$24.99
The Everywhere Bear has a home on a shelf But he doesn't spend very much time by himself, For each boy and girl in the class is a friend And he goes home with one of them every weekend. The Everywhere Bear has a wonderful time with the children in Class One, but one day he gets more than he bargained for when he falls unnoticed from a backpack and embarks on his own big adventure! He's washed down a drain and whooshed out to sea, rescued by a fishing boat, loaded onto a lorry, carried off by a seagull ...how will he ever make it back to Class One? The Everywhere Bear is a warm and engaging story from Julia Donaldson and Rebecca Cobb, the creators of The Paper Dolls, which has sold over 200,000 copies worldwide and was shortlisted for the Kate Greenway Medal.
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The Unexpected Love Story of Alfred Fiddleduckling

The Unexpected Love Story of Alfred Fiddleduckling

Timothy Basil Ering ,  Timothy Basil Ering

$24.99
ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- Captain Alfred is sailing home, with a precious gift for his wife, when a storm upsets his boat. The egg hatches in the captain's fiddlecase, and the duckling finds himself alone upon the sea. When he finds a mysterious object, he falls in love with it, but more importantly learns it makes beautiful sounds. Cast ashore, Alfred Fiddleduckling has more troubles in store, but discovers that music, indeed, does soothe the savage beast… Exuberant and expressive illustrations, and a happy ending! Ages 4-6. Lindy Jones

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A duckling lost at sea discovers his musical talent in this enchanting, heart-warming story from Timothy Basil Ering.  Through an exhilarating read-aloud text and extraordinary artwork, award-winning author-illustrator Timothy Basil Ering shares a thrilling and fantastical story of a farmer, a dancing dog, a fiddle, and one brave, tiny musical duckling that will warm the heart. Captain Alfred is sailing home with new ducks for his farm when his little boat is caught in an unexpected and mighty storm. Everything aboard the ship is flung to the far reaches of the sea, including the very special and beautiful duck egg he had nestled safely inside his violin case. But perhaps all is not lost...
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The Great Shelby Holmes: Girl Detective

The Great Shelby Holmes: Girl Detective

Elizabeth Eulberg ,  Matt Robertson

$14.99
Shelby Holmes is not your average nine-year-old. For one, she happens to be the best detective her neighbourhood has ever seen, using her uncanny analytical mind and sassy attitude to solve crimes which stump even the police department. But when eleven-year-old John Watson moves in to her block of flats, Shelby finds a solution to the one puzzle that's eluded her up until now: friendship. This dynamic duo find themselves swept up in a dog-napping case that'll take both their talents to crack.
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Who Let the Gods Out?

Who Let the Gods Out?

Maz Evans

$14.99
Elliot's mum is ill and his home is under threat, but a shooting star crashes to earth and changes his life forever. The star is Virgo - a young Zodiac goddess on a mission. But the pair accidentally release Thanatos, a wicked death daemon imprisoned beneath Stonehenge, and must then turn to the old Olympian gods for help. After centuries of cushy retirement on earth, are Zeus and his crew up to the task of saving the world - and solving Elliot's problems too?
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The Night Gardener

The Night Gardener

Terry Fan ,  Eric Fan

$24.99
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In the spirit of 'Goodnight Moon' and 'The Curious Garden' comes a stunning debut picture book filled with whimsy and creativity from brothers Terry and Eric Fan. One day, William discovers that the tree outside his window has been sculpted into a wise owl. In the following days, more topiaries appear, and each one is more beautiful than the last. Soon, William's grey little town is full of colour and life. And though the mysterious night gardener disappears as suddenly as he appeared, William and his town are changed forever. With breathtaking illustrations and spare, sweet text, this masterpiece about enjoying the beauty of nature is sure to become an instant classic.
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The Secret of the Black Bushranger

The Secret of the Black Bushranger

Jackie French

$14.99
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ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- One of our most prolific and respected authors has continued her series of early colonial historical stories (following Birrung the Secret Friend and Barney and the Secret of the Whales) this time turning her pen to the story of ex-slave John Black Caesar, Australia's first recorded bushranger. Barney has a bit of land and is farming it, but he remembers the lessons he learnt from his master Richard Johnson. Black Caesar might be a thief or a villain, but first and foremost he is a man - something the goodhearted Barney keeps in mind when the bushranger enters his life. French excels in making history come to life for younger readers, and this is no exception! Lindy Jones

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The third in a series that explores our secret history By the 1790s orphaned Barney Bean finally has his own farm in the early NSW colony. All his dreams are coming true!  But now we are to learn of Barney's biggest secret yet: how he helped Australia's first bushranger escape. Was Black Caesar a wronged man, an ex-slave who vowed to be free? Or was he a laughing villain, a trickster who planned to terrorise the colony? And in helping him, did Barney do right or wrong? You decide. Ages: 7-10
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Australia's Great War 1917

Australia's Great War 1917

Kelly Gardiner

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The German planes patrolled in hunting squads. They flew fast fighting craft streaking across the sky in tight formation. The greatest of them was the Red Baron, the deadliest ace on the Front. Hed shot down twenty-one of our planes ina single month. And now were were in his firing line. The war in France rages in the skies, and support for the war in Australia turns cold. Alex flies high above the trenches of the Western Front, while a world away his sister Maggie finds herself in the midst of political upheaval. Somehow, both must find the courage to fight on.
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History Mysteries: Diamond Jack

History Mysteries: Diamond Jack

Greenwood Mark

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In March 1942, an aircraft prepares for a desperate midnight escape, taking refugees to safety in Australia. Just before take-off, the pilot is entrusted with a mysterious, wax-sealed package.But when the plane is shot down by the enemy and crash lands on the Kimberley coast, the package is forgotten. Until someone stumbles across the find of a lifetime ...
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History Mysteries: The Lost Explorer

History Mysteries: The Lost Explorer

Mark Greenwood

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In 1848 the famous explorer Ludwig Leichhardt sets out on an epic journey. His aim is to cross Australia from east to west, but he never reaches his destination and no one from his expedition is ever seen again. Countless search parties set out to look for the expedition but no trace is ever found. Until a young boy is given an artefact with an incredible story ...
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Alice-Miranda Holds the Key 15

Alice-Miranda Holds the Key 15

Jacqueline Harvey

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Alice-Miranda is home for the holidays! In a startling turn of events, Alice-Miranda unexpectedly finishes the school term earlier than planned. Holidays should be a time for fun and a chance to catch up with friends, but it seems all is not well at Highton Hall. There is trouble afoot with the family business and it's got everyone worried. Scores of people have been struck down with a mystery illness and it looks as if Kennington's may be responsible. Meanwhile, there is an annual garden party to prepare for. And the whole village is invited! Throw in an intriguing neighbour, a runaway and a swindler and it may be the perfect recipe for disaster. Alice-Miranda will have to trust her intuition to find the key to unlock this mystery.
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A Shadow's Breath

A Shadow's Breath

Nicole Hayes

$19.99
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Then, things were looking up for Tessa. Her mum was finally getting back on track. Tessa had started seeing Nick. She was making new friends. She'd even begun to paint again. Now, Tessa and Nick are trapped in the car after a corner taken too fast. Injured, stranded in the wilderness, at the mercy of the elements, the question becomes one of survival. But Tessa isn't sure if she wants to be found. Not after what she saw. Not after what she remembered.
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Before You Forget

Before You Forget

Julia Lawrinson

$19.99
Year Twelve is not off to a good start for Amelia. Art is her world, but her art teacher hates everything she does; her best friend has stopped talking to her; her mother and father may as well be living in separate houses; and her father is slowly forgetting everything. Even Amelia.
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The Story of Australia

The Story of Australia

Robert Lewis

$34.99
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ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- This illustrated history has been done in conjunction with the Museum of Australia, and is a sweeping look at the key events and people who contributed to our country. It starts with the geological formation of the continent, progresses on to Indigenous people and their impact, before settling in to a chronological view of European history (although not ignoring Indigenous contributions and interactions). Lavishly illustrated, with a clear and accessible text, this is both interesting and colourful, and a good overview for older readers. Lindy Jones

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Produced in partnership with the National Museum of Australia, The Story of Australia is an accessible, essential history resource for every home  How did Australia's earliest human inhabitants reach the island continent?  Which discovery ushered in a new era of immigration, prosperity and technological advancement?  How did a far-flung colony and military outpost transform into one of the wealthiest and most peaceful nations in the modern world?  Dip into the pages to discover these answers and more...

This detailed illustrated history of Australia journeys from the formation of the continent to the growth of a modern, thriving nation. Clear, accessible text offers explanations of key events and the people behind them. From the enduring cultures of Australia's Indigenous people, European exploration and colonisation, and the tragic impacts of two world wars, The Story of Australia concludes with the exciting fast-paced development of the last decades of the 20th century. Produced in partnership with the National Museum of Australia, The Story of Australia draws on the museum's rich collection of objects, photographs and artefacts. 

Entertaining, colourful and inviting, The Story of Australia is the essential history resource for every home and library.
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This is Banjo Paterson

This is Banjo Paterson

Tania McCartney ,  Christina Booth

$24.99
Age range: 4 to 8 Andrew Barton 'Banjo' Paterson was a man of many talents and accomplishments. In his lifetime, he fulfilled the roles of poet, lyricist, journalist, correspondent, speaker, author, clerk, solicitor, ambulance driver, soldier, sportsman, jockey, horse vet, bushman, farmer and radio commentator. He was a fine sportsman and loved hunting and fishing, but his great love was horses and the Australian bush. He travelled the world and lived a life of great creative passion, and his story is something that intrigues both adults and children alike, leaving a cultural legacy that continues to this day through his books, his poetry and, of course, Waltzing Matilda. This charming picture book for young children is a celebration of a man who became a world-traveller, hobnobbing with the glittering literati, but who still remained true to his roots, with a lifelong love of the Australian bush-something that called to him throughout his life. Children can join Banjo, his family, dog and neighbourhood friends, as they recount the life of Banjo Paterson with an afternoon of backyard playtime that truly typifies childhood. Illustrations by the award-winning Christina Booth are age-appropriate, active and heart-warming, making this impressive biography accessible to even the youngest of children. Teachers Notes available
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Australian Story: An Illustrated Timeline

Australian Story: An Illustrated Timeline

Tania McCartney

$19.99
Age range: 6-10 Once there was nothing. Then there was something... Come on a fascinating journey through time - from the explosive beginnings of our planet through the formation of the Australian landscape, from the deeply entrenched history of our Indigenous people to modern-day Australia. Beginning with the creation of our country's landmass and climate, Australian Story: An Illustrated Timeline presents the key moments in our country's geographical, faunal and floral formation, and later human settlement. Featuring succinct entries on historical moments over the past 47 billion years, Australian Story covers such topics as ecological change, social upheaval, politics, invention, the industrial age, war, immigration, celebration, culture and modern technology - and presents them in a way that is visual, fun and thoroughly entertaining for children. Illustrated with a striking collection of photographs and images from the NLA's collection, this is history for children like never before. A fascinating snapshot of our country, Australian Story tells who we once were, who we are today... and where we are going. Originally published in 2012, Australian Story is now brought up to date with events up to 2016 and a new cover.
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St Grizzles School for Girls, Goats and Random Boys

St Grizzles School for Girls, Goats and Random Boys

Karen McCombie ,  Becka Moor

$12.99
When Dani's mum gets the chance to study penguins in the Antarctic, she decides the best place for eleven-year-old Dani is a strict girls' boarding school where - uh-oh! - students wear smart uniforms that includes SKIRTS! Having failed to change Mum's mind, Dani finds herself having to say goodbye to Granny Viv, her dog Downboy and best friend Arch. But when they arrive at St Grizelda's it seems that there's been some drastic changes; gone are the uniforms and the rules, and in are chaos, anarchy and, er, goats. Surely Mum's not going to leave her at the mercy of a crazy head-butting goat, a bunch of eight-year-olds masquerading as mutant goblins and a head teacher wearing a crown of picnic cutlery? But as a homesick Dani waits for Mum to make alternative arrangements, the madness of St Grizzle's begins to warm Dani's heart...With a definite whiff of St Trinian's about it, St Grizzle's is a laugh-out-loud middle grade read by best-selling author Karen McCombie, perfect for fans of A Murder Most Unladylike and Scarlet and Ivy.
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The Grand, Genius Summer of Henry Hoobler

The Grand, Genius Summer of Henry Hoobler

Lisa Shanahan

$14.99
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It struck Henry that perhaps he was waiting for the exact right moment to be daring and brave. The exact right moment where he felt no worry at all, not one tiny flicker. But what if that moment never came?..Henry Hoobler is a reluctant adventurer who is worried about his summer holiday camping at the beach: bugs, spiders, snakes, stingers, blue-ringed octopi or sharks. Worst of all, his family and friends are pushing him to ride his new silver bike - without training wheels. But when Henry meets Cassie, he discovers that courage is there to be found when you have a friend who is straight-up and true...A joyous, heart-warming story from the much-loved author of My Big Birkett.
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The Secret of Nightingale Wood

The Secret of Nightingale Wood

Lucy Strange

$16.99
1919. Mama is ill. Father has taken a job abroad. Nanny Jane is too busy to pay any attention to Henrietta and the things she sees - or thinks she sees - in the shadows of their new home, Hope House. All alone, with only stories for company, Henry discovers that Hope House is full of strange secrets: a forgotten attic, ghostly figures, mysterious firelight that flickers in the trees beyond the garden. One night she ventures into the darkness of Nightingale Wood. What she finds there will change her whole world ...
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Maresi: The Red Abbey Chronicles

Maresi: The Red Abbey Chronicles

Maria Turtschaninoff ,  Annie Prime

$16.99
Maresi came to the Red Abbey in the Hunger Winter. Before then, she had only heard rumours of its existence in secret folk tales. In a world where girls aren't allowed to learn or do as they please, an island inhabited solely by women sounded like a fantasy. But now Maresi is here, and she knows it is real. She is safe. Then one day Jai - tangled fair hair, clothes stiff with dirt, scars on her back - arrives on a ship. She has fled to the island to escape terrible danger and unimaginable cruelty. And the men who hurt her will stop at nothing to find her. Now the women and girls of the Red Abbey must use all their powers and ancient knowledge to combat the forces that wish to destroy them. And Maresi, haunted by her own nightmares, must confront her very deepest, darkest fears. A story of friendship and survival, magic and wonder, beauty and terror, Maresi will grip you and hold you spellbound.
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Trouble Tomorrow

Trouble Tomorrow

Terry Whitebeach ,  Sarafino Wani Enadio

$16.99
Based on a true story, this compelling novel tells an incredible tale of courage, resilience and hope, about a Sudanese boy who survives civil war, a treacherous journey and many years in a refugee camp before finding peace.

Obulejo dreams he is standing by the stream with his friend Riti, hauling in spangled tilapia fish, one after the other ... Tat-tat-tat-tat! Brrrmm! Rrrrr! Ul-lu-lu-lu-lah! Obulejo slams awake, heart racing, and scrambles up off his mat. Gunshots and screams jab the air. Flashes of light pierce the darkness. The Rebels! Run!

Obulejo's name means 'trouble tomorrow' in the Ma'di language, and there is plenty of trouble for sixteen-year-old Obulejo when his town is attacked by Rebel troops. Separated from family and close friends, Obulejo flees into the hills and then makes a terrifying journey, full of danger from wild animals and pursuing soldiers. Once across the border in a refugee camp, he is safer but has no future - until he joins a pioneering peace education program and begins to find ways to create a more hopeful life for himself and others.
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Platypus

Platypus

Sue Whiting ,  Mark Jackson

$16.99
This fantastic title in the Nature Storybooks series is about one of Australia's most puzzling and unique animals - the platypus. Now in paperback!

Platypus leaves his burrow in the riverbank and dives into the cool green pool. It is dusk and he is hungry. Platypus is always busy, always moving, looking for his next meal. Follow platypus as he plays, swims, dives and scurries around his riverbank home.
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One Keen Koala

One Keen Koala

Margaret Wild ,  Bruce Whatley

$16.99
One keen koala and all the animal friends are ready for school!    Count along in this beautiful introduction to the fun of school from two of Australias favourite award-winning picture book creators.
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Wipeout: Seven Signs #3

Wipeout: Seven Signs #3

Michael Adams

$14.99
Exploding oil wells. Millions of cars out of control. Two DARE winners in mortal danger. After Andy and Dylan are caught in a fiery explosion, Zander, JJ, Yasmin, Mila and Isabel realise their only chance to stop the next attack is to get one step ahead of The Signmaker.But the evil mastermind is far from their only problem, with the DARE winners now on the run from police, government agents and sinister suited thugs.Nowhere is safe. No-one can be trusted.Can they stay free long enough to decode the Third Sign, stop the next attack and reveal The Signmakers true identity? If you could be a hero, would you DARE?Seven Signs. Five days left to save the world.
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71 Sheep Try Soccer

71 Sheep Try Soccer

Pablo Albo ,  Guridi

$26.95
Sheep aren't exactly renowned for their organisation skills, so when 71 sheep arrange a game of soccer, things are always going to get interesting. When their ball gets stuck in a tree, how will all the sheep cooperate to retrieve it? And when an unexpected danger presents itself, how will the sheep organise themselves to stay safe... and finish their game of soccer? 71 Sheep try soccer is a quirky and humorous book, showing young readers how unexpected challenges can be triumphed by imagination and cooperation. Teachers notes available.
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Little Women

Little Women

Louisa May Alcott ,  Francesca Rossi

$34.99
From the time it was written back in 1868, Louisa May Alcott's Little Women has enchanted young readers, who identify with the realistic and lively personalities of the four March sisters. Growing up as the Civil War rages, Jo, Meg, Beth, and Amy face the challenges and difficulties of life and, sometimes, each other. Francesca Rossi s wonderful illustrations are perfect for the contemporary audience.
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Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo

Laurence Anholt

$16.99
The next title in the best-selling Anholt's Artists series. When Mariana goes to Frida Kahlo's house to be painted by the famous Mexican artist, she is scared. She's a bit afraid of the beautiful woman with her exotic pets and her 'frog-toad' - and she's heard that Frida keeps a skeleton in her bedroom. But as Frida paints Mariana, their friendship blossoms. Frida tells Mariana about her life and the terrible accident that almost killed her, while Mariana discovers how love, creativity, determination and, above all, courage, can give you wings to fly.
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Sporty Kids: Little Athletics!

Sporty Kids: Little Athletics!

Felice Arena

$9.99
Lucy willed herself to run faster. But the girl was sprinting ahead of her! This can't be happening, she thought. Lucy loves being a champion at Little Athletics. But what if she can't win first place?
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If I Had a Dinosaur

If I Had a Dinosaur

Alex Barrow ,  Gabby Dawnay

$24.99
A little girl dreams of having her very own pet. But what kind of animal would make the best companion? A mouse is too small; a cat is too ordinary; and a fish is too...wet! As she plays with her toy dinosaur, inspiration strikes. What about a real, live dinosaur? She could ride it to school. It would need lots of food to eat, a swimming pool to drink from, and a dino flap so it could come and go. At the end of a day spent busily imagining, the girl trudges up to bed with her little plastic dinosaur. As she falls asleep, the dinosaur from her daydreams stands in the garden with its head poking through the bedroom window, making her dreams come true.
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Colours

Colours

Emily Bolam ,  Emily Bolam

$12.99
Colours is a delightful first concept board book for older babies, with bright, bold illustration by Emily Bolam. With embossing throughout for little ones to touch and feel and simple words to encourage language skills and recognition of familiar objects, this is the perfect introduction to colours. Titles to collect: Animals
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Animals

Animals

Emily Bolam ,  Emily Bolam

$12.99
Animals is a delightful first concept board book for older babies, with bright, bold illustration by Emily Bolam. With embossing throughout for little ones to touch and feel and simple words to encourage language skills and recognition of familiar objects, this is the perfect introduction to animal textures. Titles to collect: Colours
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Famous Fails!: Mighty Mistakes, Mega Mishaps, & How a Mess Can Lead to Success!

Famous Fails!: Mighty Mistakes, Mega Mishaps, & How a Mess Can Lead to Success!

Crispin Boyer

$22.99
This fun book of quirky failures and famous flops will keep kids laughing while they learn the importance of messing up in order to get it right. Science, architecture, technology, entertainment there are epic fails and hilarious goof-ups from every important field. Silly side features help to analyze the failures: "Lesson Learned," "It Could be Worse!," "Losing Combinations," and a "Fail Scale" help readers navigate the different kinds and scopes of the mistakes made. Read to learn what went wrong, what went right, and what kids can learn from each failed attempt.
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With My Mummy

With My Mummy

James Brown ,  Cally Johnson-Isaacs

$14.99
Days with my mummy are always such fun, and ever so special together, as one. From playing in the park to cuddles at bedtime, being with Mummy makes every moment of every day special. A touching celebration of the special relationship between mother and child. Warmly told in gentle rhyme by James Brown and brought to life with charming illustrations by Cally Johnson-Isaacs. With My Mummy is a heartwarming picture book and the perfect gift to share time and time again. Companion title, With My Daddy, also available.
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Goodnight Moon

Goodnight Moon

Margaret Wise Brown ,  Clement Hurd

$14.99
Chosen as one of BookTrust and Supernanny Jo Frost's Best Bedtime Reads for Newborns. This gentle bedtime story, which has lulled generations of children to sleep, is the perfect first book to share at bedtime. Now with a beautiful gold stamp to celebrate the 70th anniversary of this classic story. In a great green room a little bunny is tucked up snugly and safely in bed and is getting ready to say goodnight to all the familiar things in his room, one by one. Margaret Wise Brown's comforting, rhythmical text accompanied by the warmth of Clement Hurd's classic mid-century illustrations make Goodnight Moon a timeless picture book, which is known and loved around the world. Printed now with a beautifully vivid orange pantone ink to recapture the magic of the 1947 original, Goodnight Moon makes the perfect birthday or christening gift.
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At the Zoo I See

At the Zoo I See

Joshua Button ,  Robyn Wells

$9.99
Age range 3 to 8 This delightful book for early childhood will enthrall young children and their older readers. The vibrant illustrations are accompanied by a soft lyrical text and together they introduce some of the diverse native and exotic animals to be found in Australian zoos. The 'doleful lion', the 'pacing jaguar', the 'trumpeting elephant' and the 'cheeky cassowary' are just some of the zoo animals that will tug at the heartstrings in this fabulous animal parade.
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The 12th Dog

The 12th Dog

Charlotte Calder ,  Tom Jellett

$14.99
In the summer holidays, a game of backyard cricket brings the whole neighbourhood together, and no one loves the game more than Arlo the dog. He's the fastest fielder there is, but there's a big problem: he never gives up the ball! Forced to watch from the sidelines, Arlo is determined to get back on the team - he just needs to prove that he is a great cricketer after all. THE 12th DOG captures the joy of backyard cricket and the hilarity of owning a dog.
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A Is for Alice: An Alphabet Book

A Is for Alice: An Alphabet Book

Lewis Carroll

$14.99
A is for Alice: An Alphabet Book is a delightful introduction to the alphabet, using characters and objects from Lewis Carroll's iconic Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass. A is for Alice, E is for for Egg (Humpty Dumpty of course), Q is for the Queen, not forgetting R for the Rabbit who started off the whole adventure. With charming, traditional colour illustrations by Sir John Tenniel and beautiful Victorian-style decorations and backgrounds, this is a really special book for young children and, together with One White Rabbit: A Counting Book, forms a classy introduction to the classic Macmillan Alice.
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One White Rabbit: A Counting Book

One White Rabbit: A Counting Book

Lewis Carroll

$14.99
One White Rabbit: A Counting Book is a delightful introduction to numbers and counting uses characters and object from Lewis Carroll's iconic Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass. From 'One White Rabbit for Alice to follow' to 'Five grins from the Cheshire Cat', and 'Nine tarts made by the Queen', this is a really charming book. The traditional illustrations are by Sir John Tenniel, supplemented by additional pictures in Tenniel's style and beautiful Victorian-style decorative motifs. This is a really special book for young children and together with A is for Alice: An Alphabet Book, forms a classy introduction to the classic Macmillan Alice.
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Take the Key and Lock Her Up: Embassy Row #3

Take the Key and Lock Her Up: Embassy Row #3

Ally Carter

$19.99
Centuries ago, the royal family of Adria was killed... or so everyone thought.Now Grace Blakely knows the truth:There was one survivor, and that survivor's blood runs through her veins. This simple fact could cause a revolution-which is why some people will stop at nothing to keep it from coming to light.There is only one way for Grace to save herself, save her family, and save the boy she loves. She must outmaneuver her foes, cut through the web of lies that has surrounded her for years, and go back to the source of all her troubles, despite the risk.If she wins, she will inherit a throne.And if she loses, she will inherit the fate of all the dead princesses who came before her.
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See How They Run: Embassy Row #2

See How They Run: Embassy Row #2

Ally Carter

$16.99
Some secrets are better left unfound. For the past three years, Grace Blakely has been desperate to find out the truth about her mothers murder. She thought it would bring her peace. She thought it would lead her to answers. She thought she could put the past to rest. But the truth has only made her a target. And the past? The only way to put the past to rest is for Grace to kill it once and for all.On Embassy Row, power can make you a victor or a victim, love can turn you into a fool or a fugitive and family can lead you forward or bury you deep. Trust is a luxury. Death is a very real threat. And a girl like Grace must be very careful about which secrets she brings to light.
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Postcards from No Man's Land

Postcards from No Man's Land

Aidan Chambers

$19.99
Aidan Chambers' Carnegie-medal winning novel is about love, discovery and betrayal. It is one of The Originals from Penguin - iconic, outspoken, first. Jacob, aged 17, is abroad on his own for the time, visiting his grandfather's grave at the commemoration of the Second World War Battle of Arnhem in Holland. Jacob's life-changing experiences are interwoven with the extraordinary wartime story of passion and treachery that he learns from Geertrui, whose family is linked to Jacob's in a way he never suspected. The Originals are the pioneers of fiction for young adults. From political awakening, war and unrequited love to addiction, teenage pregnancy and nuclear holocaust, The Originals confront big issues and articulate difficult truths. The collection includes: The Outsiders - S.E. Hinton, I Capture the Castle - Dodie Smith, Postcards from No Man's Land - Aidan Chambers, After the First Death - Robert Cormier, Dear Nobody - Berlie Doherty, The Endless Steppe - Esther Hautzig, Buddy - Nigel Hinton, Across the Barricades - Joan Lingard, The Twelfth Day of July - Joan Lingard, No Turning Back - Beverley Naidoo, Z for Zachariah - Richard C. O'Brien, The Wave - Morton Rhue, The Red Pony - John Steinbeck, The Pearl - John Steinbeck, Stone Cold - Robert Swindells.
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Neon Leon

Neon Leon

Jane Clarke ,  Britta Teckentrup

$19.99
Everyone knows that chameleons are the best at fitting in. But not Leon. Leon is neon! In fact, he's SO bright that he keeps all the other chameleons awake at night. But poor Leon is lonely, so he goes off in search of somewhere he can blend in. In this delightful interactive book, filled with vibrant neon artwork, children can help Leon on his journey by counting his steps, sending him to sleep and giving him lots of reassurance when he's feeling down. But will he ever find a place he can fit in...?
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Our Last Trip to the Market

Our Last Trip to the Market

Lorin Clarke ,  Mitch Vane

$24.99
What a fabulous morning to go to the market. That busker is dressed as a clown! And there's fruit and a baker. There are people on bikes. Annabelle, please put that down...This boisterous family excursion is full of warmth, humour and delicious mischief...
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Toffee Apple and Other Fun Songs + CD

Toffee Apple and Other Fun Songs + CD

Peter Combe ,  Danielle McDonald

$16.99
Toffee apple, nice and licky,  One for Judy, one for Nicky.  Crunchy munchy, very sticky!  Dont forget to clean your teeth!    Sing along with THREE of Peter Combes fun songs: Toffee Apple, Newspaper Mama and Err Yuck!
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After the First Death

After the First Death

Robert Cormier

$16.99
AFTER THE FIRST DEATH is a brilliantly tense hostage drama, by Robert Cormier, the acclaimed author of THE CHOCOLATE WAR. It is one of The Originals from Penguin - iconic, outspoken, first. On the outskirts of a small American town, a bus-load of young children is being held hostage. The hijackers are a cold and ruthless group, opposed to the secret government agency Inner Delta. At the centre of the battle are three teenagers. Miro is the terrorist with no past and no emotions. Kate is the bus driver, caught up in the nightmare, and Ben is the General's son who must act as a go-between. The Originals are the pioneers of fiction for young adults. From political awakening, war and unrequited love to addiction, teenage pregnancy and nuclear holocaust, The Originals confront big issues and articulate difficult truths. The collection includes: The Outsiders - S.E. Hinton, I Capture the Castle - Dodie Smith, Postcards from No Man's Land - Aidan Chambers, After the First Death - Robert Cormier, Dear Nobody - Berlie Doherty, The Endless Steppe - Esther Hautzig, Buddy - Nigel Hinton, Across the Barricades - Joan Lingard, The Twelfth Day of July - Joan Lingard, No Turning Back - Beverley Naidoo, Z for Zachariah - Richard C. O'Brien, The Wave - Morton Rhue, The Red Pony - John Steinbeck, The Pearl - John Steinbeck, Stone Cold - Robert Swindells.
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Hooray for Fish!

Hooray for Fish!

Lucy Cousins ,  Lucy Cousins

$15.99
Swim with Little Fish and meet all his fishy friends in this splishy-sploshy riot of colour and rhyme under the sea!

Paddle along with Little Fish on a mesmerizing underwater tour of friends spotty and stripy, happy and gripy, hairy and scary, even curly whirly and twisty twirly. From the creator of Maisy comes an eyepopping picture book that is sure to have little ones joining the chorus: Hooray for fish!
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Helper and Helper

Helper and Helper

Joy Cowley ,  Gavin Bishop

$19.99
'We should have a new sign,' said Lizard. 'Exactly what I was thinking!' cried Snake.' A huge sign at the entrance of our burrow!Snake and Lizard, Helper and Helper.Big help one egg. Little help one beetle.'Lizard said in a small squeak, 'Lizard and Snake." What?' He lifted his chin in defiance. 'Lizard and Snake! Lizard and Snake! "My dear friend, we can't have that. Creatures are used to Snake and Lizard. They'll think Lizard and Snake is a new partnership.'
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Dinosaur Pirates!

Dinosaur Pirates!

Ms. Penny Dale ,  Ms. Penny Dale

$14.99
Our intrepid team of dinosaurs are back but this time they are pirates in search of buried treasure! Having navigated their way to a desert island and dug up their booty, they are just sailing away when they are ambushed by a fearsome band of marauding baddy-pirates!
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Eddie Frogbert

Eddie Frogbert

Sue DeGennaro ,  Sue DeGennaro

$24.99
Eddie Frogbert was the pride and joy of his family. He wasnt like the other frogs. He was not the biggest or the bravest. With his feet firmly on the ground, Eddie left the hippity-hop to the other frogs.
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Ultimate Factivity Collection Pirates: Create Your Own Fun Packed Book

Ultimate Factivity Collection Pirates: Create Your Own Fun Packed Book

DK

$16.99
In DK's unique Ultimate Factivity Collection Pirates kids explore the world of pirates with the ultimate blend of facts and fun. Get to know the salty swashbucklers who once terrorised the oceans. Perfect for keeping little hands busy during rainy days or holidays, Ultimate Factivity Collection Pirates is packed with amazing facts and fun activities based on the high seas. You'll draw your own desert island, design fearsome flags, and discover gruesome pirate illnesses. From colouring and drawing to puzzles and stickers, Ultimate Factivity Collection Pirates is a great way to learn while having fun - all you need is a pencil.
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How to Draw

How to Draw

DK

$24.99
How To Draw is a fun, exciting way for your child to learn how to draw and unleash their inner artist. With simple skill building, encouraging tips and prompts, and beautiful examples from famous artists' work, drawing has never been so easy and inspiring. How to Draw is packed with practical drawing tips, and with spaces to practise throughout the book, children can enjoy experimenting with new ideas. Step-by-step drawings show kids how to draw people and animals in simple, easy-to-follow stages. Children can then build on their drawings using shading and colour, and try different approaches, such as illustrating stories and creating comic-book characters. Both educational and enjoyable, How To Draw is the perfect guide for your child if they're eager to use their imagination.
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Horses and Ponies Ultimate Sticker Book

Horses and Ponies Ultimate Sticker Book

DK

$9.99
Learn all about horses and ponies, from mane to tail, in DK's Horses and Ponies Ultimate Sticker Book, with more than 250 reusable stickers. Including facts about fillies and pictures of ponies, Horses and Ponies Ultimate Sticker Book is packed with information on all breeds from horses in stables to wild ponies roaming free. Kids can read all about mucking out and test their knowledge of tack with a fun quiz. Packed with fun facts for kids which support Key Stage 1, Horses and Ponies Ultimate Sticker Book is perfect for children obsessed by the equine. Fact filled and packed with reusable stickers, Horses and Ponies Ultimate Sticker Book is one that children will pick up time and time again.
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Planes and Other Flying Machines Ultimate Sticker Book

Planes and Other Flying Machines Ultimate Sticker Book

DK

$9.99
Take to the skies and learn all about the world of aviation, in DK's Planes and other Flying Machines Ultimate Sticker Book, with more than 250 reusable stickers. Let your imagination soar and learn about the amazing feats of engineering that have launched humans up into the clouds in planes, helicopters, and hot air balloons. Match together the different parts of a helicopter and discover how rockets have transported people up into the skies, the atmosphere, and beyond. Fact filled and packed with reusable stickers, Planes and other Flying Machines Ultimate Sticker Book is one that children will pick up time and time again.
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Coding Projects with Scratch Made Easy

Coding Projects with Scratch Made Easy

DK

$12.99
Download Scratch and learn to code with this fun, fill-in workbook for new coders. Scratch is quick and easy-to-use, especially for kids who have no experience. Computer programming is a powerful tool for children to learn and is fast becoming an essential part of the Australian curriculum. Coding Projects with Scratch Made Easy is a great starting point for understanding code, learning how to program, and practicing computer language. In no time children will crack the basics, gain confidence, and get coding.
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Follow the Trail: Baby Dinosaurs: Take a Peek! Fun Finger Trails!

Follow the Trail: Baby Dinosaurs: Take a Peek! Fun Finger Trails!

DK

$16.99
Little ones will love using their fingers to follow the glittery, bumpy shiny trails in DK's Follow the Trail Dinosaurs. This tactile board book is packed with colourful illustrations to help encourage early learning. Perfect for hands-on learning, every page of this board book has a bright, bold finger trail with a special sparkly, bumpy finish. Packed with life-like dinosaur images really bringing them to life! Follow The Trail Dinosaurs is perfect for developing hand-eye coordination and pre-writing skills. Help your todler learn as they explore the lives of the Allosaurus, the Barosaurus, the Styracosaurus and more. With the tactile trails and fun peepholes, your little one will love Follow the Trail Dinosaurs, making early learning fun and exciting.
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Dear Nobody

Dear Nobody

Berlie Doherty

$16.99
DEAR NOBODY by Berlie Doherty, winner of the Carnegie Medal, is the moving story of two teenagers and an unplanned pregnancy. It is one of The Originals from Penguin - iconic, outspoken, first. This compelling story is beautifully told from two points of view, brilliantly evoking the feelings of both Helen, in a series of letters to the unborn baby, and of Chris as he reads the letters and relives the events of their relationship while Helen is in labour. 'I have never read a book that evokes so vividly how it feels to be a teenager in love.' Daily Telegraph The Originals are the pioneers of fiction for young adults. From political awakening, war and unrequited love to addiction, teenage pregnancy and nuclear holocaust, The Originals confront big issues and articulate difficult truths. The collection includes: The Outsiders - S.E. Hinton, I Capture the Castle - Dodie Smith, Postcards from No Man's Land - Aidan Chambers, After the First Death - Robert Cormier, Dear Nobody - Berlie Doherty, The Endless Steppe - Esther Hautzig, Buddy - Nigel Hinton, Across the Barricades - Joan Lingard, The Twelfth Day of July - Joan Lingard, No Turning Back - Beverley Naidoo, Z for Zachariah - Richard C. O'Brien, The Wave - Morton Rhue, The Red Pony - John Steinbeck, The Pearl - John Steinbeck, Stone Cold - Robert Swindells.
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Tiddler

Tiddler

Julia Donaldson ,  Axel Scheffler

$12.99
The smallest fish can tell the tallest tales ... Sorry I'm late, Miss. I set off really early but on the way to school I was captured by a squid. I wriggled and I struggled till a turtle came and rescued me. Oh, no, he didn't. OH, YES, HE DID. Tiddler is a little fish with a BIG imagination! What ever will he come up with next? This runaway bestseller is now available as a chunky board book - perfect for little hands.
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My Family and Other Animals

My Family and Other Animals

Gerald Durrell

$16.99
Ten-year-old Gerald doesn't know why his older brothers and sisters complain so much. With snakes in the bath and scorpions on the lunch table, the family home on the Greek island of Corfu is a bit like a zoo so they should feel right at home...Gerald joyfully pursues his interest in natural history in the midsts of an unconventional and chaotic family life - all brilliantly retold in this very funny book.
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Shooting Stars

Shooting Stars

Brian Falkner

$16.99
In 15 years, Egan Tucker has spoken to no-one but his mother. Escaping from an abusive husband, Moana (Moma) took baby Egan to live in the Coromandel bush. For 15 years, Moma taught Egan to survive, and instilled in him her code for a good life. A chance meeting with a DOC deer culler (JT) while out hunting, results in Egan finding his first friend. When Moma goes to get supplies one day and never returns, Egan decides to head to Auckland to get help from his mother's friend-but also to try and find JT. But Egan finds that survival amongst the streetkids of Auckland is nothing like living in the bush, and he is unprepared for the tragedy that awaits. This intriguing, spell-binding read from award-winning author Brian Falkner touches on themes of survival, personal responsibility and domestic violence, all couched in a unique and gripping adventure story.
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Bob the Railway Dog

Bob the Railway Dog

Corinne Fenton ,  Andrew McLean

$16.99
The true story of a little dog who had adventure in his heart and the rattle of the rails in his soul. Now in paperback!

In the early days of the railway, when shiny new tracks were opening vast areas of Australia, there was an adventurous dog who was part of it all. As the tracks were being laid he was there on the train - riding in his favourite spot on top of the Yankee engine. Everyone knew him. He was Bob the Railway Dog.
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Marge and the Pirate Baby

Marge and the Pirate Baby

Isla Fisher ,  Queen Bee Productions ,  Eglantine Ceulemans

$14.99
'Isla Fisher is hilarious' DAVID WALLIAMS 'Charming, funny, delightful' DAVID BADDIEL Yo ho ho, me hearties. Marge is back! This time there's a baby on the loose. Meet Zara, the naughty little cousin, who never sleeps and loves to steal treasure. Marge thinks she's a pirate and maybe she's right. But will the imaginative babysitter be on her best behaviour? And can Jemima save the day at her uncle's wedding? Three family-fun adventures written by actor and comedian Isla Fisher, who returns with all the energy and fun of her first book, MARGE IN CHARGE.
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The Perfect Picnic

The Perfect Picnic

Ciara Flood

$24.99
Squirrel and Mole are the best of friends, and they do everything together, including going on picnics. But while Mole doesn't really mind where they have a picnic, Squirrel is very determined that this picnic will be PERFECT, and that means finding the perfect place. But does such a thing exist?
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Gus Dog Goes to Work

Gus Dog Goes to Work

Rachel Flynn

$24.99
Every day Gus Dog goes to work in the back of the Ute with his owner, Tom the shearer. But one morning Gus wakes up to find Tom and the Ute gone. So Gus Dog decides to go to work on his own. Gus Dog Goes to Work is the warm and comical story of a not-so-usual day in the life of a sheep dog, by the top author/illustrator team of the best-selling title I Hate Fridays.
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Where's the Ballerina?: Find the Ballerinas Hidden in the Ballets

Where's the Ballerina?: Find the Ballerinas Hidden in the Ballets

Anna Claybourne ,  Abigail Goh

$19.99
Find the hidden ballerina in the ballets Can you spot the graceful ballerina as she pirouettes across ten beautiful ballets? This beautiful new book introduces young children to the magical world of ballet. Kids are asked to spot key characters from ten classic ballets, including Swan Lake, Cinderella, and Coppelia. First they read a snappy synopsis of the story and then a simple, illustrated narrative takes them through key scenes and introduces them to the main characters. Next they explore the wonderfully detailed illustrations as they search for the elusive ballerina and key characters in each busy scene. The character-spotting element is an innovative way to capture ballets' timeless appeal, and the wonderfully detailed artwork brings each ballet to life.
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Roman Conquests

Roman Conquests

Neil Grant

$18.99
Ages 9 to 12 years

Roman Conquests presents the history of the Roman army and describes some of the campaigns through which they conquered most of the known world. At its height, the Roman Empire stretched from Northern Britain to the shores of the Red Sea. Find out about the important events and people in Roman history and why the empire finally fell in the 5th century AD.

Wars that Changed the World is a series of history books that looks at momentous wars, their causes and effects.
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Traitor to the Throne

Traitor to the Throne

Alwyn Hamilton

$16.99
This is not about blood or love. This is about treason. Nearly a year has passed since Amani and the rebels won their epic battle at Fahali. Amani has come into both her powers and her reputation as the Blue-Eyed Bandit, and the Rebel Prince's message has spread across the desert - though some might say out of control. But when a surprise encounter turns into a brutal kidnapping, Amani finds herself betrayed in the cruelest manner possible. Stripped of her powers and her identity, and torn from the man she loves, Amani must return to her desert-girl's instinct for survival. For the Sultan's palace is a dangerous one, and the harem is a viper's nest of suspicion, fear and intrigue. Just the right place for a spy to thrive...But spying is a dangerous game, and when ghosts from Amani's past emerge to haunt her, she begins to wonder if she can trust her own treacherous heart.
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The Endless Steppe

The Endless Steppe

Esther Hautzig

$16.99
THE ENDLESS STEPPE is based on the author's true-life experience. It is one of The Originals from Penguin - iconic, outspoken, first. Esther Rudomin was ten years old when, in 1941, she and her family were arrested by the Russians for being 'capitalists' and transported to Siberia. The next five years spent were spent in exile where they went barefoot and hungry until the end of the Second World War. Despite the hardships endured, Esther's story radiates optimism and is a beautiful example of the resilience of the human spirit. Readers inspired by The Diary of Anne Frank, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas or The Book Thief will love this book too. The Originals are the pioneers of fiction for young adults. From political awakening, war and unrequited love to addiction, teenage pregnancy and nuclear holocaust, The Originals confront big issues and articulate difficult truths. The collection includes: The Outsiders - S.E. Hinton, I Capture the Castle - Dodie Smith, Postcards from No Man's Land - Aidan Chambers, After the First Death - Robert Cormier, Dear Nobody - Berlie Doherty, The Endless Steppe - Esther Hautzig, Buddy - Nigel Hinton, Across the Barricades - Joan Lingard, The Twelfth Day of July - Joan Lingard, No Turning Back - Beverley Naidoo, Z for Zachariah - Richard C. O'Brien, The Wave - Morton Rhue, The Red Pony - John Steinbeck, The Pearl - John Steinbeck, Stone Cold - Robert Swindells.
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Animal Journeys

Animal Journeys

Jessica Courtney-Tickle ,  Patricia Hegarty

$19.99
Use this beautifully illustrated book to find out about some extraordinary animal odysseys, from mass migrations to flying fish, from pollination to echolocation. Discover how animals adapt to their environments to help them thrive and survive in this journal of amazing animal journeys.
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Our Dog Benji

Our Dog Benji

Pete Carter ,  James Henderson

$19.99
We all know that dogs will eat anything. We also know that kids' tastes generally aren't so wide-ranging. While ice cream and pizza might be devoured in the blink of an eye, the dreaded 'green stuff' (vegetables to the adults) is often pushed to one side of the plate. Author Pete Carter understands this phenomenon well, as he shows in the adventures of Benji.

In delightful duotone illustrations and engaging text, we see how Benji's willingness to eat anything - from daffodils to brussels sprouts, ice cream to avocados, sandwiches to bones - gradually inspires his child owner to be a little more adventurous at mealtimes. 

Although dogs and kids do have standards and it seems there's one thing neither of them will touch! The perfect book to encourage fussy eaters to try a few more vegetables! Illustrator James Henderson is Pete Carter's nephew, making this picture book a family affair.

Our Dog Benji by Pete Carter & James Henderson at 131 York Street Sydney
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The Crusades

The Crusades

Ken Hils

$18.99
Ages 9 to 12 years

In 1095 Pope Urban II proclaimed the First Crusade to regain the Holy Land. The Crusades explores the history of the seven major Crusades that took place from the end of eleventh century to the end of the thirteenth century. The end of the Crusades saw the Holy Land fall to the Muslims

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Walking on Water: Miracles Jesus Worked

Walking on Water: Miracles Jesus Worked

Mary Hoffman ,  Jackie Morris

$27.99
Water into Wine * A Netful of Fish * Weathermaster * Through the Roof * The Biggest Picnic in the World * Is it a Ghost? * Remote Control * Saying Thank You * Back from the Dead Mary Hoffman retells nine stories of the miracles Jesus worked, when he overturned the laws of nature, life and death to show God's great love for humanity. With beautiful, atmospheric illustrations by Jackie Morris, this is a perfect introduction to the miracles of Jesus.
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When Grandad Was a Penguin

When Grandad Was a Penguin

Morag Hood

$24.99
A hilarious and touching swapping places story from the creator of Colin and Lee, Carrot and Pea, Morag Hood. What do you do when your Grandad starts acting VERY much like a penguin? Find out in this brilliantly funny and heartwarming story from talented author and illustrator, Morag Hood. Boys and girls alike will love Morag's witty, sweet and brilliantly surreal depiction of everyday settings and situations in this fish-out-of-water story with a difference. Morag's lino cut artwork is gorgeously bold and stylish and her illustrative talent and keen eye for design won her a place as runner up in The Macmillan Prize for Illustration. When Grandad was a Penguin is perfect for sharing with children (and grandads) young and old, and its beautifully debossed hardback cover and extra-special high quality paper make this an excellent gift for penguin lovers.
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Big Picture Thesaurus

Big Picture Thesaurus

Rosie Hore ,  Rachael Saunders

$24.99
What would you do if your teacher told you to stop using the word "nice" so much? If you had the Big Picture Thesaurus, you might thumb through it until you found "nice" between "new" and "noise." Then you'd find your options: "pleasant," "agreeable," "good-natured," "delightful," and "fantastic". At this point, you might be scratching your head deciding which word to use, but once you find it you'll be a more pleasant, agreeable, good-natured, delightful, and fantastic writer for your efforts.
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Jake Atlas and the Tomb of the Emerald Snake

Jake Atlas and the Tomb of the Emerald Snake

Rob Lloyd Jones ,  Petur Antonsson

$14.99
Jake Atlas - tomb robber, treasure hunter, troublemaker! When Jake's parents vanish, Jake and his sister team up with shady tomb robbers to find them in the Egyptian desert in this riveting page-turning adventure by award-winning author Rob Lloyd Jones. The Atlas family is in trouble: Jake hides an addiction to stealing; his twin sister, Pan, has to conceal her genius, for fear of bullies. The siblings can't stop fighting - with each other and with their parents, stuffy professors of Ancient History. But Jake's and Pan's lives take a dramatic turn the day they discover the truth about their boring mum and dad. When the family go to Cairo on holiday, and Jake and Pan's parents mysteriously vanish, it's up to the twins to find them. They team up with shady tomb robbers, master high-tech gadgets and locate a lost tomb in this story of a family that finds itself in the deserts of Egypt.
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Snail and Turtle are Friends Board Book

Snail and Turtle are Friends Board Book

Stephen Michael King

$9.99
Snail and Turtle are friends and love to spend time together. They like to run, walk and enjoy being quiet together. Snail and Turtle like hiding, but never from each other.
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Across the Barricades: A Kevin and Sadie Story

Across the Barricades: A Kevin and Sadie Story

Joan Lingard

$16.99
Across the Barricades is part of Joan Lingard's ground-breaking Kevin and Sadie series, the sequel to The Twelfth Day of July. Both books are part of The Originals from Penguin - iconic, outspoken, first. Kevin and Sadie just want to be together, but it's not that simple. Things are bad in Belfast. Soldiers walk the streets and the city is divided. No Catholic boy and Protestant girl can go out together - not without dangerous consequences ...The Originals are the pioneers of fiction for young adults. From political awakening, war and unrequited love to addiction, teenage pregnancy and nuclear holocaust, The Originals confront big issues and articulate difficult truths. The collection includes: The Outsiders - S.E. Hinton, I Capture the Castle - Dodie Smith, Postcards from No Man's Land - Aidan Chambers, After the First Death - Robert Cormier, Dear Nobody - Berlie Doherty, The Endless Steppe - Esther Hautzig, Buddy - Nigel Hinton, Across the Barricades - Joan Lingard, The Twelfth Day of July - Joan Lingard, No Turning Back - Beverley Naidoo, Z for Zachariah - Richard C. O'Brien, The Wave - Morton Rhue, The Red Pony - John Steinbeck, The Pearl - John Steinbeck, Stone Cold - Robert Swindells.
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The Twelfth Day of July: A Kevin and Sadie Story

The Twelfth Day of July: A Kevin and Sadie Story

Joan Lingard

$16.99
The Twelfth Day of July is first of Joan Lingard's influential Kevin and Sadie books, set in Belfast during the Troubles. It is one of The Originals from Penguin - iconic, outspoken, first. Sadie is Protestant, Kevin is Catholic - and on the tense streets of Belfast their lives collide. It starts with a dare - kids fooling around - but soon becomes something dangerous. Getting to know Sadie Jackson will change Kevin's life forever. But will the world around them change too? The Originals are the pioneers of fiction for young adults. From political awakening, war and unrequited love to addiction, teenage pregnancy and nuclear holocaust, The Originals confront big issues and articulate difficult truths. The collection includes: The Outsiders - S.E. Hinton, I Capture the Castle - Dodie Smith, Postcards from No Man's Land - Aidan Chambers, After the First Death - Robert Cormier, Dear Nobody - Berlie Doherty, The Endless Steppe - Esther Hautzig, Buddy - Nigel Hinton, Across the Barricades - Joan Lingard, The Twelfth Day of July - Joan Lingard, No Turning Back - Beverley Naidoo, Z for Zachariah - Richard C. O'Brien, The Wave - Morton Rhue, The Red Pony - John Steinbeck, The Pearl - John Steinbeck, Stone Cold - Robert Swindells.
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Lonely Planet Let's Explore... Desert

Lonely Planet Let's Explore... Desert

Lonely Planet Kids

$12.99
Marco and Amelia are back, and this time they're on a trip through the world's dry and dusty deserts. Ride camels to an Arabian oasis, discover dino fossils, camp out under the stars and lots more.
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Lonely Planet Let's Explore... Mountain

Lonely Planet Let's Explore... Mountain

Lonely Planet Kids

$12.99
Hit the heights with Marco and Amelia as they travel to some of the world's most incredible mountains. Take to the ski slopes in the Alps, tackle the tallest peak in the world, find your way through a Machu Picchu maze and lots more.
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Lonely Planet Let's Explore... City

Lonely Planet Let's Explore... City

Lonely Planet Kids

$12.99
Join our two young explorers as they take in the bright lights of the world's big cities. Colour some New York neon, celebrate New Year with a fantastic Sydney firework display, take a trip to the top of the Eiffel Tower and lots more.
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Lonely Planet the World's Cutest Animal Colouring Book

Lonely Planet the World's Cutest Animal Colouring Book

Lonely Planet Kids

$14.99
Create your own gorgeous works of art with the most adorable colouring book on the planet! Each seriously cute spread features a full colour animal pattern on the left, and a black and white version on the right. Copy the colours, or go wild and create your own bold and beautiful combinations. From pandas and bunnies, to owls, lion cubs and foxes - there's something for everyone.
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The Perfect Guest

The Perfect Guest

Paula Metcalf ,  Paula Metcalf

$16.99
In this heart-warming, laugh-out-loud story of friendship, accident-prone Pansy tries her very hardest to be the most perfect guest to her friend Walter ...with hilarious and calamitous results! From children's author and illustrator, Paula Metcalf, comes a witty and fun-filled story of friendship. Walter is really a very neat and tidy dog. His house is his pride and joy and he gets quite nervous when guests come round...When his best friend Pansy asks to stay, though, Walter is so excited! She's just a teeny weeny squirrel after all, how much trouble can she possibly be?! But when Pansy tries her very best to be helpful things just seem to keep going wrong! Nothing - from Walter's trousers to his curtains to his beloved brand-new teapot - is safe from accident-prone Pansy! Is she turning out to be the worst guest there ever was?
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Peep Inside a Fairy Tale: Beauty and the Beast

Peep Inside a Fairy Tale: Beauty and the Beast

Anna Milbourne ,  Lorena Alvarez ,  Jenny Hilborne

$19.99
Belle's inventor father stumbles upon the Beast's castle and is taken prisoner, Belle comes to the rescue and agrees to take her father's place. She sees beneath the Beast's exterior and discovers the heart and soul of a human prince. Delicate cutaways and holes to peep through are layered on top of each other to create a magical filigree effect, drawing children in to the story.
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Magpie Learns a Lesson

Magpie Learns a Lesson

Sally Morgan ,  Tania Erzinger

$14.99
Two friends, Magpie and Brown Falcon, have different talents. But Magpie is cross that she can't fly like Brown Falcon and plays tricks on her friend.Will she ever learn how much friends need each other?
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Hello to You, Moon

Hello to You, Moon

Sally Morgan ,  Sonny Day ,  Biddy Maroney

$24.99
Not all creatures are night animals, but all creatures respond to the moon. Beautiful counting verse and luminous artwork bring to life the mystery and wonder of moonlight's effect on us all.
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Clare and Her Captain

Clare and Her Captain

Michael Morpurgo

$15.99
On holiday in the Devon countryside, Clare is bored by her parents' squabbling and longs for an adventure of her own. Her summer is transformed by a new friendship with retired horse Captain and his reclusive owner. This is a must-have for every fan of Morpurgo's classic storytelling and Rayner's highly sought-after artwork, and a gift to treasure for young and old.
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Gone Wild

Gone Wild

Robert Muchamore

$15.99
The Rock War TV show is the most-watched reality show on British telly, and it's only halfway through. Jay, Summer, Dylan and their bands have all made it past the tough boot camp stage, and now the last six will fight it out until the season's finale, live on Christmas Eve. But it's not all about the music. Summer was hit by a motorbike at the end of boot camp. Jay's brother Theo can't keep out of trouble - or out of handcuffs. And Dylan, the outsider, is investigating corruption within the workings of the competition itself. They've got everything to play for ...The dramatic third book in this spectacular series from Robert Muchamore, bestselling author of CHERUB.
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No Turning Back

No Turning Back

Beverley Naidoo

$16.99
NO TURNING BACK by Carnegie-medal winning author Beverley Naidoo is the powerful and moving story of Sipho and his struggle to survive on the city streets of Johannesburg in the 1990s. It is one of The Originals from Penguin - iconic, outspoken, first. South African society is on the brink of a huge change as apartheid comes to an end, but will it make any difference to the tough life of Sipho and the other street kids? The Originals are the pioneers of fiction for young adults. From political awakening, war and unrequited love to addiction, teenage pregnancy and nuclear holocaust, The Originals confront big issues and articulate difficult truths. The collection includes: The Outsiders - S.E. Hinton, I Capture the Castle - Dodie Smith, Postcards from No Man's Land - Aidan Chambers, After the First Death - Robert Cormier, Dear Nobody - Berlie Doherty, The Endless Steppe - Esther Hautzig, Buddy - Nigel Hinton, Across the Barricades - Joan Lingard, The Twelfth Day of July - Joan Lingard, No Turning Back - Beverley Naidoo, Z for Zachariah - Richard C. O'Brien, The Wave - Morton Rhue, The Red Pony - John Steinbeck, The Pearl - John Steinbeck, Stone Cold - Robert Swindells.
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Tales from the Arabian Nights

Tales from the Arabian Nights

Donna Jo Napoli

$39.99
Classic stories and dazzling illustrations of princesses, kings, sailors, and genies come to life in a stunning retelling of the Arabian folk tales from One Thousand and One Nights and other collections, including those of Aladdin, Sinbad the Sailor, and Al Baba and the Forty Thieves. The magical storytelling of award-winning author Donna Jo Napoli dramatizes these timeless tales and ignites childrens' imaginations.
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Amazing Animal Babies

Amazing Animal Babies

Chris Packham ,  Jason Cockcroft

$19.99
A beautiful, fact-filled picture book by naturalist and TV presenter Chris Packham, stunningly illustrated by Harry Potter cover artist Jason Cockcroft. Every day, billions of animals are just starting out their lives. Travel around the globe and meet some incredible baby animals as they begin their journey through life in this beautiful, fact-filled non-fiction picture book by wildlife expert, Chris Packham. From Darwin's froglets and baby earthworms to tiger cubs and meerkat pups, you can discover each of their stories and uncover extra information about these incredible baby animals in the Find Out More section at the back of the book. An excellent source of expert wildlife information for all young nature lovers, this animal book is the perfect introduction to the natural world for children and anyone who loved Just Ducks or Tiny: The Invisible World of Microbes. Chris Packham presented the BBC's children's series The Really Wild Show before setting up his own TV company and making wildlife shows for ITV, National Geographic, Animal Planet and the BBC. Jason Cockroft is an award-winning illustrator best known for his internationally acclaimed children's picture book illustrations and his cover artwork for the final three Harry Potter books.
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Road Trip

Road Trip

Danny Parker ,  Nathaniel Eckstrom

$24.99
The only thing worse than a long and boring road trip is driving with someone who loves long and boring road trips. Even when that someone is your dad. A hilarious story about a child who becomes increasingly exasperated by his father's inclination to take it slow. But when will we get there? It's just a disaster ...couldn't we go just a little bit faster?
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Airport

Airport

Roger Priddy

$12.99
It's another busy day at Playtown Airport! From the bustling terminal, to special airport emergency services, and ground crew preparing planes for takeoff, children will be fascinated to discover how an airport works. The highly detailed, illustrated scenes are packed with people to meet and things to look for and find. With over 70 flaps to lift which reveal cross-sections and information about what is happening in the scenes above.
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Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch ,  Angel Dominguez ,  Michael Patrick Hearn

$19.99
Originally written in 1740, Beauty and the Beast has been reimagined into countless theatrical, print, and film adaptations over the course of two and a half centuries. Its popularity has only grown since its initial publication. The basis for the 2017 film adaptation, this classic fairytale has proven to still appeal to modern-day story-lovers and readers alike.

The narrative follows young Beauty, who is forced to live with a beast in an enchanted castle after her father attempts to pick the Beast’s most precious rose and pleads for his life in exchange for one his daughters. After being spoiled by servants and lavish gifts from Beast, Beauty eventually grows homesick. She negotiates a deal with Beast to visit home, but only if she agrees to return in exactly one week. Once she arrives at her father’s home, she considers staying, but soon after looking in her enchanted mirror and seeing Beast heart-broken and half alive in her absence, she realizes that her loyalty and love lie elsewhere back at the castle.

Featuring brand-new, full-color illustrations throughout by renowned artist Ángel Domínguez as well as a foreword by literary scholar Michael Patrick Hearn, this classic tale of how love can soften even the most monstrous of beasts will come to life.
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How Things Work

How Things Work

T. J. Resler

$32.99
Ever wanted to take apart the microwave to see how it works? Crack open your computer and peek inside? Intrigued by how things work? So are we! That's why we're dissecting all kinds of things from rubber erasers to tractor beams! Read along as National Geographic Kids unplugs, unravels, and reveals how things do what they do. Complete with "Tales from the Lab," true stories, biographies of real scientists and engineers, exciting diagrams and illustrations, accessible explanations, trivia, and fun features, this cool book explains it all!
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The Wave

The Wave

Morton Rhue

$16.99
The Wave is based on a nightmarish true episode in a Californian high school, when a teacher wanted to demonstrate the dangers of propoganda and group-think. It is one of The Originals from Penguin - iconic, outspoken, first. Laurie isn't sure what to make of 'The Wave'. It had begun as a simple history experiment to liven up their World War II studies and had become a craze that was taking over their lives. Laurie's classmates are changing from normal teenagers into chanting, saluting fanatics. 'The Wave' is sweeping through the school - and it is out of control. Laurie's friends scoff at her warnings but she knows she must make them see what they have become before it's too late. The Originals are the pioneers of fiction for young adults. From political awakening, war and unrequited love to addiction, teenage pregnancy and nuclear holocaust, The Originals confront big issues and articulate difficult truths.
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King Flashypants and the Creature from Crong

King Flashypants and the Creature from Crong

Andy Riley

$15.99
When rumours of a huge and terrifying monster called the Gizimoth reach Edwinland, King Edwin Flashypants decides that, to be a proper king, he needs to go and fight it. Meanwhile, Emperor Nurbison has had a similar idea, but he has a much sneakier plan for what he can do with the Gizimoth. And it involves squishing Edwinland. Hold tight for another thrilling Flashypants adventure, with jousting, vegetables, fire-breathing toads and plenty of FOO-HOO-HOOing.
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Mighty, Mighty Construction Site

Mighty, Mighty Construction Site

Sherri Duskey Rinker ,  Tom Lichtenheld

$29.99
Down in the big construction site, tough trucks stir in the morning light! They're eager to get things underway. There's a brand-new job to start today ...but this new job is the biggest they've ever seen, and Excavator, Bulldozer, Crane Truck, Dump Truck, and Cement Mixer will need the help of new construction friends to get it done. Together, there's nothing they can't do! Playful rhyming text and vibrant illustrations by the bestselling team behind Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site make this book a surefire favourite for construction fans everywhere.
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Monsieur Chat

Monsieur Chat

Jedda Robaard

$24.99
Once there were two very lonely people who lived in a very old apartment block, in a very busy city. Although they had lived there a very long time, they'd never met. Their names were Josephine and Pierre and each spent their days wistful and alone until Monsieur Chat arrived! Each feels less lonely with him around, but when he disappears a desperate search unites them and changes their lives forever
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What is Poetry?: The Essential Guide to Reading and Writing Poems

What is Poetry?: The Essential Guide to Reading and Writing Poems

Michael Rosen ,  Jill Calder

$14.99
A detailed and very personal guide to reading and writing poetry by one of the country's leading children's poets. Over many years as a working poet, Michael Rosen has thought a great deal about what poems are, what they can do and the pleasure that comes from writing and reading poetry. In this invaluable handbook, he shares this knowledge and experience in book form for the very first time. Starting with a detailed analysis of a number of classic poems, he offers a real writer's guide to writing and performing poems, as well as a wealth of technical information and tips. He then takes a fascinating look at a selection of his own poems and explains how and why he wrote them. Complete with an appendix of poets and useful websites, and beautifully illustrated by award-winning artist Jill Calder, this is the only guide to poetry children and teachers will ever need.
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Duck Gets a Job

Duck Gets a Job

Sonny Ross

$19.99
Duck wants a job. All his friends work in big city banks, and they never stop going on about how much they love it. Duck doesn't think a job in a big city bank sounds very exciting, but he picks one out of the paper, gets an interview, and gets the job. It's not long before he realises that the job is NOT for him. He needs to follow his heart and his dream of being an artist. He quits his job at the bank and makes a decision. He is going to be an artist! He puts all the pictures he has drawn into a portfolio and goes off for another interview. He gets the job! He loves the job!
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Tales from a Not-So-Popular Party Girl: Dork Diaries #2

Tales from a Not-So-Popular Party Girl: Dork Diaries #2

Rachel Renee Russell

$12.90
Rachel Renee Russell's sequel to Dork Diaries is packed with adorable art and tons of laughs. Recipe for disaster: 4 parties. Add 2 friends and 1 crush. Divide by 1 mean girl out to RUIN Nikki. Mix well, put fingers over eyes, and CRINGE! Settled in at her new school and flanked by awesome friends Chloe and Zoey, life is looking up for Nikki Maxwell, especially since her crush, Brandon, asked her to be his lab partner a seriously awesome development. However, when Nikki overhears mean girl Mackenzie bragging that Brandon s taking her to the Halloween dance, a bummed Nikki signs on to spend Halloween at a kids party with her little sister, Brianna, instead. After she finds out Mackenzie was lying and her dream of going to the party with Brandon could be a reality, Nikki has two events to juggle... plus plenty of other entertaining trials and tribulations along the way! DorkDiaries.com
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How to Find Gold

How to Find Gold

Viviane Schwarz ,  Viviane Schwarz

$16.99
LET'S FIND GOLD, said Anna. That would be dangerous and difficult, said Crocodile. Good! said Anna. Let's go! This book is gold, put it on your bookshelf where it can be easily found and treasure it! Chris Riddell, Children's Laureate From the award-winning picture book creator of There Are Cats in This Book comes a story of imaginative play and of two friends, Anna and Crocodile, who are on the hunt for gold. But finding gold isn't easy. Oh no! It's dangerous and difficult...Just what will the two friends discover? Teeming with adventurous spirit and boasting wonderfully funny dialogue, this story introduces two unforgettable characters in a gorgeous, classic new art style from Viviane Schwarz, one of the most innovative and creatively inspired picture book makers of today.
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Elliott's Guide to Dinosaurs

Elliott's Guide to Dinosaurs

Elliott Seah

$24.99
Have you ever wondered what the world looked like when dinosaurs roamed the Earth? Eight-year-old author Elliott Seah did, and took it upon himself to find out more. In his first book, he takes readers on a fact-filled exploration of these amazing creatures from our planet's distant past. With lively illustrations, Elliott provides fascinating answers to important questions about the dinosaurs' origins, what they ate, how they lived, and how a mass extinction brought their time on Earth to an end. Helpful extras include resources for further reading, and a list of Elliott's recommended museums with dinosaur collections.
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The ABC Book of Places to Go

The ABC Book of Places to Go

H. Martin ,  J. Simpson ,  Cheryl Orsini

$24.99
From the bestselling creators for THE ABC BOOK OF CARS, TRAINS, BOATS AND PLANES and THE ABC BOOK OF SEASONS comes a delightful introduction to the world around us So many different places - special things to do... This charming picture book celebrates the fun and excitement of places we can visit, both close to home and far away. The simple, engaging text explores fascinating places such as the library, the zoo, the lighthouse and many more. An adventurous book that is a delightful introduction to the world beyond our backyard. Ages 2-6
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The Four Seasons

The Four Seasons

Lesley Sims

$29.99
This lovely book is an ideal way to introduce young children to the change of seasons through the beautiful music of Vivaldi.

Press the sound "button" on each beautifully illustrated page to hear some of each concerto - Primavera, l'Estate, l'Autunno and l'Invernno (Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter). This title also has die-cuts and tactile elements.
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I Capture the Castle

I Capture the Castle

Dodie Smith

$19.99
I write this sitting in the kitchen sink is the memorable first line of this enchanting coming-of-age story, told in the form of Cassandra Mortmain's journal. Cassandra wittily describes life growing up in a crumbling castle, with her father who suffers from crippling writer's block, her glamorous but ineffectual step-mother and her vain but beloved sister Rose. When two visiting Americans arrive, all of their lives are turned upside down, and Cassandra experiences her first love. This is a classic coming-of-age story, beloved of generations of teenage and adult readers, by Dodie Smith, who also wrote The Hundred and One Dalmatians.
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The Pearl

The Pearl

John Steinbeck

$16.99
The Pearl is a haunting and timeless tale of the dangers of unexpected wealth by Nobel prizewinner John Steinbeck, author of The Grapes of Wrath. It is one of The Originals from Penguin - iconic, outspoken, first. Kino is a desperately poor Mexican pearl diver. But when he finds 'The Pearl of the World' he believes that his life will be magically transformed. Obsessed by his dreams, Kino is blind to the greed, fear and even violence the pearl arouses in his neighbours - and himself. The Originals are the pioneers of fiction for young adults. From political awakening, war and unrequited love to addiction, teenage pregnancy and nuclear holocaust, The Originals confront big issues and articulate difficult truths. The collection includes: The Outsiders - S.E. Hinton, I Capture the Castle - Dodie Smith, Postcards from No Man's Land - Aidan Chambers, After the First Death - Robert Cormier, Dear Nobody - Berlie Doherty, The Endless Steppe - Esther Hautzig, Buddy - Nigel Hinton, Across the Barricades - Joan Lingard, The Twelfth Day of July - Joan Lingard, No Turning Back - Beverley Naidoo, Z for Zachariah - Richard C. O'Brien, The Wave - Morton Rhue, The Red Pony - John Steinbeck, The Pearl - John Steinbeck, Stone Cold - Robert Swindells.
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The Land of Nod

The Land of Nod

Robert Louis Stevenson ,  Robert Hunter

$24.99
Ever wondered about the mysterious place we all visit when we fall asleep? Robert Louis Stevenson's classic children's poem about dreamland is given new life in this wonderfully illustrated book. Accompanied by Robert Hunter's bold and beautiful illustrations, this picture book will bring the beloved Scottish author's work to a whole new generation of young readers. Robert Frank Hunter is a London-based illustrator. Working on a range of projects in both print and moving image, he is keen to keep applying his work to new disciplines.
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There's a Tiger in the Garden

There's a Tiger in the Garden

Lizzy Stewart

$14.99
When Grandma says she' s seen a tiger in the garden, Nora doesn' t believe her. She' s too old to play Grandma' s silly games! Everyone knows that tigers live in jungles, not gardens. So even when Nora sees butterflies with wings as big as her arm, and plants that try and eat her toy giraffe, and a polar bear that likes fishing, she knows there' s absolutely, DEFINITELY no way there could be a tiger in the garden ...Could there?
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Thea Stilton and the Madagascar Madness

Thea Stilton and the Madagascar Madness

Thea Stilton

$12.99
The Thea Sisters are off to Madagascar for Adventure Camp, a wilderness survival competition! The five friends love exploring and learning about the many plants and animals that live there. But then they discover that they're not alone in the nature preserve -- and endangered animals are under threat! Can the mouselets help before it's too late?
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Stone Cold

Stone Cold

Robert Swindells

$16.99
Stone Cold is a Carnegie Medal-winning thriller by Robert Swindells. It is one of The Originals from Penguin - iconic, outspoken, first. A tense thriller plot is combined with a perceptive and harrowing portrait of life on the streets as a serial killer preys on the young and vulnerable homeless. Link, aged 17, is distrustful of people until he pairs up with Deb, another homeless youngster. But what Deb doesn't tell him is that she's an ambitious young journalist on a self-imposed assignment to track down the killer and she's prepared to use herself as bait ...The Originals are the pioneers of fiction for young adults. From political awakening, war and unrequited love to addiction, teenage pregnancy and nuclear holocaust, The Originals confront big issues and articulate difficult truths. The collection includes: The Outsiders - S.E. Hinton, I Capture the Castle - Dodie Smith, Postcards from No Man's Land - Aidan Chambers, After the First Death - Robert Cormier, Dear Nobody - Berlie Doherty, The Endless Steppe - Esther Hautzig, Buddy - Nigel Hinton, Across the Barricades - Joan Lingard, The Twelfth Day of July - Joan Lingard, No Turning Back - Beverley Naidoo, Z for Zachariah - Richard C. O'Brien, The Wave - Morton Rhue, The Red Pony - John Steinbeck, The Pearl - John Steinbeck, Stone Cold - Robert Swindells.
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Don't Call Me Choochie Pooh!

Don't Call Me Choochie Pooh!

Kate Hindley ,  Sean Taylor

$16.99
What's an adorably small canine with a big personality to do? From Sean Taylor, the author of Hoot Owl, Master of Disguise, and Kate Hindley, illustrator of Worst in Show, comes a hilarious new picture book comedy starring a very small fed-up dog...This dog doesn't want to be carried in a handbag (how embarrassing!) or eat heart-shaped Mini Puppy Treats (I mean, come ON!) and under no circumstances does he ever want to be called ...Choochie Pooh! If only his owner understood. All he wants to do is play with the big dogs in the park - chase sticks, jump in muddy puddles and be an ordinary, proper dog.
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The Dolphins of Shark Bay

The Dolphins of Shark Bay

Pamela S. Turner

$14.99
You will fall in love with this crew, both human and finned, as they seek to answer the question: just why are dolphins so smart? And what does their behaviour tell us about human intelligence, captive animals, and the future of the ocean? Beautiful photos of dolphins in their natural habitat and a funny, friendly, and fast paced text make this another winner in the Scientists in the Field series. Pair this with other intriguing stories of real-world science, at www.sciencemeetsadventure.com.
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Look and Find Zoo

Look and Find Zoo

Kirsteen Robson ,  Gareth Lucas

$19.99
A wonderfully illustrated puzzle book teeming with zoo animals to spot, count and match. An activity book children will want to share and scrutinize with friends and family.
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10 More Ten-Minute Stories

10 More Ten-Minute Stories

Usborne

$29.99
Reports show that reading or being read to for ten minutes every day will significantly improve children's reading skills. This short story collection supports this - each story taking about ten minutes to read. Ideal for sharing with younger children; as children learn to read on their own they can tackle these simple stories on their own.
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Around the World in Eighty Days

Around the World in Eighty Days

Jules Verne ,  Francesca Rossi

$34.99
Jules Verne's classic novel, Around the World in Eighty Days, is a true prototype for the adventure story. This new illustrated version captures Phileas Fogg s thrilling race around the globe in a fresh, modern, and original way. Will he, and his manservant Passepartout, beat the clock and win their bet? Francesca Rossi's splendid illustrations bring the tale's many landscapes and vivid atmosphere to life.
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Things That Grow

Things That Grow

Libby Walden ,  Becca Stadtlander

$19.99
The world around us is always growing and changing - no two days are ever the same! Use this beautifully illustrated book to slow the passage of time and discover how a seed transforms into a mighty tree, understand how mountains and islands are created and learn what a puggle becomes when it grows up.
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What Not to Do If You Turn Invisible

What Not to Do If You Turn Invisible

Ross Welford

$14.99
From the author of the unforgettable bestseller TIME TRAVELLING WITH A HAMSTER comes another surprising, beautiful and funny novel about a child who, by disappearing, will write herself into your heart forever...Turning invisible at will: it's one way of curing your acne. But far more drastic than 13 year-old Ethel Leatherhead intended when she tried a combination of untested medicines and a sunbed. It's fun at first, being invisible. And aided by her friend Boydy, she manages to keep her extraordinary ability secret. Or does she...? When one day the invisibility fails to wear off, Ethel is thrown into a nightmare of lies and deception as she struggles to keep herself safe, to find the remedy that will make her seen again - and solve the mystery of her own birth...
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Trouble and the New Kid

Trouble and the New Kid

Cate Whittle ,  Stephen Michael King

$9.99
Nina the New Kid at school thinks that dragons dont exist. Trouble is still banned from the schoolyard, so he cant show her she is wrong. Its no fun when people don't believe in you, but believing in things is good for everyone, as Georgia is about to find out.
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The Treasure Box

The Treasure Box

Margaret Wild

$14.99
From two of our most talented picture-book creators comes this celebration of things that can't be destroyed by bombs or fire. A haunting and beautiful tale of the power of words, the importance of stories and the resilience of the human spirit. As war rages, Peter and his father flee their home, taking with them a treasure box that holds something more precious than jewels. They journey through mud and rain and long cold nights, and soon their survival becomes more important than any possessions they carry. But as the years go by, Peter never forgets the treasure box, and one day he returns to find it...
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Old Pig

Old Pig

Margaret Wild ,  Ron Brooks

$24.99
Old Pig and Granddaughter have lived together for a long, long time. They share everything, including the chores, until the day when Old Pig does not get up as usual for breakfast. Calmly she pays her bills and puts her affairs in order. Then she takes Granddaughter on a last, long walk - looking and listening, smelling and tasting...Old Pig and Granddaughter say goodbye to each other in the best way they know...A tender story of living and loving, giving and receiving; a glorious celebration of the world.
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Flapper, Vc

Flapper, Vc

Mark Wilson

$24.99
FLAPPER, VC is based on the true story of an Australian carrier pigeon during World War II. Raised and trained in Australia, Flapper is sent off to war in the Pacific. While on patrol deep in the jungle, Flapper's unit find themselves surrounded by enemy troops. With no other means of communication, the men's only hope of survival is Flapper, who has to evade enemy snipers and machine guns to get a message through to save the patrol. Flapper was awarded the animal equivalent of the Victoria Cross for his actions that day, and his medal is proudly displayed at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra. This memorable tale, illustrated with Mark Wilson's beautifully crafted and evocative artwork, is a moving story of animals in war.
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Stories from the Bible

Stories from the Bible

Heinz Janisch ,  Lisbeth Zwerger

$36.99
A beautiful retelling of the Bible--describing the creation of the world, the birth of Jesus, and the many wonders of God--by world-renowned, Hans Christian Andersen Award-winning illustrator Lisbeth Zwerger. Heinz Janisch retells some of the best known and most important stories in a style that is simple but vivid. Lisbeth Zwerger's fascinating pictures create some surprising perspectives. A book for the whole family.
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