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Bully on the Bus

Bully on the Bus

Kathryn Apel

$14.95

She's big. She's smart. She's mean. She's the bully on the bus. She picks on me and I don't like it. But I don't know how to make her stop. The bully on the bus taunts seven-year-old Leroy, then silences him with threats of worse to come. To distract him, his teacher introduces him to the adventures in The Big Bad Book of Fairytales. Hidden throughout are the clues that Leroy needs to overcome the bullying taunts once and for all.
Pig the Pug

Pig the Pug

Aaron Blabey

$16.99

Pig was a Pug and I'm sorry to say, he was greedy and selfish in most every way.  Pig is the greediest Pug in the world. He is ill-tempered, rude and unreasonable. When Pig the Pug is asked to share his toys, something unexpected happens. Hopefully Pig has learned a lesson!
Picnic

Picnic

John Burningham

$16.99

One day Boy and Girl go out for a picnic. They meet all sorts of creatures along the way - some come with them and some chase them, but whatever happens, today will be a day for Adventure!
Hangman's Revolution: WARP #2

Hangman's Revolution: WARP #2

Eoin Colfer

$19.99

FBI agent Chevie Savano is trapped in a nightmare future. Unless she can return to nineteenth-century London and change the course of history, millions will die. Luckily she has Riley the boy magician and a Victorian gangster with lovely hair to help her battle two crazed villains, who have brought the military technology of the future back in time – with potentially disastrous consequences. The stakes are higher than the hangman's noose and only Chevie can save the day. Assuming she can avoid being killed by a couple of psycho warrior-nuns first... Warp is Eoin Colfer's thrilling, steam-punk, time-travel, adrenalin-fuelled adventure series.
The Pirate's Sword: Secret Breakers #5

The Pirate's Sword: Secret Breakers #5

H. L. Dennis

$14.99

Team Veritas have been searching for the truth. But sometimes the truth is hard to handle. No longer safe in England, the team from Station X must escape to the United States of America where they embark on an epic treasure hunt. It starts in New York City where they track down a precious ring once owned by a Knight of Neustria. From there, on to Washington DC to look for clues in the largest library in the world - and then a trek across the Blue Ridge Mountains in search for treasure hidden in a long forgotten cavern. The mystery of the coded Voynich Manuscript is getting closer ...but so is the sinister Black Chamber who is following their every step. And for one of the team, it could be their last ...Enter the world of the Secret Breakers at http://hldennis.com/ Teachers' resources and full reading guide available here: http://hldennis.com/docs/HDreadingguide.pdf 'This gripping thriller ...will have you on the edge of your seats.' TBK Magazine
The Matchbox Diary

The Matchbox Diary

Paul Fleischman ,  Bagram Ibatoulline

$16.95

This is a breathtaking immigration tale with appeal across generations. When a little girl visits her great-grandfather at his curio-filled home, she chooses an unusual object to learn about: an old cigar box. What she finds inside surprises her: a collection of matchboxes making up her great-grandfather's diary, containing objects she can hold in her hand, each one evoking a memory. Together they tell of his journey from Italy to a new country, before he could read and write - the olive stone his mother gave him to suck on when there wasn't enough food; a hairpin he found on the boat; a ticket still retaining the thrill of his first baseball game. With a narrative entirely in dialogue, Paul Fleischman makes immediate the two characters' foray into the past. With warmth and an uncanny eye for detail, Bagram Ibatoulline gives expressive life to their journey through time - and towards each other. This is a new picture book by award-winning author Paul Fleischman and the illustrator of Edward Tulane. It is a touching story and a beautiful introduction to the subject of immigration and to a slice of 20th-century history. It is a perfect gift both from and for grandparents!
I am Juliet

I am Juliet

Jackie French

$16.99

The world's most famous love story told by one of Australia's most respected authors. This is the well-known story of Juliet Capulet and her love for Romeo. It also the story about the increasing helplessness Juliet feels as she realises that unlike young men her age, her life will effectively be determined and controlled by others, who see her having an arranged marriage of alliance and becoming a breeder of sons. I am Juliet closely follows the well-known and loved plot of the play, but we also see the point of view of Rob, the thirteen-year-old boy who is the first to play the role of Juliet on the Elizabethan stage. Like many young people today, he too is overwhelmed by 'all those words' that Shakespeare wrote. But Rob realises that the story of love and tragedy is a somewhat simple one and the words are there for their extraordinary beauty and meaning. He will be Juliet and let the power of the words sing - as they still do today.
Silent Saturday: Forbidden Spaces #1

Silent Saturday: Forbidden Spaces #1

Helen Grant

$16.99

Seventeen-year-old Veerle is bored with life in suburban Brussels. But a chance encounter with a hidden society, whose members illegally break into unoccupied buildings around the city, soon opens up a whole new world of excitement - and danger. When one of the society's founding members disappears, Veerle suspects foul play. But nothing can prepare her for the horror that is about to unfold when an old foe emerges from the shadows...No one is safe, and The Hunter will strike again...
Mr Chicken Lands on London

Mr Chicken Lands on London

Leigh Hobbs

$24.99

ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- He's back! That lovable giant chicken decides he has to visit London, so after breakfast he grabs his camera and flies there for the day. After a whirlwind day full of sightseeing and the sort of chaos that follows him wherever he goes, Mr Chicken heads home tired but satisfied… As much fun as Mr Chicken Goes to Paris with the slightly crazed and anarchic style that makes Leigh Hobbs such a favourite with readers of all ages! Lindy

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See London with Mr Chicken! From the creator of the much-loved bestseller Mr Chicken Goes to Paris. Mr Chicken can't wait another minute, so he finishes his breakfast, collects his camera and flies to London. He wants to see everything. Join Mr Chicken and let him show you his favourite city in all the world.
Armageddon Outta Here: Skulduggery Pleasant

Armageddon Outta Here: Skulduggery Pleasant

Derek Landy

$19.99

One AMAZING new novella. Three GRIPPING new stories. In the ULTIMATE story collection. We all know that doors are for people with no imagination so smash the glass, climb through the window and enter the awesome world of Skulduggery Pleasant with this ultimate story collection. For the first time, every Skulduggery Pleasant short story - plus The End of the World, the World Book Day novelette - is collected into one magnificent volume. But that's not all...Written specially for this collection, there is an entirely new novella that will drag you into a nail-biting American horror story, Skulduggery-style, and three brand-spanking-new stories spanning the last 150 years. Join Gordon Edgley as he parties like it's 1985, watch Valkyrie Cain face a vampire in a fight to the death, and see the Dead Men as you've never seen them before. And then read the exclusive chapter from the final book...Introduced by Derek, these are the hidden stories of the skeleton who saves the world...and the girl who's destined to destroy it.
Razorhurst

Razorhurst

Justine Larbalestier

$18.99

Kelpie and Dymphna are accustomed to the mean streets of 1930s Sydney, but this is a day that will test their courage, their loyalty, and their ability to survive both the ill-intentions of the living and the ever-presence of the dead.

The setting: 1932, Razorhurst. Two competing mob bosses - Gloriana Nelson and Mr Davidson - have reached a fragile peace.

Kelpie knows the dangers of the Sydney streets. Ghosts have kept her alive, steering her to food and safety, but they are also her torment.

Dymphna is Gloriana Nelson's 'best girl'. She knows the highs and lows of life, but she doesn't know what this day has in store for her.

When Dymphna meets Kelpie over the corpse of Jimmy Palmer, Dymphna's latest boyfriend, she pronounces herself Kelpie's new protector. But Dymphna's life is in danger too and she needs an ally. And while Jimmy's ghost wants to help, the dead cannot protect the living.

Gloriana Nelson's kingdom is crumbling and Mr Davidson is determined to have all of Razorhurst - including Dymphna. As loyalties shift and betrayal threatens at every turn, Dymphna and Kelpie are determined to survive what is becoming a day with a high body count.
Roses are Blue

Roses are Blue

Sally Murphy ,  Gabriel Evans

$16.95

From the award-winning author of Pearl Verses the Worldand Toppling comes a verse novel about resilience and the importance of family. Amber Rose and her family are dealing with tragedy and change. But sometimes hope suddenly blooms...
As Stars Fall

As Stars Fall

Christie Nieman

$18.99

ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- Robin has been forced to leave her beloved home in the Victorian countryside when her father decides to take off with another woman, and her teacher mother accepts a post in Melbourne. She hates the city, the school, and being the new girl. Seth is alienated and angry and spends his days in a drug-induced haze, having dropped out of school when his mother (a scientist studying bush stone-curlews) died in a bushfire. His sister Delia, highly intelligent and principled, is struggling with her nightmares and grief, but as their father is a selfish drunk stuck in his own loss, has to be the grown-up of the family. Each of these lost teenagers are drawn together, united by a misplaced stone-curlew, and eventually learn how to cope with what life has thrown at them. A strong novel for readers 14+ Lindy

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The fire was fast and hot ...only days after it went through, there were absolutely no birds left. I should have seen it as an omen, the birds all leaving like that. Robin is a self-confessed bird-nerd from the country, living in the city. On the first day at her new school, she meets Delia. Delia is freaky and definitely not good for Robin's image. Seth, Delia's brother, has given up school to prowl the city streets. He is angry at everything, especially the fire that killed his mother. When a rare and endangered bird turns up in the city parklands, the lives of Robin, Seth and Delia become fatefully and dangerously intertwined ...An intricate love story about nature, grief, friendship and life. 
There's a Lion in My Cornflakes

There's a Lion in My Cornflakes

Michelle Robinson ,  Jim Field

$14.99

Have you ever collected coupons from a cereal box? Maybe you were saving them up for a book or a toy. Well, when Dan and his brother decide to collect 100 coupons so that they can have their very own lion, they assume the task will be easy enough. How wrong can you be?! A wildly wacky story where anything can happen, There's a Lion in My Cornflakes brings together bestselling author Michelle Robinson and award-winning illustrator Jim Field for the very first time, with hilarious results.
Lucas and Jack

Lucas and Jack

Ellie Royce ,  Andrew McLean

$24.99

ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- Every week Lucas accompanies his Mum when she visits her grandfather in a nursing home. It's boring there so Lucas doesn't go inside to see his Great Grandpop - but one day he meets Jack. Jack is another resident, but he's full of stories and even a bit of mischief. Suddenly Lucas can't wait to visit each week, as Jack tells stories and teaches Lucas that old people were once young and full of stories - and often, despite their age, still full of life. Quite a touching story, well-served by Andrew McLean's gentle illustrations. 4-6yo Lindy

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Every week Lucas' mum visits Great Grandpop at the nursing home. And every week Lucas waits for her outside. Waiting is boring! Until Lucas meets Jack. Jack is tricky and Jack is fun, and he is a great storyteller. Lucas and Jack is a great book for introducing young children to the idea that old people can be fun and that deep down we have more in common than we think. More importantly Lucas and Jack encourages children to ask questions, be curious, imaginative and empathetic. 
She is Not Invisible

She is Not Invisible

Marcus Sedgwick

$16.99

Laureth Peak's father is a writer. For years he's been trying, and failing, to write a novel about coincidence. His wife thinks he's obsessed, Laureth thinks he's on the verge of a breakdown. He's supposed to be doing research in Austria, so when his notebook shows up in New York, Laureth knows something is wrong. On impulse she steals her mother's credit card and heads for the States, taking her strange little brother Benjamin with her. Reunited with the notebook, they begin to follow clues inside, trying to find their wayward father. Ahead lie challenges and threats, all of which are that much tougher for Laureth than they would be for any other 16 year old. Because Laureth Peak is blind. Also available as an audio book, read from braille by Anna Cannings.
Counting by 7s

Counting by 7s

Holly Goldberg Sloan

$14.99

On the 7th day of the 7th month (is it any wonder I love the number?) my new parents drove north to a hospital 257 miles from their home, where they named me after a cold-climate tree and changed the world. Counting By 7s is the story of Willow Chance, a twelve-year-old girl who has been identified at an early age as gifted. Willow lives in Bakersfield, California and comes home from school one day to the news that her parents have been killed in a traffic accident. What follows is Willows search to find a place where she belongs.
Friday Barnes: Girl Detective

Friday Barnes: Girl Detective

R.A. Spratt

$15.99

Imagine if Sherlock Holmes was an eleven-year-old girl! When girl detective Friday Barnes solves a bank robbery she uses the reward money to send herself to the most exclusive boarding school in the country, Highcrest Academy. On arrival, Friday is shocked to discover the respectable school is actually a hotbed of crime. She's soon investigating everything from disappearing homework to the Yeti running around the school swamp. That's when she's not dealing with her own problem - Ian Wainscott, the handsomest boy in school, who inexplicably hates Friday and loves nasty pranks. Can Friday solve Highcrest Academy's many strange mysteries, including the biggest mystery of all - what's the point of high school?
Murder Most Unladylike: Wells & Wong #1

Murder Most Unladylike: Wells & Wong #1

Robin Stevens

$16.99

ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- Hazel Wong has been sent to an English boarding school, because her Anglophile father in Hong Kong wishes to score points against his competitors. Hazel has been determined to enjoy it, but the reality is somewhat colder and hungrier - not to mention lonelier. That is, until the most popular girl in the school, Daisy Wells decides Hazel will be her best friend (or willing slave, though in Daisy's books they are much of a muchness!) Together they start a detective agency but it's not until Hazel discovers the science mistress dead that they have something to investigate. Particularly when the body disappears before anyone else has seen it… A rather charming cross between an Enid Blyton and an Alan Bradley and a lot of fun! 12+ Lindy

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When Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong set up their very own deadly secret detective agency at Deepdean School for Girls, they struggle to find any truly exciting mysteries to investigate. (Unless you count the case of Lavinia's missing tie. Which they don't, really). But then Hazel discovers the Science Mistress, Miss Bell, lying dead in the Gym. She thinks it must all have been a terrible accident - but when she and Daisy return five minutes later, the body has disappeared. Now the girls know a murder must have taken place ...and there's more than one person at Deepdean with a motive. Now Hazel and Daisy not only have a murder to solve: they have to prove a murder happened in the first place. Determined to get to the bottom of the crime before the killer strikes again (and before the police can get there first, naturally), Hazel and Daisy must hunt for evidence, spy on their suspects and use all the cunning, scheming and intuition they can muster. But will they succeed? And can their friendship stand the test?
The Dark Inside

The Dark Inside

Rupert Wallis

$14.99

The House on the Hill has been abandoned for as long as James can remember. So when he discovers Webster, a drifter, hiding there, he's instantly curious about the story behind the homeless man. What is he running from? Afflicted by a dark curse, Webster is no longer who he used to be. But there is said to be a cure and it might just be that by helping Webster, James will find some solace of his own. Together they embark on a journey, not knowing that what they discover will impact them both in ways they never imagined...A gripping and haunting story about loss and hope, perfect for fans of Patrick Ness and David Almond.
Head of the River

Head of the River

Pip Harry

$19.95

It's the most elite school sporting event in the country. Nine rowers, 2000 gruelling metres and one chance for glory in the ultimate team sport. Sit forward...ROW. Tall, gifted and the offspring of Olympians, superstar siblings Leni and Cristian Popescu are set to row Harley Grammar to victory in the Head of the River. With six months until the big day, the twins can't lose. Or can they? When Cristian is seduced by performance-enhancing drugs, and Leni is suffocated with self-doubt, their bright futures start to fade. Juggling family, high expectations, study, break-ups, new relationships and wild parties, the pressure starts to build. As the final moments tick by, who will make it to the start line? And who'll plummet from grace?
Every Day is Malala Day

Every Day is Malala Day

Rosemary McCarney

$12.99

'Dear Malala, we have never met before, but I feel like I know you.' Malala Yousafzai is an inspiration. A young girl living in Pakistan, she was shot by the Taliban simply because she wanted to go to school. Since that moment, she has captured the attention of the world with her bravery, becoming a voice for the rights of girls everywhere. This is a letter to Malala, illustrated with beautiful photographs. Girls from around the world expressed their sympathy, sisterhood, and admiration for her. Many of them know firsthand the barriers that stand in the way of girls going to school - barriers like poverty, discrimination and violence. In Malala these girls recognise a leader, a champion and a friend.
The Goodnight Book

The Goodnight Book

Lori Joy Smith

$16.99

In English, we say 'goodnight' before bed, but what do monsters and aliens say? In some far off places they say gloobit, tookaboo, kissy-kissy, darkan-oy and even moony-night! This adorable little book shows little readers how in 24 beautifully illustrated pages. The Goodnight Book takes us on a fun trip to many far off places to see how creatures of many different shapes and kinds say good night to the ones they love.
The Children of Noisy Village

The Children of Noisy Village

Astrid Lindgren

$9.95

In the middle of the countryside there are three farms, all in a row. Everybody calls them Noisy Village because the children who live there are very noisy indeed! Join the adventures of Lisa and her friends, where walking home from school turns into a pirate party looking for treasure, a trip to the local shoemaker becomes a mission to save one lonely dog from his grumpy owner, and a fishing trip ends with a night under the stars. A charming collection of stories from one of the world's best-loved children's authors.
365 More Simple Science Experiments with Everyday Materials

365 More Simple Science Experiments with Everyday Materials

E.Richard Churchill ,  Louis V. Loesching ,  Muriel Mandell ,  Frances Zweifel

$14.99

More than 300 experiments are broken down into 32 chapters. The first seven chapters focus on the physics of the natural world. In the next eight chapters, kids learn about science using everyday foods. Seven chapters after that relate to time, followed by seven chapters that explain some puzzling ideas about nature. The final chapters help readers explore the science of space. Most of the experiments are easy enough for kids to execute on their own, while a few may require the aid of a parent or partner. Through these engaging experiments kids learn about specific scientific phenomena such as gravity, electricity, magnification, magnetism, oxidation and more.
Plastic

Plastic

Jillian Powell

$19.99

An engaging and very visual new series that introduces young readers to the idea of the recycling process.
How to Defeat Dragons

How to Defeat Dragons

Catherine Leblanc ,  Roland Garrigue

$11.99

They breathe fire, wield sharp claws, and flap their giant wings. Even the bravest of knights are afraid of dragons. In this helpful book, you will find all the unbeatable tricks for destroying these scary, scaly beasts! With whimsical text and illustrations, How to Defeat Dragons will help kids banish their fears--and have fun doing it! Kids will love these clever tricks and tips for getting rid of dragons.
Paper Hearts

Paper Hearts

Sandra van Doorn

$21.99

When a little puppet wishes he had a heart, he decides to make one out of paper. But can a paper heart be like a real one? Surprisingly, he realises there are many similarities between the two. This beautiful ode to love reminds us all that hearts can be given and stolen, swept away and even stepped on. But even when they are torn or crinkled or patched up, life is wonderful when you have a heart.
Best Nursery Tales Ever

Best Nursery Tales Ever

Richard Scarry

$29.95

Richard Scarry illustrates a mix of well-known and obscure folk tales, from 'The Three Little Pigs' and 'Little Red Riding Hood' to 'The Teeny-Tiny Woman' and 'The Three Wishes'. Characters from his Busy World populate these gently told stories, and children will delight in the rich, engaging scenes.
Russian Roulette

Russian Roulette

Anthony Horowitz

$18.95

This is the highly anticipated prequel to the bestselling Alex Rider series, charting the journey of a young assassin. An international contract killer has been given his orders. His next target is a fourteen-year-old spy...Alex Rider. The man's name is Yassen Gregorovich. He knows Alex well. The two of them share a secret from the past. As he considers his next mission, Yassen remembers the forces that turned him from an ordinary schoolboy into a hired assassin. What is it that makes someone choose to do evil? What would it take to make them kill? This thrilling adventure will be the deadliest yet... Addictive, pacey novels . (Financial Times). The series that has re-invented the spy genre . (Independent). This is a fast-paced, deadly adventure set in Russia, Italy, America, Paris and London.
6

6

James Phelan

$14.99

13 books. 13 nightmares. 1 destiny. Are you one of them? I dont know whats real and whats not anymore. The barrier between dreams and reality is more blurred than ever as Sam is drawn into an age-old battle for the Dreamscape. Even more confusing is that the next Dreamer seems to know as much as Sam about the importance of her dreams and the search for the Gears. From the Kremlin in Moscow to the wilds of Siberia, Sam is involved in a race-within-the-race with an old adversary with a sinister way of staying one step ahead. The more Sam and his friends dream, the less they will remember...Sam must find the last 13. Our fate lies with them alone.
The Bubble Wrap Boy

The Bubble Wrap Boy

Phil Earle

$16.99

This is the new book from the award-winning Phil Earle, author of Heroic and Being Billy. Have finished Bubble-Wrap Boy. If happy tears/snot smeared across face were legal currency, @philearle would be rich. So warm, and so funny . (Katherine Rundell, author of Rooftoppers). All my life I've been tiny Charlie from the Chinese Chippie, whose only friend is Sinus, the kid who stares at walls. But I believe that everyone's good at something. I've just got to work out what my something is...Charlie's found his secret talent: skateboarding. It's his one-way ticket to popularity. All he's got to do is practice, and nothing's going to stop him - not his clumsiness, not his overprotective mum, nothing. Except Charlie isn't the only one in his family hiding a massive secret, and his next discovery will change everything. How do you stay on the board when your world is turned upside down? Phil Earle was born, raised and schooled in Hull. His first job was as a care worker in a children's home, an experience that influenced the ideas behind Being Billy and Saving Daisy. He then trained as a drama therapist and worked in a therapeutic community in south London, caring for traumatized and abused adolescents. After a couple of years in the care sector, Phil chose the more sedate lifestyle of a bookseller, and now works in children's publishing. Phil lives in south-east London with his wife and children, but Hull will always be home.
The Devil and His Boy

The Devil and His Boy

Anthony Horowitz

$12.95

Chase through the streets of Elizabethan London in this historical adventure from the creator of Alex Rider. London is dirty, distant and dangerous...but that's where orphan Tom Falconer is heading. And he's got a whole assortment of vicious criminals hot on his heels. Tom is helpless and alone until he meets Moll Cutpurse, a thirteen-year-old pickpocket. Together they find themselves chased across the city by the murderous Ratsey. But it's only on the first night of a new play - The Devil and his Boy - that Tom realizes that the fate of the Queen and indeed the entire country rests in his hands. This title is reissued with a cover by Tony Ross in time for the celebrations of Shakespeare's birthday.
Dragon Shield

Dragon Shield

Charlie Fletcher

$12.99

The start of a thrilling, action-packed trilogy from Charlie Fletcher, set in a world where statues come to life and dragons and heroes battle. Something dark has woken in the British Museum, and it has stopped time, literally freezing the city in its tracks. The people are there, but unmoving, unseeing - like statues. The statues, on the other hand, can move, and are astonished at what they see. In the Great Ormond Street Hospital, Will and Jo are suddenly plunged into this world of statues - and find themselves pursued by murderous dragons. With help from a couple of friendly statues, Will and Jo must escape the evil that stalks them in the streets of London. With beautiful illustrations by Nick Tankard.
My Dog Doesn't Like Me

My Dog Doesn't Like Me

Elizabeth Fensham

$14.95

My dog doesn't like me. It's a fact. When I got back from running away, I explained this to my family.' Eric is very disappointed in the dog he got for his eighth birthday. He thought the dog, named Ugly (because he is just that), was going to be his 'best friend'. But Ugly doesn't even consider Eric his first-or second-best friend. Ugly loves Eric's mum, grandad, dad, and his horrible sister Gretchen, even more than him. Desperate to make Ugly love him the most, Eric puts some crazy plans into action to win over his pooch. Will Eric uncover the secret to Ugly's heart, or will he forever have to watch his dog dote on every other family member except him? One of our most-loved and prolific authors has written a beatifully told story that will resonate with pet lovers of all ages.
Precious and the Mystery Beads: A New Case for Precious Ramotswe

Precious and the Mystery Beads: A New Case for Precious Ramotswe

Alexander McCall Smith

$19.99

Well before Precious Ramotswe founded her Number One Ladies' Detective Agency, as an eight-year-old girl she was already solving mysteries. Here, in this delightful, new, enchanting tale for children, we see how the young Precious became the crafty and intuitive private investigator we all know and love! Find out as Alexander McCall Smith tells the story of in another adventure featuring Precious Ramotswe.
Vango: A Prince without Kingdom

Vango: A Prince without Kingdom

Timothee de Fombelle

$24.95

This is the thrilling conclusion to the critically acclaimed series, by an award-winning author and translator. Vango has been in danger for as long as he can remember. He has spent his life jumping across rooftops, fleeing to mysterious islands and evading capture. But Vango will not run for much longer. The mystery of his past has started to unravel, and now, in the shadow of a rapidly changing world, Vango will face those who have haunted him for so long and finally find his true identity. This is a compelling and gripping story charting adventures across Russia, Paris, Scotland and Italy. The first book in the series won the English Pen Award 2013, for the Pen Translates programme.
Rescue on Nim's Island

Rescue on Nim's Island

Wendy Orr ,  Geoff Kelly

$14.99

Nim lives on an island with her father, Jack, a marine iguana called Fred, a sea lion called Selkie, and their friend Alex Rover, the adventure writer. Nim's island is the most beautiful place in the world, and she wouldn't swap live anywhere else. When Jack invites a group of scientists to visit, they bring their children as well. But two of the scientists have plans other than studying algae...By the time Nim discovers what they really want, and what they will do to get it, the children are in grave danger. And so is the island! Nim must choose between saving a natural treasure and saving someone's life.
The Case of Animals Behaving Really, REALLY Badly

The Case of Animals Behaving Really, REALLY Badly

Michael Gerard Bauer ,  Joe Bauer

$12.99

It's the biggest case Secret Agents R Definitely NOT Us has ever seen. Wild animals are turning to a life of crime and it's all the work of evil Doctor Evil Mac Evilness. Can Secret Agent Derek 'Danger' Dale outwit a criminal mastermind, escape the clutches of the four most deadly creatures on the planet and save the world's biggest diamond? Extreeeeeeeemely unlikely!
Vango

Vango

Timothee de Fombelle

$16.95

This is a gripping mystery-adventure set in the 1930s interwar period about a character desperately searching for his identity. Raised by a strange nanny in Sicily, Vango grows up with one friend, a priest Zefiro, who lives in a monastery hidden from sight. On reaching adulthood, Vango decides to follow in Zefiro's steps, but at the moment he is taking his holy orders at Notre Dame in Paris, he is falsely accused of a crime and has to go on the run. This is a breathless and highly cinematic story that follows Vango travelling by Zeppelin across Europe from Stromboli to Nazi Germany, from Scotland to the Soviet Union, climbing the rooftops of Paris, crossing the paths of arms traffickers, crooked policemen, Russian spies and even Stalin. This is a literary adventure on grand scale by an award-winning author. It is a brilliantly researched novel. De Fombelle invites English readers to view a familiar period of history with fresh eyes. Awards for Toby Alone include: Prix Saint-Exupery 2006 (France), Prix Tam Tam 2006 (France), Prix Sorcieres 2007 (France), Grand Prix de l'Imaginaire 2007 (France), Prix Andersen 2007 (Italy), Prix Versele 2008 (Belgium), Crayon d'argent 2008 (The Netherlands), French IBBY List of Honour 2008, and, Winner of the Marsh Award for Children's Literature in Translation 2009.
Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs

Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs

Mo Willems

$16.95

This is a hugely entertaining and riotous re-telling of a classic fairy tale from one of the most original and funny voices in children's books today. Have you ever heard the story of Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs? Yes, you heard right - DINOSAURS. Once upon a time, there were three hungry dinosaurs: Papa Dinosaur, Mama Dinosaur and...a Dinosaur who happened to be visiting from Norway. Of course. One day, purely on a whim, they decided to tidy up their house nice and neat, make their beds up all cosy and comfortable, prepare delicious hot chocolate pudding of varying temperatures, place their chairs just so, and go...SOMEWHERE ELSE. Let's be clear, they were definitely NOT setting up a trap for some succulent, poorly supervised little girl called Goldilocks who may wander by...ahem. This is a new take on an age-old classic that will ensure LOTS of giggles and LOTS of re-readings - a perfect go-to bedtime story.
The Boy's Own Manual to Being a Proper Jew

The Boy's Own Manual to Being a Proper Jew

Eli Glasman

$19.95

When non-religious rebel Josh turns up at school, Yossi is asked to look after him, and while Yossi educates Josh on the ancient traditions of their race, Josh does some educating of his own. Through their relationship, Yossi learns to see the laws of Judaism in a very new light. But when he and Josh are caught kissing in the bathhouse, Yossi's life takes on a dramatic new turn, and he can ignore his new reality no longer. 

The Boy's Own Manual to Being a Proper Jew is full of heart and human blundering, as a family gradually learns to accept the parameters of its faith, and how to work around them.
More Than This

More Than This

Patrick Ness

$18.95

From two-time Carnegie Medal winner Patrick Ness comes an enthralling and provocative new novel chronicling the life - or perhaps afterlife - of a teen trapped in a crumbling, abandoned world. A boy called Seth drowns, desperate and alone in his final moments, losing his life as the pounding sea claims him. But then he wakes. He is naked, thirsty, starving. But alive. How is that possible? He remembers dying, his bones breaking, his skull dashed upon the rocks. So how is he is here? And where is this place? It looks like the suburban English town where he lived as a child, before an unthinkable tragedy happened and his family moved to America. But the neighbourhood around his old house is overgrown, covered in dust and completely abandoned. What's going on? And why is it that whenever he closes his eyes, he falls prey to vivid, agonizing memories that seem more real than the world around him? Seth begins a search for answers, hoping that he might not be alone, that this might not be the hell he fears it to be, that there might be more than just this...
Strangelets

Strangelets

Michelle Gagnon

$17.99

17-year-old Sophie lies on her deathbed in California, awaiting the inevitable loss of her battle with cancer - 17-year-old Declan stares down two armed thugs in a back alley in Galway, Ireland - 17-year-old Anat attempts to traverse a booby-trapped tunnel between Israel and Egypt - All three strangers should have died at the exact same moment, thousands of miles apart. Instead, they awaken together in an abandoned hospital - only to discover that they're not alone. Three other teens from different places on the globe are trapped with them.
Summer's Shadow

Summer's Shadow

Anna Wilson

$16.99

Her mother's will states that Summer's legal guardian is her uncle Tristan: a man Summer has never even heard of before. Forced to leave her life in London, Summer moves to Tristan's creepy, ancient house in Cornwall. There she is met with indifference from him, open hostility from her cousin, and an aunt who has chosen to leave rather than to tolerate her presence. Soon Summer comes to believe that the house may be haunted. But is it haunted by ghosts, or by the shadows of her family's past? Scared and lonely, Summer begins to spend more and more time in the beautiful sheltered cove she discovers nearby. But she's not alone. A local boy frequents it too. Can Summer find first love and the answers to the mysteries of her new home with this good-looking boy who appears to be too perfect to be true?
Jeremy

Jeremy

Chris Faille ,  Danny Snell

$14.99

When tiny Jeremy falls out of his nest and is brought home by the family cat, he is only a few days old. Luckily, Jeremy is a fighter and he loves to eat. As the weeks go by he grows stronger and stronger, until the time comes to say goodbye.
Blueback

Blueback

Tim Winton

$19.99

The final volume in the iconic Penguin Australian Children's Classics series, Blueback is a deceptively simple allegory about a boy who matures through fortitude, and finds wisdom by living in harmony with all forms of life. A beautiful distillation of Winton's art and concerns.
Angels Next Door

Angels Next Door

Karen McCombie

$14.99

Angels Next Door is a gorgeous new magical friendship series for 8+ readers by bestselling author, Karen McCombie. Riley's best friend has gone away forever and Lauren 'Queen of Everything' Mayhew is making school a nightmare. It looks like Riley's on her own, until the three Angelos Sisters move in next door. Her new neighbours are ...different. Colourful and sparkly, they stand out. It's not just their names or how they dress - there's something magical about them. And since they arrived there have been loads of strange coincidences. Who are these new girls and what's with all the glitter? About the author: Bestselling author Karen McCombie trained as a magazine journalist in her native Scotland before moving to London. After several years working on teen favourites Just 17 and Sugar, she turned to fiction, with her first series, Ally's World, becoming an instant success. In total she's had more than 70 books published and translated around the world, and more than a million books sold. Karen lives in North London with her very Scottish husband Tom, her sunshiney daughter Milly, a demented cat called Dizzy and Biscuit, the button-obsessed hamster.
Brave

Brave

Wendy Constance

$17.99

13,000 years ago. Wild Horse has been sent to prove his bravery by bringing a runaway girl back to her tribe before she's taken by wolves. But Blue Bird doesn't want to be found, and persuades Wild Horse to join her and a rescued sabre-tooth cub. It's the greatest adventure of their lives, and they must fight with spear, tooth and claw to survive.
Clementine Rose and the Treasure Box

Clementine Rose and the Treasure Box

Jacqueline Harvey

$12.99

Clementine Rose can't believe her luck. Her new neighbours have not one, not two, but three children for her to play with. And to top it all off, the children's mother has promised to give ballet lessons. Clemmie can't wait to put on a tutu and learn to dance. When something terrible happens to the local hall, the ballet lessons are put on hold. How can the villagers raise enough money to repair the hall? Perhaps Clementine Rose and her new friends can find some hidden treasure and save the day.
Daisy in the Mansion

Daisy in the Mansion

Michelle Hamer ,  Lucia Masciullo

$14.99

It's 1930 and Daisy has been adopted and whisked away to a beautiful mansion. She's to be a companion to Annie, a girl with a mysterious illness. While Daisy's new life is full of luxuries she could never have imagined, what she wants the most is the thing her new parents can't provide: the freedom to find her real family before it's too late...Follow Daisy on her adventure in the third of four exciting stories about a hopeful girl in troubled times.
1836 - Do You Dare?: Fighting Bones

1836 - Do You Dare?: Fighting Bones

Sofie Laguna

$14.99

Fighting Bones is the convict-era adventure in this series of exciting, action-packed Australian stories. Irish brothers Danny and Declan Sheehan are inmates at Tasmania's Point Puer prison for convict boys in 1836. When tragedy strikes and the prison bully is on the rampage, escape is their only chance to survive...But will they dare? It's an adventure in history. Do you dare?
Do You Dare?: The Last Horse Race

Do You Dare?: The Last Horse Race

James Moloney

$14.99

Do You Dare ...Stick up for your mates? Ride a horse at breakneck speed? Risk your life for freedom? It's an adventure in history. Do You Dare?
The Haunting of Spook House

The Haunting of Spook House

George Ivanoff

$14.99

YOU CHOOSE ...Ghost hunter extraordinaire or lost soul forever! You've heard spooky stories about the old house on the hill in your street. It's been said that a man was found mummified inside the house long ago. Your friends dare you to go inside and investigate. Do you really believe that it's haunted? There's only one way to find out ...This could be your chance to be a hero. Do you change the course of history, or do you meet a ghostly fate?
The Lost Gods

The Lost Gods

Francesca Simon

$11.99

In The Sleeping Army, Freya went to Hel and back. She fought dragons, fled fire and outwitted giants - all to restore eternal youth to the Norse Gods. But now they're back, does anyone care? The Gods' popularity on earth is waning, and without regular worship, their powers are fading fast and their ancient enemies, the Frost Giants, are stirring. So the Gods hatch a plan - they'll come back down to earth, and they'll pursue a very different kind of popularity. They're going to become celebrities. A rollicking, thrilling and hilarious ride, The Lost Gods takes up where the Sleeping Army left off and takes us back to Simon's brilliantly-imagined modern Norse England.
Maze of Doom

Maze of Doom

George Ivanoff

$14.99

YOU CHOOSE...Master of the maze or eternity in a nightmare labyrinth! You decide to try the lame-looking Maze of Doom at the fun fair. But once inside, you realise that this is no ordinary amusement. The maze is massive and there are traps and mysterious creatures at every turn. Then you come across an old fortune-telling machine, which predicts an eerie future...Will you discover the maze's secrets and riches, or will you be trapped inside forever?
Monkey Boy

Monkey Boy

Donovan Bixley ,  Donovan Bixley

$14.99

So...how do you go to the toilet on a great sailing warship? Worse - what do you do when your breeches are about your ankles, your naked nether regions are hanging out over the dark frothing ocean 20 feet below - and you're cornered by a hideous phantom, hell-bent on revenge? Young Jimmy has a problem - no, it's not the crazy men in his gun crew, the older bully boys, awful amputations, exploding diarrhoea, or the food that would make a landlubber ill. Jimmy's problem is that he can see the dead. And they scare the flapping halibut out of him! Worse still, the ship is headed for bloodcurdling battle where the dead will be thick as flies - maybe even as thick as some of Jimmy's crew mates. As the odds pile against him, can Jimmy turn his secret curse into a powerful ally?
Pearlie the Spy

Pearlie the Spy

Gabrielle Wang ,  Lucia Masciullo

$14.99

It's1942 and Pearlie is all alone in Darwin. Not only has she been separated from her family, but now Beake, the spy, is back and he's on the loose. He's out to get Pearlie - but she has a plan...Can she pull it off? And when bombs fall on Darwin, will Pearlie survive? Follow Pearlie on her adventure in the third of four exciting stories about a courageous girl in a world at war.
Spacejackers

Spacejackers

Huw Powell

$15.99

Abandoned as a baby on the planet Remota, deep in the seventh solar system, Jake Cutler lives a sheltered life. But all that changes when his home is invaded by ruthless space pirates with just one target: him. Soon Jake is on the run with a bounty hunter and the suspicious-looking crew of a spaceship called the Dark Horse. Forced to contend with zero-gravity, shipwrecks and black holes, Jake must discover the truth about his past before he is hunted down and caught. And as for the crew of the Dark Horse, could there be more to his new-found friends than meets the eye? The action-packed first book in the Spacejackers trilogy is full of aliens, space monsters, gadgets, battleships - and one boy's search for his destiny. Perfect for fans of Star Wars or Pirates of the Caribbean.
Writing Clementine

Writing Clementine

Kate Gordon

$15.99

Clementine Darcy is floundering. She wants to be the kind of fish who swims to the swish of her own fins - upstream, not simply carried along by the current. But she is finding the swirling waters of school and home difficult to navigate: her friendship group is splintering, her brother Fergus won't leave his room, her sister's life is not as perfect as Clem thought...and then there's the New Boy, who is dapper and intriguing, but hiding secrets of his own. Clem is desperate for everyone - including herself - to be happy, but she discovers that her idea of helping doesn't always work as well as she imagined. Can Clem be the girl she wants to be? Will she learn to accept that there are things she can fix and things she cannot? Will she find a way to know the difference?
The Odd Squad: Zero Tolerance

The Odd Squad: Zero Tolerance

Michael Fry

$12.99

After taming the school's biggest bully, Nick, Molly and Karl expect to bask in Safety Patrol glory. But without a bully to set straight, all they're left with is helping sixth graders cross the hall and reminding everyone that Jell-o meat stains. Enter new kid Simone, who shakes up the team and soon Nick is facing trouble. Big trouble. Explusion-level trouble. He needs help, and fast, because if there's one thing worse than being the shortest seventh grader in the history of the world, it's having to go through it twice.
Basher History: Mythology

Basher History: Mythology

Simon Basher ,  Mary Budzik

$15.99

The myths and legends of the ancient world still fascinate and entertain people the world over. Stories of gods and goddesses have a timeless appeal that captures the attention of generation after generation of children. Basher History: Mythology gives a fresh look to some of the key characters from famous myths and legends - meet Zeus, father of the Greek gods; Norse Freyja, goddess of love, beauty, war and death; and Egyptian Bastet, goddess of cats, along with many many others. A spread about Roman gods provides a handy key to the relationship between Greek gods and their Roman equivalents.
My Teacher is a Monster! (No, I am Not)

My Teacher is a Monster! (No, I am Not)

Peter Brown

$24.99

Bobby has a problem at school. It's his teacher, Miss Kirby. She stomps, she roars, and she won't even let him throw paper aeroplanes in class ...what a monster! One day the unthinkable happens when Bobby bumps into Miss Kirby outside school. However, he soon finds out there's more to her than meets the eye. This beautifully illustrated and brilliantly funny book from award-winning artist Peter Brown shows that monsters -- and teachers -- are not always as bad as they seem. Praise for MR TIGER GOES WILD: Utterly charming -- Metro Funky, funny and beautiful ...an irresistible addition to every wild child's bookshelf -- Times Stylish and clever -- Bookseller
Asterix Omnibus 7

Asterix Omnibus 7

Rene Goscinny ,  Albert Uderzo

$35.00

In this special collector's edition, books 19 to 21 are brought together in one fabulous volume. In ASTERIX AND THE SOOTHSAYER, a sinister figure arrives in the Gaulish village. Prolix claims to be a soothsayer and the villagers believe every word he says, but Asterix isn't convinced...In ASTERIX IN CORSICA, the Corsican chieftain, Boneywasawarriorwayayix, needs Asterix and Obelix's help to foil the evil designs of Praetor Perfidius and oppose Julius Caesar's army. In ASTERIX AND CAESAR'S GIFT, Legionary Tremensdelirius gets the title deeds to the Gaulish village as a bonus - then swaps them with tavern landlord Orthopaedix for a drink. But Asterix and his friends aren't keen to hand over their village!
Chasing Shadows

Chasing Shadows

Corinne Fenton

$16.95

Corinne Fenton joins first-time illustrator Hannah Sommerville on an epic journey of discovery. Everyone feels sad sometimes, but when sadness lingers, shadows appear. Some of us, even children, chase shadows. Will a wriggly, mischievous surprise help Beth chase her shadows away?
How to Train a Train

How to Train a Train

Jason Carter Eaton ,  John Rocco

$16.95

Loco for locomotives? Get your ticket ready - here is everything you need to know about finding, keeping and training your very own pet train. Finding advice on caring for a dog, a cat, a fish, or even a dinosaur is easy. But what if somebody's taste in pets runs to the more mechanical kind? What about those who like cogs and gears more than feathers and fur? People who prefer the call of a train whistle to the squeal of a guinea pig? Or maybe dream of a smudge of soot on their cheek, not slobber? In this spectacularly illustrated picture book, children who love locomotives (and what child doesn't?) will discover where trains live, what they like to eat and the best train tricks around...everything it takes to lay the tracks for a long and happy friendship. All aboard! This is a sly, back-door look at what it means to own and care for a pet. It is a unique, playful and visually arresting treat for kids who like things that GO! It is a simple catalogue of train types and characteristics for budding train enthusiasts everywhere. John Rocco's locomotive tour de force confirms his place on the list of hot illustrators to watch.
The Poppy

The Poppy

Andrew Plant

$16.95

Stunningly illustrated in over 70 paintings, The Poppy is the true story of one of Australia's greatest victories, and of a promise kept for nearly a century. On Anzac Day, 1918, a desperate night counter-attack in the French village of Villers-Bretonneux became one of Australia's greatest victories. A bond was forged that night between France and Australia that has never been broken. Villers-Bretonneux is 'The town that never forgets'. What was achieved that terrible night - and what happened after - is a story that, likewise, Australians should never forget.
Rory and the Monstersitter

Rory and the Monstersitter

Rosie Reeve

$15.99

Rory loves to cook. He's always inventing new recipes like blue pancakes, cheese bats and hairy cakes ...One evening, when his mum and dad go out to dinner, leaving Rory and his siblings with the babysitter, tummies start to rumble. It's time for Rory to cook up a real monster feast! A hilarious and unexpected tale - with a twist of pepper!
Rudie Nudie

Rudie Nudie

Emma Quay

$14.99

The bestselling, award-winning 'Rudie Nudie' is now in paperback! Ages 2+ 'One, two Rudie Nudie, Rudie Nudie in the bath...' Emma Quay captures all the joy and energy of childhood in this irresistible rhyming tale. With its charming illustrations and lively text, 'Rudie Nudie' is destined to become an instant family favourite! Ages 2+
Supertato

Supertato

Sue Hendra

$14.99

Meet Supertato! He's always there for you when the chips are down. He's the superhero with eyes everywhere - and he's about to meet his arch nemesis. The fabulous new character from Sue Hendra, the bestselling illustrator of Barry the Fish with Fingers and Norman the Slug with the Silly Shell.
Broken Strings

Broken Strings

Maria Farrer

$16.99

Love, mystery, secrets and burning ambition - this book has it all...Jess's only dream is to be a violinist, but when stage fright causes her to fail an audition for a place at music school, she cannot afford to keep playing. She is devastated, until the grandmother she didn't know existed shows up at her family's doorstep and promises six months of tuition in exchange for Jess moving to live with her in London and abiding by all her rules. Jess's life there changes more than she'd ever imagined. Not only is her musical training nearly impossible to keep up with, but she also finds herself caught between the boy who is her only lifeline in London, and the boy she thought had abandoned her for ever. And at the climax of her mysterious stay in London, Jess uncovers her grandmother's devastating secret, which tore her family apart and links directly to Jess's own musical dream.
The Diviners

The Diviners

Libba Bray

$17.99

1920s New York. A teen clairvoyant. An old evil. It has begun...Evie O'Neill has been exiled from her boring old home town and shipped off to the bustling streets of New York City - and she is pos-i-tute-ly thrilled! New York is the city of speak-easies, rent parties, shopping and movie palaces, and soon enough Evie is running with glamorous Ziegfeld girls and rakish pickpockets. The only catch is that Evie has to live with her Uncle Will, curator of the Museum of American Folklore, Superstition, and the Occult - also known as 'The Museum of the Creepy Crawlies'. When a rash of occult-based murders comes to light, Evie and her uncle are right in the thick of it. Even Evie's new pals - hoofers, numbers runners and activists, but all swell kids - are drawn into the investigation. And through it all, Evie has a secret: a mysterious power that could help catch the killer - if he doesn't catch her first...
Searching for Sky

Searching for Sky

Jillian Cantor

$15.99

River means everything to Sky. They have lived alone together on Island for as long as they can remember. The two of them hunt for food, wash in Falls and curl up together in Shelter. Their life is simple and safe. Until River sees a boat ...Across Ocean is California, a place where nothing makes sense to Sky. She is separated from River and taken to live with a grandmother she doesn't know. Lost and heartbroken, Sky searches for him so they can return to Island, only to find out that their paradise wasn't as perfect as she thought, and everything she's ever known and loved may have been a lie. A gripping and beautifully told story of love and survival in a hostile world - ours.
Seven Second Delay

Seven Second Delay

Tom Easton

$17.99

Mila has 7 seconds. 7 seconds to fight. 7 seconds to escape. Seeking a new life on the futuristic Isles, Mila's time runs out - she's captured by Agents, who implant her with a phone that broadcasts her every move. Now she's on the run, hounded by an elite fighting force which is convinced she poses a dangerous threat to society. Her only advantage: a seven second delay. It's a race against time.
Spurt: A Balls and All Story

Spurt: A Balls and All Story

Chris Miles

$16.95

From this hilarious debut novelist comes Spurt, a YA novel for teenage boys about faking it till you make it - and what it means to be a man. Jack Sprigley isn't just a late-bloomer. He's a no-bloomer. He's about to start the last term of year nine and puberty is still a total no-show. Worse yet, he hasn't heard from his friends all holidays. He assumes they've finally dumped him and his child-like body - except then he finds out that it's much worse than that. His friends are now so far ahead of him that they've started hooking up and getting girlfriends. Jack is screwed. But then he comes up with a plan to catch up and win his friends back. And his plan is perfect: he just has to fake puberty.
Urgle

Urgle

Meaghan McIssac

$17.99

Abandoned at birth, the Brothers of the Ikkuma Pit know no mothers. They fend for themselves, each training their Little Brother to survive - until they grow into men and it's time for their Leaving Day. No boy knows what's beyond the forest. No Brother who left has ever come back. Until now... An imaginative world with the glint of originality ...richly conceived . (Sunday Times). The writing [is] sharp and funny, the boys [are] an arresting mixture of toughness and tenderness . (Guardian).
Duck in a Truck in the Muck

Duck in a Truck in the Muck

Andy Griffiths ,  Terry Denton

$6.99

Chuck the Duck's ice-cream truck is stuck in the muck! Can his friend Buck and his muck-sucking truck save the day? A rhyming story of friendship and fun that will delight Andy fans, especially beginner readers, accompanied by Terry Denton's energetically comic illustrations. This story first appeared in The Cat on the Mat is Flat, a collection of short stories. The original black and white illustrations are now in colour, and the story has been redesigned in a larger format.
Frog on a Log in a Bog

Frog on a Log in a Bog

Andy Griffiths ,  Terry Denton

$6.99

It's the frog on a jet-rocket log versus the dog on the jet-rocket cog! Who will win the race around the bog? A rhyming story of hijinks and hilarity that will delight Andy fans, especially beginner readers, accompanied by Terry Denton's energetically comic illustrations. This story first appeared in The Cat on the Mat is Flat, which featured a collection of short stories. The original black and white illustrations are now in colour, and the story has been redesigned in a larger format.
Wild Animals

Wild Animals

Jennifer Bell ,  Jennifer Bell

$9.99

Created by renowned artist Jennifer Bell, this new series features simple step-by-step instructions to draw your favourite animals. With engaging and encouraging text, plus extra tips to develop your skills and pages for your drawings, these books are perfect for budding artists of all ages.
My Book of Jokes

My Book of Jokes

Bronwen Davies

$6.99

What time is it when an elephant sits on a fence? Time to get a new fence! A perfect first book of jokes for all young comedians!
Ben Hall

Ben Hall

Jane Smith

$14.99

Ben Hall, sometimes referred to as the 'gentleman bushranger', was the son of poor ex-convicts. His early adult life held promise though; he was hard-working and well respected. He had a family and a partnership in his own cattle station. Then a series of misfortunes befell Hall and his path crossed that of the notorious bushranger Frank Gardiner. Influenced by Gardiner and his gang, Ben Hall entered into a life of crime. During his three years as a bushranger, Hall and his gang committed hundreds of robberies, many of which were violent. For a time, however, Hall had the support of the public, who respected his daring and courage and admired him for outwitting the police. This book tells the story of Ben's life, his notorious exploits as a bushranger and the events that lead to his ultimate betrayal and death.
The Croc and the Platypus

The Croc and the Platypus

Jackie Hosking ,  Marjorie Crosby-Fairall

$24.95

The croc and the platypus trundled off in a rusty old Holden ute. They took some damper and tea in a hamper and bundled it up in the boot. Join Croc and Platypus for an Australian outback hullabaloo!
Frank Gardiner

Frank Gardiner

Big Sky Publishing

$14.99

There were few bushrangers whose influence extended as far as that of Frank Gardiner. Handsome, clever, charismatic and dangerous, he inspired many young men to abandon the drudgery of their honest work and turn to highway robbery. This book outlines the life of Frank Gardiner, his descent into crime and the mystery of his final years in exhile.
The Lost Girl

The Lost Girl

Ambelin Kwaymullina ,  Leanne Tobin

$24.95

A beautiful story of how Mother Nature helps a lost girl find her way back to her family. The girl had lost her way. She had wandered away from the Mothers, the Aunties and the Grandmothers, from the Fathers and the Uncles and the Grandfathers. Who will show her the way home?
Rilla of Ingleside: A Virago Modern Classic

Rilla of Ingleside: A Virago Modern Classic

L. M. Montgomery

$16.99

Anne Shirley's children are almost all grown up - except for pretty, high-spirited Rilla, who is now almost fifteen years old. No one can resist Rilla's bright hazel eyes and dazzling smile, and Rilla herself can think no further ahead than going to her very first dance at the Four Winds lighthouse - and getting her first kiss from handsome Kenneth Ford! But at the dance, news is brought that England has declared war on Germany. At first, this means little to Rilla, on the threshold of so many new excitements. But as her brothers go off to fight in the Great War and Rilla brings home an orphaned newborn baby in a soup tureen, she is swept into a drama that tests her courage and will leave her changed for ever...
Benji the Buccaneer

Benji the Buccaneer

Craig Cormick ,  Bill Hope

$12.99

Benji is offered the chance of his dreams - to skip school and become a pirate for a day. But after battling sea monsters and searching for haunted buried treasure, he discovers that being a good pirate requires just as much learning as school.
Chook Chook - Saving the Farm

Chook Chook - Saving the Farm

Wai Chim

$14.95

It's Chinese New Year and for Mei and her family things are looking grim. It's been another bad harvest and a disappointing year for their farm. And now, the government is building a major freeway that will rip right through their village and tear their little farm apart. One by one, Mei's neighbours are convinced to sell their land and despite Ma's and stepfather Jin's best efforts to fight, it looks like their farm will be next. What can Mei and her beloved chickens, Little and Lo, do to save their farm and keep the family together? As the deadline for bulldozing draws near, villagers young and old will come to realise that it takes a village to save a farm.
Destination Earth

Destination Earth

Ali Sparkes

$13.95

Like Doctor Who? You'll LOVE the new action-packed adventure by Ali Sparkes - winner of the Blue Peter Book of the Year Award! Imagine you are the only survivor from another planet. You've spent ten years on a spaceship learning how to be human, and now the end of your journey is in sight ...All you have to do is land safely, convince the earthlings that you're a real teenager, and start your new life on Earth. No problem. Except that the killer alien responsible for wiping out your people has hitched a lift. And it's just a matter of time before it starts on the human race ...
Jumblecat

Jumblecat

Archie Kimpton ,  Kate Hindley

$12.95

Billy Slipper is a fairly normal boy with a definitely not-so-normal family. All he wants to do is add to his 'Collectabillya' (an assortment of weird and wonderful objects he finds) in peace, but his cleaning-mad mum (she even cling films the carrots!) and his fantastically horrid twin sister have other ideas.However, they don't bargain on Billy finding his best ever Collectabillya - Jumblecat! Jumblecat is a...well, a jumbled-up cat (who talks, by the way), and he's set to change the Slippers' lives forever. With the help of his batty old-lady next-door-neighbour, Billy must battle to win the town pet show , find a vet who can un-jumble Jumblecat, RESCUE Jumblecat when he is stolen (culprit: an insane taxidermy-obsessed general) - and then stop Jumblecat from getting stuffed, all with the help of dad's milk float. Sounds easy? Well, you just haven't met Jumblecat yet. Beautifully illustrated by the Greenaway Medal nominated artist Kate Hindley, JUMBLECAT is sure to capture your heart.
Meeting Cezanne

Meeting Cezanne

Michael Morpurgo, M.B.E. ,  Francois Place

$15.95

This is a gentle, evocative story of a young Parisian boy's summer in 1960s rural Provence. When Yannick learns that he is to stay with his Aunt Mathilde in the South of France, he cannot believe his luck. If the paintings of his mother's beloved Cezanne are to be believed, surely Provence is paradise itself. So begins an idyllic month for the young boy: roaming the gentle hills and rolling valleys of Aix-en-Provence; daydreaming about his beautiful cousin Amandine; helping in his aunt and uncle's bustling village inn; and, feeling that he has come to the most wonderful place in the world. Then the idyll is spoilt when an important local comes for dinner and Yannick accidentally destroys a precious drawing the man leaves behind. Yannick is devastated by what he has done, and resolves to put things right. But in so doing he makes a surprising discovery...This book is beautifully illustrated inside and out by one of France's finest illustrators.
Fire and Ice

Fire and Ice

Shannon Hale

$12.99

Strange things are happening at the frozen edge of the world. Conor, Abeke, Meilin, and Rollan have crisscrossed Erdas in their quest to stop the ruthless Conquerors. Only the four of them, supported by the gifts of their legendary spirit animals, have the power to defeat an evil takeover. While chasing down a lead in the cold North, the heroes arrive at a quiet village where not everything is as it seems. Rooting the truth out of this deceptively beautiful place won't be easy-and the team is already out of time. The Conquerors are right behind them.
The Star of Kazan

The Star of Kazan

Eva Ibbotson

$14.99

In 1896, in a pilgrim church in the Alps, an abandoned baby girl is found by a cook and a housemaid. They take her home, and Annika grows up in the servants' quarters of a house belonging to three eccentric Viennese professors. She is happy there, but dreams of the day when her real mother will come to find her. And sure enough, one day a glamorous stranger arrives at the door. After years of guilt and searching, Annika's mother has come to claim her daughter, who is in fact a Prussian aristocrat whose true home is a great castle. But at crumbling, spooky Spittal Annika discovers that all is not as it seems in the lives of her new-found family ...
Cat

Cat

$14.99

This is an engaging and entertaining reference guide about cats - perfect for younger readers. From evolution and anatomy to behaviour and species, let your child learn all about these fantastic felines in Eyewitness Cat whether they love animals or need some homework help. Packed with all the essential information from the previous edition Eyewitness Cat is now more interactive and colourful than ever with new infographics, statistics, facts and timelines making the book more engaging and educational for your child.
Children's Illustrated Dictionary

Children's Illustrated Dictionary

DK

$29.99

Packed with thousands of words and definitions, the Children's Illustrated Dictionary is here to help with any child struggling with spellings and meanings. If you're stumbling over spellings or unsure of meanings this dictionary for kids is here to help! Packed with thousands of words and meanings, from abacus to X-ray, plus interactive images to help you remember difficult words and strange spellings, the Children's Illustrated Dictionary is the easiest dictionary for you to use. Clear, simple and easy-to-navigate, so you always find the word you're looking for, the Children's Illustrated Dictionary also has fun dictionary games, sections on grammar and a mix of eye-catching illustrations to engage young readers - making this the most fun and comprehensive guide to language.
Dog

Dog

$14.99

This is an engaging and entertaining reference guide about dogs - perfect for younger readers. From identifying dog breeds and looking after your canine to their wild origins and their role as house pets, Eyewitness Dog explains everything your child needs to know about dogs whether they love animals or need homework help for a school project. Packed with all the essential information from the previous edition Eyewitness Dog is now more interactive and colourful than ever with new infographics, statistics, facts and timelines making the book more engaging and educational for your child.
Ancient Egypt

Ancient Egypt

$14.99

This is an engaging and entertaining reference guide about Ancient Egypt - perfect for younger readers. From the Great Pyramid of Giza to Tutankhamun's tomb this spectacular non-fiction guide explores one history's most remarkable civilisations. Perfect for homework help Eyewitness Ancient Egypt lets your child discover what life was like for Egyptians and how Pharaohs lived. Packed with all the essential information from the previous edition, Eyewitness Ancient Egypt is now more interactive and colourful than ever with new infographics, statistics, facts and timelines making the book more engaging and educational for your child.
Ancient Greece

Ancient Greece

$14.99

This is an engaging and entertaining reference guide about Ancient Greece - perfect for younger readers. From famous Gods to the inside of temples, let your child get all the homework help they need, and learn all about Ancient Greece with this comprehensive reference book for kids. Packed with all the essential information from the previous edition, Eyewitness Ancient Greece is now more interactive and colourful than ever with new infographics, statistics, facts and timelines making the book engaging and educational for your child.
Tools and Treasures of Ancient China

Tools and Treasures of Ancient China

Candice F Ransom

$12.95

Have you ever worn silk? Eaten Rice? Used a calendar? All these things came from ancient China. More than two thousand years ago, the ancient Chinese invented tools and treasures that still shape our lives. Find out where the ancient Chinese lived, what their lives were like, and what happened to them. Discover how they changed the world!
Tools and Treasures of Ancient Egypt

Tools and Treasures of Ancient Egypt

Matt Doeden

$12.95

Have you ever heard of hieroglyphics? Do you know what a mummy is? All these things came from ancient Egypt. More than four thousand years ago, the ancient Egyptians created tools and treasures that still shape our lives. Find out where the ancient Egyptians lived, what their lives were like, and what happened to them. Discover how they changed the world!
Tools and Treasures of Ancient Greece

Tools and Treasures of Ancient Greece

Matt Doeden

$12.95

Have you ever watched the Olympic Games? Voted in a class election? Used an alphabet with twenty-six letters? All these things came from ancient Greece. More than two thousand years ago, the ancient Greeks invented tools and treasures that still shape our lives. Find out where the ancient Greeks lived, what their lives were like, and what happened to them. Discover how they changed the world!
Tools and Treasures of Ancient Mesopotamia

Tools and Treasures of Ancient Mesopotamia

Matt Doeden

$12.95

How often do you write or read? Do you live in or near a city? Writing and cities both began in ancient Mesopotamia. Six thousand years ago, the ancient Mesopotamians created tools and treasures that still shape our lives. Find out where the ancient Mesopotamians lived, what their lives were like, and what happened to them. Discover how they changed the world!
Cut-throat Celts

Cut-throat Celts

Terry Deary ,  Martin Brown

$14.99

Readers can discover all the foul facts about the Cut-throat Celts, including why weird Celt warriors fought with no clothes on, how to preserve your enemy's brain and why the Celts laughed at funerals. With a bold new look, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans. Revised by the author to make HORRIBLE HISTORIES more accessible to young readers. www.horrible-histories.co.uk
Groovy Greeks

Groovy Greeks

Terry Deary ,  Martin Brown

$14.99

Apparently the ancient Greeks were a rather groovy bunch. The boys didn't start school until they were seven, and girls didn't have to go at all. But it wasn't always so jolly. Readers can discover who had the world's first flushing toilet and why dedicated doctors tasted their patients' ear wax! With a bold, accessible new look, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans. Revised by the author to make Horrible Histories more accessible to young readers. 2013 is HORRIBLE HISTORIES twentieth anniversary.
Monstrous Myths: Terrible Tales of the Middle Ages

Monstrous Myths: Terrible Tales of the Middle Ages

Clare Hibbert

$27.99

The myths and legends of the middle ages are a rich source of storytelling, culture and history. Children will meet heroes like St George, villians and mythical monsters like Beowulf. Some stories they will be familiar with and some they may discover for the first time! Told in a humorous style but these books are jam-packed with facts about the beliefs of ancient cultures. A variety of imaginative visual and textual devices are used to great effect. For example, some stories are styled as newspaper reports, while others are made to look like recipes. A series of six books, Monstrous Myths will bring out the humour, horror and heroism of some fantastic stories.
1000 Inventions and Discoveries

1000 Inventions and Discoveries

$29.99

Discover three million years of famous inventors and amazing discoveries. 1000 Inventions & Discoveries explores the brilliant ideas and innovations that have shaped our world. Whether you're a budding inventor yourself or love gizmos and gadgets this amazing guide is packed with the inventions and discoveries that changed our lives! Find out who came up with the idea, how they were influenced and key events that formed the backdrop of the discovery. Packed with stunning pictures and features you'll relive the most amazing discoveries ever made. Discover timelines, features, images and archive materials that bring all the inventions and discoveries to life!
Animals

Animals

Kelly Milner Halls ,  Lee Cosgrove

$9.95

Fact or fib? A T-Rex had good breath because it drank loads of water. Gorillas have smelly armpits when they're angry. Be a lie detector and separate the truth from the lies in this new illustrated series, bursting with mind-boggling questions and knock-out answers. Brimming with extra-cool facts and an interactive feature, these books are a must have for the science detective in everyone.Fresh way to explore favourite subjects.Promotes interactive learning and helps children question.Simple yet exciting text will appeal to reluctant readers.Stunning facts and cool questions.Perfect resource for home, school or library.Each amazing answer leads into the next mind-boggling question, easily engaging young readers.
Crystal & Gem

Crystal & Gem

$14.99

This is an engaging and entertaining reference guide about crystals and gems - perfect for younger readers. From the rarest crystal to more common gems Eyewitness Crystal & Gem explores the many stunning crystals, profiling how they formed, where to find them and follows their path to being set in jewellery. Packed with all the essential information from the previous edition Eyewitness Crystal & Gem is now more interactive and colourful than ever with new infographics, statistics, facts and timelines making the book more engaging and educational for your child.
Dad's Book of Awesome Science Experiments: From Boiling Ice and Exploding Soap to Erupting Volcanoes and Launching Rockets, 30 Inventive Experiments to Excite the Whole Family!

Dad's Book of Awesome Science Experiments: From Boiling Ice and Exploding Soap to Erupting Volcanoes and Launching Rockets, 30 Inventive Experiments to Excite the Whole Family!

Mike Adamick

$29.99

The science behind, But, Dad, why? Don't get caught off guard by your kids' science questions! You and your family can learn all about the ins and outs of chemistry, biology, physics, the human body, and our planet with Dad's Book of Awesome Science Experiments. From Rock Candy Crystals to Magnetic Fields, each of these fun science projects features easy-to-understand instructions that can be carried out by even the youngest of lab partners, as well as awesome, full-color photographs that guide you through each step. Complete with 30 interactive experiments and explanations for how and why they work, this book will inspire your family to explore the science behind: Chemistry, with Soap Clouds Biology, with Hole-y Walls Physics, with Straw Balloon Rocket Blasters Planet Earth, with Acid Rain The Human Body, with Marshmallow Pulse Keepers Best of all, every single one of these projects can be tossed together with items around the house or with inexpensive supplies from the grocery store. Whether your kid wants to create his or her own Mount Vesuvius or discover why leaves change colors in the fall, Dad's Book of Awesome Science Experiments will bring out the mad scientists in your family--in no time!
Dinosaur

Dinosaur

$14.99

This is an engaging and entertaining reference guide about dinosaurs - perfect for younger readers. From the Tyrannosaurus striding through the rainforest to the Brachiosaurus reaching for food in the tree tops Eyewitness Dinosaur reveals all the fascinating facts about these amazing creatures. Discover all about the terrifying world of dinosaurs with big, bold pictures, interesting fact boxes and tips from the experts, Eyewitness Dinosaur will show you how the T-Rex hunted for its prey, why the Triceratops had a horned face and the reasons why they no longer exist today. Packed with all the essential information from the previous edition Eyewitness Dinosaur is now more interactive and colourful than ever with new infographics, statistics, facts and timelines making the book more engaging. Great for projects or for homework help this exciting guide reveals everything you ever wanted to know about dinosaurs!
Lie Detector Dinosaurs

Lie Detector Dinosaurs

Kelly Milner Halls ,  Lee Cosgrove

$9.95

Fact or fib? A T-Rex had good breath because it drank loads of water. Gorillas have smelly armpits when they’re angry. Be a lie detector and separate the truth from the lies in this new illustrated series, bursting with mind-boggling questions and knock-out answers. Brimming with extracool facts and an interactive feature, these books are a must have for the science detective in everyone.
Earthquake Disasters

Earthquake Disasters

John Hawkins

$19.99

Earthquakes are one of the most destructive natural forces we are likely to experience on Earth. They can devastate entire cities and kill thousands of people. They can also trigger (and be triggered by) other natural disasters such as volcanic eruptions and tsunamis. Earthquake Disasters first explores the science behind these powerful events - with an overview of tectonics and the continental plates moving, types of fault lines and how scientists (seismologists) study and predict the occurrence of earthquakes all over the world. Some famous earthquakes are then explored in detail, explaining how, why and when some of the world's biggest and most famous quakes occurred. From the Fukushima disaster in 2011 and the Haiti earthquake in 2010, to the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and as far back as the quake that devastated Antioch in Turkey in CE 526, the power and devastation of these fascinating natural disasters will make for compelling reading. Part of a series of 6 books, Catastrophe! uses historical reports, eyewitness accounts and expert opinions to explore incredible natural and man-made disasters. Suitable for KS2-3 these are excellent reference books for teachers and students.
Endangered and Extinct Birds

Endangered and Extinct Birds

Jennifer Boothroyd

$12.95

Northern rockhopper penguins and colorful pufflegs are two examples of endangered birds. Few of them exist in the wild. Other birds have already gone extinct. What hurts these animals? What can you do to help? Read this book to find out!
Endangered and Extinct Mammals

Endangered and Extinct Mammals

Jennifer Boothroyd

$12.95

Asian elephants and Mexican long-nosed bats are two examples of endangered mammals. Few of them exist in the wild. Other mammals have already gone extinct. What hurts these animals? What can you do to help? Read this book to find out!
Eye to Eye

Eye to Eye

Steve Jenkins

$24.99

In his latest eye-popping work of picture book nonfiction, the Caldecott Honor-winning author-illustrator Steve Jenkins explains how for most animals, eyes are the most important source of information about the world in a biological sense. The simplest eyes - clusters of light-sensitive cells - appeared more than one billion years ago, and provided a big survival advantage to the first creatures that had them. Since then, animals have evolved an amazing variety of eyes, along with often surprising ways to use them.
Fractions in Disguise

Fractions in Disguise

Edward Einhorn ,  Director David Clark (University of Glasgow)

$14.99

When a valuable fraction goes missing, George Cornelius Factor (a.k.a. GCF) vows to track it down. Knowing that the villainous Dr Brok likes to disguise his ill-begotten fractions, GCF invents a Reducer - a tool that strips away the disguise, reducing the fraction and revealing its true form. Equal parts of action and humour add up to a wholly entertaining introduction to simplifying fractions.
Rock & Mineral

Rock & Mineral

$14.99

This is an engaging and entertaining reference guide about rocks and minerals - perfect for younger readers. From rare gems and precious metals to a unique view of the earth, Eyewitness Rock & Mineral lets your child learn all about the spectacular rocks and minerals that cover the earth, how they are cut and used in a range of important industries such as building, energy, jewellery and more! Packed with all the essential information from the previous edition Eyewitness Rock & Mineral is now much more interactive and colourful than ever with new infographics, statistics, facts and timelines making the book more engaging and educational for your child.
Tsunami Disasters

Tsunami Disasters

John Hawkins

$19.99

Tsunami disasters are terrible occurrences and a source of fear and fascination for many people They are often devastating and can kill thousands of people at a time. Many people have lost their lives over the years in tsunamis. Tsunami Disasters first explores what a tsunami is and the set of circumstances that occur in the natural world that create these giant waves. Some famous tsunami disasters are then explored in detail, explaining how, why and when some of the world's biggest and most famous tsunamis occurred. Tsunamis from recent memory, such as the Japanese tsunami in 2011 that devastated much of northeast Japan and caused a nuclear crisis when it destroyed the Fukushima power plant and the Boxing day earthquake in 2004, which killed thousands are covered in this book. There are also details of nine other tsunamis from the past. The factors that contributed to each of these disasters are examined in detail and make for compelling reading. Part of a series of 6 books, Catastrophe! uses historical reports, eyewitness accounts and expert opinions to explore incredible natural and man-made disasters. Suitable for KS2-3 these are excellent reference books for teachers and students.
Utterly Amazing Science

Utterly Amazing Science

Robert Winston

$29.99

This book helps you learn about the awe-inspiring world of science with pop-ups, pull-outs, and fantastic facts with Professor Robert Winston. Utterly Amazing Science is an engaging, eye-catching approach to exploring what makes the world go round. Professor Robert Winston unravels the mysteries of science alongside pop-ups, pull-outs, flaps, sliders and incredible science facts to make learning about science fun and interactive. Use push and pull sliders to feel the force! You can understand the building blocks of matter with a pop-up atom or lift the flaps on the periodic table. You can discover the incredible core topics in the world of science, including forces and motions, light and colour, elements and matter, and magnets and electricity with clear explanations and fun activities to help your child understand the building blocks of science. Perfect for budding scientists with the combination of information and interactivity, Utterly Amazing Science will leave you thoroughly blown away!
Volcano Disasters

Volcano Disasters

John Hawkins

$19.99

Volcano disasters are terrible occurrences and a source of fear and fascination for many people. They are often devastating and can kill hundreds of people at a time. Many people have lost their lives over the years in aircraft crashes. Volcano Disasters first explores how and why a volcano erupts by explaining how the Earth's tectonic plates and what magma s made of. In our densely populated world volcanoes can be a major threat to human lives. This book explores some famous volcano disasters in detail, explaining how, why and when some of the world's biggest and most famous eruptions occurred. From the 2010 eruption of Eyjafjallajoekull in Iceland in 2010, whose eruption of hot ash grounded planes around the world, to possibly the most famous eruption of all time - Pompeii and more volcanoes in between - the factors that contributed to each of these disasters are examined in detail and make for compelling reading. Part of a series of 6 books, Catastrophe! uses historical reports, eyewitness accounts and expert opinions to explore incredible natural and man-made disasters. Suitable for KS2-3 these are excellent reference books for teachers and students.
Metal

Metal

Jillian Powell

$19.99

An engaging and very visual new series that introduces young readers to the idea of the recycling process.
World War I

World War I

$14.99

This is an engaging and entertaining reference guide to World War I. From disaster to victory, Eyewitness World War I captivates readers and gives an insight into life in the muddy trenches, and what it was like to be a soldier, along with a broader picture of the world-changing events that led to the start of the conflict. Stunning real-life photographs, illustrating the people, places and stories, give you a unique eyewitness view of the conflict dubbed the war to end all wars . This book also includes a fantastic giant wall chart and over 250 evocative photographs. DK Eyewitness World War I provides the perfect combination of information and great ideas for school projects. Children will learn about World War I and how it changed the world.
World War II

World War II

$14.99

This is an engaging and entertaining reference guide of World War II. Compelling and accessible, Eyewitness World War II explores every aspect of the Second World War from the impact of World War I and the implication of unstable peace to the significant events that sparked the path to war. Packed with all the essential information from the previous edition, Eyewitness World War II is now more interactive and colourful than ever with infographics, statistics, facts and timelines making the book more engaging and educational for your child.
April the Red Goldfish

April the Red Goldfish

Marjolaine Leray ,  Sarah Ardizzone

$19.99

An exceptionally witty and stylish picture book starring a Shakespeare-quoting teenage fish with big ambitionsMeet April, a young goldfish seeking worldly adventures and the meaning of life. April doesn't have an easy time being a goldfish, not least because she is in fact a red fish. A teenager plagued with angst and boredom, April spins round and round in her tank, dreaming of exotic adventures and exciting meetings, while philosophizing Hamlet-style on life's big questions. But how will she ever escape from her glass prison? And where to? Outside, a black cat is waiting for her and a battle of wits ensues. Who will pull off the ultimate April fool?
Chu's First Day at School

Chu's First Day at School

Neil Gaiman ,  Adam Rex

$24.99

Chu is a little panda with a BIG sneeze and when his first day at school approaches he is nervous. Will the other boys and girls be nice? Will they like Chu? A fabulously warm and funny story about little Chu and his enormous sneeze!
Crikey and Cat

Crikey and Cat

Chris McKimmie

$29.99

When there are no stars in the sky, sometimes all you need is a ladder, a friend, a dog, a cat and an all-night hardware store. A story celebrating creativity and friendship from the highly acclaimed author and illustrator Chris McKimmie.
Five Trucks

Five Trucks

Brian Floca ,  Brian Floca

$19.99

Trucks of different shapes and sizes share one important purpose in this classic picture book from the bestselling creator of Moonshot and Locomotive. You have hurried to be to time. You look now through a window and see five trucks. They are hurrying, too. Where are they going? Five drivers for five trucks-- each has a job to do. They hurry to be on time. And then they see you! Originally published in 1999 by DK, Five Trucks features a new cover and plenty of exciting machines!
The Flying Bath

The Flying Bath

Julia Donaldson ,  David Roberts

$19.99

When everyone has left the house in the morning, the bath toys spring into action and head off on exciting adventures in their magical flying bath! From giving a muddy piglet a shower to putting out a fire for a frightened baboon, they have water at the ready for any emergency - but they're always home for the children's bathtime at the end of the day. The simple rhyming speech-bubble text is great to read aloud, and perfect for developing reading confidence. Richly detailed, sumptuous artwork completes this irresistible book for young readers. A playful and adventurous story from the creators of TYRANNOSAURUS DRIP, THE TROLL and JACK AND THE FLUMFLUM TREE.
The Great Big Green

The Great Big Green

Peggy Gifford ,  Lisa Desimini

$24.95

Just what exactly is the thing ? It is green--great and gorgeous green, dark and dangerous green, real mean green. And it's got green things--broccoli and praying mantises, watermelons and waves of mountains. It's green, green, green all over . . . except where it's blue. The Great Big Green is, of course, our earth. Both a riddle and an ode to the earth, this ingenious picture book arrives just in time for Earth Day. Perfect for budding environmentalists and lovers of poetry alike, this irresistible read-aloud by Peggy Gifford is illustrated with an astonishing mix of collage and painting by Lisa Desimini. Readers will revisit the gorgeous world over and over after the riddle's reveal to find the many green things hidden in each piece of art.
I Love You Too

I Love You Too

Ziggy Marley ,  Ag Jatkowska

$19.99

I Love You Too is a beautifully illustrated, multicultural children's picture book based on one of Ziggy Marley's beloved song by the same name. The book explores a child's relationship with parents, nature and the unstoppable force of love. This is Ziggy's first book, though his foray into children's music is extensive and very well known. Marley is the singer of 'Believe in Yourself,' the popular theme song of the hit TV show, Arthur.
Once a Creepy Crocodile

Once a Creepy Crocodile

Peter Taylor ,  Nina Rycroft ,  Rusty Berther

$16.95

Once, a creepy crocodile swam towards a riverbank, his eye on a very tasty brolga. When the crocodile invites the brolga to afternoon tea, the brolga's friends raise the alarm that it's a trap, and the crocodile must make do with a sneaky snake instead!
Pardon Me!

Pardon Me!

Daniel Miyares ,  Daniel Miyares

$19.99

It's a beautiful, sunny day in the swamp when a little yellow bird settles down on a rock-only to be interrupted as first a heron, then a frog, then a turtle ask to sit on the rock with him. As each animal says pardon me, the little bird's replies get grumpier: I suppose I can't stop you. It's already crowded, don't you think? Sure, the entire swamp's here already. Why shouldn't you be, too? When a fox comes by, the bird finally loses his cool. But it just so happens that fox showed up for a reason, and the little bird's outburst leads to a surprise ending you'll want to read again and again.
Scaredy Kate

Scaredy Kate

Jacob Grant

$12.99

'Scaredy Kate' is a heartwarming story of how one young girl overcomes her fears to finally become friends with those monsters she was once scared of.
What Happens Next?

What Happens Next?

Tull Suwannakit

$27.95

Little Ellie and her Grandma go on an adventure. But who's that following them? Can you tell me a story, Granny? Little Ellie asked on the way to town one morning. Deep in the woods, not far from here, lives Grandma Bear and Little Bear... But what will happen next?
Macavity!

Macavity!

T. S. Eliot

$22.99

One of the best-loved poems from Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats is given a new life in this stunning picture book with illustrations from Arthur Robins that perfectly convey all the wit and humour of Eliot's creation.
Nursery Rhymes

Nursery Rhymes

Lucy Cousins

$9.99

From Humpty Dumpty, to The Grand Old Duke of York, the sounds and rhythms of these wonderful nursery rhymes are beautifully imagined by Lucy Cousins, illustrator of the Maisy books. They're a perfect, playful introduction to the world of stories for little children. Also available in this series: My First Bedtime Rhymes
Bedtime Rhymes

Bedtime Rhymes

Lucy Cousins

$9.99

From Wee Willie Winkie, to Rock-a-bye Baby, the sounds and rhythms of these lovely nursery rhymes are beautifully imagined by Lucy Cousins, illustrator of the Maisy books. They're a playful introduction to the world of stories for little children, and the perfect way to wind down the day and get ready for sleep! Also available in this series: My First Nursery Rhymes
Don't Spill the Milk!

Don't Spill the Milk!

Stephen Davies ,  Christopher Corr

$16.99

Up the downy dunes, across the dark, wide river and up and down the steep, steep mountain, Penda lovingly carries a bowl of milk to her father in the grasslands. But will she manage to get it there without spilling a single drop? Authentic setting drawn from the author's own experience, this is a wonderfully fun introduction for small children to a completely different culture.
Dragon Island

Dragon Island

Martin Baynton ,  Terri Rose Baynton

$14.99

All the dragons on Dragon Island are fierce, fiery and ferocious. Except for Norman. And Norman tries desperately to change the others; finally realising that sometimes, others wont change their ways and the only thing to do is walk away. This book has been written on two levels one as an entertaining story for children, but on a deeper level the author sees it as a tool to use in situations of domestic violence, with the message that we can try to change the behaviour around us but if we cant then the best thing to do it to walk away. .
Emma's Turtle

Emma's Turtle

Eve Bunting ,  Marsha Winborn

$12.95

Children will immediately get the joke that despite the turtle's impressions, he never leaves the yard. The nice twist is that he is not disappointed with his adventure. . . . Humorous, warm, and ultimately reassuring. --Inspired by the books Emma reads to him of faraway places, Turtle digs a hole and escapes from his backyard pen. On his journey, Turtle thinks he may have spotted a tiger in India, a kangaroo in Australia, and an elephant in Africa. But has he? Readers will know better. . . . School Library Journal
Hermione Anemone and the Enormous Storm

Hermione Anemone and the Enormous Storm

Ciara Molloy Tan ,  Michaela Blassnig

$14.99

'Alone every day in a pool near the rocks, Hermione Anemone sat knitting some socks. Till one day, which started just like any other, A peculiar thing happened: the pool gave a shudder!' Life is quiet and lonely in Hermione Anemone's rock pool until a huge storm washes in some very colourful and lively creatures. Soon Hermione is making friends with the likes of Tony Abalone, Una the Tuna and Sean the Prawn, who all decide that her little pool is the perfect place to play! Ciara Molloy Tan's rollicking text rolls off the tongue and Michaela Blassnig's adorable illustrations capture the fun and excitement of Hermione's underwater party.
Hooray!: There's a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Having a Birthday Party

Hooray!: There's a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Having a Birthday Party

Hazel Edwards ,  Deborah Niland

$14.99

'Only three sleeps to go and then it's my birthday! There's a hippopotamus on our roof eating cake. It's his birthday, too. We are going to have our party together. A jungle party. And all our friends can come in animal costumes.' The hippo is back to celebrate his 30th birthday. Join him and his friends for a jungle-inspired celebration full of games and lots of jungle-party treats!
How to Hide a Lion from Grandma

How to Hide a Lion from Grandma

Helen Stephens

$15.99

When Grandma comes to stay, Iris has to hide her lion, as grandmas can get anxious if they find a lion in the house. But Grandma is acting suspiciously, too, and Iris is sure she has a secret of her own. To Iris's great surprise, it turns out that Grandma is hiding a bear in her bedroom! This warm and funny follow-up to the prize-winning, bestselling picture book, HOW TO HIDE A LION, is certain to be another winner with children everywhere.
I Want My Dinner!

I Want My Dinner!

Tony Ross

$16.99

The Little Princess needs to learn some manners but, several tantrums later, once she's mastered 'please' and 'thank you', she finds that not everyone else is so polite! She's certainly not going to give the Beastie back his dinner until he asks nicely! Hilarious and a godsend to parents . (Guardian).
Juicy Juicy Green Grass

Juicy Juicy Green Grass

Peter Combe ,  Danielle McDonald

$16.99

Juicy Juicy green grass, Where have you gone? Will you come back? Juicy Juicy green grass. Join in the fun with four of Peter Combes favourite songs, brought to life with fun illustrations and a cast of quirky animal characters! Includes four of Peter Combes catchy tunes: 'Juicy Juicy Green Grass', 'The Silly Postman', 'Tadpole Blues' and 'Red Says Stop'.
A Mighty Fine Time Machine

A Mighty Fine Time Machine

Suzanne Bloom ,  Suzanne Bloom

$12.95

Can three adventurous friends actually turn back the clock? With an empty box and a treasure trove of hoozie-doozies, imaginations take over. And when hoozie-doozies don't quite do the trick, what's the secret to success? Put the machine in a wagon and add books! Children who have ever created anything out of a box will identify with the trio's ingenuity. The colored pencil-and-gouache illustrations add warmth and humor to the story. -- Booklist A Best Children's Book of the Year, Outstanding Merit--Bank Street College of EducationTexas 2x2 Reading List nominee --Texas Library Association
Round Fish Square Bowl

Round Fish Square Bowl

Tom Skinner ,  Mini Goss

$14.99

One of the difficulties of growing up is not fitting in or feeling different. This book lovingly addresses these issues in a bright and positive way, allowing its readers to take heart and celebrate their difference. Ages 3+.
The Three Triceratops Tuff

The Three Triceratops Tuff

Stephen Shaskan

$14.99

A Cretaceous retelling of 'The Three Billy Goats Gruff'! Three Triceratops brothers by the name of Tuff are on a mission to find some grub. Theres just one thing standing in their way: a Tyrannosaurus Rex who has a very different idea of whats for dinner! The Tuff brothers must find a way to outsmart this bossy beast, for the brothers' lives--and a bounty of delicious greens hang in the balance...
Tortoise and the Hair

Tortoise and the Hair

P. Crumble ,  Louis Shea

$14.99

On the morning of his big day, Tortoise leapt out of bed straight away. For today on stage with his guitar, He would become a singing superstar!  Oh no! Tortoise has lost his favourite wig! Can his friend Hare run fast enough to get it to him in time? Or will he have to perform without it?
Pop-up Peekaboo Bedtime

Pop-up Peekaboo Bedtime

$12.99

With big, bold pop-ups and bright colourful pictures Pop-up Peekaboo Bedtime will delight your little one! Read the book together with your baby before bedtime and lift the flaps to reveal fun surprises underneath, find out which toys are sleepy and who is trying to say peekaboo! An award-winning series fantastic for developing imagination, early-thinking and memory skills, and perfect for reading aloud and encouraging early word recognition. Your baby will love the fun and interactive world of Peekaboo!
Hairy Maclary and Friends 123

Hairy Maclary and Friends 123

Lynley Dodd

$12.99

Learn your 123 with help from the mischievous Hairy Maclary and his rollicking gang of friends! A gorgeous hardback book with Hairy Maclary pictures to help children count from 1-10, this special little volume is perfect for the young number learner. Contains a big fold-out spread with a full 1-10 chart.
Hairy Maclary and Friends ABC

Hairy Maclary and Friends ABC

Lynley Dodd

$12.99

Learn your abc with help from the mischievous Hairy Maclary and his rollicking gang of friends! A gorgeous hardback book with Lynley Dodd's charming words and pictures for letters A-Z, this special little volume is perfect for the young alphabet learner. Contains a big fold-out spread with a full alphabet chart.
My First Gruffalo: Can You Count? Jigsaw Book

My First Gruffalo: Can You Count? Jigsaw Book

Julia Donaldson ,  Axel Scheffler

$14.99

Learn all about numbers with the Gruffalo and friends through five fantastic puzzles. Count from one piece to five with Mouse, Snake, Fox, Owl, and the Gruffalo! This chunky board book is perfect for small paws, and young Gruffalo fans will love discovering a favourite character on every spread! An exciting new My First Gruffalo jigsaw series from the best-selling Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.
My First Gruffalo: Can You See? Jigsaw Book

My First Gruffalo: Can You See? Jigsaw Book

Julia Donaldson ,  Axel Scheffler

$14.99

Learn all about colours with the Gruffalo and friends through five fantastic four-piece puzzles. This chunky board book is perfect for small paws, and young Gruffalo fans will love discovering a favourite character on every spread! For extra fun, there's something colourful to spot in every jigsaw once it's assembled. An exciting new My First Gruffalo jigsaw series from the best-selling Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Eric Carle

$19.99

This delightfully soft cloth book with bright, colourful pictures featuring Eric Carle's best-loved creation is sure to make babies smile. Perfect for making snuggle-time extra special.
The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die

The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die

April Henry

$17.90  $15.75

She doesn't know who she is. She doesn't know where she is. Just that she has to run. When Cady wakes up in a ransacked cabin, she has no memory of who she is. All she knows is that there are two men in the room and one has just instructed the other to finish her off. Cady must find a way to save herself. But how can she do this when she doesn't even know her name?
The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet

The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet

Bernie Su ,  Kate Rorick

$16.99

Pure genius...a sharp, clever re-imagining...if Austen was writing now, she might have created something like this. The Guardian on The Lizzie Bennet Diaries The Lizzie Bennet Diaries may have started as a school project for Lizzie, but it grew into so much more, as the videos came to inform and reflect her life and that of her sisters, beautiful Jane and reckless Lydia. People watched, debated, tweeted, tumblr'd, and suddenly Lizzie was YouTube sensation. But not everything happened on-screen. Lizzie kept a secret diary. The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet is everything you didn't see in her videos - and more. This is Pride and Prejudice as you've never experienced it before! Read The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet, watch the YouTube videos at lizziebennetdiaries.com and check her out on Pinterest, Tumblr and Twitter - become part of the sensation that's captured the imagination of millions of fans!
Whisper

Whisper

Chris Struyk-Bonn

$17.95

Sixteen-year-old Whisper, who has a cleft palate, lives in an encampment with three other young rejects and their caregiver, Nathanael. They are outcasts from a society (in the not-too-distant future) that kills or abandons anyone with a physical or mental disability. Whisper's mother visits once a year. When she dies, she leaves Whisper a violin, which Nathanael teaches her to play. Whisper's father comes to claim her, and she becomes his house slave, her disfigurement hidden by a black veil. But when she proves rebellious, she is taken to the city to live with other rejects at a house called Purgatory Palace, where she has to make difficult decisions for herself and for her vulnerable friends.
Catching a Wave

Catching a Wave

Wendy Harmer ,  Andrea Edmonds

$9.99

Ava Anne Appleton's amazing adventure continues and the next stop for the Appleton family is the beach! Sun, sand, surf - sensational! But when Ava meets a new friend who needs her help, will she be adventurous enough to dive in and lend a hand?
Pearlie Goes to Rio

Pearlie Goes to Rio

Wendy Harmer ,  Gypsy Taylor

$14.99

When Pearlie arrives in the dazzling Tijuca Forest in Brazil, she discovers a world of creatures she's never seen before. There are shiny beetles, and lizards that walk on water. But the most amazing creatures of all are the beautifully coloured caterpillars. Pearlie helps her new friend, Morena the Tijuca Forest fairy, prepare for a giant celebration. But some very naughty birds and a case of mistaken identity could ruin the party completely! Is it Pearlie to the rescue or Pearlie being rescued?
Peppa Pig: Daddy Pig's Old Chair - Read it Yourself with Ladybird

Peppa Pig: Daddy Pig's Old Chair - Read it Yourself with Ladybird

$7.99

This is a Peppa Pig story. Madame Gazelle is having a jumble sale to raise money for a new school roof. What does Daddy Pig buy? Read it yourself with Ladybird is one of Ladybird's best-selling reading series. For over thirty-five years it has helped young children who are learning to read develop and improve their reading skills. Each Read it yourself book is very carefully written to include many key, high-frequency words that are vital for learning to read, as well as a limited number of story words that are introduced and practised throughout. Simple sentences and frequently repeated words help to build the confidence of beginner readers and the four different levels of books support children all the way from very first reading practice through to independent, fluent reading. Each book has been carefully checked by educational consultants and can be read independently at home or used in a guided reading session at school. Further content includes comprehension puzzles, helpful notes for parents, carers and teachers, and book band information for use in schools. Peppa Pig: Daddy Pig's Old Chair is a Level 1 Read it yourself book, suitable for very early readers who are ready to take their first steps in reading real stories. Each simple story uses a small number of frequently repeated words.
Peppa Pig: School Bus Trip - Read it Yourself with Ladybird

Peppa Pig: School Bus Trip - Read it Yourself with Ladybird

$7.99

Peppa and her friends are going on a school bus trip. What adventures will they have when they visit the mountains? It is based on a story featuring the enduringly popular Peppa Pig. Read it yourself with Ladybird is one of Ladybird's best-selling reading series. For over thirty-five years it has helped young children who are learning to read develop and improve their reading skills. Each Read it yourself book is very carefully written to include many key, high-frequency words that are vital for learning to read, as well as a limited number of story words that are introduced and practised throughout. Simple sentences and frequently repeated words help to build the confidence of beginner readers and the four different levels of books support children all the way from very first reading practice through to independent, fluent reading. Each book has been carefully checked by educational consultants and can be read independently at home or used in a guided reading session at school. Further content includes comprehension puzzles, helpful notes for parents, carers and teachers, and book band information for use in schools. Peppa Pig: School Bus Trip is a Level 2 Read it yourself book, ideal for children who have received some initial reading instruction and can read short, simple sentences with help.
Stolen Stash

Stolen Stash

Sally Rippin ,  Aki Fukuoka

$9.95

Billie and the Secret Mystery Club are investigating their most serious mystery yet. Someone has taken something from the principal's office at school! Who would have done such a terrible thing? And when one of Billie's friends becomes a suspect, will Billie even know who to trust anymore?
Zac Power Spy Recruit - Zac's Quicksand

Zac Power Spy Recruit - Zac's Quicksand

H. I. Larry

$7.95

Zac is off on Spy Camp to work on his karate. But can he beat a crazy karate robot?
Zac Power Spy Recruit - Zac Strikes Out

Zac Power Spy Recruit - Zac Strikes Out

H. I. Larry

$7.95

Zac has two new gadgets to test drive. Will he be able to find the missing drivers?
Basher Science: Physics

Basher Science: Physics

Dan Green ,  Simon Basher

$14.99

Discover the amazing secrets of the science of physics - full of wacky characters and crazy concepts, but often seeming daunting and unapproachable. From Gravity, the ultimate mover and shaker, to Higgs Boson, who's been playing hide and seek for 50 years, this book introduces you to a wild community of characters who control the universe. Basher's highly original books make difficult concepts tangible, understandable and even lovable. Chatty first-person text and stylish, contemporary character illustrations give a voice, personality and story to each topic - a brilliant way to communicate science. Thousands of children already love discovering the Basher universe. Basher Science: Physics is a compelling guide to this key science topic.
           
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