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Thelma the Unicorn

Thelma the Unicorn

Aaron Blabey

$16.99

Oh, Thelma looked amazing. She was a unicorn! 'I'm special now,' she cried out loud. And so, a star was born...Thelma is an ordinary pony who longs to be more. One day, she spots a carrot on the ground and comes up with a brilliant idea! She ties it to her head, just before a skidding truck spills pink paint and glitter all over her! Presto! Thelma is a unicorn! Thelma quickly rises to fame, but does she really want all the attention? Or would she be happier as her old self again?
And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda

And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda

Eric Bogle ,  Bruce Whatley

$24.99

ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICKS ----- Based on the lyrics of the powerful and moving anti-war anthem, this book is illustrated by Bruce Whatley in a muted palette of sepia toned hues. The futility of war has rarely been presented so plainly and heart-breakingly as in Bogle's most famous song, and it is a timely book explaining the cost of warfare on the participants and onlookers. Whatley's sensitive and evocative illustrations do the words justice. Any age from middle primary up. Lindy

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But the band played 'Waltzing Matilda' when we stopped to bury our slain. We buried ours, and the Turks buried theirs; then we started all over again.  Eric Bogle's famous and familiar Australian song about the Battle of Gallipoli explores the futility of war with haunting power. Now Bruce Whatley's evocative illustrations bring a heart-rending sense of reality to the tale. A timely story for every generation to share.
The Gallipoli Story

The Gallipoli Story

Patrick Carlyon

$17.99

The men were huddled in lifeboats. Some prayed that their legs would work. Some smiled to show they weren't scared. They peered into the darkness ahead and saw nothing. Then, the dark shape of a man standing on a hill. A shout from the shore. A single shot rang out and a bullet hissed overhead. The Gallipoli campaign had begun. Anzac soldiers fought on Turkish soil a century ago. So why do we still care about what happened there? Why do we celebrate a battle lost? The Gallipoli Story takes young people on an unforgettable and tough journey deep into the heartland of war. Patrick Carlyon digs past the myths to explore the lives and choices of the men - soldiers, politicians and generals alike - who found themselves caught up in a battle fought far from home. A powerful piece of storytelling that brings history to life - and shows us the human faces behind the grand story.
All Fall Down: Embassy Row #1

All Fall Down: Embassy Row #1

Ally Carter

$19.99

Grace Blakely is absolutely certain of three things: She is not crazy. Her mother was murdered. Some day she is going to find the killer and make him pay. As certain as Grace is about these facts, nobody else believes her - so there's no one she can completely trust. Not her grandfather, a powerful ambassador. Not her new friends, who all live on Embassy Row. Not Alexei, the Russian boy next door who is keeping his eye on Grace for reasons she neither likes nor understands. Everybody wants Grace to put on a pretty dress and a pretty smile, blocking out all her unpretty thoughts. But they can't control Grace - no more than Grace can control what she knows or what she needs to do. Her past has come back to hunt her...and if she doesn't stop it, Grace isn't the only one who will get hurt. Because on Embassy Row, the countries of the world stand like dominoes - and one wrong move can make them all fall down.
Robinson Crusoe

Robinson Crusoe

Daniel Defoe ,  N C Wyeth

$29.99

Dive in to the ultimate tale of shipwreck and survival in this illustrated, finely crafted keepsake edition of the classic adventure story that has thrilled readers for nearly three centuries. After a fierce storm at sea, Robinson Crusoe is marooned on an uncharted island, with only a few bits of his wrecked ship's flotsam and jetsam to sustain him. For more than two decades, he faces the wrath of nature and the struggle to stay alive with little more than his wits to save him. Then, following an encounter with cannibals, a tribesman named Friday becomes Crusoe's only ally. As their relationship develops, the line between servant and friend begins to blur, and the possibility of freedom for them both at last looms on the horizon. This collectible edition of a beloved adventure includes a soft-touch cover, gold foiling, and luminous illustrations from N.C. Wyeth, whose oil paintings perfectly depict the roiling seas, baking sun, and vast expanse of open space.
Moon at Nine

Moon at Nine

Deborah Ellis

$16.99

Fifteen-year-old Farrin has many secrets. Although she goes to a school for gifted girls in Tehran, as the daughter of an aristocratic mother and wealthy father, Farrin must keep a low profile. It is 1988; ever since the Shah was overthrown, the deeply conservative and religious government controls every facet of life in Iran. If the Revolutionary Guard finds out about her mother's Bring Back the Shah activities, her family could be thrown in jail, or worse. The day she meets Sadira, Farrin's life changes forever. Sadira is funny, wise, and outgoing; the two girls become inseparable. But as their friendship deepens into romance, the relationship takes a dangerous turn. It is against the law to be gay in Iran; the punishment is death. Despite their efforts to keep their love secret, the girls are discovered and arrested. Separated from Sadira, Farrin can only pray as she awaits execution. Will her family find a way to save them both? Based on real-life events, multi-award winning author Deborah Ellis's new book is a tense and riveting story about a world where homosexuality is considered so abhorrent that it is punishable by death.
I Was Here

I Was Here

Gayle Forman

$19.99

A brand-new, heartwrenching novel from the bestselling author of If I Stay, Gayle Forman This characteristically powerful novel follows eighteen-year-old Cody Reynolds in the months following her best friend's shocking suicide. As Cody numbly searches for answers as to why Meg took her own life, she begins a journey of self-discovery which takes her to a terrifying precipice, and forces her to question not only her relationship with the Meg she thought she knew, but her own understanding of life, love, death and forgiveness.
Birrung the Secret Friend

Birrung the Secret Friend

Jackie French

$12.99

From bestselling and award-winning author Jackie French comes a new series for younger readers called The Secret Histories. This first book in the series tells the story of a young indigenous girl, Birrung, who befriends orphaned Barney and his friend Elsie. Birrung is living with Mr Johnson, chaplain to the Australian colony in 1790, and his family. Generous in spirit, the Johnson family also take in Barney and Elsie, who have only just been surviving on their meagre daily rations. Despite living with the Johnsons, Birrung's connection to her people remains strong, and when Mr and Mrs Johnson see how Barney's feelings for Birrung are growing, they gently explain that his friendship with a 'native' girl and all that she taught him about her language and lore must remain a secret - forever. Perfect for readers who loved Nanberry: Black Brother White, The Secret Histories series will be welcomed by all who love the power of Jackie French's storytelling.
The Complete Guide to a Dog's Best Friend

The Complete Guide to a Dog's Best Friend

Felicity Gardner ,  David West

$14.99

An older, wiser dog offers hilarious advice to puppies about how to be a pet, including quickly grabbing any snacks left laying around before your owner changes their mind, helping out by 'sorting' the rubbish and always leading the way on walks. All dog-lovers will laugh with recognition at this very funny story from a talented husband-and-wife duo.
The Door That Led to Where

The Door That Led to Where

Sally Gardner

$16.95

ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICKS ----- AJ has a pretty toxic relationship with his mother, who has never told him anything about his father. The only adult who looks out for him is old Elsie, who lost her son many years ago. When AJ finishes school with only one pass (in English) his mother gives him an ultimatum. Forced to attend an interview with a legal firm, much to his surprise he is offered a job; but even more to his surprise, he finds a key in the firm's archives, marked with his name and date of birth. The key opens a mysterious door - and on the other side is London of the 19th century. As he passes back and forth, and introduces his only real friends (both neglected boys like himself) to 1830s London, they find that there isn't really much difference - or is there? The time-travel element is weak, but the characterisation and storyline are strong and the plot absorbing. Ages 13+ Lindy

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When the present offers no hope for the future, the answers may lie in the past. AJ Flynn has just failed all but one of his GCSEs, and his future is looking far from rosy. So when he is offered a junior position at a London law firm he hopes his life is about to change - but he could never have imagined how much. Tidying up the archive one day, AJ finds an old key, mysteriously labelled with his name and date of birth - and he becomes determined to find the door that fits the key. And so begins an amazing journey to a very real and tangible past - 1830, to be precise - where the streets of modern Clerkenwell are replaced with cobbles and carts, and the law can be twisted to suit a villain's means. Although life in 1830 is cheap, AJ and his friends quickly find that their own lives have much more value. They've gone from sad youth statistics to young men with purpose - and at the heart of everything lies a crime that only they can solve. But with enemies all around, can they unravel the mysteries of the past, before it unravels them? A fast-paced mystery novel by one of the UK's finest writers, The Door That Led to Where will delight, surprise and mesmerise all those who read it.
The Honest Truth

The Honest Truth

Dan Gemeinhart

$15.99

Mark's like any other thirteen-year-old. He loves his dog, taking photos and hiking, but he also has cancer. When his illness returns, Mark decides he's had enough of hospital. With his small dog Beau, he sets out to climb a mountain - and he's not going to give up until he's done it.
The Flywheel

The Flywheel

Erin Gough

$19.95

Seventeen-year-old Delilah's crazy life is about to get crazier. Ever since her father took off overseas, she's been struggling to run the family's cafe - The Flywheel - without him and survive high school. But after a misjudged crush on one of the cool girls, she's become the school punchline as well. With all that's on her plate she barely has time for her favourite distraction - spying on the beautiful Rosa, who dances flamenco at the tapas bar across the road. Only her best friend Charlie knows how she feels about Rosa, but he has romantic problems of his own. When his plan to win an older woman's heart goes horribly wrong, Del is the only one who can help Charlie stay out of jail. All this leaves Del grappling with some seriously curly questions. Is it okay to break the law to help a friend? How can a girl tell another girl she likes her without it ending in humiliation and heartbreak? And - the big one - is it ever truly possible to dance in public without falling over?
Basher Science: Climate Change

Basher Science: Climate Change

Simon Basher ,  Dan Green

$15.99

Do you know your carbon cycle from your carbon footprint? Can you tell your greenhouse effect from your green house? And what exactly is a tipping point? If any of these questions leave you curious, then Basher Science: Climate Change is the book for you. It's a clear, comprehensive exploration of key earth science topics, brought to life in Basher's signature style. Meet Atmosphere, Solar Cycles, Greenhouse Effect, Climate Models, Butterfly Effect, Frankenstorm, Carbon Footprint, Eco Travel, Space Mirrors, and many more intriguing climate characters! Basher communicates science brilliantly and this is the perfect way in to the topic. Includes a must-have poster that readers will be proud to display on their walls.
The Last Time We Say Goodbye

The Last Time We Say Goodbye

Cynthia Hand

$19.99

The Last Time We Say Goodbye is a poignant, layered and compelling novel about a teenage girl grappling with the suicide of her younger brother. The last time Lex was happy was before. When she had a family that was whole. A boyfriend she loved. Friends who didn't look at her like she might break down at any moment. Now she's the girl whose brother killed himself. And it feels like that's all she'll ever be. As Lex starts to put her life back together, she tries to block out what happened the night Tyler died. But there's a secret she hasn't told anyone - a text Tyler sent, that could have changed everything. Lex's brother is gone. But Lex is about to discover that the past doesn't have to define the present. From New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Hand comes a story of love, loss and learning how to let go.
Darkmouth

Darkmouth

Shane Hegarty

$19.99

A monstrously funny debut from the new star of middle-grade adventure. THEY'RE COMING! Legends (also known as terrifying, human-eating monsters) have invaded the town of Darkmouth and aim to conquer the world. But don't panic! The last remaining Legend Hunter - Finn - will protect us. Finn: twelve-years-old, loves animals, not a natural fighter, but tries really, really hard, and we all know good intentions are the best weapons against a hungry Minotaur, right? On second thoughts, panic. PANIC NOW!
An Armadillo in Paris

An Armadillo in Paris

Julie Kraulis

$29.99

Arlo is an armadillo who is always up for adventure. His grandfather, Augustin, loved adventure too. When Arlo was born, Augustin wrote travel journals about his favourite places for Arlo to use when he was hold enough to go exploring on his own. When Arlo reads about Paris and the one the French call La Dame de Fer, or Iron Lady, he decides it's time to strike out on his first adventure. He travels to France and, guided by Augustin's journal, discovers the joys of Paris: eating a flakey croissant at a cafe and of course meeting the Iron Lady...but who is she?
Bridget: A New Australian

Bridget: A New Australian

James Moloney

$15.99

Bridget's family has been turned out of their home during the Irish potato famine and their only refuge is the workhouse where living conditions are hard and freezing and the food sparse. There is one chance for Bridget and her sister - to take a ship to a new country and become Australians. But will they survive the journey, let alone the challenges that await them in a far away land?
The Girl from the Great Sandy Desert: Stories from the Walmajarri

The Girl from the Great Sandy Desert: Stories from the Walmajarri

Jukuna Mona Chuguna ,  Pat Lowe ,  Mervyn Street

$16.95

The Girl from the Great Sandy Desert is the charming account of the life of Mana, a young Walmajarri girl, and her family, in the desert country of north-west Australia. Simultaneously delightful tales of children growing up and a social and cultural history of a way of life, Mona Chuguna's semi-autobiographical stories are set before European settlement impacted on the lives of the people of the Great Sandy Desert, and before they left their homelands. Beneath the hot blue sky, Mana is joined by her brothers, sisters and cousins, as well as her many mothers and her favourite dogs. With gentle humour, the stories depict the daily life of hunting and gathering, kinship obligations, the never-ending search for water, and the exploits of the young children. Alongside each story are cultural insights that enhance understanding of the text, making it especially valuable to educators looking for authentic material. Acclaimed Gooniyandi (Fitzroy River) artist Mervyn Street captures the subtle nuances of the stories and the Walmajarri way of life with beautiful black and white illustrations.
Whoops!

Whoops!

Suzi Moore

$19.95

This is the cat, the dog and the mouse. Here's the old lady in the tumbledown house. She has a spell to make them all well ? But she just can't find the right one! WHOOPS! In this hilariously chaotic, all-join-in romp of a story three animals are desperate to make the right noises. Illustrated by Russell Ayto, winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize and The Nestle Children's Book Prize.
Australia's Great War: 1915

Australia's Great War: 1915

Sally Murphy

$16.99

The silence was eerie. In the darkness I could just see the mist that swirled around the rowboat. The men in the boat seemed lost in their own thoughts. No one spoke, no one made a sound. Somewhere ahead a loud report. A shot? Rifle fire, from the beach, which was only dimly coming into view. This was it. When Australia throws its support behind Britain in its fight against Germany, young teacher Stan Moore is one of the first to join up, swapping the classroom for adventure in Europe. But the 11th Battalion is sent with the newly formed Anzac Corp to Gallipoli where Stan is confronted by the hard lessons of war. Though conditions are dismal and death is everywhere, so is the humour and bravery that is the true spirit of Anzac.
Lennie the Legend: Solo to Sydney by Pony

Lennie the Legend: Solo to Sydney by Pony

Stephanie Owen Reeder

$24.99

ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICKS ----- Lennie Gwyther lived on a farm in the Gippsland area of Victoria. When his father, a Great War veteran, was hospitalised for a broken leg, Lennie completed the ploughing for him and was rewarded by being allowed to travel to the opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. On horseback. At the age of 9! His story is presented in this handsome volume, fully illustrated with archival material from the National Library, fictionalised to make for interesting reading, but interspersed with contextual material for historical authenticity. Lennie became a hero, the newspapers of the day following his journey, providing readers with an inspirational story in a time of economic uncertainty. His story certainly deserves retelling! Ages 9-12. Lindy

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Age range 7 and over. This is the inspiring true story of nine-year-old Lennie Gwyther who, at the height of the Great Depression in 1932, rode his pony from his home town of Leongatha in rural Victoria to Sydney to witness the opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Lennie's 1,000-kilometre solo journey captured the imagination of the nation, and his determination and courage provided hope to many at a difficult time in Australia's history.  Lennie the Legend begins with a terrible accident on the family farm, when Lennie, remarkably at such a young age, takes on the responsibility for the ploughing. Lennie is obsessed with the marvel of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and, as a reward for saving the farm from missing the planting season, his parents grant him his wish to ride on his own to Sydney for the opening of the bridge. Lennie has all sorts of adventures along the way-a thief lurking in the bush in the dead of night, a raging bushfire, surprise appearances, celebrations in his honour, being the star of a newsreel, and meeting the Prime Minister.
For the Forest of a Bird

For the Forest of a Bird

Sue Saliba

$17.99

A novel about love and the things you can and can't change, from the winner of the Victorian Premier's Literary Award for young adult fiction. Nella closed her hand in the pocket of her dress, and she felt the feather against her fingers. 'I want to tell you something,' she said, and it did not matter that there was no reply. 'I want to tell you that he's coming home... and it's going to be like it was before he went away, before everything broke apart.' Nella waits for the swallows by the creek each spring. It's a secret vigil she's followed ever since her father left. This year she's going to take her dad with her... but will the swallows return?
Bone Collection: Dinosaurs and Other Prehistoric Animals

Bone Collection: Dinosaurs and Other Prehistoric Animals

Scholastic

$14.99

A spectacular collection of skeletons from of the world's most fascinating prehistoric animals. Look beneath the skin and flesh to find some of nature's most amazing structures. Intricately-drawn artworks give accurate details of every bone in the prehistoric animals' skeletons. An authoritative collection, perfect for home or school.
The Pilot and the Little Prince: The Life Story of Antoine de Saint Exupery

The Pilot and the Little Prince: The Life Story of Antoine de Saint Exupery

Peter Sis

$24.99

ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICKS ----- The award-winning illustrator tells the story of the life of Antoine de Saint Exupery, the creator of the beloved classic The Little Prince.  Dreamily beautiful illustrations in muted tones of blue and brown (apart from the vivid and startling pages that depict the outbreak of WWII) convey the sense of a man who only felt at home in the sky. From Saint Exupery's earliest days, to his disappearance in 1944, Sis makes the point that however many times the pilot crashed, he always flew again. Full of factual information about the early days of aviation, the pages also contain tiny parcels of biography. A visually stunning book and a homage to a lost soul, this will intrigue readers of any age. Lindy

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Antoine de Saint-Exupery was born in France in 1900, when aeroplanes were just being invented. He always dreamt of flying, and when he became a pilot as a young man, his adventures truly began. He was one of the first pilots to deliver mail by plane and, along with his fellow pilots, helped to create new routes to faraway places. Antoine flew over mountains and deserts, battled winds and storms, and even tried to break aviation records. He also crashed a number of times. From his plane he reflected on life on the earth and in the skies, and this inspired him to write about his experiences. Peter Sis's remarkable biography celebrates the author of The Little Prince, one of the world's most beloved books.
If: A Mindblowing New Way of Looking at Big Ideas and Numbers

If: A Mindblowing New Way of Looking at Big Ideas and Numbers

David J Smith

$29.99

Imagine if you could condense all 3.5 billion years of life on Earth into just one hour. If you did, the dinosaurs wouldn't show up until 56 minutes into the hour and they'd be gone three minutes later. Modern humans (the ones we are related to) would amble into view at the very end of the hour, with just 0.2 seconds to spare.
A Small Madness

A Small Madness

Dianne Touchell

$16.99

Rose didn't tell anyone about it. She wondered if it showed. She looked at herself in the mirror and turned this way and then that way. She stood as close to the mirror as she could, leaning over the bathroom basin, looking into her own eyes until they disappeared behind the fog of her breath. Looking for something. Some evidence that she was different now. Something had shifted inside her, a gear being ratcheted over a clunky cog, gaining torque, starting her up. But it didn't show. How could all of these feelings not show? She was a woman now but it didn't show and she couldn't tell anyone.
Les Miserables

Les Miserables

Marcia Williams

$24.95

ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICKS ----- If anyone can reduce Victor Hugo's collossal masterpiece into a condensed form suitable for young readers, it is Marcia Williams! Using her trademark comic-strip style which simplifies without reducing to insipidity, and with additional text drawn from the book (in English translation, not the original French!) this highly coloured and accessible version retells the stories and struggles of the convict Jean Valjean, his adopted daughter Cosette, and his nemesis Police Inspector Javert. An enjoyable introduction for ages 8-11 Lindy

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Marcia Williams retells one of the greatest novels of all time in her trademark accessible, highly illustrated style. A wonderful introduction to Victor Hugo's epic tale of injustice, love and heroism in 19th century France. The story follows Jean Valjean, an ex-convict, as he tries to put his criminal past behind him. Will he manage to escape from the ruthless Police Inspector Javert, who is determined to see him behind bars again? Can he build a life with Cosette, an orphaned girl he has rescued from poverty and neglect? When Cosette grows up and falls in love with the handsome Marius Pontmercy, will Jean Valjean let Cosette go? Or will the revolution that is sweeping through the streets of Paris tear all their lives apart?
The Beast of Blackmoor Bog: Impossible Quest #3

The Beast of Blackmoor Bog: Impossible Quest #3

Kate Forsyth

$14.99

After escaping the bog-men in the wilds of the Witchwood, Sebastian, Quinn, Elanor and Tom journey south on their impossible quest. Sebastian and Elanor seek help from Crowthorne Castle, but both allies and enemies will reveal themselves. Tom and Quinn venture into the mysterious moors...where a hideous beast lies in waiting. Best-selling, award-winning storyteller Kate Forsyth weaves battles, beasts and bravery in this epic new five-book series.
Trash (Film Tie-In)

Trash (Film Tie-In)

Andy Mulligan

$17.99

Soon to be a major film by Stephen Daldry and Richard Curtis. Raphael is a dumpsite boy. He spends his days wading through mountains of steaming trash, sifting it, sorting it, breathing it, sleeping next to it. Then one unlucky-lucky day, Raphael's world turns upside down. A small leather bag falls into his hands. It's a bag of clues. It's a bag of hope. It's a bag that will change everything. Soon Raphael and his friends Gardo and Rat are running for their lives. Wanted by the police, it takes all their quick-thinking and fast-talking to stay ahead. As the net tightens, they uncover a dead man's mission to put right a terrible wrong. And now it's three street boys against the world...
Alice-Miranda at the Palace

Alice-Miranda at the Palace

Jacqueline Harvey

$16.99

Alice-Miranda is off on a royal adventure! It's Queen Georgiana's silver jubilee, and Alice-Miranda and her friends are invited. While Evesbury Palace is every bit as magnificent as they'd imagined, some of the staff are behaving strangely. Edgar and Louis, Aunty Gee's grandsons and the palace's resident mischief-makers, don't exactly give their guests a friendly welcome. When they team up with an unexpected visitor, things soon go from bad to worse. Behind the scenes it seems something much more sinister is at play. Why is Aunty Gee so determined to keep Alice-Miranda at the palace for the rest of the holidays? And who is her mysterious milliner? With the help of her friends and a trusty butler, can Alice-Miranda uncover what threatens to bring down the royal family?
Circus of Thieves on the Rampage

Circus of Thieves on the Rampage

William Sutcliffe ,  David Tazzyman

$14.99

Get ready for rampages, chunky tandem rides, marching dogs, escaped convicts, synchronised otters and so much more! Shank's Impossible Circus is back...There are 7,362 things that Armitage Shank hates and at the top of the list (which includes puppies, rainbows, lifts and flashing trainers) is being made a fool of. So, when he thinks his old nemesis, Queenie Bombazine, ringmaster of Bombazine's Ecstatic Aquatic Splashtastic Circus, is trying to do just that, he sets out on a revenge rampage! Meanwhile, a HUGE revelation sends Hannah and Granny on their own journey to find Queenie, it's only a matter of time before they all collide...Full of fun, adventure and wacky characters, a must for fans of Andy Stanton, David Walliams and Roald Dahl.
The Deadly 7

The Deadly 7

Garth Jennings

$16.99

Who needs friends when you've got MONSTERS? Everything was happening so fast and it was all so... mad. It was as if someone had taken reality, made it into a jigsaw, thrown the jigsaw on to the floor and then said, Now, hurry up and put it all together! as they danced all over the jigsaw pieces in a clown suit, blowing a trumpet. When Nelson's beloved big sister goes missing on a school trip, Nelson is devastated - he's not that good at making friends and his sister is the only person he can talk to. His parents join the search party and leave Nelson in the care of his mad uncle Pogo. Uncle Pogo is the caretaker of St Paul's Cathedral and it is here that Nelson stumbles across a machine, invented by Christopher Wren and buried for hundreds of years. Designed to extract the 7 deadly sins, the machine had a fault - once extracted, the sins became living, breathing monsters who would then follow the sinner around for eternity (unless they ate him first, in the case of the particularly sinful). Nelson accidentally extracts 7 deadly monsters from his own little soul. Ugly, cantankerous, smelly and often the cause of much embarrassment, Nelson's monsters are the last thing he needed in his life, but at least they're fairly harmless (he's a pretty good kid, on the whole). When he learns of their individual powers he realises the monsters can be put to good use, and together Nelson and the Deadly 7 set out on a quest across the globe to find and rescue his big sister. Somewhere along the way, Nelson realises that he finally has friends, even if they are smelly, lazy friends who like smashing stuff up.
Double Dare You

Double Dare You

Meredith Costain ,  Danielle McDonald

$6.99

It's a new school year and everything is perfect. Until class starts, that is - and EVERYTHING goes wrong. Ella can't believe she has to sit next to her absolutely WORST ENEMY EVER, Peach Parker! No matter how far she moves her pencil case across the desk, Peach is still in her SPACE. Where's her BFF Zoe? Can this year get ANY WORSE? Tune into the secret thoughts of Ella as she battles the school bully and turns a lunch time curse into a lunch time craze!
Five Things They Never Told Me

Five Things They Never Told Me

Rebecca Westcott

$14.99

Five Things They Never Told Me is story to be felt and not forgotten, from Rebecca Westcott, author of Dandelion Clocks and Violet Ink...It's a glorious summer and Erin and Martha are both stuck at Oak Hill Home for the Elderly. Misunderstood and feeling ignored, they are equally frustrated by the situation. But as Erin learns to listen to Martha, she discovers some very important lessons about making her own voice heard.
Meet Marly: Our Australian Girl - Marly #1

Meet Marly: Our Australian Girl - Marly #1

Alice Pung

$14.99

It's 1983 in Sunshine, Melbourne, and funny, quick-thinking Marly is just trying to fit in. But being a 10-year-old boat refugee from Saigon doesn't make things easy. Especially when your cousins come to stay - permanently! Marly tries to teach them Australian ways, but as her school friends start making fun of her too, she is torn between her loyalties to her cousins and sticking up for what she knows is right, and wanting to fit in. To make matters worse, Marly discovers she has accidentally named herself after one of Michael Jackson's brothers...
Rock War

Rock War

Robert Muchamore

$15.99

Meet Jay. Summer. And Dylan. Jay plays guitar, writes songs and dreams of being a rock star. But his ambitions are stifled by seven siblings and a terrible drummer. Summer works hard at school, looks after her nan and has a one-in-a-million singing voice. But can her talent triumph over her nerves? Dylan is happiest lying on his bunk smoking, but his school rugby coach has other ideas, and Dylan reluctantly joins a band to avoid crunching tackles and icy mud. They're about to enter the biggest battle of their lives. And there's everything to play for.
State Showdown: Glenn Maxwell #3

State Showdown: Glenn Maxwell #3

Patrick Loughlin ,  Glenn Maxwell

$14.99

A junior fiction series about an up-and-coming cricketer who is mentored by Australian cricket star Glenn Maxwell. Will Albright has finally achieved his dream of representing his home state of Victoria in cricket! But while playing at the MCG in a junior T20 competition may be a dream come true, it could fast turn into a nightmare if Will can't focus long enough to get his form together. Luckily Glenn Maxwell is on hand to help Will through his sudden crisis of confidence. It's state against state in a knockout fight to see which team can win the T20 National Youth Shield.
The Terrible Two

The Terrible Two

Mac Barnett ,  Jory John ,  Kevin Cornell

$17.99

Miles Murphy had it made. He lived in a great town near the ocean, he had two best friends, and, most importantly, he had a reputation for being his town's best prankster. All of which explains why he's not happy to be moving to Yawnee Valley, a sleepy town that's famous for one thing and one thing only: cows. Worse than that, Miles quickly discovers that Yawnee Valley already has a prankster, and a great one. If Miles is going to take the title from this mystery kid, he is going to have to raise his game. It's prankster against prankster in an epic war of trickery, until the two finally decide to join forces in order to pull off the biggest prank ever seen: a prank so huge it would make the members of the International Order of Disorder (a loose confederacy of pranksters that flourished a couple of centuries ago) proud.
World Domination: Glenn Maxwell #4

World Domination: Glenn Maxwell #4

Patrick Loughlin ,  Glenn Maxwell

$14.99

A junior fiction series about an up-and-coming cricketer who is mentored by Australian cricket star Glenn Maxwell. Will Albright has conquered Australia, but can he conquer the world? Will and his Australian teammates are travelling to England, the home of cricket, to take on the best of the best in the T20 Youth World Cup. With mounting interstate rivalry tearing the Aussie team apart, Will and his fellow players are going to need to dig deep to keep the nation's hopes alive. Can some well-timed advice from Glenn Maxwell show Will how to lead the Aussie team to victory?
Year in the Life of a Total and Complete Genius

Year in the Life of a Total and Complete Genius

Stacey Matson

$12.99

Arthur Bean believes he is a writing genius - but is it all in his own mind? Get swept along in the antics of this crazy year: Arthur desperately needs to come up with a story idea to win the writing contest and in the process, hopefully also steal the heart of Kennedy, whom he admires from a distance. Will Robbie - the boy who used to torment him but that he now has to tutor - help him clinch the contest? Arthur's weekly writing assignments and his teachers' astute feedback also subtly disclose why Arthur is so stuck - his mother died last year and he still has no clue how to cope.
Macbeth (Graphic Novel)

Macbeth (Graphic Novel)

Gareth Hinds

$22.95

Shakespeare's classic story of dark ambition, madness, and murder springs to life in a masterful new graphic novel by Gareth Hinds. Set against the moody backdrop of eleventh-century Scotland, Gareth Hinds's captivating, richly illustrated interpretation takes readers into the claustrophobic mind of a man driven mad by ambition. An evil seed takes root in the mind of Macbeth, a general in the king's army, when three witches tell him he will one day be king. At the urging of his wife, he resolves to take the throne by the most direct path: a dagger in the heart of King Duncan. But blood will have blood, and when others grow suspicious of his sudden rise to power, is Macbeth prepared to commit more murders to keep the crown?
Dinosaur Kisses

Dinosaur Kisses

David Ezra Stein

$16.95

From the Caldecott Honor-winning author-illustrator of Interrupting Chicken, David Ezra Stein, comes a funny, sweet story of Dinah the little dino who discovers the joy of kissing. For newly hatched Dinah, the world is such an exciting place - there is so much to see and do. She tries this - Stomp! And she tries that - Chomp! Then she sees a kiss and that's exactly what she wants to try next. Who can she kiss? And after a few disastrous attempts, can she figure out how to give someone a kiss without whomping, chomping, or stomping them first? Young children will chuckle and cheer when Dinah finds just the right creature for her dinosaur kisses!
Sparky!

Sparky!

Jenny Offill ,  Chris Appelhans

$14.99

A little girl wants a pet. She's not fussy, any will do. Her mother said no to a bird and bunny and trained seal. Then she agrees to the sloth, Sparky! Sloths don't know how to fetch. Or roll over. But they sure know how to play dead. What's an eager pet owner to do?
Vietnam Diary

Vietnam Diary

Mark Wilson

$16.99

Leigh and Jason are inseparable. But when Jason is conscripted and sent to fight in Vietnam, they are divided not just by distance, but by their beliefs about the war.
That's Not My Owl

That's Not My Owl

Fiona Watt ,  Rachel Wells

$14.99

Babies and toddlers love sharing books with an adult. In this book, they are introduced to eight wise owls. It helps them develop vital pre-reading and sensory skills.
Brilliant

Brilliant

Roddy Doyle

$16.99

When Uncle Ben's Dublin business fails, it's clear to Gloria and Raymond that something is wrong. He just isn't his usual cheerful self. So when the children overhear their granny saying that the Black Dog has settled on Ben's back and he won't be OK until it's gone, they decide they're going to get rid of it. Gathering all their courage the children set out on a midnight quest to hunt down the Black Dog and chase it away. But they aren't the only kids on the mission. Loads of other children are searching for it too, because the Black Dog is hounding lots of Dublin's adults. Together - and with the help of magical animals, birds and rodents - the children manage to corner the Black Dog ...but will they have the courage and cleverness to destroy the frightening creature?
Captive

Captive

A.J. Grainger

$14.99

I open my eyes. The cell is flooded with sunlight; the window is a splice of pale blue. Dust particles dance in the sparkling light, pirouetting in a golden line from the window to the opposite wall of the cell, where they seem to converge into shapes. It is like looking into a kaleidoscope. Dad isn't here. No one is, but me. Robyn Knollys-Green is an A-list celebrity, famous for being the daughter of one of the world's most powerful men. But not even the paparazzi can find her now. Robyn soon realises that she is trapped in a complicated web of global corruption and deceit - and that the strange, melancholy boy who has been tasked with guarding her might not be an enemy after all ...A thrilling, well-crafted, ever-relevant story from a talented new voice in YA fiction. Ideal for fans of Homeland, Jodi Picoult and Sophie McKenzie.
Fish Out of Water

Fish Out of Water

Natalie Whipple

$16.95

People like to think fish don't have feelings - it's easier that way - but as I watch the last guppy squirm in his bag, his eyes seem to plead with me. I get the sense that it knows just as well as I do that bad things are on the horizon.' Mika Arlington has her perfect summer all planned out, but the arrival of both her estranged grandmother and too-cool Dylan are going to make some very big waves in her life. Told with Natalie Whipple's signature whip-smart wit and warmth, this is a story about prejudice, growing up and the true meaning of sticking by your family.
Somebody Up There Hates You

Somebody Up There Hates You

Hollis Seamon

$16.95

Smart-mouthed and funny, sometimes raunchy, Richard Casey is in most ways a typical seventeen-year-old boy. Except Richie has cancer, and he's spending his final days in a hospice unit. In this place where people go to die, Richie has plans to make the most of the life he has left. Sylvie, the only other hospice inmate under sixty, has a few plans of her own for Richie. What begins as camaraderie quickly blossoms into real love, and this star-crossed pair is determined to live on their own terms, in whatever time remains.
Unspeakable

Unspeakable

Abbie Rushton

$16.99

Megan doesn't speak. She hasn't spoken in months. Pushing away the people she cares about is just a small price to pay. Because there are things locked inside Megan's head - things that are screaming to be heard - that she cannot, must not, let out. Then Jasmine starts at school: bubbly, beautiful, talkative Jasmine. And for reasons Megan can't quite understand, life starts to look a bit brighter. Megan would love to speak again, and it seems like Jasmine might be the answer. But if she finds her voice, will she lose everything else?
Conga Dance

Conga Dance

Amanda Tarlau ,  Jane Chapman

$14.99

Join the line, the conga line! One by one, Australian animals join the conga line, dancing together until they fall in a tangle at the end!
Knockabout Cricket

Knockabout Cricket

Neridah McMullin ,  Ainsley Walters

$24.99

In the 1890s at Pine Hills station, a tall Aboriginal boy steps out from the phalaris grass and joins a game of cricket. His name was 'Unaarramin' or Johnny Mullagh from Mullagh Station. Fifteen years before Test Cricket began, Johnny Mullagh became a true sporting legend, his feats making him one of Australia's first international cricket stars. But Johnny was also a man caught between two worlds, facing racism and discrimination his entire life. Knockabout Cricket is a fictional account of how Johnny Mullagh may have come to play cricket, told from the perspective of a squatter's son. It is supported by historical facts about Knockabout Cricket and Johnny's life from historical documents and newspaper clippings.
Rainbow Valley

Rainbow Valley

Lucy Maud Montgomery

$8.99

Anne's family grows ever larger--and ever more joyful--in this artfully packaged edition of the fifth book in the Anne of Green Gables series. It's been fifteen years since Anne Shirley married Gilbert Blythe, and they are still blissfully happy, delighting in their six children: Jem, Walter, Nan, Di, Shirley, and Rilla. After a holiday in Europe, Anne returns to find that a new minister has arrived in Glen St. Mary. John Meredith is a widower with four young children: Jerry, Faith, Una, and Carl. The children have not been properly brought up since the death of their mother, with only their absent-minded father and their old and partially deaf Aunt Martha to take care of them. Anne instantly takes them under her wing, and they become best friends with her children. The group goes on many adventures together, but always has the best time in their favorite spot: Rainbow Valley. This addition to the renowned Anne of Green Gables series makes a wonderful gift and keepsake.
Ballet Backflip: Ella Diaries #2

Ballet Backflip: Ella Diaries #2

Meredith Costain ,  Danielle McDonald

$12.99

Ella dreams of dancing, but she also wants to be taken seriously. She's in Year 5 after all! When her dreams of being the lead in the ballet recital are dashed, she starts to wonder if it might be fun to try something new. But when MEAN QUEEN PEACH takes up gymnastics and executes an AMAZING backflip in the playground, the school is taken over by the new craze. Will Ella backflip on her love of ballet? Can she bear to go along with Peach and her traitorous BFF Zoe? Leap beside Ella as her secret thoughts uncover the truth about friendship and trying new things.
Book of the Dead: Tombquest #1

Book of the Dead: Tombquest #1

Michael Northrop

$7.99

Nothing can save Alex Sennefer's life. That's what all the doctors say, but his mother knows it's not true. She knows that the Lost Spells of the Egyptian Book of the Dead can crack open a door to the afterlife and pull her son back from the brink. But when she uses the spells, five evil ancients - the Death Walkers - are also brought back to life. An ancient evil has been unleashed. Mummies are awakening. New York is overrun with scorpions. And worst of all for Alex, his mum and the Lost Spells have both disappeared. He and his best friend Ren will do anything to find his mum and save the world ...even if that means going head-to-head with a Death Walker who has been plotting his revenge for 3,000 years. Some tombs were meant to stay closed...
The Case of the Really, REALLY Scary Things: Derek Danger Dale #2

The Case of the Really, REALLY Scary Things: Derek Danger Dale #2

Michael Gerard Bauer ,  Joe Bauer

$12.99

Evil Doctor Evil MacEvilness is at it again! With his new evil device he's using people's own NIGHTMARES against them. To defeat him, Secret Agent Derek Danger Dale will have to overcome humankind's greatest FEARS. But is Derek really prepared for the HORRORS that await him in the Four Rooms of Getting SCARIER and SCARIER? Secret Agent Derek Danger Dale knows he has nothing to FEAR but FEAR itself. And thats what he's AFRAID of!
Do You Dare: 1854 - Eureka Boys

Do You Dare: 1854 - Eureka Boys

Penny Matthews

$14.99

Henry lives with his father and sister on the Victorian goldfields. Still mourning the loss of his mother and baby brother, Henry helps his father to mine their claim and hopes that one day they will strike it rich. But they can't afford a mining license and without a license they are at the mercy of the corrupt police. When Henry meets a new friend, Frank, he enters a world of politics, riots and rebellion that will lead him to Eureka Stockade, one of the defining moments in Australian history.
Do You Dare: 1916 - Jimmy's War

Do You Dare: 1916 - Jimmy's War

Sherryl Clark

$14.99

It's 1915 in Melbourne's inner west and Jimmy has left school to support his family while his brother is away at war. But when Jimmy's brother returns, he is a different person, and Jimmy finds his 'odd jobs' for the local crims have also taken a turn for the worse. Will Jimmy go to gaol and can he save his family and his brother...?
The Fairy Ring: Or Elsie and Frances Fool the World

The Fairy Ring: Or Elsie and Frances Fool the World

Mary Losure

$16.95

The enchanting true story of a girl who saw fairies, and another with a gift for art, who concocted a story to stay out of trouble and ended up fooling the world. Frances was nine when she first saw the fairies. They were tiny men, dressed all in green. Nobody but Frances saw them, so her cousin Elsie painted paper fairies and took photographs of them dancing around Frances to make the grown-ups stop teasing. The girls promised each other they would never, ever tell that the photos weren't real. But how were Frances and Elsie supposed to know that their photographs would fall into the hands of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle? And who would have dreamed that the man who created the famous detective Sherlock Holmes believed ardently in fairies-- and wanted very much to see one? Mary Losure presents this enthralling true story as a fanciful narrative featuring the original Cottingley fairy photos and previously unpublished drawings and images from the family's archives. A delight for everyone with a fondness for fairies, and for anyone who has ever started something that spun out of control.
The Flying Classroom

The Flying Classroom

Erich Kastner ,  Anthea Bell ,  Walter Trier ,  Nathan Burton

$19.99

Five boys are preparing for their school Christmas play: conscientious Martin, too poor to pay for his train fare home at the end of term; Johnny, whose parents have left him and who'll have to stay at school over the holidays; Matthew, strong, thick-skinned and good-natured, looking forward to the punching ball he's been promised for Christmas; sensitive and fearful Uli; and intelligent, complicated Sebastian, who thinks that Christmas is overrated but is happy to play along. Meanwhile, a rival boys' school is threatening their peace - and their housemaster's mysterious falling-out with an old friend, who lives in a (non-smoking) railway carriage, demands to be explained and rectified. Both quietly melancholic and very funny, this is a story about the fun, adventure and worries, both small and serious, that are the reality of childhood days.
The Pain and the Great One Go Places!

The Pain and the Great One Go Places!

Judy Blume

$14.99

Jake ('The Pain') and Abigail ('The Great One') may be brother and sister, but they don't always see eye to eye. Abigail thinks that Jake is a massive pain while Jake thinks that Abigail thinks she is sooo great. Whether they are going on holiday, visiting family or enjoying a snow day, there's always something to argue about. But despite these little disagreements, this pair are always there for each other, sharing in the fun! In thirteen hilarious and heart-warming young-fiction stories Judy Blume perfectly captures what it's like to grow up with a brother or a sister.
The Pain and the Great One on Wheels

The Pain and the Great One on Wheels

Judy Blume

$14.99

Jake ('The Pain') and Abigail ('The Great One') may be brother and sister, but they don't always see eye to eye. Abigail thinks that Jake is a massive pain while Jake thinks that Abigail thinks she is sooo great. Whether they are riding bikes, getting their hair cut or throwing parties, there's always something for them to argue about. But despite these little disagreements, this pair are always there for each other, sharing in the fun! In fourteen hilarious and heart-warming young-fiction stories Judy Blume perfectly captures what it's like to grow up with a brother or a sister.
Pegasus and the Rise of the Titans

Pegasus and the Rise of the Titans

Kate O'Hearn

$14.99

The ancient rivalry between the Olympians and the Titans, thought long over, is rekindled - but this time the Titans have a secret weapon that can rival the power of the Flame of Olympus. The balance of power is tipped in Saturn's favour now that he has found his own Flame of Titus. Jupiter's Olympus will finally be in his grasp! Caught in the middle of this ancient power struggle, Emily and Pegasus must head to the Diamond Head volcano in Hawaii to track down the one thing that can save Olympus... before the Titans get there first. Fans of Percy Jackson won't want to miss the Pegasus series by Kate O'Hearn. Have you read the rest of the series? Pegasus and the Flame, Pegasus and the Fight to Save Olympus, Pegasus and the New Olympians, Pegasus and the Origins of Olympus.
Shaun the Sheep: Tales from Mossy Bottom Farm - The Beast of Soggy Moor

Shaun the Sheep: Tales from Mossy Bottom Farm - The Beast of Soggy Moor

$9.95

What's that howl? Is it Shaun the sheep playing one of his pranks? The Farmer practising his trombone? Or is it a ...beast? Can Shaun and Bitzer come up with a plan to catch the beast - or are they all doomed?
Shaun the Sheep: Tales from Mossy Bottom Farm - The Flock Factor

Shaun the Sheep: Tales from Mossy Bottom Farm - The Flock Factor

$9.95

It's talent-show time on the farm, and all the roosters and chickens are flocking together in hopes of beating their rivals, the sheep. Meanwhile, Shirley, a sheep whose flair for singing is as large as her frame, has a big problem - a massive case of stage fright. Can Shaun the sheep convince his jittery friend to wow the mole judges and take home the prize? Shaun the Sheep fans both old and new will flock to this funny, original story inspired by the internationally popular animated TV show from Aardman.
Ship of Dolls

Ship of Dolls

Shirley Parenteau

$19.95

Can a ship carrying Friendship Dolls to Japan be Lexie's ticket to see her fun-loving mother again? A heartwarming historical novel inspired by a little-known true event. It's 1926, and the one thing eleven-year-old Lexie Lewis wants more than anything is to leave Portland, Oregon, where she has been staying with her strict grandparents, and rejoin her mother, a carefree singer in San Francisco's speakeasies. But Mama's new husband doesn't think a little girl should live with parents who work all night and sleep all day. Meanwhile, Lexie's class has been raising money to ship a doll to the children of Japan in a friendship exchange, and when Lexie learns that the girl who writes the best letter to accompany the doll will be sent to the farewell ceremony in San Francisco, she knows she just has to be the winner. But what if a jealous classmate and Lexie's own small lies to her grandmother manage to derail her plans? Inspired by a project organized by teacher-missionary Sidney Gulick, in which U.S. children sent more than 12,000 Friendship Dolls to Japan in hopes of avoiding a future war, Shirley Parenteau's engaging story has sure appeal for young readers who enjoy historical fiction, and for doll lovers of all ages.
Stuff Happens: Ethan

Stuff Happens: Ethan

Oliver Phommavanh

$9.99

Stuff happens sometimes. Everyday stuff. At school, at home, with sport, with mates. For Ethan it happened when he thought his best friend didn't like him anymore. Ethan is not just bookish - he's book-obsessed, possibly the only boy with a mother begging him to put a book down so he can make friends. Ethan doesn't make friends so easily so he when he does make friends with Trent (they bond over a dinosaur book), Ethan is chuffed and his mum is thrilled. But then Trent discovers downball and Ethan thinks he's lost his best friend, his only friend ...
Stuff Happens: Fadi

Stuff Happens: Fadi

Scot Gardner

$9.99

Stuff happens sometimes. Everyday stuff. At school, at home, with sport, with mates. For Fadi it happened when he got in trouble for tackling Jack at lunchtime. Spinning out of Jack by Tony Wilson, Fadi gets his own story. Fadi is big and strong and hasn't quite grown into his body. He's a gun on the rugby field where his strength and size is an advantage, and at home with his Islander family his size fits, but off the field and out of home he sometimes breaks things (people's science projects, Jack's arm - but that was an accident!). With the help of his uncle and cousins, Fadi learns to put some grace to his movement - and develop some seriously cool dance moves.
Worry Magic

Worry Magic

Dawn McNiff

$14.95

Hilarious, heartfelt, and with family at its core, this comforting story is for anyone who just can't help worrying! Courtney is a worrier - she's worried about EVERYTHING, from her mum and dad's constant fights, to her Gran being ill, to the fact that her best friend Lois suddenly seems to be more interested in growing up and hanging out with mean girl Bex than with her. But then one day, during a particularly bad argument kicked off by her dad's discovery of a pig in their lounge (don't ask...), Courtney begins to feel a bit funny...a bit woozy...a bit like a dream coming on ? and then when she wakes up everything is better! Mum and dad are being nice to each other, the pig is going back to the animal shelter (really, don't ask...) and even Kyle, her older brother, seems to be making an effort. Courtney becomes sure that each time she feels woozy and has her dreams, she's magicking her problems and worries away. Her mum, dad and brother aren't so sure though. Can Courtney convince everybody that her worry magic dreams are the perfect way to solve her problems? Or should she learn to worry a little less and to ask for help in some non-magical places more?
The Comedy, History and Tragedy of William Shakespeare

The Comedy, History and Tragedy of William Shakespeare

Anna Claybourne ,  Adria Meserve

$24.99

Published in the year of the 450th annivesary of his birth, this is a first introduction to William Shakespeare - his life, times and plays - from his school life in Stratford-upon-Avon to living in Elizabethan London and co-owning the Globe theatre. The light-hearted but authoritative text combines with Adria's Meserve's magical illustrations to capture the world of the Tudor theatre. The book also contains clever and extremely useful short summaries of some of Shakespeare's best-loved plays - including comedies such as Midsummer's Night Dream and Twelfth Night, histories such as Henry V and Richard III and tragedies such as Macbeth and Hamlet. This is a beautiful, entertaining and accessible picture book about the world's most famous writer.
The Story of King Lear

The Story of King Lear

Melania G. Mazzucco ,  Emanuela Orciari ,  Virginia Jewiss ,  Emanuela Orciari

$29.99

You used to have everything and now you have nothing. Who's madder than you? Old King Lear has decided to retire from his royal duties. He calls his three daughters to him, and asks each to tell him how much they love him. The eldest two, Goneril and Regan, flatter him with their words. Cordelia - the youngest and, until now, his favourite - only says that she loves him as a daughter must love her father. Furious, he disinherits her and divides his kingdom between her two sisters. But Goneril and Regan soon turn against Lear, forcing him to wander in the wilderness with only his court jester for company, desperately hoping for a reconciliation with Cordelia...
Tell Me a Picture

Tell Me a Picture

Quentin Blake

$24.95

In 2001, Quentin Blake - the first Children's Laureate - chose twenty-six of his favourite paintings for an exhibition at the National Gallery. Very different artworks were chosen, some by fine artists and some by children's illustrators, but they all had one thing in common: a story to tell. The accompanying book urges children to use their imaginations and look for the stories in the pictures. Reissued with a new introduction from the author, Tell Me A Picture will show a new generation the adventures that await in looking at art.
Tell Me About?

Tell Me About?

$16.99

Tell Me About is full of hundreds of surprising questions and fascinating answers which can provide teasing quiz questions, settle arguments and assist with school projects. It is an intriguing reference book for the whole family.Tell Me: Can squirrels really fly? How long is a Martian day? What makes hair curly? How did the Tiger Lily get its name? Six fact-packed subject categories boost the general knowledge of your children and even you, helping to engage the whole family.
Tell Me What?

Tell Me What?

$16.99

Tell Me What is full of hundreds of surprising questions and fascinating answers which can provide teasing quiz questions, settle arguments and assist with school projects. It is an intriguing reference book for the whole family. Tell Me What: What are hieroglyhpics? What is a tsunami? What is the tallest tree in the world? What causes the leaning tower of Pisa to lean? Six fact-packed subject categories boost the general knowledge of your children and even you, helping to engage the whole family.
Tell Me When?

Tell Me When?

$16.99

Tell Me When provides fascinating answers to interesting questions which can provide teasing quiz questions, settle arguments and assist with school projects. It is an intriguing reference book for the whole family. Tell Me When: When do igloos melt? When is the shortest day? When do we lose our sense of taste? When was the television invented? Six fact-packed subject categories boost the general knowledge of your children and even you, helping to engage the whole family.
Tell Me Where?

Tell Me Where?

$16.99

Tell Me Where provides hundreds of brilliant answers to interesting questions which can provide teasing quiz questions, settle arguments and assist with school projects. It is an intriguing reference book for the whole family. Tell Me Where: Where is there a moon of ice? Where does the word 'robot' come from? Where did chariot races take place? Where do tears come from? Six fact-packed subject categories boost the general knowledge of your children and even you, helping to engage the whole family.
Tell Me Which?

Tell Me Which?

$16.99

Tell Me Which? is full of hundreds of surprising questions and fascinating answers which can provide teasing quizzes, settle arguments, and assist with school projects. It is an intriguing reference book for the whole family. Tell Me Which? focuses on questions with openings such as 'which one', or 'which of these', in topics ranging from world history to scientific questions. Tell Me Which: Is the tallest building in the world? Planet is the biggest? Is the largest fish? Communities live in the deserts? Hormone affects growth? Six fact-packed subject categories, including history and events, the natural world, general knowledge, our world, the human body and science and space, boost the general knowledge of your children and even you, helping to engage the whole family.
Tell Me Who?

Tell Me Who?

$16.99

Tell Me Who? is full of hundreds of surprising questions and fascinating answers which can provide teasing questions, settle arguments, and assist with school projects. It is an intriguing reference book for the whole family. Tell Me Who? focuses on questions with openings such as 'who was', on topics ranging from people in world history to the scientific community. Tell Me Who: Was the first man on the moon? Invented Facebook? Were Henry VIII's wives? Is the oldest person in the world? Six fact-packed subject categories, including the human body, the natural world, science and technology, earth and space, ancient history and modern history, boost the general knowledge of your children and even you, helping to engage the whole family.
History Makers: Women Who Changed History

History Makers: Women Who Changed History

Adam Sutherland

$19.99

This title looks at women who have made a difference within their own country or in the wider world, whether they are rulers and leaders in their field or ordinary people whose actions and example changed the lives of others. Biographies of each individual detail their struggles and achievements, and look at the legacy each created.
Early People

Early People

$9.99

Open your eyes to a world of discovery and find out how early man lived Eyewonder Early People takes a look at what life was like before written records began. From the earliest human-like apes to the use of stone age tools, from the discovery of fire to agriculture and the dawn of civilization, Early People explores the early history of the world. Packed with fascinating facts and bright images, in the renowned Eyewonder format, younger readers will easily understand what life was like for early man. Ideal for school project support, Early People engages kids with interactive activities from True or False games to What's this? quizzes, and includes 100 bright stickers to play with.
365 Science Activities

365 Science Activities

Minna Lacey

$24.99

Explore science in a fun new way, with a different activity or experiment for every day of the year. Hands-on science to fascinate children, with often surprising results. Will inspire the scientists of the future. Further resources are available online via the Usborne Quicklinks website.
Animals, Animals, Animals Gift Set

Animals, Animals, Animals Gift Set

Steve Jenkins ,  Robin Page

$19.99

This is a beautiful boxed set from the award-winning team of animal fact explainers. It includes gift editions of three of their best-loved books, with the spare, illuminating text and gorgeous cut-paper collage artwork fans of this dynamic duo have come to love. All this - plus a sheet of stickers - packed in an attractive slipcase. Three stunning books: My First Day: Find out what baby animals do in their first twenty-four hours of life; Move!: Learn why animals move the way they do. A New York Times Best Illustrated book; and, What Do You Do with a Tail Like This?: Explore the amazing things animals can do with their distinct body parts.
A Butterfly is Patient

A Butterfly is Patient

Dianna Hutts Aston ,  Sylvia Long

$12.95

From the creators of the award-winning An Egg Is Quiet, A Seed Is Sleepy and A Rock Is Lively comes this gorgeous and informative introduction to the world of butterflies. An incredible variety of butterflies are celebrated here in all of their beauty and wonder, from the tiny Arian Small Blue to the grand Queen Alexandra's Birdwing. Perfect for a child's bedroom bookshelf or for the classroom!
Bugs

Bugs

$9.99

Open your eyes to a world of discovery and find out all about bugs and other creepy crawlies. Eyewonder Bugs explores all types of bugs from an insect that looks like a twig to a butterfly that tastes with its feet! From sand devils burrowing in the desert to busy bees, these creepy crawlies come in all shapes and sizes and can do amazing things. Meet poisonous spiders, scary scorpions and many more amazing bugs. Packed with fascinating facts and bright images, in the renowned Eyewonder format, younger readers will easily understand all the different types of bugs and what they can do. Ideal for school project support Bugs engages kids with interactive activities from True or False games to What's this? quizzes, and includes 100 bright stickers to play with!
Earth

Earth

$9.99

Open your eyes to a world of discovery and take an incredible journey around planet Earth. Eyewonder Earth explores the power and beauty of our world, from catastrophic earthquakes and volcanoes to wonderful waterfalls and other natural phenomenon. Discover what lives on the floor of the Ocean, where Earth's hidden treasures are and what's at the tip of our planet. Packed with fascinating facts and bright images, in the renowned Eyewonder format, younger readers will easily understand all the different elements that make up our planet. Ideal for school project support Earth engages kids with interactive activities from True or False games to What's this? quizzes, and includes 100 bright stickers to play with.
Funny Families

Funny Families

Mark Norman

$16.95

If you think your family is funny, imagine being a baby alligator carried around in its mother's mouth! Find out why some families of the animal world are so funny. Companion to Funny Bums, Funny Faces and Funny Homes.
Painful Poison

Painful Poison

Nick Arnold ,  Tony De Saulles

$14.99

Get ready for a deadly dose of excitement with the petrifying Painful Poison. It's bubbling with killer substances that are strictly not for the nervous - and will have all kinds of evil effects on you. Discover how you can turn your brother into a zombie slave and why you are breathing poison right now! Redesigned in a bold, funky new look and illustrated throughout for the next generation of Horrible Science fans.
Terrible Time

Terrible Time

Nick Arnold ,  Tony De Saulles

$14.99

Go time-travelling with Terrible Time and discover all the terrifying time facts you've been waiting ages to find out. See what happens if you go too close to a black hole and how flies tell the time! Redesigned in a bold, funky new look and illustrated throughout by Tony De Saulles for the next generation of Horrible Science fans.
Incredible Experiments with Chemical Reactions and Mixtures

Incredible Experiments with Chemical Reactions and Mixtures

Paula Navarro ,  Angels Jimenez ,  Bernadette Cuxart

$10.99

Fascinating scientific concepts are simplified and explored in ways that kids will enjoy in the Magic Science series. Each book presents 16 simple experiments that can be performed with common objects found around the house. Incredible Experiments with Chemical Reactions & Mixtures explores concepts like water density, oxidation, and more are explored using simple household materials. Each experiment includes illustrated, step-by-step instructions and a simple scientific explanation of what is happening during the experiment. Full-color illustrations on each page.
Iscience: Augmented Reality

Iscience: Augmented Reality

Dorling Kindersley

$19.99

Thanks to the digital magic of Augmented Reality, you can trigger an explosion or create chemical chaos in your own room without ruining a single thing! Place your tablet or smartphone near the visual trigger on the page, then hold it up to see metal explode in water on your dad's lap or generate electricity and sparks on your kitchen table. iScience is packed with educational facts on basic scientific principles - from elements and atoms to sound waves and gravity, read up on the fascinating natural world and discover wonders of science.
Lift-the-Flap Questions and Answers About Dinosaurs

Lift-the-Flap Questions and Answers About Dinosaurs

Katie Daynes ,  Marie-Eve Tremblay

$19.99

If you know a child who is obsessed with dinosaurs and constantly asking about these amazing prehistoric creatures, this engaging, interactive flap book will answer lots of their questions. With entertaining and informative illustrations and over 50 flaps to lift and look beneath.
First Big Book of Bugs

First Big Book of Bugs

Catherine D. Hughes

$24.99

The experts at National Geographic present a reference that introduces young children to bugs of all kinds: big and small, jumping and crawling, colorful and creepy. This book explores backyard favourites, such as ladybugs and lightning bugs, and introduces kids to more exotic species that inhabit rain forests and deserts around the world.
The Moon

The Moon

Nuria Roca ,  Carol Isern ,  Rocio Bonilla ,  Rocio Bonilla

$10.99

Young astronomers can explore the mysteries of our closest neighbor and constant companion, the moon, in this engaging book. Lunar eclipses, man's travel to the moon, an introduction to gravity, and the moon's phases are explained. Fun activities at the back of the book reinforce the information and allows kids to test what they've learned. Also includes a guide for parents that expands on some of the terminology and concepts.
Surprising Experiments with Sound

Surprising Experiments with Sound

Paula Navarro ,  Angels Jimenez ,  Bernadette Cuxart

$10.99

Fascinating scientific concepts are simplified and explored in ways that kids will enjoy in the Magic Science series. Each book presents 16 simple experiments that can be performed with common objects found around the house. Surprising Experiments with Sound uses rhythm, voice, water and more reveal what sound is and how it travels. Each experiment includes illustrated, step-by-step instructions and a simple scientific explanation of what is happening during the experiment. Full-color illustrations on each page.
World Without Fish

World Without Fish

Mark Kurlansky ,  Professor Frank Stockton

$24.95

Issues a call to action to kids ages 10 and up, by outlining what will happen within the next fifty years if the ill effects of over-fishing, pollution, and climate change aren't addressed soon. The author gives a step-by-step account of what would happen if fish became extinct - and then outlines a plan for remedying the situation.
Aladdin

Aladdin

Francesca Rossi

$12.99

From Snow White, Cinderella and Pinocchio to The Wizard of Oz and Peter Pan: twelve of the most famous children's fairy tales of all time, gathered together in a series of essential volumes, must-haves for every budding reader's library. All children can discover or rediscover their favourite characters and identify themselves in their adventures thanks to these original texts, updated in modern, accessible language, perfect for the littlest ones as well as those already able to read on their own. Enriching and completing the narratives are the colourful and captivating illustrations by Francesca Rossi, an artist who gives a fresh, modern touch to timeless classics.
Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland

Francesca Rossi

$12.99

From Snow White, Cinderella and Pinocchio to The Wizard of Oz and Peter Pan: twelve of the most famous children's fairy tales of all time, gathered together in a series of essential volumes, must-haves for every budding reader's library. All children can discover or rediscover their favourite characters and identify themselves in their adventures thanks to these original texts, updated in modern, accessible language, perfect for the littlest ones as well as those already able to read on their own. Enriching and completing the narratives are the colourful and captivating illustrations by Francesca Rossi, an artist who gives a fresh, modern touch to timeless classics.
Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

Francesca Rossi

$12.99

From Snow White, Cinderella and Pinocchio to The Wizard of Oz and Peter Pan: twelve of the most famous children's fairy tales of all time, gathered together in a series of essential volumes, must-haves for every budding reader's library. All children can discover or rediscover their favourite characters and identify themselves in their adventures thanks to these original texts, updated in modern, accessible language, perfect for the littlest ones as well as those already able to read on their own. Enriching and completing the narratives are the colourful and captivating illustrations by Francesca Rossi, an artist who gives a fresh, modern touch to timeless classics.
Cinderella

Cinderella

Francesca Rossi

$12.99

From Snow White, Cinderella and Pinocchio to The Wizard of Oz and Peter Pan: twelve of the most famous children's fairy tales of all time, gathered together in a series of essential volumes, must-haves for every budding reader's library. All children can discover or rediscover their favourite characters and identify themselves in their adventures thanks to these original texts, updated in modern, accessible language, perfect for the littlest ones as well as those already able to read on their own. Enriching and completing the narratives are the colourful and captivating illustrations by Francesca Rossi, an artist who gives a fresh, modern touch to timeless classics.
Cinderella (Fairy Tales from Around the World)

Cinderella (Fairy Tales from Around the World)

Cari Meister ,  Valentina Belloni ,  Eva Montanari ,  Polona Kosec

$16.95

Think there's just one fairy tale with an overworked girl and wicked stepsisters? Think again! Cultures all around the world have their own Cinderella stories. Visit Canada, China, Egypt, and France, and find out whose glass slippers are made of red silk, and whose fairy godmother is a fish.
Fearless: Sons and Daughter

Fearless: Sons and Daughter

Colin Thompson ,  Sarah Davis

$24.99

Everyone's favourite scaredy-cat bulldog is back - with puppies! When we last saw Fearless, he had fallen head over paws for the beautiful Primrose. Now, they've got puppies to care for, and Fearless must figure out what it means to be a father. Fearless warns his children about the dangers lurking around every corner - things like vacuum cleaners and handbags - but when Primrose is in trouble, will Fearless put aside his fears or will it be brave pup Eric to the rescue? Another charming and hilarious tale about Fearless the bulldog, from award-winning duo Colin Thompson and Sarah Davis.
Good Enough for a Sheep Station

Good Enough for a Sheep Station

David Cox

$24.99

As a boy, David Cox lived in the dusty outback on a sheep station. His lessons came in a brown envelope from the Correspondence School, but out of doors his father was his teacher. David learned the stockman's skills of riding horses and mustering sheep and cattle, and when they were out riding his father would tell stories about old times. Sometimes they would repair stockyards or fences, and when the job was done his father would step back and say, 'Well, it's good enough for a sheep station.' David Cox concludes the moving story of his country childhood that began with The Road to Goonong and continued with The Fair Dinkum War.
Little Red Riding Hood

Little Red Riding Hood

Francesca Rossi

$12.99

From Snow White, Cinderella and Pinocchio to The Wizard of Oz and Peter Pan: twelve of the most famous children's fairy tales of all time, gathered together in a series of essential volumes, must-haves for every budding reader's library. All children can discover or rediscover their favourite characters and identify themselves in their adventures thanks to these original texts, updated in modern, accessible language, perfect for the littlest ones as well as those already able to read on their own. Enriching and completing the narratives are the colourful and captivating illustrations by Francesca Rossi, an artist who gives a fresh, modern touch to timeless classics.
Little Red Riding Hood (Fairy Tales from Around the World)

Little Red Riding Hood (Fairy Tales from Around the World)

Jessica Gunderson ,  Colleen Madden ,  Eva Montanari

$16.95

Think there's just one fairy tale with a girl who meets danger in disguise? Think again! Cultures all around the world have their own Little Red Riding Hood stories. Visit Germany, Italy, and Taiwan, and find out whose sick grandmother is a tiger, and who is saved not by a kind hunter but by a talking river.
Mesmerized: How Ben Franklin Solved a Mystery That Baffled All of France

Mesmerized: How Ben Franklin Solved a Mystery That Baffled All of France

Mara Rockliff ,  Iacopo Bruno

$27.95

Discover how Benjamin Franklin's scientific method challenged a certain Dr. Mesmer's mysterious powers in a whimsical look at a true moment in history. The day Ben Franklin first set foot in Paris, France, he found the city all abuzz. Everyone was talking about something new--remarkable, thrilling, and strange. Something called . . . Science! But soon the straightforward American inventor Benjamin Franklin is upstaged by a compelling and enigmatic figure: Dr. Mesmer. In elaborately staged shows, Mesmer, wearing a fancy coat of purple silk and carrying an iron wand, convinces the people of Paris that he controls a magic force that can make water taste like a hundred different things, cure illness, and control thoughts! But Ben Franklin is not convinced. Will his practical approach of observing, hypothesizing, and testing get to the bottom of the mysterious Mesmer's tricks? A rip-roaring, lavishly illustrated peek into a fascinating moment in history shows the development and practice of the scientific method--and reveals the amazing power of the human mind.
The Olive Tree

The Olive Tree

Elsa Marston ,  Claire Ewart

$21.99

The house next door to Sameer's had been empty for as long as he could remember. The family had gone away when the war began. But now they were back, and he was ready to have fun with his new playmate. Together they could climb the big olive tree that overlooked both their gardens, and eat the delicious olives it produced. The only problem was that Muna, the little girl next door, didn't want to play and she didn't want to share the olives. She said they belonged to her family alone-that is, until one fateful night when lightning struck the tree. Poignantly told by award-winning author Elsa Marston and with beautiful paintings from award-winning illustrator Claire Ewart, The Olive Tree follows two children as they learn to share and work together by looking past their differences. It shows young readers that compassion and understanding lie at the heart of all friendships.
Rapunzel

Rapunzel

Francesca Rosi

$12.99

From Snow White, Cinderella and Pinocchio to The Wizard of Oz and Peter Pan: twelve of the most famous children's fairy tales of all time, gathered together in a series of essential volumes, must-haves for every budding reader's library. All children can discover or rediscover their favourite characters and identify themselves in their adventures thanks to these original texts, updated in modern, accessible language, perfect for the littlest ones as well as those already able to read on their own. Enriching and completing the narratives are the colourful and captivating illustrations by Francesca Rossi, an artist who gives a fresh, modern touch to timeless classics.
Rapunzel (Fairy Tales from Around the World)

Rapunzel (Fairy Tales from Around the World)

Cari Meister ,  Colleen Madden ,  Eva Montanari ,  Valentina Belloni

$16.95

Think there's just one fairy tale with a girl locked away in a tall tower? Think again! Cultures all around the world have their own Rapunzel stories. Visit Germany, Italy, and the Philippines, and find out who is guarded by a flesh eating monster, and whose hero flies off on a magical winged horse.
Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty

Francesca Rossi

$12.99

From Snow White, Cinderella and Pinocchio to The Wizard of Oz and Peter Pan: twelve of the most famous children's fairy tales of all time, gathered together in a series of essential volumes, must-haves for every budding reader's library. All children can discover or rediscover their favourite characters and identify themselves in their adventures thanks to these original texts, updated in modern, accessible language, perfect for the littlest ones as well as those already able to read on their own. Enriching and completing the narratives are the colourful and captivating illustrations by Francesca Rossi, an artist who gives a fresh, modern touch to timeless classics.
Snow White

Snow White

Francesca Rossi

$12.99

From Snow White, Cinderella and Pinocchio to The Wizard of Oz and Peter Pan: twelve of the most famous children's fairy tales of all time, gathered together in a series of essential volumes, must-haves for every budding reader's library. All children can discover or rediscover their favourite characters and identify themselves in their adventures thanks to these original texts, updated in modern, accessible language, perfect for the littlest ones as well as those already able to read on their own. Enriching and completing the narratives are the colourful and captivating illustrations by Francesca Rossi, an artist who gives a fresh, modern touch to timeless classics.
Snow White (Fairy Tales from Around the World)

Snow White (Fairy Tales from Around the World)

Jessica Gunderson ,  Colleen Madden ,  Eva Montanari ,  Valentina Belloni

$16.95

Think there's just one fairy tale with a beautiful girl and an evil stepmother? Think again! Cultures all around the world have their own Snow White stories. Visit Albania, Germany, Mozambique, and Turkey, and find out who meets 40 dragons instead of seven dwarfs, and on whose forehead a bright star shines.
Usborne Stories for Little Children: Alice in Wonderland and Other Stories

Usborne Stories for Little Children: Alice in Wonderland and Other Stories

$24.99

A collection of classic stories including 'Alice in Wonderland', 'Snow Queen' and 'The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse'. Each story is fully illustrated and perfect for either reading aloud or for more confident readers to tackle alone.
Vietnamese Children's Favorite Stories

Vietnamese Children's Favorite Stories

Phuoc Thi Minh Tran ,  Nguyen Dong ,  Thi Hop Nguyen

$18.99

Vietnamese Children's Favorite Stories, is a charming collection of fifteen tales as told by prominent storyteller Tran Thi Minh Phuoc. In it, Tra - Minnesota's first Vietnamese librarian and an active member of the Vietnamese-American community - recounts cherished folktales such as The Story of Tam and Cam (the Vietnamese version of Cinderella), The Jade Rabbit, and The Legend of the Mai Flower. With beautiful illustrations by veteran artists Nguyen Thi Hop and Nguyen Dong, children and adults alike will be enchanted by Tran's English retellings. Stories in which integrity, hard work and a kind heart triumph over deception, laziness, and greed - as gods, peasants, kings and fools spring to life in legends of bravery and beauty, and fables about nature. The Children's Favorite Stories series was created to share the folktales and legends most beloved by children in the East with young readers of all backgrounds in the West. Vietnamese Children's Favorite Stories will keep Vietnam's folktales alive for them and the legions of young readers who enjoy multicultural children's books and stories set in faraway lands.
Macavity: The Mystery Cat

Macavity: The Mystery Cat

T. S. Eliot ,  Arthur Robins

$13.99

'Macavity' (the mystery cat!) is one of the best-loved poems from T. S. Eliot's Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats - the inspiration for Cats: The Musical - beloved by generations of children and their parents. Now, Macavity 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.
The Owl and the Pussy-Cat

The Owl and the Pussy-Cat

Edward Lear ,  Charlotte Voake

$19.99

Edward Lear's classic poem, The Owl and the Pussy-cat, beautifully illustrated by Charlotte Voake and introduced with a foreword by Julia Donaldson. The Owl and the Pussy-cat went to sea In a beautiful pea-green boat...Edward Lear's classic poem, The Owl and the Pussy-cat, has delighted readers of all ages for generations. It is given new life by Charlotte Voake's exquisite illustrations in this beautiful new edition. Introduced by a foreword from world-renowned children's author and Lear devotee, Julia Donaldson, this is a book to be treasured by Lear fans both old and young. Be sure to look out for Julia Donaldson's sequel to this much-loved poem, The Further Adventures of the Owl and the Pussy-cat.
All Mine!

All Mine!

Zehra Hicks

$14.99

Poor Mouse. He's just about to tuck into a sandwich, when who should swoop in but Seagull - and gobbles it up. Mouse's crisps aren't safe either ...what a greedy and ill-mannered bird he is! But Mouse has a fiendish trick up his sleeve, which just might cure Seagull of his thieving ways ...With striking artwork and hilarious slapstick humour, this delicious comic caper will delight children and parents alike.
The Beastly Pirates

The Beastly Pirates

John Kelly

$14.99

They're called The Beastly Pirates and this fearsome ugly bunch scour the seas for other pirates they can gobble up for lunch. Beware THE BEASTLY PIRATES - the scariest sailors on the seven seas. They're a cutlass-toting, pirate-eating bunch of renegades and the list of their dastardly deeds is endless. Dare you come to face to face with this motley crew? WARNING: This is most certainly NOT a book for bedtime ...unless you like your pirates with a bit more bite! Perfect for fans of Jonny Duddle.
A Day at the Fire Station

A Day at the Fire Station

Richard Scarry

$12.99

Filled with information about firefighters and Scarry's sense of fun, this book will delight young readers everywhere. Drippy and Sticky the decorators have come to paint the Busytown Fire Station. But with Smokey and the other brave firefighters rushing in and out to rescue people, there are quite a few wet paint mishaps!
Guess How Much I Love You

Guess How Much I Love You

Sam McBratney ,  Anita Jeram

$17.95

Celebrate twenty years of sharing love to the moon and back with this special anniversary paperback edition of one of the world's bestselling picture books. Sometimes, when you love someone very, very much, you want to find a way of describing how much you treasure them. But, as Little Nutbrown Hare and Big Nutbrown Hare discover, love is not always an easy thing to measure! Now new and existing fans can relive this cherished classic with this lavish edition, celebrating two decades of delighting readers since its initial creation. It is a beautiful keepsake, including cover with gold foil finish. It includes additional words from the author and artist inside, framed by a gold border. Guess How Much I Love You has sold over 28 million copies.
If I Had a Triceratops

If I Had a Triceratops

George O'Connor

$16.95

Wouldn't it be great to have a triceratops for a pet? If you had one, it would probably be your best friend. It would always want to play with you, and it would always know how you're feeling. On dark and stormy nights, if your triceratops got scared, you could let it sleep in your room. True, a triceratops is a little on the huge side, but that just means more pet to love, and more pet to love you back! Just imagine your very own pet triceratops running out to greet you at the end of the day. Ooof! Wouldn't that be the best thing ever?
Lucky

Lucky

David Mackintosh

$14.99

We're having a surprise at dinner tonight...but what could it BE? A joyful slice of family life all about what it really means to be lucky. When Mum announces that we're having a surprise at dinner tonight, my brother Leo and I can't help but wonder...What could it BE? Mum says we'll have to wait and see, but Leo and I have some ideas of our own...The award-winning creator of the Roald Dahl shortlisted Marchall Armstrong is New to Our School delivers a tasty and touching slice of family life, in a story all about the benefits of brothers, and what it really means to be lucky...
Roo the Roaring Dinosaur

Roo the Roaring Dinosaur

David Bedford ,  Mandy Stanley

$14.99

This is the story of Roo, a little dinosaur who one day meets a woolly mammoth in a hot-air balloon. The balloon has a hole and gradually deflates, floating down to the ground and leaving the little mammoth stranded. Roo saves the day by giving the mammoth a piece of his precious comfort blanket (his moomie, as he calls it) which they use to patch the hole. A story about kindness and sharing, with lovable characters created by the best-selling illustrator of the Lettice the Dancing Rabbit series, Mandy Stanley.
Snowy Night

Snowy Night

Tilde Michels ,  Reinhard Michi

$12.99

One freezing, snowy night Peter is fast asleep in his cosy house when he hears knocking at his door. Who could it be? During the storm he has three visitors but when he wakes the next morning they are all gone. Was it just a dream? A clever tale of trust with a twist!
So Cosy

So Cosy

Lerryn Korda ,  Lerryn Korda

$16.95

A sweet, funny and beautifully illustrated story perfect for snuggling up and sharing at bedtime with toddlers. Dog's bed looks so cosy that Goose, Cat, the rabbits, Mummy Bear and Baby Bear, Goat and Snake and even Elephant want to snuggle up with Dog too. And so they do! What a teetering pile-up of cosiness! Until... patter patter patter... along comes Mouse - and climbs up onto the tip of Elephant's trunk. Imagine what will happen if Elephant sneezes! Will dog ever get to sleep? Little children will love following the jokes in the pictures and joining in with the repetition in the words.
Stormy Night

Stormy Night

Salina Yoon

$15.99

When thunder shakes his house and rain pounds the windows, Bear is frightened. But comforting his Mama, Papa and Floppy helps make the storm seem not as scary. Before Bear knows it, the storm has passed, because even storms need their sleep ...and so do bears. A hugely heartwarming tale about the fear of thunder and how to overcome it.
The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig

The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig

Eugene Trivizas ,  Helen Oxenbury

$16.95

It was time for the three little wolves to go out into the world, so they set off and built themselves a splendid brick house. But they hadn't reckoned on the big bad pig coming along with a sledgehammer...Witty, subversive and perfect for reading aloud, this hilarious twist on a classic tale has delighted children for decades.
Two Unhappy Fish

Two Unhappy Fish

Bingbo  ,  Gumi

$14.99

Two lonely fish hide separately in the coral reef both believing that they were the ugliest fish in the whole ocean until one day they come face to face and are shocked at how beautiful the other one is. From that day on they no longer hide in the reefs but swim happily with all the other fish. A touching story of how we are all different but all beautiful in our own unique way.
Australian Animals 123 Book

Australian Animals 123 Book

Bambi Smyth

$9.95

The alphabet and counting is lots of fun, for you, and me, and everyone! Especially when it teaches you about Australian wildlife too! Australian illustrator, Bambi Smyth, has created an energetic and vast pool of Australian animals who will swim, hop, climb and fly their way into young readers' imaginations.
Australian Animals ABC

Australian Animals ABC

Bambi Smyth

$9.95

The alphabet and counting is lots of fun, for you, and me, and everyone! Especially when it teaches you about Australian wildlife too! Australian illustrator, Bambi Smyth, has created an energetic and vast pool of Australian animals who will swim, hop, climb and fly their way into young readers' imaginations.
Count with Maisy, Cheep, Cheep, Cheep!

Count with Maisy, Cheep, Cheep, Cheep!

Lucy Cousins

$19.95

It's bedtime but where have all of Mummy Hen's chicks gone? Maisy is soon on the case to search for them, and you can help too! Lift the flaps along the way to see who's hiding in the stable, in the tractor, or up in the apple tree. Cluck, cluck, cheep, cheep - find all ten chicks and make sure that they get home safely!
Guess How Much I Love You

Guess How Much I Love You

Sam McBratney ,  Anita Jeram

$14.95

Sometimes, when you love someone very, very much, you want to find a way of describing how much you treasure them. But, as Little Nutbrown Hare and Big Nutbrown Hare discover, love is not always an easy thing to measure. The story of Little and Big Nutbrown Hares' efforts to express their love for each other has become a publishing phenomenon. This lovely board book edition is one that children will ask for time and again.
I Spy With My Little Eye: First Colours

I Spy With My Little Eye: First Colours

Jeannette Rowe

$16.95

Lots of animals and objects are hiding inside each fun and colourful picture. Can you spy them with your little eye? Can you name each one? Featuring the much-loved and colourful illustrations of Jeanette Rowe, these large format books are a great way to introduce children to a variety of environments as they learn about colours and opposites. Children will enjoy playing 'I spy' over and over again, and discovering new things each time they look.
I Spy With My Little Eye: First Opposites

I Spy With My Little Eye: First Opposites

Jeannette Rowe

$16.95

Lots of animals and objects are hiding inside each fun and colourful picture. Can you spy them with your little eye? Can you name each one? Featuring the much-loved and colourful illustrations of Jeanette Rowe, these large format books are a great way to introduce children to a variety of environments as they learn about colours and opposites. Children will enjoy playing 'I spy' over and over again, and discovering new things each time they look.
Millie-Mae Dresses Up

Millie-Mae Dresses Up

Natalie Marshall

$12.95

Millie-Mae always finds fun in the world around her, whether she is outside enjoying the garden, or trying on dress ups for a birthday party. Millie-Mae is the quintessential preschooler - inquisitive, an explorer and in tune with her natural surroundings. The beautiful artwork from Natalie Marshall uses a bright palette of textures and colour to produce the rich world that is Millie-Mae. Touch and feel elements engage the young reader. Early learning concepts.
Moo

Moo

Roger Priddy

$9.99

Who's that hiding underneath the flap? Lift it up to see who's waiting to say peekaboo! These first animal books for babies and toddlers have ten big flaps to lift, each die cut with a hole which peeps through to an animal pattern so that children can guess which animal the pattern belongs to, then lift the flap to see if they are right. Fun, interactive books to help children discover first farm animals, and develop their matching skills.
My First Animals

My First Animals

$9.99

This is the ideal first book to introduce animals to toddlers - packed with colourful images and clear word-labels to encourage early learning. Help your toddler learn all about animals in My First Animals. From tiny minibeasts and sea creatures to big biters and stripy animals, My First Animals helps your toddler explore the wild world of creatures big and small. Each page introduces a new animal group such as farm animals or baby animals to keep early learning simple and fun. With colourful, bright photographs alongside clear word-labels your little one will know their beasties from their butterflies in no time. Perfect for encouraging children to build vocabulary and language skills My First Animals helps toddlers grasp early concepts. Your little one will love discovering the animal kingdom while holding the chunky pages of this tactile board book. Read it together and help them turn the pages to learn about the animal world.
My First Trucks

My First Trucks

$9.99

This is the ideal first book to introduce toddlers to trucks - packed with colourful images and clear word-labels to encourage early learning. It helps your toddler learn all about trucks in My First Trucks. With colourful, bright photographs alongside clear word-labels your little one will be delighted with all the different types of trucks inside. From big trucks to small trucks, diggers to emergency vehicles, My First Truck keeps early learning simple with different truck themes on each page. Perfect for encouraging children to build vocabulary and language skills, My First Trucks is filled with exciting vehicles that will delight toddlers and develop their knowledge of the world around them. Your little one will love discovering types of trucks and holding the chunky pages of this tactile board book. Read it together and help them turn the pages and learn all about trucks.
My First Words

My First Words

$9.99

This is the ideal first book for toddlers to introduce everyday words - packed with colourful images and clear word-labels to encourage early learning Help your toddler learn their all important first words with My First Words. With colourful, bright photographs alongside clear word-labels your little one will begin to recognise common everyday words. Each page introduces a new area including the kitchen, bedroom, the park and more, highlighting the key words with a bright image. Straightforward and clear My First Words fully engages your toddler to keep early learning simple. Perfect for encouraging children to build vocabulary and language skills My First Words helps toddlers grasp early concepts. Your little one will love discovering words and language while holding the chunky pages of this tactile board book. Read it together and help them turn the pages and learn their first words.
On My Beach

On My Beach

Sara Gillingham ,  Lorena Siminovich

$14.95

Turn the colourful die-cut pages of this irresistible board book to discover just what makes little crab's beach so cozy. Is it the soft sand? Is it the salty seaweed? No, it's his loving family! Bright pictures, a sweet reassuring message, unique layered pages and an adorable finger puppet combine to create interactive reading and playtime fun!
Slide and Seek: There's a Lemur in My Laundry

Slide and Seek: There's a Lemur in My Laundry

Jo Lodge

$9.99

Bold, colourful artwork, quirky animals and a funny, alliterative text combine with an engaging sliding mechanism in this delightful series for toddlers. In There's a Lemur in my laundry! little readers are invited to find out who is hidden around the house. Having found the lemur in the laundry, the seal in the sink, the frog in the fruit, and the lion in the lampshade, they'll discover there's even a bear in the bed!
Slide and Seek: There's a Panda in My Picnic

Slide and Seek: There's a Panda in My Picnic

Jo Lodge

$9.99

Bold, colourful artwork, quirky animals and a funny, alliterative text combine with an engaging sliding mechanism in this delightful series for toddlers. In There's a Panda in my Picnic! a series of weird and wonderful animals rudely interrupt the narrator's lunch. From the cheetah in the cheese to the anteater in the apple, it soon becomes clear that this is a picnic like no other!
Half a Creature from the Sea

Half a Creature from the Sea

David Almond ,  Eleanor Taylor

$19.95

David Almond says of this unique collection, Stories on the page are so beautifully neat. All that lovely black print; those lovely straight lines and paragraphs and pages. But stories are living things, creatures that move and grow in the imaginations of writer and reader. They must be solid and touchable, like the land, and must have fluid half-known depths, like the sea. These stories take place in a real world - but in fiction, real worlds merge with dreamed worlds. Real people walk with ghosts and figments. Earthly truth goes hand-in-hand with watery lies. Stories include: The Missing Link , Joe Quinn's Poltergeist , Harry Miller's Run , Slog's Dad , Klaus Vogel and the Bad Lads , May Malone , Half a Creature from the Sea and When God Came to Cathleen's Garden .
Watched

Watched

CJ Lyons

$13.99

In a world where web cappers can hack any cellphone or computer webcam, no one is safe-including Jesse Jesse seems like a normal sixteen-year-old, but he isn't. He is a victim of King-a ruthless web capper who has been blackmailing Jesse with incriminating screen photos and videos. So far, Jesse's given in to King's demands in order to protect his family. But now King wants something that's too horrible to contemplate-and if he doesn't get it, King will kill Jesse's little sister. Terrified and helpless, the answer to Jesse's prayers arrive in the form of a plain manila envelope. Inside there's a phone number and a note: I can help.
Project Best Friend

Project Best Friend

Chrissie Perry

$14.95

Penelope Kingston wants to be perfect. And most of the time she is good, sensible and calm. But nobody is perfect, and sometimes Penelope is bossy, angry and frustrated. It's like - and this is very weird - there are two Penelopes inside her. She is never quite sure who is going to be stronger on any given day. There's one part of Penelope's life that is definitely not perfect: she doesn't have a best friend. It was absolutely time that Penelope got a best friend of her own. It makes Penelope very anxious whenever they have to get into pairs at school. Everyone knows that being partners with the teacher means you are the odd one out. Penelope hopes that the new girl at school might be the one. But it's not easy finding a best friend, and it's not easy trying to be perfect. Sometimes, the best idea is to forget to try!
Speedy Spy

Speedy Spy

Susannah McFarlane

$7.99

Emma Jacks is Agent EJ10. She goes to Spy School. Sometimes a spy needs to move quickly. But things can happen if you go too fast...
K-Zone: Totally Awesome Jokes

K-Zone: Totally Awesome Jokes

$9.99

What happens to a frog that is illegally parked? He gets toad away! From gross gags that will make you ROFL to the best of the worst Dad jokes, get ready for the most hilarious collection of crack-ups yet! With over 500 totally awesome jokes inside from the coolest K-Zoners around, it's never been easier to keep laughing!
Wonderment: The Lisbeth Zwerger Collection

Wonderment: The Lisbeth Zwerger Collection

Lisbeth Zwerger ,  Peter Sis

$39.99

This marvelous anthology offers a selection of some of the most outstanding literature and illustrations: The Little Hobbin by Theodor Storm; The Nutcracker by ETA Hoffman; The Gift of the Magi by O Henry; Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde; Deliverers of Their Country by Edith Nesbitt; and How the Camel Got His Hump by Rudyard Kipling. Lisbeth Zwerger s edition of The Wizard of Oz was named a New York Times Best Illustrated Children s Book of the Year and the Washington Post Book World called it the loveliest edition imaginable.
Stuff You Should Know!

Stuff You Should Know!

Australian Geographic

$19.95

Stuff you should know! is the fascinating story behind the daily activities we take for granted. What exactly happens when you turn on the tap, send a message on the Internet, or telephone a friend? Have you wondered where garbage goes once you've throw it out? Or where the gas that heats your home comes from? Find the answers to these questions, and many more, as you turn the pages of this book!
Maple

Maple

Lori Nichols ,  Lori Nichols

$19.99

Lori Nichols' enchanting debut features an irresistible, free-spirited, nature-loving little girl who greets the changing seasons and a new sibling with arms wide open. When Maple is tiny, her parents plant a maple tree in her honor. She and her tree grow up together, and even though a tree doesn't always make an ideal playmate, it doesn't mind when Maple is in the mood to be loud - which is often. Then Maple becomes a big sister, and finds that babies have their loud days, too. Fortunately, Maple and her beloved tree know just what the baby needs.
Guess How Much I Love You - Snuggle Book

Guess How Much I Love You - Snuggle Book

Sam McBratney ,  Anita Jeram

$19.95

The Guess How Much I Love You Snuggle Book - there's no better way to go to bed! This deliciously soft bedtime snuggle book has been created from a picture book that is a favourite all over the world. With sales of over 23 million copies, Guess How Much I Love You tells the story of a game Big Nutbrown Hare and Little Nutbrown Hare play as they try to express their love for one another. But as each tries to outdo the other, they discover that love is not an easy thing to measure! The 'snuggle book' version has been pared down to three sentences from the original: 'I love you this much', 'I love you as high as I can hop', and 'I love you right up to the moon and back'. This is a gorgeously soft bedtime companion for baby to snuggle up with. It makes a wonderful present for either baby or mum-to-be. There is no need to say goodbye to the beloved Nutbrown Hares even when it's time to go to sleep!
Zoo

Zoo

Roger Priddy

$9.99

Who's that hiding underneath the flap? Lift it up to see who's waiting to say peekaboo! These first animal books for babies and toddlers have ten big flaps to lift, each die cut with a hole which peeps through to an animal pattern so that children can guess which animal the pattern belongs to, then lift the flap to see if they are right. Fun, interactive books to help children discover zoo animals, and develop their matching skills.
Eat the Sky, Drink the Ocean

Eat the Sky, Drink the Ocean

Kirsty Murray ,  Payal Dhar ,  Anita Roy

$16.99

Be transported into dystopian cities and other-worldly societies. Be amazed and beguiled by a nursery story with a reverse twist, a futuristic take on TV cooking shows, a playscript with tentacles - and more, much more. Plunge in and enjoy! A collection of sci-fi and fantasy writing, including six graphic stories, showcasing twenty stellar writers and artists from India and Australia: Isobelle Carmody, Penni Russon, Justine Larbalestier, Margo Lanagan, Lily Mae Martin, Kuzhali Manickavel, Prabha Mallya, Annie Zaidi, Kate Constable, Vandana Singh, Mandy Ord, Priya Kuriyan, Manjula Padmanabhan, Samhita Arni, Alyssa Brugman, Nicki Greenberg and Amruta Patil.
           
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