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Dreams of Freedom

Dreams of Freedom

Amnesty International

$27.95

'I have walked that long road to freedom. I have tried not to falter...I have taken a moment to rest, but I can only rest for a moment, for with freedom come responsibilities.' Nelson Mandela 

'If you are tired, keep going. If you are scared, keep going. If you are hungry, keep going. If you want to taste freedom, keep going.' Harriet Tubman

This inspirational book, following We Are All Born Free, contains 17 quotations about many different aspects of freedom, from the freedom to have an education, to not being hurt or tortured, or the freedom to have a home and the freedom to be yourself. All the chosen quotations are in simple words that can be understood by young children.

Authors of the quotations include: Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King, Harriet Tubman, Anne Frank, the Dalai Lama, Aung San Suu Kyi and Malala Yousafzai. The book is illustrated by internationally acclaimed and award-winning illustrators, including Alexis Deacon, Chris Riddell, Ros Asquith, Jackie Morris and Shirin Adl from the UK, Barroux from France, Roger Mello from Brazil, Birgitta Sif from Iceland, aboriginal artist Sally Morgan from Australia and Mordicai Gerstein from the USA.  The cover is illustrated by best-selling author/illustrator Oliver Jeffers.
Lest We Forget

Lest We Forget

Kerry Brown ,  Isobel Knowles ,  Benjamin Portas

$24.99

'My granddad says there are two types of days: those you want to remember and those you want to forget.'

A young boy visits his granddad and thinks about the important days in his life: his first day of school, playing soccer with his team, the day his baby sister was born. Yet through the illustrations the reader sees a parallel story of the grandfather's experiences at war: wearing his brand-new soldier's uniform, with his fellow diggers in the field, looking at a photo of the baby he's never met.

With illustrations from two extraordinary new talents, Isobel Knowles and Benjamin Portas, this powerful story from author Kerry Brown will help even young children understand the significance and importance of our national days of remembrance.

Timed for the centenary of the Gallipoli landing, this powerful story about a boy and his grandfather will help even the very young understand the significance of ANZAC Day.
Brown Bear Treasury

Brown Bear Treasury

Eric Carle

$29.99

This very special hardback gift edition includes four bestselling Eric Carle titles: Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See? Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? and Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See? These classic picture books feature favourite animals and themes - colours, actions, sounds and babies - all brought to life in Eric Carle's beautiful and distinctive collage artwork.
The Lost Twin: Scarlet & Ivy #1

The Lost Twin: Scarlet & Ivy #1

Sophie Cleverly

$15.99

A spine-tingling mystery set in a creepily atmospheric boarding school. Ivy must uncover the secrets behind her twin sister Scarlet's disappearance before it's too late.

When troublesome Scarlet mysteriously disappears from Rookwood School, terrifying Miss Fox invites her quiet twin sister Ivy to 'take her place'. Ivy reluctantly agrees in the hopes of finding out what happened to her missing sister. For only at Rookwood will Ivy be able to unlock the secrets of Scarlet's disappearance, through a scattered trail of diary pages carefully hidden all over the school.

Can Ivy solve the mystery before Miss Fox suspects? Or before an even greater danger presents itself?

The first in a mesmerising new series - perfect for fans of Holly Webb and Harry Potter and mysteries that demand to be solved!
Anzac Biscuits

Anzac Biscuits

Phil Cummings ,  Owen Swan

$15.99

Rachel is in the kitchen, warm and safe. Her father is in the trenches, cold and afraid. When Rachel makes biscuits for her father, she adds the love, warmth and hope that he needs. This is a touching story of a family torn apart by war but brought together through the powerful simplicity of Anzac biscuits. Anzac Biscuits delicately entwines the desolation of life on the front line with the tenderness of life on the home front.
Ride, Ricardo, Ride!

Ride, Ricardo, Ride!

Phil Cummings ,  Shane Devries

$24.99

Ricardo loved to ride his bike through the village. He rode under endless skies, quiet and clear. He rode every day... But then the shadows came.
Red: A Crayon's Story

Red: A Crayon's Story

Michael Hall

$24.99

ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- A rather heartwarming picture book about a little crayon wrapped in a red label. He just can't do the things a red crayon should - his teacher tries to get him to draw strawberries, his mother sends him out to play with a yellow crayon to make orange, scissors snip off his label to give him room to breathe. But nothing works - because, as the reader knows, little Red is actually blue! It takes a new friend with a different way of looking at Red to help him believe in himself. A sweetly poignant tale that looks beyond the usual cliches, but nonetheless contains an important message. Lindy

A blue crayon mistakenly labeled as  red  suffers an identity crisis.

Red has a bright red label, but he is, in fact, blue. His teacher tries to help him be red (let's draw strawberries!), his mother tries to help him be red by sending him out on a playdate with a yellow classmate (go draw a nice orange!), and the scissors try to help him be red by snipping his label so that he has room to breathe. But Red is miserable. He just can't be red, no matter how hard he tries!

Finally, a brand-new friend offers a brand-new perspective, and Red discovers what readers have known all along. He's blue!

This funny, heartwarming, colorful picture book about finding the courage to be true to your inner self can be read on multiple levels, and it offers something for everyone!
Eventual Poppy Day

Eventual Poppy Day

Libby Hathorn

$17.99

ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- In 1914, when Maurice is 17, the war that breaks out overseas seems like a grand adventure. His older brothers and many of the other lads in his small country town and district have already enlisted, and despite his parents' objections, as soon as he is able, he also joins up. In 2012, Oliver, who is 17, is having a lot of trouble with his family, school and his girlfriend. His grandmother is starting to get dementia, and his little sister Poppy has been unable to speak since their father left and she contracted meningitis. Oliver wants to do the right thing by everyone, but his frustration and anger get in the way of sensible thinking. When his grandmother leads him to the diary of her older brother who did not return from WWI, Oliver sees parallels in the past with his unknown grand-uncle's life and starts to see other ways through his problems. Based on family diaries, this is well researched and has a lot of heart. Readers 14+ Lindy

Respected YA author Libby Hathorn has drawn on family history and done extensive research to write a fascinating book that profiles two young protagonists, both seventeen years of age, who are related: Maurice, who went to Gallipoli and the Western Front and his great-great nephew, Oliver, who is trying to deal with difficult family circumstances but whose discovery of Maurice's WW1 diary changes the way he sees the world. The balance of the historical and contemporary points of view makes this title perfect for use in the classroom, but also appealing to the YA reader.

Painstakingly researched and extremely well written, this is a novel that moves deftly and easily from one time period to another and yet still allows the novel to retain an overall sense of cohesion. 
Havoc

Havoc

Jane Higgins

$19.99

From the author of the Text Prize-winning The Bridge. The ceasefire is barely holding. Southside waits, with a kind of hope that feels like defeat. Then Cityside blows up the bridge. And amid the chaos and rubble Nik and Lanya are drawn into a complex web of power, fear and betrayal. Who is the girl found crying out from the bombed bridge? What is her connection to the secret experiments taking place at Pitkerrin Marsh? And why does she cry 'havoc'? But before Nik can find out he must find his father, and face the hardest decision of his life.
Nightbird

Nightbird

Alice Hoffman

$16.99

Alice Hoffman can write about love like no-one else Jodi Picoult Twig lives in a remote area of town with her mysterious brother and her mother, baker of irresistible apple pies. A new girl in town might just be Twig's first true friend, and ally in vanquishing an ancient family curse. A spellbinding tale of modern folklore set in the Berkshires, where rumours of a winged beast draw in as much tourism as the town's famed apple orchards.
Do You Love Dogs?

Do You Love Dogs?

Clair Hume

$16.99

ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- This is a lovely book for any child (and probably many an adult!) who likes dogs. Full of colourful photographs and remarkable facts, this delightful book explains what a dog is, why it does what it does, the best ways to look after your dog. It also tells stories about famous dogs and helps the reader understand more about our faithful canine companions. The author is Australian, and part of the royalties go to a pet rescue charity. Lindy

Do dogs dream? Does tail-wagging always show that a dog is happy? Is a pug really related to a wolf? Can a dog be trained to ride a horse? For thousands of years, dogs have been our best friends. They've kept us company, entertained us and even saved our lives. In this fun and fascinating book, Clair Hume (with the help of her dog, Dave) explores all sorts of remarkable facts and stories about dogs. Do You Love Dogs? will help you understand more about the wonderful world of our canine companions. You'll probably end up looking at them in a completely different way!
Sweet Damage

Sweet Damage

Rebecca James

$17.99

I still dream about Anna London's house. In my dreams it's as if the house itself has sinister intentions. But in real life it wasn't the house that was responsible for what happened. It was the people who did the damage... When Tim Ellison finds a cheap room to rent in the perfect location in Sydney it looks like a huge stroke of luck. In fact the room comes with a condition, and the owner of the house, the mysterious Anna London, is unfriendly and withdrawn. When strange and terrifying things start happening in the house at night, Tim wonders if taking the room was a mistake. But then his feelings for Anna start to change, and when her past comes back with a vengeance, Tim is caught right in the middle of it.
Mine!

Mine!

Jerome Keane ,  Susana De Dios

$14.99

Sometimes it's hard to share, but Fox and Horse show the funny side! Fox and Horse were BORED. B.O.R.E.D. There was nothing to do as nothing had happened for a Very Long Time. But then something DID happen. A thing arrived... It's MINE! said Horse. It's MINE! said Fox. One 'thing' between two characters? How is that going to work? Follow Horse and Fox as they eventually learn that playing together is best. Heaps of humour makes this important life lesson easy to learn - with witty text and terrifically funny art.
Marilyn's Monster

Marilyn's Monster

Michelle Knudsen ,  Matt Phelan

$24.95

A lot of Marilyn's friends have monsters. It's the latest thing. Each one is just right for its boy or girl. Marilyn really wants a monster, too, but despite her efforts to be the kind of girl no monster could resist, hers just doesn't come. What could be taking it so long? Everyone knows you just have to wait for your monster - but the spunky and determined Marilyn thinks there may just be other ways that things can work. Matt Phelan's expressive artwork brings Michelle Knudsen's appealing cast of children and monsters to life, creating a sweet, warm tale of friendship perfect for sharing.
Atlas of Adventures: A Collection of Natural Wonders, Exciting Experiences and Fun Festivities from the Four Corners of the Globe

Atlas of Adventures: A Collection of Natural Wonders, Exciting Experiences and Fun Festivities from the Four Corners of the Globe

Lucy Letherland

$35.00

Set your spirit of adventure free with this lavishly illustrated trip around the world. Explore seven continent maps, packed with hundred of activities and challenges to inspire armchair travellers of any age. Whether you're visiting the penguins of Antarctica, joining the Carnival in Brazil or a canoe safari down the Zambezi River, this book brings together epic adventures from the remotest corners of the globe and discoveries to made on your own doorstep. Follow one boy and one girl as they travel to over 30 destinations and discover hundreds of things to spot and facts to learn on every page.
Nightingale's Nest

Nightingale's Nest

Nikki Loftin

$12.99

Twelve-year-old Little John is clearing brush for Mr. King, the wealthy owner of a chain of local dollar stores, when he finds a young girl perched in the branches of a tall sycamore tree. The girl, Gayle, is being fostered by a spiteful family, and she and Little John quickly become friends. But then Mr. King offers Little John an impossible choice, and either outcome puts Gayle's or Little John's family's future in jeopardy. Inspired by a Hans Christian Andersen story, Nightingale's Nest is an unforgettable novel about a boy with the weight of the world on his shoulders and a girl with the gift of healing in her voice.
Adventures in Famous Places: Packed Full of Activities and Over 250 Stickers

Adventures in Famous Places: Packed Full of Activities and Over 250 Stickers

Lonely Planet Kids

$12.99

This new sticker activity series for kids aged 3 and up shows kids the incredible sights and diverse environments of planet earth. Keep little hands busy on long journeys with these bumper books of stickers that mix amazing facts about some of the world's famous places with great illustrations, plus a small dose of humour. Each book also includes a collectible fold-out surprise, an extra gift to make and proudly display.
Adventures in Noisy Places: Packed Full of Activities and Over 250 Stickers

Adventures in Noisy Places: Packed Full of Activities and Over 250 Stickers

Lonely Planet Kids

$12.99

This new sticker activity series for kids aged 3 and up shows kids the incredible sights and diverse environments of planet earth. Keep little hands busy on long journeys with these bumper books of stickers that mix amazing facts about some of the world's noisy places with great photos and illustrations, plus a small dose of humour. Each book also includes a collectible fold-out surprise, an extra gift to make and proudly display.
Adventures in Smelly Places: Packed Full of Activities and Over 250 Stickers

Adventures in Smelly Places: Packed Full of Activities and Over 250 Stickers

Lonely Planet

$12.99

This new sticker activity series for kids aged 3 and up shows kids the incredible sights and diverse environments of planet earth. Keep little hands busy on long journeys with these bumper books of stickers that mix amazing facts about some of the world's smelly places with great photos and illustrations, plus a small dose of humour. Each book also includes a collectible fold-out surprise, an extra gift to make and proudly display.
Every Move: Every #3

Every Move: Every #3

Ellie Marney

$18.99

Rachel Watts is suffering from recurring nightmares about her near-death experience in London. She just wants to forget the whole ordeal, but her boyfriend, James Mycroft, is obsessed with piecing the puzzle together and anticipating the next move of the mysterious Mr Wild - his own personal Moriarty. So when Rachel's brother, Mike, suggests a trip back to their old home in Five Mile, Rachel can't wait to get away. Unfortunately it's not the quiet weekend she was hoping for with the unexpected company of Mike's old school buddy, the wildly unreliable Harris Derwent. Things get worse for Rachel when Harris returns to Melbourne with them - but could Harris be the only person who can help her move forward? Then a series of murders suggests that Mr Wild is still hot on their tails and that Mycroft has something Wild wants - something Wild is prepared to kill for. Can Watts and Mycroft stay one step ahead of the smartest of all criminal masterminds? The stage is set for a showdown of legendary proportions...
Zafir: Through My Eyes

Zafir: Through My Eyes

Prue Mason ,  Lyn White

$15.99

Zafir has a comfortable life in Homs, Syria, until his father, a doctor, is arrested for helping a protester who was campaigning for revolution. While his mother heads to Damascus to try to find out where his father is being held, Zafir stays with his grandmother - until her house is bombed. With his father in prison, his mother absent, his grandmother ill and not a friend left in the city, Zafir must stay with his Uncle Ghazi. But that too becomes dangerous as the city becomes more and more besieged. Will Zafir survive long enough to be reunited with his parents?
This is Captain Cook

This is Captain Cook

Tania McCartney ,  Christina Booth

$24.99

ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- This is a truly delightful picture book! It tells the story of James Cook, but in a highly original way - via a school play! We see the children of Miss Batts' class (and the class pet chook) present Cook's life as a mariner, father and adventurer, with all the little asides that anyone who has sat through an amateur production can relate to, but we also see the front rows of the auditorium and the little dramas that are playing out there. Charmingly illustrated, it also makes use of the National Library's collection of Cook memorabilia and gives links to the NLA's website. Lindy

Captain James Cook loved to sail. He loved making maps (he was very good at it, too) and he particularly loved shiny buttons. In this charming picture book, little ones can celebrate the life of a great mariner and true adventurer.  Join Miss Batts and her class as they tell the story of Captain Cook with a humorous and whimsical school play that's sure to engage the very young. We see the class act out the story of Cook: as a boy watching ships on the horizon, sailing to Canada, then to Tahiti and on to New South Wales and New Zealand (spot the escaping chicken in each of the scenes!). Kids will discover that Captain Cook was the first European to cross the Antarctic Circle and they'll also learn that on his final journey, he never came home again.  Parents, carers and teachers will smile at the familiar set-up of the chaotic school play and the inventive props, and enjoy eavesdropping on the audience as they interact with the performance. At the back of the book, walk through 'Cook's Gallery' and see real life paintings of Cook, his ship and his travels. Age range 3+ 
The Octopuppy

The Octopuppy

Martin McKenna

$15.99

Can the OCTOPUPPY be the perfect pet? Edgar wanted a dog. Instead, he got an octopus named Jarvis. Jarvis is brilliant and does his best to act like the dog Edgar wants, but nothing he does is good enough to please Edgar. Ultimately, Edgar recognizes that while Jarvis might not be the dog he wanted, he is special in his own endearing way. Young readers will love the funny, imaginative illustrations that are paired with a relatable lesson of appreciating the greatness of what we have in front of us.
Vanishing Girls

Vanishing Girls

Lauren Oliver

$19.99

Dara and Nicola used to be inseparable, but that was before - before Dara kissed Parker, before Nicola lost him as her best friend, before the accident that left Dara's beautiful face scarred. Now the two sisters, who used to be so close, aren't speaking. In an instant, Nick lost everything and is determined to use the summer to get it all back. But Dara has other plans. When she vanishes on her birthday, Nicola thinks Dara is just playing around. But another girl has vanished, too - nine-year-old Elizabeth Snow - and as Nicola pursues her sister, she becomes increasingly convinced that the two disappearances may be linked.
As White as Snow

As White as Snow

Salla Simukka

$16.95

Three and a half months have passed since Lumikki Andersson was left for dead in a snowdrift - a bullet wound in her thigh and frostbite creeping into her skin. But the scorchingly hot streets of Prague in summer provide a welcome contrast to that terrifying time, and now Lumikki just wants to move on and forget the events of the past year, forget about the Polar Bear's crime ring, and escape her parent's oppressive concern. But Lumikki's peaceful solitude is about to be shattered. She is approached on the street by a nervous young woman, who, unbelievably, thinks she might be Lumikki's long-lost sister. Lumikki is unconvinced. Although Zelenka's story seems to ring horrifyingly true there's something weird about her - something jumpy, and suspicious. Turns out Lumikki is right to be wary, as Zelenka is part of a dangerous religious cult who believe they are descendants of Christ and that Lumikki is one of them, and must be 'martyred' alongside them. On the run for her life again, Lumikki must once more draw on her all her powers of resolve and strength if she is to survive.
My Gallipoli

My Gallipoli

Ruth Starke ,  Robert Hannaford

$29.99

My Gallipoli looks at the history of Gallipoli from the months immediately before the landing at Anzac Cove in April 1915 through to the Allied retreat and the aftermath of the first World War, and beyond to the present day pilgrimages and commemoration ceremonies at the site of this historic campaign.

Stories of courage, valour, despair and loss are told through the eyes of many different participants, including the young Turkish shepherd recruited to fight for his country and the British seaman who towed the first boats onto the shores of Anzac Cove in the dawn of 25 April, to the Ghurkas, Afghans and Sikhs who fought in the British Indian Army and the soldiers of the Auckland and the Wellington Battalions who took part in the decisive battle of Chunuk Bair. Direct accounts from real participants such as the Australian war correspondent C.E.W.  Bean, Turkish commander Mustafa Kemal, Anzac war scout Harry Freame and sniper Billy Sing, mingle with factually based descriptions from a host of characters including the exhausted nurse aboard HMS Gascon on the night of 25 April, the devastated mother seeing her wounded son for the first time after the war, and the old Turkish man visiting his brother's grave at Gallipoli 70 years after his death.

The rich panoply of voices in Ruth Starke's text offers upper primary and lower secondary students a broad understanding of the Anzac Campaign and the current views of those engaged in the war as well as those at home. Its wide sweep will provide many entry points for discussion and reflection. The strong, visceral artwork of renowned fine artist Robert Hannaford captures the landscape of Gallipoli and the characters and mood of each account with the arresting intensity of a would-be war artist. Like Ruth's text his work will provide art students with a great deal to study and examine.
The Age of Miracles

The Age of Miracles

Karen Thompson Walker

$15.99

'Maybe everything that had happened to me and my family had nothing at all to do with the slowing. It's possible, I guess. But I doubt it. I doubt it very much.'

One Saturday morning the world wakes to discover that the rotation of the earth has begun to slow. As birds fall from the sky and days grow longer, people start to flee - but there is nowhere on earth to escape to. Julia is already coping with the disasters of everyday life. And then there's Seth: tall and quiet and always on his own; the skateboarding boy who knows all about disaster. 

As the world faces a catastrophe, Julia and Seth are facing their very own unknown.
This is Not a Maths Book: A Graphic Activity Book

This is Not a Maths Book: A Graphic Activity Book

Anna Weltman

$22.00

Discover how maths can be artistic and art can be mathematical with this awesome activity book, full of fun drawing challenges with a mathematical basis. Amazing patterns with a mathematical essence will be revealed as you follow the simple activity instructions. You can learn incredible maths facts as you draw the beautiful designs. From simple geometric patterns to fascinating fractal art, to awesome anamorphic art, and cool celtic knots, discover the beauty in maths, and the maths in beauty. Left-brain and right-brain come together to create fantastic maths art!
The Thickety: A Path Begins

The Thickety: A Path Begins

J A White ,  Andrea Offermann

$14.99

The Thickety: A Path Begins is a spellbinding tale about a girl, the Thickety, and the power of magic. Fans of Neil Gaiman will love this thrilling new world.

When Kara Westfall was five years old, her mother was convicted of the worst of all crimes: witchcraft. Years later, Kara and her little brother, Taff, are still shunned by the people of their village, who believe that nothing is more evil than magic... except, perhaps, the mysterious forest that covers nearly the entire island. It has many names, this place. Sometimes it is called the Dark Wood, or Sordyr's Realm. But mostly it's called the Thickety.

The villagers live in fear of the Thickety and the terrible creatures that live there. But when an unusual bird lures Kara into the forbidden forest, she discovers a strange book with unspeakable powers. A book that might have belonged to her mother.

And that is just the beginning of the story.
The Last ANZAC

The Last ANZAC

Gordon Winch ,  Harriet Bailey

$24.99

To James, Alec Campbell was a hero. He was right. The old man, the last living ANZAC, and all of the Australian and New Zealand soldiers who fought at Gallipoli, were heroes - everyone's heroes.

Alec, who died in May 2002 at the age of 103, enlisted in 1915 when he was just 16. He had put his age up to 18 in order to be accepted by the army and agreed to fight at the front, wherever he was needed. Heroic indeed!

James was very fortunate to meet Alec Campbell and find out about his experiences. He gives us a special view of this humble and remarkable man, the year before he died. Based on the true story of a small boys visit to meet Alec Campbell in the year 2001.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Lewis Carroll ,  Anthony Browne

$27.95

The story of Alice and her remarkable adventures in Wonderland has enthralled generations of children since it was first published in 1865. Lewis Carroll's timeless masterpiece, now 150 years old, is richly visual in its telling and in this beautiful anniversary edition, Anthony Browne's dazzling illustrations are perfectly paired with the surreal quality of Carroll's writing.
The Tale of Peter Rabbit

The Tale of Peter Rabbit

Beatrix Potter

$14.99

Two publishing greats collide in this commemorative Penguin edition of The Tale of Peter Rabbit. This special edition of Beatrix Potter's classic children's book, The Tale of Peter Rabbit, celebrates 80 years of Penguin Books, the most iconic publisher of all time. Featuring the distinctive triband cover, in Peter Rabbit blue, this is a book to be treasured by book lovers of all ages. This is the latest iconic Peter Rabbit cover, following the success of the Cool Britannia, Pop Art Peter, Royal and Shakespeare editions.
The Case of the Exploding Brains

The Case of the Exploding Brains

Rachel Hamilton

$9.99

Science, silliness and super-villains make this a perfect read for fans of David Walliams, Simon Mayo and Liz Pichon Noelle Know-All Hawkins has another case on her hands.Her famous scientist dad - Professor Brian Big Brain Hawkins - is in prison as a result of his portaloo mishaps. A trip to the Science Museum results in an international mystery involving the moon, some mindreading, and an awful lot of grumpy people. But how are they all connected? Noelle, Holly and Porter are on the case. Will they piece together the crazy clues in time to save the planet? And why is Dad walking round prison with a blanket on his head? Rachel Hamilton does it again in this laugh-out-loud detective story for both boys and girls.
The Dreamsnatcher

The Dreamsnatcher

Abi Elphinstone

$14.99

Twelve-year-old Molly Pecksniff wakes one night in the middle of the forest, lured there by a recurring nightmare - the one with the drums and the rattles and the masks. The Dreamsnatcher is waiting. He has already taken her dreams and now he wants her life. Because Moll is more important than she knows...The Oracle Bones foretold that she and Gryff, a wildcat that has always been by her side, are the only ones who can fight back against the Dreamsnatcher's dark magic. Suddenly everything is at stake, and Moll is drawn into a world full of secrets, magic and adventure. Perfect for fans of J.K. Rowling, Michelle Harrison and Eva Ibbotson. You can watch the magical trailer for Abi's book on her website: www.abielphinstone.com
Johnny Danger, DIY Spy

Johnny Danger, DIY Spy

Peter Millett

$14.99

A hilarious, action-packed tale featuring a pair of evil number twos, a madman, exploding bogey bombs, discount ninjas and a man-eating piranha called Bob. Johnny Danger has always dreamed of being a spy. He's even created a fake web page posing as secret agent Johnny Danger - complete with crazy gadgets and awesome assignments. M16 are on the lookout for a new recruit, and they think Johnny is the real deal. So begin the adventures of Johnny danger DIY Spy - and his hothead sidekick Penelope Pounds - as he finds himself on a mission to save the world, capture a villain, and stay one step ahead of everyone. Because if people find out Johnny danger is just a school boy pretending to be a spy, it could mean the end of his dreams. And the end of Johnny ...
My Life and Other Massive Mistakes

My Life and Other Massive Mistakes

Tristan Bancks ,  Gus Gordon

$15.99

Have you ever helped your pop escape from a nursing home? Does your teacher have a problem with his bowels? Is your sister an evil genius and criminal mastermind? Have you ever mined your teeth for cash? Do you want to know where all the lost socks go? Is there a girl or boy at school who's in love with you and wants to kiss you? And do you know anyone with the worst case of nits in world history? I do. I'm Tom Weekly and this is the third book in my life story. Welcome to my weird, funny, sometimes kinda gross adventures.
Man in the Shadows: The Phoenix Files #1

Man in the Shadows: The Phoenix Files #1

Chris Morphew

$19.95

The first two books of The Phoenix Files series, Arrival and Contact, come together. Luke is doing it tough. His parents have just split up, and his mum has dragged him off to a brand-new town in the middle of nowhere: Phoenix. There's something strange about Phoenix though. No cars, no phones and no internet. The only normal part is Peter and his other new friends. Things get even weirder when they discover that someone is plotting to wipe out the human race. Why are the all-powerful Shackleton Co-operative after them? Why is Phoenix suddenly the safest place on earth? The clock is ticking.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: Panorama Pops

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: Panorama Pops

Lewis Carroll ,  Grahame Baker-Smith

$12.95

Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is brought to life with this exquisite three-dimensional cut-paper gift edition. Presented in a charming slipcase, the book unfolds to reveal ten of the most famous moments in this classic story, from Alice falling down the rabbit-hole to the Mad-Hatter's tea party. The beautiful illustrations by Grahame Baker-Smith (winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal), art directed by Godfrey Design, were commissioned by Royal Mail for a set of special commemorative stamps to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the publication of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
Frida and Bear

Frida and Bear

Anthony Browne ,  Hanne Bartholin

$24.95

Frida and Bear both LOVE to draw - but what? First, Frida draws a shape. Bear adds to it and turns it into a picture. Then Bear draws a shape for Frida as the game begins again. Anthony Browne and Hanne Bartholin celebrate the power of imagination and the importance of creativity in this delightful picture book that invites the reader to join in and play the shape game with them.
A Swim in the Sea

A Swim in the Sea

Sue Whiting ,  Meredith Thomas

$16.95

Will Bruno and his family have a perfect day at the beach? Bruno was too excited for his jam toast. Today was his Big Day. Today, Bruno wasgoing for a swim. A swim in the sea - the big blue sea. But will he be brave enough?
A Walk in Paris

A Walk in Paris

Salvatore Rubbino ,  Salvatore Rubbino

$17.95

Paris - the most beautiful city in the world! The most romantic! It's the perfect place for a girl and her grandad to spend the day. Join them as they explore Paris's iconic landmarks and experience its culture and style first-hand: visit a traditional street market, climb to the top of Notre-Dame, wander through the Tuileries Gardens and gaze up at the Eiffel Tower. Salvatore Rubbino's friendly text and fresh, lively illustrations beautifully capture the delight of a young visitor experiencing the wonders of Paris - the City of Lights!
Rhymoceros

Rhymoceros

Janik Coat

$17.99

In Janik Coat's much-anticipated follow-up to Hippopposites, a blue rhinoceros unabashedly demonstrates sixteen pairs of rhyming words. His ability to appear stinky and inky, or caring and daring, oftentimes lands him in compromising contexts. Fortunately, he doesn't seem to mind. Surprising novelty features such as gold foil stamping and flocking enhance this unique, gifty, high-design concept book.
Conspiracy Girl

Conspiracy Girl

Sarah Alderson

$16.99

Everybody knows about the Cooper Killings. There was only one survivor - fifteen year-old Nic Preston. Now eighteen, Nic is trying hard to rebuild her life. But then one night her high-security apartment is broken into. It seems the killers are back to finish the job. Finn Carter - hacker, rule breaker, player - is the last person Nic ever wants to see again. He's the reason her mother's murderers walked free. But as the people hunting her close in, Nic has to accept that her best chance of staying alive is by staying close to Finn. And the closer they get to the truth, and to each other, the greater the danger becomes.
It's the End of the World as We Know it

It's the End of the World as We Know it

Saci Lloyd

$15.99

Welcome to a world controlled by a megalomaniac Lolcat. A world where data pirates, zombies and infobots on surfboards roam free. A world at war over cheese ...When teenager Mikey Malone gets sucked through a wormhole into this parallel world, he discovers a power-crazed corporation is planning to use Earth as a dumping ground for an uncontrollable poisonous algae. It's a race against time for Mikey and his rebel friends to stop the ruthless tyrants from getting their way. A laugh-out-loud-funny new sci-fi series from Costa-shortlisted author Saci Lloyd, perfect for devotees of Terry Pratchett and Douglas Adams.
Juvie

Juvie

Steve Watkins

$16.95

Heart-wrenching and real, Juvie offers an unflinching and poignant view of life in juvenile detention, and will appeal to fans of TV shows like Orange Is the New Black. Sadie Windas has always been the responsible one - she's the star player on her basketball team, she gets good grades, she dates a cute soccer player and she tries to help out at home. Not like her older sister, Carla, who leaves her three-year-old daughter, Lulu, with Aunt Sadie while she parties and gets high. But when both sisters are caught up in a drug deal - wrong place, wrong time - it falls to Sadie to confess to a crime she didn't commit to keep Carla out of jail and Lulu out of foster care. Sadie is supposed to get off with a slap on the wrist, but somehow, impossibly, gets sentenced to six months in juvie. As life as Sadie knew it disappears beyond the stark bars of her cell, her anger - at her ex-boyfriend, at Carla and at herself - fills the empty space left behind. Can Sadie forgive Carla for getting her mixed up in this mess? Can Carla straighten herself out to make a better life for Lulu and for all of them? Can Sadie survive her time in juvie with her spirit intact?
Mind Games

Mind Games

Teri Terry

$16.99

Fans of the award-winning Slated trilogy won't want to miss this gripping new psychological thriller from Teri Terry! In a future world, life is tightly controlled by the all-powerful PareCo. Standing out from the crowd is dangerous so misfit Luna hides her secrets carefully, not realising her own power. Unlike her friends and family, Luna has never been able to plug into Realtime, PareCo's virtual world, where almost everyone now lives their lives. So how do PareCo know about Luna, and why do they want her for their elite think tank? The truth is hidden in a web of shining silver secrets, and the corrupt authorities would do anything to keep it that way. Can Luna find a way to use her own hidden powers and bring the truth to light before it's too late?
Brain Twisters: The Science of Thinking & Feeling

Brain Twisters: The Science of Thinking & Feeling

Clive Gifford ,  Anil Seth

$24.99

Trick your senses and baffle your brain with this crazy book of mind tricks and neuroscience information. You can find out how magicians make use of inattentional blindness when doing magic tricks, and why you miss details that are hidden in plain sight. You can discover why your memory isn't as good as you think, and how it is possible to remember things that never actually happened. This astonishing science book presents a wide range of brain games and mind tricks, and explains how these reveal the working processes of the brain. It will engage and entertain, and leave you wondering: do you really know your own mind?
Bun Bun and Milby Go Walkabout

Bun Bun and Milby Go Walkabout

Uncle Joe Kirk ,  Sandi Harrold

$15.99

Bun Bun and his little sister Milby are very excited. Tonight is the night of the big Gathering. The children love spending the night around the huge campfire. Bun Bun hears a mob of kangaroos hopping past. Together, he and Milby follow the kangaroos under the bright moonlight, deeper and deeper into the thick bush...far away from their family.
My Lost Mob

My Lost Mob

Venetia Tyson

$12.95

Age range 3 - 8 Young children will be captivated by the bright colours and Australian animals which bring to life this entertaining tale of a young emu who has lost his mob and sets out to find it. He asks the animals he encounters along the way if they 'have seen his mob?' The kangaroo, lizard, owl, cassowary and others provide directions in their own, often confusing, way, until finally the youngster catches up with his mob. In iconic Australian style, My Lost Mob combines highly textured and bold illustrations of Australian animals and varied landscapes in a simple, classical format that will appeal to younger readers and all that are young at heart. A gem of a book that will charm its way onto bookshelves.
Where is Galah?

Where is Galah?

Sally Morgan

$24.95

Dingo is on the prowl.  He can see Emu, Swan and Turtle.  He can hear Crocodile, Frog and Kookaburra.  But where is Galah?
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Lewis Carroll ,  Helen Oxenbury

$17.95

For a century and a half Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll's classic story of logic and lunacy, has delighted young and old alike. Gorgeously illustrated, this award-winning rendition is full of warmth and humour. The whole approach is contemporary and accessible: Alice herself is a child of today - casually dressed, personable, spirited. In Helen Oxenbury's hands, the topsy-turvy world of Wonderland is a wondrous place indeed!
Black Beauty

Black Beauty

Anna Sewell

$12.99

The handsome horse Black Beauty begins his life in a happy home, until a change of circumstances leads him to learn about a crueller side of life. Black Beauty is the ultimate classic novel for horse fans of all ages.
Completely Clementine

Completely Clementine

Sara Pennypacker ,  Marla Frazee

$26.05  $22.90

Summer is coming, and Clementine is not ready. She is not ready to start speaking to her father again, because she's still mad at him for eating meat. Instead, she has to express her sadness by giving him drawings of animals she knows would not want to be somebody's dinner. Then there is the new baby on the way. Clementine's mom sure doesn't seem ready. She's suddenly crazy about cleaning (Dad says she is  nesting ), but she doesn't even have a name picked out yet. Clementine just hopes the baby won't be a dud. What Clementine  really  isn't ready for is saying good-bye to her third grade teacher. She knows Mr. D'Matz is going to tell her all kinds of things that aren't true. Everything else may be changing around her, but that doesn't mean that Clementine has. But which is worse, saying good-bye, or  not  saying good-bye?
Cupcakes and Contests

Cupcakes and Contests

Linda Chapman ,  Kate Hindley

$12.99

Eleven-year-old Hannah Hallett has loved baking all her life and is endlessly coming up with amazing new ideas. Her mum's just the same - and now she's moved the whole family to the countryside so she can pursue her dream of opening her own bakery! Hannah's favourite TV programme - JUNIOR BRILLIANT BAKER - is open for auditions! Hannah knows that she'd be the perfect contestant, and she can't wait to apply with best friend Mia. But what will the girls do when only one of them gets through to the show? Will the reality of TV stardom be too much to handle? And which is more important, baking or family?
Hit for Six: Kaboom Kid #4

Hit for Six: Kaboom Kid #4

David Warner ,  J.S. Black ,  Jules Faber

$14.99

Davey Warner bets school bully Mo Clouter that he can hit six sixes in the Sandhills Sluggers' upcoming battle against their club rivals. But after a disastrous school excursion to the local lawn bowls club, Davey is in trouble again, then forgets to hand in his assignment. His Year Six teacher, Mr Mudge, bans Davey from playing cricket until it's done. Can Davey get his assignment done, hit six sixes in the match and help the Sluggers seize top spot on the ladder?
Hanna: My Holocaust Story

Hanna: My Holocaust Story

Goldie Alexander

$16.99

Hanna Kaminsky loves gymnastics, her best friend Eva, Elza's chicken soup with dumplings and reading. But in September 1939 the happy life that Hanna has always known disappears. The Nazis have invaded Poland and are herding all Jews into ghettos in the cities. Hanna's family are forced into hiding in the countryside. For a while it seems they are safe. But hiding from the Germans means trusting others. Rounded up by the SS, Hanna and her family are sent to the Warsaw Ghetto where they must use whatever skills they have to survive.
Nathalia Buttface and the Most Epically Embarrassing Trip Ever

Nathalia Buttface and the Most Epically Embarrassing Trip Ever

Nigel Smith

$14.99

Laugh-out-loud funny for girls in this hilarious new series from TV and radio comedy writing talent Nigel Smith. The Most Embarrassing Dad in the world is back and embarrassing Nat even more than ever! This time they're on holiday in France but everything is far from 'bonne'!
The Volume of Possible Endings: A Tale of Fontania

The Volume of Possible Endings: A Tale of Fontania

Barbara Else

$32.00  $28.80

Dorrity is the only child in magic-free Owl Town. When she finds an enchanted book with dire predictions, she must face her enemies. And who is the strange boy who has appeared in the Beastly Dark?
Children's Book of Mythical Beasts and Magical Monsters

Children's Book of Mythical Beasts and Magical Monsters

$19.99

This title helps you discover the infamous beasts and magical monsters that dwell in mythology. The Children's Book of Mythical Beasts and Magical Monsters reveals a world of mythology and magic. Discover the fantastical tales and amazing worlds that these beasts and monsters inhabit, from Grendel's attack on Beowulf to Aztec legends and the fall of Atlantis. Classic myths and lesser-known legends are retold through eye-catching images, character exploration and family trees, while also exploring their origins, hidden meanings and similarities. With epic tales of brave heroes and evil deeds the Children's Book of Mythical Beasts and Magical Monsters unravels the mythical world.
A Child's First Bible

A Child's First Bible

Kenneth N. Taylor ,  Nadine Wickenden

$24.99

Perfect for taking to church or using at home, young children will love this beautifully illustrated first Bible. A Child's First Bible is a collection of 125 of the most familiar Bible passages, from both the Old and New Testaments. Beginning with the story of Creation and ending with Revelation, the text is retold in simple words by well-known author and translator Kenneth N. Taylor. With its charming illustrations and clear, inspiring text, A Child's First Bible is a must for every child's bookshelf.
The Easter Story

The Easter Story

Juliet David ,  Elina Ellis

$9.99

A beautiful retelling of the first Easter taken from 99 Stories from the Bible (nominated for Best Children's Book of the Year 2014 at CRT). Ideal for sharing with young readers, at home, school, or Sunday school as you remember the events of the Jesus' death and resurrection each year.
Richard Hammond's Mysteries of the World: Ancient Treasures

Richard Hammond's Mysteries of the World: Ancient Treasures

Richard Hammond

$14.99

Richard Hammond - TV presenter and self-confessed mystery addict - is on a quest to uncover the truth behind the rumours and whispers around some of the world's strangest ancient mysteries. Don't miss this instalment in the incredible series by Britain's best-loved TV personality. You can explore the world's greatest mysteries - all from the comfort of your armchair!
Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out

Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out

Susan Kuklin

$16.95

A 2015 Stonewall Honor Book A groundbreaking work of LGBT literature takes an honest look at the life, love, and struggles of transgender teens. Author and photographer Susan Kuklin met and interviewed six transgender or gender-neutral young adults and used her considerable skills to represent them thoughtfully and respectfully before, during, and after their personal acknowledgment of gender preference. Portraits, family photographs, and candid images grace the pages, augmenting the emotional and physical journey each youth has taken. Each honest discussion and disclosure, whether joyful or heartbreaking, is completely different from the other because of family dynamics, living situations, gender, and the transition these teens make in recognition of their true selves. From the Hardcover edition.
Children's Book of Philosophy

Children's Book of Philosophy

$29.99

This book lets you delve into the minds of the world's most famous philosophers and discover the answers to the world's big questions - the perfect introduction to philosophy for younger readers. From Socrates and Aristotle to Kant and Confucius, meet the thinkers and theories which shaped our world. Find answers to life's big questions such as 'Who am I?' or 'Should I ever tell a lie?' and what philosophy is. How do you know whether you're awake or dreaming? Is the world real? Why do we need rules? Complex topics are explored in The Children's Book of Philosophy, inspiring you to think about the philosophical theories and concepts for yourself with both conflicting and complimentary viewpoints to encourage you to be part of the next generation of thinkers. Meet the key philosophers throughout history and across the world that changed the way we live today.
Richard Hammond's Mysteries of the World: Creepy Creatures

Richard Hammond's Mysteries of the World: Creepy Creatures

Richard Hammond

$14.99

Richard Hammond - TV presenter and self-confessed mystery addict - is on a quest to uncover the truth behind the rumours and whispers around some of the world's strangest - and creepiest - creatures. Is the Loch Ness Monster real? Are you in danger of running into a yeti? And do werewolves and vampires exist outside teenage romance? Don't miss this instalment in the incredible series by Britain's best-loved TV personality. Explore the world's greatest mysteries - all from the comfort of your armchair!
Shakespeare

Shakespeare

$14.99

A spectacular and engaging non-fiction Eyewitness guide to one of history's most iconic writers, William Shakespeare. Did you know special effects were used in Shakespeare's plays? That devils and ghosts came up through trapdoors in the stage? Find out how in Eyewitness Shakespeare and discover the fascinating life and times of one of the world's greatest playwrights. Travel back in time and follow Shakespeare from his birth in the small town of Stratford-upon-Avon to theatre life in 16th century London. Eyewitness reference books are now more interactive and colourful, with new infographics, statistics, facts and timelines, plus a giant pull-out wall chart, you'll be an expert on Shakespeare in no time. Great for projects or just for fun, learn everything you need to know about Shakespeare.
Hamlet

Hamlet

Tom Morgan-Jones ,  Anna Claybourne

$21.99

Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him, Horatio. A murdered king, his haunted son, a wicked stepfather and a doomed romance...Discover the sad tale at the heart of Hamlet, one of Shakespeare's most famous tragedies. The age-appropriate text in Short, Sharp Shakespeare Stories: Hamlet introduces readers to the play by re-telling the story in modern English. It's an ideal introduction to Shakespeare for young readers of 9 and above, and perfect for fans of the Tony Ross and Andrew Matthews series Shakespeare Stories. The book also contains notes about the background to Hamlet, its major themes, language, the Globe theatre, and Shakespeare's life during the time he was writing the play, so is a useful resource for project work, or for anyone studying the play itself. Madness, and how it was treated in 16th century England, are also examined. Anna Claybourne's concise, witty text really brings out the humour and the drama of the stories, rendering them as relevant today as they were in Shakespeare's time. Comparisons with themes in modern life: love, revenge, family relationships, political power struggles, etc., serve to reinforce this. The text is supported by Tom Morgan-Jones' fantastic artwork, giving the series real visual appeal. Short, Sharp Shakespeare Stories allow children today to be as enthralled by Shakespeare's tales as audiences were 400 years ago. Publishing to coincide with the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth, they are the ideal resource for project work connected to this, or to Shakespeare Week 2015. Other titles in the series include Macbeth, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Tempest, Romeo and Juliet and Much Ado About Nothing.
Macbeth

Macbeth

Tom Morgan-Jones ,  Anna Claybourne

$21.99

Is this a dagger I see before me...? A power-hungry general, his crazed wife, three interfering witches and some terrifying ghosts...Discover the gripping story of Macbeth; one of the world's most famous tragedies. The age-appropriate text in Short, Sharp Shakespeare Stories: Macbeth introduces readers to the play by re-telling the story in modern English. It's an ideal introduction to Shakespeare for children of 9 and above, and perfect for fans of the Tony Ross and Andrew Matthews series Shakespeare Stories. The book also contains information about the background to Macbeth, its major themes, language, the Globe theatre, and Shakespeare's life during the time he was writing the play, so is a useful resource for project work, or for anyone studying the play itself. Witches and witchcraft in 16th century England are also examined, to give the play a factual grounding. Anna Claybourne's concise, witty text really brings out the humour and the drama of the stories, rendering them as relevant today as they were in Shakespeare's time. Comparisons with themes in modern life: love, revenge, family relationships, political power struggles, etc., serve to reinforce this. The text is supported by Tom Morgan-Jones' fantastic artwork, giving the series real visual appeal. Short, Sharp Shakespeare Stories allow children today to be as enthralled by Shakespeare's tales as audiences were 400 years ago. Publishing to coincide with the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth, they are the ideal resource for project work connected to this, or to Shakespeare Week 2015. Other titles in the series include A Midsummer Night's Dream, Romeo and Juliet, Much Ado About Nothing, The Tempest and Hamlet.
A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Tom Morgan-Jones ,  Anna Claybourne

$21.99

The course of true love never did run smooth...A fairy king, his queen and their servants cause chaos and confusion between four young people in Ancient Greece...Discover the hilarious story at the heart of A Midsummer Night's Dream, one of Shakespeare's best-loved plays. The age-appropriate text in Short, Sharp Shakespeare Stories: A Midsummer Night's Dream introduces readers to the play by re-telling the story in modern English. It's an ideal introduction to Shakespeare for children of 9 and above, and perfect for fans of the Tony Ross and Andrew Matthews series Shakespeare Stories. The book also contains information about the background to A Midsummer Night's Dream, its major themes, language, the Globe theatre, and Shakespeare's life during the time he was writing the play, so is a useful resource for project work, or for anyone studying the play itself. Fairies and fairy folklore in 16th century England are also examined. Anna Claybourne's concise, witty text really brings out the humour and the drama of the stories, rendering them as relevant today as they were in Shakespeare's time. Comparisons with themes in modern life: love, revenge, family relationships, political power struggles, etc., serve to reinforce this. The text is supported by Tom Morgan-Jones' fantastic artwork, giving the series real visual appeal. Short, Sharp Shakespeare Stories allows children today to be as enthralled by Shakespeare's tales as audiences were 400 years ago. Publishing to coincide with the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth, they are the ideal resource for project work connected to this, or to Shakespeare Week 2015. Other titles in the series include Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, Much Ado About Nothing, The Tempest and Hamlet.
Much Ado About Nothing

Much Ado About Nothing

Tom Morgan-Jones ,  Anna Claybourne

$21.99

Some Cupid kills with arrows, some with traps...Mistaken identities, deceipt, lovers' quarrels and a happy ending...discover the entertaining story at the heart of Much Ado About Nothing, one of Shakespeare's best-loved comedies. The age-appropriate text in Short, Sharp Shakespeare Stories: Much Ado About Nothing introduces readers to the play by re-telling the story in modern English. It's an ideal introduction to Shakespeare for children of 9 and above, and perfect for fans of the Tony Ross and Andrew Matthews series Shakespeare Stories. The book also contains information about the background to Much Ado About Nothing, its major themes, language, the Globe theatre, and Shakespeare's life during the time he was writing the play, so is a useful resource for project work, or for anyone studying the play itself. Gossip, and its role in society in 16th century England, is also examined. Anna Claybourne's concise, witty text really brings out the humour and the drama of the stories, rendering them as relevant today as they were in Shakespeare's time. Comparisons with themes in modern life: love, revenge, family relationships, political power struggles, etc., serve to reinforce this. The text is supported by Tom Morgan-Jones' fantastic artwork, giving the series real visual appeal. Short, Sharp Shakespeare Stories allow children today to be as enthralled by Shakespeare's tales as audiences were 400 years ago. Publishing to coincide with the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth, they are an ideal resource for project work connected to this, or to Shakespeare Week 2015. Other titles in the series include Macbeth, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Tempest, Romeo and Juliet and Hamlet.
Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet

Tom Morgan-Jones ,  Anna Claybourne

$21.99

Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo? Two families at war, and a pair of young, star-crossed lovers caught in the crossfire...Discover the tragic story at the heart of Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare's most famous play. The age-appropriate text in Short, Sharp Shakespeare Stories: Romeo and Juliet introduces readers to the play by re-telling the story in modern English. It's an ideal introduction to Shakespeare for children of 9 and above, and perfect for fans of the Tony Ross and Andrew Matthews series Shakespeare Stories. The book also contains information about the background to Romeo and Juliet, its major themes, language, the Globe theatre, and Shakespeare's life during the time he was writing the play, so is a useful resource for project work, or for anyone studying the play itself. Poisons, and their application in 16th century England, are also examined, to give the play a factual grounding. Anna Claybourne's concise, witty text really brings out the humour and the drama of the stories, rendering them as relevant today as they were in Shakespeare's time. Comparisons with themes in modern life: love, revenge, family relationships, political power struggles, etc., serve to reinforce this. The text is supported by Tom Morgan-Jones' fantastic artwork, giving the series real visual appeal. Short, Sharp Shakespeare Stories allow children today to be as enthralled by Shakespeare's tales as audiences were 400 years ago. Publishing to coincide with the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth, they are the ideal resource for project work connected to this, or to Shakespeare Week 2015. Other titles in the series include Macbeth, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Tempest, Much Ado About Nothing and Hamlet.
We are All Born Free: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Pictures

We are All Born Free: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Pictures

Amnesty International

$14.95

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was signed on 10th December 1948. It was compiled after World War Two to declare and protect the rights of all people from all countries. This beautiful collection, published 60 years on, celebrates each declaration with an illustration by an internationally-renowned artist or illustrator and is the perfect gift for children and adults alike. Published in association with Amnesty International, with a foreword by David Tennant and John Boyne. Includes art work contributions from Axel Scheffler, Peter Sis, Satoshi Kitamura, Alan Lee, Polly Dunbar, Jackie Morris, Debi Gliori, Chris Riddell, Catherine and Laurence Anholt and many more! For more information about We Are All Born Free click here.
Amazing Inventions: Ladybird First Fabulous Facts

Amazing Inventions: Ladybird First Fabulous Facts

Clive Gifford

$7.99

First Fabulous Facts is an illustrated non-fiction series for 3-5 year olds. Fun and fascinating facts engage young children and bring their favourite interests, hobbies and obsessions to life. Amazing Inventions takes a look at the world's most famous (and not-so-famous) inventions. From technological innovations such as the telephone and iPod, and ground-breaking discoveries in science and medicine, to the genesis of the frisbee, Lego and water pistols, children will love learning about these inventions and the stories behind them.
The Great Big Green Book

The Great Big Green Book

Mary Hoffman ,  Ros Asquith

$27.95

Think of the future. Can you imagine our planet as beautiful as it used to be? You could be the one to help make it beautiful again, with the things you do and the ideas you have. Your planet needs YOU! From a simple introduction to our home in Space, the authors explain what we need for life on Earth, and show the importance of the rainforests and the oceans; they stress the need to look after our planet and show how some of the things we take for granted are running out, and how we have polluted so much our planet. The action plans include saving water, saving energy, recycling, repairing, growing seasonal food, cooking fresh food, saving on packing, asking questions...and thinking of new inventions and big ideas.
5 Minute Bedtime Stories

5 Minute Bedtime Stories

Little Tiger Press

$16.95

Children will love being able to choose their bedtime story and with each tale taking just five minutes you couldb squeeze in more than one before lights out. With bedtime stories from favourite children's authors Tim Warnes, Claire Freedman (author of Alien's Love Underpants!) and many more this is the ideal bedtime collection!
Alice in Wonderland: Down the Rabbit Hole

Alice in Wonderland: Down the Rabbit Hole

Lewis Carroll ,  Joe Rhatigan ,  Charles Nurnberg ,  Eric Puybaret

$24.99

This stunning new version of a classic is the best way to enter Wonderland ...without actually falling down the rabbit hole. On its 150th anniversary in 2015, Lewis Carroll's tale of a world gone topsy-turvy gets a unique picture-book retelling of the beginning of Alice's journey: the first ever, with elegantly simplified text that keeps all of the astonishing adventures and wide-eyed amazement of the original. Includes many of the classic Carroll characters - Alice and the White Rabbit, the Blue Caterpillar, Bill the Lizard and more.
The Day No One Was Angry

The Day No One Was Angry

Toon Tellegen ,  Marc Boutavant

$29.99

In 12 short chapters, we see different animals in various states of anger. Some try to understand their anger, some try to tame it, while others let their anger overwhelm them. These stories are funny and wry, but also offer a gently profound reflection of the nature of human emotions. Marc Boutavant's delicate, stunning full colour illustrations put the reader in the heart of the forest, surrounded by endearingly grumpy animals. This book is a beautifully produced hardback which would make the perfect gift for older children as well as adults.
Digger: The Dog Who Went to War

Digger: The Dog Who Went to War

Mark Wilson

$24.99

Matthew, a young Australian soldier, smuggles his beloved dog, Digger, onto the troop ship when he leaves to fight in World War One. At the front, Matthew works as a stretcher-bearer and Digger helps him rescue the wounded. Together, they face the triumphs and tragedies of the Western Front. Based on the true story of Driver, a puppy that was smuggled onto an Australian troop ship during World War One, this heartfelt story shows that the bond of love and devotion between a man and his dog cannot be broken, even by the tragedy of war.
Emperor's New Clothes

Emperor's New Clothes

Marcus Sedgwick

$24.95

A reissue of this beautiful version of the Hans Christian Andersen classic, illustrated in Alison Jay's unique and attractive style. In this retelling by Marcus Sedgwick, the Emperor is a very proud and vain lion, served by his long-suffering Chamberlain and Treasurer. He wants to commission the finest set of robes ever seen! But the devious tailors have plans of their own...This new edition captures the charm of the timeless classic with a fresh new look.
Fetch

Fetch

Jorey Hurley ,  Jorey Hurley

$19.99

As with her debut picture book, Nest, Hurley lets her bright, clean illustrations do her storytelling, limiting the text on each page to a single, evocative word (Publishers Weekly) in this delightful depiction of a dog's day at the beach and the joy a simple ball can bring. With minimal prose and illustrations that echo the patterns of nature, Fetch is a story of the thrill of adventure and the joy of returning home.
Heather Has Two Mummies

Heather Has Two Mummies

Leslea Newman ,  Laura Cornell

$19.95

Heather's favourite number is two. She has two arms, two legs,and two pets. And she also has two mummies. When Heather goes to school for the first time, someone asks her about her daddy, but Heather doesn't have a daddy. Then something interesting happens. When Heather and her classmates all draw pictures of their families, not one drawing is the same. It doesn't matter who makes up a family, the teacher says, because the most important thing about a family is that all the people in it love one another . A delightful and important book for young readers.
Here I Am

Here I Am

Patti Kim ,  Sonia Snchez

$19.95

Newly arrived from their faraway homeland, a boy and his family enter into the lights, noise, and traffic of a busy American city in this dazzling wordless picture book. The language is unfamiliar. Food, habits, games, and gestures are puzzling. They boy clings tightly to his special keepsake from home and wonders how he will find his way. How will he once again become the happy, confident kid he used to be? Walk in his shoes as he takes the first tentative steps toward discovering joy in his new world. A poignant and affirming view of the immigrant experience.
Little Barry Bilby Had a Fly Upon His Nose

Little Barry Bilby Had a Fly Upon His Nose

Colin Buchanan ,  Roland Harvey

$19.99

Little Barry Bilby had a fly upon his nose...Little Peter Possum had a mozzie on his ear...Little Colly Cocky had a beetle on his beak...And the bizzy buzzy bush bugs won't go away! Poor little Barry bilby and all his Aussie animal friends are being irritated by bizzy buzzy bush bugs! What can they do to stop the itchy twitchy teasers? Find out inside and sing along to the tune of 'Little Peter Rabbit', with the bonus CD performed by Colin Buchanan!
Little Mermaid

Little Mermaid

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. AGES: 7-12 AUTHOR: Francesca Rossi graduated from the Scuola Internazionale di Comics in Florence. She publishes illustrated books for a number of Italian publishers and designs book covers and posters. Alongside her work as an illustrator, she conducts workshops in schools and libraries and makes and decorates pottery. Colour illustrations
My Pop is a Pirate

My Pop is a Pirate

Damon Young ,  Peter Carnavas

$24.95

Some pops scream 'Huzzah!' when they dive in dazzling pools. But my pop is a pirate ...he yells 'Aaarrrgghhh!' and buries jewels. All pops are different. But what if your pop was really different? What if your pop was a ...pirate? A rollicking and comical picture book celebrating pops everywhere.
Our Love Grows

Our Love Grows

Anna Pignataro

$16.99

'In the deep green forest, Pip asked, Mama, when will I be big?' Pip is an adorable, roly-poly little panda, who is playful and curious. In Our Love Grows, Mama explains to him how he will grow, just like the world around them.
The Underwater Fancy-Dress Parade

The Underwater Fancy-Dress Parade

Allison Colpoys ,  Davina Bell

$24.99

The night before the underwater fancy-dress parade, Alfie got that feeling ...Sometimes it's hard to be brave. Sometimes you get that feeling. Sometimes you're just not ready ...until, one day, you are. From a dynamic new picture-book partnership comes the story of Alfie and a big octopus wearing a tiny hat and the things you can only whisper to the cowboys on your wallpaper.
The Velveteen Rabbit

The Velveteen Rabbit

Margery Williams ,  Helene Magisson

$27.99

More than anything else, the Velevteen Rabbit wants to become real - just like the wild rabbits he has seen in the woods. But can the Boy help make the Rabbit's wish come true? First published in 1922, this classic children's story is about a velveteen rabbit on a quest to become real through the love of his owner.
The Wheels on the Bus

The Wheels on the Bus

Paul Zelinsky

$24.95

This beautifully illustrated picture book celebrates 20 years of the children's favourite nursery rhyme 'The Wheels on the Bus'. The story, read to the tune of the nursery rhyme, is brought to life with movable, interactive parts on each page. A classic that has been in print for 20 years, it remains as fresh and illustrious as when it was first published.
The Death of the Hat: A Brief History of Poetry in 50 Objects

The Death of the Hat: A Brief History of Poetry in 50 Objects

Paul B Janeczko ,  Chris Raschka

$24.95

A celebrated duo reunites for a look at poems through history inspired by objects--earthly and celestial--reflecting the time in which each poet lived. A book-eating moth in the early Middle Ages. A peach blossom during the Renaissance. A haunted palace in the Victorian era. A lament for the hat in contemporary times. Poetry has been a living form of artistic expression for thousands of years, and throughout that time poets have found inspiration in everything from swords to stamp albums, candles to cobwebs, manhole covers to the moon. In The Death of the Hat: A Brief History of Poetry in 50 Objects, award-winning anthologist Paul B. Janeczko presents his fiftieth book, offering young readers a quick tour of poets through the ages. Breathing bright life into each selection is Chris Raschka's witty, imaginative art.
Peacock Pie: A Book of Rhymes

Peacock Pie: A Book of Rhymes

Walter de la Mare

$13.99

The perfect gift for children aged 8+, this stunning classic collection of poetry will delight a new generation of readers of the Faber Children's Classics list. Peacock Pie contains the finest of Walter de la Mare's poems for children, accompanied by exquisite original illustrations from Edward Ardizzone. This beautiful new edition of a classic anthology is an essential part of any child's bookshelf.
You Tell Me!

You Tell Me!

Roger McGough ,  Michael Rosen

$14.95

Here are the football results: League Division Fun Manchester United won, Manchester City lost. Crystal Palace 2, Buckingham Palace 1 Millwall Leeds nowhere Wolves 8. A cheese roll and had a cup of tea 2 Newcastle's Heaven Sunderland's a very nice place 2 Ipswhich one? You tell me. Football, first love, teachers and tongue-twisters...This is a fantastic poetry collection by two of the funniest, most famous poets writing today.
Chicken Clicking

Chicken Clicking

Jeanne Willis ,  Tony Ross

$16.99

One night Chick hops onto the farmer's house and has a browse on his computer - CLICK - soon she's shopping online for the whole farm! But when she arranges to meet up with a friend she's made online, she discovers all is not as it seems...Little Red Riding Hood for the iPad generation, this is the perfect book for teaching children how to stay safe online.
Dave's Breakfast Blast-Off

Dave's Breakfast Blast-Off

Sue Hendra ,  Lee Wildish

$14.99

The hilarious sequel to a modern classic. Written by Sue Hendra, the creator of the bestselling Barry the Fish with Fingers, and illustrated by Lee Wildish, the winner of the Overall Red House Children's Book Award 2013. Dave is a big ol' greedy guts. But oh no! His bowl is empty. The animals in the garden help him find other meals - but what will happen when he eats the dog's food? The answer will have you rolling around the floor with laughter. 'I laughed so much I farted!' Edward, aged 6
Davy and the Duckling

Davy and the Duckling

Margaret Wild ,  Julie Vivas

$14.99

When the baby duck hatched, the first thing it saw was Davy. It fluffed its feathers - and started following Davy everywhere. Around the farmyard, under the apple trees and all the way home. From picture-book masters Margaret Wild and Julie Vivas comes this gentle and moving story about the love between a little boy and the duckling that stays with him all of its life.
The Deep Dark Wood

The Deep Dark Wood

Algy Craig-Hall ,  Ali Pye

$14.99

This is the deep dark wood. Everyone knows it's no place to go for a stroll. There are witches and trolls and giants everywhere, not to mention the Big Bad Wolf! Wait a minute! What's that sweet little girl doing in the deep dark wood? Doesn't she know it's DANGEROUS here? The Big Bad Wolf will gobble her up for his lunch! But this deep dark wood is full of twists and turns, and all is not quite what it seems. The Big Bad Wolf is about to get a big, bad surprise...A monstrously funny mixed-up fairytale with an unexpected twist!
Friends

Friends

Eric Carle

$14.99

This is a new tale of friendship from Eric Carle, author of The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Once there were two friends who were always together...But one day, the boy was all alone. His friend was gone. The hero of this delightful new story from Eric Carle makes up his mind to find his friend. Undaunted, he sets off on a quest that takes him across a swift cold river, over a tall mountain, through a broad meadow and a forest full of dark shadows. He sleeps under starry skies and dreams of floating on clouds before finally being reunited with his beloved friend. This wonderfully whimsical tale is a celebration of the value of friendship and the power of a child's imagination, captured in the simple prose and magnificent colourful artwork fans of Eric Carle's work know and love so well. Eric Carle is an internationally bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator of books for very young children. He was born in New York, but spent his early life in Germany. He returned to the States in his early twenties and worked as a graphic designer and an art director before he began creating children's books. He lives in Massachusetts with his wife, Barbara. The Carles opened The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Massachusetts in 2002. Also by Eric Carle: The Artist Who Painted A Blue Horse; The Very Hungry Caterpillar; The Bad-Tempered Ladybird; Slowly, Slowly, Slowly, Said The Sloth; The Very Busy Spider; Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?; The Very Quiet Cricket; Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See? Brown Bear, Brown Bear; and, What Do You See?
Mermaid

Mermaid

Cerrie Burnell ,  Laura Ellen Anderson

$14.99

Once there was a boy called Luka, who lived in a town beside a deep silvery sea. Luka longed to splash in the surf and dive beneath silver-bright waves, but he couldn't swim. One day, Luka sees a girl gliding through the waves, dipping and soaring like a fish. Luka has never seen anyone swim so well. Sylvia teaches Luka how to swim, and that night, Luka dreams that Sylvia is a mermaid and they have a beautiful underwater adventure visiting the mermaid palace. And when Luka starts school, Sylvia is there! The other children crowd around her to ask why she's in a wheelchair, and Luka tells everyone that it's because Sylvia is a mermaid. Luka knows that to him she will always be a mermaid and they will have a thousand more adventures together.
Shh! We Have a Plan

Shh! We Have a Plan

Chris Haughton ,  Chris Haughton

$16.95

Four friends, three big and one little, are out for a walk. Suddenly, they spot it - a beautiful bird perched high in a tree! They simply MUST have it and - SHH! - they have a PLAN. So they tip-toe, tip-toe very slowly, nets poised - Ready one ...ready two ...ready three ...GO! But, at the turn of the page, we find a ridiculous bunch of very tangled characters and a blissfully oblivious bird, flying away. One hilarious foiled plan after another and it's clear that this goofy trio CANNOT catch that elusive birdie! But the littlest of this group, a quiet spectator up until now, knows that a bit of kindness and sweetness can go a lot further than any elaborate scam. Will his three friends follow his gentle lead or will they get themselves into even more trouble?
Ten Little Princesses

Ten Little Princesses

Simon Rickerty ,  Mike Brownlow

$14.99

A perfectly princessy picture book with a super-special shiny pink cover! Ten little princesses going to the ball, Trotting on their ponies, past the castle wall. Are they looking for ward to their very special day? Ten little princesses all shout, Yay! Ten little princesses set off on a journey to a magical fairy tale ball. But on the way to the ball there's a dark and spooky forest, and a wicked witch, and a big bad wolf, and a sneaky troll, and a hungry giant! Will any of the little princesses get to the ball on time? Meet all your favourite fairy tale characters in this magical princess adventure: Little Red Riding Hood, Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel, Snow White and more! With lots of things to spot and count on every page, this bouncy rhyming story from the creators of the award-winning, bestselling Ten Little Pirates is perfect for sharing again and again.
Those Pesky Rabbits

Those Pesky Rabbits

Ciara Flood

$24.99

A family of cheerful rabbits make their new neighbour's life unBEARable! All Mr Bear wants is to be left alone, but his rabbit neighbours just don't get it! They keep on asking annoying things like can they borrow honey, or does he want to swap books! When grumpy refusals don't work, he decides to scare away those pesky rabbits. Can kindness make Mr Bear see it's time for a change?
1 Is One

1 Is One

Tasha Tudor ,  Tasha Tudor

$9.99

Count from one to twenty with this treasured classic and Caldecott Honor book, now available in a Classic Board Book edition. 1 is one duckling swimming in a dish 2 is two sisters making a wish 3 is three swallows up in the sky 4 is four sheep nibbling rye From beloved author-illustrator and Caldecott honoree Tasha Tudor, this sweet counting book is now available as a Classic Board Book! Young ones will delight in the simple text that counts from one to twenty, and they'll be captivated by the charming illustrations of animals, children, and nature.
Baby Sparkle First Words

Baby Sparkle First Words

$7.99

Discover first words with Baby Sparkle, ideal for early learning, introducing simple rhymes and colourful objects Stack the bricks, bite the apple and squish the ball in Baby Sparkle First Words, the ideal first board book for your baby. Read along with your little one to introduce common words and what they're for. With crystal-clear photos, read-aloud text and an extra special twinkle on every page Baby Sparkle First Words engages young babies with sing-song rhymes and bright, colourful pages.
Baby Touch: Hello, Teddy!

Baby Touch: Hello, Teddy!

$9.99

Babies and toddlers will love this interactive touch-and-feel book from the best-selling Ladybird Baby Touch series. Look at the bright pictures on the left-hand page to see what Teddy is doing, then explore the touch-and-feel areas on the right. Hello, Teddy! What a busy day you're having!
Max's Bath

Max's Bath

Barbro Lindgren ,  Eva Eriksson

$12.99

Max is an independent little character, bursting with energy and ideas. Young readers will be thrilled by his everyday play and his friendship with the faithful, but not always willing, Dog. This is a wonderful first book for toddlers that perfectly captures the play world of children and the delight and frustration of Max's Bath time adventures: splashing about, submerging every toy--including his cookie--in the water, and generally having as much fun as possible!
Max's Bear

Max's Bear

Barbro Lindgren ,  Eva Eriksson

$12.99

This is a wonderful first book for toddlers that perfectly captures the play world of children. Max, Dog and bear are playing in bed when bear takes a tumble into the potty. Here comes Dog to the rescue!
Max's Wagon

Max's Wagon

Barbro Lindgren ,  Eva Eriksson

$12.99

Max takes Teddy, Dog and all his toys on a wagon ride - but he's in for a big surprise! Max is an independent little character, full of energy and ideas. Young readers will love his everyday play and his friendship with Dog. The author is perfectly attuned to play world of children and the illustrator captures all the delight and frustration of Max's attempts to get through the house and out into the garden without losing any of the toys loaded into his wagon. Dog is there to help-but can he be trusted? Who took the cookie? Barbro Lindgren's simple, but engaging text is accompanied by witty illustrations from her long-time collaborator, Eva Eriksson.
Pip and Posy: The Little Puddle

Pip and Posy: The Little Puddle

Axel Scheffler

$9.99

Pip and Posy are typical toddlers: they are best friends and they have fun...but sometimes, just like any other toddler, they get cross and sad, so sometimes it takes friendship, sharing and understanding - and a cuddle - to make things better. In Pip and Posy and the Little Puddle Pip comes to play at Posy's house. They have such a lovely time after their mid-afternoon snack and drink that Pip forgets he needs to go to the loo, and soon there's a little puddle on the floor. But everyone has accidents sometimes, so Posy mops it up, and lends him some clothes. The next time Pip needs a wee, he does it in the potty all by himself.
Pip and Posy: The Super Scooter

Pip and Posy: The Super Scooter

Axel Scheffler

$9.99

Pip and Posy are typical toddlers: they are best friends and they have fun...but sometimes, just like any other toddler, they get cross and sad, so sometimes it takes friendship, sharing and understanding - and a cuddle - to make things better. In Pip and Posy and the Super Scooter, Posy snatches Pip's scooter and tries to ride it, but she falls off and hurts her knee. Though Pip was very cross, he comes running to help her. Posy says sorry, and Pip forgives her before they all build a sandcastle in the sandpit where it's nice and soft.
Steam Train, Dream Train Puzzle

Steam Train, Dream Train Puzzle

Sherri Duskey Rinker ,  Tom Lichtenheld

$22.95

The team behind the #1 New York Times bestseller Steam Train, Dream Train returns with a wonderfully whimsical puzzle! Each train car features a menagerie of quirky and colorful characters-with art on both sides of the puzzle pieces-giving kids countless ways to arrange the cars. With irresistible artwork by Tom Lichtenheld, this set of mix-and-matchable pieces is a ticket to fun!
The Beloved

The Beloved

Alison Rattle

$16.95

Alice Angel has known only a life of rules, restriction and punishments that are inevitably doled out as she strays from the rigid path of Victorian proprietary that her mother has set out for her. A constant disappointment to all but her beloved father, she longs for the day that she might break free from the stifling atmosphere of her mother's rule. After a chance encounter with a charming stranger, and a final incident with her family which sees her condemned to the madhouse, Alice sees her opportunity to run and grasps it with both hands. She escapes to join the Agapemonites in their Abode of Love, where ex-Reverend Henry Prince rules his isolated colony of women as their Beloved. Prince ignites a passion in Alice that she never knew existed, and she dares to think she might be free at last. But as Alice becomes more deeply drawn into the life of Prince's strange religious sect, secrets are revealed that seem to hint at a darker nature lurking behind the man's charm. Alice could be more trapped, alone and in danger than ever before...
The Black Reckoning

The Black Reckoning

John Stephens

$31.95

The final book in the bestselling Books of Beginning trilogy that began with The Emerald Atlas, which the New York Times called a new Narnia for the tween set. The adventures of siblings Kate, Michael, and Emma come to a stunning conclusion when they must find the last Book of Beginning--the Book of Death--before the Dire Magnus does, for when all three books are united, their combined power will be unstoppable. Soon Emma is on a journey to places both worldly and otherworldly, confronting terrifying monsters and ghosts, and what is darkest within herself. As the fabric of time begins to fray, she becomes the final piece of an extraordinary puzzle. Only if she can master the powers of this most dangerous book will she, Kate, and Michael be able to save the world from the dramatic, deadly final confrontation between magical and ordinary people that the Dire Magnus has in store.
Bella's Backyard Bullies: Anti-Princess Club #2

Bella's Backyard Bullies: Anti-Princess Club #2

Samantha Turnbull ,  Sarah Davis

$9.99

Talented ten-year-olds Emily, Bella, Chloe and Grace are sick of boys who want them to be helpless princesses. Design genius Bella Singh has built a clubhouse in her backyard, where the anti-princesses meet to thumb their noses at the notion that boys are best. But when they receive angry anonymous emails telling them to act like girls or else, followed by sabotage of their beloved clubhouse, it's clear they have a new mission. Can they unite their awesome talents to beat the bullies?
Chloe's River Rescue: Anti-Princess Club #4

Chloe's River Rescue: Anti-Princess Club #4

Samantha Turnbull ,  Sarah Davis

$9.99

Talented ten-year-olds Emily, Bella, Chloe and Grace are sick of people treating them like helpless princesses. Science star Chloe Karalis's favourite person in the universe is her grandmother - so she's thrilled when Yiayia comes along for a fab summer holiday with Chloe and her three besties. But when Yiayia goes missing on her daily walk, the foursome know that they're faced with their biggest mission yet. Can they combine their unique talents to rescue their beloved mentor?
Emily's Tiara Trouble: Anti-Princess Club #1

Emily's Tiara Trouble: Anti-Princess Club #1

Samantha Turnbull ,  Sarah Davis

$9.99

Talented ten-year-olds Emily, Bella, Chloe and Grace are sick of adults trying to turn them into helpless princesses. When maths whiz Emily Martin's mother enters her in the local beauty pageant, it's the last straw - the four friends form the Anti-Princess Club, with the motto WE DON'T NEED RESCUING. Can they use their awesome skills to show the world that girls want to be valued for more than what they see in the mirror?
Grace's Dance Disaster: Anti-Princess Club #3

Grace's Dance Disaster: Anti-Princess Club #3

Samantha Turnbull ,  Sarah Davis

$9.99

Talented ten-year-olds Emily, Bella, Chloe and Grace are sick of teachers assuming they are helpless princesses. Sports-mad Grace Bennett is ecstatic when her teacher arranges a training session for her with a famous football team. When Grace arrives on the field, however, her role is not what she expected - and it certainly doesn't involve kicking a ball! How can she and her anti-princess sidekicks teach their teachers that there's more than one way to be a girl?
The Special Group

The Special Group

Sally Rippin

$7.95

Jack has to leave his class to go to the special spelling group. Not everyone has to go. What if the other kids make fun of him?
Lulu Bell and the Arabian Nights

Lulu Bell and the Arabian Nights

Belinda Murrell ,  Serena Geddes

$9.99

Lulu Bell is about to make a new friend! It's Harmony Day at Shelly Beach School, and Lulu's class is going to star in the school play. What will be the special theme this year? Lulu is sure that the new girl in her class will have good ideas. How can she make Amira feel welcome? The answer is a happy surprise for everyone!
Lulu Bell and the Koala Joey

Lulu Bell and the Koala Joey

Belinda Murrell ,  Serena Geddes

$9.99

Lulu Bell's beach holiday is about to begin! Lulu can't wait for her holiday at Tarni Beach to begin. She has a new pink surfboard and Dad is going to teach her to surf. Lulu and her friend Zac like to spot wildlife in the bush nearby. But bulldozers have arrived and the trees might soon be gone. What will happen to the mummy koala and her joey if all the trees are taken away? Lulu needs to work out how to save the koalas' home!
The Memory Shed

The Memory Shed

Sally Morgan ,  Ezekiel Kwaymullina ,  Craig Smith

$9.99

Annie is helping Grandma clear out her old shed for a garage sale. It seems that the shed has something to say about that though, and wants Grandma to listen. The dusty old things in there may be long forgotten, but they hold special family memories.
Squishy McFluff Meets Mad Nana Dot

Squishy McFluff Meets Mad Nana Dot

Pip Jones ,  Ella Okstad

$11.99

Oh yippee! Young Ava is very excited To see Nana Dot (who's rather short-sighted). Nan's fun! And she's funny! And if that's not enough, Can Ava's Mad Nana SEE Squishy McFluff? Ava and Squishy are up to their normal no-good when Dad whisks them off to Nana Dot's - Mum's got to go to the hospital to bring back Ava a baby sister! But Mad Nana Dot's lost her glasses so can't SEE Squishy McFluff ...and a trip to the hairdresser's, the post office, the fishmonger all end in adorable disaster. Told in full colour throughout, this is the perfect stepping stone from picture books to older fiction.
The Story of Easter

The Story of Easter

Mary Joslin ,  Alida Massari

$12.99

A classic retelling of the first Easter, drawing on key episodes from the Gospels and explaining Biblical story for children aged five to seven. Alida Massari's distinctive illustrations feature throughout with a mixture of full page art, vignettes, and borders in elegant shades of blue, yellow and green. A partner to The Story of Christmas, also by Mary Joslin and Alida Massari.
A Treasury of Wisdom

A Treasury of Wisdom

Mary Joslin ,  Kate Forrester

$17.99

Just as the boats on the cover are guided safely into harbour by the lighthouse, this book offers advice and solace from turbulent times to its reader. A compendium of some of the greatest passages from the Bible and the heritage of the Christian faith, the book is arranged by themes, making it easy to find the right passage to suit at any time. The themes included are: wisdom, virtue, riches, self-control, life of faith, justice, love, forgiveness, hope, thankfulness, pilgrimage, and inner peace. A perfect gift for a child or adult, beautifully presented with linen binding, dust jacket and ribbon marker.
One Step at a Time

One Step at a Time

Jane Jolly ,  Sally Anderson

$27.99

Age range 4+ One Step at a Time is an exquisite picture book which tells a touching story about the relationship between a young boy, Luk, and his elephant, Mali. On the border of Thailand and Burma, Mali steps on a landmine. Luk supports her during her recovery. Mali is eventually fitted with a prosthesis and gets a second chance at life. One Step at a Time is a groundbreaking story. Heinrich's beautiful illustrations match Jolly's light touch when it comes to writing about the sensitive subject of landmines. It is a story about love and friendship that will enthral children around the world.
Preposterous Rhinoceros

Preposterous Rhinoceros

Tracy Gunaratnam ,  Marta Costa

$14.99

Age range 3 to 6. King Lion has lost his voice and cant read the bedtime story! Luckily, Preposterous Rhinoceros wants to do it... but how do you read a book? He asks all of his friends for tips but completely misinterprets what they mean. This leads to a series of laugh-out-loud moments for the reader. Finally, Shy Salamander gets Preposterous Rhinoceross attention and tells him that to read, you need to be taught! So Salamander teaches Rhinoceros, who eventually is able to read everyone the story.
Robopop

Robopop

Alice Hemming ,  James Lent

$14.99

Age range 3 to 6. Daisy and Dylan think that their Dad is embarrassing. He doesnt do things like other dads. So one day Dad invents Robopop...a robot dad! He leaves the children in its capable hands (though in fact he is watching the whole time). Robopop is a demanding dad and has the children doing lots of exercises and eating too much spinach. In the end the children realise that actually they rather like their own Dad - but first they have to try and stop Robopop!   
The Very Lonely Firefly

The Very Lonely Firefly

Eric Carle

$14.99

As the sun sets a little firefly is born. The very lonely firefly sets off into the darkening sky, flashing its light as it searches for other fireflies. It sees many lights - including a light bulb, headlights, the reflecting eyes of a dog, cat and owl and finally some fireworks glittering and shimmering - until at last it finds the firefly friends it was looking for. Now the firefly isn't lonely any more. The joyful conclusion of Eric Carle's delightful story is brought vividly to life with tiny flashing lights on the final page to delight young children.
Duck! Rabbit!

Duck! Rabbit!

Amy Krouse Rosenthal ,  Tom Lichtenheld

$12.95

Is it a duck or a rabbit? Depends on how you look at it. With more than 100,000 copies sold, this classic picture book is now available in a sturdy board book that little ones will love holding in their own two hands. Smart, simple and funny, it offers a hilarious choice and one readers of all ages will rejoice in making.
The Last Leaves Falling

The Last Leaves Falling

Sarah Benwell

$19.99

And these are they. My final moments. They say a warrior must always be mindful of death, but I never imagined that it would find me like this ...Japanese teenager, Sora, is diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease). Lonely and isolated, Sora turns to the ancient wisdom of the samurai for guidance and comfort. But he also finds hope in the present; through the internet he finds friends that see him, not just his illness. This is a story of friendship and acceptance, and testing strength in an uncertain future.
           
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