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When Michael Met Mina

When Michael Met Mina

Randa Abdel-Fattah

$18.99
From the bestselling author of Does My Head Look Big In This? A boy. A girl. Two families. One great divide. When Michael meets Mina, they are at a rally for refugees - standing on opposite sides. Mina fled Afghanistan with her mother via a refugee camp, a leaky boat and a detention centre. Michael's parents have founded a new political party called Aussie Values. They want to stop the boats. Mina wants to stop the hate. When Mina wins a scholarship to Michael's private school, their lives crash together blindingly. A novel for anyone who wants to fight for love, and against injustice.
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Charlie and the War Against the Grannies

Charlie and the War Against the Grannies

Alan Brough

$14.99
I didn't want Mrs Cyclopolos to explode. I just wanted a paper round. My name is Charlie Ian Duncan. I will be 12 on 2 February. I have written this history of my war with the grannies because I need everyone to know that I didn't mean for Mrs Cyclopolos to blow up. I just wanted a paper round. When I say 'my war with the grannies', I really mean the war I waged alongside my best friend Hils, my second-best-friend Rashid, Peter the Iraqi who isn't afraid of anything (well apart from one thing), Warren and his magical bike TwelveSpeed and those crazy people we met underground. The grannies started it when I asked them about a paper round and they sprayed me in the face with rooster brand chilli sauce and made me think that I was dead. Hils and I decided to go to war with them but then I discovered one of the grannies had a glass eye and I wasn't sure if it was okay to go to war against someone with a glass eye but then I discovered that the granny with the glass eye could pinch bricks in half, turn her snot-covered hankies into deadly throwing weapons and possessed a truly terrible device called the Gnashing Gnet. It's all true. Especially the bit about me not wanting anyone to blow up.
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The Cat Wants Custard

The Cat Wants Custard

P. Crumble ,  Lucinda Gifford

$16.99
Meet Kevin, the opinionated feline who is full of cat-titude.    Kevin has a craving. He wants custard, and he wants it NOW! Follow the hilarious antics of a cat trying to get its human companion to give him what he wants, including the extreme length of using his own body to spell the word CUSTARD!  Will he succeed?
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The Moonlight Dreamers

The Moonlight Dreamers

Siobhan Curham

$16.99
A inspirational, heart-warming book about four girls trying to find their place in the world. Siobhan Curham celebrates very different but like-minded friends in this captivating novel. Amber craves excitement and adventure. Instead, she's being bullied at school for having two dads, and life at home isn't much better. Inspired by Oscar Wilde, Amber realizes that among the millions of people in London, there must be others who feel the same as she does; other dreamers - moonlight dreamers. After chance encounters with Maali, Sky and Rose, Amber soon recruits the three girls to the Moonlight Dreamers. It's high time they started pursuing their dreams, and how better than with the support of friends?
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The Secrets of the Wild Wood

The Secrets of the Wild Wood

Tonke Dragt ,  Laura Watkinson

$17.99
One of the King's most trusted knights has vanished in the snow, so young Sir Tiuri and his best friend Piak must journey into the shadowy heart of the forest to find him. The Wild Wood is a place of mysteries, rumours and whispered tales. A place of lost cities, ancient curses, robbers, princesses and Men in Green. As the darkness surrounds him and reports grow of secret plots and ruthless enemies, Tiuri finds himself alone and fighting for survival - caught in a world where good and evil wear the same face, and the wrong move could cost him his life...
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Black

Black

Fleur Ferris

$19.99
Ebony Marshall is in her final year of high school. Five months, two weeks and four days ...She can't wait to leave the town where she's known only as Black'. Because of her name, of course. But for another reason, too. Everyone says Black Marshall is cursed. Three of her best friends have died in tragic accidents. After Oscar, the whispers started. Now she's used to being on her own. It's easier that way. But when her date for the formal ends up in intensive care, something in quiet little Dainsfield starts to stir. Old secrets are revealed and terrifying new dangers emerge. If only Black could put all the pieces together, she could work out who her real enemies are. Should she run for her life, or stay and fight?
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The Bone Sparrow

The Bone Sparrow

Zana Fraillon

$19.99
ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- Subhi is of Rohingya descent, but he was born in Australia. Unfortunately, he was born in a detention camp, where he has spent his whole life. By nature he is optimistic and good-natured, though little in his external circumstances could be said to be hopeful - his mother is withdrawing from life, his older sister is either angry or contemptuous, his father still hasn't made it to Australia, the camp has little in the way of resources. Yet Subhi is attracted to stories and they to him - the most powerful is the Night Sea, and the wondrous creatures and gifts it contains keep him  hopeful. Then one night Jimmie, who lives beyond the fence, makes her way over it and meets Subhi. An unlikely friendship develops as they exchange stories. Jimmie is struggling with the loss of her Mum and the absence of her father, and poverty and neglect are part of her life, but together Subhi and Jimmie discover the true power of storytelling… A thoughtful book along the lines of Morris Gleitzman's novels. Lindy Jones

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Sometimes, at night, the dirt outside turns into a beautiful ocean. As red as the sun and as deep as the sky. I lie in my bed, Queeny's feet pushing up against my cheek, and listen to the waves lapping at the tent. Subhi is a refugee. Born in an Australian permanent detention centre after his mother fled the violence of a distant homeland, life behind the fences is all he has ever known. But as he grows, his imagination gets bigger too, until it is bursting at the limits of his world. The Night Sea brings him gifts, the faraway whales sing to him, and the birds tell their stories. The most vivid story of all, however, is the one that arrives one night in the form of Jimmie, a scruffy, impatient girl who appears from the other side of the wires, and brings a notebook written by the mother she lost. Unable to read it, she relies on Subhi to unravel her own family's love songs and tragedies. Subhi and Jimmie might both find a way to freedom, as their tales unfold. But not until each of them has been braver than ever before.
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When Friendship Followed Me Home

When Friendship Followed Me Home

Paul Griffin

$16.99
A boy's chance encounter with a scruffy dog leads to an unforgettable friendship in this deeply moving story about life, loss and the meaning of family. Ben Coffin has never felt like he fits in. A former foster kid, he keeps his head down at school to avoid bullies and spends his afternoons reading sci-fi books at the library. But all that changes when he finds a scruffy abandoned dog named Flip and befriends the librarian's daughter, Halley. For the first time, Ben starts to feel like he belongs in his own life. Then everything changes, and suddenly Ben is more alone than ever. But with a little help from Halley's magician father, Ben discovers his place in the world and learns to see his own magic through others' eyes. Equal parts heartbreaking and heartwarming, When Friendship Followed Me Home is a must-read for dog lovers and fans of emotionally resonant middle-grade novels.
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On the River

On the River

Roland Harvey

$24.99
Roland Harvey and his new pelican friend are off on an adventure to walk, fish, canoe, raft, windsurf, sail, paddle-steam, houseboat and even fly their way along the Murray River, from its smallest beginnings in the high country to where it meets the sea. Together they discover the story of the river: its secrets, history, ecology, people and animals. And you're invited, too! A delight for all ages from the creator of the bestselling At the Beach series.
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Kicking Goals with Goodesy and Magic

Kicking Goals with Goodesy and Magic

Anita Heiss ,  Adam Goodes ,  Michael O'Loughlin

$14.99
AFL legends Adam Goodes and Michael O'Loughlin are blood brothers and great mates. They are also two of the best footballers ever to play for the Sydney Swans. Between them, they played over 650 games and kicked over 900 goals. But what were Goodesy and Magic like when they were kids? What kind of scrapes did they get into at school? And what was it like to go from being normal teenagers to AFL superstars? Find out all this and much more in Kicking Goals, the story of Adam and Michael's friendship in their own words, as told to Anita Heiss. www.go-foundation.org
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Another Night in Mullet Town

Another Night in Mullet Town

Steven Herrick

$19.95
ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- Jonah and Manx live in a quiet seaside town that has been discovered by the trendy set. Old houses are being turned into ugly mansions, and the newcomers don't understand the ties of a small community. Jonah wishes his parents would stop fighting, and that he had the courage to approach the intimidating Ella. School is a way to fill in time, fishing is a way of life and parties on the beach the main entertainment. One night the hi-jinks get out of hand, and Jonah has to work out what is really important, and how to fix the problems he finds himself plunged into. Told in Herrick's trademark free verse, the characters of Jonah and Manx are wonderfully realised. A fine work for teenagers and a pleasure to read! Lindy Jones

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People like you and me, Jonah, we drag down the price of everything we touch. Life for Jonah and Manx means fishing for mullet at the lake, watching their school mates party on Friday night and wishing they had the courage to talk to Ella and Rachel. But now their lakeside town is being sold off, life doesn't seem so simple. Manx holds a grudge against the wealthy blow-ins from the city and Jonah just wants his parents to stop arguing. One memorable night at the lake will change everything.
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Mr Chicken Lands on London

Mr Chicken Lands on London

Leigh Hobbs

$14.99
Mr Chicken can't wait another minute, so he finishes his breakfast, collects his camera and flies to London. He wants to see everything. Join Mr Chicken and let him show you his favourite city in all the world.
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I Will Love You Anyway

I Will Love You Anyway

Mick Inkpen ,  Chloe Inkpen

$14.99
I don't do 'sit!' I don't do 'stay!' But I will love you anyway. From the celebrated creators of Kipper, Wibbly Pig, and Zoe and Beans comes a picture book to treasure. Dog is very badly behaved - he destroys everything, chases cars and won't stop running away! But when he finds himself lost and alone there is one person he can count on.
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Snail and Turtle Rainy Days

Snail and Turtle Rainy Days

Stephen Michael King

$24.99
It's a rainy day and Turtle loves to splish, splosh, splash through the puddles.  'Good morning, Snail!' he cries.  But Snail doesn't feel like coming out of his shell. Turtle waits patiently and creates a beautiful shelter for his friend from the rainy days. Maybe Snail and the sun will come out tomorrow...
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Other-Wordly: Words Both Strange and Lovely from Around the World

Other-Wordly: Words Both Strange and Lovely from Around the World

Yee-Lum Mak ,  Kelsey Garrity-Riley

$27.99
Discover words to surprise, delight and enamor. Learn terms for the sunlight that filters through the leaves of trees, for dancing awkwardly but with relish, and for the look shared by two people who each wish the other would speak first. Other-Wordly is an irresistible gift for lovers of words and those lost for words alike.
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Ella Bella Ballerina and a Midsummer Night's Dream

Ella Bella Ballerina and a Midsummer Night's Dream

James Mayhew

$14.99
Everyone's favourite little dancer, Ella Bella Ballerina, steps out of fairytales and into the world of Shakespeare as she goes on a magical adventure in Fairyland, with Puck, King Oberon and Queen Titania. Who will the queen fall in love with when under the king's spell? And what will become of the hapless actor Bottom, transformed into a donkey? Beautifully illustrated and perfectly pitched for a young audience and all would-be prima ballerinas, and a wonderful very first introduction to the stories of the ballet and Shakespeare. From James Mayhew, the creator of the Katie series of books - featuring the hugely engaging Katie and making art an adventure for every child.
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Dragonfly Song

Dragonfly Song

Wendy Orr

$16.99
'There are two ways of looking at Aissa's story. She's the miracle girl who escaped the raiders. Or she's the cursed child who called the Bull King's ship to the island.' The firstborn daughter of a priestess is cast out as a baby, and after raiders kill her adopted family, she is abandoned at the gates of the Great Hall, anonymous and mute. Called No-Name, the cursed child, she is raised a slave, and not until she is twelve does she learn her name is Aissa: the dragonfly. Now every year the Bull King takes a tribute from the island: two thirteen-year-old children to brave the bloody bull dances in his royal court. None have ever returned - but for Aissa it is the only escape. Aissa is resilient, resourceful, and fast - but to survive the bull ring, she will have to learn the mystery of her true nature. A riveting, mythic Bronze Age adventure from award-winning author Wendy Orr.
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Sanitized for Your Protection: Timmy Failure #4

Sanitized for Your Protection: Timmy Failure #4

Stephan Pastis

$12.99
Without doubt the funniest of Timmy's memoirs yet. I've read it again and again and it makes me chuckle every time. This book even makes my dad chortle! Sam, age 11, Lovereading4Kids. Timmy Failure is back in award-winning author Stephan Pastis's fourth book in the New York Times bestselling series, perfect for fans of Wimpy Kid and Tom Gates. Shenanigans abound as Timmy Failure finds himself on a road trip with none other than notorious criminal Molly Moskins. Travelling halfway across the country to help your mother's boyfriend settle into his new job would be inconvenient for any detective, let alone the founder, president and CEO of Total Failure Inc, the world's greatest detective agency. Timmy has a case to solve, and nothing can stand in his way.
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The Journey

The Journey

Francesca Sanna ,  Francesca Sanna

$27.99
With haunting echoes of the current refugee crisis this beautifully illustrated book explores the unimaginable decisions made as a family leave their home and everything they know to escape the turmoil and tragedy brought by war. This book will stay with you long after the last page is turned.Francesca is an Italian illustrator and graphic designer who moved to Switzerland to follow her dream to work as an illustrator. She graduated in 2015 from the Lucerne School of Art and Design with a Master of Design with focus on Illustration. The Journey is her first picture book.
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For Keeps: A Treasury of Stories, Poems and Plays Celebrating 100 Years of the School Magazine

For Keeps: A Treasury of Stories, Poems and Plays Celebrating 100 Years of the School Magazine

The School Magazine

$29.99
ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- The School Magazine is the oldest continuous children's literary magazine in the world (and the second oldest magazine in Australia!) It has entertained, educated and enthralled children for a century and many adults have fond memories of anticipating each monthly issue when they were at school. (In fact, I know of some customers who still have their original copies!) Many of our best and brightest writers and illustrators got their start with the Magazine, and it still fosters emerging talent whilst attracting established contributors. Today it is published in four age levels, ten times every year. To celebrate its centenary, this beautifully produced anthology presents a delectable selection of extracts from editions throughout its history. Arranged in themes, with historic photographs that are guaranteed to evoke nostalgia in older readers, this is both a fascinating resource and a trip down memory lane for adults, whilst still managing to reproduce articles and stories that children of today can appreciate. Highly recommended! Lindy Jones

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Jump into this collection of literary gems. Discover some of the finest writing and illustration from the pages of the longest running children's magazine in the world.  Meet larrikins and chatterboxes, brave hearts and lost souls, best mates and wise elders. Encounter ghosts and fairies, monsters and aliens, a cranky parrot and a talking carrot. Make new friends you will treasure forever.  'The School Magazine' has been published continuously since 1916, inspiring a love of reading in Australian children for more than a century.  AGES: 8-12  Illustrated

For Keeps: A Treasury of Stories, Poems and Plays Celebrating 100 Years of the School Magazine at Abbey's Bookshop 131 York Street Sydney
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The Road to Winter

The Road to Winter

Mark Smith

$19.99
A survival story so enthralling the publisher is offering a money-back guarantee readers will love it: see back page for details. Since a deadly virus and the violence that followed killed his parents and wiped out most of his community, Finn has lived alone on the rugged coast with only his loyal dog Rowdy for company. He has stayed alive for two winters-hunting and fishing and trading food, and keeping out of sight of the Wilders, an armed and dangerous gang that controls the north, led by a ruthless man named Ramage. But Finn's isolation is shattered when a girl runs onto the be ach. Rose is a Siley-an asylum seeker-and she has escaped from Ramage, who had enslaved her and her younger sister, Kas. Rose is desperate, sick, and needs Finn's help. Kas is still missing somewhere out in the bush. And Ramage wants the girls back-at any cost. The Road to Winter is an unforgettable novel about survival, honour, friendship and love. It announces an extraordinary new talent.
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Jolly Foul Play

Jolly Foul Play

Robin Stevens

$16.99
This is the fantastic new mystery from the author of Murder Most Unladylike. Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong have returned to Deepdean for a new school term, but nothing is the same. There's a new Head Girl, Elizabeth Hurst, and a team of Prefects - and these bullying Big Girls are certainly not good eggs. Then, after the fireworks display on Bonfire Night, Elizabeth is found - murdered. Many girls at Deepdean had reason to hate Elizabeth, but who might have committed such foul play? Could the murder be linked to the secrets and scandals, scribbled on scraps of paper, that are suddenly appearing around the school? And with their own friendship falling to pieces, how will Daisy and Hazel solve this mystery?
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Forgetting Foster

Forgetting Foster

Dianne Touchell

$19.99
ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- Foster is seven and an only child of loving parents. He and his Dad have a particularly strong bond, so when his dad starts to forget things, it seems like the funny jokes they share. What the reader rapidly recognises though, is that it is no laughing matter - Alzheimers is claiming his father. As his dad's condition worsens, Foster is left behind in all sorts of ways - as a child he is not consulted, not told what is happening, expected to behave (even as his father regresses to a childhood without boundaries) and generally alienated. While there can't be a happy ending in such a scenario, this is not a bleak book, nor does it hold out false hope, but it does have a strong message of resilience and eventually finding the way to cope. Lindy Jones

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Foster suddenly recognised the feeling that rolled over him and made him feel sick. It was this: Dad was going away somewhere all on his own. And Foster was already missing him... Foster Sumner is seven years old. He likes toy soldiers, tadpole hunting, going to school and the beach. Best of all, he likes listening to his dad's stories... But then Foster's dad starts forgetting things. No one is too worried at first. Foster and Dad giggle about it. But the forgetting gets worse. And suddenly no one is laughing anymore... A heartbreaking story about what it means to forget and to be forgotten.
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Survival Strategies of the Almost Brave

Survival Strategies of the Almost Brave

Jen White ,  Christine Barcellona

$14.99
After their mother's death, twelve year old Liberty and her eight year old sister are sent to live with their father, whom they haven't seen in years. Things are great at first; the girls are so excited to get to know their father, who, for the summer, is traveling around in an RV. But soon the pressure becomes too much for him, and he abandons the girls at the Jiffy Company Gas Station. Instead of waiting for someone to come to their rescue, Liberty takes matters into her own hands. On the sisters' journey to get home, they encounter a menacing gas station attendant, a tattooed trucker, a woman who lives with many very unusual pets, and a host of other characters. When all seems lost, they get some help from an unlikely source, and they learn that sometimes you have to get a little bit lost to be found.
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Trouble and the Missing Cat

Trouble and the Missing Cat

Cate Whittle ,  Stephen Michael King

$9.99
Trouble is in trouble at Georgia's school. He has been banned from coming any more. He did a vertical landing in the playground and broke all the asphalt, and there are those burn marks on the oval!  And then Georgia has to solve the mystery of Mrs Jones missing cat, Tibbles.
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The Wrath and the Dawn

The Wrath and the Dawn

Renee Ahdieh ,  Renaee Ahdieh

$22.99
Every dawn brings horror to a different family in a land ruled by a killer. Khalid, the eighteen-year-old Caliph of Khorasan, takes a new bride each night only to have her executed at sunrise. So it is a suspicious surprise when sixteen-year-old Shahrzad volunteers to marry Khalid. But she does so with a clever plan to stay alive and exact revenge on the Caliph for the murder of her best friend and countless other girls. Shazi s wit and will, indeed, get her through to the dawn that no others have seen, but with a catch... she's falling in love with the very boy who killed her dearest friend. She discovers that the murderous boy-king is not all that he seems and neither are the deaths of so many girls. Shazi is determined to uncover the reason for the murders and to break the cycle once and for all.
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Alison Hubble

Alison Hubble

Allan Ahlberg ,  Bruce Ingman

$16.99
Alison Hubble is shocked when she wakes up to find a twin in the bed next to her. And she keeps doubling...and doubling...and doubling! This is a fantastically funny and completely clever new picture book from the critically-acclaimed pair behind The Pencil and The Runaway Dinner.
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Albert and Little Henry

Albert and Little Henry

Jez Alborough

$16.99
The perfect picture book for a family preparing for a new addition, Jez Alborough is at his best when putting himself in a young child's shoes. Albert is not a little puppy any more, Albert is a big dog! But when his baby brother Henry comes along, something very strange happens ...he starts to feel small. Discover how Albert learns to feel big again in this adorable tale about new siblings, from the award-winning author of Hug.
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Thunder Boy Jr.

Thunder Boy Jr.

Sherman Alexie ,  Yuyi Morales

$28.99
Thunder Boy Jr. is named after his dad, but he wants a name that's all his own. Just because people call his dad Big Thunder doesn't mean he wants to be Little Thunder. He wants a name that celebrates something cool he's done, like Touch the Clouds, Not Afraid of Ten Thousand Teeth, or Full of Wonder. But just when Thunder Boy Jr. thinks all hope is lost, he and his dad pick the perfect name...a name that is sure to light up the sky. National Book Award-winner Sherman Alexie's lyrical text and Caldecott Honor-winner Yuyi Morales's striking and beautiful illustrations celebrate the special relationship between father and son.
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Wiggle and the Whale: A Book of Funny Friends

Wiggle and the Whale: A Book of Funny Friends

Roger Priddy

$12.99
A tale of 20 endearing Alphaprints characters written in engaging, rhythmic, rhyming text that is fun to read aloud and share. From Wiggle the jellyfish and his big best buddy Whale, to King Louis the crocodile and his shy friend, Chameleon, the story is a celebration of friendship in its many different forms, from the oddest couples to friends who are just made for each other. Unique and imaginative artwork style, with huge appeal to children and adults alike, taking fingerprint pictures and adding photographs of everyday things for children to spot.
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The Wrong Side of the Bed

The Wrong Side of the Bed

Edward Ardizzone

$24.99
This classic and touching tale by Edward Ardizzone is brought back into print in 2016. One day, Johnny gets out on the wrong side of the bed. His day starts badly and gets worse from there - until he finds a sixpence and decides to turn things around. This wordless story, told only by Ardizzone's trademark cross-hatched illustrations, is a heartwarming story about the very familiar feeling of nothing going your way.
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A Welcome Song for Baby

A Welcome Song for Baby

Marsha Diane Arnold ,  Sophie Allsopp

$19.99
Mummy's tummy is growing round - the new baby's coming. What will I do, I wonder, to welcome the new baby? As the seasons pass, Emma makes her own song from the sounds she hears, all to share with her new little brother when he finally arrives. This sweet, lyrical story is a celebration of sounds and seasons, nature and family. This is a beautiful, reassuring book, perfect for any child preparing for a new little sister or brother.
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Dem Bones

Dem Bones

Bob Barner

$14.99
Sing along with a colourful skeleton band in this exuberant rendition of a traditional most-loved African-American spiritual, passed down by word of mouth for generations. Today, it's usually sung by children as a way to learn anatomy, rhyme and language. With its vibrant paper collage illustrations and rollicking read-aloud verse, this perfect introduction to the human body makes a wonderful addition to both home and classroom libraries and is a fun treat for Halloween!
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Ruby on the Outside

Ruby on the Outside

Nora Raleigh Baskin

$12.99
Ruby s mom is in prison, and to tell anyone the truth is to risk true friendship in this novel that accurately and sensitively addresses a subject too often overlooked from the author of The Summer Before Boys. Eleven-year-old Ruby Danes is about to start middle school, and only her aunt knows her deepest, darkest, secret: her mother is in prison. Then Margalit Tipps moves into Ruby s condo complex, and the two immediately hit it off. Ruby thinks she s found her first true-blue friend but can she tell Margalit the truth about her mom? Maybe not. Because it turns out that Margalit s family history seems closely connected to the very event that put her mother in prison, and if Ruby comes clean, she could lose everything she cares about most.
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Oh Albert, How Could You?

Oh Albert, How Could You?

Davina Francesca Bell ,  Sara Acton

$24.99
Oh Albert, how could you? was inspired by a newspaper article of the same name about a boxer with a penchant for destroying his owner's home and belongings (resulting in bills of over $40,000!). Following a week in the life of a busy family, the story as much a celebration of contemporary Australian domestic life as it is the story of a greedy but loveable family pet. Many children will recognise the rhythms of their own families in the busy chaos of this household's routine, where the days of the week correspond to extracurricular activities. At its heart, this is the story of the strong bond of love that children share with animals, and the unifying role that pets play in family life.
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The Notorious Pagan Jones

The Notorious Pagan Jones

Nina Berry

$19.99
The year is 1961. The place is Berlin, where the East German government reports "no plans to close the borders." And disgraced Hollywood starlet Pagan Jones is about to be released from juvie and sent to film a new movie in the shadow of the Berlin Wall...

Pagan Jones went from America's sweetheart to fallen angel in one fateful night in 1960: the night a car accident killed her whole family. Pagan was behind the wheel and driving drunk. Nine months later, she's stuck in the Lighthouse Reformatory for Wayward Girls and tortured by her guilt — not to mention the sadistic Miss Edwards, who takes special delight in humiliating the once-great Pagan Jones.

But all of that is about to change. Pagan's old agent shows up with a mysterious studio executive, Devin Black, and an offer. Pagan will be released from juvenile detention if she accepts a juicy role in a comedy directed by award-winning director Bennie Wexler. The shoot starts in West Berlin in just three days. If Pagan's going to do it, she has to decide fast — and she has to agree to a court-appointed "guardian," the handsome yet infuriating Devin, who's too young, too smooth, and too sophisticated to be some studio flack.

The offer's too good to be true, Berlin's in turmoil and Devin Black knows way too much about her — there's definitely something fishy going on. But if anyone can take on a divided city, a scheming guardian and the criticism of a world that once adored her, it's the notorious Pagan Jones. What could go wrong?

Nina Berry's sparkling new novel takes readers from the glamour of 1960s Hollywood to the intrigue of East Germany.
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Origami Heart

Origami Heart

Binny ,  Binny

$14.99
Kabuki is a lovely neat rabbit boy who likes everything to be just so, from his bow tie to his snow pea tea. But one thing is missing from Kabuki's perfect life: someone to share it with. He must find a way to make a friend in the big, bustling city. Readers of all ages will fall in love with Kabuki and his lushly illustrated world. Binny's work in ORIGAMI HEART has won the Illustrators Australia Silver Category (Book - Single) Award 2015.
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Vincent's Starry Night and Other Stories: A Children's History of Art

Vincent's Starry Night and Other Stories: A Children's History of Art

Michael Bird ,  Kate Evans

$45.00
An enthralling journey through 40,000 years of art, from prehistoric cave paintings right up to the present day. Discover artists and their art around the world, in exciting and imaginative tales about artists and the way they created their work. Written by educator and art historian Michael Bird, and illustrated by Kate Evans, the book also features reproductions of the famous artworks discussed, a comprehensive timeline of events, and extra feature spreads on places connected with art. This is a beautiful and engaging introduction to art for any home or school library.
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Mr Galliano's Circus: Story Collection

Mr Galliano's Circus: Story Collection

Enid Blyton

$19.99
A classic selection of stories to read and share by one of the world's best-loved children's authors, Enid Blyton. Mr Galliano's famous circus has come to town! Join young Jimmy Brown and his family as they enter a thrilling world of incredible animals, colourful clowns and daring acrobats. Meet cheeky chimps, kindly elephants, fearsome tigers and one very special little dog called Lucky, as Jimmy discovers what it takes to become part of Mr Galliano's Circus. This book was previously published as The Circus Collection. It comprises three full-length books: Mr. Galliano's Circus (1938), Hurrah for the Circus! (1939) and Circus Days Again (1942), containing 26 stories in total.
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One Very Big Bear

One Very Big Bear

Alice Briere-Haquet ,  Olivier Philipponneau ,  Raphaele Enjary

$21.99
As far as he can tell, Bear is the biggest thing around. He might even be a giant! It's not long before other, smaller animals set him straight in this charmingly illustrated book about counting and relative size. Together, two walruses, three foxes and so on, are the same size as Bear, each teasing him for foolishly thinking that there is nothing bigger than he. When six sardines arrive to tell Bear that together, they are just as big as he is, Bear has had enough and gobbles them up for breakfast.
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The Puffin Book of Nursery Rhymes

The Puffin Book of Nursery Rhymes

Raymond Briggs

$39.99
With over 250 nursery rhymes, including both well-known favourites and hidden gems, this collection has something for every child. Beautiful illustrated by Raymond Briggs, the much-loved creator of the Snowman, this revised edition of a famous classic first won the Kate Greenaway in 1966 and is now available again for a whole new generation.
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The Human Body

The Human Body

Carron Brown ,  Rachael Saunders

$19.99
Discover the secrets of the human body with this beautiful new Shine-a-Light title. Children can see muscles flex as a football is kicked, watch food travel through the digestive system as an apple is eaten, and take a peek at the skeleton holding a small boy upright while his height is measured. Sleep, dreaming, growing, and illness are also included, along with many other secrets of the human body. The unique design of the book allows children to discover a hidden image by holding the page up to a bright light, or shining a torch behind the page.
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Secrets of Animal Camouflage: A Shine-A-Light Book

Secrets of Animal Camouflage: A Shine-A-Light Book

Carron Brown

$19.99
New light is thrown on the secrets of animal camouflage in this delightfully illustrated new Shine-a-Light title.

Children will discover how animals hide by ingeniously adapting to their environment. From stick insects hiding on branches to the extraordinary owl butterly with wing patterns which resemble the eyes of an owl, the simple text and beautiful illustrations reveal the secrets of this spectacular world. The unique design of the book allows children to discover a 'hidden' image by holding the page up to a bright light. For children aged 3 and up, this is the perfect introduction to the hidden mysteries of the natural world.
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My Teacher is a Monster! (No, I am Not)

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

Peter Brown

$14.99
Bobby has a problem at school. It's his teacher, Miss Kirby. She stomps, she roars, and she won't even let him throw paper aeroplanes in class... what a monster! One day the unthinkable happens when Bobby bumps into Miss Kirby outside school. However, he soon finds out there's more to her than meets the eye. This beautifully illustrated and brilliantly funny book from award-winning artist Peter Brown shows that monsters, and teachers, are not always as bad as they seem.
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To Wee or Not to Wee

To Wee or Not to Wee

Pamela Butchart ,  Thomas Flintham

$12.99
When Izzy (star of the Baby Aliens series) is asked to tell her friends some exciting stories, she thinks of Macbeth - there are battles, loads of gore, excellent witches and even walking trees! Soon her friends want more, so she moves on to A Midsummer Night's Dream (a man with a donkey's head called Bottom!), Romeo and Juliet (kissing - eew!) and Hamlet (who left that skull lying about?) and now everyone wants to know more about the Bard!Four hilarious retellings of Shakespeare's plays by the Blue Peter Award-winning duo Pamela Butchart and Thomas Flintham. Celebrating 400 years since the death of Shakespeare.
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Where Do Clothes Come from?

Where Do Clothes Come from?

Christine Butterworth ,  Lucia Gaggiotti

$16.99
A lively look at materials and technological processes for young children, with stylish illustrations. The sequel to Lunchbox: The Story of Your Food looks at the processes involved in making the clothes we wear. It traces the journey of a bale of cotton from the field where it was harvested to the factories where it is cleaned, carded and combed, dyed, spun into thread, then woven into cloth and made into a pair of jeans. It also shows how wool is turned into a jumper, artificial fibres created for a football kit, a party dress made out of silk, plastic bottles recycled into a fleece, and how latex from rubber trees becomes a pair of wellies. This fascinating book on technological processes succeeds in being young, child-centred and friendly, but also packs in an enormous amount of information.
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Steve Goes to Carnival

Steve Goes to Carnival

Joshua Button ,  Robyn Wells

$24.95
Age range 3 to 6 Steve is a gorilla who lives at a zoo in Rio. In the evenings, he listens to jazz on the radio with his friend, Antonio the zookeeper. One night, Steve is feeling a little lonely and so he lifts the latch of his cage door and goes off to search for Antonio. At the tram stop outside the zoo, he finds a hat - the perfect disguise. Steve climbs aboard a tram and rides down the hillside, past the favelas and into the city. It is carnival time in Rio! Fireworks explode in the sky and sequinned dancers shimmy along the avenue. 'Feliz Carnaval' cry the sambistas. Steve follows the sounds of a saxophone and discovers his friend Antonio playing in a quartet at the Blue Jaguar Jazz Club. When a beautiful dancer steps on to the dance floor, Steve takes her by the hand. They twirl and twist to the music until suddenly, Steve's hat falls off to reveal he is a gorilla! Calmly, the dancer puts Steve's hat back on his head and they spin this way and that way, this way and that way, all the way to dawn.
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Living the Dream!: Tiny Timmy #3

Living the Dream!: Tiny Timmy #3

Tim Cahill

$12.99
Tiny Timmy dreams of playing for Australia when he grows up.  He'll have to work hard to make that happen, but now he has a chance to be out on the field with his heroes at their big game!  All he needs to do is win the soccer trick competition.  Can he show off his skills in time?  Find out if Timmy has what it takes!
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When an Elephant Falls in Love

When an Elephant Falls in Love

Davide Cali ,  Alice Lotti

$27.99
When an elephant falls in love, he does many foolish things. He hides when the elephant of his affection is near, and he writes dozens of letters that he will never send. Until, one day, the doorbell rings, and everything changes, proving that love can happen to anyone, even elephants. A touching ode to the sweet and silly things done in the name of love, set in a distinctive art style that is at once graphic and commercial.

A picture book for all ages about an elephant's quest for love and connection.
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The Nonsense Show

The Nonsense Show

Eric Carle

$16.99
Ducks growing out of bananas? A mouse catching a cat? What's wrong with this book? Yes, there's something strange, something funny and even downright preposterous on every page of this book (and even the cover!). But it's not a mistake - it's nonsense! And it's also surrealism. Nonsense lies at the heart of many beloved nursery rhymes. Children readily accept odd statements like the cow jumped over the moon and the dish ran away with the spoon. This fanciful bending of reality is also basic to surrealism. In this book, nonsense and surrealism combine to spark creativity and imagination. What's true? What's impossible? What's absolutely absurd? From Eric Carle, creator of the classic, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, comes a book to make children laugh and think, preparing them for a lifetime of loving both words and art.
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Lewis Carroll ,  Alison Jay

$27.99
Classed as one of the world s most influential novels of non-sensical rhymes Originally published in November 1865, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland has inspired children and adults alike in the 150 years since From tea with the Mad Hatter to a game of croquet with the Queen of Hearts, Alice s adventures are filled with wonder, delight and occasional frustration. Dotted with iconic characters, frustrating riddles and memorable quotations, Lewis Caroll s classic tale is a satirical masterpiece that has inspired countless adaptations. Follow Alice down the rabbit hole, as she sets off on a fantastical journey that has inspired children and adults alike in the 150 years since its original publication.
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The Hunting of the Snark

The Hunting of the Snark

Lewis Carroll ,  Chris Riddell ,  Chris Riddell

$24.99
They sought it with thimbles, they sought it with care; They pursued it with forks and hope; They threatened its life with a railway-share; They charmed it with smiles and soap. Lewis Carroll's magnificent nonsense poem The Hunting of the Snark features an unlikely cast of characters drawn from the Jabberwocky in Through the Looking Glass. This irresistible version is illustrated, and has an introduction by, Chris Riddell. This is a luxury edition with both black and white and colour artwork, ribbon marker and metallic blue sprayed edges. It was first published by Macmillan in 1876.
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The Home-Made Cat Cafe: Poppy's Place #1

The Home-Made Cat Cafe: Poppy's Place #1

Katrina Charman ,  Lucy Truman

$16.99
Eleven-year-old Isla lives with her mum, older sister Tilda and younger brother Milo. When Grandad dies, the family persuade Gran to come and stay for the summer - they're desperate to make her smile again. Then Isla hears about Poppy, a cat Mum's treating at the vets where she works. Isla persuades Mum to let Poppy come and stay - it'll be great company for Gran... and for her (she's always wanted a cat). Little do they realize the chain of events that will unfold with Poppy's arrival... Gran starts baking again, Tilda starts up a blog for Poppy, the house becomes full of cats and Isla comes up with a crazy idea to solve the problem... a cat cafe!
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Trouble at the Cat Cafe: Poppy's Place #2

Trouble at the Cat Cafe: Poppy's Place #2

Katrina Charman ,  Lucy Truman

$16.99
The second book in this heart-warming series about the residents of Poppy's Place cat cafe! <br. Isla is overjoyed that Mum has agreed to look into the idea of opening a cat cafe. It means Poppy and Roo can be the family's forever cats, and there'll be lots of other cats coming and going, too! But as they research the idea, the 'to do' list just gets longer. Can the family rally together to solve the problems or will this be the end of Isla's dream?
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Who What Where?

Who What Where?

Olivier Tallec

$29.99
In this charming follow-up to 2015's hit Who Done It?, each page asks the reader a question about the lineup of characters featured on the spread. Sharp eyes and keen observation are necessary. There's only one right answer, and it's not always easy! Kids will love learning early concepts like expressions and positions as a natural consequence of their hunt for clues in the details of the lineup. It's a book for all audiences: the seek-and-find call to action of every page makes Who What Where? a wonderful lap or parent read, while the whimsical art, distinctive horizontal format and hip exposed board ensures this book will be equally appealing as coffee table decor.
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The Gobbledygook is Eating a Book

The Gobbledygook is Eating a Book

Justine Clarke ,  Arthur Baysting ,  Tom Jellett

$14.99
Something is coming. Can you see? It snuffles and gruffles. What can it be? Look! Look! It's a Gobbledygook! It's ripping up pages and eating a book! A rollicking tale, full of irresistible rhyme and song-like rhythm, of a little girl who takes on the task of introducing a slightly out-of-control monster to the joys of reading.
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An Author's Odyssey: The Land of Stories #5

An Author's Odyssey: The Land of Stories #5

Chris Colfer

$24.99
The 5th book in the No.1 New York Times bestselling series by Chris Colfer In the highly anticipated continuation of the Land of Stories series, Conner learns that the only place to fight the Masked Man's literary army is inside his own short stories! When the twins and their friends enter worlds crafted from Conner's imagination, finding allies no one else could have ever dreamed of, the race begins to put an end to the Masked Man's reign of terror. Can the twins finally restore peace in the fairy tale world?
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This Train

This Train

Paul Collicutt

$12.99
Using a refreshingly simple approach, Paul Collicutt has crafted the perfect book for young railroad enthusiasts. Each page features a vividly coloured and detailed painting of a train, and the spreads show how the trains are different - long and short, fast and slow, old and new. There are two opening and closing spreads that feature captioned renderings of real-life engine models from all over the world that were the inspirations for the trains if depicted throughout the book.
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Now!

Now!

Tracey Corderoy ,  Tim Warnes

$14.99
Archie's back! And he's finding waiting a little bit hard. There are SO many fun things to do. The problem is, he just can't wait! Archie wants to do everything ...NOW! This hilarious picture book, starring adorable little rhino Archie, is a must for fans of No!, Why? and More! With laugh-out-loud writing from Tracey Corderoy (The Magical Snow Garden, Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam) and fun illustrations from Tim Warnes (The Great Cheese Robbery, Dangerous!), Now! is the perfect story to share with impatient toddlers who want everything ...NOW!
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Maisy Goes to Bed

Maisy Goes to Bed

Lucy Cousins ,  Lucy Cousins

$16.99
Help Maisy get ready for bed in this charming and original children's book by the multi-award-winning Lucy Cousins that was first published by Walker Books twenty-five years ago. Lift the flaps and pull the tabs, it's time for Maisy to go to bed! First she drinks her bedtime drink, then she has to brush her teeth, wash her hands, put on her pyjamas and read her book. There's lots to do. Visit her amazing website - www.maisyfun.com - for activities, newsletters, games and more.
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William

William

Richmal Crompton ,  Thomas Henry ,  Lauren Child

$14.99
Everyone's favourite troublemaker, William Brown, is back in this hilarious collection of stories from the classic Just William series - now with a gorgeous new cover illustrated by the award-winning Lauren Child. Greyhound racing was a wonderfully exciting idea. After all, William's dog, Jumble was as likely to be a greyhound as anything, and surely no one would mind the Outlaws borrowing another dog to race against him. Would they? This tousle-headed, snub-nosed, hearty, lovable imp of mischief has been harassing his unfortunate family and delighting his admirers since 1922.
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William the Bad

William the Bad

Richmal Crompton ,  Thomas Henry ,  Chris Garbutt

$14.99
Everyone's favourite troublemaker is back in William the Bad now with a fun and contemporary new cover illustrated by Chris Garbutt. William doesn't understand why he's not invited to Robert and Ethel's fancy-dress party - what could possibly go wrong? Desperate for an invite, his search for the perfect costume causes mayhem. Somehow nothing ever goes to plan when William the Bad is around! There is only one William. This tousle-headed, snub-nosed, hearty, lovable imp of mischief has been harassing his unfortunate family and delighting his admirers since 1922.
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William the Good

William the Good

Richmal Crompton ,  Thomas Henry ,  Liz Pichon

$14.99
William is up to his old tricks in William the Good, a hilarious collection of stories with a gorgeous new cover illustrated by the award-winning Liz Pichon. Clarence Bergson is such a pain. He's always getting in the way of William's ideas and games. When Clarence starts to make friends with the lovely Miss Holding, he has gone too far - it's time for William to take action. Being good has suddenly become very difficult! There is only one William. This tousle-headed, snub-nosed, hearty, lovable imp of mischief has been harassing his unfortunate family and delighting his hundreds of thousands of admirers since 1922.
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William's Happy Days

William's Happy Days

Richmal Crompton ,  Thomas Henry ,  Steven Lenton

$14.99
Everyone's favourite troublemaker, William Brown, is back in a hilarious collection of classic Just William stories - now with a brand new cover-look illustrated by Steven Lenton. When William's mother offers him a birthday party, he is suspicious - what's the catch? Convinced that he will have to do something boring in exchange, William refuses to be caught out. But offers of food, a pet, even hidden treasure are very hard to refuse ...This tousle-headed, snub-nosed, hearty, lovable imp of mischief has been harassing his unfortunate family and delighting his admirers since 1922.
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Hush, Little Possum: An Australian Lullaby (Includes CD)

Hush, Little Possum: An Australian Lullaby (Includes CD)

P. Crumble ,  Wendy Binks

$12.99
Hush, little possum, don't you cry,  Mama will keep you safe and dry.    When the sky starts to rumble and the rain begins to fall, brave Mama possum hurries to find somewhere to keep her baby safe and warm.
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The T-Rex Handbook

The T-Rex Handbook

Julius T. Csotonyi ,  Brian Switek ,  Julius Csotonyi

$19.99
Everyone's favorite dinosaur comes to life in an all-new, dinosaur-skin textured handbook: the terrifying Tyrannosaurus rex! Discover the most dangerous predators that ever roamed the planet in this exciting new exploration of the T. Rex and other big, bad carnivores, featuring a unique cover that feels like dinosaur-skin!
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One Step

One Step

Andrew Daddo

$19.99
Dylan is struggling. He's struggling with the acne that has declared war on his face; struggling with his pushy younger sister; with his nagging mum and his dad who never has time for him anymore; struggling with his old phone-me-down; and struggling with his constant preoccupation with girls, and what might happen if he manages to snag one. Struggling, but surviving. But when Dylan's creative writing piece is read out in class, it sets off a chain of events that sends him on a frantic roller coaster of emotions culminating in a revelation that could make or break his survival. Hilariously funny yet painfully poignant. This is a powerful and insightful story from a well-loved Australian writer.
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George's Marvellous Medicine

George's Marvellous Medicine

Roald Dahl ,  Quentin Blake

$19.99
Phizzwhizzing new cover look and branding for the World's NUMBER ONE Storyteller! George Kranky's Grandma is a miserable grouch. George really hates that horrid old witchy woman. One Saturday morning, George is in charge of giving Grandma her medicine. So-ho! Ah-ha! Ho-hum! George knows exactly what to do. A magic medicine it will be. One that will either cure her completely... or blow off the top of her head. WARNING: Do not try to make George's Marvellous Medicine yourselves at home. It could be dangerous.
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The Twits

The Twits

Roald Dahl ,  Quentin Blake

$19.99
Phizzwhizzing new cover look and branding for the World's NUMBER ONE Storyteller! Mr Twit is a foul and smelly man with bits of cornflake and sardine in his beard. Mrs Twit is a horrible old hag with a glass eye. Together they make the nastiest couple you could ever hope not to meet. Down in their garden, the Twits keep Muggle-Wump the monkey and his family locked in a cage. But not for much longer, because the monkeys are planning to trick the terrible Twits, once and for all...
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Where Do Babies Come from?: Lift-The-Flap First Questions & Answers

Where Do Babies Come from?: Lift-The-Flap First Questions & Answers

Katie Daynes ,  Christine Pym

$19.99
A delightful way for young children to discover where babies come from - from baby humans to kittens, caterpillars and kangaroos. Young children can lift the flaps to find out how babies are made, when they are born, what new babies need and how they grow. A charming, age-appropriate introduction to the facts of life to share with young children.
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Questions and Answers About Space: Lift-the-Flap

Questions and Answers About Space: Lift-the-Flap

Katie Daynes ,  Peter Donnelly

$19.99
With over 60 flaps to lift, this delightful book answers questions such as  Where have people visited in space? ,  What's a cosmonaut? ,  Why can't I see stars in daytime?  and lots more what, where, how, why, and yes or no questions with answers beneath the flaps. Internet links take children to carefully selected websites to find out more.
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Rotten Romans: Horrible Histories

Rotten Romans: Horrible Histories

Terry Deary ,  Martin Brown

$14.99
All the foul facts about the Rotten Romans are ready to uncover, including what Roman soldiers wore under their kilts and how ancient Britons got their hair nice and spiky. Refreshed with a fantastic new design for 2016, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans.
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Terrifying Tudors: Horrible Histories

Terrifying Tudors: Horrible Histories

Terry Deary ,  Martin Brown

$14.99
All the foul facts about the Terrifying Tudors are ready to uncover, including who invited Queen Lizzie to visit his brand new toilet and what you get when you sew the front of a chicken to the back of a pig. Refreshed with a fantastic new design for 2016, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans.
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Vile Victorians: Horrible Histories

Vile Victorians: Horrible Histories

Terry Deary ,  Martin Brown

$14.99
All the foul facts about the Vile Victorians are ready to uncover, including the murderers who wouldn't hang, when the first public loo was flushed and how stag hunting took place in Paddington Station. Refreshed with a fantastic new design for 2016, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans.
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Charlie Chick Goes to School

Charlie Chick Goes to School

Nick Denchfield ,  Ant Parker

$12.99
Charlie is a little chick with a BIG personality! Join him as he gets ready for school. Young readers will love seeing Charlie brought to life by ingenious paper engineering and eye catching pops. See him waking up to the alarm clock, eating his crackling cereal and racing to school. Will he get there before all his friends and in time for the bell? Open the gatefold flaps at the end to find out! The original Charlie Chick is one of Campbell's best-loved titles. This time Charlie is back with a new adventure that is sure to keep little ones giggling at storytime. charlie chick goes to school has all the hallmarks of a new Campbell classic. Also available: charlie chick, charlie chick learns to fly, frankie frog
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Charlie Chick Learns to Fly

Charlie Chick Learns to Fly

Nick Denchfield

$12.99
Charlie Chick is a little chick with a BIG attitude. Today he is determined to learn how to fly. He's trying very hard. He jumps, he flaps and he leaps ...but will he make it? Eye-catching pops, bright illustrations and a surprise fold-out ending bring this funny book to life. With paper engineering by Nick Denchfield and illustrations by Ant Parker, Charlie Chick Learns to Fly is the perfect book for teaching little people about trying hard (and having a giggle about it too)! Also available: Charlie Chick, Charlie Chick Goes to School
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Findout!: Ancient Rome

Findout!: Ancient Rome

DK

$14.99
DKfindout! Ancient Rome takes kids back in time to discover what life was like in Ancient Rome. With beautiful photography, lively illustrations, and key curriculum information, the DKfindout! series will satisfy any child who is eager to learn and acquire facts - and keep them coming back for more! For any kid that can't get enough Roman facts, DKfindout! Ancient Rome is packed with information, quizzes, fun facts and incredible images of every aspect of Roman life. Discover what Romans would have put in their shopping baskets, how to decode Roman numerals, and go into battle with the gladiators. Immerse yourself in Ancient Rome with DKfindout!
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Findout!: Science

Findout!: Science

DK

$14.99
DKfindout! Science teaches kids everything they would want to know about the exciting world of science. With beautiful photography, lively illustrations, and key curriculum information, the DKfindout! series will satisfy any child who is eager to learn and acquire facts - and keep them coming back for more! For any child that can't get enough science, DKfindout! Science is packed with fun facts, quizzes, amazing photography and key curriculum text introducing all the key topics for age 6+ readers covering everything from light and electricity, to animals and parts of the body. You can discover how to make a rainbow and all about the states of matter. DKfindout! Science will spark the imagination of children while providing inspiration for science fair projects.
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Findout!: Solar System

Findout!: Solar System

DK

$14.99
DKfindout! Solar System teaches kids everything they would want to know about the awe-inspiring solar system. With beautiful photography, lively illustrations, and key curriculum information, the DKfindout! series will satisfy any child who is eager to learn and acquire facts - and keep them coming back for more! From the planets to meteorites all a budding astronomer needs to know is packed DKfindout! Solar System. Packed with fun facts, quizzes and amazing photography the key curriculum topics are brought to life. Discover what the weather is like on Jupiter, or take a trip across Mars with the rover mission. DKfindout! Solar System will spark the imagination of any child interested in space.
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Findout!: Volcanoes

Findout!: Volcanoes

DK

$14.99
DKfindout! Volcanoes teaches kids everything they would want to know about the explosive world of volcanoes. With beautiful photography, lively illustrations, and key curriculum information, the DKfindout! series will satisfy any child who is eager to learn and acquire facts - and keep them coming back for more! DKfindout! Volcanoes is packed with fun facts for kids, quizzes and amazing photography. Discover what the biggest volcano in the solar system is, and which type of lava is the stickiest. Covering key curriculum knowledge, such as the structure of a volcano, and fast facts, such as how hot is lava? kids will love finding out about volcanoes.
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First Dinosaur Encyclopedia

First Dinosaur Encyclopedia

DK

$19.99
Help your child meet their favourite dinosaurs face-to-face with First Dinosaur Encyclopedia. They'll discover where dinosaurs came from, how they lived and what happened to them as well as interesting facts like which was the tallest dinosaur and who laid the largest dinosaur egg. From unearthing fossils to well-known dinosaurs like Velociraptor and Tyrannosaurus rex, kids will love getting their teeth into this exciting encyclopedia. Perfect for homework or just for fun, let your child take a stomp into the prehistoric world!
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DK Guide to Space

DK Guide to Space

DK

$16.99
Take a star-studded tour through the solar system and beyond with DK Guide to Space. With photographs from the Hubble Space Telescope and NASA's space probes, you will see the birth of new stars and distant worlds, and find out all the latest discoveries about planets, moons and galaxies. Did you know that a Mars day lasts 25 hours or that Saturn is the only planet that would float in a bucket of water? You can learn all about space shuttles and space travel. You can explore the wonders of the solar system and beyond, and learn hundreds of amazing facts about space with DK Guide to Space.
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Football School

Football School

DK

$9.99
Football School is a Starting to Read Alone book. These short stories for children have longer sentences and increased vocabulary that develop confidence and build literacy skills. DK Reads prove that good reads build great readers. Meet Josh, he's off to Football School to train with a mix of young soccer stars. Although a great striker, Josh needs to overcome his nerves when it counts in his first match against the team's biggest rivals. Football School is part of the DK Reads series, a three-level reading scheme of children's short stories that help kids become confident readers, featuring engaging and illustrated topics. Interactive aspects such as football tips, team positions and referee advice which provide an element of fun while supporting the story and national curriculum. DK Reads is created in consultation with literacy experts and adheres to levelled reading scheme guidelines so the grammar, vocabulary and content are absolutely right.
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Knights and Castles

Knights and Castles

DK

$12.99
Read about impressive castles and famous medieval knights! Investigate the defences and life in the greatest medieval castles and the chivalrous and heroic actions of best-known knights. DK's innovative range of graded readers combines a highly visual approach with non-fiction narratives that children will want to read. DK Reader Knights and Castles is a level 3 reader, offering exciting and captivating narratives for children starting to read on their own. More text and more complex sentence structures are presented to help develop confidence in reading. There's a DK Reader for every child!
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Snooze with Hairy Maclary: A Touch and Feel Book

Snooze with Hairy Maclary: A Touch and Feel Book

Lynley Dodd

$17.99
Everyone's sleepy, in need of a snooze. What place do they go to? Which spot do they choose? After some frolicsome fun, Hairy and his gang are ready for a nap. But where will they choose to sleep? This delightful touch-and-feel tale starring the rascally Hairy Maclary and his rollicking gang of friends is all about taking a nap. Or at least, it's about trying to take a nap.a LIttle readers will love exploring the different textures on each page -aHairy Maclary's shaggy tummy as he snoozes in the shade; fluffy Mushroom Magee asleep on a window ledge; tree trunks, bricks and picketafence palings; soft, sleek Slinky Malinki curled up in a ball; and Scarface Claw with his salt-and-pepper coat, who keeps one eye open at all times. Featuring illustrations from the Hairy Maclary and Friends series, this all-new rhyming story is told with Dame Lynley Dodd's signature fun and humour.
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Who's on the Farm? A What the Ladybird Heard Book

Who's on the Farm? A What the Ladybird Heard Book

Julia Donaldson

$14.99
Who can you find down on the farm? Based on Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks' bestselling picture books, What the Ladybird Heard and What the Ladybird Heard Next, children will love lifting the large flaps in this bright and cheery board book to find all their favourite characters. Lanky Len and Hefty Hugh have fallen into a heap of muck (yuk!) and the hairy hog is behind a haystack, but who could that be hiding behind a leaf? Might it be a certain ladybird ...Full of farmyard fun and with a gorgeously glittery cover, Who's on the Farm? is sure to delight.
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These Shallow Graves

These Shallow Graves

Jennifer Donnelly

$16.99
A wealthy family. A deadly secret. A young woman with more to lose than she knows. Josephine Montfort is from one of New York's oldest, most respected, and wealthiest families. Like most well-off girls of the Gilded Age, her future looks set - after a finishing school education, she will be favourably married off to a handsome gentleman, after which she'll want for nothing. But Jo has other dreams and desires that make her long for a very different kind of future. She wants a more meaningful and exciting life: she wants to be an investigative journalist like her heroine Nellie Bly. But when Jo's father is found dead in his study after an alleged accident, her life becomes far more exciting than even Jo would wish. Unable to accept that her father could have been so careless, she begins to investigate his death with the help of a young reporter, Eddie Gallagher. It quickly becomes clear he was murdered, and in their race against time to discover the culprit and his motive, Jo and Eddie find themselves not only battling dark characters on the violent and gritty streets of New York, but also their growing feelings for each other.
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Little Bits of Sky

Little Bits of Sky

S. E. Durrant

$14.99
It's 1987 and Ira and Zac are being uprooted once again, this time to Skilly House, a home for social care children. Their lives over the next few years are beautifully realised amongst the antipathy of the authorities, the drama of the poll tax riots and the moments of peace and hope Ira finds at Skilly and further afield. This is memorable and moving tale about growing up, making friends and finding a home.
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Pirates Don't Drive Diggers

Pirates Don't Drive Diggers

Alex English ,  Duncan Beedie ,  Duncan Beedie

$9.99
Ages 6 to 9 years All Brad wants is to drive diggers but he has to be pirate! He is apprenticed onto the Salty Dog pirate ship under the fearsome Captain Blood. Brad fails all the pirate tests and is given one last chance... When his shovel breaks all looks lost, but with the help of the local building site, he proves that pirates do drive diggers after all!
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Home of the Cuckoo Clock

Home of the Cuckoo Clock

Robert Favretto ,  David Eustace

$24.95
Age range 6+ The village of Schoenwald is frozen in time. With no clock to measure their lives, the townsfolk live in chaos. Until an unexpected visitor arrives and changes the village that time forgot, forever. A magical legend about the incredible cuckoo clock.
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The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz

Anouk Fillipini

$19.99
During a violent storm, Dorothy and her dog Toto find themselves taken off the ground and into the air by a tornado. They finally alight in the strange Land of Oz.

To return home, the little girl needs to find the Emerald City to meet with the great Wizard of Oz, as only he can help her. Following the yellow brick road, Dorothy will encounter the curious inhabitants of the Land of Oz…

This beautifully illustrated adaptation not only constitutes the perfect introduction to L. Frank Baum’s novel but also a fresh take on this classic story, turned famous the world around thanks to the 1939 musical version.
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Ned's Circus of Marvels

Ned's Circus of Marvels

Justin Fisher

$14.99
From exciting debut author, Justin Fisher, comes this rip-roaring, page-turning new magical adventure. Perfect for fans of House of Secrets. Ned Waddlesworth has always considered his world to be exceptionally ordinary. Until the day he discovers it ISN'T. AT ALL. Because on Ned's thirteenth birthday he discovers that everything magical he's ever read about or imagined is REAL. And without him, the world will soon be engulfed in monstrous beasts and beings. So with the help of a robot mouse, a girl witch and a flying circus unlike any other, it's up to Ned to swoop in and save the day! Roll up, roll up, and prepare to be AMAZED by Ned and the marvellous, magical, monstrous flying circus!
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We Will Not be Silent

We Will Not be Silent

Russell Freedman ,  Laura Williams McCaffrey

$24.99
In his signature eloquent prose, backed up by thorough research, Russell Freedman tells the story of Austrian-born Hans Scholl and his sister Sophie. They belonged to Hitler Youth as young children, but began to doubt the Nazi regime. As older students, the Scholls and a few friends formed the White Rose, a campaign of active resistance to Hitler and the Nazis. Risking imprisonment or even execution, the White Rose members distributed leaflets urging Germans to defy the Nazi government. Their belief that freedom was worth dying for will inspire young readers to stand up for what they believe in. Archival photographs and prints, source notes, bibliography, index.
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Princess Betony and the Rule of Wishing

Princess Betony and the Rule of Wishing

Pamela Freeman ,  Tamsin Ainslie

$12.99
Princess Betony is delighted to have found a proper friend at last - Rosie's niece, Clover Pink. But having a friend isn't as easy as Betony first thought. Especially when Clover decides she wants to be a witch and desperately needs to discover the Rule of Wishing.
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Princess Betony and the Thunder Egg

Princess Betony and the Thunder Egg

Pamela Freeman ,  Tamsin Ainslie

$12.99
Princess Betony has been chosen to collect a gift from the Wild Magic - a precious thunder egg that has to be protected at all costs. Betony must journey alone through the Dark Forest to Teapot Mountain and bring the egg back safely. If not, the Wild Magic will seek revenge.
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Princess Betony and the Unicorn

Princess Betony and the Unicorn

Pamela Freeman ,  Tamsin Ainslie

$12.99
Princess Betony's mother is a dryad and misses the Wild Magic of the Dark Forest. When the princess sees her mother running into the Dark Forest, Betony is worried she will never return. Humans are forbidden to enter the Forest. Betony doesn't care. She has to find her mother, no matter what. But first she must catch a unicorn!
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Princess Betony and the Hobgoblin

Princess Betony and the Hobgoblin

Pamela Freeman ,  Tamsin Ainslie

$12.99
A brand new instalment in the Princess Betony series by award-winning author Pamela Freeman.

The hobgoblin is not happy! The kitchen staff have stopped leaving milk out for him. And an unhappy hobgoblin means trouble! Princess Betony is sure she can win him over. But can she do it before all the hobgoblins attack?
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Josephine Wants to Dance: 10th Anniversary Edition

Josephine Wants to Dance: 10th Anniversary Edition

Jackie French ,  Bruce Whatley

$14.99
Celebrating the 10th anniversary of this wonderful story about dreams, believing in yourself ...and a dancing kangaroo. Josephine is a kangaroo - who loves to dance. Her little brother, Joey, tells her that kangaroos don't dance, they hop - but Josephine continues to point her toes and leap through the air. When a ballet troupe comes to town and both the lead ballerina and understudy are injured, Josephine's talents are called upon to help save the day. Can she do it and, more importantly, does it matter that she's a kangaroo? This book has been delighting children since it was first published ten years ago, and this pink and sparkly anniversary edition is the perfect way to celebrate! Ages 4- 9
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The Adventures of Alfie Onion

The Adventures of Alfie Onion

Vivian French ,  Marta Kissi

$14.99
A stand-alone comic adventure for younger readers by sublime storyteller Vivian French, with pictures by a talented new illustrator and animator, Marta Kissi. Alfie Onion has just set off on a great adventure... but only to carry his brother's luggage. It's his elder brother, Magnifico Onion, who's destined to win their family a Happily Ever After. But when it turns out Magnifico isn't half the hero he's cracked up to be, it falls to Alfie to save the day - with a little help from his loyal dog, a talking horse and a couple of meddling magpies.
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Emma and the Blue Genie

Emma and the Blue Genie

Cornelia Funke ,  Kerstin Meyer ,  Oliver Latsch

$10.99
The beloved and bestselling author of Inkheart brings her signature imagination, adventure, and humor to a magical full-color chapter book for young readers! One night, Emma finds a mysterious green bottle floating in the ocean. When she pulls out the stopper, she sets a blue genie free! Most genies grant three wishes, but Karim can t grant even one anymore. A yellow genie stole his magic nose ring, leaving him small, powerless, and trapped in that bottle. Emma and her noodle-tailed dog have to help Karim get his nose ring and his magic back!
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Fizz and the Handbag Dognapper: Fizz #4

Fizz and the Handbag Dognapper: Fizz #4

Lesley Gibbes ,  Stephen Michael King

$12.99
Meet Fizz - the daring dog detective! Fizz has solved his first real case as an undercover police dog, but his next assignment is about to get personal. Two handbag dogs have been kidnapped at red-carpet events in Sunnyvale City, and now there's another victim: Fizz's sister Crystal! Sergeant Stern sends Fizz, Remi and Amadeus undercover as dog models at the spectacular Shrill Alarm Collar launch. And in order to catch the culprit in the act, Fizz is going to be the bait!
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Fizz and the Show Dog Jewel Thief: Fizz #3

Fizz and the Show Dog Jewel Thief: Fizz #3

Lesley Gibbes ,  Stephen Michael King

$12.99
Meet Fizz - the daring dog detective! Fizz's heart is beating fast. Today he begins his first case as an undercover police dog. It's going to be tricky. At the last three show dog championships the winner's tiara has been stolen. Now Fizz must go deep undercover as a contestant at the Pemberley Show Dog Trials. Fizz and police dog Remi have to perform at their peak to try to catch the show dog jewel thief red-handed.
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Stars, Galaxies and the Milky Way

Stars, Galaxies and the Milky Way

Clive Gifford

$18.99
Discover the sparkling world of stars, from their beautiful births to their dramatic deaths. Learn about our very own star, the Sun, as well as best-friend binary star pairs and dense neutron stars. Gaze at gorgeous galaxies and marvel at the Milky Way. Find out the answers to questions such as: * What's inside the Sun? * Where are the Pillars of Creation? * Why do stars twinkle? * How fast does a pulsar spin? * Which galaxy is a cannibal? * How long would it take to travel across the Milky Way? Perfect for the new curriculum, this fascinating title is packed full of astounding information and number-based jaw-dropping facts and figures to inspire future astronauts and space scientists.
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The Solar System, Meteors and Comets

The Solar System, Meteors and Comets

Clive Gifford

$18.99
Explore our stunning solar system and learn about its eight planets, from mini Mercury to giant Jupiter. Find out about marvellous moons and mighty meteorites, and discover curious comets and eccentric exoplanets. Get the answers to questions such as: * How old is the Earth? * Which probe took a space selfie? * Why is Jupiter stripy? * What is a hairy star? * Where might it rain glass? Perfect for the new curriculum, this fascinating title is packed full of astounding information and number-based jaw-dropping facts and figures for all aspiring astronaughts and science whizz kids.
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The Universe, Black Holes and the Big Bang

The Universe, Black Holes and the Big Bang

Clive Gifford

$18.99
Travel back in time to the Big Bang, and learn about the formation of the universe. Explore the baffling world of black holes, and find out how scientists are searching for alien life. Discover the strangest sights of the universe, from quirky quasars to clouds that smell like raspberries. Get answers to questions such as: * What happened after the Big Bang? * How is the universe like a chocolate chip cookie? * Why can't we see black holes? * What is dark matter? * How might the universe end? This book is jam packed with NASA photography, key terms explained simply and fascinating, number-based space facts and figures for all aspiring astronaughts and science whizz kids.
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Chasing Danger

Chasing Danger

Sara Grant

$15.99
When Chase Armstrong (please don't call her Charlotte) is sent to visit her Grandmother at a remote tropical resort, she is looking forward to sunbathing, swimming and snorkeling. The last thing she expects is danger. But when modern day pirates attack the island and take the guests hostage, it's up to Chase to try and save her grandmother and herself, before it's too late!
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Thumbelina

Thumbelina

Xanthe Gresham ,  Charlotte Gastaut

$14.99
Hans Christian Andersen's much-loved story of a tiny girl who is stolen from her home and the adventures she experiences as she tries to make her way back is beautifully retold in this exquisite new paperback edition.
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The Game

The Game

David Grimstone

$15.99
Self-named The Outcasts; Jake (Dealmo) and his friends Kellogg, Lemon and Fatyak like to spend their spare time playing role playing games. But things are about to get a little more interesting ...as the group sit down to play Destiny, a brand new RPG, they realise that this is no ordinary game. What they really have their hands on is the ancient Pandora's Box, containing superpowers for each of them. On the other side of town is an organisation called the Reach, who hunt down precious artefacts. They want Pandora's Box back for themselves. With their new superpowers, just what have The Outcasts unleashed on the world - and themselves?
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Milestones of Flight: From Hot-Air Balloons to Spaceshipone

Milestones of Flight: From Hot-Air Balloons to Spaceshipone

Tim Grove ,  National Air and Space Museum

$29.99
Milestones of Flight takes readers soaring through the high points of American aviation: from the Wright brothers and their competitors to the military pilots who first circumnavigated the globe, from the initial space rocket to the moon walk, from the earliest manmade satellite to today's spy drones. The book also describes what inventions--such as rocket propulsion, the wind tunnel, and the silicon chip--helped move flight upward and beyond. Profusely illustrated with objects from the Smithsonian's collection, Milestones of Flight provides an inspiring look at America's contributions to aviation. The book includes a bibliography, author's note, and index.
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The Sound of Us

The Sound of Us

Julie Hammerle

$16.99
Still smarting after her best friend stabs her in the back, 17-year-old Kiki Nichols is inclined to spend all her time watching reruns of her favourite cult TV show, Project Earth, nerding out on Twitter with the other fans, and writing tragically corny song lyrics about love gone wrong. Her only chance to attend a music school is to win a coveted scholarship to Krause University at their pre-college summer voice program. Kiki's always had a natural talent for singing. So she's pretty confident she'll be a shoo-in for one of those scholarships. But it turns out that every other high school singer there is just as good, and maybe even better, than she is. And there are these Footloose extreme rules: like being in bed by curfew; singing only classical opera; and percussionists being at the bottom of the dating hierarchy - which is totally depressing for Kiki after her Phantom-of-the-Opera-esque basement run in with the nerdy secret drummer she can't stop thinking about. As Kiki begins to make friends, and (gasp!) actually prefer the company of real people to TV characters and Twitter avatars, her eye slips from the prize. And it doesn't help that there is someone in the program reporting their misdeeds to the head of the department. Kiki is finally living, but it may be at the expense of her scholarship and the future she wants more than anything.
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The Girl of Ink & Stars

The Girl of Ink & Stars

Kiran Millwood-Hargrave

$16.99
Forbidden to leave her island, Isabella dreams of the faraway lands her cartographer father once mapped. When her friend disappears, she volunteers to guide the search. The world beyond the walls is a monster-filled wasteland - and beneath the dry rivers and smoking mountains, a fire demon is stirring from its sleep. Soon, following her map, her heart and an ancient myth, Isabella discovers the true end of her journey: to save the island itself.
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All My Dangerous Friends

All My Dangerous Friends

Sonya Hartnett

$19.99
Award winning children's author, Sonya Hartnett, weaves a compelling drama of friendship and choice that is perfect reading for the 15+ market. Louie has finished with her old life, and stepped into a world of sinners. For her, nothing is going to be the same again. This darkly funny, disturbing novel explores a lawless world where morality is a nuisance, everything can be bought, and the prices paid are high.
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Forest

Forest

Sonya Hartnett

$19.99
Kian, a five-year-old cat, is dumped in the forest along with two kitten siblings, Jem and Cally. Kian wants nothing more than to find his home, but first they have to run the gamut of the wild.
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Sleeping Dogs

Sleeping Dogs

Sonya Hartnett

$19.99
The Willow family's world is a place of strange safety and dark unease. Such a place cannot last forever.
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Stripes of the Sidestep Wolf

Stripes of the Sidestep Wolf

Sonya Hartnett

$19.99
In a dying country town lives a young man fighting the future, a young woman fighting the past, and a long-lost animal that can teach them both the art of survival.
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Clementine Rose and the Paris Puzzle

Clementine Rose and the Paris Puzzle

Jacqueline Harvey

$14.99
From Penberthy Floss to Paris, Clementine Rose is set for adventure! Clementine Rose and her family are off to Paris! It's Clementine's first big trip and there's so much to see and do. She's been practising her French and can't wait to say bonjour to her friends Sophie and Jules. Exploring the city is lots of fun and, with the help of Lavender, Clementine encounters some rather curious characters. After a series of strange coincidences and a last-minute disaster, Clementine begins to wonder if it's all part of one very tricky puzzle!
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Daughter of Nomads: Tales of Jahani #1

Daughter of Nomads: Tales of Jahani #1

Rosanne Hawke

$16.95
Told over two books u the second book, The Leopard Princess out in October 2016. Daughter of Nomads contains a sample chapter from The Leopard Princess. First moon of summer, 1662: Fourteen-year-old Jahani lives peacefully in the village of Sherwan. But havoc is brewing in the Mughal Empire with tyrants and war lords burning villages in their quest to rule the northern kingdoms. After an assassin strikes in a bazaar, Jahani discovers her life is not as it seems. Before long, she is fleeing with her mysterious protector Azhar. Will their journey to the Qurraqoram Mountains lead Jahani to danger or to her destiny?
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Petunia Paris's Parrot

Petunia Paris's Parrot

Katie Haworth

$24.95
Petunia Paris has everything she could possibly want, from a swimming pool to a bicycle with its very own chauffeur. When she requests a parrot for her fifth birthday, a parrot is what she gets. The problem is, Petunia Paris's parrot doesn't do what Petunia Paris wants it to do... A hilarious story with a moral lesson brought to life with classic and witty illustrations by Jo Williamson.
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Lily in the Mirror

Lily in the Mirror

Paula Hayes

$14.99
With a new friend who needs her help, and an older brother who needs to get a life, Lily will require all eleven fingers at her disposal, plus a hefty slice of Grandad's chocolate ganache cake, to fix a long-forgotten mystery that's very close to home.
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Paper Butterflies

Paper Butterflies

Lisa Heathfield

$19.99
Stand By Me meets We Were Liars - a heartbreaking and stunning breakout novel for teenagers from the award-nominated author of Seed. June's life at home with her stepmother and stepsister is a dark one - and a secret one. Not even her father knows about it. She's trapped like a butterfly in a net. But then she meets Blister, a boy in the woods. And in him, June recognises the tiniest glimmer of hope that perhaps she can find a way to fly far, far away from home and be free. Because every creature in this world deserves their freedom... but at what price? Paper Butterflies is an unforgettable read, perfect for fans of Lisa Williamson's The Art of Being Normal, Jandy Nelson, Sarah Crossan and Louise O'Neill. Lisa Heathfield launched her writing career with Seed, her stunning YA debut about a cult. Before becoming a mum to her three sons, she was a secondary school English teacher and loved inspiring teenagers to read. Paper Butterflies is her beautiful and heart-breaking second novel. Lisa lives in Brighton.
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Seed

Seed

Lisa Heathfield

$19.99
'Trust Us' the Kindreds tell Pearl and so she does. A thrilling story of life in a cult. Fifteen-year-old Pearl has lived her whole life protected within the small community at Seed, where they worship Nature and idolise their leader, Papa S. When some outsiders arrive, everything changes. Pearl experiences feelings that she never knew existed and begins to realise that there is darkness at the heart of Seed. A darkness from which she must escape, before it's too late. A chilling and heartbreaking coming-of-age story of life within a cult, Seed will take readers on a journey of gripping self-discovery reminiscent of The Handmaid's Tale. Fans of Cat Clarke and Jandy Nelson will love Lisa's haunting prose. Look out for Lisa's heartbreaking new title, Paper Butterflies. Lisa Heathfield launched her writing career with Seed, her stunning YA debut about a cult. Before becoming a mum to her three sons, she was a secondary school English teacher and loved inspiring teenagers to read. Paper Butterflies is her beautiful and heart-breaking second novel. Lisa lives in Brighton.
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How to be a Hero

How to be a Hero

Florence Parry Heide ,  Chuck Groenink

$29.99
Once upon a time, there was a nice boy and his name was Gideon. He lived in a nice house, and he had nice parents and lots of toys. But Gideon wasn't satisfied. He wanted to be a hero. You know, a hero, with his name on the front page of the newspaper. That sort of thing. So how does anyone get to be a hero, anyway? Heroes have to be strong. Heroes have to be brave. Heroes have to be clever. Don't they? With wry humour, Florence Parry Heide and Chuck Groenink explore how we choose our idols in a witty story that leaves it to readers to decide the real nature of heroism.
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Miss Moon: Wise Words from a Dog Governess

Miss Moon: Wise Words from a Dog Governess

Janet Hill

$29.99
ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- This adorable picture book shares the wisdom that Miss Wilhelmina Moon has learnt in her career as a dog governess. Her first position was on an island off the French coast where she cared for 67 dogs of all shapes and personalities, and the twenty most important lessons she learnt and taught are shared with the reader. From Lesson One ("Friends can come in many shapes and sizes") to Lesson Twenty ("Celebrate your accomplishments with family and friends") Miss Moon (a calm woman who wears her red hair in a victory roll, and is dressed in a denure black dress) guides her charges with firmness, affection and whimsy. Gorgeously expressive illustrations and the gentle pieces of advice will appeal to young and old alike! Lindy

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Miss Wilhelmina Moon is a dog governess. At her first placement, on a small island off the coast of France, her new charges - 67 dogs of all shapes, sizes and colours - run wild. Armed with patience and a passion for teaching, as well as her companions, Mitford the monkey and Petunia the French bulldog, Miss Moon soon imparts 20 important lessons to her furry brood. Some are practical, some are playful, one or two are a little unusual, but all are necessary for the raising of happy, healthy and well-mannered dogs (and humans).
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The Truth According to Arthur

The Truth According to Arthur

Tim Hopgood ,  David Tazzyman

$14.99
Arthur and The Truth are not the best of friends right now. Why? Because today Arthur did something he shouldn't have done - he rode on his big brother's bike (when his mum told him not to) and then he accidentally bumped it into Mum's car. Arthur knows he's done wrong but will he tell the truth OR will he bend it, stretch it, cover it up, hide it ...? What would YOU do? What will Arthur do? Find out in this fresh and funny take on a common childhood predicament - to tell the truth or to tell a little fib. From an exciting new picture book pairing - Booktrust award-winning Tim Hopgood, and internationally bestselling David Tazzyman (illustrator of the Mr Gum books by Andy Stanton).
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The Greedy Goat

The Greedy Goat

Petr Horacek ,  Petr Horacek

$24.99
A funny, read-aloud farmyard tale about a very greedy goat from award-winning illustrator Petr Horacek. Goat has had enough of eating grass. She wants to try something different - the dog's food, the pig's potatoes and even the farmer's pants. But things go wrong in this hilarious, but cautionary, farmyard tale from the Kate Greenaway-Medal shortlisted illustrator described by the Washington Post as the thinking tot's Eric Carle .
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Was Not Me!

Was Not Me!

Shannon Horsfall

$24.99
A very funny book about a cheeky twin brother, 'Not Me'. Sure to delight pre-schoolers - and their exasperated parents! 'I have a naughty twin brother who only I see, A cheeky twin brother. His name is Not Me'. From talented debut author-illustrator Shannon Horsfall, comes a playful, funny and charming book about a young boy who escapes getting into trouble with his mother by declaring, 'No, was Not Me.' Ages: 4 - 7
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Claw of the Sphinx

Claw of the Sphinx

A. J. Hunter ,  Allan Frewin Jones ,  James Noble ,  James de la Rue

$12.99
Beware the claws of the sphinx...Geology-mad Sam and her American cousin Trey are the Chosen Ones, destined to save the world from destruction by gathering together the scattered fragments of The Warrior's Shield. They've already rescued one section of the enchanted shield from the terrifying Medusa, and now learn that the second piece is being guarded by a fearsome sphinx - a creature with the body of a lion, the wings of an eagle and the face of a human. So Sam and Trey must travel to Ancient Egypt, and face mummies, beast-headed warriors...and the deadly sphinx itself!
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My Brother

My Brother

Dee Huxley ,  Oliver Huxley ,  Tiffany Huxley

$24.99
When a gentle creature sets out to search for a lost brother, we are taken on an ethereal journey across land and sea to strange, beautiful and faraway places.
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Extreme Machine Challenge: You Choose #9

Extreme Machine Challenge: You Choose #9

George Ivanoff

$14.99
YOU CHOOSE ...Daredevil driver or kidnapping by super spies! You are attending the Extreme Machine Expo. Every type of fast car is on display u some are even available to test! Among the mind-boggling collection of sports cars, hovercrafts and jet planes are strange characters. Could they be secret agents? Will you become a pro racer, or will the machines send you spinning out of control?
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In the Realm of Dragons: You Choose #10

In the Realm of Dragons: You Choose #10

George Ivanoff

$14.99
YOU CHOOSE... Friend of magical beasts or imprisonment in a ferocious land! You've always been obsessed with dragons. And when you find out there are legends about them near your school camp, you have to investigate. Soon, you stumble upon two strange-looking eggs u it seems the tales are true! But will the dragons be friend or foe? Will you gain a powerful sidekick, or will you step into a perilous world of fire and ice?
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What's the Opposite?

What's the Opposite?

Oliver Jeffers ,  Oliver Jeffers

$14.99
Now this fabulously quirky group of characters is introduced to younger readers in these toddler friendly board books from the internationally bestselling, award-winning author/illustrator, Oliver Jeffers, creator of How to Catch a Star and Lost and Found. In this 4th title in the series, the Hueys explore the concept of opposites in their characteristically quirky way. Starting out with some easy ones like 'up' and 'down', they move on to ever more wildy imaginative examples, guaranteed to raise a smile! Packed full of visual humour, this book will be enjoyed by children and adults alike.
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The Big Flood: Juliet Nearly a Vet #9

The Big Flood: Juliet Nearly a Vet #9

Rebecca Johnson

$9.99
Hi! I'm Juliet. I'm ten years old. And I'm nearly a vet! It's been raining for days and the paddocks near our house are flooded. Luckily, Chelsea and I are all ready to help u a vet has to be ready to go at a moment's notice! But there are many small animals that need rescuing. Can we convince Dad to take us out in the canoe before the water rises further?
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Rainforest Camp: Juliet, Nearly a Vet #12

Rainforest Camp: Juliet, Nearly a Vet #12

Rebecca Johnson

$9.99
Hi! I'm Juliet. I'm ten years old. And I'm nearly a vet! We're off on a school camp to the rainforest. Chelsea, Maisy and I are excited about all the different animals we might spot on our nature walks and torchlight treks. Chelsea is NOT excited about the creepy crawlies we might find! I've brought my vet-kit along just in case we find any animals in need of help ...
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A Thousand Nights

A Thousand Nights

E. K. Johnston

$16.99
He killed three hundred girls before he came to my village, looking for a wife. When a powerful and dangerous king arrives in the desert to take one of the village girls as his next wife, one girl will stop at nothing to save the life of her sister - even if it means sacrificing herself. At his palace she is sure death awaits. But the king's fascination with her keeps her alive night after night, as the tales she weaves for him create a strange magic between them and her words come to life before her eyes. As her stories become more intricate and beautiful, her magic becomes more powerful, but will it be enough to save her?
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Feathers for Peacock

Feathers for Peacock

Jacqueline Jules ,  Helen Cann

$24.99
Long ago, when theworld was brand new, all birds were naked. It wasn't fair. Foxes had fur.Turtles had shells. Birds deserved warm coats, too. Disgruntled, theyapproach the first full spring moon for advice. Birds of all shapes and sizesattend the meeting. Everyone except Peacock. He arrives on the scene late, tofind his friends covered with warm, colorful feathers. Look at Peacock! He'sstill naked! All the birds stare at poor Peacock trembling in the cold nightair. What will Peacock and his friends do? Find out in this beautiful andcharming pourquoi storyabout kindness. Award-winning authorJacqueline Jules blends folktale motifs from around the world to offer anoriginal explanation for why the peacock has such beautiful feathers. An appendix provides more informationabout peacocks. Helen Cann's stunning illustrations give young readers funopportunities to identify the colors and plant life of spring. Feathers for Peacock is a gentlyhumorous tale of generosity and friendship.
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Pierre the Maze Detective and the Great Colouring Adventure

Pierre the Maze Detective and the Great Colouring Adventure

IC4DESIGN ,  Hiro Kamigaki

$15.99
Come on an extra-special colouring adventure with Pierre the Maze Detective! Complete the exciting new challenges, trace the mazes and colour in the scenes. Can you help catch the pirate in his aeroplane? Can you reunite a lost puppy with his owner? There's also a werewolf who needs to find his lunch as soon as possible, a lost professor, and even a sea-monster expert in search of a scary monster. Hours of colouring fun for all Maze Detectives!
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The Jungle Books

The Jungle Books

Rudyard Kipling ,  Ian Beck

$15.99
The adventures of Mowgli, the young man raised by wolves in the jungles of Central India, and his friends Baloo the bear, Bagheera the panther and Kaa the python, as they face the arch villain Shere Khan the tiger, have become so popular that they have achieved an almost mythical status throughout the world. They were collected by Kipling in The Jungle Book and its sequel, The Second Jungle Book, which also contain other stories set in India and prominently featuring animals, such as the well-known 'Rikki-Tikki-Tavi', which describes the struggles of a mongoose against venomous cobras.Here presented with brand-new illustrations by Ian Beck, these hugely popular tales, inspired by ancient fables and Kipling's own experiences in India, form a vivid account of the relationship between humans and nature, and will continue to inspire readers young and old.
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Booked

Booked

Kwame Alexander

$19.99
Like lightning/you strike/fast and free/legs zoom/down field/eyes fixed/on the checkered ball/on the goal/ten yards to go/can't nobody stop you/can't nobody cop you...Twelve-year-old Nick is a football-mad boy who absolutely hates books. In this follow-up to the Newbery-winning novel The Crossover, football, family, love, and friendship take centre stage as Nick tries to figure out how to navigate his parents' break-up, stand up to bullies, and impress the girl of his dreams. These challenges - which seem even harder than scoring a tie-breaking, game-winning goal - change his life, as well as his best friend's. This energetic novel-in-verse by the poet Kwame Alexander captures all the thrills and setbacks, the action and emotion of a World Cup match.
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Little Koala Lost

Little Koala Lost

Blaze Kwaymullina ,  Jess Racklyeft

$19.99
This Australian counting book tells the story of a little koala lost in the bush, trying to find a home. Along the way he meets two marvellous magpies, three tricky turtles and many other characters, until he finds 10 kooky koalas feasting on gum leaves.
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Roberto: The Insect Architect

Roberto: The Insect Architect

Nina Laden

$14.99
Ever since he was a wee mite (a termite, that is), Roberto has wanted to be an architect. Discouraged by his woodeating family and friends, he decides to follow his dream to the big, bug city. There he meets a slew of not-so-creepy, crawly characters who spark in him the courage to build a community for them all. With extraordinary collage illustrations and witty text, the creator of the bestselling Peek-a series, Nina Laden, brings to life a funny and inspirational story that will encourage readers of any age to build their dreams.
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Peppa Pig: Peppa's First 100 Words

Peppa Pig: Peppa's First 100 Words

Ladybird

$19.99
Peppa and George introduce first words in this simple and fun Peppa Pig early learning book! Explore themes familiar to your toddler, such as At Home, At the Park and At a Party by pointing to each picture and saying the words. Each page has an extra surprise to find hidden under a fun-to-lift flap!
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Hell and High Water

Hell and High Water

Tanya Landman

$17.99
From the Carnegie Medal-winning author of Buffalo Soldier Tanya Landman comes this heart-stopping tale of a young man's attempt to clear his father's name. When his father is arrested and transported to the Colonies, Caleb is left alone. After a desperate journey in search of an aunt he's never met he receives a strange, cold welcome. Then a body washes up on the nearby beach and Caleb is caught up in a terrifying net of lies and intrigue. Soon he and his new family are in mortal danger. This powerful story holds the reader in suspense as it charts the growth of a frightened boy into a brave young man.
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My Papertoys: 10 Great Monuments of the World

My Papertoys: 10 Great Monuments of the World

Jonas le Saint

$22.99
Ages 9-12 years. Thanks to pre-cut press-out pieces, children will discover 10 of the world's most famous monuments. The jacket unfolds to reveal a fold-out map on which they can learn and place the monuments built. An informational sheet ensures the models are easily put together.There are 3 different levels from beginner to master, ensuring children can learn and master their papertoy building skills!
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Vrooom!: A Race for First Place!

Vrooom!: A Race for First Place!

Kasia Nowowiejska ,  Jonathan Litton

$14.99
Ten busy, whizzy vehicles line up for this fast-paced race, but there can only be one winner... who will it be? Filled with thrills and spills and a disappearing vehicle on every page, Vrooom! is a riotous read from Kasia Nowowiejska that will keep you guessing right up to the chequered flag!
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The Way Things Work

The Way Things Work

David Macaulay ,  Neil Ardley

$49.99
This revised edition of David Macaulay's classic The Way Things Work takes you into the inner workings of hundreds of machines and explains the science behind their technologies. From the simple lever to the modern microprocessor, this bestseller has been completely updated with the latest technologies and explains every machine you've ever wanted to understand, and some you've probably never thought about. From clocks and watches, to jet engines and the internet, David Macaulay's beautiful illustrations represent the inner workings of each machine. With David Macaulay's inspired illustrations and humorous approach, The Way Things Work makes even the most complex technology fun, fascinating and accessible for children of all ages.
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Look!

Look!

Jeff Mack ,  Jeff Mack

$12.99
Using only two words - LOOK and OUT - Jeff Mack relates an entire story about an attention loving gorilla, a television loving boy, and a friendship that develops over books. Simple yet richly creative, cleverly and colourfully illustrated with textured backgrounds and creative type designs, and surprisingly funny and tender given the sparcity of text. LOOK! is the type of book that captivates everyone who sees it. A more child friendly version of IT'S A BOOK and a feel good story for both parents and children alike. LOOK! possesses the feel of a classic board book.
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Cool Crochet

Cool Crochet

Jodie Maloni

$17.95
Learn to crochet over 20 cool creations, from hats and bags to scarves and socks. This is the essential book for the beginner crocheter, with stunning projects that will inspire kids to get crafting!Full colour illustrations and bright, bold photography make this book stand out from its competitors.

Features simple projects that the novice can master at home, plus a few more complex projects for the young crochet fan who enjoys a challenge!
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Amazing Machines First Concepts: Colours

Amazing Machines First Concepts: Colours

Tony Mitton

$9.99
Red diggers, blue cars, yellow trucks, and more! For fans of the bestselling Amazing Machines series, this is a perfect way for young children to learn all about colours in a bright and engaging way, with their favourite zippy machines!
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Amazing Machines First Concepts: Numbers

Amazing Machines First Concepts: Numbers

Tony Mitton

$9.99
1 aeroplane, 2 rockets - how many machines can you count? For fans of the bestselling Amazing Machines series, this is a perfect way for young children to learn all about numbers in a colourful and engaging way with their favourite machines!
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Amazing Machines First Concepts: Opposites

Amazing Machines First Concepts: Opposites

Tony Mitton

$9.99
What's the opposite of big rockets? Small rockets, of course! For fans of the bestselling Amazing Machines series, this is a perfect way for young children to learn all about opposites in a colourful, engaging way with their favourite machines!
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Amazing Machines First Concepts: Sounds

Amazing Machines First Concepts: Sounds

Tony Mitton

$9.99
What goes VROOM, BEEP and SCREECH ? For fans of the bestselling Amazing Machines series, this is a perfect way for young children to learn all about sounds in a colourful, engaging way, with their favourite machines!
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Kakapo Rescue: Saving the World S Strangest Parrot

Kakapo Rescue: Saving the World S Strangest Parrot

Sy Montgomery ,  Nic Bishop

$14.99
On remote Codfish Island off the southern coast of New Zealand live the last ninety-one kakapo parrots on earth. These trusting, flightless, and beautiful birds the largest and most unusual parrots on earth have suffered devastating population loss.Now, on an island refuge with the last of the species, New Zealand s National Kakapo Recovery Team is working to restore the kakapo population. With the help of fourteen humans who share a single hut and a passion for saving these odd ground-dwelling birds, the kakapo are making a comeback in New Zealand.Follow intrepid animal lovers Sy Montgomery and Nic Bishop on a ten-day excursion to witness the exciting events in the life of the kakapo.
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Homecoming

Homecoming

Michael Morpurgo ,  Peter Bailey

$14.99
A tender, lyrical tale from the author's childhood in an idyllic English village, with environmental and conservational themes.

In this involving tale, master storyteller and former children's laureate Michael Morpurgo revisits the "landscape of his memories", telling of his boyhood fifty years before. The village of Bradwell is a stone's throw from the sea and is peopled by quirky characters such as the three Stebbing sisters, the white moustachioed Colonel Burton and Bennie the village thug. But the heroine of this story is the serene Mrs Pettigrew, who lives in a railway carriage down in the marshes with her dogs, donkey, bees and hens. Industrial reality intrudes when plans are made to build a nuclear power station on the marshes, and when a village battle ensues for and against this environmental hazard, young Michael finds himself caught up in the sad fate of Mrs Pettigrew and the landscape of his boyhood.
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The Last Book Before Bedtime

The Last Book Before Bedtime

Nicola O'Byrne

$16.99
Everyone knows that the very last story before bed is the best story of all. But the problem is, everyone wants to be in that very last story! A familiar fairy tale is turned topsy-turvy when Cinderella hijacks the story of The Three Little Pigs, then Little Red Riding Hood jumps in, adamant that her story is better because it's full of danger. And then the Big Bad Wolf turns up too! But disaster strikes! Uh-oh! What will they do? The reader is still awake and needs a story! The characters make up their own story, of course, and one with enough funniness, romance, danger AND cake (obviously) to keep everyone happy.
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Rainforest Lullaby

Rainforest Lullaby

Sally Odgers ,  Lisa Stewart

$9.99
In the drowsing tropic scene  Tree frogs clinging green-on-green  Snuggled safe till the sun slips down  Ringtail Possums sleeping sound.    All the animals sleep soundly in the comfort of the rainforest. Rainforest Lullaby is perfect for every newborn.
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Asking for it

Asking for it

Louise O'Neill

$16.99
In a small town where everyone knows everyone, Emma O'Donovan is different. She is the special one - beautiful, popular, powerful. And she works hard to keep it that way. Until that night... Now, she's an embarrassment. Now, she's just a slut. Now, she is nothing. And those pictures - those pictures that everyone has seen - mean she can never forget. For fans of Caitlin Moran, Marian Keyes and Jodi Picoult. BOOK OF THE YEAR AT THE IRISH BOOK AWARDS 2015. The award-winning, bestselling novel about the life-shattering impact of sexual assault, rape and how victims are treated.
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Maddalena

Maddalena

Laura Orsolini

$24.99
Claudia's best friend is her doll, Maddalena, and they are never apart. Maddalena is very brave, but sometimes she gets scared - especially when Mum and Dad have to be away for a while, so Claudia lets her climb into bed with her for comfort. One day, however, the whole family goes on a trip together - and they leave Maddalena at home! Claudia isn't afraid, of course, she's only worried for poor Maddalena! What can she do? This gorgeous picturebook by Laura Orsolini reminds us that it's never easy to be away from the ones we love, no matter the age or circumstances.
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Chocolate Delights

Chocolate Delights

Cherise Pagano

$16.95
Packed full of fun and simple chocolatey recipes to make, including cakes and muffins, ice-cream, slices and much more!Simple recipes and easy-to-follow instructions make this cook book perfect for any age. Gorgeous, full-page photographs bring these mouth-watering sweet treats to life.
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Discovering Sharks

Discovering Sharks

Julius T. Csotonyi ,  Donna Potter Parham

$29.99
With a unique book cover that looks and feels like actual shark skin, DISCOVERING SHARKS is the ultimate guide to the fiercest, most fascinating predators that lurk the ocean deep! This action-packed, full-color book features dozens of different types of sharks, with captivating photographs and illustrations throughout. From the Great White to the Hammerhead, learn about those razor-sharp teeth and prominent fins, mysterious behavior patterns, and even their unique diets. DISCOVERING SHARKS is jam-packed with gripping facts and fun tidbits, as well as breath-taking images that nearly jump off the page and right into your lap! Featuring a one-of-a-kind textured book cover that feels like shark skin, this book is a must-have for any child fascinated by the fiercest creatures who lurk the ocean deep!
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Let's Colour Together

Let's Colour Together

$19.99
Scribble your way to fun with your kids through face-to-face coloring!Coloring books are all the rage with everyone from preschoolers to grandparents, so why not share the joy of coloring with those you love the most? Featuring beautiful spreads specifically designed for two people to color at once and enjoy at once, Let's Color Together is the perfect opportunity to sit down, connect, and share some fun with your kids.
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Off the Page

Off the Page

Jodi Picoult ,  Samantha Van Leer

$16.99
Meet Oliver, a prince literally taken from the pages of a fairy tale and transported into the real world. Meet Delilah, the girl who wished Oliver into being. It's a miracle that seems perfect at first - but there are complications. To exist in Delilah's world, Oliver must take the place of a regular boy. Enter Edgar, who agrees to play Oliver's role in the pages of Delilah's favourite book. But just when it seems that the plan will work, everything gets turned upside down. In this multilayered universe, the line between what is on the page and what is possible is blurred, but all must be resolved for the characters to live happily ever after. Off the Page is a tender and appealing romantic novel filled with humour, adventure and magical relationships.
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The Useful Book

The Useful Book

Play School ,  Jedda Robaard

$19.99
A beautiful, retro-esque edition of that Play School classic, THE USEFUL BOOK, published to coincide with the 50th anniversary of this iconic Australian show. The perfect rainy-day book! Packed with activities, recipes, songs and so much more. Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Australia's most iconic show with this brand-new edition of the Play School classic, THE USEFUL BOOK. With an introduction from much-loved presenter Justine Clarke and adorable pictures from bestselling illustrator Jedda Robaard, this is not only the most useful book you'll ever buy, but also a keepsake to be treasured. Ages 2-6
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Big Book of Ella and Olivia

Big Book of Ella and Olivia

Yvette Poshoglian ,  Danielle McDonald

$24.99
Meet Ella and Olivia. Big sister. Little sister. Best friends.     Baking fun, toy collecting, puppy trouble and more - it's lucky Ella and Olivia have each other to share their fun! Read eight of their exciting adventures in the Big Book of Ella and Olivia.
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Miss Hazeltine's Home for Shy and Fearful Cats

Miss Hazeltine's Home for Shy and Fearful Cats

Alicia Potter ,  Birgitta Sif

$16.99
From Kate Greenaway shortlisted illustrator Birgitta Sif and acclaimed new author, Alicia Potter, comes a tale with many tails, perfect for cat lovers everywhere! This book is full of scaredy cats. Cats terrified of mice, cats frightened of birds; cats who can't pounce, cats who won't purr. Miss Hazeltine takes them all into her Home for Shy and Fearful Cats and she teaches them everything she knows: Bird Basics , How Not to Fear the Broom and how to Hold your tails high! Arch your backs! Think good thoughts! But under the bed hides nervous little Crumb...Will Miss Hazeltine be able to help the most shy and fearful kitty of them all? Stunningly illustrated, this is a story about conquering your fears, being brave and finding your moment to shine.
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The Messy Book

The Messy Book

Maudie Powell-Tuck ,  Richard Smythe

$16.99
Cat has made a mess and she won't tidy it up - no matter how many times Dog asks her. Can Dog convince Cat, a giraffe and two penguins to clean up this very messy book? Children will laugh out loud at the quirky illustrations from the exciting new talent Richard Smythe (Beep Beep Beep Time For Sleep!) and will pore over the fabulously clever design. Packed with humour and adorably funny animal characters, The Messy Book is the perfect story for anyone who has ever been told to tidy their room.
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Little Penguin: and his festive friends

Little Penguin: and his festive friends

Roger Priddy

$9.99
This perfect holiday board book for babies and toddlers features snowy photographs of little penguin and his festive baby animal friends. Touch-and-feel textures help develop children's sensory awareness, and the gentle rhymes are ideal for adults and children to read and share together.
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Grug - More Favourites Collection

Grug - More Favourites Collection

Ted Prior

$35.00
Another wonderful collection of favourite stories from Grug and his bush friends, providing hours of enjoyment for little people.

This vibrant green boxset includes 10 books:

* Grug the superhero

* Grug plays soccer

* Grug at the snow

* Grug goes shopping

* Grug builds a boat

* Grug plays cricket

* Grug has a birthday

* Grug and the rainbow

* Grug builds a car

* Grug and his imaginary friend
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Dog Lost

Dog Lost

Jan Ramage ,  Brian Simmonds

$25.99
This story is inspired by the heroic accounts of dogs that miraculously find their way home after long periods of being lost. Some inner sense of knowing guides them back home. A longing and bond of love and loyalty drives them forward. Makind owes so much to our faithful best friend. AUTHOR: Jan Ramage is the award author of several children's books, including 'Stranded', 'Eyes in the Night' and 'Tuart Dwellers'. She lives in Western Australia.
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Science Comics: Dinosaurs: Fossils and Feathers

Science Comics: Dinosaurs: Fossils and Feathers

MK Reed ,  Joe Flood

$19.99
Every volume of Science Comics offers a complete introduction to a particular topic -dinosaurs, coral reefs, the solar system, volcanoes, bats, flying machines, and more. These gorgeously illustrated graphic novels offer wildly entertaining views of their subjects. Whether you're doing a natural science unit at school or a thirty year old with a secret passion for planes, these books are for you! In Dinosaurs, learn all about the history of planetology this fascinating look at dinosaur science covers the last 150 years of dinosaur hunting, and illuminates how our ideas about dinosaurs have changed and continue to change.
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A Day at the Animal Post Office

A Day at the Animal Post Office

Sharon Rentta ,  Sharon Rentta

$15.99
Jack's best friend, Polly, has gone to live at the North Pole, so Jack decides to write her a letter. But how will it get there? Jack's dad is a postie, so he can explain all about the amazing journey Jack's letter will take as it travels in vans, trucks and planes all the way round the world to Polly's igloo. With so many witty, humorous details to explore, children will love this brand-new addition to Sharon Rentta's internationally award-winning series.
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The Lion Book of Prayers to Keep for Ever

The Lion Book of Prayers to Keep for Ever

Lois Rock ,  Sophie Allsopp

$12.99
One of Lion Children's Books' award-winning and most sophisticated gift Bibles now has its very own matching prayer book. Sophie Allsopp's distinctive and atmospheric illustrations accompany a collection of carefully chosen contemporary and classic prayers that provide inspiration and reassurance. Presented in a hardback cover with silver decoration on the cover and foiling on the title.
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Prayers and Verses for Your First Holy Communion

Prayers and Verses for Your First Holy Communion

Lois Rock ,  Alison Jay

$19.99
Alison Jay has illustrated many books for children, and her beautiful paintings are instantly recognisable. In this anthology of prayers her unique style is used to accompany a variety of traditional prayers and prayers from the Bible. Full of intriguing people, animals and landscapes. Includes a dedication page and silver foil on the cover.
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Princess Parsley

Princess Parsley

Pamela Rushby

$14.99
Could there possibly be anything more absolutely, mega embarrassing than being called Parsley? You bet. After a disagreement with the local council, Parsleys dad decides to set up his own principality, making 12-year-old Parsley - Princess Parsley! How about that for making you popular in your first year of high school? But it's the way Parsley approaches being a princess that really causes a stir, and a lot of laughs.
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Mother Goose's Action Rhymes

Mother Goose's Action Rhymes

Axel Scheffler

$14.99
From I'm a Little Teapot to Row, Row, Row Your Boat, these twelve classic nursery rhymes and traditional action songs are beautifully illustrated by the award-winning Axel Scheffler, illustrator of The Gruffalo. With a free read-along CD that slots neatly into the cover, Mother Goose's Action Rhymes is a wonderful book for families to share. Also available: Mother Goose's Bedtime Rhymes.
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Mother Goose's Bedtime Rhymes

Mother Goose's Bedtime Rhymes

Axel Scheffler

$14.99
From Twinkle Twinkle Little Star to Hush-a-bye Baby, these twelve classic nursery rhymes and traditional lullabies are beautifully illustrated by the award-winning Axel Scheffler, illustrator of The Gruffalo. With a free read-along CD that slots neatly into the cover, Mother Goose's Bedtime Rhymes is the perfect bedtime book for families to share. Also available: Mother Goose's Action Rhymes.
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Row, Row, Row Your Boat - Aussie Nursery Rhymes

Row, Row, Row Your Boat - Aussie Nursery Rhymes

Matt Shanks

$14.99
Row, row, row your boat, Slowly by the path, If you see a kookaburra, Don't forget to laugh!  Come aboard with the Aussie animals on an adventure down the stream, as they all try to squeeze into a tiny boat. But look out... someone else is following too!
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The Bumblebear

The Bumblebear

Nadia Shireen

$17.99
There's a new bee at Bee School. But that bee is not a bee...It's a Bear! Cheeky, sneaky Norman has a cunning plot to trick the bees and steal their honey. In his best bee onesie, Norman makes quite a convincing bee - but how long will his disguise last? And when the hive is endangered can he finally discover his true destiny and become The Bumblebear?
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Claude All at Sea

Claude All at Sea

Alex T. Smith

$24.99
In this glorious picture book Claude goes on a rollicking seafaring adventure! He swooshes out of the house in the bathtub - and out to sea! He and Sir Bobblysock meet mermaids, dolphins, Captain Poopdeck, and an enormous, ferocious sea monster called Nigel! Can Claude save them all from the monster?
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My Gym Teacher is an Alien Overlord

My Gym Teacher is an Alien Overlord

David Solomons

$12.99
Zack and Lara have superpowers. Luke has new school shoes and a burning sense of resentment. He KNOWS that aliens disguised as gym teachers are about to attack Earth but will anyone listen? No. So one dodgy pact with a self-styled supervillain later, and Luke is ready to save the world. He just needs to find his trainers.
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Dinosaur Roar!

Dinosaur Roar!

Henrietta Stickland

$14.99
A brand new edition of this best-selling classic picture book, produced from re-scanned original artwork, and now endorsed by the world famous Natural History Museum. The cheerful rhyming text is perfect for reading aloud and the images of the dinosaurs are charming and funny. Also included, a pull-out poster in the back of the book showing the dinosaur characters. Originally published in 1994, Dinosaur Roar! by Henrietta and Paul Stickland is now seen as a modern classic, a book that every preschool child will love.
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Dinosaur Roar! (Board Book)

Dinosaur Roar! (Board Book)

Henrietta Stickland

$14.99
A brand new board book edition of this best-selling classic picture book, produced from re-scanned original artwork, and now endorsed by the world famous Natural History Museum. The cheerful rhyming text is perfect for reading aloud and the images of the dinosaurs are authentic and accurate. Originally published in 1994, Dinosaur Roar! is now seen as a modern classic by Henrietta and Paul Stickland, a book that every preschool child will love. This board book edition is ideal for the very youngest of dinosaur fans.
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Ming Goes to School

Ming Goes to School

Deirdre Sullivan ,  Maja Lofdahl

$24.99
Ming goes to school, where she learns to say hello and good-bye. She meets new friends and introduces them to old friends (including her favorite teddy). She builds sandcastles and makes snow angels; she traces, glitters, and glues. She is so fearless that when held at sword point, she even walks the plank! And when she's playing in the mud, she reaches out and touches the worms with her bare hands. But despite those brave deeds, she isn't quite ready for the big red slide - not yet. This is a very sweet story with soft, evocative watercolor illustrations that will help kids to grow comfortable with the idea of starting preschool. Ming is curious and playful and ready for adventure, but even she gets scared of new things sometimes. Kids will relate to her desires and fears and will be excited to see Ming at the top of the slide by the story's end. A quiet and reassuring picture book for preschoolers (3-5), this is a wonderful going-to-school story that can be read both at home and in the classroom or childcare center. The illustrations provide a lot of diversity of characters, making this feel like any classroom in any school in the country.
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Will's Words: How William Shakespeare Changed the Way You Talk

Will's Words: How William Shakespeare Changed the Way You Talk

Jane Sutcliffe ,  John Shelley

$34.99
When Jane Sutcliffe sets out to write a book about William Shakespeare and the Globe Theatre, in her own words, she runs into a problem: Will's words keep popping up all over the place! What's an author to do? After all, Will is responsible for such familiar phrases as what's done is done and too much of a good thing. He even helped turn household words into household words. But, Jane embraces her dilemma, writing about Shakespeare, his plays, and his famous phrases with glee. After all, what better words are there to use to write about the greatest writer in the English language than his very own? As readers will discover, the long and the short of it is this: Will changed the English language forever. Backmatter includes an author s note, a bibliography, and a timeline.
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Voices from the Second World War: Witnesses Share Their Stories with the Children of Today

Voices from the Second World War: Witnesses Share Their Stories with the Children of Today

First News (UK) Limited

$27.99
A powerful, moving collection of first-person accounts of the Second World War. Contributors include a rear gunner who took part in sixty bombing raids, a Jewish woman who played in the orchestra at Auschwitz, a Japanese man who survived Hiroshima and Sir Nicholas Winton, who saved 669 children by setting up the Kindertransport program from Czechoslovakia. Many of the interviews were conducted by children, and the book is being published in association with award-winning children's newspaper First News.
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The Last Good Day of the Year

The Last Good Day of the Year

Jessica Warman

$12.99
In the early hours of New Year's Day, seven-year-old Samantha and her next door neighbor, Remy, watched as a man broke into Sam's home and lifted her younger sister, Turtle, from her sleeping bag, taking her away forever. Remy and Sam, too afraid to intervene at the time, later identified the man as Sam's sister Gretchen's much older ex-boyfriend, Steven, who is sent to prison for Turtle's murder. Ten years later, Sam's shattered family returns to her childhood home in an effort to heal. As long-buried memories begin to surface, Sam wonders if she and Remy accurately registered everything they saw. The more they re-examine the events of that fateful night, the more questions they discover about what really happened to Turtle.
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Spangles Mcnasty and the Fish of Gold

Spangles Mcnasty and the Fish of Gold

Steve Webb ,  Chris Mould

$17.99
Welcome to Bitterly Bay. Spangles McNasty has decided to spend his summer doing what he loves the most: shouting at babies, pulling faces at old ladies, eating cold chips from bins and best of all, collecting other people's spangly things! Having convinced themselves that goldfish are made of gold and that they grow to the size of whales, Spangles and his friend Sausage-face Pete decide to find the great Fish of Gold. They'll be rich forever! Only young Freddie Taylor can stop Spangles' dastardly plan, in a tale full of time-travelling jet skis, madcap chases and haunted custard. It is a tale so odd, your mind-cogs will jam with happiness for ever after!
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That's (Not) Mine

That's (Not) Mine

Chris Weyant ,  Anna Kang

$14.99
The two fuzzy creatures from You Are (Not) Small argue over a chair, each shouting 'It's mine!' But they soon realise it's better to play than to fight with your friend. The simple text of Anna Kang and bold illustrations of The New Yorker cartoonist Christopher Weyant tell an original and very funny story about sharing.
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Squishy Taylor in Zero Gravity

Squishy Taylor in Zero Gravity

Ailsa Wild ,  Ben Wood

$12.99
Modern Family meets Harriet the Spy in this hilarious mystery series! Sita 'Squishy' Taylor is a cheeky, sneaky 11-year-old who lives with her dad and step-family in a very crowded apartment. Luckily for Squishy, their building is huge - and there's always plenty of mysteries to investigate! Like...* How long would it take to cycle to a space station?* Why does red cordial make everyone more fun?* How come you can't hug over the internet?* Why is there a renegade astronaut on the roof?
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Lucinda Belinda Melinda McCool

Lucinda Belinda Melinda McCool

Jeanne Willis ,  Tony Ross

$29.99
The most beautiful girl in the whole of the school is Lucinda Belinda Melinda McCool - but Lucinda Belinda felt it was her duty to guide all her friends in the subject of beauty. Lucinda becomes the scourge of family and friends, criticising big bottoms and moustaches (especially her grandma's) until everyone avoids her. So when Lucinda meets a monster in the forest, she makes it her mission to make-over this scary creature. Unfortunately changing its outside does not change what's inside - as Lucinda Belinda discovers!
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Katy

Katy

Jacqueline Wilson

$19.99
Katy Carr is a lively, daredevil oldest sister in a big family. She loves messing around outdoors, climbing on the garage roof, or up a tree, cycling, skateboarding, swinging...But her life changes in dramatic and unexpected ways after a serious accident. Inspired by the classic novel, What Katy Did, Jacqueline Wilson creates an irresistible modern version for the twenty-first-century. This title is suitable for fans of Hetty Feather and Tracy Beaker will fall in love with Katy and her family too.
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