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Withering-by-Sea: A Stella Montgomery Intrigue

Withering-by-Sea: A Stella Montgomery Intrigue

Judith Rossell

$19.99

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A Victorian fantasy-adventure, perfect for fans of Wildwood, Lemony Snicket and Tensy Farlow Ages: 9+

High on a cliff above the gloomy coastal town of Withering-by-Sea stands the Hotel Majestic. Inside the walls of the damp, dull hotel, 11-year-old orphan Stella Montgomery leads a miserable life with her three dreadful Aunts. But one night, she sees something she shouldn't have - something that will set in motion an adventure more terrifying and more wonderful than she could ever have hoped for. From the hugely talented Australian writer-illustrator Judith Rossell comes a thrilling and gripping Victorian fantasy adventure, the first in an exciting new series.
Laurinda

Laurinda

Alice Pung

$19.99

Laurinda is an exclusive school for girls. At its hidden centre of power is The Cabinet, a triangle of girls who wield power over their classmates - and some of their teachers. Entering this world of wealth and secrets is Lucy Lam, a scholarship girl with sharp eyes and a shaky sense of self. As she watches The Cabinet in action, and is courted by them - as she learns about power and repression - Lucy finds herself in a battle for her identity and integrity.

Few genres are more enthralling than the school story. In Laurinda, the acclaimed Alice Pung tells an involving, original story that captures the drama and pain of school life today, as well as revealing much about the choices of young women.

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Pippi Longstocking and Friends (10-Book Boxed Set)

Pippi Longstocking and Friends (10-Book Boxed Set)

Astrid Lindgren

$65.95

Fans of Pippi Longstocking will love sharing these stories with their loved ones. This 10 book special edition gift boxed set includes:

Emil and the Great Escape
Emil and the Sneaky Rat
Emil's Clever Pig
Lotta Makes a Mess
Lotta Says 'No!'
Karlson on the Roof
Karlson Flies Again
Pippi Goes Aboard
Pippi in the South Seas
Pippi Longstocking
Tea and Sugar Christmas

Tea and Sugar Christmas

Jane Jolly ,  Robert Ingpen

$24.99

'The Tea and Sugar train only came once a week on a Thursday. But the special Christmas train only came once a year. Today was Sunday. Four more days without sugar. Four more days until the Christmas train. Please, please be on time. Please don't be late.'

Join Kathleen in the outback as she eagerly awaits the Christmas Tea and Sugar  train. Will she meet Father Christmas? Will she receive a Christmas gift from  him? A  delightful, heart-warming story from the National Library of Australia that  will intrigue, captivate and introduce readers to a slice of the past. Wonderful, sensitive illustrations, including a beautiful double fold-out image showing  the shops inside all the carriages.

For 81 years, from 1915 to 1996, the Tea and Sugar Train travelled from Port Augusta to Kalgoorlie once a week. It serviced the settlements along the Nullarbor Plain, a 1050-km long rail link. It was a lifeline. There were no shops or services in these settlements. The train carried everything they needed - household goods, groceries, fruit and vegetables, a butcher's van, banking facilities and at one time even a theatrette car for showing films. 

The biggest excitement for the children was the first Thursday of December every year, when Father Christmas travelled the line. He distributed gifts to all the children on the way, including those of railway workers, those in isolated communities, and station kids.
Freaked!: Truly Tan #4

Freaked!: Truly Tan #4

Jen Storer ,  Claire Robertson

$16.99

Tan Callahan, Great Detective, is back in a series that has been described as 'interesting, exciting and excellent!' Tan has never been fond of the old machinery shed. It's dusty and airless, full of dark secrets and bad memories. There's a mountain of junk in there too, broken chairs, sideboards, couches, books and overcoats. But worse still is the creepy portrait of an unnamed little girl. She has cold, dark eyes and a gloomy face. And if the girl isn't scary enough the china doll she's holding looks downright malicious. Tan vows to avoid the shed and the portrait at all costs. But when Great Aunt Aggie comes to stay, Tan discovers there's a whole lot more to the portrait than she ever imagined. There's a whole lot more to Great Aunt Aggie, too.
Please Mr Panda

Please Mr Panda

Steve Antony

$24.99

From the creator of the bestselling The Queen's Hat.

With a Jon Klassen appeal, Steve Antony is the one to watch. Panda has a tray of doughnuts. Animal after animal tells him the one they want, but it's only when Lemur says 'please' politely that Panda will give any out! A witty and stylish lesson that manners will get you EVERYTHING. Even a trayload of doughnuts.

'A great introduction to London, royalty, and all that makes Britain great.' - The Sun

'A certain future classic.' - Literary Loves
The Beach They Called Gallipoli

The Beach They Called Gallipoli

Jackie French ,  Bruce Whatley

$24.99

An extraordinary exploration of Gallipoli created by the incredible Jackie French and Bruce Whatley.

Many books have been written about the battles of Gallipoli; the men who went to war and what they faced, the letters, and the tears of those left behind. But this is a book about Gallipoli, the place, and what happened on Gallipoli Beach from April - December 1915. With beautiful and painterly illustrations by Bruce Whatley this is a book that explores the beach where the battles took place. In focusing on the actual place of war, the book will also examine many other aspects of WW1, from the soldiers and the conditions they fought in, to the civilians at home.

This is more than a book about ANZACS; this is a book about and for all of the nationalities who fought at that cove, not matter what side they were on.
The Long Haul: Diary of a Wimpy Kid #9

The Long Haul: Diary of a Wimpy Kid #9

Jeff Kinney

$14.99

The Diary of a Wimpy Kid series of books charts the highs and lows of our middle school hero, Greg, as he stumbles and fumbles from childhood to teenhood via school-hood. Sometimes helped by his friends and family, often not helped by himself! Can't wait for more details about Book 9? Here's what we can tell you: Greg Heffley and his family hit the road in author-illustrator Jeff Kinney's latest instalment of the phenomenal bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. Not much to go on? You KNOW it's going to involve Greg being the daft idiot we all love, and his family driving him nuts, and his friend-issues... so buckle-up, it's going to be a side-splitting ride!
Australian Wildlife Nature Activity Book

Australian Wildlife Nature Activity Book

James Kavanagh ,  Dr. Raymond Leung ,  Raymond Leung

$8.99

Waterford Press understands the importance of teaching our children well. We also know that learning can be enhanced when information is presented in an entertaining format. Designed to complement the curriculum for grades 3-5, our Australian Wildlife Nature Activity Book features dozens of nature-related games, quizzes and classroom activities that encourage interest and engage children in nature and the natural sciences.
Busy Little Kids: 123 Fun, Easy and Creative Ideas to Keep Your Children Busy

Busy Little Kids: 123 Fun, Easy and Creative Ideas to Keep Your Children Busy

Neva Elliott

$19.95

As a parent of young children, do you find yourself lacking inspiration to keep the kids busy and creative on a daily basis? Busy Little Kids by Neva Elliott is a book full of easy bright ideas to inspire and keep your kids happy and busy every day. Encourage little imaginations with this thoughtful collection of activities to help your children create, learn and get active. Busy Little Kids is an easy-to-use resource for parents and children providing an extensive list of activities that are not just fun and educational, but designed to cultivate important developmental skills including speech, hand-eye coordination and motor skills. Included in the book are 123 easy and inexpensive ideas designed to keep children active and inventive, each accompanied by a photograph to help inspire creativity. Packed with games, crafts and experiments in two categories - rainy day and sunny day activities. With Busy Little Kids you'll never be stuck for ideas to entertain the children again.
The Funniest Holiday Joke Book Ever

The Funniest Holiday Joke Book Ever

Joe King

$12.99

Laugh yourself silly with these ridiculous holiday jokes! This is filled with wacky pictures throughout. Where do genies go on summer vacation? To lamp camp. Why did the teacher jump into the swimming pool? She wanted to test the water Which cake lives in a French cathedral? The Flapjack of Notre Dame Perfect for making long holiday journeys or airport queues more bearable!
Duelgum: The Story of the Mother Eel

Duelgum: The Story of the Mother Eel

Uncle Joe Kirk ,  Sandi Harrold

$15.99

This is the story of Duelgum, the mother eel. Duelgum makes a long journey from her waterhole to the sea to lay her eggs. After they hatch, her babies have to make the return journey.
Anne of Green Gables Library (Anne of Green Gables/ Anne of Avonlea/ Anne of the Island/ Anne's House of Dreams)

Anne of Green Gables Library (Anne of Green Gables/ Anne of Avonlea/ Anne of the Island/ Anne's House of Dreams)

Lucy Maud Montgomery

$32.99

Treasure the imaginative world of Anne Shirley with the first four artfully packaged books in the Anne of Green Gables series, now available as a collectible boxed set. Red-headed, big-hearted Anne Shirley is one of literature's most classic and beloved characters, and this four-book boxed set is the perfect way to cherish her adventures and her legacy. Each of the four included books features an artistically crafted cover, making this boxed set a wonderful gift and keepsake. Anne of Green Gables introduces orphan Anne Shirley as she first comes to Marilla and Matthew's home on Prince Edward Island. Anne of Avonlea chronicles Anne's misadventures as Avonlea's schoolteacher. Anne of the Island follows Anne as she sets out for Redmond College, and Anne's House of Dreams tells the story of Anne and Gilbert's new life together in Four Winds Harbor.
Anne of Green Gables

Anne of Green Gables

L. M. Montgomery

$19.99

Anne, an eleven-year-old orphan, is sent by mistake to live with a lonely, middle-aged brother and sister on a Prince Edward Island farm and proceeds to make an indelible impression on everyone around her.
Heidi

Heidi

Johanna Spyri

$19.99

At the age of five, little orphan Heidi is sent to live with her grandfather in the Alps. Everyone in the village is afraid of him, but Heidi is fascinated by his long beard and bushy grey eyebrows. She loves her life in the mountains, playing in the sunshine and growing up amongst the goats and birds. But one terrible day, Heidi is collected by her aunt and is made to live with a new family in town. Heidi can't bear to be away from her grandfather; can she find a way back up the mountain, where she belongs?
Adventures of the Little Wooden Horse: Macmillan Classics Edition

Adventures of the Little Wooden Horse: Macmillan Classics Edition

Ursula Moray Williams ,  Joyce Lankester Brisley

$19.99

When Uncle Peder the toymaker falls on hard times, his little wooden horse must go out into the world to seek his fortune. But whether he's working in a coal mine, sailing the seven seas with a band of pirates, or walking the tightrope in a circus, the loyal little horse only has one wish: to return to his beloved master. Gloriously illustrated with the original line drawings by Joyce Lankester Brisley, a ribbon marker and a foreword by Vivian French, this beautiful hardback edition of Ursula Moray Williams's Adventures of the Little Wooden Horse is a truly special gift to treasure.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: Macmillan Classics Edition

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: Macmillan Classics Edition

Lewis Carroll

$19.99

A timeless heroine, Alice is quick-witted, determined and resourceful. In her extraordinary adventures she meets a series of unforgettable characters, from the bossy White Rabbit to the grinning Cheshire-Cat and the Mad Hatter, all of whom are as famous as Alice herself. Gloriously illustrated with the original line drawings by John Tenniel, plates coloured by John Macfarlane, a ribbon marker and a foreword by Hilary McKay, this beautiful hardback edition of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, which was first published by Macmillan in 1865, is a truly special gift to treasure.
Classic Bedtime Stories

Classic Bedtime Stories

Scott Gustafson

$34.95

Once upon a time, artist Scott Gustafson set out to illustrate classic stories, fairy tales, and nursery rhymes. Decades later, his immediately recognizable paintings have made bestsellers of Peter Pan, The Night Before Christmas, Classic Fairy Tales, and Favorite Nursery Rhymes from Mother Goose. Now he gives us Classic Bedtime Stories, a lavishly illustrated, oversized collection of some of his favorite tales. Stories such as Sleeping Beauty, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Sambha and the Tigers leap off the page thanks to Gustafson s exquisite paintings and lively retelling of these classics. The Lion and the Mouse and The Country Mouse and the City Mouse demonstrate his talent at creating uncanny anthropomorphic characters who keep us smiling even as they teach us about tolerance, diversity, and the Golden Rule. A book that even adults will enjoy reading aloud again and again, Classic Bedtime Stories will keep youngsters of all ages engaged for hours. Gustafson s unique style makes this a volume to be cherished by children, parents, and grandparents for generations to come.
Gobbolino, the Witch's Cat: Macmillan Classics Edition

Gobbolino, the Witch's Cat: Macmillan Classics Edition

Ursula Moray Williams ,  Catherine Rayner

$19.99

With his sparky whiskers and magic tricks, no one could mistake Gobbolino for a simple kitchen cat, but that's just what the witch's kitten wants to be. Instead of learning how to turn mice into toads for the witch's brew, Gobbolino sets out on an adventure to find a family and a home of his own. Gobbolino has been delighting readers since 1942. With glorious illustrations by Catherine Rayner, a ribbon marker and a foreword by Joan Aiken, this beautiful hardback edition of Ursula Moray Williams's Gobbolino the Witch's Cat is a truly special gift to treasure.
Island of Adventure

Island of Adventure

Enid Blyton ,  Stuart Tresilian

$19.99

For Philip, Dinah, Lucy-Ann, Jack and Kiki the parrot, the summer holidays in Cornwall are everything they'd hoped for. Until they begin to realise that something very sinister is taking place on the mysterious Isle of Gloom - where a dangerous adventure awaits them in the abandoned copper mines and secret tunnels beneath the sea. A beautiful hardback edition of The Island of Adventure, the first book in Enid Blyton's classic Adventure series, first published by Macmillan in 1944. Gloriously illustrated with the original line drawings by Stuart Tresilian, a ribbon marker and with a foreword by Cressida Cowell, this is a truly special gift to treasure.
The Jungle Book: Macmillan Classics Edition

The Jungle Book: Macmillan Classics Edition

Rudyard Kipling

$19.99

The Jungle Book is a collection of Rudyard Kipling's animal stories, wonderfully told and interweaving moral lessons with classic tales. They include the stories of Mowgli, a boy raised by wolves in the Indian jungle, Rikki-Tikki-Tavi, a brave mongoose, and Toomai of the Elephants, the story of a young elephant handler. Gloriously illustrated with the original line artwork by J. Lockwood Kipling C.I.E and W. H. Drake and with a foreword by Ben Fogle and a ribbon marker, this beautiful hardback edition of Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book, which was first published by Macmillan in 1894, is a truly special gift to treasure.
The Milly-Molly-Mandy Storybook: Macmillan Classics Edition

The Milly-Molly-Mandy Storybook: Macmillan Classics Edition

Joyce Lankester Brisley

$19.99

The stories of Milly-Molly-Mandy and her friends have charmed generations of children since their first publication in 1925. Perfect for reading aloud, these twenty-one stories will bring back happy memories for parents and grandparents and introduce younger readers to an enduringly popular heroine and her friends little-friend-Susan and Billy Blunt. Gloriously illustrated with the author's original line drawings, a ribbon marker and with a foreword by Shirley Hughes, this beautiful hardback edition of Joyce Lankester Brisley's The Milly-Molly-Mandy Storybook is a truly special gift to treasure.
The Teddy Robinson Storybook: Macmillan Classics Edition

The Teddy Robinson Storybook: Macmillan Classics Edition

Joan G. Robinson

$19.99

A friendly, free-and-easy bear, A cosy, jolly, teasy bear Is always welcome everywhere. Fair and furry, fat and free, That's the kind of bear to be. Like Me! Join Teddy Robinson as he has a birthday party, goes to hospital and plays at the seaside. He's sometimes rather shy and sometimes a bit of a show-off - but with his love of rhymes and his great imagination, Teddy Robinson is the best friend any child could have. Teddy Robinson has been enchanting readers since his first appearance in 1953. Gloriously illustrated with the author's original line drawings, a ribbon marker and with a foreword by the author's daughter, Deborah Sheppard, this beautiful hardback edition of Joan G. Robinson's The Teddy Robinson Storybook is a truly special gift to treasure.
Through the Looking Glass: Macmillan Classics Edition

Through the Looking Glass: Macmillan Classics Edition

Lewis Carroll

$19.99

Alice's second adventure takes her through the looking-glass to a place even curiouser than Wonderland. She finds herself caught up in the great looking-glass chess game and sets off to become a queen. It isn't as easy as she expects: at every step she is hindered by nonsense characters who crop up and insist on reciting poems. Some of these poems, such as 'The Walrus and the Carpenter' and 'Jabberwocky', are as famous as the Alice stories themselves. Gloriously illustrated with the original line drawings by John Tenniel, plates coloured by John Macfarlane, a ribbon marker and a foreword by Philip Ardagh, this beautiful hardback edition of Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking-Glass, which was first published by Macmillan in 1871, is a truly special gift to treasure.
Peter Pan

Peter Pan

James Matthew Barrie ,  Trina Schart Hyman

$29.99

Take flight to Neverland with this sumptuously illustrated, finely crafted keepsake edition of Peter Pan's, Wendy's, and of course, Tinkerbell's adventure that inspired the beloved Disney film and countless Captain Hook movies. All children, except one, grow up. And so begins the story of one of the most cherished characters in children's literature, Peter Pan. In J.M. Barrie's classic unabridged tale, the lives of Wendy, John, and Michael Darling change forever the night that Peter Pan and Tinkerbell the fairy fly into the Darling home looking for Peter's shadow. Once he teaches Wendy, John, and Michael how to fly with him back to the Neverland, imaginations and adventures unfurl. This collectible edition includes a soft-touch cover, gold foiling, and dreamy artwork from Caldecott winner Trina Schart Hyman, whose illustrations are as mischievous, ethereal, and playful as Peter Pan himself.
I am David

I am David

Anne Holm

$19.95

'You must get away tonight,' the man had told him. David escapes from the concentration camp where he has spent his entire life and flees across Europe. He is utterly alone - who can he trust? What will await him? And all the while, how can he be sure that they won't catch up with him...This is the remarkable story of David's introduction to the world: sea, mountains and flowers, the colours of Italy, the taste of fruit, people laughing and smiling, all are new to David. David learns that his polite manner, his haunted eyes and his thin features are strange to other people. He must learn to fend for himself in this strange new world.
Missee Lee

Missee Lee

Arthur Ransome

$12.99

'So long,' called the harbourmaster. 'Don't run into Missee Lee!' The Swallows, Amazons and Captain Flint don't pay much heed to the harbourmaster's friendly warning as they set off for China. They are on a round-the-world voyage aboard the Wild Cat and it's been plain sailing for a hundred ports. But when Gibber, the ship's monkey, accidentally sinks their faithful boat things take a serious turn for the worse. Separated, captured, miles from home, the Swallows and Amazons are about to meet their fate and the pirate who holds it: the legendary Missee Lee...In the 'Backstory' you can learn to decipher Nancy's Morse code and find out about the real life inspirations for Missee Lee Vintage Children's Classics is a twenty-first century classics list aimed at 8-12 year olds and the adults in their lives. Discover timeless favourites from The Jungle Book and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland to modern classics such as The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.
Biggles Secret Assignments: Three More of Our Flying Hero's Classic Adventures

Biggles Secret Assignments: Three More of Our Flying Hero's Classic Adventures

WE John Publications

$34.95

Biggles becomes involved in three undercover operations in this third bumper omnibus edition of his classic adventure stories. Biggles Secret Assignments take him from the icy wastes of Antarctica to remote regions of China: hunting a Second World War German submarine loaded with stolen gold battling with desperate villains over an ice-bound treasure ship tackling his arch enemy Erich Von Stalhein and teaming up with Gimlet King's special forces unit undercover in China.
Eren

Eren

Simon P. Clark

$19.99

'Tell the story to its end,' says Eren with a grin. His yellow eyes are glowing like embers in the night. 'When I reach the end,' I say, 'what happens? You'll have the whole story.' 'Hmm,' he says, looking at me and licking his lips with a dry, grey tongue. 'What happens then? Why don't we find out?' People are keeping secrets from Oli. His mum has brought him to stay with his aunt and uncle in the countryside, but nobody will tell him why his dad isn't with them. Where is he? Has something happened? Oli has a hundred questions, but then he finds a secret of his own: he discovers the creature that lives in the attic. Eren. Eren is not human. Eren is hungry for stories. Eren has been waiting for him. Sharing his stories with Eren, Oli starts to make sense of what's happening downstairs with his family. But what if it's a trap? Soon, Oli must make a choice: learn the truth - or abandon himself to Eren's world, forever.
Circle of Fire: Secret Breakers #6

Circle of Fire: Secret Breakers #6

H. L. Dennis

$14.99

The time for answers has arrived. After the death of a much loved friend, Team Veritas has even more to fight for. At the University of Yale, in the underground vaults of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the team finally get to see the real live Voynich Manuscript. Amongst stories of giants, betrayal and death, the language of the most mysterious manuscript in the world is finally understood. An ancient secret is broken. And now Team Veritas know their final quest: to journey to the real Avalon - the island where truth and legend meet. But they do not travel alone. There are some who seek revenge. And there are others who demand an impossible sacrifice - only then can the words of the Firebird Code be completely understood. With danger around every corner, can the Secret Breakers finally unlock the truth? The SECRET BREAKERS series concludes in this dramatic and satisfying finale. Enter the world of the Secret Breakers at http://hldennis.com/ Teachers' resources and full reading guide available here: http://hldennis.com/docs/HDreadingguide.pdf 'This gripping thriller ...will have you on the edge of your seats.' TBK Magazine
Egg & Spoon

Egg & Spoon

Gregory Maguire

$24.95

Elena Rudina lives in the impoverished Russian countryside. Her father is dead and her mother dying. One of her brothers has been conscripted into the Tsar's army and the other taken to serve in the house of a wealthy landowner. Elena's future is as bleak as the wastelands surrounding her village of Miersk. That is until the night of a freak storm when a majestic steam train is forced to stop at the village's abandoned station. The train carries a fabulous Faberge egg and Ekaterina, a girl whose fate is now entwined with Elena's. When their lives collide, a complex, funny and engrossing adventure begins. An adventure that embraces mistaken identity, the mythical Firebird, a prince travelling incognito, the awesome city of Saint Petersburg, the glacial lands of the north, and - in a starring role - Baba Yaga, the enigmatic witch of Russian folklore and her shapeshifting house, Dumb Doma, perched on chicken legs.
The Piper

The Piper

Danny Weston

$17.99

He who pays the piper calls the tune. When Peter and his little sister, Daisy, are evacuated from London to the countryside, they find themselves on an isolated farm in the middle of a treacherous marshland. As Daisy gets drawn deeper into the secrets of their new home, Peter starts to realise that something very sinister is going on. What is that music they can hear at night? And who are the children dancing to it?
A Tiger Tale

A Tiger Tale

Holly Webb

$12.99

A moving story about coping with loss from bestselling author Holly Webb. Kate's grandfather has died and she's missing him desperately. Her Mum wants Kate to talk about it, but it only makes Kate angry. Granddad has gone and he's never coming back. At least she has her toy tiger, Amos, to keep her company. It was a present from Granddad, and somehow holding him close makes Granddad seem less far away. But she doesn't expect Amos to turn into a real tiger - a big, comforting, friendly tiger who smells of Granddad, and sounds like him too.
The Winter Horses

The Winter Horses

Philip Kerr

$24.95

It will soon be another cold winter in the Ukraine. Max, the devoted caretaker of a wildlife reserve, must learn to live with the Nazis who have overrun his land. He must also learn to keep secrets - for there is a girl, Kalinka, who is hiding in the park. Kalinka has lost her home, her family, her belongings - everything but her life. Still, she has gained one small, precious gift: a relationship with the rare wild and wily Przewalski's horses that wander the reservation. Apart from Max, these endangered animals are her only friends - until a Nazi campaign of extermination nearly wipes them out for good. Now Kalinka must set out on a treacherous journey through the frozen Ukrainian forest to save the only two surviving horses - and herself. This sensitive, inspiring tale captures the power of sacrifice, the endurance of the human spirit and the astonishing loyalty of animals.
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James Phelan

$14.99

'I can't run anymore. The race is ending.' Sam makes a shocking discovery about the last 13 that will change everything. The shattering revelation will set the race on a dangerous course, more terrifying than even his worst nightmares. With the world in turmoil and their enemies circling closer, the last 13 assemble in Egypt to take their place in the prophecy. Can they all make it to the end or will the power beyond the Dream Gate be lost to evil forever? The last 13 is complete. The battle ends now.
The Beasts of Clawstone Castle

The Beasts of Clawstone Castle

Eva Ibbotson

$14.99

'We need proper ghosts,' said Ned, 'really scary ones with heads that come off and daggers in their chests!' When Madlyn and her younger brother Rollo arrive at crumbling Clawstone Castle, they can see that emergency action is needed before Clawstone falls down completely. With the help of a team of homeless, scary ghosts - including a one-eyed skeleton and Brenda the Bloodstained Bride - they hatch a spooky plan to get the money rolling in. But with a sinister scientist on the loose, money might not be enough to save the mysterious beasts of Clawstone Castle ...
The Girl Who Wasn't There

The Girl Who Wasn't There

Karen McCombie

$15.99

A brand new story of friendship and ghostly mystery from one of the best-loved UK writers for girls. Maisie Hart's dad has a new job as live-in caretaker of a Victorian secondary school. Finding it hard to make friends, things change when Maisie tells her new classmates about something strange she saw the night before - a girl's face in the window of a gothic tower. The girls tell Maisie about the ghost of a Victorian pupil rumoured to wander the corridors. One particular student called Kat seems captivated by what Maisie has seen, and - both feeling like outsiders - they quickly become close. One night, though, Maisie comes across a tin box full of photos and notes. It's plainly decades old, and, squinting at the photos - belonged to a smiling girl who looks exactly like Kat...
The Matchbox Mysteries

The Matchbox Mysteries

Sally Gardner ,  David Roberts

$14.99

It's Hallowe'en and Podgy Bottom is in trouble. All over town cars are being shrunk to the size of a matchbox in the blink of an eye; a giant purple bunny rabbit is running riot and a strange-looking broomstick is causing chaos and calamity...Sounds like a case for Wings & Co, the famous fairy detective agency! Can Emily, Budget and Fidget put a stop to this magical mischief before it's too late? Another fantastic story for younger readers from Sally Gardner, winner of the COSTA BOOK AWARD 2013, and acclaimed artist, David Roberts. If you loved David Walliams's GANGSTA GRANNY, you'll love these hilarious tales of mischief, mayhem, magic and mystery.
The Secret of Platform 13

The Secret of Platform 13

Eva Ibbotson

$14.99

Under Platform 13 at King's Cross Station there is a secret door that leads to a magical island ...It appears only once every nine years. And when it opens, four mysterious figures step into the streets of London. A wizard, an ogre, a fey and a young hag have come to find the prince of their kingdom, stolen as a baby nine years before. But the prince has become a horrible rich boy called Raymond Trottle, who doesn't understand magic and is determined not to be rescued. The Secret of Platform 13 is an exciting magical adventure from Eva Ibbotson, the award-winning author of Journey to the River Sea. 'This kind of fun will never fail to delight' Philip Pullman
What I Came to Tell You

What I Came to Tell You

Tommy Hays

$14.99

This unique work is written in the spirit of such enduring novels as the Newbery Medal-winning Missing May (Scholastic, 1993) and Because of Winn Dixie (Walker Books, 2001). Tommy Hays' evocative writing blends with an emotion-laden narrative that goes right to the heart of the reader. The central theme of What I Came To Tell You is a grief-stricken family learning to forgive one another, and themselves, through one boy's determination, his art and the support of a community.
Playing Up: Kaboom Kid #2

Playing Up: Kaboom Kid #2

David Warner ,  J.S. Black ,  Jules Faber

$14.99

Meet Little Davey Warner. He lives in Sandhill Flats with his mum and dad and his brother Steve - and his stinky dog Max. Davey and his schoolmates -even Max - are MAD for cricket. All they want to do is play...but there's always something getting in their way. In this second book in the series, Davey wishes he could be as good a cricketer as his older brother Steve, who's always telling him to practise more. And there's nothing else that Davey and his mates like to do more - the classroom is as good as the playground, right? Mr Mudge, the Year 6 teacher and absolute grump, doesn't think so, especially after being donked on the head by the ball, and confiscates Davey's precious bat, 'Kaboom'. What's Davey going to do without his precious bat? It's like a part of his body. And of course a selector has turned up at club training, and Davey's HOPELESS without his bat. He's really happy for his mate, Sunil, though, who the selector taps on the shoulder. Davey's feeling pretty down - that is, until Steve asks him to play up and fill in on his team for a big match. Davey's ecstatic, but then realises that without Kaboom, he'll let his brother down. He's GOT to get Kaboom back...but how? And why does Mo Clouter think he can find it? In the meantime, Davey will keep practising, but will he be good enough to be play with his brother?
The Big Switch: Kaboom Kid #1

The Big Switch: Kaboom Kid #1

David Warner ,  J.V. McGee ,  Jules Faber

$14.99

Meet Little Davey Warner. He lives in Sandhill Flats with his mum and dad and his brother Steve - and his stinky dog Max. Davey and his schoolmates - even Max - are MAD for cricket. All they want to do is play...but there's always something getting in their way. In this first book in the series, Davey and his friends have a big game coming up against Shimmer Bay, their arch rivals in the local comp. They need to practise, and spend all their free time at school - in the morning and at lunchtime - making sure they'll be ready. But disaster strikes. Davey and his friends find out their new teacher is Mr Mudge, a strict grump who HATES cricket even more than he hates Year 6 boys, and thanks to bully Mo Clouter, they find themselves on detention. Which means no cricket. The boys are desperate. They're going to need to pull something special out of the bag to win against Shimmer Bay. Davey's mates have some ideas, one that could really get them into trouble, but it means getting around Mo, who seems to be everywhere they turn. But Davey has an idea that he thinks may just work...he just needs to practise. Will he pull it off in time for the game against Shimmer Bay?
Academy All-Stars: Glen Maxwell #2

Academy All-Stars: Glen Maxwell #2

Patrick Loughlin ,  Glenn Maxwell

$14.99

Talented young batsman Will Albright has earned himself a place at the brand-new T20 Youth Academy. But, in order to prove himself worthy of playing for Victoria, he will first have to face everything the academy can throw at him - including more bone-rattling bouncers from his archenemy, Darren 'Killer' McKinnon. To make things even more challenging, Will must compete with his best mate, Shavil, for the highly sought-after opening batsman spot. Can Australian T20 all-rounder Glenn Maxwell help Will adjust his game and earn a spot on the state team without losing his friend or his head?
Lucky Break: Glenn Maxwell #1

Lucky Break: Glenn Maxwell #1

Patrick Loughlin ,  Glenn Maxwell

$14.99

Will Albright is a batting whiz and captain of his local cricket team. But when his coach nominates him to attend a T20 training camp, Will soon discovers that standing out in a sea of young cricket talent isn't easy. Especially when Darren 'Killer' McKinnon, a super-quick pace bowler, has taken a deadly dislike to him. Luckily, Will's hero, Glenn Maxwell, is on hand to provide some much-needed advice. If Will can survive Killer's bouncers, he may just have a shot at making it through the camp alive and gaining a place at the brand-new T20 Youth Academy.
All Aboard! The Family Series Collection

All Aboard! The Family Series Collection

Enid Blyton

$19.95

Mike, Belinda and Ann love sailing away on summer holidays with their family. Whether they're going on a cruise, taking a houseboat down a narrow canal, or staying at perfect Sea-gull Cove, they know they'll always be in for an adventure! This bind-up includes: The Caravan Family; The Saucy Jane Family; The Pole Star Family; The Seaside Family; The Queen Elizabeth Family; and The Buttercup Family.
Empire of Bones (Ashtown Burials #3)

Empire of Bones (Ashtown Burials #3)

N D Wilson

$14.99

Fans of both Percy Jackson and Indiana Jones will be captivated by the lost civilizations, ancient secrets, and buried treasure found in the third book of the Ashtown Burials series, an action-packed adventure by the author of 100 Cupboards. Cyrus and Antigone Smith have thwarted Dr. Phoenix's plans--for the moment. They've uncovered a new threat from the transmortals and managed to escape with their lives. Their next adventure will take them deep into the caves below Ashtown, where they will look for help from those imprisoned in one of Ashtown's oldest tombs. An extraordinary new series. -- SLJ, Starred From the Hardcover edition.
The Essential Kate Dicamillo Collection

The Essential Kate Dicamillo Collection

Kate DiCamillo

$39.95

For both Kate DiCamillo's staunchest fans and those just discovering this beloved author, here are five of her award-winning classics in one handsome boxed set. Create an instant Kate DiCamillo collection with five of her New York Times best-selling novels -- among them a Newbery Honor Book, a National Book Award Finalist, a Newbery Medal Winner, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Winner, and an American Library Association Notable Children's Book. Included in this boxed set are paperback editions of: - Because of Winn-Dixie - The Tiger Rising - The Tale of Despereaux - The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane - The Magician's Elephant
Five Children on the Western Front: Inspired by E. Nesbit's Five Children and it Stories

Five Children on the Western Front: Inspired by E. Nesbit's Five Children and it Stories

Kate Saunders

$19.99

This is an epic, heart-wrenching follow-on from E. Nesbit's Five Children and It stories. The five children have grown up and World War I has begun in earnest. Cyril is off to fight, Anthea is at art college, Robert is a Cambridge scholar and Jane is at high school. The Lamb is the grown up age of 11, and he has a little sister, Edith, in tow. The sand fairy has become a creature of stories ...until, for the first time in 10 years, he suddenly reappears. The siblings are pleased to have something to take their minds off the war, but this time the Psammead is here for a reason, and his magic might have a more serious purpose. Before this last adventure ends, all will be changed, and the two younger children will have seen the Great War from every possible viewpoint - factory-workers, soldiers, nurses and ambulance drivers, and the people left at home, and the war's impact will be felt right at the heart of their family.
The Flint Heart

The Flint Heart

Katherine Paterson ,  John Paterson

$16.95

An ambitious Stone Age man demands a talisman that will harden his heart, allowing him to take control of his tribe. Against better judgement, the tribe's magic man creates the Flint Heart, but the cruelty of it causes the destruction of the tribe. Thousands of years later, the talisman re-emerges to corrupt first a boy's father, an innocent fairy creature and a familial badger. Can Charles and his sister Unity, who have consulted with fairies such as the mysterious Zagabog, wisest creature in the universe, find a way to rescue humans, fairies and animals alike from the dark influence of the Flint Heart? This humorous, hearty and utterly delightful reworking of a 1910 story by Eden Phillpotts, is perfect for an entire family to savour together or an adventurous youngster to devour.
The Giver Boxed Set: The Giver, Gathering Blue, Messenger, Son

The Giver Boxed Set: The Giver, Gathering Blue, Messenger, Son

Lois Lowry

$49.99

THE GIVER is soon to be a major motion picture starring Jeff Bridges, Katie Holmes and Taylor Swift. Now available for the first time in the UK, THE GIVER QUARTET is the complete four-novel collection. THE GIVER: It is the future. There is no war, no hunger, no pain. No one in the community wants for anything. Everything needed is provided. And at twelve years old, each member of the community has their profession carefully chosen for them by the Committee of Elders. Jonas has never thought there was anything wrong with his world. But from the moment he is selected as the Receiver of Memory, Jonas discovers that their community is not as perfect as it seems...GATHERING BLUE is a return to the mysterious but plausible future world of THE GIVER. It tells the story of Kira, orphaned, physically flawed, and left with an uncertain future until she is summoned by the Council of Guardians. On her quest for truth that follows, Kira makes discoveries that will change her life and world forever. In MESSENGER, Matty has lived in Village and flourished under the guidance of Seer, a blind man known for his special sight. His community once welcomed newcomers, but something sinister has seeped into Village and the people have voted to close its borders to outsiders. Now Matty must risk everything to make one last journey through the treacherous forest...SON is the thrilling conclusion to THE GIVER QUARTET. When 'Water Claire' washed up on their shore, no one knew that she came from a society where emotions don't exist. That she had become a Vessel. That she had carried a Product. That it had been stolen from her body. Claire's son is out there, a young boy now. And she will stop at nothing to find her child, even if it means making an unimaginable sacrifice. Award-winning author Lois Lowry challenges readers to imagine what our world could become, how people could evolve and what could be considered valuable in this fascinating quartet of dystopian novels - now available as a four-book set.
The Last of the Spirits

The Last of the Spirits

Chris Priestley

$21.99

Sam and Lizzie are freezing and hungry on the streets of Victorian London. When Sam asks a wealthy man for some coins, he is rudely turned away. Months of struggle suddenly find their focus, and Sam resolves to kill the man. Huddling in a graveyard for warmth, Sam and Lizzie are horrified to see the earth around one of the tombs begin to shift, shortly followed by the wraithlike figure of a ghostly man. He warns Sam about the future which awaits such a bitter heart, and so begins Sam's journey led by terrifying spirits through the past, present and future, after which Sam must decide whether to take the man, Scrooge's, life or not. A perfectly layered, tense and supremely satisfying twist on one of Dickens' most popular books, cleverly reinvented to entice a younger readership.
The Map to Everywhere

The Map to Everywhere

Carrie Ryan ,  John Parke Davis

$24.99

'It is said the Bintheyr Map to Everywhere will take its possessor wherever he or she needs to go...' Master thief, Fin, is unusual - when he's out of sight, everyone forgets he exists! He needs to find his mother - the one person who might remember him. Schoolgirl, Marrill, boards a pirate ship in a car park and is carried off to another world. She needs to find her way home. Fin and Marrill are on a wild adventure to find the Map to Everywhere, but can they escape the Oracle - a dark and powerful wizard who seeks the map to fulfil a terrifying prophecy? The first in an epic new adventure series from husband-and-wife team, John Parke Davis and NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author, Carrie Ryan. Beautifully illustrated by Todd Harris.
Nancy and Plum

Nancy and Plum

Betty MacDonald

$12.99

'Big snowflakes fluttered slowly through the air like white feathers and made all of Heavenly Valley smooth and white and quiet and beautiful.' So here we are on Christmas Eve, locked up in rotten Mrs Monday's boarding house with no presents and no Christmas dinner, while all the other children have gone home for the holidays. I'm Nancy, by the way, and this is my sister Plum. Luckily, we're both pretty good at making up stories about the adventures and pretty dresses that we'd like to have, and that helps us put up with Mrs Monday and her awful niece Marybelle. But one day, we're going to escape, and maybe we'll find a nice home and a family all of our own. Wouldn't that be just wonderful? Includes exclusive material: In 'The Backstory' you can take the quiz and find out why Nancy and Plum is Jacqueline Wilson's favourite children's book! Vintage Children's Classics is a twenty-first century classics list aimed at 8-12 year olds and the adults in their lives. Discover timeless favourites from The Jungle Book and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland to modern classics such as The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.
Opal Plumstead

Opal Plumstead

Jacqueline Wilson ,  Nick Sharratt

$29.99

Opal Plumstead might be plain, but she has always been fiercely intelligent. Yet her scholarship and dreams of university are snatched away when her father is sent to prison, and fourteen-year-old Opal must start work at the Fairy Glen sweet factory to support her family. Opal struggles to get along with the other workers, who think her snobby and stuck-up. But Opal idolises Mrs Roberts, the factory's beautiful, dignified owner, who introduces Opal to the legendary Mrs Pankhurst and her fellow Suffragettes. And when Opal meets Morgan - Mrs Roberts' handsome son, and the heir to Fairy Glen - she believes she has found her soulmate. But the First World War is about to begin, and will change Opal's life for ever. It is the brilliantly gripping new story from the bestselling, award-winning Jacqueline Wilson.
Alice-Miranda in Paris

Alice-Miranda in Paris

Jacqueline Harvey

$19.99

Tr s chic sightseeing, singing and fashion in Paris! Alice-Miranda and her friends are in Paris with a group of teachers from Winchesterfield-Downsfordvale and the Fayle School for Boys. The students have a very exciting opportunity: to sing at Paris Fashion Week. The amazing city is humming with excitement and outrageous fashion choices - quite often coming from Mr Lipp, the children's choir conductor. But a couple of France's best known designers are harbouring serious secrets, and when Christian Fontaine has some expensive fabric stolen just days before his show, Alice-Miranda and her friends realise there is a darker side to the glitz and glamour of the famous city.
Terry Deary's Best Ever Greek Legends

Terry Deary's Best Ever Greek Legends

Terry Deary

$14.99

From killer king Oedipus to monstrous Medusa's horrible hair, the classic Greek legends are back ...with a modern twist. Discover how Heroic Heracles sits his SATs and the wife of top god Zeus spills the beans about her legendary husband. Discover foul fact about furies, harpies and other killer creatures plus the evils of the Underworld revealed. 100% horrible!
Why the Bear has No Tail: And Other Russian Folk Tales

Why the Bear has No Tail: And Other Russian Folk Tales

Elena Polenova ,  Netta Peacock

$24.99

In the 1880s, the artist, designer and illustrator Elena Polenova (1850-98) began illustrating fairy tales that she noted down during her travels around Russian villages. The first of these was The Tale of Masha and Vanya. The original editions of some of these illustrated fairy-tales are now kept at Polenovo, the museum-estate of the artists family, and this is the first English-language publication based upon Polenova's original hand-made drawings and typography. Sister of the landscape artist Vasily Polenov, and a leading member of the Abramtsevo circle of Russian artists, who engaged with peasant traditions and folklore towards the end of the nineteenth century, Elena Polenova is well known in Russia and abroad, but her illustrations to fairy tales have had little exposure. With a new translation by Robert Chandler, this beautifully crafted book is published to coincide with an exhibition in the UK of the artists work.
Book

Book

John Agard

$16.95

Quirky and humorous, part poetry, part reflection, this is the story of the book told by none other than Book himself! This extraordinary character begins by reminding us of his origins in oral story and clay tablets, then ponders on papyrus, parchment and paper, and on being a scroll who finally gets a spine. We see him lovingly illuminated by monks in medieval monasteries, then witness the massive changes brought about by the invention of the printing press, and the coming of paperbacks and e-books in the 20th century. But Book's not a straightforwardly chronological chap; he can't help musing - and his musings, whether they're on the evolution of the alphabet, libraries, book-burning or blurbs, are delightful and thought-provoking. Years of reflection and observation have gone into this charming title - John Agard signed the contract with Walker 16 years ago!
Malala: A Brave Girl from Pakistan; Iqbal: A Brave Boy from Pakistan

Malala: A Brave Girl from Pakistan; Iqbal: A Brave Boy from Pakistan

Jeanette Winter

$19.99

Meet two brave young heroes of Pakistan who stood up for the right to freedom and education in this inspirational nonfiction picture book from acclaimed author-illustrator Jeanette Winter. One country: Pakistan. Two children: Iqbal Masih and Malala Yousafzai. Each was unafraid to speak out. He, against inhumane child slavery in the carpet trade. She, for the right of girls to attend school. Both were shot by those who disagreed with them - he in 1995, she in 2012. Iqbal was killed instantly; Malala miraculously survived and continues to speak out around the world. The stories of these two courageous children whose bravery transcended their youth are an inspiration to all.
101 Hidden Animals

101 Hidden Animals

Melvin Berger ,  Gilda Berger

$12.99

Discover the 101 most amazing disguises in the animal kingdom! The fifth book in the 101 ANIMAL series, 101 ANIMALS IN HIDING, will feature some of the most extraordinary creatures in nature. Featuring large full-color photos of camouflaged animals, see insects, reptiles, mammals, birds, and fish blend into their backgrounds. Learn how and why these amazing animals have developed these adaptations.
Bumper Book of Dinosaurs

Bumper Book of Dinosaurs

Kieron Pim

$34.99

Dinosaurs are back. Say hello to the Giganotosaurus, the Velociraptor, and Tyrannosaurus rex. Ready yourself for the deadly horns of the Zuniceratops and the razor sharp tail of the Tuojiangosaurus. But above all, be sure to expect the unexpected. Armed with a host of stunning recent discoveries, Keiron Pim re-introduces us to these mind-boggling creatures in mesmerising detail.

As we live through a 'golden age' of discovery, the rise and fall of the dinosaur is once again staking its claim as Nature's most spectacular phenomenon. For decades, these weird and wonderful creatures have roamed the imaginations of adults and children alike; now they are brought to life before our very eyes.

If you think you know the world of Dinosaurs, then think again, for it grows stranger and more fascinating all the time. Filled with fun facts and gory details, with ancient history and modern discovery, and with stunning design and illustrated throughout, this book is sure to delight readers of all ages.
Gravity

Gravity

Jason Chin

$16.99

What keeps objects from floating out of your hand? What if your feet drifted away from the ground? What stops everything from rising up into space? Gravity. In this unusual, innovative, and beautiful book, Jason Chin introduces young readers to this fundamental force, taking a complex subject and making it understandable. It is the perfect book for all young scientists.
Body Owner's Handbook

Body Owner's Handbook

Nick Arnold ,  Tony De Saulles

$14.99

Discover a range of fearsome and fantastic features you didn't even know you had in the Body Owner's Handbook. Learn how your auto-repair function works and where your top-of-the-range sensory equipment is in the guide that no body can do without. Get the lowdown on the pluses of pus, the vitals of vomit and the science of snot. Redesigned in a bold, funky new look and illustrated by Tony De Saulles for the next generation of Horrible Science fans.
Frightful Flight

Frightful Flight

Nick Arnold ,  Tony De Saulles

$14.99

Horrible Science: Frightful Flight is stuffed with hair-raising heights, dizzying drops and mind-blowing facts about flying! Readers will be amazed to learn how to see the earth's shadow, how to build a flying saucer, and how, after centuries of fearsome flight flops, people have finally taken to the skies. Redesigned in a bold, funky new look and illustrated throughout by Tony De Saulles for the next generation of Horrible Science fans.
Guinea Pig Scientists

Guinea Pig Scientists

Mel Boring ,  Leslie Dendy ,  C B Mordan

$16.99

Who are these guinea pig scientists ? Searching for clues to some of science's and medicine's bigger (and sometimes stranger) questions, they are all the men and women who devoted their lives to help find the answers. Spanning from the 1770s to the present - and uncovering the science behind digestion, the spread of yellow fever, the development of the first heart catheter, and more - their ten stories are at once scientifically detailed and fascinatingly personal.
In One End and Out the Other

In One End and Out the Other

Mike Goldsmith ,  Richard Watson

$19.95

How do you digest food? Why is poo brown? What is pee made of? There are more than 50 flaps to flip as you follow the fantastic journey of food and drink as it passes through the body and out the other end. Children are fascinated by poo, and particularly what happens to their poo when they flush the toilet, so they'll love this book about two children who follow the journey of food and drink to discover all about digestion and what happens at a sewage treatment plant.
Secrets of the Dinosaur World: Jurassic Giants and Other Prehistoric Creatures

Secrets of the Dinosaur World: Jurassic Giants and Other Prehistoric Creatures

Archie Blackwell

$19.95

This title lets you return to an era when fossil hunting was very much the craze. Secrets of the Dinosaur World is a visual feast for young enthusiasts, recreating the exciting era of the 19th-century Bone Wars. Sketchbook-like studies of these terrible lizards combine with awesome CGI scenes that capture the beasts in their natural habitats, as though still roaming the Earth to this day. From classic dino favourites to exciting new discoveries, there's a wealth of fascinating information to be unearthed. For all lovers of prehistoric creatures, this is a book to pore over and to treasure.
Teach Your Children Tables

Teach Your Children Tables

Bill Handley

$22.95

Great math skills are a head start to lasting success.
Teach Your Children Tables is the ultimate guide to improving your child's mathematical abilities. Written by a renowned education expert, this book provides a proven approach to teaching that will help you enable your child to master multiplication tables in less than half an hour, and solve problems like 96 x 97 faster than they could tap it into a calculator! This updated third edition includes new chapters on factors and playing with square numbers, plus tips for learning tables up to fifteen and beyond.
Children will learn that numbers can be fun while they improve their thinking skills, boost their confidence and self esteem, learn problem solving strategies, and set themselves up for lasting educational success.
People who excel at maths are not necessarily more intelligent, they just use better strategies than the rest of us. This book gives you the perspective and the strategies you need to improve your child's understanding of maths, and introduce them to techniques that will have them performing like geniuses! Imagine helping your child: * Perform lightning-quick calculations * Discover easy methods of multiplication * Learn the basic principles of mathematics * Have fun playing with numbers
Excellent maths skills present a serious advantage, throughout school and beyond. Children who are good at maths get better grades, higher test scores, and are accepted into better schools. Maths-minded adults are more in demand professionally, in fields that pay better and provide more room for upward mobility. If you could give your child this kind of gift, why wouldn't you? Now you can-Teach Your Children Tables shows you how, and makes it feel like fun.
Goodnight Already!

Goodnight Already!

Jory John ,  Benji Davies

$24.99

A hilarious bedtime story from debut children's book author Jory John, and Benji Davies, illustrator of Storm Whale. Meet Bear. He's exhausted. All he wants is to go to sleep. Meet Duck, Bear's persistent next-door neighbour. All he wants is to hang out ...with Bear. How will Bear ever fall asleep!
Russell Brand's Trickster Tales: The Pied Piper of Hamelin

Russell Brand's Trickster Tales: The Pied Piper of Hamelin

Russell Brand ,  Chris Riddell

$19.99

'Once upon a time, a mysterious time that exists through a window in your mind, a time that seemed, to those present, exactly like now does to us, except their teeth weren't so clean and more things were wooden, there was a town called Hamelin ...' In the first in his series of Trickster Tales, Russell Brand retells the classic children's story The Pied Piper of Hamelin. You'll be enchanted and revolted in equal measure by the host of characters you meet along the way: the anarchic rats, the arrogant townspeople, sharp-eyed Sam and of course the Pied Piper himself, all brought to life in Brand's inimitable style and with the illustrations of Costa Award-winner Chris Riddell.
A Tale of Two Beasts

A Tale of Two Beasts

Fiona Roberton

$24.99

There are two sides to every story. A little girl finds a strange beast in the woods and takes it home as a pet. She feeds it, shows it off to her friends and gives it a hat. But that night it escapes. Then the beast tells the story of being kidnapped by the girl, who forcefed it squirrel food, scared it with a group of beasts and wrapped it in wool. Can the two beasts resolve their differences? An eye-opening story that makes you look at things from a different perspective. Praise for The Perfect Pet: 'A hoot.' The Times
Sam and Julia at the Circus: Mouse Mansion #3

Sam and Julia at the Circus: Mouse Mansion #3

Karina Schaapman

$24.99

ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- Julia and Sam live in the fabulous Mouse Mansion, and in this the third book detailing their adventures and day-to-day life, they discover life in a circus. Told in snippets, the story explores life and community and the small happenings when the circus comes to town. While the story is charming, the real delight is in the accompanying photographs. Schaapman has designed and built a real Mouse Mansion, using recycled and found objects, and also constructed a complete circus in miniature. These intricate creations give hours of wonder and browsing pleasure! Story for pre-schoolers, illustrations for everyone! Lindy

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Sam and Julia live in a wonderful place called Mouse Mansion. Sam is SUPER shy and VERY well behaved, while Julia is SUPER curious and VERY stubborn. The two mice couldn't be more different, but they are the best of friends. One summer holidays, Julia and her mum join the circus! Julia writes to Sam about her exciting adventures with her new circus friends, and Sam writes back with all his news about life at Mouse Mansion.
The Moon Dragons

The Moon Dragons

Dyan Sheldon ,  Gary Blythe

$29.99

When a king discovers that there are still singing moon dragons high up on the mountainside, he offers a room full of gold to anyone who can bring one to him. The beautiful dancing dragons only reveal themselves to Alina, a young peasant girl, but she preserves the secret of their whereabouts, knowing that there are some things far more precious than a room full of gold. A wonder to look at and a joy to read aloud . (Wendy Cooling).
The Dance of Time

The Dance of Time

Irene Aparici ,  Enrique Quevedo

$21.99

Do you enjoy stargazing? Do you know the names of the planets in our solar system? Do you know why the planets are named after gods? Which is the fastest planet? How long does a day last on Jupiter? Or a year on Mars? Our Universe is an amazing spectacle, in which the stars and planets dance together in rhythm. Maybe you'll see things differently when you look up at the starry skies after reading this book. The Dance of Time is a book full of imagination and information, which will be useful for parents and teachers looking to accompany children on a different kind of journey through our solar system.
A Dog Day

A Dog Day

Emily Rand ,  Emily Rand

$24.99

Welcome to a day in the life of a friendly terrier. He just wants to go to the park with his friends to play ball, but his owner has other ideas...Complemented by stylish pen and ink drawings, this charming debut from up-and-coming illustrator Emily Rand is a warm and witty take on the toddler's experience of having to wait for grownups when they'd rather be having fun.
Hoot Owl, Master of Disguise

Hoot Owl, Master of Disguise

Sean Taylor ,  Jean Jullien

$24.95

Hoot Owl is no ordinary owl - oh no! - he's a MASTER OF DISGUISE! And he will use his formidable camouflage powers to trick his unsuspecting prey into succumbing to him! Tiny animals of the night ...BEWARE! But, SOMEHOW, Hoot Owl's prey keeps escaping...Hmmm, perhaps he isn't quite as masterful as he believes. Will he ever succeed in catching himself some dinner? Hilarity, ridiculousness and VERY bad costume changes abound in this wildly inventive new title from Sean Taylor and brand new picture book talent, Jean Jullien.
Illustrated Pirate Stories

Illustrated Pirate Stories

Leo Broadley

$29.99

A fully illustrated collection of original adventure stories about swashbuckling pirates, their life on the ocean waves, and buried treasure.
Illustrated Stories of Princes & Princesses

Illustrated Stories of Princes & Princesses

Alessandra Roberti

$29.99

A fully illustrated collection of classic fairy tales, that includes Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel, and more traditional tales from around world.
Jack

Jack

Tomie DePaola ,  Tomie DePaola

$24.99

Beloved author-illustrator Tomie dePaola's take on traditional Jack tales --in which a young hero ventures out to seek his fortune and gains it through luck or pluck--is perfect for preschoolers. His hero's reward is a wealth of animal friends who increase in number--and volume--as the story progresses. When Jack sets out to see the world and find a place of his own, he's surprised to attract a following of enthusiastic animal friends eager to join him on his quest. Jack and his entourage all have high hopes that they will find just what they are looking for as they travel on their merry way. Children will delight in the cumulative chorus of animal sounds as the pages get more and more crowded with the residents of this delightful kingdom.
A Little Women Christmas

A Little Women Christmas

Heather Vogel Frederick ,  Bagram Ibatoulline

$21.99

A cherished holiday scene from a beloved classic comes to life in this festive, cozy picture book homage to Little Women. It's almost Christmas, and Jo March is determined that this year, unlike the last, there will be presents. It is in this spirit that she and her dear friend Laurie build a snow maiden for poor, sick Beth. The next day, Beth is thrilled with her present, and each of the girls, in turn, receives a little something from the others. But the best gift of all arrives when Papa, who has been away at war and ill, makes a surprise return home for Christmas dinner. With a timeless message of goodwill and giving and stunning painted artwork, A Little Women Christmas makes a perfect gift for fans of Louisa May Alcott's literary treasure as well as for anyone who appreciates the true meaning of Christmas.
More of Milly-Molly-Mandy

More of Milly-Molly-Mandy

Joyce Lankester Brisley

$16.99

Milly-Molly-Mandy by Joyce Lankester Brisley is loved by new readers and old friends alike. The enchanting and classic adventures of Milly-Molly-Mandy, a little country girl, have been loved and shared for over 80 years. This large format, full colour edition is perfect for reading aloud. The stories have a timeless sense of fun and are illustrated in beautiful detail, enchanced by soft pastel colours evocative of the era.
Silver Penny Treasury: Classic Tales

Silver Penny Treasury: Classic Tales

Maurizio Quarello

$24.99

This title is suitable for children aged 3 to 6. There's action, excitement and cleverness aplenty right here! From Jack slaying a giant to Robin Hood battling the cruel Sheriff of Nottingham, these timeless tales will satisfy adventure-loving children. Silver Penny Treasury: Tales of Adventure includes: Jack and the Beanstalk, Puss in Boots, Three Little Pigs, The Ugly Duckling, The Elves and the Shoemaker, Hansel and Gretel and Robin Hood.
The Book of Horses and Unicorns

The Book of Horses and Unicorns

Jackie French

$19.99

From Australia's Children's Laureate comes a delightful collection of stories about horses and unicorns. Take a journey through the ages and around the world - from ancient Greece, to the time of Genghis Khan to Arthurian England and then to outback Australia in the 1950s. Each story weaves the fantastic into the commonplace or focuses on the special relationship that exists between humans and horses. Some stories are based on true stories, some on fantasy, all are brimming with heart-warming magic and adventure.
The Farmer in the Dell

The Farmer in the Dell

Topp Twins ,  Jenny Cooper

$16.99

Swing your partner and do-si-do! Another rollicking sing-along with the Topp Twins. This favourite traditional children's song, which is sung in schools and preschools around the country (and sometimes in the car on family holidays), receives the Topp Twins / Jenny Cooper treatment, in the style of the bestsellers There's a Hole in My Bucket, Do Your Ears Hang Low? and She'll Be Coming Round the Mountain. This fourth book in the Topp Twins / Jenny Cooper collection is set to be a classic.
Five Little Ducks

Five Little Ducks

Pamela Paparone

$12.99

When her five little ducks disappear one by one, Mother duck sets out to find them.
Grin and Bear it

Grin and Bear it

Leo Landry ,  Leo Landry

$9.99

Bear dreams of becoming a comedian. His jokes are unbearably funny, and he wants nothing more than to make his friends laugh. But Bear has a problem. He has stage fright. When Emmy, the comic hummingbird, discovers Bear's jokes, Bear learns that there's more than one way to achieve your dream. Told in seven short chapters.
Here Be Monsters

Here Be Monsters

Jonathan Emmett ,  Poly Bernatene

$14.99

Fearless pirate, Captain Cut-Throat, doesn't believe in monsters. When he and his dastardly crew set sail for a treasure island, they must first pass through THE MIST and as legend tells it, THERE BE MONSTERS IN THE MIST! But as the Captain says, monsters simply don't exist. But then who or what is gobbling up the Crew? A thrilling, swashbuckling, pirate adventure from the award-winning creators of THE PRINCESS AND THE PIG and THE SANTA TRAP.
Madeline and the Old House in Paris

Madeline and the Old House in Paris

John Bemelmans Marciano

$14.99

In an old house in Paris that was covered in vines lived twelve little girls in two straight lines ...Plus, one very unhappy ghost! Madeline's next-door neighbour, Pepito, returns in this lively romp as the two friends set out to find the source of mysterious, ghostly groans in the night. Feisty and fearless as ever, Madeline just says 'pooh-pooh,' and her many fans will cheer with delight in sharing her newest adventure.
My Aunt Mary Went Shopping

My Aunt Mary Went Shopping

Roger Hall ,  Daron Parton

$15.99

This well loved children's story by Roger Hall has been given a new lease on life with Daron Parton's bright, colourful and funny illustrations. Whatever will Aunt Mary buy next?
Rita's Rhino

Rita's Rhino

Tony Ross

$14.99

When Rita's mum refuses to get her a pet, Rita goes to the zoo and soon returns with a rhinoceros in tow...But keeping a pet rhino a secret in a small flat and taking care of him, prove to be much trickier than she ever imagined! It is a hilarious take on the responsibilty of pet ownership.
Train!

Train!

Judi Abbot

$14.95

Join Little Elephant and his friends in this fantastically fun story for toddlers who LOVE trains, planes, cars and diggers. The perfect picture book for any child obsessed with things that go! Help little ones learn about playing together and sharing too. Little Elephant LOVES trains! But Cat wants to play with his plane. Penguin wants to play with his car. And Rabbit would rather play with his digger. How will they learn to play together? A joy to read aloud, preschoolers will love chanting along with the inventive rhythmic section in the middle of the story. With fresh and funny illustrations from Judi Abbot (The Biggest Kiss and The Perfect Hug), Train! is a book that you won't mind reading again and again...and again!
Baby Days

Baby Days

Alison Lester

$16.99

Baby Days is the perfect collection for little children who are discovering a world of things they love to do. Bibs and Boots, Bumping and Bouncing, Crashing and Splashing, Happy and Sad. By the much-loved and bestselling picture-book creator Alison Lester, these four classic stories have delighted children and parents for many years.
Good Night, Me

Good Night, Me

Andrew Daddo ,  Emma Quay

$12.99

This captivating, unique gift book celebrates that precious moment when a parent tucks a child into bed at the end of the day. Anyone who is a parent, or is about to become one, will appreciate the simplicity of this enchanting picture book.
Good Night Trains

Good Night Trains

Adam Gamble ,  Mark Jasper ,  Cooper Kelly

$12.99

All aboard! Come ride the rails and explore the fascinating world of trains while you sit comfortably in your passenger seat. This book includes steam locomotives, freight trains, box cars, cog railroads, mine trains, subways, monorails, sleeper trains, high speed trains, holiday trains and more.
Little Elephant Listens

Little Elephant Listens

Michael Dahl ,  Oriol Vidal

$12.95

Little Elephant learns how to use his big ears to listen to his parents.
Little Monkey Calms Down

Little Monkey Calms Down

Michael Dahl ,  Oriol Vidal

$12.95

Little Monkey learns how to calm down by using a few coping techniques.
Little Tiger Picks Up

Little Tiger Picks Up

Michael Dahl ,  Oriol Vidal

$12.95

Playtime is over and Little Tiger must pick up his toys and books.
Penguin Says  Please

Penguin Says Please

Michael Dahl ,  Oriol Vidal

$12.95

Penguin must learn to use his manners and say please.
Peppa Pig: My Family

Peppa Pig: My Family

Ladybird

$24.99

Oink, oink! Join your favourite pig family in this delightful collection of four shaped board books. Read all about Peppa, George, Mummy and Daddy Pig, then pack them away in this sturdy carry case. Perfect for little hands ... and little piggies!
Squish Rabbit

Squish Rabbit

Katherine Battersby

$14.95

Squish is just a little rabbit. But being little can lead to BIG problems. Sometimes Squish is hard to hear...and see. And it isn't easy making friends. But no matter how little Squish is, one thing is certain...he has a very large heart.
This Shattered World: Starbound #2

This Shattered World: Starbound #2

Amie Kaufman ,  Meagan Spooner

$18.99

Jubilee Chase and Flynn Cormac should never have met. Lee is captain of the forces sent to Avon to crush the planet's rebellious colonists, but she has her own reasons for hating the insurgents. Flynn is leading the rebellion against the powerful conglomerate that rules Avon. These corporations terraform uninhabitable planets across the universe and recruit colonists with the promise of a better life for their children. But they never fulfilled their promise on Avon. Desperate for any advantage, Flynn does the only thing that makes sense when he and Lee cross paths: he returns to base with her as prisoner. But as his fellow rebels prepare to execute this tough-talking girl, Flynn makes another choice that will change him forever. He and Lee escape together. The stunning second novel in the Starbound trilogy is an unforgettable story of love and forgiveness in a world torn apart by war.
Young Bond: Shoot to Kill

Young Bond: Shoot to Kill

Steve Cole

$21.99

Lights. Camera. Murder. Young James Bond is back in his most action-packed, explosive adventure yet. His plans for a solitary summer are dashed by the discovery of a gruesome film reel - a reel someone is willing to kill for. Travelling to Los Angeles, James gets caught up in a sinister plot of blackmail, murder and revenge that goes way beyond any Hollywood gangster movie. His friends in danger, his life on the line, James must find a way out. Or die trying.
The Diet Starts Monday: Finding True Love Will Taste So Sweet

The Diet Starts Monday: Finding True Love Will Taste So Sweet

Tamar Chnorhokian

$19.95

Zara Hagopian is size 22. She has a secret crush on the hottest boy in school, Pablo Fernandez, who has a skinny girlfriend named Holly. Zara hangs out with her best friends Carmelina and Max. They go window shopping in Parramatta and drink hot chocolate in Stockland Mall. Zara learns some of life's hard lessons when she puts these friendships on the line and goes on a diet to win the boy of her dreams. Tamar Chnorhokian is a vital new voice from Western Sydney. Her first novel speaks to young Australians with double servings of humour and heart.
Isla and the Happily Ever After

Isla and the Happily Ever After

Stephanie Perkins

$14.99

The cafe is boiling. The atmosphere is clouded with bittersweet coffee. Three years of desire rip through my body and burst from my lips: Josh! His head jolts up. For a long time, a very long time, he just stares at me. And then...he blinks. Isla? Hopeless romantic Isla has had a crush on brooding artist Josh since their first year at the School of America in Paris. And, after a chance encounter in Manhattan over the summer break, romance might be closer than Isla imagined. But as they begin their senior year back in France, Isla and Josh are forced to face uncertainty about their futures, and the very real possibility of being apart. Set against the stunning backdrops of New York, Paris and Barcelona, this is a gorgeous, heart-wrenching and irresistible story of true love, and the perfect conclusion to Stephanie Perkins's beloved series.
Singing Home the Whale

Singing Home the Whale

Mandy Hager

$17.99

An extraordinary story of a boy who protects a baby whale that locals believe is threatening their livelihood. Will Jackson is hiding out, a city boy reluctantly staying with his uncle in small town New Zealand while he struggles to recover from a brutal attack and the aftermath of a humiliating YouTube clip gone viral. After he discovers a young abandoned orca whale his life is further thrown into chaos, when he rallies to help protect it against hostile, threatening interests. This threatens to tear apart the small fishing community and forever changes Will's life. The boy and the whale develop a special bond, linked by Will's love of singing. With echoes of classic book and film The whalerider this powerful connection is utterly convincing on the page. An exciting plot-driven story full of drama, tension and romance, this magical book captures both heart and mind to hold the reader enthralled from start to finish. These qualities, along with its lyrical use of language and its compelling and persuasive exploration of many global concerns, makes this a beautifully touching, rich and multi-layered story by an award-winning writer for young adults. Singing Home the Whale will appeal to all readers of high-quality New Zealand fiction.
The Thousand Dollar Tan Line

The Thousand Dollar Tan Line

Rob Thomas ,  Jennifer Graham

$12.99

From Rob Thomas, the creator of the groundbreaking television series and movie Veronica Mars, comes the first book in a thrilling new mystery series. Ten years after graduating from high school in Neptune, California, Veronica Mars is back in the land of sun, sand, crime, and corruption. She's traded in her law degree for her old private investigating license, struggling to keep Mars Investigations afloat on the scant cash earned by catching cheating spouses until she can score her first big case. Now it's spring break, and college students descend on Neptune, transforming the beaches and boardwalks into a frenzied, week-long rave. When a girl disappears from a party, Veronica is called in to investigate. But this is no simple missing person's case; the house the girl vanished from belongs to a man with serious criminal ties, and soon Veronica is plunged into a dangerous underworld of drugs and organized crime. And when a major break in the investigation has a shocking connection to Veronica's past, the case hits closer to home than she ever imagined.
Mr Kiss and Tell

Mr Kiss and Tell

Rob Thomas ,  Jennifer Graham

$12.99

The Neptune Grand has always been the seaside town's ritziest hotel, despite the shady dealings and high-profile scandals that seem to follow its elite guests. When a woman claims that she was brutally assaulted in one of its rooms and left for dead by a staff member, the owners know that they have a potential powder keg on their hands. They turn to Veronica to disprove - or prove - the woman's story. The case is a complicated mix of hard facts, mysterious occurrences, and uncooperative witnesses. The hotel refuses to turn over its reservation list and the victim won't divulge who she was meeting that night. Add in the facts that the attack happened months ago, the victim's memory is fuzzy, and there are holes in the hotel's surveillance system, and Veronica has a convoluted mess on her hands. As she works to fill in the missing pieces, it becomes clear that someone is lying - but who? And why?
Princess of Thorns

Princess of Thorns

Stacey Jay

$32.05  $28.85

Game of Thrones meets the Grimm's fairy tales in this twisted, fast-paced romantic fantasy-adventure about Sleeping Beauty's daughter, a warrior princess who must fight to reclaim her throne. Though she looks like a mere mortal, Princess Aurora is a fairy blessed with enhanced strength, bravery, and mercy yet cursed to destroy the free will of any male who kisses her. Disguised as a boy, she enlists the help of the handsome but also cursed Prince Niklaas to fight legions of evil and free her brother from the ogre queen who stole Aurora's throne ten years ago. Will Aurora triumph over evil and reach her brother before it's too late? Can Aurora and Niklaas break the curses that will otherwise forever keep them from finding their one true love? Praise for Juliet Immortal The bones of the classic Beauty and the Beast story are all here, imaginatively fleshed out with tropes from science fiction, fantasy, even political drama. . . . Will please readers who like to believe that fairy tales can come true, even under dire circumstances. -- The Bulletin, Recommended Praise for Of Beast and Beauty The romance is intense, and so is the horror in this strong reversal of the Romeo and Juliet story. . . . Teens will enjoy the macabre fantasy story of forbidden love. -- Booklist
The Perfect Christmas Stocking

The Perfect Christmas Stocking

Sally Rippin

$14.95

Read The Perfect Present and hang the perfect Christmas stocking with this beautiful Billie B Brown Christmas pack.
The Party Invite

The Party Invite

Sally Rippin

$7.95

Jack's friend Rebecca is having a birthday party, but Jack's not invited! Does this mean they aren't friends anymore?
Eye of the Solstice

Eye of the Solstice

Joanna Daniels

$14.95

Tensions mount as 168 Spaniards await the arrival of the Inca monarch and his retinue of thousands of warriors ... With great pomp, Prince Atahuallpa enters the town square in Cajamarca for the destined meeting with the Spanish conquistador ... The ambush that ensues alters the course of Inca life forever.<p>In a race to stay clear of the danger, Christopher has begun the trek back to Machu Picchu with their young child and Shama, the beautiful Inca priestess he loves-but how safe are his grandfathers, Joseph and Robert Bennett, from the brutality of the invaders?<p>Faced with an unscrupulous conqueror ... there's only one place they can all go where they won't be found. When Joseph and Robert are captured and held hostage at knife point-they must use their wits to outsmart an arrogantFrancisco Pizarro.<p>Dangers posed by the invaders become critical, compelling Christopher to get his family to safety in the New World. Unexpected obstacles thwart their goals ... their plans all postponed ... when Christopher is called upon to rescue his son from a horrific fate at the hands of a zealous Inca priest.<p>As the Inca Empire declines amid atrocious treatment at the hands of the Spanish occupation, Shama must choose between life in a disintegrating culture and Christopher's world 500 years in the future. Will they end up in the same time frame ... or will they be lost forever to the unfathomable power of the Gateway?
Stories for Eight Year Olds

Stories for Eight Year Olds

Linsay Knight ,  Tom Jellett

$14.99

Super-fun stories specially chosen for 8-year-olds! A mysterious water horse, dogs with big plans, a fortune-telling dragon, poetry and elephants, a mouse rescuer extraordinaire, sheep on the football field, a bull ant emergency, a royal wedding for Nanny Piggins, a cross-country catastrophe and a soup-eating hero...You'll find all these in Stories for 8-Year-Olds. And you'll find some of your favourite Australian authors, too. After you've read one, you'll want to read them all!
Stories for Nine Year Olds

Stories for Nine Year Olds

Linsay Knight ,  Tom Jellett

$14.99

Super-fun stories specially chosen for 9-year-olds! A brand-new Alice-Miranda mystery, a pop-up freak show, bravery and brothers, a budgerigar out for revenge, tall tales and hidden treasure, a prized possession gone missing, aliens at lunch, a magic paintbrush, racing frogs and a very troublesome cockroach...You'll find all these in Stories for 9-Year-Olds. And you'll find some of your favourite Australian authors, too. After you've read one, you'll want to read them all!
Stories for Seven Year Olds

Stories for Seven Year Olds

Linsay Knight ,  Tom Jellett

$14.99

Super-fun stories specially chosen for 7-year-olds! Lulu Bell and an injured penguin, a school play spectacular, holidays at Pop's farm, scary fairies, a lost goblin princess, a shark for a best friend, a homework disaster, Draggle the bedraggled dragon, two queen dolls, ducks and dogs, a strawberry thief and Clementine Rose's first day of school ...You'll find all these in Stories for 7-Year-Olds. And you'll find some of your favourite Australian authors, too. After you've read one, you'll want to read them all!
Stories for Six Year Olds

Stories for Six Year Olds

Linsay Knight ,  Tom Jellett

$14.99

Super-fun stories specially chosen for 6-year-olds! A very old ghost, an accident-prone cousin, a pirate in search of a ship, fish fingers for breakfast, a dog who loves football, hairy armadillos, aliens in pyjamas, a boy in trouble, a big brother who can fix anything, secret creatures in the playground and an unexpected escape for Gibblewort the Goblin...You'll find all these in Stories for 6-Year-Olds. And you'll find some of your favourite Australian authors, too. After you've read one, you'll want to read them all!
           
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