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Pig the Fibber

Pig the Fibber

Aaron Blabey

$16.99

He's back! But this time Pig, the world's greediest Pug, is telling great big lies. Won't he ever learn?
Whose Tools?

Whose Tools?

Toni Buzzeo ,  Jim Datz

$11.99

This non-fiction ode to building a house from the ground up features six kinds of craftsmen and the 24 tools they use, accurately labeled. The answer to each inquiring refrain is revealed under a gatefold, seven in all, engaging the reader in an informative guessing game. With lyrical (and factual!) text by New York Times bestselling author Toni Buzzeo, and the expertly stylised art of illustrator and designer Jim Datz, this sturdily constructed board book is perfect for curious and playful young readers.
Tape

Tape

Steven Camden

$16.99

In 1993, Ryan records a diary on an old tape. He talks about his mother's death, about his dreams, about his love for a new girl at school who doesn't even know he exists. In 2013, Ameliah moves in with her grandmother after her parents die. There, she finds a tape in the spare room. A tape with a boy's voice on it - a voice she can't quite hear, but which seems to be speaking to her. Ryan and Ameliah are connected by more than just a tape. This is their story.
Just a Queen

Just a Queen

Jane Caro

$19.95

'The Queen of Scots is dead and they say I killed her. They lie!' Just a girl to those around her, Elizabeth is now the Queen of England. She has outsmarted her enemies and risen above a lifetime of hurt and betrayal - a mother executed by her father, a beloved brother who died too young and an enemy sister whose death made her queen. Not knowing whom she can trust, Elizabeth is surrounded by men who give her compliments and advice but may be hiding daggers and poison behind their backs. Elizabeth must use her head and ignore her heart to be the queen her people need. But what if that leads to doing the one thing she swore she would never do?
Catch Your Death: Ruby Redfort #3

Catch Your Death: Ruby Redfort #3

Lauren Child

$14.99

Ruby Redfort: undercover agent, code-cracker and thirteen-year-old genius - there's nothing average about her. Only this time it's an adventure in the wild, and it'll take all Ruby's got just to survive... The third book in the ice-cool Ruby Redfort series, by multi-million-copy bestselling author Lauren Child. This time, tigers are roaming the streets of Twinford, and it looks like someone has deliberately released some very rare and very dangerous animals. Things are going to get wild - and Ruby is going to get badly lost in the wilderness. The question is: will she ever make it out alive? Well, as always, you wouldn't want to bet against her...
A Prince Without a Kingdom: Vango #2

A Prince Without a Kingdom: Vango #2

Timothee de Fombelle

$16.95

Vango has been in danger for as long as he can remember. He has spent his life jumping across rooftops, fleeing to mysterious islands and evading capture. But Vango will not run for much longer. The mystery of his past has started to unravel, and now, in the shadow of a rapidly changing world, Vango will face those who have haunted him for so long and finally find his true identity.
Kookoo Kookaburra

Kookoo Kookaburra

Gregg Dreise

$24.95

Kindness is like a boomerang - if you throw it often, it comes back often. Kookoo the Kookaburra is the second heartwarming morality tale - set within the cultural context of the Dreamtime - by Queensland teacher Gregg Dreise. In the same vein as his first book Silly Birds (Magabala Books 2014) Dreise tells the story of Kookoo, a kind and well-loved kookaburra who is famous for entertaining the other bush creatures with his funny stories. Everyone knows Kookoo has a special gift because he can tell funny stories about the other animals without hurting their feelings. However, when Kookoo runs out of kind stories he turns to teasing and making fun of his friends' differences. Refusing to listen to the sage advice of his uncle, Kookoo gradually alienates all his friends until he finds himself alone and ignored by the other animals. When he finally listens to the sounds of his own laughter echoing around the bush and realises it has become an unhappy sound, Kookoo is forced to remember his uncle's words and change his ways - kindness is like a boomerang - if you throw it often, it comes back often.
How to Fly with Broken Wings

How to Fly with Broken Wings

Jane Elson

$14.99

'If Finn Maison shouts jump you jump or you are dead.' Twelve-year-old Willem has Aspergers Syndrome and two main aims in life: to fly and to make at least two friends of his own age. But all the other boys from the Beckham Estate do is make him jump off things. First his desk - and now the wall. As his toes teeter on the edge, Sasha Bradley gives him a tiny little wink. Might she become his friend? Bullied by Finn and his gang the Beckham Estate Boyz, Willem has no choice but to jump. As he flies through the air he flaps his arms, wishing he could fly and escape into the clouds. Instead he comes crashing down and breaks his ankle. Sasha, angry with herself for not stopping Finn and his Boyz, is determined to put things right. And soon, while the gangs riot on their estate, Willem and Sasha form an unlikely friendship. Because they share a secret. Sasha longs to fly too. And when Magic Man Archie arrives with stories of war-flying spitfires, he will change the lives of the kids on the Beckham Estate for ever. And perhaps find a way for Willem and Sasha to fly ...Touching on themes such as friendship and bullying, this is a charming tale about overcoming obstacles and finding friendship in unlikely places.
The Drowned Kingdom: Impossible Quest #4

The Drowned Kingdom: Impossible Quest #4

Kate Forsyth

$14.99

Quinn, Sebastian, Elanor and Tom have found a dragon and conquered the dreaded Beast of Blackmoor Bog. Only one item remains on their impossible quest - the scale of a sea-serpent. Now they must journey to the drowned kingdom, where they will face their deadliest challenge yet. And there they will uncover the truth behind all that has happened... the truth that will change everything.
The Double Shadow

The Double Shadow

Sally Gardner

$17.99

Arnold Ruben has created a memory machine, a utopia housed in a picture palace, where the happiest memories replay forever, a haven in which he and his precious daughter can shelter from the war-clouds gathering over 1937 Britain. But on the day of her 17th birthday Amaryllis leaves Warlock Hall and the world she has known and wakes to find herself in a desolate and disturbing place. Something has gone terribly wrong with her father's plan. Against the tense backdrop of the Second World War, Sally Gardner explores families and what binds them, fathers and daughters, past histories, passions and cruelty, love and devastation in a novel rich in character and beautifully crafted.
How Big is Too Small?

How Big is Too Small?

Jane Godwin ,  Andrew Joyner

$24.99

'My brother was making a game with a ball, Bouncing and throwing up high on a wall, When I asked to join in, he straightened up tall And I knew what he'd say, he said, 'You're too small.' Poor Sam! He always gets left out of his big brother's games. But one day when the big boys leave him out again, Sam gets to thinking...How big is too small? From these award-winning creators comes a delightful, rollicking story that explores big and small in a whole new way.
Asterix Omnibus 9

Asterix Omnibus 9

Rene Goscinny ,  Albert Uderzo

$35.00

This special collector's edition features books 25 to 27 in one fabulous volume, in paperback for the first time.

In Asterix and the Great Divide, can Asterix, Obelix and Getafix ensure a happy ending for star-crossed lovers Melodrama and Histrionix, whose fathers are rival chieftains? Watch out for some interesting new magic potions...

Asterix and Obelix must go prospecting in the Middle East in Asterix and the Black Gold. Can they outwit the Roman secret agent Dubbelosix and his amazing folding chariot?

In Asterix and Son, who can have dumped a baby outside Asterix's hut? Why are the Romans after the baby - and just what plot is the treacherous Brutus hatching against Julius Caesar?

There is no better way to enjoy the antics of our indomitable hero and his friends.
Me Being Me is Exactly as Insane as You Being You

Me Being Me is Exactly as Insane as You Being You

Todd Hasak-Lowy

$16.99

John Green meets 500 Days of Summer meets Nick Hornby. Darren hasn't had an easy year. His parents divorced, his brother left for college, and his best friend moved state. Also, he still doesn't have a girlfriend. Then his dad shows up at 6am with a glazed chocolate donut and a pretty world-shaking revelation. In full freak-out mode, Darren ditches school and jumps on a bus to visit his brother, Nate, at college. But someone weird / amazing comes along for the ride. Told entirely in lists, this hilarious novel perfectly captures why having anything to do with anyone is: 1. painful 2. unavoidable 3. ridiculously complicated 4. possibly, hopefully, the right thing after all. Praise for Todd Hasak-Lowy's 33 Minutes: 'Funny, fast-paced and poignant' R. J. Palacio, author of Wonder
No Surrender: Skink #7

No Surrender: Skink #7

Carl Hiaasen

$17.99

Typical Malley - to avoid being shipped off to boarding school, she takes off with some guy she met online. Poor Richard - he knows his cousin's in trouble before she does. Wild Skink - he's a ragged, one-eyed ex-governor of Florida, and enough of a renegade to think he can track Malley down. With Richard riding shotgun, the unlikely pair scour the state, undaunted by blinding storms, crazed pigs, flying bullets and giant gators. Carl Hiaasen first introduced readers to Skink more than 25 years ago in Double Whammy, and he quickly became Hiaasen's most iconic and beloved character, appearing in six novels to date. Both teens and adults will be thrilled to catch sight of the elusive 'governor' as he pursues his own unique brand of swamp justice. With Skink at the wheel, the search for a missing girl is both nail-bitingly tense and laugh-out-loud funny.
Reckoning: Pandora Jones #1

Reckoning: Pandora Jones #1

Barry Jonsberg

$17.99

Pan blinked. Something strange was happening to her mind and body. She felt relaxed, but at the same time, acutely aware of everything. She remembered the Professor's words: she was the cause of the destruction of humanity. And she felt the truth of those words. Pandora Jones's problems appear insurmountable. She must convince her team that nothing is as it seems and that they must escape and expose The School to save the world from the plague she unwittingly inflicted on it. The only things Pan has on her side are her gift of intuition, and her belief in the people she cares about. But with the clock ticking, can she find a way to stop the plague, and should she do it at any cost? Pan and her friends face off against the might of The School as the final pieces fall into place in the hugely compelling Pandora Jones series.
You Are Not Small

You Are Not Small

Chris Weyant ,  Anna Kang

$14.99

Two fuzzy creatures can't agree on who is small and who is big, until a couple of surprise guests show up, settling it once and for all! The simple text of Anna Kang and bold illustrations of The New Yorker cartoonist Christopher Weyant tell an original and very funny story about size - it all depends on who's standing next to you! Visit Christopher at www.christopherweyant.com.
Anyone but Ivy Pocket

Anyone but Ivy Pocket

Caleb Krisp ,  John Kelly

$19.99

Ivy Pocket is a twelve-year-old maid of no importance, with a very lofty opinion of herself. Dumped in Paris by the Countess Carbunkle, who would rather run away to South America than continue in Ivy's companionship, our young heroine (of sorts) finds herself with no money and no home to go to... until she is summoned to the bedside of the dying Duchess of Trinity. For the princely sum of GBP500 (enough to buy a carriage, and possibly a monkey), Ivy agrees to courier the Duchess's most precious possession - the Clock Diamond - to England, and to put it around the neck of the revolting Matilda Butterfield on her twelfth birthday. It's not long before Ivy finds herself at the heart of a conspiracy involving mischief, mayhem and murder. Illustrated in humorous gothic detail by John Kelly, Anyone But Ivy Pocket is just the beginning of one girl's deadly comic journey to discover who she really is...
Have You Seen My Dragon?

Have You Seen My Dragon?

Steve Light

$16.95

A seek-and-find number book, enter an ornately drawn cityscape and help a little boy find his dragon while counting objects from hot dogs to traffic lights! As the boy travels all over town searching for his dragon friend, can you spot the glorious beast, as well as an array of big-city landmarks and icons - buses, taxis, manhole covers, books, bicycles and more? Is the dragon taking the bus, or breathing his fiery breath below a busy street? Maybe he took a taxi to the zoo or is playing with the dogs in the park. Steve Light's masterful pen-and-ink illustrations, decorated with meticulous splashes of colour, elevate this counting book (numbers 1-20) to new heights - with brilliant flashes of humour.
The Big Book of Australian History

The Big Book of Australian History

Peter MacInnis

$39.99

ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- This is a revised and updated edition of the best-selling 2013 book. It is highly illustrated, with images drawn from the National Library's collections, and arranged chronologically. Chapters deal with a diverse range of topics, from earliest indigenous presence to cultural life today, via such subjects as explorers, goldrushes and federation. From the formation of the continent, to the achievements of contemporary society, this is an engaging and lively history suitable for ages 8-12. Lindy

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This is the second edition of The Big Book of Australian History, awarded 'Notable Book' by the Children's Book Council of Australia in 2014. Drawing on the impressive collections of the National Library of Australia, this comprehensive book provides children with an interesting and engaging overview of the history of Australia. It covers many of the main events in the nation's history. Packed with colourful images and interesting facts, The Big Book of Australian History introduces children to the many people and events that have made Australia what it is today. It also encourages them to think about how Australia has evolved as a nation. Author Peter Macinnis' enthusiastic retelling of Australia's story is infectious. Among the big events and the great moments that have shaped the country, Macinnis also includes lesser-known, interesting details that bring Australian history to life. For example, did you know that, in 1934, the ABC developed 'synthetic' cricket, in which radio broadcasters gave a ball-by-ball description of the game, using sound effects to simulate the sound of bat on ball and the applause of the crowd?
Stay with Me

Stay with Me

Maureen McCarthy

$22.99

Tess is trapped in a desperate situation - her violent partner now threatening not just Tess, but their daughter as well. A chance meeting offers a way out, and a road trip back to the heart of Tess's past, and the family she's left behind. But can she ever trust again? An electrifying story from the bestselling author of The Convent.
A Single Stone

A Single Stone

Meg McKinlay

$16.95

Every girl dreams of being part of the line - the chosen seven who tunnel deep into the mountain to find the harvest. No work is more important. Jena is the leader of the line - strong, respected, reliable. And - as all girls must be - she is small; her years of training have seen to that. It is not always easy but it is the way of the things. And so a girl must wrap her limbs, lie still, deny herself a second bowl of stew. Or a first. But what happens when one tiny discovery makes Jena question everything she has ever known? What happens when moving a single stone changes everything?
Listen to the Moon

Listen to the Moon

Michael Morpurgo

$14.99

The stunning new novel of World War One from Michael Morpurgo, the nation's favourite storyteller and multi-million copy bestseller. May, 1915. Alfie and his fisherman father find a girl on an uninhabited island in the Scillies - injured, thirsty, lost... and with absolutely no memory of who she is, or how she came to be there. She can say only one word: Lucy. Where has she come from? Is she a mermaid, the victim of a German U-boat, or even - as some islanders suggest - a German spy...? Only one thing is for sure: she loves music and moonlight, and it is when she listens to the gramophone that the glimmers of the girl she once was begin to appear. WW1 is raging, suspicion and fear are growing, and Alfie and Lucy are ever more under threat. But as we begin to see the story of Merry, a girl boarding a great ship for a perilous journey across the ocean, another melody enters the great symphony - and the music begins to resolve...
Bomb

Bomb

Sarah Mussi

$14.99

My head's ringing. And I'm cold, lying here on my back. And stiff. I can't seem to sit up. And something's dripping, like I'm in a cavern. There's a sour taste in my mouth. I raise my head and open my eyes. A blinding flash slices, like white fire, through the edge of my vision. Where am I? 'Hello? Anyone there?'

When Genesis goes on a blind internet date, she just wants to get over her ex-boyfriend Naz. Just wants someone to like her again. But when Genesis wakes up the morning after the date, she can't remember a thing. She doesn't know where she is, or how she got there. And she can hardly move because she is strapped into some kind of body armour... and there's some sort of earpiece stuck in her ear. And then a voice sounds in her head: 'You have been chosen for an assignment... The vest you're wearing is packed with high explosives. And with one mobile call we can detonate it.'

To her horror, Genesis has become an agent of mass destruction. The countdown to detonation begins NOW...
Julius Zebra: Rumble with the Romans!

Julius Zebra: Rumble with the Romans!

Gary Northfield

$17.95

From a smelly watering hole deep in the heart of the Serengeti to the ferocious clamour of the Colosseum, join Julius Zebra and his motley menagerie of friends as they gear up to be ...GLADIATORS! Only if they win the love of the Roman crowds will they win back their freedom. But do Julius and his pals have what it takes to succeed in a world where only the meanest and toughest survive?
Line Up, Please!

Line Up, Please!

Tomoko Ohmura

$24.99

Standing in line can be dull, but not when you mix tigers and frogs, sheep and skunks. But what could be worth waiting for...?
Yes! No (Maybe...): Tom Gates #8

Yes! No (Maybe...): Tom Gates #8

Liz Pichon

$16.99

From the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, the Best Book for Younger Readers - Red House Children's Book Award, the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 5-12 year-olds and the Blue Peter Best Story Book Award 2013, comes the eighth amazing instalment of this brilliant illustrated series in diary format!
Australia's Most Extreme: The Biggest Fastest Toughest Creatures!

Australia's Most Extreme: The Biggest Fastest Toughest Creatures!

Kathy Riley

$14.99

The biggest, fastest, toughest and smartest creatures! What animal runs so fast it goes blind? Which creature had a tongue that weighs as much as an elephant? What insects carries a bomb in its rear end? The creatures in this book are the superheroes of Australia's animal world, beating all the records when it comes to size, speed, strength and survival. Enter the world of Australian's Most Extreme - and prepare to be amazed!
Muddle & Mo

Muddle & Mo

Nikki Slade Robinson

$14.99

Age 3+ Muddle is a loveable, slightly confused yet enthusiastic little duckling who asks lots and lots of questions. Mo is a long-suffering, not very adventurous white goat who has lots of patience. They are best friends, but Muddle is rather confused about what type of animals they both are. Fortunately, during the course of their walk together Mo helps Muddle get his duck identity sorted out.
Denton Little's Death Date

Denton Little's Death Date

Lance Rubin

$16.99

The first of two books, Denton Little's Deathdate is an utterly gripping read - with a killer plot twist, hilarious characters, and a truly memorable voice. Imminent death has never been so funny!

Denton Little's Deathdate takes place in a world exactly like our own - except that everyone knows the day on which they will die.  For Denton, that's in just two days - the day of his senior prom. Despite his early deathdate, Denton has always wanted to live a normal life - but his final days are filled with dramatic firsts. First hangover. First sex. First love triangle (the first sex seems to have happened not with his adoring girlfriend, but with his best friend's sister. Though he's not totally sure - see, first hangover). 

His anxiety builds when he discovers a mysterious purple rash making its way up his body. Is this what will kill him? Then a strange man shows up at his funeral, claiming to have known Denton's long-deceased mother, and warning him to beware of suspicious characters...

Suddenly Denton's life is filled with mysterious questions and precious little time to find the answers. 

Debut author Lance Rubin takes us on a fast, gripping, and outrageously funny ride through the last hours of a teenager's life as he searches for love, meaning and (just maybe) a way to live on...
The Toy Fairy

The Toy Fairy

Stephanie Thatcher

$14.99

Age 3+ Come and join Joe on his adventure to discover the secret world of the Toy Fairy! Joe can't be bothered to pick up his toys from the bedroom floor before going to sleep. 'If you don't put your toys away the Toy Fairy will take them while you're asleep,' said Dad. Joe knew there was no such thing as a toy fairy, this was just Dad's story to get him to put his toys away at bedtime. But Joe was wrong. Not only did the Toy Fairy take the toys away, he also took Joe away. But it was all in a good cause...
Out to Launch: Watch This Space #1

Out to Launch: Watch This Space #1

Colin Thompson

$15.99

Kids adore Colin Thompson's brand of off-the-planet humour. Now here's an off-the-planet series to make them laugh even more! Radius Limpfast is one of the world's richest men. His reality TV shows have made him billions. The next series is always greater than the one before and yet he is never satisfied. Then one night, after a particularly creative bacon curry, Radius dreams up the ultimate reality show. No matter whatever anyone else comes up with, they will never be able to top it. Radius is going to send a family to the moon. Limpfast TV will pick an ordinary family, just like yours, build a rocket and a big glass dome and put them all together on the moon. The whole world will tune in to watch. This will be reality TV at its finest. What could possibly go wrong?
Demon Dentist

Demon Dentist

David Walliams

$14.99

The latest jaw-achingly funny, number-one bestselling novel from David Walliams - now out in paperback. Make your appointment if you dare...Darkness had come to the town. Strange things were happening in the dead of night. Children would put a tooth under their pillow for the tooth fairy, but in the morning they would wake up to find... a dead slug; a live spider; hundreds of earwigs creeping and crawling beneath their pillow. Evil was at work. But who or what was behind it...? Read this book and find out!
Bogtrotter

Bogtrotter

Margaret Wild ,  Judith Rossell

$24.95

Every morning Bogtrotter runs across the bog, up the bog, down the bog and around the bog until it's time to go home. Sometimes he wishes things would change, but he doesn't know how or what or why. Until one afternoon, when he picks a flower for the first time in his life...
Not as We Know it

Not as We Know it

Tom Avery

$17.99

Jamie and Ned are twins. They do everything together: riding their bikes, beachcombing outside their house, watching their favourite episodes of Star Trek. But Ned is sick, and one day, he may leave Jamie behind. When they discover a strange creature on the beach, Ned wants one more adventure and decides to keep him secretly in their garage. But Jamie begins to hope that the creature might bring some miracle, and stop his brother from going where he can no longer follow...
88 Lime Street - The Way in

88 Lime Street - The Way in

Denise Kirby

$16.99

From the moment Ellen arrives, she can feel something stirring in the old house. It's almost as if it's alive. Is there a ghost, as the kids at her new school say? Or is it something stranger? And why is there a tower with no door? When the dried-up fountain in the overgrown garden suddenly spouts water and weird messages appear, Ellen must find her way into the mysterious, magical and dangerous world that has been waiting for her...
Read Me Like a Book

Read Me Like a Book

Liz Kessler

$24.99

Ashleigh Walker is in love. You know the feeling - that intense, heart-racing, all-consuming emotion that can only come with first love. It's enough to stop her worrying about bad grades at college. Enough to distract her from her parents' marriage troubles. There's just one thing bothering her...Shouldn't it be her boyfriend, Dylan, who makes her feel this way - not Miss Murray, her English teacher? A thought-provoking coming out story from a highly skilled author.
One True Thing

One True Thing

Nicole Murn Hayes

$19.99

When is a secret not a secret? When your whole life is public. Frankie is used to being a politician's daughter, but with her mum now running for Premier, life's a whole lot crazier than usual. All Frankie wants is to lose herself in her music. So when her best friend, Kessie, invites a student journo to interview the band, Frankie is less than thrilled. But Jake's easy to talk to, and he seems to really like Frankie. That doesn't stop her from wondering if he's just after the ultimate scoop, especially when photos surface of Frankie's mum having a secret rendezvous with a younger man. With her family falling apart around her, Frankie is determined to find out the truth - even if it means losing Jake.
Smart: A Mysterious Crime, a Different Detective

Smart: A Mysterious Crime, a Different Detective

Kim Slater

$14.99

Shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize and longlisted for the 2015 Carnegie Medal, Kim Slater's outstanding debut, Smart, is moving and compelling novel with a loveable character at its heart. 'I found Jean's friend dead in the river. His name was Colin Kirk. He was a homeless man, but he still wanted to live.' There's been a murder, but the police don't care. It was only a homeless old man after all. Kieran cares. He's made a promise, and when you say something out loud, that means you're going to do it, for real. He's going to find out what really happened. To Colin. And to his grandma, who just stopped coming round one day. It's a good job Kieran's a master of observation, and knows all the detective tricks of the trade. But being a detective is difficult when you're Kieran Woods. When you're amazing at drawing but terrible at fitting in. And when there are dangerous secrets everywhere, not just outside, but under your own roof.
Thirst

Thirst

Lizzie Wilcock

$16.99

Karanda Hooke doesn't need anybody or anything. On her way to her sixth foster home, a crash leaves her stranded in the outback with only a backpack, a bottle of water and a stained picture of the mother she hasn't seen in years. This is her chance to escape her old life. There's only one thing in her way - eight-year-old Solomon.
The Unlikely Hero of Room 13b

The Unlikely Hero of Room 13b

Teresa Toten

$16.95

When Adam meets Robyn at a support group for kids coping with obsessive-compulsive disorder, he is drawn to her almost before he can take a breath. He's determined to protect and defend her, to play Batman to her Robin, whatever the cost. But when you're fourteen and the everyday problems of dealing with divorced parents and step-siblings are supplemented by the challenges of OCD, it's hard to imagine yourself falling in love.
You're the Kind of Girl I Write Songs About

You're the Kind of Girl I Write Songs About

Daniel Herborn

$17.99

Funny, sweet and beautifully depicted, You're the Kind of Girl I Write Songs About is a startlingly fresh voice from a very talented new author. Tim is repeating the HSC, but he's more into music than studying. He is juggling playing in a band with handing in assignments and the music is winning. Mandy is taking a year off before she starts uni. Her problem is she doesn't really know what she wants to study, so she's working (sort of) and even by her own admission spends too much watching daytime TV and drinking tea with best friend Alice, with the tea being an excuse for talking - lots. Tim and Mandy meet at a gig. The attraction is immediate, but they are both so shy and self-conscious, but over time they slowly, awkwardly, move toward each other, meeting by coincidence, each unsure as to how the other feels. Set in the cafes, pubs and dives of Sydney's Inner West You're the Kind of Girl I Write Songs About is a ballad to that time of your life when you are trying to work out who you are, what it is you want and what will it take to get you there.
Dragons Can't Swim

Dragons Can't Swim

Vivian French ,  David Melling

$12.99

Sam J. Butterbiggins' only ambition is to be a Very Noble Knight, but he has a problem - he's been packed off to the castle next door to stay with his aunt and uncle while his parents are away. Not only does he have to put up with his annoying cousin Prune, there's also the weird creatures his aunt looks after in her Luxury Accommodation for Dragons, Griffins and other Regal Beasts to contend with! But when Godfrey the dragon gets stuck down a well, Sam and Prune have to work together to come to the rescue. Inside the well they make an incredible discovery - a scroll giving instructions on the six quests to be completed in order to become the perfect knight! Sam's ambition seems close at hand - if only Prune would stop getting in the way...
The Great Trouble: A Mystery of London, the Blue Death, and a Boy Called Eel

The Great Trouble: A Mystery of London, the Blue Death, and a Boy Called Eel

Deborah Hopkinson

$14.99

A delightful combination of race-against-the-clock medical mystery and outwit-the-bad-guys adventure. -- Publishers Weekly, Starred Eel has troubles of his own: As an orphan and a mudlark, he spends his days in the filthy River Thames, searching for bits of things to sell. He's being hunted by Fisheye Bill Tyler, and a nastier man never walked the streets of London. And he's got a secret that costs him four precious shillings a week to keep safe. But even for Eel, things aren't so bad until that fateful August day in 1854--the day the deadly cholera ( blue death ) comes to Broad Street. Everyone believes that cholera is spread through poisonous air. But one man, Dr. John Snow, has a different theory. As the epidemic surges, it's up to Eel and his best friend, Florrie, to gather evidence to prove Dr. Snow's theory--before the entire neighborhood is wiped out. Hopkinson illuminates a pivotal chapter in the history of public health. . . . Accessible . . . and entertaining. -- School Library Journal, Starred For [readers] who love suspense, drama, and mystery. -- TIME for Kids From the Hardcover edition.
Hook's Daughter

Hook's Daughter

Heidi Schulz

$15.99

It's not easy being the daughter of Captain Hook. Twelve-year-old Jocelyn dreams of following in his footsteps \- but her grandfather sends her to finishing school instead. When her father meets his unfortunate end, Jocelyn sails to Neverland to avenge his death. But she hadn't bargained on ticking crocodiles, lazy pirates and a troublemaking boy called Peter Pan.
Marly's Business

Marly's Business

Alice Pung

$14.99

It's 1983 in Sunshine, Melbourne, and everyone at Marly's school is collecting Donkey Kong cards. Marly wants some cards too, but she has no money to buy them. Then she has a fantastic idea - to start her own business! Marly's money-making venture brings her something she hadn't planned on: new friends in a part of Melbourne that she never knew existed. And of course she knows how to find her way home again. Or does she?
My Family for the War

My Family for the War

Anne C Voorhoeve

$12.99

At the start of World War II, ten-year-old Franziska Mangold is torn from her family when she boards the kindertransport in Berlin, the train that secretly took nearly 10,000 children out of Nazi territory to safety in England. Taken in by strangers, Frances (as she is now called) courageously pieces together a new life for herself. But what will happen to her when she is finally reunited with her family, now that she's a stranger herself after seven years of war?
My Life as a Book

My Life as a Book

Janet Tashjian ,  Jake Tashjian

$9.99

Summer's finally here, and Derek Fallon is looking forward to pelting the UPS truck with water balloons, climbing onto the garage roof, and conducting silly investigations. But when his parents decide to send him to Learning Camp, Derek's dreams of fun come to an end. Ever since he's been labeled a reluctant reader, his mom has pushed him to read real books--something other than his beloved Calvin & Hobbes. As Derek forges unexpected friendships and uncovers a family secret involving himself (in diapers! no less), he realizes that adventures and surprises are around the corner, complete with curve balls. My Life as a Book is a 2011 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.
Operation Boy Band

Operation Boy Band

Yvette Poshoglian

$12.99

Junior Griffin agent Frankie Fox is undercover on her second mission, visiting an international kids' robotics competition in Scotland. She's investigating the evil Alliance's robot army when she discovers something even more terrifying: the world's number one boy band, Band of Brothers, is brainwashing kids to serve the Alliance! To crack this case, Frankie will need to solve puzzles, deprogram evil robots, and sneak backstage at a Band of Brothers concert. Can she save the day - and will her best friend ever forgive her if she makes Band of Brothers break up?
The Porridge of Knowledge

The Porridge of Knowledge

Archie Kimpton

$14.95

Magic gloop, evil baddies and a ridiculous amount of food abound in this super-silly story Milk lives in the grubby seaside town of Slopp-on-Sea - a rubbish name for a rubbish town. But Milk's life is pretty rubbish too, so it fits. She loves her Granddad, but nowadays he's always wandering off somewhere, or asking her befuddled questions. Then one day, he comes back from one of his jaunts with a battered book in his hand containing a recipe for The Porridge of Knowledge. Intrigued, Milk enlists the help of her friend Carp to try the recipe. At first it looks like all they've managed to create is a lump of malodorous goo - but then they notice the ants (who have been nibbling the porridge) building a mashed potato replica of the leaning tower of Pisa...So they decide to try it out on themselves. And the results are incredible! Suddenly Milk and Carp are thecleverest people in town - and Granddad is back to his normal self. Milk and Carp are about to discover that sometimes a little bit of knowledge goes a long way...
Stone Cold

Stone Cold

Andrew Lane

$16.99

Following his last thrilling adventure Sherlock Holmes has been sent to live in Oxford to focus on his education. But something strange is happening in the university pathology labs. Body parts are being stolen from corpses and are being posted one by one to an address in London. What can these sinister goings-on mean, and what message is someone trying to send? In an attempt to find out, Sherlock follows the trail to a very sinister house deep in the countryside. Can he get to the bottom of another baffling mystery? Sherlock Holmes: think you know him? Think again.
Ten

Ten

Shamini Flint

$12.99

Ten-year-old Maya lives for soccer. But no one in her small seaside town in Malaysia shares her obsession: her brother prefers hockey, the girls at school think it's a boys' game, and her grandmother just wants her to be a 'good Indian girl', even though with pale skin and an English father she's already a disappointment. Maya has other problems too. Her parents are constantly arguing, the new girl at school is getting everyone in trouble, and, worst of all, Brazil has just lost the World Cup. But Maya is determined that none of this will stop her from becoming a professional soccer player - the only problem is she's never even kicked a ball...
The Reluctant Assassin (WARP Book 1)

The Reluctant Assassin (WARP Book 1)

Eoin Colfer

$16.99

The Matrix meets Oliver Twist, WARP: The Reluctant Assassin is the first of a major new series by Eoin Colfer, the bestselling author of Artemis Fowl. It all began with the FBI and WARP (Witness Anonymous Relocation Programme). Hiding witnesses in the past to protect the future - until now...Riley is a Victorian orphan, hurtled into the twenty-first century and on the run from his evil master...Albert Garrick, the terrifying assassin-for-hire pursuing Riley through time, along with...Chevie Savano, the FBI's youngest and most impulsive special agent. As Garrick relentlessly hunts them down, Riley and Chevie face a desperate race to stay alive and stop Garrick from returning to his own time - armed with knowledge and power that could change the world forever. Colfer has the ability to make you laugh twice over: first in sheer subversive joy at the inventiveness of the writing, and again at the energy of the humour . (Sunday Times). Readers mourning the end of the Artemis Fowl series can take heart: this first book in the time-bending WARP series is an all-out blast . (Publishers Weekly). Eoin Colfer is the megaselling author of the Artemis Fowl series, Half Moon Investigations, The Supernaturalist, Airman and The Legend of ...books. His brilliant new series WARP is out now. Eoin lives with his family in Ireland.
A Week Without Tuesday

A Week Without Tuesday

Angelica Banks

$15.99

Vivienne Small's world is under threat. A Winged Dog has fallen from the sky bearing an ominous note and vercaka have invaded the City of Clocks. Meanwhile, in the real world, famous writers are turning up far from home, injured and confused, and Tuesday McGillycuddy and Serendipity Smith - the most famous writer of all - could be next! Suddenly whisked away to the world of story, Tuesday must learn the identity of the mysterious G, and find out why he is losing control of the worlds. But how can Tuesday, Vivienne and Baxterr solve the mystery and end the mayhem without losing themselves? An utterly charming, action-packed sequel to the marvellous and magical Finding Serendipity.
Wilf the Mighty Worrier: Saves the World

Wilf the Mighty Worrier: Saves the World

Georgia Pritchett ,  Jamie Littler

$14.99

Things Wilf was worried about before: 1) Stuffed animals. 2) Peanut Butter. 3) Creepy crawlies that have waggly feeler things instead of eyes. Things Wilf is worried about now: 4) The most evil man in the world. 5) The most evil man in the world living next door. 6) Anyone called Alan. When Alan, a self-styled Evil Lunatic, moves in next door with his grumpy robot sidekick and his silent right-hand-dog, Kevin Phillips, Wilf knows he will have to find a way to overcome his fears. And soon he realises: only he can stop Alan's ridiculous yet still Quite Evil plan to destroy the world...
Our Baby

Our Baby

Margaret Wild ,  Karen Blair

$24.99

Some babies have a mum and a dad. Some babies have a mum, and a dad who lives elsewhere. Some babies have two mums. Or two dads. Our baby has a mum and a dad and a big sister - me! Babies come in all shapes and sizes, and from all sorts of families. Some babies have milky mouths, snotty noses, tufty hair, or no hair at all. Some babies like going to cafes or to the park. Some like playing at home. Every baby is different, and every one of them is special.
Big Bouncy Bed

Big Bouncy Bed

Adrian Reynolds ,  Julia Jarman

$14.99

Ben and Bella on the big bouncy bed, Boing! Boing! Boing! Boing! Mind your head! Ben and Bella are back, and this time they're off on a brilliant bouncy adventure with all their animal friends. Join Ben and Bella as they bounce all the way to outer space and back again - just in time for bed. This exuberant, lively rhyming story from the creators of the bestselling Big Red Bath is perfect for reading aloud.
Caravan Fran

Caravan Fran

Cheryl Orsini ,  Cheryl Orsini

$14.99

Three friends in Spring - Dave, Sam and Joe - with faithful caravan Fran in tow, were heading north for a holiday, off to the seashore, far away. Three friends have an unexpected adventure while on their way to the beach in Caravan Fran. When Fran hits a bump in the road, the friends' dog, Ray, tumbles out and falls in the creek. Sam jumps in to rescue Ray...then Joe jumps in to rescue Ray AND Sam. Eventually they all make it safely to the seaside - just in time for dinner! A gorgeously illustrated celebration of holidays and friendship told in rhyming text.
Hermelin: The Detective Mouse

Hermelin: The Detective Mouse

Mini Grey

$16.99

Hermelin is a noticer. He is also a finder. The occupants of Offley Street are delighted when their missing items are found, but not so happy to learn that their brilliant detective is a mouse! What will happen to Hermelin? Will his talents go unrewarded?
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

$14.99

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 - Iqbal in 1995, and Malala in 2012. Tragically, 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.
None the Number

None the Number

Oliver Jeffers ,  Oliver Jeffers

$14.99

The Hueys have an important question about counting in this hilarious new book from international bestselling, award-winning author/illustrator, Oliver Jeffers, creator of How to Catch a Star and Lost and Found and illustrator of The Day the Crayons Quit. The thing about the Hueys was that they loved numbers: 0, 1, 2, 3...Wait! 0? Is 'none' a number? Join the Hueys for a counting conundrum! This witty and lively pictorial debate makes numbers interesting and fun!
The Something

The Something

Rebecca Cobb

$14.99

When a little boy's ball disappears down a mysterious hole in the garden, he can't stop thinking about what could be down there - a little mouse's house? The lair of a hungry troll? Or maybe even a dragon's den. Whatever it may be, he's determined to find out! A glorious imaginative adventure from the award-winning creator of AUNT AMELIA and LUNCHTIME, and illustrator of THE PAPER DOLLS, written by Julia Donaldson.
Ten Tricky Dinosaurs

Ten Tricky Dinosaurs

Amanda Tarlau ,  Karen Mounsey-Smith

$14.99

Ten tricky dinosaurs swinging from a vine, one let go - wheeeee! - and then there were nine! Follow this fun-loving group of dinosaurs as they get up to all sorts of tricks. A rhyming countdown romp from ten to one.
What the Jackdaw Saw

What the Jackdaw Saw

Julia Donaldson ,  Nick Sharratt

$14.99

The jackdaw wants all his friends to come to his party, but when he calls out his invitation the animals just touch their heads. Why won't they answer? And what do their actions mean? Luckily a brown owl can help him with the puzzle! This book about friendship and sign language was created by Gruffalo author Julia Donaldson with a group of deaf children in a workshop organised by the not-for-profit organisation Life & Deaf (www.lifeanddeaf.co.uk) which helps deaf children to explore their identities through poetry, film, performance and art. Featuring Nick Sharratt's bright and accessible illustrations, WHAT THE JACKDAW SAW is another beautiful picture book from the team behind GOAT GOES TO PLAYGROUP and TODDLE WADDLE.
Busy Farm Cloth Book

Busy Farm Cloth Book

Roger Priddy

$9.99

With bright, bold colors and engaging pictures of animals and things to be found down on the farm, this cute and cuddly cloth book will delight your baby. The fleecy front cover is soft and tactile for baby to touch, and has an appliqued sheep with a fluffy tummy for little fingers to explore.
Bomber

Bomber

Paul Dowswell

$15.99

ONE IN FIVE NEVER RETURNED. Every boy dreams of flying, but in war that dream can turn into a nightmare. Harry Friedman is the gunner of the Macey May, an American Flying Fortress stationed in East Anglia. The Second World War is raging and the Nazis have swept over Europe. The crews of every Flying Fortress face terrible odds on their bombing missions. To make it through alive, Harry will need luck on his side and courage ...Courage to keep going when he has watched close friends die. Courage to confront a terrible evil. And the courage to make it home from deep behind enemy lines. Nail-biting tension and compelling storytelling combine with Dowswell's meticulous research to deliver a page-turner for fans of John Boyne, Morris Gleitzman and Marcus Zusak.
Carousel

Carousel

Brendan Ritchie

$19.99

Nox is an arts graduate wondering what to do with his life. Taylor and Lizzy are famous indie musicians, and Rocky works the checkouts at Target. When they find themselves trapped in a giant shopping centre, they eat fast food, watch bad TV and wait for the mess to be sorted. But when days turn to weeks, a sense of menace grows.
Conspiracy of Blood and Smoke

Conspiracy of Blood and Smoke

Anne Blankman

$19.99

The follow-up to Anne Blankman's fantastic PRISONER OF NIGHT AND FOG, a powerful, fast-paced thriller set in the shadowy and dangerous world of Nazi Germany. The girl known as Gretchen Whitestone has a secret: she used to be part of Adolf Hitler's inner circle. More than a year ago, she made an enemy of her old family friend and fled Munich to live in Oxford, posing as an ordinary German immigrant. Her love, Daniel Cohen, is a reporter in town, and Gretchen is content. Then a telegram sends Daniel back to Germany, and her world turns upside-down when she learns that Daniel is wanted for murder. To save him, she must return to her homeland and somehow avoid capture and recognition by her former friends, the Nazi elite. And as she and Daniel work to clear his name, they discover a deadly conspiracy stretching from the slums of Berlin to the Reichstag itself. Can they dig up the explosive truth and escape in time - or will Hitler discover them first?
Daughters of Time

Daughters of Time

Mary Hoffman

$19.99

Thirteen stories about remarkable English women and girls, written by members of the History Girls blog. Look through fresh eyes at the stories of some of history's most remarkable women, in this inspiring collection of short stories by the finest female authors writing historical fiction for children today The History Girls.
The Forgetting

The Forgetting

Nicole Maggi

$14.99

Why does she have a sudden urge for strawberries when she's been allergic for years? Why can't she remember last Christmas? Driven to find her donor, Georgie discovers her heart belonged to a girl her own age who fell out of the foster care system and into a rough life on the streets. Everyone thinks she committed suicide, but Georgie is compelled to find the truth - before she loses herself completely.
Liberty's Fire

Liberty's Fire

Lydia Syson

$16.95

Paris, 1871. Four young people will rewrite their destinies. Paris is in revolt. After months of siege at the hands of the Prussians, a wind of change is blowing through the city, bringing with it murmurs of a new revolution. Alone and poverty-stricken, sixteen-year-old Zephyrine is quickly lured in by the ideals of the city's radical new government, and she finds herself swept away by its promises of freedom, hope, equality and rights for women. But she is about to fall in love for a second time, following a fateful encounter with a young violinist. Anatole's passion for his music is soon swiftly matched only by his passion for this fierce and magnificent girl. He comes to believe in Zephyrine's new politics - but his friends are not so sure. Opera-singer Marie and photographer Jules have desires of their own, and the harsh reality of life under the Commune is not quite as enticing for them as it seems to be for Anatole and Zephyrine. And when the violent reality of revolution comes crashing down at all their feet, can they face the danger together - or will they be forced to choose where their hearts really lie?
One of Us

One of Us

Jeannie Waudby

$17.99

When a bomb goes off, K agrees to spy on the extremists held responsible. But at their school, what she discovers isn't black or white. And when she falls in love, K faces the biggest decision of her life. What's right - and who's wrong? And what if it's not who everyone thinks? Someone's always to blame.
Paperweight

Paperweight

Meg Haston

$16.95

What doesn't kill you makes you stronger. Struggling to deal with her brother's death and a past she refuses to confront, Stevie knows she has problems. But she's still furious about the fact that she's been packed off to a health clinic, in the middle of nowhere, where mobile phones are banned and communication with the outside world is strictly by permission only. The regimented and obtrusive nature of the clinic and its staff is torture to the deeply private, obstinate Stevie - and don't even get her started on the other 'inmates'. All she wants is to be left alone...But as Stevie is about to find out, life is full of surprises. And she will prove herself stronger than she knows - even when her past finally catches her up in the most shocking and brutal way possible.
Seven Days

Seven Days

Eve Ainsworth

$15.99

School should be a safe place for Jess, a refuge from her difficult home life - but thanks to Kez and her friends, it's everything she dreads. Despite being beautiful and popular, Kez's life isn't any sweeter. She clings to the fact she is better off than Jess - or so she thinks...
What Was Never Said

What Was Never Said

Emma Craigie

$16.99

The cutter came last night. I recognised her: her black clothes, her narrow face and the yellow whites of her eyes. 15 year old Zahra has lived in England most of her life, but she is haunted by memories of her early childhood: the warm sun and loud gunfire of the home her family escaped, and aching memories of her older sister. It is hard to make sense of everything that happened, and it feels impossible to talk about, but when three visitors arrive unexpectedly for tea Zahra realises that the dangers of the past could still destroy her. What Was Never Said is the powerful story of a girl navigating the threats from her past and the dangers of her new world; a tale of surviving loss and overcoming fears from the Carnegie nominated author of Chocolate Cake with Hitler.
The Midnight Owl

The Midnight Owl

Anna Branford ,  Lisa Coutts

$7.95

Lily is frightened when the midnight owl hoots during the night. But Granny isn't afraid. She thinks the midnight owl sounds friendly. Will Lily always be afraid of him?
The Precious Ring

The Precious Ring

Anna Branford ,  Lisa Coutts

$7.95

Lily loves the ring she finds in the moss garden. It makes a wonderful wading pool. But the ring belongs to a small human. Will Lily have to return it?
How Turtle Got His Shell and Other Stories

How Turtle Got His Shell and Other Stories

James Vance Marshall ,  Francis Firebrace

$19.95

How did turtle get his shell? Why do young koalas cling to their mothers' backs? How was the mighty Murray River created? Ten witty retellings of legends, some of them from the Yorta Yorta people, to delight readers of all ages.
Stories for Simon

Stories for Simon

Lisa Miranda Sarzin ,  Lauren Briggs

$24.99

A beautiful story of acknowledging the past and working together for a brighter future. When Simon unwraps a beautiful boomerang wrapped in an old newspaper, he learns of the national apology to the Stolen Generations. Who were the Stolen Generations and how can saying 'sorry' help? Through a new friendship and a magnificent collection of stories, Simon gains a deep appreciation of the past and a positive vision for the future. Includes a foreword by Bidjigal Elder Vic Simms and endorsement from Adam Goodes, Australian of the Year 2014
Aesop's Fables

Aesop's Fables

Aesop ,  Milo Winter

$19.99

Written down two thousand years ago in ancient Latin and Greek, the fables and morals of Aesop have been passed down through generations and were first published in English in 1484. This edition collects 284 fables, including such classics as The Boy Who Cried Wolf, The Tortoise and the Hare, Town Mouse and Country Mouse, and many more enjoyable, yet teachable tales. With 80 illustrations throughout, this beautiful, vibrant cloth-bound hardcover makes a great addition to every child's library. The Knickerbocker Classics bring together the essential works of classic authors from around the world in stunning editions to be collected and enjoyed.
Thomas the Tank Engine 70th Anniversary Slipcase

Thomas the Tank Engine 70th Anniversary Slipcase

$34.95

In this 70th anniversary year, Thomas the Tank Engine and his friends remain as popular as ever, loved by millions all over the world. Now rediscover the classic stories about the world's best-loved tank engine with stunning new gift edition. This book allows fans of Thomas to rediscover the original classic stories about the world's best-loved tank engine. Meet Thomas, James, Gordon, Edward and all their friends in this wonderful collection! This new anniversary edition includes the four original Thomas stories, with the engines beautifully brought to life by new reproductions of C. Reginald Dalby's illustrations. Plus, 8 pages of exclusive material give an insight into the creation of the famous Railway Series.
What Katy Did

What Katy Did

Susan Coolidge

$19.95

'I'd like to have a large house and a splendiferous garden...I mean to do something grand. I don't know what, yet; but when I'm grown up I shall find out.' Katy Carr is mischievous, untidy and unruly. Free to run wild around the countryside in which she has grown up, life for Katy is good - much to the continual dismay of her Aunt Izzie who is endlessly mending Katy's broken clothes and tidying up her mess. But Katy has grand plans for her future, and can't wait to grow up and fulfill her dreams. However, disaster strikes when Katy has a terrible accident which changes everything. Will Katy learn to control her temper and be as good and kind as she had always dreamed of being?
Dot and Anton

Dot and Anton

Erich Kastner ,  Anthea Bell ,  Walter Trier ,  Nathan Burton

$16.99

'Gadzooks!' said Dot ...'The things that boy can do!' Dot loves play-acting, dressing up her pet dachshund Piefke and making up words like 'splentastic'. Her best friend is Anton, who lives in a little apartment and looks after his mother. They share a secret - every night, when their parents think they are asleep, they sell matches and shoelaces on the streets of Berlin with Dot's grumpy governess. But why? The answers involve a villain called 'Robert the Devil', a club-wielding maid, a wobbly tooth, a pair of silver shoes and a policeman dancing the tango, as Dot and Anton get into all sorts of scrapes and even solve a crime in this delightful, touching and hilarious adventure story.
Alien Invaders from Beyond the Stars

Alien Invaders from Beyond the Stars

George Ivanoff

$14.99

YOU CHOOSE ...Protector of planet Earth or abduction by extraterrestrials! You see strange lights in the sky. It's a flying saucer, just like in the movies. Inside are lizard aliens - disguised as humans. They have come to invade planet Earth! You want to resist, but your actions may lead to the destruction of humankind ...Do you have what it takes to save the world? Or will the aliens unleash their ultimate weapon?
Amulet Keepers

Amulet Keepers

Michael Northrop

$14.99

When Alex's mother uses the Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead to bring him back from the brink of death, she inadvertently summons a slew of other spirits from the underworld. In this book, Alex and his best friend Ren head to London, where people are going missing, treasures are disappearing and a blood rain is pouring from the skies. Can they stop a powerful Death Walker from destroying the city?
Beasts of Olympus: Beast Keeper

Beasts of Olympus: Beast Keeper

Lucy Coats

$14.99

What begins as just another ordinary day for Demon ends up being far from normal ...because travelling on a rainbow to Mount Olympus is a bit odd for anyone, even if your dad is the Greek god Pan! When his long-lost father appears and takes him to the kingdom of the gods to look after their mythical beasts, Demon is in for a shock. The stables are full of creatures like an ill Hydra, flatulent Cattle of the Sun and a very grumpy Griffin. All Demon's animal husbandry skills, polished on his mother's farm on Earth, are going to be put to a rather exacting test as he tries to sort out the chaos and neglect and at the same time deal with the upset and concern of the gods. Can the eleven-year-old stableboy help the Nemean lion that Heracles has hurt, and avoid incurring Hera's wrath if he can't heal her pet Hydra ...The first in a delightful action-packed four-book series, acclaimed writer Lucy Coats uses her original and funny voice to bring to life the gods, goddesses and mythical beasts of the ancient Greek pantheon.
Cooper

Cooper

Justin D'Ath

$9.99

Stuff happens sometimes. Everyday stuff. At school, at home, with sport, with mates. For Cooper it happened on school camp. Cooper is one of the footy boys. When his former-rugby-champion grandfather dies, Cooper has trouble dealing with it. To make matters worse, the funeral falls on the first day of the Year Five camp at Thunder Canyon, half a day's drive away. So Cooper not only misses out on the bus trip with his friends Jeff, Dan, Fadi, but when he finally arrives at camp he's missed out on abseiling, the activity he was most looking forward to, missed sharing a cabin with his friends, and can't even sit with them in the dining room or on the bus to the following day's kayaking lesson. In order to restore his life to what it was, and win back the respect of his sporty friends, he disobeys a kayak instructor's directives and puts both his life and that of his paddle-buddy Lily Ng in serious danger on the white waters of Thunder River.
Famous Five Collection - Books 4-6

Famous Five Collection - Books 4-6

Enid Blyton

$14.99

Included in this value-for-money collection are: Book 4: Five Go to Smuggler's Top The Five go to stay at the large, old house and have great fun discovering secret hiding places and underground tunnels. But who are the people signalling out to sea? And what do they want? Book 5: Five Go Off in a Caravan A caravan holiday is bound to be an adventure! The Five soon get caught up with the circus crowd. But some of its members have more sinister plans than just clowning around ...Book 6: Five On Kirrin Island Again What is Uncle Quentin up to on Kirrin Island? He won't let anyone visit - not even the Five! But there's someone else on the island, watching his every move. The Five will have to act, after all. These editions feature the classic texts and Eileen A. Soper's original illustrations.
Flyaway

Flyaway

Lucy Christopher

$16.99

While visiting her father in hospital, 13-year-old Isla meets Harry, the first boy to understand her and her love of the outdoors. But Harry is ill, and as his health fails, Isla is determined to help him. Together they watch a lone swan struggling to fly on the lake outside Harry's window. Isla believes that if she can help the swan, she can help Harry. And in doing so, she embarks upon a magical journey of her own \.
Beasts of Olympus: Hound of Hades

Beasts of Olympus: Hound of Hades

Lucy Coats

$14.99

Demon is sick. He ate too many honey cakes at the party celebrating his new job as beast keeper to the gods. But the animals still need to be cared for and there is a visitor coming to the stables who may or may not be the goddess Hera. The last time he saw Hera she threatened to turn him into a lump of charcoal. It's just not easy being stableboy to a bunch of demanding and petulant deities. But when the visitor arrives it's not Hera but Hades, and with him he has brought some rather dangerous earth dragons who need meat. Where on Olympus can he find meat? If that task wasn't hard enough, next Hades orders Demon to follow him to the underworld, where his pet dog, Cerberus, is feeling poorly...
I Heart Pets

I Heart Pets

Meredith Costain ,  Danielle McDonald

$12.99

Ella and Zoe start their own dog walking business. When their only job turns out to be minding a lizard - and then sneaky Peach Parker starts behaving very suspiciously - Ella starts to wonder what's up. Zoe and Ella must go undercover! With their detective notebooks in hand, can Ella and Zoe discover the terrible truth?
Lennie

Lennie

James Roy

$9.99

Stuff happens sometimes. Everyday stuff. At school, at home, with sport, with mates. For Lennie it happened when he argued with a teacher.
Rafe's Aussie Adventure

Rafe's Aussie Adventure

James Patterson ,  Martin Chatterton

$15.99

James Patterson's bestselling Middle School series heads Down Under! Life is finally starting to look up for everyone's favourite troublemaker, Rafe Khatchadorian. No bullying, zero girl dramas, rising grades - the whole tamale. And when Rafe wins an all-expenses-paid trip to Australia, he can't quite believe his luck. That is, until his dreams of beaches, surfer chicks and cuddly koala bears go horribly wrong. Australia isn't exactly the island paradise Rafe imagined. And nobody mentioned the zombies! Can a group of social misfits show Rafe a different side of Australia and encourage him to be the great artist he was born to be? Or will Rafe's plan for holiday revenge end up being his worst idea ever?
The Songbird Cafe Girls: Mollie Cinnamon is Not a Cupcake

The Songbird Cafe Girls: Mollie Cinnamon is Not a Cupcake

Sarah Webb

$16.95

Will Mollie ever find a place to call home? Mollie is stuck on a tiny island with her great-grandmother while her mum travels the world filming her new TV series. Mollie is so bored and lonely until she makes friends with Sunny and Alanna at the Songbird Cafe. Disaster strikes, though, when the cafe is threatened with closure. Can the new friends work together to save it?
Moone Boy: the Blunder Years

Moone Boy: the Blunder Years

Chris O'Dowd ,  Nick Vincent Murphy

$14.99

Successful film and TV star, Chris O' Dowd, collaborates with friend and screenwriter Nick Vincent Murphy in Moone Boy: The Blunder Years, the first in this hilarious, illustrated series. Martin Moone is eleven and completely fed up with being the only boy in a family of girls. He's desperate for a decent wingman to help him navigate his idiotic life. So when best mate Padraic suggests Martin get an imaginary friend - or 'IF' for short - he decides to give it a go. His first attempt is Loopy Lou, a hyperactive goofball who loves writing rubbish rap songs. But Martin soon gets fed up with Lou's loopiness and decides to trade in his IF for someone a little less wacky. Enter Sean 'Caution' Murphy, an imaginary office clerk in a bad suit with a passion for laziness and a head full of dodgy jokes. Sean is full of tips and tricks to guide Martin through the perils of the playground, from dealing with his sisters' pranks to beating the bullying Bonner boys. But getting rid of Lou is not that easy, and having TWO imaginary friends is a recipe for trouble!
Naughtiest Girl Collection - Books 4-7

Naughtiest Girl Collection - Books 4-7

Enid Blyton

$14.99

This collection includes: Book 4: Here's the Naughtiest Girl There's a new boy in Elizabeth's class, who'll do anything to show her up. It's hard for the naughtiest girl to keep her temper when faced with such a challenge ...Book 5: The Naughtiest Girl Keeps a Secret Elizabeth's efforts to put her naughty days behind her are threatened when John trusts her with a secret. She finds herself in more trouble than ever before. Book 6: The Naughtiest Girl Helps a Friend It's hard to be good at camp with Arabella in the same tent. She's causing all sorts of problems for Elizabeth and her best friend Joan. Book 7: The Naughtiest Girl Saves the Day Elizabeth is a suspect when some plants are vandalised. She isn't to blame - and who would want to get her intro trouble? With help, she vows to get to the bottom of the mystery.
Night of the Creepy Carnival

Night of the Creepy Carnival

George Ivanoff

$14.99

YOU CHOOSE ...Conqueror of clowns or life as a mindless slave! You are excited to check out the new carnival in town. But as soon as you arrive, the creepy clowns catch your eye. You know something weird is going on, but are you brave enough to follow them? There's so much more to explore, especially the freak show tent with its disturbing display cases ...Will you defeat the evil clowns, or lose yourself in the carnival's strange attractions?
Secret Seven Collection - Books 4-6

Secret Seven Collection - Books 4-6

Enid Blyton

$14.99

Meet Peter, Janet and Jack, Barbara, Pam, Colin and George. Together they are The Secret Seven - ready to solve any mystery, any time! Book 4: Secret Seven on the Trail Something mysterious is going on at Tigger's Barn, and the Seven are intrigued. When Jack overhears a strange conversation, it's time for the Seven to leap into action ...Book 5: Go Ahead, Secret Seven What exactly is the sinister-looking man up to and why does he want to get George into trouble? Will the Seven get to the bottom of the mystery before it's too late? Book 6: Good Work, Secret Seven A car is stolen and Peter and Janet are the only witnesses. But have the Seven got themselves too deep into a mystery that is beyond their powers to solve?
Classic Collection: Jason & the Golden Fleece

Classic Collection: Jason & the Golden Fleece

Saviour Pirotta ,  Leo Hartas

$9.99

Retold in clear contemporary language and coupled by illustrations, follow Jason as he attempts to capture the Golden Fleece, who will he encounter along the way? Jason is set an impossible mission by King Pelias - to capture the Golden Fleece. It's protected by a giant serpent that never sleeps, but first Jason and his crew, the Argonauts, must journey to Colchis. They face many obstacles along the way, from giants to Harpies. Will Jason make it to Colchis alive? Will he manage to capture the Golden Fleece? Follow Jason on his epic journey and unravel a myth that has been told for thousands of years. Classic Greek Mythology Series Enjoy delving into the lives of these ancient Greek heroes. Discover their many adventures, from fighting monsters, to undertaking life-threatening tasks and attempting to achieve the impossible. Clear language and beautiful artwork makes it easier for young readers to engage with these epic stories. The Classic Greek Mythology series includes: Theseus & the Minotaur: 978-1-78171-636-6 Perseus & Medusa: 978-1-78171-638-0 Jason & the Golden Fleece: 978-1-78171-640-3 The Twelve Tasks of Hercules: 978-1-78171-642-7
The Lion Picture Bible

The Lion Picture Bible

Sarah J. Dodd ,  Raffaella Ligi

$19.99

Bright, vibrant pictures are the focus of this children's Bible for 5-7s; expressive people and animals carry out their lives against a backdrop of colourful and dramatic landscapes. The scenes are set evocatively by author Sarah Dodd, who is able not only to bring life and character to the stories of the Bible for younger, or perhaps first-time readers, but also to explain their implication in the wider context of the Bible. There is a glossary included in the back to explain the words which may be unfamiliar, and page references for each word.
Classic Collection: Perseus and Medusa

Classic Collection: Perseus and Medusa

Saviour Pirotta

$9.99

How can Perseus destroy the mighty monster Medusa? The goddess Athena has turned Medusa into a hideous monster, with golden wings, snakes for hair and a look that can turn men to stone. Perseus is tricked by King Polydectes into hunting down the terrifying Medusa. Athena decides to help Perseus, and with some magical gifts he sets off for the monster's lair. Can Perseus defeat the mighty Medusa? Classic Greek Mythology Series Enjoy delving into the lives of these ancient Greek heroes. Discover their many adventures, from fighting monsters, to undertaking life-threatening tasks and attempting to achieve the impossible. Clear language and beautiful artwork makes it easier for young readers to engage with these epic stories. The Classic Greek Mythology series includes: Theseus & the Minotaur 978-1-78171-636-6 Perseus & Medusa 978-1-78171-638-0 Jason & the Golden Fleece 978-1-78171-640-3 The Twelve Tasks of Hercules 978-1-78171-642-7
Classic Collection: Theseus and the Minotaur

Classic Collection: Theseus and the Minotaur

Saviour Pirotta

$9.99

Does Theseus have what it takes to defeat the Minotaur? Theseus heads to Athens to meet his father, overcoming many obstacles on his travels. Once there he discovers 14 Athenians are about to be sent to the man-eating Minotaur, who lives in an elaborate labyrinth in Crete. He volunteers, determined to prove himself a hero. Will he defeat the Minotaur? And how will he escape the labyrinth? Classic Greek Mythology Series Enjoy delving into the lives of these ancient Greek heroes. Discover their many adventures, from fighting monsters, to undertaking life-threatening tasks and attempting to achieve the impossible. Clear language and beautiful artwork makes it easier for young readers to engage with these epic stories. The Classic Greek Mythology series includes: Theseus & the Minotaur 978-1-78171-636-6 Perseus & Medusa 978-1-78171-638-0 Jason & the Golden Fleece 978-1-78171-640-3 The Twelve Tasks of Hercules 978-1-78171-642-7
Classic Collection: The Twelve Tasks of Hercules

Classic Collection: The Twelve Tasks of Hercules

Saviour Pirotta ,  Gerald Kelley

$9.99

Retold in clear contemporary language and coupled by illustrations, find out how Hercules fairs in his twelve daunting tasks. Hercules is set twelve impossible tasks. They range from destroying the many-headed Hydra to fetching the goddess Hera's golden apples. Each one will test Hercules, and if he triumphs, make him a hero. Does Hercules have the strength, courage and cunning to complete all twelve tasks? Discover why this myth of Hercules is still famous today, even after thousands of years. The Classic Greek Mythologies series: Enjoy delving into the lives of these ancient Greek heroes. Discover their many adventures, from fighting monsters, to undertaking life-threatening tasks and attempting to achieve the impossible. Clear language and beautiful artwork makes it easier for young readers to engage with these epic stories. The Classic Greek Mythology series includes: Theseus & the Minotaur: 978-1-78171-636-6 Perseus & Medusa: 978-1-78171-638-0 Jason & the Golden Fleece: 978-1-78171-640-3 The Twelve Tasks of Hercules: 978-1-78171-642-7
Jane Austen

Jane Austen

Zena Alkayat ,  Nina Cosford

$19.99

This beautifully illustrated biography follows Jane Austen's life and work (which includes Pride & Prejudice, Sense & Sensibility and Emma) and celebrates the legacy of the much-loved literary icon. It also explores Austen's inspirations and influences, her domestic life and the society she lived in.
Virginia Woolf

Virginia Woolf

Zena Alkayat ,  Nina Cosford

$19.99

This beautifully illustrated biography follows Virginia Woolf's remarkable life and work (which includes Mrs Dalloway, To the Lighthouse and The Waves) and celebrates the literary icon's immense legacy. It also draws in the characters of the Bloomsbury Group - a band of friends with a revolutionary approach to art and culture - including Vanessa Bell, Roger Fry and Leonard Woolf.
Ancient Egypt in 30 Seconds: 30 Awesome Topics for Pharaoh Fanatics Explained in Half a Minute

Ancient Egypt in 30 Seconds: 30 Awesome Topics for Pharaoh Fanatics Explained in Half a Minute

Cath Senker

$19.99

In this book 30 awesome topics for pharaoh fanatics explained in half a minute. Meet the charismatic Ancient Egyptians in this informative title for history buffs aged 812. Covering more than just mummies and pyramids, this book introduces life by the Nile, including the jobs people had, the clothes they wore, the toys they played with, and the religion they followed.
Barmy British Empire

Barmy British Empire

Terry Deary ,  Martin Brown

$14.99

Readers can discover all the foul facts about the Barmy British Empire, including how a war started when a Brit was sitting on a stool, who wore a necklace made of 50 human skulls and why a British soldier used his own coffin as a wardrobe. With a bold, accessible new look and revised by the author, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans.
Ancient Egyptians

Ancient Egyptians

Jane M. Bingham

$19.99

This photographic book gives you an overview of Ancient Egyptians. From the early kingdoms to the mighty pharaohs that led the Eqyptian world. Learn about Egyptian religion and beliefs, life for ordinary people and the brilliant buildings. We also look at the food, medicine, science, music and art of the time. You can read about a day at temple school and learn to write in hieroglyphics.
Romans

Romans

Jane M. Bingham

$19.99

Learn all about the mighty Romans with this brilliant photographic book. From the rise of Rome and the growth of the Roman Empire to the great emperors, such as Julius Caesar and Mark Antony. We look at the powerful Roman army and how the civilization spread across Europe. Find out how we know about the Romans today, from the amazing buildings that are still standing to the discovery of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Then take a look at Roman gods and godesses, and the entertainments, food, artists, musicians and medicines of the time. Read about the games that took place in great amphitheatres, such as the grand Colosseum, the gladiator fights and exciting chariot races. Then, learn about home and family life of people in ancient Rome. You can even read about a day in the life of a Roman child, and design and make your own mosaic with our brilliant activity page. Discover amazing facts about the Roman civilization!
Villainous Victorians

Villainous Victorians

Terry Deary ,  Martin Brown

$14.99

Readers can discover all the foul facts about the Villainous Victorians, including why burglars were scared of bogies, which poet said he ate an ape and how a snick fadger might kiddy-nap your spangle. With a bold, accessible new look and a heap of extra-horrible bits, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans.
99 Maths Puzzles

99 Maths Puzzles

$12.99

Children can keep their brains active and practice their number skills with this handy paperback book, packed with full-colour puzzles to test your numeracy. This is entertaining practise to help support maths lessons at school.
Genius!: The Most Astonishing Inventions of All Time

Genius!: The Most Astonishing Inventions of All Time

Deborah Kespert

$29.99

Here is a lively and educational childrens book about the great (and sometimes surprising) inventions that created our 21st-century world, and the brilliant, and often brave, inventors who dared to think the unthinkable and do the impossible. From Archimedes machine for carrying water up hill, to Edisons electric light bulb; from the Wright brothers first powered flight to the Saturn V space rocket; from Gutenbergs printing press to Tim Berners-Lees creation of the worldwide web each gripping story of invention, struggle and perseverance is told in fascinating detail. The book includes a selection of simple how-to activities to inspire the budding scientist. Genius! will appeal to children around the age of 9+ with an interest in technology, science and history.
Oceans in 30 Seconds: 30 Cool Topics for Junior Marine Explorers Explained in Half a Minute

Oceans in 30 Seconds: 30 Cool Topics for Junior Marine Explorers Explained in Half a Minute

Jen Green ,  Wesley Robins

$19.99

Features 30 awesome topics for pharaoh fanatics explained in half a minute. In this exciting book, young readers can voyage through the seas and oceans of our watery planet the last great unexplored place on Earth! 30 key topics are covered, from the sunlit ocean surfaces to the deepest, darkest depths. Each is presented in a neat 30-second soundbite, supported by a 3-second flash summary and a full-page colour artwork. Fun, active missions accompany the topics, encouraging readers to find out more.
Bunny the Brave War Horse: Based on a True Story

Bunny the Brave War Horse: Based on a True Story

Elizabeth MacLeod ,  Marie LaFrance

$27.99

Award-winning nonfiction author Elizabeth MacLeod brings a slice of World War I history to life in this poignant picture book. It is based on the true story of a?police?horse named Bunny and?his riders, ?brothers?Bud and?Thomas Dundas, ?sent?to the European front as part of the?9th Battery Canadian Field Artillery. This quietly but powerfully told tale explores many of the actual on-the-ground hardships WWI soldiers endured, including a gas attack, wounded and killed comrades, exploding bombs and episodes of severe hunger. By focusing on the tender relationship between Bunny and the brothers and showing how he was able to provide comfort to the soldiers, the author makes the grim details easier for young readers to absorb. The somber palette employed by illustrator Marie Lafrance in her rich, distinctive and detailed artwork -- all on two-page spreads -- provides the appropriate level of seriousness. As a bonus, the author has provided a brief historical recap at the end that provides more background information about the real-life Bunny, Tom and Bud, with dates and specifics about WWI, which would be useful for creating a global studies teaching plan. The geography of the region is enhanced with a color map. This powerful book would make an excellent resource for any social studies unit about WWI, while it also works as a personalized reminder of the toll that war takes on humanity. Early readers interested in history or horses would enjoy it on their own.
Chu's Day at the Beach

Chu's Day at the Beach

Neil Gaiman

$19.99

Chu, the little panda with the BIG sneeze, is BACK - and this time he's going to the seaside! Like all pandas, Chu LOVES the seaside. There are seagulls and rock pools and ice cream. Chu will have a lovely day, and with all that sea, sand and sun, what could possibly go wrong?
Counting Crows

Counting Crows

Kathi Appelt ,  Rob Dunlavey ,  Rob Dunlavey

$19.99

Help hungry crows avoid a feline foe in this clever concept book from the author of The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp and The Underneath. One, two, three, crows in a tree, bedecked in red scarves and hungry as can be. So they fly out of their nest with snacking in mind, and snack they do. Snack one, snack two, snack three--all the way to a dozen! But before they have time to complain about bellyaches, they have a bigger problem: a cat has been eyeing them...as potential snacks! Can these well-fed crows become well-FLED crows? Read and find out in this counting book from Newbery Finalist and two-time National Book Award Nominee Kathi Appelt, with spot-on illustrations from Rob Dunlavey. It's the cat's meow!
The Eagle Inside

The Eagle Inside

Jack/ Bancroft B Manning

$24.95

"Jimmy is the smallest bird at school. Surrounded by big, tough birds, he feels different in every way and is certain he will never fit in. But when Eagle reminds him that being small isn’t necessarily a weakness, Jimmy discovers that being different can also be a strength. This striking story is Jack Manning Bancroft’s first foray into publishing. A powerhouse success in his own right as founder and CEO of AIME, Jack has collaborated with Australia’s foremost illustrator, Bronwyn Bancroft, to create this timeless fable about difference, belonging and courage."
Get Out of My Bath

Get Out of My Bath

Britta Teckentrup

$19.99

Ellie the elephant loves to have fun in the bath but she's not the only one...her fun is interrupted when a crocodile decides to join in followed by a flamingo, then a mouse and even a tiger! Poor Ellie's bath is ruined. What can she do? Suck all the water into her trunk of course! Ellie waits until the uninvited animals have left before squirting the water back. Finally Ellie can enjoy her bath in peace!
Grandma in Blue with Red Hat

Grandma in Blue with Red Hat

Scott Menchin ,  Harry Bliss

$19.99

Christopher Award-winning author Scott Menchin and New York Times bestselling illustrator Harry Bliss have teamed up for a celebration of the power of art and expression, and the extraordinary love between grandparent and child.
Grandma's House

Grandma's House

Alice Melvin ,  Alice Melvin

$29.99

Often, after school, Sally goes to her grandmother's house where everything is different, but always the same. She puts her coat on the hook in the hall, pours a glass of milk for herself in the kitchen and tries to reach the biscuit tin on the highest shelf in the pantry. But where is Grandma? Children will love exploring the rooms in Grandma's House, peering through its cut-out pages from one room to the next and journeying high up into the fold-out attic in search of Sally's grandma. Highly detailed and intricately illustrated in Alice Melvin's trademark style, Grandma's House is evidence of one of Britain's shining stars of illustration going from strength to strength.
Hey, Baby, It's Time to Come Out!

Hey, Baby, It's Time to Come Out!

Harriet Ziefert ,  Emily Bolam

$18.99

Max does everything he can think of to encourage his new sibling to be born. Nothing seems to work, until . . .Expectant parents will want to read the delightful story about the anticipation of a new arrival with their children, and soon-to-be older siblings are sure to identify with Max.
Hop Up! Wriggle Over!

Hop Up! Wriggle Over!

Elizabeth Honey

$19.99

Hop up, wriggle over, wakey wakey, HUNGRY! Crunch crunch, gobble gobble, lick lick, MORE! BONG BONG, clang clang, ting ting, SHHH! Come on, slow coach, Zip! Zap! ZOOOM! With nine baby animals in the family, every minute of the day is wild romping fun! From waking in the morning, gobbling breakfast, drumming with spoons, zooming to the park, playing till it's bathtime - Splish splash rub-a-dub Brush your...toothie-pegs! - life's just one big game until bedtime.
I Wanna be a Great Big Dinosaur!

I Wanna be a Great Big Dinosaur!

Heath McKenzie

$16.99

The little boy in this book desperately wants to become a great big dinosaur! But what will happen when a real-life dinosaur hears his wish and begins to show him what it takes? After all the roaring, stomping and meat-eating, perhaps the dinosaur could learn a thing or two about what it takes to be a little boy! A playful story with a funny twist.
If Kids Ruled the World

If Kids Ruled the World

Linda Bailey ,  David Huyck

$26.99

This original, fun picture book delightfully describes, in hilarious detail, a small child's idea of utopia. Every two-page spread offers something new about this fantasy life, including, If kids ruled the world, every day would be your birthday! Birthday cake would be good for you. Your doctor would say, ?Don't forget to eat your birthday cake so you'll grow up strong and healthy!' And, You could go to any kind of school you like ? Circus School. Fairy School. Inventing School. Lots of kids would go to Recess School. The topics that bestselling, award-winning author Linda Bailey has chosen are pitch-perfect for young children, from bedtime and baths (none!) to pets and tree houses (lots!). And illustrator David Huyck's detailed, brightly hued artwork is full of energy, joy and humor that gets right to the heart of a child's view of the world. While this is a book that would happily be enjoyed from cover to cover, it's not hard to envision an enthralled child spending long stretches of time daydreaming about one particular scenario. In the classroom, this book would make an excellent springboard for art projects or creative writing assignments that explore children's own unique image of the perfect world. Particularly gratifying is the emphasis throughout on sharing all the good things brought to life in a world of a child's own making. This book is a truly exuberant celebration of childhood, play and imagination. It's sure to become a classic.
I'm a Hungry Dinosaur

I'm a Hungry Dinosaur

Janeen Brian ,  Ann James

$19.99

From award-winning author and illustrator team, Janeen Brian and Ann James, comes this gorgeous new rhyming picture book about our favourite little dinosaur (I'm a Dirty Dinosaur), who is now hungry for cake. Ann James has had fun painting with flour, cocoa, icing and 100s and 1000s with adorable results that will inspire lots of rumbling tummies and cake making! Bright simple illustrations, card pages and rounded corners make this a perfect book for the very young. Shake, stir, mix, bake ...This little dinosaur just loves cake!
Little Bird, Be Quiet!

Little Bird, Be Quiet!

Kirsten Hall ,  Sabina Gibson

$18.99

Have You Heard . . . Just like a chittery-chattery child, Little Bird loves to talk. He asks questions, tells jokes, and explains all about his plans and what he knows about... EVERYTHING! But a lot of the time, what he hears is: Not now, Little Bird.I'm busy, Little Bird. And... BE QUIET, Little Bird! With insight and charm, this endearing tale of a familiar childhood dynamic is given brilliant visual expression via photographs of three-dimensional dioramas. In each handcrafted scene, Little Bird appears as if he might fly, or hop, right off the page. Sure to captivate the eye, this well-told story will win the hearts of any little bird who knows what it's like to feel a little overlooked, or unheard.
Meet the Dullards

Meet the Dullards

Sara Pennypacker ,  Daniel Salmieri

$24.99

In the tradition of The Stupids, Meet the Dullards is a clever and irreverent picture book about a comically boring family, from bestselling author Sara Pennypacker and illustrator Daniel Salmieri.Their home is boring. Their food is plain. Their lives are monotonous. And Mr. and Mrs. Dullard like it that way.But their children--Blanda, Borely, and Little Dud--have other ideas. . . .Never has dullness been so hilarious than in this deadpan, subversive tale.
Race to the Beach

Race to the Beach

Anna Shuttlewood

$14.95

The zoo animals are off to the beach! And what a brilliant time they have there - until Seal becomes bored and suggests a race. Everyone is excited, except for Giraffe, because everyone knows that giraffes can't swim - or can they? Beautifully illustrated in stunning, detailed watercolour - young readers will love returning to the story again and again.A sweet and perennial story about the underdog proving he is more than meets the eye!
Where's Spot? the Original Lift-the-Flap Book

Where's Spot? the Original Lift-the-Flap Book

$19.99

Fabulous upsized 35th anniversary hardback edition of a classic lift the-flap book. Where's Spot has been delighting children around the world for thirty-five years. Now you can see even more of the adorable puppy, Spot, in this special anniversary edition. This classic lift-the-flap children's title from renowned artist Eric Hill was the first book of its kind. The fun interactive element imitates a game of hide and seek. Large flaps shaped as endearingly quirky pieces of furniture lift to reveal a number of exotic animals! This game element, combined with a gentle story and charming illustrations makes Where's Spot an absolute joy to read. A true classic which belongs on every child's bookshelf.
Who Puts the Animals to Bed?

Who Puts the Animals to Bed?

Mij Kelly ,  Holly Clifton-Brown

$24.99

At the end of the day, At the start of the night, When the earth is half dark, When the sky is half light, Who puts the animals to bed? A strong bedtime theme, a host of adorable animals and a fantastic read-aloud story combine to create the perfect book for snuggling up with.
Borgon the Axeboy and the Prince's Shadow

Borgon the Axeboy and the Prince's Shadow

Kjartan Poskitt

$11.99

Borgon the Axeboy and his friends are going to watch the Shadow Trials - the most dangerous contest in the Lost Desert. But they didn't mean to join in! Then one of the contestants challenges Borgon ...and barbarians never refuse a challenge! After all, all he has to do is race up a deathly mountain, cross a sabre-tooth bear pit, avoid the vultures and escape a skeleton. What could possibly go wrong? With Asterix-style illustrations from award-winning author/illustrator Philip Reeve, this series is set to have you rolling in the desert with laughter.
Poems from the Second World War

Poems from the Second World War

Gaby Morgan

$19.99

Poems from the Second World War is a moving and powerful collection of poems written by soldiers, nurses, mothers, sweethearts and family and friends who experienced WWII from different standpoints. The Imperial War Museum was founded in 1917 to collect and display material relating to the 'Great War', which was still being fought. Today IWM is unique in its coverage of conflicts, especially those involving Britain and the Commonwealth, from the First World War to the present. They seek to provide for, and to encourage, the study and understanding of the history of modern war and wartime experience.
Alfie and Grandma

Alfie and Grandma

Shirley Hughes

$16.99

Alfie and Grandma are very special friends, and together they have lots of adventures! Whether it's saving the day and finding a lost pet, or exploring indoors and out, Alfie loves being with his grandma. This is a special collection of stories celebrating grandmas and grandchildren from Shirley Hughes, creator of Dogger.
All Aboard the Dinosaur Express

All Aboard the Dinosaur Express

Timothy Knapman ,  Ed Eaves

$15.99

The Dinosaur Express is the most exciting train you have ever seen - so climb aboard, it's just about to set off! The engine's like a T-REx head, the carriages have scales! It's faster than a pterosaur - it flies along the rails! The stegosaurus Stationmaster blows his whistle - yes! All aboard! All aboard the Dinosaur Express! With doors like pterodactyl wings and seats as comfy as allosaurus paws, the Dinosaur Express is a train like no other. These little dinosaurs can't believe their eyes as the mighty train pulls into the station, and, what do you know, one very lucky dinosaur might even get picked to drive the train!
Bears Don't Read!

Bears Don't Read!

Emma Chichester Clark ,  Emma Chichester Clark

$16.99

An exquisite new picture book from renowned illustrator, Emma Chichester Clark, creator of Blue Kangaroo. A magical story of friendship to power the imagination and encourage children (and bears!) towards a lifelong love of reading. That's just silly! said his sister. Bears don't read! George isn't happy doing the usual bear things like chatting and fishing. But what else is there? Then one day, he finds a book beneath a tree and knows...More than anything he wants to learn to read! But, arriving in town, George soon discovers that it's not easy to be a bear at school! If only he could find someone to teach him the alphabet and change his life forever...Perhaps a little girl called Clementine can help? A feel-good story of determination and friendship - sure to encourage a lifelong love of books.
Dear Mermaid

Dear Mermaid

Alan Durant ,  Vanessa Cabban

$16.95

When Holly finds a mermaid's purse on the beach, she learns all about life under the sea and gets a special present - just like the lucky reader of this book! Thinking a mermaid must have lost the purse, Holly writes a letter to see if she'd like it back. Princess Kora replies with a plea for help. Will the two holiday friends be able to save the Mer Festival? Find out inside, then enjoy the wonderful mermaid photo frame that comes with the book!
The Hairy-Nosed Wombats Find a New Home

The Hairy-Nosed Wombats Find a New Home

Jackie French ,  Sue DeGennaro

$14.99

THE HAIRY-NOSED WOMBATS FIND A NEW HOME is a charmingly humorous picture book for young children about the endangered hairy nosed wombat and the search for a new home for them. Ages: 4-8 Once upon a time, deep underground, there was a colony of wonderfully whiskery wombats who all had hairy noses. they lived in the only home for Hairy-nosed Wombats in the world. Could there ever be another home for Hairy-noses? Created by wombat-loving and award-winning duo, author and Australian Children's Laureate Jackie French and illustrator Sue deGennaro, this is the (almost) true story of how finding a happy new home for Hairy-nosed Wombats helped one of the world's most endangered species to breed and thrive again. All author royalties are being donated towards wombat research and care.
Little Red and the Very Hungry Lion

Little Red and the Very Hungry Lion

Alex T. Smith ,  Alex T. Smith

$15.99

Little Red sets off to visit her auntie who is poorly. She walks under the giraffes, over the sleepy crocodiles, past the enormous elephants and the chattering monkeys. Then a Very Hungry Lion approaches Little Red, wanting to gobble her up. But despite all the cunning plans by Lion, Little Red outsmarts him and soon has him saying sorry and eating doughnuts instead. A classic fairy tale with a twist by the bestselling Alex T. Smith.
Millie's Chickens

Millie's Chickens

Brenda Williams ,  Valeria Cis

$12.99

Tend Millie's backyard chickens from day to night in this rhyming picturebook, which is right on trend and packed with STEM-friendly science info.
Monsters Love Underpants

Monsters Love Underpants

Claire Freedman ,  Ben Cort

$14.99

There are prowly monsters howling loudly and drooling monsters from the steamy swamp. There are wild, woolly mountain monsters and spiky, spooky monsters from outer space. And they all have one thing in common - they LOVE underpants! This new title from the bestselling Claire Freedman and Ben Cort is full of pantastic fun!
Pom Pom Gets the Grumps

Pom Pom Gets the Grumps

Sophy Henn ,  Sophy Henn

$14.99

A delightful and hilarious new character from exciting new author and illustrator talent, Sophy Henn, creator of the highly acclaimed picture book, Where Bear? When Pom Pom Panda wakes up in a bad mood one morning, nothing is right. And then things go from bad to worse. A fresh and funny new take on toddler tantrums, that will strike a chord with parents and young children alike.
Swimmy

Swimmy

Leo Lionni

$16.99

Deep in the sea there lives a school of little fish. Their watery world is full of wonders, but there is also danger, and the little fish are afraid to come out of hiding...until Swimmy comes along. Swimmy shows his friends that, with ingenuity and team work, they can beat any bully.
When Angus Met Alvin

When Angus Met Alvin

Sue Pickford

$16.95

Angus is a gentle alien who loves growing things in his space garden. But his world is turned upside-down by the unwelcome arrival of Alvin, a cocky and boastful alien from a different planet. Until Alvin's clever-clever tricks misfire and turn him into a minute, pin-size creature, Angus helps his visitor recover - if he promises to behave better and learn some manners. Maybe the two aliens will end up friends after all ...
Baby Sparkle Animals

Baby Sparkle Animals

$7.99

Meet lots of exciting animals with Baby Sparkle, ideal for early learning introducing simple rhymes and funny animal noises Jump with the little rabbit, roar with the noisy tiger and quack like a duck in Baby Sparkle Animals, the ideal first board book for your baby. Read-along with your little one to introduce exciting animals, and what they do. With crystal-clear photos, read-aloud text and an extra special twinkle on every page Baby Sparkle Animals engages young babies with sing-song rhymes and bright, colourful pages.
Band Instruments - My Little Sound Book

Band Instruments - My Little Sound Book

Christophe Boncens

$14.99

This book introduces some great first facts about five instruments--the drum, the flute, the saxophone, the accordion, and the cello--accompanied by bright, colorful photographs of each instrument. A great noisy early learning board book!Christophe Boncens started his career as a graphic designer. Ten years ago, he decided he wanted to create stories for children, both as an author and an illustrator.
Big Book of Happy

Big Book of Happy

Natalie Marshall

$14.95

These playful large board books from Natalie Marshall are sure to bring a smile to every readers' face. Colourful, cheeky, and filled with delightful characters, these books are perfect for sharing.Large board format sturdy enough to survive hard knocks from little readers.Bright and colourful illustrations will engage young readers and provide a good starting point for further exploration of all things 'happy' and 'silly'. A great early learning resource.
Big Book of Silly

Big Book of Silly

Natalie Marshall

$14.95

These playful large board books from Natalie Marshall are sure to bring a smile to every readers' face. Colourful, cheeky, and filled with delightful characters, these books are perfect for sharing.Large board format sturdy enough to survive hard knocks from little readers.Bright and colourful illustrations will engage young readers and provide a good starting point for further exploration of all things 'happy' and 'silly'. A great early learning resource.
Hide and Seek - One Woolly Wombat

Hide and Seek - One Woolly Wombat

Kerry Argent

$9.99

Wombat likes to trick his friends by hiding from them - but does this mean he'll miss out on a special treat? Simple, funny and wise stories for young readers, featuring Australia's unique birds and animals. Based on the Wombat character from One Woolly Wombat, and a companion to Best of Friends and At the Beach board books. Now in board book format - perfect for little hands!
Maisy Goes to the Cinema

Maisy Goes to the Cinema

Lucy Cousins

$9.95

A story of going to the cinema for the very first time from the multi-award-winning creator Lucy Cousins. Maisy and her friends are off to the cinema to see the latest adventure movie: Hero in the Jungle. Eddie's most favourite movie star (ever), Troy T. Tiger, is starring and - ooh! - he can barely contain his excitement! In fact, he gets so excited that he shouts at the screen. Shhhhhhh...Don't you know you can't shout in the cinema, Eddie? Seating arrangements, the dark cinema, popcorn spills and a nail-biting hiding-behind-your-hands moment ...this is everything a first cinema trip is about! It's more fun with Maisy! Visit her amazing website - www.maisyfun.com - for activities, newsletters, games and more.
The Alex Crow

The Alex Crow

Andrew Smith

$19.95

From the critically acclaimed author of cult teen novel Grasshopper Jungle, Andrew Smith, comes a startlingly original tale of friendship and brotherhood, war and humanity, identity and existence. Ariel, the sole survivor of an attack on his village in the Middle East is 'rescued' from the horrific madness of war in his homeland by an American soldier and sent to live with a family in suburban Virginia. And yet, to Ariel, this new life with a genetic scientist father and resentful brother, Max, is as confusing and bizarre as the life he just left. Things get even weirder when Ariel and Max are sent to an all-boys summer camp in the forest for tech detox. Intense, funny and fierce friendships are formed. And all the time the scientific tinkerings of the boys' father into genetics and our very existence are creeping up on them in their wooden cabin, second by painful second...
All the Rage

All the Rage

Courtney Summers

$24.99

The sheriff's son, Kellan Turner, is not the golden boy everyone thinks he is, and Romy Grey knows that for a fact. Because no one wants to believe a girl from the wrong side of town, the truth about him has cost her everything-friends, family, and her community. Branded a liar and bullied relentlessly by a group of kids she used to hang out with, Romy's only refuge is the diner where she works outside of town. No one knows her name or her past there; she can finally be anonymous. But when a girl with ties to both Romy and Kellan goes missing after a party, and news of him assaulting another girl in a town close by gets out, Romy must decide whether she wants to fight or carry the burden of knowing more girls could get hurt if she doesn't speak up. Nobody believed her the first time- and they certainly won't now-but the cost of her silence might be more than she can bear. With a shocking conclusion and writing that will absolutely knock you out, All The Rage examines the shame and silence inflicted upon young women after an act of sexual violence, forcing us to ask ourselves: In a culture that refuses to protect its young girls, how can they survive?
City of Heavenly Fire

City of Heavenly Fire

Cassandra Clare

$24.05  $21.15

Shadowhunters and demons square off for the final showdown in the spellbinding, seductive conclusion to the #1 New York Times bestselling Mortal Instruments series. Darkness has descended on the Shadowhunter world. Chaos and destruction overwhelm the Nephilim as Clary, Jace, Simon, and their friends band together to fight the greatest evil they have ever faced: Clary's own brother. Sebastian Morgenstern is on the move, systematically turning Shadowhunter against Shadowhunter. Bearing the Infernal Cup, he transforms Shadowhunters into creatures of nightmare, tearing apart families and lovers as the ranks of his Endarkened army swell. Nothing in this world can defeat Sebastian--but if they journey to the realm of demons, they just might have a chance... Lives will be lost, love sacrificed, and the whole world will change. Who will survive the explosive sixth and final installment of the Mortal Instruments series?
Ice Kissed

Ice Kissed

Amanda Hocking

$18.95

In the majestic halls of a crystal palace lies a secret that could destroy an entire kingdom Bryn Aven refuses to give up on her dream of serving the kingdom she loves. It's a dream that brings her to a whole new realm the glittering palace of the Skojare.The Skojare people need protection from the same brutal enemy that's been threatening the Kanin, and Bryn is there to help. Being half Skojare herself, it's also a chance for her to learn more about her lost heritage. Her boss Ridley Dresden is overseeing the mission, but as their undeniable attraction heats up, their relationship is about to reach a whole new level--one neither of them is prepared for.As they delve deeper into the Skojare world, they begin to unravel a long-hidden secret. The dark truth about her own beloved Kanin kingdom is about to come to light, and it'll change her place in it forever and threaten everyone she loves.
Magonia

Magonia

Maria Dahvana Headley

$19.99

Maria Dahvana Headley's soaring YA debut is a fiercely intelligent, multilayered fantasy where Neil Gaiman's Stardust meets John Green's The Fault in Our Stars in a story about a girl caught between two worlds ...two races ...and two destinies. Aza Ray Boyle is drowning in thin air. Since she was a baby, Aza has suffered from a mysterious lung disease that makes it ever harder for her to breathe, to speak-to live. So when Aza catches a glimpse of a ship in the sky, her family chalks it up to a cruel side effect of her medication. But Aza doesn't think this is a hallucination. She can hear someone on the ship calling her name. Only her best friend, Jason, listens. Jason, who's always been there. Jason, for whom she might have more-than-friendly feelings. But before Aza can consider that thrilling idea, something goes terribly wrong. Aza is lost to our world-and found, by another. Magonia. Above the clouds, in a land of trading ships, Aza is not the weak and dying thing she was. In Magonia, she can breathe for the first time. Better, she has immense power-but as she navigates her new life, she discovers that war between Magonia and Earth is coming. In Aza's hands lies fate of the whole of humanity-including the boy who loves her. Where do her loyalties lie?
Footy!

Footy!

Felice Arena

$9.99

Joe marked the footy. He ran with it as fast as he could. Then he handballed to Angus. 'Dropping the ball!' shouted the umpire. Joe is awesome at footy. So why is handballing so hard?
Swimming!

Swimming!

Felice Arena

$9.99

Ben dived. Jessica dived. Oliver dived. And Emma went WHACK! It was the belly-whacker of all belly-whackers. Emma is a swimming superstar. But can she learn to dive?
Hey Jack: the Star of the Week

Hey Jack: the Star of the Week

Sally Rippin

$7.95

Jack is chosen to be the Star of the Week at school, but he wants to be a good friend too. Can he do both?
Daredevil Duck

Daredevil Duck

Charlie Alder

$21.99

Meet Daredevil DuckHe is afraid of everything. But that doesn't stop him from DREAMING of being brave.Then one day he is given the biggest challenge of all . . .Can Daredevil Duck prove that he is the bravest duck in the whole wide world?
Slinky Malinki

Slinky Malinki

Lynley Dodd ,  Lynley Dodd

$14.95

Slinky Malinki steals anything from a clothes peg, to a slipper, to a string of sausages, to a clock! Our hero is a BAD cat! This story is told in wonderful rhyme and through pictures full of life and movement.
Slinky Malinki Catflaps

Slinky Malinki Catflaps

Lynley Dodd ,  Lynley Dodd

$14.95

Slinky Malinki Catflaps is a hilarious rhyming story by Lynley Dodd. Slinky Malinki wakes from a cosy sleep, stretches and slips out through the catflap and into the night. He's soon joined by his friends Greywacke Jones, Butterball Brown, the Poppadum kittens and the rest of the gang. Hobnobbing happily on the wall, ten in a row, the cats are disturbed by the crotchety Scarface Claw. The cats hiss and yowl until all the neighbours complain. Scarface slopes off and Slinky Malinki invites his friends home to sit in front of the fire, hobnobbing happily, ten in a row. Lynley Dodd is an award-winning author/illustrator who lives in New Zealand. She is enormously popular for her rhyming stories of the unforgettable HAIRY MACLARY and his friends. She worked as a teacher before beginning to write her own books in 1974. Read all the Hairy Maclary and Friends books by Lynley Dodd! Hairy Maclary's Bone; Hairy Maclary Scattercat; Hairy Maclary's Caterwaul Caper; Hairy Maclary's Rumpus at the Vet; Slinky Malinki; Hairy Maclary's Showbusiness; Slinky Malinki, Open the Door; Sniff-Snuff-Snap!; Schnitzel Von Krumm Forget-Me-Not; Slinky Malinki Catflaps; Slinky Malinki's Christmas Crackers; Hairy Maclary's Hat Tricks; Scarface Claw; Schnitzel Von Krumm, Dog's Never Climb Tress; Hairy Maclary, Sit; Hairy Maclary and Zachary Quack; Magnet Fun with Hairy Maclary; Hairy Maclary, Shoo; Hairy Maclary and Friends Little Library; Slinky Malinki Early Bird; Where is Hairy Maclary?; Sticker Fun with Hairy Maclary; and My Cat Likes to Hide in Boxes.
Slinky Malinki, Open the Door

Slinky Malinki, Open the Door

Lynley Dodd

$14.95

Slinky Malinki, Open the Door is a hilarious rhyming story by Lynley Dodd. When Slinky Malinki and Stickybeak Sid are left in the house on their own, they cause absolute mayhem by opening all the craefully shut doorsi the house - a leave a trailof detruction from bathroom to bedroom to kitchen. But then Slinky Malinki opens the final door and comes face to face with his old adversary - Hairy Maclary! Lynley Dodd is an award-winning author/illustrator who lives in New Zealand. She is enormously popular for her rhyming stories of the unforgettable Hairy Maclary and his friends. She worked as a teacher before beginning to write her own books in 1974. Read all the Hairy Maclary and Friends books by Lynley Dodd! Hairy Maclary's Bone ; Hairy Maclary Scattercat ; Hairy Maclary's Caterwaul Caper ; Hairy Maclary's Rumpus at the Vet ; Slinky Malinki ; Hairy Maclary's Showbusiness ; Slinky Malinki, Open the Door ; Sniff-Snuff-Snap! ; Schnitzel Von Krumm Forget-Me-Not ; Slinky Malinki Catflaps ; Slinky Malinki's Christmas Crackers ; Hairy Maclary's Hat Tricks ; Scarface Claw ; Schnitzel Von Krumm, Dog's Never Climb Tress ; Hairy Maclary, Sit ; Hairy Maclary and Zachary Quack ; Magnet Fun with Hairy Maclary ; Hairy Maclary, Shoo ; Hairy Maclary and Friends Little Library ; Slinky Malinki, Open the Door ; Slinky Malinki Early Bird ; Where is Hairy Maclary? ; Sticker Fun with Hairy Maclary ; My Cat Likes to Hide in Boxes .
           
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