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The Memory Book

The Memory Book

Lara Avery

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Dear Future Sam, If you're reading this, you're probably wondering who you are... Samantha McCoy has it all mapped out. First she's going to win the national debating championship, then she's going to move to New York and become a human rights lawyer. But when Sam discovers that a rare disease is going to take away her memory, the future she'd planned so perfectly is derailed before its started. Realising that her life won't wait to be lived, Sam sets out on a summer of firsts. The first party. The first rebellion. The first friendship. The last love. Fans of All the Bright Places and The Fault in Our Stars will fall head-over-heels for this wonderfully original portrait of love and loss.
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Don't Call Me Bear

Don't Call Me Bear

Aaron Blabey

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ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- Blabey needs no introduction, as his prolific works mount up! This delightful and humourous picturebook introduces Warren the Koala. Warren is understandably annoyed, upset, and downright grumpy, as people keep referring to him as a BEAR. He goes to great lengths to convince the reader he is nothing like a bear, doesn't act like a bear, is not a bear at all - but perhaps, he still has some work to do on that point! Colourful and expressive illustrations, wonderful rhyming text to read aloud. Ages 3-6. Lindy Jones

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G'day, my name is Warren, and I've got something to share...

Just because I'm furry doesn't mean that I'm a bear.

Warren the Koala is many things - a marsupial, cute and furry, a bit of a grump, but the one thing he's not is a bear!
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Yong: The Journey of an Unworthy Son

Yong: The Journey of an Unworthy Son

Janeen Brian

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The journey of an unworthy son.

Yong doesn't want to leave Guangdong to travel to the goldfields of Ballarat. But as the firstborn son, he has no choice. On the long and treacherous journey, Yong strives to be an honourable son, while he and his father face many hardships and dangers. But in his heart he knows the shameful truth - that his honour is a lie. Can a journey change lives? Has Yong the courage to face what lies ahead?

While set in the 1850s, the story has strong parallels with recent world events and the plight of refugees and asylum seekers. Meticulously researched, Janeen Brian has vividly and realistically brought to life 1850s' Chinese and Australian culture, and themes of prejudice, racism, exploitation, desperation and coping with change are explored.

Short chapters, relatable protagonist, gripping heart-breaking plot that sweeps from China to Ballarat, coupled with strong curriculum links makes Yong an excellent upper primary class novel.
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The Day the Crayons Came Home

The Day the Crayons Came Home

Drew Daywalt ,  Oliver Jeffers

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The hilarious sequel to the prize-winning, international bestseller The Day the Crayons Quit! Watch out - the crayons are back and they're crosser than ever! One day Duncan receives a set of postcards from his crayons who have been lost, forgotten, broken - even melted in a clothes dryer and stuck to a sock! A hilarious text and joyful illustrations combine to show that crayons have feelings too in this laugh-out-loud sequel to bestselling picture book The Day the Crayons Quit.
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The Diary of William Shakespeare, Gentleman

The Diary of William Shakespeare, Gentleman

Jackie French

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Part comedy, part love story, this book threads together Shakespeare's life drawn from his plays. Could the world's greatest writer truly put down his pen forever to become a gentleman? He was a boy who escaped small town life to be the most acclaimed playwright of the land. A lover whose sonnets still sing 400 years later; a glover's apprentice who became a gentleman. But was he happy with his new riches? Who was the woman he truly loved? The world knows the name of William Shakespeare. This book reveals the man - lover, son and poet. Based on new documentary evidence, as well as textual examination of his plays, this fascinating book gives a tantalising glimpse at what might have been: the other hands that helped craft those plays, the secrets that must ever be hidden but - just possibly - may now be told. Ages 12+
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Vanilla Ice Cream

Vanilla Ice Cream

Bob Graham ,  Bob Graham

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Endorsed by Amnesty International. In this beautifully illustrated story, Bob Graham shows how all the creatures and the people of the world can be connected to each other in the most surprising ways. A wild, young sparrow rises from the dust outside an Indian food stall surrounded by swaying palms. The sparrow flies off just where he pleases, following the food. He journeys south through the lush rice paddies and across the rough sea and all the way into a bright new day where, just for a moment, the wild sparrow's world collides with little Edie's...
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The 78-Storey Treehouse

The 78-Storey Treehouse

Andy Griffiths ,  Terry Denton

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Join Andy and Terry in their spectacular new 78-storey treehouse. They've added 13 new levels including a drive-thru car wash, a combining machine, a scribbletorium, an ALL-BALL sports stadium, Andyland, Terrytown, a high-security potato chip storage facility and an open-air movie theatre. Well, what are you waiting for? Come on up!

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Good Night, Everyone

Good Night, Everyone

Chris Haughton ,  Chris Haughton

$24.99
From the multi award-winning picture book maker of A Bit Lost, Oh No, George! and Shh! We Have a Plan, comes the ultimate bedtime book. A series of exquisitely coloured cut pages of increasing size introduce woodland families - bears, deer, rabbits and teeny, tiny mice - who are all beginning to feel really... rather... tired... YAWN! Dear me, says Great Big Bear, it must be time for bed! But Little Bear is certainly not sleepy - he's wide awake! (For now...) With sublime, starry night time scenes and an infectious yawny Good night refrain, Chris Haughton creates a lulling bedtime read, perfect for parents and children to share together.
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The Sands of Shark Island: A School Ship Tobermory Adventure

The Sands of Shark Island: A School Ship Tobermory Adventure

Alexander McCall Smith ,  Iain McIntosh

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After successfully thwarting a dastardly plan to steal rare marine animals from the sea around the Scottish island of Mull, Ben and Fee MacTavish feel they can relax and continue learning all about nautical life on board School Ship Tobermory. But it's not long before their everyday routine is interrupted by an extraordinary event. Ben, Fee, their fellow students and the crew of the Tobermory find themselves embroiled in another adventure that leads them thousands of miles from Mull to a small island in the Caribbean, where they learn extraordinary details about Captain Macbeth's past and come face to face with modern-day pirates.
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The Ocean of the Dead: Ship Kings #4

The Ocean of the Dead: Ship Kings #4

Andrew McGahan

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ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- It's taken awhile, but the fourth and final book in the Ship Kings series is finally here! After the bitter fighting of the War of the Four Isles, Dow has to brave the last great challenge of leading his fleet to a new home. As the known world is closed to him, that means he must take his chances crossing the Barrier Doldrums to find the New World. Challenging sailing, dark prophecies, revelations of unguessed-at secrets and old enemies - and a final sacrifice - must all be dealt with before there is hope of fulfilling fate's conditions. A grand and epic tale with a satisfying conclusion. Lindy Jones

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It is no easy thing, to take leave of the world... At very long last a captain of his own ship, Dow Amber is determined to venture beyond the final frontier - the still, stagnant waters of the Doldrums - in search of a New World. With Nell finally by his side, he is hopeful that they can start again, far from politics, betrayal and war... But none who have sailed the Ocean of the Dead have returned to tell the tale. Before long, an old enemy appears. And with the enemy new dangers. Does the fleet sail to certain death, or to glorious new life beyond the treacherous Doldrums? The Ocean of the Dead is the cataclysmic conclusion to Andrew McGahan's stunning Ship Kings series...
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Fabish: The Horse That Braved a Bushfire

Fabish: The Horse That Braved a Bushfire

Neridah McMullin ,  Andrew McLean

$24.99
Fabish was a handsome grey racehorse. In his racing days, he wasn't the fastest horse, but he always tried his hardest. And when he retired, Fabish took care of the yearlings in a paddock far away from the training track. Fabish showed the flighty young horses what was expected of a racehorse... One hot summer day, a wild wind blew up and the yearlings were restless. Then Fabish smelled smoke. Fire was coming, fast. The trainer threw open the gate and said, 'Go now!' Fabish neighed to the young ones and they galloped away. All through the night, the fire raged and the trainer battled to save the racehorses in the stables... But what would become of Fabish and the yearlings? Could he save them from the firestorm?
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Welcome to Country

Welcome to Country

Joy Murphy ,  Lisa Kennedy

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ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- Aunty Joy Murphy is an elder of the Wurundjeri people of Melbourne and surrounds. This generous and expansive book introduces and explains what welcome to country means, and explains customs and symbols of indigenous Australia. Beautifully coloured illustrations by Lisa Kennedy, who is descended from the Trawlwoolway People on the north-east coast of Tasmania, enhance the words of permission to cross the boundaries from one indigenous community to another. A lovely and important book for any age reader. Lindy Jones

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This is an expansive and generous Welcome to Country from a most respected Elder, Aunty Joy Murphy, beautifully given form by Indigenous artist Lisa Kennedy.

Welcome to the traditional lands of the Wurundjeri People. We are part of this land and the land is part of us. This is where we come from. Wominjeka Wurundjeri balluk yearmenn koondee bik. Welcome to Country. Aunty Joy Wandin Murphy is a most respected senior Wurundjeri elder of the Kulin alliance. This is a very accessible welcome that introduces and gives meaning and explanation within the text to the customs and symbols of Indigenous Australia.

Aboriginal communities across Australia have boundaries that are defined by mountain ranges and waterways. Traditionally, to cross these boundaries or enter community country you needed permission from the neighbouring community. When this permission was granted the ceremony now called Welcome to Country took place. Each community had its own way of welcoming to country, and they still do today.
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Railhead

Railhead

Philip Reeve

$16.95
Step Aboard - the Universe is Waiting. The Great Network is a place of drones and androids, Hive Monks and Station Angels. The place of the thousand gates, where sentient trains criss-cross the galaxy in a heartbeat. It is also a place of great dangers - especially for someone who rides the rails and rides his luck the way Zen Starling does. Once Zen was just a petty thief, stealing to support his family and living by his wits. Now everything has changed. Zen is still a thief - but it could be that the key to the whole universe rests on finding out what else he is... This is an epic story with huge scope and film rights have already been bought by Warner Brothers.
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The Plot Thickens: Friday Barnes #5

The Plot Thickens: Friday Barnes #5

R. A. Spratt

$15.99
Friday Barnes is being attacked on all fronts! When Friday Barnes gets involved in her frenemy Ian Wainscott's family dispute, it appears her knack for uncovering the truth may ruin their friendship once and for all. Highcrest Academy is no longer a fun place to be. Ian has declared war on Friday and she is thinking of leaving... for good. Meanwhile, there's two new teachers to contend with u a celebrity artist whose intentions are somewhat unclear, and an over-enthusiastic PE teacher on a fitness crusade. Between them and Ian, it's going to be one dangerous term. Can Friday repair her friendship with Ian, restore her perfect school life balance and work out who is committing the blatant acts of vandalism around Highcrest? No one said high school would be easy!
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Concentr8

Concentr8

William Sutcliffe

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A powerful multi-character drama set in a very recognisable near-future London - where a drug called Concentr8 is prescribed to teens to keep society safe. Perfect for readers of Malorie Blackman or Patrick Ness

In a future London, Concentr8 is a prescription drug intended to help kids with ADD. Soon every troubled teen is on it. It makes sense, doesn't it? Keep the undesirable elements in line. Keep people like us safe from people like them. What's good for society is good for everyone.

Troy, Femi, Lee, Karen and Blaze have been taking Concentr8 as long as they can remember. They're not exactly a gang, but Blaze is their leader, and Troy has always been his quiet, watchful sidekick - the only one Blaze really trusts. They're not looking for trouble, but one hot summer day, when riots break out across the city, they find it.

What makes five kids pick a man seemingly at random - a nobody, he works in the housing department, doesn't even have a good phone - hold a knife to his side, take him to a warehouse and chain him to a radiator? They've got a hostage, but don't really know what they want, or why they've done it. And across the course of five tense days, with a journalist, a floppy-haired mayor, a police negotiator, and the sinister face of the pharmaceutical industry, they - and we - begin to understand why...

This is a book about what how we label children. It's about how kids get lost and failed by the system. It's about how politicians manipulate them. Gripping and controversial reading for fans of Malorie Blackman and Patrick Ness.
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Songs That Sound Like Blood

Songs That Sound Like Blood

Jared Thomas

$14.99
Age range 12 to 17 Roxy May Redding's got music in her soul and songs in her blood. She lives in a hot dusty town and is dreaming big. She survives run-ins with the mean girls at high school, sings in her dad's band and babysits for her wayward aunt. But Roxy wants a new start. When she gets the chance to study music in the big city, she takes it. Roxy's new life, her new friends and her music collide in a way she could never have imagined. Being a poor student sucks...navigating her way through the pressure of a national music competition has knobs on it... singing for her dinner is soul destroying... but nothing prepares Roxy for her biggest challenge. Her crush on Ana, the local music journo, forces her to steer her way through a complex maze of emotions alien to this small town girl. Family and friends watch closely as Roxy takes a confronting journey to find out who the hell she is.
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Promising Azra

Promising Azra

Helen Thurloe

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Azra is sixteen, smart and knows how to get what she wants. She thinks.

When she wins a place in a national science competition, she thinks her biggest problem is getting her parents' permission to go. But she doesn't know they're busy arranging her marriage to an older cousin she's never met. In Pakistan. In just three months' time...

Azra always thought she'd finish high school with her friends and then go on to study science, but now her dreams of university are suddenly overshadowed. 

Can she find a way to do what she wants, while keeping her parents happy? Or does being a good daughter mean sacrificing her freedom?

Promising Azra by Helen Thurloe at Abbey's Bookshop 131 York Street Sydney

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The Boundless Sublime

The Boundless Sublime

Lili Wilkinson

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Ruby Jane Galbraith is empty. Her family has been torn apart and it's all her fault...

The only thing that makes sense to her is Fox - a gentle new friend who is wise, soulful and clever, yet oddly naive about the ways of the world. He understands what she's going through and he offers her a chance to find peace.

Fox belongs to a group called the Institute of the Boundless Sublime - and Ruby can't stay away from him. So she is also drawn into what she discovers is a terrifying, secretive community that is far from the ideal world she expected...

Can Ruby find the courage to escape? Is there any way she can save Fox too? And is there ever an escape from the far-reaching influence of the Institute of the Boundless Sublime?
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The Shark Caller

The Shark Caller

Dianne Wolfer

$17.99
Isabel is on a plane heading back to her island birthplace in Papua New Guinea. Izzy is looking forward to seeing her family again, but there's another tragic reason for the trip. Izzy's twin brother, Ray, died in a freak diving accident, and Izzy and her mum are taking his ashes home for traditional death ceremonies. After they arrive, Izzy realises things have changed since their last visit. Logging threatens the community's way of life and sharks no longer answer the song of the shark callers. Izzy's cousin Noah explains that the clan needs someone to undertake a traditional diving ritual. The person must be a twin from the shark calling lineage. The dive will be perilous. And Izzy is the last twin. Will she have the courage to attempt the dive? And what deep, dark secrets will the ocean reveal if she does?
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Wolf Hollow

Wolf Hollow

Lauren Wolk

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ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- This will be compared to Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird and that is both apt and deserved, without being a blatant knockoff and with merits of its own! Annabelle's family have lived in Wolf Hollow for generations, and are hardworking and decent farming folk who have managed to be comfortable if not well-off. It is just after WWII and the community is still affected by what went before, including the reclusive and gentle Toby who lives on the boundaries of Annabelle's family farm. When Betty, a slightly older girl, is sent to live with her grandparents, an element of malice and threat enters Annabelle's life, and when she tries to protect her younger brothers from Betty's malevolence, the ideas of right and wrong become confused. Then when Betty disappears, and suspicion falls on Toby, Annabelle finds herself in a moral quandary... A finely written and involving story that does not condescend to its readers. Ages 12+ Lindy Jones

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Annabelle has lived in Wolf Hollow all her life: a quiet place, still scarred by two world wars. But when cruel, manipulative Betty arrives in town, Annabelle's calm world is shattered, along with everything she's ever known about right and wrong. When Betty disappears, suspicion falls on strange, gentle loner Toby. As Wolf Hollow turns against him, and tensions quickly mount, Annabelle must do everything in her power to protect Toby - and to find Betty, before it is too late. Powerful, poignant and lyrical, Wolf Hollow is an unforgettable story.
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The Stupendously Spectacular Spelling Bee

The Stupendously Spectacular Spelling Bee

Deborah Abela

$14.99
India Wimple can spell. Brilliantly. Every Friday night, she and her family watch the Stupendously Spectacular Spelling Bee. When the Wimples suggest she enter the next Bee, India says she's not good enough - but her family won't hear it and encourage her to sign up. There are plenty of obstacles to reaching the finals: something in India's past has made her terribly shy, and moving on to each round involves finding the money to make it happen. And finally, there's Summer Millicent Ernestine Beauregard-Champion, a spoilt rich girl who is determined to win - and isn't afraid to step on anyone who gets in her way.
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Zelda's Big Adventure

Zelda's Big Adventure

Marie Alafaci ,  Shane McGowan

$24.99
A very funny story with an endearing and resourceful main character determined to live her dream of being the first chook in space.

Zelda has big plans - she wants to be the first chook in space. She leaves nothing to chance and packs food, fuel and a cosy nesting box. But will she make it without the help of her friends?

Great fun to read aloud, this wonderfully illustrated story shows that for a plucky chook like Zelda, the sky is never the limit.
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My Friend Bear

My Friend Bear

Jez Alborough

$16.99
Eddy is feeling sad and so is the Bear. They both wish they had a friend to talk to. All they've got are their teddies, and teddies can't talk. Or can they? A great first look at friendship and feelings from master picture book maker, Jez Alborough.
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The Best Bit of Daddy's Day

The Best Bit of Daddy's Day

Claire Alexander

$16.99
A heartwarming father/son story with a familiar school setting - the perfect gift for Father's Day. Bertie wants to drive trucks and diggers, just like his daddy. But today there's a special surprise waiting for him at school that might mean that Bertie's day and Daddy's day won't be so different... A touching story about a very special bond with gorgeous watercolour artwork from Claire Alexander, winner of the Schneider Family Book Award and the Paterson Prize. An exquisitely painted bedtime book for boys or girls, this is an adorable follow-up to Claire's earlier picture books, Millie Shares and Monkey and the Little One.
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A Child's Introduction to Natural History: The Story of Our Living Earth - From Amazing Animals and Plants to Fascinating Fossils and Gems

A Child's Introduction to Natural History: The Story of Our Living Earth - From Amazing Animals and Plants to Fascinating Fossils and Gems

Heather Alexander ,  Meredith Hamilton

$34.99
Highlighting every kingdom of life - plants, bacteria, mammals, birds, amphibians, insects, rocks and minerals - the book is also full of charming and witty illustrations by Meredith Hamilton plus 30 photographs throughout. The book delves into topics like geology; prehistoric times, including fossils and dinosaurs; how animals move and fly; evolution; biomes; and more. Sidebars throughout offer biographies of naturalists like Charles Darwin, Mary Anning, Thomas Henry Huxley. Also includes fun, hands-on projects for kids to do on their own or with adults and 5 origami patterns to create your own paper dinosaur, whale, penguin, and more. Beautifully illustrated and designed, this is an entertaining and educational look at our natural history.
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Dinoshapes

Dinoshapes

Alphaprints

$9.99
Learning about shapes is roarsome fun with this Alphaprints book of Dinoshapes. From triangles to circles, rectangles to squares, each dinosaur on its illustrated, prehistoric background introduces a new shape for babies and toddlers to learn. Unique and appealing Alphaprints illustration style, taking fingerprint pictures and adding photographs of everyday things for children to spot. With tactile, raised embossing on each fingerprint to explore, and a fun, shaped dinosaur bite die-cut across all pages in the bottom right-hand corner.
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Frida Kahlo and the Bravest Girl in the World

Frida Kahlo and the Bravest Girl in the World

Laurence Anholt

$27.99
The next title in the best-selling Anholt's Artists series. When Mariana goes to Frida Kahlo's house to be painted by the famous Mexican artist, she is scared. She's a bit afraid of the beautiful woman with her exotic pets and her 'frog-toad' - and she's heard that Frida keeps a skeleton in her bedroom. But as Frida paints Mariana, their friendship blossoms. Frida tells Mariana about her life and the terrible accident that almost killed her, while Mariana discovers how love, creativity, determination and, above all, courage, can give you wings to fly.
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Belle and Sebastien: The Child of the Mountains

Belle and Sebastien: The Child of the Mountains

Cecile Aubry ,  Gregory Norminton

$15.99
The son of a Gypsy woman, Sebastien is found as a newborn baby in the Alps and brought up by Guillaume and his grandchildren Angelina and Jean. Born on the same day, Belle is a beautiful white Pyrenean Mountain Dog who has been neglected and passed on from owner to owner, until one day she escapes from a kennel. When Sebastien rescues the runaway Belle from the wrath of the villagers, the boy and the dog form a lifelong friendship and embark on exciting adventures in the mountains.First published in 1965 to coincide with the internationally successful television series of the same name, Belle and Sebastien is a heart-warming story of camaraderie, adventure and freedom.
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Return

Return

Aaron Becker

$27.99
Aaron Becker, creator of the award-winning Journey and its stunning, celebrated sequel, Quest, presents the final chapter in his luminous, wordless fantasy. Failing to get the attention of her busy father, a lonely girl turns back to a fantastic world for friendship and adventure. It's her third journey into the enticing realm of kings and emperors, castles and canals, exotic creatures and enchanting landscapes. But this time, it will take something truly powerful to persuade her to return home, as a gripping backstory is revealed that will hold readers in its thrall.
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The Crooked Sixpence: The Uncommoners #1

The Crooked Sixpence: The Uncommoners #1

Jennifer Bell

$17.99
When Ivy Sparrow's grandmother Sylvie is rushed to hospital, Ivy and her annoying big brother Seb cannot imagine what lies in store for them. Returning to Sylvie's house, they find it has been ransacked by unknown intruders - then a mysterious feather scratches an ominous message onto the kitchen wall, and a very strange policeman is determined to apprehend them... with a toilet brush. Ivy and Seb make their escape - only to find themselves in a completely uncommon world. The forces of evil are closing in fast, and if Ivy and Seb are ever to see their parents again, they must get to the bottom of a family secret as shameful as it is incredible... before it's too late.
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Bear's Adventure

Bear's Adventure

Benedict Blathwayt

$16.99
Bear is one of the family. He goes everywhere with his young companions. Then one day, somehow, Bear is left behind at the seaside. As the sun goes down, the tide comes in, and Bear begins his great adventure. Find out how he gets home in this delightful story written and illustrated by one of Britain's favouite children's authors.
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It Wasn't Me!

It Wasn't Me!

Michael Bond

$16.99
Imagine swallowing a computer chip and becoming a living computer... imagine almost burning down your school... imagine being Harry Manners. He is a very unusual boy. His family don't understand him. His teachers wish he would stop daydreaming. But he thinks he's doing just fine, as long as he has a stash of Max Masters comics to read and his imaginary pet pig Monty to take for a walk...
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The Boy at the Top of the Mountain

The Boy at the Top of the Mountain

John Boyne

$19.99
When Pierrot becomes an orphan, he must leave his home in Paris for a new life with his Aunt Beatrix, a servant in a wealthy household at the top of the German mountains. But this is no ordinary time, for it is 1935 and the Second World War is fast approaching; and this is no ordinary house, for this is the Berghof, the home of Adolf Hitler. Quickly, Pierrot is taken under Hitler's wing, and is thrown into an increasingly dangerous new world: a world of terror, secrets and betrayal, from which he may never be able to escape.
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Meet Nellie Melba

Meet Nellie Melba

Janeen Brian

$24.99
A picture book series about the extraordinary men and women who have shaped Australia's history, including opera star Dame Nellie Melba. Dame Nellie Melba was Australia's first classical music star. The beauty of her singing was celebrated around the globe. She was appointed Dame Commander, OBE for her enormous fundraising efforts during World War One and today she is commemorated on Australia's hundred dollar banknote. This is the story of how she rose to fame, and how she brought opera to Australians in the city and in the bush. From Ned Kelly to Banjo Paterson; Captain Cook to Sidney Nolan, the Meet... series of picture books tells the exciting stories of the men and women who have shaped Australia's history.
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Amazing Daddy

Amazing Daddy

Rachel Bright

$14.99
Join Daddy Panda and Little Panda as they spend a day together, sharing many special moments along the way. This laugh-out-loud bear hug of a picture book celebrates the special relationship between father and child in a story full of warmth, humour and love. The perfect gift to share with the amazing daddy in your life. From Rachel Bright, the creator of the bestselling Love Monster and the million-selling lifestyle brand The Bright Side, this book is the perfect gift for brilliantly amazing daddies everywhere. My daddy is amazing for a thousand different reasons. He's a year-round superhero, a daddy for all seasons!
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The Dead Bird

The Dead Bird

Margaret Wise Brown ,  Christian Robinson

$14.99
This heartwarming classic picture book by beloved children's book author Margaret Wise Brown is beautifully reillustrated for a contemporary audience by the critically acclaimed, award-winning illustrator Christian Robinson. One day, the children find a bird lying on its side with its eyes closed and no heartbeat. They are very sorry, so they decide to say good-bye. In the park, they dig a hole for the bird and cover it with warm sweet-ferns and flowers. Finally, they sing sweet songs to send the little bird on its way.
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The Dear Zoo Drawing and Colouring Book

The Dear Zoo Drawing and Colouring Book

Rod Campbell

$14.99
Rod Campbell's preschool classic Dear Zoo has been a firm favourite with children and parents alike ever since it was first published in 1982. Now even very young children can join in the fun and draw their own zoo! Toddlers will be kept busy for hours drawing, colouring and doodling all the animals from the original story in The Dear Zoo Drawing and Colouring Book. It's packed full of simple activities that are perfectly pitched for preschoolers: can you draw bananas for the naughty monkey, or give the fierce lion big sharp teeth? With large square pages, extra thick paper and lots and lots of animals, The Dear Zoo Drawing and Colouring Book is a fun and satisfying introduction to learning to draw.
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Pop-Up Planet

Pop-Up Planet

Camilla de la Bedoyere

$19.99
Go on a pop-up journey through the habitats of the world, from the tip of the highest mountain down to the bottom of the deepest ocean. This new book combines a non-fiction element with gorgeous illustrations and fascinating pop-up scenes to create a unique product that children will love.
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Lucy

Lucy

Randy Cecil

$24.99
ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- This could be called either a picturebook with a long story, or an early reader with lots of illustrations, but whichever category you put it in, it's a sweet and lovely book with gentle touches of humour. Lucy is an ever-hopeful little white dog who can't count on much but knows if she sits on the stairs of the house with the red door, then the little girl who lives there will lower some food down on a piece of string. Eleanor, the little girl, saves the fillings out of her lunchtime sandwiches to feed the stray. She lives with her father Sam, who has a talent for juggling - as long as no-one is watching, because he suffers terrible stage fright. The stories of these three characters intertwine, assisted by the expressive monochrome illustrations. A delightful book, whoever reads it! Lindy Jones

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This is the perfect book for dog lovers of all ages. Lucy is a small dog without a home. She once had one, but she remembers it only in her dreams. Eleanor is a little girl who looks forward to feeding the stray dog that appears beneath her window each day. Eleanor's father is a juggler with stage fright. The stories of these three delightful characters converge in this truly original extended picture book - a classic in the making!
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The Ever Never Handbook: School for Good and Evil

The Ever Never Handbook: School for Good and Evil

Soman Chainani

$16.99
Step into the dark and enchanting world of the School for Good and Evil with this stunning companion book. Soman Chainani's New York Times bestselling series comes to life in this handbook full of everything students at the School need to learn in order to survive their own fairy tale. With full-colour illustrations the handbook includes character interviews, diary excerpts, brand-new short stories and much, much more. A must-have for all super-fans of the School for Good and Evil.
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Flesh and Blood

Flesh and Blood

Simon Cheshire

$14.99
I must record the facts that have led me to where I am now. So that, when someone reads this, they understand. Sam Hunter's neighbours are pillars of the community, the most influential people in town. But they're liars too. The Greenhills are hiding something and Sam's determined to find out what it is. As his investigation unfolds, he realizes the lies reach further than he ever imagined - is there anyone he can trust? Uncovering the horror is one thing ...escaping is another. Simon Cheshire's chilling novel is part of the Red Eye series.
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It Came in the Mail

It Came in the Mail

Ben Clanton

$24.99
From the author-illustrator of Something Extraordinary comes a tale filled with dragons, pickles, friendship, and lots of mail perfect for fans of Mo Williams and Bob Shea. Liam really wants some mail, so he writes a letter to his mailbox asking for something in return. His mailbox delivers, sending Liam more than he could have hoped for and how! But as the mail starts to pile up, Liam realizes that the best packages and parcels are even better when shared with friends.
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The Amazing Animal Adventure: An Around-the-World Spotting Expedition

The Amazing Animal Adventure: An Around-the-World Spotting Expedition

Anna Claybourn ,  Brendan Kearney

$29.99
Come on an amazing journey round the world, seeking out the weirdest and most wonderful animals! From the heights of the Himalayas to the deepest depths of the Pacific ocean, explore these 21 exciting places and meet the animals who live in them. Visit the jungle caves of Borneo, the Australian outback, the Arctic ice floes and many, many more! Your spotter's notes for each location contain all the animals you meet, plus lots of fantastic extra facts about the places you visit. Also includes answer pages, index and world map of your journey.
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Coderdojo Nano: Build Your Own Website: Create with Code

Coderdojo Nano: Build Your Own Website: Create with Code

Clyde Hatter ,  CoderDojo

$19.99
CoderDojo is the coding club that lets you hang out with other coders, learn new stuff and generally have fun with computers. This amazing CoderDojo book tells you everything you need to know to build your own website. Start by getting your very own Dojo Nano club up and running. All you need is one or more friends, a computer, and this book! Then join the Nanonauts who are learning how to make a website for their band. They'll be sharing their tips on HTML, CSS, and Javascript. With their help you'll soon be able to create a website on any subject you can think of. Starting with the basics, you will quickly progress to the fun parts that make everyone want to visit your website: from adding photos to embedding Youtube videos and Google maps, to making your menu page something to marvel at. It's all at your fingertips. The best book on coding for kids aged 9 and up. There is no better place to start your coding adventure.
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The Book of Flags

The Book of Flags

Rob Colson ,  Jon Richards

$18.99
With more than 200 stickers and a world map poster, this is a brilliant, interactive guide to the flags of the world. Did you know that the US Star-Spangled Banner was designed by a 17-year-old school boy? Or that the Brazilian flag shows a star constellation of the night sky from 1889? Welcome to the bizarre and fascinating world of flags! From the chequered Formula 1 flag and the rainbow banner to historical standards and country flags, this book is packed with amazing facts, stories and curiosities behind some of the world's most iconic banners. Discover the cultural and political history behind each flag, as well as flag rituals, historical uses of flags and heaps of curiosities and unusual facts.
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With Malice

With Malice

Eileen Cook

$16.99
Wish you weren't here... When Jill wakes up in a hospital bed with her leg in a cast, the last six weeks of her life are a complete blank. All she has been told is that she was involved in a fatal accident while on a school trip in Italy and had to be jetted home to receive intensive care. Care that involves a lawyer. And a press team. Because maybe the accident... wasn't just an accident. With no memory of what happened or what she did, can Jill prove her innocence? And can she really be sure that she isn't the one to blame?
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Worst Camp Ever: Ella Diaries #8

Worst Camp Ever: Ella Diaries #8

$12.99
Ellas arrived at school camp and she cant wait for the FUN to begin! But then she discovers there are spooky noises outside every night, hair-raising camp activities to do, PLUS she has to share a cabin with scheming Peach Parker. How will Ella manage to avoid Peachs pranks AND the petrifying Giant Swing for a WHOLE week? This is going to be the worst camp EVER!
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Peck Peck Peck

Peck Peck Peck

Lucy Cousins ,  Lucy Cousins

$14.99
The stunning Peck Peck Peck from multi-award-winning Lucy Cousins is now available as a board book, with colour so exuberant it leaps right off the page.Today my daddy said to me, It's time you learnt to peck a tree. Little Woodpecker has just learnt how to peck and - ooh! yippee! - what fun it is! Off he goes, on his first big pecking adventure, and he peck, peck, pecks his little heart out. He pecks the hat and then the mat, the tennis racket AND the jacket... just LOOK at all the holes he has made! Comical, contemporary and original, this bouncy read-aloud book is beautifully illustrated and will capture a little one's attention with the tactile holes on every page! This book has everything: Startling colours! Wonderful rhyme! Silly humour! HOLES!! - Zoe Toft, Playing by the Book.
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Ella Kazoo Will Not Brush Her Hair

Ella Kazoo Will Not Brush Her Hair

Lee Fox ,  Cathy Wilcox

$16.99
'Ella Kazoo will not brush her hair. She hides in the cupboard and under the stair, she roars at her mum like a big growly bear, she whines and she moans and she howls in despair, but Ella Kazoo will not brush her hair!' Ella Kazoo will do anything to avoid having her hair brushed. Her poor mother is beside herself with frustration as she watches Ella's hair get more and more out of control. But what happens when Ella's hair develops a mind of its own? Find out in this delightful tale, told in rollicking verse, about a girl who's got just what it takes to change a really bad hair day into a happy situation for all.
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Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

Mahlon F. Craft ,  Kinuko Y. Craft

$24.99
Award-winning team Mahlon and Kinuko Craft bring us a gorgeous and vivid retelling of the classic story of Beauty and the Beast in this stunningly illustrated picture book. The tale is as old as time: A man steals a rose from the garden of a beast. His beautiful daughter sacrifices herself to a life in the beast's castle to protect her father. The beast and the girl fall in love and live happily ever after...This beloved tale is captured with lyrical prose and lavish illustration. In the spirit of the Crafts' previous collaborations, their acclaimed fairy-tale retellings of Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty, this timeless tale is brought to life with sumptuous paintings and ornamental detail in this lush picture book to be cherished at story time again and again.
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Timing the Machine

Timing the Machine

Gary Crew

$24.99
Enoch is studying HG Wells’ classic novel, The Time Machine. His teacher has brought him to the museum to gain a greater appreciation of time but, as the museum closes, the lights dim and Enoch finds himself alone…Or is he? Has some greater power lured him here? What is causing the entire building to vibrate?

Some mighty machine throbbing into life?

Take the Time journey. You may never return…

Timing the Machine is the highly anticipated sequel to The Visions of Ichabod X, shortlisted for the Australian Book designer’s awards 2016.
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Memorial

Memorial

Gary Crew ,  Shaun Tan

$16.99
When the soldiers return from the Great War in 1918, a memorial tree is planted... 'Lest We Forget'. But generations later, what do those who pause in the shadows of the tree's immense branches remember?

Years on, the tree has grown to be huge and unruly, dislodging the statue next to it and creating a traffic hazard in what is now a much larger, busier town. A decision is made by a local council to cut the tree down...

Memorial serves as a reminder of the lessons to be gained from the past and examine the significance of Anzac Day, conservation, respect and remembrance.

The beautiful and poignant CBCA Honour Book Memorial is now part of Lothian Australian Favourites, a collection of the very best Australian picture books.
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Uh-Oh!

Uh-Oh!

Shutta Crum ,  Patrice Barton

$14.99
A charming summer board book that's just right for toddlers, from the team behind the critically acclaimed picture book Mine! What does a toddler say when she drops her sunglasses in the sand? Uh-Oh! What does she say when a seagull lands on her sandcastle? Uh-Oh! What does she say when she finds a crab in her pail? Uh-Oh! And what does she say when a BIG wave is coming? That's the biggest Uh-Oh! of all! This nearly wordless story of toddler adventure perfectly captures the dynamics between the youngest friends and the sheer pleasure of that favorite toddler word: Uh-Oh!
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Today I Feel Silly

Today I Feel Silly

Jamie Lee Curtis

$12.90  $10.95
Today I feel silly. Mom says it's the heat.
I put rouge on the cat and gloves on my feet.
I ate noodles for breakfast and pancakes at night.
I dressed like a star and was quite a sight.

Today I am sad, my mood's heavy and gray.
There's a frown on my face and it's been there all day.
My best friend and I had a really big fight.
She said that I tattled and I know that she's right.

Silly, cranky, excited, or sad--everyone has moods that can change each day. Jamie Lee Curtis's zany and touching verse, paired with Laura Cornell's whimsical and original illustrations, helps kids explore, identify, and, even have fun with their ever-changing moods.

Here's another inspired picture book from the bestselling author-illustrator team of Tell Me Again About the Night I Was Born and When I Was Little: A Four-Year-Old's Memoir of Her Youth.
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Roald Dahl: Whizzpopping Joke Book

Roald Dahl: Whizzpopping Joke Book

Roald Dahl ,  Quentin Blake

$14.99
Roald Dahl's Whizzpopping Joke Book is a collection of hundreds of great jokes would make even the Trunchbull laugh! Inspired by Roald Dahl's wonderful world, these gigglesome gags are guaranteed to raise a chuckle from human beans young and old.
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Dinosaur Rocket

Dinosaur Rocket

Ms. Penny Dale

$14.99
No longer content with building, or zooming, or even rescuing, the dinosaurs now have their sights set on something much, much bigger...the MOON! Join our fearsome friends as they prepare for their cosmic journey: is the rocket all ready? Will the launch go smoothly? Can they make it to the moon? Another fast and furious adventure for anyone who loves dinosaurs AND vehicles!
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Dinosaurs on the Go!

Dinosaurs on the Go!

Penny Dale

$24.99
The perfect little library for dino-fans! Three of Penny Dale's Dinosaur board books now in an exclusive slipcase. The dinosaurs dig a big hole, race around really fast, and save other dinosaurs in danger - they're a busy lot!
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Stripes in the Forest: The Story of the Last Wild Thylacine

Stripes in the Forest: The Story of the Last Wild Thylacine

Aleesah Darlison

$14.99
I am the last of my kind. This I know.

Once, we roamed the land. We owned the land. We called it Home.

But strange creatures came to take it from us...

My story matters. I am the last living female Tasmanian Tiger.

Stripes in the Forest by award-winning author, Aleesah Darlison, is the story of an iconic species lost.

Told from the perspective of the last wild, female thylacine, it provides readers with an insight into the rare beauty and uniqueness

of these amazing animals and explains their fight for survival and provides important lessons for future generations.

An emotive and moving story, children will connect with the solitary, stoic and courageous female thylacine who does all she can to protect her young - just as a human mother would do. The story takes readers to a place in the past, but also offers a twist that projects them into the future and offers a glimmer of hope for survival of a creature some believe may still exist.

Parents and their children will enjoy the rich, vivid and detailed illustrations of the Tasmanian forests and landscapes and the magnificent thylacine as depicted by illustrator and artist, Shane McGrath. Stripes in the Forest, will generate rich discussion and raise important questions for young minds.

This powerful and poignant story offers hope for threatened species and shows how, together, we can make a difference.
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Cuckoo

Cuckoo

Keren David

$18.99
He's a household name... without a home. Jake is an actor, a household name thanks to his role on the UK's most popular soap. But his character went upstairs to his bedroom six months ago and never came down again, and now Jake is facing an uncertain future. Add to that his dad's anger issues, the family's precarious finances and the demands of a severely autistic brother; Jake's home feels like a powder keg waiting to explode. It's easier to spend nights on friends' sofas and futons, but what happens when you feel like a cuckoo in every nest? Cuckoo is a novel about the roles we play when we don't fit in anywhere, and finding unlikely solace when home is the least welcoming place of all.
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Mind Your Head

Mind Your Head

Juno Dawson ,  Dr. Olivia Hewitt ,  Gemma Correll

$16.99
From the critically acclaimed author of THIS BOOK IS GAY, James Dawson, now writing as Juno Dawson. We all have a mind, so we all need to take care of our mental health as much as we need to take care of our physical health. And the first step is being able to talk about our mental health. Juno Dawson leads the way with this frank, factual and funny book, with added information and support from clinical psychologist Dr Olivia Hewitt. Covering topics from anxiety and depression to addiction, self-harm and personality disorders, Juno and Olivia talk clearly and supportively about a range of issues facing young people's mental health - whether fleeting or long-term - and how to manage them. With real-life stories from young people around the world and witty illustrations from Gemma Correll.
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Cleo

Cleo

Sassafras De Bruyn

$24.99
Cleo is sad. She always has to hurry. To the bus. To school. She often feels lonely. But one day she'll go far away, to a place where she defeats sea monsters and where clouds taste like whipped cream. Only her cat will come with her. But suddenly there is a boy...A touching story about a girl who isn't as alone as she thought she was. For daydreamers aged 5 and up.
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I Will Always be Happy to See You

I Will Always be Happy to See You

Ellen Delange ,  Jenny Meilihove

$24.99
A sweet story about a little dog that knows he will always be welcomed home with open arms, no matter what trouble he may get into. This is a great book to help your children if they are starting daycare, school, or even university to reassure them that, no matter what happens, you will always be happy to see them.
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Children's Illustrated Atlas

Children's Illustrated Atlas

Andrew Brooks

$29.99
DK's Children's Illustrated Atlas brings geography to life; packed with more than 50 colourful maps for kids and fascinating facts about the countries of the world. Each map is bursting with information, such as climates, populations, famous sites, mountains and rivers, and natural wonders of the world. The atlas also includes a world map, with a political map for each continent. Through each map children are shown how to read a map and use a key, compass and scale. Charming and informative, the Children's Illustrated Atlas is a key addition to every child's library.
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The Devil You Know

The Devil You Know

Trish Doller

$15.99
From critically-acclaimed author Trish Doller comes a powerful new psychological page-turner perfect for fans of Lauren Oliver and Sara Zarr. Eighteen-year-old Arcadia wants adventure. Living in a tiny Florida town with her dad and four-year-old brother, Cadie spends most of her time working, going to school, and taking care of her family. So when she meets two handsome cousins at a campfire party, she finally has a chance for fun. They invite her and friend to join them on a road trip, and it's just the risk she's been craving-the opportunity to escape. But what starts out as a fun, sexy journey quickly becomes dangerous when she discovers that one of them is not at all who he claims to be. One of them has deadly intentions. A road trip fling turns terrifying in this contemporary story that will keep readers on the edge of their seats.
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The Gruffalo

The Gruffalo

Julia Donaldson ,  Axel Scheffler ,  Imelda Staunton

$18.99
A special book and CD edition of the bestselling The Gruffalo.

"A mouse took a stroll through the deep dark wood.
A fox saw the mouse and the mouse looked good."

Walk further into the deep dark wood, and discover what happens when a quick-witted mouse comes face to face with an owl, a snake... and a hungry Gruffalo!

Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's The Gruffalo is an undisputed modern classic and has become a best-selling phenomenon across the world with over 13.5 million copies sold. This award-winning rhyming story of a mouse and a monster has found its way into the hearts and bedtimes of an entire generation of children and will undoubtedly continue to enchant children for years and years to come. No home should be without The Gruffalo! The Gruffalo Book and CD Pack features the classic story with a stunning redesigned cover and finish, and a story CD read aloud by actress Imelda Staunton, making it a must-have addition to the bookshelves of all Donaldson and Scheffler fans - big and small!

Other available book and CD packs with redesigned covers are The Gruffalo's Child, Room on the Broom, The Snail and the Whale, The Smartest Giant in Town, Monkey Puzzle, Charlie Cook's Favourite Book, and A Squash and a Squeeze.
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The Gruffalo's Child

The Gruffalo's Child

Julia Donaldson ,  Axel Scheffler ,  Imelda Staunton

$18.99
A special book and CD edition of the bestselling The Gruffalo's Child.

"The Gruffalo said that no gruffalo should
Ever set foot in the deep dark wood."

But one wild and windy night the Gruffalo's child disobeys her father's warnings and ventures out into the snow. After all, the Big Bad Mouse doesn't really exist... does he?

The Gruffalo's Child is the Number One bestselling, much-loved sequel to the worldwide picture-book phenomenon that is The Gruffalo. Julia Donaldson's trademark rhyming text and Axel Scheffler's brilliant, characterful illustrations combine once more to ensure that the Gruffalo's child has followed firmly in her father's footsteps and that her story is one that children will ask for again, and again... and again! The Gruffalo's Child Book and CD Pack features the classic story with a stunning redesigned cover and finish, and a story CD read aloud by actress Imelda Staunton, making it a must-have addition to the bookshelves of all Donaldson and Scheffler fans - big and small!

Other available book and CD packs with redesigned covers are The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom, The Snail and the Whale, The Smartest Giant in Town, Monkey Puzzle, Charlie Cook's Favourite Book, and A Squash and a Squeeze.
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Room on the Broom

Room on the Broom

Julia Donaldson ,  Axel Scheffler ,  Josie Lawrence

$18.99
"How the cat purred and how the witch grinned,
As they sat on their broomstick and flew through the wind."

The witch and her cat fly happily over forests, rivers and mountains on their broomstick until a stormy wind blows away the witch's hat, bow and wand. Luckily, they are retrieved by a dog, a bird and a frog, who are all keen for a ride on the broom. It's a case of the more, the merrier, but the broomstick isn't used to such a heavy load and it's not long before... SNAP! It breaks in two! And with a greedy dragon looking for a snack, the witch's animal pals better think fast.

A very funny story of quick wits and friendship, Room on the Broom is another smash hit from the unparalleled picture-book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo. Room on the Broom Book and CD Pack features the classic story with a stunning redesigned cover and finish, and a story CD read aloud by actress and comedienne Josie Lawrence, making it a must-have addition to the bookshelves of all Donaldson and Scheffler fans - big and small!

Other available book and CD packs with redesigned covers are The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo's Child, The Snail and the Whale, The Smartest Giant in Town, Monkey Puzzle, Charlie Cook's Favourite Book, and A Squash and a Squeeze.
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The Kids' Book of Everyday Science

The Kids' Book of Everyday Science

Kelly Doudna

$19.99
Can you move a mug using a balloon? Make a square bubble? Can you turn soap into salt? How much water is in a plant? This book includes 40 simple science activities using everyday items to do experiments about temperature, pressure, water, air, heat, plants and many more. Using everyday items such as balloons, bubbles, plants, potatoes and popcorn, each fun and easy activity includes how-to photos, step-by-step instructions and simple explanations of the science behind the experiments. Supply and tool lists and safety information are included, and tips and extra information are provided to extend and expand the scientific experience. Get kids thinking like scientists in no time at all!
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Breaker

Breaker

Kat Ellis

$14.99
Kyle Henry has a new name, a new school, and a new life--one without the shadow of the Bonebreaker hanging over him. It's been a year since his serial killer father's execution, and it finally looks like things are turning around for Kyle. Until he recognizes the girl sitting in the back row in homeroom. Naomi Steadman is immediately intrigued by Killdeer Academy's newcomer. She does not know he is the son of the man who murdered her mother. What she does know is she and Kyle have a connection with each other--and a spark that Kyle continues to back away from. Soon after Kyle's arrival, the death count on campus starts to rise. Someone is set on finishing what the Bonebreaker started, and murdering ghosts from the past may be the only thing that can stop the spree. Told in alternating viewpoints, Kat Ellis's tale of mystery and horror is full of broken bonds and new beginnings.
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Swimming to the Moon

Swimming to the Moon

Jane Elson

$16.99
From the author of A Room Full of Chocolate comes an aspirational story about facing fears and defying expectations.

'Just call me Bee. Please, please call me that. If you call me Beatrix Daffodil Tulip Chrysanthemum Rose Edwards I shan't answer you. I am not being rude or unfriendly, or insolent as Mrs Dixon my teacher calls me. I just don't like my name. Well, would you?'

Bee stumbles through life in her stripy socks with her head in the clouds, doing her very best to keep out of the way of her bickering parents and avoid the bendy tap dancing freak Crystal Kelly - who makes her life a misery. But when Crystal double-dares her to volunteer for a sponsored swim in honour of her great grandmother Beatrix's memory, Bee can't back down. Even though she is terrified of water and cannot swim!

Then new boy Moon-Star gallops to Bee's rescue on his horse and takes her to meet Old Alice, who lives in a beautiful painted wagon. As Bee enters this new world, her life is changed for ever.

Finally she has an ally. Down by the promise tree the new friends make a pact - Moon Star will teach Bee to swim if Bee will teach him to read. They spit on their hands and shake on their vow and a beautiful friendship begins.
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Fast Facts! Amazing Universe

Fast Facts! Amazing Universe

Kingfisher

$14.99
What are stars made of? Why do they die? Has anyone or anything ever lived on Mars? What are sunspots? How big is the International Space Station? Take a journey through the amazing Universe and into the unknown beyond, and collect some bitesize facts about space, time and space travel along the way. Fast Facts is a new series of high-interest, lower reading ability books aimed at fact-hungry children who enjoy information books but may be less confident readers or have difficulty with the usual quantity and level of text aimed at their age group.
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Voyage to Magical North: Accidental Pirates #1

Voyage to Magical North: Accidental Pirates #1

Claire Fayers

$14.99
Twelve-year-old Brine Seaborne is a girl with a past... if only she could remember what it is. Found alone in a rowboat as a child, clutching a shard of the rare starshell needed for spell-casting, she's spent every day since housekeeping for an irritable magician and his obnoxious apprentice, Peter. But everything changes when Brine and Peter accidentally break the magician's starshell and need to flee the island. Lost at sea, they blunder into the path of the legendary pirate ship the Onion. Before you can say 'pieces of eight,' they're up to their necks in the pirates' quest to find Magical North, a place so shrouded in secrets and myth that most people don't even think it exists. If Brine is lucky, she may find out who her parents are and why they sent her out to sea. And if she's unlucky, everyone on the ship will be eaten by sea monsters. It really could go either way.
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Counting on You

Counting on You

Corinne Fenton

$14.95
On race-with-the-wind daysreach-for-the-sky dayssail-to-tomorrow days#and on the days I could fly!

On those tummy-too-full days I can?t-find-my-socks days sometimes-I-forget days
and on the days when I cry... you hug me closersqueeze me tightermake things betteryou're always there.

Theme is based on Parrot's classifications of emotions - 6 primary emotions identified as happiness/joy, sadness, fear, anger, surprise and love.

Originally conceived as a Father's Day message, but could be expanded to include a much broader target audience.

Beautiful illustrations by Robin Cowcher created in a limited colour palette make it a perfect gift for young and old.
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Marge in Charge

Marge in Charge

Isla Fisher ,  Eglantine Ceulemans

$14.99
Isla Fisher is hilarious David Walliams Jemima and Jake's new babysitter doesn't look too promising. In fact she looks very sensible, very old and VERY small (she only comes up to daddy's armpit!). But the moment their parents leave the house, Marge gives a mischievous wink, takes off her hat and reveals a marvellous mane of rainbow-coloured hair! Marge really is a babysitter like no other and the children spend a wild evening with her - racing snails, slurping chocolate soup and mixing potions in the bath! But if Jake and Jemima want her to babysit again it's time for them to take charge of Marge, tidy up and settle her down for a little sleep. Three hilarious, anarchic and charming MARGE stories from A-list actress, mother, writer and comedian Isla Fisher.
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A Giraffe in the Bath

A Giraffe in the Bath

Mem Fox

$14.99
A sheep in the shower? A roo on the loo? A giraffe in the bath? Now does that make you laugh? Join the wonderful combined talents of Mem Fox, Olivia Rawson and Kerry Argent for a rollicking, rhythmic adventure with a hilarious cast of zany friends. This is a book to be treasured and read aloud for years to come.
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The Barefoot Book of Jewish Tales

The Barefoot Book of Jewish Tales

Rabbi Shoshana Boyd Gelfand ,  Amanda Hall

$27.99
This engaging collection includes eight delightful tales from the Jewish tradition. Each story has been chosen for its appeal to families and each has a simple yet powerful, message. Written by Rabbi Shoshana Boyd Gelfand, herself a mother of three, this is a fantastic set of stories to share and to treasure.
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Quick as a Wink, Fairy Pink

Quick as a Wink, Fairy Pink

Lesley Gibbes ,  Sara Acton

$24.99
Five little flutter fairies going off to bed. Fairy Blue, Fairy Green, Fairy Gold, and Red. But one of them is hiding. Which fairy do you think?
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Toad Delight

Toad Delight

Morris Gleitzman

$16.99
Even more desperate to save his family from ending up on his stack of squashed relatives, Limpy takes his quest to the airwaves. When a TV cooking show kidnaps Goliath to be their main ingredient, Limpy sets out to rescue him and ends up on camera himself. Can Limpy use his 15 minutes of fame to get humans to lay off the cane-toad squashing? Or will that be a recipe for disaster? A stirring saga of bravery, sacrifice and prime-time warts-and-all adventure. Tasty.
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Extremely Cute Animals Operating Heavy Machinery

Extremely Cute Animals Operating Heavy Machinery

David Gordon ,  David Gordon

$24.99
Just because you re extremely cute, doesn t mean you can t operate a bulldozer! From author-illustrator David Gordon comes a fun, funny, and whimsical take on believing in yourself and telling bullies who s boss! Karen and the other extremely cute animals just want to build sand castles. But the terribly mean bullies Skyler, Mike, and Trent keep knocking them down! So Karen and her friends get another idea. They ll build something the bullies can t knock down, something even bigger and better than a sand castle... It s a good thing being excessively cute doesn t prevent you from operating heavy machinery!
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Rabbit's Bad Habits

Rabbit's Bad Habits

Julian Gough ,  Jim Field

$14.99
'Rabbit's Bad Habits is a breath of fresh air in children's fiction, a laugh-out-loud story of rabbit and wolf and bear, of avalanches and snowmen. The sort of story that makes you want to send your children to bed early, so you can read it to them.' Neil Gaiman From novelist and playwright Julian Gough, and the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, Jim Field, comes a laugh-out-loud funny story of a rabbit and bear who discover that things are always better when they're shared with a friend ...Bear wakes up early from hibernation. If she can't sleep, then at least she can make a snowman. Rabbit has never made a snowman, but he definitely wants to make one that's better than Bear's. But with an avalanche and a hungry wolf heading his way, Rabbit soon realises that it might be nice to have a friend on your side. Especially when it comes to building snowmen ...A tale of friendship, gravity, and just a little bit of poo.
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Oi Frog

Oi Frog

Kes Gray ,  Jim Field

$14.99
The board book edition of the bestselling rhyming story, jam-packed with the silliest of animals, with sales soaring over 140,000 copies, will have the youngest of readers in fits of laughter. Cats sit on mats, hares sit on chairs, mules sit on stools and gofers sit on sofas, but Frog does not want to sit on a log! From the award-winning Kes Gray and the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, Jim Field, comes an hilarious rhyming tale about a frog who discovers that all animals have their special places to sit!
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The 78-Storey Treehouse

The 78-Storey Treehouse

Andy Griffiths ,  Terry Denton

$18.99
Join andy and Terry in their spectacular new 78-storey treehouse. THey've added 13 new levels including a drive-thru car wash, a combining machine, a scribbletorium, an ALL-BALL sports stadium, Andyland, Terrytown, a high-security potato chip storage facility and an open-air movie theatre. Well, what are you waiting for? Come on up!
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One Half from the East

One Half from the East

Nadia Hashimi

$14.99
Internationally bestselling author Nadia Hashimi's first novel for young readers is an emotional, beautiful, and riveting coming-of-age journey to modern day Afghanistan that explores life as a "bacha posh"-a pre-teen girl dressed as a boy.

Obayda's family is in need of some good fortune.

Her father lost one of his legs in a bomb explosion, forcing the family to move from their home city of Kabul to a small village, where life is very different and Obayda's father almost never leaves his room.

One day, Obayda's aunt has an idea to bring the family luck-dress Obayda, the youngest of her sisters, as a boy, a common practice called bacha posh.

Now, Obayda is Obayd.

Life in this in-between place is confusing, but once Obayda meets Rahim-formerly Rahima-everything changes. Obayd and Rahim can explore the village on their own, climbing trees, playing sports, and more.

But Rahim's time as a bacha posh is almost over-unless the two best friends can figure out a way to keep Rahim from turning back to Rahima for good.
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400 Minutes of Danger

400 Minutes of Danger

Jack Heath

$12.99
Brad has fallen into the lion enclosure, and the big cats are hungry! Charith takes the wheel of an out-of-control bus after an explosion. Iresha hears strange noises... from beneath the seabed. Daniel crawls into a waste crusher after a building collapseand then it gets switched on. Tak's class goes on an excursion to an army base and now an experimental military robot is hunting them. Jack Heaths next 10 nail-bitingly dangerous short stories will fascinate and terrify during each full 40-minute count down, as the dangerous situations play out right down to the last crucial moment. Who will live and who will die? Forty minutes of danger, in 40 minutes* of reading time! *Based on average reading speed.
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Flying Lemurs

Flying Lemurs

Zehra Hicks

$24.99
A funny, reassuring story about overcoming fears and discovering hidden talents. Everyone in the lemur family is good at jumping - even Grandma, whose speciality is being shot from a cannon. Everyone, that is, except the littlest lemur. He just can't do it, no matter how hard he tries. But there are so many jumps to choose from, surely he will manage one, and be able to take his rightful place on stage with the rest of the troupe? Flying Lemurs is a charming, comic story for would-be acrobats everywhere. Colourful, bold, and bursting with energy, this is visual storytelling at its best from the talented author/illustrator Zehra Hicks. You'll be rooting for the little lemur from the start as he gradually overcomes his fears and finds his true calling in style.
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Spot Loves His Grandpa

Spot Loves His Grandpa

Eric Hill

$12.99
Join Spot for this classic story about all the fun things he does with Grandpa. From sledging to watering the garden, they laugh together whatever the weather. This fun, reassuring story makes a great gift and is perfect to share at bedtime.
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Old Tom, Man of Mystery

Old Tom, Man of Mystery

Leigh Hobbs

$14.99
Angela Throgmorton decides it is high time that Old Tom helped around the house. But Old Tom has other ideas... Who is that mysterious figure disappearing into the night? Join Angela and Old Tom on a wild chase through the dark streets, with Angela determined to unmask the Man of Mystery!
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Old Tom's Holiday

Old Tom's Holiday

$14.99
When Angela Throgmorton wins a luxury holiday trip, she's thrilled. The poor woman needs to get away. She's exhausted from caring for Old Tom, who likes to relax, and never helps around the house.  It's a trip for one - maybe Old Tom can clean his room while she's gone.

On her whirlwind trip, Angela travels on airplanes, trains, and buses. She visits museums and gardens and exlusive cafes. But everywhere Angela goes, she sees something that reminds her of home. Is she just homesick, or is it a holiday for two after all?
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The Great Big Body Book

The Great Big Body Book

Mary Hoffman ,  Ros Asquith

$27.99
The fourth book in this internationally best-selling series says that everybody needs some body! Our bodies come in all shapes and sizes and they change throughout our lives, from newborn babies and children through to teenagers, and maybe to mums and dads and grandparents. Find out about growing and learning, big and small, keeping fit, breaks and bruises, the five senses, using our minds, how we are the same and how we are different - and lots more. There are all kinds of bodies in the world. What are YOU like?
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Koalas: Oz Animals

Koalas: Oz Animals

Charles Hope

$14.99
Take a closer look at these amazing Australian fauna. These cuddly creatures are among Australia's most recognisable and beloved animals.
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The Coral Reef Book

The Coral Reef Book

Charles Hope

$27.99
Coral reefs are diverse habitats for a wide range of marine life. These beautiful ecosystems are found in tropical waters around the world, and play an important role in harbouring many ocean species. Welcome to the Coral Reef book!
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Gathering Voices

Gathering Voices

Kris Humphrey ,  Chellie Carroll

$12.99
The third book in the exciting new Guardians of the Wild series When a raven drops a white feather at the doorstep on the day of your birth, it is a symbol of your destiny. You are a Whisperer - a guardian of the wild. Mika and her Arctic fox companion, Star, must travel from their distant mountain home to join Dawn and the other Whisperers at the palace. The journey is fraught with danger but Mika has discovered a gift that might just change the fortunes of all Meridina... A dramatic and fast-paced new series, perfect for fans Michelle Paver, Gill Lewis and the Warriors series.
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Curse of the Genie's Ring: Jinny & Cooper

Curse of the Genie's Ring: Jinny & Cooper

Tania Ingram

$14.99
When Jinny and her brother, Tyrone, find a ring in Miss Morgan's attic, they have no idea about the terrible danger they're in. Tyrone awakens a genie, and once he's made one sneaky little wish, he can't stop! Can Jinny and Cooper save Tyrone before the genie's curse traps him forever? And can Cooper resist using the ring to wish for a cake as big as a house? Don't do it, Cooper!
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Search for the Sea Bogle: Jinny & Cooper

Search for the Sea Bogle: Jinny & Cooper

Tania Ingram

$14.99
A holiday at the Majestic Beach Hotel sounds like fun to Jinny, until Cooper turns up and causes trouble. But the hotel has bigger problems u who is stealing the hotel soaps and what is the mysterious hotel owner hiding? When Jinny and Cooper discover the truth, they find they're in more trouble than ever before. Has Cooper finally bitten off more than he can chew? Cooper... is that you?
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Yours Sincerely, Giraffe

Yours Sincerely, Giraffe

$16.99
Giraffe is bored, as usual. Hed love a friend to share things with. So he writes a letter and sends it as far as possible across the other side of the horizon. There he finds a pen palPenguin. Giraffe knows nothing about penguins and his letters are full of questions. Where is a penguins neck? Can a penguin fly? Penguin answers as best he can. But no one expects what happens when the pen pals come face to face at last. Yours Sincerely, Giraffe is a funny tale of mistaken assumptions and friendship.
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Olympig!

Olympig!

Victoria Jamieson

$17.99
Boomer the Pig has been training hard for the Animal Olympics, so when he loses his first race, he shrugs it off and cheerfully moves on. One event after another, Boomer keeps losing, and the frustration begins to get to him. But even after coming in last in every sport, there's no getting this Olympig down. It's just great practice for the Winter Games! This encouraging and hilarious story is for every kid who's ever been told you can't win 'em all.
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The Hueys: It Wasn't Me

The Hueys: It Wasn't Me

Oliver Jeffers

$14.99
Now this fabulously quirky group of characters is introduced to younger readers in these toddler friendly board books from the internationally bestselling, award-winning author/illustrator, Oliver Jeffers, creator of How to Catch a Star and Lost and Found. A fight has broken out amongst The Hueys. It was not me! It was him! But no one can remember what they're fighting about. If only they could find an interesting distraction...
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Squishy McFluff: Seaside Rescue!

Squishy McFluff: Seaside Rescue!

Pip Jones ,  Ella Okstad

$12.99
Ava danced round her room, Shouting: Hip hip hooray! It's holiday time! And we're going today! Ava is excited to be going on holiday to the seaside. But with Squishy McFluff, the mischievous invisible cat coming along things are bound to get very, very silly...
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Mog and Barnaby

Mog and Barnaby

Judith Kerr

$19.99
Mog the Forgetful Cat is back in this reissue of a classic adventure, full of lift -the-flap fun. Mog and her family have a visitor. But what is the surprise waiting for Mog in the big green basket? Lift the flaps and find out! A brand new edition of a classic Mog adventure with lift-the-flap fun, from the creator of The Tiger Who Came to Tea.
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Mowgli of the Jungle Book: The Complete Stories

Mowgli of the Jungle Book: The Complete Stories

Rudyard Kipling ,  Michael Patrick Hearn

$12.99
For more than one hundred years, the stories from The Jungle Book have enchanted readers, both young and old, with their important moral lessons and engaging narratives. By anthropomorphizing the animal characters in the stories - in a vein similar to Aesop - famed writer Rudyard Kipling provides readers with parables that teach family and community values while simultaneously entertaining and inspiring. Consequently, these stories have stood the test of time, have been published in a variety of editions and publications, and continue to be reprinted today.

This collection of stories features Mowgli, a young boy who lives amongst the wildlife of the jungle. From being tracked and hunted by a tiger to being raised by wolves and trained by a bear, this compilation includes nine masterful tales about Mowgli and his relationships with his colorful animal friends and foes. In addition to the stories included from The Jungle Book, this book also features additional parables of the dynamic young protagonist.

Including a new foreword by leading children’s literature expert Michael Patrick Hearn, Mowgli of the Jungle Book spotlights Kipling’s classic character as he’s faced with an abundance of epic adventures and challenges - all of which have underlying moral dilemmas sure to teach readers what matters most.
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An Armadillo in New York

An Armadillo in New York

Julie Kraulis

$29.99
A winsome armadillo from Brazil takes a trip tp New York in this delightful new picture book from Julie Kraulis. Arlo is an armadillo who is always up for adventure. His grandfather, Augustin, loved adventure too. When Arlo was born, Augustin wrote travel journals about his favourite places for Arlo to use when he was old enough to go exploring on his own. When Arlo reads about New York and the mysterious Lady Liberty, he decides its about time he embarked on his own adventure.
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Things That Go: Baby Touch First Focus

Things That Go: Baby Touch First Focus

Ladybird

$12.99
Baby Touch First Focus: Things That Go is part of Ladybird's best-selling Baby Touch range. The book contains a range of different vehicles in high-contrast black, white and yellow colours to help stimulate a baby's developing eyesight from birth. There is also a peepo hole to explore on every page and lots of different vehicle noises to make together!
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Crusade

Crusade

Elizabeth Laird

$14.99
Crusade is a richly detailed historical adventure, from Carnegie shortlisted author, Elizabeth Laird. Two boys. Two faiths. One unholy war... When Adam's mother dies unconfessed, he pledges to save her soul with dust from the Holy Land. Employed as a dog-boy for the local knight, Adam grabs the chance to join the Crusade to reclaim Jerusalem. He burns with determination to strike down the infidel enemy... Salim, a merchant's son, is leading an uneventful life in the port of Acre - until news arrives that a Crusader attack is imminent. To keep Salim safe, his father buys him an apprenticeship with an esteemed, travelling doctor. But Salim's employment leads him to the heart of Sultan Saladin's camp - and into battle against the barbaric and unholy invaders...
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Night Break: Young Sherlock Holmes #8

Night Break: Young Sherlock Holmes #8

Andrew Lane

$16.99
Sherlock's mother has died, his father has disappeared in India and his sister is acting strangely. The Holmes family seems to be falling apart, and not even brother Mycroft can keep it together. But while Sherlock is worrying about all of this, a man living nearby vanishes in his own house while Sherlock and Mycroft are visiting. Where did he go, and what is the connection with a massive canal being built in Egypt? The answer will rock the world, and tear the Holmes family apart! Another fast-paced, brilliantly plotted adventure in Andrew Lane's Young Sherlock series as the teenage Sherlock Holmes investigates a new crime and comes up against a fresh crop of sinister, clever crooks.
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Chicken in Space

Chicken in Space

Adam Lehrhaupt ,  Shahar Kober

$24.99
Zoey isn t like the other chickens. She has dreams. She has plans. And she has a best friend, Sam the pig, who will join her on her wild adventures... if he gets to eat some pie along the way. How will Zoey and Sam get from the barn to the stars? Will Zoey be the first chicken in space? Will Sam get a snack? One thing is certain: Zoey always finds a way.Author Adam Lehrhaupt and illustrator Shahar Kober bring out-of-this-world energy and humor to this bright, funny tale of imagination, friendship, determination... and one truly adventurous chicken.
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Running with the Horses

Running with the Horses

Alison Lester

$14.99
Running with the Horses isaaastunning picture book by Alison Lester, the much-loved creator of Are We There Yet? and many other treasured books for children. Young readers will love this beautifully illustrated classic story of adventure and friendship. Ten-year-old Nina lives with her father above the palace stables at the Royal Academy of Dancing Horses.a She loves watching the famous white stallions as they parade for the crowds, but her favourite horse is an ordinary mare called Zelda - an old cab horse Nina often pats on her way home from school. When Nina's world changes dramatically, she and her father have to flee from the city.a Their journey over the mountains with Zelda and the stallions seems impossible, with danger at every turn ...
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The Boyfriend List: Ruby Oliver #1

The Boyfriend List: Ruby Oliver #1

E. Lockhart

$14.99
From E. Lockhart, the author of the highly acclaimed New York Times bestseller We Were Liars, which John Green called 'utterly unforgettable', comes the uproarious and heartwarming Ruby Oliver novels - The Boyfriend List, The Boy Book, The Treasure Map of Boys, and Real Live Boyfriends... Follow Ruby Oliver through four hilarious instalments of her high school life. There are boy troubles, friend troubles, panic attacks, and lists. There are mysterious notes, fruit roll-ups, upper-regioning, and more lists. There are mean-spirited rumors, smelly feet, frogs, and brownies. There are Cheetos, a piglet head, Paris, and baguette air guitar. Ruby Oliver manages it all with an enormous dose of humor and understated grace. She survives to tell the tale that will make readers cringe, weep, and laugh out loud!
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The Boy Book: Ruby Oliver #2

The Boy Book: Ruby Oliver #2

E. Lockhart

$14.99
From E. Lockhart, the author of the highly acclaimed New York Times bestseller We Were Liars, which John Green called 'utterly unforgettable', comes the uproarious and heartwarming Ruby Oliver novels - The Boyfriend List, The Boy Book, The Treasure Map of Boys, and Real Live Boyfriends... Here is how things stand at the beginning of newly-licensed driver Ruby Oliver's junior year at Tate Prep: Kim - not speaking, but far away in Tokyo; Cricket - not speaking; Nora - speaking, sort of. Chatted a couple times this summer when they bumped into each other outside of school - once shopping in the U District, and once in the Elliot Bay Bookstore. But she hadn't called Ruby, or anything; Noel - didn't care what anyone thinks; Meghan - didn't have any other friends; Dr. Z - speaking; and Jackson. The big one. Not speaking... But, by Winter Break, a new job, an unlikely but satisfying friend combo, additional entries to The Boy Book and many difficult decisions help Ruby to see that there is, indeed, life outside the Tate Universe...
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The Treasure Map of Boys: Ruby Oliver #3

The Treasure Map of Boys: Ruby Oliver #3

E. Lockhart

$14.99
Ruby is back at Tate Prep, and it's her thirty-seventh week in the state of Noboyfriend. Her panic attacks are bad, her love life is even worse, and what's more: Noel is writing her notes; Jackson is giving her frogs; Gideon is helping her cook; and Finn is making her brownies...Rumors are flying, and Ruby's already sucky reputation is heading downhill. Not only that, she's also: running a bake sale; learning the secrets of heavymetal therapy; encountering some seriously smelly feet; defending the rights of pygmy goats; and bodyguarding Noel from unwanted advances... In this companion novel to The Boyfriend List and The Boy Book, Ruby struggles to secure some sort of mental health, to understand what constitutes a real friendship, and to find true love - if such a thing exists...
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Real Live Boyfriends: Ruby Oliver #4

Real Live Boyfriends: Ruby Oliver #4

E. Lockhart

$14.99
Ruby Oliver is in love. Or it would be love, if Noel, her real live boyfriend, would call her back. But Noel seems to have turned into a pod-robot lobotomy patient, and Ruby can't figure out why. Not only is her romantic life a shambles: her dad is eating nothing but Cheetos; her mother's got a piglet head in the refrigerator; Hutch has gone to Paris to play baguette air guitar; Gideon shows up shirtless; and the pygmy goat Robespierre is no help whatsoever...Will Ruby ever control her panic attacks? Will she ever understand boys? Will she ever stop making lists? (No to that last one.) Roo has lost most of her friends. She's lost her true love, more than once. She's lost her grandmother, her job, her reputation, and possibly her mind. But she's never lost her sense of humor. The Ruby Oliver books are the record of her survival, and will make readers cringe, weep, and laugh out loud!
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Girl Out of Water

Girl Out of Water

Nat Luurtsema

$16.99
A thoroughly British teen comedy starring a hilariously flawed heroine with a quip for every occasion - perfect for fans of Holly Smale, Holly Bourne, Caitlin Moran and Sophie Kinsella. Lou Brown's life is going down the pan. Best friend Hannah sailed through the Olympic time trials and is off to her fancy-pants new swim training school, while Lou's own failure to qualify leaves her without a hobby - or a friend. As Lou tries to navigate her post-swim world, a chance encounter with three boys with stars in their eyes takes her life in a surprising new direction. One that leads to a crazy world of underwater somersaults, talent show auditions, bitchy girls and one great big load of awkward boy chat.
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Roar: Feel and Fit

Roar: Feel and Fit

$12.99
Each colourful page features fun, 3-D areas that fit into one another, perfect for little hands to explore! Simple, rhyming text both entertains little ones and encourages them to count - helping children to learn the numbers 1-5!
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Animals ABC: Slide and Find

Animals ABC: Slide and Find

Scholastic

$12.99
Is it cat or is it butterfly? Move the slider to see who's hiding behind the letter. This fun interactive board book features a different animal, word and noise for every letter of the alphabet. Easy to manoeuvre colourful sliding parts will ensure that even little hands can help with story time.
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Vroom: Feel-and-Fit

Vroom: Feel-and-Fit

Annie Simpson

$12.99

Simple, rhyming text encourages kids to repeat the fun vehicle sounds!

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Roses: Tales Trilogy #1

Roses: Tales Trilogy #1

Rose Mannering

$14.99
She bears no name. Her silvery appearance is freakish to the numerous inhabitants of Sago, the cosmopolitan capital of Pevorocco in the Western Realm. With her mother vanishing at the instance of her birth, she is sent to live with the cruel, rich Ma Dane, where she is punished daily for something, though she knows not what. Tauntingly named Beauty, she flees Sago in a violent uprising that sets out to massacre all Magics and journeys to the farthest point of the country.

But Beauty cannot hide in the grassy Hillands forever. Before long, the State officials find her and threaten to take her back to war-torn Sago where death surely awaits. In a midnight blizzard she escapes them, running into a deep, enchanted forest to a great and terrible beast who will bargain for her life.

But can Beauty accept Beast? Eternity is a long time. Now for the first time in paperback, Roses is sure to capture your heart as you fall in love with Beauty and her Beast all over again.

For readers 12+, this is a very imaginative, fantasy retelling of a classic fairy tale, which is still popular to the YA genre. With lessons about bullying others and falling in love, this is not only a light, fun read but also engages kids to think about their relationship to others in the real world.

Sky Pony Press, with our Good Books, Racehorse and Arcade imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of books for young readers - picture books for small children, chapter books, books for middle grade readers, and novels for young adults. Our list includes bestsellers for children who love to play Minecraft; stories told with LEGO bricks; books that teach lessons about tolerance, patience, and the environment, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
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Bad Bones

Bad Bones

Graham Marks

$14.99
Gabe is feeling the pressure. His family has money troubles, he's hardly talking to his dad, plus lowlife Benny is on his case. Needing some space to think, he heads off into the hills surrounding LA. And he suddenly stumbles across a secret that will change everything. A shallow grave. Gabe doesn't think twice about taking the gold bracelet he finds buried there. Even from the clutches of skeletal hands. But he has no idea what he's awakening... Graham Mark's chilling novel is part of the Red Eye series, perfect for fans of James Dawson's Say Her Name.
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Home and Away

Home and Away

John Marsden ,  Matt Ottley

$16.99
We're a typical Australian family. Barbeques, footy, gardening, school, Holden Commodores... Then one day things change. 'April 26, Dad burns the toast, yells at Toby, thanks me for cleaning the cab of the truck, kisses Mum and Toby, then he's gone... April 27, the war starts... May 21, the city's in ruins, blackouts nearly all the time, food is hard to find... September 13, Dad's hears news of a boat. We might get out of here yet... September 28, it's just after dawn. A boat from their Navy has found us. We wave and cry and cheer. But then, slowly, we realise they are shouting at us, telling us to go away... September 30, we are in a huge prison, with razor wire all around us ...'
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Saving Jazz

Saving Jazz

Kate McCaffrey

$19.99
Jasmine Lovely has it all – the looks, the grades, the friends. But when a house party spins out of control, Jazz discovers what can happen when your mistakes go viral...
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Getting Started with Engineering

Getting Started with Engineering

Camilla McCue

$14.95
Fun engineering projects for kids!

Does your kid's love of 'tinkering' resemble that of a budding Thomas Edison? Then Getting Started with Engineering is guaranteed to spark their fascination! The focused, easy-to-complete projects offered inside are designed to broaden their understanding of basic engineering principles, challenge their problem-solving skills, and sharpen their creativity?all while having fun along the way.

Engineers are experts on how things work?and this book is your youngster's best first step to developing the skills they need to think, design, and build things like the pros. The projects they'll complete feature a fun twist that appeal to their age group?from a tiny model roller coaster to a wearable toy that includes an electronic circuit?and the instructions are written in an easy-to-follow manner, making it possible for them to experience the pride and accomplishment of working independently.

    *Appropriate for children aged 7-11
    *Simple explanations guide children to complete three projects using household items
    *The full-color design, short page count, and easy-to-follow instructions are designed to appeal to kids
    *Brought to you by the trusted For Dummies brand

If you have a little engineer that could, Getting Started with Engineering is a great way to encourage their fascination of figuring out how things work.
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Noisy Nights

Noisy Nights

Fleur McDonald

$24.99
A farmer struggles to get to sleep with all the noise from his farm animals. He finally finds the solution to a good nights sleep.
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Girl, Missing

Girl, Missing

Sophie McKenzie

$16.99
Lauren has always known she was adopted but when a little research turns up the possibility that she was snatched from an American family as a baby, suddenly Lauren's life seems like a sham. How can she find her biological parents? And are her adoptive parents really responsible for kidnapping her? She manages to persuade her family to takea trip across the Atlantic where she runs away to try and find the truth. But the circumstances of her disappearance are murky and Lauren's kidnappers are still at large and willing to do anything to keep her silent...Ten years on from its first publication, Girl, Missing has sold over 150,000 copies in the UK alone and won countless awards and prizes. This new edition of the bestseller includes exclusive extra content from Sophie and is a must for fans and readers that are yet to discover this modern classic.
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A Good Hiding

A Good Hiding

Shirley-Anne McMillan

$18.99
Nollaig has survived life in Belfast with her alcoholic dad on wits, courage and the gift of the gab. But now she's frightened: not for herself, but for the baby she's secretly carrying. She decides to run away. She finds refuge in the little-used crypt of a local church. She plans to stay there until after Christmas, when she'll be sixteen and free to leave home for good. The only person she tells about her pregnancy, her plans, and her hiding place is her best friend Stephen. He knows only too well how dangerous the truth can be, if the truth marks you out as 'different'. When the church's vicar discovers them, they think their time is up; but they've discovered his little secret - and will use it against him if he reveals theirs. Overlooked by an angel in the stained glass, these three souls-in-hiding face the choice before them: a life hidden in the safety of shadows, or a life lived freely, fully fledged and in plain sight?
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Meet Sidney Nolan

Meet Sidney Nolan

Yvonne Mes

$16.99
A picture book series about the extraordinary men and women who have shaped Australia's history, including iconic painter Sidney Nolan. Sidney Nolan is one of Australia's most admired and recognised visual artists. This is the story of how he developed his iconic Ned Kelly series of paintings, brought modernist art to Australia and took Australian art to an admiring international audience. From Ned Kelly to Saint Mary MacKillop; Captain Cook to Banjo Paterson, the Meet... series of picture books tells the exciting stories of the men and women who have shaped Australia's history.
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Seeing Things: A Kid's Guide to Looking at Photographs

Seeing Things: A Kid's Guide to Looking at Photographs

Joel Meyerowitz

$35.00
Aimed at children between the ages of nine and twelve, Seeing Things is a wonderful introduction to photography that asks how photographers transform ordinary things into meaningful moments. In this book, acclaimed and beloved photographer Joel Meyerowitz takes readers on a journey through the power and magic of photography: its abilities to freeze time, tell a story, combine several layers into one frame, and record life's fleeting and beautiful moments. The book features the work of masters such as William Eggleston, Mary Ellen Mark, Helen Levitt, and Walker Evans, among many others. Each picture is accompanied by a short commentary, encouraging readers to look closely and use their imagination to understand key ideas in photography such as light, gesture, composition-and, ultimately, how there is wonder all around us when viewed through the lens.
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Snap! Went Chester

Snap! Went Chester

David Miller ,  Tania Cox

$16.99
Chester the crocodile who is a bit bored. Then he discovers it's lots of fun to snap his big jaws at the creatures around him - until one of them snaps back! Tania Cox's playful text and David Miller's stunning collage illustrations make this a read-aloud favourite kids will want to hear again and again.
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Grandpa is Great

Grandpa is Great

$16.99
My grandpa is happy,  He's kind and so fun.  I love my dear grandpa.  He's my number one.    Share the baby animals' fun with their grandpas as they race, dance, make things and play games together.
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Not Bad for a Bad Lad

Not Bad for a Bad Lad

Michael Morpurgo ,  Michael Foreman

$14.99
A powerful and inspiring tale of redemption from the author of WAR HORSE - with a personal introduction to the story from Michael Morpurgo. Includes 'Facts Behind the Story' section. I know a good sort when I see one. That's why I've taken him on. That's why I took you on. When a young lad strays into bad behaviour and thieving, he soon finds himself in Borstal prison for young men, lonely and without hope. But when Mr Alfie, who manages the stables, asks him to care for and tame a damaged horse, both are given a second chance. Could this bad lad 's skill with horses help him follow his dreams?
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My Aussie Dad

My Aussie Dad

Yvonne Morrison ,  Gus Gordon

$15.99
My Aussie Dad is happy, playing cricket on the sand...Even if his time at bat does not go quite as planned. My Aussie Dad likes thinking that his barbie skills are tops...Even if the snags have burst, or if he's burnt the chops! A playful and humorous story of the jovial, the kind, the slightly embarrassing and the wholly lovable Aussie Dad. My Aussie Dad is GREAT! What about yours?
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King Lear: Shakespeare for Everyone

King Lear: Shakespeare for Everyone

Jennifer Mulherin

$16.99
King Lear is one of the most popular of Shakespeare's plays, and this series really brings it to life for those who are new to Shakespeare or who are studying the play at school. The story of how Shakespeare wrote King Lear and how the play fits into his entire body of work are explored in an introductory chapter.
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A Midsummer Night's Dream: Shakespeare for Everyone

A Midsummer Night's Dream: Shakespeare for Everyone

Jennifer Mulherin

$16.99
A Midsummer Night's Dream is one of the most popular of Shakespeare's plays, and this series really brings it to life for those who are new to Shakespeare or who are studying the play at school. The story of how Shakespeare wrote A Midsummer Night's Dream and how the play fits into his entire body of work are explored in an introductory chapter.
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Twelfth Night: Shakespeare for Everyone

Twelfth Night: Shakespeare for Everyone

Jennifer Mulherin

$16.99
Twelfth Night is one of the most popular of Shakespeare's plays, and this series really brings it to life for those who are new to Shakespeare or who are studying the play at school. The story of how Shakespeare wrote Twelfth Night and how the play fits into his entire body of work are explored in an introductory chapter.
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Experimenting with Science

Experimenting with Science

Olivia J. Mullins

$14.95
There’s no better way to learn about the world around you than to test how things work. The experiments in this book help you understand how to test the laws of science while learning more about how the world works.

    *The invisible force of air-test how air moves and how it affects nature
    *Mix up some potions-use household chemicals to create unexpected results
    *How does the brain work?-challenge your perceptions with experiments that test your senses

This book is part of the 'Dummies Junior' initiative, a new series extension from the trusted For Dummies brand that is created to appeal to and educate younger readers. The series applies the core For Dummies approach of presenting complicated topics in a light-hearted and non-intimidating way while adding key changes for the unique needs of this audience, including:

    *A design that is heavy on eye-poppign graphics and focused on the steps to completing a project.
    *A small, full-color, non-intimidating package that instills confidence in the reader
    *A focus on 2-3 basic projects that sets the student on the road to further exploration
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My Dad Used to be So Cool

My Dad Used to be So Cool

Keith Negley

$24.99
Keith Negley's playful and emotional art tells this story of a new father who is no longer the cool guy he once was. He looks back wistfully on his crazy times playing in a band, riding a motorcycle, and getting tattoos. Those days may be behind him, but his young son still thinks he's the coolest guy in the world.Keith Negley is an award-winning editorial illustrator with a penchant for emotionally driven illustration. He's been published in a wide range of major newspapers and national magazines, and is a frequent contributor to the New York Times and New Yorker. He lives in the mountains of Bellingham, Washington, surrounded by rain forests and giant spiders. This is his second book for Flying Eye, following Tough Guys Have Feelings Too!
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Tough Guys (Have Feelings Too)

Tough Guys (Have Feelings Too)

Keith Negley

$24.99
A boldly illustrated picture book read-aloud about how everyone gets sad - ninjas, wrestlers, knights, superheroes, everyone... even daddies have emotions!Did you know wrestlers have feelings? And knights. Even superheroes and ninjas feel sad sometimes. In fact everyone has feelings - especially dads who love their children!Children will love recognizing their feelings in Keith Negley's bold illustrations which accompany a fun-to-read-aloud narrative.Parents can joyfully engage with children in a light-hearted discussion about emotions and how they affect us all!
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The Railway Children

The Railway Children

E. Nesbit

$14.99
When Roberta, Peter and Phyllis' father is taken away and they move to a tiny cottage in the countryside, the only advantage is the nearby railway. Join them on their adventures as they befriend all those who work with the trains, prevent a railway disaster and try to discover the truth behind their father's disappearance. The Railway Children, a much-loved children's classic, was first published in 1906 and has never been out of print.
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Grandpa's Big Adventure

Grandpa's Big Adventure

Paul Newman ,  Tom Jellett

$19.99
A warm and funny story shared by grandfather and grandson, from new-comer PaulaNewman and award-winning illustrator Tom Jellett. With glimpses of water safety and overcoming fears, this book is full of jokes and visual enjoyment for the whole family to read together, and perfect for Father's Day.
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The Curiosity Machine: Billionaire Series #6

The Curiosity Machine: Billionaire Series #6

Richard Newsome

$16.99
With the strange plans for an even stranger machine in his possession, along with a coded message from a long-dead castaway that could be the key to unlocking its secrets, Gerald finds himself at the centre of a web of mystery and danger. Masked gunmen have taken over his luxury yacht. His parents have been kidnapped. And one of his closest friends has betrayed him. His old enemy Sir Mason Green seems to be pulling all the strings. Or is he? Gerald, Ruby, Sam and Felicity take off on their final exciting adventure, from glaciers to jungles and the depths of the Pacific Ocean to an island teeming with the most bizarre creatures on earth.
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Bush Bolts: Starlight Stables #3

Bush Bolts: Starlight Stables #3

Soraya Nicholas

$12.99
Poppy is thrilled that her best friend Sarah is finally coming to visit Starlight Stables. She is sure that Sarah will love it all as much as she does - especially Poppy's beautiful pony, Crystal, and her horse-mad friends, fiery Milly and sweet Katie. But it soon becomes clear that Sarah doesn't share Poppy's love of horses and riding - in fact, she's more interested in helping Poppy's uncle with some injured animals. When a bushfire erupts nearby, Poppy finds herself fighting not only to save her friendship but also to save her beloved Starlight Stables. Will she lose everything she loves? An exciting and enjoyable Australian series about friendship and adventures of three horse-crazy girls.
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Starlight Stables: Starlight Stables #4

Starlight Stables: Starlight Stables #4

Soraya Nicholas

$12.99
Poppy's world is falling apart. Her aunt and uncle have had an ominous visit from the bank and they have lost an important riding sponsor. It means they might have to sell Starlight Stables. Could Poppy be about to lose everything - her beloved Starlight Stables, her beautiful horse Crystal, her friends Milly and Katie. And will her aunt have to give up her Olympic dreams? Poppy is determined to do everything she can to help. She just has to win the upcoming show-jumping competition so she can give them the prize money. But it means she will have to jump higher than she ever has before to save everything she loves. An exciting and enjoyable Australian series about the friendship and adventures of three horse-crazy girls.
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Pandamonia

Pandamonia

Chris Owen ,  Chris Nixon

$24.99
When visiting the zoo, whatever you do, DON'T WAKE THE PANDA! Join in the fantastic fun as one grumpy panda sets off a frenzy of wild partying.
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Crusts

Crusts

Danny Parker ,  Matt Ottley

$24.99
Jacob is just one of millions who won't eat their crusts. But he is one in a million when it comes to bright ideas. When tiny creatures from a distant crumbling planet seek Jacob's help, he sets out to do what he can with his big box of uneaten crusts. A story about crusts and intergalactic travel by powerhouse creative duo Danny Parker and Matt Ottley.
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Bicycling to the Moon

Bicycling to the Moon

Timo Parvela

$15.99
Purdy the cat and Barker the dog live together in a sky-blue house on top of a hill. But while the two friends share a house, they are as different as cat and dog can be. Purdy has big dreams, while Barker likes to potter in the garden. Purdy likes to eat fish, but it is Barker who must scoop them from the lake for dinner. Their days together bring quarrels and contradictions, as they work out how friendship can win out in the end.
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The Terrific Times Tables Book

The Terrific Times Tables Book

Kate Petty ,  Jennie Maizels

$27.99
A brilliantly interactive book that makes times tables fun! Lift the flaps and pull the tabs to learn all the times tables up to twelve. Join Noah as he counts the animals into the ark, help an octopus work out how many shoes she has and find the secret times tables hidden in the sweet factory.
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50 Things You Should Know About Space

50 Things You Should Know About Space

Raman Prinja

$18.99
What exactly goes on at the International Space Station and why does the Earth spin? Just how big is our galaxy and how did the Moon form? From constellations to space shuttles, Space is as endlessly fascinating as the Universe itself. Discover everything you ever wanted to know about space missions, colliding galaxies, light years, solar eclipses, the surface of the Sun and much, much more in this exciting title. Packed with facts and figures, you'll also find out about astronomers, astronauts and scientists and how their incredible jobs have enabled us to learn so much about our Universe.
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Goodnight Woods (Book & Decal Set)

Goodnight Woods (Book & Decal Set)

Jess Racklyeft

$16.95
As night falls in The Goodnight Woods, woodland friends prepare for bed. A delightful and simple story mirroring bedtime rituals for young children.

Decorate your child's bedroom wall, then read them The Goodnight Woods story watched over by their favourite woodland friends.

Early learning board book with a simple and sweet night time message making it the perfect bedtime story.

Removable decal featuring characters from the story is the perfect way to decorate a nursery or children's bedroom.

The design comes in separate pieces allowing parents to choose the final look of their own decal scene.The perfect gift for infants and young children.
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Augustus and His Smile

Augustus and His Smile

Catherine Rayner

$19.99
Augustus the tiger was sad. And he had lost his smile. So he did a huge tigery stretch and set off to find it. Stunning illustrations celebrate the beauty of the world and the simple happiness it brings us when we open our eyes to it. An imaginative book for children who love to explore the world around them.
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When Everything Feels Like the Movies

When Everything Feels Like the Movies

Raziel Reid

$18.99
Everyone wanted to break me. But stars aren't broken, they explode. And I was the ultimate supernova. My name was Jude. They called me Judy. I was beautiful either way. School was basically a movie set. We were all just playing our parts. The Crew, the Extras, the Movie Stars. No one was ever real... especially me. I didn't fit any category. All the girls watched me - I could walk so much better than them in heels, and my make-up was always flawless. All the boys wanted to, well, you know... even if they didn't admit it. They loved me, they hated me, but they could never ignore me. I only had eyes for Luke. A red carpet rolled out from my heart towards him and this year, on Valentine's Day, I was going to walk that carpet and find my mark next to him. It would be like a dream. But my dream was going to turn into a nightmare. This is my story. #WEFLTM
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Ada's Ideas: The Story of Ada Lovelace, the World's First Computer Programmer

Ada's Ideas: The Story of Ada Lovelace, the World's First Computer Programmer

Fiona Robinson

$24.99
Ada Lovelace (1815-1852) was the daughter of Lord Byron, a poet and Anna Isabella Milbanke, a mathematician. Her parents separated when she was young and her mother insisted on a logic-focused education, rejecting Byron's mad love of poetry, but Ada remained fascinated with her father and considered mathematics poetical science. Via her friendship with inventor Charles Babbage, she became involved in programming his Analytical Engine, a precursor to the computer, thus becoming the world's first computer programmer. This picture book biography of Ada Lovelace is a compelling portrait of a woman who saw the potential for numbers to make art.
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The Tiny Guitar: Chook Doolan #4

The Tiny Guitar: Chook Doolan #4

James Roy ,  Lucinda Gifford

$7.99
Chook Doolan has a brand-new ukulele - just like Eddie Two-hats!

Chook Doolan can't wait to show his new ukulele to his friend Eddie Two-hats. But Eddie isn't busking in his normal spot. Where can he be? And will Chook be able to help him?

    *Perfectly pitched for emergent readers with simple sentence structure, short chapters, B&W illustrations, large font and white space, all designed for easy and well-supported reading.

    *Written by well-known award-winning author James Roy.

    *Funny, accessible and relatable - Chook Doolan focuses on the concerns and interests of kids (mainly boys) aged 5+. Story focuses on friends, family, community and being brave. Great for developing emotional intelligence.
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Chook Doolan Saves the Day: Chook Doolan #3

Chook Doolan Saves the Day: Chook Doolan #3

James Roy ,  Lucinda Gifford

$7.99
Chook Doolan doesn't want to play soccer. It's scary. Especially when Ashton Findus and Marty Petrovic are on the team. Can Chook ever be brave enough to play soccer?

    *Perfectly pitched for emergent readers with simple sentence structure, short chapters, B&W illustrations, large font and white space, all designed for easy and well-supported reading.

    *Written by well-known award-winning author James Roy.

    *Funny, accessible and relatable - Chook Doolan focuses on the concerns and interests of kids (mainly boys) aged 5+.Story focuses on friends, family, community and being brave. Great for developing emotional intelligence.
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The Bad Decisions Playlist

The Bad Decisions Playlist

Michael Rubens

$19.99
A stranger rolls onto town, and everything changes... especially for Austin Methune, when the stranger turns out to be his father, presumed dead, and his father turns our to be Shane Tucker, a bigtime musician - just the role Austin wants for himself. Austin has a long history of getting himself in trouble, with the assistance of weed, inertia and indifference. And he's in deep trouble now - the deepest ever. He's talented, though. Maybe his famous father will help him turn his life around and realise his musical dream. But maybe Austin has inherited more than talent from Shane, who also does drugs, screws up and drops out. Austin is a wickedly funny tour guide to his own bad decisions and their consequences as he is dragged, kicking and screaming, toward adulthood.
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Meet Weary Dunlop

Meet Weary Dunlop

Claire Saxby

$16.99
A picture book series about the extraordinary men and women who have shaped Australia's history, including World War II hero Sir Edward 'Weary' Dunlop. Sir Edward Weary' Dunlop was an Australian Army surgeon during World War II. This is the story of how Weary's bravery and compassion helped to save the lives and bolster the spirits of fellow prisoners of war on the ThaiuBurma Railway. From Ned Kelly to Saint Mary MacKillop, Captain Cook to Banjo Paterson, the Meet a series of picture books tells the exciting stories of the men and women who have shaped Australia's history.
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Flip Flap Pets

Flip Flap Pets

Axel Scheffler

$15.99
Little readers will adore flipping Axel Scheffler's animals again and again to see what crazy creatures they can create - and to find out what strange noises they make too!

What do you get if you cross a snake with a cat? It's a cake, of course! And how about a tortoise with a fish? Why, that's a tortish! With its sturdy, split pages and spiral binding, over 100 possible combinations, silly names and animal noises to make you giggle, this hilarious rhyming flip-flap book in a fun format is perfect for pre-schoolers. Little readers will adore flipping Axel Scheffler's animals again and again to see what crazy creatures they can create - and to find out what strange noises they make too! A very silly but absolutely engaging book that will charm the whole family.
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This Book Thinks You're a Scientist: Imagine, Experiment, Create

This Book Thinks You're a Scientist: Imagine, Experiment, Create

Harriet Russell

$21.99
This book Thinks You're a Scientist explores seven key scientific areas in the Science Museum's new interactive gallery for children: force and motion, electricity and magnetism, earth and space, light, matter, sound and mathematics. Each spread centres on an open-ended question or activity, with space on the page for the child to write, draw or interact with the book. Imagine dogs are magnetic! Design how you would make a book fly. Write a new robot language. The book ends with a section for children to record their own guided independent investigations, including surveys and experiment logs.
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Nathalia Buttface and the Embarrassing Camp Catastrophe

Nathalia Buttface and the Embarrassing Camp Catastrophe

Nigel Smith

$14.99
The laugh-out-loud funny girl-series returns. This time Nat's off on a geography field trip. It should be a chance to get away, but Embarrassing Dad's not far behind. Unfortunately! From TV and radio comedy writing talent Nigel Smith. Nat's class is going on a week-long field trip to hunt for fossils. Cue: mouldy log cabins, potholing, map reading and more totally boring 'geography stuff' - all the things that Nat hates...and Dad loves! Of COURSE he volunteers to come along on the trip as a parent helper. Normally Nat would strictly forbid Dad's attendance BUT he's finally applied for a 'proper' job - teaching survival skills to juvenile delinquents - which will keep him busy and stop him interfering in her life! If all goes well on this trip, he'll definitely get the job. Nat just needs to keep Dad away from the canoes...and anything involving a zip wire, oh and perhaps they shouldn't venture up the rather treacherous-looking mountain Bleak Peak during the strongest storm of all time...
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Some Birds

Some Birds

Matt Spink

$24.99
Some birds are big! Some birds are small. And some birds are just incredibly TALL... But what about all the others? Find out in this joyful celebration of birds and freedom, packed with wit and humour and with wonderfully fresh jewel-like illustrations. Matt Spink's debut picture book is, quite simply, glorious!
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Wild Swans

Wild Swans

Jessica Spotswood

$15.99
The summer before Ivy's senior year is going to be golden-all bonfires, barbeques, and spending time with her best friends. For once, she will just get to be. No summer classes, none of Granddad's intense expectations to live up to the family name. For generations, the Milbourn women have lead extraordinary lives-and died young and tragically. Granddad calls it a legacy, but Ivy considers it a curse. Why else would her mother have run off and abandoned her as a child? But when her mother unexpectedly returns home with two young daughters in tow, all of the stories Ivy wove to protect her heart start to unravel. The very people she once trusted now speak in lies. And all of Ivy's ambition and determination cannot defend her against the secrets of the Milbourn past...
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Phoebe and Digger

Phoebe and Digger

Tricia Springstubb ,  Jeff Newman

$16.99
With a new baby taking up Mama s time and attention, what will happen when Phoebe needs her? When Mama got a new baby, Phoebe got a new digger. And when Mama is busy with the baby, Phoebe and Digger are busy, too: Waa! says the baby. Rmm! says Digger. Poop! goes the baby. Rmm! says Digger. Finally, Mama says it s time to go to the park, the one with real dirt and while Mama and the baby sit on the boring bench, Phoebe and Digger happily build and knock down and dig things up. That is, until a big girl comes by, a kid with mean teeth and grabby hands. Phoebe tries everything she can, but what if she never gets Digger back? Comical illustrations and a spot-on story are sure to make readers of all ages smile in recognition.
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Heidi

Heidi

Johanna Spyri ,  Maja Dusikova

$34.99
Johanna Spyri's classic tale is brought to life with beautiful illustrations from Maja Dusikova in what is sure to become a picture book classic! The story of Heidi is as fresh today as it was when it was written. It s impossible not to love the little girl who scrambles through mountain meadows with the goats and Peter, brings joy (and soft rolls) to the blind grandmother and restores hope and love to Grandfather. Published in cooperation with the esteemed Swiss publisher NordSud and illustrated with glowing watercolors by the internationally acclaimed artist Maja Dusikova, this beautiful classic is sure to become a favorite.
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Blue, the Builder's Dog

Blue, the Builder's Dog

Jen Storer ,  Andrew Joyner

$24.99
Meet Blue, the Builder's Dog. On the construction site, he's part of the team. He guards the tools, signs the concrete slabs and keeps stickybeaks away. But Blue doesn't have a house of his own. The builder has one. The chippie has one. The architect and the big bosses have one. So he decides to quit and build one himself...
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Girl Online: On Tour

Girl Online: On Tour

Zoe Sugg

$19.99
The sequel to the number-one bestseller Girl Online. Penny's bags are packed ...When Noah invites Penny on his European music tour, she can't wait to spend time with her rock-god-tastic boyfriend. But, between Noah's jam-packed schedule, less-than-welcoming bandmates and threatening messages from jealous fans, Penny wonders whether she's really cut out for life on tour. She can't help but miss her family, her best friend Elliot ...and her blog, Girl Online. Can Penny learn to balance life and love on the road, or will she lose everything in pursuit of the perfect summer?
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Lily and the Fairy House

Lily and the Fairy House

Jane Tanner

$14.99
Lily knows that fairies live near the gum tree. She has created a fairy house with a rose petal bed and a gum leaf table, and today she is preparing a fairy party ...But will the fairies come and play? Lily and the Fairy House is pure wish-fulfilment, a magical fairy book for girls of all ages. The perfect companion to the bestselling Isabella's Secret.
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First Book About the Orchestra

First Book About the Orchestra

Sam Taplin ,  Sean Longcroft

$29.99
Young children can discover the magic of the orchestra with this sound book. Each page has an embedded button to press to hear instruments from brass to drums, as well as the whole orchestra playing together. There are snippets of information about each instrument and a QR link to listen to the complete piece of music online.
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Lift-The-Flap Fairy Tales: Jack and the Beanstalk

Lift-The-Flap Fairy Tales: Jack and the Beanstalk

Nick Sharratt ,  Stephen Tucker

$16.99
In Lift-the-Flap Fairy Tales:Jack and the Beanstalk, the traditional fairy tale is retold in irreverent, playful rhyme that's perfect for reading aloud, and brilliantly accompanied by Nick Sharratt's bright and vibrant illustrations. There are flaps to lift and pop-up surprises on every page: make the beanstalk grow up into the clouds, be brave and open the doors to the giant's castle, and watch his feet pop up out of the compost heap as he comes tumbling down from the sky! Includes a free audio CD read by Anna Chancellor, with two tracks: listen to the story alone, or follow along with the book by turning the pages when you hear the chime.
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Lift-The-Flap Fairy Tales: The Three Little Pigs

Lift-The-Flap Fairy Tales: The Three Little Pigs

Nick Sharratt ,  Stephen Tucker

$16.99
In Lift-the-Flap Fairy Tales:The Three Little Pigs, the traditional fairy tale is retold in irreverent, playful rhyme that's perfect for reading aloud, and brilliantly accompanied by Nick Sharratt's bright and vibrant illustrations. There are flaps to lift and pop-up surprises on every page: see what happens when the wolf huffs and puffs, be quick and close the doors and windows in the house of bricks, and watch the page pop up as the big bad wolf comes falling down the chimney! Includes a free audio CD read by Anna Chancellor, with two tracks: listen to the story alone, or follow along with the book by turning the pages when you hear the chime.
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Why Don't We All Live Together Anymore?: Big Issues for Little People After a Family Break-Up

Why Don't We All Live Together Anymore?: Big Issues for Little People After a Family Break-Up

Emma Waddington ,  Christopher McCurry ,  Louis Thomas

$19.99
Learn how to: Cope with difficult questions around sensitive subjectsReason with anxietiesAcknowledge and move on from anger This revolutionary series, written by two child psychologists, provides the perfect platform to explore a broad range of family issues and questions that children have as they grow up and try to make sense of the world around them. Each illustrated spread poses important, questions commonly-asked after a family break-up, such as: "Why is Daddy not at home any more?", "Are you ever getting back together?" and "Where am I going to live?", which help children to discuss their feelings and understand others as they become aware of changes in the home. Includes explanations and advice for parents and carers throughout.
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Rosco vs. the Baby

Rosco vs. the Baby

Lindsay Ward

$24.99
In this adorable new picture book by Lindsay Ward, the classic rivalry between dog and new baby comes to vivid life as an overwhelmingly cute battle for their attention ensues. Rosco the family dog is the heavyweight champion of 17 Parkwood Avenue until a new baby comes home, and it s on. Rosco vs. the Baby: Round 1. Rosco does not like the new baby, and he is determined to maintain his place as alpha within the household. But Rosco has underestimated his opponent. This baby will not be tamed, will not step aside, unreasonably refuses to stand down and find another home. Enough is enough! Rosco takes action. Baby retaliates. Two heavyweights. One house. Rosco has met his match. But will they call a truce?
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Tom the Outback Mailman

Tom the Outback Mailman

Kristin Weidenbach

$16.99
Tom Kruse was a real Australian hero. He delivered the mail to outback stations and towns all along the Birdsville Track. It was a tough job, but Tom was even tougher, making sure that the mail got through no matter what. Based on her bestselling book, Mailman of the Birdsville Track, Kristin Weidenbach has written a lively, engaging version for younger readers, capturing the humour, excitement and ingenuity of a classic slice of Australia's fast-vanishing history. Timothy Ide is a South Australian illustrator with a genuine feel for the beauty and hardship of life in the Australian outback.
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Meet Banjo Paterson

Meet Banjo Paterson

Kristin Weidenbach

$16.99
A picture book series about the extraordinary men and women who have shaped Australia's history, including the bush poet Banjo Paterson. Banjo Paterson is one of Australia's most loved poets. This is the story of how he came to write his legendary ballads The Man from Snowy River' and Waltzing Matilda'. From Ned Kelly to Saint Mary MacKillop; Captain Cook to Banjo Paterson, the Meet... series of picture books tells the exciting stories of the men and women who have shaped Australia's history.
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Home Lab: Exciting Experiments for Budding Scientists

Home Lab: Exciting Experiments for Budding Scientists

DK

$29.99
Stir up some sticky slime, build a Solar System with rubber bands, power a speed boat using soap, and construct an erupting volcano, all with Home Lab, exciting experiments for budding scientists. Including a foreword by Professor Robert Winston, Home Lab is packed with 28 brilliant projects, using clear step-by-step instructions, everyday ingredients that can be found around the house and amazing photography to guide you from start to finish. Plus fact-filled panels explain the science behind every experiment, as well as real-world examples providing a context to better understand scientific principles. Perfect for budding scientists and crafters, Home Lab will keep children entertained for hours.
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All My Treasures: A Book of Joy

All My Treasures: A Book of Joy

Jo Witek ,  Christine Roussey

$21.99
When a girl receives a beautiful porcelain box from her grandmother, she immediately wants something special to put inside it. But what could it be? What does she love best? She loves jumping in puddles on rainy days, blowing bubbles in the park and watching her little sister's first steps. As it turns out, life's most precious treasures cannot be contained in a box! With a gentle message about the immateriality of happiness, this story reminds us to take pleasure in everyday moments. The book is beautifully packaged with a sparkly die-cut star on the cover, and flaps throughout reveal hidden surprises. The bestselling Growing Hearts series explores all facets of emotional maturity for toddlers - from expecting a sibling to dealing with childhood fears.
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Granny Grommet and Me

Granny Grommet and Me

Dianne Wolfer ,  Karen Blair

$16.99
My granny and her friends go to the beach, and I go too

When they hit the surf, they duck and dive and twist and turn. It looks like lots of fun. But I don't want to go in the water. There are strange things under the waves... A lovely story about the relationship between a granny and grandchild, overcoming fears and discovering wonderfully strange things.

Short-listed, Early Childhood category, Children's Book Council Australia Book of the Year Awards, 2014 Perfect read for summer. Includes "Granny Grommet's Beach Tips" at the end of the story.
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The Young Performing Horse

The Young Performing Horse

John Yeoman ,  Quentin Blake

$18.99
Twins Vicky and Bertie buy a horse at an auction, but this is no ordinary horse, this is a Young Performing Horse. He learns his sums at school with them and even performs alongside them in London when they set off to make their fortune on the stage. Is there no end to the Young Performing Horse's talents?
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Sweet Petite

Sweet Petite

Poh Ling Yeow ,  Sarah Rich

$24.99
Sweet Petite is a wonderful children's story about a loveable guinea pig who adores cakes. Written by Poh Ling Yeow and illustrated by Sarah Rich, this is a delightful tale of finding friendship. In the book Sweet Petite learns that friendship is about allowing your friends the freedom to be who they are. Poh and Sarah also include a few of their favourite, sweet recipes, to share with family and friends.
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Get Coding!: Learn HTML, CSS & JavaScript & Build a Website, App & Game

Get Coding!: Learn HTML, CSS & JavaScript & Build a Website, App & Game

Young Rewired State ,  Duncan Beedie

$16.99
Learn how to write code and then build your own website, app and game using HTML, CSS and JavaScript in this essential guide to coding for kids from expert organization Young Rewired State. Over 6 fun missions learn the basic concepts of coding or computer programming and help Professor Bairstone and Dr Day keep the Monk Diamond safe from dangerous jewel thieves. In bite-size chunks learn important real-life coding skills and become a technology star of the future. Young Rewired State is a global community that aims to get kids coding and turn them into the technology stars of the future.
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Say it!

Say it!

Charlotte Zolotow ,  Charlotte Voake

$16.99
A very sweet, intimate portrayal of a mother-daughter relationship from two incredibly well-respected picture book creators. On a golden, windy autumn day, a mother and a daughter go walking among the swirling leaves. As they share little adventures together - seeing a kitten, noticing the leaves' colours, watching the setting sun colouring the clouds - the little girl keeps urging her mother to Say it. What it is isn't revealed until the last page of the book... and, it turns out for both mother and daughter, it was being said all along.
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