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The Marvellous Fluffy Squishy Itty Bitty

The Marvellous Fluffy Squishy Itty Bitty

Beatrice Alemagna

$27.99

Eddie knows her mum would love a Fluffy Squishy Itty Bitty for her birthday. The only problem is that she doesn't know what a Fluffy Squishy Itty Bitty is, or where to find one! Join Eddie as she tours the whole town, trying to track down the perfect present.
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My Dad's the Best

My Dad's the Best

Nicholas Allan

$17.99

From the creator of The Queen's Knickers comes a hilarious and charming look at what makes each dad different, and why dads are the very best! This dad can't sing like a pop star or cook like a chef...but, he can help with tricky homework, tell amazing bedtime stories and give the best piggybacks! Find out what else makes dads the best in this special celebration of fathers everywhere! Both children and adults will love this hilarious insight into the special relationship between father and child.
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The Man with the Messy Hair

The Man with the Messy Hair

Pamela Allen

$24.99

There was a man with messy hair. He liked the mess. He didn't care. But his messy hair soon got him into all sorts of trouble! Perfect for acting and reading aloud, here is a fabulous new story from the inimitable Pamela Allen that children, their parents and their teachers will turn to time and time again.
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Matisse: King of Colour

Matisse: King of Colour

Laurence Anholt

$16.95

This is the sixth title in the highly-successful Anholt's Artists series about great painters. Each book tells the story of real meetings between a world-famous artist and a child who inspired him in his work, with reproductions of some of the artist's most famous works. This book describes the close relationship between Matisse and Monique, a young girl who wants to become a nun. Matisse develops a sketch drawn by Monique into a set of stained-glass windows and starts raising money to build a chapel for the nuns at Vence, in south-west France. Finally one morning when the chapel is finished, Monique sees the special magic of Matisse's design: when the sun's rays creep into the chapel, transforming its black and white interior into a fantastic sea of blue and green light!
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Alpha

Alpha

Isabelle Arsenault

$24.95

Alpha, Bravo, Charlie... Since 1956, whenever time and clarity are of the essence, everyone from fire fighters to air traffic controllers has spelled out messages using the NATO phonetic alphabet. Now, with equal precision - infused with a singular wit and whimsy - the award-winning Isabelle Arsenault, illustrator of Jane, the Fox, and Me, interprets this internationally recognized code and makes it her own. From the elegant Tango to the enigmatic Echo, from the humorous Kilo to the haunting Romeo and Juliet, the striking art in this remarkable ABC book elicits laughter and curiosity, calls up endless associations, and will draw the reader back again and again.
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A Rock is Lively

A Rock is Lively

Dianna Hutts Aston ,  Sylvia Long

$12.95

From the creators of the award-winning An Egg Is Quiet, A Seed Is Sleepy, A Butterfly Is Patient and A Nest Is Noisy comes this gorgeous and informative introduction to the fascinating world of rocks. From dazzling blue Lapis Lazuli to volcanic Snowflake Obsidian, an incredible variety of rocks are showcased in all their splendor. Poetic in voice and elegant in design, this book introduces an array of facts, making it equally perfect for classroom sharing and family reading.
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Two Tengu Tales from Japan

Two Tengu Tales from Japan

Duncan Ball ,  David Allan

$19.99

Japanese folklore is full of stories about the tengu, magical beings who grant wishes to those who ask them. But watch out-wishes don't always turn out as you expected! In this lively, engaging retelling of two fantastic tengu tales, Duncan Ball introduces young readers to the folk world of old Japan, while David Allan's beautiful illustrations set an atmosphere inspired by classic Japanese art.
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In the Skin of a Monster

In the Skin of a Monster

Kathryn Barker

$17.99

ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- A few years ago, Alice's identical twin sister took a gun to school in their small Australian town and shot dead seven other students, before turning the gun on herself. Alice, understandably, is not coping with all the guilt and recriminations, and her presence only reminds the community of what was lost. Further exacerbating the situation, a photo was taken that has become the iconic image of evil, a girl in a school uniform smiling over her weapon, and two movies made that exploited the horror of the event. Then one day Alice sees her sister, and that catapults her into another reality, one where the nightmares of the town are dangerously existent. There she meets a monster and a heart-stoppingly handsome boy, and together they have to survive, and help others make their way through, while not revealing the treacherous secrets they each carry. A very interesting premise; my teenage niece enjoyed it! Lindy

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Caught in a dreamscape, mistaken for a killer... will Alice find a way home?. Three years ago, Alice's identical twin sister took a gun to school and killed seven innocent kids; now Alice wears the same face as a monster. She's struggling with her identity, and with life in the small Australian town where everyone was touched by the tragedy. Just as Alice thinks things can't get much worse, she encounters her sister on a deserted highway. But all is not what it seems, and Alice soon discovers that she has stepped into a different reality, a dream world, where she's trapped with the nightmares of everyone in the community. Here Alice is forced to confront the true impact of everything that happened the day her twin sister took a gun to school... and to reveal her own secret to the boy who hates her most.
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The Princess and the Pony

The Princess and the Pony

Kate Beaton

$14.95

Fall in love with a teeny-tiny, roly-poly, cutie pie of a farting pony in this wickedly funny tale from Kate Beaton, the artist behind the comic phenomenon Hark! A Vagrant. Princess Pinecone knows exactly what she wants for her birthday this year. Not a cosy sweater like always, but a horse: a big horse, a strong horse, a horse fit for a Warrior Princess! But when the day arrives, Pinecone doesn't quite get the horse of her dreams...Brave Viking warriors and big surprises abound in this laugh-out-loud title.
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Quest

Quest

Aaron Becker ,  Aaron Becker

$16.95

A follow-up to Aaron Becker's Caldecott Honor picture book debut, Journey, this is another visually stunning, wordless adventure story featuring two friends and their magical markers. In the city park, the pair are startled by the sudden appearance of a king, who thrusts into their hands a map and some strange objects. But before he can explain, the king is captured by enemy forces and whisked back into his enchanted world. Just like that, the girl and boy are caught up in a wild dash to rescue the mysterious monarch. They embark on a quest to unlock the puzzle of the map and, they hope, save the king and his people from darkness...Taking readers further into the realms of the imagination and beyond, Journey lovers and new fans alike will be thrilled to be swept into this captivating, luminous story.
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The Dark Light

The Dark Light

Julia Bell

$14.99

'Ten minutes to midnight!' Jonathan shouts over the sound of the blazing fire. Sparks rise into the sky and mingle with the stars. 'Only ten minutes!' Bevins says, falling down on his knees. 'So it begins.' Rebekah has lived on the island her whole life, and it's only now that she's starting to wonder what she might experience outside her strict religious community. Alex has been sent to the island to escape her dark past, and through her eyes it's a dark and sinister place. Thrown together by chance, Rebekah and Alex strike up an unlikely friendship and it's together that they attempt to break free of their worlds and make a world of their own. But when a kiss between the girls is witnessed by an islander there is no escape they can make - the Rapture is coming for them all.
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Massive

Massive

Julia Bell

$19.99

Weight has always been a big issue in Carmen's life. Not surprising when her mum is obsessed with the idea that thin equals beauty, thin equals success, thin equals the way to get what you want. And somehow her daughter is going to be thin. When her mother sweeps her off to live in the city, Carmen finds her old world disappearing. With everything to gain and absolutely nothing to lose. Carmen starts to ask: if she was thin, very thin, could it all be different?
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Emmy & Oliver

Emmy & Oliver

Robin Benway

$19.99

Oliver's absence split us wide open, dividing our neighborhood along a fault line strong enough to cause an earthquake. An earthquake would have been better. At least during an earthquake, you understand why you're shaking. Emmy and Oliver were going to be best friends forever, or maybe even more, before their futures were ripped apart. But now Oliver is back, and he's not the skinny boy-next-door that used to be Emmy's best friend. Now he's the boy who got kidnapped. A stranger - a totally hot stranger! - with a whole history that Emmy knows nothing about. But is their story still meant to be? Or are they like the pieces of two different puzzles - impossible to fit together?
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Calvin Can't Fly: The Story of a Bookworm Birdie

Calvin Can't Fly: The Story of a Bookworm Birdie

Jennifer Berne ,  Keith Bendis

$10.99

Calvin is one unusual starling! While his siblings and cousins learn to fly, this rare bird lets his imagination soar while reading about pirates, dinosaurs, and other fascinating things. The other birds call him geeky beaky, but Calvin just ruffles his feathers and buries his beak in a book. Yet, when it comes time to migrate, poor Calvin suddenly realizes he can't fly! His sisters, brothers, and cousins carry him into the air. But on their way south, the winds blow hard, the trees bend, and the air starts to smell strange. It's a hurricane, and only Calvin can save the day - because he has read all about it! Witty illustrations, an endearing hero, and a delightful story - now new in paperback - make this a true celebration of the pleasures (and importance) of reading!
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Pig and Pug

Pig and Pug

Lynne Berry ,  Gemma Correll

$24.99

Pig and Pug are petite and portable pets-one in a pocket, one in a purse. They are also two spunky spirits: Pug, rather pugnacious; Pig, a bit pigheaded. When these two meet, bickering, chasing, and even some mud wrestling ensue. But after some creative compromises, Pig and Pug manage to settle their differences and become friends...at least for the time being.
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The Fabulous Foskett Family Circus

The Fabulous Foskett Family Circus

John Yeoman ,  Quentin Blake

$17.99

Roll up, roll up for the Fabulous Foskett Family Circus! There's Milly and Willy who perform with young Fred, who does a back flip and lands on his head. Uncle Phoenix Foskett who blows smoke rings, Jess and Bess with their conjuring tricks, not to mention singing dogs and birds and performing parrots. Quentin Blake originally created the eccentric and multi-talented Foskett family to decorate a hospital ward. Combined here with a specially commissioned text by John Yeoman they now star in their own glorious book, which will be enjoyed and treasured by readers of all ages.
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The Very Noisy Bear

The Very Noisy Bear

Nick Bland

$16.99

The Very Cranky Bear and his friends are back! There's music in the air in the Jingle Jangle Jungle! Can Bear's friends help him find the perfect instrument to play?
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Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret

Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret

Judy Blume

$14.99

Life isn't easy for Margaret. She's moved away from her childhood home, she's starting a new school, finding new friends - and she's convinced she's not normal. For a start she hasn't got a clue whether she wants to be Jewish like her father or Christian like her mother. Everyone else seems really sure of who they are. And, worst of all, she's a 'late developer'. She just knows that all her friends are going to need a bra before she does. It's too embarrassing to talk to her parents about these things. So she talks to God instead - and waits for an answer...
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Tiger Eyes

Tiger Eyes

Judy Blume

$14.99

Davey's father has been murdered - and the aftermath is causing her family to fall apart. Her heartbroken mum plucks them up and takes them to stay with her prim and proper aunt in Los Alamos. Davey escapes the claustrophobic house by cycling up to the canyon, where she meets a mysterious older boy called Wolf: intense, brooding and also about to lose someone close to him. But falling for someone won't make her dad come back - there are no easy answers when you need to stick your broken family back together... Tiger Eyes is bestselling author Judy Blume's most powerful, raw and emotional novel.
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The Game of Love and Death

The Game of Love and Death

Martha Brockenbrough

$16.99

Flora and Henry were born a few blocks from each other, innocent of the forces that might keep a white boy and an African American girl apart; years later they meet again and their mutual love of music sparks an even more powerful connection. But what Flora and Henry don't know is that they are pawns in a game played by the eternal adversaries Love and Death, here brilliantly reimagined as two extremely sympathetic and fascinating characters. Can their hearts and their wills overcome not only their earthly circumstances, but forces that have battled throughout history?
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Nursery Rhymes

Nursery Rhymes

Felicity Brooks ,  Richard Johnson

$34.99

A luxury gift edition of some of the best known nursery rhymes including Humpty Dumpty, The Grand Old Duke of York and Hey Diddle Diddle. A fully illustrated, hardback book, this is clothbound and finished with gold details in a traditional style. A sturdy slipcase protects the cover, making this a gift to treasure for many years.
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One Gorilla: A Counting Book

One Gorilla: A Counting Book

Anthony Browne

$12.95

In this elegant 1-10 counting board book, Anthony Browne out-does himself with a vivid presentation of primates from gorillas to gibbons, macaques to mandrills, ring-tailed lemurs to spider monkeys. With his striking palette, exquisite attention to detail and quirky flair for facial expressions, the former children's laureate slyly extends the basic number concept into a look at similarities and differences - portraying an extended family we can all count ourselves part of, and a home planet that we should all try to protect.
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A Little Bush Maid

A Little Bush Maid

Mary Grant Bruce

$14.99

Enjoyed by generations of young Australians since its publication in 9 0, A Little Bush Maid is the ultimate, idyllic tale of an adventurous girl growing up in the Australian bush. Billabong, a large cattle and sheep property in the Australian countryside, is home to twelve-year-old Norah Linton, her widowed father and her older brother, Jim. Norah's prim and proper aunts, who live in the city, consider she is in danger of growing up wild - riding all over Billabong on her beloved pony, Bobs, helping with mustering, and joining in all the holiday fun when Jim and his friends come home from boarding school. A fishing trip results in unexpected drama when they discover a mysterious stranger camped in the bush. Who is this stranger and why is he there? Norah's resourcefulness is tested to the full!
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For Holly

For Holly

Tanya Byrne

$19.99

Lola Durand hates her stepmother. It's a cliche but it's true. Lola Durand can't get through to her father. He never wants to talk about the things that matter: why they had to move to Paris, why he had to marry evil Agatha, and how they can get through the heartache of her mother's death together. If he won't listen, she'll show him. She'll show him the truth about his new wife and then her life can go back to normal, just the way she likes it. Lola Durand knows a secret about her stepmother. She's going to share it.
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Lion Practice

Lion Practice

Emma Carlisle

$14.99

Laura loves to practise. She's been a kangaroo, a parrot and a crocodile - but nothing beats lion practice! It's fun to leap, and run and roar really loud, isn't it? Laura's patient parents aren't so sure. So when Laura takes a lion-sized leap too far, she gets a telling off. But like all good lions, Laura soon bounces back and it isn't very long before her Mum, Dad and baby brother are joining in the game. A warm, funny and reassuring book, which celebrates the joy of imaginative play and the importance of patience and family love. A lively debut from a brand new picture book talent.
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The Last Ever After

The Last Ever After

Soman Chainani

$14.99

Can Agatha and Sophie find the perfect ending to their story in this epic conclusion to this bestselling series. Once best friends, Agatha and Sophie were pulled apart like strangers, each in the arms of a boy, Good with Good, Evil with Evil...is their friendship lost forever after...But as they settle into their new lives, their story begs to be re-written, and this time, theirs isn't the only one. With the girls apart, Evil has taken over and the villains of the past have come back to change their tales and turn the world of Good and Evil upside down. With Evers being murdered and Nevers reigning supreme, the girls need to restore the balance, find the end to their story, and-hopefully-become friends again
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My First Kitten

My First Kitten

Lisa Chimes ,  Tina Burke

$14.99

Hi! I'm Dr Lisa Chimes. I work as an emergency vet at an animal hospital. You might have seen me on TV in Bondi Vet. I have a little boy called Hudson and we have two gorgeous dogs, Nelson and Lucas. This is a story about Fran, who knows all about dogs and rabbits but has always wanted a kitten. Owning your first pet is a wonderful thing, but there's so much to learn. Join Fran and Pumpkin as they discover that special love between a child and a kitten. And learn everything you need to know about caring for a cat, from how to pick up a kitten to keeping your pet healthy and happy. Look out for My First Puppy too!
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My First Puppy

My First Puppy

Lisa Chimes ,  Tina Burke

$14.99

Hi! I'm Dr Lisa Chimes. I work as an emergency vet at an animal hospital. You might have seen me on TV in Bondi Vet. I have a little boy called Hudson and we have two gorgeous dogs, Nelson and Lucas. This is a story about Sam, who really really wants a puppy. There's nothing more exciting than your first pet, but it's a big responsibility too. Fall in love with Sam and Ralph as they discover that special relationship between a child and a puppy. And learn everything you need to know about caring for a dog, from how to train a puppy to keeping your pet healthy and happy. Look out for My First Kitten too!
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An Alphabet in Silhouette

An Alphabet in Silhouette

Natalie Jarvis

$19.95

Master the bygone art of shadowgraphy with this ‘handy’ graphic guide to shadow puppets. Whether it’s a cat, llama or yak, this kooky A to Z of hand shadows brings the ABCs alive in high-contrast black and white.
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The Monkey's Secret

The Monkey's Secret

Gennifer Choldenko

$14.95

In a segregated town, a hidden boy, a courageous girl - and a mystery in desperate need of solving.

San Francisco, 1900. Thirteen-year-old Lizzy Kennedy is not like the other girls in her town. She'd much rather be helping her doctor father with his patients than be stuck in frilly dresses and learn how to dance - but unfortunately for her, society (and her Aunt Hortense) has other ideas about what is 'proper' for a young lady. This includes not poking your nose in other's people's business - but then Jing, their beloved housekeeper, gets stuck in the Chinatown quarantine.

Fear rules San Francisco - fear of the Chinese, and mostly fear of the plague rumours that circle them. Lizzie knows she has to help Jing, whatever the warnings. But what she doesn't expect to find is a strange boy hiding in Jing's room. The boy is called Noah. He says he's Jing's son - although Lizzie's never heard of him - and although he's escaped the quarantine, he can't risk leaving the house in case he gets rounded-up too. Lizzie wants to investigate, but it seems her questions only get people riled up. 

Is there really plague in San Francisco? What have the Chinese got to do with it? Just what or who is the mysterious 'monkey' - and what has his secret got to do with anything?

Lizzie will have to use all of her courage, instinct and cleverness to unravel the mystery of the monkey's secret, save Jing, Noah and Chinatown - and maybe even her change her own destiny.
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Rory the Dinosaur: Me and My Dad

Rory the Dinosaur: Me and My Dad

Liz Climo

$12.99

Meet Rory, the dinosaur. He loves spending time with his dad, but today he want to go on his own adventure and explore his island home. He can't wait to tell his dad all about the things he can do all by himself, from crossing rivers to finding shelter from the rain. Little does Rory know, his ftehr is never far behind. There's nothing Rory's dad won't do for his interpid son - he'll even let him think eh's made the journey all by himself. Comic artist Liz Climo celebrates the bond between father and child with her adorable, deceptively simple illustrations and her timeless story of a child's quest for independence.
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8: An Animal Alphabet

8: An Animal Alphabet

Elisha Cooper

$24.99

Explore the animal world, from aardvark to zebu! Discover hundreds of animals, great and small. Lion and lizard, whale and wombat. Learn one wild fact about each animal. (Did you know that gorillas yawn when they are nervous?) Look carefully, because for each letter of the alphabet, one animal is pictured eight times. Why 8? Come inside and find out.
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Dawn of Fear

Dawn of Fear

Susan Cooper

$18.99

Sirens are blaring. Families huddle in bomb shelters. A nearby city is in flames. For Derek and his friends, night-time air raids are a normal part of everyday life. When a particularly violent raid closes their school for a few days, the boys use the time to complete construction of their secret camp. But to their horror, their refuge is savagely attacked by a rival neighbourhood gang. And then, after one night filled with bombing, the war changes his world forever.
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Looking at the Stars

Looking at the Stars

Jo Cotterill

$17.99

What if the only thing you had left were the stories in your head? Amina's homeland has been ravaged by war, and her family is devastated...The women of the family - Amina, her two sisters and their mother - have no choice but to leave their home town, along with thousands of others, and head for a refugee camp. But there are even more challenges ahead...
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The Bakehouse

The Bakehouse

Joy Cowley

$15.99

Bert is eleven and wants nothing more than to fight in the war. But he soon learns that the secrets and danger of war dont always stay at the front line.
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All Shook Up!

All Shook Up!

Alain Crozon

$17.95

Get animals moving and grooving with each lift - or swing - of a flap! Wiggle inventive flaps to make a butterfly flitter away. Tug an unexpected pop-up to make a wide-eyed hippo stick out its tongue! Bold, graphic, and hilarious, this novelty book is perfect for interactive reading and playtime fun!
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The Twits

The Twits

Roald Dahl ,  Quentin Blake

$24.99

Mr and Mrs Twit are extremely nasty, so the Muggle-Wump monkeys and the Roly-Poly bird hatch an ingenious plan to give them just the ghastly surprise they deserve! A full colour edition of the hilarious bestselling Roald Dahl story, plus a fantastic audio reading by Richard Ayoade, star of The IT Crowd.
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Blood and Ink

Blood and Ink

Stephen Davies

$19.99

Kadija is the music-loving daughter of a guardian of the sacred manuscripts of the ancient city of Timbuktu, Mali. Ali is a former shepherd boy, trained as a warrior for Allah. Tonight, the Islamist rebels are coming for Timbuktu. They will install a harsh regime of law and tear apart the peaceful world within the mud walls of the city. Television, football, radios, even music, will be banned. Kadija refuses to let go of her former life. And something in her defiance draws Ali to her. Which path will he choose?
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Piglet Bo Can Do Anything!

Piglet Bo Can Do Anything!

Geert De Kockere ,  Tineke van Hemeldonck

$21.99

Can he walk on water? Can he widen the beach? Can he pluck a star from the sky?

Piglet Bo can do all of these things and more. He leaps over tall grasses, blows down a forest, and walks out onto a long pier, as far as it will take him. He looks to the deep sea, and although the pier will take him no farther, Piglet Bo will not be stopped. 

I can go into the water,  he says.  If I like. If I dare.  And with a leap of faith, he jumps.

Piglet Bo finds friends on his journey - a whale, a pigeon, a bull - and they inspire and help him when they can, but ultimately it takes courage and daring for Piglet Bo to attempt the impossible. Piglet Bo is the bravest and most determined little piglet, with a heart set on adventure. There are no limits to what he can do, and young readers will fall in love with his sweet and endearing resolve.

Geert De Kockere writes Piglet Bo's adventures in simple, playful language, filled with light humor. Tineke Van Hemeldonck's brilliant mixed-media illustrations bring the story to life, and even the littlest readers will have fun spotting the elusive, lucky four-leaf clover hidden on each page.
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My Little Book of Life Cycles

My Little Book of Life Cycles

Camilla de la Bedoyere

$14.99

How does an acorn grow into a tree? What does a baby sea horse eat? Discover the amazing stages of different life cycles and learn all about your favourite species with this stunning series.
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River Riddle

River Riddle

Jim Dewar ,  Anil Tortop

$14.99

Once upon a summer's day, A boy called Jack is on his way To market on the river bank With a sheep called Dolly and a fox called Frank.
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Legs: The Tale of a Meerkat Lost and Found

Legs: The Tale of a Meerkat Lost and Found

Sarah J. Dodd ,  Giusi Capizzi

$19.99

Miki is a baby meerkat who lives with his Mama in a zoo. He's happy at home with Mama and the kind keeper who cares for them, but soon he becomes curious about the wider world. Then one day Miki ventures a bit too far out into the world, and he's not sure where he is anymore. Who do all these legs belong to? Soon the legs turn from animal legs to people legs - Miki really has gone too far! But just when Miki feels completely lost, there are the keepers familiar booted legs, and here's the keeper to bring him home; and from his vantage point in the keepers arms all the legs that seemed so intimidating on the way out are revealed to have friendly, happy faces with them!
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Rosie's Hat

Rosie's Hat

Julia Donaldson ,  Anna Currey

$14.99

Rosie's Hat isn't just any old hat. When a gust of wind sweeps it off her head, it goes off on a whole hatful of adventures! It becomes a toy for a dog, a hiding-place for a mouse, a frisbee for some children and even a nest for some birds. Surely poor Rosie will never find her hat again ...or will she? This satisfyingly circular tale from Julia Donaldson, the author of The Gruffalo, is packed with irresistible sound effects, making it perfect for children to join in with - and Anna Currey's beautiful watercolour illustrations perfectly capture the warmth and fun of the story.
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Meet... Douglas Mawson

Meet... Douglas Mawson

Mike Dumbleton ,  Snip Green

$16.99

A picture book series about the extraordinary men and women who have shaped Australia's history, including the great Antarctic explorer, Sir Douglas Mawson. Douglas Mawson led the first Australian expedition to the Antarctic. Meet Douglas Mawson tells the story of how Mawson survived the dangers and challenges of the frozen continent. From Ned Kelly to Saint Mary MacKillop; Captain Cook to the ANZACS and Douglas Mawson, 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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Dwell Studio Hello Dinosaur

Dwell Studio Hello Dinosaur

Dwell Studio

$11.99

Hello, Dinosaurs follows the style, format, and m.o. of Dwell's Goodnight Owl and Good Morning, Toucan. A question asked about a dinosaur's whereabouts is revealed via a turn of five die-cut gatefolds. Someone prehistoric is hiding in a cave, behind (really big) bushes, in the water, etc. Sturdy cardstock, spot lamination, and Dwell's signature palette and style give this book its decidedly upscale look and quality.
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Man Gave Names to All the Animals

Man Gave Names to All the Animals

Bob Dylan ,  Jim Arnosky

$10.99

Whimsical and witty, 'Man Gave Names to All the Animals' first appeared on Bob Dylan's album Slow Train Coming in 1979. With Dylan's blessing, illustrator Jim Arnosky has crafted a stunning picture book adaptation of the song that's a treat for both children and adults, with breathtaking images of more than 170 animals. The revered musical legend rarely allows his songs to be illustrated, and Arnosky has done the song proud with a parade of spectacular creatures ready to receive their names - until the surprise ending, when children get to name an animal all by themselves!
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Bob the Railway Dog

Bob the Railway Dog

Corinne Fenton ,  Andrew McLean

$24.95

ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- At Adelaide Railway Station there is a photograph of a scruffy dog of no determinate breed, labelled Bob, the Railway Dog. This picture book tells his story, starting at Carrietown in South Australia, 1884. A railway guard walks past a cargo carriage full of dogs bound for rabbit hunters in the outback, and one mutt catches his eye… Bob becomes a regular traveller with his master and gradually starts to become a passenger on other trains. He travelled from one end of the state to the other, and was always welcomed. Pencil and watercolour illustrations catch the colours of the landscapes and the joy of the wandering dog. A rather lovely episode in history retold for young primary age readers. Lindy

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In the early days of the railway, when shiny new tracks were opening vast areas of Australia, there was an adventurous dog who was part of it all. As the tracks were being laid he was there on the train - riding in his favourite spot on top of the Yankee engine. Everyone knew him. He was Bob the Railway Dog.
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Harriet the Spy

Harriet the Spy

Louise Fitzhugh

$12.99

First published in 1964. Harriet M. Welsch is a spy. In her notebook, she writes down everything she knows about everyone, even her classmates and her best friends. Then Harriet loses track of her notebook, and it ends up in the wrong hands. Before she can stop them, her friends have read the always truthful, sometimes awful things she's written about each of them. Will Harriet find a way to put her life and her friendships back together?
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The School of Art: Learn How to Make Great Art with 40 Simple Lessons

The School of Art: Learn How to Make Great Art with 40 Simple Lessons

Daniel Frost

$29.99

Welcome to the School of Art Here you will learn how to make great art with this fully-illustrated collection of fun and informative lessons. Watch the five professors as they work together to deliver 40 demonstrations, and try each of the accompanying guided activities, which have been developed to help you understand the basics of art and design, including composition, colour, line, shape and perspective.
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Go to Sleep, Monty!

Go to Sleep, Monty!

Kim Geyer ,  Kim Geyer

$27.99

Every child wants a pet, right? Wouldn't it be great to have someone to play with, someone to share things with, and someone to care for? Max gets the dog of his dreams, but he soon realises that looking after a puppy, isn't as easy as it looks!
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Hooked on Netball: Netball Gems #1

Hooked on Netball: Netball Gems #1

Bernadette Hellard ,  Lisa Gibbs

$12.99

A junior fiction series written in partnership with Netball Australia Meet Maddy and her friends from the Gems! Maddy can't wait to play her first game of netball with her new team. She's been training hard and is eager to try out her skills. But Maddy's excitement soon turns to nerves when she realises that things might not go exactly as she imagined. What position will coach Janet put her in? What if she gets asked to sit on the bench? Suddenly, the netball courts are the last place Maddy wants to be! Perhaps some inspiration from one of the Australian Diamonds players will finally get Maddy hooked on netball!
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Chase Your Goal: Netball Gems #2

Chase Your Goal: Netball Gems #2

Bernadette Hellard ,  Lisa Gibbs

$12.99

A junior fiction series written in partnership with Netball Australia. Can shy Phoebe find her place in the Gems? Phoebe loves to shoot goals, and she's great at it too. She dreams of being a famous netballer and playing in front of thousands. The problem is that she's nervous all the time, even around her teammates - and there are only seven of them! Why can't she make friends as easily as Lily and Sienna? Things don't get any easier when her overenthusiastic dad starts coaching from the sidelines. Could anything be more embarrassing? Will a mystery puzzle and a new netball idol give Phoebe the confidence she needs to become a true member of the team?
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Unbored: A Kid's Guide to Serious Fun

Unbored: A Kid's Guide to Serious Fun

Joshua Glenn ,  Elizabeth Foy Larsen ,  Tony Leone

$22.99

Since it's publication in 2012, Unbored: The Essential Field Guide to Serious Fun has been a favorite of parents and kids alike: a huge,jam-packed book of fun for smart and adventurous families, with activities for outdoors and indoors, embracing time-honored traditions and the latest technology. Now, kids can get the best of Unbored in a size and shape that's just for them - a book to take into the field with no chaperone required. With approximately seventy-five activities, covering the ground from Goofing Off to Expressing Yourself, from Getting Crafty to Making Your Own Media, this kids activity guide is seriously fun: a new way to get unbored on the go!
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The White Mouse: The Story of Nancy Wake

The White Mouse: The Story of Nancy Wake

Peter Gouldthorpe ,  Peter Gouldthorpe

$26.99

The Gestapo called her The White Mouse and they wanted her, dead or alive. Nancy Wake was an Australian who joined the French Resistance during World War II and became the most wanted woman in France. Parachuting behind enemy lines, blowing up bridges and smuggling refugees across borders, Nancy fought fiercely against the enemy and became the most decorated Australian woman in any war.
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How the Sun Got to Coco's House

How the Sun Got to Coco's House

Bob Graham ,  Bob Graham

$24.95

ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- Another sweet picture book from the talented Mr Graham! It starts with a young child being tucked up into bed, and as she sleeps the sun creeps up over a polar landscape far away, and makes its way across the globe to shine on her suburban street. A simple idea beautifully executed: the sun shines on a multitude of people going about their lives, and no matter the superficial differences, everyone shares the sun's light and warmth. Softly coloured and gently expressive illustrations, as you would expect from this artist, make this lovely to share with pre-school age children. Lindy

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From prolific and multi-award winning writer and illustrator Bob Graham comes an enchanting story about the sun, and how it makes its journey from the far side of the world to the home of one small girl. The sun rises up behind a snowy peak and casts its mellow dawn light for the wandering polar bears. It skims across the icy water, touching a fisherman's hat and catching for a moment in the eye of a whale. It beams through the trees of frozen forests and makes shadows in a little girl's footsteps before gliding over cities, darting down lanes and waiting patiently for an old lady to open her window. The sun races through the countryside, greeting snow cats and bears. High over a desert it meets the rain in a halo of colours...The sun leaps whole countries, chasing the night, before bursting at last in a fanfare of warm golden light through Coco's window!
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Silver Buttons

Silver Buttons

Bob Graham

$16.95

From the multiple award-winning author-illustrator of How to Heal a Broken Wing and A Bus Called Heaven, comes a powerful and poignant celebration of the small moments in life - moments in which we sense the greatest significance, moments when we can see the big picture. At 9.59 on Thursday morning, Jodie draws a duck. Just as she is about to add one final silver button to the duck's boots, her little brother takes his first step. At this exact same moment, a man buys bread, a soldier leaves home, a baby is being born... Here is a book, a story, a philosophy so simply told and yet - in true and inimitable Bob Graham style - so rich with emotion and meaning. From his glorious urban skyscapes to the tender portrayal of a falling feather or the tying of a shoelace or a dog's joy in scratching his back, Bob lets us in on a world view conveyed with humanity, compassion and affection.
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Wolves

Wolves

Emily Gravett

$14.99

Rabbit borrows a book about wolves from the library. He can't put it down! But soon a sinister figure with sharp claws and a bushy tail starts to creep right off the pages. You won't believe your eyes - but if you're a rabbit, you probably should. Brilliantly witty, ingeniously constructed, and with amazing artwork throughout, Wolves was first published in 2005 and thrilled critics and booksellers alike. Wolves was Emily Gravett's debut book, and with it she won both the Macmillan Prize for Illustration and her first Kate Greenaway Award. This special tenth anniversary paperback edition celebrates the inventiveness and beauty that made the original such a classic. It features an additional mini book to cut out and keep; it's called 10 Little Rabbits, and it's Wolf's favourite book...
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Making Air Cleaner

Making Air Cleaner

Jen Green

$19.99

Why is clean air important? How do people cause air pollution? How is air pollution affecting Earth's climate? The Environment Detective Investigates helps you to answer these questions and many more about making air cleaner. Find out what causes air pollution, what is being done to tackle air pollution and how we can help make the air cleaner.
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Adrift

Adrift

Paul Griffin

$19.99

From critically acclaimed writer Paul Griffin comes a fast-paced young adult novel about five very different teens lost at sea with no one to count on but each other. Matt and John are best friends working out in Montauk for the summer. When Driana, JoJo and Stef invite the boys to their Hamptons mansion, Matt and John find themselves in a sticky situation where temptation rivals sensibility. The newfound friends head out into the Atlantic after midnight in a stolen boat. None of them come back whole, and not all of them come back.
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The 65-Storey Treehouse

The 65-Storey Treehouse

Andy Griffiths ,  Terry Denton

$12.99

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Ava and Angus: Showtime

Ava and Angus: Showtime

Wendy Harmer ,  Andrea Edmonds

$9.99

Ava and Angus are off to the Doolimba show, with its fun rides and lots of cute animals! But when daring twins Donna and Danny Donnelly tempt Ava to sneak into the animals' shed at night time, dozens of prize animals escape their pens! Ava and Angus's delightful trip has turned into a disaster! Will the Donnelly twins own up? Or will Ava and Angus take all the blame?
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Steve Jobs: Insanely Great

Steve Jobs: Insanely Great

Jessie Hartland

$19.99

This biography in graphic novel format is at once stylish, irreverent, and smart-like Steve Jobs himself. Presenting the story of the ultimate American entrepreneur and perhaps the most influential individual of our time, this unique and groundbreaking book is sure to appeal to the legions of readers who live and breathe in the techno-centric world Jobs created.

Jobs's remarkable life reads like a history of the personal technology industry. He started Apple Computer in his parents' garage when he was twenty-one years old and then molded it into the world's most valuable business. He became the tastemaker of a generation, creating products we couldn't live without while revolutionizing the music, phone, and tablet computer industries in the process.

Capturing his unparalleled brilliance, as well as his many demons, Jessie Hartland's innovative biography illuminates the meteoric successes, devastating setbacks, and myriad contradictions that make up the extraordinary life and legacy of the insanely great Steve Jobs.
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The Lion Storyteller Book of Parables: Stories Jesus Told

The Lion Storyteller Book of Parables: Stories Jesus Told

Bob Hartman ,  Krisztina Kallai Nagy

$19.99

A wonderful addition to the Storyteller range, told by the expert storyteller, Bob Hartman. Twenty-seven of Jesus' parables are given a fresh twist in his lively and dynamic style, managing to effortlessly engage young readers and make clear the depths of meaning within the story. Illustrations by Krista Kallai Nagy add to the warm-hearted appeal of the parables. This book is suitable for teachers seeking material to read out loud in class and assemblies, and for parents wanting stories children can enjoy having read to them, or for those who are starting to read by themselves.
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The Cut-Out

The Cut-Out

Jack Heath

$14.99

Fero isn't a spy. But he looks exactly like someone who is: Troy Maschenov - a ruthless enemy agent. But what starts as a case of mistaken identity quickly turns into a complicated and dangerous plan. Fero is recruited to fight for his country. He will have to impersonate Troy, enter enemy territory, hunt down a missing agent and bring her home in time to prevent a devastating terror attack. Fero is in way over his head. Hastily trained, loaded up with gadgets and smuggled across the border, he discovers the truth about espionage. Getting in is easy. Getting out alive is hard.
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The Bear Report

The Bear Report

Thyra Heder

$19.99

Sophie is uninterested in writing a research report on polar bears until a polar bear named Olafur swoops her away to the Arctic, where she learns all about the playful bear's habits and habitat, from glacier mice to Northern Lights.
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Planes: A Complete History

Planes: A Complete History

Simon Heptinstall

$24.95

Planes: A Complete History is a spectacular flight through aviation with 50 iconic planes, from the 1903 Wright Flyer to the 2009 Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The collector's guide details each plane's place in aviation history and the detachable model compendium contains press-out pieces to make 50 ultra-stylish 3-D models.
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Trains: A Complete History

Trains: A Complete History

Simon Heptinstall

$24.95

Trains: A Complete History is a spectacular journey through railroad history with 50 iconic trains, from the 1804 Trevethick Pen Y Darren to the 2012 HD300 901 hybrid shunter class. Its unique format incorporates two books in one. The collector's guide details each train's place in railroad history and the detachable model compendium contains press-out pieces to make 50 ultra-stylish 3D models.
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First to the Top: Sir Edmund Hillary's Amazing Everest Adventure

First to the Top: Sir Edmund Hillary's Amazing Everest Adventure

David Hill

$24.99

Up on the world's highest mountain, the sky is tinged the black colour of space and the air is almost too thin to breathe. How did Ed, a small, shy boy from the tiny town of Tuakau in New Zealand, grow up to become the world's most famous mountaineer and adventurer? How did he climb Everest and do so many other astonishing things? This exceptional picture book, written by internationally acclaimed children's author David Hill and illustrated by Phoebe Morris, tells the story of Sir Ed and his climb to the top of Mt Everest. It's a story about courage, skill and determination, and an inspiration to anyone who dreams of reaching the top.
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Ugly

Ugly

Robert Hoge

$16.99

Robert Hoge was born with a tumour in the middle of his face, and legs that weren't much use. There wasn't another baby like him in the whole of Australia, let alone Brisbane. But the rest of his life wasn't so unusual: he had a mum and a dad, brothers and sisters, friends at school and in his street. He had childhood scrapes and days at the beach; fights with his family and trouble with his teachers. He had doctors, too: lots of doctors who, when he was still very young, removed that tumour from his face and operated on his legs, then stitched him back together. He still looked different, though. He still looked... ugly. This is the true story of how an extraordinary boy grew up to have an ordinary life, and how that became his greatest achievement of all.
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See You Later Alligator

See You Later Alligator

Sally Hopgood ,  Emma Levey

$12.99

When a friendly tortoise decides to set off on an adventure, he must first say goodbye to all of his friends. Affectionate farewells, of the sort that parents and their children share, are uttered to each animal as he slowly progresses through the zoo. Unfortunately, Tortoise spends so long with his heart-warming goodbyes that it is too dark for an adventure by the time he reaches the exit to the zoo.

Comedic illustrations by the super-talented Emma Levey, author and illustrator of Hattie Peck, are the perfect accompaniment for Sally Hopgood's whimsical story - an ideal book for parents and children to share at bedtime!
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The Mouse Who Reached the Sky

The Mouse Who Reached the Sky

Petr Horacek ,  Petr Horacek

$19.95

A beautifully illustrated and charming story about Little Mouse and her friends from the much loved and award-winning Petr Horacek, an illustrator described by the Washington Post as the thinking tot's Eric Carle . What is that beautiful red, shiny thing hanging from the tree? Little Mouse thinks it's a marble, but Mole is sure it's a balloon and Rabbit says it's a ball. None of them can reach it by themselves, so how will they discover what it really is? Enjoy lifting the flap to reveal the tasty surprise at the end.
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The Hush Treasure Book

The Hush Treasure Book

Hush Foundation

$29.99

Welcome to the world of HUSH...a world of magic, wonder and mystery. Created for the Hush Music Foundation, famous for its original music albums used in hospitals all around the world, this book is a treasure trove that will delight and entertain the whole family. A glorious collection of stories, poems and pictures from thirty favourite storytellers: Nick Bland, Karen Briggs, Kevin Burgemeestre, Michael Camilleri, Jackie French, Jane Godwin, Bob Graham, Jacqui Grantford, Mark Greenwood, Ann James, Danny Katz, Frane Lessac, Alison Lester, Chris McKimmie, Doug McLeod, Glenda Millard, Stephen Michael King, Tohby Riddle, Victoria Rohan, Judith Rossell, Paul Seden, Craig Smith, Shaun Tan, Jane Tanner, Karen Tayleur, Mitch Vane, Julie Vivas, Anna Walker, Bruce Whatley, Margaret Wild.
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A Family is Like a Cake

A Family is Like a Cake

Shona Innes

$14.95

Cakes are made from many different ingredients to create something unique, delicious and amazing. A family is a lot like a cake. Families come in all shapes and sizes. They are the people who help us feel that we belong. Families give us help, support and love... even when we are apart from them. When we are with our family, we feel like we are home.

The Big Hug books grew out of letters sent to children and their families after their psychology sessions. Each book has its origins in a real need for a real child with a real problem and offers real strategies from a real psychologist. The heart-felt illustrations and simple words aim to simplify tricky situations and soothe strong emotions. The books aim to give children, and the people who care for them, a way to talk about problems. The Big Hug books acknowledge that some moments in life are tricky and encourage acceptance, problem solving and help-seeking as needed.

This book looks at the concept of 'family'.
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Love is Like a Tree

Love is Like a Tree

Shona Innes

$14.95

Love is a special and growing thing. It's a little bit like a tree - a special magical tree - that you can climb up into, nest comfortably in its big branches, and safely watch the world go by. Love can come in different shapes and sizes. Like a tree, love can grow and grow..

The Big Hug books grew out of letters sent to children and their families after their psychology sessions. Each book has its origins in a real need for a real child with a real problem and offers real strategies from a real psychologist. The heart-felt illustrations and simple words aim to simplify tricky situations and soothe strong emotions. The books aim to give children, and the people who care for them, a way to talk about problems. The Big Hug books acknowledge that some moments in life are tricky and encourage acceptance, problem solving and help-seeking as needed.

This book looks at the concept of 'love'.
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Super Sports Spectacular: You Choose #7

Super Sports Spectacular: You Choose #7

George Ivanoff

$14.99

Athlete of the century or phenomenal sporting failure! You are ready for a day of fun-filled physical activity. There are so many cool sports to try, but you notice that the competitors look a little unnatural. The basketball players are way too tall and some kids look strangely perfect. Are they human or could they be robots in disguise? Will you become a sporting star or a victim of the weirdest world domination plan ever?
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The Woman Who Married A Bear

The Woman Who Married A Bear

Elizabeth James

$21.99

This tale of the woman who is forced to marry a bear after mocking the species will strike UK readers as both familiar and unfamiliar. The specifics of the tale are new and unusual, but the theme of fairness and retribution-for-actions is firmly in the tradition of the best-known folk tales such in England, such as Hansel and Gretel, and indeed, all of the works of The Brothers Grimm . Beautifully rendered watercolour pictures will inspire a sense of wonder at nature in children, as the misty seashores of the Pacific NorthWest are revealed in all of their wonder.
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Farm Families

Farm Families

Alison Jay

$12.99

Follow the farmer from dawn until dinnertime and meet all of the animal families who live on his farm. With wild creatures to spot, and visual stories to follow from one page to the next, this is a book to be enjoyed again and again.
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Nursery Rhyme Rainbow

Nursery Rhyme Rainbow

Alison Jay

$12.99

Come on a colourful quest through the world of well-loved nursery rhymes. One intrepid boy discovers all the colours of the rainbow, from Bo Peeps white sheep to the Owl and the Pussycats pea-green boat. Alison Jay creates a spellbinding tale, full of visual jokes, which is a pleasure to discover.
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The Gateway: the Ancient Starship

The Gateway: the Ancient Starship

Cerberus Jones

$14.95

When an ancient starship has been discovered in the desserts of Egypt, Amelia's dad is whisked away to help.

Meanwhile the first human guests have arrived at the hotel- and they're turning out to be the strangest visitors yet.

Are the spaceship and the odd guests connected? Amelia and Charlie may be the only ones who can solve this puzzle...
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The Gateway: the Midnight Mercenary

The Gateway: the Midnight Mercenary

Cerberus Jones

$14.95

It's a dark and stormy night at the Gateway Hotel, and the latest intergalactic visitor is the most terrifying yet.

Why has he come? Who is he after?

With their families and the hotel in grave danger, it's up to Amelia and Charlie to save the day...
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The Last Viking

The Last Viking

Norman Jorgensen ,  James Foley

$16.99

CBC Picture Book of the Year winner Norman Jorgensen teams up with illustrator James Foley on this fun picture book about a boy who outwits local bullies by channelling his inner Viking.
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The Last Viking Returns

The Last Viking Returns

Norman Jorgensen

$16.99

Josh is as brave as a Viking warrior. And not much can scare a Viking. But when the two littlest Vikings go berserk, Josh, Grandpa and Viking World are all in for a rocky ride.
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The Amazing True Story of How Babies are Made

The Amazing True Story of How Babies are Made

Fiona Katauskas

$19.99

For the last forty years, Peter Mayle's Where Did I Come From? has been the go-to book for parents seeking help with the birds and the bees talk. In 2015, Australian cartoonist Fiona Katauskas will publish a thoroughly modern book on this timeless subject. The Amazing True Story of How Babies Are Made is Fiona's brilliant response to finding herself reading the same sex-ed book to her son as her mother had read to her. That book is, of course, Peter Mayle's 1973 bestseller, a classic picture book that has helped millions of parents and teachers around the world navigate those tricky questions about how babies are made. Fiona's book captures all the elements that made Where Did I Come From? such a success: it's funny, it's warm, it's straightforward and it's the perfect helping hand for carers. But things have changed since the seventies, and Fiona's book is exactly what modern parents have been waiting for! Ages: 4+
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The Boy with Two Lives

The Boy with Two Lives

Abbas Kazerooni

$15.99

When ten-year-old Abbas arrives in England to start a new life - having just fled conscription into the Iranian army and survived almost three months alone in Istanbul, Turkey, waiting for a visa - little does he know that his troubles have only just begun...

Abbas's cousin packs him off to boarding school, and infrequent phone calls are his only contact with his beloved mother in Iran. Things get worse when Abbas is threatened with deportation and forced to work through the nights during his school holidays to repay his 'debt', and worse still when, at the age of thirteen, he finds himself homeless...

Abbas's extraordinary resilience in the face of overpowering odds makes this story based on true events from the internationally bestselling author of On Two Feet and Wings inspiring and unforgettable...
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Ragweed's Farm Dog Handbook

Ragweed's Farm Dog Handbook

Anne Vittur Kennedy ,  Anne Vittur Kennedy

$24.95

This tongue-in-cheek primer on how to be a good farm dog - and how ignoring the rules may result in a biscuit - is a guaranteed treat. Being a farm dog is a tough job, but luckily, Ragweed's handbook will tell you everything you need to know. Step one: don't wake the farmer! You may really, really want to, but that's the rooster's job. Of course, if you do wake the farmer, you might just get a biscuit... Full of hilarious dog logic, Ragweed's Farm Dog Handbook explores the pitfalls - and opportunities! - of a dog's life on the farm. Readers will love being in on the joke as Ragweed breaks all his own rules, collecting biscuits as he goes.
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The Funniest Animal Joke Book Ever

The Funniest Animal Joke Book Ever

Joe King

$12.99

You'll fall out of your tree laughing at these hilarious animal jokes! What is black, white and red all over? A sunburnt penguin! What do you call a pig who knows karate? Porkchop! What do you call an elephant in a phone booth? Stuck!
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My Dad is a Giraffe

My Dad is a Giraffe

Stephen Michael King

$16.99

Is your dad big and tall, gentle and fun? Can you climb up his legs, over his head, slide down his neck and ride on his back? Maybe your dad is a giraffe!
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It's All About... Super Solar System

It's All About... Super Solar System

Kingfisher

$9.99

Super Solar System tells you everything you want to know about space and our galaxy. Read about our rocky moon and how we travelled there, stunning star constellations and the International Space Station. Discover each of the planets in our solar system, from Mercury to Uranus. Super Solar System is part of a great new collectible series called It's all about...It is packed with facts and stats, and there are eight amazing collector cards to tear out and keep. You can access a free downloadable audio of Super Solar System by logging onto the special URL address on page 3. Super Solar System has a Contents page as well as a Glossary and Index. You can check out the other titles in the series at the back of the book.
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My Amazing Dad

My Amazing Dad

Ezekiel Kwaymullina

$24.95

If Dad doesn’t mow the lawn like other dads, he might as well be brilliant at making mazes. My Amazing Dad pays homage to the bumbling dad who doesn’t always fit the handyman stereotype, but who certainly knows how to turn the everyday into something exciting.
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Baby Touch: Happy Birthday!

Baby Touch: Happy Birthday!

$14.99

Baby Touch: Happy Birthday is a high-contrast touch-and-feel book from Ladybird's bestselling Baby Touch series, with extra lift-the-flap fun! Read the jaunty text and look at the bright characters, then lift the big flap on every right-hand page to reveal whose birthday it is and what touch-and-feel present they've received. It's great interactive fun and the perfect gift for any baby celebrating their first birthday, too!
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Footpath Flowers

Footpath Flowers

Jon Arno Lawson

$24.95

In this wordless, beautifully illustrated picture book from award-winning poet JonArno Lawson, a little girl collects wild flowers while her distracted father pays her - and their surroundings - little attention. Each flower the little girl gathers becomes a gift for a person or animal, and whether the gift is noticed or ignored, both giver and recipient are transformed by their encounter. An ode to the importance of small things, small people and small gestures, Footpath Flowers is a quiet but powerful testament to the joy that children can find in ordinary things and the mutual value of giving.
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Bamboozled: 21st Anniversary Edition

Bamboozled: 21st Anniversary Edition

David Legge

$15.99

While visiting her grandfather, a little girl knows that something odd is going on - but she just can't quite work out what it is.
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100 Pablo Picassos

100 Pablo Picassos

Duopress ,  Violet Lemay

$18.99

Pablo Picasso is one of the most celebrated artists in the world, and this amusing book shows his life in a remarkably original way. By featuring 100 Pablo Picassos throughout the book, young readers will explore the artist life from his childhood, to his major contributions to modern art, and from his love for pets to his endless curiosity about life. The book also invites readers to count the Picassos all the way to a 100, adding an entertaining element to discover the life and work of the great Pablo Picasso.
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Are We There Yet?

Are We There Yet?

Alison Lester

$19.99

A fabulous lift-the-flap book from one of Australia's most loved picture book creators, Alison Lester, adapting her classic book Are We There Yet? I spy with my little eye something beginning with... Join Grace and their family as they travel around Australia in this lift-the-flap version of Alison Lester's much-loved, classic book, Are We There Yet? Specially adapted for younger children, this fun and playful story centres on everyone's favourite travelling game, I-spy!
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The Best of Pippi Longstocking

The Best of Pippi Longstocking

Astrid Lindgren ,  Tony Ross

$20.95

Pippi Longstocking is one of the most popular children's characters of all time and is still much loved by millions of children today. This collection of Pippi stories will introduce her adventurous spirit to a whole new generation of readers. Pippi Longstocking is nine years old and lives all by herself with a horse, a monkey, a suitcase full of gold, and no grown-ups to tell her what to do. She's wild and funny and her crazy ideas are always getting her into trouble! In this single-volume edition of three favourite books, Pippi performs at the circus, is reunited with her long-lost father, and takes her friends Tommy and Annika on a trip to the Canny Canny Islands. She also finds a squeazle, gives a shark a good telling-off, and turns 43 somersaults in the air before breakfast! Everything's fun with Pippi around! This edition is illustrated throughout with black and white line drawings by best-selling artist Tony Ross.
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Bike on, Bear!

Bike on, Bear!

Cynthea Liu ,  Kristyna Litten

$24.99

Bear can do almost anything. His one-paw pawstand is perfection. He can solve the trickiest of equations. He can even out-build a brigade of beavers. But the one thing Bear can't do? Ride a bike. Bear tries everything to help him learn: library books, training wheels and super-cheers from his fellow animal friends. But all of those fail to get poor Bear on two wheels. The situation is looking unbearable-but an unexpected mishap might be just the thing that propels Bear to bike on!
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Mate and Me

Mate and Me

Jennifer Loakes

$25.99

The boy from upstairs plays in the yard. His name is Matata. I call him Mate for short. When I see him I shout, 'Hello Mate!', but he doesn't join in my games. When Mate moves in upstairs, he has an instant friend. But Mate is shy and learning to adapt to a new home. There's a new family downstairs too. A secret family. Where have the families come from and what happens when the downstairs family goes missing? Where will their silver treasures lead? A celebration of the power of friendship in the face of displacement and loneliness.
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Talk Under Water

Talk Under Water

Kathryn Lomer

$19.95

Will and Summer meet online and strike up a friendship based on coincidence. Summer lives in Will's old hometown, Kettering, a small Tasmanian coastal community. Summer isn't telling the whole truth about herself, but figures it doesn't matter if they never see each other in person, right? When Will returns to Kettering, the two finally meet and Summer can no longer hide her secret - she is deaf. Can Summer and Will find a way to be friends in person even though they speak a completely different language?
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Shadowcat

Shadowcat

Julia Louise

$19.95

The arrival of a new sibling into the family is not always welcomed. Edith feels disheartened and lonely after the arrival of a baby brother. She feels she just can't do anything right. Then, one day, Shadowcat arrives and everything changes. This is an uplifting story about a girl who learns to dance and dream. But most of all it is a story about the secret of inner resilience. A perfect gift for children with a new sibling in the family. Features beautiful oil-painted illustrations by fine artist Anne Ryan.
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What's Up Mumu?

What's Up Mumu?

David Mackintosh ,  David Mackintosh

$24.99

MuMu is not quite MuMu today. But with enough good cheer and fun, can her best friend Lox put things right? MuMu is not having a good day. Nothing can put things right. And that's that. Her best friend Lox knows her better than anyone, but does he have enough tricks up his sleeve to put things right? A rattly rollercoaster of a story from award-winning author/illustrator David Mackintosh, this bright and witty story of friendship, patience and modern construction methods will have you wishing for a best friend like Lox.
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Goodnight Mister Tom

Goodnight Mister Tom

Michelle Magorian

$24.99

Goodnight Mister Tom by Michelle Magorian won the Guardian Children's Fiction Award. Mum said war was a punishment from God for people's sins, so he'd better watch out. She didn't tell him what to watch out for, though. When the Second World War breaks out, young Willie Beech is evacuated to the countryside. A sad, deprived child, he slowly begins to flourish under the care of kind old Tom Oakley. But then his cruel mother summons him back to war-torn London... Will he ever see Mister Tom again?
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Underneath a Cow

Underneath a Cow

Carol Ann Martin ,  Ben Wood

$24.99

And for all the animals sheltering underneath Madge the cow, there's no better place to be when you are caught in a Great Big, Terrible, Awful Storm!
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Under the Egg

Under the Egg

Laura Marx Fitzgerald

$14.99

When Theodora Tenpenny spills a bottle of rubbing alcohol on her late grandfather's painting, she discovers what seems to be an old Renaissance masterpiece underneath. That's great news for Theo, who's struggling to hang onto her family's two-hundred-year-old townhouse and support her unstable mother on her grandfather's legacy of $463. There's just one problem: Theo's grandfather was a security guard at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and she worries the painting may be stolen. With surprising twists, heartwarming moments, and historical facts, Laura Marx Fitzgerald creates the perfect adventure in Under the Egg.
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Arts and Crafts Patterns to Colour

Arts and Crafts Patterns to Colour

Hazel Maskell ,  Sveta Dorosheva ,  Lise Herzog

$12.99

Discover the aesthetic made popular by the designer William Morris during the last decades of the 1800s and the beginning of the twentieth century. Illustrations to colour include designs taken from wallpapers and fabrics, stained glass windows, ceramics, book illuminations, glassware and jewellery. With snippets of information about the movement.
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Daddy Cuddle

Daddy Cuddle

Kate Mayes ,  Sara Acton

$19.99

From bestselling author Kate Mayes and award-winning illustrator Sara Acton comes this gorgeous tale of an early riser who just wants to play! A book to be loved and treasured by children, fathers and families everywhere.
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Harry

Harry

Alex McDiarmid

$9.99

Stuff Happens is an important new series for boys aged between 7 and 11 about everyday challenges. Created by series editor, Susannah McFarlane, and written by established authors Tony Wilson, Andrew Daddo, Philip Gwynne, Will Kostakis, Oliver Phommavanh, Scot Gardner, Justin D'Ath and James Roy, each book features a different character and follows them as they overcome a particular everyday challenge. It explores those everyday struggles in life that boys can sometimes be reluctant to express: quarrels with mates, a bad day at school, fear of disappointing mum and dad, rejection and not fitting in. Stuff Happens. Real-life stories for boys. Suitable for beginner and newly confident readers. Stuff happens sometimes. Everyday stuff. At school, at home, with sport, with mates. For Harry it happened in art class. All Harry wants is to fly through Monvale Primary under the radar. He doesn't want to be like Jack. Playing football on the oval only leads to cheering crowds. He doesn't want to be like Ethan, because after that advertisement he showed at assembly he's got more friends now than he ever did. He especially doesn't want to be like Fadi, who decided to dance in the quiet time quad one day and now has an entire school of adoring fans. Harry's done the maths and come to a conclusion: to be good at something means attention - and in Harry's case, that attention is more than unwanted. During an excursion to an art gallery, Harry and his friend Lou are amongst the many students in Mr Slater's art class that are unenthusiastic about the excursion. If nobody else cares about it, Harry doesn't see a reason to either. That is, until he sees a certain painting. Amongst the splotches of colourful paint, Harry imagines Cosmic Samurai, an awesome made-up space ranger who blasts away evil green aliens with a sweet laser gun. Harry is inspired to paint him. Will he listen to Mr Slater and display his art for all to see? Standing out from the crowd isn't about all the attention that comes with it. It's about enjoying what you do, and being yourself. Can Harry see that for himself?
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Black Cairn Point

Black Cairn Point

Claire McFall

$16.95

A haunting YA thriller unfolds on an isolated beach. Heather agrees to a group camping holiday with Dougie and his friends because she's desperate to get closer to him. But when the two of them disturb a pagan burial site above the beach, she becomes certain that they have woken a malevolent spirit. Something is alive out there in the pitch-black dark, and it is planning to wreak deadly revenge. One year later Heather knows that she was very lucky to escape Black Cairn Point but she is still waiting for Dougie to wake from his coma. If he doesn't, how will she prove her sanity, and her innocence? This is a chilling and atmospheric thriller from unflinching and award-winning writer Claire McFall.
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Me and Mr J

Me and Mr J

Rachel McIntyre

$19.95

Sixteen-year-old Lara finds her soulmate. There's just one problem - he's her teacher. Lara's life is far from perfect, but being an upbeat kind of person she saves her venting for her diary. It's the only place she can let out her true feelings about the family dramas and hideous bullying she has to face every day. And then a shining light comes out of the darkness - the new young and male teacher, Mr Jagger. The one person who takes Lara seriously and notices her potential. The one person who is kind to her. The one person who she falls madly and hopelessly in love with. The one person who cannot love her back... can he?
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Elmer

Elmer

David McKee

$16.99

For over a quarter of a century readers have been joining Elmer the patchwork elephant on his exciting adventures. Now Elmer's classic first story is available in this lovely board book edition. With its sturdy pages for little fingers, this gift is the perfect introduction to the world of Elmer.
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No!

No!

David McPhail

$16.95

Endorsed by Amnesty International. No. No? No! A little boy sets out to deliver a letter, witnessing acts of war on the way. But when he encounters a bully by the post-box, he decides that enough is enough. Almost wordless, but speaking volumes, No! dramatises conflict and its alternatives in a language that is accessible to everyone, young or old: beautiful paintings, executed with profound feeling and an artist's vision and wisdom. No! is the author's expression of hope that the playgrounds of the world, big and small, will soon become safer and friendlier for all.
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Hugless Douglas Goes to Little School

Hugless Douglas Goes to Little School

David Melling

$14.99

The sixth Hugless Douglas adventure - his first day at school - in this bestselling series with 1.4 million copies sold to date in 26 languages. Douglas is very excited to be going to Little School. There is so much to do - and lots of hugs to be given out! David Melling is one of the UK's best-loved author-illustrators and his sixth book about Douglas the brown bear is as funny and compelling as the first. It combines brilliantly imaginative illustrations with an endearing sense of what it is like to be a small child learning about the world. Hello, Hugless Douglas! was a World Book Day picture book in 2014.
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May Contain Buts: World of Norm #8

May Contain Buts: World of Norm #8

Jonathan Meres

$12.99

Norm knew it was going to be one of those days when he went to the toilet, just for something to do... But things can only get better, right? WRONG! If only Brian and Dave hadn't found Dad's million year old aftershave. If only Mikey wasn't feeling lower than a snake's backside. If only Chelsea would hurry up and move! It's all ifs and buts though. Or should that be whiffs and butts? Either way it's just so flipping unfair! The eighth hilarious title in this award-winning, laugh-out-loud series. For fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid and David Walliams.
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Book

Book

David Miles ,  Natalie Hoopes

$24.99

In a world dazzled by the latest gadgets and mesmerized by Internet videos, the humble book seems like the most ordinary thing that could be. And perhaps it is until you learn to look closer... and closer... and closer... and you're suddenly in a world that only you can imagine. With soft, warm storytelling and stunning, whimsical illustrations, Book embarks the reader on an imaginative journey through the literary lands of fact and fiction, a world where passwords, viruses, and broken screens can't stop a young boy's earnest quest for truth. Join in this celebration of literature, scrape the skies of opportunity, traverse the forests of what-could-be, free the powers of knowledge, and discover once again why the humble book is anything but ordinary.
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Float

Float

Daniel Miyares ,  Daniel Miyares

$24.99

A boy's small paper boat - and his large imagination - fill the pages of this wordless picture book, a modern-day classic from the creator of Pardon Me! that includes endpaper instructions for building a boat of your own. A little boy takes a boat made of newspaper out for a rainy-day adventure. The boy and his boat dance in the downpour and play in the puddles, but when the boy sends his boat floating down a gutter stream, it quickly gets away from him. So of course the little boy goes on the hunt for his beloved boat - and when the rain lets up, he finds himself on a new adventure altogether. This seemingly simply story from Daniel Miyares is enriched with incredible depth and texture that transcend words.
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Sian: A New Australian

Sian: A New Australian

D. Luckett

$15.99

Sian is the unlucky thirteenth child in a Welsh coalminers family. Life is hard; her mother died after giving birth to her and her father is grief-stricken. Sians eldest sister hatches a plan to take them both far away, to find a better life. It will be a long voyage across the ocean, but Sian is looking forward to a new start in a country where the sun shines and she can go to school every day instead of picking coal scraps for pennies. The only problem is, no one must know about the great journey they are about to take...
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Sister Heart

Sister Heart

Sally Morgan

$19.99

A young Aboriginal girl is taken from the north of Australia and sent to an institution in the distant south. There, she slowly makes a new life for herself and, in the face of tragedy, finds strength in new friendships. Poignantly told from the child's perspective, Sister Heart affirms the power of family and kinship.
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Beware of the Dog: Danger is Still Everywhere #2

Beware of the Dog: Danger is Still Everywhere #2

Brian Fenton ,  David O'Doherty ,  Chris Judge

$16.99

Docter Noel is facing his most terrifying situation ever - a little dog called Napkin has come to stay. That may not sound particularly dangerous, but every POD (Pupil of Dangerology) knows the only safe pet is a pet rock. So now Docter Noel is stuck in a wardrobe while Napkin wreaks havoc around the Dangerzone. And all the while Docter Noel is supposed to be writing his new very important handbook on Dangerology (Level 2).

That is until the Pet of the Year competition is announced and Docter Noel hatches a plan to impress his neighbor Gretel. There's only one problem. Serial safety-flouter Max Wurst is the judge...

For Docter Noel, it's never been clearer that Danger is still everywhere.
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Where's Will: Find Shakespeare Hidden in His Plays

Where's Will: Find Shakespeare Hidden in His Plays

Tilly ,  Anna Claybourne

$21.99

Spot Will Shakespeare and a selection of colourful characters from ten of his best loved plays! Can you pick out Puck in the magical midsummer night? Will you spy Cecilia hidden in the Forest of Arden? And can you see Shakespeare making a cameo in every scene? First, get to know each play by reading a snappy synopsis of the plot, and meeting the main characters. Next, hunt for the characters, who are hidden in the detailed and beautifully illustrated pictures of the plays settings.
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Damage Done

Damage Done

Amanda Panitch

$19.99

22 minutes separate Julia Vann's before and after. Before: Julia had a twin brother, a boyfriend, and a best friend. After: She has a new identity, a new hometown, and a memory of those twenty-two minutes that refuses to come into focus. At least, that's what she tells the police. Now that she's Lucy Black, her fresh start has attracted the attention of one of the hottest guys in school. And someone much more dangerous. She thought her brother's crimes were behind her. But now she's being forced to confront the dark secrets she thought were safely left behind. How far will Julia go to keep her slate clean? One thing is clear: The damage done can never be erased. It's only just beginning...
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Lola's Toybox: On the Story Sea

Lola's Toybox: On the Story Sea

Danny Parker

$12.95

When Lola is given an old toy box, she discovers it’s a magical passageway...

To a world where toys come to life! Do teddy bears really have picnics? Are plastic toys really nastier than soft ones? Follow Lola and her trusty but rather wonky learn-to-dress clown, Buddy, on their adventures in the Kingdom, where toys live when they aren’t being played with in the real world.

An exciting new series that celebrates the magic and wonder of a child’s imagination.

Beautiful and unique series design with carefully typeset pages, stunning illustrations and word-art will not only appeal to young readers, but help to increase enjoyment and understand to boost their reading confidence.
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Lola's Toybox: The Patchwork Picnic

Lola's Toybox: The Patchwork Picnic

Danny Parker

$12.95

When Lola is given an old toy box, she discovers it’s a magical passageway...

To a world where toys come to life! Do teddy bears really have picnics? Are plastic toys really nastier than soft ones? Follow Lola and her trusty but rather wonky learn-to-dress clown, Buddy, on their adventures in the Kingdom, where toys live when they aren’t being played with in the real world.

An exciting new series that celebrates the magic and wonder of a child’s imagination.

Beautiful and unique series design with carefully typeset pages, stunning illustrations and word-art will not only appeal to young readers, but help to increase enjoyment and understand to boost their reading confidence.
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Lola's Toybox: The Plastic Palace

Lola's Toybox: The Plastic Palace

Danny Parker

$12.95

When Lola is given an old toy box, she discovers it’s a magical passageway...

To a world where toys come to life! Do teddy bears really have picnics? Are plastic toys really nastier than soft ones? Follow Lola and her trusty but rather wonky learn-to-dress clown, Buddy, on their adventures in the Kingdom, where toys live when they aren’t being played with in the real world.

An exciting new series that celebrates the magic and wonder of a child’s imagination.

Beautiful and unique series design with carefully typeset pages, stunning illustrations and word-art will not only appeal to young readers, but help to increase enjoyment and understand to boost their reading confidence.
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Lola's Toybox: The Treasure Trove

Lola's Toybox: The Treasure Trove

Danny Parker

$12.95

When Lola is given an old toy box, she discovers it’s a magical passageway...

To a world where toys come to life! Do teddy bears really have picnics? Are plastic toys really nastier than soft ones? Follow Lola and her trusty but rather wonky learn-to-dress clown, Buddy, on their adventures in the Kingdom, where toys live when they aren’t being played with in the real world.

An exciting new series that celebrates the magic and wonder of a child’s imagination.

Beautiful and unique series design with carefully typeset pages, stunning illustrations and word-art will not only appeal to young readers, but help to increase enjoyment and understand to boost their reading confidence.
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Sea Horse

Sea Horse

Bruce Pascoe

$16.95

Written with gentle humour and a beautiful interpretation of landscape, this adventure story about Jack and his family is reminiscent of endless summers, azure seas and sandy white beaches. Jack, his dad Vince, sister Tanya, and mum Carla, escape to Seahorse Bay whenever they can. Idyllic days are spent exploring the waters of the bay, diving, fishing and cooking up feasts on the beach - and, for Jack, daydreaming of long-gone shipwrecks and forgotten treasure.

Jack cannot believe his luck when he comes across a sunken boat not far off the coast. When he shows his father, they discover it is in pristine condition and decide to take on the challenge of salvaging it. But what is the story behind this mysterious boat? How long has it been in the bay? How did it get there? And who is the man on the cliff with the binoculars? When the boat is finally raised, the adventure begins...
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Busy Ocean Cloth Book

Busy Ocean Cloth Book

Roger Priddy ,  Roger Priddy

$9.99

This cuddly cloth book from Priddy's My First Books series introduces babies to colorful undersea creatures. The cover has a soft, fleece background, and a shiny applique patch on a big friendly whale for little hands to touch and feel, while there's a different, bright and eye-catching animal to meet on each of the padded pages. A perfect gift for baby or for baby showers, Busy Ocean is packaged in a box with a ribbon handle.
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Leo Da Vinci vs the Ice-Cream Domination League

Leo Da Vinci vs the Ice-Cream Domination League

Michael Pryor ,  Jules Faber

$14.99

Leonardo da Vinci is an inventor, artist and dreamer living in the 21st century. At the age of ten, he's even founded Fixit International Inc in his garden shed, along with his sidekicks Isaac, a steam-powered robot, and Ragnar, a maths whiz who happens to be a talking pig. Leo currently has three problems to solve: 1. Mina from school wants to join Fixit International Inc. Although Leo doesn't think he needs any friends, he has to admit that Mina's handy with duct tape and a hammer. Solution? Make her Probationary Member Mina. 2. Wild Wilbur, the Destroyer of Worlds and Leo's sixth deadliest enemy, is back and looking for revenge. Solution? Hmm, Wild Wilbur will have to wait, because a 3. The Ice-cream Domination League is blowing up all the world's ice-cream factories! Solution? Time to get out the SuperSillyString Cannon, the Heat-seeking Cauliflower Missiles and the Crispinator (made from a cannibalised hairdryer). Yes, it's time for Leo to save the day, subdue a few evil minions, and maybe, just maybe, learn that friendship isn't so bad after all.
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Abigail

Abigail

Catherine Rayner

$14.95

Abigail loves to count. It is her very favourite thing. But when she tries counting Zebra's stripes and Cheetah's spots, they just won't sit still. It's hopeless! What will Abigail do? A beautiful book by award-winning author-illustrator Catherine Rayner, full of gorgeous illustrations of Abigail the giraffe and her friends Cheetah and Zebra. Abigail is a perfect bedtime read with a stunning fold-out night sky ending. Shortlisted for the 2014 Kate Greenaway Medal! Catherine Rayner is the winner of the 2009 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal for Harris Finds His Feet and illustrator and author of Solomon Crocodile and Augustus and his Smile.
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And Tango Makes Three

And Tango Makes Three

Justin Richardson ,  Peter Parnell ,  Henry Cole ,  Neil Patrick Harris

$14.99

The heartwarming true story of two penguins who create a nontraditional family is narrated by award-winning actor Neil Patrick Harris in this book and CD package. At the penguin house at the Central Park Zoo, two penguins named Roy and Silo were a little bit different from the others. But their desire for a family was the same. And with the help of a kindly zookeeper, Roy and Silo got the chance to welcome a baby penguin of their very own. Releasing in time for the tenth anniversary of And Tango Makes Three, this book and CD edition features narration by renowned actor Neil Patrick Harris.
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A Maths Journey Through Space

A Maths Journey Through Space

Anne Rooney

$17.99

Go on an exciting real-life maths journey to practise the core topics of number, geometry, statistics, ratio & proportion, algebra and measurement. Through data visualisation methods which include colourful diagrams, pictograms, illustrations, photographs and infographics, Go Figure! brings maths into the real world in an innovative, exciting and engaging visual way. It makes even the trickiest problem easier to understand and builds valuable confidence in maths! Find out how the maths you learn at school can help you go on a journey through space! Maths challenges use real life data and fascinating facts to solve mathematical problems that will help you on your travels through space.
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After Eli

After Eli

Rebecca Rupp

$16.95

When Daniel s brother Eli is killed at war, Daniel considers the history of unusual fatalities to determine what makes a death or a life matter. Some people die heroically, others accidentally. When Daniel Anderson s older brother dies, he wonders which category Eli s death falls into. In an attempt to understand, Danny creates a Book of the Dead an old binder that he fills with details about dead people, how they died, and, most important, for what purpose. Time passes, and eventually Daniel is prompted to look up from his notebook of death and questions to make new friends and be swept into their imaginings. With gentle humor and genuine emotion, Rebecca Rupp examines the questions that arise following a profound loss and the moments that start life rolling again.
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School Days Around the World

School Days Around the World

Margriet Ruurs ,  Alice Feagan

$27.99

This informational picture book features fourteen real students from around the world on a typical school day. There is Johannes, who lives at his boarding school in Germany; Ana, who walks an hour to her school in Honduras; Amy and Gwen, who are homeschooled in the United States; and many others. Each school experience is different in this engaging book about the many places and ways children learn and play.
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Captain Pugwash

Captain Pugwash

John Ryan ,  John Ryan

$16.95

Frances Lincoln are delighted to present paperback editions of this classic picture book series. There's nothing more likely to prompt our portly hero into action than the prospect of treasure. So when the valiant cabin boy Tom espies a mound of yellow stuff aboard a nearby ship, the Captain sets off in hot pursuit. Unfortunately, his villainous arch-enemy, the horrible Cut-throat Jake, is not far away. Will the Captain be trapped by Jake's dastardly plan? Or will Tom, the wisest little cabin boy on the Seven Seas, have a plan of his own...?
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Fuzzy Mud

Fuzzy Mud

Louis Sachar

$19.99

If you go down to the woods today... Well, every child knows NOT to, don't they? Tamaya is on a scholarship to the prestigious Woodridge Academy and every day she and seventh-grader Marshall walk to school together. They never go through the woods. And when they arrive at school they stop talking to each other - because Marshall can't be seen to be friends with a little kid like Tamaya. Especially not with Chad around. Chad-the-bully, who makes Marshall's life utterly miserable. But today, hoping to avoid Chad, Marshall and Tamaya decide to go through the woods ...And what is waiting there for them is strange, sinister and entirely unexpected. The next day, Chad doesn't turn up at school - no one knows where he is, not even his family. And Tamaya's arm is covered in a horribly, burning, itchy wound. As two unlikely heroes set out to rescue their bully, the town is about to be turned upside down by the mysterious Fuzzy Mud...
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Meet... the ANZACs

Meet... the ANZACs

Claire Saxby ,  Max Berry

$16.99

A picture book series about the extraordinary men and women who have shaped Australia's history, including our brave Anzac soldiers. Anzac stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. It is the name given to the Australian and New Zealand troops who landed at Gallipoli in World War I. The name is now a symbol of bravery and mateship. From Ned Kelly to Saint Mary MacKillop; Captain Cook to Douglas Mawson, 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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The Ultimate Book of Randomly Awesome Facts

The Ultimate Book of Randomly Awesome Facts

Scholastic, Inc. ,  Penelope Arlon

$14.99

Hundreds of lists - thousands of facts! There's a new online sensibility, and kids are encountering it every day. It's the flipped world of facts - facts presented as instant, cool, unexpected. And in this world of BuzzFeed and YouTube, a big focus of the new factual sensibility is lists. This is a book of best-ever lists, with a completely different look and feel to reflect today's digital world. The lists cover topics from science and technology to history and pop culture, and every one of them has a hook. The information appears random, like it's from an Internet search. But in-depth research and expert writing mean that the book is filled with the most important, most engaging, most up-to-the-minute facts. This is reference reinvented, with supermodern lists, and a supermodern visual presentation to match.
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Really? Robots

Really? Robots

Penelope Arlon

$12.99

Learn firsthand, brand-new information about robots, delivered directly from scientists and engineers in the field. These days, if you want to look something up, you just turn on your computer. But are you really getting all the information you need? Is it correct and up to date? Is there more information out there? There is! This book presents cutting-edge information directly from people who are actually working in robotics. It reveals how the technology behind robots is developed, along with the theories, experiments, and new processes involved. Featuring interviews with amazing men and women, facts about the very latest humanoids, androids, and cyborgs in production, fantastic photography, and superb infographics, this book is filled with original and extraordinary facts that will have every child exclaiming, Really? WOW!
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Challenger Deep

Challenger Deep

Neal Shusterman

$19.99

A captivating novel about mental illness that lingers long beyond the last page, Challenger Deep is a heartfelt tour de force by New York Times bestselling author Neal Shusterman. Caden Bosch is on a ship that's headed for the deepest point on Earth: Challenger Deep, the southern part of the Marianas Trench. Caden Bosch is a brilliant high school student whose friends are starting to notice his odd behavior. Caden Bosch is designated the ship's artist in residence to document the journey with images. Caden Bosch pretends to join the school track team but spends his days walking for miles, absorbed by the thoughts in his head. Caden Bosch is split between his allegiance to the captain and the allure of mutiny. Caden Bosch is torn. Challenger Deep is a deeply powerful and personal novel from one of today's most admired writers for teens. Laurie Halse Anderson, award-winning author of Speak, calls Challenger Deep a brilliant journey across the dark sea of the mind; frightening, sensitive, and powerful. Simply extraordinary.
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Frances Dean Who Loved to Dance and Dance

Frances Dean Who Loved to Dance and Dance

Birgitta Sif ,  Birgitta Sif

$16.95

From the award-winning author of Oliver comes a heart-warming story about finding new friends, overcoming your fears, following your dreams and - of course! - about dancing! Frances Dean loves to dance. In her every waking moment, she is inspired to move - she feels the wind and dances, hears the singing of the birds and dances. But as soon as anyone is around, she feels so shy. Her knees begin to tremble, butterflies start to flutter in her tummy and ...she forgets how to dance. Will she ever find the courage within herself to share her talent with other people and ...feel free? But then, one day, Frances Dean notices something - someone - unusual and it surprises her and inspires her all at once...
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Stolen Child

Stolen Child

Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch

$14.99

After being stolen from her family by the Nazis, Nadia has grown up, literally, in a completely different world. Her memories have always confused her. While living a privileged German childhood, Nadia recalls a woman singing her a lullaby and the taste of gingersnap cookies transports her to a strangely familiar, yet unknown, past. And she continues to be haunted by vivid, terrifying dreams. Slowly she uncovers the truth - that the German family she grew up with are not who they say they are. Piece by piece, Nadia comes to realize who her real family was. But where are they now? What became of them? And what is her real name?
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The Meaning of Maggie

The Meaning of Maggie

Megan Jean Sovern

$11.95

As befits a future President of the United States of America, Maggie Mayfield has decided to write a memoir of the past year of her life. And what a banner year it's been! During this period, she's Student of the Month on a regular basis, an official shareholder in Coca-Cola stock and defending Science Fair champion. Most importantly, though, this is the year Maggie has to pull up her bootstraps (the family motto) and finally learn why her cool dude dad is in a wheelchair, no matter how scary that is.Author Megan Jean Sovern, herself the daughter of a dad with multiple sclerosis, writes with the funny grace and assured prose of a new literary star.A portion of the proceeds of the sale of this book will be donated to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
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Nuclear Power

Nuclear Power

Richard Spilsbury ,  Louise Spilsbury

$17.99

With supplies of non-renewable energy sources running low and the threat of global warming and climate change, there is an urgent need to look at other types of energy resources and how well they can meet our power needs. While new technologies are being developed, each energy resource comes at a cost. This series looks at each energy resource, the technology and cost of how it is used to meet power needs and how it impacts the environment and humans. Each book explains how that power is generated and where it is used, and then, using specific Let's Discuss panels, explores the various advantages and disadvantages that concern it's use as an alternative fuel source. Case studies examine specific usage examples where that source has either worked or not worked so that the reader can weigh up the pros and cons for the use of each source against the alternatives.
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Big Trouble

Big Trouble

R.A. Spratt

$15.99

Friday Barnes has a new case, and this time it's personal! When Friday's father turns up out of the blue, he brings his daughter some distressing news - Friday's mother has been kidnapped! But who would want to kidnap a theoretical physicist? The Headmaster needs Friday's help too, when Highcrest Academy is thrown into chaos by the arrival of a beautiful new student - Princess Ingrid of Norway. She's rich, she's royal and she's got her eye on Ian Wainscott. Despite heightened security at the school, things start to go missing. It appears Highcrest Academy has been infiltrated by a master thief, The Pimpernel. Can Friday crack the case of her missing mother, reign in a royal brat and unmask the elusive Pimpernel? If it means she gets to ditch PE, then of course she can!
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The Treasure of Easter Island: Geronimo Stilton #60

The Treasure of Easter Island: Geronimo Stilton #60

Geronimo Stilton

$12.99

Each Geronimo Stilton book is fast-paced, with lively full-color art and a unique format kids 7-10 will love. Holey cheese - my sister, Thea, was in danger! She had traveled to Easter Island in search of a secret treasure, and now she needed my help. There was no time to lose! My friends and I hopped on a plane to begin our search, aided by a map and a mysterious riddle. What an exciting adventure!
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Once I Heard a Little Wombat

Once I Heard a Little Wombat

Renee Treml

$14.99

A beautiful Australian take on a classic nursery rhyme 'Once I heard a little wombat stomp stomp stomp...' Read along and act out the movements as these baby Australian animals eat, play and settle down for nap time.
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Trouble is a Friend of Mine

Trouble is a Friend of Mine

Stephanie Tromly

$16.95

Preparing to survive a typical day of being Digby's friend wasn't that different from preparing to survive the Apocalypse. When Digby first shows up on her doorstep, Zoe Webster is not impressed. He's rude, he's smart, and he doesn't take 'no' for an answer. But before she knows it, Digby has dragged her into a series of hilarious and dangerous situations all related to an investigation into the kidnapping of a girl from their high school. A kidnapping that may be connected to the tragic disappearance of his own sister eight years ago. Peppered with razor-sharp dialogue, this is a romance that is decidedly unromantic, a crime novel where catching the crook isn't the only hook, and a debut novel you won't forget.
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Kisses for Daddy

Kisses for Daddy

Frances Watts ,  David Legge

$16.95

When a grumbly Baby Bear refuses to give his father a goodnight kiss, their bedtime routine is transformed into a delightful game, as Daddy imagines all the different sorts of kisses that other animal babies give their dads.
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The Peony Lantern

The Peony Lantern

Frances Watts

$16.99

When Kasumi leaves her remote village for the teeming city of Edo, her life is transformed. As a lady-in-waiting in a samurai mansion she discovers a rare talent for art and falls in love with a young samurai. How could she ever return to the life of a simple mountain girl? But Kasumi must set aside her own concerns. Her country is on the brink of change and Edo is simmering with tension. And her mistress has a dangerous secret-a secret that Kasumi is gradually drawn into...
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A Rat in a Stripy Sock

A Rat in a Stripy Sock

Frances Watts ,  David Francis

$14.99

From award-winning author Frances Watts comes an uplifting story that shows how happiness can be found in the simplest of things. A book for all ages. A rain-swept day...A heart-lifting flash of colour! A story about the joy to be had in life's simplest pleasures - especially when they are shared - and finding happiness in the most unexpected places.
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Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls

Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls

Lynn Weingarten

$19.95

When June met Delia, she was a lifeline. Their intense friendship gave her a sense of belonging, of security, that she'd never had before. She felt braver, smarter, funnier, more attractive when Delia was around. But then something went wrong, and Delia and June haven't spoken for a year when an announcement is made at their school that Delia is dead. June barely has time to mourn before Delia's ex-boyfriend convinces her that Delia didn't kill herself but was in fact murdered, and June is fast swept into a tangle of lies and deceit - and a conspiracy she can barely conceive of, never mind believe. Stylish, sexy and atmospheric, with so many twists it will leave you breathless.
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Look Inside: Living Long Ago

Look Inside: Living Long Ago

Abigail Wheatley ,  Stefano Tognetti

$19.99

An interactive history book for young children, looking at life in a town travelling back in time from modern times to the stone age. With over 80 flaps to lift.
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Platypus

Platypus

Sue Whiting ,  Mark Jackson

$27.95

ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- Platypus are the most amazing creatures, and this book will introduce children to their many interesting and unique features. The text follows a platypus through its day, and is complemented with additional sentences (in a differing font) which give pertinent facts. The illustrations are both realistic and beautifully impressionistic, in tones of watery green, brown and blue and very appropriate for the muddy banks and sheltered creeks the platypus frequents. A fine addition to the library shelf! Lindy

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This fantastic new edition to the Nature Storybooks series is about one of Australia's most puzzling and unique animals - the platypus.

Platypus leaves his burrow in the riverbank and dives into the cool green pool. It is dusk and he is hungry. Platypus is always busy, always moving, looking for his next meal. Follow platypus as he plays, swims, dives and scurries around his riverbank home.
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Green Valentine

Green Valentine

Lili Wilkinson

$16.99

Astrid Katy Smythe is beautiful, smart and popular. She's a straight-A student and a committed environmental activist. She's basically perfect. Hiro is the opposite of perfect. He's slouchy, rude and resentful. Despite his brains, he doesn't see the point of school. But when Astrid meets Hiro at the shopping centre where he's wrangling shopping trolleys, he doesn't recognise her because she's in disguise - as a lobster. And she doesn't set him straight .Astrid wants to change the world, Hiro wants to survive it. But ultimately both believe that the world needs to be saved from itself. Can they find enough in common to right all the wrongs between them? A romantic comedy about life and love and trying to make the planet a better place, with a little heartbreak, and a whole lot of hilarity.
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Les Miserables

Les Miserables

Marcia Williams ,  Marcia Williams

$16.95

A wonderful introduction to Victor Hugo's epic tale of injustice, love and heroism in 19th century France. Marcia Williams retells one of the greatest novels of all time in her trademark accessible, highly illustrated style. Perfect for children who love the musical or Oscar-winning film, the story follows Jean Valjean, an ex-convict, as he tries to put his criminal past behind him. Will he manage to escape from the ruthless Police Inspector Javert, who is determined to see him behind bars again? Can he build a life with Cosette, an orphaned girl he has rescued from poverty and neglect? When Cosette grows up and falls in love with the handsome Marius Pontmercy, will Jean Valjean let Cosette go? Or will the revolution that is sweeping through the streets of Paris tear all their lives apart?
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Opal Plumstead

Opal Plumstead

Jacqueline Wilson ,  Nick Sharratt

$17.99

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

Brave as Can Be: A Book of Courage

Jo Witek ,  Christine Roussey

$19.99

The life of a toddler can be full of frightening things: the dark, the neighbor's dog, and thunderstorms, just to name a few. As a child gets older, they begin to feel braver around these everyday events, but how do they build this newfound confidence? In this lyrical, insightful picture book, an older sister explains to her younger sister all the things she used to be afraid of, along with some tricks to help, whether it's a special blanket for bedtime or singing during a storm. Now, big sister assures little sister, the fears that once felt as big as a mountain feel as minuscule as a speck of dust. This playful portrait of fear and bravery empowers young readers to confront once-scary situations and, with charming illustrations and die-cuts throughout, is also beautifully packaged.
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Chasing Dreams: Trickstars #5

Chasing Dreams: Trickstars #5

Karen Wood

$9.99

A Trickstars Adventure with Ruby, Lexie and Kit, the fantastic trick-riding triplets. When Aunt Zelda shares a video of Destiny's antics, the Trickstars become an internet sensation. They have a chance to audition for their favourite television show, but when Grampy has an accident, their dreams are suddenly under threat.
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Princess of the Sands: Trickstars #6

Princess of the Sands: Trickstars #6

Karen Wood

$9.99

A Trickstars Adventure with Ruby, Lexie and Kit, the fantastic trick-riding triplets. The Trickstars can't believe their luck when they are cast as stunt riders on their favourite TV show, Horses of the Sands. But there's trouble with the star's horse, and Lexie and Featherfoot are called in to help. Will Lexie's stage fright stand between her and stardom?
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Kizmet and the Case of the Smashed Violin

Kizmet and the Case of the Smashed Violin

Frank Woodley

$9.99

From Frank Woodley, much-loved comedian, storyteller and talented artist, comes a hilarious series about an inquisitive young girl, a cheeky currawong bird and a bumbling detective. Kizmet, Gretchen and Detective Spencer are in Hugelstein to protect the priceless Stradivarius violins, but during a performance one of the instruments is mysteriusly destroyed. As Kizmet and the gang follow the trail of evidence in this case, they find themselves in more danger than ever before!
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Kizmet and the Case of the Tassie Tiger

Kizmet and the Case of the Tassie Tiger

Frank Woodley

$9.99

From Frank Woodley, much-loved comedian, storyteller and talented artist, comes a hilarious series about an inquisitive young girl, a cheeky currawong bird and a bumbling detective. Kizmet, Gretchen and Detective Spencer are called to investigate serious claims of livestock being attacked by a creature in the bush ...and the possibile sighting of a Tasmanian tiger. But Tassie tigers are extinct, aren't they? Can Kizmet get to the bottom of this mystery?
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In the Evening

In the Evening

Edwina Wyatt

$24.95

A charming story about finding friendship and learning to accept others. This story will resonate with children and adults, as it reflects many anxieties about forming friendships and meeting new people, even if they have differences to you. Beautiful, sweeping Illustrations by award-winning illustrator Gaye Chapman.
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Ninja Baby

Ninja Baby

David Zeltser ,  Diane Goode ,  Diane Goode

$29.95

From the day she was born, Nina was a ninja baby. She obliterated her applesauce. She concealed herself at bath time. And she was training herself in advanced infiltration (of movie night). Nina wants to do everything by herself, until the day her parents bring home a Kung Fu Master (a baby brother). Now with a sibling, Nina will face the one thing she cannot do alone: be part of a family. With verve and humour, David Zeltser and Diane Goode tell the story of an unusually gifted child, and the family that is more than a match for her.
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Moon

Moon

Matt Zurbo

$25.99

Max's dad is far away on his fishing trawler and Max is missing him badly, until his dad tells him to look at the moon. Dad is looking at the moon too, the same one that is watching over Max. AUTHOR: Tasmania-based author Matt Zurbo has written numerous popular books for children of all ages, including 'Idiot Pride' for Young Adults and 'Tommy Tucker' for younger readers; and has written and illustrated the recent picture book, 'I Love Footie!' Illustrator Sadami Konchi is a Sydney-based fine artist and prize-winning portraitist who specialises in water colour. Moon is her first picture book. Colour illustrations
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