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My Father the Great Pirate

My Father the Great Pirate

Davide Cali ,  Maurizio Quarello

$27.99

ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- Sometimes there are books in the children's section because they are illustrated and in a picture book format, so therefore they are for kids. But often enough, these books can't be categorised, and shouldn't be limited to young readers, because they truly transcend age barriers and can speak to anyone who reads. This book is one of those undefinable and special experiences.

As a young boy, the narrator's father goes away, and only returns once a year. The child knows this is because his father is a pirate, a great pirate, who tells him stories about the places he's been, the ships he's attacked, the treasures buried and his shipmates. But one summer his father doesn't return and the boy's mother gets a telegram…

I won't tell more of the story, but I will say that every adult I have inveigled to read this book, has stood quietly and thoughtfully when they reach the end. I don't know how a child would react to it, but I know it moved me unutterably. There are themes of love and what we do to protect our loved ones, of bravery and resilience and that moment when childhood is put behind even when understanding has yet to catch up with experience.

The illustrations are coloured in a muted palette, soft greys and creamy yellows with occasional splashes of warm umber, and convey as much meaning as the simply related text.
 
Have a look for yourself - I think this is one of the best books I have seen in my picture book section this year. Or for that matter, anywhere in the shop. Lindy Jones

My Father the Great Pirate by Davide Cali & Maurizio Quarello at Abbey's Bookshop 131 York Street, Sydney
Before After

Before After

Anne-Margot Ramstein ,  Matthias Aregui

$27.95

ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- This wordless picture book is most eloquent! On one page an image morphs into another stage on the opposite page (or occasionally the next double spread). Obvious things like: a bud opening into a waterlily, or a caterpillar into a butterfly, or an egg into a chicken (and back into an egg again). Less obvious things like: a cacoa pod into a block of chocolate, or a squid followed by a bottle of ink, or a pile of bricks into a wall. And even more subtle things like: a pigeon in flight followed by an aerogram marked with a stamp depicting a pigeon, or a pumpkin followed by a coach. As you turn the pages and enjoy the finely delineated drawings though, an even more subtle story unfolds… Works on many levels, and interesting on them all! Lindy

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This is a beautiful, smart and graphic picture book that explores the theme of before and after. Everyone knows that a tiny acorn into a mighty oak grows, and a caterpillar emerges into a butterfly. But in this clever, visually enchanting volume, it's also true that a cow can result in both a bottle of milk and a painting of a cow, and an ape in a jungle may become an urban King Kong. Just as day turns into night and back again, a many-tiered cake is both created and eaten down to a single piece. With simple, graphic illustrations sure to appeal to even the youngest of children, this smart exploration of the fascinating theme of before and after will please the most discerning adult readers, too. Author-illustrators, Matthias Aregui Margot and Anne-Ramstein explore a contrasting graphic universe in this beautiful picture book. Subtle hints to classic nursery tales and narratives of a developing civilization make this more than just a simple  before and after  series of illustrations.
State of Grace

State of Grace

Hilary Badger

$19.95

Nothing and no-one exists beyond the garden where Wren and the others live, but that's okay - they have everything they could possibly need right there, in paradise. The trees are laden with fruit and the water in the lagoon is as clear as crystal. Wren's world is a utopia. If only Wren could stop the strange visions she's started having: flashes of another world, where there are people she doesn't know - couldn't possibly know - but who somehow feel familiar. And what does Blaze, the most beautiful and mysterious of creations, know about what's going on in Wren's head? When she uncovers the lies that are propping up everything she has ever believed in, Wren must choose: remain in blissful ignorance or face the ugly truth?
Sam and Dave Dig a Hole

Sam and Dave Dig a Hole

Mac Barnett ,  Jon Klassen

$24.95

ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- On Monday Sam and Dave (and their unnamed dog) dig a hole. They aren't going to stop until they find something spectacular…so it ends up being quite a very deep hole indeed! Full of sly jokes - Klassen of I Want My Hat Back and This is Not My Hat has a very deft way with the witty illustration that conveys much more than the accompanying text. Delightful, and particularly so when the reader picks up all the little clues... Lindy

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Sam and Dave are on a mission. A mission to find something spectacular. So they dig a hole. And they keep digging. And they find ...nothing. Yet the day turns out to be pretty spectacular after all. Attentive readers will be rewarded with a rare treasure in this witty story of looking for the extraordinary - and finding it in a manner you'd never expect.
The Last King of Angkor Wat

The Last King of Angkor Wat

Graeme Base

$26.99

Tiger, Gibbon, Water Buffalo and Geeko are sitting amongst the ruins of ancient Angkor Wat, wondering which of them would have made the best king. The appearance of a mysterious visitor leads them to discover their true selves in a race to a distant hilltop. A timeless fable full of adventure and beauty from a much-loved storyteller.
Feel the Fear: Ruby Redfort #4

Feel the Fear: Ruby Redfort #4

Lauren Child

$19.99

Ruby Redfort: supercool secret agent, code-cracker and thirteen-year-old genius The fourth book in the scarily awesome Ruby Redfort series, by multi-million-copy bestselling author Lauren Child. This time Ruby must pit her wits against a seemingly invisible foe. How do you set your sights on catching a light-fingered villain if you can't even see him...?
The Cleo Stories: The Necklace and the Present

The Cleo Stories: The Necklace and the Present

Libby Gleeson ,  Freya Blackwood

$16.99

Cleo desperately wants a necklace. Her parents say special presents are only for birthdays...but Cleo doesn't want to wait. In the second story, it's her mum's birthday and Cleo doesn't know what to give her - until she has the best idea of all. Delightful, warm and irresistible, these stories show how a little girl with a big imagination can always find a way to have fun.
Asterix and the Picts

Asterix and the Picts

Jean-Yves Ferri ,  Goscinny ,  Rene Goscinny ,  Albert Uderzo

$19.99

When Asterix and Obelix rescue a mysterious Pict named MacAroon, they must journey to Caledonia, now Scotland, to return him to his lady love, Camomilla, the adopted daughter of the old king. However, the treacherous chieftain, MacCabeus, plans to marry her and claim the throne - with the help of the Romans! What with caber-tossing, bagpipes, malted water and an enormous otter in the loch, can the Gauls reunite MacAroon and Camomilla and enjoy some Roman-bashing along the way?
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library

Chris Grabenstein

$12.99

A New York Times Bestseller In this cross between Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and A Night in the Museum, Agatha Award winner Chris Grabenstein uses rib-tickling humor to create the perfect tale for his quirky characters. Kyle Keeley is the class clown and a huge fan of all games--board games, word games, and particularly video games. His hero, Luigi Lemoncello, the most notorious and creative gamemaker in the world, just so happens to be the genius behind the construction of the new town library. Lucky Kyle wins a coveted spot as one of twelve kids invited for an overnight sleepover in the library, hosted by Mr. Lemoncello and riddled with lots and lots of games. But when morning comes, the doors stay locked. Kyle and the other kids must solve every clue and figure out every secret puzzle to find the hidden escape route! Don't miss bonus content in the back of the book--extra puzzles, an author Q&A, and more! Pick up Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library for your kids to discover the coolest library in the world. --James Patterson, #1 New York Times bestselling author
The 52-Storey Treehouse Diary 2015

The 52-Storey Treehouse Diary 2015

Andy Griffiths ,  Terry Denton

$12.99

As there are 52 weeks in the year, it's definitely the time for The 52-Storey Treehouse Diary 2015.


With each week of the year corresponding to a level of the treehouse (Week 1, Level 1,...) this diary is guaranteed to excite all treehouse fans who can now explore each crazy layer of Andy and Terry's treehouse as they plot their way through the new year.

Counting Aussie Animals in My Backyard

Counting Aussie Animals in My Backyard

Bronwyn Houston

$19.95

ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- A simple but beautiful counting book. One python slithers through the plants, two kookaburras laugh on the fence, all the way up to ten mosquitoes biting. Bold and colourful illustrations capture a semi-tropical backyard full of natural wonders, and the simple text wins marks for its unforced rhythmical play on sounds (such a pleasure to read out loud!) I know a 2 year old who absolutely loves this book - and what better recommendation! Lindy

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Bronwyn Houston makes counting to 10 so much fun! Her textured and vivid illustrations bring a tropical Australian garden to life, with a touch of humour thrown in. From kookaburras laughing on a fence to bull ants marching through the dirt... find out what these Australian animals get up to in Bronwyn's backyard.
Cooper Bartholomew is Dead

Cooper Bartholomew is Dead

Rebecca James

$19.99

Cooper Bartholomew's body is found at the foot of a cliff. Suicide. That's the official finding, that's what everyone believes. Cooper's girlfriend, Libby, has her doubts. They'd been happy, in love. Why would he take his own life? As Libby searches for answers, and probes more deeply into what really happened the day Cooper died, she and her friends unravel a web of deception and betrayal. Are those friends - and enemies - what they seem? Who is hiding a dangerous secret? And will the truth set them all free?
Once Upon an Alphabet: Short Stories for all the Letters

Once Upon an Alphabet: Short Stories for all the Letters

Oliver Jeffers

$29.99

ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- This gloriously whimsical book starts with the sentences: If words make up stories, and letters make up words, then stories are made of letters. In this menagerie we have stories, made of words, made for all the letters. So, A is for an astronaut. Which introduces us to Edmund, who has trained for ages but has a small problem: he's frightened of heights! So the book goes, with characters recurring (and some of those are familiar from past Jeffers books) and associations made and dissolved in the great way of all stories. Wonderful for all ages! Lindy

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A flagship publication, gloriously bringing the alphabet to life in irresistible Oliver Jeffers style! The letters of our alphabet work tirelessly to make words that in turn make stories, but what if there was a story FOR each of the letters instead? Turn the pages of this exquisite book to find out...Here you will discover twenty-six short stories introducing a host of new characters (plus the occasional familiar face). From Edmund the astronaut with his awkward fear of heights, via the dynamic new investigative duo of the Owl and the Octopus, through to the Zeppelin that just might get Edmund a little bit closer to where he needs to be, this book is packed with funny, thrilling, perilous and above all entertaining tales inspired by every letter in the alphabet. An adventure to follow from A to Z, or a treasure trove to dip in and out of, Once Upon an Alphabet is a work of exhilarating originality from artist Oliver Jeffers, the creator of much-loved modern classics such as Lost and Found and The Incredible Book Eating Boy.
Deception: Pandora Jones #2

Deception: Pandora Jones #2

Barry Jonsberg

$17.99

'It was difficult to know when nightmares ended and the waking world began.' Pan is still struggling to distinguish between her dreams and reality. When she wakes in the Infirmary her mind replays the sight of Nate running along the shoreline and the way his body froze and then flopped after he was shot. But her memories hold more questions than answers and she doesn't know who to trust. When she forms an unlikely alliance with Jen to try to make sense of everyone's haunting similar memories and the conflicting information about The School, she finds herself with unexpected enemies. Pan and Jen are determined to seek the truth - no matter what rules they must break or how terrible the danger they face. But can they even trust each other? Intuition. Secrets. Truth. Courage. Action. Survival.
Ocean: A Photicular Book

Ocean: A Photicular Book

Carol Kaufmann ,  Dan Kainen

$39.95

In its extraordinary debut, Safari, introduced the world to Photicular technology. The cheetah bounded, the African elephant flapped its ears and readers could not believe their eyes. Now the creators of Safari take their work a step further. Ocean offers not only a refinement of inventor Dan Kainen's Photicular technology, but a subject undulating creatures of the deep perfectly suited to the immersive visual pleasure of the process. Ocean is like being on a dive. Open the book, and the reader is swept into the magic of an underwater world, face-to-face with a floating Yellow-Banded Sweetlips; with a glow-in-the-dark Deep-Sea Anglerfish; with a Sea Horse swaying in balletic motion; with a Sand Tiger Shark gliding along the ocean floor, its gaze haunting, its hook-toothed mouth gulping open and closed. The text by Carol Kaufmann enchants with its descriptions of coral reefs; a journey on Alvin, the 17-ton submersible; and a meditation on our oceans. Then, for each creature, she writes a lively and informative essay, along with vital statistics size, habitat, range, diet, and more. The Photicular process uses an innovative lenticular technology, sliding lenses, and original four-colour video imagery. The result is like a movie in your hands the dance of life in a book.
Noni the Pony Goes to the Beach

Noni the Pony Goes to the Beach

Alison Lester

$24.99

Come to the beach with Noni - the nicest pony you could ever meet - in this purely delightful rhyming story for young children. Noni the Pony is friendly and funny. She loves going down to the beach when it's sunny. With her two very best friends Dave Dog and Coco the Cat, and the cows from next door, it's going to be a wonderful day.
Adventures in Busy Places: Explore the Real World With 250 Stickers and Activities

Adventures in Busy Places: Explore the Real World With 250 Stickers and Activities

Lonely Planet

$12.99

This new sticker activity series for kids aged 3 and up shows kids the incredible sights and diverse environments of planet earth. Keep little hands busy on long journeys with these bumper books of stickers that mix amazing facts about the world's coolest places with great photos and illustrations, plus a small dose of humour. About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in. TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards 2012 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category 'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times 'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia)
Adventures in Cold Places: Explore the Real World With 250 Stickers and Activities

Adventures in Cold Places: Explore the Real World With 250 Stickers and Activities

Lonely Planet

$12.99

This new sticker activity series for kids aged 3 and up shows kids the incredible sights and diverse environments of planet earth. Keep little hands busy on long journeys with these bumper books of stickers that mix amazing facts about the world's coolest places with great photos and illustrations, plus a small dose of humour. About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in. TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards 2012 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category 'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times 'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia)
Adventures in Wild Places: Explore the Real World With 250 Stickers and Activities

Adventures in Wild Places: Explore the Real World With 250 Stickers and Activities

Lonely Planet

$12.99

This new sticker activity series for kids aged 3 and up shows kids the incredible sights and diverse environments of planet earth. Keep little hands busy on long journeys with these bumper books of stickers that mix amazing facts about the world's coolest places with great photos and illustrations, plus a small dose of humour. About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in. TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards 2012 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category 'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times 'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia)
World Atlas: Bringing the World to Life

World Atlas: Bringing the World to Life

Lonely Planet

$29.99

Finally, Lonely Planet has made the atlas kids have been waiting for! With 160 pages of illustrated maps, engaging infographics, mind-blowing photography and a large dose of humour, this is the atlas that shows kids what the world is really like. Touching on popular culture, sports and school life, this brings the world to life for kids aged 8 and up. Includes 300+ amazing photographs and 50+ illustrated maps. The perfect present for every kid!
Maps

Maps

Aleksandra Mizielinska ,  Daniel Mizielinska

$39.95

This book of maps is a visual feast for readers of all ages, with lavishly drawn illustrations from the incomparable Mizielinskis. The maps show not only borders, cities, rivers, and peaks, but also places of historical and cultural interest, eminent personalities, iconic animals and plants, cultural events and many more fascinating facts associated with every region.
Shouldn't You Be in School? All the Wrong Questions #3

Shouldn't You Be in School? All the Wrong Questions #3

Lemony Snicket

$16.95

Do you smell smoke? Young apprentice Lemony Snicket is investigating a case of arson but soon finds himself enveloped in the ever-increasing mystery that haunts the town of Stain'd-by-the-Sea. Who is setting the fires? What secrets are hidden in the Department of Education? Why are so many schoolchildren in danger? Is it all the work of the notorious villain Hangfire? How could you even ask that? What kind of education have you had? Maybe you should be in school...
The Arrival

The Arrival

Shaun Tan

$19.99

What drives so many to leave everything behind and journey alone to a mysterious country, a place without family or friends, where everything is nameless and the future is unknown. This silent graphic novel is the story of every migrant, every refugee, every displaced person, and a tribute to all those who have made the journey. The Arrival has become one of the most critically acclaimed books of recent years, a wordless masterpiece that describes a world beyond any familiar time or place.
Awful Auntie

Awful Auntie

David Walliams

$19.99

The screechingly funny new novel from the Number One bestselling author. A page-turning, rollicking romp of a read, sparkling with Walliams' most eccentric characters yet and full of humour and heart. From larger than life, tiddlywinks obsessed Awful Aunt Alberta to her pet owl, Wagner - this is an adventure with a difference. Aunt Alberta is on a mission to cheat the young Lady Stella Saxby out of her inheritance - Saxby Hall. But with mischievous and irrepressible Soot, the cockney ghost of a chimney sweep, alongside her Stella is determined to fight back... And sometimes a special friend, however different, is all you need to win through.
Tales from Shakespeare

Tales from Shakespeare

Marcia Williams

$24.95

Take your seats in the Globe Theatre as Marcia Williams presents fourteen of Shakespeare's most famous plays. From the heartbreaking tragedy of Romeo and Juliet to Puck's hilarious escapades in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Marcia brings Shakespeare's stories vividly to life.
Belzhar

Belzhar

Meg Wolitzer

$16.99

I was sent here because of a boy. His name was Reeve Maxfield, and I loved him and then he died, and almost a year passed and no one knew what to do with me. A group of emotionally fragile, highly intelligent teenagers are mysteriously picked for Special Topics English, tasked with studying Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar and keeping a journal. Each time the teens write in it they are transported to a miraculous other world called Belzhar - a world where they are no longer haunted by their trauma and grief - and each begins to tell their own story. From New York Times bestselling author Meg Wolitzer comes a breathtaking and surprising story about first love, deep sorrow, and the power of acceptance.
Animal Sticker and Colouring Book

Animal Sticker and Colouring Book

Jessica Greenwell ,  Cecilia Johansson

$12.99

Explore the world of animals and their habitats in this bumper activity book. Use the 250 stickers provided to create exotic scenes including an arid desert, a grassy African plain and a lush rainforest. Then colour in animals including lions, tigers, zebra, giraffes, tree frogs, snakes, alligators and a range of more familiar farmyard varieties.
Ian Andrew's Aurelian (Pictura)

Ian Andrew's Aurelian (Pictura)

Ian Andrew

$12.95

Pictura is a stunning range of black-and-white art to collect and colour, for ages 9 to 90.

In Aurelian, the concertina is filled with a gorgeous array of butterflies and moths, desperate for you to add their colour.

The back features a key to their species and a further illustration – ‘metamorphosis’ – showing the journey a butterfly will take: from caterpillar, to cocoon, to rebirth.
Debra McFarlane's Once Upon A Time (Pictura)

Debra McFarlane's Once Upon A Time (Pictura)

Debra McFarlane

$12.95

Pictura is a stunning range of black-and-white art to collect and colour, for all ages.

In Fairytale Land, scenes from all your favourite fairy tales – including Sleeping Beauty, Jack and the Beanstalk and Beauty and the Beast – are blended seamlessly together in this beautiful panorama from Debra McFarlane. After colouring in the front, turn to the back for drawing activities.
Tomislav Tomic's A Walk Through Paris (Pictura)

Tomislav Tomic's A Walk Through Paris (Pictura)

Tomislav Tomic

$12.95

Pictura is a stunning range of black-and-white art to collect and colour, for ages 9 to 90.

In this title from the urban strand, Tomislav Tomić takes us on a journey through glamorous Paris in the early 1900s. There are eight iconic buildings/places to be coloured in: Sacré Coeur, Arc de Triomphe, Champs Élysées, Grand Palais, the Louvre, the Seine, Notre Dame and, of course, the Eiffel Tower.

The reverse of the concertina offers the chance to copy a balloon in a gridded drawing exercise and draw your own city scene.
The Children's Book of Magic

The Children's Book of Magic

$29.99

This title helps you learn the secret of magic and put on your own astounding magic show with these 20 step-by-step magic tricks to try at home. The Children's Book of Magic demystifies the mystical by tracing the history of magic from ancient Egypt to the present day exploring the secrets behind some of the greatest magicians from Harry Houdini to Albertus Magnus. From coin tricks to sleight of hand The Children's Book of Magic explains the best magic tricks for kids through engaging step-by-step sequences helping you master the perfect trick. With 8 schools of magic and 20 magic tricks inside, you'll learn how to cut a person in half, make objects levitate or even disappear! You'll be well on your way to becoming the world's best magician and putting on your very own magic show! Dive in and discover amazing magic tricks from the secrets of sleight of hand to captivating card tricks and the mysteries of misdirection for your own magic show.
Cool Creations in 101 Pieces

Cool Creations in 101 Pieces

Sean T. Kenney ,  Sean Kenney

$19.99

Creativity knows no bounds! LEGO artist Sean Kenney reuses up to one hundred and one LEGO bricks to create a variety of images in all categories: vehicles, spaceships, home accessories, animals, nature, robots, and many other subjects. This second offering in the Pieces series is sure to spark imagination and encourage kids to think outside the box, which is the message that Sean strongly promotes about creativity, imagination, and building with LEGO. Building instructions for over 20 models are included.
First Sticker Book Ballet

First Sticker Book Ballet

Caroline Young ,  Rebecca Finn

$12.99

Discover the world of ballet in this simple sticker book for young children. Ballet is a perenially popular subject; the wonderful music, stunning outfits and graceful dancers combining to create a magical, fairytale world. Stylish sets and flamboyant costumes provide a dramatic background for the sticker ballerinas. With over 150 stickers to add.
First Sticker Book Cars

First Sticker Book Cars

Simon Tudhope ,  Sebastien Telleschi

$12.99

Many children are fascinated by vehicles and in this brightly illustrated sticker book they can create their own car-filled pictures. Lots of busy scenes and more than 150 stickers of cars of all shapes, sizes and colours to add to them.
Tell the Time Sticker Book

Tell the Time Sticker Book

Chez Picthall

$9.99

Clear instructions and colourful stickers make answering the questions an enjoyable game. Includes a giant wallchart, featuring clock faces with the key times of day. Brings a playful twist to an essential early learning skill.
Two Player Big Fun Book: Puzzles & Games for Two to do

Two Player Big Fun Book: Puzzles & Games for Two to do

Lydia Crook

$19.99

This cool book bursting with fun and games is a perfect play book for two best friends. Sitting opposite one another with the book open in between, kids will find 112 pages of puzzles, games and activities. Some are competitive, some are collaborative, all are illustrated in Lydia Crooks fresh and appealing black-and-white style. With hidden object games, mazes to race through, pairs to find, drawing games, word games, dot-to-dots and more, the Two Player Big Fun Book will provide tons of fun for friends. (Carries EU Toy Safety Directive 'CE' logo).
Very First Book of Things to Spot

Very First Book of Things to Spot

Fiona Watt ,  Stephen J. Barker

$14.99

A look-and-talk book for very young children, with simple, bright illustrations and lots to see and spot on every page.
A World of Your Own

A World of Your Own

Laura Carlin

$24.95

A beautiful picture book for children 5+ taking the reader on a journey through Laura Carlin's own colourful and imaginative visual world.
Australias Greatest Landmarks & Locations

Australias Greatest Landmarks & Locations

Virginia Grant

$24.99

Can you name the highest peak in mainland Australia? Do you know which Australian capital city had to be rebuilt twice? What natural feature of Australia is the only living thing on Earth that can be seen from outer space? In Australia's Greatest Landmarks and Locations, you will discover the answers to these questions and learn many more stories about the remarkable Australian landscape. With jaw-dropping natural attractions and magnificent man-made structures, Australia has an abundance of truly great places. From north to south and east to west, this book showcases the nation's best known and most loved places, and reveals their fascinating stories. Few other countries can boast the geographic diversity of Australia, with its deserts, tropical and temperate forests, wetlands and snow-capped mountains. And with this diversity comes some incredible natural features - the Great Barrier Reef, Fraser Island and Purnululu National Park, to name just a few. Some places have enormous cultural significance, reflecting our Indigenous heritage or our short history as a nation. And some places, of course, have both natural and cultural importance. After finding out about the greatest landmarks and locations of Australia, you won't be able to resist experiencing them for yourself. Be inspired!
Meet... Nancy Bird Walton

Meet... Nancy Bird Walton

Grace Atwood ,  Harry Slaghekke

$24.99

A picture book series about the extraordinary men and women who have shaped Australia's history, including Australia's first female commercial pilot, Nancy Bird Walton. Nancy Bird Walton grew up during the golden age of aviation. By the time she was 13, Nancy knew she wanted to fly. When she was 18 Nancy studied under the famous aviator Charles Kingsford Smith. This is the story of how Nancy began her career as Australia's first female commercial pilot.
My Australian Alphabet

My Australian Alphabet

Ochre Lawson

$25.99

Discover some of the most popular Australian native flora and fauna in this delightful alphabet book.
Australian Writers of Influence

Australian Writers of Influence

Bernadette Kelly

$17.95

Our knowledge and ideas about the world are shaped by writers - poets, novelists, playwrights and journalists. The 1800s were a time of turbulence and change in the Australian colonies with droughts, strikes, bushrangers and long periods of mass unemployment. The freethinking writers of the time were often called radical but they were the voice for change in this new country - and their influence is still evident today.
Sonoma Meets Miss Mouse

Sonoma Meets Miss Mouse

Di Morrissey ,  Julie Sydenham

$19.99

A sob in the night awakes a little gilr called Sonoma...and what does she find?A magical littel mouse who is scared of the dark and hungry.What does Sonoma do?
Winnie-the-Pooh Deluxe Complete Collection

Winnie-the-Pooh Deluxe Complete Collection

A. A. Milne

$250.00

This is the ultimate edition of some of the most famous children's stories and poems of all time, featuring The Bear for All Ages, Winnie-the-Pooh. The stylishly designed outer box has a sumptuous matt finish with gold and blue foil, with tree motif edging. The box opens to reveal a ribboned envelope containing six beautiful prints of iconic Winnie-the-Pooh illustrations, perfect for framing for the nursery wall. Under the envelope is the book itself, bound in padded imitation cloth with gold and blue foil. Each book is individually hand-numbered, and contains the four original Pooh books by A.A. Milne and illustrated by E.H. Shepard: Winnie-the-Pooh, The House at Pooh Corner, When We Were Very Young and Now We Are Six.
Anne of the Island

Anne of the Island

L. M. Montgomery

$8.99

Anne is finally off to Redmond College! While she's sad to be leaving Marilla and the twins, she's excited to finally become a full-fledged BA, and to embark on new adventures with the other Avonlea folks attending Redmond-a group that includes her friend Gilbert Blythe. At Redmond Anne meets Philippa Gordon, a frivolous but charming girl who pulls Anne into the centre of the Redmond social scene. As Anne becomes the object of several boys' affection, she's faced with numerous proposals she can't possibly accept. Then Gilbert ruins everything by declaring his own feelings for her, and Anne worries that she's lost one of her best friends...and possibly so much more. This addition to the renowned Anne of Green Gables series makes a wonderful gift and keepsake.
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James Phelan

$14.99

13 books. 13 nightmares. 1 destiny. Are you one of them? I destroyed all those who might help you. You're on your own now, boy. Still heartbroken by the loss of his mentor, Sam discovers the next Dreamer is someone very close to him. Together they must travel to the other side of the world to find the eleventh Gear. On his voyage with Hans, Alex's dreams grow ever-more powerful as he encounters pirates, deep-sea peril and the harshest climate on earth. He will need all his resourcefulness just to survive. Racing to find the Gear in the Australian Outback, Sam and Eva must also outrun their enemies in the race for the Dream Gate. Can they reach it in time? Sam must find the last 13. The end is approaching.
The Best of Tenida

The Best of Tenida

Narayan Gangopadhyay

$9.95

The humorous escapades of Narayan Gangopadhyay's immortal character and his ragtag bunch of friends, now in English. The leader of a gang of four, Tenida is a brash, loud-mouthed fellow with a large heart and a gargantuan appetite. Along with the quick-witted Kyabla, the Bangladeshi-accented Habul and the cowardly Pela, Tenida falls headlong into one misadventure after the other, that is, when he is not telling tall tales of his own heroism. Full of wit and old-world charm, The Best of Tenida is dotted with vignettes of life in yesteryear Calcutta. Featuring five of Narayan Gangopadhyay's best-known short stories and his timeless novella Charmurti, this English translation introduces one of the most beloved figures in Bengali children's literature to a wider audience.
The Monster Truck Tremor Dilemma

The Monster Truck Tremor Dilemma

Andrew Cranna

$19.95

Deep under the Earth's crust, Skull River City is experiencing unexplained earthquakes AND impending doom. But Rocky and Vince have a challenge of their own - competing in the Monster Truck Grand Prix. A roller-coaster ride full of twists and turns, this lethal race will lead the Bloodhound Boys way off track. Will these undead friends be able to follow the signs back home in time to stop the earthquakes?
Clementine Rose and the Famous Friend

Clementine Rose and the Famous Friend

Jacqueline Harvey

$12.99

Clementine Rose is heading back to school, and this year she has a new teacher. Young Mr Smee is very different to Mrs Bottomley and he sets the class a special project. Clemmie can't wait to get started! Meanwhile at Penberthy House, an intriguing guest has just arrived. Miss Richardson is staying for a whole month to write a book. Trouble is, she never comes out of her room and doesn't seem to like children at all. Will Clementine discover who their elderly resident is and why she is so secretive?
Daisy on the Road

Daisy on the Road

Michelle Hamer ,  Lucia Masciullo

$14.99

It's 1930 and Daisy has finally had news that her dad is alive! He's gravely injured somewhere in the bush, and though she doesn't know quite where, Daisy is determined to find him. With help from old friends, she sets off on her way. But life on the road is hard, and before long, disaster strikes ...Will Daisy reach Dad before it's too late?
The Girl Who Walked On Air

The Girl Who Walked On Air

Emma Carroll

$13.99

Louie, who was abandoned at Chipchase's Travelling Circus as a baby, dreams of becoming a 'Showstopper', but Mr Chipchase keeps her hidden, tucked away in the ticket booth. No Death-Defying Stunts for her. But Louie has been secretly practicing her act; the tightrope and dreams of being the Girl Who Walked on Air - she just needs to be given the chance to shine. And the circus needs her too - Wellbeloved's rival show is stealing their crowds. They need a Showstopper. Desperate, Mr Chipchase reluctantly lets Louie perform. She is a sensation, and gets an offer from the sinister Mr Wellbeloved himself to perform ...over Niagara Falls. But nothing is quite as it seems and soon Louie's bravery is tested not just on the high wire but in confronting her past and the shady characters in the world of the circus...Fans of Frost Hollow Hall will love this epic adventure about following your dreams and becoming a showstopper!
Goth Girl and the Fete Worse Than Death

Goth Girl and the Fete Worse Than Death

Chris Riddell

$19.99

Preparations for the Ghastly-Gorm Garden Party and bake-off are under way. Celebrity cooks are arriving at the hall for the big event and, true to form, Maltravers, the indoor gamekeeper, is acting suspiciously. Elsewhere at Ghastly-Gorm Ada's wardrobe-dwelling lady's maid Marylebone has received a marriage proposal. Ada vows to aid the course of true love and find out what Maltravers is up to, but amidst all this activity, everyone, including her father, appears to have forgotten her birthday!
The Grunts All at Sea

The Grunts All at Sea

Philip Ardagh ,  Axel Scheffler

$11.99

Mr Grunt's a man with a mission. He has to get a Person of Great Importance (or POGI) to someone called Mrs Bayliss by the twenty-fifth. Alive and well. And he can't tell anyone more than that, not even his lovely wife, Mrs Grunt, because there will be people trying to snatch the POGI and so the POGI must be transported in secret. It's an exciting adventure, but what interests Mr Grunt most are the silver coins he's been promised at the end of it. The Grunts' stolen son, Sunny, has a few questions. Who is the big-earringed cyclist? Why does the POGI have to wear a barrel all the time? Is Rodders Lasenby a lovely person or simply the rudest man on the planet? And how long will it be before they find themselves All At Sea?
The Icicle Illuminarium

The Icicle Illuminarium

Nikki Gemmell

$16.99

The mysterious Lady Adora has a plan for the Caddy kids, but it doesn't involve chocolate and games ...Kick, Bert, Scruff and Pin are rejoicing - Dad's been found! But he's ill from his wartime experiences, and he's sent away to recover. Then a hint from the butler sets their hearts racing. Could their mother still be alive too? The four siblings begin a wild goose chase to search for clues. But it all goes terribly, horribly wrong when they're kidnapped. They're imprisoned in the Icicle Illuminarium - the coldest, loneliest and most falling-down mansion in England. Luckily, there might be a secret friend or two to be found in this odd place. Can Bucket, their loyal dingo dog, help Uncle Basti to find them - before Lady Adora can set her plans in motion? Another feel-good tale about four fearless Aussie bush kids who won't take no for an answer - and certainly can't be cooped up for long, even if their captors think they can!
Listen to the Moon

Listen to the Moon

Michael Morpurgo, M.B.E.

$19.99

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

The Ministry of Ghosts

Alex Shearer

$14.95

Thruppence and Tim don't know what they're getting themselves into when they ring the bell at the house with dusty windows and a tarnished name plate to enquire about the advertised 'Saturday Person'. What could be so difficult about an unspecified Saturday job? Well, had that name plate been properly cleaned, Thruppence and Tim might not have been so keen to enter...Pressured by the stern Minister Beeston from the Department of Economies, the Ministry of Ghosts has been given three months to prove the existence or non-existence of ghosts or else it will be shut down! As it seems that children are particularly magnetic to ghosts and supernatural beings, Thruppence and Tim are added to their ghost-catching team. And although neither of them are scared by talk of ghosts or monsters, they couldn't have imagined the truth behind what they will find...
Mountwood School for Ghosts

Mountwood School for Ghosts

Toby Ibbotson

$19.99

Fredegonda, Goneril, and Drusilla are Great Hagges, much more important and much rarer than regular old hags. They think that ghosts these days are decidedly lacking and that people haven't been scared of ghosts for years. So one day they decide that something needs to change - it's time for these ghosts to learn a thing or two about being scary. And what better way to teach them than to set up their very own school for ghosts?
The Bungalow Mystery

The Bungalow Mystery

Carolyn Keene

$9.99

A special treat for Nancy Drew fans, and any reader who's new to the series! We're releasing a stunning new edition of an old favorite: The Bungalow Mystery, the third book in the incredibly popular, long-running series. It's the same exciting mystery that readers have fallen in love with for more than 80 years--Nancy Drew has to help Laura Pendelton retrieve her family jewels, but they have to act quickly! Now with a brand-new look, this is an edition that collectors won't want to miss!
The Hidden Staircase

The Hidden Staircase

Carolyn Keene

$9.99

A special treat for Nancy Drew fans, and any reader who's new to the series! We're releasing a stunning new edition of an old favorite: The Hidden Staircase, the second book in the incredibly popular, long-running series. It's the same exciting mystery that readers have fallen in love with for more than 80 years--Nancy Drew has to find the mysterious ghost that seems to be haunting Twin Elms, and make sure no more prized possessions disappear under her nose. Now with a brand-new look, this is an edition that collectors won't want to miss!
The Mystery at Lilac Inn

The Mystery at Lilac Inn

Carolyn Keene

$9.99

A special treat for Nancy Drew fans, and any reader who's new to the series! We're releasing a stunning new edition of an old favorite: The Mystery at Lilac Inn, the fourth book in the incredibly popular, long-running series. It's the same exciting mystery that readers have fallen in love with for more than 80 years--Nancy Drew has to help Emily and Dick reverse the jinx on Lilac Inn before something terrible happens. Now with a brand-new look, this is an edition that collectors won't want to miss!
The Secret of the Old Clock

The Secret of the Old Clock

Carolyn Keene

$9.99

Nancy Drew has to help Mr Crowley's friends find his missing will before the evil Topham family steals his full inheritance.
Dork Diaries: Once Upon a Dork

Dork Diaries: Once Upon a Dork

Rachel Renee Russell

$16.99

The Queen of the Dorks is back in a brand new instalment of the internationally bestselling series, now with 13 million copies in print worldwide! After a bump on the head, Nikki has a wild dream in which she, her BFF's Chloe and Zoey, her crush Brandon, and mean girl Mackenzie all end up playing the roles of some familiar classic fairy tale characters. Will Nikki's dream turn into a nightmare?
The Parent Agency

The Parent Agency

David Baddiel

$19.99

A brilliantly funny, gripping novel from a born storyteller, The Parent Agency is an epic wish-fulfilment adventure for every child - and for the child in everyone. Barry said, a third time, I wish I had better parents! And then suddenly the entire room started to shake...Barry Bennett hates being called Barry. In fact it's number 2 on the list of things he blames his parents for, along with 1) 'being boring' and 3) 'always being tired'. But there is a world, not far from this one, where parents don't have children. That's far too random for something so big and important. In this world, children are allowed to choose their parents. For Barry Bennett, this world seems like a dream come true. Only things turn out to be not quite that simple...Illustrated by Roald Dahl Funny Prize winner, Jim Field.
Pearlie's Ghost

Pearlie's Ghost

Gabrielle Wang ,  Lucia Mascuillo

$14.99

It's 1942 and Darwin is under attack. While bombs are falling, Pearlie is doing all she can to save her beloved pets and help the wounded soldiers. But it's too dangerous to stay, and when Pearlie finally has to say goodbye, only the thought of being reunited with her best friend Naoko can cheer her up. But Naoko has a problem of her own: a ghostly mystery that will truly test Pearlie's new found courage...
The Mapmaker Chronicles: Race to the End of the World

The Mapmaker Chronicles: Race to the End of the World

A.L. Tait

$14.99

A map of the world? Why did the King need one of those? Besides, everyone knew that if you went too far in either direction you'd fall off the edge, and if that didn't kill you Genesi the dragon of death would be waiting.The King is determined to discover what lies beyond the known world, and has promised a handsome prize to the ship's captain who can bring him a map of the whole globe. To do that, they'll need mapmakers - and 14-year-old Quinn is shocked to be one of the chosen. While his older brothers long for adventure, Quinn is content with a quiet life on the farm, but when word of his special talent gets out, he has no choice but to pack his bags and join the mismatched crew of slaves and stowaways on board the Libertas.The other competitors will do anything to win, but the greatest danger may come from the strange sea monster hot on their tail or the mysterious unchartered lands for which they are bound. Nobody knows what lies off the edge of the map, but Quinn is about to find out that it's more than anyone bargained for...
Red Leaves

Red Leaves

Sita Brahmachari

$14.99

Aisha is a thirteen-year-old refugee living in London. Happy for the first time since leaving her war-torn home, she is devastated when her foster mother announces that a new family has been found for her and she will be moving on. Feeling rejected and abandoned, Aisha packs her bags and runs away, seeking shelter in the nearby woods. Meanwhile, a few doors down, twelve-year-old Zak is trying to cope with his parents' divorce. Living in a near-building site while the new house is being refurbished, he feels unsettled and alone. Discovering a piece of rubble with the original builder's signature set into it, he starts researching the history behind his home - and in doing so finds a connection with a young soldier from the past, which leads him to an old air-raid shelter in the same woods. Both children, previously unknown to each other, meet in the heart of the ancient city woodland as they come into the orbit of Elder, a strange homeless woman who lives amongst the trees - and, as helicopters hover overhead and newspapers fill with pictures of the two lost children, unexpected bonds are formed and lives changed forever ...
Speed of Light

Speed of Light

Joy Cowley

$16.99

With a father more interested in money than family, a brother in prison, a sister with a secret, and a mother in denial, it's no wonder Jeff buries himself in the safe world of mathematics. When a storm hits Wellington, a strange old woman is blown into Jeff's life, challenging everything he thinks is true. A beautifully written, sophisticated novel about a family in crisis from one of New Zealand's most beloved and award-winning authors of children's books.
A Spoonful of Secrets

A Spoonful of Secrets

Linda Chapman ,  Kate Hindley

$12.99

After a difficult beginning, things are starting to look up for the Sugar and Spice Bakery. Business is good, and Hannah is excited about starting school with her new friends. But as school starts, Mia is acting strangely, and it looks as though things aren't going to be as easy as Hannah had thought...Friendship, fun and baking - this is CHOCOLAT for 8+.
Sugar and Spice

Sugar and Spice

Linda Chapman ,  Kate Hindley

$12.99

Eleven-year-old Hannah Hallett's life has changed. Her mum has recently remarried, and Hannah's got a new dad and twin sisters! The whole family have moved from the city to a small town so that Hannah's mum can fulfil her life-long dream of opening a bakery. But things don't start well for the new bakery, and soon Mum's too busy to spend time with Hannah the way she used to. Hannah knows she can turn the Sugar and Spice Bakery's fortunes around - all she needs to do is convince Mum she can be useful. Can Hannah use her baking talent to save the bakery, learn to live with her big new family and - most importantly - make some friends before school starts? Friendship, fun and baking - this is CHOCOLAT for 8+.
May Need Filling in

May Need Filling in

Jonathan Meres

$14.99

The first full-length activity book dedicated to the World of Norm! Packed with quizzes, games, doodles, fun facts and lots more. You'd be abso-flipping-lutely mad to miss out!
The Christmas Rose

The Christmas Rose

Wendy Blaxland ,  Lucy Hennessy

$24.95

The fields near Bethlehem are filled with great joy when angels appear telling of the birth of a very special baby. Madelon's uncle, his men, and the magnificent kings riding on camels all have gifts for the Saviour. But Madelon has nothing. What could she possibly give him?
Deck the Shed with Bits of Wattle

Deck the Shed with Bits of Wattle

Colin Buchanan ,  Glen Singleton

$19.99

Deck the Shed with bits of wattle, Whack some gum leaves in a bottle, Syd Echnida's feeling chipper, 'It's Christmas Eve - my shed's a ripper!' FA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA A gust of wind turns Syd Echidna's shed from Christmas to chaos. His helpful friends make sure Syd's Christmas is merry and his shed's a ripper! Sing along with the bonus CD performed by Colin Buchanan.
Hey Baby, it's Christmas

Hey Baby, it's Christmas

Corinne Fenton

$18.95

Hey Baby, hold on tight, Christmas is coming. Countdown to baby's first Christmas.
Jingle Bells

Jingle Bells

Niroot Puttapipat

$24.95

Jingle Bells is an irreplaceable part of Christmas celebrations around the world. This exquisite paper-cut edition, with elegant illustrations by Niroot Puttapipat, captures the thrill of sleigh-riding in the snow and the magic of the Christmas season. With the turn of each page the scene transforms, culminating in a stunning pop-up finale. The perfect book to share at Christmas, and to treasure for ever.
The Night Before Christmas

The Night Before Christmas

Clement C. Moore ,  Niroot Puttapipat

$14.95

This elegant cut-paper edition of the celebrated Christmas poem evokes the snowy magic of the season through moonlit silhouettes. With the turn of each page the scenes transform to reveal the fine details and surprises of a festive family home. Open up the house to see the characters within, peer through the doors and windows to catch a glimpse of St Nick's arrival and witness the spectacular pop-up finale. All the excitement and anticipation of Christmas Eve is captured here, making this a book to delight in and to treasure.
One Night

One Night

Penny Matthews ,  Stephen Michael King

$24.99

On the very first Christmas Eve, so the story goes, the animals were given a very special gift to celebrate the birth of Jesus. Since then, at midnight on Christmas Eve the animals remember. A beautiful retelling of an old Christmas folktale.
The Story of the Nativity: Retold from the Bible

The Story of the Nativity: Retold from the Bible

Elena Pasquali ,  Sophie Windham

$12.99

A traditional retelling of the first Christmas with echoes of the Gospels and a gentle storytelling style. Sophie Windham (a Kate Greenaway Medal shortlisted illustrator) complements the text with beautiful, glowing pictures and lots of detail, including intricate picture borders around some of the pages, making this a book to treasure.
A Treasury of Christmas Classics: Includes the Night Before Christmas, the Twelve Days of Christmas, and the Nutcracker

A Treasury of Christmas Classics: Includes the Night Before Christmas, the Twelve Days of Christmas, and the Nutcracker

Running Press

$18.99

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, in the hopes that St Nicholas soon would be there. Celebrate Christmas with three holiday favorites, The Nutcracker, The Twelve Days of Christmas, and The Night Before Christmas in this exquisite illustrated collection. From E.T.A. Hoffmann's magical, romantic tale to the joyful Christmas carol to Clement C. Moore's cherished poem of St. Nicholas, this magical treasury is filled with love, warmth, and yuletide cheer.
The Twelve Days of Christmas

The Twelve Days of Christmas

Alison Jay

$19.99

On Christmas Eve a man buys presents for the woman he loves, beginning with a partridge in a pear tree. The couple travel through town and the gifts pile up, until they get to a Christmas party so magnificent it is a little overwhelming...leading them to slip back to the quiet of home, where their partridge is waiting. This visual feast from acclaimed illustrator Alison Jay is the perfect festive gift.
100 Most Unexplained Things on the Planet

100 Most Unexplained Things on the Planet

Anna Claybourne

$10.99

Dare to discover the world's strangest creatures and uncover the weirdest facts. Find out why the goonch is known as a man-eating catfish or who fights off killer creatures by spraying acid-filled blood from its eyes. From the depths of the sea to the frozen heights of Nepal, you'll go in search of everything from the Kraken to the Yeti and back again. Explore the science behind the Bermuda Triangle, spontaneous combustion and telekinetic powers with bite-sized fact files and thrilling secrets revealed in photographs and vivid illustrations. It's everything you ever wanted to know ...and a whole bunch more you'll wish you didn't!
Ballet Spectacular: In Association with the Royal Ballet

Ballet Spectacular: In Association with the Royal Ballet

Lisa Miles

$29.95

Stunning images from the collections at The Royal Ballet are accompanied by informative and fact-filled text to offer a detailed insight into this magical world. Ballet Spectacular is perfect for budding principal dancers, those who love to watch ballet, and anyone with an interest in this beautiful art form.
Book of Art

Book of Art

Rosie Dickins

$39.99

Contains hundreds of works of art from the world's major collections. In this title, photographs or artworks are combined with text, a timeline, biographic details of major artists, and an extensive glossary of key terms. It includes internet links to recommended websites that allow readers to access online games and activities.
Colour Illusions

Colour Illusions

$29.99

Mindbending, interactive colour illusions that will boggle your mind! Everything is not what it seems in Colour Illusions. From the third dimension to camouflage and a spectacular 3D rainbow - get ready to really open your eyes to how colour can bend and boggle your mind! Plus a multi-use decoder with inbuilt 3D glasses means you can see colour changing and distorting before your very eyes. Stuffed full of interactive flaps, pull-out tabs, and amazing pop-ups you won't believe your eyes as Colour Illusions reveals how colour distorts objects, creates illusions and plays with your mind. Even the cover displays an amazing illusion! Each page takes you to another level of colour illusion and reveals why your eyes see what your brain can't understand. Packed with amazing tricks, incredible facts, and mind-boggling puzzles such as spinning circles, the square that isn't there and dithering dots showing colour magically appearing, disappearing and changing on the page. Interactive elements are on every page testing, explaining and proving the latest theories and how colour illusions can fool us all. A fantastic novelty gift for kids at Christmas that'll keep them entertained!
Famous Phonies: Legends, Fakes, and Frauds Who Changed History

Famous Phonies: Legends, Fakes, and Frauds Who Changed History

Brianna DuMont

$18.99

Fakes, frauds, and phonies. Sounds like a book filled with criminals and delinquents, doesn't it? Well, it's not. Some of the biggest names in history can be found between these pages-and the light isn't flattering. (We're looking at you, George I must not tell a lie Washington.) Famous Phonies: Legends, Fakes, and Frauds Who Changed History is the first book in a new nonfiction middle grade series that will explore the underbelly of history, making you question everything you thought you knew about history's finest. Follow the fake lives of these twelve history-changers to uncover the fabrications of the famous, and the should-be-famous! Famous Phonies : Confucius * George Washington * Pythagoras * Hiawatha * Gilgamesh * Major William Martin * William Shakespeare * Pope Joan * Homer * Prester John * Huangdi * The Turk
The Fashion Book

The Fashion Book

$19.99

This is the story of style - going behind the scenes of the fashion world. A gorgeous style guide for teenage girls who want to discover the stories behind their favourite looks, create their own style and learn what makes the fashion world tick! From corsets and camis to tailoring and trilby hats The Fashion Book is packed with stunning images and beautiful pictures of fashion's biggest trends and hidden secrets to teach you all there is to know about fashion. Through amazing features and illustrations you'll discover a unique look at fashion revealing how modern-day styles are created from street and catwalk trends, as well as cool looks from the past. Go behind the scenes of the exclusive fashion world where style icons, designers and top models reveal practical tips, trivia and secrets of the industry, from the rules of the frow to a day in the life of a catwalk model. Charting the changing shapes of clothing, including the highs and lows of heels, The Fashion Book is packed with colourful drawings and photographs that reveal the lively world of fashion. Use the practical tips and suggestions to make your own unique, stunning outfits at home that'll be the envy of all your friends! With over 50 unique fashion styles for you to try out and inside secrets from key designers and models in the fashion world you'll be clued up on the latest and greatest fashion trends that strutted onto our streets.
The Footsteps of Anne Frank

The Footsteps of Anne Frank

Ernst Schnabel

$19.99

The essential companion to Anne Frank's Diary of a Young Girl. On August 1st 1944, Anne's diary ended abruptly. Three days later the Gestapo arrived and forcibly removed the family and sent them to Auschwitz and then Belsen. The millions who read her story, saw Anne as she portrayed herself. In this book Schnabel interviewed 42 of the people mentioned by Anne, including her father and many close relatives and friends. They tell the backstory of this hopeful girl and the story of her life in hiding.
Full Speed Ahead!: How Fast Things Go

Full Speed Ahead!: How Fast Things Go

Cruschiform

$24.99

Did you know a tornado travels faster than a racecar? <p>Full Speed Ahead! directly compares the speeds of animals, modes of transport and forces of nature in a clear and visually-striking album format. Objects are grouped from slowest to fastest, with objects of the same speed on the same spread, creating fascinating match races.</p> <p>The bright, vintage-style illustrations by French design firm Cruschiform have strong crossover and museum appeal. A glossary in the back matter gives additional information on each object.</p>
Get Into Art: Places: Discover great art - and create your own!

Get Into Art: Places: Discover great art - and create your own!

Susie Brooks

$24.99

A gorgeous children's activity series that explores a wide range of artists' work while encouraging children to develop their own skills and techniques, Get into Art! is perfect for active young artists of all abilities. The book features twelve artworks, superbly reproduced, with information about the work and the artist. Lift the flap to reveal an art project inspired by the work. Get into Art! Places explores a fascinating array of places from snowy landscapes to mountains to busy street scenes, from artists as diverse as Van Gogh, Canaletto, Hokusai and Magritte. Each artwork is paired with an art activity for children to do themselves. Art projects are varied, intriguing, clearly explained and will act as a springboard for plenty of artistic experiments. Readers can combine their practical activity and creativity with the discovery of a wealth of fine art.
Pop-Up New York

Pop-Up New York

Jennie Maizels ,  Jennie Maizels

$24.95

From the Statue of Liberty to Yankee Stadium, Jennie Maizels takes you on a spectacular three-dimensional journey around New York City. Climb to the top of the Empire State Building, be amazed by the collection at the Met and take a horse-drawn carriage around Central Park. With incredible interactive pop-ups, flaps and tabs to lift, this is your chance to see New York in all its glory. Full of fun and facts, this is a delight for all - whether introducing this great city to novices or revealing little-known secrets to its long-time fans.
True or False?

True or False?

$24.99

Discover the most unbelievable, mind-boggling facts with True or False? Do we only use 10 per cent of our brains. Does lightning never strike twice. Was penicillin invented by mistake. True or False? Look inside DK's True or False? encyclopedia and find out whether these common sayings are true or false! Packed with amazing fun facts for kids, unbelievable statistics and common sayings, True or False? reveals the truth! Covering lots of weird facts and fascinating topics, for example, did you know that you are taller in the morning than in the evening or that Sunflowers follow the Sun across the sky. From animals and people to space and science, each true or false question is proved right or wrong, and is full of colourful pictures, photographs and infographics that bring each subject to life! Plus you'll discover incredible facts and statistics to wow your family and friends too. The perfect gift for Christmas or birthdays this book is packed with fun facts for kids with inquisitive minds. Remember! Next time you're told Pluto is a planet or spinach makes you strong make sure you have True or False? handy!
The Ultimate Guide to Music

The Ultimate Guide to Music

Joe Fullman

$29.95

This is a fascinating introduction to music and the orchestra for children. This comprehensive guide covers everything you need to know about the subject, presented in a novel format - a book with a free downloadable app that allows you to interact with the orchestra and listen to Britten's music, performed by The Royal Northern College of Music Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sir Mark Elder. Music forms part of the curriculum taught in schools around the world. This book presents a fresh take on a traditional subject, and the instruments are brought to life with the digital element which means readers can see and hear what they put into practice at school.
Ladybird Histories: Ancient Egyptians

Ladybird Histories: Ancient Egyptians

Ladybird

$12.99

This Ladybird Histories book all about Ancient Egypt is perfect for children learning about Ancient Egypt and the egyptians at school. It includes Ancient Egypt's kings and queens, how ancient Egyptians lived and why they believed in mummification and different egyptian gods. Packed full of interesting and entertaining details that will delight all readers - from lifestyles, battles, and important characters to the influence the past has played on the world around us today. Everything you need to know about Ancient Egypt for school homework! Ladybird Histories is a series of books about periods and people in history that children find especially engaging. Look out for other titles in the series: Tudors and Stuarts.
Annual

Annual

Terry Deary ,  Martin Brown

$19.99

The Horrible Histories Annual 2015 is a must-have for all Horrible Histories fans. Packed with foul facts, gory games, dreadful jokes, quick quizzes and putrid puzzles - it's the annual with rat-itude! Discover all the dreadful details about your favourite eras of history from the Rotten Romans, to the Terrible Tudors and the Gorgeous Georgians to the Woeful World Wars. History has never been so horrible!
Ladybird Histories: Romans

Ladybird Histories: Romans

Ladybird

$12.99

This history book from Ladybird is the ideal homework help book for primary school children who are learning about the ancient Romans at school. Packed with everything a child needs to know about Roman life and times, it is perfect for all school project work, with a timeline, glossary and index included for easy reference. Fully illustrated and full of fascinating bite-size facts, Ladybird Histories: Romans features information about what people wore, what jobs they did, how they lived, children's lives, and key emperors such as Julius Caesar, Augustus, Constantine and Claudius. There is also interesting information about Roman roads, baths and even Pompeii.
Smashing Saxons

Smashing Saxons

Terry Deary ,  Martin Brown

$14.99

Readers can discover all the foul facts about the Smashing Saxons, including who got cow pats as Christmas presents, why wearing a pig on your head is lucky and how to make a dead Saxon happy. With a bold, accessible new look, illustrated throughout and revised by the author, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans. 2013 is the twentieth anniversary of Horrible Histories.
Stormin' Normans

Stormin' Normans

Terry Deary ,  Martin Brown

$14.99

Readers can discover all the foul facts about the Stormin' Normans, including why Norman knights slept with a dolly, which pirate hung up his eye-patch and became a saint and why Crusader ships were defended with barrels of pee. With a bold, accessible new look, illustrated throughout and revised by the author, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans. 2013 is the twentieth anniversary of Horrible Histories.
Ladybird Histories: Vikings

Ladybird Histories: Vikings

$12.99

Ladybird Histories is a series of books about periods and people in history that children find especially engaging and that are often taught in schools. Packed full of interesting and entertaining details that will delight all readers - from lifestyles, battles, and important characters to the influence the past has played on the world around us today. This Ladybird Histories title is all about the Vikings: their famous leaders, what people wore, how they lived, their fascinating myths and legends and how they shaped Britain today. Everything you need to know about the Vikings for school homework!
Animal Antics

Animal Antics

$19.99

This is a humorous and captivating look at some of the most weird and wonderful aspects of animal behaviour. Packed with amazing animals and all the weird things they do Animal Antics opens up the animal world for you to explore! Find out all about the strange and surreal things that animals do - and why, plus Animal Antics is stuffed full of fascinating animal facts for kids that will help you understand animal behaviour in no time! Animal Antics features amazing colourful photography of wild animals capturing all the weird actions and behaviours that will make you laugh for days. From disco-dancing birds to tree-climbing goats you'll find an interesting animal action on every page which will make you laugh out loud! Be intrigued and amazed at swinging pandas, leaping lizards and many more funny and captivating animals. From back-scratching monkeys to frolicking frogs Animal Antics helps you understand why animals do the strangest things. With fun, lively and engaging text you'll find out why blue-footed boobies like to dance, why an eagle whiffles and much more in Animals Antics!
Animalium Welcome to the Museum

Animalium Welcome to the Museum

Scott & Broom

$39.95

Discover more than 200 exhibits in this virtual museum, open all hours. Welcome to the museum! There are more than 200 animal specimens to be discovered in Animalium, the first in a series of virtual museums. Wander the galleries - open 365 days a year - and discover a collection of curated exhibits on every page, accompanied by informative text. Each chapter features a different branch of tree life, from the simple sponge to the enormous elephant. Over 200 full colour, immaculately detailed spreads, featuring intricate cut-aways and curated exhibits, from unparalleled new talent, Katie ScottSee the story of evolution unfold and discover Darwin's secrets in this chronologically compiled collection of animal specimens.Large, high quality format makes this the ultimate gift for book lovers.
A Beginner's Guide to the Periodic Table

A Beginner's Guide to the Periodic Table

Gill Arbuthnott

$17.99

A Beginners Guide to the Periodic Table is a mind-blowing guide to the elements that make up the periodic table. By linking each element to a story, wacky science analogy or fascinating fact, Gill creates a unique first reference to the periodic table. From smelly sulphur and exploding hydrogen to why Stevie Wonder is blind and everything in between, Gill seamlessly explains the mind-boggling 92 elements which will make you look at the periodic table in a whole new light!??Packed full of eye-catching illustrations and fantastic explanatory diagrams, prepare to be amazed by the most wacky and informative first introductory to the periodic table ever! Packed full of eye-catching illustrations and fantastic explanatory diagrams, prepare to be amazed by the most wacky and informative first introductory to the periodic table ever!
Deadly!: The Truth About the Most Dangerous Creatures on Earth

Deadly!: The Truth About the Most Dangerous Creatures on Earth

Nicola Davies ,  Neal Layton

$16.95

Stabbing and strangling, poisoning and drowning, electrocuting, exploding, dive-bombing and even death by glueing! Throughout the animal kingdom, creatures great and small have evolved to become masters of murder: from dive-bombing peregrine falcons to exploding carpenter ants, from electric eels to spitting cobras. The ingenious and often hilarious means of survival that both predators and prey employ are entertainingly explored in this celebration of all things deadly. With fantastically funny illustrations by Neal Layton and highly original explanations and advice on how we can all peaceably share our world, this book cannot fail to enlighten and engross. This is one of six books in the Animal Science series - the best biology series ever!
Fatal Forces

Fatal Forces

Nick Arnold ,  Tony De Saulles

$14.99

HORRIBLE SCIENCE: FATAL FORCES is packed with the most amazing things the science of physics has to offer. readers can find out how gravity can make them lose their heads, how they can get walloped by a lamppost, what can make fillings explode and how to reach terminal velocity. Eeek! Redesigned in a bold, funky new look for the next generation of HORRIBLE SCIENCE fans.
Funny Homes

Funny Homes

Mark Norman

$16.95

Some animals live in funny places - prickly cactuses, dark caves, high treetops - strange places humans would not survive in for five minutes. Find out why these animals have such funny homes.
How to be a Space Explorer: Your Out-of-This-World Adventure

How to be a Space Explorer: Your Out-of-This-World Adventure

Lonely Planet

$24.99

Everything young explorers need to know to travel in space - what life in zero gravity is like, how to find your way around the solar system, and the all-important question of how to pee in a spacesuit! Unique illustrations take kids to the heart of the action and amazing photos show what the universe is really like. Incredible stories of real-life space exploration for kids aged 8 and up. Written by author and astrobiologist Professor Mark Brake. Includes 300+ amazing photographs. The perfect present for every aspirant astronaut!
I am Cat

I am Cat

Jackie Morris

$16.95

A cat sleeps, curled up in a warm place, and while it sleeps it dreams...of being a tiger, flame cat of the forest; a cheetah - fast as the wind on the African plains; a lion, lounging through the heat of the day, tangled in sunshine on the African savannah; a jaguar, perfectly camouflaged deep in the jungle. And the cat dreams of being a lynx, a puma, a snow leopard, a Scottish wild cat, an Asian fishing cat, and the rare Amur leopard. Finally Cat wakes, a domestic cat again, telling his dreams to the child who is stroking him. Ten wild habitats, ten wild cats and one domestic cat are dramatically and beautifully illustrated in this unique celebration of the cat.
Poo: A Natural History of the Unmentionable

Poo: A Natural History of the Unmentionable

Nicola Davies ,  Neal Layton

$16.95

Hippos navigate by it, sloths keep in touch through it, rabbits eat it ...and most grown-ups prefer not to mention it at all! But however you look at it, poo is probably the most useful stuff on Earth. It comes in all shapes and sizes, and every animal has its own special sort. Find out what it's for, where it goes, what we can learn from it and lots more in this book, one of six in the Animal Science series - the best biology series ever!
Really Rotten Experiments

Really Rotten Experiments

Nick Arnold

$14.99

Horrible Science: Really Rotten Experiments is packed with loud, noisy, wet and soggy experiments that are guaranteed to give kids an appetite for scientific discovery. Along the way they will found out who invented pong-free underpants, which strange scientists ate tadpoles for tea and discover a revolting recipe for green slime. With crazy cartoons, queasy quizzes and a terrible term at Rotten Road School, Really Rotten Experiments is simply oozing with info!
Something About a Bear

Something About a Bear

Jackie Morris

$27.95

Where the water churns with salmon, thick and rich with leaping fishes, there the brown bear stands and catches the wild king of the river. With stunning watercolour paintings, this lyrical picture book describes eight bears from all over the world, all shown in their wild habitats: Black Bear, Polar Bear, Sloth Bear, Spectacle Bear, Sunbear, Panda, Moonbear, Brown Bear. But which is the best bear of all? Your own teddy bear of course!
Talk, Talk, Squawk!: How and Why Animals Communicate

Talk, Talk, Squawk!: How and Why Animals Communicate

Nicola Davies ,  Neal Layton

$16.95

From the team behind Poo, Extreme Animals, What's Eating You? and Just the Right Size comes another funny and informative book on animal biology, this time looking at how and why animals communicate - for the purposes of mating, gathering food, warning of danger, and many many more. Biologist and children's writer Nicola Davies takes the reader all over the world and across a wide variety of enthralling species to discover the mysteries behind animal communciation, accompanied by Neal Layton's funny and colourful drawings - solid biology told with great wit and style.
Times Tables Sticker Book

Times Tables Sticker Book

Chez Picthall

$9.99

Interactive activity pages, colourful stickers and an eye-catching pull-out poster make learning your times tables fun not glum! With times tables from 1 to 12, this friendly guide will prove an invaluable purchase.
What Happens if the Ozone Layer Disappears?

What Happens if the Ozone Layer Disappears?

Mary Colson

$19.99

This book looks at the causes and effects of the depletion of the ozone layer and asks what will happen to people, animals and the environment if it disappears. It imagines scenarios at varying stages in the future and examines whether and how disaster can be averted.
What Happens if the Rainforests Disappear?

What Happens if the Rainforests Disappear?

Mary Colson

$19.99

This book looks at the causes and effects of the destruction of the rainforests and asks what will happen to people, animals and the environment if they disappear. It imagines scenarios at varying stages in the future and examines whether and how disaster can be averted.
What Happens When an Ice Cap Melts?

What Happens When an Ice Cap Melts?

Angela Royston

$19.99

This book looks at the effects of global warming and asks what will happen to people, animals and the environment if the Earth's thick masses of ice melt. It imagines scenarios at varying stages in the future and examines whether and how disaster can be averted.
The Adventures of Rainbow Fish

The Adventures of Rainbow Fish

Marcus Pfister

$27.99

Five Rainbow Fish favorites are now available in one place in this collection that includes Rainbow Fish to the Rescue, Rainbow Fish and the Big Blue Whale, Rainbow Fish and the Sea Monster s Cave, Rainbow Fish Finds His Way, and Rainbow Fish Discovers the Deep Sea. Children will love helping Rainbow Fish in each story as he follows his heart, summons his courage, makes new friends!
Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland

$19.95

One summer day, while daydreaming through a history lesson, Alice spotted a fully dressed white rabbit hurrying past. Curious, she followed him - down a rabbit hole and into an enchanted world. Wonderland was a peculiar place, filled with strange creatures and nonsense. The Mad Hatter was busy celebrating his 'unbirthday', the Cheshire Cat could appear and disappear at will, and the temperamental Queen of Hearts would yell 'off with their heads' to anyone who offended her - including poor Alice...
Alligator in an Anorak

Alligator in an Anorak

Daron Parton

$19.99

Have you ever seen an Alligator in an Anorak? What about a Bear in a Bathtub? Or a Crab in a Caravan? Watch out for all sorts of animals in unusual situations as you skip through the alphabet from Alligators in Anoraks to Tigers in Tents and Zebras in Zoos.
Blue on Blue

Blue on Blue

Dianne White ,  Beth Krommes

$19.99

Join a farming family as they experience the full range of a thrilling seaside thunderstorm-from the wild wind and the very first drops; to the pouring, pouring rain; to the wonderful messy mud after the sun returns! With gentle, rhyming text and vivid artwork from a Caldecott Medal-winning illustrator, this sublime depiction of nature's patterns turns a storm into a celebration.
The Crocodile Under the Bed

The Crocodile Under the Bed

Judith Kerr

$24.99

A magical new classic in the making from the creator of the beloved favourite, The Tiger Who Came to Tea. Once there was a little boy called Matty, and he was very sad...From the creator of the iconic picture books The Tiger Who Came to Tea and Mog the Forgetful Cat, comes a brand new story about joy, parties...and crocodiles! Matty is sick, and very sad because he's too sick to go to the Queen's birthday party! But when he gets an unexpected visitor, it seems that Matty might not miss out after all...
Elmer's Treasury

Elmer's Treasury

David McKee

$35.00

This is a vibrant collection of five favourite stories starring the world famous patchwork elephant, including: Elmer; Elmer and Rose; Elmer and Grandpa Eldo; Elmer and the Lost Teddy; and Elmer and Super El. A delight for lifelong fans and new-readers alike, this treasury brings together some of Elmer's most exciting and colourful adventures. A deserved favourite with the 2-5s . (The Sunday Times). A celebration of individuality and laughter . (Publishers Weekly).
Fairy Tale Treasury

Fairy Tale Treasury

$29.99

A classic anthology comprising eighteen classic fairytales from across the world, retold for younger readers. The Frog Prince, Sleeping Beauty, Prince Ivan and the Firebird, Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, The Snow Queen and others are all illustrated with beautiful, watercolour artwork by Alan Marks.
Frank

Frank

Connah Brecon

$21.99

Try as he might (or might not), Frank is a bear who is always late. And when he starts school, the trouble really begins. Frank has very good reasons, like the time he had to save a cat stuck in a tree and the morning he found himself challenged to a charity dance-off, and even the time he had to rescue a family of bunnies from a huge, smelly ogre. Frank's teacher has heard enough of Frank's excuses, but what happens when a giant zombie lizard king really does attack the school? Sometimes there is truth to the most unusual of circumstances, and being helpful can pay off in the most unexpected ways.
Gruffalo and Gruffalos Child Gift Slipcase

Gruffalo and Gruffalos Child Gift Slipcase

Julia Donaldson

$44.99

A new, deluxe slipcased edition of The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo's Child - two of the world's favourite picture books.

The award-winning stories about a clever little mouse outwitting the creatures of the deep dark wood have been delighting children and adults the world over for more than fifteen years. Created by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, the most successful picture-book partnership ever, they have been translated into over fifty languages and made into sell-out stage shows and Oscar-nominated films. Now these modern picture-book classics are available together as one very special gift. 

This specially designed slipcase is covered in shiny foil and features stunning new silhouette artwork from Axel Scheffler. Inside are two high quality hardback editions of the classic stories, The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo's Child, with extra-thick paper, deluxe finish and brand new cover artwork. This beautifully designed package is the perfect introduction to the Gruffalo - an ideal Christening or birthday gift.
Happy Birthday, Madame Chapeau

Happy Birthday, Madame Chapeau

Andrea Beaty ,  David Roberts

$19.99

In a three-story house with a shop down below, lived the world's finest hat maker, Madame Chapeau. Like the Lady herself, all her hats were refined. Brilliantly singular. One of a kind. So begins Andrea Beaty's new rhyming picture book about a hat maker adored by her friends and neighbours. On her birthday, Madame Chapeau wears the perfect bonnet made by her late husband. But on the way to her birthday dinner, a crow snatches her hat and flies away with it, leaving Mme. Chapeau sans bonnet. As she chases the crow, everyone around her begins to follow her, offering their own hats for her to wear. None of them are quite right for Madame Chapeau, though, until one special little girl offers her a hat knitted with love and [her] best birthday wish. What appears rather odd to Mme Chapeau at first is actually the perfect gift for her. A delightful story about love, community and friendship, with some fancy hats and a birthday thrown in for good measure.
In My Heart: A Book of Feelings

In My Heart: A Book of Feelings

Jo Witek ,  Christine Roussey

$19.99

Starring the same little girl in the same charming illustration style as Hello In There!, In My Heart explores emotions--happiness, sadness, bravery, anger, shyness and more. Unlike other feelings books that tend to oversimplify, In My Heart lyrically explains what an emotion feels like, physically, inside. For example: When I get really angry, my heart feels like it's going to explode! Don't come near me! My heart is yelling, hot and loud. This is when my heart is mad. Toddlers will be empowered by this new vocabulary and able to practice articulating and identifying their own emotions. On the cover and the right side of each spread, a die-cut heart decreases in size, creating a multi-coloured heart the depth of the entire book.
The Lion Book of Nursery Fables

The Lion Book of Nursery Fables

Sophie Piper ,  Dubravka Kolanovic

$19.99

The much loved fables of Aesop - learned in childhood and handed down for generations are collected here in a stylish volume that young children can treasure for years. Dubravka Kolanovic's illustrations capture the traditional feel in a fresh and contemporary way, filling the pages with lively and engaging characters. Presented in a hardback cover, with padding front and back, and rounded corners, this book makes a wonderful gift. Also available: The Lion Book of Nursery Rhymes The Lion Book of Nursery Tales The Lion Nursery Bible
Little Dog and the Christmas Wish

Little Dog and the Christmas Wish

Corinne Fenton ,  Robin Cowcher

$24.95

Little Dog and Jonathan are best friends. They do everything together. But on Christmas Eve Little Dog finds himself lost and alone in a busy city. How will he find his way home? Can Christmas wishes come true?
Mister Bud Wears the Cone

Mister Bud Wears the Cone

Carter Goodrich

$24.99

Mister Bud and Zorro have learned how to get along. They made it through Zorro's outfit. But now Mister Bud has to wear... the cone!
The Nights Before Christmas

The Nights Before Christmas

Tony Ross

$29.99

Count down to Christmas with the magic of stories! Fully illustrated in colour throughout, The Nights Before Christmas contains 24 classic tales, songs and stories to read throughout Advent, or to keep as a family Christmas anthology. Includes festive extracts from much-loved books including A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, Little Women by Louisa May Alcott, and The Wind in the WIllows by Kenneth Grahame; yuletide poems such as 'A Visit from St. Nicholas'; carols such as 'Good King Wenceslas'; and traditional tales from Hans Christian Anderson and the Brothers Grimm. This gorgeous Christmas book is the ultimate gift for young readers.
Nosyhood

Nosyhood

Tim Lahan

$21.99

In this debut picture book by award-winning artist Tim Lahan, a happy couple moves into a new apartment and is promptly visited by a steady stream of jolly uninvited well-wishers--a baker, a surfer, a cop, an elderly weightlifter, and more. Soon, there are so many housewarmers that people begin standing on top of one another, creating a human house of cards. Just when it seems that the packed space will burst, a gigantic nose enters the scene and sneezes the building off the page. Bless you.
Oh Dear, What Can the Matter be?

Oh Dear, What Can the Matter be?

P. Crumble ,  Simon Williams

$19.99

Oh dear, what can the matter be? Ten old ducks stuck in a lavatory, They were there from Sunday to Saturday, Nobody knew they were there. Oh dear! What do nine cranky bulls, eight plump chooks, seven blind mice and many more funny animal characters do when no one is looking? Find out in this hilarious rhyming story - and sing along with Jay Laga'aia's bonus CD recording too!
On a Small Island

On a Small Island

Kyle Hughes-Odgers

$24.99

On a small island, in a gigantic sea, lives Ari. Ari longs for the large ships to stop at his island, he longs to see remarkable things and to have interesting friends. On a small island, in a gigantic sea, Ari has an idea. A dazzling idea. An irresistible idea...
Once a Shepherd

Once a Shepherd

Glenda Millard ,  Phil Lesnie

$27.95

Once there was a shepherd, a very special coat - and hope. A moving tale that will help grandparents connect personal experiences of war with young children.
The Spectacular Tale of Peter Rabbit

The Spectacular Tale of Peter Rabbit

Emma Thompson

$24.99

It was high summer and a travelling fun-fair had come to the village...Peter Rabbit and Benjamin were forbidden to attend. But even the best-behaved rabbit can't keep away from a fun-fair; and Peter is far from being the best-behaved rabbit. With Benjamin at his side, Peter sneaks into the fair where a roller-coaster ride of an adventure begins...When Peter finds himself scooped up by a rather grumpy little girl and separated from his cousin he is helpless and very afraid. It takes the determined bravery of Benjamin to rescue Peter from the frightening hurly-burly of shouting stallholders and whirling rides.
Spots - One Bird's Search for the Perfect Plumage

Spots - One Bird's Search for the Perfect Plumage

Helen Ward

$16.95

One bird's search for the perfect plumage.A young guinea-fowl is concerned by his lack of spots, so he send s off for some in the post. When the box arrives, the spots aren't quite what he was expecting. After getting big spots, small spots, stripy spots and even glow-in -the-dark spots, he finds some that suit him perfectly...They just happen to be multi-coloured. Helen Ward has delivered a touching, quirky story that celebrates individuality.
Stomp, Stomp!

Stomp, Stomp!

Bob Kolar

$19.99

Bob Kolar's loud and lovable little dinosaur is back! Stomp, Stomp! Hee, Hee. Thump. Whump! Look at me! Little Dinosaur is on the rampage--crashing through the jungle, knocking down trees, and having a wonderful time raising a ruckus, until--STOMP!--someone much bigger puts his foot down. Luckily, it's someone who loves Little Dinosaur very much. Hilarious cartoon-style pictures and a brief, bouncy text will delight any child who has ever longed to run amok.
The Story of Robin Hood

The Story of Robin Hood

Rob Lloyd Jones ,  Alan Marks

$12.99

Robin Hood famously 'stole from the rich to give to the poor'. This illustrated picture book brings his legend to life for little children. When Jack's father is arrested by the evil Sheriff of Nottingham, Jack enlists the help of Robin Hood to break his dad out of the castle.
Ten Little Princesses

Ten Little Princesses

Mike Brownlow ,  Simon Rickerty

$24.99

Ten little princesses going to the ball, Trotting on their ponies, past the castle wall. Are they looking for ward to their very special day? Ten little princesses all shout, Yay! Ten little princesses set off on a journey to a magical fairy tale ball. But on the way to the ball there's a dark and spooky forest, and a wicked witch, and a big bad wolf, and a sneaky troll, and a hungry giant! Will any of the little princesses get to the ball on time? Meet all your favourite fairy tale characters in this perfectly princessy adventure: Little Red Riding Hood, Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel, Snow White and more! With lots of things to spot and count on every page, this bouncy rhyming story from the creators of the highly acclaimed Ten Little Pirates is perfect for sharing again and again. Praise for Ten Little Pirates: 'Hilarious. Will have both child and reader laughing out loud' - Angels & Urchins 'Hugely entertaining...an absolute joy to read aloud' - Library Mice 'This book is wonderful' - Child-Led Chaos
There is a Monster Under My Christmas Tree Who Farts

There is a Monster Under My Christmas Tree Who Farts

Tim Miller ,  Matt Stanton

$24.99

The sequel to the hilarious There is a Monster Under My Bed Who Farts. How much trouble can one little monster cause at Christmas time? Ages: 4-8 From the cheeky duo who brought you There Is a Monster Under My Bed Who Farts and The Pirate Who Had To Pee comes a brand-new picture book - perfect for naughty boys this Christmas. The Fart Monster is back and he's tootier than ever! It's Christmas, and Fart Monster is up to his old stinky tricks ...Will the boy get the blame this time? Or will he be able to convince Santa to keep him off the naughty list?
Tiger Who Came to Tea (with Cup)

Tiger Who Came to Tea (with Cup)

Judith Kerr

$29.99

This classic story of Sophie and her extraordinary tea-time guest has been loved by millions of children since it was first published over 40 years ago. Now you can have tea with Sophie and the Tiger too, with your very own tiger cup in this beautiful book and cup gift set.

The doorbell rings just as Sophie and her mummy are sitting down to tea. Who could it possibly be? What they certainly don't expect to see at the door is a big furry, stripy tiger! This timeless picture book, beloved of many generations, is now presented as a beautiful book and cup gift set. Now you can have tea with Sophie and the Tiger too, with your very own Tiger cup!
The Ugly Duckling

The Ugly Duckling

Frank Loesser ,  Nathaniel Eckstrom

$24.99

There once was an ugly duckling, With feathers all stubby and brown, And the other birds, in so many words, said, 'Get out of town!'

A picture book based on the much-loved and heart-warming song. Includes a CD performed by favourite children's entertainer Justine Clarke!
The Very Cranky Bear Collection

The Very Cranky Bear Collection

Nick Bland

$39.99

The original hardback, The Very Cranky Bear, was first published in 2008 and has become an international bestseller. This collection includes hardcover editions of The Very Cranky Bear, The Very Itchy Bear, The Very Hungry Bear and The Very Brave Bear in a collectible slipcase.
The Wild One

The Wild One

Sonya Hartnett ,  Lucia Masciullo

$24.99

Charlie met the wild one when he was young. Together they caught tadpoles, and watched spiders weaving webs. But as the sun rose and fell, and the moon circled the world, Charlie forgot the wild one's magic - until it was almost too late to remember ...From acclaimed picture-book partnership Sonya Hartnett and Lucia Masciullo comes a celebration of the wonders of childhood, the beauty of nature and the wild that lives in us all.
The Wombats at the Zoo

The Wombats at the Zoo

Roland Harvey

$24.99

The Wombats and their teachers, Ms Annabel and Mrs Nott, are off to the zoo. Audrey bonds with bilbies, Alecia is on safari, Hughie wants to race a camel. Freddie explores underwater with his magic eye, Horrie is shocked by snakes, and Ima plays harmonica with a crocodile. Ava whistles to the wild dogs, Naucia wants to take a meerkat home, Nurse Sardi helps in the animal hospital. Dante shoots hoops with the seals, Oliver admires the cheetah, and Albert calculates just how much one hippo can eat...By the end of the day, the Wombats don't want to leave. Can you help Mrs Nott find out where they all went?
Wonder

Wonder

Faye Hanson

$19.95

This is a story about a boy whose head is always full of wonder. We follow him on an average-seeming school day, where his daydreams transform the world around him. Unfortunately lots of other people - the park keeper, the bus driver, the lollipop lady - all tell him to get his head out of the clouds. It is only in art class that he realises he can bring the wonder out of his head for the whole world to enjoy.Authorial debut for Faye Hanson.Inspiring story about the dreams that lead to great art the world enjoys. Incredible illustrations from up-and-coming talent Faye Hanson.Poetic story gets the reader to explore the fantastical artwork.
You Call That Brave?

You Call That Brave?

Lorenz Pauli ,  Kathrin Scharer

$24.99

Who is the bravest? A mouse, a frog, a snail, and a sparrow decide to find out. But as each announces its daring feat, naysayers tease, 'You call that brave?' They soon discover that what's fun for one can be a feat for another. And when the sparrow announces its plan, they all discover that true courage comes in many different forms.
You Can Do it, Bert!

You Can Do it, Bert!

Ole Konnecke

$24.99

Bert has been preparing for this for a long time. He is ready. Mentally and physically. But before he takes the plunge, he might need a bit of encouragement from his friends. You can do it, Bert!
The Lion Book of Nursery Rhymes

The Lion Book of Nursery Rhymes

Julia Stone ,  Cally Johnson-Isaacs

$19.99

Every child's favourite nursery rhymes are collected together here for a new generation. These rhymes are not only classics but help develop language skills as children learn to recite them. Cally Johnson-Isaacs' bold, jolly little pictures capture the fun and mischief in nursery rhymes, while being friendly and appealing. A stylish volume that a child can treasure for years. Also available: The Lion Book of Nursery Fables The Lion Book of Nursery Tales The Lion Nursery Bible
My First Nursery Rhymes Collection

My First Nursery Rhymes Collection

Tony Ross

$19.99

Four Nursery Rhyme board books in one handy package! Action Rhymes, Animal Rhymes, Bedtime Rhymes Playtime Rhymes Shrinkwrapped in an attractive card wrapper to make a gorgeous gift for a young baby and an essential addition to every playgroup and nursery school's book shelves.
Over the Hills and Far Away: A Treasury of Nursery Rhymes from Around the World

Over the Hills and Far Away: A Treasury of Nursery Rhymes from Around the World

Elizabeth Hammill

$29.95

There are 150 rhymes in this collection, from countries all over the English-speaking world, including Great Britain, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ghana, South Africa and the Caribbean. This comprehensive collection contains all the best-loved nursery rhymes, but also some new discoveries, and vibrant rhymes from Native American, First Nation, Inuit and Maori cultures. Each double-page spread is illustrated by a different artist, who has donated his or her work to the Collection or Archive at Seven Stories, Britain's National Centre for Children's Books. With 76 featured artists, this is a star-studded roll call of international award-winners and world-class bestselling illustrators, as well as young emerging talent from England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica, Ghana and South Africa.
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Judith Viorst ,  Ray Cruz

$14.99

Read the inspiration behind the new major film starring Steve Carrell, Jennifer Garner and Bella Thorne. He could tell it was going to be a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day...He went to sleep with gum in his mouth and woke up with gum in his hair...When he got out of bed, he tripped over his skateboard and by mistake dropped his sweater in the sink while the water was running...What do you do on a day like that? Well, you may think about going to Australia. You may also be glad to find that some days are like that for other people too. This funny and endearing story has delighted readers for more than forty years and is the inspiration behind the upcoming film, starring Jennifer Garner and Steve Carrell.
Amelie and Nanette: Sparkly Shoes and Picnic Parties

Amelie and Nanette: Sparkly Shoes and Picnic Parties

Sophie Tilley

$14.99

Amelie and Nanette are best friends, and have been FOREVER. Because there is nothing nicer than having a best friend to share your secrets and adventures with. Everyone will be charmed by the wonderfully nostalgic, delightfully innocent and enchantingly carefree world of Amelie and Nanette. Their lives are rich with adventure, sometimes good, sometimes bad (and sometimes a little sad) but always mixed with laughter. From riverside picnics and seaside capers to cake-baking marathons and dressing-up, there's an adventure around every corner. And, even when things go wrong, there's nothing so awful that their friendship (and a big hug) can't make better. Includes a beautiful stationary set - with both note paper and envelopes - just perfect for writing secret letters to your very best friend!
Baker Cat

Baker Cat

Posy Simmonds

$16.99

All day long the baker's cat toils in the bakery and all night he is expected to catch the mice that run riot in the storeroom. If he doesn't catch any mice, the beastly baker tells him, he won't get any food. Too exhausted to chase after the cheeky rodents, the baker's cat becomes thin and sad and weepy, until the mice take pity on him and together they concoct a clever plan... Posy Simmonds delights as ever with a subversive story rich in humour and glorious in its bakery details. Guardian Anything by Posy Simmonds is a must for parents as well as children. (Evening Standard).
A Bean, a Stalk and a Boy Named Jack

A Bean, a Stalk and a Boy Named Jack

William Joyce ,  Kenny Callicutt

$14.99

You might think you know the story of Jack and the Beanstalk, but you might want to think again. In this fairy tale with a twist, it hasn't rained in days and the king has dictated that something must be done - his royal pinky is getting stinky! With a little magic from a wizard, young Jack, paired with his pea pod pal, will find a GIANT reason as to why there's no water left in the kingdom...and prove that size doesn't prevent anyone from doing something BIG. A fractured fairy tale from William Joyce and Moonbot Studios, the masterminds who brought you The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore.
Best Christmas Book Ever!

Best Christmas Book Ever!

Richard Scarry

$12.99

Join the loveable Scarry characters as they - and you - enjoy the best Christmas ever! Busytown is getting ready for Christmas. Join Huckle Cat and Lowly Worm as they celebrate. Including festive stories, games and Christmas songs, this book is a true celebration of the Christmas spirit - and will give every reader a warm festive glow.
Bibble and the Bubbles

Bibble and the Bubbles

Alice Hemming ,  Sara Sanchez

$14.99

When bubbles float away where do they go? Bibble and Bobby will find out in Alice Hemming’s second picture book. On earth Bobby wonders where the bubbles go after they float away.

Six hundred million light years away, Bibble, an alien, wonders where bubbles come from. So Bibble makes himself a spaceship of bubbles and flies to earth, where he meets Bobby. Unable to speak each other’s language they use bubbles to become friends. Of course it is soon time for Bibble to go home but Bobby won’t forget him.
The Boy on the Page

The Boy on the Page

Peter Carnavas

$14.99

A small boy lands on the page and, quite by accident, discovers the joy and wonder of life.
Fix-it Duck and Other Stories

Fix-it Duck and Other Stories

Jez Alborough

$24.99

Three hilarious stories from the bestselling Duck in the Truck series by highly-regarded author/illustrator Jez Alborough are now brought together in one volume! Watch out! Duck is about - and that usually spells trouble! Whether he is trying to fix a dripping tap, joining in with a game of baseball or flying a kite, there is certainly never a dull moment for Duck's long-suffering friends, Goat, Sheep and Frog! Contains: Fix-it Duck Hit the Ball Duck Super Duck
Frog and the Treasure

Frog and the Treasure

Max Velthuijs

$16.99

Frog and Little Bear go off to dig for treasure. 'But how do you know there will be treasure?' says Little Bear.'I just know,' says Frog. So together they dig a hole; a hole so deep that once they are in, they can't get out. Who will rescue them? And at the end of it all, will they have discovered treasure? Of course they will. Frog is an inspired creation - a masterpiece of graphic simplicity . (Guardian).
Untitled

Untitled

Max Velthuijs

$16.99

When Frog hears that Rat is off in an adventure to explore the wide world, he excitedly joins him and they set off full of anticipation. But it doesn't take long for Frog to start missing his friends Pig, Duck and Hare. He soon discovers that he was much happier leaving the wide world where it was, far from home...
Frog is Frog

Frog is Frog

Max Velthuijs

$16.99

Frog is not content to be just a plain green frog, he wants to do the things his friends can do. He tries to fly like Duck, to bake cakes like Pig and to read like Hare. But all his attempts are doomed to failure, and Frog is disconsolate, until Hare points out that his friends love him just the way he is. And in any case, he can swim and leap better than any of them! Frog is an inspired creation - a masterpiece of graphic simplicity . (Guardian).
Frog Is Sad

Frog Is Sad

Max Velthuijs Max

$16.99

This is the twelfth picture book about Frog, and his friends Duck, Hare, Rat and Pig, and certain to charm his legions of admirers with more of his na-ve antics. Frog is miserable, and he cannot see why. Nobody has upset him, and nothing has gone wrong particularly, but he still feels blue. Then one of his stalwart friends makes him laugh, and suddenly he realises he's not sad anymore. He still doesn't know why he was so sad in the first place, but it doesn't matter. A perfect book to explore emotions and mood swings.
Happy Birthday, Hugless Douglas

Happy Birthday, Hugless Douglas

David Melling

$14.99

The fifth Hugless Douglas adventure in this bestselling series with over 900,000 copies sold to date in 26 languages. Douglas is very excited about his birthday surprise. But when the surprise turns out to be his over-excited twin cousins, Douglas is sure this will be the worst birthday ever! David Melling is one of the UK's best-loved author-illustrators and his fifth 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! is a World Book Day picture book in 2014. 'A new Hugless Douglas book is always a cause for celebration.' - Daily Mail
I Don't Want to Go to School

I Don't Want to Go to School

Stephanie Blake

$15.99

There was once a cheeky little rabbit. You might know him already. When his mother told him, Simon, tomorrow is your first day of school! he replied, I'm not going.
I Love You, Baby

I Love You, Baby

Giles Andreae ,  Emma Dodd

$14.99

Ten little fingers, ten little toes Two little ears and one little nose. Two warm cheeks, all rosy and bright A kiss and a cuddle to say goodnight. An exuberant and heartwarming book about the arrival of a new baby from the creators of I Love My Mummy and I Love My Daddy. One little boy discovers all the wonderful things about his new little sibling in this joyful top-to-toe celebration of babies. A warm-hearted, celebratory book that's perfect for sharing when welcoming a new baby to the family. From the bestselling author Giles Andreae, whose rhyming text perfectly captures the joyful exuberance of young children, and the award-winning Emma Dodd, whose cheerful colours and irrepressible illustrations delight children and their parents everywhere.
I Wish I'd Been Born a Unicorn

I Wish I'd Been Born a Unicorn

Rachel Lyon ,  Andrea Ringli

$14.99

A magical second book by author Rachel Lyon about a horse who wants to be a unicorn! Ages 3 to 6 years.

Mucky is fed up with being a 'drab old brown' horse, who the other horses ignore. Instead he wants to be a unicorn with a gleaming white coat and a long horn that the other horses will notice. So Owl comes up with a plan to make Mucky's wish come true and enlists the help of the other animals. They use a shell from the beach for a horn and milk from the cows to paint him. He wakes up thinking he's turned into a unicorn but it soon rains and everything gets washed away. Mucky then realises he doesn't need to be unicorn to have great friends.
Paddington - Favourite Paddington Stories

Paddington - Favourite Paddington Stories

Michael Bond ,  R. W. Alley

$24.99

Three favourite stories of Paddington, the bear from Darkest Peru, brought together in one volume! This special edition brings together three favourite classic adventures - Paddington in the Garden, Paddington at the Carnival and Paddington and the Grand Tour. Whether he is gardening, walking along the canal, or seeing the sights of London - as always - there is never a dull moment when Paddington is around!
Penguin and Pumpkin

Penguin and Pumpkin

Salina Yoon

$14.99

When Penguin and Bootsy plan a trip in search of autumn, Penguin's little brother, Pumpkin, wants to join in. But Pumpkin is heartbroken to find out he's too little to go, so Penguin and Bootsy bring a special surprise home to share a little touch of Autumn with Pumpkin. An energetic and endearing story celebrating Autumn and family in many forms!
Queen Victoria's Christmas

Queen Victoria's Christmas

Jackie French ,  Bruce Whatley

$14.99

From the creators of the delightful QUEEN VICTORIA'S UNDERPANTS comes the story of the first 'traditional' Christmas, complete with a Christmas tree and presents for the family, as seen from the point of view of Queen Victoria's dogs. Something strange is happening at the palace and the dogs can't work it out. The cooks are busy ...are royal visitors arriving? Mysterious parcels are arriving. And most curious of all ...what is that tree doing in Prince Albert's study? From the creators of the delightful QUEEN VICTORIA'S UNDERPANTS come the story of the first 'traditional' Christmas, complete with a Christmas tree and presents for the family, as seen from the point of view of Queen Victoria's dogs.
Rattle and Rap

Rattle and Rap

Susan Steggall

$16.95

Rattle and Rap, Clickety-clack! Follow a family on their train journey to the sea, passing cars on the level crossing, boats on the river, and people walking in the countryside.
A Scarf and a Half

A Scarf and a Half

Amanda Brandon ,  Catalina Echeverri

$14.99

A sweet story about a sheep who is disappointed with his granny's gift but soon discovers it is the best gift ever. Ages 3 to 6 years.

Granny Mutton gets a bit carried away when she's knitting her grandson a scarf. Little Lionel is imagining his present is going to be a football, which he can share with all his friends but he is disappointed when he opens it to discover a very long scarf. However his friends show him how the scarf can be great fun and soon everyone joins in. In the end Little Lionel realises that it is a fantastic gift.
Space Song Rocket Ride

Space Song Rocket Ride

Sunny Scribens ,  David Sim

$14.99

Astronomy: From the edge of the solar system to our home on Earth, learn about our place in the universe. Five pages of educational endnotes by Dr. Carie Cardamone, PhD in Astronomy, about space exploration and the wonders of space.
Top Top Secret

Top Top Secret

Claire Freedman ,  Russell Ayto

$14.99

The Royal Ring has been stolen! Sid the secret agent spy has to find the dragon's lair, return the ring and all without the King knowing&hellip;
What If...?

What If...?

Anthony Browne

$16.99

Joe is nervous about his first big party, and as Mum walks him along the darkening street to his friend's house, his imagination starts to run wild. They search for the right place, looking through the windows, wondering What if...? while making surprising discoveries along the way.
When Charley Met Granpa

When Charley Met Granpa

Amy Hest ,  Helen Oxenbury

$16.95

Readers fell in love with Henry and his truly adorable new puppy, Charley, in Charley's First Night. In this beautiful follow-up title, Henry hopes - very much - that his granpa, who is coming for a visit, will love Charley just as much as he does (a LOT). But Granpa is a little wary of dogs ...he's never been friends with one before. Luckily, Charley isn't any ordinary little puppy, he's a very smart one and this could be the beginning of a very beautiful friendship indeed...
Wombat Went A' Surfing

Wombat Went A' Surfing

Lachlan Creagh

$14.99

Wombat and his mates are heading to the beach for a summer holiday!Croc's cousin Salty wants to teach them all to surf but wombat is scared. What if he gets wiped out?What will it take for Wombat to overcome his fears and discover just how much fun surfing can be? Maybe just a little help from his friends...PRAISE for other books in the series:'featuring a brilliantly illustrated cast of indigenous Aussie wildlife. Wombat Went A' Walking is a playful animal romp that's as much fun to read as it is to sing.' Practical Parenting Magazine
Yuck Said the Yak

Yuck Said the Yak

Alex English ,  Emma Levey

$14.99

It is a very strange day when a yak comes to Alfie's house. Alfie offer him all kinds of different food but the yak says 'Yuck!'. Gradually Alfie starts to get annoyed with the yak for being rude but the yak explains that yaks like grass, - then it is Alfie's turn to say 'Yuck!'.
Zorro Gets an Outfit

Zorro Gets an Outfit

Carter Goodrich

$14.99

Mister Bud and Zorro get along just great. They wake up together, have walk time together, and take naps together. But something is about to interrupt their schedule: Zorro has to wear a fancy outfit. Zorro is embarrassed, mortified, aghast. Mister Bud tries to cheer him up, but nothing works. Everyone makes fun of Zorro, and he refuses to participate in chew-on-a-stick time. Mister Bud doesn't know what to do. But when another dog - a very cool dog - shows up in an outfit and does amazing tricks and beats all the other dogs in a race, Zorro discovers that wearing clothes might not be so bad after all.
Farm Babies

Farm Babies

Christiane Gunzi

$9.99

This title features beautiful full-colour photographs of baby farm animals on every page. Tabbed pages help young children to look through the book themselves. Little images of baby animals on every tab help to hold the child's attention for longer.
Snow Babies

Snow Babies

Chez Picthall

$9.99

A colourful tabbed board book introducing photographs of five baby animals that inhabit snowy regions, in a format that enables little hands to turn the pages, with simple text and little images on the tabs to help children to find the animals.
Baby Sees - A Very First Book

Baby Sees - A Very First Book

Chez Picthall

$12.99

Experts agree that young babies are attracted to black-and-white and high-contrast colour images and patterns - and focusing on them helps babies to make connections with the world around them. This book contains high-contrast images designed to appeal to young babies.
Baby Sees - Seaside

Baby Sees - Seaside

Chez Picthall

$12.99

Baby Sees has twice been selected for inclusion in 'the Bounty pack', the bag of goodies given to new mothers and their newborn babies. The high-contrast combination of pattern and colour will captivate young babies as they begin to focus on the simple pictures. All materials are non-toxic and have been rigorously tested to ensure that these books are completely safe for very young babies. The striking designs evolved by being shown to babies and watching their excited responses. Why not try it yourself?!
Zoo Animals

Zoo Animals

Chez Picthall

$9.99

Designed to appeal to infants, this board book contains high-contrast images which babies of all ages find stimulating. Developed in consultation with mothers, this series has been specifically designed to engage babies and hold their interest as they start to make connections with the world around them.
Bear Sees Colours

Bear Sees Colours

Karma Wilson ,  Jane Chapman

$14.99

Colours, colours everywhere! Can you find colours just like Bear? Karma Wilson's playful text and Jane Chapman's delightful illustrations introduce colour to Bear fans, which will delight and surprise.
Come Count with Me

Come Count with Me

Marika Wilson

$19.99

Nana! Nana! Come count with me. I can count ...Look! Look! 1, 2 and 3. Well, little chicky, Now let me try... A joyful book that makes learning to count fun for all ages.
Dear Zoo Book and Toy Gift Set

Dear Zoo Book and Toy Gift Set

Rod Campbell

$24.99

This classic lift-the-flap book, a favourite with toddlers ever since it was first published in 1982, is now available in a beautiful gift set accompanied by a soft and cuddly Dear Zoo lion toy. Presented in charming and stylish packaging it makes an ideal present for Christmas, birthdays or any time at all! What will the zoo send you?
Grug the Superhero

Grug the Superhero

Ted Prior

$4.99

One morning, Grug wakes up and decides to become a superhero. Wearing a cape and a mask, and a sword made from sticks, Grug and Cara, his best friend, transform the Grugmobile into the Zoom Zoom Car and head off to save someone. But the Zoom Zoom Car has too much zoom and Grug and Cara discover that if they can't save someone else, they can at least save themselves.
Look Inside Our World

Look Inside Our World

Emily Bone ,  Marianna Oklejak

$19.99

What is the earth made of and what goes on beneath the surface? This non-fiction lift-the-flap book features bold illustrations, simple explanations to complex questions and over 60 flaps to lift. An introduction to geology and geography for young children.
Maisy Plays Soccer

Maisy Plays Soccer

Lucy Cousins ,  Lucy Cousins

$11.95

Wow, look at the crowd! Maisy and friends play a rousing game of soccer in a read-aloud sure to have aspiring little players cheering. Maisy and her friends can't wait to play soccer! Maisy puts on her uniform, laces up her sneakers, and heads to the field. Charlie, Tallulah, and Dotty are on the blue team, while Maisy, Cyril, and Eddie are on the red. Let's play! Soon enough the game heats up, with plenty of action, excitement, and suspense. Who will be the first team to make a goal? Whatever the score, it's all in good fun, and everyone is still the best of friends at the end!
Maisy's Castle: A Pop-Up-and-Play Book

Maisy's Castle: A Pop-Up-and-Play Book

Lucy Cousins ,  Lucy Cousins

$24.95

Go medieval with Maisy and her friends! Join them for jousting and archery, before riding into the castle courtyard to discover the mighty dragon! Let your imagination go wild...
My First Elmer Collection

My First Elmer Collection

David McKee

$19.99

Four ELMER board books in one handy package! It includes: Elmer's Colours; Elmer's Day; Elmer's Friends; and Elmer's Weather. Shrinkwrapped in an attractive card wrapper to make a gorgeous gift for a young baby and an essential addition to every playgroup and nursery school's book shelves.
My Top 100 on the Move

My Top 100 on the Move

$11.99

The My Top 100 series is a fun way to encourage children to count whilst simple text helps to further develop reading skills. Exciting books for vehicle-mad youngsters, each with over 100 stickers. Children will enjoy adding all the stickers to create a book to keep. This series also encourages youngsters to become more familiar with higher numbers. Ages 3+
Peppa Pig: the Big Tale of Little Peppa

Peppa Pig: the Big Tale of Little Peppa

$19.99

In The Big Tale of Little Peppa, Peppa Pig just can't imagine being a little baby. But when Suzy Sheep arrives with a picture from the olden days, Peppa wonders what she was like before she grew big and clever! She soon finds out that little Peppa laughed, cried and played with her best friend Suzy, but her favourite thing to do was ...jump in muddy puddles! This new picture book is the perfect gift for Peppa fans and is ideal for reading and sharing together. There are lots more Peppa Pig books from Ladybird for you to enjoy including: Happy Birthday Peppa!, The Story of Prince George and many more.
Puff, the Magic Dragon

Puff, the Magic Dragon

Peter Yarrow ,  Lenny Lipton ,  Eric Puybaret

$29.99

Puff the magic dragon, lived by the sea, And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honalee. Welcome to Honalee - an enchanted land of imagination, acceptance and love. In this special place you can share the playful adventures of Jackie Paper and his childhood friend Puff, the magic Dragon. This is the famous song from Peter, Paul and Mary, beautifully illustrated and presented with a cuddly dragon plush and audio CD sung by Peter Yarrow.
Red or Blue

Red or Blue

Diane Fox ,  Christyan Fox

$14.99

Snap says, What this room needs, I think, Is wallpaper that's mostly pink. Snap gets to work, but in his haste, He covers Snip in sticky paste! Say hello to Snip and Snap - two busy, funny and engaging crocodile friends. They look the same, but they like very different things: Snip likes blue while Snap prefers red; Snip loves fruit while Snap would always rather have cake! Snip and Snap think their house looks a little plain, so they decide to brighten things up with some decorating. But Snip likes red while Snap likes blue - how will they ever decide which colour to choose? This fun-filled rhyming story is the perfect introduction to learning about colours. With sturdy flaps and a fantastic fold-out ending, this book is ideal for sharing and exploring with young children.
Thomas and Friends Steam Team Playbook

Thomas and Friends Steam Team Playbook

$19.95

They're 2, they're 4, they're 6, they're 8! Young Thomas fans and their families will soon be singing along to this exciting novelty book - based on the words of their favourite song, the Thomas theme tune. With goggly eyes, touch-and-feel elements, flaps to lift, tracks to follow with your finger and a big pop up of everyone's favourite engine at the end, this playbook is sure to delight.
Touch the Red Button

Touch the Red Button

Alex A. Lluch

$9.99

Every child is curious to know what happens when they touch a red button. This book celebrates the art of discovery and imagination. Instead of don't touch or stay still, children are encouraged to be brave and explore the possibilities of a button.
The Ultimate Book of Vehicles: From Around the World

The Ultimate Book of Vehicles: From Around the World

Didier Balicevic ,  Anne-Sophie Baumann

$29.95

Rolling, floating, flying, digging, harvesting-vehicles on the go! Oversized and filled with exquisite details from cars to space ships, dump trucks to tug boats. Flaps, pop-ups, pull-tabs and rotating wheels bring nearly one hundred vehicles to life. Features more than 60 movable parts!
The Ultimate Construction Site Book: From Around the World

The Ultimate Construction Site Book: From Around the World

Didier Balicevic ,  Anne-Sophie Baumann

$29.95

The sounds, sights and activity of a construction site provide for endless fascination. Packed with more than 60 tabbed moving parts to pull, lift and explore; crammed with meticulous detail of vehicles, buildings and techniques; here's a book that will satisfy even the most curious of kids. Whether it's building a bridge or a skyscraper, a giant ship or a tunnel, there's a wealth of colour, action and knowledge to be gleaned on each of the ten spreads of this oversized book. A wonderful companion to The Ultimate Book of Vehicles on the spring 2014 Twirl launch list.
Althea and Oliver

Althea and Oliver

Cristina Moracho

$17.99

Cristina Moracho's whip-smart debut is an achingly real story about identity, illness, and love and why bad decisions are sometimes the only ones that lead to good. Spring 1996. Althea Carter and Oliver McKinley have been best friends since first grade, living on the same block in Wilmington, North Carolina. Now they're juniors, developing romantic feelings for each other - and then things go off the rails. Oliver contracts Kleine-Levin Syndrome, also known as 'Sleeping Beauty syndrome'; he's in bed for weeks at a time, and remembers nothing, especially not what he might do in the middle of an episode. What happens during one of those episodes shatters their friendship, and before they can talk about it, his mother enrols him in a sleep study in Manhattan. He leaves without telling Althea. She follows him, and the surprising conclusion to their lifelong story will completely satisfy readers.
Black Ice

Black Ice

Becca Fitzpatrick

$19.99

Britt Phieffer has never been that adventurous, but that's about to change. Wanting to impress her ex-boyfriend, Britt convinces best friend, Korbie, to take a trip with her and go trekking through the Grand Teton Mountains in Wyoming. But when a freak storm leaves the girls stranded they seek shelter in a cabin, and find two knights in shining armour, Shaun and Mason, who are also hiding out. But all is not as it seems, and Britt quickly discovers that the guys are there for reasons other than hiking...dangerous reasons that mean they need to get off the mountain, fast. In exchange for her life, Britt is forced to guide them down, and as they set out on a harrowing journey through the cold and snow, Britt realises the only way to get out of this alive is to pretend she is on their side. But playing nice is hard, especially when Britt is unsure whether Mason, gorgeous and sexy, is the enemy or an ally. And as she begins to lose track of who is in control it is only a matter of time before things turn deadly...
The Head Over Heart

The Head Over Heart

Colette Victor

$17.99

Zeyneb is like any other thirteen-year-old British girl, juggling the demands of her social life, school work and family. But as a Muslim girl attracted to a non-Muslim boy she has more difficult choices \- and one very big decision. Now a woman in the eyes of her religion, she must decide if she will wear a headscarf. Zeyneb wants to make the right choice, not just for her family or friends, but for herself.
Like No Other

Like No Other

Una Lamarche

$19.99

**A Publishers Weekly Best Book of Summer 2014****A Summer 2014 Indie Next List Pick****A 2014 Junior Library Guild Selection****A Los Angeles Times Summer Reading Guide Selection****An Entertainment Weekly YA Novel to Watch Out For** Fate brought them together. Will life tear them apart? Devorah is a consummate good girl who has never challenged the ways of her strict Hasidic upbringing. Jaxon is a fun-loving, book-smart nerd who has never been comfortable around girls (unless you count his four younger sisters). They've spent their entire lives in Brooklyn, on opposite sides of the same street. Their paths never crossed . . . until one day, they did. When a hurricane strikes the Northeast, the pair becomes stranded in an elevator together, where fate leaves them no choice but to make an otherwise risky connection. Though their relation is strictly forbidden, Devorah and Jax arrange secret meetings and risk everything to be together. But how far can they go? Just how much are they willing to give up? In the timeless tradition of West Side Story and Crossing Delancey, this thoroughly modern take on romance will inspire laughter, tears, and the belief that love can happen when and where you least expect it.
Nona and Me

Nona and Me

Clare Atkins

$19.99

Rosie and Nona are sisters. Yapas. They are also best friends. It doesn't matter that Rosie is white and Nona is Aboriginal: their family connections tie them together for life. Born just five days apart in a remote corner of the Northern Territory, the girls are inseperable, until Nona moves away at the age of nine. By the time she returns, they're in Year 10 and things have changed. Rosie has lost interest in the community, preferring to hang out in the nearby mining town, where she goes to school with the glamorous Selena, and Selena's gorgeous older brother Nick. When a political announcement highlights divisions between the Aboriginal community and the mining town, Rosie is put in a difficult position: will she be forced to choose between her first love and her oldest friend?
Sandy Feet

Sandy Feet

Nikki Buick

$19.95

Hunter is stuck in a car with his family as they travel up the Queensland coast. It is a trip that his mum thinks will bring the family closer together, especially now that his step-dad and little brother are part of the mix. But with tension and secrets sizzling beneath the happy family facade, the road trip soon becomes Hunter's worst nightmare. The further away from home he gets the more he can't shake thoughts of the accident that took his dad away from them. Can one trip really help bring a family together? Sandy Feet is a raw and engaging coming-of-age story that perfectly portrays the highs and lows of adolescence as well as the consequences of family tragedy.
Skink No Surrender

Skink No Surrender

Carl Hiaasen

$19.99

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

A Song for Ella Grey

David Almond ,  David Almond

$24.99

I'm the one who's left behind. I'm the one to tell the tale. I knew them both...knew how they lived and how they died. Claire is Ella Grey's best friend. She's there when the whirlwind arrives on the scene: catapulted into a North East landscape of gutted shipyards; of high arched bridges and ancient collapsed mines. She witnesses a love so dramatic it is as if her best friend has been captured and taken from her. But the loss of her friend to the arms of Orpheus is nothing compared to the loss she feels when Ella is taken from the world. This is her story - as she bears witness to a love so complete; so sure, that not even death can prove final.
Survival Colony 9

Survival Colony 9

Associate Professor Joshua David Bellin

$32.95

In a futuristic landscape ravaged by war, a colony's hopes for survival hinge on one teenage boy in this fast-paced, action-packed story. Querry Genn is in trouble. He can't remember anything before the last six months. And Querry needs to remember. Otherwise he is dead weight to the other members of Survival Colony 9, one of the groups formed after a brutal war ravaged the earth. And now the Skaldi have come to scavenge what is left of humanity. No one knows what the Skaldi are, or why they are here, just that they impersonate humans, taking their form before shedding the corpse like a skin. Desperate to prove himself after the accident that stole his memory, Querry is both protected and tormented by the colony's authoritarian commander, his father. The only person he can talk to is the beautiful Korah, but even with her, he can't shake the feeling that something is desperately wrong. Whatever is going on, Querry is at the center of it, for a secret in his past not only makes him a target of the Skaldi's wrath, but the key to the colony's future.
Sway

Sway

Kat Spears

$22.99

High school senior Jesse Alderman, or Sway as he's known, could sell hell to a bishop. He also specializes in getting things people want-term papers, a date with the prom queen, fake IDs. It's all business with Jesse. He has few close friends and he never lets emotions get in the way. But when Ken, captain of the football team, leading candidate for homecoming king, and all around jerk, hires Jesse to help him win the heart of the angelic Bridget Smalley, Jesse finds himself feeling all sorts of things. While following Bridget and learning the intimate details of her life, he falls helplessly in love for the very first time. He also finds himself in an accidental friendship with Bridget's younger brother who's belligerent and self-pitying after spending a lifetime dealing with cerebral palsy. Suddenly Jesse is visiting old folks at nursing home in order to run into Bridget, and offering his time to help the less fortunate, all the while developing a bond with this young man who idolizes him. The tinman really does have a heart after all. A Cyrano De Bergerac story with a modern twist, Sway is told from Jesse's point of view with unapologetic truth and biting humour, his observations about the world around him un-tempered by empathy or compassion - until Bridget's presence in his life forces him to confront his quiet devastation over a life changing event a year earlier and maybe, just maybe, feel Something, again.
Animal Tales

Animal Tales

Various

$19.99

Have you ever wanted to have a cat for a pet, a very large cat? Need another player for cricket? How about Scruffy, the dog? How cute are Penguins? What would you do to help save one? A very wet kitten and an even wetter goldfish, will they stay in the family? A wonderful collection of heartfelt stories all about pets and animals. Tai's Penguin - Raewyn Caisley (illustrated by Ann James). Tai fins a little penguin lying on the beach. It needs help. But what can Tai do? Poor Fish! - Jane Godwin (illustrated by David Mackintosh). It's Saturday morning. Auskick starts soon. But there's something wrong with Brendan's Fish...Tim & Tig - Victor Kelleher (Illustrated by Judy Watson). Tim's birthday present from his Aunt Ethel is a kitten. A very LARGE kitten. Scruffy's Day Out - Rachel Flynn (illustrated by Jocelyn Bell). Dad saves a scruffy little dog from being runover. But whose dog is it? No Cat - and That's That! - Bruce Dawe (illustrated by Andrew McLean). Can Sam ever persuade her dad to let her have a cat?
Christmas Wonderland

Christmas Wonderland

Yvette Poshoglian ,  Danielle McDonald

$7.99

Meet Ella and Olivia. Big sister. Little sister. Best friends. Ella and Olivia are sisters. Ella is seven years old. Olivia is five-and-a-half years old. They live with their mum and dad and little brother Max. Ella and Olivia are excited about the Christmas fair! Will Ella and Olivia's house have the most spectacular decorations in the neighbourhood?
More Stories from Squeak Street

More Stories from Squeak Street

Emily Rodda ,  Andrew McLean

$19.99

Meet Quick-Sticks from Number 6 who wants to be a famous drummer and Kevin from Number 7, the reluctant hero who solves the mystery of Rosie Rich-Mouse's missing jewels. Find out why Tails the Great from Number 8 is so scary. Share the piratical adventures of Adeline from Number 9 when she sets sail for Dead Mouse Island, and discover why everyone in Squeak Street loves Ben from Number 10.
Regal Beagle

Regal Beagle

Vijay Khurana ,  Simon Greiner

$14.99

When the queen of a small kingdom dies without leaving an heir, the mourning citizens are confused. Who will be their next ruler? The royal scrolls state that if there is no heir - no children, no siblings, no aunts or uncles - the queen's best friend must take her place. It just so happens that the queen's best friend is Lucy, her beloved beagle. The evil Lord Runcible is furious at the thought of a canine queen and plots to seize the throne for himself. So begins a battle of wits between man and dog. A suspicious flea infestation, a dog-napping and an icy cold dip in a river all form part of a thrilling adventure. Will Lucy be able to prove to the people that she is worthy of the crown?
Billie B Brown Collection 1

Billie B Brown Collection 1

Sally Rippin

$29.95

A brilliant collection of favourite Billie stories, including: The Bad Butterfly, The Soccer Star, The Midnight Feast, The Second-best Friend, The Extra Special Helper, The Beautiful Haircut, The Perfect Present, The Secret Message, The Big Sister, The Birthday Mix-up.
Billie B Brown Collection 2

Billie B Brown Collection 2

Sally Rippin

$29.95

A beautiful collection of favourite Billie stories, including: The Little Lie, The Best Project, The Spotty Holiday, The Copycat kid, The Cutest Pet Ever, The Pocket Money Blues, The Deep End, The Night Fright, The Missing Tooth, The Bully Buster.
           
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