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555 Sticker Fun Dinosaurs

555 Sticker Fun Dinosaurs

Oakley Graham ,  Lauen Ellis ,  Dan Crisp

$11.99

Exciting topics are covered alongside over 555 stickers in these fantastic titles to banish boredom for young readers.
Aussie Animal Splits

Aussie Animal Splits

Ed Allen ,  Simon Williams

$16.99

Match Aussie animals' tops and bottoms to create hilarious new animal mix-ups and funny rhymes, from a PLATYBURRA to an ECHIDROO! Over 200 animal combinations!
Splosh for the Billabong

Splosh for the Billabong

Ros Moriarty ,  Balarinji

$12.99

Splosh for the billabong at shady bend of river. Brush for the flowers that burst in summer heat. A glorious celebration of country, animals and painting, illustrated by Balarinji, Australia's leading Indigenous design studio. Ros Moriarty, author of the acclaimed memoir Listening to Country, is also the founder of Indi Kindi early literacy education.
Summer Rain

Summer Rain

Ros Moriarty ,  Balarinji

$12.99

'First ...the land wakes in morning light. Turtles crawl and lizards creep. But then - rain splatters on dusty ground and everything comes alive!' A joyous serenade of northern Australian animals and landscapes in the rainy season, illustrated by Balarinji, Australia's leading Indigenous design studio. Ros Moriarty, author of the acclaimed memoir Listening to Country, is also the founder of Indi Kindi early literacy education.
The Possum Magic Cookbook

The Possum Magic Cookbook

Julie Vivas

$16.99

Grandma Poss is up to some of her old bush magic in this delightful cookbook for children and adults. With her band of enthusiastic helpers she makes all of the much-loved Australian delicacies: lamingtons, pavlova, pumpkin scones and Anzac biscuits plus many more. Julie Vivas's illustrations sparkle with wit and humour in this new edition of the original classic.
The Letter for the King

The Letter for the King

Tonke Dragt ,  Laura Watkinson

$19.99

A young messenger. A secret mission. A kingdom in peril. When sixteen-year-old Tiuri answers a desperate call for help, he finds himself on a perilous mission that could cost him his life. He must deliver a secret letter to the King who lives across the Great Mountains - a letter upon which the future of the entire realm depends. It means abandoning his home, breaking all the rules and leaving everything behind - even the knighthood that he has dreamed of for so long. The fate of a kingdom depends on just one person... He must trust no one. He must keep his true identity secret. Above all, he must never reveal what is in the letter.
Rilla of Ingleside

Rilla of Ingleside

Lucy Maud Montgomery ,  Ellice M Lee

$11.99

Rediscover Anne Shirley and her adventures in this beautiful edition of L.M. Montgomery's classic. The youngest daughter of Anne and Gilbert meets the trials of World War I with irrepressible spirit in this artfully packaged edition of the sixth book in the Anne of Green Gables series. Anne's children are almost grown up, except for pretty, high-spirited Rilla. No one can resist her bright hazel eyes and dazzling smile. Rilla, nearly fifteen, can't think any further ahead than going to her very first dance at the Four Winds lighthouse and getting her first kiss from handsome Kenneth Ford. But undreamed-of challenges await as the world of Ingleside becomes endangered by a faraway war. When her brothers go off to fight and Rilla brings home an orphaned newborn in a soup tureen, she is swept into a drama that tests her courage and leaves her changed forever.
The Grunts in a Jam

The Grunts in a Jam

Philip Ardagh ,  Axel Scheffler

$11.99

Oh no! The Grunts are on the loose. And this time they're in a VERY sticky situation.When Mrs Grunt's mother, the gloomy Ma Lunge, enters a Preserves, Jams and Jellies competition, what could possibly go wrong? Plenty. Add a nose-biting squirrel, escaped bees, rogue fireworks and crashing biplanes (AGAIN!), and you'll see why poor Sunny and Mimi have a lot on their plate. And that's BEFORE the Grunts end up in jail.
Circus Mirandus

Circus Mirandus

Cassie Beasley

$17.99

Micah's beloved grandfather is gravely sick, but all is not lost. Years ago, his grandfather visited a mysterious circus where he was promised a miracle by a man who could bend light. But who is this stranger, will he keep his promise, and does the magical Circus Mirandus really exist?
Once Tashi Met a Dragon

Once Tashi Met a Dragon

Anna Fienberg ,  Barbara Fienberg ,  Kim Gamble

$14.99

No one had ever seen the dragon, but once a year it would send smoke and thunder down the mountain, and soon the rains would follow. Now the skies were always blue, the creeks were drying up and the people were hungry. What was happening up there? When Tashi reaches the dragon's golden palace, he meets an angry young dragon who is upset because his mother is under the spell of a demon sleep and he can't wake her up.
Ophelia, Queen of Denmark

Ophelia, Queen of Denmark

Jackie French

$16.99

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She is the girl who will be queen: Ophelia, daughter of Denmarks lord chancellor and loved by Prince Hamlet. But while Hamlets family stab, poison or haunt one another, Ophelia plans a sensible rule, one filled with justice and the making of delicious cheeses. Even if she has to pretend to be mad to make it happen, Ophelia will let nothing, not even howling ghosts, stand in her way. This is Shakespeares play, but with what might also have happened behind the scenes. And this story has a happy ending.
Soon

Soon

Morris Gleitzman

$19.99

After the Nazis took my parents I was scared. After they killed my best friend I was angry. After I joined the partisans and helped defeat the Nazis I was hopeful. Soon, I said, we'll be safe. I was wrong. Soon continues the incredibly moving story of Felix, a Jewish boy still struggling to survive in the wake of the liberation of Poland after the end of World War Two.
Verity Sparks and the Scarlet Hand

Verity Sparks and the Scarlet Hand

Susan Green

$16.95

Castlemaine, 1880. Verity is on holiday with Papa and her friends, but the fun soon comes to an end. A terrible crime has been committed. When Verity tries to investigate, her gift creates more mysteries than it solves. Why was a red glove left at the crime scene? Who is the ghostly woman following Verity? Is she connected to the kidnapping? Terrible secrets are being revealed. With her friends in danger, Verity needs all her courage and skill to solve the crime. But is that enough?
The Fyrelit Tragedy: Zarkora #1

The Fyrelit Tragedy: Zarkora #1

Nicholas Lochel ,  Alison Lochel

$16.99

Five years after the death of their parents, poor farm boys Neleik and Ervine Fyrelit witness the kidnapping of their beloved little sister, Skye. Determined to rescue her, the Fyrelit brothers set off on a journey into darkness. As they traverse unknown lands, they meet loyal companions and face powerful enemies in the hope of rescuing their sister. And they discover a long-hidden secret that will change their world forever...
Molly and Pim and the Millions of Stars

Molly and Pim and the Millions of Stars

Martine Murray

$14.99

Molly's mother is not like other mothers: she rides a yellow bike and collects herbs and makes potions, perhaps even magical potions. Molly wants to be normal, like her friend Ellen, and watch television and eat food that comes in packets. But when Molly's mother accidentally turns herself into a tree, Molly turns to the strange and wonderful Pim for help. And as they look for a way to rescue her mother, Molly discovers how to be happy with the oddness in her life. Martine Murray's new illustrated middle-grade novel Molly and Pim and the Millions of Stars is a whimsical story about friendship and individuality and learning to see the freshness and wonder in the world.
Five Children on the Western Front

Five Children on the Western Front

Kate Saunders

$13.99

ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- Normally I detest 'sequels' that weren't written by the original author, but I will make an exception for this gentle and sometimes extremely moving story. The protagonists of E Nesbit's Five Children and It are older, and the world is about to go to war. The children, Cyril, Robert, Jane, Anthea and Lamb, gather to see Cyril go off to fight, and the magical sand-fairy, the Psammead appears for the first time in a decade, summoned by the de-magicking of history. A beautiful weaving of the innocence of childhood and its adventures, with the sorrow of war. Can be read without having known the original, but much more satisfying if Nesbit's book is known. 9-12 Lindy

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

The Water Horse

Holly Webb

$12.99

In the canals of Venice, hides a beautiful secret...As princess of Venice, all Olivia knows is a life of privilege and wealth. But when the waters start to rise, flooding the streets and causing chaos, she realizes only her magic can prevent disaster befalling the city. Desperate for help, and a friend, Olivia discovers something incredible - a water horse. Invisible to most, centuries old and possessing his own powerful magic, Lucian knows the deepest secrets of the sea - secrets that could hold the key to saving the city...If only their friendship can overcome those plotting against Olivia, and Venice itself.
Maxi and the Magical Money Tree

Maxi and the Magical Money Tree

Tiffiny Hall

$14.99

What would you do if you found a money tree in your house? An intriguing concept explored with great humour and verve, by the author of the Roxy Ran series, Tiffiny Hall. Maxine Edwards is used to insects climbing between the floorboards in her family's run-down house, but she is very surprised when she discovers banknotes creeping through the cracks into her bedroom. Where has the money come from and who does it belong to? The answer to the mystery lies somewhere in the house, but in the meantime, what is Maxi to do with this money? And by taking just one note, the trouble begins.
Nathalia Buttface and the Most Embarrassing Five Minutes of Fame Ever

Nathalia Buttface and the Most Embarrassing Five Minutes of Fame Ever

Nigel Smith

$14.99

The most embarrassing dad in the world is back in this hilarious series for girls from TV and radio-comedy writing talent, Nigel Smith. When Dad posts an embarrassing video of Nat online as a joke, she's furious. Things are set to get much worse, however, when the video goes viral and she finds herself centre of the nation's attention for all the wrong reasons - even the prime minister is imitating her! But when a local care home for abandoned pets is threatened with closure, Dad convinces Nat to use her new-found celebrity to raise money for it - with him acting as her agent, of course! Cue: a disastrous appearance hair-modelling job, a not-so-glamorous campaign for a local optician and a call to turn on the town's rubbish autumn illuminations (the one with the miserable face off The X-Factor cancelled at the last minute). And as if Nat didn't have enough to deal with, school isn't exactly easy when you're a minor celebrity...
My Brother is a Superhero

My Brother is a Superhero

David Solomons ,  Laura Ellen Anderson ,  Rob Biddulph

$12.99

Luke is a comic-mad eleven-year old who shares a treehouse with his geeky older brother, Zack. Luke's only mistake is to go for a wee right at the wrong time. While he's gone, an alien gives his undeserving, never-read-a-comic-in-his-life brother superpowers and then tells him to save the universe. Luke is massively annoyed about this, but when Zack is kidnapped by his arch-nemesis, Luke and his friends have only five days to find him and save the world...
The Big Wish

The Big Wish

Brandon Robshaw

$15.99

Eleven-year-old Sam has a problem. Well, quite a few problems. So when he sees a shooting star, he naturally wishes on it \- for a million wishes. Of course, he doesn't expect the wish to come true, but somehow it does. Sam has fun experimenting with wishes \- he can change anything he wants. But then he discovers that changing stuff has consequences he hadn't anticipated. And what's the point of doing anything, if you can just wish for it and make it happen?
Captain Underpants and the Tyrannical Retaliation of the Turbo Toilet 2000

Captain Underpants and the Tyrannical Retaliation of the Turbo Toilet 2000

Dav Pilkey

$12.99

When the Incredible Robo-Plunger defeated the evil Turbo Toilet 2000, George and Harold thought their toilet troubles were over. Unfortunately, their porcelain problems were only beginning. Just when you thought it was safe to flush, the Turbo Toilet 2000 strikes back! The carnivorous commode known for devouring everything in its path has built up a real appetite...for REVENGE! Join Captain Underpants for another epic showdown of Wedgie Power vs Potty Power as our tighty-whitey-wearing superhero GOES TO ELEVEN!
The Case of the Really, REALLY Magnetic Magnet

The Case of the Really, REALLY Magnetic Magnet

Michael Gerard Bauer ,  Joe Bauer

$12.99

Evil Doctor Evil MacEvilness has created a magnet so powerful it can attract anything. Now he's using it to steal whatever he wants. To stop him, Secret Agent Derek Danger Dale must go undercover and apply for the job as one of MacEvilness' own goons! But can Derek REALLY fool the evil doctor? And can he REALLY survive his close encounters with Petunia the Giant Piranha and the Notoriously Nasty, but Nevertheless Nifty, Ninjas? You're not sure? Well, maybe you should read the book and find out!
Day of the Dreadful Undead

Day of the Dreadful Undead

Nick Falk ,  Tony Flowers

$9.99

When a traditional festival goes explosively wrong, the samurai and the ninja are thrown into battle once again! The samurai and ninja have made a massive mistake. The ghosts of their ancestors have returned, and are now ruling the sparring clans with an iron fist. The only option to reclaim power? A fearsome fight to end them all. Kiss your katana and chisel your chopsticks - another epic Samurai vs Ninja battle is about to begin!
The Forever Man: WARTP #3

The Forever Man: WARTP #3

Eoin Colfer

$17.99

You can't outrun your own history... Still trapped in Victorian London, FBI agent Chevie Savano is determined to help her friend Riley find his long-lost brother. But the WARP wormhole has other ideas... Pulled two centuries into the past, Chevie and Riley find themselves in the village of Mandrake. Under siege from prowling monsters that have escaped from the wormhole, the village's only protector is the sinister Witchfinder - a man with a hidden past and deadly powers. With Chevie branded a witch and sentenced to be burned at the stake, can Riley thwart the Witchfinder's plans before he destroys them all?
A Grimm Warning: Land of Stories #3

A Grimm Warning: Land of Stories #3

Chris Colfer

$14.99

Conner Bailey thinks his fairy-tale adventures are behind him - until he discovers a mysterious clue left by the famous Brothers Grimm. With help from his classmate Bree and the outlandish Mother Goose, Conner sets off on a mission across Europe to crack a two-hundred-year-old code. Meanwhile, Alex Bailey is training to become the next Fairy Godmother... but her attempts at granting wishes never go as planned. Will she ever be truly ready to lead the Fairy Council? When all signs point to disaster for the Land of Stories, Conner and Alex must join forces with their friends and enemies to save the day. But nothing can prepare them for the coming battle... or for the secret that will change the twins' lives forever. The third book in the bestselling Land of Stories series puts the twins to the test as they must bring two worlds together!
Half a Man

Half a Man

Michael Morpurgo ,  Gemma O'Callaghan

$15.95

Revered storyteller Michael Morpurgo remembers the post-war Britain of his childhood in this unflinching and deeply poignant tale of the physical and mental scars of war. From a young age, Michael was both fascinated by and afraid of his grandfather. Grandpa's ship was torpedoed during the Second World War, leaving him with terrible burns. Every time he came to stay, Michael was warned by his mother that he must not stare, he must not make too much noise, he must not ask Grandpa any questions about his past. As he grows older, Michael stays with his grandfather during the summer holidays, and as he finally learns the story behind his injuries, he gets to know the real man behind the solemn figure from his childhood. Michael can see beyond the burns, and this gives him the power to begin healing some of the scars that have divided his family for so long.
Helix and the Arrival

Helix and the Arrival

Damean Posner ,  Jules Faber

$15.99

Hi, I'm Helix. I'm twelve years old and the worst caveman-to-be that Rockfall has ever seen. I'm even less cavemanly than my lazy bonehead brother, whose hobby is grooming his nose hair. It's almost time for my Arrival. I'll be expected to disappear into the woods and return with something big, dangerous or rare - preferably all three. My best friend Ug is preparing for his Arrival too. He has the strength of a hungry rhinovore so he will no doubt bring back something impressive. And our friend Saleeka would pass with flying colours, except girls aren't allowed to take the test - a rule that makes her angrier than a sabre-tooth. But me? I can't even lift a club above my shoulder. Banishment to the Dark Side, here I come...
Pip Bartlett's Guide to Magical Creatures

Pip Bartlett's Guide to Magical Creatures

Jackson Pearce ,  Maggie Stiefvater

$14.99

Pip is a girl who can talk to magical creatures. Her aunt is a vet for magical creatures. And her new friend Tomas is allergic to most magical creatures. When things go amok - and they often go amok - Pip consults Jeffrey Higgleston's Guide to Magical Creatures, a reference work that Pip finds herself constantly amending. Because dealing with magical creatures like unicorns, griffins, and fuzzles doesn't just require book knowledge - it requires hands-on experience and thinking on your feet. For example, when fuzzles (which have an awful habit of bursting into flames when they're agitated) invade your town, it's not enough to know what the fuzzles are... Pip and Tomas also must trace the fuzzles' agitation to its source, and in doing so, save the whole town.
The Tin Snail

The Tin Snail

Cameron McAllister

$17.99

It's 1938. In order to save your dad's job, you need to invent a brand-new car that can carry: a farmer his wife two chickens a flagon of wine and a dozen eggs across a bumpy field without breaking a single egg... and without the Nazis discovering your top-secret design! Discover the extraordinary story - inspired by real events - of how one little car changed history.
Vietnam: My Australian Story

Vietnam: My Australian Story

Deborah Challinor

$16.99

It's 1969 and Davey lives to surf with his older brother Tom and listen to the latest hits. Davey's most cherished goal is to win the inaugural Newcastle Under-14 Surf Championship planned for May 1970 with his best friends Johnno and Pete. But then Tom is drafted into the army and sent to Vietnam and everything changes.
Wesley Booth, Super Sleuth

Wesley Booth, Super Sleuth

Adam Cece ,  Michel Streich

$15.99

Hub Hill Primary School is in the grip of a crime wave. Wesley Booth is a Super Sleuth, which is like a detective only 'awesomer', and this is his biggest (and first) real case. It's not easy when he has to deal with an arch enemy (new-girl-at-school Cassidy Strong), traitorous friends and incompetent assistants, prison warden parents, a delusional big brother, a client who wants to snap him in half like a stick, and over eighty-one million suspects. But he has to work out who the Heister is before his detective equipment gets confiscated and he is grounded forever.
The Year of Billy Miller

The Year of Billy Miller

Kevin Henkes ,  Kevin Henkes

$14.99

When Billy Miller has a mishap at the statue of the Jolly Green Giant at the end of summer vacation, he ends up with a big lump on his head. What a way to start second grade, with a lump on your head! As the year goes by, though, Billy figures out how to navigate elementary school, how to appreciate his little sister, and how to be a more grown up and responsible member of the family and a help to his busy working mom and stay-at-home dad. Newbery Honor author and Caldecott Medalist Kevin Henkes delivers a short, satisfying, laugh-out-loud-funny school and family story that features a diorama homework assignment, a school poetry slam, cancelled sleepovers, and epic sibling temper tantrums. This is a perfect short novel for the early elementary grades.
Blood in the Ashes

Blood in the Ashes

Chris Morphew

$19.95

The next two books in The Phoenix Files series, Mutation and Underground, come together in this compelling race to the end of the world. Things are getting bad in Phoenix. Luke's dad is trapped on the outside and cut off from all contact. Jordan is having frightening visions of things that haven't happened yet. And Peter is slowly losing his grip on reality - and his temper. But the worst is yet to come. All three are being tracked by an enemy who could paralyse them at any moment. And deep under Phoenix, they will uncover a secret that changes everything.
Izzy Folau 1: Chance of a Lifetime

Izzy Folau 1: Chance of a Lifetime

Izzy Folau ,  David Harding

$14.99

Daniel and Sione have been given the chance of a lifetime to be coached by Australian rugby union star, Israel Folau. But can they make it count? While Daniel and Sione come from very different backgrounds, they both eat, sleep and breathe rugby union. When they are selected for a junior representative rugby team, Daniel and Sione's worlds collide. At first, the boys are awestruck by Izzy, but soon they see him as a friend. Unfortunately, things on the field don't go as smoothly. Will Daniel and Sione learn how to adapt to their new team? Or will their big break turn into a missed opportunity?
Clementine Rose and the Birthday Emergency

Clementine Rose and the Birthday Emergency

Jacqueline Harvey

$12.99

Will an unexpected emergency ruin Clementine's party plans? Clementine Rose is counting down the days until her birthday. She can't wait to be another year older and throw the best party ever! But first, there's the school sports carnival to attend and a very important race to run. And of course, the all-important party theme to decide on! Amid all the excitement, Clementine notices that Lavender is not quite her usual self. It seems a trip to the vet is in store, and now Clemmie has butterflies in her tummy for all the wrong reasons. What will happen to Clementine's party? And why Aunt Violet is acting so mysteriously?
Curse of the Oni

Curse of the Oni

Nick Falk ,  Tony Flowers

$9.99

On the Night of the Oni, a curse is triggered, and the samurai and the ninja tumble into battle once again! The samurai have been given the honour of protecting Lord Kaba-Sama from the frightful oni. But when the ninja play a cheeky trick, Kaba-Sama's greatest fear comes true - the oni is released. Only the bravest warrior can save them now. Hop on your horse and wax your wakizashi - another mega Samurai vs Ninja battle is about to begin!
Demolition Dad

Demolition Dad

Phil Earle

$14.99

This is the story of Jake Biggs and his dad, George. George spends all week knocking down buildings... and all weekend knocking down wrestlers. He's the Demolition Man, and Jake couldn't be prouder. But when Jake hears about a pro-wrestling competition in the USA, and persuades his beloved dad to apply, things don't quite turn out the way he expected...
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

E.L. Konigsburg ,  Nathan Burton

$16.99

New York City girl Claudia, a mere month shy of being a twelve-year-old, has resolved to run away from home with her younger brother, Jamie. She knows that she could never pull off the classic spur-of-the-moment departure without a destination (inevitably involving having to eat outside with the insects, and cupcakes melting in the sun); so she plans everything to perfection, including their destination: the grand, elegant, beautiful, all-encompassing Metropolitan Museum of Art. However, no sooner have Claudia and Jamie settled into their new home, than they are caught up in the mystery of an angel statue bought by the museum for the bargain price of $225. Is it in fact an as yet undiscovered work by Michelangelo, worth millions? Claudia is determined to find out, and her quest leads her to the remarkable, secretive Mrs. Frankweiler, who sold the statue to the museum - and to some equally remarkable discoveries about herself. Since its first appearance nearly 50 years ago, The Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler has gained a place in the hearts of generations of readers - and has rightly become one of the most celebrated and beloved children's books of all time.
Marly and the Goat: Our Australian Girl - Marly #3

Marly and the Goat: Our Australian Girl - Marly #3

Alice Pung ,  Lucia Masciullo

$14.99

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

My Friend, Twigs

Cliff McNish

$16.99

When her gran dies, Jess inherits Twigs - a talking cockatoo! Huge and hilarious, Twigs is Jess's best friend and, now she's starting at a new school, Jess needs a friend more than ever. But - Squawwwwk! - Twigs is noisy, and he's pushing Jess's dad to breaking point. Jess promised her gran she'd take care of Twigs, but can she make the new friends she needs to save the bird she loves?
The Pointless Leopard: What Good are Kids Anyway?

The Pointless Leopard: What Good are Kids Anyway?

Colas Gutman ,  Delphine Perret ,  Stephanie Seegmuller ,  Delphine Perret

$14.99

A walk in the woods turns into a funny, philosophical and irresistibly charming mini-adventure. In this witty tale of insistent parents and talking animals, a child questions his purpose. In the country, there's nothing to do, except: admire. It's the same as being bored, but with your eyes wide open. The hilarious story of grumpy city-child Leonard, forced to go for country walks with his greenery-loving mum and dad, is a wonderful reminder of what use we may be to the world. What do we know? What can we do? And is any of it of real value? The Pointless Leopard is a charming tale for all, about the parts we play in the lives of others. Overflowing with love and humour Le monde des livres Joyful Notes bibliographiques By turns hilarious and moving Parole Colas Gutman's parents were writers, and for a long time he was convinced that it was the worst profession in the world...Until one day the joy of writing grabbed him. And it hasn't let him go since.
Reality Check: Izzy Folau #2

Reality Check: Izzy Folau #2

Izzy Folau ,  David Harding

$14.99

The Valley rugby team is travelling to southern Queensland with their coach, Israel Folau. Will the boys' first trip be a great feat or a great failure? Both Daniel and Sione miss home, but finally the boys feel like they are training well. On arrival in Queensland, the Valley team play a match against some locals - and get soundly beaten. The team, who believed they were destined for big things, come crashing back down to earth. Things no longer seem that sunny in the Sunshine state. Can Israel Folau show Daniel and Sione how to go back to basics and do the little things right? Their future as a team might depend on it.
Saving Destiny: Trickstars #4

Saving Destiny: Trickstars #4

Karen Wood

$9.99

A Trickstars Adventure with Ruby, Lexie and Kit, the fantastic trick-riding triplets. Ruby's terrible premonition about Destiny comes true when the colt is taken from them by Chance's original owners. With Chance and Grampy both heartbroken, the Trickstars follow Destiny to the Silver Mountains. But saving Destiny depends on the help of friends in unexpected places.
Second Chance: Trickstars #3

Second Chance: Trickstars #3

Karen Wood

$9.99

The Trickstars rescue a neglected gypsy cob mare from the saleyards. But things are tough on the farm and Chance won't be able to stay unless she can earn her keep. Can Kit nurse her back to health, then train the cantankerous Chance? Or is it too late?
Summer Spell: Trickstars #2

Summer Spell: Trickstars #2

Karen Wood

$9.99

A Trickstars Adventure with Ruby, Lexie and Kit, the fantastic trick-riding triplets. Old rivals from Grampy's past turn up in town. The Hexleys believe that Lexie's precious gold belt-buckle is rightfully theirs, and challenge the Trickstars to a trick-riding duel. But Silvanus Hexley will try all sorts of tricks to win, including casting a spell on Lexie.
Triple Magic: Trickstars #1

Triple Magic: Trickstars #1

Karen Wood

$9.99

A Trickstars Adventure with Ruby, Lexie and Kit, the fantastic trick-riding triplets. Ruby and her sisters dream of a life far from Windara Farm, performing spectacular tricks on their beautiful gypsy cob horses. Then Ruby discovers an old trunk in the stable loft, full of family secrets and a touch of magic. Why has Grampy kept the past hidden for so long? Will he allow the triplets to follow in the stirrups of their ancestors?
Pippi Longstocking Goes Aboard

Pippi Longstocking Goes Aboard

Astrid Lindgren ,  Tony Ross

$11.95

Pippi Longstocking is one of the most popular children's characters of all time and is still much loved by millions of children today. This anniversary edition of Pippi Longstocking Goes Aboard will introduce Pippi and her adventurous spirit to a whole new generation of readers. Nine year old Pippi is an unusual and unpredictable character, she lives alone with a monkey, a horse, and no rules whatsoever! Every day is a crazy adventure with Pippi, but what else would you expect from the daughter of a swashbuckling pirate captain?! In this story Pippi and her friends, Tommy and Annika have the best time together - going to the circus, buying ALL the sweets in the sweet shop and getting shipwrecked for the weekend. But when Pippi's long-lost father comes to visit, will Pippi sail away to sea with him and leave Tommy and Annika behind?
Pippi Longstocking in the South Seas

Pippi Longstocking in the South Seas

Astrid Lindgren ,  Tony Ross

$11.95

Pippi Longstocking is one of the most popular children's characters of all time and is still much loved by millions of children today. This anniversary edition of Pippi Longstocking in the South Seas will introduce Pippi and her adventurous spirit to a whole new generation of readers. Nine year old Pippi is an unusual and unpredictable character, she lives alone with a monkey, a horse, and no rules whatsoever! Every day is a crazy adventure with Pippi, but what else would you expect from the daughter of a swashbuckling pirate captain?!In this collection of stories Pippi and her friends, Tommy and Annika, set sail for the Canny Canny Islands, where Pippi's father is king. They explore secret caves, and play marbles with real pearls. Luckily the pirates and sharks they meet are no match for Pippi Longstocking!
99 Days

99 Days

Katie Cotugno

$15.99

I told her the worst, most secret, most important thing in my life - and she wrote a bestselling book about it. Last year, Molly Barlow did something terrible. Then, her mother wrote a book about it. And so everyone in their tiny hometown found out that Molly cheated on her childhood sweetheart, the love of her life, her best friend with his brother. After spending senior year at a boarding school in the middle of nowhere, Molly now has ninety-nine days to endure back in her hometown before she can escape to college. Ninety-nine days of being the most hated person in town. Ninety-nine days to heal the hurt she's caused. Ninety-nine days to figure out what she wants, and who she loves...
Risk

Risk

Fleur Ferris

$19.99

ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- Sierra is the sort of girl who lights up the room with her vivacity and beauty, but she is also at times unthinking and insensitive to others' feelings. Particularly, it seems, to her best friend Taylor's. When 15yo Sierra meets Jacob on a dating site, she convinces her friends to cover for her so she can spend the weekend with him. The problem is, Taylor met him first, and she is very upset that Sierra has once again taken something from her; so when Sierra doesn't turn up as planned after her rendezvous, Taylor and her friends hide Sierra's absence a bit longer. When she remains missing, life for everyone changes… Written by a former police officer/paramedic, it does contain a salient message, but is also an interesting read. 14+ Lindy

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Best friends Taylor and Sierra meet a hot guy in a chat room online. Both fall for Jacob's charms, but as usual, the more outgoing and vivacious Sierra overshadows Taylor and wins his attention. Taylor's devastated - Sierra already kissed Callum, Taylor's secret crush, over the summer holidays. Life's not fair, especially when Sierra's around. Moving quickly, Sierra sets up a date with Jacob on Friday after school. She asks Taylor and their friends to cover for her. Even though she's upset, Taylor is still Sierra's best friend and agrees to help. But Sierra abuses the favour and calls to say she's going to spend the night with her date. She doesn't come home all weekend, doesn't answer her phone and nobody's heard from her... Taylor is torn. She doesn't want to betray Sierra by telling her parents but at the same time she's concerned for her welfare. Finally, Callum convinces her to tell. The police are called and their worst fears are confirmed when Sierra's body is found miles from Melbourne a week later ...Devastated, Taylor becomes obsessed with finding Sierra's killer. As clues emerge, Taylor races against time to try and save the predator's next victim.
Freedom Ride

Freedom Ride

Sue Lawson

$17.95

Robbie knows bad things happen in Walgaree. But it's nothing to do with him. That's just the way the Aborigines have always been treated. In the summer of 1965 racial tensions in the town are at boiling point, and something headed Walgaree's way will blow things apart. It's time for Robbie to take a stand. Nothing will ever be the same.
How to be Bad

How to be Bad

Emily Lockhart ,  Sarah Mlynowski ,  Lauren Myracle

$16.95

When you're tired of being good, sometimes you gotta be a little bad... Jesse, Vicks and Mel couldn't be more different. Jesse, a righteous Southern gal who's as thoughtful as she is uptight, is keeping a secret that she knows will change her life forever. Vicks is a wild-child: seemingly cool, calm and collected on the outside, but inside she's furious at herself for being so anxious about her neglectful boyfriend. And Mel is the new girl in town. She's already been dismissed as just another rich kid, but all she wants is to get over some of her fears and find some true friends. But for all their differences, the girls discover they've got one thing in common - they're desperate to escape. Desperate to get the heck out of Niceville and discover their true 'badass' selves! Even if it's just for the weekend... One 'borrowed' car later, it's time to hit the road and head for Miami. Hearts will be broken, friendships will be tested, and a ridiculously hot stranger could change the course of everything.
The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly

The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly

Stephanie Oakes

$19.99

The Kevinian cult has taken everything from seventeen-year-old Minnow: twelve years of her life, her family, and her ability to trust. And when Minnow rebelled, they took away her hands, too.

Now the Kevinian Prophet has been murdered and the camp set aflame and it's clear Minnow knows something. But she's not talking. As she adjusts to a life behind bars in juvenile detention, Minnow struggles to make sense of all she has been taught to believe, particularly as she dwells on the events that led up to her incarceration.

But when an FBI detective approaches her about making a deal, Minnow sees she can have the freedom she always dreamed of - if she is willing to part with the terrible secrets of her past.

Powerful and compelling, this remarkable and brave debut novel reveals the terrible dangers of blind faith. And the importance of having faith in yourself.
Because You'll Never Meet Me

Because You'll Never Meet Me

Leah Thomas

$15.99

ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- Ollie has spectacular fits if he is exposed to electricity. He and his mother live a no-tech life in an isolated cabin, visited regularly by Ollie's doctor, but with little or no contact with the outside world. When the doctor suggests Ollie write to another young teenager, as a way of overcoming his loneliness, Ollie launches into an excitable correspondence with Moritz. Mo was born without eyes, and has a pacemaker, so the two boys could never meet. Despite this and their obviously contrasting personalities, they become best friends. Each has much to tell the other, and they both learn how to deal with their respective problems, but there is a sinister background to their disabilities. A totally absorbing story for ages 14+ Lindy

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Ollie and Moritz are two teenagers who will never meet. Each of them lives with a life-affecting illness. Contact with electricity sends Ollie into debilitating seizures, while Moritz has a heart defect and is kept alive by an electronic pacemaker. If they did meet, Ollie would seize, but turning off the pacemaker would kill Moritz. Through an exchange of letters, the two boys develop a strong bond of friendship which becomes a lifeline during dark times - until Moritz reveals that he holds the key to their shared, sinister past, and has been keeping it from Ollie all along.
The Accident Season

The Accident Season

Moira Fowley-Doyle

$19.99

It's the accident season, the same time every year. Bones break, skin tears, bruises bloom. The accident season has been part of seventeen-year-old Cara's life for as long as she can remember. Towards the end of October, foreshadowed by the deaths of many relatives before them, Cara's family becomes inexplicably accident-prone. They banish knives to locked drawers, cover sharp table edges with padding, switch off electrical items - but injuries follow wherever they go, and the accident season becomes an ever-growing obsession and fear. But why are they so cursed? And how can they break free?
Afterlight

Afterlight

Rebecca Lim

$19.99

From the acclaimed author of the Mercy series and The Astrologer's Daughter. Since her parents died in a freak motorbike accident, Sophie Teague's life has fallen apart. But she's just enrolled at a new high school, hoping for a fresh start. That's until Eve, a beautiful ghost in black, starts making terrifying nightly appearances, wanting Sophie to be her hands, eyes and go-to girl. There are loose ends that Eve needs Sophie to tie up. But dealing with the dead might just involve the greatest sacrifice of all. Dark, thrilling and unrelentingly eerie, Afterlight will take you deep into the heart of a dangerous love story, revealing the otherworldly - and deadly - pull of past wrongs that only the living can put right.
The Extra

The Extra

Kathryn Lasky

$16.95

A deeply moving and unique story of survival by the award-winning writer Kathryn Lasky. One ordinary afternoon, fifteen-year-old Lilo and her family are suddenly picked up by Hitler's police and imprisoned. Just when it seems certain that they will be sent to a labour camp, Lilo is chosen by filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl to work as a film extra. Life on the film set is a bizarre alternate reality and the beautiful, charming Riefenstahl is always present. But Riefenstahl also answers the slightest provocation with malice and flaunts the power to assign prisoners to life or death.
Frankie and Joely

Frankie and Joely

Nova Weetman

$19.95

'Joely,' says Frankie. 'Before it starts ...this holiday ...it's about us. Right?' Frankie and Joely are best friends. They love each other like no one else can. It's summer and, together, the girls are escaping the city and their mums for a week of freedom in the country. But when Joely introduces Frankie to her country cousins, Thommo and Mack, it soon becomes clear that something other than the heat is getting under their skin. As the temperature rises, local boy Rory stirs things up even more and secrets start to blister. Will they still be 'Frankie and Joely' by the end of their holiday?
All My Secrets

All My Secrets

Sophie McKenzie

$17.99

A brand new title from bestselling, award-winning author, Sophie McKenzie. The shocking reality behind a GBP10 million inheritance turns Evie Brown's world on its head. Unable to find out the truth from her parents, Evie ends up on the mysterious island of Lightsea, where her desire for answers leads her towards a series of revelations that threaten everything she holds dear... including her life.
Birdy

Birdy

Jess Vallance

$16.95

This book features a darkly compulsive tale of friendship and obsession. Frances Bird has been a loner for so long that she's given up on ever finding real friendship. But then she's asked to show a new girl around school, and she begins to think her luck could finally be changing. Eccentric, talkative and just a little bit posh, Alberta is not at all how Frances imagined a best friend could be. But the two girls click immediately, and it's not long before they are inseparable. Frances could not be happier. As the weeks go on, Frances finds out more about her new best friend - her past, her secrets, her plans for the future - and she starts to examine their friendship more closely. Is it, perhaps, just too good to be true?
A Flash of Blue

A Flash of Blue

Maria Farrer

$16.99

Guilt, grief and big mistakes...Amber is convinced that her brother's death is her fault. It happened on the day that she'd taken something of his, something precious, the very thing that gave him his luck. Weighed down with grief, guilt and pressure to be the perfect daughter, Amber turns to the one boy who can make her feel better. But Tyler is in with the wrong crowd, and Amber finds herself in big trouble: trouble that would never usually happen to a girl like her. Only with her life having crashed around her will Amber find a way to rebuild it, and to finally find out what part she really paid in her brother's death.
Gypsy Girl

Gypsy Girl

Kathryn James

$16.95

Sammy Jo has a secret; it's how she's paying for her sister's extravagant wedding. But all her plans go wrong after she gets in a fight with some local thugs to save rich-boy Gregory. Now local bad guy McCloud is after her. Gypsy Girl Sammy Jo may be strong, fast and tough, even in heels, but this time she's met her match. And the guys who are after her are nearly as dangerous as her forbidden love for Gregory...
The Improbable Theory of Ana and Zak

The Improbable Theory of Ana and Zak

Brian Katcher

$19.99

Perfect for fans of Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist and The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, The Improbable Theory of Ana and Zak is Stonewall Award-winning author Brian Katcher's hilarious he said/she said romance about two teens discovering themselves on an out-of-this-world accidental first date at a sci-fi convention. When Ana Watson's brother ditches a high school trip to run wild at Washingcon, type-A Ana knows that she must find him or risk her last shot at freedom from her extra-controlling parents. In her desperation, she's forced to enlist the last person she'd ever want to spend time with-slacker Zak Duquette-to help find her brother before morning comes. But over the course of the night, while being chased by hordes of costumed Vikings and zombies, Ana and Zak begin to open up to each other. Soon, what starts as the most insane nerdfighter manhunt transforms into so much more...
An Island of Our Own

An Island of Our Own

Sally Nicholls

$15.99

From one of the brightest talents in children's fiction and the winner of the Waterstones Children's Book prize comes a new novel about family and friendship. Siblings Jonathan, Holly and Davy have been struggling to survive since the death of their mother, and are determined to avoid being taken into care. When the family's wealthy but eccentric Great-Aunt Irene has a stroke, they go to visit her. Unable to speak or write, she gives Holly some photographs that might lead them to an inheritance that could solve all their problems. But they're not the only ones after the treasure...
The it Girl

The it Girl

Katy Birchall

$16.95

Hilariously funny and deliciously romantic 'clean teen fiction for teens. It is perfect for fans of Geek Girl and Louise Rennison. Everybody wants to be a famous It Girl. Don't they? Anna Huntley's aims in life: 1) Must keep my two lovely new (and only) school friends by not doing anything in usual manner of socially inept dork and outcast. 2) Train Dog (my labrador) to high-five. This is probably the most ambitious life goal on this list. 3) Do not set the school's Deputy Queen Bee mean girl's hair on fire (again). 4) Work out whether 2) and 3) constitute being socially inept or outcastish. 5) Go to Africa and give out rice. 6) To hide in a cupboard FOR LIFE with Dog now Dad is engaged to one of the most famous actresses EVER, the paparazzi want to spash my face all over the papers and everyone in school (and The World) is soon to discover the level of my social ineptitude. 7) Is rice a bit done now? Maybe I can give out chocolate in Africa too. I do like chocolate. Must work out how to do it from the cupboard...
There Will Come a Time

There Will Come a Time

Carrie Arcos

$17.99

Mark grapples with the loss of his twin sister in this heart-wrenching novel of grief and resilience from National Book Award finalist Carrie Arcos. Mark knows grief. Ever since the accident that killed his twin sister, Grace, the only time he feels at peace is when he visits the bridge where she died. Comfort is fleeting, but it's almost within reach when he's standing on the wrong side of the suicide bars. Almost. Grace's best friend, Hanna, says she understands what he's going through. But she doesn't. She can't. It's not just the enormity of his loss. As her twin, Mark should have known Grace as well as he knows himself. Yet when he reads her journal, it's as if he didn't know her at all. As a way to remember Grace, Hanna convinces Mark to complete Grace's bucket list from her journal. Mark's sadness, anger, and his growing feelings for Hanna threaten to overwhelm him. But Mark can't back out. He made a promise to honor Grace - and it's his one chance to set things right.
Thirteen Days of Midnight

Thirteen Days of Midnight

Leo Hunt

$15.99

When Luke Manchett's estranged father dies suddenly, he leaves his son a dark inheritance. Luke has been left in charge of his father's ghost collection: eight restless spirits. They want revenge for their long enslavement, and in the absence of the father, they're more than happy to take his son. It isn't fair, but you try and reason with the vengeful dead. Halloween, the night when the ghosts reach the height of their power, is fast approaching. With the help of school witchlet Elza Moss, and his cowardly dog Ham, Luke has just thirteen days to uncover the closely guarded secrets of black magic, and send the unquiet spirits to their eternal rest. The alternative doesn't bear thinking about.
Formerly Shark Girl

Formerly Shark Girl

Kelly Bingham

$16.95

Jane Arrowood, otherwise known as Shark Girl, has been living with just one arm for over a year. Now she s searching for a new normal. It s been a year since the shark attack that took Jane s arm, and with it, everything she used to take for granted. Her dream of becoming an artist is on the line, and everything now seems out of reach, including her gorgeous, kind tutor, Max Shannon. While a perfectly nice guy from her science class is clearly interested in Jane removing her fear that no one ever would want a one-armed girl Jane can t stop thinking about Max. But is his interest romantic? Or does he just feel sorry for her? Formerly Shark Girl picks up where Kelly Bingham s artful, honest debut novel left off, following Jane as she deals with a career choice (should she give back by trying to become a nurse, or is art an equally valid calling?) along with family changes and her first real romance all while remembering who she was before she was Shark Girl and figuring out who she is now.
Lying Out Loud: A Companion Novel to the Duff

Lying Out Loud: A Companion Novel to the Duff

Kody Keplinger

$15.99

Sonny Ardmore is an excellent liar. She lies about her dad being in prison. She lies about her mom kicking her out. And she lies about sneaking into her best friend's house every night because she has nowhere else to go. Amy Rush might be the only person Sonny shares everything with - secrets, clothes, even a nemesis named Ryder Cross. Ryder's the new kid at Hamilton High and everything Sonny and Amy can't stand - a prep-school snob. But Ryder has a weakness: Amy. So when Ryder emails Amy asking her out, the friends see it as a prank opportunity not to be missed. But without meaning to, Sonny ends up talking to Ryder all night online. And to her horror, she realizes that she might actually 'like' him. Only there's one small catch: he thinks he's been talking to Amy. So Sonny comes up with an elaborate scheme to help Ryder realize that she's the girl he's really wanted all along. Can Sonny lie her way to the truth, or will all her lies end up costing her both Ryder and Amy? The DUFF is now a major motion picture starring Bella Thorne, Robbie Amell, Mae Whitman and Alison Janney.
A Monster Calls

A Monster Calls

Patrick Ness

$19.95

The bestselling novel about love, loss and hope from the twice Carnegie Medal-winning Patrick Ness. Conor has the same dream every night, ever since his mother first fell ill, ever since she started the treatments that don't quite seem to be working. But tonight is different. Tonight, when he wakes, there's a visitor at his window. It's ancient, elemental, a force of nature. And it wants the most dangerous thing of all from Conor. It wants the truth. Patrick Ness takes the final idea of the late, award-winning writer Siobhan Dowd and weaves anextraordinary and heartbreaking tale of mischief, healing and above all, the courage it takes to survive.
Stone Rider

Stone Rider

David Hofmeyr

$19.99

The Hunger Games meets The Road in a stunning debut novel from a powerful new voice in YA fiction. Adam Stone wants freedom and peace. He wants a chance to escape Blackwater, the dust-bowl desert town he grew up in. Most of all, he wants the beautiful Sadie Blood. Alongside Sadie and the dangerous outsider, Kane, Adam will ride the Blackwater Trail in a brutal race that will test them all, body and soul. Only the strongest will survive. The prize? A one-way ticket to Sky-Base and unimaginable luxury. And for a chance at this new life, Adam will risk everything...
Why We Broke Up

Why We Broke Up

Daniel Handler ,  Maria Kalman

$19.95

I'm telling you why we broke up, Ed. I'm writing it in this letter, the whole truth of why it happened. Min Green and Ed Slaterton are breaking up, so Min is writing Ed a letter and giving him a box. Inside the box is why they broke up. Two bottle caps, a movie ticket, a folded note, a box of matches, a protractor, books, a toy truck, a pair of ugly earrings, a comb from a motel room, and every other item collected over the course of a giddy, intimate, heartbreaking relationship. This is a new edition of this stunning, internationally acclaimed YA novel.
Saint Anything

Saint Anything

Sarah Dessen

$17.99

Peyton, Sydney's charismatic older brother, has always been the star of the family, receiving the lion's share of their parents' attention and - lately - concern. When Peyton's increasingly reckless behavior culminates in an accident, a drunk driving conviction, and a jail sentence, Sydney is cast adrift, searching for her place in the family and the world. When everyone else is so worried about Peyton, is she the only one concerned about the victim of the accident? Enter the Chathams, a warm, chaotic family who run a pizza parlor, play bluegrass on weekends and pitch in to care for their mother, who has multiple sclerosis. Here Sydney experiences unquestioning acceptance. And here she meets Mac: gentle, watchful, and protective, who makes Sydney feel seen, really seen, for the first time.
Barcelona: Panorama Ops

Barcelona: Panorama Ops

Sarah Maycock

$12.95

Bring Barcelona to life with this amazing three-dimensional expanding city skyline. The 1.5-metre unfolding guide features twelve of the city's most important sights: Sagrada Familia, Park Guell, La Pedrera, Casa Battlo, Camp Nou, Boqueria Market, Santa Maria del Mar, Barceloneta, Joan Miro Foundation, Barcelona Cathedral, Port Vell and the National Museum of Catalonian Art. Presented in a beautiful slipcase, and including a map of the city, this is the perfect souvenir for anyone wishing to remember a trip to Spain's beloved coastal city, and acts as a creative alternative to a postcard.
Being a Girl

Being a Girl

Hayley Long ,  Gemma Correll

$16.95

A funny, frank and fearless guide to being a girl. Being a girl is not all sugar and spice. How can you possibly survive school and even think about talking to your crush when you have spots in places you didn't even know you had, your boobs are too big (or too small) and the friend drama is off the charts. Luckily, bestselling YA author and sixth-form teacher Hayley Long provides a straight-talking guide to puberty - from cattiness to kisses, and everything in between. With witty black-and-white illustrations by Gemma Correll throughout, Being a Girl tells you everything you need to know about surviving puberty, in an honest and humorous way.
Stone Age to Iron Age

Stone Age to Iron Age

Clare Hibbert

$19.99

History Detective Investigates: Stone Age to Iron Age is a hands-on, investigative approach to history. Learn all about early settlers in Britain and the story of the Stone, Bronze and Iron Age during the late Neolithic period over 6,000 years ago. The first Britons were hunter-gatherers who came from mainland Europe to settle in England. They bought wooden spears, flint handaxes and animals with them and were a nomadic people. Stone Age to Iron Age tells the story of how these people settled and began farming the land. They built villages of timber and stone houses such as Skara Brae on Orkney. Stonehenge is perhaps the most famous monument of this period, a technological marvel of the time built by raising over 80 blue stones to create the 'henge'. The Bronze Age bought with it metalworking using copper, tin and gold to make tools and beautiful everyday objects. The Iron Age was known for its hill forts, farming and art and culture. Contains maps, paintings, artefacts and photographs to show how early Britons lived. Ideally suited for readers age 8+ or teachers who are looking for books to support the new curriculum for 2014. If you enjoy reading about the Stone Age to Iron Age then take a look at Ancient Greece, Ancient Sumer, The Mayan Civilization, The Shang Dynasty of Ancient China and Early Islamic Civilizations.
What is Humanism? How Do You Live Without a God? And Other Big Questions for Kids

What is Humanism? How Do You Live Without a God? And Other Big Questions for Kids

Michael Rosen ,  Ms Annemarie Young

$29.99

What does it mean to be a humanist? Is humanism a new idea? How do people live their lives without religious beliefs? The first of its kind aimed at the new curriculum for upper primary and lower secondary school children, this book will examine how humanists respond to fundamental questions about morals and ethics, the origins of life, religion and the state. It will look at how humanists mark the milestones of birth, marriage and death. How do people without belief in God live moral and fulfilled lives, with respect for humankind and the universe? A thought-provoking approach will encourage readers to think about the big questions for themselves. The book will include contributions from a number of prominent humanists, such as Stephen Fry, Camila Batmanghelidjh, Philip Pullman, Jim Al-Khalili, Natalie Haynes and Shappi Khorsandi, who will explain their own philosophy and tell us what is important to them.
Ancient Egypt

Ancient Egypt

Rachel Minay

$19.99

History Detective Investigates: Ancient Egypt is a hands-on, investigative approach to history. Learn all about Ancient Egypt, its people and the story of ancient Egypt that goes back some 4,000 years. Who were the Ancient Egyptians? Ancient Egypt has a remarkable history. Discover the mysteries of the pyramids, why the Egyptians mummified their people and the gods and goddesses that ruled their way of life. It tells the story of many great kings and pharaohs, such as Tutankhamen and Cleopatra. See how the hieroglyphs offer an insight into the daily life of the Egyptian people and how the Rosetta Stone helped unravel the secrets of the hieroglyphs. Why did the ancient Egyptians rely so heavily on the river Nile. Egypt is set in the middle of the desert so Egypt depended on the Nile for food, transportation and water. Contains maps, paintings, artefacts and photographs to show how the Egyptians lived. Ideally suited for readers age 8+ or teachers who are looking for books to support the new curriculum for 2014. If you enjoy reading about the Ancient Egyptians then take a look at Stone Age to Iron Age, The Mayan Civilization, The Shang Dynasty of Ancient China and Early Islamic Civilizations.
Ancient Greece

Ancient Greece

Rachel Minay

$19.99

History Detective Investigates: Ancient Greece is a hands-on, investigative approach to history. Learn all about Ancient Greece, its people and the story of ancient Greece that goes back 2,500 years ago. Who were the Ancient Greeks? Ancient Greece has a remarkable history. Learn about the early Minoans, mainland Greece and the Greek Islands and the Olympic games that began in 776 BC. There are many great stories from Greece about the Trojan War and the Wooden Horse to The Odyssey about a Greek soldier. The Greeks were also famed for their Gods, Greek art, and they led the way with new ideas about science, art and philosophy. Contains maps, paintings, artefacts and photographs to show how the Greeks lived. Ideally suited for readers age 8+ or teachers looking for books to support the new curriculum for 2014. If you enjoy reading about the Ancient Greeks then take a look at Stone Age to Iron Age, The Mayan Civilization, Ancient Egypt and Early Islamic Civilizations.
Mayan Civilization

Mayan Civilization

Clare Hibbert

$19.99

The early Mayans date back to 1800 BC however the golden age of Mayan civilization was around AD 250. They were the most dominant civilization of Mesopotamia covering what is now Guatemala, Belize and parts of Mexico. The Maya excelled at agriculture, pottery, hieroglyph writing, calendar-making and mathematics, and left behind an astonishing amount of impressive architecture and symbolic artwork. The Maya were most known for the cities they built, amassing over 40. Piazzas, palaces, temples and pyramids have been unearthed and courtyards for playing ball games. Farming communities lived outside the cities. Deeply religious, the Mayans worshipped various gods and the kings were claimed to be related to the gods. Mayan Civilization had declined in AD 900. No one is quite sure why but theories involve extensive war fare, depleted resources and a natural disaster which may have buried the cities in the lowlands. Contains maps, paintings, artefacts and photographs to show how the Mayans lived. Ideally suited for readers age 8+ or teachers who are looking for books to support the new curriculum for 2014. If you enjoy reading about the Mayan Civilization then take a look at Ancient Greece, Ancient Sumer, Benin 900-1897 CE, The Shang Dynasty of Ancient China and Early Islamic Civilizations.
The Vikings

The Vikings

Alice Harman

$19.99

The Vikings came from Scandinavia, Denmark, Norway and Sweden. They invaded and settled in Northern Scotland and the East of England looking for farmland. The Viking age in Europe ran from around AD 700 to 1100. Vikings arrived in longships and attacked small villages, following a sustained campaign of attack. The Vikings famously settled in York, building houses and establishing trades such as jewellery and pottery making and woodworking. Women were important in Viking family life. They ran the home and farm while their husbands were away trading or fighting. Throughout the Viking age there were many battles between the Vikings and the English with King Alfred preventing them from taking over all of England. In the 10th century England won back much of the land taken, defeating Eric Bloodaxe, the last Viking King of Jorvik. Viking rule ended with the invasion of Britain by the Normans in 1066. Contains maps, paintings, artefacts and photographs to show how the Vikings lived. Ideally suited for readers age 8+ or teachers who are looking for books to support the new curriculum for 2014. If you enjoy reading about the Vikings then take a look at Stone Age to Iron Age, The Mayan Civilization, The Shang Dynasty of Ancient China and Early Islamic Civilizations.
The Great Wall

The Great Wall

Elizabeth Mann

$14.99

Imagine a wall 30 feet high, a wall thousands of miles long, a wall that crossed deserts and climbed over impossibly jagged peaks, a wall that contained thousands of individual forts and towers, a wall that was guarded by a million soldiers, a wall that took over 200 years to build. This is the story of thousands of miles of earth and stone that turned a nation into a fortress. The story of a people's struggle for absolute security in a violent and dangerous world. Needing defense against the Mongols, whose empire encompassed most of the known world, the Chinese built the Great Wall of China. This book tells the story. It is an illustrated throughout with detailed colour artwork by Alan Witschonke. It is part of the Wonders of the World - the award-winning series that tells the stories behind humanity's most extraordinary creations.
Basher Science: Microbiology

Basher Science: Microbiology

Simon Basher ,  Dan Green

$14.99

Discover life's smallest secrets in the world of microbiology. Basher's highly original books make difficult concepts tangible, understandable and even lovable. Chatty first-person text and stylish, contemporary character illustrations give a voice, personality and story to each topic - a brilliant way to communicate science. Thousands of children already love discovering the Basher universe. Basher Science: Microbiology is a compelling guide to this science topic.
Actual Size

Actual Size

Steve Jenkins ,  Steve Jenkins

$16.95

Just how big is a crocodile? What about a tiger, or the world's largest spider? Can you imagine a tongue that is two feet long or an eye that is bigger than your head? Sometimes facts and figures don't tell the whole story. In the new paperback edition of this visually stunning book, Steve Jenkins illustrates animals both large and small at their actual size.
Animal Architects: Amazing Animals Who Build Their Homes

Animal Architects: Amazing Animals Who Build Their Homes

Julio Antonio Blasco ,  Daniel Nassar

$22.99

This is a fantastic, original exploration of how animals build their homes and the fascinating structures they create. From gladiator frogs to chimpanzees, learn about how animals all over the world build their homes. Each spread contains a beautiful, colourful illustration of each animal and its home, plus a unique fold-out information panel, with stats and a simple architectural diagram showcasing the creation of the 'architect'. Look inside chimpanzee nests, beaver dams, termite mounds, stork nests and many more - and get to know the clever animals who build them!
Climate Change: Discover How it Impacts Spaceship Earth

Climate Change: Discover How it Impacts Spaceship Earth

Joshua Sneideman ,  Erin Twamley ,  Mike Crosier ,  Mike Crosier

$22.99

For more than 200 years, scientists have been observing, measuring, and analyzing information about our planet's climate. Studies show that the earth is in constant transition and humans have an effect on what happens. In Climate Change: Discover How It Impacts Spaceship Earth, young readers examine real studies concerning planetary science, Arctic ice bubbles, and migratory patterns. Kids explore the history of human impact from the Industrial Revolution to our modern-day technology, as well as the innovations underway around the world to address global climate change. The idea of climate change can be scary, but every one of us has the ability to make a difference. Focused on a pro-active approach to environmental education, Climate Change engages readers through hands-on activities and helps kids deconstruct myths about our changing world. Kids are directed to digital supplemental material that makes complex concepts easier to understand through visual representation. Climate Change offers a myriad of ways to think of our Spaceship Earth as the singular resource it is. Climate Change meets Common Core State Standards for literacy in science and technology; Guided Reading Levels and Lexile measurements indicate grade level and text complexity.
Dinosaurs Live On!: And Other Fun Facts

Dinosaurs Live On!: And Other Fun Facts

Laura Lyn DiSiena ,  Hannah Eliot ,  Aaron Spurgeon

$9.99

Go back in time with this dino -mite book of fun facts about fossils, pterodactyls, the T. rex, and more! Did you know that the Tyrannosaurus rex was up to forty-two feet in length? How about that the Triceratops had between 400 and 800 teeth? Or that some scientists believe that chickens are descendants of dinosaurs? Filled with tons of cool facts about dinsoaurs, plus colorful, humorous illustrations, this book is sure to be a prehistoric hit!
Dino-Dinners

Dino-Dinners

Mick Manning ,  Brita Granstrom ,  Mick Manning ,  Brita Granstrom

$15.95

It's dino-dinnertime but who eats what, and who eats who? How do we know what dinosaurs ate? Who hunted as a team? Who ate with their head in the treetops, and who ate absolutely anything they could find? Discover exactly what is on the menu, as you are invited to attend this dinner party with a difference!
Dinosaurs: Walk in the Footsteps of the World's Largest Lizards

Dinosaurs: Walk in the Footsteps of the World's Largest Lizards

Leslie Mertz

$18.99

With each step you take, whether it's outside your back door, at the edge of a nearby pond, or along a path in a national park, you may be setting down your foot in the same place that a dinosaur once did. Just imagine, dinosaurs roaming the same earth we live on today! What an amazing place our planet must have been during the time of those mighty creatures. There were enormous plant-eating dinosaurs, perhaps gathered in herds, grazing in a forest-surrounded meadow. And there were packs of small but fast and smart meat-eating dinosaurs that searched for an opportunity to attack their prey. And there was the ultimate predator in the Tyrannosaurus rex, causing other dinosaurs to flee wherever he went. The Fact Atlas series welcomes you to the world of dinosaurs, vanished now but for the efforts of scientists, museums, and your own imagination. With a little help from this fact-filled dinosaur book, the prehistoric world comes alive with dinosaurs big and small, scary and just plain fascinating. This book offers a history of dinosaurs that challenges young readers to question and research what these prehistoric creatures were really like and why. Illustrations accompany dino statistics to help kids build the closest possible understanding to what it was like when dinosaurs roamed the earth.
Robots: Explore the World of Robots and How They Work for Us

Robots: Explore the World of Robots and How They Work for Us

Rick Allen Leider

$18.99

Robots exist for so many different reasons. Many robots replace humans, whether it's because a situation is dangerous or just tedious. There are rover robots to explore space and drone robots that play a part in our military today, but then there are also vacuum robots available for the average household's chores. In Japan, there is a robot teacher that can mimic a wide range of human emotions - including anger at uncooperative students - thanks to eighteen small motors hidden beneath the latex skin covering her face. The Japanese government hopes to use robots to fill jobs left vacant by an anticipated labor shortage due to an aging population. In the United States, robots even help with surgery, allowing for incisions to be cut much smaller than they would be otherwise - meaning fewer complications and faster recovery times. This fascinating book in the Fact Atlas series explores the history of robots, from the very first robot designed by Leonardo da Vinci to predictions of the roles robots will play in our future. Kids will learn about how robots are often modeled after real life-forms, such as bees, sharks, and, of course, humans. Robots also takes into account the robots in pop culture - robots we have imagined could be a part of our future. Readers can decide for themselves whether or not they think robots should be developed to their fullest potential or kept in check by safety limitations.
See Inside Exploration and Discovery

See Inside Exploration and Discovery

Emily Bone ,  Steve Scott

$19.99

Some of the most famous and daring explorers from history are featured in this interactive, lift-the-flap reference book. Find out about Marco Polo's journey from Italy to China in 1271, Ibn Battuta's 28-year trip around the globe, Christopher Columbus' discovery of the 'New World', the race to the poles, space exploration and lots more.
Time Traveler Prehistory: Travel Through Time and Take a Peek into the Earth's Evolution

Time Traveler Prehistory: Travel Through Time and Take a Peek into the Earth's Evolution

Oldrich Ruzicka

$22.99

A fun new format including a time traveler's dial allows kids to explore the Earth's history. This interactive book format invites children to go through different time periods: explore the sea of the Paleozoic era on one spread, and visit herbivorous and carnivorous dinosaurs of the Mesozoic era on another. The cover mechanism enables them to dial into and learn about a specific period in history through colorful and inviting illustrations and facts. This entertaining reference tool is a great resource and addition to a home library.
Rainbows Never End: And Other Fun Facts

Rainbows Never End: And Other Fun Facts

Laura Lyn Disiena ,  Hannah Eliot ,  Pete Oswald

$7.99

This earth-shattering book is filled with fun facts about snow, sunlight, rainbows, and more! Did you know that rainbows are full circles - so they never actually end? How about that light from the sun reaches Earth in around eight minutes? Or that all snowflakes have six sides? Filled with tons of cool facts about weather and the environment, plus colorful, humorous illustrations by Pete Oswald, this book is sure to be a hit!
Newspaper Hats

Newspaper Hats

Phil Cummings ,  Owen Swan

$24.99

Grandpa remembers many things from long ago, but he has trouble remembering his granddaughter, Georgia. In this moving story, a little girl helps her grandfather reach his memories through the simple act of making hats from folded newspaper. A gentle yet powerful story about the love and memories that bind families together.
Slinky Malinki's Cat Tales

Slinky Malinki's Cat Tales

Lynley Dodd

$29.99

In these five cat tales, stalking and lurking Slinky Malinki creates mayhem while Scarface Claw, the toughest Tom in town, is scared of nothing... well, almost nothing. The five stalking and lurking cat stories are: Slinky Malinki Slinky Malinki, Open the Door Slinky Malinki Catflaps Slinky Malinki, Early Bird Scarface Claw From bestselling author Lynley Dodd, this collection is perfect for cat lovers of all ages.
What's the Opposite?

What's the Opposite?

Oliver Jeffers

$24.99

A comic visual exploration of opposites, from prize-winning, internationally best-selling picture book maker, Oliver Jeffers. In this 4th title in the series, the Hueys explore the concept of opposites in their characteristically quirky way. Starting out with some easy ones like 'up' and 'down', they move on to ever more wildy imaginative examples, guaranteed to raise a smile! Packed full of visual humour, this book will be enjoyed by children and adults alike.
The Worm Who Knew Karate!

The Worm Who Knew Karate!

Jill Lever ,  Terry Denton

$19.99

Brian was a happy worm. He lived in a beautiful window box and didn't have a care in the world. But when Brian finds out about early birds who like to catch worms, he decides he must do something! He must learn karate.
Lara of Newtown

Lara of Newtown

Chris McKimmie

$29.99

ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- McKimmie is the creator of eccentric picture books, with anarchic illustrations and left-of-centre characters. This colourful book tells of a cat looking for her real home. She's been known as Misty, Nigella and Lara, and as she tells the story of her journey from the North Shore to the inner west, as her humans invent the different characters they project upon her, Lara remains true to her inner cat-ness. A wonderfully charming book that will appeal to cat lovers of any age! Lindy

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Nana Banana called me Misty, until she couldn't look after me anymore. Noni Nice of Pymble called me Nigella, but I was only Nigella for a day. When the Kafoops family found me on the streets of Newtown they called me Lara. I knew I had found my home at last. A witty and wonderful story about a cat looking for love from the one and only Chris McKimmie.
Mr Huff

Mr Huff

Anna Walker

$24.99

Award-winning and much-loved author and illustrator Anna Walker gives us a gentle, poignant, affirming and wise picture book sure to delight all ages. Mr. Huff is a story about the clouds and the sunshine in each of our lives. Bill is having a bad day. Mr Huff is following him around and making everything seem difficult. Bill tries to get rid of him, but Mr Huff just gets bigger and bigger! Then they both stop, and a surprising thing happens...
The Peace Tree from Hiroshima: A Little Bonsai with a Big Story

The Peace Tree from Hiroshima: A Little Bonsai with a Big Story

Sandra Moore ,  Kazumi Wilds

$19.99

This true children's story is told by a little bonsai tree, called Miyajima, that lived with the same family in the Japanese city of Hiroshima for more than 300 years before being donated to the National Arboretum in Washington DC in 1976 as a gesture of friendship between America and Japan to celebrate the American Bicentennial. In 1625, when Japan was a land of samurai and castles, I was a tiny pine seedling. A man called Itaro Yamaki picked me from the forest where I grew and took me home with him. For more than three hundred years, generations of the Yamaki family trimmed and pruned me into a beautiful bonsai tree. In 1945, our household survived the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. In 1976, I was donated to the National Arboretum in Washington D.C., where I still live today - the oldest and perhaps the wisest tree in the bonsai museum.
Sixteen String Jack and the Garden of Adventure

Sixteen String Jack and the Garden of Adventure

Tom Pow ,  Ian Andrew

$22.99

One day, Daisy's grandmother takes her to an overgrown garden. Many, many years before other children had played in that garden - Sixteen String Jack and Dare Devil Dick were shipwrecked there; and often they fought pirates side by side till the sun went down. But it was only Sixteen String Jack whose fame would never die, for he grew up to become J.M. Barrie, creator of Peter Pan. In this poignant and beautifully illustrated story, award winning writer Tom Pow and Sendak Fellow Ian Andrew search out the magic that, in time, would produce the most famous character in children's literature.
Baby Bedtime

Baby Bedtime

Mem Fox ,  Emma Quay

$14.99

A lullaby to babies everywhere, Baby Bedtime is a lyrical tribute to the love inspired by the little people in our lives. This enchanting read-aloud story combines the talents of Australia's premier picture-book writer, Mem Fox, author of Possum Magic and Where is the Green Sheep?, and acclaimed illustrator Emma Quay, creator of Rudie Nudie and Not a Cloud in the Sky.
Bear and Duck

Bear and Duck

Katy Hudson ,  Katy Hudson

$27.99

Debut author-illustrator Katy Hudson brings to life characters Bear and Duck in this hilarious story about a bear who is fed up being a bear and wants to be a duck. Bear is sick and tired of being a bear. Who wants to sleep all winter? His fur feels so hot in the summer. And the bees... there are just too many angry bees! Bear is done being a bear. But when he sees a line of happy yellow ducklings, he has a thought. What if he could be a duck? With a few duck lessons from Duck, Bear learns that being a duck is fun; but as it turns out, Bear realizes he makes a really good bear... and he makes a really good friend along the way. Young readers will delight in the hilarious relationship between Bear and Duck.
The Bear Who Loved to Dance

The Bear Who Loved to Dance

Monika Filipina Trzpil

$12.99

Bear loves to dance - ballet, tap, swing, even breakdance. But there’s just one problem - he doesn’t seem to be very good at it. One day he spots a poster for an ice-skating competition - only for bears. Despite feeling nervous on the day, Bear’s swishing, twizzling performance is amazing. And the other animals discover that ice skating isn’t quite as easy as it looks...
The Blue Whale

The Blue Whale

Jenni Desmond

$22.99

A nonfiction picture book, The Blue Whale draws children into the life and world of this enormous whale by situating facts within a familiar context that is fun and engaging. Here, readers are given the actual size of an eye right on the page, and we are informed how understand this whale's body size in relation to trucks, cars, milk bottles, and hippos! With an accurate and engaging text, fully vetted by a blue whale expert, and lyrically lovely illustrations, The Blue Whale is a book that invites children in and holds their attention. Its tempo is like a pleasing melody, which means that the information never becomes too weighty or exhausting - a key thing when it comes to young readers and their enjoyment of a book!
The Day Everything Went Wrong

The Day Everything Went Wrong

Moritz Petz ,  Am Jackowski

$24.99

Badger decides to give himself a treat and only do things that he enjoys! But from the moment he gets out of bed and nearly knocks over his lamp, everything goes wrong. When he visits each of his friends, he discovers something surprising... Could everyone be having a miserable day? But Badger s biggest surprise of all happens when he gets back home.
Fearless with My Dad

Fearless with My Dad

Cori Brooke ,  Giuseppe Poli

$24.99

A little boy's lovable celebration of the endless possibilities and adventures he has with his father.
Finding Monkey Moon

Finding Monkey Moon

Elizabeth Pulford ,  Kate Wilkinson

$24.95

Where could Monkey Moon be? A parent and child share a tender moment as they search the park at night for a favorite toy. Every night at half past seven, Michael and his stuffed monkey go hippity-hop, hippity-hop, up the stairs to bed. But one night when Michael calls out for Monkey Moon, he s not in any of his favorite places. Dad thinks he must still be at the park, so he and Michael bundle up and head outside, into the dark street, to retrace their steps. As an owl gives a soft hoot, hoot, the two pass silent swings and sleeping ducks, brushing away leaves and looking behind trees, searching the sandbox and peering into the playhouse. Will Michael ever find his beloved toy? With a lyrical narrative and lovely soft art, Finding Monkey Moon transforms a child s familiar experience into a nighttime adventure.
Fly-In Fly-Out Dad

Fly-In Fly-Out Dad

Sally Murphy

$16.95

Australia is a vast land and some workers must travel thousands of miles to do their job. These people have become known as the ‘Fly In, Fly Out’ workers, with most staying on-site for weeks at a time, then flying back to their families and loved ones to spend quality time at home. Written by award-winning author Sally Murphy, this book gives us an insight into one family with a Fly In, Fly Out Dad set against a backdrop of the Western Australian mining region.
Grumbug!

Grumbug!

Adam Stower

$19.95

Oliver and his best friend Troll run a cafe in the woods. They make the BEST cakes - their troll customers would much rather eat cakes than children! One particularly busy day in the cafe, Oliver's sister Dolly disappears, so Oliver and Troll set off to find her. Their search takes them up Munch Mountain, where the biggest, meanest and grumpiest troll in the world lives. Oliver doesn't believe all the scary rumours, but Troll's not so sure...
Hush, Little Possum

Hush, Little Possum

P. Crumble ,  Wendy Binks

$19.99

'Hush, little possum, don't you cry, Mama will keep you safe and dry.' When the sky begins to rumble and the rain begins to fall, brave Mama possum hurries to find somewhere to keep her baby safe and warm. Sing along to Deborah Mailman's beautiful CD recording, based on the classic lullaby.
I See a Kookaburra!: Discovering Animal Habitats Around the World

I See a Kookaburra!: Discovering Animal Habitats Around the World

Steve Jenkins ,  Robin Page

$22.99

Readers can search for an oystercatcher, an elephant shrew, and a fierce snapping turtle in the places where they live in this fun book that incorporates a fun, interactive element. Hidden in the illustrations are animals camouflaged in their surroundings. Full color.
Land Shark

Land Shark

Beth Ferry ,  Ben Mantle

$27.95

The only thing Bobby wants for his birthday is a pet shark. So you can imagine his disappointment when his parents get him... a puppy. Everyone knows shark lovers can never become dog lovers. Or can they? Full of humour and heart, this book explores the idea that sometimes, getting exactly what you don't want turns out to be exactly what you need.
Little Oleg

Little Oleg

Margaret Cort ,  John Cort

$24.99

First published 50 years ago by Hodder, this striking picture book is a special anniversary edition. Once upon a time there were two friends, called Eric and Oleg. When Eric's house burns down, Oleg invites him to stay. Soon Eric is eating Oleg out of house and home and being extremely ungrateful. But when Eric gives Oleg a coat with silver buttons by mistake, Oleg's fortunes look like they're on the mend! A timeless story about friendship and helping others. Ben Cort - the best-selling illustrator of Aliens Love Underpants, among others - has written an introductory letter to this edition of his parents' book.
Miss Hazeltine's Home for Shy and Fearful Cats

Miss Hazeltine's Home for Shy and Fearful Cats

Alicia Potter ,  Birgitta Sif

$24.95

From Kate-Greenaway shortlisted illustrator Birgitta Sif and acclaimed new author, Alicia Potter, comes a tale with many tails, perfect for cat lovers everywhere! This book is full of scaredy cats. Cats terrified of mice, cats frightened of birds; cats who can't pounce, cats who won't purr. Miss Hazeltine takes them all into her Home for Shy and Fearful Cats and she teaches them everything she knows: 'Bird Basics', 'How Not to Fear the Broom' and how to Hold your tails high! Arch your backs! Think good thoughts! But under the bed hides nervous little Crumb... Will Miss Hazeltine be able to help the most shy and fearful kitty of them all? Stunningly illustrated by Birgitta Sif, this is a story about conquering your fears, being brave and finding your moment to shine.
The Night World

The Night World

Mordicai Gerstein

$26.99

A stunning new book from Caldecott Medal winner Mordicai Gerstein. One night, a little boy is awoken by his cat, Sylvie. Everyone in the house is sleeping, but outside, the Night World is wide awake! Beginning with a beautiful black-and-white palette, the shadows of the Night World come to life: lilies, sunflowers, rabbits, deer, and owls are all revealed as Sylvie and the boy explore the world outside his door. But the animals all know something new is coming - what could it be? Finally, in an explosion of color, the dawn arrives. Perfect for bedtime, this book from Caldecott Medalist Mordicai Gerstein celebrates the secrets of the night world and the joys of sunrise.
Sea Rex

Sea Rex

Molly Idle ,  Molly Idle

$26.99

Following in the extremely large and funny footsteps of Tea Rex and Camp Rex, Sea Rex stars Cordelia and her Cretaceous comrades as they spend what Cordelia hopes will be a pleasant day at the beach. But if it's tough to take a dinosaur camping or to tea, you can bet they'll make difficult beach buddies. Between scaly sunburns and dino-sized waves, will Cordelia get her perfect beach day? Molly Idle delivers a slapstick summer read that proves life's a day at the beach when you're surrounded by friends.
My Favourite Nursery Rhymes Board Book: Playtime Rhymes

My Favourite Nursery Rhymes Board Book: Playtime Rhymes

Tony Ross ,  Tony Ross

$14.99

Young children and babies will love singing along with these fun playtime rhymes, including Ring-a-Ring o' Roses, Jack and Jill, Polly Put the Kettle On, Humpty Dumpty and One, Two, Three, Four, Five. This is a wonderful book to share, and download the QR code so that you can listen along!
Please Mr Panda

Please Mr Panda

Steve Antony

$14.99

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

Parachute

Danny Parker ,  Matthew Ottley

$14.95

Toby wears a parachute. All the time. It is the first thing he puts on each morning. It gives him the courage to deal with all kinds of tricky situations, such as getting out of bed, sliding off a chair, and riding his bike. But sometimes someone else's trouble can be greater than your own, and this is what Toby discovers one day. This powerful and fantastical story about a fearful child finding his independence is from the author and illustrator of Tree: A Little Story About Big Things.
When Dad Showed Me the Universe

When Dad Showed Me the Universe

Ulf Stark ,  Eva Eriksson

$16.99

ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- Dad wants to share something amazing with his young son - he wants to show him the universe! But of course, such an expedition calls for appropriate clothing, preparation and supplies. It takes some time to get to where they're going, but maybe, just maybe, the father is going to learn how the journey is as enjoyable and educational as the destination. Heartwarming, but not sentimental; this best-selling Swedish author never condescends to his readers. Ages 6-8 Lindy

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Country of Origin: Sweden. Sometimes the most important things are right under your nose... Tonight Dad wants to show his son something very special: the universe. Of course, they can't possibly embark on such a daring adventure unprepared, so they wrap up warm, gather their provisions, and then off they go. It's a long walk, but eventually they get there. Along the way, they learn that sometimes the journey is more important than the destination, and sometimes the biggest lessons happen when you least expect them.
What This Story Needs is a Pig in a Wig

What This Story Needs is a Pig in a Wig

Emma J. Virjan ,  Emma J. Virjan

$14.99

What this story needs is a pig in a wig, on a boat in a moat with a frog, a dog, and a goat on a log...As a panda in a blouse, a skunk on a trunk, and more hop on board, it becomes clear that what this story really needs is a bigger boat! Join Pig on an exciting boat ride as she discovers that life is more fun with friends in this fantastic funny read-aloud with cumulative text from author-illustrator Emma J. Virjan.
The Windy Farm

The Windy Farm

Doug MacLeod ,  Craig Smith

$14.99

Why would anyone want to live on a farm where the winds are so fierce that even the pigs are blown away? Fortunately, Mum is a clever inventor and can think of one very good reason.
The Zebra Who Ran Too Fast

The Zebra Who Ran Too Fast

Jenni Desmond

$14.95

From the exciting and award-winning new talent of Jenni Desmond, comes a beautifully illustrated story about the ups and downs of friendship set in the African Savannah. Zebra, Elephant and Bird are three best friends together. Then, one day, they all fall out because Zebra runs TOO fast and doesn't listen to his friends. Only then do they all discover the true meaning of friendship...
Alphabet: A Child's First ABC

Alphabet: A Child's First ABC

Alison Jay

$12.99

This simple, yet stunning ABC will be treasured by young and old alike. What appear at first to be quite simple images draw the reader into their finer details. Alison Jay's wonderful crackle-glazed pictures perfectly suit the fairytale theme of this picture book introducing very young children to the alphabet and reading. Young readers will adore spotting the links from picture to picture and the hidden stories.
Bear Counts

Bear Counts

Jane Chapman ,  Karma Wilson

$14.99

Numbers, numbers everywhere. Can you count along with Bear? Karma Wilson's playful text and Jane Chapman's delightful illustrations introduce counting to younger Bear fans. This bold, sweet and simple concept will delight and surprise.
Bye-Bye Grumpy Fly

Bye-Bye Grumpy Fly

Ruth Paul

$15.99

It's a grey old rainy day and a grumpy fly wends his way through raindrops and lilypads, past crocodiles and tigers, escaping death by the skin of his teeth!
Cheer Up Your Teddy Bear, Emily Brown!

Cheer Up Your Teddy Bear, Emily Brown!

Cressida Cowell ,  Neal Layton

$14.99

Emily Brown and her side-kick rabbit, Stanley, are back and this time they're on a mission to cheer up one very unhappy teddy bear. But, no matter what they try, the teddy bear is STILL miserable. Emily Brown has had ENOUGH! With an important message that children will understand, this is storytelling at its best, from an exciting creative team in children's books.
Counting: A Child's First 123

Counting: A Child's First 123

Alison Jay

$12.99

In this enchanting counting adventure, follow the dreams of a sleeping girl and meet favourite characters from fairy tales and folk stories as you journey from one to ten and back again. Alison Jay's wonderful crackle-glazed pictures perfectly suit the fairytale theme of this picture book introducing very young children to numbers and counting. Young readers will adore spotting the links from picture to picture and the hidden stories.
Daddy Lion's Tea Party

Daddy Lion's Tea Party

Mark Sperring ,  Sarah Warburton

$14.99

Feeding time at the zoo has never been so much fun! A hilarious new picture book from the creators of 'Mabel and Me' and 'Max and the Won't Go to Bed Show'. Daddy Lion is having a polite and genteel tea party for his cubs. They want to invite all their friends but Daddy says no; he doesn't want the pot-bellied pigs hogging the cream buns or Skunk pooh, pong, stinking the place out! But things do not go quite as planned...A laugh-out-loud story full of noise and chaos!
Edward and the Great Discovery

Edward and the Great Discovery

Rebecca McRitchie ,  Celeste Hulme

$14.99

Although he comes from a long line of archaeologists, Edward has never discovered anything. Then one rainy night, he stumbles upon what could be his first great discovery.
Emily Brown and the Elephant Emergency

Emily Brown and the Elephant Emergency

Cressida Cowell ,  Neal Layton

$14.99

Emily Brown, Stanley the bunny and Matilda the elephant are busy going on adventures, but every time they get to a particularly exciting part... Ring! Ring! goes the Emergency Telephone and it's Matilda's mummy on the end worrying that Matilda isn't wearing her wellies, or eating properly or almost anything. How can Emily Brown persuade her that sometimes adventures are good? This brilliant title from this award-winning team is a witty and poignant book about the importance of spending quality time with your children and allowing them to explore the world around them.
Grandad's Island

Grandad's Island

Benji Davies

$14.99

After the phenomenal success of The Storm Whale and On Sudden Hill, this new book by Benji Davies deals with the emotional topic of losing a grandparent. Subtly told, this beautifully illustrated book tackles a difficult subject with great sensitivity and depth.
That's Not Funny Bunny

That's Not Funny Bunny

Bethany Hines

$12.99

'Bunny just wanted to be different. He was always dressing up in silly costumes, trying to impress his friends'. Written and illustrated by a new talent in children’s picture books, That’s Not Funny is a warm and beautiful story about learning to be happy with who you are.
Two Little Monkeys

Two Little Monkeys

Mem Fox ,  Jill Barton

$14.99

Two little monkeys are hiding in a tree - two little monkeys named Cheeky and Chee. Swing on in if you'd like to see just why they're hiding in that big old tree! From bestselling picture-book creators Mem Fox and Jill Barton, here is a sweet, surprise-filled story that's sure to have little monkeys everywhere leaping with delight.
Whoever You are

Whoever You are

Mem Fox ,  Leslie Staub

$15.99

Every day all over the world, children are laughing and crying, playing and learning, eating and sleeping. They may not look the same. They may not speak the same language. Their lives may be quite different. But inside, they are all alike. Stirring words and bold paintings weave their way around our earth, across cultures and generations. At a time when, unfortunately, the lessons of tolerance still need to be learned, Whoever You Are urges us to accept our differences, to recognize our similarities, and-most importantly-to rejoice in both.
Animal ABC

Animal ABC

Hans Schumacher ,  Celestino Piatti ,  Celestino Piatti

$24.99

Piatti, author of The Happy Owls, brings his trademark style of glowing colors and bold lines aptly compared to stained glass to this alphabet of animals. Playful rhyming text offers interesting thoughts about each creature, real or fabled.
My Favourite Nursery Rhymes Board Book: Bedtime Rhymes

My Favourite Nursery Rhymes Board Book: Bedtime Rhymes

Tony Ross ,  Tony Ross

$14.99

Young children and babies will love these lullaby bedtime rhymes, including Hey, Diddle Diddle, Rock-a-Bye Baby, Diddle Diddle Dumpling, Wee Willie Winkie and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. This is a wonderful book to share, plus download the QR code so that you can listen along!
Dinosaur Rescue!

Dinosaur Rescue!

Penny Dale

$12.99

When a crew of builder dinosaurs break down on a level crossing, they know the only thing they can do to save themselves is to call Dinosaur Rescue! In no time at all, help is on its way, but will the Dinosaur Rescue team get there in time to stop the train?
Feel and Find Fun Dinosaur

Feel and Find Fun Dinosaur

$14.99

Feel and find all your favourite dinosaurs in this great first dinosaur book for preschoolers. Toddlers will love Feel and Find Fun Dinosaur! Let your toddler discover sharp teeth, long necks, horns, spikes and even feathers. The bright, bold front cover captures your toddlers attention while the surrounding textures encourages them to touch and feel. Every double page has a textured tab that preschoolers can touch, plus more touch-and-feel elements to explore on the page. Clear photographic and bold illustrative combination shows dinosaurs in context, each clearly named to encourage picture-and-word association.
Feel and Find Fun Building Site

Feel and Find Fun Building Site

$14.99

Feel and find around the building site with this great first board book for preschoolers. Toddlers will love Feel and Find Fun Building Site. Let your toddler discover all the construction vehicles from dumpers and diggers to rollers and cranes. The bright, bold front cover captures your toddlers attention while the surrounding textures encourages them to touch and feel. Every double page has a textured tab that preschoolers can touch, plus more touch-and-feel elements to explore on the page. Clear photographic and bold illustrative combination shows diggers and trucks in context, each clearly named to encourage picture-and-word association.
Sleepy Puppy

Sleepy Puppy

Sterling Publishing Company

$9.99

These rascal puppies don't care if day is done and the hour has come to sleep: they want to play! So they ask for water and tissues, and beg to check for monsters under the bed. But before too long these tired puppies realize that bedtime is the best time.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar's ABC

The Very Hungry Caterpillar's ABC

$9.99

Learn your abc with The Very Hungry Caterpillar...Explore the amazing animal alphabet with The Very Hungry Caterpillar in this delightful board book. Featuring Eric Carle's bright, distinctive artwork and lots of favourite animals, big and small.
What Does Doggy Want?

What Does Doggy Want?

David Wojtowycz ,  David Wojtowycz

$14.95

Colourful and fun, with David Wojtowycz's bold, bright illustrations, this is a simple interactive board book for the very young. It's time for dinner, but what does Doggy want to eat? Does Doggy want a doughnut? No, no, no! Slide the tabs within the pages and make Doggy shake his head or wag his tail in this simple, fun and interactive board book where young children can tell the story and help Doggy make up his mind. A guessing game to share together, this imaginative book for babies and toddlers will have you shouting Yes! Yes! Yes! A bright and entertaining board book with holes in the pages and interactive tabs to stimulate your baby's development. It comes from the award-winning illustrator of Rumble in the Jungle, Commotion in the Ocean, The Lion Who Wanted to Love and A Cuddle for Claude.
The Bad Guys: Episode 1

The Bad Guys: Episode 1

Aaron Blabey

$9.99

They sound like the Bad Guys, they look like the Bad Guys ...and they even smell like the Bad Guys. But Mr Wolf, Mr Piranha, Mr Snake and Mr Shark are about to change all of that! Mr Wolf has a daring plan for the Bad Guys' first good mission. The gang are going to break 200 dogs out of the Maximum Security City Dog Pound. Will Operation Dog Pound go smoothly? Will the Bad Guys become the Good Guys? And will Mr Snake please spit out Mr Piranha?
Sister Tales

Sister Tales

Yvette Poshoglian ,  Danielle McDonald

$14.99

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 know the best thing about being sisters is that you'll have a best friend forever! Read all about their adventures in this third collection of stories: Sports Carnival, Flower Power, Beach Holiday and Spelling Superstar.
Cat Show Queen: Juliet Nearly a Vet #10

Cat Show Queen: Juliet Nearly a Vet #10

Rebecca Johnson ,  Kyla May

$9.99

Hi! I'm Juliet. I'm ten years old. And I'm nearly a vet! There's a cat show in town and some of the cats are going to board at Mum's vet clinic. Chelsea and I can't wait to see all the different types of cats. The owners have special techniques for preparing their pets for the show - and some are very fussy. When there's a cat-astrophe, it's lucky that my best friend is almost a world-famous animal trainer and groomer!
Outback Adventure: Juliet Nearly a Vet #9

Outback Adventure: Juliet Nearly a Vet #9

Rebecca Johnson ,  Kyla May

$9.99

Hi! I'm Juliet. I'm ten years old. And I'm nearly a vet! It's hot and dry in the outback where my grandparents live. I'm so excited that Chelsea is coming with us to visit them. I wonder what outback animals we'll see? My cousin Jarrod will be there, but I get the feeling he doesn't like me very much and - even worse - he doesn't seem to like animals! Maybe this is my chance to change his mind...
Hair Disaster: Ella & Julia #15

Hair Disaster: Ella & Julia #15

Yvette Poshoglian ,  Danielle McDonald

$7.99

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. Olivia is helping Ella get ready for her ballet concert. But what will Ella do when her new hairstyle turns into a hair disaster?
When I am Happiest

When I am Happiest

Rose Lagercrantz ,  Eva Eriksson

$15.99

Country of Origin: Sweden Dani is very happy its the last day of school, and summer is about to start. But then theres a knock on the classroom door, and Dani is told her father has been in an accident. Hes in hospital! How can she possibly be happy now? A warm and heartfelt story about Danis love for her dad and her ongoing friendship with Ella. Its a story about sorrow and joy and how life really is. A stand-alone follow-up to the acclaimed and beloved chapter books My Happy Life and My Heart is Laughing.
           
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