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Half a Creature from the Sea

Half a Creature from the Sea

David Almond ,  Eleanor Taylor

$16.99
A diverse collection of stories from the author of the internationally award-winning Skellig, deftly interwoven with illuminating autobiographical pieces on the inspirations behind the fiction. David Almond says of this unique volume, Stories on the page are so beautifully neat. All that lovely black print; those lovely straight lines and paragraphs and pages. But stories are living things, creatures that move and grow in the imaginations of writer and reader. They must be solid and touchable, like the land, and must have fluid half-known depths, like the sea. These stories take place in a real world - but in fiction, real worlds merge with dreamed worlds. Real people walk with ghosts and figments. Earthly truth goes hand-in-hand with watery lies.
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The Leaving

The Leaving

Tara Altebrando

$16.99
Eleven years ago, six five-year-olds went missing without a trace. After all this time, the people left behind have moved on, or tried to. Until today. Now five of those kids are back. They're sixteen, and they are ...fine. Scarlett comes home and finds a mother she barely recognises, and doesn't really know who she's supposed to be, either. But she remembers Lucas. Lucas remembers Scarlett, too, but they can't recall where they've been or what happened to them. Neither of them remember the sixth victim, Max. He doesn't come back and everyone wants answers. Addictive and unforgettable, The Leaving seethes with rich characters, tense storytelling and high stakes.
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Circle

Circle

Jeannie Baker

$27.99
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ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- I think all birds are special, but shorebirds are close to miracles on wings! That such small creatures manage to fly the length of the world twice a year is something spectacular, and this wonderful new book by Jeannie Baker both celebrates that fact and draws attention to the possibility that shorebirds are in danger of disappearing because of human actions. The Bar-tailed Godwit follows invisible pathways and this book follows one individual amongst many as it makes its way from Australia to Alaska and back again. Baker's trademark detailed collage illustrations glow with colour and depth, and the messages of the interdependence of all creatures and their need for undamaged habitats are deftly conveyed. This will become a classic, and is suitable for all ages, as its themes are not to be limited to young or old. Lindy Jones

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From the creator of the critically acclaimed Where the Forest Meets the Sea and Mirror, comes a poetic, eco-conscious picture book which explores the complex, interdependency of nature. This is the story of the little-known Bar-tailed Godwit who, following invisible pathways that have been used for thousands of years, undertakes the longest unbroken migration of any bird, a total of 11,000 kilometres, flying from Australia and New Zealand to their breeding grounds in the Arctic... and back again. Facing hunger and treacherous conditions to reach their destination, their flight is one of bravery, tenacity and strength, and Jeannie's stunning mixed media collages, inspired first-hand by the spectacular landscapes of Alaska and China, will amaze readers, and take them on an extraordinary visual journey to the corners of our Earth.
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The Snow Wombat

The Snow Wombat

Susannah Chambers ,  Mark Jackson

$24.99
Snow on the stockman's hut..Snow on the crows..Snow on the woollybutt..Snow on my NOSE!..It's a big journey through the snow for a little wombat, meeting animals, birds and people along the way...but there's no place like home!..A heartwarming story set in the Australian High Country.
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A Hungry Lion or a Dwindling Assortment of Animals

A Hungry Lion or a Dwindling Assortment of Animals

Lucy Ruth Cummins

$16.99
ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- "Once upon a time there was a hungry lion, a penguin, a turtle, a little calico kitten, a brown mouse, a bunny with floppy ears and a bunny with un-floppy ears, a frog, a bat, a pig, a slightly bigger pig, a woolly sheep, a koala and also a hen." That's the first page of this absolutely hilarious picture book. I'm afraid the last page doesn't quite say they all lived happily ever after, though it does have a happy ending for one of the above… For best effect, this must be read out loud, and it has become my current favourite to do so, because I'm yet to find anyone who doesn't laugh out loud, child or adult. Expressive and colourful illustrations add to the delight. Lindy Jones

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There once was a hungry lion, a penguin (Well he was just here...), a little calico kitten (I could have sworn I just saw him...), a brown mouse (Now wait a second...), a bunny with floppy ears and a bunny with un-floppy ears (Okay this is just getting ridiculous), a frog, a bat, a pig, a slightly bigger pig, a wooly sheep, a koala, a hen, and also a turtle. Hey! What's going on here...The very hungry lion is all set to enjoy an exciting day with his other animal pals. But all of a sudden his friends start disappearing at an alarming rate! Is someone stealing the hungry lion's friends, or is the culprit a little...closer to home? With sharp wit, adorable illustrations, and hysterical twists galore, this debut picture book asks - what do you think happened to the hungry lion's friends?
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The Book of Pearl

The Book of Pearl

Timothee De Fombelle ,  Sarah Ardizzone

$19.99
A compelling story of a first love that defines a lifetime; perfect for fans of David Levithan, told with the intricate and beautiful writing style of bestselling author Timothee de Fombelle. Joshua Pearl is from a world that our own no longer believes in. He knows that his great love is waiting for him in that distant place, but he is trapped in our time. As his memories begin to fade, he discovers strange objects, tiny fragments of a story from a long time ago. Can Joshua remember the past and believe in his own story before his love is lost for ever?
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The Loose Ends List

The Loose Ends List

Carrie Firestone

$16.99
A cancer diagnosis derails a teen's summer plans.In her wildest dreams, white and privileged Maddie Levine never could have imagined that she'd spend the summer before college anywhere other than with her best girlfriends, kissing boys and soaking up sun at the club. She certainly never imagined that her beloved grandmother and family matriarch would be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and whisk the whole family off on an eight-week, death-with-dignity cruise as her final farewell. While readers know from the very beginning how this story will end, they will be surprised to discover that the journey is far more about life than death. Maddie's first-person account is filled with humor and fun, introducing readers to a raunchy, heartwarming, and endearingly dysfunctional family. The story is made all the richer by a cast of quirky supporting characters that includes her two gay uncles, a sweet and slutty cousin, her larger-than-life grandmother, and a small handful of terminal patients and their families who are celebrating and grieving alongside them. Best of all is the achingly romantic love story that unexpectedly blossoms between Maddie and a fellow shipmate and lends the story much-appreciated moments of passion and levity.
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Desert Lake: The Story of Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre

Desert Lake: The Story of Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre

Pamela Freeman ,  Liz Anelli

$24.95
It's raining up north and soon everything will change for the desert lake.

The dry salt bed of Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre shimmers in the desert heat. But far up north, the rains have come. Water is flooding into empty riverbeds and swirling down towards the lake. Soon everything will change.
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The Other Side of Summer

The Other Side of Summer

Emily Gale

$16.99
Summer is trying to recover from a tragedy, but it seems impossible when her family is falling apart around her. Having an extraordinary best friend like Mal helps a little, but Summer's secret source of happiness is a link to the past: one very special guitar. Now her dad's plan to save them is turning Summer's life upside down again. The next thing she knows, they've moved to the other side of the world. In Australia, Summer makes an unlikely friend, who seems to be magically connected to her guitar. Is this for real? Has a mysterious boy been sent to help Summer? Or could it be the other way around?
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Out

Out

Angela May George ,  Owen Swan

$24.99
I'm called an asylum seeker, but that's not my name.    A little girl and her mother have fled their homeland, making the long and treacherous journey by boat to seek asylum.  Timely, powerful and moving, Out celebrates the triumph of the human spirit in the darkest times, and the many paths people take to build a new life.
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The Children of the King

The Children of the King

Sonya Hartnett

$16.99
Three children have been sent to live in the countryside, safe from the war in London. When they find two boys hiding in a castle, the past and future come together to make an extraordinary adventure. Winner of the 2013 CBCA Book of the Year - Younger Readers
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Chooks in Dinner Suits: An Oddball Tale of Big Dogs and Little Penguins

Chooks in Dinner Suits: An Oddball Tale of Big Dogs and Little Penguins

Diane Jackson Hill ,  Craig Smith

$19.99
ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- This gorgeous picture book is based on real life events centred around Middle Island near Warrnambool in Victoria, where a local man noticed that the Little Penguins (who he calls chooks in dinner suits) were disappearing. Swampy and his dogs Max and Mimi are given a chance to change the fate of the penguins, and whilst slightly unconventional, it ended up being the perfect solution. With humourous illustrations by Craig Smith, this book shows that having a go is better than ignoring a problem, and is perfect for ages 4-6. Lindy Jones

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Age range 3 to 6 years  On a tiny island lives a waddle of Little Penguins. But their numbers are dwindling.  Swampy Marsh knows what to do, but no one will listen.  Soon he can count the last few penguins on the fingers of one hand.  The desperate townsfolk give Swampy, and his friends Max and Mimi, one chance. Will his solution work? Will Swampy save the Little Penguins of Middle Island? A warmly funny account of one man's quest to save a penguin colony, with two very unusual helpers. This story is based on events that took place on Middle Island, Warrnambool and have become well known to the public. This true story, which features both human and animal heroes, has been written as a heartwarming tale by Diane Jackson Hill. Craig Smith's lively illustrations capture all the drama and humour of the predicament and the characters involved.
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Game Theory

Game Theory

Barry Jonsberg

$19.99
'Game theory has brought me to this point and I must follow where it leads. Even though this is not a game.' Jamie is a sixteen-year-old maths whiz. Summerlee, his older sister, is in the grip of a wild phase. Tensions at home run high. When Summerlee wins a 7.5-million-dollar lottery, she cuts all ties with her family. But money can cause trouble - big trouble. And when Jamie's younger sister Phoebe is kidnapped for ransom, the family faces a crisis almost too painful to bear. Jamie thinks he can use game theory - the strategy of predicting an opponent's actions - to get Phoebe back. But can he outfox the kidnapper? Or is he putting his own and his sister's life at risk? A brilliant, page-turning novel from a superb storyteller.
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Escape from Rome: Roman Quests #1

Escape from Rome: Roman Quests #1

Caroline Lawrence

$15.99
First in a brand new historical adventure series from million copy selling Caroline Lawrence, set in Roman Britain during the reign of the evil Emperor Domitian.

First in a brand new historical adventure series from million copy selling Caroline Lawrence, set in Roman Britain during the reign of the evil Emperor Domitian.

The year is AD 94. When the evil Emperor Domitian sends soldiers to seize his family's home in the middle of the night, Juba must escape with his brother and sisters, and journey to distant Britannia on the edge of the known world.

His task: To avoid capture and death.

His quest: To find a safe haven in Britain.

His destiny: To save the children.

Brand new Roman series from the bestselling author of The Roman Mysteries, perfect for children studying at Key Stage 2. Historical locations featured in book 1 are Rome, Ostia, Londinium and Fishbourne.
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You Know Me Well

You Know Me Well

Nina Lacour ,  David Levithan

$19.99
You Know Me Well is a tender and joyful young-adult novel tracing the powerful friendship of two lovesick teenagers – a gay boy, Mark, and a lesbian girl, Katie – over the course of Pride Week in San Francisco.

Told in alternating chapters, You Know Me Well explores how Mark and Katie help one another overcome heartbreak, fractured friendships and the dizzying speeds of change.
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New Guard: CHERUB 2 #5

New Guard: CHERUB 2 #5

Robert Muchamore

$19.99
Ryan Sharma is a CHERUB agent. Working undercover, he can slip under adult radar and get information that sends criminals and terrorists to jail. Now he's investigating a double kidnapping, working with mission controller James Adams. In the mission to end all missions, Ryan and James must assemble a team of legendary CHERUB agents to find the hostages and bring them home... The last and most exciting ever title in the bestselling CHERUB series.
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Mrs Whitlam

Mrs Whitlam

Bruce Pascoe

$16.99
Age range 9 to 12 Marnie Clark of Curdie Vale can ride but she doesn't have a horse. She dreams of owning one and having the whole world to ride it in. Before too long Marnie is gifted Mrs Margaret 'Maggie' Whitlam, a beautiful, big Clydesdale - bold, fearless and able to jump anything. From the very first ride, Marnie and Maggie get more adventure than they bargained for. Soon Marnie is learning to negotiate newfound friendships, pony club and how to stand up for what she believes in. Will her friendship with George Costa, another outsider, make being accepted harder? Or will being true to yourself be the hardest decision Marnie makes?
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Six Kids and a Stuffed Cat

Six Kids and a Stuffed Cat

Gary Paulsen

$24.99
From three-time Newbery Honor author Gary Paulsen comes a laugh-out-loud novel about six wacky misfits who get stuck together in a school restroom and discover friendship. It seemed like a normal school day, until a horrible storm forced the very cautious school administration to make everyone hole up in a safe place. Six students find themselves stuck in a tiny, questionably smelly space a school bathroom with a stuffed cat for entertainment. Hijinks ensue and the unexpected happens. They enter as strangers and leave as friends. Get to know the story even better with a special script that accompanies the novel, so any six kids can get together with their friends and perform the story anywhere they d like.
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The Other Christy

The Other Christy

Oliver Phommavanh

$16.99
My name is Christy byt nobody calls me that. I'm in the same class with another girls named Christie, so I've become just the other Christy, the spare Christy. Not the popular, loud one everyone likes. Just once I'd like to be noticed, and have a real friend. Someone I can bake treats for and who just gets me ...and my weird fussy Grandpa at home. Could that person ever really be Christie? Could I be friends with my enemy? The Other Christy is a touching and funny tale from the ever-popular Oliver Phommavanh about quirky families, sweet desserts and two girls who find out they have a lot more in common than just their name.
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Every Exquisite Thing

Every Exquisite Thing

Matthew Quick

$19.99
From Matthew Quick, bestselling author of THE SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK, comes EVERY EXQUISITE THING, a quirky and deeply moving novel about a teen's journey through love, rebellion and belonging. For readers who love John Green and Rainbow Rowell. 'Books like Quick's are necessary' New York Times Nanette O'Hare is an unassuming teen who has played the role of dutiful daughter, hard-working student, and star athlete for as long as she can remember. But when a beloved teacher gives her his worn copy of The Bubblegum Reaper - the mysterious, out-of-print cult-classic - the rebel within Nanette awakens. As she befriends the reclusive author, falls in love with a young but troubled poet, and attempts to insert her true self into the world with wild abandon, Nanette learns the hard way that sometimes rebellion comes at a high price. A celebration of the self and the formidable power of story, Every Exquisite Thing is Matthew Quick at his finest.
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Imagining the Future: Invisibility, Immortality and 40 Other Incredible Ideas

Imagining the Future: Invisibility, Immortality and 40 Other Incredible Ideas

Paul Holper ,  Simon Torok

$24.95
Flying through time and flying in cars. Living underwater and living forever. Robot servants. 3D-printed food. Wouldn't it be amazing if science fiction became science fact? We're living in a rapidly changing world. Hardly a week passes without an exciting technological breakthrough. That's the power of human innovation it never stops happening. Inventors keep inventing. Get prepared for the fantastic future with this guide to the unbelievable and incredible inventions just over the horizon. Invisibility, instant transportation, holograms and lots of gadgets were once the dreams of science fiction now they might become science fact! Imagining the future is the first step in arriving there. If you can dream it, perhaps one day you can invent it. Strap yourself in and get ready for the future!
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The World's Worst Children

The World's Worst Children

David Walliams ,  Tony Ross

$22.99
Ten cautionary tales with a delightfully dreadful cast of characters - all in a gorgeously gifty full colour format!

Are you ready to meet the World's Worst Children? Five beastly boys and five gruesome girls! Like Sofia Sofa, a TV super-fan so stuck to the sofa that she's turning into one! Or Dribbling Drew, a boy whose drool gets him into trouble on a school trip! Or Blubbering Bertha, a girl who bawls and tells terrible tales!

Also featuring a special appearance from fan-favourite Raj!

From #1 bestselling author David Walliams comes this collection of wickedly funny, deliciously mischievous tales, illustrated in glorious colour by the artistic genius Tony Ross.
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Beth: The Story of a Child Convict

Beth: The Story of a Child Convict

Mark Wilson

$24.99
Beth is a child convict, caught stealing on the streets of London and sent to Australia on the First Fleet. Through Beth's story, we discover the unbearable hardships those first convicts suffered, not only on the long journey to Sydney Cove but also in the two years of near-famine following their arrival. The story also explores the new arrivals' relationship with the Indigenous population, and the devastation that the Europeans brought with them. But through Beth's experiences we also see the sense of hope that many in the new colony held for the future, and how they survived - and in some cases thrived. This moving story, illustrated with Mark Wilson's beautifully crafted and evocative artwork, was inspired by the experiences of Elizabeth Hayward, the youngest female convict with the First Fleet, and the journals of naval officer William Bradley and Arthur Bowes Smyth, the surgeon and artist from the First Fleet vessel 'Lady Penrhyn'.
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One Would Think the Deep

One Would Think the Deep

Claire Zorn

$19.95
Sam stared at the picture of the boy about to be tipped off the edge of the world: the crushing weight of water about to pummel him. He knew that moment exactly, the disbelief that what was about to happen could even be possible. The intake of breath before the flood.
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Basket Cat

Basket Cat

Katie Abey

$12.95
Basket Cat loves baskets - big baskets and small baskets, hanging baskets and even the washing basket! But all Basket Cat wants is a basket of his very own, which is harder than it seems to find!Gorgeous illustrations by an up-and-coming illustrator, Katie Abey. Large format, extra-sturdy board books perfectly showcase the bright, bold characters and textured illustrations. With humorous stories and artwork, these books will be enjoyed by children and adults alike!
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Dog House

Dog House

Katie Abey

$12.95
Dog is looking for his house - he knows his dog house is around here somewhere, but he can't seem to remember where to find it!Gorgeous illustrations by an up-and-coming illustrator, Katie Abey. Large format, extra-sturdy board books perfectly showcase the bright, bold characters and textured illustrations. With humorous stories and artwork, these books will be enjoyed by children and adults alike!
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The House on Hummingbird Island

The House on Hummingbird Island

Sam Angus

$14.99
'We're going to a fine place,' Idie told Homer to console him, 'with gullies and monkeys and hummingbirds.' Idie Grace is twelve when she inherits a grand old house on a Caribbean island, and is sent away from grey old England to a place where hummingbirds hover and monkeys clamber from tree to tree. As a lady of property Idie can do as she pleases, so she fills the house with exotic animals, keeps her beloved horse in the hallway, and carries a grumpy, talking cockatoo called Homer on her shoulder. But the island house holds as many secrets as it does animals, and the truth behind Idie's inheritance is the biggest secret of all ...Perfect for fans of Eva Ibbotson and Katherine Rundell
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Fenn Halflin and the Fearzero

Fenn Halflin and the Fearzero

Francesca Armour-Chelu

$16.99
In a world that has been ravaged by flooding, Fenn Halflin learns the truth about his past - a secret that forces him to flee the safety of his home as he is chased across the vast sea by the ruthless Terra Firma and their cold-blooded leader, Chilstone. Finding shelter on a decaying island, Fenn is taken in by child survivors in hiding, and he begins a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with the Terra Firma, who will stop at nothing to find him. But as Chilstone's dreaded Fearzero ship appears on the horizon, and the water levels continue to rise, it seems that Fenn's hopes of escape will be washed away for ever.
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3D Human Body

3D Human Body

Aust Geographic

$19.95
What does your body do and how does it work? Discover how all the systems inside the body work and what the body is made of.
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Blueberry Pancakes Forever

Blueberry Pancakes Forever

Angelica Banks

$15.99
Winter has fallen in the world of story, and at Brown Street, Tuesday's typewriter lies silent. Far away in the Peppermint Forest, Vivienne Small fears that she will never again feel the touch of the sun. But when the mysterious Loddon appears in Vivienne's treehouse, he brings with him terrible danger. Without warning, Tuesday is swept up into the world of story as she has never seen it before. In this forbidding and unfamiliar place - and without her beloved dog Baxterr at her side - Tuesday becomes Loddon's captive. But who exactly is this strange boy? And will she find a way to defeat him? Blueberry Pancakes Forever will capture the hearts of everyone who is entranced by the power of story.
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Riddle Gully Secrets

Riddle Gully Secrets

Jen Banyard

$14.99
Just when famed youth reporter Pollo di Nozi thinks she'll never find another news story, she stumbles upon not one but two very surprising secrets. With hidden treasure, cunning crooks, mistaken identities and mysterious disappearances, unravelling them may be Pollo's greatest challenge yet.
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Captain Jack and the Pirates

Captain Jack and the Pirates

Peter Bently ,  Helen Oxenbury

$17.99
From the award-winning creator of We're Going on a Bear Hunt and Peter Bently comes this utterly delightful picture book, that sees a family day out at the beach turn into a wonderful piratical adventure! Make-believe fun, illustrated by picture book star, Helen Oxenbury, will capture the imaginations of children everywhere. This is sure to be a classic.
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Caspar and the Night Sea

Caspar and the Night Sea

Alison Binks

$25.99
The book began as a short story written for my then three-year-old son Caspar. I wanted to offer him a story, with himself as the central character. And I wanted him to be brave and adventuring, and free from parental control. The idea of a small boy sneaking from the house at night, alone and on his own secret mission still captivates me. The spirit of adventure was the key to both story and illustrations from the start. Inspired by stories of childhood secret missions, bravery, and encounters with a world that was beyond parents' control, the narrative developed. At a time when children are less and less free to roam, to be exposed to nature or to create their own adventures I wanted to allow my readers to enter a world with more freedoms, in their imaginations at least. The final aspect of the narrative - the whales - carry a gentle environmental message, intended to be a small nudge to children to consider the care of our world and its creatures.
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Oxford Roald Dahl Dictionary: From Aardvark to Zozimus, a Real Dictionary of Everyday and Extra-Usual Words

Oxford Roald Dahl Dictionary: From Aardvark to Zozimus, a Real Dictionary of Everyday and Extra-Usual Words

Oxford Dictionaries ,  Quentin Blake ,  Susan Rennie ,  Roald Dahl

$30.95
A new unique Roald Dahl Dictionary from Oxford. This is not an ordinary dictionary. After all, you wouldn't expect an 'Oxford Roald Dahl Dictionary' to be ordinary, would you? Lots of dictionaries tell you what an 'alligator' is, or how to spell 'balloon' but they won't explain the difference between a 'ringbeller' and a 'trogglehumper', or say why witches need 'gruntles' eggs' or suggest a word for the shape of a 'Knid'. This dictionary does all those things. All the words that Roald Dahl invented are here, like 'biffsquiggled' and 'whizzpopping' to remind you what means what, but that is not all. You'll also find out where words came from, rhyming words, synonyms and lots of alternative words for words that are overused. Oxford Children's Dictionaries are perfect for supporting literacy and learning and this is the world's first Roald Dahl Dictionary from the word experts at Oxford University Press. With real citations from Roald Dahl's children's books and illustrations by Quentin Blake, this is authoritative, engaging and accessible and will inspire and encourage young writers and readers.
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Animal Doctors: Incredible Ways Animals Heal Themselves

Animal Doctors: Incredible Ways Animals Heal Themselves

Julio Antonio Blasco ,  Mark Doran

$24.99
From blue jays to elephants, learn about how animals all over the world use natural medicines to keep themselves healthy. Each spread contains a beautiful, colourful illustration of each animal, plus a unique fold-out information panel of 'doctor's notes' on the condition and treatment. Make your appointment with the animal doctors today!
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The Famous Five Collection 3

The Famous Five Collection 3

Enid Blyton

$16.99
Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog find excitement and adventure wherever they go in Enid Blyton's most popular series. Five Go Off To Camp Ghost trains in the dead of night that seem to vanish into thin air? The Famous Five are on to it! If they follow the tracks, will they solve the mystery? Five Get Into Trouble Dick has been kidnapped! The gang finally track him down - to a lonely, abandoned house - but then they too are siezed! How will the intrepid Five get themselves out of this mess . . ? Five Fall Into Adventure George and her devoted Timmy have disappeared! Not only that, somebody has broken into Kirrin Cottage. It's going to be tough getting to the bottom of this mystery when there's only three of them. This 70th anniversary edition features the Classic editions of three Famous Five adventures (books 7-9) in one volume and contains the original cover art and inside drawings by Eileen Soper.
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The Secret Seven Collection 3

The Secret Seven Collection 3

Enid Blyton

$16.99
The Secret Seven are siblings Peter and Janet, and Jack, Barbara, Pam, Colin and George. Together they are The Secret Seven - ready to solve any mystery, any time - in Enid Blyton's classic series of 15 mystery novels. Book 7: Secret Seven Win Through (first published in 1955) The Seven have a fantastic new hiding place. But someone else is using it at night - and it's Jack's little sister Susie who helps them catch the intruder. Book 8: Three Cheers, Secret Seven (first published in 1956) Peter and Jack see a gas-fire alight in one of the rooms when they search for their lost aeroplane in the garden of an abandoned house. Who is hiding there and why? Book 9: Secret Seven Mystery (first published in 1957) A girl runs away from home - and it's up to the Seven to find her! Jack's little sister Susie is up to her usual tricks - but she can't put the Seven off the trail of clues! This collection features the original text and artwork.
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Open Up, Please!: A Minibombo Book

Open Up, Please!: A Minibombo Book

Silvia Borando ,  Lorenzo Clerici ,  Silvia Borando ,  Lorenzo Clerici

$17.99
From minibombo, the innovative team behind The White Book and Black Cat, White Cat, comes a wickedly funny, interactive lift-the flap book featuring lots of cute caged animals who just want to be set free ...and you, the reader, have the keys! Will you help open their doors, please? But, remember, if you can't see a keyhole ...do not lift the flap! (Seriously ...it's not a good idea!) You want a teensy-tiny peek inside? Well, don't say we didn't warn you! Perfectly paced, and with very few words, this stylish novelty book - with its rather tasty twist - is sure to delight the very youngest of readers.
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Sportsmanship: Howe Sport Shaped Australia

Sportsmanship: Howe Sport Shaped Australia

Net Brennan

$17.99
This new addition to the non-fiction picture book series Our Stories is about sports and sportsmanship in Australia.

Australia's passion for sport defines us: our history, our tradition, our values, our identity. These are the stories of the sportsmen and women whose talent stopped the nation. These are the moments when we threw our arms in the air and cheered.
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Disappearing Acts: A Look-and-Find Book of Endangered Animals

Disappearing Acts: A Look-and-Find Book of Endangered Animals

Isabella Bunnell

$29.99
Disappearing Acts is a beautifully illustrated search-and-find book. Each page features a densely detailed landscape; rainforest, savannah, coral reef, etc. Within these landscapes are hiding threatened species such as the adelie penguin, elephant, panda threatened species such as the adelie penguin, elephant, panda and snow leopard, and children are invited to search the picture to find each one. Alongside each illustration run descriptions of the animals, their numbers, their habitats and why they are endangered. At the back of the book an index of animals provides further context. Isabella Bunnell's warm, intricate watercolours provide a delightful way in which to learn about our planet's rich diversity and fragile eco-systems.
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Traitor's Game

Traitor's Game

Jan Burchett ,  Sara Vogler

$14.99
The second in this exciting new spy series set in Tudor England, amid the intrigue and danger of Henry VIII's royal court, from the authors of books in the bestselling Beast Quest series. Jack Briars, apprentice to King Henry VIII's spy master Thomas Cromwell, is enjoying his new life of excitement and adventure. But the King's enemies are becoming ever more resourceful. The seemingly simple mystery of a few missing items soon leads to something much more sinister - and Jack finds himself at the heart of a deadly plot, where he and resourceful seamstress, Cat Thimblebee, must crack the code and save the King. A thrilling addition to the Spy Master series, perfect for fans of history and adventure.
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Harper and the Scarlet Umbrella

Harper and the Scarlet Umbrella

Laura Ellen Anderson ,  Cerrie Burnell

$9.99
A beautifully written, lyrical tale featuring a cast of funny and loveable characters, created by children's TV presenter Cerrie Burnell and stunningly illustrated by Laura Ellen Anderson. Harper lives in the City of Clouds with her Great Aunt Sassy and her beloved cat, Midnight. When Midnight goes missing - together with all the cats of the neighbourhood - Harper realises that only her magical scarlet umbrella can help her find him...When Harper steps out with the umbrella in her hand, she is carried up into the sky on a series of amazing adventures. And Midnight isn't all she finds when she stumbles upon the Midnight Orchestra and its wild conductor...
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The Ants Go Marching: A Count-And-Sing Book

The Ants Go Marching: A Count-And-Sing Book

Priscilla Burris

$9.99
The ants go marching one by one, Hurrah! Hurrah! Preschoolers will delight in this fun, repetitious rhyme with adorable ant characters. Watch as they march one by one, two by two, and all the way up to five by five toward a surprise ending! Priscilla Burris's distinctive ants put a new spin on a favorite preschool song. Count-and-Sing books introduce preschoolers to math concepts in an interactive and engaging way. This book teaches: -Counting from 1 to 5-Counting in groups Safe for all ages.
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Molly Moon's Incredible Book of Hypnotism: Molly Moon #1

Molly Moon's Incredible Book of Hypnotism: Molly Moon #1

Georgia Byng

$14.99
Orphan Molly Moon was found as a baby in a box marked 'Moon's Marshmallows'. For ten miserable years she's lived under the cruel rule of Miss Adderstone in grim Hardwick House. But her life changes overnight when she finds a mysterious book on hypnotism and discovers an amazing talent - the power to make people do anything she want them to. Escaping from the orphange, Molly flies to New York in search of fame and fortune. But her adventures in hypnotism lead her into the clutches of a dangerous enemy...
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Benin Empire

Benin Empire

Catherine Chambers

$18.99
Benin Empire looks at one of the most fascinating and advanced ancient civilisations. Through structures as imposing as a vast walled city built on trade or objects as beautiful as a bronze plaque, readers gain a picture of who was whom in ancient Africa and how the civilisation in which they lived really worked. Each book in Great Civilisations approaches its subject through a scene-setting spread Who/where were the...then introduces the achievements of the chosen civilisation through 12 structures or objects, each of which illustrates a key aspect or theme. Writing, architecture, industry, warfare, transport and learning are all covered in the same simple, colourful and engaging way. Fact boxes and panels present incidental information and point the reader to the importance of parallel developments in other parts of the world. Perfect for reader aged 9 and up.
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Usborne Timelines of World History

Usborne Timelines of World History

Jane Chisholm

$29.99
A gorgeously illustrated guide to the history of the world, from wars and revolutions to ground-breaking inventions, discoveries and artistic movements. With over 3,500 key dates from the Stone Age to the year 2000, organised geographically so readers can compare what was happening in different parts of the world.
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The Dance in the Dark: Scarlet and Ivy #3

The Dance in the Dark: Scarlet and Ivy #3

Sophie Cleverly

$15.99
With their evil headmaster, Mr Bartholomew, safely out of the picture and kindly Mrs Knight in charge, it looks like life at Rookwood School is looking up. There's a ballet recital Scarlet is desperate to star in, and more clues to uncover about the twins' mother.But after their beloved ballet teacher Miss Finch suddenly disappears and strange Madame Zelda takes her place, freakish things start happening. Poison-pen letters are circulating the school, and 'accidents' are plaguing the students. It seems that the girls are in danger once more... Is someone out for the ultimate revenge?
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Beyond the Kingdoms: Lamd of Stories #4

Beyond the Kingdoms: Lamd of Stories #4

Chris Colfer

$14.99
Fairy tales are just the beginning. The Masked Man is on the loose in the Land of Stories, and it's up to Alex and Conner Bailey to stop him... except Alex has been thrown off the Fairy Council, and no one will believe they're in danger. With only the help of the ragtag group of Goldilocks, Jack, Red Riding Hood, and Mother Goose and her gander, Lester, the Bailey twins discover the Masked Man's secret scheme: he possesses a powerful magic potion that turns every book it touches into a portal, and he is recruiting an army of literature's greatest villains! So begins a race through the magical Land of Oz, the fantastical world of Neverland, the madness of Wonderland, and beyond. Can Alex and Conner catch up to the Masked Man, or will they be one step behind until it's too late? Fairy tales and classic stories collide in the fourth adventure in the bestselling Land of Stories series as the twins travel beyond the kingdoms!
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Mates: One More Friend

Mates: One More Friend

Bill Condon ,  Lucinda Gifford

$12.99
Starting at a new school is scary. It's lucky then that Jack knows how to make people laugh. But not everyone finds him funny, so he has to think of another way...
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Don't Touch This Book!

Don't Touch This Book!

Bill Cotter

$21.99

Larry the lovable monster from Don't Push the Button! is back with another hilarious, interactive adventure!

I know what you're thinking: this is a pretty cool-looking book. But...

DON'T TOUCH THIS BOOK! (Don't even try it, bub.)

Okay, okay. You can touch, but you can only use ONE finger.

Whoa. How'd you do that?

Larry is a loveable monster, but he has trouble sharing. It's up to you to show him how it's done!

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The BFG (Film Tie-In)

The BFG (Film Tie-In)

Roald Dahl ,  Quentin Blake

$16.99
THE BFG by Roald Dahl, now a major new movie directed by Steven Spielberg. The well-loved story of a big friendly giant who spirits a child out of bed to the land of the child-eating giants. Every night, when the world is sleeping, big gruesome giants guzzle up whoppsy-whiffling human beans. And there's only one giant who can stop them - the BFG. He's the kindest giant there is and, with his friend Sophie in his top pocket, he sets out to rid the world of the Bloodbottler, the Fleshlumpeater and all their rotsome friends forever ...Listen to THE BFG and other Roald Dahl audiobooks read by some very famous voices, including Kate Winslet, David Walliams and Steven Fry - plus there are added squelchy soundeffects from Pinewood Studios! Look out for new Roald Dahl apps in the App store and Google Play- including the disgusting TWIT OR MISS! inspired by the revolting Twits.
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Fantastic Mr Fox

Fantastic Mr Fox

Roald Dahl ,  Quentin Blake

$19.99
Phizzwhizzing new cover look and branding for the World's NUMBER ONE Storyteller! Fantastic Mr Fox - the legendary tale of the most cunning fox in the world. Boggis is an enormously fat chicken farmer who only eats boiled chickens smothered in fat. Bunce is a duck-and-goose farmer whose dinner gives him a beastly temper. Bean is a turkey-and-apple farmer who only drinks gallons of strong cider. Mr Fox is so clever that every evening he creeps down into the valley and helps himself to food from the farms. Now the farmers have hatched a plan to BANG-BANG-BANG shoot Mr Fox dead. But, just when they think Mr Fox can't possibly escape, he makes a fantastic plan of his own...Listen to FANTASTIC MR FOX and other Roald Dahl audiobooks read by some very famous voices, including Kate Winslet, David Walliams and Steven Fry - plus there are added squelchy soundeffects from Pinewood Studios! And look out for new Roald Dahl apps in the App store and Google Play - including the disgusting TWIT OR MISS! and HOUSE OF TWITS inspired by the revolting Twits.
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The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me

The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me

Roald Dahl ,  Quentin Blake

$19.99
Billy's biggest wish is to turn a weird old wooden house into a wonderful sweet shop. But then he finds a giraffe, a pelly and a monkey living inside - they're the Ladderless Window Cleaners! Who need ladders when you've got a giraffe? They become best friends and when they meet the richest man in all England, there's a chance Billy's scrumptious-galumptious dream just might come true...
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The Magic Finger

The Magic Finger

Roald Dahl ,  Quentin Blake

$19.99
Phizzwhizzing new cover look and branding for the World's NUMBER ONE Storyteller! Every Saturday morning the Greg family goes off to shoot animals and birds. But the girl who lives next door hates hunting. Now it's made her so angry she's PUT THE MAGIC FINGER ON THEM ALL. And very strange things have begun to happen...Listen to THE MAGIC FINGER and other Roald Dahl audiobooks read by some very famous voices, including Kate Winslet, David Walliams and Steven Fry - plus there are added squelchy sound-effects from Pinewood Studios! Look out for new Roald Dahl apps in the App store and Google Play- including the disgusting TWIT OR MISS! and HOUSE OF TWITS inspired by the revolting Twits.
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Dinosaur Pirates!

Dinosaur Pirates!

Ms. Penny Dale ,  Ms. Penny Dale

$24.99
Our intrepid team of dinosaurs are back but this time they are pirates in search of buried treasure! Having navigated their way to a desert island and dug up their booty, they are just sailing away when they are ambushed by a fearsome band of marauding baddy-pirates! Will our goody-pirates save their gold, their ship and their honour, or will the baddies win out?
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Blocks

Blocks

Irene Dickson

$19.99
Sharing is never easy when you're little! This playtime, Ruby has red blocks and is going to build with them. Benji has blue blocks and is going to build with them. They both build and build, until Benji takes one of Ruby's red blocks and, in the tussle that follows, all the blocks CRASH to the floor. But, not to worry. Now Benji has red blocks, and Ruby has blue blocks, and together they build and build. But look! Here comes Guy, and Guy has GREEN blocks...
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Bible Lands

Bible Lands

DK

$16.99
Who were the people of the Holy land? What were their lives like? Find out in Eyewitness Bible Lands as you learn about the fascinating history behind the Old Testament. From the Canaanites to the Romans, discover the stories of the people who occupied these lands and the incredible artefacts that give insight into their lives. Eyewitness reference books are now more interactive and colourful, with new infographics, statistics, facts and timelines, plus a giant pull-out wall chart, so you'll be an expert on the Holy Land in no time. Great for projects or just for fun, learn everything you need to know about the Holy Land with Eyewitness.
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Eagle & Birds of Prey

Eagle & Birds of Prey

DK

$16.99
Which eagle is the most powerful? How do owls find their prey on the darkest nights? Find out with Eyewitness Eagle and learn about the development, anatomy, mating, and nesting habits of birds of prey, as well as their techniques for catching and killing their quarry. From the majestic falcon to the formidable vulture, you'll get a bird's eye view of the amazing world of birds of prey. Eyewitness reference books are now more interactive and colourful, with new infographics, statistics, facts and timelines, plus a giant pull-out wall chart, so you'll be an expert on birds of prey in no time. Great for projects or just for fun, learn everything you need to know about eagles and birds of prey with Eyewitness.
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Energy

Energy

DK

$16.99
How is energy created? How does it work? How do we measure it? Find out with Eyewitness Energy and learn all about the ways that we power our world. From muscle energy and photosynthesis to fossil fuels, discover ways energy is created naturally and by using scientific machinery. Eyewitness reference books are now more interactive and colourful, with new infographics, statistics, facts and timelines, plus a giant pull-out wall chart, so you'll be an expert on energy in no time. Great for projects or just for fun, learn everything you need to know about energy with Eyewitness.
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First Space Encyclopedia

First Space Encyclopedia

DK

$19.99
Zoom off into the galaxy and investigate all the planets, from Earth to Mars with First Space Encyclopedia. Packed full of stunning photography, quizzes and amazing facts, children will become space experts in no time. Covering everything from observatories and rockets, to the solar system and the death of stars, children will discover all about space and space travel. The First Space Encyclopedia is the perfect first reference book for children.
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Horse

Horse

DK

$16.99
Why do horses flatten back their ears? How were they used in wartime? Find out in Eyewitness Horse and become an expert on of one of nature's most beloved creatures. From the smallest Shetland ponies to large, cart-pulling Shire horses, discover the important role horses have played in human history. Eyewitness reference books are now more interactive and colourful, with new infographics, statistics, facts and timelines, plus a giant pull-out wall chart, so you'll be an expert on horses in no time. Great for projects or just for fun, learn everything you need to know about horses with Eyewitness.
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Sharks and Other Deadly Ocean Creatures

Sharks and Other Deadly Ocean Creatures

DK

$29.99
Dive into the deadliest of oceans with this visual encyclopedia. Compare the features of the different creatures from saw-like snouts to angel wings and use the reference section to look at a shark's anatomy. A simple, accessible, page-per-topic guide, you can learn all about the ocean's inhabitants with sensational images and enough information to become a shark expert yourself. Sharks and Other Deadly Ocean Creatures is a perfect one-stop reference for all scary sea monsters.
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Weather

Weather

DK

$16.99
Why does it rain? How hot is a bolt of lightning? What makes hurricanes happen? Find out with Eyewitness Weather and become an expert on the skies above us. From giant tornadoes to the smallest of snowflakes, discover all about a wide-range of weather conditions and how they are created. Eyewitness reference books are now more interactive and colourful, with new infographics, statistics, facts and timelines, and a giant pull-out wall chart, so you'll be an expert on weather in no time. Great for projects or just for fun, learn everything you need to know about weather with Eyewitness.
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We are Giants

We are Giants

Amber Lee Dodd

$14.99
Sydney thinks her mum Amy is the best mum in the world - even if she is a bit different. When everyone else kept growing, Amy got to 124cm and then stopped right there. The perfect height, in Sydney's opinion: big enough to reach the ice cream at the supermarket, small enough to be special. Sydney's dad died when she was only five, but her memories of him, her mum's love and the company of her brave big sister Jade means she never feels alone ...But when the family are forced to move house, things get tricky. Sydney and Jade must make new friends, deal with the bullies at their new school and generally figure out the business of growing up. But Sydney doesn't want to grow up, not if it means getting bigger than her mum. And her mum is barely four feet tall ...
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Hairy Maclary and Friends: Six Rollicking Stories

Hairy Maclary and Friends: Six Rollicking Stories

Lynley Dodd

$24.99
This special collection contains six of Hairy Maclary's rollicking adventures: Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy, Hairy Maclary's Bone, Hairy Maclary's Caterwaul Caper, Hairy Maclary's Showbusiness, Hairy Maclary and Zachary Quack, Hairy Maclary's Hat Tricks.
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The Detective Dog

The Detective Dog

Julia Donaldson ,  Sara Ogilvie

$24.99
There once was a dog with a keen sense of smell. She was known far and wide as Detective Dog Nell. Peter's dog Nell has an amazing sense of smell. Whether it's finding a lost shoe or discovering who did a poo on the new gravel path, her ever-sniffing nose is always hard at work. But Nell has other talents too. Every Monday she goes to school with Peter and listens to children read. So who better to have on hand when they arrive one morning to discover that the school's books have all disappeared! Who could have taken them? And why? There's only one dog for the job ...and Detective Dog Nell is ready to sniff out the culprit! Written by the brilliant Julia Donaldson and stunningly illustrated by the multi-talented illustrator and printmaker Sara Ogilvie, Detective Dog is a fast-paced celebration of books, reading, libraries, and the relationship between a little boy and his rather special dog.
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There's an Owl in My Towel

There's an Owl in My Towel

Julia Donaldson ,  Rebecca Cobb

$14.99
There's an Owl in My Towel is a beautiful and engaging book for little ones from Julia Donaldson and Rebecca Cobb, the creators of the bestselling The Paper Dolls - with over 200,000 copies sold worldwide. It's tricky to have breakfast when there's a mole in your bowl! Gentle humour abounds as one baby's every activity is thwarted by a variety of surprising animals. But who wouldn't be happy to find a ted in their bed? Featuring satisfyingly simple rhyming text and charming illustrations on fresh white backgrounds, this gorgeous board book is a perfect gift. With big flaps to lift and irresistible actions throughout, children are sure to delight in joining in. And that's not all, because there's an online song to enjoy too! Written and recorded by Julia Donaldson, the wonderful 'There's an Owl in My Towel' song is the perfect accompaniment to the book and sure to become a favourite sing-along tune. Also by Julia Donaldson and Rebecca Cobb: It's a Little Baby The Paper Dolls
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Home

Home

Carson Ellis ,  Carson Ellis

$16.99
The picture book debut of Carson Ellis, acclaimed illustrator of the Wildwood series and Lemony Snicket's The Composer is Dead, this is a gorgeous, imaginative celebration of the many possibilities of home. Home might be a house in the country, a flat in the city, or even a shoe. There are clean homes, messy homes, sea homes and bee homes. Home resides on the road or the sea, in the realm of myth, or in the artist's own studio. This loving look at the places where people live brims with intriguing characters and is a visual treat that demands many a return visit.
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What Could it be?: Exploring the Imaginative World of Shapes

What Could it be?: Exploring the Imaginative World of Shapes

Sally Fawcett

$24.99
This concept book for kids is all about unleashing creativity, thinking outside the square and opening the mind to possibility! Part picture book, part artistic inspiration, What Could It Be? is an interactive adventure for pre-primary and primary school-aged children organised into paired double-page spreads. The first spread in each pair introduces a basic geometric shape (square, circle, triangle, etc.) and then opens the door for creative thinking by posing the question, 'What else could it be?' The following spread provides the answer, with the focus shape transformed into many objects in a glorious artwork. These pages provide a further interactive element as kids are encouraged to find specific objects and count the 'hidden' shapes. The reader is guided through the pages by the character of a young boy, who allows many aspects of his world to be 'discovered' via the detailed illustrations. The last page challenges kids to create their own illustrations inspired by a geometric shape.
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Tashi and the Wicked Magician

Tashi and the Wicked Magician

Anna Fienberg ,  Barbara Fienberg ,  Kim Gamble ,  Geoff Kelly

$14.99
Tashi is bold and clever, and tells the best stories ever! There's a Magnificent Magician with a greedy plan, a haunted house about to go up in flames, ruthless ruffians after a rare orchid, and a quest for the bravest person in the land to face the fire-breathing Red Whiskered Dragon. 'All children should meet Tashi. He can be their mentor on the road to reading, feeding their imaginations with fantastic stories.' Magpies
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The Bubble Boy

The Bubble Boy

Stewart Foster

$16.99
Amir is mad. He's crazy. But the hospital wouldn't let a crazy person in. They must have interviewed him and checked his qualifications. But maybe he didn't even meet them? Maybe he hasn't even come from India. He might have arrived on an alien spaceship and snuck in here in the middle of the night. Eleven-year-old Joe can't remember a life outside of his hospital room, with its beeping machines and view of London's rooftops. His condition means he's not allowed outside, not even for a moment, and his few visitors risk bringing life-threatening germs inside his 'bubble'. But then someone new enters his world and changes it for ever. THE BUBBLE BOY is the story of how Joe spends his days, copes with his loneliness and frustrations, and looks - with superhero-style bravery, curiosity and hope - to a future without limits. Expect superheroes, super nurses and a few tears from this truly unique story. 'Poignant, hopeful and heartbreaking' Fiona Noble - Children's Editor, The Bookseller 'Deeply moving and utterly gripping ...Stewart Foster carries off an astonishing feat of storytelling in this exceptional book' Julia Eccleshare, lovereading.co.uk 'A gripping and deeply moving book' Jamila Gavin, author of Coram Boy
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The Most Wonderful Thing in the World

The Most Wonderful Thing in the World

Vivian French ,  Angela Barrett

$16.99
From the author of the Tiara Club series comes a gently satirical fairy story for our times, illustrated by one of today's finest artists, Angela Barrett. When a king and a queen promise to marry their daughter Lucia to the man who can show them the most wonderful thing in the world, suitors descend on the palace bearing gifts. Roses, jewels and exotic birds; dancing girls, wind machines and mythical beasts - but nothing feels quite right. As the last suitor leaves, his weapons of mass destruction rejected, the king and queen are exhausted. But when a shy, young man, who isn't a suitor at all, steps forward, they finally understand what the most wonderful thing in the world really is. Vivian French's masterful retelling of a forgotten story is both funny and heart-warming, and Angela Barrett's breathtaking illustrations give life to an enchanting and romantic fairytale city.
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Early Islamic Civilisation

Early Islamic Civilisation

Catherine Chambers ,  Anita Ganeri

$18.99
Early Islamic Civilisation looks at one of the most fascinating and advanced ancient civilisations. Through structures as imposing as a huge minaret or objects as complex as a brass astrolabe for navigation, readers gain a picture of who was whom in the ancient Middle East and how the civilisation in which they lived really worked. Each book in Great Civilisations approaches its subject through a scene-setting spread Who/where were the...then introduces the achievements of the chosen civilisation through 12 structures or objects, each of which illustrates a key aspect or theme. Writing, architecture, industry, warfare, transport and learning are all covered in the same simple, colourful and engaging way. Fact boxes and panels present incidental information and point the reader to the importance of parallel developments in other parts of the world.
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Indus Valley

Indus Valley

Anita Ganeri

$18.99
Indus Valley offers a look at one of the most important ancient civilisations. Through structures as complex and magnificent as the Great Bath at Mohenjo Daro or as simple as a steatite seal or a pot, readers gain a picture of who was whom in the ancient Indus Valley and how the civilisation in which they lived really worked. Each book in Great Civilisations approaches its subject through a scene-setting spread Who/where were the...then introduces the achievements of the chosen civilisation through 12 structures or objects, each of which illustrates a key aspect or theme. Writing, architecture, industry, warfare, transport and learning are all covered in the same simple, colourful and engaging way. Fact boxes and panels present incidental information and point the reader to the importance of parallel developments in other parts of the world.
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Shackleton's Incredible Antarctic Expedition

Shackleton's Incredible Antarctic Expedition

Anita Ganeri

$21.99
In October 1914, the explorer, Ernest Shakleton and a team of men, set out on the ship, Endurance, to cross Antarctica via the South Pole. A few months into their voyage, the ship became trapped in ice, eventually sinking. With little hope of rescue, Shakleton's crew lived on the ice, enduring freezing temperatures and with only the food they could catch from the sea. When the ice floes began to crack beneath them, the men undertook a treacherous journey in three small lifeboats across the icy, stormy sea, eventually landing on Elephant Island - a place where no-one lived or was ever likely to visit...Retold in vivid detail and illustrated with contemporary photographs and artefacts, this story recounts one of the most astonishing feats of exploration and human endeavor ever recorded.
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What's Your Story?

What's Your Story?

Rose Giannone ,  Bern Emmerichs

$19.95
What’s Your Story? is a beautiful children’s book set against the backdrop of the First Settlement of Australia.

It describes the friendship of a little orphan boy from England, Leonard, and the friendship he strikes with a little Aboriginal girl called Milba.

Leonard and Milba are mesmerised by the zpeculiarity of each others’ worlds. It is an intimate first love story played against a huge backdrop of drama and discovery.
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Fizz and the Dog Academy Rescue: Fizz #2

Fizz and the Dog Academy Rescue: Fizz #2

Lesley Gibbes ,  Stephen Michael King

$12.99
Meet Fizz - the daring dog detective! Today Fizz starts his training to become an undercover police dog. The police dog tryouts were hard, and skills training will be even harder. But Fizz and his new friend Remi are given an extra challenge to test their detective skills. Trainee dogs are being injured and sent home. Sergeant Stern believes it's no accident. He wants to know who is doing this and why. Fizz and Remi must solve the mystery, or they won't graduate as undercover police dogs.
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Fizz and the Police Dog Tryouts: Fizz #1

Fizz and the Police Dog Tryouts: Fizz #1

Lesley Gibbes ,  Stephen Michael King

$12.99
Meet Fizz - the daring dog detective!..Fizz wants to be a police dog. He's brave, clever and super-fast, but Fizz doesn't look like a police dog. His family are show dogs and companion dogs, not working dogs. Fizz longs for adventure, and he's determined to try out at the Sunnyvale City Police Station. There, he is the smallest, fluffiest dog in the line-up, and he meets fierce Amadeus, who definitely wants to be top dog.
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Motorbikes

Motorbikes

Lisa Jane Gillespie ,  Emmanuel Cerisier ,  John Fox

$14.99
What's the difference between a chopper and a cruiser? How fast is the fastest motorbike? This eye-catching guide to motorbikes, from scooters to superbikes, is ideal for newly confident readers. It's full of photographs, illustrations and facts, with fold-out pages showing a motorbike engine, record-breaking bike races and jaw-dropping stunts.
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Lifers

Lifers

Martin Griffin

$16.99
Fear haunts the streets of Manchester: a schoolgirl has disappeared. Preston is drawn to investigate, exploring the city in the hunt for his missing friend. Deep in the bowels of a secret scientific institute, he discovers a sinister machine. Captured and condemned to a cavernous space filled with problematic teens, Preston is determined to escape - but this is no ordinary jail. Friendships are forged and lives lost in a reckless battle for freedom, revenge - and revolution.
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Counting Through the Day

Counting Through the Day

Margaret Hamilton ,  Anna Pignataro

$24.99
Counting Through the Day leads us gently from morning to night, counting everything from two sturdy feet to twelve dry sticks for the fire. The rhythmic verse and simple everyday pleasures both soothe and delight, and make this the perfect companion book to Margaret Hamilton and Anna Pignataro's bestselling B is for Bedtime.
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The Detective's Assistant

The Detective's Assistant

Kate Hannigan

$12.99
Eleven-year-old Nell Warne arrives on her aunt's doorstep lugging a heavy sack of sorrows. If her Aunt Kate rejects her, it's the miserable Home for the Friendless. Luckily, canny Nell makes herself indispensable to Aunt Kate...and not just by helping out with household chores. For Aunt Kate is the first-ever female detective employed by the legendary Pinkerton Detective Agency. And Nell has a knack for the kind of close listening and bold action that made Pinkerton detectives famous in Civil War-era America. With huge, nation-changing events simmering in the background, Nell uses skills new and old to uncover truths about her past and solve mysteries in the present. Based on the extraordinary true story of Kate Warne, this fast-paced adventure recounts feats of daring and danger...including saving the life of Abraham Lincoln!
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Izzy Folau: Chance of a Lifetime / Reality Check (Omnibus)

Izzy Folau: Chance of a Lifetime / Reality Check (Omnibus)

David Harding ,  Israel Folau

$19.99
Two action-packed stories featuring Australian rugby union star, Izzy Folau! Chance of a Lifetime 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? Reality Check 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?
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Izzy Folau: Pushed to the Limit / Standing Tall (Omnibus)

Izzy Folau: Pushed to the Limit / Standing Tall (Omnibus)

David Harding ,  Israel Folau

$19.99
Two action-packed stories featuring Australian rugby union star, Izzy Folau! Pushed to the Limit The Valley rugby team and coach Israel Folau are off to the Northern Territory. But is the team ready to tackle a new environment? Standing Tall The State Championships are finally here! Will the Valley team's hard work with coach Israel Folau take them to the final?
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Pearlie and the Imperial Princess

Pearlie and the Imperial Princess

Wendy Harmer

$14.99
Join in the fireworks and fun of Pearlie s Chinese New Year adventure Pearlie s been invited to a glittering Chinese New Year party in the beautiful Forbidden City in Beijing. But a mix-up and a lost treasure threaten to ruin the celebrations. Can Pearlie cheer up fairy princess Li Mei and ensure the party goes off with a bang?
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Princess Hyacinth: The Surprising Tale of a Girl Who Floated

Princess Hyacinth: The Surprising Tale of a Girl Who Floated

Florence Parry Heide ,  Lane Smith

$16.99
Bestselling Caldecott Honor artist Lane Smith and legendary author Florence Parry Heidehave teamed up to create an unforgettable princess sure to charm and delight young readers. Princess Hyacinth has a problem: she floats. And so the king and queen have pebbles sewn into the tops of her socks, and force her to wear a crown encrusted with the heaviest jewels in the kingdom to keep her earthbound. But one day, Hyacinth comes across a balloon man and decides to take off all her princess clothes, grab a balloon, and float free. Hooray! Alas, when the balloon man lets go of the string... off she goes. Luckily, there is a kite and a boy named Boy to save her. From the Hardcover edition.
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Pass it on

Pass it on

Sophy Henn ,  Sophy Henn

$17.99
This is a joyful and uplifting picture book about finding happiness in the smallest of things, from picture book star Sophy Henn - World Book Day illustrator and shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize.
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All Mine!

All Mine!

Zehra Hicks

$14.99
A bold and very funny story all about a seagull who simply cannot share! Poor Mouse is just about to tuck into his lunch, when in swoops Seagull and gobbles it up. Mouse's crisps aren't safe either ...what a rude and greedy bird he is! But Mouse has a fiendish trick up his sleeve, which just might cure Seagull of his thieving ways. All Mine! is a brilliantly funny cautionary tale about the importance of sharing; the strong visual narrative and energetic dialogue will make it a sure-fire hit at story time. With striking, brightly coloured artwork and slapstick humour, this yummy comic caper is a read-along delight for young children, and the lovely hardback board book format is perfect for little hands. Award-winning Zehra Hicks' books are a feast for the eyes full of movement and hilarity, and her use of collage and mixed media will inspire children to craft their own creations using found objects and exciting materials.
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The Smell of Other People's Houses

The Smell of Other People's Houses

Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock

$16.99
Alaska, 1970: growing up here is like nowhere else. Ruth wants to be remembered by her grieving mother. Dora wishes she was invisible to her abusive father. Alyce is staying at home to please her parents. Hank is running away for the sake of his brothers. Four very different lives are about to become entangled. Because if we don't save each other, how can we begin to save ourselves? Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock's extraordinary, stunning debut is both moving, and deeply authentic. These intertwining stories of love, tragedy, wild luck, and salvation on the edge of America's Last Frontier introduce a writer of rare and wonderful talent.
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Ace Dragon Ltd

Ace Dragon Ltd

Russell Hoban ,  Quentin Blake

$16.99
From the inimitable duo of Russell Hoban and Quentin Blake, the pair behind the hilarious tales of Captain Najork, comes a story about a little boy, a fire-breathing dragon, and their sky-high adventure! I can make fire come out of my nose and mouth, the dragon under the pavement tells John. I can fly. I can spin gold into straw if you have any gold. John doesn't have any gold - and he doesn't need any straw. (Not yet, anyway.) The dragon tells John that if he fights the dragon and wins, the dragon will take him flying. What a challenge! Where will it lead? John soon finds out - and he also finds out that you just never know when a bundle of straw might come in handy...With sword-flashing excitement, a moon landing and plenty of magic, this irresistible page-turner is brought back into print in a bigger format - and a beautiful, more colourful, new edition.
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The Map Colouring Book

The Map Colouring Book

Natalie Hughes ,  Natalie Hughes

$27.99
Children can colour their way around the world with this big and bold, poster-size colouring book. The striking maps are filled with features, landmarks, animals, artefacts and places to colour and are accompanied by bitesize bits of information. As well as containing bright and brilliant landscapes, maps to complete with colour and a world flag section, The Map Colouring Book features perforated pages, so finished artworks can be torn out and treasured.
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The Wildlife: A Map Colouring Book

The Wildlife: A Map Colouring Book

Natalie Hughes ,  Natalie Hughes

$27.99
Colour and explore the natural world like never before with the beautiful, poster-sized Wildlife: A Map Colouring Book. With stunning, illustrated maps featuring animals, insects, flowers and plants from different countries around the world, children can colour in the pictures and learn about flora and fauna as they go. Each page is perforated so it can be removed and displayed in all its glory.
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Captain Pug

Captain Pug

Laura James ,  Eglantine Ceulemans

$12.99
Pug is going on a seafaring adventure. He's had jam tarts for breakfast. He's wearing a smart sailor suit. There's just one problem. Pug is afraid of the water! Captain Pug is the first book in a glorious new illustrated series for fans of Claude and Squishy McFluff.
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Alan's Big, Scary Teeth

Alan's Big, Scary Teeth

Jarvis ,  Jarvis

$16.99
Meet Alan, an alligator with a secret. Famed for his big, scary teeth, he sneaks into the jungle every day to scare the jungle animals ... I'm big, scary Alan! Fear my razor-sharp teeth! But after a long day of scaring, Alan likes nothing better than to run a warm mud bath and take out his false teeth, which nobody knows about! That is, until his teeth go missing. What will Alan do now? Scaring is the only thing he knows how to do! Can he still be scary without them? A goofy comedy of self-discovery, witty, warm-hearted storytelling and bright graphic art will make this (and Alan!) a firm children's book favourite.
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Down, Down, Down: A Journey to the Bottom of the Sea

Down, Down, Down: A Journey to the Bottom of the Sea

Steve Jenkins ,  Steve Jenkins

$9.99
Half the earth's surface is covered by water more than a mile deep, but most of this watery world is a mystery to us. In fact, more people have stood on the surface of the moon than have visited the deepest spot in the ocean. Come along as we travel down, down, down from the surface to the bottom of the sea. Along the way you can see jellyfish that flash like a neon sign, creatures with teeth so big they can't close their mouths, and even a squid as long as a bus, which battles to the death with a sperm whale, the largest predator on earth. It'll be a journey you won't soon forget.
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The Dark Giants: Gateway #6

The Dark Giants: Gateway #6

Cerberus Jones

$14.99
When some unauthorised guests arrive through the gateway, chaos breaks loose - and threatens to spoil Amelia's birthday! What are they looking for, and can she and Charlie stop them before it's too late?
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What's Really Happening to Our Planet?

What's Really Happening to Our Planet?

Tony Juniper ,  Charles, Prince of Wales

$29.99
What's Really Happening To Our Planet? is the only book to fully review the current state of the planet and the way in which our unchecked human activity could change the world forever, with a perspective on what we can do to reverse the damage. Wide ranging, heart-stopping research is distilled into one reliable and eye-opening book. What's Really Happening To Our Planet? charts the dramatic explosion of human population and consumption and its impact on climate change and our planet. Written by leading sustainability expert Tony Juniper, with insights from globally respected scientists, states people and cultural leaders and thinkers. Includes positive ideas and a fresh perspective on how we can begin to reverse the damage we have caused. Expect clear, informative discussion of a wealth of subjects including solar power, food waste, and mass extinction. What's Really Happening To Our Planet? is an unmissable, accessible guide to humanity's role in our changing planet.
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The Crazy Friend

The Crazy Friend

Kim Kane ,  Jon Davis

$9.99
Ginger Green is the Play Date Queen! Ginger is playing with Maisy today. But what happens when Maisy is badly behaved?
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The Fancy Friend

The Fancy Friend

Kim Kane ,  Jon Davis

$9.99
Ginger Green is the Play Date Queen! Ginger is playing with Isla today. But what happens when Isla won't share?
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The New Friend

The New Friend

Kim Kane ,  Jon Davis

$9.99
Ginger Green is the Play Date Queen! Ginger is playing with Skye today. But what happens when Skye won't let her dad leave?
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The Next Door Friend

The Next Door Friend

Kim Kane ,  Jon Davis

$9.99
Ginger Green is the Play Date Queen! Ginger is playing with Edgar today. But what happens when Edgar will only play boy games?
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Abracadabra!: Fun Magic Tricks for Kids

Abracadabra!: Fun Magic Tricks for Kids

Kristen Kelly ,  Ken Kelly ,  Colette Kelly

$22.99
Summon your inner Houdini and learn simple magic tricks that will wow your family and friends! How did he do that? Have you ever racked your brains trying to figure out how that birthday party magician pulled a dove out of his sleeve? Or spent sleepless nights wondering just how he made that coin disappear? Well, what if there were a book that shared a magician's secrets with you and showed you how to do magic, too? Eleven-year-old magician Kristen and her magician dad, Ken, reveal secret magic techniques with step-by-step photographs and demonstrate how you can perform tricks that look impossible but are, in fact, very simple to master! You'll also learn one of the most important secrets about becoming a magician--how to use your confidence, personality, and presentation skills to enchant and amaze your friends and family. Choose from thirty of Kristen and Ken's coolest tricks and learn how to: * Make a pencil float in mid-air! * Bend a key using your mind! * Make a pile of items disappear! * Eat a knife! * And much more! With Abracadabra!, you'll see that you don't have to be an adult to perform magic!
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Ancient Sumer

Ancient Sumer

Tracey Kelly

$18.99
Ancient Sumer looks at one of the most fascinating and advanced ancient civilisations. Through structures as imposing as a ziggurat or objects as simple as a stone seal, readers gain a picture of who was whom in the ancient Middle East and how the civilisation in which they lived really worked. Each book in Great Civilisations approaches its subject through a scene-setting spread Who/where were the...then introduces the achievements of the chosen civilisation through 12 structures or objects, each of which illustrates a key aspect or theme. Writing, architecture, industry, warfare, transport and learning are all covered in the same simple, colourful and engaging way. Fact boxes and panels present incidental information and point the reader to the importance of parallel developments in other parts of the world.
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Shang Dynasty China

Shang Dynasty China

Tracey Kelly

$18.99
Shang Dynasty China looks at one of the most fascinating and advanced ancient civilisations. Through structures as imposing as the tomb of a warrior queen or objects as beautiful and complex as a decorated bronze vessel, readers gain a picture of who was who in ancient China and how the civilisation in which they lived worked.
 
Each book in Great Civilisations approaches its subject through a scene-setting spread Who/where were the... then introduces the achievements of the chosen civilisation through 12 structures or objects, each of which illustrates a key aspect or theme. Writing, architecture, industry, warfare, transport and learning are all covered in the same simple, colourful and engaging way. Fact boxes and panels present incidental information and point the reader to the importance of parallel developments in other parts of the world. Perfect for readers from age 9 and up.
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Heroes of the Night Sky: The Greek Myths Behind the Constellations

Heroes of the Night Sky: The Greek Myths Behind the Constellations

Tom Kindley

$35.00
The Ancient Greeks found patterns in the stars and told stories of the gods and heroes, the adventures and battles that lay behind these formations. This gorgeous book brings the tales of 12 key constellations to life, including Ursa Major, Andromeda, Pegasus, Orion, Scorpius and others. Each story is concisely recounted on a page that then opens out to provide a three-page canvas for Tom Kindley's striking graphic narrative. Luxuriantly packaged with fabric binding, gold metallic printing and a fold-out star map at the back of the book, this is a spectacular book on a popular subject matter that will appeal to older children and adults alike.
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Puck of Pook's Hill

Puck of Pook's Hill

Rudyard Kipling

$14.99
Playing in the gardens of their home, Dan and Una come across Puck, an ancient fairy with a gift for storytelling. Plucking figures from history to weave his magical stories, Puck takes the children from the Norman conquest to the signing of the Magna Carta. Set in the surroundings of his Sussex home, Bateman's, Rudyard Kipling's sparkling storytelling perfectly captures the myth and mystery of the English countryside. Puck of Pook's Hill was first published by Macmillan in 1906 and features the original illustrations by H. R. Millar. This delightful collection of stories and poetry is a classic to treasure.
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Rewards and Fairies

Rewards and Fairies

Rudyard Kipling

$14.99
This second collection of stories and poetry featuring Dan and Una and their adventures with the fairy, Puck, is a classic to treasure. Set in the surroundings of his Sussex home, Bateman's, Rudyard Kipling's sparkling storytelling perfectly captures the myth and mystery of the English countryside. Rewards and Fairies was originally published by Macmillan in 1910. The collection includes If, the nation's favourite poem and features original illustrations by Charles E. Brock.
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The Red Feather

The Red Feather

Ben Kitchin ,  Owen Swan

$14.99
Claude and his friends find a beautiful red feather at the beach one day. One by one, they trade for the feather until they discover they have the most fun sharing its beauty together.
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The Listmaker

The Listmaker

Robin Klein

$16.99
Things to look forward to: 1. When I move to the city Ii ll be far too busy to stay with the aunts very often. Specially at weekends. 2. Piriel plans to do a lot of entertaining in that apartment. Shei ll need me around to help with that. 3. Ii ll be doing some entertaining of my own, because everyone at school will realise just how exciting my new lifestyle is. Things will be different then, because Ii ll be different. Somehow brighter and more interesting ...Sarah Radcliffe could easily be a contender for the least-popular-girl-in-the-school award. But all thati s about to change when the glamorous Piriel Starr becomes her stepmother. Suddenly Sarah will have loads of friends whoi ll be dying to see her fabulous city apartment. Just one last summer living with the aunts i a summer when Sarah makes an unlikely friend, learns a thing or two about the amazing Piriel Starr, and finally breaks the habit of a lifetime. Winner of the 1998 South Australian Festival Award for Literature Shortlisted for The Childreni s Book Council of Australia awards, 1998
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Moon's Messenger

Moon's Messenger

Virginia Kroll ,  Zuzanna Celej

$24.99
Moon knew it was unusual to see a green turtle. Out of all the sea turtles in the world, they were the species that was most at risk. What is it Turtle? Why are you here? The turtle beckoned, Come, with its strong front flipper, and, as if it had actually spoken, Moon knew that it wanted to show her something. Many animals are in danger because of human activities. An animal at risk of extinction is a species that will only be around for a short while longer, unless steps are taken to save it. Moon 's Messenger reminds us of the importance of conserving and respecting the environment, and that we can all help to protect nature and biodiversity. Lexile Level 880L Guided Reading Level P
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Maladapted

Maladapted

Richard Kurti

$16.99
From BAFTA-nominated screenwriter Richard Kurti comes an exciting, fast-paced thriller that shows the power science has to change not just our lives, but our very selves. Cillian is the sole survivor of a devastating terrorist attack on a packed Metro train. How did he survive when everyone else was killed? Searching for answers with the mysterious Tess, Cillian discovers that his father has links to P8, a group of genetic scientists operating outside the laws of Foundation City. The shocking discoveries he and Tess make at P8's secret hospital start to make Cillian ask not who he is, but what he is...
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Peppa Pig: Peppa and Her Golden Boots

Peppa Pig: Peppa and Her Golden Boots

Ladybird

$16.99
Poor Peppa! Mrs Duck has stolen Peppa Pig's special golden wellies and now she can't compete in the Puddle-Jumping Competition! Can Peppa and her friends get the golden wellies back in time? This delightful picture book is based on the Peppa Pig film, The Golden Boots.
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Whisper to Me

Whisper to Me

Nick Lake

$17.99
'I love you. I'm sorry for what I did to you. I'm going to write it all down, explain everything that happened, why I broke your heart, and then I'm going to email it to you. I will be waiting for you at 5 p.m. Friday by the windmill hole at the crazy golf at the Pier where we played once. If you still want me then, when you're done reading this, come and get me. OK? Consider this the most screwed up love letter ever.' So begins Nick Lake's brilliant tour de force romance which introduces readers to Cassie, a New Jersey Shore teen who, over the course of one summer, experiences the exhilarating highs of new love, the frightening free falls of personal demons and family tragedy, and the bumps along the way to forgiveness, acceptance, and self-discovery. Told entirely through flashbacks, readers will savour every moment of Cassie's relationship with a boardwalk boy and race to the last page to discover how it all ends.
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The Sign of One

The Sign of One

Eugene Lambert

$19.99
One for sorrow, two for death...On Wrath, a dump-world for human outcasts, identical twins are feared. Only one will grow up human, while the other becomes a condemned monster with 'twisted' blood. When sixteen-year-old Kyle is betrayed, he flees for his life with the help of Sky, a rebel pilot with trust issues. As the hunt intensifies, Kyle soon realises that he is no ordinary runaway - although he has no idea why he warrants this level of pursuit. The hideous truth they discover could change the fate of Wrath and its harsh laws forever. Their reluctant, conflicted partnership will either save them - or bring about their destruction.
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The Red Balloon

The Red Balloon

Albert Lamorisse

$16.99
A magical book that has become an enduring  children's classic, The Red Balloon is the story of a  young boy and his best friend - a bright red balloon.  Chock-full of photographs of the boy, the balloon  and the captivating city of Paris.
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This Girl, That Girl

This Girl, That Girl

Charlotte Lance

$24.99
This is this girl, and that is that girl. This girl likes to do things like this, and that girl likes to do things like that. Even though they're next-door-neighbours, this girl and that girl are miles apart. Or are they? One day, with a little help from their dads, they make a surprising discovery. A funny and heartwarming story about this and that and everything in between.
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Footpath Flowers

Footpath Flowers

JonArno Lawson ,  Sydney Smith

$14.99
From award-winning poet JonArno Lawson comes a beautifully illustrated wordless picture book - an ode to the importance of small things, small people and small gestures. Now in paperback!

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

Bunny Burrow Buyer's Book: A Tale of Rabbit Real Estate

Steve Light

$32.99
Mr. and Mrs. Rabbit are having baby bunnies, and their burrow-for-two is just too small to accommodate a growing family. Time to call the forest real estate agent! As anyone searching for a new home must, the Rabbits look at a lot of different places, each one appealing in its own way, but none of them quite is right! Will they find the perfect new home to call their own? With gorgeous artwork and exquisite production, this lovely little volume makes a fine gift for any new homeowner, and particularly for those with small children.
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City Trails - New York

City Trails - New York

Lonely Planet Kids

$19.99
Here's a book about New York that's seriously streetwise! Let Marco and Amelia, our Lonely Planet explorers, take you off the tourist trail and guide you on a journey through New York you'll never forget. This book is perfect for anyone who has been to New York, plans to go there or is just interested in finding out more about this amazing city! Discover New York's best-kept secrets, amazing stories and loads of other cool stuff from the comfort of your own home or while visiting the city! But, you don't have to be a visitor or armchair traveller to enjoy this - New Yorkers are sure to learn new things about their very own city too! Find out what's lurking in the pumpkin garden, why you might find cows underground, how eating hotdogs could make you rich and lots more! For readers ages 8 and up.
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City Trails - Paris

City Trails - Paris

Lonely Planet Kids

$19.99
Here's a book about Paris that's seriously streetwise! Let Marco and Amelia, our Lonely Planet explorers, take you off the tourist trail and guide you on a journey through Paris you'll never forget. This book is perfect for anyone who has been to Paris, plans to go there or is just interested in finding out more about this amazing city! Discover Paris's best-kept secrets, amazing stories and loads of other cool stuff from the comfort of your own home, or while out and about in the city. Find out where you can ride a dodo, how to paint the Eiffel Tower, where Paris keeps its historic underpants and lots more! For ages 8 and up.
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City Trails - London

City Trails - London

Lonely Planet Kids

$19.99
Here's a book about London that's seriously streetwise! Let Marco and Amelia, our Lonely Planet explorers, take you off the tourist trail and guide you on a journey through London that you'll never forget. This book is perfect for anyone who has been to London, plans to go there or is just interested in finding out more about this amazing city! Discover London's best-kept secrets, amazing stories and loads of other cool stuff from the comfort of your own home or while visiting the city! But, you don't have to be a visitor or armchair traveller to enjoy this - Londoners are sure to learn new things about their very own city too! Find out how an old parrot hit the headlines, where you can purchase a tin of panic or some tasty brain jam, what the weirdest item ever left on a bus was and lots more! For readers ages 8 and up.
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Sophie Someone

Sophie Someone

Hayley Long

$16.99
Shortlisted for the Costa Children's Book Award. A remarkable tale of confusion and betrayal - and a very special girl called Sophie. 'Some stories are hard to tell. Even to your very best friend. And some words are hard to get out of your mouth. Because they spell out secrets that are too huge to be spoken out loud. But if you bottle them up, you might burst. So here's my story. Told the only way I dare tell it.' Sophie Nieuwenleven is sort of English and sort of Belgian. Sophie and her family came to live in Belgium when she was only four or five years old, but she's fourteen now and has never been quite sure why they left England in the first place. Then, one day, Sophie makes a startling discovery. Finally Sophie can unlock the mystery of who she really is. This is a story about identity and confusion - and feeling so utterly freaked out that you just can't put it into words. But it's also about hope. And the belief that, somehow, everything will work out OK.
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Fire Up: Football High #2

Fire Up: Football High #2

Patrick Loughlin

$14.99
Problems on and off the field arise as things heat up at Football High! On paper, Nick has settled into life at the National School of Football. He's made the rep squad and is playmaker for the NSF Cannons. However, living in the shadow of his famous footballer father hasn't become any easier, especially since Nick is struggling to keep a secret from everyone at school: he doesn't even know his dad! With Kane Kruger stirring Nick at every opportunity, the truth looks set to be exposed and with it his cool, his cred and his footballing ability. To top it off, there's also the little problem of girls u Grace won't give Nick the time of day and Lexi won't leave him alone. Can Nick find a way to ignore all the distractions and kick some desperately needed goals for the Cannons in the State Cup Knockout?
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Young Gun: Football High #1

Young Gun: Football High #1

Patrick Loughlin

$14.99
Can the new recruits kick it with the best young talent in the country? Twelve-year-old Nick dreams about football u and his dreams are big: state squad, Joeys, A-League, Socceroos ...and that's just for starters! So when Nick wins a scholarship to the prestigious National School of Football, his dreams look set to come true. What Nick doesn't realise is that he's just another young gun in a place brimming with skilled footballers. Enter Bazzo, Lexi, Grace, Kristy and Kane. With schoolmates like these, Nick figures his time at the NSF will be unforgettable. And when word gets out that Nick's dad is none other than former Socceroo and Arsenal star Shane Young, Nick's prediction comes true in the worst possible way. All eyes are on him. Does Nick have what it takes to make it at Football High or will reality hit like a well-struck football to the back of the net?
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This is Not A Bedtime Story

This is Not A Bedtime Story

Will Mabbitt ,  Fred Blunt

$17.99
Sophie doesn't want a story time filled with cute kittens and birthday parties, she wants rocket-launching helicopters and a giant robot dinosaur! Clever, funny and heart-racingly exciting, this is a book to inspire and delight every little girl and boy. And one thing's for sure. Bedtime will never be the same again.
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A Hide-and-Seek Alphabet Book - ABC

A Hide-and-Seek Alphabet Book - ABC

Make Believe

$12.99
An innovative book with lots of search-and-find activities to keep children busy! Read the fun, rhyming text, then explore the busy alphabetical pictures to see what you can find! Children will have fun exploring the stunning illustrations in the busy scenes.
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My First Book of Colours

My First Book of Colours

Scholastic

$9.99
This bright, engaging board book provides a great introduction to the world of colour for young readers. With simple labels and fun pictures that encourage children to learn both their primary and secondary colours, this book is guaranteed to spark the imagination of its reader.
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Edge of Extinction

Edge of Extinction

Laura Martin

$16.99
In this thrilling new action-adventure series. Two hundred years ago, the first dinosaur was successfully cloned. Soon after, the human race realized they'd made a colossal mistake...The dregs of humanity have been driven into hiding, living in underground Compounds. Thirteen year old Sky Mundy's father was part of the inner circle of Compound leaders until five years ago he mysteriously disappeared. Now the time has come for Sky to try and track him down. Along with her best friend Shawn, she steps out into the world above, a world of rampaging dinosaurs, but also a full of surprises, where Sky is about to learn that just about everything she's been taught has been a lie, and the dinosaurs might not be the most dangerous predators out there Now Sky not only has to solve the mystery of her father's disappearance - she also has to save the world.
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Australia's Best Inventions

Australia's Best Inventions

Karen McGhee

$14.95
From the stump-jump plough to wi-fi, Australia is filled with innovative men and women who have solved all kinds of problems!    Learn all about great Aussie breakthroughs in medicine, safety and technology, and discover the origins of some true-blue classics!
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World's Most Deadly

World's Most Deadly

Karen McGhee

$14.95
Take a world trip with us as we go on safari to meet the most dangerous creatures in the animal kingdom. From the fierce grizzly to the poisonous deathstalker scorpion, we've profiled more than 50 of the world's most deadly animals.
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The House at Pooh Corner

The House at Pooh Corner

A. A. Milne

$21.99
'One day when Pooh Bear had nothing else to do, he thought he would do something, so he went round to Piglet's house to see what Piglet was doing.' This is the second classic children's story by A.A. Milne about Winnie-the-Pooh and his friends in the Hundred Acre Wood. In this volume Pooh meets the irrepressible Tigger for the first time, learns to play Poohsticks and sets a trap for a Heffalump. In this stunning edition of The House at Pooh Corner, A.A. Milne's classic characters are once again brought to life by E.H. Shepard's illustrations.
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Now We are Six

Now We are Six

A. A. Milne

$21.99
'But now I am Six, I'm as clever as clever. So I think I'll be six now for ever and ever!' Curl up with Winnie-the-Pooh and Christopher Robin in A. A. Milne's classic book of poetry for children, Now We Are Six. This work includes poems for children which feature Pooh helping Christopher Robin with his schoolwork (if helping is the word). It is an evocation of childhood, through the eyes of the six-year-old Robin. Featuring E. H. Shepard's original illustrations, Now We Are Six is a heart-warming and funny introduction to children's poetry, offering the same sense of humour, imagination and whimsy that we've come to expect from his favourite books about Winnie-the-Pooh, that Bear of Very Little Brain. Do you own all the classic Pooh titles? Winnie-the-Pooh The House at Pooh Corner; When We Were Very Young; Now We Are Six. Also look out for Return to the Hundred Acre Wood and The Best Bear in all the World (coming soon). Pooh ranks alongside other beloved character such as Paddington Bear, and Peter Rabbit as an essential part of our literary heritage. Whether you're 5 or 55, Pooh is the bear for all ages.
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When We Were Very Young

When We Were Very Young

A. A. Milne ,  E. H. Shepard

$21.99
'They're changing guard at Buckingham Palace - Christopher Robin went down with Alice.' Curl up with A. A. Milne's classic book of poetry for children, When We Were Very Young. This is the first volume of rhymes written especially for children by Milne - as popular now as when they were first written. Featuring E. H. Shepard's original illustrations, this collection is a heart-warming and funny introduction to children's poetry, offering the same sense of humour, imagination and whimsy that we've come to expect from Milne's favourite books about Winnie-the-Pooh, that Bear of Very Little Brain.
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Winnie-the-Pooh

Winnie-the-Pooh

A. A. Milne ,  E. H. Shepard

$21.99
Curl up with a true children's classic by reading A.A. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh. Winnie-the-Pooh may be a bear of very little brain, but thanks to his friends Piglet, Eeyore and, of course, Christopher Robin, he's never far from an adventure. In this story Pooh gets into a tight place, nearly catches a Woozle and heads off on an 'expotition' to the North Pole with the other animals. In this stunning edition of Winnie-the-Pooh, A.A. Milne's world-famous story is once again brought to life by E.H. Shepard's illustrations. Heart-warming and funny, Milne's masterpiece reflects the power of a child's imagination like no other story before or since. This charming edition is the ideal gift book for children of 5 to 55.
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Kill the Boy Band

Kill the Boy Band

Goldy Moldavsky

$16.99
Fangirls get a bad rap all the time - people say we're weird, hysterical, obsessed, certifiable. But those people don't understand. Just because we're fangirls, doesn't mean we're crazy. It's important you know that up front. Because everything I'm about to tell you is going to seem ...well, crazy. From thrilling debut author Goldy Moldavsky comes Kill The Boy Band, a pitch-black, hilarious take on modern fandom and the badass girls who have the power to make - or break - the people we call 'celebrities'.
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We Planted a Tree

We Planted a Tree

Diane Muldrow ,  Bob Staake

$16.99
In this simple poem with environmental themes, illustrated by award-winning artist Bob Staake, two young families in two very different parts of the world each plant a tree. As the trees flourish, so do the families... while trees all over the world help clean the air, enrich the soil, and give fruit and shade. With a nod to Kenya s successful Green Belt Movement, Diane Muldrow s elegant text celebrates the life and hope that every tree from Paris to Brooklyn to Tokyo brings to our planet. Now in paperback, this book can be enjoyed by children in classrooms everywhere.
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The Opposite Zoo

The Opposite Zoo

Il Sung Na

$32.99
From the creator of A Book of Sleep and A Book of Babies comes a beautiful new book of animals and opposites! The sky is dark and the Opposite Zoo is CLOSED. But the monkey's cage is OPEN! Time to explore. . . Follow the monkey as he visits all the animals in the zoo: fast and slow, big and small, noisy and quiet, soft and prickly! Filled with energetic illustrations, friendly animals, and a clear, simple text all wrapped up in a gorgeous package The Opposite Zoo is a fun and lively introduction to animals and opposites for the youngest picture-book audience.
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The Barefoot Book of Earth Poems

The Barefoot Book of Earth Poems

Judith Nicholls ,  Beth Krommes

$19.99
Poems and illustrations from many cultures come together in this colorful celebration of our beautiful and fragile planet, inspiring readers to look after this earth that is our home.
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We are All Made of Molecules

We are All Made of Molecules

Susin Nielsen

$19.99
Meet Stewart. He's geeky, gifted and sees things a bit differently to most people. His mum has died and he misses her all the more now he and Dad have moved in with Ashley and her mum. Meet Ashley. She's popular, cool and sees things very differently to her new family. Her dad has come out and moved out - but not far enough. And now she has to live with a freakazoid step-brother. Stewart can't quite fit in at his new school, and Ashley can't quite get used to her totally awkward home, which is now filled with some rather questionable decor. And things are about to get a whole lot more mixed up when these two very different people attract the attention of school hunk Jared...
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Jessica's Ghost

Jessica's Ghost

Andrew Norriss

$17.99
Francis has never had a friend like Jessica before. She's the first person he's ever met who can make him feel completely himself. Jessica has never had a friend like Francis before. Not just because he's someone to laugh with every day - but because he's the first person who has ever been able to see her... Jessica's Ghost is a funny, moving and beautiful book by a master storyteller, about the power of friendship to shine a warm light into dark places.
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Julius Zebra: Bundle with the Britons

Julius Zebra: Bundle with the Britons

Gary Northfield ,  Gary Northfield

$17.99
After the huge success of Rumble with the Romans!, celebrated author and illustrator Gary Northfield creates another brilliantly fast-paced, funny and utterly bonkers adventure for Julius Zebra and his hapless pals to go on. Emperor Hadrian has one last favour to ask of the gladiator animals before he will grant them their greatest wish - freedom. They must go to the far-off and strange land of Britain to win over the crowds of his empire. But this will be no happy-go-lucky holiday...Instead of buckets and spades, our stripy hero and his friends will need all their powers and wits about them if they're going to survive their most wild and rebellious opponents yet. Cram-packed with jokes and bursting with action, this is a hilarious romp and mad-cap introduction to Roman Britain.
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Julius Zebra: Rumble with the Romans!

Julius Zebra: Rumble with the Romans!

Gary Northfield ,  Gary Northfield

$12.99
From the hilarious, celebrated cartoonist Gary Northfield - author of The Terrible Tales of the Teenytinysaurs! - comes a brand-new illustrated chapter book series set in Roman times! From a smelly watering hole deep in the heart of the Serengeti to the ferocious clamour of the Colosseum, join Julius Zebra and his motley menagerie of friends as they gear up to be ...gladiators! Only if they win the love of the Roman crowds will they win back their freedom. But do Julius and his pals have what it takes to succeed in a world where only the meanest and toughest survive? Madagascar meets Gladiator in this exciting, action-packed and hysterically funny story brimming with entertaining Roman facts.
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The Nest

The Nest

Kenneth Oppel ,  Jon Klassen

$24.99
The first time I saw them, I thought they were angels. The baby is sick. Mom and Dad are sad. And all Steve has to do is say, Yes to fix everything. But yes is a powerful word. It is also a dangerous one. And once it is uttered, can it be taken back? Treading the thin line between dreams and reality, Steve is stuck in a nightmare he can't wake up from and that nobody else understands. And all the while, the wasps' nest is growing, and the 'angel' keeps visiting Steve in the night. A haunting coming of age story that will hold you captive, The Nest is lyrical, surreal and one of the most moving stories you'll read this year.
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Funny Stories for 7 Year Olds

Funny Stories for 7 Year Olds

Helen Paiba

$14.99
Funny Stories For 7-Year-Olds is a bright and varied selection of wonderfully entertaining stories by some of the very best writers for children. Perfect for reading alone or aloud - and for dipping into time and time again. With stories from Dick King-Smith, Michael Bond, Philippa Gregory, Jacqueline Wilson and many more, this book will provide hours of fantastic fun.
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Funny Stories for 8 Year Olds

Funny Stories for 8 Year Olds

Helen Paiba

$14.99
Funny Stories For 8-Year-Olds is a bright and varied selection of wonderfully entertaining stories by some of the very best writers for children. Perfect for reading alone or aloud - and for dipping into time and time again With stories from Judy Blume, Anne Fine, Dick King-Smith, Morris Gleitzman and many more, this book will provide hours of fantastic fun.
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Exposure

Exposure

Mal Peet

$18.99
A breathtaking retelling of Othello set in South America, by Carnegie Medal-winning author Mal Peet. Winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize. Revered as a national hero ...married to the desirable Desmerelda ...cherished by the media ...football star, Otello, has it all. But a sensational club transfer sparks a media frenzy, and when he is wrongly implicated in a scandal, the footballer's life turns into a tragic spiral of destruction. South America's top sports journalist, Paul Faustino, witnesses the power of the media in making and breaking people's lives.
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Keeper

Keeper

Mal Peet

$18.99
The award-winning first novel from Carnegie Medal-winning Mal Peet introduces legendary sports journalist Paul Faustino and the haunting tale of the world's greatest goalkeeper: the man they call El Gato, the Cat . As Paul interviews El Gato, the World Cup stands on the table between them. In the hours that follow, El Gato tells his incredible story - how he, a poor logger's son, learns to become a World Cup-winning goalkeeper so good he is almost unbeatable. And the most remarkable part of this story is the man who teaches him: the mysterious Keeper, who haunts a football pitch at the heart of the claustrophobic rainforest...
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The Penalty

The Penalty

Mal Peet

$18.99
In the second of the Paul Faustino novels by Carnegie Medal-winning author Mal Peet, teenage football prodigy El Brujito, the Little Magician , has vanished without a trace and Paul finds himself reluctantly drawn into the mystery. As the city of San Juan pulses to summer's sluggish beat, Paul gets more than he bargained for as a story of corruption and murder unfolds, forcing him to confront a bitter history of slavery and the power of the occult.
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Summer Days and Summer Nights: Twelve Summer Romances

Summer Days and Summer Nights: Twelve Summer Romances

Stephanie Perkins

$22.99
Summer Days and Summer Nights is a beautiful collection of twelve gorgeously romantic short stories, by some of the most talented and exciting YA authors writing today. Collected together by Stephanie Perkins, the editor behind My True Love Gave to Me, this wonderful collection of summer romances will delight all fans of YA. Summer Days and Summer Nights includes stories by: Leigh Bardugo Nina LaCour Libba Bray Francesca Lia Block Stephanie Perkins Tim Federle Veronica Roth Jon Skovran Brandy Colbert Cassandra Clare Jennifer E Smith Lev Grossman
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Super Good Skills (Almost): Tom Gates #10

Super Good Skills (Almost): Tom Gates #10

Liz Pichon

$16.99
Look out! Tom, Delia and the whole Gates family (Fossils included) are going on holiday. How will Tom manage to keep himself busy on the most boring campsite ever? By doodling, of course! An exciting new story with doodle your own elements from award-winning and best-selling author Liz Pichon.
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Who's Next? Guess Who!

Who's Next? Guess Who!

Anton Poitier

$14.95
This amusing guessing game book is entertaining and educational for pre-schoolers. Featuring a cast of quirky animals on each spread, children are prompted by questions to guess who will appear on the next page and who's leaving the page. The guessing game nature of this book allows children to use their analytical skills of concentration, thinking and observation to provide the correct answers. The cute and colourful animal illustrations ensure children are interested, with the interactive nature of the book keeping them engaged. Development of early learning analytical skills in an interactive and fun game-like way. Features perennial children's favourite characters - animals. Cute and quirky illustrations to amuse and delight children. A perfect activity for caregivers and children to share.
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The Fall of Butterflies

The Fall of Butterflies

Andrea Portes

$19.99
Willa Parker, 646th and least-popular resident of What Cheer, Iowa, is headed east to start a new life. Did she choose this life? No, because that would be too easy-and nothing in Willa's life is easy. It's her famous genius mother's idea to send her to ultra-expensive, ultra-exclusive Pembroke Prep, but Willa has no intention of fitting in at Pembroke. She's not staying long, she decides. Not at this school-and not on this planet. But when she meets peculiar, glittering Remy Taft, the richest, most mysterious girl on campus, she starts to see a foothold in this foreign world-a place where she could maybe, possibly, sort of fit in. When Willa looks at Remy, she sees a girl who has everything. But for Remy, having everything comes at a price. And as she spirals out of control, Willa can feel Remy spinning right out of her grasp. In Willa's secret heart, all she's ever wanted is to belong. But if Remy, the girl who gave her this world, is slip-sliding away, is Willa meant to follow her down? Andrea Portes's incandescent, heartfelt novel explores the meaning of friendship, new beginnings, and the precarious joy and devastating pain of finding home in a place-a person-with wings.
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Zoo Rescue: Ella and Olivia #17

Zoo Rescue: Ella and Olivia #17

Yvette Poshoglian ,  Danielle McDonald

$7.99
Ella and Olivia are going to the zoo. But when a cheeky penguin gets into mischief, can the girls lend a helping hand?
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Playtown: Emergency

Playtown: Emergency

Roger Priddy

$12.99
Playtown emergency services are always busy, working hard to keep the people of Playtown safe! Children will be fascinated to discover more about the firefighters, police, and rescue crews who work in Playtown, as well as the vehicles and machinery they use to help do their jobs. On every page of this busy book, there are fun flaps to lift that tell children more about the pictures above, and in the back of the book is a big scene to fold out that brings the emergency workers and their vehicles to life.
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My First Alphabet

My First Alphabet

Roger Priddy

$12.99
From A is for Apple to Z is for Zebra, this touch-and-feel board book is perfect to help babies and toddlers learn their alphabet. Each letter is represented by a familiar object or friendly animal character, all of which are designed in a highly appealing, charming and engaging illustration style. From fabric to flocking to glitter, every spread has a stimulating touch-and-feel texture for little hands to reach out to and explore. Builds language and speech skills and aids sensory development.
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Rasmas

Rasmas

Elizabeth Pulford ,  Jenny Cooper

$15.99
Little Danny and his dad live on Gran's farm, and Rasmas the kid goat has been a part of Danny's life for as long as he remembers. Like Danny, Rasmas has no mum. Goat and boy become inseparable. But eventually, there is a new 'mum' on the scene, a move resulting in a sad goodbye between Danny and Rasmas. Danny is heartbroken, but he and Rasmas still have adventures together in his dreams, until one day, Dad and his new mum have a happy surprise for him.
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Shrieking Violet

Shrieking Violet

Emma Quay

$14.99
You know, the smallest person can make the most noise. Meet my sister, Violet! Violet shouts the loudest, but that doesn't make her the star. A warm and funny peek at family life from award-winning author - illustrator Emma Quay. Ages 2-5
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Space Maze Book

Space Maze Book

Kirsteen Robson

$16.99
Lots of amazing mazes set in space, each one completely different from the one before. Many of the mazes contain extra puzzles to solve and challenges to complete en route, and the mazes get gradually more and more difficult throughout the book, pushing children to develop their problem-solving and visual recognition skills.
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Under the Sea Picture Puzzle Book

Under the Sea Picture Puzzle Book

Kirsteen Robson ,  Gareth Lucas

$19.99
Every page in this gorgeously illustrated, gifty hardback puzzle book is teeming with underwater creatures and objects to spot, match, count and name, and hundreds of delightful details to talk about. Children will love spotting three crabs with the same shell, finding the juggling octopus and more. Answers are provided at the back of the book.
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The Adventures of Water

The Adventures of Water

Malcolm Rose ,  Sean Sims

$24.99
This is an interactive, rip-roaring pop-up journey with the most influential substance of all time. (Water). Pull tabs, spin wheels, flip flaps and reveal the Giant pop-ups to learn all you ever needed to know about water. Water has been on Earth for millions and millions of years - but how much do you really know about it? Read this book to discover: Where did water come from? How much water is there on Earth? How many molecules are there in a raindrop? And much, much more! With colourful, graphic illustrations, engaging bite size facts and surprising statistics covering vital curriculum topics like the water cycle, you'll never look at water the same way again.
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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

$18.99
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.
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What's So Special About Shakespeare?

What's So Special About Shakespeare?

Michael Rosen ,  Nayler Sarah

$14.99
So what was it like to live in Shakespeare's time? What do we actually know about him? And how does someone become that famous? These are just a few of the questions addressed in this lively and accessible book on the life and works of William Shakespeare by award-winning author Michael Rosen. Ideal for browsing, the text is divided into clear sections and includes studies of four of Shakespeare's plays, intriguing facts and information about Shakespeare himself and the world at this time, accompanied by a useful timeline.
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The Misadventures of Max Crumbly: Locker Hero

The Misadventures of Max Crumbly: Locker Hero

Rachel Renee Russell

$16.99
A brand-new series from #1 bestselling Dork Diaries author Rachel Renee Russell! Introducing Max Crumbly, the new Dork on the block...Max is about to face the scariest place he's ever been - South Ridge Middle School! He has been home-schooled by his grandmother until now, and he's begged his parents to finally let him start attending a real school. He's starting to question that choice, though, with the Doug aka Thug Thurston Problem. As in, Thug keeps stuffing Max in his locker. If only Max could be like the hero in all the comics he likes to read - or the ones he draws - and magically escape the locker and defeat Thug. Unfortunately, Max's uncanny, almost superhuman ability to smell pizza from a block away won't exactly save any lives or foil bad guys. But that doesn't mean Max won't do his best to be the hero his school needs!
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The Quick Expert's Guide to Computing & Programming

The Quick Expert's Guide to Computing & Programming

Shahneila Saeed

$18.99
Have you ever played a computer game and then wondered how it was made? Are you a gaming whizz with a taste for all things techie? Then this is the book for you. A perfect guide to learning the skills of computing and programming. Discover how to create your very own computer game - master basic algorithms and instructions, write your own pseudo code, conquer the programming language of Python, and create a game with multiple levels and characters to control.
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Turtle's Tall Tale

Turtle's Tall Tale

Aimee Said ,  Lisa Kerr

$14.95
Turtle was an explorer and loved retelling his wonderful adventures when he returned from his expeditions. But the sea creatures believe Turtle is telling tall tales, so when Turtle sets out on his next adventure in search of the giant golden sunfish, they all follow him Lisa Kerr's bright and vibrant illustrations bring to life adventure stories of these delightful jungle and sea creatures. Detailed panel artwork across each spread allows children to find something new each time they open the book. Surprise gatefold spread at the end.
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Follow Me!

Follow Me!

Ellie Sandall

$14.99
Full of fun and energy, this rhythmic, rhyming story by bright star Ellie Sandall stars some mischievous lemurs. It's time to wake up! Come down from the tree. Follow me, follow me, follow me! Follow the lemurs on their adventure through the jungle - what happens when they meet a snappy crocodile? 'Lyrically written, Follow Me has a mesmeric quality that leaves you wanting to enjoy multiple consecutive readings. A real gem.' Huffington Post
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Emu

Emu

Claire Saxby ,  Graham Byrne

$16.99
In the open forest, Emu gathers granite-green eggs under soft feathers. Emu will care for the eggs and protect the stripy chicks once they hatch. There are many hazards in the forest for this unusual family.
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The Unlikely Story of Bennelong and Phillip

The Unlikely Story of Bennelong and Phillip

Michael Sedunary ,  Bern Emmerichs

$19.95
The Unlikely Story of Bennelong and Phillip is the second book in a series of books from Berbay Publishing exploring first settlement history in Australia.

This extraordinary story about the friendship between Captain Arthur Phillip and the Aboriginal, Bennelong, is one of Australia’s most important and intriguing stories, yet remains largely unknown.

The background of first settlement in Australia (when the first fleet arrived) heightens the polarity between the two worlds of these two people – traditional Aboriginal culture and values versus European culture and values. The book has been beautifully written by Michael Sedunary complimented with the extraordinary artwork by celebrated Australian ceramic artist, Bern Emmerichs.
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William Bligh: A Stormy Story of Tempestuous Times

William Bligh: A Stormy Story of Tempestuous Times

Michael Sedunary ,  Bern Emmerichs

$19.95
Age range 9 to 12 William Bligh: a stormy story of tempestuous times unpeels the layers of some of the most incredible circumstances in Australia's colonial history. Some people may have heard of the famous mutiny on the bounty; others may have heard of the rum rebellion coup; but the details in and around these events are largely unknown and truly extraordinary. This is precisely what the latest book reveals. Beautifully written by Michael Sedunary and complimented with the stunning artwork of Australia's most prominent ceramic artist, Bern Emmerichs - this is an exceptional book. 'Both author and illustrator have brought the tempestuous story of William Bligh to life in this superb history book, which informs, intrigues and involves the reader by asking questions and upturning incorrect facts and prejudices. Bligh was an enthusiastic, ambitious and driven man and this book clearly describes the trajectory that saw him subjected to two mutinies-on the Bounty and the Rum Rebellion.' -Books + Publisher Junior Teacher's notes available here.
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A Tyranny of Petticoats: 15 Stories of Belles, Bank Robbers & Other Badass Girls

A Tyranny of Petticoats: 15 Stories of Belles, Bank Robbers & Other Badass Girls

Jessica Spotswood

$27.99
From an impressive sisterhood of YA writers comes an edge-of-your-seat anthology of historical fiction and fantasy featuring a diverse array of daring heroines. Crisscross America on dogsleds and ships, stagecoaches and trains from pirate ships off the coast of the Carolinas to the peace, love, and protests of 1960s Chicago. Join fifteen of today s most talented writers of young adult literature on a thrill ride through history with American girls charting their own course. They are monsters and mediums, bodyguards and barkeeps, screenwriters and schoolteachers, heiresses and hobos. They're making their own way in often-hostile lands, using every weapon in their arsenals, facing down murderers and marriage proposals. And they all have a story to tell.
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Fuzzy Doodle

Fuzzy Doodle

Melinda Syzmanik ,  Donovan Bixley

$24.99
Fuzzy started as a scribble, just a scrawny little doodle, a smudgey sort of something at the bottom of the page...  He nibbled, chomped and gobbled scrumptious words and tasty colours. They made Fuzzy grow and grow and GROW... Hello!
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Houses Floating Home

Houses Floating Home

Einar Turkowski

$24.99
Houses Floating By is both whimsical and mysterious. Take some time and go on a journey of discovery through a black-and-white pencil world that is more colorful than you might suspect. The illustrations engage through the logic of dream and association, encouraging the reader to create her own stories, while imagining various possibilities. Einar Turkowski grew up in a small town near Kiel, Germany. His first book, It was Dark and Eerily Quiet, received several international awards. All of his work is created using graphite pencils.
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The Usborne's Children's Encyclopedia

The Usborne's Children's Encyclopedia

$24.99
This is a stimulating reference book for young readers covering a wide range of topics from art and animals to new technology. It is arranged thematically and illustrated with over 1500 photos, illustrations and diagrams. It features over 150 QR codes that allow readers to access carefully selected websites, downloadable pictures and quizzes - straight to a mobile phone or tablet. In addition, there are 750 internet links leading to a hand-picked selection of the best websites on a PC.
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100 Things to Know About Space

100 Things to Know About Space

Alex Frith ,  Jerome Martin ,  Alice James ,  Shaw Neilsen

$19.99
A fun and informative book packed with 100 fascinating things to know about space, from how to escape a black hole to why astronauts learn wilderness survival skills. With bright, infographic-style illustrations, detailed facts on every page, a glossary and index, and internet links to specially selected websites for more information.
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Lift-the-Flap Fractions and Decimals

Lift-the-Flap Fractions and Decimals

Rosie Dickins ,  Benedetta Giaufret ,  Enrica Rusina

$19.99
An exciting guide to fractions, decimals and percentages with over 125 flaps to lift to discover what they are and how to use them. Topics include simplifying fractions, improper fractions, and converting to decimals and percentages. Children can also build a fraction wall, meet the fraction families and test their skills with a fraction challenge.
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Hamster Princess: Of Mice and Magic

Hamster Princess: Of Mice and Magic

Ursula Vernon

$21.99
Princess Harriet Hamsterbone is bored. Since the local monsters have all retired, Harriet has had a lot of time on her paws. So when a fairy tells Harriet about twelve mice princesses who are cursed to dance all night long, she happily accepts the quest. Armed with a poncho of invisibility, her trusty battle quail, and some surprise help from her pal Prince Wilbur, Harriet sets off. But when she arrives at the Mouse Kingdom, she discovers there's more to the curse than meets the eye, and trying to help is dangerous business...even for a kick-butt princess.
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The Genius of Leonardo da Vinci

The Genius of Leonardo da Vinci

Guido Visconti ,  Bimbo Landmann

$16.99
Artist, engineer, pacifist, inventor: Leonardo da Vinci was a genius of a very particular kind. This introduction to his life and work is vividly retold through the eyes of his young apprentice, Giacomo, making it easy for young readers to relate to his story.
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Numbers Numbers Everywhere: A Colourful Book of Counting

Numbers Numbers Everywhere: A Colourful Book of Counting

Samantha Meredith ,  Libby Walden

$19.99
Welcome to a colourful world of counting! In this icon-based graphic board book about numbers, children will have fun learning to count on every spread. The raised pieces and die cuts on every page as well as the bright artwork from Samantha Meredith help to make counting fun!
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The First Hippo on the Moon

The First Hippo on the Moon

David Walliams

$14.99
From Number One bestselling picture book duo, David Walliams and Tony Ross, comes this explosively funny space adventure for children of 3 and up. Two big hippos. One ENORMOUS dream. Who can make it to the moon first? 3 ...2 ...1 ...BLAST OFF! Introducing a wonderfully charming and funny new picture book from two superstars!
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The Slightly Annoying Elephant

The Slightly Annoying Elephant

David Walliams ,  Tony Ross

$14.99
Number one bestselling author David Walliams presents his first picture book for children of 3 and up, illustrated by artistic genius Tony Ross. What's big, blue, bossy, and turns up uninvited? A slightly annoying elephant, of course! Introducing a magnificently warm and funny picture book from two remarkable talents. Adopt your copy today!
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The Whale in My Swimming Pool

The Whale in My Swimming Pool

Joyce Wan

$14.99
One sunny day, a little boy heads outside for a swim, but his pool is already taken ...There's a big whale in the water and it's not budging! The boy tries everything to get the whale to leave. Nothing seems to work. Not fetch. Not tag. Not even offering the whale his allowance. What's a boy to do? Luckily, he comes up with the perfect solution: if you can't beat 'em, join 'em. This colourful whale of a tale from the talented Joyce Wan is sure to inspire giggles from little guppies.
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Baby's Very First Cot Book Night Time

Baby's Very First Cot Book Night Time

Fiona Watt ,  Stella Baggott

$16.99
Babies will love to hug and play with this enchanting, concertina cot book made from cloth and stuffed for extra softness. The wordless pages show friendly animals flying through the stars on a rocket or cosy in their woodland homes. With short ties to attach the book to a cot or baby gym and a keepsake box, this is a lovely gift for a new baby.
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Baby's Very First Cot Book Train

Baby's Very First Cot Book Train

Fiona Watt ,  Stella Baggott

$16.99
This soft cloth, concertina cot book is stuffed for extra squishiness, perfect for little babies to play with. The wordless pages are full of friendly animals waiting at the station and riding the brightly-coloured train. There are short ties to attach the book to a cot or baby gym, and a keepsake box too. A wonderful present for a new arrival.
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Clever Trevor's Stupendous Inventions

Clever Trevor's Stupendous Inventions

Andrew Weldon

$9.99
Trevor's nasty teacher, Mr Schmedric, doesn't appreciate his brilliant inventions. But when Mr Schmedric starts stealing and selling them and making a fortune - it's war!
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The Kid with the Amazing Head

The Kid with the Amazing Head

Andrew Weldon

$9.99
Steven wakes up one day to find that he can make his head do anything he wants! He can look like other people. He can shove a piano up his nose. Will he use his head for good or evil? Maybe a little of both...
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In the Dark, in the Woods

In the Dark, in the Woods

Eliza Wass

$16.99
Castley Creswell is seventeen. She lives with her three brothers and two sisters in a big house in the woods. Her mom doesn't speak and her dad keeps telling her that God hates the world. Castley can't bring herself to hate the world. She likes the woods, for one thing. School can be fun, sometimes. And then there's boys. God definitely hates fun and boys. Castley loves her brothers and sisters, too. Even if they annoy her. Even if they are scared to death of Father. Even if they're too scared to run. Father wants Castley and her siblings to stay in the family forever. And he'll do whatever it takes to keep them there, even if it means the Creswell kids never get to grow up at all... What if survival means Castley must leave her brothers and sisters behind?
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The Butterfly Garden

The Butterfly Garden

Laura Weston

$26.99
An egg, a feast, a change ...The fascinating life cycle of the monarch butterfly is brought to life in this special lift-the-flap book with illustrations from printmaker Laura Weston. Told in simple language with black-and-white illustrations, the book's many flaps can be lifted to reveal flashes of exquisite colour. Watch the monarch butterfly change from egg to caterpillar to butterfly and then go on an incredible journey as it migrates for winter.
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Bad Apple

Bad Apple

Matt Whyman

$16.99
A riotous dark comedy teeming with delightfully unacceptable behaviour. Like all good law-abiding citizens, sixteen-year-old Maurice no longer considers going off the rails as just a teenage phase. It can only mean the mark of a troll... But these trolls aren't confined to causing trouble online: now they're in our homes, on our streets and have ruined life as we know it. As a rule Maurice tries to avoid trouble - until the day he crosses paths with Wretch, a very bad apple indeed. And with tensions rising, can these two teens put their differences aside in order to survive?
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The Secret Pirate

The Secret Pirate

Elli Woollard ,  Laura Ellen Anderson

$14.99
Lil is a pirate, a good sort of pirate, and when there is someone to save, she'll do what is right (if it takes her all night). Yes, she'll always be bold and be brave. When evil pirate Stinkbeard tries to kidnap Lil's teacher, it's up to schoolgirl and secret pirate, Lil, to come to the rescue. In story two it's sports day, but there's a very hungry croc on the loose. Can Lil and her trusty parrot, Carrot, scare Stinkbeard and his pet croc away? Swashbuckle Lil: The Secret Pirate, by author Elli Woollard and illustrator Laura Ellen Anderson, is the first in an exciting series with two rip-roaringly rhyming, brilliantly illustrated stories in each book which make the perfect transition from parent-led to independent reading.
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National Geographic Kids Everything Sports

National Geographic Kids Everything Sports

Eric Zweig

$24.99
Become an expert on sports, just in time for the 2016 Olympics! From archery to zip lining this book covers EVERYTHING about the world's favorite team and individual sports. With stunning visuals and energetic, impactful design, readers won't stop until they've learned everything there is to know about the history, rules and regs, training, and practice of dozens of athletic pursuits. Includes popular sports such as baseball, basketball, football, soccer, tennis, and quirkier sports such as fencing, curling, and table tennis.
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