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Prisoner of the Black Hawk: Mapmaker Chronicles #2

Prisoner of the Black Hawk: Mapmaker Chronicles #2

A. L. Tait

$14.99

In the second thrilling instalment of the Mapmaker Chronicles, Quinn is taken prisoner by a ruthless enemy.

As the race to map the world continues, so does farmboy turned reluctant adventurer Quinn's voyage into the unknown. After docking in an exotic foreign port, Quinn is captured by ruthless Gelynion explorer Juan Forden. Is this the end of the race for Quinn - or just the beginning of another incredible adventure? The Mapmaker Chronicles continue in this rollicking story, filled with strange lands, dangerous creatures, secrets, pirates and fierce battles.
The Whispering Trees: Thickety #2

The Whispering Trees: Thickety #2

J A White ,  Andrea Offermann

$19.99

ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- The first book , Thickety, was brilliantly realised and definitely one of my favourite reads last year! Now we follow the brave and resourceful Kara and her brother Taff as they try to make their way through the snares and snarls of the threatening Thickety. As they try to elude the dark ruler of the forest, they meet up with many perils of other sorts, not least an uneasy alliance with a witch who claims she seeks the redemption that can only come from helping Kara deal with her magical abilities. But Mary Kettle may have ulterior motives, and other creatures in the realm may be less unpredictable - or are they? In a place where trust is easily misplaced, and Sordyr sees all, what are Kara and Taff to do? As with Thickety, this book turns out to have twists and surprises, and is every bit as fabulous and enthralling! Lindy

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For fans of Neil Gaiman, The Whispering Trees, book two in the Thickety series by J. A. White. It is the story of a good witch, a bad witch, and a forest demon, trapped together in a world that is both enchanting and dangerous.After Kara Westfall's village turns on her for practicing witchcraft, she and her brother, Taff, flee to the one place they know they won't be followed: the Thickety. Only this time the Forest Demon, Sordyr, is intent on keeping them there. Sordyr is not the Thickety's only danger: unknown magic lurks behind every twist and shadow of the path.And then they discover Mary Kettle, an infamous witch with a horrifying past. She offers to lead them out of the Thickety while teaching Kara how to cast spells without a grimoire. The children are hesitant to trust her... but this could be their only chance to escape.Or the first step down a dark and wicked path.
The Greatest Gatsby: A Visual Book of Grammar

The Greatest Gatsby: A Visual Book of Grammar

Tohby Riddle

$24.99

Introducing a new, visually engaging way of presenting grammar. Appealing to the senses and the emotions with colour, texture, humour and drama, this book seeks to make the subject of grammar not only more intelligible to more people, but more memorable.
The Last Place

The Last Place

Michael Adams

$19.99

Danby is desperately fighting to save the last of humanity. But with Jack's sinister influence more powerful than ever, Danby's one hope for freeing his minions - and her little brother - seems lost. The only option now for the few survivors not under Jack's control is escape at any cost. Danby will also have to confront a danger much closer to home as she realises what she risks in the ferocious battle that looms. Embracing a brutal warrior code might save Danby's life, but the price is high. In the explosive final act of the Last trilogy, Danby must save who she can, even if it means abandoning hope for her last remaining family. With soldiers, marauders and toxic bushfires closing in, she has no choice but to fight before she can take flight.
The Pause

The Pause

John Larkin

$19.99

One moment. One pause. One whole new life. Declan seems to have it all: a family that loves him, friends he's known for years, a beautiful girlfriend he would go to the ends of the earth for. But there's something in Declan's past that just won't go away, that pokes and scratches at his thoughts when he's at his most vulnerable. Declan feels as if nothing will take away that pain that he has buried deep inside for so long. So he makes the only decision he thinks he has left: the decision to end it all. Or does he? As the train approaches and Declan teeters at the edge of the platform, two versions of his life are revealed. In one, Declan watches as his body is destroyed and the lives of those who loved him unravel. In the other, Declan pauses before he jumps. And this makes all the difference. From author of The Shadow Girl, winner of the Victorian Premier's Literary Awards 2012 Prize for Writing for Young Adults, comes a breathtaking new novel that will make you reconsider the road you're travelling and the tracks you're leaving behind.
Prince of Afghanistan

Prince of Afghanistan

Louis Nowra

$16.99

Black parachutes fall from the sky: young soldiers - and a dog - on a rescue mission in a remote part of Afghanistan. But the mission ends in chaos, and Mark and Prince embark on a perilous journey through enemy territory. They depend on each other to survive. A dramatic and powerful story of war and the bond between a young soldier and a dog, from the acclaimed author of Into That Forest.
Lifespan of Starlight

Lifespan of Starlight

Thalia Kalkipsakis

$19.95

The first in a thrilling new trilogy of epic proportions from best-selling children's author Thalia Kalkipsakis. A fresh take on the time tripping genre, The Lifespan of Starlight is Gattaca meets The Time Traveler's Wife. It already lies dormant within you: the ability to move within time. In 2084, three teenagers discover the secret to time travel. At first their jumps cover only a few seconds, but soon they master the technique and combat their fear of jumping into the unknown. It's dangerous. It's illegal. And it's utterly worth it for the full-body bliss of each return. As their ability to time jump grows into days and weeks, the group begins to push beyond their limits, with terrifying consequences. Could they travel as far as ten years, to escape the authorities? They are desperate enough to find out. But before they jump they must sure, because it only works in one direction. Once you trip forwards, there's no coming back.
Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda

Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda

Becky Albertalli

$16.99

I didn't one hundred percent believe I was gay. Or maybe I didn't think it was permanent...

Simon Spier is sixteen and trying to work out who he is - and what he's looking for. But when one of Simon's emails to the mysterious Blue falls into the wrong hands, things get all kinds of complicated. If Mum thinks me drinking coffee is big news it's going to be quite a morning. Can Simon find a way to step out of his comfort zone before he's pushed or is it already too late for him and the most adorable guy he's never met? The thing is, once you come out, you can't really go back in. Because, for Simon, falling for Blue is a big deal... It's a holy freaking huge awesome deal.

The best kind of book challenges your assumptions and opens your eyes to a new way of thinking about the world. The best kind of romance makes you forget age, gender and sexual orientation, and sweeps you off your feet. This is the best kind of both.
We All Looked Up

We All Looked Up

Tommy Wallach

$14.99

Before Ardor, we let ourselves be defined by labels - the athlete, the outcast, the slacker, the overachiever. But then we all looked up and everything changed. They said the asteroid would be here in two months. That gave us two months to leave our labels behind. Two months to become something bigger than what we'd been, something that would last even after the end. Two months to really live.
The Guy, the Girl, the Artist and His Ex

The Guy, the Girl, the Artist and His Ex

Gabrielle Williams

$17.99

A rock chick. An artist with attitude. A girl with a past. A party animal. Four lives collide when one of the world's most famous paintings is stolen. It's a mystery that has the nation talking, but while Picasso's Weeping Woman might be absent from the walls of the National Gallery, in other parts of Melbourne the controversial painting's presence is being felt by Guy, Rafi, Luke and Penny for four very different reasons. Life, love, art and one giant party intersect in this offbeat comedy about good intentions, unexpected consequences and the irresistible force of true love.
Hold Me Closer: The Tiny Cooper Story

Hold Me Closer: The Tiny Cooper Story

David Levithan

$19.99

Larger-than-life character Tiny Cooper, from John Green and David Levithan's bestselling novel Will Grayson, Will Grayson, finally tells his own story the only way he knows how - as a stupendous musical. In this novel-in-musical-form, readers will experience all of Hold Me Closer, the autobiographical musical written by and staring Tiny Cooper. Filled with humour, pain, and 'big, lively, belty' musical numbers, readers will finally learn Tiny's full story, from his birth and childhood to his quest for love and his infamous eighteen ex-boyfriends.
The Sky Is Everywhere

The Sky Is Everywhere

Jandy Nelson

$17.95

For fans of John Green, David Levithan and Rainbow Rowell: a beautiful, funny and heartfelt novel about love and forgiveness. Seventeen-year-old Lennie Walker spends her time tucked safely and happily in the shadow of her fiery older sister, Bailey. But when Bailey dies abruptly, Lennie is catapulted to centre stage of her own life - and suddenly finds herself struggling to balance two boys. One boy takes Lennie out of her sorrow; the other comforts her in it. But the two can't collide without Lennie's world exploding...
The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender

The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender

Leslye Walton

$16.95

Foolish love appears to be a Roux family birthright. And for Ava Lavender, a girl born with the wings of a bird, it is an ominous thing to inherit. In her quest to understand her peculiar disposition and a growing desire to join her peers, Ava ventures into the wider world. But it is a dangerous world for a naive girl - a world which may view her as girl or angel. On the night of the summer solstice celebration, the skies open up, rain and feathers fill the air and Ava's journey and her family's saga reaches a devastating crescendo. First-time author Leslye Walton has constructed a layered and unforgettable mythology of what it means to be born with hearts that are tragically, exquisitely human.
Soonchild

Soonchild

Russell Hoban ,  Alexis Deacon

$16.95

Somewhere in the Arctic Circle, Sixteen-Face John, a shaman, learns that his first child, a soonchild, cannot hear the World Songs from her mother's womb. The World Songs are what inspire all newborns to come out into the world, and John must find them for her. But how? The answer takes him through many lifetimes and many shape-shifts, as well as encounters with beasts, demons and a mysterious benevolent owl spirit, Ukpika, who is linked to John's past...
Arsenic for Tea: Wells & Wong Mystery #2

Arsenic for Tea: Wells & Wong Mystery #2

Robin Stevens

$16.99

From the author of Murder Most Unladylike. Schoolgirl detectives Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong are at Daisy's home, Fallingford, for the holidays. Daisy's glamorous mother is throwing a tea party for Daisy's birthday, and the whole family is invited, from eccentric Aunt Saskia to dashing Uncle Felix. But it soon becomes clear that this party isn't really about Daisy at all. Naturally, Daisy is furious. Then one of their party falls seriously, mysteriously ill - and everything points to poison. With wild storms preventing anyone from leaving, or the police from arriving, Fallingford suddenly feels like a very dangerous place to be. Not a single person present is what they seem - and everyone has a secret or two. And when someone very close to Daisy looks suspicious, the Detective Society must do everything they can to reveal the truth ...no matter the consequences.
The Astounding Broccoli Boy

The Astounding Broccoli Boy

Frank Cottrell Boyce

$14.99

Find out why it's not easy being green in the hilarious story from Frank Cottrell Boyce: The Astounding Broccoli Boy! Rory Rooney likes to be prepared for all eventualities. His favourite book is Don't Be Scared, Be Prepared, and he has memorized every page of it. He could even survive a hippo attack. He knows that just because something is unlikely doesn't mean it won't ever happen ...But Rory isn't prepared when he suddenly and inexplicably turns green. Stuck in an isolation ward in a hospital far from home with two other remarkably green children, Rory's as confused by his new condition as the medics seem to be. But what if it's not in their genes, or a virus, or something they ate? What if turning green actually means you've turned into a superhero? Rory can't wait to make it past hospital security and discover exactly what his superpower might be ...
The Island of Dr. Libris

The Island of Dr. Libris

Chris Grabenstein

$16.99

What if your favorite characters came to life? Billy's spending the summer in a lakeside cabin that belongs to the mysterious Dr. Libris. But something strange is going on. Besides the security cameras everywhere, there's Dr. Libris's private bookcase. Whenever Billy opens the books inside, he can hear sounds coming from the island in the middle of the lake. The clash of swords. The twang of arrows. Sometimes he can even feel the ground shaking. It's almost as if the stories he's reading are coming to life! But that's impossible...isn't it?
The Apple Tart of Hope

The Apple Tart of Hope

Sarah Moore Fitzgerald

$15.99

Oscar Dunleavy, who used to make the world's most perfect apple tarts, is missing, presumed dead. No-one seems too surprised, except for Meg, his best friend, and his little brother Stevie. Surrounded by grief and confusion, Meg and Stevie are determined to find out what happened to Oscar, and together they learn about loyalty and friendship and the power of never giving up hope.
Daisy Malone and the Blue Glowing Stone

Daisy Malone and the Blue Glowing Stone

James O'Loghlin

$16.99

Someone has to save the world and that someone is DAISY MALONE. It's Daisy's 12th birthday but she's got more earth-shattering things on her mind. Her father is scared of everything, her mother has disappeared, and she and her dog Ben (a highly intelligent, talking dog - his words!) have just found a mysterious blue glowing stone in the attic. But what is it, and why does everyone want it? A HILARIOUS NEW ADVENTURE FROM THE AUTHOR OF Sir Roderick the not-very brave 'Very funny...Simply delightful, whatever your age' Daily Telegraph
Kerenza

Kerenza

Rosanne Hawke

$15.99

Kerenza isn't sure about leaving her village in Cornwall and taking a ship to Australia, but she can be brave for her dad's sake. Where he sees a farm, she and her Mam see endless bush and flies - millions of them - and hard work from dawn to dusk. It's almost too much to bear, but the Mallee has its own beauty, and family and new-found friends might just make it her home.
New Boy

New Boy

Nick Earls

$14.99

Adjusting to a new country and a new school was never going to be easy for Herschelle. The food is strange, it's so different to South Africa and, worst of all, no one understands the Aussie slang he's learnt on the web. But it's the similarities that make things really hard. Herschelle will have to confront racism, bullying and his own past before Australia can feel like home... A moving, funny new novel by one of Australia's best-loved authors.
Flying High

Flying High

Sally Morgan ,  Ezekiel Kwaymullina ,  Craig Smith

$9.99

Larni is going on a plane to visit her granny up north. She is happy to be away from school, as everyone there seems to be smarter than her. But Granny shows Larni something she is really good at ... and pretty soon she is flying high!
We're All Australians Now

We're All Australians Now

A.B. (Banjo) Paterson ,  Mark Wilson

$24.99

ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- In 1915 Banjo Paterson wrote a poem as an open letter to the troops. Now perhaps it might seem jingoistic, but it captures the flavour of those early war years in a way that present-day writers cannot. Today we forget that the nation was fairly newly formed, and that the men who fought in WWI would have thought of themselves as Victorians or Tasmanians or Queenslanders before they considered themselves Australians. It might not be the best poem Banjo wrote, but it is certainly heartfelt. However it is the quality of the illustrations by Mark Wilson which make this a book worth having. Wilson has taken images from the time and beautifully rendered them using pen and ink, pencil, and acrylic paint, and these tell a story way beyond the poem. Middle primary and up. Lindy

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We're All Australians Now follows the tradition of A & R children's classics such as Mulga's Bill Bicycle and Click Go the Shears. A.B. 'Banjo' Paterson's poem is illustrated by the award-winning Mark Wilson and is a timely contribution to our WWI Centenary publishing program. In 1915 Banjo Paterson wrote as an open letter to the troops a poem he titled 'We're All Australians Now' 'Australia takes her pen in hand, To write a line to you, To let you fellows understand, How proud we are of you.'
Meet... Banjo Paterson

Meet... Banjo Paterson

Kristin Weidenbach ,  James Gulliver Hancock

$24.99

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

Sebastian Lives in a Hat

Thelma Catterwell ,  Kerry Argent

$9.99

When Sebastian was discovered beside the body of his dead mother on the side of a road, he was just four months old. Near death himself, the tiny wombat was nursed by the author until he reached full maturity, and finally returned to the wild. When you read this book you'll learn just how Sebastian's hat came to play such an important part in his life. 'Sebastian Lives in a Hat' was voted Best Children's Book in the 1985 Whitley Awards given by the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales, and was short listed for the 1986 Australian Picture Book of the Year award.
Alice's Food A-Z

Alice's Food A-Z

Alice Zaslavsky ,  Kat Chadwick

$19.95

All the things you ever wanted to know about food and also some things you probably didn't! Dip in and taste this edible adventure by Alice Zaslavsky - former MasterChef contestant and the host of TV quiz show Kitchen Whiz. Packed to the brim with funny food facts, clever cooking tips and kid-friendly recipes, this is a book for the fact-hungry, food-obsessed or those who like to mess about in the kitchen.
Click, Clack Peep!

Click, Clack Peep!

Doreen Cronin ,  Betsy Lewin

$14.99

There's more trouble down on the farm, but for once Duck has nothing to do with it! This time the trouble is a little puff of yellow fluff who just won't go to sleep, and whose play-with-me peeps are keeping the whole barnyard awake with him. Peep! Peep! Peep! How do you get a baby duckling to hit the hay? Poor Farmer Brown will find out -and Duck might just find himself in trouble after all...
Bully

Bully

Laura Vaccaro Seeger

$16.99

Bull doesn't have a kind word for any of his friends. When the other animals ask him to play, he responds in the way he's been taught: Chicken! Slow Coach! You stink! Until, that is, one of his friends decides to stand up to him, and makes him realise what a bully he's become...Laura Vaccaro Seeger's bold, graphic artwork, along with her spare but powerful words, make for a tender, hilarious, and thoughtful tale.
The Way to the Zoo

The Way to the Zoo

John Burningham

$15.95

In her bedroom wall, Sylvie spots a door... and beyond that door she finds a passage... and beyond the passage she discovers... the ZOO! Where Sylvie finds LOTS of animals, looking at her! So she decides to bring a few small ones, like a little bear, into her bedroom at night time, just for a cuddle. And then she takes the penguins back for a splashy bath. Once, she even brings back the monkeys but, really, they were too messy. No matter what Sylvie does though, she always makes sure to close the door in her bedroom wall. Until, one day, she forgets...
Little Red Riding Hood (Not Quite)

Little Red Riding Hood (Not Quite)

Yvonne Morrison ,  Donovan Bixley

$15.99

Take one traditional fairy tale and one infuriatingly cheeky (albeit knowledgeable) child, and mix with the talented writing of Yvonne Morrison and the funny and creative illustrations of Donovan Bixley...and you have a recipe for fall-off-your-chair hilarity!
That's What Wings are for

That's What Wings are for

Patrick Guest

$24.95

There are three things that all respectable dragons need: strong wings for flying. Strong lungs for breathing fire. and strong, shiny scales ...But Bluey the Gragon has none of these. Even so, Bluey has other abilities, some of them truly wonderful ...if only he can work out what they are!
The Inside-Outside Book of London

The Inside-Outside Book of London

Roxie Munro

$27.95

Seen from outside and then inside, London's sights reveal the majesty that makes this city so intensely historic and uniquely civilized. Awakening all of the senses with her sweeping perspectives, vivid colours, and abundant details, artist Roxie Munro whisks readers to London-and what a feast for the eye that great city proves to be! Munro balances her playful sense of fun with taking the reader to the highlights of one of the world's great capitals. Some of the big tourist spots are pictured-Buckingham Palace, St. Paul's Cathedral, the Houses of Parliament-but her inclusion of smaller venues, such as a New Oxford Street scene in the rain, is inspired, giving readers the daily flavour of London life. From riding atop a double-decker bus down Regent Street to watching the Queen's Royal Procession, The Inside-Outside Book of London is a taste of all things London for children and tourists of all ages.
Teacup

Teacup

Rebecca Young ,  Matt Ottley

$24.99

Once there was a boy who had to leave home ... and find another.  In his bag he carried a book, a bottle and a blanket. In his teacup he held some earth from where he used to play. This is one boy's story of leaving his homeland, surviving a long journey by sea ... and finding a safe, new place to call home.
I Don't Like Koala

I Don't Like Koala

Sean Ferrell ,  Charles Santoso

$24.99

Adam does not like Koala. Koala is the most terrible terrible. Adam tries explaining this to his parents. He tries putting Koala away - far away. He tries taking Koala on a long, long walk. Nothing works. Will Adam ever be rid of Koala? This darkly funny debut picture book from Sean Ferrell and Charles Santoso addresses a universal childhood dilemma: what to do about that one stuffed animal who just won't stop staring at you.
Mo and Beau

Mo and Beau

Vanya Nastanlieva

$19.99

Little mouse Mo wants to play. But big bear Beau is tired, and getting ready for sleep. Luckily Mo finds the perfect way to have fun: by copying Beau! Stretching, yawning, bristling his fur - Mo copies it all, until he too is ready for a nap. Meet these two adorable characters in this perfect bedtime book.
Under a Pig Tree: A History of the Noble Fruit

Under a Pig Tree: A History of the Noble Fruit

Margie Palatini ,  Chuck Groenink

$19.99

The publisher and author of Under a Pig Tree seem to be having communication issues. The author has written a clear, no-nonsense history of figs. But the publisher is sure she meant pigs. After all, what's the difference between two measly letters?
The Puffin Baby and Toddler Treasury

The Puffin Baby and Toddler Treasury

$29.99

The Puffin Baby and Toddler Treasury is a timeless collection of favourite nursery rhymes, lullabies, poems and stories, featuring well-loved characters such as Eric Hill's Spot, Raymond Briggs' The Snowman and Beatrix Potter's Tom Kitten. Brought to life by some of the most talented children's illustrators, this treasury is perfect for sharing and will complete any child's first bookshelf.
The Toast Tree

The Toast Tree

Corina Martin ,  Fern Martins

$17.95

Age range 5 to 7 Hidden in the sand dunes bordering a dusty, 1960s pearling town is a very special tree. Every day, Ella and Mia's grandpa comes home from work with a treat from the tree - the best-tasting toast in the world. Every night, grandpa tells the girls another fantastical tale about the toast tree, with its bright green leaves and orange trunk, that only grows in the dunes. Ella and Mia search high and low for the tree, laden with squares of golden-brown toast, but they can never find it. Based on a true story, The Toast Tree is about family, and the search for magic through the power of a child's imagination, as well as the ability to believe in the impossible. The book's beautiful illustrations evocatively capture both the mystical quality of Grandpa's stories and the fondly-remembered simple life of a bygone era. The Toast Tree will especially appeal to every child that has ever dreamed of having a special tree bearing their favourite food!
Samurai vs Ninja: The Battle for the Golden Egg

Samurai vs Ninja: The Battle for the Golden Egg

Nick Falk ,  Tony Flowers

$9.99

Get ready for the greatest battle of all time! In the Edo Period of Japan, two teams fight for supremacy - the serious samurai and the scheming ninjas. To determine who is the best, a deadly contest is held. The prize is the Golden Egg, the most magnificent treasure in all of Japan. But when the ninjas cheat, the samurai will stop at nothing to get revenge. Tighten your topknot and sharpen your sword - the Samurai vs Ninja battle is about to begin!
Dance Till You Drop

Dance Till You Drop

Samantha-Ellen Bound

$14.99

Paige's mum wants her to be the best dancer ever. But what does Paige want? Paige has grown up dancing and takes almost every class at Silver Shoes. She loves her friends there but often feels pushed into dancing by her mum, who was once a dancer herself. Now, with a ballroom competition coming up and her waltz looking less than graceful, Paige's confidence starts to crack. Dancing no longer seems like fun. Paige wants to make everyone happy, but before she knows it her best friend stops speaking to her, then Benji, her ballroom partner, walks out! Will Paige find the courage to speak up before she loses her friends and her love of dance forever?
The Final Battle

The Final Battle

Stuart Daly

$17.99

Can one boy's actions change the course of a war? Andalon is at war, and Caspan and his friends find themselves in the thick of the battle to save their land from the invading Roon. As they fly into the skies above the enemy's warships - Caspan on his drake, Roland on his manticore and Sara on her pegasus - they have no idea whether they will survive this mission alive. A chance encounter with a fleeing soldier could change everything, provided Caspan acts fast. Could Caspan's new friend help to bring peace to Andalon? All will be revealed in the final battle.
Fluff Dragon

Fluff Dragon

Platte F Clark

$9.99

Dubbed deviously enjoyable by Publishers Weekly, the second book in the hilarious Bad Unicorn trilogy features killer unicorns, good dragons, rogue fire kittens, and a boy who just might be a wizard. After defeating a killer unicorn and saving a universe, all Max and his friends want to do is go home. Instead, Max discovers that the Codex of Infinite Knowability has stopped working. He can't use it to get home until he reboots it. The problem is that in order to reboot the book, he's going to have to carry it into the heart of Rezormoor Dreadbringer's Wizard's Tower. Since Dreadbringer has been hunting Max and the book across time and space, getting in may be easy, but getting out will be another story. Max will just have to find a way to sneak into the tower, avoid the guards, escape Dreadbringer's clutches, and figure out exactly where inside the tower the Codex was created. No problem...right?!
Frank Einstein and the Electro-Finger

Frank Einstein and the Electro-Finger

Jon Scieszka ,  Brian Biggs

$12.99

In this second book in the series, Frank Einstein (kid-genius scientist and inventor) and his best friend, Watson, along with Klink (a self-assembled artificial-intelligence entity) and Klank (a mostly self-assembled artificial almost intelligence entity), once again find themselves in competition with T. Edison, their classmate and archrival--this time in the quest to unlock the power behind the science of energy.
Hamish and the Worldstoppers

Hamish and the Worldstoppers

Danny Wallace

$14.99

Hamish and the WorldStoppers is the hilarious children's debut from presenter and bestselling adult author, Danny Wallace! Perfect for fans of David Walliams, Tom Gates and James Patterson. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!' Frank Cottrell Boyce 'Poor Danny Wallace! Once kids get their hands on this quirky and hilarious book, they're gonna be bugging him to write Hamish stories 'til he's 97' Tim Minchin What would YOU do...if the whole world just stopped? Yes the WHOLE WORLD. Birds in the air. Planes in the sky. And every single person on the planet - except you! Because that's what keeps happening to ten-year-old Hamish Ellerby. And it's being caused by The WorldStoppers and their terrifying friends The Terribles! They have a PLAN! They want to take our world for their own ...Oh, and they hate children. Especially if you're a child who knows about them. Hang on - You know now, don't you? Oh dear. Can Hamish save us from the WorldStoppers? Only time will tell!
How I Alienated My Grandma

How I Alienated My Grandma

Suzanne Main ,  Fraser Williamson

$14.99

'At precisely 4.23 in the afternoon, my grandma turned into an alien. Correction. At precisely 4.23 in the afternoon, I turned my grandma into an alien. I was not having a good day.' And so begins Suzanne Main's highly entertaining, award-winning story about the hapless Michael and his mate Elvis as they join forces with Mad Bill to save the Earth from impending alien invasion - facilitated by Michael's grandma!
Looking-Glass Girl

Looking-Glass Girl

Cathy Cassidy

$14.99

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Alice in Wonderland, a compelling modern-day re-imagining of Alice's story by every girl's favourite author, Cathy Cassidy. Alice is thrilled when Savannah invites her to a Wonderland-themed sleepover; she's wanted to join this circle of friends for so long. Finally, she's fitting in. But an accident suddenly changes everything and Alice is rushed to hospital. As her friends and family rally round, a mystery begins to unravel. Was Alice pushed, and why - who would want to hurt her? Can her loved ones - and the gorgeous boy who doesn't want to leave her side - help Alice survive? Looking-Glass Girl is the stunning new book from Cathy Cassidy, an unforgettable tale of friendship and love from one of the UK's best-loved authors. Cathy Cassidy is Puffin's top-selling author for girls. She was an art teacher, a magazine editor and an agony aunt before becoming a full-time writer. She has worked at Shout magazine and previously at Jackie, the magazine named after Jacqueline Wilson. Cathy tours extensively around the UK - meeting over 10,000 young readers in 2012. She has twice won the prestigious 'Queen of Teen' award. Cathy lives with her husband, two teenage children, two dogs, two cats and a rabbit.
Loyal Creatures

Loyal Creatures

Morris Gleitzman

$24.99

1914. War. Did I want to volunteer with Daisy? Course I did. When I told Dad he tried to wallop me round the head with a canvas bucket. 'You're fifteen,' he said. In the deserts of Egypt and Palestine young Frank experiences all the adventure he ever wanted, and a few things he wasn't expecting. Heartbreak, love and the chance to make the most important choice of his life. From Gallipoli to the famous charge at Beersheba, through to the end of the war and its unforgettable aftermath, Frank's story grows out of some of the key moments in Australia's history. The powerful story of a young man's journey towards his own kind of bravery.
Run, Pip, Run

Run, Pip, Run

J.C. Jones

$12.99

Pip Sullivan's tenth birthday was a disaster - and that was only the beginning. With her beloved Sully in hospital and the welfare hot on her heels, Pip needs time, money and a place to stay. She's determined to stay one step ahead of Senior Constable Molly Dunlop! With help from her friends - including a psychic cat and a canine escape artist - Pip needs to stay out of dreaded foster homes so she can help Sully get better. Run, Pip, Run is a warm-hearted story about a small girl on her own in a big city, but who knows a thing or two about loyalty, bravery and friendship.
Violet and the Pearl of the Orient

Violet and the Pearl of the Orient

Harriet Whitehorn ,  Becka Moor

$9.99

'Whitehorn's debut is pacey and imaginative and Becka Moor's illustrations a delight. Perfect for readers who liked the Ottoline books by Chris Riddell.' Times 'An adventure brimful of charm, told with brio and a good deal of panache...Young readers, particularly fans of Lauren Child, will be very taken with Violet and her world' Books for Keeps 'A great heroine, an intriguing mystery, and brilliant use of language...Hugely recommended' YAyeahyeah 'Sherlock better watch out, 'cos Violet's about!' Wondrous Reads Meet Violet Remy-Robinson, an amateur Sherlock Holmes in the making...When a new family move in next door, Violet is sure there's something strange about them. Then her eccentric, but lovely neighbour, Dee Dee Derota, has a precious jewel stolen. Could the new family be to blame? Violet is on the case to uncover the truth...With a beautiful hardback package complete with two colour illustrations throughout by emerging talent, Becka Moore, everyone is bound to fall in love with Violet and the colourful characters that make up her world. Perfect for fans of Dixie O'Day, Ottoline, Goth Girl and Darcy Burdock.
Infographics: Human Body

Infographics: Human Body

Simon Rogers ,  Jenny Broom ,  Peter Grundy

$24.95

Complex facts about the human body are reinterpreted as stylish infographics, which astonish, amuse and inform by turn. Researched by the Guardian's Datablog expert and designed by the father of infographics, Peter Grundy, this is a book of the highest pedigree.
Have You Seen My Monster?

Have You Seen My Monster?

Steve Light ,  Steve Light

$24.95

In the follow-up to Steve Light's Have You Seen My Dragon?, a little girl wanders through a country fair, searching for her monster friend. Can you spot the friendly monster as well as twenty shapes - squares, triangles, trapezoids, ellipses, kites and more - hidden among iconic fair attractions from the fun house to the Ferris wheel. Maybe the monster is judging the pies? Or perhaps he's at the monster truck rally? You'll be so mesmerized by Steve Light's masterful pen-and-ink illustrations, decorated with vivid splashes of colour, you won't even realize you've learned how to spot a nonagon while looking for a monster! A gorgeously illustrated shape book, with fun search-and-find opportunities throughout.
How Many Legs?

How Many Legs?

Jim Field ,  Kes Gray

$24.99

From the award-winning Kes Gray and the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, Jim Field, comes an hilarious counting picture book about our four-legged - and two-legged and eight-legged - friends! How many legs would there be if a polar bear came for tea? How high would the leg count go if a squid rode in on a buffalo? As more and more animals join in the fun, count along if you can! Praise for Oi, Frog! also by Kes Gray and Jim Field: 'An absolute treat.' - Daily Mail Kes is one of the Independent's TOP TEN children's authors and winner of the Red House Children's Book Award. Jim's first picture book Cats Ahoy! won the Roald Dahl Funny Prize in 2011.
It Might be an Apple

It Might be an Apple

Shinsuke Yoshitake

$17.99

It Might Be an Apple is a boisterous, philosophical shaggy dog story for young children and probably a few adults. The story follows a childs hilarious, wildly inventive train of thought through all the things an apple might be if it is not, in fact, an apple. Distrusting the apples convincing appearance, the childs imagination spirals upwards and outwards into a madcap fantasy world maybe its a star from outer space with tiny aliens on board? Perhaps it wants a cool hairstyle? Does it feel scared, or snore at night? Children can see what all these crazy, funny things might look like. This book is not only huge fun, but it also encourages a questioning, challenging approach to the world around us.
Some Mums

Some Mums

Nick Bland

$16.99

Some mums are graceful and some mums are tough. Each mum has her own way of being a mum and they are all delightful! Another instant classic from Nick Bland!
Why I Love Footy

Why I Love Footy

Michael Wagner ,  Tom Jellett

$19.99

There are a bazillion reasons to love footy! These are just my biggest ones...There's the big tackles and amazing marks. There's wearing the scarf and singing the song. But whether your team wins or loses, from the opening bounce to the final siren, the very best thing about footy is that we do it together.
Everybody Bonjours!

Everybody Bonjours!

Leslie Kimmelman ,  Sarah McMenemy

$14.99

Shop a fancy France-y store. Eat a pretty petit four. Discover! Sightsee! Explore! On this fun and friendly tour, everybody says Bonjour! Whether at a soccer stadium ( players scoring ), a crepe stand ( batter pouring ), or strolling the Champs d' Elysee (where folks bonjour in every store), a little girl and her family are welcomed everywhere with the signature French greeting. Jump into these pages and enjoy the trip! Through lilting words and lively images, Everybody Bonjours welcomes young reader-travelers to a Paris that isn't just for artists, grown-ups, and dreamers- it's for kids!
The Selfish Giant

The Selfish Giant

Oscar Wilde ,  Alexis Deacon

$19.99

The Selfish Giant has a beautiful garden, but he won't let any of the children play in it. Winter comes and never leaves, until the power of love brings Spring and joy into the Giant's garden and his heart...
Dropping in

Dropping in

Geoff Havel

$14.99

Sticks and Ranga live on the same street, go to the same school and love the same things - skateboarding and PlayStation. When new kid James arrives in his wheelchair, Sticks isn't sure they can be friends. But Sticks quickly discovers they have a lot in common. Cerebral palsy stops James from doing some things but it hasn't dulled his sense of humour - and he's pretty brainy, too. The only thing James can't do is join Sticks and Ranga when they go skateboarding - or can he? Three mates, a beat-up old couch, a couple of skateboards and a steep hill ...what could possibly go wrong?
Hacked

Hacked

Tracy Alexander

$16.99

Crossing the line from cyber-geek to cyber-terrorist is easier than you think. It was hard to remember when Dan started hacking for real, but free cinema tickets were the first illicit results of a hack. By the time Dan is befriended online by the mysterious Angel he is keen for a new challenge, something so complex that it will test his skills to the limit. Things start to unravel when there is news of a missing UAV drone over Germany. Finally realising he has gone too far, Dan desperately tries to halt the drone's path towards London - but Angel has other plans. And besides, once the US government gets involves, Dan's hands are full just trying to prove his innocence.
I'll be There

I'll be There

Holly Goldberg Sloan

$16.99

Emily believes in destiny. She is waiting for the moment her real life begins. Sam wishes he could escape. He's spent his life being dragged from place to place by his father. But he could never abandon his little brother. Then everything changes. Because Sam meets Emily. This tender story of star-crossed love is both romance and thriller, and a compelling exploration of the power of human connection.
The Treatment

The Treatment

Suzanne Young

$16.99

Can Sloane and James survive the lies and secrets surrounding them, or will The Program claim them in the end? Find out in this sequel to The Program, which Publishers Weekly called chilling and suspenseful. How do you stop an epidemic? Sloane and James are on the run after barely surviving the suicide epidemic and The Program. But they're not out of danger. Huge pieces of their memories are still missing, and although Sloane and James have found their way back to each other, The Program isn't ready to let them go. Escaping with a group of troubled rebels, Sloane and James will have to figure out who they can trust, and how to take down The Program. But for as far as they've come, there's still a lot Sloane and James can't remember. The key to unlocking their past lies with the Treatment--a pill that can bring back forgotten memories, but at a high cost. And there's only one dose. Ultimately when the stakes are at their highest, can Sloane and James survive the many lies and secrets surrounding them, or will The Program claim them in the end?
Would the Real Stanley Carrot Please Stand Up?

Would the Real Stanley Carrot Please Stand Up?

Rob Stevens

$16.99

Stanley 'Carrot' Harris is ginger, tubby and definitely not cool. And he has a secret: he's adopted, and this makes him feel like he's never quite fitted in. On his thirteenth birthday, he receives the one thing he's been waiting his whole life for: a card from his long-lost birth mother, asking to meet up. But Stanley isn't sure: what if he's a big disappointment to her? So he hatches a plan - and he's going to need a stand-in Stanley, someone who is handsome, sporty and God's Gift to Mothers. What Stanley doesn't realise is he's about to have the most confusing time of his life ...just who is the real Stanley Carrot? It is perfect for readers aged 11+.
The Princess in Black

The Princess in Black

Shannon Hale ,  Dean Hale ,  LeUyen Pham

$9.95

The first in a funny, action-packed series for young readers who like their princesses not only prim and perfect, but also dressed in black! Princess Magnolia is having hot chocolate and scones with Duchess Wigtower when...Brring! Brring! The monster alarm! A big blue monster is threatening the goats! Stopping monsters is no job for dainty Princess Magnolia. But luckily Princess Magnolia has a secret - she's also the Princess in Black, and stopping monsters is the perfect job for her! A rollicking read from the award-winning writing team of Shannon and Dean Hale and illustrator LeUyen Pham.
Spelling Superstar

Spelling Superstar

Yvette Poshoglian ,  Danielle McDonald

$7.99

Meet Ella and Olivia. Big sister. Little sister. Best friends. Ella and Olivia are sisters. Ella is seven years old. Olivia is five-and-a-half years old. They live with their mum and dad and little brother Max. Ella is excited to be going on her favourite TV show! Can Olivia help her become a spelling superstar?
The Parent Trap

The Parent Trap

Erich Kastner ,  Anthea Bell ,  Walter Trier ,  Nathan Burton

$16.99

Luise has ringlets. Lottie has braids. Apart from that they look exactly the same. But they are sure that they have never set eyes on each other in their lives. When the two girls meet at a summer camp and discover the secret behind their similarity, they decide to switch places. Everyone is fooled (apart from the dog) and, despite a few mistakes and misadventures, everything goes to plan for Luise as Lottie and Lottie as Luise - until their father meets a young, beautiful woman and things start to unravel...Funny, moving, affectionate and improbable, The Parent Trap has twice been adapted for film - but the book remains one of the great classics of German children's literature.
Big Nate Lives it Up

Big Nate Lives it Up

Lincoln Peirce

$14.99

This is the 7th novel in the bestselling Big Nate series! And with a new kid to convince that his school's the coolest, Nate's in for another wild ride...Geeky new kid Breckenridge Puffington III has started at P.S. 38, and Principal Nichols wants Nate to be his buddy and show him around the school. But it's hard to make a good impression when the school is one hundred years old and falling apart! Everyone's excited to celebrate the school's centenary and have a big party, but with the ceiling literally crumbling, can Nate convince Breckenridge that his school is still the coolest?
Breaking Pointe

Breaking Pointe

Samantha-Ellen Bound

$14.99

Athletics, basketball or ballet? The pressure is on and Riley has a big decision to make! Riley loves ballet - it's her favourite style and she's great at it too, with perfect technique and natural athleticism. But it's not just dancing she loves - it's all sports. With her carefree attitude, Riley is happy to ignore everyone who says she does too much and is super excited when she scores a lead role in the upcoming ballet eisteddfod. But, one fouette too late, Riley realises that her sporting and Silver Shoes commitments clash! Was everyone else right, and will she have to make a choice between the three things she loves most?
Catherine Certitude

Catherine Certitude

Patrick Modiano ,  Jean-Jacques Sempe

$22.99

This is a classic French story from Nobel Prize-winner Patrick Modiano and celebrated illustrator Jean-Jacques Sempe. Beautifully illustrated, this is a love letter to Paris, ballet and childhood for fans of The Little Prince, Le Petit Nicholas and Madeline. Catherine lives with her gentle father, Georges Certitude, who runs a shipping business in Paris with a failed poet named Casterade. Father and daughter share the simple pleasures of daily life: sitting in the church square, walking to school, going to her ballet class every Thursday afternoon. But just why did Georges change his name to Certitude? What kind of trouble with the law did Casterade rescue him from? And why did Catherine's ballerina mother leave to return to New York?
Clementine Rose and the Movie Magic

Clementine Rose and the Movie Magic

Jacqueline Harvey

$12.99

It's lights, camera, action at Penberthy House! Clementine Rose is going to be on the big screen! Her neighbour, Basil Hobbs, is making a documentary about Penberthy House and has given her a starring role. Clementine can't wait to uncover the magic of motion picture. And when a surprise present comes her way, Clemmie's interest in filmmaking grows. While Aunt Violet is thrilled at the prospect of fame and fortune, Lady Clarissa has other things on her mind. There have been some troubling incidents of late, leaving the hotel guests very annoyed. Can Clementine Rose use her new skills to expose the truth and restore the reputation of Penberthy House?
Detective Gordon: The First Case

Detective Gordon: The First Case

Ulf Nilsson ,  Gitte Spee

$15.99

Someone's stealing nuts from the forest, and it's up to Detective Gordon to catch the thief! A brilliant detective story by one of Sweden's top children's writers and illustrated in full color throughout.
Wherever You are

Wherever You are

Emily Sharratt

$12.99

The second book in the personal and moving coming-of-age story set against the backdrop of the First World War. August 1915. Ellie's life has completely changed in the year since war broke out. She's been forced to leave school to work in the factory, and much worse, her family has received devastating news from the trenches. At least she has her best friend Jack. But then Jack runs off to war. Will Ellie ever see him again?
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library

Chris Grabenstein

$16.99

Kyle Keeley is the class clown, popular with most kids, (if not the teachers), and an ardent fan of all games: board games, word games, and particularly video games. His hero, Luigi Lemoncello, the most notorious and creative gamemaker in the world, just so happens to be the genius behind the building of the new town library. Lucky Kyle wins a coveted spot to be one of the first 12 kids in the library for an overnight of fun, food, and lots and lots of games. But when morning comes, the doors remain locked. Kyle and the other winners must solve every clue and every secret puzzle to find the hidden escape route. And the stakes are very high. In this cross between Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and A Night in the Museum, Agatha Award winner Chris Grabenstein uses rib-tickling humor to create the perfect tale for his quirky characters. Old fans and new readers will become enthralled with the crafty twists and turns of this ultimate library experience.
The Evertree

The Evertree

Marie Lu

$12.99

Conor, Abeke, Meilin, and Rollan were once ordinary kids. Then they discovered that they had spirit animals - wise and powerful partners who granted them with amazing gifts, and a legendary responsibility.

Together, the team has journeyed across Erdas, racing to stop a merciless foe. They have laughed and fought together. They’ve won challenges and lost friends. Some have even lost themselves.

Now that journey is about to end. They must reach a place forgotten by time and face off against an ancient enemy breaking free from his prison. They have just one chance to stop him... or the whole world will shatter.
The Gateway: The Four-Fingered Man

The Gateway: The Four-Fingered Man

Cerberus Jones

$14.95

When Amelia's parents decide to reopen a creepy old hotel, Amelia and her new friend Charlie quickly discover that the place is much more than it seems. The Gateway is no ordinary hotel - and its guests aren't just visiting from other cities and towns!
The Race for the Shogun's Treasure

The Race for the Shogun's Treasure

Nick Falk ,  Tony Flowers

$9.99

When the Great Bear is stolen from Edo Castle, the samurai and the ninja face battle once again! The shogun has promised that whoever finds his most prized possession will be named ruler of the Hidden Valley. The race is on and the samurai and ninja will do anything to find it first! Nab your nunchucks and shine your shuriken - another great Samurai vs Ninja battle is about to begin!
The Gateway: The Warriors of Brin-Hask

The Gateway: The Warriors of Brin-Hask

Cerberus Jones

$14.95

The Gateway Hotel is open for business, and Amelia and Charlie are awaiting their newest intergalactic arrivals, the fearsome Warriors of Brin-Hask. But the kids soon discover that the Brin-Hask aren't their only new guests. A plague of rats has infested the hotel's kitchen, but these are no ordinary rats...
The Diary of Anne Frank

The Diary of Anne Frank

Anne Frank

$14.99

Sensitively edited and with a connecting commentary by editor, Mirjam Pressler, the abridged edition of The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank gives younger readers their first introduction to the extraordinary diary of an ordinary girl who has long become a household name. This abridged edition has a short prologue written by the editor, Mirjam Pressler, as well as a connecting commentary. There are beautiful line drawings, family photographs, and an Afterword to explain why the Diary ends so abruptly. This shorter edition is ideal for younger children who want to read Anne's diary for themselves but are too young to appreciate the teenage issues that Anne faces during her time in hiding.
How to Speak Cat: A Guide to Decoding Cat Language

How to Speak Cat: A Guide to Decoding Cat Language

Aline Alexander Newman ,  Gary Weitzman

$19.99

We know cats are beautiful, secretive, and independent ... but even the most loyal cat owners are often baffled by their own pet's behavior. With veterinarian expert Dr. Gary Weitzman as guide, this fun book helps kids understand what cats are trying to communicate by their body language and behavior. So if you've ever wondered what Fluffy means when she's purring or moving her tail emphatically from left to right - this book is for you! It's full of insights, expert advice, and real-life cat scenarios, and showcases more than 30 poses, so you'll soon learn what each meow and flick of the tail means!
Ladybird I'm Ready ... to Explore My World

Ladybird I'm Ready ... to Explore My World

Anita Ganeri

$12.99

I'm Ready to Explore My World is a lovely first introduction to twenty different countries and cultures around the world, specifically for young children. Easy to dip in and out of, it is packed with fascinating facts for children to explore similarities and differences between themselves and others, and develop key geographical knowledge. Content includes famous landmarks, clothing, national dishes, home and school life, climate, customs, and basic geographical information on location in the world, languages spoken and flag. The countries included in the book are: the UK, USA, Canada, Brazil, Spain, France, South Africa, Nigeria, Mexico, China, Australia, Japan, India, Norway, Iceland, Egypt, Russia, Poland, Jamaica and Turkey. It is part of Ladybird's successful I'm Ready...series for children starting school and beyond.
National Geographic Readers: Things That Go Collection

National Geographic Readers: Things That Go Collection

National Geographic

$12.99

Fast, fun, and on the move! Little kids love learning about all of the machines that get us from point A to point B. Cars, trucks, trains, and planes are often the first modes of transportation they learn to recognize. Learning about all of the coolest, fastest vehicles is sure to entertain fact-hungry kids for hours! Enough fascinating information is accompanied by wonderful photographs to ensure that kids' curiosity is both satisfied AND inspired.
ANZAC Sons: Five Brothers on the Western Front

ANZAC Sons: Five Brothers on the Western Front

Allison Marlow Paterson

$24.99

In the years of 1914-1918 over 330,000 Australians served their country in a war far from their homeland, more than 60,000 of them die. Five of these Australians were brothers; three of them were destined to never return to the home they loved. The Great War brought enormous sorrow to families all over the world. In Australia there were few who escaped the fear, nor the tragedy. This is the story of the Marlow brothers. This powerful children’s book brings their story to life for future generations. It is a tragic tale of mateship, bravery and sacrifice; a heartbreaking account of a family torn apart by a devastating war. It is a pledge to never forget. Based on the original title Anzac Sons, this important children’s book compiled by the granddaughter of a surviving brother tells the true story of brothers’ service, the impact on the family and community and weaves through the facts and history of the Great War and battles. Combining beautiful prose and imagery including photographs, maps, letters and facts, the book will reach children of a variety of ages. Children, teachers and parents can read the letters her ancestors wrote from the trenches, walk in their footsteps and remember all those who have served throughout the generations to defend our freedom and our way of life. ANZAC Sons (the children’s edition) truly is a remarkable and inspirational book that will transport younger readers from all ages into the hearts and minds of five brothers who served their country and, together with their fellow comrades, inspired a nation.
The Story of the Second World War for Children

The Story of the Second World War for Children

Peter Chrisp

$29.95

The Story of the Second World War for Children shows the impact of the war on the lives of the people who lived through it, from children evacuated to the countryside, to bombed-out cities and civilians working in munitions' factories, and the soldiers fighting on land, sea and air. The book also looks at how the war led to major advances in technology, medicine and weaponry. Feature boxes throughout the book highlight subjects of particular interest to children, such as life inside a U-boat and tips for a jungle fighter. Maps and cross-section artworks of the insides of famous tanks, aircraft, U-boats, aircraft carriers add extra detail and fascination for children.
What Happened When in the World

What Happened When in the World

$24.99

History as you've never seen it before, walk through the past and find out what happened when. Step into What Happened When in the World, a unique historical atlas for kids and discover the global events that shaped our world. Watch the key moments in our history unravel on the page in front of you through colourful, illustrated 3D maps. Follow the devastating spread of the black death through Europe, the Roman Empire's expansion to North Africa and the Middle East, and the impact of world war II on the globe. What Happened When in the World reveals our history through 60 stunning, specially commissioned historical maps which chart the migration of humans, the spread of the black death, D-day landings and much more.
Ancient Greece

Ancient Greece

Anna Claybourne

$16.99

The book offers a chronological political history of Ancient Greece, as well as chapters on the major themes, such as gods and goddesses, arts and architecture, houses, cities and public buildings, slaves, education, language, medicine, ships and trading and soldiers and warfare. Easy to navigate, each spread deals with a different topic and consists of maps, diagrams, artwork and photographs. Complete with timeline, glossary and 2-page index.
Are You What You Eat?

Are You What You Eat?

$19.99

Are You What You Eat? explains why your body is an amazingly complex machine and what foods you should eat to fuel it. If you've felt sleepy during school or wondered what a superfood is, Are You What You Eat? explains which foods and food groups boost your energy and keep you healthy. Take the quizzes, read the facts and answer the questions to find out which foods keep your brain in top gear. You can understand why healthy eating is so important and the positive impact it has on every aspect of your life. Packed with information on nutrition and healthy eating including vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, you'll be able to make good choices when you eat.
I'm Shy

I'm Shy

David A. Carter

$19.95

An eye, a yellow tentacle, another tentacle ...which shy creature is coming out of that dark hole? Turn the pages and find out in this charming little pop-up book with a surprise on every page from the master paper-engineer and illustrator David A. Carter.
A Strange Place to Call Home: The World's Most Dangerous Habitats & the Animals That Call Them Home

A Strange Place to Call Home: The World's Most Dangerous Habitats & the Animals That Call Them Home

Ed Young ,  Marilyn Singer

$12.95

Of all the miracles of life, it is life's persistence that astounds the most. In the endless black of the deepest caves, blind fish find their way. In a frozen forest, snow monkeys find a cozy hot spring to keep warm. Even in the salt desert's barren cold, flamingoes bloom like vivid flowers. The 14 animals in this book defy the odds and make their homes in the unlikeliest of places—under the weight of seas, in the belly of tar pits, in the sandstorm's mouth.
Welcome to the Neighbourwood

Welcome to the Neighbourwood

Shawn Sheehy

$29.95

At the edge of the forest a spider spins her web, while nearby a hummingbird uses strands of spider silk to build her nest. These are just two of the many animals who live side by side, sharing the resources they need to construct homes, traps or places to store food. From award-winning artist Shawn Sheehy comes an up-close look at the architectural masterpieces of the animal world, featuring an array of beautiful, life-like pop-ups originally crafted with handmade paper. The earthy exploration culminates in a breathtaking final spread showing all the neighbourwood creatures together.
Animal Rescue

Animal Rescue

Patrick George

$19.99

This is a book in which you become a rescue hero. Simply turn the transparent page and rescue the animals! It's fun, it's simple and it's a gentle introduction to the importance of animal welfare. There are no words in this book so you can choose the words which are right for you. Which animals would you rescue? 50p from the sale of each book will go to the Born Free Foundation.
Any Questions?

Any Questions?

Marie-Louise Gay

$19.99

'Do you write all day? Where does a story start? Where do your ideas come from? Do you put a cat in every book? How did you learn to draw? Do you have a hamster? How many books do you make in one day? Are you Stella?' Whenever Marie-Louise Gay speaks to children about her books, she finds that they have many amazing questions about writing, drawing, ideas and other surprising subjects. Her delightful answers can be found in this fictional encounter with some very curious children, who collaborate with her on writing and illustrating a wonderful and evocative story-within-a-story.
An Awesome A to Z of Vehicle Verse

An Awesome A to Z of Vehicle Verse

Margaret Mayo ,  Alex Ayliffe

$24.99

Explore the amazing A to Z of vehicles in this ultimate book of things that go. This bright and busy picture book is packed with all the vehicles little ones love, from diggers and fire engines to spaceships and underwater robots. Margaret Mayo's lively, rhythmic text is perfect for reading aloud, while Alex Ayliffe's bold and colourful illustrations bring each mega machine to life in glorious detail. With one vehicle for every letter from A to Z, this is an exciting introduction to the alphabet and the perfect picture book for machine-mad little ones.
The Bear Ate Your Sandwich

The Bear Ate Your Sandwich

Julia Sarcone-Roach

$27.99

Bear meets sandwich, adventure ensues. . . . A sly classic-in-the-making for fans of Jon Klassen, Peter Brown, and Mo Willems. By now I think you know what happened to your sandwich. But you may not know how it happened. So let me tell you. It all started with the bear . . . So begins Julia Sarcone-Roach's delicious tale of a bear, lost in the city, who happens upon an unattended sandwich in the park. The bear's journey from forest to city and back home again is full of happy accidents, funny encounters, and sensory delights. The story is so engrossing, it's not until the very end that we begin to suspect this is a TALL tale. The wonderfully told story, spectacular illustrations, and surprise ending make this Julia Sarcone-Roach's best book to date. You'll want to share it with your friends (and keep a close eye on your lunch).
Bedtime Stories for Children

Bedtime Stories for Children

Enid Blyton

$16.99

This bedtime collection contains three delightful tales:The Adventures of the Toy Ship, The Magic Sweetshop and Whiskers and the Wizard, from the pen of Enid Blyton, one of the world's best-loved storytellers.Turn the pages to find a happy band of pixies, rabbits, wizards, giants and a host of other fairy tale characters, as they come to life for a whole new generation of children.
Billie's Great Desert Adventure

Billie's Great Desert Adventure

Sally Rippin

$14.95

Billie is off on an underwater adventure! Will she be able to save her friends from the great gloopy sea monster?
Billie's Underwater Adventure

Billie's Underwater Adventure

Sally Rippin

$14.95

Billie is off on an underwater adventure! Will she be able to save her friends from the great gloopy sea monster?
Butterfly Park

Butterfly Park

Elly MacKay

$21.99

When a little girl moves to a new town, she finds a place called Butterfly Park. But when she opens the gate, there are no butterflies. Determined to lure the butterflies in, the girl inspires her entire town to help her. And with their combined efforts, soon the butterflies--and the girl--feel right at home. Elly MacKay's luminous paper-cut illustrations and enchanting story encourage community, friendship, and wonderment in the beauty of everyday life. Free poster on reverse side of book jacket.
Cinderella's Sister and the Big Bad Wolf

Cinderella's Sister and the Big Bad Wolf

Lorraine Carey ,  Migy Blanco

$22.99

So, you think you know the story of Cinderella? Well, you'd better think again because in this hilarious laugh-out loud tale, nothing is what it seems. Did you know that Cinderella wasn't actually very nice? And that there were THREE ugly sisters? And that the youngest sister, Gertie, was absolutely the nicest person you could ever hope to meet? Surprising, isn't it? Come and make friends with Gertie, and find out if she will EVER get to the ball ...and, watch out, you might just meet a few favourite fairy-tale characters along the way, too.
The Cow Tripped Over the Moon

The Cow Tripped Over the Moon

Jeanne Willis ,  Joel Stewart

$24.95

We all know that nursery rhymes are dangerous things - you could get trampled by all the king's horses, have your nose pecked off by blackbirds, or even fall off a bough as you sleep! Luckily, the Storyland Ambulance Crew are on hand to patch everyone up. Jeanne Willis's whimsical text works perfectly with Joel Stewart's hilarious illustrations in this rollicking twist on classic nursery rhymes.
Don't Think About Purple Elephants

Don't Think About Purple Elephants

Susan Whelan ,  Gwynneth Jones

$24.99

Sometimes Sophie worries - not during the day when she is busy with family and friends, but at night when everything is calm and quiet. Her family all try to help, but somehow they just make her worries worse. Until her mother thinks of a new approach ...that might just involve an elephant or two! But wait, don't think about purple elephants, whatever you do! Whimsical and humorous, this little girl's story of finding a way to ease her worry resonates with children and parents everywhere. Don't Think About Purple Elephants is an excellent resource for social and emotional learning for parents and teachers.
Goodnight Stories for Children

Goodnight Stories for Children

Enid Blyton

$16.99

This bedtime collection contains three delightful tales: The Toys' New Palace, Teddy and the Elves and The Wishing Carpet, from the pen of Enid Blyton, one of the world's best loved storytellers.Turn the pages to find a happy band of toys,pixies, goblins and a host of other fairy tale characters, as they come to life for a whole new generation of children.
Harold and Grace

Harold and Grace

Sean E. Avery

$24.99

Two tiny eggs, one in a pond and one on a tree, survive a brutal storm and hatch at the same time. Harold the tadpole and Grace the caterpillar become friends. But as they grow, they grow apart. A gloriously illustrated book about the metamorphosis of friendship.
Home

Home

Carson Ellis

$24.95

Home might be a house in the country, a flat in the city, or even a shoe. Home resides on the road or the sea, in the realm of myth, or in the space where the artist created this book. A soulful meditation on the concept of home and a visual treat that invites many return visits, this loving look at the places where people live marks the picture-book debut of Carson Ellis, famed illustrator of the Wildwood series and artist for the indie folk-rock band The Decemberists.
Hugless Douglas Goes to Little School

Hugless Douglas Goes to Little School

David Melling

$24.99

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

The Misadventures of Sweetie Pie

Chris Van Allsburg

$29.99

Sweetie Pie, the hamster, is so excited to leave the pet shop with his new owner. In the great outdoors he feels the wind in his fur and experiences its wonderful sights and smells for the very first time. But soon he is stuck back inside, living a cage-bound life controlled by the whims of his awful owners. As Sweetie Pie looks longingly out of his cage at the squirrels frolicking in the trees, he wonders if he will ever get the chance to answer the call of the wild...Inspired by his daughters' two pet hamsters, Chris Van Allsburg tells the heart-warming story of a little animal, trying to find his place in the big wide world.
Missing Jack

Missing Jack

Rebecca Elliott

$19.99

Toby's cat, Jack, is THE best cat EVER. But Jack is getting old - and Toby will miss his furry best friend terribly when he's gone. Then Toby meets a crazy cat called Humphrey...In this charming and beautifully illustrated picture book Rebecca Elliott addresses the difficult subject of a child's first experience of the death of a pet with warmth, sensitivity and well placed humour. Awards: 2011 JUNIOR MAGAZINE DESIGN AWARDS Most Promising New Talent - SHORTLISTED 2011 NASEN AWARDS (National Association of Special Education Needs) Inclusive Children's Book of the Year - SHORTLISTED 2011 NURSERY WORLD AWARDS Three to Fives New Launch - FINALIST 2010-11 PEOPLE'S BOOK PRIZE Children's Book of the Year - FINALIST 2012 - KATE GREENAWAY MEDAL - LONG LIST 2012 - DOLLY GRAY CHILDREN'S LITERATURE AWARD - WINNER
Mum Goes to Work

Mum Goes to Work

Libby Gleeson ,  Leila Rudge

$24.95

A beautiful new edition of a groundbreaking book by award-winning author Libby Gleeson, this is a heart-warming look at the busy days of working mums and their pre-schoolers. It's early morning and everyone is arriving at the noisy childcare centre. Mum is going to work - Bye, Mum! But what do mums do all day at work? And are the children as busy as their mummys? With adorable artwork from illustrator Leila Rudge, this is a fun and reasurring read for working mothers to share with their little ones.
Poka and Mia at the Bottom of the Garden

Poka and Mia at the Bottom of the Garden

Kitty Crowther

$14.99

This delightful series of picture books expresses the humour, frustrations and profundities of the parent/child relationship through two endearing insects, Poka and Mia. Despite their multiple limbs and cellophane wings, children and adults alike will immediately identify with Poka and Mia and the situations they find themselves in, making these books ideal for children learning to read. Illustrated in the inimitable style of Kitty Crowther, which is at once both dark and sweet, these charming creatures will ingratiate themselves to even the most hardened cynic. Mia is picking flowers at the bottom of the garden. Someone is watching her. Who on earth could it be? The next day, she returns and at the foot of the tree she spots a strange ladder...
Poka and Mia Wakey Wakey

Poka and Mia Wakey Wakey

Kitty Crowther

$14.99

This delightful series of picture books expresses the humour, frustrations and profundities of the parent/child relationship through two endearing insects, Poka and Mia. Despite their multiple limbs and cellophane wings, children and adults alike will immediately identify with Poka and Mia and the situations they find themselves in, making these books ideal for children learning to read. Illustrated in the inimitable style of Kitty Crowther, which is at once both dark and sweet, these charming creatures will ingratiate themselves to even the most hardened cynic. It is a beautiful day outside. Mia can't wait to go out. Poka, however, is still in bed. Mia tries everything to wake him up.
A River

A River

Marc Martin

$24.99

There is a river outside my window. Where will it take me? So begins an imaginary journey from the city to the sea. From factories to farmlands, freeways to forest, each new landscape is explored through stunning illustrations and poetic text from this award-winning picture-book creator.
Roly, the ANZAC Donkey

Roly, the ANZAC Donkey

Glyn Harper ,  Jenny Cooper

$24.99

Hello. My name is Roly. I'm a donkey. Let me tell you about the time during the First World War when I worked at a place called Gallipoli. I met a man there from New Zealand who was very special. He and I worked as a team to help rescue soldiers who had been hurt in battle. Based on real people and events, this is the heartwarming story of Richard Alexander Henderson, a soldier in the New Zealand Medical Corps, and the donkey he discovers wandering and hungry on a Gallipoli road. Richard and Roly form a strong friendship and, working together, they courageously save the lives of many wounded soldiers. But now the army has received top-secret orders to leave Gallipoli - and quickly. All the donkeys must be left behind. Richard is heartbroken. What will become of his dear friend Roly? Glyn Harper and Jenny Cooper are the author and illustrator of the hugely successful picture books Le Quesnoy and Jim's Letters. Roly the Anzac Donkey is a moving retelling of Glyn Harper's 2004 story The Donkey Man, reinvigorated for a new generation of children with Jenny Cooper's beautiful illustrations, and commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli invasion.
Sleepytime Tales for Children

Sleepytime Tales for Children

Enid Blyton

$16.99

This bedtime collection contains three delightful tales: The Enchanted Doll, Lion Learns a Lesson and Billy and the West Wind, from the pen of Enid Blyton, one of the world's best loved storytellers.Turn the pages to find a happy band of pixies, rabbits, elves, toys and a host of other fairy tale characters, as they come to life for a whole new generation of children.
Sun and Moon

Sun and Moon

Lindsey Yankey

$21.99

Sun and Moon have always held their own places in the sky, but after a lifetime of darkness all Moon wants is to spend just one day as Sun. Sun agrees, but only if first Moon takes a careful look at his night, before making his final decision. Follow Moon as he travels through the dark discovering enchanting animals and scenes unique to the night-time, foxes hunting, children dreaming, lamplighters and fireflies. Will Moon still wish to trade Sun places in the sky? Or will he realise the beauty of what he already has?
This is a Ball

This is a Ball

Beck Stanton ,  Matt Stanton

$19.99

For the giggling masses who love Herve Tullet's modern classic PRESS HERE and BJ Novak's #1 NYT bestseller THE BOOK WITH NO PICTURES comes this brand-new Australian book that will frustrate ...and delight! For the Grown-Ups: You know how you're right all the time? All. the. time. Yes, well, it's time to give the kids a turn. Which is why everything you read in this book is going to be wrong. But that's okay, because the kids are going to correct you. And they're going to love it! Ages: 4+
Thunderstorm Dancing

Thunderstorm Dancing

Katrina Germein ,  Judy Watson

$24.99

When a sunny day at the beach turns stormy, a little girl runs for cover. Her daddy and brothers are wild in the wind and lightning, and her poppy is as loud as thunder. They fill the house with stamping and crashing while Granny plays piano to their riotous thunderstorm dancing...until the storm passes and they all fall down. Then, in the stillness, the girl is ready to play. What will she be, now that the rain has stopped and there's a glimmer of sunlight?
Tony Baroni Loves Macaroni

Tony Baroni Loves Macaroni

Marilyn Sadler ,  Lucie Crovatto

$18.99

Picky eaters everywhere will identify with young Tony, who will eat nothing but macaroni. This charming tale about a limited palette that is expanded, step-by-step, on a tour through noodle-dom is told in singsong verse. The importance of a balanced diet is addressed ever so subtly in this engaging story.
Your Hand in My Hand

Your Hand in My Hand

Mark Sperring ,  Britta Teckentrup

$14.99

A beautiful and lyrical celebration of love, step by step, through the seasons. The heartwarming words are matched by stylish and contemporary art making this a book to treasure and read time and time again. A perfect picture book to share at bedtime or as a gift to welcome a new baby, and for Valentine's Day and Mother's Day.
Back-to-front Bob

Back-to-front Bob

Belinda Ellis

$15.99

Bob LOVED words. Big words, small words ...but especially words that are the same when he read them from front to back, and back to front! This special picture book cleverly combines words and visuals for a delightful dose of wordplay and fabulous fun with grammar - the words are often illustrations, or hidden within the illustrations (look closely and you'll discover all sorts of surprises!) Back-to-Front Bob fills a gap in the market by crossing the boundary between fiction and fact. The content is educational in a cheeky, playful way.
Blow Me a Kiss

Blow Me a Kiss

Karen Collum ,  Serena Geddes

$14.99

Delight in this special story about spreading happiness to all those around you with just a kiss.
Days with Frog and Toad

Days with Frog and Toad

Arnold Lobel

$14.99

One of the launch titles in the amazing new Essential Picture Book Classics list from HarperCollins, this book contains five engaging, warm and very funny stories about Frog and Toad. A collectable classic picture book that every child should read and own. Julia Donaldson says I hugely admire and envy Arnold Lobel; he is my hero . Once upon a time there were two good friends, a frog and a toad...From writing letters to going swimming, telling stories to finding lost buttons, Frog and Toad are always there for each other - just as best friends should be. The Frog and Toad stories from Arnold Lobel have been loved by generations. Essential Picture Book Classics - timeless stories for every child to treasure.
Emily Brown and the Thing

Emily Brown and the Thing

Cressida Cowell ,  Neal Layton

$14.99

A stunning reissue of this classic picture book. In this warm-hearted and witty take on a classic theme - being scared of the dark - Emily and Stanley find a 'Thing' crying outside their window. They embark on a series of adventures to find everything he needs for a good night's sleep... but nothing seems to work. What is troubling the Thing, and why can't he get to sleep? Parents and children the world over will recognise all the bizarre excuses a child can make to keep the light on and a parent in the room at bedtime, and this story shows how important it is to talk to children, and find out what is really going on in the complex depths of a child's imagination.
The Fox in the Library

The Fox in the Library

Lorenz Pauli ,  Kathrin Scharer

$12.99

Fox goes to the library looking for mice - not books! 'This isn't the forest; this is the library, ' says Mouse. 'You can only borrow things here.' So begins the hilarity, as Mouse offers the fox a book so that he will get new ideas - besides wanting to eat mice. The new book works! Now Fox is thinking about eating chickens. But when the chicken-eating, fox-hunting farmer walks into the library, Fox and Chicken think fast and come up with a surprising solution that just might save them both
Frog and the Stranger

Frog and the Stranger

Max Velthuijs

$16.99

When Rat comes to live at the edge of their wood, the animals decide they don't like having a stranger in their midst. But Frog is friendly by nature, and decides to find out if Rat is really as unpleasant as he is made out to be. As Frog discovers, Rat is intelligent and good hearted, and proves in a series of unexpected emergencies that the other animals have been too quick to condemn him.
The King and the Sea

The King and the Sea

Heinz Janisch ,  Wolf Erlbruch

$16.99

These stunningly illustrated, ultra-short stories are seemingly simple but ultimately profound tales. 'Buzz off,' said the king, shooing the bee from his flower. 'Don't you know I'm the king?' 'And I'm the queen,' said the bee, stinging the king's nose. In each story, the king has an encounter which he tries to rule over. But of course the rain doesn't stop just because a king orders it, and tired eyelids can be much stronger than a king's will. The king sees that his power has limits; the world is diverse and much of it operates under its own rules.
Let's Go to Sleep

Let's Go to Sleep

Wild Margaret ,  Dawson Michelle

$14.99

Hush! All over the world, little ones everywhere are going to sleep. Sweet dreams!
Punctuation Mark

Punctuation Mark

Belinda Ellis ,  Belinda Ellis

$15.99

'Mark loved punctuation. For starters, it looked funky, and its symbols are understood in all languages. There's a sign for an exclamation and a question, a dollar, brackets, an AND, an AT and an ASTERISK, as well as one for an ELLIPSIS...a dot, dot, dot.' This special picture book cleverly combines words and visuals for a delightful dose of wordplay and fabulous fun with grammar. Punctuation Mark fills a gap in the market by crossing the boundary between fiction and fact; the content is educational in a cheeky, playful way.
Rex

Rex

Simon James ,  Simon James

$16.95

Once upon 400 million years ago a terrifying tyrannosaurus roamed the earth. He spent his days raging through the jungle scaring every dinosaur he saw with his fierce roar. One night, while he is sleeping, an abandoned egg cracks open and out pops a teeny, tiny baby dinosaur who immediately thinks that the tyrannosaurus is his dad! And so begins the touching story of a little dinosaur and his search for a dad.
Seb and Hamish

Seb and Hamish

Jude Daly ,  Niki Daly

$16.95

Seb and Mama go to visit Mrs Kenny, but there's a dog called Hamish at the house too. Woof woof, says Hamish. Home, says Seb in a little voice. While Mama and Mrs Kenny have tea, Hamish is shut in another room and Seb plays with his train set . He gets so absorbed he forgets all about Hamish - until a piece of his cookie slips under the door. Seb puts his finger through the gap, peeps under the door, and two gentle eyes look back at him. Hello, Hamish, says Seb. When it's time to go home, Mama looks everywhere for Seb. Where could he be? Seb and Hamish are found at last, curled up together, fast asleep!
Stanley the Farmer

Stanley the Farmer

William Bee

$16.99

Down on the farm, there's seeds to be sown. Stanley has to get on his tractor and plough the field. There's lots to be done, and friends to help him out, but will the seeds grow? Join Stanley and friends for an out-of-doors adventure in this colourful new series from William Bee...
Stanley's Garage

Stanley's Garage

William Bee

$16.99

Ring! Ring! Another phone call for Stanley's Garage - but can he fix all the cars with problems today? There's an overheating radiator, a flat tyre, and a bit of an oily mess! What a job for Stanley and his pick-up truck. Join Stanley and friends for a mucky adventure in this colourful new series from William Bee...
Animal Colours

Animal Colours

$12.99

Let your little one lift-the-flap and learn all about colours with this playful early learning board book toddlers will love. Help your toddler learn all about colours with their favourite animals in Animal Colours. Let your toddler get to grips with this tactile board book, find the word-clues and lift the flaps to discover what colours are underneath. Play 'I Spy', 'Guess Who' or read-aloud with your child to help identify animals and learn different colours too. With specially drawn images and lively text this interactive board book is perfect for toddlers. Alliteration and clear word-labels develop vocabulary and word recognition to support early learning development.
Baby's Very First Slide and See Animals

Baby's Very First Slide and See Animals

Fiona Watt ,  Stella Baggott

$19.99

An engaging, interactive board book, specially designed for very young children, full of vivid colours, stylish illustrations and friendly animals. Simple slider mechanisms allow a picture to be transformed, as a bush baby peers out from his tree trunk home, some meerkats pop up from their underground burrows and a monkey swings through the trees.
Bums & Tums

Bums & Tums

Mandy Foot

$14.99

Who has an orange bellybutton and hangs from a tree? Who's big all over, but especially on their ears? Who lives in Africa and has stripes on their knees? Make a guess from the clue and the close-up picture, then lift the flap to see if you are right!
A Herd of Elephants

A Herd of Elephants

Graeme Base

$9.99

A group of elephants is called a herd. But what are other animal groups called? Graeme Base's distinctive artwork comes alive in this beautiful fold-out book for the very young.
Lift-the-Flap Opposites

Lift-the-Flap Opposites

Felicity Brooks ,  Melisande Luthringer

$19.99

Learning about opposites is a vital pre-school skill, and this interactive book is an engaging introduction to the idea that helps enrich a young person's vocabulary.
Look Inside Trains

Look Inside Trains

Alex Frith ,  Colin King

$19.99

From traditional steam trains to super-fast bullet trains, this fact-filled information book allows children to look inside locomotives and find out how they work. Young readers can lift-the-flaps to discover fun facts and find out about the history of train travel.
Maisy Goes by Plane

Maisy Goes by Plane

Lucy Cousins ,  Lucy Cousins

$16.95

Maisy is off on a journey to see her friend Ella, but Ella lives such a long way away. Maisy must go by plane and what an exciting trip it is! As she makes her way through security and steps on board, Maisy peeks in at the captain: what a lot of lights and buttons it takes to make a plane go! Maisy soon makes friends with Mr Percy and Betsy; and after drinks, magazines and a tricky toilet stop, the journey is over in no time!
Starfish are Pointy

Starfish are Pointy

Graeme Base

$9.99

Starfish are pointy. But what shapes are other animals? Graeme Base's distinctive artwork comes alive in this beautiful fold-out book for the very young.
Superworm

Superworm

Julia Donaldson ,  Axel Scheffler

$12.99

Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's bestselling picture book, Superworm (9781407132358), is now available in a chunky board-book format, perfect for babies and toddlers. Superworm is super-long. Superworm is super-strong. Watch him wiggle! See him squirm! Hip, hip, hooray for SUPERWORM! Never fear, Superworm's here! He can fish Spider out of a well, and rescue Toad from a busy road. But who will come to Superworm's rescue, when he's captured by a wicked Wizard Lizard? Luckily, all of Superworm's insect friends have a cunning plan...
National Geographic Readers: Meteors

National Geographic Readers: Meteors

Melissa Stewart

$6.99

Blast off on a trip to discover the fascinating world of meteors. In this image-packed book, kids will learn all about these objects hurtling through space--and into our atmosphere. This Level 3 reader is written in an easy-to-grasp style to encourage the scientists and explorers of tomorrow!
The Shark-Headed Bear-Thing

The Shark-Headed Bear-Thing

Barry Hutchison ,  Chris Mould

$11.99

In an alternate 15th century, where dragons roam, sailing ships transform into submarines, and blacksmiths build steampunk robots, ten-year-old orphan Benjamin Blank battles monsters, rescues maidens and discovers fantastic new lands, but never quite manages to get his homework handed in on time. Each adventure sees Ben and his friends, Paradise Little and Wesley Chant, face a new monstrous menace.
Sophie Hits Six

Sophie Hits Six

Dick King-Smith ,  Hannah Shaw

$9.95

From the beloved author of Babe comes the third of six stories about Dick King-Smith's most adored (human!) character, the inimitable Sophie, re-imagined twenty years later by the witty, perceptive paintbrush of the award-winning Hannah Shaw. Life as a farmer-to-be is very varied. Sometimes it is hard work, like when Sophie's cat has kittens. Sometimes it can be sad, as Sophie finds out when the kittens are rehomed. And sometimes it's just mucky - like Sophie's jumper when she falls into that cowpat! But at least it's never dull...
Sophie's Snail

Sophie's Snail

Dick King-Smith ,  Hannah Shaw

$9.95

From the beloved author of Babe comes the first of six stories about Dick King-Smith's most adored (human!) character, the inimitable Sophie, re-imagined twenty years later by the witty, perceptive paintbrush of the award-winning Hannah Shaw. Sophie loves animals of all kinds, but how will she grow up to be a farmer if she is not allowed any of her own? She goes looking for creatures to keep in her menagerie, but all she seems to find is trouble - yikes! And there is one pest she certainly doesn't want around: her prissy new neighbour, Dawn...
Sophie's Tom

Sophie's Tom

Dick King-Smith ,  Hannah Shaw

$9.95

From the beloved author of Babe comes the second of six stories about Dick King-Smith's most adored (human!) character, the inimitable Sophie, re-imagined twenty years later by the witty, perceptive paintbrush of the award-winning Hannah Shaw. At last, Sophie has a farm of her very own - complete with barn, pond, cows, sheep and even a spotty pig! But a model farm is not quite the same as the real thing. Sophie's fifth year brings new challenges, like going to school, making friends and chicken-pox. Another year older and even more determined...
Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made

Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made

Stephan Pastis

$12.95

Meet Timmy Failure, founder of the best detective agency in town - Total Failure, Inc. With the help of his polar bear, Total, the clueless, comically self-confident Timmy already has plans for world domination. Plans that will make his mother rich and unpaid bills a thing of the past. And plans that will defeat Corrina Corrina, The One Whose Name Shall Not Be Uttered . But she's not going away. Riotously funny, Timmy Failure is sure to have readers in stitches.
Smith

Smith

Leon Garfield ,  Kenny McKendry

$14.99

London street urchin Smith is 12 years old, and an experienced pick-pocket. One day on Ludgate Hill, he robbed an old gentleman, and one minute later watched him silently murdered by two men, who chased him for the document he had stolen but could not understand. Smith artfully dodges the two men and winds up in the odd company of a wealthy blind man, who takes Smith into his home and provides him with an education. But this new comfort is lost when Smith himself is suspected of the very murder he witnessed.
Violet Mackerel's Formal Occasion

Violet Mackerel's Formal Occasion

Anna Branford ,  Sarah Davis

$19.95

Violet Mackerel is happy. She has found a beautiful locket. But she is also sad because Mum has lost her basket of knitted things. Violet wants to make Mum feel happy again. And she may just have the perfect plan: a surprise formal occasion just for Mum!
Fairy Tales

Fairy Tales

$27.99

My Book of Fairy Tales contains ten stories, each retold in a maximum of 400 words. This collection includes some of our best-loved tales: Hansel and Gretel, The Three Little Pigs, Red Riding Hood, The Emperor's New Clothes, Snow White, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, The Three Billy Goats Gruff, Jack and the Beanstalk, The Pied Piper of Hamelin and Cinderella.
Home in the Sky

Home in the Sky

Jeannie Baker

$16.95

Mike keeps pigeons on the roof of an abandoned burned-out building in New York. Every morning he lets them out of their coop, and they fly around in the sky until he calls them back home for breakfast. But one morning, a white pigeon, Light, flies away. His journey takes him across the city, and onto a subway train, where he is rescued by a young boy. Eventually Light flies back home to Mike, and the following morning the young boy sees him sweeping through the air, at home in the sky.
A Kiss in the Dark

A Kiss in the Dark

Cat Clarke

$16.99

When Alex meets Kate the attraction is instant. Alex is funny, good-looking, and a little shy - everything that Kate wants in a boyfriend. Alex can't help falling for Kate, who is pretty, charming and maybe just a little naive...But one of them is hiding a secret, and as their love blossoms, it threatens to ruin not just their relationship, but their lives.
Jamie Reign - the Lost Soul

Jamie Reign - the Lost Soul

P.J. Tierney

$16.99

This is the series for every young boy who has dreamt of living on a boat, having extraordinary adventures - and discovering he is totally awesome at kung fu! Jamie Reign and his best friends Wing and Jade have returned to Chia Wu battle-sore and weary. their victory against the depraved Recollector at Castle Rock has come at a huge cost, Wing's injury is getting worse, Feng Chow, although imprisoned on the island is still harbouring the evil spirit and worse of all, the great hope for the future, the Spirit Warrior has lost his connection to the Way. For Jamie the loss is crushing, for without the Way he will never find his mother. With Mr Fan and Wing by his side, Jamie embarks on a journey to reconnect to his lost soul. Using only deja vu as his guide, Jamie must discover the clues he hid when he had lived before. they are not far into their journey when Jamie is betrayed and he and his friends find themselves imprisoned. Injured and without a connection to the Way, they are helpless. With, however, a new-found respect for old-style Kung fu, a skill borrowed from Jade and a dash of her attitude as well, Jamie and his friends manage to outwit their captors and escape. this starts a desperate race between Jamie, the pirates and a malevolent spirit that takes them through the wilds, rivers and ancient ruins of Southern China. For Jamie, failure means more than losing his soul; it will mean losing a friend. Ages: 9-12
War of the World Records

War of the World Records

Matthew Ward

$19.99

Discover who will be crowned the world's most record-breaking family in the book that's perfect for fans of The Guinness Book of World Records !The rivalry between the Whipples and the Goldwins escalates to an all-out war as the World Record World Championships draw near. When sinister clowns Overkill and Undercut cause a regulation game of hide-and-seek to go horrifically wrong, recordless Arthur Whipple and his unlikely ally, Ruby Goldwin, set out to catch the clowns' mysterious boss, known only as the Treasurer. The young detectives follow the clues through darkened alleyways, dingy nightclubs, and the gothic halls of the World Record Archives, where they unravel the mystery of the Lyon's Curse and the secrets of their fathers' shared past. In the end, Arthur must fight to save his family as he struggles to earn his first world record and prove himself worthy of the Whipple name.
My Favourite Bible Stories

My Favourite Bible Stories

Priddy

$14.99

Carrycase containing six all-time favourite Bible storybooks for children aged three and over. Each story is written in accessible, simple narrative, and illustrated with bright, colourful pictures to capture children's interest. Ideal first introduction to some of the best-known Bible characters and their stories. Titles are: Noah's Ark, The Miracles of Jesus, The Story of Christmas, The Story of Easter, The Story of Moses and The Story of Creation.
           
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