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Piranhas Don't Eat Bananas

Piranhas Don't Eat Bananas

Aaron Blabey

$16.99

ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- Another funny book about food preferences, this time in rhyme and with a fish that refuses to bow down to his fellow piranhas' eating choices. Brian is a vegetarian, but trying to convince the others about the benefit of fruit and veges takes some doing. He isn't going to change, but perhaps with a bit of gentle persuasion he can teach his mates that he doesn't have to - and that they just might like to snack on something different themselves. Great fun indeed! Lindy

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Hey there guys. Would you like a banana? Whats wrong with you. Brian? Youre a Piranha. Brian is a piranha. He is also a vegetarian. But do you think he can convince his family to join him
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I Want Spaghetti!

I Want Spaghetti!

Stephanie Blake ,  Stephanie Blake

$15.99

ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- Simon the rabbit with attitude is back! And this time he's not happy about the food his parents want him to eat! It's pretty simple from his point of view - why eat anything that isn't his favourite - spaghetti? Anyone who has struggled with a toddler's eating preferences will smile with wry amusement, and any youngster this is read to will laugh as Simon not only gets his way, but learns to enjoy something else on his plate... Ages 3-6 Lindy

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A picture book for toddlers who might recognise themselves in cheeky Simon, the fussy eater. Once there was a little rabbit who only wanted to eat one thing... spaghetti!
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Willy's Stories

Willy's Stories

Anthony Browne ,  Anthony Browne

$16.95

From one of the most celebrated author-illustrators working today, Anthony Browne, comes a fantastical celebration of stories and the imagination. Once a week, Willy walks through an ordinary-looking set of doors and straight into an adventure - an adventure inspired by a beloved classic of children's literature, from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz to The Wind in the Willows. Where will those doors take him today: to a mysterious desert island with footprints in the sand; down a deep, dark rabbit hole full of curious objects; or perhaps on board a pirate ship, face to face with Captain Hook? Wherever he ends up, Willy's journeys begin when he walks through those inviting doors...
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How to be Happy: A Memoir of Love, Sex and Teenage Confusion

How to be Happy: A Memoir of Love, Sex and Teenage Confusion

David Burton

$19.99

A funny, sad and serious memoir, How to Be Happy is David Burton's story of his turbulent life at high school and beyond. Feeling out of place and convinced that he is not normal, David has a rocky start. He longs to have a girlfriend, but his first 'date' is a disaster. There's the catastrophe of the school swimming carnival-David is not sporty-and friendships that take devastating turns. Then he finds some solace in drama classes with the creation of 'Crazy Dave', and he builds a life where everything is fine. But everything is not fine. And, at the centre of it all, trying desperately to work it all out, is the real David. How to Be Happy tackles depression, friendship, sexual identity, suicide, academic pressure, love and adolescent confusion. It's a brave and honest account of one young man's search for a happy, true and meaningful life that will resonate with readers young and old.
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Alice Through the Looking Glass

Alice Through the Looking Glass

Lewis Carroll ,  Robert Ingpen

$39.95

ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- Robert Ingpen has been illustrating his way through a range of children's classics, and this time he turns his considerable talents to the sequel of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Complete and unabridged text with his dreamily exquisite but expressive illustrations in his trademark muted colours and fine draughtmanship, all contained in a beautifully bound book. Who wouldn't enjoy this gorgeous keepsake - and what bookshelf wouldn't be enhanced by it!? Lindy

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Ken Campbell, Windsor Davies, John Bird and John Fortune star in this BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation. When Alice's wish to visit the Looking Glass world comes true, she can't resist delving deeper and deeper into a land of caustic characters and twisted logic. So begins a game of chess on a grand scale, where the inhabitants of each square have their own set of rules. In her bid to become Queen of the Chess Board, Alice takes advice - and sometimes downright criticism - from such peculiar folk as Humpty Dumpty, Tweedledum and Tweedledee, the Lion and the Unicorn and a very helpful gnat. Even when she has earned her crown the ordeal awaits of dinner with the Red and White Queens - and Alice learns an important lesson about not eating food you've been introduced to...This witty adaptation of Lewis Carroll's enduring children's classic boasts the much-loved Jabberwocky poem amongst its sparkling collection of gems.
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Feel the Fear: Ruby Redfort #4

Feel the Fear: Ruby Redfort #4

Lauren Child

$14.99

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

Phasmid: Saving the Lord Howe Island Stick Insect

Rohan Cleave ,  Coral Tulloch

$24.95

Phasmid presents the amazing true story of the Lord Howe Island Phasmid, or Stick Insect. Believed to be extinct for nearly eighty years, the phasmids were rediscovered on Balls Pyramid, a volcanic outcrop 23 kilometres off the coast of Lord Howe Island, Australia. News of their unbelievable survival made headlines around the world and prompted an extraordinary conservation effort to save this remarkable invertebrate. This wonderful tale captures the life of one of the world's most critically endangered invertebrates, from beginning life as an egg to surviving harsh environments and the hopeful return to their homeland, Lord Howe Island. With a captivating narrative by Rohan Cleave, invertebrate zookeeper at Melbourne Zoo, and stunning watercolour illustrations by renowned artist Coral Tulloch, Phasmid is a positive story about one species' incredible survival in a time of worldwide species decline.
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The Day the Crayons Came Home

The Day the Crayons Came Home

Drew Daywalt ,  Oliver Jeffers

$24.99

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The hilarious sequel to the prize-winning, international bestseller The Day the Crayons Quit! Watch out - the crayons are back and they're crosser than ever! One day Duncan receives a set of postcards from his crayons who been lost, forgotten, broken - even melted in a clothes dryer and stuck to a pair of underpants! A hilarious text and joyful illustrations combine to show that crayons have feelings too in this laugh-out-loud sequel to bestselling picture book The Day the Crayons Quit.
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To Love a Sunburnt Country

To Love a Sunburnt Country

Jackie French

$19.99

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In war-torn Malaya, Nancy dreams of Australia - and a young man called Michael. The year is 1942 and the world is at war. Nancy Clancy left school at fourteen to spend a year droving, just like her grandfather Clancy of the Overflow. Now sixteen, Nancy's family has sent her to Malaya to bring home her sister-in-law Moira and baby nephew Gavin. Yet despite the threat of Japanese invasion, Moira resists, wanting to stay near her husband, Ben. But not even Nancy of the Overflow can stop the fall of Singapore and the capture of so many Australian troops. When their ship is bombed, Nancy, Moira and Gavin are reported missing. Back home at Gibbers Creek, Michael refuses to believe the girl he loves has died. As Darwin, Broome and even Sydney are bombed, Australians must fight to save their country. But as Michael and the families of Gibbers Creek discover, there are many ways to love your country, and many ways to fight for it. From one of Australia's most-admired storytellers comes a gripping and unforgettable novel based on true events and little-known people.
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The Truth About Peacock Blue

The Truth About Peacock Blue

Rosanne Hawke

$15.99

Everything changes for Aster the night her brother dies. Suddenly she's the only hope of the family, and instead of an early marriage to a boy from her small village in Pakistan, her parents decide to send her to the government high school in her brother's place. Aster is excited about this unexpected opportunity for a career, but, as a Christian, she is unprepared her for the difficulties of attending a Muslim school: her fellow students are far from welcoming and one of her teachers takes an instant dislike to her. One day, she is accused of intentionally making a spelling mistake to insult the holy prophet. Her teacher is incensed and accuses her of blasphemy. A violent crowd forms outside the school and Aster is taken to jail to be tried at a later date. A young social justice lawyer takes up her case, and Aster's Australian cousin, Maryam, starts an online campaign to free Aster. But will it be enough to save her?
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KidGlovz

KidGlovz

Julie Hunt ,  Dale Newman

$24.99

KidGlovz is a musical genius. His gift is so precious that he's kept under lock and key. But when a young thief helps him escape, Kid must embark on a perilous journey through which he will discover the terrifying nature of his talent. A spellbinding graphic fable about friendship and freedom.
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The Secret of the Blue Glass

The Secret of the Blue Glass

Tomiko Inui ,  Ginny Takemori

$16.99

In a dusty library, in the quietest corner of a house in a Tokyo suburb, live the Little People: Fern and Balbo, Robin and Iris. Just a few inches high, sleeping in cigarette boxes and crafting shoes from old book jackets, they need only one thing from their Humans - a nightly glass of milk, served in a sparkling Blue Glass goblet, by a trusted young member of the Human family. But when the Second World War comes to Japan, bringing a dangerous new kind of patriotism, both Humans and their beloved Little People face a world they could never before have imagined. It will take great love, bravery, and a rather loyal pigeon, to bring their unique families back together once more...
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Another Day

Another Day

David Levithan

$19.99

The eagerly anticipated companion novel to the New York Times bestseller Every Day. Bestselling author David Levithan (co-author of Will Grayson, Will Grayson with John Green) tells Rhiannon's side of the story as she seeks to discover the truth about love and how it can change you. Every day is the same for Rhiannon. She has accepted her life, convinced herself that she deserves her distant, temperamental boyfriend, Justin. She's even established guidelines by which to live: Don't be too needy. Avoid upsetting him. Never get your hopes up. But one morning everything changes. Justin wants to be with her for the first time, and they share a perfect day-a perfect day Justin doesn't remember the next morning. Confused, depressed and desperate for another great day, Rhiannon starts questioning everything. Until a stranger tells her that the Justin she spent that day with-the one who made her feel like a real person-wasn't Justin at all.
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Precious and the Zebra Necklace: A New Case for Precious Ramotswe

Precious and the Zebra Necklace: A New Case for Precious Ramotswe

Alexander McCall Smith

$19.99

Well before Precious Ramotswe founded her Number One Ladies' Detective Agency, as an eight-year-old girl she was already solving mysteries. Here, in this delightful, new, enchanting tale for children, we see how the young Precious became the crafty and intuitive private investigator we all know and love!Find out as Alexander McCall Smith tells the story of in another adventure featuring Precious Ramotswe.
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Bella and the Wandering House

Bella and the Wandering House

Meg McKinlay

$12.99

Bella is very surprised one morning to discover her house has moved in the night - not a lot, just a little. Her parents are too busy to notice, but even they can't pretend it's not happening when they wake up to find their house on the banks of a lake. Night after night the house moves and the family wakes to a new location. Unless Bella can solve the mystery, who knows where they'll end up?
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The Cat with the Coloured Tail

The Cat with the Coloured Tail

Gillian Mears ,  Dinalie Dabarera

$19.95

A magical cat, an ice-cream van that makes delicious moon-creams and a quest to bring joy to those who need it most. Mr. Hooper and The Cat with the Coloured Tail travel through the countryside in their ice-cream van. They enjoy looking for heart shapes (their favourite game) and making people happy with their delicious moon-creams. But a dark feeling is following the cat. Something is wrong. When the ice-cream van enters the forest, Mr Hooper and the cat realise the heart of the world is in danger. Will they be able to save it? A lyrical fable about love and healing.
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Dumplin'

Dumplin'

Julie Murphy

$17.99

Willowdean Dickson (Dumplin', to her mum) has always been at home in her own skin. Her thoughts on having the ultimate bikini body? Really, the criteria is simple. Do you have a body? Put a swimsuit on it. But life as Willlow knows it is about to change, and when this happens she suffers an unaccustomed, and unwelcome, attack of self-doubt. In an effort to take back her confidence, she enters into the local Miss Teen Blue Bonner beauty pageant. With starry Texas nights, red candy suckers, Dolly Parton songs and a wildly unforgettable heroine - Dumplin' is guaranteed to steal your heart. And send you out to buy that bikini!
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The Rest of Us Just Live Here: Limited Edition

The Rest of Us Just Live Here: Limited Edition

Patrick Ness

$24.95

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ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- I really enjoyed this book! It has a lovely slyness to it and an underlying humour that doesn't take itself too seriously - while, of course, it has some important themes at heart. Each chapter starts with a synopsis of events and characters - a young adult who finds herself in the middle of saving the world, with the obligatory twists and turns of betrayal and budding romance. It's her destiny to be The Chosen One. But the actual chapters follow Mikey, who just wants to survive his dreadful parents, kiss his best friend before she goes off to Africa with her perfect parents, hang around with his best friend (who just happens to have special powers and special secrets) and graduate. That is, if the latest crop of threats to the world, let him. Every few years, something gets in the way of ordinary life - vampires, aliens, zombie deer - and the adults are either oblivious, or just ignoring the dangers. Only children and teenagers know what is really happening, and while Mikey might not be one of the Chosen Ones, he is certainly facing all the everyday problems of life - and learning how to surmount them is every bit as important as saving the world. A real joy! 13+ Lindy

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Award-winning writer Patrick Ness's bold and irreverent novel powerfully asks what if you weren't the Chosen One? The one who's supposed to fight the zombies, or the soul-eating ghosts, or whatever this new thing is, with the blue lights and the death? What if you were like Mikey? Who just wants to graduate and go to prom and maybe finally work up the courage to ask Henna out before someone goes and blows up the high school. Again. Because sometimes there are problems bigger than this week's end of the world and sometimes you just have to find the extraordinary in your ordinary life. Even if your best friend might just be the God of mountain lions... An exceptional novel from the author praised by John Green as an insanely beautiful writer.
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Asking for It

Asking for It

Louise O'Neill

$19.99

ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- This is a brave, important book, but I suspect it might be deemed too tough for the very people who should read it - there were places where I had to put the book down to give myself a chance to breathe. Emma is the queen bee of her school, beautiful, a top student, popular - but the reader learns she is not 'nice' in any way. She's cruel to her friends, covetous, a practiced liar, selfish and deceitful. One night she goes to a party with the express purpose of sleeping with the local town's football hero; she takes drugs, drinks excessively, and succeeds in her quest. The next thing she knows, is her parents returning from a weekend away and finding her dumped on their front porch; but worse is to come. Social media shows what went on in her blacked-out hours - and it is ugly, very very ugly. When her brother forces her to take action, she splits apart her family, her school and the small Irish community she lives in, becoming nationally known - but not in the way she ever dreamed of. This provocative book is not recommended for young readers, but anyone over the age of 16 should read it. There's nothing gratuitous about how it manages the subject, it's is extremely well written and it will certainly give the reader much to think about. Lindy

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It's the beginning of the summer in a small town in Ireland. Emma O'Donovan is eighteen years old, beautiful, happy, confident. One night, there's a party. Everyone is there. All eyes are on Emma. The next morning, she wakes on the front porch of her house. She can't remember what happened, she doesn't know how she got there. She doesn't know why she's in pain. But everyone else does. Photographs taken at the party show, in explicit detail, what happened to Emma that night. But sometimes people don't want to believe what is right in front of them, especially when the truth concerns the town's heroes...
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Timmy Failure: Now Look What You've Done

Timmy Failure: Now Look What You've Done

Stephan Pastis

$12.95

Timmy Failure is back and he's as clueless as ever in this New York Times bestselling sequel to Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made, which was a Booktrust Best Book Awards winner and listed as one of 100 Modern Children's Classics by The Sunday Times. Packed full of laughs, this hilarious book is perfect for fans of Wimpy Kid and Barry Loser. Timmy Failure is the founder, president and CEO of the greatest detective agency in town, probably the country, perhaps the world. And he's about to crack the biggest case of his generation: a school competition to find a stolen globe. But someone is clearly trying to cheat. Bamboozle. Hoodwink. Con. Defraud. So it's up to Timmy, with the dubious help of Total, his lazy polar bear partner, and his unlikely new ally, eccentric Great Aunt Colander, to find a way to avenge these shenanigans. Defeat this injustice. And obliterate Timmy's arch-nemesis, the Wedgie aka the Worldwide Enemy of Da Goodness In Everything. If he can only get his entry form in on time.
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The Burning Elephant

The Burning Elephant

Christopher Raja

$19.95

The Burning Elephant is set in Kolkata before and after the assassination of Indira Gandhi, which led to widespread violence against India's Sikh population.

The novel is told from the point of view of a young boy Govinda, whose father is the headmaster of a local school. It begins with the intrusion into the schoolyard of an elephant that has escaped from its owner, and is seen as such a danger that he is immediately shot, then burnt by the police. This outbreak of violence in the idyllic world of childhood sets the tone for the novel as a whole, which gives the innocent yet knowing perspectives of Govinda in his engagement with the crowded and complex life of Serpent Lane outside the school, his awareness of the breakdown of the relationship between his parents, his sense that his own privileged life is under threat. The way the tensions in his family are rendered against the backdrop of the larger social tensions in India, while at the same time maintaining Govinda's child-like point of view, is particularly compelling. 

It is the outbreak of violence after Indira Gandhi's death which finally causes Govinda's father to migrate to Australia - and it is the implicit lesson of this novel, never spelt out, but felt throughout, that such horror is often a central fact of migration to this country.
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Is There a Dog in This Book?

Is There a Dog in This Book?

Viviane Schwarz ,  Viviane Schwarz

$16.95

In this third title in the extraordinarily inventive, brilliantly interactive "Cats" series from award-winning illustrator Viviane Schwarz - our three favourite picture book cats Tiny, Moonpie and Andre make a new furry friend.

Another brilliantly interactive book full of flaps and surprises from the award-winning creator of There Are Cats in this Book and There Are No Cats in this Book. Tiny, Moonpie and Andre smell something funny... but what can it be? Wait, hang on a second, is it a DOG? Is there a dog in this book?! Oh no! The cats are scared of dogs!

Dogs are snappy and yappy, smelly and noisy and... they hate cats. So, they all try and hide from him - behind the couch, under the piano, in the wardrobe... Will the little doggy ever find them? An irresistibly fun book for cat (and dog) lovers!
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Build! A Knight's Castle: Pop Out and Build a Castle Battle Scene

Build! A Knight's Castle: Pop Out and Build a Castle Battle Scene

Annalie Seaman ,  Rob Turpin ,  Charlie Simpson

$27.99

Think like an archaeologist with this fun paper-craft title! Readers are given information about how archaeologists uncover remains, and use secondary sources. They are then given visual and textual clues about the site of a medieval castle, which was the location of a sieged battle. The final part of the book contains the press-out pieces to recreate a paper model of the castle and the historic battle, complete with siege engines and defending and attacking forces. The reader must use their new-found knowledge of how the castle was laid out, and what siege engines looked like to figure out how to piece the paper scene together.
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As Black as Ebony

As Black as Ebony

Salla Simukka

$16.95

Lumikki Andersson must uncover a dark personal secret to outwit her murderous stalker. Lumikki has a new boyfriend - easygoing, gorgeous Sampsa who adores her. But when her ex Blaze reappears, declaring his devotion, she doesn't know what to feel. She can't deny the chemistry between them, but does he deserve another chance? Then the threatening letters start arriving, from someone who seems to know her intimately. Suddenly Lumikki is more alone than ever, and it's not only her life on the line. To stop the killer, she must uncover a dark secret that has haunted her family for years. As Black As Ebony is the final dramatic chapter in the thrilling, contemporary 'Snow White' trilogy.
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Seagull

Seagull

Danny Snell

$24.99

Seagull loves to fly. It makes her heart sing. But when she gets caught in a tangle of fishing line on the beach, Seagull can only watch as other birds fly effortlessly above. What can she do? Who will help her? Written and illustrated by Danny Snell, Seagull is a gentle, positive story with a strong environmental message about the value of caring for our land and our wildlife.
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Goodbye Stranger

Goodbye Stranger

Rebecca Stead

$16.99

Back in grade five, Bridge, Tabitha and Emily made a pact. Never to fight, ever. Now, two years later, they're still best friends, but other things are changing. Bridge meets Sherm, and is soon excited and confused by her new, strange feelings. And when Emily starts texting pictures of herself to Patrick, Bridge and Tab find themselves complicit in a naïve plan that quickly spirals out of control.

And while the three friends navigate the challenges of their changing friendship, another story - of betrayal and remorse - keeps you guessing until the very end.

Goodbye Stranger is a tender and intricate story about friendships, and love, and the pain of sometimes making the wrong choices.
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Cue for Treason

Cue for Treason

Geoffrey Trease

$16.99

Fleeing from the evil Sir Philip Morton, Peter Brownrigg finds himself on the wrong side of the law. On the run to London he meets Kit and the two decide to stick together. But a chance discovery endangers their lives and soon Peter is deep in murderous plots, secrets and even treason. Set in the turbulent days of Elizabeth I, this classic story of danger and intrigue conjures up a world of mystery, twists and turns and thrilling action.
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Cloudwish

Cloudwish

Fiona Wood

$19.99

ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- Van Uoc Phan is the scholarship girl at her school. She works hard because she wants to please her parents, but she doesn't want to fulfill their wishes and study medicine - not that she's told them that, yet. Her passion is art, Jane Eyre, and Billy Gardiner, the ultra-popular out-of-her-league rowing champion. When a creative writing class leads to her making a wish, it starts coming true in the most unbelievable way: Billy starts to find her irresistible. Van Uoc has to struggle with her better feelings - she doesn't want the boy of her dreams liking her because she wished for it, she's not sure it isn't all a joke on his behalf and she can't believe he might just be noticing how bright and funny she really is - and yet, how can she not enjoy his attention? Characters from Wood's other novels make cameo appearances, and like her other books, deeper emotions and the secrets people carry are all part of the narrative. 14+ Lindy

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For Van Uoc Phan, fantasies fell into two categories: nourishing, or pointless. Daydreaming about Billy Gardiner, for example? Pointless. It always left her feeling sick, as though she'd eaten too much sugar. Van Uoc doesn't believe in fairies, zombies, vampires, Father Christmas - or magic wishes. She believes in keeping a low profile: real life will start when school finishes. But when she attracts the attention of Billy Gardiner, she finds herself in an unwelcome spotlight. Not even Jane Eyre can help her now. Wishes were not a thing. They were not. Correction. Wishes were a thing. Wishes that came true were sometimes a thing. Wishes that came true because of magic were not a thing! Were they?
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We are the Rebels: The Women and Men Who Made Eureka

We are the Rebels: The Women and Men Who Made Eureka

Clare Wright

$19.99

The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka is the most talked-about work of Australian history in recent years. Now here is Clare Wright's groundbreaking, award-winning study of the women who made the rebellion in an abridged edition for teenage readers. Front and centre are the vibrant, adventurous personalities who were players in the rebellion: Sarah Hanmer, Ellen Young, Clara Seekamp, Anastasia Hayes and Catherine Bentley, among others. But just as important were the thousands of women who lived, worked and traded on the goldfields-women who have been all but invisible until now. Discovering them changes everything.
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Arabel, Mortimer and the Escaped Black Mamba

Arabel, Mortimer and the Escaped Black Mamba

Joan Aiken ,  Quentin Blake

$14.95

When Arabel and the raven Mortimer spend a fun-packed evening with their favourite babysitter, Chris Cross, they have no idea of the chaos they create in their wake. A reckless game of dressing up and hide and seek results in a big crash, a trumpet wedged onto Mortimer's head and a milk shortage. While Arabel, Mortimer and Chris are out replacing the milk, Arabel's parents return home to find the house empty and apparently ransacked. They fear the worst! Can it be that a black mamba has escaped from the zoo or has Arabel been kidnapped? Policemen, firemen and anxious ladies comb the streets in search of the missing trio, who are blissfully unaware of the chaos they have caused.
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Arabel's Raven

Arabel's Raven

Joan Aiken ,  Quentin Blake

$14.95

The first story about Arabel and her pet raven Mortimer. In Arabel's Raven, Mr Jones, while driving his taxi, notices something bedraggled in the road. He stops and discovers an injured raven. He takes it home and his four-year-old daughter Arabel falls in love at first sight. 'His name is Mortimer,' she announces and Mortimer has found a home. A series of thefts and a robber quarrel are only two of the dramas in this delightful tale in which Mortimer and Arabel find their ways straight to the reader's heart.
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The Boy Who Loved the Moon

The Boy Who Loved the Moon

Rino Alaino ,  Rino Alaimo

$22.99

This beautiful adaptation of the beloved The Boy and The Moon winner of multiple international independent film awards tells the story of a boy who swims the deepest seas and slays the mightiest dragons to win the Moon's love.
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Jo's Boys

Jo's Boys

Louisa May Alcott

$14.99

'My dear girls, stop your mud-pies and hear the news!' Ten years after Little Men, the boys that Jo raised are all grown-up. But that certainly doesn't mean that they no longer need her help and advice. Emil, now as sailor, must survive shipwreck and disaster. Dan's attempt to make his fortune ends in prison. Nat's career in music takes him to Europe, to a life of frivolity and a tricky romantic muddle. But returning to Plumfield to tell their tales, they are, and will always be, Jo's boys. This book includes exclusive content: in the 'Backstory' you can discover the story behind the Little Women series and take the Jo's Boys quiz Vintage Children's Classics is a twenty-first century classics list aimed at 8-12 year olds and the adults in their lives. You can discover timeless favourites from The Jungle Book and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland to modern classics such as The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.
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Little Men

Little Men

Louisa May Alcott

$14.99

'We always allow one pillow-fight Saturday night'. Did you ever wonder what happened to Jo March from Little Women? She grew up, of course, and followed her dream to become a writer. In addition, she opened a school, home to her two children and twelve other boys. There's accident-prone Tommy, bookish Demi, and greedy Stuffy. Into this large, unusual family arrives Nat - a skinny, nervous orphan boy with no schooling, just a fearless talent for the violin. Amid all the scrapes and japes of twelve rambunctious boys, can little Nat find his place at Plumfield? This book includes exclusive material. In the 'Backstory' you can find out what inspired the author and test your knowledge of Jo's enormous family. Vintage Children's Classics is a twenty-first century classics list aimed at 8-12 year olds and the adults in their lives. You can discover timeless favourites from The Jungle Book and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland to modern classics such as The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.
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Hokey Pokey: Aussie Edition

Hokey Pokey: Aussie Edition

Ed Allen ,  Sarah Hardy

$9.99

'Okey dokey, let's do the HOKEY POKEY!' Come and sing and dance along with all your favourite Australian animal friends. That's what it's all about!
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The Potion Diaries

The Potion Diaries

Amy Alward

$16.99

When the Princess of Nova accidentally poisons herself with a love potion meant for her crush, she falls crown-over-heels in love with her own reflection. Oops. A nationwide hunt is called to find the cure, with competitors travelling the world for the rarest ingredients, deep in magical forests and frozen tundras, facing death at every turn. Enter Samantha Kemi - an ordinary girl with an extraordinary talent. Sam's family were once the most respected alchemists in the kingdom, but they've fallen on hard times, and winning the hunt would save their reputation. But can Sam really compete with the dazzling powers of the ZoroAster megapharma company? Just how close is Sam willing to get to Zain Aster, her dashing former classmate and enemy, in the meantime? And just to add to the pressure, this quest is ALL OVER social media. And the world news. No big deal, then. 'It's so cool!' Zoe Sugg, aka Zoella 'Inventive, romantic, and downright delightful, The Potion Diaries cast its spell on me from page one, and is the most fun I've had reading in ages!' Sarah J Maas, author of the Throne of Glass series
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The Little Girl and the Tiny Doll

The Little Girl and the Tiny Doll

Aingelda Ardizzone ,  Edward Ardizzone

$16.99

There was once a tiny doll who belonged to a girl who did not care for dolls. One day when the little girl was shopping in the supermarket with her mother, she threw the tiny doll into a deep freeze. So the tiny doll had to stay there, cold and lonely, and frightened by people shuffling all the food round her. But someone came along who felt sorry for her, and thought of ways to make her happier, so the tiny doll began to smile again.
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Sporty Kids: Soccer

Sporty Kids: Soccer

Felice Arena ,  Tom Jellett

$9.99

'FWOOOOMP! It was a killer kick, straight through goals. Abby did a victory dance and skipped around Joe and Lizzie.' Abby always wins at soccer. So why won't Pete join her team?
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Sporty Kids: Tennis

Sporty Kids: Tennis

Felice Arena ,  Tom Jellett

$9.99

'Yes!' yelled Stefan. He threw his arms up in the air. 'Game, set and match to me! But there was no one else to cheer him on. Stefan has winning racquet skills. But will he ever play a real game of tennis?
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Sounder

Sounder

William H. Armstrong

$16.99

Set in the 19th-century American South, this is the story a poor African-American sharecropping family, their faithful dog, Sounder, and the eldest boy's efforts to learn how to read and help his mother to support the family after his father is arrested for stealing a ham. When Sounder chases after the Sheriff's deputies he is shot and he crawls away, seemingly to die. For weeks the boy thinks that he has lost both his father and his dog, but then Sounder comes back, lame and missing an ear. The boy continues to search for his father, until a few years later the father returns home, disabled from a quarry accident. Reunited at last, the father and Sounder go on one final hunting trip together...
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Belinda, the Ninja Ballerina

Belinda, the Ninja Ballerina

Candida Baker ,  Mitch Vane

$15.95

It's every little girl's dream to be a ballerina, right? Well, not in the case of Belinda, the ninja ballerina. Enrolled in ballet classes against her will, Belinda would take a headstand over a pirouette any day. But nobody will actually listen to Belinda's protests that she wants to be a ninja, not a ballerina. That is until Belinda stages a one-girl protest and demands her rights. Her teacher has to put her thinking cap on and finally comes up with a solution that will keep everybody happy.
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Selby Celebrates

Selby Celebrates

Duncan Ball

$19.99

Selby the Talking Dog is turning thirty, and this special edition contains the first three titles in the Selby series (Selby's Secret, Selby Speaks and Selby Screams) that take us back to Selby's early days and where it all began.
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Peter Pan and Wendy

Peter Pan and Wendy

Sir J. M. Barrie ,  Shirley Hughes

$19.99

Second to the right, and straight on till morning! Meet Peter Pan, the boy who never grows up, Tinkerbell the mischievous fairy, the Lost Boys and the villainous Captain Hook. A swashbuckling children's adventure classic for generations, this edition has beautiful two colour illustrations by beloved illustrator Shirley Hughes. Pan - a new film prequel to Peter Pan - is out summer 2015.
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The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz

L. Frank Baum

$14.99

'The road to the City of Emeralds is paved with yellow brick'. When a tornado crashes through Kansas City, Dorothy and her dog Toto are whisked far away, over the rainbow, to a strange land called Oz. How will they ever get home? And what is at the end of the yellow brick road? Plucky Dorothy and Toto embark on a magical adventure to search for the Wizard of Oz and along the way encounter new friends: the Tin Woodman, the Scarecrow and the Cowardly Lion. It includes exclusive material: In the Backstory you can take the quiz and find out how much you really know about The Wizard of Oz! Vintage Children's Classics is a twenty-first century classics list aimed at 8-12 year olds and the adults in their lives. Discover timeless favourites from The Jungle Book and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland to modern classics such as The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.
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The Thing About Jellyfish

The Thing About Jellyfish

Ali Benjamin

$16.99

It's peculiar how no-words can be better than words. How silence can say more than noise, or a person's absence can occupy even more space than their presence did. Suzy is 12 when her best friend, Franny, drowns one summer at the beach. It takes two days for the news to reach Suzy, and it's not something that she can accept: Franny has always been a strong swimmer, from the day they met in swim class when they were just 5. How can someone all of a sudden, just no longer be there? Suzy realizes that they must have got it wrong: Franny didn't just drown - she was stung by a poisonous jellyfish. This makes a lot more sense to Suzy's logical mind than a random drowning - cause: a jellyfish sting; effect: death. Suzy's journey to acceptance is quiet - she resolves to either say something important, or say nothing at all. But it's also bursting with bittersweet humour, heart-breaking honesty, big ideas and small details. Perfect for fans of Wonder, Counting By 7s and My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece.
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Blown Away

Blown Away

Rob Biddulph

$14.99

Come on an unexpected journey with a fearless blue penguin in the most captivating picture book debut of the year! Winner of the Waterstones Children's Book Prize. Meet Penguin Blue, in this Waterstones Children's Book Prize winning tale! It's a windy day, and he has a brand new kite - but where's he going on this maiden flight? Penguin Blue and his friends go on a gloriously illustrated adventure full of good ideas, homesickness and the perils of kites, from the sparkling new talent Rob Biddulph.
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Grrrrr!

Grrrrr!

Rob Biddulph

$24.99

Come join Fred the Bear on a stunningly illustrated journey to be crowned the best bear in the wood and, just maybe, learn that there might be more to life than training... Each year, for as long as the forest has stood, A contest is held for the bears of the wood... And Fred is the champion. He's just that good. Fred is the Best Bear in the Wood - and he's got the medals to prove it. Being the best takes a lot of hard work, and time on your own, but Fred doesn't mind. Until a new bear moves to town, and Fred's champion GRRRRR goes missing... How will he ever win now? Or will Fred instead learn that some things are more important than winning?
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The Brothers Quibble

The Brothers Quibble

Aaron Blabey

$16.99

Spalding Quibble ruled the roost. He shared it with no other. But then his parents introduced a brand new baby brother. Uh oh. A book about love (and war) from the award-winning author of Pearl Barley and Charlie Parsley, The Dreadful Fluff and Noah Dreary.
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Duck, Duck, Goose!

Duck, Duck, Goose!

Michaela Blassnig ,  Michaela Blassnig

$14.99

A crazy, fun-filled journey down the river of the cute and the absurd, it will delight youngsters and have them reading this book over and over. Inspired by the beloved kids' game, two ducks meet new friends each time the page is turned - a cockatoo... a gnu in a canoe... a pirate crew... and many more!
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Elephants: A Book for Children

Elephants: A Book for Children

Steve Bloom ,  David Henry Wilson

$16.99

Steve Bloom is an internationally bestselling wildlife photographer and the author of Thames & Hudson's bestselling publication, Elephant!. Here, eighty of his stunning photographs and an entertaining text by David Henry Wilson capture every aspect of this wonderful creature's life and world. Why do elephants flap their ears? How much do they eat? Why do they roll in mud? This book answers these questions and many more, including intriguing facts about elephants' trunks, tusks and tails, their families and friends, what they get up to from dawn to dusk, and the special relationship between elephants and humans and elephants and other animals.
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Usborne Astronomy and Space Picture Book

Usborne Astronomy and Space Picture Book

Emily Bone ,  Hazel Maskell ,  Adam Larkum ,  Paul Weston

$19.99

Each page of this fascinating reference book details a different element of space and astronomy, from the realities of living on the International Space Station to our solar system and what we know about distant space.
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Little Book of Australia's Big Things

Little Book of Australia's Big Things

Samone Bos

$19.95

STREWTH! Ever seen a banana the size of a bus? How about a sheep taller than a two-storey house? G’day! You’re in AUSTRALIA, the home of BIG sculptures, BIG folk art and BIG roadside attractions. We call them BIG THINGS! Masterly illustrated by celebrated Melbourne graphic artist Alice Oehr, The Little Book of Australia’s Big Things celebrates those BIG attractions that capture imaginations young and old on the beloved Aussie road trip or family holiday.
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Big Bear Little Chair

Big Bear Little Chair

Lizi Boyd

$29.95

In this artful and deceptively simple book, master book creator Lizi Boyd is at it again. Using her inimitable style to expand upon a familiar concept, she has created a compendium of unexpected opposites that is also a charming and emotionally warm story about Big Bear, little bear, and the stories that bring them together.
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ANZAC Boys

ANZAC Boys

Tony Bradman ,  Ollie Cuthbertson

$11.99

A gripping historical tale based on a tragic episode of World War One. Bert and his little brother Frank are orphans. Determined to stay together, tragedy strikes when they are transported out of the country to serve as cheap labour in the British colonies and end up separated; Bert to Australia and Frank to New Zealand. Years pass. As the Great War dawns in Europe, the ANZACs send their soldiers to storm Gallipoli, but can the battlefield also serve as a reunion for the two brothers? Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 9+
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The Tiger Prowls: A Pop-Up Book of Wild Animals

The Tiger Prowls: A Pop-Up Book of Wild Animals

Sebastien Braun ,  Maggie Bateson

$19.99

This beautiful pop-up features a range of stunningly illustrated wild animals. With lyrical text, stylish images and inventive pop-ups, it will be a beautiful addition to any child's shelf and a gorgeous introduction to some of the world's most iconic creatures.
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Lair of Dreams

Lair of Dreams

Libba Bray

$24.99

1920s New York. America's Sweetheart Seer. Diviners dream-walk. Follow them down...

After a supernatural showdown with a serial killer, Evie O'Neill has outed herself as a Diviner. With her uncanny ability to read people's secrets, she's become a media darling, and everyone's in love with the city's newest It Girl. Everyone, that is, except the other Diviners, such as piano-playing Henry DuBois and Chinatown resident Ling Chan, both struggling to keep their powers a secret - for they can walk in dreams...

While Evie lives the high life, victims of a mysterious sleeping sickness start turning up across New York City. As Henry searches for lost love, and Ling strives to succeed in a world that shuns her, a malevolent force infects their dreams. And at the edges of it all lurks a man in a stovepipe hat, who has plans that extend farther than anyone can guess.As the sickness spreads, can the Diviners descend into the dreamworld to save the city?
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Growing Up for Girls

Growing Up for Girls

Felicity Brooks ,  Katie Lovell

$19.99

This book prepares girls for what to expect from puberty and offers advice on what they can do to cope with the emotional, psychological and physical changes and stay happy and confident as they go through their early teens. It covers all the topics that girls want to find out about, including moods and feelings, periods and how to survive them, what happens to boys, diet, eating disorders, exercise, body image, sex and relationships, contraception, sexual health, self-confidence, drink and drugs, exam stress, cyberbullying, and staying safe - both out and about and online. It guides young teenagers through this exciting and sometimes daunting stage as they start taking full responsibility for many aspects of their own lives for the first time.
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The Eighteenth Emergency

The Eighteenth Emergency

Betsy Byars

$17.99

Magical storytelling, perfect for fans of Jeff Kinney, David Walliams and Roald Dahl. Mouse has a plan for every emergency. He knows how to survive a fall from a plane, what to do in quicksand, and how to bewilder a charging bull. But nohing - nobody - could be prepared for Marv Hammerman. Marv Hammerman, Neanderthal man, is twice as big as anyone else in the class, and when he is out to get someone, he usually succeeds. A timeless, poignant and funny story about bullying from Newbery Medal-Winner Betsy Byars.
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Prom Princess: Princess Diaries #5

Prom Princess: Princess Diaries #5

Meg Cabot

$12.99

Princess Mia Thermopolis is about to turn fifteen - and can't wait to dance the night away with Michael at the biggest, most romantic event of her life so far: the senior prom! But nothing's going according to plan. Not only does Mia face a snoozefest summer of public functions in Genovia. Even worse is the fact that Michael hasn't even invited Mia to the prom at all. Hello, what is going on here? Just as Mia comes up with a perfect plan to change her man's mind, disaster strikes. A disaster that only a (slightly-evil) genius like Grandmere can overcome...
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Royally Obsessed: Princess Diaries #4

Royally Obsessed: Princess Diaries #4

Meg Cabot

$12.99

Mia and Michael are finally an item, but her totally out-of-control Grandmere seems to have other plans... Just before the happy couple's first hot date, an unmissable royal engagement turns up. Could it be that Michael doesn't measure up - and that (please not!) Grandmere's got someone else in mind for Princess Amelia Mignonette Grimaldi Thermopolis Renaldo? Previously published as Mia Goes Fourth, Royally Obsessed is the fourth novel in the hilarious, bestselling The Princess Diaries series by Meg Cabot - with a gorgeous cover to celebrate the series's fifteenth anniversary.
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Dorrie and the Blue Witch

Dorrie and the Blue Witch

Patricia Coombs

$14.95

Meet the original Worst Witch in this brand-new hardback edition of a much-loved magical classic. The perfect gift for all Dorrie fans. When Dorrie is home alone one day, she decides to have a tea party with Gink the cat. But there's a knock on the door and it's the bad Blue Witch! Dorrie is in trouble, but with a bit of help from Cook's magic cabinet, can she capture the Blue Witch in time? Also available to collect in these new hardback editions: Dorrie and the Wizard's Spell.
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Dorrie and the Wizard's Spell

Dorrie and the Wizard's Spell

Patricia Coombs

$14.95

Meet the original Worst Witch in this brand-new hardback edition of a much-loved magical classic. The perfect gift for all Dorrie fans. Dorrie is busy helping out at the Library Bazaar. But she's so busy that she doesn't even notice when her mother, the Big Witch, accidentally drinks Wizard Wink's magic potion and disappears! Will Dorrie solve the mystery and break the spell? Also available to collect in these new hardback editions: Dorrie and the Blue Witch.
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I Don't Want to Eat My Dinner

I Don't Want to Eat My Dinner

David Cornish

$14.99

The perfect picture book for parent and caregivers to help bring some humour and levity to what can often be a real battleground. Rollo doesn't like eating dinner. It is so BORING and there are always so many more interesting things to do. But eating well is very important and young children will love to see how Rollo manages to make dinner time one of the most exciting and adventurous times of the day.
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Maisy's Pirate Ship

Maisy's Pirate Ship

Lucy Cousins ,  Lucy Cousins

$24.95

Have a pirate adventure with Maisy in this fantastic book of play from the multi-award-winning Lucy Cousins, complete with pop-up 3-D ship and press-out characters. Ahoy, me hearties! Are you ready for some swashbuckling fun? Brush up on your sword-fighting, discover treasure, but beware of the sea monsters! Perfect for any pint-sized pirate, this interactive book can be easily transported to keep little ones entertained on the go - and when they've finished playing the press-out characters can then be stowed away in a keep-safe pocket at the end. It's more fun with Maisy! Visit her amazing website - www.maisyfun.com - for activities, newsletters, games and more.
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Stray

Stray

Rachael Craw

$19.95

It's hard to remember hating anything as much as I hate Affinity; a bone-deep loathing for the faceless unknown and the concrete walls of my own DNA. Evie is a Shield: designed to kill in order to protect, and the Affinity Project have finally come for her. But Evie isn't ready for the sinister organisation to take control of her life, her body, her mind. She isn't ready to follow their rules about who may live and who must die - not when it condemns the innocent. She has one option: risk losing everything and everyone - including Jamie - and run.
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Spark

Spark

Rachael Craw

$19.95

Evie doesn't have a choice. One day she's an ordinary seventeen-year-old, grieving for her mother. The next she's a Shield, the result of a decades-old experiment gone wrong, bound by DNA to defend her best friend from an unknown killer. The threat could come at home, at school, anywhere. All Evie knows is that it will be a fight to the death. And then there's Jamie. Irresistible. Off-limits.
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Robin Hood

Robin Hood

Paul Creswick ,  N C Wyeth

$29.99

No need to steal this treasured tale from the rich, but it makes a great gift all the same. Share Robin Hood's epic story of justice and generosity with this masterfully crafted illustrated Scribner Classics edition. Based on the Paul Creswick telling of Robin Hood and drawing from the rich and varied lore surrounding the beloved outlaw, this spirited reworking of Robin Hood's many adventures is a vibrant introduction to Friar Tuck, Little John, Maid Marian, the Sheriff of Nottingham, and, of course, Robin Hood, the hero whose generosity and sense of justice has captivated readers for eight hundred years. This collectible edition includes a soft-touch cover, gold foiling, and N.C. Wyeth's original oil paintings.
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One

One

Sarah Crossan

$19.99

Grace and Tippi are twins - conjoined twins. And their lives are about to change. No longer able to afford homeschooling, they must venture into the world - a world of stares, sneers and cruelty. Will they find more than that at school? Can they find real friends? And what about love? But what neither Grace or Tippi realises is that a heart-wrenching decision lies ahead. A decision that could tear them apart. One that will change their lives even more than they ever imagined... From Carnegie Medal shortlisted author Sarah Crossan, this moving and beautifully crafted novel about identity, sisterhood and love ultimately asks one question: what does it mean to want and have a soulmate?
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Ancient Romans Picture Book

Ancient Romans Picture Book

Megan Cullis ,  Wesley Robins

$19.99

A colourful information book, packed with brightly illustrated pages describing how the Romans entertained themselves, the fashion trends they followed, why the Roman Empire fell apart and more. A fantastic introduction to the history of Ancient Rome and the Roman people.
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Goodnight Already!

Goodnight Already!

Jory John ,  Benji Davies

$14.99

A hilarious bedtime story from debut children's book author Jory John, and Benji Davies, illustrator of Storm Whale. Meet Bear. He's exhausted. All he wants is to go to sleep. Meet Duck, Bear's persistent next-door neighbour. All he wants is to hang out... with Bear. How will Bear ever fall asleep!
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Bat Loves the Night

Bat Loves the Night

Nicola Davies

$16.95

Did you know that bats aren't birds, but mammals? That they sleep upside down? That they shout as they fly, using their voice to find their way? Curious young minds will love learning about the life cycles of bats in this picture book which combines story with information.
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All of the Above

All of the Above

James Dawson

$16.95

This is a funny and moving love story about friends, first loves and self-discovery by the Queen of Teen 2014. When sixteen-year-old Toria Bland arrives at her new school she needs to work out who her friends are, all in a crazy whirl of worry, exam pressure and anxiety over fitting in. Things start looking up when Toria meets the funny and foul-mouthed Polly, who's the coolest girl Toria has ever seen. Polly and the rest of the 'alternative' kids take Toria under their wing. And that's when she meets the irresistible Nico Mancini, lead singer of a local band - and it's instalove at first sight! Toria likes Nico, Nico likes Toria... but then there's Polly. Love and friendship have a funny way of going round in circles.
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Touchthinklearn: Shapes

Touchthinklearn: Shapes

Xavier Deneux

$24.95

Introducing TouchThinkLearn books, the new format which redefines the very young concept book market. They're an ingeniously simple and tactile way of communicating core concepts, allowing the youngest readers to actively explore knowledge in a hands-on, multi-dimensional way. Just seeing the cover, with its powerful combination of die-cuts and raised, shaped elements, readers will know they're in for a very special treat: a book to be experienced on many levels, and conveying 3D visual excitement without the fragility associated with such novelty formats as pop-ups or lift-the-flaps. And best of all, these titles celebrate the very physicality of the book and the experience of actually holding the book and tracing its shapes with a finger. Opposites is the ideal subject for the TouchThinkLearn format: the raised die-cuts of the left-hand page 'reflected' in the depressed cut-outs of the right. Whether it's the moon rising out of the night of one page and the sun setting in the day of the next; or a little polar bear emerging into the white arctic snow and a tiny mouse disappearing down a black hole, Opposites offers shape and reality to give early learning new dimension.
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Touchthinklearn: Vehicles

Touchthinklearn: Vehicles

Xavier Deneux

$22.95

Featuring spreads each with raised shaped objects that fit into scooped cutouts on their opposite page, these two new TouchThinkLearn books offer the youngest learners an irresistible opportunity to explore their universe in a hands-on multisensory way. Seeing the image, tracing its shape, saying its name: these modes of perception combine in a dynamic way to stimulate understanding of essential concepts. Discover - and experience - a pig by tracing its raised outline on one side and the concave form of the mud puddle it wallows in on the other. Clusters of related words on each spread offer parents and children a springboard for further conversations to encourage the language skills so crucial to later successful learning. In a format unlike any other, these groundbreaking books translate abstract thought into tangible knowledge.
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Touchthinklearn: Farm

Touchthinklearn: Farm

Xavier Deneux

$22.95

Featuring spreads each with raised shaped objects that fit into scooped cutouts on their opposite page, these two new TouchThinkLearn books offer the youngest learners an irresistible opportunity to explore their universe in a hands-on multisensory way. Seeing the image, tracing its shape, saying its name: these modes of perception combine in a dynamic way to stimulate understanding of essential concepts. Discover - and experience - a pig by tracing its raised outline on one side and the concave form of the mud puddle it wallows in on the other. Clusters of related words on each spread offer parents and children a springboard for further conversations to encourage the language skills so crucial to later successful learning. In a format unlike any other, these groundbreaking books translate abstract thought into tangible knowledge.
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Myths and Legends

Myths and Legends

$9.99

Let your imagination soar as the storyteller in Myths and Legends whisks you away on a magical journey around the world, retelling myths and legends from long ago. Meet the mischievous tricksters, the brave heroes and the all-powerful creator gods from ancient cultures and find out how they overcome the giants, the shape shifters and the lure of sea-maidens. DK Reads is a new three-level reading scheme helping kids learn how to read at home - and learn how to love reading. DK Reads are levelled into stages to help every child progress their reading skills and become a confident reader. DK Reads feature engaging and highly illustrated topics with true kid appeal. The story narrative is supported with interactive pages and questions to encourage children to access information from a range of sources and develop comprehension skills.
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Cars, Trains, Ships and Planes: A Visual Encyclopedia of Every Vehicle

Cars, Trains, Ships and Planes: A Visual Encyclopedia of Every Vehicle

$39.99

This is a comprehensive kid's encyclopedia packed with photos of all modes of transportation, from classic cars and motorbikes to sailboats and spaceships Cars, Trains, Ships and Planes displays exciting vehicles that float, fly or speed across the land, including the record breakers - the fastest, largest, longest and costliest modes of transportation ever to zoom, sail or soar. Explore over 1,000 different vehicles and discover fun facts and figures. This kid's encyclopedia is the fastest route to learning about the entire history of all modern modes of transportation, from the first wheel to the latest hybrids. Cars, Trains, Ships and Planes is the perfect gift for young transport enthusiasts, who are revved up and ready to read.
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Knowledge Encyclopedia: Space!

Knowledge Encyclopedia: Space!

Dorling Kindersley

$35.00

Knowledge Encyclopedia Space! reveals jaw-dropping 3D images of planets, stars and much more. The perfect kids space book, packed with amazing space facts and NASA images revealing the wonders of the cosmos, from black holes to the big bang. See our universe in greater detail than ever before and bring the wonders of the cosmos to life. Perfect for projects or kids interested in the wonders of space, covering every (known) inch of our solar system, galaxy and universe. Take a closer look at Jupiter with 3D images that show each space object in incredible detail or explore the millions of stars in the night's sky. Fully up-to-date with the latest stunning images from NASA and Hubble. Help your kids explore the wonders and mysteries of our universe with Knowledge Encyclopedia Space!
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My Best-Ever Pop-Up Space Book

My Best-Ever Pop-Up Space Book

Dorling Kindersley

$24.99

DK's My Best-Ever Pop-Up Space Book is the perfect introduction to space for your child. Find out about the sun, moon, stars, space travel, astronauts, planet earth and the other planets too! With dramatic pop-ups on every space, a fold-out solar system and a fun sound to count-down with, little ones will love learning all about space! The unique blend of photography, adorable illustrated robots and simple text, will both educate and entertain your child.
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The Super Weird Collection

The Super Weird Collection

Anh Do ,  Jules Faber

$49.99

Weir Do's the new kid in school. With an unforgettable name, a crazy family and some seriously weird habits, fitting in won't be easy. But it will be funny! The Super Weird Collection - it doesn't get any weirder than that!
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Happy...

Happy...

Emma Dodd

$15.99

Little owl loves playing games, trying new things and singing, but what makes little owl happiest of all? Why, when he cuddles close with his mummy and whispers, I love you . I know that you are happy when you wake me with a song. I know that you are happywhen you hop and skip along.
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Wish...

Wish...

Emma Dodd

$15.99

This brave little wolf has someone special who always wants the very best for him. Daddy wolf loves teaching his little one the ways of the world and, side by side, they make a super team! Until you came into the world, I thought my life complete. But then I wished and it came true. I wished for you, my sweet. This brave little wolf has someone special who always wants the very best for him. Daddy wolf loves teaching his little one the ways of the world and, side by side, they make a super team!
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The Scarecrows' Wedding

The Scarecrows' Wedding

Axel Scheffler ,  Julia Donaldson

$15.99

The eagerly awaited new picture book from the creators of The Gruffalo and Stick Man, now available in paperback. Written in Julia Donaldson's glorious rhyme and illustrated in glowing colour by Axel Scheffler, The Scarecrow's Wedding is a fabulous love story, with drama, humour, originality - and a happy ending! Two scarecrows, Betty O'Barley and Harry O'Hay, are planning the perfect wedding. But wicked scarecrow, Reginald Rake, has other ideas and almost ruins their special day. Harry must become a hero before he and Betty can have the wedding of their dreams.
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What the Ladybird Heard Next

What the Ladybird Heard Next

Julia Donaldson

$24.99

Once upon a farm lived a ladybird, And these are the things that she saw and heard Those crafty robbers Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len are out of jail, and they're heading back to the farm with another cunning plan to cause trouble. They've been stealing eggs from the fat red hen, but now they're setting their sights higher and are planning to steal the fat red hen herself! Fortunately the quiet, clever ladybird is on their trail, and she and her farm animal friends have a plan of their own. Join the cow, the goose, the horse, the sheep, the cat, and everyone's favourite ladybird in this fantastically funny farmyard caper - a much anticipated sequel to the hugely successful What the Ladybird Heard, which has sold over a million copies worldwide.
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The Gruffalo and Friends Activity Case

The Gruffalo and Friends Activity Case

Donaldson, Julia & Scheffler, Axel

$19.99

This essential Gruffalo and Friends Activity Case is packed with puzzles, colouring-in, activities and hundreds of stickers, all based on four award-winning picture books by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler: The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo's Child, The Snail and the Whale and Room on the Broom. The two activity books, two colouring books and four sticker sheets all come neatly packed in a case with a convenient carry handle, so you can take the fun with you wherever you go. Perfect for birthdays, rainy days and school holidays - a great gift for any child.
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A B See

A B See

Elizabeth Doyle ,  Elizabeth Doyle

$12.99

A beautifully illustrated, graphic alphabet book with a fun search-and-find twist. If a picture is worth a thousand words, what's in a single letter? Everything in A B See ! Because hidden in each graphic letter are tiny troves of ABC treasures waiting to be found by sharp-eyed readers. Can you find the apple, arrow, and armor in the letter A? Or the bear, banjo, and bike buried in the letter B? Read along in this unique alphabet board book that asks audiences to A B See beyond the ABCs.
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Duncan the Story Dragon

Duncan the Story Dragon

Amanda Driscoll

$29.99

A charming story about the joys of reading that is perfect for fans of Dog Loves Books and Stellaluna. Duncan the Dragon loves to read. When he reads a story, his imagination catches fire! Unfortunately . . . so does his book. Fire breath is great for roasting marshmallows, but it s not so great for reading. Duncan just wants to get to those two wonderful words, like the last sip of a chocolate milk shake: The End. Will he ever find out how the story ends? This bright, warm tale champions determination, friendship, and a love for books. And milk shakes!
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The Cat at the Wall

The Cat at the Wall

Deborah Ellis

$16.99

In the Palestinian West Bank, a cat sneaks into a small Palestinian house that has just been commandeered by two Israeli soldiers. The house seems empty, until the cat realises that a little boy is hiding beneath the floorboards... Should she help him? After all, she's just a cat... Or is she?

It turns out that this particular cat is not used to thinking about anyone but herself. She was once a regular North American girl who only had to deal with normal middle-school problems - staying under the teachers' radar, bullying her sister and the uncool kids, outsmarting her clueless parents. But that was before she died and came back to life as a cat, in a place with a whole different set of rules for survival...

When the little boy is discovered, the soldiers don't know what to do with him. Where are the child's parents? Why has he been left alone in the house? It is not long before his teacher and classmates come looking for him, and the house is suddenly surrounded by Palestinian villagers throwing rocks, and the sound of Israeli tanks approaching. Not my business, thinks the cat.  Then she sees a photograph, and suddenly understands what happened to the boy's parents, and why they have not returned.

As the soldiers begin to panic, disaster seems certain, and she knows that it is up to her to defuse the situation. But what can a cat do? What can any one creature do?
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Three Sardines on a Bench

Three Sardines on a Bench

Michael Escoffier ,  Kris Di Giacomo

$14.95

Three Sardines on a Bench is a humorous and fantastic children's picture book. The story centres around three eccentric sardines sharing their views on the world; pontificating on strange matters and purporting to know things that the sardines obviously know nothing about. The sardines begin to even baffle themselves with some of life's unanswered questions. This small, quirky and precocious book reminds us of the importance of broadening our horizons, seizing life's every moment and not wasting time. Petite in size, replicating the size of a tin of sardines this is an extraordinary imaginative and beautiful book. Age range 8+
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Suri's Wall

Suri's Wall

Lucy Estela ,  Matthew Ottley

$24.99

Eva squeezed Suri's hand. 'What's there? What can you see?' 'What can I see?' Suri looked out over the wall. 'Oh, it's beautiful, let me tell you all about it.' A moving tale of the power of the human spirit brought alive by Lucy Estela and award-winning illustrator Matt Ottley.
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The Mice and the Shoemaker

The Mice and the Shoemaker

Gabriel Evans

$29.95

When the home of the Woodland Whiskers family is flooded out, they must seek refuge in Grandpa Squeak's home.Grandpa lives under the floorboards of a store that belongs to a kindly shoemaker who feeds the little mouse every day. The Woodland Whiskers family decide to repay the shoemaker's kindness by making the most exquisite shoes for him. And he in turn creates some new clothes for them so that they can return to their home for Christmas Eve...Pop-ups and lift-the-flaps engage the reader with the storyDetailed artwork that young readers will come back to again and againA classic Christmas tale which explores the idea of giving...
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It So Happens

It So Happens

Finzo

$29.95

It so happens is picture book like no other. When Algernon impulsively decides to go on an adventure, he quickly finds himself in the middle of one whacky situation after another. But when Algernon eventually encounters a Swiss Witch with a bizarre appetite for travellers, the fallout is unpredictable. Filled with surreal humour and absurdity, It so happens will take you on a rollicking ride of fun. Age range 7+
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Bollygum

Bollygum

Garry Fleming ,  Garry Fleming

$19.99

Among our forests and woodlands there are untouched pockets where time stands still. This is the story of one such place and the creatures that dwell in its valley. This is the story of Bollygum...The delightful story of a little possum who moved from the city to the bush; and the friendship that develops between her and the creatures of Bollygum.
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The Little Bookshop and the Origami Army

The Little Bookshop and the Origami Army

Michael Foreman ,  Michael Foreman

$27.99

When the Mayor decides to close down Joey's favourite bookshop in order to build a big superstore, Joey calls upon his friend, Origami Girl, to help. Origami Girl creates an army out of characters from famous children's books to put a stop to the mayor and the builders before it is too late!
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Battle of the Heroes: Impossible Quest #5

Battle of the Heroes: Impossible Quest #5

Kate Forsyth

$14.99

Do not lose faith. Remember the words of the story, remember the words of the spell...

Quinn, Sebastian, Elanor and Tom have defeated the black witch Githa and found the last crucial piece of the prophecy - the sea serpent's scale.

Back now at Wolfhaven, they search desperately through the castle crypts for the sleeping heroes, who they hope will save them all... before trhe dark moon rises and they lose everything.
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Possum Magic (Plus CD)

Possum Magic (Plus CD)

Mem Fox ,  Julie Vivas

$24.99

Grandma Poss makes bush magic. And her best trick of all is making Hush invisible. Now Hush will truly be safe from snakes.But one day Hush wants to become visible again. Grandma Poss looks and looks, but she can't find the right magic. Then she remembers. It's something to do with food! People food - not possum food. So the two set off on what becomes a fascination culinary tour of the cities of Australia to find the magic that will make Hush visible again.
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Possum Magic with Plush Toy (Boxed Set)

Possum Magic with Plush Toy (Boxed Set)

Mem Fox ,  Julie Vivas

$29.99

Possum Magic - the classic story of Hush and Grandma Poss - is presented together for the first time with a cuddly toy Hush. On its first publication in 1983, Possum Magic was an instant success, and has been voted by booksellers as Australia's best-selling children's picture book.
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Fire

Fire

Jackie French ,  Bruce Whatley

$15.99

'One small spark brought fire awake. Winding like a small black snake. Fire flickered, fire crept. Flames snickered, bushfire leapt...' Inspired by the bushfires that have affected many Australians, Fire is a moving and sensitive story of a natural disaster as seen through the eyes of a cockatoo. The fire mercilessly engulfs homes and land, leaving a path of destruction. But from the ruins, courage, kindness and new life grows. A beautiful and timely expression of the strength of the Australian spirit during times of adversity.
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Angela and the Cherry Tree

Angela and the Cherry Tree

Raphaele Frier ,  Teresa Lima

$22.95

Angela wakes up full of hope - she is expecting a visitor. She prepares her hair, puts on perfume and bakes her speciality - shortbread cookies. She waits, impatiently at times, and finally the little girl arrives...Angela and the cherry tree provides a touching insight into the mind of a person suffering from dementia. It is a rare and poignant picture book, handling a sensitive subject with respect and dignity. Its insights and beauty are derived from perceptive, lyrical detail and stunning illustrations.
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Growing Up for Boys

Growing Up for Boys

Alex Frith ,  Kate Sutton

$19.99

his book prepares boys for what to expect from puberty and offers advice on what they can do to cope with the physical, psychological and emotional changes and stay happy and confident as they go through their early teens. Covers all the topics that boys want to find out about, including moods and feelings, what happens to girls, diet, exercise, body image, sex and relationships, contraception, sexual health, self-confidence, drink and drugs, exam stress, cyberbullying, and staying safe - both out and about and online. Guides young teenagers through this exciting and sometimes daunting stage as they start taking full responsibility for many aspects of their own lives for the first time.
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Where Are You, Blue?

Where Are You, Blue?

Sonali Fry ,  Holly Clifton-Brown

$12.99

When Blue Dot is running late, his whereabouts get caught up in a hilarious chain of miscommunication. Okay! Blue Dot is on his way. What? Blue Dot has joined the ballet? Wait no - he said he'd be here soon. Why did Blue Dot go to the moon? Blue Dot is late for dinner, and one misheard statement leads to a string of rumors about where he could be. Did he move out of town? Has he become a circus clown? Why is he delayed? Did he join a parade? It's a classic game of telephone gone awry. Readers young and old will love sharing this sturdy board book filled with rhyming text and dots who are as vibrant in color as they are in character.
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Coco Banjo Has Been Unfriended

Coco Banjo Has Been Unfriended

N.J. Gemmell

$14.99

It's time for school camp and some spectacular, Coco-licious adventures! But two problems could ruin everything... Jay Page is hiding his pet rat in his bag. Worse, Coco's best friend N wants to join Belle's group. Has Coco been unfriended? Can Miss Trample really ban Coco from the disco? Could this camp get any worse? Coco needs an amazing plan to make things right. Maybe the Prime Minister can help!
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The Edge of the Shadows

The Edge of the Shadows

Elizabeth George

$19.99

Late summer on Whidbey Island. After nine weeks of no rain the fire season has arrived ...along with a fire starter who soon begins tormenting the residents of this peaceful Pacific Northwest idyll with fires that escalate in intensity. Becca King and her friends Jenn and Derric are with her at the county fair when the third fire starts in a shed housing animals. The shed is destroyed, some of the animals are killed, and Becca hears from the nearby forest the 'whispers' of the fire starter who has remained to watch the havoc. More fires ensue and the situation escalates until someone dies. Becca thinks she knows who's behind it all, but only with the help of her friends and the development of her own incipient psychic talents can the perpetrator be brought to justice.
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Tiny Whale

Tiny Whale

Joshua George ,  Puy Pinillos

$12.99

When a little orange fish with a very big family feels ignored, he starts to look for attention elsewhere. This delightfully illustrated tale about bravery, friendship and VERY big fibs, shows that sometimes even the littlest of fish can make a big difference!
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Ollie and the Wind

Ollie and the Wind

Ronojoy Ghosh

$24.99

Sometimes the best things appear out of thin air The wind blows all day on Ollie's island. There aren't many people around, but there's lots of space to play. One day the wind steals Ollie's hat. Then it darts away with his scarf. But is the wind just naughty, or is it trying to tell Ollie something? A stunning picture book from a new author-illustrator talent.
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Adults Only

Adults Only

Morris Gleitzman

$16.99

The kitchen was a mess. Packets and jars had been flung around. Half the stuff in the fridge was on the floor. There was a trail of flour running through the passage. For a second Jake thought one of the magazine people must have had an urge to make a cake and decided to do it in their room. Or was someone else in the house? Jake's an only kid. He's the only kid in his family. He's the only kid on his island. Or that's what he thinks...
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Gift of the Gab

Gift of the Gab

Morris Gleitzman

$16.99

It's a normal week for Rowena Batts. A car full of stewed apples. A police cell. A struggle to keep Dad off national TV. Then her world turns upside down.
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Teacher's Pet

Teacher's Pet

Morris Gleitzman

$16.99

Ginger is allergic to cats. And possibly to her family as well. She's also not keen on the cat food in her breakfast bowl or the school principal trying to kill her best friend. The question on everyone's lips is - will Ginger snap?
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Water Wings

Water Wings

Morris Gleitzman

$16.99

'What I need,' said Pearl, as she started to slide off the roof, 'is a grandmother.' But where do you get a top gran at short notice? It's not easy. Luckily Pearl's got Winston to help her, and you can do anything when your best friend is the world's brainiest guinea pig. Then Pearl meets Gran and the surprises begin. A funny and moving story about letting go (and not drowning).
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Daisy and the Trouble with Piggybanks

Daisy and the Trouble with Piggybanks

Kes Gray

$16.99

Daisy's getting into more trouble than ever before! When her best friend Gabby turns up at Daisy's house with the most awesome, immense, water-squirting micro-scooter Daisy's ever seen, Daisy knows she's got to have one too! Trouble is, they cost a LOT of money. So Daisy and Gabby hatch a money-making plan...
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How Many Legs?

How Many Legs?

Jim Field ,  Kes Gray

$14.99

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!
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The Little Fire Engine

The Little Fire Engine

Graham Greene ,  Edward Ardizzone

$19.99

One day a shiny new fire engine arrives in Little Snoreing and Sam Trolley and the old-fashioned little fire engine are told they're not needed anymore. But one evening a fire breaks out and all the new firemen are busy... Will the little fire engine be able to save the day?
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Midnight

Midnight

Mark Greenwood ,  Frane Lessac

$16.95

A narrative nonfiction picture book, new to paperback, from the award-winning duo Mark Greenwood and Fran Lessac.

A foal is born at midnight, on the homestead side of the river. Coal black. Star ablaze. Moonlight in her eyes. On October 31, 1917, the 4th and 12th Regiments of the Australian Light Horse took part in one of the last great cavalry charges in history. Among the first to leap the enemy trenches was Lieutenant Guy Haydon riding his beloved mare, Midnight. This is their story.
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The Directory of Flags: A Guide to Flags from Around the World

The Directory of Flags: A Guide to Flags from Around the World

Charlotte Greig

$21.99

For thousands of years, flags have been used to identify countries and cultures, people and places. Today, the flags of the world can still provide a key to discovering national identity and history of each and every country in the international community. Presented in a neat directory format, this book offers nearly 300 flags, each alongside the story of its provenance and design.
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The Treehouse Diary 2016

The Treehouse Diary 2016

Griffiths, Andy & Denton, Terry

$12.99

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This diary is guaranteed to excite all treehouse fans who can now explore each crazy layer of Andy and Terry's treehouse as they plot their way through the new year.
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Little Owl

Little Owl

Phillip Gwynne ,  Sandy Okalyi

$14.99

When Little Owl falls from his nest and opens his eyes for the very first time he has one big question. Whooooo? Whoooo? Whoooo am I?

Little Owl nibbles on a blossom with a hungry sugar glider, hangs upside down with the bats in the branches, and struts on the ground like the cranky cockatoo.

But at the end of the day, Little Owl still isn't sure who he is. Until from out of the darkness comes a distant Whoooo. Whoooo. Whoooo.

This simple repetitive text by Phillip Gwynne accompanied by the sumptuous illustrations of Sandy Okalyi will be a favourite for early readers.
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All About Physics

All About Physics

Richard Hammond

$19.99

Richard Hammond explains All About Physics in this popular, award-winning series, from the discoveries of ancient Greece to Einstein via Galileo and Newton. Physics doesn't just happen in a lab - it happens in the kitchen, in your bath, in a car! Join a thrilling high-energy journey through time, space and beyond and find out about the physical forces that make our world what it is. Find out how science affects everything, from roller-coasters to fighter pilots. Crammed with fascinating physics facts and interactive experiments. A totally cool look at physics!
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Where's Wally? The Magnificent Mini Book Box with Magnifying Glass

Where's Wally? The Magnificent Mini Book Box with Magnifying Glass

Martin Handford

$24.95

A new generation of Where's Wally? fans can join in the hunt for our well-loved spectacled friend. Finding Wally is never easy, but the challenge has been made even greater with these mini paperbacks. Luckily the accompanying Wally magnifier (with striped handle) will help in the search for Wally and the hundreds of other things to spot. Five adventures are featured: Where's Wally?, Where's Wally Now?, Where's Wally? The Fantastic Journey, Where's Wally? In Hollywood, Where's Wally? The Wonder Book. So grab a magnifying glass - the super-hard search is on!
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Albert the Alphabetical Elephant

Albert the Alphabetical Elephant

Roger Hargreaves

$24.99

Join Albert the Elephant as he romps through the alphabet, showing his new friend that letters can be fun! Enjoy learning about letters with Albert the elephant and his very flexible trunk. Roger Hargreaves was the bestselling creator of the Mr Men series. Albert the Alphabetical Elephant was first published by Hodder Children's Books in 1980.
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Count Worm

Count Worm

Roger Hargreaves

$24.99

Count along with Count Worm! Enjoy learning about numbers with some fun and flexible worms! Roger Hargreaves was the bestselling creator of the Mr Men series. Count Worm was first published by Hodder Children's Books in 1980.
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Grandfather Clock

Grandfather Clock

Roger Hargreaves

$24.99

Tick tock, tick tock, tell the time with Grandfather Clock! Enjoy learning about clocks and time with a kindly and classic character. Roger Hargreaves was the bestselling creator of the Mr Men series. Grandfather Clock was first published by Hodder Children's Books in 1980.
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Benin 900-1897 CE

Benin 900-1897 CE

Alice Harman

$19.99

The Benin Empire, one of the Yoruba Kingdoms, was at its height between 1300 and 1700. It was a highly organized society with a strict social heirarchy. Benin was an area located near modern southern Nigeria, which was founded by the Edo speaking people. The son of the Ife King, Obe Eweka became ruler of Benin and changed the village system of kinship into a monarchy. The great Benin Empire made remarkable achievements in science, administration, technology, political organization, architectures, astronomy and town-planning. However, Benin is most noted for its striking art, which attracted people the world over. Ideally suited for readers age 8+ or teachers who are looking for books to support the new curriculum for 2014. If you enjoy reading about Benin then take a look at Stone Age to Iron Age, The Mayan Civilization, The Shang Dynasty of Ancient China, Ancient Egypt and Early Islamic Civilizations.
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Exploding Endings: Painted Dogs and Death Cakes

Exploding Endings: Painted Dogs and Death Cakes

Tim Harris

$14.99

With generously-sized short stories, Tim Harris throws the reader into a world where it rains lemonade, dentists terrorise children, a whole school is put on detention at once and making a simple chocolate cake is one of life's more dangerous tasks. Exploding Endings will have young readers laughing aloud and wondering where each story will lead.
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Alice-Miranda in the Alps

Alice-Miranda in the Alps

Jacqueline Harvey

$16.99

Snowy escapades in stunning Switzerland! Alice-Miranda and her friends are off to Switzerland to ski, sightsee and experience the unique White Turf racing event. St Moritz is as glamourous as they expected and their hotel is beyond belief - as are its owners, the overly friendly Otto Fanger and his frosty wife, Delphine Doerflinger. Mid-holiday, the Baron, a close friend of Alice-Miranda's family, reappears after being mysteriously uncontactable, and the group head across the country to stay at the Grand Hotel Von Zwicky. The resort town of Zermatt is full of charm, but underneath the picturesque exterior are glimpses of shady dealings and unsavoury characters. Can Alice-Miranda work out who is involved in time to save the Baron's beloved hotel?
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300 Minutes of Danger

300 Minutes of Danger

Jack Heath

$9.99

George is trapped in a falling aeroplane with no engine and no pilot. Milla is covered with radioactive waste and her hazard suit is running out of air. Otto is in the darkest depths of the ocean, where something hungry is circling. 10 dangerous situations. 10 brave kids. 30 minutes to escape.
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The Creatures of Dryden Gully

The Creatures of Dryden Gully

Ruth Hegarty ,  Sandi Harrold

$15.99

Mopoke welcomes some visitors to the valley, who have come from far away. Young Joey is just learning to hop, and is envious of these new special creatures - and wishes he too could stride across the valley.
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Zeraffa Giraffa

Zeraffa Giraffa

Dianne Hofmeyr ,  Jane Ray

$16.95

This is the astonishing true story of Zeraffa, a giraffe who was sent as a gift from Egypt to France in 1826. A young boy, Atir, takes care of Zeraffa on her epic journey and the sailors sing songs as she gazes down at them. In France, Atir leads her through the countryside, and thousands of people marvel at Zeraffa. Paris falls in love with Zeraffa. The King builds her a special house in the Jardin des Plantes. On warm nights, the young princess visits, while Atir whispers stories to Zeraffa of a hot land far away. The amazing story by an award-winning author of a giraffe's extraordinary voyage from Africa to Paris.
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Ten Blue Wrens: And What a Lot of Wattle!

Ten Blue Wrens: And What a Lot of Wattle!

Elizabeth Honey

$14.99

Count the busy wrens on their fine stick legs, the bowerbird's treasures, his bottle tops and pegs. How many potaroos? How many pies? How many gum leaves? How many flies? Now count the strawberries on that luscious pavlova. Quick! Count the lamingtons...Oh! None left over! In Elizabeth Honey's playful and absolutely Australian counting book you can count from one to a thrillion!
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Walter's Wonderful Web

Walter's Wonderful Web

Tim Hopgood

$14.99

Meet a determined little spider who can't seem to spin a perfect web. Whoosh goes the wind as it blows each web away! But one thing Walter can spin is spectacular shapes and one day he spins the most spectacular shape of all! It's better than perfect - it's a truly wonderful web. Another brilliantly conceived, beautifully written and wonderfully illustrated concept board book from the award-winning Tim Hopgood. A perfect introduction to shapes for all babies and toddlers, with bold and stylish illustrations that will appeal to all!
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I'm a Girl!

I'm a Girl!

Yasmeen Ismail

$15.99

I'm supposed to be made of sugar and spice and all things nice. But I'm sweet and sour and not a little flower. I am a girl! I am a girl! I am a girl! The girl in this book likes to win, she likes to be spontaneous, fast and strong, and because she also likes to dress in t-shirt and shorts, she is forever getting mistaken for a boy. And when she meets a boy who likes wearing princess dresses and playing dolls, they both quickly discover that they share interests that are wide and varied. I am a Girl! is a wonderful celebration of being who we are and not being pigeon-holed or restricted by gender stereotypes. Most of all it is full of energy and laugh-out-loud funny. Who says that pink is for girls and blue is for boys?
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Pierre the Maze Detective: The Search for the Stolen Maze Stone

Pierre the Maze Detective: The Search for the Stolen Maze Stone

Hiro Kamigaki

$29.99

Pierre the Maze Detective has a new case. Mr X has stolen the Maze Stone, which has the power to turn the whole of Opera City into a maze. Can you help Pierre and his friend Carmen find their way through the mazes and stop Mr X before it's too late? This beautifully illustrated book features 15 full-spread illustrations of intricate, magical mazes. Take a trip through a fantastic world of underground cities, hot-air balloons, tree-top towns and haunted houses. Trace your way through each maze, spot the clues and solve the extra mystery challenges along the way. Hours of puzzle fun, for all maze detectives aged 8+. A page of answers with the routes through the mazes and other solutions is included at the end of the book.
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The Ordinary Princess

The Ordinary Princess

M. M. Kaye

$16.99

Crustacea, Prince Amy's cross Fairy Godmother, gave her goddaughter a curious christening present. 'You shall be ordinary!' she cried. But Her Serene and Royal Amethyst Alexandra Augusta Araminta Adelaide Aurelia Anne grew up to have the most extraordinary adventures...
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The Secrets of Hexbridge Castle

The Secrets of Hexbridge Castle

Gabrielle Kent

$15.99

Alfie Bloom is just an ordinary boy. Until he receives a letter summoning him to raven-like solicitor Caspian Bone's office. Here, Alfie learns that he has inherited a castle. And through mysterious circumstances surrounding his birth, he has also been entrusted as the caretaker of a centuries-old magic. Unfortunately for Alfie, dangerous forces are after this powerful magic. With the help of his cousins Maddie and Robin, Artan the flying bearskin rug, and Ashford (a rather special butler), Alfie must keep the magic safe from terrifying adversaries and make sure the secrets of Hexbridge Castle stay secret for ever...
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We All Sleep

We All Sleep

Kwaymullina Ezekiel; Morgan Sally

$24.99

Against pink skies kookaburra calls... Acclaimed mother-and-son-team Sally Morgan and Ezekiel Kwaymullina take readers on a journey through a day, celebrating the interconnectedness of people and animals in lyrical language and sumptuous colour.
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Night Break: Young Sherlock Holmes #8

Night Break: Young Sherlock Holmes #8

Andrew Lane

$16.99

Sherlock's mother has died, his father has disappeared in India and his sister is acting strangely. The Holmes family seems to be falling apart, and not even brother Mycroft can keep it together. But while Sherlock is worrying about all of this, a man living nearby vanishes in his own house while Sherlock and Mycroft are visiting. Where did he go, and what is the connection with a massive canal being built in Egypt? The answer will rock the world, and tear the Holmes family apart! Another fast-paced, brilliantly plotted adventure in Andrew Lane's Young Sherlock series as the teenage Sherlock Holmes investigates a new crime and comes up against a fresh crop of sinister, clever crooks.
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For the Right to Learn: Malala Yousafzai's Story

For the Right to Learn: Malala Yousafzai's Story

Rebecca Langston-George ,  Janna Bock

$14.95

She grew up in a world where women were supposed to be quiet. But Malala Yousafzai refused to be silent.Discover Malala's story through this powerful narrative telling, and come to see how one brave girl named Malala changed the world.
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Stay!

Stay!

Alex Latimer

$17.99

Buster is a very difficult dog! He's messy, naughty and sometimes, well, just disgusting! But Ben thinks he's the best dog ever. When Ben goes on holiday with Mum and Dad, he tries to write down everything to help Grampa look after Buster - but will Ben remember the most important thing? And will Grampa survive? This delightful doggy treat from the creator of Lion VS Rabbit and Pig and Small guarantees giggles!
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The Flyaway Girls

The Flyaway Girls

Julia Lawrinson

$14.99

Telia makes her movements graceful as well as technically perfect. And when she finishes with a full straight-body somersault - something I have never been able to do - her delighted grin makes everybody else smile. Even the judges. Even me. Even though I am wishing, more than anything, that I could perform like that. And knowing, with a horrible sinking feeling, that I never will. Chelsea is the hardest worker in her gymnastics club and she's determined to make the Nationals team, and then the Olympics. But new girl Telia has more natural talent. Chelsea gets jealous, which feels awful, because she really likes Telia, who isn't stuck-up like some other girls at gym. And it's not only envy that's bothering Chelsea - she's got family issues to worry about and her school friends are acting weird. It's time for Chelsea to figure out what's really important - and just maybe take a leap into the unknown...
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The Songs of Sally Scaredy-pants

The Songs of Sally Scaredy-pants

Anne Lemonnier ,  Claire de Gastold

$24.95

From the moment Sally opens the apartment door she finds herself face to face with a monster on the stairs. Could this be the start of Sally's troubles? And how will Sally overcome her fears? This beautiful children's picture book describes how Sally, a young girl, overcomes her fears and anxieties by confronting them with fun and inventive warm songs. Teacher's Guide also available. Age range 5-8 years
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The Bear and the Piano

The Bear and the Piano

David Litchfield

$27.95

One day, a young bear stumbles upon something he has never seen before in the forest. As time passes, he teaches himself how to play the strange instrument, and eventually the beautiful sounds are heard by a father and son who are picnicking in the woods. The bear goes with them on an incredible journey to New York, where his piano playing makes him a huge star. He has fame, fortune and all the music in the world, but he misses the friends and family he has left behind. A moving tale of exploration and belonging from an exciting debut author-illustrator.
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Too Busy Sleeping

Too Busy Sleeping

Zanni Louise

$24.95

Eleanor longs to play with her baby brother, but newborn Reuben is always asleep. Will Eleanor wear out with waiting? Instantly loveable, this adorable tale with universal themes that will resonate with all families with siblings.
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Walkabout

Walkabout

James Vance Marshall

$16.99

Mary and her young brother Peter are the only survivors of an air crash in the middle of the Australian outback. Facing death from exhaustion and starvation, they meet an aboriginal boy who helps them to survive, and guides them along their long journey. But a terrible misunderstanding results in a tragedy that neither Mary nor Peter will ever forget...
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Early Islamic Civilization

Early Islamic Civilization

Claudia Martin

$19.99

Between 632 and around 1250, the Islamic Empire was one of the world's most advanced civilizations.

The home of Islam was the Arabian Peninsula, inhabited by nomadic tribes, but it grew to encompass Syria, North Africa and Spain. It was Muhammad who unified the various Arab tribes to create the Islamic Civilization. The beliefs of Muhammed grew into the Qur'an which summond all Arabs to submit to God's will. It was Muhammad's teachings in the Qur'an that formed the foundation of the religion of Islam. Baghdad became the centre of the Islamic Civilization. Administration was based there and great palaces, mosques and gardens were built. It was the centre of power, trade, learning and the arts, making it the world's largest city until 930 CE. The end of the golden age of the Islamic Civilization was marked by the invasion of the Mongols in 1258.

Contains maps, paintings, artefacts and photographs to show what life was like in the Islamic Empire. Ideally suited for readers age 8+ or teachers who are looking for books to support the new curriculum for 2014. 

If you enjoy reading about the Early Islamic Civilizations then take a look at Stone Age to Iron Age, The Mayan Civilization, The Shang Dynasty of Ancient China and The Indus Valley.
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The World in a Second

The World in a Second

Isabel Minh Martins ,  Bernardo Carvalho

$24.99

Inspired by the question, What are they doing right at this moment on the other side of the world? this book focuses on natural and human events happening all over the world in the same second. Talking about the world and how it's so different in places but also so similar and shared, so incredible and surprising, the books takes us to New York, Chicago, Mexico, Portugal, Angola, Turkey, Greece, Italy, Hungry, Brazil, and South Africa, among others.So, while you sit turning the pages of this book, things are happening everywhere. Somewhere, a wave is reaching the shore. Elsewhere, an orange falls from a tree. In yet other places, there's a traffic jam, a stuck elevator, and someone's going to sleep. Inevitably, a book is coming to an end as another is beginning. Time is always in a hurry, never, ever stopping, and yet as you focus on these lovely illustrations, which stand as true evocations of place, time begins to slow down and, for moments, it even feels as if time has stopped, and you are transported out of the flow of time and into the wholeness and purity of a moment. A moment of bird flight; a moment of daydreaming while washing the dishes; a moment of wondering how something felt and what came next.
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Dancing with Grandma

Dancing with Grandma

Rosemary Mastnak

$16.95

When Anya dresses up, she and her Grandma decide to dance their way around the house. Dancing with Grandma is an enchanting story full of warmth and joy, and captures those precious, playful moments that bond children and their grandparents.
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The Big Lie

The Big Lie

Julie Mayhew

$16.95

This is a startling coming-of-age novel set in a contemporary Nazi England. Jessika Keller is a good girl: she obeys her father, does her best to impress Herr Fisher at the Bund Deutscher Madel meetings and is set to be a world champion ice skater. Her neighbour Clementine is not so submissive. Outspoken and radical, Clem is delectably dangerous and rebellious. And the regime has noticed. Jess cannot keep both her perfect life and her dearest friend. But which can she live without? The Big Lie is a thought-provoking and beautifully told story that explores ideas of loyalty, sexuality, protest and belief.
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Guess How Much I Love You

Guess How Much I Love You

Sam McBratney ,  Anita Jeram

$19.95

A delightful book and soft toy gift set from the award-winning creators of Guess How Much I Love You - perfect to give to the one you love on any occasion. I love you right up to the moon - and back. Guess How Much I Love You is the story of Big Nutbrown Hare and Little Nutbrown Hare, and the adorable game they play to express their love for each other. But the hares soon discover that love is not an easy thing to measure! A new generation of little ones can now enjoy this cherished classic complete with an exquisite cuddly hare.
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Catching Falling Stars

Catching Falling Stars

Karen McCombie

$15.99

It's 1940. Gloria and her little brother have been evacuated to the countryside to get away from the dangers of the Blitz in London. But their new home isn't as friendly as they'd hoped. The woman they're living with, Miss Saunders, is strict, severe and an outcast in the village. And the local children and other evacuees are equally unwelcoming and mocking. But Gloria quickly learns that nothing is ever as it seems in this strange new place. As possible friends turn out to be enemies, and once sworn enemies might be the best possible friends, Gloria finally realizes that believing first impressions could mean missing out on the friendships that can last a lifetime.
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True Light: EJ 12 Girl Hero #20

True Light: EJ 12 Girl Hero #20

Susannah McFarlane

$12.99

Two missions collide as EJ12 hunts for a secret SHADOW laboratory in the Arctic Circle...
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Melric and the Dragon

Melric and the Dragon

David McKee ,  David McKee

$29.99

When a dragon is spotted, the whole kingdom fears a fiery attack is imminent! The king organizes his army into hunting teams. But Melric knows that not all dragons are fierce - in fact some like nothing better than chocolate cake...
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The Cow Who Climbed a Tree

The Cow Who Climbed a Tree

Gemma Merino

$14.99

Tina isn't like the other cows. She believes that the sky is the limit, that everything is possible. But her sisters aren't convinced - and when Tina tells them she has climbed a tree and met a dragon, they decide that her nonsense has gone too far. Off they go into the woods to find her ...and soon discover a world of surprises! A richly atmospheric, thoughtful and funny picture book from rising star Gemma Merino. Her debut picture book, The Crocodile Who Didn't Like Water, has won a string of awards and many fans all over the globe. Her deliciously expressive artwork is created using monoprint, coloured digitally.
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My Father is a Polar Bear

My Father is a Polar Bear

Michael Morpurgo ,  Felicita Sala

$19.95

Drawing on Michael Morpurgo's own childhood experience of first seeing his real father on television, My Father Is a Polar Bear tells the story of two young brothers rediscovering their birth father in the most unlikely of places - and in an entirely unexpected guise! A warm and delightful tale of family bonds and love told by a master storyteller and beautifully illustrated by a talented new artist.
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The Rest of Us Just Live Here

The Rest of Us Just Live Here

Patrick Ness

$24.95

Award-winning writer Patrick Ness's bold and irreverent novel powerfully asks what if you weren't the Chosen One? The one who's supposed to fight the zombies, or the soul-eating ghosts, or whatever this new thing is, with the blue lights and the death? What if you were like Mikey? Who just wants to graduate and go to prom and maybe finally work up the courage to ask Henna out before someone goes and blows up the high school. Again. Because sometimes there are problems bigger than this week's end of the world and sometimes you just have to find the extraordinary in your ordinary life. Even if your best friend might just be the God of mountain lions... An exceptional novel from the author praised by John Green as an insanely beautiful writer .
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Goodnight Truck

Goodnight Truck

Sally Odgers ,  Heath McKenzie

$14.99

Truck, Digger, Boat, Tractor and Rocket work very hard through the day, but when night falls it's time to rest and say goodnight.
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Ninja Bunny

Ninja Bunny

Jennifer Gray Olson ,  Jennifer Gray Olson

$29.99

A fresh, funny, and hip picture book about a little bunny who wants to be ... a ninja! How to be a SUPER AWESOME NINJA: Rule #1. You must always work alone. Rule #2. You must be super sneaky, especially in the most dangerous of situations. Rule #3. A super awesome ninja must: possess incredible strength, achieve invisibility, master the skill of climbing, gain the ability to fly. Our little bunny is ready to embark on his path to becoming a ninja. But is he cut out for the ninja life? Especially if it means leaving his friends behind?
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Find Me a Castle - A Look-and-Find Book

Find Me a Castle - A Look-and-Find Book

Beci Orpin

$24.99

Find me a dinosaur, a bucket and a spade, Something to draw with, and pink lemonade. Find me some cheese with holes inside, A gecko, a lorikeet, a horse to ride. There's lots to discover in this book, So open it up and take a look, Search for each hidden thing, and then, Find me a castle and we'll start again! From this highly acclaimed creator comes a fresh new interpretation of the classic look-and-find book. With so much to discover, Find Me A Castle will have you returning time and again to its beautiful pages.
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Auggie & Me: Three Wonder Stories

Auggie & Me: Three Wonder Stories

R. J. Palacio

$19.99

Wonder tells the story of Auggie Pullman: an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face, whose first year at school changed the lives and the perspectives of everyone around him. Auggie & Me is a new side to the Wonder story: three new chapters from three different characters - bully Julian, oldest friend Christopher and classmate Charlotte - giving an insight into how Auggie has touched their own lives. Thought-provoking, surprising, infuriating, heartbreaking and heartwarming, Auggie & Me is a must-read for the thousands of readers who loved Wonder.
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Secret of the Forbidden City: Trasure Hunters #3

Secret of the Forbidden City: Trasure Hunters #3

James Patterson

$16.99

The Kidds - treasure hunting family extraordinare - are heading to China, on a journey that will lead them beyond the Great Wall and into the underbelly of Berlin. Bick and Beck Kidd are desperately trying to secure the ancient Chinese artefact that will buy their mother's freedom from renegade pirates. But when the kidnappers force them to locate an even greater treasure - priceless paintings stolen by Nazis, the Kidds must rely on their own cunning and experience to outwit the criminals, all while their mom's life is on the line.
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Tom Gates is Absolutely Fantastic At Some Things

Tom Gates is Absolutely Fantastic At Some Things

Liz Pichon

$19.95

Exciting news is afoot at Oakfield School! Mr Fullerman has announced that Class 5F are going on an 'Activity Break'. With all sorts of chaos on the cards, it should be BIG fun - as long as Tom doesn't have to dorm with measly Marcus Meldrew! Delia is already threatening to wreck Tom's room while he's away and paint it in silly colours. But he's hoping to return to a nicer surprise - the new pet that Mum and Dad are talking about. Will Tom finally get the pet he's always longed for? Come along for the ride on Class 5F's school trip in a bonkers book of jokes, doodles and drawings. Hey, who says books have to be boring?
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Meg and the Dragon

Meg and the Dragon

Jan Pienkowski ,  David Walser

$14.99

Meg is busy preparing for her Halloween party when disaster strikes and she breaks her teapot! But with the help of one of her magic spells, Meg is all set to save the day! A brand new story featuring two best-loved and classic chatracters - Meg and Mog!
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Being Agatha

Being Agatha

Anna Pignataro

$19.95

When Agatha was born she had her father's nose and her mother's ears.When her relatives get together, it's clear that she doesn't quite fit in.And when she starts kinder, she realises just how different she is to everyone else...Then one day Miss Tibble, the kinder teacher, tells her class that like a snowflake, everyone is special in their own way. Then she asks each child to tell her how they might be special.Agatha cannot think of a single way she is special, so she sneaks away to hide.When the whole class search for her, and are quite upset about her absence, she leaves her hiding spot. Then several students suggest why Agatha is special. And, in the end, everyone agrees that Agatha is the best at being Agatha!Taps into early learning issues of belonging and acceptance.Links into Australian Curriculum - Civics & Citizenship - Students Prep to Year 4, developing ideas about social skills and values such as respect and caring for others.The use of a protagonist as an animal represents the idea of the 'every' child, easily related to by young readers.
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Captain Underpants and the Sensational Saga of Sir Stinks-A-Lot: Captain Underpants #12

Captain Underpants and the Sensational Saga of Sir Stinks-A-Lot: Captain Underpants #12

Dav Pilkey

$14.99

George and Harold, and their doubles, Yesterday George and Yesterday Harold, have a good thing going. Two of them go to school, while the other two hide in the treehouse and play video games all day - then they switch! But when their malicious gym teacher, Mr Meaner, creates a method of mind control that turns their fellow students into attentive, obedient, perfect children, the future of all humanity will be in their hands!
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Pollyanna

Pollyanna

Eleanor H. Porter

$14.99

'Most generally there is something about everything that you can be glad about, if you keep hunting long enough to find it.' When her father dies, Pollyanna is sent to live with her stern Aunt Polly. She is poor, orphaned and alone but Pollyanna just feels lucky to have an aunt at all. The truth is that her dear father, before he died, taught her a trick for life - the 'Glad Game' - the aim of which is to find the good in every bad situation. Before long, Pollyanna's sunny outlook has brightened up the whole town. But when a horrible accident occurs can the Game save Pollyanna? Includes exclusive material: In The Backstory you can test your knowledge of the book and find out if you're as optimistic as Pollyanna! Vintage Children's Classics is a twenty-first century classics list aimed at 8-12 year olds and the adults in their lives. Discover timeless favourites from The Jungle Book and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland to modern classics such as The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.
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Peter Rabbit's Bedtime Tales

Peter Rabbit's Bedtime Tales

Beatrix Potter

$24.99

Four of Beatrix Potter's most popular tales are here retold for younger children. This is a brilliant introduction to the world of Peter Rabbit and the perfect book for bedtime! It includes: The Tale of Peter Rabbit, The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck, The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin, and, The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle.
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Pirates Aren't Scared of the Dark!

Pirates Aren't Scared of the Dark!

Maudie Powell-Tuck ,  Alison Edgson

$14.95

Freddie's sleeping outside in his amazing pirate tent. No fairies allowed! he yells when his pesky little sister, Poppy, tries to join him. But when Freddie's torch goes out, and there's a rustle rustle rustle in the dark, he doesn't feel quite so brave after all... With gorgeous illustrations from Alison Edgson (Me and My Dad! and I Want My Mummy!), this wonderfully warm, sibling story has a fantastic tongue-in-cheek twist. A children's book celebrating how both boys and girls can be interested in fairies and pirates.
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Pepper & Poe

Pepper & Poe

Frann Preston-Gannon

$24.99

Maurice Sendak Fellowship Award Winner Frann Preston-Gannon makes her US picture book debut with this hilarious yet touching story about two soon-to-be sibling cats, Pepper & Poe. Pepper is an old cat. He's set in his ways, and used to his normal routine in the house that he rules - or thinks he rules, anyway! Yup, he's got everything down to a science, including how to manipulate the house dog. That is until a new kitty named Poe comes along and starts messing up everything! Can Poe get Pepper to accept him as part of the family? This hilarious story reinvents the age-old new sibling topic with a furry twist, taking an emotionally heavy subject and masking it with humor - all while reinforcing the days of the week!
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My Big Train Book

My Big Train Book

Roger Priddy ,  Roger Priddy

$9.99

This updated edition of an all-time Priddy Books favorite is the perfect addition to the bookshelf of any train-crazy toddler! From high-speed trains to steam trains, passenger trains to freight trains, My Big Train Book is packed with photographs of all different kinds of trains from over the world to delight and captivate young readers.
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The Bronte Sisters

The Bronte Sisters

Catherine Reef

$14.99

The Bronte sisters are among the most beloved writers of all time, best known for their classic nineteenth-century novels Jane Eyre Charlotte, Wuthering Heights Emily, and Agnes Grey Anne. In this sometimes heart breaking young adult biography, Catherine Reef explores the turbulent lives of these literary siblings and the oppressive times in which they lived. Bronte fans will also revel in the insights into their favourite novels, the plethora of poetry, and the outstanding collection of more than sixty black-and-white archival images. A powerful testimony to the life of the mind. Endnotes, bibliography, index.
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Pugs of the Frozen North

Pugs of the Frozen North

Philip Reeve ,  Sarah McIntyre

$17.95

The Race to the Top of the World! It comes around once in a lifetime, and the prize? Your heart's desire. Shen and Sika can't resist the chance to win, but competition is fierce. The path to victory is littered with snow trolls, sea monsters, and a gang of particularly hungry yetis. But Shen and Sika have something the other contestants don't have. Actually, they have 66 other things; pugs to be exact. That's a 264 paw-powered sled. Let the race begin!
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Flawd: How to Stop Hating on Yourself, Others, and the Things That Make You Who You are

Flawd: How to Stop Hating on Yourself, Others, and the Things That Make You Who You are

Emily-Anne Rigal ,  Jeanne Demers

$19.99

For anyone wanting to prepare for the social-emotional challenges they have to look forward to in school or dealing with your insecurities that arise while finding your way in the world, as well as anyone who cares about young people (parents, educators, mentors, psychologists, social workers), FLAWD, is an energetic guide for seeing flaws as a doorway to something more. With dynamic advice from teens and celebrities around the world, FLAWD presents readers with steps for moving to self-acceptance and true authenticity. With renewed awareness, readers will learn they can be a light to the world, letting others know that instead of (flaw) shame, it's possible to feel compassion, instead of (flaw) embarrassment, it's possible to experience curiosity, instead of (flaw) limitation, it's possible to know freedom.
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Billie's Wild Jungle Adventure

Billie's Wild Jungle Adventure

Sally Rippin

$14.95

When Billie B Brown goes to kinder, every day becomes a super dooper adventure... Billie is off on a wild jungle adventure! But can she escape the wriggly pink-and-purple python? The hero of the blockbuster early-reader and junior-fiction series Billie B Brown and A Billie B Mystery is BACK in a brand-new series by Sally Rippin, illustrated by Alisa Coburn.
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Hey Jack! That's Another Big Book

Hey Jack! That's Another Big Book

Sally Rippin

$24.95

Jack and his friends love birthday parties, camping holidays and building hide-outs. If there’s an adventure to be had, Jack will be there! Ten cool stories and loads of cool activities inside!
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The Billie B Brown Collection 2 (Audio Book)

The Billie B Brown Collection 2 (Audio Book)

Sally Rippin ,  Eloise Mignon

$19.95

Billie B Brown is back! Do you remember what the B stands for? It's for Brave, Brilliant and Bold! The Billie B stories have quickly become favourites for girls all over the world. This audio collection brings together five favourite Billie B Brown books in one volume. Titles in this collection include: The Beautiful Haircut, The Perfect Present, The Secret Message, The Big Sister, and The Birthday Mix-Up.
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A Great Big Cuddle: Poems for the Very Young

A Great Big Cuddle: Poems for the Very Young

Michael Rosen ,  Chris Riddell

$27.95

Two of the biggest names in children's publishing, Michael Rosen and Chris Riddell, come together in a new poetry collection. The poems in A Great Big Cuddle fizz off the page with sound and rhythm, energy and laughter, as Rosen captures in the most remarkable way what it means to be very, very young. A child's world with all its details and feelings - toys and games, animals and made-up creatures, likes and dislikes - is vividly conjured up in the most memorable, playful language, and Chris Riddell has produced some his most extraordinary pictures ever to bring this world to life. It's a book that will be enjoyed by the oldest grown-up and the youngest child - and a future classic.
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My Favourite Nursery Rhymes Board Book: Action Rhymes

My Favourite Nursery Rhymes Board Book: Action Rhymes

Tony Ross

$14.99

Young children and babies will love interacting with these fun action rhymes, including This Little Piggy, Incy Wincy Spider, Pat-a-Cake, Two Little Dicky Birds and One, Two, Buckle My Shoe. This is a wonderful book to share, plus download the QR code so that you can listen along!
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My Favourite Nursery Rhymes Board Book: Animal Rhymes

My Favourite Nursery Rhymes Board Book: Animal Rhymes

Tony Ross

$14.99

Young children and babies will love interacting with these classic animal rhymes, inlcuding Baa Baa Black Sheep, Mary Had a Little Lamb, Pussy Cat, Pussy Cat, Sing a Song of Sixpence and Old Mother Hubbard. This is a wonderful book to share, plus download the QR code so that you can listen along!
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Electrical Wizard: How Nikola Tesla Lit Up the World

Electrical Wizard: How Nikola Tesla Lit Up the World

Elizabeth Rusch ,  Oliver Dominguez

$9.95

Move over, Thomas Edison! Nikola Tesla takes the spotlight in a biography of the man who pioneered modern electrical engineering and changed the course of history. When a Serbian boy named Nikola Tesla was three, he stroked his cat and was enchanted by the electrical sparks. By the time he was a teenager, he had made a vow: Someday I will turn the power of Niagara Falls into electricity.

Here is the story of the ambitious young man who brought life-changing ideas to America, despite the obstructive efforts of his hero-turned-rival, Thomas Edison. From using alternating current to light up the Chicago World s Fair to harnessing Niagara to electrify New York City and beyond, Nikola Tesla was a revolutionary ahead of his time. Remote controls, fluorescent lights, X-rays, speedometers, cell phones, even the radio all resulted from Nikola Tesla s inventions.

Established biographer Elizabeth Rusch sheds light on this extraordinary figure, while fine artist Oliver Dominguez brings his life and inventions to vivid color. Back matter includes additional information about Tesla, scientific notes and explanations, source notes, a bibliography, and suggestions for further reading.
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Christmas at Grandma's Beach House

Christmas at Grandma's Beach House

Claire Saxby

$16.95

It's Christmas in Australia, and what better way to celebrate than to gather at Grandma's beach house! It's the Twelve Days of Christmas, Aussie style.'On the fourth day of Christmas, we went down to the sea,Four beaming aunts, Three best friendsTwo Uncle Bob'sAnd my Grandma, my family and me...' The perfect Aussie Christmas book that celebrates sand, surf and sun, from award-winning author Claire Saxby.
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Axel Scheffler's Flip Flap Jungle

Axel Scheffler's Flip Flap Jungle

Axel Scheffler

$15.99

What do you get if you cross a gorilla with a chameleon? Yes, that would be an goeleon! And how about a toucan with a tiger? Why, a touger, of course! A very silly but absolutely compelling book that will charm the whole family.
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The Sun

The Sun

Seymour Simon

$14.99

In this completely updated edition of The Sun featuring beautiful full-color photographs, Seymour Simon presents a fascinating introduction to the star that is the center of our Solar System. Young readers will love exploring the wonders of the sun, from the constant nuclear explosions at its core to the sea of boiling gases that forms its surface. Seymour Simon knows how to explain science to kids and make it fun. He was a teacher for more than twenty years, has written more than 250 books, and has won multiple awards. This book includes an author's note, glossary, and index and supports the Common Core Learning Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) standards.
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This Broken Wondrous World

This Broken Wondrous World

Jon Skovron

$19.99

My fellow monsters, said Moreau. No longer will we hide in the shadows, cringing, cowardly, hiding our true potential. You see, the humans do not view us as people. We must force them to expand their view of personhood to include us. By any means necessary. A year ago, Boy, the son of Frankenstein's monster, had never even met a human. Now he's living with his human 'family', the descendants of Dr Frankenstein, in Switzerland. That is, until the maniacal genius Dr Moreau, long ago banished to a remote island for his crimes against humanity, asks for his aid. Moreau wants Boy to join his army of animal/human hybrid creatures and help him overthrow human society. Boy must choose: side with the twisted doctor and save his fellow monsters, or try to defend the humans who run the planet? Boy will do anything to save this broken, wondrous world from the war that threatens to split it in two. But how much will he have to give up? And is the world worth saving?
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Caps for Sale: A Tale of a Peddler, Some Monkeys and Their Monkey Business

Caps for Sale: A Tale of a Peddler, Some Monkeys and Their Monkey Business

Esphyr Slobodkina ,  Esphyr Slobodkina

$14.99

Caps for Sale is a timeless classic, in print for over fifty years, and beloved by generations of readers. This easy-to-read story about a peddler and a band of mischievous monkeys is filled with warmth, humor, and simplicity and teaches children about problem and resolution. Children will delight in following the peddler's efforts to outwit the monkeys and will ask to read it again and again. This is an excellent easy-to-read book that includes repetition, patterns, and colors, perfect for early readers. Supports the Common Core State Standards.
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Remarkably Rexy

Remarkably Rexy

Craig Smith

$24.99

Everybody loves Rex. He is the most dazzling cat on Serengeti Street. The schoolkids who pass by are always impressed by his moves - until one day, an interloper threatens to take all the attention away.
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Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between

Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between

Jennifer E. Smith

$19.99

One night. A life-changing decision. And a list...Of course Clare made a list. She creates lists for everything. That's just how she is. But tonight is Clare and Aidan's last night before college and this list will decide their future, together or apart. It takes them on a rollercoaster ride through their past - from the first hello in science class to the first conversation at a pizza joint, their first kiss at the beach and their first dance in a darkened gymnasium - all the way up to tonight. A night of laughs, fresh hurts, last-minute kisses and an inevitable goodbye. But will it be goodbye forever or goodbye for now?
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The Accidental Princess

The Accidental Princess

Jen Storer

$14.99

Matilda hesitated then something pinched the back of her hand. She gasped and withdrew her arm. 'Ow!' she cried, but it didn't really hurt. There was a tiny red mark on the back of her hand. Matilda held her hand before her and noticed that the pinch mark was in the faint outline of a lilac flower. How odd, she thought, and for a second she forgot to be scared...

Inside the hedge two sets of glittering emerald eyes observed her through the heart-shaped leaves. 'It is the princess!' whispered a tiny voice.' Matilda and Iris Valentine don't get along - they're as different as sisters can be. When Matilda steals Iris's lucky penny and hides it in the lilac hedge, she receives a strange pinch mark on her hand. Little does she know she has been claimed by the hedge folk as their princess. Matilda is drawn into the wonderful, magic world of the lilac hedge and finds they believe she is part of a prophecy - that she will save them from wicked invading imps, a giant malevolent toad, and a terrifying witch who the hedgefolk fear will return to destroy them. Despite her fears and doubts, Matilda agrees to help rescue a kidnapped pixie, Waif.  But she will need her big sister's help, and now that she has accidentally become a princess, Iris is even less impressed with her...

Will Iris help her in her quest to save the hedge and its fairy folk, or could Iris really be so jealous that she would hand her own sister over to the evil Witchqueen of Trogmire?
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Clever Polly and the Stupid Wolf

Clever Polly and the Stupid Wolf

Catherine Storr ,  Marjorie-Ann Watts ,  Julia Eccleshare

$16.99

Twelve stories written for the author's daughter, who was scared of the wolf under the bed! Drawing occasionally on well-known fairy tales, and skillfully blending fantasy and reality, these stories are bursting with humour, originality and charm. And Polly, not scared at all, outwits the wolf on each and every occasion! With the original illustrations by Marjorie-Ann Watts.
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Polly and the Wolf Again

Polly and the Wolf Again

Catherine Storr

$16.99

Polly and the Wolf Again by Catherine Storr is a second book of stories written for the author's daughter, who was scared of the wolf under the bed. The blundering, endearing wolf is still determined to prove himself cleverer than Polly - but the resolute and affectionate Polly outwits him every time!

Skilfully blending fantasy and reality, these stories are bursting with humour and are accompanied by the original charming original black and white line drawings by Marjorie-Ann Watts. Reissued in 'A Puffin Book' series of Puffin modern classics, this is a sequel to Clever Polly and the Stupid Wolf - a much-loved classic for young children.
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Circus Shoes

Circus Shoes

Noel Streatfield

$16.99

Gus the clown is Peter and Santa's only living relative, and escape to the circus seems a better idea to them than an orphanage. But Gus will keep the children only if they make themselves useful - and they have to fight hard to really belong to the circus.
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Tennis Shoes

Tennis Shoes

Noel Streatfeild

$16.99

Tennis Shoes is one of the wonderful 'Shoes collection of adventures for children by Noel Streatfeild. There is no doubt about it - the Heath children have tennis in their blood. Their grandfather and father before them had been top players, and the twins are champion material. Then Nicky - cheeky, rebellious Nicky - starts to practise in secret, but talented at tennis as she is, the ambitious Nicky first has battles to win with herself - on and off the tennis court. Reissued in 'A Puffin Book' series of Puffin modern classics, this is a sharp and funny story that follows in the footsteps of Ballet Shoes, Theatre Shoes and Circus Shoes by the popular children's author Noel Streatfeild.
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Theatre Shoes

Theatre Shoes

Noel Streatfeild

$16.99

Every family has its secrets, but it was a huge surprise to the three young Forbeses, fresh from a country vicarage, to discover that their grandmother was a famous actress. Sent to live with her in bombed-out, wartime London, they soon discovered that they were expected to follow in the family footsteps - to the footlights -! As an actress herself, Noel Streatfeild was familiar with all the details of the backstage world of the theatre. She has created an authentic, perceptive and vivid picture of theatrical life - from stage school to auditions to performances.
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Girl Online

Girl Online

Zoe Sugg

$19.99

The incredible number 1 bestselling debut novel from YouTube phenomenon Zoe Sugg, aka Zoella, now in paperback. Contains exclusive extracts from the sequel. I have this dream that, secretly, all teenage girls feel exactly like me. And maybe one day, when we realize that we all feel the same, we can all stop pretending we're something we're not...But until that day, I'm going to keep it real on this blog and keep it unreal in real life. Penny has a secret. Under the alias Girl Online, Penny blogs her hidden feelings about friendship, boys, high school drama, her crazy family, and the panic attacks that have begun to take over her life. When things go from bad to worse, her family whisks her away to New York, where she meets Noah, a gorgeous, guitar-strumming American. Suddenly Penny is falling in love - and capturing every moment of it on her blog. But Noah has a secret, too, one that threatens to ruin Penny's cover - and her closest friendship - forever.
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Construction Board Book

Construction Board Book

Sally Sutton ,  Brian Lovelock

$15.95

Hoist the wood. Hoist the wood. Chain and hook and strap. Swing it round, then lower it down. Thonk! Clonk! Clap! Build the frame. Build the frame. Hammer all day long. Make the stairs and floors and walls. Bing! Bang! Bong!
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Prehistoric Predators

Prehistoric Predators

Brian Switek ,  Julius Csotonyi ,  Julius Csotonyi

$27.99

Discover the most dangerous carnivores that ever roamed the Earth in this exciting and action-packed exploration of Prehistoric Predators, featuring a unique cover that feels like dinosaur-skin! The biggest baddies of the prehistoric world - the carnivores - come alive in Prehistoric Predators. From favorites like T-Rex and Giganotosaurus, to the ferocious Spinosaurus and terrifying Megalodon, the stunning full-color illustrations from renowned paleoartist Julius Csotonyi make these dangerous creatures spring to life on each page. Bursting with fascinating facts written by National Geographic contributor Brian Switek, dynamic artwork, and a unique dino-skin textured cover, this is the perfect book for dinosaur lovers of every age!
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Cool Philosophy: Filled with Facts for Kids of All Ages

Cool Philosophy: Filled with Facts for Kids of All Ages

Daniel Tatarsky

$22.99

Inside this philosophy-stuffed book are fifty fact-tastic ways to advance your thinking skills, so you'll never be scratching your head in bemusement ever again. Featuring the key philosophic principles of every philosopher you've heard of (and some you haven't), from prominent ancient Greek thinkers such as Aristotle and Socrates to modern-day thinkers such as Bertrand Russell and Thomas Kuhn, Cool Philosophy is stuffed to the gills with amazing facts, tricks and stats to help you discover everything you need to know about what philosophy is - in a way you'll never forget.
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Home of the Kadimakara People

Home of the Kadimakara People

Percy Trezise

$14.99

Jadianta, Lande and Jalmor are three children of the Kadimakara People who were caught in a storm and stranded across the great lake, Balanorga. Now they are trying to find their way home and in this part of the series, they are in the Land of the Snake people. The book contains a detachable map that shows the progress of the children's journey home.
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Land of the Brolga People

Land of the Brolga People

Percy Trezise

$14.99

the children of the Kadimakara have faced starvation and death, but there are more dangers ahead... Jadianta, Lande and Jalmor rescued Wongabel from the Snake Men. they have travelled safely through the Land of the Kangaroo People to deliver Wongabel safely home to her people. the three Kadimakara children stay with the Brolga People, resting and playing games, before they take up their journey once more. As they travel through the Land of the Barramundi People, Jadianta points out the great, red sandstone mountain called Narabullgan which was made by Goorialla the Rainbow Serpent as he travelled north in Dreamtime. Jadianta tells them the story of the mountain and the Goanna Brothers. As they make camp for the night, a huge Wanambi snake attacks, but Jadianta spears it just in time. As they go to sleep a large comet comes from the south and Jadianta says it is Goorialla, lighting the way to their home in the north.
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Land of the Dingo People

Land of the Dingo People

Percy Trezise

$14.99

Three Kadimakara children are washed up in the land of the Dingo People. the Dingo People want to help them find their way home and lead Jadianta, Lande and Jalmor to the river. Suddenly a crocodile rears up and takes one of the Dingo children. Jadianta, Lande and Jalmor survive and are now in the land of the Magpie Goose. It has been suggested by scientists that during the Ice Age, the Gulf of Carpentaria dried up forming a land bridge between Australia and New Guinea. Aboriginal oral history also recalls a huge shallow lake; the aquatic life, people and events forming part of the legends. Percy trezise has told many stories about these legends.
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Land of the Emu People

Land of the Emu People

Percy Trezise

$14.99

Jadianta, Lande and Jalmor, children of the Kadimakara People, are lost ?wept away from their home by a fierce storm. the children survived the unfamiliar surroundings of the friendly Dingo People, but now, in the land of the Magpie Goose People, they face giant goannas and marsupial lions. Will Jadianta, Lande and Jalmor ever see their family again? Journey of the Great Lake is a beautifully illustrated series that follows the journey of three children, providing a unique picture of Australia during this ancient time. Read the story of Jadianta, Lande and Jalmor, then follow their path as they travel to find their way home on the specially provided poster-sized map included with the book.
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Land of the Kangaroo People

Land of the Kangaroo People

Percy Trezise

$14.99

Jadianta, Lande and Jalmore, children of the Kadimakara People, are lost ?wept away from their home by a fierce storm. the children survived the unfamiliar surroundings of the friendly Dingo People but now, in the land of the Magpie Goose People, they face giant goannas and marsupial lions. Will Jadianta, Lande and Jalmore ever see their family again? Journey of the Great Lake is a beautifully illustrated series which follows the journey of three children, providing a unique picture of Australia during this ancient time. Read the story of Jadianta, Lande and Jalmore, then follow their path as they travel to find their way home on the specially provided poster-sized map included with the book.
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Land of the Magpie Goose People

Land of the Magpie Goose People

Percy Trezise

$14.99

Jadianta, Lande and Jalmor, children of the Kadimakara People, are lost - swept away from their home by a fierce storm. the children survived the unfamiliar surroundings of the friendly Dingo People, but now, in the Land of the Magpie Goose People, they face giant goannas and marsupial lions. Will Jadianta, Lande and Jalmor ever see their family again? Journey of the Great Lake is a beautifully illustrated series which follows the journey of three children, providing a unique picture of Australia during this ancient time. Read the story of Jadianta, Lande and Jalmor, then follow their path as they travel to find their way home on the specially provided poster-sized map included with the book.
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Land of the Snake People

Land of the Snake People

Percy Tresize

$14.99

Jadianta, Lande and Jalmor are three children of the Kadimakara People who were caught in a storm and stranded across the great lake, Balanorga. Now they are trying to find their way home and in this part of the series, they are in the Land of the Snake People. Lande, the two Emu girls, and Wongabel of the Woomera people escape from the Snake Men, but now need to safely cross the Pungalunga lands. the Emu people have warned that the Pungalunga people are cannibals, so Jadianta sets about making a bullroarer with a local healer, in an attempt to scare them off. this journey shows what a courageous leader Jadianta is, and again highlights the cleverness of Lasca the Dingo.
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Ultimate Maze Book

Ultimate Maze Book

Kirsteen Robson ,  Phillip Clarke

$29.99

This is the maze books to end all maze books: three separate books are combined in one ultimate volume that will keep children busy for weeks, months - maybe even years. Featuring intricate - and hugely varied - artwork, each maze is unique.
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Max the Brave

Max the Brave

Ed Vere

$14.99

This is Max. Doesn't Max look sweet. Max looks so sweet that sometimes people like to dress him up in ribbons. Max does not like being dressed up in ribbons. Because Max is a fearless kitten. Max is an intrepid kitten. Max is a brave kitten. Max is a Kitten who chases Mice. Meet Max the Brave, a brilliantly witty new character from acclaimed author and illustrator, Ed Vere. Told with deadpan humour and with beautifully stylish illustrations, this is something to be enjoyed by parents and children alike.
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Blinky Bill's 123

Blinky Bill's 123

Dorothy Wall

$9.99

Learning is so much more fun when you can do it with Blinky Bill!    Five tadpoles, 4 lyrebirds and 6 polka dots. Counting is easy with cheeky koala Blinky Bill and his charming Australian bush friends. Ages 3+
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Blinky Bill's ABC

Blinky Bill's ABC

Dorothy Wall

$9.99

Learning is so much more fun when you can do it with Blinky Bill!    R is for rabbit and P is for peekaboo. Discover the alphabet with mischievous Blinky Bill and his adorable Australian bush friends.
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Blinky Bill's Opposites

Blinky Bill's Opposites

Dorothy Wall

$9.99

Learning is so much more fun when you can do it with Blinky Bill! Happy and sad, messy and neat. Discover a world of opposites in the life of Blinky Bill and his charming family and friends.
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The Case of the Phantom Cat: Maisie Hitchens #2

The Case of the Phantom Cat: Maisie Hitchens #2

Holly Webb ,  Marion Lindsay

$12.95

From best-selling author Holly Webb comes a brand new series full of mystery and intrigue following the adventures of a very determined heroine and her dog! Holly Webb fans will be thrilled to pieces to discover the adventures of Maisie Hitchins, the pluckiest little detective in Victorian London. Maisie Hitchins lives in her grandmother's boarding house, longing for adventure. She idolizes the famous detective, Gilbert Carrington, and follows his every case. Together with her faithful pup Eddie, she is determined to follow even the slightest scent of a mystery - no matter what! Maisie's best friend, Alice, has been convalescing at home for some time when her father sends both the girls to a country estate. But they are warned that the place is haunted, and sure enough, peculiar things start to happen on their arrival. With strange noises and smells waking the girls in the night and an unexpected sighting of a ghostly-cat form, Maisie knows it's time for her to get her magnifying glass out!
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The Case of the Stolen Sixpence: Maisie Hitchens #1

The Case of the Stolen Sixpence: Maisie Hitchens #1

Holly Webb ,  Marion Lindsay

$12.95

Maisie Hitchins lives in her grandmother's boarding house, longing for adventure. She idolizes the famous detective, Gilbert Carrington, and follows his every case. But Maisie is about to be given the opportunity of a lifetime: her own mystery to solve! Maisie rescues a puppy in peril whilst running an errand, and adopts him. She decides to investigate the puppy's original cruel owner, but instead gets tangled up in an intriguing plot involving stolen sausages, pilfered halfpennies and a fast-paced bicycle chase. The streets of Victorian London are never safe, but Maisie's on the case!
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The Tudors

The Tudors

Marcia Williams ,  Marcia Williams

$27.95

Join much-loved author/illustrator Marcia Williams on a comic strip journey through Tudor history! A witty, accessible introduction to the Tudors, with full-colour illustrations throughout, from the author of Mr William Shakespeare's Plays and The Romans: Gods, Emperors and Dormice. Arthur Inkblott, Queen Elizabeth I's favourite scribe, retells the most famous moments in Tudor history, from the Wars of the Roses and the Spanish Armada to Christopher Columbus's discovery of America and Henry VIII's many marriages! Packed with jokes and colourful comic-strip illustrations, this is Marcia Williams at her very best.
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Katy

Katy

Jacqueline Wilson

$29.99

Katy's life changes in dramatic and unexpected ways after a serious accident. Inspired by the much-loved classic, What Katy Did, bestselling children's favourite Jacqueline Wilson creates an irresistible modern version for the twenty-first-century. Fans of Hetty Feather and Tracy Beaker will fall in love with Katy and her family too.
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Migaloo, the White Whale

Migaloo, the White Whale

Mark Wilson

$24.99

In the warm tropical waters off the north Australian coast, a very special whale is born: Migaloo, the only all-white humpback whale in the world. As he and his pod make their annual migration to Antarctica, Migaloo discovers the beauty, wonder and danger of a whale's journey. Mark Wilson's exquisite illustrations capture the grace and intelligence of these extraordinary creatures, who enchant whale-watchers around the world.
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Under the Flame Tree

Under the Flame Tree

Karen Wood

$15.99

When Kirra leaves school to begin her first job on the station where she grew up, she is unimpressed to find herself partnered with a new employee who will barely speak to her. Daniel is undeniably cute, but he has a serious attitude problem and a mysterious past - there are whispers that he's fresh out of juvenile detention, but no one will tell her why. Daniel gradually thaws and reveals his secrets and Kirra starts to see beyond the moodiness to a boy she can believe in. But others remains wary of him and her best friend warns her to stay clear. Kirra has some decisions to make. Is Daniel worth fighting for? Or should she walk away?
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I am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Changed the World

I am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Changed the World

Malala Yousafzai ,  Patricia McCormick

$16.99

Malala is the most significant teenager of the twenty first century. She was only ten years old when the Taliban took control of her region. They said music was a crime. They said women weren't allowed to go to the market. They said girls couldn't go to school. Raised in a once-peaceful area of Pakistan transformed by terrorism, Malala was taught to stand up for what she believes. So she fought for her right to be educated. And on 9 October, 2012, she nearly lost her life for the cause. She was shot point-blank on her way home from school. No one expected her to survive. Now she is an international symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize winner. This is the remarkable story of a girl who knew from a young age that she wanted to change the world - and did. It will open your eyes to another world and will make you believe in hope, truth, miracles, and the determination of one person to inspire change.
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