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The Pain, My Mother, Sir Tiffy, Cyber Boy & Me

The Pain, My Mother, Sir Tiffy, Cyber Boy & Me

Michael Gerard Bauer

$16.99

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It really all started with The Pain. He officially came into my life exactly nine weeks and one day before our Year Ten Graduation Dance. And despite my very best efforts to wipe the day from my mind, I can still remember it clearly. It was a Friday. The thirteenth day of the month. Notice anything there? Maggie Butt is facing not only a stranger taking over her mothers life but her own as well, and she is not going to let that happen. But then theres the one-eyed snaggle-toothed cat, senior subject choices, the dream date and Cyber Boy, the geek in the library to contend with as well. Its going to be an interesting year.
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Serafina and the Black Cloak

Serafina and the Black Cloak

Robert Beatty

$16.99

Venture into the spooky world of Serafina and the Black Cloak - the New York Times bestselling magical mystery adventure for children. Never go into the forest, for there are many dangers there, and they will ensnare your soul. Serafina and her pa have secretly lived in the basement of the grand old house on the Biltmore Estate, surrounded by dark forests, for as long as Serafina can remember. She takes the greatest of care never to be seen. But when children at Biltmore start disappearing, only Serafina knows who the culprit is: a terrifying man in a black cloak who stalks the corridors at night. To solve the mystery, Serafina teams up with Braden Vanderbilt, the nephew of the estate's owners. Their search for answers leads them into the very forest Serafina has always been taught to fear. There, they discover a legacy of magic, long forgotten - until now...
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The Bad Guys Episode 3: the Furball Strikes Back

The Bad Guys Episode 3: the Furball Strikes Back

Aaron Blabey

$12.99

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The Bad Guys are about to have a VERY BAD DAY! Mr Wolf and his bad, bad buddies have messed with the wrong guinea pig. And this nasty little furball wants revenge! Will they survive? Will they be heroes? And will they just stop trying to eat each other? It's time to put on your baddest pair of chuckle-pants and find out!
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Gaston

Gaston

Kelly DiPucchio ,  Christian Robinson

$16.99

This is the story of four puppies: Fi-Fi, Foo-Foo, Ooh-La-La, and Gaston. Gaston works the hardest at his lessons on how to be a proper pooch. He sips - never slobbers! He yips - never yaps! And he walks with grace - never races! Gaston fits right in with his poodle sisters.But a chance encounter with a bulldog family in the park-Rocky, Ricky, Bruno, and Antoinette-reveals there's been a mix-up, and so Gaston and Antoinette switch places. The new families look right... but they don't feel right. Can these puppies follow their noses-and their hearts-to find where they belong?
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The Turners

The Turners

Mick Elliott

$14.99

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ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- Nobody told Leo that when he turned 13 things would change. Sure, he knew adolescence wasn't going to be easy, not if his older and obnoxious sister is anything to go by, but to find out that his family are turners - that's a whole different kettle of fish! Or, in Leo's case, komodo dragons! Because that is what he starts to turn into, one day in the school library… It's a bit of a shock, but then his father disappears, and Leo and his sister go an a (slightly illegal) road trip trying to track him down. This hilarious book is the first in a trilogy, and is vastly entertaining. Ages 10-13 Lindy

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Leo Lennox has an epic problem: it's his thirteenth birthday and he has just grown a tail. You'd think that growing a tail in the middle of the school library would be the worst thing that could happen to you, but Leo is about to discover that things can always get worse - and a whole lot weirder. Now, as he discovers an unthinkable family secret, Leo must team up with his infuriating older sister to escape snake-skinned henchmen, ancient shape-shifters and a whispering villain determined to feed him to a pack of genetically engineered killer pigs - all while trying to control his new shape-shifting powers. The first instalment of a trilogy from the funniest new Australian kids' author in years.
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Boomerang and Bat: The Story of the Real First Eleven

Boomerang and Bat: The Story of the Real First Eleven

Mark Greenwood ,  Terry Denton

$29.99

The first Australian cricket team to tour England was a group of Aboriginal stockmen. This is their story.

In 1868 a determined team of Aboriginal cricketers set off on a journey across the world to take on England's best.

Led by star all-rounder Johnny Mullagh, and wearing caps embroidered with a boomerang and a bat, they delighted crowds with their exceptional skill.

From the creators of Jandamarra, this is the remarkable story of the real first eleven.
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Nightfall

Nightfall

Jake Halpern ,  Peter Kujawinski

$16.99

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After fourteen years of Day comes fourteen years of Night. Be sure not to get left in the dark.

On Marin's island, sunrise doesn't come every twenty-four hours - it comes every twenty-eight years. Now the sun is just a sliver of light on the horizon. The weather is turning cold. The shadows are growing long. The dark is rising. And soon it will be Night.

The eerie Evening sunset is causing the tide to begin its slow roll out hundreds of miles, and so Marin, along with her twin brother Kana and the rest of the islanders, must frantically begin preparations to sail south, where they will wait out the long Night. But first the house must be made ready for their departure. Locks must be taken off doors. Furniture must be arranged just so. Tables must be set as if for dinner. The rituals are bizzare - unnerving, even - but none of the adults will discuss why things must be this way. And then just as the ships are about to sail, the twins' friend Line goes missing. Marin and Kana know where he has gone, and that the only and that the only way to rescue him is to do it themselves. And surely the ships will wait?

Because Night is falling. Their island is changing. And something is stirring in the dark.
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The Girl in the Blue Coat

The Girl in the Blue Coat

Monica Hesse

$16.99

Amsterdam, 1943 Hanneke spends her days procuring and delivering sought-after black-market goods to paying customers, her nights hiding the true nature of her work from her concerned parents, and every waking moment mourning her boyfriend, who was killed on the front line when the Germans invaded. She likes to think of her illegal work as a small act of rebellion. But one day Hanneke gets a very unusual request. One of her regular customers asks her to find a girl. A girl who has disappeared from the secret room in her house. A Jewish girl... As she searches for clues Hanneke is drawn into a dangerous web of lies, secrets and mysteries. Can she find the runaway before the Nazis do? Meticulously researched, intricately plotted and beautifully written, The Girl in the Blue Coat is an extraordinarily gripping novel from a bright new voice in YA fiction.
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The Book of Australian Birds

The Book of Australian Birds

Charles Hope

$27.95

Australia is a large country with a wide range of climates and habitats. Our island continent is home to animals that are not found anywhere else. Many of these are birds, and they are among the most recognisable creatures on Earth. Welcome to the fascinating world of Australian birds.
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Figgy and the President

Figgy and the President

Tamsin Janu

$15.99

Figgy and Nana love to talk about their future. Nana wants to be President of Ghana. Deciding on a career isn't as easy for Figgy, but then she lands the role of a lifetime as an actress in a film. When Figgys Mama shows up, sick and expecting a baby, and Nanas father takes him away, Figgy has more important things to think about and some growing up to do.
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Soon

Soon

Timothy Knapman ,  Patrick Benson

$16.99

From Patrick Benson, the illustrator of Owl Babies, comes the read-aloud story of Raju the baby elephant and his mummy who set out on a great jungle adventure. Raju follows his mother, holding tightly onto her tail, as they bravely journey across a wide river, battle the tall grass and delve into the deep, dark forest ...meeting snapping crocodiles, slithering snakes and ferocious tigers along the way. But where are Raju and his mummy going? What will they see in the end? Little tired Raju keeps asking, When can we go home again? and, each time, his mummy replies, Soon . This lyrical story transports readers to the lush, wild Indian jungle and exquisitely captures the fear and excitement of new experience.
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Our Island

Our Island

Children of Gununa ,  Elizabeth Honey ,  Alison Lester

$14.99

Our island lies beneath a big blue sky,

surrounded by the turquoise sea.

Turtles glide through the clear salt water,

and dugongs graze on banks of seagrass.

In this lyrical celebration of place, the children of Mornington Island explore their home in words and pictures. This is a collaboration with much-loved children's picture-book creators authors Alison Lester and Elizabeth Honey.

All royalties from Our Island and one dollar from the sale of each copy are donated to Mornington Island State School to fund art projects in the community.
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The Unexpected Everything

The Unexpected Everything

Morgan Matson

$19.99

Andie has a plan and she always sticks to the plan. Future? A top tier medical school. Dad? Avoid as much as possible (which isn't that hard considering he's a Congressman and never around). Friends? Palmer, Bri, and Toby - pretty much the most awesome people on the planet, who needs anyone else? Relationships? No one's worth more than three weeks. So it's no surprise she's got her summer all planned out too. Until a political scandal cancels her summer pre-med internship, and lands both her and Dad back in the same house for the first time in years. Suddenly she's doing things that aren't Andie at all - working as a dog walker, doing an epic scavenger hunt with her dad and maybe, just maybe, letting the super cute Clark in closer than expected. Palmer, Bri and Toby tell her to embrace all the chaos, but here's the thing... can she?
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The War of the Four Isles: Ship Kings #3

The War of the Four Isles: Ship Kings #3

Andrew McGahan

$16.99

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Nearly three years have passed since Dow Amber escaped the ruin of the Twelfth Kingdom. In that time, war has raged across the Four Isles, but Dow himself has been hidden away by his Twin Islands hosts, relegated to a backwater of the war in the company of the beguiling Cassandra... But when word reaches Dow that Ignella of the Cave has been imprisoned on the infamous Ship Kings dungeon-isle of Banishment, he can be patient no longer. He sets forth on an epic voyage that will take him halfway around the world - defying storm and monster, betrayal and despair - to the heart of the greatest battle of the age, and to the discovery at last of his true purpose upon the high seas... The War of the Four Isles is the third volume in Andrew McGahan's momentous Ship Kings series.
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The Kites are Flying!

The Kites are Flying!

Michael Morpurgo ,  Laura Carlin

$16.99

Travelling to the West Bank to witness first hand what life is like for Palestinians and Jews living in the shadow of a dividing wall, journalist Max strikes up a friendship with an enigmatic Palestinian boy, Said. Together the two sit under an ancient olive tree while Said makes another of his kites. When Said takes Max home, the reporter learns of the terrible events in the family's past and begins to understand why Said does not speak. Told from both Max's and Said's points of view, Morpurgo has created a beautiful tale of tragedy and hope with an ending that rings with joy.
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Land, Sea, Sky: A Puzzle Book of Indigenous Australian Art

Land, Sea, Sky: A Puzzle Book of Indigenous Australian Art

National Gallery of Australia

$29.99

Land, Sea, Sky will take children to places beyond their imagination as they learn new words and develop greater understanding of what it means to share. It includes ten 16-piece jigsaw puzzles featuring child-friendly works of art in the National Gallery of Australia’s Indigenous Australian art collection, the largest in the world.
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The Rest of Us Just Live Here

The Rest of Us Just Live Here

Patrick Ness

$18.99

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Award-winning writer Patrick Ness's bold and irreverent novel powerfully reminds us that there are many different types of remarkable.

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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Cry, Heart, but Never Break

Cry, Heart, but Never Break

Glen Ringtved ,  Charlotte Pardi ,  Robert Moulthrop

$24.99

Aware their grandmother is gravely ill, four siblings make a pact to keep death from taking her away. But Death does arrive all the same, as it must. He comes gently, naturally. And he comes with enough time to share a story with the children that helps them to realize the value of loss to life and the importance of being able to say goodbye. Glen Ringtved is a best-selling and award-winning Danish children's author, whose books have been widely translated. Charlotte Pardi is a well-beloved Danish illustrator, who has created numerous books since her first picture book in 2000. Robert Moulthrop is a published playwright. He lives in Greenwich Village, New York City.
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Rules are Rules: Chook Doolan #1

Rules are Rules: Chook Doolan #1

James Roy ,  Lucinda Gifford

$7.99

Chook Doolan is too much of a chicken to walk to school by himself! But then Dad tells him the special 'Walking to School' rule. And RULES ARE RULES.

Walking to school is too scary for Chook - until Dad tells him the special rule for walking to school safely: no talking to anyone until you are inside the school gates. Too easy! But not talking means that he must ignore Mrs Pho from the bakery, Eddie Two-Hats the busker and Mrs Holston the lollipop lady. Chook knows he has hurt their feelings. But what can he do? RULES ARE RULES!
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The Newest Pet: Chook Doolan #2

The Newest Pet: Chook Doolan #2

James Roy ,  Lucinda Gifford

$7.99

It's Pet Day at school but Joe doesn't have a pet. Can Chook come up with a plan to help his friend?

Chook's friend Joe doesn't have a pet to bring to Pet Day. To cheer him up, Chook decides they should try to find him a pet for just a day. But Joe is so sad he can't even come up with a plan. (And that's his best thing.) Can Chook think of a plan to help his friend? And will he be brave enough to carry it out?
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Gary

Gary

Leila Rudge

$24.99

Any bird can find adventure. Even Gary.

Gary the pigeon can't fly. When his racing pigeon friends head off in their travel basket, Gary stays at home. He organises his scrapbook of travel mementos and dreams about the adventures the other pigeons are having. But when Gary accidentally ends up a very long way from home, he discovers that flying is not the only way to have adventures.
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Salt to the Sea

Salt to the Sea

Ruta Sepetys

$19.99

This is an inspirational novel based on a true story from the Second World War. When the German ship the Wilhelm Gustloff was sunk in port in early 1945 it had over 9000 civilian refugees, including children, on board. Nearly all were drowned. Ruta Sepetys, acclaimed author of Between Shades of Grey, brilliantly imagines the story of a handful of these people as they trek across Germany, bound together only by their desperation to reach the ship that can take them away from the war-ravaged land. From the gentle wisdom of the old man known as the Shoe Poet to the bravery of Emilia, the Polish girl who struggles onwards hiding a dark secret inside herself, this is a band of unforgettable characters and unmissable stories. Fans of The Book Thief or Helen Dunmore's The Siege will be totally absorbed by this.
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There is a Tribe of Kids

There is a Tribe of Kids

Lane Smith

$24.99

Did you ever want to waddle with a colony of penguins? Wriggle with an army of caterpillars? Or march with a troop of monkeys? Legendary illustrator Lane Smith takes us on a colourful adventure through the natural world, following a child as he weaves through the jungle, dives under the ocean and soars into the sky. Along the way he makes friends and causes mischief with a dazzling array of creatures both large and small - but can he find a tribe of his own? Full of warmth and humour, There Is a Tribe of Kids is a sumptuously detailed portrayal of wild childhood to be pored over for hours on end. A witty and playful exploration of curiosity, discovery and what it means to belong, ideal for sharing with children of all ages. With a beautiful jacket glinting with gold foil, this gorgeous book makes the perfect gift for any occasion.
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Truly Tan: Hoodwinked!

Truly Tan: Hoodwinked!

Jen Storer

$16.99

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The next adventure in the best-selling Truly Tan series. Ages: 8-12 Verity Crisp's cousin has come to Peppercorn Valley. Her name is Ophelia Crisp, she is nearly ten and she has messy hair. She is also sullen, secretive and shrouded in mystery. Before long Tan has reasons to suspect that Ophelia is a thief. But a Secret Spy should never jump to conclusions, so Tan sets out to build Ophelia's profile - and discover once and for all if she is a criminal. Tan's investigations lead her deeper into the secret life of Ophelia Crisp and, when Ophelia disappears, it is up to Tan to piece the clues together and find her before it is too late. Ages: 8 +
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Captain Jimmy Cook Discovers Third Grade

Captain Jimmy Cook Discovers Third Grade

Kate Temple ,  Jol Temple ,  Jon Foye

$12.99

Jimmy Cook is finding History Week a bit boring until Ms Fennel starts banging on about Captain Cook. Then - bingo! Turns out he and Captain Cook have a lot in common. Here are three of the big ones: they are both named James Cook; they are both great explorers; and they both look great in a tricorn hat. Funny fiction for those who love Tom Gates and Timmy Failure.

Jimmy Cook has discovered that he has quite a lot in common with the explorer Captain James Cook. No doubt they were related. So when he finds out that Captain Cook met with a sticky end in Hawaii, he's determined to travel to the island finish what he started. His parents aren't so interested but luckily Jimmy's favourite brand of cereal is running a competition. First prize: an Hawaiian Holiday.

Jimmy is going to have to eat a lot of full-fibre Wheetblocks to enter, but big dreams come with a big price. And no price is too big when it comes to Captain James Cook especially if it means beating the world's most annoying person, Alice Toolie.
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Little Master Hugo: Les Miserables: A Babylit French Primer

Little Master Hugo: Les Miserables: A Babylit French Primer

Jennifer Adams ,  Alison Oliver

$14.99

Introduce your bebe to the world of Victor Hugo with 10 words and phrases from the classic Les Miserables. Colorful, eye-catching illustrations of characters and objects from the novel pair with French translations you'll want to hear your baby say again and again.
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Little Master Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night's Dream: A Babylit Fairies Primer

Little Master Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night's Dream: A Babylit Fairies Primer

Jennifer Adams ,  Alison Oliver

$14.99

The perfect lullaby for a magical midsummer night, and a beautiful way to introduce your little one to the Bard. Jennifer Adams' adaptation of Shakespeare's original lines and Alison Oliver's whimsical illustrations bring the world of fairies to life and will enchant little ones for years to come.
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Crush

Crush

Eve Ainsworth

$15.99

Love hurts... but should it hurt this much? Reeling from her mum's sudden departure, Anna finds the comfort she needs in her blossoming relationship with Will. He's handsome and loving, everything Anna has always dreamed of. He's also moody and unpredictable, pushing her away from her friends and her music. He wants her to be his and his alone. He wants her to be perfect. Anna's world is closing in. But threatening everything is a dark secret that not even Will can control... Eve Ainsworth's gripping second novel is a pitch-perfect exploration of love at its most powerful, addictive and destructive.
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A Kiss Means I Love You

A Kiss Means I Love You

Kathryn Madeline Allen ,  Eric Futran

$12.95

Now available in board book format with revised content for even the youngest children. Featuring engaging photographs of young children and sweet rhyming text, this fun read-aloud teaches little ones about nonverbal communication from a kiss and a clap to a wave and a yawn.
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Love, Lies and Spies

Love, Lies and Spies

Cindy Anstey ,  Cynthia Anstey

$16.99

In Love, Lies and Spies, Cindy Anstey's hilarious homage to Jane Austen, a lady with a penchant for trouble finds a handsome spy much more than merely tolerable. Juliana Telford is not your average nineteenth-century young lady. She's much more interested in researching ladybugs than marriage, fashionable dresses, or dances. So when her father sends her to London for a season, she's determined not to form any attachments. Instead, she plans to secretly publish her research.Spencer Northam is not the average young gentleman of leisure he appears. He is actually a spy for the War Office, and is more focused on acing his first mission than meeting eligible ladies. Fortunately, Juliana feels the same, and they agree to pretend to fall for each other. Spencer can finally focus, until he is tasked with observing Juliana's traveling companions... and Juliana herself.Full of humor and English Regency Period charm, and starring a whip-smart strong female heroine, this young adult novel is the perfect mix of romance, action, and adventure.
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A Beginner's Guide to Electricity and Magnetism

A Beginner's Guide to Electricity and Magnetism

Gill Arbuthnott ,  Marc Mones

$19.99

Almost the entire world depends on a reliable electricity source - but how often do we stop and think about what actually happens when you switch on the light, flick on the T.V or turn on your computer? In this amazing introduction to electricity and magnetism Gill Arbuthnott explains all about the history of electricity, how it gets from its original source to your plug socket and what might happen in the future. Packed full of brilliant full colour illustration, amazing photos and fascinating facts, A Beginner's Guide to Electricity and Magnetism is the perfect first introduction to the mysterious world of electricity and magnetism.
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Your Guide to the Periodic Table

Your Guide to the Periodic Table

Gill Arbuthnott

$15.95

Your Guide to the Periodic Table is an easy-to-follow introduction to the elements that make up the periodic table of elements. Each element is linked to a science story or fascinating fact, from what makes sulphur smelly to what makes hydrogen explode, and everything in between. Packed with illustrations and explanatory diagrams, prepare to be amazed by the most wacky and informative look at the periodic table ever!
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Mini Beasts (All About Australia)

Mini Beasts (All About Australia)

Australian Geographic

$9.95

The world of minibeasts is bigger than we think! From the worms on the ground, to the insects in the air and the jellyfish in the sea – minibeasts are all around us!
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Rocks and Fossils (All About Australia)

Rocks and Fossils (All About Australia)

Australian Geographic

$9.95

Unearth the mysteries of the rocks that form the world around us, and the fossils that tell us the history of our planet!
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100 Inventions That Changed the World: Experts Demystify Our Biggest Breakthroughs - From Rockets to Virtual reality and Beyond

100 Inventions That Changed the World: Experts Demystify Our Biggest Breakthroughs - From Rockets to Virtual reality and Beyond

Australian Geographic

$24.95

We take thousands of inventions for granted, using them daily and enjoying their benefits. But how much do we really know about their origins and development? This absorbing new book tells the stories behind the inventions that have changed the world, with details about.

Convenience items, such as safety pins, toothbrushes, and bifocals Weapons of war, including explosives, gunpowder, and shrapnel shells Industrial advances, such as the steam engine and the power loom for weaving Transportation advances, including the airplane, the diesel engine, the automobile, and the air-inflated rubber tire Electronic marvels, including color television, the microprocessor, the personal computer, the compact disc, and the cell phone Medical advances, from antiseptic surgery to the electron microscope... and much more.

Inventors and pioneers of science and technology, including Eli Whitney, James Watt, Benjamin Franklin, Henry Bessemer, Thomas Edison, J.B. Dunlop, the Wright Brothers, Werner von Braun, Jonas Salk, J. Robert Oppenheimer, and many others are also discussed. Fascinating photos and illustrations complement authoritative summaries of each invention, and remarkable quotations from many of the inventors add to this chronicle of human ingenuity that began some 6,000 years ago with the invention of the wheel.
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Where's the Starfish?

Where's the Starfish?

Barroux

$19.99

Barroux tackles ocean pollution in the stunning follow-up to the critically acclaimed Where's the Elephant? - recommended by The Guardian, Sunday Times and The Sun. Find the whale, the clownfish and the starfish on every page - until the piles of rubbish start to make it much too difficult. Both a Where's Wally-style spotting game and a striking work of art, this almost wordless tale puts the power back in the hands (or fins) of the natural world, with a boldly beautiful twist ending. With an insight and warmth comparable to Frann Preston-Gannon's The Journey Home, Barroux has created an astoundingly powerful modern classic that promises to be remembered for generations to come.

The perfect way to introduce the topic of the environment to boys and girls aged 3 and over. Barroux's books include Uncle John and the Giant Cherry Tree, which won him the 2005 Enfantaisie Award, and the extraordinary Line of Fire, Diary of An Unknown Soldier which has received widespread critical acclaim. In 2015 Barroux won the first Parents, Babies, a Book competition for his work Chuut! which will be given to every newborn baby in the north of France. His book Where's the Elephant? has been nominated for the Kate Greenway Medal 2016.
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Our Home is Dirt by Sea: Australian Poems for Australian Kids

Our Home is Dirt by Sea: Australian Poems for Australian Kids

Dianne Bates

$16.99

Australian poetry for Australian kids.

Dianne Bates has complied a fabulous collection of poetry written by over thirty different Australian poets for Australian children. Topics include school, family, special events like birthdays and Christmas, animals and sports.
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Stuff Happens: Dale

Stuff Happens: Dale

Adrian Beck

$9.99

Stuff Happens is an important series for boys about everyday challenges. Created by Susannah McFarlane, the series editor, the series includes stories by authors Tony Wilson, Andrew Daddo, Philip Gwynne, Will Kostakis, Oliver Phommavanh, Scot Gardner, Pat Flynn, Alex McDiarmid, Justin D'Ath, Adrian Beck, James Valentine and James Roy. Each book features a different character and follows them as they overcome a particular everyday challenge.

Aimed at boys aged between 7 and 11, the Stuff Happens series explores those everyday struggles in life that boys can sometimes be reluctant to express: quarrels with mates, a bad day at school, fear of disappointing mum and dad, rejection and not fitting in.

Stuff Happens. Real-life stories for boys. Suitable for beginner and newly confident readers.

Stuff happens sometimes. Everyday stuff. At school, at home, with sport, with mates.

For Dale it happened during a school play.

Dale is a story about an odd but likeable redhead who decides to take revenge on Dan, the coolest kid in school. Dale intends to embarrass Dan during the finale of their school play, but as the big moment approaches Dale has second thoughts. But is he too late to stop the plan he's put in place?
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Giant Seek and Find

Giant Seek and Find

Benjamin Becue ,  Didier Balicevic ,  Annabelle Mege

$29.99

Giant Seek and Find is an amazing book because ofits size and all its detailed settings! Children will have fun for hours finding the ten recurring characters and the forty elements per page.Benjamin Becue is a young creative illustrator. His illustrations are witty and colorful.Didier Balicevic graduated from the Fine Arts School of Strasbourg in France. He works with publishers and the media on projects dedicated to young readers.Annabelle Mege likes to creates games and illustrate books for children.
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Go Home, Cheeky Animals!

Go Home, Cheeky Animals!

Johanna Bell ,  Dion Beasley

$24.99

At Canteen Creek where we live, there are cheeky dogs everywhere. But when the cheeky goats, donkeys, buffaloes and camels make mischief in the camp, the dogs just lie there - until those pesky animals really go too far. Then the cheeky camp dogs roar into action!..'A funny, uplifting and beautifully written tale about family, home and place.' Ros Moriarty, author of Listening to Country...Johanna Bell lives in Darwin and works on storytelling projects as a creative producer and writer...Dion Beasley is well known for his Cheeky Dogs brand. He lives in Tennant Creek, NT.
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The Princess and the Castle

The Princess and the Castle

Caroline Binch

$16.99

Genevieve loves to play at being a princess, and she longs to visit the castle across the bay. But ever since the day her dad was lost at sea, she's afraid to go near the water. Then along comes Mum's new friend, Cedric. Maybe Princess Genevieve will be able to go to her castle after all.
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Dozy Bear and the Secret of Sleep

Dozy Bear and the Secret of Sleep

Katie Blackburn

$14.99

One little bear learns the secret of sleep in this innovative, calming picture book incorporating tried and tested sleep techniques.

Now are you all snuggled up and ready for bed? I'm going to tell you a story about the secret of sleep, and a little bear called Dozy who wanted to sleep, but didn't know how. Dozy Bear and the Secret of Sleep fills the gap in the market for relaxing bedtime books that act as a sleep aid rather than bedtime entertainment. It combines proven sleep and relaxation techniques with Richard Smythe's gorgeous, dreamlike illustrations, and is perfect for any parent who wants to turn naptime or bedtime into a calming experience.
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Helicopters

Helicopters

Emily Bone ,  Giovanni Paulli ,  Staz Johnson

$14.99

This is a brand new series on the world's most exciting vehicles, sure to appeal to boys of all ages and reading abilities. Visually exciting, highly informative, fun and accessible with photographs, illustrated diagrams and comic strips, this title is full of information on helicopters, from how they work to real-life helicopter missions in wartime. It covers all forms of helicopters from civilian to military used today and throughout history, including the fierce Apache Longbow. Internet-links offer a fascinating selection of recommended websites - with sound, animation, video clips and much more, which provide additional information for projects and homework.
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Too Many Sheep

Too Many Sheep

Christina Booth

$19.99

How can sheep help you sleep? They climb through the window and walk through the door. They sit on my bed and jump on the floor. They play hide and seek. They go down the hall. They shower and shave, and there's one on the loo! They have snacks in the kitchen. Oh, what will I do? Grandpa Jack says counting sheep helps him sleep. But a house full of sheep means chaos, not calm.
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Do You See What I See?

Do You See What I See?

Helen Borten

$27.99

In this new edition of the 1960s classic, Helen Borten introduces children to art and the beauty of the world around them.Everywhere we see lines and shapes and colors that influence our daily lives. The important link between seeing and feeling is the basis of visual arts and an indispensable key to understanding and appreciation. With vivid poetic word imagery, exciting pictures and a masterful use of color, Helen Borten introduces children to all the wonders the visual world can provide!Helen Borten was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1930. She attended the Philadelphia Museum College of Art and produced the main body of her well-loved children's picture book illustrations in the 1960s.
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The War That Saved My Life

The War That Saved My Life

Kimberly Bradley

$16.99

An exceptionally moving story of triumph against all odds, set during World War Two. Nine-year-old Ada has never left her one-room flat. Her mother is too humiliated by Ada's twisted foot to let her outside. So when her little brother Jamie is shipped out of London to escape the war, Ada doesn't waste a minute - she sneaks out to join him. So begins a new adventure for Ada, and for Miss Susan Smith, the woman who is forced to take in the two children. As Ada teaches herself to ride a pony, learns to read, and watches for German spies, she begins to trust Susan - and Susan begins to love Ada and Jamie. But in the end, will their bond be enough to hold them together through wartime? Or will Ada and her brother fall back into the cruel hands of their mother? This masterful work of historical fiction is equal parts adventure and a moving tale of family and identity - a classic in the making.
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Mrs Dog

Mrs Dog

Janeen Brian

$19.95

Mrs Dog is a farm dog at the end of her working life. She spends her days shadowing the steps of Tall-One - the farmer. When the pair discover an abandoned lamb one day, Mrs Dog adopts the stray and the lamb becomes her surrogate pup, learning the ways of dogs and life on the farm. Until one day Mrs Dog goes missing. And that’s when everything changes…

This is a story about change, courage and determination. It’s the story about an old farm dog who rescues a lamb, and the lamb who rescues her right back.
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The Lion Inside

The Lion Inside

Rachel Bright ,  Jim Field

$14.99

From the creator of the known and loved Bright Side lifestyle brand, Rachel Bright, and the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, Jim Field, comes a feelgood rhyming story about one little mouse trying to make himself heard and discovering along the way that even the smallest of us has the heart of a lion. Perfect for fans of Giraffes Can't Dance this stylish book from two contemporary stars really is something to shout about - it will make you laugh, cry and read it every bedtime.
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Ten Little Monsters

Ten Little Monsters

Mike Brownlow ,  Simon Rickerty

$24.99

Ten little monsters set off in search of adventure. But what will the ten little monsters do when they meet a howling werewolf, a giant spider and other scaries in the night? A monster stomp of a book with lots of things to spot and count on every page, this noisy rhyming story from the creators of the bestselling Ten Little Pirates is perfect for sharing again and again.
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Dog Diaries: Secret Writings of the Woof Society

Dog Diaries: Secret Writings of the Woof Society

Betsy Cromer Byars ,  Betsy Duffey ,  Laurie Myers ,  Erik Brooks

$12.99

It is the first annual meeting of the WOOF Society. Dogs of all different backgrounds and breeds have gathered together to listen to the stories of twelve dogs from around the world and throughout history. Abu is the ruler of ancient Egypt, but Miu, the Royal Cat, continues to challenge him, except at night. Tidbit, the runt of his litter, becomes a star singer at the Grand Ole Opry. Jip leads his blinded master back home from the Civil War. Mimi, a dog living in Paris, shares her tips on bathroom protocol and dinnertime etiquette. And eight more! Dog Diaries is a winning companion to Cat Diaries, also by Betsy Byars and her daughters Betsy Duffy and Laurie Myers. Humorous and at times touching, this collection of ultra-short stories is perfect for dog-loving reluctant readers.
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Cat Diaries: Secret Writings of the Meow Society

Cat Diaries: Secret Writings of the Meow Society

Betsy Cromer Byars ,  Betsy Duffey ,  Laurie Myers ,  Erik Brooks

$12.99

At the annual gathering of the MEOW society, cats of all kinds convene to share their stories and those of their ancestors. Chico, the smallest cat in the world, recounts stopping a crime. The Pirate Cat tells of the fateful day when he discovered a treasure while hunting for mice. And Georgio shares his delectable and sometimes surprising recipes. Cat Diaries is a winning companion to Dog Diaries, also by Betsy Byars and her daughters Betsy Duffy and Laurie Myers. Animal lovers and reluctant readers will be wooed by the charm, strength, and wit of these feline friends.
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Spotty Lottie and Me

Spotty Lottie and Me

Richard Byrne

$17.99

Joey has chicken pox and has to stay at home. But being ill is boring. His mother tells him he can play with a friend, but only a spotty friend as he is infectious, so he sets off to search for one. Will Joey find anyone to play with who isn't scared of his spots?
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Fairy World

Fairy World

Stella Caldwell

$29.99

Fairy World takes you on a magical journey into a world of moonlit meadows, enchanted forests and spritely streams, where fairies fly, sing and dance. Covering fairies from myths and legends often portrayed in classical paintings and literature, this book is the ultimate guide to these elusive and ethereal creatures. This stunning gift book is divided into chapters, which contain beautiful spreads and descriptions about a range of fairies from natural fairies such as Sylphs, Flower fairies and Nymphs to evil tricksters such as Banshee and Boggart. Gallery and profile spreads are packed with fantastic detail children will love to pore over.
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Explore 360: The Tomb of Tutankhamun

Explore 360: The Tomb of Tutankhamun

Stella Caldwell

$29.99

The discovery of Tutankhamun's lost tomb and its glittering treasures ranks as one the most exciting archaeological discoveries ever made. With this ground-breaking book and accompanying free app, you can navigate your way around this amazing tomb in awesome 3-D. Beautifully illustrated with photographs and artworks, the book takes you on tour of the magnificent Ancient Egyptian world, while the app includes cutting edge graphics that let you explore the magnificent tomb.
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What Time is it, Rex?: Introducing the Hours of the Day

What Time is it, Rex?: Introducing the Hours of the Day

Margot Channing ,  Carolyn Scrace

$15.95

Learn to tell the time with Rex the dinosaur in this interactive early-learning book. Children can use the movable clock hands to set the time and follow Rex through the day by matching the time on the clock to what he is doing. Rex's daily routine reflects that of young children to encourage the application of time- telling skills in real-life situations. This hands-on approach to learning about hours, days and minutes will help to maintain the interest of both eager and reluctant learners.
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Buildings, Bridges and Landmarks: A Complete History with 25 Easy-to-Make Models

Buildings, Bridges and Landmarks: A Complete History with 25 Easy-to-Make Models

Tony Chapman

$24.99

Travel through time and across the world visiting iconic buildings, bridges and monuments, from the ancient Greek Parthenon to the modern London Shard. The collector's guide details each landmark's place in architectural history and the detachable model compendium contains press-out pieces to make 25 ultra-stylish 3D models
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Good Ogre

Good Ogre

Platte F. Clark

$12.99

Max is finally home in Madison, but the magical mayhem is just beginning in this conclusion to the hilarious trilogy that started with Bad Unicorn and Fluff Dragon, which Publishers Weekly called "deviously enjoyable."

After saving an entire world-three, actually - it's no wonder Max can't seem to get comfortable back home, where the most daunting threat is ending up in remedial gym if he can't climb a rope fast enough. Then a new kid named Wayne rescues Max from the school bullies, and a new option for adventure appears. Wayne says he's from the magical realm, the Magrus, and that Max is needed there. He can go back and be the powerful wizard of his dreams!

But when Max opens a portal between the two worlds, he finds out that things are not what they seem. A violent storm starts turning the residents of Madison into monsters and Max's friends into characters out of an online game. Then Max learns that the Maelshadow, a being of pure evil, plans to use the portal to invade the planet and make it his own. Can Max and his motley crew put a stop to his plans? Or has this spellcaster's luck finally run out?
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The Bolds to the Rescue

The Bolds to the Rescue

Julian Clary ,  David Roberts

$18.99

More wildly funny animal madness from dream team Julian Clary and David Roberts! The Bolds are a family of hyenas living as humans in a suburban house. But now their kindness to animal waifs and strays has become legendary, and more and more animals keep turning up to stay! Roger the sheep flocks to their house, and Fifi the poodle turns up to learn some new tricks, whilst Sheila the crocodile decides to stay for a while. But when the Bolds take in a couple of race horses who are on the run, they worry their animal magnetism is getting to be too much. Have these hyenas bitten off more than they can chew?
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Rory the Dinosaur Wants a Pet

Rory the Dinosaur Wants a Pet

Liz Climo

$12.99

In Rory's second picture book, he learns sometimes the things you look for are looking for you!
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The River: An Epic Journey to the Sea

The River: An Epic Journey to the Sea

Hanako Clulow ,  Patricia Hegarty

$24.99

Follow a little fish on her epic journey downriver as she travels out into the unknown. With stunning artwork from Hanako Clulow, a lyrical narrative and a magical 'swimming fish' on every page, this is a book to treasure and revisit time and again.
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The Dog, Ray

The Dog, Ray

Linda Coggin

$16.99

A girl, a dog, a boy, a journey 'When my death came, it was swift. Swift as a racing horse.' Twelve-year-old Daisy has just died in a car crash. But in a twist of fate, and through a heavenly bureaucratic mistake, Daisy ends up not where she is supposed to be - but in the body of a dog. Daisy may now be inhabiting a dog's body, but inside she is still very much Daisy, and is as bouncy, loyal, positive and energetic as she ever was. Daisy's only thought is to somehow be reunited with her parents, whom she knows will be missing her. This is how she meets Pip, a boy who is homeless and on his own journey, and a lasting, tender and very moving friendship between boy and dog/girl is formed.
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Clash of the Worlds: House of Secrets #3

Clash of the Worlds: House of Secrets #3

Chris Columbus ,  Ned Vizzini ,  Chris Rylander

$19.99

Get ready for another roller coaster ride of an adventure! The Walker kids - Cordelia, Brendan and Nell - may have saved the world, but they can't save their home and must leave Kristoff House. Things can't get any worse, but then... Turns out the Wind Witch is still alive and planning an invasion. To defeat her the Walkers must return to the book world, split up and embark on a dangerous quest - facing aliens, dinosaurs and monstrous creatures from the deep. The Walkers always have each other's backs, but must go it alone in their most important mission yet. And this time, if they fail, there's no coming back...
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Friends Not Forever: Ella Diaries #7

Friends Not Forever: Ella Diaries #7

Meredith Costain ,  Danielle McDonald

$12.99

It's Ella's big chance for a STARRING role in this years school play. But while Peach Parker is busy trying to stop Ella from succeeding, Zoe ends up winning the prize part. Zoe spends all her time rehearsing with the new girl, Amethyst, so Ella tells her to go be HER new BFF! Oh no! Will Ella and Zoe patch up their friendship in time to save the play?
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The Complete Adventures of Charlie and Mr Willy Wonka

The Complete Adventures of Charlie and Mr Willy Wonka

Roald Dahl ,  Quentin Blake

$24.99

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator together in a single bumper volume with phizz-whizzing new Roald Dahl branding! In Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Mr Willy Wonka opened the gates of his amazing factory to Charlie Bucket, our hero, and four repulsive children. They are Augustus Gloop (greedy), Veruca Salt (spoiled), Violet Beauregard (gum-chewer) and Mike Teavee (TV addict). Next, in Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, Charlie and his family find themselves orbiting the Earth with Mr Willy Wonka. Whoosh! So grab your gizzard! Hold your hats! Pay attention please. Mr Wonka wouldn't like to lose any of you at this stage of the proceedings...And now you can listen to Charlie and other Roald Dahl audiobooks read by some very famous voices, including Kate Winslet, David Walliams and Steven Fry - plus there are added squelchy sound effects from Pinewood Studios! Also look out for new Roald Dahl apps in the App store and Google Play- including the disgusting Twit or Miss! and House of Twits inspired by the revolting Twits.
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The Rock and Gem Book... And Other Treasures of the Natural World

The Rock and Gem Book... And Other Treasures of the Natural World

Clive Gifford

$35.00

The Rock and Gem Book is packed full of photos of natural wonders, including rocks, minerals, gems, shells and fossils. This children's encyclopedia displays more than 1,200 full-colour specimens, from sapphires and rubies to silver and pearl, revealing the unique qualities of each material and how it is used in industry, architecture, art and science. Including precious metals, rare fossils, tiny gemstones and giant shells, the Rock and Gem Book gives a complete overview of the Earth's naturally occurring marvels and the beautiful objects created from them.
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All About Politics

All About Politics

Andrew Marr

$19.99

All About Politics with a foreword by Andrew Marr, covers all the big ideas and powerful people in politics, enabling your child to join the debate and get their voice heard. All About Politics is a straight-talking guide to how politics really work. All the political structures and ideas are covered, from ancient Greek philosophy to modern governments. You can find out how different systems and beliefs have developed, the ways in which laws are made, what happens behind the scenes in parliament, and how you can get involved. And, it clearly explains those tricky words and definitions with bright graphics and clever illustrations that kids will love. From famous leaders to great speeches, revolutions to age-old traditions, your child will discover all about the really big political issues in the world today.
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All About Biology

All About Biology

Robert Winston

$19.99

What makes Earth an ideal place for life to survive? Professor Robert Winston will take kids back to Earth's beginnings showing how organisms live and survive in All About Biology. From the very big to the microscopic, meet the animals, plants, fungi and bacteria that play an important role in sustaining life on Earth. Packed with colourful images, facts and stats, All About Biology introduces the features and characteristics of the six main kingdoms of life. Help your child discover how life began and just what it means to be alive today.
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All About Evolution

All About Evolution

Robert Winston

$19.99

Join Professor Robert Winston for an amazing look at the story of evolutionary science and the way Charles Darwin's revolutionary theories changed the world. You can explore lands of fire, meet curious creatures, and peer into the future, as you follow Darwin on his epic voyage in search of the origins of species; discover how previous thinkers believed life began and the dramatic developments since Darwin's era; and find out how theories developed after Darwin, with modern scientists revealing the secrets of genes and DNA and showing what lies in the future. It's the origins of you, your friends, and every living thing on Earth!
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Coding in Scratch for Games Made Easy

Coding in Scratch for Games Made Easy

Dorling Kindersley

$12.99

DK Australia's Coding in Scratch for Games Made Easy is an engaging, fun guide to coding games in Scratch, the easy-to-use (and free to download!) visual code that provides a gateway to more complicated coding languages. It explains the key features of Scratch coding and how to build simple games via easy-to-understand instructions, and also helps develop the problem solving and logical reasoning skills essential to working with code. It's absolutely perfect for beginners who are learning to code for school projects or just for fun.
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Coding with Scratch Made Easy

Coding with Scratch Made Easy

Dorling Kindersley

$12.99

DK Australia's Coding with Scratch Made Easy is a playful, hands-on introduction to working with Scratch, the easy-to-use - and free to download! - visual code that provides a gateway to more complicated coding languages. It contains easy-to-understand instructions that show kids how to create their own projects, controlling movements, costumes, effects and much more on the screen. It's absolutely perfect for beginners who are learning to code for school projects or just for fun, and will be an invaluable resource in assisting to develop the essential skills needed to work with code, the language of the future. Help kids get to know their scripts from their sprites, to get confident, and get coding!
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Maggie and Wendel: Imagine Everything!

Maggie and Wendel: Imagine Everything!

Cori Doerrfeld ,  Cori Doerrfeld

$19.99

In this charming picture book, brother and sister elephants come together for an afternoon of epic adventures as they let their big imaginations take them to the wildest of places! When it comes to playtime, Maggie and Wendel s imaginations are limitless. Whether the elephant siblings are pretending to rescue a pal from a burning building, buying a pet dragon at the pet store, or going on a wild jungle safari, no adventure is too far-fetched. Perfect for young siblings of any age, this beautifully illustrated story with minimal text will enchant young readers and show every brother and sister that, with a little imagination, it is possible to get along.
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Mad Magpie

Mad Magpie

Gregg Dreise

$24.95

Age range 3 to 6 Mad Magpie is the third book in this successful series of morality tales from Gregg Dreise. Inspired by wise sayings and the knowledge of his Elders, Mad Magpie tells the story of Guluu, an angry magpie who is being teased by a gang of butcher birds. The more he is teased, the angrier he becomes. When Guluu seeks advice, his Elders tell him to stay calm like the river, ignore the butcher birds and to be strong on the inside. Guluu tries this, but the cheeky birds just laugh at him. One day, when Guluu is at the river looking for worms, the butcher birds arrive and steal his food. He remembers the words of his Elders and he tries again - and this time Guluu has a different outcome. He stands proudly at the riverbank and remembers how he used to sing when he was having a bad day. Guluu sings so loud he cannot hear the birds laughing at him and they eventually give up and fly away. From that time on, the animals learnt to use music to create a happy mood and they worked together to stop bullying.
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Eve and Elly

Eve and Elly

Mike Dumbleton

$16.99

Elly is Eve's toy elephant, but he's also her best friend. When Elly goes missing, Eve is the one who is lost.

When Eve loses her faithful companion, a stuffed elephant called Elly, she's terribly sad. Eve's father will do anything to cheer his little girl up, so he tells Eve what adventures her toy has been up to. Dad's tall tale turns little Elly into a towering hero. But if Eve has seen through the story, she's not going to let on. She loves her silly dad just as much as she loves Elly.
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Gemma & Gus

Gemma & Gus

Olivier Dunrea

$14.99

Meet Gemma and Gus, a sister and brother team from Olivier Dunrea's world of Gossie & Friends! Gemma is the big sister. Gus is the little brother. Gus is always following Gemma around, but one day Gus sets out on his own. Now just who is following whom? In this sturdy board book, Olivier Dunrea explores a close, patient, sometimes competitive but always relatable sibling relationship, with the perfectly pitched storytelling and endearing illustration style that Gossie & Friends fans have come to cherish.
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If Not for You

If Not for You

Bob Dylan ,  David Walker

$26.99

Iconic singer-songwriter Bob Dylan and illustrator David Walker team up to present this charming, cozy, and touching interpretation of If Not for You. If not for you... I'd be sad and blue. If not for you... I just wouldn't have a clue. If not for you... What would I do? In this inventive interpretation of Bob Dylan's 1970 song If Not for You, illustrator David Walker beautifully imagines Dylan's lyrics as portraying the bottomless love between a parent and a child - and the magical experiences they might share together.
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Rrralph

Rrralph

Lois Ehlert

$12.99

Lois Ehlert's classic story about a very special talking dog named Rrralph is now available as a Classic Board Book! Meet Rrralph, the talking dog! He's the smartest pup around, and he can tell you all about whether the path is rough, rough on his paws, or whether he wants to come inside. (Yep, yep, he does!) Featuring Lois Ehlert's signature bold and playful collage illustrations and funny call-and-response text, RRRalph is sure to get little ones laughing (and talking to their dogs!). This book is now available as a Classic Board Book, perfect for the youngest of readers.
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My Grandpa is a Dinosaur

My Grandpa is a Dinosaur

Richard Fairgray

$16.99

Wanda has noticed some very unusual things about her grandpa...His pants need tail holes. He can eat an entire tree. His footprints attract palaeontologists. GRANDPA IS A DINOSAUR. Wanda knows it, but nobody will believe her! So Wanda decides to ask Grandpa herself. With sly humour lurking in every illustration, MY GRANDPA IS A DINOSAUR is a picture book for all kids who notice things that no one else does.
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Gorillas in Our Midst

Gorillas in Our Midst

Richard Fairgray ,  Richard Fairgray

$24.99

You never know when there might be a gorilla around...Gorillas can be hard to spot, because they are masters of disguise and good at hiding. You will know when there are gorillas living in your midst because the grocery stores will be entirely out of bananas. In fact, you should always carry a banana with you you never know when you might meet a gorilla!
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Clever Babies Love Art: Farm Animals

Clever Babies Love Art: Farm Animals

Lauren Farnsworth

$11.99

These bold and decorative pictures are the perfect introduction to farm animals. This beautifully illustrated series of board books is a wonderful way to stimulate babies and teach toddlers their first words. Featuring bespoke, eye-catching artwork, these hi-contrast black and white book are sure to stimulate and inspire newborn babies. Includes decorative pictures with some coloured details to encourage young ones to develop their focusing skills.
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Clever Babies Love Art: Sounds

Clever Babies Love Art: Sounds

Lauren Farnsworth

$11.99

These bold and decorative pictures are the perfect introduction to animal sounds. This beautifully illustrated series of board books is a wonderful way to stimulate babies and teach toddlers their first words. Featuring bespoke, eye-catching artwork, these hi-contrast black and white book are sure to stimulate and inspire newborn babies. Includes decorative pictures with some coloured details to encourage young ones to develop their focusing skills.
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Clever Babies Love Art: Wild Animals

Clever Babies Love Art: Wild Animals

Lauren Farnsworth

$11.99

This beautifully illustrated series of board books is a wonderful way to stimulate babies and teach toddlers their first words. Featuring bespoke, eye-catching artwork, these hi-contrast black and white book are sure to stimulate and inspire newborn babies. Includes decorative pictures with some colored details to encourage young ones to develop their focusing skills.
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The Great American Whatever

The Great American Whatever

Tim Federle

$22.99

From the award-winning and New York Times bestselling author of Five, Six, Seven, Nate! and Better Nate Than Ever comes a laugh-out-loud sad YA debut that's a wry and winning testament to the power of old movies and new memories-one unscripted moment at a time.

Quinn Roberts is a sixteen-year-old smart aleck and Hollywood hopeful whose only worry used to be writing convincing dialogue for the movies he made with his sister Annabeth. Of course, that was all before-before Quinn stopped going to school, before his mom started sleeping on the sofa... and before Annabeth was killed in a car accident.

Enter Geoff, Quinn's best friend who insists it's time that Quinn came out-at least from hibernation. One haircut later, Geoff drags Quinn to his first college party, where instead of nursing his pain, he meets a guy-a hot one-and falls hard. What follows is an upside-down week in which Quinn begins imagining his future as a screenplay that might actually have a happily-ever-after ending-if, that is, he can finally step back into the starring role of his own life story.
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The Things I Didn't Say

The Things I Didn't Say

Kylie Fornasier

$19.99

I hate the label Selective Mutism - as if I choose not to speak, like a kid who refuses to eat broccoli. I've used up every dandelion wish since I was ten wishing for the power to speak whenever I want to. I'm starting to wonder if there are enough dandelions.' After losing her best friend that night, Piper Rhodes changes schools, determined that her final year will be different. She will be different. Then she meets West: school captain, star soccer player, the boy everyone talks about. Despite her fear of losing everything all over again, they fall in love without Piper ever speaking one word to West. But can a love mapped by silence last?
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Beep Beep Beep Time for Sleep!

Beep Beep Beep Time for Sleep!

Claire Freedman ,  Richard Smythe

$14.99

The big machines work to build a road all day, then they go through their night-time ritual and fall asleep. A perfect rhyming bedtime read in the style of Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site.
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The Awesome Body Book

The Awesome Body Book

Adam Frost

$15.99

How long are your intestines? How many mites live in your eyelashes? Do all adults wear clean underwear? And much more! Find out disgusting, hilarious, weird and wacky facts about your body with this awesome book!
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Amazing Applications and Perfect Programs

Amazing Applications and Perfect Programs

Clive Gifford

$18.99

Learn about operating systems, computer programs, sorting and storing files, databases, and the programs that allow users to have fun with words, pictures and sounds. The computers that are used in schools, homes and businesses around the world rely on computer programs. Learn about the amazing variety of these programs today and how they can be used from everything from the most complicated finances to simple word processing. Exercises teach key skills such as word processing, creating documents and using databases. 'Stretch Yourself' features give practical activities for readers to try. These 'try at home' examples help reinforce learning and are not linked to specific software or operating systems. 'True Story' features give real-world anecdotes from the world of information technology. 'Computer Hero' features look at the forerunners of digital technology that have paved the way for scientists today. This title explores the world of information technology from the inside out, breaks down this new curriculum subject computing into four titles covering key topics: computer science, algorithms & coding, applications & programs, and computer networks.
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Awesome Algorithms and Creative Coding

Awesome Algorithms and Creative Coding

Clive Gifford

$18.99

Discover how computers work and learn how to think in a logical way. The bright and engaging design guides readers through clear explanations of binary code, simple algorithms and computer language. With real-life examples readers learn about the development of coding using simple decision making processes. Looks at programming languages that readers can use themselves, including Scratch and LOGO. 'Stretch Yourself' features give practical activities to help readers explore and test key principles. These 'try at home' examples help reinforce learning and are not linked to specific software or operating systems. 'True Story' features give real-world anecdotes from the world of information technology. 'Computer Hero' features look at the forerunners of digital technology that have paved the way for scientists today. A practical and much-needed resource for the KS1-2 computing curriculum exploring all aspects of computational thinking. The series breaks down this new curriculum subject into four titles covering key topics: computer science, algorithms & coding, applications & programs, and computer networks.
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Computer Networks

Computer Networks

Clive Gifford

$18.99

Computer Networks looks at how computer technology has changed the way we work, communicate, learn and have fun. Find out all about the World Wide Web, search engines, email, social media - all of which have become part of our everyday lives. The bright and engaging design guides readers with clear explanations of websites and webpages, search engines and email systems. Online security is key in digital learning and advice is included on staying safe online. Practical activities give readers activities to try at home to help reinforce learning and are not linked to specific software or operating systems. Features give real-world anecdotes from the world of information technology. Computer Hero features look at the forerunners of digital technology that have paved the way for scientists today.
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The Science of Computers

The Science of Computers

Clive Gifford

$18.99

This title takes an overall look at information technology; exploring how computers operate and the amazing devices that are used in homes, schools and businesses today. Find out how information technology and digital devices have developed from early machines the size of basketball courts, to the tiny silicon chips being produced today. This practical learning guide lays the groundwork for further exploration of computational thinking. 'Stretch Yourself' features give practical activities to help readers explore and test key principles. These 'try at home' examples help reinforce learning and are not linked to specific software or operating systems. 'True Story' features give real-world anecdotes from the world of information technology. 'Computer Hero' features look at the forerunners of digital technology that have paved the way for scientists today. A practical and much-needed resource for the KS1-2 computing curriculum exploring all aspects of computational thinking. The series breaks down this new curriculum subject into four titles covering key topics: computer science, algorithms & coding, applications & programs, and computer networks.
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Life Hacks: All of the Answers, None of the Awks

Life Hacks: All of the Answers, None of the Awks

Girlfriend Magazine

$19.99

Get all the answers with none of the awks in this essential guide to surviving and thriving as a teen girl, from Australia's number one teen mag.

Girlfriend Life Hacks is here to answer every question that you are too embarrassed to ask. Created with Girlfriend, Australia's number one magazine for teen girls, this is the essential guide to life, covering everything from your body, mental health, friends and bullying to sexuality - all written in the smart, cheeky style that makes Girlfriend mag so popular.

Girlfriend Life Hacks can be trusted to deliver all the information teens want and need without talking down to them, all in a gorgeously colourful package.
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Today We Have No Plans

Today We Have No Plans

Jane Godwin ,  Anna Walker

$14.99

A busy week, a slower day Brings time to dream and time to play.' From the creators of the much-loved All Through the Year comes a journey through a week in the life of an Australian family, celebrating those precious days that have no plans. This edition features audio of award-winning author Jane Godwin reading the picture book aloud and highlighting of the picture book text so children can follow along.
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Mel Foster and the Demon Butler

Mel Foster and the Demon Butler

Julia Golding

$16.99

Venture into the monstrous world of Mel Foster in this exciting adventure from award-winning author Julia Golding. When Mel Foster accidentally revives a giantess from inside a block of ice, he thinks his goose is cooked. But Eve is no Monster. She doesn't want to eat Mel - she wants to protect him. And he's going to need all the help he can get. Queen Victoria's butler is hatching a plan that could Destroy the British Empire... and only Mel has the power to stop him! Mel's monstrously big adventure stars a whole host of loveable misfits with very famous family members: get ready to meet the sister of notorious vampire Dracula, the daughter of Frankenstein's monster and the twin sons of Dr Jekyll (or should that be Hyde?). This warm and witty gothic tale from the author of the Costa award-winning Cat Royal series will be perfect for 9+ fans of Chris Riddell's Goth Girl and lovers of historical adventure.
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Mel Foster and the Time Machine

Mel Foster and the Time Machine

Julia Golding

$16.99

How do you catch an international treasure thief who can TRAVEL IN TIME? That's the fiendish challenge that faces Mel Foster, Eve Frankenstein and their friends when priceless items begin vanishing all over the world. The Mona Lisa... Queen Victoria's Crown Jewels... nothing is safe!

But the next item on the thief's list is no diamond. It's Mel himself. Before Mel knows it he's been kidnapped and stranded in the past. He's back in time, and back in trouble! On Mel's second monstrously big adventure he encounters famous and unusual heroes, and more than a couple of villains: Quasimodo the Younger, Mowgli and his wolf pack, and a cheery young pickpocket by the name of the Artful Dodger.

The time-twisting follow up to Mel Foster and the Demon Butler, winner of a Primary Teacher Bronze Award 2015. This warm and witty gothic tale from the author of the Costa award-winning Cat Royal series will be perfect for 9+ fans of Chris Riddell's Goth Girl and Terry Pratchett's Dodger, and lovers of historical adventure.
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Space Dog

Space Dog

Mini Grey

$19.99

Spacedog's lonely mission is nearly over, and it's nearly time for him to go home. But one perilous rescue attempt later, and he finds himself with an Astrocat aboard his ship. But everyone knows Spacedogs and Astrocats are sworn enemies...aren't they? And then they encounter a Moustronaut in peril, in this intergalactic romp by awardwinner Mini Grey.
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The Square Root of Summer

The Square Root of Summer

Harriet Reuter Hapgood

$16.99

My heart is a kaleidoscope, and when we kiss it makes my world unravel ...Last summer, Gottie's life fell apart. Her beloved grandfather Grey died and Jason, the boy to whom she lost her heart wouldn't even hold her hand at the funeral. This summer, still reeling from twin heartbreaks, Gottie is lost and alone and burying herself in equations. Until, after five years absence, Thomas comes home: former boy next door. Former best friend. Former everything. And as life turns upside down again she starts to experience strange blips in time - back to last summer, back to what she should have seen then ...During one long, hazy summer, Gottie navigates grief, world-stopping kisses and rips in the space-time continuum, as she tries to reconcile her first heartbreak with her last. The Square Root of Summer is an astounding and moving debut from Harriet Reuter Hapgood.
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Gladys Goes to War

Gladys Goes to War

Glyn Harper

$17.99

Gladys loves nothing better than tinkering with car engines and driving at top speed. She also dreams of learning to fly a plane. But it's 1914 and people, especially her mother, keep reminding her that women are not supposed to be adventurous. When war comes, Gladys offers her services at the front as an ambulance driver. She receives an infuriating response from the War Office:

'This will be a short war and women will not be needed. If you want to help the war effort you should stay at home and knit socks and balaclavas.'

But Gladys is not the kind of person who stays home and knits. She is determined to go to war.

There are many stories about men who enlisted and courageously fought for their ideals. In Gladys Goes to War, the award-winning team of Glyn Harper and Jenny Cooper brings us the amazing true story of Gladys Sandford, ambulance driver, adventurer and trailblazer. Amongst her lifetime of heroic achievements, she actively served in the First World War and was the first female to gain a pilot's licence in New Zealand.

Glyn Harper discovered and researched Gladys's story and his account of her exciting life will captivate children of all ages. Brought to life with Jenny Cooper's exuberant illustrations, Glady Goes to War will cause readers to wonder why they haven't heard of Gladys before now.
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Incredibilia

Incredibilia

Libby Hathorn ,  Gaye Chapman

$24.99

Little Georgie is the youngest and she’s frequently forgotten by the other children Max and Harriet who are otherwise occupied with their own play. Little Georgie is not deterred though, and she continues to invite the other two children to join her imaginative games. When Little Georgie decides to play...
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George and the Blue Moon

George and the Blue Moon

Lucy Hawking ,  Stephen Hawking

$17.99

George and his best friend, Annie have been selected as junior astronauts - part of a programme that trains up young people for a trip to Mars in the future. This is everything they've ever wanted - they get to be a part of up-to-the minute space discoveries and meet a bunch of new friends who are as fascinated by the universe as they are. But when they arrive at space camp, George and Annie quickly learn that strange things are happening - on Earth as well as up in our skies. Mysterious space missions are happening in secret, and the astronaut training they're undertaking gets scarier and scarier...The fifth adventure in this series by Lucy and Stephen Hawking - also containing up-to-the-minute scientific facts and information by the world's leading scientists.
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Shockwave: Countdown to Danger #2

Shockwave: Countdown to Danger #2

Jack Heath

$12.99

Will you survive or will you die? You are swimming through the ocean, trying to escape dangerous mercenaries who have planted a bomb on the mainland. Behind you, getting closer, is the largest shark you've ever seen. An explosion rips out from the shoreline and a massive wave flings you closer to the stunned shark's open mouth. You don't have much time, and you need to get to land. Do you keep swimming or do you climb onto the shark's back to ride to shore? Thirty minutes. Thirty paths. Can you choose the path to survive?
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When Spring Comes

When Spring Comes

Kevin Henkes ,  Laura Dronzek

$29.99

The award-winning, bestselling husband-and-wife team of Kevin Henkes and Laura Dronzek collaborate for the first time since their acclaimed picture book Birds. Before spring comes, the trees are dark sticks, the grass is brown, and the ground is covered in snow. But if you wait, leaves unfurl and flowers blossom, the grass turns green, and the mounds of snow shrink and shrink. Spring brings baby birds, sprouting seeds, rain and mud, and puddles. You can feel it and smell it and hear it-and you can read it! Kevin Henkes uses striking imagery, repetition, and alliteration to introduce basic concepts of language and the changing of the seasons. And Laura Dronzek's gorgeous, lush paintings show the transformation from quiet, cold winter to the joyful newborn spring. Watch the world transform when spring comes!
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Are You Sitting Comfortably?

Are You Sitting Comfortably?

Leigh Hodgkinson

$25.99

Hello there! Are you sitting comfortably? Are you sure? Have you found the perfect snuggle-up-and-lose-yourself-in-a-book place? Somewhere comfy, NOT itchy-fuzzy? Somewhere quiet, NOT buzz-buzzy? You have? Great! Unfortunately the little chap in this book isn't having quite as much luck as you are... Join one small book lover's search for the perfect place to sit (just for a bit!) in this beautifully illustrated and designed picture book by the talented Leigh Hodgkinson.
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The Weird and Wonderful World of Words

The Weird and Wonderful World of Words

Charles Hope

$27.95

Words are wonderful. They can play tricks on the brain and trip up the tongue. They can be easy to spill yet difficult to spit out. They can cause magic and mayhem, pleasure and pain, and fun and frustration. Welcome to the weird and wonderful world of words.
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Frogs Closeup

Frogs Closeup

Charles Hope

$14.95

Take a closer look at these amazing amphibians. Frogs go through an amazing transformation during their life cycle, and are well adapted to living on land and in water.
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Warning Cry: Guardians of the Wild #2

Warning Cry: Guardians of the Wild #2

Kris Humphrey

$12.99

The second book in the exciting new Guardians of the Wild series. When a raven drops a white feather at the doorstep on the day of your birth, it is a symbol of your destiny. You are a Whisperer - a guardian of the wild. The kingdom of Meridina is under threat. When Nara and her leopard companion, Flame, receive the call to attend a Whisperers' council of war, they begin the long journey north. But signs of the shape-shifting Narlaw are everywhere. Can Nara and Flame make it to the palace or will the demons reach them first? The future of the natural world is resting on their shoulders... A dramatic and fast-paced new series, perfect for fans Michelle Paver, Gill Lewis and the Warriors series.
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A Whisper of Wolves: Guardians of the Wild #1

A Whisper of Wolves: Guardians of the Wild #1

Kris Humphrey

$12.99

The first book in the exciting new Guardians of the Wild series. When a raven drops a white feather at the doorstep on the day of your birth, it is a symbol of your destiny. You are a Whisperer - a guardian of the wild. Many years have passed since the people of Meridina last knew war, but a shadow has settled over the kingdom. When Alice and her companion, Storm, sense a demonic presence in the forests, they send for help. But they're running out of time. With the entire balance of the natural world at stake, will Alice and Storm have to face the demons alone? A dramatic and fast-paced new series, perfect for fans Michelle Paver, Gill Lewis and the Warrior series.
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Tales from Ancient Worlds

Tales from Ancient Worlds

Shahrukh Husain ,  Bee Willey

$21.99

This gorgeous collection of traditional tales includes lyrical and accessible retellings of stories from the following six ancient worlds - India, Africa, Greece, Egypt, Rome and The Vikings. Complex stories are brought alive through the spare narrative, evocative pictures and extra information such as character family trees and additional historical background. Illustrated by award-winning artist Bee Willey.
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Bird and Bear and the Special Day

Bird and Bear and the Special Day

Ann James

$19.95

Bird and Bear are the best of friends.

When Bird takes Bear to the park for a very special day, there are so many things to do and see. They discover high and low, short and tall, and even big and small.

But will Bear remember that it is Bird’s birthday?

This early learning picture book looks at opposites, shadow play, and friendship. It is a beautiful follow-up picture book to Bird and Bear by award-winning illustrator Ann James.
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Bird and Bear

Bird and Bear

Ann James

$14.95

Bear and Bird are two friends who love discovering the world around them. In their first adventure together, they discover reflection. Every morning Bear waves to another bear in his bathroom as he brushes his teeth  He's always here every morning, just at the same time as I am,  Bear told Bird.
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A Little Stuck

A Little Stuck

Oliver Jeffers ,  Oliver Jeffers

$14.99

A specially adapted board book edition of Oliver Jeffers' laugh-out-loud classic, Stuck. Floyd gets his kite stuck up a tree. He throws up his shoe to shift it, but that gets stuck too. So he throws up his other shoe and that gets stuck, along with...a ladder, a pot of paint, the kitchen sink, an orang-utan and a whale, amongst other things! Will Floyd ever get his kite back? A hilarious book with a wonderful surprise ending.
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Monster Hunter

Monster Hunter

Curtis Jobling

$14.99

Slaying.... and playing. All part of a day's work for Max Helsing.

Descended from a long line of monster hunters, Max Helsing does a pretty good job of being an eighth grader by day and keeping his town safe from demons, ghouls and the occasional mummy by night. That is, until he turns thriteen and discovers he's been cursed by an ancient vampire who wants him dead - at any cost. To save the world - and his life - Max must rely on his wise-cracking best friend, cantankerous monster, computer genius neighbour, and brand-new puppy. He'll need all their help and more to break the Thirteenth Curse!
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Ollie's Odyssey

Ollie's Odyssey

William Joyce

$27.99

Oswald is a favorite. Of all the toys in Billy's home, the stuffed rabbit takes top rank: everywhere Billy goes, so goes Oz. But being a favorite is more than a privilege - it's also fraught with danger. Because of Zozo. Zozo has  never  been a favorite. An amusement park prize who was never chosen, Zozo has grown so bitter that, when the amusement park closes, he seeks revenge on every toy lucky enough to be a favorite. He wants them all to become The Lost, and even better,  Forgotten.  When Billy accidentally leaves Oz under the table at a wedding, Oz finds himself on an unplanned adventure, kidnapped by the nefarious Zozo and his gang of creeps and faced with the momentous task of saving not only himself, but all the other stuffies who are  lost  as well... With nods to  Toy Story  and  Knuffle Bunny,  but with that insoucient joie de vivre that is all William Joyce's and Moonbot's own, here's a look at what REALLY goes on with your stuffed animals when the lights are out.
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Split Infinity: The Sequel to Lifespan of Starlight

Split Infinity: The Sequel to Lifespan of Starlight

Thalia Kalkipsakis

$19.99

A split-second decision, a single time-skip. The world that you know, gone in a blink. Now a sharp and adept time-skipper, Scout jumps years ahead to find the world transformed. Technology has accelerated and the people she knows have grown up, or disappeared. Most pressing, the government that she was trying to escape has used the time to prepare for the return of the time skippers.

Caught between finding the mother she left behind and time-skipping ahead with Mason, a series of events lead Scout deeper into the tunnel than ever before. The only way out is by the strength of her love and the power of her mind. The illusion of time has one more surprise, one with the power to change everything.
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Who Puts the Animals to Bed?

Who Puts the Animals to Bed?

Mij Kelly ,  Holly Clifton-Brown

$14.99

At the end of the day, At the start of the night, When the earth is half dark, When the sky is half light, Who puts the animals to bed? A strong bedtime theme, a host of adorable animals and a fantastic read-aloud story combine to create the perfect book for snuggling up with.
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Mog and the Baby and Other Stories

Mog and the Baby and Other Stories

Judith Kerr

$19.99

Everyone's favourite forgetful cat is back again in this three book collection of Mog stories. Mog the Forgetful Cat first appeared in 1970, and her adventures and antics have entertained generations of children ever since. The stories included in this collection are: Mog and the Baby Mog on Fox Night Mog's Bad Thing This entertaining book is ideal for reading at bedtime and makes the perfect for gift for fans of Mog both young and old.
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The Man Who Loved Boxes: 21st Anniversary Edition

The Man Who Loved Boxes: 21st Anniversary Edition

Stephen Michael King

$15.99

Once there was a man who loved boxes. He also loved his young son, but because he did not know how to say so, he made things for his son out of boxes. Love is expressed in different waysand a small boy comes to understand his father's special way of showing his love for him.
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Finding Audrey

Finding Audrey

Sophie Kinsella

$22.99

Humour, heart and heartache from the global bestselling author of the Shopaholic series.

From the bestselling author of the Shopaholic series comes a story of humour, heart and heartache. Finding Audrey is Sophie Kinsella's first novel for teens, sure to appeal to her legions of adult and young adult fans all over the world.

Audrey can't leave the house. she can't even take off her dark glasses inside the house.

Then her brother's friend Linus stumbles into her life. With his friendly, orange-slice smile and his funny notes, he starts to entice Audrey out again - well, Starbucks is a start. And with Linus at her side, Audrey feels like she can do the things she'd thought were too scary. Suddenly, finding her way back to the real world seems achievable.

Be prepared to laugh, dream and hope with Audrey as she learns that even when you feel like you have lost yourself, love can still find you...
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Somebody Stop Ivy Pocket

Somebody Stop Ivy Pocket

Caleb Krisp ,  John Kelly

$14.99

Ivy is now the beloved daughter of Ezra and Mother Snagbsy, coffin makers, even if she does have to work rather like a maid. Their trade is roaring, and Ivy is as happy as a pig in clover. Especially when she escapes to the library to talk to the devastatingly sympathetic Miss Carnage. But then Ivy guesses that all is not as it seems with her new parents, and discovers that she can pass into the world of the Clock Diamond. There, she sees her friend Rebecca, horribly sad and desperate. Can Ivy save Rebecca, and what do a missing aristocrat, a forbidden love affair and a bullfrog have to do with her mission? Illustrated in humorous gothic detail by John Kelly, Somebody Stop Ivy Pocket is the second tale in Ivy's deadly comic journey to discover who she really is ...Perfect for fans of Lemony Snicket
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Moon Princess

Moon Princess

Barbara Laban

$16.99

Sienna is unhappy. Her mum has disappeared and Sienna feels alone in Shanghai. Rufus - an invisible dog - is her only friend. When their mean housekeeper starts acting suspiciously, she decides to investigate. She follows a trail of clues that leads her to a mysterious moon-lit temple. Is her mother's disappearance linked to a priceless statue of the moon princess? And can Sienna discover the dangerous truth?
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When I Grow Up: Builder

When I Grow Up: Builder

Clare Hibbert

$14.99

Ladybird's When I Grow Up is an illustrated non-fiction series for children thinking about what they want to be when they grow up. When I Grow Up: Builder gives all the essential facts about being a builder. Learn about all the different types of jobs that builders do and see what's inside a builder's tool box! Find the answers to questions such as 'How do you build a house?' and 'What different machines are found on a building site?' Everything you need to know to be a builder is right here. This beautifully illustrated book brings the builder's everyday job to life with fun realism.
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Rebel, Bully, Geek, Pariah

Rebel, Bully, Geek, Pariah

Erin Jade Lange

$16.99

The truth is that jail is a place where you can still hold on to hope - hope you'll be bailed out, hope you'll be found innocent, hope you'll get a second chance. Four teenagers, never destined to be friends - one rebel, one bully, one geek and one pariah, find themselves on the run from corrupt police officers in a stolen police car. How can you prove your innocence when the people who are supposed to protect you are the ones out to get you? A beautiful, thrilling story of rebellion, and of friendship triumphing against all odds.
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The Tree

The Tree

Neal Layton ,  Neal Layton

$24.99

The tree. Home to a family of birds in their nest, squirrels in their drey and rabbits in their burrow. But what happens to the animals when a man and woman decide to cut it down and use it for their dream house? Can the tree be home to both the animals and the humans? A simple yet fun and distinctive picture book, with a strong environmental message about the importance of respecting animal habitats, by the award-winning Neal Layton.
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The Boy with the Big Hair

The Boy with the Big Hair

Khoa Le ,  Khoa Le

$18.99

Harry hates brushing his hair, but when two doves decide to build a nest in his tangled mop, he has bigger problems than just avoiding an annoying comb. As Harry s hair continues to grow more and more tangled, a tree begins to grow right out of his head! The tree attracts more birds before their singing starts to drive Harry crazy. Thankfully, his mom comes to the rescue with a solution, but not before Harry learns a big lesson about the importance of keeping himself and his hair neat and tidy.
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The Cloud Princess

The Cloud Princess

Khoa Le

$18.99

Cloud Princess lives high in the sky, together with Miss Sun and Miss Moon, but she wants to discover what life on Earth is like. So one day she drifts down to Earth and sees the cars and the flowers and the people that live there. Unfortunately, sinking down to Earth sparks a curious change in hershe begins to turn into water! She dashes back to her home in the sky, but loved Earth so much that she visits every Springand brings the rain along with her.
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The Secrets We Keep

The Secrets We Keep

Trisha Leaver

$16.99

Ella and Maddy Lawton are identical twins. Ella has spent her high school years living in popular Maddy's shadow, but she has never been envious of Maddy. In fact, she's chosen the quiet, safe confines of her sketchbook over the constant battle for attention that has defined Maddy's world. When - after a heated argument - Maddy and Ella get into a tragic accident that leaves her sister dead, Ella wakes up in the hospital surrounded by loved ones who believe she is Maddy. Feeling responsible for Maddy's death and everyone's grief, Ella makes a split - second decision to pretend to be Maddy. Soon, Ella realizes that Maddy's life was full of secrets. Caught in a web of lies, Ella is faced with two options - confess her deception or live her sister's life.
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The Grave of Gasper Weavell & the Haunted Hoarder: Ghostworks #1

The Grave of Gasper Weavell & the Haunted Hoarder: Ghostworks #1

James Lee

$9.99

A spine-tingling new series for children aged 8 to 12!

From the phenomenally successful author of the ‘Mr Midnight’ and ‘Mr Mystery’ books, which have sold over 3 million copies around the world, comes a fantastically creepy and thoroughly absorbing new series of middle-fiction novels. Each book contains two chilling tales which will entrance young readers.

Book 1 features: Story 1: THE GRAVE OF GASPER WEAVELL How come one man has two graves in the same cemetery? When Noah and his friends try to find out, they unleash the forgotten dead!

Story 2: THE HAUNTED HOARDER Aunt Rosie’s house is full of junk. But amongst all the rubbish is a deadly secret ghosts would kill for!
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Vampires at School & My Ghost Positioning System: Ghostworks #2

Vampires at School & My Ghost Positioning System: Ghostworks #2

James Lee

$9.99

The second book in a spine-tingling new series for children aged 8 to 12!

From the phenomenally successful author of the ‘Mr Midnight’ and ‘Mr Mystery’ books, which have sold over 3 million copies around the world, comes a fantastically creepy and thoroughly absorbing new series of middle-fiction novels. Each Ghostworks book contains two chilling tales which will entrance young readers. Book 2 features:

Story 1: VAMPIRES AT SCHOOL

Holly and her friends are convinced something’s wrong with their school gardener. Could he be... a vampire?

Story 2: MY GHOST POSITIONING SYSTEM

Oscar gets more than he bargained for when his GPS disturbs a gang of ghostly crooks!
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Sam and the Scottish Cannibals & Them!: Ghostworks# 3

Sam and the Scottish Cannibals & Them!: Ghostworks# 3

James Lee

$9.99

The third book in a spine-tingling new series for children aged 8 to 12!

From the phenomenally successful author of the ‘Mr Midnight’ and ‘Mr Mystery’ books, which have sold over 3 million copies around the world, comes a fantastically creepy and thoroughly absorbing new series of middle-fiction novels. Each Ghostworks book contains two chilling tales which will entrance young readers.

Book 3 features: Story 1: SAM AND THE SCOTTISH CANNIBALS

A boring school trip to Scotland turns deadly when Sam and her friends unleash a ghostly family of flesh-eating monsters!

Story 2: THEM!

Dylan hunts ghosts for fun, but he doesn’t bank on meeting Slime Man, the Soho Strangler or Fire Face!
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The Stairs of Doom & The Lost Ghost of Rome: Ghostworks #4

The Stairs of Doom & The Lost Ghost of Rome: Ghostworks #4

James Lee

$9.99

The fourth book in a spine-tingling new series for children aged 8 to 12!

From the phenomenally successful author of the ‘Mr Midnight’ and ‘Mr Mystery’ books, which have sold over 3 million copies around the world, comes a fantastically creepy and thoroughly absorbing new series of middle-fiction novels. Each Ghostworks book contains two chilling tales which will entrance young readers. Book 4 features:

Story 1: THE STAIRS OF DOOM

George has a weird dream. Then he begins finding mysterious messages. But before he can save himself and his friends, he must deal with Luther of the Otherworld!

Story 2: THE LOST GHOST OF ROME

On Casey’s family holiday in Rome, she visits many exciting landmarks. Until she reaches the ancient Coliseum – where a grisly ghostly gladiator is waiting!
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The Bear and the Piano

The Bear and the Piano

David Litchfield

$16.99

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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Little Butterfly

Little Butterfly

Laura Logan ,  Laura Logan

$24.99

Little Butterfly is a charming and emotional wordless picture book, in the vein of acclaimed books like Suzy Lee's Wave and Barbara Lehman's The Red Book, by debut author-illustrator Laura Logan. This is a story of a young girl, a simple act of kindness, and a magical, once-in-a-lifetime journey. Laura Logan's sweet and surprising illustrations tell an extraordinary tale of compassion rewarded and the wonder of nature. Includes an author's note about the butterfly's metamorphosis and migratory behavior.
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What Noise Comes from a Giraffe?

What Noise Comes from a Giraffe?

Craig MacLean

$19.99

In the bestselling vein of WHERE IS THE GREEN SHEEP? comes a funny and fresh take on a classic animal concept that is sure to delight pre-schoolers. Ages 2-6 'We all know it's true, that a cow says, 'Moo!' But what noise comes from a giraffe?' From talented debut author-illustrator Craig MacLean comes a fresh and funny picture book that is sure to delight young children as they discover just what noise a giraffe makes ...
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Three Magic Balloons

Three Magic Balloons

Julianna Margulies ,  Paul Margulies ,  Grant Shaffer

$19.99

Saturdays at the Children's Zoo with their father always end the same way for Ariel, Miranda, and Jane: he offers them money for a treat, but they choose instead to buy food for the animals. One Saturday, a mysterious balloon man gives them a small reward for their kindness - a blue balloon for Ariel, a red one for Miranda, and a yellow one for Jane. Soon they find that their generosity and the balloon man's simple gift have brought them more magic than they could ever have imagined ...Julianna Margulies's father told this story to her and her sisters when they were young. She presents it now in his loving memory.
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Smile/Cry: Happy or Sad, Wailing or Glad - How Do You Feel Today?

Smile/Cry: Happy or Sad, Wailing or Glad - How Do You Feel Today?

Tania McCartney ,  Jess Racklyeft

$19.99

An innovative flip-over picture book for young kids, showcasing the full emotional range of their formative years. A fun, flip-over picture book for children that reads from both front and back. Smile/Cry is an innovative picture book for young kids, showcasing the full emotional range of their formative years. Readers' follow three adorable characters - piglet, bunny and cat - as they react emotionally to a variety of events and circumstances from everyday life. From an 'ate all the pies' smile to an 'ice-cream plopping down cry'; from a 'cosy under blanket smile' to a 'need a band-aid quick cry', children will empathize with the tear-jerking calamity of a popped balloon or lost toy, or feel the smiley warmth of a being tickled. It's the little things that touch the hearts of children the most, and Smile/Cry typifies both the small joys and challenges that are the essence of childhood. Younger kids will respond to the soft whimsical illustrations, while older readers will learn more about the range of their emotions - how it's possible to cry with happiness and also smile with trepidation. The clever 'flip book' format means that the 'Smile' story reads from front to back, while the 'Cry' story reads from back to front, with both delicious narratives meeting in the middle. A heartfelt picture book that will be treasured for years, Smile/Cry is perfect for ages 3 and upwards.
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The Outliers

The Outliers

Kimberly McCreight

$19.99

From New York Times bestselling author Kimberley McCreight comes the first book in a breathtakingly brilliant new trilogy, packed with tension, romance and thrilling twists and turns. They'll get inside your head...Imagine if you could see inside the minds of everyone around you - your best friend, your boyfriend, your enemies...? Imagine how valuable you'd be...Imagine how much danger you'd be in...Imagine being an Outlier. It all starts with a text: Please Wylie, I need your help. Wylie hasn't heard from her one time best friend, Cassie, in over a week. Not since their last fight. But that doesn't matter. Cassie's in trouble, and it's up to Wylie to do what she does best, save her best friend from herself. This time it's different though - Cassie's texts are increasingly cryptic and scary. And instead of having Wylie come by herself, Jasper shows up saying Cassie asked him to help. Trusting the super-hot boy who sent Cassie off the rails doesn't feel right, but Wylie has no choice. But as Wylie and Jasper follow Cassie's bizarre trail, Wylie has a growing sense that something is REALLY wrong. What isn't Cassie telling them? Who is she with and what do they want from her? And could finding her be just the beginning...?
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Elmer and the Flood

Elmer and the Flood

David McKee

$19.99

Rain or no rain, Elmer is going for a walk. After being cooped up in a cave with his herd, he longs for a bit of fresh air and some peace and quiet. But peace and quiet is going to have to wait - when Elmer goes outside, he discovers the rain has caused a flood. Can brave Elmer work out a way to save a stranded young elephant?
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This Hungry Dragon

This Hungry Dragon

Heath McKenzie

$16.99

Dragon is very hungry and he's ready for a yummy meal! He eats and eats and eatsand eats! Soon, he's as big as a house! Can anything fill this greedy gobbler's guts?
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The Star-faced Crocodile: A Dazzling Book About Being Yourself

The Star-faced Crocodile: A Dazzling Book About Being Yourself

David Melling

$14.99

Starring two fabulously fun characters - a bear with a banjo and a star-faced crocodile - this is a tale of friendship and music. Told with warmth and wit and accompanied by vibrant watercolour artwork, it teaches us how to respect the world we live in and the delicate balance of nature.
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Gordon and Tapir

Gordon and Tapir

Sebastian Meschenmoser

$26.99

Gordon and Tapir by Sebastian Meschenmoser, tells the comical story of odd-couple housemates (a particular penguin and an untidy tapir) and has been short-listed for the German Children's Book of the Year Award.
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Joust! Dragon Knight #5

Joust! Dragon Knight #5

Kyle Mewburn ,  Donovan Bixley

$9.99

Sometimes being half boy, half dragon gets really messy! Jousters... CHARGE! Whack! Crack! Clang! Anything can happen in jousting class, but when Brin and Percy go head to head, can Merek save the day?
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Peep Inside Space

Peep Inside Space

Anna Milbourne ,  Simona Dimitri

$14.99

Peep inside this lift-the flap information book and explore the vast and wonderful universe. Drifting through the twinkling stars and visiting the moon, readers will feel like astronauts exploring the galaxy themselves.
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The Dog Emergency

The Dog Emergency

Sally Morgan ,  Craig Smith

$10.99

Dillon and his brother Ryan find a cattle dog in town that has hurt his leg and decide to take him to the nursing station for first aid. They know Mum wont take him in because she is still upset about losing the family dog, Buster. The stray dog needs an operation, and the boys try to earn the money to pay for it. When it looks as if they can claim him for themselves, the owner comes back. But it looks as if this working dog may be ready to retire ...
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Dream Little One, Dream

Dream Little One, Dream

Sally Morgan

$24.99

When Moon shines and earth breathes a breath of deepest night dream, little one, dream into the peace of a wonderful world. From sunrise to night-time, celebrate the wonders of nature with this rhythmic and radiant bedtime story.
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Tickle My Ears

Tickle My Ears

Jorg Muhle ,  Eva Eriksson

$12.99

Tickle My Ears brings a wonderful new bedtime ritual: clap your hands, plump the pillow, give little rabbits ears a tickle, stroke his back, pull up the covers and plant a goodnight kiss. And dont forget to turn out the light: heres the switch!
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Five Minutes' Peace

Five Minutes' Peace

Jill Murphy

$16.99

A stunning 30th anniversary edition of a family picture book favourite, this is the story of Mrs Large the elephant - who just needs five minutes of peace and quiet away from her boisterous children! So, taking refuge in the bathroom, she fills herself a hot, foamy bubble bath and takes in a tray of her favourite breakfast and the morning paper. But there's never a dull moment with the Larges, and it soon becomes clear that mum's quiet time is to be very short-lived! Family life is beautifully observed in this warm and funny modern classic from Jill Murphy, one of Britain's most treasured author-illustrators.
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Olive of Groves and the Great Slurp of Time

Olive of Groves and the Great Slurp of Time

Katrina Nannestad ,  Lucia Masciullo

$19.99

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Olive is gobsmacked. Basil Heffenhuffenheimer has just hiked out of the Black Forest in 1857 and into Mrs Groves' Boarding School for Naughty Boys, Talking Animals and Circus Performers. When he offers to take Olive into the past, she cannot resist a time-travelling adventure. After all, what could possibly go wrong? Plenty, dear reader. Plenty! When Olive and her friends return to the present with a hungry dinosaur, an Elizabethan pirate and a scissor-happy servant boy, strange and disturbing things start to happen at Groves. Furthermore, 'new' student, Pigg McKenzie, is taking an uncomfortable interest in the dangers and disasters of time travel. Can Basil and Olive keep control of their adventures, or will the Time Slurp and a certain villainous pig have their wicked way? Ages 8-12
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There's a Dragon in My Dinner

There's a Dragon in My Dinner

Tom Nicoll ,  Sarah Horne

$12.99

Small dragon ...big trouble! When Eric finds a tiny dragon nestled among the beansprouts in his Friday night takeaway, he thinks it's a free toy. But Pan the Mini-Dragon is very real indeed - and he's about to get Eric into a whole heap of trouble...How is Eric going to explain the trail of devastation caused by one creature not much bigger than a spring roll? A hilarious new series for fans of Jeremy Strong and Compton Valance.
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There's a Dragon in My Backpack!

There's a Dragon in My Backpack!

Tom Nicoll ,  Sarah Horne

$12.99

Book two in a hilarious new series featuring one boy and a little dragon with an oversized appetite for adventure. Eric finally succumbs to Pan's demands and agrees to take the Mini-Dragon to school with him. But Eric gets more trouble than he bargained for when nightmare neighbour Toby switches his backpack with Eric's and dragon-naps Pan! Now Eric must dash across town to Toby's posh school and swap them back before his snappy secret is out! Perfect for fans of Jeremy Strong and Compton Valance.
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Rainforest Lullaby

Rainforest Lullaby

Sally Odgers ,  Lisa Stewart

$15.99

In the drowsing tropic scene Tree frogs clinging green-on-green Snuggled safe till the sun slips down Ringtail Possums sleeping sound. All the animals sleep soundly in the comfort of the rainforest.
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The Fish Detective: Moone Boy #2

The Fish Detective: Moone Boy #2

Chris O'Dowd ,  Nick V. Murphy

$14.99

Successful film and TV star Chris O'Dowd collaborates with friend and fellow screenwriter Nick Vincent Murphy on Moone Boy: The Fish Detective, the second book in this hilarious illustrated series inspired by the Sky TV series they co-wrote.

Martin's parents are strapped for cash: it's going to be a budget Christmas this year. So Martin plans to buy his own presents - and attempts, unsuccessfully, to get a job. Padraic puts in a word for him with his Auntie Bridget, who runs the local butcher's shop. But her shop is struggling as the fish shop across the road undercuts her, and Bridget just can't compete. No one knows how the owner, Francie Feeley, does it - especially since he doesn't seem to employ anyone at his fish factory. No one goes in; no one comes out - it's a mystery.

Intrigued, Martin decides to go undercover and find out the truth, like a fish-mole - or a fish detective. Martin infiltrates the factory and discovers that Francie is illegally employing a gang of Brazilian fish-gutters. They're a lot of fun and one of them, Fabio, becomes Martin's good friend. But when Martin is exposed as a spy, he has to choose which side he's on. Will Christmas be ruined for the whole of Boyle?
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Vanishing Girls

Vanishing Girls

Lauren Oliver

$16.99

Dara and Nick used to be inseparable, but that was before the accident that left Dara's beautiful face scarred and the two sisters totally estranged. When Dara vanishes on her birthday, Nick thinks Dara is just playing around. But another girl, nine-year-old Madeline Snow, has vanished, too, and Nick becomes increasingly convinced that the two disappearances are linked. Now Nick has to find her sister, before it's too late. In this edgy and compelling novel, Lauren Oliver creates a world of intrigue, loss, and suspicion as two sisters search to find themselves, and each other.
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C is for Castle: A Medieval Alphabet

C is for Castle: A Medieval Alphabet

Greg Paprocki

$14.99

From the creators of BabyLit(R) C Is for Castle: A Medieval Alphabet is part of a unique new series that opens a window on history while teaching toddlers the ABCs. Different eras of history--including the nineteenth-century American West, medieval Europe, and Victorian England--are brought to life by Greg Paprocki's fun and enticing illustrations in this new series of board books for brilliant babies. Greg Paprocki works full-time as an illustrator and book designer. He's illustrated several Curious George books, as well as The Big Book of Superheroes for Gibbs Smith. He began his career as an advertising art director after studying fine art and graphic design at the University of Nebraska. He currently lives in Lincoln, Nebraska.
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Jacky Ha-Ha

Jacky Ha-Ha

James Patterson

$15.99

With her irresistible urge to tell a joke in every situation - even when she really, really shouldn't - twelve-year-old Jacky Ha-Ha loves to make people laugh. And cracking wise helps distract her from thinking about not-so-funny things in her life, like her mom serving in a dangerous, faraway war, and a dad who's hardly ever home. But no matter how much fun Jacky has, she can't seem to escape her worries. So one starlit night, she makes a promise to keep her family together...even if she has to give up the one thing that makes her happy. But can she stop being Jacky Ha-Ha, if that's who she really is?
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Somewhere in Australia

Somewhere in Australia

Marcello Pennachio ,  Danny Snell

$15.99

Somewhere in Australia, in a land of scorching sun, lived a mother kangaroo and her little joey one. "Hop" said the mother. "I hop" said the one, as they hopped over land scorched by the hot sun. Join the little joey and many more familiar animals in this glorious Australian counting book.
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Animals are Delicious

Animals are Delicious

Sarah Hutt ,  Meagan Bennett

$24.95

Animals eat animals in this informative expose of three animal food chains Three of the longest food chains of the animal kingdom are depicted in three accordion-foldout volumes, complete with stunning dimensional art and sparse read-aloud text. Young children will experience the factual, specific, and possibly surprising information via bright visuals, pleasingly repetitive text, and a physical folding-out of the chain itself. The food chains are themed as terrestrial, avian, and aquatic, respectively, fully researched and vetted by a professional. The information effectively expands upon the familiar experience of eating by portraying the parallel experience within the animal kingdom; it also creates a basis upon which to discuss the carnivorous tendencies of humans! Created for ages 2-4 years
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Peter Rabbit Cloth Book

Peter Rabbit Cloth Book

Beatrix Potter

$24.99

A luxury cloth book made from beautiful soft, fleece, featuring a day in the life of everyone's favourite cuddly bunny, Peter Rabbit. Perfect gift for any newborn babies.
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The Greatest Inventions of All Time

The Greatest Inventions of All Time

Jillian Powell

$18.99

What would we do without the inventions that we use every day? When did they come into being? Who first conceived of them, and how did they become a reality? The Greatest Inventions of All Time uses original and contemporaneous material from The National Archives to look at some of the most important inventions of all time, and how they came into being. The book delves into the original sources that tell us about inspirational inventors and their inventions. Revealing the mind-boggling capacity for human resourcefulness, it uses documents such as inventors' correspondence, patents, sketches and photographs to tell the stories behind some of the objects we use on a daily basis.
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Chicken Nugget

Chicken Nugget

Michelle Robinson ,  Tom McLaughlin

$17.99

Chicken Nugget is a hilarious new picture book by Michelle Robinson and Tom McLaughlin. My name is Nugget. Chicken Nugget. This is my family. I'm the smallest. And when you're the smallest, nobody ever listens. When Nugget's long-lost-cousin Franz turns up, all isn't quite as it seems. There's definitely something fishy - or foxy - about this chicken. This is Nugget's chance to save the day, because sometimes the bravest hero of all is just a little chicken.
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The Lion First Holy Communion Bible: A Special Gift

The Lion First Holy Communion Bible: A Special Gift

Lois Rock ,  Sophy Williams

$19.99

Serene, classic illustrations throughout make this gift Bible for a First Holy Communion extra special. Written to be accessible to newly confident readers, and to hold the interest of younger children who are being read to, this makes a fantastic introduction to reading the Bible.
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Alice Jones: The Impossible Clue

Alice Jones: The Impossible Clue

Sarah Rubin

$16.99

Maths-whizz Alice has already solved a mystery or two. Persuaded by wannabe sidekick Sammy to investigate a scientist's disappearance, she's soon entangled in her trickiest case yet. Dr Learner is reputed to have invented an invisibility suit, but is whacky science really to blame for his vanishing? With the unlikely help of erstwhile nemesis Kevin, Alice solves the puzzle - only to face another. Should she reveal the truth, or protect her most devoted friend?
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Bone Gap

Bone Gap

Laura Ruby

$18.95

National Book Award Finalist Ruby s novel deserves to be read and reread. It is powerful, beautiful, extraordinary. School Library JournalEveryone knows Bone Gap is full of gaps.So when young, beautiful Roza went missing, the people of Bone Gap weren t surprised. But Finn knows what really happened to Roza. He knows she was kidnapped by a dangerous man whose face he cannot remember.As we follow the stories of Finn, Roza, and the people of Bone Gap, acclaimed author Laura Ruby weaves a tale of the ways in which the face the world sees is never the sum of who we are.
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Pip and Posy: The New Friend

Pip and Posy: The New Friend

Axel Scheffler

$19.99

Pip and Posy are having a lovely day at the seaside, collecting shells and digging in the sand. But when Posy has a nap, Pip makes friends with a boy called Zac. Zac is very cool: he has lots of fun toys and beach gear, AND he's really good at handstands. So, to her dismay, when Posy wakes up, she finds that Pip is more interested in playing with Zac than her. A funny and dramatic story about working out that two's company and three's a...PARTY!
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Favourite Poems: 101 Children's Classics

Favourite Poems: 101 Children's Classics

$19.99

Silly, fantastical, romantic, thought-provoking...This new collection includes 101 classic poems that every child should read! Find Tennyson, Keats, Shelley, Wordsworth, Edward Lear, Emily Dickinson, Shakespeare and many more. The poems are organized by theme, and lively introductions provide information on the poets and their craft. Includes an index and glossary of poetic form.
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Oh, the Places You'll Go!

Oh, the Places You'll Go!

Dr. Seuss

$29.99

The classic Dr. Seuss tale about the journey ahead of all of us as we grow up, now in a beautiful slipcased, hardback gift edition. From fun times and triumphs to lurches and slumps, Dr Seuss takes an entertaining look at the adventures that life may have in store for us. This special edition hardback with beautiful matching slipcase is perfect for those important life events such as graduations, weddings, christenings, or changing school, as well as every day reading for all ages.
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Vikings in the Supermarket

Vikings in the Supermarket

Nick Sharratt

$16.99

Six Vikings on a shopping trip, one tartan-patterned cat, a clever little mermaid, a naughty vampire bat, the queen who's really fond of green, the pirate Tidy Clyde, open up this jolly book and meet them all inside!
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The Race to the Beach!

The Race to the Beach!

Anna Shuttlewood

$14.95

The zoo animals are off to the beach! And what a brilliant time they have there – until Seal becomes bored and suggests a race. Everyone is excited, except for Giraffe, because everyone knows that giraffes can’t swim – or can they?

A sweet and perennial story about the underdog proving he is more than meets the eye!

Beautifully illustrated in stunning, detailed watercolour – young readers will love returning to the story again and again.
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Black & White: Cars and Trucks

Black & White: Cars and Trucks

David Stewart ,  David Stewart

$15.95

Let the cars drive in! The fun designs in these high-contrast pictures - especially designed to hold the attention of infants from birth to one year - range from a single big automobile to dozens of cars, trucks and motorcycles on a page in fascinating patterns. And the special fabulous die-cut sparkly shape on the last page will delight baby!
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The Genius Factor: How to Capture an Invisible Cat

The Genius Factor: How to Capture an Invisible Cat

Paul Tobin ,  Thierry Lafontaine

$12.99

Every Friday the 13th, 6th-grade genius Nate Bannister does three not-so-smart things to keep life interesting. This time, he taught a caterpillar to read, mailed a love letter, and super-sized his cat Proton before turning him invisible. Now Proton is on the loose, and Nate and his new friend Delphine must reverse the experiment before the cat crushes everything and everybody in town. As if that's not enough, the Red Death Tea Society, known for its criminal activity, killer tactics, and tea-brewing skills, is plotting against Nate and Delphine. The dynamic duo must use their creativity, courage and friendship to save the day. Paul Tobin blends wacky humour and chaotic high jinks in this rip-roaring, action-packed middle-grade debut;perfect for fans of David Walliams and Tom Gates.
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The Secret Life of Daisy Fitzjohn

The Secret Life of Daisy Fitzjohn

Tania Unsworth

$15.99

11 year old Daisy has never seen the outside world. She has lived with her mother in their family home, the splendid but crumbling Brightwood Hall. But when one day her mother doesn't come home and a strange man arrives at the house, Daisy must use her wits to survive. This enthralling story of a young girl's physical and mental journey is beautifully imagined by Tania Unsworth, and readers will be completely transported by the unique magic of Daisy's world.
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Stuff Happens: Luke

Stuff Happens: Luke

James Valentine

$9.99

Stuff Happens is an important series for boys about everyday challenges. Created by Susannah McFarlane, the series editor, the series includes stories by authors Tony Wilson, Andrew Daddo, Philip Gwynne, Will Kostakis, Oliver Phommavanh, Scot Gardner, Pat Flynn, Alex McDiarmid, Justin D'Ath, Adrian Beck, James Valentine and James Roy. Each book features a different character and follows them as they overcome a particular everyday challenge. Aimed at boys aged between 7 and 11, the Stuff Happens series explores those everyday struggles in life that boys can sometimes be reluctant to express: quarrels with mates, a bad day at school, fear of disappointing mum and dad, rejection and not fitting in. Stuff happens sometimes. Everyday stuff. At school, at home, with sport, with mates. For Luke it happened on public speaking day. Stuff Happens. Real-life stories for boys. Suitable for beginner and newly confident readers.
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Harold's Hungry Eyes

Harold's Hungry Eyes

Kevin Waldron ,  Meagan Bennett

$22.95

A stylish depiction of the life of a food-obsessed urban dog, with hints of edible humour

Like most dogs, Harold is food-obsessed; unlike most dogs, he imagines food in the most unlikely places - on buildings, cars, mailboxes, even fire hydrants! When Harold gets lost in the big city, he is overtaken by hunger and begins to see things: hot dogs on an antenna, a turkey roast in the mailbox, and toast popping out the top of a building! Thankfully, Harold's Hungry Eyes lead him to familiar landmarks and he finds his way home... to breakfast!
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The Glass Mountain: Tales from Poland

The Glass Mountain: Tales from Poland

David Walser ,  Jan Pienkowski

$17.99

From Jan Pienkowski, much-loved illustrator of the Meg and Mog series, comes this beautiful collection of Polish folk tales, with vibrant and witty colour illustrations throughout. Using the traditional cut-paper technique he learned as a child, Jan brings eight of his favourite Polish stories to life - featuring classic stories such as "Pan Twardowski", "The Glass Mountain", "The Wawel Dragon" and "The Fern Flower". A brand new title from one of the giants of children's literature, this magical collection is the perfect way to introduce children to Polish folk tales.
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The Bedtime Bear

The Bedtime Bear

Ian Whybrow ,  Axel Scheffler

$14.99

Bedtime isn't bedtime without your favourite bear - and Tom's bear is on his way! Follow Bear on his adventures as he finds his way back to Tom, from cycling through the jungle with a tiger to hitching a lift with a sheep on a jeep. This fun board book features a laugh-out-loud text full of witty rhymes and silly scenarios from Ian Whybrow, and illustrations by Axel Scheffler, illustrator of The Gruffalo, that are bursting with funny details, The Bedtime Bear is a bedtime book with a difference - and there's a flap to lift on every page, so children can join in the fun! Also from Axel Scheffler and Ian Whybrow: The Tickle Book and The Christmas Bear.
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Penelope the Mountain Pygmy Possum

Penelope the Mountain Pygmy Possum

Gordon Winch ,  Stephen Pym

$24.99

Much of Penelope's story is true. Mountain pygmy possums do hibernate, the male does go down the mountain to warmer regions in the winter, and a 'tunnel of love' has been built to help them return safely to their mates.
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The Dragon and the Nibblesome Knight

The Dragon and the Nibblesome Knight

Elli Woollard ,  Benji Davies

$14.99

When a kind young boy helps a strange-looking bird, a beautiful friendship forms. But what these two friends don't realise is that one is a young knight... and the other a young dragon! What will they do when they discover they are enemies and destined to FIGHT?

The Dragon and the Nibblesome Knight is a bold, funny and heartwarming story from a perfect picture book pairing; the uniquely talented Elli Woollard and award-winning Benji Davies.

Fairy tale fun from the creators of The Giant of Jum.
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Toad and I

Toad and I

Louise Yates

$19.99

Toad lives in a tree in Kitty's garden - a very special tree with limitless rooms and countless adventures to be had. Prepare to enter a zany world full of new experiences, witty characters, and hilarious exploits...
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The Epidemic: Program #3

The Epidemic: Program #3

Suzanne Young

$19.99

In a world before The Program...

Quinlan McKee has spent her life acting as other people. She was a closer - a person hired to play the role of the recently deceased in order to give their families closure. Through this process, Quinn learned to read people and situations, even losing a bit of herself to do so. But she couldn’t have guessed how her last case would bring down her entire world.

The only person Quinn trusts is Deacon, her best friend and the love of her life. Except Deacon’s been keeping secrets of his one, so Quinn must set out alone to find Arthur Pritchard, the doctor who’s been trying to control her life. The journey brings Quinn to Arthur’s daughter, Virginia, who tells Quinn the truth about Pritchard’s motives. The former closer will start to see that she is the first step in fighting an epidemic.

But Quinlan doesn’t want to be a cure. And with all the lies surrounding her, she realizes she has no one left to rely on but herself - even if she doesn’t know who that is anymore.
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The Remedy: Program #4

The Remedy: Program #4

Suzanne Young

$19.99

In a world before The Program...

Quinlan McKee is a closer. Since the age of seven, Quinn has held the responsibility of providing closure to grieving families with a special skill - she can “become” anyone.

Recommended by grief counselors, Quinn is hired by families to take on the short-term role of a deceased loved one between the ages of fifteen and twenty. She’s not an exact copy, of course, but she wears their clothes and changes her hair, studies them through pictures and videos, and soon, Quinn can act like them, smell like them, and be them for all intents and purposes. But to do her job successfully, she can’t get attached.

Now seventeen, Quinn is deft at recreating herself, sometimes confusing her own past with those of the people she’s portrayed. When she’s given her longest assignment, playing the role of Catalina Barnes, Quinn begins to bond with the deceased girl’s boyfriend. But that’s only the beginning of the complications, especially when Quinn finds out the truth about Catalina’s death. And the epidemic it could start.
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