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Abbey's Treasure Trove

Children's & Young Adult Books

Abbey's children's and young adult section contains thousands of books for kids of all ages, from baby to teenager. The collection is lovingly curated by Lindy Jones, Buyer and Senior Bookseller at Abbey's. Lindy is also on the judging panel of the Miles Franklin Literary Award, Australia's premier accolade for fiction writing.

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BOOKS FOR KIDS & TEENS! CATALOGUE IN-STORE & ONLINE NOW

Here is a great selection of books for children and teens. Our 20-page 'EXPLORE MAGICAL WORLDS' catalogue can be picked up in-store at 131 York Street (see street map at the bottom of this page).

If you want us to include a copy with your order, just use the Order Notes to ask for one when you Checkout.

And you can also browse it online and download it if you like - just click the link below.

What happens at midnight...

Much of the impact of visual art rests on the capture of light and Mitchell Toy's illustrations take this to the sublime in this story of nocturnal adventures. The dreamy, fantastical journey that our pyjamaed adventurers embark on after lights out are rendered across densely packed pages in luminous glows and highlights.

And Mitchell also did this beautiful picture for us! Magical!

HIGHLIGHTS

Ellie's Dragon

Bob Graham

Hardback

$27.99  

In Stock

The World's Worst Parents

David Walliams

Paperback

$24.99  

In Stock

Not Cute

Philip Bunting

Paperback

$17.99  

In Stock

The Secret Cave (#3 Wolf Girl)

Lachlan Creagh

Paperback

$15.99  

In Stock

Family

Aunty Fay Muir

Hardback

$24.99  

In Stock

Sneaky Shadows

SC Manchild

Hardback

$24.99  

In Stock

Stars Like Us

Frances Chapman

Paperback

$19.99  

In Stock

Matthew Flinders

Carole Wilkinson

Hardback

$24.99  

In Stock

The Last Paper Crane

Kerry Drewery

Paperback

$16.99  

In Stock

When Rain Turns to Snow

Jane Godwin

Paperback

$16.99  

In Stock

The Secrets of Magnolia Moon

Edwina Wyatt

Paperback

$14.99  

In Stock

Oi Puppies!

Kes Gray

Paperback

$15.99  

To be ordered

Molly and Mae

Freya Blackwood

Paperback

$16.99  

In Stock

The Lost Soul Atlas

Zana Fraillon

Paperback

$19.99  

In Stock

The Water's Daughter

Michelle Lovric

Paperback

$15.99  

In Stock

Dharma the Llama

Matt Cosgrove

Hardback

$17.99  

In Stock

Pink!

Margaret Wild

Paperback

$24.99  

In Stock

The Secret Library of Hummingbird House

Julianne Negri

Paperback

$16.99  

To be ordered

Finding Our Heart: A Story about the Uluru Statement...

Thomas Mayor

Hardback

$24.99  

In Stock

Your Planet Needs You!: An Optimistic Guide to Walloping...

Philip Bunting

Hardback

$24.99  

In Stock

You Can Change the World

Lucy Bell

Paperback

$24.99  

In Stock

Space Atlas: A journey from earth to the stars and beyond...

Tom Jackson

Hardback

$24.99  

In Stock

Talk Nerdy to Me (#3 Bookish Boyfriends)

Tiffany Schmidt

Paperback

$13.99  

In Stock

Mini Rabbit Must Help

John Bond

Paperback

$24.99  

In Stock

POPULAR BOOKS FOR KIDS & TEENS

The World's Worst Parents

David Walliams

Paperback

$24.99  

In Stock

Double Rewards

Midnight Sun (#1.5 Twilight)

Stephenie Meyer

Paperback

$32.99   $26.39

Forthcoming

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (Hunger Games Prequel)...

Suzanne Collins

Paperback

$29.99   $23.99

In Stock

The Dark Tide

Alicia Jasinska

Paperback

$19.99   $15.99

In Stock

The End of the World Is Bigger than Love

Davina Bell

Paperback

$19.99  

In Stock

Respect

Aunty Fay Muir

Hardback

$24.99  

To be ordered

Finding Our Heart: A Story about the Uluru Statement...

Thomas Mayor

Hardback

$24.99  

In Stock

Slime

David Walliams

Paperback

$19.99  

In Stock

The StrangeWorlds Travel Agency (#1 StrangeWorlds Travel...

L D Lapinski

Paperback

$16.99  

In Stock

The Bad Guys Episode 11: Dawn of the Underlord

Aaron Blabey

Paperback

$14.99  

In Stock

Young Dark Emu: A Truer History

Bruce Pascoe

Hardback

$24.99  

In Stock

Fruit Bat: A Glow-in-the-Dark Book (Bluey)

Bluey

Board book

$14.99  

In Stock

PICTURE BOOKS SHOWCASE

LINDY'S PICKS: ELLIE'S DRAGON

BOB GRAHAM fans! If you’re coming by #abbeysbookshop #131york you can see original illustrations from Bob’s latest picture book, Ellie’s Dragon, in our window display.

Seasoned illustrators and budding artists can see firsthand how the raw illustrations look. There’s the little mock-up book where Bob planned out the flow and ideas, and a few draft cover concepts.

AND if you were buying Ellie's Dragon be sure to ask us for an exclusive original Bob Graham signed bookplate too. Bob did a special selection of these for us and they feature mini illustrations in his unmistakable style. Absolutely charming! Limited numbers - when they're gone, they're gone!

"I'm an unashamed fan of Bob Graham's sweet and non-judgemental creations. There's nothing saccharine about his picture books but they manage to capture real moments in a child's life with unerring gentleness..." - read more of Lindy's ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK comments:

LINDY'S PICKS: MOLLY & MAE

A book that can be read in many different ways, this is ostensibly about two little girls who meet on a train journey and strike up an instant friendship. Through the length of the trip, they play together, annoy others, argue, apologise and strengthen their bonds. Exactly how friendships fare through life…

With evocative and gentle illustrations by the multi-award winning Freya Blackwood, this is a book to show youngsters the need for -and rewards of - tolerance and understanding. But it's also a book you could give your own best and longest friends if they are in need of a pick-me-up no matter their age! Lindy

LINDY'S PICKS: SNEAKY SHADOWS

This is sheer fun and delight! The reader is asked to guess the shadow portrayed on the page. First we start with something simple: two penguins. Then a giraffe. But then it gets trickier and trickier - that camel is really a llama carrying jelly on its back (to improve its posture) and that bat is really Toby the dog hiding behind umbrellas to practise his yoga - and so it goes. Absurdity rules! Imaginative silliness (and great endpapers!) Lindy

LINDY'S PICKS: NOT CUTE

A quote from Aesop ("the stubborn listen to nobody's advice and become a victim of their own delusions") is the coda to this quirky tale of a Quokka who is sick and tired of being cute. He tries on all sorts of disguises to persuade others that he is NOT cute - to little effect and great merriment, until a misunderstanding gets quite out of hand…

Bunting is rapidly carving out his niche of subversive humour (often with sly jokes in the endpapers), with expressive illustrations that are simple but beautifully designed and convey a great deal of feeling. Another winner from the man who brought us Mopoke and other wonderful picture books! Lindy

Family

Aunty Fay Muir

Hardback

$24.99  

In Stock

The Urban Escapees

Susan Ramage

Hardback

$19.99  

In Stock

Respect

Aunty Fay Muir

Hardback

$24.99  

To be ordered

Pink!

Margaret Wild

Paperback

$24.99  

In Stock

Say Goodbye... Say Hello

Cori Doerrfeld

Paperback

$24.99  

In Stock

We Are Together

Britta Teckentrup

Paperback

$16.99  

In Stock

Swarm of Bees

Lemony Snicket

Paperback

$16.99  

In Stock

101 Bums

Sam Harper

Paperback

$15.99  

In Stock

Land of the Echidna People

Percy Trezise

Paperback

$14.99  

In Stock

Not Now, Bernard: 40th Anniversary Edition

David McKee

Paperback

$16.99  

In Stock

The Little Island

Smriti Prasadam-Halls

Paperback

$16.99  

In Stock

Sock Story

CK Smouha

Paperback

$14.99  

In Stock

Otto Blotter, Bird Spotter

Graham Carter

Paperback

$16.99  

In Stock

Don't Worry, Little Crab

Chris Haughton

Paperback

$16.99  

In Stock

Joy

Yasmeen Ismail

Paperback

$16.99  

In Stock

The Marzipan Pig

Russell Hoban

Paperback

$16.99  

In Stock

The Smeds and the Smoos

Julia Donaldson

Paperback

$16.99  

In Stock

The Happy Lion

Roger Duvoisin

Paperback

$16.99  

In Stock

The Smile Shop

Satoshi Kitamura

Hardback

$24.99  

In Stock

LEGO Star Wars Mission Galactic Fun

LEGO

Hardback

$19.99  

In Stock

The Daddy Animal Book

Jennifer Cossins

Hardback

$9.99  

In Stock

The Cute Penguin

Gabriel Evans

Hardback

$19.99  

In Stock

1 2 3: My First Tashi 1

Arielle Gamble

Hardback

$14.99  

In Stock

The Stone Giant

Anna Hoglund

Hardback

$24.99  

In Stock

BOOKS FOR YOUNG ADULTS

Lindy's Picks: The Secret Library of Hummingbird House

Hattie is struggling with her parent's separation, particularly the rule that says she can't speak with the parent she isn't staying with in their week-about arrangements. There are a lot of rules in Hattie's life, from letting her little sister come first in everything all the time, to school rules ordered by a restrictive principal. When the dilapidated mansion near her old family house is threatened with demolition, Hattie finds the strength within to fight for what she believes in - helped by meeting a sad and lonely young girl who is living in the past.

A lovely story full of emotional reality, with a nicely turned bit of time slippage adding interest. Upper primary readers should enjoy this. Lindy

Lindy's Picks: Echo Mountain

Set in the Depression in rural America, a family who once lived a comfortable life find themselves eking out a precarious living on Echo Mountain, They are warned not to go to the peak, but as staying fed and warm takes up all their efforts anyway, there's no need.

Narrated by the second child, Ellie, who has taken to the lifestyle change with practicality, curiosity and good grace (unlike her mother and older sister who mourn the loss of their town life) their existence is even more threatened when Ellie's father meets with a terrible accident - one she bears the brunt of, as well as the blame. It means she takes on more responsibility, but even the bravest of us needs support…

I adore Wolk's novels, which treat readers with calm sophistication about big issues, with their strong female characters on the cusp of teenage learning how to navigate life and change and even when bad things happen, finding the resilience to manage and grow. Lindy

Stars Like Us

Frances Chapman

Paperback

$19.99  

In Stock

Truel1f3 (Truelife) (#3 LIFEL1K3)

Jay Kristoff

Paperback

$19.99  

In Stock

Ghosts of the Shadow Market

Cassandra Clare

Paperback

$19.99  

In Stock

The End of the World Is Bigger than Love

Davina Bell

Paperback

$19.99  

In Stock

When Rain Turns to Snow

Jane Godwin

Paperback

$16.99  

In Stock

Again Again

E. Lockhart

Paperback

$19.99  

In Stock

The Last Paper Crane

Kerry Drewery

Paperback

$16.99  

In Stock

Metal Fish, Falling Snow

Cath Moore

Paperback

$19.99  

To be ordered

Aurora Burning (#2 Aurora Cycle)

Amie Kaufman

Paperback

$19.99  

In Stock

The Erasure Initiative

Lili Wilkinson

Paperback

$19.99  

In Stock

You Were Made for Me

Jenna Guillaume

Paperback

$17.99  

Forthcoming

Memory of Babel (#3 Mirror Visitor Quartet)

Christelle Dabos

Paperback

$22.99  

Forthcoming

Please Don't Hug Me

Kay Kerr

Paperback

$19.99  

In Stock

The Schoolmaster's Daughter

Jackie French

Paperback

$17.99  

In Stock

One True King (#6 School of Good and Evil)

Soman Chainani

Paperback

$16.99  

In Stock

Red Day

Sandy Fussell

Paperback

$17.99  

In Stock

The Falling in Love Montage

Ciara Smyth

Paperback

$18.99  

In Stock

Period Queen: Life Hack Your Cycle and Own Your Power...

Lucy Peach

Paperback

$29.99  

In Stock

How it Feels to Float

Helena Fox

Paperback

$17.99  

In Stock

This Is How We Change The Ending

Vikki Wakefield

Paperback

$19.99  

In Stock

Four Dead Queens

Astrid Scholte

Paperback

$19.99  

To be ordered

When the Ground is Hard

Malla Nunn

Paperback

$19.99  

In Stock

Ghost Bird

Lisa Fuller

Paperback

$19.95  

In Stock

The Boy Who Steals Houses

C.G. Drews

Paperback

$16.99  

In Stock




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Things My Pa Told Me
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Eddie Woo
Eddie weaves his maths spell...
Richard Roxburgh
Artie and the Grime Wave
Jessica Sanders
Love Your Body
A L Tait
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David Hunt
My Real Friend
Jaclyn Moriarty
The Slightly Alarming Tale of the Whispering Wars
Mark Smith
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Chris Ferrie
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Peter Carter
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