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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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BREAKING NEWS! READ ALL ABOUT IT!

Do you have a budding journalist in your family? Always asking the probing questions? Always asking 'But why'? Get them the scoop on what it takes to become a reporter!

Saffron Howden has made a career in journalism (she had a very good foundation with her uni job here at Abbey's) and has also championed news for kids with Crinkling News (now sadly in hiatus), a newspaper of which Saffron and colleague Remi Bianchi were founders.

Here in KID REPORTER, Saffron and co-author Dhana Quinn distill the skills needed to move to the next level. In a post-truth world we need a new generation of truth-seekers! The truth is out there kids... Go forth!

HIGHLIGHTS

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Kid Reporter: The secret to breaking news

Saffron Howden

Paperback

$27.99 

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With a Little Kelp from Our Friends: The Secret Life...

Mathew Bate

Hardback

$29.99 

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A Case of Grave Danger

Sophie Cleverly

Paperback

$16.99 

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Plantastic!: A to Z of Australian Plants

Catherine Clowes

Hardback

$29.99 

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Flight of the Griffin: Rise of the Mythix 3

Anh Do

Paperback

$15.99 

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The Way of the Weedy Seadragon

Anne Morgan

Hardback

$24.99 

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Friday Barnes 9: No Escape

R. A. Spratt

Paperback

$15.99 

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Truly Tan Shocked (#8)

Jen Storer

Paperback

$17.99 

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GRAVEYARD RIDDLE

Lisa Thompson

Paperback

$16.99 

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Robofight (#2 E-Boy)

Anh Do

Paperback

$15.99 

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GIVE ME SOME SPACE

Philip Bunting

Hardback

$19.99 

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When We Say Black Lives Matter

Maxine Beneba Clarke

Hardback

$26.99 

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The Traitor: Wolf Girl 4

Anh Do

Paperback

$15.99 

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The Carbon-Neutral Adventures of the Indefatigable EnviroTeens...

First Dog on the Moon

Paperback

$16.99 

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Cat Kid Comic Club

Dav Pilkey

Hardback

$17.99 

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Little Gem

Anna Zobel

Paperback

$14.99 

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Whose Bones? Match-it Cards

Chihiro Takeuchi

Mixed media product

$19.99 

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The Art in Country: A Treasury for Children

Bronwyn Bancroft

Hardback

$29.99 

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My First 100 Space Words

Chris Ferrie

Board book

$12.99 

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The Virus

Ben Martynoga

Paperback

$14.99 

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Sing Me the Summer

Jane Godwin

Hardback

$24.99 

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The 130-Storey Treehouse (#10 Treehouse)

Andy Griffiths

Paperback

$14.99 

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The Unwilling Twin

Freya Blackwood

Hardback

$24.99 

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The Ultimate Animal Alphabet Book

Jennifer Cossins

Hardback

$29.99 

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The Physics of Popcorn: Discover and Learn with 22 Experiments...

Aidan Randle-Conde

Paperback

$29.99 

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The Maths of Milkshakes: Discover and Learn with 20...

Katie Steckles

Paperback

$29.99 

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The Biology of Bananas: Discover and Learn with 22 Experiments...

Katie Steckles

Paperback

$29.99 

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The Chemistry of Cola: Discover and Learn with 21 Experiments...

Jamie Gallagher

Paperback

$29.99 

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Zoe, Max and the Bicycle Bus

Steven Herrick

Paperback

$16.99 

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Hello Jimmy!

Anna Walker

Hardback

$24.99 

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Esmeralda's Nest

Robert Moore

Hardback

$29.99 

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Claudette

Helene Magisson

Hardback

$26.99 

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Whose Bones?

Chihiro Takeuchi

Hardback

$24.99 

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How Ships Work

Lonely Planet Kids

Hardback

$24.99 

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Cities Then and Now: Lift the Flaps and Step Back in...

Joe Fullman

Hardback

$24.99 

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The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Dangerous Animals

Sami Bayly

Hardback

$32.99 

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POPULAR BOOKS FOR KIDS & TEENS

Young Dark Emu: A Truer History

Bruce Pascoe

Hardback

$24.99 

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

Thomas Mayor

Hardback

$24.99 

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Cooee Mittigar: A Story on Darug Songlines

Jasmine Seymour

Hardback

$24.99 

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Our Home, Our Heartbeat

Adam Briggs

Hardback

$24.99 

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Found

Bruce Pascoe

Paperback

$24.99 

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Fauna: Australia's Most Curious Creatures

Tania McCartney

Hardback

$24.99 

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Australia's Wild Weird Wonderful Weather

Stephanie Owen Reeder

Hardback

$24.99 

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GOLD RUSH #1

Jackie French

Paperback

$14.99 

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Took the Children Away

Archie Roach

Hardback

$24.99 

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Show me the Money

Sue Lawson

Hardback

$24.99 

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A Clock of Stars: The Shadow Moth

Francesca Gibbons

Paperback

$17.99 

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The 130-Storey Treehouse (#10 Treehouse)

Andy Griffiths

Paperback

$14.99 

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The World's Worst Parents

David Walliams

Paperback

$24.99 

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Slime

David Walliams

Paperback

$19.99 

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Code Name Bananas

David Walliams

Paperback

$22.99 

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Rowley Jefferson's Awesome Friendly Adventure

Jeff Kinney

Paperback

$14.99 

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Funny Kid Peeking Duck (Funny Kid, #7)

Matt Stanton

Paperback

$14.99 

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Grime and Punishment (#9 Dog Man)

Dav Pilkey

Hardback

$17.99 

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The Grandest Bookshop in the World

Amelia Mellor

Hardback

$19.99 

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The Deep End (#15 Diary of a Wimpy Kid)

Jeff Kinney

Paperback

$14.99 

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Zoe, Max and the Bicycle Bus

Steven Herrick

Paperback

$16.99 

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E-Boy (#1 E-Boy)

Anh Do

Paperback

$14.99 

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The Beast of Buckingham Palace

David Walliams

Paperback

$22.99 

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We Are Wolves

Katrina Nannestad

Paperback

$19.99 

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PICTURE BOOKS SHOWCASE

LINDY'S PICKS: WOMBAT

From the prolific author-illustrator cames another wonderfully quirky and entertaining book to share and enjoy with little readers. It's in the vein of the best-selling Mopoke, with lots of silliness wrapped up in wordplay and expressive illustrations but using the marsupial instead. So we start with Wombat, go on to Twobats, then Threebats. Whether Acrobat or Pingbat (followed of course by Pongbat and its cubic poo) or Dingbat and so on the illustrations contain their own in-jokes, and the sequences are not always predictable - but always funny. Another winner! Lindy

LINDY'S PICKS: THE FIRE WOMBAT

This is a bushfire tale rather than a cutesy Mothball the Wombat story, so the use of a different illustrator separates French's usual wombat books from this one. The creatures of the bush flee before a fire, and some of them find refuge in the wombat's burrow. In the aftermath, they all suffer, but help comes from an unexpected quarter… Simple but effective rhyming conveys a harsh tale with delicacy and eventually hope. The illustrations in soft browns and greys are non-confrontational but match the words effectively. Partial proceeds of this go towards the Wombat Protection Society, so you can combine a good book for little children with doing good! Lindy

LINDY'S PICKS: COUNT ON ME

Katherine knows that everyone has a passion. Her Dad's is art, her Mum's is insects, her brother's is music. She's tried lots of things herself, but they aren't for her, because the thing she likes the best is - maths! She knows it's everywhere, hidden in the everyday, and that her passion can be hard to understand. But that's okay, because there are infinite ways to see the world… Charming watercolour and ink illustrations demonstrate some of Katherine's pleasures, and a lovely section at the back simply explains fractals, basic polygons, solid figures, concentric circles, types of curves, trajectories and sets. And yes, the little girl's name is a homage to the great American mathematician, Katherine Johnson! Deserves to be a classic! Lindy

LINDY'S PICKS: WHAT WE'LL BUILD

When Jeffers' baby son was born he wrote Here We Are. Now he has a daughter, and this is his gift to her! In unforced rhyme he plans a future with her, one where they build a house to be a home, and walls and gates, and towers and roads and boats and comfy places to rest, places to stay and store their love… Illustrated in his trademark style, full of colour and light and sweet touches of humour . A beautiful tribute to a parent's love, and all the possibilities having a daughter brings to their life. Lindy

CHRIS FERRIE'S FIRST STEAM WORDS SERIES...

Age range 0 to 4 The perfect primer of essential STEAM words for your little genius from the #1 Science author, Chris Ferrie! Babies and toddlers are curious and ready to learn!

I Have to Start at School Today

Simon Philip

Paperback

$16.99 

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Would You Like a Banana?

Yasmeen Ismail

Paperback

$16.99 

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100 Cats

Michael Whaite

Board book

$14.99 

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The Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad Book

Lucy Rowland

Paperback

$14.99 

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If Baby Could Talk

Michael Wagner

Paperback

$17.99 

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Charles Darwin

Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara

Hardback

$19.99 

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Maisy's Chinese New Year

Lucy Cousins

Hardback

$19.99 

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Spot's Slide and Seek: Aquarium

Eric Hill

Board book

$14.99 

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Harry and the Guinea Pig

Gene Zion

Paperback

$16.99 

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An Amazing Australian Road Trip

Jackie Hosking

Hardback

$24.99 

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How to be a Real Man

Scott Stuart

Hardback

$19.99 

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Day Break

Amy McQuire

Hardback

$24.99 

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The Lost Spells

Robert Macfarlane

Hardback

$35.00 

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The Tree

Graeme Base

Hardback

$24.99 

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Duckling: A Fairy Tale Revolution

Kamila Shamsie

Hardback

$27.99 

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Blueblood: A Fairy Tale Revolution

Malorie Blackman

Hardback

$27.99 

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Wild Symphony

Dan Brown

Hardback

$27.99 

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GIVE ME SOME SPACE

Philip Bunting

Hardback

$19.99 

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Bilby Secrets

Edel Wignell

Paperback

$16.99 

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Wide Big World

Maxine Beneba Clarke

Paperback

$16.99 

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The Red Bridge

Kylie Dunstan

Paperback

$17.99 

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Fish: A tale about ridding the ocean of plastic pollution...

DK

Paperback

$19.99 

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Horatio Squeak

Karen Foxlee

Paperback

$16.99 

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The Shortest Day

Susan Cooper

Paperback

$16.99 

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BOOKS FOR YOUNG ADULTS

Lindy's Picks: A FAIRYTALE REVOLUTION series

These are fairytales rewritten and given contemporary relevance (and afterwords), by important and well-regarded authors known for their strong feminist principles and distinctive literary styles. Heavily text-based though presented in a classic children's picturebook format, accompanied by illustrations in a classic silhouette style by Laura Barrett (and in the case of Cinderella Liberator, using Arthur Rackham illustrations). Best for older readers rather than little children, but thoroughly recommended! Lindy

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

Witch

Finbar Hawkins

Paperback

$16.99 

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Disasters

M. K. England

Paperback

$22.95 

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Ruthless Gods (#2 Something Dark and Holy)

Emily A. Duncan

Paperback

$19.99 

Forthcoming
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The Conference of the Birds (#5 Miss Peregrines Children)...

Ransom Riggs

Paperback

$19.99 

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Winterwood

Shea Ernshaw

Paperback

$19.99 

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The Cheerleaders

Kara Thomas

Paperback

$17.99 

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The Westing Game

Ellen Raskin

Paperback

$13.99 

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How the King of Elfhame Learned to Hate Stories (Folk...

Holly Black

Paperback

$24.99 

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Daughter of Smoke and Bone (#1 Daughter of Smoke and...

Laini Taylor

Paperback

$17.99 

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Days of Blood and Starlight (#2 Daughter of Smoke and...

Laini Taylor

Paperback

$17.99 

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Dreams of Gods and Monsters (#3 Daughter of Smoke and...

Laini Taylor

Paperback

$17.99 

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These Violent Delights

Chloe Gong

Paperback

$19.99 

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The Ravens (#1 Ravens)

Danielle Paige

Paperback

$19.99 

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The Greatest Hit: Australia Reads Special Edition

Will Kostakis

Paperback

$2.99 

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The Winter Duke

Claire Eliza Bartlett

Hardback

$27.99 

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Chicken Girl

Heather T. Smith

Paperback

$18.99 

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Super Fake Love Song

David Yoon

Paperback

$17.99 

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Kind of a Big Deal

Shannon Hale

Paperback

$18.99 

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The Cousins

Karen M. McManus

Paperback

$17.99 

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I Know You Remember

Jennifer Donaldson

Paperback

$18.99 

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Fright Night

Maren Stoffels

Paperback

$17.99 

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War Girls (#1 War Girls)

Tochi Onyebuchi

Paperback

$18.99 

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Here the Whole Time

Vitor Martins

Paperback

$17.99 

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Aster's Good, Right Things

Kate Gordon

Paperback

$14.99 

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Sea Witch Rising (#2 Sea Witch)

Sarah Henning

Paperback

$16.99 

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Girl Gone Viral

Arvin Ahmadi

Paperback

$17.99 

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Long Way Down: The Graphic Novel (GN)

Jason Reynolds

Hardback

$42.95 

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The Iron Queen Special Edition (Iron Fey)

Julie Kagawa

Paperback

$16.99 

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Darius the Great Deserves Better

Adib Khorram

Paperback

$19.99 

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Mind the Gap, Dash and Lily

Rachel Cohn

Paperback

$19.99 

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The Invincible Summer of Juniper Jones

Daven McQueen

Paperback

$16.99 

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City of Beasts

Corrie Wang

Paperback

$17.99 

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Burn Our Bodies Down

Rory Power

Paperback

$17.99 

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The Inheritance Games

Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Paperback

$16.99 

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The Virus

Ben Martynoga

Paperback

$14.99 

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A Really Short History of Nearly Everything

Bill Bryson

Paperback

$32.99 

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The Art in Country: A Treasury for Children

Bronwyn Bancroft

Hardback

$29.99 

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Marvel Character Encyclopedia

Scholastic

Hardback

$39.99 

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The Greatfulness Guide: Next Level Thinking - How to...

Jacqui Jones

Paperback

$29.99 

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This One Is Ours

Kate O'Donnell

Paperback

$19.99 

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The Body Image Book for Girls: Love Yourself and Grow...

Charlotte Markey

Paperback

$18.95 

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The Human Body Survival Guide

George Ivanoff

Paperback

$24.99 

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Things My Pa Told Me
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Eddie Woo
Eddie weaves his maths spell...
Richard Roxburgh
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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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Hilary Bell & Matthew Martin
The Marvellous Funambulist of Middle Harbour and other Sydney Firsts
Chris Ferrie
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Peter Carter
Our Dog Benji
Alan Brough
Charlie and the Karaoke Cockroaches
Josh Pyke
Lights Out, Leonard
Matt Chun
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