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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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HIGHLIGHTS

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Give Me Some Space!

Philip Bunting

Hardback

$19.99  

In Stock

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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: the new blockbusting bestseller...

Dav Pilkey

Hardback

$17.99  

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The Cousins

Karen M. McManus

Paperback

$17.99  

In Stock

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Whose Bones? Match-it Cards

Chihiro Takeuchi

Mixed media product

$19.99  

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Where's Baby Elephant

Ali Khodai

Hardback

$29.99  

To be ordered

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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365 Words Every Kid Should Know

Lauren Holowaty

Hardback

$22.99  

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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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Wombat.

Philip Bunting

Hardback

$17.99  

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The Fire Wombat

Jackie French

Hardback

$19.99  

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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  

In Stock

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

Aidan Randle-Conde

Paperback

$29.99  

To be ordered

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

Katie Steckles

Paperback

$29.99  

To be ordered

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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Terry Denton's Really Truly Amazing Guide to Everything...

Terry Denton

Hardback

$19.99  

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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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Took the Children Away

Archie Roach

Hardback

$24.99  

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A Clock of Stars: The Shadow Moth

Francesca Gibbons

Paperback

$17.99  

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The Bushfire Book: How to be Aware and Prepare

Polly Marsden

Hardback

$19.99  

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Show me the Money

Sue Lawson

Hardback

$24.99  

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Australia's Wild Weird Wonderful Weather

Stephanie Owen Reeder

Hardback

$24.99  

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POPULAR BOOKS FOR KIDS & TEENS

My Dad is Awesome (Bluey)

Bluey

Board book

$16.99  

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Midnight Sun (#1.5 Twilight)

Stephenie Meyer

Paperback

$32.99   $26.39

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Pig the Blob

Aaron Blabey

Hardback

$17.99  

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The World's Worst Parents

David Walliams

Paperback

$24.99  

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Rowley Jefferson's Awesome Friendly Adventure

Jeff Kinney

Paperback

$14.99  

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Grime and Punishment (#9 Dog Man)

Dav Pilkey

Hardback

$17.99  

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Bluey: Fun and Games: A Colouring Book

Bluey

Paperback

$5.99  

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The Beach: A Lift-the-Flap Book (Bluey)

Bluey

Board book

$14.99  

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Time to Play!: Sticker Activity Book (Bluey)

Bluey

Paperback

$5.99  

In Stock

WeirDo #15: Planet Weird

Anh Do

Paperback

$15.99  

In Stock

The Secret Cave (#3 Wolf Girl)

Lachlan Creagh

Paperback

$15.99  

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The Creek (Bluey)

Bluey

Board book

$14.99  

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

Thomas Mayor

Hardback

$24.99  

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Young Dark Emu: A Truer History

Bruce Pascoe

Hardback

$24.99  

In Stock

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

Suzanne Collins

Paperback

$29.99  

To be ordered

All About Bluey (Bluey) Board Book

Bluey

Board book

$16.99  

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There's Only One Dad Like You

Jess Racklyeft

Hardback

$19.99  

To be ordered

All About Bingo (Bluey)

Bluey

Board book

$16.99  

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Big Backyard: A Colouring Book (Bluey)

Bluey

Paperback

$5.99  

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Wild About Dads

Philip Bunting

Hardback

$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!

Dry to Dry: The Seasons of Kakadu

Pamela Freeman

Hardback

$26.99  

In Stock

Small Town

Phillip Gwynne

Hardback

$24.99  

In Stock

Howl

Kat Patrick

Hardback

$24.99  

In Stock

I Love My Daddy

Giles Andreae

Paperback

$15.99  

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Hound the Detective

Kimberly Andrews

Paperback

$17.99  

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Too Many Jacks

Mac Barnett

Paperback

$16.99  

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What Do You Call Your Grandpa?

Ashleigh Barton

Paperback

$17.99  

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Cat and Dog Go Bananas

Jonathan Bentley

Hardback

$17.99  

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Stephen Biesty's Incredible Body Cross-Sections

Richard Platt

Hardback

$29.99  

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The Daddy Animal Book

Jennifer Cossins

Hardback

$9.99  

In Stock

Why do cats meow?: Curious Questions about Your Favourite...

Lily Snowden-Fine

Hardback

$24.99  

To be ordered

See Inside Germs

Sarah Hull

Board book

$19.99  

To be ordered

The Smile Shop

Satoshi Kitamura

Hardback

$24.99  

In Stock

Little Lift and Look Jungle

Anna Milbourne

Board book

$12.99  

In Stock

Axel Scheffler's Flip Flap Minibeasts

Axel Scheffler

Board book

$15.99  

To be ordered

Pea and Nut: Go for Gold! (Pea and Nut, #2)

Stanton

Hardback

$17.99  

In Stock

Ten Sleepy Sheep

Renee Treml

Paperback

$14.99  

To be ordered

Tiger and Cat

Allira Tee

Hardback

$26.99  

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The Perfect Shelter

Clare Helen Welsh

Hardback

$24.99  

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Family

Aunty Fay Muir

Hardback

$24.99  

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The Urban Escapees

Susan Ramage

Hardback

$19.99  

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Pink!

Margaret Wild

Paperback

$24.99  

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Say Goodbye... Say Hello

Cori Doerrfeld

Paperback

$24.99  

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We Are Together

Britta Teckentrup

Paperback

$16.99  

To be ordered

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

Stars Like Us

Frances Chapman

Paperback

$19.99  

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Truel1f3 (Truelife) (#3 LIFEL1K3)

Jay Kristoff

Paperback

$19.99  

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Ghosts of the Shadow Market

Cassandra Clare

Paperback

$19.99   $15.99

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  

To be ordered

Metal Fish, Falling Snow

Cath Moore

Paperback

$19.99  

In Stock

Aurora Burning (#2 Aurora Cycle)

Amie Kaufman

Paperback

$19.99  

In Stock

The Erasure Initiative

Lili Wilkinson

Paperback

$19.99  

To be ordered

You Were Made For Me

Jenna Guillaume

Paperback

$17.99  

In Stock

The Memory of Babel (#3 Mirror Visitor Quartet)

Christelle Dabos

Paperback

$22.99  

To be ordered

Please Don't Hug Me

Kay Kerr

Paperback

$19.99  

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The Schoolmaster's Daughter

Jackie French

Paperback

$17.99  

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

Soman Chainani

Paperback

$16.99  

In Stock

Red Day

Sandy Fussell

Paperback

$17.99  

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The Falling in Love Montage

Ciara Smyth

Paperback

$18.99  

To be ordered

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

Lucy Peach

Paperback

$29.99  

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How It Feels to Float

Helena Fox

Paperback

$17.99  

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This Is How We Change The Ending

Vikki Wakefield

Paperback

$19.99  

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Four Dead Queens

Astrid Scholte

Paperback

$19.99  

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When the Ground is Hard

Malla Nunn

Paperback

$19.99  

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Ghost Bird

Lisa Fuller

Paperback

$19.95  

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The Boy Who Steals Houses

C.G. Drews

Paperback

$17.99  

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Mick Elliot
The Squidge Dibley series
Jessica Townsend
The Nevermoor series
Anthony Bertini
Things My Pa Told Me
Karen Foxlee
Lenny's Book of Everything
Adam Spencer
Numbers for kids of all ages!
Eddie Woo
Eddie weaves his maths spell...
Richard Roxburgh
Artie and the Grime Wave
Jessica Sanders
Love Your Body
A L Tait
YA adventure!...
David Hunt
My Real Friend
Jaclyn Moriarty
The Slightly Alarming Tale of the Whispering Wars
Mark Smith
Award-winning Author
Hilary Bell & Matthew Martin
The Marvellous Funambulist of Middle Harbour and other Sydney Firsts
Chris Ferrie
Brainy stuff for all kids
Peter Carter
Our Dog Benji
Alan Brough
Charlie and the Karaoke Cockroaches
Josh Pyke
Lights Out, Leonard
Matt Chun
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