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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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CHILDREN'S CATALOGUE IN-STORE NOW

There is a great selection of books for children and teens in our 20-page 'EXPLORE MAGICAL WORLDS' catalogue. You can pick up a copy in-store at 131 York Street (see street map at the bottom of this page). Or you can ask for us to include one with your order. Just use the Order Notes when you Checkout.

HIGHLIGHTS

Double Rewards

Ellie's Dragon

Bob Graham

Hardback

$27.99  

In Stock

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The World's Worst Parents

David Walliams

Paperback

$24.99  

In Stock

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Not Cute

Philip Bunting

Paperback

$17.99  

In Stock

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The Secret Cave (#3 Wolf Girl)

Anh Do

Paperback

$15.99  

In Stock

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Family

Aunty Fay Muir

Hardback

$24.99  

In Stock

Double Rewards

Sneaky Shadows

SC Manchild

Hardback

$24.99  

In Stock

Double Rewards

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  

Forthcoming

Molly and Mae

Freya Blackwood

Paperback

$16.99  

In Stock

The Lost Soul Atlas

Zana Fraillon

Paperback

$19.99  

Forthcoming

The Water's Daughter

Michelle Lovric

Paperback

$15.99  

Forthcoming

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  

In Stock

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

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  

In Stock

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

Artemis Fowl and the Eternity Code (#1 Artemis Fowl)...

Eoin Colfer

Paperback

$16.99   $13.95

In Stock

PICTURE BOOKS SHOWCASE

PICTURE BOOK SPOTLIGHT: NINE LIVES NEWTON

Sometimes the simplest jokes are the best, and in this colourful and charming picture book, Newton the dog mistakes a sign that says that dogs have nine lives. Off he goes, followed by his friend the cat who tries to save him from his erroneous assumptions. Mayhem ensues as Newton tries out his wildest fantasies. Sheer fun! Lindy

LINDY'S NOTEBOOK

Links to the books mentioned below follow after Lindy's comments.

PICTURE BOOKS WITH HEART

Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth by Oliver Jeffers
The paperback edition of the best-selling book that Jeffers created for his newborn son. Respect, consideration and tolerance, as Oliver's own Dad told him, are the words to live by, and this heartfelt, gentle book is a reassuring testimony to parental love. Comes with a CD read by Jeffers himself (in his gorgeous Irish accent!)

A New Prayer for the Animals by Mark Wilson
A celebration of animals from around the world (with half from Australia) which are facing their own threats. Evocative illustrations of creatures such as Polar Bears and Tree Kangaroos, Corroboree Frog and Orange Bellied Parrots, Leopards and Sea Lions, are accompanied by short descriptions and information at the back of the book.

Soon by Libby Gleeson
A non-threatening and sweetly illustrated book about waiting for a new sibling to be born, as related by a little mouse. Gentle repetition in the text, suitable for reading to toddlers.

Ruby Red Shoes: My Wonderful Grandmother by Kate Knapp
Ruby the Aware Hare relates why she knows her grandmother is so wonderful. Whether because she helps her look up big words in the dictionary, to her x-ray eyes that see deep inside Ruby and understand her feelings, to the meals she cooks and the stories she tells - a quiet celebration of the bond between generations.


PICTURE BOOKS WITH HUMOUR

Cat Ladies by Susi Schaefer
Princess the cat knows that four ladies are just the right number to look after all her wants and needs, so when a stray turns up which interferes with her arrangements, Princess is understandably upset - until she realises that with a little bit of training the stray will have her uses...

Bin Chicken by Kate Temple
Personally, I admire ibises, and so it's a pleasure to find a book that celebrates these wonderful creatures! Written in rhyme which actually reads aloud very well, it contains tidbits of information woven into the tale of a proud Bin Chicken surviving in a new environment. Colourful illustrations with small elements that add to the storyline.

Koala Bare by Jackie French
Jackie French - say no more! But if I have to - a grumpy (with rights!) Koala complains how he is NOT a bear. Witty illustrations by Matt Shanks.

Rabbit! Rabbit! Rabbit! by Lorna Scobie
Rabbit likes being an only child, but that situation changes rapidly. Perhaps the fox next door can help?


PICTURE BOOKS WITH AUSTRALIAN FOCUS

Respect by Aunty Fay Muir
Tender and thoughtful, with illustrations that echo the colours of the land. A gentle reminder and a quiet life lesson about family, connection and culture.

To The Bridge: The Journey of Lennie and Ginger Mick by Corinne Fenton
A simplified version of young Lennie Gwyther's journey from Victoria to Sydney to see the Harbour Bridge opened. Simpler days indeed when an unaccompanied minor could travel so far by horseback! Andrew McLean's softly hued illustrations evoke a quieter time.

Strangers on Country by David Hartley
For older readers, a fully illustrated account of some historical incidents, where Indigenous people took in castaways or lost Whites. A mixture of storytelling and factual information, with a bend of archival material and illustrations by award-winning Indigenous artist Dub Leffler.

Putting Australia on the Map by Carole Wilkinson
Cartography for kids! A book about the mapping of Australia's coastline, engaging text and reproductions of historical maps.

Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth (Book...

Oliver Jeffers

Mixed media product

$19.99  

To be ordered

A New Prayer for the Animals

Mark Wilson

Hardback

$26.99  

In Stock

Soon

Libby Gleeson

Hardback

$24.99  

In Stock

Ruby Red Shoes: My Wonderful Grandmother

Kate Knapp

Hardback

$19.99  

In Stock

Cat Ladies

Susi Schaefer

Hardback

$24.99  

In Stock

Bin Chicken

Kate Temple

Hardback

$17.99  

In Stock

Koala Bare

Jackie French

Paperback

$14.99  

In Stock

Rabbit! Rabbit! Rabbit!

Lorna Scobie

Paperback

$15.99  

In Stock

Respect

Aunty Fay Muir

Hardback

$24.99  

In Stock

To The Bridge: The Journey of Lennie and Ginger Mick...

Corinne Fenton

Hardback

$26.99  

In Stock

Strangers on Country

David Hartley

Paperback

$29.99  

In Stock

Putting Australia on the Map

Carole Wilkinson

Paperback

$24.99  

In Stock

BOOKS FOR YOUNG ADULTS

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

Again Again

E. Lockhart

Paperback

$19.99  

In Stock

Please Don't Hug Me

Kay Kerr

Paperback

$19.99  

In Stock

Red Day

Sandy Fussell

Paperback

$17.99  

In Stock

The Falling in Love Montage

Ciara Smyth

Paperback

$18.99  

In Stock

Fin & Rye & Fireflies

Harry Cook

Paperback

$17.99  

Forthcoming

William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Clueless

Ian Doescher

Paperback

$24.99  

To be ordered

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

Lucy Peach

Paperback

$29.99  

In Stock

The Wild

Owen Laukkanen

Paperback

$16.99  

To be ordered

The End of the World Is Bigger than Love

Davina Bell

Paperback

$19.99  

In Stock

Merci Suarez Changes Gears

Meg Medina

Paperback

$16.99  

In Stock

Authors at Abbey's

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Children
Young Adult
Pesenti & Bell
Beautiful images of Australia
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
Life illustrated...

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