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Charlie and the Karaoke Cockroaches

Charlie and the Karaoke Cockroaches

Alan Brough

$14.99
It begins with an interrupted story. Then, a mysterious box that speaks and sings. Add unusually unusual teachers, incredible lurking from the Lurker, an insect orchestra and a bungling burglar and it's up to Charlie and Hils to save three innocent bugs from the forces of evil. Another hilarious adventure starring Charlie and Hils from comedian, actor, singer and dancer (it's true!), Alan Brough.
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Chase

Chase

Linwood Barclay

$14.99
Get ready to run... an edge-of-your-seat thriller with bite from international bestselling author Linwood Barclay, in his first novel for 9-12 year olds.

Chipper is a very special dog. As part of a top-secret, multi-million dollar experiment to create the ultimate canine spy technology, Chipper's whole life has been spent within the walls of a secret organization known only as The Institute. Chipper is supposed to be more machine than mutt, but something's wrong and The Institute knows it. He's about to be terminated.

Across the state, twelve-year-old orphan Jeff Conway is working all hours at his aunt Flo's lakeside cabin business. He misses his parents, his old life, and the dog he had to leave behind.

When Chipper escapes and Jeff finds himself part of the chase, The Institute's most ruthless agent is hot on their tail, and he wants Chipper dead... at any cost.

Danger, secrets and thrilling suspense collide in Linwood Barclay's action-packed first novel for children.
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Very Sleepy Bear

Very Sleepy Bear

Bland,Nick

$16.99
On a Jingle Jangle Mountain, as the snow fell on the rocks  A sleepy bear was being followed by a very sneaky fox.  But Bear was in a hurry, he was running very late  Winter had arrived and it was time to hibernate!    The Very Cranky Bear is back and he has a mischievous fox to contend with...
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The Dream Walker

The Dream Walker

Victoria Carless

$19.99
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ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- In a tiny fishing hamlet in the far north of Queensland, Lucy bides her time. Her Mum died in mysterious circumstances a year before, her Dad has turned inwards with grief, the fish have stopped running, and the boy she loves has been sent to boarding school. Yet Lucy has a plan, to escape Parkers Corner with her best friend Polly, just as soon as they have finished school. That dream keeps her going, but other dreams start to intrude - ones that seem to belong to someone else… as the year progresses, and everything she relied on falls apart, Lucy learns to find reserves and another way into the future she longs for. A finely written novel for readers 14+ Lindy Jones

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The weight of a secret can drag you under...

A tender coming-of-age young-adult novel for fans of Gary Crew, Vikki Wakefield and Craig Silvey.

Sixteen-year-old Lucy Hart has been counting the days till she can get the hell out of Digger's Landing - a small Queensland fishing hamlet home to fifteen families, a posse of mongrel dogs, and Parkers Corner Store (no apostrophe and nowhere near a corner).

But just like the tides Lucy's luck is on the turn, and as graduation nears her escape plans begin to falter; her best friend, Polly, is dropping out of school to help pay the bills, and Tom has been shipped off to boarding school, away from the flotsam of this place. And then there's Lucy's nightlife, which is filled with dreams that just don't seem to belong to her at all...

When the fish stop biting, like they did when her mum was still around, Lucy realises she isn't the only one with a secret.
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My Lovely Frankie

My Lovely Frankie

Judith Clarke

$19.99
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'Frankie believed in Heaven quite literally, as if it was another lovely world out past the stars. And when he spoke the word love , it seemed to spring free and fly into the air like a beautiful balloon you wanted to run after. But I couldn't tell my parents about Frankie, not properly. I told them I'd made friends with the boy in the room next to mine, and how he'd come from this little town out west. I couldn't tell them how he was becoming the best thing in my world. I couldn't tell anyone, I hardly admitted it to myself.'In the 1950s, 'entering' the seminary was for ever, and young boys were gathered into the priesthood before they were old enough to know what they would lose. Tom went to St Finbar's because he was looking for something more than the ordinary happiness of his home and school.But then he discovered that being able to love another person was the most important thing of all. For Tom, loving Frankie made him part of the world. Even when Frankie was gone...
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Wreck

Wreck

Fleur Ferris

$19.99
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Tamara Bennett is going to be the first journalist to strictly report only good news. Finished with high school, Tamara is ready to say goodbye to her sleepy little town and part-time job at the local paper. O-weeks awaits, which means parties, cute boys and settling into student res with her best friend Relle. Things take an unexpected turn, however, when she arrives home to find her house ransacked and her life in danger. What is this mysterious note? And why does it mean so much to one of Australia's most powerful media moguls? Caught between a bitter rivalry and dangerous family secret, who can Tamara trust? Or should she trust herself?
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All The Things That Could Go Wrong

All The Things That Could Go Wrong

Stewart Foster

$16.99
There are two sides to every story.

Dan is angry. Nothing has been the same since his big brother left, and he’s taking it out on the nearest and weakest target: Alex.

Alex is struggling. His severe OCD makes it hard for him to leave the house, especially when Dan and his gang are waiting for him at school...

Then the boys’ mums arrange for them to meet up and finish building the raft that Dan started with his brother. Two enemies stuck together for the whole of the school holidays – what could possibly go wrong?
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The Ones That Disappeared

The Ones That Disappeared

Zana Fraillon

$19.99
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Around the world, millions of people - including many children - are victims of human trafficking. These modern-day slaves often go unseen even in our own cities and towns, their voices silent and their stories untold. In this incredible book, Zana Fraillon imagines the story of three such children, Esra, Miran and Isa. The result is powerful, heartbreaking and unforgettable. Esra, Miran and Isa work for the Snakeskin gang, tending to plants in the dark and airless basement of a house they are not allowed to leave. They've been told that they belong to the Snakeskins, but Esra knows that she belongs to no one - and she is determined to find freedom. This is a SKELLIG for this generation; beautiful, magical and with Zana Fraillon's incredible talent for combining important global issues with extraordinary storytelling.
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Third Witch

Third Witch

Jackie French

$16.99
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A searing story of passion, betrayal, battles and love, this is Shakespeare's 'Macbeth' stripped of superstition, and its power and beauty refined into fewer words where good balances the evil and there is a happy ending - for some. Following on from OPHELIA, QUEEN OF DENMARK and I AM JULIET, this is the third title in the series for young people that focuses on the reinterpretation of Shakespeare's classic and enduring plays. 'I didn't mean to do it'. Annie is not a witch, but when her mistress Lady Macbeth calls for a potion to 'stiffen Macbeth's sinews', Annie is caught up in plots that lead to murder, kingship and betrayal. Annie must also not only choose between Rab the Blacksmith and Murdoch, Thane of Greymouth, but discover where her loyalty lies. Ages: 10+
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Exploding Endings: Screenshots & Laughing Gas

Exploding Endings: Screenshots & Laughing Gas

Tim Harris

$14.99
Have you ever eaten pink spider web? What are the 79 zaniest things to bring to show and tell? Is it possible to earn three thousand dollars without anybody else finding out? And how do you stop random people texting you? Find out in this hilarious collection of short stories. One thing is guaranteed - you will NEVER pick the endings!
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One Thousand Trees

One Thousand Trees

Kyle Hughes-Odgers

$24.99
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ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- In the middle of a grey city, Frankie dreams of trees. This very attractive book has minimal text  - in fact the bulk of it is made up of prepositions (beneath/through/amidst etc). Beautifully designed, and presented in a muted palette of soft browns and greens, the illustrations convey the deep need to connect with nature, and celebrate imagination and mindfulness. A quiet book to appeal to the very young - and the much older! Lindy Jones

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Deep in the heart of the city, Frankie dreams of a thousand trees... over them, under them, through them, above them. Award-winning artist Kyle Hughes-Odgers takes readers on a journey of imagination and discovery, exploring the art of nature and the nature of art.
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This Is Where It Ends - IE: International Edition

This Is Where It Ends - IE: International Edition

Marieke Nijkamp

$16.99
The #1 New York Times Bestseller!Ages 12 to 17 yearsOver the course of 54 harrowing minutes, the students at Opportunity High struggle to survive-and to understand why one boy started shooting.10:00 am: The principal of Opportunity High School in Alabama finishes her speech, welcoming the entire student body to a new semester and encouraging them to excel and achieve. 10:02 am: The students get up to leave the auditorium for their next class. 10:03 am: The auditorium doors won't open. 10:05 am: Someone starts shooting. This explosive, emotional, page-turning debut about a high school held hostage is told from the perspective of four teens-each with their own reason to fear the boy with the gun.
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The Call

The Call

Peadar O'Guilin

$16.99
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ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- A little way into the future, Ireland is a country in trouble. The original inhabitants, the Sidhe, have returned and reclaimed their kingdom, and no human can enter or leave, nor anything human-manufactured. Worse still, they steal teenagers; every young person knows they will be Called, and when they are, they need all their wits and strength to survive the ordeal. A day with the Sidhe, but three minutes and four seconds in human time, and if the teen survives the traps of the other side, he may be returned alive. Mutilated, but alive. Otherwise, mutilated, and dead. These Sidhe are not the fairies of sweetness and light, but dangerous ferals wanting revenge. Teenagers are sent to schools to learn how to survive, but Nessa is not expected to. She is a cripple, and if strong healthy children can't survive The Call, how will she? This is a great read, enthralling and heart-poundingly clever! Readers 14+ Lindy Jones

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Nessa and her friends attend Boyle College to train for the most dangerous time of their lives - THE CALL. Without warning, each one of them will wake in a terrifying land, alone and hunted, with a one-in-ten chance of returning alive. No one believes Nessa can make it, but she's determined to prove them all wrong. And she will need every ounce of spirit and courage in order to survive...
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Pretty Girls Don't Eat

Pretty Girls Don't Eat

Winnie Salamon

$17.95
Sixteen-year-old Winter Mae Jones knows exactly what she wants. A career in fashion design. There's only one thing standing in her way. She's fat. And fat girls don't work in the fashion industry.

So Winter decides to take matters into her own hands. She goes on a diet, which at first makes her feel fab and in control. It's only when things get out of hand that she comes to realise that, not only has she less control than she thought, but also that her weight has nothing to do with what's holding her back.
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More Caps for Sale: Another Tale of Mischievous Monkeys

More Caps for Sale: Another Tale of Mischievous Monkeys

Esphyr Slobodkina ,  Ann Marie Mulhearn Sayer

$14.99
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The charming, never-before-published sequel to Caps for Sale! Those mischievous monkeys are at it again, bringing laughs to a new generation of readers.Since Esphyr Slobodkina's Caps for Sale was first published in 1940, millions of children have savored the original tale of the peddler, his caps, and a band of very funny monkeys. Now More Caps for Sale continues the story, picking up right where Caps for Sale left off. More Caps for Sale is the first posthumous book from Esphyr Slobodkina and is based on story ideas shared with Ann Marie Mulhearn Sayer throughout their years as friends and business associates prior to Esphyr's death in 2002. The warmth and humor of the simple text and bright illustrations creates the perfect opportunity for early readers to experience a classic folktale tradition.
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Funny Kid for President

Funny Kid for President

Matt Stanton

$9.99
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Meet the funny kid! Because every kid loves to laugh.

Every kid wants to laugh, but Max is the boy who can make it happen.

He's the class clown, the punch line and he's even volunteered his bottom to be the butt of the joke.

Max is the funny kid... and he's running for class president.

Poop scandals, stalker ducks, surprise debates, psycho sports teachers, tell-all interviews and the great library vomit-a-geddon are just some of the things in store for Max and his friends at Redhill Middle School this election season.

For fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Tom Gates and Big Nate, FUNNY KID is the hilarious new series from bestselling children's author Matt Stanton.
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The Pearl Thief

The Pearl Thief

Elizabeth Wein

$16.99
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From the internationally acclaimed bestselling author of Code Name Verity comes a stunning new story of pearls, love and murder – a mystery with all the suspense of an Agatha Christie and the intrigue of Downton Abbey.

Sixteen-year-old Julie Beaufort-Stuart is returning to her family's ancestral home in Perthshire for one last summer. It is not an idyllic return to childhood. Her grandfather's death has forced the sale of the house and estate and this will be a summer of goodbyes. Not least to the McEwen family – Highland travellers who have been part of the landscape for as long as anyone can remember – loved by the family, loathed by the authorities. Tensions are already high when a respected London archivist goes missing, presumed murdered. Suspicion quickly falls on the McEwens but Julie knows not one of them would do such a thing and is determined to prove everyone wrong. And then she notices the family's treasure trove of pearls is missing.

This beautiful and evocative novel is the story of the irrepressible and unforgettable Julie, set in the year before the Second World War and the events of Code Name Verity. It is also a powerful portrayal of a community under pressure and one girl's determination for justice.
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Juniper Lemon's Happiness Index

Juniper Lemon's Happiness Index

Julie Israel

$17.99
It's hard to keep close a person everyone keeps telling you is gone. It's been sixty-five days since the accident that ripped Juniper's world apart. Life without her kind, beautiful, vibrant big sister Camilla is a colder, darker place. Until she discovers the letter. The letter Camie wrote, but never got to send. It's mysteriously addressed to 'You' and dated July 4th - the day of the accident. Desperate to learn the identity of Camie's secret love, Juniper starts to investigate. But then she loses something herself. A card from her daily ritual, The Happiness Index: little notecards on which she rates the day. The Index has been holding Juniper together since Camie's death - but without this card, there's a hole. And this particular card contains Juniper's own secret: a memory she can't let anyone else find out. An unforgettable story of love, loss, mistakes and memories.
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Blossom

Blossom

Tamsin Janu

$16.99
Lottie is excited when a lost little girl, Blossom, arrives on her doorstep. Lottie, who only has Uncle Bobby in the world, has always wanted a sister. But Blossom isnt like other kids. She doesnt speak and is obsessed with her flower, refusing to go anywhere without it. But everything changes when Blossom gets sick, and she is taken away. Lottie, with the help of her friends, must do whatever it takes to rescue her.
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Hectic Electric: How to Hypnotise a Droid

Hectic Electric: How to Hypnotise a Droid

Joshie Lefers

$12.99
This madcap comedy-adventure series is completely hectic - and also heart-warming, ridiculously funny and wildly addictive! One day, Joshie is eating breakfast when a fancy robot thingy arrives in a box. The cool thing? It's actually an incredibly sophisticated droid. The not-so-cool thing? It's programmed to babysit Joshie while his mum is at work (which is ALL THE TIME). Joshie has scared off a LOT of babysitters, but that's only because he DOESN'T NEED A BABYSITTER. And he has big plans to get rid of this one too. But he's not counting on Droid Dude being kinda fun - or all the whole new level of sticky, icky messes you can get into when your babysitter has an off switch! An irrepressible and assured debut from hot new talent Joshie Lefers.
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Some Kind of Happiness

Some Kind of Happiness

Claire Legrand

$14.99
Reality and fantasy collide in this “beautiful and reflective tale” (Booklist, starred review) for fans of Counting by 7s and Bridge to Terabithia, about a girl who must save a magical make-believe world in order to save herself.

Things Finley Hart doesn’t want to talk about:
-Her parents, who are having problems. (But they pretend like they’re not.)
-Being sent to her grandparents’ house for the summer.
-Never having met said grandparents.
-Her blue days - when life feels overwhelming, and it’s hard to keep her head up. (This happens a lot.)

Finley’s only retreat is the Everwood, a forest kingdom that exists in the pages of her notebook. Until she discovers the endless woods behind her grandparents’ house and realizes the Everwood is real - and holds more mysteries than she’d ever imagined, including a family of pirates that she isn’t allowed to talk to, trees covered in ash, and a strange old wizard living in a house made of bones.

With the help of her cousins, Finley sets out on a mission to save the dying Everwood and uncover its secrets. But as the mysteries pile up and the frightening sadness inside her grows, Finley realizes that if she wants to save the Everwood, she’ll first have to save herself.
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Two Rainbows

Two Rainbows

Sophie Masson ,  Michael McMahon

$24.99
ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- Another deceptively simple picture book, again beautifully designed and conveying more beyond the minimal text. A girl looks out her window on to city street and out to a rainbow. She recalls the farm she used to live on, and how the colours in the rainbow bring different memories and present day contrasts. As she progresses through the spectrum, by the time she reaches indigo, she realises there are things that haven't changed. A reassuring book in its way, that change is not without its compensations. Lindy Jones

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All the colours of the rainbow are explored against the striking backdrop of two different worlds.  A stunning exploration of colour by internationally acclaimed author Sophie Masson and emerging illustrator Michael McMahon.
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Rainbow Fish: You Can't Win Them All

Rainbow Fish: You Can't Win Them All

Marcus Pfister

$26.99
A brand new title in the bestselling Rainbow Fish series! Everyone loses once in a while. But being a good sport when you lose isn't always easy--not even for Rainbow Fish. A lighthearted look at accepting loss without losing your sparkle!
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Lift-The-Flap Periodic Table

Lift-The-Flap Periodic Table

Alice James ,  Shaw Nielsen

$19.99
Everything in the Universe is made up of just 118 chemical elements, all of which are listed in the Periodic Table. Lift the flaps in this informative book and discover which elements are crucial to life, which are smelly, explosive or radioactive and lots more. An essential introduction to the building blocks of chemistry, with over 125 flaps.
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Crimewave: Seven Signs #5

Crimewave: Seven Signs #5

Adams,Michael

$14.99
RoboWorld's robots are strong, armed and perfectly safe... until now. Now, they're deadly weapons, with one thing on their minds... 'Defend, destroy!' While Zander lies dying on the ground, the rest of the DARE Seven are left to defend themselves with only small zap guns against a massive swarm of crazed robot animals-monkeys, tigers, growling lions, wolves, gorillas, and more. It sounds like an awesome video game... except that it's real. With the increasing intensity of The Signmaker's sinister scheme, the next sign will lead to something even more dangerous than facing a pack of deadly robots. It will take the DARE winners into the heart of a jungle to face Bogota's most despicable villain. If you could be a hero, would you DARE? Seven Signs. Three days left to save the world.
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Play

Play

Jez Alborough ,  Jez Alborough

$24.99
Bobo the chimp is back in this perfect picture book for every little monkey that doesn't want to go to bed yet!From the award-winning creator of Hug, Tall and Yes comes another classic picture book for the very youngest children. Using only a handful of words, Jez Alborough skilfully tells the bedtime tale of Bobo the chimp. The sun is still up and this little chimp wants to play with his jungle friends, but then the sun goes down and he's all alone... The perfect bedtime read for every playful little monkey!
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Where's My Teddy?

Where's My Teddy?

Jez Alborough ,  Jez Alborough

$16.99
Celebratory 25th anniversary edition of the much-loved family favourite.A case of mistaken identity among teddy bears - and a phenomenal bestseller! Little Eddy loses his toy bear and has to go looking for him in the dark, horrible woods - where he's in for a gigantic surprise.
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The Tale of Angelino Brown

The Tale of Angelino Brown

David Almond ,  Alex T. Smith

$19.99
A warm and witty tale from a master storyteller, author of Carnegie Medal-winning Skellig and internationally bestseller The Boy Who Swam with PiranhasBert and Betty Brown have got themselves a little angel. Bert found him in his top pocket when he was driving his bus.Bert and Betty's friends think he's lovely. So do Nancy and Jack and Alice from Class 5K. What a wonder!But Acting Head Teacher Mrs Mole is not so sure. Nor is Professor Smellie. Or the mysterious bloke in black who claims to be a School Inspector.Then there's Basher Malone - big, lumbering Basher Malone. He REALLY doesn't like Angelino. And it looks like he's out to get him...
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Classic Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen

Classic Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen

Francesca Rossi

$34.99
The unforgettable characters in Hans Christian Andersen's stories are amongst the most loved in the world. The adventures of the Little Mermaid, Thumbelina, The Snow Queen, The Tin Soldier and the Princess and the Pea have become classic favourites that feature in every child's early years as a reader and now you can own all of them, and more, in this beautifully illustrated volume. The iconic characters from these beloved fairy tales have been captured, by the stunning watercolour illustrations of Francesca Rossi, bringing these, much loved, stories to life for a new generation.
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Ten Creepy Monsters

Ten Creepy Monsters

Carey Armstrong-Ellis

$9.99
Ten creepy monsters met ’neath a gnarled pine.
One blew away,
And then there were nine.

And so the countdown begins... A mummy, a witch, a ghost, a werewolf, a vampire, and others all gather, but one by one their crowd diminishes. At last there is only one creepy monster left. But what kind of monster is it?

Squeals of laughter are sure to accompany the reading of this book from bestselling illustrator Carey Armstrong-Ellis, as ten creepy monsters set out for fun.
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Around the World in 80 Puzzles

Around the World in 80 Puzzles

Aleksandra Artymowska ,  Aleksandra Artymowska

$29.99
Inspired by Jules Verne's iconic novel, this stunning puzzle book is a treat for readers of all ages. Aleksandra Artymowska's imagining of the classic tale is packed with steamships, airships, railways, penny-farthings and any other kind of transport you can imagine - and it will take you on a voyage like no other. Each intricate puzzle, from labyrinthine mazes to missing-object hunts, is guaranteed to fascinate, puzzle and inspire.
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Shapes of Australia

Shapes of Australia

Bronwyn Bancroft

$24.99
From boulders to bee hives, from mountains to coral, Bronwyn Bancroft explores the shapes that form our land.
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How Renewable Energy Works

How Renewable Energy Works

Geoff Barker

$19.99
Take a look at the exciting world of renewable energy and how we can use the wind, the sun or waves to create energy and power thus reducing pollution.Explore the world's most revolutionary and exciting ecological developments in Eco Works. This series for 9+ readers examines how green technology is finding inventive solutions to some of the most pressing problems facing us today. From sourcing sustainable energy and reducing our carbon footprints through to creating recycling processes and community gardens that provide our growing urban populations with green space and food, find out exactly how and why 'eco works'.
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Garcia and Colette Go Exploring

Garcia and Colette Go Exploring

Hannah Barnaby ,  Andrew Joyner

$24.99
The brilliant new picture book from the bestselling illustrator of THE TERRIBLE PLOP Best friends Garcia and Colette are eager to go exploring - only they can't agree on where to go. Garcia loves everything about space (stars! planets! meteors!) and Colette is obsessed with the sea (sand! coral! fish!). So Garcia builds a rocket ship that's snazzy and silver, Colette constructs a submarine that's perfect for deep-sea dives, and they wish each other well on their travels. But even though they find some amazing things on their journeys, the friends quickly realize they each left something very important back home. Exploring your favourite place can be terrific, but sometimes the company is more important than the destination. Ages: 3+
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Troublemakers

Troublemakers

Catherine Barter

$19.99
Alena's mum died when Alena was three, and she struggles to remember anything about her. When she finds a postcard from her mum's activist past, her curiosity is piqued - but her half-brother, Danny, refuses to talk about it. He never has. Danny's life changed that day, too, since he became Alena's guardian when he was only twenty-two. Danny and his boyfriend, Nick, have always been there for Alena. Except now they're arguing all the time because of Danny's new job working for a loud-mouthed local politician. And when a bomber begins to target stores in East London, life becomes even more fraught. As the threat to Londoners mounts, Alena's family life implodes, and she starts getting into trouble. Then she does something truly rebellious . . .
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Nine, Ten: A September 11 Story

Nine, Ten: A September 11 Story

Nora Raleigh Baskin

$14.99
From the critically acclaimed author of Anything But Typical comes a "tense... and thought-provoking" (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) look at the days leading up to the tragic events of September 11, 2001, and how that day impacted the lives of four middle schoolers.

Ask anyone: September 11, 2001, was serene and lovely, a perfect day - until a plane struck the World Trade Center.

But right now it is a few days earlier, and four kids in different parts of the country are going about their lives. Sergio, who lives in Brooklyn, is struggling to come to terms with the absentee father he hates and the grandmother he loves. Will’s father is gone, too, killed in a car accident that has left the family reeling. Naheed has never before felt uncomfortable about being Muslim, but at her new school she’s getting funny looks because of the head scarf she wears. Aimee is starting a new school in a new city and missing her mom, who has to fly to New York on business.

These four don’t know one another, but their lives are about to intersect in ways they never could have imagined. Award-winning author Nora Raleigh Baskin weaves together their stories into an unforgettable novel about that seemingly perfect September day - the day our world changed forever.
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Piglettes

Piglettes

Clementine Beauvais

$16.99
A wickedly funny and life-affirming coming-of-age roadtrip story - winner of France's biggest prize for teen and YA fictionMireille, Astrid and Hakima have just been voted the three ugliest girls in school by their classmates on Facebook. But does that mean they're going to sit around crying about it?...Well, maybe a little, but not for long! Climbing onto their bikes, the friends set off on a summer roadtrip to Paris. The girls will find fame, friendship and happiness on their journey, and still have time to eat a mountain of food (and drink the odd glass of wine) along the way. But will they really be able to leave all their troubles behind?Piglettes is a hilarious, beautiful and uplifting story of three girls who are determined not to let online bullying get them down.
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What Are You Supposed to Be?

What Are You Supposed to Be?

Paul Beavis

$15.99
Everyone knows real wolves go Grrrrr and HOWL at the moon ARR-ARR-ARR-ARR-OOOOOOOO! So what is this violin-playing, salad-munching fellow supposed to be?
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The Very Hungry Bear

The Very Hungry Bear

Nick Bland

$9.99
The Very Cranky Bear is back, and now he's hungry! When the Very Hungry Bear goes fishing, he ends up catching more than he bargained for - a polar bear, with an armful of fish, who needs help finding a new home! Vibrant illustrations and a fun, engaging story make this book perfect for reading aloud. This is the third book about the delightful and endearing Very Cranky Bear. The Very Cranky Bear was first published in 2008 and has become an international best-seller. Now in board book format - perfect for little hands!
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The Very Brave Bear

The Very Brave Bear

Nick Bland

$9.99
The Very Cranky Bear is back, and this time he's facing Boris Buffalo in a battle of bravery! But will something surprising send them both fleeing through the forest? Vibrant illustrations and a fun, engaging story make the book perfect for reading aloud. Now in board book format - perfect for little hands!
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The Whole Thing Together

The Whole Thing Together

Ann Brashares

$19.99
The new YA sensation from bestselling author of Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants, Ann Brashares. Perfect for fans of Zoella, Nicola Yoon, Jennifer Niven and Cathy Cassidy. Ray and Sasha share a bedroom, they have overlapping circles of friends and the same sisters - but they've never met. Once, Sasha's dad and Ray's mum were married, and had three daughters. But the marriage crumbled. Now there are two new families with two new children, Sasha and Ray, and during the summer months they alternate sharing a rambling beach house. Teenagers now, Ray and Sasha find themselves becoming more and more curious about each other.When they finally meet, it's a summer filled with romance and secrets...and a tragedy that will break or heal their families for ever.
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Maze Hop: Time Travel

Maze Hop: Time Travel

Anna Brett ,  Tom Woolley

$14.99
Join George and his dog Milly in a fantastic journey through time with a book so interactive it's almost a real-life trip! This is the maze book to top all maze books! Help George find a way around a half-page maze then flip the pages over to find where to go next by working out which page the maze connects to. The colourful mazes lead you through a series of famous historical eras and landmark events, such as the Battle of Hastings, the French Revolution and the Invention of the Printing Press. As you travel, find fascinating facts and stats about each era and look out for fabulous things to spot!
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Meet Nellie Melba

Meet Nellie Melba

Janeen Brian

$16.99
A picture book series about the extraordinary men and women who have shaped Australia's history, including opera star Dame Nellie Melba. Dame Nellie Melba was a soprano singer. She was the first classical musician from Australia to gain international acclaim, helping to raise Australia's cultural prestige in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. She was appointed Dame Commander, OBE for her enormous fundraising efforts during World War One. Dame Nellie is remembered for bringing opera and opera training to audiences across Australia and commemorated on the Australian hundred-dollar note.From Ned Kelly to Banjo Paterson; Captain Cook to Sidney Nolan, the Meet ... series of picture books tells the exciting stories of the men and women who have shaped Australia's history.
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Let's Tackle Technology: Activity Book

Let's Tackle Technology: Activity Book

Catherine Bruzzone

$12.95
Have fun learning how scientists and engineers have used knowledge and innovation to shape the modern world. Discover what happens when you flush a toilet or pick up the telephone. And put your thinking caps on to answer questions and riddles, draw pictures and create maps around subjects such as the internet and satnav. This is a terrifically technological treat.
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October is the Coldest Month

October is the Coldest Month

Christoffer Carlsson

$19.99
Vega Gillberg is 16 years old when the police come knocking on the door looking for her older brother, Jakob. Vega hasn't heard from him in days, but she has to find him before the police do. Jakob was involved in a terrible crime. What no one knows is that Vega was there, too. In the rural Swedish community where the Gillbergs live, life is tough, the people are even tougher, and old feuds never die. As Vega sets out to find her brother, she must survive a series of threatening encounters in a deadly landscape. As if that wasn't enough, she's dealing with the longing she feels for a boy that she has sworn to forget, and the mixed-up feelings she has for her brother's best friend. During a damp, raw week in October, the door to the adult world swings open, and Vega realises that once she has crossed the threshold there is no turning back.
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The Elephant

The Elephant

Peter Carnavas

$14.95
'An elephant?' Arthur gasped. 'In your house? But...is it real?' Olive leaned a little closer and lowered her voice. 'Well, that's the thing ...' Olive's father has a sadness so big that she imagines it as a large grey elephant following him around. With the help of her cheery grandfather and her best friend, Arthur, Olive sets out to chase away her father's elephant. Beautifully written, this novel from acclaimed author and illustrator Peter Carnavas will stay with you long after you finish.
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The Bolds on Holiday

The Bolds on Holiday

Julian Clary ,  David Roberts

$18.99
Carry on camping with dream team Julian Clary and David Roberts! It's the summer holidays, and the hairiest family in Teddington decide to take a well-earned holiday by the seaside. With their extended hyena family in tow, they head on down to Cornwall for a spot of camping. But it's never long before trouble sniffs these hyenas out, and Bobby is mistaken for a pup and snatched by a wicked dognapper. The Bolds will need all their ingenuity to hunt her down and rescue all the pilfered pooches. But can these hyenas-in-disguise save the day, without letting the cat out of the bag...?'I wish we lived next door to the Bolds!' Davina McCall
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Red Nemesis: Young Bond

Red Nemesis: Young Bond

Steve Cole

$19.99
James is back in Steve Cole's fourth and final blistering Young Bond adventure... James is on home soil when he receives a package with a message from beyond the grave. The package's mysterious contents put James at the heart of a long-running plot that, if it runs its course, will paint London's streets red with blood. Not only will James have to fight to stay alive and save the country he loves, but to clear the Bond family name, which he holds so dear. The stakes couldn't be higher, and James doesn't know who he can trust ...Books in the series: SHOOT TO KILL; HEADS YOU DIE; STRIKE LIGHTNING; and, RED NEMESIS.
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Worlds Collide: Book 6

Worlds Collide: Book 6

Chris Colfer

$26.99
The epic conclusion to Chris Colfer's No.1 New York Times bestselling series The Land of Stories! In the highly anticipated finale, Conner and Alex must brave the impossible. All of the Land of Stories fairy tale characters - heroes and villains - are no longer confined within their world!With mayhem brewing in the Big Apple, Conner and Alex will have to win their biggest battle yet. Can the twins restore order between the human and fairy-tale world? Breathtaking action mixed with laugh-out-loud moments and lots of heart will make this a gripping conclusion for fans old and new.
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Ella Diaries #11: Going Green

Ella Diaries #11: Going Green

Costain, Meredith ,  McDonald,Danielle

$12.99
Ellas school is going green! And theres going to be an ELECTION to choose a Planet Protector CAPTAIN. Being Captain is Ellas dream: shell be in charge of all the cool projects AND get to wear a sparkly uniform! But sneaky Peach Parker wants to be Captain too, and will stop at nothing to GET MORE VOTES. Will Ella get the TOP JOB, or will Peach rule the school once again?
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Animals of the World: A Lift-the-Flap Book

Animals of the World: A Lift-the-Flap Book

Sara Lynn Cramb

$19.99
More than 100 flaps to explore! Meet some of the worlds most amazing animals on an exciting trip through Earths rugged and beautiful habitats! Visit animals of the rainforest, oceans, polar regions, forests and grasslands, and find out how they live and what they like to do there!
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The Cat Wants Custard

The Cat Wants Custard

P. Crumble ,  Lucinda Gifford

$14.99
Meet Kevin, the opinionated feline who is full of cat-titude. Kevin has a craving. He wants custard, and he wants it NOW! Follow the hilarious antics of a cat trying to get its human companion to give him what he wants, including using his own body to spell the word CUSTARD! Will he succeed? A brilliantly funny picture book treat.
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Look Out, Pink Piglet!

Look Out, Pink Piglet!

Phil Cummings ,  Sarah Davis

$14.99
Pink Piglet may be the littlest animal in the barn, but his friends know that he is also the bravest. So when a strange new sound frightens Cow, Rooster and Dog, it's up to Pink Piglet to find out what kind of creature it's coming from. A beautifully simple text, with great repetition and rhythm that make it an ideal read-aloud story.
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Unlikely Friendships in Nature

Unlikely Friendships in Nature

Pavla Hanackova

$19.95
An antelope and a baboon. An ill-matched pair, wouldn't you say? Well, you're in for a surprise: these two go really well together. Each looks out for the other as they protect themselves from their enemies. And these aren't the only two sharp-witted animals to have realised that it's good to have a partner. A zebra has a great understanding with a little bird, a clownfish lives happily in a sea anemone, and a shark is surrounded by a large entourage of cleaner fish. Plants, too, can help other. Come with us on a journey through the natural world and discover that friendship can be found practically anywhere!
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Storm Whale in Winter

Storm Whale in Winter

Benji Davies

$14.99
A follow-up to the best-selling The Storm Whale, winner of the 2014 inaugural Oscar's First Book Prize in association with the Evening Standard. It's winter time and Noi's island is covered in a blanket of snow. Even the sea is icing over. Noi is worried about the little whale he saved last summer: Can he survive the harsh conditions? Little does Noi know that it's the little whale's turn to save him. A magical and touching story about a lasting friendship. A truly beautiful work packing a real emotional punch.
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Lift-The-Flap First Questions and Answers: Why Do We Need Bees?

Lift-The-Flap First Questions and Answers: Why Do We Need Bees?

Katie Daynes ,  Christine Pym

$19.99
Why do we need bees? How do they make honey? And who's who in a beehive? Children can find the answers to these questions and many more in this informative lift-the-flap book. With colourful illustrations, simple text and chunky flaps to lift, young children can discover lots of amazing facts about bees and why they need our help.
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Food Like Mine

Food Like Mine

DK

$29.99
Part of the much loved Children Just Like Me series, Food Like Mine is a touching celebration of children from all over the world and the food they eat.Featuring more than 20 easy-to-follow recipes and beautiful photography throughout, Food Like Mine is part of DK's groundbreaking series on children of the world and features children from Botswana to the USA. Perfect for children key stage 1 & 2 who will learn about staple ingredients, see where they're eaten and discover how they're grown. Then you can use these staples in more than 20 delicious, international dishes to make at home. Food Like Mine shows that even if we live thousands of miles apart, our lives share a common ingredient - food!
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My First Coding Book: Packed with flaps and lots more to help you code without a computer!

My First Coding Book: Packed with flaps and lots more to help you code without a computer!

Kiki Prottsman ,  DK

$35.00
Get with the program! Introduce your child to the wonderful world of coding. Packed with flaps, wheels and sliders, this is the essential guide for children wishing to learn the ins and outs of coding.Written specifically for Key Stage 1 level, My First Coding Book teaches your child how to understand and use basic algorithms and bug fixes. The eye-catching illustrations and hands-on sliders will not only keep your little ones entertained, but will help to improve their ability to solve maths problems as well!Computer coding is now a key part of the UK National Curriculum and is taught to children as soon as they begin school. My First Coding Book offers a unique and exciting alternative to dull worksheets and is perfect for teachers, parents or grandparents introducing their children to computing.Give your child a head start without the need for a computer.
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My Book of Rocks and Minerals: Things to find, collect, and treasure!

My Book of Rocks and Minerals: Things to find, collect, and treasure!

Dr. Devin Dennie

$24.99
A perfect first book for any child interested in starting their own rock and mineral collection, this is a fantastic introduction to the world of rocks, gems, and minerals. Children will learn all about where rocks and minerals come from, what a fossil is, and how they can go about starting their own rock collection, as well as how to identify any rocks they find. From amethyst to sandstone, common rocks and minerals are shown alongside fun facts and simple bite-sized chunks of information. A Which mineral have you got? section allows children to find and match rocks and gems in their collection to those in the book.With over 40 key rocks and minerals to discover, My Book of Rocks and Minerals is an absolute must-have for budding geologists aged 5 and up.
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My First Out and About

My First Out and About

DK

$9.99
The ideal first book to introduce toddlers to the outside, My First Out and About is packed with colourful images to help build the foundation of early learning.Help your toddler learn all about the places they may visit in My First Out and About. With colourful, bright pictures of places alongside clear word-labels your little one will travel to the beach, the zoo and the supermarket. My First Out and About keeps early learning simple and fun for your little one.Perfect for encouraging children to build vocabulary and language skills, My First Out and About helps toddlers grasp early concepts. Your little one will love discovering the new places while holding the chunky pages of this board book. Read it together and help them turn the pages and learn all about being out and about!
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Hairy Maclary, Hide and Seek: A Lift-the-Flap Book

Hairy Maclary, Hide and Seek: A Lift-the-Flap Book

Lynley Dodd

$16.99
Greywacke Jones was hunting a bee. But where was Hairy Maclary? Hairy Maclary is playing hide and seek. Can you find him? In this lift-the-flap board book the loveable and mischievous Hairy Maclary is hiding from the neighbourhood cats. But then he comes nose to nose with Scarface Claw, the toughest tom in town. This interactive board book is perfect for young Hairy Maclary fans. With easy to lift flaps and bouncy rhythm, it will keep young hands occupied and young minds engaged.
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Cyclones and Shadows: Stories From Up North

Cyclones and Shadows: Stories From Up North

Dudgeon and Oxenham

$14.99
From awesome beach sports cars to terrifying cyclones, from magical creatures to haunted mango trees, these four stories from up north are full of adventure and excitement.
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Optical Physics for Babies

Optical Physics for Babies

Chris Ferrie

$14.99
Age range 0 to 3It only takes a small spark to ignite a child's mind! Written by an expert, Optical Physics for Babies is a colorfully simple introduction to optical physics. Babies (and grownups!) will discover how light is refracted and reflected, and even how rainbows are made. With a tongue-in-cheek approach that adults will love, this installment of the Baby University board book series is the perfect way to introduce basic concepts to even the youngest scientists. After all, it's never too early to become an optical physicist!
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Quantum Entanglement for Babies

Quantum Entanglement for Babies

Chris Ferrie

$14.99
Age range 0 to 3It only takes a small spark to ignite a child's mind! Written by an expert, Quantum Entanglement for Babies is a colorfully simple introduction to one of nature's weirdest phenomenons. Babies (and grownups!) will learn all about the wild world of quantum particles. With a tongue-in-cheek approach that adults will love, this installment of the Baby University board book series is the perfect way to introduce basic concepts to even the youngest scientists. After all, it's never too early to become a quantum physicist!
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The Owl Service

The Owl Service

Alan Garner

$34.99
Winner of both the Guardian Award and the Carnegie Medal, this is an all-time classic, combining mystery, adventure, history and a complex set of human relationships. Featuring a new introduction by Philip Pullman. It all begins with the scratching in the ceiling. From the moment Alison discovers the dinner service in the attic, with its curious pattern of floral owls, a chain of events is set in progress that is to effect everybody's lives.Relentlessly, Alison, her step-brother Roger and Welsh boy Gwyn are drawn into the replay of a tragic Welsh legend - a modern drama played out against a background of ancient jealousies. As the tension mounts, it becomes apparent that only by accepting and facing the situation can it be resolved.
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Building Site: A board book filled with flaps and facts

Building Site: A board book filled with flaps and facts

Pat-a-Cake ,  Rebecca Gerlings ,  Ramon Olivera

$16.99
Why do houses not fall down? How does water come out of the taps? Kit and Pup, two inquisitive and friendly animal characters, will accompany very young children on a voyage of discovery as they peek beneath the flaps to discover how a house is built. Jam-packed with detail, this busy book both informs and entertains curious preschoolers who are just beginning to learn about the world around them. Also available: Town and About: Farm
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Ollie and the Wind

Ollie and the Wind

Ronojoy Ghosh

$14.99
Sometimes the best things appear out of thin airThe wind blows all day on Ollie's island. There aren't many people around, but there's lots of space to play. One day the wind steals Ollie's hat. Then it darts away with his scarf. But is the wind just naughty, or is it trying to tell Ollie something?A beautiful story about playfulness, cooperation and friendship from a prolific new talent.
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Around the World in Numbers

Around the World in Numbers

Clive Gifford ,  Josh Hurley

$24.99
Grab your suitcase and explore the world through numbers big and small in this fascinating non-fiction gift book, perfect for young adventurers age 6 years and up.

Did you know that 15,000 paintbrushes and 60 tonnes of paint are needed to repaint the Eiffel Tower in Paris? Or that to get enough nutrients, giant pandas have to eat an astounding 12-38 kilograms of bamboo every day? Travel on a fascinating voyage of discovery through all the continents of the world and find out what amazing numbers are connected to extraordinary facts. Around the World in Numbers is full of interesting, diverse feature spreads, all about building marvels, amazing animals, record-breaking sports and incredible treasures, to keep busy little minds engaged for hours.

Graphic but gifty illustrations complement this absorbing, fact-filled treasure trove that will delight fans of Maps and Atlas of Oddities and is perfect for young explorers happy to learn about the world around them through numbers.
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How Big is Too Small?

How Big is Too Small?

Jane Godwin ,  Andrew Joyner

$14.99
'My brother was making a game with a ball, Bouncing and throwing up high on a wall, When I asked to join in, he straightened up tall And I knew what he'd say, he said, 'You're too small.' Poor Sam! He always gets left out of his big brother's games. But one day when the big boys leave him out again, Sam gets to thinking...How big is too small? From these award-winning creators comes a delightful, rollicking story that explores big and small in a whole new way.
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Bear Grylls Survival Skills Handbook: Camping

Bear Grylls Survival Skills Handbook: Camping

Bear Grylls

$12.99
Embark on an amazing camping adventure with Bear Grylls. Learn to set up camp, build a fire, and take care of yourself in the wilderness. Includes step-by-step instructions and tips from Bear. Packed full of fun facts, tips and amazing illustrations.
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Dangers and Emergencies: Survival Skills Handbook: Tips and Tricks to Survive in the Wild

Dangers and Emergencies: Survival Skills Handbook: Tips and Tricks to Survive in the Wild

Bear Grylls

$12.99
The must-have survival guide for all young explorers - from chief scout, adventurer, writer and television presenter Bear Grylls.

Packed full of practical field tips and essential skills for outdoor activities, plus fun facts and amazing illustrations.

Embark on an amazing adventure with Bear Grylls to explore the great outdoors. Learn to avoid deadly creatures, gather food and water safely, and build a shelter to keep you dry and warm at night. Includes step-by-step instructions and advice from Bear.
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Bear Grylls Survival Skills Handbook: Maps and Navigation

Bear Grylls Survival Skills Handbook: Maps and Navigation

Bear Grylls

$12.99
Embark on an amazing adventure with Bear Grylls to discover the skills you need to navigate. Learn to use a compass, take a bearing, and find true north using only the night sky. Includes step-by-step instructions and tips from Bear. Packed full of fun facts, tips and amazing illustrations. Perfect for those who want to explore the wild!
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Bear Grylls Survival Skills Handbook: Knots

Bear Grylls Survival Skills Handbook: Knots

Bear Grylls

$15.99
Embark on an amazing adventure with Bear Grylls and discover the world of knots. Learn to tie loops, lashes, hitches, and many more useful knots. Includes step-by-step instructions and tips from Bear. Packed full of fun facts, top tips and amazing illustrations plus knot, knots and more knots!
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Very Little Rapunzel

Very Little Rapunzel

Teresa Heapy ,  Sue Heap

$16.99
Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair . . . NO! Very Little Rapunzel is little. Very Little. But she has enough long dark hair to cause a lot of trouble, especially when her friend the Very Little Prince comes over to play, and brings with him some pesky headlice... How will Mummy cope with all that hair to and such a tiny comb? From the award-winning creators of Very Little Red Riding Hood.
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Teter Mek and the Mystery of Pearl Shell Island

Teter Mek and the Mystery of Pearl Shell Island

Jasmin Herro ,  Kevin Lee

$14.99
Age range 8 to 12Clunk! When a canoe crashes into the hull of the pearling boat Nimah after a huge storm, the crew is amazed to find a young girl aboard - but she's lost her memory and can't speak! Is she an Islander? Where is her family? How did she end up there? Follow Ben and Mimi and the rest of Nimah's crew as they try to uncover the mystery of Pearl Shell Island the lost girl with no voice.
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Full Cicada Moon

Full Cicada Moon

Marilyn Hilton

$14.99
Inside Out and Back Again meets One Crazy Summer and Brown Girl Dreaming in this novel-in-verse about fitting in and standing up for what’s right.

It's 1969, and the Apollo 11 mission is getting ready to go to the moon. But for half-black, half-Japanese Mimi, moving to a predominantly white Vermont town is enough to make her feel alien. Suddenly, Mimi's appearance is all anyone notices. She struggles to fit in with her classmates, even as she fights for her right to stand out by entering science competitions and joining Shop Class instead of Home Ec. And even though teachers and neighbors balk at her mixed-race family and her refusals to conform, Mimi’s dreams of becoming an astronaut never fade - no matter how many times she’s told no.

This historical middle-grade novel is told in poems from Mimi's perspective over the course of one year in her new town, and shows readers that positive change can start with just one person speaking up.
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The Greedy Goat

The Greedy Goat

Petr Horacek ,  Petr Horacek

$16.99
A funny, read-aloud farmyard tale that teaches colours and days of the week from award-winning illustrator Petr Horacek.A funny, read-aloud farmyard tale that teaches colours and days of the week from award-winning illustrator Petr Horacek. Goat has had enough of eating grass. She wants to try something different - the dog's food, the pig's potatoes and even the farmer's pants. But things go wrong in this hilarious, but cautionary, farmyard tale from the Kate Greenaway-Medal shortlisted illustrator described by the Washington Post as the thinking tot's Eric Carle .
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Was Not Me!

Was Not Me!

Shannon Horsfall

$14.99
A very funny book about a cheeky twin brother, 'Not Me'. Sure to delight pre-schoolers - and their exasperated parents! 'I have a naughty twin brother who only I see, A cheeky twin brother. His name is Not Me'. From talented debut author-illustrator Shannon Horsfall, comes a playful, funny and charming book about a young boy who escapes getting into trouble with his mother by declaring, 'No, was Not Me.' Ages: 4 - 7
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Let's Join In

Let's Join In

Shirley Hughes ,  Shirley Hughes

$16.99
Four classic stories perfect for sharing at bedtime, by Kate Greenaway winning author, Shirley Hughes.This charming collection of four classic stories by much-loved illustrator Shirley Hughes, is perfect for sharing at the end of a busy day. Chatting with friends or talking on the phone, hiding in the house or the garden, bouncing on the sofa or on Grandpa's knee, giving a present or a kiss: there are so many things you can join in with during the day!
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Let's Smash Science: Activity Book

Let's Smash Science: Activity Book

Sam Hutchinson

$12.95
Through fun games and puzzles, learn about smells and taste buds, the power of magnetism, discover how sound travels and even receive an introduction to the complex science behind subjects such as electrons, nuclear energy and more. This is some seriously smart stuff.
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Fred

Fred

Mick Inkpen ,  Chloe Inkpen

$15.99
A follow-up to I Will Love You Anyway, this touching rhyming story is full of friendship and tail wagging and will touch a chord with all children who love pets - by the bestselling author of the Kipper and Wibbly Pig series.'Fetch!' and 'Sit!' and 'Stay!' I understand them all. Those are the words I know. But what is 'Fred'?Fred the dog may not know his name yet or how to stay out of trouble but one little boy will love him no matter what.Praise for Mick Inkpen:'You simply cannot fail to win smiles with a new book about Kipper.' Daily Mail'The charmingly comical Inkpen, as always, hits the spot.' GuardianPraise for Zoe and Beans:'These books will become well-loved members of any child's book collection.' CarouselFor activities, competitions and other fun stuff check out www.chloeinkpen.com
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Kiki and Bobo's Super Surprise

Kiki and Bobo's Super Surprise

Yasmeen Ismail ,  Yasmeen Ismail

$19.99
A hilarious lift-the-flap story book for very young children starring the delightful Kiki and Bobo.Meet Kiki and Bobo, the lively stars of this hilarious lift-the-flap story, perfect for very young children, about a very special day. Bobo knows today is special. So does Kiki. Both are planning a secret surprise party. But who for? The delightful duo are the creation of award-winning illustrator and animator Yasmeen Ismail, who has won The New York Times' Best Illustrated Book Award and the V&A Best Illustrated Book Award.
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Meet the Flying Doctors

Meet the Flying Doctors

George Ivanoff

$16.99
A picture book series about the extraordinary men and women who have shaped Australia's history, including Reverend John Flynn and the Royal Flying Doctor Service.In the early 20th century, Reverend John Flynn saw the potential for aeroplanes to bring urgent medical care to people in outback Australia. He campaigned for more than ten years to make his big idea a reality. That big idea became the Royal Flying Doctor Service. Today the RFDS is a not-for-profit organisation that provides emergency and primary health care across Australia.From Ned Kelly to Nellie Melba; Captain Cook to Sidney Nolan, the Meet ... series of picture books tells the exciting stories of the men and women who have shaped Australia's history.
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Let's Master Maths: Activity Book

Let's Master Maths: Activity Book

Jenny Jacoby

$12.95
Maths is a huge part of science, technology and engineering. Young mathematicians can discover more at home by reading the simple explanations and doing the beautifully illustrated activities on each page. Start a lifelong passion for STEM subjects and inspire problem-solving skills.
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Let's Explore Engineering: Activity Book

Let's Explore Engineering: Activity Book

Jenny Jacoby

$12.95
Through fun games and puzzles, learn about smells and taste buds, the power of magnetism, discover how sound travels and even receive an introduction to the complex science behind subjects such as electrons, nuclear energy and more. This is some seriously smart stuff.
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I Have No Secrets

I Have No Secrets

Penny Joelson

$16.99
Jemma has a terrible secret that's eating her up. There's been a murder and she knows who did it. She knows because he told her. And she can't tell anyone. Fourteen-year-old Jemma has severe cerebral palsy. Unable to communicate or move, she relies on her family and carer for everything. She has a sharp brain and inquisitive nature, and knows all sorts of things about everybody else. But when she is confronted with this terrible secret, she is powerless to do anything. But that might be about to change...
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Mates: A Dog's Tale

Mates: A Dog's Tale

Barry Jonsberg ,  Tom Jellett

$12.99
Michael wants a dog. His mum and dad say no. No way. Never. They say dogs smell and get under your feet. But Michael is never going to give up. Ever.
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Before & After

Before & After

Jean Jullien ,  Meagan Bennett

$19.95
An enticing collection of before-and-after scenarios, created by master artist and acclaimed author of This Is Not A Book Graphic artist Jean Jullien insightfully and comically depicts a set of clever and surprising before-and-after two-frame narratives, each progressed by a page turn. From pale skin to sunburned skin, dirty to clean, long hair to short hair (to long again), Jullien masterfully builds anticipation and a satisfying resolution with each pairing. Striking the perfect balance of predictability and unexpectedness, this book will leave readers in wonder as they flip back and forth.
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Further Adventures of Pelle No-Tail

Further Adventures of Pelle No-Tail

Gosta Knutsson ,  Stephanie Smee ,  Ann-Margrete Smee

$14.99
In the second of the Pelle No-Tail series, Pelle again has to put up with MOns and his friends, Bill and Bull, doing their best to make fun of his missing tail. MOns does everything he can to come up with ways to poke fun at Pelle, whether it's at the Spring FUte or at the cats' great general knowledge quiz. But Pelle refuses to let MOns get him down, and instead he has all sorts of new adventures. While on holiday with his family, he plays 'ship's cat' on an exciting outing to a desert island. But as darkness falls, he wonders - will he ever make it back to shore?
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The Blue Songbird

The Blue Songbird

Vern Kousky

$22.99
It's springtime and a young songbird hears the joyous songs of her siblings and desperately wants to sing along-only she doesn't yet know what special tune she can add to their chorus. Encouraged by her mother to leave the nest, the songbird flies off on a quest to find the song that only she can sing. With courage and tenacity, she travels far beyond her golden island home, seeking advice from a crane, an owl, and a mean-looking crow until she finally discovers her own unique voice. Told in gentle, lyrical prose and with bright, beautiful watercolor illustrations that are rich in detail, The Blue Songbird is sure to become a perennial favorite-a story that teaches children to go on adventures and to discover what makes them truly unique. An empowering story for kids of all shapes, sizes, and singing ability.
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The Only Lonely Panda

The Only Lonely Panda

Jonny Lambert

$24.99
Deep in the dewy forest sits an only, lonely panda bear. I wish I had a friend, Panda sighs, as playful sifakas and graceful flamingos dance around him. But who's that peeking through the bamboo? And can Panda work out how to be her friend? With stunning illustrations from Jonny Lambert (Little Why, Tiger Tiger, The Great Aaa-Ooo), The Only Lonely Panda is a funny and uplifting celebration of friendship and individuality. Perfect for little ones who are learning to make friends at a new nursery or school!
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Stormy Seas: Stories of Young Boat Refugees

Stormy Seas: Stories of Young Boat Refugees

Mary Beth Leatherdale ,  Eleanor Shakespeare

$19.99
Age range 10 & upThe phenomenon of desperate refugees risking their lives to reach safety is not new. For hundreds of years, people have left behind family, friends, and all they know in hope of a better life. This book presents five true stories about young people who lived through the harrowing experience of setting sail in search of asylum: Ruth and her family board the St. Louis to escape Nazism; Phu sets out alone from war-torn Vietnam; Jose tries to reach the U.S. from Cuba; Najeeba flees Afghanistan and the Taliban; Mohamed, an orphan, runs from his village on the Ivory Coast. Aimed at middle grade students, Stormy Seas combines a contemporary collage-based design, sidebars, fact boxes, timeline and further reading to produce a book that is ideal for both reading and research. Readers will gain new insights into a situation that has constantly been making the headlines.
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Ada Lovelace: The Mathematical Genius

Ada Lovelace: The Mathematical Genius

Lucy Lethbridge

$18.99
Daughter of the famous romantic poet Lord Byron, Ada Lovelace was a child prodigy. Brilliant at maths, she read numbers like most people read words. Lady Byron wanted Ada to be as unlike her father as possible. Ada grew up surrounded by an army of tutors who taught her every subject every waking moment, except for poetry.In 1843 Ada came to the attention of Charles Babbage, a scientist and inventor who had just built a miraculous machine called the 'Difference Engine'. Ada and Mr Babbage started working together - a perfect partnership which led to the most important invention of the modern world: the computer!Short Books is re-releasing some of its finest writing as a newly designed series of six children's biographies called The Great Victorians. These are entertaining and engaging stories of some of history's most fascinating characters. They tell history in a novelistic, engaging way, a halfway house between storybooks and traditional history. There is abundant humour and drama too. With beautifully designed covers these books will catch the eyes of parents as well as children. Also published in a highly collectable set.
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The Peasant Prince

The Peasant Prince

Li Cunxin

$16.99
'This is your one chance. You have your secret dreams. Follow them! Make them come true!'

A moving and inspirational story based on the author's life that delights the young and the old, again and again.

This true story of a poor Chinese peasant boy, who at the age of ten was plucked unsuspectingly from millions of others across the land to be trained as a ballet dancer, is a fairytale that has captivated children and adults alike. Li tells his story with disarming simplicity and charm, with humour and compassion, and here he speaks directly to the small child, his special audience.

He has a personal story to tell you, and he begins by introducing you to the land of his childhood, and to his beloved father, and to a small child who was once Li himself: he tells us of that boy growing up in hardship, yet with love and affection, as he shares with us the lives of his large family, the special stories in his life, the inspiring teachers, the experiences and moments he will never forget.
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My Dog Mouse

My Dog Mouse

Eva Lindstrom

$26.99
Can I take Mouse for a walk? I ask, and Im always allowed.We set off, very slowly. Mouse walks at a snails pace. He stops at lampposts and fences and sniffs for a long time.Sometimes he looks up at me and then I usually say something.I maybe say old man in a very nice voice, not my usual one.... I wish Mouse was mine. My Dog Mouse offers friendship, humour and gentle heartache in one dog walk. This is a book for anyone who knows what it is to love an old slow dog, with ears as thin as pancakes.
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Bang

Bang

Barry Lyga

$24.99
A chunk of old memory, adrift in a pool of blood.Sebastian Cody did something horrible, something no one--not even Sebastian himself--can forgive. At the age of four, he accidentally shot and killed his infant sister with his father's gun.Now, ten years later, Sebastian has lived with the guilt and horror for his entire life. With his best friend away for the summer, Sebastian has only a new friend--Aneesa--to distract him from his darkest thoughts. But even this relationship cannot blunt the pain of his past. Because Sebastian knows exactly how to rectify his childhood crime and sanctify his past. It took a gun to get him into this.Now he needs a gun to get out.Unflinching and honest, Bang is as true and as relevant as tomorrow's headlines, the story of one boy and one moment in time that cannot be reclaimed.
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Underneath a Cow

Underneath a Cow

Carol Ann Martin ,  Ben Wood

$15.99
We're under a cow.  We're under a cow.  We're under her here.  We're under her now!  And for all the animals sheltering underneath Madge the cow, theres no better place to be when you are caught in a Great Big, Terrible, Awful Storm!
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My Sister is Bigger than Me

My Sister is Bigger than Me

Kate Maryon ,  Lisa Stubbs

$16.99
"My sister Gracie is bigger than me,
because she's nearly six and I am just three."

Join Gracie and Ava as they play together in their world of imagination.
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Out of Heart

Out of Heart

Irfan Master

$16.99
Adam is a teenage boy who lives with his mum and younger sister. His dad has left them although lives close by. His sister no longer speaks. His mum works two jobs. Adam feels the weight of the world upon his shoulders.Then his grandfather dies and in doing so he donates a very precious gift - his heart. William is the recipient of Adam's grandfather's heart. He has no family and feels rootless and alone. In fact, he feels no particular reason to live. And then he meets Adam's family. William has received much, but it appears that he has much to offer Adam and his family too.
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Just Like My Daddy

Just Like My Daddy

David Melling

$15.99
From the creator of the bestselling Hugless Douglas, this humorous, touching tale is a celebration of dads everywhere - even if they are moody, lazy and good at pretending to be busy! A striking new edition of this bestselling picture book. One little lion cub can't wait to grow up and do everything just like his dad. David Melling is one of the UK's best-loved author-illustrators and his stories combine brilliantly imaginative illustrations with an endearing sense of what it is like to be a small child learning about the world.
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Island at the End of Everything

Island at the End of Everything

Kiran Millwood Hargrave

$16.99
Ami lives on Culion, an island for people who have leprosy. Her mother is among the infected. She loves her homewith its blue seas and lush forests, Culion contains all she knows and loves. But the arrival of malicious government official Mr Zamora changes her world forever: islanders untouched by sickness are forced to leave. Banished across the sea, shes desperate to return before her mothers death. She finds a strange and fragile hope in a colony of butterflies. Can they lead her home before its too late?
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Winnie-the-Pooh Classic Collection

Winnie-the-Pooh Classic Collection

A. A. Milne ,  E. H. Shepard

$49.99
'Once upon a time, a very long time ago now, about last Friday, Winnie-the-Pooh lived in a forest all by himself under the name of Sanders.'

A. A. Milne's stories about Pooh and his friends have been loved by generations of children and their parents since Winnie-the-Pooh was first published in 1926. This magnificent slipcase features the four classic Winnie-the-Pooh titles: Winnie-the-Pooh, The House at Pooh Corner, When We Were Very Young, Now We Are Six. Each volume features the original E. H. Shepard illustrations in full colour.

This delightful collection is the perfect gift for Pooh fans aged 5 or 55. Look out for the the new authorized sequel, The Best Bear in all the World with brand-new stories from Paul Bright, Brian Sibley, Kate Saunders and Jeanne Willis - coming soon. The nation's favourite teddy bear has been delighting generations of children for 90 years. Milne's classic children's stories - featuring Tigger, Piglet, Eeyore, Christopher Robin and, of course, Pooh himself - are both heart-warming and funny, teaching lessons of friendship and reflecting the power of a child's imagination like no other story before or since.

Pooh ranks alongside other beloved character such as Paddington Bear, and Peter Rabbit as an essential part of our literary heritage. Whether you're 5 or 55, Pooh is the bear for all ages.
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The Royal Rabbits Of London

The Royal Rabbits Of London

Santa Montefiore ,  Simon Sebag Montefiore ,  Kate Hindley

$14.99
Life is an adventure. Anything in the world is possible - by will and by luck, with a moist carrot, a wet nose and a slice of mad courage! Shylo has always been the runt of the litter, the weakest and queitest of all of his family, his siblings spend their days making fun of him for not being like the rest of them. But when Shylo stumbles across a band of ratzis and overhears their evil plan to take a photo of the Queen in her nightie, it's up to this unlikely hero to travel to London and inform the Royal Rabbits of London about the diabolicial plot! The Royal Rabbits of London have a proud history of protecting the royal family and now the secret society need to leap into action to stop the ratzis...But can a rabbit as feeble and shy as Shylo convince them that Queen is in danger? The Hobbit meets Fantastic Mr Fox meets Watership Down in this charming novel from bestselling authors Santa and Sebag Montefiore, which shows that even the smallest rabbit can be the biggest hero.
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Anne of Ingleside: Anne Shirley #6

Anne of Ingleside: Anne Shirley #6

L. M. Montgomery

$16.99
'It's been lovely to be Anne of Green Gables again for a week, but it's a hundred times lovelier to come back and be Anne of Ingleside'

There's never a dull moment at Ingleside, Anne's lively home: Anne is now the mother of five children - with a sixth baby on the way. But even with endless demands on her time, she couldn't be happier and there's nowhere in the world she'd rather be.

No matter what life brings - whether it's the numerous scrapes her children get up to or Gilbert's insufferable aunt outstaying her welcome by months - Anne faces every challenge with her usual verve for life. But then she begins to suspect that Gilbert doesn't love her any more. She's a little older, it's true, but Anne is the same spirited redhead she's always been. She hasn't changed. But has he?
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Rainbow Valley: Anne Shirley #7

Rainbow Valley: Anne Shirley #7

L. M. Montgomery

$16.99
'There was a little unfailing spring, always icy cold and crystal pure, in a certain birch-screened hollow of Rainbow Valley in the lower corner near the marsh. Not a great many people knew of its existence. The manse and Ingleside children knew, of course . . .'

When the new minister, Reverend John Meredith, arrives at the manse, the village is scandalised by his children's behaviour. He is the best preacher they've ever had, but since his wife died the youngsters have run wild. Anne recognises their kindness, though, and before long the four young Merediths are firm friends with her own six children at Ingleside - and up to all sorts of schemes. They meet at a private hideout - a hollow they call Rainbow Valley - and their adventures range from boisterous escapades to saving the life of a young orphan.
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Anne of Windy Willows: Anne Shirley #4

Anne of Windy Willows: Anne Shirley #4

L. M. Montgomery

$16.99
'Gilbert, I'm afraid I'm scandalously in love with you'

Anne Shirley and Gilbert Blythe are at last engaged, but still they are apart: for three years Gilbert will be away at medical school, while Anne has a new job as principal of Summerside High School. Absence couldn't make their hearts any fonder, though, and they share all their love and news in letters.

At Summerside, Anne settles in happily, lodging at Windy Willows, home of two widows - Aunt Kate and Aunt Chatty - and their irrepressible housekeeper, Rebecca Dew. With firm friends like these beside her, she can face anyone - even the Pringles, the 'Royal Family' of Summerside, who waste no time in snubbing Anne and letting her know that she wasn't their choice for principal. Can Anne ever hope to win them over?
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Anne's House of Dreams: Anne Shirley #5

Anne's House of Dreams: Anne Shirley #5

L. M. Montgomery

$16.99
'They belonged to each other; and, no matter what life might hold for them, it could never alter that. Their happiness was in each other's keeping and both were unafraid'

There has never been a wedding at Green Gables - that is, until now. In the old orchard, on a perfect sunny day, surrounded by their dearest friends, Anne Shirley and Gilbert Blythe are married at last.

The couple begin their new life together far from Avonlea, at Four Winds Harbour, where Gilbert has found the perfect home - a little white house on the shore, overlooking the sea. Before long, they have made new friends: Captain Jim, the lighthouse keeper; indomitable Miss Cornelia Bryant, who always speaks her mind; the writer Owen Ford; and beautiful Leslie Moore, whose sad life has led her to bitterness. When Anne and Gilbert face their own tragedy, they will need all their courage, and the support of their friends, to help them through.
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The Teenage Guide to Friends

The Teenage Guide to Friends

Nicola Morgan

$16.99
A comprehensive guide to teenage friendships, by award-winning author and well-being expert Nicola Morgan. Essential reading for teenagers and the adults who care about them.

Nicola Morgan is an established expert on the teenage brain and adolescent stress, known for her engaging, clear style. She is author of the internationally renowned Blame My Brain: The Amazing Teenage Brain Revealed (shortlisted for the Aventis prize for science) and The Teenage Guide to Stress (winner of the School Library Association Award 2015, with both the judges' and readers' awards).

Now The Teenage Guide to Friends - written for teenagers but essential for adults who want to understand - tackles the all-important subject of teen friendships. Contents include a section on making friends, keeping friendships strong, and what happens when they break down - as well as a look at online friendships, cyber-bullying, toxic friendships and frenemies, and empathy. There is also a section on personality types - introverts and extroverts - and quizzes to help you discover what sort of person you are, how you relate to others and how to deal with difficult situations.

Complete with a list of helpful resources in the back.
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Perfect Thing

Perfect Thing

Morgan,Sally ,  Kwaymullina,Ambelin

$24.99
Lily's grandpa can solve any problem.  He always knows the perfect thing.    Grandpa suggests a walk in the park, but Lily has other ideas - and lots of weird and wonderful objections.  But no problem is too great for grandpa - he has weird and wonderful solutions.  Grandpa always knows the perfect thing!
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The Rabbit-Hole Golf Course

The Rabbit-Hole Golf Course

Ella Mulvey ,  Karen Briggs

$24.99
In the big old ute, on the long red road, in the desert of my home, we all set off for the rabbit-hole golf course. It's the best place around here to find rabbits.We sit by the holes, we dig, we wait ...Thump tick, thump tick, thump tickWhere are all the rabbits?A warm and funny Australian story.
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The Beach Shack Cafe: Pippa's Island #1

The Beach Shack Cafe: Pippa's Island #1

Belinda Murrell

$14.99
Pippa has just arrived at a new school, in a new town, and even living on a gorgeous island isn't cheering her up. Her arrival causes ripples at Kira Island Primary School - but Pippa soon starts to make friends with eco-warrior Meg, boho-chick Charlie, and fashionista and cupcake baker Cici. Pippa's mum plans to buy a rustic old boatshed and start a bookshop cafe, and Pippa worries they'll lose all their money in this madcap venture - until her new friends come to the rescue to help get the grand opening back on track.Will Kira Island ever feel like home?
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Cub Reporters: Pippa's Island #2

Cub Reporters: Pippa's Island #2

Belinda Murrell

$14.99
Pippa is settling in to her island home - she's even learning to surf. School is abuzz when Mrs Neill announces the launch of a new student newspaper. But how will Pippa, Meg, Charlie and Cici decide what to write about when the four friends have such different interests? A fashion photo shoot could be fun - if it weren't for bad weather, a naughty puppy and other disasters.Just when things couldn't get any worse, the cub reporters get a news scoop that could bring the whole town together at the Beach Shack Cafe. Cupcakes for everyone!Whose story will make the front page?
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Bird, Balloon, Bear

Bird, Balloon, Bear

Il Sung Na

$29.99
A fresh and heartwarming new story from Il Sung Na about finding the courage to make a friend. Bird is new to the forest, and he's looking for a friend. Bear could use a friend, too. But Bird is too shy to introduce himself. Just as he musters the courage to say hello... it's too late! Bear has already found a friend: a bright, shiny red balloon. Has Bird missed his chance? From the acclaimed Il Sung Na comes a charming and beautifully illustrated story about courage, kindness, and friendship. Peek inside the jacket for a special poster!
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The Incredible Billy Wild

The Incredible Billy Wild

Joanna Nadin

$15.99
A story about courage, sacrifice and family - and how everyone has something incredible inside of them, just waiting to be discovered. For fans of Frank Cottrell Boyce and Eva Ibbotson.This cover comes in four different colours, supplied at random. Which one will you receive?When Billy Wild's teacher asks the class to write a letter to their god, Billy's request is simple: Please send me a dog.So when he discovers a greyhound hiding in the shed, he decides someone must really be listening. With the help of his brothers, Billy sets out to hide her from Dad, who's far too stressed to add a dog to the mix. But keeping a greyhound a secret is a difficult task, and when Billy's classmate Paris enters them all in a local talent show, it becomes even harder!Billy must make a big, brave, wild decision - but it's one that might save Dog and hundreds like her. And it might just make him incredible...
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Play?

Play?

Linda Olafsdottir

$24.99
Age range 1 to 5Phil and his buddy, Puff, a stuffed puffin, do everything together. They hide and jump and crawl and growl! They wash and share and wiggle and giggle! Frida and her friend, Fox, a stuffed fox, do everything together, too. They love to play! But when Frida and Fox ask Phil and Puff to play, Phil and Puff are not so sure. Play? Will Phil and Puff and Frida and Fox play together? This sweet and spare picture book by Linda Olafsdottir captures the delicate negotiations and simple joys of toddlers.
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I Want to Be in a Book

I Want to Be in a Book

Narelle Oliver

$24.99
For most of his life, Cecil waited patiently on a pinboard, dreaming of being in a book, like all the other creatures he saw come and go. Cecil is only a sketch, but he has a name, and he wonders, if just maybe, he might be destined for greater things. Cecil is the reader's eyes as we see books created in front of us. Cecil's imagination soars as he dreams of what book he might land in. And then one day, he does land in a book. And a new, exciting, and even dangerous, adventure begins. Narelle created this work using collage - a magical mixture of photography, sketches, lino cuts and objects. Narelle had not quite finished her work before her untimely death in late 2016, but her vision for Cecil, and his story, were complete, so that Cecil, and Narelle's work, could become the book they were meant to be.
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Make a Yellow Dot the Sun

Make a Yellow Dot the Sun

Jo Fernihough

$22.99
Inspired by a Pablo Picasso quote, Make a Yellow Dot the Sun is an unconventional, creative drawing book, in which readers are encouraged to think outside the box through experimentation with colour. Each beautiful page contains instructions and exercises to help readers learn about colours and colour combinations. Make a Yellow Spot the Sun has a gorgeous artistic feel, with highly stylized artwork and colours to encourage creativity. It will inspire anyone who is interested in drawing and colour to follow their imagination.
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Lucky Few

Lucky Few

Kathryn Ormsbee

$16.99
In the tradition of Me and Earl and the Dying Girl comes a hilarious, madcap, and quirky novel (School Library Journal) about a group of oddball teens struggling to find themselves when facing their own mortality. The life of homeschooler Stevie Hart gets all shook up when she meets Max, a strange boy who survived a freak near-fatal accident and is now obsessed with death. He enlists her and her best friend, Sanger, to help him complete his absurd 23 Ways to Fake My Death Without Dying checklist. What starts off as fun begins spiraling downward when Stevie's diabetes sabotages her fumbling romance with Max, Sanger announces she's moving out of state, and then death - real death - cuts a little too close to home.
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Dino Hunter: D-Bot Squad 1

Dino Hunter: D-Bot Squad 1

Mac Park ,  James Hart

$9.99
Dinosaurs are back, and on the loose!It's up to D-Bot Squad to catch them.Hunter Marks knows everything there is to know about dinosaurs. But does he know enough to pass the computer game test and make it into top-secret D-Bot Squad?D-Bot Squad is written to get kids reading - and keep them reading. Combining un-put-downable content with success-oriented readability, D-Bot Squad will have even the most reluctant readers devouring all eight books.
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Big Stink: D-Bot Squad 4

Big Stink: D-Bot Squad 4

Mac Park ,  James Hart

$9.99
Dinosaurs are back, and on the loose!It's up to D-Bot Squad to catch them.Hunter thinks he's built the perfect d-bot for hunting down a fully grown stegosaurus - an enormous, slow-moving fart machine. But things don't always go to plan...D-Bot Squad is written to get kids reading - and keep them reading. Combining un-put-downable content with success-oriented readability, D-Bot Squad will have even the most reluctant readers devouring all eight books.
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Sky High: D-Bot Squad 2

Sky High: D-Bot Squad 2

Mac Park ,  James Hart

$9.99
Dinosaurs are back, and on the loose!It's up to D-Bot Squad to catch them. There's a pterodactyl on the loose and Hunter must catch it. Dino Corp is depending on him. Will the d-bot he made be up for the job?D-Bot Squad is written to get kids reading - and keep them reading. Combining un-put-downable content with success-oriented readability, D-Bot Squad will have even the most reluctant readers devouring all eight books.
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Double Trouble: D-Bot Squad 3

Double Trouble: D-Bot Squad 3

Mac Park ,  James Hart

$9.99
Dinosaurs are back, and on the loose!It's up to D-Bot Squad to catch them.When Hunter finds himself high in the sky in the clutches of a quetzalcoatlus, he knows he needs help. Who can free him? And will it be in time to catch a mega flying dinosaur?D-Bot Squad is written to get kids reading - and keep them reading. Combining un-put-downable content with success-oriented readability, D-Bot Squad will have even the most reluctant readers devouring all eight books.
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Mega Battles: Boy vs Beast (Books 1-8)

Mega Battles: Boy vs Beast (Books 1-8)

Mac Park

$16.99
Join Kai Masters, Border Guard, as he battles beasts to keep Earth safe. The first eight stories in the series.
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50 Things You Should Know About the Vikings

50 Things You Should Know About the Vikings

Philip Parker ,  Shane McLoed

$18.99
Divided into five chapters covering the entire history of the Vikings, the book provides a comprehensive exploration of who these peoples were - and who they were not. For while there is no doubt that some Vikings launched bloodthirsty attacks in this period, pillaging communities and plundering treasure, many more were peaceful traders and settlers. The book looks at the Viking invasions and conquests of Anglo-Saxon lands that took place in the eighth and ninth centuries, as well as the great voyages of exploration that took these horned warriors out across the Atlantic Ocean to what are now Greenland and Canada. Going beyond the fearsome warriors, battles and adventures we associate with Vikings the book provides an insight into the everyday life of the people, to examine how and what they traded, what Viking village life was like and how they made and sailed their famous long ships. The book also looks at the rich culture of the Vikings, including the beautiful art they created, the legendary stories they told and the complex law systems they built to maintain a civilised society. The book concludes by summing up the Viking legacy and how their culture and influence lives on in the world today.
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Shooter

Shooter

Caroline Pignat

$19.99
The Breakfast Club meets We Need to Talk About Kevin.

A lockdown catches five grade 12 students by surprise and throws them together in the only unlocked room on that empty third floor wing: the boys’ washroom. They sit in silence, judging each other by what they see, by the stories they’ve heard over the years. Stuck here with them - could anything be worse?

There’s Alice: an introverted writer, trapped in the role of big sister to her older autistic brother, Noah.

Isabelle: the popular, high-achieving, student council president, whose greatest performance is her everyday life.

Hogan: an ex-football player with a troubled past and a hopeless future.

Xander: that socially awkward guy hiding behind the camera, whose candid pictures of school life, especially those of Isabelle, have brought him more trouble than answers.

Told in five unique voices through prose, poetry, text messages, journals and homework assignments, this modern-day Breakfast Club takes a twist when Isabelle gets a text that changes everything: NOT A DRILL!! Shooter in the school!

Suddenly, the bathroom doesn’t seem so safe anymore. Especially when they learn that one of them knows more about the shooter than they realized...
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The Useful Book: 50th Anniversary Edition

The Useful Book: 50th Anniversary Edition

Play School ,  Jedda Robaard

$16.99
The bestselling 50th anniversary edition of perennial Play School favourite, THE USEFUL BOOK, now in paperback. The perfect rainy-day book!Packed with activities, recipes, songs and so much more. Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Australia's most iconic show with this brand-new edition of the Play School classic, THE USEFUL BOOK.With an introduction from much-loved presenter Justine Clarke and adorable pictures from bestselling illustrator Jedda Robaard, this is not only the most useful book you'll ever buy, but also a keepsake to be treasured. Ages 2-6
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Dog On A Digger

Dog On A Digger

Kate Prendergast ,  Kate Prendergast

$16.99
Dog On A Digger is a wonderful, wordless picture book, readers are drawn in to narrate. Dog is helping his master on the building site when his little friend goes missing. Plucky Dog takes charge and cleverly brings the digger to the rescue. A winning combination of charming animals and meticulously drawn machinery.
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Falling: 20th Anniversary Edition

Falling: 20th Anniversary Edition

John Nieuwenhuizen ,  Anne Provoost

$19.99
Through the long, oppressive summer after his grandfather's death, Lucas becomes aware of dark secrets surrounding the old man's activities during the war. Yet no one will speak openly to him about what happened all that time ago. Meanwhile, racial tension is growing in the neighbourhood, and Lucas is increasingly drawn to Benoit, a smooth-talking extremist who advocates action against migrant workers. And then there's Caitlin - captivating Caitlin - with her beautiful, sad dancing and her strong opinions. When tragedy strikes, Lucas must face a terrible choice. Falling is a gripping, disturbing book about the seductive power of extremism, the gulf between intentions and consequences, and the need to understand the past and take responsibility for one's actions. First published in Belgium, Falling has won six major international literary awards, topped bestseller lists across the world, and been translated into many languages. This twentieth-anniversary edition of the highly acclaimed classic shows that its themes of racism, neo-fascism and immigration are still as relevant as ever.
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Adventures of John Blake

Adventures of John Blake

Philip Pullman ,  Fred Fordham

$29.99
Far out at sea, and hidden by the fog of time, sails the Mary Alice and her crew - searching for a way home. But the mysterious ship is being hunted by a villain who will go to ANY lengths to track her down...

When a storm hits a small family yacht throwing a young girl overboard, John Blake dives in to save her and brings her aboard the so-called ghost ship. But trying to return her to her own time means going back to the one place where they run the greatest risk of being completely annihilated.

Join Philip Pullman's John Blake and the crew of the Mary Alice in an unforgettable time-travelling adventure on the high seas. With art by Fred Fordham.
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Silly Lily and the First Day of Kindergarten

Silly Lily and the First Day of Kindergarten

Jedda Robaard

$16.99
Lily is smart and adventurous and is not scared of anything! But Lily does not always understand new situations. Which means Lily is often in trouble. Today is her first day of kindergarten, and there is so much for Lily to discover! But a classroom and playground can be a bit confusing. And in her excitement, Lily forgets to pay attention to the rules! Luckily Lily is clever, too. She may sometimes be a bit naughty but in the end, she always does the right thing!
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Silly Lily and the Flower Girl Adventure

Silly Lily and the Flower Girl Adventure

Jedda Robaard

$16.99
Lily is creative and resourceful and is not scared of anything! But Lily does not always understand new situations. Which means Lily is often in trouble. Today Lily has a very important job she is going to be a flower girl at her first wedding! There is so much happening at a wedding, and lots of things for Lily to explore. And Lily is so excited that she forgets she has a job to do! Luckily Lily is clever, too. She may sometimes be a bit naughty but in the end, she always does the right thing!
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The Perfect Present

The Perfect Present

Fiona Roberton

$14.99
Henry has the Perfect Pet - a duck call Spot - who thinks he's found the Perfect Present for Henry's Birthday. But when the big day comes, Henry's grandparents arrive with a Perfect Present of their own - a strange and wobbling box - with something inside that could change things between Spot and Henry forever. This dearly loved duo return in a heart-warming tale about never letting good friends go.
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Infographics: Technology

Infographics: Technology

Simon Rogers ,  Studio Muti N/A

$19.99
A miscellany of incredible information visualised by the brilliant Studio Muti. The fourth in the visually stunning Infographics series, which shows how interesting and humorous scientific information can be. Complex facts about technology are visualised as stylish information graphics, which astonish, amuse and inform in turn. Researched by the Guardian's Datablog expert, Simon Rogers. Sections: High-Tech World, Computers, Robots, Medicine, Transport, Communications and Tomorrow's World.
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Families Around The World

Families Around The World

Margriet Ruurs ,  Jessica Rae Gordon

$12.99
This book allows young readers to visit with fourteen children, all from different countries, to learn about their families. Based on real children, each is told in the first person, beginning with a greeting in the child's native language. From Ryan, who lives on a Texas cattle farm, to Nkoitoi, who tends the family goat in Kenya, to Baatar, who moves regularly with his nomadic family in Mongolia, there is a vast range of homes, locations, customs and activities presented here, all of it illustrated with bright colors and vivid detail by illustrator Jessica Rae Gordon.
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Animals Of A Bygone Era: An Illustrated Compendium

Animals Of A Bygone Era: An Illustrated Compendium

Maja Safstrom

$24.99
A beautifully illustrated collection of fascinating, surprising, and funny facts about extinct animals. In the past, amazing and strange animals roamed the earth, including giant sea scorpions, tiny horses, enormous sloths, and fierce terror birds. These and many more fantastic extinct animals are illustrated in this whimsical collection by Swedish artist Maja Safstrom.
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Bigfoot, Tobin & Me

Bigfoot, Tobin & Me

Melissa Savage

$16.99
Lemonades mother named her for her favourite saying: When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. But now her mums dead. After relocating to her grandpas place in Bigfoot-obsessed Willow Creek, Lem meets Tobin. Quirky and determined, hes the CEO of Bigfoot Detectives, Inc. and sole investigator for the town. Lem is reluctantly enlisted as his assistant. Together, they try to capture a shot of the elusive beast on film, but what they find is even more amazing.
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Axel Scheffler's Flip Flap Ocean

Axel Scheffler's Flip Flap Ocean

Axel Scheffler

$15.99
What do you get if you cross a squid with a fish? It's a squish, of course! And how about a shark and a turtle? Why, that's a shurtle! With over 121 possible underwater creations, silly names and strange noises to make you giggle, this new Flip Flap book is perfect for preschoolers. With a hilarious rhyming text and brilliant illustrations from Axel Scheffler, simply flip the pages to create some seriously silly animals that live under the ocean.
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The Story of a Snail Who Discovered the Importance of Being Slow

The Story of a Snail Who Discovered the Importance of Being Slow

Satoshi Kitamura

$16.99
In Dandelion Land, a young snail can't stop asking his friends awkward questions, such as: why are we so slow - and why can't we all have our own names? When he is finally banished from the snail community because of this, he is forced to travel the world alone. As he explores in his oh-so-slow way, the snail makes new friends and goes on a series of adventures, gaining wisdom from every new encounter. But when he finds out his friends are in danger, he decides to rush home to warn them. Will he get there in time to save them?
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Eric the Postie

Eric the Postie

Matt Shanks ,  Matt Shanks

$16.99
Eric had a dream... he knew he could be the best postman ever.  There was one big obstacle-he didn't have any mail to deliver.  Eric is not going to let that stop him...  An adorable, heartwarming story about chasing your big dreams, no matter how little you are.
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I Woke Up Dead At The Mall

I Woke Up Dead At The Mall

Judy Sheehan

$16.99
When Sarah wakes up dead at the Mall of America, she learns that not only was she murdered, her killer is still on the loose. I WOKE UP DEAD AT THE MALL is a terrifically fun & voicey YA novel that tackles some of life’s – and the afterlife’s – biggest questions.

When you’re sixteen, you have your whole life ahead of you. Unless you’re Sarah. Not to give anything away, but... she’s dead. Murdered, in fact. Sarah’s murder is shocking because she couldn’t be any more average. No enemies. No risky behavior. She’s just the girl on the sidelines.

It looks like her afterlife, on the other hand, will be pretty exciting. Sarah has woken up dead at the Mall of America where the universe sends teens who are murdered and with the help of her death coach, she must learn to move on or she could meet a fate totally worse than death: becoming a mall walker.

As she tries to finish her unfinished business alongside her fellow dead teens, Sarah falls hard for a cute boy named Nick. And she discovers an uncanny ability to haunt the living. While she has no idea who killed her, or why, someone she loves is in grave danger. Sarah can’t lose focus or she’ll be doomed to relive her final moments again and again forever. But can she live with herself if she doesn’t make her death matter?
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Sky

Sky

Ondine Sherman

$18.99
After her mother's death, Sky leaves her city life to move in with her aunt and uncle in a small Australian town. But the city isn't all that she leaves behind. Trying to fit in with her new friends means doing things she never dreamt she'd do. Just as she thinks everything is starting to feel normal, Sky stumbles on a case of animal cruelty that forces her to make some tough decisions. Will Sky risk everything to stand up for what she believes in?
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Why is This Night Different from All Other Nights?: All the Wrong Questions #4

Why is This Night Different from All Other Nights?: All the Wrong Questions #4

Lemony Snicket ,  Seth

$14.99
Apprentice investigator Lemony Snicket is on a train that usually departs from Stain'd Station and then travels to the city without stopping. But not tonight. What happens at the end of the line? And did someone mention murder? Before you fully investigate Why Is This Night Different from All Other Nights? ask yourself these questions: 1. If a train is already speeding through the night, is it too late to get on board? 2. When everyone on the train is suspicious, how do you know who to follow? 3. 'Murder!' 4. Wait, who said 'murder'? Has everything become derailed?
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When Did You See Her Last?: All the Wrong Questions #2

When Did You See Her Last?: All the Wrong Questions #2

Lemony Snicket ,  Seth

$14.99
In the fading town of Stain'd-by-the-Sea, young apprentice Lemony Snicket has a new case to solve when he and his chaperone are hired to find a missing girl. Is the girl a runaway? Or was she kidnapped? Was she seen last at the grocery store? Or could she have stopped at the diner? Is it really any of your business? These are All The Wrong Questions. Before you look any further into When Did You See Her Last? ask yourself these questions: 1. Has anyone seen the missing girl? 2. Why aren't her parents upset? 3. What do a chemistry experiment, a grocery store, unruly hair and a stolen statue have to do with anything? 4. Why are you changing the subject? You're supposed to be thinking about the missing girl. Where is she?
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Who Could That be at This Hour?: All the Wrong Questions #1

Who Could That be at This Hour?: All the Wrong Questions #1

Lemony Snicket ,  Seth

$14.99
When 13-year-old Lemony Snicket runs away to a fading seaside town, he becomes an apprentice to S. Theodora Markson, part secret agent, part private investigator. They're hired to track down a precious statue, but it seems they're not the only ones desperate to get their hands on it. Why is it so valuable? That's definitely the wrong question. Before you consider reading Who Could That Be at This Hour? ask yourself these questions: 1. Are you curious about what is happening in a seaside town that is no longer by the sea? 2. Do you want to know more about a stolen item that wasn't stolen at all? 3. Do you really think that's any of your business? Why? What kind of person are you? Really? 4. Who is standing behind you?
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Shouldn't You be in School?: All the Wrong Questions #3

Shouldn't You be in School?: All the Wrong Questions #3

Lemony Snicket ,  Seth

$14.99
Young apprentice Lemony Snicket is investigating a case of arson but soon finds himself enveloped in the ever-increasing mystery that haunts the town of Stain'd-by-the-Sea. Who is setting the fires? What secrets are hidden in the Department of Education? Why are so many school children in danger? Is it all the work of the notorious villain Hangfire? How could you even ask that? What kind of education have you had? Maybe you should be in school. Before you think anything at all about Shouldn't You Be In School? ask yourself these questions: 1. Do you smell smoke? 2. Are school children in danger? 3. There's a witness to a notorious fire, but he appears to have gone missing. Also, these fish tanks are empty. And these books are blank. 4. Wait, those aren't questions. What is going on?
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The Ethan I Was Before

The Ethan I Was Before

Ali Standish

$15.99
My dare. My friend. My fault. Uplifting and unpredictable, this poignant debut middle-grade novel is a classic in the making. Perfect for fans of Wonder and A Boy Called Hope. Ethan had been many things. He was always ready for adventure and always willing to accept a dare, especially from his best friend, Kacey. But that was before. Before the accident that took Kacey from him. Before his family moved from the city he loves to a tiny town in the middle of nowhere. Ethan's new home feels like the place for second chances. It's also home to Coralee, a girl with a big personality and even bigger stories. Coralee may be just the friend Ethan needs, except Ethan isn't the only one with secrets. Coralee's are catching up with her, and what she's hiding might be putting both their lives at risk. The Ethan I Was Before is a story of friendship, wonder, adventure and ultimately of hope.
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Ben Pole's Worst Day Ever

Ben Pole's Worst Day Ever

Adam Stower

$14.99
Ben Pole is on the run from his arch-enemy Monty Grabbe when he discovers a forest with rope swings, water slides, Herbert the wombat, and best of all, KING COO. But watch out!

Cow-pat-a-pults and Slug Pulp to the ready! Monty and his gang have a dastardly plan, and Ben and Coo need to come up with their best invention yet...
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The Way Back Home

The Way Back Home

Allan Stratton

$19.99
Zoe Bird is going nowhere fast. She's angry and lonely, and her only true friend is her granny, whose Alzheimer's is worsening. When her parents put Granny in a home, Zoe decides now is the time to break free. She smuggles Granny out and together they hit the tracks on a cross-country trip to find Zoe's long-lost uncle. But there will be some home truths along the way. . .An emotional story about family, surviving school and being true to yourself for fans of The Art of Being Normal and Unbecoming.
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Lily and Bear

Lily and Bear

Lisa Stubbs ,  Lisa Stubbs

$15.99
A little girl imagines her best friend who comes to life one magical afternoon in this heartwarming, debut picture book from popular Etsy artist Lisa Stubbs. Lily likes nothing better than to imagine and draw the things she loves. She draws cats and birds and boats and houses, and one day she makes a very special drawing of a bear who comes to life. Lily shows Bear her favorite things, and Bear shows Lily his--because everyone knows that friends help friends see the world in a new way. That's why Lily and Bear are forever friends!
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Illustrated Stories of Horses and Ponies

Illustrated Stories of Horses and Ponies

Various ,  Yvonne Gilbert

$29.99
A wonderfully illustrated collection of timeless myths and fairytales about horses and ponies. Perfect for horse and pony lovers, or children who simply want to be whisked away to a magical world of adventure.
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Sun

Sun

Sam Usher ,  Sam Usher

$24.99
It's the hottest day of the year, hotter than broccoli soup, hotter than the Atacama Desert, hotter than the surface of the sun. It's just the right kind of day for a boy and his grandad to go for a picnic. But as the sun beats down, Grandad keeps having to stop for a rest, and by the time they find the perfect picnic spot, some pirates have beaten them to it. Good job they have enough food to share... Sun is the third title in Sam Usher's acclaimed seasonal series, following on from Snow and Rain. Combined sales of Snow and Rain total over 70,000 copies.
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The Bear Who Went Boo!

The Bear Who Went Boo!

David Walliams ,  Tony Ross

$14.99
From Number One bestselling picture book duo, David Walliams and Tony Ross, comes this bear-illiantly funny adventure for children of 3 and up. At the top of the world, surrounded by snow and ice, lives a very cheeky polar bear cub who loves to go...BOO!But this little bear cub doesn't always know when to stop...Presenting a mischievous new picture book packed with snow and surprises, from two standout talents!
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The World's Worst Children 2

The World's Worst Children 2

David Walliams ,  Tony Ross

$22.99
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The brilliant follow-up to David Walliams' bestseller The World's Worst Children! Ten more stories about a brand new gang of hilariously horrible kids from everyone's favourite children's author, illustrated in glorious full colour by Tony Ross. If you thought you had read about the World's Worst Children already, you're in for a rather nasty shock. The beastly boys and gruesome girls in this book are even ruder, even more disgusting and WORSE than you could ever imagine! This gorgeous collection of ten stories from the master himself, David Walliams, will make you snort with laughter and thank your lucky stars that you don't know anyone like Gruesome Griselda or Fussy Frankie in real life. It also features a special appearance from fan-favourite Raj! Gloriously illustrated in full colour throughout by artistic genius Tony Ross, The World's Worst Children 2 is a side-splitting companion to David's blockbuster hit, The World's Worst Children, and the perfect gift for kids aged 9 and up.
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The Sloth Who Came to Stay

The Sloth Who Came to Stay

Margaret Wild ,  Vivienne To

$24.99
Amy's family is speedy! They are always in such a rush that there is no time to talk or play - until the afternoon Amy brings home a sloth. Then things start changing very, very slowly ...A timely tale about enjoying the little things in life from award-winning author Margaret Wild.
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Lucinda Belinda Melinda McCool

Lucinda Belinda Melinda McCool

Jeanne Willis ,  Tony Ross

$16.99
The most beautiful girl in the whole of the school is Lucinda Belinda Melinda McCool - but Lucinda Belinda felt it was her duty to guide all her friends in the subject of beauty. Lucinda becomes the scourge of family and friends, criticising big bottoms and moustaches (especially her grandma's) until everyone avoids her. So when Lucinda meets a monster in the forest, she decides it's her mission to make-over this scary creature. Unfortunately changing its outside does not change what's inside - as Lucinda Belinda discovers!
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Glitch

Glitch

Michelle Worthington ,  Andrew Plant

$16.95
Age range 3 to 5 years  Glitch spends his life searching through mountains of mouldy mess at the dump. He wants to make the fastest billycart ever. This year, he will be competing in the Big Race!     But will his twitch stop him from winning?
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