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The World's Worst Children 3

The World's Worst Children 3

David Walliams ,  Tony Ross

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From the phenomenal number-one bestseller David Walliams comes another collection of more hilariously horrible children! Illustrated in glorious and gruesome colour by artist genius, Tony Ross, these stories will appal and delight young readers.

Just when you thought it was safe to go back to your bookshelf, 10 more horrendously hilarious stories about the absolute worst children ever! From ten-year old Hank and his endless pranks on his poor, long-suffering family, to Tandy and her titanic tantrums - this brand new collection is the perfect companion to World's Worst Children books 1 and 2 and an ideal gift for the worst children in your life!

This compendium of catastrophically horrid boys and girls is brought to you by the phenomenal number-one bestseller David Walliams, and every story is illustrated in glorious and gruesome colour by the artistic genius Tony Ross.

2018 marks the 10th anniversary of the publication of David Walliams' first novel, The Boy in the Dress.
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Waves

Waves

Donna Rawlins  ,  Mark Jackson  ,  Heather Potter

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ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- People have come to Australia by boat for centuries, and this book tells the stories of some of those immigrants. Starting with Anak 50 000 years ago, the book progresses through the early and mid 1700s, the late 1780s, early and mid 1800s, decades of the 1900s and ends with Abdul in early 2000s. The children sail on various ships - as traders, explorers, convicts, settlers, cameleers, gold-diggers, orphans, settlers and refugees. Told through the eyes of children who do not know what awaits, and who feel trepidation and uncertainty. Expressive illustrations accompany the text. Mid-to-late primary age readers. Lindy Jones

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Every journey is perilous, every situation heartbreaking. Every refugee is a person forced by famine or war or fear to leave their home, their families, their friends and all they know. Children have travelled on the waves of migration to the shores of Australia for tens of thousands of years. This book tells some of their stories.

Waves is a narrative non-fiction book about the waves of migration to the shores of Australia.
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Evolution for Babies

Evolution for Babies

Chris Ferrie ,  Cara Florance

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Age range 0 to 3 Set the children in your life on a lifelong path to learning with the next instalment of the Baby University board book series. Full of scientific information from notable experts on evolutionary biology and how organisms mutate, evolve, and survive, this is the perfect book to teach complex concepts in a simple, engaging way. Evolution for Babies is a colourfully simple introduction to Darwin's Theory of Evolution. It's never too early to become a scientist!
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ABCs of Biology

ABCs of Biology

Chris Ferrie ,  Cara Florance

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Age range 0 to 3 It only takes a small spark to ignite a child's mind! ABCs of Biology introduces babies (and grownups!) to a new engineering concept for every letter of the alphabet-from anatomy, bacteria, and cell, all the way to zoology. With a tongue-in-cheek approach that adults will love, this instalment of the Baby University board book series is written by two science experts and is the perfect way to introduce basic concepts to even the youngest science enthusiast.
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The Singing Seal

The Singing Seal

Merv Lamington

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Meet Florence, a flamboyant fur seal who lives on the steps of the Sydney Opera House. Unlike the other seals, Florence has plans. Big plans. She's going to be a world-famous singer. But does Florence have what it takes to become a real SEALPRANO?

Based on a true story, The Singing Seal is for anyone who has ever felt small but dreamt BIG!
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The Mystery of the Magic Stones (#2 Polly and Buster)

The Mystery of the Magic Stones (#2 Polly and Buster)

Sally Rippin

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What would you do if everyone thought your best friend was dangerous?

Polly the witch and Buster the monster shouldn't be friends. And they definitely shouldn't be on the run from almost everyone in town. But when Polly is called to the Hollow Valley Mines - the forbidden, haunted mines - by her magic stones, these two best friends have a big decision to make. Do they stay hidden and safe, or risk it all to save the day?

The magical sequel toThe Wayward Witch and the Feelings Monster. Written and illustrated by Sally Rippin.
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The New Kid: Unpopular Me

The New Kid: Unpopular Me

Matthew Martin ,  James O'Loghlin

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New kids aren't cool. Everyone knows that. Eleven-year-old Sam is the new kid at school but he has a plan, or two, or three to make himself the most popular kid ever. What you are about to read is unforgettable (lonely losers, frog underpants, human umbrellas, bad boys ...). It's bumpy (jumping out a window is never a good idea). It's the story of a kid who wants to be more. P.S. Sam was not harmed (too much) during the telling of this story.
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HerStory: 50 Women and Girls Who Shook the World

HerStory: 50 Women and Girls Who Shook the World

Katherine Halligan ,  Sarah Walsh

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ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- Another in the increasing list of inspirational books showing women who have contributed to the world. Divided into sections: Believe & Lead; Imagine & Create; Help & Heal; Think & Solve; Hope & Overcome, this is bright and engaging, with double page spreads for each woman. Illustrations are a mix of photos and colourful slightly naïve paintings, and quotes from the subjects are scattered throughout the concise but informative text. A good mix of women from all nations and periods of history. Lindy Jones

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Instead of just studying history, let's think about HerStory too! In this uplifting and inspiring book, children can learn about 50 intrepid women from around the world and throughout history. Telling the stories of their childhood, the challenges they faced and the changes they made, each lavishly illustrated spread is a celebration of girl power in its many forms. With a range of pioneering careers - from astronauts to activists, musicians to mathematicians and many more - young readers will be inspired to achieve their own dreams and to make the world a better place, too. Compelling, motivating and visually arresting in equal measure, this is the perfect introduction to just some of the amazing women who have shaped our world.

List of women featured: Elizabeth I, Jeanne d'Arc, Indira Gandhi, Teresa Kachindamoto, Empress Wu Zetian, Boudicca, Hatshepsut, Isabella I of Castile, Aung San Suu Kyi, Sacajawea, Frida Kahlo, Beatrix Potter, Coco Chanel, Billie Holiday, Anna Pavlova, Mira Bai, Maya Angelou, Georgia O'Keeffe, Emily Bronte, Sarah Bernhardt, Florence Nightingale, Harriet Tubman, Annie Sullivan, Maria Montessori, Mother Teresa, Mary Seacole, Wangari Maathai, Elizabeth Blackwell, Eva Peron, Dorothy Hodgkin, Marie Curie, Rachel Carson, Ada Lovelace, Hypatia, Rosalind Franklin, Mary Anning, Katherine Johnson, Lisa Meitner, Dian Fossey, Valentina Teryshoka, Malala Yousafzai, Helen Keller, Rigoberta Menchu, Amelia Earhart, Hannah Szenes, Rosa Parks, Noor Inayat Khan, Emmeline Pankhurst, Cathy Freeman, Anne Frank
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Errol!

Errol!

Zanni Louise ,  Philip Bunting

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ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- Errol and his Mum are going shopping. Well she is, but he isn't! She counts to three but he still won't do as he's told... Every parent has experienced the frustration of a stubborn toddler, and Errol in his red beanie is an adorable, if wilful, character! Attractively rendered in expressive and simple style by the illustrator of Mopoke, Koalas Eat Gumleaves and Kookaburras Love to Laugh, this is a book adults will enjoy as much as the pre-schoolers they are reading to! Lindy Jones

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Meet Errol, a cheeky and lovable character, who refuses to follow his mum. Even when she counts to three.
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Changing Gear

Changing Gear

Scot Gardner

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Merrick Hilton's done a runner.

His folks think he's studying, but the real world has been calling for years and he can't ignore it any longer. A postie bike, a bedroll and a big sky - that's all he needs.

But there's no telling how he'll handle roadkill, stolen oranges and unexpected romance, let alone the rough stuff. And in the real world nothing goes entirely as planned. Thankfully Victor - the old bloke Merrick meets on the road - knows a thing or two about broken bike chains. And broken hearts.
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The Snow Wombat

The Snow Wombat

Mark Jackson ,  Susannah Chambers

$14.99
An adventurous young wombat finds his way around a winter landscape before snuggling back into his own cosy burrow.

Snow on the stockman's hut

Snow on the crows

Snow on the woollybutt

Snow on my NOSE!

It's a big journey through the snow for a little wombat, meeting animals, birds and people along the way... but there's no place like home!

A heartwarming story set in the Australian High Country.

Shortlisted: CBCA Book of the Year, Early Childhood, 2017
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Greta Zargo and the Amoeba Monsters from the Middle of the Earth

Greta Zargo and the Amoeba Monsters from the Middle of the Earth

A. F. Harrold ,  Joe Todd-Stanton

$12.99
Greta Zargo doesn't know it, but once again she is about to unwittingly and unknowingly save the world...

Intrepid young schoolgirl-turned-reporter Greta Zargo is always in search of a Big Scoop and for once there are plenty of strange goings-on in the usually quiet little town of Upper Lowerbridge. Not only has Aunt Tabitha, the great inventor, gone missing, but weird, wobbling, blob-like monsters are appearing via a very deep hole in Greta's garden - and they are slowing but surely devouring her neighbours one by one...

A laugh-out-loud funny new series from the author of the critically acclaimed The Imaginary, perfect for fans of Mr Gum, Chris Riddell, and Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre's Oliver and the Seawigs
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Kat Wolfe Investigates

Kat Wolfe Investigates

Lauren St John

$14.99
After a break-in at their London home, Kat Wolfe and her veterinary-surgeon mum decide it's time to move to the country. Dr Wolfe's new job in idyllic Bluebell Bay on Dorset's Jurassic Coast comes with a condition: they have to adopt Tiny, a huge, near-wild Savannah, who resists Kat's best attempts at cat whispering.

When she starts a pet-sitting agency to make pocket money, her troubles escalate. The owner of her first client, an Amazon parrot, vanishes from his fortified, gadget-filled mansion, leaving a half-packed suitcase and a mysterious parcel. The only person who shares Kat's conviction that he's the victim of foul play is Harper Lamb, the American daughter of a palaeontology professor. A language and coding whizz, Harper is laid up with two broken legs thanks to her racehorse, the 'Pocket Rocket' - Kat's newest client. What starts out as mystery-solving holiday fun quickly turns deadly for Wolfe and Lamb. When all clues point to an army base, can they count on their unruly animal friends to save the day - and their lives?
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What a Wonderful Word: A Collection of Untranslatables from Around the World

What a Wonderful Word: A Collection of Untranslatables from Around the World

Nicola Edwards ,  Luisa Uribe

$22.99
Have you ever wished there was a word for friends who are like family to you, or for the way you hesitate when you've forgotten someone's name? Did you know there was a special word for the distance a reindeer can travel before needing the toilet? Or for when you search for something in the water using only your feet? This hand-picked collection of untranslatable worlds from all over the world celebrates the magic of language, with gorgeous original artwork and fascinating facts about each word and the culture it comes from.
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Monsters

Monsters

Anna Fienberg ,  Kim Gamble ,  Stephen Axelsen

$24.99
Tildy knew there were monsters. They sailed in from outside and hid behind the curtains. Moonlight brought them in. Tildy hated moonlight. Mum and Dad said there were no such things. Her aunt and uncle couldn't see them, and when Tildy wrote to her twenty-three cousins about monsters, only one wrote back saying she shouldn't eat spicy food before bedtime.

Then a new boy came to school. Hendrik drew pages and pages of monsters when the class was writing numbers. He had a way of dealing with his monsters.

When Tildy dares to stay over at Hendrik's house, she panics when the moon rises... but together they make the night safe, and Tildy can watch the moon sail through the starry sky.
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A Dragon In a Wagon

A Dragon In a Wagon

Lynley Dodd

$14.99
This story by the author of Hairy Maclary and Friends about a girl who wishes she had a more exciting pet has delighted children for generations.

'But just for once it might be fun if you changed from dog,' she said. 'To something HUGE or something FIERCE or something ODD instead.' When Susie Fogg takes her dog for a walk, she dreams of having a more exciting pet. What if Sam were a dragon in a wagon?
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The Traitor's Kiss

The Traitor's Kiss

Erin Beaty

$16.99
To escape the threat of being married off by her uncle, orphaned Sage Fowler accepts an apprenticeship with a matchmaker. Intelligent and unruly, she's perfect for gathering information on prospective clients. Protected by a small army contingent, Sage and her mentor escort a group of ladies to be matched with noblemen. Sage spies on soldiers and brides alike as they travel.

Amongst rumors of a political uprising, a handsome solider recruits Sage to infiltrate the enemy ranks. The more she discovers, the more uncertain she is of whom to trust. Sage becomes caught in a dangerous balancing act that will determine the fate of her kingdom.

With secret identities and a tempestuous romance, The Traitor's Kiss is Jane Austen with an espionage twist.
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Starry Eyes

Starry Eyes

Jenn Bennett

$17.99
From Jenn Bennett, author of Night Owls and Alex, Approximately comes a sizzling, starry romance, perfect for fans of Rainbow Rowell and John Green.

Ever since last year's homecoming dance, best-friends-turned-worst-enemies Zorie and Lennon have made an art of avoiding each other. It doesn't hurt that their families are the modern-day version of the Montagues and Capulets. But when a group camping trip goes south, Zorie and Lennon find themselves stranded in the wilderness. Alone. Together.

Zorie and Lennon have no choice but to try to make their way to safety. But as the two travel deeper into the rugged Californian countryside, secrets and hidden feelings surface. Soon it's not simply a matter of enduring each other's company, but taming their growing feelings for each other.
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Homer's Iliad and Odyssey: Two of the Greatest Stories Ever Told

Homer's Iliad and Odyssey: Two of the Greatest Stories Ever Told

Gillian Cross ,  Neil Packer

$14.99
Gillian Cross's brilliant retellings and Neil Packer's clever illustrations bring to life Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, two of the greatest stories ever told.

When first published Walker's versions of the Iliad and the Odyssey attracted attention both for the quality of the writing and for their amazingly stylish artwork.

Multi-award-winning author Gillian Cross makes two of the greatest stories in the world come alive for children in her strong, clear, deceptively simple retellings, which are faithful to the spirit and structure of Homer's epic poems, and this new bind-up in a friendly format comes complete with an introduction and a generous selection of Neil Packer's fabulous illustrations in black and white.
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Gary's Banana Drama

Gary's Banana Drama

Jane Massey

$16.99
Gary is desperate for a banana. Could that be one singing in the tree? No! It's a bird's beak! Is that a banana whizzing through the air? Ouch! No! It’s a boomerang from Billy’s show! Where are the real bananas? Alone and hungry, Gary is about to give up until... Wait! Could it be... the biggest banana in the world?

Featuring banana dogs, banana moustaches, banana space rockets and an adorable, banana-mad gorilla, Jane Massey’s hilarious and vibrant picture book will make children hoot with laughter and fall in love with the hapless Gary.
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Biscuits, Bands and very Big Plans (#14 Tom Gates)

Biscuits, Bands and very Big Plans (#14 Tom Gates)

Liz Pichon

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This book is VERY important because it contains BISCUITS, BANDS and all my (doodled) plans to make DogZombies the BEST band in the world.
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Worlds Collide (#6 The Land of Stories)

Worlds Collide (#6 The Land of Stories)

Chris Colfer

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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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Around The World Fashion Sketchbook

Around The World Fashion Sketchbook

Lonely Planet Kids

$14.99
From the Indian sari and Mexican Day of the Dead costumes, to Chinese wedding dresses and Scottish tartan, this seriously stylish sketchbook introduces children to different people, cultures and fashion around the world. Full of fun and imaginative activities, there's lots of space for kids to get creative and design their own outfits.

They will discover Brazil's colourful Carnival and its famous samba dancers, meet Indian women and their beautiful patterned saris, get streetwise with New York's hip-hop scene, go horse riding with Argentina's cowboys, and loads more.

Inside Around the World Fashion Sketchbook, kids will discover:

The stories behind colours, festival dresses and fabric patterns Fun and amazing facts about people, culture and their clothing Lots of space to doodle, design and colour in their own outfits About Lonely Planet Kids: Lonely Planet Kids - an imprint of the world's leading travel authority Lonely Planet - published its first book in 2011. Over the past 45 years, Lonely Planet has grown a dedicated global community of travellers, many of whom are now sharing a passion for exploration with their children. Lonely Planet Kids educates and encourages young readers at home and in school to learn about the world with engaging books on culture, sociology, geography, nature, history, space and more. We want to inspire the next generation of global citizens and help kids and their parents to approach life in a way that makes every day an adventure. Come explore!
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George Parker Goes Global

George Parker Goes Global

David Metzenthen

$16.99
Get the jet!

What could go wrong when cautious, scientific, singlet-wearing George Parker and reckless rich-kid Chase Landon-Bond take off on a global rescue mission? Just about everything!

There are private jets, troublesome pets, crazed criminals, treacherous trips, chaos, too much coffee, and two hundred million missing dollars. There are close calls, ridiculous disguises, accidental haircuts, and that's just the first bit!

Are George and Chase doomed? Will friendship and silly ideas save the day? Does wearing a cape make you brave? Get in planes, trains and automobiles with George and Chase...and HOLD on tight!
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Game Time! (#4 Hot Dog)

Game Time! (#4 Hot Dog)

Anh Do ,  Dan McGuiness

$12.99
Hotdog, Lizzie and Kev are training for GAME DAY! They want to win the big prize - an awesome trip to Rainbow Island! That's where Kev's mum lives!

They'll need skill, speed and strength. Do they have what it takes to win?
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Birthday Drama! (#13 Dork Diaries)

Birthday Drama! (#13 Dork Diaries)

Rachel Renee Russell

$16.99
The thirteenth instalment in the bestselling DORK DIARIES series, now with over 30 million books in print!
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The Goose Road

The Goose Road

Rowena House

$16.99
A debut novel about one girl's remarkable journey across France during WWI.

France 1916. Angelique Lacroix is haymaking when the postman delivers the news: her father is dead, killed on a distant battlefield. She makes herself a promise: the farm will remain exactly the same until her beloved older brother comes home from the Front. I think of it like a magical spell. If I can stop time, if nothing ever changes, then maybe he won't change either. But a storm ruins the harvest, her mother falls ill and then the requisition appears... In a last-ditch attempt to save the farm from bankruptcy, Angelique embarks on a journey across France with her brother's flock of magnificent Toulouse geese.
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The All New Must Have Orange 430

The All New Must Have Orange 430

Michael Speechley

$24.99
Harvey owned a heap of stuff, but could always use more. The Orange 430 was the latest and the greatest. Harvey wasn't sure what it did, but he had to have it!

A cheeky picture book for anyone who’s bought a thingy or whatsit... and doesn't quite know why. In his debut picture book, Michael Speechley explores our obsession with stuff in a fun and edifying way.
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All of This Is True

All of This Is True

Lygia Day Penaflor

$16.99
MIRI loves the novel Undertow like it's a living being. So when she and her friends get the chance to meet the author, Fatima Ro, they plot a way to get closer to her. As for what happened with Jonah ... Well, obviously none of that was Fatima's fault.

SOLEIL wants to be a writer herself one day. She can't believe it when Fatima asks them to hang out with her - and having Jonah there makes it even better.

PENNY is more than the party girl everyone thinks she is, and she's willing to share her darkest secrets with Fatima to prove it. But what will happen when Fatima finds out about Jonah?

All of This Is True is a story of obsession and revenge, betrayal and forgiveness, and the devastating result of a secret that didn't stay buried.
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A Thousand Perfect Notes

A Thousand Perfect Notes

C. G. Drews

$16.99
An emotionally charged story about the power of dreams, and how passion can turn to obsession.

Beck hates his life. He hates his violent mother. He hates his home. Most of all, he hates the piano that his mother forces him to play hour after hour, day after day. He will never play as she did before illness ended her career and left her bitter and broken. But Beck is too scared to stand up to his mother, and tell her his true passion, which is composing his own music - because the least suggestion of rebellion on his part ends in violence.

When Beck meets August, a girl full of life, energy and laughter, love begins to awaken within him and he glimpses a way to escape his painful existence. But dare he reach for it?

Thrilling and powerfully written, this is an explosive debut for YA readers which tackles the dark topic of domestic abuse in an ultimately hopeful tale.
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Mara, Daughter of the Nile

Mara, Daughter of the Nile

Eloise Jarvis McGraw

$17.99
Mara is a proud and beautiful slave girl who yearns for freedom in ancient Egypt, under the rule of Queen Hatshepsut. Unlike other slaves, Mara can read and write, as well as speak the language of Babylonian. So, to barter for her freedom, she finds herself playing the dangerous role of a double spy for two arch enemies - each of whom supports a contender for the throne of Egypt. Except, Mara finds herself falling in love with one of her masters, the noble Sheftu, and is beginning to believe in his plans of restoring Thutmose III to the throne. But if her duplicity is discovered, a battle will surely begin, in which both Mara's life and the fate of Egypt are at stake.
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Dear Martin

Dear Martin

Nic Stone

$17.99
Raw, captivating, and undeniably real, Nic Stone boldly tackles American race relations in this stunning debut.

Justyce McAllister is top of his class and set for the Ivy League – but none of that matters to the police officer who just put him in handcuffs. And despite leaving his rough neighbourhood behind, he can't escape the scorn of his former peers or the ridicule of his new classmates.

Justyce looks to the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for answers. But do they hold up anymore? He starts a journal to Dr. King to find out.

Then comes the day Justyce goes driving with his best friend, Manny, windows rolled down, music turned up – way up, sparking the fury of a white off-duty police officer beside them. Words fly. Shots are fired. Justyce and Manny are caught in the crosshairs. In the media fallout, it's Justyce who is under attack.
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Kid Normal and the Rogue Heroes

Kid Normal and the Rogue Heroes

Greg James ,  Chris Smith ,  Erica Salcedo

$12.99
The second, epically funny adventure starring Murph Cooper and the Super Zeroes from Greg James and Chris Smith.

Not all heroes have superpowers.

Don't believe us? Well Murph Cooper is living proof. Since becoming Kid Normal, he and the Super Zeroes have been catching baddies all over the place. But being a hero is about to get a whole lot harder...

Far away in a top-secret prison, the world's most feared supervillain has broken a thirty year silence. His first words?
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Marge and the Secret Tunnel

Marge and the Secret Tunnel

Eglantine Ceulemans ,  Isla Fisher

$14.99
Life with Marge is NEVER boring! Even shopping for new shoes turns out to be an amazing adventure, especially when the lights go out and the children are stuck in the shop! And when Jakey decides he'd like to visit Australia, Marge has the best idea ever. She and the children will dig a tunnel and visit a completely different country...
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Vlad the World's Worst Vampire

Vlad the World's Worst Vampire

Anna Wilson ,  Kathryn Durst

$14.99
Vlad is the youngest member of the Impaler family, the bravest vampires that ever lived. But Vlad isn't very brave at all. He's even a little bit scared of the dark! All Vlad wants is some friends and he thinks he knows just where to find them... Human school! So off Vlad goes, along with his pet bat Flit. But how will Vlad keep his true identity secret from his new friends? Not to mention keeping them hidden from his family! Life just got a lot more complicated...
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Peeves

Peeves

Mike Van Waes

$14.99
PEEVES: They've come to annoy you!

Imagine if your worries and annoyances turned into real living creatures... That's what happens to 12-year-old Steve Pickings in this hilarious adventure.

Steve is a highly strung kid and many, many things annoy him. Following an accident, Steve's worries and annoyances take the form of actual living creatures - aka Peeves.

This starts with Noisy Peeve who follows Steve around making the 'Beep, Beep, Beep', of his alarm clock, then there's Asking Peeve, 'What are you doing?', 'Why are your arms so skinny?' 'Are you really going to wear THAT to school?'

Soon there is a small army of Peeves making Steve's days more challenging than usual. THEN it turns out that Peeves are contagious. Everyone is catching them. They are everywhere. AND they are evolving into something much, much worse...
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The Unbreakable Code (#2 Book Scavenger)

The Unbreakable Code (#2 Book Scavenger)

Jennifer Chambliss Bertman

$14.99
Mr. Quisling is definitely up to something mysterious, and Emily and James are on high alert. First, there's the coded note he drops at a book event. Then they uncover a trail of encrypted messages in Mark Twain-penned books hidden through Book Scavenger. What's most suspicious is that each hidden book triggers an arson fire.

As the sleuthing friends dig deeper, they discover Mr. Quisling has been hunting a legendary historical puzzle: the Unbreakable Code. This new mystery is irresistible, but Emily and James can't ignore the signs that Mr. Quisling might be the arsonist. The clock is ticking as the arson fires multiply, and Emily and James race to crack the code of a lifetime.
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The Peacock Detectives

The Peacock Detectives

Carly Nugent

$16.99
The last time William Shakespeare and Virginia went missing Cassie frund them sitting on a coiled hose behind the fire station, and Dad called 'Cassie Andersen, Peacock Detective'. So this time she knows what to do - she'll look for clues and track them down. But the clues lead her in an unexpected direction and Cassie finds herself investigating a confusing mystery about her family.

The Peacock Detectives is a warm and engaging story for middle-grade readers about dealing with change and finding out who you are.
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Amal Unbound

Amal Unbound

Aisha Saeed

$16.99
Twelve-year-old Amal loves learning and dreams of becoming a teacher.

Then something unimaginable happens-after an accidental run-in with the son of her village's corrupt landlord, she is forced to work as his family's servant to pay off her own family's debt.

At the opulent and corrupt Khan estate, Amal realises she will have to find a way to work with others in order to bring about change, and to achieve her dreams.

Inspired by Malala Yousafzai, Amal Unbound is a heartwarming story for brave girls everywhere.
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The Mix-Up (#1 The Champion Charlies)

The Mix-Up (#1 The Champion Charlies)

Adrian Beck

$14.99
Charles was the best player in the boys' football team. Charlotte was the best player in the girls' side. But this season they're both playing in the same mixed team. Is there room for two Champion Charlies on one side? And can they get past their rivalry to help form the greatest football team Jindaberg Primary has ever seen?

With prankster teammates, a karaoke coach, dancing dads and an arch rival with an axe to grind, the Champion Charlies soon learn that achieving success is not going to be easy... but it sure will be fun!
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Flying Lessons and Other Stories

Flying Lessons and Other Stories

Ellen Oh

$12.99
In a partnership with We Need Diverse Books, industry giants Kwame Alexander, Soman Chainani, Matt de la Pe a, Tim Federle, Grace Lin, Meg Medina, Walter Dean Myers, Tim Tingle, and Jacqueline Woodson join newcomer Kelly J. Baptist in a story collection that is as humorous as it is heartfelt. This impressive group of authors has earned among them every major award in children's publishing and popularity as New York Times bestsellers. From these distinguished authors come ten distinct and vibrant stories.

oThere's plenty of magic in this collection to go around.o -Booklist, Starred oA natural for middle school classrooms and libraries.o -Kirkus Reviews, Starred oInclusive, authentic, and eminently readable.o -School Library Journal, Starred oThought provoking and wide-ranging . . . should not be missed.o -Publishers Weekly, Starred oRead more books by these authors.o -The Bulletin, Starred
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Alice-Miranda in Scotland (#17 Alice-Miranda)

Alice-Miranda in Scotland (#17 Alice-Miranda)

Jacqueline Harvey

$16.99
Reunions and rivalries in the land of the brave!

Alice-Miranda and her friends have been invited to attend the Queen's Colours inaugural leadership program in Scotland and they just might be joined by a few familiar faces from around the globe. There are plenty of skills to be learned and challenges to conquer, and the excitement could be enough to push some over the edge.

Luckily, there is plenty to divert the students' attention including a surprise encounter on Loch Ness. Could it be the region's mythical monster? Little do they know it's the real monster in their midst they should be worried about. In this rollicking adventure, Alice-Miranda must draw upon all her wits to lead her friends to safety while, of course, making a few new friends along the way.
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Boot It (#2 The Champion Charlies)

Boot It (#2 The Champion Charlies)

Adrian Beck

$14.99
The Jindaberg Jets season is well underway, but the Jets are still without a win and the team is out of sorts. Charles seems to have lost his ability to score goals - coincidentally, he's also lost his special boots! Meanwhile, Benji is struggling with co-captain Charlotte's super serious approach to training.

The search for the missing boots begins, and in this case, everyone's a suspect! Will the two champion Charlies be able solve this mystery AND find their winning form?
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The Buried Crown

The Buried Crown

Ally Sherrick

$16.99
Its World War Two and Britain is on the brink of invasion. Londoner George has been sent to live in in the countryside, while his brother and guardian, Charlie, fights overseas. But the war is closer than he thinks. An ancient burial ground nearby contains a priceless treasure: a magical Anglo-Saxon crown Hitler is desperate to possess. Alongside Kitty, the granddaughter of a Jewish archaeologist, George must find and protect the crown from the Nazi invaders before its too late.
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My Brigadista Year

My Brigadista Year

Katherine Paterson

$14.99
In an engrossing historical novel, the Newbery Medal-winning author of Bridge to Terebithia follows a young Cuban teenager's mission to teach others how to read.

When thirteen-year-old Lora tells her parents that she wants to join Premier Castro's army of young literacy teachers, her mother screeches to high heaven, and her father roars like a lion. But didn't her parents teach her to share what she has with someone in need?

Shining light on a little-known moment in history, Katherine Paterson traces a young teen's coming-of-age journey from a sheltered life to a singular mission: teaching fellow Cubans of all ages to read and write.
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Claris: The Chicest Mouse in Paris

Claris: The Chicest Mouse in Paris

Megan Hess

$24.99
A delightful rhyming tale about courage, compassion and a stylish little mouse, from acclaimed fashion illustrator Megan Hess. Claris: The Chicest Mouse in Paris follows an adorable mouse who dreams of moving to Paris to follow her fashion dreams.

One day, she bravely takes the leap - only to find a mean little girl with a horrible-looking cat standing in the way of her perfect Parisian apartment!

Can Claris use all her wit, warmth and - of course - style to make her dreams come true? Claris: The Chicest Mouse in Paris is the first picture book in a dazzling new series for lovers of Eloise and Olivia. Destined to delight fashion-obsessed readers of all ages!
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Hansel and Gretel

Hansel and Gretel

Bethan Woollvin

$24.99
A brilliantly funny twist on a favourite fairy tale. Naughty little Hansel and Gretel ransack Willow the good witch's gingerbread cottage and play havoc with her spells, driving the poor witch to her wit's end with magical mischief and mayhem. They gobble all her yummy food, smash her potion bottles and even conjure the cat to the size of a house! Can Willow ever put a stop to the chaos?

From the award-winning Bethan Woollvin, creator of the iconic Little Red and Rapunzel comes Hansel and Gretel, another fantastic twist on a fairy tale printed in vibrant pantone inks.

Bethan Woollvin has been shortlisted for both the Klaus Flugge Prize 2017 and the Little Rebels Award 2017, as well as winning an AOI Award 2017. Little Red, winner of the Macmillan Prize 2014, was named one of the ten New York Times Best Illustrated Books in 2016.
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Thimble

Thimble

Rebecca Young ,  Tull Suwannakit

$24.99
When her grandmothers time comes, Mabel finds something left behind.  A beautiful story about how a tiny thimble and an unfinished blanket can help mend a heart.
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Rapunzel

Rapunzel

Bethan Woollvin

$14.99
Golden-haired princess Rapunzel is kept trapped in her lofty tower by a wicked witch, who lops off locks of her beautiful hair and sells them for her own profit. Can Rapunzel ever figure out a way to escape?

From creator of Little Red, a New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book 2016, comes another witty twist on a favourite fairy tale. This bold and funny story removes the handsome prince altogether, making Rapunzel the mistress of her own destiny.

Printed with stunning pantone inks, Bethan Woollvin's unique and striking art style and drily comic voice make this the perfect gift for fairy tale fans of all ages.
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The Story of Eva Carmichael

The Story of Eva Carmichael

Gary Crew ,  Paul O'Sullivan

$19.99
When eighteen-year-old Eva Carmichael boarded the Loch Ard, she did so amidst rumours that the ships of the Loch Line were cursed. And so it came to pass. In 1878, the magnificent clipper was wrecked off the treacherous coast of Victoria, Australia.

Though the sole female survivor, and despite having lost her entire family, Eva refused to conform to the romantic image of the 'maiden in distress.' In the face of a media storm, Eva remained true to herself and resolute in demanding respect for her independence. Her courage and strength are qualities that still mark Eva Carmichael out today as a truly heroic woman.
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Hide and Seek

Hide and Seek

Anthony Browne ,  Anthony Browne

$14.99
When their dog goes missing, Tom and Mary play hide and seek to distract themselves. Mary counts to ten and looks for Tom but she can't find him anywhere. But then there's a rustling from the woods - maybe someone else can help her find him... A reassuring tale of sibling love by the master Anthony Browne.
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The Colour of the Sun

The Colour of the Sun

David Almond

$24.99
This is a moving, funny and inspirational novel from the bestselling author of Skellig.

The day is long, the world is wide, you're young and free.

One hot summer morning, Davie steps boldly out of his front door. The world he enters is very familiar - the little Tyneside town that has always been his home - but as the day passes, it becomes ever more mysterious.

A boy has been killed, and Davie thinks he might know who is responsible. He turns away from the gossip and excitement and sets off roaming towards the sunlit hills above the town.

As the day goes on, the real and the imaginary start to merge, and Davie knows that neither he nor his world will ever be the same again.

This an outstanding novel full of warmth and light, from a multi-award-winning author. David Almond says: 'I guess it embodies my constant astonishment at being alive in this beautiful, weird, extraordinary world.'
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Run, Riot

Run, Riot

Nikesh Shukla

$15.99
From the editor of The Good Immigrant, an adrenaline-fuelled, powerful YA novel about young people taking charge of their own destiny. A novel about standing up and being counted.

Aspiring MC Taran and her twin brother Hari never wanted to move to Firestone House. But when the rent was doubled overnight and Dad's chemo meant he couldn't work, they had to make this tower block their home. It's good now though; they feel part of something here.

When they start noticing boarded-up flats and glossy fliers for expensive apartments, they don't think much of it - until Hari is caught up in a tragedy, and they are forced to go on the run.

It's up to these teenagers to uncover the sinister truth behind what's going on in the block, before it blows their world apart.
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The Love Curse: Arrowheart

The Love Curse: Arrowheart

Rebecca Sky

$16.99
What if you had the power to make any boy fall in love with you? Addictive romance with a fantasy twist for fans of Holly Smale, Ally Carter, and Zoe Sugg.

The gods are gone.

The people have forgotten them.

But sixteen-year-old Rachel Patel can't forget - the gods control her life, or more specifically, her love life.

Being a Hedoness, one of a strong group of women descended from Greek God Eros, makes true love impossible for Rachel. She wields the power of that magical golden arrow, and with it, the promise to take the will of any boy she kisses. But the last thing Rachel wants is to force someone to love her...

When seventeen-year-old Benjamin Blake's disappearance links back to the Hedonesses, Rachel's world collides with his, and her biggest fear becomes a terrifying reality. She's falling for him - a messy, magnetic, arrow-over-feet type of fall.

Rachel distances herself, struggling to resist the growing attraction, but when he gives up his dream to help her evade arrest, distance becomes an insurmountable task. With the police hot on their trail, Rachel soon realises there are darker forces hunting them - a group of mortals recruited by the gods who will stop at nothing to preserve the power of the Hedonesses - not to mention Eros himself, who is desperate to reverse the curse...

Prepare to fall under the spell of Wattpad star Rebecca Sky, in this compulsive romance.
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The Way You Make Me Feel

The Way You Make Me Feel

Maurene Goo

$14.99
Clara Shin lives for pranks and disruption. When she takes one joke too far, her dad sentences her to a summer working on his food truck, the Honeycut, alongside her uptight classmate Rose Carver. Not the carefree summer Clara imagined. But maybe Rose isn't so bad. Maybe the boy named Hamlet (yes, Hamlet) on the truck next door is pretty cute. Maybe Clara's estranged mom deserves a second chance. What if taking these relationships seriously means leaving her old self behind? From the author of I Believe in a Thing Called Love comes another funny story of friendship, romance, and discovering that even when life gets serious, it can still be seriously fun.
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If You Don't Have Anything Nice to Say

If You Don't Have Anything Nice to Say

Leila Sales

$16.99
'I understand what you meant by the comment. That's not what I'm asking. I'm asking, why did you put it up on the internet?' And this was the humiliating part. Because there was no good reason for it. 'I just hoped people might think it was funny.' Winter Halprin has her life figured out. She's a spelling-bee champion, has a great group of friends, super- supportive parents and a place at her dream college. But when a wayward comment online about the winner of a spelling bee goes viral, her whole world is turned upside down. The entire internet has turned against her, and everything is falling apart.

Knowing she has to make herself a better person, Winter turns to REVIBE, a rehabilitation facility for people who have been publicly shamed online. But she finds herself frozen and unable to apologize for what she has done. How can you apologize when you can't even put pen to paper any more, when you're scared of the power of your own words? How can you apologize when you're not even sure it's your fault?

If You Don't Have Anything Nice To Say is the thought provoking novel from multi award winning author, Leila Sales
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The Boy Who Lied

The Boy Who Lied

Kim Slater

$14.99
Fourteen-year-old Ed Clayton is a liar. It started when his dad went to prison and now he can't seem to stop. When Ed's younger brother Sam goes missing one day under his supervision, nobody believes him when he says he can't remember what happened.

Things begin to go very wrong for Ed's family when his mum loses her job and they have to start using a foodbank. Ditched even by his best friend, Ed is on his own trying find out what's happened to Sam, until he meets Fallon, a new neighbour who's willing to help him unravel the mystery. The two stumble on a secret even Ed could never have imagined. But nobody will ever believe a liar...
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The Love Interest

The Love Interest

Cale Dietrich

$14.99
There is a secret organization that cultivates teenage spies. The agents are called Love Interests because getting close to people destined for great power means getting valuable secrets.

Caden is a Nice: The boy next door, sculpted to physical perfection. Dylan is a Bad: The brooding, dark-souled guy, and dangerously handsome. The girl they are competing for is important to the organization, and each boy will pursue her. Will she choose a Nice or the Bad?

Both Caden and Dylan are living in the outside world for the first time. They are well-trained and at the top of their games. They have to be-whoever the girl doesn't choose will die.

What the boys don't expect are feelings that are outside of their training. Feelings that could kill them both.
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A Wild Adventure (#21 Ella and Olivia)

A Wild Adventure (#21 Ella and Olivia)

Yvette Poshoglian ,  Danielle McDonald

$7.99
Ella and Olivia are going to a native animal park! But are they prepared for their own wild adventure?
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Art Masterclass with Vincent Van Gogh

Art Masterclass with Vincent Van Gogh

Hanna Konola

$17.99
Learn how to create art like the masters by taking an Art Masterclass! After reading a short introduction to Van Gogh, you'll do drawing, colouring and collaging activities that show you how he worked and what inspired him to create the art that people love today. Then, you can use the stickers and all the things you've learnt to create your very own Van Gogh inspired masterpiece on the pullout poster at the back.
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Crosswords for Clever Kids

Crosswords for Clever Kids

Gareth Moore

$11.99
Packed full of crossword puzzles to complete, this little book will keep clever kids entertained for hours! Conveniently compact for travelling, this little book is perfect for bright young crossword enthusiasts.
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Explore: How to explore everything, everywhere

Explore: How to explore everything, everywhere

Anita Ganeri ,  Dusan Pavlic

$14.99
Kids can find out everything from: how to survive going over the Niagara Falls; how to paddle up the Zambezi; how to make a snow hole at the north pole; how to land a seaplane on lake Titicaca; how to find the source of the Nile; how to spot terrible tropical diseases, and much more. It is the perfect book for adventurous kids.

This book is part of the Buster Know How series, a collection of books that teaches adventurous and imaginative kids everything they will ever need to know about getting by in this wide, whacky world.
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Time Travel: How to be the best time traveller ever

Time Travel: How to be the best time traveller ever

Lottie Stride ,  Dusan Pavlic

$14.99
Packed full of fascinating historical facts, Time Travel is educational as well as entertaining. It covers all the different aspects of life in a different age, including cookery, games, education and surviving diseases. Hunt a hairy mammoth, cross swords with the samurai, make an axe stone-age style, write like an Egyptian, learn how to survive the Blitz, graduate from gladiator school, and much more. This book is part of the Buster Know How series, a collection of books that teaches adventurous and imaginative kids everything they will ever need to know about getting by in this wide, whacky world.
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Spycraft: How to be the best secret agent ever

Spycraft: How to be the best secret agent ever

Martin Oliver

$14.99
Perfect for kids with a sense of daring and adventure, this book contains all the tips and tricks that readers need to become secret agents. From cracking codes to tailing suspects via the art of cunning disguise, this book is a must for budding Bonds everywhere.

This book is part of the Buster Know How series, a collection of books that teaches adventurous and imaginative kids everything they will ever need to know about getting by in this wide, whacky world.
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Get Into Art: Discover Great Art and Create Your Own

Get Into Art: Discover Great Art and Create Your Own

Susie Brooks

$29.99
Get into Art is a gorgeous children's activity series, now in one bumper book, that explores a wide range of artists' work while encouraging children to develop their own skills and techniques. Get into Art is perfect for active young artists of all abilities.

The book features 48 artworks, superbly reproduced, with information about the work and the artist. Lift the flap to reveal an art project inspired by the work.
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Where's Timmy

Where's Timmy

Tim Cahill ,  Heath McKenzie

$16.99
Hacker and Studs have nabbed Tiny Timmys trophy, and now they could be absolutely anywhere! Can you help Timmy and his friends track down the trophy?
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My Outback Childhood: Growing up in the Territory

My Outback Childhood: Growing up in the Territory

Toni Tapp Coutts

$16.99
There was something interesting around every corner, be it brumbies and wild donkeys disappearing through the bush, or a little waterhole where the snakes and kangaroos came to drink.

Toni's childhood isn't like other kids'. She is only five years old when her mum packs a small suitcase and takes the family over 300 kilometres on a scratchy dirt track to live at Killarney, a remote cattle station in the Northern Territory. Toni grows up among the cattle and horses, with the wild Territory climate and even wilder native animals around her. She has adventures with Old Dora and Daisy, the Aboriginal women who help raise her and her brothers and sisters. They teach her about bush tucker and tell her stories of debil debils.

My Outback Childhood is the story of Toni's unconventional upbringing on Killarney - stalking goannas, helping in the cattle yards, riding horses and sleeping under the stars. Young readers will be captivated by this true story of a childhood filled with Outback adventures. Fascinating for city kids and country children alike, this is a unique story that educates as well as entertains.
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Kangaroo and Crocodile

Kangaroo and Crocodile

Bronwyn Bancroft ,  Sally Morgan

$16.99
Following the success of Possum and Wattle, Bronwyn Bancroft has created a companion volume, Kangaroo and Crocodile, a book of Australian animals and landscapes - from eagles to echidnas, geckos to crocodies, from desert animals to creatures of the coral reef.
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The Story of Babar

The Story of Babar

Jean de Brunhoff

$19.99
If you love elephants, you will love Babar and Celeste," writes A. A. Milne, author of Winnie-the-Pooh, in his preface to The Story of Babar. "And if you have never loved elephants, you will love them now." After his mother is killed by a hunter, Babar avoids capture by escaping to the city, where he is befriended by the kindly Old Lady. He becomes educated and cultured and, upon his return to the great forest, is crowned King of the Elephants.

Jean de Brunhoff's tales of Babar have charmed readers around the world for 80 years. His stories have followed the king of the elephants as he builds a city, founds a family and even meets Father Christmas. Tested by difficult trials - from snakes to fire to runaway prams - he always comes out on top, with the help of patience, determination and, on one memorable occasion, a flight of winged elephants. One of the most iconic series of animal books in history, Babar has become a household name both as a character in children's books and on TV.

Beautifully illustrated, this edition is an ideal gift for children aged 3 and up.
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The Wind in the Willows: Illustrated by John Burningham

The Wind in the Willows: Illustrated by John Burningham

Kenneth Grahame ,  John Burningham

$32.99
The most popular children's book ever written, lovingly illustrated by John Burningham.

Kenneth Grahame began to tell the tale of the river bank on the night of his son's fourth birthday, but what started out as a short bedtime story soon grew into one of the most enjoyable series of adventures ever to be told in children's literature.

The entertaining exploits of the book's four intrepid heroes - Mole, Water Rat, Badger and the incorrigible Toad - have captured the imagination of generations of children.

This beautiful edition is illustrated by renowned picture book artist John Burningham, whose wonderfully evocative line drawings marry perfectly with Graham's vivid text. There are twelve glorious full-colour scenes, full of detail, to enjoy over again and again.
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My Girragundji (20th Anniversary Edition)

My Girragundji (20th Anniversary Edition)

Meme McDonald ,  Boori Monty Pryor

$14.99
'I wake with a start. The doorknob turns. It's him. The Hairyman.'

There's a bad spirit in our house. He's as ugly as ugly gets and he stinks. You touch this kind of Hairyman and you lose your voice, or choke to death.

It's hard to sleep when a hairy wrinkly old hand might grab you in the night. And in the day you've got to watch yourself. It can be rough. Words come yelling at you that hurt.

Alive with humour, My Girragundji is the vivid story of a boy growing up between two worlds. With the little green tree frog as a friend, the bullies at school don't seem so big anymore. And Girragundji gives him the courage to face his fears.

Boori Monty Pryor was the Australian Children's Laureate from 2012-13.
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The Goat

The Goat

Anne Fleming

$16.99
When Kid accompanies her parents to New York City for a six-month stint of dog-sitting and home-schooling, she sees what looks like a tiny white cloud on the top of their apartment building.

Rumour says there's a goat living on the roof, but how can that be?

As Kid soon discovers, a goat on the roof may be the least strange thing about her new home. Painfully shy and too afraid to talk to new people at first, Kid is happy to explore Manhattan, especially the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Central Park, where she meets Will, who is also home-schooled and under the constant watchful eye of his grandmother. As Kid and Will become friends, she learns that Will's parents died in the Twin Towers. Will can't look out windows, he is a practitioner of Spoonerism, and he is obsessed with the Ancient Egyptian Tomb of Perneb.

When Kid learns that the goat will bring good luck to whoever sees it, suddenly it becomes very important to know whether the goat on the roof is real. So Kid and Will set out to learn the truth, even if it means confronting their own fears.
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The Alien Zoo... Good as New!

The Alien Zoo... Good as New!

Adrian Beck

$15.99
'Just to get this straight... There were four angry aliens coming after us who had: a) zombie super-strength b) ginormous razor-sharp scorpion tails and c) a hankering for human hand rolls.

Just another fun-filled day in The Alien Zoo.'

A dead grandad.

A secret Alien Zoo.

And only two kids to save humankind from total extinction.

What could possibly go wrong?

Funny, mysterious and a little bit rude - hold on to your hippos and come back inside The Alien Zoo.
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In the Mouth of the Wolf

In the Mouth of the Wolf

Michael Morpurgo ,  Barroux

$29.99
One soldier. One spy. A true story of two brothers in a terrible war. Michael Morpurgo's wonderful storytelling and Barroux's stunning artwork combine to tell the true story of Michael's uncles against the epic backdrop of World War Two. Francis and Pieter are brothers. As shadow of one war lingers, and the rumbles of another approach, the brothers argue. Francis is a fierce pacifist, while Pieter signs up to fight. What happens next will change the course of Francis's life forever... and throw him into the mouth of the wolf.
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Ottoline and the Purple Fox

Ottoline and the Purple Fox

Chris Riddell

$16.99
Ottoline is back in Ottoline and the Purple Fox, a beautifully illustrated adventure from former Children's Laureate, Chris Riddell.

Ottoline and Mr Munroe love puzzles, clues and mysteries. One day, they meet an enigmatic purple fox, who offers to take them on a night-time urban safari. The fox shows them all the hidden animals of the city and Ottoline makes notes on them in her field notebook. Mr Munroe is making notes too - on the anonymous poems he finds stuck to lampposts on their journey. Who is the secretive poet, and how can he and Ottoline help them mend their broken heart?
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The Scarecrow and His Servant

The Scarecrow and His Servant

Philip Pullman ,  Peter Bailey

$14.99
Featuring wonderful new illustrations from Peter Bailey, this brilliantly funny and moving tale by multi-award winning Philip Pullman, is perfect for readers young and old.

One night, during a terrible thunderstorm, a boy named Jack shelters in a barn. The following morning he is confused to find a scarecrow with a turnip head calling out to him. For a moment he thinks he is imagining it. But he isn't, the scarecrow has been struck by lightning in exactly the right way to bring him completely to life.

Jack becomes the scarecrow's personal servant and together they decide to set out and see the world. It is a journey that neither of them could have possibly imagined, filled with adventure - and it will change them both in ways they never expected...
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Our Australian Girl: The Pearlie Stories

Our Australian Girl: The Pearlie Stories

Gabrielle Wang

$26.99
It's 1941... and the war is changing Pearlie's life every day. Darwin is full of soldiers, there's a spy on the loose, her beloved pets are in danger and people are turning against Pearlie's best friend, Naoko, just because she's Japanese. When everything falls apart, will Pearlie be brave enough to stick up for what's right? Timid, kind, and courageous, Pearlie is an unforgettable Australian Girl.
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Clockwork or All Wound Up

Clockwork or All Wound Up

Philip Pullman ,  Peter Bailey

$14.99
Tick, tick, tick, tock. Once you've wound some things up nothing can stop them...

It is a cold winter's night when Karl enters the White Horse Tavern looking like he's swallowed a thundercloud. His final task as a clockmaker apprentice is to make a new figure for the great clock of Glockenheim. He has not made the figure - or got any idea of what it could be, and the unveiling is tomorrow.

Fritz is also in the tavern; there to read aloud his new spooky story. Like Karl, he hasn't finished. Well, he knows how the story starts and he knows it's called Clockwork - so, with the snow swirling down outside, he sets his story going and just has to hope that the ending will come to him as he tells it.

Suddenly, Fritz's story and real life merge in a completely sinister way - and just like clockwork it can't be stopped...
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George and the Ship of Time

George and the Ship of Time

Lucy Hawking

$16.99
When George finds a way to escape the spacecraft Artemis, where he has been trapped, he is overjoyed. Surely now he can return to Earth.

But when George touches down, he knows immediately that something is wrong. There's a barren wasteland where his home town used to be, intelligent robots roam the streets, and no one will talk to George about the Earth that he used to know. With the help of an unexpected new friend, can George find out what - or who - is behind this terrible new world, before it's too late?
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My Life and Other Exploding Chickens (#4 Tom Weekly)

My Life and Other Exploding Chickens (#4 Tom Weekly)

Tristan Bancks

$14.99
Have you ever done a runner from the dentist? Are you petrified of clowns? Have giant headlice tried to eat you? Have you ever been attacked by Library Ninjas when your book was five years overdue? And have you come up with a genius way to never do homework again? All of these things have happened to me. I'm Tom Weekly. My life is an exploding chicken and the book in your hands is my attempt to glue it back together again.
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Alice Dent and the Incredible Germs

Alice Dent and the Incredible Germs

Gwen Lowe

$16.99
When Alice Dent gets a cold, she has no idea how much trouble its about to cause. Because this is no ordinary cold: it comes with some seriously weird side-effects. For a start, Alice cant stop giggling, and every animal she meets sticks to her like glue! But when the mysterious Best Minister for Everything Nicely Perfect and his scary masked henchmen come to take her away, Alice realises her troubles are only just beginning.
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The Dragon's Eye (#8 Spirit Animals: Fall of the Beasts)

The Dragon's Eye (#8 Spirit Animals: Fall of the Beasts)

Sarwat Chadda

$14.99
Conor, Abeke, Meilin, and Rollan are prisoners. Framed for a crime they didn't commit, the four young Greencloaks have been captured by the ruthless Oathbound. They discover that the plot against them runs deeper-and is far more sinister-than anyone realised. To stop this conspiracy, the Heroes of Erdas will need absolute faith in their spirit animals. If they fail, all of Erdas will drown.
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The Tale of Angelino Brown

The Tale of Angelino Brown

David Almond ,  Alex T. Smith

$16.99
A warm and witty tale from a master storyteller, author of Carnegie Medal-winning Skellig and internationally bestseller The Boy Who Swam with Piranhas.

Bert 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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Cloud and Wallfish

Cloud and Wallfish

Anne Nesbet

$16.99
Slip behind the Iron Curtain into a world of smoke, secrets, and lies in this stunning novel where someone is always listening and nothing is as it seems.

Noah Keller has a pretty normal life, until one wild afternoon when his parents pick him up from school and head straight for the airport, telling him on the ride that his name isn’t really Noah and he didn’t really just turn eleven in March. And he can’t even ask them why - not because of his Astonishing Stutter, but because asking questions is against the newly instated rules. (Rule Number Two: Don’t talk about serious things indoors, because Rule Number One: They will always be listening).

As Noah - now "Jonah Brown" - and his parents head behind the Iron Curtain into East Berlin, the rules and secrets begin to pile up so quickly that he can hardly keep track of the questions bubbling up inside him: Who, exactly, is listening - and why? When did his mother become fluent in so many languages? And what really happened to the parents of his only friend, Cloud-Claudia, the lonely girl who lives downstairs?

In an intricately plotted novel full of espionage and intrigue, friendship and family, Anne Nesbet cracks history wide open and gets right to the heart of what it feels like to be an outsider in a world that’s impossible to understand.
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Riding a Donkey Backwards: Wise and Foolish Tales of Mulla Nasruddin

Riding a Donkey Backwards: Wise and Foolish Tales of Mulla Nasruddin

Sean Taylor ,  Shirin Adl ,  Khayaal Theatre

$27.99
Why does Mulla Nasruddin spoon yoghurt into the river? What is the reason he rides his donkey backwards? Why does he paint a picture that is blank? And is he crazy to move into the house of the man who's just burgled him?

Find out all about the amazing antics of Nasruddin in these twenty-one hilarious stories and riddles, famous throughout the Middle East for their jokes, riddles and wisdom.
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Jane Austen

Jane Austen

Isabel Sanchez Vegara ,  Katie Wilson

$19.99
New in the Little People, Big Dreams series, discover the remarkable life of Jane Austen, the English novelist, in this true story of her life. Little Jane grew up in a big family that loved learning and she often read from her father's library. In her teenage years she began to write in bound notebooks and craft her own novels. As an adult, Jane created stories that shone a light on the English upper classes and provided a witty social commentary of the time, creating a new dialogue for female characters in books. With stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, this empowering series celebrates the important life stories of wonderful women of the world. From designers and artists to scientists, all of them went on to achieve incredible things, yet all of them began life as a little child with a dream. These books make the lives of these role models accessible for children, providing a powerful message to inspire the next generation of outstanding people who will change the world!
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The History Museum: A Lift the Flap Book

The History Museum: A Lift the Flap Book

Chloe Douglass

$19.99
Travel through theses beautiful lift-the-flap books and explore history and the oceans of the world! Each spread is covers a different room in the museum, or a different part of the ocean and has heaps of flaps to explore!

Travel through the museum and through history with this amazing lift-the-flap book. Each spread is a different room in the museum, with heaps of flaps to explore. Start in Ancient Egypt, then journey through Rome, Greece, the world of the Vikings, Tudor England and Edo-era Japan.
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Brick: Who Found Herself in Architecture

Brick: Who Found Herself in Architecture

Joshua David Stein ,  Julia Rothman

$29.95
A young brick goes on a journey to find her place in the world by visiting ten celebrated brick structures around the globe When Brick was just a baby, tall buildings amazed her. Her mother said, Great things begin with small bricks. Look around and you'll see.

Brick's observations begin at home and then extend globally as she travels to a diverse list of brick structures - Malbork Castle in Poland, Mahabodhi Buddhist Temple in India, Grosvenor Estate apartments in England, and more - all the while pondering where she may end up. With a tender and timeless text by Joshua David Stein and architectural line art by Julia Rothman, this tribute to becoming part of something greater serves children and adults alike.
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Atlas of Football

Atlas of Football

Clive Gifford ,  Tracy Worrall

$19.99
Grab your football boots and get ready for the 2018 World Cup in this incredible journey around the globe!

Football is enjoyed in every nation of the world by millions and millions of different people. This unbelievable round-the-world adventure is a celebration of the beautiful game that will take you through all of the planet's continents. Discover fascinating facts and stats - from record-breaking goals to famous football mascots - and learn about the funny and extraordinary moments that make football such a beautiful game. The illustrated maps feature key aspects, such as borders, capital cities and major rivers, combined with amazing football facts - perfect for engaging young readers and football fans. An absorbing gift for avid football fans aged 7+ years. Kick off your footballing journey and see the world in a whole new light!
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Queer, There, and Everywhere: 23 People Who Changed the World

Queer, There, and Everywhere: 23 People Who Changed the World

Sarah Prager ,  Zoe More O'Ferrall

$16.99
A New York Public Library Best Book of 2017
A Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Book for Teens 2017

This first-ever LGBTQ history book of its kind for young adults will appeal to fans of fun, empowering pop-culture books like Rad American Women A-Z and Notorious RBG. Three starred reviews!

World history has been made by countless lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer individuals and you’ve never heard of many of them.

Queer author and activist Sarah Prager delves deep into the lives of 23 people who fought, created, and loved on their own terms. From high-profile figures like Abraham Lincoln and Eleanor Roosevelt to the trailblazing gender-ambiguous Queen of Sweden and a bisexual blues singer who didn’t make it into your history books, these astonishing true stories uncover a rich queer heritage that encompasses every culture, in every era.

By turns hilarious and inspiring, the beautifully illustrated Queer, There, and Everywhere is for anyone who wants the real story of the queer rights movement.
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Suffragette: The Battle for Equality

Suffragette: The Battle for Equality

David Roberts

$39.99
An exquisitely illustrated history of the women's suffrage movement, created by the New York Times bestselling David Roberts and introduced by BBC presenter Lauren Laverne.

The year 2018 marks a century since the first women won the vote in the United Kingdom, and Suffragette tells the story of their fight. This is a tale of astounding bravery, ingenuity and strength.

David's writing is accessible and his artwork full of rich detail, bringing to life the many vivid characters of the women's suffrage movement - from the militant activist and wheelchair user Rosa May Billinghurst to the world-famous Emmeline Pankhurst, Millicent Fawcett and Emily Wilding Davison.

Covering the whole range of female and male suffragist experiences - from aristocrats to the middle and working class as well as a look at the global struggle for universal suffrage, Suffragette makes a fantastic introduction to a fascinating topic. David Roberts' exquisite artwork and clear, exceptionally well-researched text make this the perfect gift.

This large gift book is fully colour illustrated on every page, and has been completed with advice from June Purvis, Emeritus Professor of Women's and Gender History at the University of Portsmouth.
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How I Resist: Activism and Hope for a New Generation

How I Resist: Activism and Hope for a New Generation

Maureen Johnson ,  Tim Federle

$26.99
Now, more than ever, young people are motivated to make a difference in a world they're bound to inherit. They're ready to stand up and be heard - but with much to shout about, where they do they begin? What can I do? How can I help?

How I Resist is the response, and a way to start the conversation. To show readers that they are not helpless, and that anyone can be the change. A collection of essays, songs, illustrations, and interviews about activism and hope, How I Resist features an all-star group of contributors, including, John Paul Brammer, Libba Bray, Lauren Duca, Modern Family's Jesse Tyler Ferguson and his husband Justin Mikita, Alex Gino, Hebh Jamal, Malinda Lo, Dylan Marron, Hamilton star Javier Munoz, Rosie O'Donnell, Junauda Petrus, Jodi Picoult, Jason Reynolds, Karuna Riazi, Maya Rupert, Dana Schwartz, Dan Sinker, Ali Stroker, Jonny Sun (aka @jonnysun), Sabaa Tahir, Shaina Taub, Daniel Watts, Jennifer Weiner, Jacqueline Woodson, and more, all edited and compiled by New York Times bestselling author Maureen Johnson and Lambda-winning novelist Tim Federle.

In How I Resist, readers will find hope and support through voices that are at turns personal, funny, irreverent, and instructive. Not just for a young adult audience, this incredibly impactful collection will appeal to readers of all ages who are feeling adrift and looking for guidance.

How I Resist is the kind of book people will be discussing for years to come and a staple on bookshelves for generations.
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Amazing Structures: Incredible Feats of Architecture from Around the World

Amazing Structures: Incredible Feats of Architecture from Around the World

Glen Williams

$19.99
Record-breaking, beautiful, unique or simply amazing – these are the worlds’ most famous structures and the story behind their design and construction . Cool, quirky, fun or astounding facts about these fabulous buildings and the Wonders of the World and the architecture and engineering behind them. Perfect for home schooling and projects, this beautifully illustrated and informative book, displays the best in architecture and engineering.
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Children's A to Z Encyclopedia

Children's A to Z Encyclopedia

Kingfisher ,  Various

$49.99
The Children's A to Z Encyclopedia covers a full range of clearly-arranged alphabetical topics, from ancient history and countries to politics, technology and more. This volume is the perfect purchase for any family.

Fully updated for this new 4th edition, with the very latest facts and data; clear text and more than 1000 photos and illustrations will inform and amaze.
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Marie Curie: Little Guides to Great Lives

Marie Curie: Little Guides to Great Lives

Isabel Thomas ,  Anke Weckmann

$16.99
Marie Curie was a brilliant scientist who coined the term 'radioactivity', discovered polonium and radium, and helped develop treatments for cancer. She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, but her dedication to physics ultimately caused her death from radiation.

From artists to aviators and scientists to revolutionaries, Little Guides to Great Lives is a brand new series of small-format guides introducing children to the most inspirational figures from history in a fun, accessible way. Launching with Leonardo da Vinci, Marie Curie, Nelson Mandela, and Amelia Earhart, Little Guides to Great Lives tells the stories of the most amazing people from all over the world and across history, with full-color illustrations and fresh design to bring their incredible stories to life.
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Nelson Mandela: Little Guides to Great Lives

Nelson Mandela: Little Guides to Great Lives

Isabel Thomas ,  Hannah Warren

$16.99
Anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician, and philanthropist, Nelson Mandela's journey from political prisoner to president of South Africa is an incredible tale of triumph in the face of adversity. 2018 marks a hundred years since his birth.

From artists to aviators and scientists to revolutionaries, Little Guides to Great Lives is a brand new series of small-format guides introducing children to the most inspirational figures from history in a fun, accessible way. Launching with Leonardo da Vinci, Marie Curie, Nelson Mandela, and Amelia Earhart, Little Guides to Great Lives tells the stories of the most amazing people from all over the world and across history, with full-color illustrations and fresh design to bring their incredible stories to life.
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Marie Curie: Little Guide to Great Lives

Marie Curie: Little Guide to Great Lives

Illustrati Isabel Thomas

$14.99
Marie Curie was a brilliant scientist who coined the term `radioactivity', discovered polonium and radium, and helped develop treatments for cancer. She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, but her dedication to physics ultimately caused her death from radiation.

From artists to aviators and scientists to revolutionaries, Little Guides to Great Lives is a brand new series of small-format guides introducing children to the most inspirational figures from history in a fun, accessible way. Launching with Leonardo da Vinci, Marie Curie, Nelson Mandela and Amelia Earhart, Little Guides to Great Lives tells the stories of the most amazing people from all over the world and across history, with colourful illustrations and fresh design to bring their incredible stories to life.
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Nelson Mandela Little Guides to Great Lives

Nelson Mandela Little Guides to Great Lives

Illustrati Isabel Thomas

$14.99
Anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician and philanthropist, Nelson Mandela's journey from political prisoner to president of South Africa is an incredible tale of triumph in the face of adversity. 2018 marks a hundred years since his birth.

From artists to aviators and scientists to revolutionaries, Little Guides to Great Lives is a brand new series of small-format guides introducing children to the most inspirational figures from history in a fun, accessible way. Launching with Leonardo da Vinci, Marie Curie, Nelson Mandela and Amelia Earhart, Little Guides to Great Lives tells the stories of the most amazing people from all over the world and across history, with colourful illustrations and fresh design to bring their incredible stories to life.
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Leonardo Da Vinci Little Guides to Great Lives

Leonardo Da Vinci Little Guides to Great Lives

Illustrati Isabel Thomas

$14.99
Most famous as the painter who created the Mona Lisa, Leonardo da Vinci is also one of history's greatest geniuses - he was a mathematician, architect, astronomer, scientist and musician... and he even invented the helicopter!

From artists to aviators and scientists to revolutionaries, Little Guides to Great Lives is a brand new series of small-format guides introducing children to the most inspirational figures from history in a fun, accessible way. Launching with Leonardo da Vinci, Marie Curie, Nelson Mandela and Amelia Earhart, Little Guides to Great Lives tells the stories of the most amazing people from all over the world and across history, with colourful illustrations and fresh design to bring their incredible stories to life.
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Facts and Artefacts: Shang Dynasty

Facts and Artefacts: Shang Dynasty

Tim Cooke

$26.99
The Shang were skilled builders, artists and craftsmen, and one of the best ways to discover how they lived is by studying the artefacts they made. Just as ancient objects enable us to step back into the world of the people who made them, the stories people told can reveal what they thought about their world. This book combines facts about the ancient Chinese with photographs of the artefacts they left behind and the stories they shared with each other to present a full picture of life at the time.
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Planet Awesome

Planet Awesome

Stacy McAnulty ,  David Litchfield

$14.99
'Hi, I'm Earth! But you can call me Planet Awesome.' In this hilarious and informative book filled to the brim with eye-opening, kid-friendly facts about our planet, you'll find scientifically accurate information from beloved children's book author Stacy McAnulty and vibrant art by award-winning illustrator David Litchfield.
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iExplore: Micromonsters

iExplore: Micromonsters

Camilla de la Bedoyere

$19.99
iExplore Micromonsters is an amazing book that reveals the tiny creatures all around us that are normally invisible to the human eye. Marvel at these incredible mini monsters - and watch as Digital Magic makes them leap off the page! Fact-filled spreads give the reader background information on each tiny beast: where it's found, what it does and how it survives in even the harshest conditions, from skin cells to outer space! Then simply open the app on your smartphone or tablet to trigger the AR action and awaken the Digital Magic.

The book comes to life using the latest technology of augmented reality with the free app. All you need is a smartphone or tablet.
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iExplore: Extinct Animals

iExplore: Extinct Animals

Camilla de la Bedoyere

$19.99
See some of the biggest, strangest and most fascinating of the world's extinct animals as they are brought back to life in front of your very eyes, thanks to the Digital Magic of Augmented Reality. Using this book, the free app and a smartphone or tablet, you can see a woolly mammoth grow to full size, fly a Pteranodon around your bedroom, and much more!
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iExplore: The Brain

iExplore: The Brain

Jack Challoner

$19.99
The next incredible book in our Augmented Reality series takes you deep inside the human brain! Take a journey into the human body and learn how your brain works with this fascinating book packed with facts about your grey matter. The brain dives deeper into the subject matter of the human brain by looking at how it works in close detail: from senses to memory, automatic and voluntary movements all the way to how the brain uses neurotransmitters to give us emotions, the brain is at the core of everything we do. Then use Augmented Reality to witness amazing science right before your eyes by placing your tablet or smartphone near the visual trigger on the page and watch which part of the brain is triggered by your activity.
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Periodic Table: Eyewitness

Periodic Table: Eyewitness

DK

$14.99
This fact-filled book is the perfect guide to all 118 elements in the periodic table, the ingredients that make up our world.

Packed with stunning new photography, Eyewitness Periodic Table begins with a concise history of chemistry, scientific pioneers, and the creation of the first periodic table. It then launches into a visual tour of each individual element. Along the way, you'll find out where each element comes from and what it is used for, explained clearly and simply for young readers.

Explore elements such as carbon and oxygen and learn why they are essential to our survival. See how precious gold protects astronauts in space, and why the metal mercury can be both a solid and a liquid. Find out about man-made elements, which the smartest chemists are still busy figuring out how to use. Eyewitness Periodic Table also includes a pull-out poster to hang on your wall.

This detailed, accessible book will inspire young, inquisitive minds - the scientists of tomorrow who will shape our future.
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Planet Earth: Infographic Plates To Explore Our World

Planet Earth: Infographic Plates To Explore Our World

Chiara Piroddi ,  Federica Fragapane

$34.99
Born from the encounter between graphic arts, computer science and journalism, the language of infographics is considered one of the most contemporary and rigorous, from a scientific point of view. Its new and original application to children's publishing makes this volume, devoted entirely to the planet Earth, truly one of a kind.

The solid scientific data, selected and organized in 16 infographic tables by the author of the texts, who is a children psychotherapist, are interspersed with amusing curiosities, while the thorough schemes are lightened by colourful illustrations. Becoming experts of our planet will be easy and fun!
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Move!

Move!

Robin Page ,  Robin Page

$12.99
This playful introduction to motion in the animal kingdom invites readers to guess some of the unusual ways that animals get around, from Caldecott Honor artist Steve Jenkins and Robin Page.
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Jumping Penguins & Crying Crocodiles

Jumping Penguins & Crying Crocodiles

Marije Tolman ,  Jesse Goossens

$24.99
If a camel gets angry, he will vomit green gastric juice all over you.

A sloth moves so slowly that green algae grows in his fur.

Even a blind chameleon takes on the colour of its surroundings.

Bologna Ragazzi Award - winner Marije Tolman , creator of The Tree House and The Island, illustrates in her distinctive style the curious, funny, bizarre, unbelievable, disgusting and weird facts about all kinds of different animals. The animal facts are straightforward nonfiction, while Marije Tolma n's illustrations are pure fantasy, creating a combination that is sure to engage young readers.

After reading and looking at Jumping P enguins, a visit to the zoo will never be the same again .

A flamingo can only eat with its head upside down.

A penguin is able to jump 1.8 meter high.

Even a blind chameleon takes on the colour of its surroundings.
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If All the World Were...

If All the World Were...

Joseph Coelho ,  Allison Colpoys

$24.99
This powerful and ultimately uplifting text is the ideal way to introduce children to the concept of death and dying, particularly children who have lost a grandparent. Beautifully illustrated by new talent Allison Colpoys. Joseph Coelho won the CLPE children's poetry award for Werewolf Club Rules! and performs his poetry around the country.
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Ocean Meets Sky

Ocean Meets Sky

Eric Fan ,  Terry Fan

$24.99
Finn remembers the stories his grandfather told him about a place where the ocean meets the sky: where whales and jellyfish soar and birds and castles float. Now that his grandfather is gone, Finn knows the perfect way to honour him. He'll build a boat. He'll set sail. He'll find this magical place himself! And maybe, just maybe, he'll discover something he didn't even know he was looking for.
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Audrey the Amazing Inventor

Audrey the Amazing Inventor

Rachel Valentine ,  Katie Weymouth

$21.99
A heartwarming and inspirational story about a feisty, young dreamer and her determination to never give up. Audrey the Inventor is about following your dreams, caring for those you love and persevering to achieve your goals. Audrey wants to be an inventor, but her inventions are not entirely successful: the egg collectors and jam dispenser are a bit messy, and her faithful pet, Happy Cat, is still recovering from the mishap with the cat washer! Its enough for Audrey to lose heart and give up altogether, but with some encouraging words she gives inventing one last try. Hilarious, heartfelt and utterly bonkers, Audrey the Inventor is a new heroine with plenty to say and do.
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Islandborn

Islandborn

Junot Diaz ,  Leo Espinosa

$21.99
From New York Times bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize-winner Junot Diaz comes a debut picture book about the magic of memory and the infinite power of the imagination

Every kid in Lola's school was from somewhere else.
Hers was a school of faraway places.

When Lola's teacher asks the students to draw a picture of where their families immigrated from, all the kids are excited. Except Lola. She can't remember the Island - she left when she was just a baby. But with the help of her family and friends, and their memories - joyous, fantastical, heartbreaking, and frightening - Lola's imagination takes her on an extraordinary journey back to The Island. As she draws closer to the heart of her family's story, Lola comes to understand the truth of her abuela's words: 'just because you don't remember a place doesn't mean it's not in you.'

Gloriously illustrated and lyrically written, Islandborn is a celebration of creativity, diversity, and our imagination's boundless ability to connect us - to our families, to our past and to ourselves.
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Secret World of Butterflies

Secret World of Butterflies

Courtney Sina Meredith ,  Giselle Clarkson

$19.99
Did you know that butterflies taste with their feet, do a dark red poo when they come out of their chrysalises and that some drink the tears of crocodiles?

How does the world look to them, do they ever sleep and how are some of them able to fly so high?

This book will open your eyes to these magical creatures around us.
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Ten Little Robots

Ten Little Robots

Mike Brownlow ,  Simon Rickerty

$24.99
Learn to count from ten to one and back again with this rhythmic, rhyming robot adventure!

This factory looks exciting. Shall we take a peep? Ten little robots all say, BEEEP!

Ten little robots set off on a hilarious, madcap adventure through a fantastical factory in this wonderfully wacky rhyming romp - with NEEE-NAAAAH-ing sirens, KER-BOOOOMG-ing engines, and plenty of gadgets, levers and utter chaos along the way!

Look out for the other books in the bestselling, award-winning Ten Little series: Ten Little Pirates Ten Little Princesses Ten Little Monsters Ten Little Dinosaurs Ten Little Elves Praise for the other Ten Little books:

'a rollicking read with an easy rhythm and jaunty illustrations...excellent' - Guardian 'jaunty verse with lots of humorous details to discover on every page' - Time Out 'roaringly funny rhymes' - Independent
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With Your Paw In Mine

With Your Paw In Mine

Jane Chapman

$19.99
Otter pup Miki finds a special friend, Amak, to share her adventures with. When danger comes, the otters hold tight to each other's paws. But will it be enough to keep them safe? A breathtaking story of friendship and belonging, with gorgeous illustrations from Jane Chapman (Love Enough for Two, I'm Not Sleepy!, Squish Squash Squeeze!).
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I Don't Want to Clean My Teeth

I Don't Want to Clean My Teeth

David Cornish

$24.99
The final title about Rollo, who didn't want to eat his dinner or go to bed - and now he doesn't want to clean his teeth. Every morning and every evening, Rollo would cry, 'I don't want to clean my teeth!' Rollo's family are on track with mealtimes and going to bed,but now Rollo doesn't want to clean his teeth ... From talented author-illustrator David (D.M.) Cornish comesthe perfect book for parents who might need to brush up on their children'steeth cleaning.
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Something Fishy

Something Fishy

Polly Dunbar

$24.99
Like all cats, this cat absolutely loves fish. But what do you do when your owners start acting strangely? They don't seem to understand the importance of fish any more. They are too busy buying tiny clothes, gathering colourful toys, and redecorating in pastel colours. And one owner in particular seems to be getting a lot . . . bigger.

Something Fishy is a very funny family story from the award-winning Polly Dunbar, creator of the bestselling Penguin and Tilly and Friends, now a CBeebies series. The adorable cat's journey from jealousy and anxiety to love and acceptance will appeal to any child with a new brother or sister on the way!

The perfect story for cat lovers everywhere - and for families with a new arrival.
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Can Somebody Please Scratch My Back?

Can Somebody Please Scratch My Back?

Jory John

$26.99
Persnickety Elephant has an itch - a big one - and he can't reach it! While he isn't above asking for a little help, no one is up to the task. Turtle is too lazy, Snail is too slimy, and Alligator... well, Elephant isn't sure he wants his assistance. Does Elephant have to do everything himself?

Jory John's signature deadpan humour pairs perfectly with Liz Climo's oh-so-innocent-looking animals to create a slyly ironic read-aloud that will leave kids and parents in stitches.
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Baby on Board

Baby on Board

Allan Ahlberg ,  Emma Chichester Clark ,  Emma Chichester Clark

$24.99
Once, many years ago, there was a baby, in his pram, with his sisters and their sandwiches and lemonade and toys . . .

From master storyteller Allan Ahlberg, this is a beautifully told lyrical adventure about a baby, a hardy trio of toys and their adventure on the high seas!

Stunningly illustrated by Emma Chichester Clark, this is lovely book for little and big readers alike. The perfect addition to any nursery bookshelf, to be enjoyed over and over again.
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Are You Sleeping

Are You Sleeping

Constanze von Kitzing ,  Constanze von Kitzing

$14.99
Little Lion wants to play, but everyone else on the savannah has gone to sleep! Will the mischievous cub find anyone to play with before Mama says it's bedtime?
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The Last Wolf

The Last Wolf

Mini Grey

$24.99
Once upon a time, Little Red set off into the woods to catch a wolf...

But the woods aren't all they seem - and are there even any wolves left? Mini Grey re-imagines the classic Little Red Riding Hood fable in an entirely new way. Can Little Red help her new friends in need and recover the wild days of the past?

This is a powerful, moving and funny picture book which will have children and adults revisiting its exquisite pages time and time again, and discussing the important message it holds. From the award-winning author/illustrator of The Adventures of the Dish and the Spoon, The Pea and the Princess and Biscuit Bear.
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Truck Full of Ducks

Truck Full of Ducks

Ross Burach

$24.99
Did you call for a truck full of ducks?

Bernie is on the road to make a duck delivery when one of his ducks EATS the directions. Oh no! How will he find his customer? Join the flock in this wacky call-and-response ride to find out just who ordered a truck full of ducks-and why!

Ross Burach's screwball comedy is filled with surprise twists and crafty jokes that will quack you up!
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Pig in a Wig

Pig in a Wig

Chrissie Krebs

$16.99
The pig was feeling pretty good -  even better than a piggy should.  His skin was pink. His eyes were big...  and he was wearing a glorious wig! When a wig lands on a pig, expect the unexpected in this hilarious tale of mistaken identity!
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It's Hard to Love a Tiger

It's Hard to Love a Tiger

Anna Pignataro

$16.99
I wish I had a tiger, a tiger from the zoo.   A tiger of my own to love-a tiger just like you. A funny rhyming story about a little girl and a troublesome (but lovable) tiger.
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Zoo House

Zoo House

Heath McKenzie

$16.99
One morning young Oscar jumped up, wide awake, he headed for breakfast, but stepped on a snake! What will Oscar do when he wakes up to find his house... is a zoo!
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Bob's Blue Period

Bob's Blue Period

Marion Deuchars

$21.99
Bob the bird loves to paint pictures with his best friend Bat. But one day Bat goes away and Bob is sad. He tries to paint, but everything he paints is blue! Can his friends help him to find his bright colours again?

From Marion Deuchars comes this charming and funny follow-up to Bob the Artist, about feeling sad, expressing your emotions and ways to feel better.
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Julian Is a Mermaid

Julian Is a Mermaid

Jessica Love ,  Jessica Love

$24.99
Mesmerizing and full of heart, this is a picture book about self-confidence and love, and a radiant celebration of individuality.

While riding the subway home with his Nana one day, Julian notices three women spectacularly dressed up. Their hair billows in brilliant hues, their dresses end in fishtails, and their joy fills the train carriage. When Julian gets home, daydreaming of the magic he's seen, all he can think about is dressing up just like the ladies and making his own fabulous mermaid costume. But what will Nana think about the mess he makes - and even more importantly - what will she think about how Julian sees himself?
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We're Getting a Cat!

We're Getting a Cat!

Vivian French ,  Salvatore Rubbino

$24.99
A delightfully cheerful non-fiction picture book about how to care for your cat, from much-loved author Vivian French and award-winning illustrator Salvatore Rubbino.

A non-fiction picture book about a rescue cat, with a charmingly funny story by Vivian French and lively illustrations by Salvatore Rubbino. The story follows a family who have just moved into a mouse-infested flat. Dad is terrified of mice and, after several sleepless nights, decides they should get a cat. They meet Kevin the cat in a rescue home – he's big and strong, and they're sure he'll catch all of the mice. But Kevin has other ideas…

Join this lovable tomcat as he settles into his new home, gradually learning how to use a litter tray, when he'll be fed and that it's probably better to use a scratching post than to shred the back of Dad's chair. The caption text provides information on feeding, grooming and caring for your cat – and at the end of the book, there's a handy index and bibliography.
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The Day War Came

The Day War Came

Nicola Davies ,  Rebecca Cobb

$24.99
A powerful and necessary picture book - the journey of a child forced to become a refugee when war destroys everything she has ever known.

Imagine if, on an ordinary day, war came. Imagine it turned your town to rubble. Imagine going on a long and difficult journey - all alone. Imagine finding no welcome at the end of it. Then imagine a child who gives you something small but very, very precious...

When the government refused to allow 3000 child refugees to enter this country in 2016, Nicola Davies was so angry she wrote a poem. It started a campaign for which artists contributed drawings of chairs, symbolising a seat in a classroom, education, kindness, the hope of a future. The poem has become this book, movingly illustrated by Rebecca Cobb, which should prove a powerful aid for explaining the ongoing refugee crisis to younger readers.

GBP1 from every copy sold goes to the charity Help Refugees - find out more about their wonderful work at their website, helprefugees.org.
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This Zoo is Not for You

This Zoo is Not for You

Ross Collins

$14.99
When a small platypus visits the zoo, the animals all assume he has come about the vacancy and he is swiftly taken through a rigorous interview process. But the platypus is far too bland for the chameleons, not nearly graceful enough for the flamingos, and his tricks will never impress the monkeys. So, he leaves. The animals soon regret being so unkind, but... what's this? The platypus has left an invitation! Oh dear - it seems he had actually come to the zoo to invite them all to his party. Uh-oh! But with all forgiven and forgotten, the platypus welcomes his new zoo friends to a fantastic party on his Platypus!

This rollicking rhyming picture book, from the award-winning creator of There's a Bear on My Chair, combines comic misunderstandings with a heartfelt story about acceptance and belonging.

'There's a touch of Tim Minchin about Collins... his tone is funny but heartfelt and a little bit rock'n'roll' - Guardian This paperback edition comes with a free audio reading featuring music and using children's voices - accessible anywhere and anytime you're connected to the internet by scanning a QR code on your smartphone or tablet.
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The Society of Distinguished Lemmings

The Society of Distinguished Lemmings

Julie Colombet ,  Julie Colombet

$16.99
A brilliantly bonkers story with a cast of eccentric lemmings, by artist and first-time author Julie Colombet.

This quirky, humorous picture book from French illustrator Julie Colombet is jam-packed with lemmings and sure to raise a laugh. When the lemmings encounter a bear, they are determined to help him be more 'distinguished' - just like they are. But little do they realise this bear could be exactly what they need to save them from themselves... With Julie Colombet's distinctive voice and beautiful illustrations, each spread is packed with detail to pore over. Think 'My Fair Lady' meets 'The Lemmings'.
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Gwendolyn!

Gwendolyn!

Juliette MacIver ,  Terri Rose Baynton

$14.99
A PENGUIN IN THE JUNGLE? In the jungle there are jaguars, monkeys and parrots aplenty, but there are no penguins. None at all. Because penguins do not live in the jungle, except for ... GWENDOLYN! A story about friendship, adventure and finding your home.
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Katinka's Tail

Katinka's Tail

Judith Kerr

$14.99
The brand new picture book from the beloved and iconic Judith Kerr. This magical new book from the one and only Judith Kerr is brimming with her trademark warm humour and exquisitely imaginative artwork. Come on a wondrous journey with Katinka, a perfectly ordinary pussycat, with a not-quite-so-ordinary tail...

A classic-in-the-making from Judith Kerr OBE, recipient of the Booktrust Lifetime Acveivement Award and creator of the iconic Tiger Who Came to Tea and Mog the Forgetful Cat, this delightful story is the perfect gift for boys and girls of all ages.
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NoMax!

NoMax!

Shannon Horsfall

$14.99
Great fun for parents to share with pre-school kids. - Reading Time Max is a dog who lives life to the full, which is why his master is so often calling out to him - 'No Max!' From the author of WAS NOT ME, comes another very funny book about life - as Max the dog sees it.

Ages: 3 years+
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Picking Pickle: Which dog will you choose?

Picking Pickle: Which dog will you choose?

Polly Faber ,  Clara Vulliamy

$14.99
It can be a pickle to pick the right dog. Take a guided tour of the dogs' home with one characterful canine - he's been there the longest and knows everyone, so he'll make sure you bring home the perfect companion. Will it be hungry Harvey, who eats everything? Or clever Dumpling, who can chew through the crossword in record time? Or sporty Boo-Boo, as bouncy as a ball? How about Poochy Petunia Wuffles-Winstanley, the poshest pet in the pound? oh it's so hard to choose. What a pickle!

With gorgeous illustrations from Clara Vulliamy, and laugh-out-loud text from Polly Faber, this book is guaranteed to be your favourite, whichever dog you decide to choose!
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Hey Awesome

Hey Awesome

Karen Young ,  Norvile Dovidonyte

$16.95
If kids with anxiety could see their strengths, they would feel so much bigger than their anxiety. They would feel bigger than everything - as though a tiny, tip-toed stretch could have them touching the top of the world from where they are. This book is a reminder for all kids that everything they need to be brave, strong and brilliant is already in them.
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Refugee

Refugee

Alan Gratz

$17.99
Three different kids. One mission in common: ESCAPE.

Josef is a Jewish boy in 1930s Nazi Germany. With the threat of concentration camps looming, he and his family board a ship bound for the other side of the world.

Isabel is a Cuban girl in 1994. With riots and unrest plaguing her country, she and her family set out on a raft, hoping to find safety and freedom in America. Mahmoud is a Syrian boy in 2015. With his homeland torn apart by violence and destruction, he and his family begin a long trek toward Europe.

All three young people will go on harrowing journeys in search of refuge. All will face unimaginable dangersfrom drownings to bombings to betrayals. But for each of them, there is always the hope of tomorrow. And although Josef, Isabel, and Mahmoud are separated by continents and decades, surprising connections will tie their stories together in the end
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The New Neighbours

The New Neighbours

Sarah McIntyre

$15.99
A fabulously funny and fast-paced picture book that cleverly turns prejudices on their head.

When new neighbours move in to the tower block, what will the other residents of Pickle Rye think? Find out in this hilarious and light-hearted book that is bursting with wonderful characters and humour. Giggle away as you hop, trot and totter down the stairs to share news of the new neighbours and learn just how important it is to leave judgements and prejudices far behind.
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Waiting for Goliath

Waiting for Goliath

Antje Damm

$16.99
Bear has been waiting since dawn. Im waiting for Goliath, he tells everyone. Goliath is coming! He's my best friend...

He'll definitely show up. You'll see!

Bear waits patiently for his friend. The robins fly to the south and the first snow falls. When Bear awakes from a long sleep, he hears a noise like a hand sliding slowly across paper. Goliath is coming! But Goliath's identity is a big surprise.
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The Penguins Are Coming!

The Penguins Are Coming!

McKinlay Meg ,  Jackson Mark

$16.99
The penguins are coming and there is great excitement at the zoo. But what's a penguin? The animals don't quite know what to expect - but they all have an opinion, each more outlandish than the last. When the truth about penguins is finally revealed, everyone is in for a surprise!

This is a hilarious picture book by award winners Meg McKinlay and Mark Jackson.
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Sounds of the Wild: Stomp Roar! Dinosaur

Sounds of the Wild: Stomp Roar! Dinosaur

Carles Ballesteros

$15.99
Press the tabs and hear the sounds of the wild with this engaging board book. Infants can press and listen to the sounds of individual dinosaurs, then match the sounds with the different creatures as the four different sounds reappear on the final page. Sounds of the Wild features favourite prehistoric creatures that young dinosaur lovers will enjoy. Great for firing the imagination and helping with sound recognition, these exciting board books are sure to be a hit with younger readers and parents alike.
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Sounds of the Farm: Baa Moo! Noisy Farm

Sounds of the Farm: Baa Moo! Noisy Farm

Carles Ballesteros

$15.99
Press the tabs and hear the sounds of the farm with this engaging board book. Infants can press and listen to the sounds of individual farm animals, then match the sounds with the animals as the four different sounds reappear on the final page. The Sounds of the Farm features favourite farm animals that young readers will love. Great for firing the imagination and helping with sound recognition, these exciting board books are sure to be a hit with younger readers and parents alike.
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Now I Am 2

Now I Am 2

Rachel Baines

$14.99
Discover a world of adventure with this fun selection of rhymes. Packed with gorgeous illustrations throughout, and fuzzy flocking on the cover, this sturdy board book is the perfect gift for second birthdays!
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Pop Up Peekaboo! Under The Sea

Pop Up Peekaboo! Under The Sea

DK

$16.99
Turn the pages and lift the flaps of this delightful baby book to meet Diving Dolphin, Stripy Fish, and other exciting sea creatures waiting to pop out!

This exciting read-aloud baby book encourages first learning by introducing little ones to colourful underwater scenes and characters. With the help of parents and carers, toddlers will have fun turning the pages and lifting the flaps of Pop-Up Peekaboo Under the Sea. Each surprise character is certain to make toddlers smile!

Ideal for preschool play, this sturdy baby book will appeal to both parents and children and will keep little ones entertained time and time again!
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Pop Up Peekaboo! Baby Dinosaur

Pop Up Peekaboo! Baby Dinosaur

DK

$16.99
Discover a world of adorable baby dinosaurs hiding in the pages of this exciting baby book. As Baby T.rex tries to find Mummy T.rex, he discovers lots more dinky dinosaurs hiding along the way!

There's hungry Baby Ankylosaurus, noisy Baby Triceratops, and many more! When each flap is lifted, a new dinosaur leaps from the page, and the cute illustrations are certain to make toddlers smile. Pop-up Peekaboo! Baby Dinosaur is perfect for reading aloud and encouraging preschool play. This sturdy baby book will appeal to both parents and children and provide hours of fun.

Parents can read the simple rhyming text to support baby's language development, while baby will have hours and hours of fun lifting the flaps to play peekaboo!
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Even Superheroes Use The Potty

Even Superheroes Use The Potty

Sara Crow

$27.99
It's potty time for superheroes, firefighters, ninjas, soldiers, and KIDS!

Young ones will enjoy this funny, rhyming story that teaches great bathroom habits with the promise that all their heroes use the potty too. And the book comes with stickers and a bathroom reward chart, so good potty habits can be celebrated each time kids put the lid down, flush, and wash their hands! It's a book-and-sticker package that will help parents achieve toilet-training harmony. And don't miss the companion book, Even Superheroes Have to Sleep!, to help restless kids settle in at night.
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Rosie's Walk

Rosie's Walk

Pat Hutchins

$14.99
Rosie the hen is going for a walk. But she'd better watch out - there's a sneaky fox on the prowl...

This timeless classic is the perfect combination of funny, witty, child-friendly humour and iconic retro artwork. The spare text is cleverly complemented by pictures that tell more than the words give away - ideal for building visual literacy for the very youngest readers. This is one of the must-have books for any child's library.
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Goodnight Everyone

Goodnight Everyone

Chris Haughton ,  Chris Haughton

$12.99
From the multi award-winning picture book maker of A Bit Lost, Oh No, George! and Shh! We Have a Plan, comes the ultimate bedtime board book.

A series of exquisitely coloured cut pages of increasing size introduce woodland families - bears, deer, rabbits and teeny, tiny mice - who are all beginning to feel really ... rather ... tired ... YAWN! Dear me, says Great Big Bear, it must be time for bed! But Little Bear is certainly not sleepy - he's wide awake! (For now...) With sublime, starry night time scenes and an infectious yawny Good night refrain, Chris Haughton creates a lulling bedtime read, perfect for parents and children to share together.
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Maisy Goes to a Wedding

Maisy Goes to a Wedding

Lucy Cousins ,  Lucy Cousins

$19.99
The perfect read-aloud story about being a guest at a wedding, from the multi-award-winning Lucy Cousins. Maisy is off to her very first wedding - how exciting! Penguin and Ostrich are getting married, with Tallulah as the flower girl and Charley as the ring-bearer. The ceremony is lots of fun, and then it's time to celebrate with dancing and a yummy wedding cake! Finally, Penguin tosses the bouquet, and the happy couple are off on their honeymoon. It's more fun with Maisy! Visit her amazing website - www.maisyfun.com - for activities, newsletters, games and more.
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The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things

The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things

Carolyn Mackler

$14.99
Fifteen-year-old Virginia feels like a fat, awkward outsider in her perfect family, especially next to her golden-boy big brother Byron. She's got a lot to deal with - her weight, her best friend moving away, the mean girls at school - not to mention a boy who seems to like her! To survive, she decides to follow the 'Fat Girl Code of Conduct' to make herself acceptable, unnoticed... invisible.

It seems to be working until something unthinkable happens and, before her eyes, Virginia's flawless family begins to fall apart. As her world spins out of orbit, Virginia realises that breaking the Fat Girl Code might be the only way to create a life that belongs to her.

Carolyn Mackler's acclaimed book has been updated for a new audience and is as relevant, funny and full of heart as it was when it was first published fifteen years ago.
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It Looks Like This

It Looks Like This

Rafi Mittlefehldt

$16.99
In spare, understated prose heightened by a keen lyricism, a debut author will take your breath away.

A new state, a new city, a new high school.

Mike's father has already found a new evangelical church for the family to attend, even if Mike and his plainspoken little sister, Toby, don't want to go. Dad wants Mike to ditch art for sports, to toughen up, but there's something uneasy behind his demands. Then Mike meets Sean, the new kid, and hey becomes games of basketball, partnering on a French project, hanging out after school. A night at the beach. The fierce colors of sunrise. But Mike's father is always watching. And so is Victor from school, cell phone in hand.

In guarded, Carveresque prose that propels you forward with a sense of stomach-dropping inevitability, Rafi Mittlefehldt tells a wrenching tale of first love and loss that exposes the undercurrents of a tidy suburban world. Heartbreaking and ultimately life-affirming, It Looks Like This is a novel of love and family and forgiveness - not just of others, but of yourself.
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Madeline the Mermaid and Other Fishy Tales

Madeline the Mermaid and Other Fishy Tales

Anna Fienberg ,  Ann James

$12.99
Oh, fish whiskers and ling lies! Here are four fabulous fishy tales about Madeline the mermaid, her merdog, Byron, and her mercat, Bella.

Will Madeline be swallowed up by the monster Kraken? Or will they be bored to death by the talkative Pufferfish? Can she escape the Sea Harpy with her hair of hissing snakes? And prevent a war of magic between the rival Sea Witches - a war that would mean the end for all sea creatures?

'Fienberg's exhuberant fantasies, her sense of fun, and above all her brilliant play with language bring to mind the early magic of Margaret Mahy.' Margaret Dunkle, Australian Bookseller + Publisher Discover more spellbinding stories by Anna Fienberg in The Magnificent Nose and other marvels.
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Squishy Taylor Versus the Mayor

Squishy Taylor Versus the Mayor

Ailsa Wild ,  Ben Wood

$12.99
A hilarious junior fiction book series from Ailsa Wild about solving mysteries, blending families and leaping to conclusions!

Sita ‘Squishy’ Taylor is a cheeky, sneaky 11-year-old who lives with her dad and step-family in a very crowded apartment. Luckily for Squishy, their building is huge – and there's always plenty of mysteries to investigate! Like ...

    * Why is the mayor being so SNEAKY?
    * How do you make someone look fake-sick?
    * How many dumplings are too many dumplings?
    * What is the Boss of the World doing at Jessie’s violin concert?

Australian superstar Squishy Taylor is a curious, likeable and instantly relatable hero for ALL kids aged 6 and up. She’s part of a blended family – a new kind of normal for so many kids, whether it’s a Modern Family or more of a Brady Bunch. Between nightly Skype-chats with her mum, dealing with a noisy baby or her two new ‘bonus sisters’, there’s always a new challenge or exciting mystery to solve.

Squishy Taylor and the Bonus Sisters (#1) was listed as a Notable Book in the 2017 CBCA Awards, and was shortlisted for the 2017 Readings Children’s Book Prize. Squishy Taylor and the Tunnel of Doom (#6) was shortlisted for the Wilderness Society’s Environment Award for Children’s Literature in 2017.
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Lottie Perkins, Movie Star (#1 Lottie Perkins)

Lottie Perkins, Movie Star (#1 Lottie Perkins)

Katrina Nannestad ,  Makoto Koji

$9.99
'Lights! Camera! Action!' That's my cue.

'Harold,' I sigh. 'I think I'm in love.' My name's Charlotte, but you can call me Lottie. I'm a movie star.

At least, that's my thing this week.

Charlotte Perkins is seven years old and can't wait to grow up - if only she could decide what she wanted to be!

Luckily, no dream is too big for little Lottie Perkins!

Emerging readers will fall in love with this adorable and collectable new series from award-winning Australian author Katrina Nannestad. Includes super-cute illustrations by the talented Makoto Koji, plus bonus sticker scene and sticker outfits!
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Lottie Perkins, Ballerina (#2 Lottie Perkins)

Lottie Perkins, Ballerina (#2 Lottie Perkins)

Katrina Nannestad ,  Makoto Koji

$9.99
'SO MUCH TO LOVE!'- Total Girl I'm wearing a glittering tutu and a sparkling tiara.

I pirouette. Three times.

And I don't even trip. My name's Charlotte, but you can call me Lottie. I'm a ballerina. At least, that's my thing this week. Charlotte Perkins is seven years old and can't wait to grow up - if only she could decide what she wanted to be! Luckily, no dream is too big for little Lottie Perkins!

Emerging readers will fall in love with this adorable and collectable new series from award-winning Australian author Katrina Nannestad. Includes super-cute illustrations by the talented Makoto Koji, plus bonus sticker outfits!
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Super, Spectacular Pearlie

Super, Spectacular Pearlie

Wendy Harmer

$24.99
Seven dazzling Pearlie stories in one sparkling book!

Twirly-whirly! Queen Emerald has invited Pearlie to visit all the Park Fairies of the world. From ice-skating in New York to a fashion show in Paris and a glittering New Year party in Beijing, there is so much for Pearlie to see and so many new friends to meet.

Includes- Pearlie in Central Park; Pearlie and the Cherry Blossom Fairy; Pearlie and the Silver Fern Fairy; Pearlie in Paris; Pearlie and the Flamenco Fairy; Pearlie Goes to Rio; and Pearlie and the Imperial Princess.
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The Princess in Black and the Mysterious Playdate

The Princess in Black and the Mysterious Playdate

Hale Shannon and Dean ,  Pham LeUyen

$9.99
Princess Magnolia and Princess Sneezewort have plans... mysterious plans, like a princess playdate! They dress-up slam! They karaoke jam! They playhouse romp and snack-time stomp! But then a shout from outside Princess Sneezewort's castle interrupts their fun. It's a monster trying to eat someone's kitty! This is a job for the Princess in Black. Yet when the Princess in Black gets there, she finds only a masked stranger and no monster in sight... or is there? Action and humor abound in this ode to friendship that proves that when shape-shifting monsters intrude on your plans, two heroes are better than one.
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Every Day (Film Tie-In)

Every Day (Film Tie-In)

David Levithan

$19.99
Every morning, A wakes in a different person's body, a different person's life. There's never any warning about where it will be or who it will be. A has made peace with that, even established guidelines by which to live- Never get too attached. Avoid being noticed. Do not interfere.

And then A wakes up in the body of Justin and meets Justin's girlfriend, Rhiannon. From that moment, the rules by which A has been living no longer apply. Because A has found someone he wants to be with - day in, day out, day after day.

Can you love someone who is destined to change each day? YA superstar author David Levithan brings all his trademark insight to a novel that is edgy, romantic and page-turning. Every Day has a touch of the paranormal and a grounding in the real world.
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A Fortunate Life: Edition for Young Readers

A Fortunate Life: Edition for Young Readers

A. B. Facey

$17.99
Bert Facey saw himself as an ordinary man, but his remarkable story reveals an extraordinary life lived to the full.

Bert Facey was a battler, ever optimistic and hopeful despite the hardships of his lfe. A true classic of Australian literature, his simply written autobiography is an inspiration.

This edition has been specially adapted for young readers.
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The Rose Legacy

The Rose Legacy

Jessica Day George

$21.99
Orphaned Anthea Cross-Thornley has been shuttled between family members her whole life. When she receives a letter from a long-lost uncle, she dares to dream that she will finally find a home. Upon her arrival she is shocked to learn that her uncle secretly breeds horses - animals that have been forbidden in their kingdom for centuries. More alarming is Anthea's strange ability to sense the horses' thoughts and feelings, an ancient gift called The Way. Confused and terrified, Anthea is desperate to leave, but when dangers arise that put her family and her kingdom at risk, she has no choice but to embrace The Way and the exciting future adventures it will bring her.

This sweeping, emotionally-resonant fantasy from beloved author Jessica Day George is perfect for fans of Princess Academy and Black Beauty.
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The Wishing-Chair Again

The Wishing-Chair Again

Enid Blyton ,  Mark Beech

$14.99
A classic fantasy story from the world's best-loved children's author, Enid Blyton, now with stunning new covers by Mark Beech. Be whisked away by these magical Wishing-Chair adventures. Mollie and Peter are home for the summer holidays, and they are so excited to see their magic Wishing-Chair that they can handle bear to unpack! They can't wait to visit new and magical lands but then someone steals the Wishing-Chair from them and flies away with it into the midnight sky - whatever will the children do now? Short chapters and beautiful illustrations make The Wishing-Chair Again perfect bedtime reading for children aged six and upwards. A richly nostalgic offering for grandparents and parents to share with the next generation of Blyton fans.
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More Wishing-Chair Stories

More Wishing-Chair Stories

Enid Blyton ,  Mark Beech

$14.99
A classic fantasy story from the world's best-loved children's author, Enid Blyton, now with stunning new covers by Mark Beech. Be whisked away by these magical Wishing-Chair adventures. Mollie and Peter are home for Half-Term, and their magic Wishing-Chair is ready to whisk them away to magical lands! They'll meet brownies, visit the Land of Wishes and even find gold at the end of the rainbow. But best of all, will be helping a certain jolly somebody deliver presents for Christmas! Ho, ho, ho... Short chapters and beautiful illustrations make The Wishing-Chair Again perfect bedtime reading for children aged six and upwards. A richly nostalgic offering for grandparents and parents to share with the next generation of Blyton fans.
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Our Beautiful Earth: Saving Our Planet Piece by Piece

Our Beautiful Earth: Saving Our Planet Piece by Piece

Giancarlo Macri ,  Carolina Zanotti

$29.99
Why are we destroying our only home, the Earth? This dynamic and engaging book features charming illustrations and die-cut pages that show in a clear and direct way how humans have managed to upset the world's natural ecological balance - achieved after millions of years of evolution - in a relatively short amount of time. In a simple way but with immediate clarity, the illustrators describe the causes that are affecting the planet's survival by visually depicting the past, present, and possible future of the Earth. The book tells a simple story relying mainly on clever and on point visuals and die-cut pages that change shape following the narrative.

Thanks to the colourful illustrations and effective and dynamic graphics, young readers will be encouraged to reflect on this timely subject, to learn to love the Earth, and to care for it. This unique book is very topical for both adults and children and contains an important message for readers of all ages and an invitation to help foster the preservation of our planet. Like no other time in human history, the fate of the world rests in the hands of the younger generation.
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Boats Are Busy

Boats Are Busy

Sara Gillingham

$14.95
A first book of boats for the youngest enthusiasts, featuring 15 different boats and a bonus nautical flag per vessel From sailboats to ferry boats, tankers to clippers, young readers will learn to identify and define a range of floating crafts. Each of 15 boats and ships are presented by name, illustration, and simple description, written as engaging, read-aloud text. In addition, each is adorned with a different nautical flag whose message is decoded as secondary text for the extra curious. Printed in four stunning Pantone colors, this refreshingly stylish and informative introduction to boats will pop off the shelf in the things that go section!
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No Place Like Home

No Place Like Home

Ronojoy Ghosh

$14.99
By the author of Ollie and the Wind, shortlisted in the Children's Book Council of Australia Awards The city is no place for a polar bear like George Being homesick is making George a terrible grump. Not knowing where home is makes it even worse.

So George sets off on a search. He isn't sure what home looks like, but he'll know it when he finds it.
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Dinosaur ABC

Dinosaur ABC

Roger Priddy

$7.99
An A to Z of dinosaurs for any young enthusiast who is fascinated by these huge creatures, and the idea they used to rule Earth. Each page focuses on a different dinosaur, from Allosaurus to Zephyrosaurus. There are large photographs of lifelike models, simple facts, infographics showing their size, and pronunciation guides. The text is aimed at young readers and the facts are easy to digest. All this adds up to a perfect first dinosaur book for preschool children.
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Peg + Cat: The Pirate Problem

Peg + Cat: The Pirate Problem

Jennifer Oxley ,  Billy Aronson

$9.99
When Peg and Cat encounter hungry pirates by the seashore, they've got to think fast. Pirates get cranky when they're hungry, and when pirates are cranky, they sing - really badly! To spare their ears, Peg and Cat must make sure each pirate gets his fair share of fruit - the same amount for everyone. And when a sneaky monkey steals a few peaches, Peg and Cat have to divide the fruit up all over again. Will they be able to give everyone an equal share and keep those pirates from singing really badly?
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Peg + Cat: The Big Dog Problem: A Level 2 Reader

Peg + Cat: The Big Dog Problem: A Level 2 Reader

Jennifer Oxley ,  Billy Aronson

$9.99
Peg's mom has given her and Cat five important letters to mail. She says it's because we're growing up, says Peg. And sure enough, the height marks on the wall show that they're getting taller! But there's a problem: when they get to the mailbox, they find a very big dog sitting in front of it. How can they get around or behind this scary-looking canine to mail the letters? Or could it be that they're jumping to conclusions - and the obstacle itself might help them reach a solution?
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