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Detention

Detention

Tristan Bancks

$16.99
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Sima and her family are pressed to the rough, cold ground among fifty others. They lie next to the tall fence designed to keep them in. The wires are cut one by one.

When they make their escape, a guard raises the alarm. Shouting, smoke bombs, people tackled to the ground. In the chaos Sima loses her parents.

Dad told her to run, so she does, hiding in a school and triggering a lockdown. A boy, Dan, finds her hiding in the toilet block.

What should he do? Help her? Dob her in? She's breaking the law, but is it right to lock kids up? And if he helps, should Sima trust him? Or run?

THIS MOMENT, THESE DECISIONS, WILL CHANGE THE COURSE OF THEIR LIVES.

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To the Moon and Back

To the Moon and Back

Bryan Sullivan ,  Jackie French

$16.99
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NEW REVISED EDITION TO CELEBRATE THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FIRST MOON LANDING Who were the Honeysuckle Creek mob? And how did they assist the first moon landing?

When man took the first step on the moon it was a bunch of Australian technicians who tracked the spacecraft and sent the first television pictures to the world. No, not at Parkes - the movie 'The Dish' got it wrong. They were from Honeysuckle Creek in the ACT.

This is their story, told by Bryan Sullivan, one of the technicians on duty at the time, and his wife, children's author Jackie French. And to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first manned Moon landing, Bryan and Jackie have revisited this book to reflect on the enormous strides that technology has made since this book was first published in 2004.

Winner of the 2005 CBC Eve Pownall Award for Information Books in 2005, To the Moon and Back includes information about the space program and the birth of the internet, as well as supplying the answers to questions such as: How do you go to the toilet in a spacecraft? Have the astronauts ever seen an alien? What made the moon? Can I have a holiday in space?

PRAISE '... fascinating insights into the part that the Australians played in getting the astronauts to the moon and back.' - Bestselling author, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki
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Pirate Boy of Sydney Town

Pirate Boy of Sydney Town

Jackie French

$16.99
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A SWASHBUCKLING ADVENTURE FROM AUSTRALIA'S CHILDREN'S LAUREATE


CAN YOU STILL LOVE YOUR FATHER, NO MATTER WHAT HIS CRIMES ARE?

12-year-old Ben Huntsmore is the son of a shipowner, an only child who loves the farming life on his mother's family estate, Badger's Hill.

But when Ben's father loses their ancestral home in 1809 as payment for a gambling debt, Ben reluctantly joins him in a desperate venture to win it back, capturing enemy trading ships off the West Australian coast.

While at sea, Ben must face not just the giant waves of the Southern Ocean, but also the guns of a Dutch ship, along with unexpected treachery. And only the friendships of the mysterious convict Higgins and the young Indigenous sailor Guwara will help Ben survive, as well as show him the true meaning of loyalty and riches.

From renowned children's author Jackie French comes Pirate Boy of Sydney Town, a book filled with swashbuckling adventures set against a background of Australia's hidden history as a pirate port and slavers' den.



PRAISE FOR NANBERRY: BLACK BROTHER WHITE:

"For really, really good Australian young-adult (and middle-grade) historical fiction, Jackie French has always been a winner ... With Nanberry: Black Brother White, she delivers an excellent fictionalised account of the First Fleet's settlement at Sydney Cove ... a powerful novel" - Australian Bookseller & Publisher, 5 stars

"She is one of few masters who can embed historic characters in rattling good tales and her meticulous research is seamlessly inserted so you live the detail rather than learn it. Even if you are not into history, Nanberry will hook you in ... Irresistible for history buffs of any age' - Good Reading Magazine, 5 stars

"I've been telling all my friends to read this book and give it to their kids to read. It's absolutely engrossing." - Herald Sun
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Be Green!: An Activity Book for Young People Who Want to Sustain and Protect the World We Live in

Be Green!: An Activity Book for Young People Who Want to Sustain and Protect the World We Live in

Mandy Archer ,  Katie Abey

$16.99
A MINDFUL KIDS GLOBAL CITIZEN activity book for young people to colour and doodle their way to living a more responsible, sustainable life.

Use creativity to explore the environmental issues facing planet Earth, discover how you can make a difference, and learn top tips on how to protect the environment for future generations.
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Little Women

Little Women

Louisa May Alcott

$24.99
Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Little Women by Louisa May Alcott, read by Anna Koval.

Come laugh and cry with the March family.

Meg - the sweet-tempered one. Jo - the smart one. Beth - the shy one. Amy - the sassy one.

Together they're the March sisters. Their father is away at war and times are difficult, but the bond between the sisters is strong.

The family may not have much money, but that doesn't stop them from creating their own fun and forming a secret society.

Through sisterly squabbles, happy times and sad, their four lives follow very different paths, and they discover that growing up is sometimes very hard to do . . .
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Secrets of a Schoolyard Millionaire

Secrets of a Schoolyard Millionaire

Nat Amoore

$14.99
Finding a million dollars in your backyard - every kid's dream, right? That's what me and my best friend Toby thought too.

Jumping castles at school. Lollipops for our adoring fans. Wearing sunglasses indoors ('cos that's what all the millionaires do).

There's a lot you can get with a million dollars . . . including a whole lot of trouble.

Bonus tips on how to be a schoolyard millionaire inside!
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Animal Pants: from the bestselling Pants series

Animal Pants: from the bestselling Pants series

Giles Andreae ,  Nick Sharratt

$14.99
Baa pants, moo pants, COCK-A-DOODLE-DO pants . . .

Have you ever wondered what kind of pants honey bees wear? What about iguanas? Or even piranhas?

Find out in this joyous explosion of colour and silliness that will have readers of all ages laughing together - a hilarious rhyming read, from the author of Giraffes Can't Dance and the illustrator of You Choose.
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The Middler

The Middler

Kirsty Applebaum

$14.99
'I was special. I was a hero. I lost the best friend I ever had.' Eleven-year-old Maggie lives in Fennis Wick, enclosed and protected from the outside world by a boundary, beyond which the Quiet War rages and the dirty, dangerous wanderers roam.

Her brother Jed is an eldest, revered and special. A hero. Her younger brother is Trig - everyone loves Trig. But Maggie's just a middler; invisible and left behind. Then, one hot September day, she meets Una, a hungry wanderer girl in need of help, and everything Maggie has ever known gets turned on its head.

Narrated expertly and often hilariously by Maggie, we experience the trials and frustrations of being the forgotten middle child, the child with no voice, even in her own family.

This gripping story of forbidden friendship, loyalty and betrayal is perfect for fans of Malorie Blackman, Meg Rosoff and Frances Hardinge.
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Small Spaces

Small Spaces

Katherine Arden

$14.99
After suffering a tragic loss, eleven-year-old Ollie who only finds solace in books discovers a chilling ghost story about a girl named Beth, the two brothers who loved her, and a peculiar deal made with the smiling man --a sinister specter who grants your most tightly held wish, but only for the ultimate price.

Captivated by the tale, Ollie begins to wonder if the smiling man might be real when she stumbles upon the graves of the very people she's been reading about on a school trip to a nearby farm. Then, later, when her school bus breaks down on the ride home, the strange bus driver tells Ollie and her classmates- Best get moving. At nightfall they'll come for the rest of you. Nightfall is, indeed, fast descending when Ollie's previously broken digital wristwatch begins a startling countdown and delivers a terrifying message- RUN.

Only Ollie and two of her classmates heed these warnings. As the trio head out into the woods--bordered by a field of scarecrows that seem to be watching them--the bus driver has just one final piece of advice for Ollie and her friends- Avoid large places. Keep to small.

And with that, a deliciously creepy and hair-raising adventure begins.
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Where's Mr Astronaut?

Where's Mr Astronaut?

Ingela P Arrhenius

$12.99
A delightful and funny introduction to space exploration for the very youngest of readers. A particularly charming new addition to the best-selling series that's so adored by parents and children alike.
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Australian Geographic Discover: Minibeasts

Australian Geographic Discover: Minibeasts

Australian Geographic

$12.99
The world of minibeasts is bigger than we think!

From the worms on the ground, to the insects in the air and the jellyfish in the sea - minibeasts are all around us.
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Australian Geographic Discover: Rocks and Fossils

Australian Geographic Discover: Rocks and Fossils

Australian Geographic

$12.99
Unearth the mysteries of the rocks that form the world around us, and the fossils that tell us the history of our planet!
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Australian Geographic Discover: Animals Homes

Australian Geographic Discover: Animals Homes

Australian Geographic

$12.99
With stunning images from Australian Geographic's extensive picture library, fun facts about native Australian wildlife and information on the variety of different habitats, this book is a great way to introduce the homes of Australia's unique animals.

From lizards living in hot, sandy deserts to alpine possums and the marine creatures in the depths of the ocean, find out about the many different places where Australian animals live.
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Australian Geographic Discover: Life Cycle

Australian Geographic Discover: Life Cycle

Australian Geographic

$12.99
Some mothers lay eggs, and some give birth to live young.

Some animals are ready to leave the nest straight away, and others stay with family.

Come along as we learn all about the different life cycles!
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Who Lives Where?

Who Lives Where?

Kiko ,  Stephanie Babin

$24.99
Sliding panels of animals near and far make for a delightful and satisfying format for matching game fun! Each of the 36 panels features a different animal from various habitats: garden, farm, savanna, and even in the ocean. Young children will be challenged to match the animals to where they rest or live with their families. Where do cows sleep at night? Where do meerkats make their homes? Where do clownfish live? Young children slide the panels to reveal the answers! The big scene in every spread offers clues to the right responses . . . and provides bite-size information about each critter. Ideal for travel or take-along!
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A Friend for Henry

A Friend for Henry

Jenn Bailey ,  Mika Song

$29.99
Henry, a boy on the autism spectrum, has been on the lookout for a friend in his class. His best efforts are often misunderstood, but after an art project mix-up and a Reading Time setback, Henry finds a way to build a friendship in this charming and reassuring picture book.
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Show Me Cool Magic: A guide to creating and performing your own show

Show Me Cool Magic: A guide to creating and performing your own show

Jake Banfield

$21.99
This book that takes the reader from knowing zero about magic to being able to do a whole show for their family and friends. Along the way they will learn some cool tricks to show their friends in school, find out how to do a PR stunt, film their own tricks, develop their unique magician persona and all the other secrets to making magic amazing. The reader will be offered an array of trick options, from openers to finales, from which to build their own tailored show, depending on their favourite style of magic and stage of learning.
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Cheeky Dogs: to Lake Nash and Back

Cheeky Dogs: to Lake Nash and Back

Johanna Bell ,  Dion Beasley

$29.99
Every morning Is it time yet? Nearly Joie says. Out of the freezer comes the meat. Bones and sausages and chicken necks. Butcher knife on the bricks, me chopping up. Be careful! Or you'll cut your finger off. We can't have that Joie says.

Meet deaf artist, Dion Beasley, and the people he calls family. Dodging road trains by day and giant blue monsters at night, Dion weaves his way through life on an electric scooter, collecting rocks and dogs to make art. In his dreams he sees animals from overseas and his mother's country, Lake Nash, but every morning, without fail, he puts on his favourite socks and gets ready to feed the dogs. Is it time yet?

Dion Beasley and Johanna Bell have collaborated on two other books, Too Many Cheeky Dogs and Go Home, Cheeky Animals, which won the Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Award in 2017.
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William Bee's Wonderful World of Trains, Boats and Planes

William Bee's Wonderful World of Trains, Boats and Planes

William Bee

$14.99
William Bee is back and this time he's showing us his amazing collection of trains, boats, planes and more.

There's his harrier jump jet, which can take off vertically, his World War I fighter plane that can perform amazing stunts, the steam locomotive (peep peep!), the mini submarine, his speedboat (occasionally stolen by Sparky the Dog), and even his space rocket! Blast off!

The cone family are helping, or is that hindering?, with the transport, as is Sparky.

Perfect for every child fascinated by amazing vehicles that can fly, float, dive underwater, travel on tracks and blast off into outer space!

Vroom Vroom! Peep Peep! We have blast off!
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Rip All the Pages!: 52 Tear-Out Adventures for Creative Writers

Rip All the Pages!: 52 Tear-Out Adventures for Creative Writers

Karen Benke

$22.99
This is the activity book for out-of-bounds creative writing fun. Full of zany, silly, and thoughtful prompts, this book will help you take your writing to new places, literally! Write a wish and fold it up into a paper crane; write a secret poem, then place it somewhere for a stranger to find; write your hopes and dreams, and then send them soaring as a paper airplane--there's no end to the imaginative ways to use words and paper. Unleash your creativity!
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Serious Moonlight

Serious Moonlight

Jenn Bennett

$17.99
From award-winning Jenn Bennett comes a swoon-worthy story with a compelling mystery at its heart Raised in isolation and home-schooled by her strict grandparents, the only experience Birdie has had of the outside world is through her favourite crime books. But everything changes when she takes a summer job working the night shift at a historic Seattle hotel.

There she meets Daniel Aoki, the hotel's charismatic driver, and together they stumble upon a real-life mystery: a famous reclusive writer-never before seen in public-is secretly meeting someone at the hotel.

To uncover the writer's puzzling identity, Birdie must come out of her shell, and in doing so, realize that the most confounding mystery of all may just be her growing feelings for Daniel.
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Leyla

Leyla

Galia Bernstein

$24.99
Leyla is sick of her big, loud, overbearing family. They are always chatting, snuggling, and grooming each other (ew!), and-for Leyla-there's no escape from their attention. So, she decides to run away until she can't hear (or smell) her baboon troop anymore. In the middle of her desert habitat, she finds a lizard sunning himself. Unlike her family, the lizard loves to sit alone, be quiet, and do absolutely nothing at all. Leyla joins the lizard, and after soaking up some quiet time, she feels recharged and ready to return home to her large, ever-doting family. Now that she knows where she can always find a little peace, Leyla can embrace the chaos and the kisses with open arms. From the celebrated author-illustrator of I Am a Cat, Leyla shows kids how to appreciate both the wild and the mild.
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The Magic Faraway Tree Collection

The Magic Faraway Tree Collection

Enid Blyton

$19.99
When Joe, Beth and Frannie move to the countryside, they discover that their new house lies next to the Enchanted Wood! And in that wood, lives the Magic Faraway Tree. This is no ordinary tree - it is home to more magical lands full of elves, pixies, talking creatures and wonderful adventures than the children ever imagined possible! Join the children and their new friends Moon-Face, Saucepan Man and Silky the Fairy as they explore this most magical of all fairytale worlds.
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Romanov

Romanov

Nadine Brandes

$27.99
From the author of Fawkes comes a magical take on the story of Anastasia Romanov.

The history books say I died.

They don't know the half of it.

Anastasia Nastya Romanov was given a single mission: to smuggle an ancient spell into her suitcase on her way to exile in Siberia. It might be her family's only salvation. But the leader of the Bolshevik army is after them . . . and he's hunted Romanov before.

Nastya's only chances of survival are to either release the spell, and deal with the consequences, or enlist help from Zash, the handsome soldier who doesn't act like the average Bolshevik. Nastya's never dabbled in magic before, but it doesn't frighten her as much as her growing attraction for Zash. She likes him. She thinks he might even like her . . .

That is, until she's on one side of a firing squad . . . and he's on the other.
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Deep in the Ocean

Deep in the Ocean

Lucie Brunelliere

$21.99
A scientific team has boarded the submarine Oceanos to explore the ocean's depths. Suddenly, it gets caught in a violent storm, causing it to drift thousands of miles off-course. From the glittering surface of the sea to the darkness of the abyss, Deep in the Ocean takes readers on a bewitching journey through fascinating waters-some warm, colorful, and crowded with sea creatures, others mysterious and turbulent. Six colors of ink (including neon pink and metallic silver) are used throughout, and a free downloadable soundtrack allows readers to feel even more fully immersed in this beautiful underwater world. Find it at abramsbooks.com/DeepInTheOceanSoundtrack.
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My Magical Unicorn Sparkly Sticker Activity Book

My Magical Unicorn Sparkly Sticker Activity Book

Campbell Books ,  Yujin Shin

$9.99
My Magical Unicorn Sticker Book, by Campbell Books, is a perfect first sticker book for fans of these mythical creatures! Children aged 3-6 will have fun completing matching games, mazes, colouring-in and much more. With over 400 stickers, including a page of shiny foil stickers, children will love decorating these pages with lots of fun characters!

Yujin Shin's quirky, colourful illustrations bring the My Magical series to life, with sparkling detail and lots of imaginative things to spot!

Also available in the My Magical series: My Magical Mermaid Sticker Book, My Magical Unicorn, My Magical Mermaid, My Magical Dragon
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My Magical Mermaid Sparkly Sticker Activity Book

My Magical Mermaid Sparkly Sticker Activity Book

Campbell Books ,  Yujin Shin

$9.99
My Magical Mermaid Sticker Book, by Campbell Books, is a perfect first sticker book for fans of these mythical creatures! Children aged 3-6 will have fun completing matching games, mazes, colouring-in and much more. With over 400 stickers, including a page of shiny foil stickers, children will love decorating these pages with lots of fun characters!

Yujin Shin's quirky, colourful illustrations bring the My Magical series to life, with sparkling detail and lots of imaginative things to spot!

Also available in the My Magical series: My Magical Unicorn Sticker Book, My Magical Unicorn, My Magical Mermaid, My Magical Dragon
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Lizard's Tale

Lizard's Tale

Weng Wai Chan

$16.99
t?s Singapore in 1940, war is just around the corner-but twelve-year-old Lizard doesn?t know that. He lives in Chinatown above a tailor?s shop, surviving on his wits and hustling for odd jobs.

When he steals a small teak box containing a Japanese code book from a Raffles Hotel suite, he finds himself in a dangerous world of wartime espionage. Lizard doesn?t know who to trust. How is the mysterious book inside the box connected to his friend Lili, a girl full of secrets and fighting skills? Can he trust her, or will she betray him in the end?

Lizard?s Tale is an action-packed adventure for middle-grade readers, set in a British colony in Asia as the Japanese invasion of Singapore looms.
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Slow Samson

Slow Samson

Bethany Christou ,  Bethany Christou

$16.99
Everyone likes Samson the sloth, and he gets lots of invitations to parties. But he is far too slow to ever get there on time. W hen Samson finally makes it to the celebration the cake is eaten and the party games are finished. Luckily Samson's resourceful friends have a plan.
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Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea! (#1 Narwhal and Jelly)

Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea! (#1 Narwhal and Jelly)

Ben Clanton

$12.99
Hilarious and charming. The most loveable duo since Frog and Toad' - Dav Pilkey, bestselling author of Dogman and Captain Underpants.

Narwhal is a happy-go-lucky narwhal. Jelly is a no-nonsense jellyfish. The two might not have a lot in common, but they do they love waffles, parties and adventures. Join Narwhal and Jelly as they discover the whole wide ocean together. A wonderfully silly, full-colour, early graphic novel series featuring three short stories and a super fun ocean fact page - and joke page too! The perfect first book for young readers, just moving on from picture books, discovering the joys of friendship, working together and the power of imagination.
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Blast Off!

Blast Off!

Margaret Clark ,  Tom Jellett

$9.99
Adam wants to be an astronaut. It's all he ever thinks about. One day he discovers Mad Marvin and his amazing space bubble, and it's time for blast off!
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Gym Squad Tumble (#16 Ella Diaries)

Gym Squad Tumble (#16 Ella Diaries)

Meredith Costain ,  Danielle McDonald

$12.99

Ella and her friends all LOVE GYMNASTICS and they convince their whole class to do a special showcase for International Sports Day.

Then Ammy chooses Ella's arch-rival, Peach, to be the PICOOTS (Person in Charge of Organising the Showcase).

Suddenly, Ella notices that Peach seems to be getting all the special attention lately. It is SO UNFAIR. When will it be Ella's turn?

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Toffee

Toffee

Sarah Crossan

$14.99
The astonishing new novel from the incomparable, multi-award-winning and Laureate na nOg Sarah Crossan.

I am not who I say I am. Marla isn't who she thinks she is.

I am a girl trying to forget. Marla is a woman trying to remember.

Allison has run away from home and with nowhere to live finds herself hiding out in the shed of what she thinks is an abandoned house. But the house isn't empty. An elderly woman named Marla, with dementia, lives there - and she mistakes Allison for an old friend from her past called Toffee.

Allison is used to hiding who she really is, and trying to be what other people want her to be. And so, Toffee is who she becomes. After all, it means she has a place to stay. There are worse places she could be.

But as their bond grows, and Allison discovers how much Marla needs a real friend, she begins to ask herself -where is home? What is a family? And most importantly, who am I, really?
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Toffee

Toffee

Sarah Crossan

$24.99
The astonishing new novel from the incomparable, multi-award-winning and Laureate na nOg Sarah Crossan.

I am not who I say I am. Marla isn't who she thinks she is.

I am a girl trying to forget. Marla is a woman trying to remember.

Allison has run away from home and with nowhere to live finds herself hiding out in the shed of what she thinks is an abandoned house. But the house isn't empty. An elderly woman named Marla, with dementia, lives there - and she mistakes Allison for an old friend from her past called Toffee.

Allison is used to hiding who she really is, and trying to be what other people want her to be. And so, Toffee is who she becomes. After all, it means she has a place to stay. There are worse places she could be.

But as their bond grows, and Allison discovers how much Marla needs a real friend, she begins to ask herself -where is home? What is a family? And most importantly, who am I, really?
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Meat Market

Meat Market

Juno Dawson

$17.99
As Seen on BBC Breakfast 'Guaranteed to be your summer read' Glamour Jana Novak's history sounds like a classic model cliche: tall and gangly, she's uncomfortable with her androgynous looks until she's unexpectedly scouted and catapulted to superstardom.

But the fashion industry is as grimy as it is glamorous. And there are unexpected predators at every turn.

Jana is an ordinary girl from a south London estate, lifted to unimaginable heights. But the further you rise, the more devastating your fall ...

Honest and raw, this is a timely expose of the dark underbelly of the fashion industry in an era of #TimesUp and #MeToo. It might just be Juno Dawson's most important book yet.

'Juno Dawson slashes through the glamour of the fashion industry ... combining blockbuster appeal with piercing commentary on modelling, body image and consent' Observer
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Farm Animals (Baby Basics)

Farm Animals (Baby Basics)

Xavier Deneux

$24.99
Which animal is it?

Xavier Deneux's bold illustrations of familiar farm animals make for a clever visual guessing game for the youngest readers with the use of sliding tabs, which can reveal colours in the animal . . . or even reveal what the animals are! Baby Basics(TM) books encourage tactile exploration, support hand-eye coordination, and help develop strong cognitive skills.

That mission complements the findings of experts that interactive books featuring high-contrast visuals stimulate baby's brain development, as well as keep them engaged and entertained.
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Goat on a Boat

Goat on a Boat

Nick Dent ,  Suzanne Houghton

$24.99
When a goat arrives on a rocky island, the resident sheep are afraid he'll eat all their grass. But this goat has hidden talents...

This humorous story for children has an important message to convey.
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The Rest of the Story

The Rest of the Story

Sarah Dessen

$17.99
From number one New York Times bestselling author Sarah Dessen comes a big-hearted novel about a girl who reconnects with a part of her family she hasn't seen since she was a little girl - and falls in love, all over the course of a magical summer.

Emma Saylor doesn't remember a lot about her mother, who died when she was ten. But she does remember the stories her mom told her about the big lake that went on forever.

Now it's just Emma and her dad, and life is good, if a little predictable . . . until Emma is unexpectedly sent to spend the summer with her mother's family - her grandmother and cousins she hasn't seen since she was a little girl.

When Emma arrives at the Lake, and spends more time with her mother's side of the family, she starts to feel like she is two different people . To her father, she is Emma. But to her new family, she is Saylor, the name her mother always called her.

Then there's Roo, the boy who was her very best friend when she was little. Roo holds the key to her family's history, and slowly, he helps her put the pieces together about her past. It's hard not to get caught up in the magic of the Lake - and Saylor finds herself falling under Roo's spell as well.

But when it's finally time to go back home, which side of Emma Saylor will win?
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Movie Time! (#6 Hotdog)

Movie Time! (#6 Hotdog)

Anh Do ,  Dan McGuiness

$12.99
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Hotdog, Lizzie and Kev want to be MOVIE STARS! But first they'll have to try-out with all the other actors to find the perfect roles.

Do Hotdog and his friends have what it takes to get the parts?
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How to Tell the Time: A Lift-the-flap Guide to Telling the Time

How to Tell the Time: A Lift-the-flap Guide to Telling the Time

Sean McArdle

$26.99
A fun first guide to how to tell the time, this bright and bold lift-the-flap activity book features a clock with moveable hands! Telling the time is a key topic for early learners. This charming and colourful book helps kids understand the basics of telling the time.

Fully interactive, the book features lift-the-flap puzzles that help kids to relate telling the time to everyday life - posing questions such as It's 8.15 - is it time for breakfast? , Does it take 2 minutes to brush your teeth? .

How to Tell the Time introduces kids to how we measure time using seconds, minutes, hours, days, months, and years. It gets kids learning to tell and write the time to the nearest five minutes. There is a flap attached to the front jacket that opens to reveal an amazing clock with moveable hands. Quiz questions that relate to the clock are found sprinkled throughout the book, encouraging kids to move the hands on the clock face and tell the correct time. Telling the time is often a subject that children find hard to grapple with. This book is just what those children need, as it tackles the subject in a fully interactive and playful way.
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WOW!: The visual encyclopedia of everything

WOW!: The visual encyclopedia of everything

DK

$39.99
No two pages look alike in this eye-popping children's encyclopedia. Exploring everything from amazing animals to art, this book is packed with fun facts for kids.

With its unique visual approach, WOW! shows you a range of topics but presents them with a twist. Mingle with a bunch of snakes... on a ladder! Meet your mammal relatives in a photo album, or peek into a drawer full of prosthetic eyes to discover the science of genetics. An ice sculpture reveals the science behind states of matter. Architectural marvels are displayed on a house of cards, and the story of space exploration is told through an astronaut's stamp collection.

This comprehensive children's book covers technology, Earth, people, nature, history, science, the human body, and much more. With something new to discover on every page, WOW! will consistently entertain and inform. It is the ultimate children's reference book.
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First History Encyclopedia: A First Reference Book for Children

First History Encyclopedia: A First Reference Book for Children

DK

$19.99
Important historical topics from the Stone Age and Ancient Egypt to the US Civil War and World War II are clearly explained in this fun and informative illustrated history book for children.

First History Encyclopedia covers everything a young child needs to know, and provides a strong foundation for history learning through the school years. It is the perfect homework help book to support children as they begin to learn about history.

This history book sits in DK's popular First Reference series. It introduces exciting periods and civilizations, such as the Romans, Vikings, and Aztecs, that will get kids hooked on learning about the past.
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History Year by Year: A journey through time, from mammoths and mummies to flying and facebook

History Year by Year: A journey through time, from mammoths and mummies to flying and facebook

DK

$39.99
Travel through the ages, year by year, in this visual history for children told on a timeline that stretches from prehistoric times to the modern day.

In this updated volume, the historic timeline reaches to the present day, documenting recent events, including the Syrian War and the continuing exploration of space by the Juno and New Horizons probes. This unique book joins the dots of history together by putting historic events across the world on one timeline, from prehistoric people, key civilizations (Ancient Egyptians, Ancient Greeks, Romans, Aztecs, and Incas), world exploration, the Industrial Revolution, the American Civil War, the world wars, and walking on the Moon to the state of the world in the present day.

Every timeline page is packed with pictures of original artefacts and paintings, to give a snapshot of a certain era. There are also special features that explain major events, such as the rise of the Roman Empire, or the fall of Communism. Child of the Time explores the lives of children in history, from the tough training of a young Spartan warrior to the lives of young pioneers on a wagon train heading west across America in the 20th century. A Moment in Time shows one large dramatic image to freeze-frame a particularly historic event, such as the first flight of the Wright Brothers.

DK's History Year by Year shows the influences, patterns, and connections between the events that have shaped our world and reveal the history of the world as never before.
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SuperSpace: The furthest, largest, most incredible features of our universe

SuperSpace: The furthest, largest, most incredible features of our universe

DK

$39.99
Bursting with fascinating facts and the latest breathtaking images, this space book for children brings the wonders of the Solar System to life. Find out about the never-ending storms on Jupiter. Learn about the towering volcanoes of Venus - all 1,600 of them, and see the Valles Marineris on Mars - a canyon that is ten times longer than Earth's Grand Canyon. Find out many more fascinating super facts about the cosmos with SuperSpace.

Based on recent research and discoveries, SuperSpace showcases everything you need to know about the Universe - from the Big Bang to the formation of galaxies, stars, and planets as well as the technology used to explore its unimaginable depths. Fabulous cutaway artworks help to reveal the inner workings of the Sun, planets, and moons as well as space stations and space probes. SuperSpace brings the cosmos to life in a visually compelling and informative way, making it a must-have book for every budding space enthusiast.
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How To Be A Coder: Learn to Think like a Coder with Fun Activities, then Code in Scratch 3.0 Online!

How To Be A Coder: Learn to Think like a Coder with Fun Activities, then Code in Scratch 3.0 Online!

Kiki Prottsman

$29.99
Learn to think like a coder without a computer! Each of the fun craft activities included in this book will teach you about a key concept of computer programming and can be done completely offline. Then you can put your skills into practise by trying out the simple programs provided in the online, child-friendly computer language Scratch.

This crafty coding book breaks down the principles of coding into bite-sized chunks that will get you thinking like a computer scientist in no time. Learn about loops by making a friendship bracelet, find out about programming by planning a scavenger hunt, and discover how functions work with paper fortune tellers. Children can then use their new knowledge to code for real by following the clear instructions to build programs in Scratch 3.0.

Perfect for kids aged 7-9, the various STEAM activities will help teach children the crucial skills of logical thinking that will give them a head-start for when they begin programming on a computer. Famous scientist pages teach children about coding pioneers, such as Alan Turing and Katherine Johnson, and topic pages, such as the Internet, give kids a wider understanding of the subject.

Written by computer science expert Kiki Prottsman, How to be a Coder is so much fun kids won't realize they're learning!
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Goodnight World

Goodnight World

Hannah Tolson ,  Nicola Edwards

$24.99
When the day's at an end, up to bed we will go, The sky becomes dusky and so the night grows. When the bright golden sun sheds the last of its light, We turn to each other and we say, Goodnight! Learn how to say Goodnight in a variety of world languages as you share this gentle rhyming bedtime read with your little one.
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Scruffy's Day Out

Scruffy's Day Out

Rachel Flynn

$9.99
Dad nearly runs over a stray dog! A very scruffy stray dog . . . but who does it belong to?
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Utterly Unbelievable: WWII in Facts

Utterly Unbelievable: WWII in Facts

Adam Frost

$14.99
Prepare to discover the most utterly unbelievable REAL facts about WWII . . . Did you know that onions were given as birthday presents in WWII? Or that exploding camel dung was used as a weapon? Could a leaky toilet force a submarine crew to abandon ship?

This is history like you've never known it before! Ask yourself . . .

Would you eat squirrel tail soup, cow's udders, or a carrot on a stick? Could you share 12.7cm of bathwater with your WHOLE family - for your weekly wash? If you were a spy, which gadgets and inventions would you choose?

From flying tanks to Operation Toenail, read about the daring, tragic and heroic events that shaped one of the most influential conflicts in modern times. With a bold design and colourful illustrations, picture the most amazing, and unbelievable, facts from this world-changing time.

Puffin and IWM (Imperial War Museums) are proud to be working together to educate and inspire young readers with tales from the past. Puffin know that stories can take you anywhere. As one of the most beloved children's publishers, we aim to fire every young imagination. Uncovering people's experiences during wartime, from the First World War to the present day, IWM is a family of five museums (IWM London, Churchill War Rooms, HMS Belfast, IWM North, and IWM Duxford).
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The Ultimate Survival Guide to Monsters Under the Bed

The Ultimate Survival Guide to Monsters Under the Bed

Mitchell Frost ,  Daron Illos Parton

$19.99
Do you lie awake at night worrying about monsters?

Donut monsters?

Blue monsters?

DANCING ROBOT MONSTERS!?

Then this is the book for you! Follow these ten easy steps and you'll never be bothered by monsters again. Not even carrot monsters.

Perfect for anyone, big or small, who's ever been afraid of what might be lurking under the bed.
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So She Did: The Story of May Wirth

So She Did: The Story of May Wirth

Simi Genziuk ,  Renee Illos Treml

$24.99
At a time when girls weren't encouraged to be bold and daring, Australian circus rider May Wirth lived by her own rules.

Instead of just looking pretty on a fancy circus pony, she longed to do thrilling stunts that would amaze crowds with her courage and skill... So she did.

Here is the story of a girl from humble beginnings who defied expectations and became the world's bareback riding queen.
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Cyril and Pat

Cyril and Pat

Emily Gravett

$14.99
Cyril is the only squirrel in Lake Park, and he's very lonely. Until one day he meets Pat - Pat the big, grey... other squirrel. Cyril and Pat have lots of adventures and fun together and Cyril is so pleased he's made a friend. But everyone is adamant that Cyril and Pat simply cannot be friends, and they soon reveal why: Pat, as the reader has known all along, is actually a RAT!

But Cyril's life turns out to be a lot duller and quite a bit scarier without Pat by his side, and in the end the two friends learn that some things are more important than being the same, or listening to others.

Cyril and Pat is a richly colourful, rhyming romp through the park from the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal-winning Emily Gravett.
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Amazing Dogs with Amazing Jobs

Amazing Dogs with Amazing Jobs

Laura Greaves

$14.99
Dogs have been living with and helping humans for around fifteen thousand years. All those years ago dogs were either hunters or guardians, but these days, dogs can do all kinds of amazing jobs.

In this book, find out how Bailey the border collie became the Assistant Director of Seagulls at the Australian National Maritime Museum, or what Caesar, the footy mascot for the Western Bulldogs, does during footy season. Discover how Mr Walker became a canine ambassador at a Melbourne hotel and how Molly Polly, the Aussie silky terrier, saves lives.

With the right training, there is almost nothing a dog can't do. How truly amazing is that?!
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Kind

Kind

Alison Green ,  Axel Scheffler

$24.99
Imagine a world where everyone is kind - how can we make that come true? With gorgeous pictures by a host of the world's top illustrators, Kind is a timely, inspiring picture book about the many ways children can be kind, from sharing their toys and games to helping those from other countries feel welcome. The book is endorsed by The Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler, and one pound from the sale of each printed copy will go to the Three Peas charity, which gives vital help to refugees from war-torn countries.
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The Darkest Dark

The Darkest Dark

Chris Hadfield ,  The Fan Brothers

$14.99
Young Chris is an astronaut. A very busy astronaut. Saving the planet from aliens is much more important than taking baths or going to bed. Because at bedtime the worst sort of alien appears - darkness. But when Chris watches the first televised moon landing, he discovers that there is a dark out in Space that is much darker than he's used to. It's the darkest dark ever, and he realises that the unknown can be . . . exciting!

The Darkest Dark is the debut picture book by Commander Chris Hadfield, international bestselling author of An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth, with spectacular illustrations by illustration team, The Fan Brothers. Inspired by Chris's decision to become an astronaut after watching the Apollo 11 moon landing at age nine, The Darkest Dark is an inspiring story about facing your fears and following your dreams.
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Alice-Miranda 18

Alice-Miranda 18

Jacqueline Harvey

$16.99
After a disastrous fire in the village leaves a family without a home, Alice-Miranda and her friends pitch in to help. They decide to hold a music festival to raise funds. The only trouble is, not everyone's as keen on the idea.

Things are also heating up in Winchesterfield-Downsfordvale Academy for Proper Young Ladies with Miss Reedy at the helm. The arrival of a new teacher, a deputy turned diva and an entire faculty of disgruntled staff sees tempers flare. Has the power gone to Miss Reedy's head or is there a sinister hand at play? One thing is for certain- there's no smoke without fire.

Alice-Miranda is put to the test. Can she ensure the festival, with its many secrets and surprises, hits all the right notes?
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Miss Franklin: How Miles Franklin's brilliant career began

Miss Franklin: How Miles Franklin's brilliant career began

Libby Hathorn ,  Phil Lesnie

$26.99
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This is a story about iconic Australian writer Stella Miles Franklin, namesake of two major literary prizes, during her brief but formative time as a governess in rural New South Wales. Teenager Stella Miles Franklin has to work to help support her family. Stella is unhappy in her job and longs for the freedom and excitement of city life. While working, she meets a young orphan girl, Imp, who is almost as feisty as Stella herself, and who spurs the older girl to follow her dreams.

Inspired by events in Miles Franklin's life, MISS FRANKLIN is told by multi-award-winning author Libby Hathorn and acclaimed illustrator Phil Lesnie, and includes a facts page about Stella Miles Franklin.
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Alba the Hundred Year Old Fish

Alba the Hundred Year Old Fish

Lara Hawthorne ,  Lara Hawthorne

$24.99
Alba the fish has spent her entire life collecting precious objects that drift dow n to the ocean floor. From delicate shells to brightly coloured coral, each year on her birthday she gathers one more precious item. But over the years, Alba notices her collection is losing its sparkle and that the w orld is changing. W hat are these bits of plastic and metal? As the coral reef fades, Alba decides to leave her home behind. Can an old fish teach the w orld how to bring colour back to the ocean? The One-Hundred-Year-Old Fish gently highlights the issue of pollution. A beautifully illustrated picture book from exciting new talent Lara Haw thorne.
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Lockdown (#4 Liars)

Lockdown (#4 Liars)

Jack Heath

$14.99
ARMED MERCENARIES invade a hospital and start taking hostages. Some school students barricade themselves in a surgical theatre. But the mercenaries are HUNTING an injured man . . . and hes in there with them. Jarli, creator of the Truth app, is one of the students TRAPPED in the hospital. All the phones are jammed. The building is locked down. No help is coming. The mercenaries work for Viper, a ruthless and deadly criminal. Jarli and his friends have outwitted Viper beforecan they do it again? The TRUTH is deadly . . .
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The Massive Book of Maps

The Massive Book of Maps

Lorna Hendry

$27.99
Humans have used maps for thousands of years. They have been hugely important to our understanding of the world, and continue to be valuable tools in our everyday life. While some elements remain the same, the maps of today are very different to those of the past. Learn all about these fascinating devices in The Massive Book of Maps!
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Claris: Fashion Show Fiasco: The Chicest Mouse in Paris

Claris: Fashion Show Fiasco: The Chicest Mouse in Paris

Megan Hess

$24.99
The highly anticipated follow-up to the best-selling picture book, Claris: The Chicest Mouse in Paris, from acclaimed fashion illustrator Megan Hess. `But oh no!' Claris cried, and her heart gave a tug.

Madame's invitation was still on the rug! Without it she would be declined at the door.

She'd miss out on Chanel, and perhaps even more ...

When Claris's family leaves behind their invite to Paris Fashion Week, this brave little mouse has only one choice: an exciting dash through the streets of Paris in a race against the clock!

The best-selling Claris series follows an adorable mouse who moves to Paris to follow her fashion dreams, for fans of Eloise and Olivia. Destined to delight fashion-obsessed readers of all ages!
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Squirm

Squirm

Carl Hiaasen

$14.99
Squirm is a funny, wildly entertaining adventure about the great outdoors and protecting the environment, from New York Times bestselling author Carl Hiaasen, author of modern classic, Hoot.

Some facts about Billy Dickens: * He once saw a biker swerve across the road in order to run over a snake. * Later, that motorcycle somehow ended up at the bottom of a canal. * Billy isn't the type to let things go.

Some facts about Billy's family: * They've lived in six different Florida towns because Billy's mum insists on getting a house near a bald eagle nest. * Billy's dad left when he was four and is a total mystery. * Billy has just found his dad's address - in Montana.

This summer, Billy will fly across the country, hike a mountain, float a river, dodge a grizzly bear, shoot down a spy drone, save a neighbour's cat, save an endangered panther, and then try to save his own father.
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Hoot

Hoot

Carl Hiaasen

$14.99
Hilarious, touching and thought-provoking, Hoot is a modern classic, now celebrating its fifteenth anniversary. Winner of the Newbery Honor award and a New York Times bestseller, Carl Hiaasen's first novel celebrates the natural world with his trademark wit and warmth.

Roy Eberhardt never wanted to move to Florida. In his opinion, Disney World is an armpit.

Roy's family moves around a lot so he's used to the new-kid drill - he's also used to bullies like Dana Matherson. And anyway, it's because of Dana that Roy gets to see the mysterious running boy who runs away from the school bus and who has no books, no backpack and, most bizarrely, no shoes.

Sensing a mystery, Roy starts to trail the mystery runner - a chase that will introduce him to many weird Floridian creatures: potty-trained alligators, cute burrowing owls, a fake-fart champion, a shoeless eco-warrior, a sinister pancake PR man, new friends and some snakes with sparkly tails. As the plot thickens, Roy and his friends realise it's up to them to save the endangered owls from the evil Mother Paula's pancake company who are planning to build a new restaurant on their home . . .
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Where are the Yellow Chicks, Spot? (Colours felt flaps)

Where are the Yellow Chicks, Spot? (Colours felt flaps)

Eric Hill

$14.99
Spot has lost his friend Little Chick!

Peek behind the snuggly felt flaps to see where Little Chick is hiding. And learn about colours along the way.

This is the perfect introduction to the wonderful world of Spot, and the sturdy felt flaps are ideal for developing fine motor skills. Enjoy the fun of discovering what's behind the flap read after read.
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Where are the Five Frogs, Spot? (Numbers felt flap)

Where are the Five Frogs, Spot? (Numbers felt flap)

Eric Hill

$14.99
Spot has lost his friends the frogs!

Peek behind the snuggly felt flaps to see where they are hiding. And learn about colours along the way.

This is the perfect introduction to the wonderful world of Spot, and the sturdy felt flaps are ideal for developing fine motor skills. Enjoy the fun of discovering what's behind the flap read after read.
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Sophie Johnson: Detective Genius

Sophie Johnson: Detective Genius

Morag Hood ,  Ella Okstad

$16.99
Sophie Johnson studied very hard to become a detective and it's a good thing she did - there has been a terrible crime!

Someone has stolen Lion's tail. Unfortunately, this means that Sophie doesn't have time to train her new (and not very good) assistant, Bella.

However, is it possible that, while Sophie is busy rounding up suspects, she doesn't see that Bella may be better than she thinks?
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Culture

Culture

Charles Hope

$27.99
Culture can mean many things. It can be the clothes you wear, the language you speak and the customs and traditions you hold dear. It may be the difference between going to the movies, the footy or the ballet. Some cultures we are born into, while other cultures we adopt and make our own. Culture plays an important and influential role in our lives - welcome to the big book of Culture!
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Two Sides

Two Sides

Polly Ho-Yen ,  Binny Talib

$16.99
Lula and Lenka are best friends and total opposites - Lula is a Dog Person and Lenka is a Cat Person; Lula is super messy and Lenka is neat and tidy; Lula likes talking to people and Lenka likes watching people - but together they make the perfect pair. Until The Day that Everything Goes Wrong ... and suddenly they are no longer friends. What started as a day like any other ends with the two girls ignoring each other and sitting on opposite sides of the classroom. Both feel lonely but neither is prepared to listen or forgive. Will it be this way forever?
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Sharks

Sharks

Ben Hubbard

$17.99
Sharks are the most awe-inspiring creatures on Earth. Killer machines built of tonnes of solid muscle with thousands of teeth and a bite that can crush any sea (or land) animal, these animals are nature's top predators of the sea. With stunning CGI artwork and incredible stories along the way, Sharks is a thrilling read that will make you marvel at these incredible animals - and may well give you goosebumps.
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Kid Normal and the Shadow Machine

Kid Normal and the Shadow Machine

Greg James ,  Chris Smith ,  Erica Salcedo

$12.99
The third book in the bestselling, award-winning, laugh-out-loud funny KID NORMAL series by Greg James and Chris Smith Praise for KID NORMAL:

'So funny, it's almost criminal' INDEPENDENT 'Outrageous capers' GUARDIAN YOU DON'T NEED SUPERPOWERS TO BE A HERO ... Or do you?

Despite having no powers, Murph Cooper is part of the best team in the Heroes' Alliance. So when supervillain Magpie declares all-out war, Kid Normal and the Super Zeroes lead the charge.

But Magpie believes that a powerless hero is no hero at all. And he's building a dastardly device to prove it.

When Kid Normal enters the Shadow Machine, THE WORLD WILL NEVER BE THE SAME ...
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Winston and the Wondrous Wooba Gymnastics Club

Winston and the Wondrous Wooba Gymnastics Club

Tamsin Janu

$16.99
When Winstons new step-sister-to-be Macy moves to Woobawittawoo with her dad, life in their small town quickly turns upside down. Winston is thrilled, but Macy is miserable.

Wooba might have the Big Bread, but what use is a crumbling tourist attraction when Macy wants to become an Olympic gymnast? Its up to Winston and his friends to convince Macy to love Wooba as much as they do so they can stay there forever. But how? Could a gymnastics club be the answer to all their problems?
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Let'S Talk About Love

Let'S Talk About Love

Claire Kann

$16.99
Alice is secretly asexual, and that's the least important thing about her.

She's a college student, has a great job, amazing friends, and is fine being single-nope, that's a lie. Alice wants rom com-grade romance: feels, cuddling, kissing, and swoons galore-as long as it doesn't lead to having sex.

When her last relationship ends, Alice swears off relationships for good. Stick a fork in her, she's done. Everyone Alice tries to date is so sure love and sex have to go together, and there doesn't seem to be any way to convince them otherwise.

But when Alice meets Takumi, who she can't stop thinking about, she doesn't know what to do. If Alice tells him the truth, it can only end in heartache. But there's something about Takumi that makes him worth the risk. . . .
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The Sea: Exploring our blue planet

The Sea: Exploring our blue planet

Miranda Krestovnikoff ,  Jill Calder

$24.99
Explore an incredible collection of narratives, featuring fascinating facts and stories about the world's deepest seas and oceans. Written by the critically acclaimed TV and radio presenter Miranda Krestovnikoff and illustrated by the wonderful Jill Calder, this stunning book will have you diving into the deepest depths of the blue, exploring the astounding seas and oceans that cover our planet and discovering the amazing animals that populate our waters, including the largest living animal: the blue whale!

An important message in the book is the effects of plastics on our planet and the ways in which scientists are making steps towards tackling this much-talked-about topic. We can all make steps in reducing our own plastic consumption and The Sea will fascinate and inspire families in their quest to understand why it has never been more important to protect our planet.

Let The Sea take you on a watery journey through different marine habitats that we know about but who knows what is out there yet to be discovered? Featuring an eclectic mix of layout styles with incredible artwork throughout, this is a book that will amaze children and families alike with fantastic facts on the astounding seas and oceans that cover our planet.
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Dreamers

Dreamers

Ezekiel Kwaymullina ,  Sally Morgan

$16.99
Complemented by Sally Morgan's rich and colourful illustrations, the book is full of movement. It lends itself to interactive reading aloud with play-acting or actions.
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Little World: To the Moon (A push-and-pull adventure)

Little World: To the Moon (A push-and-pull adventure)

Allison Black

$12.99
Curious minds will love to explore the rocky surface of the Moon with this interactive title from the Little World series. Follow in the footsteps of the first lunar astronauts in this bright and colourful board book, which features a sturdy novelty to slide, push or pull on every spread . . . including double pulls that go up, up and up!
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Little World: In the City (A push-and-pull adventure)

Little World: In the City (A push-and-pull adventure)

Allison Black

$12.99
Curious minds will love to explore the big city with this interactive title from Little World. Walk the bustling streets and climb towering skyscrapers in this bright and colourful board book, which features a novelty to slide, push or pull on every spread.
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Bad Buster

Bad Buster

Sofie Laguna ,  Leigh Hobbs

$9.99
Being bad was what Buster did best. Until his dad thought of a way to sort him out.
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Where Is My House?

Where Is My House?

Laurent Richard

$22.99
Beautifully drawn collections of similar houses invite young children to explore shapes, colors, and details until they can put their finger on the exact house shown on the previous page. Farmhouse, igloo, skyscraper, teepee, hut, pagodaathere is a house type for everyone! As a bonus, children can play the game with friends to see who will find the house first, play with the book upside-down, or search for the stray object that doesn't belong on each page.
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Space Jokes

Space Jokes

Macmillan Children's Books

$14.99
What do you do if you see a spaceman? Park in it, man. How do you get a baby astronaut to sleep? You rock it. How do astronauts serve dinner? On flying saucers.

Packed full of over one hundred laugh-out-loud jokes about astronauts, planets, aliens, space ships, the solar system and much, much more, Space Jokes will take you to infinity - and beyond! This brilliant collection is filled with funny one liners and quirky black-and-white drawings, and is sure to have adults and children alike in stitches.

The book is in the shape of a rocket ship and publishes to mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landings.
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Ahoy Captain Penguin

Ahoy Captain Penguin

Edouard Manceau

$12.99
This cheerful bath book--complete with squirter--is a great way for children to enjoy bathtime fun! Where will Captain Penguin adventures lead? To finding a new friend! When toddlers give the book a squeeze, it squirts! Make a splash with Captain Penguin!
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I Am Still Alive

I Am Still Alive

Kate Alice Marshall

$17.99
After- Jess is alone. Her cabin has burned to the ground. She knows if she doesn't act fast, the cold will kill her before she has time to worry about food. But she is still alive-for now.

Before- Jess hadn't seen her survivalist, off-the-grid dad in over a decade. But after a car crash killed her mother and left her injured, she was forced to move to his cabin in the remote Canadian wilderness. Just as Jess was beginning to get to know him, a secret from his past paid them a visit, leaving her father dead and Jess stranded.

After- With only her father's dog for company, Jess must forage and hunt for food, build shelter, and keep herself warm. Some days it feels like the wild is out to destroy her, but she's stronger than she ever imagined.

Jess will survive. She has to. She knows who killed her father...and she wants revenge.
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Geographics: Animals

Geographics: Animals

Susan Martineau

$12.95
Explore the link between humans and the animal kingdom! From food chains to endangered species, a curious pack of fascinating facts and figures is now at your fingertips.

Discover why isolated islands shelter unique species, where the fastest creatures live and how deep ocean creatures can really go.

What you learn might just stay with you for the rest of your life. The wide world awaits! Book Features:
- Inspire children to look outwards and be open to the world.
- Introduce and contextualise basic geographical and scientific concepts.
- 'Working on the planet' feature shoes how people can make a difference.
- Links to Australian science and geography syllabus.
- Advertising on Australian Geographic website and magazine.
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Geographics: Humans

Geographics: Humans

Susan Martineau

$12.95
Explore the physical geography of Planet Earth! From volcanic eruptions to the water cycle, a curious world of fascinating facts and figures is now at your fingertips. Journey through different climates and discover what lies at the centre of the Earth before rocketing through the exosphere into space. What you learn might just stay with you for the rest of your life. The wide world awaits!
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Geographics: Earth

Geographics: Earth

Susan Martineau

$12.95
Explore the human geography of our world! From languages to population growth, a curious history of fascinating facts and figures is now at your fingertips. Discover why different countries work together, where our food comes from and how much rubbish we humans create. What you learn might just stay with you for the rest of your life. The wide world awaits!
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On My Way

On My Way

Sophie Masson ,  Simon Howe

$15.99
On my way to school, Mumma, guess what I saw? A pig chasing a wig! A goat rowing a boat!

A delightful story about all the extraordinary things you can see on your travels.
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Killer Style: How Fashion Has Injured, Maimed and Murdered Through History

Killer Style: How Fashion Has Injured, Maimed and Murdered Through History

Alison Matthews David ,  Serah-Marie McMahon ,  Gillian Wilson

$26.99
The clothes we wear every day keep us comfortable, protect us from the elements, and express our unique style--but could fashion also be fatal? As it turns out, history is full of fashions that have harmed or even killed people. From silhouette-cinching corsets and combustible combs to lethal hair dyes and flammable flannel, this nonfiction book looks back at the times people have suffered pain, injury, and worse, all in the name of style. Historical examples like the tragic Radium Girl watchmakers and mercury-poisoned Mad Hatters, along with more recent factory accidents, raise discussion of unsafe workplaces--where those who make the clothes are often fashion's first victims. Co-authored by a scholar in the history of textiles and dress with the founder of WORN Fashion Journal, this book is equal parts fab and frightening: a stylishly illustrated mash-up of STEAM content, historical anecdotes, and chilling stories. Nonfiction features including sidebars, sources, an index, and a list of further reading will support critical literacy skills and digging deeper with research on this topic.
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The Exiles

The Exiles

Hilary McKay

$14.99
The Exiles was the winner of the 1992 Guardian Children's Fiction Prize and is the first novel in Hilary McKay's wonderfully witty and warm The Exiles series.

Ruth, Naomi, Rachel and Phoebe Conroy love reading and having fun more than anything else. So the sisters are horrified when they learn that their parents are sending them away to Cumbria for the summer, to stay with their fearsome grandmother: Big Grandma. Big Grandma is strict, makes them do chores and doesn't let them have any fun - but worst of all, she refuses to let the girls read any books. Determined to enjoy their summer, the sisters decide they aren't going to put up with their grandmother's tough regime, and in doing so they somehow manage to cause inordinate amounts of chaos . . .

But as the girls search for alternatives to Big Grandma's way of life they slowly start to understand its appeal, just as she starts to understand them. Are the two generations more alike than they think?
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The Exiles at Home

The Exiles at Home

Hilary McKay

$14.99
The Conroy sisters are back! In Hilary Mckay's second book in The Exiles series, The Exiles at Home, the four delightfully troublesome siblings manage to get themselves into yet more mischief.

When Ruth Conroy decides to sponsor a child in Africa, she is unprepared for the monthly monetary commitment and is shocked by how difficult it is to find GBP10 a month . . . In desperation, she enlists the help of her sisters - but Phoebe, Naomi and Rachel are only too eager to think up eccentric fundraising schemes, including wholly undisciplined and unsuitable baby-sitters, an unhygienic catering service and a fraudulent street artist. Whatever the scheme, their hilarious projects never fail to cause chaos and mayhem.
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The Exiles in Love

The Exiles in Love

Hilary McKay

$14.99
Love is in the air . . .

The Exiles in Love is the third and final book in the award-winning The Exiles series, with Hilary McKay's trademark wit and warmth.

Ruth, Naomi, Rachel and Phoebe Conroy are all struggling to deal with the trials and tribulations of first love(s). Ruth develops a crush on the school bus driver, but finds herself conflicted when she also develops feelings for Mr. Rochester from Jane Eyre, the temporary English teacher (who Naomi is also smitten with) AND Alan Adair who works in the butcher's shop.

Meanwhile, the younger two sisters have other things on their minds - Rachel is plotting to become May Queen at her school and Phoebe is in training to become an international spy. But when Big Grandma arranges for a French boy called Philippe to stay with the Conroy's, it's not long before all the girls fall head over heels for him as well . . .
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Now That's a Hat!

Now That's a Hat!

Heath McKenzie

$17.99
That hat is too BIG!

That hat is too SMALL!

That hat is too SHORT!

That hat is too TALL!

That one's too CRAZY!

And that one might BITE!

How hard can it be to find a hat that's JUST RIGHT?!
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Dawnblaze Saves Summer  (#1 Unicorn Magic)

Dawnblaze Saves Summer (#1 Unicorn Magic)

Daisy Meadows

$10.99
A secret world full of magic, unicorns and friendship! The brand-new series from the bestselling Daisy Meadows, author of RAINBOW MAGIC and MAGIC ANIMAL FRIENDS.

Join best friends Aisha and Emily as they discover a secret world full of unicorns, magic and friendship! Journey with them to the beautiful kingdom of Unicorn Valley, where the beautiful Queen Aurora rules kindly over the unicorns and all other magical creatures. But when the Dark Unicorn Selena tries to steal the throne, good magic everywhere is under threat. Can the girls and their new unicorn friends find a way to save the kingdom?
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Shimmerbreeze and the Sky Spell (#2 Unicorn Magic)

Shimmerbreeze and the Sky Spell (#2 Unicorn Magic)

Daisy Meadows

$10.99
A secret world full of magic, unicorns and friendship! The brand-new series from the bestselling Daisy Meadows, author of RAINBOW MAGIC and MAGIC ANIMAL FRIENDS.

Join best friends Aisha and Emily as they discover a secret world full of unicorns, magic and friendship! Journey with them to the beautiful kingdom of Unicorn Valley, where the beautiful Queen Aurora rules kindly over the unicorns and all other magical creatures. But when the Dark Unicorn Selena tries to steal the throne, good magic everywhere is under threat. Can the girls and their new unicorn friends find a way to save the kingdom?
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The Hackathon (#1 Girl Geeks)

The Hackathon (#1 Girl Geeks)

Alex Miles

$14.99
Hamsa's teacher has announced that their class will be doing their very own hackathon.

A hack-a-what? thinks Hamsa. She doesn't know anything about tech or coding!

Can Hamsa and her team come up with the goods or will things fall apart as she plays it too cool for school?
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Game On (#2 Girl Geeks)

Game On (#2 Girl Geeks)

Alex Miles

$14.99
Skateboarding and video games are the best things in the world according to Niki.

So when the biggest esports tournament announces they will hold a junior comp in her town, Niki is the first to enter.

It's not an easy road and Niki is thrown a challenge, but with her girl gang by her side - it's game on!
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Wombat, Mudlark and Other Stories

Wombat, Mudlark and Other Stories

Helen Milroy

$14.99
From a falling star to a lonely whale, an entertaining lizard to an enterprising penguin, these Indigenous stories are full of wonder, adventure and enduring friendships. Told in the style of traditional teaching stories, these animal tales take young readers on adventures of self-discovery and fulfilment.
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The Tattooist of Auschwitz (YA Edition)

The Tattooist of Auschwitz (YA Edition)

Heather Morris

$24.99
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I tattooed a number on her arm. She tattooed her name on my heart.

In 1942, Lale Sokolov arrived in Auschwitz-Birkenau. He was given the job of tattooing the prisoners marked for survival - scratching numbers into his fellow victims' arms in indelible ink to create what would become one of the most potent symbols of the Holocaust.

Waiting in line to be tattooed, terrified and shaking, was a young girl. For Lale - a dandy, a jack-the-lad, a bit of a chancer - it was love at first sight. And he was determined not only to survive himself, but to ensure this woman, Gita, did too.

So begins one of the most life-affirming, courageous, unforgettable and human stories of the Holocaust: the love story of the tattooist of Auschwitz.

This edition is edited and updated for younger readers, and also contains extra materials, including classroom discussion points, additional photos, maps and documents and other educational resources.


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When Billy Was a Dog

When Billy Was a Dog

Kirsty Murray ,  Karen Blair

$24.99
'Can I please, please, please have a dog?' asked Billy. 'Would you walk it every day and wash it if it got dirty?' 'I would, I promise!' said Billy.

Billy wants a dog. He really really really wants one. Billy's parents aren't so sure. So one morning, Billy takes matters into his own paws.

A gloriously funny, warm and true story from the creators of Puddle Hunters.
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Beneath the Waves

Beneath the Waves

Helen Ahpornsiri

$26.99
Take a journey through the oceans of the world in this beautiful book, made entirely from hand-pressed plants. Artist Helen Ahpornsiri transforms silky seaweeds, feathery algae and bright coastal blooms into playful penguins, scuttling crabs and schools of silvery sharks. Turn the page to explore each corner of the oceans, from hidden rock pools to the darkest depths. Marvel as plants transform into marvellous creatures, and discover the magic and beauty that lies beneath the waves . . .
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Vincent and the Grandest Hotel on Earth

Vincent and the Grandest Hotel on Earth

Lisa Nicol

$16.99
Perched high on the snowy slopes of the Mabombo Ranges lies The Grandest Hotel on Earth. It's wilder than the African savanna, more fantastical than Disneyland and more magical than Shangri-la.

So when ordinary eleven-year-old Vincent meets the hotel's young Florence he sets off on a path leading into his most wondrous dreams.

But of course, dreams have a funny way of taking strange and surprising turns and, before long, Vincent is torn between right and wrong, friendship and family and the most enticing of desires - to see into the future . . .

Warning- this book includes insanely cute pocket dogs, travelling by llama or jet pack, chocolate fountains and shoes that play Bach.
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When the Ground is Hard

When the Ground is Hard

Malla Nunn

$19.99
Adele loves being one of the popular girls at Keziah Christian Academy. She knows the upcoming semester at school will be great with her best friend Delia at her side. Then Delia dumps her for a new girl with more money, and Adele is forced to share a room with Lottie, the school pariah, who doesn't pray and defies teachers' orders.

As they share a copy of Jane Eyre, Lottie's gruff exterior and honesty grow on Adele, and together they take on bullies and protect each other from the vindictive and prejudiced teachers. When a boy goes missing on campus, Adele and Lottie must work together to solve the mystery, in the process learning the true meaning of friendship.
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When The Ground Is Hard

When The Ground Is Hard

Malla Nunn

$33.95
Adele Joubert loves being one of the popular girls at Keziah Christian Academy. She knows the upcoming semester at school is going to be great with her best friend Delia at her side. Then Delia dumps her for a new girl with more money, and Adele is forced to share a room with Lottie, the school pariah, who doesn't pray and defies teachers' orders. But as they share a copy of Jane Eyre, Lottie's gruff exterior and honesty grow on Adele, and Lottie learns to be a little sweeter. Together, they take on bullies and protect each other from the vindictive and prejudiced teachers. Then a boy goes missing on campus and Adele and Lottie must rely on each other to solve the mystery and maybe learn the true meaning of friendship.
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Meerkat Splash

Meerkat Splash

Aura Parker

$19.99
Meerkats cleaning, washing. Woooo! Slipping, sliding, swimming too.

Follow Meerkat Red into the burrow and join all the colourful meerkat friends for one big crazy bathtime! But who makes the biggest MEERKAT SPLASH?
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Clap Hands: Here Come the Dragons: A touch-and-feel board book

Clap Hands: Here Come the Dragons: A touch-and-feel board book

Pat-a-Cake ,  Laura Hambleton

$14.99
Clap hands and play with this range of exciting toddler touch-and-feel books!

HERE COME THE DRAGONS is a playful touch-and-feel book, full of energy, fun and of course, lots of magical dragon friends! Toddlers will laugh, shout, clap their hands and join in the fun as the simple text encourages them to point, count and talk about the magical pals playing on every page. With textures to feel on every page and a fun matching game at the end, everyone will want to clap hands for the favourite dragon friends!

Also available: HERE COME THE UNICORNS, HERE COME THE MUMMIES AND BABIES, HERE COME THE MERMAIDS
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The Paper & Hearts Society (#1 Paper & Hearts Society)

The Paper & Hearts Society (#1 Paper & Hearts Society)

Lucy Powrie

$16.99
A brand new series from the Zoella of books - all about what happens when you give up on trying to fit in in and let your weird out! You're invited to join The Paper & Hearts Society ... get ready to find your people!

Tabby Brown is tired of trying to fit in with her classmates. She doesn't want to go to parties at the weekend - in fact, she would much rather snuggle up on the sofa with her favourite book.

It's like she hasn't found her people ...

That is until she moves to a new town where a book club, The Paper & Hearts Society, is recruiting. Tabby might just be in luck. Enough of her old friends who only talk to her when they need something. It's time for Quidditch themed fancy dress parties, games like shut up and Shakespeare ... and LOTS of chocolate.

Perfect for fans of Holly Smale and SUPER AWKWARD.
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Koala'S Big Day out

Koala'S Big Day out

Roger Priddy

$9.99
Pull the sliders, lift the flaps and join in with this story to help Koala find his little sister!

This chunky, interactive novelty book has pull-tabs and flaps, specially designed for toddlers, and is full of funny reveals and fun Australian characters.

Throughout the book children are helping Koala to find his little sister while they visit many much loved Australian loandmarks including the Sydney Opera House, the Big Pineapple and Lunar Park.

This book is great for developing language and fine motor skills.
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Grug 40th Anniversary Celebration Book and Plush Box

Grug 40th Anniversary Celebration Book and Plush Box

Ted Prior

$24.99
Celebrate 40 years of Grug with an exclusive hardback and soft cuddly toy in this gorgeous box set Once the top of a Burrawang tree fell to the ground ... and the grassy top began to change. It became Grug.

Join your favourite bush character on his adventures with an exclusive hardback edition of the original Grug story and a cute and cuddly soft toy.

Ted Prior's bestselling Grug series is beloved by early readers and parents alike and has sold more than a million copies in Australia alone. His first story was published in 1979 and Ted went on to write 33 more stories featuring Grug and his adventures with his other bush friends, Cara and Snoot.
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The Extraordinary Life of Anne Frank

The Extraordinary Life of Anne Frank

Puffin ,  Kate Scott

$16.99
Her words have become some of the most important in modern history- discover the incredible life story of Anne Frank, whose bravery has inspired so many.

Her incredible story comes to life in this beautifully illustrated book, with narrative biography, timelines, facts and quotes.
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The Extraordinary Life of Neil Armstrong

The Extraordinary Life of Neil Armstrong

Martin Howard ,  Freda Chiu

$16.99
One little boy who loved the idea of flying became the first person to set foot on the moon.

On 20 July 1969 Neil Armstrong made history, his 'giant leap for mankind'. From his childhood playing with model planes to becoming one of the most famous astronauts of all time, discover the incredible story of Neil Armstrong's life in this beautifully illustrated book, complete with narrative biography, facts and timelines.
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The Puffin Book of Bedtime Stories

The Puffin Book of Bedtime Stories

$29.99
Who's ready for a story? Gather your favourite toy, your fluffiest pillow and cosiest blanket and settle in for bedtime with this collection of classic picture books for young children. There is something to delight everyone in these eight stories by much-loved Australian authors and illustrators.

The classic books included are- Bed Tails by Meredith Costain and Mitch Vane Sophie's Big Bed by Tina Burke Baby Tawnies by Judy Paulson It's Bedtime, William! by Deborah Niland One Very Tired Wombat by Renee Treml A Bear and a Tree by Stephen Michael King Jesse by Tim Winton and Maureen Prichard Come Down, Cat by Sonya Hartnett and Lucia Masciullo
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Lights Out, Leonard

Lights Out, Leonard

Josh Pyke ,  Chris Nixon

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Leonard doesn't like bedtime, especially when there's a five-nosed, seven-tailed, eleven-handed, scaly-waily monster hiding in the corner of his bedroom. It seems like Leonard will never sleep again ... until he discovers a mysterious book called How to Frighten Monsters.


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The Search for the Silver Witch (#3 Polly and Buster)

The Search for the Silver Witch (#3 Polly and Buster)

Sally Rippin

$19.99
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Is being best friends enough to save a whole town?

Polly and Buster have always believed that witches and monsters can be friends, but it seems no-one else agrees. With the witches furious and the monsters in uproar, their whole town is heading for a war ... and yet no-one realises that a much greater menace lurks nearby.

Can Polly and Buster bring everyone together in time to save their town from the biggest danger of all?

The thrilling finale to the much-loved Polly and Buster trilogy, written and illustrated by award-winning and best-selling author Sally Rippin.
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Mega Machine Record Breakers

Mega Machine Record Breakers

Anne Rooney

$19.99
112 fantastic pages crammed with facts about the world's biggest, fastest and most powerful vehicles, from speedboats to monster trucks, not to mention rocketships, submarines, supertrucks... and more! Mega Machine Record Breakers is crammed with stats and facts, alongside stunning full-page photographs of the most amazing machines on Earth.
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Masters of Mischief (#3 Misadventures of Max Crumbly)

Masters of Mischief (#3 Misadventures of Max Crumbly)

Rachel Renee Russell

$14.99
When we last left our courageous hero, Max Crumbly, and his trusty sidekick Erin, they had just finished foiling the plans of some bumbling thieves. But Max and Erin were trapped in a smelly, dangerous dumpster of doom and about to be discovered by the last people they wanted to find them.

Now in this latest installment of Max's journals, Max and Erin face foes both new and old as their misadventures continue. Can the two friends avoid detection-and detention!

-while keeping South Ridge Middle School safe from bullies and criminals?
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My Book (Not Yours) (#1 Lento and Fox)

My Book (Not Yours) (#1 Lento and Fox)

Ben Sanders

$24.99
When a lovable sloth's book is hijacked by a fox with STYLE and PIZZAZZ, sloth has to learn how to find his voice and take back control.

Lento the sloth is SO excited you are reading HIS book. He has a BIG story to tell you. First, though, he needs a little nap. But if you snooze, you lose. Enter Fox, stage right, to steal the show.

The first book in a ridiculously fun series about a bewildered sloth who just wants to express himself and a sly old fox who keeps stealing the limelight.
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Just Under the Clouds

Just Under the Clouds

Melissa Sarno

$14.99
To climb a tree, always think in threes and you'll never fall. Two feet, one hand. Two hands, one foot, Cora's father told her when she was a little girl. Now Cora is in middle school, her father is gone, her family is homeless, and Cora has to look after her younger sister, Adare, who needs a lot of looking after.

When their room at the shelter is ransacked, Cora's mother brings them to an old friend's apartment, and Cora hopes this will be a place she can finally call home. When doubt seeps in, Cora makes an escape of her own and discovers something that will change how she sees her family and her place within it.

The beautiful debut by Melissa Sarno, the author of A Swirl of Ocean, will take root in your heart and blossom long after you've turned the last page.

A heartbreaking yet hopeful story of a family searching for a place to belong. --Publishers Weekly A thought-provoking debut about the meaning of home and the importance of family. --The Horn Book Magazine
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Pay Attention, Carter Jones

Pay Attention, Carter Jones

Gary D. Schmidt

$14.99
Carter Jones is astonished early one morning when he finds a real English butler, bowler hat and all, on the doorstep. He announces he is here to stay to help the Jones family, which is a little bit broken.

In addition to figuring out middle school, Carter has to adjust to the unwelcome presence of this new know-it-all adult in his life and navigate the butler's notions of decorum and love of cricket. And ultimately, when his burden of grief and anger from the past can no longer be ignored, Carter learns that a burden becomes lighter when it is shared.

Sparkling with humour, this insightful and compassionate story is the latest from the award-winning author of Orbiting Jupiter.
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The Monsters We Deserve

The Monsters We Deserve

Marcus Sedgwick

$16.99
Taut, tense, terrifying. Prizewinning author Marcus Sedgwick writes of the monsters we create in literature and in our own minds in this reappraisal of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.

'Do monsters always stay in the book where they were born? Are they content to live out their lives on paper, and never step foot into the real world?' The Villa Diodati, on the shore of Lake Geneva, 1816: the Year without Summer. As Byron, Polidori, and Mr and Mrs Shelley shelter from the unexpected weather, old ghost stories are read and new ghost stories imagined. Born by the twin brains of the Shelleys is Frankenstein , one of the most influential tales of horror of all time. In a remote mountain house, high in the French Alps, an author broods on Shelley's creation. Reality and perception merge, fuelled by poisoned thoughts. Humankind makes monsters; but who really creates who? This is a book about reason, the imagination, and the creative act of reading and writing. Marcus Sedgwick's ghostly, menacing novel celebrates the legacy of Mary Shelley's literary debut in its bicentenary year.
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Emily Lime: Librarian Detective: The Book Case

Emily Lime: Librarian Detective: The Book Case

Dave Shelton

$16.99
Daphne is off to St Ritas, an exclusive girls boarding school. But it turns out nothing is quite what you'd expect at St Ritasyou can't trust a padlock if the fourth graders are around, the floor has holes from cannonballs, the smell in the dining room is disgustingly foul, and Daphne discovers the librarian doesnt really exist.

But there is a librarians assistant, Emily Lime. And shes really a crime-solving genius, whos looking for a new assistant of her own. And booksmart Daphne is just the girl for the job, because mystery and intrigue are about to strike St Ritas and Emily Lime is going to need all the help she can get...
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She Wolf

She Wolf

Dan Smith

$16.99
A young Viking girl is swept by a storm onto a desolate English beach. Cruelly orphaned there, Ylva becomes set on revenge, tracking a killer through dangerous hinterland. She wants only the favour of the Norse gods and the comfort of her stories. But when a stranger decides to protect Ylva-seeming to understand her where others cannot-Ylva must decide if her own legend will end in vengeance or forgiveness.
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Land of Fences

Land of Fences

Mark Smith

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Finn and Kas are surviving on the coast-more than surviving- they?re enjoying the surf, the summer and being together. And now, the lights of Wentworth mean life could soon be back to normal. Finn is cautiously optimistic, but Kas knows she can never escape her status as a Siley, and that a return to slavery is a very real possibility. She?s nervous. And it turns out she?s right to be. When Kas is captured and taken inside the fences, Finn faces his greatest challenge yet.

Land of Fences is the compelling third and final novel in Mark Smith?s highly acclaimed action-packed trilogy that began with The Road to Winter.
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Barefoot Books Children of the World

Barefoot Books Children of the World

Tessa And Depalma Strickland ,  David Dean

$24.99
Innovative and inclusive, Children of the World empowers young readers to learn about children around the globe and ponder their own place in it. Created with the guidance of diversity specialists, this groundbreaking work of narrative nonfiction addresses the need for children's books that depict diversity, while simultaneously demonstrating the interconnectedness and uniqueness of all people.
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My Little Book of Big Questions

My Little Book of Big Questions

Britta Teckentrup

$34.99
What will my life be like? Will I be happy? Will I ever be able to reach the stars? There are no answers to these questions, but in this eloquent picture book Britta Teckentrup lets children know that they are not alone in asking them and gives parents an opportunity to start a conversation with their children about the questions that come up in their lives. A young girl stands on a chair to see what it's like to be tall. A boy stares towards the sky and wonders if birds enjoy flying. Friends argue, lovers embrace, the distant sun warms the earth, and people grow old. Using soft hues, bold outlines, and unusual textures, Teckentrup's illustrations help evoke the feelings surrounding each question. As they flip through the pages children and their parents will find endless opportunities to think about life's big questions and to have conversations that will be remembered for years.
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Land of the Echidna People

Land of the Echidna People

Percy Trezise ,  Mary Lavis

$24.99
THE FINAL BOOK IN THE JOURNEY OF THE GREAT LAKES SERIES Jadianta, Lande and Jalmor, children of the Kadimakara People, are lost - swept away from their home by a fierce storm.

The children are now in the land of the Flying-fox people, a place filled with many brave warriors who are friends of the Kadimakara People, and home to the children's aunt, Kylie.

But when Lande is bitten by a snake, it is fortunate that the children are reunited with their aunt as she helps to heal Lande's snake bite and prepare the children for the rest of their adventurous journey.

This final story in the JOURNEY OF THE GREAT LAKE series by the late Percy Trezise is beautifully illustrated by Mary Lavis, and brings Jalmor, Lande and eventually, Jadianta, home following their long journey through the lands of the Kadimakara People, Dingo People, Magpie Goose People, Emu People, Snake People, Kangaroo People and Brolga People.
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Forced to Flee: Refugee Children Drawing on their Experiences

Forced to Flee: Refugee Children Drawing on their Experiences

UNHCR

$24.99
Refugee children explain in their own words and pictures their thoughts, feelings and experiences about having to flee from their home countries.

Produced in association with UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) and with a foreword from Cate Blanchett, Goodwill Ambassador for UNHCR, this highly emotive title focuses on three current refugee crises in Syria, South Sudan and Central America. Aimed at readers age 14+, the book gives background information about how each crisis came about, why families had to flee and what life is like for them now is given in a clear and easy-to-understand way.

Children from refugee camps were asked to draw about their experiences of having to flee their home countries. The children's artwork is incredibly powerful and harrowing, and vividly highlights the impact that conflict, war and atrocities has on people's lives.
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The Greatest Women in History: The remarkable women who changed our world

The Greatest Women in History: The remarkable women who changed our world

$39.99
Science, engineering, activism, poetry, politics and physics. Women of all ages, and from all over the world, have excelled in these fields - and so many more - despite the barriers they've had to overcome. Many of these disciplines have been either completely closed to women, or so male-dominated that even being heard can be laborious. The Greatest Women in History is a celebration of just some of the inspirational women who put their mark on the world we live in, and reveals the stories, accomplishments and adventures of many brilliant women from throughout history. * Get to know the political trailblazers who achieved greatness through underground resistance or sheer determination. * Understand the amount of talent and hard work it takes to excel in mathematics and the sciences. * Meet the women who exploded into the world of art and redefined it, and discover the stories of the queens who defied expectations and ushered in golden ages. From Cleopatra, Mary Wollstonecraft and Florence Nightingale to Harriet Tubman, Frida Kahlo and Malala Yousafzai, learn of their achievements, backgrounds, characters and the little-known details that make them even more remarkable.
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Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton

Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara ,  Daria Solak

$19.99
Little Dolly grew up in Tennessee in a family as poor as dirt. She started performing at an early age, singing on local radio and television. After graduating high school, she moved to Nashville to pursue her singing dreams. Her managers wanted her to sing pop, but she followed her heart to sing and write country songs. Her heart was right-Dolly became a musical superstar, but she never forgot where she came from. She now uses her wealth to give back to people, children, and animals in need. This moving book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the singer's life.

Little People, Big Dreams is a best-selling series of books and educational games that explore the lives of outstanding people, from designers and artists to scientists and activists. All of them achieved incredible things, yet each began life as a child with a dream.
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A Million Dots

A Million Dots

Sven Volker

$24.99
A stunning graphic visualisation of numbers, in which the number on each page is doubled, going from 1 to 1 million in 44 pages.

We start with a single tree; 1. As we turn the page, we are presented with a sum doubling the number on the page before it: 1+1 = 2; 2+2 = 4; 4+4 = 8. In this way, we reach a million (actually 1,048,576) within 44 pages.

Each sum is brought to life with a simple graphic illustration in the distinctive style of Sven Voelker. The dots form the back of a ladybird, the bubbles in a cup of soda and the water in a swimming pool. On each page, a single neon dot illustrates what one means in the context of the sum.

Gloriously simple in its concept and execution, this is a book that will bring mathematics alive to parents as well as children and will also make a stunning gift book.
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Boogie Bear

Boogie Bear

David Walliams ,  Tony Ross

$14.99
From Number One bestselling author David Walliams comes a hilarious and heartwarming picture book, brilliantly illustrated by the artistic genius, Tony Ross.

Up at the North Pole, a big furry polar bear is swimming, fishing and eating. But when she nods off and finds herself far from home, she thinks things can't get any worse.

But they can...

Much worse!

An outrageously funny picture book with an incredibly heartwarming message about celebrating difference - in all its forms.
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Leonard Doesn't Dance

Leonard Doesn't Dance

Frances Watts ,  Judy Watson

$24.99
A TOE-TAPPING STORY ABOUT FINDING YOUR OWN RHYTHM FROM THE AWARD-WINNING CREATORS OF GOODNIGHT, MICE!

All the birds are excited about the Big Beaky Bird Ball - except Leonard. His warble-warble waltz with the magpies is more wobble-wobble, and his caw-caw can-can with the crows is a can't-can't. The puffins are prancing, the rosellas are rocking and you should see the flamingo go-go-go! Everyone is jumping and jiving, but not Leonard.

Leonard doesn't dance.

Then an unexpected encounter changes everything ...

From the award-winning creators of Goodnight, Mice! comes a toe-tapping story about finding your own rhythm.

AWARDS FOR GOODNIGHT, MICE!

Winner - 2012 Prime Minister's Literary Award for Children's Fiction Notable Book - CBCA Book of the Year Award: Early Childhood PRAISE FOR GOODNIGHT, MICE!

'utterly flawless use of rich and poetic language ... a bedtime story to read aloud with gusto, to delight in and to savour. Very highly recommended' - Sydney's Child 'a charming, funny and reassuring story for littlies ... Recommended' - Magpies 'a story which will be read again and again' - West Australian
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Sensitive

Sensitive

Allayne Webster

$16.95
When thirteen-year-old Samantha moves to a new town, she decides to reinvent herself. She wants to be called SJ now. She's going to be cool and mysterious. But above all, she's going to pretend to be healthy.

SJ suffers from chronic eczema and allergies - she's sick of doctors' appointments and tests, sick of itchiness and pain, sick of looking different, feeling different. All SJ wants is to be 'normal'. She'll do whatever it takes to keep her illness a secret. After all, would new friend Livvy or cute boy Sam still want to hang out with her if they knew the truth?
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Sick Bay

Sick Bay

Nova Weetman

$16.95
Two very different Grade 6 girls meet in their school sick bay. Meg is a loner. Grieving over the death of her father, and struggling with changes at home, she wears slippers to school and hides out in sick bay to avoid other kids. New girl Riley, is a Type 1 diabetic and already popular. She doesn't want to go to sick bay, but sometimes she has to if she's having a high or a low. As Meg and Riley are forced to spend more and more time together in the cramped sick bay room, they start to uncover each other's secrets and find the courage to be who they really are.
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Incredible Journeys: Discovery, Adventure, Danger, Endurance

Incredible Journeys: Discovery, Adventure, Danger, Endurance

Levison Wood ,  Sam Brewster

$29.99
Alongside real-life explorer Levison Wood, travel around the world, meet some of history's most daring pioneers, and be inspired to go on your very own adventures!

Embark on 20 epic expeditions alongside Levison Wood, from the Silk Road and medieval pilgrimages to the Holy Land to Nellie Bly's trip around the world, and recent missions to the Moon and the Mariana Trench. Along the way, Levison Wood shares his own insights into adventuring, telling you what it's REALLY like to follow in the footsteps of Alexander the Great.

Beautifully illustrated with maps showing the routes and filled with detail bringing the cultures of each region to life, this is a lavish gift book to treasure from one of our greatest living explorers.
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