101 Weird Words (and Three Fakes) is a mini-dictionary jam-packed with unusual or interesting words, followed by a fun and descriptive definition for each one. Filled with silly pictures and strange wordy facts, this is a book to sweep the reader through the alphabet from AMBIDEXTROUS (no repeated letters) to ZUGZWANG (not a place you want to visit), with a generous sprinkling of riddles, puzzles and bonus facts. For an extra challenge, try to spot the three fakes in the collection. Is it YARG - the cheese that turned its maker backwards? Or maybe JUFFLE - the semi-jig, semi-shuffle you do on a zebra crossing? Only a true word detective will crack the case!
Give me a home among the gum trees, with lots of plum trees, a sheep or two, a kangaroo. Ben Wood's warm and funny illustrations bring this classic Aussie song to life.
A phenomenal worldwide bestseller for over forty years, Richard Adams' spellbinding classic Watership Down is one of the best-loved novels of all time, and resonates just as vividly today as it did nearly half a century ago.
With a new four-part BBC adaptation planned for Christmas 2018, in collaboration with Netflix and voiced by stars including John Boyega, Rosamund Pike, Olivia Colman and James McAvoy, this beautiful new heritage edition will be treasured by children for years to come. Design features of this classic edition include gold foil, head and tail bands and a beautiful gold ribbon, making this the ideal gift for Christmas and beyond.
Featuring the much loved stories in Waterstone's Oxfam bestseller, The Invisible Child and The Fir Tree - the Moomins' gloriously funny and generous take on Christmas - Tales from Moominvalley collects together nine delightful Moomin short stories. Highlights include The Spring Tune (which Jarvis Cocker described as the best story about composing music) and The Last Dragon in the World, revealing the true essence of friendship.
A perfect Christmas gift to complete the set of Moomin classics.
In her last, most profound and poignant Moomin story, Jansson explores themes of loss, legacy and hope. The Moomins have left their beloved Moominvalley but as winter draws near Snufkin, Mymble, Toft and others move into the Moominhouse to await the family's return. Could that gentle flicker of light on the horizon be their boat?
A body has been found in the burned-out wreckage of the church at Gibber's Creek - with older skeletons lying beneath it.
The corpse is identified as that of Ignatius Mervyn, the man who attempted to kill Jed Kelly and her unborn child.
Newcomer Fish Johnstone is drawn into the murder investigation, convinced that the local police are on the wrong track with their enquiries. But as she digs beneath the warm and welcoming surface of the Gibber's Creek community, more secrets emerge.
And Fish must also face her own mystery - the sudden appearance and then disappearance of her father, a Vietnamese refugee she never knew.
Set during the Indigenous rights and 'boat people' controversies of the late 1970s, this haunting story shows how love and kindness can create the courage to face the past.
There have been fires before, but not like this.
In 1978, as the hot wind howls and the grass dries, all who live at Gibber's Creek know their land can burn. But when you love your land, you fight for it.
For Jed Kelly, an even more menacing danger looms: a man from her past determined to destroy her. Finding herself alone, trapped and desperate to save her unborn child, Jed's only choice is to flee - into the flames.
Heartbreaking and powerful, Facing the Flame celebrates the triumph of courage and community, and a love for the land so deep that not even bushfire can erode it.
Every kid wants to laugh, but Max is the boy who can make it happen.
And it's about time he used his talents for a good cause!
Max is the funny kid... and there are endangered animals to save!
Putting the fun in fundraising, launching a puppy-smuggling operation, fighting the great Redhill canteen war and planning a secret theme park are just some of the things in store for Max and his friends in this brand-new Funny Kid adventure!
For fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Tom Gates and WeirDo, FUNNY KID is the mega-bestseller from author-illustrator Matt Stanton.
Scarlet and Ivy are back at Rookwood school for what could be their final term...
The sixth and final book in the SCARLET AND IVY series is perfect for fans of MURDER MOST UNLADYLIKE. When Scarlet and Ivy return to school after the holidays, they quickly realise that the school is in danger. The twins will need to confront enemies from their past and their present if they are to have any chance of it surviving.
Could the last secret at Rookwood be the one that brings it down? Or will Scarlet and Ivy be able to untangle the trails of clues and red herrings in time to save it?
Kelton was the perfect hiding place. Until now...
A plane crash destroys a house in Kelton. The cause of the accident is a mystery and all the passengers are missing.
Jarli has been lying low since the crime boss known as Viper threatened his family. But then his Truth App uncovers a dangerous secret at the crash sitea secret Viper wants to stay buried. Suddenly Jarli is a target again. There's no-one he can trust, not even the police. He has to find out what else Viper is hiding before it's too late.
Lies can hurt, but the truth can kill...
In this extraordinary debut novel, Mira Bartok tells the story of Arthur, a shy, fox-like groundling who sets out on a quest to find his destiny.
Welcome to the Home for Wayward and Misbegotten Creatures, an institution run by evil Miss Carbunkle, a cunning villainess who believes her terrified young groundlings exist only to serve and suffer. For the Wonderling, an innocent-hearted, fox-like eleven-year-old known only as number 13, it is the only home he has ever known. But when unexpected courage leads him to rescue a young bird groundling named Trinket, the Wonderling is given two incredible gifts: a real name - Arthur, like the good king in the old stories - and a best friend. Using Trinket's ingenious invention, the pair escape over the wall and embark on an adventure that will take them out into the wider world and down the path of Arthur's true destiny.
In one of the last cities standing after the world fell to monsters, best friends Zed Kagari and Brock Dunderfel have high hopes for the future. Zed desperately wishes to join the ranks of the Mages Guild, where his status as Freestone's only half elf might finally be an asset. Brock, the roguishly handsome son of merchants, is confident he'll be welcomed into the ranks of the Merchants Guild. But just as it seems the boys' dreams have come true, their lives take a startling turn... and they find themselves members of the perilous Adventurers Guild.
Subverting convention, award-winning creators M. T. Anderson and Eugene Yelchin pair up for an anarchic, outlandish, and deeply political saga of warring elf and goblin kingdoms.
Uptight elfin historian Brangwain Spurge is on a mission: survive being catapulted across the mountains into goblin territory, deliver a priceless peace offering to their mysterious dark lord, and spy on the goblin kingdom - from which no elf has returned alive in more than a hundred years. Brangwain's host, the goblin archivist Werfel, is delighted to show Brangwain around. They should be the best of friends, but a series of extraordinary double crosses, blunders, and cultural misunderstandings throws these two bumbling scholars into the middle of an international crisis that may spell death for them - and war for their nations.
Witty mixed media illustrations show Brangwain's furtive missives back to the elf kingdom, while Werfel's determinedly unbiased narrative tells an entirely different story. A hilarious and biting social commentary that could only come from the likes of National Book Award winner M. T. Anderson and Newbery Honoree Eugene Yelchin, this tale is rife with thrilling action and visual humor ... and a comic disparity that suggests the ultimate victor in a war is perhaps not who won the battles, but who gets to write the history.
In the spirit of her acclaimed Dog Heaven and Cat Heaven, Newbery Medalist Cynthia Rylant illustrates verses from the King James Bible chapter of Ecclesiastes in a simple yet powerful folk art style.
Cynthia Rylant takes the familiar text of the third chapter of Ecclesiastes, as told in the King James Bible, and lovingly illustrates it in her simple but bold style that has been called stunning by School Library Journal. As she did with the creation story, Rylant has created a sublime take on a classic story that will appeal to readers of all ages.
Meet 25 of the bravest humans of all time!
These fascinating rebel heroes stood up for that they believed in, spoke out against injustice, and overcame impossible obstacles. From world leaders such as Gandhi and Nelson Mandela to unsung heroes like Irena Sandler (who smuggled 2,500 children out of the Warsaw Ghetto in World War 2) and Juliane Koepke, who survived an airplane crash aged 17, followed by 9 days in the Amazon rain forest; this book is filled with incredible and inspiring stories of passion and endurance.
What would you do to stand up for what you believe in?
This updated edition of the bestselling Girls Think of Everything, by Sibert-winner Catherine Thimmesh and Caldecott Honor winner Melissa Sweet, retains all the integrity of the original but includes expanded coverage of inventions (and inventors) to better reflect our diverse and technological world.
In kitchens and living rooms, in garages and labs and basements, even in converted chicken coops, women and girls have invented ingenious innovations that have made our lives simpler and better. What inspired these girls, and just how did they turn their ideas into realities?
Retaining reader-tested favorite inventions, this updated edition of the best-selling Girls Think of Everything features seven new chapters that better represent our diverse and increasingly technological world, offering readers stories about inventions that are full of hope and vitality - empowering them to think big, especially in the face of adversity.
Explore the history of filmmaking in this detailed work from a new talent. Going back as far as prehistoric times, where cavemen played with light and shadow, through to the first cinemas and the creation of special effects, Boardman guides the reader on an epic filmmaking journey that covers cameras, directors, and stars through the ages. The book also speculates on the future of film, taking into account the popularity of the internet and streaming devices.
What is life like on the International Space Station? Can we survive on Mars? Why is Pluto no longer a planet? Just how big is the universe anyway? Space Atlas answers all these questions and more while exploring the far reaches of space, from our own planet to neutron stars, thousands of light years away. Following the format of an atlas, Space Atlas showcases significant locations in space which are explored in-depth with stunning illustrations, interesting fact files, diagrams and information on scientific achievements. Includes: The Sun , Earth, solar system, Black holes, Quasars, The Milky Way.
This gorgeous, large-format book is filled with clever cutouts exploring the ocean, from the shoreline to the murkiest depths. This fact-filled journey is illustrated by Helene Druvert, the acclaimed creator of Paris Up, Up and Away, Mary Poppins Up, Up and Away, Anatomy and New York Melody.
In the food chain, no one is safe! I will eat you, says the fish to the tadpole, but when the double-gatefold is opened, a menacing eel is revealed behind the tadpole--and an even more menacing heron behind the eel! I will eat you, says the snail to the mushroom, but again, a double-gatefold shows a frog springing for the snail, and a hungry badger close behind the frog.
Delightful illustrations, an intriguing layout and paper engineering, and fascinating front and back matter clearly explain the concept of food chains in diverse habitats.
A brand-new school year! I can't wait!
Hang on ... None of my old friends are in my new class ...
From the team who brought you First Day and When I Grow Up comes an empowering and relatable picture book about making friends and being yourself.
Award-winning illustrator Torben Kuhlmann's stunning new book transports readers to new depths where imagination lights the way! A long time ago, one mouse learned to fly, another landed on the moon... what will happen in the next Mouse adventure?
From the creator of Lindbergh - The Tale of a Flying Mouse and Armstrong, comes Edison - The Mystery of the Missing Mouse Treasure.
When two unlikely friends build a vessel capable of taking them to the bottom of the ocean find a missing treasure--the truth turns out to be far more amazing.
Cycling, ice hockey, athletics, tennis, climbing... There are so many sports, and theyre all fantastic fun!
Football is fantastic fun, except when your team keeps missing goals: that can make you cry. Horse-riding is also fantasticso long as the horse goes where the rider wants.
Sports lovers small and big will find the one they love bestand some surprisesin this witty picture book, with funny animal characters trying out all the sports and a laconic commentary.
When visiting the zoo, whatever you do, DON’T WAKE THE PANDA!
Join in the fantastic fun as one grumpy panda sets off a frenzy of wild partying.
PRAISE FOR THE BOOK
'With words and artwork in happy harmony, Pandamonia is highly recommended for all ages (including adults!). [5 out of 5 stars]' Junior Books+Publishing
'Nixon's work brings a sense of playfulness and energy to Pandamonia ... a rollicking children's story.' Artist's Chronicle
'Lively rhyming text that grows and grows with action and noise words begging to be read aloud.' 4MBS Classic FM Radio
'... a joyful romp' Perth Voice
'... catchy and hilarious.' Sunday Age
'Packed with fun animal noises and dynamic actions to mimic, it may be the ultimate read-aloud. Children will clamor to join in the wild rumpus.' Kirkus Reviews
Marcel is not very good at being a monster. He doesn't seem to be able to scare anybody! But one day, Marcel discovers that his gruesomely good cooking can give kids a real fright!
Fourteen-year-old Dita is one of the many imprisoned by the Nazis at Auschwitz. Taken, along with her mother and father, from the Terezin ghetto in Prague, Dita is adjusting to the constant terror that is life in the camp. When Jewish leader Freddy Hirsch asks Dita to take charge of the eight precious volumes the prisoners have managed to sneak past the guards, she agrees. And so Dita becomes the librarian of Auschwitz.
Out of one of the darkest chapters of human history comes this extraordinary story of courage and hope.
For the first time ever, a young novel about the teen years of L.M. Montgomery, the author who brought us ANNE OF GREEN GABLES.
Fourteen-year-old Lucy Maud Montgomery - Maud to her friends - has a dream: to go to college and become a writer, just like her idol, Louisa May Alcott. But living with her grandparents on Prince Edward Island, she worries that this dream will never come true. Her grandfather has strong opinions about a woman's place in the world, and they do not include spending good money on college. Luckily, she has a teacher to believe in her, and good friends to support her, including Nate, the Baptist minister's stepson and the smartest boy in the class. If only he weren't a Baptist; her Presbyterian grandparents would never approve. Then again, Maud isn't sure she wants to settle down with a boy - her dreams of being a writer are much more important.
But life changes for Maud when she goes out West to live with her father and his new wife and daughter. Her new home offers her another chance at love, as well as attending school, but tensions increase as Maud discovers her stepmother's plans for her, which threaten Maud's future - and her happiness forever.
Ella and Olivias favourite band is performing at school! But when there is a problem with the music, will Ella and Olivia save the show?
Put on your snorkel and get ready to dive into this vibrant and entertaining search-and-find book.
Can you find the sea anemone having a bad hair day? How about the graceful jellyfish, or the kissing seahorses? Will you be able to spot the sneaky orca in disguise?
Find all of these and more in Peggy Nille's gorgeously vivid under-the-sea illustrations.
Mary Contini and Pru Irvine provide over 60 recipes guaranteed to tickle the tastebuds, featuring a huge range of recipes, including a selection from other countries, not just Britain.
Including clear instructions and information about the basics of cooking and utensils, as well as safety in the kitchen, these recipes are designed for children to cook with an adult. But once they have gained confidence and experience, kids will be able to cook many of them confidently on their own. From Cheesy Easy Peasy Pasta, Tooty Fruity Chicken Curry and Moorish Carrot Salad to Portobello Burgers, Scrumptious Slappleberry and Spanish Omelette, this is a fun and informative approach to cooking.
Flaps, pull tabs, and many other movable parts show young children just what firefighters do all day! From putting out fires to taking care of the fire trucks and rescuing people, firefighters in the city are kept very busy. Chock-full of age appropriate information, this book is an exciting introduction to the world of firefighters.
Encouraging kids to expand their vocabulary while having fun, from puzzling over letter soup or cracking cryptograms, to playing Pathfinders or solving sequences, there's a whole world of wordy content to bamboozle the brain.
From bestselling puzzle book author Dr Gareth Moore, author of chart-topping success Brain Games for Clever Kids that has sold over 70k copies globally.
Ages 9 to 14 years From the author of A-MAZE-ING Animals and Myths & Monsters running weekly in the Sunday Telegraph!
Here comes another wonderfully wacky collection of mazes from Joe Wos . . . and this time, he has gone the way of the dinosaurs!
MAZE-O-ZOIC features 50 colourfully illustrated mazes with fully solvable characters, cartoon elements, and dinosaurs along every start-to-finish path.
Kids and parents will enjoy navigating through a T-Rex-inspired maze, the Triceratops' horns, the Spinosaurus' amazing sail, and more.
Open the pages and get lost in this prehistoric world that's filled with twists, turns, and scary good fun! There are dozens of dead ends, illusions, twists and turns that increase with the difficulty level. It's not just thoroughly entertaining...it's absolutely A-MAZE-ING!
Meet Leonardo, an arty young quokka on Rottnest Island. Drawn by the bright city lights across the sea, Leo comes up with a dastardly plan to escape a life of endless selfies with tourists. He runs away to become a painter! But making it in the big smoke isn't as easy as he thought and soon Leo starts to wonder - is he such a clever quokka after all?
Based on a true story, QUITE A CLEVER QUOKKA is for anyone who stays true to their dreams when the going gets tough.
A super cute, colourful story exploring early counting concepts, featuring baby Australian animals.
There were ten out of bed in the middle of the night.
But one by one the bush babies begin to get sleepy...
For generations, children around the world have come of age with Louisa May Alcott's March girls: hardworking eldest sister Meg, headstrong, impulsive Jo, timid Beth, and precocious Amy. With their father away at war, and their loving mother Marmee working to support the family, the four sisters have to rely on one another for support as they endure the hardships of wartime and poverty. We witness the sisters growing up and figuring out what role each wants to play in the world, and, along the way, join them on countless unforgettable adventures.
Readers young and old will fall in love with this beloved classic, at once a lively portrait of nineteenth-century family life and a feminist novel about young women defying society's expectations.
Three classics of children's literature – Peter Pan, The Jungle Book and Beauty and the Beast come presented together in a lavishly hardcover boxed set with full-colour illustrations and interactive elements from Minalima.
During World War II, 14-year-old Michiel becomes involved with the Resistance after coming to the aid of a wounded British soldier. With the conflict coming to an end, Michiel comes of age and learns of the stark difference between adventure fantasy and the ugly realities of war.
This children's classic is a thrilling and powerful adventure story that has left its mark on generations of children in the Netherlands but has been unavailable in the UK since the Seventies.
The seven young members of the Blue Door Theatre Company are, at long last, professional actors. And they are now proudly in charge of the first commercial theatre in their hometown of Fenchester. But the day-to-day pressures of financing the theatre and choosing box-office attractions are soon eclipsed by an event that threatens to close the theatre almost as soon as it has opened. Following the characters from the classic of children's literatureThe Swish of the Curtain on an adventure which takes them far from the stage of the Blue Door Theatre, The Blue Door Venture is the fourth book in the Blue Door series.
Winnie Foster is in the woods, thinking of running away from home, when she sees a boy drinking from a spring. Winnie wants a drink too, but before she can take a sip, she is kidnapped by the boy, Jesse Tuck, and his family. She learns that the Tuck family are blessed with - or doomed to - eternal life since drinking from the spring, and they wander from place to place trying to live as inconspicuously as they can. Now Winnie knows their secret. But what does immortality really mean? And can the Tucks help her understand before it's too late?
A beautiful new hardcover gift edition of the unforgettable classic of children's writing about what it truly means to live forever
Watch out Hills Village, the Aussies are coming!
Rafe Khatchadorian is back in his home town and to be honest, things are pretty boring. But that's before Kasey, his friend from Down Under arrives and before Sidney Harberbridge, a fully-fledged Aussie hipster sets up a coffee shop slash record store slash yoga studio. Rafe uses his Australian experience to wangle a part-time job at Sid's exotic new joint and ten seconds later he's the lead singer in a band. A band led by none other than Miller the Killer! What could possibly go wrong . . .
Will Rafe end up a rock god, or will he hit rock bottom?
Clementine Rose is bursting with plans for the school holidays! But with the announcement that a new cooking show will be filmed in the village, everything changes. While Clementine is disappointed that her activities have been cancelled, she soon has an idea and takes to the kitchen in a baking frenzy. If only her mother wasn?t feeling so sick and could help out when things turn sticky.
Everyone wants to be a part of the show - especially Mrs Bottomley! - and it doesn?t take long before temperatures are running high. With the main event being held at Penberthy House, Clementine has the inside scoop and spies some surprising behaviour from the contestants. Will she uncover a secret? And will the show be a flop, or a scrumptious success?
While vacationing at Skull Castle Geronimo stumbles on a mystery. A ghost cat is threatening the special pumpkins that grow in the Von Cacklefurs' garden! Can Geronimo find out who wants to steal the pumpkins?
Enjoy a whole summer of fun with this fantastic collection of 30 short stories - the perfect holiday read for children aged 7 and up.
From picnics in the sunshine to daring outdoor adventures, celebrate the excitement and magic of summertime with these fun-filled short stories by Enid Blyton. Ideal for newly confident readers, these entertaining tales are the perfect length for reading aloud at bedtime or in the classroom.
Enid Blyton remains one of Britain's favourite children's authors and her bumper short story collections are perfect for introducing her to the latest generation of readers.
The titles In This Collection Are:
One Shot Kill
Henderson's Boys is a series of young adult spy novels. The series follows Charles Henderson, the creator of the fictitious CHERUB organisation. The novels are set in 1940, during World War 2, during which time Henderson leads a series of war missions, aided by children. Henderson's Boys is a spin-off of the popular CHERUB series, which centres around the same organisation in modern times. The series features its origins and revealed what CHERUB stands for and how the organisation's logo was designed.
Saddle up for this sparkling collection of magical horse stories. From shy moonlit unicorns, to brave winged stallions, there is enchantment and adventure in store - plus enticing spells, fairy charms and secret surprises.
A collection of charming folk tales and rhymes illustrated by Russian artist Elena Polenova, and designed by Christoph Stolberg.
Russian folk tales have a timeless, slightly unworldly quality that children, and those who read to them, find particularly appealing. This is Fontanka's second book of folk tales with illustrations by the artist Elena Polenova, with stories that are possibly even more beguiling than those in Why the Bear. The same team that produced the first book is responsible for Sinko-Filipko too: the translator Dr Louise Hardiman, the granddaughter of the artist, Natalia Polenova, and the designer Christoph Stolberg. The book is designed to be a companion to the first, with the same quarter binding, and individually coloured chapters.
The definitive collection of British and Irish folktales from master storyteller and poet Kevin Crossley-Holland.
Rich and strange, these eerie and magical folktales from across Britain and Ireland have been passed down from generation to generation, and are gathered together in a definitive new collection from the master storyteller and winner of the Carnegie Medal, Kevin Crossley-Holland. Dark and funny, lyrical and earthy, these fifty stories are part of an important and enduring historical tradition that dates back hundreds of years. Described by Neil Gaiman as the master , Crossley-Holland's unforgettable retellings will capture the imagination of readers young and old alike.
Gillian Cross's brilliant retelling and Neil Packer's glorious illustrations bring to life Homer's Iliad, one of the greatest stories ever told.
Gillian Cross's brilliant retelling and Neil Packer's glorious illustrations bring to life Homer's Iliad, one of the greatest stories ever told. The team behind The Odyssey (2012) now tell the story of the Trojan War. Cross's vivid adaptation begins with a beauty contest: the prize, a golden apple. In return for securing her victory, the goddess Aphrodite helps Prince Paris abduct Helen, wife to the king of Sparta. Enraged, the king and his Greek allies wage war on the Trojans. Nine years later, the fighting still rages on, but the Greeks are beginning to quarrel among themselves - Achilles and Agamemnon's petty argument has dire consequences for everyone caught in the crossfire. Neil Packer's pictures capture the beauty and remoteness of the setting, and bring a profound humanity to one of the finest literary achievements of Greek civilisation.
Growing up is hard for everyone. For girls today, in a world of 24-hour connectivity, it can be harder than ever. A Girl's Guide to Kicking Goals is about growing confidence in yourself even while your body changes. It's a guide to smashing your goals and, when you don't, bouncing back and trying again.
Learn to be kind to yourself; stop comparing and judging others. Feel OK with the skin you're in and shake off the bullies. Get stress- and time-management hacks to keep you calm in a super-busy world. Plus killer workouts and delicious healthy recipes for a girl on the go.
Steph Claire Smith and Laura Henshaw are two models turned young entrepreneurs. They are extremely passionate about healthy living, body confidence in young women, and making social media a positive space.
Throughout history, people have always moved from one place to another. The development of transport was essential for the advancement of civilisation and the sharing of goods, ideas and cultures. The Industrial Revolution in the 19th Century saw anumber of inventions fundamentally change transport, leading to the incredible and exciting machines we use today. Planes, Trains & Fast Cars presents the development of three broad modes of transportation, bringing the facts to life with interestingtimelines, thrilling images and fascinating technological details.
The world can be seen from many different viewpoints, but one of the most interesting is certainly food. Don't we always say, we are what we eat ? Therefore, a particular food will reflect the culture, the tradition and the relation to nature of the people who created it. This book travels the countries of the world to tell the secrets of the typical dishes.
The reader will discover that the tapas, the typical finger food of Spain is called that because they were used to plug a glass of wine (tapar in Spanish), or that the first pizza was given the name of the Italian Queen Margherita. The drawings of the dishes on the maps take the reader on a journey through the flavours of the world, enriching their understanding of traditions and, why not, stirring the appetite.
An engaging collection about cats who are the heroes of their own stories, Rebel Cats introduces us to fur-raising facts and adventures from around the world and across the centuries. Profiles include WWII heroes, courageous adventurers, a Guinness World Record holder and even an astrocat that travelled in space (and made it back to Earth to tell the tale). Plus tons of information on cat activism, feline myths and much, much more.
When it comes to making a difference, there's no such thing as too young! Get ready to meet some incredible young men who followed their dreams and changed the world for the better, often by taking the path less travelled and staying true to themselves.
From Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to Nelson Mandela, Vidal Sassoon to Bob Dylan, Tony Hawk to Matt Groening this collection, from the author of Girls Who Rocked the World, features young men from across history and around the globe who have all achieved remarkable things.
Also included are profiles of teenagers who are changing the world right now - boys like John Collinson, the youngest person to climb the Seven Summits, and Alec Loorz, who founded the non-profit organisation Kids vs. Global Warming.
Whatever your passion in life, you'll be inspired and motivated by these amazing real-life stories to believe in yourself and start making a difference right now!
This book answers the age-old question of what would happen if you dug a hole all the way to the other side of the earth. Where would you be? What would you see? The reader is invited to literally turn the pages upside down to see what's on the other side of the globe.
A book that invites the reader to literally turn the pages upside-down to see what's on the other side of the globe. Geography, ecology, biology, astronomy all combine in this book to give readers a sense of opposite places on earth and the animals that live there.
A fun science book that introduces animals and places around the world that happen to be exactly opposite each other on the globe, with pages that literally have to be turned upside-down. What is an antipode? If you dig through the earth directly below, where would you end up? Vibrant art and clear language make the science of geography, the seasons, and day and night easy to understand. The animals that live in these diverse places on earth make the science accessible and appealing to young readers. This is a book to savor and read over and over again
Mount Everest is undoubtedly the most famous mountain on Earth. Hundreds of people clamber to its summit every year, following in Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay's footsteps, hoping to experience Earth's highest peak. But there is so much more to this mountain than the people who climb it. Travel back to its ancient origins, learn about the flowers and plants that grow upon its great flanks, and discover the rich history of religions, myths, and legends that surround this great Sagarmatha, the Goddess of the Sky.
Welcome on deck of the Voyage of the Discovery! The year is 1927. Travelling on board with us is an illustrious collection of some of the greatest minds of their generation. From the fields of science, engineering, geography and history, our experts have come together to explain some of history's greatest inventions to improve communication, including the printing press, radio, telephones and television. But there's a conundrum afoot and they need YOU to help them. Can you decipher the puzzles to solve the mystery of the missing movie? The stylish Art-Deco-inspired pages of this lavish volume are strewn with novelty ephemera, from postcards and tickets to booklets, code ciphers and maps, which bring to life the mystery as you solve the puzzles to continue your whistle-stop tour around the world. Full steam ahead for the interactive adventure of a lifetime!
Delve behind the scenes to look inside bridges, tunnels and towers around the world. Lift the flaps to reveal the mechanics and engineering of constructions including the Channel Tunnel connecting England and France, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the tallest building in the world, and many more.
Illustrations: Full colour throughout
A stylish introduction to the vast world of engineering - what it is, how it works, and how many different jobs it involves, from robotics and coding to earthquake-proof towers to medical innovation. Flaps on each page reveal insights into the challenges and solutions to various engineering goals.
Illustrations: Full colour throughout
A stunning debut picture book that encourages kids to look beyond first impressions by sharing unexpected details about seemingly scary wild animals like gorillas, rhinoceroses, and more.
Spiders are creepy. Porcupines are scary. Bats are ugly. Or are they...?
This captivating book invites you to learn more about awe-inspiring animals in the wild. After all, it's best not to judge a beast until you understand its full, lovely life.
Includes backmatter with additional reading suggestions.
There are few subjects that fascinate children as much as animals: they never tire of reading about their characteristics, but they rarely get the opportunity to see their favourite creatures in person.
This book gives readers the possibility to explore the animal world as though its inhabitants were right in front of them, exactly as they are in reality, with their real dimensions. It will thus be possible, for instance, to compare fangs and tails and discover that it's not the lion that has the longest claws, but the sloth!
Young readers will be able to compare a cat's nose with that of its wilder and more dangerous cousin, the tiger. With these immediate comparisons children will finally be able get to know animals the ways they are in real life!
Celebrate the world of dinosaurs in this alphabet of exquisite pop-ups.
From the allosaurus to the zuniceratops, discover dinosaurs great and small in this prehistoric pop-up alphabet. Featuring a selection of popular, unusual and incredible dinosaurs, with illustrations from the award-winning Owen Davey, this is a stylish treasury perfect for any dinosaur fan.
Welcome to the museum that is always open to explore... Step inside the pages of this beautiful book to discover galleries of galactic matter, expertly curated to bring you the experience of a fascinating exhibition from the comfort of your own home. Planetarium features all aspects of space, from the Sun and our Solar System, to the lives of stars, the Milky Way and the Universe beyond.
Imagine yourself deep in the jungle, under the sea, in a land of ice and snow, on a farm, in the moonlit bush, on an African plain, in a prehistoric swamp. Then turn the page and find all the animals living there.
A book of imaginative adventure, with intricate illustrations from Australia's favourite picture book creator, Alison Lester.
In a land far away, where fairies, pixies and elves live deep in the woods, a baby girl is born. Her parents call her Mamie.
Mamie loves to sing and dance and paint with her magical woodland friends. Her days are like a fairy tale.
But when Mamie's family move to Australia, she misses green fields drenched with rain. The hot skies and dusty plains of her new home turn Mamie's world upside down. Will she ever find new fairy friends in this strange and beautiful land?
From the talented Tania McCartney comes an exquisite book that celebrates the life of renowned children's author and illustrator, May Gibbs.
A selection of five well-loved fairytales: Cinderella, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Jack and the Beanstalk, Little Red Riding Hood and The Princess and the Pea. Each tale is enchantingly retold with beautiful illustrations by Lorena Alvarez. A wonderful gift book to treasure.
Illustrations: Full colour throughout
Follow the journey of some very special rabbits in this gorgeous gift storybook edition of the new TV mini series of Watership Down.
First published in 1972, this classic animal story has been made into an animated television mini series by the BBC and Netflix. Beautifully re-imagined by script-writer Tom Bidwell (My Mad Fat Diary) as a four-part animated television event, and featuring stunning and evocative CG animation, this retelling of the classic story is perfect for a family audience. This beautiful gift picture storybook, with a text adapted from the TV scripts by award winning author Frank Cottrell-Boyce, is illustrated with full colour drawings and images from the TV animation.
Set in the English countryside, Watership Down tells the tale of a ragtag band of rabbits fleeing the destruction of their warren in search of safety and a new home. Their adventure is brought to life in this stunning gift picture storybook, which will be treasured by fans of the original novel, as well as new readers introduced to this epic tale by the television mini series.
Watership Down (c) Watership Down Television Limited 2018. Licensed by ITV Ventures.
O Bandit Queen! the bandits cried.
Little horror! Poison weed! We'll give you everything a queen could ever need . . .
The bandits give their queen treasure, tigers, mischief and mayhem. But sometimes a little girl needs something more . . .
A book about finding family in unexpected places, from the creators of Hortense and the Shadow.
When Zola moves into the neighbourhood, her new next-door neighbour is too shy to go over and introduce herself. Plus, Zola already has a friend to play with - an elephant! What we imagine is not always true, as the little girl discovers. Luckily, she also discovers that being brave can lead to new friendships - and even richer imaginary worlds - in this heart warming book about friendship, moving, and the power of imagination by New York Times best-selling author Randall de Seve and Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator Pamela Zagarenski.
It is not nothing to be the king of nothing and the formidable king of nothing presides with proper pride over his kingdom of which nothing is known except that he is the king. He parades through his kingdom, and he oversees his kingdom, and he sets out to defend his kingdom--especially when, one day, out of the blue, the last thing he would ever have expected or wanted shows up within its borders- something.
What to do?
The King of Nothing is a sly and witty and entertaining parable about personhood and power, about always getting your way and not always getting your way, and getting on anyway. It is a playful book of first philosophy and fundamental psychology for kids, brilliantly executed and illustrated by Guridi, a renowned Spanish artist and author for children.
A multicultural celebration!
Award winning illustrator Rafael Lopez brings new life with his adaptation of He's Got the Whole World in His Hands, saluting the lives of all young people and encouraging inclusive communities and the celebration of unity. Sheet music is included in the back of the books for piano, guitar and recorder for classroom, library and home sing-a-longs.
A tender and heart-warming new story from the world of The Storm Whale. Noi isn't at all sure about staying at Grandma's. Grandma boils seaweed for soup, and there's not much to do on the tiny island where she lives where the wind cuts in and the grass grows sideways . . .
But that's before Noi gets swept up in the dramatic rescue that will mark the beginning of their touching new friendship.
Meet the trailblazer and book lover who started the Shakespeare and Company bookstore in Paris, France, in this beautifully illustrated picture book that celebrates stories, reading, and the importance of sharing ideas.
Books are my treasures - the best that I've got.
Books are like rivers that flow through my head. Books are like roads, she just might have said.
Roads that connect my old self to my new. Unlocking our hearts to what's noble and true.
Told by the bookstore itself, Sylvia's Bookshop tells the story of the legendary Shakespeare and Company, its owner Sylvia Beach, and the many great writers who gathered there to meet, read, and remind us that books are more than the words on the page.
From French author-illustrator duo Richard Marnier and Aude Maurel comes a captivating picture book about creativity, diversity, and self-expression.
This is my town, simple and typical.
Each house has a door, two windows, a red roof -all so predictable But then one night... someone leaves on their light! And in the morning, what a shock! The shutters are sealed tight!
Who is that who lives next door? We've never seen anything like this before!
In a town where everyone follows the rules, one neighbor's decision to leave the light on at night completely disrupts the neighborhood, sparking a creative revolution. Vibrant, poetic, and fun, Who Left the Light On? playfully teaches the powerful lesson that diversity, creativity, and individuality should be celebrated.
An Leysen's breathtaking and magical retelling of the classic fairy tale of Hans Christian Andersen! Once upon a time, there was a woman who desperately wanted a child. One day, a good witch passed her house and gave her a flower seed. The woman planted the seed and took good care of it. Before long, two little eyes curiously stared at her between the petals. Inside the flower was a tiny girl! The woman named her Thumbelina. It soon became clear that Thumbelina was a very brave little girl.
In this magical picture book, An Leysen retells the classic fairy tale of Hans Christian Andersen. For children ages 5 and up and anyone who loves enchanting fairy tales.
Hidden in a remote place surrounded by high mountains, there lies a secret valley. There is an entrance, but you could pass by it a hundred times and still not see it...
It's autumn in the hidden valley and there's a sense of change in the air. Ticky is about to fly away to warmer places, and Yula is painting him a farewell gift. But when Yula draws, she loses all sense of the world around her... Welcome to Carles Porta's beautifully imagined world, where tiny onion-headed ballerinas dance among multicoloured autumn leaves, and new friends are found in the strangest ways.
Loving hands lift, carry, hold, and give in a tender meditation on the everlasting bond between a parent and a child. Hands wave hello, hands hold, hands heal. Hands say, I am here for you always. In simple, stirring rhymes, author Tony Johnston pens a timeless ode to parenthood. The small moments and quiet scenes that make up childhood - learning to clap, planting a garden, waving good-bye on the first day of school - fill the pages of this gentle tale, capturing the reassurance and love that parents hand their children every day. Warm illustrations by Amy June Bates show a young boy reaching for his mother's hand as he grows older and more independent... until, perhaps, he can be the one to offer love and support with hands that say, I am here for you always. An eloquent look at the passage of time and the power of connection and care, this book is a heartfelt gift for loved ones at any and all milestones in life.
Go on a musical adventure to the circus with an adorable dog Poppy. Kids will love the experience as Poppy meets new friends who introduce her to the sounds of musical instruments.
With 16 buttons to push and hear, children will be whisked to a different world while listening to the sounds of the different instruments and follow along with the story.
With colourful illustrations and a new sound to discover on each page, both kids and parents will be entertained and engaged for hours. Poppy and the Brass Band offers an opportunity to teach kids about classical music and the instruments in a brass band. Now that is truly unique!
Deep in the dewy forest sits an only, lonely panda bear. I wish I had a friend, Panda sighs, as playful sifakas and graceful flamingos dance around him. But who's that peeking through the bamboo? And can Panda work out how to be her friend?
With stunning illustrations from Jonny Lambert (Little Why, Tiger Tiger, The Great Aaa-Ooo), The Only Lonely Panda is a funny and uplifting celebration of friendship and individuality. Perfect for little ones who are learning to make friends at a new nursery or school!
When the old king dies, a Duke and Earl find themselves in competition for the Kingdom. Their vanity and greed sees them locked in a futile battle, which impacts the lives of the people who live in the Kingdom. But what do the people want? And will anyone listen? A moralistic tale about the dangers of vanity and power hungry leaders. Inspired by the Bayeux Tapestry, Emma Lewis' distinctive collage style lends a unique approach to this contemporary folktale.
'A quirky, totally original, visual poem to the child's innate celebration of all that is creative in the human heart.' - Dr Robyn Sheahan-Bright On Friday nights, all day Saturday and most of Sunday I stay with Na-na and Grumpy Yellow.
One Saturday, I got lost. Twice.
The first time, a big prawn found me.
The second time, I found my own way home.
Shortlisted for the 2007 CBCA Picture Book of the Year and the APA Best Designed Book of the Year Award.
With over a quarter of a million copies sold, this accessible, bestselling picture book phenomenon about the unbreakable connections between loved ones has healed a generation of readers - children and adults alike - and has been updated with new illustrations and an afterword from the author. Now available in paperback for the first time!
Parents, educators, therapists, and social workers alike have declared The Invisible String the perfect tool for coping with all kinds of separation anxiety, loss, and grief. In this relatable and reassuring contemporary classic, a mother tells her two children that they're all connected by an invisible string. That's impossible! the children insist, but still they want to know more: What kind of string? The answer is the simple truth that binds us all: An Invisible String made of love. Even though you can't see it with your eyes, you can feel it deep in your heart, and know that you are always connected to the ones you love. Does everybody have an Invisible String? How far does it reach? Does it ever go away? This heartwarming picture book for all ages explores questions about the intangible yet unbreakable connections between us, and opens up deeper conversations about love.
Recommended and adopted by parenting blogs, bereavement support groups, hospice centers, foster care and social service agencies, military library services, church groups, and educators, The Invisible String offers a very simple approach to overcoming loneliness, separation, or loss with an imaginative twist that children easily understand and embrace, and delivers a particularly compelling message in today's uncertain times. This special paperback edition includes includes vibrant new illustrations and an introduction from the author.
This book is a beautiful way to begin to try, as parents, to instill in children the impenetrable power of the heart, the energy of love, and the flow that can be felt from the grace in every moment. - Tony Robbins
A remarkable collaboration - that brings together giants of the picture book world - to create a funny, anarchic and utterly delightful picture book. A classic of the future.
Hilda Snibbs had three little monkeys. Their names were Tim and Sam and Lulu. They were very lively...
With five Step into Reading stories featuring some of the most beloved Little Golden Book characters of all time--from the classics The Poky Little Puppy, The Shy Little Kitten, Tawny Scrawny Lion, Scuffy, and Tootle--this collection of fun and engaging Step 1 readers will help children develop a lifelong love of reading.
Step 1 readers feature big type and easy words. Rhymes and rhythmic text paired with picture clues help children decode the story. For children who know the alphabet and are eager to begin reading.
Two seals are perched on a rock.
When others need shelter, do they share it? Room on Our Rock celebrates the truth that there are two sides to every story.
This clever picture book has one story that can be read two different ways. When read from front to back, the seals believe there is definitely no room on their rock for others. But when the book is read from back to front, the seals welcome others to shelter on their rock. A heartwarming story about sharing and compassion.
A hilarious picture book from the team behind The Frog Who Lost His Underpants.
Meet Yak and Gnu, two best friends who love to row and sing. Who will they meet on their journey down the river?
This funny rhyming tale is full of adventurous animals and boats galore.
Teach your baby to count with this delightful board book story about hibernating hedgehogs from the creator of Hairy Maclary and Friends.
It is winter, and the garden is full of sleeping hedgehogs.
All is peaceful now, but what will happen when they wake up in spring?
Meet Max - the mighty kitten and New York Times bestseller! Witty and heart-warming, stylish and beautifully illustrated, Max the Brave is now ready for a nighttime adventure.
This is Max. Max is very sleepy. It's way past Max's bedtime. Max has drunk his milk. Max has brushed his teeth. Max has cleaned behind his ears. Now Max just needs to say goodnight . . .
Max is tired and all ready for bed, but when he can't find the moon to say goodnight to, he sets out to find it. But that's not as easy as Max had hoped . . .
A brand new charming board book series, with beautiful and stylish paper-cut illustrations designed for Introducing first concepts. I Am focuses on baby's feelings and looks at the importance of the sibling relationship. Produced by award-winning illustrator Alice Melvin, these board books make the perfect christening or birthday gift. Perfect companion books to My Day and Me and You, which were published in March 2018.
All of Us tells the simple tale of a family coming together to celebrate a special birthday.
Turn the pages to match the farm animals and their noises in this beautiful, bright baby book.
Turn the pages of the brilliant book within a book to match the animals and their noises in this stylish, interactive board book. Bright colours and simple words introduce children to farm animals and their noises and the mix-and-match game makes learning fun. A perfect first book to share with your baby.
Let's make animal noises with Tiny Cat - the loveable feline from Viviane Schwarz's There Are Cats in This Book, There Are No Cats in this Book and Counting with Tiny Cat.
From the ever original and wonderfully playful Viviane Schwarz comes a laugh-out-loud, theatrical first animal board book for the very youngest of readers.
Tiny Cat is playing dressing-up! She rolls up in a rug to become a snake - hiss! And with booties on her paws, she's a horse - neigh! In fact, with oodles of imagination, Tiny Cat can be any animal she wants to be! But does Tiny Cat have what it takes to be a fearless lion? Find out in this inventive picture book with an abundance of visual humour!
Me and You uses opposites to explore the activities of a young child, from playtime in the park to cuddling up ready for bed. Beautifully produced by award-winning illustrator Alice Melvin, these board books make the perfect christening or birthday gift. Watch out for two further titles in this series publishing in Autumn 2018!
Darius Kellner speaks better Klingon than Farsi, and he knows more about Hobbit social cues than Persian ones. He?s a Fractional Persian-half, his mom?s side-and his first-ever trip to Iran is about to change his life.
Darius has never really fit in at home, and he?s sure things are going to be the same in Iran. His clinical depression doesn?t exactly help matters, and trying to explain his medication to his grandparents only makes things harder. Then Darius meets Sohrab, the boy next door, and everything changes. Soon, they?re spending their days together, playing soccer, eating faludeh, and talking for hours on a secret rooftop overlooking the city?s skyline. Sohrab calls him Darioush-the original Persian version of his name-and Darius has never felt more like himself than he does now that he?s Darioush to Sohrab.
Adib Khorram?s brilliant debut is for anyone who?s ever felt not good enough-then met a friend who makes them feel so much better than okay.
Felix Knutsson is nearly thirteen, lives with his mother and pet gerbil Horatio, and is brilliant at memorising facts and trivia. So far, pretty normal. But Felix and his mom Astrid have a secret- they are living in a van. Astrid promises it?s only for a while until she finds a new job, and begs Felix not to breathe a word about it. So when Felix starts at a new school, he does his very best to hide the fact that most of his clothes are in storage, he only showers weekly at the community centre, and that he doesn?t have enough to eat. When his friends Dylan and Winnie ask to visit, Felix always has an excuse.
But Felix has a plan to turn his and Astrid?s lives around- he?s going to go on his favourite game show Who, What, Where, When and win the cash prize. All he needs is a little luck and a lot of brain power . . .
Susin Nielsen deftly combines humor, heartbreak, and hope in this moving story about people who slip through the cracks in society, and about the power of friendship and community to make all the difference.
Dinosaurs are back, and on the loose! It's up to D-Bot Squad to catch them.
D-Bot Squad is written to get kids reading - and keep them reading. Combining un-put-downable content with success-oriented readability, D-Bot Squad will have even the most reluctant readers devouring all eight books.
The Amazing Adventures of Grover McBane, Rescue Dog brings together the five classic stories about this inspirational dog into one book for the first time:
- Grover Finds a Home (Shortlisted for the Readings Children's Book Prize 2017)
- Grover's New Friends
- Grover, Benji and Nanna Jean
- Grover, Stretch and the Broken Leg
- Grover and Squeak's Farm Adventure
The Grover McBane series proudly supports the work of the Sydney Dogs and Cats Home.