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Maybe

Morris Gleitzman

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1946. Europe is in ruins. Millions of people dream of finding happiness somewhere else.

Fourteen-year-old Felix is one of them. When he's offered a journey to somewhere far away, he seizes the opportunity. So does someone very dear to him, even though she wasn't actually invited.

They have high hopes for their new land, and their dramatic arrival there makes them want to stay. But before Felix and Anya can embrace the love and friendship of their new world, they must confront the murderous urge for revenge still alive in the old. Felix knows he hasn't faced anything like this before. He may not survive, but he's hoping he will. Maybe.
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The Book of Secrets (#1 Ateban Cypher)

The Book of Secrets (#1 Ateban Cypher)

A. L. Tait

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ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- Gabe was left as a foundling on the steps of a monastery, and has known no other life than the cloistered and disciplined institution. Nor does he have any great curiosity about the outer world, thinking his life will always be ordered and neat - until a dying man thrusts a mysterious manuscript into his hands with instructions to take it to Aidan and no-one else. Before he has time to blink, Gabe is swept up into a grand adventure, unable to return to the monastery, not knowing who to trust and on the run. Fortunately for him he falls into the hands of a notorious band of robbers - who happen to be girls with a mission of their own. A swift-paced adventure for readers 9-12. Lindy Jones

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What's the secret of the book, and why is it so valuable? These are the questions Gabe must answer when a dying man hands him a coded manuscript with one instruction: take it to Aidan. Gabe is hurled into a quest that takes him beyond his monastery home and into a world of danger, political intrigue and adventure. As he seeks to decipher the code and find a mystery man who may not even exist, Gabe learns that survival must be earned and that some of life's biggest lessons are not found in books. Gabe finds himself questioning everything he knows about right and wrong and wondering if he'll ever find a way back home. He also discovers that the biggest secret of all may be his own.
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WeirDo #9: Spooky Weird!

WeirDo #9: Spooky Weird!

Anh Do ,  Jules Faber

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Halloween's coming up, and Bella and Weir are busy working on their costumes. But everything will be turned upside-down when Weir Do finds out his family are moving away!
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Mr Bambuckle's Remarkables

Mr Bambuckle's Remarkables

Tim Harris

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He's the first teacher to cook us breakfast.Is his spark-maker beetle really that dangerous?I heard he drank yak's milk in Mongolia.He's the only person who isn't afraid of Canteen Carol.My mum says he used to be in the circus.The class in room 12B has a new teacher, and nothing is ever going to be the same...
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The Explorer

The Explorer

Katherine Rundell ,  Hannah Horn

$16.99
From his seat in the tiny aeroplane, Fred watches as the mysteries of the Amazon jungle pass by below him. He has always dreamed of becoming an explorer, of making history and of reading his name amongst the lists of great discoveries. If only he could land and look about him. As the plane crashes into the canopy, Fred is suddenly left without a choice. He and the three other children may be alive, but the jungle is a vast, untamed place. With no hope of rescue, the chance of getting home feels impossibly small. Except, it seems, someone has been there before them ...
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Greek Myths: Three Heroic Tales

Greek Myths: Three Heroic Tales

Hugh Lupton ,  Daniel Morden ,  Carole Henaff

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Master storytellers Hugh Lupton and Daniel Morden bring three of the most famous myths of the ancient Greek world to life. Vividly illustrated by award-winning French illustrator Carole Henaff, Greek Myths is a captivating introduction to the stories of Demeter and Persephone, Theseus and the Minotaur, and Orpheus and Eurydice.
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The Children of Willesden Lane: A True Story of Hope and Survival During World War II

The Children of Willesden Lane: A True Story of Hope and Survival During World War II

Mona Golabek ,  Lee Cohen

$16.99
Jewish musical prodigy Lisa Jura has a wonderful life in Vienna. But when the Nazis start closing in on the city, life changes irreversibly. Although he has three daughters, Lisa's father is only able to secure one place on the Kindertransport. The family sends Lisa to London so that she may pursue her dreams of a career as a concert pianist. Separated from her beloved family, Lisa bravely endures the trip and a disastrous posting outside London before finding her way to the Willesden Lane Orphanage. Here, her music inspires the other children, and they, in turn, cheer her on in her efforts to make good on her promise to her family to realise her musical potential. Through hard work and sheer pluck, Lisa wins a scholarship to study piano at the Royal Academy. As she supports herself and studies, she makes a new life for herself and dreams of reconnecting with the family she was forced to leave behind. Based on the true story of her mother, Mona Golabek describes the inspirational story of fourteen-year-old Lisa Jura Golabek's escape from Nazi-controlled Austria to England on the famed Kindertransport.
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Women Who Dared: 52 Fearless Daredevils, Adventurers, and Rebels

Women Who Dared: 52 Fearless Daredevils, Adventurers, and Rebels

Linda Skeers ,  Livi Gosling

$24.99
Age range 8 to 14Women have been doing amazing, daring, and dangerous things for years, but they're rarely mentioned in our history books as adventurers, daredevils, or rebels. This new compilation of short biographies features women throughout history who have risked their lives for adventure-many of whom you may not know, but all of whom you SHOULD know, such as:* Annie Edson Taylor, the first person who dared to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel* Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman who dared to fly in space* Helen Gibson, the first woman who dared to be a professional stunt person* And many more!
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A Bag and a Bird

A Bag and a Bird

Pamela Allen

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ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- A new book from Pamela Allen is always going to be a treat, and this one is darling! A little boy and his mother pack a lunch, set out from Kirribilli to walk across the Bridge and go to the Botanic Gardens for the day. When they are there, they see an ibis caught up in a plastic bag, and with a lot of help, set it free. This is reminiscent of the well-loved Alexander's Outing and is a joyful portrait of the city with a quiet environmental message conveyed in simple rhythmic text and clean-lined illustrations - a book that will be enjoyed by resident and tourist alike! Lindy Jones

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This is a story of a plastic bag and a bird - a cautionary tale about taking care of our environment as well as being a wonderful showcase of some of the famous sights of Sydney.'One day, a long time ago when I lived in Kirribilli, Sydney, I packed a lunch and set out to walk to the Botanic Gardens... I crossed the harbour bridge then climbed down to Circular Quay. I walked beside the sea wall, past the Opera House until I reached the Botanic Gardens.And this is what I saw.'
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Pig the Star (#5 Pig the Pug)

Pig the Star (#5 Pig the Pug)

Aaron Blabey

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Pig just LOVES attention.

In fact, he's a great, bit SHOW-OFF.

But when ANOTHER star appears at the photo shoot, Pig doesn't like it.

No, Pig doesn't like it at ALL...
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Oi Cat!

Oi Cat!

Kes Gray ,  Jim Field

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The next hilarious rhyming picture book from award-winning Kes Gray and Roald Dahl Funny Prize winner Jim Field, creators of the bestselling Oi Frog! and Oi Dog!

According to Frog...

Cats sit on gnats

Dogs sit on logs

Raccoons sit on macaroons

Armadillos sit on pillows and

Chicks sit on bricks

But wait! Cat doesn't like sitting on gnats, they keep biting his bottom!

Will Frog and Dog help him change the rules?
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Great Rabbit Chase

Great Rabbit Chase

Freya Blackwood

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Gumboots is a beautiful pet rabbit, but he likes to escape. A story that celebrates what it means to live in a community and a reminder that life is full of surprises.
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Once Upon a Small Rhinoceros

Once Upon a Small Rhinoceros

Meg McKinlay ,  Leila Rudge

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ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- Once, there was a small rhinoceros who wanted to see the big world. And although the other rhinos told her how she had a good life already with everything a rhino could need, still she listened to her own heart and built a boat. Despite all of the others' doubts, she sails away and sees more than she ever dreamed, until she returns home to share her tales: and perhaps kindle the spirit of enquiry in an even smaller rhinoceros. With gentle and happy illustrations in coloured pencil and watercolour by Leila Rudge, this is a sweet encouragement to step outside the everyday and discover the world for yourself. Ages 3-5 Lindy Jones

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“Don’t you wish,” said the small rhinoceros, “that you could see the world?” And so begins this delightful picture book by award-winning creators Meg McKinlay and Leila Rudge. Once, there was a small rhinoceros who wanted to see the big world. So she built a boat. And sailed away... From the duo behind award-winning picture book No Bears comes a simple yet inspirational tale about challenging the norm, pushing boundaries and being true to oneself.
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Why Can't I be a Dinosaur?

Why Can't I be a Dinosaur?

Kylie Westaway ,  Tom Jellett

$24.99
Today. Is. Dinosaur. Day! I roared. Today is Aunt Daisy's wedding, said Mum. And Nellie, you're the flower girl, remember? But I can't be a flower girl today, I said. I'm a dinosaur. Mum, Dad and baby Riley are all busy getting ready for Aunt Daisy's wedding and no one has time to listen to Nellie. But Nellie can't wear her flower girl dress today. Today, she's a dinosaur.Luckily Nellie might just have a brilliant idea ... Why Can't I be a Dinosaur? is a warm family story about determination and ingenuity - and a wedding with a difference.
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What's Up Top?

What's Up Top?

Marc Martin

$24.99
What's at the top of the ladder? Is it a hat? Is it a cat? Is it a snail on a whale?Simple, playful and absurdist, this new picture book by Marc Martin is about imagination and creativity. Reminiscent of Press Here by Herve Tullet, Dr Seuss and I Want my Hat Back by Jon Glasson.
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I Dare You

I Dare You

Reece Wykes

$24.99
Two bored gorillas decide to play a game of dares. Eating dares. Who will end up the big-bellied winner, and who the sore-bellied loser? This dry, funny picture book debut is pitch perfect for children who love outsmarting their friends.
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I Can't Sleep

I Can't Sleep

Stephanie Blake

$15.99
Simon's little brother can't sleep without his special blanket. Simon usually just tells Casper what to do. But he is going to have to be very, very brave to solve this problem.
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We Found a Hat

We Found a Hat

Jon Klassen ,  Jon Klassen

$16.99
Picture-book lovers will delight in We Found a Hat ... it's short on words but long on meaning GuardianHold on to your hats! From the Kate Greenaway-winning creator of I Want My Hat Back and This Is Not My Hat comes the much-anticipated conclusion to the celebrated hat trilogy. Two turtles have found a hat. The hat looks good on both of them. But there are two turtles. And there is only one hat... Evoking hilarity and sympathy, the shifting eyes tell the tale in this perfectly paced story in three parts, highlighting Jon Klassen's visual comedy, deceptive simplicity and deliciously deadpan humour.
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ABC Pop-Up

ABC Pop-Up

Courtney Watson McCarthy

$29.99
A is for Apple, springing up to attention. B is for Book, its pages flapping. F is for Flower, of course, but is that G tucked away in the grass? Hugely enjoyable from the first glance, this small-scale, 3-D look at everyday objects offers many hidden pleasures, such as when adjacent alphabet letters share a spread in unexpected ways - a Letter in a Mailbox, a Pillow on a Quilt, twisty Roots under a Swing on a Tree. Simple and stylish, ABC Pop-Up is an elegant choice for anyone who appreciates artful design, as well as the perfect alphabet learning tool for little hands.
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STAGS

STAGS

M. A. Bennett

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ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- Greer has had the choice while her father is on an extended filming job to stay with her rather dull aunt or to take a place at St Aidans the Great boarding school. She's smart so it seems a good idea to go to the school, with its extensive educational programmes. However, it caters for an entirely different class of people, and she soon finds herself friendless and struggling amongst the privileged set.

But then she gets an invitation from the golden boy Henry de Warlencourt, embossed with the words: Huntin' Shootin' Fishin.' Thinking this is her entrée into the school's hierarchy, led on by Henry to think she is specially chosen, she accepts. It doesn't take long for her to realise that she and two others (also misfits in the school - the nouveau riche daughter of a tech king and the son of an Indian principality) are especially chosen, and that the hunting, shooting and fishing is for entirely different quarry than the animals on the isolated estate...

A gripping, sometimes genuinely terrifying, novel - one that was hard to put down! Ages 14+ Lindy Jones

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It is the autumn term and Greer MacDonald is struggling to settle into the sixth form at the exclusive St. Aidan the Great boarding school, known to its privileged pupils as S.T.A.G.S. Just when she despairs of making friends Greer receives a mysterious invitation with three words embossed upon on it: huntin' shootin' fishin'. When Greer learns that the invitation is to spend the half term weekend at the country manor of Henry de Warlencourt, the most popular and wealthy boy at S.T.A.G.S., she is as surprised as she is flattered.But when Greer joins the other chosen few at the ancient and sprawling Longcross Hall, she realises that Henry's parents are not at home; the only adults present are a cohort of eerily compliant servants. The students are at the mercy of their capricious host, and, over the next three days, as the three bloodsports - hunting, shooting and fishing - become increasingly dark and twisted, Greer comes to the horrifying realisation that those being hunted are not wild game, but the very misfits Henry has brought with him from school...
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Genuine Fraud

Genuine Fraud

E. Lockhart

$19.99
Imogen is an heiress, a runaway, and a cheat.Jule is a fighter, a chameleon, and a liar.Imogen is done pretending to be perfect, and Jule refuses to go back to the person she once was. Somewhere between the mansions of Martha's Vineyard and the shores of Cabo San Lucas, their intense friendship takes a dark turn.A masterful thriller from the author of the unforgettable We Were Liars.
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Take Three Girls

Take Three Girls

Cath Crowley ,  Fiona Wood ,  Simmone Howell (AUTHOR)

$18.99
Kate, a quiet boarder, making some risky choices to pursue the experimental music she loves. Clem, shrugging off her old swim-team persona, exploring her first sexual relationship, and trying to keep her annoying twin, Iris, at arm's length. Ady, grappling with a chaotic family, and wondering who her real friends are; she's not the confident A-lister she appears to be. When St Hilda's establishes a Year 10 Wellness Program in response to the era of cyber-bullying, the three girls are thrown together and an unlikely friendship is sparked. One thing they have in common: each is targeted by PSST, a site devoted to gossip and slander that must have a source within St Hilda's. Who can you trust when rumour is the new truth?
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A Semi-definitive List of Worst Nightmares

A Semi-definitive List of Worst Nightmares

Krystal Sutherland

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ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- Esther's family has been cursed, ever since her grandfather met Death's apprentice in Vietnam, and actually escaped the fate that was meant to be his. Each member has a great fear, and it will be the thing that kills them - her father is agoraphobic, her mother an addicted gambler who fears bad luck, and her twin brother can't abide the dark. When Esther is conned by Jonah, a former friend, and he makes off with her list of things she could potentially be killed by, it starts a strange and beautiful friendship. Jonah is determined to help Esther surmount her fears, and challenges her to confront them - filming them as they go through the list. Unbeknownst to her, she is becoming a social media star… A likable and imaginative young adult novel, with interesting characters (including Death, who has a world-weary line of snappy but almost-compassionate rejoinders) and the stirrings of first love. Lindy Jones

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Ever since Esther Solar's grandfather was cursed by Death, everyone in her family has been doomed to suffer one great fear in their lifetime. Esther's father is agoraphobic and hasn't left the basement in six years, her twin brother can't be in the dark without a light on, and her mother is terrified of bad luck.

The Solars are consumed by their fears and, according to the legend of the curse, destined to die from them.

Esther doesn't know what her great fear is yet (nor does she want to), a feat achieved by avoiding pretty much everything. Elevators, small spaces and crowds are all off-limits. So are haircuts, spiders, dolls, mirrors and three dozen other phobias she keeps a record of in her semi-definitive list of worst nightmares.

Then Esther is pickpocketed by Jonah Smallwood, an old elementary school classmate. Along with her phone, money and a fruit roll-up she'd been saving, Jonah also steals her list of fears. Despite the theft, Esther and Jonah become friends, and he sets a challenge for them- in an effort to break the curse that has crippled her family, they will meet every Sunday of senior year to work their way through the list, facing one terrifying fear at a time, including one that Esther hadn't counted on - love.
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Wilder Country

Wilder Country

Mark Smith

$19.99
Finn, Kas and Willow have survived the winter of storms. Severe winds and cold have kept the Wilders at bay. Now that spring has come, everything has changed. They're being hunted again, and they won't be safe while Ramage wants their blood. But Finn and Kas made a promise to Rose - to find her baby and bring her back. And finding Hope means finding RamageaWilder Country is the exciting, action-packed sequel to Mark Smith's highly acclaimed The Road to Winter.
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Beautiful Mess

Beautiful Mess

Claire Christian

$19.99
Since Ava lost Kelly, things haven't been going so well. Even before she gets thrown out of school for shouting at the principal, there's the simmering rage and all the weird destructive choices. The only thing going right for Ava is her job at Magic Kebab.Which is where she meets Gideon. Skinny, shy, anxious Gideon. A mad poet and collector of vinyl records with an aversion to social media. He lives in his head. She lives in her grief. The only people who can help them move on with their lives are each other.
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The Kids' Book of Crosswords 2

The Kids' Book of Crosswords 2

Gareth Moore ,  Sarah Horne

$7.99
With over 150 puzzles to complete, this addictive, fun and conveniently compact book of crosswords will provide hours of entertainment. From bestselling brain-training and puzzle book author Gareth Moore, The Kids' Book of Crosswords 2 will test word power and keep boredom at bay. It is part of a colour-coded set of crosswords and wordsearches, bound to keep kids occupied for hours at a time.
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The Kids' Book of Wordsearches 2

The Kids' Book of Wordsearches 2

Gareth Moore ,  Sarah Horne

$7.99
Kids can pit their wits against over 150 wordsearches in this brilliant little book from bestselling brain-training and puzzle book author, Gareth Moore. Portable, addictive and satisfying, The Kids' Book of Wordsearches 2 will provide children with hours of fun and help develop their vocabularies. This book is part of a colour-coded set of crosswords and wordsearches, bound to keep kids occupied for hours at a time.
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The Kids' Book of Wordsearches 1

The Kids' Book of Wordsearches 1

Gareth Moore

$7.99
Kids can pit their wits against over 150 wordsearches in this brilliant little book from bestselling brain-training and puzzle book author, Gareth Moore. Portable, additive and satisfying, The Kids' Book of Wordsearches 1 will provide children with hours of fun and help develop their vocabularies. It is a reprint of The Kids' Book of Wordsearches (2011). Repackaged with a new cover design, it makes up a set of four colour-coded crossword and wordsearch books.
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The Kids' Book of Crosswords 1

The Kids' Book of Crosswords 1

Gareth Moore

$7.99
With over 150 puzzles to complete, this addictive, fun and conveniently compact book of crosswords will provide hours of entertainment.From bestselling brain-training and puzzle book author Gareth Moore, The Kids' Book of Crosswords 1 will test word power and keep boredom at bay. The Kids' Book of Crosswords 1 is a reprint of The Kids' Book of Crosswords (2011). Repackaged with a new cover design, it makes up a set of four colour-coded crossword and wordsearch books.
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The Kids' Book of Mazes 1

The Kids' Book of Mazes 1

Gareth Moore

$7.99
Kids of all ages will love to lose themselves in this bumper book of mazes. With hundreds of twists and turns, the a-mazing mazes get increasingly tricky, from simple, square mazes to brain-boggling 'bridge' labyrinths across four levels of difficulty. This pocket-sized book is the perfect travel companion and is sure to delight kids and adults alike. Featuring a stylish new cover design, this title will be part of the Buster Puzzle Books series.
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The Kids' Book of Sudoku 1

The Kids' Book of Sudoku 1

Alastair Chisholm

$7.99
The perfect book for ace puzzlers and kids who like a challenge, The Kids' Book of Sudoku 1 helps to develop mental arithmetic and logic skills.With a simple tutorial filled with invaluable tips and tricks, and puzzles that range in difficulty, this book is perfect for anyone from complete beginners to the ultimate sudoku-solvers. Featuring a stylish new cover design, this title will be part of the Buster Puzzle Books series.
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Kids in the Kitchen: More Than 50 Fun and Easy Recipes to Suit Your Child's Age and Ability

Kids in the Kitchen: More Than 50 Fun and Easy Recipes to Suit Your Child's Age and Ability

Amanda Grant

$29.99
Let your kids make their own food with 50 fun recipes that will not only encourage future healthy eating habits but also develop motor skills, cognitive development and self-confidence plus you won't have to cook!Children's reading books, toys and games are often targeted at specific age groups, and this new book by Amanda Grant teaches core cooking skills designed for children aged 3-5 years, 5-7 years and 7-11 years. Each skill is presented at the stage when a child's development, self-confidence and independence are ready. With plenty of step-by-step photographs for children to follow and easy, tasty and fun recipes that they will love to learn, this is an invaluable book for parents to help teach their kids practical kitchen skills that will remain useful throughout life. As well as explaining hygiene and kitchen safety, there are more than 50 recipes specially suited to particular age groups.
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First Colouring Book Dinosaurs

First Colouring Book Dinosaurs

Sam Taplin ,  Maria Pearson

$9.99
This exciting activity book is full of amazing dinosaurs to colour, from friendly sauropods to a family of Triceratops and a fearsome Tyrannosaurus Rex. The backgrounds are already coloured in, so little children can focus on the exciting parts.
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Iggy Peck's Big Project Book for Amazing Architects

Iggy Peck's Big Project Book for Amazing Architects

Andrea Beaty ,  David Roberts

$19.99
Creativity meets curiosity and critical thinking in this project book from the #1 New York Times bestselling team behind Iggy Peck, Architect, Rosie Revere, Engineer, and Ada Twist, Scientist. Iggy Peck takes readers through more than 40 exciting STEM and design projects and activities, from drafting and doodling to building and blueprints. Aspiring architects and young dreamers of all kinds will get a sense of the unique mix of science, technology, and art skills used to create lasting structures. Packed with the same quirky humour and gorgeous illustration that made Iggy Peck, Architect a hit, the project book will appeal to fans who are craving more from Miss Greer's clever class.
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Can You Find Me?

Can You Find Me?

Winch,Gordon ,  Shirvington, Patrick

$24.99
Search for an echidna, a powerful owl, a frog and many more animals hidden on every page. Pat Shirvingtons striking illustrations hide each one of the animals just enough for the guessing to begin.
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Lullaby and Goodnight + CD

Lullaby and Goodnight + CD

P. Crumble ,  Kim Dale

$19.99
Lullaby and goodnight Youre my sweetness, my light Youll always be in my heart So well never be apart. As the sun sets over the Australian bush, the baby animals are getting ready for sleep. Join the kookaburras, koalas, emus, wombats, and many more Australian animals, as they drift off to their favourite lullaby, safe and warm in bed. You can sing along too with the beautiful new song recorded by Miranda Tapsell, based on the classic lullaby.
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Gobbolino the Witch's Cat

Gobbolino the Witch's Cat

Ursula Moray Williams ,  Catherine Rayner

$24.99
No one could mistake Gobbolino for a simple kitchen cat, with his sparky whiskers and magic tricks, but that's just what the witch's kitten wants to be. Instead of learning how to turn mice into toads for the witch's brew, Gobbolino sets out on an adventure to find a family and a home of his own. Reissued for its seventy-fifth anniversary with illustrations by the award-winning Catherine Rayner, this classic tale has been loved by generations of children.
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If Blood Should Stain the Wattle

If Blood Should Stain the Wattle

Jackie French

$19.99
It's 1972, and across Australia the catchcry is `It's time'. Time for old folk, time for young folk, time for a new, idealistic Labor government. In Gibber's Creek, it's time for Jed Kelly to choose between past love, Nicholas, the local Labor member, and Sam from the Halfway to Eternity commune. And for Scarlett O'Hara, it's time to dream that one day she becomes a doctor - despite being in a wheelchair. It's also time for matriarch Matilda Thompson to reflect on the life that took her from the slums of Grinder's Alley to the events that began a nation at a billabong in 1894. The 1970s was a time of extraordinary ideals of a better world, but as the ideals drifted from disaster to the Dismissal there were deep conflicts about what that better world might be. Jackie French, author of the bestselling To Love a Sunburnt Country, has woven her own experience of that period into an unforgettable story of a small rural community and a nation swept into the social and political tumult of the early 1970s.
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The Curse in the Candlelight

The Curse in the Candlelight

Sophie Cleverly

$15.99
There's a new girl at Rookwood School, and new mystery for Scarlet and Ivy to solve. It's a brand-new term for Scarlet and Ivy, and the girls are intrigued by a fascinating new girl, Ebony. She's as enchanting as she is mysterious, and she's began to gather quite the following - in fact, most of the younger girls appear to be under her spell. But rumours swirl like ghosts around Ebony, and not all of them are nice. And when a prank on All Hallow's Eve goes horribly wrong, it's Ebony who gets the blame. Ivy and Scarlet aren't so sure. There might be more to Ebony than meets the eye, but surely she's not dangerous? But if it's not Ebony, then who or what is to blame?
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Toto: The Dog-Gone Amazing Story of the Wizard of Oz

Toto: The Dog-Gone Amazing Story of the Wizard of Oz

Michael Morpurgo ,  Emma Chichester Clark

$19.99
"I was there," Papa Toto said, and those magic words sent shivers down my spine. It was going to be the Wizard story. "Dorothy and me were both there."
We were all silent, snuggled up together, waiting, waiting.
Then Papa Toto began...

When a twister descends on their Kansas farm, Toto and his owner Dorothy hide in the house – only to be plucked into the air and whisked away!

Coming down with a crash in the mysterious land of Oz, the pair meet a series of extraordinary characters: a scarecrow who believes he has no brains, a tin man without a heart, and a cowardly lion who may not be as cowardly as he thinks he is.

But Toto and Dorothy are desperate to return home – after all, home is home, and home is best! So they set off with their new friends on a journey down the yellow brick road to find the only person who might be able to help them: the Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

But what they find might surprise them. And on the way, all of them will learn that what they think they are missing might have been there, all along...

Beautifully illustrated throughout, this is an unforgettable telling of a classic story, and a must for every bookshelf.
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The Boy With One Name

The Boy With One Name

J. R. Wallis

$17.99
Twelve-year-old Jones is an orphan, training as an apprentice hunter alongside his mentor, Maitland, tackling ogres, trolls and all manner of creatures that live in the Badlands - a hidden part of our own world, and which most people think exist only in fairytales and nightmares. But all Jones secretly wants to be is an ordinary boy and to leave the magical world forever... When an ogre hunt goes wrong and Maitland is killed, Jones finally has a chance to find out where he came from. But the truth he uncovers isn't what he's expecting and it seems that if Jones is going to make his dream come true he'll have to defeat a creature not even Maitland had dared take on and he won't be able to do it alone... He's going to need help from Ruby, the first girl he's ever met. She's outspoken, fearless and determined to prove she's as good as any boy, and unlike Jones, being ordinary is the last thing on her mind. Ruby's desperate to find her place in the world and thinks the Badlands could be it. So, working together isn't going to be straightforward. In fact, it could be downright dangerous. But who said getting what you want is supposed to easy, even if it is just wanting to be ordinary?
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The Skeleton Coast (#3 Sunfish)

The Skeleton Coast (#3 Sunfish)

Mardi McConnochie

$14.99
Annalie and Will's father, Spinner, is still on the run from the Admiralty. With their friends, Essie and Pod, and the talking parrot, Graham, their journey has taken them through dangerous waters, ferocious storms and marooned on abandoned islands. They've come heartbreakingly close to Spinner, only to be driven apart once again by their old nemesis, Beckett. While the Sunfishcrew loses precious days to yet another pirate attack, Spinner is fleeing south, to the mysterious land of Sundia.Now, the terrifying emptiness of the Outer Ocean lies between the Sunfish and Spinner. Even if they manage to cross it-with Beckett still hot on their tail-Sundia is a land forbidden to all outsiders. What awaits them beyond Sundia's Skeleton Coast-the greatest danger they have yet faced, or answers and journey's end at last?The thrilling conclusion to the Quest of the Sunfish series.
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Ava's Big Move (#1 Surf Riders)

Ava's Big Move (#1 Surf Riders)

Mary van Reyk

$12.99
Join the girls as they take on the world, one wave at a time! Meet five very different girls with one thing in common: they've caught the surfing bug! Ava has grown up in a big city. But everything changes when her parents decide on a sea change - they're moving to the small town of Beachcrest to open a cafe. Ava will be starting high school that year, and now she has to say goodbye to her life in the city. Her new school is very different and Ava misses her friends. When she hears that surfing is going to be offered as a sport for the first time, Ava uses her snowboard skills to give it a try. Not everyone thinks she can become a surfer but Ava is determined to prove them wrong, and she's making new friends along the way! Ava, Alex, Bronte, Janani and Molly form the Surf Riders Club to help each other practise, but it quickly becomes much more than that. Whether it's learning how to get barrelled, problem parents or annoying boys, the Surf Riders Club are there for each other, no matter what. Officially endorsed by Surfing Australia.
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The Gallery

The Gallery

Laura Marx Fitzgerald

$12.99
It's 1929, and twelve-year-old Martha's troublemaking ways have gotten her kicked out of school. She has no choice but to join her mother and work in the kitchen for the wealthy Sewell family. Everyone says that heiress Rose Sewell is crazy, and Martha agrees - until she realises that Rose, an eccentric who refuses to leave her room, may be trying to communicate with the outside world through the paintings she sends down to the main floor of the house. If Martha's right, then Rose isn't a hermit - she's being kept prisoner in her own home. But by whom...and why? In a household filled with secrets, the answers are not always clear, and no one is quite who they say. It's up to Martha to figure out the truth in order to save Rose, her family - and herself.
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Roller Girl

Roller Girl

Victoria Jamieson

$16.99
Astrid has always done everything with her best friend Nicole. So when Astrid falls in love with roller derby and signs up for a summer camp, she's sure Nicole will be right by her side - until Nicole signs up for ballet camp instead, with Astrid's biggest rival. So begins the hardest summer of Astrid's life, as she struggles to stay on her skates, to learn who she is without Nicole . . . and to find out what it takes to be a strong, tough, awesome roller girl.
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The Mona Lisa Mystery

The Mona Lisa Mystery

Pat Hutchins ,  Laurence Hutchins

$14.99
Class 3 of Hampstead Primary School are off on a school trip to Paris! Morgan is the first to spot the bearded man in the black Citroen car, cruising behind their school bus, and feels sure he is following them. The plot thickens when a second mysterious bearded man appears on the ferry boat, Soon Class 3 find themselves entangled with a group of art thieves intent upon stealing the Mona Lisa...!
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Alice-Miranda in Hollywood

Alice-Miranda in Hollywood

Jacqueline Harvey

$16.99
Lights, camera, action! Yeehaw!Alice-Miranda and her friends are off to Hollywood to take part in Lawrence Ridley's new movie. It's a western with a twist, and they'll be shooting some scenes on location at the picturesque Grand Canyon. Everyone's excited to get a sneak peek of the glitz and glamour of show business - especially Caprice!On set, however, there is high drama with tears and tantrums, romance and a string of suspicious mishaps. Is there a villain lurking behind the scenes, or could the rumours of a curse be true? Alice-Miranda is determined to get to the bottom of the mystery before tensions explode.
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Clover Moon

Clover Moon

Jacqueline Wilson ,  Nick Sharratt

$16.99
Clover Moon's imagination is her best escape from a life of hardship in poverty-stricken Victorian London. When tragedy plunges her into a world of grief, Clover realizes that everything she loved about the place she called home is gone. Clover hears of a place she could run to, but where will she find the courage - and the chance - to break free? And could leaving her family be just what she needs to find a place that really feels like home?Introducing the brilliant and brave new heroine from the wonderful world of the bestselling and award-winning Jacqueline Wilson.
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The Matilda Effect

The Matilda Effect

Ellie Irving ,  Matthew Jones

$16.99
Matilda loves science and inventing. Her heroes are Marie Curie, Leonardo da Vinci and Thomas Edison, and one day she wants to be a famous inventor herself. So when she doesn't win the school science fair, she's devastated - especially as the judges didn't believe she'd come up with her entry on her own. Because she's a girl.When Matilda shares her woes with her Grandma Joss, she's astonished to learn her grandma was once a scientist herself - an astrophysicist, who discovered her very own planet. Trouble is, Grandma Joss was also overlooked - her boss, Professor Smocks, stole her discovery for himself. And he's about to be presented with a Nobel Prize.Matilda concocts a plan. They'll crash the award ceremony and tell everyone the truth! So begins a race against time - and against Matilda's strict mum and dad! - on a journey through Paris, Hamburg and Stockholm, and on which they encounter a famous film star, a circus, and a wanted diamond thief...
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Terrortide (#6 Seven Signs)

Terrortide (#6 Seven Signs)

Michael Adams

$14.99
Trapped in a cargo plane. High over the jungle. The DARE winners have no choice. They must jump! If they can get off the plane alive, and survive an attack by the remnants of Marco Bravo's army, the DARE winners will have to confront Felix Scott with all the evidence they have that he is The Signmaker. What will their enemy do if he's backed into a corner? From Bogota, Colombia, to Sydney, Australia, the DARE winners have to risk everything to get to the truth and stop The Signmaker's plan for world destruction-before time is up. But it's not just the clock that's against them. The tide is turning and they're about to face their most deadly challenge yet. If you could be a hero, would you DARE? Seven Signs. Two days left to save the world.
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The Vanishing (#1 48 Hours)

The Vanishing (#1 48 Hours)

Gabrielle Lord

$14.99
One kidnapping. One cold case. Two amateur investigators. Only 48 hours to solve the crime ...Jazz's best friend Anika has been kidnapped! She can't call the cops, so Jazz forges a shaky truce with her brilliant nemesis, Phoenix, to help her investigate. Together, they uncover clues and crime scene evidence. Sneaking into a forensic lab, they test DNA, fingerprints and more, to piece the clues together. The results are shocking. Could it really lead to a twenty-year-old murder case? In a race against time, Jazz and Phoenix only have 48 HOURS to collect the evidence, profile the kidnapper and find their schoolmate's location, or Anika will die. The clock is ticking ...
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The Ice Sea Pirates

The Ice Sea Pirates

Frida Nilsson

$19.99
Ten-year-old Siri sets out to rescue her little sister from a notorious pirate rumored to enslave children in a diamond mine. This is a classic children's adventure and a story of sisterhood, friendship, and courage.
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Figgy Takes the City

Figgy Takes the City

Tamsin Janu

$16.99
Both Nana and Figgy receive scholarships to attend the Hope College in Ghana's big city, Accra. Figgy and Nana will have to leave behind the village and family they love, meet lots of new people and learn new things. Figgy does not want to go, but Grandma Ama says she must. But Nana begins acting strange and he will not tell Figgy what he is doing when he disappears from school on the weekends. When Figgy follows him one day, to a place that is scary and sad, she must convince him that he will always be a part of her family, no matter where he comes from. And she learns that sometimes change is not so bad-especially if you have somewhere and someone to go home to.
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The Goldfish Boy

The Goldfish Boy

Lisa Thompson

$15.99
A story about finding friendship when you're lonely - and hope when all you feel is fear. Twelve-year-old Matthew is trapped in his bedroom by crippling OCD, spending most of his time staring out of his window as the inhabitants of Chestnut Close go about their business. Until the day he is the last person to see his next door neighbour's toddler, Teddy, before he goes missing. Matthew must turn detective and unravel the mystery of Teddy's disappearance - with the help of a brilliant cast of supporting characters. Page-turning, heartbreaking, but ultimately life-affirming, this story is perfect for fans of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time and Wonder. It is a book that will make you laugh and cry.
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The Adventures of Dog Man: A Tale of Two Kitties

The Adventures of Dog Man: A Tale of Two Kitties

Dav Pilkey

$15.99
He was the best of dogs... He was the worst of dogs... It was the age of invention... It was the season of surprise... It was the eve of supa sadness... It was the dawn of hope... Dog Man, the newest hero from the creator of Captain Underpants, hasn't always been a paws-itive addition to the police force. While he can muzzle miscreants, he tends to leave a slick of slobber in his wake! This time, Petey the cat's dragged in a tiny bit of trouble-a double in the form of a super-cute kitten. Dog Man will have to work twice as hard to bust these furballs and remain top dog!
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Geronimo Stilton: #66 Operation: Secret Recipe

Geronimo Stilton: #66 Operation: Secret Recipe

Stilton,Geronimo

$12.99
My family and I traveled to Milan, Italy, for a special event: the unveiling of the precious ancient parchment containing the secret, original recipe for panettone, a traditional sweet holiday bread. But right before the big moment, the recipe was stolen! And the thief was masquerading as... me! Could I catch the thief and clear my name?
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The Iron Tomb (#1 Pyramid Hunters)

The Iron Tomb (#1 Pyramid Hunters)

Peter Vegas

$12.99
Join Sam Force on a fast-paced adventure through Egypt that's part National Treasure and part Indiana Jones with the start to a brand-new series packed with puzzles and clues for readers to figure out along the way! When Sam Force goes to Egypt to spend the summer with his uncle Jasper, he's ready for the usual vacation filled with museums and lessons about the pharaohs and ancient gods. Instead, Sam arrives at the airport and learns that his uncle is missing and wanted by the police. After narrowly escaping his own arrest, Sam sets off to find his uncle using the series of clues that Jasper left behind. But a group of mysterious men are hot on his trail, and Sam knows they're willing to do whatever it takes to track down Jasper and whatever Jasper was looking for. Now all Sam has to do is find it first. With the help of his new friends Hadi and Mary, and by using the knowledge of ancient Egyptian history and culture that he once hated, Sam makes his way across Egypt determined to find his uncle. And if he does, if he finds Jasper before it's too late, he may also uncover the secret of the Iron Tomb... a secret that could change Sam's life forever.
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The Cursed First Term of Zelda Stitch. Bad Teacher. Worse Witch.

The Cursed First Term of Zelda Stitch. Bad Teacher. Worse Witch.

Nicki Greenberg

$14.99
'Zelda rides a broomstick!''Zelda's got a bat-friend!''Zelda smells like toadstools!''Witch! Witch! Witch!'It was bad enough when I was eleven years old. But if they sniff me out now, it'll be a disaster.Zelda Stitch isn't much of a witch - she's hoping she'll make a better primary school teacher. But if the vice principal finds out about her, her dream will go up in a puff of smoke.Keeping her magic secret isn't the only trouble bubbling in Ms Stitch's classroom: there's wild-child Zinnia, lonely Eleanor, secretive Phoebe and a hairy, eight-legged visitor called Jeremy. Not to mention the nits... With NO HELP AT ALL from her disagreeable cat Barnaby, Zelda must learn to be a better teacher, a better friend and a better witch - even if that means taking broomstick lessons.Magic. Mischief. Mayhem. Zelda's classroom is a cauldron full of laughs.
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Noddy Goes to Toyland

Noddy Goes to Toyland

Enid Blyton

$12.99
Enid Blyton’s classic Noddy series, originally published in 1951, abridged for modern families. Artwork includes original illustrations by Harmsen van der Beek.

Noddys classic adventures are sure to rekindle nostalgia in older readers, and are so adorable a whole new generation will fall in love!

Welcome back to Toyland and Noddy's little adventures with some of the best friends around! With lots of adventures, friends and excitement in store, these classic storybooks are the perfect start to your child’s Noddy library. Based on Enid Blyton’s classic stories with the well-known Beek artwork used in these original stories.
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Play Like a Girl: Bring it on

Play Like a Girl: Bring it on

Jo Stanley

$12.99
Uh-oh! Is that a frog in her throat? Sarah loves to crack jokes but no-one at her new school is laughing not even her first-day buddy, Hanh. Even worse, no-one at Milsborough West Primary surfs and that's Sarah's favourite thing in the world! Sarah is a big fan of Aussie Rules football, but she has never played. Will coach Shawna let Sarah join the Flyers and be part of the team? PLAY LIKE A GIRL is a celebration of girls kicking goals in the sport they love! This trailblazing new series is proudly brought to you in partnership with the AFLW.
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Play Like a Girl: Dream Team

Play Like a Girl: Dream Team

Jo Stanley

$12.99
Biggest. News. Ever! On the footy field, good friends Rainbow and Hanh work together as a superhero duo. Coach Shawna must choose a new captain for the Flyers and everyone knows that Hanh or Rainbow will lead the team. But which girl will become captain and will their friendship PASS THE TEST? PLAY LIKE A GIRL is a celebration of girls kicking goals in the sport they love! This trailblazing new series is proudly brought to you in partnership with the AFLW.
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Stories of Wizards and Witches

Stories of Wizards and Witches

Enid Blyton

$15.99
Get ready for broomstick rides and bubbling cauldrons in these magical short stories from Enid Blyton - ideal for reading aloud, or for children over 7 to read alone! This bumper collection of 25 short stories is populated by every sort of magical and mysterious creature, from a grumpy wizard who is ouwitted by an elf to pixie who rides on a rabbit. The stories are the perfect length for reading aloud in a classroom or at bedtime. With lots of humour and fantastic characters, these will appeal to newly confident readers to read alone as well as to younger children being read to.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.
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The Famous Five Collection 5: Books 13-15

The Famous Five Collection 5: Books 13-15

Enid Blyton

$18.99
Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog find excitement and adventure wherever they go in Enid Blyton's most popular series, The Famous Five. This new collection contains three fantastic books in one volume.

Five Go to Mystery Moor (Book 13)
The Famous Five can't wait to explore peculiar-sounding Mystery Moor. But after spending a night on the heath, they begin to realise it's not just the moor's past that is shrouded in secrets. Could its treacherous mists hide the answer to a brand-new mystery?

Five Have Plenty of Fun (Book 14)
George is not pleased when a spoilt American girl turns up at Kirrin Cottage. But George hasn't got time to be jealous - Berta is in hiding from kidnappers! The Famous Five are the only ones who can protect her - but will they take on dangerous criminals to help out a stranger?

Five On a Secret Trail (Book 15)
Anne and George are on a camping trip, waiting for the boys to arrive. One night they see a face at the window of an abandoned cottage close by - and then the Five wake to find ghostly lights...

Anne wants to go home but the others are determined to stay. Who could be snooping around the cottage - and why is a nearby gang trying to make them leave?

This edition contains three Famous Five adventures (books 13-15) in one volume and features the original cover art and inside drawings by Eileen Soper.
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The Secret Seven Collection 5: Books 13-15

The Secret Seven Collection 5: Books 13-15

Enid Blyton

$18.99
The Secret Seven are siblings Peter and Janet, and their friends Jack, Barbara, Pam, Colin and George. Together they are The Secret Seven - ready to solve any mystery, any time. This fantastic bumper collection contains 3 Secret Seven books in 1 volume.

Shock for The Secret Seven: Book 13
In book thirteen, dogs are disappearing from the village but the Seven are so busy arguing that they don't even notice! Then poor Scamper, their beloved spaniel, becomes the next victim to vanish and it's all systems go for The Secret Seven!

Look Out, Secret Seven: Book 14
In book fourteen, Scamper discovers an unwanted visitor and later protects the Seven as they spy on a thief in Bramley Woods! What on earth would the friends do without their brave canine companion?

Fun for The Secret Seven: Book 15
In the last book in the series, the Seven are determined to help Tolly and his sick horse Brownie. They need to find their friends a safe place to hide out - somewhere that dangerous horse thieves will never find. But where?

This collection features the exquisite original cover art and black-and-white inside illustrations by Burgess Sharrocks.
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Birthday Boy

Birthday Boy

David Baddiel ,  Jim Field

$19.99
A hilarious rollercoaster ride of pure entertainment for 9+ readers everywhere, Birthday Boy is the new Baddiel Blockbuster: featuring David's inimitable and award-winning combination of wish-fulfilment, heart and hilarity, all brought to life by regular collaborator Jim Field's witty, stylish illustrations. What if it was every day? This is the story of Sam Green, who really, really, really loves birthdays. He loves the special breakfasts in bed. The presents. The themed parties. Blowing out the candles on his cake. Everything. He is so excited about his 11th birthday, in fact, that he wishes it was his birthday every day. So, at first, it's quite exciting when his birthday happens again the next morning. And again. And again. And again... But it's not long before things start to go wrong. Soon, disaster strikes, threatening something Sam loves even more than birthdays. Sometimes you have to be careful what you wish for...
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Billy and the Minpins

Billy and the Minpins

Roald Dahl ,  Quentin Blake

$22.99
Billy's mum says he must never go out through the garden gate and explore the dark forest beyond. So, one day, that's exactly what he does! There he meets the Minpins, tiny tree-dwelling people whose children are the size of matchsticks. They live in fear of the terrible, galloping GRUNCHER. Will it gobble Billy too - or can he find a way to defeat the hungry beast?From Matilda to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The BFG, the collaboration between Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake has captured millions of children's imaginations for nearly forty years. Billy and the Minpins, this new interpretation of Roald Dahl's very last story (originally published in 1991), is just as magical.
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You Choose AFL: Footy Fever

You Choose AFL: Footy Fever

George Ivanoff

$14.99
A series of interactive novels for the highly adventurous. Read if you dare! Mistakes will cost you dearly!You Choose . . . Aussie Rules superstar or total footy flop!You're a huge Aussie Rules fan with dreams of playing for your favourite team. But along the way to AFL stardom there are many obstacles to overcome. Footy-busting ninjas are out to stop you, grumbling old men are plotting the demise of the game and there are mascots on the loose . . .Will you play your way to AFL glory, or will it be a speccy-tacular disaster?
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Rainforests in 30 Seconds: 30 fascinating topics for rainforest fanatics explained in half a minute

Rainforests in 30 Seconds: 30 fascinating topics for rainforest fanatics explained in half a minute

Jen Green ,  Stephanie Murphy

$16.99
With fast facts, mini missions, and engaging artwork, Rainforests in 30 Seconds explores the extraordinary ecosystems of the world's rain forests. Each topic is presented in a concise 30-second summary, supported by a 3-second flash soundbite and full-colour artwork. Fun, active elements for kids to make-and-do support the topics, encouraging them to test, explore, and discover more.
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Great Art in 30 Seconds: 30 awesome art topics for curious kids

Great Art in 30 Seconds: 30 awesome art topics for curious kids

Wesley Robins ,  Susie Hodge

$16.99
With fast facts, mini missions, and engaging artwork, Great Art in 30 Seconds takes kids on an exciting tour of some of the world's most famous art movements, artists and works of art from pre-history to the 21st century. Each topic is presented in a concise 30-second summary, supported by a 3-second flash soundbite and full-color artwork. Fun, active elements for kids to make-and-do support the topics, encouraging them to test, explore, and discover more.
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This Book Will (Help You) Change the World

This Book Will (Help You) Change the World

Sue Turton ,  Alice Skinner ,  Amnesty International UK

$19.99
Protest injustice. Campaign for change. Vote for your future.Featuring contributions from C4 anchor Jon Snow, Avaaz.com founder Jeremy Heimans, leader of Hong Kong's Umbrella Revolution Joshua Wong and more, this is the powerhouse guide to politics and activism you've been waiting for.Award-winning journalist Sue Turton explains the political system that rules our daily lives while also pointing out its flaws - and empowers readers to change the status quo. Disrupt the system from within by joining political parties or inspire change through protest. Either way, this guide shows you how to avoid fake news, triumph in debates and grab the spotlight so your campaign can change the world. Includes hilarious tongue-in-cheek illustrations from activist-illustrator Alice Skinner.
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DK Children's Encyclopedia

DK Children's Encyclopedia

DK

$49.99
Packed with information and amazing images, this is the ultimate book of knowledge for kids aged 7 to 9. This thorough children's encyclopedia contains all the homework answers your kids will need, explained clearly and checked by experts. Covering all the key subjects including Arts, People, History, Earth, Nature, Science, Technology, Space, and Human Body in alphabetical order.DK Children's Encyclopedia is a classic reference book covering over 240 topics, essential for any child who wants to discover as much as possible about the world around them.
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Pop-up Shakespeare: The Complete Works

Pop-up Shakespeare: The Complete Works

Jennie Maizels ,  The Reduced Shakespeare Company

$34.99
Interactive spreads with dramatic pop-ups and lift-the-flaps bring to life each of Shakespeare's Comedies, Histories, Romances and Tragedies. Packed with hilarious jokes and funny facts, this is the Bard's complete works as they've never been seen before.
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National Theatre: All About Theatre

National Theatre: All About Theatre

National Theatre

$24.99
Described by Benedict Cumberbatch as a brilliant introduction to theatre , this fascinating book by the National Theatre shows how plays like War Horse and many others are made. The book is packed with interviews with famous directors and actors, like Lenny Henry, Meera Syal, Julie Walters and Ben Whishaw, and productions like The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and One Man, Two Guvnors. Hear from experts at the world-famous National Theatre about every aspect of stagecraft, including prop-making, set building and lighting design, and discover, from first idea to final curtain, how plays are made.
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50 Things You Should Know About the Vikings

50 Things You Should Know About the Vikings

Philip Parker ,  Shane McLoed

$18.99
For while there is no doubt that some Vikings launched bloodthirsty attacks in this period, pillaging communities and plundering treasure, many more were peaceful traders and settlers. The middle chapters deal with the Viking invasions and conquests of Anglo-Saxon lands that took place in the eighth and ninth centuries, as well as the great voyages of exploration that took these horned warriors out across the Atlantic Ocean to what are now Greenland and Canada. These chapters will also go beyond the battles and adventures to look at the everyday life of the people, to examine how and what they traded, what Viking village life was like and how they made and sailed their famous long ships. The book concludes by summing up the Viking legacy through an examination of their art, culture, literature and enduring influence on the world.
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The Story of Tutankhamun

The Story of Tutankhamun

Patricia Cleveland-Peck ,  Isabel Greenberg

$26.99
Uncover the true story of an Egyptian king, and the 20th century explorer who found him. Discover the troubles Tutankhamun faced as a young king, his untimely death, and his legacy, which lay hidden for centuries. Pore over his treasures, learn the steps of mummification, and see Tutankhamun's fascinating story bought to life. Travel through history with Howard Carter, on his quest to uncover Tutankhamun's hidden tomb, his incredible discovery, and our continued hunt to understand and unearth the riches of Ancient Egyptian life. Prepare to be amazed as you uncover the story of the most famous boy king, and a world-changing discovery.
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The Best (and Worst) Jobs in Anglo-Saxon and Viking Times

The Best (and Worst) Jobs in Anglo-Saxon and Viking Times

Clive Gifford

$19.99
If you enjoy reading about the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings, especially about the grim and gory aspects of each era, this is the book for you! What sort of work could job-hunters in Anglo-Saxon and Viking Times expect to find? An Anglo-Saxon might become a monk, painstakingly copying out manuscripts by hand and fending off attacks from ferocious Viking invaders, or a nettle collector, pounding stinging nettles to release their flax-like fibres and boiling them to make a medicinal tea. What were the pay and conditions like for a cook or a charm-maker in Anglo-Saxon and Viking Times? Which were the most dangerous jobs and which the most high status? The book is illustrated throughout with photos of artefacts from the period from the Art Archive and complemented by quirky and humorous but historically accurate drawings by Alex Paterson.
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The Best (and Worst) Jobs in Ancient Rome

The Best (and Worst) Jobs in Ancient Rome

Clive Gifford

$19.99
What sort of work could job-hunters in Ancient Rome expect to find? They might become a soldier in the most disciplined army in the known world, or a fuller, cleaning other people's dirty laundry by trampling it in vats of urine. What were the pay and conditions like for a doctor or a cook in Ancient Rome? Which were the most dangerous jobs and which the most high status? The book is illustrated throughout with photos of artefacts from the period from the Art Archive and complemented by quirky and humorous but historically accurate illustrations.Other titles in the Best and Worst Jobs series include: Ancient Egypt; Ancient Greece; Anglo-Saxon and Viking Times
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Voices from the Second World War: Witnesses share their stories with the children of today

Voices from the Second World War: Witnesses share their stories with the children of today

$19.99
A powerful, moving collection of first-person accounts of the Second World War. Contributors include a rear gunner who took part in sixty bombing raids, a Jewish woman who played in the orchestra at Auschwitz, a Japanese man who survived Hiroshima and Sir Nicholas Winton, who saved 669 children by setting up the Kindertransport program from Czechoslovakia. Many of the interviews were conducted by children, and the book is being published in association with award-winning children's newspaper First News.
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Creature Files Dinosaurs: Look into the Jaws of 20 Ferocious Dinosaurs

Creature Files Dinosaurs: Look into the Jaws of 20 Ferocious Dinosaurs

L. J. Tracosas

$18.99
What can you learn from a 250-million-year-old tooth? More than you might think! From the knife-like teeth of Tyrannosaurus rex, to the blunt rake-like teeth of the armoured Euoplocephalus, to the leaf-stripping teeth of the giant Diplodocus, every bicuspid and molar has a fascinating tale to tell about the food these animals ate, the way they hunted and foraged, and even what might have led to their demise.In Creature Files: Dinosaurs, you'll peer inside the jaws of these fearsome creatures, discovering what they really looked like, where they roamed, and what they ate, using many of the same tools that actual paleontologists do. Can you match the three replica teeth to the prehistoric mouths they belong to? Stunning illustrations and surprising stats bring the stories of these long-extinct beasts to life.
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Creature Files Dragons: Encounter 20 Mythical Monsters

Creature Files Dragons: Encounter 20 Mythical Monsters

L. J. Tracosas

$18.99
Do you believe dragons are simply the scaly stuff of myths? Or do you think they really existed? Whatever side you're on, this collection of twenty fascinating creatures is sure to spark your imagination.In Creature Files: Dragons, you'll take a tour through the world of fire-breathing, gold-hoarding, three-headed monsters and discover where and how these magical creatures came to be. Learn the unique folklore of cultures around the globe, from China to Russia to Eastern Africa, and see how people envisioned these otherworldly beasts through lush and evocative illustrations.Included are many meaty facts to gnaw on - like which dragon had too many teeth to count, and which dragon had teeth as big as a man's arm - along with a realistic dragon-tooth necklace! And science lovers will also find something to sink their teeth into: facts about real-life dragons that exist today. These dragons may not breathe fire, but they share some of the same traits as their mythical brethren.
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Code Your Own Knight Adventure: Code With Sir Percival and Discover the Book of Spells

Code Your Own Knight Adventure: Code With Sir Percival and Discover the Book of Spells

Max Wainewright ,  Henry Smith

$12.99
Sir Percival's brilliant adventure is brought to life by encouraging the reader to draw central characters, animate plot lines, and create games.With easy-to-follow, illustrated, step-by-step instructions, this book introduces key coding concepts through simple and practical tasks--from drawing shapes and giving instructions in code, to building games, and much more!
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Code Your Own Space Adventure: Code with Major Kate and Save Planet Zyskinar

Code Your Own Space Adventure: Code with Major Kate and Save Planet Zyskinar

Max Wainewright ,  Henry Smith

$12.99
Astronaut Kate's quest to save Planet Zyskinar is brought to life by encouraging the reader to draw central characters, animate plot lines, and create games! With easy-to-follow, illustrated step-by-step instructions, this book introduces key coding concepts through simple and practical tasks - from drawing shapes and giving instructions in code to building games and much more!
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Battling Dinosaurs (AR)

Battling Dinosaurs (AR)

Anna Brett

$19.99
Battling Dinosaurs is without doubt the most high-tech dinosaur title on the market, bringing our planet's most fearsome prehistoric predators to life like no other book. Thirteen fact-packed profiles supply all the need-to-know info about each contender's weapons, armour, strength and speed. Then simply link your smartphone or tablet to a friend's, pick your predator and let battle commence. Who wins? You decide! The companion app works with both Apple and Android products. To watch the app in action, check out the video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqQcd5FPPeQ.
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iExplore - Into Deep Space (AR)

iExplore - Into Deep Space (AR)

Paul Virr

$19.99
The next incredible book in our Augmented Reality series takes you into SPACE! Travel into the depths of the space with this fascinating book packed with facts about the Universe. Place your tablet or smartphone near the visual trigger on the page then hold it up to see NINE incredible AR sequences in action. iExplore - Into Deep Space is jam-packed with incredible facts about space, and allows you to get up close to amazing constellations, supernovae and distant planets of the solar system. Get ready for takeoff! The companion app works with both Apple and Android products. To watch the app in action, please check out the video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_7ysA1uncM.
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Wicked Bugs (Young Readers Edition): The Meanest, Deadliest, Grossest Bugs on Earth

Wicked Bugs (Young Readers Edition): The Meanest, Deadliest, Grossest Bugs on Earth

Amy Stewart ,  Briony Morrow-Cribbs

$24.99
Did you know there are zombie bugs that not only eat other bugs but also inhabit and control their bodies? There's even a wasp that delivers a perfectly-placed sting in a cockroach's brain and then leads the roach around by its antennae - like a dog on a leash. Scorpions glow in ultraviolet light. Lots of bugs dine on corpses. And if you want to know how much it hurts to get stung by a bullet ant (hint: it really, really hurts), you can consult the Schmidt Sting Pain Index. It ranks the pain produced by ants and other stinging creatures. How does it work? Dr. Schmidt, the scientist who created it, voluntarily subjected himself to the stings of 150 species.
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Earth

Earth

DK

$14.99
Silver award winner in the MadeForMums Awards 2017 children's books series category.Find out all about the wonders of planet earth! DKfindout! Earth takes kids close to the all the wonders our planet holds with beautiful photography, lively illustrations, and key curriculum information. The DKfindout! series will satisfy any child who is eager to learn and acquire facts - and keep them coming back for more! Find out all about the structure of the Earth, from its red-hot inner core to the mountains, deserts, and oceans that cover its surface. Discover why we have seasons, how the water cycle works, and why our population is growing. DKfindout! Earth is packed with up-to-date information, fun quizzes and incredible images of earth.DKfindout! Earth will surprise and delight young readers aged 6 to 9.
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Apex Predators: The World's Deadliest Hunters, Past and Present

Apex Predators: The World's Deadliest Hunters, Past and Present

Steve Jenkins

$26.99
In his latest book, the award-winning author and illustrator Steve Jenkins introduces readers to apex predators - the animals that are at the top of their food chains and have no natural enemies. Using his signature art style, Jenkins illustrates how these animals dominate their different ecosystems using speed, strength, and even cooperation and cunning. Take a trip through history and discover apex predators both past and present, from the earliestsea creatures to the modern African lion and giant freshwater ray, which can grow to over fifteen feet.
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Exploring the World of Whales

Exploring the World of Whales

Tracy C. Read

$7.95
With sturdy, streamlined bodies, outfitted with insulating blubber, flippers, tail flukes and fins, whales - all known as cetaceans - are built for life in the water. In Exploring the World of Whales, we meet the baleen whales and the largest members of the toothed whales, including the killer whale, the biggest of the dolphins. These marine mammals range in size from the 108-foot-long (33 m) blue whale to the barely 9-foot-long (2.7 m) dwarf sperm whale while boasting a range of distinctive physical traits, including the sperm whale's gigantic head, the humpback's barnacle-covered body and outsized flippers, and the narwhal's eight-foot-long tusk.

Young readers will learn the difference between the baleen and toothed whales and how these differences affect habitat, diet and behaviors. They'll discover how whales communicate with one another across vast stretches of ocean, how some cooperate to raise families and hunt their prey, and how some are capable of remarkable feats of migration and deep diving. A lively, fully illustrated introduction to some of the planet's most intelligent species, this book also addresses the ongoing risks to whale populations.

The Exploring the World of... nature series was created for young readers who are eager to learn more about the wild creatures of the world. Each title contains beautiful photographs of the animals in their natural habitats and the highly readable text explores their daily lives and physical characteristics, how they make their homes, how they raise their young and what they eat.
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The Kingfisher Space Encyclopedia

The Kingfisher Space Encyclopedia

Kingfisher

$19.99
This amazing 160-page volume is the perfect guide to space and outer space for children aged seven plus. It is packed with colourful illustrations, step-by-step sequences and the latest photography from NASA, the Hubble Space Telescope and other space missions. From the big bang to black holes, and from starships to supernovas, this book is guaranteed to keep children engaged and entertained. Arranged thematically into key areas, the concise text is clear, accurate and perfectly pitched, making this an unbeatable resource for home and school. Plus, a glossary and index are included along with a list of websites for further learning.
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This Book Thinks You're a Maths Genius

This Book Thinks You're a Maths Genius

Mike Goldsmith ,  Harriet Russell

$17.99
This fill-in book helps children to think like mathematicians by introducing key mathematical concepts in a highly visual - and entertaining - way. Through fun activities and illustrations, This Book Thinks You're a Math Genius encourages young readers to engage with new ideas by experimenting and investigating for themselves.This Book Thinks You're a Math Genius explores seven key areas of math: geometry, space and volume, statistics, numbers and number patterns, codes and ciphers, and the concept of infinity. Each spread centers on an open-ended question that introduces a key mathematical concept and suggests activities that engage the child in a fun way. Activities include reading minds with math, having a eureka moment, and playing mathematical guess who. The end of the book includes a section of paper-based crafts.This creative approach, along with Russell's wonderfully humorous hand-drawn illustrations, make math fun and accessible for children.
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Crazy About Cats

Crazy About Cats

Owen Davey

$27.99
Did you know that the fishing cat has partially webbed paws for catching fish? Or that pumas can leap up over 5 metres into trees? There are roughly 38 species of cats today, each one superbly adapted to their environment - whether that be in the rainforest or the desert!
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Pea Pod Lullaby

Pea Pod Lullaby

Stephen Michael King ,  Glenda Millard

$24.99
I am the small green pea, you are the tender pod, hold meWords sing over the pictures in this evocative story: a beautiful lullaby about what we can be for each other.A mother and baby, a boy and a dog run for their lives. A little boat carries them across the sea. A polar bear, too, has come adrift. When will they find land? Where will they find friends? Who will welcome them in?The Pea Pod Lullaby is an inspiring and timely story of courage, endurance, and hope... for a world in which we can reach out and embrace one another.
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The Bad Seed

The Bad Seed

Jory John ,  Pete Oswald

$19.99
From the New York Times bestselling author of the Goodnight Already! seriesThis is a book about a bad seed. A baaaaaaaaaad seed. How bad? Do you really want to know? He has a bad temper, bad manners, and a bad attitude. He's been bad since he can remember! This seed cuts in line every time, stares at everybody and never listens. But what happens when one mischievous little seed changes his mind about himself, and decides that he wants to be-happy?With Jory John's charming and endearing text and bold expressive illustrations by Pete Oswald, here is The Bad Seed: a funny yet touching tale that reminds us of the remarkably transformative power of will, acceptance, and just being you. Perfect for readers young and old, The Bad Seed proves that positive change is possible for each and every one of us.
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When I m Feeling Nervous

When I m Feeling Nervous

Trace Moroney

$12.99
The Feelings Series are beautifully produced picture books that cover different emotional concepts for young children. Talking about feelings teaches children that it is normal to feel sad, or angry, or scared at times. With greater tolerance of painful feelings, children become free to enjoy their world, to feel secure in their abilities, and to be happy.
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When I m Feeling Disappointed

When I m Feeling Disappointed

Trace Moroney

$12.99
The Feelings Series are beautifully produced picture books that cover different emotional concepts for young children. Talking about feelings teaches children that it is normal to feel sad, or angry, or scared at times. With greater tolerance of painful feelings, children become free to enjoy their world, to feel secure in their abilities, and to be happy.
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Mr Left and Mr Right

Mr Left and Mr Right

Daniel Fehr ,  Celeste Aires

$24.99
Mr. Left lives on the left page. And Mr. Right lives on the right page. They just want to be together, but theres no way of getting from one page to the other. And they have tried everything! They try going across the page, they try going over the page and they even try going under the page in this delightful gatefold novelty.
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Unplugged

Unplugged

Steve Antony

$24.99
A delightful picture book about the wonders of all the fun you can have inside AND outside, by the award-winning Steve Antony, author of the bestselling Please Mr Panda.BLIP spends all day plugged into her computer, playing games and having fun. But when there is a POWER CUT, Blip goes down the stairs and out the front door, where she discovers playing games and having fun . . . OUTSIDE. Isn't it wonderful to be UNPLUGGED? By Steve Antony, winner of the Oscar's First Book Prize, nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal and shortlisted for the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize.
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Professional Crocodile

Professional Crocodile

Giovanna Zoboli

$22.99
Mr Crocodile loves his job. Every morning he gets up with an alarm. He brushes his teeth. He chooses the right tie to match his outfit, eats a quick slice of toast, and heads off to work on a crowded train. But what is his job? The answer may surprise you. Readers will want to pore over this witty, wordless book again and again, finding new details and new stories with every reading.
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Even Fairies Fart

Even Fairies Fart

Jennifer Stinson ,  Rebecca Ashdown

$19.99
Turns out nobody is perfect! Queens and kings; giants and trolls, and yes, even princesses all make mistakes! In this endearing and hilarious picture book by Jennifer Stinson, young readers can take a peek into the marvelous mess-ups and ferocious faux-pas of fairy-tale characters.Rebecca Ashdown's delightful colors and funny expressions will leave readers snickering. Perfect for fans of The Paper Bag Princess and Not All Princesses Dress in Pink. Bottom line: When children realize that everybody else messes up, maybe they'll feel better about messing up, too. Perfect for bedtime and for the classroom.Witches can be very whiny.Kings and queens don't share.Monsters sometimes want their mommies.Mermaids HATE to comb their hair.
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Illustrated Ghost Stories

Illustrated Ghost Stories

Jose Emroca Flores

$29.99
A collection of illustrated tales of ghosts, ghouls and other unexplainable apparitions. This mix of original stories and retellings is presented in an attractive padded hardback format, with a ribbon marker for keeping your place.
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The Fairy Dancers 2: Dancing Days

The Fairy Dancers 2: Dancing Days

Natalie Jane Prior ,  Cheryl Orsini

$19.99
The second volume of The Fairy Dancers stories will reunite readers with the lives of Mia, Emma and Grace.

There's a fairy ring at the bottom of the garden, and the fairy dancers are wishing hard for dancing days.

Join Mia, Emma and Grace in their most magical dancing adventures ever!
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Bureau of Weights and Measures, The

Bureau of Weights and Measures, The

Anne-Gaelle Balpe ,  Vincent Mahe

$26.99
The Bureau of Weights and Measures is an amazing place where everything in the world is measured and assessed to make sure it is the right size, weight, temperature and so on. The engineer Marcel Gram does this important work. One day, Marcel's son returns home with something he can't measure-a mood. There's only one thing for it: they'll have to invent a new machine to measure the mood. Soon, father and son are inventing machines to measure every emotion! However, once they start letting other people use their inventions, things start to go wrong.
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Bertha and Bear

Bertha and Bear

Christine Sharp

$24.95
There's a storm brewing and the hive must find a new home. With clouds filling the sky and thunder growling, Bertha bravely rises to the occasion a until she meets BEAR, that is!Bertha and Bear is a book buzzing with friendship, finding your place and the courage of one brave little bee.
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If Baby Could Talk

If Baby Could Talk

Michael Wagner

$25.99
AUSTRALIAN AUTHOR One Step...two step... three step... four! A delightful Collection of poems which explores the inner world of babies.
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The Rainbow Fish

The Rainbow Fish

Marcus Pfister

$34.99
A tale of sharing and inclusion as little Striped Fish is accepted by the majority (the Rainbow Fish with the beautiful silver scales). Irridescent illustrations of fish and reef.
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Rodney Loses It!

Rodney Loses It!

Michael Gerard Bauer ,  Chrissie Krebs

$24.99
Rodney was a rabbit who loved nothing more than drawing. He never found it tiresome, tedious or boring. But then one day, disaster struck, the one thing Rodney feared, while working at his drawing desk his pen just... DISAPPEARED! A truly hysterical search for a missing pen, by award-winning author Michael Gerard Bauer.
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Hey, Boy

Hey, Boy

Benjamin Strouse ,  Jennifer Phelan

$24.99
In the classic style of The Giving Tree comes a touching debut picture book about the unfaltering love between a boy and his pet.One day a boy finds a dog. He takes him home, already dreaming of the adventures they will have and the games they will play. But when the boy gets hurt, he and his new best friend are separated. Will the boy be able to grow up quickly enough to get his furry companion back, or will life keep getting in the way? With dreamily spare text and sweeping yet simple illustrations, Hey, Boy is a reminder that true friends always find their way home to each other.
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On a Magical Do-Nothing Day

On a Magical Do-Nothing Day

Beatrice Alemagna

$24.99
A compelling, magical picture book with whimsical, stunning art and heartfelt, charming text, from award-winning illustrator Beatrice Alemagna. Hands down, Beatrice Alemagna is my favorite contemporary illustrator, said the Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator of Last Stop on Market Street, Christian Robinson. All I want to do on a rainy day like today is play my game. My mom says it's a waste of time, but without my game, nothing is fun! On the other hand, maybe I'm wrong about that...While reading On a Magical Do-Nothing Day, one gets the sense that the illustrator became lost in her drawings, and as a reader, you will want to do the same. Perfect for fans of picture books by Julie Morstad, Carson Ellis, Jon Klassen, and Tomi Ungerer. From the creator of The Wonderful Fluffy Little Squishy and A Lion in Paris!
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Franklin's Flying Bookshop

Franklin's Flying Bookshop

Jen Campbell ,  Katie Harnett

$24.99
Franklin the dragon loves stories and loves reading stories to people too, but everyone is too scared to even talk to him. One day, he meets a girl named Luna who, rather than being afraid, is fascinated to meet Franklin, having recently read all about dragons in one of her books. They instantly become friends and talk nonstop about what they've read: books about roller-skating, King Arthur, spiders, and how to do kung fu. Together they hatch a plan to share their love of books with others by opening a bookshop--a flying bookshop, that is--right on Franklin's back!Franklin, a well-read and peace-loving dragon, and Luna, a young girl with an independent spirit and an insatiable love of reading, make fantastic role models for young children. Franklin's Flying Bookshop brings the magic of classic fairy tales into the twenty-first century through exquisite illustrations, and will enchant children as well as anyone who loves books.
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Still Stuck

Still Stuck

Shinsuke Yoshitake

$17.99
Getting dressed and undressed can be a difficult process, especially for little ones. While getting ready for a bath one evening, a little boy gets stuck in his clothes. He panics and starts to fear what life would be like if he never got unstuck. How will he play outside? How will he stop the cat from tickling his tummy? It's good thing that Mum is around to help. But when it's time to put on his pajamas, the boy finds himself with a whole new problem... This fresh, laugh-out-loud funny picture book shows a young boy's feelings of frustration-and his determination to do things himself. With this whimsical and highly original tale, young readers can imagine what life would be like if they got stuck in their clothes but still kept on going. . . .
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Pierre The Maze Detective: The Mystery of the Empire Maze Tower

Pierre The Maze Detective: The Mystery of the Empire Maze Tower

Hiro Kamigaki ,  Ic4design

$29.99
Mr X the Phantom Thief is back, with a new evil plan! He wants to steal the shining light from the top of the Empire Maze Tower, New Maze City's greatest treasure. Pierre and Carmen are called to New Maze City, along with others of the world's best Maze Detectives, to help solve the puzzles, protect the treasure and stop Mr X. But can you help them make it in time? A thrilling new maze challenge adventure for Pierre the Maze Detective, for all detectives aged 8+
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Madeline Finn and the Library Dog

Madeline Finn and the Library Dog

Lisa Papp

$24.99
Madeline Finn does not like to read. Not books. Not magazines. Not even the menu on the ice cream van. Fortunately, Madeline meets Bonnie, a library dog. Reading aloud to Bonnie isn't so bad. When Madeline Finn gets stuck, Bonnie doesn't mind. As it turns out, it's fun to read when you're not afraid of making mistakes. Bonnie teaches Madeline Finn that it's okay to go slow, to keep trying, and to get support from a friend.
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His Royal Tinyness: A Terrible True Story

His Royal Tinyness: A Terrible True Story

Sally Lloyd-Jones ,  David Roberts

$24.99
Once upon a time there was a happy family. Until one horrible no good day when a new ruler was born...New York Times bestselling author Sally Lloyd-Jones' hilarious narrative voice is brought exquisitely to life by David Roberts, illustrator of Ada Twist, Scientist, in this home-grown fairy tale about a little girl with a new baby brother. Marianna, the most beautiful, ever so kindest princess, lives happily with her mum, dad and gerbil. Happy, that is, until the new baby comes along. His Royal Highness King Baby is so smelly. He's so noisy. And all the talk in the Land is about him - non-stop, All the time! Has there ever been such a time of wicked rule?!
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I Want to Be in a Scary Story

I Want to Be in a Scary Story

Sean Taylor ,  Jean Jullien

$24.99
From the team behind the acclaimed Hoot Owl, Master of Disguise comes a very scary read-aloud story ... or is it? Monster wants to be in a scary story - but is he brave enough? Scary stories have creepy witches and creaky stairs and dark hallways and spooky shadows... Oh my goodness me! That is very scary. Maybe, a funny story would be better after all? Brilliantly interactive, children will delight in the wickedly funny turn-of-the-pages, see themselves in the goofy, unconventional monster, and revel in the bold, hilarious illustration of celebrated graphic artist, Jean Jullien.
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Baabwaa and Wooliam

Baabwaa and Wooliam

David Elliott ,  Melissa Sweet

$24.99
Baabwaa is a sheep who loves to knit. Wooliam is a sheep who loves to read. It sounds a bit boring, but they like it. Then, quite unexpectedly, a third sheep shows up. A funny-looking sheep who wears a tattered wool coat and has long, dreadfully decaying teeth. Wooliam, being well-read, recognizes their new acquaintance: the Wolf in Sheep's Clothing! The wolf is so flattered to discover his literary reputation precedes him that he stops trying to eat Baabwaa and Wooliam. And a discovery by the sheep turns the encounter into an unexpected friendship.
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Brave Red, Smart Frog

Brave Red, Smart Frog

Emily Jenkins ,  Rohan Daniel Eason

$29.99
There once was a frozen forest so cold, you could feel it through the soles of your boots. It was a strange place where some kisses broke enchantments and others began them. Many said witches lived there - some with cold hearts, others with hot ovens and ugly appetites - and also dwarves in tiny houses made of stones. In this icy wood, a stepmother might eat a girl's heart to restore her own beauty, while a woodcutter might become stupid with grief at the death of his donkey. Here a princess with too many dresses grows spiteful out of loneliness, while a mistreated girl who is kind to a crone finds pearls dropping from her mouth whenever she speaks. With empathy and an ear for emotion, Emily Jenkins retells seven fairy tales in contemporary language that reveals both the pathos and humor of some of our most beloved stories. Charming illustrations by Rohan Daniel Eason add whimsical details that enhance every new reading.
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Grumpy Frog

Grumpy Frog

Ed Vere ,  Ed Vere

$16.99
Grumpy Frog is not grumpy. He loves green, and he loves to hop, and he loves winning. But what happens when Grumpy Frog doesn't win, or encounters - horror of horrors - a Pink Rabbit?Join Grumpy Frog as he learns about compromise and tolerance, friendship and the power of saying sorry. A hilarious book with a twist in the tail about getting - and getting rid of - the grumps from New York Times best-selling author, Ed Vere.
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The Importance of Being Ernest the Earwig

The Importance of Being Ernest the Earwig

Nanette Newman ,  Lindsay Branagh

$16.99
Have you ever heard of a book about an earwig? All sorts of creatures appear in books, but never earwigs! Ernest the Earwig decides to put this right, with surprising and hilarious results
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The Scared Book

The Scared Book

Debra Tidball ,  Kim Siew

$16.99
It's story time, but this book has bad news - as soon as it realises there are monsters in it, it's too scared to tell you the rest of the story! Can you help it feel better? It needs you to rub away its goosebumps, blow away the giant butterflies in its tummy, and fan away the yucky smell the monsters have left behind. A fun and quirky interactive story, with distinctive and stylish illustrations from an innovative young illustrator and muralist.
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The Thing

The Thing

Simon Puttock ,  Daniel Egneus

$16.99
One day, the Thing falls from the sky and four strangers stumble across it. Together they decide to take care of it, but before long a media circus builds up around the creature they are protecting and the debate about the Thing spreads far around the world. What is the Thing? Who does it belong to? What does it do? And is it any use for anything at all? A story about kindness, unexpected friendships and a gentle commentary on the search for meaning in modern life.
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I Don't Want To Go to Bed

I Don't Want To Go to Bed

David Cornish

$14.99
The sequel to the very funny picture book, I DON'T WANT TO EAT MY DINNER by talented author-illustrator David Cornish. Every night when dinner was done, Rollo would cry, I don't want to go to bed!' The sequel to the very funny picture book, I DON'T WANT TO EAT MY DINNER, just when Rollo's parents think they've got the food thing sorted, Rollo announces he doesn't want to go to bed ... Ages: 3+
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Cat on the Island

Cat on the Island

Gary Crew ,  Gillian Warden

$14.99
It was raining outside, so I said: 'Gramps, tell me a story.'

This is the true story of David and his father, who came to Stephens Island - a remote and pristine island off Cook Strait between the North and South Islands of New Zealand in 1894. There they built a lighthouse to protect ships entering the strait. Oblivious of the potential damage to the environment, they chopped down the trees and ferns where the local birds sheltered, thereby demolishing their habitat. But worse than that, they brought their pregnant cat with them. The tiny Stephens Island wrens, being flightless, had no natural defences against the predators, and were wiped out in less than two years.

The event is cited as the only instance where one species has been directly responsible for the extinction of another. Of course, once they realised what had happened, conservation authorities began the official eradication of the cats, but by then the damage had been done.

The strikingly beautiful illustrations reinforce the tragedy of the obliteration of this tiny Eden, a timely metaphor for that other paradise known as Earth.
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The Detective Dog: Book and CD Pack

The Detective Dog: Book and CD Pack

Julia Donaldson ,  Sarah Ogilvie ,  Floella Benjamin

$17.99
There once was a dog with a keen sense of smell.
She was known far and wide as Detective Dog Nell.

Peter's dog Nell has an amazing sense of smell. Whether it's finding a lost shoe or discovering who did a poo on the new gravel path, her ever-sniffing nose is always hard at work. But Nell has other talents too. Every Monday she goes to school with Peter and listens to children read. So who better to have on hand when they arrive one morning to discover that the school's books have all disappeared! Who could have taken them? And why? There's only one dog for the job... and Detective Dog Nell is ready to sniff out the culprit!

Written by the brilliant Julia Donaldson and stunningly illustrated by the multi-talented illustrator and printmaker Sara Ogilvie, The Detective Dog Book and CD Pack is a fast-paced celebration of books, reading, libraries, and the relationship between a little boy and his rather special dog.
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Giraffe and Frog

Giraffe and Frog

Zehra Hicks

$14.99
A bold, funny romp with zingy and colourful artwork from the award-winning Zehra Hicks. Frog and Giraffe are going to the beach... but where is it, again? Giraffe is convinced of the route and sets off confidently, striding ahead of Frog . . . but when they arrive, Frog knows that's not the beach! Where's the water? Where's the sand? Can they EVER find the right way? Giraffe and Frog is a hilarious summertime caper that children will love, complete with Zehra Hicks' trademark fresh, fizzing, carefree illustrations. It will strike a particular chord with anyone who's ever argued with a friend - especially about directions!
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If You Take A Pencil

If You Take A Pencil

Fulvio Testa

$16.99
If you take a pencil, you can draw two cats. But then what do the cats do? Full of exciting adventure and imagination, this surreal, charming counting book will take you on a journey that anyone can go on, if they take a pencil.
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Aliens Love Underpants!

Aliens Love Underpants!

Claire Freedman ,  Ben Cort

$10.00
A special edition of the much-loved Aliens Love Underpants, to celebrate ten bestselling years! Aliens love underpants, in every shape and size, But there are no underpants in space, so here's a big surprise.... This zany, hilarious tale is delightfully brought to life by Ben Cort's vibrant illustrations. With a madcap, rhyming text by award-winning Claire Freedman, this is sure to enchant and amuse the whole family! Perfect for joining in, this story is fantastically fresh and funny - you'll laugh your pants off!
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The Daddy

The Daddy

Sean Prentice ,  Sean Prentice

$14.99
Age range 3 to 6 yearsEveryone knows (or at least they think they know) where babies come from. Nobody ever stops to ask where daddies come from. Suppose they grow on trees. The Daddy is a gentle and quirky tale about how other daddies arrived.
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Our Very Own Dog: Taking Care of Your First Pet

Our Very Own Dog: Taking Care of Your First Pet

Salvatore Rubbino ,  Amanda McCardie

$16.99
With charming illustrations from Salvatore Rubbino, this delightful non-fiction picture book tells the story of a rescue dog. Sophie is a boisterous and lovable Jack Russell, brought home from a rescue centre. The book follows her delightful adventures: join Sophie and her new family as she learns how to respond how to orders such as sit and stay , is taken for walks in the park where she encounters other dogs and accidentally wins a dog show! The smaller caption text gives readers information about feeding and grooming your dog, different dog breeds, communication and training, and how dogs respond to human voices. The back matter includes a helpful index and bibliography.
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Hooray for Birds!

Hooray for Birds!

Lucy Cousins

$16.99
Flap your wings, fly up high, open your beak and sing in this fun action rhyme story about fantastical birds by multi-award-winning author Lucy Cousins. Can you imagine ... just for one day ... you're a busy bird? Yes, a bird! Hooray! Can you stand on one leg like a flamingo or waddle like a penguin? How about say cock-a-doodle-doo! , tuwit-tuwoo and even tra-la-la ? What a busy day you will have! A bouncy read-aloud book to be enjoyed; beautifully illustrated with bold, bright colours and packed with all sorts of wild and wonderful birds!
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Sam, the Most Scaredy-cat Kid in the Whole World

Sam, the Most Scaredy-cat Kid in the Whole World

Mo Willems ,  Mo Willems

$16.99
From Mo Willems, the multi award-winning, New York Times bestselling creator of the Pigeon series and the Knuffle Bunny trilogy, comes a companion title to Leonardo, the Terrible Monster. One day, Sam, the most scaredy-cat kid in the whole world, makes a terrifying discovery. It's not Frankenthaler the monster. It's her friend – Kerry! Kerry, the second most scaredy-cat kid in the whole world, also makes a terrifying discovery. It's not Leonardo the monster. It's his friend – Sam! "AAAAH!" yells Sam. "EEEEK!" yells Kerry. Something has to be done. Something BIG. But what?
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Hansel and Gretel

Hansel and Gretel

Michael Morpurgo ,  Emma Chichester Clark

$17.99
No child ever forgets the story of the witch, the breadcrumb trail and the gingerbread house in the forest. Former Children's Laureate Michael Morpurgo takes the Brothers Grimm classic to a new level, weaving from these themes a rich fairytale tapestry of hunger and hope, cruelty and courage. With breath-taking illustrations by the celebrated Emma Chichester Clark, this edition of Hansel and Gretel will grip the imagination of a whole new generation of children.
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Wings!

Wings!

Paul Stewart ,  Jane Porter

$16.99
The Grand Gathering of the Birds culminates in a flight to the top of the tree and Penguin is left all on his own once again. A hilarious sequence of events unfolds as Penguin tries to teach himself to fly, following the expert advice of his airborne friends. When all attempts to take off fail, a brilliant plan is devised by the other birds, who lift him up in the sky... But not for long! Disaster strikes, Penguin free falls into the water below and there he discovers his true element. An inspiring picture book that celebrates friendship and encourages children to recognise their own unique skills.
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Archie: No Ordinary Sloth

Archie: No Ordinary Sloth

Heath McKenzie

$16.99
Archie: No Ordinary Sloth is the story of a little sloth who is very energetic. Archie loves to leap and swing and dance about! However the other sloths eventually tire of his busy antics and ask him to leave. Archie leaves and discovers some new friends who are also different in their own special ways. But Archie still misses his sloth friends. Acting on some sage advice from an elephant Archie returns home to find his friends in danger. Will his fast-thinking and fast-action ways save them? Will they ever accept his difference?
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Ready, Steady, Hatch!

Ready, Steady, Hatch!

Ben Long ,  David Cornish

$16.95
Age range 2 to 5 yearsRound and bright, and creamy white, amid the pumpkin patch, a clutch of eggs was sprouting legs. Ready, steady, hatch! Ten chicks are excited to discover the world outside their eggshells, but the smallest is soon separated from the rest. Where can she be? A rollicking adventure about curiosity, camaraderie and, above all, having a play along the way!Reviewed by ImpulseGamer here.
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A Tiny Little Story: Zoo

A Tiny Little Story: Zoo

Edward Underwood ,  Lisa Jones

$22.99
A beautifully presented cloth book package - the perfect gift for a newborn. Combining bold images of faces and animals, high-contrast patterns, first words and the simplest of stories, these charming little books are perfect for the tiniest of babies.
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Find the Wolf

Find the Wolf

Agnese Baruzzi ,  Agnese Baruzzi

$12.99
Peek through the pages to find the wolf, with a clever surprise at every page-turn. Journey through the woods on your search - can you see the wolf's pointed ears or are they the trees in the forest? This is a book guaranteed to delight little ones, with a not-so-scary ending when we finally find the wolf. Agnese Baruzzi's innovative use of die-cuts and the turn of the page make this a hide-and-seek book with a clever edge. Illustrated in her signature graphic art and stylish palette of colour.
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Hidden Animals

Hidden Animals

Agnese Baruzzi ,  Agnese Baruzzi

$12.99
See and say the colour shape, then turn the page to reveal the hidden animal surprise! A green oval turns into a bug and a red triangle turns into a fox - this is a book guaranteed to delight little ones. Agnese Baruzzi's innovative use of die-cuts and the turn of the page makes this a colour and shape book with a clever edge. Illustrated in her signature graphic art and stylish palette of colour.
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What Was I Scared Of?

What Was I Scared Of?

Dr. Seuss

$19.99
A very special, spooky story from Dr. Seuss - with glow-in-the-dark ink! Then I was deep within the woodsWhen, suddenly, I spied them.I saw a pair of pale green pantsWth nobody inside them! Turn out the lights and say hello to Dr. Seuss's spookiest character... the pair of empty trousers, with nobody inside them!First published as part of The Sneetches and Other Stories collection, this all-time favourite story of Dr. Seuss's is now published on its own in this very special edition with a glow-in-the-dark finale! A perfect present for boys and girls from ages three and up.
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Matilda's Cat

Matilda's Cat

Emily Gravett

$14.99
Climbing trees, playing with wool . . . Matilda is sure that all cats love these things, but her kitty doesn't seem very enthusiastic. Undaunted, she thinks up new ways to amuse her reluctant playmate. Tea parties? Dressing up? What about a bike ride? Or perhaps a nice book - one about dogs? As the cat goes from nonplussed to terrified, Matilda gets more and more frustrated. After all, what use is a pet if it doesn't want to play? Emily Gravett's deceptively simple text, funny illustrations and satisfying, snuggly ending make Matilda's Cat a joy to share with even the youngest children. Perfect for kids with a pet (whether kitten, puppy, rabbit or hamster)!
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Blue Chameleon

Blue Chameleon

Emily Gravett

$14.99
He can turn himself into anything and appear to fit in anywhere, but it seems that neither the swirly snail, the green grasshopper nor the stripy sock want to be friends with the blue chameleon. Will he ever find someone to talk to? Someone just like him? With a subtle and witty interplay between words and illustrations, Emily Gravett's Blue Chameleon is an introduction to colours and shapes (and chameleons!) which is sure to delight everyone, from the youngest child upwards, in a board book format that is perfect for little hands!
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Puppy & Friends

Puppy & Friends

Roger Priddy

$9.99
Adorable and irresistible touch-and-feel board book for babies and toddlers. Full of fabulous photos of furry animals to stroke and textures to explore. On each double-page spread, there is a different texture to find, and the rhyming text makes the whole shared experience an enjoyable one for both parent and child.
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My First Day and Night

My First Day and Night

DK

$9.99
The ideal first book to introduce the concept of time to toddlers, My First Day and Night is packed with colourful images to help build the foundation of early learning.With colourful, bright pictures illustrating the familar events that structure a child's day and year alongside clear word-labels your little one will discover when it is time to get up, mealtimes, bath time and many more. My First Day and Night keeps early learning simple and fun for your little one.Perfect for encouraging children to build vocabulary and language skills, My First Day and Night helps toddlers grasp early concepts. Read it together and help them turn the pages and learn all about day and night.
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I Spy ABC: Totally Crazy Letters

I Spy ABC: Totally Crazy Letters

Ruth Prenting ,  Manuela Ancutici

$14.95
Chockablock 'search' pictures and cheerful rhymes promote concentration and language skills. Like its companion book, 'I Spy 123', this colourful search book is hiding a cornucopia of toys, sweets, foods, wooden beads, dolls, natural items and much more, all hidden within a letter. Searching while learning the alphabet - as well as colours, counting, vocabulary, memory and attention - is a fun experience of surprise and achievement. On each letter page are short rhyming verses setting the reader's task to find specific items and providing hints of where those might be found. But of course, there are hundreds more items which are not hinted at, so the challenge and fun are endless. The answers to the rhymes - where is the item mentioned? - are at the back of the book. This is a great book for sharing, alone time and bedtime.
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I Spy 123: Totally Crazy Numbers

I Spy 123: Totally Crazy Numbers

Ulrike Sauerhofer ,  Manuela Ancutici

$14.95
Like its companion book, 'I Spy ABC', this colourful 1-2-3 book is hiding a delightful clutter of toys, sweets, foods, dolls, natural items and much more. Searching while learning the numbers - as well as colours, counting, vocabulary, memory and attention - is an entertaining pastime of surprise and achievement. On each number page are short rhyming verses setting the reader's task to find specific items and providing hints of where those might be found. But of course, there are hundreds more items which are not hinted at, so the challenge and fun are endless. The answers to the rhymes - where is the item mentioned? - are at the back of the book. This is a great book for sharing, alone time and bedtime.
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One Very Tired Wombat

One Very Tired Wombat

Renee Treml

$14.99
A delightful counting book featuring some very cheeky Australian animals and lots of humour.How hard can it be to find a bit of peace and quiet? Wombat is tired and just wants to rest. But it's hard to sleep during the day when a bunch of noisy birds want to sing and play. The magpies keep whistling, the fairy wrens are flitting about and don't even talk about the kookaburras. Poor tired wombat. Will he ever get to sleep? One Very Tired Wombat is a charming counting book featuring some very cheeky Australian animals.
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Bim Bam Boom

Bim Bam Boom

Frederic Stehr

$16.99
A pot and two wooden spoons-BIM BAM-little owl made music!Canary, sparrow, chick and raven join her. What a joy to create sound and rhythm with pots and pans. Two saucepan lids-TISH TISH-a bowl and a ladle-BOOM BOOM.But then... What ARE you doing? asks Big Owl. This kind of music isn't for everybody...
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Buildablock

Buildablock

Christopher Franceschelli ,  Peskimo

$21.99
In this companion to Alphablock, Countablock, Dinoblock, and Cityblock, readers are introduced to more than 24 construction machines. As in the previous books, Buildablock features die-cut shapes on every other spread and the charming art of British design team Peskimo. Alphablock was chosen one of Parents magazine's 10 Best Children's Books of 2013 and one of ALSC's Notable Children's Books of 2014.
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Elephant and Friends

Elephant and Friends

Rettore

$14.99
A feast for baby s senses! The soft, fuzzy cover and cloth pages of this book feature a cheerful elephant accompanied by a happy frog, lion, crab and other animals for baby to identify. A touch of the pages produces an irresistible crinkling sound and a shake reveals gentle rattling. Fabric tabs extending from each page provide more stimulation for little fingers as baby rubs, squeezes, and shakes this adorable book.
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Giraffe and Friends

Giraffe and Friends

Rettore

$14.99
A feast for baby s senses! The soft, fuzzy cover and cloth pages of this book feature a smiling giraffe accompanied by a happy bumble bee, crocodile, fox and other animals for baby to identify. A touch of the pages produces an irresistible crinkling sound and a shake reveals gentle rattling. Fabric tabs extending from each page provide more stimulation for little fingers as baby rubs, squeezes, and shakes this adorable book.
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Jungle

Jungle

Rettore

$14.99
Ages 0 to 3 yearsLittle ones will like what they see in these bold books that help them learn about the big world--and themselves. A 3-D cover features the softest velour for babies to feel, and a mirror lets them see their own smiling faces! Inside Jungle, babies can go on safari deep in the jungle and see a monkey, zebra, lion, and more.
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Beep, Beep, Maisy!

Beep, Beep, Maisy!

Lucy Cousins ,  Lucy Cousins

$17.99
Meet all sorts of vehicles in this lift-the-flap book from the multi-award-winning creator of Maisy. Beep, beep! Maisy is going for a drive in her car. She says hello to everyone she sees on the road. There's Charley riding a motorcycle, Dotty driving a tractor, Peacock cycling a bicycle, Ostrich driving a train, Eddie flying a helicopter, Tallulah driving a fire engine and Cyril driving a bus. Little hands will have so much fun lifting the flaps to search beneath in this large board book. It's more fun with Maisy! Visit her amazing website - www.maisyfun.com - for activities, newsletters, games and more.
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Nothing

Nothing

Annie Barrows

$16.99
From Annie Barrows, the acclaimed #1 New York Times–bestselling coauthor of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society and the author of the award-winning and bestselling Ivy + Bean books, this teen debut tells the story of Charlotte and Frankie, two high school students and best friends who don't have magical powers, fight aliens, crash their cars, get pierced, or discover they are royal. They just go to school. And live at home. With their parents. A great read for fans of Becky Albertalli, Louise Rennison, and Adi Alsaid.

Nothing ever happens to Charlotte and Frankie. Their lives are nothing like the lives of the girls they read about in their YA novels. They don't have flowing red hair, and hot romantic encounters never happen-let alone meeting a true soul mate.

They just go to high school and live at home with their parents, who are pretty normal, all things considered. But when Charlotte decides to write down everything that happens during their sophomore year-to prove that nothing happens and there is no plot or character development in real life-she's surprised to find that being fifteen isn't as boring as she thought.

It's weird, heartbreaking, silly, and complicated. And maybe, just perfect.
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A Jigsaw of Fire and Stars

A Jigsaw of Fire and Stars

Yaba Badoe

$17.99
A potent, powerful, haunting contemporary debut that steps seamlessly from the horrors of people-trafficking to the magic of African fairy tale and folklore by an award-winning Ghanaian-British filmmaker. Sante was a baby when she was washed ashore in a sea-chest laden with treasure. It seems she is the sole survivor of the tragic sinking of a ship carrying refugees. Her people. Fourteen years on she's a member of Mama Rose's unique and dazzling circus. But, from their watery grave, the unquiet dead are calling Sante to avenge them: A bamboo flute. A golden band. A ripening mango which must not fall . . . if Sante is to tell their story and her own. Rich in the rhythms and colours of Africa and glittering circus days. Unflinching in its dark revelations about life. Yaba Badoe's novel is beautiful and cruel and will linger long in the memory.
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Fifth Room

Fifth Room

Allison Rushby

$16.99
When a brilliant high-school student is invited to join an international secret society, she leaves everything behind in pursuit of the high-stakes rewards it offers. When Miri discovers her boyfriend is also in the society, they must pretend they dont know each other, as the students are pitted against each other to push the boundaries of medicine using illegal self-experimentation. Miris experiment involves a new combination of specially timed drugs that could mean never needing to sleep again.

As her experiment progresses, and she spends more and more hours awake, she finds that all is not as it seems. When the group realises that there is a secret fifth student experimenting alongside them, the stakes are raised dramatically. Now they must decide how far they will go to with their research...and some, it seems, are willing to go much farther than others. When it becomes clearer to Miri that the secrets in this society are deeper and more dangerous than she bargained for, she starts to question the true purpose of the secret society, and who lies behind it.

Gripping and page-turning, The Fifth Room is a psychological thriller in which no one is to be trusted, not even yourself.
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Going Viral (#3 Potion Diaries)

Going Viral (#3 Potion Diaries)

Amy Alward

$14.99
Zoe Sugg aka Zoella Having managed to find her great-grandmother's potion diary, escape the clutches of Emilia Thoth, save her grandfather's memories AND become a Master Alchemist, surely it's time for Sam to have a good, long rest? And maybe, just maybe, a proper date with her boyfriend Zain? But now that Princess Evelyn is married to the evil Prince Stefan and showing symptoms of the Gergon illness, it looks as though Sam's adventures are just beginning. The GOOD news: there might be a cure for the virus spreading like wildfire through the city. The BAD news? It's buried in a remote village in a far-flung country next to an active volcano - and Sam's not the only one after it. With a TV crew trailing Sam's every move and time fast running out, it looks like things are about to... GO VIRAL The final installment in Amy Alward's magical POTION DIARIES series!
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Day 7

Day 7

Kerry Drewery

$19.99
Martha Honeydew has been released from the terrifying Cell 7. But despite her new freedom, the corrupt judicial system is still tracking Martha's every move. And Isaac, her only trusted friend, is now imprisoned in the very same cells she was. Isaac saved Martha's life, it is only right she now saves his. But with Martha still a target, her chances of saving Isaac are remote. Martha begins to question whether it is ever possible to escape government scrutiny.Will Martha and Isaac ever reunite? Will they ever live in a better world?
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All the Ways the World Can End

All the Ways the World Can End

Abby Sher

$19.99
Lenny is preparing for the apocalypse. Every night, she researches vacuum decay, designer pathogens, that inexplicable sleeping sickness knocking people out in Kazakhstan. Not many sixteen-year-olds are this consumed with the end of the world. But Lenny needs to have some sense of control. Her dad is dying of cancer. Her best friend Julian is graduating early and moving three states away. She's having to rehearse for a toe-curling interpretive dance show at school, and deal with her mum's indefatigable jolliness and smoothie-making in the face of the disaster they are confronting. The one thing keeping her hopeful is Dr Rad Ganesh - her father's oncologist. Surely Lenny can win him round to her charms - and he can save her father?An infectiously funny story with an unforgettable heroine: a story about having to learn to let go of what you hold most dear - and learning to survive.
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Wesley James Ruined My Life

Wesley James Ruined My Life

Jennifer Honeybourn

$16.99
Sixteen-year-old Quinn Hardwick's having a rough summer. Her beloved grandmother has been put into a nursing home, her dad's gambling addiction has flared back up, and now her worst enemy is back in town: Wesley James, former childhood friend and life ruiner.

So when Wesley is hired to work with her at Tudor Tymes, a medieval England-themed restaurant, the last thing Quinn's going to do is forgive and forget. She's determined to remove him from her life and even the score for once and for all - by getting him fired.

But getting rid of Wesley isn't as easy as she'd hoped. When Quinn finds herself falling for him, she has to decide what she wants more: to get even, or to get the boy.
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Things a Bright Girl Can Do

Things a Bright Girl Can Do

Sally Nicholls

$22.99
Through rallies and marches, in polite drawing rooms and freezing prison cells and the poverty-stricken slums of the East End, three courageous young women join the fight for the vote.Evelyn is seventeen, and though she is rich and clever, she may never be allowed to follow her older brother to university. Enraged that she is expected to marry her childhood sweetheart rather than be educated, she joins the Suffragettes, and vows to pay the ultimate price for women's freedom.May is fifteen, and already sworn to the cause, though she and her fellow Suffragists refuse violence. When she meets Nell, a girl who's grown up in hardship, she sees a kindred spirit. Together and in love, the two girls start to dream of a world where all kinds of women have their place.But the fight for freedom will challenge Evelyn, May and Nell more than they ever could believe. As war looms, just how much are they willing to sacrifice?
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Fly Me Home

Fly Me Home

Polly Ho-Yen

$16.99
Feeling lost and alone in a strange new city, Leelu wishes she could fly away back home - her real home where her dad is, thousands of miles away.

London is cold and grey and the neighbours are noisy and there's concrete everywhere.

But Leelu is not alone; someone is leaving her gifts outside her house - wonders which give her curious magical powers.

Powers which might help her find her way home...

Fly Me Home is an incredibly moving portrait of one family's struggle to adjust to life in a new country. Full of friendship, family and magic, this stunning novel by Polly Ho-Yen, author of Boy in the Tower (shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize and the Blue Peter Book Award) and Where Monsters Lie, is a must-read for 9-12 readers.
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The Safest Lies

The Safest Lies

Megan Miranda

$17.99
Kelsey has lived most of her life in a shadow of suspicion, raised to see danger everywhere. Her mother hasn't set foot outside their front door in seventeen years, since she escaped from her kidnappers with nothing but her attacker's baby growing inside her-Kelsey.Kelsey knows she's supposed to keep a low profile and stay off the grid for their protection, but that plan is shattered when her dramatic car accident and rescue by volunteer firefighter and classmate Ryan Baker sparks media coverage.A few days later, she arrives home to find her mother missing. Now, to have a chance at a future, Kelsey will have to face her darkest fears. Because someone is coming for her. And the truth about the past may end up being the most dangerous thing of all.o(A) fast-paced, suspenseful treat.o -PW, starredoPositively movie-ready.o -Kirkus
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Lair of Dreams (#2 Diviners)

Lair of Dreams (#2 Diviners)

Libba Bray

$17.99
1920s New York. America's Sweetheart Seer. Diviners dream-walk. Follow them down.

After a supernatural showdown with a serial killer, Evie O'Neill has outed herself as a Diviner. With her uncanny ability to read people's secrets, she's become a media darling, and everyone's in love with the city's newest It Girl. Everyone, that is, except the other Diviners, such as piano-playing Henry DuBois and Chinatown resident Ling Chan, both struggling to keep their powers a secret - for they can walk in dreams.

While Evie lives the high life, victims of a mysterious sleeping sickness start turning up across New York City. As Henry searches for lost love, and Ling strives to succeed in a world that shuns her, a malevolent force infects their dreams. And at the edges of it all lurks a man in a stovepipe hat, who has plans that extend farther than anyone can guess. As the sickness spreads, can the Diviners descend into the dreamworld to save the city?

In this heart-stopping sequel to The Diviners, New York Times bestselling and Printz Award winning author Libba Bray takes readers deeper into the mystical underbelly of New York City
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Moonrise

Moonrise

Sarah Crossan

$16.99
The astonishing new novel from Carnegie Medal, CliPPA Poetry Award, YA Book Prize and CBI Book of the Year Award winning author Sarah Crossan. They think I hurt someone. But I didn't. You hear? Cos people are gonna be telling you all kinds of lies. I need you to know the truth. Joe hasn't seen his brother for ten years, and it's for the most brutal of reasons. Ed is on death row. But now Ed's execution date has been set, and Joe is determined to spend those last weeks with him, no matter what other people think ... From one-time winner and two-time Carnegie Medal shortlisted author Sarah Crossan, this poignant, stirring, huge-hearted novel asks big questions. What value do you place on life? What can you forgive? And just how do you say goodbye?
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The Crash

The Crash

Lisa Drakeford

$17.99
Best friends Sophie and Tye are watching TV when a car crashes through the living room wall. The driver and passenger are twins, Harry and Gemma. Next door neighbour, eleven-year-old Issy, witnesses the accident. In the aftermath, Tye is thrown into a coma, Gemma's dark past begins to haunt the present, and Sophie starts to fall for Harry - but how can she, when he was the driver who nearly killed her best friend? And Issy, meanwhile, hides a terrible secret ...
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Because You Love to Hate Me

Because You Love to Hate Me

Ameriie ,  Ameriie

$14.99
This unique YA anthology presents classic and original fairy tales from the villain's point of view. The book's unconventional structure - thirteen of the most influential booktubers on YouTube join forces (writing-prompt style) with thirteen acclaimed and bestselling authors - gives these mysterious, oft-misunderstood individuals characters a chance to tell their stories, their way.

Like Maleficent or Wicked, these are stories of vengeance, of defiance, of rage. They are stories of pain, of heartbreak, of sorrow. But don't expect a circle of hands. Leave it to the heroes to help the world; villains just want to rule the world. We love to hate them and they hate to be loved, if only because being hated frees them from having to be good.

Contributing authors include bestselling and buzzy names Renée Ahdieh, Soman Chainani, Susan Dennard, Marissa Meyer, Cindy Pon, Victoria Schwab, Samantha Shannon, Adam Silvera, Andrew Smith, Maggie Stiefvater, April Genevieve Tucholke, and Nicola Yoon, with a foreword and a story from anthology editor Ameriie.
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Ella and Olivia: Best Friends Stories

Ella and Olivia: Best Friends Stories

Poshoglian,Yvette ,  McDonald,Danielle

$16.99
Meet Ella and Olivia. Big Sister. Little Sister. Best Friends.

Follow Ella and Olivia in six all-new stories as they get ready for a big talent show, have a very messy pet party, learn to ice-skate and lots more!

The best adventures are the ones you have with your best friends.
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Missing Ace (#1 Mysterious World of Cosentino) + Bonus Trick Cards

Missing Ace (#1 Mysterious World of Cosentino) + Bonus Trick Cards

Cosentino ,  James Hart

$9.99
Dangling on a burning rope while chained above a tank full of hungry sharks... there's only one hero who can beat those odds... COSENTINO, THE GRAND ILLUSIONIST! Cosentino's performances at his run-down old theatre attract the wrong kind of attention when the Ace of Spades dashes through the door, begging to be saved from the clutches of the evil two-headed King! When Cosentino is captured, he's thrown into the dungeon at the bottom of the castle, from which no one has ever escaped. This would be the trick of his life... if he can pull it off!
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Spy Toys: Out of Control!

Spy Toys: Out of Control!

Mark Powers ,  Tim Wesson

$12.99
Toy Story meets James Bond in the second book in this incredible action-packed series! Fresh from the success of their first mission, our heroes the Spy Toys - Dan the Snugaliffic Cuddlestar bear, Arabella the Loadsasmiles Sunshine Doll and Flax the custom-made police robot rabbit - are ready for their next task. This time, the secret code that controls every Snaztacular Ultrafun toy has been stolen and all over the world toys are revolting and turning against the children who own them. Can Arabella disguise herself as a super-sweet little doll in order to find out more from the daughter of Snaztacular's top scientist? Can Dan and Flax chase down Jade the Jigsaw, the puzzling prime suspect for the robbery? And can they save the day before the mind-controlled toys forget what it means to play nice? Featuring hilarious illustrations by Tim Wesson throughout, this series is perfect for fans of Pamela Butchart and David Solomons' My Brother is a Superhero.
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Squishy Taylor in the Mud

Squishy Taylor in the Mud

Ailsa Wild ,  Ben Wood

$12.99
Modern Family meets Harriet the Spy in this hilariously fun mystery series!

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

    1. How can one person be in two places at the same time?
    2. Why does pizza taste better outside?
    3. How do you climb a forbidden staircase?
    4. Who would steal plants from Squishy’s dad?

A hilarious junior fiction book series from Australian author Ailsa Wild about solving mysteries, blending families and leaping to conclusions quicker than a ninja-gazelle!

Australian superstar Squishy Taylor is a curious, likeable and instantly relatable hero for ALL kids aged 6 and up. She’s part of a blended family – a new kind of normal for so many kids, whether it’s a Modern Family or more of a Brady Bunch. Between nightly Skype-chats with her mum (who lives in Geneva), dealing with a noisy baby at home, sharing a room with her two new ‘bonus sisters’, and getting to know her new stepmum, there’s always a new challenge or exciting mystery to solve.
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I Can Read with my Eyes Shut

I Can Read with my Eyes Shut

Dr. Seuss

$9.99
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go In this delightful book, Dr. Seuss celebrates the joys of reading, encouraging young children to take pride in their budding reading abilities. This celebration of the joys of reading reminds us to keep our eyes open and be proud of our reading - so we'll learn lots of stuff and end up succeeding! As part of a major rebrand programme, HarperCollins is relaunching Dr. Seuss's bestselling books, including such perennial favourites as The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham and Fox in Socks. In response to consumer demand, the bright new cover designs incorporate much needed guidance on reading levels, with the standard paperbacks divided into three reading strands - Blue Back Books for parents to share with young children, Green Back Books for budding readers to tackle on their own, and Yellow Back Books for older, more fluent readers to enjoy. I Can Read With My Eyes Shut! belongs to the Green Back Books range
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The Princess in Black and the Mysterious PlayDate

The Princess in Black and the Mysterious PlayDate

Shannon Hale ,  LeUyen Pham

$19.99
Noseholes and elephants! A pet-eating monster interrupts a perfect playdate with Princess Sneezewort... but who is that new masked avenger? Princess Magnolia and Princess Sneezewort have plans... mysterious plans, like a princess playdate! They dress-up slam! They karaoke jam! They playhouse romp and snack-time stomp! But then a shout from outside Princess Sneezewort's castle interrupts their fun. It's a monster trying to eat someone's kitty! This is a job for the Princess in Black. Yet when the Princess in Black gets there, she finds only a masked stranger and no monster in sight... or is there? Action and humor abound in this ode to friendship that proves that when shape-shifting monsters intrude on your plans, two heroes are better than one.
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